Sunday, July 31, 2016

Iranian Leader Threatens To Annihilate Israel, World Yawns

                 Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is under the command of the country’s Supreme Leader, recently claimed that his nation has over 100,000 missiles targeted at Israel…in Lebanon alone. Salami further stated that these missiles are ready for the “annihilation” of Israel. According to a translation (from Farsi) by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Salami spoke before (Friday) prayers recently on Iran’s state-run IRIB TV, also averring that Iran has “tens of thousands” of additional missiles that are ready to wipe the “accursed black dot” of Israel off the map.
                How many Western news outlets bothered to report on this story? Where are the “Jewish Lives Matter” marches and placards? Each and every time a police officer may possibly- viewed from the comfort and context of our sofas- have used inappropriate force on an individual of color it leads the news on nearly every platform. Iran threatens to wipe out an entire nation/race? Yawn. It’s just the Jews. Not newsworthy to the elite media. Where is the sense of balance and proportion? Where is logic and reason?
                History shows that another nation’s leaders once tried to wipe the Jewish people from the face of the Earth…and nearly succeeded. We didn’t take Hitler at his word… and we’re pretty sure Salami isn’t terribly serious now, either. Aren’t we?
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                (Information used in this post was gathered from an article on JPost.com)
                       




Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hillary Vetted Veeps

                 According to reports, Hillary Clinton’s potential Vice-Presidential candidates were vetted like Hitler’s food taster. Politico.com said they had to turn over every password for every social media account for every member of their families. They were made to produce copies of every resumé that they’d put out for the past 10 years. They had to list every piece of property that they had ever owned. The same went for each and every business partner… and every gift they’d ever received, according to those familiar with the specifics of the process. Well that’s a bit ironic, isn’t it? Certainly takes hypocrisy and elevates it to a level never before achieved in human history. And that may just be an understatement.

                The finalists in the quest to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate were subjected to five weeks of intense questioning. And then follow-up questions were asked, and follow-up questions to the follow-up questions, “starting from when they were summoned one-by-one to meet with campaign chairman John Podesta and lawyer Jim Hamilton, and told to bring along just one trusted person who’d serve as the point of contact,” according to Politico.
                The would-be Veeps took their “final exam” at Hillary’s Washington, D.C. abode last Friday. At the conclusion of each grilling Hillary asked each contestant, “Why do you want the job?”
                Good question. A much better one, however, would be: Why is nobody vetting Hillary?

                Hillary can’t account for 30,000 missing e-mails. Or won’t turn them over. Don’t think she would turn over every password to every social media account she and Bill and Chelsea ever had. Call me a skeptic. The Clintons also attempted to hide what happened to roughly $200,000 of missing White House furniture and appliances upon leaving the White House in early 2001. “Who all have you been associated with, Hill? How did you turn $1,000 into $100,000 in cattle futures so quickly, Mrs. C? Can you explain Vince Foster’s demise…and 18 or so other unlucky folks that have come into your lives and who rather suspiciously went on to assume room temperature at untimely moments? Now, about the millions given to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities who aren’t… Mrs. Clinton? Mrs. Clinton?!”
               

                

Friday, July 29, 2016

Democrats: Practiced At The Art Of Deception

                The Democrats, speaking at their quadrennial saturnalian celebration of prevarication and demagoguery, have masterfully raised stultiloquence to an art form. Professing to be what they most obviously are not, claiming their foes are what they most obviously are not, and disingenuously commenting on every topic they address, they zealously attempt to bamboozle- read “bleep”- the increasingly ignorant American people.
                The Crimean Peninsula is in Russian hands. China and Russia have planned joint naval exercises. China is building illegal “artificial islands” to help in projecting its already substantial power to the south and east. North Korea is more belligerent than ever before. The same goes for Iran, whose leadership is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has impounded American sailors as well, even after we capitulated on the ridiculous nuclear arms deal, granting them the bomb in half the time it otherwise would’ve taken them to develop. Our reaction? The Obama administration apologized to Iran! Russian planes routinely act with impunity, testing American pilot’s skill and resolve and skirting our airspace. Eastern European nations are nervous. It seems like almost everyone has hacked into our “public servants” e-mail accounts. Islamic radicals in ISIS and other groups are killing people around the world in their attempt to create a new Caliphate.
                We are neither feared nor respected by many who used to fear and/or respect us.
                And supporters of Obama and Hillary, the very people most responsible for the sudden American collapse, dare to sport “Stronger America” signs??!!! Truth, reason, honor, integrity, shame, self-respect…all have been sacrificed on the Democrats altar of entitlement and victim-hood.
                Yet Donald Trump makes an offhand remark about hoping the Russian’s have Hillary’s missing e-mails and the mainstream media acts like he just slugged the Pope. We as-good-as know they have her e-mails. She is the villain, the lawbreaker, the one careless- or worse- with America’s intelligence. However the missing e-mails come to light, should they ever do so, it would be a good thing.
                To say that there is a pattern here is an enormous understatement. Bill Clinton is an “alleged” serial rapist, and a known philanderer. And the press is constantly asking Trump about his treatment of women, and this despite his wife and daughter’s comments! Funny, didn’t heard anybody in the mainstream press question Bill about his treatment of women during the DNC show.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Democratic National Convention Paying "Seat Fillers" In Unity Charade?

                 Everything about this Democratic National Convention is fake. You can’t believe anything that comes out of the speaker’s mouths. American flags were added only after many pointed out that there were none in the arena on day one of the show. (Now we know where they found them: six flagpoles atop the Philadelphia City Hall building are bare today. An unnamed city official says they were transported to the DNC convention stage)! Seeing delegates- and supposed delegates- holding up placards reading “Stronger America” boggles the mind. That’s akin to Nazis at a party function holding up signs stating “More Jews.” Does anyone really, honestly believe this crap? If so, I doubt they would’ve bought an Exxon or BP marketing campaign with the slogan “Cleaner Oceans,” in the days after their respective disasters.
                Big media and Hollywood types, themselves experts at staging fiction- and practiced in performance art- are aiding and abetting this mother of all ruses. And reveling in every minute of their deception.
                And now we find out that the DNC is apparently paying people to fill the vast numbers of seats left open by the mass exodus of Bernie Sanders supporters. It seems they actually took out an ad on Craigslist headed “Actors Needed For National Convention (Philadelphia).” The ad reads, in part, “you will be paid $50.00 each night for the remainder of the convention. You will be required to cheer at all times and will be asked to dress properly and possibly wear some promotional material.”
                 Can’t let the people see the reality! This is a unified party! We are all in this together, pulling in the same direction! Can’t you feel the love tonight?!
                The mass media drools over every drop of these artificial sweeteners. It is hard to tell if they get more aroused by mocking Trump or stroking the Democratic ticket.

                This is a canned convention. For today’s Democrats, symbolism is substance. They are pretenders. “Deceit in retreat” should be the motto for this Faux Party, not “Stronger America.”

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

John Kerry Claims Refrigeration As Dangerous As ISIS

                 The Washington Examiner reported that Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna to amend the 1987 “Montreal Protocol,” said that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life on Earth as the threat of terrorism posed by groups such as the Islamic State. (The Protocol was intended to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers). “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said, “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we-you-are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”
                Yet Kerry went on to state that most of the substances banned by the Montreal Protocol have increased the use of HFCs and claimed that the coolant was thousands of times more potent than CO2. He believes that the increase in HFCs has led to global climate change. “The use of hydrofluorocarbons is unfortunately growing,” Kerry said. “Already, the HFCs used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items are emitting an entire gigaton of carbon dioxide-equivalent pollution into the atmosphere annually. Now, if that sounds like a lot, my friends, it’s because it is. It’s the equivalent to emissions from nearly 300 coal-fired power plants every single year.”
                Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, is also in Vienna acting as her nation’s lead negotiator. She has stated that her goal is to enact the HFC agreement by the end of this year. If the global deal is completed, it would ban HFCs in the United States. The negotiations are part and parcel of President Obama’s aggressive attempt to combat global “climate change.”
                Loyal readers of this blog know that I don’t use coarse language often- if ever. They also know that I vet my stories and double check punctuation, etc., etc., and that I have never called for violence. I take a certain pride- warranted or not- in my use of the language. Concepts and words mean something. That said, Kerry’s unprovoked remarks on this subject leave me speechless. He is a special kind of insane. He is not only unfit to be Secretary of State, he is certifiable.
                Air conditioning has saved literally countless lives over the years since Willis Carrier invented it. Without refrigeration, many, many foods couldn’t be safely consumed. Inhalers have saved many lives as well, and made millions more bearable. Any attempt to compare these enormously important human inventions that save millions of lives- and make millions of others better- to brutal acts of Islamic terror that indiscriminately kill throngs of innocents is so far beyond the pale that it beggars description. It is Biblical, Herculean assininity.
                Kerry didn’t aver that automobile accidents kill more people world-wide every year than terrorism, or that fire or nuclear weapons can be dangerous, but singled out some of the greatest life-saving inventions and innovations in the history of this planet.
                John Kerry is rich. His wife is the heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune. I wonder if the massive Heinz factories are “green?” I bet they are air conditioned for the employees comfort. I guess ketchup is as dangerous as ISIS!
                What does the label state on every ketchup bottle, John? “Refrigerate After Opening,” correct? Why is that? Kerry’s mouth should have a government mandated label on it stating: “Please regurgitate after opening.”

                Kerry’s statement was 57 varieties of dumb. Clearly there exists something more dangerous than air conditioning, refrigeration, inhalers, and even terrorism- combined. It is the mindset of John Kerry himself. And of those in his party that agree with him.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ISIS Beheads Priest, Democrats Shun Flag And Remain Silent On Terror

                Islamic terrorists stormed the Gambetta Catholic church in Normandy, France, early this morning, beheaded an elderly priest and inflicted grievous injuries on a nun, while shouting "Allahu Akbar." They then performed a sermon in Arabic, literally worshipping at the altar of death.
                French president Francois Hollande declared that France was now “at war” with ISIS.
                It’s about time someone was.
               
                Contrast Hollande’s statement with the speeches at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia yesterday. Sixty-one of the Democrat’s finest spoke on Monday. Not one of them even mentioned “ISIS” or used the words “terrorism” or “Islamic.” (A fact that was verified this morning by Politifact).

                Incredibly, some Bernie backers marched in the streets outside of the arena carrying the flag of the erstwhile Soviet Union. Some Democrats inside the Wells Fargo Center waved a Palestinian flag.
                Not one American flag was visible in the Center. One literally couldn’t visually ascertain what country Hillary aspires to lead.

                Democrats no longer even bother to hide their true colors- or lack of them, as the case may be. It is shocking, sickening and pathetic. Those of you afraid of a world with Donald Trump as the American president better consider removing your head from your anal cavity.
                ISIS will never go away. They are not “the J.V. team.” They must be defeated. There is no alternative that includes life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They are slowly succeeding in taking away our way of life. ISIS hates liberty, hates Christianity, hates the West. It craves power and worships death.
                Just like the Democratic Party.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Democrats Build A Fence Around Their Own Convention

                The Democratic National Committee has- in a matter of hours- erected a nearly four-mile long, eight-foot high fence around its convention site at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. The temporary fence will come down at the conclusion of the Democratic Convention later this week.
                Obviously, the DNC is keen on keeping American citizens away from its 4-day effusion of elitist effluvium, even as it talks about the absurdity, difficulty, and immorality of attempting to build a fence to protect our southern border from being continuously breached by illegal aliens, terrorists and drug dealers.
                Why didn’t they build a bridge, not a wall? That would have been more inclusive. However, if you are one of the chosen ones, and are allowed into the Wells Fargo Center, you are welcome to use the massive, all-gender bathroom. No walls around bathrooms!
                To my knowledge, Pope Francis hasn’t yet weighed in on this development. In any case, the Vatican, the White House, most of the Democratic big-wig’s homes, and the not-so-humble abodes of the Wall Street and Hollywood high-rollers that support them, are protected by fences. That they refuse to grant average Americans the same sort of protection should be a clue to their character and integrity.
                As they embark on their bureaucratic bacchanalia, their paean to political palaver, it’s up to you to decide if they have your best interests- and that of the nation- in mind. If you can sit through this bender of bloviation without removing your own spleen with a salad fork, here’s to you.
                And, by-the-way, I have this swampland in Florida that you might want to buy…


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Colorado Town's Water Supply Goes To Pot

                 Hugo, Colorado’s 740 residents were told this week to immediately stop drinking the town’s water after it tested positive for THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, the state’s infamous new cash crop. A spokesman for the Lincoln County sheriff told reporters that Hugo’s Public Works Department found evidence of tampering and forced entry at one of the wells that supply the town’s drinking water. The town had handed out 2,500 bottles of water by midday Friday, July 22nd, as residents were cautioned not to drink from the tap. The town even closed its swimming pool for the day despite 95 degree temperatures.
                On Friday, employees of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation took water samples back to the agency’s lab outside of Denver to run more advanced tests. After the initial positive result, county officials ran 10 additional tests on the town’s water, six of which came back THC positive. The officials  said it would take at least 48 hours for all of the THC-laced water to be flushed from Hugo’s water system.
                On a brighter note, local stores report sales of snack items such as Doritos, Fritos, Twinkies, and the like, were up 1,850 percent over same date sales last year.

                “Dude, I am so thirsty I need another glass of water!”
                “Why are you suddenly calling me ‘dude’ all the time…dude? Oops.”

                “Dude, like the more I drink, the thirstier I get! What’s up with that? Tee hee.”

Saturday, July 23, 2016

North Korea Attacks Pacific Ocean

                North Korea launched yet another devastating attack on the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, firing three ballistic missiles at their watery adversary, all of them reportedly direct hits. Experts state that the Pacific hasn’t yet retaliated.
                The Hermit Kingdom has repeatedly assaulted the Pacific Ocean in recent years, often lobbing missiles into the Sea of Japan and surrounding waters.
                In possibly related news, North Korea’s state radio has mysteriously begun broadcasting strings of indecipherable numbers, officials in Seoul said Tuesday. There has been speculation that the nation has resumed using a Cold War-era method of sending coded messages to spies operating in South Korea. Reports claim that a female announcer at the radio station read numbers for two minutes on June 24th, and 14 consecutive minutes on July 15th. A copy of those comments provided by the South’s Unification Ministry and National Intelligence Service included phrases such as “Number 35 on page 459” and “Number 55 on page 913.”
                Even stranger, the announcer of the North Korean broadcasts described the numbers as “review assignments in physics (under the curriculum of) the remote educational university for the geological expedition members across the country” or “practice assignments in mathematic lessons (under the curriculum) of the remote educational university for expedition members of team number 27.”
                The North Koreans are nothing if not terse. Or insane.
                Many observers believe this is simply an attempt at psychological warfare, as it comes on the heels of the North’s angry response to the announcement of the planned deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. (Somewhere Ronald Reagan is smiling).
                 Those close to the Hillary Clinton camp say her advisors believe the numeric broadcasts are essentially just part of “some sort of a nationwide bingo game.” The June 24th broadcast, they speculate, could have been “something akin to ‘straight’ bingo” while the July 15th one “might have been more along the lines of ‘blackout.’”

                An Obama administration spokesman said that they are convinced the broadcasts were actually elaborate coded clues to ongoing Poke’mon Go games.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Beaver Attacks Paddle Boarder

            A possibly rabid beaver attacked Betsy Bent, a 67-year-old paddle-boarder, while she was pulling herself across the surface of Beaver Lake (!) near Asheville, North Carolina recently. "I saw a big splash, but I didn't see what the splash was from,” Betsy said. "It came up under my board and knocked my board over, and then it latched onto my leg and wouldn't let go. I didn't know what it was at that time. I didn't think there was any 'Jaws' in Beaver Lake."
           The beaver kept up the attack while Bent was in the water after being knocked off her board, inflicting multiple lacerations. "I was yelling, 'Help, I'm being bitten!'" she said.”  A very nice fisherman was talking to me and motioning me to come over, and then it turned around and attacked me again and latched onto my hand. Then it came around a third time and latched onto my other hand." The angler helped beat the beaver off her, and brought Bent to shore. She was transported to Mission Hospital for medical care. "Beavers chew on logs, so I've got some pretty good lacerations and staples and stitches," Bent said. Bent also had to go through the rabies shot protocol, which means she was forced to endure a series of painful shots over several days.
           An Asheville Police Department's Animal Control officer helped the Beaver Lake warden catch the animal after the incident, which was reported at 3:24 p.m. "On Saturday, July 9, APD Animal Services was called by the Beaver Lake Game Warden to assist in impounding a beaver," a department spokeswoman said. Mike Carraway, a wildlife biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, said it is unusual for beavers to attack humans.
           Ms. Bent doesn’t want people to shy away from the popular Asheville area lake. "We've lived just up the road for 22 years," she said. "It's a wonderful lake. This is just a bizarre accident. We’ll be back again."
           Speculation as to the large, crazed, rodent’s motive for the attack has been wide-ranging. Perhaps it was jealous of the mode of transportation or envious of those possessing opposable thumbs. Maybe it didn’t like the colors of the paddle board, or wanted it for its own use.
           In any case, this beaver’s bite was worse than its bark.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton To Pick Vice-Presidential Running Mate

                 Speculation continues to abound as Hillary Clinton draws ever closer to choosing her vice-presidential candidate. The nation- and indeed the world- is on pins and needles as it breathlessly awaits her decision. Do not despair, we have only hours left to wait!
                While we are in limbo (and Bill is in bimbo!) as she exercises her formidable critical-thinking skills, I hereby offer my best guesses as to her soon-to-be running mate:
                Anthony Wiener would be a surprise pick, but the former congressman would appease the more depraved wing of the Democratic Party. Moreover, his wife is a long-time Hillary aide and was her Deputy Chief of Staff in the State Department. Though scandals sent his political star into a steep descent, some say it wouldn’t be hard to envision Wiener rising again. Bonus: he’s known to be good with modern technology.
                Barbara Streisand would likely appeal to Hollywood types and those who are on the extremely low end of the I.Q. scale. Also, she is a woman.
                Cecile Richards is a dark horse candidate, but she is also a Washington outsider, and some pundits believe this is just what Clinton needs to balance the ticket and take some thunder away from Donald Trump.  The president of Planned Parenthood since 2006, Richards would be immensely attractive to the party’s base, who believe abortion is a sacrament that is established and protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Also, she is a woman.
                Louis Farrakhan covers most of the party’s cherished bases. He is a Marxist-socialist. He hates America. He hates white people. He hates racism. He hates cops. He hates hate-speech. He spews impenetrable drivel like Mount Saint-Helens spews ash. He’s a person of color. Best of all, he is the leader of the Nation of Islam! A dream candidate for today’s Democrats!
                As formidable- and indeed mainstream- as Farrakhan’s views now are in the Democratic Party, he may be edged out by another purveyor of preposterous prattle. Who is that you ask? Who’s my pick for Hillary’s number two? (And she has a lot of experience with ‘number two’; in fact it often comes out of her mouth).
                Just picture the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania- the birthplace of America- rocking with chants of BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

                Let freedom ring!      

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Elite Establishment Versus The Rest Of Us

                The elites view radical, violent protest movements- and the groups that foster them- such as Black Lives Matter, with extraordinary tolerance and charity. But when a true populist movement arises, and white, working class, Christians get uppity and threaten to vote for someone like a Donald trump, they go into full “snit” mode and look down their noses in horror and approbation at the great unwashed.
                “Brexit,” too, was an example of the elites being caught with their pants down. They simply couldn’t believe that many folks would challenge the wisdom they so generously espoused from atop their political thrones. With staggering- and sickening- hubris, these elites have characterized Trump’s rise and Britain’s E.U. exit as “illegitimate,” “irrational,” and as unforgivable effrontery- a revolt against “expert’s” authority. To quote the “Church Lady” from the old Saturday Night Live skit: “Well, isn’t that special!”  It’s well past time these bureaucratic bedsores took one on the chin.
                This revolt is anything but irrational. In America, the white working class is suffering through declining marriage rates, wage rates that appear to be permanently stagnated- or worse- and even declining life expectancy. They see immigrants and robots taking jobs away from them while their values are denigrated on a daily basis. They see the elites attempt to take their firearms away from them at the same time as they strive to import more and more immigrants into their communities from terrorist hotbeds. Their eyes widen as the powers-that-be force-feed them transgender bathrooms and mock Christianity while embracing Islam as a “religion of peace.” They bust their ass and pay their taxes… and are rewarded by being called “hicks” and racists and homophobes, even as they see more and more people being given a free ride, courtesy of the government they pay for.
                They know they are not the aggressors, they are the aggrieved. They are not the predators, but the prey. They have a big target on their backs and they are finally, logically, reasonably, getting tired of it.
                The elites, for their part, don’t care. They know the end result of their own policies. They carefully pander to every type of minority, as these groups will be the majority in the very near future, and an overwhelming majority not that long after that. In a twisted political dance, the “tolerant” elitists are already boldly discriminating against a bare majority…in order to prove to the large minorities that they won’t discriminate against them!
                Far too many unelected, bureaucratic pencil-pushers in Washington and Brussels have been granted nearly complete control over those they are supposedly to serve, due to the cravenness of their elected “bosses.” These duplicitous diplomats and sanctimonious “servants” sneer self-righteously at those who they derisively say cling to “their God and their guns,” as they arouse themselves by marinating in their own supposed superiority.
                The West and its acquired values of representative government, respect for the individual, free will, free markets, discipline, work ethic, and reasoned faith, led the world out of the Dark Ages. Bizarrely and remarkably, the truth of the matter is that elites in the Western media, government, entertainment and academia now are revolting against the same values that changed the world so much for the better. Progressive?
                It is up to us to ensure that their revolt against logic, morality and sanity does not succeed, no matter the consequences.
               

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pokemon Go Away

                 An absolute minimum of 1.1 million people were exterminated at Auschwitz during World War II, the vast majority of them Jews. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum now stands on the site of unspeakable atrocities. Visitors to this memorial to the dead experience intense feelings of revulsion, sadness and pity, as well as an equally intense desire to honor those lost here.
                At least they used to.
                The museum has now had to warn people not to play Poke’mon Go on their smart-phones while visiting the erstwhile German death camp. Museum spokesman Pawel Sawicki said its authorities are asking game producers to exclude the site of the former Nazi concentration camp from games, according to the Metro.co.uk website. Sawicki said that allowing these games to be active on the actual grounds of the former camp is “disrespectful to the memory of the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp on many levels and it is absolutely inappropriate.”
                Somebody’s a little uptight. The old fuddy-duddy. A person can’t have any fun anywhere anymore, I guess. I mean, if you can’t play Poke’mon Go on the grounds of a former Nazi death camp, where can you play it?
                It was also recently reported that a Poke’mon Go player "found" a “koffing” character in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The “koffing” signifies poison gas.
                And now we hear that the United States military’s gigantic Joint Base Lewis-McChord, located outside of Tacoma, Washington, has issued a warning to those trying to catch Poke’mon on the base, via  a Facebook post aimed at “budding Poke’mon Trainers using Poke’mon Go on JBLM.” It reads:  “DO NOT chase Poke’mon into controlled or restricted areas, office buildings, or homes on base.”
                To some folks today, Poke’mon Go is more real- and more important- than the Holocaust. Or chasing, say, terrorists.

                We may be approaching our last days as well.

                Poke’mon Go…away.





Monday, July 18, 2016

Notes On Terror

                                                            Notes On Terror
                There are three main themes the mainstream media strenuously attempts to foist on its consumers, as regards the continual Islamic terror attacks worldwide. All three are wildly, demonstrably wrong.
                Theme one: this is primarily a gun problem. Theme two: the Western democracies have brought the attacks upon themselves by their a) actions, or b) inaction. Theme three: this has nothing to do with Islam, which we all know is a “Religion of Peace.”  Let’s examine each of these subterfuges on a case-by-case basis, shall we?
                Theme one: the recent horrific attack in France was carried out with a truck. Guess what stopped this attack, like almost all the other ones? Firearms! The crazed lorry driver was finally shot to death. I haven’t heard the media call for a ban on trucks or “assault vehicles.” President Obama hasn’t shed a tear pleading for Congress to pass tougher truck-driving laws. Even if he had, it would’ve made no damn difference because the/a truck would have been stolen anyway. Criminals don’t obey laws. If they did, they couldn’t be called criminals.
                Moreover, jihadists have used planes, bulldozers, tractors, knives, machetes, bombs, and explosives - in addition to vehicles- to carry out terror attacks over recent years. It wouldn’t matter if they used bows and arrows, poison gas, baseball bats, weed-whackers, lawn-jarts or boiling acid to pull off their atrocities. Dead is dead.
                Theme two: I have recently read several newspaper and online articles blaming France for the attacks against her. “France has a serious problem integrating its Muslim communities into the societal mainstream,” they all exclaimed. Couldn’t be the other way around, could it? France, like America and other Western European nations, has taken in hundreds of thousands of refugees from North Africa and/or the Middle East, and bent over backward to accommodate them and not offend them.
                I hear similar twaddle about the United States. This hoax usually goes something like: “If the U.S. hadn’t made mistakes in Afghanistan and Syria…” or, “If the United States hadn’t invaded Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait or Iowa, these attacks never would have happened!” There are those who also blame discrimination for the attacks. That’s preposterous. Based on years of personal observations where I live and roam, nothing could be further from the truth. At my high-school alma-matter’s graduation ceremony last month, the principle of the school asked the crowd on two separate occasions to refrain from cheering or clapping, etc., after any/each graduate received their diploma, as it was an enormous graduating class and they needed to proceed quickly, especially in the brutal heat and humidity. Cheering for one would make it likely that the next person- or persons- name(s) wouldn’t be heard at all.  We were entreated to show respect and wait until giving a loud and long round of applause for all at the end of the ceremony. The majority complied. Yet, almost every time a “Mohammed,” or other likely Muslim name was announced the place went bonkers with screaming and shouting and clapping and jumping up and down by their often hordes of relatives. This went on the entire ceremony. After a while, a few of us Infidels rolled our eyes, but no other protestations were forthcoming.
                What’s more, Catholics weren’t welcomed to America with open arms, yet somehow they managed to refrain from routinely committing acts of terror. The Irish were discriminated against to a degree in the U.S. (“No Irish Need Apply”), yet they too failed to engage in planned- or random- mass attacks on innocent people. Today, in academia, media, the arts, etc., conservatives are roundly discriminated against and are victims of exclusion, but we don’t go around beheading folks- innocent or otherwise.
                Theme 3: This has everything to do with Islam, as virtually all of these attacks have been carried out by Muslims. This is not to say that all Muslims are terrorists, far from it. Many are decent, kind, productive citizens. But almost none of them voluntarily stand up and loudly, vehemently, categorically denounce all these Islamist terrorists and their acts. Most polls, whether taken in America or Europe, show a majority of practicing Muslims prefer Sharia Law to democracy.


                

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Retreat Of Liberalism And Freedom

                The post World War II globe was largely divided into two main blocs. On the one hand there existed a Soviet and Chinese led bloc of nations whose hallmarks were autocracy, state control of…everything, intolerance of dissent, and a communist, command economy. The other group, led- and protected- by the United States, embraced liberal democracy, capitalism and free trade.
                As the liberal bloc succeeded economically, socially and entrepreneurially, the opposing one failed. In light of this fact, many countries altered their institutions so as to become more like the U.S. China itself liberalized its economic policies while remaining strictly authoritarian socially. Many other nations wholly converted from an autocratic to a democratic form of government. The Soviet Union collapsed in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, with the gradual but inevitable result being the freeing of its many captive states- or “SSRs.” The decades of the ‘80s and ‘90s saw the most dramatic and rapid rise of freedom around the Earth.
                Unfortunately, in recent years, that trend has stagnated and now reversed. With the current U.S. presidential administration focused on changing its own nation’s institutions and insisting that transgender bathroom access, climate change and Muslim outreach must be the priorities of the day, illiberalism is now ascendant. Yes, political autocracy and correctness, state-controlled economies and vast restrictions on civil liberties are all now on the rise, even in the United States.
               Like a boa-constrictor wrapped around clueless prey, a soft tyranny slowly envelops us.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Transgender Takes Pics Of Other Woman In Target Dressing Room

                A 43-year-old man was arrested July 12th in Ammon, Idaho, on one count of felony voyeurism. The man, who claims to be a transgender woman by the name of Shauna Patricia Smith, was apparently dressed as a woman when he was caught taking pictures of a woman while each were inside adjacent dressing rooms at the local Target store.
                Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the store after the victim noticed that someone was reaching over the dressing room wall with a cell-phone, taking pictures as she tried on clothes. The victim confronted the suspect who proceeded to flee from the store on foot, according to the Sheriff’s department release. Detectives then reviewed witness information and security footage from Target, which led them to Smith, the release said. Smith was interviewed and subsequently taken into custody by detectives, and was booked into the Bonneville County Jail. Investigations are underway to determine if any more victims exist relating to this event.  A Sheriff’s Office spokesman stated that it isn’t yet known whether the reported victim was wearing underwear when she was photographed.
                Here is how the Idaho Falls Post Register described the suspect, in the first paragraph of their front-page article on the incident: “A transgender Idaho Falls woman was arrested Tuesday on one count of felony voyeurism for a report that she took pictures of another woman changing clothes in a dressing room at Target in Ammon.” (Emphases mine).The article went on to say that the “woman,” Shauna Patricia Smith, was in custody “in the Bonneville County Jail under the name Sean Smith, according to the jail’s active inmate roster.” A Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release said the suspect is also known as Sean P. Smith.
                Notice that even though the suspect is a biological male, and his mug shot bears no hint of femininity, the paper repeatedly refers to him as a female. Are we to then believe “her” attraction for the “other woman”- so strong “she” risked (and got) jail time for it by taking unauthorized photos- was of a lesbian nature? Is he this person a “transgender lesbian?”
                This wasn’t the first such incident at a Target store. On June 22, police in New Hampshire arrested 22-year-old Zachary Bishop for recording underage girls in a Target changing room. Moreover, police have reported incidents of cell-phone voyeurism in Target changing rooms and restrooms in various locations around the country. Where is the media coverage of these outrages? I guess the victims of these abuses aren’t part of a pushy but organized special interest group. They don’t have an entire political party behind them.
                Things don’t happen in a vacuum. Social-engineering is as often regressive as progressive, and shouldn’t take place in our bathrooms- or our military. Why were bathrooms separated by gender in the first place? There just may have been a reason.
                Over 1.3 million people have signed a Boycott Target petition over the last couple of months. The company’s stock price has fallen from $83.50 a share on April 19th to under $74 a share today. Transgender? TransTarget. That is progressive!
               




Friday, July 15, 2016

France Attacked On Bastille Day; Terror Strikes Nice

                 “Remain calm! The most important thing is that we guard against unfounded retaliation! Islam is a religion of peace! Those who perpetrated this despicable act have a completely distorted vision of a glorious religion! We must make sure that we don’t needlessly offend our Muslim friends! We don’t want to appear boorish, xenophobic or intolerant! Moreover, we must be ever vigilant in our duty to make certain that right-wing extremists from the backwaters of this land, clinging to their God and their guns, don’t go off half-cocked and attempt to stereotype or even discriminate against those that don’t share their so-called values- or skin color!
                “This then, is our charge: let us think of peace and harmony (except with the aforementioned kooks), love and inclusion! Tolerance and hatred of whitey respect will allow us- all of us- to join hands around the world and one day live as one! Thank you… and peace out!”

                Tired of hearing talk like this from our leaders? Me too.

                At some point in the future, if we keep up as we are, the Obamas of the world won’t have to worry about that vast, mythical, anti-Muslim backlash, because there won’t be any non-Muslims left to defend themselves.

                Welcome back to the 9th century.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

President Turns Dallas Shootings Into Political Weapon

                 President Barack Obama turned the Dallas police massacre into a political weapon, just as he has baldly used numerous other tragedies for political gain. Only hours after speaking to the nation about the attacks in a relatively presidential manner, he stated- upon landing in Warsaw- that “When people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes it more deadly and more tragic.
And in the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well.”
                It is not about powerful firearms, Mr. President. The shooter repeatedly stated that he “wanted to kill white people.” The “powerful weapons” that pose the problem, the weapons that are most deadly and tragic, are ignorance and unfounded hatred. When people are armed with those weapons, society starts to unravel, no matter what kind of physical weapons perpetrators may be using.
                It is no coincidence that, in the couple of decades prior to this past year or so, violent crime rates plummeted across the country as the number of folks with conceal-carry licenses sky-rocketed. Since the president, Black Lives Matter, and other leftist groups have gone out of their way to sow envy, disinformation, racial division and radicalism over the recent past, attacks on police and violent crimes in general are rising in big cities around the country. This is leading to police forces being put in a lose-lose situation. As a result, they simply aren’t policing in some major metropolitan urban areas. This leads to thugs- and worse- getting bolder and bolder and will also lead to fewer and fewer police recruits.
                The results will not be good.

                It is amazing that given the thousands of people killed in this country recently by radical Islamists, and the hundreds of other radical Islamist terror plots foiled, the President will not even use the term. Yet he tirelessly spits out the terms “white privilege” and “gun problem” like a pez dispenser run amok. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Planned Parenthood Joins Black Lives Matter Twitter Campaign!

                 Planned Parenthood, that stout pillar of belief in the preciousness of life, has joined the “Black Lives Matter” movement via its Twitter campaign. A recent tweet from the Planned Parenthood Black Community read: “We are joining #Ferguson organizers and protesters in DC today—standing in solidarity with you! #HandsUpWalkOut#BlackLivesMatter.”
                This is a tad ironic, given that the Black Community is much smaller than it would be if not for Planned Parenthood. 79% of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics are “within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods,” according to the pro-life group “Protecting Black Life.” Martin Luther King Junior’s niece, Alveda King, herself a civil rights activist, has described Planned Parenthood as “the most obvious practitioner of racism in the United States.”
                Planned Parenthood, that unflagging repository of morality, is itself the number one killer of black people in America. How’s that, you say?! Abortion is the top cause of death in the African-American community, responsible for the demise of over 360,000 black babies every year.
                Planned Parenthood performs the vast majority of abortions in America.

                To call this an absurdity is to do great disservice to the term. If Twitter was around in earlier times, an equivalent asininity might be an early 1940’s tweet: “The Third Reich is joining #SaveTheJews in their Munich protests today—standing in solidarity with our kosher brethren! #HitlerSaysHandsUpWalkingToTheGasChambers#JewishLivesMatter.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Obama Succeeds: Requiem For A Republic

                 Obama, you did it. You really did it! The country is rocked by racial and class divisions and hatred. Healthcare prices are skyrocketing. Insurers are pulling out or going under. We are 8 trillion more dollars in debt than when you took office. We are seeing more and more terror attacks and most of us feel less safe. Illegal immigrants are bankrupting various municipalities and committing crimes at a remarkable rate. Violent crime is on the upswing in most of our major cities, as cops are afraid to do their jobs. Our enemies no longer fear or respect us and our friends no longer trust us. A lower percentage of our citizens are practicing Christians than ever before. A higher percentage are practicing Muslims than ever before. Wage rates appear to have permanently stagnated. You have decimated our military and are planning to sabotage plans to enhance our nuclear deterrent capability before you leave office. And now there is a virtual black on blue civil war.

                But I shouldn’t complain. I can finally put on a dress and pee in any bathroom I like! I know, right? Yay!!

                Remember how you told small-business owners, successful people in general, etc., that “you didn’t do it.” Well you really did do it! You fundamentally transformed a once proud country! You took advantage of the tolerance and kindheartedness, the naivete’ and ignorance of the very people that put you in office. And now you mock many of them and call them names.

                The country is starting to come apart at the seams.

                You wrecked this nation.

                And you couldn’t be prouder.

                

Monday, July 11, 2016

Hate Crimes

            An indigenous woman in Calgary, Canada, recently yelled “I hate white people” before punching a white woman in the face, knocking one of her teeth out. The prosecutor reasonably argued that the unprovoked November, 2015 assault on a woman the attacker had never met was a “hate crime.”
            Judge Harry Van Harten would have none of that argument. Remarkably, Van Harten’s written decision in the case stated that the motivation of the perpetrator, Tamara Crowchief, in the attack on the victim, Lydia White, was not related to racial bias. The judge said there wasn’t enough evidence to establish the claim that Crowchief attacked White (you can’t make it up) because of her skin color, according to HeatStreet.com.
            The law is loonier then it used to be. Hillary doesn’t get indicted, even for lying under oath, something even Richard Nixon never did. Nixon resigned in disgrace before he could be impeached, yet Hillary is going to be the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, and likely the new Commander-in-Chief!
            If a white man says something along the lines of, “not all blacks are great swimmers,” it’s a hate crime, but Crowchief can yell “I hate white people” in public before cold-cocking a White person she’s never even seen before, and a sitting judge is completely baffled as to her motivation?

             Utilizing critical thinking skills, exercising reason and courage, and speaking the truth are all hate crimes now.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The History Of Stupidity...

                 American history is history as far as many prestigious American colleges and universities are concerned. A student does not need a single course in U.S. history to major in… history… at Harvard, Georgetown, the University of Maryland, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Duke, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Brown, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Rice, Notre Dame, USC, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Washington, Minnesota, and many colleges in the California state university system, just to name a few.
                Well, what the hell. Why would you? Who hasn’t majored in economics without taking a single class on macroeconomics? Not familiar with the supply and demand curve? No problem! Never read Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations?” Here’s your degree! Surely many, many colleges and universities don’t require music majors to take a class on classical music, right? Or, if they do, I’m sure those classes don’t mention Beethoven, Bach or Brahms.
                I am sure these self-same schools don’t require their students majoring in business management to take a class on marketing, accounting or business writing, either. Am I right? Want to be a meteorologist? It’s up to you whether or not you want to study weather! Want to major in physics but never took any calculus classes? MIT is there for you! The History of Aeronautics, you say? Don’t worry, you won’t be made to learn about Orville and Wilbur, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin or anything else that involves the United States! You want a Masters in World Literature? Let’s just leave the Russians and English out, okay?

                Now, as for the history of stupidity

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Presidents And Athletes

                The total, cumulative salary earned by all the American presidents to ever serve the nation over the past 227 years (through Obama’s departure on January 20th, 2017) is $22.6 million, unadjusted for inflation. The (NBA’s) Cleveland Cavalier’s Lebron James will make $23.2 million this coming basketball season. Kevin Durant will pull in $26,540,100 next season playing hoops for the Golden State Warriors.
                But they’re tall.
                All the presidents spanning the 84 years from George Washington (leader of the American Revolution) through U.S. Grant (led the Union troops to victory, and helped heal the nation as president after the Civil War) earned a total of $2,100,000. This includes Thomas Jefferson, who conducted the Louisiana Purchase- which gave the U.S. the land which would eventually become 13 states- for a sum of roughly $15,000,000, or the equivalent of about $240 million in today’s money.
                Kevin Durant stands to make as much as $244 million over the next six seasons.

                Abraham Lincoln- you might have heard of him- made $25,000 a year during his tenure as President of the United States of America. Perhaps you also remember the Emancipation Proclamation he signed freeing the slaves. Yet it is not particularly uncommon to hear black athletes making many millions of dollars a year today talk of being slaves. Incredible. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

North Korean Foreign Minister Declares His Own Country A Nuclear Threat

                 Han Song Ryol, director-general of U.S. affairs at the North Korean Foreign Ministry- and the top Hermit Kingdom official for U.S. relations- said that his country is now “a nuclear threat,” and plans more nuclear and missile tests. I’m unaware of any other country’s leading “diplomat” proudly proclaiming his country a nuclear “threat.” 

                 Kind of reminds me of an alley-cat arching its back and hissing at a St. Bernard.


                The U.S. “caused this issue,” Song Ryol stated. “They have to stop their military threats, sanctions and economic pressure. Without doing so, it’s like they are telling us to reconcile while they are putting a gun to our forehead.” Yes, you know that belligerent Obama administration, always bullying our adversaries and looking for every opportunity to sanctify the use of firearms, literally or figuratively! And, like, your forehead is  a pretty big target, Comrade Song Ryol.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Famous Presidential Quotes If Uttered Today

                                     Famous Presidential Quotes If Uttered Today

*”You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Never-the-less, trans-genders should be able to use the bathroom of whatever sex it is that they feel like they identify with on any given day.”- Abraham Lincoln

*”The only thing we have to fear… is gender-specific bathrooms!”- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

*”Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall… between male and female bathrooms!”- Ronald Reagan

*”Let all nations know, whether they wish us well or ill, that we will go any place and pay any price…in defense of trans-gender bathrooms.”- John F. Kennedy

*”I want a kinder, gentler nation…of unfettered abortion.”- George H.W. Bush

*"If same sex bathrooms aren't wrong, nothing is wrong."- Abraham Lincoln

*"Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution. Oops, I forgot about the rights to abortion and transgender bathroom access."- William Howard Taft

*"I have never advocated war except as a means for securing transgender bathroom rights."- U.S. Grant

*”I have sworn on the altar of God, eternal hostility to all forms of tyranny over the bathrooms of man.”- Thomas Jefferson

*”Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, children, and non-binary genders should have free and equal bathroom access.”- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Transgender Troops Triumph

             The long-despised ban on transgenders serving in the United States military has finally been lifted. AP reports that U.S. military services will finalize and distribute training guidelines, medical protocols and other guidance to help commanders deal with any issues or questions about transgender troops. Those should be amusing reads!    
                “Welcome to the transmilitary! The new, improved, non-binary force welcomes you and encourages you to explore, enlarge  and enhance your  gender  tendencies and preferences! Please know that you are all free to use any bathroom or shower facility you like. You can likewise pick the housing and uniforms- and even the fitness standards- that match your preferred gender. Yay! Won’t that be fun? I am Sergeant Pat Yangyin and I am non-binary, cis-questioning. When we are on this base and/or actively training or engaged with the enemy, you are to call me ‘Colonels,’ and nothing else…is that clear? However, if we’re out at a gay bar or some such, my pronoun of choice is ‘they.’ As in, ‘Can I buy they a drink?’ Got it?”
            Officials say that the recent lifting of bans against openly homosexual people and the transgendered serving in the armed forces is just the start. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, stated: “We think that gays and lesbians, men dressed as women and women dressed as men, all sharing the same bunks and bathrooms and coming out of the showers toweling off their hot, dripping wet, naked bodies will bring more focus and cohesion to their units. Yet, we realize that to get the very best out of our fighting people, much, much more has to be done.” Though that official didn’t identify what other prohibitions needed to be addressed, many have speculated that the bans against polyamory, necrophilia, incest and bestiality may soon be lifted in an effort to make the nation safer.
            Another official, a colonel in the Pentagon, suggested that each branch of the military will soon be more flexible in terms of where any given recruit or volunteer may serve on any given day. “We are working toward the day when an individual in one branch of the service who self-identifies as a member of a different branch will be swiftly accommodated and moved to their preferred branch… at least until such time as he or she re-identifies as a member of their old branch or identifies as a member of a different branch,” he said. This official, too, cited increased battle-readiness and unit cohesion as the impetus for these changes.
             In the army but feel like an airman? No problem! On a submarine but always identified as a cavalryperson? It’s all good! In today’s armed forces you can now serve in whichever branch of the Service you identify with, in whatever uniform you choose!
                        The five recognized service branches have all updated their mottos in keeping with the new spirit of social engineering and tolerance.
            The U.S. Coast Guard: “Omnes Superbi et Gendered”
            The U.S. Marine Corp: “Patiens Semper”
            The U.S. Air Force: “Self-identity Before Service”
            The U.S. Navy: “A Global Force For Diversity”
            The U.S. Army: “Love, Tolerance, Diversity”
            (There are 1.3 million active-duty members in the American military. An estimated 2,450 are transgender).

               

                

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Women To Soon Swap Human Partners For Robots?


                      Women could be swapping human partners for robots by 2025. So says a report posted on the Mirror.UK.com website.
                Dr. Ian Pearson, a “futurologist,” has compiled a report on the future of intimacy. He suggests that sleeping with robots will soon be as common for women as watching an adult movie is today. In the report, commissioned by Bondara, Doctor Pearson claims: "A lot of people will still have reservations about sex with robots at first but gradually as they get used to them, as the AI (artificial intelligence) and mechanical behavior and their feel improves, and they start to become friends with strong emotional bonds, that squeamishness will gradually evaporate." In fact, Pearson claims in his report that robot whoopee may become so popular that it will overtake human intercourse - and will be “fully-fledged” by 2050.
                Moreover, the report states that many people may actually fall in love with these machines. And, you guessed it- there is already a name for that eventuality: robophilia. As demand for these love machines ramps up, the robot romancers will no doubt demand equal rights for their “partners.” They will demand that they be able to use the bathroom of their choice. RoboPride! Marches will be staged across the fruited plain. The LGBTQ community will become the LGBTQR community. (That actually has a nice ring to it, it fills out and balances the acronym, don’t you think?).

                I predict the Chelsea Clinton administration will legalize human-robot marriage in 2046.

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Fourth Of July Message To Americans From Six Former Presidents

                 I recently received, in my mailbox, three letters. One was apparently written by (several of) the Founders, another stems from the hand of Abraham Lincoln and the third is from Ronald Reagan. All were addressed to: “The modern-day citizens of the United States of America, to be opened and read on July 4th, the year of our Lord 2016.” All came on the same day. Surreal.
                 The first letter I read was crafted with a quill pen on parchment and bore a distinct message from each of four Founding Fathers. The second was Abraham Lincoln’s missive, and the third flowed from the pen of the Great Communicator himself, Ronald Reagan. Here they are, in the order in which I have just read them.

A Fourth of July Message from Thomas Jefferson:

                Dearest Americans, the Declaration of Independence, though written by my own hand, had many contributors, just as did the Constitution of these United States of America. Not just Mr. Adams, Mr. Franklin and other Founders, but Socrates’, the Magna Carta, Montesquieu, Burke, Adam Smith and others. It was written as a national Emancipation Proclamation. And, though it didn’t reach its full fruition for another four-score and seven years or more, it was intended to protect the smallest minority- each and every individual- from the greatest tyrants and bullies: Kings, dictators and governments. I implore you: never lose sight of that. We Founders won freedom for the inhabitants of this land and all the generations to follow. We are ourselves now free of all earthly shackles, yet I fear that the endeavors you have recently undertaken are leading you into an endless, if “voluntary,” servitude. Be mindful that Dr. Franklin, when queried about the form of government the Founders had given the nation’s citizenry, replied: “A Republic, as long as you can keep it.” Implicit in his answer was the fact that we didn’t want a pure democracy, as we had seen that a form of immorality nearly always overtook voters of nations with such form of government, leading the simple majority to rule roughshod over even a large minority.
                I fear something similar is happening to you now. Many of your votes are being cast not for life and liberty, and what is best for the general welfare, but are being offered up to those scoundrels who promise to give the most money and goods to specific blocks of voters, or “special interest groups”. This causes a great rupture in society. This is robbing Peter to pay Paul and also leads to sloth and a diminution of individual endeavor, discipline, self-respect and…liberty.
                Time indeed changes manners and notions. But time  produces also corruption of principles, and against this it is the duty of good citizens to be ever on the watch, and if the gangrene is to prevail at last, let the day be kept off as long as possible.

A Fourth of July Message from George Washington:

                Countrymen, I bid you good tidings and hoped that they would find a nation united, strong and free, blessed in its liberty. You may know that I was honored to lead a “rag-tag” militia and eventually molded them into a fine fighting force, and that I had several horses shot out from under me, and countless musket-balls pass through my attire. I am absolutely convinced that Providence spared me for a grand purpose. This upstart nation, with virtually no navy, lacking in arms and ammunition- and materiel’ of almost every ilk and stripe- went on to defeat the mightiest military the world had ever known. I always tried to lead from the front and refused to accept any remuneration for my part in this blessed battle for liberty.
                What you may not know, is that my greatest fear was- and is- that the inhabitants of this Union would one day forget why and how it came to be in the first place. That the stupefying sacrifice my men made for nigh eight years should ultimately prove in vain is more than I can bear for eternity. Please, for your sake and theirs, for posterity and hope, for dignity and reason, do not continue in your attempts to “fundamentally change this nation.” When you fundamentally change the freest, most prosperous nation the world has ever known, the result can only be less freedom and prosperity.
                My friends, government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

A Fourth of July Message from John Adams:

                I would like to start by greeting my fellow patriots, but I fear that many inhabiting the land now no longer think in those terms or understand fully what it means. It doesn’t mean a dislike or disdain for other individuals or countries, but a pride in the shared achievements and character of one’s own. It doesn’t mean everything it does is perfect- or indeed even right in every case, but it doesn’t mean that anything another nation does is necessarily its equal-or better. True patriotism is attained- and laudable- when founded on individual liberty, not entitlements, on morality, not its opposite. A people can only stay truly free when educated, involved, vigilant- and unafraid- of their own government. It has been some twenty dozens of years since we declared independence. I fear that you have become soft- and content to be kept as if livestock, as long as your “civil-servant” masters will see to your food, shelter, “protection”… and ease. Remember what happens, in the end, to livestock.
                The happiness of society is the end of government.

A Fourth of July Message from James Madison:

                If you are reading this, dear citizens, perhaps there is still hope for the Republic we bequeathed you. Our instructions for this letter were clear: it was not to be opened until July 4th, 2016. We decided on this date, the 240th anniversary of the Declaration, as the most successful republics have lasted between 200 and 250 years, and this being also a presidential election year. I have often been referred to as the Father of the Constitution, but, though I did write much of this unique document, I am not its father. Ironically, tyranny and despotism were the parents of its blessed birth. You see, without these two, there would have been no need for their produce. The document, itself reflecting the combined wisdom of the ages, was precisely structured to protect the citizens of this land from tyrannical government… in perpetuity. It took the immutability of human nature and desire into account, along with a vast knowledge of all the world’s previous types of governments- and the results of their governance. The document, we hoped, would lead to a happier people than any that had come before, free in their pursuit of life, liberty and property. Please do not think that it should be fundamentally altered or aborted now. Be ever vigilant and jealously guard your freedoms and independence.
                I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

A Fourth of July Letter from Abraham Lincoln-

                Seven score and thirteen years ago, your forefathers engaged in a titanic clash to determine whether a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…could long endure. Through their bloodshed and heartache, their sacrifice and courage, their honor and commitment, it did. Now I ask of you: should their sacrifice have been in vain? Will the actions you take now, render their courage, bloodshed and heartache moot? I have beseeched the Almighty. Now I beseech each and every one of you reading this…to answer each of those questions with a distinct and determined no!

A Fourth of July Letter from Ronald Reagan-

                My fellow Americans, we are a nation that has a government, not the other way around.

                You know, not so many years ago, I said it was “Morning in America.” And it- at least figuratively- truly was. I also urged Mr. Gorbachev to “Take down this wall!” Shortly thereafter, it came down, leading to a rebirth of freedom for many souls previously trapped in servitude. Now, my fellow Americans, it is in your charge to answer these questions: Is it still morning in America, or will we soon be in mourning…for America? Is that shining city on a hill going to continue to be a beacon, or will you let it slide into the yawning abyss, never to rise again?