The Year That Was: 2013, Top Stories

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I think it would be safe to say the 2013 was a very strange year. From beginning to end, it supplied the conservative blogosphere with enough controversy, insanity, and flat-out moon battery to keep both writer and reader quite busy. So, off the top of my head, here are my thoughts on some of the top stories of 2013.

 

  1. Our first story, and the one most covered here the Conservative Hideout, is ObamaCare. We predicted doom, gloom, and absolute failure for president Obama signature legislation. Let’s just say that it did not disappoint. We saw more job losses, hours being cut, plans being canceled, premiums rising higher, businesses not hiring, and so forth. Of course, our liberal friends did their very best to lie and obfuscate, but when millions are negatively impacted, it’s hard to spray little perfume over a open sewer and convince people that it is sanitary. For his part, Pres. Obama simply chose to ignore parts a law. He granted exceptions that he was not legally entitled to grant. The ignored mandates, legislating without the legislature itself. At current, he seems to of the delayed much of the pain of ObamaCare until after the 2014 midterm elections. However, the people that have been negatively impacted will not forget Pres. Obama, nor will they forget their Democratic Congress critters that foisted this nonsense upon. And, come to think of it, we are going to let them forget!
  1. In order of importance, perhaps the second most important story is the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. Even though the media did their best to ignore it; and failing that, minimizing it, it still came to the awareness of millions of Americans. In a nutshell, the IRS, under orders from IRS HQ, intentionally and persistently targeted conservative groups. This went from additional scrutiny and intentional denial of tax exempt status. It also involved illegal data collection and distribution; for example, names of donors in their personal information. In spite of denials, the delay sand flat-out lies, the truth came out. The IRS was guilty of massive discrimination in illegal activity in their additional scrutiny, if not harassment of conservative groups. Of course, the administration denied it, and the mainstream media refuse to report it, but we were here to tell you about it!
  2. I’m rather proud that the Conservative Hideout was among the first blogs to cover ClimateGate. Our contributor, Don, got to the story early, and we stayed on it for the duration. Since then, we have covered the unraveling of global cooling global warming climate change The Big Lie. In 2013, there were no shortages of climate failure to be exposed. From the UK having a record cold winter, to 30 inches of snow on Memorial Day, to the record cold Arctic summer, to Al Gore’s doom and gloom prediction of zero Arctic sea ice falling flat, and even to the global warming expedition being caught in the ice, the “settled science” of global warming has taken more hits than a punchdrunk boxer with one glass eye. However, that hasn’t stopped the advocates from trying to force us to live in thatch huts, while Al Gore jets in comfort between his mansions.
  1. After 2013, the phrase Bomber Sues Bloggers might be a bit more familiar to you. All throughout the year, Brett Kimberlin had taken his lawfare game to all new highs (or lows, as the case may be). His latest effort has been labeled Kimberlin versus the Universe, et al. by blogger, and one of many defendants, John Hoge of Hogewash. Robert Stacy McCain, of The Other McCain, has been named as a co-defendant, but has yet to be served in the suit. I would advise you to visit The Other McCain, and check out the extensive coverage there. This entire situation is important because it shows how far people are willing to go to silence others. Brett Kimberlin is a convicted bomber, convicted perjurer, and all around really bad guy. If he is permitted to silence bloggers who did nothing more than cover his many criminal convictions, which are public knowledge, it opens up the door for every other bad guy in the world to silence people who speak the truth.
  1. And, speaking of people who want to silence those who speak the truth, we eventually have to cover the sad and strange case of Kaitlyn Hunt. For those of you that are unaware, Kaitlyn Hunt was a then 18-year-old who was caught having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old. In almost any other case, the adult would’ve taken a plea deal, and the story would’ve never gotten off the back page of the paper. However, the family and supporters of Kaitlyn Hunt attempted to make this a gay-rights issue, and proceeded to lie about every single aspect of the case. They incorrectly stated that the perpetrator was 17, and her victim was 15. In fact, the respective ages were 18 and 14. The Hunt family also named the victim and her family; causing them to be on the receiving end of a never ending stream of harassment and death threats. Additionally, they appeared on the Today Show. They also made appearances on Good Morning America, MSNBC, and CNN. As time wore on, bloggers, such as Robert Stacy McCain and myself, began exposing the lies. Then, Kaitlyn Hunt violated the no contact order and not only exchange 20,000 text messages with her victim, she also met with the victim for additional sexual activity. She has since been released, but many think she received a plea deal that heterosexual males would not have received. Over time, the story became more about the supporters of Kaitlyn Hunt stalking people that told the truth about the case. The parallels between Kaitlyn Hunt and her supporters, and Brett Kimberlin and his supporters has not been lost on bloggers and readers alike. Whereas Kimberlin wants people to stop discussing his previous convictions, the supporters of Kaitlyn Hunt not only want people to stop telling the truth about her case, they also want to legalize sex between adults and minors. So, not only do you have the legal issues, but you also have a group of people that are being cheered by sex offenders all over the United States.
  1. With the growing public awareness of the “knockout game,” I started covering racial violence. And for almost a month, I had daily posts featuring black on white violence. It is still going on the local media covers less and less these days, so there’s not as much to report. Rather than call for retaliation, or engage in racism, we choose to look at this as a symptom, or consequence of the divisive politics of the Democratic Party. It is highly ironic that the party of the KKK, the party of Jim Crow, the party of slavery, and the party of Margaret Sanger dare call themselves friends of African-Americans. The Democratic Party has systematically attempted to destroy the black family, prevent them from being educated, and limit their numbers the abortion. Then, they blame whites in general; and specifically Republicans, or Tea Party members. We need a real racial dialogue and the station not the same old blame game played by the Democratic Party in the racism industry. So, I will continue to cover this issue.

 

So, that is my short list for the top stories of 2013. Of course, I likely for less somethings out, so feel free to tell me about it in the comment section.

 

I really hope that 2014 is a much better year than 2013 was for our nation. However, with Obama still residing in the White House, I hold little hope that 2014 will be a breakout year. It may just be that we need another president, and more importantly, a president of another political persuasion, to actually see a real recovery in this country. One thing that you can be sure of is that the Conservative Hideout will be here, come hell or high water, to cover at all. We are rapidly approaching the fifth anniversary of the Conservative Hideout. In those almost 5 years, myself and the contributors have written over 4000 posts. We have received over 20,000 comments. We’re not looking to turn our backs on what we’ve built – were going to move on and continue to tell the truth. Detractors, trolls, stalkers, sex offenders all be damned, we’re moving forward.

 

I like to wish you all a Happy New Year, and I would especially like to thank those people that have supported the Conservative Hideout over the years.

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Christmas 2013

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Merry Christmas!  Here is the reason for the season, so to speak…

2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

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2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Have a great Christmas!

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Rare May Snowstorm Hits US: Climate Alarmists Silent

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With several areas of the US being covered in a foot thick blanket of snow global warming the big lie, the climate alarmists appear silent.  How, in the age of global warming, can we be having such a major May snowstorm? FOX News has the info..

DENVER –  People in parts of Colorado and Wyoming pulled puffy jackets, hats and umbrellas out of the closet again Wednesday for another round of wet spring snow.

The May Day snow storm was making travel difficult on Interstate 70 in Colorado’s mountains and along Interstate 80 in southeastern Wyoming, but the snow wasn’t having a major impact on Denver’s airport, though there have been de-icing delays.

Nearly 3 feet of snow is possible in the foothills and mountains of northern Colorado while around a foot is expected at lower elevations in parts of both states. By midday, over a foot fell at Rocky Mountain National Park. The heavy snow caused power and heat outages there and in Cheyenne, which received 15 inches of snow by noon Wednesday. West of Cheyenne, 20 inches fell near Buford, while Casper saw 4 inches of snow.

Let me guess, the warming caused it to be cold, and snow?  How much you want to bet they will blame a major snow event on warming?

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Happy Year 2013! We’re in Trouble!

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I’d like to take the moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  However, I might want to add that my wish is by no means a guarantee.  I fear that 2013 is going to be a terrible year, and it will result in hardships of all sorts.  Here are some of my reasons…

1.  Fiscal Cliff jumping:  It appears that we are going to go off  the “fiscal cliff.”  What does that mean?  It means that Obama’s negotiating position was “give me exactly what I want, and nothing less.”  The members of the stupid party, however, made many concessions, and proved themselves to be RINO’s.  They even went as far to offer one of Nancy Pelosi’s former proposals.  But Obama would have none of it.  However, the MSM will not report it this way.  They will portray “dear leader” as the great statesman, willing to debate and deal, but it was the Evil Republicans that caused all the problems.  This is what will happen…

  • You’re taxes, everyone’s taxes, will go back to Clinton era levels.  The MSM will blame the GOP.
  • Medicare and Social Security will be cut.  The MSM will blame the GOP.
  • Military cuts will be made.  The MSM will blame the GOP.
  • The payroll tax cut (which takes money from Social Security) will be revoked.  The MSM will blame the GOP.

Get the idea?  The GOP will be blamed for the whole thing.  The MSM will bleat the narrative like sheep, and there will be enough people stupid enough to believe it.  Then, the cowards in the GOP Stupid Party establishment will, feel the imaginary pressure, and  fold like a bad poker hand.  After that, Obama declares victory, and the MSM hails him as the man that lowered taxes for the middle class!

2.  Financial Collapse?  It’s possible.  I will not consider myself a economist by any stretch of the imagination. I do know that if there is a ton of something, that it becomes less valuable. And, given that our money is funny in the first place, it is becoming more funny all the time.  And, the US dollar is the kind of funny that most people would not find at all amusing.  In other words, it isn’t worth the paper it is printed on, and it’s only a matter of time before reality catches up with the ability of the Federal Reserve’s ability to hide that uncomfortable fact.  So, am I saying the hyperinflation, mega unemployment, and economic activity creeping to a halt is a possibility this year?  Yes, I think it is.  I don’t know enough to say more, but it strikes me as being a possibility.

3.  Religious persecution accelerates.  I can see it becoming more and more like open season on Jesus.  Oh, the Muslims will be given preferential treatment, but Christians and Jews are going to have a tougher  time of it in 2013. ObamaCare is going to force Christians to fund abortion and birth control, and companies and organizations will be targeted for refusing to comply.  Now, this can easily be seen as intentional.  If Christian business people close or sell their businesses to avoid violating the conscience, the Christian influence is weakened in society.  Also, it marginalizes Christians in the business world, meaning that less will go into business in the first place.

The second area to look at are Catholic Hospitals.  They too, are going to asked to violate their conscience to provide for murder.  However, if Obama can get them to go along with the murder plan, the Catholics are hypocrites, and their standing takes a shot.  In other words, they lose influence due to not following their own beliefs.  Better yet for liberals, if the Catholics close their hospitals. or are  shut down by the government, a crisis will be created.  That crisis will give the government greater justification to take even more control of the medical system.  Since single payer is the long term goal, shutting down religious run hospitals is a logical course.

Evil people have always hated Jews.  There are more evil people, therefore more anti-Semitism.  It really is that simple.  With the growth and influence of islam here in the US and abroad, it will become increasingly unsafe for Jews.

Emboldened by Obama’s victory, potential  victories via ObamaCare, and protected by a compliant DOJ, persecution of all kinds might accelerate.  After all, the dad of that Jesus guy doesn’t like  what a lot the liberals do, so even though they claim not to believe in him, they sure do try to silence his followers, don’t they?

4.  Hey, I voted for Obama, and ObamaCare took my job!  Yes it did, and it’ll take a ton more before it’s done.  Of the many problems facing businesses, besides tax increases, is the fact that Obama increases their expenses so much that a ton of people are going to lose their jobs.  The estimates run from the hundreds of thousands, to over 1,000,000.  But, if yours is one of those jobs, you’re going to feel the pain.  Millions more may have their hours cut, lose their own benefits, or be forced to accept decreased  benefits.  Oh, and those premiums? Costs have already gone up around 50%.  they are likely to rise even more.

Elections have consequences.

 5.  Gun Control:  For years, the Democrats hid the fact that they were gun grabbers-at least from the under-informed.  The rest of us have always known that the Democrats wanted the guns, but needed a justification.  So, when the opportunity to use dead children to make a political point came, the masks came off , and the reaching has begun.  Having no shame, only lust for power, our leftist friends will keep on trying until either they are defeated by reality, or they do manage to pass something that make no one safer, but interfere with the ability of the average American to protect themselves.  The problem is this; if the gun grabbers go too far, they might find themselves subject to real armed resistance. While this site does not recommend violence, there are many that will no allow themselves to be disarmed.  The question will then be  how many people are the Democrats willing to kill to enforce their law? Hopefully, they will not resort to such a totalitarian plan, but you never know.

6.  Control of information:  If 2012 taught us anything, it taught that the MSM, though weakened, is still the primary means of news for millions of Americans.  Sadly, even though the alphabet networks are essentially propaganda arms of the regressives, they still have enough of an audience to swing the national conversation, and obviously cover for a failed POTUS.  There will be more and more lies, and as long as the uninformed remain blissfully ignorant of what really is happening.  Look for this to expand, as there is going to be a lot of blame to place on others, stories to omit, and facts to ignore if the MSM is to cover for Obama.

I’m sure that there is more, but I think that anyone with a brain will recognize that 2013 is not going to be a good year.  The economy is going to falter, and there is nothing we can do to change it.  People are going to suffer, and the media will either ignore it, or blame it on the usual suspects-namely us.  It’s going to be an interesting year, and not in many good ways.  The “fundamental transformation of the United States will reach a point at which it will be increasingly difficult to hide.  But, that wont stop people from trying.

Note:  I have tried to delay posting this until more was available on the fiscal cliff. However, the Senate did pass a bill, and is gone to the House at the time of this writing. I will cover that more in another post.

Happy New Year, but I doubt that will hold for long.

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