Liberal Logic: Ignore/Deny Lives Saved with Legal Guns

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If we’ve learned anything about liberal logic over the last five years here at the CH 2.0, we’ve learned that the principle enemy of liberalism is reality.  Reality shows that global cooling global warming climate change The Big Lie is exactly that.  Real life experiences of the victims of ObamaCare show that the people were not able to keep their insurance or doctors.  The evidence is staggering that welfare programs promote more poverty.  I could go on forever, but you get the  point.  When confronted by their enemy, liberals resort to any of four main tactics…

1.  Lie and deny.  “It didn’t happen, causes we said so!”

2.  Ignore it.

3.  Attack those that present it.  For example, threaten the lives of people that have lost their insurance.  Or, instead of actually debating the facts (and losing badly), the liberals will attempt to discredit the source or presenter of the information.

4.  Blame someone else.  When it cannot be ignored, “Bush did it!”

Here’s an example when the ignore strategy was used.  Liberal Logic has it…

They might have used the “threaten” strategy, but that would have done little, with Jeanne Assam being armed and all.

The fact that guns save lives-far more than those that are taken with them, has to be ignored.

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Well Choreographed Chaos in Iraq

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Fox News _ “Earlier this week, one Iraqi in the area cried to the world, `There is no one coming to help.’ Well, today, America is coming to help,” Obama said. “We’re also consulting with other countries — and the United Nations — who have called for action to address this humanitarian crisis.” _ (emphasis added)

The “humanitarian crisis” is taking place in Iraq and is the result of the cumulative barbaric genocidal acts of  another Islamic extremist group calling themselves ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or IS (Islamic State) against non-Muslims and Muslim whose belief in Islam is in any way different from what the IS believes.

The “help” being offered by President Obama includes air drops of humanitarian supplies and he also authorized military air strikes “if necessary”.

Today’s title, Well Choreographed Chaos, was chosen yesterday before President Obama made his announcement. What I had planned, with my tin-foil hat firmly in place, was to demonstrate that the chaos we see everywhere at home and around the world, from the crisis on our southern border to the crisis in the Ukraine, to the threats to the hegemony of the US dollar by the BRIC countries, to the deliberate manufacturing of financial bubbles by the major central banks, and the chaos that has enveloped Northern Africa and the Middle East has not occurred by happenstance. With the help of another apparent member of the tin-foil hat brigade, I was going to show how all of this chaos was in fact carefully planned and orchestrated _ choreographed, if you will _  to provide cover and to provide everyone everywhere someone they can point their fingers at and blame for the world-wide financial collapse (dollar collapse) that must happen as designed. In this way no one will be looking behind the current to see who has really been pulling the levers that brought the world to its knees, the owners of the world’s largest investment banks. Then on cue when there has been enough death and bloodshed guess who will appear on their white horses to offer salvation to world with a new world reserve currency plan and, of course, that will require a more centrally planned world, which only they can do.

Now that the President has announced his plan to help those being persecuted by the Islamic State barbarians it occurs to me that maybe The Powers That Be (TPTB) behind the curtain have their prefered trigger for the coming financial collapse… runaway oil price.

If we look  back in time, it  is clear that TPTB, through their sock puppet heads of states, have been playing their game of geopolitical chess in the Middle East for a long time, at least since the early 50’s. For decades the Western heads of states supported or, at least, tolerated despot dictators in the region in order to maintain a semblance of stability and relatively cheap oil (energy) to feed the economic wonders of the West ( and later the Asian Tigers). But, let’s focus on the Bush/Obama years, because what had been a rather passive game of geopolitical chess suddenly became a much more aggressive game when President G. W. Bush decided he could couldn’t let the sleeping dog, Saddam Husein, rest.

Putting aside the mysterious weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Bush was not satisfied with destroying Saddam’s military and capturing Saddam and seeing him tried and put to death. He decided our troops had to stay and do some nation building and bring mob rule democracy to Iraq. No doubt some low-level strategic planners in the governments of the West were scratching their heads over this move because mob rule democracy in Iraq would mean the Shias would come to power and be a natural ally of Iran and that would spell trouble in the years ahead.

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Now flash forward a few years and we have an unknown community organizer with Muslim ties from his youth as president, Barack Husein Obama. Mr. Obama comes into office with a clear plan to end the war in Iraq, which he did. He also announced that he wanted to  create a new era mutual cooperation and respect with the Muslim countries of the Middle East. Yeah well, that didn’t last long. (Remember that Obama too is a sock-puppet with a script to follow.) Suddenly, President Obama is determined to bring mob rule democracy to Egypt and Libya. Then he set his sights on Syria. So, the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and probably Israel all began arming, funding, and training the Sunni Muslim militants ( can anyone spell al Qaeda? Or, is that ISIS now?) in their fight to over throw the Assad (Shia) government of Syria. Many people, including yours truly, warned that this was not a civil war in Syria but a war between the Shia and Sunni Muslim sects and that it would take long for this Shia/Sunni war to spill into Iraq.

Fast forward to today. It only took a few hours for the US Military to decide that air strikes were necessary. We are now officially fighting the same Sunni militants that we and our allies friends associates have been aiding and abetting for the last three years. How’s that for insanity??? It couldn’t possibly get any worse, right? Or, could it?

Here is an ugly thought for you. The Fox News article linked above included this:

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned the attacks on minorities in Iraq and urged international support for the Iraqi government. The council said that the attacks could constitute crimes against humanity and that those responsible should be held accountable.

A very reasonable and understandable position for the UN to take, don’t you think? Sure it is. So, can anyone tell me how the UN or the US or NATO or anyone else could object if Iran decides to enter the fray with boots on the ground… to, you know, to protect all those non-Muslim minority groups from the barbaric Sunnis?

I’m have a picture in my mind of a gigantic stick of dynamite with a lit fuse in each end. If oil flow from the Iraqi fields is interrupted for any length of time, that could trigger a world-wide financial collapse and no one will be looking behind the curtain to see who orchestrated this chaos.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Asylum Watch

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Gas prices shouldn’t be high, but are: What gives?

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10 most expensive gas prices may 2014

We’re all tired of the impossibly high prices at the pump, but what can we do about them? During the debates, President Obama said that gas prices were cheap when he took office because the economy was at a standstill and now they’re going up because of his “robust” economic recovery.

Sorry, but I call Bullshit on that.

If that were true, during the Reagan years, gas would have tripled or quadrupled in price because the GDP grew on average 4.1% per year. Under Obama GDP is “growing” on average, 1% a year. So if 1% GDP growth increases gas prices by over 100%, from $1.78 when he took office to $3.67 per gallon now, under Reagan gas prices should have skyrocketed, yet they didn’t.

And gasoline prices are steadily on the rise.

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Is it demand? Oil production?

Rumors about the demise of U.S. gasoline demand have been greatly exaggerated.

Until late 2013, most energy observers forecast the world’s most reliably gas-guzzling market to consume less fuel this year. What was once thought to be a structural decline in demand, however, has proven more durable than expected.

As the summer driving season nears, retail gas remains stubbornly lodged near $4 per gallon. According to the Energy Information Administration, gas prices rose for 12 straight weeks through late April, and were 20 cents a gallon higher than the same point last year.

So what gives?oil well opec

“The world’s not swimming in crude or gasoline yet,” said Francisco Blanch, commodities strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, in an interview. “Despite all the crude and gasoline production in the U.S., international markets are not tagging along.”

International developments matter, analysts say, because gas prices are linked to internationally priced Brent crude. Turmoil in Ukraine and spotty supply from the perennially unstable Middle East has conspired to keep oil above $100 per barrel.

I see! It’s the rest of the world, if they’d just get their act together…

BofA-Merroil wellsill points out that domestic oil and gas production has driven gasoline imports to near zero, while the U.S. is churning out nearly 10 million barrels a day. Despite all this, there has been little relief at the pump due largely to factors outside America’s control.

The International Energy Agency said in its most recent report that OPEC will need to increase its own production this year to sate rising demand. Meanwhile, the energy watchdog said non-OPEC production is also falling short of expectations.

‘Shale boom may not be helping’

“In the U.S. and Canada, yes, there is a big shale revolution going on…but the rest of the world is not producing enough to feed itself,” said BofA’s Blanch. “That’s why oil prices abroad are elevated and why gasoline, which is pegged to oil prices, are so high.”

But never fear, the Feds are throwing us a bone.

The EIA expects crude oil prices to fall this year, which should keep a lid on gas prices. Still, the agency expects average gas prices to rise by 3 cents during the June—August period compared with the same quarter last year.

If I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath…

Read more here.

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From The Mouths Of Babes and Childish Liberals

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Kids do say the darndest things, as Art Linkletter use to say. It’s not that children necessarily make up lies. It’s that they have limited information  and understanding and they have vivid imaginations. And so, when a child fabricates a wild story to explain things they couldn’t possibly understand, we naturally find them hilarious. When adults do the same thing, it’s not so funny; especially when those adults are politicians or so-called news reporters.

Last night, before shutting down my computer, I made a visit to BadBlue Uncensored News where I often find interesting subjects for a post. Almost instantly, three article titles jumped out at me and left me dumbfounded. I did a double take to the top of the page to make sure I hadn’t accidently opened the home page of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. But that was not the case. The outlandish things I was reading were really said by some adult Liberals who should know better. Let’s se what you think.

There was this article:

All Three Networks Fret Over Obama Not Getting ‘Credit’ for ‘Better’ Economy

Minutes before the President began his State of the Union address Tuesday night, hosts on ABC, NBC, and CBS all worried that Obama was not getting the “credit” he deserved for how well the economy was supposedly doing. [Listen to the audio]

Talking to former Obama advisor David Plouffe during ABC’s live coverage of the speech, Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos argued: “…one of the real puzzles the President has to solve tonight, the economy, doing about as well as it’s ever done in his presidency, as he comes into the chamber tonight, but most people don’t believe it and don’t give him credit for it.”

Unbelievable! I guess there is a “better” economy for the bankers and big time Wall Street investors; but, the credit for that goes to Ben Bernanke’s Quantitative Easing and Zero Interest Rate policies. President Obama had nothing to do with that. But, what about the other 99% of Americans? Where is their “better” economy. Clearly, these Network reporters couldn’t be more out of touch with Main Street America and how they are not seeing a “better” economy.

Then there was this article:

NBC: GOP Inviting ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star to SOTU Not ‘Dignified’; ‘Trying to Make A Partisan Political Point’

During NBC’s live State of the Union coverage Tuesday night, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneered at Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson being a Republican guest at the event: “…

Todd concluded: “You get the feeling that whatever Kumbaya that there had been, at least in the last couple of years, that’s – that’s gone with this State of the Union.”

Well, Chuck, in case you haven’t noticed, politics are partisan! And, since when is the State of the Union address about Kumbaya? Geeeeeez!!! And, what about the props President Obama drags to his SOTU addresses? What world do you live in, Chuck?

And finally, if this is true, it definitely takes the cake:

Pelosi on GOP hostility toward Obama: “we didn’t treat Bush that way.”

Did she really say that???? How many times was Bush hung in effigy?

Of course, I know that Liberals have an agenda and they will do or say anything to advance their agenda. But, I’m wondering if it isn’t a case of Liberals being like children? Maybe they say the outlandish things they do because they live in a fantasy world and they actually believe the things that come out of their mouths.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post: Asylum Watch

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Venezuela: Communist Dictator Blames Others for Failure of Communism

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As I have noted many time, leftists, whether they  call themselves communists or not, share the blame game with their fellow travelers.  When the Soviet Union’s beautiful collective farms failed to produce; causing the Soviet Union to go from being a food exporter to starving millions, someone had to be blamed.  Rather than admit that their bastions of equality and social justice were a steaming pile of rancid failure, they created scapegoats.  “Conspirators” with the “imperialist capitalists,” usually some poor slobs that the political commissars didn’t like, were rounded up, or “disappeared.”  It didn’t really solve the problem, but at least the people’s misery was redirected onto an imaginary “enemy.”  Yuri Bezmenov commented on this in his early 80’s interview…

Fast-forward to the present, and think about how long did the Administration and MSM blame President Obama’s failures of President Bush.  When the insurance companies followed the law, and cancelled plans that were illegal under ObamaCare, they blamed the insurance companies.  When the government ordered the banks to make bad loans, and the housing bubble burst, the banks were blamed for doing what the government told them to do!

When the plans of statists fail, it is NEVER because the plans are flawed, horrible, or ill-advised, it’s ALWAYS the fault of the statist’s political foes.  For the latest example of this, here is some news from Venezuela…

Heads are rolling and ministers are being shuffled as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro takes on the dangerous saboteurs that comrade Stalin warned us about. The country with the world’s biggest oil reserves can’t seem to keep baby formula in its stores, as sinister right-wing “mafias” have speculated Venezuela’s way into chronic sugar and milk shortages. Maduro identified the culprits in his first state of the union address as President, reports the BBC:

Speaking at the National Assembly in Caracas, Mr Maduro vowed to introducer [sic] tougher penalties against “sabotage and speculation”.

“How can you describe someone who hides [from the shelves] formula milk for babies? We cannot create a new euphemism for that. That person must be described as a criminal,” said President Maduro.

But Mr Maduro says his government is under attack from powerful right-wing sectors in the country.

“While the government makes a big effort to guarantee the quality of some services and the availability of products, the mafias speculate with other products and even medicines,” said Mr Maduro.

In the years prior to Hugo Chavez assuming room temperature, he nationalized many parts of the economy, and most have turned into fail.  They sell oil by the tanker, but have power problems.  They earn billions, but cannot get baby formula on the shelves.  The wealthy job creators are leaving, or going Galt, and Venezuela is suffering what all leftist states eventually suffer:  the entire place is turning into Detroit.

But don’t worry.  It’ll always be someone else’s fault.  They might fire some people, or maybe even jail some political opponents.  Life won’t get any better, but at least some otherwise innocent people will be blamed, right?

 

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America is in danger … We need a real American leader

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This is just a rant. I’m saddened about the direction America is being taken.

I sometimes wonder where have all the men gone. I mean real men like General Douglas MacArthur and other great generals and patriots who had the ability to recognize danger to the United States and wouldn’t hesitate to act against that danger.

America’s homeland has been attacked by Muslim terrorists, albeit it’s alleged the U.S. government was at the very least complicit in that, but nonetheless the result of the tragic events of 9/11/2001 led us into war with Afghanistan and Iraq.  We’ve accomplished little. The perpetrators of 9/11/2001 are either walking around free or died and not as a result of the United States executing vengeance on them. Yeah, Barack claimed he killed Osama Bin Laden, but the weird thing is we never say the body and the story of how that was accomplished has change a dozen times Barack, being the proven, certified pathological liar that he is expects us to believe him at face value. I’m sure there are plenty of liberals out there who do, but for me when someone lies to me not just once but time and again, I have the tendency to never trust anything they say. Just sayin’.

Okay, we have Islamists across the globe who have been breathing out threatenings for years now against the United States. It’s a given Islamists hate America and Americans. I mean those guys/gals really hate us. Those of us who have paid even the slightest bit of attention have seen the videos of the beheadings of Americans … innocent Americans, and yet we’ve done nothing. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have gotten us nowhere.  Only thousands of good U.S. servicemen and women killed.

As of late it was reported that Saudi Arabia had a pretty heavy hand in the attacks on America on 9/11/2001. I mean like heavy. What was it? Something like 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis? (a bunch were later discovered alive, but I digress)

I heard that G.W. Bush blocked out at least 28 full pages of the congressional report so … well … who knows? We’ll never see it. You know, “no cover up there!”

Most of us know and realize Muslims in general (not all) hate Americans. And this isn’t known just by words but by actions as well. So what do we have? There are people who want to destroy the United States, and are killing Americans at every opportunity and we have a so-called ”president” who not only coddles the enemy, but arms them as well. We have leaders, the president, the Congress who refuse to do anything about the imminent threat to America. They are lost on illusions or they are corrupt and compromised. When someone is threatening to kill you, you do not have the option to look the other way or think of other things more pleasant. You should be forced to deal with that threat …

Folks we are in very deep do-do. We’ve allowed the fox to guard the hen-house and that fox is cleaning house.  Now on a personal level, is there one person reading this who actually believes those in our government has the interest of the citizenry at the forefront of his/her mind or agenda? I can’t see it. America has been run by globalists for decades now. Those who have the “global society’s” interest in mind … not America’s.

From the beginning of time mankind all around the world has endured  oppression.  I think every people throughout the ages has been subject to rulers who has sought only their own power and used force, violence, deceit and every other ungodly means to keep and strengthen that power.

Then came the United States. Men were free to excel and live without fear of oppression. Sure, the United States had her problems, she is made up of human beings. But this great nation became what she is today through people who did build their own businesses and were free to set in motion their own ideas and those ideas provided a better life for all. America has a history a heritage and has done more good than any other nation ever. There are those who focus on the negative, such as slavery. But when good men realized their error they corrected it … through blood, sweat and tears and America rose above the racial bias and bigotry which once kept her down. Only those who profit personally keep that alive.

Anyway, I got off topic here which I have the tendency to do. Forgive me. My point is folks there is a genuine force seeking to destroy the United States and unless we find some real men/women who will confront this danger, we’re finished. America will be just another spot at the table of the United Nations. No history, no heritage. Just another European nation.

Original Post: America is in danger … We need a real American leader

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Kanye West: Blacks Don’t Have the Same Connections Klingons Do!

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Klingons own all the oil!

Klingons own all the oil!

Controversial rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, has again made news, this time with his comments that black people lack access.

“It’s true” said West.

We don’t got it like that.  There are only seven black billionaires.  Well, non rapping or sports billionaires that is.  And while making billions rapping or playing sports is fine that don’t get us no access.  Let me tell you about George Bush and oil money. Black people don’t got no oil money. Bush has it.

We don’t got nobody that got a nice house.  You know we ain’t in situation, baby. We got no house and no connections.  You know else has access?  Klingons!  That’s right.  That mutha Worf got him some access.

Klingons have nice houses baby.  I was watching Star Trek on my new 72 inch flat screen.  Yeah, that’s right muthers.  A black man has a 72 inch flat screen.  Gonna say anything about it?  Anyway I was watching Star Trek and those floppy forehead ridged bastards have some nice houses.  The house of D’Ghor.  The house of Grilka. The house of Kor.  The house of Martok.  These people had access.  Their houses ruled planetary systems.  They controlled the oil money.

How do you think Worf got into Star Fleet?  Mutha had access.  How do you think he ended up dating a Betazoid? Do you think Deanna Troi would look at me?  do you think she’d date a black man?  No. Do you know why?  She’s racist and black people don’t have no access.  Not like Jews. And Klingons.

I challenge those Klingon muthas.  Give me some of your muthanigga access!

From the House of Martok, the Clan leader Martok

Kanye West has no honor!

Kanye West has no honor!

himself had some choice words for Kanye.

“Kanye West has no honor.”

He attacks my house without cause.  He says we are oil barons.  The House of Martok has a long and proud environmental history.  We introduced CFL lightbulbs to the Klingon homeworld.  The House of Martok was instrumental in developing wind farms.  We are not oil robber barons.  I myself an not high-born.  I come from the Ketha lowlands on Qo’noS. The high council did not want me as Chancellor because I am a common man from the lowlands.  And Kanye West accuses me of having access and oil money?  Is this because I slept with that Betazoid? I shall kill West with a Bat’leth!

West has turned down the offer to fight Martok.

“He got the cops on his side.  What chance does a nigga stand?  Even the muthanigga Ferengis got more access than me.”

From the home planet of Feringar, the Grand Negus Zek dismissed West’s comments.

“It’s the 287th Rule of Acquisition.  Don’t give Kanye West access.  The mother’s insane.”

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel

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Ezekiel Emanuel Interviewed by Megyn Kelly Regarding ObamaCare: He’s a Jerk

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obamacareWe’ve covered Ezekiel Emanuel before, starting back in 2009.  In fact, we called him “EZKILL” Emanuel, for the following reasons…

Strict youngest-first allocation directs scarce resources predominantly to infants. This approach seems incorrect. The death of a 20-year-old woman is intuitively worse than that of a 2-month-old girl, even though the baby has had less life. The 20-year-old has a much more developed personality than the infant, and has drawn upon the investment of others to begin as-yet-unfulfilled projects…. Adolescents have received substantial substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments…. It is terrible when an infant dies, but worse, most people think, when a three-year-old child dies, and worse still when an adolescent does.”

Note that the decision has been made based on the amount on money the government has spent “developing” a human.  He is essentially reducing the value of human life to the amount of resources that society has expended upon the said human.  Now, the left can decry the 2% profit margin of the insurance companies; yet engage in far more sinister statistical calculations for who gets care and who gets to die?

“Ultimately, the complete lives system does not create ‘classes of Untermenschen whose lives and well being are deemed not worth spending money on,’ but rather empowers us to decide fairly whom to save when genuine scarcity makes saving everyone impossible.”

This is phenomenal wordsmithing.  He denies in the first part of the sentence, and endorses in the second.  Sir, just saying that the grass isn’t green does not make it orange!

“When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated”

As you can see, Ezekiel Emanuel has no problem determining who should live, or who should be allowed to die.  Not surprising to think he’s a jerk?  Gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it?

So, here is the interview with Megyn Kelly.

 

Look at how “EZKILL” took on Kelly. He didn’t really discuss what Kelly brought up-he hanged the subject, and attacked the GOP, and Bush. He blew off the fact that people are losing their insurance, and what they are getting is going to cost a lot more.

In other words, he said “F**K OFF” to 16,000,000 Americans, not to mention the ones that are going to pay anywhere from 50-300% more for their insurance, or pay a fine.

This is what your would-be regressive overlords think of you.

DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD.

DON’T COMPLAIN, YOU STUPID PROLE!

STFU!

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Rumors of War: Are We Going to War Because of Saddam Hussein’s WMD’s?

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Would it be hilarious if we went to war in Syria, only to find “made in Iraq” on Assad’s chemical weapons?  Moonbattery has information that suggests the Obama might vindicate Bush!

It looks like our Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in Chief is now going to turn the US military on Syria, in hopes of dislodging the government, which would then be replaced by Islamist radicals affiliated with al Qaeda. The pretext is Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Where do you suppose he got them? Here’s a strong possibility:

As intelligence prior to the invasion of Iraq indicated that Saddam’s Iraq had sarin gas and amidst large speculation that such weapons were moved to Syria, the use of sarin gas in Syria might prove to vindicate the Bush Administration’s assertions that WMDs were, in fact, in Iraq.

In January, 2006, former Iraqi general, Georges Sada publicly declared that Saddam’s military transferred large stockpiles of chemical weapons to Syria using civilian aircraft with the passenger seats removed. “There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands,’ Mr. Sada said. ‘I am confident they were taken over.’”

Sada, Hussein’s number 2 in the Iraqi Air Force, claims that 56 trips by two Iraqi Airways Boeings were used to smuggle the weapons into Syria under the guise of civilian flights. “Saddam realized, this time, the Americans are coming,” Sada said. “They handed over the weapons of mass destruction to the Syrians.”

In March, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney spoke publicly about the likelihood of WMDs in Syria and the high probability that the weapons were moved to Syria immediately prior to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

I remember news reports that there were convoys moving things unknown between Iraq and Syria prior to the US invasion.  Of course, those disappeared once the agenda became bashing Bush.

Of course, I have no desire for this war. It’s a contentious and bloody civil war, and there is no benefit for our participation.  Not only that, our government is supporting the worst of the two sides.

If this turns out to be true, theworld will never know.  The Obama administration will go into “lie and deny.”   The MSM won’t cover it.  But, the irony would be sweet-a nobel peace prize winning president of the US starts a war, only to find that is “warmonger” predecessor was right?

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Just a Reminder: The Democrats Caused the Housing Crisis

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Just in case anyone has forgotten…

The Democrats did it, and the GOP, with the exception of a few-not enough, were cowards, and were stopped by claims of racism by Democrats.  The Bush administration raised multiple warning about the market.  Sadly, these were not heeded.  But, as it shows in the video, the Democrats doubled down on the failure, but then blamed someone else once the poo hit the fan.

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Obama Blames Bush for Inaction on Syria?

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Please note that I don’t actually think we should be doing anything in Syria, but the post does show the hoe Obama loves to follow the proud leftist tradition of blaming others.  Here is the video, via Gateway Pundit…

So, at the very least, he’s using the Syria situation, and demands that he do something, to attack a man that hasn’t been POTUS for five years?

Keep it classy, Obama, keep it classy.

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Democrat Propaganda Translated

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You have to love Democrat propaganda, they really try hard to make us all think that they really aren’t race baiting, dependency creating, and class warfare oriented leftists.

Also, as most readers know, I go over my Facebook page daily, and when my friends post an interesting pic, I use it for the Sunday Link post.  But sometimes, I find a piece of Democratic/Communist propaganda that is so asinine, that I cannot resist translating it into reality.  So, here is the image, and the translation follows…

So, here we go…

We’re not against capitalism, we’re against it’s abuses…

Except when we blame businesses for the consequences of our own policies, and attempt to regulate and tax capitalism out of existence.  

We’re not against religion, we’re against it’s misuse as a political tool.

Except when Hilary Clinton, Al Gore, and other Democrats make speeches at churches, or when we force the Catholic Church to pay for abortions, or when Democrats try to ban prayer, or just so happen to omit God from their platform.  Oh, and by the way, Islam is perfectly OK.  

We’re not against Democracy, we are against the manipulation of the Democratic process by corporate forces.

Corporations aren’t people, but labor unions are.  And, as we all know, evil corporations are running the elections…

Oops, well, that isn’t true, but we can’t give away the advantage that the unions goons give us so we’ll just lie about it.  And don’t worry, the media will cover for us! 

We Democrats love democracy.  Unless, that is, we’re going to lose.  Remember Wisconsin last year?  We were going to lose that vote, so we had our democratic state legislators leave the state.  And those people serving in our imperialist military?  They aren’t going to vote for our guy, so we’ll just keep them from voting altogether.  Because, my friends, nothing says democracy like preventing a vote from occurring.  

We’re not against the American Dream, we’re against it’s unattainability by anyone except the outrageously wealthy.  

Yes, and we’re going to say that while creating so many new regulations, taxes, and obstacles, that no one will hire anyone.  Like the people who are getting their hours cut because of ObamaCare, or the tens of thousands of defense contractor employees that are going to lose their jobs, or the people that have already lost their jobs or insurance plans because of ObamaCare, or the people that have had their insurance premiums increase by thousands because of ObamaCare.  Yes, that’s the American Dream for you.  Less jobs, more expenses, less hours, and more misery.  But don’t worry, we’ll just blame it on someone else! 

We’re not against defending this nation, we’re against putting the corporate interests above those of education, infrastructure, and improving the American life.

Ah yes, we’ve run education…into the ground.  We’ve spent billions of borrowed funny money on making our friends in the teacher’s unions wealthy (those campaign dollars have to come from somewhere).  Johnny still cant read, but he knows that capitalism is bad, social justice communism is great, global warming is “real,” and knows how to use a condom. Oh and God, nowhere to be seen, as government is Johnny’s new deity.  And, by the way, if anyone points out that education is a steaming pile of failure, or worse, tries to change it, we’ll smear them.  And again, don’t worry, the media will cover for us! 

And, with people being indoctrinated and not educated, they won’t know that we’re screwing them.  That, and we’ll blame it on someone else.

Oh, and when our POTUS bows and scrapes before monarchs, or apologizes for  people killing us, or funds Muslim extremists, we’ll shift blame again (we’re good at that, you know).  And when we knew a terrorist attack happened, we blamed it on a YouTube video that no one watches.  And when it is found that we deliberately denied requests for additional security at that embassy, we’ll try to cover it up.

Oh, and it’s all Mitt Romney’s fault, don’t ya know? 

We’re not against America, we’re against the abandonment of it’s values in favor of economic and political security.  

As long as those values aren’t Christian, Jewish, concern anything with freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to keep and bear arms, separation of powers, or pretty much anything in that outmoded Constitution that the Tea Partiers keep talking about.  Oh, and they’re racists , by they way.  

We’re not against profits, we’re against the profiting at the expense of, and the detriment to, the health and well being of American families.  

Yeah. that doesn’t make sense to us either, but it sounds nice.  And in the end, sounding nice is really what matters.  We’ll take more and more of other people’s money. That money will be wasted, and as a result, products and services will not be purchased, meaning that there will be less jobs.  Investments that create jobs won’t be made.  People will be laid off.  Some businesses will go under, and  more jobs will be lost.  And, we’ll keep on sounding nice when people are upset about our policies-because it’s all George Bush’s fault, right? 

We’re not traitors, We’re not unpatriotic, We’re not elitist.

When we weren’t cozying up to the Soviets, or the ChiComs, or funding the Muslim Brotherhood, or sending guns to Mexico to justify more gun control, or intentionally allowing weak security at our embassies, or selling out our allies, or selling military tech to China, or leaving our borders wide open, or denouncing our country, or blaming it for all of the problems of the world, or getting out kids in uniform killed due to asinine rules of engagement, or bowing before dictators, or tearing down our military, we’re real patriotic.

You got that, you cro-magnon, redneck, knuckledragging, ignorant, racist, teabaggers! Go back to flyover country where you can cling to your guns and religion!

This is our America too.

Well, not really…yet.  Once we get rid of all of that silly freedom stuff, we’ll have our utopia.  We just won’t call it Communist.  And, when it fails, we’ll blame it on someone else! 

And we want it back.

Well, we’ll just forget that we had the White House, and super-majorities in both the House and Senate for almost two years.   And even though the GOP didn’t have enough votes to block a single thing, it’s still their fault.   

Whew!  It took a while, but it was fun. Just consider this translation a community service of the CH 2.0!

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Thinking About Paul Ryan’s Budget: 2012 Our Last Chance to Stop Collapse?

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John Hinderaker of Powerlineblog had lunch this week with Representative Paul Ryan (Republican) and got a chance to talk with him regarding his fully written and complete budget proposal. Here is how John summarizes Representative Ryan’sapproach to his budget:

The United States has a brief time remaining when we can solve our budgetary crisis without drastic measures. Soon, our debt to GDP ratio will inhibit economic growth, the sheer magnitude of the debt will overwhelm efforts to get it under control, and rising interest rates will crush all other budgetary considerations. For now, we have an opportunity to solve the fiscal crisis without, for example, having to cutSocial Security and Medicare benefits to existing seniors. This is what theHouse Republican budget seeks to do. But that window is rapidly closing.

You can read the rest of the post if you’d like, but let’s pause here and really think about the various points that Representative Ryan is making here. There is extensive research and data out there to back almost all of these points up, but I want to touch on a couple points-

  1. Time is powerful. Small changes to entitlement programs implemented right now will be able to add up over long periods of time to change the trajectory of entitlement programs that are projected at some point in the future to go bankrupt. The sooner we implement these changes, the less drastic and radical these changes will be; but if we delay in implementing changes to make these programs solvent, there is the potential that at some point in the future we will not have programs that are 95% of what they are today but rather will have programs that are 0% of what they are today. Based on estimates and projections by everyone, changes to these entitlement programs need to be made- but only Representative Ryan has put together a comprehensive plan to do so that makes those tough changes.
  2. Debt to GDP, rising debt, and rising interest rates will progressively become a greater and greater burden on our nation and will increasingly make it more difficult to implement reforms, pay down debts, shore up entitlement programs, and maintain the quality of life that Americans expect. Every year that we run a deficit makes the situation worse- already we spent more on interest payments on our debt that we do on a range of programs from NASA to museums- and every year we delay in bringing the budget under control only makes it harder to bring the budget under control the next year. President Obama’s budget proposals in 2012, 2011, and 2010 all failed to balance the budget and ran deficits and added to the national debt, making it progressively and increasingly harder to balance the budget in future years.
  3. 2012 is a critical election. With a Republican Congress with solid majorities in both the House and Senate and a Republican President, our nation will have a fleeting opportunity to pass reforms to shore up the deficit and keep Social Security and Medicare for the future. This will mean difficult decisions today- programs will have to be cut back to the bloated levels they were under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush- but those tough decisions today will mean that citizens of the future might have a slight chance at getting some sort of Social Security or Medicare programs and of not being destroyed under a mountain of debt. But if President Obama wins or the Democrats hold the Senate (or even lose the Senate by a vote or two like I project) or somehow the Democrats take back the House, based on past experience (Democrat control of the Senate since 2007, Democrat control of the House from 2007 to 2011, Democrat control of the Presidency since 2009) we can expect no entitlement reform, budgets that continue to pile up debt, and four more years of lost time to deal with the issues. Our nation can’t afford 4 more years- by then interest rates on the debt will be higher and eat up a higher proportion of our budget, inflation will have set in from the expansion of the money supply, entitlement programs will be drained of more and more cash, etc.
This sucks, and it makes me very angry that my parents and grandparents are going to be dropping this on my generation and my children’s generation. Every single dollar that is spent in debt is a dollar that me and my children owe and will have to pay interest on, undermining our national security and quality of living for services and support which we did not receive nor will we expect to receive in the future. This intergenerational theft that is occurring today is immoral and wrong, and any politician from any party who votes for a dime more in debt is party to this (and this includes the Republicans in the past who voted for Bush/Republican deficit-financed budgets from 2001-2007).

The one hope- and it is a slim one- is that in 2012 we can as a nation do the right thing and vote Republican (or Democrat when and if there are any moderate Democrats who also agree with these views and help Paul Ryan pass his bipartisan and moderate budget).

Ryan’s proposal is full of hope and change– hope that we as a nation can still put in place the reforms needed to strengthen programs like Social Security and Medicare and our military, and change in how our nation goes about funding its business. No more can our nation continue to operate in the old Jimmy Carter/Barack Obamaway of raising taxes, talking down business, inflating the money supply, devaluing the currency, making cuts to our military, and refusing to even discuss reforming collapsing entitlement programs.

The moral and responsible thing to do to make sure that future grandparents have in place an income and healthcare safety net is to begin the conversation of taxing and spending policy with Paul Ryan’s budget. To do any less is to close ones eyes, deny reality, and doom to failure the great progress that our nation has made these years in helping the poor, the needy, the weak, and the aged.

As a Republican, I’m glad to see that people like Paul Ryan in the party, fighting for liberty, the rule of law, and conservative economic principles.

Original Post:  A Conservative Teacher
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Obama Succeeds! Gas Prices Have Almost Doubled Since Taking Office!

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You read the title correctly folks.  For the second week in a row, I have had to admit that the Obama administration has achieved one of it’s stated objectives-to cause gas priced to rise.  Kindly consult the graphic below, courtesy of Redstate…

Now, some critics may rain on this hollow praise by saying that our high and mighty POTUS really doesn’t want to hurt people with higher fuel prices.  After all, not only does it make it more expensive to get to work (if Obama hasn’t killed their job), it raises the price of everything.  Well, let’s take a look at recent history…

Oh my, how the narrative changes!

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Re-Redefining Conservatism

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Remember when Bush came into office with his “compassionate conservative” slogan?  Remember how that translated?  Compassionate conservatism was Bush’s way of saying, “Hey, I’m for capitalism, but only up to a certain point, then I’m for socialism”.  In politics, this is a “playing the whole field” approach.  It appeases moderates who want to hear milquetoast language, liberals who want the social net, and conservatives who aren’t paying attention (hey, conservatism is in the name, it must be good).

Now Romney, who plays center field with the range of Willie Mays, ran into a criticism after he said that he “didn’t care about the poor”. I know, it’s an unfair media-biased statement taken out of context (he also said he didn’t care about the rich, but that’s not reported) but the political reality is that the media has defined this as heartless.  In order to hedge his losses, Romney has turned to Bush’s “Compassionate Conservative” approach with a statement that supports raising minimum wage.

Now supporting a minimum wage increase is stupid.  It doesn’t help the poor; it hurts them. This is why I have a problem with the whole premise of “Compassionate Conservatism”.  Conservatism is the most compassionate form of government ideas we have.  By simply forcing employers to pay a higher wage for their lowest paying jobs many have to either take a loss or hire less.

I’ve been on the losing end of a minimum wage increase.  I worked for a construction company managing their in-house tool rental site for contractors.  There were a lot of minimum wage “hands” that were used by this company for various jobs.  In my area, the minimum wage workers cleaned up used tools, kept the area swept, put away returned tools, scaffolding, and various odds and ends.  When the minimum wage increased a few of these hands were let go and I was forced to do their job on top of my own.  I lost (more work for the same pay), and they lost (no work for no pay).

Conservatism’s compassion comes with the rules of capitalism.  Most workers who make minimum wage are unskilled, young, and just starting to get into the work place.  If you’re unskilled, then you start at minimum wage to learn a skill.  If you work hard then you can convince your employer that it is more cost effective to keep you than it is to retrain someone else.  If that doesn’t get you a wage increase, then you move to a business who wants your skill set or you try learning a more desirable skill set at a starting wage again.  The point is that YOU have more control over your wage.

Liberalism says that government is best equipped to enforce wages.  It doesn’t trust YOU to make the proper decisions or apply the proper work ethic to achieve higher earnings.  Therefore, they have to come in every few years and change the bottom line for employers.  Thing is, when government is constantly telling employers how much they HAVE to pay their lowest wage earners, then the employer is less likely to listen to their workers who ask for increased wages.  Why would you increase the wages if the government is just going to raise it in a year or two anyway?   Negotiation has been done away with along with any effort to self promote.

All of this breeds a community of workers that expect much for little effort. You can find a whole community of them “occupying” various parks and sidewalks in most cities.  A few years ago you could find these same mind-set communities being organized by a man who now lives in a white mansion.  Apparently Mitt heard about that and thought he would try that same approach.  The problem is, the people he’s now pandering to aren’t going to vote for him anyway.  Watching someone sell out is bad enough, but to sell out for free…That’s just not the sign of a good businessman.

We cannot let conservatism be hijacked by these liberals masquerading as true believers.  It is important that we continue to stand up against liberalism, even when it is called conservatism.  Of course, in order to do that, you must be able to tell the two apart.

Original Post: The Sentry Journal

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I’m not the same conservative I was five years ago

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I’m not real sure the exact date of the change, but one thing is very different about me today as compared to five years ago; I’m not the same conservative I was back then.  Five years ago I supported acts, agencies, military endeavors, and spending I felt strengthened America’s standing in the world and promoted our form of representative style of government.  I didn’t care what method was used or how the task was complete. I was a staunch supporter of the actions of the Bush administration no matter what liberties were sacrificed to ensure the continued advancement of the American model and our way of life.  These are the ideals I believed were representative of the conservative view point or at least my understanding conservatism and I willingly fell in line behind them.  It wasn’t that I was a mindless tool; I just didn’t have the necessary tools to understand the difference between a form of conservatism that supported the above ideas and the one I embrace today.  It wasn’t until towards the end of the Bush administration when I started to question my own position on the issues.

It was the out of control spending of the Bush administration that really started me down the path towards reviewing my positions on a number of conservative issues; however it was his comments in Dec 2008 that really opened my eyes as to what I had supported for the previous 8 years. It was then when an outgoingPresident Bush stated in an interview with CNN the following, “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system.” He further went on to say, that the reason he abandoned free-market principles was to make sure the economy didn’t collapse. This in my mind was like saying that 1+1= 3, it just wasn’t adding up.  So I decided to take off my so-called conservative goggles and examine the acts of his administration over the past eight years with a critical eye.  The list of his big government solutions is extensive.  The No Child Left Behind act, The Patriot Act, TARP, the Medicare Prescription Drug Act, and The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007 which allows the President to declare a “public emergency” and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to “suppress public disorder,”; all big government programs that infringe on the liberties of Americans.  These are the programs I and many other so call conservatives backed with little or no complaint.  I began to question what the modern day version of conservatism really stood for and if I was subscribing to some bastardized version of it.  I needed to know what conservatism was about and I felt the best source could be found in our own history.

I spent a great deal of money buying all kinds of books that pertained to the founders and their debates, conservatism, and the constitution. Books written by leading conservative intellectuals and various other historians; however the two books that really moved me were Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny and the 5,000Year Leap.   Both books were very easy to read and opened my eyes to just how far we had steered off course as a people and republic.  We were embracing the failed political and economic systems Europe and moving away from what made America great; individual liberty and our free-market system.  Instead we were moving closer and closer to a system of government and economic activity that relied on central planning and governmental controls.  This is not what made our nation great and President Bush with an “R” in front of his name had gently steered us down this path for 8 years.  Five years ago I would have blindly supported a Mitt Romney as my candidate for President, not because he was the most conservative, but because he would have the chance to beat the Democrat holding office.  Not so much anymore.   I believe the solutions to our problems can be found in the past and that past encompasses principles that promote individual liberties which lead to unfettered free-markets.  Five years ago Ron Paul’s foreign policy position would have been viewed by me as irresponsible and naïve.  I would have rejected him as a viable candidate in a second and moved on to the next big government, establishment type Republican.  Today I am much different.  I cannot simply reject his position anymore because he is promoting the one thing that can save us…liberty.  I now believe I have a better grasp on what true conservatism is about.  It’s about limited government, liberty, the constitution, and preserving the institutions that promote these ideals.  It’s not about a prescription drug plan or an act that provides us a bit more security while at the same time sacrificing our liberties.  It’s not about repealing ObamaCare and replacing with another big government program.  It’s about liberty.  Without liberty we are nothing.  We are slaves to a system that will manage every aspect of our lives.  Without liberty we are no longer will be master of our own destiny.  Without liberty we lose the things that made America great.  Without liberty we are nothing.  This is something we conservatives need to always keep in the forefront when choosing who we believe will best advance the above ideals no matter who you support in the Republican primaries.  Saving America will require us to get back what we have lost…liberty.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

Original Post:  The Sentry Journal

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