- Battle for Bundy Ridge - And this "label" portends exactly what Senator Reid?
- How much longer can this go on?
- Nanny Bloomberg's 'Everytown for Gun Safety'
- Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam ... In his own words
- Poll: 66% of Democrats Don't Believe Obama Always Tells The Truth
- Battle for Bundy Ridge - Got His Back
- No ordinary weakling
- Got water running thru your property? Got a pond? Government wants it.....
- Battle for Bundy Ridge - Oath Keepers need help!
- Bad timing for Foot In Mouth disease Joe
- The Battle for Bundy Ridge - "Governance at gun point"
- More Ben and Barak
April 18, 2014
Battle for Bundy Ridge - And this "label" portends exactly what Senator Reid?
Considering that the job of POTUS is to protect America from enemies both foreign and domestic - just exactly what does this mean - Senator?
I believe we can all agree that there were eyes in the sky during the standoff. Every man, woman, vehicle would have been photographed. Cliven Bundy, the members of his family, the people who came out to help him - are all "domestic terrorists?" Someone needs to get the guts up to ask him if that means Hussein Obama will take them out as he sees is his job to do?
April 17, 2014
How much longer can this go on?
CNS News - 86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers
Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000.And how does government fund such welfare? The same as always - tax working people and transfer the wealth.
That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work -- in the private sector -- and did it week after week after week.
These are the people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as a free country. The liberal media have not made them famous like the polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species.
It is not a rancher with a few hundred head of cattle that is attacking their habitat, nor an energy company developing a fossil fuel. It is big government and its primary weapon -- an ever-expanding welfare state. More.
From ATR - Obama has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office
Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015.
The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of Obamacare. Continue here.
No, I am not claiming all of these were implemented, I'm just showing intent and you can bet your very last dollar all those proposed increases were not just to soak the bad ol rich boys! Obama has never claimed he wouldn't raise taxes, it is one thing he has been honest about - saying "some" new taxes would be necessary. But if he had his way you and I would be working probably 300 days a year to pay for this welfare state instead of "only" - "ONLY" about 110!
Nanny Bloomberg's 'Everytown for Gun Safety'
You just gotta laugh ... that's the name of everyone's favorite loathsome nanny-state former mayor Michael Bloomberg's major gun-control campaign that will combine some of his previous liberal progressive anti-2nd Amendment rights efforts and attempt to eventually "outmuscle" the National Rifle Association.
Unfortunately for Bloomberg, a pro-gun group has already reserved that page on Facebook ... and the first post the group made proudly stated that it stole the name of Bloomberg's group.
And just as appropropriately, the group later posted a link to an NRA gun safety manual:
Meanwhile, nanny Bloomberg's 'Everytown' project is blowing up in his face.
And yes, I conceal carry, I hunt, and I shoot often ... It's my choice, it's my right, they're my guns, and I donate and vote accordingly, as everyone should who cares about their 2nd Amendment rights. Bloomberg isn't the only jerk out to take them ... he's got the company of Barack Obama, Erik Holder, and a host of their liberal-progressive friends right along side with him.
So take a hint, join the NRA, make your voice loud and do it often ... and vote accordingly.
Hat tip - The Truth About Guns.
Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam ... In his own words
Over at American Thinker Thomas Lifson points to a website called Now The End Begins, which has compiled 40 comments by Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam. As Lifson aptly notes, collectively, they create quite an interesting picture and although there may be instances of the president speaking as favorably of Christianity as he does of Islam, like Lifson, I'm not aware of them. The mind-blowing list has been reprinted here, and speaks volumes about his foreign policy and governance (as in proclaiming the Fort Hood massacre by Nidal Malik Hasan as 'workplace violence'), as well as giving sound reasons for scratching one's head regarding the honesty of his claim to be a Christian.
Here are the first 8 of the 20 listed Obama comments on Islam:
Here are the first 8 of the 20 listed Obama comments on Christianity:
- "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
- "The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer."
- "We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world -- including in my own country."
- "As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam."
- "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance."
- "Islam has always been part of America."
- "We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities."
- "These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings."
Read the rest here ... and decide for yourself.
- "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation."
- "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation,"
- "Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?"
- "Even those who claim the Bible's inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages -- the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ's divinity -- are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life."
- "The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics."
- "From Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope: "I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex -- "nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount."
- "Obama's response when asked what his definition of sin is: "Being out of alignment with my values."
- "If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn't have to keep coming to church, would they."
Poll: 66% of Democrats Don't Believe Obama Always Tells The Truth
According to a new Fox News poll six out of every ten Americans believes that Barack Obama lies to the American people at least some of the time. This includes 66% of Demmycrats.
Could it be that now even the low-information, naive, and lock-step party line Democrats are wising up to the lying empty suit that they naively and stupidly voted for?
Fox News reports: 'Voters say Obama lies on important matters':
Read the entire results here ...
Battle for Bundy Ridge - Got His Back
From - Stand With Cliven and Carol Bundy - Why The Other Ranchers Support Cliven Bundy
A statement from Kena Lytle Gloeckner- a fellow rancher from Nevada.Continue here.
There have been a lot of people criticizing Clive Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Clive did not. What you people probably do not realize is that on every rancher's grazing permit it says the following: "You are authorized to make grazing use of the lands, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and covered by this grazing permit, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this grazing permit and payment of grazing fees when due." The "mandatory" terms and conditions go on to list the allotment, the number and kind of livestock to be grazed, when the permit begins and ends, the number of active or suspended AUMs (animal units per month), etc. The terms and conditions also list specific requirements such as where salt or mineral supplements can be located, maximum allowable use of forage levels (40% of annual growth), etc., and include a lot more stringent policies that must be adhered to. Every rancher must sign this "contract" agreeing to abide by the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before he or she can make payment. In the early 90s, the BLM went on a frenzy and drastically cut almost every rancher's permit because of this desert tortoise issue, even though all of us ranchers knew that cow and desert tortoise had co-existed for a hundred+ years. As an example, a family friend had his permit cut by 90%. For those of you who are non ranchers, that would be equated to getting your paycheck cut 90%. In 1976 there were approximately 52 ranching permittees in this area of Nevada. Presently, there are 3. Most of these people lost their livelihoods because of the actions of the BLM. Clive Bundy was one of these people who received extremely unfair and unreasonable TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Keep in mind that Mr. Bundy was required to sign this contract before he was allowed to pay. Had Clive signed on the dotted line, he would have, in essence, signed his very livelihood away. And so Mr. Bundy took a stand, not only for himself, but for all of us.
H/T Cry and Howl
No ordinary weakling
H/T Blue's Blog
And from Anonymous in the comments - Quoting C.S. Lewis, he warned that the greatest evil "is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice."
Got water running thru your property? Got a pond? Government wants it.....
The EPA wants to "gain control of nearly all the water in the country." Regulate it. Own it like they do much of our land! Should this go thru, the fine for you or me defying the EPA is $37,500.00 a day. Are we ready for that one kids?
Based on how the BLM treated the people last week at Bundy's Ranch (protesting could only be done by standing inside a pen which was marked "1st Amendment Area") I would bet these jackboots won't have any problem telling us how often we can fish, how often we can swim and never, ever swim in one's birthday suit. Babies to be diapered at all times. How far away from the bank we must stay and oh yeah - No dogs or horses allowed!
WND - Biggest Land Grab In The World
WASHINGTON - In a move lawmakers and farmers are calling "the biggest land grab in the history of the world," the Environmental Protection Agency is requesting jurisdiction over all public and private streams in the United States that are "intermittent, seasonal and rain-dependent."
The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in late March jointly released a proposed rule, Waters of the United States, in an effort to clarify which streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act.
A statement issued by the EPA says "the proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act." Continued here.
I just have to laugh. When government says something will "benefit" - you can take it to the bank that you will never be able to sit down again!
Here's the short and sweet of it -
Battle for Bundy Ridge - Oath Keepers need help!
Oath Keepers main site is down, has been for several hours. The data center that houses it (and thousands of others) went down this morning. In the meantime - it couldn't have been worse timing. It happened right after a new call for help at the ranch had been posted.
Stewart Rhodes "We are calling on all Oath Keepers who can possibly get here to come to the Bundy Ranch to serve as volunteers on an ongoing, rotating watch."
NOTE: First, at the moment things are quiet here. 99% of the rumors on the internet are either blatantly false or wildly inaccurate. No strong presence of federal agents has been seen. Remnants of BLM's recent sojourn here are still present, such as the lights they had put up at their "field-headquarters" and no doubt we are under surveillance of all kinds, but there is no overt, visible massing of federal law enforcement.
We are, however concerned that the domestic enemies of the Constitution that infest the federal government might try to take advantage of folks going home, and attempt to make a move on the Bundy family. We feel certain that they will want to try again at some point, perhaps in a different way, even perhaps by executing a dynamic entry raid to attempt to arrest the Bundys. And we have heard that this is being discussed, though I have not been able to directly confirm it. But it is a real risk.
Therefore, to prevent such a raid, or to at least throw a monkey wrench into any such plans and make it more difficult for them, we're doing the following:
1: We are calling on all Oath Keepers who can possibly get here to come to the Bundy Ranch to serve as volunteers on an ongoing, rotating watch.
That is not because there is any great emergency, but is a preventative measure - sort of like doing a rotation on the DMZ. Continue reading HERE at the new temporary site.
Realize - the video below was made and uploaded, then moments later they got the NEW temporary site information and note from Stewart Rhodes as per the above.
April 16, 2014
Bad timing for Foot In Mouth disease Joe
White House Dossier - Biden Flubs Boston Bombing Tribute It was worth it? What is he even trying to say? I assume he didn't mean their suffering was worth it. Please God, make that not be the case, even if it's just a mental mixup.
The Battle for Bundy Ridge - "Governance at gun point"
More Ben and Barak
Thin skinned much?
Daily Caller - Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for 'offending' Obama
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for "offending" President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.
Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20.
"He did not appear to be hostile or angry," Carson writes of Obama, "but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn't think that such a call was warranted." Read more.
H/T Lucianne with much ado about skin atrophy in the comments section.
The most dreaded day of the year
April 15, tax day, confiscation day. Call it what you want it falls painfully short of being a celebratory occasion. Dr. Ben Carson on tax day, 2014, writes of hope.
Recovering Tocqueville's vision of American exceptionalism - By returning to goodness, the nation can achieve greatness once again -
In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French historian, came to America to study our nation. Europeans and others were fascinated by the success of the fledgling nation, then barely 50 years old and already competing on the world stage.
Such a thing had never before occurred, and Tocqueville was determined to discover the secret. He was duly impressed by our governmental structure, including the separation of powers, but he was in awe of the public educational system, which rendered its recipients completely literate by the completion of second grade. This depth of education was generally only found among the aristocracy in Europe.
Let's put aside the diversionary arguments about lack of educational access for all, which was a huge mistake, and concentrate on the tremendous advantage afforded our predecessors by education. Early settlers not only mastered reading, writing and arithmetic, but shared practical skills, all of which enabled them to traverse and tame a rugged and frequently hostile terrain from sea to shining sea.
As isolated communities sprang up throughout the nation, they were able to thrive through innovation, industry and compassion. The "can-do" attitude involved hard labor, but also included a sense of responsibility for those, who through injury or other hardships, could no longer care for themselves. The spirit of caring, although diminished, remains an important part of who we are today. Cont. here.
April 15, 2014
A more kind, gentle way to start this day
The Battle for Bundy Ridge - so who is right?
Megyn Kelly had filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch on her show last night - here. "I talked to the Bundys before I came on TV and the rumors that are going on and that the BLM is still there and that they are planning an attack is all BS."
Sheriff Richard Mack to Ben Swann - "Mack said that he has received intelligence from multiple, credible sources inside the BLM and the Las Vegas Metro that there is "no question" that the federal government is planning a raid on the Bundy home and the homes of their children who live on the property."
Pray Sheriff Mack is wrong.
Changing the subject - Judge Napolitano on why the feds stood down -