- Did you ever hear anyone say "The future must not belong to those who slander The Savior"?
- Do You have Hope?
- "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." #CharlieHebdo
- Who are we to bow to first? Hussein Obama or Islam?
- "Supposedly, this Paris cop took a bullet to the head." - #CharlieHebdo
- When poor advice will get you killed - #CharlieHebdo
- Molly Norris to #CharlieHebdo
- Je Suis #CharlieHebdo
- "Just wondering who will be the first politician to say 'It has nothing to do with Islam'" #CharlieHebdo #ROP #Paris
- 13 term congressional (strike that) professional cry baby!
- To #BlackBrunchNYC - you need a new role model like the first self made female millionaire in America!
- Hope and Change the Godfather's way
January 20, 2015
Did you ever hear anyone say "The future must not belong to those who slander The Savior"?
That was a question posed to me by Bob Montgomery and my answer was - "no, never."
We are being trained to become good little muslims by the heads of our own countries and we will learn and become or we will pay the consequences.
'Religion of peace' is not a harmless platitude - To face Islamist terror, we must face the facts about Islam's history
The West's movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault.
In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have 'nothing to do with Islam'. It was said by George W. Bush after 9/11, Tony Blair after 7/7 and Tony Abbott after the Sydney attack last month. It is what David Cameron said after two British extremists cut off the head of Drummer Lee Rigby in London, when 'Jihadi John' cut off the head of aid worker Alan Henning in the 'Islamic State' and when Islamic extremists attacked a Kenyan mall, separated the Muslims from the Christians and shot the latter in the head. And, of course, it is what President Francois Hollande said after the massacre of journalists and Jews in Paris last week.
All these leaders are wrong. More here.
January 16, 2015
Do You have Hope?
Marching out of Yorktown to surrender the British Army played the song "The World Turned Upside Down." As I drive to Meg Lo Mart to make my latest deposit of monopoly money in a Chinese savings account all I can do is mumble the final tag-line of the Wicked Witch of the West, "What a world? What a world?"
There is a massive unspoken problem in America today, floating like the iceberg in front of the Titanic waiting to sink the unsinkable ship. Founded by revolutionaries crying "No taxation without representation!" the Republic these revolutionaries devised has devolved into a society where more than 40% of the people pay no Federal Income Tax and the number of people receiving government benefits is even higher. What incentive would these non-paying receivers have to reign in an overbearing and intrusive government? This unseen and unspoken problem is a cancer in the body politic.
Self-serving professional politicians buy votes by exempting non-productive people from personal financial responsibility while providing ever-expanding benefits at the expense of the productive. This is not the right versus left, conservative versus liberal, democrat versus republican he-said-she-said endless debate that devours the chatocracy of cable's wall-to-wall talking-heads. This is not an academic exercise that pointy-headed political science and history majors with dueling pocket protectors debate for hours in their mother's basement as they post their latest scoop on their samizdat blogs. If it is not any of these things what is it? It is a dagger pointing directly at the heart of our civilization.
Western Civilization awoke from the slumber of the Dark Ages enlightened and empowered by a belief, based in the Judeo-Christian tradition that humanity has an innate right to be free and a natural right to excel. Rights and freedoms are given by God not bestowed at the whim of some Legend-in-his-own-mind Leader. This civilization gathered steam in Europe exploding upon the world stage through an energetic period of exploration.
In America after a revolution fought by farmers and merchants against the greatest empire of the day the Founders, dared to declare "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." After centuries of government thugs standing on the windpipe of everyday people these self-sacrificing giants observed that in a civilized world government was not imposed by the strong upon the weak it was instead built upon a social contract between the governed and those entrusted with the privilege to govern when they said, "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
Today this bold and unique experiment in freedom is being devoured from within and challenged from without. Those who believe the collective should reign over the individual, those who believe in the suffocating sameness of socialism over the rough-and-tumble of capitalism have worked for generations building a culture of dependency which has tempered the steel will of the pioneers into the sloppy demands of the couch-potato slacker waiting for someone to find their remote as they guzzle some refreshments and wait for the game as bread and circuses take the place of innovation and accomplishment. Schools teaching 2+2 might = 5, trophies for everyone, politically correct new-speak and affirmative action promotions have sapped the vitality from the citizens of our Republic. Politicians and their fellow-travelers use a system of cronies and sweet-heart deals to reward each other for siphoning trillions from the public treasury promising the dumbed-down descendants of revolutionaries that they just might win the lotto before they have to declare bankruptcy so they might as well re-elect the same old grafters once again.
January 15, 2015
"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." #CharlieHebdo
Words shouted by terrorists after making damn sure to it that the journalists at Charlie Hebdo had no future.
Oh! Wait (a senior moment here) - those were Hussein Obama's words!
Does anyone really, really wonder why the islamist-in-chief did not join the French rally?
I have my own theories about where Hussein Obama is on those times he conveniently just disappears.
Who are we to bow to first? Hussein Obama or Islam?
Both race to subjugate the people of the world and most certainly the Great Satan, America. Does it really matter who or what accomplishes their common goal first? The stealth jihad of the first differs from the radical jihad of the second only in methodology.
Daniel Greenfield - Let's Laugh at Islam
The true war against Islam is not a military war, it is a cultural war. For Islam it is a religious conflict by an empire intent on transforming every aspect of life into one defined by Islam. For us it is about preserving our way of life. The cartoon controversy woke many Europeans to the fact that free speech and many of the other attributes of democracy that they take for granted are incompatible with Islam. Under the relentless pressure of multi-culturalism, they and we are increasingly deciding that our way of life has to bow to theirs.
This is the ultimate victory of Islam. Not the fall of the Twin Towers or any single act of terrorism is as great a victory for Islam as when our own government and press repeat their propaganda and muzzle their critics. This represents the submission of the West to their rule. It turns Islam into the only legally sanctioned religion in Western nations that have long since instituted separations of Church and State.
Islam cannot be criticized by any public figure without violence quickly following. Islam cannot be criticized by the press without violence quickly following. No disrespect, real or perceived, towards Islam can be tolerated either. This is the lesson Muslim violence is teaching in Europe and much of the European and American media, politicians and clergy are becoming quick students. Criticism of Islam by individuals will get you condemned as a bigot by those very same people who are for all intents and purposes collaborating with our new tyrants. Continue here.
January 9, 2015
"Supposedly, this Paris cop took a bullet to the head." - #CharlieHebdo
Battlefield USA - 1/7/15 Sure about that?
I've played it over and over again, repeat after repeat in full window from 11 seconds to 13 seconds... color me dubious.
Supposedly, this Paris cop took a bullet to the head.
Just a note. I am expecting to some exit splatter, some carry along through the exit wound. I just don't see it. You can see a bullet impact on the pavement, and we are assuming that the bullet traveled through this mans head. Anyhow, not saying it didn't happen. But I am curious about it.
Battlefield USA - 1/9/15 Dubiousness...
The blood on the ground..."has been put there???"
Are we to take this literally, or attribute it to a misspoken statement? It would certainly fit with the lack of blood seen in video and images released of the actual shooting.
The weird just got weirder. What is going on here?
Decide for yourselves.
Surely does leave a lot of questions unanswered don't it now?
When poor advice will get you killed - #CharlieHebdo
You - Hillary - and your ilk can go sleep with the enemy - leave me and mine out of it! Leave America out of it! What a stupid, stupid, irresponsible woman!
I'm gone for four days - maybe the world will still be in one piece when I return. Good luck with that America!
Boko Haram Torches Nigerian Town of Baga; 2,000 Missing
Pisslam (pardon me Matt) Islam is the Most Violent Religion in the World, But Let's Keep Calling it 'Peaceful' Anyway - two excerpts -
You'll soon hear, if you haven't already, that this latest bout of Islamic violence should be "put in context." That these murderers are "in the minority." I'm even being informed that the people who provoke Muslims are partly to blame themselves. But I'll know we've finally progressed as a people, and grown some semblance of a collective spine, when we stop putting Jihad into context and when we stop making excuses for it. These are bloodthirsty barbarians. They don't have a point. They don't need to be understood. They don't deserve any considerations at all.
Does Islamic law call for its followers to slaughter the innocent? Certainly that's how a fair number of them throughout history have seen it, but I don't claim to be a Muslim theologian. I assume there are different ways to interpret Muslim scripture, same as Christians argue over interpretation of the Bible. What's the "correct" interpretation? I have no idea. But my religion's Holy Book tells me that by their fruits you shall know them. I am looking at the fruits of Islam, and I see something that so often blossoms into death and terror. That's the reality. It's right before my eyes. All I have to do is open them to see it. More here worth the read.
No threat here:
Molly Norris to #CharlieHebdo
Some historical context for those who missed it in 2010. Draw Mohammad Day. Brevity in the face of censorship - but not without threats of bodily harm and consequences.
4/24/2010 First Annual Everybody Draw Mohammad Day May 20, 2010
Stephane Charbonnier in 2012: After receiving death threats in response to offensive cartoons he had published, cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier said the following:
"I am not afraid of retaliation. I have no kids, no wife, no car, no mortgage. It perhaps sounds a bit pompous, but I prefer to die standing than living on my knees.
January 8, 2015
Je Suis #CharlieHebdo
January 7, 2015
"Just wondering who will be the first politician to say 'It has nothing to do with Islam'" #CharlieHebdo #ROP #Paris
Right on time and exactly as expected - White House Press Secretary Earnest - "Based on what we know right now it does seem that's what we're confronting here. And this is an act of violence that we certainly do condemn, and if based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, then we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too," said Earnest.
ChrisFouche407 - Fair or not, I think the burden rests on sane Muslims to confront and shout down those who would kill in their name. #ParisShooting
flippinth3raya - Don't hold UR breath waiting 4 that to happen. In no time #ParisShooting will be justified/blamed on "Western islamophobia"
flippinth3raya - It would seem the "crackdown on #islamophobia" Erdogan called for has begun in #Paris.
United Nations sending thousands of Muslims to America
From the Archives:
11/4/2011 - Charlie Hebdo, You/Me, and The Religion of Peace
11/5/2011 - Creeping Sharia - TIME, Facebook side with terrorists who firebombed office of French satire mag
January 6, 2015
13 term congressional (strike that) professional cry baby!
January 4, 2015
To #BlackBrunchNYC - you need a new role model like the first self made female millionaire in America!
January 3, 2015
Hope and Change the Godfather's way
Anonymous (because I can't remember where I got the quote) - If you want to believe this administration is doing a good job, go ahead. You deserve everything that is going to happen....but your kids don't!
Hope and Change the Godfather's way - a New Year's Eve post I didn't get around to. Not too late. Not for the post anyway though hope and change - well, you figure it out. You are either for it or agin it. Me? I'm prepping. Food, water, meds, dry powder and rope. Lots and lots of rope.
2014 - Hope n' Change Looks Back
As 2014 draws to a close, it is only natural for Hope n' Change to reflect on the events of the year gone by in hopes of coming to a better understanding of our tics, twitches, and crying jags.
After even a cursory review (and trust us, we're cursing), it becomes clear that in 2014 Barack Hussein Obama distinguished himself as a truly historic "war president," marking significant victories in the War on Health, the War on Wealth, the War on Whites, the War on Borders, the War on Cops, the War on Israel, the War on Energy, the War on Fiscal Responsibility, the War on Veterans, the War on Racial Harmony, the War on Citizenship, the War on the Unborn and, of course, the War on the War on Terror.
There were some actual military wars, too, but the president wasn't particularly interested in them as they were unlikely to help him raise campaign funds, get votes, or improve his golf game.
And so Hope n' Change presents the following samples of cartoons from the past 52 weeks. If these don't put you in the mood to chug a bottle of champagne on New Year's Eve, then nothing will.
Way much more here.
Montel Williams: Tom Coburn 'Disgraces' Veterans
January 1, 2015
Our military and the government that just gives a damn. One only. If that.
What did Hussein Obama say about our military? Something like - the greatest in the world. Proof is always in the doing, not in the BS.
Blue Force Tracker - To trim $22 million from the federal budget, senator nixes program to combat veterans suicides -
12-20-14 The melancholy in the room was already noticeable before I even walked up the stairs to enter the auditorium at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina back in December 2009.
I remember hearing the sounds of The London Metropolitan Orchestra playing the main theme to HBO's Band Of Brothers as I walked into the lobby of the theatre--at the time I thought the music was pouring salt on an open wound but realize today it was quite fitting.
Upon entering the main theatre, I was suddenly taken back by what I saw on the stage that day. An artist had created hand drawn portraits of the dead. The frames of people we knew--brothers we fought with--lined the stage, which were accompanied by the trademark signature that not everyone had come home alive--The Battlefield Cross.
The dog tags dangled from their weapons. I remember the widow's random screams. The now fatherless children sat with their very young mothers as the battalion chaplain struggled to get through his prepared remarks, the grief was unbearable.
Navy Lieutenant Terry Roberts was the battalion chaplain for 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. He had been a former enlisted marine, serving in the infantry before becoming an officer in the Navy. He was instantly respected among the marines for his prior experience, but today Roberts could barely utter a word from his eulogy.
"In Afghanistan...excuse me," he said.
Roberts stops to wipe the tears from his eyes, "In Afghanistan, I carried with me...excuse me," he stops once more; the physical and emotional anguish can be seen from the back of the room where I am seated.
"In Afghanistan, I carried with me a Betsy Ross style colonial flag. This flag bore a circle, with 13 stars and 13 stripes. Now, when I look at the flag with the 13 stripes--I will always think of our 13 fallen heroes as they now stand together, forever, for all eternity in an unbroken circle. Always forever, flying together as Old Glory takes the breeze."
Unfortunately, little did any of us in the room know that just four days later, another Marine from the battalion--Corporal Xhacob LaTorre--would perish from the wounds he sustained in Afghanistan 2009, bringing the death toll to 14.
I have reflected about that day in the auditorium frequently, especially while sitting in on the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing at the height of the VA scandal this past summer. Continue here.
Marine Corps Times - Marine vet featured in story about songwriting, PTS found dead
12-30-14 GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- A New York man featured in an Associated Press account of veterans coping with trauma through songwriting was found dead on Sunday, the same day the story was published.
Guilderland police Capt. Curtis Cox said Monday the cause of Adan Olid's death was under investigation and he had no other information about the circumstances, including when the 29-year-old former Marine died. Foul play isn't suspected. An autopsy was being done Monday, but the cause of death might not be known until toxicology results are available, Cox said.
In November interviews with the AP, Olid spoke eloquently about the feelings he carried after close calls and seeing friends dying during three tours in Iraq. He told of overcoming despair to confront the "ghost-like feeling" of post-traumatic stress disorder after contemplating suicide at the rail of the Golden Gate Bridge and deciding not to jump. Read here.
Military Times - 2015 goal for VA claims backlog appears out of reach
The Veterans Affairs Department boasted another dramatic drop in its backlog of benefits claims in 2014, but will need an extra boost in coming months to meet its goal of zeroing out the payout delays by the end of 2015.
The backlog -- the number of first-time VA benefits claims unresolved for more than four months -- sits at around 245,000 cases, according to departmental data. That's down more than 160,000 cases in 2014 and more than 250,000 cases since the start of 2013.
But despite that solid progress, VA workers are still not on pace to fully eliminate the backlog by the end of next year, a goal long promised by department officials.
"I think they can get close, but I don't think they can get to zero," said Jackie Maffucci, research director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. "Just looking at the numbers, it's doubtful."
After two years of intense focus from lawmakers and critics, attention on the claims backlog has waned since early 2014. Worries about the thousands of veterans waiting for disability payouts were overtaken by worries about lengthy care delays at VA medical centers and data manipulation by department officials, scandals that forced the resignation of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. More here.
Scaring authorities is probably not in ones best interest!
Exhibiting joy, fun, silliness within a few feet of law might not be (in ones best interest) either. Believing in the Constitution, owning a gun, or driving a vehicle when pregnant can have unintended negative consequences. One wonders when it will become a crime to breathe.
Videos H/T Battlefield USA