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Thank Goodness For The Oil Speculators! These Brave Ulcer Ridden Few Make Certain Our Supply Remains Constant.

by Flyovercountry ( 95 Comments › )
Filed under Economy, Energy at April 25th, 2012 - 11:56 am

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Barack Obama’s understanding of how our economy works could fit on the inside flap of a cheap bar room match book cover. Yes, I am painfully aware that this statement may be way too generous in my estimation of the President’s qualifications here. What worries me more is the fact that he does not seem at all interested in associating himself with economic advisers that have any more of an understanding than he does. What he is good at unfortunately, is fixing blame, deflection, fabrication, straw man arguments, ad hominem attacks, non sequiturs, and just generally the worst elements of being a politician as exists in the world today.

Today’s scapegoat dujour is the vile creature known as the speculator. Never mind my gentle snow flakes that Barack Obama actually campaigned on a platform of causing gas prices to increase to levels generally associated with Europe, around $7 to $8 per gallon. It seems as though many Americans were not familiar with that particular campaign pledge, as it was completely ignored by the main stream media. Never mind that without gas prices hitting that level, the moronic green economy agenda will remain a joke to most Americans with at least two functioning grey matter cells in their heads. Without those subtle price signals to force Americans to consider horse drawn wagons a viable alternative form of transportation, it seems as though oil, gas, coal, and propane will remain the consensus number one choice for fulfilling our energy needs.

Having the gas prices spike as promised, due to the market manipulation so expertly inflicted by the EPA, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and the Obama White House itself may not have been the best thing electorally for a President with not one single positive accomplishment to his credit, just when his reelection bid is starting to heat up. He has already tried to blame big oil executives, Wall Street, the Jews, we the actual people, and almost everyone else in the world. Earlier this week, he returned to a previous theme, and turned his attention to the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Commodities Speculators are this week’s bogey men.

In case nobody has ever explained it to you, speculators play an important role in how commodities arrive in our market place. Every time you go to the grocery store, and you are able to purchase your groceries, pretty much what ever you are willing to buy for the prices set, thank a speculator. These important members of the supply chain insure that the supply of what ever you wish to purchase is seldom if ever interrupted. Yes it is true that they are capable of making a lot of money doing that, but it is also true that they are capable of losing a lot of money. At the same time, think of life for just one moment without them. The price we pay for their services insures that we do not face shortages in what ever commodity we are buying at any given moment in time.

During the days of the former Soviet Union, the Soviet Citizens would purchase toilet paper by the closet full when ever it would be available at the local stores. The reason for such seemingly bizarre behavior of course was that as a commodity, the supply was far from certain. While the price was fixed, and extremely cheap, it was seldom available to the consumer. As a result, when it did arrive, people bought all they could fit into their government provided homes, and hoped it would last long enough to see them to the next time that particular commodity made its way to the market place. During the 1970′s, our political geniuses decided to interfere with the energy markets, to keep we little people from paying too much at the pump. The result of course was a shortage that saw all of America being able to purchase gasoline only on days designated by the last digit on a vehicle’s licence plate. Even on those days, we often had to wait in lines that stretched for miles.

It might seem counter intuitive, but the cure for high commodities prices is an unfettered market and, wait for it, high commodities prices. As gas prices go up, people will drive less, and producers will make more of what they are being paid so well to make in the first place. By vilifying that segment of the market, which by the way stands between us, and a massive oil shortage, Barack Obama and his staff are accomplishing nothing but making things worse. Making things worse is what he intends to do by the way, he just doesn’t want you to understand that. Before jumping on the band wagon which would seek to single out any class of American as someone to hate, think for just one moment about the consequences that you may be advocating for. When you go to your store, you not only can purchase toilet paper each and every time you go, and in a quantity that is sane, but you have a variety of choices available to you. Several dozen brands with all sorts of differences in price and quality, differences in the sizes of packages. It’s not only toilet paper, but orange juice, meat, coffee, and yes, even gasoline. Rounding up the speculators and chasing them from our shores will put an end to all of that. If there is one thing I know about my fellow American citizens, it is that we like having our lives with a certain amount of convenience. Most of the time, when we realize that convenience is reason for the extra we pay, we are more than willing to pay that price. Just think of speculators as people who provide the convenience of your gasoline always being available, when ever you actually need to purchase your gas.

Cross Posted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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95 Responses to “Thank Goodness For The Oil Speculators! These Brave Ulcer Ridden Few Make Certain Our Supply Remains Constant.”
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  1. MikeA
    1 | April 25, 2012 11:58 am

    Sorry to go OT so soon but the TSA went crazy again!!!


  2. lobo91
    2 | April 25, 2012 12:01 pm

    Obama has no more understanding of economics than my dog does.

    Subsidizing student loans doesn’t “make college more affordable,” it causes tuition to go up.

    Raising taxes on oil companies isn’t going to cause gas prices to go down, either.

    Too bad there’s nobody in the media willing to call him on this obvious BS.


  3. MikeA
    3 | April 25, 2012 12:09 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I also like how he doesn’t blame the clleges for tuition going up. They have gone up faster than inflation by a long shot yet what are the colleges doing with that money. Also, not everyone should get a college degree. And I am sure most of us have seen people with degrees who were dumber than a bunch of rocks. And it helps to get a degree in something useful. Peace Studies is NOT useful.


  4. Buffalobob
    4 | April 25, 2012 12:14 pm

    If he had a son ……..


  5. 5 | April 25, 2012 12:15 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Obama has no more understanding of economics than my dog does.

    Why you insult your dog like that? I’m sure she understands economics better than Obama does. She understands the dynamic of peanut butter filled pretzels, she demands them, you provide them, no you, no peanut butter filled pretzels-not good… :razz: :grin:


  6. 6 | April 25, 2012 12:15 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Actually your dog has a better understanding! She kisses you for a hug. She shows affection for food. She barks to alert you and you provide shelter for her. So you dog has a better grasp on economics than the Pharaoh.

    As per last thread, this is what College education has bought!


  7. 7 | April 25, 2012 12:16 pm

    @ MikeA:

    The reason prices are going up is because the Government subsidizes loans. Sound familiar?


  8. MikeA
    8 | April 25, 2012 12:22 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Part of the reason but colleges are also spending money on silly things. Stossel had a special on it a few weeks ago. One college had this indoor jungle and climbing walls, etc… Like we need this to learn?


  9. 9 | April 25, 2012 12:24 pm

    @ MikeA:

    I saw that! Colleges had spas, high end restaurants houses. For what? Its really a racket.


  10. buzzsawmonkey
    10 | April 25, 2012 12:41 pm

    Let’s all sing of Michelle, shall we?


  11. Dolphin
    11 | April 25, 2012 1:02 pm

    Just got this video link and it fits this post perfectly!


  12. 12 | April 25, 2012 1:02 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    I’d rather not think of Michelle Antionette, but she is there, everywhere, in our face and angry! She is quite the piece of work, isn’t she?


  13. 13 | April 25, 2012 1:06 pm

    This is good news:

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it might uphold a key element of Arizona’s immigration law, as justices across the board suggested the state has a serious problem on its hands and should have some level of sovereignty to address illegal immigration.

    The justices appeared to ready to allow a provision requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the U.S. illegally.

    The justices strongly suggested Wednesday they are not buying the Obama administration’s argument that the state exceeded its authority, with Chief Justice John Roberts at one point saying he doesn’t think the federal government even wants to know how many illegal immigrants are in the country.

    “You can see it’s not selling very well,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.

    Geeze, if the Administration’s lost Sontomayor, they are well and truly screwed! I hope we see ObamaCare thrown out and Arizona supported. Obama will run against the Court, but if that didn’t work for FDR, it probably isn’t going to work for him.


  14. 14 | April 25, 2012 1:11 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    This will be a huge blow to the Pharaonic regime.


  15. buzzsawmonkey
    15 | April 25, 2012 1:12 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    “You can see it’s not selling very well,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.

    I so wish she had phrased that, “Verrilli, I say unto you…”


  16. 16 | April 25, 2012 1:12 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    She is Nefertiti, the god-queen!


  17. Lily
    17 | April 25, 2012 1:14 pm

    @ MikeA:

    Yep just watched that a couple of days again via my son.

    Part 1


  18. buzzsawmonkey
    18 | April 25, 2012 1:14 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    She is Nefertiti, the god-queen!

    Well, Neferbuttocks…


  19. 19 | April 25, 2012 1:15 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    I doubt she’s sharp enough to think of that…


  20. Lily
    20 | April 25, 2012 1:15 pm

    Part 2 (about colleges)


  21. 21 | April 25, 2012 1:16 pm

    @ Rodan:

    That is downright mean of you! You must be an American. She hates Americans. Downright mean people… :P


  22. 22 | April 25, 2012 1:17 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    :lol:


  23. 23 | April 25, 2012 1:18 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Yes I am heretic! How dare I offend the wife of our glorious Pharaoh!


  24. Lily
    24 | April 25, 2012 1:21 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Just read an article that even if obamacare doesn’t pass…the obamacare collapse would put employers in charge.
    Scare tactio’s by the media???

    http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-collapse-put-employers-charge-152907048.html

    — Increasingly, smokers will face financial penalties if they don’t at least seriously try to quit. Employees with a weight problem and high cholesterol are next. They’ll get tagged as health risks and nudged into diet programs.

    — Some companies will keep the health care law’s most popular benefit so far, coverage for adult children until they turn 26. Others will cut it to save money.

    — Workers and family members will be steered to hospitals and doctors that can prove that they deliver quality care. These medical providers would earn part of their fees for keeping patients as healthy as possible, similar to the “accountable care organizations” in the health care law.

    — Some workers will pick their health plans from a private insurance exchange, another similarity to Obama’s law. They’ll get fixed payments from their employers to choose from four levels of coverage: platinum, gold, silver and bronze. Those who pick rich benefits would pay more.


  25. eaglesoars
    25 | April 25, 2012 1:22 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    check yer mail please.

    Flyover this is an excellent piece of work. Well done. May I add that Eric whats-his-name and Sarah Palin provided the setup for the White House about this with their special Paying At The Pump.

    A few things: There is a vociferous ‘locavore’ movement out there. These people insist that every agricultural product bought/consumed must be produced locally. As justification they use a metric called ‘food miles’ that tracks how much gas is used to transport the produce. If they had their way, no one in Michigan would ever have orange juice again.

    And organic. I greatly appreciate the farmers who produce organically. It’s a great deal of work to just get certified -- not to mention money. But the price to buy what they produce is thru the roof. I simply can’t justify it. Part of that price in organics lower yield. Generally, it requires 3x the land for the same yield -- and that means 3x the water. Sheesh.

    Oh btw

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!

    I’m 60. Good heavens.


  26. Lily
    26 | April 25, 2012 1:25 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:

    Yes I am heretic! How dare I offend the wife of our glorious Pharaoh!

    Whenever she opens her mouth she offends Americans. Like telling us what to eat/while stuffing her face with the same food that she says we little people shouldn’t eat.
    Or telling us that bho has taken America out of the dark and brought us into the light.


  27. 27 | April 25, 2012 1:25 pm

    @ Lily:

    That is all speculation. In reality, I expect that not much would change, because most of the effects of ObamaCare haven’t yet been felt.


  28. Lily
    28 | April 25, 2012 1:27 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Happy Birthday {eagle} just for you….


  29. 29 | April 25, 2012 1:28 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There is a vociferous ‘locavore’ movement out there. These people insist that every agricultural product bought/consumed must be produced locally. As justification they use a metric called ‘food miles’ that tracks how much gas is used to transport the produce. If they had their way, no one in Michigan would ever have orange juice again.

    Let me guess, this is the next big Lefty cause?


  30. buzzsawmonkey
    30 | April 25, 2012 1:29 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Part of that price in organics lower yield.

    Lower yield because more labor intensive and more loss to pests and disease. Greater likelihood of toxicity from organic fertilizer (i.e., shit). More spoilage, more culls and unsaleable crop because people are used to perfect-appearing produce, and “organic” produce often looks gnarly and carries pests (e.g., worms in apples, weevils in grain).

    The notion that we should go back towards the subsistence farming that the “Green Revolution” took us away from, making it more possible to end famine, is nuts. The push towards organic farming is an elitist boutique movement which shows the hatred of people that is at the core of “progressivism.”


  31. 31 | April 25, 2012 1:29 pm

    @ Lily:

    She is the wife of the Pharaoh! We must obey America’s Nefertiti!
    ///


  32. 32 | April 25, 2012 1:30 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Pol Pot’s Cambodia was the ultimate Green regime.


  33. 33 | April 25, 2012 1:30 pm

    @ Rodan:

    It’s all in the agenda 21 model cities nonsense. I also saw it in at least 3 episodes of star trek.


  34. Lily
    34 | April 25, 2012 1:30 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Lily:

    That is all speculation. In reality, I expect that not much would change, because most of the effects of ObamaCare haven’t yet been felt.

    Yep and why are they speculating? To scare people if obamacare doesn’t happen? When obamacare will be so much worse. I’ve been disgusted with the msm …. but they are really in the tank for this horrible president.


  35. buzzsawmonkey
    35 | April 25, 2012 1:30 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    they use a metric called ‘food miles’ that tracks how much gas is used to transport the produce.

    “I fell asleep, Food Miles, and it happened…”

    —Invasion of the Nutrition Snatchers


  36. buzzsawmonkey
    36 | April 25, 2012 1:31 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!

    I’m 60. Good heavens.

    Beat you to it by a week and a half. It beats the alternative.

    Many happy returns! (that’s the Filene’s Basement Birthday Greeting).


  37. 37 | April 25, 2012 1:33 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Happy birthday! I sent you a response.

    Yeah, all the “locavore” stuff is nuts. People on the coasts wouldn’t eat bread, because the wheat is grown in the mid-west. It makes no sense unless you assume that their goal is to reduce most of us to subsistance farming and mass poverty. They are even at odds with that, because they want everyone over-crowded into huge cities, living in tiny cramped spaces, and riding public transportation to work. The Left is a mess. They are opposed to freedom, at the very base of their ideology.


  38. 38 | April 25, 2012 1:33 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    In relation to your post. Look at what Price Controls did in Venezuela.


  39. 39 | April 25, 2012 1:33 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:

    She is the wife of the Pharaoh! We must obey America’s Nefertiti Nobigtitties!
    ///
    There, fixed that for ya!


  40. 40 | April 25, 2012 1:35 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    The only freedom the Left wants is the freedom to fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck…and fuck until it hurts and then fuck some more!


  41. Lily
    41 | April 25, 2012 1:36 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:

    She is the wife of the Pharaoh! We must obey America’s Nefertiti!
    ///

    Not. Going. To. Happen. :)


  42. 42 | April 25, 2012 1:37 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    GMTA! 8)


  43. eaglesoars
    43 | April 25, 2012 1:39 pm

    @ Lily:

    Oh my gosh, that is cute beyond words. Thank you!

    Rodan wrote:

    Let me guess, this is the next big Lefty cause?

    Thanks for the good wishes.

    Actually this has been around for several years. That horrid woman Barbara Kingsolver wrote a book about it.

    Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

    I get quite impatient with the glorification of ‘rural’ life. Hubby was born and raised on a dairy farm and farmed himself for years. There is nothing romantic about farming. And if Kingsolver had her way, we would all be malnourished.

    EVERY FARMER IS A LOCAL FARMER TO SOMEONE.


  44. Lily
    44 | April 25, 2012 1:40 pm

    Macker wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:

    The only freedom the Left wants is the freedom to fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck…and fuck until it hurts and then fuck some more!

    Oh my!!! But they don’t want certain people to do that are you forgetting they call some people ‘breeders’ and that is just no good.


  45. 45 | April 25, 2012 1:43 pm

    @ Lily:

    According to those folks, any conservative person is not to be permitted to breed.


  46. 46 | April 25, 2012 1:44 pm

    @ Lily:

    They want everyone to fuck (or be fucked). They just don’t want anyone to reproduce except maybe the special people. Only by permit, with forced abortions for those that don’t measure up genetically.


  47. Lily
    47 | April 25, 2012 1:46 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Disgusting to the extreme. I really wish these people who want this to go to another country that will fit with what they want in their agenda. If you are talk the talk go ahead and walk the walk in another country please.


  48. 48 | April 25, 2012 1:47 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Or sing the Muslim National Anthem™….
    الجميع يمارس الجنس مع بعقب!
    بعقب! بعقب! بعقب اللعنة!


  49. 49 | April 25, 2012 1:48 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Sounds like she wants an American version of Cambodia.


  50. Lily
    50 | April 25, 2012 1:50 pm

    Disgusting.

    Atheist group demands Rhode Island city remove cross from atop war memorial

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/25/atheist-group-wants-cross-from-rhode-island-war-memorial-removed/#ixzz1t4kfDxFS


  51. Lily
    51 | April 25, 2012 1:53 pm

    @ Lily:

    Whether or not you believe in God is a personal choice. But if you are offended just by seeing a Cross you have a serious problem. Freedom OF Religion not Freedom FROM Religion.
    /these special interest groups are annoying me to the extreme.


  52. 52 | April 25, 2012 1:53 pm

    @ Lily:

    Charles Johnson whole heartedly agrees.


  53. buzzsawmonkey
    53 | April 25, 2012 1:55 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Sounds like she wants an American version of Cambodia.

    Or at least Cannedfoodia, as long as it’s all home-canned.


  54. 54 | April 25, 2012 1:56 pm

    @ Lily:

    They are trying to Establish atheism as the Official Religion of the United States. That is a violation of the First Amendment, but they don’t really care about that.


  55. buzzsawmonkey
    55 | April 25, 2012 1:58 pm

    Actually, as far as home canning is concerned, there used to be a number of fatalities every year from contaminated home-canned food. We tend to forget that one of the reason that commercial canneries like Del Monte or Heinz grew large and wealthy was that they could provide food faster, easier, safer and cheaper than people could preserve it themselves.

    Would the natural-food crowd want government inspectors poking around to make sure home canning conformed to federal regulations? It wouldn’t surprise me.


  56. 56 | April 25, 2012 2:03 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    With Islam as the 2nd official religion.


  57. Alberta Oil Peon
    57 | April 25, 2012 2:04 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    Ask Dorian about that. He has posted in the recent past about inspectors from some Fed agency cracking down on folks who were canning dry food products (like flour and pasta) to preserve them for a reserve in case TSHTF.


  58. Lily
    58 | April 25, 2012 2:20 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:

    Charles Johnson whole heartedly agrees.

    Rodan oh I am sure he does…and how is that working out for him???
    /what a loser.


  59. 59 | April 25, 2012 2:20 pm

    Rassmussen has Romney up by a statistically significant portion:

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.

    It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if that were the final numbers. I’ll take it.


  60. Lily
    60 | April 25, 2012 2:22 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Lily:

    They are trying to Establish atheism as the Official Religion of the United States. That is a violation of the First Amendment, but they don’t really care about that.

    That is extactly what they are trying to do!!! Works right in with their agenda, chipping away at our freedoms day by day by day.
    I hope as many Americans are as disgusted by this as I am.


  61. 61 | April 25, 2012 2:23 pm

    @ Lily:

    He’s railing about stalkers and Nazis!


  62. Lily
    62 | April 25, 2012 2:24 pm

    @ Alberta Oil Peon:

    The government is way to much meddling in our daily lifes it is time for it to STOP!!!


  63. Lily
    63 | April 25, 2012 2:27 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:

    He’s railing about stalkers and Nazis!

    Good night in Georgia!! I swear that he is an idiot. No make that a ‘blooming’ idiot because he is evolving. Doesn’t he believe in evolution?? Just look at him…oh he evolved all right. Straight into the sewers and for a man in his 60′s he comes off like the drug use in his early years has finally caught up with him and it is showing.


  64. 64 | April 25, 2012 2:33 pm

    @ Lily:

    He’s had a mental breakdown.


  65. Lily
    65 | April 25, 2012 2:35 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I think it is more of a ‘moral’ breakdown. This is what happens when you are totally morally bankrupt. IMO.


  66. buzzsawmonkey
    66 | April 25, 2012 2:36 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    That is a violation of the First Amendment, but they don’t really care about that.

    Au contraire, they care very much. The First Amendment is as much an obstacle to Proggie Triumph as the Second Amendment is. The First Amendment prevents their silencing countervailing voices and prevents the destruction of the family by protecting traditional religion against the encroachments of the SSM nonsense.


  67. Lily
    67 | April 25, 2012 2:37 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Indeed. They are trying to destroy the First admendment, then the second, then the whole Constitution.


  68. Lily
    68 | April 25, 2012 2:45 pm

    What hubris!! The problem is we understand him perfectly and we don’t like what we are hearing or seeing.

    NYT Reporter: Obama “Convinced Americans Would Never Understand Him”…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/04/25/nyt-reporter-obama-convinced-americans-would-never-understand-him/


  69. buzzsawmonkey
    69 | April 25, 2012 2:50 pm

    Lily wrote:

    What hubris!! The problem is we understand him perfectly and we don’t like what we are hearing or seeing.

    NYT Reporter: Obama “Convinced Americans Would Never Understand Him”…

    Remember that when people opposed Obamacare and Obama’s drunken spending early in his term, and the Tea Party rallies started, Obama campaigned during the 2010 election on the grounds that “they don’t understand; they’re not educated; we didn’t communicate the message to them.”

    In Obama’s worldview—indeed, in the “liberal” worldview—”understanding” and “education” both are euphemisms for agreement, because how could anyone who was educated, anyone who understood, not agree with what the correctly-thinking people say should, nay, must, be done?


  70. 70 | April 25, 2012 2:50 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ Lily:

    Whether or not you believe in God is a personal choice. But if you are offended just by seeing a Cross you have a serious problem. Freedom OF Religion not Freedom FROM Religion.
    /these special interest groups are annoying me to the extreme.

    Being “offended” on occasion is the price we pay for a pluralist society. People who are “offended” by something as innocuous as a cross, Star of David, or any other religious symbol are no more than bigots of a different stripe. Even the hard-core “religious right” never sought to restrict the display of non-Christian religious image or icon.


  71. huckfunn
    71 | April 25, 2012 2:58 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    In Obama’s worldview—indeed, in the “liberal” worldview—”understanding” and “education” both are euphemisms for agreement, because how could anyone who was educated, anyone who understood, not agree with what the correctly-thinking people say should, nay, must, be done?

    Good point. Another euphemism currently being bandied about is “fairness”. “Fairness” is simply a socialist, marxist code word for collectivization and wealth redistribution. After all, who will define fairness -- the Czar of Fairness? How will fairness be implemented and enforced? Perhaps a Department of Fairness. Fairness is a totally bogus concept and must be challenged every time it comes up in the debate. Life ain’t fair.


  72. Lily
    72 | April 25, 2012 3:03 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    Excatly. Not only that if you read the article they are going after the firemans prayer and the angel on their web-site. If that offends you don’t go to the web-site. Plus has any of these namby-pamby idiots ever fought a damn raging fire?? I am sure they would start praying then. Idiots.


  73. Lily
    73 | April 25, 2012 3:05 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    I have found that people like this who say ‘they don’t understand them’ especially obama and the ilk. Are the ones who are the most ignorant and lacking in critical thinking.


  74. Lily
    74 | April 25, 2012 3:07 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Nope life is not fair. This ‘fairness’ that is being thrown around is just a another word for ‘social justice’.


  75. huckfunn
    75 | April 25, 2012 3:07 pm

    test


  76. Lily
    76 | April 25, 2012 3:09 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    I don’t see anything. :(


  77. huckfunn
    77 | April 25, 2012 3:10 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Nope life is not fair. This ‘fairness’ that is being thrown around is just a another word for ‘social justice’.

    I actually saw them debating “fairness” the other day on Fox as if it were a valid idea. They really need to smack that crap down every time it comes up.


  78. huckfunn
    78 | April 25, 2012 3:11 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    I don’t see anything.

    Well then; I guess I failed the test. :roll:


  79. buzzsawmonkey
    79 | April 25, 2012 3:12 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    I actually saw them debating “fairness” the other day on Fox as if it were a valid idea. They really need to smack that crap down every time it comes up.

    If you do not bow down to Obamanezzar when the trumpets sound, he will fling you into a fiery Fairness.


  80. 80 | April 25, 2012 3:12 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ huckfunn:
    Nope life is not fair. This ‘fairness’ that is being thrown around is just a another word for ‘social justice’.

    I actually saw them debating “fairness” the other day on Fox as if it were a valid idea. They really need to smack that crap down every time it comes up.

    What makes you think the people over at Fox don’t actually believe that it is a genuinely valid idea? What evidence have they ever given you to the contrary?


  81. Lily
    81 | April 25, 2012 3:16 pm

    My son who is 30 said a lot of his friends REFUSED TO WATCH THE JIMMY KEMMEL SHOW because bho was going to be on it. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm? Nope bho doesn’t have the youth wrapped up no matter what the msm is telling you.

    A tale of two leaders… h/t Ace of Spades and WS

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SYR4Y2EQ-e4


  82. huckfunn
    82 | April 25, 2012 3:16 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ huckfunn:
    Nope life is not fair. This ‘fairness’ that is being thrown around is just a another word for ‘social justice’.

    I actually saw them debating “fairness” the other day on Fox as if it were a valid idea. They really need to smack that crap down every time it comes up.

    What makes you think the people over at Fox don’t actually believe that it is a genuinely valid idea? What evidence have they ever given you to the contrary?

    That may be true for the top turds, but I know that several of their contributors don’t by the fairness crap for a moment. I’ve even emailed one of them with my thoughts expressed above and hope to see his response.


  83. 83 | April 25, 2012 3:16 pm

    More evidence that we are losing the War:

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday ordered the entire U.S. military to scour its training material to ensure it doesn’t contain anti-Islamic content, Danger Room has learned. The order came after the Pentagon suspended a course for senior officers that was found to contain derogatory material about Islam.

    The extraordinary order by General Martin Dempsey, the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. armed forces, was prompted by content in a course titled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” that was presented as an elective at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. The course instructed captains, commanders, lieutenant colonels and colonels from across all four armed services that “Islam had already declared war on the West,” said Lt. Gen. George Flynn, Dempsey’s deputy for training and education.

    “It was inflammatory,” Flynn told Danger Room on Tuesday. “We said, ‘Wait a second, that’s really not what we’re talking about.’ That is not how we view this problem or the challenges we have in the world today.”

    Mustn’t tell the truth about Islam. We might question the tactics we are using if we did.


  84. Lily
    84 | April 25, 2012 3:17 pm

    @ Lily:

    The link…


  85. Lily
    85 | April 25, 2012 3:19 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Don’t fret…I do that all the time! ;)


  86. Lily
    86 | April 25, 2012 3:22 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Good heavens!!! Unreal, but then again one has to remember the war on terror is over according to bho. So this just fits with that agenda.


  87. huckfunn
    87 | April 25, 2012 3:22 pm

    New thread up.


  88. Guggi
    88 | April 25, 2012 3:23 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Mustn’t tell the truth about Islam. We might question the tactics we are using if we did.

    That’s why I was asking this question in the over night thread


  89. 89 | April 25, 2012 3:26 pm

    Lily wrote:

    My son who is 30 said a lot of his friends REFUSED TO WATCH THE JIMMY KEMMEL SHOW because bho was going to be on it. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm? Nope bho doesn’t have the youth wrapped up no matter what the msm is telling you.

    A tale of two leaders… h/t Ace of Spades and WS

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SYR4Y2EQ-e4

    It sounds like there’s some serious parenting going on at your house! My compliments!


  90. 90 | April 25, 2012 3:27 pm

    @ Guggi:

    It sure does seem that way. Of course, the brass just implements to orders from the Administration, so it is hard to say what their real beliefs on these matters might be. They’ve basically been ordered to implement Liberal policy. It doesn’t matter how they feel about it. One of the reasons it is so important to get Obama out of there this fall.


  91. Lily
    91 | April 25, 2012 3:31 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    I can’t take all the credit. I pointed them in the right direction, I have two sons. Once they reach a certain age……they think on their own.
    Both are very conservative!
    My oldest just got a dose of how my parents are politically and was stunned at how rabid they are and how little knowledge they know concerning politic’s. I was hoping they (my parents) would not go off on him concerning their rabid belief’s…..but they did.


  92. Lily
    92 | April 25, 2012 3:33 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Guggi:

    It sure does seem that way. Of course, the brass just implements to orders from the Administration, so it is hard to say what their real beliefs on these matters might be. They’ve basically been ordered to implement Liberal policy. It doesn’t matter how they feel about it. One of the reasons it is so important to get Obama out of there this fall.

    I imagine most are not in agreement with the president, but as you say they take their orders from the president.


  93. citizen_q
    93 | April 25, 2012 3:34 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Been real busy today.

    I saw that article. It is frightening that the rot, or perhaps infiltration is a better word, has reached so deeply into the military. Between this and how Fort Hood jihad attack was handled, I am very concerned.

    The military above cannot afford to be blinded by PC, for to me obvious reasons.


  94. 94 | April 25, 2012 3:42 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    Yeah, if we deliberately mislead ourselves about the nature of the enemy, we are doing his work for him. Sun Tzu said “Know yourself and know your enemy, and in 100 battles you will know 100 victories”. We refuse to know the enemy. Is it any wonder that we are losing?


  95. Guggi
    95 | April 25, 2012 3:53 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    It sure does seem that way. Of course, the brass just implements to orders from the Administration, so it is hard to say what their real beliefs on these matters might be. They’ve basically been ordered to implement Liberal policy. It doesn’t matter how they feel about it. One of the reasons it is so important to get Obama out of there this fall.

    That’s why I respect maj.gen. Peter Fuller so much. I bet he had tried everything else he could to get his message through before he went public in the politico-interview and he knew it would cost him his career.

    Contrary to the McChrystal senior staff.


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