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Take care of yourself and do not let political events get you down!

by Rodan ( 180 Comments › )
Filed under Conservatism, Democratic Party, Politics, Progressives, Religion, Republican Party at January 23rd, 2013 - 7:00 am

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We have had many discussions on this blog about the direction of the Republican Party and the political Right. I have come to the realization that it’s all an exercise in futility. The national Republican Party and large parts of the base refuse to adapt to today’s political environment. This is enabling the Democrat Party to set the stage for “one party rule” in America for years to come. In the meanwhile, the GOP is not a serious political party and have become nothing but apolitical joke that can not even go to the bathroom without assistance.

For the foreseeable future, we can expect low to no economic growth. Increasing deficits and debt that will lead to a lower standard of living. The Media-Entertainment Industrial complex will provide cover for the Progressive Regime and shield Americans from bad news. Any criticism of the regime will be met with swift and ruthless attacks. The Republican critics that will be featured are false flag operatives like Todd Akins or Rick Santorum, who will reinforce the negative views of the Republican Party. Organizing for America has created a turnout machine not seen in American politics. This will ensure Democrats have a virtually invincible political operation.

This situation will not last forever.  Eventually, Conservatives will get tired of losing and adapt to the current political environment. This probably will occur after the next economic crisis and people tiring of Progressive rule. Alas, it maybe too late for the nation by that time (2020-2024). Our debt to GDP could be 150-200% by then. The American middle class will be reduced to subsistence stands and it will take decades to repair the damage of Progressive rule. America could possibly not even survive this fate.

I have come to the realization that we have to look after ourselves. There will be no political salvation coming in the near future. The best course of action is to take care of yourself economically. Save money and convert that cash into gold/silver or buy rural farm land. Take care of your health and exercise regularly. Practice your faith and improve your personal relationship with God. Keep strong bonds with those close to you. Prepare by getting MREs and can goods. Buy as many weapons and as much ammo as you can. Get drunk and have good sex with your partner. Play a good video game or read a book. Enjoy a sporting event or concert. There are many activities you can do that will keep your spirits up!

At the end of the day all you have is yourself, your family, friends and faith in God. There is no political savior on the horizon. Do not let political events depress nor effect your life. We are on this planet only once (or maybe more) and we have to enjoy it while we can. The wheels of history turn and politics goes in cycles. Do not let the political domination of the Obama Regime/Progressive machine nor the ineptitude of Republican party depress you. Life is more than just politics, enjoy it, stay positive and keep your heads up!

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180 Responses to “Take care of yourself and do not let political events get you down!”
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  1. rain of lead
    1 | January 23, 2013 7:25 am

    Great post Rodan!

    a good way to start the day.


  2. 2 | January 23, 2013 7:25 am

    A little negative, aren’t we? Several things. Number one, we still hold the House. That is not a little thing. Had the Democrats won back the House in 2012, things might have been as dark as you say, but they didn’t. We can’t pass legislation, but we can prevent bad legislation from being passed. And we have enough Senators to filibuster. Yeah, we lost a coupld of RINOs in 2012, but really, what was Dick Lugar good for? He was a reliable vote for the Democrats, allowing them to claim “bi-partisanship” where none really existed. Too, we may see the Supreme Court move in our favor. Roberts made a bad decision in ObamaCare, true, but that doesn’t mean he’s gone all David Souter on us. If he had done that, he’d have upheld ObamaCare under the Commerce Clause, effectively ending any pretext to limited government in the United States. I won’t say things are rosy, no, but 2014 is coming. Two years is a long time in politics. And I’ll remind you, even with both Houses of Congress and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, Obama was unable to accomplish most of his agenda in 2009-20010. Obama can accomplish nothing legislatively now. What he can do by Executive Order remains to be seen.


  3. 3 | January 23, 2013 7:31 am

    Good post, Rodan!

    Monty Python:

    “I think that all good, right thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that all good, right thinking people in this country are fed up with being told that all good, right thinking people in this country are fed up with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am”

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but this describes me perfectly, but sometimes you just become sick and tired of being sick and tired and, at that point, it’s best to walk away and enjoy life’s wonders both great and small. Don’t worry, the madness, outrage and tumult will be anxiously awaiting your return.


  4. 4 | January 23, 2013 7:35 am

    Mo. lawmaker wants to make parents tell their kid’s school if they own guns:

    ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Ever since the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control has been a hot topic. Now comes word of a Missouri lawmaker who wants any parent who owns guns to notify their child’s school.

    The lawmaker says she hopes the already filed bill will bring awareness to schools and to parents about keeping their guns locked up.

    It’s the next idea in a long list of proposed ideas for gun control, making it mandatory for parents to notify their child’s school about their gun supply.

    “I am not trying to take away the gun rights of any parents or any other citizens I believe in the second amendment,” says State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal.

    She says she wants the violence in schools to stop and this is just one different idea that no one has brought up.

    They alway ssay the believe in the Second Amendment. They apparently don’t comprehend English, though. “Shall not be infringed” is the strongest language in the Bill of Rights. Far stronger than “Congress shall make no law”, which leaves it open to the States to make law. I, of course, have no children, but if I did and they asked me this question, well, I own no guns, either. None of your damned business, really.


  5. 5 | January 23, 2013 7:36 am

    I’m more depressed by the fact that I have to think twice before going to the range. Ammo expended may not be replaceable. This is a bummer. Having it cost more is one thing, but having it unavailable is quite another.


  6. 6 | January 23, 2013 7:38 am

    The lawmaker says she hopes the already filed bill will bring awareness to schools and to parents about keeping their guns locked up.

    Sorry, but Heller already settled this issue (from a legal standpoint.) Next?


  7. 7 | January 23, 2013 7:49 am

    @ Mike C.:
    I heard a re-loader lamenting that even all those resources are out of stock. Everything from brass to the dies to load your own.


  8. 8 | January 23, 2013 7:55 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Between the two of them, Heller and McDonald should have settled most gun control issues, but we still have gun control. Apparently the Second Amendment deliniates a right that States and Cities can feel free to ignore no matter what the Supreme Court says. It is really becomming a test of authority for the Court. We’ll see what they do with it. There are a couple of interesting Second Amendment cases winding their way through the Courts right now.


  9. 9 | January 23, 2013 8:21 am

    The Bank of Japan is coordinating policy with the Japanese government. That is a big deal.

    The Bank of Japan made a blockbuster announcement overnight, saying that after nearly two decades of economic stagnation and falling prices, it is aiming for 2 percent inflation and will print more yen on an unlimited scale—by the trillions, if necessary—to get there.

    That alone is big news; the Japanese central bank has now joined the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in pledging bottomless resources to address their respective economic crises. The Bank of Japan, under pressure from the newly elected government of Shinzo Abe, went a step further. It released a joint statement with the government, pledging to “strengthen their policy coordination and work together” on a range of policies.

    I won’t even pretend to understand the implications of this, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that it’s not at all positive………


  10. 10 | January 23, 2013 8:24 am

    @ MacDuff:

    It means that the Japanese will be printing money like wildfire. What could possibly go wrong? Printing monehy has worked out so well for Zimbabwe, after all… :roll:


  11. 11 | January 23, 2013 8:31 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    It means that the Japanese will be printing money like wildfire. What could possibly go wrong? Printing monehy has worked out so well for Zimbabwe, after all…

    Rampant international inflation?


  12. 12 | January 23, 2013 8:35 am

    @ PaladinPhil:

    Yup. Reloading components have dried up as well.


  13. 13 | January 23, 2013 8:36 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Well, we are printing billions of dollars a month right now, and Jpan is fixing to start printing trillions of yen. The Euro is welll and truly fucked. I don’ tkno wabout Chinese currency, but I’ve seen some indications that their economy is pretty dicey right now, too. I’m not an economist, but I realize that printing money like this is generally not practical. It has never worked before. I don’t expect this time to be any different. Japan has been in a bad way for a couple of decades now. We are facing a couple of decades like that even without the massive debt bomb that Obama is building for us. With it, I’d say we are hosed.


  14. coldwarrior
    14 | January 23, 2013 8:44 am

    @ MacDuff:

    its called competitive devaluation or ‘beggar thy neighbor’

    enjoy the google search on that and welcome to the world of economics.

    dismal science.


  15. coldwarrior
    15 | January 23, 2013 8:47 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    I’m not an economist, but I realize that printing money like this is generally not practical.

    it is if everyone else is doing it, for a while.
    then the poop hits the blades.


  16. coldwarrior
    16 | January 23, 2013 8:49 am

    according to the is/lm models

    devaluing your currency exports unemployment but imports inflation.


  17. waldensianspirit
    17 | January 23, 2013 8:52 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    according to the is/lm models
    devaluing your currency exports unemployment but imports inflation.

    And gets you on the same currency playing field as folks in Timbuctoo…


  18. coldwarrior
    18 | January 23, 2013 8:54 am

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    And gets you on the same currency playing field as folks in Timbuctoo…

    well, close, it gets you on the same currency playing field as folks in your major trading partners countries.


  19. 19 | January 23, 2013 8:56 am

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    according to the is/lm models
    devaluing your currency exports unemployment but imports inflation.

    And gets you on the same currency playing field as folks in Timbuctoo

    The war in Mali primarily has to do with AQIM using it as a base for terrorism and for trafficking in slaves and other contraband.


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | January 23, 2013 8:56 am

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    according to the is/lm models
    devaluing your currency exports unemployment but imports inflation.

    And gets you on the same currency playing field as folks in Timbuctoo…

    then ya get into PPP, purchase power parity. how much does a big mac cost? how much for a haircut?

    what all this devaluing is is nothing more than taking debt right now in currency that is valued more and paying it back with currency that is worth less. worth less than predicted inflation over the time of the debt. (that is why there is interest rates, to cover that loss of value)


  21. unclassifiable
    21 | January 23, 2013 8:58 am

    Rodan,

    I respectfully disagree with your sentiments.

    First let me say that the GOP may go under.

    Second let me say that it may take a new party or several new parties to launch a different approach to governance.

    Third let me say that these new approaches may take efforts that go beyond our lifetimes.

    But in opposition I would like to say that for you and Bill Whittle, this government will not leave you to do your own thing. By doing so it would eventually extinguish itself because for all its talk, it would demonstrate it has no control.

    And control is the thing. For right now we need merely the opposition to thwart its control.

    Secondly, I cannot see how your approach is even congruent with your opposition to this administration. They count on you “liberating” yourself from worrying about your rights. They count of you “freeing” yourself from making decisions for your own life. This is precisely what they want. It is what they have with their synchophants.

    Seriously you need to ask yourself why you blog. On other topics you do indeed appear to be someone who actually gives a damn. But when you lay this down it seems incongruent with that nature.

    Try not to answer immediatly. Try not to go for the snappy laconic comeback. Think this through and let us know which Rodan you want to be.


  22. waldensianspirit
    22 | January 23, 2013 8:59 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    We’re going to Timbuctoo!


  23. coldwarrior
    23 | January 23, 2013 8:59 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    waldensianspirit wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    according to the is/lm models
    devaluing your currency exports unemployment but imports inflation.
    And gets you on the same currency playing field as folks in Timbuctoo…

    then ya get into PPP, purchase power parity. how much does a big mac cost? how much for a haircut?
    what all this devaluing is is nothing more than taking debt right now in currency that is valued more and paying it back with currency that is worth less. worth less than predicted inflation over the time of the debt. (that is why there is interest rates, to cover that loss of value)

    and since haircuts arent exportable, it is irrelevant what they cost in tiguanland


  24. coldwarrior
    24 | January 23, 2013 9:04 am

    the cult is smaller now, but still a cult:

    Vigil held on anniversary of Paterno’s death
    January 22, 2013 8:31 pm

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It lasted for 25 minutes. Maybe 200 people attended. It was close to zero degrees outside. This was the Joe Paterno candlelight vigil for the one-year anniversary of his death.

    The small crowd was gathered around the Heister Street mural in downtown State College on Tuesday night. The vigil was organized in part by Melinda Wright and Michael Pilato, who painted the Heister Street mural.

    Mr. Pilato was the only one to address the crowd.

    “We’re all here as family,” he said.

    Mr. Pilato spoke of unfair treatment for Mr. Paterno, highlighting the split in people who believe, as the Freeh Report concluded, that Mr. Paterno had a substantial role in covering up one of Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse crimes and those who still consider the man a legend.

    The crowd by the mural clearly belonged to the latter group. After Mr. Pilato spoke, there was a moment of silence and then the crowd chanted Mr. Paterno’s name.


  25. theoutsider
    25 | January 23, 2013 9:05 am

    Hello Rodan, You have to stop to referring to the Democratic party as the Democrat party. A big Mistake. You’ll just attract more Akins and Mourdocks.


  26. Speranza
    26 | January 23, 2013 9:06 am

    Concentrate on the things you do have control over.


  27. MikeA
    27 | January 23, 2013 9:10 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    I’m more depressed by the fact that I have to think twice before going to the range. Ammo expended may not be replaceable. This is a bummer. Having it cost more is one thing, but having it unavailable is quite another.

    I checked this weekend for ANY .223 or 5.56 ammo at online sites. Almost all were out of stock. If they had any in stock (and that was RARE) it was about 3X what it was before this craziness. If you have not stocked up, it is way to late.


  28. waldensianspirit
    28 | January 23, 2013 9:11 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    Michael Pilato is a good man. He changed the mural (it had a bit of a halo above JoePa as a good humored joke before) immediately but he can also see that Freeh made a cool 6 million as a child pimp

    Joe Bastardi is another good guy. Don’t know if he was there


  29. coldwarrior
    29 | January 23, 2013 9:12 am

    @ MikeA:

    if i owned guns and/or needed ammo, i would have bought them during a republican administration. but since i dont own any, my comment is moot.


  30. 30 | January 23, 2013 9:13 am

    @ cold warrior:

    I’m interested as to the tack the upcoming move about Paterno will take. Viually, I’ll have to say casting Pacino as Paterno is just about perfect.


  31. coldwarrior
    31 | January 23, 2013 9:17 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    @ cold warrior:
    I’m interested as to the tack the upcoming move about Paterno will take. Viually, I’ll have to say casting Pacino as Paterno is just about perfect.

    a movie. how nice.


  32. waldensianspirit
    32 | January 23, 2013 9:17 am

    @ MacDuff:
    Pacino will have to transform his acting.

    But the real question is, who will play McQueary


  33. theoutsider
    33 | January 23, 2013 9:17 am

    @ Speranza:
    So What’s up today? I’m just going to be a little combative.


  34. RMNixonDeceased
    34 | January 23, 2013 9:18 am

    Re-blogged and linked at Dead Citizen’s Rights Society. Great stuff Rodan, good enough that I wanted to share it with my fellow dead political enthusiasts!
    – Dick


  35. coldwarrior
    35 | January 23, 2013 9:20 am

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Michael Pilato is a good man. He changed the mural (it had a bit of a halo above JoePa as a good humored joke before)

    that wasnt joke. that was reality. as an outsider, that whole psu community freaked me out whenever i had to go up there. the worship of psu football was quite disturbing to watch as an outsider. my bro went there, he drank the kool aid. fortunately, he recovered.


  36. waldensianspirit
    36 | January 23, 2013 9:22 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    By Pilato it was. He was poking at it when he painted it


  37. 37 | January 23, 2013 9:25 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    Michael Corleone cum Joe Paterno, what’s not to like? :D There’s a bit of sad symmetry there when you look at it.


  38. 38 | January 23, 2013 9:28 am

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    Pacino will have to transform his acting.

    That ain’t happening, Pacino doesn’t act, Pacino plays Pacino, period.


  39. theoutsider
    39 | January 23, 2013 9:28 am

    Who is going to solve our problems? Any answer?


  40. 40 | January 23, 2013 9:30 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    This post is actually positive. I’m telling people to look at the bigger things in life Than just politics. The GOP is dysfunctional and will offer no political salvation anytime soon. The sooner we admit this fact, the better we can prepare ourselves for any eventuality. Enjoy life as much as you can.


  41. waldensianspirit
    41 | January 23, 2013 9:30 am

    @ MacDuff:
    And who’ll play Ray Gricar? Wonder how they’ll wrap that up


  42. 42 | January 23, 2013 9:32 am

    @ cold warrior:

    Paterno was another “cult of personality” and it met a predictable end.


  43. coldwarrior
    43 | January 23, 2013 9:32 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    Who is going to solve our problems? Any answer?

    how you plan on paying the debt?


  44. 44 | January 23, 2013 9:32 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    Who is going to solve our problems? Any answer?

    You should be happy right now. Your side rules and without any serious opposition.


  45. 45 | January 23, 2013 9:36 am

    Rodan wrote:

    theoutsider wrote:
    Who is going to solve our problems? Any answer?

    You should be happy right now. Your side rules and without any serious opposition.

    Yep.

    He’s stuck with the results of the successful coup that his side has perpetrated.

    We can do nothing to make his policies work in real life, even if we wanted to.

    His side bought the problems and paid for them with money they stole from us – now they own it.


  46. coldwarrior
    46 | January 23, 2013 9:36 am

    1389AD wrote:

    He’s stuck with the results of the successful coup that his side has perpetrated.

    both sides.

    the debt went from 5 t to 10 t under gop leadership in a few short years


  47. 47 | January 23, 2013 9:37 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    theoutsider wrote:
    Who is going to solve our problems? Any answer?

    how you plan on paying the debt?

    There’s nothing to pay it with.


  48. 48 | January 23, 2013 9:37 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    Who is going to solve our problems? Any answer?

    I thought that was what the election was about. Obama won and he better damned well get his ass in gear.


  49. 49 | January 23, 2013 9:38 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    1389AD wrote:
    He’s stuck with the results of the successful coup that his side has perpetrated.
    both sides.

    Not both sides.

    His side is the Demonrats, the mainstream media, the “educational” system, the unions, and the false-flag national GOP.

    My side is everybody else. My side did its damnedest to stop this from happening. I do NOT own a single iota of the guilt and blame for our present predicament.


  50. 50 | January 23, 2013 9:39 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    You missed the point of the thread. My message is that people need to look after themselves and not expect a political savior. You have your own destiny in your hands.


  51. Speranza
    51 | January 23, 2013 9:40 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    So What’s up today? I’m just going to be a little combative.

    I would suggest you look for “fights” with someone else. Too cold for me (it is freezing) and I am too tired. This is a busy time at work.


  52. coldwarrior
    52 | January 23, 2013 9:41 am

    1389AD wrote:

    the debt went from 5 t to 10 t under gop leadership in a few short years

    the debt went from 5 t to 10 t under gop leadership in a few short years

    and very few on ‘our side; said a word. we are all to blame.


  53. 53 | January 23, 2013 9:41 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    1389AD wrote:
    He’s stuck with the results of the successful coup that his side has perpetrated.
    both sides.
    the debt went from 5 t to 10 t under gop leadership in a few short years

    We have already established that the national GOP is a false-flag operation.

    They are NOT part of our side, nor are they accountable to us in any way.


  54. coldwarrior
    54 | January 23, 2013 9:41 am

    gotta rip out baseboards, then go to lunch w/ mrs coldwarrior.

    later dudes!


  55. Speranza
    55 | January 23, 2013 9:42 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ unclassifiable:
    You missed the point of the thread. My message is that people need to look after themselves and not expect a political savior. You have your own destiny in your hands.

    Go outside, take a walk, work out, read a good book, learn a new skill – these are things you do have control over.


  56. theoutsider
    56 | January 23, 2013 9:42 am

    @ Rodan:
    My side rules? You’ve got Rubio and Ayotte coddling McCain and Graham. How is my side winning?


  57. Speranza
    57 | January 23, 2013 9:43 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    My side rules? You’ve got Rubio and Ayotte coddling McCain and Graham. How is my side winning?

    You have Brennan, Hagel, and Kerry. You’ve won. Enjoy. Don’t be a sore winner.


  58. 58 | January 23, 2013 9:43 am

    @ Speranza:

    Exactly, we are on this Earth for a short time. We need to appreciate little things that make life wonderful.


  59. 59 | January 23, 2013 9:44 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    My side rules? You’ve got Rubio and Ayotte coddling McCain and Graham. How is my side winning?

    McCain and Graham are RINOs and they are on your side.

    Rubio – into that nationbuilding crap that got us into this mess in the first place. Not on our side.

    coldwarrior wrote:

    and very few on ‘our side; said a word. we are all to blame.

    Who’s “we”?

    I’ve been harping on taxation and spending for over four decades!

    Do.Not.Blame.Me.


  60. Speranza
    60 | January 23, 2013 9:45 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Exactly, we are on this Earth for a short time. We need to appreciate little things that make life wonderful.

    Make some new friends, plan a vacation, manage your finances better – all these things are doable.


  61. 61 | January 23, 2013 9:46 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    My side rules? You’ve got Rubio and Ayotte coddling McCain and Graham. How is my side winning?

    You have won the popular vote 5 out of the last 6 elections. You control the Media, Entertainment industry, academia and Corporate America. Your side how control over every institution in this nation. The Soviets and Nazis would be proud at what the Progressive Democrats have accomplished. This is your time in the sun, why are you so angry?


  62. 62 | January 23, 2013 9:46 am

    Speranza wrote:

    theoutsider wrote:
    @ Rodan:
    My side rules? You’ve got Rubio and Ayotte coddling McCain and Graham. How is my side winning?

    You have Brennan, Hagel, and Kerry. You’ve won. Enjoy. Don’t be a sore winner.

    His problem is that he won, and now he’s run out of people to blame for the ongoing failure. That’s what makes him a sore winner.

    Just because they can steal an election doesn’t mean that they can accomplish anything afterward other than continued destruction.


  63. 63 | January 23, 2013 9:47 am

    @ Speranza:

    Exactly, if you manage your life correctly, outside events will have minimal impact.


  64. EBL
    64 | January 23, 2013 9:48 am

    A comparison of constitutional risks…


  65. 65 | January 23, 2013 9:48 am

    @ 1389AD:

    Just like the Soviets and Nazis, their American ideological cousins always need an enemy.


  66. 66 | January 23, 2013 9:50 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Exactly, if you manage your life correctly, outside events will have minimal impact.

    With all due respect, that’s easy for YOU to say. It’s also easy for people to say who have a decent place to live and some likelihood of financial security, at least until TSHTF.

    You have a job in your field. I haven’t noticed you or anybody else on this board offering me a job of any kind, much less a full-time job with benefits.

    MacDuff trashes me for making plans to emigrate, even though I have found it impossible to make a living here.

    Somehow I’m supposed to die here just to prove a point. F*** that.

    Right now I’m more concerned about getting papers together to apply for permanent residency, finding a job overseas, selling our stuff to raise a little cash, things like that.


  67. theoutsider
    67 | January 23, 2013 9:52 am

    an answer?


  68. 68 | January 23, 2013 9:53 am

    1389AD wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    1389AD wrote:
    He’s stuck with the results of the successful coup that his side has perpetrated.
    both sides.

    Not both sides.

    His side is the Demonrats, the mainstream media, the “educational” system, the unions, and the false-flag national GOP.

    My side is everybody else. My side did its damnedest to stop this from happening. I do NOT own a single iota of the guilt and blame for our present predicament.

    What gets me is that the Demo☭rats expect us to accept Обама as the President…when they could NEVER live down the fact of the 2000 Election.
    After what that [Deleted] [Deleted] has “accomplished” over four years…why the hell should I “accept” him?


  69. 69 | January 23, 2013 9:53 am

    @ 1389AD:

    I haven’t noticed you or anybody else on this board offering me a job of any kind, much less a full-time job with benefits.

    I’m not an employer. I am sorry about your situation and you do what you have to do.


  70. 70 | January 23, 2013 9:54 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    an answer?

    You’ve had some answers.

    Read ‘em.


  71. 71 | January 23, 2013 9:54 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    an answer?

    For which question?

    Why are you so angry? Your side is calling the shots, you should be thrilled.


  72. 72 | January 23, 2013 9:54 am

    @ 1389AD:

    I don’t think it was the making plans to emigrate that pissed people off but the “I’ll be over there laughing at your dumb asses” … or something similar – that had that effect on people.


  73. 73 | January 23, 2013 9:55 am

    @ theoutsider:

    Ahh… that’s why you’ve never given one. You don’t know what it is!


  74. 74 | January 23, 2013 9:55 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    I haven’t noticed you or anybody else on this board offering me a job of any kind, much less a full-time job with benefits.
    I’m not an employer. I am sorry about your situation and you do what you have to do.

    I’ve just had it up to my ears with people bashing me for that. Not you personally, but others, both on this board and elsewhere.


  75. theoutsider
    75 | January 23, 2013 9:59 am

    @ Speranza:
    If you guys do@ Rodan:
    You guys are most likely not going to vote for Hillary in 2012


  76. 76 | January 23, 2013 9:59 am

    @ 1389AD:

    I can’t speak for others but what people get angry is your bashing of America. If you just said I no longer feel any connection to America and want to go to a new land, most people would wish you well. But you attacks this country and it gets people pissed. It’s a matter how you phrase things.

    Me, I hope the new land you move to gives you good economic opportunities and a happy life! I have no ill will towards you and you know I am one of the biggest supporters of the Serb cause.


  77. 77 | January 23, 2013 10:01 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    If you guys do@ Rodan:
    You guys are most likely not going to vote for Hillary in 2012

    You mean 2016. No I will not vote for Hillary and I may not vote Republican depending who the candidate is. Unlike you I do not vote lockstep.


  78. theoutsider
    78 | January 23, 2013 10:02 am

    @ Rodan:
    Angry?


  79. 79 | January 23, 2013 10:02 am

    mskelly wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    I don’t think it was the making plans to emigrate that pissed people off but the “I’ll be over there laughing at your dumb asses” … or something similar — that had that effect on people.

    Well, not exactly.

    I started out by talking about the plans to emigrate because of not being able to survive here. Then I got called a coward and a traitor for bailing out instead of staying here to “fight” (not that there is anything I can do that would have any effect). So I ended up making a few snarky comments about watching from a good safe distance while this place goes down the tubes.

    If despite my warnings of what’s in store, people insist on staying here and taking the considerable risk of being dragged down into the abyss – and if it turns out that fairly soon TSHTF, I’m not gonna feel sorry for anybody here. All I’m going to feel is an immense sense of relief for having escaped in time.


  80. 80 | January 23, 2013 10:04 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Angry?

    Yes, you Progressives are so angry. Why, I mean this is your time and moment. You should be happy you should be happy.


  81. RIX
    81 | January 23, 2013 10:06 am

    Anybody watching Hillary in front of the Committee.
    So far they are giving her kisses & letting her deflect & run the
    clock on her answers.
    Menendez is giving each mamber only five minutes.
    The Dems want to talk about anything but Benghazi.


  82. 82 | January 23, 2013 10:08 am

    Rodan wrote:

    You have won the popular vote 5 out of the last 6 elections.

    You keep saying that, but that’s not really true, you know. Clinton never got a majority of the vote. Obama is the first Democrat since Carter to break 50% of the vote.


  83. 83 | January 23, 2013 10:12 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    I can’t speak for others but what people get angry is your bashing of America. If you just said I no longer feel any connection to America and want to go to a new land, most people would wish you well. But you attacks this country and it gets people pissed. It’s a matter how you phrase things.

    Me, I hope the new land you move to gives you good economic opportunities and a happy life! I have no ill will towards you and you know I am one of the biggest supporters of the Serb cause.

    It is true that I really cannot get over what the US government did to the Serbs – and with the evident assent of most of the American people, who at the very least wouldn’t even listen when I tried to tell our side of the story. And then destroying my ability to make an honest living here; and allowing Obama to steal the 2012 election without even a murmur of protest.

    I can forgive the American people to the extent of not wishing ill on the US. But the country (and the American people) have in a very real sense thrown ME out.

    I’m no Einstein and am in fact no genius at all. But I’ll use him as an example. I have to ask you all: How many people bash Einstein for having left Germany and for having sided with the Allies?


  84. 84 | January 23, 2013 10:15 am

    @ 1389AD:

    1389, sweetie.

    You likened us nazi collaborators. Now I admit I miss a lot around here but that was totally uncalled for.

    I’m in the – stay and fight – camp but good luck to ya.


  85. theoutsider
    85 | January 23, 2013 10:19 am

    @ Rodan:
    @ Rodan:
    Do you guy’s ever wanna talk.


  86. 86 | January 23, 2013 10:20 am

    @ 1389AD:

    and with the evident assent of most of the American people, who at the very least wouldn’t even listen when I tried to tell our side of the story.

    For what its worth I was one that paid no attention at the time and even now I would not know the other side of the story if not for you guys. So it might seem that nobody listens but you have had more of an effect than you think you do.


  87. 87 | January 23, 2013 10:22 am

    mskelly wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    1389, sweetie.
    You likened us nazi collaborators. Now I admit I miss a lot around here but that was totally uncalled for.
    I’m in the — stay and fight — camp but good luck to ya.

    You read something into that statement that wasn’t there.

    I am not calling you Nazi collaborators – for that to be the case, you’d have to join the Democrats, and I’m not suspecting any of you of that.

    I’m merely pointing out that you are in denial of the fact that your country is well on its way to a totalitarian takeover, and that you think you can continue with business as usual despite all that. That’s called “denial” and it never ends well.

    And don’t call me “sweetie.” That’s patronizing and obnoxious.


  88. 88 | January 23, 2013 10:24 am

    vo@ Iron Fist:

    Look at the electoral college, the Democrats have dominated. In their 4 wins, they have racked up huge numbers. In the 2 Republicans win, they have squeaked by.

    Something is wrong and Republicans need to admit it.


  89. 89 | January 23, 2013 10:24 am

    mskelly wrote:

    @ 1389AD:

    and with the evident assent of most of the American people, who at the very least wouldn’t even listen when I tried to tell our side of the story.
    For what its worth I was one that paid no attention at the time and even now I would not know the other side of the story if not for you guys. So it might seem that nobody listens but you have had more of an effect than you think you do.

    Well, I sure hope I have had some effect but it obviously hasn’t been enough.

    A little history here, from Julia Gorin who has given me permission to mirror her blog posts:

    Why Hillary Clinton is completely dead set on destroying the Serbs


  90. 90 | January 23, 2013 10:24 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    @ Rodan:
    Do you guy’s ever wanna talk.

    We have been trying to talk.

    What would you like to discuss?


  91. taxfreekiller
    91 | January 23, 2013 10:24 am

    Ya, how about Ms Clinton not getting any input on the security deal in Lybia but she says she is responsible. How can you say your responsible and in the same moment say you did not get info from the field. Looks to some like she should have ask what the f’ was going on if she is so responsible.

    2.

    Why is the only anwswer the Democrat liberals have, spend more money and then when shit goes wrong the only thing they got is long pointing fingers and the House Republicans “they will not spend the country borke fast enough.”

    want say you@ theoutsider:


  92. 92 | January 23, 2013 10:25 am

    @ RIX:

    She’s not even finished with the bad acting and the media is gushing.


  93. huckfunn
    93 | January 23, 2013 10:26 am

    RIX wrote:

    Anybody watching Hillary in front of the Committee.
    So far they are giving her kisses & letting her deflect & run the
    clock on her answers.
    Menendez is giving each mamber only five minutes.
    The Dems want to talk about anything but Benghazi.

    About 3 times she’s said “I take full responsibility” and then proceeds to explain why it’s not her fault.
    httpv://youtu.be/JFvujknrBuE


  94. 94 | January 23, 2013 10:26 am

    1389AD wrote:

    MacDuff trashes me for making plans to emigrate, even though I have found it impossible to make a living here.

    You put it out there and you risk taking the shots, that’s a lesson I’ve certainly learned and so should you. Get over it, it’s a forum.

    Do whatever you feel you need or want to do, but just do it.

    1389AD wrote:

    I can forgive the American people to the extent of not wishing ill on the US. But the country (and the American people) have in a very real sense thrown ME out.

    Now that’s the reason you’re trashed. Have a nice life and a good trip.


  95. Lily
    95 | January 23, 2013 10:29 am

    1389AD wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ Speranza:
    Exactly, if you manage your life correctly, outside events will have minimal impact.
    With all due respect, that’s easy for YOU to say. It’s also easy for people to say who have a decent place to live and some likelihood of financial security, at least until TSHTF.
    You have a job in your field. I haven’t noticed you or anybody else on this board offering me a job of any kind, much less a full-time job with benefits.
    MacDuff trashes me for making plans to emigrate, even though I have found it impossible to make a living here.
    Somehow I’m supposed to die here just to prove a point. F*** that.
    Right now I’m more concerned about getting papers together to apply for permanent residency, finding a job overseas, selling our stuff to raise a little cash, things like that.

    ????


  96. 96 | January 23, 2013 10:29 am

    @ taxfreekiller:

    Good luck getting answers.


  97. taxfreekiller
    97 | January 23, 2013 10:29 am

    ?

    Did Bill Clinton have sex with that woman?@ theoutsider:


  98. RIX
    98 | January 23, 2013 10:30 am

    This hearingis now a disgrace. Democrats areplanting wet kisses on Hillary
    & she bis now getting agitated & scolding Republicans.
    She did not go there to clear up anything, on the contrary.


  99. taxfreekiller
    99 | January 23, 2013 10:31 am

    ?

    Is it a good thing that the U.S. Senate has not put up a budget for 3 years now?@ theoutsider:


  100. 100 | January 23, 2013 10:31 am

    @ RIX:

    This proves what I have been saying. We live in a dictatorship. Has Rand Paul questioned Hillary yet?


  101. taxfreekiller
    101 | January 23, 2013 10:32 am

    This show is a Democrat dance.

    There should be a few real questions in the House hearing later.@ RIX:


  102. huckfunn
    102 | January 23, 2013 10:32 am

    taxfreekiller wrote:

    ?

    Is it a good thing that the U.S. Senate has not put up a budget for 3 4 years now?@ theoutsider:

    FIFY


  103. 103 | January 23, 2013 10:32 am

    @ taxfreekiller:

    Hey be easy, the Outsider is still waiting on an email talking point from OFA on your first question.


  104. Lily
    104 | January 23, 2013 10:33 am

    1389AD wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ 1389AD:
    I haven’t noticed you or anybody else on this board offering me a job of any kind, much less a full-time job with benefits.
    I’m not an employer. I am sorry about your situation and you do what you have to do.
    I’ve just had it up to my ears with people bashing me for that. Not you personally, but others, both on this board and elsewhere.

    You haven’t said how horrific our country is? I am not an employer either … good luck. So I do wish you good luck on whatever you decide to do.


  105. taxfreekiller
    105 | January 23, 2013 10:35 am

    Do you think John F. Kerry told the truth about American fighting men in Vietnam when he was under oath befor the Forigen Relations committee?

    @ theoutsider:


  106. 106 | January 23, 2013 10:37 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    1389AD wrote:

    I can forgive the American people to the extent of not wishing ill on the US. But the country (and the American people) have in a very real sense thrown ME out.

    Now that’s the reason you’re trashed. Have a nice life and a good trip.

    Trashing me for that makes no sense at all.


  107. Lily
    107 | January 23, 2013 10:38 am

    1389AD wrote:

    mskelly wrote:
    @ 1389AD:
    I don’t think it was the making plans to emigrate that pissed people off but the “I’ll be over there laughing at your dumb asses” … or something similar — that had that effect on people.
    Well, not exactly.
    I started out by talking about the plans to emigrate because of not being able to survive here. Then I got called a coward and a traitor for bailing out instead of staying here to “fight” (not that there is anything I can do that would have any effect). So I ended up making a few snarky comments about watching from a good safe distance while this place goes down the tubes.
    If despite my warnings of what’s in store, people insist on staying here and taking the considerable risk of being dragged down into the abyss — and if it turns out that fairly soon TSHTF, I’m not gonna feel sorry for anybody here. All I’m going to feel is an immense sense of relief for having escaped in time.

    So any of us “who don’t leave this country” you have no sympathy for? Personally I have children and grandchildren who I will not leave and I personally don’t believe there is a better place to be. Like Rodan says in his post…enjoy life. Forget about politic’s for a while.


  108. taxfreekiller
    108 | January 23, 2013 10:42 am

    On the off chance you had a brother who was a special operator for the U.S. Border Patrol and he got killed by a gun paid for with your tax money, the gun then allowed to cross into Mexico via a known Mexican Cartel drug runner, and then a Republican Pres. , Atty. Gen. would not do any thing but stonewall information on how it happened. How would you feel about that?

    tick tock goes the response clock.@ theoutsider:


  109. huckfunn
    109 | January 23, 2013 10:43 am

    taxfreekiller wrote:

    This show is a Democrat dance.

    There should be a few real questions in the House hearing later.@ RIX:

    The minute this hearing is gavelled to a close, the regime and their propaganda pals in the media will declare that Shrill is exonerated, the case is closed and what a marvelous SOS she has been. Total crock o’ shit.


  110. 110 | January 23, 2013 10:45 am

    @ huckfunn:

    The Soviets and Nazis would be proud of their Democrat ideological cousins!


  111. 111 | January 23, 2013 10:45 am

    @ Lily:
    I think it’s time to pack up your kids and grandkids and get out before TSHTF. The situation here cannot end well.

    The best-case scenario would be something like Venezuela. The worst-case scenario … the Iranians or the Norks or AQ using an EMP blast over the US. Once again, our government failed to do anything to harden our infrastructure against this. Once again, I try to warn everybody before the fact, and I just don’t have the energy to grieve over the results when people don’t listen.


  112. Lily
    112 | January 23, 2013 10:50 am

    1389AD wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ 1389AD:
    I can’t speak for others but what people get angry is your bashing of America. If you just said I no longer feel any connection to America and want to go to a new land, most people would wish you well. But you attacks this country and it gets people pissed. It’s a matter how you phrase things.
    Me, I hope the new land you move to gives you good economic opportunities and a happy life! I have no ill will towards you and you know I am one of the biggest supporters of the Serb cause.
    It is true that I really cannot get over what the US government did to the Serbs — and with the evident assent of most of the American people, who at the very least wouldn’t even listen when I tried to tell our side of the story. And then destroying my ability to make an honest living here; and allowing Obama to steal the 2012 election without even a murmur of protest.
    I can forgive the American people to the extent of not wishing ill on the US. But the country (and the American people) have in a very real sense thrown ME out.
    I’m no Einstein and am in fact no genius at all. But I’ll use him as an example. I have to ask you all: How many people bash Einstein for having left Germany and for having sided with the Allies?

    Really? I didn’t vote for obama or Clinton so don’t put the blame on me and to be honest most people don’t even really know what happened concerning the Serbs. To compare the two is well not the same.


  113. 113 | January 23, 2013 10:51 am

    @ 1389AD:

    You read something into that statement that wasn’t there.

    I am not calling you Nazi collaborators — for that to be the case, you’d have to join the Democrats, and I’m not suspecting any of you of that.

    I’m merely pointing out that you are in denial of the fact that your country is well on its way to a totalitarian takeover, and that you think you can continue with business as usual despite all that. That’s called “denial” and it never ends well.

    And don’t call me “sweetie.” That’s patronizing and obnoxious.

    I’ll take that.

    Because this:

    I am sure that, in 1933, you and the other owners of this blog would have maintained your loyalty to the Reich — after all, it would have been “your country”. A hell of a lot of other Germans did the same.

    is not a misread.


  114. darkwords
    114 | January 23, 2013 10:52 am

    @ 9 MacDuff: Inflation. Currency resets. Value will become complex. The poor suffer the most.


  115. eaglesoars
    115 | January 23, 2013 10:55 am

    mskelly wrote:

    is not a misread.

    nicely done


  116. huckfunn
    116 | January 23, 2013 10:55 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    The Soviets and Nazis would be proud of their Democrat ideological cousins!

    Dick Turban now giving Shrill a thorough tongue bath.


  117. 117 | January 23, 2013 10:57 am

    @ huckfunn:

    You just make me almost throw up my breakfast!

    :lol:


  118. 118 | January 23, 2013 10:57 am

    Lily wrote:

    Really? I didn’t vote for obama or Clinton so don’t put the blame on me and to be honest most people don’t even really know what happened concerning the Serbs. To compare the two is well not the same.

    I’m not blaming you personally. In fact, Clinton, GHWB, and Dole all favored attacking the Serbs, so it isn’t as though there was any real choice in the presidential elections.

    Problem is, the American public allows its government to go to war without bothering to inform themselves regarding what the war is all about. They should have been contacting their congressmen and senators. But it didn’t happen. The MSM insisted that Serbs are eeeeevil and Muslims are innocent victims, so the public took it at face value and allowed our government to expend our blood and treasure in a counterproductive and unjust cause without a murmur of complaint.

    The problem of low-information voters is not a new one.

    If people are going to claim the rights and responsibilities of citizenship (voting, petition, contacting elected officials, etc.) then it behooves them to find out what the hell it’s all about when our politicians want to go to war.


  119. taxfreekiller
    119 | January 23, 2013 10:58 am

    1389AD

    You had better regroup while you still have the chance.

    Could be just misplaced communaction skills, lets hope so.


  120. taxfreekiller
    120 | January 23, 2013 11:00 am

    John F. Kerry should be in Levinworth for treason.

    Down hill from there, via Democrat commies here within.@ 1389AD:


  121. huckfunn
    121 | January 23, 2013 11:00 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    You just make me almost throw up my breakfast!

    Disturbing imagery for sure.


  122. unclassifiable
    122 | January 23, 2013 11:01 am

    @ Rodan:
    @ Speranza:

    My issue is this supposedly was a government built upon the sovereignty of the people. We are supposed to be able to govern ourselves and, therefore, supposed to participate in it and maintain some modicum of control.

    I did not always feel that way and this may be a generational difference. My life is not all work, all politics, all this blog. It is not all anything but a blend of many things.

    The point may be that this is a continual process, not a singular event. Breaks and time outs are fine but at some point I find I have to get back into the fray.

    Otherwise I fear that my country and its citizens will lose this unique opportunity to show that we need neither dictators nor kings to rule us.

    Take care (no I am not leaving just calming down).


  123. Lily
    123 | January 23, 2013 11:01 am

    1389AD wrote:

    @ Lily:
    I think it’s time to pack up your kids and grandkids and get out before TSHTF. The situation here cannot end well.
    The best-case scenario would be something like Venezuela. The worst-case scenario … the Iranians or the Norks or AQ using an EMP blast over the US.

    Sorry I do not believe this. Do you realize how much money you are talking about to do this??? Sorry I am not going to abandon my country. This isn’t Soviet Russial, Nazi Germany or any other horrific dictator…besides I never under-estitmate the people of this country. They are slow to get pissed…but they will indeed fight back. Besides my kids love this country and frankly I don’t see any other better country.


  124. 124 | January 23, 2013 11:02 am

    mskelly wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    You read something into that statement that wasn’t there.
    I am not calling you Nazi collaborators — for that to be the case, you’d have to join the Democrats, and I’m not suspecting any of you of that.
    I’m merely pointing out that you are in denial of the fact that your country is well on its way to a totalitarian takeover, and that you think you can continue with business as usual despite all that. That’s called “denial” and it never ends well.
    And don’t call me “sweetie.” That’s patronizing and obnoxious.
    I’ll take that.
    Because this:
    I am sure that, in 1933, you and the other owners of this blog would have maintained your loyalty to the Reich — after all, it would have been “your country”. A hell of a lot of other Germans did the same.
    is not a misread.

    That is not the same as being a Nazi collaborator in the sense of joining the Nazi Party or the SS – there were plenty of Germans who just stayed where they were, and continued to think of themselves as German citizens even though they might have privately disagreed with the direction things were going. No, they weren’t active Nazi collaborators, even though the younger males did end up being drafted whether they liked it or not – and many of them didn’t like it. Think “Schultz” in “Hogan’s Heroes.” More people have that mindset, than not.


  125. RIX
    125 | January 23, 2013 11:02 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ RIX:

    This proves what I have been saying. We live in a dictatorship. Has Rand Paul questioned Hillary yet?

    No Rand Paul has not got his turn yet.
    McCain roughed her up though.
    Durbin tried to bail her out, talking about Bush, Iraq & WMD’s.


  126. 126 | January 23, 2013 11:02 am

    @ 1389AD:

    I’m not blaming you personally. In fact, Clinton, GHWB, and Dole all favored attacking the Serbs, so it isn’t as though there was any real choice in the presidential elections.

    Problem is, the American public allows its government to go to war without bothering to inform themselves regarding what the war is all about. They should have been contacting their congressmen and senators. But it didn’t happen. The MSM insisted that Serbs are eeeeevil and Muslims are innocent victims, so the public took it at face value and allowed our government to expend our blood and treasure in a counterproductive and unjust cause without a murmur of complaint.

    Have I not and others on this blog called out the Republican party and the Conservative movement for this hypocrisy on Serbia? We are not your enemy, it’s places like Hot Air, Daily Caller, the Blaze and Ace of Spades that is your enemy.


  127. 127 | January 23, 2013 11:03 am

    @ Rodan:

    Clinton would have lost without Perot, and Perot would have been nothing had GHW Bush governed as a Republican. He didn’t. He was a squishy moderate who raised taxes and banned guns. And he lost because of it. Clinton only got 43% of the vote, though. That is not a great win. In 1996, against Bob Dole (who set new records for a poor run at it) he only managed 48%. Do the Republicans need to make some changes? Sure, but probably not the ones most people are advocating. We don’t need to get more moderate. The Massachusettes Moderate lost, and not because he wasn’t moderate enough. We need a Republican leadership that will stand up and be Republican. That is what won for Reagan, and I think that would win again. Maybe not against Obama, but whomever comes after him won’t have the cult of personality that Obama has.


  128. 128 | January 23, 2013 11:04 am

    1389AD wrote:

    But the country (and the American people) have in a very real sense thrown ME out.

    That’s BS of the first order. Personally, I think you have a persecution complex and it gets more tedious by the day. We all have problems and many of us, including me, have had life-altering setbacks and you just need to get over it. Alas, you seem to be intent on defining yourself by yours and that’s your choice.

    This is my last response to you; life’s way too short to waste any more time on you or your incessant whining. I’ll do my utmost to avoid your posts and comments and I’d appreciate your reciprocation.

    See ya.


  129. 129 | January 23, 2013 11:04 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    You want laugh, that was the point of the thread!

    :lol:


  130. RIX
    130 | January 23, 2013 11:04 am

    taxfreekiller wrote:

    This show is a Democrat dance.

    There should be a few real questions in the House hearing later.@ RIX:

    The Dema are having a pep rally for Hillary.


  131. 131 | January 23, 2013 11:05 am

    Later, peeps. Have a good day!


  132. 132 | January 23, 2013 11:06 am

    Rodan wrote:

    Have I not and others on this blog called out the Republican party and the Conservative movement for this hypocrisy on Serbia? We are not your enemy, it’s places like Hot Air, Daily Caller, the Blaze and Ace of Spades that is your enemy.

    I do have at least one avowed enemy on this blog. See MacDuff above.


  133. Speranza
    133 | January 23, 2013 11:07 am

    @ 1389AD:
    What actually do you do (or did you do) for a living?


  134. coldwarrior
    134 | January 23, 2013 11:09 am

    jeeze, we’re (the owners) nazi collaborators and i have been called an anti-semite and been compared to members of stormfront in the past month!

    :lol:

    amazing.


  135. huckfunn
    135 | January 23, 2013 11:13 am

    Here’s Rand Paul questioning Shrill. Go git ‘er!


  136. Speranza
    136 | January 23, 2013 11:13 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    jeeze, we’re (the owners) nazi collaborators and i have been called an anti-semite and been compared to members of stormfront in the past month!

    amazing.

    Since the election there has been quite a few meltdowns – have you noticed?


  137. 137 | January 23, 2013 11:14 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    And now Schultz, lol! Hey, its a step up from stormfront!


  138. coldwarrior
    138 | January 23, 2013 11:14 am

    Speranza wrote:

    Since the election there has been quite a few meltdowns — have you noticed?

    i’m buying stock in pfizer and merck.


  139. Speranza
    139 | January 23, 2013 11:14 am

    1389AD wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    Have I not and others on this blog called out the Republican party and the Conservative movement for this hypocrisy on Serbia? We are not your enemy, it’s places like Hot Air, Daily Caller, the Blaze and Ace of Spades that is your enemy.

    I do have at least one avowed enemy on this blog. See MacDuff above.

    MacDuff strongly disagrees with you on one ore two issues – he is not an “enemy”.


  140. coldwarrior
    140 | January 23, 2013 11:15 am

    mskelly wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    And now Schultz, lol! Hey, its a step up from stormfront!

    at least as ‘schultz!’ i get shiny boots and a bitchin’ helmet!


  141. 141 | January 23, 2013 11:15 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    That is what won for Reagan, and I think that would win again. Maybe not against Obama, but whomever comes after him won’t have the cult of personality that Obama has.

    Obama is just the tip of the Iceberg. He is the creation of the most powerful electoral machine ever assembled. Which ever Democrats gets the nod in 2016 will win a cakewalk. That is why I do not want Rubio nor Rand Paul to run. I don’t want to see these 2 up and coming starts destroyed by the machine. Only in 2020 will the GOP have a shot to win. By then the economic rot can’t be denied and people will tire of 12 years of Dem rule.


  142. Speranza
    142 | January 23, 2013 11:15 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Speranza wrote:
    Since the election there has been quite a few meltdowns — have you noticed?

    i’m buying stock in pfizer and merck.

    I am taking the advice that they gave Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 film “The Graduate” – i.e. “Plastics”.


  143. 143 | January 23, 2013 11:15 am

    @ Speranza:
    @ coldwarrior:

    maybe it’s time for a meltdown thread.


  144. buzzsawmonkey
    144 | January 23, 2013 11:16 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    Hey, CW! Did you see my “Gettysburg Address” the other day? Huckfunn thought you might like it.


  145. 145 | January 23, 2013 11:16 am

    Speranza wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    What actually do you do (or did you do) for a living?

    I was in IT (mostly mainframes and HP minis, with some PC work) for several decades. When that market dried up due to outsourcing and the h-1b program, I got some retraining, first in computer graphics and then in Microsoft network administration. But by then, I was over 55 (and female) and facing competition from younger people who already had experience in those fields. Someone in IT recently said that network admin is considered to be a man’s field and it isn’t likely that a woman can break into it (sadly confirmed by what I’ve observed in the workplace, but I thought I’d be the exception because I’m good at what I do).

    I spent 4 years looking for work in the IT field while sort of eking out a living in retail. I’d hoped they’d move me into management, but no dice. They are not hiring ANY full time people AT ALL and when a manager leaves, he or she is not replaced. Company policy.

    I gave up on that and instead spent a lot of time applying at car and truck dealerships for a sales job. Nobody even called me for an interview.

    Yes, I have a good reputation, a good education, a clean record, and so on and so forth. I saved my money and I did all the right things and now I’m burning through my retirement savings just to survive. In other words, in any place with a viable economy, I’d be able to find some sort of a job. But thanks to Obamacare and so forth, it isn’t going to happen here, and I can’t afford to keep on as I’ve been doing in the hope that things might someday turn around.


  146. unclassifiable
    146 | January 23, 2013 11:19 am

    @ Rodan:

    Well personally I am energized and a little free.

    Years ago (another lifetime) I would have never depicted the President as Hitler at a public event.

    Now — its a possibility because what the heck do I have to lose — they already hate me:-)

    Previously, I was appalled at Wayne LaPierre agreeing with G. Gordon Liddy that if Federal agents bust down your door — shoot them in the head.

    Now I am rethinking that.

    I used to think Ruby Ridge and Waco were justifiable government actions.

    Now that it is my speech that is considered hateful, racists, or inciteful I am beginning to see the point.

    The point being is that we are at different times of our lives and have witnessed different things. Some will drop out others will activate.

    This is a good training ground. Folks are going to poke us — even if you try to keep to yourself and narrow your concerns. It’s an opinionated country.

    And in our own very differnt ways we are telling them to piss off.


  147. huckfunn
    147 | January 23, 2013 11:21 am

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    Hey, CW! Did you see my “Gettysburg Address” the other day? Huckfunn thought you might like it.

    Hear, hear! That one was worthy of a decoration.


  148. 148 | January 23, 2013 11:23 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    jeeze, we’re (the owners) nazi collaborators and i have been called an anti-semite and been compared to members of stormfront in the past month!

    amazing.

    I did not call the blog owners Nazi collaborators. Just pointing out that people staying in the US might end up being swept down into something they didn’t plan on and don’t believe in.

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    That is what won for Reagan, and I think that would win again. Maybe not against Obama, but whomever comes after him won’t have the cult of personality that Obama has.
    Obama is just the tip of the Iceberg. He is the creation of the most powerful electoral machine ever assembled. Which ever Democrats gets the nod in 2016 will win a cakewalk. That is why I do not want Rubio nor Rand Paul to run. I don’t want to see these 2 up and coming starts destroyed by the machine. Only in 2020 will the GOP have a shot to win. By then the economic rot can’t be denied and people will tire of 12 years of Dem rule.

    I’m old enough that I don’t even buy green bananas any more. 2020 is too long for me to wait. And I don’t quite see how any country can recover from financial sinkhole that we will be in at that point.

    coldwarrior wrote:

    mskelly wrote:
    @ coldwarrior:
    And now Schultz, lol! Hey, its a step up from stormfront!

    at least as ‘schultz!’ i get shiny boots and a bitchin’ helmet!

    I am not accusing anybody on this blog of being in sympathy with stormfront.

    Schultz is not a bad guy, just a basically good (though sadly clueless) guy who got stuck in a very bad situation. He escapes into food and nostalgia.

    Speranza wrote:

    MacDuff strongly disagrees with you on one ore two issues — he is not an “enemy”.

    MacDuff harbors an intense personal dislike of me and chooses to look at everything I say or do in the worst possible light. I have not done the same with him. It’s his own choice to consider me an enemy.


  149. Speranza
    149 | January 23, 2013 11:24 am

    @ 1389AD:
    That’s a big bowl of suckage. I know several people around your age (men in particular) who lost their jobs in that field and had to go somewhere else into a new field for a hell of a lot less money.


  150. 150 | January 23, 2013 11:25 am

    New Thread.


  151. unclassifiable
    151 | January 23, 2013 11:25 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    @ Rodan:
    @ Speranza:

    I don’t think a thread could really capture a true meltdown.

    This needs:

    1) Digital video recording equitment
    2) A field
    3) Some appropriate inanaimate objects
    4) Means of destruction


  152. 152 | January 23, 2013 11:26 am

    Speranza wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    That’s a big bowl of suckage. I know several people around your age (men in particular) who lost their jobs in that field and had to go somewhere else into a new field for a hell of a lot less money.

    I’m glad you understand what I’m up against. I could survive on a hell of a lot less money than I used to make, but I cannot survive on this much less money.


  153. 153 | January 23, 2013 11:26 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    Buying weapons and practicing is one of my advises.


  154. 154 | January 23, 2013 11:27 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    :lol:


  155. Speranza
    155 | January 23, 2013 11:27 am

    Schultz is not a bad guy, just a basically good (though sadly clueless) guy who got stuck in a very bad situation. He escapes into food and nostalgia.

    The Wehrmacht which went all the way almost to Moscow could never have done anything with an army with Schultz’s.


  156. 156 | January 23, 2013 11:28 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    Now that it is my speech that is considered hateful, racists, or inciteful I am beginning to see the point.

    All it takes is being able to put yourself in their position. Randy Weaver and the Branch Davidians were targeted because their views put them outside of the mainstream where they could be demonized and actions that would have caused outrage had they been applied, say, to the Crips and Bloods in LA were overlooked by the majority of the American people. They were trial runs, in my opinion, to see what could be done. How violent they could get enforcing gun control laws without public outcry. The answer is that if they can successfully demonize you in the media, they can get quite far with extreme violence.


  157. Speranza
    157 | January 23, 2013 11:28 am

    1389AD wrote:

    I’m glad you understand what I’m up against. I could survive on a hell of a lot less money than I used to make, but I cannot survive on this much less money.

    Your husband working?


  158. unclassifiable
    158 | January 23, 2013 11:28 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Where? I want to read it.


  159. buzzsawmonkey
    159 | January 23, 2013 11:31 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    Where? I want to read it.

    Here, in the Bozell thread.


  160. coldwarrior
    160 | January 23, 2013 11:31 am

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    nope.

    howzabout some linkage?


  161. coldwarrior
    161 | January 23, 2013 11:33 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    that which does not kill us makes us stronger – nietzsche

    a day where you dont learn something is like a day without sunshine – coldwarrior


  162. unclassifiable
    162 | January 23, 2013 11:34 am

    @ Rodan:

    Oh I think I have that pretty well covered.

    If you only knew.


  163. 163 | January 23, 2013 11:35 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    They were trial runs, in my opinion, to see what could be done. How violent they could get enforcing gun control laws without public outcry. The answer is that if they can successfully demonize you in the media, they can get quite far with extreme violence.

    The blueprint was laid in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.


  164. coldwarrior
    164 | January 23, 2013 11:35 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    @ Rodan:
    @ Speranza:
    I don’t think a thread could really capture a true meltdown.
    This needs:
    1) Digital video recording equitment
    2) A field
    3) Some appropriate inanaimate objects
    4) Means of destruction

    agreed.

    :lol:


  165. 165 | January 23, 2013 11:39 am

    Speranza wrote:

    1389AD wrote:
    I’m glad you understand what I’m up against. I could survive on a hell of a lot less money than I used to make, but I cannot survive on this much less money.
    Your husband working?

    He is partly disabled and has serious medical issues, but is able to do some part-time work. He’s doing the best he can but we are still having to dip into our savings. My health isn’t all that great either and I can’t afford some medical care that I very much need.


  166. unclassifiable
    166 | January 23, 2013 11:39 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    In computer programming it is the only thing that will keep you going.

    Otherwise, talking to Mr. Computer all day will make you put it into category 4.


  167. 167 | January 23, 2013 11:43 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    They were trial runs, in my opinion, to see what could be done. How violent they could get enforcing gun control laws without public outcry. The answer is that if they can successfully demonize you in the media, they can get quite far with extreme violence.
    The blueprint was laid in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.

    That’s exactly what I worry about.

    21st-century socialism takes on an anti-western/pro-Muslim-Brotherhood guise, in place of the national or international socialism of the twentieth century. IOW, the uniforms and flags and titles won’t be the same, although we have seen some of the slogans such as “Forward.”


  168. buzzsawmonkey
    168 | January 23, 2013 11:45 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    @ coldwarrior:

    Link above, in #159: #63 in the Bozell thread.


  169. 169 | January 23, 2013 11:46 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    In computer programming it is the only thing that will keep you going.
    Otherwise, talking to Mr. Computer all day will make you put it into category 4.

    I’m not the type to go postal but I have had a lot of issues with this and this


  170. unclassifiable
    170 | January 23, 2013 11:47 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Thank you.


  171. buzzsawmonkey
    171 | January 23, 2013 11:49 am

    1389AD wrote:

    I’m not the type to go postal

    Going FedEx, or even UPS, is much more reliable anyway.


  172. unclassifiable
    172 | January 23, 2013 11:51 am

    @ 1389AD:

    Well get yourself healed up and then find a nice out of the way place and then go postal. You don’t need witnesses. It’s for yourself.

    That’s why doing it at the post office is so bad.


  173. 173 | January 23, 2013 11:56 am

    Speranza wrote:

    Schultz is not a bad guy, just a basically good (though sadly clueless) guy who got stuck in a very bad situation. He escapes into food and nostalgia.
    The Wehrmacht which went all the way almost to Moscow could never have done anything with an army with Schultz’s.

    Schultz was not merely a typical German; he was a typical person. You’ll find him (or her) everywhere, simply because clue deficit disorder is endemic. I was always taught to believe that Americans would be better than that, and would rise to a higher standard of citizenship (“American exceptionalism” and all that) but that isn’t what I see happening.

    I never had occasion to meet any Wehrmacht veterans from the east front, but I’ve done some reading here and there. My impression is that the vast majority of the Wehrmacht on the east front – NOT counting the SS of course – didn’t want to be there. It was a place of terrible hardship and they would have been shot if they tried to desert. The Wehrmacht got as far as they did because the USSR was in some degree of disarray and because Stalin had been in denial. Russians historically have not been all that quick to mobilize, but when they do, they fight with resolve.


  174. 174 | January 23, 2013 11:58 am

    Reminder New Thread up


  175. Speranza
    175 | January 23, 2013 12:00 pm

    1389AD wrote:

    I never had occasion to meet any Wehrmacht veterans from the east front, but I’ve done some reading here and there. My impression is that the vast majority of the Wehrmacht on the east front — NOT counting the SS of course — didn’t want to be there

    Whether they wanted to be there or not – the German Army committed untold atrocities on the Eastern Front and committed Genocide not only against Jews but Soviet POW’s. The German Army did not fight with clean hands.


  176. unclassifiable
    176 | January 23, 2013 12:05 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Well that is the truth but The One is thought-blind to all of this.

    He has inextricably confused concern with his desire to create a happy environment for himself. Everything he is doing is in regard to some hurt he has suffered in his life and he has projected this pain unto the entire country. He thinks his mom dies because of inadequate insurance. Well that needs to be fixed. He is neither genuinely black nor white, well he picked black (mainly because of his skin color) and then immersed himself in what he thought was their culture to get his bona fides. No grocery stores in the ghetto (they need to be there with better food), no loans in the ghetto (well the banks need to be forced to give loans).

    On and on and on. And here is the suprising shocking part to those of us who were raised to think about others beside yourself; to think beyond your wants desires and needs; to walk in the other man’s shoes — there are a lot of people who think just like him. That is why he is their savior. That is why he has been elected to two terms.


  177. unclassifiable
    177 | January 23, 2013 12:10 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    Don’t discount the fact that the one who ordered the shooting of deserters and any general that retreated was Hitler. His insistance on not retreating probably kept them in Russia much longer than any Prussian officer would have thought prudent.

    In that narrow respect it was good Hitler was such a psycho. He paved the way for his own destruction.


  178. buzzsawmonkey
    178 | January 23, 2013 12:19 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    He is neither genuinely black nor white, well he picked black (mainly because of his skin color) and then immersed himself in what he thought was their culture to get his bona fides. No grocery stores in the ghetto (they need to be there with better food), no loans in the ghetto (well the banks need to be forced to give loans).

    I agree with you, overall, but want to comment briefly on the above.

    Obama “chose black” not so much, I suspect, because of his skin color—there’s a veritable rainbow of skin colors in Hawaii, so it’s not much of an issue—as because he realized early on that he could use that skin color and that “identity” to his advantage.

    He did not grow up in “the black experience” of either urban ghetto life or of black rural life—but he did grow up in the “black experience” of baby mama/single mother and “stepfathers.” He also was an American—and thus, inevitably, wealthy and “the other” as a child in Indonesia. Thus, he replicated the personal alienation and the mother-dominated rage of the American ghetto thug on an upper-middle-class level—and it is that rage, and the quest for a means to act it out, that caused him to “choose black,” and to choose black radicalism as the mantle in which to wrap himself.

    As to the lack of grocery stores and the availability of home loans in the ghetto, these are for economic reasons. Food stores operate on a very small margin of profit, which is why they do not flourish in high-crime areas. Home loans do not flourish in places where the property has little value, and the people seeking them have little or no means of support.


  179. 179 | January 23, 2013 12:26 pm

    Just for the record, “sworn enemies” (who the hell thinks in those terms on a friggin’ blog?) go out of their way to do harm for a specific reason. Annoyances are just avoided because they’re… annoying. I assiduously avoided 1389AD, until, for no apparent reason, I was specifically named as having “trashed” her weeks, or months ago. I responded, made my point and, again, walked away and asked that she do the same. Not two minutes later, there she was again, and again. Fair enough, everyone’s had their say now.

    This matter should now be dead and if it’s not, it’ll live without me.


  180. darkwords
    180 | January 23, 2013 2:34 pm

    @ 148 1389AD: The stormfront issue was the result of someone typing a lower case “j” if I remember correctly. And it resulted in a lot of hyperbole slinging in the blog. Just don’t take it personally. Everyone thinks in hyperbole, not everyone types it out. Same for the “sworn enemy” thing. like the head of household in family guy does have a sworn enemy. It’s a chicken that stalks him. He insulted it some time past.


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