Joe Dan Gorman is right: “what was once a drip drip drip of socialism is now a full-throttled faucet of communism” that is washing away everything that makes America America.
One way to stop it is to search out and support those Republicans who buck the RINO establishment by showing enough integrity to stand up for the rule of law. Examples include Representatives Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
The grotesquely excessive government force leading to the Showdown at Bundy Ranch indicates just how fast the situation is deteriorating. Two things this historic event demonstrates are (1) how Obama’s “fundamental transformation” entails transforming law-abiding citizens into federal criminals and (2) how the Founding Fathers intended the Second Amendment to be applied.
For details see the latest installment of Intellectual Froglegs:
On a tip from G. Fox.
If only anti-Christian moonbats would limit themselves to expressing their disdain for Easter by conspicuously ignoring it, like Google does by designating the most important Christian holiday as the only holiday imaginable unworthy of a doodle. Some feel compelled to go out of their way to ruin Easter for others. From Stratton, Ohio (pop. 285):
A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village’s municipal building.
The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has challenged the claim by the mayor of Stratton that it’s constitutional to display the crosses during holidays.
Mayor John Abdalla temporarily removed the crosses in January after the foundation threatened to sue, but he returned them to celebrate the Easter season. One is Latin, the other Eastern Orthodox. …
“While the permanent display of these crosses by the Village is indisputably unconstitutional, the seasonal display of the crosses in recognition of Easter, the Christian celebration of Jesus’s resurrection, is no less illegal,” staff attorney Rebecca Markert wrote.
How a law against displaying the Holy Cross could be squared with the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religious expression was not explained by FFRF busy-bodies, who are no doubt already off sniffing out another public expression of Christianity to repress. Live and let live just doesn’t work with these people.
On a tip from Wiggins.
Competence is not a strong suit among our federal rulers. The nice thing about relying on coercion rather than free market cooperation is that it doesn’t need to be; we will have to do what they say no matter what clueless idiots they are, so long as the media keeps the herd voting for them.
On a tip from Infidel Joe.
Maybe the election of an ultra-radical, anti-American ideologue with no serious qualifications as President of the USA, and then his re-election after years of conspicuous failure to advance the national interest, aren’t the result of a conspiracy to destroy our country. Maybe it is all just a series of coincidences:
Other than a picture of Paul Ryan being used to represent Jack Ryan, nothing here jumps out as obviously wrong. It should keep the national media busy for years checking into all these inter-related cans of worms — except that the leftwing media establishment is part of the story. It has been instrumental in placing and keeping Obama in power by stampeding low-information herd voters in his direction. One day maybe we will learn what other coincidences link Obama to those in control of the MSM.
More info at The Obama Timeline.
On a tip from Dan.
Another preview from Britain of what we can expect after ObamaCare has been used to destroy our healthcare system and we are left with “single payer” socialized medicine:
A pregnant woman with appendicitis died after a trainee surgeon mistakenly removed one of her healthy ovaries, a tribunal heard.
Maria De Jesus, 32, underwent the operation at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Essex, after she was admitted with abdominal pains in October 2011. She died 19 days later after suffering a miscarriage.
Dr Yahya Al-Abed admitted he made a number of errors during the procedure, including removing her right ovary instead of her appendix.
It isn’t surprising that the doctor’s name is Yabba Dabba Doo or whatever instead of something English. Socialism has removed all the incentives that once motivated the British to go through the rigors of medical training. Consequently, doctors are imported, mainly from Muslim countries, where standards of competence are appropriate to a socialist system like the National Health Service.
Another effect of this phenomenon on Britain’s rich multicultural tapestry is that you sometimes see doctors attempting to blow up airports.
On a tip from B1bbet.
The last thing you want to do when dealing with Big Government is assume that it will be reasonable:
Maybe they aren’t totally insane after all. Why would the government settle for a 89¢ refill fee when it could collect a $525 fine? More important than this small windfall is that another American has been thrown out of work, advancing the evident objective of virtually every Obama domestic policy. Congrats, Democrats: you have one more government dependent to milk for votes — unless Mr. Lewis is wise to statism.
Via Young Conservatives, on a tip from Wiggins.
The most prolific serial killer in American history committed more murders than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacy, the Zodiac Killer, and Ted Bundy combined. Yet Kermit Gosnell is unknown to most people, despite his 30-year killing spree having ended only a few years ago. The liberals who control the mainstream flow of information regard abortion as a sacrament, and do not want to lift the lid on what happens even in “normal” abortion clinics, leave alone the abattoir at which Gosnell murdered thousands of postnatal babies by gruesome methods.
Were the media non-ideological, Gosnell would have dominated the headlines for months with his lurid crimes. As it is, few even recognize the name, because the press deliberately ignored the explosive story. Fortunately the countermoonbat filmmakers behind Frack Nation are working to address this situation:
They need only $2.1 million for the project. At this point, they have almost half that. If you would like to see this movie get made, contributions can be made here.
On a tip from Infidel Joe.
Bad news for the “mainstream” media. Authorities have caught the suspected Kansas City highway shooter, and he isn’t a Tea Partier in a Gadsden flag t-shirt. He isn’t even a white guy. Worse yet, it appears that like so many people who kill for the sake of sheer evil, he is a Muslim:
Mohammed Whitaker was charged with 18 felony counts related to 9 incidents. Charges included shooting into a motor vehicle and hitting a victim. More charges may be added, prosecutors said.
A series of at least 12 shootings started in early March. The latest shooting linked to the pattern occurred April 6. Three victims were wounded in the spree.
Most of the shootings occurred in Kansas City, with most in or near the Three Trails Crossing. Authorities said they knew of no motive, they believe Whitaker acted alone and that he had little criminal record.
Details have yet to come to light, but if they are serious about looking for a motive, their first clue is his first name.
Expect this to die in the news as quickly as the Beltway sniper attacks did when, despite official assurances that some white guy was to blame, the perpetrators turned out to be a pair of black Muslims.
On tips from JusttheTipHQ and R F.
George Orwell probably never would have written 1984 if he had realized that what he called oligarchical collectivists and we call Democrats would use it as an instruction manual. It might seem tyranny is intuitive to any brute, but the subtleties of coercing thought by subverting language are too sophisticated for even the most pointy-headed moonbats to come up with on their own — not that there is anything terribly refined about the ham-fisted “up is down” rhetoric excreted by Harry Reid.
Federal attempts to drive Cliven Bundy out of business and off his land — evidently so that Reid’s son can work with the ChiComs to make illicit profits with a “green energy” boondoggle — have failed for now. Federal agents had to slink off with their tails between their legs after settling for the sort of vandalism that usually precedes burning a house down in Westerns when the bad guys want someone off their own land. A frustrated Reid has resorted to denouncing the patriots who defended the Bundys from naked tyranny with a show of force as terrorists:
“Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “… I repeat: what went on up there was domestic terrorism.”
In stark contrast stand the righteous upholders of law and order, who repeatedly tasered Bundy’s son, threw his sister to the ground, shot his bulls, chased cattle with helicopters, tore up his fences, pointed sniper rifles at American citizens, trampled a sacred turtle burrow, et cetera.
Yet again Reid proves himself to be completely out of step with his constituents, whom he denounces rather than even pretending to represent. It doesn’t matter. As a Founding Father of oligarchical collectivism said, “The people who count the votes decide everything.” Guess who counts the votes in Nevada?
Update your Newspeak dictionaries. The word terrorist has now been redefined to mean “anyone who frustrates our rulers.” This is an improvement, because back when it meant “someone who has committed an act of terror,” the term was offensive to our government’s Muslim allies.
On tips from Mr. Mentalo and Jester.
As you might guess, considering that Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a barking moonbat who has no qualms about using deceptive ads to dupe conservatives into unwittingly supporting amnesty, Facebook has a decided leftward tilt. The company has displayed this yet again by censoring a post by Todd Starnes of Fox News.
The following text was declared to be a violation of Fakebook’s “community standards”:
“Rancher Bundy should’ve told the feds that those were Mexican cows – who came across the border illegally to seek better grazing opportunities. It was an act of love.”
Starnes tried to find out what part of his statement was such an aggregious thought crime as to warrant redaction, but was unable to pry a response out of the anonymous censors.
This isn’t his first offense:
I’ve been banished, blocked and censored for writing about Chick-fil-A, God, the Bible, Paula Deen, Cracker Barrel rocking chairs, sweet tea, Jesus, the Gaither Vocal Band, the Gideons, the National Rifle Association and June Bugs.
As Starnes points out,
Facebook has the right to censor — it’s their company. And while they may censor conservative and Christian postings, Facebook is quite welcoming and affirming to leftwing diatribes against Republicans, religion and the Tea Party. I just wish the folks at Facebook were a bit more tolerant — and diverse.
But Fakebook is plenty tolerant and diverse — provided you define both as meaning “devoted to moonbat ideology.”
Currently it is almost impossible for some of us to avoid Fakebook entirely, but no one should ever trust it or rely on it.
On a tip from Wiggins.