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Jun 07 2013

Open Thread

welfare nature

Via 2nd Amendment Hotties, on a tip from G. Fox.

63 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Bill T says:

    The Pentagon directed an Air Force Base to remove a video tribute to First Sergeants because it mentioned the word ‘God’ and might be offensive to atheists or Muslims.

  2. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Musloid World” 🙁

  3. IslandLifer says:

    FU O’Reilly. WTG Tommy Robinson! America better wake the hell up.

  4. IslandLifer says:

    “Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
    -Thomas Paine

  5. Bob Roberts says:

    Holder was the cleanup man?

    Attorney General Eric Holder pledged to the judges that the intelligence agencies would take steps to correct the problem as a condition of renewing the NSA’s surveillance program.
    The Justice Department publicly confirmed to the New York Times in April 2009 that Holder had taken “comprehensive steps” to correct a problem in NSA collection after it “detected issues that raised concerns.” But department officials declined to discuss details about what was described at the time as the “over-collection” of information.

  6. Bob Roberts says:

    Desperate to blame anyone but who’s responsible: OBAMA! So, of course, they blame BUSH!

    US Press Blames George W. Bush for Obama’s Unprecedented Eavesdropping.

    So our buddy Ron Fournier writes: “Welcome to the Bush-Obama White House — They’re Spying on Us.”

    Welcome to “the Bush-Obama Era…” Whose name is first in this story? Bush! And it’s not just Ron Fournier. It’s all over. F. Chuck Todd at NBC says this is all Bush’s fault. If Bush hadn’t been the guy that started this, Obama and Holder would not be doing it themselves. (I kid you not.) “Welcome to the era of Bush-Obama, a 16-year span of US history that will be remembered for an unprecedented erosion of civil liberties and a disregard for transparency.

    “On the war against a tactic — terrorism — and its insidious fallout, the United States could have skipped the 2008 election.” We coulda left Bush in, and everything would have been the same.

  7. Bob Roberts says:

    I wonder if there are similar orders for soldiers to NOT read Obama’s books and books by other left wing lunatics?

    Sommers’ troubles began last April when he was told to remove pro-Republican, anti-Obama bumper stickers that were on his privately owned car.

    During the summer months, Sommers came under fire for reading the works of Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and David Limbaugh.
    Sommers was reading Limbaugh’s “The Great Destroyer” backstage at a U.S. Army Band concert at the U.S. Capitol. A superior officer told him that he was causing “unit disruption” and was offending other soldiers.
    “I wasn’t reading aloud,” he said. “I was just reading privately to myself. I was told they were frowning on that and they warned me that I should not be reading literature like that backstage because it was offensive.”

  8. Ummah Gummah says:

    “On the war against a tactic — terrorism — and its insidious fallout, the United States could have skipped the 2008 election.” We coulda left Bush in, and everything would have been the same.

    IF ONLY! And no, things would not be the same, bad as they might be there’s no way that things would be as bad as they are now.


  9. Bob Roberts says:

    U.S. unemployment – the number they’re admitting, much lower than reality – ticked up to 7.6%

    And while we added 175,000 jobs in May, the bulk of the jobs added were low wage positions, temp agency jobs, etc., and manufacturing lost jobs. Employers are doing all they can to avoid the sting of Obamacare, which is having a devastating effect on the U.S. economy in general.

    “It’s not just jobs, it’s the kinds of jobs we’re creating,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Chicago-based Mesirow Financial Inc. “We need to see more broad-based and even growth in the economy to see better jobs return. We’re still relying too much on the part-time and contingent workforce.”

  10. Bob Roberts says:

    Looks like the GITMO detainees are determined to solve Obama’s GITMO problem for him.

    If they’ll all just starve themselves he can go ahead and keep his promise to close it down!

  11. Bob Roberts says:

    No wonder crime is so bad in Detroit!

    An FBI agent almost shot a Detroit cop on Wednesday at a gas station while filling up. It wasn’t the agent or the cop’s fault. It was the cop’s bosses, who came up with the lame brain idea to simulate a purse snatching and then invite a TV crew to film public reaction Detroit.

  12. Xavier says:

    Holder Equivocates When Asked If White House Is Spying On Congress

    Kirk: “Mr. Attorney General, I want to take you to the Verizon scandal and — which I understand takes us to possibly monitoring up to 120 million calls. You know, when government bureaucrats are sloppy, they’re usually really sloppy. Want to just ask, could you assure to us that no phone inside the Capitol were monitored of members of Congress that would give a future executive branch, if they started pulling this kind of thing off, would give them unique leverage over the legislature?”

    Holder: “With all due respect, Senator, I don’t think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss that issue. I’d be more than glad to come back in a — in an appropriate setting to discuss the issues that you have raised. But in this open forum I don’t . . .”

    Kirk: “I would interrupt you and say the correct answer would be say no, we stayed within our lane, and I’m assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.”. . .

    Mikulski: “We are going to stop here because this fully briefed is something that drives us up the wall.”

  13. IslandLifer says:

    2 Israeli Companies Hired by NSA To Bug US Telecommunications

  14. don't view if you just came from the grocery says:

    14 things you really don’t want to know about groceries:

  15. has anyone seen the reset button? says:

    Dear Leader Messiah will smite them with his laser like focus:

  16. dan says:

    IslandLifer says:
    June 8, 2013 at 3:50 am
    2 Israeli Companies Hired by NSA To Bug US Telecommunications
    one wonders if they might not be the same ‘dancing Israelis’ who were filming the Twin Towers on 9/11

  17. dan says:

    Male train drivers in Stockholm have circumvented a ban on wearing shorts in the summer by coming to work in skirts.
    Finally some Moonbattery that I can support….:)

  18. A. Levy says:

    In the “old days”, when the South was still an admirable place rather than just a new destination for yankee liberals, the unwritten rule was, “you don’t work, you don’t eat.” And they meant it. That rule is what started the massive black migration to the northeast, where Demoncrats were looking for ways to get more votes, ie. power. And, as they continue to do today, what better way to get votes than to buy them. And, the best way to buy those votes is, with other peoples money.

    That is basically what the welfare system is, a way to buy political support and keep political power. The fact that it has destroyed an entire race of people by addicting them to handouts means nothing to power-hungry politicians. That they have robbed a people of their self-respect, dignity, self-esteem, sense of self worth, etc. means nothing when compared to power.

  19. Time to Close Our Borders says:

    Can anyone one explain to me why be are obligated to feed, clothe, house and educate ILLEGAL border crossers? Why should I have to pay out of state tuition to a state university just a few miles over the state border from my house when a “illegal border crosser” gets the in-state rates?
    Why is it my obligation……I JUST don’t get it?

  20. food rationing in Venezuela says:

    What a glorious socialist utopia comrades:

  21. rhetorical questions are fun says:

    Wonder who the educated derelicts voted for:

  22. Courtesy of Shillary, Powers and Sobama says:

    Extremists setting up shop in Libya:

  23. they better not mess with the Messiah says:

    Doesn’t China recognize Dear Leader is the One:

  24. Eleanor in Hell says:

    I think that Thomas Paine quote was actually said, instead, by Frederick Douglass.

  25. IslandLifer says:

    Thanks Eleanor. Two sites listed Paine as the author but the rest Douglas. After reading Common Sense I did not see it in there. Credit to Douglas and excellent quote!

  26. Rich says:

    Unfair, Premature Trade Treaties..
    Open Borders Policy for how many Decades,
    bringing the USA up to 50 Million Illegal Aliens..
    Endless stream of new money pouring into the markets..
    etc etc etc etc etc
    There is enough blame to go around for the destruction
    of the USA – shall we begin with politicians, corporations, banks or maybe even each and everyone of us!!
    Anne Barnhardt: The men in this culture have been completely castrated and will just roll over, they
    have given up….someone can financially rape you
    and youll just shrug your shoulders and say there is nothing I can do about this……..

  27. Bill T says:

    They want to take her to the Detroit Zoo and live the rest of her life there.

  28. wingmann says:

    Is it any wonder that”We The People”can do the job better than the goobermint?

  29. dear leader messiah has a laser like intellect says:

    “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch, but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution, due process, and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.” – Barack O

  30. Vic Kelley says:

    I love that sign. Wish it would fit on a bumper sticker.

  31. dedicated to low informationistas says:

    Shut Up Be Happy by Jello Biafra

    We interrupt this program with a special bulletin:

    America is now under martial law.
    All constitutional rights have been suspended.
    Stay in your homes.
    Do not attempt to contact loved ones, insurance agents or attorneys.
    Shut up be happy.
    Do not attempt to think or depression may occur.
    Stay in your homes.
    Curfew is at 7 PM sharp after work.
    Anyone caught outside the gates of their subdivision sector after curfew
    will be shot.
    Remain calm, do not panic.
    Your neighborhood watch officer will be by to collect urine samples in
    the morning.
    Anyone caught intefering with the collection of urine samples will be
    Stay in your homes, remain calm.
    The number one enemy of progress is questions.
    National security is more important than individual will.
    All sports broadcasts will proceed as normal.
    No more than two people may gather anywhere without promission.
    Use only the drugs proscribed by your boss or supervisor.
    Shut up, be happy.
    Obey all orders without question.
    The comfort you demanded is now mandatory.
    Be happy.
    At last everything is done for you.

  32. dedicated to low informationistas says:

    hehe it is without permission. While searching for the lyrics I realized how mongotarded people have become in this rainbow collective with Marshall law (a Marshall pan for America?), urine examples, drugs described, conformnent demandatory etc…

  33. berlet98 says:

    Kathleen Sebellius and Her Perverted HHS

    America’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declares its mission as “the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.”
    Guided in that admirable goal by the same woman, Secretary Kathleen Sebellius, who fully supports abortion rights under the assumption that terminating the lives of pre-born babies does not adversely affect their health, the same woman who callously tried to deny 10 year olds the right to simply get on the adult list for life-saving lung transplants since “Someone lives and someone dies,” the HHS might seem to be just another heartless, bureaucratic governmental agency–which is as far from the truth as thinking the IRS is an insidious instrument of Obamian corruption.

    Remember, now, the HHS is our “government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves” and who is in more need of assistance than young girls aged 10 to 16?

    Granted, those can be treacherous years for girls but are they really in desperate need of information on homosexuality, anal sex, mutual masturbation, birth control, condoms, and “emergency contraception,” a euphemism for early abortion?

    Ms. Sebellius’ Health and Human Services apparently think so. . . . (Read more at

  34. Bob Roberts says:

    New York boy, 10, grabs intruder’s gun, chases armed robbers away.

    And that’s not all!

    Louisiana homeowner fatally shoots armed home intruder

    Two armed men kicked open the front door or a Lafayette, La., home early Wednesday morning and were greeted by a homeowner who opened fire, killing one of the suspects

    They get it in Texas!

    The northwest Houston community of Oak Forest is the first neighborhood in the country being trained and equipped by the Armed Citizen Project, a Houston nonprofit that is giving away free shotguns to single women and residents of neighborhoods with high crime rates.

    While many cities have tried gun buy-backs and other tactics in the ongoing national debate on gun control, the nonprofit and its supporters say gun giveaways to responsible owners are actually a better way to deter crime. The organization, which plans to offer training classes in Dallas, San Antonio, and Tucson, Ariz., in the next few weeks, is working to expand its giveaways to 15 cities by the end of the year, including Chicago and New York.

    Of course if they tried doing this in CA our legislature would probably find some reason to criminalize it, if they haven’t already!

  35. Bob Roberts says:

    dedicated to low informationistas says: June 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Shut Up Be Happy by Jello Biafra
    Pity the party he worked so hard to put into power is the one making this come true.

  36. Bob Roberts says:

    BTW for those following the Santa Monica nonsense, the shooter has been identified, unofficially, as John Zawahri. Apparently he had some mental problems in the past and was angry over his parents’ divorce. Was he on the same medications as other recent violent nutcases?

  37. Bob Roberts says:

    You know, the big question is this: With all this spying on American citizens, which unfortunately included the Boston Bombers, apparently, they still missed it? All that money, time & effort and they still missed it? Probably because their focus was on destroying the Tea Party, who they saw as a primary threat, and the Republicans.

  38. Bob Roberts says:

    Who does she remind you of?

    She reminds me, just a little mind you, of Breshnev.

    And back to our dishonest government:

    FISA orders can range from inquiries about specific people to a broad sweep for intelligence, like logs of certain search terms, lawyers who work with the orders said. There were 1,856 such requests last year, an increase of 6 percent from the year before.

    It would be interesting to see how those requests correlate with efforts against conservatives, the Tea Party, Republicans…

  39. Bob Roberts says:

    IDIOTS AT WORK: The San Onofre nuclear plant nearby is being permanently retired. It generated about 17% of SoCal Edison’s total output and the state was already struggling to meet peak demands even with it. The ridiculous issues that are being raised is that it was not even built to the same standards for earthquakes and tsunamis as the Fukushima reactors – that’s because they were on a subduction fault system which produces quakes two orders of magnitude greater than anything near San Onofre, and the ocean bottom topography here does not allow for the generation of tsunamis like those seen in Japan and elsewhere after the Boxing Day quake in Indonesia. So even more jobs are going to be lost, things are going to get tougher here in “the golden state” which is rapidly losing it’s luster.

  40. the only transparency is your information serf says:

    @Bob Jello is a libtard?

  41. quotes keep on rockin' says:

    “When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.'” — Theodore Roosevelt

  42. Crawling Kingsnake says:

    China doesn’t want to miss out on the backdoor action:

  43. dan says:

    couldn’t have said it better :
    The righteous momentum against IRS arrogance creates an opportunity for righting a 100–year-old wrong. This past February 3rd marked exactly one century since the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving Congress the “power to lay and collect taxes on incomes.” This disastrous decision ultimately reversed the positions of servant and master between America’s citizens and their federal government.Mark Baisley

  44. Crawling Kingsnake says:

    @Bob Never fear we have algae blooms, unicorn flatulence and the fading glow from dear leader’s halo to power the rainbow utopia.

  45. Lamont Cranston says:

    @Dan an interesting page by someone they are trying to shut down with IRS harassment:

  46. Bob Roberts says:

    Here is a nice quote from RED STATE – the setup is that story that ran here as well about the Oregon woman who phoned that someone was going to break into her house and she was told the police decided not to respond to emergency calls on nights & weekends.

    In reality, situations like this are a direct result of years of liberal politics. The logging industry in Oregon has been devastated by restrictions imposed by left-wing environmentalists. And for what? To protect some silly birds. The result is that the policies have been costing jobs and damaging the local economies in many areas.

    Naturally, tax revenues declined along with the sagging economy. Now, it is bad enough that so many people do not connect the dots between liberal policies and the resulting problems, but why is it that whenever cuts have to be made, they are never to food stamp and welfare programs, never to government employees in non-critical areas. Oh, no, the first people to be targeted for layoffs are the very people who should be the last ones cut: law enforcement.

    Even worse, in response to the horrible rape of a young woman, the liberal Democrats who’ve run the state for decades react with the same response they have for every problem…you guessed it, raising taxes.

    Here in San Diego even our “Republican” mayor, being told he could not raise taxes, would threaten cuts on vital services before cutting the fat from the budget, before cutting bennies to illegal aliens, for instance.

  47. FreedomByTheBlade says:

    So called “Farm Bill” 955 Billion in spending, 760 Billion of it goes directly to foodstamps. Why not call it a foodstamp bill?

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