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I don’t know about any one else but personally I’m exhausted.  I’m tired of new allegations, new developments, new assertions concerning the lack of integrity, honor, truthfulness and honesty of the current crop of liars, criminals and degenerates inhabiting the halls of government today.  As if for the past 5 years this hasn’t been apparent to those of us who’ve eschewed the “zombie” press, recognizing it as the propaganda arm of the democratic party.  Most of us who recognized long ago that objectivity and journalism have long since parted ways, believe little that is said by those who have been supposedly trained as “objective observers” and are instead news makers instead of news reporters.  I’ve often blogged about this state of affairs so no need to beat that dead horse (PETA, it’s just an expression, go back to hassling the farmers who feed you).

We’ve been inundated with scandals since the 2nd coronation of his majesty obama the inept.  In his first term we had:

Fast and Furious

Black Panther-gate

Vacation-gate

and other smaller missteps that can be attributed to an lack of engagement by this president.  He is simply not connected to the “little people”.  Elitists have that problem almost universally, but this character and his cabal have taken it to new and dizzying heights.

Now, however, well into his second era, not only does the emperor not have any clothes on he doesn’t have any underwear on as well.  This has taken his actions and attitudes from insulting to embarrassing.  Even Europe has become disenchanted with the secular “messiah”.  We have become fatigued by wave after wave of scandal. If I was a conspiracy theorist I might postulate that all of these scandals have been revealed to desensitize us to to the lack of lawfulness that the administration is planning to unveil before this term ends.  Someone, a congressman (not person, this one is male) from New York has already introduced a bill to void the 22nd amendment. You know, the one that limits presidents to two consecutive terms.

Quickly lets run through the scandals flying in the wind at the moment: Hat tip

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies:  Pro Israel groups and groups with the words “Tea Party, Patriot, Conservative in their names and this was BEFORE the election
2. Benghazi: At the very least there are a multitude of question with this one.
Why wasn’t the mission there protected?
What were our ambassador and CIA operatives doing there ?
Who was in charge during the incident and who gave the stand down order?
Where and what was the president doing throughout the attack?
3. Watching the AP:  Since when does the government have the right to simply scoop up information on citizens without a warrant?
4. Rosengate:  James Rosen (Fox news) identified in a complaint as a criminal. His emails and phones monitored as well as his families.
5. Potential Holder perjury I: Holder signed off on the affidavit on Rosen (see above) but told a Congressional committee under oath ” he had never been associated with ‘potential prosecution’ of a journalist for perjury.”
6. Potential Holder Perjury II: A left over scandal from the emperors 1st term AG Holder testified that he had only recently (May 2012)  learned about Fast and Furious but there is a good deal of solid evidence that he knew about it much before.
7. Sebelius demands payment: Fraud and abuse of her office, involves Health and Human Service Sec. Kathleen Sebelius who apparently was busy shaking down companies for donations.  These of course were companies the department might regulate. She would supposedly use said money to sign up the uninsured to obamacare.
8. The Pigford scandal: Over at the Ag Department reparations were paid to those who supposedly were discriminated against (black farmers) but morphed into a billion dollar debacle where thousands of minority and female farmers who weren’t discriminated against received payments as well. Yep, B as in billion.
9. GSA gone wild: This is the just the tip of the iceberg in DC.  What no one is saying but is in the back of most Americans minds is how many other Departments have done worse.  Outrageous conventions, millions of dollars wasted, bad behavior. What do we have to do to get the adults back in charge in government?

Which brings me to the impetus of my writing this morning.  Pay close attention, it involves some circular thought.

Bob Menendez is a senator from New York (of course).  It was reported that he would visit Dominican Republic to have sex with underaged women.  Some women came forward with that claim, then they said someone paid them to make the claim.  Menendez went to the Dominican Republic with a wealthy donor Dr. Melgen.  It was reported that Menendez was intervened with the government here and in the Dominican Republic when Meglen was facing issues here and there.  Now the FBI is on the case looking for those responsible for “faking the sex story”.  What about the abuse of power and being in the pocket of a wealthy donor?  Nothing out of the ordinary here, move along nothing to see. 

While I realize that waste, fraud and abuse are endemic to Washington DC, I am frustrated that no one seems to care that the FBI and CIA are being used by politicians to escape justice and punish those they disagree with.  They are being used to target “enemies” of the president or those who vocally don’t agree with the present administrations goals and aspirations. They have morphed, in fact, to a  “non military-army” along with agents of the IRS, Treasury, EPA, NSA, TSA and ICE.  These are part of the presidents Civilian Militia.  Who are the other people he has in mind for his “Civilian police force,” where will they come from and who will they be? Who will they report to and what will be their authority? I think we are beginning to see just what he had in mind.
Ben Franklin once said “Those who would give up essential liberties to purchase a little temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” But who pays attention to old dead white guys now a days?

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Scott Pelley made a speech at Quinnipiac University  in which he said “We are getting big stories wrong over and over again.”

He later went on to say, “Twitter, Facebook and Readit, that’s not journalism. That’s gossip. Journalism was invented as an antidote to gossip.”

Unfortunately for us, Mr Pelley journalists have abdicated their responsibilities to cover a story by presenting the facts of that story.  They have become advocates for organizations, agendas and politicians.  Don’t believe me, let’s  visit a few of the more egregious examples.

Benghazi:  This was a whole pile of bad. From beginning to end, from stem to stern. If this had happened under any other president someone would have been forced to resign and others would have gone to jail.

Vacationgate:  Formerly journalists would have embarrassed those involved into apologizing or at least ceasing and desisting.

Mass Murder Gosnell: No matter what their feeling about abortion, journalists in the 60’s and 70’s would have covered the heck out of this trial.  None of this “it’s just a local trial” nonsense.

Fast and Furious: This would have scuttled any other previous administration.  Those in charge would have been incarcerated.

Birth certificate/Social Security Number issues:  Any other politician would have been forced to explain the irregularities.  They would have been forced to provide actually copies of the forms and if they couldn’t they wouldn’t be candidates long.

Voter fraud:  How many times did people vote to assure this man’s victory.  Past journalist would have been chasing a Pulitzer.  Of course that was when getting one meant you did an awesome job researching and reporting. Now it just means you’ve articulated the administrations talking points succinctly.

So pardon us if we don’t believe you.  Pardon us if we don’t assume that law abiding citizens who’ve never engaged in terroristic activities are behind the latest disaster.  Excuse us if we don’t believe that “some white guy with a gun” is always the shooter or that a “Tea Party Extremist” is to blame.  Since there have not been issues like that at Tea Party/ Conservative  or Libertarian rallies we would point you in the direction of your Occupy Wall Street, Code Pink, Moveon.com, New Black Panther fellow tin foil hat wearing compatriots.

Since you in the media can’t be trusted to be objective, we have to get our news from other places.  Your integrity has been shredded, your lack of honesty highlighted and your agenda posted on the national billboard of the internet.  We are tired of being lied to, being castigated, being manipulated and more than that being insulted.  Most of us know we are not the problem.  We know we do not think or believe what you claim we do and because of that we are suspicious of what you claim others think or believe.  We are insulted that you think we are so stupid, so naive and so ignorant that we can’t figure things out for ourselves. That we have to be spoon fed watered down, spun, barely recognizable facts instead of being given the actual facts and being allowed to decide for ourselves.

But you’re right Mr. Pelley.  Your house is burning down.  But there is no one who cares and even less who would bother to bring a bucket complete with hole.   Good luck with that.

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Well I watched some of the testimony yesterday.  What I saw was at times riveting and at time bat crap crazy irritating.

Mr. Hicks of course was riveting, as was Mr. Gowdy.  The latter’s substantive questions of the former were the highlight of the day for me.  Mr. Chaffez from Utah was also compelling.  It was obvious that he was frustrated by the lies and CYA moves of those involved within the administration and State Department and that he was tired of having to ask the same questions over and over again as well as dealing with the nonsense from the other side of the aisle.

Mr. Hicks in an obviously emotionally draining testimony answered the questions with a stoic demeanor.  He was interrupted by Democrats who wanted copies of the email, or who wanted to make a point or cast aspersions about his character or his patriotism because he’s willing to call a liar, a liar no matter who it is.  The most appalling comment came from the Representative of the “People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland“, Cummings , who made a ridiculous and obscene statement yesterday during the hearing.  I guess we should tell those whose  ancestors lost their lives frighting for civil rights that, hey, wasn’t a big deal….”death is a part of life.”  How about the families of those killed last year in Chicago or Tryvon Martins family?  How about those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombing?  When does it stop being “a part of life” and become murder. Hey lawyers, new defense,  death is a part of life so you can’t really charge someone with murder, you can just use that statement as your whole defense.  Call it the “Cummings idiocy.”

Then there is the “What difference does it make” and “Benghazi was a long time ago” and ” we won’t learn anything new” cadre of sycophants.  Well we did learn some new things, murder has no statute of limitations and it makes a world of difference to the folks who lost their loved ones as well as those who have to depend on the State Department to keep them out of harms way.  The truth always makes a difference.  Always.

Some interesting things that weren’t addressed yesterday are:

Where is General Ham?  Why was he relieved of command? When?

Where is Rear Admiral Gauoette?  Why has he not been interviewed? When was he relieved of command and why?  Exactly.  I want to know exactly what he did.

When senior members of the military are relieved of their commands at the height of a crisis, the American public deserve to know why.  Did they refuse to follow an illegal, unethical, immoral order?  For example did they refuse to stand down when Americans were being tortured and murdered?  Did they call into questions the motives of those in authority?  Did they suggest that the administration was covering up behavior that wasn’t above board?  Did they understand that more was going on besides the attack, like perhaps gun running into Syria as long ago as 2012 or before?

These are things the lame scream media was supposed to be reporting on.  This is the kind of story real reporters (Woodward and Bernstein come to mind) used to report on.  Of course today with few exceptions journalists CAN’T do this kind of journalism. They weren’t taught how to really research or report objectively on anything.  They were taught to spin the news, propagandize the news and dismiss anything that didn’t fit the meme. Today news rooms are populated with advocates not journalists, teenagers not adults.

Could someone find the adults in America and ask them to call home?  The tweeners are peeing in the pool, the teenagers have set fire to the couch and the babies are smearing poop on the walls and the crib.  The toddlers and kids are hiding under the sink and the baby sitter has died.

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25 ¶And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Luke 21:25-26

We have arrived, I think.  Of course we probably arrived some time ago but I didn’t want to believe it.  I wanted life to go on as it had.  I wanted my children and grandchildren to able to live and love and grow and achieve as I did before them.  This I’m afraid is not to be.  Americans assured that when they allowed the destroyer access to their country.  They allowed it when they forsook the God that was present at the birth of the nation to be ejected from schools and public buildings.  They allowed it when they made heroes out of bandits and criminals. They allowed it when they cast morality into the gutter and threw common sense in afterward.

Now we know that the current administration not only knew but covered up what they knew.  They left 4 Americans to die.  They refused to access the many assets that were available to them.  They stood by while our embassy was attacked, it’s people murdered and did nothing.  And then they lied.  So the question arises, what else have they lied about?

In other times, in other administrations, in other situations the president would have been impeached over the mess that is Benghazi.  The vice president would have been forced to resign and people would have gone to jail.  This will probably not happen, unless we want a race war because like it or not this is now all about race.  The paradigm has shifted and this is what we have to live with in the future. It is the only thing that has kept this president in office so far.  One can’t disagree with him, that’s racist. One can’t point out obvious problems with his agenda, that’s racist. One can’t suggest that he’s incompetent, inept and dangerous……..you guessed it, racist.  One can’t point out the our large cities with minority mayors are verging on bankruptcy, that is also racist.  One can’t make any improvements because one can’t talk about the real issues and real problems because …..yeah you know.

How is it that barely 12 % of the US population demands half the jobs, 80% of the resources and sucks up 90% of people’s time and energy.  There are special school programs, set asides, lobbyists, government subsidies for schools, for homes, for businesses.  There were roughly 4 times the white workers in government jobs in 2008 than black workers but they are only 12 % of the population, so they are over represented in the public sector by at least 7 times.  We don’t even want to go into a discussion of the mess affirmative action has made out of education but here’s  some facts from ACT to consider. In Michigan they gathered data to show college readiness by race, 64% of white students, 38% of Hispanic students, 71 % of Asian students as opposed to 25% of Black students are considered ready for college in english, the rest of the numbers for Algebra, Biology and Social studies tells a similar story, sadly. Not only are black students not ready for college they are being admitted to college over those who are obviously more competent .  So instead of business leaders, finance professionals, professors and others that should have been turned out of our higher education entities we have people who were only admitted due to their skin tone.

Lest the racist moniker come out now, be well aware that I believe that the person with the best score, the most experience, the better resume get’s the job, the spot in college or the trophy on Dancing with the Stars.  Skin color, ethnicity, political leanings or lifestyle choices shouldn’t be considered. Apparently that is not  the case anymore.

It is because of this disconnect,  I believe, incompetents have taken over the government.  They are making decisions that will eventually, if not stopped, lead disaster. As we’ve seen in Benghazi, the military will do whatever it is that their superiors tell them to do.  Military folks have already had basic human rights removed from them, they can’t share their religion, they will now have their work areas scrutinized for “offensive to women” stuff?  Really?  We have no other more important things to worry about.  No, we’re playing societal roulette with people who use guns.  I would have in the past said that the American soldier would never fire on his fellow citizens, I don’t believe that anymore.  They will shoot whomever the government chooses as a foe.  I should have realized that after Waco but I didn’t or maybe I couldn’t.  I do now.

So yes, I distrust the government, I distrust the administration, I distrust the military and I distrust the police.  The president and the organization that the pilot of the Benghazi drone “can’t mention” don’t have to tap my phone or hack my computer.  I believe there is a tyrannical regime in power in the United States today.  I believe they seek to take away the rights guaranteed to me by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  No matter how much Shelia Jackson Lee tries to rewrite either document, I have already read both and have committed to memory those rights.  So now there is only one group I trust and that’s my family. And yes we all need more bullets, more guns, torches and pitchforks, we need to be prepared and ever watchful and we need to remember who it is we’re dealing with.

18 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always lest ye enter into temptation; for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. 3 Nephi 18:18

I know that this verse is true.  I have seen it often enough in the last 10 years.  This is where we are folks. We’ve been warned. We now get to reap the whirlwind.

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We’ve been asked that question twice in the last year.  First by Hillary Clinton then Secretary of State when she testified about the events preceding and including the Benghzi debacle.  Now from one of the most vociferous mouthpieces of the current administration MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, other wise known to many as the Tingler (for the tingles running up and down his leg every time his messiah speaks).  One wonders if these people work hard at ignoring reality or if they are just blessed to be completely removed from it.

What difference does it make Chrissy?  What difference does the motive have to do with the action?  Well first it speaks to intent, which even without a law degree I know impacts on what the law can charge one with.  Without intent to harm the perpetrator will not normally be charged with 1st degree murder (in this case).  If it were not intended, if for example it was a crime of passion or a belief of intended harm or to save the lives of others, there are many levels of crime one could be charged with, 2nd degree murder, manslaughter or death in self defense.  Second it speaks to whether or not the person acted alone, were they a part of a plot or as in this case a terrorist organization.

Then there is the method of the crime?  Was it done to kill just one person or was it designed to do a lot of damage and kill a lot of people and promote chaos?  Were they planning to deprive Americans of their rights and privileges under the Constitution?  It seems that even if they didn’t plan on that they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.  We had “body armor wearing, true automatic weapon bearing, special units” clearing people out of their houses at gun point (for their own protection).  We had the Mayor and Governor of MA telling people to cower in place.  Then amazingly they find the suspect in a neighborhood, hiding in a garage they’d already searched, lying in a boat waiting for the cover of darkness to get away.  What would have happened to that family once the special units and their guns went away?  Would the killer break into the home, kill the “Americans” and steal what money, jewelery they had and their car and drive off into the night to be protected and sheltered buy another group of anti-American traitors who have lived off the American dream all the while waiting for a chance to steal our wealth and turn us into just another 3rd world hell hole with slaves who appease, martyrs who refuse to accede and women (who meet both categories).

Why is their motive important? Why is the Tea Party’s motive important, why is the Koch brothers’ motive important, or Ran Paul’s or any other mainstream group on the right? We’re not supposed to look at the motives on the left  or on any group the left feels free to protect.  We are supposed to look at any group who oppose them however.  The Tea Party folks are dangerous we’re told by the Matthews of the left. They’re radicals, they’re deranged, they’re Dangerous.  However which group is it that has attached to it people who have already demonstrated their willingness to bomb, harm, destroy innocent people in order to make their point?  Which party hosts those who think it appropriate to destroy private property, siphon off the profits of those who produce and give them to those who refuse to do so?  Which party is the party that celebrates death, that thinks if someone disagrees with you that the appropriate response is to kill you or to slander you by saying you want to kill them?

Reasonable people don’t act this way.  Reasonable people can discuss even disagree without coming to blows or slander or hyperbole or worse.  We used to be a country of reasonable people until the “feelings” group got into power.  They don’t govern by laws and common sense, they govern by “fairness” and “equality” as long as that equality diminishes their enemies.  It’s like watching Middle Schoolers given any power whatsoever.  Leave the classroom for more than a minute and rival countries will form, they’ll be wars and rumors of wars, alliances will be made and broken, bribery, larceny and anarchy will reign because these people have not yet learned to control themselves. Their world revolves around what they want, what they think, what they “need”.

Some of those in power never left middle school.  They pose and preen and pout.  They are naive but also sly.  Throwing folks under the bus is nothing to these people and they have a single minded focus on “what they want” uninterested in the consequences unintended or intended.  They have the power and they are going to use it to squash those who would stand in their way.  While most actual middle schoolers do not understand the true uses of power the ones in government do know and are willing to do almost anything, some will do anything, to remain in power. If that means destroying the economy of the US, if that means allowing jihadist to create chaos and anarchy, if that means collateral damage, well can’t make an Omelette without braking eggs and those people wouldn’t have fit in with the new order anyway so it’s good they’re gone.  That’s what life is like in your average Middle School.  If you don’t remember you were probably on the side with the power-brokers and their cabal. Welcome then to the Middle School the rest of us endured.

It wasn’t fun then, it’s not fun now.  Too bad we can’t leave our children and grandchildren better.  They deserved better. But hey “free love, peace and rock and roll” are the all important memes of the day……oh yes, I forgot your cup of soul, rap and selfishness.”    My bad.

And yes little Chrissy it does make a difference, intention makes all the difference in the world.

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