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NOT SO MUCH

I can't wait for Bibi Netanyahu to speak before the Congress. But in the mean time, I want to remind as many as may listen that the Department of Homeland Security will staff every important position that needs to be staffed. Only the Congress and occasionally the President can reassign important people to NOT fill their jobs. There is legislation, already in place, which demands that funding necessary to vital American interests will be made up, as long as the Congress eventually funds the program.

Life is not always as it seems, and the image we are presented with does not always jibe with the truth. Our leaders break the law every day, and we are threatened with jail to keep us from doing the same. But we are better than they, and we will persevere, God willing, even in the face of their wickedness and greed.

Even so, the Democrats are out, once again, threatening Götterdämmerung, if the President doesn't get his way, breaking the Constitution, once again. To be blunt, the President's and Democrats' threat is a lie. It's as big a lie as "illegal people are not illegal."

Only non-essential people get a vacation. They aren't laid off, they aren't furloughed, they aren't fired. The only thing that happens is that the check will come later. And in any case, if you are a government worker and you DON'T have an emergency fund, you are officially stupid.

Now, I am someone who did not like the creation of the Dept. of Homeland Security - I thought the FBI was enough, if they shared with the CIA. You know I was not for the second Iraq War, or even the Afghanistan War, but at least W was strong and we didn't look weak. Still, I wouldn't mind if the DHS went away altogether.

As a Conservatarian, I was also against giving big banks anything but FDIC coverage. I was totally against the laxity of our borders. I was equally unhappy with loosening of the welfare qualifications. The vilification of Israel by Harry Reid and the President was just plain wrong. Of course there was also Obamacare, over which I have also lost a substantial (for me) amount of money. So, as you already know, my stocking has been empty for many years.

The really creepy thing about all of this "end of the world politics" is that the President, just like the Democrats in the Senate, are the ones at fault - this time, blocking the DHS funding. And this time, it's not the Republicans fault, Senate Leader McConnell's actions to the contrary. Maybe Netanyahu's speech will put some starch in the shirts of the Senate.
 


 

IT'S THE CIRCLE OF ICE

Two things are undeniably true:

  1. It takes little or no energy to move a temperature downward (a corollary - it can take as much as 2x the energy to push a cold temperature higher than it does at moderate temperatures)
  2. The government (our beloved goomba-in-chief) has been systematically rejecting lower temperature readings, especially in Januaries past.

"Who could imagine that they would freak out in Washington, DC?" All the government needs to tell its lies is a little TIME.

To a scientist, interested in accurate numbers, this is a frightening thing. But even more frightening is that honest scientists are being threatened by Obama "true believers." I personally know of two professors in the DC area that were told to "cool it, on the anti-Global Warming thing," or their research budgets would be pulled. They are physicists, btw, who, along with others, have proven, mathematically, that if all the frozen water on Earth were to melt, it would only increase the level of the seas by an average of a few feet. The math was undertaken at the request of a famous movie reviewer and the results may be found in the side notes of the Digital version of Kevin Costner's fun, end of the world flick, Waterworld.

The only thing that's going to stop this sort of blatant idiocy is a change of administrations and an addition of 15 conservative Senators.
 


 

COWARDICE, LUNACY, AND FEAR

Most days and most times, the cowardice of others can either be ameliorated or, at the very least, avoided. But these are not those days.

Nevertheless, Machiavelli would have recognized these days that we all, currently, share-

"Men have less scruple in offending one who is beloved than one who is feared, for love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails."

Niccolo Machiavelli - "..fear insures voluntary enslavement when moral obligation (caritas) fails.."

Looking at the United States Congress, Democrats and Republicans, we see that cowardice fear instills and the perverted loyalty that it causes. The fear of being left out of the "big deal," or being suppressed by a murderous-minded president, or being murdered, period, keep Democrats in line. The fear of offending the leaders, who control billions of dollars in private money necessary to re-election, keep the Republicans in line.

Only a very few lawmakers (most from South Carolina) are brave enough to speak of the evil that our current President represents. But in truth, they will tell you that they are not that brave. They're doing what they were elected to do. Yet, because so many legislators are so cowardly, so afraid of confrontation, the hope for impeachment of an easily provable psychotic is currently impossible.

Is there any hope, or is America facing a self-created "End of Days?" America cannot remain America if she is subjected to even another six months of this certifiably crazy person, who flagrantly brags that his imaginary world is not only real, but berates others who do not own their own unicorn!

But, as a friend of The Almighty, I know for a fact that "wonders never cease." Yes. It would be a miracle if only a few Democrats joined with the Republican majority and convict upon impeachment this major loon in the White House. But if not, the republic is finished, and the Fascist Empire will have begun.

Let us pray for a miracle..
 


 

BAD MATH IS NO ARGUMENT TO KEEP A COLLEGE OPEN

(February 17, 2015) You're going to hear about a Feb 16 rally in Columbia to which showed up over a thousand people. The actual number is closer to 600. How do I know that? I was there. Here's a picture taken by Tracy Glantz, professional photographer for The State - the comments are mine. Notice the crowd numbers about 600 or so people. Also notice the very expensive professionally printed signs. Somebody paid for those, too. Guess who? Sure, the NAACP threw the party, but follow the money.

We had to pass by the group in order to get to the church across the street. I knew immediately that it was a group from SC State, huffing and puffing and trying to intimidate legislators who want to shut down the bankrupt school.

If there ever were a poster-school for mismanagement, alleged corruption, and outright foolishness, it is SC State. And there are many stories of millions of dollars just disappearing,in and around the school. Whatever happened to the tons of dollars given to SC State to build the Jim Clyburn School of Something or Other? There's no building either. But SOMEBODIES have the money.

And somebody, PLEASE explain this:

These are Orangeburg District 5 Public School Buses - four of them. They are paid for and run with your tax dollars. Why are they being used to ship in protesters? Is this not a clear misappropriation of public school district tax money?

But then, again, it IS Orangeburg, isn't it? - a place where tax money disappears as regularly as school days.

Up until two years ago, I was solidly in SC State's corner. Hell, I used to guest-lecture at SCSU (for free, by the way). But things have surfaced about favoritism to certain "friends" of the college in the letting of contract. This cannot stand, and I will not support it.

If the race baiters yell "racism" again, will the legislature, which is not known for consistently doing the right thing, be able to take a strong stand against these pathetic bankrupt thieves? In the mean time, let's let the school buses speak for themselves.
 


 

WHY PETER WALLISON IS RIGHT AND OBAMA'S SYCOPHANTS ARE CRAZY

(February 9, 2015) Peter J. Wallison is one of those wizards who functions on a level of such rarefied air in which most of us would faint. Four-and-a-half years ago, he predicted that Dodd-Frank would create the same problem it was created to prevent - another pathetic progressive/liberal financial mistake, made possible by voters who were more greedy than patriotic. And it IS coming to pass.

Four years later, Dodd-Frank's pernicious effects have shown that the law's critics were, if anything, too kind. Dodd-Frank has already overwhelmed the regulatory system, stifled the financial industry and impaired economic growth.

According to the law firm Davis, Polk & Wardell's progress report, Dodd-Frank is severely taxing the regulatory agencies that are supposed to implement it. As of July 18, only 208 of the 398 regulations required by the act have been finalized, and more than 45% of congressional deadlines have been missed.

Finish reading the article, here.
 


 

NUTS

(February 6, 2015) I haven't written anything new, for two reasons, 1. I've been sick (RSV) and it's all I can do to get up and teach class, and, 2. What I wrote for the 31st is so undeniably true and effects almost every thing every American does, it ought to stay up a long time so that everyone can let it soak in. I will say that I'm not the only serious journalist who has posited this idea in a serious fashion. But I'm hoping that famous, serious journalists will also acknowledge that Obama is a sick puppy and needs to be retired.

(January 31, 2015) Either Barack Obama is clinically insane or he is a cheesy Gothic Villain.

I'd like to believe that he's just a cheesy Gothic Villain, chuckling madly over pissing off the GOP. But, don't be so quick to pooh-pooh the clinically insane categorization. If you look at the DSM-IV definition of "Psychosis," which can easily qualify for a legal definition of "Insane," this is what you get:

psy·cho·sis
sigh'koe-sis/
 
noun: psychosis; plural noun: psychoses
   a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.

Honestly, doesn't that definition ring a bell about the actions of the President, since Nov. of 2014?

The President is oblivious to at least six different and important occurrences in the world which he has said DOES NOT EXIST. That's nuts!
 


 

NOT MUCH TO SAY EXCEPT
THAT I HATE IT THAT DR. TOWNES IS DEAD. HE WAS A GREAT INTELLECT AND A DEDICATED, AUTHENTIC SCIENTIST IN A WORLD WHICH HAS ALMOST FORGOTTEN THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD.


 


 

GOING OVER TO THE COUCH, NOW

(January 24, 2015) What's the difference between Glozell Green and Kingfish Stevens? Both are funny and poke fun at dumb people. Both characters are ignorant but pretend to an unreachable level of sophistication. And, yes, both are video superpowers.


Glozell Green


George Kingfish Stevens (Tim Moore)

The only discernable difference between the lady with power-green lipstick and the completely batty leader of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, is that the NAACP doesn't like the Kingfish. They think the image he portrays is racist. Frankly, there is something seriously wrong with the once-important civil rights organization, but we've all known that since the late 80's.

Funny is funny. Minstrel shows are not funny. Racist cartoons are not funny. But well-scripted, well-acted situation comedies are not racist, just because the entire cast is African American. Some of the funniest moments on film are episodes of Amos 'n' Andy. And, as far as the characters being caricatures, Google Glozell Green.
 


 

DSM-V - "CHALLENGING AUTHORITY IS A MENTAL ILLNESS"

(January 21, 2014) From the same people who unilaterally declared that homosexuality was a normative behavior, comes the declaration that questioning authority is a mental illness. The DSM-V makes the preposterous assumption that disagreeing, or even being disagreeable is somehow insane.

If this were being proffered under a different, non-poisonous administration, the concept would be instantly rejected. Not so, today. It is entirely possible that this lunacy will actually find its way into the official, once trusted authority, publication.


 


 

SKIPPING THE SPEECH..

(January 20, 2014) You're going to hear, Tuesday night, about how much better the economy is. It's not. They are counting only the GDP the major part of which is the stock market. (Yes, we explained all this before.) Tuesday, the word will have already gone out to the big banks market units to make the markets go up. They will. (UPDATE: As of 2:30pm,Tues, the big money has re-appeared on the trading floor, causing false "up" signals and then selling into whatever "up" there is!)

Because of Obama's Buddy-Capitalism (economic fascism) policies, Small Companies are going out of existence allover this country. They can't keep up with the government-favored big businesses. Europe is crumbling. Our foreign policy has failed, horribly. Our international monetary policy is nothing more than financial bullying. We are all in deep doo-doo. And Shepherd Smith and President Obama will smile and lie to you, and tell you everything is just fine. Just fine.

I'm tired of hearing lies from the keening President - when you take from the rich to give to the poor, only the government benefits. Instead, I have purchased Ironman 3, and will skip the Mad, Raving Socialist speech.
 


 

SICK, SICK, SIC.

It always seems that when I get really enthusiastic about my work, I get stricken with some stupid virus and, for a time, the virus wins. Been fighting it since Thursday. It looks like the "little flu" that nobody suspected - not horrible, but HIGHLY contagious. Definitely airborne. Hits the lungs and seeds them with crud. Mild fever. Ill humor. Slight nausea. As Charlie Brown and Snoopy said "Bleh."

I was going to go to the TEA Party get-together in Myrtle Beach, but instead, wound up watching on the BREITBART.COM live feed. I watched some of the other networks, and NO-ONE, not even Fox mentioned the meeting. Locla TV newsoutlets did cover. Good for them. Bad for Fox, which is looking more and more like the mistress of big biz, which is just as bad being the mistress of Big Government.

I will be back soon, perhaps as early as Wednesday. For now, I'm hoping for a swift recovery.
 


 

SWISS FRANC MAKES SWISS CHEESE OF EURO

Pay attention, you folks who think the market is efficient; the reason the Swiss Franc just uncoupled from the Euro is that the monetarism being used by the European Central Bank - the SAME monetarism used by the President's FED & Friends, here in the U.S. - has failed, utterly. People are lining up, throughout Europe to trade their lousy Euros for mostly-gold-backed Swiss Francs. As of today, however, the most healthy fiat currency is a toss-up among the SF, the Chinese Yuan (Renminbi), the US$, and the Pound Sterling.

The only reason the Dollar is strong (and that's not saying a lot) is that it's backed by our military and our Droning President. But that can all change. Most, like me, think it will. We don't have the gold, oil has tanked, and there is a history of US just lying like a cheap prostitute to its people, most of whom don't know how money is created, anyway. F'r'instance, the FED SAID they have ended quantitative easing, but it is plainly obvious that they have not.

With the government intervening in so many, many private businesses, we are now, truly, living in a land of economic Fascism. But, as I have warned, many times, a reckoning is coming. If you have precious metals or land or some other commodity, your reckoning may be gentler - if you can hang on to it.
 


 

WHAT DO WE DO, TOMORROW?

While it is encouraging that the world seems to be waking up to the "obscenity of militant Islamicism," it is equally disheartening that our beloved leader decided to "dis" the meeting of world leaders in Paris.

What this basically boils down to is that Obama and his Braunhemden aren't going to do anything to empower the average American to protect themselves from this 8th century curse.


There is absolutely NO reason why Obama, who will take a plane ride at the drop of a hat, should not have been in Paris on Sunday to march with the other heads of state. One MUST conclude that Obama is sending the message that Militant Islamicism is just OK by Or maybe, since it wasn't all about him, he didn't feel the necessity to be there. In the end, what difference does it make?

But there IS something that you can do. And it's very simple. Get a conceal-carry and carry.

The Smith & Wesson M&P .22 long rifle semi-automatic made in Walther's German factory.

My weapon of choice is a Smith & Wesson M&P .22lr semiautomatic pistol, which is made for S&W at the German factory by Walther. In the magazine, I keep 13 Aquilla subsonic sniper 60 grain .22 long rifle bullets. I carry an extra magazine. If you don't think this can be an effective weapon, I invite you watch the numerous test firings on youtube.com. My wife is fond of the .38 special hammerless S&W.

Aquilla subsonic sniper 60 grain .22 long rifle bullets. Much serious damage.

If you are younger and stronger, you might consider a 9mm or .40. If you are huge, you probably can heft a .45 or a .50. Just remember, the better shot you are and the more training you've had, the smaller calibre you can carry.

Make absolutely sure of your target, then, "see a terrorist, shoot a terrorist. See a crook, shoot a crook." It's very simple. People of character will understand. We individuals are our own best defense.

As Robert A. Heinlein and L. Neil Smith would say, "An armed society is a polite society." And the DOJ Brownshirts be damned.
 


 

WELL.. JUST PERFECT!I found this on the net. It's just perfect. However, it does help to have seen genius director, Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining. Not that Al Gore has the creds of Jack Nicholson (or the presence), but considering everything.. this picture is.. just perfect.

Tee hee..
 


 

IT'S TIME TO LIVE IN THIS  UNIVERSE

Please forgive me, but I don't believe there are only 25 conservatives in the House. If that were true, then WHY did most of the South Carolina delegation, which, except for Jim Clyburn - and we all know about his selling out for Democrat power he can no longer access - are undeniably conservative, yet voted for Speaker Boehner. Except one. Trey Gowdy was not there. He told the Spartanburg Herald that his flight was canceled, but that he would have supported Boehner, had he been able to get there. You might say he gave a vote of "snow."


Well of the House this Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, as John Boehner (R-OH) is escorted to the Speaker's Bench.

Frankly, I don't care what anyone says; If he were in DC, which he wasn't, he would have been there, even if he had to cut down phone poles, lash them together and get meter maids to pull his makeshift sleigh (which is something I would actually pay good money to see). My guess is that Boehner had his back throughout the Issa hearings and more. And my guess is also that he didn't want to show up to give anybody else a reason to vote for him (Trey), even though one Congressperson eventually did.

Why didn't our guys go screaming naked into the woods?

Think about this - if the goal is to return to conservative principles, wouldn't you need a great deal of power? And if you were dependent on the support of others, you'd have to share that power. If all you do is raise hell, you don't make alliances, you don't use noblesse oblige, and when it calls for it, you can never use force majeure, because nobody's behind you to make the "force.".


The great English actor, Charles Laughton (left), played "Seeb" Cooley, Senior Senator from South Carolina, a very wily and powerful politician, who trades favor for favor, always getting his way, in the end. (Otto Preminger's Advise and Consent [1962].)

It's called politics - a practice I know something about. It's also something that South Carolinians know about. Remember who was the wily politician played by none other than the brilliant Charles Laughton in Otto Preminger's (1962) Advise and Consent. The South Carolina Senator, "Seeb" Cooley. Alan Drury, who wrote the novel knew of South Carolina's power in the Congress.

Now, the one thing I'm NOT saying is that Republicans need to "play nice" with Democrats on the destructive actions of their President. But Democrats can be bought. And if the price is not too high - and here, we have to trust our South Carolina politicians to know better - then we can gain power by paying those bills. So, simply put, supporting Boehner now insures helping to keep Boehner right side up, when the really tough times come.

As I said, earlier in this column, that I'm giving the Republicans three months. That includes Boehner, who seems not to have a spine (see the Ramirez cartoon), But to say that our South Carolina Republican representatives are not conservative, is pure sausage derived from Italian mortadella..

UPDATE: Told ya. The unorganized "yellers" are being spanked and embarrassed, and our conservatives are movin' on up.
 


 

DEMOCRAT OPERATIVES MASQUERADE

I have a good many friends who still work for or run several reputable ad agencies scattered about this great land of ours. They are the remnants of a world I used to inhabit, but had the good sense to leave.

Some of them have told me to look out for Democrat operatives, also scattered about this great land of ours, who are putting vapid ideas into blank RINO brains. We've already seen some of it in the "Republicans MUST compromise" meme that has been proffered, lately. If our Republican representatives cannot get their Democrat colleagues to go along, they should be encouraged to kill and eat them.

Also, as soon as you have time - and if you don't have time, make time - email YOUR congressman and our two senators. Remind them that they are there to eviscerate and replace Obamacare, restrain in the extreme the EPA, IRS, and Justice Department, strengthen the borders, fight terrorism, and shrink government (except the military).

Do it gently, as honey collects more flies than vinegar.
 


 

IT'S THE THIRD OF JANUARY.. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CONGRESSMAN IS?

So far, I haven't said anything bad about Republican Leadership in Washington. But starting today, I'm counting.

I hope you are paying attention, too. Unless they do something really stupid or egregious, I'm giving them three months to get organized and neuter Obama. That's all it should take. They've already been told how.

If they don't, I don't want explanations. I simply want to be told who's with me to build a third, truly conservative party.
 


 

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