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Friday, April 30, 2010

More Tales From The Darkside… SWAT Teams To Oil Rigs.

For the elected President of a free and sovereign people, Barack Obama behaves more and more like a third world banana republic tin-horn dictator. Totalitarian minded regimes all have certain things in common, and Obama is working overtime to acquire as many of these attributes as possible before we stop him in November. With the anticipated Republican victories we should be able to stop all or most of his agenda. We’d better!

I noticed that Barack has changed his tune about immigration, at least about bringing up immigration as an issue for the November 2010 elections. Perhaps one of his handlers clued him to what a disaster immigration would be if it was allowed to become a major issue, in view of an already outraged electorate in an absolutely poisonous political climate.

In the meantime, we have these various illegal alien ‘industry’ types organizing ‘marches’ throughout the nation. Blatant criminal aliens marching openly and apparently without fear. I can’t help contrast the video footage of the rioters in Arizona with the video recordings, literally hundreds of them, documenting Patriot activities. Well behaved law abiding citizens exercising their Constitutional rights vs. criminal aliens running loose in our streets. That’s the difference. Law and Constitution or criminal illegal aliens sapping the life and vitality out of our economy, with their overwhelming dependence on welfare/social services and the criminal justice system.

There are an awful lot of similarities between Obama and most dictators. There are some striking similarities between this regime and that of Adolf Hitler in pre-World War 2 Germany. The most striking similarity is his disdain for Israel and his barely concealed anti-semitism. So much so that American Jewry is moving away from the Democrat party, due to what they see as a threat to Israel and her security from his openly anti-semitic behavior. That’s something they never even did during the administration of that other celebrated anti-semite, Jimmy Carter. This is another voting block that has long been the playground of the liberal left.

Like Hitler’s Germany, Obama is investing agencies and bureaucracies with vast enforcement powers, which if not questioned, examined and ultimately stopped could morph into something akin to Hitler’s secret police.

Make no mistake, SWAT teams to oil rigs is pure Hugo Chavez. So is his attack on Arizona’s illegal alien bill and its Governor, to whom he owes a profound apology. She’s not holding her breath, however. Hitler didn’t start out much differently than Obama. They were both street agitators and political opportunists. Hitler was a rabid anti-semite and if Obama isn’t there, he’s damned close… remember the walking duck?

It is up to patriotic American citizens all over this blessed nation to rise up with one united voice to say no to this, or any would-be dictator.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tales From The Darkside… A Question of Right.

Once again we get to examine at close range the techniques the left use when they pull out all of the stops on one of their signature issues. We’d have had to fight this fight anyhow, but Arizona brought the stinking boil to the surface. Look at the videos coming out of Arizona and it’s pretty easy to tell that the people doing the rioting are the sames ones you’d be likely to see in front of Home Depot… and yeah, that’s profiling.

Calling these mini-riots ‘protest marches’ is almost laughable and the LSM is having a lot of trouble selling this one to an America who has had it right up to our eyebrows with the illegal alien issue, along with crooked, corrupt politicians and bureaucracies and Barack Obama’s anti-economy.

The activists, race lawyers and all of the other bottom feeders that follow this wedge of the leftist movement all descended on Arizona at first word of the Illegal Alien Bill being signed into law. Let us not overlook that race baiter extraordinaire, the blowhard himself Al Sharpton, who never overlooks an opportunity to stir racial tension. He blew into town on an ill wind like a vulture sensing corruption. He’s just never figured out how to tell the truth about anything and we’re still trying to figure out what an African American race baiter has to offer to the latino community. The answer is not much!

These ‘protests’ by illegals (under the tutelage of professional immigrant advocates-agitators and groups) are for illegals, and have very little in common with the greater hispanic/latino community in America. I’ve been struck recently by the number of calls and emails from American latinos, including many legal immigrants, sounding off loud and clear on the issue of illegal immigration, and without exception they say they are outraged that Barack Obama and the Democrats would give away to people who were criminals by definition what they and their relatives and ancestors had to work so hard for.

We have May Day coming up, which is actually the left’s secular high-holy day, the birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. What a surprise. The left, once again, is overreaching. The more they throw these illegals out in the public eye, the tougher the resistance to any kind of an amnesty becomes. It instead becomes another unifier for Republicans, Independents, the Patriot movement and American latinos. Setting themselves opposite an already outraged electorate isn’t the smartest move, but that’s just what Barack Hussein Obama has done, entered into an unholy alliance with the illegal aliens by virtue of his attack on the Arizona law.
Ok Barack, go for it.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Obama: The Racebaiter In Charge.

I never in my wildest imagination would have envisioned Obama’s nation. It probably should be better known as the Obamination. In retrospect it’s hard to believe that the American electorate voted Barack Hussein Obama into office… any office. This is a very shallow man. The people he has surrounding him are, for the most part, shallow sorts also. Few have ever had employment outside of feeding at the public trough. The rest of them come from academia which these days equates to naive Marxist/Leninist Keynesian theorists… which is to say they know nothing.

This country, according to Obama, is a racially charged battleground with hordes of angry white cops chasing hapless, poor Mexican ‘braceros’ around the ‘burbs. At least that’s what the liar-in-chief would have you think about a State, Arizona, driven to protect itself and its citizens from the invasion of illegals/criminals flooding across our unprotected borders, most particularly our southern border.

That most of the people coming across happen to be latino has no bearing on the meaning of the word illegal. Again I’ll ask it, what’s not to understand about ‘illegal’? It doesn’t matter if it’s Chinese smuggling themselves in here in containers or people overstaying their visas. There is no difference at all, and country of origin has nothing to do with it.

The tone coming from President Obama is arrogant and despicable. For him to assert that Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration is ‘ill considered’ is patently absurd in the face of the US Government’s criminally negligent management of our borders and ports. What twisted rationale permits illegals to attempt to claim the high ground in a Marxist inspired effort to suborn our laws, our Constitution and the sovereignty of our nation?

One of the few legitimate functions of our Federal Government is the defense of our borders. There has been systemic failure after failure at the Federal level to enforce our immigration laws for decades. Both parties are amply guilty on this, the left more so than the right, but there’s plenty of finger pointing and blame to go around. We intend to stop that cold in November. One of the major Patriot goals is just that. We intend to hold both parties up to intense scrutiny… we intend to hold people to task. We will be a much more activist American electorate and the American people will be much wiser in the future… though far poorer for the experience.

Now we have leftist politicians lining up against a State which has, by any definition, a war on its southern border. Very disappointed in a couple of Republicans too. We’ve had about all of phony Republicans that we can stomach. Jeb Bush should shut the hell up while we’re at it. He’s lost whatever favor he had garnered from me. Is he his brother in disguise? States around Arizona had better be warned. Tens of thousands of illegals will be bailing out and heading for other states… many of them criminal and dangerous.

Barack has picked another battle which will play very poorly in November. The illegal issue is as big a hot button for most Americans as the health care ripoff is. What the left simply hasn’t figured on is the increasing anger of the American people. They’ve always depended on the traditional short memory of the electorate. It hasn’t happened this time. With every new revelation baring more lies and deceit, the Democrats are facing an aroused populace and a popular grassroots Patriot movement that will not go away.
The attack on the Arizona law is Obama’s latest race bait. You can bet it won’t be his last.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Obama Opposes Americans, Not Tea Parties.

The Obama administration’s assault on America is in full swing and the newest front is Arizona. Obama was quick to launch all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to lie, play the race card and organize illegals into civil disobedience. If anybody had any remaining doubts about Barry Hussein’s intentions regarding Arizona and his proposed illegal alien amnesty, that should have answered it for you.

Obama Condemns The Arizona Bill During A Speech In the Rose Garden.

No President, not even the unlamented Jimmy Carter, has garnered the ire of this country’s citizenry more than Barack Hussein Obama has in only two short years. Why would any President set himself directly in opposition to the expressed will of the electorate? He repeatedly tells all and sundry how lucky we are that he was here to save our economy with his rapier wit and teleprompter technique, and how we should be thankful for his mismanagement of our economy and his bi-polar foreign policy.

President Obama sees only what his ideology permits and it’s a pretty narrow bandwidth. He’s not now, nor has he ever been, in sync with this country and most especially its people. It’s almost as though as a kid he was raised in the dark side. Kicked from pillar to post and given instruction in leftist dogma, first from a mother who was in and out of his life and later, when living with his grandmother, a committed communist and influential member of the ACP (American Communist Party) through his formative teenage years. If it walks like a duck….

You know, there was plenty enough information around about Barry to pretty accurately predict how this guy was going to behave as President. I started reading into Mr.Obama when he was still a back bencher on the Illinois State legislature. Once he made his move to the US Senate I started warning some of my friends, “Watch out for this guy”. The rest is history, but it didn’t take the people very long to figure out they had been had.

When President Obama is out demonizing the Tea Party Patriots he just doesn’t get it. The left has immediately done the same thing as with every issue since VietNam and is attempting to use this as leverage for a race issue. It’s page one in their book. Speaking of your book… we read it.

The difference has been the nationwide, virtually spontaneous emergence of the grassroots patriot groups. Just us folks out here in the sticks, we’re at the point where we’re influential enough to start swinging opinions… and votes. Obama’s rantings are not likely to attract much much attention except for the pinheads he already has. This is another fight we have to win.

Arizona deserves all the help we can give, since it appears that it is ground zero in the battle against illegal aliens and those who foster them. The patriot groups will be monitoring Arizona closely. Stand strong Arizona!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Leftist Reality: A Dream In A Vacuum.

Back in the day I used to people watch and imagine I could pick out the radical left in a crowd. It had as much to do with my imagination as fact. Pinch-faced, grim-lipped people, who look like they are in perpetual pain and think that everyone else needs to pay for that pain. No matter what it is, or how much, it’s never enough.

I’ve had many liberal acquaintances over the years and by and large they are nice people to be with until, as inevitably happens, the conversation turns to politics or social issues. The ‘progressive’ will automatically drop back to certain fixed points from which their faith cannot be shaken. I can name a few but you will undoubtedly come up with your own. George Bush, big oil, Halliburton, Rove, the war. It’s a target rich environment.

The leftist has an inexhaustible supply of grievances, most of which have been passed down as doctrine from the statist leadership. It’s amazing to watch their collective mentality work. What never fails to astound me is how totally wrong they are. Not just about small parts of what they think and believe, but totally conceptually wrong about everything they do.

The statist sees everything through the fog of mystic idealism… it’s a surreal world where intentions rule and any means to an end is the norm. The statist seeks government approval as dog to its master.

Government, our government, this government, is on a campaign of destruction in our country. The wanton destruction of our economy, the railroading through of the health care bill, the failed stimulus. We don’t have very far to look to see failed leftist policy, and we don’t have to look far abroad to see the failures of socialist policies either.

We’re going to change Washington in November. This country is overwhelmingly against socialism and socialist policies and we mean to see them stopped and removed.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What’s Not To Understand About ‘Illegal Alien’?

The entire mechanism of the left has just lit up like an Independence Day light show. Arizona has just re-erected the states’ rights issue… quite appropriate actually, given that the country is undergoing what may be described as a low-level, bloodless civil war.

The left is foaming at the mouth over Arizona’s heroic decision to stand and be counted. Every single illegal alien supporter, from Barack Hussein Obama right down to the lowest street apparatchik in MEChA, is buzzing like a stick-stirred nest of hornets.
Obama babbled some inanity about the action being inappropriate. You bet Barry, right on, you betcha’.

Inappropriate, or rather inopportune, timing for Barry who had to have his bank bill scam leader John ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry pull the legislation down delaying a vote. Meanwhile, the entire DeMarxist establishment is faced with moving the timing of their next amnesty attempt up, now that they are faced with an actual state in rebellion against a federal government which has steadfastly refused to perform one of its primary duties… that of securing our borders from intrusion by illegals. We (Conservatives) knew we had a fight coming on the illegal issue again, so here it is. The illegal alien amnesty must not succeed. We have to stop it here and now.

What’s scaring the DeMarxists about the Arizona law outlawing illegal aliens is that they know that no matter how much noise they and the part-time law school lecturer make about it, the law passes Constitutional muster. Other states, border states in particular, are eying the same sort of law or similar action. We have what amounts to an undeclared war on our southern border. The Government of Barack Hussein Obama has ensured that our borders would remain open and vulnerable. He has ordered four hundred ICE (Border Patrol) agents removal from service in the border corridor since 2009.

A little side note here on rights. I have rights here… I’d have none in Mexico. I have a Constitution and Bill of Rights that enumerates those rights I hold as a United States citizen. Someone crossing our borders illegally is committing a crime and is a criminal in fact. An alien has no rights under our Constitution and an illegal alien even less. Don’t let these leftist lightweights change the language… they are illegal and nothing more.

We didn’t create the problem but we do have the solutions… stand strong on this. Congratulations and super kudos to Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, for her signing of the bill and making it law. By the way, I think there’s a movement out there to ambush the left on some of their May Day sacrilegious celebrations. Cool idea. Patriots counter-protesting on the high holy day of international communism. I like it. Just don’t go alone… stay in groups. We all saw what the left’s heroes did to that assistant of Governor Jindal… they’re good at picking on girls and old people.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Arizona’s Gutsy Decision… The First But Not the Last.

I have the distinct impression that Arizona just may be the rock which starts the avalanche. I sincerely hope it does… while we’re battling the forces of socialism that are trying to steal our country.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

Confronting this evil, wherever it infests our society and our body politic, is now the prime focus of the many millions of patriots who are now actively involved in local issues and in upcoming national races. Instinctively and speedily, Patriots have understood that organizing at the grass roots has been a house to house, friend to friend and neighbor to neighbor strategy, resulting in a bottom up ‘organization’ which lends its strength and energy upwards to Conservative Patriot candidates and incumbent politicians we support.

Along with our support they also get our input… we demand it. Too long have we listened to incumbents’ electioneering spiels, telling us what upstanding moderate Republicans they were only to have them instantly revert to type and go off loose-cannoneering without regard for the wishes of the people who were keeping them in office.

The messages we have been sending over and over, stand up for our principles, stand up for the Conservative values that make this country unique and rare among nations, have taken root. There is a massive shift to the right going on in the national political mind and it’s got the DeMarxists frantic. With polls falling around the country and local and regional contests in doubt, where only a year ago they would have been called safe Democrat districts, the indications are dire. One commentator said that if Obama’s approval drops near 40%, as it could, there will be Democrats heading for the lifeboats.

It’s a classic over-reach by the liberals. They’ve done it before, also with negative results but that’s never stopped them before either. No, but what has their attention is an aroused and very conscious populace who are clearly having a profound effect on the political landscape and who are learning very quickly to control the political message.

It’s a message that is resonating across this land. Freedom is our heritage and birthright. There’s something about the American psyche that universally holds these freedoms foremost in our hearts and minds… so unlike the serf-like behavior of the Europeans. Our ancestors fought to make and keep us free.
We will fight for freedom with their memories in mind to remind ourselves that freedom is never cheap… or easy.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

House Of Cards On Shifting Sand.

Who would have thought two years ago that we would be looking back on Bush’s, and even Clinton’s, administrations with nostalgia when confronted by the immense wasteland of Barack Obama’s tortured socialist economic policies.

The President doesn’t give a flying damn about the people of this country, or the country itself for that matter. Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t much like this country any how… and it shows. It shows in his contempt for American traditions and the contempt he holds for our values. His willingness to prostrate himself shamefully before this country’s enemies hasn’t gone unmarked by the citizenry and most of us really resent his groveling denigration of our country. Around the Obama White House these days, enemies are treated far better than friends.

It’s clear to me that Barack Obama is an anti-semite. It’s all that can explain the egregious treatment of an ally and a country that an overwhelming majority of Americans support… Israel. Thank God for that tiny country with the heart of a giant. Obama has first of all, as he does with everything, lied to Israel. Lied, cajoled, bullied, threatened, and aligned himself with some of Israel’s, and our, enemies in the process. Israel has stood firm in the face of all the diplomatic firestorm spouting Lord Obama’s wishes.

Demanding that a sovereign country do things directly injurious to her own security and the maintenance of defensible borders is an act of craven cowardice by Obama. Obama is scared to death something will actually start in the middle east. He’ll lose whatever thin cover his international jaunts and summits gain him politically, both at home and away. The stuff of his policies will peel away revealing themselves in all their ugliness.

Things are not well out there for poor Barry. Uh thanks, Barry. Isn’t that what you said we should do, Barry? Say thanks to the guy who is ensuring the destruction of our country? Now what do you intend to do about it? November is now only six months and change down the road. It is time for every single one of us to become active in our communities and our precincts. If your local Republican party headquarters doesn’t have any, you supply the excitement and energy.

Find out who your local Conservative candidate is and support them. Emails to our Senators, thanking them for their courage and stubborn resistance would be a good idea… they need our input.
This is our government and we’re taking it back.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Value Added… The Final Blow.

President Barack Hussein Obama has stopped flirting with the possibility of a value added tax. He has all but announced his intention to pursue the issue. He’s sure to find a firestorm of resistance waiting for him.

Obama and Paul Volcker - together they have discussed VAT.

Seems like the Congressional Republicans are getting much better at this guerrilla legislation thing. Good thing for them too. The loom of November throws shadows for some Republicans too. There’s still resentment out here regarding the establishment Republicans and what the grass roots saw as a betrayal of the trust we placed in them. That same ‘grassroots’, whether you call it the Tea Parties or the Patriot Movement, is a walk down main street America. It’s all walks of life, it’s Mr. and Mrs. Everyone.

That’s what it’s come down to… it’s us or them. Most complex problems have simple solutions, this one is as simple as it can get. We simply have to take the House and Senate back in November. Failure is not an option.

The Value Added Tax has reduced most of Europe to perpetual economic mediocrity. With economies struggling under the burden of socialist regulatory bureaucracies, the value added tax was enough to keep Europe’s economies from being competitive… it stifled job creation and entrepreneurism. It created a permanent sub-class of social welfare dependent families, because there were no jobs!

The socialists of Europe are a classic example of the failure of socialism, every one of these workers’ paradises grinds their people underfoot with crushing taxes on every level. It’s something that Obama wants here… it’s the only way he can begin to pay the almost incalculable debt he has created for this country and its citizens to deal with.

I think that the DeMarxist left has overreached itself badly this time. This battle is not Republicans versus Democrats. It’s between the DeMarxists and the American People.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Democrat Transparency.

Transparency… There’s a big difference between transparency and camouflage. DeMarxists have trouble with this one. One of the major skills of the left has been their ability to hide things in plain site… and then pull them out to use without warning on slow to react timid Republicans who appeased Democrats more often than not, got their clocks cleaned, or just rolled over altogether. It seemed to play out that way often even when we Republican types held the upper hand and our side just couldn’t wait give that hand away right up to the shoulder.

This worst recession since the Great Depression has accomplished something surprising for the American people. We are now infinitely more in tune with our economy, our government and its massive deficits and freedom killing policies. What a difference two years, several millions of Patriots nationwide and the vast majority of the American people can make. Our Senate Republicans have stood the test of fire in this Congress and have made waves all out of proportion to their numbers… but that’s what a good fighting minority is capable of.

A factor that has worked in our favor has been the whole communications revolution which placed news and images directly in front of us, news that was only seconds old flashing around the world in an instant. Every citizen with a cellphone became the source for a story or a video. It’s like having millions of news crews available anytime. The amount of information being reported on and transferred is staggering.

That’s what happens with camouflage, sooner or later somebody takes a real close look and they realize there’s no transparency there at all. As a matter of fact, the more that we scrutinize the DeMarxists and their activities the better our understanding of their bottom feeding habits. We highlight the livin’ hell out of them taking a page from their book. We provide transparency. We, you and me, we have a voice and it’s being heard.

We’re bringing transparency to the darkest corners of the Demarxist play book… and America does not like what it sees, an America that now recognizes the truth of this Presidency… this regime, and is rejecting it wholesale.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Obama’s America… A Not Very Happy Place.

Obama has a very unhappy country on his hands. No matter how the DeMarxists and their ancillary lame stream media spin up the economy, no matter how many times they refer to ‘the recovery‘ with all the earnestness of the committed zealot, the problem is that there’s no ‘there’ there.

California Unemployment Rate (%). Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics.

Everywhere, there are more and more lost jobs and word of more planned layoffs. California has just now hit 12.7% (that’s about 18% actual) and in certain areas it can be as high as 30%. This state is a Democrat created disaster. It’s a who’s who of what not to do with the economy of a state and its people. It’s a classic example of runaway governance and gross fiscal irresponsibility.

There are no droves of happy smiling construction workers busy on ’shovel ready’ projects, wisely parsing out the government’s largesse. There is only the wasted and missing billions of the stimulus that didn’t, seven hundred and eighty five billion dollars, most of which can’t even be accounted for. The waste in programs initiated by Obama and Congress has been monumental, as have been the failures.

The nation is much closer to the pulse of the economy than, say, two years ago. We had it good for a very long time in this country and to some degree we took it for granted. We used to have an average of around 5% unemployment in America. Much of Europe is chronically above 10%. The extreme taxes and anti-business policies in the European socialist countries have a depressing effect on business and commerce. I have a friend who lives in one of these countries who has told me that the welfare state where they live has families of several generations who have never had a job. The government over there knows full well that were all these people off the dole and out on the streets looking for work that doesn’t exist… well, there might be trouble. Better to shunt them off to the side under the opiate of social welfare.

We see indications of that here as the government extends unemployment payments time after time. It has proven to be a blessing for those out in the workforce who are unable to find work in a business environment that just is not hiring. Business America is holding its breath, waiting to see what Obama’s punitive policies are going to do to their bottom line. Some are evaluating whether to keep their businesses here or move them off-shore. Worse still, some small business people will find that they cannot continue in the current environment and will quit and move on. Other entrepreneurial minded people will choose not to invest in a punitive business environment. The cost of that could be huge… another Microsoft or perhaps a Hewlett Packard. That’s a huge tragedy for this economy and a huge loss for this country.

We have all the DeMarxist heavies out with the entire LSM trying the demonization route to discredit the Patriot Movement and tie us to the militias again. It’s the same ridiculous garbage that Bill Clinton and crew were throwing out back in the 90s just before the United States Government, under Billy Jeff and Janet Reno, barbecued eighty citizens at Waco, Texas.
Just so everybody out there realizes where the violence comes from….

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Independents Favor Conservative Republicans – 66% To 13% For Obama.

Pretty astounding figure isn’t it? With only 13% of Independents supporting Obama it’s a figure that has veteran DeMarxists quivering in their statist sinecures. The magic wand in any election is usually the oft quoted but much maligned Independents. Their ability to swing elections is legendary in the halls of Washville.

In the Presidential race in 2008, 55% of Independents voted for Obama. There’s almost a 100 point difference between the 2008 Independents and the striking 66% favorability of today’s Independents towards Republicans. The message of the Tea Party Patriots has also resonated through the Independent community, with its message of freedom, limited government and defense of our laws and Constitution.

There’s a resurgence of history regarding the founders (sans pc). They were remarkable men for their, or any, time. There has been new interest in the history surrounding the formulation and creation of the founding documents highlighting the magnificent legacy they left behind from our founding, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The founding documents are the compass of our Republic and the reason we fight this bloodless war against socialism and those who would impose their will on others.

There is a palpable sense of energy out here, you can sense it, hell you can feel it. Hundreds of thousands attended tax day tea parties. The few attempts at ‘infiltration’ by the left were mostly just laughable. With a strength that has surprised everyone, the Patriot movement has thrown down the gauntlet to our Republican Senate and House members.

Be counted now! Do every single thing you can conceive of to hinder the implementation of any Obama legislation. So far you can be really proud of the way you’ve stood up, but in the words of the ‘Iron Lady’, Margaret Thatcher, “Don’t go getting all wobbly on us”.
Good advice.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Billy Jeff 1992 Redux.

All that’s missing is Janet Reno and an FBI sniper with a penchant for pregnant women. In 1992 the militia phenomenon was growing in reaction to Bill Clinton’s Presidency. Clinton moved quickly to marginalize and demonize the militia movements. He and Hillary repeatedly tried to tie the movement to Timothy McVeigh. The ‘main stream’ media had been working overtime to link McVeigh to the militias as well… but Billy Jeff’s fixation with the militia movement went back farther than that.

Bill Clinton didn’t take criticism gracefully and one way to shift some of the heat away from himself, and what was going on inside his White House, was to latch on to the militia movement as an example of right wing extremism. From there it’s easy to lump Conservatives together with the militias and paint us all with that brush the left loves to use.

Ruby Ridge 1992, Waco 1993, Elian Gonzalez 2000. All massive abuses of power and misuse of the law. A runaway Justice Dept. being run by Janet Reno, who reportedly was impaired a good deal of the time. The Government’s willingness to take the lives of its own citizens chilled the nation. Clinton laid off the militias some in his second term, but by then he had a lot more to worry about than what he saw as a bunch of rednecks running around the countryside with pickup trucks and rifle racks.

Now Billy’s back and damned if what he’s saying isn’t almost exactly what he was saying in 1992, when he ‘discovered’ the bane of his existence… Rush Limbaugh and Conservative talk radio. The internet was beginning to be a factor also.

I can’t help get the impression listening to Clinton that he’s ‘fishing’ for something by chumming the waters and then waiting for the suckers to bite. I thought I had as much of Billy Jeff as I ever wanted and here he is popping up again. The rhetoric is identical, but it came from a false premise then as does it now. He was wrong then. He’s wrong now.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Republicans Get It Right On Liu.

This is what it’s going to be like through November. It’s going to be one battle after another throughout the Capitol. Republicans have had to figure out that there is no percentage in trying to ‘get along’ or accommodate with their Congressional brethren… history has shown us that it’s not a Republican strong point.

Every time Republicans try to ‘work with’ the leftists they come up on the bottom side of the deal, more often than not with lousy legislation and more regulatory power grabbing. There’s really only one way to deal with the left politically and that’s straight up, in your face, take no prisoners resistance by our Republicans in the House and Senate. These people really have their work cut out for them.

Justice Breyer and Goodwin Liu.

Mr Goodwin Liu has a track record which he attempted to avoid having come to light. The fact is that he has made some pretty controversial comments. Senate Republicans wasted no time wading into Liu. Jeff Sessions, Alabama, was particularly upset that Mr Liu had ‘mislaid’ several of his most controversial written opinions. It was a pretty rocky outing for Goodwin Liu. It did serve to point out that Mr. Liu is about as far left as he could be and that challenging him on every point was exactly what we the people are demanding from our Representatives.

The bottom line is that Liu has been unmasked as a far left ideologue and he most certainly would soon revert to his liberal instincts and reveal another leftist judicial activist. There is no option. The left has to be stopped no matter what. There are no other choices. We have to be tone deaf to the constant complaint of the left that we are not ‘playing fair’ with Obama’s appointees. The left’s always talking about fair play even as they’re cutting the rug from beneath your feet… when they shake your hand you need to count your fingers. Assume that they’re lying even when they don’t have to and you’ll be prepared to deal with them.

We’re engaged in a low-level civil war in which the forces of Marxian-Socialism are attempting to suborn our Constitution, our freedoms and our way of life. The battles are nonetheless fierce for being bloodless. The stakes are very, very high.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tea Party Conservatives = Republican Party… Where’s The Match?

I’d hoped we would see a little less of the ‘us and them’ mentality as we moved closer to the election cycle. I’ve underestimated the enmity that some ‘Tea Baggers’ and Patriots have for some of who they see as the Republican old guard and an echo of the Bush extravagance years.

Washington, April 15, 2010

It has translated to a take-no-nonsense attitude from the beginning by the Patriot movement. If you’re Conservative and you stand for God, country and family, you’ll find a very big ‘blanket’ out there. Americans have felt like they have been lied to and deceived by our government and our politicians. It’s like having a close relative and then finding out he’s ripping you off, it doesn’t take very long for the shock to turn into anger, and this government has been massively gorging itself since the day Obama took the office. That’s a lot of rip-off.

See, what happened was that the American People got it. They shouldn’t have, they were supposed to be too stupid and self absorbed. But the message that was getting out was coming through Conservative talk radio and the Conservative blogosphere, not from the LSM (lame stream media) that had finally gone so far left as to be indistinguishable from the DeMarxist masters at whose feet they wish to lie.

The Tea Party was as surprisingly uniform as it was almost instantaneous. The whole movement sprang into being in less than a month, it has been growing by leaps and bounds and hasn’t looked back once. A nationwide poll of citizens who associate themselves with the various patriot groups would be in the millions.

Republicans have to bear in mind that there’s still a good deal of skepticism and mistrust out there. The Conservative willingness to trust has been strained to the max by a Republican party that was welded to its roots in the past and failed, in fact, to grasp the strength and universal appeal of the citizen groups. Now we have to find a way to welcome the New Conservative Republican Party.

The Republican leadership has got to get the word that much of the Patriot Movement is a no Rino zone. This is borne out by the grass roots backing of Conservatives in local and state races all over the nation. A lot of grassroots people are bent behind the support thrown at John McCain, who they rightfully see as a Rino of the the first rank. Respect his service we do. His politics stink. Supporting McCain may cost a portion of patriot support.

Romney has been off in a spin cycle after his foolish apparent attempt to separate his ill-founded Massachusetts single payer health care from the Obamacare bill and then defending his reasons for it. Further, listening to some of the other things Romney has said and some of the other supposed Republican leaders, its sounding like they’d like to make accommodations on certain issues. They should be fairly warned… the Patriots and Republicans out here are not in the mood to be afflicted with more Rino divisiveness and legislative self-interest.

The Republican party has some proving to do. We’re looking for Conservative leadership. If the party establishment doesn’t get the Conservative message they’ll be left behind.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April… Where’s The Fool?

I understand he can be seen flitting around the White House, dodg…, er, avoiding the press whenever possible. Even his extreme leftist lap dogs find it difficult to obtain access to His Benificence. Is it that his handlers have figured out that he doesn’t do well off the cuff? Is it because even the tame press is starting to ask a few real questions… few and far between, but commendable none-the-less as a departure from the usual slavish pandering to the administration, timid though these questions would be coming from the ultra left’s most staid guardians of political correctness.

Seems like the President has been acting a little gun shy since his tangle with Fox’s Bret Baier. Sooner or later, even some of the tame press are going to start asking the right questions. Obama knows that the lie lines on most of his policies are about to run their course and reality begins to stream in. This guy has told lie after lie with the slickness of a snake-oil pitch man. Same story, sooner or later somebody is going to call him on some of his stuff. We’ve already seen how this self-absorbed narcissist reacts to any sort of criticism. In his mind’s eye he can do no wrong, he’s on a mission and he’s a committed radical ideologue.

He plays the buffoon on the international stage to the amusement of his third-world dictator audience, while at home he strangles the life from the nation with his insane fiscal and economic Keynesian gymnastics. We face a world far more dangerous and volatile than at almost any time in our history. We have sworn enemies who are at war with us, while our President prances from one meaningless conference or forum to another with apologies to all and sundry, while playing havoc with our national security interests and appeasing people we shouldn’t be talking to.

Flashpoint? The Syrians are pushing the limits of Israel tolerance by moving batteries of Scud “A” or SS1B missiles up to the Lebanese border and massing them there. Though there has been no attempt to move the missiles into Lebanon, Syria has been training Hizballah militants in their use. Israel has warned Syria that it would consider any transfer of these missiles across the border to be an event that will engender an Israeli response.
As Drudge would say… developing.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 15 – Let Your Voices Be Heard.

Tomorrow will put finish to the contention that the ‘Tea-Party’ or Conservative Patriot movement has reached its zenith and would soon cease to be a threat. That’s what they’d like you to think. The MSM (so-called mainstream media) has consistently underestimated the real strength of the Patriot movement. They’ve expended so much time on trying to discredit our movement and everything about it. They’ve tied us to every wild-eyed fringe maniac they could find. They have painted us with that usually reliable liberal brush.

Wonder of wonders, it didn’t work. The Patriot Movement has emerged from their collective scathing stronger, smarter, more determined and much larger. More and more people are seeing how deeply they have been betrayed by the passage of health care and the rest of Obama’s economy and job killing policies. These people will gravitate towards their local patriot groups too.

Tomorrow we will see an expression of American values, our traditions, our Constitution and our profound belief in God and the God given freedoms we defend. Millions of Americans will attempt, once again, to get a message through to a government in Washington, which so far has proven deaf to the growing crescendo of unrest around the country. As ominous as all the indicators are for the DeMarxists in the coming midterms, Patriot activists are working extra hard to make sure we retire as many people as we can who facilitated the passage of the health care bill.

Tell all the friends you can reach about the tea-parties in your area, support your country and join with your local Patriots in this peaceful expression of our freedoms. All over America people are joining together and repudiating the Socio/Marxist aims of Barack Obama, his administration and Democrat-dominated House and Senate.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Quixotic President And Reckless Endangerment.

It seems like events are rushing to greet some sort of an event horizon. There are just too many disparate potential flash points not to be completely realistic. The Middle East region is a sizzling hot spot that could have a region wide conflict start from any of a half-dozen different sources.

North Korea is the next most obvious subject, with a very unstable government and internal power issues. They have been increasingly bellicose and tensions are sky-high between the two Koreas, since rumors still persist that the South Korean naval corvette ‘Cheonan’ may have been sunk by a north Korean torpedo.

Obama bows to China's Hu Jintao.

China is another factor, they have already taken the measure of Barack Hussein Obama and found him to be foolish and naive. They will use his indecisiveness to initiate some ‘incident’ over the island republic of China called Taiwan. China has been drooling over Taiwan for a very long time. China has also increased the number of missiles and artillery facing Taiwan from the mainland. With a timid Barack Obama at the helm, the Chinese may feel the time has come for a little adventurism.

Obama has a miserable record of insulting one ally after another and, as in the case of Israel, withdrawing arms, munitions and spare parts, in the face of increasing threats and a potential regional war. It doesn’t take these folks very long to realize that this President, this government, not only cannot be trusted but will actively work for the benefit of their enemies while feigning friendship to them.

Russia is very cozy with some other influences that will have to be dealt with. Iran and Venezuela. Iran’s increasing bellicosity cannot be ignored. They have gone from threatening Israel to direct threats towards the United States as well. There were a whole bunch of people around who should have known better when Hitler published Mein Kampf, too. Words have meaning. These are real potential adversaries that we have to be prepared to deal with.

Venezuela is not now a military threat and Chavez’ Socialist Nirvana ain’t, so the plebes aren’t cozying up to Hugo. Like any dictator, he deserves close scrutiny.
I just don’t think Obama has the stones for the job. Worse, much worse, I still can’t figure out who he’s working for.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Super Nominee – Super Scrutiny.

Senator Patrick (Leaky) Leahy (D-VT) has stated that Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, to replace Justice John Paul Stevens who is retiring at the end of this term, should be in place for the next Supreme Court term which begins in October.

Barack Obama and John Paul Stevens

Umm, maybe not, Pat… there are some Senate Republicans who are going to work at their pay grade for once and just scrutinize the hell out of everything they’ve ever done. Oh, I don’t know, does the name Bork bring anything to mind? This was when Ted Kennedy opposed Judge Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan. Ted Kennedy stood in front of the nation and attacked Bork, lying through his eye teeth. The Republicans were completely caught off balance and by the time they did react to the attack the Democrats owned the story. The rest is history.

History may be written here again this summer as the left stack up their leftist nominees, selected by their leftist boss, to advance through judicial activism what the left cannot win at the ballot box. How the Senate Republicans handle this process will tell us a whole bunch about who will stay in the Senate. The truth is we’ve had a gut full of Republicans making deals and pandering to our political opponents. It’s time to stand up and be counted or…?

To be sure there will be rich Conservative hunting grounds. Possibly, we should give all of Obama’s appointees a copy of the Constitution. I’m sure they will find it foreign to their belief and totally unknown to most. There’s the guy over in Berkeley who just ‘accidentally’ happened to misplace the 100 most important legal positions he had taken. I’m sure the Committee would just love to discuss that one at length.

I watched Senate Republicans roll over time after time in the confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor. There was plenty there to question and yet Republicans who have been taking our money to do their jobs rolled over on their backs with their feet in the air. No mas. That’s not how we want you to tend our business. We expect you to be hard nosed and tough… be the party of no. Most especially, stand by the conservative principles that have made this country great.
You can’t go far wrong if you stick to that formula.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Watching ‘New Conservative Republicans’ Transforming Party.

It’s still the Republican party… but it behaves with the energy of a movement… it has momentum and is self-aware. It hums and buzzes, stretches and grows with huge infusions of like-minded Patriotic Americans who are answering the summons. It’s freedom calling and once again Americans are reaching for and grasping their own part of this historical movement.

Sarah Palin at SRLC, New Orleans

There is a concerted effort out there in Marxville to discredit the Patriot Movements, trying to tie us to extremist groups. It’s the entire gamut of DeMarxist statist press with the usual low character of their reporting as their hallmark. There have also been some communications leaked, outlining intentions of infiltrating Conservative Tea Party groups for the purpose of disruption. It’s pretty much what I expected the Democrats to do. Remember all those Democrat crossover votes in open primaries that gave us John McCain as a candidate in 2008?

Watching this magnificent movement burgeon and grow has a sense of history to it. We have advocated new leadership and a clean stable in the Republican party. I’ve been gratified by seeing the sheer numbers of smart, sharp young guns making themselves heard out there in local, County and State government level. Starting soon, the attention will be focused like a laser on November and the Senate and House races.

We have some incredibly talented folks out there just like you. They have seen fit to answer their country’s call. We have huge opportunities right now to make big holes in Democrat numbers. We intend to introduce you to some of these folks. We will do some features to help out where we can. One such feature will be coming up in the next week or so.

This is starting to sound like a recruiting spiel and in a sense it is. If I can talk just one person off the sidelines and into action it’s all good. If you feel an itch in your comfort zone call your local Patriots group or Republican party officials and volunteer.
Join the April 15 tax day tea party group in your area… add your voice to ours.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Republicans In The Senate Have Work Cut Out.

Senate Republicans, present us with a unified party message prepared to lead… and you’ll have to prove yourselves out here in Patriotville. You’ll have to be ready to fight for every inch of political ground and not give an inch to the opposition. It is time to present a unified party.

Tell the local and national parties that we will not tolerate RINOs any longer… no more Lindsey Graham or John McCain sell outs. Tell the Susan Collins and Olympia Snowes that we won’t tolerate what you did to our party, or what you did to the country in your political arrogance.

The Message: We have to control the message. All too often the conservative point of view has been white noise against the clamor of main stream statist media. That’s changed, the conservative internet is getting the message out quickly and countering the leftist agitprop, so it’s a lot tougher for them to establish control over a subject and own it before we get to the party. The left will lie, fake or invent… we can only answer with truth and principle. Conservative principles always work when they’re followed.

That’s another part of the equation for Republican Senators, they have to be prepared to engage the left at a moment’s notice to ensure that the story doesn’t get buried and to counter the leftist lies. That’s how the left has operated for decades. We Conservatives let them take the message from us. We’ll have to take a page or two from their book. We can leave the stuff on lying, cheating and fraud behind.

The grass roots patriot movement, the ‘tea-partiers’, have made all the difference. They’ve made it possible for you, the Senate, to have impact now, as well as November when an increasing number of prognosticators are calling for a Republican tsunami that will sweep up both Houses. You folks in the Senate have to do everything possible to stop, suspend, detour or s-l-o-w down every single thing you can. You’re running what amounts to gorilla legislation, or maybe non-legislation, buying some time until the cavalry arrives in November.

In the meantime we’ll continue to organize in our neighborhoods and towns. The citizen march is underway. Never before in my lifetime have I seen a more intelligent, engaged and well-informed citizenry. We support our conservative candidates!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bluster, Appease, Ignore, Deny.

The four pillars of Obama’s policies… it seems that they are remarkably alike both for domestic or foreign consumption. Obama’s technique when confronted by a domestic issue is to bluster his way through when confronted… appease his way through or around the issue… ignore it and pretend not to know anything… or deny it altogether, it never happened.

Obama and Medvedev Sign.

The problem with that approach is that people watch it a few times and then they figure out that’s the only game you have, and that they are starting to think that you may not have the horsepower for the job. Something the rest of us knew a long time ago.

I keep watching one massive blunder on top of another and I’m amazed that people in the Congress who should know better aren’t being more vocal about the disaster area that is our economy. Even the densest Democrat out there instinctively feels the loom of 2010 on the horizon.

The first of the pillars works astonishingly well in dealing with those terrible bullies over in the middle east. It goes hand in hand with ‘appease’, because Obama uses that pillar more frequently than the first (bluster). The guys over there have been counting speeches too. They’ve got his entire program wired down, and they know that Obama appeasement always comes with some concession, usually to the detriment of our national interest. That and the current administration’s facility for policies detrimental to our allies, simply ignoring them entirely, and when that isn’t working deny anything to do with it and leave them to take the rap.

The astonishing part about all this is that Obama has gotten as far as he has, given that his political pantry is emptier than Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. Obama has placed this country at serious risk with his nuclear disarmament agreement with Russia… hopefully the Senate will have a whole bunch to say about this one. It’s not only a stupid idea in a world that’s got regions that are ready to go postal just about any time, but we have a world wide enemy bent on our destruction. That two-bit puppet of the Mullocracy, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has threatened war on our country. He’s not just talking about Israel, he’s talking about us. Words have meaning, we’d better listen.
Watch for Obama to run for cover on this one also… ignore/deny….

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The State Of The State = The State Of The Union.

California is looking just like its business model back in Washington… which is to say not well. We are unfortunately used to seeing governments big and small underestimate just about everything. We probably should scream like crazy about every item… but we can’t, not in the real day to day world. That’s why we hire politicians to represent us, who are supposed to look out for our interests and do the will of their voters.

It isn’t working that way, certainly here in California with our State Assembly, strongly left leaning and overrun by myriad special interests and environmental activism. Our politics are almost comical in ineptitude. Fresh from an environmental disaster that came very close to destroying the State’s Central San Joaquin Valley, our State government stood largely silent, as did the Governor, when the Feds shut off the water to the farmers citing damage to a 2″ junk fish.

The Assembly, ignoring the record unemployment figures plaguing the State, actually put forth a bill for a single payer health care for California. The bill was estimated to cost a total of as much as thirty billion dollars. This bill went bye-bye. But what was in the heads of the politicians who seriously put this bill forward at a time when most Californians are struggling to get along and many aren’t… getting along that is? It’s their responsibility… all of it.

Other than scope, the way the State is being run is very much like the way the nation is being run under Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, and that’s not very pretty either. California has ‘discovered’ that, along with the reported thirty billion dollar state budget deficit, we now have an ‘adjusted’ unfunded liability to the state’s various pension programs of three hundred and fifty billion dollars. How’s that for money management? We’re not in Obama’s class and we (no thanks to our State’s politicians) don’t have a thirteen trillion dollar black hole into which everything gets thrown, regardless of reason.

The accounting system for progressives, both in Sacramento and Washville, is measured in ‘feelgood‘ points, with which the liberal leftist salves his conscience of responsibility for virtually any act, constantly reminding all and sundry of his great good intentions, regardless of disastrous results using a model which has failed every time it has been tried.

The problem with governance is that it can’t work like that… not for long. But the other endearing quality liberals have is that of vociferously demanding money from others to fill perceived injustice, while being singularly unwilling to place their fortunes on the line… they love to spend your money.
The similarities between Sacramento and Washington are striking. The remedy remains the same.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Party Of Delusion, Not Inclusion – Intellectual Bankruptcy.

There’s a lot going on over in the Congress, and not much of it is good news for the DeMarxists and the Obama regime’s headlong rush to destroy this country using the economy. It seems that resistance to the administration’s policies is reaching new heights.

Many Democrat lawmakers from both Houses are looking at the calendar, and then for which of the bright, young and fresh Conservative challengers is zeroing in on them. What looked like a pretty good year for the Republicans not too long ago, has begun to show indications of being a game changer of historic proportions.

Seems like the RNC in a bunch of states is getting wise in looking for, and recruiting, fresh strongly conservative candidates. All across the country, wherever there is a special election the Democrats are in crisis mode. The mood of the country is ugly and getting uglier. Where there’s no special election, there’s no less trepidation given the ever decreasing time between now and November. There’s an awful lot of what were solid Democrat seats out there that are now not nearly so safe, and many are in dire peril from aggressive Conservative challenges.

What’s the difference? It’s not the RNC, though they jumped aboard the Patriot express and thus far have handled themselves well. The Patriot movement insisted that smaller government, national defense, adherence to the rule of law and the Constitution be the banner that the Conservatives carry into the elections.

The opposite seems to be true over at Utopia central. No one is happy with the tepid victory which accompanied the Democrats passing the health care bill. The Anointed One has been running all over the country trying to sell Obamacare and according to reports, not all that successfully. Seems like the President can’t make it sound like anything but what it is – a fiscal nightmare and the death of the best medical health care system in the world. The more of this bill that the American people are exposed to, the higher the resistance to it grows.

What should have been Obama’s signature accomplishment will end up being the one that causes him to be a one term President. This bill, and all the other power grabs being thrown out there, have fragmented the Democrats and their mantra of race, poverty, envy and environmental fascism. Segments of the country are suffering under unemployment rates as high as twenty per cent, with no relief in sight. These folks have long reconsidered their support of Obama and his destruction derby.

Vast numbers of people unite with the Patriots every day. The contrast is marked. The Democrat message is from a party that just teems with intellectual energy but few who know how to think. The message is worn as are the people who deliver it time after time, never noticing the sparsity of their audience. The American people want answers, not feelings and falsity.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Twentieth Century Conservative, Twenty First Century Extremist.

We are all pretty much used to the tactics of the left, and I mean left, not liberal or Democrat. The verbal abuse, the exaggeration, the revision of history, not to mention the occasional criminal damage or assault. You get acclimatized to it after a while and accept it as part of the course. There is one thing that really gets to me though, being the easy going sort of person that I am – the current trend of labeling Republicans / Conservatives / Patriots as extremists.

I differentiate between liberal/Democrat and ‘left’ because the forces that have taken over the Democrat party can hardly be compared to Andrew Jackson, Harry S. Truman or even the relatively recent Bill Clinton. I’m sure the first two of the aforementioned would turn in their graves if they could see what had become of their party, with lies, bullying tactics and a total disrespect and disregard for the Constitution all being  acceptable in their rule book.

I feel a certain sympathy for the centrists in their party now, I know a lot of liberals and they are nice enough people, although a little misguided. They just happened to be born with the extra ‘G’ chromosome (G for gullible), not something they chose.

It would be interesting to see how many of these ‘extremist tea partiers’ have, at some time in the past, voted Democrat. More than a handful, I would suggest. There’s hope for some of them yet. They don’t all want to live in a country where they are bred to serve the government, being told what they can eat, what they can drive, what they can read or who they should listen to on the radio. They still hold the belief that Rights are given by God alone, not by some wannabe fake idol who purports that we should be subservient to the elected servants of the people.

So, ‘extremist tea partiers’? Hardly. It’s like sitting on a smooth, high speed train, where you can’t feel the motion of the vehicle. You look out of the window and see the land speeding away to your right hand side. It’s not the ground base moving to the right, Mr LeftWing observer, it’s your Democrat train hurtling to the left – a train that will be going south very soon now!

(Editor Dee is sitting in for Skip today).

Monday, April 5, 2010

South Korea… Shut Up And Smile.

Barack Obama has such a touch with allies… especially allies who have very big, very tough sworn enemies breathing down their necks. Back in the day as such things went, we didn’t spend a lot of time on a breaking story that had scant information. All of that went south with the advent of the world-wide web.

I’ve found that with the net being what it is many times, sources can be searched before the various authorities involved can move in and sanitize the story. An example of that was the South Korean corvette that was sunk. Looking around I noticed immediately that very early mention had said the ship had been torpedoed. Within hours it had been scrubbed, reports had been changed to possible floating mines. Reports about a reaction and communication between the Obama White House and the South Korean Government also disappeared.

South Korean Naval Vessels Search For Survivors And Bodies From The 'Cheonan'

Obama had to muzzle the Koreans. If in fact it was a torpedo, it was a deliberate open act of war by the North. The North and South have had minor clashes going back to the end of the Korean War. This is different. This was a warship inside of South Korean waters. Forty six crewmen were lost. Since the initial stories, the focus has remained on the ship either having some sort of internal issue resulting in an explosion, or the mine story.

If the Koreans declared it to be a torpedo, they and we would have to face up to an overt and planned act of war against the South. So would Obama. The last thing this guy wants to have to do is to stand up against the North – they’re ideologically closer to Obama’s personal political inclinations. He has just completed giving in to another possible enemy, Russia, by agreeing to reduce the number of nuclear warheads in our arsenal for relatively nothing.

With the tension in the Middle East ratcheting up, with Iran, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, we are going to be in this one once it starts for sure. Not willingly, but we’ll get swept up into it before it’s over. It will be interesting to see how fast Obama runs interference for the bad guys.

Up in the North things are looking uglier than at any time since the armistice. If we get committed in Iran/Iraq, look for the North, probably at the instigation of the North’s masters in China, to try something, possibly causing us to have to reinforce the troops there in the South now. Pure speculation I agree, but don’t forget that on June 25,1950, the last thing our military command in the Far East was looking for was the North Koreans boiling across the border between the two Koreas, destroying everything in their path.

Obama’s policies are far, far more likely to put this country into a shooting conflict than if he showed some spine to our enemies. Obama just doesn’t get it. He reminds me of the kid on the playground who appeases and talks his way around the local bully instead of standing up for himself. That stuff may be ok for playgrounds. Out here where the big kids play, the thought of this lightweight bumpkin making critical blunder after blunder… somebody is going to have a real bad day.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Obama – Seventeen Minute Rambling Diatribe To Answer Tax Question.

It sounded like a 3000 page reply to a simple question from a ‘worker’, you remember that word… it’s a favorite of the left. If this was a set-up it was a good one. The question was bluntly placed and Obama launched into a seventeen minute ramble that somnolized everyone in hearing range. Sounding like a caricature of his campaign, he went right into his sales pitch selling the bill over and over. Why, if this wonder of blind legislation was so wonderful, are they having so much trouble selling this pile of garbage to their own base?

Obama at Celgard LLC, Charlotte NC.

Unless that woman was a plant placed there so that Obama had a platform from which to launch his meandering reply, Obama showed to all and sundry that once again, without his canned teleprompter gig, he’s disconnected and repetitive. This guy simply is not that good off the cuff… and when he gets off the cuff he gets out of there in a hurry.

The problem with lying is that every time you tell it it’s just a little less effective, and by now pretty much everyone except the hopeless Kool-Aid crew has, or is figuring out that, this thing is a vast smoke and mirrors snake oil. He’s a one man medicine show with plenty of Dr.Feelgood to pass around.

The problem with what he does is that he can never actually answer a direct question because if he told the truth he would have to say something like, ‘Hell yes, I’m raising taxes. I’m putting us farther in debt than all of the administrations in the history of this Republic combined. I’m going to tax you, your children and their children higher than any US government in history… and we’re going to curtail your freedoms in the process because we can’t have you making your own decisions. You might decide that you have a right to the labor of your hands or the intellectual property of your brain’.

We have one chance to stop this and turn it around… and would somebody please tell the damned dummies in the RNC to get their act together quick!! Or get out.
We’re not putting up with that weak-minded sort of sidewalk act any more.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lying And Invention – Part And Parcel Of This Administration.

You could call it creative accounting. It is certainly very wishful thinking in the face of massive evidence to the contrary, but our never-to-be-phased, ever-eager-to-invent President is out there again weaving stories out of whole cloth. His only problem is that the nation is rapidly figuring out that our would be emperor has no clothes.

Reflected in the teleprompter, Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He’s actually out there touting a 9.5% unemployment rate, which if all numbers were figured in would run somewhere near 18%, as some sort of success. In fact, if the temporary hiring for the census was subtracted the unemployment figures would be even higher than 9.5%. To the adulation of the rent-a-mob crowds, which have become de rigeur at the Anointed One’s appearances, Obama had the nerve to say that we “had turned the corner” on the recession and good times will be had by all.

Hmm… an absolutely jobless recovery… three point eight million jobs lost since the stimulus bill was passed! Commercial bankruptcies at a historical high this year, banks around the country hiding foreclosures by keeping them off the market, a government whose policies toward business is completely antithetical to the private sector, while gobbling up vast chunks of the economy with absolutely no knowledge or expertise in running any of these businesses.

What it looks like from where I sit is a flat-out Marxist takeover of our country by a Marxist ideologue who is desperate to put as many of his totalitarian policies in force as he can, before the just retribution of the people of this country can take place in November. He knows that unless he can steal voter registration or pass amnesty for illegal aliens, he and his Congress are toast – his Congress in 2010 and him in 2012.

His legacy, rather than being that of the most transformative American President, will be that of a treasonous politician who attempted to take the country to ruin and the worst President in the history of this country.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Obama’s Sniveling About Patriots And The New Media Continues.

CBS news, in keeping with the lowest standards of television news journalism, standards as low as their ratings, pandered to Barack Hussein Obama and listened to his diatribe against American citizens, patriots who would dare to speak their minds regarding Obama’s multi-trillion dollar assault on our way of life, our laws and Constitution. He continued his rant with references to conservative television (Fox News), talk radio and the Conservative internet, what is commonly referred to as the ‘blogosphere’ (a name I’ve never really cottoned on to, for what has turned out to be a very potent outlet for the dissemination of information and opinion).

Morning Show co-host Harry Smith tossed more softballs than a pitching machine, his most poignant question was enough to put any Conservative Republican in stitches. When on the basketball court with Obama, Harry actually asked Obama if he ‘could go to his right’, referring to his shooting. Obama (a leftie, cough) said he could but he 'prefers his left'. Really? We’d never have guessed, Harry.

Speaking of one of the reasons Congress severely needs to be cleaned like a moldy basement, Representative Hank Johnson (D) Georgia replaced that intellectual giant Cynthia McKinney. When referring to the number of military personnel on the central Pacific island of Guam, the Representative spoke of his concern that the island would overturn like a boat with too many people in it. He stated that the island was 7 miles long and 7 miles wide (it’s 30 miles long by from 4 to 12 miles wide).

Guam is one of our most important Pacific bases and was the scene of some of the most brutal fighting of the war between the US Marines and the forces of Imperial Japan. Fortunately for the Representative’s peace of mind, Admiral Robert Willard, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, was present to assure the Representative that this was ‘unlikely to happen’. Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

The DeMarxists’ goon tactics were in full bloom during the Patriot Rally in Searchlight, Nevada. About 30 members of IBEW showed up just in time for Andrew Breitbart to catch them on video throwing eggs at the ‘tea party express’ buses. One of the ‘gentlemen’ threatened Andrew and his camera crew with physical harm. Andrew also upped his offer for anyone who could come up with a video or audio of those two black Representatives, who claimed to be the victims of spitting and racial epitaphs from Conservative patriots at the Capitol rally during the health care voting, from 10,000 to 100,000 dollars. There have been no takers. That’s because they don’t exist. The claims, like the two gentlemen involved, are as phoney as a three dollar bill.
We need to be constantly mindful of who and what we are dealing with.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010