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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs… No Jobs! Two Million To Lose Unemployment Benefits.

It’s one of those worst-case nightmare scenarios that every worker from Maine to Hawaii has been experiencing for more than two years now, with one out of five Americans unable to find work in Barack Obama’s wonderland and unemployment benefits about to end for two million unemployed by Saturday.

Once again Congress has descended into partisan bickering, as Congressional DeMarxists attempt to add more spending to existent legislation and Republicans insisting that any additional jobless benefits be paid for by reductions in debt. It’s the classic Democrat-Republican impasse, with the American people trapped in between.

Republicans are correct in doing everything possible to reduce the DeMarxist money juggernaut which is threatening to impoverish the country for decades to come. However, the active principle should be the welfare of the people who have seen their jobs lost, due to the suicidally unwise monetary policies set in place by both Democrats and Republicans.

It cracks me up when I hear hear sage ‘economists’ pontificating that Americans are using unemployment as an ‘excuse’ for not finding jobs. Having spoken to many people over the last two years who have found themselves in the position of having lost their jobs, I can assure you that few, if any, were using unemployment as some sort of paid vacation. With rare exception, unemployment doesn’t pay enough to live or support a family on… much less make mortgage payments. The continuing waves of foreclosures are mute testimony to this.

Any Conservative will tell you that the very idea of dependence on government is repugnant indeed. But these are not normal times… with the actual unemployment figures much closer to seventeen per cent, as opposed to the meek 9.6% the government claims it to be. Job losses are much closer to great depression levels than in any recession we’ve had.
Congress should set aside their differences on this.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kagan Nomination Should Be Filibustered – Republicans, No Guts?

The very lack of information on Elena Kagan’s opinions regarding constitutional issues, which are key to this country’s survival as a free Republic, is the reason that Kagan should be dissected before Senate Republicans, carefully and in great depth.

Statements like “It’s fine if the law bans books because government won’t really enforce it” are stunning, with implications in several different directions. For one, it certainly indicates someone who has little or no respect for the Constitution, or by extension the people of this great country. It highlights the fundamental distrust of the individual right of free speech, on not only the part of the DeMarxist government, but is indicative of the inner Elena Kagan… the Obama clone who will be a rubber stamp for her Marxist boss.

There’s no longer any doubt in this country about who and what Barack Hussein Obama is and what he is trying to accomplish before he can be stopped. Elena Kagan wasn’t picked because she is a great jurist… or a jurist at all. She was picked by Obama because she is a political ideologue in the image of her boss, and can be reliably expected to follow Obama’s suicidal intentions for this country to a ‘T’.

The very fact that so much effort has gone into obscuring Kagan’s paper trail, including direct interference from the White House, is a glaring flare-lit tip-off to Republican Senators. Make no mistake… Elena Kagan favors a total ban on personal ownership of firearms. Philosophically, Kagan stands firmly with the dissenting Justices on the Supreme Court in Monday’s extension of the 2008 District of Columbia ruling in favor of an individual’s right to own and keep a firearm for self defense.

Those Justices would gladly support a total ban on firearms, such as has turned the United Kingdom into a bloody battleground, where citizens are regularly prosecuted and imprisoned for defending their own lives and property!! That’s the Elena Kagan that Republican Senators should be looking at, very carefully.

I assure you that we will be observing our Conservative Republican Senators throughout this process as well. A brilliant Jurist, Robert Bork, was destroyed by Ted Kennedy in an avalanche of lies and invective during his confirmation hearings, for no more reason than his opposition to Roe vs. Wade which is, and was, patently unconstitutional to start with… allowed by a gutless, timid Republican Senate. Sound familiar? The gutless part, that is.

Elena Kagan should be turned away. Not in revenge for the treatment of Robert Bork but because she is an out and out statist, and if not a Marxist, very closely politically and philosophically aligned with the DeMarxists. Republican Senators have the responsibility to see that only Constitutional originalists are selected for the Supreme Court. Senators, that is your responsibility to the people of this country… that is your responsibility to the Constitution.
There is a huge Constitutional Patriotic coalition out here and we are watching you as intently as we are watching the Kagan hearings.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Obamao Bank Regulation Rip-Off In Danger.

It could come down to another Teddy Kennedy finish for the 2,000 page bank regulation bill which Obamao took to Toronto, waving it in the air like a nouveau-economic Neville Chamberlain, urging the G-20 members to spend, spend, spend, just like us. Europe and Asia said… “no thanks”. His call for no country to prosper over another fell on amused but deaf ears.

Obama with other G8 nation leaders.

With European socialist countries, including Spain and Greece, coming to the abrupt realization that socialism is economically and morally broke… with echoes of Margaret Thatcher’s classic warning before parliament, “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money”… Europe has seen the light, albeit slowly and very painfully for their people.

So the Anointed One Trotskys his way around, desperately trying to permanently break the back of America’s economy… before we can get him stopped in November and out in 2012. The rest of the world, perhaps with the exception of ‘our little commie’s’ bosom bud down there in Venezuela, that famous Benito Mussolini wannabe Hugo (I’m not a thug) Chavez, realizes that spending and deficits need to be controlled before the world economy falls into a tailspin from which it may never entirely recover.

The banking bill, or as it should rightly be titled ‘The Large Banking Institution Freedom Bill’, is a 2,000 page polyglot that seeks to regulate our financial economy… every single phase of it… except for Fannie and Freddie. Gee, what a surprise! Where’s Barney?

The whole evil scheme may now be at risk, with the news today that Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) has passed on at the age of 92. Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) has said that he will not support the bill, which he originally favored the first time around, until it came out of conference committee with 15 billion of grift tacked on to it. This could put a finish to the bill for this year. Good news for Conservatives and Patriots.
Give us responsible, sensible legislation and we might support it.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Israel On the Brink – Reported Secret Base Near Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

The Saudis have facilitated the construction of a secret IAF forward base, five miles outside the city of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The Saudis and Israelis, as usual, pretend not to know each other. The Saudis have closed Tabuk airport for civilian flights for several days as the Israeli Air Force landed jet fighter aircraft and military supplies. Civilians were not told of the purpose of the closure, but were accommodated by the Saudi government elsewhere.

The base outside Tabuk, according to unconfirmed sources, is a ‘forward’ operating base for combat assault helicopters along the ‘corridor’ that has been created for the free passage of IAF combat assets on their way into Iran… greatly reducing the distance that Israeli aircraft would have to travel to reach their targets in Iran. There can be no greater indication of the fear that Iran has caused among the middle east Arab states than that there is not one word of invective or protest against the ‘zionist occupiers’, which is an Islamic catch-word for all things Israeli.

It is ironic in the extreme that scrappy little Israel is not only in the position of having to save itself, but will be existentially carrying the banner of the crescent into combat for the solidly anti-Israeli, but timid, Arab states who seriously fear an Iranian hegemony over the region enforced by an Iranian thermonuclear threat. This is the latest in a long series of preparations that have resulted in Iran quickly shifting large numbers of combat troops from the home guard, tanks, artillery and missile assets closer to the north-western border and into the Caspian region, in what is described by the Iranian high command as a state of war.

Israel’s recent additions to its defensive/offensive capability include a new secret combat satellite system launched into low earth orbit on June 24. The Israeli military would only say that the new satellite, Ofek 9, has unprecedented military capabilities. Ofek joins two other Israeli satellites presently in orbit and has Tehran in a quandary, as the resolution from the orbiting satellites is said to be less than a meter. You can run but you can’t hide, seems to be the message.

The United States has several naval carrier strike forces including an anti-submarine strike group and amphibious landing ‘Expeditionary Strike Group 5′, which includes elements of the United States Marine Corps 15th Expeditionary Brigade from Camp Pendleton, California, said to number some 6,000 Marines and sailors. With American, German, Israeli and Canadian Naval assets now in position and Israeli land air and sea assets at the ready, it would seem that hostilities are imminent. Combat-ready troops cannot be kept at an extreme state of alert for long periods in advance of an assault… it tends to take their edge off.

Further, I don’t think that at this point the Mullahs could get off the hook if they rolled over and said they’d make nice… it’s gone much farther than that now. In addition, the government has lost control of the country’s nuclear weapons programs which have been taken over by fanatical home guard units, as the Iranians rush to the finish line for their Islamo-bomb.

Can they be as blind to their situation as Saddam Hussein was during the American preparations for taking out his regime? Only time will tell, but time is running out for the Iranians.
God bless America, Israel and our other allies in this ugly but very necessary task.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ahh–Ha-Ha-Ha-Haa…Wipeout! – WSJ/NBC Poll.

DeMarxists in Congress are accelerating their totalitarian lockstep to steal your country away from you before the mid-term elections will sweep them from power in both Houses and put an abrupt end to their dreams of a communist America. I’m getting really tired of reading mush-headed, mealy-mouthed writers who haven’t the courage of their supposed convictions. Liberal-Progressive (the favored term du jour of our little red friends)-Socialist-Leninist-Marxist-Communist. These terms are completely interchangeable.

Barney Frank and Chris Dodd

There’s a classic pic of the intrepid duo of Barney (The Banking Queen) Frank and his bud, Chris (Cretin) Dodd coming out of the White House, with Frank looking like he just finished doing what he does best, according to rumors around the beltway… pulling his pants back up. Not surprising, given we are talking about the guy whose male prostitute boyfriend was running a gay brothel out of Frank’s Washington Condo. (Has anybody cleared this dude with the health dept?) Hey, Obama… want everybody in the country tested for AIDS/HIV? No need to look any farther than your own backyard for a start.

Amazing. The statists still haven’t figured out that the vast number of people in this country are, have been and, God willing, always will be in committed monogamous relationships. The DeMarxists put much into the effort to make you think differently, as the destruction of the moral fabric of America is, if not the most important item on their agenda, very close to it.

Barney Frank is a totally despicable human being. That he now has the nerve to hammer banking regulation when he was one of the principal architects of the mortgage banking crash is chutzpah to a spectacular degree.

Special note to the liberal hack/anarchists sitting in their mamas’ basements taking shots at people like Dee and myself : now that’s a personal attack.

Unfortunately, I see absolutely no way to remove Frank from his cozy little gerrymandered sinecure any time soon. The best we can do is to isolate the little toad and send him shrieking into the background.

After delineating a really grim assessment, WSJ/NBC Democrat pollster Peter Hart, in part, had this to say, “a really ugly mood and an unhappy electorate” – happily for Conservatives, which now outnumber their radical statist opposites by more than two to one. Mr Hart has masterfully understated the absolute rage boiling just under the surface out here in the hinterlands.

Something with equal downside potential is the DeMarxist failed attempt at driving wedges into the ever-more-powerful Conservative/Patriot/TeaParty/Republican coalition, which they attempted to fragment with the old Bill Clinton – Ross Perot third party siren song. Didn’t work. Next, they attempted to demonize the people they perceived to be the ‘leaders of the movement’. Uh-uh, that hasn’t worked either. They’re afraid to go home and face their constituents.

I guess the only tactic left to them would be the scorched-earth policy of trying to steal the election— a very risky move given the mood of the country, but a typical communist desperation tactic, which in any country other than this one would have reasonable expectation of success.
America is on the march… and it’s not the Obamao lockstep either.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Obama Cupboard Is Bare.

The statist press is at its wits end. Their own spin machine is having a harder and harder time getting anyone to listen. So, the only thing left to them is to descend into the journalistic death-spiral of harsher and harsher invective, vituperation and baseless personal attack.

As an aside, I think that our supposed journalism schools graduate few journalists, as we understand the term. What we see coming out of school, more often than not, are ideologically indoctrinated leftist political hacks, working in the guise, no matter how shallow, of objective reporting. In point of fact, the lame stream press is a victim of its own success. They carried the hard left’s water for so long that Americans turned them off and tuned them out. The white noise of their constant drum beating, ‘Chicken Little’ sociopathy and ill-disguised anti-American messages  lost them the audience they once had all to themselves. It was lost to them in direct proportion to the elapsed time from the shameful political sellout of the war in Vietnam, which cemented the symbiotic relationship of the media and the Demarxists.

We think of the advent of the internet and internet journalism as being the turning point. Actually, the country’s gradual awareness of the paucity of factual news and objective opinion without the Socio-Marxist agenda preceded the internet. Americans were turned off and disgusted by the lame stream press and the gradual recognition of the clear and present danger to our Republic. What occurred was that the internet, internet journalism and the phenomenon known as the internet blogosphere, largely took the message away form the left. Exposing the radical Marxist agenda of the symbionts and their Marxist masters became the mission of internet journalism.

When Barack Hussein Obama came on the scene the situation was ripe for citizen revolt against the now obvious intent of the left. A mindless, headlong rush towards totalitarianism by the DeMarxists produced the citizen revolt we are experiencing in the Conservative Patriot movement, which is now sweeping the nation. The Patriot groups and the Tea Party activists are not nearly as fragmented as the left tries hard to portray. Even the knotheads in the RNC have figured out that they don’t have the reins on this. We’ve had it with a lot of them too. We want leadership, not deals! Can you hear me, John? Can you hear me, Lindsey?

This, I think, is one of the great differences between ‘us and them’. Responsible journalists will be as quick to condemn their own when they see wrongdoing as the political opposition. Journalism is, or should be, the process of truth seeking. Barack Hussein’s cupboard is the lame stream symbiont.
That’s why the cupboard is as empty as the Marxist message itself.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Most Despised President In History – US Military No Confidence.

I want to thank my editor, Dee, for covering for me yesterday and delivering a really excellent article. I had a summer bug (summer?, what summer?) creep up and bite me hard. I’d forgotten the joys of childhood viruses (my daughter is five). I can’t wait for school start.

The published lame stream reports are, as usual, full of baloney. There is a mystery here… so what I’m going to say is based on intimate knowledge of the military and military tradition. Obama had to get rid of McChrystal. He was not only a very fine theater commander, well liked by his soldiers and the Afghani government, but he was effective ultimately, that’s why he had to go. He makes Obama and the clown college look very bad.

Obama and Gen. McChrystal aboard Air Force One, October 2009.

Had Barack Hussein Obama given General McChrystal the complete support he asked for when he asked for it, we would be looking at a fragmented, largely defeated Taliban. Due to the Anointed One’s foot-dragging and interference we are now in danger of losing in Afghanistan, something we cannot afford to do. That Obama is afraid to challenge his handlers in Pakistan is no new story. The Taliban has been staging and training in Pakistan, or as our closet muslim pronounces it, PAAK(I)STAAN, for years.

General McChrystal is a four-star general steeped in military tradition. He is a man to the very core of his being. That’s much more than can be said for his Commander in Chief. One of the prime duties of a general officer’s staff is to limit access to their boss. Otherwise, it would be like being ‘nibbled to death by ducks’.
I served for a time directly under a Brigadier General at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, one of the two basic training centers in the Marine Corps. The depots always have been targets for leftists and leftist writers, because of ongoing issues of supposed ‘brutality’ against recruits. There have been some abuses in the past… few and far between given the number of recruits who successfully complete “boot camp”, thereby earning the title of US Marine. Is it tough training? You bet. It has to be. Almost every Marine can be guaranteed to be committed to combat at some point in his career. No reporter was allowed to get anywhere near the Brigadier without going through the Depot Information Office. The General’s staff, just like in the Army, are a tight-lipped bunch.

That’s where the disconnect in this story comes from. Why would a theater commander allow a leftist-leaning reporter for Rolling Stone access to him or his staff? According to published reports Michael Hastings, in his his article titled “The Runaway General”, was given unprecedented access to McChrystal and a dinner in Paris attended by Mrs McChrystal, the General and his staff. Supposedly, some of the staff ‘got hammered’ and started giving Hastings an earful… Stanley McChrystal said nothing. So that makes most of the reporting out there dead wrong from the start.

That McChrystal is responsible for his subordinates regardless, and did nothing to rein in his troops, leads me to believe that McChrystal used the incident to highlight the great danger in which Obama and his administration have placed our troops, the mission, and thereby the nation, due to their foot-dragging incompetence… and may I be so bold as to add… their cowardly treason against our country. I believe he saw it as his duty to to the military and the country. I believe that McChrystal allowed this to happen, knowing full well he would be relieved.

To many people Afghanistan is but a name, but if you want to see how Barack Hussein has sabotaged our efforts there just look at the obstructionism towards cleaning up the oil in the Gulf… where Obama’s efforts to further destroy our economy through that cretin Ken Salazar are costing the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans and further devastating the already badly damaged Gulf economy.

The catalog of Obama’s sins grows longer by the day, as does the urgency of the DeMarxists to complete the country’s destruction from within before November. Just in case anyone asks, Barack Hussein Obama is not fit to polish Stanley McChrystal’s shoes. There’s been much blather in the statist press about General MacArthur and Truman, Lincoln and General McClellan. Truman had no choice but to relieve MacArthur, who wanted to carry the Korean war into China and openly advocated using nuclear weapons. Lincoln removed McClellan for repeatedly refusing to advance his troops, despite overwhelming superiority in numbers.

Our military is the finest in the world being led by the worst Commander in Chief in history.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Leave The Personal Insults To The Left.

South Carolina Rep. Nikki Haley achieved a convincing victory in the gubernatorial runoff, but not without having to endure the all-too-common slur campaign and personal attacks. She will now face Democrat Vincent Sheheen in November.

Nikki Haley and family celebrate.

What makes the story so sickening is the fact that some of the character assassinations were from Republicans. A conservative blogger, Will Folks, made allegations of a most extreme nature, the details of which I will not recount here as I find them deeply offensive. Perhaps he thought it would give him the fifteen minutes of fame that he craves, something becoming ever more elusive to bloggers given the rapidly increasing numbers of political commentators on the internet. Whatever the reason, the possible damage caused to the Haley family and the Republican Party’s chances are inexcusable.

I asked Skip recently how he can laugh off some of the biting personal remarks that he receives from ‘liberal’ readers – an amazing feat of psychology on their part, as they don’t know the first thing about him, other than his political views. Of course, they are always way off the mark… the usual references to ‘racist’, ‘KKK’, along with the obligatory comparisons of the present situation to the Bush era (will they still be doing that in the 22nd century?) and demonization of the Tea Party. Possibly, Skip’s Marine training taught him to ignore the petty verbal attacks and concentrate on the real battle.

Jake Knotts

I tend to take things more personally, which also includes derogatory remarks aimed at others who do not deserve such treatment. Which leads me to Jake Knotts. Said as a joke, Mr. Knotts? While I seriously question the predilections of the President, Nikki Haley does not deserve this sort of bigotry from a member of her own party. Perhaps a touch of jealousy of a lady who is talented and could well go on to greater things. Do us all a favor, Mr. Knotts… leave the name-calling and personal attacks to the Democrats, you shame the Republican Party.

Earlier today, I read an article about the USA soccer team. It listed the players, along with their ethnic origin. To me, it encapsulated the spirit of the United States. Eleven players with different ancestral nationalities, two of which are naturalized citizens themselves. When they come together, they do so under one flag – the flag of the United States of America. That is the basis of American exceptionalism. The desire of people of all ethnic backgrounds to succeed, to help the country succeed by their efforts and, most importantly, to uphold the principles laid down in the Constitution.

We would like to wish Nikki Haley all the best for November, and good luck to Team USA later today. To both, ‘Go get ‘em!’

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Empirical Obama – A Portrait In Failure.

Obama is as great a failure as he was a worldwide sensation during the 2008 presidential campaign. Absolutely nothing is going right for the Anointed One. Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s hit guy, has served Barack Obama as loyally as anyone could have. Now, it seems, Rahm is having second thoughts, though he roundly denies it. According to sources at the Telegraph, Rahm may be considering leaving the administration because of his inability to penetrate the hard core ideologues that Barack Obama has surrounding him.

Rahm Emanuel

True or not, it’s an indication of the turmoil that is rampant in the administration. The problem with radical ideology is that it prevents objective discourse and is antithetical to anything beyond its narrow focus. Obama’s inner circle have no credentials for running anything at all, much less the country. The Obama administration has introduced policy after policy, right out of ‘Das Kapital’ and Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’.

First of all, Americans aren’t that sold on socialism. We never have been. Americans have a reservoir of rugged individuality that socialism cannot fathom or tolerate. Barack Obama doesn’t understand it either. He has not now, nor has he ever, had a patriotic connection to this country. I wrote yesterday that Obama hates and despises this country. I firmly believe that. A look at the contempt visible on his and Michelle’s faces tell the graphic story. These are angry people with an agenda to remake the society in their own image. These are people who sat in front of a radical black liberation theology (read communist) preacher for twenty years. If you listen to hate spiel long enough it rubs off… and it shows.

Americans in recent decades are said to have been dumbed down, and looking at the political indoctrination centers we call our public schools it’s easy to believe. The problem for the DeMarxists is that America wasn’t quite as glued to the lame stream media as they thought we were. It was our national disgust with Washington business-as-usual on both sides of the aisle that spawned the Constitutional patriot movements.

When Americans came to the party we did so with typical American pragmatism. The patriot movements have gained huge followings and have inspired America to fight back as never before. We’re not taking it from the Marxists and we won’t tolerate it on our side either. Americans have a thing for truth. It’s how we live our lives. The DeMarxists have done everything possible to destroy the civil society and the nation rejected it out of hand. Obama rolled out his world-shaking agenda and America said hell no!
Obama managed to pass the health care bill with deceit, fraudulent legislative trickery and bribery. The universal unpopularity of the bill, passed against the will of the people, will prove to be Obama’s downfall. Americans really hate being lied to.

Republicans have been far more effective at blocking DeMarxist programs than their numbers would indicate. The Conservative patriot movement has provided the push-back to the Barack Hussein Obama socialist agenda and Americans are swarming to the Conservative Patriot banner.

Watching Obama’s pathetic response to the Gulf oil fiasco is an education in itself. His drilling moratorium may prove to be the anchor around the neck of his administration. Obama’s willingness to use the EPA to shackle the remainder of the US economy, when he couldn’t accomplish Cap and Tax legislatively, has Americans really ticked off.

DeMarxists all over the nation are scrambling to cover their tracks before November. Guess what? It’s too late. We know who you are, and we’ll make sure the rest of the country knows just exactly who you are well before November.
We’re going to take our country back.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fatherhood – The Noble Calling.

In this time of ever more dangerous geopolitical situations around the world and with Islamo-fascists on the march, here at home we have an out of control US Government. A government under the control of Neo-Marxist ideologues that are attempting to steal my children’s future. That’s made it personal. As we used to say in the Marine Corps, stand by. You have a lot to answer for.

I read Barack Obama’s Fathers Day speech. I can’t fault him for it, until I think about the man himself. Barack wrote about fatherhood. Well and good. He is the father of two little girls. Barack Obama never had that very special relationship that exists between a father and his son.

Barack Sr. and Barack Jr.

He scarcely knew his birth father, Kenyan muslim Barack Hussein Obama Sr., meeting only once when in 5th grade and finally before his father’s death when Barry was 22. Barack’s mother was three months pregnant when she married Barack Sr., not knowing that he already had a wife and children in Kenya. Ann Dunham divorced Barack Sr. two years later. She then met and married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian muslim. They moved to Jakarta, where they lived for four years before Ann and Lolo were divorced and Ann, Barry and his half-sister returned to Hawaii. Ann Dunham was sort of a loose cannon, whose parenting came secondary to her academic studies.

Lolo Soetoro, Ann Dunham, Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro.

Barack was raised by his grandparents in Hawaii, where he was mentored by the communist activist Frank Marshall Davis through his formative years. I’m not dissecting poor Barry’s background… but in his own words Barack Obama said he felt a ‘sense of abandonment’ as a child… no small wonder. Obama also stated that, “At the time of his death my father remained a myth to me, both more and less than a man”. This is a telling statement and explains much about that cold and detached demeanor Obama has. It also explains why Barack Obama has no patriotic attachment to this country. In essence, we have an outsider running our country. Barack Obama does not love this country… he hates and despises America. His actions speak so much louder than words.

I was also the product of a broken home, my mother having died when I was 14 months old. My father was never in the picture and in fact I never met him until I was an adult. I had dedicated and loving grandparents who raised my brother and I. I will forever be profoundly grateful and humbled by their sacrifices for us. My Grandfather was old-country in every sense. He led by example and through that he taught us of his great love and respect for his adopted country. Those seeds were to find fertile ground with me.

I’m not comparing my situation with that of Barack Hussein. I’ve been blessed beyond all measure, with my two sons and my five year old daughter. We have very special relationships. A mother's love and nurturing care cannot be understated… but the relationship of a father to his children is something that is rare and beautiful.

So to all of you out there I wish you a happy Fathers Day… go hug your kids and tell them how much you love them.
Hopefully, next Fathers Day will find us on our way to recovery sans a DeMarxist Congress. We can then aid our President by giving him plenty of time for his kids, by retiring him in 2012.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

To See Obama’s Vision For America, Watch Chavez Workers’ Paradise.

The shadows of failed communist states lie across millions of dead whose mute testimony will forever stain the fabric of the world. Devastation, murder and hunger are its tools. Lies and deceit are its hallmark. The shackles of penury and forced servitude its only legacy. It’s hard, even now that eighteen months have passed, to believe that Americans did not see through the sophomoric visions of sugarplum fairies that spewed from Barack Hussein Obama’s swiveling head.

Obama and Chavez

It was readily apparent that Barack Hussein was in deep water when he spoke extemporaneously. His handlers were very careful to limit his exposure to the public and the press. He was careful to stay on message most of the time. Still, those of us who looked past the carefully canned performances, that were more reminiscent of the glory days of the old Filmore West than a political party and populace in search of a presidential candidate, were able to garner much of Barack Hussein Obama’s real intention for the country.

Conservative writers were savaged for showing America just what and who Obama really was. We were called racist and told that we were obstructionists toward the Anointed One’s magical agenda, in which promises fell like blossoms and government largesse showered down from above. Most of the country figured out Barack Obama pretty quickly when we saw 800 billion dollars vanish, after watching the misappropriation of 700 billion dollars in TARP funds.

Watching Obama’s alter-ego down in Venezuela I got the definite impression that Obama was, if not jealous of what Hugo Chavez was able to do without the pesky interference of a Constitution and a Bill of Rights, at least eager to emulate brother Chavez here in this country. Chavez has destroyed the private sector in his country… as Obama is working hard to do here. Chavez has crippled the energy sector of Venezuela. Nation-wide power outages and brownouts are common, while Chavez breaks the backs of his people with massive taxation.

Now reports are coming out of Venezuela of food shortages and looming hunger. The army has been ordered to confiscate food stores to distribute ‘to the poor’ through special government stores, while 80,000 tons of foodstuffs lie rotting in Government warehouses. Stark testimony to this totalitarian government’s failure to deal with even the most basic issues.

Don’t kid yourselves… it could happen here! It might, if we don’t disavow ourselves of this wannabe dictator and all who espouse this pernicious philosophy of oppression and slavery.
This is Barack Hussein Obama’s vision for America… his communist vision.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Republicans, Wake The Heck Up!

Here we go again. Axiom number 1: Never ever discount a Republican’s ability to shoot himself in the foot and take the party down with him. Axiom number 2: In any given conflict don’t stand up and fight, simply cannibalize one of your own. Axiom number 3: Why fight when you can roll over and make nice with the Marxists?

It’s beginning to look sickeningly familiar. The DeMarxists consistently defend their own to the last gasp, no matter how heinous the malfeasance… and get away with it time after time. Why? Aside from the automatic smoke screens thrown up by the lame stream media to baffle the boobs and cover for the statists, the real reason is that our Republican leadership still has too many gutless wonders. These cretins would happily sell out their constituents, to avoid the unpleasantness of actually standing up to the Marxist-Leninists who are stealing our freedoms.

One of the real reasons for the emergence of the Tea Party/Patriot Movement is just that. We watched the Republican ‘Old Guard’, under George Bush, set the table for Barack Obama. Throughout, we watched Republicans beat their own up time after time, while allowing Democrats to get away with incident after incident by their silence.

Joe Wilson gestures.

Republicans allowed one of their finest to be destroyed for the awkward use of a word that’s not even in the English language. Moral cowardice. It’s a creeping disease that rots from within. A Republican Congressman, albeit a freshman, told Barack Hussein Obama just exactly what the rest of us were thinking… that he was a liar. Representative Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, had it right. His burst of emotion on the House floor was something Republicans, Conservatives and Independents had been starved of.

Joe Barton questions BP CEO Tony Hayward

The Republicans had the opportunity to stand tall and tell a lying President that he was just that. Instead, in the manner of true cowards, they allowed the DeMarxists to control the message. Representative Joe Barton, R-Texas, stated that Obama had shaken down British Petroleum for 20 billion dollars. Once again, it’s true.. it is a shakedown. British Petroleum acknowledged from the beginning that it was responsible. It needed no grandstanding Chicago thug telling them what had to be done.

The Republicans fell all over themselves trying to be the first one to condemn Representative Barton. The Republican leadership even went as far as to threaten his committee chairmanship. I’m really disappointed in some of the people we thought were the new Conservative Republican party leadership. Jim DeMint for one. I’ve supported you from the beginning. But if you don’t get it together now and start fighting for us and for your own, you’ll find the virtual unanimous support you now enjoy dissolving. Jim, you were wrong on this one. It was a shakedown. It was presented just like a shakedown by one who had plenty of experience doing it as a ‘community organizer’.

We’re looking for Conservative warriors, not milquetoast Republican deal makers.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Jobs Are Bustin’ Out All Over – Obama Said So.

The latest unemployment figures give the big lie to the DeMarxists’ oft repeated claims to job creation. People are getting very weary of the constant drumbeat of propagandized lies coming out of the administration. What is obvious is that the pace of job layoffs has not slowed. The government’s efforts at double and triple book-keeping, to make temporary census jobs look like a huge boost in employment, is typical of how Obama’s operation works. Real job growth has not gone anywhere but down. Obama’s punishing policies toward private business will not abate until we defeat the DeMarxists in November.

The government has grown itself by 400,000, while at the same time a worse than anemic 41,000 jobs were created in the private sector. Any rational economist, heck, anyone who stayed awake through high school economics would look at those two figures and see what an immense disconnect they really represent.
400,000/41,000. It looks for all the world like something we would have seen reported out of the old Soviet Union, not the United States of America.

After TARP… after the 800 billion stimulus… after Cash for Clunkers, which ended up costing taxpayers around $24,000 per vehicle turned in… after all of the other loser ‘programs’ with huge amounts of unaccountable money being diverted to interest groups and political cronies. Don’t they call that fraud?. I guess it doesn’t count if you’re a DeMarxist ‘friend of Obama’.

After all this, another 475,000 jobs have been lost so far this year. The home construction industry took another hit, after the artificially inflated figures supplied by the tax credit which was offered to home buyers expired with the program and those home sales cleared the books.

There are no jobs out there in a lot of fields. I know one guy in particular, who is well qualified in his field with an excellent resume. He’s sent out over four hundred resumes without a single job offer. There are some 900,000 people whose unemployment benefits will run out unless Congress gets its act together. These people want jobs, not unemployment, but right now it’s all they’ve got.

Analysts are beginning to talk about a double-dip recession, a grim prospect for a citizenry that’s been battered by two plus years of economic chaos. The farther we get towards November the more transparent Obama’s schemes become. I have a sense that Americans are waiting with bated breath… when the time comes to go to the polls in November, there is going to be a historic sea change. The American people will lead in taking back our country from the Marxists. We will then turn our thoughts to a one-term Obama.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Illusory Mister Obama And His Magic Stash.

Watching Barack Obama neatly separate British Petroleum from some twenty billion dollars to be administered by an independent party, Obama’s pay tsar, Kenneth Feinberg, has been called to lend the veneer of respectability to the ‘distribution’ of the funds to gulf oil victims.

Kenneth Feinberg

This move is to forestall the criticism sure to come from the right, who claim that much of the TARP bailout and 800 billion dollar stimulus funds were wasted and misused. So much money was directed on the basis of political quid pro quo and cronyism, that an accurate accounting for the American people would be difficult. If anyone out there doesn’t think that Democrats divert what money they can, they had better check their reality meter.

It reminds me of the woman in Florida during the campaign, who said in front of network cameras that she was going to vote for Obama because then she wouldn’t have to worry about her mortgage or car payments any more, as Obama is going to take care of everything. Asked by an intrepid news hawk where Obama was going to get the money she replied that she didn’t know… after a pause she said, “He’s going to get it from his stash.” That the woman was entirely sincere in what she believed says worlds about Obama’s support base.

British Petroleum has behaved pretty well so far, given the obstructionism presented by the ineffectual Obama administration. Twenty billion dollars is a pretty substantial surety towards British Petroleum’s good behavior. The administration could have done much to ameliorate the problem by moving first and talking later. A rapid marshaling of the nation’s emergency resources, placed at the disposal of the people best suited to deal with the well blow out, would have put us far in advance of where we stand today, at least in terms of combating the oil already loose in the gulf.

Obama’s great illusion of green energy. It’s the left’s holy grail. It’s non-existent technology that will not now, or for the foreseeable future, provide more than a fraction of our energy requirements. Obama’s rigid ideological drive is focused on destroying the energy sector of this country along with our economy, to rebuild it into the twisted vision of Obama and the DeMarxist Congress.
Obama’s ‘stash’ is your future, the futures of your children and the futures of their children.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama’s House Of Mirrors.

As essential as the omnipresent teleprompters, the canned audiences and the hard left rhetoric, the house of mirrors shows Obama in all his manifestations. Each a different portrait of a presidency that is illusory and fragmentary. Each a facet of what drives this determined Marxist ideologue.

Having sprung from hard left roots, he knows nothing else. Having come through Chicago’s Daley machine, he’s not at all adverse to strong-arming or intimidating those who do not fall in line behind his grand Keynesian redistribution schemes. We saw how great that works with the 800 billion dollar stimulus. The money went to all the wrong places for all the wrong reasons. It became a political crony slush fund, with major paybacks to the public sector unions that were so instrumental in his ascendancy to the presidency.

Eight weeks ago, British Petroleum experienced the worst well blowout in national history. It appears that Obama and most of his administration were just out of focus from the moment word got to them of the potential disaster. There are laws and response protocols in place that would have gotten the ball rolling in the right direction, but they were ignored.

There aren’t many saints in this tale. You can’t blame BP for wanting to minimize their exposure and that’s evidenced by early reports from BP, placing the volume of the leakage from the well at 5,000 gallons a day. They can be faulted if, as the subsequent investigation shows, they skipped a couple of (according to petroleum experts) safety procedures deemed expendable because of time and money pressures… this well was in the hole for millions of dollars when the explosion occurred.

Obama wants BP to place up to twenty billion dollars in an escrow account to be administered by an ‘independent’ auditor, no doubt to be appointed by Obama. Another DeMarxist slush fund. You can’t give alcohol to an alcoholic and expect him not to get drunk. Obama has every intention of strong-arming BP CEO Tony Hayward. Hayward doesn’t have to do what Obama wants, but BP has other business with the US and may not want to forfeit this. As a matter of fact, there’s some question of whether Obama’s ‘escrow account’ demand is legal at all.

Obama’s speech yesterday was singularly bland and uninspiring. There’s no way that Barack Hussein Obama is going to shake this loose by election time. Another thing Obama should consider is the health of BP. He is planning on fleecing them plenty. At some point in time it may behoove them to explore bankruptcy. Obama’s golden goose may escape. Understand… I’m not absolving BP of responsibility. Far from it. But Barack Obama should not be given another vast pool of money with which to pay off political cronies or supporters, in the guise of aid to the stricken gulf coast.

If escrow account there is to be, then it should be stipulated that none of it goes to anything but aid to the gulf coast victims and not to the public unions and Demarxist political hacks.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

EPA’s Assault On America.

So much of the country’s attention has been focused on the economy, zero job growth and just trying to make from day to day that it’s easy to overlook things that don’t seem to affect you directly. Such is the ubiquitous and ever present EPA.

The Environmental Protection Agency has its tentacles throughout America and a regulatory stranglehold on a huge percentage of our economy. That translates to lost jobs, lost businesses and regulatory interference on every level of industry. Now the EPA is going to charge you for a fertilizer. No CO2, no life. “Greenhouse gases” are a myth, spawned by the worst kinds of scientific charlatanism and sleight of hand. The major greenhouse gas is water vapor. Care to try that one out?

The EPA has eighteen thousand employees around, just waiting to stick it to the contractor or business owner. The EPA is a classic example of bureaucracy run amok. It is to business and industry what Fannie and Freddie are to the mortgage market. All bureaucracies exist to serve themselves. This monstrous entity sucks the lifeblood of the nation, and in conjunction with the radical environmentalists attempt to use the green label to further their aims. Now if they are permitted to, they will have the choke hold on our lives that the Demarxists have been seeking, along with the shackles that are in the health care bill.

EPA, radical greens, radical environmental groups, and of course let us not forget our DeMarxist Congressional friends, all have the same agenda. It is the destruction of the United States of America, through a contrived and engineered collapse of our entire economy. They came breathtakingly close to succeeding. They might yet if we don’t come together as Americans to stop them.

The Conservative Patriot movement must lead the way to November… Get out the phones, contact your precinct and volunteer your help, support your Conservative Republican candidates. There’s absolutely no reason to not help out where you can. November just could be the most important election in the history of our country.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hey Big Spender! Obama Must Have $50 Billion, It’s An Emergency!

It’s a saga that would have challenged the imagination of an ancient Nordic bard… the dragon, the perfidious gods, the legendary heroes, the evil villains… sorry folks, there’s no maxi-sized soprano hoisting a spear and shield in this one.

Barack Hussein Obama is presiding over the worst economy and economic outlook since the great depression. There are some that would argue that we’re already there. After helping to engineer the collapse of the mortgage banking industry, the same people who were screaming ‘hang the bankers’ are the same ones who repeatedly blocked investigation and regulation of the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Our president was on that list, along with a who’s who of Congressional DeMarxists.

So they create the disaster, howling through the megaphone of the statist lame stream media at the same time, saying we have to have this money today. Right now. The sky is falling! Then they say that only we can save you, and that the only way to end the daily worsening recession is to pump an immense infusion of currency into the economy. We were assured on a daily basis of immediate and long range job growth— any day now— hold on… any second now.

800 billion dollars and eighteen months later and we are in far worse shape than we should be… this is intentional. The 800 billion didn’t go out to the marketplace, where it would have generated investment in business and thereby jobs in the private sector. The money went instead to states and municipalities. The money didn’t go to help Americans… it went to public employee unions. It went to states. Not to help solve their fiscal funding or to reign in the unions, whose underfunded/unfunded retirement obligations have threatened to bankrupt states and cities alike, but to pump money into the same losing programs and administrations time after time.

The government grew by four hundred thousand jobs, as opposed to forty one thousand jobs created in the private sector during the same period. What’s with that picture?
Barack is having one heck of a time convincing America that we have to have another 50 billion to ‘keep police, firefighters and teachers working’.
This is code for: The stimulus money is all gone. What do we do now, chief?

This is desperation spending. Obama knows that he’d better get it now if he can. Come November, things could change dramatically.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Turning Point? Israel, The Way Is Open.

Saudi Arabia is afraid. It’s afraid enough to give Israel a safe corridor through their airspace. The prospect of a nuclear armed Iran has not only the Saudis, but virtually every other country in the region in a panic. Clearing the way for the Israelis, the Saudis ran several drills to ensure that their air defenses would stand down in the event the Israelis decide to go.

The question would be whether Israel wishes to waste valuable time waiting for Washington’s latest lame foray in placation policy. Israel may not want to give the go to the operation to remove Iran as a nuclear threat without the blessings of Washington, but the way Obama drags his feet, the Israelis should really consider going with or without Washington’s approval. Lead, follow, but get the hell out of my way. Maybe if Israel goes ahead they’ll drag the very timid Barack behind them. Not a likely scenario. What is apparent is that Obama will favor Islamists over his allies and countrymen. In fact it just begs the question again, just who or what is Barack Hussein Obama working for?

I heard Tom Marr of WCBM, Baltimore, refer to Obama as having to defer to his ‘inner muslim’. Sadly, I think it makes a lot of sense in view of Obama’s barely concealed dislike of Israel and Jews.
Regardless of what Mr. Obama wants Israelis to do, they must do what they have to do to ensure the survival of their nation.
We owe them that. The world owes them that.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Obama Ignores – Stalls Oil Removal Assets.

When this gulf oil deal started I found my inner self in slight sympathy with the administration. After all, they hadn’t asked for this catastrophe any more than had George Bush when Katrina burst across his horizon. It didn’t take my inner self long to shed the sympathy as I saw Obama mangle it from the git go.

BP CEO Tony Hayward and Barack Obama

The problem with the office of the presidency is that there is no primer for leadership. Jimmy Carter gave us ‘stagflation’ and told us all to expect less and put on our sweaters. What Barack Obama has afflicted on the economy and the nation makes Jimmy look like a Reagan supply-sider. I needn’t go through the laundry list of Obama’s trail of depredation through our society, every internet journalist has listed them numerous times.

Those of us not under the thrall of the mystique of Barry Hussein were excoriated in the lame stream press. His background was quite adequate for the job we were assured. Why, hadn’t he run an entire campaign? Short answer: No. Barry was handled from beginning to end. If there was a single original thought in his campaign, I’ve yet to discover it.

Now, while Obama would much rather be elsewhere, perhaps schmoozing with Comrade Hugo or genuflecting before the thugocracies of the world, community organizing and strong-arming businesses and municipalities under the guise of fundraising, Chicago style, will only take you as far as the first genuine emergency requiring lightning decisions and split-second response. That’s where it all falls apart, because the real world intrudes with real events that change our lives in a heartbeat.

Obama was tested and found wanting in front of the world. His participation was grudging and at arms length. His administration spent eleven days doing nothing much other than send out platoons of lawyers, while leaving the states most heavily affected with zero support. Obama’s clown college has spent all of its time harrumphing at BP and desperately seeking to blame somebody… anybody other than themselves, that is.

Obama has stiffed the states who are begging for oil absorbent booms and oil skimmers, which are now waiting in several locations. The Dutch offered several large ships outfitted as oil sweepers and this offer was also ignored. Why would Obama deny these assets to the people of the gulf?
We have to ask again… Obama, who are you working for?

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

EPA Tyranny – Republicans Hold Firm, Some Democrats Help.

Ok, it’s just like we talked about months ago, when rumors of Barack Hussein Obama’s back up plan for Cap and Tax started surfacing. Obama, never one to do anything out in the open when something underhanded will serve, is going to tax the very life out of you and your family. He is going to accomplish, by regulatory fiat, that which he could not accomplish legislatively.

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, talks about efforts to block the EPA from imposing climate regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency is a non-elected unaccountable bureau of radical environmentalists, whose very existence has become a liability for America’s economy and, ultimately, our security. The EPA was started in 1970 by then President Richard M. Nixon, to implement laws and regulations applying to personal or environmental issues at the direction of Congress. Since 1970 the EPA has become a gigantic bureaucratic quagmire, stealthily winding its tentacles throughout the fabric of the nation.

The agency exists to ensure its own survival. It feeds on the vitals of the country, destroying business and job creation through hundreds of thousands of pages of punitive regulations and decrees that affect every single American. These are not the decisions of lawmakers or other elected officials. They are the pronouncements of faceless agency bureaucrats. Where in our Constitution are these 18,000 EPA minions getting their authority? What they intend to do is no less than to implement Cap and Tax through regulation.

The list of Democrat Senators that supported this scheme will be very informative, come November. Just in case you forget, we’ll be around to remind you that every single Senator that supports this can expect to answer to their voters. These days, that could easily translate to being thrown out of office.

It’s time to get out the phones/faxes and emails again. Get a hold of your (or anybody’s) Representative or Senator and tell them exactly what you think about their environmental nazism.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Obama, Did You Hear Us? The Nation Did.

Maybe not. After all, we have noted that our President is on a really narrow bandwidth. It was not merely the harbinger of November, it was the voice of the nation howling in outrage at the machinations of the regime.

The collective conscience of the nation demands an account for the purposeful destruction of our economy, the treacherous behavior of a rogue government at the hands of a narcissistic ideologue that is pursuing a clearly Marxist/Socialist attack against the social and economic fabric of America. The reckoning cannot come one day too soon as Americans reel from more job losses, while the government falsifies its own figures in the comic-opera fashion familiar to us from such economic geniuses as Mao, Stalin and Castro.

Obama, his administration and his DeMarxist supporters in Congress have been wrong on so many levels it becomes difficult to keep track of and I’m sure there’s some intent there. Layers of smoke and mirrors. Just as there was intent behind the purposefully convoluted and vague language of the health care bill. It’s only now that we are getting glimpses of some of the poison pill aspects of this onerous legislation. Americans have every right to be peed. We’ve been lied to time and time again by people who swore to us they could be trusted.

November is going to be a fundamental change in the way business is being done in Washington and the country. With an increasingly unstable world out there, with war clouds looming over the Middle East, we give away military advantage after advantage to Barack Hussein Obama’s servile appeasement of our sworn enemies, while Americans fight and die to preserve freedom for the world.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lincoln Survives, Barely – Republican Ladies Rule California.

Blanche Lincoln barely survived a challenge by Governor Bill Halter, 52% to 48%, in her bid to win the Arkansas primary. She’s not out of the woods yet by a long shot. She still has to face Republican US Representative John Boozman in November. Actually, with Boozman polling 25 points ahead of Lincoln she has plenty to worry about. Rasmussen has him at +38 points.

Meg Whitman and husband Griffith Harsh

For good or ill, Meg Whitman is going to be the Republican candidate for Governor. This is going to be one of those moments which is going to challenge my sense of party loyalty. I don’t trust Meg Whitman. Ever since I saw a video a couple of times in which she was interviewed about her meeting Van Jones, late of the Obama administration and self-identified communist activist, while on an environmental cruise up north. She literally gushed all over herself about him. What amounted to a political endorsement was given with no investigation into Van Jones background whatsoever. She is, however, California’s best bet and I do think she can defeat “Moonbeam” Brown.

Carly Fiorina

To complete the ladies tour de force through California politics, Carly Fiorina showed surprising strength toward the end of the race and she will face Babs ‘Rocks in the Box’ Boxer. There are some predicting that Babs will carve Carly a new turkey, but I’m not so sure.
She can beat Babs, but she needs to stick to principles and issues and not let the DeMarxists control the message. She has to stand up and be prepared to go toe to toe and slug it out.

Sharron Angle

Another Tea Party favorite, Sharron Angle, will face Nevada Senator Harry Reid in November. Angle shows a slight lead but had better be prepared for the worst ‘Dingy Harry’ can throw at her.
In South Carolina, Nikki Haley handily defeated the opposition to win the Republican nomination for Governor. This lady is a class act.
In Iowa, the Republican party has nominated former governor Terry Branstad to run against Democrat Governor Chet Culver.
Come join us on the Conservative march to victory, November 2010.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Primaries Loom Large.

Ten states hold primary elections today, in addition to the runoff in Arkansas and a Republican Congressional special in Georgia. DeMarxists in Congress are by no means eager to press for Obama’s agenda. A lot of these folks must know by now that they are toast. Voters are in a mood to punish incumbents who they see as betraying the people’s trust by voting in favor of the health care legislation.

Blanche Lincoln campaigning in her home town.

Blanche Lincoln comes to mind. She’d been playing both ends of the deck for so long that when the health care vote came up she was so far out of touch with her constituency that she didn’t recognize that fully 70% of the people of Arkansas were dead set against the Obama stealth care fraud. If Lincoln did realize that the issue was that volcanic and voted for it anyway, she should be removed from office for being as dumb as a box of rocks, which is just exactly what is going to happen today.

Across the country, from coast to coast, this preliminary to the main event in November has both parties watching very carefully, even as the various candidates campaign down to the wire for today’s elections. Conservative Republicans are running strongly across the country. The influence of the Conservative Patriot movements and the Tea Partiers cannot be underestimated here, as the establishment Republicans discovered to their dismay and embarrassment that instead of ‘instilling’ party discipline on those unsophisticated rubes, they were not only ignored but they were pulled ignominiously along behind Americans that were sick to death of government business-as-usual, regardless of what side of the aisle it came from.

All indications are that Democrat incumbents will take a bath today. I sincerely hope so. It’ll be just that many fewer we have to beat in November. The message is clear. America has just about had it with Obama’s vision for America.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Normandy, 1944.

In the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, a massive fleet of 5,000 ships prepared to hurl 160,000 men at the walls of Hitler’s fortress Europe. America and its allies begin the long road to Berlin and the end of Hitler and the madman’s dreams of a master race.

USS Augusta with landing craft heading for Omaha Beach.

Before victory was achieved 183,588 Americans had died in the Atlantic / European theater. Events leading up to the outbreak of War in Europe in 1939 bear an uncanny resemblance to recent events around the world and current events in the middle east. The world spent the first ten years after the Second World War trying to expiate its guilt for not having seen the march of events, which is all too clear to historians and those of us who follow events on a daily basis.

War drums are sounding throughout the middle east. Israel’s foes are more shrill and strident every day. I’ve noticed that the Iranians are now vying with Turkey, to see who can send a naval escort to protect the next blockade runner making for Gaza. I was telling Dee that I was hoping that in the final analysis Turkey was too smart to try and force a naval confrontation with Israel. Now I’m not so sure. Their grandstanding Premier, Tayyip Erdogan, wants to try to run the blockade to gain face and favor in the region. He is a dangerously ambitious man.

Tayyip Erdogan

The Iranians are a different story altogether. They are much less stable and not nearly as cerebral as the Turks. The Iranian leadership is far more likely to trigger some confrontation with the Israeli Naval Forces which has the ever present threat of becoming a conflagration.
Israel will not back down.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Primaries Gauge Level Of Public Angst.

‘Tis the season and Americans have the reason. The summer of discontent is about to manifest itself in a big way. I’ve referred often to the undercurrent of real anger out there, over the President and the DeMarxist Congress’s assault on our freedom. Three primaries were held this last week. Putting it mildly, it didn’t go well for the Democrats. They were not the sole recipients of the voters' long suppressed angst, however.

Parker Griffith

Party-switching GOP Representative Parker Griffith, (R) Alabama, became the fourth Republican incumbent to fall before the voters anger this year. If the June 1 primaries in Alabama, Mississippi and New Mexico are in any way an indication of the way the primaries being held this coming Tuesday, June 8, are going to go for the DeMarxists, things could get very ugly. This, more than anything else that has happened up until now, is going to be the best indicator of what is likely to occur in November.

Democrats have just about exhausted their supply of good will when it comes to the American people… the real American people, not the government sector union goons and government employees, or their slavishly devoted Lame Stream Media. It’s ironic that the audience that the LSM has lost has turned out in huge numbers… in the Patriot groups, in the Tea Parties and in the millions who support them and the new media.

Special note to our California friends; Proposition 14 (the open primary initiative) is just plain stupid for Californians, and for California Republicans it’s worse than that. In a state with so many Democrat voters we would literally have our political opponents picking the Republican candidate they want to run against. Don’t laugh. That is exactly what happened to Mitt Romney in the 2008 Michigan Presidential primary where there were thousands of cross over voters from the Democrat side voting for McCain, whom they knew to be the weaker candidate, resulting in Romney’s loss there. Proposition 14 is bad medicine for a state that is on the ropes financially and politically.

Get everyone you know to get out and vote on June 8 in the following states: California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Georgia with a special election runoff in House Congressional District 9.
Now it’s your turn to make a real difference. Your votes do count, very much so.
Vote America, Vote Freedom.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Helen Thomas, Deluded Anti-Semite.

Heck yeah Helen, send ‘em back to Poland and Germany! Should they rebuild the ovens? Helen Thomas hasn’t been an objective journalist for a long time, if she ever was. She was wrong then, she is wrong now.

What Helen Thomas apparently never knew, or forgot, is that there is no such thing as a Palestinian. They are troublesome Arabs that got thrown out of Jordan, or were Arabs that refused to live in the infant State of Israel. Furthermore, Israel stands on lands that have been the Jewish homeland for thousands of years.

Her statement was outrageous, intemperate and unguardedly anti-semitic. There have been indications in the past that Helen was no friend of Israel. Helen is nearly ninety and has been a fixture in beltway media forever. I don’t think that at all excuses what she said. Her statement was ill considered, but probably not that far away from the attitude held by many members of the lame stream press.

I’ve been watching the ugly re-emergence of anti-semitism around the world for some years now. It’s readily apparent to me that when we have an America with strong, principled leadership, anti-semitism largely drops into the background. With a Barack Obama or a Jimmy Carter, all of the nasty demons of anti-semitism re-emerge. It follows that in the face of weak leadership here in the United States, anti-semitism around the world is emboldened.

What is also apparent is that Barack Obama favors our enemies over our proven allies. The anti-Israel theme runs through Obama’s whole government. It’s no wonder that Israel’s foes worldwide are heartened. They know Obama hasn’t the testicular fortitude to do anything about it.
Let us not forget that it was Barack Obama who stood meekly by when the third world President of Mexico came to this country and openly criticized us and our laws. Obama said nothing in defense.
Come to think of it, Obama and Helen might have a lot in common.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Obama Running Interference For Kagan?

We haven’t heard much from Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. It’s almost like they told her to burrow down and stay out of site. Up until now we didn’t know a heck of a lot about what she did think about key issues and constitutional questions. All we had was the canned tripe put out by the White House via the lame stream media.

Elena Kagan

Since then, investigators have delved into the papers of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall in the Library of Congress and her writings there placed her firmly in the camp of the left. The unease that conservatives had about Kagan’s nomination has been vindicated. The Marshall documents are a window to Ms. Kagan’s fundamental leftist ideology and should be closely examined by Republicans.

Just why everyone has been running around, sagely harrumphing and preparing to roll over for this nominee, is puzzling in the extreme. Frankly, it smacks of the business as usual go-along-to-get-along Republicans that have plagued the party for so long. It’s why the patriot movement has given the removal of these people such a high priority. They will be replaced by rock-solid Reagan conservatives wherever and whenever possible.

There are reported to be another 150,000 documents, pertaining to Kagan’s time in the Clinton Justice Department, housed at the Clinton Library. Supposedly, these documents have to be read and cleared with the Clinton crowd. Plenty of time for monkey business there and, according to reports, President Obama is not eager to have this information surface before the hearings. Obama obstruct? No, of course not.

Liberal critics of Kagan’s nomination were concerned that she was too moderate. According to what I’ve been able to find they need not worry. Elena Kagan is far to the left of Justice John Paul Stevens.
Let’s let the Republicans know that we are following this issue very carefully… they will be under as much scrutiny as Kagan.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Israel’s OK Corral.

Make no mistake, Israel has been maintaining a lawful naval blockade on Gaza. Not only that, but stopping suspect vessels in international waters is common practice. I wrote that Israel would stop that convoy and indeed they did just that.

MV Rachel Corrie (before re-naming)

What happened then will be rattling back and forth on the news cycles for months. Among the 600 plus pro-Palestinian passengers was a group of hard core terrorists, whose only purpose was to confront the Israeli commandos charged with boarding and inspecting the ships. They immediately attacked the IDF with chains, knives, metal pipes and at least one gun. The IDF opened fire with sidearms after taking several casualties, killing nine terrorists and injuring another 34 people in the melee. The ship was diverted to an Israeli port where the ‘humanitarian’ goods were trucked to Gaza. The activists were deported from Israel after interrogation.

In a further ratcheting of tensions, the Turks have threatened to send warships to protect the Rachel Corrie, an Irish vessel carrying another contingent of ‘peaceful activists’, located somewhere between Libya and Cyprus and headed towards Israel. Israel has flatly stated that no ships will pass that blockade. If Turkey is reckless enough to play this soviet-style brinkmanship with the Israelis, they may be putting a flame to a torch that may not be so easily put out. They will also find out what many others have…that Israel will use any means necessary to protect its country and its people.

With the report that Iran has enough weapons grade material to manufacture two nuclear weapons the pressure is on Israel to, in essence, become the savior of the world, because the country that should be taking action against a nuclear Iran, namely us, has an insipid, timid leader who behaves in a subservient manner in a part of the world where only the strong rule.

Barack Obama makes everything so much more dangerous than it needs to be. Israel must act. Obama doesn’t have the courage.
Besides, he’s on the other side….

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Golden State Of Shambles.

My, how time flies when you’re having fun. Ever since the steam-rolling of the health care bill by the Congressional DeMarxists, the rapid growth of the American Conservative movement caught everyone, but especially the DeMarxists, by surprise…to those critics who sagely counseled that the Tea Party phenomenon was but a momentary glitch on the political landscape. They have been proven wrong by several orders of magnitude. The debris of Conservative Republican victories across the DeMarxist landscape is a not so mute testimony to the growing strength and influence of the burgeoning Conservative movement.

Poizner and Whitman

The California primary is on June 8. California, to put it succinctly, is a complete disaster. Arnold and that bunch of clueless commies in Sacramento have destroyed the economy of the State. I don’t see how we can avoid bankruptcy. This is such a left-leaning state, at least in the urban centers of Los Angeles and that greatest of all outdoor lunatic asylums, the San Francisco Bay Area.

Let’s face it, it’s going to be difficult for Conservatives to have a huge impact in California, though there are some Conservatives running across the state with surprising strength. The race for the Republican primary shapes up to look like a mud wrestling contest. I’ll state up front I’m not a fan of Meg Whitman, I think we’d be buying a major RINO with her. She has been spending an astonishing $500,000 a day of her own money. Looks like Meg is going to beat Steve Poizner handily. Just remember, she is no conservative!

Campbell, Fiorina, DeVore.

It’s too bad that the only candidate that has the best chance against Babes Boxer for her US Senate seat is Tom Campbell, who probably won’t win against Carly Fiorina… another mega-rich dilettante who Babes would much rather face than Campbell or Chuck DeVore, who has been running a distant third in the race.

Not the greatest lineup we’ve ever put out there, but it’s still a call to action.
Start calling all your friends and fellow patriots, to remind them that their vote is the voice of freedom.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010