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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Go Joe!! – American Hero Joe Arpaio Arrests Fifty Protesters At Own Jail.

America’s hero has more guts than all the Feds combined… and that includes MaoBama and the Marxist clown college, and you can throw his lame rear-ended administration into that mix for good measure. Joe Arpaio put an exclamation point to Arizona’s defiance of the Feds’ blatant abrogation of the Constitution and the state’s individual right to defend its citizens.

Illegals were bussed in from as far as Texas and California to demonstrate for non-existent ‘rights’ in our country. I guess La Raza couldn’t find enough local illegals to rabble rouse. Joe locked up 50 protesters from right on his own front porch, and has all the macho illegal tough guys in pink underwear, eating last weeks 20 cent baloney sandwiches. Joe then promptly sent out his troops to do an illegal alien sweep. Keep those cards and letters coming, Joe!

Thanks to Dee for filling in for me yesterday and another really excellent article. She did bring up a subject that is a recurrent theme in this business. By placing your thoughts and opinions out for public review and comment, especially when that content is opinionated and politically charged, you can and will become a target for criticism, especially from the malcontents of the left.

Let me say first that the overwhelming number of comments we receive from readers are positive and thoughtful. Then there are ‘the others’. I guess I can’t blame Dee for unloading on Mr Low-pez. It wouldn’t be so bad if he could speak and write English. However, it rather looks like if we removed the one word he can spell, he’d be the quietest individual in the room. From the vehemence of his attack, I’d guess that he’s probably one of Joe Arpaio’s clients.

We welcome responsible, thoughtful comment. Differences in opinion are what makes America great. The mental lockstep and group-speak of the left does nothing to advance public discourse and everything to diminish it. The left cannot exist in the presence of substantive ideas and therefore must resort to the type of comment Dee was referring to.
Name calling and foul language are the first and last resort of leftists and other things that crawl really low.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

We Are Fearmongering Racists?!!

When Skip asked me to sit in today, due to his heavy work schedule, I didn’t really have anything lined up to write about. That was soon to change, as shortly afterward we received a comment from a reader regarding yesterday’s article (‘Meg Whitman: The Next Arnold In Waiting‘), which covered Whitman’s opposition to SB1070.

Call me old-fashioned if you wish, but I find the use of foul language unsavory to say the least. That’s not to say that the air in my office has not turned blue occasionally with some choice expletives, if I’m under pressure to complete some work and the computers are not cooperating! However, to debase an argument or debate by this method only serves to prove a lack of substance. Language aside, there was something in the comment that I found personally offensive, as I know Skip and many Conservative Patriots/Tea Party members would also.

The offending message? Here it is: “sb 1070. You are all a bunch of f****** disgusting, blatant, f****** racists pigs who are obviously so unhappy.” Of course, the asterisks were not in the original! Okay, so at whom  is Juan A Lopez (as the critic signed himself) aiming his comments? If it is Skip, Mr Lopez is seriously misguided, as investigation of previous articles would testify. Skip’s personal life is of no concern to anyone else and it is not for me to discuss such things, but I’m sure that he would be willing to forward the article links which contain details of his own experiences of discrimination and involvement in helping people from ‘minorities’.

As for myself, I have been the victim of discrimination on repeated occasions. No, not imaginary ones, such as ‘supposed’ spitting or name-calling where there was no evidence worthy of $100,000. Stones and eggs thrown at windows and a vandalized car (slashed tires and ‘keyed’ paintwork) in my case! This, in an area where nearly everyone is left of center! I live in the middle of liberal hypocrisy, so don’t try telling me about their warped ideas of equality!

So, what about the Tea Party? There is not a single day that goes by without some liberal or other hurling baseless accusations of racism. How many Americans have, in some form or other, been involved with the Tea Party movement? Two million? Five million? Ten million or more? It would be naive of me to deny that there are not some racists in that number, just as it would be to say that no Democrats or NAACP (!) members are racist.

Bigots exist in all walks of life, of all political persuasions and in all occupations. Some are so entrenched in their own little world of hate (dare I say, often a result of their own insecurities or feelings of inadequacy) that nothing will change them. They are free to think what they think. If they put those thoughts into action – that’s a different situation entirely.

We should examine the difference between racism and the rule of law under the Constitution. When the Black Panthers, on video, said what should be done to white babies… well, that speaks for itself, racism in its worst form. I would also class that as ‘incitement to violence’. However, the only basis that the left has for accusing the Tea Party of racism (forget the disproved incidents) as a whole, is its support for stronger controls on illegal immigration.

On the subject of SB1070, I found one part of Judge Susan Bolton’s statement to be quite worrying: “By enforcing this statute, Arizona would impose a ‘distinct, unusual and extraordinary’ burden on legal resident aliens that only the federal government has the authority to impose”. I heard this mentioned by a couple of television reporters, but they did not seem to interpret it the same way that I did. It sounds to me as though the federal government can impose a burden on legal resident aliens. This, of course, is referring to the status checks on suspected illegals. If this is the case, as clarified by a US judge, then why are the Feds, in the form of ICE and other agencies, so reluctant to act when they would have the full support of states like Arizona? Do I really need to answer that one?

A couple of years ago, I arrived at work early in the morning to be informed that two night workers had been taken away by police in the wee small hours. It transpired that someone had suspected them of being undocumented workers and reported them to the authorities. Indeed, the two Pakistanis had expired visas and were deported. This was in Britain, the ever-so-politically-correct nanny state. It’s a little worrying when a country that has historically been seen as a soft-touch by illegals is getting more tough than the US.

The Tea Party is not a divisive organization. It is there to unite people who have a common aim – to maintain the freedoms of every legal US citizen, regardless of ethnicity, under one flag and one Constitution – that of the United States of America.

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meg Whitman: The Next Arnold In Waiting.

Meg Whitman was on America’s Morning News today. After listening to her talk, I had the distinct impression that what we’re getting is another big government liberal. When queried about the illegal alien subject she danced all over the issue, saying that “Arizona’s anti-illegal alien law was not for California”. It made me wonder if she had ever read California’s statutes, like 634-b of the criminal code. Maybe someone should tell her that we have had the same laws on our books for decades.

Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown

Successive liberal state governments (like Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown’s) have tied law enforcements’ hands, preventing them from arresting illegals for anything except violent crime, and turning them over to ICE agents and deporting them. These laws have been in existence for thirty years or more.

Whitman then moved on to say that she would ‘seal’ the border. Um, has anybody bothered to tell Megs that the Feds control the border? Sounds just like an Arizona problem doesn’t it? Maybe Whitman should talk to some of the ranchers in the Jacumba, Davies Station or Campo Station areas of the state she wishes to govern, who have to go around armed and in fear for their families.

She further said she would ensure that employers were severely punished for hiring illegal aliens and see to it that so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ would be punished and prevented from sheltering illegal aliens, such as the convicted felon who slaughtered Tony Bologna and two of his sons in that great outdoor sewer and illegal alien paradise, San Francisco.

Sounds pretty good in a general way, doesn’t it? Until you find out that she is broadcasting the diametric opposite message in Spanish on Latino language radio stations and on at least one billboard, which had been spotted and reported by a Tea Party patriot, saying “No on 187 and No on the Arizona immigration law“. In Spanish that would be called “hablar dando una de cal y otra de arena”. Speaking from both sides of your mouth.

Not that I think ‘Moonbeam’ is any bargain either. He made a hash of state government as Governor once before and then for an encore, as Mayor, turned Oakland into a veritable shooting gallery.
Abel Maldinado is out of the question as well… he’s not even a good crook… just a stupid ego-maniacal one. That leaves us with Meg, who thought that Van Jones (Oakland communist agitator) was the greatest thing since cream cheese. Not a great selection for Californians.

But, we cannot afford to stay home. If anything, we have to support Whitman as the best of several bad choices and then try and pressure her to do the right thing. Sounds like a familiar scenario for Californians, doesn’t it?
We booted Gray Davis to get Arnold, and we’re getting rid of him for…?

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Disclose Act Folds, Closed By Three Votes – Much Too Close!

There were fifty seven Democrat Senators who would have stolen your right to free speech. Senator Upchucky Schumer, one of the more detestable examples of a stinking, slimy breed, conspired with the equally onerous and creepy Russ Feingold to craft the Disclose Act, which has been inspired and supported by that sterling personality, Barack Hussein Obama.

L-R: Schumer, Obama, Feingold.

This piece of legislative legerdemain was purposely crafted to protect Democrat incumbents. The same DeMarxist cretins who are selling you, your country and your freedom down the road. Among other sleazy provisions, it was intended to muzzle the voice of the Conservative Patriot movement and the individual voices of free Americans, while allowing unions, political action groups and slush funds of money stolen from their members to function along with the ‘special exemption’ issued to the National Rifle Association, The Sierra Club and the AARP (I went into this at some length in my article of July 6, 2010. For those of you interested, it can be accessed through my domain archives at I haven’t changed my mind about the NRA one iota and they will not receive one dime from me or my friends.

We defeated this fifth column DeMarxist assault on our freedoms. We defeated it by the narrowest of margins. It just illustrates how very dangerous the communists will be until we can defeat them in November, and somehow repel the kamikaze attacks of the lame duck Demarxist Congress.

Remember when then candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton screamed, “We reserve the right to criticize anyone” (she shrieked!)? I didn’t see her voicing her indignation to this bill. I guess it’s ok with her as long as it’s the voice of Patriots that are being silenced.
We must redouble our efforts to defeat this dark, monstrous conspiracy against our country.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Obama’s Dysfunctional Masterpiece.

Harry Reid: “We will have a public option”.
California: Green stimulus jobs go to goats… not workers.
ObaMao’s message to American taxpayers… It’s all Bush’s fault.
Unemployment is poised to go into double digits, with 14 to 18 million Americans either unemployed or underemployed.

Small private businesses, with 100 or less employees, account for 96 percent of all employers in this country. Now they, faced with more than 250 new punitive regulations which the DeMarxist Congress sponsored, fostered and passed, not having read any of the more than 2,300 pages of absolute bureaucratic bullbleep, are not going to hire under the threat of financial ruin. Welcome to Obama’s America.

Your TARP and ‘bailout’ money, much of which cannot be accounted for, is being used as a gigantic Democrat slush fund for DeMarxist political campaigns. Goldman Sachs took 4.3 billion dollars worth of your funds and distributed much of it to foreign banks.

Meanwhile, a harbinger of your future is playing out in Britain. The proverbially broke, horribly managed bureaucratic nightmare called the National Health Service is going to slash even basic services… which by any standards were already terribly sub-standard. So much for free health insurance.

Al Franken has announced, before an audience of 2,100(?) nutroots in Las Vegas, that a Republican victory in November “would bring a truly dangerous agenda”. Heck, Joe the plumber would draw five times that many people. The only thing I can see that might be dangerous is Franken’s mouth. Remember Freddie and Fannie, anyone?

Barack Hussein’s ‘leadership’ is so weak that he permits an organization responsible for treason, Wikileaks, to function as an open forum, while trying to stifle the first amendment rights of Patriotic American citizens. 91,000 documents classified as secret were permitted to be stolen and then leaked to news outlets. Every single person involved in this unspeakable crime should be cracking rocks at Portsmouth Naval Prison for 20 years.

We have a war about to break out in the middle east, fostered by our weak and cowardly president.
Obama’s message to you? “Things could be worse”.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Don’t Let The Lies Of The Left Or Right Dilute The Patriot Message.

Whether from within or without, the Tea Party/Conservative message must not be permitted to be preempted by malcontents within the movement, or the minions of the DeMarxist press who have proven themselves to be enemies of freedom. With a scarce 100 days until the day of reckoning, we cannot be distracted from the task at hand.

Mark Williams

Recently, there have been some stories out there purported to be from ‘leadership’ elements of some of the ‘Tea Party’ groups, claiming to speak for entire regions of Tea Party/Patriot activists. I don’t know who or what David Webb is or who he claims to speak for, but as far as I know he doesn’t represent any groups that I’m aware of. Furthermore, that he ‘expelled’ Mark Williams for a post in which he frames his article as a letter to Abraham Lincoln regarding racism… What!? I’ve written articles very much along the same vein… more than once. Are you going to try and bounce me as well, you stooge?

In my experience what Mark Williams was driving at is quite true. The ones who squeal racist the loudest are in fact the racists themselves. Having experienced it in my own life I know it’s out there, and it’s every bit as ugly as the racism that it was meant to defeat. There is only one goal for Tea Party activists and that is to see that solid Conservative Constitutional candidates are supported against the radical DeMarxist elements in our State and Federal governments, whose goal is the destruction of America as we know it.

We don’t need some self-important blowhard using our movement to get face time on the lame stream DeMarxist press. I monitor most of the major Conservative Patriot Movement sites on a daily basis… I see very little contention or disagreement out there. There is spirited discussion of ways and means to accomplish our goal, which is to wrest control of the Congress from the radical Socialists. Victory in November is our goal and our entire focus.

As far as the NAACP is concerned, they have reaped what they have sown. They have proven themselves to be highly racist. We don’t have to assert this… it’s fact! We have it on tape… it’s out of their own leaderships’ mouths on more than one occasion. To claim that the lapdog press and the racist administration gave them their marching orders, to turn around and try to assert that the Tea Party groups foster racism, is simplistic to the point of being sophomoric in the extreme. But then, it is the Barack Hussein Obama government we’re talking about.

I agree that every Tea Party member is a leader. Self-appointed leaders, claiming the leadership of others, lead nothing but themselves. But their ill-considered pronouncements can cause the rest of us a lot of grief..
Stay strong… stay united… stay free… be American Patriots!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The New Axis Of Evil: The Fruit Of Obama’s Cowardice.

Our nation reels from the economic and fiscal disasters created by Barack Hussein Obama’s Marxist redistributionist agenda. Unemployment reaches new heights as the government ‘stimulus’ programs record failure after failure, while at the same time Obama claims three million jobs created or ‘saved’, even as private sector economists show incontrovertible proof that well over four million jobs have been lost since the Anointed One took office.

Obama’s supporters are falling away like autumn leaves in a brisk wind. His lying prevarication hasn’t been lost on the world stage either. His limp-wristed pandering to countries who, if not our sworn enemies, are anxious to see us diminished… in which endeavor Barack Hussein is only too happy to oblige.

Obama’s unconscionable treatment of our allies, and his bullying of countries whose stand against totalitarianism has been nothing less than heroic, also has not gone unremarked. Little Honduras stands like a giant beside Obama’s treachery. Now, the fruits of his labors are coming to bear. The undoing of many a would-be tyrant has come by the unintended consequences of his own machinations.

Barack Obama’s weakness has spawned what has become the 21st century axis of evil. What passes for foreign policy in Obama’s DeMarxist administration has wedded two disparate, but equally evil, philosophies. The increasingly paranoid and unstable communist North Korea has threatened nuclear war against democratic South Korea and the US forces currently in joint military exercises.

Radical socialist (communist) Venezuela, under the Benito Mussolini look-alike thug Hugo Chavez, is currently ginning up a war with neighboring Colombia, a long time ally of the United States. In addition, Chavez is actively harboring and supporting international terrorism at the behest of the other members of the evil alliance, Iran and Syria. That radical socialism and extreme sharia would soon be at each others throats seems to have fallen by the wayside during this marriage of convenience.

Iran’s dash to obtain nuclear weapons and the constant drumbeat of threats against the State of Israel has been enabled by Barack Obama’s perfidy and treachery towards one of our staunchest allies. This has emboldened not only the schizoid radical islamists of Iran, but the normally timid Bashar Assad of Syria has been encouraged to new heights of military adventurism through its ally in Lebanon, Hizballah, a creation and tool of Iran.

Obama may find that he has sown the wind. But it is we, the free peoples of the world, that will have to deal with the whirlwind. Israel does not want to be seen as the country who initiates what is sure to be at least a regional conflict, but it may not have any other choices. They know, as I do, that Obama is a pathological liar and an extreme ideological Marxist.

They may soon come to the realization that, Obama and his leftist State Department’s admonitions and threats notwithstanding, they will have to go it alone against Iran before it is too late.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Week Of Washington Freak Shows.

Ladies and gentlemen, we call your attention to the center ring. The daring young man and his spectacular apologetics, fresh from several world tours, has unveiled his domestic groveling to a ‘sista’ who had been grossly misunderstood by officials of her own Agriculture Department and White House apparatchiks, whose zeal for glossing over reverse-racial incidents against the white majority in the country had finally jumped out and bit them. Not since Barack Obama’s pathetic groveling in front of ‘Old Mexico’s’ third-world president have we seen a performance this lame.

Hillary Clinton with Robert Gates and South Korean Ministers in Seoul.

The Barack Obama traveling freak show is putting on a strong performance of threatening North Korea with ‘sanctions’, and Hillary Clinton’s stern admonitions have scared them so badly that they’ve threatened nuclear war. Not only that, but Her Hillaryness has launched an assault force of diplomatic types on Iraq that are sure to terrify the enemy in waiting there. Of course, we’ll have to keep a brigade or so of American combat troops handy to protect their lame posteriors, but that’s what you get when ‘you speak weakness to power’… our weakness, their power. Hillary Clinton is showing herself to be exactly what she is… inept.

Meanwhile, John (Swiftboat) Kerry, who voted yes on every tax measure to come before the Senate on his watch, is cheating the State of Massachusetts out of 437,500 dollars in sales taxes and an additional 70,000 dollars in annual excise duties on the purchase of his new seven million dollar, seventy-six foot sloop, by beating it out of Massachusetts to Rhode Island, which repealed its boat sales and use tax in 1993. Maybe Mama Theresa Heinz pulled the strings on her purse closed.

This is the same John Kerry that’s petitioning the White House to grant a blanket amnesty to all Guatemalan illegals in this country… surprise. Smacks of his private negotiations with his Communist handlers during the Vietnam war, just prior to selling out his brothers in arms. John likes ‘secret’ negotiations. This is the same John Kerry that is ‘negotiating’ to tax the very life out of you, the American people.

Vice President Joe (shoe leather) Biden, the greatest tactical genius of our time (remember his clever proposal to divide Iraq into three countries?) has said “We’re done for the year”, as the rest of the country heaves a huge sigh of relief.

The country has descended into a 1.47 trillion dollar deficit for this year alone, even as the economy lurches and staggers closer to a double dip ‘recession’ and unemployment numbers soar. Barack Hussein Obama and his Demarxist clown college tout ‘green jobs‘ that only cost taxpayers $500,000 per job, while they spent twenty three million dollars on signs glorifying pothole-filling temporary jobs.

The march to November goes on. The closer it comes, the more virulent and dangerous the Marxists will become… possibly at their most dangerous, as even their own polling is starting to undeniably point to historic losses in the November elections. A lame duck DeMarxist Congress, populated by men and women of no principle or scruples, with absolutely nothing to lose between November 2 and January 1, 2011, could do incalculable harm.

Charles Krauthammer, whom I greatly admire, said in his article today that he didn’t think Democrats and Rinos on their way out would do such a thing. He feels that they are more principled than that. Geez, Charles… I don’t know.
From your lips to God’s ears, and I do so hope he has the volume turned up.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Democrats’ Cover Tactics – Shift The Blame.

Shirley Sherrod got her phone call from President Obama. I’m not quite sure why she was so eager to speak to him… she did not seem to hold him accountable for her recent predicament and, in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sherrod stated that she did not want an apology from him or indeed expect one, given his position as President. Ms Sherrod has learned one thing – Obama only apologizes when overseas.

Shirley Sherrod

Barack Obama had no part in this affair, although the fallout has come back to sting him in the tail. A good leader is one that takes responsibility for the actions of his team. In that respect, he should have apologized for the hasty decision of his Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack.

The amount of embarrassment caused to the Obama administration could be gauged by the obvious discomfort of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. If I didn’t know better, I’d have said that Mr Gibbs’ new shoes were pinching, as he shifted awkwardly behind his lectern.

This whole mess was created by the Department of Agriculture, the NAACP and one or more members of the White House staff. Shirley Sherrod seemed convinced that her termination orders were issued by someone in the White House. It smacks of panic at the prospect of another race-related media attack on the administration. As usual, the liberals are trying to distract the public from their own failings by trying to pin the whole, sorry state of affairs on conservatives. While it may be true that the original video was posted by Andrew Breitbart, to openly accuse him of racism and a desire to return to the days of slavery is unwarranted. Perhaps the CNN video was not shown in its entirety, causing the message to be misconstrued also?

By her own confession, Shirley Sherrod had not given the white farmer “the full force of what [she] could do”. A later part of her speech, omitted in the original video posting, goes on to explain that “working with [the farmer] made me see that it’s really about those who have versus those who have not. They could be black. They could be white. They could be Hispanic”. This does not detract from the fact that, initially, she had little inspiration to help a white farmer. It reminds me a little of someone who was once a Klansman and later regretted the fact. Of course, being a Democrat, his expression of guilt absolved him.

The most ridiculous part of this fiasco is the left stream media’s attempt to apportion blame to Fox News, implying that their coverage of the speech instigated Sherrod’s dismissal. A number of other network and cable stations covered the item before FNC gave it any airtime. While the video was on their website, it was also on YouTube. Naturally, YouTube is not regarded as a threat by the liberals. It’s owned by Google. Google and the White House?… well, you can draw your own conclusions.

It is fairly obvious that the left are targeting Andrew Breitbart, Fox News and the Tea Party Movement in an attempt to save what remains of their unpopular, discredited government. They know that they are not afraid to confront their accusations head-on, as proved when Breitbart offered $100,000 for evidence of the racist attack by the Tea Party.

To use race as a political tool is reprehensible. To accuse those who are innocent of racism is abhorrent. Those who use these tactics as a last-ditch attempt to save themselves from defeat should think about the potential results of their actions, for they are the ones who could turn back the clock and recreate mistrust between black and white.

The fact that Barack Obama is black is immaterial to the Tea Party movement. The fact that he is steering the country to socialism, economic and social destruction is relevant. We will oppose anyone that does not respect the Constitution and threatens the very fabric of American society – regardless of color. That is equality!

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

‘Journalism’s’ Stealth Attack On Americans And The Truth.

It’s a sad state of affairs, but the facts are undeniable… we no longer have a ‘Fourth Estate’ in this country… instead it has morphed into a subversive, secretive Fifth Column.

The statue of Edmund Burke in Washington DC

The term ‘Fourth Estate’ is used to refer to the press, a term attributed to Edmund Burke, an 18th century Irish statesman. Journalism has generally had a favorable reputation in this country until recently, deservedly or not.

Actually, a close look at the history of journalism in this country will reveal a picture of contentious partisanship and political bias. The print media always had huge impact on public opinion in this country, starting with colonial ‘handbills’ posted in public places, denouncing King George and his tax collectors. With the advent of the linotype machine, print journalism was revolutionized and multiple-paged newspapers became common. With the introduction of news wires, information would flash from coast to coast in minutes.

Most journalists, from the late nineteenth century onward, prided themselves in their objectivity. This was especially true during the war years of the last century, although during World War Two news was censored to prevent vital information reaching enemy ears. There were just certain things you were not permitted to write about and most people understood the necessity of it.

During the Korean War, television journalism was in its infancy and reporting out of Korea was sporadic and sketchy. There was no network news and local television reporting was decidedly primitive by today’s standards. All of this had changed by the time we were engaged in the war in south-east Asia. The press gradually drifted from reporting the news to trying to influence opinion back home by coloring the information coming out of Vietnam and, in many cases, outright lying. Many Vietnam vets still feel that it was the press that lost the war for us. Notably, after the US forces withdrawal, North Vietnamese Commanding General Vo Nguyen Giap admitted that, after the Tet Offensive, his forces were on the ropes.

As an aspiring journalism student, I was to experience the leftward lurch of journalism instruction in college. Being a Marine veteran my views (and a penchant for investigative reporting on matters that made the school administration uncomfortable) often clashed with my leftist professors. That period, to me, was the beginning of the real decline of any semblance of objective reporting.

What we have today is something far more sinister. The term ‘fifth column’ was coined to denote a subversive element working to undermine a legitimate government. The so-called mainstream media of today is as far left as any subversive group has ever been. That their chosen weapon is the spoken word and not bombs means little, just as there is little to no objective truth in the Marxist garbage they spew at the command of their radical Marxist masters.

The silver lining here is that the internet has spawned the nemesis of the DeMarxist lapdog media. The new media has the DeMarxists and their servants in a quandary. They can scarcely open their lying mouths anymore without the truth being almost instantaneously disseminated around the globe. It’s made it very difficult to do business as usual… witness the plunging polling numbers across the board for Barack Hussein Obama and the cabal of Demarxist thieves.
Americans are getting the truth and the truth is going to set them free.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gingrich To Hannity: Tea Party Should Make Nice With NAACP.

Newt Gingrich is a really well-educated, bright guy when it comes to history. However, he showed that he doesn’t understand the Tea Party Patriots or the New Conservative movement very well. In an interview with Sean Hannity, Newt suggested that the Tea Party groups should ‘reach out’ to the NAACP in their local areas.

Newt Gingrich

I know I’m echoing Mark Levin when I say this but, like him, I disagree. First of all, Mark said that we, as the Conservative Patriot Movement, should be concentrating on one thing and one thing only… that is victory in November. I strongly agree.

The NAACP lost whatever thin credibility it had left when it started being the water carriers for MaoBama and his racist administration. The plantation bosses yelled and they jumped. What Newt doesn’t get is that we, the Conservative Patriots, didn’t start this little range war, but we damn sure can finish it.

Obama and his goons have been trying to pin the racist jacket on the Tea Party movements from the beginning. Most notably, when Nancy Pelosi led the Black Congressional Caucus through the tens of thousands of Patriots protesting the illegal and patently unconstitutional methods being employed by the DeMarxists to ram through a bill which the American people clearly didn’t want. Then, when they didn’t get the results they plainly planned for, they did the thing DeMarxists do best… they lied about being cursed and spat upon. With the national lame stream media ready and willing to carry the lie and amplify it, they trumpeted the racist accusations across the nation.

One slight problem… the new media was present as well. At least a score of detailed and accurate recordings were made from pretty much every angle. Not one of the supposed charges was substantiated, or even close to it. All of us new media news and editorial types closely examined every recording that emerged on the net. Not one thing was revealed. The supposed racial chants were noticeably absent from sound recordings as well. So much so, that Conservative journalist and editor Andrew Breitbart offered a one hundred thousand dollar reward for anyone who brought forth evidence substantiating the race baiters’ claims. Not one claimant has come forth to this date and that offer remains out there. Mute testimony to the bald-faced lies of the DeMarxists and their lapdog lame stream media conspirators.

Newt Gingrich’s assertions that the Patriot Movement should approach the NAACP hat-in-hand to make nice is reminiscent of the “establishment Republicans” that brought us the likes of Trent Lott and John McCain. If we are to win in November, we must focus on one thing and one thing only… victory.
Sadly, Newt is wrong on this. I really hope he doesn’t run in 2012. We’d be going backwards into political mediocrity.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Democrat Allies: Dead Men Waiting.

The Obama, Reid, Pelosi triumvirate continues to rape and pillage its way through our already savaged economy… and the people of this country turn away from them in ever increasing numbers. The Republicans are already counting seats and congratulating themselves at their brilliance… not!

Trent Lott and Bob Bennett

First of all, the Republicans have got to see to their own house. I wasn’t a bit surprised to see that pair of classic losers, Trent (let’s make a bad deal) Lott and Bob (I didn’t do it) Bennett come out of the cracks in the woodwork and feed us more of the establishment Repubic crud that got us here to start with. In particular, Lott pontificated that “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples around here”…”As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them”. It just shows that the ‘accommodation at any price and, by the way, when’s that cocktail party?’ crowd is still alive and well in the beltway. But that would account for that rotten smell.

Meanwhile, John (where’s my amnesty?) McCain and former Congressman J D Hayworth traded barbs in the first of their debates. The debate was officially a draw, but what was apparent was that Hayworth was well prepared and looked relaxed and comfortable. His upfront acknowledgment of the mistake he made, in flacking for government loans in an infomercial, went a long way towards taking the edge off of McCain’s attack. In return, Hayworth went down the list of McCain’s perfidy and hammered him on the amnesty for illegals issue. In my book, McCain should go for that one alone.

The Republican party has got to reconcile itself to the huge Conservative Patriot movement out there. It is the wave of the future. Gone are the days when the John McCains and the Trent Lotts of this nation can lie their way into office, and then promptly forget about their promises and their constituency and immediately go off doing as they damned well please. The Jim De Mints of this New Conservative party know the truth… that we are an informed and activist movement which will not tolerate ‘business as usual’.

It does appear that DeMarxists and the cabal in the White House are in for a shellacking of biblical proportions… if the Republicans are tough enough and savvy enough to prevent the DeMarxists from pulling a wholesale Barney Frank on them. We haven’t seen the likes of what they’ll be lining up to pull this November. The problem with the Republicans is that they’re so high-minded that every time they end up in a tight race, they seem to blindside themselves to the pantheon of dirty tricks that the Democrats have historically employed. First and foremost, they must remember that they are dealing with people without principles or scruples of any kind and must act accordingly.

Be prepared to have Tea Party activists at every polling place, to counter the union goons and thugs sure to be there. Have volunteers at every polling place, who have the courage to record and challenge irregularities. Do challenge the pathetic tough guys of the ‘New Black Panthers’ who, according to some observations, even intimidated little old black ladies who wished to vote for Hillary during the Democratic primaries. These punks think they’re tough? They don’t know tough… but there are hundreds of thousands of young, healthy Conservative vets out here that can teach them just exactly what the word means.

Sounds radical? Well, that’s exactly what we’re up against. While we’re sitting here jawing, they’re out there registering every gravestone between Colma, California and Maine. The Obama Feds have already refused to have the states purge the ‘dead wood‘ from their voter registrations.

This is the reason that we’ve been saying over and over that we don’t want political ‘nice guys’ out here. We want gutsy, bare-knuckle street fighters, who understand political warfare in built-up areas.
It’s what it’s going to take to win.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

GOP Leadership – Where Do We Go From Here?

I’m hoping against hope that the leadership of the Republican Party isn’t sitting back, smugly waiting for the DeMarxists to self destruct. Actually, the Republicans have more experience at that than the DeMarxists ever have.

An early appearance by the GOP elephant, in this 1874 cartoon by Thomas Nast.

Like many others, I’ve watched the Grand Old Party completely dismantle a virtual sure thing on more than one occasion. The last time they were in power was such a miserable example of total disregard for the oft-repeated warnings of dire consequences coming from their own base, that it’s actually painful to remember. It’s strongly reminiscent of the regime in Washington right now, marching ahead with blinders on, regardless of the will of the people or the dire warnings of its own DeMarxist commissars.

The issue back then was the same as now. I hate to pile on poor old George Bush again, but with bullet-proof majorities he failed to stop the out-of-control spending of his Congress. It was clearly a leadership issue, and that leadership issue and the ramifications of that failure are with us today.

One of the big hurdles the Republican leadership have to get over is just that… convincing the considerable numbers of Republican, Conservative and Independent voters who still, to this day, have an endemic distrust of what they judge to be ‘the same old failed GOP leadership’. The ones who continually support candidates that the grassroots will not support. The same ones who refuse to recognize that the power in the Republican party has shifted out of Washington, and now rests within the hands of the millions of members of the Conservative Patriot movement. Ignore us at your peril. And no, we’re not buying into the ‘third party trap’ that got Billary elected. Plainly speaking, third parties are for chumps and moon-gazing lightweights.

There are some bright lights in the Republican lineup… Jim DeMint, Pete Sessions, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan. There are others as well. Let us not forget the ladies, principally Michele Bachmann, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Sarah Palin, who is shaping up to be a powerhouse in her own right. Then there is Sharron Angle, who is giving Dingy Harry Reid nightmares. These Conservative ladies are tough and scrappy. The leadership should take notice.
That’s what we are talking about!

Paul Ryan, in conjunction with some of the other ‘young guns’, has introduced a Conservative road map for the country. The GOP leadership should give it serious consideration. Is it perfect? No. But have we seen anything better or more coherent come out of the Republican leadership? No. It’s sure as heck a great starting point. Speaking of starting… the Kagan nomination would be a great place to make a stand. Whether it’s successful or not, it would show the American people that at least someone in the leadership has some testicular fortitude… which has been sporadic.

The Republicans have a long, tough row to hoe between now and November. Along the way, they’re going to have to convince us they can provide the Conservative leadership it’s going to take to turn around this disastrous Marxist march to mediocrity and economic slavery.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Eighteen Million Unemployed: Obama Blames Republicans.

Well, we saw this one coming. I, and other writers, have been warning the Republicrats in the Senate that their foot dragging on authorizing the sorely needed unemployment extension funds was going to come back around to bite them and, gee, what a surprise! Barack Obama made it the thrust of his entire radio broadcast to the nation today.

I warned that Republican stonewalling on this would position the DeMarxists to be able to control the message, portraying Republicans once again as heartless and uncaring about the plight of millions of their fellow Americans. Indeed, that is exactly what has occurred. Hey! Guys! We’re on your side, but you’re not making it any easier for us out here.

Instead of taking stands against things that would resonate with the American people, such as filibustering the nomination of the extreme leftist Elena Kagan, or, wonder of wonders, strongly opposing the ‘financial regulatory’ bill, which not one member of the House or the Senate has read or understands. Another thousand plus pages of job and business killing legislation, and the best the Republicrats can do is to oppose the only lifeline millions of Americans have, during the worst recessionary period in our history since the great depression. In fact, they would have a bunch of trouble convincing many Americans that it isn’t a depression.

A company here in the Bay Area has just been forced to go through a second wave of layoffs. This time they are laying off senior journeymen and production supervisors. These are the guys that produce the money. Another company has been forced to lay off some of their best and most experienced managers. Both of these companies are in areas that before 2008 were considered to be largely recession-proof.

No one wants to see a European/UK system of a permanent ‘dole’ for the unemployed. We’ve seen the effects of the welfare plantation system fostered by the DeMarxists. It’s also equally true, as I’ve written here before, that with rare exception unemployment does not make for luxury living… in fact it doesn’t even cover the basics in most instances. Few people look on unemployment as a vacation, unless they are living at Mom’s.

Spare us the pontification of telling us how extended unemployment benefits are an excuse for not looking for work. Tell it to one acquaintance of mine, with an excellent resume, who has sent out 400 plus resumes. Or another professional who has sent out over a thousand resumes, to generate a bare handful of interviews. There are over six point two people for every job opening out there.

The Republican leadership had best do some severe soul-searching. No one wants more deficit spending. But these are not normal times. The unemployment extensions have to be considered a lifeline in a time of great need. The Republican leadership could have picked many issues to stand on that the people of America would have backed them up on.

This is Barack Obama’s economy… it’s his insanely suicidal policies that are preventing job growth. His administration has not ‘saved’ (what the hell does that mean?) or generated 3.6 million jobs! The 300 ‘green’ jobs at a lithium battery factory were paid for lock, stock and barrel by your taxes. At last count, these miraculous ‘green’ recovery jobs cost Americans like you and me a bare 500,000 dollars per job.

Guess what else? China now controls the world’s market on rare earth minerals. These are mineral elements used in strategic materials. We used to have one of the best sources of rare earth minerals in the world, until Senator Diane Feinstein and the late Alan Cranston locked them all away in another DeMarxist environmental hatchet job, so that her husband, Richard Blum, could make sweet business deals with the communist Chinese.

The ugly truth is that well over fourteen million jobs have been lost and Americans need Conservative leadership that’s going to work for us, not against us.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Countdown 2011… 109 Days And Out.

First. In yesterday’s article I cited West Virginia as being a part of the Mason-Dixon line. West Virginia did not exist until after the Civil War, so the article should have stated Virginia, as was pointed out to me by a reader.

One hundred and nine days until the reckoning. Conservative Patriot numbers (that’s Tea Party to you liberally challenged types out there), are running on the north side of twenty million, and that’s not counting the millions of independents and Democrats whose gag reflex just won’t handle the MaoBama DeMarxist goose-step towards national third-world socialist redistribution, abject poverty and eternal mediocrity.

Obama addresses the NAACP in 2009.

Barack Hussein Obama’s latest rush towards oblivion involves a massive race card ploy, which is supposed to ignite a fever-pitch fire in the bellies of blacks. So far, all it has done is to illustrate what a cheap political ploy it really is. Blacks, especially the considerable numbers of the black community who have managed, through hard work and determination, to escape from the clutches of the government-managed and sustained DeMarxist poverty farms in the inner cities, are far less likely to fall for the sugar-coated, pie-in-the-sky fantasies painted by DeMarxists, to keep the true believers in the fold.

Black families tend to be conservative in much of their outlook. They’ve had plenty of time to examine the disconnect between what Barack Obama says and what he has done… those are their taxes going up… those are their homes being foreclosed and their jobs being lost, as well as ours. These are their United States being invaded by illegal aliens, taking jobs from their communities.

When they see a time-honored, and once honorable organization, the NAACP, turned into a cheap political sideshow, used to denigrate an immense grass roots movement of patriotic Americans of all races, it gives them pause to reflect. Racism in any form is ugly. It cannot survive in the long term because people of principle will invariably reject it.

The DeMarxists have a serious problem coming in November, but Conservatives have to keep uppermost in our minds that their problem is ours. Republicans, so far, have been running on the country’s detestation of what Obama and the DeMarxists have done to the economy and the country, and what they further intend to do. That’s only going to take us just so far.

I haven’t heard a solid Conservative message articulated as yet. It needs to be simple and clear.
It’s simple, ok… ‘Articulate and lead’.
Try it. It works!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Barack Obama’s Mason-Dixon Line.

The Mason-Dixon Line was the resolution of a border dispute between the then British colonies of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia. It was named after the surveyors who undertook the task between 1763 and 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. The Mason-Dixon line was some 233 miles in length. It later became the demarcation between the ‘Yankee North’ and the South ‘Dixie’.

This 1861 map shows the position of the Mason-Dixon line.

Later on, it became known as the line between the ‘free’ North and the slave South, in particular between Pennsylvania and Maryland. During the 1800s, and particularly during the Civil War, it became the infamous Mason-Dixon line, marking the separation line between the Federal Unionist north and the Confederate south. There are no boundaries separating North and South any longer. There is a definite border between the United States of America and Mexico.

Our government, under Barack Hussein Obama, chooses to act as though we have no border, and in point of fact encourages the flood of illegals coming through. His Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, makes absolutely asinine statements such as, ‘The Border Patrol is better staffed now than at any time in its history’. Such statements fool no one. I’ve detailed in this column over the last eighteen months how Barack Obama has systematically stripped the southern border of over four hundred Border Patrol officers.

Our international border has become a war zone for the southern border states. California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are the fronts in this war, with heavily-armed drug gangs coming and going at will, with Border Patrol officers being outgunned, shot at and assaulted at an ever increasing pace, with American citizens being ravaged and murdered on their own property, with millions of illegal aliens sapping the lifeblood of this country and its legitimate citizens. This government has much to answer for.

In self defense, one state has stood against the federal behemoth. Arizona has passed a law reinforcing existent federal laws already on the books, which successive administrations have failed to do. Now, the DeMarxist administration of Barack Obama is attacking Arizona for defending its clearly defined state’s right, claiming it to be unconstitutional. What is unconstitutional is the entire regime behind that suit.

Arizona is no longer alone in her stand against Eric Holder and the MaoBama White House. So far, nine other states have come out in support of Arizona and are actively seeking to enact laws of their own… Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia… in addition to the Northern Mariana Islands. Looks like the Marianas take their borders seriously anyway. By the way, California, in all its hallucinatory arrogance, has the exact same laws already on the books that Arizona passed.

Obama has his own new Mason-Dixon Line. This time, there is no Confederacy. This time, it’s American citizens standing up to a tyrannical regime. Time is running out for the DeMarxists, and that makes them more dangerous than ever. There is a chilling article on RedState by Gary Bentley, entitled “Revolution Or Civil War, It’s Your Choice”.

It’s a nightmare scenario, like something out of a mystery thriller, though there’s not a damn thing funny about where this whole thing could go if we don’t get a real handle on it this November.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Obama Trainwreck: Racism Reigns Supreme.

Sooner or later, the wolf in the sheepskin reveals its true character or, in the case of the Obamas, their lack of. Yes, we are speaking plural here… Michelle Obama is, if anything, a more strident racist than Barack Hussein.

NAACP President Ben Jealous has accused the Tea Party Movement of racism.

Meanwhile, out here in the real world… the one whose real unemployment rate is pushing 18%, where four out of five Americans can’t find enough work to feed their families and whose extended unemployment benefits have been curtailed by partisan bickering in the Senate, with DeMarxists insisting that unemployment be paid for as part of additional spending… some twenty billion dollars worth (big surprise).

Republicans, for their part, are not unaware of the urgency of the situation, as hundreds of thousands of unemployed have had their only source of income cut since June 12. They want the money to be paid for utilizing spending cuts. They have offered four separate compromises which have been uniformly rejected by the DeMarxists. So, while the Congress dithers and the Obama administration considers more ways and means to gin up racial tension in the country to rejuvenate their severely flagging base, far from uniting the country the Obamas have, by their every word and deed, shown themselves to be the basest of racists.

The crying shame in all of this is that it is so unnecessary. The Democrats and their race-pandering, welfare-peddling policies have tried, and in far too many cases succeeded, in placing minorities, in particular blacks, into the ‘new plantation system’. It is a dark and evil place, where the images of racism have got to be perpetuated in order to foster the requisite mental attitudes of victimization, helplessness and slavish dependence on government.

More than one million two hundred thousand American men have fought and died for freedom, from the Civil War to the present, to preserve and protect the very freedoms the race-haters take so lightly. Since Obama took office, the racial divide in this country has become more and more pronounced. From the institutional racists such as Eric Holder, Representative Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, to professional race haters such as the increasingly irrelevant Jesse Jackson and the never-to-miss-an-opportunity Al (Tawana Brawley) Sharpton. They crawl out of the woodwork at a moment’s notice, to stir the ashes of race and set them alight once more. It’s all they have. They’re a one trick pony and many minorities have come to see how empty their words, and how false the images they portray, are.

Barack Hussein Obama is a badly flawed and failed President with an administration in shambles. DeMarxist politicians are bailing out as fast as possible, to distance themselves as far from Obama as they can while they can. Americans won’t be duped any longer. Oddly enough, it’s been the racists themselves who have expiated the so-called white guilt. We’ve come full circle on the entire race issue now. We don’t owe you a thing.
Have a great life.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The New Barbary Coast.

Oakland, California was a place of refuge for tens of thousands of badly frightened San Francisco residents, in the days just following the 1906 earthquake. Arriving in just about anything that would float in those pre-bridge days, they were welcomed as best the people of Oakland could manage. Many decided to stay and build homes there. For years, Oakland existed as a bucolic community in the shadow of her garishly dramatic neighbor across the bay.

The 'Barbary Coast' - Pacific Street in 1913.

The San Francisco of the 1850s was a wild and dangerous place for the unlucky or unwary. The influx of gold seekers had caused an explosion in the population of what had been a sleepy Spanish village. From 1847 to 1870, the population of San Francisco increased from 500 to around 150,000. “Follow the money”, and that’s exactly what hundreds of thieves, murderers, prostitutes, confidence men, purveyors of opium and just about any other vice you could imagine, or pay for, did. Sometimes you paid with your life. This ‘anything goes’ district on the waterfront, in what is now the downtown district, came to be known as the ‘Barbary Coast’.

It was an area no self-respecting citizen of San Francisco would frequent. Corrupt city officials ran interference for the well-heeled criminal king pins of the day. When the situation became intolerable, the ‘solid citizens’ of San Francisco rose up and formed ‘The Committee of Vigilance’ in 1851 (about the time of my own family’s arrival in San Francisco, overland). After a few hangings and forcing some corrupt officials to resign, in addition to arresting and deporting a few dozen undesirables and turning others over to city authorities, the Committee that had formed for a ‘term’ of three months disbanded, as agreed.

Vigilance Committee members.

Numbering some 700 men, they showed remarkable restraint. In addition to causing the city’s underworld population to step lightly and keep a very low profile, they walked street patrols, keeping watch for fires and other disorders. In time, the rats returned to their nests and the committee was revived again in 1856, this time with an approximate 6,000 members. The old Barbary Coast is a dim memory now and the subject of walking tours through downtown San Francisco.

Oakland had no Barbary Coast. Most people know Oakland as the home of the Raiders football team, and know little else about the city. The Oakland police force has to deal with a number of high crime areas. At full strength, it should be fielding between eight and nine hundred officers. Police numbers have suffered, as do most critical services under successive liberal administrations, going all the way back to former Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown, who became Oakland’s 44th Mayor. Now, with the impending firing of eighty police officers, things on the streets may reach critical mass.

I’ve spent my entire career in emergency service in the private sector. I can tell you for a fact that there are neighborhoods and entire areas in Oakland we would not go into. Certainly not after dark, in any case. I’m not advocating vigilance committees, but residents in some of these neighborhoods may have to band together as armed responsible citizens to protect themselves, their families, homes and property from the influx of crime which is sure to result from the OPD’s just-published list of crimes it will no longer be able to dispatch units to… which seems to cover just about everything except assault, rape, mayhem and murder.

There is an axiom which has proven true, despite all the statist spin to the contrary:
“An armed society is a polite society.”
Let’s hope that Oakland does not indeed become the ‘New Barbary Coast’.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

States’ Rights, Then And Now.

Yesterday, my article purposely skirted the issue of states’ rights. John Brown would have been executed, whether he assaulted the Springfield Armory or not. In his missionary zeal for his abolitionist cause, he murdered five pro-slavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas on May 26, 1856.

The ‘States’ Rights’ issue was never a simple one, and the America of the 1850s was being torn apart by the slavery issue. The pro-slavery south was determined that the abolitionist north not bring ‘free states’ into the union. That’s a vast oversimplification but, in essence, the antebellum south was dependent on slave labor to maintain its agrarian economy which was extremely labor intensive. Southern politicians held strongly to the principle of the right of states to self-determination, with regard to the enumerated powers granted the Federal Government by the Constitution in Article 1, Section 8. Another oversimplification, but my purpose here is not to embark on a historical treatise.

The framers of the Constitution knew that they had a hot potato on their hands with the slavery issue. It’s why they skirted it. They knew that they could never get the support of the southern states if they addressed it. Unfortunately, it was a genie that was already out of the bottle. As the race baiters are fond of saying, many of the signatories, particularly from the southern states, were slave owners, though even at that early date many northern politicians detested slavery. They were men of their time. England and France had been slave-free for almost 50 years by 1850. You might say that the seeds of the Civil War were sown at the time the Constitution was ratified.

At this point, it might be germane to point out that muslim slavers have been active practically from the time of Mohammed, shortly after the year 600 AD, though the muslims certainly didn’t have a lock on the market. Anyone ever consider the origin of the word ‘slave’? The total numbers of enslaved peoples, predominantly of African origin, will never be known… however, it is in the multiples of millions. The total number of slaves transported across the Atlantic is said to be more than eleven million, though the number of slaves imported to the US was greatly curtailed by 1820. Muslim slave traders are active in sub-Saharan Africa to this day.

There has been much outright bunk out there about Abraham Lincoln and the slavery issue. The nutcases have a one horse argument that Lincoln was not the least interested in the slavery issue until his second term election. Lincoln was strongly in favor of ending slavery, by preventing new states and territories from entering the Union as slave states or territories. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was to have accomplished this. Obviously, later on such a gradual extinction of slavery became impossible with the advent of the war.

Fast forward to today and the US government’s refusal to protect US citizens from the depredations of illegal aliens and Mexican drug cartels operating across our southern border. It’s about time some of the states started asserting themselves against the ridiculous failure of the Federal government to perform their duty. The DeMarxist government feels that the only way to preserve itself in power is to allow, and encourage, a literal invasion of our country by a sub-group of largely illiterate, low wage earners… crippling states with their demands on services which were intended for citizens of this country. They see these people as automatic votes for the DeMarxist goody-bag of welfare treats.

Our out of control government in Washington is facing more and more states standing up and saying ‘hell no!’, alongside many millions of American citizens determined to take back our country and put it back on the path of Constitutional conservatism.
States’ rights are your rights… fight for them.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.

First published as an abolitionist (anti-slavery) hymn in The Atlantic Monthly in February of 1862. Lyrics written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861. The tune was adapted from a popular Union marching song which went in part, “We will hang John Brown’s body from a sour apple tree”.

John Brown

John Brown was an ardent abolitionist who advocated a slave rebellion in the south. Brown, along with eighteen others, attacked and captured the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. The arsenal was held by Brown for two days, before being recaptured by US Marines under the command of Captain Robert E. Lee, soon to command the Army of Northern Virginia for the Confederacy. Brown was captured, tried for capital treason and hanged in Charleston, N. Carolina on Dec 2, 1862, along with four surviving members of his band.

His crimes were seen by the southern slave states as an act of the US government in cahoots with northern abolitionists. His rebellion was idealized by northern abolitionists. The John Brown affair was one of the contributing factors of the war between the states.

The first stanza of the ‘Battle Hymn’ goes:

“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord”,
“He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored”,
“He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword”,
“His truth is marching on”.

The American Civil War, 1861-1865, cost the lives of 620,000 men… many little more than boys. Some historians place the number much higher, citing incomplete or lost records and the very high number of missing, whose remains have not been found to this day. This war was fought on one side to divide the country and preserve slavery, and the other to preserve the Republic and the freedoms espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Every American should read the lyrics of the battle hymn and reflect on the immense sacrifices of those men to keep this country united and the dream of freedom for all alive.

We are in an undeclared civil war. It’s not about slavery… though the ghosts of the past are with us, and there are those who would, for their own purposes and selfish personal gain, keep those wounds open and suppurating. This war is for the identity of our Republic and the futures of our children. It’s for your freedom and mine.

This war is against those domestic enemies who once again would divide Americans, given the chance. This war is against those foreign enemies, who serve a religion which worships death and practices slavery… it rules by fear and unspeakable cruelty, and seeks to destroy this country. This war is against those in our own government, who would enslave the very people they had been elected to serve.

The Patriots in this war are you and I, they are your families, friends and neighbors. The next three months are the key to victory in this war against those who hate this country and all it stands for.
Get active!!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque An Obscenity… And New York’s Shame.

It’s hard to fathom how supposedly sophisticated, intelligent New Yorkers have turned into such saps. It’s not Frank Sinatra’s New York anymore. It appears to be populated by girly-men and women, more concerned with political correctness than the potential for having a thirteen-storey terrorist support facility at the heart of the city, where adherents to a medieval cult slaughtered three thousand on American soil.

Vincent and Joyce Boland, who lost their son, Vincent, on 9/11.

A radical Mullah, Feisal Abdul Rauf, with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and the radical Islamo-Fascist Palestinian movement, and one of the chief sponsors of the Gaza flotilla, attempting to break the embargo of military stores and munitions bound for the East Bank, is behind this scheme.

New York’s Lower Manhattan Community Board 1 (LCBM) Landmark Commission (LMCBLC) literally broke all precedent by refusing to consider the landmark status of the building at 45-47 Park Place, a 152 year old historical building designed by the famous architect Daniel D. Badger. The building was most recently a Burlington coat factory retail outlet. But, more importantly, it is the site where a landing gear assembly from one of the planes that hit the Towers plunged through the roof of the building, coming to rest in the basement.

There’s no nice way to put this, but that board has been bought and paid for. Last Wednesday night, seven members of that board voted to deny historical status to the building. Seven members out of some twenty four. Think the fix might have been in? We need to follow the money. I detect the not-so-delicate hand of CAIR in here somewhere.

Islam has a history of building mosques on the sites of what they consider to be military triumphs. The Temple of the Mount in Jerusalem is one, and there are hundreds of others. That the Mad Mullah has designated the project to be named the Cordoba project in itself is significant, in that Cordoba, Spain, was conquered by invading Muslim armies in 711 AD and became the capital of the Caliphate. Incidentally, Cordoba was also the site of a pogrom aimed at Christians and Jews, in the year 1011.

The planned mosque is proposed to have thirteen floors. Not a coincidence. It represents the thirteenth Imam, who will only re-emerge from his well at the time of Islam’s world triumph. 9-11 survivors, New York and New Jersey firefighters, and associated Patriots groups are taking the lead on fighting this unspeakable crime against the memory of the people murdered by this pernicious religious cult. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has displayed craven cowardice on this issue… refusing to meet with 9-11 family members, survivors and Patriot groups.

America has a very bitter pill to swallow. There is no such thing as a moderate muslim. The very basic tenants of this benighted cult of death call for every Muslim to make jihad against the infidel.
That’s you and me. We’ve got our work cut out for us.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Independents Show Disgust With Obama And Demarxists.

How times have changed. Fifty six percent of voters, identifying themselves as independents, voted to put Barack Hussein Obama in the Presidency. Whether caught up in the glitz and glitter of a campaign choreographed like a Radio City music hall performance, or the historical moment of voting for a black man for President… some certainly voting for Obama thereby willing away the ghosts of slavery past and the much flacked, (at least by the statist press) so-called white guilt.

Other independents who would normally tend towards voting on the right, disgusted by the dismal performance of George Bush and the Republicans, joined the exodus of many Republicans and self-identified conservatives. Many Republicans and conservatives were lukewarm about the candidacy of John McCain, for all the reasons I, and many writers, have stated. Conservatives and Republicans seem to have longer memories than their DeMarxist counterparts, and we’re not nearly as fast to forgive and forget. John McCain was a deeply flawed Presidential candidate, just as he is a deeply flawed Senator… at least from a conservative point of view… and we sure as heck haven’t forgotten about him.

Barack Obama entered office destroying an already destabilized economy. Independents tend to be slightly right-of-center, and as the months of the Obama regime played out the shine started coming off of the independents’ expectations that Obama would indeed be a ‘post racial’ uniter, bringing down barriers between Americans and ushering in an era of prosperity. At least, that’s what you believed if you listened to his repetitive messages. Independents, by July 2010, have come to realize just how badly they’d been snookered.

They’re not likely to forgive or forget either, and Obama’s dismal polling among independents does not bode well for Obama or his Marxist cabal. Thirty eight percent, as opposed to the huge percentile advantage he once held. An eighteen point drop is enough to make all but the most secure DeMarxists extremely nervous. Despite all the diversions and political sideshows, they know that independents quite often swing elections.

As November rapidly approaches, the fact that the growing power of the Patriot Movement, with it’s clear conservative message, is attracting large numbers of independents and disillusioned Democrat voters is looming large. Independents and Republicans are understandably still very skeptical of the Republican hierarchy, who have a bare four months to articulate a message that will convince us that they have the bare-knuckle guts and ability to provide the leadership we’re looking for.

As Obama continues his radical extremist march to forever destroy this country as we understand it, his numbers and policies continue to unravel. The greatest danger we face now is that as the DeMarxists feel the end coming, they will be more and more desperate to complete their agenda.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Israelis Don’t Trust Hussein?!

Gee, ya think? I guess at this point I’m supposed to ask ‘and why don’t the Israelis trust Barack Hussein Obama?’… other than the fact that he is a liar, an anti-semite, and would destroy this little democratic nation of free people given half a chance.

You see, the Israelis long ago figured out just exactly who and what Barack Obama is. The Israelis are quite good at things like this… it’s what keeps them alive. To the Israelis, Obama’s and the UN’s two-state solution is no solution at all. They know, just as you and I know, that it’s a huge straw-man that the islamo-fascists will never allow to occur. Obama favors it because it favors his true interests.

Just as the entire Palestinian ‘refugee’ exodus was fostered by Arab militants, to become a permanent thorn in the hides of the Israelis and a launching pad for the eventual destruction of the Israeli state. That didn’t work out for them. After years and years of attrition through terrorist attack after attack, and several wars in which millions of Arabs were soundly defeated by the relatively tiny Israeli Defense Forces, the militant islamo-fascists are no closer to winning now than they were in 1949 and the Israelis are more determined than ever to ensure the survival of their country.

Israelis know that they enjoy the overwhelming support of the American people They don’t include Obama, but then you can’t blame them for that. You see, Israel, Americans don’t like Barack Hussein Obama any better than you do. They are well aware that the feckless, corrupt United Nations, ever a shill for rabid islamo-fascism, has a new ally in their search for ways to shackle Israel’s ability to defend itself.

Barack Hussein Obama is no friend of Israel and they know it.
Yes, Barry, it has to be the Hussein.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Republicans Had Best Have A Compelling Message.

Despite the DeMarxists headlong rush to oblivion in November, we cannot count on our Republican leadership not to blow it. They need to show something that has been sadly missing thus far, in my opinion… leadership.

To date, they’ve failed in the first big test of whether they have the intestinal fortitude to be the majority in 2011. Elena Kagan should have been stonewalled out the gate. She has zero qualification for the Supreme Court. She’s an Obama creation. A political hack. A statist mouthpiece.

Did the Republican leadership stand as one and say ‘hell no’? Of course not. They went immediately into accommodation mode, giving Kagan all the wiggle room she needed to play cutesy games and not give one substantive answer to any of the really weak-kneed, almost pandering, questions by the committee. They’ve displayed themselves as indecisive and fragmented, when they should show the American Patriots, whose favor they curry, that they can stand for what we believe in.

Conservative opinion was unmistakeably against Elena Kagan’s appointment. We told the leadership from the outset that we wanted her appointment filibustered. There were comments such as ‘Obama deserves his appointments’. Flashback to Lindsey (I’ll go which ever way the wind blows) Gramnesty… and the Sotomayor hearings. As I recall, the nomination proceedings were scarcely under way and Graham was telling her, in front of the open hearing, that she ‘is going to be confirmed’. That’s enough to make a skunk gag. Sotomayor is far to left of anyone on the Court, and Kagan is to the left of her.

Somehow, the Republicans have gotten the idea that if we don’t make nice with the DeMarxist nominees, we can’t get our own through when the time comes. In the Marine Corps we’d call it ‘cowardice in the face of the enemy’. In the case of the so-called Republican leadership, it’s ‘folding before the enemy is engaged’.

I see that John McCain has come to the party late… a little like his new-found religion on illegal amnesty and border security. The point is that if the Republicans can’t show leadership on this, can we trust them to lead? We still remember, all too well, the pathetic Republican performance of the Bush years. It’s one of the reasons incumbents have been dropping like flies. There will be more!

You cannot expect us to get behind an incoherent and fragmented message. We’ve been there and done that. There’s too much at risk this time. We have to stop and derail this DeMarxist rush to tyranny at any cost, and we have to do it now! Here is a golden opportunity for the Republicans to articulate a clear, simple message. We have to return to the Reagan model. The conservative message resonates every time that it’s clearly defined… and every time it’s followed, it’s a success.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010