We’ll Never Limit Government

It has begun!  The media sideshow…..the media circus that we lovingly call our election process……

If you are a conservative then you will be bombarded with the promise of a “limited government”……that evil brought to you by those no good liberals…..

Guess what!  That “limited government” is a pipe dream….a slogan for the mindless to nod in approval…..as government is today…you will NEVER have that elusive fantasy of a “limited government”…….

Why?

 

We’ll Never Limit Government Unless We Ditch Foreign Intervention by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.

19th Of March Came And Went

I waited a couple of days top see how many people would take the time to remember the 19th of March……as I figured it came and went and NO one cared!  Instead they spent their time on some moronic e-mail scam or whether or not a new AG will get her vote……..

What the Hell am I going on about, right?

19 March 2003 US invaded Iraq for the second time in less than 15 years…….

Let me help refresh your brain!

Total amount of approved taxpayer spending on the Iraq War through 2011 $1 Trillion
Total amount of money lost or unaccounted for from the Iraq War $9 billion
Total amount of money lost in unaccounted for or stolen equipment $549.7 million
Total amount of U.S. taxpayer dollars earmarked for the reconstruction of Iraq $6.6 billion
Total amount of Halliburton overcharges classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported $1.4 billion
Total number of bombs dropped on Iraq during the Shock and Awe Campaign 4,845
Total amount of monthly spending during 2009 on the Iraq War $7.3 billion
Total amount of U.S. spent monthly on Iraq War in 2008 $12 billion
Total number of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq War 4,487 U.S. troops
Total percentage of male U.S. troops killed in the Iraq War 98%
Total percentage of U.S. non-officers that were killed in the Iraq War 82%
Total number of non-U.S. troops killed in Iraq 316
Total number of non-U.S. troops killed from the U. K. 179
Total number of U.S. soldiers wounded in the Iraq War 32,223
Percent of U.S. soldiers wounded with serious brain or spinal injuries 20 %
Total percentage of U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq War who developed serious mental health problems within 4 months of returning home 30 %
 Got it now?It was all a LIE!  And here is what you can do….try to keep up…A list of must-reads compiled by Scott Horton for the anniversary of the start of the Iraq WarJust thought you might want to know what happen on that day….I know there are many vets that will NEVER forget…..so WHY SHOULD YOU?

It Is All About The Theatrics

But first…Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock, of Star Trek Fame,  has died at 83…….R.I.P.

My analysis in the past decade is that there is NO substantial politics anymore…..all we have now is theatrics……whoever runs in front of the camera first gets to present its mini-drama for the public.

This is true for Congress and especially for the latest edition of CPAC….or as I like to call it…..Theater of the Absurd.  Chest thumping and macho BS and NO mention of any solutions or issues….just Dems bad….GOP good!

The theatrics go on day after day……and the news lets the morons talk about whatever they choose and never make the interviewed person answer a direct question………

We know that most Tea Party dudes and dudettes do not believe the climate change is a real problem and much theatrics have been shown around this issue……and yesterday was NO different…..Sen. Inhofe is the head cheerleader for the anti-climate people……showed his drama training…..

The chair of the Senate Environment Committee offered the chamber some compelling evidence yesterday against man-made climate change: a snowball. “Because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, do you know what this is?” Sen. Jim Inhofe said to fellow Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy as he produced the snowball, the Hill reports. “It’s a snowball. And it’s just from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonable,” Inhofe said before chucking the snowball in Cassidy’s direction. The Oklahoman, one of the most vocal climate-change deniers in the Senate, went on to denounce “alarmism” on the subject and accuse President Obama of being “detached from reality” for claiming that climate change is a bigger threat than terrorism.

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse rebutted Inhofe’s claims, starting by saying he wanted “to respond to the presentation by one of the Republican senators suggesting that the continued existence of snow disproves climate change,” CNN reports. At the Washington Post, Philip Bump writes that those not completely convinced by Inhofe’s evidence might argue that he’s using “one bit of weather-related data to try to disprove a well-established, very long-term trend. Bump also notes that “temperatures in February are supposed to be cold in the Northern Hemisphere since it is a season called ‘winter'” and points out that one snowball doesn’t change the fact that 2014 was indeed the warmest year on record, according to NASA and the NOAA.

Basically, he is saying….it is winter and it snowed……so there can be no problem.  I am NO climate scientist but it seems that,  if I remember correctly, in Winter it snows and Summer it is hot….I could be wrong and I am sure that someone will point it out.

I wonder what the ‘snowball’ prop cost the fossil fuel industry.

Some things seldom change…….and Inhofe is an idiot……period!

I mentioned CPAC…..that collection of clowns that come to time once a year….a couple day news fest of conservs where they stand around thumping their chests to impression the moneyed few in case they choose to run for office…….during the speeches much is said…..not a word of it has anything to do with a plan to keep this country strong…..most of the rhetoric is aim against the prez….now there are many things that I can say against Obama and his policies…….but then I am not trying to impress morons with money……

So far this CPAC is the usual BS….but then there is the fair haired boy that some want to run for prez…..Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and his capability to act like a prez……

Scott Walker hasn’t officially declared he’s running for president, but the Wisconsin governor knows if he were president, he’d be able to handle ISIS. Why? Because he’s taken on public unions. In a speech yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (aka the “conservative Woodstock”) in National Harbor, Md., Walker reminded everyone of his anti-unions stance and extrapolated that to how he’d do taking on the militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria, the Guardian reports. “I want a commander in chief who will do everything in their power to make sure the threat from Islamic terrorists will not show up on our soil,” he said. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.” Walker was referring to 2011 protests in his state that demonstrated against his Act 10 legislation, which effectively nixed collective bargaining for public unions, per NPR.

One person who didn’t appreciate Walker’s comments, per the Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt. “To compare the hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, grandmothers, veterans, correctional officers, nurses, and all the workers who came out to peacefully protest and stand together for their rights as Americans to ISIS terrorists is disgusting and unacceptable,” Neuenfeldt said in a statement. Walker’s counterpoint: “Let me be perfectly clear: I’m just pointing out the closest thing I have to handling this difficult situation is the 100,000 protesters I had to deal with,” he told reporters, as per the Journal. “You all will misconstrue things the way you see fit. That’s the closest thing I have in terms of handling a difficult situation, not that there’s any parallel between the two.” When asked by a reporter if he regretted yesterday’s statements, he simply said, “No.”

Chest thumping like a sex crazed primate is not a answer…..well maybe from some inebriated frat boy….but kinda moronic from a political wannabe…..

I have been there…I would prefer 100,000 protesters than 100 dudes with rifles that want to kill me….

It was stupid…but then I have come to expect stupid outta all political wannabes.

Shall we move to that old broad Madonna falling off a stage….she could have broken a hip.

STOP Bitching About FOX

We all see that FOX News has a tendency to be less than accurate in some of their reporting……and we can bitch about their lies….but guess what?

They are doing nothing illegal!

Got this on Twitter today……

 

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The sad part is that NO one wants to ignore their lies……and far too many take whatever they say as gospel……and that is feeding the epidemic of stupidity that is quickly taking over the country…..

 

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Ho Crap!  In my rush to say something negative…I forgot to write that the court case was a hoax…I am sorry…..and I thank Larry for making me re-read my post……I need to be younger….apparently I think faster than I type….sorry guys!

VA: Time For This “Yutz” To Go!

My regulars know that I spend a lot of time writing about the Middle East….well for good reason….it is what I went to school for….but I also post many articles about our veterans and their treatment.

This country owes EVERYTHING to our vets and we give them squat.  Oh we talk a good game and we buy cheap little trinkets and we even occasionally say thanx…..when it comes down to it…we do Not support our veterans….and when we do some little thing it is out of guilt and NO genuine concern.

But this asshat is the leader of our vets and their policies and then he goes off on a rant and a pack of lies……..

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald last year took over a department facing no small amount of scandal—and now he’s stirred up controversy of his own. It started when he was being taped by CBS while speaking with a homeless veteran in Los Angeles, the Huffington Post reports. The man said he’d been in special forces, to which the former Procter & Gamble CEO, who is a military veteran himself, said: “Special forces? What years? I was in special forces!” But he wasn’t; he spent most of his service in the 82nd Airborne Division. “I have no excuse,” McDonald tells the Huffington Post. “I was not in special forces.”

In a statement to the Military Times, McDonald notes that the comment was “inaccurate, and I apologize to anyone that was offended by my misstatement. I have great respect for those who have served our nation in special forces.” He explained the situation to the Huffington Post: “I reacted spontaneously and I reacted wrongly” to the man saying he had been in special forces. He says he had “no intent in any way to describe my record any different than it is.” The White House says it takes McDonald “at his word.” But just last week, the Military Times notes, McDonald said on Meet the Press that 60 VA employees had recently been let go over the hospital scandal; he then walked back the claim, saying just eight had been fired.

Time for this ‘yutz’ to do the right thing and resign……….our vets deserve better representation than some liar and fraud.

The “Hit List”

Sorry not some review of some random network melodrama….in this case I am reffering to the government sanctioning assassinations.

If you have a grasp on American history then you may know that Pres. Ford signed a bill that would NOT allow assassinations by the US ………how many Americans even know that this law exists?

In 1976, President Ford issued Executive Order 11905 to clarify U.S. foreign intelligence activities. The order was enacted in response to the post-Watergate revelations that the CIA had staged multiple attempts on the life of Cuban President Fidel Castro.

In a section of the order labeled “Restrictions on Intelligence Activities,” Ford outlawed political assassination: Section 5(g), entitled “Prohibition on Assassination,” states: “No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination.”

Since 1976, every U.S. president has upheld Ford’s prohibition on assassinations. In 1978 President Carter issued an executive order with the chief purpose of reshaping the intelligence structure. In Section 2-305 of that order, Carter reaffirmed the U.S. prohibition on assassination.

One could argue that the drone strikes are a form of assassination and I am sure there is a ruling that makes that somehow exempt from the law Ford signed into policy……and now there is another break in that law……

A new report from CNN reveals that the Obama Administration has created a “hit list” of suspected ISIS members it intends to kill. Officials say the project has been at work for months, with people getting added all the time.

Topping the list, unsurprisingly, is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the ISIS state in Iraq and Syria, and leader of the group. “Jihadi John,” the unidentified man with a British accent in some videos, is also up near the top of the list.

I am not here to argue whether the people “targeted” are deserving or not…..only that it appears to be a blatant breaking of the law.  All I am saying is that a cold calculated killing of another individual is murder……and ergo assassination.

Are we a nation of laws or not?

Speak up!

The Will Of The People

That single tagline is the biggest sack of SH*T ever uttered by a political leader…..of any flavor.

Do the American people really buy into this lie?  Do they really believe that they can make a difference?

Why do you ask Professor?

We can train ourselves to believe just about anything.  This piece of bovine fecal matter is a testament to that accusation by me……we are told that the will of the people is our governing principle and that the president serves at the leisure of the voter…..and not solely the US but any country that has “free” elections….the will of the people will prevail.

An excellent ideal if only it were true and a governance principle….but as I have said….it is a sack of SH*T!

Let’s just look at a few historical events in the past couple of decades to prove the point…..

First let us travel to Iran….after WW2 there was an election a dude named Ali Razmara was elected PM but was assassinated a month into his reign and a nationalistic man named Mossadeq becomes PM and the parliament votes to nationalize the oil industry….and in 1953 he was overthrown with help from intel services of US and UK.

Second, 1954 Guatemala…a leftist president was elected by the people of Guatemala and he began his reign by nationalizing the fruit industry to the opposition of Standard Fruit…..CIA put together an operation to remove Guzman from office and put in their little “yes” man Armas.

Now on to 1970 Chile……Allende was voted into the presidency of Chile by a popular vote, a close vote which went to the Congress to be settled and Allende won.  After his election a depression began and to head off a complete breakdown he began to nationalize banks and some foreign companies…..because he was a leftist the old “the commies are coming” ploy was played out by the CIA and he was overthrown in a favor of a dictator Pinochet.

These people were elected by the people to carry out their will……and the US decided that was not good enough and worked to replace them.

It is NEVER about the will of the people but rather the will of capital that precipitated the change in governance.  The people had nothing to do with the decision to overthrow these elected officials.

But the American people continue to buy into the con of “the will of the people”.