Archive for December, 2011

Iraq is “over”

Posted in politcs, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , on 17, December 2011 by chockblock

So says Tom Hayden:

As the United States completes its withdrawal from Iraq, it is worth pausing to remember the determined peace activists who opposed the war from the start, including one who took up their cause and became president.

On Friday, some of them will gather in Chicago at the Federal Plaza, where in October 2002 Barack Obama, then a member of the Illinois Senate, stepped onto the stage to oppose the looming Iraq war. The plaza should be remembered as the place where the long march to peace began…

In Iraq, peace at last, LA

When Hayden and his ilk caused America to pullout of Vietnam, Cambodia fell as well.

The Khmer Rouge government arrested, tortured and eventually executed anyone suspected of belonging to several categories of supposed “enemies”

It wasn’t that they were anti-war, so much as on the side of America’s enemies. Yes, Viet Cong flags flew during anti-war protests. Hayden was the husband of Jane “Hanoi Jane” Fonda. She who posed with a North Vietnamese AA gun and lied about their beating US POWs. Things never change.

The left hates America. There are no moderate lefties anymore. Most are just commie front groups.

The left did the bidding of their Soviet masters and left Vietnam and Cambodia to rot under the rule of tyrants. If Iran invades Iraq or turns it into the Killing Fields 2.0, they won’t care.
They make a graveyard and call it peace. They will always hate true freedom and democracy.


Ron Paul creeps me out

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , on 16, December 2011 by chockblock

So one of the “frontrunners” is this Ron Paul…

Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American physician, author and United States Congressman who is seeking to be the Republican Party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. Paul represents Texas’s 14th congressional district, which covers an area south and southwest of Houston that includes Galveston. Paul serves on the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Financial Services, and on the Joint Economic Committee. He is the chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, where he has been an outspoken critic of American foreign and monetary policy.–
“Ron Paul”, wikipedia

So what are his positions?
They change with the wind like all politicians. But at the core:

He’s a really creepy bigot.

The newsletters were particularly obsessed with AIDS, “a politically protected disease thanks to payola and the influence of the homosexual lobby,” and used it as a rhetorical club to beat gay people in general. In 1990, one newsletter approvingly quoted “a well-known Libertarian editor” as saying, “The ACT-UP slogan, on stickers plastered all over Manhattan, is ‘Silence = Death.’ But shouldn’t it be ‘Sodomy = Death’?” Readers were warned to avoid blood transfusions because gays were trying to “poison the blood supply.” “Am I the only one sick of hearing about the ‘rights’ of AIDS carriers?” a newsletter asked in 1990. That same year, citing a Christian-right fringe publication, an item suggested that “the AIDS patient” should not be allowed to eat in restaurants and that “AIDS can be transmitted by saliva,” which is false.

News Bulletin: Ron Paul Is a Huge Racist By Jonathan Chait (quoting a news story about Paul’s own pamphlets).

and here’s more:

Not sur­pris­ingly, the Von Mises Insti­tute he founded and ran is allied with the “League of the South,” which views the Civil War as a cri­sis over state’s rights and calls for an inde­pen­dent south­ern repub­lic and wants, yes, “to return to a sound cur­rency” based in gold.3 The League of the South laments the fact that “aliens” now gov­ern the for­mer Con­fed­er­acy. It wants to return rule to the heirs of the “Anglo-Celtic tra­di­tion.” Roth­bard and the Von Mises Insti­tute sim­i­larly describe the Civil War as an unjust inter­ven­tion, and claim slav­ery would have van­ished on its own. The North, they argue, cre­ated racism in what had been a benign nat­ural hier­ar­chy

Ron Paul, the Gold Standard and Neo Confederates,

Ace shows us the relationship between Paul and wacko Alex Jones:

Another thing I don’t believe is that Ron Paul’s thick-as-thieves relationship with fringe lunatic crank and Truther Alex Jones is just some kind of coincidence, given that Paul can’t seem to stay away from the ghastly paranoid.
When I say Alex Jones is Truther, I don’t mean he flirts with it. I mean he says the United States government loaded the buildings with explosives and detonated them.

And sure, he won’t ask Stormfront (the Neo-Nazi group) to stop fundraising for him, or including his link on their web-pages, and he won’t return that sweet sweet Nazi gold either.

Only Ron Paul Can Restore America To Its Former Greatness*
* For Some Definitions of “Greatness”

If you’re “brave and principled” on never voting for an appropriation bill, but also shelter yourself from any political consequence of this stance by making sure your constituents get all the sweet, sweet Federal Gold their hearts desire, are you really brave or principled?
Ron Paul’s Earmark Problem

Ron Paul hates Israel. Like Pat Buchanan And like that dinosaur, Paul is a “conservative” liberals can point to and say “all conservatives are crazy.” He steals the youth vote (college students love a good tin foil hat story). He brings in scum and racists to the GOP. And his foreign policy views are just batshit crazy.

Everything else that’s wrong with Paul–the paranoia, the crank theories–exists as an adjunct to this first prime fault. And the success of Paul in winning a boutique audience for his message has driven the rest of the field to mimic his crank monetary theories.–
Don’t Endorse Ron Paul, David Frum

Paul was the first in the GOP to get the internet. That was because his positions were so toxic that the GOP and the Tea Party would never give his crazy ass the time of day. Hence the blimp with “Who is Ron Paul? (Google Ron Paul)”. Stupid blimp got more press than flight hours. Yes drawing inspiration from an Ayn Rand novel shows that he can read. So can a million other Rand fanboys.

I hope that Paul is the last of the paleoconservatives. The man’s a toxic RINO. If not for his racist views he’d be a democrat. He’s a republican out of convenience like David Duke.

I hope this is his last time on the national stage.


Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 15, December 2011 by chockblock

A group of people marched on Washington DC. They had numbers. They had motivation. The year was 1928 and this was what you’d see on the streets of DC:

The second KKK flourished nationwide in the early and mid 1920s, and adopted the same costumes and code words as the first Klan, while introducing cross burnings.

A short time later, the scandal surrounding the murder trial of D.C. Stephenson destroyed the image of the Ku Klux Klan as upholders of law and order. By 1926 the Ku Klux Klan was “crippled and discredited.”

After World War II, folklorist and author Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the Klan and provided information to media and law enforcement agencies. He also provided secret code words to the writers of the Superman radio program, resulting in episodes in which Superman took on the KKK. Kennedy’s intention to strip away the Klan’s mystique and trivialize the Klan’s rituals and code words may have contributed to the decline in Klan recruiting and membership.
Klu Klux Klan, Wikipeida

The rest is history. The Klan is now a punchline and a fringe movement.

In 2011, another group of disgruntled white people took to the streets:

The Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York City on September 17, 2011.[13] By October 9, similar demonstrations were either ongoing or had been held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities across the U.S.
Occupy movement, Wikipeida

So the #occupy movement has had support of the Democratic Party. Both movements were started over bigotry, anger and paranoia. Both movements are violent and have a rap sheet a mile long and try to deny it.. Just as confederate veterans and later anti-immigrant groups would join the KKK (and the KKK would spawn white citizen’s councils and embrace the skinhead movement), ACORN tried to become one with the #occupy movement.
The KKK had Brith of a Nation.. #Occupy has fawning portraits in the media and a class taught by a private university. Oh yeah both movements hate democracy.

The worm had turned however. Much faster than back in the 1920’s and 1950’s.

There is a video game where the villains espouse their talking points. One member of the #occupy movement makes the same lament Nathan Bedford Forest did that the movement became too violent. Their website’s readership is plummeting.
Some in the media see the ‘movement’ for the chaotic evil it is. Oh yeah, the KKK/Neo-Nazis love #occupy by the way.

Like the 1920’s era KKK, the #Occupy movement is the high water mark for those who want to seize power. They won’t go away. Far from it. Expect to see some off shoot movement that appeals to violent losers like how the KKK appropriated the skinhead movement from the Reggie/Rude Boy subculture. The left loves fake vets, so expect to see some of those hawking lefty propaganda. But the socialist movement is finished. They will have to hide it more now that we have the internet. The KKK became the White Citizen’s Councils, Aryan Nations, Skinheads et al. Then they all became jokes.

The Communist/Socialist movement begat the Greens, the Global Warming hysteria, “social justice”, the progressive movement and now #Occupy. They will all be just bylines in a history book.

Bigotry is ugly kids

P.S. This post is for all those who say that conservatives are racist.

7 Dec, 1941

Posted in army training, HOOAH!, politcs, rankers, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , on 8, December 2011 by chockblock

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

Pearl Harbor speech (1941)
by PresidentFranklin Delano Roosevelt

Could it have been prevented? No. We must remember. We must be ready. We must teach the lessons learned.

College myths still won’t die!

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , , , , on 8, December 2011 by chockblock

Like a monster in a bad horror film, the left and the MSM keep pushing the “College is maximum fun!” meme..into the ground:

Not to rub it in, but here are 10 cool, unusual classes you probably wish you were taking instead.

Boston University: “Surfing and American Culture”.

Emerson: “Puppetry”.

Harvard: “Anime as Global Pop Culture”.

10 college courses you wish you’d registered for: By Vanessa Formato (Boston Globe, yes THE Boston Globe)

Instapundit and Walter Russell Mead are not impressed:

“It is hard to know which is more disturbing, here: that a college can accept student loan money for a course like this without being charged with financial fraud or the vapid thinking and limp prose that Globe editors evidently think belongs in their newspaper.”

I went and sank (or tired to) the four big college myths that these “courses” feed.

College is not a party all the time, I get to watch anime and get credit for it. We as a nation have known that this crap has been going on for years. It’s an open secret. The reason many teachers and other professionals in government lack the ability to do their job is that they pad their CV with these bullshit fluff courses. Some colleges and universities let the students make their own courses for credit. Get your freinds to sign up and you too can get credit for playing Modern Warfare. They get hired based on that stellar college transcript only to find out that the “teacher” knows less about English, science or math than the students.

These slackers may get a harsh dose of reality when they submit their transcripts. I’d be embarrassed if I had “Buffy Studies” or “Anime as Global Popular Culture” on my transcript with a letter grade. To and employer, that’s signal that the transcript and the degree are worthless.

I took some fun courses in college. Tai Chi, drawing, weight training, meditation etc. But they were non-credit courses. On my transcript they were worth 0.0 (A of course being worth a 4.0). They were my one hour mental health breaks. I still had to take the hard STEM courses to get my degree. Parents who let their sons and daughters take these courses for credit, students to take these courses for credit should be ashamed. But not surprised if the ones who get an A in Anime or Puppetry are working at Starbucks. At least you have a 4.0.

Selling Orwell

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , on 7, December 2011 by chockblock

He says “trickle-down economics” rather than capitalism, but “trickle-down economics” is merely an argument in favor of capitalism. There is no such thing as “trickle-down economics.” There is capitalism, and the argued advantage of it, which is the trickling down of created wealth. Ace on our current leadership

Republican candidates get accused of using “code words” or “white supremacists dog whistles” when ever they talk about crime or smaller government.

I’m guessing the speech writers put in a socialist “dog whistle” to appeal to the democrats base.

The mask never came off, the MSM just keep trying to tell us that it was a good thing, the big money bailouts et al. As the cliche joke goes “Vote Democrat! It’s easier than getting a job.”

We Americans fool ourselves if we ignore the parallels between Europe’s problems and our own.

To flourish, the welfare state requires favorable economics and demographics: rapid economic growth to pay for social benefits and young populations to support the old. Both economics and demographics have moved adversely.

The paradox is that the welfare state, designed to improve security and dampen social conflict, now looms as an engine for insecurity, conflict and disappointment. Facing the hard questions of finding a sustainable balance between individual protections and better economic growth, the Europeans have spent years dawdling. The parallel with our situation is all too obvious.

The welfare state’s reckoning:
Robert J. Samuelson

The White House, the lefties in Congress and in the Media can ignore this all they want(OWS was an attempt to change the subject and prepare for 2012). But the reality is that all the “hope and change” can’t mask the lack of money. Yet this is the Democrats campaign song. It’s who they are. They believe in government and the spending and enlarging of government. They create a dependent class and hand out goodies to them. From welfare to student loans, the moochers view government (and the democrats) as the ones who will take care of them.

He honestly argued for a welfare state and directly stated his disbelief in trickle-down economics. For once — again, except in a few places — this wasn’t conservative rhetoric to cover up progressive policies. It was progressive rhetoric to promote progressive policies. Nobody who reads this speech should be in doubt as to what he’s selling — but they should think deeply about how much freedom they’re willing to give up to buy it.
Obama’s BIG small-minded class warfare speech in Kansas doesn’t disappoint; by Tina Korbe

The dependent class sucking down welfare and SSI (that they didn’t earn), the hipster OWS crowd, the green lobby believe in this. They are willing to give up everything for it. The democrats hope that’s enough to hang on to power. Time will tell.