Friday, December 21, 2012

Old Jarhead’s Political SitRep for December 22, 2012

Old Jarhead’s Political SitRep for December 22, 2012
Robert A. Hall

As I work on this blog, my Granddaughter, Britnye, has three friends here, all around 12, for A Christmas Vacation sleepover. The lovely tune “Silent Night” does not seem to be on the agenda. ~Bob

Responses from readers of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
Like all good soldiers, I accomplished the mission you set out for me below. Because of it, I have become an informed citizen, for that I cannot thank you enough. I'll be sharing this with all my friends and more importantly, the ill-informed. I could anywhere and not be able to swing this book more than a foot before I hit an "ill-informed" person. Hopefully, we'll see the "ill-informed" hitting each other with your book. I am speaking figuratively, of course. I wrote a review on Amazon as well and hope that I've done justice to your hard work. You will be placed in my families prayers because all Old Jarheads need all the help they can get. Your service to this great country is profoundly appreciated by another who served in the Army and I will continue to fight using much of the information you have provided. God Bless America and our children! --Dan 

I want to thank you for your gracious act in forwarding The Coming Collapse of the American Republic to me. I consider it a master piece, and I enjoyed reading every word of it. I'm now taking your suggestion and reading some of the other references you quoted, and I'm suggesting to all of my friends, acquaintances, etc., that they also read this fine book. Not only are you perceptive, but you are one who educates by writing, something that I think lacks in most publications these days. Like you, I am very concerned about the state of our Union, especially the fiscal situation, and it appears today that nothing worth doing is happening within the Beltway. I think back to the Boston Tea Party, and wonder if it isn't time for Americans to just stop sending their tax dollars to Washington. There probably isn't enough jails to hold everyone, and what a wake-up message that would be for the politicians. I don't see this happening, but one can always dream! Thanks again, thank you for your service to your Country, and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas, a happy and HEALTHY New Year. --Dick, MSgt, USAF Ret.

Worth Reading: Marooned in Mexico. By Chet Nagle
Excerpt: Today, not one, but hundreds of Americans rot in Mexican jails. The State Department stopped reporting numbers years ago, but in 1998 CNN reported 400 U.S. citizens were imprisoned in Mexico, more than in any other nation. The Obama administration response is to create “Beyond Merida,” an aid program with appropriations that totaled $1.3 billion by 2010. In exchange for this ransom, how many Americans held without trial have been freed? None. (Chet Nagle is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former CIA agent, a former Pentagon official, and author of Iran Covenant and The Woolsorter’s Plague, two novels I loved. ~Bob.)

My gun compromise
If banning guns makes people safer, as an experiment, let’s ban all guns from people guarding the President, VP, Cabinet Members and Congress for three years, If that makes them safer, we can extend the ban later to other guns. ~Bob

NRA calls for protecting schools with arms
Excerpt: NRA’s Wayne LaPierre called for schools to be protected with armed guards, just as sports stadiums, the President of the United States and government buildings. (Shouting protesters had to be escorted out. Liberals say we need a national conversation on guns. As always, their idea of a “conversation” is to shout down anyone who disagrees with them. ~Bob.)
Worth Reading: Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting, delivered on Dec. 21, 2012 (Transcript) 
Excerpt: Meanwhile, while that happens, federal gun prosecutions have decreased by 40 percent, to the lowest levels in a decade. So now, due to a declined willingness to prosecute dangerous criminals, violent crime is increasing again for the first time in 19 years. … And here’s one, it’s called “Kindergarten Killers.” It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research staff can find it, and all of yours couldn’t? Or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it? (Actually enforcing laws might be racist. Better to just pass more and not enforce them. And dealing with the entertainment industry’s violence might hurt Hollywood donations to Democrats. And off course, having background checks on a database of the mentally ill would upset the base—better let them kill. Besides, when a felon fails a background check trying to buy a gun, the government takes no action to punish him. ~Bob.)

Play free on line: Kindergarten Killers Game
A game by Gary Short. I’d love to know his politics, but, regardless if left or right, anyone who creates a game like this is not my kind of person. Funny I never heard this game mentioned in the media. ~Bob

Michael Moore: Americans Desire Guns Because They’re Racist
Apparently he doesn’t know that 53% of the murders are committed by the 13% of the population that is black. Of course, since in Chicago 85% of the victims of black murder victims are also black, and since blacks kill white at a higher rate than whites kill blacks, despite the population difference, he doesn’t care. As long as he can make a movie to make more millions off the liberal base. ~Bob.

Florida Gun Gag Law Ruled Illegal
Excerpt: A federal judge in Miami has declared unconstitutional a Florida law that made it illegal for physicians to ask patients about guns in their homes. In a 22-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke ridiculed arguments by state officials that the law is necessary to protect gun rights.

For ‘A Well-Regulated Militia,’ What Firearms, Gear, and Skills Should You Own? High-powered, militarily useful weapons are the point of the Second Amendment. By Bob Owens
Excerpt: The explicit purpose that the Second Amendment was written was so that civilians that comprised the militia and alarm list would be armed with military-capable arms to depose would-be tyrants. I’d amend that slightly to more accurately reflect that the intention was to arm citizens with contemporary arms of military utility. 

Gun quotes from The Patriot Post
Rifles such as the AR-15 are not "assault weapons." The Defense Department says, "Assault rifles are short, compact, selective-fire weapons [i.e., machine guns] that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine-gun and rifle cartridges. Assault rifles have mild recoil characteristics and, because of this, are capable of delivering effective full automatic fire at ranges up to 300 meters." The AR-15 is a civilian semi-automatic weapon that fires intermediate-powered rounds -- one for each distinct pull of the trigger. Such rifles aren't "high-powered," either. Indeed, they aren't legal for deer hunting in many states because their firepower isn't sufficient to reliably take down a deer. … According to the FBI, two-thirds of murders that involve guns were perpetrated with handguns. In fact, it's pretty embarrassing for Feinstein that her own summary statement says that her ill-defined, so-called "assault weapons have been used in at least 459 incidents, resulting in 385 deaths and 455 injuries" since the ban ended, because that's less than one-half of 1 percent of all gun deaths in that time period. Twice as many people are killed with an assailant's hands, fists or feet -- and almost five times as many with a knife -- than with a rifle. Furthermore, the gun-death statistics that leftists tend to trot out are invariably skewed by gang-on-gang violence. Just this year in Chicago -- Obama's hometown and a city with the toughest gun restrictions in America -- 62 young people between the ages of six and 18 have been murdered with guns -- and nearly 500 people total. Not a word from Obama.

Here’s The Chart That Supporters Of A Federal Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Want To See
Excerpt: More people were killed with shotguns (373), knifes/blades (1,704) and “other weapon[s]” (1,772) more often than they were with rifles in 2010, which were reportedly used in 358 murders that year. (When fists and feet, which kill twice as many people as rifles, are outlawed, only outlaws will have hands and feet. ~Bob.)

Worth Reading: Gun Control: It’s the Software, Stupid, Not the Hardware. By Michael Garfinkiel
Excerpt: The same is true of many other countries. Most Americans may not be aware of it, but attacks on children and teenagers are nowadays as prevalent in China — a country where ordinary citizens are not allowed to own firearms, even selectively — as in the United States. No less than 21 children and teenagers were killed in China at school premises by adult intruders using knives and hammers over the past three years, and about one hundred were injured. 

Gallup: Americans Think Armed Police at Schools More Effective Than Assault Weapons Ban
Excerpt: A new Gallup poll shows the majority of Americans believe armed police stationed at schools would be the most effective way to prevent and stop school shootings. They also believe spending more money on the mental healthcare system would help prevent another Sandy Hook.

Media blackout: (Undocumented) Shooter kills family members, wounds baby and police officer
Excerpt: Only a day after the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School, another mad man went on a shooting spree, again armed with a so-called assault rifle (AK-47) and one of his victims was a child. However, unlike the Connecticut shooting, this one has been completely ignored by the national media. … Moya was a previously deported illegal alien. (This guy also had an assault rifle (when police use it is called a 'tactical rifle'). So why did media ignore it? Easy. It makes the current lax immigration enforcement policies look bad. Someone might get the wrong idea and think our immaculate government's policy of flooding the country with illegal aliens kills Americans [in addition to stealing jobs from Americans, mostly black ones]. The media's main job is to paint the progressives white and conservatives black. They'll get away with it as long as the sheeple permit. --Don Hank. When blacks or illegal immigrants kill, it’s racist for the media to report the facts. ~Bob.)

Sting’s guns tied to killings. By Richard A. Serrano
Excerpt: Two of the weapons found after a drug cartel gunfight last month in Sinaloa, Mexico, that killed five people have been traced back to the United States. One was lost during the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious. The other originally was purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation. (Step one in gun control—stop the Obama administration from selling guns to Mexican drug cartels. ~Bob.)

Armed Citizen Saves Cop’s Life
Excerpt: Sgt. Steven Means of the Early Police Department in Texas, is one law enforcement officer that is thankful for the Second Amendment right for citizens to bear arms.
Florida Marine veteran Jon Hammar to be released from Mexican jail
Good news. ~Bob. Excerpt: Jon Hammar, the Marine veteran from Florida arrested at the Mexico border for carrying his great-grandfather’s firearm, is being released Friday, according to U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Obama to tap (Hanoi John) Kerry for Secretary of State
Excerpt: President Obama will nominate veteran senator and 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry for Secretary of State, officials said Friday. (Iran will celebrate. Wish I had a video of Kerry’s meeting with Communist North Vietnamese officials in Paris while he was still a reserve Navel Officer, and the war was still going on. Maybe that’s why he never signed the form to release ALL of his military records, despite promising to do so several times. The senate should demand that he do so. ~Bob.)

Petition to Indict John F. Kerry for Acts of Treason

Postal employees stole millions in federal checks
Excerpt: Georgia supervisor, coworker and four others cashed 1,300 U.S. Treasury checks before authorities caught them. More than 171 Postal workers arrested in 2012

Excerpt: One of my favorite Christmas stories happened during the horrors of war. The Christmas carol “Silent Night” was responsible for a wartime Christmas truce. (“Christmas in the Trenches” is a folk song about this. ~Bob.

Where Do We Go From Here?
Excerpt: At the heart of every conservative’s worldview is this simple truth. You—not your lucky rabbit’s foot, not some cosmic lottery, not your circumstances, your parents, your race, gender, or disability—YOU determine the life you live. Belief in self-determination is at the very foundation of our ideology. It is why conservatives champion liberty and personal responsibility while rejecting collective guilt, class envy, tribalism and victim-hood. It’s what defines us. It’s what we believe and it’s who we are. (Good piece, but bad language alert. And from the right this time. ~Bob.)

Chuck Hagel Once Opposed Nominee Because He Was “Openly Aggressively Gay.” The man who would be secretary of defense also supported the ban on open military service for gays and lesbians. By Zeke Miller
Excerpt: Some LGBT rights groups are already criticizing the potential selection of Hagel to replace Leon Panetta.

The Trial Lawyer Wish List
Excerpt: If you follow Project Lawsuit Abuse, you know that trial lawyers spend a LOT of money on lobbying. In fact, they spend more on campaign donations than any other special interest group! You also probably know their political agenda: trial lawyers want to elect lawsuit-happy judges and officials who won’t stand up against lawsuit abuse so they can continue playing the lawsuit lottery. But you might not know just how outrageous the trial lawyer agenda actually is.

Obama Gives Cold Shoulder to Egyptian Secular Democrats. By Michael Meunier
Excerpt: When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Egypt last July, she was met with widespread protest from Coptic Christians and secular activists objecting to what they all believed was the Obama administration's role in helping the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) ascend to power in Egypt. The secretary asked to meet with 10 Christian leaders, myself included. 

Save the Planet--from a blog reader
Did you know you can recycle your dog and cat poop. It’s easy! No need to throw it away. Put it to good use and mail it to: Westboro Baptist Church, C/O Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr., 3791 SW 12th Street, Topeka, KS 66604. (okay, I laughed, but I do not recommend this, whatever the temptation. ~Bob.)

Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency: Did the Washington Post and others underplay the story through fear of the News Corp chairman, or simply tin-eared judgment? By Carl Bernstein
Excerpt: In the American instance, Murdoch's goal seems to have been nothing less than using his media empire – notably Fox News – to stealthily recruit, bankroll and support the presidential candidacy of General David Petraeus in the 2012 election.

U.N. Security Council approves military mission in Mali
Excerpt: Aiming to reclaim the northern stretches of Mali from extremists, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the deployment of African-led forces to the West African nation for a year.

Civic group’s database: More than 20,000 people have disappeared in Mexico in past 6 years
Excerpt: A civic organization released a database on Thursday that it says contains official information on more than 20,000 people who disappeared in Mexico over the past six years, a period that also saw thousands of people killed after the government launched a crackdown against drug cartels. (Have they checked LA? ~Bob.)

Excerpt: The problem is that by now everyone who isn’t a union boss or one of the dumber members of a private sector union could see the writing on the wall. The unions have been going the way of the dodo for some time now.

Lawsuit accuses Fresno State of double standards
Excerpt: A student who says his conservative politics got him in hot water with Fresno State has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the university. Senior Neil O'Brien, who's been a vocal critic of undocumented students, says the university has a double-standard when it comes to free-speech rights.

Argentine woman to wed sister's convicted killer
Excerpt: Victor Cingolani is serving a 13-year sentence for murdering girlfriend Johana Casas, a fashion model, in August 2010 but insists he is innocent and plans to marry her twin on Friday in his prison in Santa Cruz province.

Muslims in neighborhood of Toulouse jihad mass murderer: "Mohammed Merah, you know, he’s a hero, he’s a martyr of Islam"
Excerpt: We're always told that the Vast Majority of Muslims abhors and rejects violent jihad. Yet again and again we see stories like this one. Apparently Les Izards is full of misunderstanders of Islam.

Fear keeps Egypt's Christians away from polls
Excerpt: A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last week's referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranchisement is hiking Christians' worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives. Around a week before the vote, some 50,000 Islamists marched through the provincial capital, Assiut, chanting that Egypt will be "Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians." 

Tunisian imam sued for call to ‘sterilize the wombs of Jewish women’
Excerpt: During a Friday sermon broadcast live on November 30 on Hannibal TV, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Suhayli of Rades, a suburb of Tunis, told his followers at the Khatib mosque that “God wants to destroy this sprinkling of Jews… and is for sterilizing the wombs of Jewish women,” the liberal Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

1 comment:

  1. John Kerry for Sec State. The 'Cong for Kerry must already be planning their celebration, to be headlined by Jane Fonda and turned into a majorly overhyped motion picture by one Michael Moore.

    I think it is time for a new Constitutional Convention, where we treat the libs with the same respect as they treat us.