Saturday, October 5, 2013

And the stupidity goes on

A few items today. The stupidity of Obama spending money to close open-air, unattended memorials, because Congress hasn't passed a SPENDING BILL, just to be vicious to vets, has driven me beyond the rational.. I am just very angry. ~Bob

U.S. forces take part in 2 Africa raids targeting alleged terrorists
Excerpt: The first operation took place Saturday in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, when U.S. forces captured Abu Anas al Libi, an al Qaeda leader wanted for his role in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In the second raid, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs in southern Somalia targeted leader of Al-Shabaab, which was behind last month's mall attack in Kenya. The SEALs came under fire and had to withdraw before they could confirm if the leader was dead, a senior U.S. official said.

Excerpt: Al Qaeda's affiliate in East Africa claimed it repelled a nighttime raid by Western special operations forces in the southern Somali coastal town of Barawe. The location of the purported raid is the same town where a top al Qaeda and Shabaab commander was killed by US special operations forces four years ago. "Local witnesses reported on VOA Somali Service that unidentified foreign troops 'came from the coast with boats and helicopters' and raided a house in Barawe around 2am local time Saturday morning," according to Garowe Online.

Accurate: Obama flips America the bird
Excerpt: This has gone beyond absurd. First we have the spectacle of WW II veterans being denied access to the WW II Memorial, an open air monument that never closes and is never specifically attended by anyone except the normal Park Police patrol. The patrol goes on by the way. It took added manpower to erect barriers to the monument. More insane still, the Park Police erected barriers to parking lots on federal land that serve the privately-managed and funded Mount Vernon, home of America's first president, George Washington. Finally, they shuttered a privately-owned and financed museum resting on park land in northern Virginia. This was the first time the museum was closed in 40 years. Let me repeat that: they use NO government dollars but were ordered to shut down anyway by law enforcement officers.

Iwo Jima Memorial Closed, Barricades Erected (Update: Vets Break Through)
Excerpt: "I took the picture yesterday afternoon. Those barricades had been there at least a day. People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets, it is important they be driven and park right next to the statue," the person who took this picture emails. (Those bastards in the White House tried to close down the open air Iwo Jima Memorial. The Marines kicked aside those barriers to freedom like they have since 1775. When will they ever learn: Don't F*** with the Marines. Semper Fi. --Bob McC. I fear they are egging people on to open insurrection and violence, so they can get rough. the government has been shut down before. I don't recall them spending extra money to provoke people by closing off open air, usually-unattended memorials. The left has always loved civil disobedience. It's time to give them some! ~Bob.)

The 12th and 13th may get interesting in DC
North Country Honor Flight needs your support for our WW-II veterans on Saturday October 12th at the Iwo Jima Monument. We have access to the WW-II Memorial but our WW-II USMC heroes are being denied the right to visit the Iwo Monument. Please be there at1500 on 10/12 to support these vets. Semper Fi to all USMC vets.
Group to go, maybe or no
Regular FB site..
Join fellow veterans at the war memorials in Washington DC on Sunday October 13th at 9 AM. These memorials belong to the American veterans and people! We are all military brats, current and former military spouses and some veterans. We cannot express how utterly disappointed we were that our Greatest Generation were being used as political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis. This should never be the case. We do not care what political leanings you may be; be it liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent or whatever. The actions of the U.S. government this week with regard to barricading and shutting down the World War II Memorial to veterans, that may or may not be on their last trip to Washington DC, is a despicable act of cowardice. (More on activities at memorials. This seems to be gathering steam, next weekend it may get interesting at the memorials. If the Democrats in Congress remain adamant about not backing off on these incredibly stupid games. --Del)

Mount Rushmore blockage stirs anger in South Dakota Barring visitors from view an unexpected effect of shutdown
Excerpt: Blocking access to trails and programs at South Dakota’s most popular attraction was one thing, but state officials didn’t expect Congress’ budget stalemate to shut down a view of Mount Rushmore. (The Federal government is wasting tax payer funds to close off areas just so they can say "look what the Republicans are doing by shutting down government." Unfortunately for these tyrants, some people still have a brain. --Don Hank)

NBC: Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall. By John Mccormack
Excerpt: After one group of veterans went around the barricade, "the park ranger told them the wall was closed," NBC's Mark Seagraves reported. "Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That's when police came and moved everyone out." (And the morons behind closing memorials did remember us after all. Yep, spending the time and money to put barricades on a sidewalk and keeping it manned despite the supposed cutbacks. Spending more money to deny Americans access to open air memorials than it takes to just leave them alone. Talk about "Stuck On Stupid". --Del)

A crowd to open The Wall on Monday
Many thousands live in and around Washington, D.C..............hell they could be there today.........In a month the government will have set a precedent they can do anything and get away with it. The bastards can disrespect a blood soaked memorial and close it? B.S. It’s pure political theater and one thing warriors don’t stand for and that’s being used as political pawns.......blood, life, limb, and family destruction takes no back seat to a bunch of sniveling politicians...........and most especially Barack Obama............ We need a Viet Nam memorial crowd by the hundreds if not thousands by Monday, 7 October to open the Viet Nam Veteran memorial...........The Viet Nam Memorial must be reopened and it must done without delay. --Harry Riley. I pass this on for all those who live near DC. Col Riley may be right, and getting any sort of a crowd of vets to The Wall on Monday might work, especially if any of the media cover it. --Del

Vets at the memorial: Showing us what it means to be American. By Diana West
Excerpt: A question Americans should answer for themselves is the one I am thinking through while standing at the National World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall this week. What kind of president doesn't do everything he can to ensure that the elderly American men in wheelchairs I see before me don't have access to "their" memorial -- even during a government shutdown? And when I say "their" memorial, I am not only referring to their World War II veteran status. This memorial cost $182 million to build; $197 million was raised privately (the extra money remains in a memorial fund). This non-government money came not only from corporations and wealthy individuals, but also from a long list of veterans groups. (A nicely pointed discussion of the situation with that idiotic move of building barricades to open air memorials which were due to be visited by long-arranged visits of aging veterans. While I doubt if Mr. Obama himself had this idea and personally told people to do this, that it happened on his watch tells everyone a great deal about the kind of thinking that goes on among all his advisors and subordinates. And whether he ever said a word about barricades to memorials or not, that buck stops on his desk. In truth, this is one of those things that I would never have believed anyone could be stupid enough to do, it's something that hardly any of us could have made up on a dare. Locking the doors to a museum building, that is, one built and maintained by federal funds, would be defensible, if still a bit foolish. But not having money to run anything, yet having money and manpower to build barricades to places as open as a sidewalk in a city is just so deeply crazy that it takes the mind a while to really comprehend it. If I were Mr. Obama's best golfing partner, I'd have called him up and said, "Barack, you need to jump on this, find out who ordered the barricades, reprimand them publicly and assure all Americans that their open air memorials will never be interfered with by federal bureaucrats. (Most especially memorials built without a dime of federal funding!) Those who don't like Mr. Obama want to find the mentally challenged yahoos who ordered the barricades and send them flowers and fruit baskets. They have caused the country to focus on idiocy within the Administration in a way that real Far Right people would have paid serious money to arrange. --Del)

Excerpt: Our government is out of control. First, it was the World War II veterans who had to break down barriers to see the open air, un-attended memorial erected in their honor. A memorial which is on public land but is supported – including the National Park Service fee – with private funds. This week there was more security surrounding this memorial — just to keep elderly veterans out — than there was at our embassy in Benghazi the night it was attacked. And for what? To inflict as much pain as possible through this government shutdown. It’s called Washington Monument Syndrome, and it’s pure political theater. (This article is largely accurate, but later posts revealed that two of the places where it was thought there'd be no Mass there will in fact be Mass held. This is because there are on-post priests there. But all the places where priests were hired as outside contractors, they cannot say Mass even if they are perfectly willing to do so as a volunteer. That's the bureaucracy in action. They are so efficient about this, it makes one wonder why they can't be as efficient about so many things that in fact are important. --Del)

Guest Post: What Is A Continuing Resolution?

Obamacare Facebook Erupts With Citizen Sticker Shock
Excerpt: On Thursday, the government's official Obamacare Facebook page was riddled with people expressing sticker shock over the government's high cost premiums after struggling for hours to wade through the technical failures vexing Obamacare exchanges all across the country. "I am so disappointed," wrote one woman. "These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!" The comment received 169 "likes." ... Obamacare will cost taxpayers an estimated $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years. (That's only the subsidies. The extra costs of the insurance to each individual will add up to a lot more than that. And that figure is based on the assumption that health care costs will not go up at all. In fact, they are rising at 9% annually so expect $5 trillion or more, and that is all borrowed money no one will ever be able to pay back. Wait til the Fed stops printing and bond buyers figure out it is a Ponzi scheme. The future is not so rosy for our kids. I still keep hearing from provocateurs that Putin is trying to pull a fast one on the Western world. However, not one of these Putin haters can tell me one lie that he has told in public. Yet our government lies to us every day and thinks we are so stupid that we can't figure it out. Who is really pulling a fast one? --Don Hank)

When Liberals Run Cities. By John C. Goodman
Excerpt: What happened in New York 40 years ago is not all that dissimilar to what has been happening in Detroit. As that city inched toward its own fiscal cliff, city services deteriorated, taxes rose and taxpayers fled. Now we learn that while all that was going on millions of dollars were being looted from city workers' pension funds. 

Excerpt: The local media are busy generating as many "government shutdown" human interest stories as they can these days. From lake closures to piss off the fishing crowd to couples having to cancel their Grand Canyon wedding plans, the level of heartbreak is played out over two hours of local and national news venues. Perhaps the most heartbreaking was a welfare queen who was interviewed this morning on a local Phoenix channel. Pregnant with her seventh child, no father at home, she was bemoaning the delays in her WIC payments. As both diapered and undiapered toddlers flitted about her, she cried giant crocodile tears as she cursed the nasty Republicans who have shut her off from her $232 per child weekly stipend to support six and one half children who's various fathers have refuse to do.

Texas McDonald's Tells Patrons to Pull Up Their Pants
Excerpt: At least two Houston-area McDonald's have banned low-slung, baggy trousers. "The signs say, 'Pull your pants up or don't come in. Try to have some decency and respect for others. No one wants to see your underwear,'" the manager of one of the restaurants told Yahoo Shine (he preferred not to use his name). 

White House disavows White House quote celebrating government shutdown
Excerpt: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was left playing damage control Friday after a “senior administration official” told The wall Street Journal that the administration doesn’t care how long the government shutdown continues. “We are winning,” the unnamed official told the Journal. “It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result,” the official said.

UK: Muslim out celebrating Eid used his car as a "lethal weapon" to seriously injure three infidels

Mark Dain, who led huge real estate scam from Woodbridge, gets six-month jail sentence
Excerpt: A Fairfax County man who headed a multimillion-dollar real estate scam, victimizing banks and hundreds of Northern Virginia residents, was sentenced by a federal judge Friday to six months in the Alexandria city jail. Federal sentencing guidelines called for a prison term of seven to nine years. Mark R. Dain, 33, is cooperating with federal authorities investigating his vast fraud, which ended five years ago, but his sentence was less than the prison terms received by three of his employees.

Excerpt: A report in today's Copenhagen Post describing a new letter-writing campaign launched by Danish Salafists to Muslims in Danish prisons noted that the campaign coincides with the reported death of Danish Salafist leader Shiraz Tariq in Syria. Tariq, also known as Abu Musa, is the leader of Kaldet til Islam ("Called to Islam"), the group conducting the campaign.

Excerpt: In a statement released to jihadist forums today, al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya in Sinai threatened to kill anyone found aiding Egyptian security forces.

We Are Not Coming Back
I agree with most of what this rabbi has written, with a few exceptions. One being that, "the American empire began to decline in 2007". In my opinion, the decline began (probably) with FDR, and had slowly gained momentum over the decades, until it reached the point of no return with the election of Obama in 2007. I also agree that the America we knew is gone, never to return. The constitution no longer defines what the government can and cannot do, as Obama has proven time and time again. The worst example being Obamacare, which is clearly unconstitutional, despite what the John Roberts supreme court says. The best we can hope for now is a European-type socialism, but we will more probably wind up with a Venezuelan or Cuban style communism. - LLW. Could even be worse, with the country breaking up in to many area, lawless or run by local gang warlords. ~Bob.

Excerpt: The only time gun fire is exchanged is when the suspect comes out shooting, never, never have I heard of southern California police shooting at the end of a car chase if the suspect wasn’t firing at them. Unfortunately, Carey wasn’t being pursued in Southern California, but in Washington D.C., where police are more paranoid than she likely was. You see, everyone, until proven otherwise, is considered a danger to the state and its key rulers.

1 comment:

  1. Veterans.. you did NOTHING when Homeland Security classified you all as terrorists. You will do NOTHING again.
    Stop kidding yourselves.