Thursday, December 31, 2015

Have You Ever Noticed......

First let me say that I am entirely responsible for the circumstances that brought about this rant.  While Thursday might be my regular day of the week for grocery shopping because of the 5% senior discount provided on that day, my postponing the trip until 3:00PM proved a bad decision.

So that said allow me to proceed. It seems to have become a conditioned response that people who at least by assumption are reasonably alert to their actions and interactions with others as they drive to the store and walk across the parking lot, once they grab a cart and enter the store they become completely oblivious to the existence of other people. To make it worse, the more crowded the store the more oblivious they become. Now I'm not saying that everyone is infected by this particular malady, but in a crowded store the critical percentage that is has an even greater impact. Now throw in the self-centeredness bordering on the just plain rude of the cell phone addict and you have a recipe for a grocery cart road rage.

Now the situation I was going to face was quite apparent even as I entered the parking lot. The availability of parking spaces was driven by factors of shear luck that someone else was just leaving at the right moment and that the individuals on either side of the now open space had respected the common courtesy of staying between the lines. I may have lucked out in this regard but my luck would not hold. So I grabbed a cart from the parking lot corral, correctly anticipating that they would not be available just outside the door.

Entering the store the adventure quickly became a live action version of the old video game "Frogger" where backing up and moving sideways is often the only viable tactic. Considering the situation, even with my relatively short list, plotting a direct, shortest possible course was out of the question. So I took a deep breath, counted to 10 and headed into the fray. Suddenly a flash mob of overweight mothers and children formed around me as I tried to go past the discount baskets filled with marked down Christmas candy. The produce department was in sight but I was already in full retreat. I quickly exploited a suddenly open check out lane and headed for produce if somewhat indirectly. Reaching around an unattended cart blocking my way I grabbed some of the last bananas on the shelf. Seeing another item on my list was close but out of reach I again retreated and grabbed some apples.  Further backing out of the apple section I detoured through the organics area and headed back to where I had just been to get some green peppers and fortuitously grabbed some mushrooms as I passed.

Turning around again I grabbed a head of lettuce and aimed for the fresh meat section. Blocked again I was forced into another indirect route.  After grabbing what I needed in meats and now being more centrally located, I found and open space and stopped to reassess what remained on my list.  Beyond a strategic detour down and back the full length of one aisle the rest of my route was relative to this point pretty uneventful..... until course.... I needed to head to the check out.

The direct way out of frozen foods leads through the beer and wine section which was quite understandably crowded with last minute would be New Year's revelers. At first glance detouring wide and going through the designer foods area appeared the route of least resistance. This proved a mistake as it forced me to approach the check out area from the side where all the self checkout stations were. As crowded as the rest of the store was this area was even worse, packed with people with just a few items and lines extending back between the aisles.

This then is where I encountered the added discourteous oblivion of the 30 something cell phone addicts.  Not wanting to again detour, this time one what would have been almost the full length of the store, I approached the phalanx at right angles. All the people I could see in both lines, having completed their selections, could of course not wait to get their cell phone conversation/internet fix. Coming to a complete stop I spoke up, politely saying,"Excuse me."  I was no more than five feet from the individual to whom my request was directed but his phone was firmly planted in his ear and his attention was far away. So I spoke up again raising my voice a bit and with a little more emphasis, "Excuse Me!" Again my simple request was greeted with a none response. OK this was enough, time to to fight rudeness with rudeness. so I moved my cart a bit closer, leaned forward over the handle and spoke even louder, "HEY YOU, PHONE BOY! EXCUSE ME!" He then began to look up and around as if my voice were somehow proceeding from the heavens and I think would have gone back to his conversation if the woman behind him who was almost as engrossed in the internet as he was his conversation had not heard me and reached forward and touched him to motion that he needed to move his oblivious self.

Looking over a few minutes later as I waited in my own line I noticed this individual couldn't even be bothered to hang up his phone while he scanned his items to check out. I swear should I ever be forced to venture to the grocery store again on the afternoon of the eve of a holiday I am going to arm myself with a can of mace and or one of those disposable compressed air fog horns!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Well Now, Let's Just See.....

With the latest revelations that the NSA has been gathering information on members of the House and Senate, we will now have to wait and see just which members have the balls, not just to "investigate", but to proceed with criminal charges and/or impeachment proceedings. Personally I'm not going to hold my breath. All the hearings on the Hildabeast's Libya boondoggle have come to naught. (And in that light, is Congress critter Gowdy of SC endorsing Rubio really a surprise?)

The list of just who was being spyed upon, if it is ever fully revealed, might prove interesting. From what has come out so far it would appear that party affiliation will not provide immunity if the individual is an overt supporter of Israel. I'd bet Chuck U Schumer is livid and having a a hard time not running to the closest available microphone and camera to vent his spleen.

And then there is the now ubiquitous question: How ma y more points will this add to Trump's lead in the polls?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Impudence And Stupidity All Rolled Into One.

Just this week the Hildabeast stated that Donald Trump has a "sexist" problem. This from a woman who just announced that her husband will be hitting the campaign trail for her. Really Hillary? You're going to play the "women's issues" card AND the B.J. Bill card at the same time?

I mean after all haven't we been told for all these years that Hillary was this woman of her own talents and accomplishments? Is that the case or has her own internal polling numbers become so bad that she feels the need to roll out Bill's pathetically stained coat tails before even the first ballot is cast?

One can't help but think that the tired old hag wishes she had divorced him right after she won the NY Senate race. But it's too late now and like it or not she is stuck with him. B.J. has always been a background factor in her campaign. A double edged sword if ever there was one. Two things are now certain, Hillary will be wearing Depends at the next debate and the stench that arises from her campaign is not just of old urine but desperation.

Small wonder that Trump's only response to the "sexist" remark was "BE CAREFUL". I think maybe Trump has her just where he wants her and she hasn't figured it out yet and he has more than a few "Trump" cards up his sleeve that he has yet to play. I suspect he is holding them back because he sees her as the weakest candidate on the Democrat side in terms of available information to destroy her one the conventions are over.

I think Trump is a master player who is playing in three dimensional space while the rest still struggle on a two dimensional board. By the time this is over Hillary's campaign will have all the inevitability of Bob Dole's.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

Wishing a Merry Christmas and the best of luck for the new year! Heaven knows we are all going to need it! Everyone stay safe and warm.

Friday, December 18, 2015

So How Many More Points For Trump?

Today what is alleged to be a Republican controlled Congress betrayed the American voters yet again. Obama and the Democrats got everything they wanted. Full funding for Obamacare, immigration, Planned Parenthood, immigration, the whole nine yards. The votes of the American people to reject the Democrats at the polls were just thrown in the dumpster and the Republicans openly declared that they are willing to tell any lie to win election.

That they seemingly can't figure out why Donald Trump is leading in the polls is just unfathomable. The only questions then is how many more points will this translate into in the next round of polls and how much more damage will be done to the structure of the American Republic before President Trump can take office on January 20th 2017 and can it be saved?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

There Is A Day Of Reckoning Coming.

There is a day of  reckoning coming, not just for America but for our political and media elites more specifically. We are rapidly reaching a point where their insistence that we not speak out in the name of defending our nation, our culture and even more fundamentally ourselves as individuals has gone beyond just liberal touchy feely tolerance and multi-culturalism but has crossed the line to where we have to ask ourselves not just a lot of serious questions, but demand the answers be given in the light of public scrutiny.

Is this just stupidity or is there some deliberate malfeasance behind it?
Are these people simply lacking in the intellectual capabilities to draw logical conclusions from a series of openly visible events?
Have they become so become so ideologically hidebound that they would put their political agenda over and above the life and limb of the citizens the portend to serve?
Are they either willing or ready to accept the consequences for the failure of their policy/stupidity/malfeasance?

Before going any further with the questions we need to lay out some facts.

1. There was a recently reported incident of Muslim men making large multiple purchases of untraceable cell phones. The very kind used for clandestine communication and more importantly as munitions detonatores.

2.  There were also widely reported incidents of not just Muslim men making bulk purchases of propane tanks but widely reported thefts of these same tanks from grocery outlets where one needs no more than a bolt cutter and a single minute to make off with enough explosives to take down a city block.

3. There is now evidence that the madness in Syria has reached a new level of madness. There are reports that Turkey has turned a blind eye to the smuggling of precursors for sarin gas out of Turkey and into Syria. Couple that with reports that a jihadist cell in Switzerland was recently busted in possession of toxic gas.

4.  There exists irrefutable video evidence of Palestinian jihadists converting propane canisters into crude artillery rockets and launching them out of Gaza into southern Israel.  All while shouting Allahuh Ackbar of course.

Do these media and political elites of ours honestly expect us to believe that these various groups don't communicate with each other, that they don't share technology? Or maybe they just think all of us are so involved with the latest edition of "The Voice" or "Survivor" or whatever new bread and circuses distraction they cook up or that we can't be bothered to look up from our cell phones long enough to step off the railroad tracks in time before we get run down by the train? Indeed that might be true for a lot of people, especially of the younger generation, but that's not all of us.

Ever since 9-11 we have been subjected to a series of what I would call pin prick attacks. I would contend that these are deliberatly small, not simply to be annoying and to kill Americans but to desensitize us to continued and perpetual violence.
 I would further posit that this 5th column in our midst are stockpiling and preparing for a single massive simultaneous attack in multiple locations. Neither would I put it past them to employ a known Palestinian tacktic of setting off one device, waiting for the first responders to gather and then set off a second even larger bomb and effectively decspapitating the capability to respond to even more attacks.

These people may be 7th century barbarians but they are armed with 21st century technology and are not afraid to use it or sacrifice themselves in the process.

I know I am not the only one forecasting such terrible events and I do so not to frighten the public but to warn the media and the politicians that should not but when such horrors come to pass we know who we are going to hold accountable for them and it's not just the barbarians and their 7th century death cult but the elite who have deliberately put them in our midst and our lives in peril.

We know full well that the power of government should be used to protect and defend us from our enemies not be used as a weapon against us for refusing to sit back and meekly accept the destruction of the nation that we built.

Me, I'm going long on pitchforks and torches.  The reckoning is and will come.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My First Reaction To Tuesday Night's Debate

Short and simple, screw CNN and their choice of marginally relevant questions and their post debate commentators. Between Paul Begala whining like a little girl about possible collateral damage if we bomb the snot out of the Syria jihadists and admitted communist Van Jones pontificating whether Cruz or Paul was more successful at beating up on Rubio I didn't know which one was going to make me puke first.

More later....maybe.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Just Another "I'm Fed Up" Rant.

Sorry I'm just not going to buy into all the "Blame America first, last and always" crap that has become the stock and trade around here. Nations have been playing economic and geographic political advantage over one another since the dawn of organized society.  We are no different excrpt that we have also had the huge advantage, up until recently, of both a far better educated and free thinking public possessed of entrepreneurial drive that allowed us to push our advantage largely without massive military effort. Our message to the world was not one of military conquest and forced assimilation but of demonstrating the superiority of free enterprise and free citizens and that prosperity grows from individual effort not from government imposition of force.

That made us the envy of the world wher people flocked here to become part of the American dream if not for themselves then for their children and grand children. But now the so-called progressives have turned our educational system into a sewer of egelatarian filth telling any and all that they are entitled to live like kings with out making any effort to actually earn it. They have deprived our youth of any in depth knowledge of history and its proper application to today's issues. Everything must be boiled down to "America is greedy, Americans are racists" and foolish demands for a distorted concept of "equality" that never has, can't and never will exist. They don't teach young people to go out and develop a skill or find a passion and make it work and maybe, just maybe you will make it rich or maybe you will succeed and be able to raise a family in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. There is no emphisis that first and foremost you have to work hard today for tomorrow's rewards. No they teach them that all rewards can be theirs, and theirs now, all they have to do is demand in enough numbers that government give it to them. In their minds their lazyness is simply a manifestation of other peoples greed.

The same dynamic applies to the radical islamists.  Kill the Jews because they succeed where we have failed. Kill the Americans because they wont share their wealth with us. Well you know what? Screw the damn whole lot of them, their communist diaelectic and their Islamic 7th century fascist barbarism. I'm no fan of Putin but at least he is openly facing the reality that it may well come down to nukeing the crap out of Islam before they will be stopped.

As for our own lazy degenerate class, give them jobs, put them to work building Trump's wall on the Mexican border. Forcebly teach them the skills needed to build roads and rebuild bridges. Make them learn to appreciate the value of hard work and stop being such a bunch of spoiled petty children. In short make them grow up.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

So When Does The Hilarity Ensue?

None of us should hold our breath waiting for the political and media elites to issue any apologies or acknowledge that they have a platerfull of egg on their collective faces regarding their rantings about Trump's call for suspending entry to Muslims.

8 U.S. Code # 182 Inadmissible aliens.

(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President.
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such a period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he my deem appropriate.

Bwaaaahaaa! Suck it you ignorant freaking leftist morons! Go ahead and cry and moan like the little children you are.  The law already exists to do exactly what Trump has proposed. So now if Trump and his team were to pursue it they could say that the ball is now in Obama's court and ask if he is going to openly defy something that polls are increasingly showing the public wants.

Yeah Obama will do the right thing. When pigs fly. Wait a minute, where is that kid from the Doritos commercial?

To Not Choose Is To Choose And It's The Wrong Choice.

Donald Trump's latest call for a moratorium on entry visas for Muslims has left the establishment political and media elites with their knickers twisted in such a tight knot that their rantings about Trump have gone up by at least a full octave. That his poll numbers are going up with each new policy pronouncement just adds to their frustrations with their apparent impotency when dealing with not just Trump but the growing numbers of voters who are laughing in their faces. 

During his Dec. 7th speech aboard thr USS Yorktown memorial he singled out the reporter from NBC News who was covering the event, directly exposed her recent attempts to foist off lies as truth and then said to the crowd while pointing directly at her, "That's a third rate journalist right there!" The crowd went wild.

All thus brings us to the basis of, the bottom line if you will, of understanding the conflicts in the contemporary world. It doesn't matter if that conflict is between the social elites and the rest of us plebeians or between Islamic supremacists and Western culture, be it secular or religious. The dynamic is exactly the same.     

Do we want to live in a society where the individual possess the free will to decide what is best for them and their famlies and where we must accept the consequences for our actions both good and bad or do we want to have a society where government and/or self-appointed elites, be they secular or religious, decide what they want and enforce their decisions through psychological manipulation, ie. propaganda and/or at the point of a gun?

In the first case as I pointed out above, the western social elites are seeing their ability to control the formation of public opinion slipping away from them and they are not happy about it. Anyone who thinks that they will just accept defeat and resign themselves from the conflict is naive, stupid or both. If history has one single lesson it is that power once attained is never freely surrendered. We have to be prepared to ask and answer the questions: What will the elites do, what are they prepared to do, to reassert their dominance over the political process and society at large? And, what are we willing to do or are prepared to do to stop them? Clearly up to now the primary direction the elites want us to move in, is to have us incrementally surrender more and more of our God given rights and freedoms in the name of some alleged security provided exclusively by government and its agencies. 

At this point I would posit that governments, both national and local are failing miserably. Local police have concentrated on swelling their ranks with military vets whose sole policing experience at dealing with the public has been in conflict zones where they genuinely had to worry about if the next car they stop has a trunk full of explosives. Unfortunately that attitude dors not translate well in dealing with a large peaceable public. In our swstem of justice the adversarial conflict belongs in the courtroom not on the street. But as demonstrated by the police increasinly resorting to a wild west, shoot first and ask questions later attitude, this is not working out for the public in any positive manner. 

Yes there is a growing problem, particularly in urban areas, with violence and drugs, but the proper responce is not to choke people to death for selling single cigarettes on the street corner when a block or two away someone is selling crack or meth unmolested. The correct responce is not to serve every drug warrant with SWAT teams and stun grenades like they are storming an insurgent stronghold in Iraq.  For the police the adage of "To protect and serve" has devolved into "To patrol and control". Our society is not the better for it. 

If the social elites are willing and prepared to condone such actions on a local level what would they resort to at a national level. Do we want, would we accept some sort of martial law? During an interview after his Dec. 7th announcement Trump quite understandably grew frustrated with the likes of Anderson Cooper and pointedly told him "Will you get it through your thick head that we are at war with these people!"

This brings us to the application of the aforementioned question in the second instance. We live in a pluralist society. That means that what the majority of people want and think does and should have legitimate sway of the direction of society in general. How much sway any want or opinion should have is what public debate is all about. We also beleive and our society was built upon the belief in free will. 

Unfortunatly in any society in this world where Islam is the dominant force that belief does not exist in any meaningful way. The fact that there might exist a majority within those societies that wish nothing more than to go about their daily lives and live in peace is irrelevant. Increasingly it is the violent extremests who are the moving forces in the Islamic world, and they are more than willing to chop of the heads of any who oppose them, be they fellow Muslims or not. 

Again in this instance the government has failed. For all their surveillance and scanning our emails and phone calls did not even put the two San Bernardino shooters on the NSA's radar. Ditto the Chattanooga recruiting center shooter or the Fort Hood shooter. The goverments attitude has become don't you dare arm yourself and shoot back but best you hunker down and wait for the government to come along and count the bodies.

For the West at this point it doesn't matter if you are a hard core atheist, a run of the mill protestant or Catholic or a devout evangelical, the belief in free will is and must be the glue that binds us together as a singular nation. If we abandon that belief we condemn ourselves and our posterity to a repressive regime imposed either internally or externally. It is a choice for the future we must make. It is not a choice we can afford to ignore. We were warned in the midst of the Nazi horror that "To not speak is to speak, to not act is to act." I would add that to not choose is to choose and its the wrong choice.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Who's Poking Who's Hornet's Nest?

So now the media and the political elites have something new coming out of the Trump campaign to get their collective knickers in a twist over. Well isn't that just special of them? Having taken the time to watch the majority of Trump's speech yesterday where he announced the proposal, the audience's reaction was quite predictably just the opposite.

The point I would raise however is not the merits of any such proposal or reaction to it, but rather how Trump characterizes the political elites and their media minions and how the media deliberately ignores it when he calls them out as liars and the political elites dare not address his calling them "stupid people who don't know what they are doing." These charaterizations, true or not, are just what his audience has already concluded for themselves and is simply glad to here a candidate, any candidate, give voice to their frustrations.

Well then here we are, the pundits etc. have a new reason to declare that Trump has at last "gone to far" and predict is imminent demise. More like a reflection of their inability to learn from past mistakes. The more adamant the tortured wailings of the establishment the more certain his supportes become that he speaks for them.

So then going back to the title of this post; just who is is poking what hornet's nest? Is it Trump who is poking tbe nest of the elite's faux indignity or is it the media and political elites that are poking the nest of the voting public's disgust with their repetative lies?

Their was a line the movie "Used Cars" about how "used to be when you bought a politician, he stayed bought". Problem for the elites is that Trump can't be bought and won't be bought. For the establishment it all boils down to that one simple reality. Once was a time when the media considered it their job to challange the politicians and government policy not just to influence it but to guard the public from overreach. Now it seems they reguard their job to be to protect government from the righteous indignation of the voting public.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

And This Latest Bloodbath Surprises Who?

So now the shooters in the gruesome San Bernardino attack have been revealed as Islamists and that revelation has led to celebrations in the Muslim twitterverse. Neither of these facts come as any surprise to any rational clear thinking individuals.

This of course would not include the likes of Hillary Clinton who stated in the wake of the Paris attacks that Islam didn't have anything to do with terrorism. I don't think anyone should hold their breath waiting for the Democrats and RINOs to try and deflect from the facts by trying to lay off the blame on "American gun culture". (Correction, our sorry excuse for a President is already blaming the deaths on purported lax background checks.)

These same two associated groups will concurrently express endless dismay, as we will no doubt see another up tick in Donald Trump's poll numbers.

Matt Bracken's predictions, as noted in the post below are already coming true. Sadly, it is still going to take more than what at present is only about half of registered Republicans to wake up and smell the cordite, before real forthright actions will be taken against the menace of Islam.

The questions then become: How many more attacks will occur between now and the election? Will our sorry excuse for a President, the Democrats and the RINOs continue to stonewall in the face of reality? Will there be a movement to drive this douchbag from office for his increasingly maleficent neglect of the safety of American public? Will he try and double down on his tyrany and try to impliment a massive firearms seizure program? Or will we have to wait for January 20th of 2016 when President Trump is sworn in before anything can be done?

If I recall there was a bunch of arrogant crap that came out of the leftist blogs after the 2008 election calling for President Bush to resign immediately. One can only wonder what the Obama's supporters reactions are going to be when that gets thrown back in their face.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Three Way Civil War

Matt Bracken has penned another excellent piece.

I would suggest all to read it carefully and pass it on as far and possible.