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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Like Zimmerman and Most KnockOut Victims the La Roux Family is too Lightly Complected to Matter....

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Perhaps if she were beaten a bit more she would be dark enough for the left to care.  As it it is she is simply the pride of Mandela.

The Le Roux couple were awakened at 03h00am by armed gunmen and brutally beaten. Their sons Kasllie 16 and Pedro 9 also were assaulted - fortunately little Chris, 4, was asleep. "We were beaten awake, thrown on our stomachs on the floormat, and tied up. We were blinded by their shining flashlights in our eyes and with the blood running into our eyes and could not identify them,'...


In South Africa being white makes one a minority.  And being white is cause for abuse by a tyrannous majority of blacks.  Not only does the left does not care, but it deifies the Marxist responsible.

The La Roux family:




H/T - The Mad Jewess




NitWitCharmer

Monday, December 30, 2013

Ship of AGW fools ice-bound in bay once free of ice in 1912..declare AGW responsible for melting. #AGW http://goo.gl/EXcJD2

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1912:



2013:

Via NBC:
Snow showers and high winds made it impossible for the Aurora Australis to approach the MV Akademic Shokalskiy, which has been stuck in multi-layered slabs of ice more than 10-feet deep since Christmas Eve, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).



You be the judge ... science or fools in search of bias confirmation.


-- NitWitCharmer

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Chris Hedges Rejecting the Enlightenment...

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What was the enlightenment?  Wiki has this to say:
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason) was a cultural movement of intellectuals beginning in the late 17th- and 18th-century Europe emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition.
Reason and individualism...

Below is Chris Hedges who argues that individualism is a danger, that in the face of the big government failures that ghost liberalism, socialism is the answer.

Consider that... according to Chris Hedges the solution to big government failure is big government (a rejection of reason), not the individual (a rejection of individualism).

How much can one person reject the enlightenment?  And if one rejects the enlightenment do they not embrace that which preceded it .... darkness?





NitWitCharmer

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Phil Robertson, Free Speech, American Virtue and unAmerican Democrats...

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Has Phil Robertson's free speech been transgressed? Yes and no.  While the government did not infringe Robertson's speech, the left has violated the spirit of that American virtue known as free speech.

And if one does not embrace American virtue, one is unAmerican.

It is that unAmericanism that Americans stand against when they stand with Phil Robertson and American virtue.



NitWitCharmer

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Liberal Asks Liberals for Rational Argument Against the Rucho's Charge that the ACA is Facist ... Gets Nothing..

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The Discussion concerned Sen. Bob Rucho who tweeted,

Justice Robert’s pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis, Soviets & terrorists combined.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/16/3465037/nc-gop-asks-sen-bob-rucho-to-apologize.html#storylink=cpy
The liberal reaction was simple ... express outrage in the absence of  rational argument.

It seems one liberal, Dan Montgomery, wanted more than outrage but left with disappointment:

  1. Dan Montgomery 
    December 18, 2013 at 10:24 am
    Help!
    In following this debate there seems to be a great deal of outrage directed toward Rucho for essentially sounding an alarm in regard to the direction of our nation (as he sees it).
    What is the answer to his point?
    Some argue that If Socialist Nazis and Communists each dabbled in there own forms of the ACA, then how can Rucho’s comparison be unfair?
    How do I argue with this point?


  1. GOP Rules 
    December 18, 2013 at 10:33 am
    Dennis,
    The exact same thing applies here to the Pulse. I hesitate to use something from Alan/ML, but your comment is the exact same “word salad” but in a mirror. When a democrat (or some other chosen member of the “good ole’ boy network”) in NC uses the word nazi, there are crickets chirping all around here…but when it just so happens to be a person with an R beside them….then as Foghorn Leghorn would say— OUTRAGE I say, Outrage! He must apoligize! Have him drawn, quartered, and burned at the stake!

  1. GOP Rules 
    December 18, 2013 at 10:35 am
    And I should say….I am not outraged by either a democrat or republican saying stupid things….do you not expect stupid things to come from politicians anyway? What is the true outrage is some people do not expect something stupid from them regardless of party.

  1. ML 
  2. December 18, 2013 at 11:25 am
    And Dan. That point can be made without bringing up some of the worst authorities in human history, maybe try something like the worst thing since Voodoo Economics or Vohlstead Act…


  1. Dan Montgomery 
    December 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    Wordsalad?
    My problem is that in a discussion thread one guy said that the pre-war Germany had there own version of the ACA. (he used the term Nazi…)
    So, I thought I’d look it up and squash him.
    As it turns out Germany did have their own version of the ACA. As a result I couldn’t counter this idiot who was comparing Nazis to Democrats.
    I do not want to just “shout” at the guy as valid as it might be. I want to prove him wrong. I want to prove to him and anyone reading that Democrats and pre-war Germany stand apart from each other in every way including healthcare.
    I am looking for a rational, thoughtful argument and this seemed like a good place to go.

  1. Steve Harrison 
    December 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    Dan, Germany’s socialized healthcare predated the Nazi movement by several decades, and it didn’t even remotely resemble the Affordable Care Act of today. In fact, the NC DHHS’s move towards managed care comes a lot closer to the sometimes harsh institutional nature of Germany’s program(s) than Obamacare does/will, but you won’t hear a peep out of Rucho mentioning that.

  1. wncgirl 
    December 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    So before the Nazi Democrats came up with the ACA the Nazi Republicans at the Heritage Foundation came up with it… for it before against it after… what you say? What I say is which party is the more hateful towards women, people of a darker hue, the poor, those with alternative lifestyles? I think we all know the answer to that one…

  1. GOP Rules 
    December 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    ML…..such is the state of all politicians. If you are placing faith in them, they are going to disappoint you more times than not. I too am sad that people in that profession are only concerned with power, oppression of freedom, and the continual expansion of government. This should be expected though, government is an invention of humans, and humans who are attracted to controlling other people are usually the one’s who will be the first to become corrupt in some way.

  1. Dan Montgomery 
    December 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    It is good to hear that Germany’s socialized medicine was not a Nazi construct, Steve.
    But I don’t feel comfortable arguing that socialized medicine was just a precursor to Nazi control. Surly you can see where that would leave me open to counter argument. Did the Nazi party do away with socialized medicine in Germany? I would ave thought they would have with wartime expenses and all but I don’t want to make assumptions..
    While I feel in my heart that the ACA is just and right, I am still having a difficult time arguing against the healthcare parallels these idiots are drawing with prewar Germany or Germany or Nazi Germany.
    I want to defend the ACA but I don’t want to sound shrill.
    The best argument is the rational one.


  1. Dan Montgomery 
    December 19, 2013 at 8:06 am
    My apologies if I came to the wrong place.

  1. LayintheSmakDown 
    December 19, 2013 at 8:26 am
    What is drow dalas?
    Dan,
    You came to the wrong place if you expected to not be called names if you state an opinion that may be outside of the realm of liberal political correctness. You may also expect to be accused of being on the payroll of Civitas or Art Pope…or maybe Satan (although these guys consider them all to be the same) if you express a view that may be contrary to the popular liberal belief or lean the slightest bit conservative. That way they take the argument away from the facts and with the resources they have you can then be essentially shouted down.

  1. Alan 
    December 19, 2013 at 10:12 am
    Word salad in a mirror….”but your comment is the exact same “word salad” but in a mirror”
    The “slightest” bit conservative? Only if you regard Atilla The Hun as a fire breathing liburel….

  1. LayintheSmakDown 
    December 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    Liburel….is that french?

Higher Minimum Wages Equal Fewer Jobs and/or Higher Prices, What if it Hit Your Pocket??

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These folks don't like it, but they know the PC answer ...






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Piers Morgan Goes Full unAmerican... Rejects 2nd and 1st....

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Breitbart:


At 9:30 a.m. on December 19th, CNN's Piers Morgan tweeted that the First Amendment "shouldn't protect vile bigots" like Phil Robertson.
And while making this claim, Morgan also reiterated his position that the Second Amendment "shouldn't protect assault rifle devotees."


Like Democrats Morgan is unAmerican....


NitWitCharmer

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Just as We Jail Those Who Disrespect the Rights of Others, We Should Institutionalize Those Who can not Understand the Rights of Others...

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Arming the Insane With a Full Complement of Rights Threatens the Liberties of the Sane...

Coulter:

If someone was brought back from the 1950s to today, he’d tell us: “I couldn’t help but notice that all the people who committed mass shootings were batsh*t crazy. Why were they not locked up or forced to take medication?”
We’d have to say, “Because some people — we call them ‘liberals’ — get a warm feeling of self-righteousness by defending the right of the deranged to crap in a shoebox, carefully label it and put it in a closet.”


NitWitCharmer

The Evil of the Diversity of Wealth at the Expense of Poverty...

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It is a shame that all diversity is not embraced by unAmerican Democrats.  It it were all Americans would benefit, not just those who vote Democrat.





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unAmerican Democrats in Oregon Lock Horns With Free Speech

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Among Americans free speech is considered an American virtue, but that is unfortunately not the case among unAmerican Democrats....

That increasingly gossamer thing called free speech...
In order  to do any sort of business with Cover Oregon, they must sign a far-reaching non-disparagement agreement that forbids the signee from saying anything remotely negative or disparaging about the Obamacare exchange. If state officials decide that someone has spoken unfavorably about the Obamacare exchange, that business or organization can have their grant money revoked.



NitWitCharmer

Monday, December 16, 2013

You Might be an unAmerican Democrat ....

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=== If you believe that the Koch brothers and Art Pope should be silenced you might be an unAmerican Democrat. (Free Speech is an American virtue)

=== If you believe that Americans assembling into groups as corporations so as to better affect change in the government that governs them via speech is wrong then you might be an unAmerican Democrat. (see freedom of assembly, speech and redress, all American virtues)

=== If you believe that government employees are not allowed to express their religious beliefs then you might be an unAmerican Democrat. (see freedom of religion an American virtue)

=== If you believe religion should be excluded from government to the point that the de facto establishment of Atheism ensues then you might be an unAmerican Democrat (see freedom of religion, an American virtue, and the Supreme court's defining of Atheism as a religion)

=== If you believe citizen journalism stands apart from professional journalism and therefore does not enjoy the same liberties as professional journalism then you might be an unAmerican Democrat. (see freedom of speech and press, both American virtues)

And that's just the first amendment.

It is not me that defines Democrats as unAmerican, but Democrats themselves.

Please consider the warmth of the enlightenment, of individual liberty, of the Tea Party and deny the cold hard dark reality that is the unAmerican Democrat Party.



NitWitCharmer

The short incestuous story of Democrats, Slavery, Eugenics, and Abortion...

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Slave owners were one with Democrats and together they begot not only Jim Crow, their first child, but also Eugenics, their daughter, who with her father's incestuous desire gave birth to one of her own, Abortion.


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Why do Liberals Shoot up Our Schools? Are Gun Free Zones Massacre Magnets??

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It seems that Massacre Magnets regularly  attract anti 2nd unAmerican Democrats...




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Bob Rucho is Right, The ACA is More Damaging than to the US than the Swords of Nazis and Soviets...

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Bob Rucho via twitter:
Justice Robert's pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis,Soviets & terrorists combined.
Agreed.  The US kicked Nazi ass, the US kicked Soviet ass, but ObamaCare is kicking the ass of all Americans...

Who's up for kicking some more unAmerican ass?  This  time it's already on American soil and it's called the ACA...


NitWitCharmer


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Equal numbers of conservatives and liberals in the pursuit of unbiased journalism???

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The equal numbers I am referring to are the FOX journalists who pursue the stories for the hard news coverage, not opinion, but hard news like that presented at 6 in the evening, behind the faces seen on the screen.

Those invisible journalists whose charge is story selection are themselves selected based on their political bias. FOX prefers an equal number of liberals and conservatives in these positions. The reason for this is that if story selection is done by a group that is predominantly conservative or predominately liberal potential stories go missed ... a byproduct of this process is FOX's boring but lucrative balance in news coverage.

This story via Forbes from the 2008 election comports with FOX's balance...

ABC, CBS, NBC coverage as a group
==Obama 68% positive, 32% negative / McCain 36% positive, 64% negative

However for FOX,
==Obama 36% positive, 64% negative / McCain 40% positive, 60% negative

Within the numbers one can see reflected the liberal argument that FOX was hard on Obama ... arguably biased.

But also within the numbers is reflected FOX's argument that Fox itself was hard on both Obama and McCain.  And is that not the proper role of a watch dog press? To be hard on both all of governance? Recall that FOX manages this via a   balanced sort of  digging for dirt behind the scenes.

The fact is that FOX only appears bias when contrasted against the true bias of the big three networks, while being nearly unbiased in regard to the pursuit of news coverage. 



NitWitCharmer

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Professor David Coates, an unAmerican not Only Defining Liberty Down but Negatively... Negative Freedom

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David Coates via the News Record:
We enjoy negative freedom when we are free from rules blocking our ability to act. We enjoy positive freedom when we possess enough resources to act as we wish. Keeping that distinction in mind makes clear that...
What does this mean?

It means that individual liberty is a negative from the perspective of government influence over your individual desires, needs and wants. It means that individual liberty is a "negative" because you are enjoy liberty while government is limited in its power over you.

When one defends your individual liberty to speak, to be a journalist, to practice your religion, right to a speedy trial, right to self defense, in short, your individual rights as listed throughout the Bill of Rights, does that come across to you as a "negative"? Me neither.

But according to the author, "critics of the Obama administration invariably define freedom narrowly and negatively. "

Negatively. Consider that. Defending your choice to individually choose the plan you want, according to the author, is "negative". Defending one's individual liberty to a speedy trial, according to Coates, is "negative". Defending the individual liberty of the religious to practice their religion free from the ACA's diktat is, according to the author, "negative". Defending one's individual liberty to self defense via arms is "negative".

In short, David Coates claims that arguing in favor of individual liberty is "negative".

One should understand that what Coates calls "negative freedom" is more commonly called "negative liberty".

Coates could just as well have written, "We enjoy negative -liberty- when we are free from rules blocking our ability to act." In fact, he would have been more honest had he done so.

Thus, whereas Americans believe, "We enjoy -liberty- when we are free from rules blocking our ability to act," Coates could have more honestly written: "We enjoy negative -liberty- when we are free from rules blocking our ability to act."

The reality is that the American embrace of individual liberty is  positive while unAmerican Democrats like David Coates who harbor disdain for American virtue based on individual liberty, otherwise known as those restraints that American virtue imposes on the few to decide for the many, view individual liberty as a negative.

Let us be free to choose happiness, let us be free to choose sadness, let us be free from those like the misseducated David Coates who claim to "enjoy positive freedom when we possess enough resources to act as we wish". 

The choice is yours be American or stand with David Coates.

Via Stanford:

While negative liberty is usually attributed to individual agents, positive liberty is sometimes attributed to collectivities, or to individuals considered primarily as members of given collectivities.

and

... negative and positive liberty are not merely two distinct kinds of liberty; they can be seen as rival, incompatible interpretations of a single political ideal. Since few people claim to be against liberty, the way this term is interpreted and defined can have important political implications.

It's the last bit, "... liberty, the way this term is interpreted and defined can have important political implications", moderates  find illuminating in a disheartening sense. While we all know individual liberty is a positive virtue, what becomes of liberty if academia manages to define individual liberty as a negative? Diminished liberty... which is what Coates' particular brand of unAmericanism is all about.

unAmericanism is real, and it is found here within Coates' words. And if unAmerican dolts like Coates are willing to engage in redefining individual liberty not only down, but indeed, as a negative, then I sure as hell will note his unAmerican intent ... and yes, his dark unenlightened unAmerican heart. If the years of 1900 to 2000 taught us anything, it is that what Coates so eloquently preaches inevitably devolves into hate and genocide.

Coates is not a friend of America.

It is sad to see Wake forest befriend David Coates, for as Wake Forest befriends David Coates it befriends the worst of the 20th century. 



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Mandela, Journalistic Fawning for One of Their Own...

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving and Property Rights

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The path from famine is property rights...






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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ObamaGrinch Steals Christmas

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A Christmas Wrap...





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Thank You, Ted Cruz, Thank You...

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Ted Cruz and Mike Lee attempted to stop the disaster that is the ACA.
Obama got his way, though.
Are you better off?







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Monday, November 25, 2013

The Larger the Government, The Lower the Prosperity

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As the percentage of GDP represented by government spending increases growth in GDP for all decreases. Really, if government were the source of prosperity it would have no need to tax. The result is that the more government there is the higher the percentage of the economy that is non-prosperous. It should be no surprise that Europe's growth is perennially dismal.   Data Source for the two charts below:
(All available data was used. No cherry picking.)
(Each Data Point Represents a Nation)

  Hoven - Slow Statism 1Hoven - Slow Statism 2

Friday, November 22, 2013

unAmerican Democrat Senators end the Filibuster

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The filibuster was intended to reduce partisanship in the senate and force deliberation upon those in power; the phrase"the greatest deliberative body" did not spring from the ether.

The reality is that the filibuster forces the party in power to not only check their extremism, but to consult the opposing party during the legislative process.

As to the particular changes made yesterday I lament the politicized courts that are sure to follow and also the reduced standing the decisions of these more politicized courts will have in minds of the public.

But are we to expect any different from unAmerican Democrats?


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Coleman Exponent Dakota 1/ Kraz X1 Tent Notes, Photos Video and Review...



The Coleman Exponent Dakota 1 is a one man tent with a sleeping space of about 3 feet wide at its widest and 8 feet long.  It is nearly identical to the Coleman Kraz X1.  It is also similar to the Coleman Inyo, Bedrock, and Cobra, each of which forego the asymmetry of the Coleman Dakota and Kraz.

This is one of Coleman's one man offerings from Coleman's Exponent line of products for backpackers. This line of tents and products are of higher quality than we have come to expect from Coleman in the USA, a line that  I believe was intended to change how Americans think of Coleman. Unfortunately Coleman was unable to break Americans of their expectations regarding Coleman  products  and Coleman has since given up on the Exponent  line of tents in the US.

That said, the Exponent line lives on in Europe.

One of the more distinctive aspects of the Dakota is its asymmetry.  While I like the aesthetics of the asymmetry, it is unlikely to appeal to most people.  What should appeal to folks, though, is the utility that comes with the asymmetry.  One, it sheds water better then its flatter counterparts which often suffer from pooling water on the material above one's  feet. Such pooling of water invariably leads to leaks.  Second, access to the tent is enhanced as a result of the higher, more vertical entry.

Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks to the asymmetry is that the polls are necessarily asymmetrical as well which detracts from what would otherwise be easier assembly.  Coleman solves this with a system of color coding (photo).  While this may help in daylight or when a flashlight is available, for some darkness may prove to be a hindrance to the tent's assembly.




Coleman Exponent Dakota 1 

  • Polls - Aluminum 13" long when packed (Color Coded)
  • Pegs - Thick Aluminum  
  • Repair Pouch - Aluminum Poll Splint and 3 Peel and Stick Swatches
  • Weight - 3 Pounds 3 Ounces 
  • Fly - RipStop Polyester 4000mm Hydrostatic Head
  • Ground Material - Nylon 5000mm Hydrostatic Head
  • Taped Seams
  • Vestibule -  Large enough for boots
  • Reflective Material on Fly and Guys
  • Not Free Standing



 



Coleman Dakota /Kraz Polls (13")


Coleman Dakota / Kraz Repair Pack


Coleman Dakota / Kraz Tent Pegs

Coleman Dakota / Kraz Entry

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Foot)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Side Opposite Entry)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Head) (Note the color coded polls)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Head) (Note the color coded Polls)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Head and Entry)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Entry side Fly Closed)



Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Foot/Entry)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Foot and side opposite entry)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Head and side opposite entry)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Head with Fly)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Head/Entry)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Entry Fly Open)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Vestibule)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Interior Head)

Coleman Dakota / Kraz (Interior Foot)


Saturday, November 16, 2013

ObamaCare is Synonymous With Failure

ObamaCare the theory is now ObamaCare the reality and it sucks...


 

Breaking unAmerican - What if Health Care Insurance Were Coffee???

ObamaCare is a failure not because of some website, but because it ignores the human  element.  Let Americans be Americans, let us choose....




Thursday, November 7, 2013

Freedom Found At Hartzman's Debate...

My son and I attended Hartzman's gathering at the Golden Corral the night before the elections and while grazing the buffet I noticed an armed fellow. Open carry.

Good, I thought. But why would I feel that way?

The reason is that we have repeatedly seen where the insane, who the left argues should walk freely among us, turn our liberties against our nation. Of course, the insane are little different than the criminal element in regard to liberty. While we lockup the criminal element for not respecting the rights of others we do not institutionalize those who do not understand the rights of others, the insane. Instead the left argues that we should give the insane a full compliment of rights that the insane can neither comprehend nor respect and allow them to wonder throughout society.

The undeniable result is that the insane that the left has loosed upon American society have proven a greater threat to the law abiding than any firearm.

So, when I saw that armed fellow, I felt safer.

I felt safer because he, one man in a restaurant of many, was empowered by liberty to mitigate the potential threat of the insane with which the left has targeted not only America, but American schools, Americans and American liberty itself.

And I thank him for that. I thank him for protecting not only himself, but in doing so, protecting the life of my son and every individual in the restaurant. And more conceptually, I thank him for mitigating the potential damage unAmerican Democrats cause American society when they expect all of us , through their restrictions on self defense, to live within the limitations of the insane who do not understand liberty.

-- NitWitCharmer



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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

As the ACA Continues to Force People off Their Preferred Insurance it is Instructive to Listen to Your Government's Efforts at Truth...

Via the Communications Director Office of Health Reform, Linda Douglas,






So what is the "disinformation" she  to which she refers?

It is likely a video found in this short montage of Obama speaking to you:




Disinformation is what comes from governments....


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Experience of One "Walk In" Attendee...



Melissa Barnes:
... 
Few of the concerns were about recent budget cuts, and while there were concerns raised about teacher salaries and lack of raises, the most mentioned issue had nothing to do with money. The biggest concern was about testing and the Common Core Standards. Teachers are beyond frustrated with these standards and they are very worried about the toll Common Core is taking on students. Some of the concerns raised in regards to Common Core include:
  • Children not being developmentally ready.
  • Too much testing under Common Core.
  • Having to keep up with too much data.
  • No transitional year; “Building the plane as its flying.”

These are some of the same issues opponents of Common Core have been raising for months. Hearing this from teachers is eye-opening. How can we expect the students to gain anything from these “superior standards” if the teachers aren’t even on board?
This event was completely different than what I was expecting. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how opposed teachers are to these standards. If teachers are truly upset with Common Core then they need to come together, take control and make that clear.


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rep. Renee Elmers to Sebelius: "To the Best of Your Knowledge Has a Man Ever Delivered a Baby?"



She has a point.  Why must single men purchase maternity coverage when they are forced to buy insurance?


 



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Wednesday, October 30, 2013




Via the Acton Institute:
So if the Tea Party is not a movement, what is it? Mostly a marketing tactic, and an attempt at rebranding. The term Tea Party is mainly a label for very conservative Republicans and conservative independents who always vote for the GOP, even when they shun the Republican label. It’s a way to set themselves apart from those they deem insufficiently conservative, like RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) and ruling class elites.
There is the labor Democrat, there is the Abortion Democrat, there is the Socialist Democrat and more recently there is the Obama Democrat that materializes only when Obama runs for office.

All these interests fall under the same moniker ... Democrat... but that does not make the Democrat party any less a political party.

It strikes me that the core interest between the factions mentioned in the article that ties the Tea Party together is liberty.

Whether it be financial liberty individual (freedom to spend or not) or national (freedom from debt), or a return religious liberty from a nascent persecution (who cares about social issues if religion itself is persecuted), the core interest is a return to liberty, a return to our nation's founding interests.

Thus, the Tea Party unlike the Democrat or Republican parties has more than a name that ties its varied interests together, it has a core belief in liberty.

I don't think that stinks.




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Ludwig von Mises Had a Term for ObamaCare -- Planned Chaos



Planned Chaos is what happens when people are forced, at the cost of the people,  into state planned schemes that do not fit their needs.  The result is a broken system of pricing and information exchange for products within the scheme.... chaos.

We are experiencing exactly that today.

Just because a Lexus might be better than a Camry forcing people  to purchase a  Lexus when they can not afford one does not leave those people better off.

Individual liberty is the answer here... not collectivism.



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Ted Cruz's Prescience Defined Him Against the ObamaCare Debacle. GOP Cowardice Tied Them to ObamaCare. And Sebelius Ties Herself to a Lie...



Sebelius claims healthcare.gov did not crash while it was crashing.  
CNN drives her lie home.







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Friday, October 25, 2013

The Greatest Progressive Victory -- Winning the Hearts of Republicans Like Sen. McCain, Sen. Mitch McConnell, and Sen. Richard Burr...



Apparently Sen. McCain is disappointed that liberty has arisen in the GOP....

McCain's Daughter via Yahoo:
“We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses,” said McCain... “I’ve never heard him this depressed other than maybe after the ‘08 election,” McCain said. “He’s so depressed, so down-trodden. The way he’s talking about it, he’s never seen it this bad in his 30-plus years in office.”
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton:
Looks like Karl Rove and his hamster brigade are on the march, threatening to “beat the snot” out of the Tea Party in the upcoming primaries. We’ll just see about that son. Evidently, the wealthy Progressive elitists on the Right figure they can use money as a weapon and simply ‘out spend’ the Tea Party into oblivion.



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from Paul Shanklin, "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads ... Rush





These parodies  usually don't interest me, but this one caught my ear...








You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
You may find yourself working less than 30 hours a week
You may find yourself behind the wheel of a tiny fuel efficient automobile
You may find yourself eating inedible food from my beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, well, how do I get on healthcare.gov?

Letting the debt go high, underwater till we drown
Kiss the U.S. goodbye, can't nobody slow me down
On whom will you depend, after the money's gone?
Once you were full-time, but you're only part-time now

You may ask yourself, how do I work this website?
You may ask yourself, where is that 25 hundred dollar savings?
You may tell yourself, this is not affordable health care
But you should say to yourself, at least I still have this shotgun shack

Letting the debt go high, underwater till we drown
Kiss the U.S. goodbye, can't nobody slow me down
On whom will you depend, after the money's gone?
Once you were full-time, but you're only part-time now

This website will never work, this website will never work,
This website will never work, this website will never work

Letting the debt go high, underwater till we drown
Kiss the U.S. goodbye, can't nobody slow me down
On whom will you depend, after the money's gone?
Once you were full-time, but you're only part-time now

Letting the debt go high
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Alan Dershowitz: 'No Constitutional Right to Abortion' but 'no right to live either'???



Alan Dershowitz can not find a right to Abortion in the Constitution:
I can’t find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it’s an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women if they’re required to not have abortions could die and could — so I favor a woman’s right to choose. But I can’t find it in the Constitution. And everything I favor I don’t think is necessarily constitutionally based.
But apparently he sees no right to live either:
Roe v. Wade and Bush v. Gore “represent opposite sides of the same currency of judicial activism in areas more appropriately left to the political processes… Judges have no special competence, qualifications, or mandate to decide between equally compelling moral claims (as in the abortion controversy)… [C]lear governing constitutional principles … are not present in either case."
One wonders how Alan Dershowitz imagines liberty functions if one has no right to live and engage in those liberties.

H/T Breitbart.




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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The GOP is Dead to Me...



If they can't even force fiscal discipline when they control the house, how can we expect them to represent individual liberty?


Goodbye Mitch Mcconnell.
Goodbye John  Boehner.

Just as Richard Burr is dead to me so is the GOP.



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