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They Are Going To Hate You Anyway

As a young player on my high school football team I would practice running pass routes over what we affectionately called “the middle”. In this area anyone trying to catch a pass is going to get hit by at least one defender, often hard, often by more than one defender, and usually you are in a vulnerable position when you do get hit. It is somewhat natural when you know the hit is coming to lose some of your focus on the ball to “prepare” yourself for the coming collision. My coach, recognizing that tendency in me called me out one day with a short but simple demand, “You might as well catch the ball, they are going to hit you anyway.”

I suppose it is an intrinsic need of all humans to seek approval. We seek it from our parents, friends, coworkers and, to some extent, even people we don’t even know. If you have ever moderated something you wanted to say because you worried about what people would say or think, you know what I am talking about.

As a conservative I am routinely under assault in one form or another because I refuse to moderate my pronouncements because of what someone might think. While I routinely upset many snowflakes and establishment swamp dwellers I work very hard to keep my positions grounded in both facts and common sense. The great offended typically place themselves under no such restrictions.

One of the most difficult things for me to accept early on was that I would be despised, sight unseen, by the great practitioners of tolerance, liberals. I soon learned that this intolerance would rapidly descend into outright hatred if I insisted on maintaining my beliefs. It gets even worse when you point out their hypocrisy.

I am sometimes accused of making blanket accusations. Where they apply I admit to doing so. Liberals, especially those in leadership positions, are dedicated practitioners of hate towards anyone they disagree with but especially conservatives. Don’t believe me? Allow me to inform you of some history that, as a public school victim, you were likely never taught.

Remember how evil Richard Nixon was? He caved to liberal demands far to often. He gave them the thuggish EPA and nearly tanked the economy by giving into liberal demands for wage and price controls. How was he rewarded for his compliance?

Remember what a senile dunce Ronald Reagan was? He trusted liberals when they promised him they would secure the border if he granted amnesty to 3 million plus illegal aliens. Have you seen the border lately?

Remember George H. Bush? He also trusted liberals when they promised him $3 in spending cuts for every dollar he raised our taxes. They not only never cut spending in any way shape or form, they spent so much that we are still paying for that travesty today.

Then there was George W. Bush. Remember how utterly evil he was? He gave liberals Medicare Part D, a massive expansion of a government program that was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He gave liberals the TSA, a massive new union created for the sole purpose of creating a new revenue stream for democrat fundraising, suffering at the time because of declining union membership. How was he rewarded for such deliberate malfeasance? Liberals tried convincing America that he personally steered a hurricane onto New Orleans because the black population there did not vote for him.

The point is, no matter what you give to liberals, it is never enough. No matter how much you comply that compliance is never exactly enough. The masters of the moving goal post only want one thing, complete and absolute control over you, your life and your money. Their smiling faces, innocent requests and “devotion” to “tolerance” are a smokescreen created for the sole purpose of misleading you.

A current analogy would be the “Palestinian” demands to negotiate with Israel. Since the “Palestinians” only want one thing, the death of every Jew on the planet, what is there for Israel to negotiate? Would liberals and “Palestinians” be happy if Israel committed to a timetable for the extermination of their race? I suspect they would then castigate the Jews for not killing themselves off quickly enough. It seems to be the way liberals think today.

So, here we are today, a great many so called conservatives trying to thread the needle of reason by balancing their beliefs on the head of the liberal pin. I reject that posturing and you should too. This doesn’t mean we are mean or evil. It means we simply accept that reality exists and is not subject to the vagaries of human imagination.

It means that we have to acknowledge that:

There are not 12, 45 or 92 genders.

That, at the political level, we have a two tiered justice system, one for conservatives and one for liberals.

That four year old boys cannot “know” that they are actually little girls.

That voter fraud not only exists in stunning proportions but is almost exclusively democrat in origin.

That there is nothing wrong with being proud of America.

That not all cops are evil racists.

That if you commit a crime the color of your skin should have no bearing on if you are charged.

That there is in fact no such thing as “white privilege”.

That “toxic masculinity” is an invention to make certain angry women feel better about themselves.

That “gender studies” are in fact nothing but political propaganda disguised as education.

That illegal aliens have no “right” to be here or to have access to our tax dollars though welfare or tax refunds from Earned Income or Child Tax credits.

That so called hate crimes laws (more appropriately named thought crimes) are in themselves expressions of hate.

That actual journalism is dead.

That the government and major corporations have no right to collect, mine and store all our data.

That a very large group of Americans are just fine with all of the above.

Boy could I go on and on and on…

Merely bringing these talking points up for consideration will mark me as the focus of evil in the modern world by every liberal and “conservative” swamp dweller that may read this. In fact, many so called conservatives will blast me for such “insensitive” thinking. In their desperation to gain the approval of their liberal “friends” they will attempt to portray themselves as understanding and tolerant by pointing out all the “errors” in my logic. In the end though, despite all their efforts to destroy, I mean correct me, those so called conservatives will still be hated by those same liberals they seek approval from.

I live in reality. I am not governed by my feelings but by simple, eternal truths. I screen my passions through the filter of my principles. I will always defend the truth, remembering what coach said, “Catch the ball, they are going to hit you anyways.”

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Liberals Democrats Progressives Are Liars By Choice

Liberals, democrats and progressives (there is virtually no distinction between the three) have been telling anyone who would listen just what they are for the last sixty years. People like me have been calling them out, nearly always as lone voices in the wilderness. Not until the arrival of the internet and now, “alternative media” (a term intended to belittle) have we had a platform that extended beyond the range of our voices. I, and many of you who read this, make use of this platform now. This is as it should be. Since the left is unrelenting in its desire to destroy America as it was founded, so must we be relentless in Americas defense.

No longer in control of what you and I see and hear the left has only one weapon left, the big lie. (They also love intimidation but that is another article) It is a weapon they employ with wild eyed and often reckless abandon. No subject is safe from the big lie but lets limit ourselves to one for the moment.

Consider the most famous holiday established by a liberal democrat progressive who hacked to death his girlfriend, Earth Day. How many lies must be believed to support this killer and his environmental agenda? More than I am willing to contemplate yet the effort on the “green” side has been going on for a long time.

On that first Earth Day in 1970, George Wald, a Harvard biologist breathlessly promised that civilization would end “within 15 or 30 years.” Um, hello George, have you looked around lately?

Deservedly forgotten Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson, also in 1970, grimly informed us that within 25 years 75% to 80% of all animals on Earth would be extinct. Given the number of critters that routinely patrol my three quarters of an acre I’m going to have to disagree with you there Gaylord.

Former science adviser to the Kenyan little Barry John Holdren, in a 1971 ecology textbook, promised that 1 billion would die because of famines by the year 2020 because of a “new ice age.” Odd, it has been in the 90’s here all week, just like last year and the year before that and the year before that and, well I’m sure you get the point.

In 1972 The Club of Rome warned us that the Earth would be out of oil by 2003. Funny thing is that 2016 estimated oil reserves currently stand at 1,707 billion barrels. When I filled up my gas guzzling Dodge Durango RT (the one with the really big V8 engine) this morning I paid $2.28 a gallon. It’s not the .32 cents a gallon I remember as a kid but it’s not intolerable either.

Not to be outdone, so called population expert Paul Ehrlich warned that by the year 2000 England would not exist. As a proof of concept he wrote the manifestly discredited book The Population Bomb. I’m going to give Paul a halfsie here. England may not long exist but it is dying of moslem political correctness not environmental excess. There is not much great in great Britain any longer.

And so it has continued every day since. A non stop denial of reality by eco fascists that has lasted, if you use the first Earth Day as a measuring point, for 47 years. How many people will believe a lie that has been told to them for 47 years?

Apparently a lot. Consider South Australia. People who live there now suffer through routine blackouts and energy prices that have exploded to unimaginable levels. Energy prices are at levels now that wipe out savings and crush businesses. Remember, Australia is a first world country. I know, I have been there. Their suffering is needless. The entire country is fossil fuel rich.

Safely ensconced in their air conditioned, red wood decked homes the government has hijacked its people into third world status to show just how virtuous they are. The suffering of their people, the number of birds and bats chewed up by their wind turbined idols to political correctness, are completely irrelevant. They care more than you do about the planet. Get over it already.

I am using the environmental positions of democrats, liberals and progressives to illustrate that lying in the face of evidence, no matter how incontrovertible, is second nature to them. The subject of the lie is irrelevant. Big oil, big pharma, big candy, the Iraq war, gun control, religious intolerance of Christians, republican/Russian collusion, islam, abortion and a hundred others are simply a means to an end. The only thing that matters to them is the path to complete control over you and your life.

At this point the observant reader will say that sailor, you are painting with a very broad brush. While I agree there are some liberals, progressives and democrats who are sincerely seeking only the best for themselves and the planet, it has to be pointed out that these people are a minority. Let us not forget that for the better part of sixty years the big lies have been promoted from college on down, from hollywood to the so called news media.

It is this cadre of “intellectuals” that seek to manage our daily lives in the most minute detail. To reach their objective they need a lot of foot soldiers. College, for the last fifteen years or so, has existed primarily to provide supplemental cannon fodder for the left. Unions with their shrinking membership are no longer able to do it all. The left now has two full generations of often well meaning but completely misguided “college educated” activists. (Now you know why they insist on everyone getting a free college education) I’m sure you know them. They carry a mattress on their back to indict an innocent student or they barge into a restaurant and stage a bloody beheading in front of little kids. They call for “muscle” to remove journalists from their rallies, demand racially segregated “safe” spaces and white free days on campus. They see white marble as racist and black thugs as victims. What should frighten, wrong word, terrify everyone is that these people are not considered out of the mainstream in liberal, progressive democratic thought.

These are the people who have to check in with the Ministry of Truth everyday to find out what they believe. Facts bounce off these people the way job offers bounce off welfare queens. The proper position of anyone listening to a liberal, progressive or democrat is outright skepticism, after you finish laughing in their faces. Just remember these people have no sense of humor and they hate you. If you have to be around them I recommend extreme caution and carrying pepper spray.

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The President of Firsts

The Kenyan little Barry claims to be a transformative figure. There is certainly a case to made for that argument, although I doubt it is the case he would want you to think about.

He is the first half-black president of the U.S. Unlike poor George Zimmerman who is the first White/Hispanic, the Kenyan little Barry’s supporters constantly refer to him as “our first black” president. Exactly why the color of someone’s skin is important escapes me.

I came across a list of Barry’s firsts complied, with sources, by Doug Ross on the directorblue blogspot. There are numerous other sad firsts not included here but this list should be more than enough to convince anyone who is the least bit open-minded that this is the most corrupt administration ever. This is a positively tragic list of “accomplishments.” In my mind the people who voted for this thug have one hell of a lot to answer for.

President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts [Updated]
   
Yes, he’s historic, alright.

Law and Justice
• First President to Violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally Executing American Military Operations in Libya Without Informing Congress In the Required Time Period – Source: Huffington Post)
• First President to Triple the Number of Warrantless Wiretaps of U.S. Citizens (Source: ACLU)
• First President to Sign into Law a Bill That Permits the Government to “Hold Anyone Suspected of Being Associated With Terrorism Indefinitely, Without Any Form of Due Process. No Indictment. No Judge or Jury. No Evidence. No Trial. Just an Indefinite Jail Sentence” (NDAA Bill – Source: Business Insider)

• First President to Refuse to Tell the Public What He Did For Eight (8) Hours After Being Informed That a U.S. Ambassador Was Facing Imminent Death During a Terror Attack (Source: Mediate)
• First President to Lie About the Reason For an Ambassador’s Death, Blaming it on an Internet Video Rather Than What He Knew to be the Case: the Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar al-Sharia (Source: House Oversight Committee, et. al.)
• First President to Have an Innocent Filmmaker Thrown in Jail After Lying About the Cause for a Deadly Attack on U.S. Diplomats, Using the Filmmaker as a Scapegoat (Source: CNN)

• First President to Use the IRS to “Unfairly Target Political Enemies” as Well as Jewish Groups (Source: Sen. Ted Cruz)
• First President to Unlawfully Seize Telephone Records of More than 100 Reporters to Intimidate and/or Bully Them (Source: Associated Press)
• First President to Witness a Single Cabinet Secretary Commit Multiple Hatch Act Violations Without Acting, Speaking Out, Disciplining or Firing That Person (Source: New York Times)

• First President to Have His Attorney General Held in Criminal Contempt of Congress For His Efforts to Cover Up Operation Fast and Furious, That Killed Over 300 Individuals (Source: Politico)
• First President to claim Executive Privilege to shield a sitting Attorney General from a Contempt of Congress finding for perjury and withholding evidence from lawful subpoenas (Source: Business Insider)
• First President to Issue Unlawful “Recess-Appointments” Over a Long Weekend — While the U.S. Senate Remained in Session (against the advice of his own Justice Department – Source: United States Court of Appeals)

• First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case (Source: Gawker)
• First President to “Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions” (Source: DHS documents uncovered by Judicial Watch)
• First President to Sue States for Enforcing Voter ID Requirements, Which Were Previously Ruled Legal by the U.S. Supreme Court (Source: CNN)

• First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places (the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, Source: Investors Business Daily)
• First President to Refuse to Comply With a House Oversight Committee Subpoena (Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It (Defense of Marriage Act – Source: ABC News)

• First President to Increase Surveillance of American Citizen Under the Patriot Act by 1,000 Percent in Four Years (Source: NBC News)
• First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees (BP Oil Spill Relief Fund – Source: Fox News)
• First President to Have a Law Signed By an ‘Auto-pen’ Without Being “Present” (Source: The New York Times)

Scandals
• First President to publicly announce an enemies list (consisting of his opponents campaign contributors; and to use the instrumentalities of government to punish those on the list – Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Attempt to Block Legally-Required 60-Day Layoff Notices by Government Contractors Due to His Own Cuts to Defense Spending — Because The Notices Would Occur Before the Election. (Source: National Journal)
• First President to Intentionally Disable Credit Card Security Measures (in order to allow over-the-limit donations, foreign contributions and other illegal fundraising measures – Source: Power Line)

• First President to send 80 percent of a $16 billion program (green energy) to his campaign bundlers and contributors, leaving only 20% to those who did not contribute. (Source: Washington Examiner)
• First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts (Source: Wall Street Journal)
• First President to issue an Executive Order implementing a “Racial Justice System”, a system that tries to achieve “racially equivalent outcomes” for crimes (Source: Daily Caller)

• First President to Leak Confidential IRS Tax Records to Groups Aligned Politically With Him for Partisan Advantage (Source: The Hill Newspaper)
• First President to Use the EPA to Punish Political Enemies and Reward Political Allies (Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute)
• First President to Send Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to His Wife’s Former Employer (Source: White House Dossier)

• First President to Have His Administration Fund an Organization Tied to the Cop-Killing Terrorist Group, the Weather Underground (Source: National Review)

Economy
• First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government (Source: Reuters)
• First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat (Source: Christian Science Monitor)
• First President to Move America Past the Dependency Tipping Point, In Which 51% of Households Now Pay No Income Taxes (Source: Center for Individual Freedom)

• First President to Increase Food Stamp Spending By More Than 100% in Less Than Four Years (Source: Sen. Jeff Sessions)
• First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on ‘Shovel-Ready’ Jobs — and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs (Source: President Obama during an early meeting of his ‘Jobs Council’)
• First President to Threaten Insurance Companies After They Publicly Spoke out on How Obamacare Helped Cause their Rate Increases (Source: The Hill)

• First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters (Source: Wall Street Journal)
• First President to Propose Budgets So Unreasonable That Not a Single Representative From Either Party Would Cast a Vote in Favor (Sources: The Hill, Open Market)
• First President Whose Economic Policies Have the Number of Americans on Disability Exceed the Population of New York (Source: CNS News)

• First President to Sign a Law Requiring All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party (Source: Wall Street Journal)
• First President to Sue States For Enforcing Immigration Laws Passed by Congress (Source: The Arizona Republic newspaper)
• First President to See America Lose Its Status as the World’s Largest Economy (Source: Peterson Institute)

• First President to redistribute $26.5 billion of the taxpayers’ funds to his union supporters in the UAW (Source: Heritage Foundation)
• First President to Threaten an Auto Company (Ford) After It Publicly Mocked Bailouts of GM and Chrysler (Source: Detroit News)
• First President to Attempt to Bully a Major Manufacturing Company Into Not Opening a Factory in a Right-to-Work State (Boeing’s facility in South Carolina – Source: Wall Street Journal)

Energy Policy
• First President to Endanger the Stability of the Electric Grid by Shutting Down Hundreds of Coal-Fired Plants Without Adequate Replacement Technologies (Source: National Electric Reliability Corporation – PDF)
• First President to Have His EPA Repudiated by a Federal Judge for “Overstepping Its Powers” When They Attempted to Shut Down Coal Operations in Appalachia (Source: Huffington Post)
• First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (Source: Politico)

National Security and World Affairs
• First President to Lie Repeatedly to the American People About the Murder of a U.S. Ambassador and Three Other Diplomatic Personnel for Purely Political Reasons, Rewriting a “Talking Points” Memo No Fewer Than a Dozen Times to Avoid Referencing a Pre-Planned Terror Attack (Source: ABC News)
• First President to Openly Defy a Congressional Order Not To Share Sensitive Nuclear Defense Secrets With the Russian Government (Sources: ABC News, Rep. Michael Turner)
• First President to Leak Highly Classified Military and Intelligence Secrets to Hollywood In Order to Promote a Movie That Could Help His Reelection Campaign (Source: Judicial Watch)

• First President to Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space (Sources: USA Today, ABC News)
• First President to press for a “treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and rights to half of all offshore oil revenue” (The Law Of The Sea Treaty, Source: Investors Business Daily)
• First President to send $200 million to a terrorist organization (Hamas) after Congress had explicitly frozen the money for fear it would fund attacks against civilians (Sources: American Thinker, The Independent [UK])

Miscellania
• First President to Insert Himself into White House Biographies of Past Presidents (Source: The New York Times).
• First President to Golf 122 or More Times in His First Four-and-a-half Years in Office (Source: White House Dossier)

But remember: he will not rest until all Americans have jobs, affordable homes, green-energy vehicles, and the environment is repaired, etc., etc., etc.

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Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System

Ordinarily I write my own columns but after reading this I decided to simply share it. It is a recent story released by the National Seniors Council. If you are one of the millions of responsible Americans who have saved for retirement this should scare the daylights out of you. If you are one of little Barry’s voters who think taking other peoples money is okay, then this will make you very happy.

A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning.

The hearing, held in the Labor Department’s main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment of government-sponsored annuities that would take the place of 401k plans.

“This hearing was set up to explore why Americans are not saving as much for their retirement as they could,” explains National Seniors Council National Director Robert Crone, “However, it is clear that this is the first step towards a government takeover. It feels just like the beginning of the debate over health care and we all know how that ended up.”

A representative of the liberal Pension Rights Center, Rebecca Davis, testified that the government needs to get involved because 401k plans and IRAs are unfair to poor people. She demanded the Obama administration set up a “government-sponsored program administered by the PBGC (the governments’ Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation).” She proclaimed that even “private annuities are problematic.”

Such “reforms” would effectively end private retirement accounts in America, Crone warns. “These people want the government to require that ultimately all Americans buy these government annuities instead of saving or investing on their own. The Government could then take these trillions of dollars and redistribute it through this new national retirement system.”

Deputy Treasury Secretary J. Mark Iwry, who presided over the hearing, is a long-time critic of 401k plans because he believes they benefit the rich. He also appears to be one of the Administration’s point man on this issue.

“This whole issue is moving forward very quickly,” warns Crone. “Already there is a bill requiring all businesses to automatically enroll their employees in IRA plans in which part of every employee’s paycheck would be automatically deducted and deposited into this account. If this passes, the government will be just one step away from being able to confiscate all these retirement accounts.”

NSC has taken the lead in warning the nation about this new government onslaught and is plotting ways to stop it.

“This effort ultimately is designed to grab the retirement nest eggs of America’s senior citizens. This new government annuity scheme, even if it is at first optional, will turn into a giant effort to redistribute the wealth of America’s older citizens,” explains Crone. “This scheme mirrors what I expect the President will try to do with Social Security. He wants to turn that program into a welfare program, too.”

NSC will likely unveil a new grassroots campaign effort later this year or early in January to coincide with the seating of the new Congress.

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