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Saturday, August 8. 2009
Democrats are complaining loudly that the American people are stupid and should shut up about President Obama’s health care program, cap-and-tax program, spend us into deeper deficits program, tax away our incentives program, apologize to our enemies program, castigate our friends program, and all his other radical remakings of
Which brings to mind these lines from Shelley’s poem Ozymandias:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
During the past week, I’ve had conversations with old friends – leftist, centrist, and conservative – with whom I experienced the political battles of the 1960’s. All of us have a similar take on what’s happening now, compared to then. Then, it was a challenge against authority primarily by the privileged young who didn’t want to serve in the war, which dissipated rapidly once the draft ended, while their ideologues took refuge in academia to rise to insulated tenure of attachment to their old slogans and some of their ilk to gerrymandered seniority in Congress. Obama was a tot then, but raised on their radical bromides. Now, it is the broader swath of working and middle class Americans, a far larger and more potent population, who are fed up and angry with being exploited and insulted by those who feel it their right and duty to impose their schemes to rearrange and endanger everyone else’s lives and weaken the America that sustains us. We all feel the potential for violence is high. Enough everyday Americans will defend themselves against thuggish attacks upon their right to speak out.
I wasn’t a proponent of street violence then, nor am I now. I abhor it. And, just let any one of the Democrat thugs try to physically attack me or silence me or anyone nearby and they better stand the f*ck by for a real thumping. At 61, I still fit in my Marine Corps uniform, and know well how to defend myself. I’m just one member of a rapidly expanding, reluctant force of ordinary Americans who will. Those who have spent their lives cloistered in ivy and Congress have never met our resistance before, are shocked, and are in for more rueful surprises if they keep on their vile attacks on our democracy, peace and prosperity.
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Granny Nerds is how I describe us - the tea partiers, DC marchers, health care protesters. We are earnest, elderly patriots whose most violent act is shedding our own tears whenever we hear America the Beautiful and waving our little homemade signs. Were that we were more forceful.
"The potential for violence is high."
I was sent here because a left blog is making fun of you dimwits. You sound like a fascist.
Did you know Dylan did NOT want to work on Maggie's Farm?
What a tool box you sad old geezers are.
And you know what happens hen you beat people who disagree with you with a baseball bat?
It is no wonder young people flee the right wing professional masturbators like "Bruce" --great gay name for a guy admiring himself in his "uniform" (I remember you from your stint in the Village People).
TJ, you should be a proud American for making fun of intelligent people who truly care about the direction of the country. Most of the people in our nation voted for a well-spoken, good-looking man who sounded benign. They didn't pay attention to his politics, they were just scared of the "old man who will probably die and looks like my grandpa anyway".
They are now making clear they didn't know what they were voting for - as Obama's popularity sinks like the stone that rattles around in his pea brain.
The concept of hitting someone is as far from the minds of most people here as Mars is near the Earth. But the frustration level is high, and analogies such as those posited like Mr. Kesler are meant to indicate that frustration - for someone like you with little training in English, it's called a metaphor.
Fear not, silly one, we won't REALLY hit anyone. Not until they actually come knocking on the door to take our rights. That day, as you're probably well aware, is not far.
Your precious Obama has not eliminated the things he said he would - nor will he. Once in power, he recognizes certain aspects of the Bush administration were DISTASTEFUL but USEFUL. And he will put them to good use for HIS goals, rather than the goals of the nation.
I'm sure you're quite aware he is an egomaniac. After all, he's written 2 books - about himself, before he actually did anything of worth or value. He uses the terms "I", "ME", "MINE" more than any of his predecessors.
But perhaps you're not aware that he's a power hungry egomaniac. That's understandable, you were, after all poorly schooled - or at least you were according to most Democrats who feel we need to spend far more on schooling, rather than realizing that the poorest educations are garnered at the schools we spend the most on, since education starts at home, not at school.
If you're not aware he is an egomaniac, then I'm sure you're willing to admit his right hand Rahm Emanuel is. That is a given. And you have to admit that his odd disappearance from the public light at about the time of the Blagojevich debacle is oddly timed - yes? But they've hidden the malfeasance here in classic Chicago style.
Oh, we're in for a grand old time with this nitwit at the helm. Now that he's done apologizing to the world, he's going to start preaching - and they've already told him to shut the hell up. Something they'd never suggested to Bush, Bush, or Reagan.
Yes, there are a few nitwits here. There are a few conspiracy theorists. But there are more hardworking, intelligent, self-sufficient citizen taxpayers than you realize. And there are just as many nitwits and conspiracy theorists at those LEFTY sites you visit - probably more. Yes, in fact, many many more.
Nice job, Bruce. I, too, hope the cauldron boils, toils, and bubbles.
Check this out for out-loud laughing and brilliance: Mark Steyn at NRO.... Jonathan Swift would be jealous. ha ha
A sample: "Is this one of those Chinese Whispers things? Obama told Gibbs to tell Boxer to tell Reid, and by the time it reached Pelosi, it came out as uniforms night: Brooks Brothers. Mel Brooks. Springtime for Hitler. Swastikas. Or is the speaker right to sound the alarm about this army of goosestepping dandies? A veritable Garbstapo jackbooting down the interstate like it’s a catwalk in Milan."
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Our motto is "Not on our watch!"
There is nothing, but nothing that pisses the hell out of me more than arrogant piss ant politicians loudly calling Americans stupid and telling them to shut up. This attitude is slowly reflected in the way more and more government agencies are treating the American public. However, these clueless idiots in power that was entrusted to them by the American people, need to remember one thing. This country was created by violence and will end with violence.
IMHO, I think Obama is gonna go whole hog. He knows he ain't ever gonna get this close to the brass ring again. A small disagreement - He was raised as a marxist, and he won't let the constitution get in his way. So, we may have to intro some "thugs" and their cohorts to the 2nd amendment. He ain't gonna just lay down, no matter what. Neither will Reid or Pelosi. We've got a nasty situation on our hands, and if we are to prevail and save our country, then we need to be ready to do things that we'll never tell our children about. Freedom ain't free, and if you value life and liberty, then pay attention.
It's up to all of us to do more than hope.
I have been wondering if something like Oath Keepers was afoot. It's reassuring to see that it is. My stint in the Army was a brief two years, long ago. I couldn't fit into my uniform today, but I never felt my oath had an expiration date.
It is good things are coming to a head. Too many people (see, for example, Dan Riehl's post linking to this artlcle)
are missing the main point: Our problem isn't Obama, it's the Left. So they push him over the cliff - we're still left with the rot infesting our institutions. Dan doesn't "see it getting too bad", but it needs to "get too bad". The Left, the statists, need to be permanently neutered, and the mechanism for that is the 10th Amendment, state sovereignty movement. There are steps through which the states can restore the balance intended by the Founders. It will be confrontational, tense, perhaps violent. But we either rescue our country and Constitution or lose them.
Go read Patrick Henry's speech to the Virginia delegates to the First Continental Congress. Bone up on Nullification.
As I'm sitting here with my morning coffee, I realize that most of my fellow Americans don't understand the true threat of Marxism. You see, folks that don't want to "share" all their stuff have to be reeducated or killed. Your average human being doesn't want to live that way. Marxists have killed more people than anyone, period. Obama was raised as a Marxist, and that's why the MSM didn't vet him. Highly educated folks tend to Marxism, kinda like flies to warm bull droppings. What they overlook is the very high mortality rate due to Marxist infighting. These folks settle their arguments with a bullet in the back of the head.
If you have read Rand at all, we could say that Obama's hardcore of support comes from moochers and looters. So, we must realize that there's no middle ground. Civil war and insurrection happens when there's nothing left to be said. The only successfull way to defeat entrenched marxism is thru some sort of armed resistance. If someone is gonna end up in a ditch, it ain't gonna be me or mine.
Excellent post. I've forwarded it to several people.
While I too had a Marine uniform, I'm afraid at 69 it no longer fits. However, I am a big guy with fair amount of flab, but also muscle and can take care of myself. I am also a firearms expert and well prepared. I believe very strongly in the Constitution and am appalled at what is happening in our government. I feel we are very close to an extreme wake up call for the government. I'm glad to see I am by far not alone in this.
This is my first time to your blog. You summed up what I feel very well. I was trained by the US Army to defend this Country against foreign and DOMESTIC enemies as an Airborne Infantryman (with my fair share of fist fights, and near death experiences). I believe that when I swore my oath to defend the US Constitution, it did not end when I exited the Army. I am not afraid to ball my fists and stare back into a bullies face. As the King of Sparta said to Xerxes, I think it is appropriate to reiterate today to the Union thugs, Acorn, the MSM, Barack H. Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and to any and all other Statists who is either too stupid to understand what Liberty and Freedom means, or does recognize what Liberty and Freedom means and despises it – “Molon Labe”. Never has the Left/Statists seen in this Country where the Veterans are the ones also standing up and saying – “stop now or else”. Those of us who served are familiar with being on the receiving end of public scorn and ridicule from the Statist, and we remain silent because our calling was to a higher power, and a different philosophy. The statist is very close to reaching a critical mass and finding itself at special odds with those of us who have done for this Country what they are not willing to do, or have never been willing to do – bleed for the red, white and blue.
No, Jack, the oath doesn't have an expiration date. As far as I can tell, it's an oath in perpetuity.
I. too, still fit into my Marine Corps uniform - at age 62.
That's right, rub it in. The problem is, some of us have been over-served, and now we're over-stuffed! But I'm working on it.
I had three uncles who fought in WWII: One in the Navy (drove Higgins boats at Iwo Jima and Okinawa), one in the Army (45th Division, Anzio and parts north), and one in the Marines (CBI and South Pacific). My Dad was slotted on an aircraft carrier for the invasion of Japan. I think about them often now, and our troops at Valley Forge, and the 600,000 pus on both sides of our Civil War, and Makes my two years at Ft. Sam Houston look like a vacation. I think I understand now better than I ever did what "Debt of Honor" entails. I've got seven years on you, Terry, but I'll see you at the barricades, or in the ranks of the "Geezer Brigade".
I'm sure next Timothy McVeigh agrees with this post and comments. He'll have the same paranoid belief that he is defending America from "Marxists". I can't wait for your generation to die. We're tired of re-living the Sixties.
You are following the Demo Party line of marginalizing and demonizing those who disagree with them. My question to you: which side did the beating of a black man at a town hall meeting in St. Louis?
Hint: it wasn't the Tea Party "right wing extremists."
Your brain-dead attempt at propaganda shows me how correct I was to leave the Democratic Party.
The Demos today are proponents of "faith-based legislation." They expect us to support thousand page bills on their say-so, even though they haven't bothered to read the bills.
Keep in mind that Obama is the Commander in chief and since he has control of the military it is going to get really ugly on the ground in America.
Obama is not building those internment camps and hiring people to control the population within them if he is not planning to fill them up.
We have seen how Obama has stopped the war against Muslim Jihadists, lets blacks go free so who do you think he wants to have the military put in those internment camps?
He is a mentally disturbed pyshopath. Just watch and see.
Obama let the Blacks go free? I thought that was Lincoln.
If you're nostalgic for the good ol' days of slavery, I suggest that it may not be Obama who's the psychopath.
The paranoid racists who want to assassinate the President, such as many of the posters here, must be stopped. Face it: you right-wing fascists lost the election. Now you want to use bullets instead of ballots. You talk big about gettin' your Marine Corps uniforms on? Real, true, decent American patriots will fight you every step of the way. This is still a democracy, you racist thugs.
Putting aside health care, it's easy to criticize "cap and tax" but what ARE we supposed to do about global warming? At this point it's clearly a dire threat - the military is worried and it could destabilize the entire world:
What should he do about that?
We are not supposed to do anything about "global warming". Message from the earth: "I've been doing this warming/cooling thing since the dawn of time. And guess what! You can't do a damn thing about it!"
The military is looking for funding. That they worry doesn't mean they worry about the right things.
It will be swift and merciless.
Long time coming......long time gone.
Nice try at the tired old Corruptocrat propaganda, Mike. BTW-You seem to have no problem "reliving the Sixties" with your radical leftist terrorists and anarchists and your Corruptocrat totalitarian heroes. I bet your own a Che T-Shirt, too.
I know you are very frightened right now because you and the rest of your ilk thought you had the American people beaten down and zombified enough so we would not make a peep and would submit to your Corruptocrat totalitarian rule.
Guess what, Mike?
You are now about to learn the truth in what Yamamoto said. The sleeping giant that is the American people is awaking and boy is it pissed.
I can tell you how this is all going to end, Mikey, if your 0bamamessiah, your Corruptocrat heroes, and union/race/"community activist" thugs and fools like you keep going at their present pace.
It is best summed up by a stanza from Melville's "The Martyr"...
There is sobbing of the strong,
And a pall upon the land;
But the People in their weeping
Bare the iron hand:
Beware the People weeping
When they bare the iron hand.
I know you have no understanding of the American people because you have lived in that gated community of the mind known as the "reality-based community" all your life so I will give you a little hint as to what is coming for you and all the rest of your Corruptocrat Marxist friends when the American people finally hit the "Popeye point" with you.
The backlash against you and your Corruptocrat totalitarian comrades is going to be swift and with a vehemence and fury that will not be assuaged.
#13 jon galt
The 0bamamessiah knows that the military will not follow his orders if he and the Corruptocrats tried to order them to take action against the American people and the Constitution.
That is why he has been so desperate to get his "civilian security force" up and running.
Unfortunately for the 0bamamessiah I have seen what will be drawn to serve him in his "civilian security force". There are three words that describe them-Target. Rich. Environment.
"Target Rich Environment!" Excellent!
I think we should be gentle with the leftist. They seem to be a little slow. As I understand it they hate guns, but want to take them away from others and impress their wills on the well armed.
It does not take much mental power to see what the outcome would/will be.
Obama's justice department dropped the case against the New Black Panther thugs/Democrat volunteers who harassed voters at that poll in Philly. Maybe you haven't heard about it in the Obama Media.
Marines are particularly studly to me (my daddy was one.)
Intellectual dimlights, now tough guys!Get fired up all you rascals.I love it. "Power to the people"!
I live so far off the grid,I love watching the politics.
First the dems,duyba and name calling now the repubs and alabama "O"!
Please no offence intended to anyone.Just expressing some joy from my point.
Ya'll have a good one.
Take another hit of the crack pipe, RL. And cackle away while brave Americans ask the tough questions for you.
Oh, Barrak H. Tap-Dancing Obambi people, get a grip! All this "armed insurrection" talk does is send a thrill up Chris Matthew's leg. There's an election in 15 months. You can get organized and do something positive or STFU because all this guns-n-ammo talk does nothing but help the other side by giving the lefty bastards their own ammunition.
Jerry Rice still fits in his 49ers uniform, too but he isn't ready to play again and he's only 45.
When attending protests against Obama-care, staple your signs to wooden baseball bats.
They make good sign posts.
I posted a sort-of warning couple days ago, and find that it might fit well in here as a comment...
So, how do we, Conservatives, respond to this ramped-up thuggery?
We have to be smarter than they are. That shouldn't be too hard.
We know this: Those moochers ACORN rounded up as ‘voters’ (those attracted to the far-left wing that’s taken over the once-proud Democrat Party) are likely only temporary voters; they had only the motivation of the ‘what’s in it for me?’ carrot and we might see them, as usual, become lazy and unmotivated by the next election. These moochers are not liked by the majority of Americans, who remain at center-right, at worst. I think that we’ll see a reversal in 2010...if we can ‘organize’ our community, and keep ourselves in reasonable control, and not take the bait Obama is throwing at us.
We should keep the pressure up on those to the far-left, and not do anything that would draw the negative attention Obama wants to spray on us. If we stay in the realm of center-rightedness, and not get too wacky, we’ll be joined by untold millions by 2010. And we will win at the ballot-box.
We must be Careful, though; the strategy that the Obama - Rham Emmanuel camp is concocting is to negativize the meaning of our protests, by process of demonization. We have to try to keep our efforts visible, but within the realm of our core convictions. And we can't allow ourselves to respond with any violence. Obama would declare Martial Law in a heartbeat; that's right up his alley. Next, he would attempt to confiscate our arms.
In other words, we must keep our noses clean. Don't rise to Obama's SEIU - ACORN bait. Don't allow SEIU - ACORN to provoke violence. Keep lawyered up. Fight thuggery with legal tactics.
And that's just what we should do. I do think we should call for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Obama's role in Kenneth Gladney's beating, because of the 'punch back twice as hard' line coming from his White House.
God Bless you. Be careful.
And be mindful of how NPR, CNN, and the NYT will portray anything you do to defend yourself.
Right on. Given what the Japanese thought about invading America (the rifle behind every blade of grass) and given the amount of gun sales as of late, I have a feeling that the most that the establishment could hold would be the major cities. Barring that, the rest will remain in good hands.
Wow! I feel like the folks at the end of [i]Farenheit 451[i] when they discover the village of "book readers". I'm glad I found this site! The husband makes comparisons to McCarthy - I keep thinking about Mao's Cultural Revolution. Neither is an appealing thought.
I just read your article and before I read this I was telling my father almost verbatim what you just wrote. Then when I saw you're a Marine then I knew. From a former O311 Semper Fi, sir.
I'll be in that battle if God forbid it comes to that.
If Obama suspends elections and brings on the whirlwind, I worry he will incite the race war that Charlie Manson wanted. The pounding I want to give the left is at the ballot box with a battalion of real conservatives in the vanguard. The Dems will have to hogtie Obama at some point.
ACORN and SEIU = Obama "brownshirts"
I'd be waiting for the Obama-led beerhall putsch, except he already controls the Republic.