Skip MacLure's blog
Well, if you won’t listen to me, maybe you’ll listen to him. No disrespect intended, but it seems that Israel is in for another border invasion, and this one reportedly has between 300 and 500 busloads of Lebanese and Palestinians being moved to the borders… to say nothing of large numbers of others heading in the direction of the borders, as well. Not being one to say ‘I told you so’… I did note at the time of the article I wrote on Friday May 20, that it had all the hallmarks of a rehearsal.
Now the Iranians, in the guise of the Muslim Brotherhood, are going to test the IDF to the max. The so-called ‘Nakba Day’ protests were something only an Arab could dream up. Commemorating a battle in which the collective armies of the Arab nations got the horse pucky kicked out of them by a tiny, almost insignificant, country would seem to the western mind to be a waste of time.
To the Arab mind, steeped in seventh century barbarity and fostered in a cult-like religion where fanaticism, sadism and brutality are everyday occurrences, the constant reminder serves to foster their rage, which is never far from the surface at the best of times. read more »
We’re rapidly getting to the point where everybody is going to have to decide whether to live as free men or exist as slaves to an all-powerful statist elite who, by force of arms or other coercion, control every aspect of our lives. Liberty isn’t cheap and it’s for damn sure freedom is anything but free.
Just stop and think about the government tentacles in your own lives. You can’t do virtually anything any more without somebody having something to say about it. That somebody, these days, is likely to be some local governmental representative waving some obscure permitting requirement or trying to cite you for pruning your own trees.
They are not educating our children… they are indoctrinating them. Our Government Indoctrination Centers are predating them by forcing them to be exposed to a lifestyle and its attendant practices that about 80% of the public find repugnant and many find immoral. Much of what they are teaching is garbage, with little or no academic value. The education system is rife with political correctness and the curriculum is often aimed at the lowest common denominator.
If you’re in business you know all about government. You know all about its mindless regulations, its endless red tape… layer upon layer of bureaucracy, from the local city halls and state house, to the gargantuan monster that is our federal government. read more »
If the so-called Main Stream Media, whom I and others have chosen to re-label ‘The Lame Stream Media’, thought they had reached new heights of comedic journalistic slap-stick… they’re right. The vision of the ‘press’ frantically trying to second guess Sarah Palin as she takes them on a wild game of ‘Fox and Hounds’ is just too funny.
A couple of sound bites I picked up went something like… “and she didn’t even send us an itinerary”… and “we don’t know where she is”. Possibly, the most impacted by the dearth of Palin first-hand reportage is Andrea Mitchell, who seemingly has been basing her career on Palin bashing. Well, when it’s all ya’ got…
There is a move afoot, amongst the Lames, to pit Sarah Palin against Michele Bachmann. Michele Bachmann adroitly avoided the loaded questions and innuendo tossed at her in this all too obvious ploy. There is no surer indication of the abject fear which these two women generate in the DeMarxists than the incessant battering by the Lames and their bosses over at the DNC.
Then let us not forget the White House and their vested auxiliaries, the so-called public service unions, who have also repeatedly attacked both of these women viciously, in such a manner that if it had been a Conservative making those attacks they would be instantly pilloried. read more »
There’s not much I can contribute to the many flowery tributes to our fallen heroes that we saw and heard yesterday. There are just not enough superlatives. On this day that we set aside in remembrance of our war dead, I’m really gratified to see the huge amount of tribute and attention being given to our living military men and women… and their families.
We have, thanks to God, the finest military in the world. They’re an all volunteer military, which means every one of them is a professional… and please don’t give me the saw about minorities and poor whites being forced into the military due to poor economic conditions. These days, the recruiters won’t even talk to you without a high school diploma.
Today’s battlefield is a far cry from those of previous wars. The speed with which information can be passed, and tactical situations changed, on today’s battlefield mean that the average soldier, sailor, Marine or airman has to know far more than did a rifleman at Belleau Wood.
Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq is physically demanding and mentally draining. The enemy is quite literally everywhere and nowhere is totally safe. That’s not the worst part. These magnificent men and women are expected to win in an environment where their own commander-in-chief is not only actively working for their defeat, he’s crippling them of their ability to accomplish their mission by gutting as much of the military as he can. He’s also telegraphed to the Taliban when he intends to reduce our forces in Afghanistan… thereby making everyone’s job more dangerous and in the process giving aid and comfort to the enemy. read more »
I guess that’s why most daily columnists don’t write on weekends. Our own research indicates about 1/3 of the readership on weekends. There’s not much going on as a rule, and much of what is out there is second and third tier reporting of last week’s stuff… so I usually save material for the weekends that I normally wouldn’t write about during the week.
Recently, we’ve had a whole series of events and occurrences that have interfered with getting articles out on our intended daily schedule. Everything from work (which is a good thing these days) to my 20 year old son’s mysterious, nearly fatal disease, now completely cured, thank God. Then, within a week, raccoons in the walls of the house chewing up my DSL wires and effectively shutting us down.
So, no more raccoons (we, uh, urged them to vacate… grins), and I’ve made the switch to fiber optic which just now became available here. So, hopefully, Dee and I can get back to some sort of normalcy getting this thing out… no more exotic diseases or critter infestations for a while, thank you. Not that I have anything to complain about. I’m a cup half-full kinda guy… very grateful for what I have and very aware that there are all kinds of folks out there who are hurting very badly and have lost everything. read more »
Something just isn’t right with our vaunted Republican leadership… with the exception of a few timid forays into the morass that is the DeMarxist fiscal nightmare… you’d never know that we were being governed by the Conservative juggernaut that caused the greatest political upset in decades.
Somebody ought to tell Mr Boehner that tweeting and twittering isn’t going to get it. You can’t run this thing by remote control. Tweets, twitters, Skypes and other evil sounding names may be okay for the flash dissemination of news and the like. It’s never going to take the place of a principled leadership standing up and calling the Marxists on every single lie, distortion or outright invention out of whole cloth that they utter.
That’s what leadership is about. You don’t allow the opposition to make an issue its own and then sit on your hands and hope it will go away or, like so many establishment Republicans, try to ride it out doing weak and lame-assed damage control.
The reason that the backbone of the American electorate, the Conservative Patriot movements, have been so restive and uncertain is just that. We don’t see a consistent Conservative voice getting our message out and nailing the DeMarxists by calling them out on their lies.There have been flashes of brilliance in an otherwise murky landscape. read more »
We’re hearing a battery of bleats out there about Governor Chris Christie as a possible presidential candidate. And were it based only on the tough choices he has forced his state to confront, and the skill with which he’s stood up to his state’s unions and their rent-a-goons, you’d have to say that he might just be a good choice if he could be convinced to run. That’s if you didn’t look any farther… I did, as have some other people.
If you look at what Christie has said on some very key issues for Conservatives, the luster starts to dull. He has stated that he wants to see ‘A Pathway To Citizenship’ for illegal immigrants. Sounds a little like our erstwhile presidential candidate, doesn’t it?
Even more troubling for Conservatives will be the Governor’s view of the Second Amendment. It won’t take much more research than to look up Christie’s 1995 anti-gun ad campaign during his run for State Assembly. That would do it for most Patriot gunners right there, I’m sure.
The final nail in Chris Cristie’s presidential aspirations should be his espousal of ‘green energy’, which is scarily reminiscent of The Anointed One’s assault on domestic energy production, and the coal industry in particular.
So it would seem that for all Mr. Christie’s accomplishments in reigning in New Jersey’s wild excesses… he is, in fact, another Republican In Name Only. It is my firm belief that this country cannot survive with a moderate RINO at the helm. read more »
It’s going to be a tough act to follow… selling out our strongest and best ally in all of the world. Now, Obama has proclaimed loudly that “No, no, you guys got it all wrong… I didn’t say what I said, even though the entire world heard me say it”.
Once again, I’m amazed at the incoherence of the Obama White House. I think the Muslims in his government have encouraged and influenced him in this most boneheaded move of all foreign policy boondoggles… though it should suit the banana slugs over at State just fine. Antisemitism is the mothers milk of their warped minds, and has been ever since the US State Department refused entry to a ship full of Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler’s SS and the holocaust. Those people were returned to Europe. To their deaths.
The attitude at Smoggy Bottom hasn’t changed since… it’s long since time for someone to clean that agency out. It would be inexcusable if they were good at what their job is supposed to be… but they’re not. Their philosophy cozies right up to Lord Obama The Inept’s, though… they never saw a ‘Palestinian’ whose posterior they would not firmly attach their lips to.
I think this country has had about all it cares to stomach of The Inept’s Muslim outreach. As a matter of fact, there is going to come a time when the Muslims in this country are going to have to fish or cut bait. America’s tolerance for Islamic infiltration of our schools, our childrens’ curriculum, our financial institutions and our governments will attenuate very quickly as soon as we have a Constitutional government worth the name. The sedition and treason laws need to be brought out of obscurity and enforced across the board. read more »
It’s going to be a long road for our friend Newt Gingrich, as he sets off down that long, lonesome presidential campaign trail. The campaigning is brutal under the best of circumstances, but the remnants of the Lame Stream press, in sync with DeMarxist union thuggery, are going to make this an especially politically-bloody gauntlet which every Republican / Conservative candidate will be forced to run.
The left has its knives out, and with the boorishness which has exemplified the behavior of the left thus far you can be assured that wives and children will not be spared. Newt comes into this race with some old ‘infidelity’ issues which should be history, but are now being exposed all over again with the Schwarzenegger revelation. Fair or not, it’s going to be hashed out all over again.
To say that Newt stepped in it last weekend is giving a new meaning to the term ‘understatement’. Newt has spent all week doing damage control… some of it sounded convincing.
I mentioned that I had a real problem with the direction I had seen some of Newt’s thinking taking, at least through his public utterances. He sounded like he wasn’t in sync with the movement of the country into Constitutional Patriotism… his early criticisms of the Tea Party Patriots have not been forgotten. Neither have we forgotten Mr Gingrich and ‘Nancy-of-the-smiling-eyes-Pelosi’ sitting there and telling us we had to find solutions for ‘climate change‘. I guess Newt has us all pegged as deniers. read more »
It was classic… Obama trying what appears to me to be a last-ditch desperation grasp at ‘shaping’ the middle-east ‘peace process’ and leaving behind the imprimatur of an insanely dysfunctional foreign policy, in which Hussein Obama sheds any vestige of disguising his Muslim leanings by throwing Israel, our strongest ally in the middle-east, under the bus.
Obama, the spoon-fed academic Marxist, has no sense of history, or geo-political reality for that matter. Apparently, neither do the Marxist savants he has shaping his policies. The very fact that his ‘advisers’ allowed him to call for Israel to fall back to the pre-1967 war boundaries is… well… stunning in its naivete.
The blithe, arrogant assumption that the world would tremble at the sage words of the Anointed One, and that the Israelis would finally see their place in Obama’s Jew-hating universe, is breathtaking to see.
Barack Hussein has no real world experience to bring to the table. He isn’t equipped with much of anything else, either. In point of fact, he is without a doubt the most ill-equipped president in all of US history to deal with virtually any issue.
Binyamin Netanyahu, or ‘Bibi’, is everything Obama is not. He took Obama to the woodshed, simultaneously giving His Magnificence and his factually challenged government a badly needed perspective on middle-eastern history, and shredding Obama’s entire policy presumption in one smoothly delivered, concisely worded repudiation of all things Obama. In fact, he made Barack Hussein Obama look exactly like the lightweight he is. I’m having fun watching the Lame Stream Demarxist press trying to spin this as anything but the humiliating rejection that it was. read more »