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You can see the build-up of the massive Marxist machinery that shepherded Barack Hussein Obama’s unlikely rise to the presidency. There’s a new urgency… almost a desperation in the left’s tone these last few days.
A Democrat representative yells to a crowd of bussed-in union goofballs… “Ya’ gotta hit the streets and get a little bloody!” Aside from being an asinine statement from an equally asinine individual, Representative Mike Capuano (D, Ma.) is a prime example of why these idiots on the left have to go. In any sane world or time (and not so very long ago either), Capuano’s bleatings would be construed as inciting to violence… a local DA could prosecute.
There was a time which must come again, if this country is to survive, where we hold responsible those who betray this country and seek to destroy her, and are tried by the citizens of this country for their crimes.
Those on the left know no constraint in speech or action, therefore we have to teach them their manners by whatever means necessary. Maybe we could arrange for their passage to the tyranny of their heart’s desire… one way.
I’m not taking credit for something as obvious as what I wrote about on February 22, when I said that Scott Walker’s magnificent stand in Wisconsin against the unions and the NEA was going to become the template for other states, many other states faced with the same problem, and that this message is igniting resistance to the goons and goonlets all over America. read more »
It was inevitable, this clash between those who seek and feel as though a sinecured, privileged entitlement is a birthright of some sort, and those who have to pay for it. It’s a pretty up and down argument. At least, you would think so. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may turn out to be the left’s greatest nightmare.
Wisconsin’s governor and state legislature has stood strong in the face of the worst onslaught against a states governance in living memory. This ‘invasion’, for invasion it has been, by union goons and teachers who had literally walked off of the job, crippled some schools districts and closed others. The teachers were liberally sprinkled with SEIU thugs.
Make no mistake about it, Barack Obama put the Marxist stamp of approval on it by calling out his own personal corps of mini-goons to organize the public union disruption of state business. I’m tired of the whole union-entitlement business. No one protects my job. No one guarantees my wages or my benefits. I keep my job through performance… something to which the service unions, and unfortunately far too many teachers, are foreign. I obtain my raises and benefits through excellence in my chosen profession. Stated bluntly, my company keeps me and treats me pretty well because I make them a lot of money. read more »
If that sounds harsh then perhaps the Republican leadership should look really closely at themselves and ask themselves just exactly who they’re working for, because right now, quite frankly, they’re not looking all that hot.
Sixty billion is the figure being cast about as the spending reductions for this budget. Another thirty billion was proposed but was not taken up by Republicans, for some unknown reason. I’ve really been concerned about what I perceive to be a demarcation in the party between the ‘old’ party members and the new conservatives.
As a quick for instance… look at good old reliable John McCain… now that he’s won re-election for another six years, we the American people, and especially his constituents, can collectively go to hell as he reverts to type. He nearly got whiplash running to kiss Barack Obama’s butt. Then he has the nerve to tell us that he ‘thinks he can work’ with Obama.
We seem to remember John working with ‘others’. They called it the gang of fourteen… they called it the McCain-Feingold assault on the First Amendment… they called it the Illegal Amnesty Act. Remember? I sure do. John hasn’t wasted any time either. He’s got his pet amnesty act out again and he’s dusting it off.
John’s just one guy, but he’s not alone. I’ve said this before… the times are past where Conservatives can afford to be burdened with wishy-washy moderate ‘Republicans’ who run into accommodation mode at the very first sign of a fight. read more »
He’s drawn the lines himself. Yesterday’s events in Wisconsin put his union-busting remarks on behalf of demonstrating public teachers unions, well-salted with the usual Obama union thugs.
It’s a tactic we’ve seen used time and again in socialist countries. The Communist Party organizing and orchestrating demonstrations and riots, importing agitprop agents to destabilize and weaken the legal government. Lies, deceit and deception are their stock in trade.
The Governor of Wisconsin had the courage to stand up to the Union mob trying to hold the state hostage. The citizens of Wisconsin, like other states, is in desperate financial straights. Many, if not most, of these states are coming to the realization that only drastic reductions in government spending can save them from complete financial meltdown.
The giant gorilla that has been waiting out in the hallway, doing push-ups all these years. The issue that big governments and small have kicked on down the road like the proverbial kid kicking the can. Unfunded liabilities of all stripes have the federal government on the ropes, as well as many states and municipalities. read more »
Our comfortable 24 hour news cycle is going the way of analog television. I have been unable to do articles for the last two days… it’s that time of year. The storms that hit the Bay Area have had us working quite late. I don’t like missing one day, much less two. It’s just too darned important.
The demise of the 24 hour news cycle can be laid at the doorstep of the ‘new media’. Stories break, are reported on locally by conservative bloggers, that feed gets picked up by the internet and it’s “Katie, bar the door”… because by then your little scoop isn’t so little any more, and your story has circled the world in a matter of hours.
It’s an incredible feeling. The message of freedom certainly knows no international bounds. This column has been blessed with an outstanding and growing readership from the beginning. When Dee (for those of you who may not know Dee, she is the lady who makes everything work around here) first proposed this column I decided I wanted it to be hard-hitting, but I wanted to keep it simple and distill some of this stuff to strip away the smoke and mirrors that the enemy uses to conceal and disguise his intentions.
For those of you who may be new to our articles, the Skip MacLure blog is unabashed patriotism. We stand for the rule of law, the founding documents, liberty and freedom. We fiercely oppose tyranny in any form. We firmly believe that our country is in a battle for its very existence, and that individual American Patriots are the ones who must carry the banner of freedom forward. read more »
Everyone is focused on Egypt and the other suddenly unstable middle east dictatorships… with the expected hard left mantra of freedom and democracy for the masses. It’s being trumpeted by all the lame stream outlets. The same morons who bleat that the Muslim Brotherhood is ‘non political and sectarian’. They just want to make nice and sing kumbaya, somehow ignoring that the Brotherhood is Hamas, is Al Qaeda, is a half-dozen splinter groups, each in its own way more dangerous and radical than the others.
This is who Barack Obama and the regime actually support. Take all the lies and obfuscations away, strip his arrogant statements and what’s revealed is again Obama’s repeated affinity for all things Islamist, to the detriment of this country and the office he is supposed to be serving.
Turning from the bad guys in Egypt and the middle east to the open wound of our own southern border with Mexico. We, as patriots, really have got to turn up the heat on this one. The border issue is going to reach critical mass before too long.
The increasing crimes against our citizens perpetrated by illegal aliens, the property crimes, drug and gun running, the increasing reach of the drug cartels as they spread their reach into America through their street soldiers… the Mexican gangs. More and more violent, gang-related incidents are occurring. More innocent Americans are dying, and we have a government who has repeatedly failed to live up to promise after promise to control the border! read more »
There’s another huge mess you’ve gotten us into… Watching Obama skillfully wending his way through the complexities of geo-politics and the exploding crisis in Egypt is enough to make any self-respecting skunk vomit. Barack Obama was caught out with his butt in the wind again.
This time he nearly missed a whole revolution. More to the point, though… I wrote in a previous article, when describing Obama’s government, that it didn’t work… the government I mean. The point being, of course, that the the government is a reflection of Obama himself, which is a virtual guarantee of failure. It’s a top down situation analogous to garbage in, garbage out.
Consider, please, the complete and utter failure of our intelligence regarding the entire middle eastern blowup. James Clapper, Leon Panetta and Janet Napolitano, whose claim just last week to the security of our northern and southern borders is an outright fabrication. Not just part of her ridiculous statement either. The whole thing was a lie. No one should be surprised.
Of the some 2,000 miles of our common border with the narco-state of Mexico, only some 600 miles are under anything more than nominal control. There are many border agents who would probably dispute some of those ‘controlled’ areas pretty strongly. As far as Clapper and Panetta are concerned, they clearly got their intelligence from MSNBC. read more »
Yesterday’s article was fun. A little lighter than usual. Anytime that I can do that sort of back-and-forth with readers it’s bound to be lively. We have a lot of respect for our readers… they’re a pretty savvy and well-informed group.
Writing yesterday about this nation in peril had me chewing on that subject on and off all day. Thinking about the dangers this country faces is not an easy task. You have to peel everything back and examine it in a new light… and you have to drop however much of your denial system is still intact.
It didn’t matter whether I looked near or far… here at home or around the globe. We are faced with huge challenges. The more scenarios I ran through my mind, the more frightening it became. You see, I know how very little it would take for a world-wide conflagration to break out if any number of these came together.
We are beset with enemies from within as well as from without. It doesn’t much matter which way you look, either. Let’s pretend for a second that we’re only dealing with one set of baddies, instead of a dozen or more. How can we fight an enemy we haven’t identified? One of the real and present dangers faced by this country is just that. Our stubborn refusal to come to grips with what things really are and identify them by name… and not by some politically convenient, half-truth catchphrase. read more »
We love the Patriot Action Network here at the Skip MacLure blog. I followed the Patriots from the beginning, and was a member way before I started this column. 80,000 strong, and you can just bet there’s a whole lot of people who follow the network who aren’t necessarily members.
The Patriots do a superb job of passing vital information to members and the community. They focus on issues vital to the restoration of a free constitutional republic. They also follow the leftists like a second skin, reporting the latest outrages against our civil society to the Patriots and the new media.
A few times I’ve experienced a spooky sensation as someone, somewhere in the network will open a leftist can of worms and blow the whole thing wide open about something I’d either been working on, or was wondering about. That tells me that the members of this network are constantly on their toes and not buying any of the left’s bull roar.
But I didn’t write this article to tell you guys how good you are, but to offer a retraction of sorts to the article I wrote yesterday that got a lot of comments, most of which started with ‘Are you nuts?’. Just kidding. One thing you may rest assured of is that Patriots speak their minds and aren’t a bit shy about it either.
Well, it seems that at the end of my article yesterday I wrote, “That the ineptitude of this president is going to put this country at grave risk”. Whoops. Wrong move. I got a veritable chorus of, ‘Whaddaya mean, going to put this country at risk?’ and, ‘we’re already there!’. read more »
Of all the things that can be laid at the doorstep of Barack Obama, as serious as some of them are, this one has the potential to cause us plenty of trouble down the road.
The world is populated with a fair number of dictators, petty and otherwise, who are watching Obama’s every move with anticipation. They are now able to openly scorn the country which has, for so long, been the hope of freedom for the world.
Whether we like it or not, our President and our Secretary of State are the faces of our nation to the world most of the time. We are reflections of them, whether we like it or not. Most of us don’t like being seen as weak, ineffectual and indecisive. But that, and worse, is how we are being viewed throughout the bad-guy world.
Barack Obama has fumbled, bumbled and genuflected his way across the middle east and most of the rest of the world, displaying his ignorance of world politics and economics for all to see. When the US appears weak and indecisive, the entire world is more unstable. The bad guys get badder and uglier, and the big bad guys get bolder and more scheming.
This is a very dangerous world and Obama is in way over his head. We are going to come to a point where the ineptitude of this president is going to put this country at grave risk. read more »