The King’s Speech





Obama Lying King Michelle David Axelrod Liberal Media SC

Last night, what is supposed to be a regular accounting of our nation’s direction and general health was instead just another play for continued license and sustaining aggrandizement of our new king, his wife, and political cronies.

Of course it is normal for a president to put the best face on his administration, but American TV viewers have rarely witnessed such judiciously edited deception so artfully parroted as the trash we heard from the 2nd term Obama in his speech. Since his coronation, he has never demonstrated even a nodding acquaintance with humility, shame, reverence for the truth, or genuine responsibility – and this event was no exception. He and his writers have simply discovered that there are no limits to what a president and his teleprompters can achieve. Playing fast and loose with the truth is a career politician’s stock-in-trade – and, given that so much of our citizenry prefer the restful ease of allowing the television to do their thinking for them, last night’s address amounted to just another lullaby.

With all the modesty of a Benito Mussolini, Barack spent the hour touting successes that were either not his to own or haven’t materialized. What appears to be our currently mellowed unemployment rate, for example, is actually attributable to fewer people (the underemployed or those no longer eligible) filing for unemployment.

Through our history, we have learned the hard way that a free economy left to itself will find its own best way to bounce back. Not even the deadly assaults of Obamacare, the vicious impositions of entrepreneurial restraints and tax burdens, fuel prices, the threat of ‘Cap and Trade’, or a host of other black holes that seem designed to snuff any hope of prosperity can keep American business from stretching to invent a better mousetrap. And our poser president – who is bleeding our economy to death – tried to impress us all with the idea that any economic advancements made within the last five years have been solely the result of his expertly mandated prodding. What a shuck.

His alleged ‘feat’ of the 8 million new jobs he bragged about is quite misleading, given that the BLS puts actual newly created jobs at closer to 3 million–now hovering at about a million less than when the slump began in ’07. And how many of those jobs are part-time or low wage? While the manufacturing sector has indeed provided over a half-million jobs since 2010, we are still a half-million down from when his presidency began. If our nation’s largest-ever budget deficits have indeed been cut in half, as he claims, it’s only because he’s using numbers that help to ignore the massive deficit he’s built in the first place. Of course, he lauded the triumphs of his Affordable Care Act, in spite of the fact that it is a disaster in every respect. Nevertheless, we know that the data will confess to most anything if you beat it hard enough.

But that’s how the whole evening went: ‘If anything good is happening, it’s because I’m here.’ What an insult, his conceit, to the American worker, business leader, housewife, college student, John Q public – all of us who have to keep clawing regardless of the ridiculous, lavishly overpriced packages he has relentlessly thrown at us since his takeover. What’s left of conservative America should be applauded for whatever resiliency it’s managed to muster during this demagogue’s rampage.

But the scariest feature of his long-winded presentation were statements that amounted to warnings preparing us for his continued demolition of our Constitution. He very deliberately paused, at key points in his delivery, to inform us all that he will prevail regardless of the sluggishly overbearing presence of a House of Representatives (please mark the word ‘representatives’).

He was so adamant in saying …

“So WHEREVER and WHENEVER I can take steps WITHOUT LEGISLATION to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

And again …

“But I will act ON MY OWN to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”

Hiding behind altruistic words like the above, he is doing just the opposite and has shown that he intends to continue on his path of destruction.

And he made other, similar declarations intimating his contempt for whatever might challenge his omnipotent rule. Any president prior to this one could have said the same words without arousing much caution. But Barry has amply shown us that his governing autonomy is rooted in selfish arrogance and worthy of our suspicion. Of course, the Constitution provides for a president’s use of executive orders – but the spirit of that document promotes such care in the face of any potential abuse. We the people are given the responsibility to see that those abuses don’t happen. Obama, however, knows that he is safe to do what he wants since his burgeoning constituency have shown that they really don’t care anymore, one way or the other.

Lest we forget, America’s freedom, on every level, is born out of conflict. That’s why we have a ‘House of Representatives.’ Those representatives – our employees – are in place to champion the wishes of the people. We are not paying them to accommodate the demands or augment the power of our president. Neither are they in office to explain to us how our president’s authority can trump the rule of the people. No. They are there as our REPRESENTATIVES and not as arbiters placating whining wards of the state.

During OUR State of the Union Address last night, I didn’t hear a single word spoken regarding our president’s commitment to preserve and protect our right to bear arms. I didn’t hear any assurance of our maintaining the qualifying, exclusive effort it should take to become a United States citizen. I heard not a word about who would be brought to justice in the engineering and execution of the ‘Fast and Furious’ debacle. There was not a moment of apology uttered in even minimal respect for the dear Americans butchered at Benghazi. Instead, it seems we’re just supposed to laugh and smile with our president and his nodding sycophants. And I guess we’ll just idly watch as they vilify a Congress that was deliberately designed to make a potential dictator move slow enough for us to identify and remove him – before he could enslave us.

“Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.”–Dwight D. Eisenhower





Rocky Mountain Dope





Photo Credit: U.S. National Archives (Creative Commons)

Marijuana is now legal here in Colorado. Our state government has enacted law providing for its possession, sale, and distribution. You already knew this. Here’s how that happened…

Back around 1968, most everyone between the ages of 15 and 30 saw Colorado as the Mecca for hippies and the cradle of everything ‘cool.’ [California was also considered to be 'where it was at' - for a few years, anyway - but they didn't have the mountains required to retain that title.] By 1970, nearly every hand-painted Volkswagen microbus with an eight-track tape player had found its way to Denver or Boulder (or Aspen, if your parents had any money) and formed the world’s largest, commune-looking, roving trailer park (itinerant dump).

Many of those inhabitants actually found jobs (mostly unskilled labor) to support their drug habits and feed themselves (in that order of importance) while looking at the mountains. A decent, small house could be rented for $100 a month or purchased for $15,000, and an entire day’s skiing cost just 8 to 10 bucks. So, naturally, in 1972, John Denver recorded his career song, “Rocky Mountain High.” It became a ‘state song’ because most all the newcomers were indeed ‘high’ in every sense – the least of which was geographically.*

By the end of the 70s – just as Colorado’s hip status was beginning to wane – California (the former cool capital) had earned a name for its race riots, unprecedented porn production, spotted owl worship, and generally falling into the ocean. At that point, hip Californians yearning for something better rushed to sell their inflated beach property to the Koreans and Vietnamese. Minutes after the closings, they took their gargantuan equities to Colorado and began purchasing dirt-cheap mountain property. Here, for peanuts, they built palatial homes and enjoyed acting like rich people in front of what was left of cash-poor Colorado. That trend lasted for about a week; and then Colorado real estate, construction costs, and most everything else went straight through the ceiling.

A popular bumper sticker here, in that era, was “Stop Californicating Colorado!” But they didn’t.

Okay, so now we finally get to the part about legalizing marijuana.

Just a few years back, the old hippies (many of whom had wormed their way into Colorado government) saw an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone (no pun intended). Finally, there could be a way to legalize their favorite herb under the veneer of its being used for ‘medical reasons’ – and, leaning on the emerging younger crop of druggies, garner additional tariffs for the state’s coffers. The meticulously devised strategy in implementing the drug’s controlled legalization was executed with sagacious and scientific precision. Here’s how it works:

Pretty much anyone can qualify to grow it (a limited number of plants for sale to ‘patients’). If you are at least 18 years old, you can do that in your basement, attic, bathtub, wherever – and your ‘official’ title will be that of ‘caregiver.’ Unlike conventional pharmaceuticals, wherein the potency and dosages of medications for specific ‘treatments’ are carefully controlled and monitored, Colorado’s Marijuana is about as standardized and regulated as is, maybe, the internet. Some of the pot shop salesrooms look more like colorfully packed firework stands than they do legitimate drug dispensaries; and doped brownies, candies, teas, weird novelties, and ‘cannabis butter’ are sold right alongside the bags of buds.

Until recently, you needed a doctor’s prescription in order to qualify for the purchase and possession of marijuana. As the new pot ‘clinics’ started sprouting as fast as the plants, a 90-year-old, semi-retired ‘doctor’ might find an office adjoining a dealer’s store. How convenient – for a fast $100 appointment, you can have the certification for your first baggie of medical weed in about an hour (spending most of that time in line with other people in pain).

It was quickly discovered that the ‘medicinal-use-only’ qualification wasn’t working out as expected because (surprise) apparently some prescriptions were being written too casually, too much of the stuff was finding its way to ‘sick people’ in other states, and the lenient tax revenues were too skimpy. So, what to do? A wizened, magnanimous, and accommodating Colorado government responded by retooling the pot deal for ‘recreational use’ as well (that usage surpasses the medicinal tax rate times ten). Since nothing they’ve done up to this juncture makes much sense (and was it ever really about selling ‘medicine?’), I guess they figured that they may as well just do the whole blunt and get it over with.

Even while its allowance was supposed to be strictly for therapeutic reasons, I noticed that the clientele frequenting the stores generally looked like peak-health rugby players and mountain climbers of both sexes dressed in blue jeans, T-shirts, and stocking caps – mostly between the ages of 18 and 50. No crutches, casts, wheel chairs – just youngsters and silver ponytails shucking and jiving (and writhing in ‘pain,’ of course).

Final effects of Colorado’s legal marijuana….

Bottom line: for no good reason, lots of our struggling children (and parents) will now be sedated and effectively neutralized from being productive humans. Simultaneously, for our young people, any doubt is removed regarding the real mettle of virtues and priorities in the example set by our state’s leaders. Further, people who once had just enough money to buy some beers to go with a Friday night pizza will now dip into the rent money in order to buy a $150 ounce of pot. Nascent, tender families will be undermined due to the new, easily accessible substance abuse now sanctioned by the state. And, law enforcement will have that much more to sort through when a newbie pothead slams his truck into a bus load of school kids.

I am not discounting the legitimate need (by a comparative few) for the relief pot might bring to them – but the way we went about this whole deal was a laughable travesty that ended up far from its originally represented intentions.

With all the foresight and thoughtfulness of Daffy Duck, the purportedly adult leadership of Colorado’s governing is running Colorado with the same care and caution that we are seeing demonstrated in our nation’s capital. So the plumber is right – it all really does ‘roll downhill.’

Sadly, all I can see is that poor, single mom trying to raise her teenage kids clean and sober. On top of all her other challenges, she now has the State of Colorado playing the devil’s advocate. Good luck and God bless, mom.

 

*The author began his adult life as a Colorado hippy and still resides in Colorado.

Photo Credit: U.S. National Archives (Creative Commons)

 

 





Here’s Why Obama Will Get A Third Term…





Obama At Gettysburg SC

There is a strong likelihood that our next president will be the incumbent, Barry Soetoro, or – short of overhauling the 22nd amendment – whatever other liberal candidate the Democrats may produce. We conservatives have pretty much sealed our fate and, if we continue as we have, don’t have a snowball’s chance in perdition of ever again occupying the nation’s chief office. My prediction is just as unpleasant to me as it may be to any of my readers. Nevertheless, those are my sentiments, and I would almost be willing to take bets on the accuracy of my words.

Here is why it will happen …

First off, conservatives have allowed themselves to completely fall asleep at the switch. In our resting on the fantasy that everyone else basically thinks as we do, we went and forgot that the price of freedom really is constant vigilance. All this time, while we were driving back and forth to work, paying bills, and saving what we could for a rainy day, we lost sight of the fact that there is a growing crowd of people out there who genuinely want only to work the system and collect a paycheck for doing nothing. We’ve allowed our history lessons to fade off into uselessness as we’ve ignored the truth that ‘liberalism’ is just the soft-boiled precursor to socialism and slavery. We let slide Lincoln’s dire warning about the recurrent reality of lazy tyrants consuming the fruits of the working diligent. And now we are walking right into that reality with our own government freshly wired to give muscle to the lazy tyrants.

Professional, power-hungry politicians and their constituency comprise the lazy tyrants. Both are seeking after their own bottomless ATM cards, which they fully intend to supply from the labors of the working diligent.

Forever, the liberals have ridden the system in order to try to maintain themselves in a manner in which they would like to become accustomed. They artfully use narcotic, PC words like ‘fairness,’ ‘balance,’ ‘tolerance,’ and ‘equality’ as pry tools for taking stuff that doesn’t belong to them. From day one, the liberal presents himself as a humanitarian and champion of the underdog, while in fact, he’s fighting to establish a utopian set of ‘rights’ that simply can’t exist in the real world.

Our current president and his entire administrative staff/enablers are the living example of how this racket works: Use the taxpayers’ money to buy votes from the burgeoning swarm who are convinced their votes will ensure their leader’s promised panacea. This old formula is job security for the leftist politician – since, after all, what parasite in his right mind would shoot himself in the foot by voting against his own free ride? It’s a circular plan that must eventually crash because nobody – none of the working diligent, anyway – is stupid enough to keep on laboring in order to underwrite someone else’s dreams.

Eventually, the cobweb of liberalism’s pitched fantasy is bound to collapse when the bank finally calls and reports that all available resources are depleted. When that happens, history shows, the fattened politicians simply pack up shop and head for cover – and the lightheaded mob that voted them into office is once again left destitute and holding the bag (an empty bag).

Tragically, in the process of chasing a mirage, our rights and freedoms will have been lost in that fool’s bargain.

As all this drama unfolds, the bigger picture of social collapse and revolution will naturally take on a life of its own. A new, desperately clamoring throng emerges looking for someone to save the day. And, because our determined and methodical president has prepared himself for just such a day, we’ll then painfully discover that he holds all the cards.

If Marx and the big names of socialism could be assembled to review the moves reformer obama has made up to this point, they would joyously stand and give him a teary-eyed ovation for having installed – in just five fast years – every cog of the sinister machine that had been designed to demolish our free capitalist West. And he did all that without so much as even a genuinely threatening investigation from our generally spineless Congress.

Predicting our downfall is not anything that I ever wanted to write. Indeed, just a few years back, I still hadn’t imagined that we would ever really allow the things we have without a fight. But we have.

Years ago, whoever coined the term ‘silent majority’ should have been taken out in the street and horsewhipped. That senseless title gave an air of virtuous credential to the indolent conservative who enjoyed suddenly feeling justified in his laziness. Rather than periodically leaving the comfort of his Barcalounger, beer, and remote – and even minimally participating in our dying democracy – he was handed a lofty-sounding indulgence that seemed to accommodate his selfish, personal peace.

Now we’re ambling along under the misconception that the right conservative candidate will somehow unwind the effects of our sloth and turn everything around for the better. But, even if we found such a man, that won’t work – given that most of us can’t seem to be bothered with even making it to the polls now and then.





Here’s Why Obama Will Get A Third Term…





Obama At Gettysburg SC

There is a strong likelihood that our next president will be the incumbent, Barry Soetoro, or – short of overhauling the 22nd amendment – whatever other liberal candidate the Democrats may produce. We conservatives have pretty much sealed our fate and, if we continue as we have, don’t have a snowball’s chance in perdition of ever again occupying the nation’s chief office. My prediction is just as unpleasant to me as it may be to any of my readers. Nevertheless, those are my sentiments, and I would almost be willing to take bets on the accuracy of my words.

Here is why it will happen …

First off, conservatives have allowed themselves to completely fall asleep at the switch. In our resting on the fantasy that everyone else basically thinks as we do, we went and forgot that the price of freedom really is constant vigilance. All this time, while we were driving back and forth to work, paying bills, and saving what we could for a rainy day, we lost sight of the fact that there is a growing crowd of people out there who genuinely want only to work the system and collect a paycheck for doing nothing. We’ve allowed our history lessons to fade off into uselessness as we’ve ignored the truth that ‘liberalism’ is just the soft-boiled precursor to socialism and slavery. We let slide Lincoln’s dire warning about the recurrent reality of lazy tyrants consuming the fruits of the working diligent. And now we are walking right into that reality with our own government freshly wired to give muscle to the lazy tyrants.

Professional, power-hungry politicians and their constituency comprise the lazy tyrants. Both are seeking after their own bottomless ATM cards, which they fully intend to supply from the labors of the working diligent.

Forever, the liberals have ridden the system in order to try to maintain themselves in a manner in which they would like to become accustomed. They artfully use narcotic, PC words like ‘fairness,’ ‘balance,’ ‘tolerance,’ and ‘equality’ as pry tools for taking stuff that doesn’t belong to them. From day one, the liberal presents himself as a humanitarian and champion of the underdog, while in fact, he’s fighting to establish a utopian set of ‘rights’ that simply can’t exist in the real world.

Our current president and his entire administrative staff/enablers are the living example of how this racket works: Use the taxpayers’ money to buy votes from the burgeoning swarm who are convinced their votes will ensure their leader’s promised panacea. This old formula is job security for the leftist politician – since, after all, what parasite in his right mind would shoot himself in the foot by voting against his own free ride? It’s a circular plan that must eventually crash because nobody – none of the working diligent, anyway – is stupid enough to keep on laboring in order to underwrite someone else’s dreams.

Eventually, the cobweb of liberalism’s pitched fantasy is bound to collapse when the bank finally calls and reports that all available resources are depleted. When that happens, history shows, the fattened politicians simply pack up shop and head for cover – and the lightheaded mob that voted them into office is once again left destitute and holding the bag (an empty bag).

Tragically, in the process of chasing a mirage, our rights and freedoms will have been lost in that fool’s bargain.

As all this drama unfolds, the bigger picture of social collapse and revolution will naturally take on a life of its own. A new, desperately clamoring throng emerges looking for someone to save the day. And, because our determined and methodical president has prepared himself for just such a day, we’ll then painfully discover that he holds all the cards.

If Marx and the big names of socialism could be assembled to review the moves reformer obama has made up to this point, they would joyously stand and give him a teary-eyed ovation for having installed – in just five fast years – every cog of the sinister machine that had been designed to demolish our free capitalist West. And he did all that without so much as even a genuinely threatening investigation from our generally spineless Congress.

Predicting our downfall is not anything that I ever wanted to write. Indeed, just a few years back, I still hadn’t imagined that we would ever really allow the things we have without a fight. But we have.

Years ago, whoever coined the term ‘silent majority’ should have been taken out in the street and horsewhipped. That senseless title gave an air of virtuous credential to the indolent conservative who enjoyed suddenly feeling justified in his laziness. Rather than periodically leaving the comfort of his Barcalounger, beer, and remote – and even minimally participating in our dying democracy – he was handed a lofty-sounding indulgence that seemed to accommodate his selfish, personal peace.

Now we’re ambling along under the misconception that the right conservative candidate will somehow unwind the effects of our sloth and turn everything around for the better. But, even if we found such a man, that won’t work – given that most of us can’t seem to be bothered with even making it to the polls now and then.





Meet The New Gestapo





DHS

An insightful man once said, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that people aren’t out to get you.” Another more recent one that I love is: “If you aren’t named on some government ‘watch list’ by now, you should be ashamed of yourself.” And our president is much to be blamed for our current atmosphere of suspicion and fear. Or it may be better stated that he perfectly represents the shady leadership our own neglect has earned us. For most Americans, Boris Badenov and Natasha are the closest we’ve come to comprehending the oppressive suspicion of a government that needs to erect walls in order to keep its people in line. Nevertheless, when a society is no longer founded upon amity and trust – hidden cameras, microphones and lockstep informants become a reality.

I am often reminded that ‘Fearless Leader’ Barry himself uses a bought-and-paid-for, bogus name in order to hide the one that he didn’t like. Why is that? And, am I the only one who thinks it’s curious that we actually have a president who would rather be identified with our muslim detractors than anything typically American? Indeed, have you noticed much about him that is strongly patriotic or that in the slightest reminds you of the strength of our peculiar heritage?  Does saying that make me a racist? That’s what the new ‘Hope and Change’ doublethink would have me believe.

That German lady has some nerve complaining about our president spying on people, hasn’t she? Has she forgotten that paranoid people are very often suspicious of others simply because they fully expect the folks around them to be just as rotten as they are? If Mr. Soetoro has foul stuff he wants to keep hidden, it only follows that he will absolutely see other people as being just as nefarious and sinister as himself.

Again, when a man shows you what he is …. believe him!

In 2008, Newt Gingrich was on the floor of the Denver convention center right after ‘Barack’ had been given the nod for his first presidential race. An almost cocky, black, news man approached him in all the convention uproar and yelled, “Well, Mr. Gingrich, what do you have to say now? Looks like Barack Obama just might be our next president!” Without hesitation, Newt essentially replied, “Yeah, but who is he? No one can tell us that. What can he do? To date, all we know is that he can write and speak. But, truthfully, what are his qualifications? Who is he?” The reporter, who then didn’t want any more of that conversation, shrugged his shoulders and slinked back into the clamoring mob.

But, isn’t that true? Who is he indeed? After five years, we only really know the following for certain … (1.) He has difficulty telling the truth. (2.) He doesn’t show much respect to anyone who isn’t wearing a keffiyeh and a Rolex. (3.) He doesn’t appear to be an American citizen [The entire world and at least 50% of America already acknowledges this as fact.]. (4.) He likes to have a good time on his bottomless, presidential expense account. (5.) He sees our Constitution as a bothersome relic. (6.) He uses our government both as his personal spy as well as a tool in getting even with those who cross him. And, (7.), he is therefore justifiably paranoid.

237 years ago, our forefathers graciously gave us a blank canvas upon which we were free to paint a decent life for ourselves and our families. Back then, it never occurred to those framers that their beneficiaries would one day become so lazy, blind and contented that they would not deign to even pick up a brush to pursue and preserve our precious gifts of freedom and independence. Instead, today, we let others paint our lives for us. Since we have refused to participate in that painting, we elect and pay self-serving tyrants to do that for us.

Bottom line? Get used to having the government’s nose in more and more of your personal affairs. If our nation continues to insist upon allowing 535 highly-paid people to ruin our lives for us, apart from our participation, then we better accustom ourselves to being controlled and scrutinized. Despots such as our president also realize that most thinking people don’t appreciate being watched or being told what to do. Therefore, as with all dictators, he has every justification for keeping his eye on his captives – and that attitude now permeates every level of his paranoid bureaucracy. It’s just commonsense: When the people have relinquished control, Big Brother will TAKE control.

While the First Amendment is still functional, people really should consider taking advantage of what’s left of their right to speak critically of our government. Rather than lining up at Obama’s Kool-Aid stand in eager anticipation of cloning out, even just an open expression gratitude for the rights and freedoms we still possess can be counted as a part of ‘fighting the good fight.’ Behaving like a person with an opinion is better than remaining silent in Obama’s swelling herd of cattle. Instead, we can still open our mouths and say something! While we have a working Constitution, that’s really all one needs to become a modern-day freedom fighter – without even breaking a sweat. But be warned – today, true patriotism is often seen as sedition.

Our vice president has casually dismissed any concern we may have for our personal rights, and Obama-buddy, Rahm Emanuel, has declared our freedom of speech to be ‘highly overrated’.   Nevertheless, when your right to protest has finally disappeared, you will miss it and suffer for its absence – guaranteed. We seem to have totally forgotten the fact that autocrats typically don’t respect those whom they must tax and trample upon for their comfortable existence. And once gone, you can’t argue back the sort of freedoms we Americans have so confidently taken for granted. Our liberties were blood-earned. And sadly, just as it was for our founding fathers, our (now emerging) king will have a standing army to enforce his every whim.

Photo Credit:  Standard Compliant