Only A Matter Of Time

It’s only a matter of time before the majority of people get fed up with the Progressives and their Fascist bulldookie.  If the South let’s them do away with the Confederate Battle flag, the American flag is sure to be next.  Maybe it’s time to stand up and tell them NO!




  1. When is enough going to be enough?

    • When history is rewritten to match progressive/socialist world views which will be never. The United States was founded by some slave owners and the 5/8’s compromise in the Constitution proves this was a slave nation. Therefore anything that can be traced or tied to that founding must be racist. Since that is offensive and a form of hate speech, it must be prohibited from any display. We see the American flag as a symbol of freedom. They see it as a symbol of oppression. Likewise, the eagle is a national symbol. I wonder if they will eventually want to ban eagles from flying where they can be observed since this symbolizes slavery and whites oppressing blacks….

      • Just A Citizen says:

        The Eagle is an Indian ICON so it will survive the PURGE. Not sure about the rest of us.


    So what is going to change if the Confederate flag is removed from everything and completely outlawed? NOTHING. It’s simply Liberal’s trying to FORCE their illegitimate agenda down everyone’s throats. I will be looking for a Rebel Flag bumper sticker today, and if I find one, I might buy several and stick all of them on. Utterly ridiculous. Those in the South need to grow some balls and tell the Liberal’s to pound sand 👿

    • They are as bad as ISIS…trying to erase history because it doesn’t fit in with their radical belief system.

    • You know what is going to happen….they will vandalize confederate statuary and the other side will vandalize the black statuary…and it will continue until the fad is over.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        already happening…but will the memorials on the one side be replaced?

        • Just A Citizen says:

          Let us not fall for the anarchist revisionist history. Slavery was the key component of the economic “issues”. Slavery was the reason the first Southern States seceded. Yes there was an economic reason as well as cultural differences that had come to the fore as the North started to industrialize. But again, it was slavery that kept the Agrarian culture alive at a scale needed to maintain economic survival.

          And let us not forget that the Carolinas had a French heritage and some a Spanish heritage that the North did not share. They were English and English, oh and a few Dutch.

          If you look at the comments made by the Confederate POLITICAL leaders at the time of secession you will find a belief in superiority of the white race over the black race and the “proper arrangement of slavery” as their STATED PURPOSE.

          What the Progressives miss is the entire issue of being Forced to stay in the Union. There was nothing in the Constitution that prevented leaving the arrangement. This is where the support of the common southerner comes into play.

          Another factor was loyalty to one’s Country, namely the State in which you were born, raised and probably lived. Hence Lee would have been a Union general had Virginia not seceded. It was his loyalty to Virginia not to slavery.

          One thing I find very interesting, and frustrating, in all this is how “overly simplified” the current debate is compared to that existing at the time leading up to, during and after the Civil War. The conflicting philosophies, values, etc, etc, were far more complex and even nuanced that they are portrayed today.

          • Sir JAC…..I will have to debate you on this… minor in college was Civil War History….You are not quite correct although, slavery was an issue due to the lower costs than the North could do. Tariffs, actually was the main reason….the political bosses of the time were quite upset that the South had lower cost issues and were competing abroad…primarily due to the cheap labor. So, without the South being represented on the tariff committee’s, they, the southern state, were forced into tariffs to raise the cost of goods.

            The importation of slaves came to an end in 1808 (as provided by the Constitution), a mere 32 years after independence, and slavery had been outlawed in most states decades before the Civil War. Even in the South, more than 80% of the white population never owned slaves. Given the fact that the majority of today’s non-black Americans descend from immigrants who arrived in this country after the War Between the States, only a tiny percentage of today’s white citizens – perhaps as few as 5% — bear any authentic sort of generational guilt for the exploitation of slave labor.

            The following, I am going to cut and paste from a research but it says basically the same when I wrote a college paper on this way back before some of SUFA was born……

            ” SLAVERY WAS AN ANCIENT AND UNIVERSAL INSTITUTION, NOT A DISTINCTIVELY AMERICAN INNOVATION. At the time of the founding of the Republic in 1776, slavery existed literally everywhere on earth and had been an accepted aspect of human history from the very beginning of organized societies. Current thinking suggests that human beings took a crucial leap toward civilization about 10,000 years ago with the submission, training and domestication of important animal species (cows, sheep, swine, goats, chickens, horses and so forth) and, at the same time, began the “domestication,” bestialization and ownership of fellow human beings captured as prisoners in primitive wars. In ancient Greece, the great philosopher Aristotle described the ox as “the poor man’s slave” while Xenophon likened the teaching of slaves “to the training of wild animals.” Aristotle further opined that “it is clear that there are certain people who are free and certain who are slaves by nature, and it is both to their advantage, and just, for them to be slaves.” The Romans seized so many captives from Eastern Europe that the terms “Slav” and “slave” bore the same origins. All the great cultures of the ancient world, from Egypt to Babylonia, Athens to Rome, Persia to India to China, depended upon the brutal enslavement of the masses – often representing heavy majorities of the population. Contrary to the glamorization of aboriginal New World cultures, the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas counted among the most brutal slave-masters of them all — not only turning the members of other tribes into harshly abused beasts of burden but also using these conquered enemies to feed a limitless lust for human sacrifice. The Tupinamba, a powerful tribe on the coast of Brazil south of the Amazon, took huge numbers of captives, then humiliated them for months or years, before engaging in mass slaughter of their victims in ritualized cannibalistic feasts. In Africa, slavery also represented a timeless norm long before any intrusion by Europeans. Moreover, the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch or British slave traders rarely penetrated far beyond the coasts: the actual capture and kidnapping of the millions of victims always occurred at the hands of neighboring tribes. As the great African-American historian Nathan Huggins pointed out, “virtually all of the enslavement of Africans was carried out by other Africans” but the concept of an African “race” was the invention of Western colonists, and most African traders “saw themselves as selling people other than their own.” In the final analysis, Yale historian David Brion Davis in his definitive 2006 history “Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World” notes that “colonial North America…surprisingly received only 5 to 6 percent of the African slaves shipped across the Atlantic.” Meanwhile, the Arab slave trade (primarily from East Africa) lasted longer and enslaved more human beings than the European slavers working the other side of the continent. According to the best estimates, Islamic societies shipped between 12 and 17 million African slaves out of their homes in the course of a thousand years; the best estimate for the number of Africans enslaved by Europeans amounts to 11 million. In other words, when taking the prodigious and unspeakably cruel Islamic enslavements into the equation, at least 97% of all African men, women and children who were kidnapped, sold, and taken from their homes, were sent somewhere other than the British colonies of North America. In this context there is no historical basis to claim that the United States bears primary, or even prominent guilt for the depredations of centuries of African slavery.”

            The reason I go into this is because the issue of slavery has been actually hijacked and the real facts are not known. Do not get me wrong about slavery, but to hear it, every black in the US between 1860-1865 are commonly referred to as slaves and it is simply not so….plenty of southern families and industries had black workers that were share croppers and worked as free men…as a matter of fact, when the northern troops came south, many of the blacks were ” involuntarily pressed into service ” to fight for the North, which was actually a form of slavery and many of the pressed black soldiers had no choice.

            Also, after the war as late as 1890, there were still slaves in the Northern districts. Slavery was not limited to the South.

            • JAC says: Another factor was loyalty to one’s Country, namely the State in which you were born, raised and probably lived. Hence Lee would have been a Union general had Virginia not seceded. It was his loyalty to Virginia not to slavery.”

              This is critically important….as it was the reason that most fought for their state….loyalty…not slavery. As a matter of record, there were numerous officers in West Point at the time the war broke out and those officers left West Point to fight for their State and the State, back then, was where the loyalty…including General Robert E Lee. From 1852 to 1855, Lee served as superintendent of West Point, and was therefore responsible for educating many of the men who would later serve under him – and those who would oppose him – on the battlefields of the Civil War. In 1855 he left the academy to take a position in the cavalry and in 1859 was called upon to put down abolitionist John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry.

              Also, Lee hated slavery. He turned down the Potomac Army Command offered by Lincoln and went home to fight for Virginia. There are many transcripts of letters from southern soldiers that also “liberated” slaves wherever they found them. It has been well established that 80 percent of the Southern soldiers fought for their homeland….their state….and hated slavery as much as anyone.

            • Just A Citizen says:


              You are not debating me Sir. You said nothing I did not know or understand nor disagree with. But the medal of shame is not my point. It is the politics of slavery and how it was the cause of the Civil War.

              That so many in the South fought goes to the Culture, namely the Agrarian concept of Jefferson vs. the Industrialization of the Yankee, and Loyalty/Honor towards the State.

              Which I might add is why so many have been trying to destroy State Rights and the concept of State Sovereignty. Loyalty towards a State is corrosive of the Nationalistic agenda of the Fascist Progressive.

              Now back to Slavery as the primary cause of the war starting. It was those 5%, on both sides, who cause the fiasco. Common men in Congress were much rarer in those days than today. The elite waged their personal war to protect and/or advance their way of life.

              The Southern to protect slavery and their “way of life”, and the North to protect and advance their industrialized view of the world. Remember, it was not just that southern goods were cheaper, but the north hated who the south was trading with.

              The attempts to abolish slavery or impose tariffs led to attempts to expand “slave” States as the nation grew. This violated certain prior agreements. The fight was on and war pretty much inevitable given the nature of the men who were the leaders of that time.

              As opposed to the founders where the south was just as much an enigma but men of honor were able to reach compromises to form the new nation. And by South at our founding I am talking about South Carolina primarily. Virginia at that time was the center and held most of the philosopher politicians who could see a better future if others put aside their partisan fights.

              Oh, and don’t think for a minute I don’t recognize Lincoln’s little ploy to get the South to take the first shot. If a Republican did that anywhere today the Progressives would be all over them for “starting a war”. But the fact remains, the S. Carolinians messed up by shooting first.

              I don’t buy for one minute that all Blacks were slaves or all Blacks today are descended from slaves. Nor that slavery over 100 years ago, or even Jim Crow laws of the early 20th century are responsible for the individual failures of Black people today. The DNA Mr. Obama talks about is not the problem of the White population as a whole. It is the problem of the Black population. And it really is not DNA but a psychological problem created by those who prosper by keeping them VICTIMS.

              • Ok, I thought for a minute I was going to have to sit you in the corned with a dunce cap on……

                Ask any black kid today about the “Civil War” as it should be named “War between the States”…about how many blacks were enslaved and the answer you are going to get is…all of them.

                Yelling racist today is just water off the ducks back unless you are a politician….it means nothing.

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                Well stated!!!

            • Just A Citizen says:


              Here is another way to look at what I am saying.

              What led to war? Slavery………economics related to slavery. Obstinate politicians fighting about slavery…in the south. The northern politicians, many, were not interested in eliminating “that peculiar institution” in the north.
              What made the war unavoidable? In my view it was secession. And here again we look to the “leadership” of the south and their statements about seceding to maintain slavery because the white man was superior and the northerners had no business interfering in this natural order. So before the secession the leadership of the South had become filled with what we would call “racists” today. I suppose back then they would be Darwinians. 😉

              What started the war? Slavery……… same as above. Combined with Lincoln being unwilling to cede old Federal sites to the South, and the South being unwilling to allow these “foreign” facilities to remain.

              What sustained the war? Loyalty and honor… one’s State in the south and revenge, against southern attacks, in the north.

              Since you are the Historian you will hopefully acknowledge that the “attitude” against slavery was probably stronger in 1787 than in 1850. Even among the slave owners their was recognition is was wrong but they could not figure how to undo it without causing a break in the new nation. In hindsight they could not figure out how to abolish it because that was a bridge to far if they wanted to maintain the new United States without fighting a war.

              I believe that the Civil War was probably set in motion in 1787 when the Founders gave in to the demands of South Carolina in order to get ratification.

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              The cost of labor was a very important part as you said. The textile mills were in the north and in Europe. While certain people hated the slavery portion of the labor costs of the south the manufacturers were consistantly beating up and pressuring the south to produce the cotton even with less cost…It was a damned if you do and damned if you don’t scenerio, that is a large part of what the south could not figure out…plus the increased demand demanded an increase in territory to produce the products… as wrong as slavery in any form is….was it in reality “cheap” labor? It represented an expenditure of capital and all costs were borne by the owner. The Irish were cheaper and totally expendable and used in the most hazardous jobs.

              The tiered system of sharecropping that sprung up after the war to bring the fields back into production makes for some interesting reading from DuBois’s writings. This lasted until the increased mechanization of agriculture.

              The rampant unemployment in Britain due to the disruption of the cotton trade really put that country in a bind, economic and political.

  3. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I just dug out Bruce Catton’s book titled “The Coming Fury”. I have to re-read it as a refresher to current events. Even if you removed the involuntary servitude from the argument, there were political and economic issues that were probably insurmountable in their own right.

  4. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Wishful thinking unfortunately does not make it happen…

    “Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Obama Health Care Law”

    Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the dissenters, said people should start calling the law “SCOTUScare.”

    “This Court, however, concludes that this limitation would prevent the rest of the Act from working as well as hoped. So it rewrites the law to make tax credits available everywhere. We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.”

  5. Roberts saved Obamacare, again. Didn’t even bother to finish reading the article-the man jumped through hoops to save this piece of illegally passed, legislative crap last time.

    I am convinced of one thing-there is no saving this Country. Words have no meaning-laws are optional-the legislature is a joke-the socialist have won-and America has lost.

  6. SCOTUScare….interesting viewpoint….but just exactly what does it change?? States are still not going to set up the exchanges….the premiums will go up another 50% for the very people it is designed to help…the deductibles will go through the roof worse than anyone can imagine on the people it is designed to help….the poor will still be hammered and there are still 35 million people without insurance.

    So..who cares what SCOTUS sold out for? It changes nothing.

    • AND…you still cannot keep your doctor. Also…….and I thought this was not supposed to can still be refused care, concierge doctors and hospitals are not subject to Obama care…but even more startling…doctors can and do refuse certain health insurances….Private hospitals are going to spring up all over…..It has solved nothing.

      • Oh, and I did leave out….Obama will get his millions from the insurance companies long after he is no longer the POTUS…..he is on the take, as is most of congress on both sides of the aisle.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I have to believe in my heart that the market will eventually undo the ACA. The loophole of concierge doctors and hospitals will continue to grow. The government will try and stop them and hopefully fail. The flights to countries like Singapore and India will increase and the costs are less than here and the care is immediate and performed by American and European trained doctors. The UK tried to ban such care, medical flights, claiming it was unfair for someone to go outside the system of mediocre care and long lines.

        My nephews wife is in the medical field. She also is from Romania. While the debate was going on she was constantly commenting about the insanity of such action. But, now they make more money. They take classes on how to do more costly procedures instead of ones that limit the payback….I’ve jabbed at her about her the silence now…she just looks down and doesn’t respond when I bring up the increased pay.

        In ’50 a normal child birth with no complications cost $50-$75. Today under the same circumstances it’s $20,000 plus.

        • Dale…it is going to die an agonizing death. Even the penalty is not keeping people in it or trying to subscribe to it. The doctors and the hospitals have already figured a way out.

          However, the insurance industry is getting pissed because the concierge doctors are financing their own form of insurance within the scope of their practice and it is costing the health providers.

          It will be interesting….And the concierge doctors are not taking medicare part A or B. As a matter of fact, there are many of the private doctors out there that have signs in their waiting rooms saying medicare not accepted. Even if a patient shows up with exchange services, the doctors are demanding 25 and 50 % prepayments. Also, many doctors have done away with their administrative help on insurance filings….and are demanding payment up front and the individual file their own insurance.

          It is happening and will continue.

    • Just A Citizen says:


      What it changes is any chance, no matter how slim, of ever getting this garbage eliminated.

      Notice how the reasons for not killing it are now the number of people using it.


      We will find ourselves now fighting over the small things where we will win from time to time. But as for the Bigger things, the salvation of our Constitutional Republic, that is over.

      However, it was not this ruling that killed it. As I said at the time, Roberts drove the last nail in the coffin with his Circus Act which saved the law in the first place.

      You and I, and others, are now fighting a war whose goal is to delay the complete conversion to Socialism/Facism in hopes some future generation wakes the hell up.

      • Maybe we should retire the American Flag-it almost seems a sin to let it fly over this Country now-put it in moth balls until that future generation is Forced to wake the hell up.

        • No, VH….do the opposite….fly it often and fly it high….including your state flag.

          THere is even some NAACP crap about a flag flying on the Texas capitol grounds….the “Come and Take It” flag that the NAACP now says it is part of southern slave rhetoric. Apparently, no one from the NAACP knows the history of this flag….it began long before the War between the States.

        • VH, I sense you have finally had enough.

      • That statement by Roberts-ignored the letter of the law and ruled based on INTENT. Well hell, the intent was obvious it was to punish the States if they didn’t set up exchanges-they didn’t give a crap about the people when they were making political hay with their attacks-but now the Supreme Court believes it should ignore the letter of the law-hell I thought the law was exactly what they were supposed to be ruling on.

        • This is twice Roberts has changed the law. The intent was clearly spelled out by Dr. Gruber, who was HUGE in it’s writing. What I feel we are seeing is that Roberts may have something to hide and the NSA has something on him. Spying on people has advantages for people like Obama. I have no doubt he would use it too!

          • The only logical explanation is that Roberts is being blackmailed. Even then, a justice should have the integrity to resist. With this precedent, our laws no longer have any meaning since simple English no longer means what it says. This is the result of a living constitution that can be interpreted to mean what anyone wants it to mean at the moment.
            The third branch of government is now as totally corrupt as the other two.

            “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people”. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

            – John Adams

          • Roberts has been bribed or blackmailed. I’ve thought that from the beginning.

          • You guys have got to be kidding – Roberts was bribed or blackmailed!? Sigh.

            • gmanfortruth says:

              He has changed the wording of the law twice. A fine is not a tax. A State is not the Federal Government. This time don’t really matter anyway, as the vote was 6-3. It’s not his job to change the meaning, it’s his job to read it, as written and go from there.

              • The lawsuit should never have made it to SCOTUS to begin with based on long-standing jurisprudence on statutory construction/interpretation and very arguable lack of standing on the plaintiffs’ part.

            • Nah……I do not think black mailed at all….he had to uphold his legacy….but even with the SCOTUS decision…it is going to change exactly what?…..nothing. YOu are still going to have 30-50 million people without insurance…you are still going to have concierge doctors and hospitals take a more high road, you are still going to be refused treatment, you are still going to have doctors refusing exchange insurance and medicare……so what does it change? It was only a money issue to begin with….

            • By the way, has Roberts now been vindicated in your eyes given his vote on the same-sex marriage case?

              • No

              • The biggest issue that I now see with judges and courts…..they are politicizing their decisions and avoiding the written law. That is really sad…..we do not have a judicial branch any longer…our form of government is about to sunset. I hate it but this is what the Progressives want… judicial branch….well, you got it. Good luck.

              • Also, in reading the decision very carefully, all it pertains to is States…well, ok…it does not affect Texas in any way. There is no advantage to being married or unmarried in this state except for community property.

                However, I think you will see churches turn to not performing any marriages so they do not have to violate their principles and belief in their religion. Couples will go to JP’s and that is fine…..however, I think now you will also see a huge reversal in how people handle this. I know that it has changed my ideas.

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                The thing I do not understand of this decision, is…..Just a few years ago the SCOTUS made a ruling about same sex marriage and that was to kick it to the States saying it was in their jurisdiction. Now, the court flips their decision on the same issue and the “Constitution” is identical as what it was….might as well dispense with the high court and save the nation a lot of grief and drama.

              • “I think you will see churches turn to not performing any marriages ”

                I’m not looking to force a church to perform or even recognize my marriage. And I will staunchly oppose efforts to force a church to perform such a marriage. Churches will (and should) continue to perform marriage ceremonies for those that wish to be married in the eyes of that church. This has nothing to do with civil marriage and how marriage is performed and recognized by the State.

                “now you will also see a huge reversal in how people handle this”

                How so?

                “I know that it has changed my ideas”

                Again, how so?

            • Nope, not kidding. Blackmail. Plain and simple. But we the people will refuse to acknowledge it because then we must admit that our government has been hijacked by fascists…and…well…we just refuse to acknowledge that as well.

              • “Nope, not kidding. Blackmail.”

                Why do you think this? Based on what? Solely his Obamacare decision(s)?

              • Buck,

                Roberts was, you could say, born, raised, and groomed his entire life for this position. He was so conservative/right wing that I was surprised the left didn’t keep him out to begin with.
                So why would he vote along liberal/leftist lines? Connect the dots and you will see the picture.
                He is the only justice, to my knowledge, that has received an invitation to the White House to meet with the President. That’s odd, I think. And after this meeting he saved ACA, not once, but twice. So what would ‘they’ have on him? That’s where it gets interesting.

                I believe it has to do with his adopted children. You can do an internet search and find the details. Seems he could be in a legal mess or he can go along with ‘their’ plan. 🙂

      • What will kill Obamacare are the insurance companies…..there is not one person I have talked to whose insurance cost went down……All have gone up. The problem is the poor. The states are correct in not establishing the exchanges….they are cost prohibitive….more people are now out of insurance than when Obama took office. 32 million and counting.

  7. Reason Mag. was threatened and subpenaed, then placed under gag orders to release personal information. They won in part because they were able to get the word out before the first gag order was in place.

    • Yeah…we operate under the same orders from the Feds on the border,,,,,but we do not listen to Federal judges anyway…so there is no difference down here….we seek out and release information that should be….like how many eastern Europeans we catch and turned over the Feds….only to be let go again….

      Obama’s made the comment once that Texas needs to leave the Union…without Texas a lot of states would lose their back bone….according to Obama.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Here is a thought….tag the illegals like we do game fish. So when caught again…well you know the routine.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        So is Obama saying that if a State wishes to leave the Union, especially Texas, good-bye with his blessing….I assume after any debt is settled. Interesting

        • NO, he is actually picking on Texas….he absolutely hates the fact that Texas still goes its own way… pays relatively no attention to Federal Judges and I really doubt it is going to pay much attention to SCOTUS rulings……there is no enforcement arm out there. Who is going to enforce any ruling? SCOTUS is absolutely a dead issue….they cannot do anything except sit up there and make rulings. This Progressive movement has actually helped States…with the Feds selectively enforcing what they want and NOT enforcing written Law….so goes any State with balls. The State, following the example of the Feds…..can do the same and should. The minute other states join in and regard that independence is a greater bedfellow than selctive law…the quicker independence wil get another chance….but you have to have cajones……

          Now, you have the politicizing of SCOTUS…..who cares anymore….the integrity of the SCOTUS is gone now.

  8. Rick made a good point this morning about how ISIS and the Progressives seem to be playing the same tune. Let’s review. Christianity…under attack. Caucasians….under attack. Police….under attack. History….under attack. the Constitution….under attack. FREEDOM….under attack. Any questions?

  9. Personally, I think this says it all-They don’t just want to remove any reminders of the Civil War-they want to remove Southern people. As a southern Christian, I’m tired of being a punching bag for those who want to perpetuate hate. Not that the North has anything to crow about they weren’t exactly nice to black people when they moved up North-not back then and not now-anyone else notice that the black population has been moving back to the south for a long time. Why is that??

    His little rant of how we are supposed to do this and that-like we aren’t already doing those things and have been for as long as I can remember.

    Then you have Obama and his statement that just deciding saying the N-word is rude -, like that’s all the Country has done about our past sins.

    Personally, I have no affinity for the Confederate Flag-they can remove it from every state house as far as I’m concerned. But like all things liberal there is no stopping place-now they want Gone with the Wind gone-monuments destroyed-Are we ISIS or America the land of the free.

    • One other thing for all the self-righteous liberals(I’ll even qualify that remark in case someone misunderstands me-all liberals aren’t self-righteous) and their you can’t condemn a whole group for the sins of a few-Do you people even listen to your own words-while you smear Whites, Southerners, and Christians?

      • Sure they do, but they don’t care. If you disagree you are a white privileged racist. If you disagree with the progressive groupthink, your (pick a nasty term, they use them all). So, how do we combat this? What steps can be taken to squash these little cockroaches?

        • There is an old saying-“some people can only learn the hard way”-well that’s where we are, I think-When the consequences for their actions reach a level where they can’t ignore or deny them-things will change, if it’s not to late.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        With the increased clamour to remove all vestiges of the confederacy and any symbol, thought, and statue from public view expecially in any government location. Books will be edited next to remove all history of the event…….The statues and images should prompt the discussion as to WHY would these honorable gentlemen do what they did especially when many of their fathers fought to create the nation. Why was their beliefs so strong that they risked a permanent fracturing of the union….not hide it and bury it and deny the event ever happened…..though does anyone realize how close the nation was to being permanently divided, except for the arrival of Grant, Sherman and Meade on the scene…the union was one election away in ’64 from voting to let them go.

  10. I keep hearing and reading about all these millions of people who now have health insurance because of Obamacare. While I haven’t seen any actual numbers, it would seem that with 94 million people NOT working (at least one hour a week), far less people would be able to afford health insurance versus 2007, when 44 million was the claimed number of uninsured. This is rarely considered these days. As things continue down the same economic path, if not a worse one, these numbers of unemployed should climb, and I’m betting, to at least 100 million by the end of 2016. The number of uninsured will have to increase substantially as savings are used up. Thoughts?

    • Oh, despite the fines……you will see upwards of 50 million without insurance before the end of 2016. It is already at 32 million….

      • And, despite the apparent law that says you cannot be denied…..I will inform you that right this very minute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, liver transplants are being denied at St Francis Hospital. Most exchange insurance cards are not being taken at all….the hospitals can pick and choose whihc ones to accept.

    • I can give you six names right this minute that are being denied health insurance.

  11. Dale A Albrecht says:

    So people are being punished with loss of livelihood when it is discovered that an actors great great great grandfather own slaves. PBS suspends show of “finding your roots” because that discovery has violated their standards……maybe Ben Affleck should have a DNA test done to see if Grandpa had a relationship and he can declare himself decended from slaves.

  12. THe SCOTUS decision was not so much a socialist victory for Obama as it was a capitulation to the European way of thinking. I do not understand but it is what it is…..All one has to do is look at Europe to know you cannot live like that….they are broke..they are intimidated and they are doomed.

    • This ruling certainly destroyed the middle class and has made the poor totally dependent upon the Government. ….far greater slaves that the 1800’s.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Colonel Sir….have you folks down in Texas been getting any calls from Italy and Greece on how to defy the ruling EU on combating the illegal migrant problem? So far around 114,000 illegals have entered those two countries this year and the EU leadership is for all intents and purposes refusing to help. At least 12 of the nations that make up the EU are really having problems with the issue. The Hungarian ministers have said they’ll have to start defending their borders. The countries that border Italy are restricting access….The last time I was in Sicily the people were really hot concerning the illegal problems. The historically have had an un-employment problem only to have it really exacerbated by EU policy of not enforcing the regions borders. Sound familiar….I think we will see the Dracma and Lira back in circulation and they will start once again making their own deals and laws and not having them rammed down thier throats by un-elected bureaucrats in Brussels.

        • NO calls that I am aware of…what I do know is happening because it is in the security briefings…is that Europe is on the verge of dropping open borders…the immigration issue over there is catastrophic and is draining their already meager resources. Germany has issued a call to close its borders…they are about to restrict and enforce draconian banking regulations. Italy is pissed because the borders are being tighened down to where the immigrants are being denied entrnce into several countries and Italy has to take the brunt of it……The EU is in trouble because their pacifist movement akin to our progressive movement is destroying European unity.

          I also know that tourism in Europe is falling dramatically…..and now that you are having beheadings in France, Spain, and Portugal… is becoming a dangerous situation. That is also going to be exacerbated by the new stance of the United States concerning bargaining for hostages……nothing but a target is now painted on the backs of tourists. The Italian island of Sardinia is overtly talking about restricting movement given what is happening there. Mediterranean beaches are beginning to be patrolled now.

          In Denmark, curfews are being talked about beginning at 9 pm and extending to 8 am.

          In Mexico, the major hotels are warning their guests not to venture out on the beaches at night…even on hotel property. They are also warning and refusing now to rent jeeps and motor scooters to tourists to go on their own and drive around the cities. Consulates are being closed all over Mexico…..

          it is changing times and not for the best.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Absolutely….Italy is really pissed off. With the neighboring countries closing the borders and not bearing any on the on-slaught of the “migration”…As Hungary said the other day, we have no choice but to start defending our borders. It’s one thing to have open internal borders like the States, but to open the “national” borders (overall EU border) is insane in this day and age.

            Beheading in France labeled a suspected terrorist attack….dozens killed on the beach in Tunisa by gunmen…on a clear day you can see Tunisia from Sicily.

            • Yeah…..I am sure that the beheading is going to be workplace violence and the massacre on the beach in Tunisia is going to be misguided youth.

  13. Don’t be deceived. This purge is not about racism — perceived or real. The races hucksters and the elites who sow division and profit from it were confounded that rather than Charleston being torn apart and becoming another Ferguson or Baltimore by the actions of a racist murderer, the city came together. White and black — led by the Christian family members of those shot down in cold blood who offered up forgiveness for the shooter rather than hatred — were all equally appalled and equally offended by the actions and equally sympathetic to the victims.

    So the elites and the race hucksters who profit off division needed something else with which to drive a wedge between the races. The flag was a convenient tool.

    In the Middle East, ISIS is destroying history and historical artifacts with explosives. The Taliban did the same thing in Afghanistan.

    In America, history and historical artifacts are being destroyed with political correctness and pseudo-history. Whether it is burning books or destroying historical artifacts, fascist regimes throughout history have sought to erase heritage and the history of liberty in order to ease the transition into totalitarianism.

    It seems we have gone into the beginnings of a second civil war. It’s long past time to see the Progressives for what they really are.

  14. It is going to be interesting in Texas…..but the most interesting part that is beginning to show…is that the Anglos and Hispanics are joining forces and will protect all heritage sites.

    You watch what is happening very closely because the Progressive movement appears to be wanting race riots to happen. None of these blacks that you are seeing on the TV even know what the Rebel flag is….The purge issue is not going to happen in most places because I can guarantee that the first desecration of a grave yard, statue, or anything that is trying to erase history down here is going to meet violence….We are not going to let it happen…..and that is a collective we.

    Already several Texas schools have said that if you erase or try to erase any heritage..and Texas was a southern state and a republic, we will do our own erasing….no Black history month….no honoring of any black accomplishments….YOu can laugh if you want…it is coming and it is going to be nasty.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      What…you folks are not celebrating LGBT month? Have you logged in the NPS web site in June? Hits you right in the face and I’m getting really fatigued……I take people as “individuals” NOT classes or groups,

  15. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Isn’t the “forfeiture” of assets turning our law upside down? The Feds seizing and destroying assets without any proof or reasonable audit or investigation and then have no charges filed and then you have to sue the government to return said assets. You have to prove your innocent as opposed to the prosecution having to prove guilt 1st. This has got to stop…..the government looks at all financial transactions not just those over 10K…
    case in Raleigh…destroyed a small business and the feds are dragging their feet even when ruled to return seized assets….that make 2 cases here in NC recently.

    • Well, it just got worse……in the Federal Register, the IRS is proposing a new rule as it pertains to the handling of 401 (k) and IRA’s. Those people who wish to turn their IRA’s and 401 k into gold and silver IRA’s and the gold and silver is not going to be in a federal bank, the new proposed rule is that if you want to keep you physical possession of gold or silver and have it qualify under the new rules, you must have a specific storage vehicle and storage area that is approved by the IRS.

      In other words, you have to purchase a specific type of safe or lockbox and you have to keep it in an approved area that will be designated and reported to the IRS…So, if you have it in your home, you will provide the IRS with the specific location.

      • Given all of the rules and regulations governing IRAs., that actually makes a certain amount of sense.

        • You will need to expound upon this as well….are you saying that the IRS has a right to know where you keep gold and silver?

          • I’m saying that I can see the rationale behind certain reporting requirements /safeguards for someone having gold sitting at home and arguing that gold is being held as an IRA.

  16. Just A Citizen says:

    For once Scalia gets it right. Funny how the sarcasm of the writer displays his ignorance of how important Scalia’s message.

    “WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia has really had it.

    Scalia’s dissent in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which officially made marriage equality the law of the land, runs for eight pages, but amounts largely to a big, arms-crossed “harumph.”

    “I join THE CHIEF JUSTICE’s opinion in full. I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy,” he begins.

    “The substance of today’s decree is not of immense personal importance to me,” he offers. “It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best.”

    “But the Court ends this debate, in an opinion lacking even a thin veneer of law,” he opines. “Buried beneath the mummeries and straining-to-be-memorable passages of the opinion is a candid and startling assertion: No matter what it was the People ratified, the Fourteenth Amendment protects those rights that the Judiciary, in its ‘reasoned judgment,’ thinks the Fourteenth Amendment ought to protect.”

    Scalia even offered what may be the first legal citation of a hippie.

    “‘The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,'” he quoted from the majority opinion before adding, “Really? Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.”

    HuffPost went to look for the first hippie we could find, per Scalia’s instructions. Neil Cousins, a 61-year-old man from Alexandria protesting nuclear weapons outside the White House, said he had come to this very park in the 1970s for pot smoke-ins, but added that there really haven’t been hippies around since the Grateful Dead stopped touring. He was nonetheless willing to offer a judgment on Scalia’s assertion that marriage abridges rather than expands intimacy. “I’ve known it to have both reactions,” he ruled. “Scalia is a big knucklehead.”

    In Scalia’s dissent, he also bemoaned the tone of the majority opinion.

    “The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic,” he writes. “If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: ‘The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,’ I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”

    “And to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation,” he writes. “But what really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial Putsch.”

    Each of the four opponents of the ruling wrote their own dissent but Scalia, opposing for every reason anybody could come up with, joined the three he didn’t write.”

    New American Patriot phrase: JUDICIAL PUTSCH!!

    • Just A Citizen says:

      And here is a little from Justice Thomas. Note: all the lefty sites are chastising his analogy to slavery regarding the Govt. giving or taking “dignity”.

      Told you Buck………your dignity is not dependent upon Govt cookies or privileges. Glad to see Thomas agrees with me.

      • From an article I came across this afternoon:

        Thomas also rails at the fact that a “bare majority of this court” is able to “grant this wish, wiping out with the stroke of a keyboard the results of the political process in over 30 states.” And all I could keep thinking was, “Where was all this five unelected judges chatter when you all handed down Citizens United? Or Shelby County? Why does this rhetoric about five elitist out-of-touch patrician fortune-cookie writers never stick when you’re in the five?”

        Thought this was interesting.

  17. Just A Citizen says:

    I can just imagine what Federal Forces are about to come to bear against one particular political group. Can’t wait for the mainstream leftwing blogs and MSNBC to post this and then link it to everyone Tea Party, Conservative and/or Republican. Or maybe they will limit themselves to the GREATEST threat to American safety……… the domestic right wing groups.

    Would have been more accurate if Roberts was taking scissors to the Constitution.

  18. Just A Citizen says:


    Wonder what happens if the State no longer performs or even issues “marriage licenses” but then maintains certain legal privileges, like tax deductions, for those who are “married”.

    If audited the couple would have to prove they are married to be allowed the deductions or filing status. This would mean a Church issued document or a document from another State.

    However, if the Constitution were actually upheld, stop laughing, this hypothetical state could declare that “marriages performed in other states” do not qualify for said special treatment.

    You see the purpose of the clause in the Constitution was to prevent State B from allowing a person to enforce their rights in State A if that person and State A became litigants against each other while the person was in State B.

    The clause was logically not to allow State A to create obligations to State B just because a citizen from A moved to B.

    The most understandable example is a Contract. This document in State A give the person certain rights and privileges under A’s laws. If the person moves to B the Constitution requires that State B recognize that persons rights under said contract IN State A.

    It does not mean State B has to grant those rights within State B. Only that B must recognize the person’s rights relative to his/her dispute with State A.

    The arrogance of the Fascist Progressives has blinded them to the long term impacts of their goals. They are so focused on their own wants and needs they don’t realize that cheering for tyranny to get what they want just legitimized tyranny, not their wants and wishes.

    But then again, remember their goal is to destroy all State sovereignty anyway. It has been explained by our own resident “p” progressives and “liberals”. One Federal state, run by people elected by popular vote. Representation of both houses based on population and elected by anyone who wants to vote in that state/region/etc.

    Remember the comment made here, Buck or Mathius, that the States should be nothing but “Administrative Units” of the Federal Govt.

    Pull all this together and you see why they cheer a SCOTUS that ignores the Constitution, creates new laws, and has lost most restraint with regard to taking upon itself the resolution of social disagreement.

    And of course, OH THE IRONY that they celebrate a 5 to 4 decision when they win and ridicule the supposed “conservatives” on the court when the 5 go against them.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Did the Scotus also make the 10th Amenment null and void one final time?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      What I see come out of all of this is everything will come down to the individual. No income tax deductions for spouses, only if it is yours. If children are involved 100% if single, 50% to split with the dna provable other parent. SS benefits will be each to their own…period. Company retirement benefits have always been at the discretion of the company, but only the company retiree will get the benefit. It ceases upon death. You can and alway have had an option to BUY a policy to cover the spouse or whatever in case of you preceeding them to the pearly gates or to the darker regions.

  19. SCOTUS dictates again. I guess if there is a silver lining….another flag has been retired. All those rainbow flags can now be burned since the LGBT (or whatever order it is), are no longer a victim group. No longer need to have pride marches. They can be just regular old married people now. I wonder how they’ll like their new status.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Last night the White House was all lit up with rainbow colors….how fast and how many staff at the white house it take to change a lightbulb….much less have them in stock.

  20. Dale A Albrecht says:

    My Father alway said that the benefits that a company “gave” an employee was a means to get aroung the wage and price controls put in place by the government. It was a means to attract and keep workers.

    The income tax was partially justified as an excuse, by the government due to the tax revenue lost by prohibition. Unfortunately it did not go away but increased when the Volstead Act was repealed.

    As taxes went up people had less to save for later. During the 30’s to reduce the workforce and also to reduce competition SS had to be brought in to replace lost wages of someone who would have kept working. Nobody unless you were rich ever considered retiring at 65…even they kept working because they just plain wanted to. Whereas if the government would just stay out of an individuals private financial lives most people would be prudent and save for later but the savings are TAKEN to return maybe later. Let me keep it to begin with. It has become a dog chasing its tail.

    Wars were mostly paid for by bonds. It was also a gauge to monitor the willingness to wage the war….not this opened ended check book….the country got on with it, won it or not but it was NEVER unending….people go on and say as long as it doesn’t affect me…’s just another zero on a debt that can not ever be repaid, ever.

  21. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I feel sorry for those of you that are lacking adequate rainfall.

    Here in eastern NC we are falling into our summer routine of afternoon thunderstorms and heavy showers. They usually start sometime Wednesday or Thursday and last 3 -4 days….Creeks, rivers and lakes are full. Trees are lush and people can not keep up with the lawn mowing. Plenty of bugs and worms for the birds and possums are so fat you’d think they’re a racoon….

    life is good for now.

    • Not a problem where I reside, 1-3 inches of rain expected tomorrow. Cool fact from the USDA. 1 inch of rain equals 26000 gallons of water on an acre of land. Where I reside now, since January 1st, we have had the equivalent of 2.5 hours of what falls from Niagra Falls this year, one third of which has come this month.

  22. There is no more written Constitution. Plain and simple, Roberts and the Gang have completed the work of Earl Warren.

    My paranoia about words has come true. He who controls the language and the meaning of words holds all the Aces!

  23. @ Buck…A gracious good afternoon to you. sir. Texas already recognized these marriages to begin with as it really has no impact except on community property issues. A civil marriage in Texas still requires some government official to actually marry someone….like a magistrate or judge. As long as no one is forced to marry anyone, I guess I really have no argument……Texas has already changed its laws and administration where the State recognizes that no church, pastor, judge, magistrate, or Justice of the Peace is obligated to perform such ceremonies if they so choose. I do not want to see the argument that Joe Holyroller performs heterosex marriages for his/her church and thereby doing so, he/she is obligated to perform a marriage outside of their comfort zone or belief. The same applies to judges, magistrates, and JP’s.

    The other thing that Texas has also done, through state law, is make it where no one person or entity, whether public or private, can be compelled to render any services that violates his/her religious belief. This is includes renting spaces, confectionary services, etc.

    As to how people will handle it different…..this is now viewed as an infringment on a state’s right…and it is an infringement. I disagree with it totally and I disagree with SCOTUS. I now view, as does a lot of conservative and liberal people, the SCOTUS as a political arm. I am not going to say anyone was bribed… least not with money…but I have lost all confidence in the SCOTUS.

    As far as Texas is concerned, I know people get tired of hearing me blab about it but we have turned a significant corner, in my mind, and if I tell enough people, maybe it will catch on. Texas is really beginning to exercise what made it a greater state than now at one time…..independence. We need to get back to that. Executive orders, SCOTUS rulings, federal judges rulings that usurp State’s rights… going to be fought and the best way to fight it….is not do it. Right now, anything that usurps state’s rights…….is going to be ignored and/or fought. We have already proven that. If the Feds can ignore law, then the state’s can do the same thing….pick and choose what we wish of any Federal Law. We are proving that every day.

    Obama has already taken away what he can in Federal funding. We do not care. We are preparing ourselves against future deletion of Federal funds….we have a surplus for these types of things….and, even though some people scoff at it…we are building a depository and we will put our gold in it and any future stuff that we feel like. I am really tired of the nanny state mentality…it is divisive and it is ruinous.

    So, my friend…..that is how I feel about it. Now, that has nothing to do with you and I….how is that baby doing?

    • And a hearty good afternoon (evening) to you Colonel!

      “A civil marriage in Texas still requires some government official to actually marry someone….like a magistrate or judge. As long as no one is forced to marry anyone, I guess I really have no argument……”

      I fear you misread me a bit — no church should be forced to perform a marriage. A government official issuing a marriage license should most certainly NOT be allowed to refuse issuing the license to a couple who satisfies the legal requirements.

      Can you also expand on this — “The other thing that Texas has also done, through state law, is make it where no one person or entity, whether public or private, can be compelled to render any services that violates his/her religious belief. ”

      I see this as being a very dangerous thing, but perhaps am missing something in Texas’ implementation. Take for example my point above – if two people have the legal right to marry, they go to the clerk for their license and are denied because it violates that clerk’s religious beliefs; what’s their recourse? must there be someone else at the clerk’s office willing to issue the license? etc. etc. etc.

      “this is now viewed as an infringment on a state’s right…and it is an infringement.”

      Depends on where you move the goalposts. You see it as an infringement on state’s rights. I see it as the state infringing on an individual’s rights.

      “how is that baby doing?”

      Not such a baby anymore!! Just got her down…hopefully for the night…

      • Sure…can expound upon this….not talking about issuing a license at all….they walk in pay their money and get their license…, they need to find someone to perform the ceremony or the wedding…..if they can find someone….great. If they cannot, Texas position is that no one is going to be forced to do so…..

        As to the services….rentals, bakeries, etc. Texas position is that no entity has an obligation under any law to render services that they deem violates their beliefs. It is not considered discrimination to refuse service. Texas addressed this issue when that flap about some bakery somewhere was required to render a service.,,,,with the issue being that since they were open to the public, to refuse because it violated their belief made it discrimination…so Texas learned from that and fixed the problem.

        Just as the other side of the coin. For example, Texas has a right to decide what it will allow and not allow on the license plates of cars. The courts agreed with the state.

        Infringement on a state’s right is the SCOTUS ruling. I disagree with states being forced to do something that they do not want to do… I said, it did not affect Texas, per se…no one really cares. Texas never did care whether or not a same sex couple lived together or even came here married in a different state….and since even considering community property, the deed or title rules the roost. What ever the deed shows or the title shows is the deciding factor.

        But since I personally believe that a man and woman can only define a marriage, it is what I believe…and I am not religious. I have no religious affiliation ( and before anyone asks, no I am not an atheist either ). So, it is a personal thing with me. Marriage is a function of the heart. A paper license means nothing.

        • I feel there is a big difference between a private individual refusing to marry a couple (eg, Reverend so-and-do at Church whatever) and a government official refusing to marry a couple who meet the legal requirements.

          • It seems that you are saying that in order to hold a public office, you are not entitled to religious or personal beliefs…..Just because it passes legal muster does not change the fact that a publicly elected judge can have personal issues where he can say no.

            Is the big difference you feel…is that a publicly held position is NOT entitled to personal and religious beliefs. If this is the case, are you not running afoul of discrimination?

            • You are entitled to your personal beliefs, you (as a public official) should not be entitled to the exercise of said beliefs in such a way as to discriminate under what can be perceived as ‘under color of law’

              • Seems to me the whole “I now pronounce you….” can be ignored can’t it? Just have a JOP sign the license and move along. I would need special notes if I were a JOP so as not to make a mistake. I now pronounce you Husband and Husband, Wife and Wife, Husband and Goat (for a Muslim wedding 🙂 ) Wife and Huswife, Wifeband and Huswife. This could get confusing the way things are going. 😀

              • Buck, with all due respect. You young ones are all nuts! None of you have any notion of what the hell you are talking about. This includes three of my own four so you are in good company.

                Just try to remember that wanting it to be so is not the same as being so. From the pre-psychologyiswhatyouwantittobe group, Homosexuality is a deviation from the norm (unless you insist on redefining the basic meaning of deviation) not equal, not the same. People afflicted are to be loved and pitied not emulated nor admired. .

              • SK – how am I nuts here?

              • SK – I just read your comment a little closer.

                I feel sorry for you that you go around ‘pitying’ others who have found the person they love and wish to get married, just as you and your wife were able to do.

              • As hard as people want to believe that they are “normal”, they are not. You can find companionship and even love with anyone but to sanctify it by calling is “marriage” is just insane.

                We now move along to the minefield of trans-gender. My six year old decides that he/she is she/he. I am currently expected to go along with it. Never mind that this may be a passing fancy (just how many boys tried on Mom’s high heels? Fess up guys!) but I am now apparently going to be guilty of child abuse if I take my kid to a shrink who tries to talk him or her out of it or if I tell the school psychologist to shove it.

                Interesting times!

            • Colonel and Buck. Certainly the Colonel is old enough to remember that this was the very reason given to vote against JFK. His Catholic background would mean that he would govern based on precepts of the church.

              At the time, there were many who called this bigotry from the opposition. Eventually, the whole country referred to it as bigotry. However, today under the NEW guidelines, bigotry is back in style, big time.

              We are actually, under the guise of expanded “freedoms” entering a new dark age. This time the liberals want to burn us at the stake.

  24. @ Gman…..thought I would send you some info on China to ease your CT appetite….You were worried about China buying gold and silver and that they were buying it at extraordinary rates…..they are, however, to date, 91% of all the bought gold and silver has been recast and sold off to collectors and investors. The Silver and gold Panda collectible coins are a favorite right now to all mumismatic folks that can afford to buy them. We have been collecting the Panda series since 1984…..and just got in our 2015 collection. So, rest easy as there is no storage of their gold and silver……for them, it is a hedge against their devalued currency which is about to be devalued again. They use foreign dollars to prop up their banking system.

    • Thanks Colonel! Not really a concern so much these days, mainly because no currency is worth much. China’s purchases are not a concern, but they don’t make public what they mine. That, I have read, is quite significant. No matter though, we have lost our Constitutional Republic, just waiting on the Dictator to show himself, so we can be a true Fascist country.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Going to be interesting where the market goes on Monday. The EU refusing to grant an extention to Greece and China’s interest rates.

  25. Let’s try this picture about reality, something missing from the progressive minds.:

  26. For all those celebrating the rulings of SCOTUS this week, enjoy. The price was a little steep. Good constitutions are hard to come by.

  27. I think that everything that happened yesterday will be soon forgotten. As far as gay marriage, the bandwagon ride is over. the thrill of doing something because it was “different” or a “fight for rights” is over. There is no more thrill. After this upcoming batch of gay weddings, and subsequent batch of gay divorces, the issue will be little more than a memory. Next up….laws to protect business’s from being forced to cater to gay weddings. That won’t last long either.

    As far as Obamacare, I never really thought the case ruled on meant much of anything, because the Republicrats already said they would fix it if the ruling went the other way. Now, that fascism has taken over the insurance industry, watch the prices skyrocket. Once again, it has ZERO affect on me, but I feel bad for those stuck with that financial decision.

    The Feds will only get worse and take away more freedom in the future. The TPP is still really bothering me. That will be the next BIG American screw job.

  28. Test for today. What do these 8 things equate too:


    Just finished watching a news item on Fox News where attorney’s squared off against each other on baseball “chin music”. Baseball, forever, has always brushed back good hitters or retaliated against the other team by pitching inside in a quid pro quo fashion. And now, you have little league parents suing because players are getting hit by line drives or by pitchers.

    Glad that I did not have to worry about that as a little league coach for several years when my son was in baseball. We taught the kids the basic fundamentals of the game. How to slide and break up a double play….how to knock a ball loose on a tag….how to brush back a super hitter from the mound……how to block an infielders line of sight on a ground ball close to you as a runner…..

    And, please, no BS about T-ball or Little league not being the pros…..No comment on Pony League not being the pros….no comment on fast pitch or slow pitch softball….not being the pros……being professional does not matter as it is the integrity of the game. Baseball has been doing chin music for decades….it is part of the game.

  30. In view of the recent plethora of shark bites, the WUSSIFICATION OF AMERICA continues. So, you are a family and decide to take a vacation to the beach to where you get in the ocean….frolick in the waves….lay on the beach….etc. A shark decides it is hungry and takes a bite out of you…..and you sue the county and the beach for not keeping the shark at bay?

    Let me see if I have this straight……you swim with the sharks, you become a hors-d’oeuvre. Pretty simple……

    If you do not wish to be bitten by a shark or stung by a jelly fish or Portugese Manowar….stay out of the friggin water.

    • THat also applies to those of us whom are hunters….I love to hunt bear in black powder season. I go into the wilderness where black bears, brown bears, and/or Grizzlies or Kodiacs live…..I am an hors-d’oeuvre and I know it. But if I want to be stupid enough to go into bear country with a SHARPS single shot .50 Cal black powder rifle….that is my business and if I get mauled by a bear…it is my fault. It is not the fault of Nature nor the State or country (Canada has great bear hunting).

      ( Of course, I did not mention the back up weaponry in the event I make an errant shot and piss off the bear ). You cannot have a regular rifle nor a backup shooter with a regular rifle but you are allowed to have a pistol as a back up weapon….so a Desert Eagle 50 cal is a useful tool if you have the balls to stand until the charging pissed off Kodiac gets within 25 feet. So, the moral of this little story,,,,dont miss the kill spot with your first shot….you usually do not have the time to reload a black power weapon in time…. I do love the black powder season….it is exciting.

      • And, NO, you do not pull your Bowie knife and wrestle a pissed of Kodiac to the ground.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Just take along a good pair of track shoes so you can outrun your hunting partner.

        • This is do not have to be the fastest….only a little faster than the slowest one…

        • You kinda reminded me of one time in Vietnam….after a bullet whizzed past my ear….I told a young “newbie” that was in country….you win the battle when you hear the same bullett twice…once, when it passed you..and the second time when you passed it.

    • These crazy lawsuits can be attributed directly to bad lawyers. Of course, the same can be said of bad government. Seems we have too much of both. Time to hunt lawyers! 😀

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I still am surprised after all these years that the generation that had MORE freedom of action than any generation previously to it, has turned out subsequent generations of such paranoid wusses. (this is a generalization) We were taught to not be oblivious to what is going on around you. In other words you ducked that ball that got away from that young pitcher…You KNEW that there were sharks in the water, most of the time. You took precautions….especially when there were sea lions in the water….lots of fish migrating at this time of year. They attract bigger predators. The water is murky here…you can not see….now that alligators are resestablishing after getting hunted out years ago, you’ll start hear calls to get rid of them….just pay attention. I believe the more that people demand that they be protected from every stupid action they take…the more degraded the society becomes…..accidents and stupidity and other things used to weed out the weaker portions of the species,

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I love Gary Larson’s old “Far Side” cartoons. Two people had been sunning on the beach. The wife is sitting up and saying “Honey where are you” The guys blanket is empty and there is wiggle marks up from tha water to the blanket. Obvious the shark was real hungry…..Or the bears looking upon a campsite seeing all the people in sleeping bags “Oh goody…sandwiches”

      • I like the one that shows a shark’s head poking out of the water looking at a small island containing some people….and the shark is throwing his voice hollering…BEAR!!! BEAR!!!

        You gotta love Far Side…..and, of course, Mad Magazine…..the original Mad’s.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Forgot about that one….Larson showing things from the animals perspective.

          • Yeah…you gotta go with the one that shows two sharks talking with one another with body parts of mannequins floating around. A ship is sinking in the background and boxes marked mannequins broken open….and the shark says……. Sharks are saying “what is this, some kind of cruel hoax?”

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Government has to get on the sharks…they are being to descriminating on their tastes. So far only white meat. They need a balanced diet.

  31. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I thought the point of a protest is to have people hear your complaints. This AM at 0800 we had a black protest at City Hall. 1) City Hall is closed 2) No business was open so nobody was on the streets. 3) even though we have many blacks in our city population, they represent a far larger % of the city employees. 4) no police presence because everyone who happened to be out, ignored the demonstration. 5) whatever was being protested I have not a clue because I could not understand the gibberish, two buildings away caddy corner with a clear view..

    I payed attention on the front porch with my morning coffee, because all the houses around here are antebellum. Who knew what was trying to be whipped up.

    When the protest broke up I watched the cars as they left….not one heap. All were very nice new expensive cars and trucks and SUV’s.Much like the cars parked at the city’s food shelter. All have Iphones or better.

  32. I gotta get off here for awhile,,,,,but not before I tell you that the CBO just published some new numbers…..because of the SCOTUS ruling, by 2025, Obamnacare will cost more than medicare and medicaid combined since its inception. My poor kids and grandchildren….we sure screwed the pooch passing this on to them…not much of a legacy….

  33. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I just wonder if I get a couple stick-ons for the vehicle with the old Revolutionary War” slogans if people will percieve them as threat.

    “Live Free or Die”
    “Don’t Tread on Me” or just show the rattlesnake coiled with no words
    “Give Me Liberty or Give me Death”

    • Well, we have the Don’t Tread on Me flag and the Come andTake it Flag flying at the State capitol as well as the TExas Confederate Flag…..all is well. All this crap from LA, Chicago, New YOrk, Boston….none of those kids and/or people have a clue…not a clue. When I look at the pics….none of them are even old enough to remember Dr. King…..none of them.

      They have no idea of what culture is….none. Sad times…..Norman Rockwell is turning over.

      C ya later this PM.

  34. Just A Citizen says:

    It has been 24 hours and the Gay community is already howling for “further action”. So much for their claims that all they wanted was the same right to marry as everyone else.

    They want a “protected class” ruling from the court. They want NO PERSON and especially NO RELIGIOUS group to criticize, or otherwise talk badly about their sexual behavior.

    When SCOTUS decided to impose Social engineering in Roe v. Wade it started a decades long battle which has divided and alienated Americans. Watch how the “majority” who support Homosexual Marriage today starts to erode and we get another issue dividing us down the middle.

  35. Just A Citizen says:

    Nice outline of events relating to slavery in the US and the lead up to Civil War. Obviously brief summary and not detailed explanation of all the nuances. But very interesting is the census data included. Note that for a long time slavery was virtually absent in the north then suddenly jumps just before the war. Guessing some census data was missing or the authors were tilting the story a little.

    I think Texas’ cessation declaration does a good job of capturing the two different but related issues of the south. One being the northern states becoming “pushy” and “imposing” their values upon other states (states rights vs. northern aggressiveness). The other being the institution of slavery itself as it relates to two primary considerations. One being the economic impacts and the other “disrupting” the natural order of things by ignoring the superiority of white men over black men.

    As I said the other day, notice the use of Darwinian theory about “fittest” does not show up in the slave issue until we get closer to the Civil War period. Initially it is simply accepted as a continuation of the human practice which is thousands of years old by the late 1600’s. But as efforts grow to ban slavery this notion of superior races and natural order of things which commit the African to be a slave creeps in.

    Special trivia: The Egyptian empires, days of pharaohs, invaded Ethiopia regularly and took thousands of slaves back to Egypt. They were then used to form the ARMY and became the best fighters among the Egyptian forces (per History Channel sources). They were instrumental in the eventual defeat of the Hittites and others in that region we now call Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Companion information on Darwin’s theories. Don’t want people to think I am saying Darwin espoused the notion that Blacks were inferior. Only that his theories of evolution and human development are increasingly used to rationalize slavery and eventually overt racism. And Darwin was not the only one put forth information that could be used this way. From wiki:

      Human society

      Darwin’s views on social and political issues reflected his time and social position. He thought men’s eminence over women was the outcome of sexual selection, a view disputed by Antoinette Brown Blackwell in The Sexes Throughout Nature.[177] He valued European civilisation and saw colonisation as spreading its benefits, with the sad but inevitable effect of extermination of savage peoples who did not become civilised. Darwin’s theories presented this as natural, and were cited to promote policies that went against his humanitarian principles.[178] Darwin was strongly against slavery, against “ranking the so-called races of man as distinct species”, and against ill-treatment of native people.[179][VI]

      Darwin was intrigued by his half-cousin Francis Galton’s argument, introduced in 1865, that statistical analysis of heredity showed that moral and mental human traits could be inherited, and principles of animal breeding could apply to humans. In The Descent of Man, Darwin noted that aiding the weak to survive and have families could lose the benefits of natural selection, but cautioned that withholding such aid would endanger the instinct of sympathy, “the noblest part of our nature”, and factors such as education could be more important. When Galton suggested that publishing research could encourage intermarriage within a “caste” of “those who are naturally gifted”, Darwin foresaw practical difficulties, and thought it “the sole feasible, yet I fear utopian, plan of procedure in improving the human race”, preferring to simply publicise the importance of inheritance and leave decisions to individuals.[180] Francis Galton named this field of study “eugenics” in 1883.[V]”

  36. Opinions-I’m calling BS-When he saved the bill the first time-either way you defined the mandates as a fine or as a tax it was still unconstitutional -this time he claims using intent but ignored the real intent.

    Claims it’s his job to try and do what the legislature intended-Well with the original bill the intent was to pass the bill no matter what it took-and they did, the fact that they had to use unconstitutional methods to achieve this desire was obvious-and allowing unconstitutional actions by the legislature isn’t the Courts job.

    • Just A Citizen says:


      🙂 I am with you deal lady. Chief Justice Roberts = Pretzel Man

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        More like “Gumby”

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I do believe no matter how strong the case was to overturn the law….the Chief Justice was NOT going to overrule himself…they hate to do that or have any ruling overturned by appellate courts.

        • Just A Citizen says:


          That is why I predicted it would be upheld and that Homosexual Marriage would be legalized. On the former, Roberts was not going to undo what he did. The only chance was if he had an attack of remorse and there was no evidence of that. I still think his wife had a lot to do with that decision.

          On the other, Scalia warned everyone when DOMA was overturned that despite assurances that the States had authority over marriage, the arguments used to undo DOMA would be carried to override State authority. Given the Progressive Courts since the early 20th century this was inevitable.

          I have long felt that the last chance to have a SCOTUS that would actually stick to the Constitution was when Robert Bork was nominated. But the LEFT crucified the guy and he was withdrawn. Ever since then the Dems get to nominate their radicals and the right gets to nominate mush because they don’t have what it takes to roll up the Dems on a justice nominee of their own.

          Clarence Thomas may be the last Constitutionalist type that ever gets through the confirmation process.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            And look what people tried to do to him… dare a black man be conservative, much less a follower of the constitution…and heaven for bid be married a white lady…(I’m being sarcastic)

            Bork would have been good.

            The laws that have been overturned lately by the court have been inconsequential in the long run anyway.

            This whole fallacy that the Consttution is NOT a living document, ergo, out of date etc. They’re just are people unwilling to take the time to convince the overwhelming majority that the change is the correct thing to do….They are demanding an instant change based on whims and polls of the day….and quite willing to have the court….say Oh the law was just written poorly and here let me fix it by changing a few words for the legislature….Like the whole ACA was based on a lie, passed without congress really reading it, scored by withholding data…even imposed when the majority of the people are against it and continue to be so….because “we the people”saw through the BS. Even it the law gets changed and assuming congress stays GOP and POTUS is GOP….the subsequent lawsuits by the Dems will be upheld and the ACA will march on…just like Roe vs Wade.

            • Dale, the ACA was never going anywhere. All the fluff being spewed by the GOP is all BS. The government has their fascist paws on it and they ain’t letting go. That includes the Republicans. Any one of them that says otherwise is either lying or plain stupid.

              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                Never believed it would…its all for show.

              • Jr. the VA guy who is fond of single payer for some reason sees the whole thing as a gigantic “gift” to the insurance industry with the so called bronze and silver plans just being so much garbage.

                I find the “numbers” game fascinating. The society is so badly educated that they cannot perform simple math. We stood the country on its head to cover 30 to 40 million uncovered people, they are still uncovered by and large and everybody else sees their policy either terminated or tripled in cost. Yet no outcry!

              • Jr. isn’t so wrong on this…

                Obamacare to a large extent is a gift to the insurance industry. Single Payer is the way to go.

                GO JUNIOR!!!


              • Dale A Albrecht says:

                That was the Dems and Obama’s goal in the end anyway…they stated it….enjoy the overall 65% tax rate as it is in Canada….worked with a group in Toronto and that was their biggest beef…..just because a single payer is involved does not make it better or more efficient.

                back when I was working and single my medical options were based around that. They also had limits. The ACA was designed to blow the doors off any choice and ability to keep costs low. Mandatory maternity care and all the kid stuff. Drug rehab..Unlimited care….lots of extranious thing that at my age I have no need. Young parents chose options to include maternity. You chose options for parental care…

  37. Reblogged this on Unchain The Tree and commented:
    Explain that to the American Indian….what you Great, great, great grand father do for them. Just asking. See more on

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Ronald Baker

      What do you mean by your comment? Explain WHAT to the American Indian?

      • Going to assume that WE did some bad things. More , later. Just finishing the final chapters in the “Comanche, Destruction of a People ” book by Ferehnbach. What a read! Charlie should not only read it but memorize parts. Lines it all up and hits a home run. Never thought about the linkage before but he points our that simultaneously with our “taming” of the West, the Europeans were doing the same in Asia, Australia and Africa. A direct result of the industrial revolution, progress of man and the ability of Western cultures to go beyond mere survival and “improve” the lot of the less fortunate.

        This is one of the very few books that take me over a month to read. not just well written but full of ideas that need to be seriously mulled over.

      • Could you be more specific perhaps it was a typo.

      • Did you not receive my last request. 😉

        • Just A Citizen says:


          I don’t know how I can be more specific.

          What did you mean by “Explain that to the American Indian”.

          The meaning of your comment is hard to determine. You need to clarify it.

  38. Using the same “due process clause” argument as the Supreme Court just applied to gay marriage, my concealed carry permit must now be recognized as valid in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Be careful what you ask for!

      • @Buck Opinion?

        • Ummm…no. But nice try.

          • Why? Completely the same wording can be used. The 14th now covers everybody States rights died and the nail has been pounded in. A LICENSE is now a country wide RIGHT! Explain why not of you disagree.

          • Why the hell not?

            Seems to me that the court can use the logic of their two decisions to either allow everyone to carry everywhere or ban everything everywhere. It is all in “interpretation of intent” now and the intent interpretation is subject to what is on one’s mind today.

          • SCOTUS has ruled the 2d Amendment applies to the States, and that it protects an individual right. It does not necessarily follow that there can be no reasonable restrictions on this right.

            • At the time of that ruling, marriage was also a State issue, things have now changed dramatically. If one state issues a license, which is a Right, such as marriage and the Right to keep and bare arms, then it’s reasonable to apply this decision to the 2nd Amendment.

              • G – apply rational basis review and get back to me…

              • Classic lawyer deflection, LMAO! It is rational, because the SCOTUS made all States follow ONE law under the 14th Amendment. The same then applies to Conceal carry laws, as, much like gay marriage, the majority of States had the same law. Review complete. Back at you! 🙂

              • In all seriousness — apply rational basis review.

                Is a given state (or municipal) restriction on conceal carry rationally related to a legitimate government interest?

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              Doesn’t the 2nd say…and shall pass NO laws….? If you hold that the Federal law is supreme no matter what…then that restriction should hold true and a state can not interfere with it either.

              • SCOTUS has never ruled on any of the amendments (to my knowledge) that there can be absolutely no laws whatsoever…

                But again, A for effort!

              • They just did! Good grief, did you not read the decision? Gay marriage is legal in all States, meaning that no laws can be passed stating otherwise, under the 14th Amendment.

              • Wrong again G.

                They ruled that a state ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. SCOTUS most certainly did NOT rule that there can be no restrictions on marriage.

                You (not you personally!) still cannot marry your 14-yr old sister…

              • Going below, have a good question.

    • I’m going to drive a few Lefties nuts with this, 😀

  39. Thought some of you would like to see what we are up against down here.

    Mexico has no laws defining or sanctioning child prostitution as criminal activity.

    An estimated 5,000 children are currently involved in prostitution, pornography and sex-tourism in Mexico. Nearly 100 children and teenagers a month fall into the hands of the child prostitution networks which are mafias or organized crime syndicates.

    More than 2,000 girls and young women have been sold to Japanese brothels. Traffickers belong to criminal syndicates operating along the US border and associated with Japanese “yakuza” gangs.

    The US-Mexican border is one of the main centers for child sex tourism. Thousands of Americans cross into Mexico daily looking for cheap sex with underage prostitutes. Mexican authorities, who admit that about 18,000 minors were used to produce child pornography, have taken little action.

    Organized Mexican cartels smuggle girls as young as 9 into the US. The Cadena network has smuggled many young Mexican girls to south Florida. Despite the arrest of a number of key players by US authorities, the head of the Cadena hydra remains at large. US investigators have also apprehended several employees of the California-based Chamblee Agency for trafficking laborers into the US, some of whom were forced into prostitution and debt-bondage.

    The most degrading and often dangerous work of women and children can be found in prostitution. Tens of thousands of Mexican women and girls (as well as men and boys) work as prostitutes in all of the major cities of the country. A recent study by the Mexico City government Youth Commission headed by Angeles Correa found that Mexico City had 50,000 prostitutes of whom 2,500 were minors. Elena Azaola of the Center of Higher Research and Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) found that there were 5,000 child prostitutes in all of Mexico (90 percent female).

    But Rosa Marta Cortina de Brown of the Female Association of Tourist Enterprise Executive estimates that 250,000 children between 9 and 16 have been the victims of “sexual tourism” in cities like Guadalajara, Cancun, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana. Recently there have also been reports on child prostitution in Veracruz, Queretaro, and Ciudad Juarez. Girls in prostitution face constant problems of possible pregnancy, immature childbirth, violence, alcohol and drug addiction, sexual transmitted diseases including HIV-AIDS.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Makes one sick….being cynical again…where is the Pope’s stand and actions on this? I quess where they are on the pedophelia still being routed out but not by the church. You notice he only speaks out on topics where the people do not strike back…ie making him dead or are issues long since gone by in history….his quietness while in Argentina in a church leadership role against the brutal dictatorships should not go un-noticed.

      Lenin or was it Stalin sneered…how many troops does the pope have?

      • Speaking of the Pope:

        On Monday the Bishop Of Rome addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.

        • Why wouldn’t they be? And the Bible and the Koran would be as valid as the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita/Vedas….the Buddhist Pali Canon…..the Jewish Tanakh….or any number of smaller countries writings….neither carry any more weight than the other nor should they…

      • Dale, C’mon now! The pope?

        This is all part of the destruction of the culture. Sex, sex, sex, it is all anyone seems capable of thinking of these days. We can joke about it but the reality is pretty damned sad. Who screws who and hoe many times. The change of sex. Sex with family members, sex with your neighbor, sex with Mom and daughter. All open for discussion and debate apparently.

        Just like Thailand, the rich white MoFo’s from the West visit and diddle the kids and they get to walk away scott free.

        I no longer fear but now hope that there is a great reckoning coming.It is long overdue. Spent a few days in DC with Junior and grand Junior. Do not relish the world they are in, not at all. While the son and I disagree over many things, basically we both are calling for a total collapse and reset. People who have to worry about survival can’t be bothered with dirty thoughts about pre-pubescent boys and girls and if they are, the rougher, tougher society that appears in the wake of a calamity knows how to deal with them.

    • A prime example of what humans really are…animals. It will never be stopped and much like drugs, will always be available and illegal.

    • Colonel,. any links on this?

      • Links on what I posted?…Sure…..but first…someone tell this computer illiterate….how to post links….perhaps I should just call my grand daughters…at age 5 and 9 they know more aboubt computers than I do….I know how to plug them in….and I know how to screw them up….but…yes there are plenty of links to this information….now, some of the info I put on here is from briefings that I get that are not classified….

        But, just so you know…the last stop that I was part of was several months ago and I posted it on here….we intercepted an 18 wheeler reefer ( no, not the drug ) refrigerated van…it had 18 girls in it from the age of 12 to 22….all going to Chicago. Since then I have seen reports of another 4 vehicles stopped on the United States side with various women in them all destined for large cities up north and east….It is becoming stadard…human trafficking and sale of women is becoming as profitable as drugs.

        • It’s easy, on top left of the screen (when you have article on screen) is the address. It starts with https. Put you curser on it, left click to highlight then right click, scroll to copy, left click on copy. Go to where you want to link the address, the same place you would normally type something, right click (left and right click is on the front of your mouse), scroll to paste and left click on paste. The link should show up. Finish typed message and hit post comment . Simple stuff!

  40. Dale A Albrecht says:

    DeBlasio places a plaque at the site of a slave market on Wall Street in NYC between 1711-1762. British days if my history is correct. Take a look how big NYC was even in 1776. Just a itty bitty city at the battery. The obvious implications by some of the comments by speakers was that the financial district was in existance…and saying that NYC was built on the backs of slaves…..uh huh.

    If one keeps harping on some remote ancestor that may or may not have been a slave you will continue to be a slave and place yourself into the hands that wish to make you one.

    Parts of my family were prosecuted and driven from their homes by being protestant. Parts are native american. Parts lived under communism for much of their lives. A part is Turkish, parts are Russian, Polish,.,..all have suffered in their history at one time or another and been oppressed by some other more dominant class or country or religion….my message, none let that hold them back once they got here….no excuses….”we are american now”

    • WE have people using a past that they were not even alive, as an excuse for their idiotic actions. I’ll stop before throwing an F bomb at them. 🙂


    Problem solved. This should have never been allowed in a free country anyhow. I have said often that licensing Rights should be illegal. Why should people have to pay to exercise their Rights? WHY? What purpose does a conceal carry permit serve? I do understand the contract part of a marriage, but I think the days of women getting screwed because they are stay at home moms is over. Lets get real!

  42. @ Buck…I think I asked you this once and not to get into a back and forth on here… you know of a single payer system anywhere?

    • Colonel — not sure if you’ve personally asked me this before, but when I use the phrase “single payer” I am talking of one of many systems; the term ‘universal coverage’ can work as well. You know what I’m driving at.

      • Just A Citizen says:


        Why do you support a “single payer” system??

        I thought you on the left hated monopolies and viewed them as “inefficient”.

        • Been through this many times before. Suffice to say, I believe we as a society should provide health care to all.

          Now, how we go about that is a different question. Many options out there to choose from, or at least use and expand upon to suit our needs.

          • Just A Citizen says:


            I know you think we should provide health care to everyone. What I did not understand is your constant support of “single payer”.

            Or do you really mean single payer for the “poor”.

            However, lets test your basic assumption. Not on the grounds of rights, theft and all that stuff. Just on the practicality of carrying out your “belief”.

            The Health Care industry, before the ACA, comprised 17% of the GDP, when it as at 14 trillion. That is a cost of 680 BILLION, as of the time when the Dems elected to pass a 780 billion stimulus that blew up the deficit and debt. That COST would comprise 34% of the existing TAX REVENUES.

            And this is before the baby boomer costs come to full bear on the economy. It also represents Health Care when it was constrained by Cost. Imagine what that number will look like without constraints. Which is what will happen if “we provide health care to all”.

            • When did I ever see a wholeheartedly support the ACA?

              I’ve said I believe many aspects of it to be a step in the right direction.

              And no, by ‘single payer’ I mean universal coverage for all…not just the poor.

              • Just A Citizen says:


                I did not say you supported the ACA, wholeheartedly or otherwise. All though I know you support certain aspects and that you once felt it was a “start towards single payer”.

                Now you are using “universal coverage” but not single payer. My question was whether you are calling for single payer. It seems you are not and don’t care what system is in place as long as EVERYONE has health care.

                Which brings me back to my comments on the COSTS of such a “belief system”.

                Is that really where you think we should be headed. Funding a 680 billion to over 1 trillion dollar program annually to cover health care costs?? Consuming 34% or more of the tax revenues?

                Does DEBT matter in your view? If so how are you going to pay this Health Care bill??

                Oh, and how are you going to get everyone health care when there are not enough health care providers?? Is conscription into the medical field the next big thing on the horizon?

              • My apologies for the confusion — I routinely use ‘single payer’ and ‘universal coverage’ as catchphrases. As I’ve said in the past, I don’t know precisely how I would structure it, but you get the gist.

                The cost!? The U.S. is out of control when it comes to health care costs. Just compare the U.S. with any other nation. There is absolutely no reason to believe we can’t fashion a system that will significantly lower costs while at the same time maintaining results.

      • Boy….I see a great difference in the definition of single payer vs universal coverage. …..I know of NO single payer system anywhere in the world and I do not see a truly Universal system anywhere in the world……including the Scandanavian countries. Every country that I have investigated shows both…a private as well as universal….Canada has a private market…..England has a private market….Denmark and Finland have private markets…..and in a switch of late, in England and Canada, if you are in a private market, you get a tax credit….meaning that you do not have to pay for others…..however, the big caveat is that……if you lose your private market, you have a version of tax recapture AND you cannot get in the Universal coverage for one year.

  43. @ Buck. This brings up some good questions. Let me begin with the CCL issue. If States must accept a marriage license and a drivers license from another State, then why not is the same applied to a CCL? But this actually goes to a more important question. Why have the licenses anyway, when criminals don’t follow the law anyway? Which leads me to registration. Why do some Lefties want registration, knowing full well criminals won’t follow the law? I have these answers, but curious as to your views.

    • 1) CCL is different than marriage and a driver license. Again, please apply rational basis review.

      2) Why have any laws then?

      3) Again, why have any laws?

      • CCL’s require background checks, Marriage and Drivers licenses don’t. Why have laws? To PUNISH those who have done wrong. Laws don’t stop crime, police are not out there to stop crime or protect people (the latter by SCOTUS ruling).

        Licenses are government control and do not stop crime. Gun registration only has ONE purpose, confiscation. There is no other logical purpose.

        Why can’t you answer a question, without asking a question? Seems like your avoiding having to answer, by playing silly lawyer games.

        • It’s often easier and more effective to answer a question with a question. Maybe this has something to do with my occupation, though I’ve done this long before I ever decided to go to law school.

          Meanwhile, you still haven’t answered my question…

          • If you mean “Why have laws at all”? That’s a good question. Most people really don’t need them, just reading material. Lawyers need them, to make money. Good people need morals and ethics. Those who don’t possess those attributes will find their fate at the hands of those, in defense of self, family, or property.

            So let me ask you, why do we need laws?

            • The question I meant was your application of rational basis review to CCL.

              As to why have laws, in part, laws are a means of delineating unacceptable behavior in society and establishing a baseline for punishment.

              • As for the CCL, why isn’t the license, applicable in all States , per the 14th Amendment? Drivers licenses, including CDL’s, which are quite restrictive are. Under the 14th, all special licensing should be nationwide acceptable, as is a marriage license, which now, under the 14th, includes same sex couples.

              • Actually, CCL license holders get a good background check, far beyond what anyone with a drivers license gets. A CDL license holder can drive a semi full of flammable explosive fuel that could put a bridge out of commission. A CCL holder might be able to chip the paint a little. Laughable.

              • Buck…I have to ask this question……why is a CCL ANY different than a marriage license or driver’s license or any other license? It is what it is…a license. Besides, a driver’s license is far more dangerous than a CCL in terms of deaths and costs… why the difference?

  44. Mexico Is World Leader in Child Pornography: Officials

    Written by Marguerite Cawley
    Friday, 27 September 2013

  45. Just A Citizen says:

    Buck accidently raised an idea.

    I wonder what SCOTUS would do if some states Stopped recognizing the drivers licenses of other states?

    Is the current recognition due to memorandum of understanding between the states or did Congress pass some law ages ago saying the States must accept them? Anyone know for sure?

    If it is the latter case and given that the Second Amendment clearly protects a private citizens right to bear arms, why would not the license of one state have to be recognized in another. That is clearly the “modern interpretation” of the 14th Amendment.

    • Not sure of the exact reason why states recognize licenses issued in other states, but I believe there is an exception for ages – if a state issues a license at a younger age than another state, I do t believe the other state must recognize that license.

      Some additional food for thought!


    The Feds are hard at work protecting the people from those evil Islamic terrorists…..NOT

  47. Now I have no problem with money going to help victims-but 29 million for 9 families-seems excessive-and what do they mean a %-what are they using the rest of the money for? And how and who makes the decisions on who, when, and how much is given-this is the first I’ve heard of this fund.

  48. Just A Citizen says:

    Finally, some real action by Congress to resolve a real problem created by Congress. The first critical step is gong to happen soon. They are going to organize a “commission”. A freakin commission.

    I have an idea for these idiots. Go ask the tribe your trying to help what works and what doesn’t work. Then follow through.

  49. New employment opportunities for Veterans in Texas as well as new opportunities for disabled veterans.

    Disabled Veterans in Texas are available for hire on a daily basis to the amusement parks for groups of 6 or less. Hire a disabled veteran and take them to an amusement park and go straight to the front of the line….disabled persons can take up to 6 people to the front of the line or to the wheelchair portal. The going rate is $250 to $500 per day.

    The second windfall is for non disabled Veterans with conceal carry licenses….in view of the on going threat of violence and the fact the Federal Government is incapable of proper security, Veterans are being hired out for body guards to go with families, church groups, etc to Texas beaches, amusement parks, etc. We have organized Texas veterans into several types of levels. Good employment opportunities on a contract basis.

  50. Watch Greece closely…..they have refused to change their spending habits and are very close to default. The Euro is not going to prop them up any longer without austere spending cuts…..Greece is threatening to leave the Euro. People are only able to get small amounts of their cash out of ATMs…..Greece has also threatened to close borders to not let people in or out. In other words, a return to the socialist states. Greece is not the only country threatening this either….watch closely….Greece has said that they are not going ot reduce the pensions and benefits that is bankrupting them.

    If Greece goes this way and the Euro is no longer the currency….tourism will be severely curtailed according to the Greece Minister of tourism.

    Also, the 1 ounce gold Drachma ( collectors coin ) has been taken off the market. It is not even being sold at the current 1 ounce gold pricing. This is the first 1 ounce gold coin that is not going to offer a return even for the weight of gold.

    If Greece defaults this Tuesday as it appears they will, they will not be the only one. The Euro is dying a quick death if this happens….Greece owes the IMF 1.8 billion and, so far, there is no extension on the horizon.

    Combine that with the fact that the Chinese are devaluing their currency and the Russians are on schedule to do the same as has Japan already………the USD will become exceedingly strong….which is also a problem with trade imbalances.

    Europes countries that went decidely left leaning with socialism are broke. There is no money left and Germany will not keep supporting the Euro if austere and drastic cuts are not made in Greece, Italy, Spain, France, and Portugal. The swiss has also manipulated the franc in response. Things are happening….and the socialist countries are failing.

    Markets | Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:25am EDT
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    • Good Day Colonel 🙂 I have read that Greece, with help from a Swiss company, has been printing new Drachma bills for some time now. I guess now they have enough.

  51. For all, there is a new thread posted.

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