What Was That?

th3KLHL33NDespite being the second worse terrorist attack in the country, the investigators of this attack have done something very odd that should be looked at much closer.  Just days after this religious based attack on Americans, the killers home was opened up to the media.  This I find to be unprecedented and a clear sign that this whole story needs to be questioned.  My feeling is that the FBI knew who went in and out of that house, probably for months or years in advance of this act of cowardice.  Hence, no need for a comprehensive investigation to FIND out this important information.

thEP8L4M7BThen we get Obama Bin Lyin on the TV spouting off about gun control, instead of the real problem……HIM.  My position on any type of gun control is well documented.  People are buying guns in droves and getting some training to boot.  This year will likely be a record year for the sale of guns and possibly ammo.  There is something in the air, a feeling that can’t be described, that is taking over the minds of millions.  Faith in the Federal government, all three branches, is seriously low.  When these idiots on the Left start spouting off about gun control, the less people trust them.  WHY?  Because when governments take the peoples means of self defense against the government, it has ALWAYS ended very poorly for the people.  It may takes years or even decades, but an unarmed populace always become the victims of tyranny against them.

In conclusion, this event in California should be cause for great concern.  I’m not talking about terrorist’s either.

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  1. gmanfortruth says:

    A new thread to speed up the process 🙂

  2. gmanfortruth says:

    d13thecolonel says:

    December 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm (Edit)

    I looked at Diane “stupid steins” introduction of the assault weapons ban of 2015.

    She listed the weapons she would ban……now….someone go look at it and see if she banned the Browning Automatic rifle…..known as BAR……the M1 Gerand and the M1 or M2 .30 cal carbine. Did I miss it?

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Colonel, This is a clear example of government wanted to take away the very guns that would be needed to shove their tyranny up their ass. I can’t believe how much more clearer the Left can be in their intentions. They are telling US that they want to RULE, period.

  3. Also thought it was odd that Cair had that press release so quickly. Why did they so much about what had occurred?

  4. And, I know this will upset some….but if they do come for guns….they better come prepared. Mine will not be surrendered.

  5. Just A Citizen says:

    Something of interest. I found this statement in a paper on the attempts to “liberalize” or “reform” Islam. This included the various efforts to “modernize” the religion and what happened to many. Several were executed by the new “reform movement” of Wahabi.

    Here is the interesting statement:

    “In Iran a generation later, Mohammed Mosaddeq seems to have held the view (per Roy Mottahedeh) that Shi’a jurisprudence allowed a central role for common sense and for parliaments to pick and choose from Islamic law such dogmas as were appropriate to the modern situation at hand. With that approach, if the CIA and the British oil interests and the shah had not got to him first, he undoubtedly would have faced a challenge sooner or later from the ayatollahs. ”

    In my interpretation. The left’s, and Anarchist’s, practice of using Msaddeq’s overthrow as a rationalization for the Ayatollah’s revolution if FALSE. Nothing but a rationalization. Because if he was a reformer or liberal then he would have been deposed as well. Because the fundamentalist movement had already begun.

    Other interesting point, deserving of “thought of the day”.

    Islam’s equivalent of Christianity’s “reformation” already occurred. It happened in the early 20th century and was led by a fellow named Wahabbi. The Islamic Reformation led to the epitome of traditional Islam………….Saudi Arabia.

    • Very interesting indeed.

    • People are starting to finally catch on. The religion is much more than a religion, it is a Political Philosophy.

      The other 20th Century attempt was Attaturk. He knew that you had to break the two apart. So did the Shah, so did everybody in Egypt from Nasser on up. The dictators, Quadafi, Saddam and Assad also knew it. We through our incredible bumbling have upset the entire apple cart.

      Americans are just not good with Third World countries. Hearkens back to “The Ugly American”. We absolutepositivelynoway get it!

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Mosaddeq was seriously pushing to nationalize Iran’s oil production. Currently owned and run but Great Britain’s interests. The Shah was trying to reign his PM in saying we were not ready to run them ourselves. He wouldn’t back down. He was removed from office by the Shah and replaced with another person, who turned out to be a real incompetent PM. The Shah brought back Mosaddeq who started up his desire to nationalize the oil. Britain would not stand for it but also was unable to stop it themselves, they needed help. Enlist the US by raising the communist spectre. The Shah left for safekeeping while the CIA and Britain cleaned out Mosaddeq, who I believe lived under house arrest for the rest of his life. The Shah returns and everyone lives happily until after the mid-seventies and the oil embargos during the Yom Kippor war. The Shah and Faisal were pushing for nationalization again, Faisal was assasinated coincidently by a US educated princeling. Saudi’s got the hint and King Kalid started begging the Shah to back off nationalization. The Shah was shortly there after deposed and we get the ayotollas. Simplified version of those events.

      But the US needed to destablize the USSR’s southern muslim countries and their client states with a wide haired radical like Khomeni. The Shah posed NO threat to the USSR. All that plays out from ’79 onward and continues today.

  6. gmanfortruth says:

    http://personalliberty.com/fake-mass-shootings-help-end-gun-free-stupidity/

    Interesting concept, but I just don’t see it making an impact. The Liberal Left will never understand what personal responsibility is because they live in a Utopia in their minds that does not in reality exist. It makes me shake my head when something bad happens and within short order the Libby’s are calling for some new law, acting as if one more law will stop the next bad person. That is their Utopia, devoid from reality.

  7. gmanfortruth says:

    So the FBI can’t read encrypted messages from a terrorist, but Obozo thinks the Feds can vet Syrian migrants. Trump has this one spot on.

  8. gmanfortruth says:

    My list of problems we are facing in this country, in order of importance to me: The bloated, corrupt Federal Government, Left Wing ideology, criminals (including radical Muslim terrorists) and the Lame Stream Media. Fix all of these and things will be far more peaceful, including no more interfering in foreign governments (Libya, Syria, Ukraine). Get rid of criminals, repeal all the poor gun laws nationwide and have Constitutional carry for all. Call out the MSM for their lying propaganda nonsense that is screwing up the minds of people. I haven’t figured out how exactly to fix the Lefty ideology just yet, but the top 3 solutions would be a good start.

    • If you could fix the left wing ideology, that would go a long way in also fixing the bloated Federal Gov.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        I’m not so sure of that, but it wouldn’t hurt. The Republicans are just as guilty as the Democrats for what we have today. I would venture to say that the Federal government as a whole can be cut by 3/4’s or more and do a much better job.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          gman

          You confuse “political party” for “ideology”.

          The “lefty” ideology is present in both parties. The “conservative” ideology is present in only one party. The “libertarian” ideology is present in two or more parties.

          If you were to eliminate the lefty as in “P” progressive ideology you would eliminate most of the Dem party, but not all, and much of the Rep. party, but not all.

          The Dem party still has a contingent of more “traditional liberals”, although even this group is stuck on “welfare” as a Govt. role.

  9. gmanfortruth says:
  10. gmanfortruth says:

    Those pesky Hillary emails are coming back to haunt the old witch. It seems we could have sent troops to Benghazi when it was under attacked, had the State Department gave the green light. There sure were a lot of lies told on this matter. Lies, the Obama administration explained in 4 letters.

  11. Question……if Trump gets to and begins to win primaries…..does he get the nomination?

    I say..NO……..he will not get it.

    • Then they will have to contend with a third party candidate and I won’t begin to bet how that will turn out. Personally been remembering ’64 and Goldwater. Similar circumstance. The party stalwarts hated Barry and did everything to stop him…..unsuccessfully. The Republicans got away from brokered conventions long before the Dems (they waited till after ’68). If he takes the delegates, he takes the convention unless there is a rules change or massive defections from people who ran as pledged Trump delegates.

      As I am starting to point out to my more liberal friends, they have missed it, the pendulum finally reached its farthest point left and has started to swing back. I did not want this to happen because where it will go on the other side is totally unpredictable.

      Funny thing is, the grassroots “silent majority” sentiment is just the culmination of a whole lot of leftist “victories”. The people see for the first time that we are no longer a Republican Democracy. The Courts, the media, the establishment, the minorities (not racial minorities) run the country and the majority, no matter how big, be damned. As long as that did not effect people they were willing to, as usual , let it go. It is now threatening the very core of their beliefs.

      As Reagan struck a chord with the people regardless of party affiliation, so does Trump. This could all probably have been avoided had Reagan not picked Bush as his running mate/ successor. Eight years of Reagan were a warm up to what should have happened next, instead we went back to business as usual with the consummate insider and the man who hung the term “voodoo economics” around the neck of every supply sider for the next century!. To make the conservative change necessary to put the country back on track to individual responsibility and prosperity, we need 4 to 8 years of a Trump followed by 4 to 8 years of another in sync outsider. We must turn three seats on the SC. we started talking about it the other day. While JAC was fairly on mark about local municipalities and “gun rights”, the court held in Heller that “reasonable restrictions” can be imposed only. There is nothing reasonable in the ordinance they refused to rule on nor in the case of places like New York City. I feel the court today, would not rule on Heller the same.

      There is one other thing about Trump that I wonder about. Is he enough of a populist to tell the courts to go to hell?

    • gmanfortruth says:

      I agree Colonel. I just don’t think the caucus states will nominate him. The States that vote are a no brainer when using computers to vote, the RNC will get their man in (Carly is clearly not going to get it). Now, wouldn’t it be interesting if Trump did get the nomination? That might help prove that voting isn’t as rigged as many, myself included, think it is. These are interesting times.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13

      Interesting couple of facts. Since the first stories were printed about how the “establishment” could keep Trump from the nomination, Trump’s position has become STRONGER.

      However, if the primaries were held today NONE of the Republicans would qualify for the nomination. Because the winner must have a “MAJORITY” of the delegates from at least states. It is not clear if this means before “winner take all” is applied or if it reflects the State’s primary election results.

      I scanned State level polling data to see if there were any revelations. I found a couple interesting things happening.

      Kasich had Ohio until recently. Trump leads by narrow margin. But this is over a month old.

      Fiorina is in second in California, again close to Trump.

      Trump is leading in Texas and Florida. Cruz is second in Texas and within striking distance, but Rubio is way back in Florida.

      Trump is leading in every state I could find.

      However, Trump’s lead in the “western” and “rocky mtn” states is much slimmer than in the………..wait for it……………. North East. That is correct. Trump’s biggest leads are in the blue blood, Yankee controlled north east. His second biggest leads are in the Southeast. If held today, Trump would carry ALL the States holding primaries before March 1st. Missouri is the only early state where he has a “slim” lead.

      Now as to your belief. I have shared the same all along. However, the R’s thought they were clever in rigging their primary process. It may now be working against them. The only way for Trump to be beaten is for the RNC to convince its “shills” to drop out soon. The remaining 70% of the party has to rally around ONE candidate that IS NOT BUSH.

      But Cruz is going to make it very hard for that person to be RUBIO or anyone else acceptable to the establishment.. I could easily see a 30/30/30 split in the voting with 10% remaining, which is not enough to give any candidate the 50% plus 1 delegates needed for nomination.

      I did not think this possible but I see Cruz as the possible nominee, especially if Bush and Kasich stay in. I think the angry R voters will start to see Cruz as a “more presidential” candidate who will carry the same issues as Trump.

      Trump could hand it to Cruz by dropping out and supporting Cruz. But I think his ego will not allow it. He has felt the spotlight and now I think he believes he can win.

      I will now go out on a limb that causes me much distress. Trump CAN WIN the nomination and I think the general election. But that can only happen if Trump figures out how to control himself and start acting like a President. If he makes this transition, without changing his positions, he CAN win.

      Ironically, it is the MSM and the establishment Republicans that have given him this chance. He has them by the short hairs over this “banning Muslims” garbage they have all been spewing. All he has to do is replay his speech about this issue which clearly shows the MSM and his opposition are LYING about his proposal and the basis for it. The distrust of the media and the establishment grows as a result. And the more people distrust these two the more likely they will vote Trump.

      By the way, he may have offered up a glimpse into his thinking with the proposed moratorium on visitors and immigrants. He stated it was needed until we “figure out why they hate us so much”. So what if he finds out it is because we are in the Middle East and because we prop up Israel? Will the nationalist/isolationist then come forward to pull us from the region, leaving it to Russia or whomever thinks they can handle the heat??

      Cruz must also make a change in his presentation. He needs to study how Rubio has changed his delivery and means of “discussing” issues. Cruz still sounds like he is debating on the floor of the Senate or in the Chambers of the Supreme Court when he talks to people. If he can become more personable and explain how his vision will not leave the poor and sick on the streets, he could take it all.

      The saddest thing for me in all this is that I will not get to see Carly Fiorina take on Hillary in a nationally televised debate. I so wanted to see that!!!!

      My personal ranking has changed to:

      Paul
      Cruz
      Fiorina
      Rubio

      Not much real change except I moved Rubio down due to his comments about Govt. taking care of people. Fiorina still bothers me on her proposed intervening in the middle east but has it over Rubio on DOWNSIZING the Federal Govt.

      Now my Biggest change in view point is from Trump “cannot” and “will not” win to Trump COULD WIN. And of course the same holds for Cruz.

      I knew Cruz was a darn smart politician but he is turning out to be sharper than I thought. Maybe there are some cows to go with that hat.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Guess I should have scanned the news sites first. Looks like the Washington Post agrees with me. Of course this means Cruz is about to get CRUCIFIED. The few comments to the article are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how the Dems/Left plan on attacking Cruz.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/12/09/fact-ted-cruz-is-in-the-catbirds-seat-to-win-the-republican-nomination/

        P.S. Notice how you can tell what the left is by watching what they say about others. Notice how the left is now howling about both Trump and Cruz being “fascists”.

      • I really like Paul. I haven’t found an issue on which I disagree with him. I can’t say the same for anyone else. Maybe I’m just a Libertarian at heart? If Paul could appear a little less ‘cocky’ that would help him. And I think he should get a voice coach to teach him how to lower his voice an octave or two. 🙂 I also think Fiorina would make a good V.P. for Paul or Cruz.

        I just don’t know about Trump. ((shrugs)) I still think he’s a shill. He doesn’t seem to have a plan for anything he says. He just says what he knows the majority of the people want to hear. I still don’t think he will get the nomination. Even if he does, it will not matter.

        • I don’t think you have to worry. Trump has something that has been missing since Reagan and Eisenhower before him, competence.

          The secret to managing anything from a 25 employee office to the Country is competence, the ability to know yourself and your limitations, set the example, pick the right people, let those people, with only basic supervision do the job, work together as a team.

          A very telling statement of Trump’s was that running the country will be easier than running his company. I really think that Reagan and Eisenhower would have gotten that.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13thecolonel

      Sorry for the long winded response. I slipped into my old habit of pontificating ad nauseum.

      If Trump wins the first states, and if the polls hold, he will win the nomination. The rules set up to allow Bush to win with 25% will work in Trump’s favor.

  12. Hey, although non of yous will be voting for my guy (Bernie Sanders), please do something about letting Hillary Clinton walk away with the election. Or do you believe, as I’m starting to believe, that Trump is a Manchurian candidate for Hillary?

    Anyways, get to work on this, pronto. In the meantime, have a great holiday(s), one and all … Your favorite pinko from the Outer Regions …

  13. gmanfortruth says:

    Something to ponder. The MSM, along with MANY politicians, including Republicans, have hammered Trump for calling for a TEMPORARY ban on allowing Muslim’s into the country until there is a better process of vetting. What I’m liking is that the people ain’t buying the the bullshit half truths and outright lies being spewed by them. The MSM is losing their ability to lead the people through propaganda. The alternative media is growing incredibly fast and people are waking up. These are remarkable times. There is a change that I’m seeing in the way people are looking at the Federal Government. No wonder they want gun control, the corrupt Federal government (less those who support the 2nd) are totally frightened by the armed populace. We are their true enemy and we are growing weary of their bullshit.

    • I have noticed a change in attitude in the comments of different articles and forums. Maybe people are starting to wake up? We shall see.

  14. gmanfortruth says:

    A year-long investigation by the House Armed Services Committee has concluded that the Obama administration broke the law in swapping five Taliban members for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — and went out of its way to hide the negotiations as they were happening.

    The report said the administration broke a law requiring it to give members of Congress 30-days advance notice of any detainee transfers from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, where the senior Taliban leaders were held.

    It also found that it misled reporters and lawmakers about a potential prisoner exchange. Congress was instead notified just hours before the May 2014 transfer took place.

    Bergdahl, who is facing charges of desertion, had left his base in Afghanistan in 2009, and was subsequently captured and held hostage for five years.

    “At the time, there were rumors that on-again, off-again talks about a prisoner exchange, which had broken down several years earlier, might be underway again, but the administration repeatedly suggested to reporters and to Congress that nothing significant was going on,” the report found.

    The report also found that the administration also kept some defense officials who would normally work on transfers out of the loop. The administration has said it feared a leak of the swap would scuttle the deal and could endanger Bergdahl’s life.

    “Our report finds that the Administration clearly broke the law in not notifying Congress of the transfer,” said the committee’s Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas).

    NOW for the big question. If someone broke the law (Obozo) then what will be the repercussions? I say NONE because the law no longer applies to our elected slave masters.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      About as much as was done when a Democrat controlled committee accused Bush of breaking laws.

      If a law was actually broken then there are two avenues. One, DOJ would have to prosecute. Two, Congress could impeach.

      The crime does not rise to the standard needed for impeachment. This leave the DOJ to prosecute.

      But what is the penalty for breaking this law?? What penalty if any is written in US Code. I expect there is none. Because this is a “law” that is really a direction from Congress to POTUS. In short, it is not a law as we the people would think of a law.

      Of course it does confirm the erosion of separated and delimited powers in the Constitution.

  15. Can we just call any of these “trans” what they are? Complete break from reality has previously been called mental illness. Let’s go back to that.

    http://www.mrctv.org/blog/52-year-old-father-lives-6-year-old-girl?utm_campaign=naytev&utm_content=5669ced7e4b03bdb25b13b75

  16. I was reading some local news today. One article was about a task force made up of ATF, State Police, and Local Police performing a sweep through Indianapolis based on ‘surveillance’ looking for drugs, guns, and CASH. The war on cash continues…

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Youngstown Ohio used to get Federal grants, which they used to flood the streets with cops from many different agencies. They claimed they wanted to get the drugs and illegal guns off the streets. The result of one such flooding of the streets resulted in a whole 4 arrests, which were warrants for not paying speeding tickets. It did turn out to be a boon for the city, with close to a thousand tickets issued for things such as burnt out tail lights and not using turn signal when turning. They did this during the morning hours and it ended at dark. They used the grant for revenue production. Nobody in Youngstown paid much attention, so they did it a few more times, basically the same results. We have a government problem in this country.

  17. gmanfortruth says:
    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Still a good read even though it was written quite some time ago. it is timeless.

      “It Can’t Happen Here” by Sinclair Lewis.

  18. gmanfortruth says:

    The propaganda machines are churning the whole “Brokered” nominee at the convention. WOW, Didn’t I say some time ago that the RNC would get their man? I believe I was told everything is on the up and up and the one legitimately voted for will win. With this propaganda already being started, the sheople should be plenty brainwashed into believing that the “Brokered” Nominee is the one the voters want (versus the one they really want). This is getting funnier by the day. An old hag with a history of lies and deceit on one side and whomever the powers that be choose on the other. Hilarious! How the hell can anyone believe this crap is legitimate?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      gman

      Actually, what you said was that they would get BUSH. Long way to go before that comes true.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Roger that JAC! That hasn’t changed, just watching how their going to pull it off. I still stand by Bush v. Clinton.

  19. Yes…..I have seen the brokered reports and I am not surprised.

  20. gmanfortruth says:
  21. http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/12/11/larry-kudlow-ive-changed-this-is-war-seal-the-borders-stop-the-visas/

    I don’t know much about Larry Kudlow and his position on things since I rarely watch the talking heads and do not get cable. I find it funny that after 7 years, the talking heads are starting to see that Obama’s suit is thinner than the gowns on Oscar night. Unfortunately they will think that they can fix the problem by supporting Hilliary and bashing any Republican they can.

    • Larry is an amnesty, open borders, cheap lawn service kind of guy. Drives me totally nuts. Up to a month ago he was virulently anti-Trump. Is now quiet.

      Interesting guy, former drunk, converted to Catholicism by Bill Buckley and quite a booster. Economic positions are mostly pretty good but one of those “free traders” who just does not get it. Until now, maybe?

  22. gmanfortruth says:

    Here is what’s going around that maybe D13 can confirm or deny. I’m guessing it’s FALSE. Police are supposedly being briefed that ISIS has planned a multi pronged attack in 25-50 cities on Dec 24th, around Noon (it didn’t say EST or PST). I’m only putting this up because this is reasonable, yet unconfirmed. Christmas Eve day is a busy shopping day and many people go to church services at Midnight. All soft targets for terrorist’s.

    • We have seen various reports and chatter all along the frontera….( border )….one thing that Isis has become good at is mis-information. They use a lot of it to see if we bite and pull resources. We do not,…at least not in my A/O. They also use mis-information through “moles”….to test our communications security. So…..I do not know what is hoing to happen nor are we planning on beefing up anything that is not already on our radar screen.

  23. gmanfortruth says:

    This has also been making the rounds: http://teapartyeconomist.com/2015/12/12/video-eyewitnesses-in-san-bernardino-three-tall-white-men/

    The article puts it together nicely. The “three tall white” men that witness’s reported seeing went quickly in the dust bin and never spoken of by the media shortly after these reports went out. A few things not mentioned in the article….Obama talks about gun control immediately after the shooting…..No other violence occurred in the 4 hours that the black SUV was missing (not exactly how terrorists would operate)….Why would the couple shoot through rolled up side windows?….An investigation into the two terrorist’s were nixed by the administration because of political correctness (does anybody buy that line of bullshit).

    Early conclusions: The FBI were all over these people and had everything to do with the bombs NOT going off, they probably provided the materials needed to ensure they wouldn’t explode. The couple were patsies and didn’t actually do the shooting, it was done by contract mercenaries hired by the Feds. The home of the Terrorists were opened up to the media within days, something that would be unprecedented considering the explosive materials inside. The official story has more holes than Swiss cheese.

    That my friends is your conspiracy theory for the week (at least until a new one crops up)! 🙂

  24. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    I thought everyone might like this. We have discussed this revenue enhancement policy by government before.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-missouri-town-demands-substantive-due-process/2015/12/11/609d0e6c-9f60-11e5-8728-1af6af208198_story.html

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I used to observe the way different States handled motor vehicle “maintenance” issues. States that had annual or bi-annual inspections of vehicles usually had the worst cars on the road. The police only stopped and ticketed if the “inspection” stickers was up to date. Regardless of the condition of the car. California, back in the dark ages, had NO annual inspection process. Only when getting the 1st tag. After that it was just plain random. The State Police would set up road blocks that narrowed traffic and officers would observe your vehicle. If it appeared non-complient to obvious maintenance issues, they stopped you and were given a much more “official” inspection. There were NO fines involved. Just get it fixed and present the repaired vehicle to the nearest State Police barracks and move on. Go beyond the time set for repair which was reasonable, then a fine might be assessed for willful violation. Moving violations were subject to fines and court as normal.

      I’m sure that policy has changed though. But T-Ray living in CA can confirm or deny.

      • NJ has state inspection points included in the registration fee. You can also go private if you want to pay extra.

        Inspections were pretty damn tough here. When they instituted the air pollution inspections everything came to a screaming halt. What had taken an hour or so now became four or five, Burning gas on the line all the while. They fixed it, fixed it and fixed it again. Nothing helped. Then we went to dynamic testing on the rollers while the sensor was stuffed up the tailpipe. Now we were at six and seven hour waits. They “solved” that by dropping testing for anything BUT emissions. So, no brakes, horn, lights, wipers did not matter anymore.

        Finally, they just surrendered. Buy a new car and you get a FIVE YEAR inspection sticker! So, since I regularly trade in the car after 4 years I have not had to do an inspection for over a decade. Even when I was on the job, my work vehicle was leased for three.

        • I’ve lived in IL, PA, MD, MA, NJ & CA. While in school in PA, I kept my car licensed in IL so I did not have to go through their safety lane. They were the worst in that they punched holes in mufflers and allowed no cancer on the car. Since I had an older snow belt car, it had plenty of rust so would have failed. Being a student, I had no money to buy a newer car. I do remember having a brake light problem once. I got pulled over by State College Police. No mention of the non-working brake lights. I had just discovered the problem and immediately fixed it but it reoccurred. This time I had driven all the way from PA to IL. Drove by one IL trooper and got pulled over with a warning to fix the brake lights. IL had no inspection at that time so any infraction was cause for being stopped.

          In NJ we had the safety lane at least once a year. What a pain. Long lines for a cursory inspection. They did not pull any wheels to inspect brake pads, just lights, horn, stopping ability, alignment, wipers and later emissions. As far as I was concerned it was a useless inspection. Then they finally allowed private garages to do them. took my aging Opel Manta to one who tinkered with the carb to make it pass CO. Never could get that car to run right afterwards.

          PA and NJ were notorious for cars with burned out lights. The police ignored them. IL on the other hand did not and the incidents of such problems were much lower.

          CA requires a smog test every other with a five year pass on new vehicles. This is the treadmill test. Never had a car fail but it still is an expensive pain in the arse. Cars older than thirty years get a pass. My ’71 Opel GT falls in that category. Have not heard of any CHiP road blocks for inspections in the 23 years I have been here. I do occasionally see specially equipped CHiP officers doing a road side inspection on trucks.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Here in NC, Inspection, registration and taxes are all linked. It is easy/ Used to be inspection didn’t line up with registration and none aligned with taxes. Now you get the notification of due date. You roll into any inspection place. 10 minutes at best. That links to the DMV. Go online and pay registration and taxes all at once. The sort it out. In a few days you get your little sticker for your plate and done. No more stickets all over your windshield, big enough for the cops to see, plus obstructing your vision..

  25. Funny thing happened on my way to fill up my gas tank yesterday.

    I usually stop at the “Delta” cheap gas station which replaced the Stickna brothers Gulf Station when they finally retired. They were an interesting crew, two brothers, WW 2 vets who opened the garage after the war I guess using their GI benefits. .

    Anyway, the Delta operators in my area are all Paki’s. A more obnoxious crew you never met. Never give eye contact, always on the cell phone with the earbuds in rambling away in Pashtu while you try to get your tank filled. Usually there is a loudspeaker somewhere blaring away some exotic third world warbling from some Paki version of Whitney Huston. I will put up with a lot of crap for $ 1.75 gas.

    Yesterday, wonder of wonders, I pulled up, received a cheerful good morning Sir, The attendant whom I never heard speak more than “Full”, “cash”, “credit” certainly never thank you or goodbye was effusive in using his English. Next thing you know, my new best friend was commenting on the 60 plus degree weather how nice it was to see me back and could he wash my windshield.

    It isaabsolutelyfriggingamazing what Donald Trump can accomplish!

    • You threw me for a little while until I remembered you can’t pour your own gas in NJ. When I left NJ, the Paki’s were just starting to take over the off brand stations and convenience stores. I usually do not buy gas at off brand stations as I am not sure of its quality. Never tank up when the station is getting a delivery. Good way to get a tank full of dirt and water. Our gas is hovering around $2.50/gal. That is because most of it comes from Alaskan crude which is running out and trans-Pacific tankers. Plus this state has stupid blends and other requirements that make it nearly impossible to bring in out of state finished product. Also there are no pipelines over the mountains. Sacramento had a conniption fit when they found out that the coastal refiners were bringing in trainloads of Bakken crude. But that is what Steyer and Buffet want.

      If Trump triggers a change in multi-culturalism, that would be a good thing. People are tribal. When you parade around in robes, turbans and saris, i a western country then you allow yourself to be ID as another tribe and inherently suspect. This is inbred. It takes cognitive thought to overcome this innate reaction.

      • You can’t pump your own gas-that is weird-why not?

        • NJ, last state in the union to require that service station professionals pump the gas not customers.

          To be honest I don’t mind. I still pay the lowest or second lowest prices in the nation and provide gainful employment to legal aliens and high school kids. A small sacrifice.

          I also have the very good fortune to live in Bergen County the Northernmost county in the State where the Sunday Blue Laws are still in effect. Minuscule retail on Sundays. Our Malls, some of the biggest in the nation, dollar wise, are all closed. Few years back they threw out the old religious reasoning and put it to a plebiscite. People wanted the day off! Rest of the State voted to make Sunday just another shopping day.

          • I loved when we had attendants to fill up our tanks and help in numerous other ways-just seems weird for it to be a law. I don’t know if we ever had a law or not but the attendants seemed to disappear in a short period of time.

            I was out the other night and my wiper blade started jumping around -after I had to stop the second time to put one of them back on-I was so aggrevated I must have jerked it a little harder because it stayed on-but I would have loved to have a gas station I could have let handle the problem 😦 Was more than a little wet by the time I got to bunko and I didn’t win either.

            • Hate when that happens! My wipers played the same game on me recently. Loosing at bunko is still fun with the right crowd. 🙂

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        in NC you ABSOLUTELY pour your own fuel at a marina for your boat. The EPA fines and cleanup are your responsibility not the marina in case you spill fuel into the water. If you can tow your boat, it is best to fuel up at a regular gas station. Same fuel, but a fraction of the costs. But no environmental damage.

  26. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    Continued readings on the “Climate Change” fraud being foisted upon the world by the UN and the globalists.

    http://www.hirhome.com/climate_change/COP-Paris-2015.htm

  27. Just A Citizen says:

    Bwahahahaha…………..

    NAVY rules………..

    army DROOLS……

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Total Series Games: 114
      Series Record: Navy 59–Army 49–Tied 7
      Series Began: 1890, Navy won, 24-0
      Last Meeting: 2014, Navy won, 17-10
      Current Streak: Navy, 13

      • So from now on every new Navy ship comes equipped with its own seagoing tug.

        • Man, I would not, no way in hell want to be that skipper.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          My prediction that the newest destroyers “Zumwalt” class will be a total failure of design. The Navy has already cut the order from 30+ ships to 3. The over-riding theory is that with the bow shaped as it is, that it will go “through” the waves, not over them. The decks will spent more time underwater in anything but calm flat seas with winds under 20 knots. With the decks awash the weapons system will be useless. Much less like clipper ships of old, they could exceed their designed hull speed and literally sail into a hole and sink.With the power needed to drive a destroyer up to 40 – 45 MPH they’ll bury themselves. The Navies of the world found that out 1st with the Monitors, but they were never designed for open ocean warfare, tugs towed them usually. The pre-dreadnought battleships also spent a great deal of time awash.

          The theory has been resurrected by the big racing cat sailboats. They slice through the waves. But rarely in any sea nor in winds exceeding 20 knots.

  28. I really don’t know what is going to happen -Trump may win the primary, he might even win the general. But I somehow just can’t see him winning the general, so I hope he doesn’t win the primary. But from what I’m been reading- I think Trump may end up being responsible for the first real conservative being elected in a long time. But no matter what ends up happening -I’m really glad he is running.

    Go Cruz go

    • I don’t know either but Carson is threatening to jump ship with Trump if the RNC keeps up their BS. The RNC is in a heap of trouble, thanks to a more informed public.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Trump/Carson running third party would be awesome, but I don’t expect it. The establishment will find a way to get their man, Jeb Bush. It doesn’t seem even possible today, but I think things will change when the primaries begin.

  29. Hmmm, I haven’t read an article yet that tells me what they actually agreed to on climate change-but since they all agreed- I assume it is all BS.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      It was a fabricated analysis. An article was posted here on SUFA. Those scientists that allegedly agreed, the 97% when actually interviewed about their conclusions disagreed with the “analysis” saying they agreed. Therefore it’s BS. read the article I posted further up about continued reading on climate change.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Kerry says that nobody is particularly happy with the climate deal, but we have to do something to save the world from catastrophy. Obama says it has got to be made legally binding. So who will oversee our country. Obviously obama does not envision congress or any other agency in our government to do so. leave it to Brussels and the world bodies. The only people happy are the socialists, social justice folks, international business and banks. Who will just print money out of whole cloth and loan it to the governments.

      What really gets me is that all the scientists and government agents including the UN can not understand the “hiatus” of 18 years of no global warming. they absolutely are following Joseph Goebbels mantra……just keep repeating the lie and never alter. The people will eventually accept it as the truth because they will hear nothing else. (paraphrased)

      except in this case like the ACA legislation. the people generally do understand and they do know and the MAJORITY say it’s BS. But the government says “UP YOUR’s” THe IPCC knowingly and got caught tossing data that did not fit the model. They got caught changing data from years past to create the charts they came up with. All since pulled down by the IPCC and the UN but the lie continues. The contempt these dictators hold for the populus is astounding.

  30. gmanfortruth says:

    Happy Sunday Friends!

    As we continue heading towards economic recession on a Global scale, I’m hoping that everyone realizes that this will lead to war, likely a big one. Commodities are at 1999 levels and nothing seems to be able to change that, because without people with money to buy stuff, nothing will be made to be sold. Supply is so huge and demand is seriously lacking. Brazil is now on the verge of tanking, Venezuela is a lost cause as socialism has wiped that country of any wealth, many countries, thanks to the good Ole USA, have been bombed back to the stone ages and now Russia and France have joined in on that little factoid.

    The Democrats are scared shitless by the armed populace, many, many people are getting concerned about our government and a whole lot of them are ready to tell them to F off, literally. With WW3 on the horizon, there is some good news, we aren’t likely to get invaded by a foreign nation anytime soon, however, aliens are another issue :D. Maybe that’s what this planet needs, a “Day the Earth Stood Still” period of time where people can rethink their ideology. The “war to end all wars” isn’t quite 100 years old yet and there is plenty of talk of the next big one.

    Obama has now bloviated about how well he has managed to fool so many morons with the Paris Agreement. Notice it is not a treaty? Well, that’s on purpose because that would put Climate Change under too much scrutiny and that might expose the fraud that it is. Yippee, more wealth redistribution. Good thing I’m already on the lower part of the wealth scale, they can’t steal that much. Much like Obamacare, when the morons who support it find out they are paying for it, support will wane. That’s one of the lessons in Socialism, everyone suffers from fairness, except the elite.

    • Meanwhile…..Michigan is on the comeback. Help wanted signs are up everywhere. Detroit is still blue but exited bancruptcy over a year ago and has a $35 million surplus for the first time since forever (or at least since Motown was booming). I’m in Flag’s corner where he says there will always be commerce. Snyder has said no to Syrian refugees. If gold would rebound, I’d really be happy.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        That’s great! There are always help wanted signs in my area. The problem is that most are low wage jobs. People on assistance make out better by NOT taking those jobs and just collect from Uncle Sugar.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      The powers in Paris very vocally said that Obama has to keep the “Climate” change accord out of our congress’s hands. They have worked constantly to do just that. The Iran deal was a test case and it worked. Until Congress grows some they are effectively useless and Wilsons dream of an administrative government only with congress neutered will be fulfilled.

  31. Ok…for those of you who subscribe to the Christian Faith…..you will be pleased to know that my spousal unit and I visited Six Flags Over Texas recently. We went on what is called Holiday in the Park. Christmas themed with lights and shows and it was really pretty. One thing that I noticed was that there was real Christmas Music…..Country Christmas as well as classical Christmas music played all through the park. In addition, the attendents were dressed in Santa Clause suits, Elves, Reindeer,,,,Nativity Scenes..all Christian oriented. No other religion or theme was present. It was a traditional Christmas theme.

    Then I find out the next morning how many of the illegal children were brought into Texas to three different private church camps….Since Texas said NO way to this through the State government….the Obama Administration knew the score….they have paid to the Baptist Convention, the Assembly of God, and a Catholic Church Camp a grand total of $300 million dollars, collectively, to house these illegals. In the case of the Assembly of God, $230,000 of this hush money was paid to three different democratic house members to help push this through…..all of them non-profit organizations. Public records show that the Assembly of God board of directors each received a $200,000 bonus.

    Money speaks and Christain doctrine takes a back seat……

    In response, the State has said that none of them will receive any sort of public aid nor will they be accepted in public schools. They will not integrate into society. We shall now see what happens….

    It is very hard for me to accept Christian values when money can buy them off.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Our dearly beloved BF’s favorite homily “What are your principles” Obviously those churches have none, if they can be bought like Judas with 10 pieces of silver. It would be interesting to know if any other “secret” side deals were made, like concerning the ACA as an example.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      What your saying Colonel is part of a conspiracy theory that’s been going around for years. Interesting how these theories are becoming reality.

  32. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    The Oath of Office: President of the United States
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    How is it then that the Obama administration and himself have openly conspired with foreign powers and officials to knowingly and advise those parties on how to bypass congress and the protections set down in the constitution. Violating our national sovereignty and subordinating the US to unelected bureaucrats and courts not of our making. And somehow THAT not rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors.

    • He is O’Bama, the great and powerful. He can do anything he wants to. Nobody will stand in his way.

      If you are a white male of a certain age you should be readily able to not only understand this but understand why.

      Should Hillary become President exactly the same will apply. It already is.

    • I wholeheartedly agree-this President should have been impeached along time ago-but as Stephen pointed out-that’s not gonna happen.

  33. There will be no doubt some hand-wringing about “Islamophobia” and further calls to continue the American elite’s fourteen-year track record of whitewashing Islamic beliefs and culture, but I wonder if the media is missing a powerful, largely-uncovered influence on America’s hearts and minds – the experience and testimony of the more than two million Americans who’ve served overseas since 9/11 and have experienced Islamic cultures up-close.

    Yes, they were in the middle of a war – but speaking from my own experience – the war was conducted from within a culture that was shockingly broken. I expected the jihadists to be evil, but even I couldn’t fathom the depths of their depravity. And it was all occurring against the backdrop of a brutally violent and intolerant culture. Women were beaten almost as an afterthought, there was a near-total lack of empathy for even friends and neighbors, lying was endemic, and sexual abuse was rampant. Even more disturbingly, it seemed that every problem was exacerbated the more religious and pious a person (or village) became.

    I spent enough time outside the wire and interacting with tribal leaders to get a sense of the reality around me, but the younger guys on the line spent weeks at a time living in the heart of the local community. I remember one young soldier, after describing the things he’d seen since the start of the deployment, gestured towards the village around us and said – in perfect Army English – “Sir, this s**t is f**ked up.”

    It is indeed. While it’s certainly unfair to judge Indonesia or Malaysia by the standards of Iraq or Afghanistan, it’s very hard to shake the power of lived experience, nor should we necessarily try. After all, when we hear stories from Syria, Yemen, Gaza, the Sinai, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, Mali, Pakistan, and elsewhere they all fit the same depressing template of the American conflict zones. Nor is the dazzlingly wealthy veneer of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or the other Gulf States all that impressive. Tens of thousands of soldiers have seen the veritable slave labor that toils within the oil empires and have witnessed first-hand their casual disregard for “lesser” life.

    But this same experience has caused us to treasure the Muslim friends we do have – in part because we recognize the extreme risks of their loyalty and defiance of jihad. That’s why American officers fiercely champion the immigration of local interpreters, even to the point of welcoming them into their own home. That’s why there’s often an intense connection with our Kurdish allies, the single-most effective ground fighting force against ISIS.
    Two million Americans have been downrange, and they’ve come home and told families and friends stories the media rarely tells. Those stories have an impact, but because of the cultural distance between America’s warriors and its media, academic, and political aristocracy, it’s an impact the aristocracy hasn’t been tracking. Experience trumps idealistic rhetoric, and I can’t help but think that polls like YouGov’s are at least partly registering the results of a uniquely grim American experience.

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360550

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Good find VH. The young soldier is right…sh*t is f**ked up over there.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        I was offered a job in the Gulf way back the early 70’s doing oil exploration. Even by todays standards the money as huge and all expenses paid and tax free. Based on other employees comments, about the lifestyle and hygiene, who had been there before, my answer was thanks but no thanks.

        personal experience with Saudi and Iranian battalions in ’75 totally confirmed those stories.

  34. This guy hits the nail right on the head-this is exactly how I feel!

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360556

    • Wish I was advising Trump. Would have removed the word Muslims and substituted “ALL immigration must stop until we figure out what the hell is going on.”

      The right should take a leaf from the left. Start talking up “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” but NOT the way they mean it. Steal the words! Hammer home the destruction of the middle class. Over and over and over until it sinks in.

      Picked up a 1948 US History text at a fundraiser yesterday. Was interesting the way the hiatus on immigration post WW 1 was described. Made it pretty clear that the pols thought with Europe in such post war chaos, the people coming here would be basket cases at best. Today, we want the basket cases. Though they turned out to be wrong then they also mentioned the ban on Asian immigration was because the Pols thought these folks could NOT assimilate. Hah! were they ever wrong then! Not to say their idea was wrong, just picked the wrong ethnic group to pick on.

      Looking back on the history of how we went from there to here is so interesting. Seems like another planet sometimes. When I get time, I will post the book’s intro about why we study history.

    • We’ve truly reached an insane place, haven’t we?

      • Insane is the right word. All these people trying to convince us that the only way to be moral is to be blindly stupid.

  35. gmanfortruth says:

    http://personalliberty.com/obamas-pathetic-climate-change-deal-2/

    So Obozo agrees to some nonsense in Paris, that will never get funded by Congress and can only be accomplished via nefarious means (bypassing Congress). Can someone explain why we need a monstrously expensive Federal government who don’t follow the law again?

    • Someone needs to explain to me why the leaders of this Country working with the leaders of other Countries to usurp the Constitutionally given powers of Congress is not treasonous?

      • What is to explain. We are talking about a pure leftist agenda that has been left unattended for three decades….we are reaping the results of our own indifference.

  36. Seventy one years ago, Major Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel giving rise to some really great conspiracy theories involving American Spies, plots against Hitler, Axis spies, the SS, a brothel in Paris another assassination plot against Hitler and some other stuff. Anyway let’s take a minute to remember some of the good stuff our parents/grandparents enjoyed. The Great Tex Beneke singing the lead, the Modernaires as back-up and Glen Miller Conducting.

  37. Just A Citizen says:

    It has been that kind of fall. My Seahawks were finally hitting on all cylinders and now no more top tier running back. A one dimensional Hawks cannot win out. Drat.

  38. He HE HEee–I guess we all have to stop eating to save the earth-why do all these grand schemes to save and protect us always seem to lead to death of the human race or at least some of it.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vegetarian-diet-bad-for-environment-meat-study-lettuce-three-times-worse-emissions-bacon-a6773671.html

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I’ve read papers concerning the activities that release huge amount of CO2 into the atmosphere. Farming is up at the top of the list, due to the tilling. I’ve seen and talked to some of these idiots wanting to control how much and put limits on farming. I suggested they lead the way and just kill themselves to advance the cause of depopulation. They looked at me like I had 3 heads and had an expression on their faces of “what who me”?

  39. Well, we have a general with some cast iron balls…going against the administration on Bergdahl….Courts Martial on desertion in face of the enemy……now, let’s see if Obama fires this guy and pardons Bergdahl. Bets anyone?

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Is that still going on? I thought they whitewashed it seeing he’s running around on the touchy feely shows.

  40. Political correctness running amok…again. Just watched an old classic……In Harms Way. John Wayne and a ton of great actors……in one scene where the coast watcher was going to spy upon a Japanese garrison….the original line was ” Why don’t you drop me off in a submarine and give me ten days to sneak upon the little yellow buggers and I will blue print the Jap positions for you.”

    It has been changed…..little yellow buggers changed to “our Japanese friends”. And the word JAP changed to Japanese…..

    sigh……

  41. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    We’ve still been having plenty of rain even though our vicious “non-hurricane” season is long past. The temps have been in the high 70’s and touching the low 80’s. Barometers are tracking a very nice even smooth pulse once a week. This will hold for a bit more. Should be no reason outdoor grilling on Christmas can not be planned. About 8-9 years ago it was similar. Shorts and T’s and grilling Christmas dinner.

    It is to bad that the activists keep repeating the lies of the worst this and the worst that. None of the weather activity meets any of the hype. The activists admit that they just can not understand why the climate did not follow their model. BS data in BS results out. duh. The only reason this has not died yet is that most people just want to be left alone, or say what can I do to change the government (nothing) and the socialist and the global internationalist have it in their teeth and running the “crisis” for all its worth until the people truly wake up. As Hllary said many times “Never let a crisis go to waste”

  42. Just A Citizen says:

    Ladies of SUFA. Time for you to step up and provide us men with some feedback on this.

    Is this how women view “equality”???

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/foreign-women-assess-us-gender-equality_566ef77de4b0e292150e92f0

    • The important thing to remember here is that when the Mooselums take over the REST of Europe, not to let these sniveling wimps in. Let them see what reality is like. The Canucks can have ’em if they want. .

      Remember, we are descended from people smart enough to leave!

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        That is what my relatives used to say……” we were smart enough to leave” We we not content to keep paying the the landlord,”elite” and being told what to do, when to do it, who you could marry etc etc etc. AMERICA was that dream of being of all you could be. NO more. our leaders say we are not exceptional, be damned we were the most unique country on the face of the planet. The problem is, the migrants still believe in the words on the statue of liberty…..get my point? We are becoming now a placeto be from. BUT go where????

        • Just A Citizen says:

          There is no place to run to.

          You either accept the “new legacy” or you fight to restore what has been taken from us.

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            Good lord another insomniac. just got in. Dined al fresco, had some after dinner cocktails out on a new patio….listening to the frustration of 23- 27 year olds about everything we here. they shrug and say ?????

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      What a bunch of bull dukie. My experience even in the UK is that we are regardless of race, gender,creed , color, nationality usually are doing the same mundane jobs. My god when I was in then UK pretty much everyone was depressed but “what can we do about it.” poland a reformed communist country and a low rent Guatamala passing judgment. It’s like Saudi Arabia saying we do not respect women .

  43. Just A Citizen says:

    If you want to understand how an Administration thinks and what their ethical standards are you watch how the agencies behave. Not the nightly news focused on POTUS.

    Now as you read this keep in mind how an Assistant Secretary of Ag was treated by a Federal Judge when said judge decided with the Environmentalists that an Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared to evaluate the affects of Fire Retardant on fish habitat and streams. Even without know which streams might be affected. That Federal Judge threatened the Asst. Sec. with “contempt of court” and jail time. Even thought said Asst. Sec. had no direct authority or responsibility for the EIS in question. That was the US Forest Service’s responsibility.

    These examples of breaking the law are far more serious that the Retardant issue. Yet NOTHING has been done to the Bureaucrats involved.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/12/auditor_epa_broke_the_law_in_social_media_campaign_to_push_water_rule.html

    And they wonder why the population is becoming ever more intolerant of authority figures or our laws themselves.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      It does seem that the bureaucrats are above the law. Oh wait, haven’t I been harping on the corrupt Federal government for a long time now? Yes, yes I have. Glad you are joining in on the fun 🙂

  44. gmanfortruth says:

    OH My! Two people have had a chance to answer a question and both obviously are establishment because both follow the establishment lies… At least Santorum is doing better.

  45. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    How cheap is this brand of warfare? For the aggressor almost nothing. A keystroke costs nothing. Lets bow down and genuflect to the altar of Al Gore who “invented” the internet and the Global Warming/Climate Change crisis.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/los-angeles-unified-school-district-shuts-schools-after-bomb-threat-n480311?cid=par-sy-suddenlink

  46. gmanfortruth says:

    A few observations about last nights idiocy on CNN. In between the two debates, CNN had Anderson Cooper and a panel of people, two of whom claimed to be Conservatives. Let’s just say that CNN needs better actors because anyone could figure out they were far from Conservatives and had NO idea what the hell they were talking about. The first came from the female on the right side (looking at it) when she claimed Lindsey Graham was the leading voice in foreign policy in the GOP. Seriously? The guy was a NEOCON nutcase on stage who appeared like he was in war withdrawal. That was the sorriest excuse for a Presidential candidate I have seen since the first Democrat debate.

    The second moment came from the man on the left side of Cooper, when he asked how the candidates were going to explain how the Feds can look at Facebook acct’s when vetting immigrants? Seriously, this boob thinks that Facebook is covered under the Constitution and the 4th Amendment? CNN didn’t win any marks for their coverage or questioning. Lindsey Graham was horrific and should never have been on any stage. Jeb Bush probably had the most telling moment when he said Trump would not win the nomination. For someone with single digit poll numbers, either he had a lapse in memory or knows something. I’ll guess the latter. I don’t see the polls changing drastically, except for Graham tanking to negative 12 🙂

  47. gmanfortruth says:

  48. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    This is an excerpt from George Will’s latest article about the affect of the Paris “agreement” Apparently the agreement changed one word. The agreement was originally a command “Shall” and changed to a request of “should”.

    “In May 1945, Aneurin Bevan, a leading light among British socialists, said: “This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.” Genius was not required. Socialism — command-and-control government of the sort that climate fine-tuners recommend for the entire planet — soon accomplished this marvel, with coal rationed and the price of fish soaring.”

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Along with the discussion on your posting. In the early 1800’s there was a “black” woodworker in Milton NC. Very famous. He OWNED slaves. Worked in his shop plus on his plantation. His name was Thomas Day. There is a big exibit of his work at the NC museums, but there is NO problem with his slaveholding practices by the activists. Obviously not a two way street on the slavery guilt trip discussion. I almost bought a building that he had invested in “First Bank on North Carolina” which was across the street from his workshop. All the woodwork was original and never touched since installed around 1845. The vault was still inplace and had been converted to a bathroom. Talk about privacy. No kitchen in the house but was in one of the numerous outbuildings. Columns that supported areas on the second floor were actually “topmasts” from the old ship building supply businesses that were along the Tar River. NC’s nickname “The Tarheels” was from the pitch boiled down to tar used in wooden ships of old.

          In New Bern, a revolutionary war supporter, Stanley, ran into financial problems and his “Black” son who was a business and shipping trader bailed him out, he was wealthier.

          What people just do not get is that slavery cuts across ALL races and cultures at anytime in history. The WHITES who transported slaves to the new world picked them up at a trading port and market on the coast. Blacks themselves who had conquered a rival tribe, or muslims brought them in. Just look at when the WHITES even began to explore into the deeper regions of africa. Long after the trade was abolished. The vast majority of the black slaves were taken to posessions that were never part of the eventual USA but those nations get off scot free. The difference is is that the US americans react and can be made to feel guity. Those other nations will tell you to PISS OFF. Get on with it and stop making excuses.

          • A totally flawed view of history coupled with the theory that because “we” were the most successful, “we” must be the most guilty!

            caught a piece the other night on “Beck” about Julia Ward How and the writing of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. She awoke from a dream in Washington during the Civil War and got out of bed to write it thinking it was divinely inspired.

  49. gmanfortruth says:

    Take a big wiff! It smells like status quo. Funny how Ryan isn’t any different than Boehner:
    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/paul-ryan-barack-obama-betray-america-spending-bill/

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Funny how an election year can change the promises of the representative and senators who were elected last year. I doubt if the bill can be reviewed by the people until it becomes “Law” When in the last two years has congress actually not capitulated to Obama’s agenda? Just listening to NPR and the only item they discussed about the Republicans getting was the repeal of the ban on oil exports from America. Why wouldn’t Pelosi support that, when the Dems got everything they wanted lock stock and barrel.

      The hog farms in NC smell better. Actually they are pretty clean, considering, the TURKEY and poultry farms smell far worse.

      • There is nothing worse than pitching chicken s**t.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          You got that right. Talk about foul, fowl. But then CA has granted them rights. The other year I followed a truck carrying birds to a processing plant. It was cold and sleeting. Most of the birds were down and DOA. I have rarely eaten poultry since then.

  50. gmanfortruth says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428641/obama-iran-nuclear-deal-bogus

    Strange how all of this Iran stuff has been talked about and yet is not a legally binding agreement. What a joke our Federal government has become, complete joke. This should hit the MSM in a day or two.

  51. gmanfortruth says:
  52. They didn’t know what they were writing-that makes it even worse!

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=360629

  53. I guess he has to try and make something sound good about this complete betrayal. I’ll remind people who can’t find a job, lose their job, or are killed by unvetted
    “refugees” that they shouldn’t be upset because we can export oil now.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/18/paul-ryan-negotiated-exporting-oil-exchange-importing-syrians/

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      What’s with the beard? Unfortunately, for the republicans their judgement has to be seriously questioned. Couldn’t the lifting of the ban on exporting oil have waited? to give away without argument everything obama wanted on immigration or questionable and unverifiable backgrounds and “NOT” checking any social network pages because it is an invasion of privacy….what our politicians forget is that these people are NOT protected under the Constitution. Oh I forgot and had a senior moment….constitution? what’s that? According to the administration it’s a fossil and is an impediment.

      • You have to remember, in order for a Constitution to have any meaning one must actually have a Sovereign Country.

  54. “That was the semi-hidden trade behind the push for “comprehensive immigration reform” in 2013. “If we’re reasonable with 11 million, if we all give them a pathway to citizenship … then the Democratic Party has to give us the guest worker program to help our economy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    38%
    said in an April 6, 2013 interview with NBC’s David Gregory. “That’s what we’re arguing over,” added Graham, who quietly started the 2013 push just after the 2012 election.”

    That’s what they were arguing about-kinda explains the problem doesn’t it. We’ll give you amnesty and you give us visa’s-everybody is happy-well everyone,except the American people.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/17/ryan-dismisses-opposition-bipartisan-plan-outsourcing-200000-americans-jobs/

  55. Just A Citizen says:

    Some food for your brains this fine Friday. Took 4 hours to clear the snow today. Another hour to recover enough to log on the net.

    https://mises.org/blog/bill-rights-only-good-part-constitution

    P.S. I find his proposed Constitution to be as solid as swiss cheese. But the concept of a SHORT and CONCISE statement is sound. If there is one thing we should have learned by now is you don’t give a governing body open ended authority, no matter how narrow the subject matter.

    • Glad y’all are getting it this year, although I feel your pain. The last two winters about killed me. I’m enjoying some of the global warming this year. 🙂

  56. gmanfortruth says:

    Here I sit, shaking my head after reading several articles about the new Omnibus spending bill. What very few good things it may contain are simply smothered by the bad stuff that a majority of the American people do not want, like funding the ridiculous Syrian refugees and other Middle East immigration. I really don’t care at this point that all Muslim’s are not terrorists, because all terrorists are Muslim. What the Republican controlled Congress has done is told everyone who thinks their vote matters is that their vote only matters on election day, because after that it don’t mean shit! Hopefully, this most recent “bitch slap” to the heads of the believers in choice will wake them up to REALITY! The establishment is corrupt, and needs to be eliminated. Voting will not achieve that, no matter who you vote for, Democrat, Republican, Independent or any other minor political party, the same shit will continue, unabated, because they know that people will still vote and legitimize their existence.

    With that said, I’m in full support of any necessary actions, at the appropriate time, of both the people and the military, who, at the appropriate time, takes up arms and removes the 537 members of the elected mafia who has nearly succeeded in destroying this nation. There are no other means of ending the corruption and tyranny. WE do not need the Federal government as it is today, they need us. We can survive, probably better off, without them. It is past time to pick sides. I know which side I’m on, do you?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Gman

      Once again you spew ignorance to motivate revolution. This may work to inflame anger but will do nothing to resolve the real problems.

      38 out of 435, That is the reason Congress does not act as you think they promised.

      38………. The number of House members who comprise the Freedom Caucus……. that is the conservatives who are aligned with the Tea Party and “Conservative” movements.

      These are the people elected in the past ten years while a majority of those elected represent the “establishment”, both on the Dem and Rep sides.

      Sorry my friend, but it is not the politician who is the problem but the fact that we are a “minority” among the voting population.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Why did I guess you would post a comment that displays your love and protection of your beloved government institution? 38 out of 435 have you fooled with their line of bullshit. Your gullible JAC, gullible to the core!

        • Just A Citizen says:

          gman

          Review the voting record of the 38. In the latest example, they were the primary opposition to the Omnibus bill. They have voted consistently with their promises.

          They are all under attack from their own party. Yet you discount them and ridicule them.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Forgive my lack of proper manners 🙂 Merry Christmas to your and your family.

  57. Just A Citizen says:

    Some post often here about how our election system is corrupt and broken. These comments are gross oversimplifications of the system and often miss the mark as to the core problem. Which is We the People in my opinion.

    This article gives some great insight into what it takes to win a campaign. That is to win not just drive popular poll numbers. You see Mr. Trump could easily fail in getting elected by not performing at the local level. All while his Poll numbers show him in the lead. Then we will hear how the election was rigged and stolen.

    It also shows you why money matters in elections. It is not all about TV ads. It is about creating organizations and implementing a plan. Those who know how to do this have become a “professional class” of their own, and they demand being paid for their work.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/us/politics/donald-trump-campaign-lags-in-mobilizing-iowa-caucus-voters.html?_r=0

    Where does “we the people” come into this? It is due to our complacency that such effort is needed to reach voters and “get them to the polls”. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing as a cultural value, but it is dangerous in a political system which demands citizen participation. A bit of a conundrum for the AMERICAN voter.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      JAC….I agree that the problem is “WE THE PEOPLE” once the voter has been pidgeon holed into their niche (Interest) it is hard to get people to think outside of that box. we accuse the people in the M/E for being so backward and “tribal” Is that any worse that what we have become. I think we’re worse. Political writers in the 1830-1840’s warned that once the people really discover that they can vote themselves the goodie we’re through. Easily exploited but also a spiral into a special hell of economic and moral insolvancy.

  58. Just A Citizen says:

    Morning thought:

    Some are angry about the idea of giving illegal aliens Social Security benefits for money they earned in the USA ……….. illegally.

    Sounds good at first glance, that is opposing this idea. BUT……..

    Where is the incentive for the Fed Govt to stop illegal aliens if they have to donate to Social Security but can never get any benefits?

    I am surprised they haven’t come up with the idea of requiring illegal aliens to pay twice the normal Soc. Sec. rate in order to help fund the bankrupt system.

  59. I too am highly frustrated with the Rinos in congress. Rush is even suggesting that the Repub party follow the Whigs. JAC, Many not just the 38, Repubs ran on stopping the Obama train wreck. Most of them have broken those promises. To cave to every demand of the Dems because they threaten to veto the bill and blame the resultant shutdown on the Repubs is cowardice. I had a lot of respect for Ryan but it is now gone. I have lived through the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s, the race riots, the Vietnam protests but have never seen this country so divided and seething with suppressed anger. Fourteen years ago we were united as I have never seen the country. A depression and the worst president in my lifetime has changed all that. Gun and ammo sales are up. People are stockpiling for a revolution. I do not want to see one and would much prefer a ballot box solution.

    I think the slow down in comments on this site are a reflection of the frustration people have. We have argued back and forth here for about 6 years and it only gets worse. People are tired of it therefore drop out.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      T Ray

      Those 38 did vote per their promises. They are not the ones who are the cause of these bills passing. That was accomplished by the lying leadership, Boehner and McConnell for two examples.

      If you review the past two elections you will see how the media was complicit in trying to portray these leaders as “right wing” and “conservative”. Unfortunately many believed the hype. But if you also recall, the real “conservatives” and “tea party” put up candidates against each one of these folks. They lost. Because WE ARE THE MINORITY.

      So I do not buy this “they broke their promises” garbage as some “new betrayal”, because it was so easy to see what was happening. Thus I go back to “we the people”. It is not just those who are fooled. It is the larger number who don’t care enough to find out what is going on.

      Ryan is another good example. I warned people here he was not a Tea Party guy nor a hard conservative. But remember how people oogled over him as a VEEP candidate. How they put him out as THE Budget expert. His budgets have NEVER balanced. He is just a younger version of the Rockefeller, aka Progressive, Republican.

      Another thing to consider. WE right wing liberal types, or original American liberals, support a more open and participatory govt. For example, we usually support the idea of bills proposed in Congress getting an up or down vote.

      So guess what happens when the new leader allows a vote on a bill that is not supported by all the Republicans but is by all the Democrats. You get a bill passed in a Republican controlled Congress with a minority of Republican votes. Every time.

      Of course the solution is a tyrant for House Leader and Senate majority. People who will not allow obnoxious bills to come to the floor or who manipulates debate and amendment rules. Someone like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. See the Catch 22??

      This is why I try to make the point that getting the change we want requires elections but is also far more complicated than just electing the right people. Which in itself is nearly impossible without an awakening among the people.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      If the actions of this Republican controlled Congress, since the last election, hasn’t proven that voting is useless (at the Federal level) to the JAC’s of the world by now, nothing will. Geez, I could write an entire article on the subject and make the current Republican’s look like Obama’s best friends. It’s a disgrace.

      • I’m a proud JAC. Just a Citizen, as are you and everyone else on this site. We’ve been down this road so many times that it’s irritating that you continue from your soapbox with your attacks. The SYSTEM, as it was designed, works. We, and you, believe in the system. It’s the PEOPLE running the system who have abused it. As JAC says, we are the minority. VOTE for the right people and we would be in better shape. End rant.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          It would be so great to be able to post this comment: “The 2014 elections that put in a Republican Majority in the HoR and the Senate has really made a significant change in the direction this country was going, which means I was wrong about how things would actually go”.

          The problem with what would have been a nice statement to make didn’t happen. It happened exactly as I predicted, that there would be no change and you will see first hand that there isn’t really a two party system, it’s just part of the illusion. I wish I were wrong. Maybe next election, or the next, or the next, or the next…………..

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Oh, I almost forgot one very important thing…..They did this whole finance everything Obozo wants….TWICE this year.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Fallacy, over and over and over and over again.

  60. gmanfortruth says:
  61. gmanfortruth says:

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Peaceful religion? Violent cult?

      • 7% of Germans were Nazis, how well did that turn out?

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Not very well at all. What is concerning is that the threat, which Anita correctly predicted, is growing and the Congress and Obama don’t seem to care much. I have no doubt that a majority of Muslim’s are not violent, as is the case with most of humanity, but the 10% or so that are is more than plenty. Those who support the violence are equally as guilty as I see it. However, the solutions that have been put out there for public consumption ranges from “NOTHING” to “All out war” are probably not the solutions to this problem that is the best for “we the people”.

          What I find insulting is that the gun grabbers still want gun control, after the State has proven once again they cannot protect the people. Pure ignorance.

  62. gmanfortruth says:

    The Devil’s Holiday Letter: 2015

    Through means I am unable to disclose, I have obtained a copy of the Devil’s Christmas letter. Yes, Satan too sends a Yule letter, and no, I was not on his mailing list. I think Satan’s Holiday cheer should give us all pause.

    “To my fallen angels Beelzebub, Lucifer and Leviathan, princes of Hell’s demons, and to my minions, lackeys, toadies and sycophants on Earth:

    Due to the high cost of postage, please accept this miserly digital version of my holiday missive.

    As you know, this time of year usually finds me quite despondent, as the Prince of Peace’s influence waxes most atrociously around his birthday. But this year I am in fine spirits, nay, let me even declare myself absolutely giddy, for the destruction of the United States of America by its own citizenry and government draws ever nearer.

    Though my minions have long sown festering seeds of hate and disharmony in that now-benighted land, my favored weapons of destruction–leverage, debt, half-truths and endless, self-serving justifications for greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy, anger and gluttony–have wormed their way into the stricken heart of that Republic and are now the default setting of American culture.

    My minions in the Federal Reserve–such loyal servants!–continue feeding an orgy of leverage and debt, spreading ruination under the false guise of prosperity. What a delicious irony, that the fools doomed to eternal damnation in my Empire believe themselves prosperous as they absorb the poison of exponentially rising leverage and debt.

    My lackeys in the Central State have made a mockery of the rule of law, letting financial crimes go not just unpunished but rewarded. The blatant injustice that roams the land like a foul, slobbering beast–there are two sets of laws and two sets of books now, one for the financial Elites and their political toadies, and another one for the tax donkeys beneath them–this will eventually ignite the firestorm I seek.

    American extravagance has surpassed even my highest expectations, as purveyors of luxury goods reap record profits, and the childish desire for instant gratification has become the unspoken ruler of the land. Convenience is now worshipped as a god, sitting triumphant beside entitlement, greed, indignation and willful ignorance.

    Convenience is, as you all know, the name of a peculiarly slick slide into Hell.

    One of my favorite sins, gluttony, is running amok, with half of the people groaning under their own weight, sickened and weakened. My loyal minions in the fast-food and packaged food industries have followed my plans to perfection, and my lackeys in the marketing and media have fueled the instant gratification and ignorance which insidiously undermine even the greatest empires.

    Pride–oh, how the Americans excel at hubris and pride! The Federal Reserve chairperson, bless her doomed soul, has declared herself 100% confident about an economy that is nothing but a confidence game. Oh, what joy to hear her lies spoken with such confidence!

    The mere thought of the word greed cause me to chuckle delightedly, as the U.S. excels as a haven for greed without bounds, a greed so boundless that the entire universe would be insufficient to satisfy its bankers, hedge fund managers, high-frequency traders, Imperial factotums and politicians. How happy I am to see their greed grease their way into Hell.

    I feel like dancing a jig when I hear the unbridled sense of entitlement which has poisoned the American spirit. Yes, let greed and avarice be cloaked with rationalizations–“I was promised,” “It’s my right,” “I deserve it”–it is wondrous indeed how my secret invention, “free money,” debilitates once-independent souls.

    Anger is now overflowing everywhere, building my empire with every thoughtless word. Politicians rage against each other, the people rage against the politicians, and behind the scenes my servants in the political action committees feed the anger with billions of dollars in campaign donations. How amusing to see the politicos lay claim to noble ideals even as they scramble on their knees to collect the millions tossed at their feet to do my bidding.

    Oh yes, my bidding, for their greed, pride and anger are my bidding. By all means, politicians, do my work: give tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy, let financial crimes go unpunished, allow the financial Elites’ looting to go unhindered, transfer the wealth earned by the citizens’ sweat to the financial Elites when their trillion-dollar bets go bad–fuel the anger which will tear you from power, and tear the country apart.

    The nation bleeds itself with unwinnable wars, sacrificing its youth on the altar of endless war–how can I not rejoice at this orgy of death, destruction and sowing of hate? The feeble liars at the nation’s helm print endless sums to fund war and to prop up vile tyrants, but offer nothing for libraries or literacy or the curing of malaria. How can I not rejoice at a nation which finds trillions for war and next to nothing to fight the diseases of the poor residents of former colonies, including that Prince of Disease, ignorance.

    As for sloth–that millions are being paid to sit around watching television instead of being productive creates the perfect breeding ground for resentment, malice and envy. How perfect to pay people to sit at home and rot away, with only their discontent and despair for company.

    As you know all too well, idle hands end up doing my piecework for free.

    It was almost beyond my dreams to find the nation’s wealth and politics so dominated by a tiny handful of wealthy financial plutocrats–they are doing my bidding without hindrance, though I see by their troubled sleep that they know where their greed and rationalizations are taking them. To channel the nation’s wealth to a few hands–what better way to nurture envy and anger?

    If ignorance were treasure, the American political class must be declared wealthier than Midas, for its ignorance and hubris have reached a pinnacle I can truly admire. Ensnared by their lust for power, blinded by their greed for fame and perquisites, they look no further than the next election cycle, dooming their nation to division, disharmony and the desolation of permanent conflict over the dwindling productive assets of this once-great nation.

    The people cry out to be saved by the government, as if it was a Savior instead of a vast machine consolidating the wealth of the nation in the hands of the few at the expense of the many, “investing” it in corruption, parasitic financial schemes, military misadventures, Homeland “Security”–ha, isn’t that a jewel, as the nation withers from within–and the unyielding oppression of the remaining productive members of society.

    The leaders are themselves leaderless, blank, hollowed-out souls doing the bidding of their parasitic masters, focused only on keeping the corrupt and venal status quo together for a few more months, never looking out ten years. Political expediency is my favored tool, and it is now the default mode of the nation’s corrupted political class.

    I delight in that shortsightedness, that abject fear of change and transformation, that clinging to failure and pride, that refusal to face reality.

    For the U.S.A. is now an Empire of Debt and Lies, its fraudulent financial system built on misrepresentations of risk and value, and its economy a con game based on illusory wealth, parasitic skimming, and government protection of privilege.

    This adolescent desire to believe the lies, because in believing the lies then nothing need change–this might be my most powerful destructive tool.

    A hunger for fantasy and illusion, a fear of adaptation, a childish demand for instant gratification–these are forces I can rely on to lead the once-great country to absolute ruin.

    And here is the beautifully evil part, my minions–no external enemy is required. The Americans are destroying themselves with their reliance on leverage, debt, denial, half-truths and overflowing servings of the Seven Deadly Sins, all of which they have elevated to “assets” in their hopelessly twisted values. To be supremely unproductive, a churner of lies and financial trickery, is now the most rewarded and admired state in America.

    The spiritual rot is now so deep and pervasive that the people no longer even recognize the decay–they have been lulled into a false belief that this culture of fraud, embezzlement, manipulations, propaganda and parasitic financial Elites has always held sway. This is precisely how a people act when they have lost their way, spiritually and morally: they elevate sins to virtues, and forget the lessons of their past.

    And of course everyone claiming that there is no spiritual vacuum sucking the nation dry, that the status quo is simply “business as usual”–they are doing my work, too, for habituating to all that is corrupt and reprehensible, all that is lacking in integrity and honesty, this is doing my work most admirably.

    Americans no longer hate me, they hate sacrifice, with a passion that enlivens my enthusiasm for their self-destruction.

    How can I not be pleased this season? At long last, the destruction of the United States by its own citizens is close at hand. Give me ten years, minions, and I shall insure they will finally begin reaping what they have sown.

    Ignorance, my poor dear Americans, will not save you, nor will your endless parade of excuses, justifications and rationalizations. Indeed, they are my weapons which you drive deeper into your nation’s heart with every lie, every excuse, every frantic justification for your own entitlement.

    I await 2016 with high expectations.

    Most sincerely yours,
    Satan

  63. This is new-is it just “refugees” that can get citizenship in 5 years. I thought the wait was a lot longer.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2015/12/20/after-5-years-refugees-can-become-citizens-says-state-dept-official/2

    • Just A Citizen says:

      V.H.

      I think 5 years is the normal wait. This is the Green Card given to those expressing a desire to stay here. After 5 years they get to apply for citizenship IF THEY WANT.

      http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization

      If this is true the administration is not really admitting “refugees”. They are admitting these people as legal residents with full rights to pursue citizenship. This of course means that this policy overrides the “normal and approved” methods and numbers.

      In short, who is going to have to wait even longer for their “green card” if we take in 100,000 EXTRA people each year?

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        The subjects discussed on SUFA do repeat, usually by the interests of a contributer. The unfortunate thing is we individually can not directly make change UNLESS we vote. It does take time. There are few of us that are actually on the front line so to speak. while out shopping this morning NPR was playing excerpts and discussing the democrat debate last night. That said, I’d like to list the topics usually discussed and those that are most expert and for those that dropped out wish they’d come back.

        GUN CONTROL: Obviously most here are familiar with firearms. The mantra being repeated over and over and loudly cheered last night when Hillary called for sensible gun control. We have sensible gun control out our butts. the problem is the dereliction and not doing due diligence in those checks. All the way up to the the federal level. They say “the weapons were obtained legally…..usually not so, My prediction within 8 year major changes will take place, starting after with a salvo after the new year. I’ve lived in countries with extremely strict laws. The folks with guns were the police, military and the CRIMINALS and terrorists. The people were just caught in the middle and pawns,

        ENVIRONMENT etal and land use; JAC has got to be the expert here due to his work with the BLM. The problem we have is that the government signs a deal with China giving them a pass for another 15 years but yet hammers our industry. i saw the keystone pipeline as a needless distraction, not only is the oil being transported, but probably could have been sent via a pipeline using existing right of ways. i saw NO reason to cut across the Ogallala aquafir.

        IMMIGRATION: nothing to add to JACs’ last comment. WHO gets displaced by the rearrangement of priorities. In this day and age the vetting is critical. but to put into law that looking at social media of the person is an invasion of privacy, but all we hear is that we need “comprehensive immigration reform” no need for a refomation, just enforce the laws to try and filter the undesirables and make the bureacracy more efficient. making the “system” works better would slow the fence jumpers. The bureacracy is the problem. My overall issue is try getting a visa to work in India or the EU for that matter.

        Planned Parenthood: Abortion is here to stay and has been around for ever and practiced by all cultures. The issue seems to be the funding by the government, much less
        the seemingly lack of compassion on any level where just a few years back we held trials when governments ordained making the society better by genetic tinkering.

        Guantanamo and Cuba: Guantanamo should NEVER have remained a US Naval base in Cuba after Batista was replaced by Castro. sour grapes. we have continued trade and travel with communist countries why single out Cuba, free trade with them will cause more destructive damage like pre-castro. i assume that there are few prisoners taken today anyway. LET them go, then insure they will not be a future problem when confronted again.

        iSIS: Hillary was loud on saying it’s great that we have taken the lead and have a comprehensive plane to defeat iSIS? huh. Sanders had a point…..Saudis, etc have really got to be the change agent…NOT the US,

        INTELLIGENCE gathering: both the Dems and republicans want access to everything. period.

        WAR: LIberals say….all wars engaged by republicans are evil and not just. all wars engaged by us are rightous. And by that token and insight was by a dyed in the wool democrat, Hitler refugee, Who gain 100% of their income from the government endowments of the arts. vietnam by their belief was started by, Nixon,

        We all get didactic, but guys like Charlie have a view, It does represent a huge portion of the population and has to be listened to and digested not denigrated. BF, finance is indespensible and principles. I think it was LOI who was a police officer. Insights valuable all.

        Basta.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Laws….PolIticians regardless of local through the federal level do not feel they have accomplished anything unless they pass more laws. the longer the term the more they do. the states and localities that have short legislative sessions are best. less damage. It is not that they go home, they get to oversee how the mayor, governor, president implement the laws passed…..here is an example of a niggly law, in food services. The local inspectors are not knowledgable in food prep techniques. They are just bureaucrats. the foodies here know what “sous vide” is. the local law had not identified this technique in there books. a small local restaurant has used this method at times for years. an inspector came in the other week and almost shut them down for having a tool she knew nothing about. It’s on every cooking show, Every debit they get has had nothing to do with food safety.

          Like Chipolte. may have been a model for organic and healthy food as a small local restaurant. go in what I will say is a flash nationwide and everywhere like macdonalds something gives when a board of directors only interest is return to the shareholder.

          Ben & Jerrys’. I knew them when they were in an old garage in downtown burlington vt. GOt big, got bought out. Became one of the largest polluters in VT, water pollution by discharging whey directly into the rivers, This is while they had a big ad campaign about how environmentally concience they are with “chunky monkey” to name one ice cream.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          The subjects you mentioned are exactly what was being talked about prior to the 2014 elections, especially immigration and Obamacare. The Republicans ran on “DEFUNDING” these two specific areas, amongst other things, the people voted and the Republicans won hugely. It was a major swing in the pretend power struggle in DC (so the pundit’s claim). So what happened? The issues the people wanted solved and voted to have those things accomplished have been slapped in the face, TWICE, and still they haven’t come out of their fairy tale dreams that voting is going to make a difference. Maybe I should put it in different terms to help them figure out why they keep getting a headache every time their elected hero’s do something?

          OK, Let me try. Elections work, so go vote and make changes. The new person elected will learn the system, become part of the system, and ensure that those who really control the government continue to get richer. I’m going to state that most new politicians will learn that not doing things the DC way will get one put in jail or his career ruined by some cute blond with big tits put in place to ensure that things work the way they powers that be want them to work. So, with that said, it’s really not the voters fault things are such a mess, and it’s really not the politicians fault either because they are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

          Regardless of how it’s put, until enough people get pissed off or simply get shamed into realizing that DC is broken and elections will NEVER change that, it won’t get fixed. Anita said we have a good system, which I agree. The system has been hijacked by big money and corruption. I get this. Here’s the part that means it can’t be fixed……They run the law enforcement parts that will investigate wrongdoing. Those entities are equally corrupt. Going to the voting booth and voting for the person that says what you want to hear isn’t going to do anything to this problem, except let it continue. I probably don’t have all the right answers or even the best ideas, but I know a waste of time when I see it.

          For almost 8 years, people here, namely Black Flag, has harped on the uselessness of voting. This current Congress validates that belief. The proof is all over the internet and in spending bills, namely the most recent. Hell, with these kinds of results, I feel sorry for those who really thought things would change. They haven’t and never will, even with a new President, even with Trump, even with Clinton.

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            I believe Stephen said “THE BULLY PULPIT” when I expressed skepticism on Trump really being able to effect change. jAC said a long time ago how the EPA and like agencies are so rife with activists. there are so many laws out there, nobody but nobody can govern them. Pick and choose, ie selectve enforcement. one inspector knows some, a different one knows other ones. Nobody knows them all. that just can drive a business crazy. Large ones can hire cadres of attorney’s.

            As far as classes of people go, politicians are bad enough, but lawyers set the standard. Sorry charlie. Life without lawyers would be much simpler, people actually might resolve their issues. A lawyer gains nothing by resolving a problem. Keep the arguement going and confuse the issue. Write a law that only a lawyer can understand in their special language, ergo you need a lawyer to read the law they expect you to follow. Nice racket.

            When the courts say, “ignorance of the law is no excuse” i’m trying to remembera study that someone did a while ago. about how many laws people in their ignorance violate each and everyday that you could get charged with. That is a government from top to bottom that is out of control.

            Someone somewhere got an idea, or actually a law passed. that said, for every NEW law enacted they have to repeal an equal amount

  64. Let me get this straight. You think that the San Bernadino attack was “the second worse terrorist attack in the country”[sic]? You think it was worse than the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing (168 killed)? Worse than the 2002 DC sniper attacks (17 killed)?

  65. gmanfortruth says:

    I will be posting a new thread when this one hits 200 or so comments!

    Immigration, as Dale mentioned it, is probably a much easier fix than the politicians want us to believe. First, the anchor baby needs resolved. I don’t think there is anything in the Amendments that allows for this, so get a ruling and lets move forward. The next fix, stop ALL government freebies to those who are not here legally. Trump isn’t stupid and has probably figured that if he were to do this, thee illegals would leave in droves. No need to round them up, they will leave happily.

    Gun control….unconcerned, although I do talk about it like I am. At this point in time, any attempt at gun control would fail miserably. Any attempt to change things via the Supreme Court would be laughed at. EVERYONE would know it would be a political ideology issue and ignore it, the people are tired of the political class anyway.

    One thing few want to talk about, Revolution. Obviously a bloody one is not a great idea. A peaceful one, which is unlikely, would be preferable. Regardless of which kind, I think we will see one within the next 20 years. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. 2016 may be a very interesting year when it comes to this subject.

    Why would a candidate, Jeb Bush, whose poll numbers are at 3%, tell Trump he will never be President, and do so with confidence? Bush slipped, few caught it.

  66. gmanfortruth says:

    Reading through their reasonings and rantings, one can gather just how badly we have been sold out. But you would not see the depth of it, actually. The depth of this depravity can be judged merely by analyzing the vote as it was taken in the House.

    The record vote reveals that only three (count them—3) Republicans opposed the bill. That means that virtually the entire clan of so-called “Liberty caucus” conservatives supported the sell-out.

    Read more at http://visiontoamerica.com/25170/understand-just-how-badly-we-were-sold-out-by-the-ryan-spending-bill-and-why/#CjK2gB8XChu1jPLA.99

    What was that I read about the “Liberty Caucus”?

  67. Hi, guys! I just may be voting for one of your lunatics!
    The Silence of the Dems … GO BERNIE, GO!
    http://temporaryknucksline.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-silence-of-dems.html

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Hey Charlie, pretty good article! My only complaint is the stuff Trump says is unconstitutional, I haven’t heard one thing yet that would violate the Constitution. Could you clarify, I’m curious to see what or who is making these false claims.

      • For whatever the hell it is worth, even though Andy Jackson was NOT one of my favorite presidents it is important that he said this…..

        “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”

        It may be time for some of this kind of thinking. Justice Marshall’s court was a bunch of Pussycats next to what we have seen over the past few decades. Oligarchy is not in America’s blood, we just don’t realize it yet.

      • Can’t ban a religion, I’m pretty sure about that. But assuming you could, I doubt he’d get enough support to do so. I think the guy is repulsive, but if it’s him or Hillary, I’ll be voting for Trump. My wife said she’d vote for Jill Stein (my first preference before the DNC suspension) … my wife said he’s repulsive to her (lots of women feel that way — it’ll be one of his big hurdles … on the other hand, I do believe (if he manages not to say something as dumb as Palin did back in the day), he may well get a lot of blue collar democrats to cross lines. For me it’s simple: I’m not rewarding the DNC. I’ve written a few articles about how the left could learn a valuable lesson from the tea party, but frankly, liberal democrats (way too many of them) shit their pants more over a GOP president than they do ISIS. We’re in a sad state of affairs no matter which side you view if from. You people have a GREAT holiday season … including a Marry Christmas.

        • Nope, cannot ban a religion though the lefties woudl sure like a shot at Christianity.

          What you CAN do though is shut down immigration for folks from certain countries and possibly even of some faiths. Constitutional protections may have been extended for some weird reason to foreign “visitors” but I’m pretty sure they still don’t cover people in other countries 8,000 miles away. Havta check with Harry Reid and Hillary on that though not to mention the “Constitutional Scholar” at 1600.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          I see the Left Wing media has led you astray again old friend, Trump never said to ban the religion, he very clearly said to ban Muslim immigration, UNTIL the feds can get their act together, which they clearly do no. It is also part of the US code that allows the President to do so, as Jimmy Carter did to the Iranians during his Presidency. You should listen or read a better class of media, what you have stated is factually incorrect.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Charlie…I agree with you and yours on Trump. Regardless of how well he may “manage” business, he’s a opportunistic, narcistic (sp) and everyday a bad hair guy. I really must have missed what Sarah Palin, so egregiously errored on comments. To take someone from a small populated state such as Alaska and immediately thrust her into the national spotlight, anyone would be bound to make errors. She certainly spoke better. They way she was hammered by bullshit lawsuits while running as a candidate was totally wrong on the opponents tactic. Could they ever have come to the level of Joe Biden, who had a record forever as a foul mouthed, foot in mouth senator and plagerist and can not speak. And continued that behavior as VP.

          As I’ve said before, I knew Bernie for years while he was mayor of Burlington VT. I never understood how Burlington, voted at one time to allow students, even though they are temporary at the schools, the right to vote in the local elections. They should have continued voting in their home of record, or at least where the parents were who were paying the bills. By that one change in local voting law, Bernie was elected over and over and over by the students in Burlington who overwhelmed the “local” permenent residents. With 4 colleges and universities in that voting district Bernie was turned instantly from a perennial losing candidate to an office holder.

          The one thing I will say that I do like about him, is that he is who he is and has been forever. He has never “reinvented” himself, like Hillary who does so at her convienience. Even though I do not like his politics he has “principles” and sure as hell better than Patrick Leahy. Now that was a snake.

          • Dale. tell me what Trump is doing that is different than any residential candidate or past President.

            I know of no POTUS past or POTUS wannabe that is not arrogant, self centered, ego maniac, and bellicose. That is what it takes to be POTUS, apparently.

            There is a reason that the foreign leaders are scared to death of him….he is a cowboy. He will shoot from the hip and I am not so sure that is the best thing to have these days. Trump would never “throw the football”…he is much to clever for that but his loose cannon attitude has the world scared and has the establishment scared…and for reason.

            If it comes down to Trump and Hillary…what do you do? How would you vote…understanding that not voting is the same as voting for Hillary…….if that is your choice.

            • crap….replace residential with PRESidential…please.

            • I think that I like the opportunistic approach…it scares the shit out of China and Russia.

              • Better yet…I would like for Russia and China to be extremely nervous and looking over their shoulder. I woud like to see a forced issue of balanced trade with all nations….dollar for dollar. China would cease to exist….they could not hold up with fair trade.

              • I have always thought that we have a chance to work with Russia. I think that was the “Gipper’s” goal in the long run. Even Tom Clancy in one of the last books he actually wrote thought that we and the “bear” would eventually have to deal militarily with China.

                I think from the time of the break-up of the USSR we squandered the opportunities. Sorry Colonel but when I hear some old Military vet “expert” on Fox or CNN or some out of office old pol for that matter refer to them today as the “Soviets” I want to reach through the screen and throttle them. I do not remember 25 years after the fall of Germany in 1970 or so, anybody referring to the Germans as “Nazi’s”.

                Gramps walked out of “Mats Rossiya” back in 1905 and never looked back. I’ve always felt sorry for the Russian people who are a great people and the nation for the opportunities they have never had. I had hoped, as a much younger man listening to President Reagan that things would have been different. I could say that they tried, we certainly never did.

              • Putin sees strength in Trump. Trump sees strength in Putin. A relationship of two equals sure beats one of a strong man and a Nancy boy as the Brits would say.

  68. I agree, Stephen, with everything. But we do not deal with Russia from a compromise standpoint…..you deal with Russia from strength. Putin is still old time “Soviet” KGB….. that has never left him….he just keeps it in the shadows for now. Sorry, but Soviet KGB Colonel’s do not change. I agree he wants to deal with Trump and he is playing his options……pumps up Trump a little just in case. I am convinced that Putin really wants Hillary in there….she can be manipulated.

    You will not have to fire a shot at China if we use our trade strength. Slap the same tariffs on Chinese goods that they slap on us and China folds like a cheap tent in a fart.

    We can also simply default on the interest payments. What is China going to do…reposess?

    • Well, I would be willing to give them California with the proviso that the borders have to be sealed immediately preventing anyone from leaving. Can just see the Hollywood elite in their new roles as sneaker makers on the assembly lines.

      I do not think there was ever any question of us dealing with Russia from a position of weakness. It took the inept Clinton/Bush/O’Bama triumvirate to achieve that.

      Expansion of NATO on the Russian borders was a nah-nah—-nah-nah-nah move. We were actually dumb enough to think that they would not recover from their spiral downward after the collapse and start pushing back? Bush meddling in Georgia and the Krauts in the Ukraine with us backing them were about all Russia could take. Think about that for a moment…..Krauts in the Ukraine…..sound familiar?

      It is impossible to guess what, if anything, a different American president would have done but I think before we challenged Russia’s sphere of influence in her former Republics we might have picked up the phone or called a conference or something. El Dopo in the White House is so friggen weak on foreign affairs/geography/history that he never even thought of it. Think again, Krauts in the Ukraine! If you are a Russkie, that is one frightening thought, not just to Putin but to Ivan in the street.

    • The Russians play chess. Our guy plays spades. So currently we are out classed.

      • Yes our guy plays Spades and does not understand that the Ace of Spades is best…..and, of course, the mention of the word spade and “our guy” is not intended to be politically correct.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Used to work with a guy who while in the Army was at Ft Meade. Without thinking I said, you’re just a damn spook. He broke out laughing and said in more than one way. He was also black. The company had not gone PC yet where just about any comment offended somebody, so eventually everyone just kept quiet.

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