Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Camel in the Tent

I really didn't want to talk about this. But it's there, impossible to ignore and stinking like a camel in an Army tent.

Yeah. This guy.

The wrongness of this whole situation is like python, wrapping itself around everything the US military stands for and squeezing the life out of it.

Let's start at the beginning.

Private Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009. If you're going to dispute that, stop reading now and go watch Bill Maher because it's only going to get more intolerable for you. Most Americans, I presume, do not have the good fortune to be personally acquainted with a soldier who was at the particular outpost from which Bergdahl absconded, at the time that he did. I am. And I've known the little shit was a deserter for years.

But how are you supposed to know, if you don't know anyone who was personally thrown under the proverbial bus by this bluest of falcons?

Listen to Evan Buetow. Listen to Cody Full. These men and others who served with them have nothing to gain by coming forward with their stories. Fame? Attention? Yes, the attention of Obama regime brownshirts and the fame of being called lying psychopaths by these same propagandists. It's easy to see why they waited until Bergdahl's return to break their silence. Besides the NDAs. They had to.

The first strike against this story is Bergdahl's desertion. As Spc. Full testified in front of Congress, it was a shitty situation for every man at that outpost. But all the rest of them came home, albeit in boxes for a few of them. Bergdahl didn't even deploy along with the rest of his unit; for medical reasons he didn't arrive in Afghanistan until May of 2009. As he disappeared at the end of June, he could not even have been 2 months. He couldn't carry out his sworn duty for the gestation period of a cat.

The Obama presidency has been one unbroken series of scandals, hits to American dignity and credibility, and just plain ignorant clusterfucks. But at no time did the President and his advisors seem more out of touch with their constituency--you know, the people they're supposed to work for and represent--than when they treated Bergdahl's repatriation like some kind of hero's homecoming. They had the audacity to claim that he served with "honor and distinction." I'll give them the second one; Bergdahl has the distinction of being the only US serviceman to desert during wartime since the Korean War. There are a lot of men and women who served honorably in Afghanistan who gave the last full measure of devotion. How many of their families were invited to the White House Rose Garden to be petted by the President in front of his adoring media? This is why then men in Bergdahl's unit could not keep silent. Not only were his actions in Afghanistan dishonorable at best, Bergdahl broke military law, quite possibly aided the enemy in subsequent attacks on American forces, and forced the rest of his unit into a fruitless search during which six of them were killed. Obama could have allowed him to go quietly to Germany, ignoring him the way he (Bergdahl) ignored his oath and his creed. The media could have been allowed to forget this substandard soldier the way they forgot them men who died searching for him. But no, the least heroic person ("man" would be too generous) the US military deployed to Afghanistan received a hero's welcome. And, God bless them, real American heroes could not abide that. The soldiers who Bergdahl endangered with his midnight run have come forward not to dishonor him, but in defense of every American serviceman who remembered his oath.

"Blah, blah, blah, we don't leave Americans behind," the regime's mouthpiece said. Is that why Air Force One was the only military aircraft that took flight during the 7-hour siege of the American embassy in Benghazi?

The prisoners whom Obama traded for the deserter Bergdahl have been called the Taliban "war cabinet." Every single one was a ruthless terrorist with an insatiable hunger for infidel blood. I suppose the President wrought from them all an admission that they had been very, very bad and a promise never to do it again. No doubt these men will go on to kill, or train others to kill, more Americans. How many? How many died so they could be captured? In the regime's eyes, all of these lives are worth less than the freedom of one disgrace to the uniform.

This was the second strike.

The final misstep came when Obama's BFF Bob Bergdahl (or Baghdad Bob, as he is called here) addressed the nation not as a proud and relieved father, and not even as a patriotic American, but in the enemy tongue as a traitor just like his son. If he was elated, it was not as a result of the release of his almost-as-repulsive son, but the justice he perceived being done for the Mohammedan people America has so long oppressed and marginalized.

I say "final," because this was when I cracked, so to speak. Not cracked--boiled. Solidified. Lost any semblance of respect and trust I may still have had for this lawless and seditious administration after their steady erosion of American liberty and sovereignty over the last 5 years. I no longer care who knows that hate this President and his hideously ugly first lady and their whole coterie of elitist military-hating blame-America-first thugs and sycophants.

You awakened the wrath of the veterans, Mr. President. We will not forget this, nor will we let you forget.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Atheist? No Constitution for you!

I figured out where I want to go to law school. At state school in the northwest part of the country that offers a course in advanced Constitutional law. I've also been looking over sample questions for the LSAT. There are sections on reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. I find analytical reasoning the most difficult by far, because, in my opinion, there is a lot of presumption and inference. It's not necessarily bad to presume. Mankind would never get anywhere if we didn't presume that agriculture is worthwhile, that disease is preventable, or that God exists, to name a few. Presumptions factor into the LSAT when a situation is described and a position given. The question, then, is, "Which of these premises, if true, supports the position?" I got started thinking about premises, or principles, or core beliefs and values when I was thinking about the logical reasoning part of the LSAT. If logic is such an integral part of the legal process, I wondered, why do so many lawyers do such illogical things. The answer, I believe, lies in our presumptions. My atheist friend, God bless her heart, posted this picture on her Facebook feed not too long ago.
The conclusion made in this caption, of course, arises from the premise that the Government grants our Constitutional rights. However, it doesn't. The Constitution is does not belong to the government. It belongs to the People. In fact, the Constitution is and always has been an enemy of government, and a shield for citizens against government oppression. The government doesn't grant rights; at best, it protects them. More often, though, government infringes on or deprives the People of their rights. Where do rights come from, if not the Government? You may remember these words from the Declaration of Independence:

  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. How about that? The framers of the Constitution that our basic rights--the ones that come with simply being human--are not the gift of government, but of God. Let's do a little thought experiment based on that premise. The rights to life, liberty, and happiness are granted by the Creator. Nothing and no one else has that power. Atheists do not believe in a Creator. Therefore, atheists freely put themselves in a position in which they can be said not to have those inalienable rights. So here's a little rule for them.

Monday, September 14, 2009

How to Get Denied by ACORN

Is the third time a charm? Or just repulsive? Amateur journalists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles schooled the establishment media yet again with their release of a third video of ACORN employees, this time in Brooklyn, advising the clean-cut, Caucasian "pimp and prostitute" on how to evade the IRS and authorities in setting up their brothel of underage foreign girls.

Demanding a Justice Department probe of President Obama's pet voter-fraud-facilitating organization, Iowa congressman Steve King asked, "What would they not do?"

I have a few ideas:

Go into an ACORN office and ask for help setting up a group home for unwed, pregnant teenage girls, so they will not have to abort their babies.

Or, seek housing assistance for people who are in the US illegally after fleeing their Muslim homelands because their lives are threatened after converting to Christianity

Try to find a place for homosexuals to live while your non-profit organization works on making them straight.

In the second scenario, ACORN would probably tell you they can't be involved in any venture that may possibly break US law. For the other two, they would probably just tell you to f*ck off.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Wish it Were 9/12

Maybe I watched FNC's Timeline of Terror tonight because I'm the kind of person who likes to pick at a scab, and then pick at the new scab that formed because I picked the other one off, etc. Or maybe I want to remember what America was, could have been, and could still be if those of us who remember who we were on September 12 will fight for that country.

Eight years after 9/11, this nation is more polarized and farther from its roots than ever. I said this when eight was seven, and when it was six, and five, and even earlier. Tonight, watching those indelible scenes of buildings collapsing, I wept at the horror of that day and the evil which caused it. However, I grieved for America, for a nation which gained so much in those following days, yet seems to have lost it all, and then some.

If we don't change something, if we do not take this country back from those who intend to destroy it from within, those dead we honored today will have died in vain.

I wish it were 9/12. I wish every day of the last eight years had been 9/12.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

President Has Close Call with Citizens Exercising Their Rights

I'm moving to Arizona.

Protesters in Phoenix "openly displayed firearms" outside a speech by Prevaricator-in-Chief Barack Obama.

Of course, this article fails to point out the obvious fact that, in many states the Obamessiah has already visited, many of the citizens who turned out to see the President hem, haw, and stumble may have had firearms hidden on their persons.

I don't know about you, but if someone near me has a gun, I want to know. And not just so I can ogle it. Allowing concealed carry but not open carry is pretty stupid if you think about it. The former allows those bent on violence to conceal their intentions until it's too late...which they would do anyway, regardless of the law. But open carry also informs the aforementioned miscreant of the number of people in the crowd who would be able to put a hole through his skull if he did try anything funny. I would think the Secret Service would welcome citizens' voluntary declaration of, "Yo! I'm armed!" instead of having to guess and assume.

From the picture of the rifle-carrying man, he looks as if he's ready for work alongside Dilbert. I wonder what Madam Barbara Boxer has to say about well-dressed, gun-toting citizens.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

On the Flip Side: Worst Father Ever

Levi Johnston, absent father of Sarah Palin's grandson Tripp, gave a news conference in which he accused his former fiancee's mother of resigning the governorship of Alaska in order to pursue more lucrative avenues, and ventured that she's "not cut out for the job" of President.

Johnston, who is pursuing his own book and movie deals, should know better than anyone what it's like not to be "cut out" for a job which involves immense responsibility, maturity, and self-sacrifice. If anyone can speak to abandoning a position whose importance is near sacrosanct, it's Alaska's most famous deadbeat dad.

The hypocrisy is staggering. It would take a man who thinks it's acceptable for fully one half of a set of parents to leave one-hundred percent of the child-rearing to the other parent to claim that Sarah Palin owes more to the people of Alaska than a father does to his child, or that it's anywhere close to as morally repugnant for a politician to resign for more money than it is for a grown man capable of making adult decisions to choose to completely refuse to accept the consequences of any of those decisions.

When Sarah Palin leaves office, for whatever reason, Alaska will have another governor. Her grandson's father, however, resigned long ago with not a care as to who would fill his even greater vacancy.