Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lindsey Graham Censured in SC akin to John McCain being censured in Az..!
by Joshua Cook 

Last night, Pickens County GOP publicly rebuked Senator Lindsey Graham by passing a 30-point censure resolution. This makes Pickens County GOP the 7th Republican group that has passed similar resolutions so far in South Carolina.
The censure cites 30 examples of Graham violating the Republican Party platform.
The censure states: “Lindsey Graham has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.”
The censure resolution passed by 78%.
Pickens County GOP Chairman, Phillip Bowers told’s Joshua Cook, “I have yet to talk to a single person who believes that an elected office is a life time job … we need to change them out, like diapers, they need to be changed from time to time.”

“… I can tell from the mood that the people were glad that we were taking a stand for our platform. The local representatives in the state house and the federal officers just trample on our platform. If they don’t agree with our platform … they shouldn’t run on our Republican platform and habitually ignore it. Is it really ethical to run as a Republican in Pickens County, but then go to Columbia and consistently vote with Democrats? And you can look at their records. We have representatives at home that say they are Republicans, and go across the river down there and vote the other way.”
“We are going to have to start standing up and tell elected officials you’re either with us or you’re not – we need to clean it up,” he added.

Pickens County GOP 2nd Vice Chair, Michelle Wiles told Cook, “…people are sick of it. People do not want the same status quo … and we see that tonight. 18 people passed it (censure resolution) … I want to say to the people who stood up and said yes tonight … I’m so proud of them.”
Executive committeeman, John Schafer, told Cook what the censure resolution meant to him.
“It says what Lindsey Graham needs to hear,” said Schafer. “He’s lost his support, he’s gone against his base, and he’s gone to the other side. Our resolution was based on 30 points. You can’t do that and keep your fan base.”
Sen. Graham’s hometown is Central, SC, which is located in Pickens County. Losing support in his own backyard is a huge blow to the Graham campaign.
Other Republican groups throughout the state are planning to vote on similar censure resolutions...!

Actress Out Of San Francisco Production After Endorsing Tea Party Candidate

Actress Maria Conchita Alonso (left) in an ad with California gubernatorial candidate and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-San Bernardino County).
 [Actress Maria Conchita Alonso (left) in an ad with California gubernatorial candidate and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-San Bernardino County).]

oped: Just more hypocrisy from the looney left progressive is ok for actors to say vile things about conservatives and especially those who adhere to the Tea Party philosophy...but know way do they tolerate any of their own from expressing their own personal opinions re conservatism ! 
addendum: seems the Sheriff has ethics problemos :
Ross Mirkarimi

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.
Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination.

Donnelly has voiced strong views against illegal immigration and was once involved with the Minutemen Project, a group that patrolled the border with Mexico to catch immigrants coming across.
“Politicians and big government are killing our prosperity, pushing welfare costs through the roof and driving our schools into the ground,” Donnelly said in the ad.
Standing next to Donnelly, Alonso jokingly translated in Spanish, “We’re screwed.”

Alonso is an actress of Cuban and Venezuelan descent. She is perhaps best known for her role in the movie “Moscow on the Hudson” which also starred Robin Williams.
The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue.
“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

Alonso received an earful from listeners of Spanish-language radio station KIQI 1010 AM in San Francisco on Friday, after she said in an interview that she supported many of Donnelly’s views on illegal immigration. Several listeners took her to task after she used the term “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.
In the ad, Alonso holds a chihuahua named “Tequila” and uses some vulgar language which has also been a point of contention among some Latino viewers.
“We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Jim Salinas, a long time Mission resident and former president of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club. Salinas said there probably would have been boycotts if Alonso had stayed on the production.
“First Amendment rights, we all have the right to say something. But it’s also our right to say we object to that,” Salinas said.
Leo Lacayo, a prominent San Francisco Latino Republican, has been pushing his party to be more moderate on immigration. He thinks Alonso is being treated unfairly.
“It was a political ad, it was a funny ad,” Lacayo said. “That anybody would lose employment over what their political leanings are is absurd.”

Meat From Diseased Animals Approved For Consumers

Meat From Diseased Animals Approved For Consumers 
WASHINGTON - The federal agency overseeing food inspection is imposing new rules reclassifying as safe for human consumption animal carcasses with cancers, tumors and open sores.

Federal meat inspectors and consumer groups are protesting the move to classify tumors and open sores as aesthetic problems, which permits the meat to get the government's purple seal of approval as a wholesome food product.

"I don't want to eat pus from a chicken that has pneumonia. I think it's gross," said Wenonah Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project. "Most Americans don't want to eat this sort of contamination in their meals." 

Delmer Jones, a federal food inspector for 41 years who lives in Renlap, Ala., said he's so revolted by the lowering of food wholesomeness standards that he doesn't buy meat at the supermarket anymore because he doesn't trust that it is safe to eat.

"I eat very little to no meat, but sardines and fish," said Jones, president of the National Joint Council of Meat Inspection Locals, a union of 7,000 meat inspectors nationwide affiliated with the American Federation of Government Employees. He said he's trying to get his wife to stop eating meat. "I've told her what she's eating." 

The union is battling related Agriculture Department plans to rely on scientific testing of samples of butchered meats to determine the wholesomeness of meat, rather than traditional item-by-item scrutiny by federal inspectors. A 1959 federal law requires inspectors from the Agriculture Department's Food Inspection and Safety System to inspect all slaughtered animals before they can be sold for human consumption.

The Agriculture Department began implementing the new policy as part of a pilot project in 24 slaughter houses last October, and plans to expand the system nationwide covering poultry, beef and pork. The agency this month extended until Aug. 29 the time for the public to comment on the regulations, and won't issue final rules until after the comments are received.

In 1998, the inspections and safety system reclassified an array of animal diseases as being "defects that rarely or never present a direct public health risk" and said "unaffected carcass portions" could be passed on to consumers by cutting out lesions. 

Among animal diseases the agency said don't present a health danger are:

- Cancer;

- A pneumonia of poultry called airsacculitis;

- Glandular swellings or lymphomas;

- Sores;

- Infectious arthritis;

- Diseases caused by intestinal worms.

In the case of tumors, the guidelines state: "remove localized lesion(s) and pass unaffected carcass portions." 

"They just cut off the areas,'' said Carol Blake, spokeswoman for the Agriculture Department's inspection and safety system.

But Jones and consumer groups say production lines are moving so fast that they can't catch all the diseased carcasses, and some are ending up on supermarket shelves.

"When I started inspecting, inspectors were looking at 13 birds a minute, then 40, and now it's 91 birds a minute with three inspectors. You cannot do your job with 91 birds a minute," Jones said.

The Agriculture Department is also experimenting with proposed rules that would require federal food inspectors to monitor what the plant employees are doing, rather than inspecting each carcass individually. They are aimed at bringing a new scientific approach to federal meat inspection to cut down on E. coli bacteria and other contamination. 

The inspection and safety agency says a survey of pilot plants using the new system concluded that less than 1 percent of the poultry examined at the end of the production line and released for public consumption was unwholesome.

At a public hearing on the findings this year, Karen Henderson of Agriculture's division of field operations admitted that defective carcasses are being approved for human use under the pilot program.

"Absolutely. There's no system that we are aware of that is capable of removing every defect from the process," she said.

Felicia Nestor, director of the Government Accountability Project, a Washington watchdog group, said the pilot project found chickens with higher levels of fecal and other contamination than in traditional methods of inspecting.

"A lot of diseased animals are going out," she said. 

A. Raymond Randolph, a federal appeals court judge, this month said federal food safety laws require meat and poultry inspectors to examine every carcass that moves through slaughterhouses and processing plants.

"The laws clearly contemplate that when inspections are done, it will be federal inspectors, rather than private employees, who will make the critical determination whether a product is adulterated or unadulterated," he said. "Under the proposed plan, federal inspectors would be inspecting people, not carcasses."

OMG! It's the Blob...Now where is Steve McQueen when ya need him? 

Young Steve McQueen takes on his first leading role as, um, Steve, a spunky teenager with plenty of heart. Steve sees the blob kill the local doc, but darn it, none of the town's adults will believe him! Yup, it's up to the teens to save the day! 

America Is Plunging Into Kafka’s Nightmare

America Is Plunging Into Kafka’s Nightmare
There is a certain level of dishonesty in the common study of history. We look back at the tyrannies of the past, the monstrous governments, the devastating wars and the unimaginable crimes, and we wonder how it could have been possible. How could the people of that particular generation let such atrocities come to pass? Why didn’t they do something? Why didn’t they protest? Why didn’t they fight back?
We wonder all of this as we absorb the lists of dates, names and actions in books written by other men who memorized other lists of dates, names and actions. We are taught to study and wonder without ever actually applying the lessons of the past to the developments of today. We are conditioned to apply our own narrow spin on yesterday, instead of placing ourselves in the shoes of our ancestors or recognizing that their struggles remain our struggles. The modern method of viewing history detaches us from history, making it seem distant, alien or surreal.
Often, the only way to grasp the more complete truth of the present is to examine it through the lens of the absurd. Sadly, our Nation, our culture and most of the world around us have become so backward, ugly, feeble and twisted that the only adequate comparison is to the nightmares of surrealists.

Recent legislation, the exposure of classified documents and the openly admitted criminality of political leadership call to mind Franz Kafka’s The Trial.
Kafka was a self-styled socialist back in the days when socialism was thought to be the next revolutionary movement for the downtrodden masses. It was, of course, controlled opposition created by global elitists attempting to exploit the natural rebellious tendencies of the general public within a false paradigm — using the masses to achieve greater power for a select few, while making the people think that they had won. It is ironic that Kafka would write The Trial, one of the greatest condemnations of totalitarian surveillance society, while at the same time supporting the socialist political vehicle that would eventually be used to implement unrelenting bureaucratic despotism.
The Trial is commonly labeled a “surrealist” piece of fiction, but I wonder now if it was actually far more literal than the academics of the past actually gave it credit for. The problem is that most of America, and much of the Western world, has forgotten what it is like to experience true danger and true suffering. We read about it now and watch movies about it like it’s entertainment, but few people have the slightest inkling how to deal with the real thing. We don’t even know how to recognize it. Because of this, Americans tend to pay more attention to fictional representations of tyranny rather than legitimate tyranny taking place right under their noses.
With that sad fact in mind, watch this clip from Orson Welles’ cinematic version of The Trial. See if you recognize your own world in this work of fantasy:

The main character of The Trial, Josef K., finds his apartment invaded by police in the early hours of the morning. Josef responds with anger but also fear, attempting to defend his character without actually understanding the nature of the police visit. The police answer his questions with more accusatory questions, only later warning him that he is being watched and that he is under arrest. The police do not, however, take him immediately into custody; nor do they ever tell him what his crime was. It is implied, in fact, that Josef is not allowed to know what he is being charged with.
This episode in The Trial has been played out in the real world over and over again, from the Soviet Cheka, to Adolf Hitler’s SS and Brownshirts, to Benito Mussolini’s Organization for Vigilance and Repression of Anti-Fascism (OVRA), to the German Stasi, to Mao Zedong’s Central Security Bureau, etc. In the United States, the culture of surveillance and intrusion has (for now) taken a more subtle approach through the use of technology. We do not yet have agents physically rummaging through all our homes and asking for our papers (though we are not far away from this). Rather, we have the National Security Agency, which rummages through our electronic communications while using our own computer cameras and cellphones to watch us, listen to us and track us. All of this, mind you, is done on a massive scale without warrant.
We have the Authorization for Use of Military Force and the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the President the centralized authority to detain and even kill those Americans designated as “enemy combatants” without trial, without due process and without public oversight.

Our government now uses secret evidence to charge citizens with crimes they are not allowed to discuss with the public on the argument that to do so would “threaten national security.” That’s right; the government can arrest you or assassinate you based on evidence they never have to disclose to you, your family, your lawyer or the citizenry.
In the U.S. today, the kind of establishment terror Kafka imagined is indeed a reality. We are not on the verge of a total surveillance state, we are there. It exists. And if we do not accept that this is our social condition, there may be no historians tomorrow to look back on our era and wonder: “Why didn’t they do something? Why didn’t they fight back?”
The revelations brought by Edward Snowden on the NSA and its PRISM mass surveillance program are still only partially understood by the public. Even many self-proclaimed “cypherpunks” and “techno-warriors” don’t really grasp the pervasiveness of the all-seeing NSA eye. Recent documents leaked to German news source Der Spiegel by Snowden reveal an Internet almost completely dominated by the NSA, where even total encryption would be a mere temporary stopgap, according to tech researcher and journalist Jacob Appelbaum. The TOA group, sanctioned by the NSA, has been using technologies for years that startle even the most avid tech experts. To make matters worse, many of the intrusive mechanisms have been implemented — likely with the direct aid of American software and computer companies.
With NSA access to the backbone or core of the Internet, there is no digital privacy anywhere. The cypherpunks lost the war for the Web a long time ago, and they don’t seem to know it yet.

Beyond the undeniable prevalence of government surveillance, what would our American Kafkaesque experience be like without kangaroo courts designed to defend the criminal establishment instead of the victimized population? The latest Federal court decision on the NSA’s methods is that they are perfectly legal and “necessary” to protect Americans from national security threats. If you are a student of Constitutional law, this decision truly boggles the mind.
One of the most powerful moments in The Trial is Josef’s speech to his court of accusers. In this moment, Josef argues with concrete logic and impassioned reason. His position is supported with beautifully crafted merit and truth. But what he does not realize is that the court he is trying to convince does not exist to discover the truth. The court is a sideshow, a piece of elaborate theater. The participants are there to make Josef, and the society at large, feel as though justice has been given a fair chance. Josef’s pleas are met with fake cheers, scripted jeers and even engineered distractions. Finally, he comes to understand that the system’s purpose is to destroy him. Everything else is an illusion.

The Web cannot be made free or private from within; our courts cannot be made fair and just from within; neither political party can be forced to represent the common man from within; and our government cannot be made honest or transparent from within. To play games of activism within the system is to play make-believe within a surrealist nightmare — a piece of “Alice in Wonderland” political quackery. Like the audience at Josef’s trial, the elites simply laugh, or feign applause, while continuing forever with the same corruption and the criminal status quo.
America has long presented itself as the ultimate alternative to the torturous mechanisms of oligarchs; and a long time ago, it was certainly a noble effort. However, our heritage of liberty — the faint memory of it — is all that’s left today. Some people may ask how this could have occurred. How did we become the monster we were supposed to fight against? What happened to the good side and the bad side? Have they become exactly the same?
Those of us who have looked beyond the standardized veil of history know that this is not by accident. Those of us who decipher the surreal know that there is a method to the madness and an ultimate goal. To explain further, I leave you with another piece of fiction, a clip from an episode of the British TV series “The Prisoner.” While not written by Kafka, it was definitely inspired by him. It carries a message I would have liked to have warned him about concerning the disturbing path of duality, the mask with multiple faces that tyranny uses to subvert and enslave:

The Chris Christie Scandal: Fat And Furious

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has gotten himself in a pickle. All scandals deserve high-profile names. Let’s call this one Fat and Furious.
Integrity is everything in life. I have been a leading critic of President Barack Obama here at Personal Liberty. I think he’s a criminal. I think any politician — no matter what party he belongs to — who uses government to hurt, damage, bully, intimidate or destroy a political opponent should be fired and forced to resign or go to prison. These are crimes we cannot tolerate in a free society.
So Chris Christie is the biggest loser.
But Obama’s Fast and Furious is far worse than Christie’s Fat and Furious. Obama sold arms to Mexican drug lords that wound up killing a U.S. border agent. That is far worse than causing a traffic jam. It is criminal.
Obama’s using the Internal Revenue Service to destroy political opponents (like me) — and to change the outcome of a Presidential election — is far worse than causing a traffic jam. It is the worst criminal conspiracy in U.S. political history.
Obama’s using the National Security Agency to spy on every American — and members of the media — and perhaps to use that information to blackmail political opponents is far worse than causing a traffic jam. It is criminal.
Obama’s covering up an arms deal with radical Muslim rebels that backfired and killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is far worse than causing a traffic jam. It is criminal.

Obama’s telling lies and committing fraud when he said, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep your insurance,” when Obamacare caused millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, is far worse than causing a traffic jam. It is perhaps the biggest fraud in world history. It’s certainly criminal.
Now it is reported that the Drug Enforcement Administration was involved in drug dealing from 2000 to 2012. That’s with the approval of both George W. Bush and Obama. That’s far worse than a traffic jam. Why aren’t the media holding them accountable for government-certified drug dealing by Mexican drug lords?
Yes, Obama should pay for his crimes against the American people. Because no one, including the President, is too big to jail.
But conservatives need to be consistent. We need to put ethics above party. We need to be willing to shout loudly when one of our own does something wrong. We need to be better than the hypocritical liberal media that covers up for Obama.
Christie, like Obama, is a bully. He uses the force of government to try to intimidate and damage his political opponents. He uses government to scare people into silence. He uses government for political retribution.
Oh, and let’s not forget that he’s also the jerk who double-crossed Mitt Romney, sold his buddy out and helped to re-elect Obama. As I’ve said in hundreds of media interviews since the Presidential election, “The GOP can never again trust Chris Christie. Christie stabbed Mitt Romney in the back. Once a traitor, always a traitor. He cannot be our Presidential nominee.”
I was right. The true Christie was just exposed. He’s not much different than Obama. If you cross him, or anger him, or criticize him, he’ll try to destroy your life. And he doesn’t care who gets in the way (even thousands of New Jersey voters stuck in hours of traffic, half of whom might have been Republican supporters). Fat and Furious is a small scandal, but it represents a much bigger picture.

Let’s Look At The Chris Christie Story

I’m a Tea Party libertarian-conservative Republican. Mitt Romney was not my cup of tea. (Excuse the pun.) But once I choose sides, I’m “all in.” There is no 90 percent or even 100 percent. Either you give everything you have, or don’t get involved. So I gave Romney 110 percent.
I knew the re-election of Obama would devastate the economy and kill more jobs. I knew the implementation of Obamacare would annihilate the middle class. I knew Romney was the only alternative. So I was “all in.” I gave Romney everything I had. His loss was devastating to me.
But not for Christie. He sold Romney out for ego, media spotlight and his own political future. As soon as Christie saw the opportunity to advance his own future Presidential prospects, he dumped Romney like yesterday’s news. He didn’t just stab Romney in the back and kiss Obama’s ring. He went a step further: He French-kissed Obama at the New Jersey airport.
You never betray your friends like that. Never. There would have been nothing wrong with shaking Obama’s hand at the airport and announcing: “I don’t support your policies, and I’m still supporting Romney. But when there is a natural disaster, we all come together as Americans.” That would have been fine.
But Christie became best friends forever (BFFs) with Obama that day. Christie’s over-the-top lovefest damaged Romney’s Presidential ambitions. At the time, several national polls had Romney up by 5 to 7 points. His ratings sunk like quicksand after Christie’s symbolic embrace. It’s bad enough to kiss your opponent’s ring, but Christie French-kissed Obama. Yuck. And he never again mentioned Romney’s name or his support of Romney. Do hurricanes cause amnesia? With friends like Christie, who needs enemies?

What did Christie get out of it? Was it pure ego, to prove his bipartisan credentials and win adulation from the liberal media? Yes, I think that was part of it.
Did Obama bribe Christie? Was he promised billions of dollars in government loans and Federal Emergency Management Agency hurricane-relief money if he stabbed Romney in the back? Yes, I think that was part of it.
Was it pure political payback for not being chosen as Romney’s Vice President? Yes, I think that was part of it.
Or was it pure political calculation? Did Christie realize if his buddy Romney won the election, he (Christie) would have no political future. Romney would be in for eight long years, and Christie would have nowhere to move up — and he would be long forgotten after his second term as Governor was up. My guess is all of the above.
Don’t forget this is a guy who Romney chose as the keynote speaker at the GOP convention. Christie rewarded his faith by giving an entire speech about himself. Listening to Christie’s speech that night, I wasn’t sure if it was Romney or Christie accepting the nomination.
This same Christie went out of his way to denigrate and bad-mouth the Tea Party. You know, the same group that is the very foundation of the GOP. The same group that makes up the most loyal base of support, donations, energy and excitement for the GOP. The same group that produced the greatest landslide in modern political history in 2010. Why? Once again, ego. Christie needed to flex his muscles, prove his independence and win adulation from the liberal media.

This same Christie went out of his way to denigrate Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. He not only picked a fight and called them bad names, but then he refused to kiss and make up.
Christie has kissed Obama’s ring 24/7 since the election, but he wouldn’t make peace with two Tea Party heroes of the GOP. Interesting way to gain the GOP Presidential nomination.
This same Christie badmouthed Libertarians. Not a word about liberals. He said nothing about the Marxist cabal in the White House destroying our economy. But he went out of his way to bad-mouth freedom-loving Libertarians.
You’d think Obama would love Christie. Yet first chance he got, Obama stuck the knife into Christie. First, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he was investigating whether this traffic jam scandal was criminal. Then, he announced the Justice Department is investigating Christie’s possible misuse of Superstorm Sandy relief funds. Amazing! Poor Christie. All that ring kissing, butt kissing and French kissing… and Obama still wants to ruin him.

What Are The Lessons From Fat And Furious?

First, what goes around comes around. Karma’s a b***h. Christie got what was coming to him.
Second, if the customer is always right in business, that’s doubly true in politics. Who is the GOP’s base (i.e., best customer)? The Tea Party. Any Republican who bad-mouths the Tea Party is a moron. You can disagree, but do it nicely. Show respect. If you don’t, expect to be shown the door. You just committed political suicide.
Third, stop trying to make friends with the media. The media hate all Republicans, even the “moderate” ones. When a Republican courts the media, he dances with the devil. You may think they like you. You may think you’ve charmed them. But in the end, the media will aim to destroy you for the “crime” of being a Republican.
Christie just found out what happens when the media think you’re the one guy who can beat Hillary Clinton. They turn on you like a pack of wolves.
Fourth, never trust big-government Republicans like Christie. They use the same power of government to damage people’s lives, just as Democrats like Obama do.
Fifth, never allow politicians of any party to bully or intimidate taxpayers. Whether they are ordering IRS audits or ordering traffic jams, they deserve impeachment and prison terms. They answer to voters — not the other way around. They are our servants; we aren’t their serfs.

Sixth, if you’re a Republican and you make nice with Obama (the Marxist destroying our country), you are making a pact with the devil. And the first chance he gets, he’ll double-cross you. Deals mean nothing to the devil.
As a football player, I learned a valuable lesson. I was taught that as a wide receiver, you’re going to get hit — whether you catch the ball or drop it. So you might as well catch it. The hit hurts much less after you made an important catch for your team. When it comes to Obama, he’s going to try to destroy you either way. You might as well try to destroy him, too. Because playing nice doesn’t help. He is a radical Marxist. He hates patriots. He hates Republicans. He hates businessmen. You cannot win him over. He drinks the Marxist Kool-Aid. He will never be your friend.
Lastly, stop making excuses for Republicans who believe in big government. Taxes went up under Christie. Spending went up under Christie. The size of government went up under Christie. Do you ever get the message that this is why America is so screwed up, that this is why we face economic disaster? If Republicans are no better than Democrats, who needs them?
Funny enough, I actually feel bad for Christie. His scandal was just a traffic jam, for gosh sakes. Fat and Furious is a small scandal compared to the crimes of Obama. But it’s symbolic of everything that ails America and the GOP. Christie is the biggest loser. Pun intended.
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America.

It's the Constitution, Stupid: The Great Eight

Surviving Obama's "action." Senate Democrats turn on Hillary. And: "Abortion Barbie" hits the skids. All this -- plus -- "T-Bone" gets an "F." Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It's the Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Nine Ways Obama Makes Hitler Look Like An Angel

Obama only wants military leaders who 'will fire on U.S. citizens'
We are living in perilous times; our nation is being fundamentally transformed into something our founding father’s tried to prevent, an oligarchy.
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning “few”, and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning “to rule or to command”) is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. 
Barack Obama has, through the creation of his many executive czars, established his own set of laws (or rather rules, regulations, and executive “fiats” or Orders) that allow him to usurp Congress’s legislative authority to pass those very laws that govern our lives.
Click here to see the regulations enacted by Obama’s unelected Czars Versus the laws written by Congress in 2013.

This is not the first time a republic has been destroyed this way.
Herr Hitler wasn’t even the president when he had the “Enabling Act of 1933” passed giving him, the Chancellor of the cabinet of the Weimar Republic, the authority to enact legislation without passing it in the “Reichstag,” or the Weimar Republic’s version of our Congress.
We all know how well that turned out.
Obama told us he would do it; remember this? 

He promised to “fundamentally change The United States of America”.
What he has done so far:
  • He has created positions in his executive branch for czars that are beyond the approval of Congress.
  • Each of these positions carry the power and authority of a cabinet position, without being responsible to anyone but Obama himself (like Himmler, Goebbels, and the rest of Herr Hitler’s crew.)
  • Each of these positions are empowered by Obama to create any rules and regulations they decide are necessary without going through Congress; in other words, Congress has no say whether these rules are legal under our Constitution.
  • He has created the largest governmental  bureaucracy ever in our country’s history through auspices of Obamacare. (Click here to study the Monster for yourself)  
  • He has been given the power to kill  or imprison anyone, anywhere on the face of this planet without a trial, simply if he decides that person is a threat to this country (or rather his vision of what this country is threatened by.) (NDAA act of 2012)
  • He has created the most intense surveillance of our own citizens ever conceived by man. He has even been spying on Congress.
  • He is providing police departments with military surplus mine-proof vehicles and  weaponry for civil unrest, or “Rescues”.
  • He is well on his way to creating a national security force just like he said he would.
  • Obama has used the IRS to attack his political enemies and their families, particularly the Tea party (and even Sarah Palin’s father.)
Herr Hitler was a rank amatuer compaired to Obama; but then again, Hitler was never a student of Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky, who wanted to eliminate millions of American citizens just for their political views.

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But wait, there’s more….Click here to read Bill Ayers’ own communist manifesto calling for race wars and revolution in this country
Obama is an Alinsky radical to the very core, being molded by Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers and funded by George Soros.
The Alinsky radical has a single principle – to take power from the Haves and give it to the Have-nots. What this amounts to in practice is a political nihilism – a destructive assault on the established order in the name of the
“people” (who, in the fashion common to dictators, are designated as such by the revolutionary elite)
Who is Frank Marshall Davis? He was Obama’s mentor in Hawaii, introduced to him in 1970 by his grandfather. Davis took young Obama into his tutelage and turned him into a man.
 “I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.” —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947 
Some even believe Davis is actually Obama’s real father, who conceived him with an underaged Ann Dunham during the writing of “Sex Rebel: Black” in which he describes having sex with “Anne,” a common enough name. Except for the nude photographs of Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, taken by Davis (and the almost eerie resemblance Obama has in common with Davis, especially when compared to Barack Obama Senior.)

The Man who promised to fundamentally change this nation has started doing so with executive orders and rules and regulations from his own personal cadre of the liberal and often communist elites he has installed into positions that cannot be removed from our government by either Congress or the Judiciary.
Change is not always a good thing.
Hitler promised change to the people of Germany. He promised them free health care, the envy of the world; he promised to destroy the rich and raise the poor out of poverty; and he promised to build schools and roads that would change Germany into  the greatest nation on earth.
He did so by surrounding himself with his own Cadre of like-minded people and was given the legislative power to do whatever was necessary to implement what he promised to do for Germany.
There is an axiom of the internet called “Godwin’s law,”  which states:
 “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches”.
It isn’t always a bad thing to compare some politician’s actions to Herr Hitler; sometimes it is a fair warning of what can and WILL happen next if such abuses of power go unchecked…       
I like to call that “Suhor’s Corollary to Godwin’s law,” Internet patent pending of course…

US Sen. Coburn to resign after current session

Sen. Tom Coburn
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sen. Tom Coburn has announced he will resign at the end of the current session of Congress, nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end.
The decision comes just months after the two-term Republican senator was diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer, but the 65-year-old said in a statement late Thursday that his health wasn't the reason.
"Carolyn and I have been touched by the encouragement we've received from people across the state regarding my latest battle against cancer," Coburn said, referring to his wife. "But this decision isn't about my health, my prognosis or even my hopes and desires. 

"As a citizen, I am now convinced that I can best serve my own children and grandchildren by shifting my focus elsewhere. In the meantime, I look forward to finishing this year strong."
Coburn, nicknamed "Dr. No." for his voting record in the Senate, was supposed to serve through 2016. Instead, he'll step down in January 2015. He had already vowed not to seek a third term.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement Thursday describing Coburn as "one of the most intelligent, principled and decent men in modern Senate history."
"When it comes to the transcendent debate over the size and cost of government, Tom Coburn is simply without peer," McConnell, R-Ky., said. "No one has done more to awaken Americans to the threat posed by a government that chronically spends more than it takes in, and no one has worked harder at finding a solution." 

Known as a conservative maverick during his three terms in the U.S. House in the 1990s, Coburn continued that role after being elected to the Senate in 2004. A fierce critic of what he described as excessive government spending, Coburn was most vocal about opposing the earmarking of special projects.
His office routinely produced reports on wasteful spending, such as a 37-page report in 2011 dubbed "Subsidies of the Rich and Famous" that detailed nearly $30 billion spent annually on government tax breaks and federal grant programs for millionaires.
And late last year, Coburn was among a group of senators who released the findings of a two-year probe into alleged abuses in how Social Security disability benefits were approved at a federal Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in West Virginia. The study detailed inappropriate conduct between Social Security law judges, a law firm, and doctors in approving benefits, and an apparent lack of oversight from the agency.
Coburn's thwarting of legislation that Democrats consider worthy has often frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who declared in 2008: "You cannot negotiate with Coburn. It's just something you learn over the years is a waste of time." 

Coburn's resignation is certain to draw the interest of a deep bench of ambitious Republicans in Oklahoma, and the GOP will be heavily favored to retain control of the seat. Among the Republicans mentioned as possible contenders are U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, Jim Bridenstine and James Lankford, along with Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
State law requires the governor to call a special election in the case of a vacancy.
Coburn was treated for prostate cancer in 2011, and has battled numerous health issues in past years.
He revealed in 2003 he'd been diagnosed with colon cancer and had undergone surgery and chemotherapy. He told a reporter at the time, "you should be writing about Medicaid and Medicare instead of my health."
Coburn also was treated for malignant melanoma in 1975, and had a benign tumor removed from his pituitary gland in 2007. He also was tested for an irregular heartbeat in 2008.

More Evidence We’re Losing Our Freedom

The latest Index of Economic Freedom has just come out, and the news for the United States isn’t good. The study, a joint effort of The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, concludes that economic freedom in the United States has declined again. This is the seventh year in a row this has happened.
For more than 200 years, the United States led the world in economic freedom. For many of those years, we were also the most prosperous Nation in the world, as we demonstrated that economic abundance was one of the happy consequences of economic freedom. Now, many other nations are confirming the same thing.
But we aren’t. Now, we’re not even in the top 10 of the 178 countries the study measured. Thanks a lot, Barack Obama! And Congress. And, yes, even the U.S. Supreme Court. All have been complicit in the unrelenting assaults on free enterprise in this country.
In an opinion piece in The Journal, Terry Miller, one of the study’s directors, had this to say: “It’s not hard to see why the U.S. is losing ground. Even marginal tax rates exceeding 43% cannot finance runaway government spending, which has caused the national debt to skyrocket.”

But out-of-control government spending is just one of the areas where the United States is in decline. As Miller wrote: “The Obama administration continues to shackle entire sectors of the economy with regulation, including health care, finance and energy. The intervention impedes both personal freedom and national prosperity.”
So if the U.S. is losing economic freedom, how is the rest of the world doing? Believe it or not, economic freedom is actually improving in most of the world. According to the study, 114 countries of the 178 in the study enjoyed an increase in economic freedom in the past year. And some 43 countries scored their highest ranking ever in the index’s 20-year history.
Leading the list once again is Hong Kong, which scored 90.1 on the 100-point scale. Following it in the “free” category are Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand and our northern neighbor, Canada.
Rounding out the top 10 in the “mostly free” category are Chile, Mauritius, Ireland and Denmark. Then comes Estonia. The United States finally shows up next, at 12th on the list. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but even Estonia did better than the U.S. this time.
Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. It turns out that several countries in Eastern Europe that used to be dominated by the Soviet Union are thriving now that they have embraced free-market economies. According to the study, Estonia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic are the European countries that gained the most economic freedom in the past 20 years.
Congress, are you listening?

According to the study, 18 countries in Europe have reached new highs in economic freedom. They include Germany, Sweden, Poland and Georgia. On the other hand, five countries — Greece, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Cyprus — scored lower than they did when the first index appeared 20 years ago.
No surprise on which countries are on the bottom of the list. In descending order, they are Iran, Eritrea, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Cuba and North Korea. All are known for despotic governments, government-run economies and few, if any, property rights — oh, and one other thing: the abject poverty endured by most of their citizens.
The study measures economic freedom in 10 different categories under four broad areas, which it calls the pillars of economic freedom. They are,
  1. The Rule of Law, which includes property rights and lack of corruption;
  2. Limited Government, measured by fiscal freedom and controls on government spending;
  3. Regulatory Efficiency, such as business freedom, labor freedom and monetary freedom; and finally,
  4. Open Markets, as measured by freedom to trade, investment freedom and financial freedom.
Does it really matter how a country scores on economic freedom? Absolutely!
“Countries achieving higher levels of economic freedom consistently and measurably outperform others in economic growth, long-term prosperity and social progress,” Miller wrote.
It is an outrage that this country, whose freedom and prosperity made us an inspiration for the world, is now measurably on the decline. The report says that the U.S. has suffered “particularly large losses in… control of government spending.” But we already knew that, didn’t we?

The latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms just how shaky things have become in the U.S. economy. While forecasters expected new jobs in December to exceed 200,000, the BLS number came in at a lowly 74,000.
Yet even with that disappointing number, the unemployment rate in this country somehow dropped 3/10 of a point, from 7 percent to 6.7 percent. How is that possible?
It turns out that nearly five times more people stopped looking for work in December than found new jobs. An estimated 347,000 Americans left the labor force and are no longer counted among the unemployed.
Clearly, there’s the solution to make the unemployment numbers look good. If enough people who don’t have jobs simply give up looking for them, unemployment in this country would drop to zero. Wouldn’t that give the Obamaites something to crow about?

The sad truth is that the actual number of people with jobs in this country — the so-called “labor participation rate” – is at a measly 62.8 percent. That’s the lowest number since 1978.
“[T]his year’s index demonstrates that the U.S. needs a drastic change in direction,” Miller wrote.
Indeed it does. But as long as Harry Reid holds the reins as Senate Majority Leader, we’re not going to get it. Happily, that could change in a big way this November, when he could receive a well-deserved demotion to Minority Leader.
I’ll have a lot more to say in coming days on the key elections that could make that happen. In the meantime, keep reminding your friends that Ronald Reagan got it right when he said: “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
The latest Index of Economic Freedom confirms the wisdom of the former President’s remark. The more government gets out of the way, the more a country will prosper. The results of five years of Obama prove that the opposite is true, too.
Until next time, keep some powder dry.

Speaker John Boehner Backlash for Not Moving to Impeach Obama

Boehner Criticized for Empty Rhetoric; Backlash for Not Moving to Impeach Obama
Speaker of the House John Boehner is experiencing a backlash after he posted the image below on his Facebook page. The image is intended to be a sharp retort to Obama’s declaration that he will rule by imperial fiat. The posted image, however, is little more than empty rhetoric considering the behavior of establishment Republicans confronting Obama’s constitutional violations.

Boehner and establishment Republicans, however, cannot easily portray themselves as defenders of the Constitution. A large number of commenters on the popular social media network told them as much.
Thousands of comments took Boehner and Republicans to task for not moving to impeach Obama. Others defended Obama and accused Boehner and the Republicans of obstructionism.
“Quit acting like you are going to do anything remotely close to following your Oath of Office!” said one commenter. The remark is a reference to Article VI, clause 3 that requires Senators and Representatives take an oath of office to support the Constitution.

“Dear Mr. Speaker, If you believed in the Constitution or even read it, you would start impeachment proceedings against the president. But you won’t, you are much too weak a leader to do the right thing,” another commenter complained about Republican lack of resolve.
Fear of even mentioning the “I” word demonstrates just how trepidatious establishment Republicans are when it comes to penalizing Obama for his crimes. During a Committee on the Judiciary meeting in December, Republicans were so adverse to the subject they didn’t even mention the word impeachment. “They didn’t use that word, of course. Republican leaders frown on such labeling because it makes the House majority look, well, crazy,” Dana Milbank wrote for the Washington Post.
“They’ve failed at cutting off funding, they’ve had difficulty suing Obama in court and they lost the 2012 election. That basically leaves them with the option of making loud but ineffectual noises about high crimes and misdemeanors,” Milbank, who was lambasted for daring to criticize Obama in 2008, continued.

“The Framers recognized that presidential abuse of power carried the greatest potential to wreck the republic,” notes Andrew C. McCarthy. “Adamant that the presidency they were creating must not become a monarchy, they carried on debates over the Constitution that were consumed with precluding this very real possibility. In the end, the Framers armed Congress with two responsive weapons: the power of the purse and the power of impeachment.”
Not since Republicans impeached Bill Clinton for lying under oath about a dalliance with an aide have Republicans shown the sort of resolve required when a president violates the Constitution and engages in high crimes and misdemeanors.
It is now up to a small number of House Republicans to keep the effort to impeach Obama alive. In December, Texas Rep. Steve Stockman was characterized by Salon as “exotic” for disturbing proposed Articles of Impeachment to his colleagues.
A number of Republicans have urged impeachment proceedings, including Rep. Duncan Hunter of California (for Obama’s move to bomb Syria without congressional approval), Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn (over Benghazi), Iowa Republican Steve King and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (over the debt), among others.


Speaker of the House John Boehner is experiencing a backlash after he posted the image below on his Facebook page. The image is intended to be a sharp retort to Obama’s declaration that he will rule by imperial fiat. The posted image, however, is little more than empty rhetoric considering the behavior of establishment Republicans confronting Obama’s constitutional violations. - See more at:

Speaker of the House John Boehner is experiencing a backlash after he posted the image below on his Facebook page. The image is intended to be a sharp retort to Obama’s declaration that he will rule by imperial fiat. The posted image, however, is little more than empty rhetoric considering the behavior of establishment Republicans confronting Obama’s constitutional violations. - See more at:

District Attorney Targets County Assessor...Nye County Nevada...!

... in Nye County, Nevada on the western edge of the Nevada Test Site
oped: Not surprising as this is the Infamous Senator Harry Reids turf!

Nye County, Nev. — Corruption has become the order of the day throughout our Nation from top to bottom. One doesn’t need to look too far to find it on all sides. Though corruption existed before, it gained momentum three years ago in Nye County, Nev., with a meeting in Pahrump attended by Nye County District Attorney Brian Kunzi.
The discussion was to welcome him as the new DA, as well as to discuss prior corruption in the county and address questions regarding what lay in store for the future. During the discussion, Kunzi’s phony, angry outbursts confirmed everyone’s concerns. They got a blast of the man’s real attitude regarding corruption. Today, this writer has little doubt about Kunzi and certain other dirty Nye County officials.

Nye County Assessor’s Position

During the election of 2010 for County Assessor, incumbent Sandra Musselman signed on to run for re-election. Shirley Matson signed up as the challenger. As the deadline to withdraw from the election passed, names could not be removed from the ballot. Corrupt Nye County officials thought the incumbent Musselman was a shoo-in. Then, Nye County started offering early retirement buyouts for employees — employees, now, mind you. Danelle Shamrell of the Nye County Human Resources Office determined that Musselman, an elected official, was considered to be an employee eligible for the early buyout package. Mussleman took the buyout. Due to the election rules, she could not remove her name from the ballot; but come hell or high water, she was going to take the buyout. Do Nye County citizens consider this corrupt? A withdrawn candidate was on the ballot, but not running, who was about to get a little taxpayer bonus.

The Attack

The challenger won the election. That’s when the trouble started, as Matson’s opposition didn’t want her to be in that position. Almost immediately, Kunzi and other county officials proceeded to harass Matson. They have orchestrated attack, after attack, after attack.
Shortly after Matson’s election, forged checks appeared that looked like the Assessor’s checks (even to sequencing of the numbers), leaving Matson with questions about the integrity of the account. Several States contacted the Assessor’s office asking if certain checks were valid. They were all written for $3,200 each. The total of the checks amounted to more than $24,000. It had all the appearances of an inside job, especially coming so soon after the election. The newly elected Assessor, suspecting something suspicious, innocently called Kunzi and requested an investigation. The checks had Matson’s name (superimposed) on them, and immediately those who opposed Matson started accusing her. I have received information that the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and other law enforcement attempted to appear to investigate this matter, but the investigation went nowhere — except that it was used to launch a concerted effort to publicly attack Matson and destroy her. Evidently, if you forge checks, you get a free pass. Could it be that all of these high-power law enforcement agencies were simply used by Kunzi and some inside power brokers in Nye County to start the attack on Matson? What is Kunzi and his cohorts worried about? What don’t they want Matson to uncover?

It Gets Worse

An ethics complaint was filed against Matson. She was never advised by Kunzi, who represents the elected officials and employees, that she should notify the county insurer of her plight. Instead, Kunzi participated in the complaint against Matson. She personally paid all expenses for her defense, to the tune of $45,000. The insurer should have defended her. After the fact, Matson now knows she should have had access to the insurance. She is currently — and rightly so — requesting coverage from her insurer, but the insurer is refusing to cover her costs. Adding insult to injury, the Pahrump Valley Times ignored the facts and brutally attacked Matson. Editor Matt Ward reportedly inserted words in news stories written by his reporters, then conveniently left out his name. He allegedly came up with headlines like “Packagegate” in an obvious effort to publicly trash Matson, as he has slithered around Pahrump like a snake on its belly. Would you consider this good journalism? It’s beginning to appear that Kunzi is the snake charmer.

The Crooks Are Running Scared

The bulk-mailing machine for all the Nye County offices in Pahrump just so happened to be in the Assessor’s office. An employee in Matson’s office reported that Matson removed a letter from the mail stack, but the employee had no idea why. Within hours, Kunzi, accompanied by Nye County Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall, two FBI agents, a Federal marshal and others beat it over to Matson’s office, where she was questioned about stealing mail having to do with confidential information relating to evidence about a criminal complaint being sent to the Clark County Grand Jury. To make things look good, the PVT was called to be there. According to sources, Ward and his photographer had been alerted and were waiting outside of the Assessor’s office. This is corruption at its worst, it is possibly criminal in nature and I have no doubt whatsoever that Kunzi orchestrated it. They had exclusive information along with a picture of the Assessor being met at her office entrance.

There were accusations flying everywhere but none substantiated. The FBI and Kunzi had no interest in the check fraud attempted against county funds, but showed exceptional interest in a piece of mail addressed to the FBI, left at the Assessor’s office and personally delivered to the post office by Matson. The question is who brought this letter to the Assessor’s office? How in the world was Kunzi ready to attack Matson within hours of her delivering the envelope to the Post Office? The person who allegedly called to report that Matson had the envelope also reported that Matson had taken the disk and copied it to her home computers. Kunzi’s corruption squad confiscated Matson’s home computers. They made sure that the local newspaper reported all this to the public so they would think that Matson was crooked, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Has Kunzi No Shame?

Shamrell received a request from Jolyne Zimmerman, an employee in Matson’s department. Shamrell then sent correspondence ordering the publicly elected Matson to refrain from any communication with her employee, Zimmerman, who was on medical leave. What does Matson’s employee know that Shamrell et al. want to keep secret? This is not only a clear violation of county policy — to have a county employee (Shamrell) order around an elected official (Matson); it’s a perfect example of Kunzi’s involvement, plus his turning a blind eye. Or could Kunzi’s eyes have been open all along?

US~Observer Bone Of Contention

Nevada has a law equal to the Federal Freedom of Information Act called the Nevada Public Records Act (NPRA). It’s based upon the premise that all records are open to the public unless declared confidential by law. NRS 239 states confidentiality defaults in favor of disclosure. Requirements for disclosure “must be construed liberally,” according to the act, while exemptions allowing confidentiality must be “construed narrowly.”
Human Resource’s records are determined to be public records, with Social Security numbers and medical information to be treated as confidential. A public records request by this reporter was refused three times. The fourth request produced only in a redacted copy of all 39 applications to the position of Assistant County Manager. The public has a vested interest in the selection process, the qualifications and who gets hired and why. To hide this information under protection, as Kunzi has done, is to cause grave concern and suspicion about more rampant corruption in Nye County.
An investigative reporter for the US~Observer and — believe it or not — the editor himself, Edward Snook, requested these copies without redaction. Both were refused outright. Kunzi’s condescending response to Snook infuriated Snook to the point that he informed Kunzi that he was being a “smart ass,” which, of course, he was. The US~Observer will now pursue this charade with a vengeance, dragging Kunzi and all his corrupt cohorts in complicity into the court of public opinion by informing all Nye County citizens of this allegedly sordid, filthy, corrupt District Attorney who needs to be replaced before he wrecks two cars like his corrupt, drunken forerunner Robert S. Beckett did.
All of this is important because it pertains to a reported blatant scheme to place an existing Nye County Commissioner into the position of Assistant County Manager, paving the way for the late Commissioner Joni Eastley to ascend to the throne of County Manager someday. This entire gig was all orchestrated by most of the Nye County Officials right out in plain sight. Can you believe even during Board of County Commissioner meetings? They took a vote on it (Eastley’s acceptance) on Dec. 18, 2012. It failed, so they turned around on Jan. 5, 2013, and passed it after questions were addressed to Kunzi about legality and Eastley having no qualifications. Kunzi blessed it, and the rest is history. You have to hand it to them; they got corruption down to a science. If you look up there by Nye County Manager Pam Webster’s throne, you’ll see Eastley smugly sitting on her right- hand side.

Ethics Complaint

A state ethics complaint was filed about the hiring process of Eastley, and the Ethics Commission never held a public hearing. If you violate hiring practices in Nye County and the DA favors a certain individual, there are no consequences. How peachy! Citizens have complained about past hiring practices, but it’s a waste of time in Nye County as long as Kunzi is involved and the whole county is incestuously connected by families. Nye County: a taxpayer-funded, family-operated business. There is no question about corruption in Nye County: It’s pervasive.
–Andrew Alberti 

Edward Snook’s Note: District Attorney Brian Kunzi has slandered Shirley Matson, whom I consider to be a very fine human being and an honest, outstanding public servant. In my opinion, Kunzi is no better than his predecessor, District Attorney Robert Beckett. The only difference I see is that he hasn’t started drunken driving yet, and he hasn’t been arrested in front of Heidi Fleiss’s House. 

Nye County District Attorney Brian Kunzi
The US~Observer sincerely hopes that the citizens of Nye County, Nev., wake up and put a stop to Kunzi’s corrupted bullying. My personal message to Kunzi: Brian Kunzi, you are indeed a bully, and you will find our future relationship to be far more challenging than the one you have had with Assessor Shirley Matson. Prepare yourself to reimburse Shirley Matson the $45,000 that was withheld from her through political chicanery.
It’s truly amazing that the all-important District Attorney of Nye County, Nev., finds it necessary to beat up on a helpless woman. What isn’t amazing is the fact that Kunzi is almost frantic in his efforts to destroy Matson. Kunzi appears to be hiding some things that are extremely important (damning); and rest assured, we will find out exactly what they are.
If supposed “public servants” like Kunzi possessed any real intelligence, they would simply do what is right. Sadly, and at their own demise, they rarely do so. In other words, “a leopard can’t change its spots.” Kunzi will never be able to say he wasn’t given the opportunity.
Anyone with information on Kunzi and his Nye County cabal is urged to contact Andrew Alberti at 775-513-6056 or email

How Did The Maryland Transportation Police Know An Unarmed Man From Florida Was A Concealed Carry Gun Owner Before They Pulled Him Over?

How Did The Maryland Transportation Police Know An Unarmed Man From Florida Was A Concealed Carry Gun Owner Before They Pulled Him Over?
A Florida man was traveling South with his family on the way home from a wedding in New Jersey when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MTAP) began tailing his Ford Expedition. After about 10 minutes, the police pulled him over and told him they knew he owned a gun. They demanded he produce it for them on the spot — even though the firearm was locked away in a safe 1,000 miles away.
John Filippidis of Hudson, Fla., told The Tampa Tribune he wasn’t speeding or doing anything illegal when the cops took an interest in his car. In fact, he’d intentionally left his Kel-Tec .38 pistol locked up at home precisely because he understood the potential legal headaches that can arise when traveling through multiple State jurisdictions with a firearm.
“I know the laws and I know the rules,” he said. “But I just think it’s a better idea to leave it home.”
So when the Maryland police pulled him over, they took his license and registration back to the patrol cruiser, then returned to the car and ordered him to get out. Here’s the Tribune’s narrative:

"Ten minutes later he’s back, and he wants John out of the Expedition. Retreating to the space between the SUV and the unmarked car, the officer orders John to hook his thumbs behind his back and spread his feet. “You own a gun,” the officer says. “Where is it?”
“At home in my safe,” John answers.
“Don’t move,” says the officer.
Now he’s at the passenger’s window. “Your husband owns a gun,” he says. “Where is it?”
First Kally [John’s wife] says, “I don’t know.” Retelling it later she says, “And that’s all I should have said.” Instead, attempting to be helpful, she added, “Maybe in the glove [box]. Maybe in the console. I’m scared of it. I don’t want to have anything to do with it. I might shoot right through my foot.”
The officer came back to John. “You’re a liar. You’re lying to me. Your family says you have it. Where is the gun? Tell me where it is and we can resolve this right now.”
Of course, John couldn’t show him what didn’t exist, but Kally’s failure to corroborate John’s account, the officer would tell them later, was the probable cause that allowed him to summon backup — three marked cars joined the lineup along the I-95 shoulder — and empty the Expedition of riders, luggage, Christmas gifts, laundry bags; to pat down Kally and [daughter] Yianni; to explore the engine compartment and probe inside door panels; and to separate and isolate the Filippidises in the back seats of the patrol cars.
Ninety minutes later, or maybe it was two hours — “It felt like forever,” Kally says — no weapon found and their possessions repacked, the episode ended … with the officer writing out a warning."

The incident left Filippidis angry and embarrassed, outraged that his children had to endure the unnecessary ordeal while watching the police treat their father like a criminal. And he has no idea how the Maryland Transportation Authority Police knew about his lawful firearm, obtained and maintained in the State of Florida.
MTAP wouldn’t comment to the Tribune, citing an internal investigation into the matter. The police captain who supervises the officer who made the stop has apologized to Filippidis, along with an MTAP Internal Affairs officer.
But Filippidis still doesn’t know why he was stopped, how any of them knew that he was a lawful gun owner in Florida or why it made any difference to the police once they had him in their sights.

Hollywood Liberal Says He’s Making The Movie That Will Destroy The 2nd Amendment

Hollywood Liberal Says He’s Making The Movie That Will Destroy The 2nd Amendment
During an appearance on radio shock-jock Howard Stern’s show this week, movie producer Harvey Weinstein said that he’s teaming up with actress Meryl Streep to produce a feature film that will make gun enthusiasts, namely members of the National Rifle Association, “wish they weren’t alive.”
Weinstein told Stern that he did not and would never own a firearm, and he doesn’t believe other Americans should have the right to own one.
“I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it,” the producer said. “I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
Weinstein hinted that the movie will directly attack the NRA and its members.
“I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
The chairman of Weinstein Co., which was formerly Miramax, also told Stern that the full-feature drama he is working on will demonize gun rights so unabashedly that those who see the film will leave thinking, “Gun stocks — I don’t want to be involved in that stuff.”

“It’s going to be like crash and burn,” he went on.
Deadline Hollywood offered a few more details about the film in an article following the interview:
"The formidable chairman of The Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein, confirmed to Deadline today they will be taking on the NRA gun lobby head-on with a film entitled The Senator’s Wife which will star the just-Oscar-nominated Streep (August: Osage County) and other top talent in a movie he described as “the new Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” — the beloved Frank Capra film that starred Jimmy Stewart about one man’s fight against corrupt politicians in Washington."
Prodded by Stern, Weinstein said that some people on the planet should be allowed to possess firearms for self-defense, but only in cases where the firearm is not personally owned and in countries where massive unrest is unfolding.
Asked to imagine the plight of the Jewish people disarmed and murdered by Nazi Germany, Weinstein told Stern that he might have used a firearm against his aggressors if he were in their shoes and he “found a gun” on the way to a concentration camp.
Washington Times opinion editor Emily Miller quipped in a piece discussing the producer’s movie plan, “Mr. Weinstein has been watching too many movies if he thinks the good guys find fully loaded firearms in convenient locations to use only when necessary.”

Just How Out of Touch is the Ruling Class?

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Daniel Horowitz 
As House Republicans prepare for their aptly-named “GOP Retreat” at the end of the month, they are planning to make immigration the centerpiece of their legislative strategy.  Both Politico and Roll Call offer a glimpse into their grand scheme.  They will offer a lot of window dressing about enforcement and all the things the GOP base wants to hear.  But ask yourself this question: why the urgency?
According to a new Gallup poll, immigration ranks among the lowest priority issues in the minds of voters.  Only 3% listed it as a top issue, whereas most people felt the economy, jobs, and healthcare (Obamacare) were much more important.  More strikingly, the largest plurality of respondents listed dissatisfaction with government as the most pressing issue.

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And therein lies the key to understanding the wide gulf between the priorities of the Country Class and those of the Ruling Class.  No issue accentuates this schism more than immigration.  If you walk the corridors of the elite institutions and firms in Washington, there is nothing more important than granting amnesty to illegals.  Yet, when you step outside the beltway, it becomes obvious that nobody cares about the issue, and to the extent they do most people are on the other side.   In fact, the dyslexic and wrongheaded focus on immigration amidst a healthcare crisis is precisely why people view the Ruling Class as the biggest policy problem.

So, again, we must ask, why the urgency?  With so many people prioritizing the problems pertaining to jobs, healthcare, debt, and big government why would anyone think it would be an electoral boon to push an issue so few people care about?
With more people listing declining morals as more important than immigration maybe the establishment will start fighting back on social issues.  Just kidding.
On the one hand, establishment Republicans have nothing else to do.  With Boehner echoing Obama’s talking points today on the debt ceiling and with the Chamber of Commerce surrendering on Obamacare, there’s plenty of time to focus on less pressing issues.
However, ultimately, we all understand the urgency of this issue.  Democrats want to begin creating a permanent majority, and Ruling Class Republicans want to butter up their money-handlers at the expense of the American people.  They can then use that money to perpetuate the game of politics – the red vs. blue game – in pursuit of no worthy end-goal other than accumulation of power and money.

If you think that merely electing six more Republican senators of any persuasion – without rebuilding the party from the ground-up – will change this dynamic, you haven’t been paying attention.