don't give Bernie Sanders much of a chance at winning the presidential
election, even if he somehow gets past the rigged Democratic Primaries.
Conventional wisdom dictates that Americans will never elect a 74 year old
curmudgeon socialist as president of the United States. Don’t get me wrong, America has had its share of presidents with socialistic
traits, just not an 'admitted' socialist.
Presidents Wilson, FDR, LBJ and Obama could all be labeled socialistic
to a certain degree.
a foreign concept in American history unfortunately. Socialism made its way to America in the mid 19th century with the
influx with German and other European Marxist immigrants. These immigrants arrived in the US after the mid century ‘Spring’ revolts that
were ongoing on at the time and they brought their Marxist ideas with
them. Many of our labor unions were
organized by socialists. The AFL founders, Adolph
Strasser and Samuel Gompers in particular, were both socialists. The AFL-CIO is now the largest federation of
unions in the country.
I know what
you’re saying…..but Casey, that was a long time ago, we couldn't elect an
admitted Bolshevik today. Normally I
would agree, but things could change very quickly. I’m convinced the 2008 financial collapse
helped elect Barack Hussein Obama. I
think voters saw Obama as an agent of change, and conversely, they saw John
McCain as the status quo. Americans saw
the country collapsing around them and they were willing to give this neophyte
Despite the rosy
economic outlook by those in the media and the Obama regime, things aren't rosy
at all. All the signs of a troubled
world economy are all around us. Much
like they were in 2007-2008. No positive
spin can be put on any of the latest developments. China's economic troubles are still weighing down
the world economy; US banks stocks are bad, European banks stocks
are far worse. Global shipping has
plummeted to 2008 recession rates, US economic activity in the manufacturing sector
contracted in December. The stock market
appears to be bottoming out on a daily basis.
If we do in fact
experience another recession or financial collapse right before the election
and if Bernie Sanders is the liberal/progressive nominee, he could be elected
very easily. Voters may panic once again
because of the fresh memories of the 2008 collapse. Human nature is what it is and sadly sometimes
people let it rule their brains. Our
country is becoming an entitlement society and far too many Americans are
getting used to the idea of a nanny state.
and suffering of the great depression led the Germans to turn to the National
Socialist Party in the 1930’s. At that
time, the German economy
was plagued with mass unemployment and across-the-board business failures and
the anti-big business, anti-bourgeois, and anti-capitalist rhetoric resonated
with the German people. Am I saying
Bernie Sanders is Adolf Hitler? Of
course not, but I am pointing out that citizens sometimes do stupid things when
faced with adversity.
When you hear politicians like Barack Obama praise the gun control policies of Australia, you need to be concerned. They talk glowingly about the buyback program in Australia, but they leave out a crucial fact. They omit the fact that the buyback program was mandatory.....As in government SEIZURES of certain weapons.
The 1996 "National Firearms Buyback Scheme" seized 660,959 long guns, mostly semi-automatic rimfire rifles (hunting rifles) and shotguns as well as pump-action shotguns, and a smaller proportion of higher powered or military type (AR-15 type) semi-automatic rifles.
The payments from the Commonwealth for the buyback program were conditional on the States and Territories introducing firearms laws and regulations consistent with the National Firearms Agreement. No licenses for SELF-DEFENSE are allowed under these laws.
The 2003 handgun buyback seized about 50,000 licensed target pistols. New handgun laws made illegal target pistols of greater than .38 caliber and handguns with barrels less than 120mm (semi-automatic) or 100mm (revolvers) such as pocket pistols. Paintball guns are even restricted in Australia. Paintball guns are considered as a 'Category A' weapon and a "Genuine Reason" must be provided to own a Category A firearm.
If the United States were to implement the Australian gun control method, it would violate the Second Amendment. If politicians and gun control advocates tell you they want the Aussie gun control policies, they are telling you they want to seize your weapons. They don't want to seize anti-tank weapons or flame throwers, no, they want your hunting rifles, shotguns and most handguns.
When Australia mandated their citizens to turn over their weapons, do you think the criminals complied? Hell no they didn't. Law abiding Aussies were the ones that were disarmed and the crackheads and murderers kept their weapons.
The next time you hear someone tell you that we should adopt the common sense Aussie gun control policies, ask them if they are in favor of gun confiscation. Many of those proclaiming to want this policy may not know the details. However, I can assure you Barack Obama knows the details and he is on record saying he favors such a policy.
I can just hear the Democrats as they debate an American version of the Aussie plan...we have to pass the law to see what's in it. And after we see what's in it, we're screwed.
Putin has dispatched the giant Dmitri Donskoy TK-20 nuclear submarine and it is currently on its way to Syrian waters. The TK-20 is a ballistic missile submarine and it’s the largest submarine in the world. This particular sub can carry 20 Bulava ICBM’s with 200 nuclear warheads. I guess the Dmitri could be used to launch cruise missiles against rebel and terrorist targets, but using this sub for that purpose would be a little overkill.
In addition to the Donskoy, Russia is sending a squadron of five Russian naval ships equipped with guided missiles and they are set to conduct military maneuvers off the Syrian coast. On Friday, the Russians called for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert "unintended incidents" as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria.
President Obama once again warned Putin against doubling down on his support for the Assad regime and once again Putin ignored our weak president’s demands. The Russian SA-22 Pantsir-S1 anti-air missiles are also reportedly on their way to Syria as well. The SA-22 is a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. And again, this is not the type of weapons system that would make much sense against terrorist or rebel forces.
These weapons systems are meant to deter American and/or Israeli military forces and they are intended to send a message to our Commander-in-Chief. President Obama is a weak leader and Putin and the other despots of the world know it. The Russians will continue to build up their forces in the region and the Iranians and Hezbollah will join forces with the Russian Marines in short order.
According to Fox News: Russia's military build-up in Syria has grown to include the shipment of a half-dozen highly sophisticated battle tanks -- and more troops -- a defense official told Fox News, in what the source called the "first clear sign of offensive weapons arriving in Syria."
The Pentagon has now tracked a total of 15 Russian Antonov-124 Condor flights into Syria, reflecting a steady stream of military cargo into Syria. According to the latest intelligence, this also includes the arrival of two more Russian cargo ships, containing the tanks.
Up to this point, the official said, the Russian cargo and weapons that have been delivered to Syria could be viewed as defensive in nature. The arrival of tanks cannot be viewed this way.
The official said that Russian offensive operations could launch from Bassel Al-Assad International Airport "very soon."
There was a recent New York Timesarticlethat stated humanity may be on the
brink of extinction unless we do something to stop man-made global warming.
Conversely, there are some experts that claim the Earth is headed towards a
cyclical cooling spell and judging by the last few winters I tend to believe
Chicago is the coldest its ever been since
1904, almost 9000 daily record cold temps in November alone across the nation
and Lake Erie’s water temperature at the end of
November fell to 40 degrees. That’s the coldest Nov. 30 reading in Buffalo since 1976, when the lake temperature
was 38 degrees.
Scientists say the extent of Antarctic
sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began. Satellite imagery
reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around
the Antarctic continent. Of course global warming hoaxers claim record sea ice
is a manifestation of recent warming.
That's the reason the hoaxers changed
the verbiage from global warming to climate change. By calling it 'climate
change,' instead of global warming, they can cover all their bases. When it
rains too much, it's climate change, when it snows too much, it's climate
change, more hurricanes...climate change, less hurricanes...climate change. You
get the picture.
Here are some recent headlines you most
likely did not see. The mainstream media is all in on the global warming hoax,
so they will not widely report news that differs from their narrative.
*North American November snowcover largest ever recorded. LINK
*European winters show cooling trend
since 1988. LINK
*Earliest winter weather in decades hits
*1,350 low temperature records were set
in the USA in the last 7 days. LINK
*Atlantic hurricane season ends, 9th
year without a major storm hitting US shores, longest period since the Civil War.
*East Coast winter storm forming, snows
of one foot or more. New York City could have its second white
Thanksgiving in over 75 years. LINK
*Great Lakes ice forming, earliest in 40 years. LINK
*Ice closes upper Mississippi River to shipping, earliest date on record. LINK
Man-made global cyber-attacks however do pose
an immediate and deadly threat to Americans in general and the world in
particular. The billions of dollars wespendwaste in the futile effort to
change mother nature needs to be spent to counter Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. China have alreadygained access to our satellitesandChinaandRussiareportedly can access our power grids.
The United States is way behind the
curve in preventing our enemies from destroying us through cyber attacks.
It has be recentlyreportedthat Iran has taken control of
airports in three countries. Bloomberg revealed that hackers working for Iran have targeted at least 50 companies and
government organizations, including commercial airlines, looking for
vulnerabilities that could be used in physical attacks.
The hackers infiltrated the computer systems of carriers and their
contractors in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea a California-based
firm said in a report outlining the results of a two-year investigation. They
broke into the computers of suppliers responsible for aircraft maintenance,
cargo loading and refueling, according to the report and Cylance analysts, and
stole credentials that could be used to impersonate workers.
The United States spends more than twice as much (probably
a lot more) fighting global warming than it does in investing in cyber warfare
capablilities. President Obama requested $2.7 billion in 2014 for the
U.S. Global Change Research Program, while spending almost $8 billion to help
developing countries battle climate change over a three year
In the 2014 Pentagon defense budget, the money allocated for cyber
operations slightly rose to $4.7 billion, up from $3.9 billion in 2013. A
majority of that additional money was to be spent in the development of
offensive capabilities. I realize that just throwing money at the problem
won't fix our cyber deficiencies, but we need to invest more in a sophisticated
cyber attack and defensive capabilities.
Man-made global warming is a fanciful farce and
we don't need to be wasting our valuable resources on unicorns and fairy dust.
Cyber warfare on the other hand is a real and preventable danger that
threatens our country. Cyber warfare is a poor mans nuclear weapon and it
can be used by third world despots to do an immeasurable amount of
damage. It's time we focus on the real dangers.
Obama's grand coalition against ISIS isn't as advertised. Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, told the world that Turkey will allow the US to use its airbase in Turkey to attack targets in Syria...even though Turkey denies that they'd agreed to allow their bases to be used against ISIS according to foreignpolicy.com.
Obama has claimed a coalition of 60 countries in the fight against ISIS, but those numbers seem dubious at best. One country in particular seemed taken aback by being included in the coalition. According to foreignpolicy.com, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar said his government opposed terrorism, but expressed annoyance that his country was included in Obama's official list of anti-ISIS partners without being informed.
"I am bothered by the fact that we have been placed on the list without the government's knowledge," he said. "We will have to voice some sort of protest; it is not appropriate to consent to our country being placed anywhere without our knowledge and consensus."
Obama has claimed that coalition partners have committed ground troops to fight ISIS, but none have materialized thus far. Early in the air strike campaign, White House officials claimed Arab countries were helping bomb targets in Iraq, but we don't hear that claim much anymore.
Some Arab countries have been openly reluctant to join Obama's coalition because they are deeply frustrated with Obama's foreign policy regarding the middle east...they tend to believe (and rightly so) he has been naive and weak on Syria's civil war.
CBS News wrote about this mistrust back in September. "Trust is so low, especially in the Gulf region, for Obama's leadership quality and the way he manages foreign policy. I don't think any country is going to put its hand up or neck out by accepting an alliance with the U.S. that easily," said Mustafa Alani, the director of the security and defense department at the Gulf Research Center in Geneva.
Obama has had many missteps over the last 6 years in regards to his foreign policy, but I think the biggest misstep of all was his infamous 'red-line.' In the spring of 2014, Obama drew a red-line and threatened Bashar al-Assad over the use of chemical weapons and Assad summarily flipped Obama the bird and used chemical weapons.
The US President looked foolish and weak when he failed to respond militarily and he looked even more foolish when he claimed it wasn't his red-line that was violated, but rather it was the world's red-line. Our allies have seen Obama's failed foreign policy up close and personal and they don't want any part of it.
Obama's arrogance and naivety has harmed our standing in the international community and as a result, our allies are hesitant to help us in hot spots around the globe. Barack Obama is Barack Obama's own worst enemy and now we are seeing the results of his shortcomings.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, Dr. Francis Collins, had the audacity to say we'd probably have an Ebola vaccine if it weren't for budget cuts. Dr. Collins was quoted as saying that a decade of stagnant spending has "slowed down" research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. Really?
The NIH has an annual budget is almost $30 billion and millions of those dollars are wasted on worthless studies. Let's take a look at the millions of dollars the NIH has wasted over the years. The NIH has spent more than $90 million of U.S. taxpayers’ money overseas to China for various public health research projects just a few years ago.
The American taxpayers funded a $2.6 million study to get prostitutes in China to drink less while whoring. A $400,000 study of bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk. $178,000 was spent to better understand why drug-abusing prostitutes in Thailand are at greater risk for HIV infection.
The NIH has spent $423,500 to find out why men don't like to wear condoms. I'm pretty sure they could have polled a few thousand men at random and figured out why men don't like to wear condoms without spending almost half a million dollars. NIH spent $386,00 to massage rabbits. Yes rabbits. The study wanted to fund the massage of rabbits to try to figure out what is the best massage duration.
$1.5 million of taxpayers money to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts to study why “three-quarters” of lesbians in the United States are overweight and why most gay males are not. The NIH has also spent $2.7 million to study why lesbians have more “vulnerability to hazardous drinking."
These 'studies' are just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to wasting precious taxpayers money. The Daily Mail exposes even more outrageous wasteful spending by the NIH in a story HERE. Every time there is a crisis, Democrats demand more money to 'fix' the problem. We could cut billions of dollars from our federal budget and it would have no adverse effect on our country. Democrats will tell you the sky is falling if just one dollar is cut from the budget and they will blame Republicans (as they are doing now for Ebola) for killing or starving Americans.
The federal government made at least $72 billion in improper payments in 2008.
Washington spends $92 billion on corporate welfare (excluding TARP) versus $71 billion on homeland security.
Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties.
Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them -- costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually -- fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve.
The Congressional Budget Office published a "Budget Options" series identifying more than $100 billion in potential spending cuts.
Examples from multiple Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports of wasteful duplication include 342 economic development programs; 130 programs serving the disabled; 130 programs serving at-risk youth; 90 early childhood development programs; 75 programs funding international education, cultural, and training exchange activities; and 72 safe water programs.
Washington will spend $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job.
A GAO audit classified nearly half of all purchases on government credit cards as improper, fraudulent, or embezzled. Examples of taxpayer-funded purchases include gambling, mortgage payments, liquor, lingerie, iPods, Xboxes, jewelry, Internet dating services, and Hawaiian vacations. In one extraordinary example, the Postal Service spent $13,500 on one dinner at a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, including "over 200 appetizers and over $3,000 of alcohol, including more than 40 bottles of wine costing more than $50 each and brand-name liquor such as Courvoisier, Belvedere and Johnny Walker Gold." The 81 guests consumed an average of $167 worth of food and drink apiece.
Federal agencies are delinquent on nearly 20 percent of employee travel charge cards, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
The Securities and Exchange Commission spent $3.9 million rearranging desks and offices at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
The Pentagon recently spent $998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida.
Over half of all farm subsidies go to commercial farms, which report average household incomes of $200,000.
Health care fraud is estimated to cost taxpayers more than $60 billion annually.
A GAO audit found that 95 Pentagon weapons systems suffered from a combined $295 billion in cost overruns.
The refusal of many federal employees to fly coach costs taxpayers $146 million annually in flight upgrades.
Washington will spend $126 million in 2009 to enhance the Kennedy family legacy in Massachusetts. Additionally, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) diverted $20 million from the 2010 defense budget to subsidize a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute.
Federal investigators have launched more than 20 criminal fraud investigations related to the TARP financial bailout.
Despite trillion-dollar deficits, last year's 10,160 earmarks included $200,000 for a tattoo removal program in Mission Hills, California; $190,000 for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming; and $75,000 for the Totally Teen Zone in Albany, Georgia.
The federal government owns more than 50,000 vacant homes.
The Federal Communications Commission spent $350,000 to sponsor NASCAR driver David Gilliland.
Members of Congress have spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars supplying their offices with popcorn machines, plasma televisions, DVD equipment, ionic air fresheners, camcorders, and signature machines -- plus $24,730 leasing a Lexus, $1,434 on a digital camera, and $84,000 on personalized calendars.
More than $13 billion in Iraq aid has been classified as wasted or stolen. Another $7.8 billioncannot be accounted for.
Fraud related to Hurricane Katrina spending is estimated to top $2 billion. In addition, debit cards provided to hurricane victims were used to pay for Caribbean vacations, NFL tickets, Dom Perignon champagne, "Girls Gone Wild" videos, and at least one sex change operation.
Auditors discovered that 900,000 of the 2.5 million recipients of emergency Katrina assistance provided false names, addresses, or Social Security numbers or submitted multiple applications.
Congress recently gave Alaska Airlines $500,000 to paint a Chinook salmon on a Boeing 737.
The Transportation Department will subsidize up to $2,000 per flight for direct flights between Washington, D.C., and the small hometown of Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY) -- but only on Monday mornings and Friday evenings, when lawmakers, staff, and lobbyists usually fly. Rogers is a member of the Appropriations Committee, which writes the Transportation Department's budget.
Washington has spent $3 billion re-sanding beaches -- even as this new sand washes back into the ocean.
A Department of Agriculture report concedes that much of the $2.5 billion in "stimulus" funding for broadband Internet will be wasted.
The Defense Department wasted $100 million on unused flight tickets and never bothered to collect refunds even though the tickets were refundable.
Washington spends $60,000 per hour shooting Air Force One photo-ops in front of national landmarks.
Over one recent 18-month period, Air Force and Navy personnel used government-funded credit cards to charge at least $102,400 on admission to entertainment events, $48,250 on gambling,$69,300 on cruises, and $73,950 on exotic dance clubs and prostitutes.
Members of Congress are set to pay themselves $90 million to increase their franked mailings for the 2010 election year.
Congress has ignored efficiency recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services that would save $9 billion annually.
Taxpayers are funding paintings of high-ranking government officials at a cost of up to $50,000 apiece.
The state of Washington sent $1 food stamp checks to 250,000 households in order to raise state caseload figures and trigger $43 million in additional federal funds.
Congress appropriated $20 million for "commemoration of success" celebrations related to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Homeland Security employee purchases include 63-inch plasma TVs, iPods, and $230 for a beer brewing kit.
Two drafting errors in the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act resulted in a $2 billion taxpayer cost.
North Ridgeville, Ohio, received $800,000 in "stimulus" funds for a project that its mayor described as "a long way from the top priority."
The National Institutes of Health spends $1.3 million per month to rent a lab that it cannot use.
Congress recently spent $2.4 billion on 10 new jets that the Pentagon insists it does not need and will not use.
Lawmakers diverted $13 million from Hurricane Katrina relief spending to build a museum celebrating the Army Corps of Engineers -- the agency partially responsible for the failed levees that flooded New Orleans.
Medicare officials recently mailed $50 million in erroneous refunds to 230,000 Medicare recipients.
Audits showed $34 billion worth of Department of Homeland Security contracts contained significant waste, fraud, and abuse.
Washington recently spent $1.8 million to help build a private golf course in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Advanced Technology Program spends $150 million annually subsidizing private businesses; 40 percent of this funding goes to Fortune 500 companies.
Congressional investigators were able to receive $55,000 in federal student loan funding for a fictional college they created to test the Department of Education.
The Conservation Reserve program pays farmers $2 billion annually not to farm their land.
The Commerce Department has lost 1,137 computers since 2001, many containing Americans' personal data.
The Democrats are trying to throw a hail-marry pass before the midterm elections by blaming budget cuts for the Ebola virus. Democrats know they will face angry voters this November and they will lie as much as possible in an effort to stem their loses. The Democratic Party is disgusting and they know no shame.
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