Saturday, November 27, 2010

Its the end of the World, as we know it!

 A friend sent this....don't know what to make of it! 
{In a message dated 10/30/2010 4:47:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:}
   I got this from a friend on the east coast.  He is one of many who are concerned that Obama will create an incident that will allow him to declare martial law to counter the democrat/communist losses in this election.  I have this sick feeling that he is right. 
   Until the last few years there has been very little resistance to the gradual communist take over of the country.  George Soros, the beast of Budapest, had a free hand. With the advent of people like Glen “Lonesome Road”Beck and Hannity “The Mannitee” joining Limbaugh in the army of ideas the commies began to see some hard resistance and that put them in a panic.  They can see their plans going up in smoke and they will do anything; lie, cheat, steal and commit any perversion to keep their filthy program from being derailed.
    There are a lot of people like the person below who are preparing for the worst and praying for the best.  I'm one of them. Perhaps we are all wet. Perhaps there is no problem other then the continual sniping of politicians and bureaucrats. However, what if he's right. You don't have to fire the gun and if this is a false alarm just put it back in the gun rack and go your merry way. Meanwhile, prepare for the worst. If there is a civil war it will be one of the most vicious ever. It will make Darfor look like a Sunday school picnic. 
“I think the actual violence will begin next summer, after the Demoncrats have had a chance to strategize and Obama has had ample time to better organize his urban thug Brown Skins. I think the magnitude of the popular uprising against the
Marxist takeover caught the Obamunists by surprise. They were so use to the Repubs, led by His Ladyship McConnell and Snoop Dog Steele rolling over and playing dead that they expected little or no resistance in the mid-term elections. Then, they would efficiently organize for the overthrow of our democratic republic, with the Brown Skins as part of the National Youth Corps.
Suddenly, the Tea Parties sprung up from nowhere (actually, Heartland, America, which to the Obamunists is nowhere), and the Obamunists entire game plan was thrown into disarray.
Now, I think it will take them a few months to put it all back together -- all under the careful protection of the mainstream media. Then, come the hot summer months, the cities will "spontaneously" explode over some Republican wrong. And this time, the riots will be staged in the suburbs and small towns where the Brown Skins are sent in to "restore order". Obama will declare martial law. And the Battle of America will be joined.”
Having: looked at the disarray and chaos of our Federal Government {all three branches}, our Economy {with the exception of the Military/Industrial Complex}; our Society; having learned of the more than three-fold increase in the local Militias; the fact that most of our active Military is involved elsewhere; the resurgence of hatred and bigotry, it seems the Moon and the Stars are lining up to point where the aforementioned "REVOLUTION" is not a far fetched possibility. Stop and think of how many folks are without jobs, under employed, have lost their houses and credit, not looking at a future they can believe in. If you give that a fair shake, that's just a whole bunch of folks are mad as Hell, and aren't going to take it anymore. From past social unrest, there is a definite inclination to start the ball rolling in the Summer time, when its hot and muggy, and students are out of school and unemployed. The potential for ugliness looms large in our immediate futures. I really thought serving my Country meant something; now I'm not so sure. Thank God for drugs to numb the pain!   

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thoughts of a post-election socio-conservative democrat:

Our Nation needs only several categories of governance at the federal level. They should be areas of concern that the States simply would not be good at, or could not do at all.
The idea of “checks and balances” works just fine, as long as neither the “checks”, nor the “balances” get too cumbersome and overbearing. When government grows to the point where its left pinky finger does not know what the right big toe is doing, chaos and the inability to govern is the outcome. The United States of America has reached that saturation point. In New York State, Jimmy McMillan ran for Governor and he told us that “The rent is 2 damn high”. The rent IS too damn high, and there is a reason. Over past decades the Local, State, and Federal mandates on people, businesses, education, etc. have driven the cost of living in this Country through the roof.
There is certainly plenty of room and need for our three branches of government. The law of diminishing returns should be applied to give us some sort of guarantee that our Federal Government is actually manageable. It is not manageable in its current state. The State Department and the Interior Department could reorganize to provide any and all National interests at home, or abroad. The Justice Department could focus on Constitutional law and International Law (as it affects us, here). The Defense Department, which is larger than most Countries, needs to spend its time and resources on the job spelled out in our Constitution; defend our borders and keep us safe from foreign attack.
In essence, the more responsibilities the States “own”, the smaller the House of Representatives needs to be. Smaller also can be their Staffs, and their doors need not be “open” to lobbyists, period. The Senate should be a co-body of the House of Representatives, not it is senior. The Executive Branch is into entirely too many things that can easily and more productively handled by other government entities, or by the States. The House of Representatives can be slashed in half and still function appropriately. The departments of Commerce, Education, etc. should be acting in the role of overseer and arbiter, and stick strictly to functions that are general in nature; allow States and Regions to do the “heavy lifting”. The FBI and the CIA need to be part and parcel of the Justice Department. There are some obvious re-alignments to be executed in order to bring our Federal Government into the modern world and be able to manage itself on a day-to-day basis.
The Constitution calls for the “People” to manage the Country’s business; not the government dictating to the People. No need to rewrite all the Amendments to our Constitution. A little tweaking and a few rational additions can easily be fashioned to, say, balance the Federal Budget, etc. Before the American ‘dream is totally dead, before our Economy is that of a third world country, before foreign countries actually own this Country, before English is no longer our majoritive language, before democracy becomes a part of History, we need to reshuffle out deck and stop hoping and praying that the ways of the past will serve us in the future. Change is hard, but losing your National Identity and your Nation are a whole lot harder.

Monday, November 22, 2010

   I had the wonderful opportunity to experience our new National airport security process the other day. I won’t mention the airport, or the airline; this has very little to do with either of them.
   Armed with the knowledge that, every year, more then 600 million passengers file through our Nation’s airports, I wanted to observe the actions and reactions of all involved in this new “screening” process. Present at the security check-point were: the TSA (about 25 of them), passengers (about 135 of them), a flight crew (7 of them), assorted “wand” style hand-held metal detectors, the standard carry-on bag/shoes/belt/cell phone/ wallet/keys/etc. scanner, and the brand spanking new full body x-ray scanner.
  In the usual pandemonium, I was able to stand back, and off to the side, to attempt a visual capture of the general flavor of the event. The passengers seemed to be taking all this in stride, and appeared to be the sane part of the equation. The TSA agents, to a person, had that “deer-in-the-headlights” look about them, as if they didn’t really have a clue as to what they were supposed to be doing.
  Despite the apparent ignorance of the agents, the line was moving reasonably well until there seemed to be an “ah-ha” moment in the eyes of a few of the agents. With a little hesitation, they pulled a young teenage girl out of the line and instructed her to enter “The Machine”. Apparently she went through too quickly the first time, so the agents announced that a second scan would be necessary. At this point, the young lady started getting a puzzled, quizzical look on her face; she clearly didn’t understand what was going on. Nevertheless, she obeyed all commands and made the trip a second time. This would not have been remarkable except for the fact that the gathering of agents, around the scanner’s monitor, were wearing some undeniable smirks and grins. I could not see the monitor, but from their expressions, it seemed obvious what was going on.
   There were more full body scans administered, and the only passengers directed to pass through a second time were mostly female and mostly young. Only one full “pat-down” was administered, and this was to an elderly gentleman who simply shrugged as if to say, “Aw, what the Hell.”
   As I mulled the entire experience over in my head, I quickly found myself concluding that this enhanced protocol was most likely against our Constitution and Bill of Rights. That, in my mind, makes the process ILLEGAL. And based on the actions of the full body scanner personnel, what happen before my eyes was most likely child pornography; which, by the way, is also ILLEGAL.
      There seems to be a great reliance on "machines" to do the work best done by humans and their senses. The "machine" allows for a human disconnect from the process, so "blame" cannot be placed on any one person. Blaming the physical machinery completes and validates the human disconnect, which also seems to justify the expense to tax-payers for all this equipment.
   Given our current financial status, the American People cannot afford this sort of mismanagement at any level of government. These new, enhanced screening mandates are highly visible trademarks of our government giving us a totally, false sense of “security”.
   This security protocol is absolutely unnecessary. Normal and acute observation is what works at the departure areas. Accurate, up to date lists that actually get scanned at the ticket counters and on-line are another piece of the puzzle that works. And, yes, some "profiling" also works, and should be an active ingredient.
   But, not to worry! More than just the "pitchforks and torches" will start appearing next Summer. Our policy makers and law makers might entertain finding safe havens before the proverbial "shit hits the fan".