Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fisking Obama’s Gun Control Speech

So, let me get this straight.  We have a current President, that couldn’t pass a background check to become a federal employee because his college records are sealed.  He now wants to impose more background checks on citizens.

We have a president that either is so inept, that he hires speech writers that do not even fact check his speeches – or he is just a liar (which should surprise no one).  Here was the biggest whopper:

The problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules.  A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked. 

No. Anyone who has attempted to buy a firearm online knows this is an outright lie.  The gun has to go to a licensed dealer and the background check is done before you get the gun.

We have a president that thinks China is a good example when it comes to gun control – China.

Some of you may recall, at the same time that Sandy Hook happened, a disturbed person in China took a knife and tried to kill -- with a knife -- a bunch of children in China.  But most of them survived because he didn’t have access to a powerful weapon. 

These are his exact words.  They are also misleading.  While in one incident, only a few were killed, there have been several incidents in China where many people have been killed, yes, by knives.


And


But in America – the problem is guns.

He gets up in front of the American people and “he cries.”  He never cried for the loss of his ambassador in Benghazi, or the others who died there.  There are numerous examples of similar situations, but let's watch the water works flow
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If you think that was real – look above.  He lied in this speech.  He flat out lied to the American people, and he “turned on the tears” to emphasize “we must do something.”  Meanwhile focusing on himself for the bulk of the speech.

The president mentions a shooting where a sitting US Federal Judge (John Roll - you probably haven't heard much about him as his assassination was swept under the rug.  He was there to talk to Giffords about the massive amount of immigration cases he was dealing with) was assassinated, and doesn’t even mention him.  (He does mention fellow Democrat “Gabby” Giffords though)

He lies when he says this:
But we are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency.  It doesn't happen in other advanced countries. 

It has been proven wrong again and again.  He foolishly said this same statement IN PARIS only days after Paris was shot up in a mass shooting by terrorists.

The President intentionally mislead the American people when he spoke of Connecticut gun laws requiring background checks reduced gun deaths by 40%.  This is a bald faced lie.

After Connecticut passed a law requiring background checks and gun safety courses, gun deaths decreased by 40 percent

The facts are this: Connecticut’s firearm homicide rate fell by 16% between 1995 (the year of the gun law referenced) and 2006 and 12.5% between 1995 and 2010.  Meanwhile the drops for the US and the rest of the Northeast are much greater during that same time period.  From 1995 and 2006, the firearm homicide rates for the US and the rest of the Northeast fell respectively by 27% and 22%.  From 1995 and 2010, the drops were 39% and 31%.  In reality there was a relative increase in Connecticut’s firearm homicide rate after the passage of the law.

Obama knows this – he is lying.

The real question is – what is his motive for pushing gun control at this time (besides a smoke screen to cover for the 17 prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay)?


He really doesn’t care about gun violence, or he would be doing something about it in Chicago.

Friday, July 5, 2013

There Were Whistle-blowers - There Are Whistle-blowers But No One is Listening

OK,  I am not saying Snowden is a hero or a criminal.  What I am saying, is that he is undoubtedly a whistle-blower.

Let us look at what the people who "justify" NSA's actions say.  "It has approval of all three branches of the government."  First off, I don't buy a "secret court" watching over the "secret police" any kind of oversight.  What is far worse, from a whistle-blower of 2005, we now know that all three branches of the government have been compromised by the illegal spying of the NSA.

Russ Tice blew the whistle on the NSA back in 2005.  He asked for protection and to testify before Congress and was ignored by congress.  This has all been more than well documented in the historical record.

Tice has already stated this:

Okay. They went after--and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things--they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the--and judicial. But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of--heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House--their own people. They went after antiwar groups. They went after U.S. international--U.S. companies that that do international business, you know, business around the world. They went after U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business. They went after NGOs that--like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work. They went after a few antiwar civil rights groups. 
He has also said:

...I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on. Now here’s the big one. I haven’t given you any names. This was is summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with, with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator from Illinois. You wouldn't happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, DC. That’s who they went after. And that’s the president of the United States now.

So if you think that the people who are in charge of oversight have not been compromised - think again.

Try to stay safe!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

OK, Tell Me What Abuse the Obama Administration Has Not Done!

Before I start:  Hi NSA spy gathering this information!

We can go back to the fact that Timothy Geitner doesn't Pay his taxes.  We can go back to the early years of the administration about how opponents to the Obama administration were threatened and abused by the government.  We can go back to the "stimulus" where the Obama administration's forced car dealerships in rural areas to be closed before car makers like Chrysler were bailed out.  It did not matter that the car make did not own said dealerships, it was about punishing the parts of the country that did not vote for the "savior."

In violating the 10th amendment, the Obama administration filed suit against the state of Arizona.  This was ruled to be an unconstitutional act.  Allegedly Obama is a constitutional lawyer, though we have no idea about his real college background.  He made a moratorium against off shore drilling for all oil companies without any approval from Congress. This was ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

Maybe we should ignore the fact that he instructed ICE not to enforce anything against illegal aliens that did not match his ideals, no matter what the law is.

And now we move into the current state of affairs.  It is a fact, that the Obama administration instructed Ambassador Rice (Now National Security Director Rice) to lie to America about what happened in Benghazi.  It is a fact that the IRS targeted conservative groups, that just happened to oppose Obama, for unrealistic scrutinization before being awarded tax-exempt status.  Allegedly he "didn't know anything about it before news reports" despite the fact that the head of the IRS had visited the White House 157 times during his administration.  That is only about 6 times that of the Secretary of State.

Then we learn that Eric Holder himself, (you know the guy that would not investigate the Black Panthers for obvious voter intimidation) had signed off on a "fishing expedition" warrant against a Fox News Employee.  Of course he lied to Congress about it when he testified, but he does not see that as a big deal.  Oh yeah, and he signed off on blanket search warrant agaisnt AP reporters.  Collecting all sorts of data from the AP's phone lines and reporters person phones.  This is because they are trying to catch someone inside who was a whistle blower leaked some information.

Oh yeah, and the NSA scandal.  Where there are a couple of people in Congress saying it is no big deal to spy on millions of Americans without cause.  Seriously, this would be expected of the cold war KGB, but it is ridiculous in a free society.  So far we have only seen the tip of the iceberg, which includes all Verizon users and most on the internet.

So someone please, give a logical argument as to how this is NOT the most abusive administration of the 21st Century!  I would put this up against any country out there including Iran and North Korea.

Whatever you do - Stay safe!

Monday, May 6, 2013

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?


I'll tell you what difference it makes.  While a US Diplomat and others were dying, under attack by a terroristict threat, the US government decided to let them die.  They conciously decided to NOT take action to support US Diploatic Corps.  In other words, those people were politically expendable.

Then, they decided to cover up the whole affair.  Claiming there was some sort of "spontaneous protest" to a video that no one in Lybia even knew existed beforehand.

Then, the government proceeded to cover up the willfull denial of protection for US foreign diplomats.

This is worse than Watergate.  This is the worst cover-up in US history.  It is also the most shameful failure to support US personnel anywhere in the last 30 years.  Worst of all, it was done on purpose.  This is not an accident, or incompetence by lower level bureacrats.  This is intentional denial of support at the highest level.


Yet, I doubt Barack Obama will face the consequences. He never does.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Brake Job

I had to do the brakes on the old Suburban today.  No, I didn't take pictures. It had been so long since I have worked on drum brakes (the rear) that I needed some guidance.

I give props to this guy for his pictorial view of drum brakes.

The old Suburban has 220K miles on it - still running strong!.

Y'all stay safe!


Monday, December 17, 2012

The "Myth" of "Gun Free Zones"


The whole "gun free zones" thing needs to be re-evaluated. I personally believe that it was mostly a racially motivated law to go against "gangs"  and be able to up charges if they caught gang bangers around schools and similar places. If you check into the same laws, they are ALL tied to drugs.  They aren't just "gun free zones" but they are also "drug free zones" just designed to up charges.  It is just politics so politicians can claim they are "protecting our children" when they knew before they passed the laws they were just for more punishment. It never was nor will be about protecting children.

If they wanted to protect children, they would have taken protective action, not legislating "invisible legal force fields" around schools.

Any gun control is the same thing - just politicians claiming to "protect the people" when in fact they are just more punishment for weapons.  It is only to ease someone's conscience.

Restricting gun sales will not change what has happened in any way.  It will not prevent it in any way.

Use common sense.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The New Health Care Law - Are You Ready?

The answer to that question - unless you are already taken care of by the government is - you cannot know if you are or are not.  Why would I say that?  It is simple - no where in the Health Care law is "coverage" defined.  There aren't even vague  guidelines as to what is considered coverage.  I challenge anyone out there to show me the page and line where coverage is defined even loosely  All this can do is muck up the health care insurance industry and soon the court system with lawsuits.  Apparently the mysterious "board" will decide what is and isn't coverage.  Que in "Here comes the bribes."

The health care law was so specific (when it should not have been) and not even vague when it should have been specific.  "You've got to pass it to find out what is in it."  Guess what?  No one can tell you what all is in it because it gave ridiculous authority and power to some bureaucratic board that pretty much decides anything.

The costs - no one can tell you how much all of it will cost, because first of all - what is coverage?  Secondly, the Federal government just happened to push the bulk of the cost onto the states.  The states supposedly have to create "exchanges" (yet there is no enforcement in the law for states that do NOT create exchanges).  These "exchanges" are where people who cannot afford health insurance on their own (which is most Americans by the way) go to get insurance.

The law was specific saying insurers must cover pre-existing conditions.  This sounds all good when you don't have to actually do anything about that, but here is the first problem.  By definition covering for pre-existing conditions is NOT insurance!  I am not sure what you call it, but it is not insurance.  I guess congress will soon legislate that you can go get insurance for your car that will pay for previous accident damage (which is exactly the same comparison).

Hold on to your hats, as insurance rates have climbed drastically, and that was before most of the provisions of the law have kicked in.  Expect to pay double to triple what you do now for health insurance by this time 2 years from now - maybe even much sooner.

Oh well, stay safe!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Obama's Abandonment of Americans in Benghazi


In 1972, 5 men committed burglary to place listening devices in a campaign headquarters.  This turned into one of the biggest scandals in the US known as Watergate (named after the building where the burglary took place).

What made Watergate a scandal, was not the burglary itself, but the organized cover-up of the crime by many on Richard Nixon’s staff.

On 9/11/2012, the US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three others were assassinated in a terrorist action taken in Benghazi.  What has now unfolded is that it is undeniable (though they continue to deny the fact) that the Obama Administration had an organized effort to cover up what really happened.  To top it all off, the President saw fit to visit Las Vegas for a fundraiser rather than stay on top of the attack against the United States.

The number one priority for any president is to protect the United States and its citizens.  Obviously Mr. Obama thought it wasn’t important enough to distract himself from campaigning for his own job.
It is known that Obama and the white house knew that the attack was a terroristic attack, even though the president himself would not acknowledge that.  He also had his minions and his spokesman actually deny that it was a terroristic attack on the United States for almost a month, until undeniable evidence avalanched upon them.   

The administration continued to lie about the incident, claiming 2 men that were killed in the attack, former Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Dougherty were in Benghazi for the purpose of protecting the Ambassador.  They were not.  They were there trying to track down should fired ant-aircraft missiles.  As a matter of fact, Obama administration officials ordered those two men not to protect the ambassador when they had asked for assistance and asked to go to Benghazi to protect the Ambassador.  This sounds a lot like a Biblical incident where King David intentionally sent his general out to get killed.

While the attack took place, and heroes were asking for assistance, the Obama Administration did nothing.  I guess it isn’t hipster enough to protect Americans that represent you.

Every day they cover it up – it gets worse and worse.  Why the cover up?  Who knows.  This administration has proven over and over how it is incompetent, or worse.

Whatever you do – stay safe!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Lies About Bengazi Are Still Flowing

Everyone that had a brain knew that the attack on the US Consulate in Bengazi was a planned terrorist attack to coincide with September 11th.  The US State Department knew this the day of the attack.  They also knew some crappy video about Islam had nothing to do with it.

The Obama administration has continued to spout lies about what happened in Lybia, and only bit by bit from different parts of the Administration have they been admitting that it was a planned coordinated attack.

As a matter of fact, the extended unrest in the middle east and protests around other US Embassies can likely be attributed to the Administration's spouting about said crappy video as much as anything that may or may not have been stirred up by anyone else.  Why?  Because the Obama Administration was getting world-wide press coverage with them touting how this video was stirring up Muslims against the US.

The facts are that the Obama administration lied about the attacks.  Obama himself lied about the attacks.  His spokesperson lied about the attacks.  The facts are that the Obama administration refused to up the security in Bengazi and the facts are that budget was NOT an issue.  Anyone saying budget was an issue is trying to deflect blame from the people who have the blood of the diplomats on their hands.

Is there anyone naive enough, or blinded enough to try to defend the Obama administration about this?  If Obama were the "smart guy" that people claim he is, he would admit there was a mistake and own up to it.  But we all know that would never happen - because according to him - he doesn't make mistakes.

Stay Safe!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Transparency

"I will have the most transparent presidency ever."

"No, you cannot look at any of my college records."