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Conservatives deserve what is happening to them
4 February 2014 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

Posted on 02/04/2014 4:21:44 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

All of this constant talk of corruption, wrongdoing, markets going bad, etc. ad nauseum is ridiculous. Conservatives (i.e. Those who stand for what is right.) deserve what is happening to them and I mean every word of it.

If people who know what is right will not pull together and do something about all of this mess, then why complain about it or even talk about it? It accomplishes absolutely nothing. You're not going to convince anyone who is liberal to come his/her senses nor are you going to win converts.

Either do something active about what is going on (get 8-10 families together and go to the local school board and demand changes until your demands are met -- that's what liberals do) or shut the hell up. This would apply to any situation, not just school. If you can't get anyone to cooperate, then you have your answer...it's not going to work. I hate using movie lines to make a point because movies are not reality, but one really sticks in my mind: "If you're gonna shoot, shoot! Don't talk!"


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: conservatives; right; suffering; wrong
All of this talk about what is wrong with the nation and the world with zero action is bordering on stupid.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 4:21:44 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You mean we have to actually participate in the political process to make a difference, instead of just bellyaching about it?

/sarc


2 posted on 02/04/2014 4:23:20 AM PST by abb
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Yeah, all those tea party activists are just sitting on their butts complaining. Come you lazy bums, do something!


3 posted on 02/04/2014 4:28:08 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

If I may further expound, many will say (including some here on FR), “Why, I can’t go to the county commission/school board/city council meeting! Dancing with the Stars (or whaterver) is on TV tonight!”


4 posted on 02/04/2014 4:28:31 AM PST by abb
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

GOOD post, and now I'll ask, have you made your calls, sent your e-mail?

5 posted on 02/04/2014 4:33:51 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

http://youtu.be/jYGRIGwR7Uo


6 posted on 02/04/2014 4:33:55 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

As long as the Left controls the mainstream media, nothing is going to cause this nation to reverse course. The low information voters are easy targets.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 4:34:13 AM PST by Dan in Wichita
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Been there, done that, got the bloody tee shirt. For over fifteen years I worked with a small cadre of conservatives, and even some liberals to try to get people elected to office who were not beholden to the Democratic party machine in the city of York, PA.

The machine makes the rules, knows the rules, enforces them, and doesn’t play by them. The money to support the machine comes from old money business owners who make money doing business with the city, mostly wasting taxpayer money on schemes that enrich them and their friends, while doing nothing to solve any of the problems of the city, such as rampant violent crime, outrageous taxes, and failing schools. It’s the same money laundering scheme that government employee unions use.

I hate to say this, but I’m not sure the electoral process hasn’t been rigged by both parties to prevent any meaningful change from happening.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 4:37:13 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: saganite; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
yeah...i just threw-in a small one, to Matt Bevin..
who's cause *itch McConnell headaches.
..then there's Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee & Tim Scott..good conservatives all..
are they, all just wasting time?..I'll stick w/them..not some bellyache...

9 posted on 02/04/2014 4:41:15 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Daveinyork
I hate to say this, but I’m not sure the electoral process hasn’t been rigged by both parties to prevent any meaningful change from happening.

I'm not sure that "both parties" is correct but it's *absolutely* true that *one* party has done so.It's the party that,among other things,fights tooth and nail against voter ID.

10 posted on 02/04/2014 4:43:35 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Perdogg
always that movie..*whistling the theme*

11 posted on 02/04/2014 4:45:32 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Perdogg
*irritation*
always loved that movie.
*whistling the theme*

12 posted on 02/04/2014 4:47:59 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Daveinyork; Dan in Wichita

So its time to just give up and slit our wrists?


13 posted on 02/04/2014 4:48:00 AM PST by abb
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To: Daveinyork

As a local Tea Party organizer, and Republican committee person-—— I can assure you that can put your doubts away, you are correct.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 4:49:32 AM PST by Segovia
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To: Gay State Conservative

Both parties. We had as much opposition from the “Republican party, which is also owned by those old money aristocrats.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 4:50:52 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: abb

And don’t skip slots for minor races on your ballot. Its especially important in the case of educational positions.

We shouldn’t forget the RNC, they make policy for the party, are mostly liberal and get a pass from voters.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 4:51:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
You're right!

It's everybody else' fault!

17 posted on 02/04/2014 4:53:11 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Daveinyork

Dave; have you met Mr. Gleason? There’s your answer.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 4:53:14 AM PST by Segovia
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To: abb

“So its time to just give up and slit our wrists?”

People make their own choices. My conclusions as to what is inevitable are scaring me.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 4:53:20 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Segovia

“Dave; have you met Mr. Gleason? There’s your answer.”

Jackie?


20 posted on 02/04/2014 4:54:13 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: abb
So its time to just give up and slit our wrists throats?

Fixed.

21 posted on 02/04/2014 5:02:18 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

My in-laws are liberals and to me they always seem unhappy even though liberal/leftist control everyting in modern culture, the media, hollywood educaton etc. I always ask them “What more do you want”? “You” own everything and the world isn’t a Utopia yet? What gives? Why so unhappy?


22 posted on 02/04/2014 5:05:15 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Daveinyork
People make their own choices.

Fair enough. I choose to die with my boots on.

When I leave the house this morning, I will be going to court for a hearing in a perjury case that I've been covering it for my newsblog. The underlying case resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of a mayor for public corruption. My newsblog covered the issue for 3 1/2 years.

Last night I covered the Ruston, LA city council meeting. Tonight is the Lincoln Parish (county) school board. I got tired of the local "real" newspaper not doing its job, so I decided to do it myself.

I'm not impressed with people who say "nothing can be done."

23 posted on 02/04/2014 5:09:09 AM PST by abb
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To: Daveinyork

And that is exactly the reason there can be no ‘working within’ that system.

It’s either work outside it by coalescing a 2nd party or giving up entirely. People don’t want to have the ‘magic’ of Oz exposed and will lie to themselves/attack anyone exposing it. If they don’t believe it, it can’t be real.

But the facts are what they are.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 5:11:18 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: central_va
So its time to just give up and slit our wrists throats?

You first. I plan on taking a few with me when I go, metaphorically speaking, of course.

25 posted on 02/04/2014 5:12:46 AM PST by abb
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To: abb

I meant to say “their throats” but my fix was incorrect.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 5:13:50 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: abb

I didn’t say nothing can be done. It’s just that I’m becoming more and more convinced that Frank Herbert was right when he wrote:

“Power attracts the corruptible. Absolute power attracts the absolutely corruptible. This is the danger of entrenched bureaucracy to its subject population. Even the spoils systems are preferable because levels of tolerance are lower and the corrupt can be thrown out periodically. Entrenched bureaucracy seldom can be touched short of violence. Beware when Civil Service and Military join hands.”


27 posted on 02/04/2014 5:14:51 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Daveinyork; All
Why do you bother to post on FRee Republic?

Why not just stay in bed, go fishing, get drunk, or whatever. If you think the struggle is useless, fine, that's your prerogative. But if you think the thing to do is show up here and preach Doom and Gloom, I'm really not interested in listening.

Sorry if that's a bit blunt, but I haven't the time for niceties.

28 posted on 02/04/2014 5:22:00 AM PST by abb
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To: abb
All of the biggest radio talkers do show prep - which means logging into Free Republic . Limbaugh practically reads our posts live, which is a good thing.

We are being heard.

29 posted on 02/04/2014 5:24:45 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: abb

Well, then you aren’t my audience....since we’re being blunt.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 5:27:55 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: abb

So, you tell me how the entrenched bureaucracy is done away with. You have all the answers.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 5:29:23 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: central_va; humblegunner
We are being heard.

So the struggle isn't for naught, then? Good. I'm off to court to do news reporting.

See it here: lpno.org

One of those accursed "blogs" that Humblegunner bellyaches so much about.

32 posted on 02/04/2014 5:29:26 AM PST by abb
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To: Gay State Conservative

The poster comes from my neck of the woods and let me assure you he is correct 100 percent.

The big money buys both parties to maintain a status quo of their choosing round here.

When one local politico got put on trial and convicted of corruption the local big money guys raised tens of thousands of dollars for his legal defense.

One of the big money guys in our town just put ten million dollars of his own money down to run for governor of Pennsylvania.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 5:39:38 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Dan in Wichita
Our problem isn't the left or the media or even Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid. The problem is the back stabbers from within, who take turns opposing constitutional conservatives, so we lose every time. If the globalist/pro-corporate/cheap labor had stood by us, the budget would not have funded Obamacare, Boehner would not be HOR speaker and invaders would not still be filling US jobs.

This author is correct. Who's going to switch sides when we're being sabotaged by those people who pretend to be conservative, during campaigning season?

34 posted on 02/04/2014 5:46:55 AM PST by grania
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To: abb
Tonight is the Lincoln Parish (county) school board.

I hope you enjoy great success in shining the light on corruption, and live a long life, too. Thanks for your work.

35 posted on 02/04/2014 6:03:19 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Not necessarily. You can be as active as you want and if you don’t have the votes you don’t have the votes. Unless of course you are talking about massive amounts of civili disobedience and perhaps even violence..... those are the ways of the left


36 posted on 02/04/2014 6:09:44 AM PST by Nifster
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Sounds like a plan, but I need to talk to my CPA to make sure my books are audit-ready.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 7:13:56 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

We are at the point where the boxes have become ineffective- the ballot box has given us dictator-wannabees, the soap box is ignored in favor of who got kicked off the island, the jury box is negated by the anti-America judicial appointees. The ammo box remains. It is 1775 and counting. We need to start ambushing the enemy leadership, those who will soon give the orders to move us to the camps.

Will we go from zero action to full rebellion overnight?


38 posted on 02/04/2014 11:03:06 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Nifster
It appears as if all the free stuff that was offered last election produced lots of votes for the Liberals. And they were rewarded with Obamacare. So suck it up, you asked for it.
39 posted on 02/04/2014 12:25:48 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: ANGGAPO

“last election produced lots of votes for the Liberals. And they were rewarded with Obamacare. So suck it up, you asked for it.”

I supported conservatives. I votes against O. I asked for nothing.

Unless of course you are just quoting the O a dmi, then I bow in obeisance /s


40 posted on 02/04/2014 4:11:38 PM PST by Nifster
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