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boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/05/11 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 10/05/2011 6:26:42 AM PDT by shortstop

If you're playing basketball and the guy elbows you under the net, it's an accident.

The first time.

After that, you've got to figure he's doing it on purpose.

That's how life is. Once is a fluke, twice is a pattern. When somebody does something over and over, it's pretty hard to believe that it's not on purpose.

It's pretty hard to believe that he's not gunning for you.

Like the federal government.

At this stage, it's pretty hard to believe that its incompetence isn't on purpose. It's pretty hard to avoid the conclusion that somebody has decided to put the ship on the rocks.

I don't believe in conspiracies.

But I do believe in selfishness, egomania, venality, avarice, covetousness and stupidity. In short, I do believe in evil. And I do believe that evil has destroyed more governments than one, annihilated more civilizations than one.

And I'm suspicious.

I'm suspicious of an uninterrupted string of policies and laws which do nothing but chain and bankrupt the American people and the American economy. Our freedom, our culture, our territory, our prosperity and our future are all in legitimate peril and in each instance it is the direct consequence of government policies.

The politicians claim that the government will solve our problems, but in actuality it has created them. Its power has been perverted and misdirected in such a fashion as to hemorrhage our stability and vitality.

It is an ongoing act of national suicide, committed by the government and borne by the people. The lust for power is so great among the pygmies who have appointed themselves our leaders that they would gladly destroy the nation if they could secure for themselves the opportunity to preside over its ruins.

Jackals gnaw the bones of gazelles, but first they have to kill them.

Or, as the Bible says, “When the wicked rule, the people mourn.”

The government chose to ignore our border and immigration laws. Historic and potentially incurable damage has been done as a result.

The government chose to accumulate incomprehensible debt. We will live with the threat of bankruptcy for at least a generation as a result.

The government has prevented the development of domestic energy resources, from coal to nuclear to gas to oil. That has enriched our enemies, enfeebled our economy, endangered our security and encumbered our prosperity.

The government has weakened our population with massive socialist programs, raiding the family budgets of those who pay for them and destroying the family responsibility of those who receive them.

The government has strangled our farm production, with the intoxication of subsidy and the lunacy of food-based fuel. This will, in the first instance, make people go broke. It will, in the second instance, make people go hungry.

The government has destroyed the benefit of education, hobbling what were once the world's best schools in favor of creating an activist- and union-driven industry of indoctrination. Students learn neither their culture nor their livelihood and are taught nothing of citizenship except resentment, rebellion and arrogant entitlement.

The government has transformed free trade into a rape of our economy, subsidizing massive trade deficits and the consequent collapse of our currency. The result is a destruction of our industry – essential to both prosperity and security – and a situation in which foreigners with solid currencies are gobbling up American businesses and American land, making us sharecroppers and tenants in our own country.

The government has conducted two wars in such a fashion as to cripple our armies, empty our treasury, destroy our reputation and bleed a generation. Our demonstrated weakness has bolstered rivals and invited insolence.

The government has given us Medicare and Medicaid and predatory liability laws and free medical care for illegal aliens and the horrible butchery they have together forced on our medical system. In less than a generation we have gutterized what many remember as the best medical system in the world.

The government is kneeling before the altar of man-made global warming, forcing this cult of de-industrialization upon our lifestyles and our family budgets.

Our freedom is diminished, our currency is devalued, our fuel is expensive, our food is scarce, our borders are meaningless, our security is weak, our future is mortgaged, our prospects are bleak.

And the government did it all.

Each and every one of these woes is the direct and unavoidable consequence of governmental policies advocated and enacted by one or both of the two major political parties.

We are on our knees, our strength is gone, and the government did it.

And it's beginning to be hard to believe that this much incompetence is an accident.

When somebody does something over and over, it's pretty hard to believe it's not on purpose.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; obama; washington
And yet 40+ % of the population will vote for a second term for the moron in the White House. Rush is right. He's doing it on purpose. I'm sure of it.
1 posted on 10/05/2011 6:26:43 AM PDT by shortstop
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To: shortstop
First time is happenstance

Second time is coincidence

Third time is enemy action...

2 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:15 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: shortstop
First Time is happenstance

Second Time is coincidence

Third Time is enemy action...

3 posted on 10/05/2011 6:32:42 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: shortstop
The facts enumerated here read much like The Declaration of Independence and could be used as a Second Declaration of Independence. I don't think those in DC understand how angry the populace is becoming.

FUBO GTFO! 473 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013

4 posted on 10/05/2011 6:41:55 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Fedupwithit

So your duplicate post is coincidence?

OR is it a Freeper with an itchy mouse finger? :)


5 posted on 10/05/2011 6:42:23 AM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: shortstop

Its time for civil disobedience, at least.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 6:56:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: shortstop
Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice, shame on me.

7 posted on 10/05/2011 7:06:06 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: shortstop

I have a good friend who is from Canada, working here in my home town. She was among other friends, nearly all conservative, that I would find myself after work with, having discussions and a few drinks.

One evening prior to the 2008 election, we were of course discussing politics. This was the first night after it was pretty apparent that Obama would defeat Hillary for the Dem party nomination. I remember being pretty vocal in my opposition to Obama, based simply on the fact he was a Democrat. It was later that the revelations of ties with socialists, his radical pastor, and Joe the Plumber revealed more. At any rate, my friend took me aside and asked “Why are you so against Obama?” I remember my precise words were “Because he’s going to turn us into Cuba.”

This young lady had seldom participated in our political discussions, as a Canadian, I think she felt the need to be as respectful as she could, and to the extent she had participated, we could tell she was no liberal. But on this evening it became apparent she had drunk the Obama Kool-aid.

In the ensuing days, I felt perhaps I should have said maybe France, instead of Cuba, I felt I might have been a bit harsh with her. I never corrected my Cuba reference, and she has slowly but surely begun to participate in what have become Obama hate-fests, when we meet.

She’s never acknowledged what turns out to be my inadvertent spot-on prediction, but it is also apparent she’s soured on Obama.

I thought it pertinent to tell this story, because I believe this is what we’re seeing in the polls, even former Obama lovers are waking up to reality. Slowly but surely.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 7:14:29 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: shortstop
The government has conducted two wars in such a fashion as to cripple our armies, empty our treasury, destroy our reputation and bleed a generation.

Not really: our troops have carried out their missions magnificently, with casualty rates that are quite small by historical standards. And the expenditures on the wars, although large, pale in comparison with the untouchable domestic entitlement programs that are piling up debt as far as the eye can see. The wars may end soon (preferably victorious, but most likely in stalemate), but the entitlements go on and on.

Considering the facts of 9/11 and Saddam Hussien's continued belligerence, it's only complete isolationist or pacifist morons that questioned the need to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is quite clear, though, that the effort has been crippled by political correctness, which was bad under GWB but orders of magnitude worse under Zero.

Our demonstrated weakness has bolstered rivals and invited insolence.

And that perception of weakness, again, is a direct result of political correctness: consider the ridiculous rules of engagement that our troops are subjected to and such propagandistic non-stories as Abu Ghraib. If it wasn't for the ankle-biters in the media and the 'Rat party, these wars would have been concluded years ago, but it was p.c. that prevented us from doing what needed to be done.

9 posted on 10/05/2011 8:54:18 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: shortstop

All it will take is a spark ... another Lexington ... and the Second American Revolution will begin. I’m convinced of it.

God is giving us time to prepare and I strongly suggest everyone do so.

Start with basic necessities and work from there. But hurry!


10 posted on 10/05/2011 9:13:01 AM PDT by DNME (We need new Sons of Liberty and their knack for civil disobedience.)
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