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  • Lois Lerner email cover-up may succeed: Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself.

    06/19/2014 5:07:15 PM PDT · 71 of 71
    fire and forget to rdcbn

    Pardon the double post, sent from iPhone.

  • Lois Lerner email cover-up may succeed: Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself.

    06/19/2014 4:41:02 PM PDT · 69 of 71
    fire and forget to rdcbn

    I don’t understand why your post hasn’t stirred up a a complete change in this thread’s discussion. A cursory reflection on the the context and magnitude of this scandal (using executive branch agencies as weapons to alter the outcome of a national election and a necessarily massive cover up) and the nature of the players involved, of course they planned this in advance and took steps, ahead of time, to ensure there would be no digital smoking gun!

    You’re exactly right, this didn’t happen spur of the moment, as if it was somebody’s afterthought. We’re dealing with the most sophisticated and powerful, and best financed criminal enterprise the world has ever seen, by a huge margin. That any thinking FReeper would even for a moment fail to see this all had to be orchestrated far in advance and that a lot of thought and resources would go into covering all tracks, is rather mystifying. We know what happened. Pretty much everyone paying attention, regardless of their politics, knows what they did. Dem insiders and zealots alike always secretly know what’s really going on even as they obfuscate, lie, project, disparage accusers they know are telling the truth and all the rest. The notion they wouldn’t take sweeping steps to make it unprovable, deniable, with the confidence the media would as always have their backs, is preposterous in my opinion.

    I’ll submit that if they weren’t fastidiously careful, there’s really no way something damning wouldn’t have already come to light. Especially considering the scale of the operation. Same with the myriad other scandals. It’s entirely possible the missing emails are nothing more than what someone thought a clever red herring and that all communications were by other means.

    This reminds me of the lead up to the Obamacare SCOTUS decision. Obama’s smug confidence about the decision, weeks before it was handed down, screamed that the fix was in. All we had to do was let the passage of time confirm it. He’s a terrible actor, despite constant practice, and whenever he exudes confidence like that, be sure he knows something hidden from us and that the matter will play out in his favor. How he learned Roberts’ position, or whether Roberts was “influenced” somehow, I have no idea. But there’s no question in my mind he knew the outcome in advance. In this case, everyone involved knew there wouldn’t be anything tangible that could be leaked or or discovered, inadvertently or otherwise. If incriminating emails exist and can be found as so many here and elsewhere insist, then this entire administration and the democrat party would be sweating beneath Damocles’ sword, wondering if/when their decapitation will occur. The entire media, including Fox News if it had a mind to, couldn’t rescue them. That isn’t happening and they wouldn’t let it happen, having the abundant means to prevent it beforehand. I’m sure most IT professionals would agree that with the right and sufficient resources and absent the constraints of conscience and the law, there are ways to cover electronic tracks if they’re already in place before the communications take place.

    Our only hope, I believe, is that enough circumstantial evidence surfaces and witnesses can be made to spill what they know that the whole charade comes apart. If that happens in connection with any of these historic scandals, we just might see the rest all of them break open. God willing! It would be nothing but fun reading the body language of the criminal in the WH after that happened, if he ever showed his face publicly again. But I really wish folks would acknowledge the obvious which you laid out so well in your post.

  • Lois Lerner email cover-up may succeed: Somewhere, Richard Nixon is chuckling bitterly to himself.

    06/19/2014 4:41:01 PM PDT · 68 of 71
    fire and forget to rdcbn

    I don’t understand why your post hasn’t stirred up a a complete change in this thread’s discussion. A cursory reflection on the the context and magnitude of this scandal (using executive branch agencies as weapons to alter the outcome of a national election and a necessarily massive cover up) and the nature of the players involved, of course they planned this in advance and took steps, ahead of time, to ensure there would be no digital smoking gun!

    You’re exactly right, this didn’t happen spur of the moment, as if it was somebody’s afterthought. We’re dealing with the most sophisticated and powerful, and best financed criminal enterprise the world has ever seen, by a huge margin. That any thinking FReeper would even for a moment fail to see this all had to be orchestrated far in advance and that a lot of thought and resources would go into covering all tracks, is rather mystifying. We know what happened. Pretty much everyone paying attention, regardless of their politics, knows what they did. Dem insiders and zealots alike always secretly know what’s really going on even as they obfuscate, lie, project, disparage accusers they know are telling the truth and all the rest. The notion they wouldn’t take sweeping steps to make it unprovable, deniable, with the confidence the media would as always have their backs, is preposterous in my opinion.

    I’ll submit that if they weren’t fastidiously careful, there’s really no way something damning wouldn’t have already come to light. Especially considering the scale of the operation. Same with the myriad other scandals. It’s entirely possible the missing emails are nothing more than what someone thought a clever red herring and that all communications were by other means.

    This reminds me of the lead up to the Obamacare SCOTUS decision. Obama’s smug confidence about the decision, weeks before it was handed down, screamed that the fix was in. All we had to do was let the passage of time confirm it. He’s a terrible actor, despite constant practice, and whenever he exudes confidence like that, be sure he knows something hidden from us and that the matter will play out in his favor. How he learned Roberts’ position, or whether Roberts was “influenced” somehow, I have no idea. But there’s no question in my mind he knew the outcome in advance. In this case, everyone involved knew there wouldn’t be anything tangible that could be leaked or or discovered, inadvertently or otherwise. If incriminating emails exist and can be found as so many here and elsewhere insist, then this entire administration and the democrat party would be sweating beneath Damocles’ sword, wondering if/when their decapitation will occur. The entire media, including Fox News if it had a mind to, couldn’t rescue them. That isn’t happening and they wouldn’t let it happen, having the abundant means to prevent it beforehand. I’m sure most IT professionals would agree that with the right and sufficient resources and absent the constraints of conscience and the law, there are ways to cover electronic tracks if they’re already in place before the communications take place.

    Our only hope, I believe, is that enough circumstantial evidence surfaces and witnesses can be made to spill what they know that the whole charade comes apart. If that happens in connection with any of these historic scandals, we just might see the rest all of them break open. God willing! It would be nothing but fun reading the body language of the criminal in the WH after that happened, if he ever showed his face publicly again. But I really wish folks would acknowledge the obvious which you laid out so well in your post.

  • FOX NEWS CALLS WISCONSIN FOR OBAMA.. Oh NO!

    11/06/2012 6:55:41 PM PST · 32 of 127
    fire and forget to KeyLargo

    Just unbelievable. We’re done as a nation. Contrast this with 1980! We are just not the people we were when I was a kid.

    Just had a baby girl so I won’t be committing suicide. We have to look out for ourselves, our loved ones and each other now. If we couldn’t beat Obama in this economy we won’t again win a presidential election. Media did this.

  • Somethings going on...(vanity)

    11/03/2012 8:17:11 PM PDT · 32 of 89
    fire and forget to Signalman

    I think the whole farce is beginning to unravel and that we’re witnessing the beginning of something much bigger than next week’s wins and gains. The media and the rest of the Left have thoroughly discredited themselves and won’t be able to hide it much longer. Benghazi and Sandy, I believe, will start the avalanche.

  • Panetta: We didn’t defend consulate under attack because of a lack of intel

    10/26/2012 10:26:08 AM PDT · 23 of 57
    fire and forget to chessplayer

    So in exactly what variety of “3:00 a.m. call” crisis would these bozos have sufficient intel to use our assets, which cost us taxpayers a whole lot, to protect American lives and property? Would they need the product of a months’ long investigation if Russia launched a limited nuke strike at us? What if it was a misfire or launched by rogue elements? What if George W. Bush infilitrated his way to the red button in Moscow and launched the missiles? We’re still not being given the straight story on Benghazi and they’re still supposedly waiting a clearer picture of events from their “investigation.” Amphibious Ready Group in med, units in Sicily and in North Africa. The former seals “lit up” the mortar that took them out! Obviously they took gear with them expecting to get air support at least if they could hold out. How many hours did they last while the WH et. al. watched? The attacks spanned seven hours.

    America still produces heros, thank God. And they’re not the folks who assured the world they’d mete out justice against the youtube trailer guy assuring millions of Muslims would view it who otherwise would never have heard of it.

    LOVING THESE POLLS!

  • MITT HAMMERS OBAMA OVER SHOCKING TAPE! “He Wants Redistribution – I Disagree!” (Video)

    09/18/2012 3:25:20 PM PDT · 49 of 173
    fire and forget to Viennacon

    Leaving the consulates/embassies unprotected was nothing next to his causing Our nation to facilitate the downfall of the secular governments of Egypt and Libya. What’s happening now wasn’t foreseeable, it was the only possible outcome. America will be expected (and rightly so) to try and put out the flames of Muslim rage and violence that it, through the person and policies of president hussein, incited.

    I don’t see how you put this genie back in the bottle short of using armed force, which won’t happen, or else Bibi taking matters into his own hands. Regardless, the cost to America and the West will be incalculable.

    Still can’t believe our media, alone in the world and in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, is still parroting the WH and State Dept. lies that all this violence and unrest was spurred by a silly YouTube video. Simply embarrassing to those of us still capable of shame.

  • 1987 Time Capsule of Predictions on 2012 by Sci-Fi Authors

    07/25/2012 11:49:14 AM PDT · 36 of 62
    fire and forget to fr_freak

    Wish that were true. I read the timeless Foundation trilogy in the 11th grade (written in the 50s as I recall) and after was delighted to learn Asimov had penned a second trilogy of the books maybe a couple of decades later — until I read the politics-laden leftist tripe which, as I recall, had the surrender of human autonomy to some “Gaia” (sic?) Earth entity, evils of human persuit of resources/leisure being the main thrust. The books were just painful and exhausting to get through: zero reward for reading, exactly zero resemblence to the original books. Asimov, like so many others, didn’t age like fine wine.

    I wonder what a hundred random sci fi writers from 1987 would say if they were told that in 2012 the United States of America no longer would have the capacity to send a single man into Earth orbit, much less to the moon or beyond. Not a consequence of nuclear or globally destabilizing war or other catastrophic event, just the inevitable fallout from social engineering and wealth redistribution most of them likely supported.

  • One in 10 employers plans to drop health benefits, study finds

    07/24/2012 1:18:00 PM PDT · 2 of 9
    fire and forget to kevcol

    That’s a number fated to increase dramatically as the rising cost of premiums/loss of tax incentives vs. the pittance of a penalty for not continuing plans sinks in with employers.

  • JUNE JOBS REPORT MISSES EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT 8.2%

    07/06/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT · 47 of 47
    fire and forget to concerned about politics

    The cost of unemployment to the economy each year far eclipses what the “stimulus” cost us. It’s not easy valuing what the Obama administration has cost our nation, just in pecuniary terms, but it staggers belief. And most of these expenditures naturally exacerbate the “problems” they supposedly were allotted to address.

  • JUNE JOBS REPORT MISSES EXPECTATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT 8.2%

    07/06/2012 4:40:26 PM PDT · 46 of 47
    fire and forget to concerned about politics

    The cost of unemployment to the economy each year far eclipses what the “stimulus” cost us. It’s not easy valuing what the Obama administration has cost our nation, just in pecuniary terms, but it staggers belief. And most of these expenditures naturally exacerbate the “problems” they supposedly were allotted to address.

  • SCOTUS Will Likely Strike Down The Obamacare Mandate 9-0, Says This Article

    06/26/2012 9:11:54 AM PDT · 37 of 110
    fire and forget to DesScorp

    If Ginsberg is writing the dissent and Roberts the majority opinion,if that’s true, then we can be confident that the individual mandate, at the very least, is toast. Do you have a source on this (Ginsberg writing for the minority)?

  • California Teachers Declare Independence from State and National Teachers Unions

    06/08/2012 3:07:22 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    fire and forget to Carry_Okie

    Thank you for that. Would be a big help, especially for her peace of mind which it’s my principal duty to protect.

  • California Teachers Declare Independence from State and National Teachers Unions

    06/07/2012 9:26:09 AM PDT · 15 of 18
    fire and forget to Carry_Okie

    Thanks! Sorry I didn’t get back last night. Pregnant wife issues kept me up until three a.m. and I’m dragging a little this morning.

    If this trend continues and the dem party starts losing wholesale their public union supports its hard to imagine they can win a majority of anything. No surprise that the fiscal sea change (surplus) in WI somehow doesn’t seem to make any national headlines. No bias, no agenda there.

  • Ignore the spin: Wisconsin was a disaster for Democrats and President Obama

    06/06/2012 2:12:51 PM PDT · 49 of 49
    fire and forget to Elle Bee

    Thanks for that. I’m a little ashamed for not better understanding the dynamics of unions, conventional and public sector, a long time ago.

    I now understand that JFK’s purpose for legalizing public unions was a political calculation although I have nothing to back that up. Common sense really like so much else.

    I don’t recall seeing you at FR over the years. I joined in 2000 (under a different name, took ‘fire and forget’ some time after 9/11). Pleasure making your acquaintence and thanks for helping folks (myself inclusive) get a better grasp on what’s really happening. Look forward to seeing you around.

    R

  • Ignore the spin: Wisconsin was a disaster for Democrats and President Obama

    06/05/2012 10:53:01 PM PDT · 28 of 49
    fire and forget to Elle Bee

    Saw your post above on another thread as well. Great! Can’t see it too many times. Most people know that unions are supposed to protect workers from ‘greedy’ corporate employers who hold ‘unfair’ bargaining positions. Almost no one extrapolates from that the purpose of public sector unions must be to protect their membership from the beneficial owners of their employers: us. The absurdity of it strains imagination. Like so much of the insanity the Left foists on the nation to advance their mercenary or bizarre agendas.

    They have gotten away with this for decades! Perhaps, with Wisconsin, we’re seeing the whole thing come apart before it completely and irrevocably bankrupts the whole of society.

  • Exclusive: The Vetting—Did Obama Have Lower SAT Scores Than George W. Bush?

    05/22/2012 11:41:29 AM PDT · 37 of 62
    fire and forget to Olog-hai

    Does anyone know if there’s a precedent to a president issuing a similar EO blanket sealing their medical, school and other records?

  • California-based Apple to build $210-million new manufacturing plant. In China

    05/21/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT · 28 of 64
    fire and forget to hedgetrimmer

    Slave labor? I see. so these poor slaves are being forced against their will to take jobs they don’t want. Are you sure you’re in the right place? There are some other forums out there where and lots of similar tripe will and does fly all the time.

  • California-based Apple to build $210-million new manufacturing plant. In China

    05/21/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT · 27 of 64
    fire and forget to hedgetrimmer

    Slave labor? I see. so these poor slaves are being forced against their will to take jobs they don’t want. Are you sure you’re in the right place? There are some other forums out there where and lots of similar tripe will and does fly all the time.

  • Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands

    05/10/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT · 47 of 104
    fire and forget to LibWhacker

    “So there was a greater concentration of the heavier elements in the early universe than one might imagine.”

    Not to mention there was a whole lot less space separating these elements back then so accretion would have happened at a much faster clip than what’s happening today.

  • Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands

    05/10/2012 11:45:09 AM PDT · 38 of 104
    fire and forget to LibWhacker

    If primitive life started and got a foothold on a world like Europa, surely we’d see spectra indicating possible waste release of oxygen or carbon dioxide. If Earth is any indication (and it’s all we’ve got by way of illustration), life will adapt and eventually fill every nook and cranny in an environment where it can be sustained.

    Could be wrong but I’m of the opinion that life, particularly complex life, is extraordinarily rare even in a universe that is so mind numbingly vast from our perspective. Earth is a Garden of Eden racing through a cosmos almost unimaginably hostile to any form of life that might arise.

  • Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands

    05/10/2012 11:21:48 AM PDT · 31 of 104
    fire and forget to KarlInOhio

    The article is ludicrous (without further explanation) with respect to life-carrying worlds in interstellar space forming within a short space of time after the Big Bang but I’ve long wondered how much ‘invisible’ material like planets, asteroids and comets spun out of solar systems and failed stars, exists and whether this might account for the missing mass widely attributed to dark matter. For all we know there could be hundreds, even thousands of worlds drifting in deep space for every planet and moon that achieves normalized orbit around a star. There’s speculation that our sun has a smaller twin (Nemesis) that’s presently undetectable to us right here in our own solar system.

    I believe there are vastly more large objects in space that didn’t accrete to the size needed to fire up fusion than did. Unless these dark bodies are so close to objects observable from Earth that we can see their gravitational effect, we have no way of knowing they’re there. But they must be. Maybe it’s not the weakly interacting properties of WIMPs that makes them so difficult to detect. Maybe they never existed at all. What if the missing “stuff” is just lots and lots of normal matter we can’t see?

  • ISLAMIC CUTTING EDGE TEACHING TOOLS: BURNING AND BEATING ISLAM INTO MUSLIM CHILDREN

    05/04/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    fire and forget to robowombat

    Haven’t we bashed and militarily attacked Allah’s religion of piece [sic deliberate] enough when we have America’s Taliban (Christians) thriving right here at home putting their hearts into saving everyone’s eternal souls sitting happily unscathed? I mean, come on, we don’t use drones on these wackos and they’re not even our Dear President’s faith-mates.

    We can tolerate large scale malicious violence and economic disruption. Nothin’ to see there. Folks who want, in effect, to give us eternal happiness and youth are the real enemies of America. That’s right, our “duly elected” president has as all but said so. Who are we to challenge that logic? How can millions of well-meaning liberals possibly be wrong? Ever!

    /sarc needed?

  • George Washington Named Britain's Greatest Ever Foe

    04/16/2012 3:04:01 PM PDT · 11 of 42
    fire and forget to johngrace

    The “sun never set” on the British Empire after England gained India and other colonies in the Far East, events subsequent to and believed to more than make up for Britain’s loss of its North American “possessions.” The most significant and abrupt decline occurred after WWII with the loss of India, Canada, New Zealand and Malaysia. Australia won its sovereignty in 1931 if memory serves. Definitely prior to WWII. The Empire apexed after the Revolutionary War concluded.

    Unless the poll were in the context of off-battlefield accomplishments, Washington wasn’t Britain’s “greatest foe” by any objective measure. That would be Hitler.

  • Billionaire Buffett, get out your checkbook

    04/12/2012 2:27:56 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    fire and forget to mo

    Thanks, that’s good to know.

  • Is The F-35 Strike Fighter The Military Chevy Volt?

    02/27/2012 5:33:33 PM PST · 12 of 54
    fire and forget to Carry_Okie

    Agreed, even if you could somehow null out inertia
    the future of military aviation is unmanned.

    Nice to see you, by the way.

  • Is The F-35 Strike Fighter The Military Chevy Volt?

    02/27/2012 5:27:05 PM PST · 10 of 54
    fire and forget to Carry_Okie

    Agreed, even if you could somehow null out inertia
    the future of military aviation is unmanned.

    Nice to see you, by the way.

  • Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

    02/27/2012 5:01:52 PM PST · 100 of 109
    fire and forget to Strategerist

    Thanks. Guess that made plain I’m no seaman by trade or otherwise.

  • Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

    02/27/2012 5:01:32 PM PST · 99 of 109
    fire and forget to Strategerist

    Thanks. Guess that made plain I’m no seaman by trade or otherwise.

  • Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

    02/27/2012 11:51:38 AM PST · 59 of 109
    fire and forget to FoxPro

    Adrift? Surely they carry at least one anchor.

  • Obama surprises with dividends tax

    02/14/2012 2:41:12 PM PST · 12 of 23
    fire and forget to BenLurkin

    That’s great. So dividends issued on shares I purchased with money already taxed will now be subject to a 40% tax AFTER the corporations’ profits have already been taxed at 35%. When I took economics courses at university the consequences of tax policies, their impact on private sector capital and by extension employment and GDP were taught straightforward without any taint of partisnship. What must they be teaching now, twenty years later, when the people running the country are claiming THIS TIME we’ll get a different result by squeezing the private economy to engorge the public sector. Capital gains tax amounts to a double tax as well, an enormous disincentive for risktakers to invest.

    Leftist activist economists (”-ist-ist-ists”) rewrite very well settled, previously incontrovertible, economic theory just like leftists rewrite history and judicial intent behind statutes and contitutions. The Nazis were famous for this sort of thing.

    Thanks for the post.

  • Justices criticize EPA’s dealings with Idaho homeowners

    01/09/2012 7:24:46 PM PST · 70 of 89
    fire and forget to DNME

    It’s the great American nightmare we just can’t seem to wake up from. Thank God America-lovers continue to show such restraint.

    If GWB had done any of a thousand things Hussein has, the OWS and other leftists would be rioting, burning and blowing things up in their “righteous” indignation; and the media would purr with sympathy and crucify the Republican. We’re swimming upstream, playing football from the bottom end of a sixty-degree grade field. It’s unbelievable how stacked the game is against us and how difficult it is to get people to see what’s happening right in front of their noses.

    Yes, a word more pointed than “infuriating” would apply better.

  • Justices criticize EPA’s dealings with Idaho homeowners

    01/09/2012 11:25:54 AM PST · 34 of 89
    fire and forget to NTHockey

    Are you kidding? Obama and the other lefties have been hoping earnestly something like that would happen.

    They’ve been pushing Americans, provoking us, aggressively in order to self-fulfill their prophecy that some conservative somewhere will go postal. They’re not afraid of that, it’s one of their wildest wet dreams. The Hussein Administration has been predicting, counting on, and provoking some kind of “right wing” violence from the word go. Frankly, given the wide diversity of tolerance among our ranks and the regime’s hell bent campaign to make that happen, it’s a wonder it hasn’t.

  • What To Expect From The Government After The Collapse

    12/23/2011 1:44:50 PM PST · 27 of 43
    fire and forget to cripplecreek

    Every great leader (winner) for the most part knew how to win big on the home progoganda front, deserved or no. In a democratic republic as with everywhere else, persuading the “smaller thinkers” to your side is a really big deal (sorry for the big profanity withholding, “Honorable” VP, Biden). The Founders knew this, every bit as well as Marx. Why their sound reading of the human condition didn’t take elsewhere is curious, probably on account of human nature which they all had down and the entrenched forms of government designed to hold people in check.

    Wish what we HAD took hold with others since I’m now (as of yesterday) married to an English/French girl whose family (on her Dad’s side) is a GREAT guy from London who strives to be intellectually honest but first embraces the whole English counter-culture/Socialism as the ideal. Intelligent, like his daughter; he loses every argument with me, surely he knows it, has to defend regardless from a hopelessly losing position; and I can’t throw the finishing punch because he’s now my Dad-in-Law. My bride’s French mother is about as conservative as all of us here, aside from the abortion issue. Very ‘unexpected.’

    Anyway, I’m back to my old optimist name (here) despite all the happenings. We’re going to win this one despite the “drip, drip” shell game that’s making us all a bit crazy. It’s going to take some time.

    That last not directed to you, cripplecreek, just fed up with the vitriol we conservatives have to throw at each other.

    Please, though, let’s not shoot at each other when the enemy’s closing in. There’s a lot more at stake here than American politics. Ad hominim, etc. attacks only encourage the enemy of humanity and discourage those of us who want to see good things for the human race.

  • Reagan's 1980 Landslide was a Shock at the Time

    11/30/2011 5:15:10 PM PST · 18 of 22
    fire and forget to Rashputin

    First time I read that screed of yours. Perfect. Sure wish Jim would weigh in a little more on all the “circular firing squads” on his site. Same thing happened during the 2008 campaign when people couldn’t get into their heads that electing, or even supporting, a flawed McCain would be better than a “candidate” fifty or five hundred times more liberal and helping saddle the nation with every bit of the ugliness and baggage we KNEW would inevitably happen if Obama won.

    Here we go again. Except now what we knew would inevitably follow an Obama presidency has happened and the real battle is getting people to see past the incessant obfuscation, lies, smeers and projections of blame by the Left onto those who tried to warn them of what was coming. It was like a political Cassandra Syndrome.

    Love what you wrote.

  • The Truth About Newt’s Relationship with Freddie Mac (No Scandal, Period)

    11/16/2011 1:57:24 PM PST · 62 of 65
    fire and forget to xzins

    “I see no lie by Gingrich.”

    This makes me crazy. Free Republic is where I go to see how like-minded folks around the country are reacting to, and what they’re saying about, the great crisis of our time. Naturally they’re attacking each other’s preferred candidates. Exactly what we love seeing libs do amongst themselves. It seems as though the Obama drive against our liberties and property is universally hated, but that’s expected. The “special” hatred comes out when our various opposition candidates are vetted.

    I haven’t had time to absorb info. and decide who I like best on our side. Cain is the black man with enormous private sector success who would expose the lie about conservative “racism” being what holds minorities back (true decendant of actual southern slaves. Gingrich is likely the most articulate conservative candidate in my lifetime. Perry, Romney, etc., I have less to comment on except (among other factors) good people seem to like them and they’re not the current person soiling the seat in the Oval Office and working against the good of the country. And humantiy, for what that’s worth. Appreciate your post.

  • The Solyndra Mess Gets Messier

    09/29/2011 2:52:54 PM PDT · 6 of 22
    fire and forget to Oldeconomybuyer

    Yep. Justice Department: always a perfect contradiction in terms when dems control it.

  • 'I am a girl': The plight of Tammy, the adopted son of two lesbians who started sex change aged 8

    09/29/2011 2:38:09 PM PDT · 31 of 112
    fire and forget to Stoat

    This can’t be right. In any state, including the People’s Republic of CA, no eight-year-old has legal capacity to make a decision like this, and no state’s law would ever countenance a HETERO couple turning their child into a “trans-gender,” even if everything these lesbians said was the case (and the ‘nurture’ element of child development wasn’t a factor).

    Someone please tell me this isn’t real.

  • Acting Commerce Secretary: Despite Failures, ‘U.S. Can’t Afford’ Not to Subsidize Green Tech

    09/29/2011 11:15:23 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    fire and forget to Mr. Bird

    The answer is “no.” ‘The U.S. can’t afford’ is code for the Hussein campaign can’t afford the U.S. not ‘investing’ in his re-election via corporate chronies and technologies and policies that fail every time they’re tried. What America needs is more hopie-changie fantasies, not thoughtful solutions based on what we know works in the real world. We must do the “hard work” of feeding the fantasies by continuing to invest our tax dollars in one political party and status quo.

    Does this need a sarcasm tag?

  • Newt Gingrich releases ’21st Century Contract with America’

    09/29/2011 10:43:27 AM PDT · 12 of 32
    fire and forget to federal__reserve

    How about rolling back spending programs and regulations to where they were when Clinton left office for starters, returning to an era in which the Left was swooning over magical budget surpluses and economic growth? Excepting the Bush tax cuts since, thanks to Hussein’s policies, we find ourselves in a super-recession and jobless non-recovery. It would yield a lot more than 10% in spending cuts and unwind everything else “bushhitler” and hussein implemented.

    I don’t see the cuts spelled out either but many or most that are needed would necessarily occur with the restoration of constitutional principles and returning powers to the states and individuals.

    I’ll back this 21st Century Contract. Looks like a great plan. A lot of good came of the first contract.

  • No-Go Zones for Non-Muslims Multiplying All Over Europe

    09/22/2011 11:58:57 AM PDT · 30 of 90
    fire and forget to Lazamataz

    Your keyboard to God’s eyes, my friend. My fiance’s English, raised in London and thoroughly indoctrinated to believe in the virtues of Socialism by an education system wracked with political correctiveness and union strikes. It’s taken me nearly two years to break that vice and get her to finally see past the blinding dogma. Couldn’t have done it without Jason Lewis and Peter Schiff, by the way. She’ll watch and listen to them online at great length. Rush, Levin, Hewitt, Larsen,etc. proved not to be the right medicine. Even now she really wants to believe Obama’s heart is in the right place.

    The English are my favorite people next to Americans but judging by how difficult it was getting my girl to finally see reality, it will take a lot to wake them up. The pot’s getting awfully hot and the Anura aren’t even stirring very much yet, much less leaping to their salvation. Nothing breaks a proud people’s spirit quite like Socialism.

  • Obama’s favorability numbers start to drop among.........African Americans!

    09/22/2011 11:35:33 AM PDT · 40 of 44
    fire and forget to DPMD

    Great, let them stay home or divide their vote.

    I’ve stayed clear of the Perry Wars (good people on both sides) but they’re uncannily similar to 2008 Great McCain Debate (in which I did engage)when too many conservatives wouldn’t hold their noses and vote for the VASTLY better of two “evils.” We didn’t like McCain and we’d still be in a bad way had he been elected but McCain had a conservative rating orders of magnitude higher tham Obama’s (2nd lowest rating in the Senate as I recall) and he would have done virtually nothing Obama did that got us where we are today.

    If you’re losing control of your car and are veering towards a playground crowded with children, and have just enough time to swerve and instead sideswipe someone’s car, what are you going to do? Well, a lot of people seem to want to throw up their hands saying neither outcome is acceptable. That’s how we got Hussein.

    We constitutional conservatives need to recognize that, while we can fight to nominate our ideal candidates, we don’t always get them. Millions are suffering horribly around the country, perhaps billions around the world are hurting, thanks to what happened in 2008. McCain’s loss had consequences for us all. Maybe those who are working themselves into frenzies of Perry hatred (and varying ill will towards other potential nominees) will take note this time. I hope to God they do.

  • I’m 63, and I’m Tired (Heads Up!)

    06/02/2011 2:21:42 PM PDT · 74 of 110
    fire and forget to warchild9

    One of the best posts I recall seeing at FR, recently at least. Let’s win back the country for our kids and (hopefully) grandkids.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Gets 29 Standing Ovations in Congress, Sends Message to White House

    05/24/2011 12:58:18 PM PDT · 30 of 58
    fire and forget to markomalley

    He didn’t want to leave the podium because he knew his enemies here would twist reality to leave people doubting the urgency of Israel’s plight with Obama as America’s CEO. I hope to God history reflects the truth about this administration with reasonable accuracy and that the Hussein anomoly is survivable.

    We were already on an inexorable path to national destruction before our most recent and shameless sheister-in-chief came along compounding the theft of national and human treasure and freedoms for banal corrupt purposes, underscoring the very worst of human nature. For the love of humanity and all that’s decent, let’s find a way to rid ourselves of this disease that’s destroying our culture, our way of life, and the great hope for something better on this planet. May Netanyahu’s words resonate, not only for the good of Israel (which is his charge), but for the security and freedom of all mankind.

  • Top Green Admits: “We Are Lost!”

    05/04/2011 2:15:15 PM PDT · 34 of 38
    fire and forget to FreedomPoster

    Not only that, the invevitability of the environmental catastrophe that would follow their (and Obama’s) policies is apparent with but a moment’s reflection. They want to crush the economy, its output and the FIRST WORLD population. If these things happens, be sure that millions of hungry people won’t care a flash for the environment. They may die (which the lefties evidently want), but they’ll first destroy everything trying to squeeze a little food out of the proverbial turnip. I don’t much care for Michael Savage, but he’s right, “liberalism is a mental disorder” is a maxim and so appropos.

  • Obama vs. business takes another sour turn

    04/29/2011 11:12:23 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    fire and forget to ThinkingBuddha

    That’ll prevent corporations, now that many which donated large to Obama and democrats are seeing the light, from voting against the Administration with their pocket books. Just imagine if the Bush administration tried to pull something like this. Someone somewhere must be cataloging the countless things Obama’s done and doing, any one of which obviously would have caused Bush to be politically skewered. By the Left and Right.

  • Does John McCain Support Al-Qaeda? ("John McCain is now a terrorist")

    04/25/2011 8:40:37 PM PDT · 12 of 52
    fire and forget to Broker

    Come on, guys, he’s a weak Republican politician, obviously. I don’t like him, frankly would love to see him gone, but our prime target is in DC, running about on AF1.

  • Oklahoma set to repeal collective bargaining law

    04/19/2011 4:30:20 PM PDT · 30 of 81
    fire and forget to rednek

    Existing and new contracts have yet to be fully factored in. What will happen when many existing contracts, not set in the States’ budgets, kick in when we’re running things? My “handle” here and elsewhere used to be “optimist.” Please, someone help me find a way back to that condition because I’m struggling here. We must win or humanity fails. There’s little “we’re winning” in evidence so far.

    If Obama wins and humanity fails, what (nutty question) has humanity gained? We fail, as does he and his seed. These realities pose no problem among Marxist-Socialists who see power in a context of endless market-driven wealth as the ultimate end. The producers will see us through. “Badness” as my English girlfriend calls it, beyond belief.

    There’s just too much at stake. We must fight this and stop fighting amongst ourselves, particularly when the contraversies are set on grounds set by “liberals.” Among countless others, I’ve been saying this for years.

    Best to all of us. But the best won’t happen if we insist on fighting on ground laid by our enemies. Most of us are on the same side, even when we disagree. Please, let’s act like it.

  • Kosovo government on brink of collapse

    04/04/2011 1:29:46 PM PDT · 5 of 10
    fire and forget to bruinbirdman

    Hi, bbm.

    Good riddence then. If ever there was an illegitimate government in the world, it’s Kosovo.

  • Trump's Next Move re Obama/Birth Certificate

    03/29/2011 3:05:36 PM PDT · 72 of 99
    fire and forget to presently no screen name

    SpringtoLiberty might have inserted an /sarcasm but I think most everyone else got that his/her post was dripping sarcasm and actually quite funny. You’ll see it too I’m sure if you revisit the “you’re a racist” posts with sarcasm in mind.