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  • What the Confederate Flag now means to me.

    06/27/2015 3:19:03 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 168 replies
    Original Content | 6/27/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    As a 'damn Yankee' -- that is, a Northerner who came to the South and didn't leave -- the Confederate Flag has never really held meaning for me. I understood that for most who displayed it, it meant a reverence for the heritage of the South and expressed the rebellious spirit I so often find, and admire, here. Then the events of the shooting in South Carolina played out. Dylann Root was found to have embraced that flag, but for different and objectionable reasons of true racism. The hysteria that followed was terrifying to watch. Both Democrats and Republicans, media...
  • In Defense of Rinos.

    06/26/2015 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 97 replies
    How often at your workplace have you held your tongue out of fear of saying something that could get you fired? Are you willing to put your principles ahead of your income or pension or do you regularly “suck it up,” and save your muttering until you get home? Everyone looks out for their interests. Read that again. You and I and everyone else naturally try to do that which best serves ourselves and families. It is called human nature and it has served mankind well since the Creation. Our politicians are no different. They can’t be different, for as...
  • The Three Tumblers (vanity)

    06/25/2015 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 11 replies
    NHN ^ | 6/25/2015 | Night Hides Not
    Those who have read Atlas Shrugged will undoubtedly recall Hank Rearden's meeting with the Looters, where they sought his approval of the Steel Unification Plan. During the meeting, he focused on three tumblers that opened the door to understanding the Looters for what they were, i.e. pure evil. Today's ruling on Obamacare should be the third tumbler for those who have been deluding themselves that we are no longer a republic but an oligarchy ruled by the UniParty. As Scalia said, "words no longer have meaning." If all that matters is context and structure, the words you use are worthless....
  • A PERMANENT ANSWER TO SUPREME COURT AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABUSES (Hostage)

    06/25/2015 9:57:29 AM PDT · by Hostage · 240 replies
    Free Republic Exclusive ^ | June 25, 2015 | Hostage
    THE SOLUTION Now it is clear more than ever that the Federal Government needs to be checked BY THE PEOPLE AND THE STATES. Neither morality nor common sense can be 'legislated' via Congress ***effectively***. It just cannot be done adequately. We need our states to assert AS SOON AS POSSIBLE their Article V constitutional right to AMEND OUR US CONSTITUTION, Article VThe Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments,...
  • Law to Remove the Distress of the People and the State [future of US]

    06/25/2015 9:03:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    German History Docs ^ | 3-24-33 | Reichstag
    The Reichstag has passed the following law, which is, with the approval of the Reichsrat, herewith promulgated, after it has been established that it meets the requirements for legislation altering the Constitution. Article 1. National laws can be enacted by the Reich Cabinet as well as in accordance with the procedure established in the Constitution. This also applies to the laws referred to in Article 85, Paragraph 2, and in Article 87 of the Constitution. Article 2. The national laws enacted by the Reich Cabinet may deviate from the Constitution as long as they do not affect the position of...
  • Stolen Privilege

    06/16/2015 2:02:21 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 111 replies
    Original Material | 6/16/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Stolen Valor, as defined in the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (H.R. 258), is the fraudulent claim of military award or decoration with the intention of obtaining money, property, or other tangible benefit from convincing someone that he or she did rightfully receive the award or decoration. I wish to coin a phrase and concept: Stolen Privilege. This is the fraudulent claim of racial composition with the intention of obtaining money, property, or other tangible benefit from convincing someone that he or she was a particular race. In the last year, we have heard incessantly about White Privilege. This is...
  • Hacks, Breaches, and Government Ineptness

    06/16/2015 1:06:29 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/16/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    While the headlines over the past week have been swamped with coverage over the candidates bidding for the 2016 presidential election and a “trans-racial” NAACP leader lying about her race, critically important issues that are detrimental to our national security have gone virtually unnoticed. For instance, on Friday we learned that as many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees had their information compromised in an unprecedented attack by Chinese hackers. In a late Friday news dump, the Associated Press announced that the hackers stole, “Social Security numbers, military records and veterans’ status information, addresses, birth dates,...
  • FAST TRACK FIASCO, But Who Owns It?

    06/13/2015 2:42:11 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 21 replies
    vanity | 13 June 2015 | Nathan Bedford
    The free trade debate is really about two questions: Capitalism, has it failed because we have slipped into an era of crony capitalism? Representative democracy, has it failed because it is no longer representative? To set the context: Most conservatives and most economists indeed most Americans, agree that fair trade is economically beneficial. By the Milton Friedman analysis, those who efficiently produce goods do so and trade them for goods made by people who make other goods more efficiently. Everybody wins. As a theoretical and even practical analysis this is something we conservatives obviously favor but it is not something...
  • Let’s just say it: The left’s Socialist national agenda is based on lies.

    06/11/2015 3:33:54 PM PDT · by HammerT · 40 replies
    Over that past few days we’ve had two fascinating articles come out on the falsehoods… LIES.. perpetrated by the nation’s socialist left in the furtherance of their agenda. Both of these recent articles highlight in stark relief the mendacious nature of the Collectivists on the left. Both show that the only way they can move their national socialist agenda Forward is by the use of falsified data and.. let’s be blunt about it… outright LIES. The 1st example: Climate scientists criticize government paper that erases ‘pause’ in warming http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/06/10/climate-scientists-criticize-government-paper-that-erases-pause-in-warming/# Shows us how the Left falsifies data … er. excuse me...
  • The War against Christians

    06/06/2015 10:41:01 PM PDT · by bray · 6 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 6/6/15 | bray
    Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; The homosexual activists believe they have America on the run when in reality they are the ones on the run. They are no longer in the shadows, but in the spotlight and their mental instability is shining through. As they become more front and center their dysfunction is becoming clearer and clearer. Their lives are not the peaches and cream which is shown in Hollywierd, but extremely high levels of addiction, abuse and depression with all the tragic results that...
  • D-Day: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 9 replies
    Self | June 6, 2015 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) for the last five months of planning for D-Day. During that time he achieved much more than the oft repeated portrayal of someone managing a political/military alliance. Though he never led troops in combat, his leadership sustained many unprecedented initiatives for the successful Normandy landings. The air assault exemplifies the frightful uncertainties plaguing this “Day of Days”. The night before D-Day, 20,400 American and British paratroopers dropped behind the Normandy beaches from 1,250 C-47 aircraft plus gliders. This massive assault was attempted just 17 years...
  • Assassinating The American Spirit Of Independence

    06/01/2015 1:17:39 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 2 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/01/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The American spirit has not yet been destroyed, but it cannot withstand the kind of relentless assault on its character that we are witnessing day after day. I cannot predict the form or timing of the catastrophe that will befall this country if our current direction is not changed and I don’t pretend to know what concatenation of crises, in what progression of steps and across what interval of years, will finally break the nation’s spirit. What I do know is this much: My generation, the so called “millennials” and younger, have been indoctrinated into believing that the root cause...
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 67 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.  As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate,  concise, intelligent.  But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.  iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.  Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.  It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox  Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • The Conservative Counter-Culture

    05/26/2015 2:41:35 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/26/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. Motivated by abstractions and a vision of a utopian future based upon that which has never existed but which they are convinced they can create, the...
  • The Clinton media (Saturbray)

    05/23/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by bray · 6 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/23/15 | bray
    Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. Once again we find the Establishmedia caught with its hand in the Corruption Jar. George Stephanopoulos has once again shown how the media is nothing but an arm of the DNC. It is not so much a revelation as it is a confirmation of this fact. It simply underlines how the Leftwing Media is an enemy of freedom and democracy which manipulates the dialogue to maintain and advance the Marxist agenda. It shows we have moved from moral relativism to...
  • Barack Obama's War On Police

    05/20/2015 2:12:03 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 18 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 05/20/2015 | PoliticallyShort.com
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • To Renew the Republic

    05/14/2015 2:38:40 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Vanity
    We send good conservative people to Washington, DC. Most go wobbly, rino or worse. Oppression is on the rise. Institutions that worked so well to keep us free for so long are powerless to stop a rampaging executive branch. What happened? We stopped maintaining our republic. There isn’t a worldly creation that doesn’t need continual upkeep and renewal. Without regular maintenance to our marriages, autos, homes, bodies and souls, they will degrade and eventually cease to operate, or will ill-serve their intended purposes. Everything not consciously maintained and reinvigorated will degrade and spoil. The ancients were aware of this as...
  • The Islamic State In America

    05/11/2015 2:08:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 29 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/11/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    On Friday, the Pentagon raised the threat level across all military bases and compounds within the United States to “Force Protection Bravo” in response to the “increased and predictable threat of terrorism”, announced Captain Jeff Davis of U.S. Northern Command. The threat level was raised after FBI Director James Comey admitted that ISIS has thousands of sympathizers currently living inside the country ready to wage jihad. The FBI has also ordered agents to put under 24/7 surveillance more than one hundred U.S. residents that are considered possible terror threats. Officials from the FBI told ABC News that agents have been...
  • Geller is doing God's work

    05/09/2015 6:37:35 AM PDT · by bray · 45 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/9/15 | bray
    Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Throughout the week Pam Geller has been singled out as someone who unfairly provoked Muslims into attacking her by having a Mohamhead drawing contest. Nobody will disagree that to Islam drawing a picture of their death cult leader is the same as poking a lion with a stick, the question is should she. The secular answer according to the media is mostly no, she should not yell fire in a crowded theater, in her case the theater is on fire while...
  • American Liberal Fascism

    05/07/2015 3:42:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/07/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “American liberalism today”, writes Jonah Goldberg, “sees no realm of human life that is beyond political significance, from what you eat to what you smoke to what you say. Sex is political. Food is political. Sports, entertainment, your inner motives and outer appearance, all have political salience for liberal fascists”. While Liberal fascism differs from classical fascism, what unites them are their “emotional or instinctual impulses, such as the quest for community, a faith in the perfect ability of man, the authority of experts, and an obsession with the cult of action, and the need for an all-powerful state”, notes...
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 106 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 1:35:55 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 273 replies
    Vanity (A good one)
    A couple of prominent conservatives have expressed concern over the possibility of a ‘runaway’ Article V state amendments convention. Such is their anxiety that runaway tyranny from Rome-on-the-Potomac pales in comparison to the possible horrors of the states getting together to relieve their people from oppression. Are these concerns fact based or irrational or somewhere in between? An important, and likewise extra-congressional vestige of the federal system of 1787, and quite similar to an Article V state amendments convention in its constitutional foundation remains in force today. It is the familiar Electoral College (EC). Like the state amendments convention, the...
  • Media and Blogs: Free Republic Not Source of Bogus Freddie Gray Story; FReepers Helped Debunk

    04/30/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 82 replies
    Thursday, April 30, 3015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Two leading newspapers have posted incorrect reports regarding the role of Free Republic in the dissemination of a bogus story about an alleged pre-existing spinal injury to Freddie Gray that contributed to his death in Baltimore police custody. Those incorrect reports are being repeated by blogs. The Baltimore Sun falsely reported: "The Free Republic website said Wednesday that Gray's "life-ending injuries to his spine may have possibly been the result of spinal and neck surgery that he allegedly received a week before he was arrested." The article also said the injury was the result of a car accident and cited...
  • Cultural Marxism

    04/27/2015 7:06:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • Asking for miracles (Saturbray)

    04/25/2015 7:17:02 AM PDT · by bray · 7 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/25/14 | bray
    Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. Acts 3:6 For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ as the provider of healing, hope and miracles I heard a story which brought all of those things together perfectly. A dear friend of ours named Candace told us a story of her miracle of healing. When God has a plan there is nothing we can do to stand in his way which is what gives Christians everywhere hope....
  • Hillary's Iowa Vacation (Saturbray)

    04/18/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by bray · 33 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/18/15 | bray
    Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Just when you thought Harpy had a chance to win the nomination she goes on her three day Iowa Vacation and gives all the other contenders hope. Whoever came up with the Iowa shuffle, let alone the Darth Vader mobile should be fired immediately and never put on another campaign. For a woman who comes across as cold, unapproachable and secretive, why would you choose a black armored car with smoked windows, was the tank booked? The only thing that rolling death machine needed was a breathing...
  • We Thought We Were Free

    04/15/2015 12:27:36 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/15/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand”, wrote Milton Mayer in his book They Thought They Were Free published in 1955. What Mayer was describing in his book was the ever widening gap between the government and the people that happened “so gradually and so insensibly” no one seemed to notice. “Each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) notes Mayer, “as...
  • Nailing the Hillary Talking Points (Vanity)

    04/13/2015 9:58:47 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 24 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | 4/13/2015 | Uncle Miltie
    Let’s nail down our talking points about Hillary Clinton. Make your points brief, accurate, recognizable to low info voters, and politically savage. For example: 1) Murdered Ambassador in Benghazi 2) Wiped server clean 3) “Success” is Yemen 4) Took Millions from Foreign Governments 5) No Legislative success 6) No Foreign Policy success 7) Lost Iraq to ISIS Please add. When we're done, I'll re-compile for general use. We need the ~10 point perfected take-down of Hillary. Then we pound the same points for 1.5 years. Everywhere, every time. Drive Hillary's negatives so high, people want to puke.
  • In Praise of the Soviet Constitution.

    04/11/2015 6:23:50 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 33 replies
    It’s a pity the Russians didn’t enforce the constitution they had. The Soviet Constitution shared more than a few similarities with the US constitution. The rights to property, private correspondence, freedom of religion & conscience, equality before the law, and the right to earn/keep earnings and to leave inheritances are there. All considered, it wasn’t bad for peoples who had only known Mongol hordes and Czars for the past thousand years. Despite these guarantees, the Soviet Union was a slave state from its inception. How could oppression have lived side-by-side recognized assurances of so many personal rights? Slavery was certain...
  • Radical Islam And Cultural Jihad

    04/07/2015 3:11:08 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 7 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The belief that Islam is a peaceful religion and that Islamic terrorists have twisted that faith to unrecognizable extremes is a false interpretation that surrounds today’s narrative regarding Islam”, writes Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. The greater overall threat this misconception poses is neglected because of fear and outright denial to acknowledge what or who our enemy truly is. The more we lie to ourselves and allow our politicians, media and government officials to lie to us, the more we enable terrorists to become embolden. Spencer further notes, “we cannot possible defeat an enemy whom we refuse to understand, refuse...
  • America's Fifth Column

    04/05/2015 5:17:37 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/05/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “It is when the majority in a country becomes weak, indifferent and confused that a criminal minority, beautifully organized like all gangs, seizes the power”, wrote Ayn Rand in her open letter To All Fifth Columnist. Speaking about the tragedy of today, Rand concludes that “by remaining unorganized, mentally unarmed, indifferent and confused, we are serving as innocent Fifth Columnists of our own destruction”. This indifference in America to cultural issues that we believe are seemingly unimportant is akin to the appalling fascination of watching a man being hanged with the slowly dawning realization that it is a reflection in...
  • More Pizza Parlors like Indiana (Saturbray)

    04/04/2015 7:14:19 AM PDT · by bray · 7 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/4/15 | bray
    Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; The Affirmative Action squad has taken thug tactics to the next level which is to outlaw Christianity in America. This has been the goal for decades to expand the power and depth of Marxism through their favorite tactic of victim status. This allows all of those supposedly oppressed groups such as women, blacks and homosexuals to be given special status they would never be able to attain by being judged by their accomplishments. They are given special set asides...
  • Must a Gay Baker bake Farrakhan's "Allah Hates Gays!" cake? (Vanity)

    04/03/2015 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 28 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | 04/03/2015 | Uncle Miltie
    Must Mohammed's Halal Butchery slaughter Billy Bob's pig? Must a Black donut shot operator host KKK Koffee Klatches? Must a Kosher Deli serve patrons dressed as Hitler? You too can have fun and poke liberals in the eye. Contribute your own goring of the other guy's ox below, contra-Indiana-style!
  • How to End the Middle East Conflict in Four Easy Steps

    04/02/2015 4:39:08 AM PDT · by tedbel · 8 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | April 2/15 | Ted Belman
    Dennis Ross and David Makovsky in Israel’s Drive Toward Self-Destruction, argue that Netanyahu must offer up hope to Palestinians or face a revived de-legitimization movement. They’re certainly right to point out that the delegitimation movement will grow, but they are wrong to suggest that the answer is for Israel to offer hope to the Palestinians. How facile is that? They argue that what Israel needs to do is begin capitulating even before the negotiations commence, let alone, conclude. They want Israel to give up its bargaining chips for nothing in return. The Palestinians don’t hope to be given a state,...
  • Obama's Nuclear Deal With The Devil

    03/31/2015 10:52:01 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 31 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 03/31/2015 | Nick S.
    On March 20, 2009, delivering his first message to the people and leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran in celebration of the Iranian holiday of Nowruz, Barack Obama stated, “the United States wants the Islam Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations”. On March 31, 2015, Iran will have taken “its rightful place in the community of nations” in a way only Barack Obama could have imagined as a final nuclear agreement is reached. Moreover, “by the time Obama leaves office”, writes David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy, “no country on Earth will have...
  • Cruz could win ugly (Saturbray)

    03/28/2015 6:42:06 AM PDT · by bray · 43 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/28/15 | bray
    Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. What if Ted Cruz could win the General election and everything the experts know about politics is wrong? What if you don’t have to choose a candidate that mirrors the Dem selection and Americans are not as liberal as the media claims it is? The reason these questions are never asked or answered is that conservative voters have been shamed into a corner so they will...
  • The Utter and Complete Failure of the "War on Poverty"

    03/22/2015 1:05:12 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    Over 50 years ago, with much fanfare, President Lyndon Johnson declared "unconditional war" on poverty in America. Since that bold proclamation, we have expended over $22 trillion of our national treasure in this so-called "war". Much of that coming out of the paychecks of working people and transferred to "poor" people by way of welfare, food stamps and a large variety of other government programs. Despite the expenditure of this enormous amount of taxpayer money, the problem of poverty has not gotten better. In fact, it has gotten worse. Even more alarming, the middle class, which was growing rapidly...
  • The Chamber of Commies (Saturbray)

    03/21/2015 7:10:25 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/21/15 | bray
    Isaiah 23:17 [Full Chapter] At the end of seventy years, the LORD will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitution and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. One of my friends said he decided not to pay his taxes to the gummit this year. Rather, he gave it to a Mexican who was mowing a lawn and said he was just skipping the middle man. He asked, what is the point of contributing his hard earned money to a broken political system when it is going to end up...
  • Vive La Révolution!!!! (Rare conservative win / GOP establishment loss!)

    03/14/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 130 replies
    Original Material | 3/14/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Today, the GOP Establishment control of the GOP machinery was overturned.Here is my 'back from the trenches' description of what happened today, in DeKalb County, Georgia. In summary, Populist GOP Conservatives have seized control of the local GOP machinery.Here's how it worked: A local Freeper who shall remain nameless invited me and quite a few other like-minded people to the Delegate Selection process meeting sometime last month. We all signed up as delegates. There was no competition, by signing up, we became delegates to a person. Other conservative-minded activists must have done the same thing. I do not know that...
  • Why bother with a $15 minimum wage? [ad absurdum]

    03/13/2015 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Let's just get it over with and go for a guaranteed income for all. If you work and earn less than the guaranteed income, the government will pay you the difference. If you don't work, the government will pay you the guaranteed amount anyway. After all, a living wage is a human right. As is healthcare. The government should provide it. As is housing. Food. Clothing. Cell phones. Internet. Transportation. Vacations. But we must all pay our fair share. Those earning less than the guaranteed income will receive a check from the IRS. Those earning more than the guarantee up...
  • Watergate Articles of Impeachment as Applicable to Hillary Clinton

    03/11/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 9 replies
    These components of the Articles of Impeachment against Nixon appear to apply to Hillary's Emailgate: "RESOLVED, That Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanours, and that the following articles of impeachment to be exhibited to the Senate: .... in violation of his consitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that: .... engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation .... and to...
  • Hillary deserves it (Saturbray)

    03/07/2015 8:19:55 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/7/15 | bray
    Proverbs 15:27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. So Harpy has her hand caught in the cookie jar. There is no definitive proof she was taking bribes using the Clinton Foundation, but it is pretty obvious she was. Just like we can assume every white cop is a racist wanting to arrest and shoot an innocent black child, we can assume Hillary was using her personal email server to hide the graft and corruption she was taking for her own personal gain. The one thing we do know about Hillary is...
  • HDR22 - Hillary Diane Rodham - U.S. Code: Title 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

    03/05/2015 9:08:34 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 48 replies
    Self/USG ^ | March 5, 2015 | Self
    Hillary Clinton's secret email account was HDR22@clintonemail.com.  HDR stands for the initials of her maiden name, Hillary Diane Rodham.  22 is a clever by half reference to Title 22 of the US Code which covers diplomatic law.  The official title of section 22 is Foreign Relations and Intercourse. (see below for link to Title 22)  https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/22 It's a lawyer joke/reference to the Code that covers foreign relations by a lawyer about to become Secretary of State.  Such an account is corrupt and illegal for a Secretary of State.  It is Nixonian.  It was meant to maintain control over information and...
  • When Free Institutions Fail.

    03/04/2015 3:12:51 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 41 replies
    Five hundred years ago, Machiavelli wrote how governing institutions designed for FreeRepublics were not only unsuited for corrupted republics, they eventually served to enforce tyranny. His prescience was on display yesterday in the US Congress. Designed in 1787 as the consensual law making body of a free people and their states, Congress joined in tyrannical partnership with President Obama. Under cover of the reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s fabulous speech against Obama’s nefarious plans for Iran and against peace, the Speaker of the House brought a “clean” DHS funding bill to the floor for a vote. In support of Obama’s lawless...
  • Avoiding Payment of the Obamacare Tax With Your 2014 Form 1040

    03/03/2015 6:27:25 PM PST · by T Ruth · 16 replies
    3/3/2014 | Self
    [What follows is not legal, accounting, or tax advice, but merely the ruminations of a concerned citizen.] Until Obamacare is repealed, you should, as many have noted, adjust your withholding and estimated tax payments so that you owe a small amount of tax when you file your return, rather than overpay so that you are in a refund position. Assuming that you have done this, then you will have to make a payment when you file your income tax return. It may be that if you are not careful in how you pay your balance due, you may end up...
  • Building the Border Fence - A Public/Private Partnership

    03/02/2015 2:03:15 PM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Vanity Editorial ^ | 2 March 2015 | Self
    To quickly secure our Southern Border, open the construction of the border fence to public and private sponsorship. Crowd source it. If individuals, private organizations, and state or local governments with jurisdiction were allowed to finance construction of one mile segments, build out would occur quickly, leaving only a subset for the Federal Government to finance. What do you think of this as a "power down" solution for a future Republican Administration?
  • Reflections on the 82nd Anniversary of the New Deal

    03/02/2015 2:00:15 PM PST · by Publius · 17 replies
    A Publius Essay | 2 March 2015 | Publius
    Before the New DealThe essay Federalism: Yesterday and Today covers Federalism from the Founding period to the modern era, with some attention paid to the Progressive Movement. The Progressives thought that the solutions to America’s problems, which they believed originated with Big Business, would only be found in Big Government as a counterbalance. They believed that Big Government should nudge, or even coerce, Americans to “live properly” – which meant to live as this university-educated elite saw fit. The earlier essay laid out their political and social agendas. The Constitution was an impediment to this agenda, and the Progressives needed...
  • Shut It Down (Saturbray)

    02/28/2015 4:13:07 PM PST · by bray · 10 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 2/28/15 | bray
    Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Once again our fearful leaders are terrified of the word “shutdown”. In spite of any proof whatsoever that a shutdown has lost any seats they act as if the mere mention of the word has them running for the nearest foxhole. It is not so much the politicians who are afraid of the...
  • If the GOP doesn't stop Obama now they never will

    02/27/2015 5:37:26 AM PST · by Pietro · 31 replies
    Vanity | Pietro
    This isn't just about amnesty; it's about net neutrality, it's about bans on bullets, it's about the EPA shutting down power plants, its about using the IRS as a political goon squad. Its about a post-constitutional autocratic destruction of the American Republic. If the GOP doesn't stop Obama now, they never will.
  • Of course he Hates America (Saturbray)

    02/23/2015 10:58:44 PM PST · by bray · 9 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 2/23/15 | bray
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 Why in the world would Obama care if someone accused him of hating America? After all he was basically elected on the hate America platform. He cannot point to one instance in his entire life which...