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by usmarine May 19, 2015 — The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012) in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America. The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch... The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.

Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy" tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!) People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to "white guilt" and political correctness... An American Veteran......... Semper-Fi Reply to usmarine
by unknown Apr 17, 2015 — Crash Position...

The pilot was locked out of the cockpit.

That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women and children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death.

Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn't be stopped because anyone who could change the jet's disastrous course was locked out.

It's hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard - but not impossible.

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don't know where we're going anymore, but do know it isn't good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.

He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS. He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seatmates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror.

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream.

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come to the inescapable conclusion that our nation's decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.

A man who has locked everyone out.
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by Colonel Feb 13, 2015 — So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts. Just sing this song the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten - straight up, no styling. "Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world. Don't make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification.

Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and the country they love - not because you want them to think you are a superstar musician. They could see that from your costume, makeup and your entourage.

Sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the courtesy and humility that tells the audience that it is about America, not you. And please remember, not everything has to be sung as a black spiritual. We're getting a little weary of that.

Francis Scott Key does not need any help. Reply to Colonel
by glockG23 Jan 10, 2015 — If the government raises the gas tax you can be sure that I'll MORE than make up for it on my 1040. Stupid Bs! Reply to glockG23
by tjexpert Jun 23, 2014 — The Fundamental Transformation of America sucks! Reply to tjexpert
by flatrock Jun 23, 2014 — I've figured out what to do with the thousands of immigrants who have recently crossed the US border illegally... Regardless of age, send them home with a consolation prize, a souvenir... like maybe a nice zippered shoulder bag. Throw in a Hershey's Bar and whatever they'd like that's not too heavy for the free return trip home.
The bag will not only be useful, it'll become a conversation piece and an article of pride.
Hell, give them a fricken Wizard of OZ metal too! Reply to flatrock
by bobblehead Oct 03, 2012 — It's not like I gave it a lot of thought, either in time or in depth, but I always thought�that there must surely be a council of men; the elite of the elite of the elite, who�stand ready to do WHATEVER is necessary to preserve God and country. Because in a democracy that preservation can only be accomplished by an informed electorate, it always seemed that�such a council MUST exist in order to defend the country from those unlikely times when some combination of ignorance and greed and naivet� might otherwise actually destroy this country's great heritage�and stature.

Because conditions of the past few years have caused me to give this scenario additional thought, I very recently came to the realization that such an organization simply DOES NOT EXIST. �And at what a�horrible time! �It's come just as we lose the knowledge and courage and guidance of an entire generation of individuals who stepped up to rescue this country from a great depression and horrific world war not so many years ago!

In the past few days, however, I am encouraged� �I see good people finally starting to stand up and speak out. �Greatly discomforting news of the formerly unspeakable weaknesses that will ultimately�destroy this country is at last being reported. �The council of the elite of the elite of the elite DOES exist. �IT IS US! WE are the last line of defense against those who have no love of country! �STAND UP! �SPEAK OUT! Reply to bobblehead
by grumpy Mar 14, 2012 — I HATE the time changes! Why can't our genius leaders choose one or the other and then LEAVE IT ALONE! Reply to grumpy
by tkm Dec 07, 2011 — Our 200 + year experiment in Democracy is not working ... precisely because of the flaw noted by Thomas Jefferson: To Paraphrase: 'The system will work only until the Common Man sees how much he can get out of it.'

We have, after 50+ years of everything from dropping the Property Tax requirement to Affirmative Action (and everything in-between)..... reached the point Jefferson had feared and Marx and Engels prophesied.

The Greeks tried several versions of Democracy - all failed, but it is their final try that interests me. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron levels of voting... if memory serves me... each level diminishing downward from the Gold status, all determined by station in life, and less impact of vote ... moving downward.

I declare that if our Republic is to survive, we must institute a "knowledge test".... whereby each individual is tested according to his (her) knowledge on a yearly basis .... and the Test Score should determine the "impact" of that individuals vote.

i.e. If an individual were to score 97% in the test, his vote should count as 97. If another individual were to score 23%, his (her) vote should count as 23.

The "test" questions in my opinion.... should be argued and decided from a cross section of our society - with oversight from a "wise" group of governors selected for their fairness... Reply to tkm
by tkm Nov 20, 2011 — The State of The State is unsustainable. The Ethical State of our Government as well as Large Corporations is sickening. Obscene Corporate Bonuses, Bailouts of Watchdog Agencies (AIG & OTHERS) who should have been "watching", Other Worldly Subsidies/Profits for unworkable energy Systems that are neither practical, profitable nor workable over the long term - particularly within a nation who sits on top of the largest Hydrocarbon deposits on Earth, Agent Companies for those that had spent decades jumping through hoops to Clean themselves up.... AND SUCCEEDED!! Stock Market Betting in Derivatives which have little to do with Stability, but rather have only De-stabilized the Markets and made it possible for Unethical, greedy traders to make quick, un-earned profits, members of our governing bodies who are apparently immune to insider training rules.... taking full and gleeful advantage of that unethical privilege in addition to nepotistic activities... WE must change if we survive!! Reply to tkm
by r2d2 May 19, 2011 — barack obama is evil personified. Reply to r2d2
  by notsoscaryme Dec 07, 2011 — (@r2d2) Debbie Wasserman Schultz too! Reply to notsoscaryme
  by bobblehead Feb 16, 2012 — (@notsoscaryme) At my house, we refer to Debbie Wasserman Schultz as "the bride of satan." Reply to bobblehead
by admin Apr 29, 2011 — barack obama is only a symptom. It's the 53% of Americans who voted for him that are the problem. - Mark Steyn 4/29/11 Reply to admin
by encore2 Apr 06, 2011 — There is no hope whatsoever for people who do not see (or refuse to admit) how damaging this man-child-president has been for our country (and the entire world really). I'm as radically Pro-America as anyone you will ever know, but I'm beginning to understand MY need for change... I have to force myself to stop worrying about what is bad and have faith in what I know is Good. Reply to encore2
by mathman Mar 24, 2011 — Something MUST be done to stop the impending ban of incandescent light bulbs. If THAT cannot be stopped, there is no hope of regaining ANY sensibility in government. PLEASE write your representatives! We MUST demonstrate that we are willing to stand up against something that rises to THIS level of stupidity! Reply to mathman
  by goggles Mar 25, 2011 — (@mathman) There are simply times where an incandescent bulb is a better choice than a fluorescent bulb and people are smart enough to make the appropriate choice. Mathman is right... The ban of incandescent bulbs simply epitomizes the mindlessness of Washington DC. Reply to goggles
  by radar Mar 26, 2011 — (@goggles) I may have prevented a fire in our home by switching from incandescent to fluorescent bulbs. Because our kitchen didn't have enough light we were using 100w bulbs in the ceiling light which was probably rated for 60 watt maximum. While removing the fixture to add a second fixture a few feet away, the insulation, as a result of years of over-heating, crumbled away exposing bare wires. We're lucky that I discovered the problem before a very dangerous electrical short-circuit occurred. An electrician had to replace the wires and we now use 100 watt equivalent fluorescent bulbs in that fixture. They actually draw only 26 watts of power, provide a good deal more light than the recommended 60w, and produce less than half the amount of heat. Reply to radar
  by encore2 Mar 26, 2011 — (@radar) I agree that the fluorescents are better than regular light bulbs in some ways but it's definitely not true that they last longer. I know because I use both kinds and started writing a date on them as I put them into service at least a couple of years ago. Why do the manufacturers have to lie about their longevity and the government force us to use them? Reply to encore2
  by admin Dec 29, 2011 — (@mathman) UPDATE: Dec. 16, 2011 Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban! "When the American people gave Republicans control of the House in January, one of the major issues involved was the Democratic ban on the 100 watt bulb," said Rep. Michael Burgess, who fought to preserve the incandescent bulb. "Republicans have fulfilled our promise to the American people by allowing them to continue to be able to choose what type of bulb they use at home. Consumers should drive the marketplace, not the government." Reply to admin
by WIteacher Feb 17, 2011 — Have you read the union bashing dribble on this page? I am tired of conservatives imposing their will. They're ruining the country! Come on Wisconsin teachers! Let these people have it! Reply to WIteacher
by admin Feb 02, 2011 — Let it be known that I am proud to support every elected republican that I can think of. John Boehner, George Bush, John Cornyn, Eric Cantor, Joe Wilson, Allen West, and even John McCain just to name a few. To my democrat friends: Are you proud to support Barrack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Anthony Weiner, Sheila Jackson Lee, Dick Durbin, Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters, or Henry Waxman? Hello? Reply to admin
  by dayton Feb 10, 2012 — (@admin) Are you dumb? Reply to dayton
  by admin Feb 11, 2012 — (@dayton) Are you a child? Reply to admin
  by admin Feb 12, 2012 — (@dayton) HEY! Can you name a democrat that you're proud to support? Reply to admin
by Bradr19 Jan 27, 2011 — I just finished watching the HBO 6 hour series John Adams. I wonder what George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams would think of our country now? I certainly don't think they ever foresaw how big government would get and how much it would interfere in our lives. I also think they would roll over in their graves to see how Socialist we have become. I'm certain they never intended to keep God out of government the way we do today. Reply to Bradr19
by zen3200 Dec 29, 2010 — Regarding the budget, all of this talk about earmarks is nothing more than a diversion. Earmarks comprise less than 1% of the U.S. budget. The problem, which NO ONE is willing to talk about, is our massive government work force (federal, state, & local) that is unproductive, under-worked, overpaid, perk-rich, and who retire early with unreasonable pensions. Reply to zen3200
by anon Nov 23, 2010 — To my elected representatives: Federal, State, Municipal, and Local:

I will no longer participate in the funding of gold plated health care and early retirement for government employees

Take it as you wish. Reply to anon
by OSXpert Nov 14, 2010 — You can call me this and you can call me that, just don't EVER call me a democrat! Reply to OSXpert
  by dayton Feb 10, 2012 — (@OSXpert) OK, I'll call you dumb. Reply to dayton
by admin Oct 20, 2010 — Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium
- I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. Reply to admin
by mathman Oct 01, 2010 — The future of wind turbines... I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away. -Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1818 Reply to mathman
by admin Sep 13, 2010 — Tho systematically destroyed by half truths & lies of dems & their media allies, George Bush always tried to do the right thing for America & reached across the isle only to his hands bitten off. Dems are not to be appeased. They're to be defeated! Reply to admin
by creekriot Sep 11, 2010 — A goal of obama care is to reduce US debt by lowering the life expectancy of baby boomers. It's to be accomplished by limiting access to life-extending medicines & procedures. Unless you're union or government (democrat) you're likely to be denied. Reply to creekriot
  by Shar10 Sep 12, 2010 — (@creekriot) We baby boomers have contributed all of our lives by working,paying taxes,etc. so why should we be denied medical care? I wonder how Obama would feel if this were done to his parents? Of course his won't be as we will pay for their care. What a crock! Reply to Shar10
by bobblehead Sep 04, 2010 — A government that robs Peter to pay Paul is likely to have the support of Paul. Reply to bobblehead
by Bradr19 Sep 03, 2010 — I'm so sick of Govt and regulations.
Government is best that governs least. TJ
Let's support the Tea Party and reduced government. Reply to Bradr19
  by creekriot Sep 06, 2010 — (@Bradr19) Nobody cared, 20 years ago, when I warned that government was out of control when it began dictating how businesses were to paint their parking lots! Reply to creekriot
  by Shar10 Sep 12, 2010 — (@Bradr19) We need to stop the government running our lives and the only way to do this is to vote out all congressman, senators, representatives, etc. and start all over electing only the ones that will give us what we want and need to make this life better. Reply to Shar10
by r2d2 Sep 01, 2010 — Unions have bankrupted businesses and entire states. They've caused American jobs to leave the country in droves. They've destroyed US manufacturing and have devastated the US economy. I and my family now avoid 'union-made' like the plague. Reply to r2d2
  by Native American Sep 01, 2010 — (@r2d2) It's not the unions alone. Between OSHA, EPA and the unions you cannot buy a pair of jogging shoes that are not made in China (remember these guys and Korea), Vietnam (remember them & Chinese support) or Indonesia. I needed a new pair, but passed. Reply to Native American
  by zipdog56 Sep 01, 2010 — (@r2d2) I have done work for the car companies and aerospace and unions were good 50 yrs. ago but they are a cancer now. they have destroyed companies and sabotaged product lines when a branch of the company opens a site without unions. Reply to zipdog56
  by mario Sep 03, 2010 — (@r2d2) In a speech to the AFL-CIO on August 4th, obama said he wants to build an economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few or those who game the system. WHO GAMES THE SYSTEM MORE THAN UNIONS? What a pathetic liar! Who voted for this F? Reply to mario
  by sharky Sep 10, 2010 — (@r2d2) Yeh... we don't even buy groceries where the workers are likely to be union members. And I never thought it would happen but, given all this United Auto Workers B.S. we don't even buy US made vehicles now. Reply to sharky
  by athena Sep 25, 2010 — (@sharky) We will not knowingly do business with democrats, PERIOD. Reply to athena
by encore2 Aug 31, 2010 — Secure U.S. borders NOW! Reply to encore2
  by Native American Sep 01, 2010 — (@encore2) What is right about sending two times more money to Mexico than to Arizona to help fight the border battle? If that isn't enough, the Fed's spend more of your tax dollars to fight the ILLEGAL immigration law passed by Arizona. Liberalism at its finest. Reply to Native American
by admin Aug 27, 2010 — Obama holds nothing that is American of value... not our constitution, not our heritage, not our traditions, not our values, not individual sacrifice, and certainly not our American allies. Reply to admin
  by mathman Aug 27, 2010 — (@admin) That's an understatement! He hates America and all that it stands for!!!! Reply to mathman
  by charlieb Aug 28, 2010 — (@admin) you people are just racists Reply to charlieb
  by creekriot Aug 29, 2010 — (@charlieb) Charlieb, your claim of racism is an easy (and baseless) charge to make. "Racism" has become the first and last word of democrats who cannot defend their support of liberal socialist policy. Reply to creekriot
  by panhandle Aug 31, 2010 — (@charlieb) charlieb, we are all racists and it's BUSH'S fault. When are you libs going to take some responsibility? Reply to panhandle
  by zipdog56 Sep 01, 2010 — (@charlieb) hey charlieb.... get your head out and go to another country... I'll help you pack. Reply to zipdog56
  by TKM Sep 11, 2010 — (@charlieb) I have read through the posts, and don't see anything to consider "Racist". Racist is a Liberal term - often used for exactly the same reason wars are fought - to halt undesirable debate. Reply to TKM
  by circusgirl Sep 02, 2010 — (@admin) I love my country. Obama hates it. Reply to circusgirl
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