Remembering Tiananmen Square

June 4, 2014

For me, Tiananmen Square comes down to this moment that I still vividly remember:

I watch that man stand in front of a sixty ton tank and what I see is raw courage and the true beauty of the human spirit.

Imagine doing that.  A column of massive tanks is heading down a street to impose dictatorship and something in you snaps and you determine that you will stop it with the only thing you’ve got: your body.  Hundreds of tons of metal in those tanks are coming at you, and you STAND.

There are at least four tanks, one right behind the other (and probably several more behind those): one man, one incredibly brave human being, stopped them all with his act of defiance against brutal dictatorship.

We don’t even know who the man was.  He was probably intercepted and hauled away by secret police as he returned to the crowd and executed by the brutal regime.  His act, seen by millions and maybe billions of human beings, is anonymous.  And in a way that is fitting, because he represents ALL of us who defy totalitarian authority.

We think about the Tiananmen Square Massacre.  How many died in the crackdown?  An Orwellian State has made sure that no one will ever know.  The death toll is probably in the thousands, but the scene was scrubbed by government worshipers and the same government worshipers have banned any discussion of the event to this very day.

Because you don’t have freedom in such a government colossus.  THAT’S why the man stood in front of the tanks: because it was the only freedom he had left under this totalitarian State.

I have thought about that unknown “tank man” who stopped a column of tanks armed with nothing except raw courage and the sheer will to resist a power-mad government many times.  It sends shivers through my spine every time I watch it.

But I have also thought of the driver of that tank.  Not much talk or thought has been about him.

This tank driver was driving his tank for the brutal regime.  And obviously, the same brutal regime that brutally cracked down on thousands of people who were trying to stand up for human freedom and human dignity wanted that tank driver to crush that hero who placed his body in front of that tank.  I imagine the tank commander was screaming, “What are you doing stopping?  What are you doing turning?  Drive OVER him!  Run Him down!”

But that tank driver refused.  He would not run his tank over that noble human being.

I imagine he was never seen again, either.

Ultimately, that’s the only time such a heroic resistance can get off the ground: when the foot soldiers of evil look around and realize that what they are doing IS evil and stop.  And refuse to obey their wicked orders.

Today, on this 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, I salute both of these unknown heroes.  I salute the Chinese people for producing such men who would so love the human spirit that they would courageously die for that love.  I resolve to be like these men against whatever “tanks” of State oppression I am facing.  And I call upon others to resolve to be like them.

Update: I found this picture.

Look at all the tanks lined up as “tank man” makes his stand!  I count at least twenty – and again, there are probably more behind those.

The next time you helplessly ask, “What can I do?  I’m just one person!”  Think of the one person who stopped God-only-knows how many tanks in their tracks!!!

Freedom is not unique to Americans; it is – or ought to be – the natural state of all human beings.  Elite American warriors yearn to find the kind of love for freedom that we see here; and our SEALs and our Delta Force operators and our Special Forces bond incredibly closely with hearts of men all over the world whose hearts resound with the same beat of freedom that theirs does.  The tragedy is that there are few such men today and there are more men than ever who want to take the ever-diminishing freedoms we have away from us.

The SOG who fought and died in Vietnam had a motto: “For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know.”

Do you want to really know what freedom tastes like?  The please STAND UP and FIGHT for it.

Bowe Bergdahl Trade: Well, At Least Five Senior Terrorist Murderers Won’t Be Getting Better Health Care Than Our US Veterans Any More

June 2, 2014

Obama is running a victory lap for either a) trading a guy who turns out to be a turd who walked out on his fellow soldiers in time of war for the equivalent of the Taliban “Dream Team,” or b) for deflecting attention to a scandal in the form of his VA’s secret waiting list and the patients who have died as a result by fomenting yet another scandal.

I don’t know: to be lectured that “you don’t leave a man behind” by the president and his party that abandoned four men to miserably die in an attack that went on and on for hours and ordered the men who were begging to be allowed to go to their aid to “stand down,” just leaves me wanting to punch something.  The only thing Obama was willing to trade for their lives was an unarmed drone.

Obama not only won’t go to the mat for heroes, it’s almost like good riddance to him.  He has done NOTHING to bring justice to the terrorists responsible.  To date, the only man held accountable for the debacle and disgrace in Benghazi – when terrorists put their flag over a burned out diplomatic facility of the United States of America and murdered the first ambassador to be killed since the first Carter years – was an American citizen who had exercised his rights to make a movie that had NOTHING to do with the attack (contrary to Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s oft-repeated lies).  You want to get a little help from Obama, you’ve got to be a traitor, or a man who wants to become a woman, or some kind of low-life turd who walks out on his brothers.

First of all, Bowe Robert Bergdahl aint no hero:

Not Everyone’s Hero: Soldiers Question Bowe Bergdahl’s Bravery
By Alexander Smith

The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan has reignited questions from some about the circumstances of the soldier’s disappearance five years ago.

Bergdahl was the only American soldier being held in the country until he was exchanged in a swap deal on Saturday for five high-ranking Taliban figures from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

His freedom was celebrated by his family and the Obama administration. But others — including some members of his own platoon — have reiterated their long-held concerns over the events surrounding his June 2009 disappearance.

The 28-year-old sergeant vanished from a military base in Eastern Afghanistan with little more than a compass and a bottle of water. Considerable resources were diverted to try to find the missing man, and several of his fellow soldiers were killed trying to find him.

“I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on,” former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon when he went missing, told CNN. “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”

An online petition and several Facebook groups were set up following Bergdahl’s release, calling for him to be brought to justice for what they alleged was a dereliction of duty.

“He is not a hero and is directly responsible for several military members death,” read the petition, which by 4 a.m. ET had more than 1,500 digital signatures.

“Bring punishment to Bowe Bergdahl and let the public know that the military holds all members to the same standard.”

One of the Facebook groups claimed to have been set up by Bergdahl’s former “battle buddies” who had “first hand knowledge of what took place” on the day of the soldier’s disappearance.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declined to comment on reports that the sergeant had walked away from his unit. Such matters “will be dealt with later,” Hagel said.

The defense secretary pointedly described Bergdahl as a “prisoner of war.”

While some questioned the circumstances Bergdahl’s disappearance, others, including prominent Republicans, were unhappy with the manner of his release, claiming that the swap deal amounted to negotiating with terrorists and effectively put a price tag on the heads of all U.S. servicemen.

The reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar who described the men released from Guantanamo Bay as “important commanders of jihad” and declared the swap a “great victory.”

If you’re on a forward operating base like Bergdahl was and you leave that base, you sign out: you write down where you’re going and how long you believe you’ll be there.  And you don’t go without at least one buddy.  And the reason for that is if you turn up missing, your brothers will have somewhere to start looking rather than put their lives needlessly at risk stumbling around all over the place.

Bergdahl didn’t give much of a damn about the fate of his brothers in arms when he decided he didn’t like the war anymore and walked away – deserting at the very least, if not essentially defecting.

He is no hero.  He is the OPPOSITE of a hero.

And second, Barack Obama sure isn’t a hero for trading five senior Taliban leaders for this turd.  If you want to make a similar trade with me, I’ll take the five most valuable pieces of real estate in America in exchange for the little house I live in.  If you’re stupid enough to do the one, you ought to be at least consistently stupid enough to do the other.

It is true that during the Cold War, the United States frequently traded one of ours for one of theirs.  But two things: 1) we were trading with a legitimate foreign nation that we formally recognized as a legitimate nation; and second, we traded apples for apples, rather than trading the highest-level KGB generals for a disgruntled clerk-typist, fourth class.

The United States has declared that it will NOT negotiate with terrorists.

Until now.

We actually had a damn LAW that would prevent us from releasing Gitmo detainees.  Obama – the worthless disgrace who demonized Bush over “signing statements” – issued just such a statement that he was immune from and above the law.

The DailyKos has the depraved dishonesty to say that somehow Obama did not negotiate with terrorists, but that Reagan did.  All I can say to that was that an investigation by the overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled House (255 Democrats to 177 Republicans) found that there  was NEVER ANY evidence that Reagan even KNEW about the Iran-Contra affair and the heart of the Iran-Contra affair – the sale of weapons to Iran – was NOT deemed a criminal offense.

Whereas Barack Obama not DICTATED the Bergdahl-Contra to Reason scandal but BROKE THE LAW.  But what else is new with the most lawless president in the history of the republic who feels that he has the right as our god-king to break any law he doesn’t like?

What’s an American soldier worth on the open market that ought to encourage terrorists to abduct as many of them as possible?

Well, the going rate for the most-failed turd in uniform is five senior generals after today.  So what’s one of our really GOOD guys worth?  I’m guessing one of our Delta Force or SEAL Team Six guys ought to be worth at least the conversion of America to Islam.  I can just see Obama signing the executive order and heralding the freedom of our man and declaring what he’s actually already declared: America is a Muslim nation (“we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world”).

We shouldn’t have made this trade.  Because it’s a terrible policy to recognize terrorists as legitimate partners with whom we ever WOULD trade, number one, and because it is an incredibly bad trade that makes us look like complete fools, number two.  And because this is an incredibly cynical political act from an incredibly cynical politician, number three.

The ONLY silver lining in this scandal is that Obama can’t give world-class medical treatment to those five terrorist generals anymore while he denies any care whatsoever to American veterans.

What we should have done is turned over every stone – and turn Afghanistan into a pile of rubble as necessary to make our turning over every stone – to find Bergdahl because he was an American serviceman.  And then put him on trial for desertion in time of war.

Barack Obama, The Worst Of Nixon, The Worst Of Carter, The Worst President In History – And You’re Going To Pay For It

May 30, 2014

Something occurred to me as I watched yet another massive Obama administration scandal develop and saw yet another dishonest, incompetent response to it.

Barack Obama is truly a historic figure.

But in a really, really BAD way.

Barack Obama manages to unite the very worst of the two worst presidents in modern America.  And in so doing he becomes easily the worst president we’ve ever had.

It occurred to me that Obama manages to combine the very worst of Jimmy Carter AND the very worst of Richard Nixon.

How so?

Well, Richard Nixon was corrupt, but he wasn’t incompetent.

Jimmy Carter was incompetent, but he wasn’t corrupt.

Barack Obama is easily every bit as incompetent as Jimmy Carter and easily far more corrupt than Richard Nixon.

As for Carter-level incompetence, all I have to do is say “ObamaCare website.”  Here was THE signature legislative accomplishment of Obama, and we find him to be completely uninvolved, completely ignorant, and completely incapable of reacting and making ANY changes.  The damn website is STILL fundamentally screwed up, with the “back end” nonexistent and all kinds of security issues.

Again and again and again, Obama has fallen back on the same pathetic strategy of essentially pleading ignorance and incompetence.  He was supposed to know, as president, but he was caught off guard by his own admission again and again.

Nixon merely TALKED about using the IRS to target his political enemies; Barack Obama actually DID it.  What we already know about the IRS scandal is that the orders DID come from Washington – contrary to Obama’s repeated lies – and in fact came from AN OBAMA APPOINTEE (one of only two in the entire IRS organization).  We know that the IRS targeted “anti-Obama rhetoric.”  We know that this targeting was preceded by Obama bitterly demonizing the Supreme Court for its Citizens United verdict (because how dare they “open the floodgates” for the same kind of unholy billion-dollar-money that Obama himself had raised for his election when he was the FIRST presidential candidate from either party to refuse the public matching funds program that had been implemented BECAUSE OF NIXON’S CORRUPTION?

Barack Obama has been a more unholy WHORE for money than any of the last FIVE presidents combined.

Obama massively outspent McCain in 2008:

How did Mr. Obama use his massive spending advantage?

He buried Mr. McCain on TV. Nielsen, the audience measurement firm, reports that between June and Election Day, Mr. Obama had a 3-to-2 advantage over Mr. McCain on network TV buys. And Mr. Obama’s edge was likely larger on local cable TV, which Nielsen doesn’t monitor.

A state-by-state analysis confirms the Obama advantage. Mr. Obama outspent Mr. McCain in Indiana nearly 7 to 1, in Virginia by more than 4 to 1, in Ohio by almost 2 to 1 and in North Carolina by nearly 3 to 2. Mr. Obama carried all four states.

Obama outspent Romney in 2012 by a 2-1 margin:

Obama spent $52,006,072 compared to Romney’s $26,230,293. The $52M Obama spent is about $12 million more than it cost to build the Lincoln Memorial and $26 million more than Romney spent.

But this demon-possessed man – the essence of “Democrat” is “DEMOn possessed burueaCRAT” – was rabidly furious that the Supreme Court would allow the Republican Party to be the same kind of whore for money that Obama had been.  And he set about to exploit his own power as the Führer-in-chief to countermand the Supreme Court’s verdict and punish his enemies for exercising rights the Supreme Court of the United States declared they had.

The result was the IRS scandal, in which hundreds of conservative groups were targeted and systematically threatened and harassed into silence.  No liberal groups were damaged, according to the Treasury IG.  I repeat, NO liberal groups.  Versus the 300 who were attacked for being conservative.  And “anti-Obama.”

Punish your enemies and reward your friends,” Obama advised his cockroach army.  That has been his political philosophy throughout his corrupt presidency.

Obama began this dishonest thug practice immediately upon taking office with his massive $862 billion (actually $3.27 TRILLION) “stimulus” that he ultimately admitted wasn’t “shovel-ready” after all as he had dishonestly promised the American people it would be when he sold the lie to them.  Call him “Captain Obvious” for that admission.  It is a sad and cynical fact of history that money overwhelmingly went to blue states and areas that voted for Obama and was denied to red states and areas that voted for McCain as a political club rather than as an economic engine.  Nixon never came anywhere CLOSE to that level of political corruption.

Similarly, eighty percent of ALL the money Obama doled out for “green energy” projects was nothing more than cynical and corrupt payoffs to LIBERALS who supported Obama:

The Solyndra President.  Well, make that the Solyndra-EverGreen-SpectraWatt-First Solar-Solar Trust-Abound Solar-BrightSource-LSP Energy-Ener1-SunPower-Beacon Power-ECOtality-A123-Uni Solar-Azure Dynamics President.  Not to mention all the other now-bankrupt green energy crony-capitalist businesses that have stolen more than $2 billion dollars of the American people’s money.

And few Americans have any idea whatsoever how transparently corrupt Barack Obama is.

Eighty percent of all green energy loans provided by the American people’s stimulus money were given to crony capitalist-fascist Obama donors.  Obama is using the American people’s money as a political slush fund to reward his friends:

A new book by Hoover Institution fellow Peter Schweizer details the startling extent of the cronyism that has pervaded President Obama’s “green jobs” push. According to Schweizer, 4 out of every 5 renewable energy companies backed by the Energy Department was “run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers.”

“Nixonian” doesn’t BEGIN to describe the magnitude of corruption that has been business-as-usual in the Obama White House.

And as we speak, the Obama Department of Justice has been dishonestly targeting LEGITIMATE businesses they don’t like by exploiting a law that allowed them to go after corrupt business (see also here and here):

Back in March 2013, the Obama Administration unveiled Operation Choke Point, a collaborative effort between the Department of Justice, the FDIC, and the Federal Trade Commission aimed at rooting out bad money; think con artists, drug traffickers, and money launderers who have checking accounts. According to a report filed by the Washington Times, however, it appears that Operation Choke Point is now being used to target legitimate gun retailers.

Take for instance the case of Top Gun Firearms Training & Supply, a Miami retailer that just got dropped by BankUnited N.A. last month. Then there’s the case of McMillan Group International, a successful 12-year-old firearms manufacturer from Phoenix that got dropped by Bank of America in 2012. This despite the fact that the company never missed a single payment or bounced a check.

So why is this occurring? The original goal of Operation Choke Point was to closely monitor “high risk” clients. It basically gives the government permission to use a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to request that a bank give up all the info it has on a particular client. Well, it just so happens that the mammoth regulation that is Operation Choke Point is a huge burden. As a result, bankers allegedly feel the need to choke off “high risk” clients to save themselves from any potential hassle.

Imagine the hell that would emerge if a conservative president were similarly dishonestly exploiting a law to attack pro-liberal businesses such as abortion clinics or ObamaCare businesses, etc.  Imagine Bush going after pro-liberal businesses.  If you are a Democrat, you frankly deserve to have your business seized, your home seized, hell, your children taken away as PAYBACK because of what you allowed your Thug-in-Chief to get away with.

This is THE most corrupt presidency America has ever seen, bar NONE.

We saw not only a cover-up, but a cover-up of the cover-up in the Benghazi scandal, where Obama falsely lied to the American people and claimed that he had broken al Qaeda (which we now know is stronger than its ever been and commands more territory than it has ever commanded, contrary to Obama’s dishonest, partisan ideologue lies from hell).

Obama KNEW he was lying:

As President Obama ran to election victory last fall with claims that al Qaeda was “decimated” and “on the run,” his intelligence team was privately offering a different assessment that the terrorist movement was shifting resources and capabilities to emerging spinoff groups in Africa that posed fresh threats to American security.

Top U.S. officials, including the president, were told in the summer and fall of 2012 that the African offshoots were gaining money, lethal knowledge and a mounting determination to strike U.S. and Western interests while keeping in some contact with al Qaeda’s central leadership, said several people directly familiar with the intelligence.

The gulf between the classified briefings and Mr. Obama’s pronouncements on the campaign trail touched off a closed-door debate inside the intelligence community about whether the terrorist group’s demise was being overstated for political reasons, officials told The Washington Times.

And what’s happened since proves the FACT that he materially lied to the American people:

Such that:

Al Qaeda in Iraq’s ranks doubled after the Obama pullout. They have since increased fivefold.

Under Obama, Al Qaeda has not only rebuilt, it has made gains that put it vastly beyond where it was before September 11. All the sacrifices and hard work were undone in a matter of years by Obama.

And:

(CNN) — From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites.

Indeed, al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.

Well, since Obama made his false and despicable lie to the American people in order to get fraudulently re-elected that al Qaeda was “on the run” and “decimated,” al Qaeda just held it’s largest meeting ever – and did so IN BROAD DAYLIGHT to mock a weakened America.

And what did Obama immediately do after cynically lying about national security – THE most sacred thing a president deals with?  He immediately framed ANOTHER lie to cover up his first gross and disgusting lie.  That the pre-planned and coordinated terrorist attack on the Benghazi compound was NOT because of a “broader failure of policy” but rather because of an American citizen who made a Youtube video that somehow caused a “spontaneous uprising” that the administration somehow couldn’t figure out was coming.  Even though it happened on 9/11 and terrorists LOVE anniversaries.

Obama and his entire administration claimed that the talking points they’d sent administration stooge Susan Rice out with had come from the CIA.  But we know that was a LIE:

Rice appeared on five Sunday talk shows two days later and on each show, she falsely claimed that an internet video caused a “spontaneous” demonstration that eventually erupted into the deadly violence in Benghazi.

But that never made sense, because the CIA memo never mentioned anything about a video.

So where did she get that completely erroneous information?

Straight from the Obama White House, that’s where.

Mike Morell – a political hack who proved he is a political hack by working for a Hillary Clinton think tank -

Before Mike Morrell left the CIA, he disclosed to the Wall Street Journal his interest in “advising future presidential campaigns.” Morrell then joined Beacon Global Strategies, a firm founded by Phillippe Reines, who has been described as Hillary Clinton’s  “principal gatekeeper.” Morrell is currently a paid contributor for CBS News.

- was forced to admit that the “Youtube video” claim did NOT come from the CIA analysts (who also admitted had completely ignored ALL the field reports that flooded in):

Why, the letter asks, did “Susan Rice… claim that the attacks on our compounds were caused by a hateful video when Mr. Morell testified that the CIA never mentioned the video as a causal factor and made no reference to the video in any of the multiple versions of the talking points?” (Source: CBS News)

In former Deputy CIA Director Morell’s own words:

“When she talked about the video, my reaction was, that’s not something that the analysts had attributed this attack to.”

Mind you, in pretty much everything else, this dishonest political hack lied like the weasel he is.

We also know that, contrary to the White House’s ocean of lies, yes they WERE TOO the ones who edited the Benghazi talking points for cynical political reasons.

This was WORSE than Watergate because the last I heard, no one was abandoned and left to die horribly during Watergate, versus the first American ambassador since the failed CARTER years to be tortured and murdered along with three heroes who tried to do what Obama refused to do and save their ambassador.

It also shouldn’t therefore surprise you that this “government-as-God” president has spent more borrowed money and thereby risked the bankruptcy of the United States of America than all of America’s presidents COMBINED.  There are a lot of enemies to punish and a lot of friends to reward.  It costs money to be the most corrupt human being who ever lived in all of human history.

Jeremiah Wright – Obama’s “reverend” for 23 years – spoke as a prophet.  He declared, “No, no, no!  NOT God bless America!  God DAMN America!”

We’re seeing a collapse of America in only a few years that is simply mindboggling.  I remember when I first became interested in Bible prophecy in the late 1970s/early 1980s that my biggest “sticking point” was the fact that America was nowhere mentioned in prophecy.  And how could the mightiest nation in the history of the world not be mentioned in the Bible’s description of the very last days?  And now I have the answer: because America is going down and going down HARD.

And this corrupt, incompetent, disgraceful LIAR is at the very heart of that collapse.

God is damning America.  It’s like the Book of Amos, where God declared that in judgment He would destroy one region with savage drought and another with terrifying floods  (and see here and here).

Now read Amos 4:7-8:

“I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.  People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me,” declares the LORD.

There’s nothing new under the sun, the Word of God declares.  Including divine judgment of a nation for the wickedness of the corrupt and incompetent and dishonest and disgraceful king who slanders God and His character in every act he undertakes as president.

Obama just gave a speech on national security that was universally panned as incoherent by the right and by the left as LUDICROUS.  He kept asserting that America had NOT become weaker, stupidly refusing to understand that if you have to say you’re not getting weaker, IT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE GETTING WEAKER.  There is no country on earth that has a better, closer relationship with the United States than when George W. Bush was president; there are NUMEROUS countries that hate us more than ever.  And as you look across the Middle East, such as Syria – where more than 160,000 people are dead and millions displaced along with Obama’s “red line” fiasco – the entire region is in stunning disarray.  Meanwhile Russia and China are either seizing territory as has not happened since Hitler and Stalin and World War II, or they are threatening to do so as their militaries grow more powerful while ours grows weaker.  And the fool actually claimed that our greatest enemy was “climate change.”  When our greatest enemy is a stupid and arrogant commander-in-chief who has made GOD America’s enemy.

I have a feeling I know just how the end will come for America.  Because Obama has recklessly and wickedly and foolishly borrowed so much and devalued the dollar so much, and because he has economically and militarily weakened America so much, it is only a matter of a (probably short) time before America is replaced as the world’s reserve currency.  Already, most of the world’s economic powers are on board to dump the dollar.  When that happens, America won’t be able to print money any more than any other nation is – and we will catastrophically economically implode overnight.  It will be a fitting end to God damn America (see here and here for articles on that).

Realize that when you voted for Obama – and particularly when you voted to actually re-elect him – you voted for the wrath of God on yourselves according to Romans chapter one.  You participated in the holocaust murders of more than fifty-five million innocent human beings and the destruction of marriage and the family in your vote.  You participated in the reckless and demonic devaluation of America’s creditworthiness and military and economic clout that made us a force in the world that could not be bypassed until Obama ruined us.  And as Jeremiah Wright put it, “your chickens have come home to roost.”

Moral Outrage About Liberalism’s Vile ‘Moral Outrage’

May 28, 2014

I came across an all-too typical liberal op-ed from a Harvard professor from the Kentucky School of Government named Moshik Temkin.

The subject in this case was the death penalty.  Basically, Professor Temkin says that Obama ought to once again ignore the constitutional limits on his power and declare as our Führer that the death penalty is immoral and he will not stand for it.  He ends his screed saying:

What abolitionists need to do is call for change to emanate from the very top. The president (whether the current one or a future one) will need to express a principled opposition to the death penalty in terms of the sanctity of human life and dignity.

Here I see some room for guarded optimism. Obama does not need to worry about his political future. This could be the moment for him to take a stand against capital punishment, the way he did on gay marriage. But he will probably not do this on his own; public pressure is the key.

Those of us horrified by the death penalty should not look to the courts or the states. We must look toward our national leaders and demand that they do what is right.

In the print version, the giant bold type face screamed, “Outrage over botched executions isn’t enough.  It’s about a moral stand.”

It’s an interesting thing to consider what the left would do if a right-wing president used the tyrannous dictatorial power the way Obama has to merely impose his law in place of the rule of law.  Basically, liberals are people who shout, “It’s never fascist when WE do it; it’s ALWAYS fascist when you do what wasn’t fascist for us to do!”

And they are morally idiotic enough to actually believe it, which is the truly astounding thing.

I leave my case to a LIBERAL legal scholar who has had more than enough of Obama’s fascism.  What is Jonathon Turley saying about Obama?

I have great trepidation of where we are headed, because we are creating a new system here – something that is not what was designed. We have a rising fourth branch in a system that was tripartite. The center of gravity is shifting and that makes it unstable. And ithin that system, you have the rise of an Uber-Presidency. There could be no greater danger for individual liberty. I really think that the Framers would be horrified by that shift, because everything they dedicated themselves to was creating political balance – and we’ve lost it.”

And:

“…the President is outside the line… we have the most serious Constitutional crisis I view, in my lifetime… this body (Congress) is becoming less and less relevant.”

And:

“The president is using executive power to do things Congress has refused to do, and that does fit a disturbing pattern of expansion of executive power under President Obama. In many ways, President Obama has fulfilled the dream of an imperial presidency that Richard Nixon strived for. On everything from (the Defense of Marriage Act) to the gaming laws, this is a president who is now functioning as a super legislator. He is effectively negating parts of the criminal code because he disagrees with them. That does go beyond the pale.”

Our system of government is intentionally tripartite, with each branch holding certain defined functions delegated to them by the Constitution. The President is charged with executing the laws; the Congress is charged with writing the laws; and the Judiciary is charged with interpreting them.

The Obama Administration, however, has blatantly, repeatedly and defiantly ignored the Constitution’s carefully balanced separation of powers and unilaterally granted itself the extra-constitutional authority to amend the laws and to waive or suspend their enforcement at his dictate.

In place of the checks and balances established by the Constitution, President Obama has proclaimed that “I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer” and that “where [Congress] won’t act, I will.” Throughout the Obama presidency we have seen the same pattern repeated over and over again: President Obama circumvents Congress when he doesn’t get his way.

And fascists like Temkin – a vile hypocrite in that he would be SCREAMING FROTHINGH RABIDITY if a right wing president declared anywhere NEAR similar power for himself – is encouraging him to go farther.

And I am outraged that a documented FASCIST like Moshik Temkin is allowed to hold a position whereby he can pollute the minds of young people with ideas that history has declared to be truly evil.  Fascism is ugly.  It is immoral.  We fought a World War to stop it.  We shouldn’t be forced to have to fight the same war over again.  But fascist progressive liberal secular humanist atheists appear to be ensuring that we will have to.

People like Moshik Temkin yearn for a dictatorship, so long as the dictator is a liberal progressive secular humanist atheist like themselves.  These roaches WELCOME Big Brother as long as they get to choose their Stalinist totalitarian dictator.

I frankly laugh in disgust and contempt at anyone who wants to impose “morality” on a people not through the legislative process, but through the unconstitutional dictate of a tyrant.

On that “secular humanist atheist,” aspect, I quote Temkin as declaring that the death penalty is immoral in terms of “the sanctity of human life and dignity.”

As I read that line, I thought about Isaiah 5:20:

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

I want you to stop and think about what Temkin is asserting: the people who have now murdered well over 55 million innocent human babies in their abortion mills are now asserting that “the sanctity of human life” that they have viciously refused to apply to the most helpless and the most innocent among us – and if you didn’t have your start in your mother’s womb, this doesn’t apply to you – ought to apply to the most depraved torture-rapist-murderers among us.

Let us see what the Bible says about children in the womb, with this being but one example:

For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:13-16).

In 1999, Clayton Lockett – the heroic martyr of liberalism – kidnapped, beat, and shot nineteen-year-old Stephanie Neiman and ordered an accomplice to bury her while she was still breathing. She slowly died after having been buried alive from two wounds from a shotgun fired by Lockett. In 2000, Lockett was convicted of murder, rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping, assault and battery and sentenced to death.

According to progressive liberal secular humanist atheist, this monster deserves to be honored with the recognition of the “sanctity of his life” and his “dignity.”  But you can and should go on exterminating human beings in the womb in a vicious manner that these selfsame self-righteous liberals would be weeping over if we did the same thing to rats.

“A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy,” declares these truly morally stupid and morally evil people.  That is the soul-diseased left talking.

God declared capital punishment in very simple terms:

“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind. — Genesis 9:6

I want you to notice here that God explains that it is precisely BECAUSE of “the dignity of human life” – that results from being made in the image of God and from NOTHING less and nothing ELSE – as the reason why there should be a death penalty.  It comes down to this: when one human being literally takes the power of GOD into his or her own hands to destroy the image of God in another human being, that murderer needs to die in order for the dignity of human life to be honored.  To allow such a murderer to live after that murderer took another human life is to DISHONOR and DISGRACE the image of God and to spit on the memory of the victim(s) of such a monster.

To argue that murderers ought to be spared but helpless innocent babies ought to die horrifying deaths as they are literally torn to pieces while they try to avoid the medical implements that are killing them, burned alive by acid, and ripped apart by suction (see also here), is evil.  And to repeat that evil more than fifty-five million times makes the Nazis look positively humane.

But the thing is that that means absolutely NOTHING to a genuine moral idiot like Moshik Temkin.

No, liberal secular humanists stand in JUDGMENT of God and they have declared Him evil and His ways wicked.  They have placed themselves above God and condemned Him.  And that is why they hate Christians and conservatives who try to live according to the morality God provided in His Word.

Jesus taught in John 15:18-22 (NLT):

“If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first.  The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.  Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted Me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to Me, they would listen to you.  They will do all this to you because of Me, for they have rejected the one who sent Me.  They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.”

Progressive liberal secular humanists hate me and hate my ways because they love evil and because they hated Jesus first.

That is why they have become the official party of the wrath of God according to the divine condemnation of Romans chapter one (see here and here).

Liberalism is a rejection and a replacement of all ten of the Ten Commandments.

Liberalism is the defiant contempt of God and God’s ways and God’s people, nothing more and nothing less.  Liberals are people who kicked God out of America with their contrived “separation of church and state” myth that is NOT found in our Constitution but IS found in the Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  And having exorcised God much the way Jesus exorcised demons and banished God in the name of “secularism,” they rapidly moved in to replace God with their totalitarian State that abrogated all of the divine prerogatives of God unto themselves.

Communism is State atheism.  And it is therefore no surprise that progressive liberal secular humanists would embrace the essence of Communist theory: The dictatorship by the proletariat embodied in their leader will bring about a Utopia.  And I still hear the Satan that is Obama shouting, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek” while his followers worshiped him like a god.  I still think of Obama actually saying that as a result of his presidency, “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.”  I still remember liberals literally teaching their own children – along with as many OTHER people’s children as they could – to worship Obama in songs to their deity.  I wanted to puke.  But liberals are a stupid enough, depraved enough, leader-worshiping enough bunch of moral idiots to fall on their knees before this pseudo-messiah.

You show me doing any of that crap with Bush.  By a wide margin over the 2nd place Abraham Lincoln, Americans say that Ronald Reagan was our greatest president.  But even with Reagan, conservatives never worshiped the man the way liberals have worshiped Obama even as Reagan led America upward versus Obama who has led this nation downward and further downward.  Liberals are quintessentially FASCIST; they YEARN for a Führer.  They’ve basically found one in Obama – and they want him to keep moving his Führership forward to the next level and then the next one after that.

It is and always has been the LEFT that 1) purges God from society and 2) establishes a cult of personality for its leaders.  Something must fill the vacuum when God is removed.  And leftists fill that vacuum with the State as epitomized in their current Stalin, their Obama.

In progressive liberal secular humanism, just as in Stalinsim, we have an ideology that suggests society would be better if it could be purified.  Stalin purged “kulaks” by the millions.  HE alone got to define what or who a “kulak” was.  Just being so labeled pretty much meant you were finished.  And now we’re seeing JUST ALL OVER THE LEFT that the same fascist murderous heart that beat in Hitler and in Stalin beats in the liberal progressive as well.  A modern “kulak” today in America is pretty much anybody that says or does anything progressive liberal secular humanists don’t like.  And they will come after their “kulaks” with a rabid hate that is astounding because the very same people endlessly talk about how “tolerant” they are at the same time they’re dumping hate on you for disagreeing with them:

Howard Dean, who is still alive, told attendees at a fundraiser for a Democratic congressional hopeful that Republicans “are not American” and would “be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia.” He also screamed that GOP supporters should “stay away from our country.”

Dean, a former Vermont governor, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and a 2004 presidential candidate, made the statements last week in a fit of zeal as he was speaking in support of Colorado 6th Congressional District candidate Andrew Romanoff.

“This is a Republican party that has decided they like power so much that they think it’s okay to win by taking away the right to vote,” Dean told the gathered assembly of 750 people at Dora’s Mexican Restaurant in Aurora, Colo.

“They are not American,” he bellowed. “They could be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia but stay away from our country. This is based on the right to vote.”

Amusingly, Dean then lectured Republicans on tolerance and love:

“We have had enough of the extreme right wing,” Dean continued. “We have had enough of the politics of anger, we have had enough of the politics of hate, we have had enough of the politics of division,” Dean told the estimated 750 in attendance at Dora’s Mexican Restaurant.

You’d think their skulls would explode trying to contain all the massive contradictions, but not progressive liberals; their very ideology is pathological hypocrisy.  And so what they say versus what they do and how they demonize others for doing a fraction of the evils they do is an intrinsic part of liberalism.  Such that if you removed the hypocrisy from a liberal he or she would utterly dematerialize never to be seen again.

Progressive liberals say they’re like Jesus because they want socialism to care for the poor.  No.  You’re NOT like Jesus because Jesus never taught socialism: when the disciples came to Jesus and told Him that there were 5,000 men (probably on the order of 15,000 people altogether), Jesus did NOT say to call Herod or Pilate and urge them to begin a government welfare program; He said “YOU feed them.”  The ONLY places that talk about big government in the Bible, such as 1 Samuel chapter 8, CONDEMN IT.  No, you’re not like Jesus for wanting socialism, liberal; you’re like Hitler and Stalin.  You’re like Hamas and Hezbollah and other terrorist groups with supposed programs to care for the poor.  And oh, yes, you really are like them.

Jesus very definitely found nothing of Himself in a liberal system by which one group forcibly seizes the wealth of another group and then gives that money not to the poor but to a totalitarian State that endlessly promises to help the poor but which year after year and decade after decade pisses away more than a half a billion dollars every single day.

If you think that Jesus believed in homosexual marriage, you’re beyond morally idiotic and you’re just plain evil.  Jesus taught that He had come to fulfill ever single jot and tittle of the lawwhich very definitely called homosexuality an “abomination” and “a detestable act.”  And Jesus commissioned the New Testament, which very clearly condemns homosexuality every bit as forcefully as does the Old Testament that Jesus lived and breathed.

For the record, one of the things Jesus lived and breathed and said He came not to abolish but to fulfill was the commandment concerning the death penalty for murderers.  That’s there, too, you know.

I read through articles in which people actually try to argue that the Bible doesn’t condemn homosexuality and simply marvel at the determination to self-deceive and to deceive as many others as possible.  Paul spoke of these minds that “profess themselves to be wise, but become fools” (Romans 1:22) as “always learning, but never coming to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7).

You’re definitely not like Jesus when it comes to children; Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto Me.”  In the entirety of the Bible and the biblical worldview, children were (and are) a sign of blessing from God.  But YOU say, “we define fifty-five million dead children as ‘a good start.'”

I recently wrote an article titled, Evolution Vs. The 10 Commandments: And The Winner Is…?.”   Secular humanists routinely and constantly mock and slander “Christian morality,” but I’ll take that over “Darwinian morality” every day of the year given the catastrophic consequences of embracing the “morality” of the left.  One moral system is timeless and based on God; the other continually evolves at the whim of a group of people who crave for themselves the place of God.

If there is no God, there IS no “morality.” We should act like the beasts we are. But what these people are truly looking for is to stand in the place of God over the human race (which they are strangely part of even as they view themselves as inherently superior over it) and impose THEIR vision, THEIR stamp, on the human race. We shouldn’t do what GOD says, we should do what Barack Obama says.

Such a person’s “moral outrage” is itself morally outrageous.

 

 

 

Obama’s Easy-To-Follow Recipe For Ducking Responsibility (All You Need Are These Ingredients Plus A Dishonest Media)

May 28, 2014

Over and over again now, we have watched Barack Obama’s response to scandal after scandal.  There have been DOZENS of scandals, but the same simple recipe has been followed each time.

Here is the recipe so you can avoid all personal responsibility for yourself with your family, co-workers and friends:

1) Say you didn’t know about it.  You just found out when the rest of us did reading the news reports (backup link here).

Say things like:

 ”I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.”

Instruct your media spinner to say:

Let me just be clear.  We don’t have any independent knowledge of that.  He found out about the news reports yesterday on the road.”

We learned about them through the reports.”

Just keep denying knowledge and using the same excuse: Obama is merely a bystander who just happened to stumble onto outrageous conduct.  He didn’t know, he couldn’t have known.  We’re trying to make the government bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger, but you can’t blame us for scandals because the government is already far too big to control.

Keep in mind that Obama can NEVER say, “Of course I knew what was going on!  I’m the damned PRESIDENT, aren’t I?  It’s my damn JOB to know what’s going on!” because the next obvious question would be, “Well, sir, why the hell didn’t you do anything about it?”  And Obama would just be left twisting in the wind in any honest attempt to hold him accountable.  He HAS to plead gross incompetence and ignorance in order to avoid criminal corruption.  While the fact remains that Obama is of course incredibly incompetent AND incredibly dishonest and corrupt.

2) Express outrage that this scandal (that you didn’t know about so it clearly wasn’t your fault) happened.  Say some variant of you want to find out “whose ass to kick.”

3) Have a department completely under your control initiate an “investigation” that will inevitably and invariably drag on and on with nothing actually being done and which has no consequences.

4) Instruct everyone under you that they can’t comment about the scandal until after the investigation has been completed.

5) Stonewall any outside investigation at absolutely every turn.  Openly mock these investigation by publicly demonizing them as “partisan witchhunts” and by either withholding documents or by redacting them to the point where no one can possibly learn anything even if they get to see themThreaten or withhold any relevant witnesses from testifying.

6) At some point, start declaring that the scandal is either “old news” or a partisan Republican attack.

7) Repeat ad nauseam.

Obama’s VA scandal will increasingly explode as the IG report confirms the worst charges in the Phoenix VA facility.  But understand that Obama has allowed this scandal to fester for YEARS when WE KNOW HE KNEW ABOUT IT BASED ON HIS OWN PRIOR STATEMENTS.  And now that the scandal has been dragging on for week after week, what do we see?  The same faux “outrage,” the same useless foot-dragging, the same nothing that has been THE quintessential Obama response to EVERY scandal.

If the mainstream media had covered Obama with the same intensity and tenacity that they employed against George W. Bush, Obama would have long-since either resigned or been impeached with the help of his own desperate party.

Remember The Ginned Up Outrage Over Valerie Plame (A Virginia DESK JOCKEY)? Obama Just Outed The CIA’s Top Secret Station Chief!

May 27, 2014

I still remember the shock, the horror of the Valerie Plame “outing.”  You’d have thought that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney had finally degenerated even the depths of Lucifer himself in their sheer moral evil.

The story, as the left breathlessly told it, was that George Bush sent his attack dog Dick Cheney to destroy a petty diplomatic official named Joseph Wilson because this courageous man had the courage to stand up against Bush’s claims of WMD.  And so Cheney used his wife’s career to accomplish his agenda.

Cheney’s chief of staff was convicted in THE most liberal district in America for being a Republican.  HE didn’t have ANYTHING to do with outing Valerie Plame, however.

Only it turned out to be a complete load of crap.  Among other things, Valerie Plame wasn’t even a true “spy” at the time her “secret identity” was outed; she was working at a desk in Virginia.  Pretty safely, too, in spite of way she tried to transform herself into some kind of heroine-martyr for the sake of liberalism.

The left wanted to make a movie out of Valerie Plame’s life.  Until they realized that her life as she and her husband had dishonestly claimed it was was an even bigger fiction than any MOVIE could have been.

We ultimately find out that there is legitimate reason to doubt that Plame was ever a “covert agent,” and that several years of history now proves that she was a DESK JOCKEY rather than a field agent who was ever in any danger.

It wasn’t Dick Cheney who outed Valerie Plame, contrary to the liberal theology; it was a JOURNALIST named Robert Novak.  Furthermore, it came from somebody who

But in fact it was Joe Wilson HIMSELF who “outed” his wife.  He had basically blabbed all over Washington to anyone who would listen to him because he was trying to exploit his wife’s career to give his own sagging prospects a leg up.

Anyway, what you have to take away from this is that it is a very, very bad thing to out a secret agent and risk that agent’s life.  And anyone who does it ought to go to prison and have the key thrown away.

Unless a damned DEMOCRAT does it.  THEN it’s fine:

White House mistakenly leaks name of top spy in Afghanistan
Christian Today ^ | 26 May 2014 | Brownie Marie
Posted on ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎54‎:‎48‎ ‎PM by xzins

The White House mistakenly leaked the name of one of their top spies to nearly 6,000 journalists on Sunday.

The CIA officer’s name was included on a press tip sheet that was given to the White House’s pool reporter, who then forwarded the list to the entire press pool—about 6,000 email addresses.

The list contained the names of 15 people President Obama was scheduled to meet with during a visit to Bagram Airfield, a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Mistakenly included was the name of the top U.S. spy in Kabul, identified on the list as the “Chief of Station.”

Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Scott Wilson has been identified as the person who filed the pool report, although he told the Post that he copied the list from a White House press email.

A revised list with the spy’s name removed was quickly distributed to the press pool, and White House officials asked the media outlets not to publish the officer’s name for fear of harm to the officer and his family. It is unclear whether the officer will remain in Afghanistan.

The incident marks the fourth chief of station to have his identity leaked in recent years. Two CIA station chiefs in Pakistan were outed by the Pakistani media in 2011 in retaliation for U.S. raids in the area. Last year, another station chief in Pakistan was exposed by a Pakistani political party in protest of U.S. drone strikes.

Relations between the U.S., Pakistan, and Afghanistan have been increasingly strained following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the death of Osama bin Laden. The Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

The relationship between the countries was compared to a bad marriage by Cameron Munter, the U.S. ambassador in Pakistan.

“There is a certain amount of resilience built into the relationship, and I don’t think it’s going to collapse,” he told NBC News after the November 2013 station chief leak.

“I just think it’s going to be difficult. It’s going to be like a bad marriage that continues.”

We don’t need enemies like Pakistan; hell, we’ve got FRIENDS like Obama to do our enemies’ dirty work for us!

For the record, I’ve seen this agent’s name and even his picture flashed on the news.  Basically, Obama betrayed his identity to 6,000 people whose job is literally to betray secrets and then asked them to be hush-hush.  Not going to happen.

Now, to whatever extent that it WASN’T Joe Wilson who VERY DELIBERATELY leaked the former identity of his wife, it was without any question basically an “accident” on the part of the Bush administration.  Richard Armitage had virtually nothing to do with anything “White House.”

But in any event, unless liberals are demon-possessed hypocrites, the left ought to be howling mad at Obama and heads ought to roll and people ought to go to prison.  I want to see the Scooter Libby treatment for the person who betrayed this agent whose compromise makes the “Valerie Plame incident” look like a kindergartner telling on another kindergartner who stole somebody’s cookie.

But of course, liberals ARE demon-possessed hypocrites.  So never mind.  But just let this little walk down memory lane remind you of how rabid Democrats and the mainstream media were when Bush was president versus how determined they are to ensure Obama gets away with scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal.

Anyway, while Valerie Plame had ALREADY HAD her secret agent career and was safely working behind a desk in a secure building in America, the poor bastard Obama just outed was still very secret indeed and was living in Afghanistan – where we kind of needed him to be.  Now his life is at risk, his wife and children’s lives are at risk, and oh, well, oopsie.

Liberalism means never having to be treated like Bush.  No matter how much worse than Bush you are.

Hollywood Liberal, When It Comes To Health Care, Thy Name Is HYPOCRITE

May 27, 2014

Just by way of introducing this topic, it’s not like it ought to be any kind of a secret that being a “Hollywood liberal” is numerically equivalent with being a “total hypocrite.”  This kind of crap has been a documented FACT for years now when it comes to liberals demonizing everybody else for wanting to pay lower taxes even as they whine for the same tax breaks for themselves that they love to deny to everybody else.

But you need to realize that it turns out that the hypocrisy of Hollywood liberals is all-pervasive and all-encompassing.  Like the doctrine of human sin under Calvinist theology, hypocrisy extends into and corrupts every single aspect of the liberals’ being.

I published another example of the pure, unadulterated hypocrisy that is pathological in Hollywood liberals yesterday.  And while we’ve got a terrible drought on the leftist coast of God damn America, it is nevertheless raining hypocrites here.  In Hollywood, there are a tsunamis’ worth of them.

I came across this one-sided presentation of the wonders of ObamaCare in the Los Angeles Times and immediately saw that the “journalist” who “reported” on this story pathologically refused to consider the ramifications of what she was writing.

But consider: given that liberals LOVE to attack whole industries for not paying their workers enough, blah-blah-blah, look who ALSO hasn’t been paying their damn workers anywhere NEAR enough (before we deal with just what “big” beneficiaries of ObamaCare actually are getting).

We’re told in the article below:

More than most people, workers in the area’s vast entertainment industry are poised to benefit from the federal health law…

And do you know why that is?  Think of it from the perspective that the liberals love to demonize everybody else over.  Here, I’ll help:

“When people think Hollywood, they think George Clooney and Meryl Streep, but that’s not the average person in this town,” said Dan Kitowski, director of health services for the western region of the Actors Fund, a national nonprofit that does Affordable Care Act outreach.

Yeah, that’s right.  Liberals are always out there demonizing CEOs and saying conservatives are EVIL because they think the people at the top should make more money than the people on the bottom.  But that is only because, being liberals, these people are pure, rabid hypocrites who WILL NOT consider the log in their own facelift-surgery-widened eyes.

Liberal, thy name is hypocrite.

Actors, musicians are big beneficiaries of Obamacare
By Soumya Karlamangla
May 22, 2014, 4:28 PM

In 2011, actress Lynda Berg didn’t make enough money to qualify for health insurance through her union. And, on her own, she had trouble finding a plan she could afford because she’s a survivor of breast cancer, considered a preexisting condition..

The uncertainty of not having a health plan was stressful and at times expensive, she recalls. A few years ago she fell and broke her hand and elbow and ended up paying $4,000 for her medical care.

But all that has changed for Berg, 59. In March, she went online, signed up for a policy through Covered California, the state’s new health insurance marketplace set up under the Affordable Care Act, and now is getting medical care.

More than most people, workers in the area’s vast entertainment industry are poised to benefit from the federal health law. But as the new law takes hold, the massive overhaul has also stirred up considerable confusion and anxiety over how to navigate a host of new healthcare options.

For decades, artists have flocked to the state, and many have just scraped by while trying to get their big break. According to a study from the National Endowment for the Arts, California has the highest number of artists in the nation.

The same study found that more than 30% of artists are self-employed compared with 10% in the general population, and rates of uninsured are typically higher among the self-employed than others.

In the industry, actors and other movie workers typically get insurance through their unions. But many say they don’t get enough hours or steady work as actors to meet the income requirements to apply.

For instance, according to data from SAG-AFTRA, the country’s largest union for actors, broadcasters and recording artists, only about 15% of members qualify for health insurance through the union.

“When people think Hollywood, they think George Clooney and Meryl Streep, but that’s not the average person in this town,” said Dan Kitowski, director of health services for the western region of the Actors Fund, a national nonprofit that does Affordable Care Act outreach.

The federal law that went into full effect this year made it easier for people to buy health insurance on their own because coverage is guaranteed regardless of preexisting health conditions, and subsidies are available to make premiums more affordable.

That creates a new range of options for people who are self-employed or who may have held on to a job they didn’t like just for the benefits, said Laura Baker, a senior health and benefits consultant for consulting firm Mercer in Los Angeles. One Harvard study estimated that 11 million Americans were stuck in so-called “job lock” — not able to leave their jobs for fear of losing their health benefits.

“It’s certainly a whole new world for some,” Baker said.

Actress Berg, who lives in Beverlywood, now pays a premium of $145 a month for her Blue Shield of California plan. She’s using her coverage to get prescriptions for $5 a month that she was paying more than $100 to fill before. She plans to head to the doctor’s office soon for a checkup she’s been putting off.

“It’s a tremendous blessing to actors and anyone who doesn’t have insurance,” she said. “Even if you get a plan with a large deductible, at least you have that safety net … and you’re not in debt for the next seven years.”

At a recent workshop at the Actors Fund’s Los Angeles office, actors and artists tried to sort through their new choices.

In a room with a mural of the Hollywood sign on one wall, they asked questions specific to their unpredictable lifestyles: Can they find doctors when they’re on tour? Are specialists, such as throat doctors for singers, covered? Can they dip in and out of union health coverage, or change plans as their income shifts from job to job?

Jorge Bermudez, a percussionist who lives in Baldwin Park, asked what would happen if he couldn’t pay his premium one month. He jumps from gig to gig, and he’s afraid he’ll lose his coverage if he falls behind for a few weeks. He hasn’t had health insurance since he and his wife got divorced several years ago, and he hasn’t been able to get a much-needed hearing aid.

In the past, fluctuating incomes have meant that many artists such as Bermudez, not able to afford their own health plans, have simply gone without when their union insurance or other options lapsed. But now, many can afford individual plans, and are starting to put them to use.

Thousands of Angelenos like Berg signed up for a health plan during Obamacare open enrollment this year. Los Angeles County led the state in sign-ups, with more than 400,000 enrolling through the state exchange. The county made up almost 30% of the statewide total of 1.4 million.

Obamacare open enrollment ended in March, but people who lose their jobs — or get married, have a baby, move or have any other serious change of circumstance — can sign up for a plan year-round. Open enrollment begins again in November.

Krista Madsen, senior vice president of MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Grammys that provides health services to musicians, said that historically, more than 75% of their clients report being uninsured. Not having health insurance has long been part of the life of an artist, even though health problems can have a particularly debilitating effect on artists’ careers.

“If you think about your body as your tool of trade,” Madsen said, “it’s a bigger deal if you have a problem with your vocal cords or with your hearing.”

First of all, the tone of the article is this: Obama destroyed YOUR health care so that Hollywood hypocrite liberals could have their health care.  Average Californians’ health insurance rates will DOUBLE so that Hollywood liberals can have their Obama plans.

Average households are getting utterly screwed so that these Hollywood liberal turds can finally have what their hypocrite and union elites have hypocritically refused to give their workers while they self-righteously demonized everybody else for not being quite as evil as THEY have been.  You see that in this article: actors and musicians are among the MOST LIKELY OF ALL WORKERS NOT TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.  But hey, I’m a liberal, so let’s go over and scream at Wal-Mart for being better than WE are instead.

I read through this and did not see one single criticism of ObamaCare.  Even though there are ALL KINDS of criticism about this damn law even in uberleftist California.

It is a vastly different thing to have “health insurance” and to have “health care” when your “health insurance” is in such a limited network that you can’t see a doctor and you definitely can’t see a specialist.

Just the other day in the very same paper as this “news article” appeared praising ObamaCare for saving liberal actors and musicians, I saw this one about what you “win” when you “win” your ObamaCare:

Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor’s offices
Many consumers faced hurdles signing up for Covered California health plans. Now they’re having trouble finding in-network doctors
February 04, 2014|By Chad Terhune

After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor’s office.

A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business.

Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by surprise many patients — and even doctors — as frustrations mount.

Aliso Viejo resident Danielle Nelson said Anthem Blue Cross promised half a dozen times that her oncologists would be covered under her new policy. She was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and discovered a suspicious lump near her jaw in early January.

But when she went to her oncologist’s office, she promptly encountered a bright orange sign saying that Covered California plans are not accepted.

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.”

To hold down premiums under the healthcare law, major insurers have sharply cut the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state’s new health insurance market.

Now those limited options are becoming clearer, and California officials say they are receiving more consumer complaints about access to medical providers. State lawmakers are also moving swiftly to ease some of the problems that have arisen.

“It’s a little early for anyone to know how widespread and deep this problem is,” said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. “There are a lot of economic incentives for health insurers to narrow their networks, but if they go too far, people won’t have access to care. Network adequacy will be a big issue in 2014.”

The latest travails come at a crucial time during the rollout of Obama’s signature law. Government exchanges and other supporters of the healthcare law are trying to boost enrollment, particularly among young and healthy people, ahead of a March 31 deadline.

Of course, complaints about outdated provider lists and delays in getting a doctor’s appointment were common long before the healthcare law was enacted. But some experts worry the influx of newly insured patients and the cost-cutting strategies of health plans may further strain the system.

Maria Berumen, a tax preparer in Downey, was uninsured for years because of preexisting conditions. The 53-year-old was thrilled to find coverage for herself and her husband for $148 a month after qualifying for a big government subsidy.

She jumped at the chance in early January to visit a primary-care doctor for long-running numbness in her arm and shoulder as a result of bone spurs on her spine. The doctor referred her to a specialist, and problems ensued. At least four doctors wouldn’t accept her health plan — even though the state exchange website and her insurer, Health Net Inc., list them as part of her HMO network.

“It’s a phantom network,” Berumen said.

It was no surprise to her family doctor, Ragaa Iskarous. She has run into this problem repeatedly with other patients in the last month, the doctor said. “This is really driving us crazy.”

Berumen said she was seen by a neurosurgeon Thursday — after state regulators intervened on her behalf.

Insurers say they are working hard to resolve customers’ problems as they arise, and they continue to add physicians to augment certain geographic areas and medical specialties.

“Any huge implementation like this comes with a lot of moving parts,” said Health Net spokesman Brad Kieffer. “There is a learning curve for everyone, and we expect as time goes on these issues should dissipate.”

Looking to head off potential problems, government regulators and patient advocates are pushing for tougher rules to ensure health plans provide timely access to care.

Last week, the California Assembly approved legislation enabling people who lost coverage because of the overhaul to keep seeing their doctors if they’re pregnant or undergoing treatment for cancer or other conditions.

Nelson, the cancer patient in Orange County, and her family lost their previous coverage when Aetna stopped selling individual policies in the state last year. After numerous complaints to her new insurer, Anthem, and to public officials, the company said it would cover visits to her current oncologist through March 31.

Nelson said such a temporary extension doesn’t solve the problem, and as a result, she’s rushing to check out other policies for herself before open enrollment closes in March.

A spokesman for Anthem said the company “continually works to update its provider directories to ensure accuracy” and helps customers with these issues on a case-by-case basis.

You’ve got “insurance,” thanks to Obama.

What you DON’T have and now will NEVER have is “health care.”

Because even in a state like California that liberals are praising because everything there is working “better” than most of the other states that are a complete unmitigated disaster, the system is broken and will now necessarily fall completely apart.

And because liberals got what they wanted (genuine evil, as usual), you can count on the FACT that you are going to now have to pay more and more and more to get less and less and less:

O-Care premiums to skyrocket
By Elise Viebeck – 03/19/14 06:00 AM EDT

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration.

The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015.

The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector. She told lawmakers rates would increase in 2015 but grow more slowly than in the past.

“The increases are far less significant than what they were prior to the Affordable Care Act,” the secretary said in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee.

Her comment baffled insurance officials, who said it runs counter to the industry’s consensus about next year.

“It’s pretty shortsighted because I think everybody knows that the way the exchange has rolled out … is going to lead to higher costs,” said one senior insurance executive who requested anonymity.

The insurance official, who hails from a populous swing state, said his company expects to triple its rates next year on the ObamaCare exchange. {…}

You can find out more about the sky-high rate increases here.  I wouldn’t want to count on the Los Angeles Times.  To the extent they ever bother to actually report the truth at all, it is usually immediately swallowed up by a dozen propaganda articles that try to pump Kool Aid into your brain rather than facts.

Liberals are liars, pure and simple.  They are evil people with an evil and frankly demonic agenda.  That is what you get when you turn over “health care” to the demonic political party that has murdered more than fifty-five million innocent human beings since 1973 in their abortion mills before making the worship of homosexual sodomy mandatory.

But hey, the little people of Hollywood – you know, the tiny, little cockroaches of liberalism – have their “health insurance” now after having had it denied to them for decades by the same liberal progressive Hollywood tycoons who for years and years have arrogantly and self-righteously demonized the rest of us.  So praise false Messiah Obama for that, at least.

 

Loving Liberalism And Hating America Are One And The Same: Hypocrite Hollywood Liberals Caught In Act Trying To Keep America From Energy Independence

May 26, 2014

Liberalism is TREASON.  Liberals are HYPOCRITES and TRAITORS.  Pure and simple:

James O’Keefe Dupes Hollywood with Fake Anti-Fracking Film
by Charlie Spiering  20 May 2014

Undercover journalist James O’Keefe released his latest video featuring a sting operation to expose Hollywood environmentalists.

The video features an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posing as “Muhammad,” a member of a Middle Eastern oil family, offering $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. He was joined by a second undercover activist posing as an ad executive.

O’Keefe entraps actor Ed Begley Jr., actress Mariel Hemingway, and director Josh Tickell, who agree to the film while promising to hide the source of the funds.

The undercover activist tells the group that “if Washington, D.C., continues fracking, America will be energy-efficient, and then they won’t need my oil anymore.”

In a phone call to Tickell, the “ad executive” states, “My client’s interest is to end American energy independence; your interest is to end fracking. And you guys understand that?”

Tickell’s response: “Correct. Yes, super clear.”

The environmental team even submitted a video of Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo offering his unwavering support for the fictitious anti-fracking film project.

Tickell is a Sundance Film Festival Winner and the director of environmental message movies Fuel, The Big Fix, and PUMP.

Watch the full video below:

When as a liberal you are willing to take money from the biggest oil cockroaches in the world, you are a hypocrite.   Liberals Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh Tickell aren’t merely eager to take money from “Big Oil,” but the BIGGEST “Big Oil” tycoons of all.  And in the video they understand that it would be in the best interest of everyone concerned to be quiet about just who they’re taking their money from.  “It stays at this table,” Hemingway says.

When as a liberal your interests are identical with the interest of a man who fears “American energy independence” and fears that Americans “won’t need my oil anymore,” you are a TRAITOR.

When you literally hear the anti-American scumbag say it and you are on the same page with him, you are guilty of TREASON.

Barack Obama and the Democrat Party fear what our Muslim masters in the Middle East fear: that America – if not for the treason of Obama and the traitorous Democrat Party – could become energy-independent.

And they’re doing everything they can to keep that from happening.

Liberals are evil people.  Period.  End of story.  If you are a Democrat, one day soon you will be worshiping the Antichrist and taking his mark.  It’s just who you are.

Mariel Hemingway is complaining that O’Keefe is evil because he went undercover to get the truth.  She suggests that had O’Keefe just asked to sit down with her and asked her, “So, Mariel, are liberals hypocrites who would take money from giant Arab oil families in order to sabotage America’s energy self-sufficiency and keep the American people enslaved forever, is that right?” she would have laughed and said, “Of course we are.”

O’Keefe went undercover for the same reason that the FBI go undercover to bring down the mobs.  Because that’s the only way to get the truth out of pathologically dishonest people like mobster thugs and Hollywood roaches.

A Warning To The Republican Party Establishment RE: Trying To Force ‘Moderates’ On Conservatives

May 24, 2014

As a California conservative, politics are almost invariably less than “happy.”

A conservative trying to be happy in the People’s Republic of California is rather like like trying to be “Happy” in Iran; we just don’t get to be.

Even when the people vote our way, some fascist liberal judge dictates that the will of the people WILL NOT be respected.  As an example, TWICE now, with Proposition 22 and again with Proposition 8, a judge has overturned the clear will of the people and acted like an ayatollah.  Progressive liberal activists exploited the donor lists as well as their own innate fascism to pursue a vendetta of political thuggery against Prop 8 donors.  And of course we just saw that hard-core leftist fascism demonstrated again when a CEO who had helped build a major company was destroyed because he foolishly thought he had a right to donate to political issues that he believed in (and see here).

So, yeah, as a California conservative, I know that things will rarely ever work out the way I want them to.

And therefore, I’m willing – eager even – to compromise if I can at least have some of my core priorities maintained.

But that won’t happen in California.  Or California would stop being California, wouldn’t it?

We’ve got our primaries coming up and there are two candidates for governor on the ballot to oppose Democrat Jerry Brown in November.

One of them is – by most media accounts – a rabid nutjob who is a racist, who hates immigrants and who has an unnatural love of gunsThe other one is a “moderate” who celebrates homosexual marriage and the right of women to kill their babies with those children’s fathers being denied any rights to their children whatsoever.

Turnout in June is expected to be far older, more white and more conservative than the overall California electorate, posing additional challenges for moderate candidates like Kashkari, who supports gay marriage and abortion rights.

Concern over Donnelly’s emergence prompted businessman Bill Bloomfield to put $142,000 into an independent expenditure campaign for Kashkari. Bloomfield quit the GOP in 2011 over what he saw as extremist views.

So do I vote for the whackjob conservative or the baby-murdering sodomite worshiper?  Decisions, decisions.

I’m not a fan of Donnelly.  I think he’s an inferior candidate at best.  But at least I don’t have to participate in two of the most grievous sins in order to vote for the guy.

It’s not exactly a happy pace to be.  So Iran doesn’t have to worry about my “Happy” video.  There will be no Snoopy dancing for conservatives in California.

Do you know why California is going to have a truly disastrous “wrath of God” style earthquake soon?  Because it will deserve it.  We’re already experiencing the wrath of God in the form of devastating drought.

Let me tell you who I am going to vote for in the primary, California Republican Party.  I’m going to vote for the guy who ISN’T a baby-murdering sodomite worshiper.

There are a lot of hills that as a conservative I’m not willing to die on.  I’m willing, for instance, to support a candidate who favors immigration policies that I would rather not see implemented.  Because I would just like to have somebody who represents me at least a little bit on the issues I most care about.

But I will NOT violate my conscience.

I am NOT going to add my name to the list of people who are directly, personally responsible for the murder of more than 55 million innocent human beings since 1973.  I’m just not.

I am NOT going to add my name to the list of people who are defying God to impose His wrath according to Romans Chapter One.  I’m just not.

That is why I am NOT going to cast my vote for Neel Kashkari.  I am not going to vote for him now in the primary and I am not going to vote for him if he is the candidate in November.  I am not going to be put in a position where I am saying, “Hmm.  This baby-murdering sodomite worshiper isn’t quite as bad as this baby-murdering sodomite worshiper.”

I’ve been amazed at Neel Kashkari’s ads.  He keeps calling himself a “conservative.”  Like that means ANYTHING when a guy like him is saying it.  And his ads keep announcing “I’m not a politician.”  Nope – you are just desperate to BECOME one.  But you’ve already sold your soul.

I understand that Donnelly doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning.  Because California has BECOME hell and will soon surely burn in hell due to it’s wrath-of-God drought as it collapses into the ocean due to its wrath-of-God earthquake.

The funny thing is that in spite of ALL the big money going to Kashkari, Donnelly is STILL well ahead of the leftist “moderate” RINO in the polls.  So it doesn’t look like Kashkari has much of a chance of winning, either, does it?

I’m just writing this to the so-called “moderates” who want to expand the Republican Party base.  There are issues you can “expand” on and there are issues you can’t and hope to keep voters like me WHO CAN BE COUNTED UPON TO GO OUT AND VOTE.  The Republican Party platform very clearly states that the Republican Party is pro-life – which means anti-abortion – and pro-marriage – which means anti-homosexual marriage.  Don’t betray the foundation of the party to “reach out” to people who will ultimately end up voting for the other side, anyway.

Abortion and the perversion of marriage are my two hills to die on.  And that is going to remain true even as I watch the American people and the people of California become increasingly wicked in these last days just as the Bible warned me would happen.

DO NOT THINK THAT I (OR CONSERVATIVES LIKE ME) WILL BE WILLING TO PUT ASIDE MY CONSCIENCE IN ORDER TO SUPPORT SOMEBODY JUST BECAUSE THERE IS AN ‘R’ IN PARENTHESES AFTER HIS OR HER NAME.  THAT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN.

If Neel Kashari wins, I will leave my ballot blank for governor.  And that’s a promise from a guy who truly is NOT a politician.

 

Who Are The ‘X-Men’ And Who Are The Evil Mutants? Racial Demagoguery Exposed.

May 23, 2014

I’m at my gym, peddling away on the exercise bike (one of my realizations while riding the exercise bike is that “Maybe I don’t know why the caged bird sings; but I sure know why the hamster runs on his little hamster wheel”) while looking at a bank of eight televisions.  My favorite Fox News program is on – Megyn Kelly’s new show – but it’s a commercial.  So I look around at the other televisions and notice that “X-Men: the Last Stand” is playing on the FX channel on one of the other TVs.

I saw one scene, but it was THE scene to see to frame a very important point regarding racism and discrimination.

In the movie, there is absolutely zero question as to who the good guys are and who the bad guys are.  The good guys are the X-Men, led by Charles Xavier.  Charles, like all mutants, has suffered discrimination and hostility as a result of his powers, but he fights for true justice, for human dignity, for the human spirit.  And he has assembled a group of young mutants to help him in his noble cause.  Whereas Magneto, an embittered mutant, consumed by hate and the desire for not justice but vengeance, leads a massive army of evil mutants in a fight to dominate the human race.

In the scene I started to view, Magneto had assembled hundreds  or even thousands of evil mutants to attack a prison – which turns out to be Alcatraz – to free key evil mutant allies.  The X-Men and a few human prison guards stand on the other side in a struggle to keep evil behind bars where it belongs.

So you’ve got thousands of evil mutants on one side and five good mutants on the other side.

And Magneto, surveying the scene, mutters of the four good mutants, “Traitors to their own cause.”

There is absolutely no question that the creators of the X-Men intended “mutants” to be a metaphor for race.

And given the fact that we have the exact same situation today: with a giant group of minorities on the one side standing for preferential treatment based on race and a very small group of minorities on the other side standing up for human dignity and the human spirit while the leaders of the larger group denounce as “race traitors” the members of the smaller group, well, I think we’ve got a narrative to discuss.

What I want you to realize is that, when Magneto surveys the few X-Men standing against him and says, “Traitors to their own cause,” he is doing THE EXACT SAME THING as black “civil rights” leaders are doing to great black conservatives such as Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Allen West, Herman Cain and Ben Carson.

Magneto – evil mutant intent on bitterness and hate and vengeance as he is – is following the script of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and all your other leftist race baiters.  You’re either with us, on the Democrat Party plantation (it was the Democrat Party in the 19th century that fought a vicious, bloody Civil War to keep black people on slavery plantations), fighting for more welfare, more food stamps, more preferential race treatment, more government dependence, or you’re a “traitor” for fighting for the human spirit and for human dignity which ought to abhor such things and encourage people to work and stand on their own feet.

There’s another line that happens in the scene I watched (until Megyn Kelly came back on) that shows something important.

Because you’ve got to ask: if Magneto won the battle, what kind of society would he have?  Sure, ordinary humans would be slaves, but what about his fellow evil mutants?  And by way of analogy, what kind of society would Al Sharpton have?  Again, surely white people would be second-class citizens as a result of his “reverse discrimination” whereby whites made blacks second-class citizens and therefore blacks should make whites second-class citizens in return and keep the hate of racism alive forever and ever.  But how would black people – and I mean the black people who sided with Sharpton – be treated in Sharpton’s brave new world?

As the battle begins, evil mutants Juggernaut and Pyro begin to rush in to attack the X-Men.  And Magneto – who had ordered the attack – holds them back.  The lesser evil mutants rush in and are destroyed.  And Magneto reveals his incredibly cynical and evil attitude toward them, saying, “That’s why the pawns go in first.”

And that’s all you are to the race baiters, ordinary black person struggling to live in a society where Obama has destroyed the economy and made it all but impossible that you will ever be able to find a job: a damn pawn.

It is simply a FACT that blacks are FAR worse off under Obama and under liberalism than they were under the system they were taught to hate.  But while you get the rare admission of that fact from the race-baiting industry, the rest of the left is doctrinaire rabid “Magneto” support.  These people are nothing but pawns to the left.  And their failure and their misery is nothing but an opportunity to gin up even MORE rage and hate against those who would help them if they were only given a chance.

Just as in the X-Men movie, the truly courageous people in real life aren’t the hordes of blacks screaming for their rights (and their vengeance); it is, as always, the small group of noble heroes who stand with the rest of us against their hate.

That’s why when I see a black conservative standing next to me, I truly cherish that noble soul who stands for what’s right in spite of all the fierce and vicious opposition against him or her.

 


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