Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why Democrats shouldn't be allowed to have guns.

 
The list speaks for itself.
In 1865 a Democrat named John Wilkes Booth shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States who later died from the wound.
In 1963 a radical left wing socialist named Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat named Sara Jane Moore fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
In 1983 a registered Democrat named John Hinckley shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.
In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.
In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen, TX.
In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.
In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.
In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.
In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.
In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown, CT.
As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat named Aaron Alexis shot 12 workers at the Washington Navy Ship Yard.


Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns. Even those Democrats who haven't shot anyone have a problem with them as in the recent case of California Democrat and state senator Leland Yee, a staunch supporter of gun-control legislation, who was arrested by the FBI and charged with conspiracy to purchase millions of dollars of illegal firearms from the Philippines to be resold in the U.S. in exchange for contributions to his election campaign.


And lets not forget about our Democrat Attorney General Eric Holder, the top law enforcement officer in the United States, and his infamous Fast and Furious gun running scheme that was contrived to further the push for gun control laws. He didn't shoot anyone but one of the guns he arranged to get smuggled into Mexico was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Almost forgot to mention the story about Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson from the 1980s.  Remember Charlie Wilson? He sure was a popular Democrat back in the Reagan years. They even made a movie about him starring Tom Hanks, called Charlie Wilson's War. Know what Charlie did? He teamed up with a contact in the CIA and sent a couple of billion dollars worth of military hardware over to Afghanistan to help the rebels fight the Russians. Operation Cyclone was one of the longest and most expensive covert CIA operations ever undertaken; funding began with $20–30 million per year in 1980 and rose to $630 million per year in 1987. Funding continued after 1989 as the Mujahideen battled the forces of Mohammad Najibullah's PDPA during the Civil war in Afghanistan (1989–1992). Want to know what the rebels did with the weapons? They saved a lot of them and used them against American troops that were in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban Muslim extremists. As of April 4, 2014, there have been 2,178 U.S. military deaths in the war in Afghanistan.
It should also be noted that during the Jimmy Carter years in the White House, Democrats were more concerned with social engineering and managed to convince lawmakers that people confined to mental institutions were unjustly deprived of their human dignity. The practice called deinstitutionalization, is the process of replacing long-stay psychiatric hospitals with less isolated community mental health services for those diagnosed with a mental disorder or developmental disability. Because of the attitude change many mental hospitals were closed and the patients were released back into society. And because of recent HIPPA rules about patient confidentiality, mentally ill people have been able to buy guns because they don't show up on background checks.
Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.
SOLUTION : It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Glenn Beck and the religion of Conscientious Objectors

  
Conscientious Objectors, the term that first became part of our national vocabulary when it appeared during the Vietnam War as scores of Americans avoided the draft. Today, the two main criteria for classification as a conscientious objector are that the objector must be opposed to war in any form, and the objection must be sincere. Republican governor Mitt Romney, a devout Mormon and a confirmed Bishop in the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, refused all efforts to get him to come out hard against the Muslim Democrat Barack Hussein Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign. Romney was too preoccupied with portraying the Mr. Nice Guy image and miserably failed to attack the one person who was doing the most to destroy America. Today, another Mormon, Glenn Beck, joins those same ranks.

We have all become aware of the stand-off in Nevada where armed agents and hired mercenaries from the Bureau of Land Management raided the cattle ranch privately owned for over 100 years by the Cliven Bundy family and began to confiscate their cattle. The dispute had been ongoing for over 20 years because the BLM claimed the Bundy family owed the government for grazing on federal land. The Bundy family claimed their right to do so predated the ownership of the land since they were there first. It wasn't until the BLM started to push the Bundy people around that word went out they needed some help. And the help came from across America as armed citizens representing a variety of patriotic groups drove to the Nevada ranch to stand up for Cliven Bundy. When their number grew to over a thousand the government agents decided to reconsider what they were doing and returned the cattle and left. But tyrants like Nevada Democrat Senator Harry Reid called the patriots "domestic terrorists".

What was happening in Nevada was similar to how
The Lexington Minuteman representing John Parker
the Minutemen worked during the American Revolutionary War. Patriots back then stood up for liberty against tyrants and gave birth to the greatest nation ever created on earth. Patriots who pledged their honor and loyalty and their lives to defend freedom from oppression. Patriots like Thomas Jefferson who wrote: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."


It came as no small surprise to read today that another conservative Republican named Glenn Beck has sided with Democrat Harry Reid. Glenn Beck has used his popular forum to attack the people on the Bundy ranch who stood up against the tyrannical government agents. Glenn Beck said the incident was an "insurrection" and a call to "revolution" and compared their stand to the communist backed Occupy Wall Street movement. Glenn Beck said he was "truly frightened" over the support the Oath Keepers, the Militias, the Constitutional Sheriffs and citizens who stood with Bundy. True to the keeping of his Mr. Nice Guy Mormon faith, Glenn Beck said that everyone who stood with the Bundy ranch crowd should "unfriend" him on Facebook, to "unsubscribe" to his newsletter and to "cancel" their subscriptions to his TV program. Just like the other Mr. Nice Guy, Mitt Romney did two years ago when I labeled him a Conscientious Objector because he refused to fight against the wanna-be dictator Barack Hussein Obama. I wonder what these God-fearing men would say about the patriots who gave their lives to help create America; would Glenn Beck label them truly frightening? But of course that nasty thing called the American Revolution took place almost 50 years before the birth of the Mormon religion. What would these Mr. Nice Guys think of the popular phrase: "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition." Maybe if we see a second American Revolution these guys will have already fled to Canada.
This isn't a condemnation of all Mormons. I am reminded of the fact that Brigham Young University has a large ROTC program. But there is one other fact that must be considered: both Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney never served in our Armed Forces. And neither did Barack Hussein Obama, for that matter. Who can forget the image of Barack Hussein Obama's infamous crotch salute while the National Anthem was being played. There is a certain patriotic mindset that our veterans hold for the country they served either in peace or in war. It is obvious in the way it shapes attitudes about our history and our love for freedom and liberty and our regard for the Constitution. It also explains why veterans have been accused by the Democrats running our government as being potential domestic terrorists.

And as far as Nevada Democrat Harry Reid goes, there is a very interesting opinion story on Fox News that questions his real motives in denouncing the armed conflict at the Bundy ranch. It is well worth the read. Here a just a few snips.
Why is US Senator Harry Reid so concerned with a local Nevada rancher?
By the way, here is the open letter I posted calling Mitt Romney a Conscientious Objector.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


An open letter to Gov. Mitt Romney from an unconvinced conservative Republican. You'll get my vote but not my cash.

The following letter was sent today to Gov. Mitt Romney via U.S. Mail to two different addresses asking for campaign contributions and posted on his official web site http://www.mittromney.com/contact-us. Now that I think of it, maybe I should cc: Ann Coulter, too, who helped him win the primaries.

Gov. Mitt Romney
I get mail every day asking for contributions to your campaign. All the while I watch your tepid, lackluster commercials on my TV and wait and wait for you to begin to fight. (or at least sound angry enough like you're ready to fight)
Never before has anyone like Barack Hussein Obama occupied our White House. Never before has anyone had such a disastrous effect on America's present and future.  No one has ever trashed our Constitution as he has when writes new laws by dictatorial decree. No one ever has had more devious connections in American politics as he has. And while Obama has repeatedly asked you on a daily basis why you don't release your tax returns, I keep hoping every day you will ask him why he has spent millions to keep hidden almost every personal record in his adult life. So why haven't you? Obama is filled with personal weaknesses that you haven't exploited yet. Have your advisers told you not to? Has Karl Rove told you to campaign like a boy scout while Obama and the Democrats are attacking you like vicious thugs? I think you need new advisers if the ones you have are telling you these things. If you haven't got the balls  to fight then let Paul Ryan do it. If you need ideas or inspiration then go see the film 2016 Obama's America.
I won't waste any more money on your campaign when you pay Obama compliments like that RINO John McCain did four years ago. I don't want to hear you tell anyone that Obama is a nice person or a nice family man. He is, in truth, none of these things. His best friends are communists and radical terrorists who all hate America. How can you find such a person to be nice? America wants to see you take up the banner and wage war against Obama and the rest of the Marxist/Socialist Democrats, not go after him with a feather duster.
I watched the RNC and was very impressed with the testaments given by those friends you have helped but this campaign is supposed to be against the evils committed by Barack Hussein Obama and this not the place for your "Mr. Nice Guy" routine.  If, by chance, you are a some kind of conscientious objector and have some religious scruples against fighting, then you should drop out of the race now. America's future is at stake.
I have already sent $500 to the RNC but will now withhold any further contributions until I see how well you do during the debates. That is your last chance to show the public how much you are willing to oppose evil and make no mistake, everything about Obama is EVIL.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mark Alexander's column in The Patriot Post: " You Might Be a Conservative If... "


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You Might Be a Conservative If...

And Especially If...

By Mark Alexander · April 9, 2014   Print
"Our conflict is not likely to cease so soon as every good man would wish. The measure of iniquity is not yet filled; and unless we can return a little more to first principles, and act a little more upon patriotic ground, I do not know when it will..." --George Washington (1779)
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As a follow-up to my profile on the attributes of contemporary liberals, "You Might Be a Liberal If...," I offer this look at the attributes associated with today's conservatives.

Too often, political "Left v Right" labels are applied without conveying anything substantive about the beliefs or worldviews of the individual upon whom the label has been conferred.

So what's in a name?
To answer that question, I've reviewed my own lists of conservative principles in order to better profile those who identify as "conservative." Again, with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy:
You Might Be a Conservative If You...

...know the difference between Rule of Law and rule of men -- Liberty and tyranny.
...embody the real spirit of Patriots' Day.
...still "hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
...believe George Washington is the quintessential model for presidential character.
...never lose sight of what's Good and Right about America.
...would still give your life and fortune in defense of First Principles.
...fully understand that Liberty is endowed by our Creator.
...hold sacred your oath "to support and defend" the Constitution of the United States.
...know what "E Pluribus Unum" actually means.
...are a genuine American Patriot.
...believe that Liberty is colorblind and not a "white thing."
...respect and abide by the plain language of our Constitution.
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...understand the principle of Constitutional Federalism as reiterated by President Reagan's executive order on Federalism.
...know that the Second Amendment makes all other rights possible.
...refuse to allow the Democrat Leftists to sell out the Second Amendment by international treaty.
...know that "gun free zones" are actually free-fire zones for mass murderers.
...observe the true meaning of Memorial Day rather than heading to the mall for a great sale.
...honor our nation's noble Veteran Patriots.
...think that Barack Hussein Obama and his NeoCom cadres are the greatest national security threat to American Liberty and our constitutional republic.
...recognize that ideological socialists have hijacked the once-noble Democratic Party.
...see the election of an utterly unqualified and inexperienced "community organizer" to the most powerful office in the world as proof of how profoundly naive and unserious the American public can be.
...are aware of Barack Obama's history as a lifelong Marxist.
...find Obama's ethnocentric America-hating theology antithetical to Liberty.
...credit the foreign policy fecklessness of our current president for having enabled the "Russian Spring."
...still want John Kerry indicted for treason.
...are proud of, rather than ashamed of, our nation's heritage of faith.
...abhor the oppression of our First Amendment rights to religious expression by DoD and other government agencies.
...reject the Leftist assertion that "faith and politics don't mix."
...know that the words "separation of church and state" do not appear in our Constitution, neither in text or spirit.
...understand that fatherhood is the foundation of Liberty.
...stand firm in defense of Judeo-Christian principles when confronted with the homosexual agenda.
...refuse to tolerate the Rainbow Mafia's intolerance of divergent views, as with the recent persecution of Phil Robertson and Brendan Eich.
...don't hesitate to offer others a "blessed Thanksgiving" or "Merry Christmas."
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...think protecting our borders is a national security issue, not a political football.
...understand that the 14th Amendment does not authorize citizenship for "anchor babies" and their kinfolk.

...know that profiling potential terrorists is more effective than randomly patting down children and 80-year-old grandmothers.
...know that al-Qa'ida is thriving despite Barack Obama's claims to the contrary.
...created a lot of wealth but have not retired from the front lines of the fight for Liberty.
...believe that free enterprise always trumps socialism.
...know that the near-economic collapse in 2008 was rooted in Democrat economic policies initiated by Bill Clinton in 1994.
...know that America may one day look like Detroit if we continue to elect Democrat "leadership."
...know that the words "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" are a euphemism for "statist tyranny."
...recognize the addictive evil of the ObamaNation Poverty Plantations.
...prefer to give people a hand up rather than a hand out.
...see clearly the hypocrisy of Obama's rhetoric about "income inequality" while he lives like a king on redistributed wealth.
...reject classism and socialist class warfare.
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...acknowledge Barack Obama as the modern-day master of the "BIG Lie."
...are at risk of being on Obama's IRS Enemies List.
...know that narcissism and tyranny are political collaborators.
...recognize that ObamaCare must be dismantled or it will accelerate the collapse of free enterprise.
...are well aware that Obama's outright lies about ObamaCare were politically calculated.
...are not among the Left's cadres of Earth worshipers.
...reject the Left's global warming hysteria and recognize the Left's real agenda is regulating free enterprise.
...are aware that recent evidence indicates the Earth may be cooling, not warming.
...are outraged by the Obama administration's alteration of the Benghazi talking points in order to protect Obama's foreign policy image ahead of the 2012 election.
...understand that "tolerance and diversity" are Leftist shorthand for "tyranny."
...recognize race-baiting political hustlers for what they are.
...know that Barack Obama's Leftmedia sycophants are perpetuating a fraud when they pretend to be "journalists."
...view all violence against innocent victims as a "hate crime."
...object to the Leftmedia blackout of black-on-white crime, which is statistically far more frequent than white-on-black crime.
...see the bankruptcy and desperation of the Democrat Party reflected its choice of Bill Clinton as its spokesman.
...are aware that the GOP's "establishment Republicans" are a key element in the Democrats' current "divide and conquer" strategy.
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...view fratricidal political infighting as the biggest obstacle to restoring Liberty and Constitutional integrity.
...honor the real spirit of the grassroots Tea Party Movement despite its shameful misrepresentation by the Leftmedia.

...understand that the model for restoring Liberty is Ronald Reagan and that our nation is at another Time for Choosing.
...appreciate what George Washington meant when he said, "Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations."

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A traitor by any other name would be called a Democrat.


Anyone who has ever visited a beachfront community knows that every house built there is firmly anchored to the ground on strong pilings. The reason is obvious: you cannot build a house resting on the sand alone because the lack of a foundation will cause the house the drift away as the sand shifts. Such an apt analogy applies to another house we all know about, the House of Representatives, the home of our lawmakers in Congress. The figurative pilings required to anchor this House is our United States Constitution, the document that all lawmakers swear to uphold in their oath of office.

Too bad most of those lawmakers have no idea about the meaning of the words they take in their oaths.

Lets start at the top. Listen to the calls for the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for his innumerable crimes. The most conservative of the Republican members of the House claim that such a vote for impeachment would be useless since the action would then transfer over to the U.S. Senate for the trial and the Senate is controlled by liberal Democrats. Now drop down a notch and look at the Republican-led House committee investigating the IRS scandal that targeted Barack Hussein Obama's political enemies in the Tea Party groups. The same conservatives on the committee want to hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress for refusing to reveal details about the pro-Democrat scandal. They are currently debating asking the Department of Justice to seek a criminal indictment against Ms. Lerner. Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder, who is in charge of the DoJ and who, himself, is subject of another Contempt of Congress order for refusing to provide documents about covering up a DoJ orchestrated gun-running scheme, made a remarkable statement before another House sub-committee wherein he said that he has a "vast amount" of discretion in enforcing laws. Holder's DoJ refused to investigate the Black Panthers who intimidated voters in Philadelphia in 2008. Holder says black people should have laws applied differently to them. Holder even told the state's attorneys general a few months ago
they are not obligated to defend state laws they don't agree with. This is how the epidemic of corruption spreads from the top down.

Add Eric Holder's name to the list of Democrats who have no idea about the meaning of the words he took in his oath of office.

Maybe these people should be charged with perjury for lying under oath when they swore to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and had no intention of doing so. Perjury is, after all, a somewhat higher crime.

Now if it is so highly unlikely that the DoJ would ever prosecute Democrat Lois Lerner for her miniscule crimes before a House sub-committee, speaking about the members of the U.S. Senate, the one reason no one could expect the Democrats there to look unfavorably upon the criminal misdeeds of Barack Hussein Obama was evidenced in a vote on a United Nations treaty to disarm and confiscate weapons held by law-abiding American citizens. When U.N. Resolution 2117, which lists 21 points dealing with the control of firearms and point number 11 calls for member states to support the collection and disarmament of its citizens, came before them, 46 Senators, 44 Democrats plus 2 Independents decided to ignore the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and voted to pass it. Luckily the resolution failed, but 46 members of the U.S. Senate did vote to surrender the sovereignty of the United States of America. Should we ever see treason trials on the order of what took place in Nuremberg, Germany following WWII I would expect the hangman's gallows would be quite busy for some time.


It is no longer a joke or even sarcastic humor to equate Democrats with hypocrites. It is no longer relevant to mention that the delegates to the Democratic National Convention in 2012 tried to remove the name of God from their party platform. It has become a matter of life or death for our nation to see them all for what they really are. Back in the days when a majority of our Congressional representatives knew who our real enemies were we used to have a House Committee on Un-American Activities. It was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties. It was abolished in 1975 when the Democrats were in power. Maybe it is time to bring it back.


My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

Monday, April 7, 2014

From the Noisy Room: America’s New Progressive Depression


America’s New Progressive Depression

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
America the beautiful… once a symbol of strength in military might, economics and morality, has now become an elitist dumping ground. Simply a source to serve those that rule – a gluttonous buffet of resources to be used until there is no more. A fiefdom ruled by psychotics, where Constitutional freedoms are an annoyance.
Virtually every figure the government gives you is a lie. Manipulated to keep you calm. But the reality of what is going on is something all of us are living. The question is, will we survive it?
For my husband, it is the computer industry. A profession my husband and I chose many years ago. It pays well and is stable. Or it used to be. Now, you change jobs every few years. We’ve had to move thousands of miles to find work. When you do find work, you tread ever so carefully to be politically correct, because one small infraction will cost you your job. We live in constant fear of our jobs being outsourced to India, where labor is far cheaper. The ironic part is that we have never seen a product come back that actually works. By the time the employer realizes that, they have let everyone go and they have to start over. What’s even worse is they never seem to learn. You get what you pay for and you reap what you sow.
The truth is many, many have given up. They’ve given up on ever owning their own home, their own business, their freedom… They are just trying to make enough to feed and clothe their families. People are existing day to day, not knowing what tomorrow will bring.
Rush Limbaugh was right last week – America’s collapse will look like the Great Depression. And it is happening right in front of us and all around. As the government goes deeper into the debt hole, they will start seizing your investments, your retirement, your savings. They will have to. It won’t save them, but will put off the inevitable collapse for just a bit. I’m surprised we haven’t had an across the board haircut on our accounts already, a la Greece. If things don’t radically change and soon, most people won’t even have the government to turn to. There is nothing left, but ourselves in the end.
Right now, it’s as if the greatest number of long term unemployed that America has ever seen, have simply vanished. They’ve given up and the government has stopped counting them as even existing. But they are there – hungry and desperate. Disillusioned of the American Dream. With skyrocketing food and energy prices, seeing even longer lines at food banks and shelters will be the norm. People will start dying from this. In fact, I’m sure they already are. Welcome to Obama’s transformed America.
We are now living under a de facto dictatorship, with a lawless President who simply bypasses Congress and ignores the Constitution. Decreeing what will be and what justice will be meted out. The Obamas live and rule as royalty, with no empathy and no caring as to the consequences of their actions. They believe America has it coming and that once it collapses, it can be reformed into a Communist utopian hell, where Marxists rule and the rest subsist. If you want to find out how democracy ends and what happens, read de Tocqueville. We are there.
After 9-11, employment began to fall. Most of us thought it was the shock of the terrorist attacks to the economy. But in truth, it was Progressive policies incremented a bit at a time by the Left and the Right. Many of us were fooled into believing that global trade was the way to go. That the markets would right themselves. But what we didn’t get was that the world is not inherently capitalistic and the markets are certainly not free. Those such as Warren Buffet (who is moving his American Fruit of the Loom factory in Kentucky to Honduras), who see a way to cut costs and go offshore, leap at the chance. He cares about his bottom line and not those that work for him. That’s his choice – it’s his company. But we have now offshored so much of our manufacturing that the US has become a dependent country on others. And that is very, very dangerous… especially when you combine it with the suicidal level of debt that we have racked up and are merrily still doing so. Our trade deficit is out of control as well, making us poorer by the minute. The insanity must stop. The incessant printing of money and spending in a never ending downward spiral of denial, depravity and greed has to end. It may already be too late, but we need to stop this and rebuild.
Someone needs to explain to the Harvard and Yale grads out there, that we know you are trying to please your stock holders by cutting the bottom line. But if you destroy your consumer base, by destroying the middle class, eventually, there will be no one for you to do business with. You are committing corporate suicide and taking the damn country with you. Short sighted doesn’t begin to cover it. You can see it in our deteriorating cities, in our lowering of our lifestyles, in the hunger all around us.
America became strong through visionary inventors and the small business entrepreneurial spirit. Both have been squashed by big government, regulations and taxes. If we are to ever become great again, we must turn back to those basic concepts. In reality, Americans should never have bought into the ‘employment’ trap to begin with. As our Founding Fathers did, you can work for yourself, or at least you could in the past. Obama is trying to ‘fix’ that and not to our benefit.
Some believe we have at least stabilized on our downward trend. I disagree. While the free fall may have slowed a bit, it never stabilized. There is just so much propaganda and lies out there, you can’t believe anything anymore. You have to believe what you see for yourself. Take a look at the raft of retail closings that are occurring:
  • Quiznos has filed for bankruptcy, USA Today reported, and could close many of its 2,100 stores.
  • Sbarro which operates pizza and Italian restaurants in malls, is planning to close 155 locations in the United States and Canada. That means nearly 20 percent of Sbarro’s will close. The chain operates around 800 outlets.
  • Ruby Tuesday announced plans to close 30 restaurants in January after its sales fell by 7.8 percent. The chain currently operates around 775 steakhouses across the US.
  • An unknown number of Red Lobster stores will be sold. The chain is in such bad shape that the parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., had to issue a press release stating that the chain would not close. Instead Darden is planning to spin Red Lobster off into another company and sell some of its stores.
  • Ralph’s, a subsidiary of Kroger, has announced plans to close 15 supermarkets in Southern California within 60 days.
  • Safeway closed 72 Dominick’s grocery stores in the Chicago area last year.
  • Office supply company Staples has announced plans to close 225 stores by 2015, which is about 15 percent of its chain. Staples already closed 40 stores last year. Industry analysts expect Staples’ main competitor, Office Depot, which bought OfficeMax last year, to announce its own round of store closings soon.
  • Radio Shack has announced plans to close 20 percent of its stores this year, which is as many as 1,100 stores. The company, which operates around 4,000 stores, reported that its sales fell by 19 percent last year.
  • Albertsons closed 26 stores in January and February according to Supermarket News. Analysts expect many more Albertsons could soon be shuttered because Albertsons owner hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management just bought Safeway Inc. Some Safeway stores could soon shut down as well.
  • Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is planning to close 220 stores by the end of 2015. The company is also planning to shut down an entire chain it owns, Gilly Hicks, which has 20 stores, 24/7 Wall Street reported.
  • Barnes & Nobles is planning to shut down one third of its stores in the next year: about 218 stores. The chain has already closed its iconic flagship store in New York City.
  • J.C. Penney is closing about 33 stores and laying off about 2,000 employees.
  • The Record newspaper in New Jersey reported that Toys R Us has plans to close 100 stores.
  • The Sweetbay Supermarket chain will close all 17 of the stores it operates in the Tampa Bay area, The Herald Tribune newspaper reported. Many of the stores might open as Winn-Dixie Stores. Sweetbay closed 33 stores in Florida last year.
  • The entire Loehmann’s chain of discount clothing stores in the New York City area shut down. Loehmann’s once operated 39 stores, The New York Times reported, and was considered an institution by generations of New Yorkers.
  • Industry analyst John Kernan told CNN that he expects Sears Holdings, which owns both Sears and Kmart, to close another 500 stores this year. Sears has already shut down its flagship store in Chicago.
This past year I have seen a first… I saw a McDonald’s fail. Now grocery stores? It’s not because people don’t eat, it’s because government regulation is pushing prices so high, people are buying less and stores can’t make a profit. It’s elementary dear Watson.
America is changing as it did with the Industrial Revolution, only the change is much more pronounced this time and much more of a jarring shock to workers. How it is changing and what direction is yet to be seen. Some say it is an uber jump by technology. But if it is a collapse, it will be a fall into a new Dark Ages. One direction will call for the learning of new technology skills… the other will call for survival skills. Either way, elitist Progressives will still shrug and tell the masses who have no jobs to eat cake instead of productively solving the problem at hand.
We are in serious economic trouble as a nation and our enemies know it. One black swan event could finish us off. Russia and China are already making moves to remove the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency, thanks to the drunk bureaucrats at the helm of America’s budget and finances. If they succeed and all indications are that they will, America is down for the count. America’s new Progressive Depression will envelop all of us. Our only recourse is taking control of our country back and installing new, conservative leadership — whatever it takes.

  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Bridge Too Far in the Heartland of America


The banner headline for the American Trucking Association's web site reads: "The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Nearly 70% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Without the industry and our truck drivers, the economy would come to a standstill. To move 9.2 billion tons of freight annually requires nearly 3 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3 million truck drivers. It also takes over 37 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight. Simply – without trucks, America stops." With such an important job you would think the government would maintain the highways and bridges these trucks depend on.

The Interstate 75 (I-75) corridor is a major six to eight lane north-south Interstate Highway that runs from Florida through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and up into Michigan to the Canadian border. The report from the Office of Highway Policy Information from August 2013 says upwards of 45,000 trucks pass through Kentucky and Ohio every day, all across one single 50-year old bridge. The Brent Spence Bridge opened in November 1963 between Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio and carries in excess of 200,000 vehicles every day. In spite of the huge volume of goods hauled by trucks across this vital north-south highway, nothing has been done to replace the overloaded bridge. The debate over replacing this bridge has been going on for many years with the states of Ohio and Kentucky unable to find the resources to pay for a billion-dollar replacement. The federal government has shown no interest in the project other then allocating 30-million dollars for various studies.


To put things in perspective, the Barack Hussein Obama pro-Muslim Democrats in Washington have been spending trillions (trillions with a T) on rebuilding the entire infrastructures in Iraq and Afghanistan, that include new bridges, highways, and $545 million alone for 3 water treatment facilities plus new hospitals and electrical systems as well as constructing the new U.S. Embassies there that also included a billion-dollar fortress in Pakistan. That's enough to pay for a thousand new bridges in America. If that wasn't extravagant enough then the new decoration being installed in front of the embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan should get everyone's attention, both for its misdirection, its cost and for its uselessness.

Buzzfeed reports today: The State Department has purchased a $400,000 statue to be erected in front of the new billion-dollar U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.
Islamabad, Pakistan, the hiding place of choice for Osama bin Laden and home of the most barbaric, Sharia-defending, anti-American Islamic population in the world is about to get a statue that should offend every Muslim. In case anyone missed the point, the statue of a Camel staring at the eye of a needle symbolizes a key parable from the Christian Holy Bible which should go a long way to please the Muslims who have been commanded by their prophet Mohammed to wage war and kill all of the Believers of the Book, i.e. Christians and Jews. The new embassy has been in construction since 2009 when Barack Hussein Obama ordered an increased American presence in Muslim countries. The previous U.S. embassy was burned down by enraged Muslims in 1979 all because of a false radio report. There has been no progress in improving Islamic-American relations over the ensuing years. They only hated us more after we killed Osama bin Laden. And it could hardly be expected coming from a country that will chop off the hand of any Christian who so much as touches a Qur'an.
“Camel Contemplating Needle” by John Baldessari on display at the HALL Wines winery in Napa Valley, Calif. An identical sculpture is planned for the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan. Photograph by Michael Bowles courtesy of Hall Wines / Via hallwines.com
One of the most important parables taught by Jesus Christ, and repeated in the Gospels written by Mathew, Mark and Luke in The New Testament of the Christian Holy Bible was: "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25. How well this statue is accepted in an anti-Christian country is anyone's guess - unless the true purpose was to incite further hatred for America by erecting it in front of our new embassy. Too bad no one learned anything from the recent history there. Or maybe they did. Wikipedia remembers: "On November 22, 1979, Pakistani students, enraged by a radio report falsely claiming that the United States had bombed the Masjid al-Haram, Islam's holy site at Mecca, stormed the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, and burned it to the ground. Security was again significantly increased in the wake of the September 11 attacks in 2001. On 9 August 2013, the United States State Department evacuated most diplomats and all non-emergency staff from the consulate in Lahore, and U.S. citizens were warned not to travel there due to terror concerns."

After Obama rebuilds the entire middle-east and bankrupts our own economy in the process, we won't have any need for a new bridge across the Ohio River because there won't be any traffic other than the Army tanks moving in to quell the revolution. Democrats are very good at starting wars, even at home.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

Cross-posted in:
http://noisyroom.net/blog/2014/04/01/a-bridge-too-far-in-the-heartland-of-america/
http://gulagbound.com/44411/a-bridge-too-far-in-the-heartland-of-america/
http://www.trevorloudon.com/2014/04/a-bridge-too-far-in-the-heartland-of-america/