From the category archives:

Tyranny

Reid’s Interest in Those “Domestic Terrorists”

April 19, 2014

After the recent Bundy Ranch fiasco finally died down, Nevada Senator Harry Reid jumped into the mix, calling those who descended to the ranch to support Clive Bundy “domestic terrorists.”  While this kind of hyperbole is completely uncalled for (especially for the Senate Majority Leader) and diminishes the meaning of “terrorist,” Reid doubled down on [...]

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Bundy Ranch Standoff Ends

April 13, 2014

Hopefully you’ve been paying attention to events happening in Nevada regarding rancher Clive Bundy’s conflict with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — it says a lot about what is bubbling beneath the surface in DC and across the nation. The case is simple: Bundy has to pay grazing fees to the federal government since [...]

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Crimea Secedes, Russia Succeeds, Ukraine Pleads, America Won’t Lead

March 18, 2014

The last week or so has seen an acceleration of events between Russia, Crimea, and Ukraine which seemingly could spiral anywhere. Russian-occupied Crimea voted the other day to secede — I’m not sure how “legal” the vote was until one thinks, of course, that there is no such thing as international law, just international norms [...]

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Ukraine on the Brink

February 23, 2014

It was hard to ignore all the craziness coming out of Ukraine this week — the violent protests and police crackdown, the President fleeing, the parliament transferring presidential authority, the East/West showdown renewed, talk of the final battle of the Cold War. Phew!  When revolutions happen, events move fast.  The key concern for national leaders [...]

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Shades of Orange in Ukraine

December 9, 2013

It’s been nearly a decade since Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution,” the massive uprising against a fraudulent election in 2004 which put the ruling elite on notice that pro-Western, pro-democratic waves were still reverberating in Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union’s collapse. Well, the ruling elite are apparently at it again.  The Ukrainian people have wanted to [...]

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Botched Nuke Deal with Iran

November 24, 2013

So the Obama Administration waited until 11pm EST on a Saturday night to announce a major breakthrough in talks with a belligerent foreign power.  Almost seems like he was trying to push the Sunday talk shows away from more bad Obamacare news, but I digress. So what’s this all about?  Iran has made a deal [...]

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NSA Spying and “24″

August 1, 2013

New information released today indicates the existence of an NSA program called “XKeyscore,” which can look at and track all your Internet data and behavior without prior authorization.  The NSA says that the targeting is specific (which is a practicality issue in a world of over 7 billion people), but those being targeted have no [...]

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Creepy Government “Behavioral Insights Team” to Study Us

July 30, 2013

Back when Glenn Beck was on Fox, he’d sometimes devote entire shows to radicals who Obama has surrounded himself with.  The most famous of these revolved around communist Van Jones.  Another common target was Cass Sunstein, the former Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the OMB, who co-wrote a book called [...]

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Edward Snowden, the NSA Whistleblower

June 9, 2013

In a move which will have major personal ramifications, 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden fled to Hong Kong in order to come forward about his leaking of the totalitarian-like PRISM program.  Here is his statement to the UK Guardian: Your move, Obama Nation.

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NSA Surveillance Programs Wreak Havoc on Liberty

June 7, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data from (at the every least) Verizon to data-mine billions of phone calls in order to prevent future terror attacks — and they’ve been doing it for seven years (BTW if that’s the case, then they really dropped the ball in Boston, didn’t they)! It’s not just [...]

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The IRS Scandal and the 5th Amendment: To Plead or Not to Plead

May 22, 2013

Lois Lerner, the woman who planted the question on May 10 which blew open the IRS Scandal, was called in front of a Congressional committee to address her role in overseeing the improper IRS targeting of conservative groups. As it turns out, Lerner has experience targeting conservative groups as far back as the 1990s. After [...]

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Brazen: New IRS Obamacare Director Oversaw IRS Malfeasance

May 17, 2013

In the face of a growing IRS scandal related to the political targeting of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 Election, Sarah Hall Ingram, the woman who oversaw all that malfeasance as it was happening, is getting a new job — running the IRS wing of Obamacare. Ingram should be dragged in front [...]

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Woodward in the Crosshairs

February 28, 2013

Mainstream Media icon Bob Woodward has officially fallen from grace mainly because of this exchange earlier this week: How dare he criticize Dear Leader’s “certain kind of madness!”  What’s worse, Woodward had the audacity to publicly admit that he felt threatened by the Administration’s response to that exchange. Sadly, the Obama Nation must now destroy [...]

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On the Eve of 2013, Two Contrasting Views of America

December 31, 2012

While going through my routine Internet rounds this morning I needed only go to Hot Air to find two articles which so perfectly contrast the main philosophical struggle in America today. Here’s a New York Times editorial simply titled “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.”  It is modern progressivism in its essence. This article contains [...]

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Morsi Declares Himself More Powers

November 23, 2012

Egyptian President Mubarak Morsi has declared that all the decisions that he’s made (and will make) until a new constitution is formed are not subject to appeal from any court or anywhere else for that matter.  Morsi has his own executive authority, has a toothless parliament, and is now bullying the courts.  This situation kind [...]

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Mark Steyn: American Twilight?

July 8, 2012

In Mark Steyn’s new piece at NRO, he continues his latest impression of Paul Revere warning we Americans that our current trajectory leads us down the road to Europe (without the soft landing).  Indeed, in Steyn’s latest book After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, he argues a very similar point. In his latest article’s reaction [...]

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Egypt Still in Flux

June 14, 2012

Democracy in Egypt, huh?  Not quite yet. After months of trying to get a popularly-elected parliament organized, Egyptians faced a complication earlier today.  Egypt’s clearly Jeffersonian-sounding “Supreme Council of the Armed Forces” ruled that nearly 1/3 of the seats in parliament were invalid! Coincidentally, their presidential election run-off is only a few days away and [...]

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Putting Chips in Our Kids

June 3, 2012

With today’s parents getting more and more “helicopter” everyday I figured it wouldn’t be long before our society had a discussion about putting chips in our children to monitor and check up on them whenever possible.  Well, that conversation may be starting.  We already put chips in our pets and make sure our kid’s cellphones [...]

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Sebelius and the Cold Math of Progressivism

March 3, 2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel a few days ago: The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception. In other words:  don’t worry about the cost of the new mandates — our policies will result in less people to cover! I don’t even know where to start with [...]

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The Dangers of Lemonade

February 26, 2012

John Stossel recently tried to open a lemonade stand and ran into some trouble.  So have children across this nation in places like Georgia and Missouri.  Among the items a child needs to open a lemonade stand in their front yard on a hot summer day in parts of this nation are:  registration with the [...]

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SOPA Blackout Day – Why SOPA Needs to be Stopped

January 18, 2012

Today is SOPA Blackout day.  Hundreds of sites across the Internet, including sites such as WordPress.com and Wikipedia, have shut down in protest of a little known bill making its way through Congress known as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).  Other sites, such as Google, are providing information about SOPA on their homepages.  So what [...]

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Vaclav Havel (1936-2011)

December 20, 2011

The free world lost a hero on Sunday when Vaclav Havel passed away at the age of 75.  After years of illegally fomenting opposition to Czechoslovakia’s Communist regime as a playwright during the 1970s, Havel became instrumental in the movement that eventually toppled the regime in 1989.  As a result of his leadership, he became [...]

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Kim Jung Il is Dead

December 19, 2011

North Korean dictator Kim Jung Il died on Saturday of a heart-attack a the age of 69.  I hope this is how he and his dad both feel in hell: So, do the people of North Korea have a glimmer of hope from Kim’s death or is this twelve-day mourning period merely a cruel, choreographed [...]

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“Occupy L.A.” Hinting at the Need for Violence

October 12, 2011

Here’s a video of a speaker from the Occupy L.A. protests: (go to about 30 seconds) It didn’t take long for the movement’s classic m.o. to manifest in pure leftist fashion!  The left loves government.  Government is a blunt instrument of power, and by extension, coercion.  Of course, violence on some level would be necessary [...]

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Harassing the Christians in Egypt

October 10, 2011

Say one thing about Hosni Mubarak:  being ensconced all those years by American bucks also allowed him be cool with Israel and the Coptic Christians in the Mideast’s most populace Muslim nation.  Not so much with the current interim military junta!  Here’s the latest, this time against the Copts: Full coverage here.  Seems to me [...]

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Muammar Hearts Condi

August 26, 2011

Apparently, Muammar Gaddafi has a thing for Condoleezza Rice.  I mean she’s brilliant, talented, funny, loves the NFL and all, but honestly, reading about a Condi-tribute photo album being found among the items in Gaddafi’s compound is just not something I was prepared for.

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Libyan Rebels Take Most of Tripoli

August 22, 2011

It usually follows that when security forces ordered to shoot the rebels generally decide not to, your regime is about to collapse.  That’s basically the story from Tripoli, as the once down-and-out rebels entered the Libyan capital in their month’s long attempt to oust long-time dictator Muammar Qaddafi. As of this morning, the rebels hold [...]

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The Smurfs — Three (Very Red) Apples High

July 29, 2011

The latest attempt to get the ’80s nostalgia crowd to take their kids to the movies, The Smurfs, is being released today.  Apparently, it’s as bad as you think it is.  However, since I used to watch “The Smurfs” back in the day I took a particular interest in what has been suggested since then, [...]

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Hommage to Reagan in Budapest

June 29, 2011

Soon to be unveiled in Budapest, Hungary’s Freedom Square, this new statue of Ronald Reagan will celebrate his contributions to the end of Soviet dominance in the former Eastern bloc nation as part of worldwide centennial celebrations of the Gipper’s birth. To all those who wish to diminish Reagan’s contribution to the collapse of Soviet [...]

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What’s a “Bilderberg”?

June 12, 2011

Europe has a long history of wealthy, well-connected nobles ruling the masses.  In the last 150 years or so, the proliferation of the social welfare state has mollified the plebs, who around that time concentrated in industrial urban centers which could get feisty depending on the demagogue du jour.  Now, Europe is full of acquiescent, [...]

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