Americans Simply Do It Better!

Posted: January 1, 2013 by G. Byron Barrett in Anti-Americanism, Our Government, Socialism / Marxism

Americans simply do it better……

Face it, we do.  We ROCK!  We KICK ASS!  We do EVERYTHING better than any other nation or people on the face of the earth.  Even if we do not come up with the initial idea, we take it, own it, run with it and make it the best that it can be!

THAT is our basic nature.

We better hope this is true!

Since America is rushing headlong over the fiscal cliff and straight into the waiting arms of socialism like so many of our allies, we better hope and pray that, as normal, we can do it better than they are doing it everywhere around the world.  Of course, how could we do a worse job at it than countries like Japan, Italy, Greece, France, Spain, etc…?

You might be thinking, “With debt to GDP ratios running in excess of 200% in some of these countries, how can you possibly screw up your economy any better than this”?

Well, just let the overachievers in the United States of America join the race!foam-finger

Like I said before, we might not come up with the initial idea, but we do have the historical reputation of snatching up the ball and running with it.

Where Japan is only at 228% of debt to GDP ratio, I am betting that the USA, under the omniscient leadership of Barack Obama and his minions, can FAR exceed even the wildest dreams of the Progressive (see Socialist) Democrat party.

I mean, simply because EVERY nation that has adopted a socialist form of government has FAILED, doesn’t mean that America will fail at it.  Come on guys!  Let’s give it a try!  You all know it’s only fair to the deadbeats!   Oops!  I mean…liberal… voters, who by 51% of the vote gave our current administration its sweeping Progressive mandate, to make this bold attempt at Socialism work!

It’s time that we did away with debt limits.  We need to increase the tax rates AND close the loopholes to increase Federal revenues.  We need MORE Federal spending, not less.  We must have income re-distribution in the name of fairness.  We have to expand our entitlement programs and make sure more money flows out of the pockets of the bad people who earned it and into the pockets of good Americans whose job it is to simply take.  We must endeavor, as a Nation, to level the playing field to the extent that everyone, regardless of ability or desire or intelligence, amasses no more and no less, than their fellow citizens.  We must make sure to staunch the flames of free expression, of innovation, of competition and make MEDIOCRITY the standard by which all citizens are judged.

Karl Marx may have said it best in his 1875 creed, ‘Critique of the Gotha Program’:

“In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!

Since Americans DO IT BETTER, what’s to make us, as citizens, think that we cannot make Socialism work too?  Surely our Federal government and our elected officials in Washington have OUR best interests at heart?  Surely our Federal government would NEVER consider overstepping their constitutional authority? Isn’t it true that the Federal government is here to protect us from ourselves???

In all seriousness, our Federal government has, over the last 100 years or so, managed to weasel its way into making decisions that it has NO mandate to do or authority over.  The State Governments have abdicated their authority to the Federal government and the people have, through their own apathy and ignorance, allowed this fiasco to occur.  Only by pulling our heads out of our own asses and forcing our State governments to take back their Constitutional authority, will this ever change and the United States of America once again truly be the Land of the Free.

If this does NOT happen, go ahead and take this flying leap off the fiscal cliff and embrace all the ramifications that this entails.  If we, as a Nation, are going to follow Europe and the rest of the world into Socialism, let’s make sure we go at it whole hog and as quickly and as hard as we possibly can.

Who knows?  Maybe Americans ARE better at everything….

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My cousin asked the question, “Why do people say that voting Democratic is unChristian.” The following is my answer:

Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here is the real truth of our current situation. Both parties have allowed their extreme elements to take control of the party platforms and they have redefined each. We, lay people, have sat back and allowed this to happen. We had

no specific issue that we wanted moved forward, for instance gay marriage, so we ignore politics until it affects us.

In regard to the current Democratic party, it is NOT the party of our grandparents. This is NOT the Democratic party YOU KNEW. This new Democratic party has a national platform which was adopted at the DNC convention that took out “God” and inserted “progressive” (i.e. socialistic) theory. Don’t just believe me, read it for yourself. I think you will be surprised to find the extent of socialist agenda. Unless we actually look into these things ourselves, we will not know what is there – we cannot allow the media to vet this for us as they are biased. Again, look at the character of the people who are in the Obama Administration and the DNC. All of them have ties to communism, socialism, etc. They don’t hide it!

What the Obama Administration has done to the Catholic church in particular has been terrible. They have put in place regulations and rules which NOW will prohibit Catholic charities to practice their faith in their (non-government funded) hospitals, missions, schools, etc. The Church is faced with performing abortions and funding other government-required aspects of Obamacare or close their doors. That leaves a giant opening for a government entity with no reference to God to come in and take over. It will only be soon that this expands to other Christian based churches and facilities. Don’t be fooled, this is a war on Christianity.

We can no longer sit back and think we have no business in our governance. It is our sacred duty to secure this country from the, excuse the phrase – idiots, who simply do not understand the repercussions of certain actions. What is frightening to me is that our country is seeing a paradigm shift in its demographic where more people are uneducated or undereducated in basic ideals. They have grown up expecting everything to be easy, given to them, they seem to think they “deserve” things. This new generation of voters seem to think the idealized socialism is the answer – welcome to the folly of every college student. Reality comes around and slaps you in the face when you realize that – just because we are all created equal, that means equal in the eyes of God, not equal in our skills, talents, even our physical capabilities. That line also does not mean that life is fair, contrary life is never fair. It is our ability to deal with the chaos and trials that make us who we are as individuals, then as a country.

In regard to the Republicans, they have had such poor leadership that they have no definition. Their hard-line right wing tactics have as of lately given way to a mushy middle-of-the-road that no one is happy with. It is those folks who fall between the parties that are the real core of America – the Libertarians – they are defined by the following: pro-military, pro-health INSURANCE REFORM (not health CARE reform) – this must include tort reform which trial lawyers fight against; they are primarily Judeo-Christian, they believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, however, they can bend to allow civil unions for gay couples; they want the government OUT OF OUR BEDROOMS, LIVING ROOMS AND KITCHENS; they believe in freedom OF religion NOT FROM religion; they believe in helping themselves, yet also helping their neighbors who are in trouble; they would not choose an abortion for themselves, however they believe that the government has NO RIGHT to tell a woman what she can and cannot do in this regard – most of the folks I’ve interviewed say they think it is between a woman, her clergy, her family, her doctor. They believe that “the pursuit of happiness” should not be limited. As adults they believe that marijuana should be legalized, possibly everything else, in order to put RESPONSIBILITY ONTO THE INDIVIDUAL FOR HIS/HER ACTIONS. If we must legislate the behaviour modifications of our citizens, we are NOT GROWING strong citizens who can learn to make good choices.

I realize this sounds very terse, however, as the bible says, the poor will always be with us and it is our duty to help them to help themselves. However, I take that to be a metaphor for others, too: i.e. idiots. In the natural world, survival of the fittest takes care of the quality of its inhabitants.

So, after my long epistle…in today’s political landscape a vote for Democrats is, unfortunately, a vote for a non-Christian agenda. Once elected, even a stand up guy is forced to play ball with the powers that be in order to be effective for his state in any way. In essence, they must ALL make a deal with the devil or they get NO funds, contracts, industry, etc. for their states. Politics is dirty, unfair, Machiavellian…it is survival of the fittest

Sandy = Obama’s Katrina

Posted: October 30, 2012 by April Watkins in Breaking News, Distasters

In the midst of the largest storm to hit the East Coast in written history, let us hope that FEMA performs its job and that federal, state and local governments cooperate to save lives.  Criticism is easy to hurl about during any catastrophe.  With Obama at the helm, it will be interesting to see how America and the media weather Hurricane Sandy.

To my friends in harm’s way tonight, know my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Stay safe.

 

Obama’s indifference to Islamists attacks on US installations around the world is sickening.  While families, friends and colleagues mourn the loss of those killed in these hateful attacks, The White House seems to be running on auto-pilot.

I am outraged!  Americans serving overseas in various embassies, consulates, etc. are being targeted, attacked and murdered by Islamist terrorists.

From WCBM TalkRadio: Clinton Refused To Allow Marines To Cover Embassy, Hired Unarmed Locals

What is the Obama administration doing?

What is the State Department doing?

What is the U.S. Congress doing? 

Apparently, not too damn much!

Reuters reported on Saturday, 15 September 2011 at 4:47 PM that the Sudanese government has now REFUSED to allow a platoon of U.S. Marines to enter the country to protect our ambassadorial interests and citizens.  The Associated Press reported that 4 U.S. troops were killed in a THIRD insider attack on NATO / American forces in Afghanistan over the weekend.   This is in addition to the attacks on our embassies in Egypt, Libya and Yemen which resulted in the death of our Ambassador to Libya and 3 key security personnel. 

The White House website has no mention of these new attacks.

Mobs in Kuwait, Sept 15, 2012

Meanwhile, violent protests by Islamists have erupted at other US consulates and embassies in Tunisia, Morocco, Bangladesh, Germany and Kuwait.  Kuwait of all places! According to the AP report, Kuwaitis surrounded our embassy shouting, “Allah Akbar” and “USA Stop The Bullshit!” after we saved that country from the tyranny of Sadam Hussein and his army’s raping and pillaging of their entire little piece of Middle East turf.

The White House website has no mention of these attacks either.

Both The White House and the State Department do have statements explaining their evacuation of our Middle East embassies, etc. and have posted warnings for Americans in the region.  Gee, thanks! At least that’s more warning than they gave the poor ambassador and his entourage after being alerted to credible threats and a possible attack on the consulate on September 11th.

What more has to happen before we publicly admit that we are in a war with Islam? 

How many more Americans, British and other NATO personnel must die before Americans realize that NOTHING we do in terms of “good faith” efforts, humanitarian aid, and especially FINANCIAL AID will ever change the Muslim view of the West? 

As the President of these United States and as the Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces, Obama should have made a prime-time Presidential address to the nation and the world regarding his outrage at these acts of war.  But… he didn’t.  He met the airplane bringing home the bodies of the slain and made a speech saying…

Photo courtesy of The White House

“…This tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protest in many different countries. I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. We stand for religious freedom. And we reject the denigration of any religion – including Islam.

(yada, yada, yada – then)

“Most of all, we must reaffirm that we will carry on the work of our fallen heroes.

“I know the images on our televisions are disturbing. But let us never forget that for every angry mob, there are millions who yearn for the freedom, and dignity, and hope that our flag represents. That is the cause of America – the ideals that took root in our founding; the opportunity that drew so many to our shores; and the awesome progress that we have promoted all across the globe.

(More yada, yada, yada)

“So with their memory to guide us, we will carry forward the work of making our country stronger, our citizens safer, and the world a better and more hopeful place. Thank you.”

No God be with these men and their families, or God be with our servicemen and women all around the world, and no God Bless America.  Just “Thank You.”

Pitiful leadership.  And that is…Why It Matters.

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For Catholics, it is no secret that the Pope and our United States Council of Bishops have vehemently opposed several acts of the Obama administration that openly attack our First Amendment Right of Freedom of Religion.  Included in these attacks are mandates that are contrary to the basic beliefs of, not only Catholics, but many Christian and Jewish religions.  Many protestant churches and Jewish synagogues have joined Catholics in their fight to maintain their outreach programs to the poor, sick and orphaned which have been threatened to be closed if the programs, hospitals, etc. do not adhere to the various mandates attached to Obamacare.

In an effort to dispel the backlash from the religious voters, the Democratic National Committee orchestrated a counter-measure to establish a conflicting opinion which was perpetrated as fact in order to deceive the public.  See article below from the National Association of American Lay Catholics:

Sr. Simone Campbell speaks at 2012 DNC Convention

Catholic Nun Bears False Witness Against Catholic Bishops at Democratic National Convention

Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK (A national social justice lobby) and “Nuns on the Bus” fame spoke at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In an effort to deceive Catholic voters, Sister Campbell opened her speech with the lie, that the Catholic Bishops stated the Ryan budget failed a basic moral test.

She falsely said:

“Paul Ryan claims his budget reflects the principles of our shared Catholic faith. But the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that the Ryan budget failed a basic moral test, because it would harm families living in poverty.”

The problem is that the Catholic Bishops (Bishops’ Conference or United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)) never stated this. 

Click here for the full story and video.  *Additional note:  The Sister’s video has been taken down from her Network site, however, you can see the full video on the NAALC site.

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In a rare letter sent from Pope Benedict XVI to the American Catholic Bishops, his Holiness calls for American Catholics to wake up and recognize the threats to our religious freedoms which are being whittled away by the Obama Administration.  Below is an excerpt from the address:

“… it is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church’s public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres. The seriousness of these threats needs to be clearly appreciated at every level of ecclesial life. Of particular concern are certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion. Many of you have pointed out that concerted efforts have been made to deny the right of conscientious objection on the part of Catholic individuals and institutions with regard to cooperation in intrinsically evil practices. Others have spoken to me of a worrying tendency to reduce religious freedom to mere freedom of worship without guarantees of respect for freedom of conscience.”

“Here once more we see the need for an engaged, articulate and well-formed CATHOLIC LAITY endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture and with the courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church’s participation in public debate about the issues which are determining the FUTURE OF AMERICAN SOCIETY.”

Click here for the full text from the Vatican. 

If you watched the Democratic National Convention last week, you may have thought that the attempt at honoring America’s veterans was an appropriate patriotic moment.  It SHOULD have been.  However, the DNC planners either did sloppy preparation or flagrantly insulted the United States Military by showing pictures of Russian naval vessels during a speech by retired Admiral John Nathman, a former commander of the US Navy’s Fleet Forces Command.

If this snafu was a mistake, it is inexcusable!  When you are preparing for the convention where a political candidate will be accepting the nomination for the highest office in this nation, YOU DO NOT MAKE MISTAKES!  You check, and double-check every item, every picture, every microphone, every little detail.

Today’s Democrats have shown America their true colors during their 2012 convention.  Whether or not you want to admit it, the “old” Democratic party is GONE.  What we have now is not only Socialist driven, but it is blatantly un-American.

The Navy Times reporter Sam Fellman issued the following article describing the event:

On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.

But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.

While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.

“The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”

Naval experts concluded the background was a photo composite of Russian ships that were overflown by what appear to be U.S. trainer jets. It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention.

A spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee was not able to immediately comment Tuesday, saying he had to track down personnel to find out what had happened.

The veteran who spotted the error and notified Navy Times said he was immediately taken aback.

“I was kind of in shock,” said Rob Barker, 38, a former electronics warfare technician who left the Navy in 2006. Having learned to visually identify foreign ships by their radars, Barker recognized the closest ship as the Kara-class cruiser Kerch.

“An immediate apology [from the committee] would be very nice,” Barker said. “Maybe acknowledge the fact that yes, they screwed up.”

The background — featured in the carefully choreographed hour leading up to the president’s Sept. 6 speech accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination — showed four ships with radar designs not used in the U.S. fleet.

For example, the ship in the foreground, on the far right, has a square radar antenna at the top of its masthead. That is the MR-700 Podberezovik 3-D early warning radar, commonly identified as “Flat Screen” for its appearance, a three-dimensional early warning radar mounted on the Kerch, said Eric Wertheim, editor of “Combat Fleets of the World.”

Similarly, the third ship has a MR-310 “Head Net” air search radar, shaped like two off-set bananas, at its masthead and is mostly likely the guided missile destroyer Smetlivyy. The first two ships seem to be Krivak-class frigates, but it’s hard to discern from the silhouette, experts said.

But the fact they are Russian ships is not in doubt. In addition to the ship’s radar arrays and hulls, which are dissimilar from U.S. warships, the photo features one more give-away: a large white flag with a blue ‘X’ at the ships’ sterns.

Polmar, who authored “The Naval Institute Guide to the Soviet Navy,” recognized the blue ‘X’-mark: “The X is the Cross of St. Andrew’s, which is a Russian Navy symbol,” Polmar said. (An anchored U.S. warship, by contrast, flies the American flag on its stern.)

Based on this specific group of these ship types, one naval expert concluded that this was most likely a photo of the Black Sea Fleet.

“Ships are all Black Sea Fleet,” A. D. Baker III, a retired Office of Naval Intelligence analyst, told Navy Times after looking at the image. “These four ships, at the time the photo was taken, constituted the entire major surface combatant component of the Black Sea Fleet,” Baker said, noting the photo was likely to be six years old or older. (The Kerch is now on the list to be scrapped, Baker said.)

Barker, the former sailor who first spotted the errors, believes the seven aircraft streaking by are F-5 jets, a trainer used by the U.S. Navy. Asked to explain how he reached that conclusion, the former airplane spotter ticked off a list: “Twin engine, single rudder, with hard points on the wingtips, with that silhouette is going to make them F-5s.”

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