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Benghazi was just a crappy town in a crappy country, “global warming” was called “global cooling,”  and Kermit Gosnell was just another abortionist. Also: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz occasionally washed her hair. Now: Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
 
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Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • RonWillison

    I always enjoy the satire Ben. Unfortunately I am tired of all the dancing around the root cause of America’s woes. Being a bit of a shut in. The hours days and years spent witnessing and vetting the news from all over the world that flows across my screen. The result of that causes things that do not, when they should. To become big noisy red flags. For instance. The complete lack of noise from anybody in high places of our three branches of government on the sheer in your face election fraud, rigging and voter suppression that took place during the Republican primary season. Not to mention the adverse side effects that abomination has caused. The numbers of military connected personnel committing suicide after getting home are off the charts compared to the other wars America has been involved with. Do you suppose that the American soldiers who’s campaign contribution’s to Ron Paul’s run for the Oval Office that totalled more than all the other wannabees combined. Just might be a factor in those alarming numbers. Which by the way was put to bed and out of the public discourse with the photo op that aired once of Obama and a few house members that said they were going to throw some money at the problem,(ie) Mental health care and etc. It was Obama’s “We have to give our vets a stake in America” speech. I know what it would do to me emotionally in the soldiers shoes that had done all the horrible things to others that war makes you do. Only to watch the government that sent me there say to me “Sorry about your luck soldier. You money is no good in America. Ron Paul is not allowed anywhere near the Oval Office. We have been told to make sure that he is UNELECTABLE. Which they did. You can trust and believe that because nobody in any high office is going to address the issue. Our mentally broken children that followed orders and bravely put themselves in harms way for God Country Ma and apple pie. Will be showing up and living on a freeway offramps near you, and in numbers that will make the VietNam basket cases look like they never even existed.

    • unbridled

      Well said Ron. I’m a VietNam vet. I wouldn’t give the lying scum that finds it’s way into office the satisfaction of removing myself from their path. I’m no youngster but I would go down fighting for OUR country intead of some sh!t hole just to make money for the scum that would otherwise have to eat their own newly developed weapons….TJG.

      • hippybiker

        The world doesn’t hate us, they hate the scum that are ruining OUR country.

        • Bob666

          Why do you think that is Steven?

          • FreedomFighter

            Back to dark abyss you climbed out of boob666

            Laus DeoSemper FI

          • Bob666

            Yo French Fry,
            You are so very clever……………….

            Lapis reprobatus caput anguli

          • FreedomFighter

            Don’t think so. Back to the darkness to your master and beg for a crumb from his table.

            Laus DeoSemper FI

          • Bob666

            Yo French Fry,

            As Ronald Regan said, there you go again.

            You make a lot of assumptions and you prove daily what happens to people that make assumptions.

            I am square with my creator, are you?

            In Deo fiducia vinces

          • Ted Crawford

            A stultus vir, stulius sentantia! boob666

          • Bob666

            Yo Teddy
            stultus nisi quod ipse facit, nil rectum putat.

          • mac12sam12

            Your tin horn dictator.

          • Bob666

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            I don’t have a dictator of any kind.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Why do you think differently? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “The greatest discoveries in science have been made by Christian philosophers and there is the most knowledge in those countries where there is the most Christianity.”
            Benjamin Rush
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            Ratifier of the Constitution
            Devout Christian

          • Bob666

            Sammy,

            Benjamin Rush,

            Rush’s teaching career and medical practice continued till the end of his life. He became the Professor of medical theory and clinical practice at the consolidated University of Pennsylvania in 1791, where he was a popular figure at the height of his influence in medicine and in social circles. He was also a social activist, a prominent advocate for the abolition of slavery, an advocate for scientific education for the masses, including women, and for public medical clinics to treat the poor.

            Benjamin Rush was a regular writer, and many notes about the less well known signers of the Declaration come from his observations on the floor of congress. Other members of congress, Franklin, and John Adams foremost, had some harsh observations to make about Rush. He was handsome, well-spoken, a gentleman and a very attractive figure-he was also a gossip and was quick to rush to judgment about others. He was supremely confident of his own opinion and decisions, yet shallow and very unscientific in practice. His chief accomplishment as a physician was in the practice of bleeding the patient. It was said that he considered bleeding to be a cure for nearly any ailment. Even when the practice began to decline, he refused to reconsider the dangers of it. He died at the age of 68 at his home in Philadelphia, the most celebrated physician in America.

            I have found nothing about Benjamin Rush being a
            Devout Christian

          • vicki

            You didn’t try very hard then.

            http://www.biblebelievers.com/Bible_in_schools.html
            http://www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/benjaminrush.html
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Rush

            and approx 600,000 more. And that was just from searching his name and the word religion.

            http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devout
            Especially from the first link he seems pretty devout to me.

          • Bob666

            Gee Vicki,
            From a site called “biblebelievers” I can’t imagine why? Do you believe all web sites?
            From the second site:
            One of many causes of insanity he noted was intense study of “imaginary objects of knowledge” such as “researches into the meaning of certain prophecies in the Old and New Testaments.” LMAO.
            “I have ventured to transfer the spirit of inquiry (from my profession) to religion, in which, if I have no followers in my opinions (for I hold most of them secretly), I enjoy the satisfaction of living in peace with my own conscience, and, what will surprise you not a little, in peace with all denominations of Christians, for while I refuse to be the slave of any sect, I am a friend of them all. . . . [My own religion] is a compound of the orthodoxy and heterodoxy of most of our Christian churches.”

            Still not sure that I would call him Devout.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Say Bob, why don’t you also look at these?
            http://www.adherents.com/people/pr/Benjamin_Rush.html
            http://www.jesusuncensored.com/benjamin_rush.html
            I would call him a devout Christian. I’m surprised you haven’t called him a mason yet. Ooops! He wasn’t. In fact, why don’t you read this? This shows how Americans are starting to believe about the same way as our Christian founders did about fighting against a tyrannical government.
            http://www.freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/armed-revolution-nearly-one-third-of-voters-say-it-might-be-needed/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “I am a Christian. I believe only ion the Scriptures, and in Jesus Christ my Savior.”
            Charles Thomson
            Secretary of the Continental Congress, Designer of the Great Seal of the United States, was one of two who signed the initial draft of the Declaration of Independence approved by Congress. Devout Christian

          • Bob666

            Well Sammy,

            This is where it gets interesting and Vicki helps me make a point (who would have guessed). Your first web site claims that he is a Presbyterian and that was news to me, being raised in the Presbyterian church and getting a pretty good education on famous Presbyterians, he never came up.

            Vicki’s sources claim that Rush was acquainted with a number of prominent Universalists and Unitarian churches? The only thing that ALL of these web sites agree on is; he was one of the founding fathers, he was a physician and a Christian, but I also believe Devout is in the eye of the beholder.

            As for Freemasonry and Mr. Rush, I have never claimed that he belonged to a lodge and never will since there is no evidence that I have ever seen that would claim that he was and Masonic History is pretty well documented-Mr. Rush does not exist there.

            Where you and I have had our major disagreements is the claim that 100% of our founding fathers were Christians and your most recent post have added the term Devout in front of Christian. I have always claimed the vast majority were in fact Christians of various degrees of faith.

            One hundred years from now, if anyone truly cares, there might be sightings as well as documentation of Bob666 attending church two to three times a year because it is true. But I think that we would both agree that no one to date has any reason to claim that I am a devout Christian.

            I tend to look for consistency of facts in the research that I do and I suspect that is because my primary occupation in engineering requires proven facts to work with. Based on the six web sites that I have looked at today, three were religious based, two were not and one was historical based. The details on Rush’s religious views were the least consistent in all six.

          • vicki

            I provided you the definition of Devout. I can only show you the door. You must open it. :)

          • Bob666

            The definition of Devout is fine, it is the context on how it is used that we disagree on-that why we have so many lawyers in our society.

          • vicki

            You are welcome to your opinion as to the proper use of devout. That it does not match with either Samuri nor myself nor the dictionary (all of which do match) is not overly surprising.

          • Bob666

            As you are welcomed to yours as well. I have a very healthy respect for the term “Devout” and use it sparingly. as far as your view shared by Sammy, well in other parts of the world-you might just be in the minority.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Thank you Vicki. Maybe Bob may learn something from this, cough, cough, cough. Maybe he will, cough, cough, cough. Bob, how does it feel to be put back in your place by God believing patriots and the dictionary? Neeeeed to study more about our founding fathers. Here is a site you can go to in order to perform this mission.
            http://www.wallbuilders.com
            There are many others, but I’ll just start you off with a Christian historian that tells our history the way it really was, not the revisionist history that you spew onto this site. Here is an article about your kind of woman.
            http://www.politichicks.tv/column/nanny-pelosi-unleashed/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            “The Americans are the first people whom Heaven has favored with an opportunity of deliberating upon and choosing the forms of government under which they should live.”
            John Jay
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

          • Bob666

            Oh Space Alien Sammy,

            I deal with real facts that are verified as accurate, not off of revisionist Christian web sites that can’t match facts. My sources are real and well documented. They don’t mention space aliens controlling anyone and I would think that space aliens are contrary to your religious views?? yet that is your source-no moon landings by NASA?

            And just to remind you,,,, again (was it a head injury or senility) I am not a democrat and never cared for Nancy at all. Posting crap like that only makes you out to be a bigger fool, but hey, I guess that you are getting use to it!

            I believe that I have a far greater respect for the term “Devout” that you and Vicki do:

            “I concur with you strictly in your opinion of the comparative merits of atheism and demonism, and really see nothing but the latter in the being worshipped by many who think themselves Christians”.

            -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard Price, Jan. 8, 1789 (Richard Price had written to TJ on Oct. 26. about the harm done by religion and wrote “Would not Society be better without Such religions? Is Atheism less pernicious than Demonism?”)

            Thomas Jefferson-“Devout Christian”?
            I agree with one other poster, you bring nothing original to this site other than repeating things that you hear from other people.

        • JeffH

          Steven Churchill, I have to agree with you on that. As American citizens we have become the “colatterally hated Americans” by those that despise America for all of the subversive interference our government has perpetrated on other countries…all in the name of “democracy”…so they say.

          Now there’s talk of “arming the rebels” in Syria…which means only one thing…supplying the guns and ammo to more Islamist extremists that will be used against each other as well as any kind of Democracy building…including the USA.

          One certainty is that Muslim Islamists have no desire for peace under any circumstances…Muslims want a world in which Sharia Law and dhimmitude work together hand in hand.

          Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Islamic Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades.

          The chickens have come home to roost!

          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

          Albert Einstein

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            True that! True that! Anyone can tell that Islam is not a religion of peace, but of war, death, and destruction. It is more like a cult, not a religion. In fact, it has been proven that Obama bin Laden may have hired terrorist to Guard our people at Benghazi.
            http://www.freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/state-department-hired-al-queda-to-defend-diplomatic-mission-in-benghazi/
            What else is new with this current pretender’s administration? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “I verily believe that Christianity is necessary to support a civil society and shall ever attend to its institutions and acknowledge its precepts as the pure and natural sources of private and social happiness.”
            Joseph Story

    • FreedomFighter

      Well said, but be assured a time will come when you will need to man-up again, but this time you will be fighting for God, Country, Ma and apple pie. — if you have not already join OathKeepers.

      Great 8 as usual Ben, that Demona Swatstika Shultz scares me — medusa snake hair is very scary.

      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        As to your remark about Deb Shultz, D’oh! :-) :-) :-) Here is an article, from a reliable news source, about how there is a war against Christians in the army. I guess that Obama bin Laden and his ally satan Want all Christians out of the army. Christians won’t fire of American citizens, ergo, they are against everything that has made this country great. I’m sure that Karl Marx would be proud of this administration.
        http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/open-hostility-to-christians-in-u-s-military/
        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
        “The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.”
        Benjamin Rush

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      I understand what you are saying. I’ll join up with those numbers. I don’t believe in the way our country is going. It is going against our Constitution and our Christian founding fathers. We need to get all God fearing patriots together, across this great land, to go out and vote many of these people out in 2014 and 2016. They say they want Hitlery to run for president in 2016. God help us if she does. Here is an article telling us where our enemy lives.
      http://www.westernjournalism.com/the-enemy-within-lives-at-the-white-house/
      FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
      “One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is part of the Common Law. There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying at its foundations.”
      Joseph Story
      U.S. Congressman, U.S. Supreme Court Justice appointed by President James Madison, Father of American Jurisprudence, Devout Christian.

      • Hugh Jordan

        I agree that the US desperately needs wise conservative leadership. It essential that the GOP starts nominating brilliant patriots for high office and put many of the side show freaks that have usurped the party out to pasture. Bachmann, Palin, Santorum, et alt., with their anti science, anti intellectual rhetoric are not helping.

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          What does science have to do with our country going by our Constitution and Christian founding? Bachman was reelected, people are signing petition to have Palin run for Senator of Alaska, Santorum has drifted too far left, but we do need intellectual people to be in our government. Maybe we can get Condi Rice to run for president. Maybe Mitch Daniels, Rand Paul, or some other person could fill the bill. Here is a video with a woman trying to set Obama bin Laden straight.
          http://www.conservativevideos.com/2013/05/nra-commentator-challenges-obama-to-stop-victimizing-women/
          She makes sense in her arguement against unconstitutional gun control. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
          “The examples of holy men teach us that we should seek Him with fasting and prayer, with penitent confession of our sins, and hope in His mercy through Jesus Christ the Great Redeemer.”
          Jonathan Trumbull
          Judge, Legislator, Governor of Connecticut, Confidant of George Washington and called “Brother Jonathan” by him, devout Christian.

          • Hugh Jordan

            Science has been a part of the American spirit since the founding of our country. Ben Franklin’s experiments in electricity led to our modern age of electronics and all the conveniences we take for granted. Thomas Jefferson pursued many sciences and pioneered improvements in agriculture and architecture. Ely Whitney’s invention of mass production helped us win the Revolution. His cotton gin improved the economy of the US. Robert Fulton’s steam engine changed transportation. Americans invented iron clad ships, submarines, powered flight, the radio, television, polio vaccine, etc.. Astronomers like Robert Goddard helped us understand the universe. American genius took man to the moon. Science is at the core of American being and makes the world better for all humanity.

            That is why when I hear Bachmann, Palin, and a host of other clueless dolts rant like fools it is an embarrassment. Bobby Jindal was right – “We have to stop being the party of stupid.”

            If we, as a nation, are going to compete with other nations around the world we had best be number one in science. It is our strength and our protection. We ignore science at our peril.

            Consider the most fundamentalist group on the planet, the Taliban. From their perspective they have love of country and love God as they understand it. However their profound ignorance and rejection of science makes them the dangerous destructive force they are in the world.

            Fundamentalism in all forms can be a dangerous things as is science without the wisdom to apply it for the good of mankind.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            I agree with what you have said about the scientific achievements of this country and the individuals you talked about in your post. It is also true that we need to keep up in science and not fall behind others. What I meant was that our founding was not based on science, though it is good to have that knowledge, but we were founded on Christian principles, Biblical Law taken directly from the Old and New Testiments, our laws based on the 10 Commandments, and a deep, rich belief in nature and nature’s God. Don’t get me wrong, some of the people you mentioned may not know much about science, but isn’t it more important for them to know our Christian founding and our Constitution? Here is something telling how Obama bin Laden knows who planned the terrorist attack at the embassy in Benghazi.
            http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/05/01/fox-news-features-libya-whistleblower-who-asserts-we-know-who-perpet
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “I flatter myself you will be what I wish, but don’t be so much flatterer as to relax of your application – don’t forget to be a Christian. I have said much to you on this head, and I hope an indelible impression is made.”
            Jacob Broom
            Letter to his son attending Princeton University
            Legislator, singer of the Constitution, devout Christian.

          • Bob666

            Very well stated sir!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4DW23G4VU2HJAPBFZ7OHNC2FVY John

        Folks, voting is not working since the Soros fraud machine is so well entrenched. Ovomit did not win the election, there has been so much fraud uncovered and that number is less than 10% of how much there actually was. We are very close to total collapse and civil war. That is why the gun grab. So we cannot defend ourselves against the Muslim pig. It will come down to who does our military support, them, or us. The more atheist ovomit gets into the military the more the military will side with them.

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          True that! True that! Here is something showing how DHS wants to increase their stockpiles of ammunition.
          http://www.infowars.com/dhs-seeks-millions-more-rounds-of-ammunition/
          FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
          “On the mercy of my Redeemer I rely for salvation and on His merits, not on the works I have done in obedience to His precepts.”
          Charles Carroll
          Singer of the Declaration of Independence, delegate to the Constitutional Convention, framer of the Bill of Rights, U.S. Senator, devout Christian.

  • dan

    You’ve got it Ron…you can’t play by the rules against those who won’t . Unfortunately,
    confrontation with ‘authority’ presents a moral dilemma for those who are predispositionaly obedient…hence the self-destruction. They have believed the lie that our adversary is not evil , malevolent and worthy of destruction but rather that THEY should destroy themselves for even contemplating resistance….even Ron Paul chose to be passive rather than fight. I grew up with Quakers and the Amish…but the way to deal with bullies and despots is to pray for your enemies and then crush them.

  • Al Chemist

    Love the satire. I also love the fact that it is going to piss off a lot of liberals who read it. Keep it up!

    • Robbie

      Oh I don’t know about pissing off liberals. I’m liberal – in fact a socialist – and yet I find Ben’s rants to be not only perceptive but usually quite funny as well. I actually look forward to them. He has a very keen mind.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4DW23G4VU2HJAPBFZ7OHNC2FVY John

        So you are for the total destruction of our country? An Atheist? A true christian cannot be a democrat/socialist! Didn’t serve our country either did you?

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          D’oh! :-) :-) :-) FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!
          You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
          “Respect your country always. Respect your government, when they earn it.”
          Samuel Clemons

        • Robbie

          Firstly as I have noted in other threads I am Canadian. As far as wanting the “total destruction” of your country I have no idea where that contention comes from. I am very pro American and consider America to be the best nation on earth in several ways. Can you explain why you would say that? And as far as what it is to be a “true Christian” I suggest you read the Sermon on the Mount in the Book of Mathew. There is a very good set of reasons to suggest that Jesus was a socialist.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor, robbie (?). That was a bald faced one. What Jesus said in His teachings was giving from the heart, not having government robbing Peter to pay Paul. Here is an article thaty would make Jesus smile.
            http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/06/obama-admin-gives-up-forcing-bible-publisher-to-obey-hhs-mandate/
            This should make you happy too> But alas! There is no God or Jesus in you. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            ou need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “Woe unto them that harm the innocent, for it would be better that a millweight be placed around their neck and they be cast into the sea.”
            Jesus Christ
            *Don’t sound socialist to me.

          • Robbie

            How about caring for the sick and the poor and the downtrodden and scorning the money lenders? Kind of left wing no?

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            No, it isn’t. Actually the left wing wackos believe in taxing hard working citizens to pay for these people, but Jesus said to give from your heart. He did not say tax the people into submission and tell them lies about where their money is going. Also, when Jesus cleaned the temple, that would be of a conservative, not libtard, nature. Going by morals, ethics, and traditions tend to be conservative traits. In fact, here is something that is OK by the 5th column.
            http://www.politicaloutcast.com/2013/05/abortion-horror-hits-michigan-when-decapitated-head-found-left-in-womb/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
            George Washington
            1st U.S. President
            Commander of the Continental Armies
            Devout Christian

    • Karolyn

      Why would inane humor piss off liberals? Because conservatives can’t handle Jon Stewart? (Who Crystal does not hold a candle too).

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        SSDD, eh Karolyn? You don’t like what Ben says, so you go to the personal attack. Classic 5th column strategy. Here is a video that tells how the show “Inside Edition” may have exposed Obama bin Laden for the pretender he really is.
        http://www.westernjournalism.com/inside-edition-helps-prove-obama-indonesisan-citizen-named-barry-soertoro/
        We already knew this since 2008, but why has nothing been done about the pretender? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
        “The greatest enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effective means of limiting Christianity from the world then by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools.”
        Benjamin Rush

  • nc

    Al, I am a liberal who can hardly wait until Saturdays to view the limp “humor” of Ben Crystal here in “anger central”!! Ben does not “piss me off” but rather gives me further insight into what right wingers fear and hate and want to see ridiculed with weak sight gags and weaker jokes!
    Playing here in the backwoods of public exposure will probably be the high water mark of Ben’s “comedy” career! He’s a delightful target but not real funny!

    • Ted Crawford

      Perfect rant nc, nothing substantive, nothing directly addressable, nothing specific, your Uncles, Mao, Stalin, Alinsky, would all be proud of you Comrade!

      • Bob666

        But Teddy,
        The sad thing is, he tends to make far more sense than you do.

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          At least he is trying to describe the situation, while you just attack people. Not the mark of a former professor. Here is an article describing another of Obama bin Laden’s appointees.
          http://www.lastresistance.com/2050/another-uncovered-chicago-crook-nominated-to-obamas-cabinet/
          I guess that birds of a feather do flock together. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
          “Shun all giddy, loose, and wicked company; they will corrupt and lead you into vice and bring you to ruin. Seek the company of sober, virtuous and good people which will lead you to solid happiness.”
          Thomas Stone
          Signer of the Declaration of Independence
          Delegate to the Constitutional Convention
          Devout Christian

          • Bob666

            Sorry Sammy,
            Just because I call it as I see it does not make it an attack.

        • Ted Crawford

          You Sir, are like those Winston Churchill described; ” Men occasionally stumble over the truth, most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened”

          • Bob666

            Yo Teddy,
            if what you are trying to say is that NC comes off with far more sense and reason than you do, well then you are correct.

      • nc

        Ted, I am as American as you will ever be! Born on a mill village 77 years ago! Joined the Marine Corps! Took the oath to protect the US Constitution! Then took an oath on three other occasions to protect the US Consttiution and worked for 35 years doing so without ANYONE ever questioning my dedication to that oath!
        The problem with conservatives is that they think they own the Constitution and Patriotism and women bodies and workers rights! They don’t! Read the Constitution! I have seen poor people literally work themselves to death to provide for their families for pennies an hour and loved this country every day of their life and sent sons and daughters to fight for it!
        My heroes are not Russian leaders but IKE,FDR., JFK, BHO AND TED WILLIAMS! BUT NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER! OLE TED COULD SWING THAT BAT!

        • Ted Crawford

          You left out a couple on your list of heros, most notably the Primary one, Woodrow Wilson, the first true Socialist President!
          You are correct, of course, I DO claim ownership of the Constitution! As should EVERY American! It is a gift, from our Ancestors, bought at a HUGH price! I was fortunate enough to have served for 5 1/2 years before being disabled by a mortar round at An Loc..
          I also grew up in one of those families you spew your sympathy on. That’s NOT what they need! Your continuous, ever increasing, seemingly unending hand-outs do little in the long term save weaken the will of those who, only require a hand-up, encouragement and acceptance!
          I was lucky, early in my life an Uncle and a young Teacher helped me to understand I had a choice; I could remain in that pit intentionally dug by your Heros(?), accept the label ” Welfare Mexican” ( my lineage is actually Italian, but bigots aren’t particular), and lead the life you describe, or I could keep my own council and believe in myself and Maybe, just Maybe change that expected destiny! I never made it to the 1% but it wasn’t because I held any contempt for them, and it wasn’t due to any lack of effort!
          I reserve my contempt for your “heros”(?), at least your Political ones! For example, just which class of Americans do you think will be hurt first and worst, by Obama’s Immigration(?) (amnesty) Program? Who, really, will be the most negatively impacted if that Neanderthal Trumpka is successful at raising the minimum wage to $15, $16, or $20 per hour?
          Perhaps many, even most, ordinary citizens truly believe that these Progressive policies “aid” the poor, THEY DO JUST THE OPPOSITE! As currently structured and administered, and they weree INTENTIONALLY structured in that fashion for that purpose! ” The American Republic will endure, UNTILL (emphsis added) , the politicians realize they can bribe the People with their own money!” Alexis de Tocqueville
          ” To be thrown upon one’s own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune, for our faculties undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptable” Ben Franklin! I can and do attest, from empirical knowledge not academic theory that , while very difficult , it is the truth! Even more importantly, IT’S WORTH EVERY BIT OF THE EFFORT! While I owe many people a very hearty THANK YOU, I’m beholding to no one!
          Obama is the most disgusting excuse for a President in my lifetime and certainly since Wilson himself!

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        I second that motion! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
        “All the evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
        Noah Webster

  • Bob666

    Well,

    As I said, Ben needs a day job.

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      SSDD, eh Bob? You’re getting to be boring. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
      “I call on the State of Massachusetts to pray that all nations may know and be obedient to that grace and truth which came by Jesus Christ.”
      Caleb Strong
      Delegate to the Constitutional Convention
      Ratifier of the Constitution
      U.S. Senator
      Governor of Massachusetts
      Devout Christian

      • Bob666

        Oh Sammy,
        So is Ben.

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          You are free to leave anytime you want to. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
          “A patriot must be a religious man.”
          Thomas Jefferson

          • Bob666

            Sammy,
            Both of us are free to leave any time.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            I’ve been on this site for 4 years and I have no intention of leaving any time soon. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
            Ronald Reagan

          • Bob666

            On Sammy,
            Good for you! But you need to understand that I can’t find anything in the requirements for this site regarding tenure giving you the right to tell people to leave. There are a couple of things that you might consider accepting:
            First, Life is what you make it and if you come after me with some stupid or insulting comments-I will reciprocate in kind, but in a way that gets your attention. Show respect and you shall receive it back.

            Finally. If you come to me with facts, I will review and consider them, but call me a liar when or if you disagree with me or make other demeaning comments and I will call you out for unchristian behavior. You have demonstrated some pretty unchristian behavior this site on several occasions and If you want to shove your beliefs down people’s throats, then you will be held accountable as well.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Sticks and stone may brake my bones, but your words will never hurt me. Speaking of facts, when have you posted any? You tend to post no sources to back up what you are saying, thus not being able to tell if they are facts or not. I seem to remember doing such things for my many term papers in college. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “The true Christian is the true citizen.”
            Theodore Roosevelt
            *BTW respect, like everything else, is earned. You are not entitled to anything you do not earn. I even taught my 4 kids this.

          • Bob666

            Well Sammy,

            “You tend to post no sources to back up what you are saying, thus not being able to tell if they are facts or not”

            Pick one of my post that was not backed up with credible sources! I am still waiting for the sources on Jefferson and Washington being Devout Christians????? Like the space aliens and Freemasonry!

            “I seem to remember doing such things for my many term papers in college”
            That is the difference between you an me-you would not have made it in the schools I went to, survival of the fittest!

            Your wife must have done a fine job raising your kids, it is obvious that you were not a factor.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            I have already posted a site about Washington before and you said you marked it to look at later. Second, by how you attack Freedom Fighter, Vicki, Alondra, myself, as well as others, you seem to be a bully. I despise bullies. I could have made it throught the schools you attended in the past. My children could also. They attended military (on base) and public schools till I retired in 2005. None of my 4 kids, all of whom have had all A’s in school, 1 graduated sigma cum laode, 1 will graduate in January, 1 will start college this August, 1 is a sophomore in high school, act the way you do towards anyone. I guess I helped to raise them pretty good. I do agree that my wife did a good job, but unlike you, was there every day except for Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Just Cause. Needs of the army. You make yourself out to be a big person, but, in fact, you are actually a very little person. Enough of this nonsense. You say things about seniority? I just posted how long I have been on this site. Am I forcing you to leave? No, I’m not. If you don’t like what is being said or posted, then don’t answer or go to another thread. Believe me, you are not the kind of person we want to see on this thread or site. Lastly, since you always seem to berate Ben about his humor or other things, just remember that doing this could get you banned from this site. Just ask about Eddie47D and many others that have fallen by the way side. You sure don’t act like a former professor, let alone a teacher. Knock off the nonsense and stay on subject. To make sure I am staying on subject, here is an article showing how the libturds/progturds are jumping ship and are backing the eligibility case against Obama bin Laden.
            http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/roy-moore-making-eligibility-backers-desperate/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “…to attain a serious end it behooves not to stop at any means or count the victims sacrificed for the sake of that end.”
            The Wise Elders of Zion
            Protocol 15

          • Bob666

            Oh Sammy,
            You gave me one source, and your sources tend to be out there-like space aliens????
            “Second, by how you attack Freedom Fighter, Vicki, Alondra, myself, as well as others” Well Sammy, with the exception of Alondra, When you attack me-First, I am will hit you back, it’s the way I was raised as I went to school on military bases as the son of a military officer.
            “you seem to be a bully. I despise bullies”
            I am not a Bully-at all, but if you hit me, you are going to remember how hard I hit you back and from the tone of your various post, I left a mark or two on you. I stand up to bullies-it is the way I was raised.
            “I could have made it throught the schools you attended in the past”. I did not just attend-I graduated. But you have to get accepted first. Let me remind you of your comments about my education-School of losers? and you call me a Bully? You are also the one who made comments about turning in papers in college with out sources.
            I have sat back for over a month now as you accused me of stalking you and I have only responded to you, but yet you keep coming back again and again!
            ” You make yourself out to be a big person, but, in fact, you are actually a very little person. Enough of this nonsense” I am an average American, a patriot who votes in every election. I have been a job creator, paid a mountain of taxes and will leave the world a better place than I found it. A big person, not really. A good person, many who know me say that I am. I don’t believe any of us can be objective in how others view us and Just maybe you need to ask yourself that question?
            “I just posted how long I have been on this site” Yes you did. “Am I forcing you to leave? No, I’m not. “If you don’t like what is being said or posted, then don’t answer or go to another thread” you sir could do the very same, but you feel compelled to attack people that you don’t agree with-but that’s OK because you are always right-wrong is not an option, remember?
            “Lastly, since you always seem to berate Ben about his humor or other things, just remember that doing this could get you banned from this site” That is true, it could, but I Believe that you are once again, -wrong. One of your buddies on this site made the comment that people like me (and many others) make this site more alive. Bob Livingston is smart, I believe he wants debate and civil conflict-it spurs a better debate.
            “To make sure I am staying on subject, here is an article showing how the libturds/progturds are jumping ship and are backing the eligibility case against Obama bin Laden”.
            Well, that is so special. So staying on task is bashing democrats and calling the president cute little names-How very Christian and how Mature is that? Most people look at that as pretty sad, are you stomping your feet like a five year old while doing that??
            “You sure don’t act like a former professor, let alone a teacher. Knock off the nonsense and stay on subject” In my classroom, we deal with facts-proven facts with out political bias. We solve problems in my class room and I teach out of the box thinking-with facts.
            Sammy,
            Your problem is; you believe what you choose to believe. I believe the facts, accept them even if I don’t like them and move towards a solution. People like you just want you find fringe web sites that spur paranoia, innuendo & churn the same old conspiracy theories. If PLD was full of people just like you, it would it be another fringe and boring right wing site. Bob Livingston knows that people like me challenge his contributors to be better and work harder. Maybe one day Ben will get there, I keep hoping that he will.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Long rant and very boring. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.”
            Daniel Webster
            Devout Christian

          • Bob666

            Yea Sammy, I figured it was probably out of your reach of comprehension. Maybe next time I will use pictures and words with no more than two syllables to get and keep your attention.

            Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear.

            -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

  • boyscout

    Good routine Ben.
    Surely comedy is your venue.

    • Karolyn

      ROFLMAO! Surely you jest!

  • ridge runner

    Keep electing Demorats and keep leaving Rinos in any office, and the root cause of America’s woes only get worse. Demorats always pass a spending increase on everyone and everything with more regulations since the party was formed. RINOs have the compromise BS sydrome ingrained between their ears, which doesn’t work with liberal pukes, who only compromise if they get everything they want. Just look at the muslim marxist and his spoil dictator attitutude, the wrld has to sicko dictators behaving and being pukes, Hue Flung Dung and Onumnutts, One a short fat mental freak and the other, a crossbred,marxist wanna be dictator puke, but both hate the USA, and want America destroyed, only difference is the muslim wants to be the dictator of the UN controlled world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Jean Buchanan

    From cabbages to kings… I asked a soldier today who was in Iraq, would you shoot American civilians?? His answer was ‘Hell no!!” It is to be hoped that they all feel the same way and not fall under the spell of the greasy uncouth lying latte one who has successfully, I might add, corrupted the Pentagon with his thugs and minions. I wait to see whether the rest of the military are going to draw a line in the sand and stand up as one and shout “ENOUGH ALREADY” and frog march these b@stards down the stairs of government – Hell who knows maybe Gitmo will still be there waiting for them..

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Two groups still value life and those are Christians and Jews. They have been deemed inconsequential in the public sphere. If orders are ever given to soldiers or police to go after our own population, these two groups would still be the holdouts. Why else would Christians and Jews be demonized by the Dems/Progs/Leftists and eased out of their positions? All those that hate God love Death.

      • Karolyn

        Just because somebody doesn’t believe in God it does not mean they hate “him.” How could they hate something they don’t believe in. And what does not believing in God have to do with loving death? Not that there’s anything wrong with death. Flawed logic here.

        • Nadzieja Batki

          Yours is the flawed something or other because you have not presented any logic.

          • Karolyn

            Quite the contrary. Just answer me why does it mean somebody “loves” death because they don’t believe in “God?” There simply is NO logic there.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            For a man cannot serve 2 masters. For he will love the one and hate the other or he will cling to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon. I’m sure you remember this one Karolyn? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “Jesus Christ has in the clearest manner inculcated those duties which are productive of the highest moral felicity and consistent with all the innocent enjoyments, to which we are impelled by the dictates of nature. Religion (Christianity), when fairly concidered in its genuine simplicity and uncorrupted state, is the source of endless rapture and delight.”
            Zephaniah Swift
            U.S. Congressman
            Diplomat
            Author of America’s First Legal Text (1795)
            Devout Christian

          • Karolyn

            Now here is a very logical statement for you from Abraham-Hicks

            “Your world is pointing toward an insistence on conformity which is causing you enormous grief. It’s what’s at the heart of all of your religious battles, and religious battles are what are at the heart of all of your battles. In other words, all of your wars and global irritation with one another are over your determination to promote sameness. Your democracy insists that it’s the only government that works. And every religion (it’s interesting to note) proclaims that it is the only one that works.”

          • Bob666

            Yo Nads,
            Simply Wow! you take a shot over someone else’s logic?

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Isn’t freedom of speech great? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “We gave you a republic, if you can keep it.”
            Benjamin Franklin
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

          • Bob666

            It is wonderful as it allows people like you to expose your lack of common sense and great difficulties to the world!

            “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”. — Benjamin Franklin, American writer, humorist, ambassador, inventor and Freemason and yes an occasional church goer, but far from “Devout”.

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        True that! True that! Here is an article describing our 200 year war with Islam.
        http://www.politicaloutcast.com/2013/05/boston-and-americas-200-year-war-with-islam/
        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
        “Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy.”
        Benjamin Rush

    • Robbie

      No one has ordered American soldiers to shoot Americans. I don’t know where you get your information but clearly you should be seeking out reality based news sources.

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Here is some good news about a governor standing for the people’s God-given rights written in the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.
        http://www.washington.times.com/news/2013/may/2/attorney-general-eric-holder-kansas-gov-sam-brownb/#ixzz2SBX1VDmd
        It seems that governors of red states still believe in the Constitution and the ones in blue states only believe in enslaving the people. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
        “The Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.”
        Benjamin Rush

        • Robbie

          I just don’t get the relevance of your comment. I was noting that no one was ordering soldiers to shoot Americans which the article claimed. Then you answered me with some opinions about the Bible. What’s up with that noise?

          • Bob666

            Yo Robbie,
            Samurai is a moving target, there will never be a point of relevance.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            The personal attack. Classic 5th colum strategy. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “”The moral principles and precepts found in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.”
            Noah Webster

          • Bob666

            As I have said Sammy, you are a moving target. I have tried very hard to have a rational debate with you about anything. To date, you have called me a liar more than once, likened a very honorable organization that I have spent my life in as having ties to communism, socialism and my personal favorite-space aliens.

            You have questioned my patriotism, service to my country, education and occupation and my personal favorite; accused me of being a paid shill.

            You have accused me of stalking you and in the last several weeks, I have only responded to you when you have taken shots at me and recently, called me a bully.

            Personally, I am not sure that it is possible to deal with you unless one holds your views 100%. That is why you are a moving target.
            http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/politicalcartoons/ig/Tea-Party-Cartoons/Tea-Party-Tin-Foil-Hat.1-NX.htm

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            A moving target is harder to hit, but it seems you don’t know that. Here is an article and video showing how Sheriff Joe has proven that Obama bin Laden is just a pretender.
            http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/sheriff-joe-injects-new-life-into-obama-eligibility/
            Just another nail in the coffin of the 5th column pretender. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior.”
            John Quincy Adams 1837
            President of the U.S.
            Devout Christian

          • Ted Crawford

            WOW ! Such a far reaching visionary! “Why shut that barn door,all the livestock is still inside”! After the fashion of Neville Chamberlain; ” Peace In Our Time!” just before Hitler shoved WWII up the Cowardly Incompetent’s backside!
            Once the shooting has started it’s a very bad time to see if your weapon is loaded!

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Since you posted about soldiers shhoting unarmed Americans, the source I posted shows that the people of Kansas will not be unarmed. Ergo, the army will not take them on, even if ordered to do so. Next, the Bible has a great deal to do with this, as the Christians and Jews in the army will not openly fire on anyone. The atheists might, but those who believe in God will not. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
            “The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles. This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.”
            Noah Webster
            Revolutionary soldier, Judge, Legislator, “Schoolmaster to America”, devout Christian.

      • Sarah417

        The Army Military Academy has new directives. Log in and read them if you want answers.

  • Peter Barney

    Ben is always on target!

  • JUKEBOX

    I am sure that Jay “CARNEY”, whose name used to refer to a carnival barker, would tell us that the unemployment problem and bad economy are things that occurred a long time ago. The only things that matter to these people are gay athletes and Obamacare. Oh, I forgot, Obamacare was a long time ago! I still can’t understand why he had that Gary Coleman impersonator standing there when he signed the Unaffordable Care Act.

    • Ted Crawford

      “…used to refer to a carnival barker” ? Seems extremely appropiate to this situation to me! However this Carnavil will not be very much fun!

  • Karolyn

    Doesn’t it seem like each week Ben gets less and less commenters?

    • Bob666

      I believe that Ben’s ill attempt of humor was lost a long time ago and even some of the “fate full” have lost interest in him.

      Funny, he really never has been and the only laughs he ever got were from putting someone down.

  • Sarah417

    Good job Ben. I love the talking hairdo. Keep up the humor.

  • WTS/JAY

    Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant…

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.

    The owners of Collegno’s Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban, which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.

    Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. The owners would not relent, however, and the pair were forced to decamp to another restaurant to finish their meal.

    Witnesses say the situation unfolded when as the two were looking over budget documents, they realized they needed more food than originally ordered.

    “Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here?” Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito.

    “I’m sorry sir,” he replied, “we can’t do that. You’ve reached your personal slice limit.”

    Stop and Tisk

    Mayor Bloomberg, not accustomed to being challenged, assumed that the owner was joking.

    “OK, that’s funny,” he remarked, “because of the soda thing … No come on. I’m not kidding. I haven’t eaten all morning, just send over another pepperoni.”

    “I’m sorry sir. We’re serious,” Benito insisted. “We’ve decided that eating more than one piece isn’t healthy for you, and so we’re forbidding you from doing it.”

    continued: http://dailycurrant.com/2013/05/02/bloomberg-refused-second-slice-of-pizza-at-local-restaurant/

  • Motov

    I just love how “Global Warming” is now on the back burner,
    Must be difficult for Obozo and the rest of the liberals to pass their carbon tax.
    Here it is May and temperatures are like March!
    Al Gore must be wondering what went wrong.
    Just proves NO-ONE can read the future from a crystal ball.

    • vicki

      They renamed it “Climate Change”

      • Motov

        Yes they did, I recall in the 1970’s we were told we were entering into another ice age, after a few colder than normal years. It is arrogant to think that man has the ultimate power over earth. If they are concerned of what we are doing to it, they should stick to the pollution aspect and not some science fiction they can never prove. Ie Chernobyl, The Love Canal in upstate NY, and other areas on this planet where better management would have prevented disasters.