Personal Liberty

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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  • BullRun

    Yeah, Ben Crystal, I smell the bullcrap your spouting about the Democrats. Maybe you should wash that smell off yourself, before asking us to smell what you are dishing out.

    • hippybiker

      I guess some people just don’t appreciate satirical wit. How sad for them.

    • vicki

      Oh look. Ad hominem. You must be related to mark. He does that a lot too.

    • FreedomFighter

      Just for you BullRun..
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwbxlSnKE9U
      Laus Deo
      Semper FI

    • larrygrant876

      Hey bullcrap, why don’t you give us the truth, point by point. Show us how the democrats are being lied about. I’ll be here when you come up with something. Most democrats and Obama supporters I know of can’t see past the entitlements, you know, welfare and such.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Don’t you want to know the truth about yourself and your fellow Democrats? I thought that the Dems/Progs/Leftists are all about knowing themselves and making changes and growing and moving forward.

      • Warrior

        LOL – Case closed. We “all” know it was the “video”.

      • NC

        BATKI , here are a few things I know about Democrats.
        TYPE IN ” BULLS, BEARS, DONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS” AND SEE HOW INVESTING DURING DEMOCRAT ADMINISTRATIONS HAS KICK THE S**T OUT OF STOCK INVESTMENTS DURING REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATIONS IN THE LAST 80+ YEARS!
        THEN GO TO “PRESIDENTS AND PROSPERITY” @FORBES.COM AND SEE HOW THE DEMOCRATS HAVE OUT RANKED THE WINGNUTS DURING THAT SAME PERIOD.
        LIBERTARIANS CAN GO TOO BUT YOU FOLKS DON’T HAVE A DOG IN THIS FIGHT SINCE WE HAVE NEVER HAD A ‘TRUE CONSERVATIVE’ PRESIDEDNT BUT STILL MADE IT TO NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD! OR YOU SPEND THIS TIME MAKING A LIST OF OTHER COUNTRIES YOU HAD RATHER LIVE IN THAN THIS TERRIBLE COUNTRY!

    • Joz

      Whoa BullRun….. does that mean that you know the smell of bullcrap yourself? whoah… as though Democrats don’t smell? or they are so accustomed to their own they no longer can smell themselves? whoah!

    • The Snarf

      No, BullRun, what you are smelling is merely the medium you mindless liberal mushroom heads (kept in the dark and fed BS) are rooted in.

    • Bill

      Nice try Bullrun,
      Maybe your handle should be bull sh**. Your arguments might work on the dumbed down masses but only shows you to be a clown amongst the free thinkers

    • Meteorlady

      Really? What are you doing here in the first place?

  • FreedomFighter

    Great 8 as per usual Ben
    From what I understand the vote to defund OblamaCare had the same effect as taking a wee-wee into a pit of vipers while throwing a M-80 firework explosive into the same pit of vipers, at the same time…best everyone wear “snake boots” for a while.
    Laus DeoSemper FI

    • Bill

      Good analogy, Free

      I am all for stirring the pot and not backing down from the progressives. It is nice to see congress have somewhat of a backbone

      Defeating Obamacare, The right to own firearms and the economy should be the rallying cry to unite the voters in the next senatorial and presidential elections.

  • organicroseski2

    Thanks for the Saturday morning laughs. That comment about Pres. and Putin– did “Time Mag.” think the same way? Putin was on the cover world wide excluding the U.S. We got a cover on paying college sports players. The rest of the world gets serious news and we get fluff?

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      Keep up the good fight fellow patriot. Yes, it seems like Putin really took it to Obama bin Laden. Like I’ve said before, respect is something you earn, not something you just get. Here is an article about a congressman calling for the impeachment of Obama bin Laden.
      http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/congressman-inches-towards-impeachment/
      Here is one from Glen Beck who calls for Obama bin Laden’s impeachment, but also John McCain and others.
      http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/glenn-beck-impeach-obama-and-gop-stars/
      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
      Signer of the Declaration of Independence
      3rd President of the U.S.
      Orthodox Christian

      • organicroseski2

        Right on!

  • ChuckS123

    He (Obama) may be helping his supporters (super-rich, green energy companies) but not his voters.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      I think we keep forgetting something about the ideological leaders and their supporters. At all times they want to recreate the world in their own image because they see their version of inequalities and inequities throughout their version of history. O and his handlers say as did Edward Bernays that “I must lead the people. Am I not their servant?”
      Chuck123, care to reread your comment because it can be taken that you have become the Socialist you decry because O is “helping his supporters….” but not his voters.

    • Bill

      Good analogy, Chuck,
      You forgot to add that the super rich, green energy companies are offering ineffective products that cannot replace traditional energy sources. Maybe it could be because their only profit is government handouts and not sales of products. Maybe we should add a profit motive by bringing in some private sector entrepreneurs.

  • dan

    A request for next week ,Ben : Truckers Strike 11-13 October…where do you stand on Solidarity ? Sorry, that you don’t get to Shut ‘Er Down with us,but we’ll need your moral support. Maybe you could prepare a piece ahead of time ?

  • Warrior

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” – Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

    Hmmm, politicians just say the damndest things! Evidently if one has “children” and becomes “president”, their “children” must be able to escape such “burdens”. A, barry, the “village” of she-cago is calling. They lost “something”.

    • JimH

      He always knows what to “say”. Doing it? Well, you know.
      He is right in saying “America deserves better”. He just isn’t it.

      • FreedomFighter

        Underground News: 100 million gun owners and other freedom loving Americans may begin boycotting Starbucks Coffee houses, due to company anti-American policy’s. Glad to see Ben got wind of it.
        Laus DeoSemper FI

        • JimH

          Never was a big fan of $6 coffee.
          I would have “not been there” anyway.

        • Meteorlady

          There is better, much better, coffee out there than Starbucks. But boycott is a good thing. Maybe corporations will stay out of politics and stop trying to sway public opinion and behavior.

          • NC

            Meteorlady, what has banning guns have to do with politics? A lot of times when American citizens have shown up with guns in the business place lots of people have been killed! A 38 special has never bought a cup of coffee! They sold an awful lot of coffee before the guns showed up! For the safety of their customers and the way it was before they had just as soon not have the “guns’ in their stores!! AND THEY ARE THEIR STORES!!!
            BUSINESS NOT POLITICS!!

          • Nadzieja Batki

            So if a coffee shop wanted to let their customers carry, you and your Leftist ideologues would not boycott it or put it out of business by covert and deceitful methods.
            So now you are concerned with stores belonging to someone as long as they are of your Leftist ideology.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Banning guns has a lot more to do with than politics. It also has to deal with the taking away of the God-given rights as written in the 2nd Amendment from that person. This the government cannot do. It seems that you have forgotten about that. Here is an article that tells about how universities and colleges are not doing what they are supposed to be doing.
            http://www.patriotupdate/articles/colleges-universities-lose-sight-fundamental-purpose/
            Thanks to the libturd/progturd means of education, they are becoming irrelevant. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot. This leaves you out.
            “A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest, while we are building ideal monuments of renown and bliss here, we neglect to have our names enrolled in the Annals of Heaven.”
            James Madison

        • Bob666

          Good,

          There will be a shorter line every morning and I won’t have to worry about some nut case with a gun hurting himself or someone else around him.

          No shoes, no shirt-or packing a gun-no service.

          It is the proprietor’s choice not to serve you.

          It is your choice not to patronize Starbucks.

          This is a great Country!!!!!

          • FreedomFighter

            100 million plus can choose not to patronize a leftist bigoted establishment like Starbucks that overcharges for coffee. Goes both ways.
            Laus Deo
            Semper FI

          • Bob666

            As I said French Fry, it sure does.

            I doubt that Starbucks is going to take much of a hit since caffeine addiction will overcome most who have a temporary need to establish a second amendment statement.

            From the people that I see at Starbucks-I doubt many of them are pare of your “100 million” (which is over estimated by 90 million). Law enforcement will be at doughnut shop across the street..

          • FreedomFighter

            Most officers know where the good inexpensive coffee is, this overcomes the need to pay 6 bucks for a cup of joe at a politically anti-American bigoted company.
            Laus Deo
            Semper FI

          • FreedomFighter

            In addition, even according to your own number of 10 million potential customer loss of 2 times per week is about 20 million sales potential loss or more of customers…per week, times 52 weeks…the income loss or potential is staggering. I’m sure other coffee vendors would appreciate a 20 million a week sales boost.

            Maybe a few might want to become popular with NRA MEMBERSHIP….could be very profitable.
            Laus Deo
            Semper Fi

          • http://www.rt.com Alondra

            FF, He is very bad with arithmetic.

            P.S. “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls [aka reason] before swine, or they will trample them under their feet…” (Mathew 7)

            Laus Deo

          • Bob666

            Oh Pork fest,

            “He is very bad with arithmetic”?

            Yea, licensed civil engineer in three states with undergrad and graduate degrees in civil engineering and a degree in finance.

            What is it like to make such Bizarre statements that lack so much credibility that calling them propaganda in not a worthy deed?

            you really are a sad lady.

          • http://www.rt.com Alondra

            Keep squeaking MANURIAL FLY of the 13
            generation out of 14

          • Bob666

            OK French-Fry,

            What is “politically anti-American bigoted” about Starbucks? because they ask you to leave you gun in the car or at home?

            No shoes, no shirt-or packing a gun-no service.

            It is the proprietor’s choice not to serve you.

            What part of this do you not understand?

            You really need to get a grip sir.

            And law enforcement will be a the doughnut shop getting their coffee for free as they always have.

          • nc

            Bob666, the real figure may be more like I,275,000 which is the TOTAL number of Libertarian votes in 2012 or as few as the 523,433 votes “Wild” Root got in 2008! Both under 1 %! Not to worry, Starbucks!!!

          • FreedomFighter

            3.5 million a week sales loss is nothing Starbucks, only at 6 bucks a cup 1 dollar clear profit only 3.5 million dollars a week, after week, after week, after week…
            Laus Deo
            Semper Fi

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            No response possible due to lack of intellectual content by no cajones. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot. This leaves you out.

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          Keep up the good fight fellow patriot. There is a Starbucks in Elkhart, but we never go there. If we want coffee, we can just make it for free at home. Here is an article about how an honors class was subjected to Islamic propaganda.
          http://www.westernjournalism.com/honors-class-subjected-radical-islamic-propaganda/
          This will never happen at my school. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
          “May I always hear that you are following the guidance of that blessed Spirit that will lead you into the truth, leaning on that Almighty arm that has been extended to deliver you, trusting only in the Savior, and going on in your way to Him rejoicing.”
          Francis Scott Key
          U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
          Author of the Star Spangled Banner
          Devout Christian

        • rwm44

          lets just take them to court like the gay rights homos do.

    • John

      The statement should say that ” Chicago is missing it’s idiot Barry, better hurry home so you can bankrupt it properly. It doesn’t match Detroit yet so you haven’t done your evil job yet. King Muslim!!!!

  • ChuckS123

    Ben apparently assumes everyone knows what ARDS is after he had one article about it. ( ARDS; AR-15 Derangement Syndrome – http://src.personalliberty.com/ego/f69e5a11-7877-4cdf-93d4-2d7b24fcb4da/387156778/301609) I think one problem a lot of conservatives have is assuming their audience knows more than they do.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Is that a joke, Chuck?
      Should they instead do like Progressives do and assume their audience is ignorant?

      • ChuckS123

        As far as I know, there’s only been one place that defined ARDS. It’s very reasonable to assume that a number of people who see this article missed the other. If he used a very common term like climate change that everybody’s heard 1,000 times, he doesn’t need to define it. A lesser-known or poorly understood term like U6 unemployment or baseline budgeting should probably be defined. Since you’re opposing defining terms, I won’t define these.

  • Don 2

    9 Potential Mass Shootings That Were Stopped By Someone With A Personally Owned Firearm
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/10-potential-mass-shootings-that-were-stopped-by-someone-wit

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Good post, Don. Thank you.
      I can’t believe that some dimwit (probably a Liberal Progressive) actually gave you a thumbs down for posting an article about gun-owners saving lives.

      • Don 2

        Thumbs down from libs is a badge of honor. It means you got under their skin with the facts, and that annoys the hell out of them.

        • Jerry Morris

          How DARE you bitch slap the liberal mindset with FACTS!
          LOL

        • John

          Annoying liberals is my full time job now. If I can’t get one to scream at me at least once a day I fell like I failed. They get so mad, I have been spit at, had things thrown at me, shouted meaningless garbled and mumbled irrational statements. They always look so stupid when confronted with facts. Facts are pure pain to a liberal.

          • Bill

            John,
            Welcome to this site. We have many liberal posters than come to this site and need annoying. You will fit in well here

          • Cliffystones

            John,
            Do you also find yourself checking out the drivers of cars with “Obama-Biden” stickers? For me it’s like looking at circus geeks!

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Well said and keep up the good fight fellow patriot. You’ll get lots of practice here with Jeff, truesoy, smilee, Dave, and many other nitwits. Here is an article that talks about liberals and crazies, though they are both the same.
            http://www.humanevents.com/2013/09/18/crazier-than-liberals/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “”Our Constitution was written for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
            John Adams
            Founding father
            2nd President of the U.S.
            Devout Christian

          • Don 2

            I can relate to that. That’s all they’re good for.

    • independent thinker

      Some of those I remember especially the Pearl, Mississippi incident. Others however while they may not have been covered up have certainly not been publicized by the MSM.

    • John

      Outstanding Don. I went to the site and read all the stories and l have to say the liberal media is guilty of treason for not publicizing this news. It is inexcusable of them to not tell the public, so they again are helping the communist.

  • Warrior

    The president also called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the White House said.

    “The president telephoned Speaker Boehner and told him again that the full faith and credit of the United States should not and will not be subject to negotiation,” an administration official told Politico in a statement. “The president reiterated that it is the constitutional responsibility of the U.S. Congress to pass the nation’s budget and pay the nation’s bills.”

    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-boehner-debt-defunding/2013/09/20/id/526969#ixzz2fXTmJ0N9
    Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!

    The “House of Representatives” did pass budgets since you have been in office and the bills are being paid and this will continue. We do however have this “little” problem about who is going to be paying for your new “subsidies”. Could you provide us with more details? Not yet? Oh, I see, it’s another one of those “piglosi” surprises! Of course, we haven’t gotten to the bottom yet on “benghazi”; “fast n furious”; “nsa” & “irs”. I suppose those answers will come in due time though. Maybe after 2016!

    • http://www.rt.com Alondra

      Pass 24 hours as subscribers received the Washington Times Article “House passes spending bill to defund Obamacare” and there are 5,880 comments. People do not wont the O’care. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/20/house-passes-spending-bill-defund-obamacare/

      • Vis Fac

        Once again liberal one dimensional idiot-ology rears its ugly head. DESPITE overwhelming disapproval for ODUMBOCARE hard nosed liberals are intent in shoving their agenda down our collective throat. For anyone with at least an IQ of a toadstool this should tell them the government cares only for their agenda and NOT the well being of the US.

        This should also clearly demonstrate that all the other programs malfeasances and agenda are not what as advertised. You are being played and don’t know it if you do you are hopelessly brainwashed lazy and stupid.

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

        • Cliffystones

          You forgot to mention that even toadstools are smart enough to be overwhelmingly conservative :)

        • Nadzieja Batki

          But we will get Ocare whether we like it or not but under a different title. The American people have already told what they don’t want but in the meantime Ocare is being revised that we will get it and it won’t be noticed in the form we get it. Have we forgotten Hillarycare that was pushed by the Clintons? Join those two together minus the disliked provisions and call it something else and we end with it.

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Keep up the good fight fellow patriot. This is good news, but they really need to kill it. Oh well, a victory is still a victory. Here are some articles about Obama bin Laden and his administration. The first one is about Obama bin Laden in Brazil. I like the way the President of Brazil busted Obama bin Laden out on national TV.
        http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-receives-embarassing-diplomatic-rebuke-brazil
        Here is one about Dems jumping the Obama bin Laden ship. Well, we all know rats always desert a sinking ship.
        http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/us/politics/as-budget-fight-looms-obama-sees-defiance-in-his-own-party.html?hp&_r=2&
        Here is one dealing with Obama bin Laden’s biddies the IRS.
        http://www.yidwithlid.blogspot.kr/2013/09/new-blockbuster-documents-irs-targeted.html
        Ah yes! It is always good to put another libturd/proturd log on the fire. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
        “History is God’s providence in human affairs.”
        Daniel Webster
        American statesman
        “Defender of the Constitution.”
        Devout Christian

  • Deerinwater

    Ben says “And, the Democrats turn their backs on Benghazi. All this — plus — do you smell something? ”

    I say, ~ not anything like Ronnie Raygun turned his back on Beirut.

    ~ Why don’t you quit while you are still able to stand on a stool and touch the bottom Ben?

    “The Beirut Barracks Bombings (October 23, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon) occurred during the Lebanese Civil War when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces—members of the Multinational Force (MNF) in Lebanon—killing 299 American and French servicemen. An obscure group calling itself ‘Islamic Jihad’ claimed responsibility for the bombings.[1]

    Suicide bombers detonated each of the truck bombs. In the attack on the building serving as a barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team – BLT 1/8), the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States military since the first day of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, and the deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since World War II.[2] Another 128 Americans were wounded in the blast. Thirteen later died of their injuries, and they are numbered among the total number who died.[3] An elderly Lebanese man, a custodian/vendor who was known to work and sleep in his concession stand next to the building, was also killed in the first blast.[4][5][6]The explosives used were equivalent to 9,525 kg (21,000 pounds) of TNT.[7][8]

    Terrorism classification

    The bombing was categorized by the U.S. as an act of terrorism.[152]:191 But according to academic Oded Lowenheim, the U.S. Marines had become allied with the Maronite Christians in Lebanon and were actively engaging in battles, thus waiving their non-combatant status.[152]:191 The U.S. still categorized this attack as an act of terror as it was directed against off-duty servicemen, whom the U.S. defines as non-combatants.

    Mossad conspiracy theory

    Former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky, in his 1990 book By Way of Deception, has accused the Mossad of knowing the specific time and location of the bombing, but only gave general information to the Americans of the attack, information which was worthless. According to Ostrovsky, then Mossad head Nahum Admoni decided against giving the specific details to the Americans on the grounds that the Mossad’s responsibility was to protect Israel’s interests, not Americans. Admoni denied having any prior knowledge of the attack.[149] Ostrovsky further claimed that among the high level officers of the Mossad there was a view that if the Americans “wanted to stick their nose into this Lebanon thing, let them pay the price.”[150] Benny Morris, in his review of Ostrovsky’s book, wrote that Ostrovsky was “barely a case officer before he was fired; most of his (brief) time in the agency was spent as a trainee” adding that due to compartmentalization “he did not and could not have had much knowledge of then current Mossad operations, let alone operational history.” Benny Morris wrote that the claim regarding the barracks was “odd” and an example of one of Ostrovsky’s “wet” stories which were “mostly fabricated.”[151]

    US REACTION

    On February 7, 1984, President Reagan ordered the Marines to begin withdrawing from Lebanon largely because of waning congressional support for the mission after the attacks on the barracks. [107][108][109][110][111][112] The withdrawal of the 22nd MAU from the BIA was completed 12:37 PM on February 26, 1984.[113] “Fighting between the Lebanese Army and Druze militia in the nearby Shouf mountains provided a noisy backdrop to the Marine evacuation. One officer commented: ‘This ceasefire is getting louder.'”[114]

    On February 8, 1984, the U.S.S. New Jersey fired almost 300 shells at Druze and Syrian positions in the Bekaa Valley east of Beirut. This was the heaviest shore bombardment since the Korean War.[115] “In a nine-hour period, the U.S.S. New Jersey fired 288 16-inch rounds, each one weighing as much as a Volkswagen Beetle. In those nine-hours, the ship consumed 40 percent of the 16-inch ammunition available in the entire European theater…[I]n one burst of wretched excess,” the New Jersey seemed to be compensating for eighteen months of repressed fury.

    READ MORE ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombing

    see more ~https://www.google.com/search?q=beirut+bombing+1983&rlz=1C2CHFX_enUS464US464&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Sj8-UpHWH6PC2AXFp4DADA&ved=0CEAQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=959&dpr=1

    • Carlos

      Deerinwater, You are over looking one major factor, Reagan did not lie nor coverup the Beirut incident.

      • Deerinwater

        This is true Carlos,he didn’t ~ he attacked Grenada to change the Topic of the News Cycle.

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          And to free medical students being held captive by the Cubans, under the command of Fidel Castro. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.

          • nc

            Samurai, students “being held captive” by Cubans? Just read statements by students there were at the time of the invastion and one said his thoughts the morning of the invasion were about the CLASSES he had that day and not that there was a “curfew” and another one said she had talked to her parents the day before THE INVASION and said she hoped she would be allowed to stay in Grenada and not lose her”credits”< Sounded real fearful?????? NOT!
            That invasion(?) was a "cover my a$$" by Reagan for the bad press from the Lebanon fiasco!!
            No CONSERVATIVE WINGNUT one wants to talk about the Embassy Bombing in Beirut before the barracks bombing THAT KILLED 63 PEOPLE! BENGHAZI (4)!!

          • Carlos

            NC, It’s quite obvious you are spouting off something you know little about Of course all the little commies were upset when we invaded Grenada. These same types were perfectly satisfied with our personnel being held in Tehran.
            Too bad, Fidel and the lefties in the U,S, took another one on the chin.
            My condolence to you NC, time heals all, so maybe in another forty years this bad memory will go away.

          • Deerinwater

            Yea, ~ I know ~ I was privileged to the same hyped up news from Grenada that you were at the time. ~ The accounting of events now less then flattering if you bother to research it.

            I’m not attempting to discredit Reagan ~ but to say that bad and unforeseen things happen out there ~ and attempting to blame one person for the criminal acts ~ of a bunch of criminals ~ fails to make good sense.

            What could Reagan have done to make it different? ~ Lots of things ! But he didn’t see the need ~ nor did his inner council.
            Just how is it some how different with Obama and Benghazi? ~ It should not been allowed to happen! No argument, but it did. ~ 9-11 should not have been allowed to happen , but it did.

            Palin says ~ an Ambassador was not killed ! ~ I’m not going to even address that ~

            This consorted effort to take the Benghazi incident and paint our current administration as faulty and lacking ~ can only be pushed so far! ~

            We got it! ~ No American wants to hear such news!

            This effort to exploit “bad news” while deliberately omitting anything seen as good news ~ has you people underwear in a bunch. Which I guess I should enjoy ~ but really I don’t.

            ~ Now ~I know , there is nothing that I can ever say ~ that will made you give up on this ~but you will never get the traction that you want. ~ Just like I could never get traction blaming Reagan for the Beirut bombing.

          • Carlos

            Deerinwater, Irregardless, when people lie to cover their tracks that’s when the trouble starts

            Nixon didn’t do anything compared to what Barry has done, yet, that one lie he told caused him to remove himself from the presidency.
            Barry doesn’t concern himself about lying.and I doubt he has the class to face the truth.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Keep up the good fight fellow patriot. Obama bin Laden has told so many lies and broke so many promises that it would be impossible to remember them all. Here is an article that tells how parents were angry about what happened when their children went to visit a mosque.
            http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/09/18/parents-outraged-at-field-trip-to-mosque-students-given-qurans-83560
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “I have sometimes thought there could not be a stronger testimony in favor of religion or against temporal enjoyments, even the most rational and manly, than for men who occupy the most honorable and gainful departments and who are rising in reputation and wealth, publically to declare their unsatisfactoriness by becoming fervent advocates in the cause of Christ; and I wish you may give in your evidence in this way.”
            James Madison
            Signer of the Constitution
            “Father of the Constitution”
            Author of the Federalist Papers
            Framer of the Bill of Rights
            Secretary of State
            4th President of the U.S.
            Devout Christian
            *Since he talks about the cause of Christ, Christianity, he is no deist. He believes in the divinity of Christ.

          • nc

            CARLOS, Nixon knew what was coming! He didn’t leave for California because he thought he had left the oven on!
            What “Barry has done” is an ultra conservative interpretation of the Constitution! You need to go to a law library and see the hundreds and hundreds, maybe thousands of cases, where conservatives and liberals have spent tons of money to take cases to the US Supreme Court because they were so sure their “INTERPRETATION” of the Constitution was the correct one only to be told by the Court THAT THEY WERE WRONG!!
            Be very careful when someone tells you they KNOW what the Constitution “says”!!!! A lot of “experts (?)” have been fooled because it is not as “plain” as it looks! A lot of things must be assessed under our Constitution that were never anticipated by the founding fathers because they did not even exist when they wrote it!

          • Carlos

            NC says, “What “Barry has done” is an ultra conservative interpretation of the Constitution”.

            Please explain to me what Barry has done that is Ultra Conservative in his interpretation of the Constitution.
            1. Is lying about Benghazi ?

            2. Lying about the IRS
            3. Lying about the NSA
            4. Lying about Fast and Furious
            (That is just a few).
            Try to consider your defense of this clown as just a loyal Democrat, not as a patriotic American wanting his President to do the right thing regardless of his party.
            Lying, is bad for your country as well as your stature.in the world.

          • NC

            Carlos, calling some one a liar without proof is ignorance! Pure and simple and you sure are simple!
            Adult independents who read you baseless claims recognize your hatred for the man and simply smile at you! Pitiful!!!

          • Deerinwater

            I don’t have the time to invest in your feeble argument today Carlos ~ it’s as NC said.

            Opposition to the President has fabricated this illusion of misconduct predicates on deliberate misinformation and misinterpretation.

            That you function as a shill and perpetuate it ~ is their purpose as you make it a personal quest.

            I have no more to add to the discussion.

          • Carlos

            Deerinwater, You talk about feeble argument, you better examine your own.

            You mean to tell me that you haven’t heard Barry stand before the Nation and the world and claim the video was the cause of the terrorist attack in Benghazi,
            Refuses to answer when asked where he was at the time of the attack, I believe his campaigning was more important and most likely he was watching a basketball game.

            Barry denied knowing about fast and furious.
            Barry denied knowing about the NSA spying.

            He has more scandals going than any President in history of the country.
            I don’t consider you as a shill, I do believe you have a deep sympathy for a man that is detrimental to the well being of our nation.

          • JeffH

            Carlos, just ignore the incoherent ramblings of DeerBob, aka the Jabberwock. He knows so much about what he doesn’t know and he’s got it all figured out…at least in his own feeble mind…oh, and in case you didn’t know, you’re selling something and Deer Bob isn’t buying!

          • JeffH

            Deer, you’re not even savvy enough to shill…you just live in a world that just ain’t so.

          • Palin16

            Deerinwater…in a previous thread you criticize me for mentioning Chelsea Clinton. Have you forgotten about the libturds that mocked Sarah Palin’s pregnant teenage daughter? What’s the difference?

          • Deerinwater

            True, ~ that did occur ~ and i hated to hear it then , just as I hate to hear such things now.

            If you wish to go back, ~ Jimmy Carter’s family experienced excessive amounts of this same thing. ~ and it wasn’t good then.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            I’m surpised you never mentioned the Kobar Towers bombing, our embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and the USS Cole under Bill “Do a Lewinsky” Clinton. I guess that Hitlery isn’t much different with Benghazi. They both had credible information about what was going to happen, but they both did nothing to stop it. The day before the invasion of Grenada? Please! Surely you can’t be that ignorant. Do you think Castro gave a warning to the people before he invaded? Did the government of Grenada try to repell the invaders or have their navy try to head them off out at sea? Did we go in their alone or were there other Caribbean nations with us also? Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. Here is an article from Alan Keyes about what kind of Congress and Senate we need in 2014.
            http://www.westernjournalism.com/keyes-must-elect-impeachment-removal-congress-2014/
            Boy he ain’t joking either. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot. This leaves you out.
            “Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”
            Dwight L. Moody

        • Carlos

          Reagan went into Grenada to save American citizens, have you forgot, the Communist terrorists were in the process of taking American hostages like in Tehran. What would Barry have done? I would bet, just like Jimmy Carter, nothing.

          Quit trying to defend the undefendable, Barry has lied and covered up so much he needs to be removed from office. His policies have been a complete loss, I believe you are defending color and party, let’s look at what he is doing as an offence to the country and forget party politics. The way I see it, most black people would defend all his wrong doings because of his color, that’s not right,
          I don’t believe down deep in your soul you can say

          this guy is doing a good job as president.

          It’s time all people should drop the party mantle and color, then look what’s best for the country, Most people are looking at politics like a football game and they don’t care what happens as long as they win.
          I certainly hold a lot of the Republicans responsible for our problems we are facing, We need a complete cleaning from top to bottom..

      • Bob666

        You are correct on that one Carlos, He took full responsibility for Beirut.

      • NC

        Carlos, Reagan originally lied about Iran-Contra that intentionally violated two acts of Congress! Reagan was “cute” and competent but no saint!
        BTW, with his invasion and tax increases he was no Ultra Conservative either!

        • Carlos

          NC, Please show me where Reagan lied,

          I watched the Iran Contra hearings and I don’t ever remember the communist leaning Democrats in the hearings prosecuting Reagan for lying. They failed completely.
          The Iran Contra matter was completely different from a Benghazi situation. Reagan stopped the incursion of a communist takeover in Central America,
          of course this was disappointing to many of the left wing politicians holding the hearings.

          Just think we armed the rebels who were fighting tyranny to save their country, not arming Muslim terrorist to take over a Nation, which your so called leader is doing this very time in history.
          Trying to defend a loser like Barry is like defending Islamic terrorism.

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          Shall we not forget who had controll of the House and Senate when those tax increases were passed, hmmm? Talk about violating, how about Obama bin Laden in Lybia? Didn’t he go there without Congress or the Senate voting first, as is required by the Constitution? Neeeeed to look at your side of the fence also before laying blame at the feet of someone else. Here is an article showing what we, as a country, need to do to get back on the right track.
          http://www.westernjournalism.com/liberty-amendments-constitution-critically-important-election/
          FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot. This leaves you out.
          “And this be our motto: ‘IN GOD IS OUR TRUST!'”
          Francis Scott Key
          Star Spangled Banner
          4th Verse

    • Don 2

      Poor deer…..still stuck in the 80’s. Let us know when you get to 2013! F.Y.I. – Reagan is dead.

      • nc

        Don 2, Reagan is dead except every 4 years the repugnuts dig him up because their supply of “heroes’ is so low!
        How many times did you hear the word “bush” during the last two GOP debates and conventions??
        bush policy and record beat both McCain and Mittens more than any Democrats!!

    • Palin16

      Deerinwater, was an ambassador killed? Was this incident blamed on a “despicable youtube video”? Are you aware that only about 11% of Libyans have internet access, and even then it’s limited to dialup (which is not conducive to video)? Did President Reagan rush off to a fundraiser in Vegas (or anywhere else) the very next day?

  • http://batman-news.com samurai

    Good morning everyone. Sorry for being away for awhile, but things have been pretty bad here lately. Monday night Sook Young got a phone call that her dad died from a massive mayocardio infarction (heart attack), so she took the first connecting flight to Seoul Tuesday morning. So it is now just me and our youngest son here at the house. I wanted to go, but I couldn’t get the time off. There are times I hate the IEA. This is one of them. She will be back by next weekend. Her father was a tough old bird. Did 35 years with the Korean Army. Here are some articles from a patriotic American. The first one is about the government being a threat to our safety.
    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2013/09/18/warning-our-government-is-a-threat-to-public-safety-n1702899/page/full
    Here is one about Jeb Bush.
    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2013/09/20/jeb-bushs-latest-common-core-snit-fit-n1704825/page/full
    I see that Jeb is becoming more of a RINO. 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
    American statesman
    “Defender of the Constitution”
    Devout Christian

    • JimH

      My condolences for your families loss. God Bless.

    • Palin16

      My deepest condolences also. Keep up the good work against the libturds.

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Thank you and Jim H for those words. Keep up the good fight fellow patriots. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.

    • Carlos

      Keep up your good work Samurai, We need more good Americans like you

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Thanks Carlos. Keep up the good fight fellow patriot. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.

    • Bob666

      Yo Sammy,
      Sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. I am sure that being on two different continents brings added difficulties and hardship.

      I hope things go as well as they can for you and your wife.

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Thanks Bob. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.

    • JeffH

      Fellow patriot samurai, my thoughts are with Sook Young, yourself and both families.
      God speed!

  • http://www.rt.com Alondra

    “It is time for these folks [Republicans] to stop governing by crisis … Some want to shut down the government rather than provide people with health care!” O’Liar-in-crisis said yesterday at the annual Congressional Black Caucus dinner.

    “GOVERNING BY CRISIS” – Isn’t that exactly his style of the governing?
    Or it would be better to say “GOVERNING BY SCANDALS”.

  • terri

    Better get under arrest Obama for force shut governments down & robber treason from U.S. House Rep. Why not!!

  • http://batman-news.com wired

    They have all turned their backs on everything even there voters ,country,and laws just to help this muslim rip our country apart name of the new world order. Obummer has already comitted enought crimes to be impeahed but i think that they are scared to do anything because of the puppits real master.

  • http://batman-news.com wired

    Thanks samurai I was a democrat until Omuslim started to run for office.But then I started to read about Barry Sorotos parents and Grandparents being commies . I changed to republican party and this group really needs a overhaul. I only saw five Republicans standing up for AMERICANS Yesterday and the rest are chicken crap!may GOD save us.