It’s Long Past Time To Silence The Regime’s Mouthpiece

The kerfuffle over the firing of National Public Radio (NPR) news analyst Juan Williams for an opinion he expressed on Fox News has put the spotlight on an issue that those favoring reducing the size and scope of Leviathan government have sought for decades: Ending taxpayer funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB.)

CPB, the parent corporation of NPR, received $420 million taxpayer dollars last year. It used the money to spout regime pabulum and leftist ideology. That it is favored by leftists is made evident by its recent gift of $1.8 million by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation to fund the hiring of 100 journalists “to bring greater transparency and accountability to the workings of state capitals across the country.”

To understand just how “progressive” NPR is you need only look at its actions in firing the liberal commentator Williams for expressing on Fox News his opinion that he felt uncomfortable on a plane that had Muslim men dressed in Muslim garb, while it has consistently given a pass to others like Nina Totenberg when they express their opinions from a left-wing perspective. The Left doesn’t tolerate dissent or stepping outside the favored lines of the regime.

While an argument could be made that there was a legitimate need for alternative stations while broadcasting was in its infancy and most markets had access to only two — or at most three — television channels and a few AM radio stations, CPB has long since outlived its usefulness. Now there are hundreds of channels (although they’re all owned by about six corporations) and the AM and FM bands are full (again, owned by a few corporations) and satellite radio is growing.

And then there is the Internet, which is the true source of truthful information (for the time being) that doesn’t conform to Big Brother standards.

Discussing the Williams firing, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recently asked whether the GOP will now go after Big Bird. Let’s hope so. And let’s hope they don’t stop there, but include unConstitutional entities like the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security, for starters.

And if they don’t, then in two years we need to elect a Congress that will.

Kale’s Phytonutrients Help Combat Abnormal Cell Growth

When looking to include more dark leafy greens into your diet, be sure to add kale. This healthy vegetable contains phytonutrients that may help combat abnormal cell growth. Researchers have discovered that these phytonutrients cause the liver to produce enzymes that may potentially eliminate cancer-causing substances. Kale can be steamed, sautéed or added to your favorite casseroles and soups. But for the most benefits, raw is better.

How do I legally change my name?

Dear Bob,
I would like to legally change my name. How do I go about it?

A: The process varies by state, but here is the gist: The first thing you will need is a copy of any birth certificate and marriage certificates for all the parties who want to have their names changed.

You will also need to locate the Probate and Family Court that serves the area that you have been living in. Go to that Courthouse, call, or go online and see what forms you will need to complete to file for a legal name change. There will probably be some type of filing fees associated with filing the request for the name change.

Complete the form for the request for the name change; this should be very easy. The next thing you will do is have to publish your request in your local paper for several days. This can be costly because you will be paying the paper an advertising fee. But if you are involved in lawsuits or have credit problems, some people and creditors have a right to file a contest of your request for a legal name change. The ad will state something like “please file by ____________ (specific date) if you do not agree to the name change.”

After the ad has been published in the paper you will get your Court date. You go to Court and answer a few questions for the Judge and your names will be legally changed.

Best Wishes,
Bob

Riding A Wave Of Common Sense

The elected elites are on the ropes… and they know it.

How else do you explain the meltdown going on in Washington and in political races across the country?

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have taken to insulting their own voting base — and all other Americans as well. Obama recently said, in effect, Americans are scared stupid by their economic circumstances. It’s not the first time Obama has sniffed the great unwashed and found his olfactory lobes offended. If you listen carefully to his speeches, it happens fairly often.

Since they’re so frightened, Obama posited, Americans are turning to those irrational and ignorant Tea Parties for comfort and supporting whacky “out-of-the-mainstream” Tea Party candidates. What other reason could be behind the front-runner status of people like Sharron Angle, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Joe Miller, Ron Johnson and Pat Toomey — candidates with little or no prior political experience but who say they stand for the Constitution and smaller government?

Of course, the idea of smaller government is anathema to the elected fascist class of both parties and chattering elitists and globalists dominating the mainstream media. They all believe that anyone that didn’t graduate from a prestigious university is incapable of providing for himself and making rational decisions. So a large government is not only unavoidable… it’s necessary.

The Politician was outed last week in my column, aptly titled, The Politician. He or she is of and for the Government.

Politicians are wordsmiths — twisting words, using doublespeak and other semantic gymnastics to confuse the issue, appear both for and against a position depending on the audience and otherwise obfuscate the meaning and purpose of the legislation they pass.

But Americans are on to them. They’ve had enough. They’ve climbed out from behind their desks; they’ve taken off their aprons; they’ve gotten off their tractors; they’ve gotten up out of their easy chairs; they’ve set aside their hobbies; they’ve left their businesses for subordinates to run; they’ve parked their tractor-trailers; they’ve bucked their union bosses; they’ve rescheduled their vacations; and they’ve otherwise put their lives on  hold to join Tea Party protests locally and in Washington, D.C., to oppose an overreaching, over burdensome, bloated, profligate government. Some have taken the next step and actually run for office.

And the elites are beside themselves. “Who are these upstarts?” they ask. “What do they know about government? They can’t possibly understand the way things work. They didn’t go to Yale or Harvard or Princeton or Columbia. They don’t even believe in global warming or a living Constitution.”

Knowing no other response, the elitists have begun using age-old, time-worn tactics of “The Smear” and “The Snark.” With The Smear, they use exaggerations, misrepresentations and outright lies in order to Smear their opponent.  A good example is Jack Conway in Kentucky. Trailing Paul in the state’s Senate race, Conway resurrected a debunked tale about Paul’s days in college. Conway is running ads claiming that, because Paul might have belonged to a secret society and participated in a mock kidnapping while a university student, there are too many questions about his character for him to be a Senator.

Never mind that character and politician long ago became mutually exclusive. I give you Bill Clinton, Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer, Ted Kennedy, David Vitter… I could go on, but an exhaustive list would be… exhausting. These, and most others of the elected class, are politicians and not statesmen. Few and far between are the statesmen today.

Others employing The Smear include Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.). His now infamous “Taliban Dan” ad takes statements by his opponent, Dan Webster, out of context and claims Webster wants to turn the U.S. into an Islamic-like nation that oppresses women. Even the liberal newspaper Orlando Sentinel said Grayson’s ad “takes Webster’s words out of context” and “twists their meaning.”

Unable to sell their records — which they (most, at least) are running away from — Democrats apparently feel The Smear is their best tactic. It’s the one they employ most often in races across the country.

 The Snark is more subtle, but equally offensive. It is used by politicians and media elitists to put down people making common sense arguments — with common sense battling honesty and truthfulness as the thing in shortest supply among the elitist that infest the corridors in D.C. and sit behind the desks of major media outlets.

In her debate with Chris Coons, Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell got into a discussion about Coons’ position that public schools should teach evolution but not teach “intelligent design,” which posits that life forms are too complex to  have evolved through natural processes and must have been created by God.

O’Donnell claimed Coons’ position was “a blatant violation of our Constitution,” to which Coons replied that “one of those indispensible principals is the separation of church and state.” O’Donnell then, logically asked, “Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?”

“The audience exploded in laughter,” wrote The Wall Street Journal.

Of course, the words “separation of church and state” are nowhere to be found in the Constitution. Nor did the Founders intend for the 1st Amendment to be bastardized as such. Geopolitical Editor Chip Wood explained the Founders’ intent in his article Don’t Believe This Liberal Lie so I won’t argue this point further.

Suffice to say, O’Donnell was correct in her assertion, yet she’s being played in the snarky media as being a nut because she’s right on the issue. And if the debate audience “exploded in laughter,” as The Journal reported, the audience was ignorant and has bought into the years of the progressive lies of activist judges and fascist politicians.

Another Snark came from The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who claimed in an Oct. 16 column that “We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.”

Making Dowd’s list were Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, California Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman, California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina, Connecticut Senate Candidate Linda McMahon, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, Angle and O’Donnell.

What do these women have in common? They are Republican, they’ve demonstrated they understand the need for smaller government and they’re challenging the status quo — and doing so successfully. And those of that group who are running — that is all but Palin who isn’t running for office but is making kings and queens across the nation — stand a good chance of winning their respective elections despite long odds.

The elitist political class is yet to grasp why. Karl Rove — called “The Architect” because he engineered the election of President George W. Bush twice — had a temper tantrum on national television after O’Donnell waxed establishment candidate Mike Castle. The globalist Rove is like most of the inside-the-beltway crowd. He hasn’t grasped that most Americans aren’t — as he is — concerned with party politics and advancing a globalist agenda.

They are seeking statesmen. They’re looking for character. They want honesty and elected representatives who put America first.

For Tea Party members — and those who don’t consider themselves part of the movement but identify with conservative principals and want Constitutional adherents holding the seats in Congress — there is a strong feeling that this election is the last chance to fend off either a European brand of socialism (which we see working well in Greece, France and England right now) or outright Marxism.

While Rove, his brethren in professional political circles and the elected fascist elitists are yet to grasp that, there is evidence that an understanding may be beginning. Writing for The Washington Examiner, Senior Political Analyst Michael Barone indicated in an Oct. 19 column that he’s starting to understand the phenomenon. But he’s like the math student who got the correct answer on a complex problem even though the steps he used to get there were flawed.

“One of the constant refrains of the so-called mainstream media is that tea party candidates are blithering incompetents and weird wackos,” Barone wrote. “As on so many points, I think the mainstream media has gotten it nearly upside down. What strikes me about so-called tea party candidates — those with little or no political experience who have won Republican nominations by opposing the Obama Democrats’ vast expansion of government — is not that some of them are bumblers but that so many of them seem to  have terrific political instincts.”

Political instincts? What about common sense, a grounding in real-world values and an understanding of the Founding principles?

That would explain why the elected elitist fascist class doesn’t understand it.

The Revolution Begins

Revolutions have historically begun by small sparks that smolder for a while before becoming raging infernos that ultimately envelop and overwhelm statist government. That spark may have been struck this week in Memphis, Tenn.

ExpressJet Airlines pilot Michael Roberts refused a full-body scan at a Transportation Security Administration check point at Memphis International Airport. He also refused “an enhanced pat down” from a TSA employee and was sent home.

He told The Commercial Appeal he wants to go to work and not be “harassed and molested without cause.” He also called TSA a “make-work” program that doesn’t make travel safer.

“Pat down is misleading,” Roberts told CNN. “They concentrate on the area between… the upper thighs and torso, and they’re not just patting people’s arms and legs, they’re grabbing and groping and prodding pretty aggressively.

“I was trying to avoid this assault on my person, and I’m not willing to have images of my nude body produced for some stranger in another room to look at either.”

The TSA said in a statement that “security is not optional” and any person who refuses security screening is not allowed to fly.

Roberts has put his career on the line to stand up to the Orwellian government. He’s drawn a line in the sand against state sponsored assault in the form of needless radiation scans and worthless groping.

Contrary to TSA promises, backscatter radiation machines can and do store nude images of passengers — adults and children alike. And the radiation is harmful, despite propaganda to the contrary. Recent reports indicate the scans increase the chances of skin cancer on everyone and are especially harmful to pregnant women and young children.

If pilots and flight attendants refuse to submit to this needless assault and passengers find other ways to travel and avoid airlines all together, the airline industry will scream and government would eventually have to stop its blatant disregard of 4th Amendment rights. A revolt that takes money out of the pockets of fascist in business and government would be quickly understood.

In America, simply traveling by airline makes you guilty of plotting some sort of unlawful act until you submit to government and prove your innocence. If this doesn’t turn the very Founding principles of our country on their heads, nothing does. Unlawful searches and seizures was one of the grievances the colonists had with the British government. It should be one of our grievances as well.

Finding And Making A Shelter

In a survival situation a proper shelter can make all the difference in whether you survive or perish.

Of course, it’s always great if you have a tent in your emergency gear. But that is not always the case. So here’s a quick primer on what you need to do to prepare a shelter, according to Emergency Essentials’ Tips For Preparedness.

First, consider your terrain. If you are in rocky terrain and it’s practical, look for a small cave or for a recess under ledges. In forest settings, find an area under the branches or roots of large fallen trees, or consider thickets and the area at the base and under the branches of a large, standing tree (except during an electrical storm).

A lean-to of branches and boughs will give significant protection from wind and wet weather. Take into consideration the direction of the wind when situating your lean-to. Remember that wind generally blows down canyons in the evening and up the canyon in the morning. Also, more wind blows at the top of the ridge or at the bottom of the canyon than somewhere in between. Always consider the possibility of flash floods and avoid making your shelter in gullies or low places.

If you’re in an area with heavy snow, a snow cave makes an excellent shelter. Be mindful of the possibility of avalanches when selecting a location for your snow cave.