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Christmas With The Maya

December 22, 2012 by  

The extinct stone-age culture got the dates wrong — who saw that coming? Ol’ Pluggsy is on the job; more or less. And guess who’s coming for the guns? All this — plus — remedial pirate geography! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
 

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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  • Dennis48e

    Another winner Ben.

    • nc

      Dennis, if that drivel is a “winner” you need a life. Real comics see the humor in all aspects of life! Ben just sees it where he is paid to see it! And he has to make it up to do that! He makes even Dennis Miller look talented! This one was weak even by Ben’s standards!

      • Donald

        No Clue,why do you even read things from Ben, are you a paid LIBTURD poser or just another WORTHLESS, Obama supporter. Maybe the GOP will put forth a candidate that will actually cut all Government down to size, because the DummieCraps never will and that’s America’s biggest problem!

      • Vigilant

        Now that’s a telling comment by nc. I’m sure that in the old SNL days when Dennis Miller was a lefty, nc just sucked up his humor and thought that DM was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

        Miller’s humor is VERY funny, and it’s only because he wised up and saw the bankruptcy of the philosophy of the left that nc now disses him. Of course, one must have an IQ higher than 85 to understand Dennis Miller, and that leaves nc by the wayside as well.

      • Paul Wells

        Nc, you are the essence of a troll. Find some bridge to live under & continue to scare school children. That is all you are good for.

      • eddie47d

        Wise up yourself Paul Wells and stop being full of yourself like Ben. I hate to burst your bubble but everyone who posts on a blog is a troll. You, me and 100% of everybody else. Few opinions are 100% accurate no matter how hard we try and nothing more than personal views. I’ve even called people trolls. We can all pick each other apart on a regular basis and prove each other wrong and that is part of life. Yes Paul that includes you,me and all the others. Okay Troll!

      • Dennis48e

        nc I live my life more fully in a day then you do in a year. Unlike you I am not paid to post drivel on websites I visit here for my enlightenment, amusement, and to see what uninformed paid shills such as you have to say.

      • eddie47d

        I love it! “paid shill”? What exactly is that Dennis? Are you a “paid shill” to post your babble. I know you denied it! So how much does NC make in “amusing” himself? How do you know that NC hasn’t lived a full life do you keep a crystal ball in your back pocket or did you forget to use the bathroom?

      • Coalminer

        NC,
        Is that humor or has Ben gone off the deep end?

      • Vigilant

        “How do you know that NC hasn’t lived a full life do you keep a crystal ball in your back pocket or did you forget to use the bathroom?”

        Eddie, no one who has lived 77 years has led a full life, in my mind, unless he has constantly sought to educate himself. Historical facts are the bane of socialism, as history compellingly reasserts itself to show that it doesn’t work and never has.

        History also shows that the free enterprise system has accomplished the truly “greatest good for the greatest number.” The “success” of Eurosocialism is merely in confirming ONCE AGAIN that forced redistribution of wealth creates the entitlement mentality, saps the incentive and creativity of entrepreneurship, and ALWAYS destroys a nation economically. Witness what it did to the Soviet Union and what it’s about to do to Europe and the US.

      • Wil

        nc is just another follower of the cult of his “lord and savior Barack Obama”. You know,the cult that makes Westboro seem intelligent and likeable by comparison?

      • http://yahoo Frank Collins

        NC if you do not like then why waste your time and energy(anger) watching it, you can dial up the huffington post anytime.

      • http://naver samurai

        First of all, Sook Young and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Second, welcome back coal miner. Long time, no see. Here is something for no cajones and other 5th columners to consider this Christmas by remembering Jesus is the reason for the season.

        http://www.conservativevideos.com/2012/12/ray-stevens-politically-incorrect-celebration-of-christmas/

        During this holiday season, let’s be there for our families, friends, and for those in need. Let us show them what Jesus meant for this season to be like, not like the ways of atheists and the 5th column who put up billboards saying “Jesus who?” People like that have no honor, no place in heaven, and are traitors to this great country’s Christian founding. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

        Silent night, holy night,
        All is calm, all is bright,
        Round young virgin, mother and child,
        Holy infant so tender and mild,
        Sleep in heavenly peace,
        Sleep in heavenly peace.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        Samurai & Sook Young, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and those you LOVE.

        May God’s love surround you at Christmas and guide you through the coming year.
        And may you have the Spirit of Christmas which is PEACE, HOPE & LOVE.

        Silent night, holy night!
        Shepherds quake at the sight
        Glories stream from heaven afar
        Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
        Christ, the Savior is born
        Christ, the Savior is born

      • marys

        Gee no clue, get a life

      • http://naver samurai

        Thank you Alondra. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both lobe of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

        “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubbly linked with the birthday of the Savior.”

        John Quincy Adams 1837

    • Bill

      You can tell how great Ben’s columns are by how many progressives he piss’s off.

      • eddie47d

        There again humor is a matter of opinion. Some hits the nail on the head and some completely miss the target! Even offensive political humor can be funny at times. Yet if it no more than meanness without anything to back it up it falls flat as a tortilla. There is this one comedian who tells rape jokes and obviously is a turn off and downright sick. I’ve only seen one of his jokes in print and it was way over the top. When it comes to Ben’s political views I look for accuracy so lets just say he is not always accurate.

      • nc

        Bill, Ben does NOT Pi$$ me off! I can hardly wait for Saturdays to see and comment on the kool aid Ben is pouring for his paranoid followers!!! Someone said I probably liked Dennis Miller’s pitch when he was on Saturday Night live as a “liberal.” I have never been a fan of Dennis Miller! He was a paid political whore then and he is a paid political whore now! He has been fired from every job he has held! He is not real good at what he does! Neither is the “sight gag” comedy of Ben Crystal!

      • Karolyn

        nc – You’re right. I certainly don’t listen to Ben for a laugh. if I did, I’d be waiting forever! I come to see what’s being discussed, to possibly learn something and put in my two cents. I too have never liked Dennis Miller. Too sharp-edged for me. Jon Stewart is my fave. He makes fun of everybody. Ben Crystal does have a way with words when he writes, but his standup is sorely lacking. And, yes, conservatives, I have a great sense of humor!

      • macgyver1948

        Bill… It is not that Ben pisses us Libs off but more so we look for the truth in his inflated humor, it is hard to find if at all there. How can we get pissed when all we see is an attempt with comedy at the expense of truth? But he is funny at times as he tries to put down those who are not agreeing with the Right as though to be Right is the only way to be right. The Left has to be wrong just because we aren’t Right and there is a lot of humor in that as it lacks full truth. Funny stuff, huh?

      • Nadzieja Batki

        MacGyver1948, so a typical Dem/Prog/Leftist loves to play the 2012 version of “what is truth” except you don’t know what truth is if you begin with a lie.

        • macgyver1948

          Nadzieja Batki… What lie is that? We can talk about “typical” if you like…

      • Old Henry

        nc, do you wait until you have finished watching your Howdy Doody re-runs are over before watching Ben’s Saturday presentation?

      • sam1966

        Well Karolyn, Ed, Mac, and NC, if Ben doesn’t irk you all in some way, then why do you always berate his humor and attacking the left? You all may not be angry, but you all could possibly be insecure. Here some things about this Christmas:

        http://www.newsmax.com/US/Obama‘s-Christmas-vacation-Hawaii/2012/12/23/id/468823?s=al&promo_code=11467-1
        http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/lol-music-grandma-got-run-over-by-obama/

        The first one is how much the average taxpayer gets screwed by and the second one shows how grandma will be screwed by Obama bin Laden Care. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

        “Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

        Matthew 1:23

        • macgyver1948

          sam1966…. I seem to know you, or someone like you from here, with your canned slogans, oh well. Ben doesn’t anger me and as I said before I see his humor at times but much of his humor is just humor and not based in fact. He seems to want to be funny more than factual or helpful so he could not anger me. Attacking the Left is how he gets his humor across much like Rush does for his ratings and not much more.

          What was your point to linking us to sites about Christmas? In my case, my being Jewish, wouldn’t a person have to believe in what Christmas is about to be affected by it? I respect your right to how you believe when it comes to God and if you are the persona I was referring to above I believe we discussed that before. If not, to each his own faith. Neither site linked for me so I couldn’t get to them but thanks for sharing them just the same. I do agree that the average tax payer, the majority of us and not the very wealthy who can afford better tax advice and tax advantages, gets royally screwed. Do not make the mistake I am against having great wealth, I am not and would love to have it, but we have been getting screwed for so many decades and by both sides of the aisle.

          You seem to always say “You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot”. Please do not make the mistake that those who do not see God as you and also love our country but perhaps differently from how you do (maybe from a different side of the political aisle) are not patriots. Many of the founders fought each other because they were of different beliefs in how America should develop but they were patriots and knew what was more important than just how they saw things. “Liberty is for all equally or it is not at all”. How is that as a slogan?

      • jopa

        Bill ;I guess it isn’t that great if they only have a half dozen comments out of millions of Progressives.

      • Coalminer

        samurai,

        Thank you.I hope you and Sook Young have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        macgyver: “The Left has to be wrong just because we aren’t Right”

        macgyver, WRONG!
        The Leftists are wrong because all your ideology is grounded on the TYPICAL demonic virtues: lies, deceptions, distortions, cheatings, falsification, defrauding, double-dealing, smears, dirty tricks, demonization, ridiculing, bullying, insulting; using scared tactics, race card, mantras and slogans such as “HATE CRIME”, “HATE SPEECH”, “homosexuals’ RIGHTS”, “DISCRIMINATION”, “fear mongers”, “wright wing conspiracy”; using labels: HOMOPHOBE, ISLAMOPHOBE, RACIST, BIGOT, HATER.

        • macgyver1948

          Alondra…LOL. Yeah, whatever, you are so fictionally descriptive and well programmed. Good for you. LOL

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        Macgyver … LOL. Yeah, whatever, but your programmed leftist rents and talking points with NO FACTS. As always. NOT GOOD for you. LOL

        There is no news, even on the Christmas eve. Every leftist I ever met had a deluded superiority complex. You are not an exception. Keep on exercising in self-esteem.

        Anyway, Merry CHRISTMAS godless left-winger.

        • macgyver1948

          Alondra… Your comment here is funny and sad. I have met many Righties and many are decent accepting people and many, as you, aren’t. Those of you, as you, so much generalize and lump all the people who do not see things their ways as the same. You do not know me but you do this as many Righties do and show how much you do not know the person you are putting down and I wonder just how much it is your Right brainwashing that affects you or is it just your types DNA flaws. I do not judge people and lump them into a nasty or good group until I get to know them individually but I see you are of the kind who can’t resist to show your negative self righteous superiority. But do not be concerned that you are alone in your delusions because there are many of your kind like this as well as many on the Right who are not and who are decent accepting people.

          For one example, and only one for now, of how you do not know me and can’t resist your Right delusional way of seeing people is how I relate to God. You said to me, in your hypocritical way, “Anyway, Merry CHRISTMAS godless left-winger”. See how your statement ASSumes I am “Godless”. You haven’t a clue how I relate and love God but then there is that DNA flaw or Right Wing programming in you, I still can’t know if it is either or a combination of the two with you personally, so there you are, expressing yourself with pure ignorance and delusion.

          Since I didn’t start this with you I hope you are happy that you did. Thanks for not allowing me my acceptances and beliefs. Your ways in this is so anti-American, and less so Liberty-for-all minded, but then that is you and those of you who are as you, on this site and elsewhere.

          By they way, I am Jewish, and very much with God as we see Him, and Christmas is in no way my holiday but I accept and respect your right to see God as you choose. I wouldn’t even think of telling you are Godless without knowing you, that would be stupid even if you are Godless. That is your thing as you proved it true of you and not mine. With that said Merry Christmas to you. God gives us all (equal) Free Will and your kind knows better than HE does as you take that God-given right away from those who do not see things as you do. Happy New Year and enjoy your ignorances and potential programming. Oh, your side does seem to enjoy making up or re-editing the facts since that helps you guys feel Right.

          What “NO FACTS” from me are you referring to? Is it that generalizing, and programming, that you did in your comment controlling your thinking with me?

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        Macgyver, I even will not say “WOW” because it’s not “WOW’, but typical Left-Jewish wackily incoherent & laughable demagoguery. I have met many Lefties and the vast majority are ignorant, stupid, immoral, lazy, irresponsible freeloaders. This is not “generalizing”. This is undeniable FACT. Sorry, you totally ignoring the facts.

        This is not about to “see things their ways”. This is about to see things by God’s way, one and ONLY TRUE God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If you godless, there is Law of Nature a.k.a. Natural Law, which echoes with the God’s moral Law.

        You say: “I do not judge people and lump them into” groups. All your comment is about “brainwashed Righties” with my “DNA flows.”

        I see, you are of the kind who can’t resist to show your ego-maniacal superiority. And “there are many of YOUR” deranged Left-Jewry like Charles Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Jan Schakowsky and her criminal husband Robert Creamer; Dianne Feinstein, Paul Krugman and many others, who are so deranged that can’t see who despises the Jewish people and who are anti-Semites. The Lefties. The history repeats.

        Your Left-winger ways are so anti-American, less FREEDOM and LIBERTY for all who does NOT stand under your banner; that is you and those who are as you spewing lies and deceptions, twisting and distorting the FACTS on this site and elsewhere.

        You are asking: What “NO FACTS” from me are you referring to?

        “You take that God-given right away from those who do not see things as you do…Oh, your side does seem to enjoy making up or re-editing the facts”

        So, Macgyver, please indicate what exactly God-given rights the Rights took or taking away from Lefts and WHAT FACTS Rights “make-up or re-editing”.

        Macgyver, continue “expressing yourself with pure ignorance” and ungodly Left ideology and delusional march under the Lefties banner.

        P.S. The Chanukah already passed. I hope you had a good 8 days of it.

        Happy New Year to you and yours and enjoy your ignorance and Lefty brain-washed programming.

        BTW, my best friend is a Jew from my country, and my second friend’s husband is a Jew.

        Macgyver, WISE UP.

        • macgyver1948

          Alondra.. Do I detect some anti-Semitic bigotry in you? More on that later. If you are Christian please remember what religion Jesus always was and he was until his last breath on the cross. The God-given right of expressing who we are, what we believe and feel and who we aren’t, is how you take our God-given and US Constitutional rights away. I do not do that.

          I do not see myself as superior, maniacal or otherwise. I am just as equal as you but I see that all people have, and should, equal rights as well as equal Liberties.

          Ok, since you want to lump me in as all Left-Wingers, as you see it, how do I want less Freedom and Liberty for all who do not stand under my banner, as you say? What Banner is it you see me standing under? You seem to lump all people who do not agree with you in your hate bucket. Please remember you started this and you were the one who began the accusing and generalizing, not me. You were the one wqho said I deny other people’s rights but you denied my Free Speech right to say what I feel. I do not put people down as you seem to relish in if they disagree with you.

          You said here “If you godless, there is Law of Nature a.k.a. Natural Law, which echoes with the God’s moral Law. Are you assuming again that I am God-less? And what of God’s moral laws are you referring to? His Laws come out of Torah, where the 10 Commandants comes from, which have never been replaced by anyone with God’s say so, only men saying so.

          Make up all you want of those who do not agree with you but that only says you are not about Liberty equally for all. You started this with your put downs and your insults and your assumptions and generalities (which never realistically depict how the group in general feels or believes).

          If you can not also see (“the vast majority are ignorant, stupid, immoral, lazy, irresponsible freeloaders. This is not “generalizing”. This is undeniable FACT. Sorry, you totally ignoring the facts”) your words, as also a possible description of many on the Right then you lack reality and it may be because hate is your guide. “FACT” as you choose to see it, in your one sided vision, maybe because of your hate and your programming. I feel so sorry for you and those who see as you. Where is the America, or God for that matter, in you if you see only dark in all those who do not agree with you? Again, remember you started this. I do not know you so I wouldn’t say any of what you say of your versions of infidels to you.

          You almost end this with “my best friend is a Jew from my country and my second friend is married to a Jew”. What country is that?

          Your last line says I should “wise up”. I cannot in God ways, as well and in American ways, wise up to your ways. I also choose the Golden Rule in dealing with people, not your ways.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        Macgyver, I will not analyze your typical lefty demagoguery using the Leftists/Progressives/ Communists/Liberals play book “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky, another mentally pervert Jew, which he dedicated to “the FIRST RADICAL known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.” — Saul Alinsky

        RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
        RULE 5: “RIDICULE is man’s most potent weapon.”
        RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
        RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
        RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
        RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
        Those are your methods.

        Macgyver: “Do I detect some anti-Semitic bigotry in you?”
        No Macgyver, I am not anti-Semite, and never was, even after my divorce I did not become anti-Semite. My two children are 50% Jew. And they know about Jewish history and about Israel from me and not from their secular godless Jewish father.

        In 2007 I was in Israel and I fell in love with this tiny country. On Chanukah my daughter has Menorah and we love to listen Israeli songs:

        HATIKVA (HOPE) youtube.com/watch?v=s4pjKopHoHg&list=PLT_-h-k1p7sO2qJv-xjV7jCGsWJm1JsNa

        Shma Yisrael youtube.com/watch?v=qzwB4_P5ak4&list=PLT_-h-k1p7sO2qJv-xjV7jCGsWJm1JsNa

        BARUCH HABA B’SHEM YAHWEH youtube.com/watch?v=W1o61srqE3w&list=PLT_-h-k1p7sO2qJv-xjV7jCGsWJm1JsNa

        RACHEM youtube.com/watch?v=mX99NZx9Mfs&list=PLT_-h-k1p7sO2qJv-xjV7jCGsWJm1JsNa

        Maybe you know that “RAHEM” on Hebrew means MERCY. This beautiful and spiritual song is based on the Daniel’s PRAYER to the LORD. (Daniel 9:15-19)

        Yerushalayim youtube.com/watch?v=YqHrKc0DEgw&list=PLT_-h-k1p7sO2qJv-xjV7jCGsWJm1JsNa

        And other songs. I recommend them to you. Enjoy and God bless you.

        Right-winger and Tea Party lover, Alondra

        • macgyver1948

          Alondra… Ok, so you are not antisemitic, good for you. I think you have issues with your ex Jewish hubby though. But there is something in you that makes me ask “are you for real?”. You do not know me but you lump me in with your delusional definition of all Liberals. Many of us do not think you are wrong just because you lean Right, many of us look at actions and intention before deciding because that means so much more than just words.

          Actually I go by the issue/platform and not necessarily the party. There are some things on the Right I agree with although rare. I look into what I read from both sides and then decide if I can agree. Thee are some issues from the Left I do not agree with but for the most part I lean Left. I didn’t like a few things Obama signed in his first term and I wrote to him and my Democratic senator about them. I am in contact with my Senators office but Obama hasn’t said much in return, LOL. I see the TPGOP as totally in business for the benefit and support of the wealthy and the big corporations but I also see the wealthy/big corporations has their hooks in the Left as well but not as much. I lean toward which side is more in tune with my needs and of course, the unwealthy classes as well. I have nothing against huge wealth, I want that too.

          We can go into detail why I see the TPGOP as owned by the wealthy, through conflict-of-interest pledges, as well as huge contributions and support but I wont unless you ask. I do not see the Libertarian Party as Liberty minded for all as they claim and I have problems with some of their policies, domestic and foreign. So, I look primarily art the issues and look into them. Politics sucks and here it went sadly astray since the Founders time in spite of their warnings against big corporations and Banks.

          Please don’t judge people until you know what you are judging and it really isn’t fair to lump them into your generalized definition of where you see them until you get to know them. I do not do that. I have many Right leaning friends and we can talk about the differences without insulting each other. The point is we do not have to agree but we can learn from each other.

          I see you signed yourself as a Tea Party Lover. I have nothing against Tea followers in general but I have researched the creators and backers of Tea and what I have learned scares me. I believe Tea followers are being as duped as you guys see we Liberals. The entity Tea came from is The John Birch Society and they scare me. They fought viciously against Civil Rights in the 1960′s and they claim all who do not agree with them are Communists, President Eisenhower for example. One of the main founders and financiers was a man name Fred Koch, huge in Big Oil. You might know of his two chips of his block known as the Koch Brothers today. Fred was a known bigot and an “only our ways are right for all” kind of guy and he passed that along to his kids. I see no Liberty in them at all unless you agree with them. JBS and TEA are supporting Big Business at everyone else’s expense. I can share research with you if you like but it might be best for you to do your own, assuming you really want the truth. If you go back far enough the Koch family comes from a nasty group in Germany who we fought against in WW2 and they brought that here after the war. I just feel people should know who the power behind what they support really are.

          You are one up on me, I have never been to Israel but I have always wanted to go. I own a number of trees there but I bet by now they are either kindling of part of a building.

          Thank you for the songs, I will listen to them as I have time… I wish for God to bless you too.

        • macgyver1948

          Alondra… By the way, one of my very best friends is a Born again Christian and also a lover of the Tea Party… She and I share a lot about what we like of our respective beliefs and we do not fight. It can work if you have as much respect for other people’s beliefs as you would want for yourself. It is a Golden Rule thing… It is also an American thing, or at least it should be… To each his/her own faith and leanings.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        Macgyver,
        1) I have NONE issues with my ex Jewish hubby. After our divorce I saw him only once on our daughter’ wedding.

        2) Yes, I am “for real” – flesh, bones and blood; female, white, mixed nationality (Spaniard/Belorussian), who was born and raised in the former USSR (!!!)

        3) My definition of Liberals is not delusional. It based on the long term of observation, which is sealed by the actions of the Democrats (who in reality are Progressives/ Communist/Liberals) and TOTALLY CORRUPT Liberal MSM. In the last four years the Corruption, Lawlessness [total dismissal of Constitution – The Law of this Land]; Demoralization, which undermines moral values and promotes parasitism, are flourishing in America with the rocket speed; Bulling Christianity; Constant attempt to silent their opponents by using race card, scare tactics, mantras and slogans such as “HATE CRIME”, “HATE SPEECH”, “DISCRIMINATION”, “fear mongers”, “wright wing conspiracy”, “homosexuals’ RIGHTS”; using labels HOMOPHOBE, ISLAMOPHOBE, RACIST, BIGOT, etc. They absolutely don’t care about integrity, ethics and TRUTH. The TRUTH does not matter for leftists’ agenda!

        “We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses HATE, REVULSION, and SCORN TOWARD THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH US.” – Vladimir Lenin (father of Bolshevik Revolution)

        Not long ago Erick Holder gave his definition of the TRUTH. He said that the “truth” is just a POINT OF VIEW.

        I hope you remember how Charles Schumer was caught when he was giving the orders to the congressional democrats call Tea Party members “extremists” & “radicals”.
        All those, who disagree with Leftists’ agenda, are intimidated, threaten, smeared and ridiculed.

        Leftists=Democrats/Communists/Progressives rewrite American history by replacing truth with the lies, by substituting heroes with villains, changing the pluses on minuses – the WHITE on the BLACK and the BLACK on the WHITE. And of course, they are “superior” then conservatives or Christians and exclusively “compassionated”. But the FACTS and statistics are pointing to the opposing direction.

        “Woe to those who CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL; Who put DARKNESS FOR LIGHT, AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS; Who put BITTER FOR SWEET, AND SWEET FOR BITTER! Woe to those, WHO ARE WISE IN THEIR OWN EYES, and prudent in their OWN SIGHT!” (Isaiah 5:20-21)

        Please read the American COMMUNIST MANIFESTO – 45 Communistic Goals for Takeover America and look how many already are successfully executed.

        rense.com/general32/americ.htm

        And please watch “The Agenda To Grind America Down!!!” at

        youtube.com/watch?v=9yYlytGy85A

        “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: Its PATRIOTISM, its MORALITY and its SPIRITUAL life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” – Joseph Stalin

        You wrote: “I look into what I read from both sides and then decide if I can agree.” You have to look at actions and project where the actions lead and what consequences would be.

        I just can tell you that more than 30 years I lived under the one-party communistic dictatorial regime. And what I see that America goes at that direction. I can make comparison.

        4) I have problem with all three parties: Dems, Reps and Libertarian. But in Dems I see Communist/Fascist ideology and methods. This party is not only nasty but is VERY dangerous. And the danger is aggravated that the vest majority of its members are totally ignorant and profoundly stupid.

        Listen this Austrian Lady:

        youtube.com/watch?v=HAvMHWhdEUU

        As a Jew, you have to be VERY preoccupied about in what direction America marching and who leads.

        Go and check Jew Watch Web. It’s an anti-Semitic website that promotes Holocaust denial, and makes many negative claims about Jews here in America.

        • macgyver1948

          Alondra… Ok, I will accept and respect your definitions of Liberal for you, as you see it. I will never accept for me that I, as a Liberal (or at least more Liberal leaning) will ever be a commie or a Nazi or any non American entity. I know so many Liberals who also feel the same as I but to each his/her own definitions.

          For example, as you include “We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses HATE, REVULSION, and SCORN TOWARD THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH US.” – Vladimir Lenin (father of Bolshevik Revolution) “. It is not the Left I see in this definition and I see it as dangerous to a society who cherishes Liberty and Freedom equally for all. And if you read the Founders they would agree that the individual is the most important entity, their liberties, and to deny any their free expression is against what the Constitution is protecting us from. Only the majority vote in elections should prevail. We cannot take individual liberties away from any citizen even if the majority opposes that liberty.

          We each must speak out even against the “masses”, as well as the Government, if our personal liberties are in jeopardy. The Constitution is here to protect us and not the Government, it is for each individual.

          “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.­”- Patrick Henry -

          “If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ~President George Washington

          If you have the right to say “Leftists=Democrats/Communists/Progressives” and/or “Communist/Fascist ideology and methods”, primarily the “Communist/Fascist” reverences, in your definition of Democrats then Charles Schumer and I can say “Tea Party members are “extremists” & “radicals”, as well as Tea Party/John Birch Society are stemming from a Hitler/Nazis who were extreme Right which they and their successors today are. I still remember reading in the news KKK and Neo-Nazis here wanting to merge with The Tea Party because their agendas are so similar. I believe the Tea Party rejected their public connection because they know they have to appear not to be them in public. But who knows behind closed doors?

          Alondra, I asked you to research the background of the leaders of Tea and JBS. The thing I do not agree with is Charles Schumer expecting actions against them without total proof.

          I have read the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO as well as Hitlers Mein Komph and they both scare me. We should know our enemies. I wish I still had them because I’d like to read them again so I will look them up. I know how it was in Germany from old relatives who came here after WW2, some with numbers on their arms. That is one of the main reasons I researched the JBS and Tea leadership and founders and I see so much commonality in their backgrounds. See, we can each relate from different angles, I see Tea as that kind of far Right entity and you do not. Communism, extreme Left, was and still is the enemy of Fascism/Nazi, extreme Right, and Tea will not want us to see that as it relates to them. We here in the US are so far in the middle and I hope we always stay that way. Many of my fellow Jews here see this about JBS and Tea and I remember seeing this about JBS as I was growing up. Again, President Eisenhower was not a commie but JBS insisted he was and I bet it was because he didn’t fight exclusively for the Big Corporations and personally I feel because he helped defeat Hitler/Nazis in WW2 but that last part is just my opinion.

          I see problems with all political parties here too. There is way too much dependence on and then obligation in return for the contributions and they can’t seem to win without those big monies. It makes me wonder who the representatives, no matter from what party, really represents. I also see too much adherence to pledges that are not put in place to help us. That is another issue for another time.

          I will go to the links you suggest as I have time. Thank you for them. I am always glad to hear about people leaving Commie control. But Commie or Nazi I do not want them here.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        Macgyver: “I have read the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO”

        Macgyver, you read “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
        But in my post I referred to 45 Goals of AMERICAN Communists/Leftists to Takeover of America.
        Here you have them:
        1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
        2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
        3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
        4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
        5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
        6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
        7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
        8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
        9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
        10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
        11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
        12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
        13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
        14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
        15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
        16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
        17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
        18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
        19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
        20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
        21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
        22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
        23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
        24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
        25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
        26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
        27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
        28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
        29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
        30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
        31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
        32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
        33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
        34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
        35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
        36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
        37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
        38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
        39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
        40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
        41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
        42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
        43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
        44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
        45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
        Note by Webmaster: The Congressional Record back this far has not be digitized and posted on the Internet.
        It will probably be available at your nearest library that is a federal repository.
        Webmaster Forest Glen Durland found the document in the library.
        Sources are listed below.
        Microfilm: California State University at San Jose Clark Library, Government Floor Phone (408)924-2770 Microfilm Call Number: J 11.R5
        Congressional Record, Vol. 109 88th Congress, 1st Session Appendix Pages A1-A2842 Jan. 9-May 7, 1963 Reel 12
        1963- The Year That Changed America
        By Greg Swank
        12-4-2
        Comment
        From Founders’ America
        foundersamerica@hotmail.com
        12-7-2
        Jeff…adding a couple of my own numbers:
        __ 46. Import anti-white racists from the Third World, via an open-borders policy, then force their integration to divide and conquer white Western civilization in North America.
        __ 47. Feminize and disarm both the citizenry and military; especially disarm white males.
        Founders’ America
        P.O. Box 71024 Richmond, VA 23255

        In my post I provide you with the Web Site without www.
        I provide you with Web again, but first type www. and then paste the link into the WEB browser:
        rense.com/general32/americ.htm

        • macgyver1948

          Alondra… Thanks, all interesting stuff. It has always been clear there is nothing like real experience to really understand. Someone who was a Communist citizen would know the real evil in Communism better than those who only read about it but reading about it is more than enough to know I don’t want any part of it or Fascism. They are both the same kind of evil when it is freedom that is at stake. I may be asking you a question or 2 from time to time.

          There is a difference between here and your commie block nations and the Fascist states of 20th century Europe. We here still have the power to protect the Constitution, and oursleves, from our government. We just need to remember that and stand up for it and us. In Europe and in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century the people weren’t nearly as free as we are here. After WW1 Germany was so economically and emotionally depressed and they were worried about Russia. I do not believe anyone here could steal the country, especially after losing the election, as Hitler did in Germany. Early in the 20th century Russia had its problems with the royalty so a revolution was in the making. When there is too much difference between the top and the vast majority of the people apathy rains from the top.

          Here in the US I see class warfare and I believe that is by design. That design is more so by the Right and that is why they scare me. So much of what the Right does is primarily to protect and prosper the elite in our country and not the rest of us. We, that rest of us, still have time to fight this and we have the Constitution to help us if we use it. I can see this in things such as the Norquist Pledge, where over 270 TPGOP in Congress have signed away their careers to do only what is allowed by Norquist and those like him. Obama would not be a signer so they had to hate him long before he was elected the first time. Maybe his skin color was an additional reason for some on the Right to hate him but I wont go into that here. They would have hated Hilary if she appeared to be winning the Dem leadership because she too would not be a signer. The signers of this pledge fear they would lose all support, receive loads of negative advertising and lose campaign funding if they defy what they signed. The signers are owned by Norquist and Romney and Ryan are two of the signers. Who cares about them now since the election. Norquist himself said “Romney will do as he is told” early on the the campaign. Norquist also said any who sign the pledge and betray it will be “toast”. He has so much money and clout the signers know he can do it.

          An early example of the evil of these mafia like pledges could be said of the what happened to the elder Bush. He wan his only term as president because he had full support of the Right. One of his huge campaign promises for his 1st run was “READ MY LIPS, NO NEW TAXES”. In case you didn’t know the Norquist Pledge (which came later) as its main ingredient, but not the only one, is “Under no circumstances will any signer vote to raise taxes”. This includes not allowing the returning of temporary tax lower-ings, such as the bush jr tax gift for his very wealthy buddies, to go back to their normal level at the expected “expiration” time. This means under no circumstances can taxes be raised even if tax raising is needed.

          Back to George Sr. Again he won his only term with the help of the Right and that “READ MY LIPS…” slogan help a whole lot. One of the first things he did after taking office was raise our tax burden. It is so believed he lost his second run for president because the Right punished him for that tax increase. Not long after that Norquist and others came up with that extorting Pledge of theirs. My point is the over 270 plus TPGOP Congressional signers know if they disobeyed they too would lose their future, they would be “toast”. They were enticed into signing with promises of huge financial support, power and reelections. Now they are stuck with their greed and with being controlled. If you want to argue that eh Left made up all these things I want to say I personally heard Norquist say these things in interviews. He said he wants to shrink the federal budget and tax rates to what they were at the start of the 20th century, not this century. Try running the country at those ancient and more innocent levels. Try supporting a military with those budgets today.

          The Pledge is not only about tabooing taxes but it is a start, it is also to fight for lowering the budget so many needed programs (forget the unnecessary ones for now, there are some of those too) will starve out of existence and to eliminate needed regulations as well. So who are the over 270 plus TPGOPers in Congress really representing, you and me or the Norquists/Kochs of the world? This is why I feel the Right is more so not in there for us than the Left is. They both suck to some extent but the Right has much more vacuum action.

          The more people are unemployed, which includes the very many who were made that way by their employer (mainly because their accountants said it is needed and because of out sourcing and BAINing) the weaker the resolve of the people will be. The TPGOP is supporting what the execs want for themselves. Employers do not need much reason to lay people off and without protections for the employees they are at the mercy of the employer. So much for ‘Right To Work’.

          If we lose our resolve enough the country will be easy picking for Government to take over as they want and that will begin with eliminating our Constitution. Bush jr and Home Land Security already weakened our Constitution and it wasn’t only them but it must be restored to its normal strength. Corporations will rule and representation will be obviously token. You obviously hate the Left but they are the best hope we have to prevent our Government from becoming more obviously The Government Of The Corporate People and no longer needing phony nick names such as ‘The GOP’ (Government Of The People). Give me a break with that that nick name but it should be that way.

          I just hope you do not hate the name “Left” so much because Communism is extreme “Left”. Here it is merely which physical side of the aisle in Congress they sit on, set up that way a long time ago, but somehow it became used to show hate for the other side by the Right. I am strongly leaning “Left” but there is no Commie in so many of us on the Left and I do not know of any. Would you enjoy being told by those who hate your side what you are especially when you aren’t? You give me links. Please research the roots of Tea through JBS and the personal histories of those who are the banks, personal financiers, of Tea, their real power. You hate Communism as I do even without the personal experience and I also hate Fascism/Nazism and they hate each other. Both are extreme enemies of liberty and freedom. We both need to understand who we are aligning ourselves with through who is at their respective tops. Which, between our Right and Left, is worse for freedom and liberty for us all? Which side really represents ‘We The People’ more than the other? We cannot answer these questions without really looking into them.

    • nikomo

      MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH THE MAYANS-damn that is funny [expletive deleted]
      CHRIStMAS canceled in York County,MAINE(except LEBANON,MAINE).
      MAINE COUNTY Sherrifs IGNORE U.N.& U.S.2012 “BAN”on CHRIStMAS!!!!!

    • http://midcontent brand inspector

      This is a winner for sure, appointing Plugs to over see a group of people to solve a problem. The better idea is how to ear notch a tag all socialist/marxist democrats, to make sure they all only vote once and are akive. I’m sure the Obummer NO Care would cover and medical costs. Also the socialist party thugs could shake them down eiser because they don’t fight, just talk trash and would cry for help from the UN dictators, who supports no one having a gun!!

  • Karolyn

    Merry Christmas, Ben. You really do look better without the facial hair.

    • Michael J.

      Karolyn,
      Merry Christmas too you also.

      I’m sure Ben appreciates your comments about a lack of facial hair and if he were to be provided with a photo of you, he would make the same suggestion.

      Hope you and yours spend lots of quality time around the Christmas Tree and please avoid any temptation to eat the garland.

      • Roger

        Thats not very nice

      • Paul Wells

        Bot what it lacked in nice, it made up for in funny! LOL

      • Opal the Gem

        Roger given some of Karolyns comments about Ben in the past while Michael J.’s comment might not be very nice it is payback in kind.

      • Average Joe

        Roger,
        That wasn’t nice?…I’ve been trying to get her to shave her back and braid her “pits” for weeks now….just sayin’.

        We’re not mean…we’re blunt….
        Which means we will tell you the clear difference between a bit naive and incredibly frigging stupid…
        Ask eddie, nc and flashy if you don’t believe me…..

        Grow ( or buy if need be) a sense of humor…and bit your quitchin! Even Karolyn knows that we are just razzing her….

        AJ

      • Roger

        AJ I was only joking if you would grow (or buy if need be) a sense of humor you would have known that and wouldn’t have to explain things you do not know about

      • Average Joe

        Dear Roger,
        Your comment: “Thats not very nice”, doesn’t leave much room for interpretation…It’s pretty straight forward and leaves no room for “humor” as an interpretaion….unless your idea of humor is quite different than it is for the rest of us. Humor usually consists of saying or doing something…..humorous. Your statement, does neither

        AJ

      • sam1966

        Micheal, D’oh! :-) :-) FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

        “And an angel of the Lord said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger.”

        Luke 2: 10-12

    • Vigilant

      Karolyn, it’s obvious that you find it impossible every Saturday to avoid the personal comments re Mr. Crystal. Are you laboring under some delusion that you are his mommie?

      • Mikey

        She’s a liberal….she’s everybodys “mommie”.

      • Karolyn

        Sigh. Some people just take themselves to damn seriously. Merry Christmas! Besides, I’m addicted!

      • eddie47d

        So is Mikey and Vigilant but they won’t admit the addiction! LOL!

      • Average Joe

        Merry Christmas to you also Karolyn. :)
        AJ

      • sam1966

        Merry Christmas from Sook Young and I also Karolyn. I hope things in SC are just as well as they are in Indiana. Though this time of year is for giving, sharing, love, peace, joy, and the birth of Jesus, there always has to be the “dumb” element. Look at this about how the Salvation Army is increasingly under attack by a group of fools.

        http://www.catholicleague.org/gays-condemn-salvation-army/

        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. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”

        John Quincy Adams

    • Roger

      A J,

      What i meant by joking was Its no big deal,nothing serious ,not something that would make you roll on the floor laughing like “bit your quitchin” which was very humorous some people would understand but as for you and “the rest of us” people you speak for I guess. I am very sorry

  • Paul Wells

    The Somali pirates segment had a happy ending, at least. Good piece, Ben, and Merry Christmas!

  • pete

    Look inside the 22 December 2012 WSJ. There is an article about a part of life in Argentina. Is that our future?

    • Karolyn

      WSJ?

      • Vigilant

        Duh, Wall Street Journal

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Vigilant, that is reading beyond Karolyn comprehension level besides business people and professionals read it and you know how the Left loathes business people.

      • Karolyn

        Sigh again. Some people just take themselves too damn seriously. Pardon me that I don’t read the WSJ. I am more into spiritual reading.

    • sam1966

      We may end up like Greece. Here is something showing that Obama bin Laden may want us to go over the fiscal cliff.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/19/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE8A80WV20121219

      Even the libtard/progtards in Washington are currently attacking plans they once supported. I guess that it is true that there is no honor among thieves. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

      You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

      “I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is One Nation Under God.”

      George H. W. Bush

  • Michael J.

    They should be called School Marshalls. They should be comprised of retired Police, retired FBI or even retired Secret Service. Plainclothed professionals roving our nations school campusses utilizing concealed carry techniques to avoid the stigma of visibly carrying a firearm. This out of sight, out of mind approach would also decrease the possibility of a child or perpetrator grabbing and using the officers weapon. The number of School Marshalls per campus should not be published, and the only visible sign of their presence should be a sign at the school’s gates that reads “School Marshall on duty”

    These few preventitive measures would make the artificially created Big Pharma monsters who perpetrate such heinous acts think twice. As for the cost, consider it the price we pay for allowing “Political Correctness”, and those who revere it’s freedom stealing concepts. Political Correctness and those who worship it’s Marxist inspired agenda, have effectively robbed parents of the right to discipline their children, and in it’s stead substitutes prescribed mood altering drugs to children who have not yet lived long enough to know what normal feels like. After a decade or so of this prescribed addiction inflicted upon unknowing teenage victims who were never given a choice, you end up with the finished product, Adam Lanza.

    • Donald

      Well said, now we the people should tell politicans that, they and the doctors should be held accountable for people like Adam Lanza. Israel has their Teachers armed and you don’t see Muslims trying to go on shooting sprees, Israelis don’t have gun controll. that’s why Muslims use bombs!

      • eddie47d

        The difference between Israel and the US is that Israelis carry their weapons because of the threat of outside invasion. In the US you all carry weapons because you want to overthrow the government and are always waiting for the right moment. Israel is paranoid about the world turning against them. US “patriots” are mostly just plain paranoid and conjure up false flag conspiracy theories to stoke their own egos. Guns in Israel are a true necessity for the survival of their nation. In the US its the constant stoking of those fears of the unknown and self loathing. Americans have the hero mentality and guns are their savior even when there are no threats. Israel has no such false illusions.

      • nc

        Donald, you say “the Muslims use bombs.” I wonder if they are same kind of bombs the Jewish terrorist used to blow up the Brits?? BTW, I am paid by NO ONE to post here! I am here to jerk the chains of people like you who refuse to accept their part in causing the problems we face!
        How much of out debt is the result of spending by Reagan and the two bushes? 70% of the first 10 trillion! Remember?? How much of the remainder did Obama have to spend to stop the loss of 2.6 million jobs a year which was occurring BEFORE he ever took the oath plus the cost of wars he did not start nor would have started! Maybe the GOP will come up with a candidate to reduce the debt! They just haven’t done it in their last three tries!!

      • Vigilant

        nc blathers, “Maybe the GOP will come up with a candidate to reduce the debt! They just haven’t done it in their last three tries!!”

        And the Dems have? Delusion, thy name is nc.

      • Vigilant

        Eddie says, “The difference between Israel and the US is that Israelis carry their weapons because of the threat of outside invasion.”

        Thank you, eddie. I see so many bigots from the left and right who claim that Israel is the aggressor. We are on common ground here, eddie.

        However, then you say, “In the US you all carry weapons because you want to overthrow the government and are always waiting for the right moment.”

        That’s a bit of a stereotype, wouldn’t you say? I don’t believe that, and I think you don’t truly believe that either.

        As for “US “patriots” are mostly just plain paranoid and conjure up false flag conspiracy theories to stoke their own egos,” I also believe that most conspiracy theories are hooie, but I wouldn’t condemn the majority of patriots in this country.

      • eddie47d

        Vigilant: NC never said that Democrats were any better so where did you see that? You need to put up a Gone Fishing sign because that is what you are doing! Now Clinton administration came fairly close to a balanced budget. Now I know you can come up with information to dispute that and pick it apart but historically the budget was one of the best.

      • Michael J.

        Donald said:

        “Well said, now we the people should tell politicans that, they and the doctors should be held accountable for people like Adam Lanza.”

        While I appreciate the accolades, you might consider putting the letters you write to politicians in one hand, and crap in the other.
        Then watch to see which one fills up faster.

        We are on our own, with absolutely no say in what happens.

      • eric

        No Israel does have strict gun control . the only people allowed to carry guns are the police and former miltary personel above certian rank . A former officer left his gun in his car and it was sto;en . this officer got 6 mo jail time for losing his gun . Active duty military guard some of the schools and the teachers do not carry guns .This was just reported in Israel today a new service comming out of Israel

      • Buster the Anatolian

        ” only people allowed to carry guns are the police and former miltary personel above certian rank .”

        Another LIE from eddie but then what else would you expect from an anti-gun zealot. A private individual can own a gun in Israel. the difference is a vet can purchase one at an earlier age (21 vs 27 for a citizen who has not served in the military).

      • Buster the Anatolian

        Sorry eddie I mis-typed the name it should have been eric.

      • Old Henry

        eddie, I think I hear the FEMA Bus honking at the end of your driveway.

        It is past time for you to pull your head out and get educated on what has been / is going on in the country. It is called incramentalism. You and your ilk are being slowly boiled and by the time you come to that realization….

        Try hare to shake you Nomalcy Bias.

      • Old Henry

        Buster, I wonder if eddie has a “Gun-Free Zone” sign in his front yard…

      • sam1966

        Care to cite a source on that one Eric? Here is something that tells exactly what our country is going through now and what it will take to get better.

        http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/tribulation-and-redemption-in-obamas-america/

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

        “Were you to ask me to recommend the most valuable book in the world. I should fix on the Bible as the most instructive both to the wise and ignorant.”

        Elias Boudinot

      • Coalminer

        Despite militarized society, Israel has strict gun laws | JTA – Jewish …

        Donald
        http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/07/24/3101546/despite-militarized-society-israels-strict-gun-laws-keep-civilian-violence-down
        Jul 24, 2012 … Despite militarized society, Israel has strict gun laws … Gun violence does still occur in Israel, though gun control is not a sensitive political issue.

    • nc

      Michael J., Do you see any connection between the mindset of those who have demanded no restrictions on gun possession with the fact we are discussing for the first time in our history the need for armed protection for our school children?
      I’m 77 years old and one thing I have noticed over the years is that the faster the “arms” got the more people killed in spree shootings. So maybe we need to do what we can to restrict the availability of the fast “arms”.I don’t think posting signs or making commercials asking the “shooters” to please not use fast guns will work!
      The irony of “freedom” is that basically the same conservative group of citizens who defend the “second” so devoutly are the ones who want to cut money for education yet are the same ones who want to add the great expense to “education” to arm and pay guards to be present in EVERY school in USA. Go figure!!

      • Warrior

        Without the Second Amendment, the other Amendments are pretty much useless. Of course, a liberal won’t agree with that concept. I heard dick turbin, the esteemed senator from IL, the other night spouting off that he thinks the only ones in amerika that should have assault weapons are the military and…………………..LAW ENFORCEMENT! Spoken like a true “progressive”. Ah yes dicky, you really love the “force” of the “gubmint”.

        Being 77 I’m sure you remember when people use to think in terms of “black and white”. Today, it’s all been replaced with “red and blue”. Intentionally, I may add.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        NRA was correct in saying what it did. Humans are contrary, you tell them not to do something they will do the opposite just believing that they will spite you and never thinking about the flood gates that they will open up with a full police state, more enforcement agencies, more investigators, etc.. Sometimes give the people what they want and step back to watch them chafe in the chains of their own creation.

      • eddie47d

        Exactly! Its quaint to ask the over 100,000 schools in America to place expensive armed guards in each and every one of them. I’ve been around Conservatives long enough to know that they vote down almost every single school bond issue. They involve taxes and we know how they feel about tax increases. If they won’t vote for better schools and important things like books and repairs on leaking ceilings then why would they insist on tax money for extra security. Denver has guards in some schools but not all and few are in the schools full time. That costs us $7 million as it is and Jefferson Country next door has 37 deputies who patrol schools but on a rotating bases. Few of their schools are covered and only checked on within the day. Remember Columbine High School which is also in Jefferson Country had two permanent security guards there in 1999 and look at the carnage that was still inflicted. So that NRAs very costly feel good solution is hardly the only answer that should be looks at.

      • Sky_Pilot

        since your 77years young, then you should have noticed the more people required to do a back ground check the higher the crime rate climbs..I remember whe I was a kid, a person could walk into a store, buy a gun and ammo and leave with it the same day.. now a person waits I believe this waiting period festers the emotion.. when I was 6 a man in my neighborhood whom has died since went and bought a gun and was going to kill his wife and her boyfriend, he said after he bought it went target shooting “getting to know the gun” came home and talked to his wife instead, they seperated.. he said that just target shooting calmed him down and he took his anger out on the cans and bottles…

      • eddie47d

        Nadzieja you contradicted yourself. The NRA is far from being “correct” and they may be only growing the problem. The more weapons that proliferate in society the more urgent need and demand for more police security. The more police watching our every move the larger the police state. More police in schools,more police in malls,more security cameras in every nook and cranny is only bringing big brother closer into our lives. Be careful in what the NRA tells you to do for they have been wrong before. Now they did encourage more mental evaluations but wouldn’t that take away the Freedoms from crazy people? I hope they are willing to take on Big Pharma and their pushing of psychotic drugs in the US. Now I think there are already enough delusional people running around carrying guns and blowing their trumpets. So why not allow more easy to get legal prescriptions so their Freedoms can either be enhanced or completely erased !

      • Vigilant

        nc (Nincompoop) says, “The irony of “freedom” is that basically the same conservative group of citizens who defend the “second” so devoutly…”

        How interesting. nc unwittingly reveals that he thinks you have to be a Conservative to defend the Constitution. That alone, by inference, most loudly confirms that progressives have NO respect for the Law of the Land.

        We’ve always known that, but it’s refreshing to see a leftist corner himself with the admission.

      • alex

        wow!77 and still hasn’t matured most people do that in their mid to late twenties

      • Bill

        NC
        Your ignorance is showing and it is destroying any credibility thart you claim to have

      • eddie47d

        Vigilant: He never said it the way you interpreted it but hey you can “troll” any way you want to.

      • Buster the Anatolian

        Well ;lets see eddie, based on previous discussions on the matter your ansewer is to ban a whole class of weapons (the semi-auto rifle). For your information here is a little tidbit that blows your ASSumption that the problem is the semi-auto rifle all to pieces. There are twice as many deaths from hands, fists, and feet-745 as there are from all rifles to combined including bolt action. lever action, pump, and single shot as well as the dreaded semi-auto-358. In other words hands, feet, and fists are over twice as deadly as all rifles combined. Stats from the Washington Examiner/FBI. Knifes/blades are 3 times more likely to be used to kill (1704) and other weapons are also over three times more likely to be used (1772) same source. Just admit it you are anti-gun and would like to see the private American citizen basicly disarmed.

      • eddie47d

        Its too obvious that people die from many forms. People die from heart attacks too so should we all carry AED devices on our hip to save ourselves. Now could you break down those 34,593 gun deaths for me. I’ll help you out because 11,173 are from suicides. People who drive SUVs think they are always safer. You know bigger and more macho but they end up causing many of the accidents they think they will avoid. Its true that if they hit a smaller car they may have a better chance of living regardless whether they caused the accident or not. Semi-automatics also give that false sense of security that more is better. No they just causes more casualties.

      • Curt_J.

        nc,
        “Michael J., Do you see any connection between the mindset of those who have demanded no restrictions on gun possession with the fact we are discussing for the first time in our history the need for armed protection for our school children?”

        And you are 77? Hmmm. That Alzheimer’s must be a beotch. Obviously you forgot about the school shootings that took place in the eighties. Oh, and the school of Amish that got shot up. I’m 43 and I remember.

        Banning guns won’t change anything. A fundamental return to God is the answer. And parents need to take an active positive role in their childrens lives. not set them in front of a TV or playing video games all day. You also commented earlier that you did not read the WSJ, but instead read spiritual material…by that, do you mean the Koran?

      • Vigilant

        nc says, “I’m 77 years old and one thing I have noticed over the years is that the faster the “arms” got the more people killed in spree shootings. So maybe we need to do what we can to restrict the availability of the fast “arms.”

        I’m 66 years old and one thing I have noticed over the years is that the faster the automobiles got the more people were killed in car accidents. So maybe we need to do what we can to restrict the availability of the fast automobiles.

        You see how your argument falls flat. Then again, you’ll never see that.

        If you wish more than reasonable restrictions on the availability of arms, then get a Constitutional Amendment passed. Federal and state violations of the Second Amendment have been, are and will be unconstitutional until that amendment is changed.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        “I guarantee you barack OBAMA AIN’T TAKING MY SHOTGUNS, so don’t buy that malarkey … Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re going to start peddling that to you. I GOT TWO. If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem. I like that little over and under, you know? I’m not bad with it. So give me a break. Give me a break.” – Joe Biden, September 20, 2008 (Castlewood, VA)
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XcyLeOm6yGc

        “Nevadans aimed high when we set out to create the largest and most advanced shooting range in the world … But we kept a steady eye on our target. And today with great pride Nevada has hit the bulls-eye.” – Harry Reid at the Clark County Shooting Park opening ceremony August 25, 2009
        ‘I carried a gun every place I went’ – Harry Reid
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flbzbFbKxK0&list=PLT_-h-k1p7sODhRwVqIwokdXD9ukHeAXq

        “I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me.” – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), April 27, 1995
        http://www.mrctv.org/videos/feinstein-1995-her-concealed-carry-permit-i-know-urge-arm-yourself-because-thats-what-i-did

        GUN CONTROL FOR THEE (law obedient citizenry), BUT NOT FOR DEMONcraps

        Libtards exempt themselves, right?

        Hypocrite, thy name is Nut Case & eddie47d(onkey)

        “GOOD GUYS with guns STOP BAD GUYS with guns” – Wayne LaPierre, VP of NRA

      • efred

        nc;
        When you were a kid and going to school, kids and teachers brought guns to school, mostly for hunting purposes before and after school; some schools even had rifle and pistol teams. And I’ll wager there wasn’t mass carnage in the halls of the schools, was there?

        What’s the difference? Two things: God and discipline. Over the past 40-50 years, the government has gradually, systematically been removing all reference to God in not only the schools, but in the public sector. And at the same time, the government has done the same for disciplining children and even adults for aberrant and antisocial behavior. We are now told that you cannot discipline children, and all forms of behavior must be lauded. This has led to a serious lack of public shame; if you disbelieve this, look at all of the talk shows on TV, and even the reality shows. It’s nothing but a public parade of depravity; no one is embarrassed exposing their most depraved behavior on national TV.

        The Bible says, “6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). And I’m not talking beating a child sensless for tipping over their sippy cup. It must be done with love and compassion. Since parents and teachers are forbidden to discipline misbehaving children, they learn to become robbers, murderers, rapists, embezzlers, etc. Now I ask you, which is worse: A) Spanking a child for doing something wrong; or B) Getting disciplined in the streets or prison, i.e., shanked, beaten, raped, murdered?

        I grant you, it was a gallant thing for the principal to try to disarm this lunatic, but it was a futile gesture; she gave up her life for nothing. The teacher that used her body as a human shield was just as futile; the bullets passed through her and into the children she was shielding. If the teachers and principal were properly trained and armed, he would not have killed nearly as many as he did, maybe less than a half-dozen, which is considerably better than over 20, is it not?

        Now, where’s the logic in banning guns? This deranged young man: 1) Was mentally unstable, which makes it unlawful for him to possess firearms; 2) Stole the guns, which is a crime; 3) Carried guns in a gun-free zone, which is also a crime; 4) Shot and killed several people, mostly children, which is a crime of the most abhorrent nature. The only people who will be affected by passing more laws is the law-abiding citizenry. The person intent on killing people is not concerned about breaking a law about using weapons that are banned or restricted by societal laws; such laws make it even easier for them to perpetrate their machinations of widespread death and mayhem on an unarmed and helpless public.

      • Michael J.

        nc ,
        Your prophetic words emit an aura which jumps from the screen without the aid of 3D glasses. You are a regular Nostradumbass, and not worth my time.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        Nut Case, your liberal mindset is tuned up/adjusted on the DISTORTIONS, LIES, DECEPTIONS and FRAUD. You should be ashamed of yourself, old LIAR.

        You wrote: “the fact we are discussing for the FIRST TIME in our history the need for ARMED PROTECTION FOR OUR SCHOOL children”. It’s a LIE.

        The Columbine High School massacre (April 20, 1999) “sparked DEBATE OVER GUN CONTROL LAWS, discussions of the INFLUENCE OF VIOLENT MOVIES and VIDEO GAMES in American society. The shooting resulted in an INCREASED EMPHASIS ON SCHOOL SECURITY, and a moral panic ( a threat to societal values and interests), social outsiders, GUN CULTURE, the use of PHARMACEUTICAL ANTI-DEPRESSANTS by teenagers, teenage Internet use”

        The Virginia Tech massacre (April 16, 2007) also “sparked intense debate about GUN VIOLENCE, GUN LAWS, gaps in the U.S. MENTAL HEALTH issues, the perpetrator’s STATE OF MIND, the responsibility of college administrations,[9] PRIVACY LAWS, journalism ethics, and other issues.”

        Tucson, AZ (January 8, 2011) Again, GUN CONTROL advocates pushed for INCREASED RESTRICTIONS on the sale of firearms and ammunition.

        The Aurora Theater (CO) shooting (July 20, 2012) “The shooting reignited the political debate on GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE, GUN LAWS, MENTAL HEALTH issues, THEATERS SECURITY. The results of a survey released on July 30, 2012 by the Pew Research Center suggested that the INCIDENT DID NOT CHANGE AMERICANS’ VIEWS on the issue.”

        Nut Case, ALL perpetrators had the MENTAL problem.

        “What has been will be again, WHAT HAS BEEN DONE WILL BE DONE AGAIN; there is NOTHING NEW under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, ‘Look! This is something new’? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10)

        Nut Case, STOP your DEMONcratic AGENDA.

        Merry Christmas and May God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob give you the WISDOM and brainess.

      • http://personalliberty Alondra

        “I guarantee you barack OBAMA AIN’T TAKING MY SHOTGUNS, so don’t buy that malarkey … Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re going to start peddling that to you. I GOT TWO. If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem. I like that little over and under, you know? I’m not bad with it. So give me a break. Give me a break.” – Joe Biden, September 20, 2008 (Castlewood, VA)
        youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XcyLeOm6yGc

        “Nevadans aimed high when we set out to create the largest and most advanced shooting range in the world … But we kept a steady eye on our target. And today with great pride Nevada has hit the bulls-eye.” – Harry Reid at the Clark County Shooting Park opening ceremony August 25, 2009
        ‘I carried a gun every place I went’ – Harry Reid
        youtube.com/watch?v=flbzbFbKxK0&list=PLT_-h-k1p7sODhRwVqIwokdXD9ukHeAXq

        “I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me.” – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), April 27, 1995
        mrctv.org/videos/feinstein-1995-her-concealed-carry-permit-i-know-urge-arm-yourself-because-thats-what-i-did

        GUN CONTROL FOR THEE (law obedient citizenry), BUT NOT FOR DEMONcraps

        Libtards exempt themselves, right?

        Hypocrite, thy name is Nut Case & eddie47d(onkey)

        “GOOD GUYS with guns STOP BAD GUYS with guns” – Wayne LaPierre, VP of NRA

      • Old Henry

        eddie, I also notice that you liberals never simply write out a check for a grand, or two, to the local school district. There seems to be millions of you, so pony up. Lead by example. Write the check eddie!

      • sam1966

        You show me a conservative that wants to cut funding to education. Maybe give pay freezes or have us pay a certain percent of our monthly pay towards our benefits package, but not cut money to education. Care to cite a source on this no cajones? If you are 77 years old and act like this, I hate to see how your kids and grandkids act. Here is something with Jesse “The Body” Ventura tearing apart Piers Morgan on CNN.

        http://www.westernjournalism.com/flashback-jesse-ventura-crushes-piers-morgan-on-2nd-amendment/

        This was funny. I hope he continues to rip libtards and progtards new backsides. 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.

        “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or the bayonet.”

        Robert Winthrop

      • Coalminer

        DONALD;

        I do believe in the right to bear arms.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      How much of a prison do you want the schools to become? When the emotional pendulum swings from one direction to the other, you get apathy or let it alone attitude on one side or the other direction where anything and everything must be done to overcorrect the bad scenario. In which case we create bigger problems for ourselves. Sometimes the best thing to do is to do absolutely nothing.

      • eddie47d

        I’m finally impressed that Nadzieja can think out more than one sentence and it makes sense. Atta girl !

      • Michael J.

        Nadzieja Batki said:

        “How much of a prison do you want the schools to become?”

        Better to have an armed guard than the shooting gallery that now exists due to Liberal naivete and Big Pharma Zombies being hatched now on a regular basis. Being placed in the hands of “The Perfect Worlders” has it’s price, make sure everyone knows who and what is the source of the misery.

      • sam1966

        Weel said Nadzieja and Michael, fellow patriots. You know that these things have been made possible by the ways of libtard/progtardism. Here is an article showing why there is so much violence in today’s schools. Very interesting reading.

        http://www.christianpost.com/news/huckabee-clarifies-remarks-about-newtown-shooting-and-god-in-schools-86739/

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

        “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

        Theodore Roosevelt

    • Hedgehog

      Why not just place all schools under martial law? Maybe even run the teachers through basic training and have them teach in combat gear. I’ve often thought that teachers should at least have a whip, chair and a pistol while teaching public school.

    • JUKEBOX

      Wayne LaPierre said it best: ” The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”. This is an universal answer to the violence problem Mr. Barak “PACIFIST” Obama.

  • Terri

    Keepin’ it real Ben, real funny! Thank you , and Merry CHRISTmas!. I agree with Karolyn, nice facial hair Sir Ben! Just like I tell my kids, “You are smart and good lookin’.Have an extra helping at dinner this year too, you deserve it.

    • Karolyn

      I said he looks better WITHOUT the facial hair. He looks too much like a devilor a smarmy con-man.

      • Roger

        Don’t worry it will go away he changes all the time like one of those old Wooly Willy toys

      • Nadzieja Batki

        By the way Roger, that’s not nice.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Roger, I forgot to say “that’s not very nice”.

      • Roger

        I meant it as a compliment,I liked that old wooly Willy. But your right I’m sorry.

  • dan

    Didn’t Funky Winkerbean have the solution….machine guns for every hall-monitor…
    Santa and I vote for masculine beards…the metro look is soooo gay (and scraping ones face with a sharpened blade is …BARBARIC)
    Another good-un ,BEN

  • jwhite

    Happy Post Mayan Apocalypse and Merry Christmas. For the most part this was a good one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.whittington.562 John Whittington

    Who said that the Mayan’s got anything wrong? We who have no Zero Year in our calender! Yea that’s right. It would be next year at 12-21-13 because of no zero year! Also we have been adding a day every year for over 120 years when we were supposed to only add a couple of days! We have added over a month worth of days making it November instead of December! SO Our calender is what is wrong, not the Mayans!!!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      So why didn’t the followers of the Mayan calender correct for the discrepencies in the time lines. They were supposedly smart enough to believe what the Mayans left behind but not smart enough to think.

    • Paul Wells

      John W. how do you suppose a race of pagans that lived many years ago would have a clue about the end of the World? If you are being serious, then that is just ignorant and misguided. “You’ll know neither the hour, nor the day, nor the season…”. I’ll take my chances with someone who has a lot more influence on this matter!

      • Buster the Anatolian

        John is one of those who actualy believe the Mayans predicted the end of the world he just thinks our understanding of the date is off. The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world John the calender mearly shows the end of the age or era and the start of the new one.

  • nc

    Warrior says that without the second amendment the other 9 are pretty much useless. Not in the last two hundred years <1812, have second amendment weapons been remotely used to protect our Biil of Rights from foreign forces, The Civil War was more about the need for a 13th amendment than defense of the first 10! History does not show the need for armed protection from the government and only paranoia makes it "necessary" now!

    • Buster the Anatolian

      That is because they have not been needed since all concerned KNOW we are a well armed nation and resistance to any attempted invasion would be fierce. They also know that a ragtag bunch of mostly volunteers whipped the “best” army in the world at the time in the war of 1812.

      As to the war of Northern Aggression, the war itself had nothing to do with slavery for Lincoln had made statements to the effect that he cared not one whit about freeing the slaves. The War of Northern Aggression was all about a power trip by Lincoln and his big business sponsers who would lose money if the South were to suceed in remaining independent and able to trade freely with whomever they wished.

    • eddie47d

      Good point NC and during the Cold War when we supposedly faced nuclear annihilation weapons on the ground wouldn’t have meant squat. In the War of 1812 didn’t the French (Lafayette) give us a hand Buster? I swear I read that somewhere!

      • Buster the Anatolian

        Actually you are wrong on two counts eddie. The Frence did not help us however the pirate Jean Laffitte did help. While Laffitte was from either France or a french colony he was not connected to france. He and his brother Pierre were businessmen/smugglers/privateers operating from Barataria Island off the coast of Louisiana.

      • sam1966

        Sheesh! Come on Ed! You know that Lafeyete was during the Revolutionary War. You don’t have to be a history teacher to know that. Here is a story of a girl who knows what gun control really is.

        http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/video-heres-one-girl-who-understands-real-gun-control/

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

        “It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

        Horace Greeley (Editor)

    • Curt_J.

      nc,
      “Not in the last two hundred years <1812, have second amendment weapons been remotely used to protect our Biil of Rights from foreign forces,"

      I am not going to do the searches to provide links to back up this, if you want it, do it yourself. Don't be a lazy Lib.

      If my memory is correct, Japanese general Yamamoto advised the emperor not to invade mainland USA, for they would encounter "…a gun behind every blade of grass." And that was the 1940's? So much for your "Not in the last two hundred years…" BS.

      I would have to say…there goes that Alzheimer's again.

    • eric

      I think history does show the need for protection from your own government .

  • tweaver1945

    Ben: Lose the mustache and that ‘other’ hairy growth on the front of your face or are you planning to grow it until Body Odor leaves office?

  • dunce

    We are all trolls? That sounds like standard “don’t be judgmental” liberal claptrap. Some opinions are actually fact based and not just talking points.

  • Vicki

    Since the world forgot to end yesterday we get to have one so

    Merry Christmas Ben and all

  • Doug

    Ben, why is it that no one wants to come out and say Congress is to blame for the extent of these mass shootings. When they enacted their “gun free school zones”, no one is equipped to take down the crazies. Locking doors and putting up fences didn’t work in Viet Nam (the “strategic hamlet defense”). Why will it work any better now Apparently the latest perpetrator went through a window. I deliberately chose the word “extent” because no one could stop the first shots, but reaction /response time is of the essence. Metal detectors would have done no good if the perp sneaks in through a window.
    A cop in every school isn’t possible. A while back the state in which I live had 400 + school districts and most districts had far more than one school in a district. Someone do the math. If each district had only one cop, 400 X $40, 000 (salary for one year) is $16,000,000. I realize this has not accounted for the training, equipment, certification, re-certification, hierarchy for those districts having more than one building as well as additional staffing,or a state organization for oversight. Even it state economies were in great shape —. It is not do able.
    Congress in its wisdom passes laws; Congress is responsible for schools being defenseless. Congress should be forced to take a good had look at the evil they have done!

    • Dorn

      Please Forward to Your Local Newspapers, Radio Stations, and Television News Stations

      Subject: Gun School For Teachers

      Las Vegas, Nevada: In the wake of the yet another senseless school massacre, I ask all our politicians, law enforcement officials, and school administrators one simply question:

      WHEN ARE WE GOING TO WAKE UP AS A NATION AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN?

      How many more children have to die before we will find the testicular fortitude, as a nation, to put in place REAL policies that will stop a deranged gunman in his tracks, before he can commit mass murder on innocent and defenseless children?

      How many times do I have to offer the nation THE solution?

      What the hell is wrong with the leaders of our country? Find a pair, and make the RIGHT decision to protect our children, not more of the wrong decisions that create the opportunity for the next lunatic to murder at will with zero resistance!

      Once again, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, arguably the world leader in providing intensified courses in the defensive use of firearms for private citizens, has the answer to stopping further attacks on school children. Front Sight will once again offer free firearms training to any school administrator, teachers, or full time staff members designated as school Safety Monitors.

      Front Sight will accept for training up to three staff members from each school, college or university.

      Applicants must submit a letter requesting training on school letterhead signed by the top school district official and designating the applicant as the school’s Safety Monitor.

      Please forward this e-mail to your state and federal legislators, local law enforcement departments and your child’s school administrator, as well as your friends and family, asking them to do the same.

      Guns and Teachers

      As Front Sight’s Founder and Director, I understand my offer to train armed school teachers may offend some school administrators and parents who do not see arming and training selected school staff members as a positive solution to violent attacks. However, historically, my approach has worked while gun control has actually increased violent crime by shifting the balance of power to favor the criminals and lunatics.

      My offer is not a new idea. In the early 70′s, Israel was faced with much greater problems of armed terrorist attacks on schools. The cry for more gun control was heard then too, but Israel very carefully analyzed all possible options before adopting the proactive position of arming and training their teachers. School shootings stopped and terrorists looked for easier targets. Gun control never has and never will stop criminals and madmen from carrying out acts of gun violence.

      In our country, every time a misguided individual on psychiatric drugs goes on a killing spree, anti self-defense legislators, watch the polls and exploit the dead victims in order to fool the public into accepting more gun control. It is time our country finds some resolve and the will to tackle the real problem, which is rooting out the actual influences in the lives people hat predispose them to commit atrocities. The problem is not guns. Guns don’t cause these incidents to occur any more than cameras cause child pornography or automobiles cause traffic fatalities.

      Israel had the right answer. Society is safer when we train and arm our law abiding citizens. As the defensive training leader in the USA, Front Sight is willing and able to set the example for the rest of the country to follow.

      Armed Teachers

      Dave Clark, who recently retired after teaching for the last 25 years at Junction Junior High School in Livermore, California agrees with Front Sight’s philosophy. In fact, Mr. Clark has previously attended a Four Day Defensive Handgun course at Front Sight at his own expense and found the course to be exactly what is needed to train fellow teachers to stop an attack similar to Columbine school and Virginia Tech. “Front Sight provides safe and responsible training to a level that exceeds law enforcement standards.” Says Mr. Clark. “Among the many lessons taught, I learned universally accepted rules in justifiable use of deadly force. More importantly, I learned when not to shoot and how to be more mentally prepared to see a lethal confrontation coming before it happens in order to avoid it. The firearms training is second to none and clearly gives the graduates the skill needed to save the lives of those in their charge if ever attacked. If my school district chose to adopt a policy of sending selected teachers to Front Sight for concealed handgun training, I would wholeheartedly support it and volunteer as a Safety Monitor. There is no reason for our children to continue to be victimized when free, professional training is available to stop school attacks.”

      Guns in Schools

      There is evidence that a gun in the hand of a teacher will stop an armed attacker. The vice-principal of a school in Pearl, Mississippi used his handgun to stop and detain an armed killer until the police arrived. It seems obvious that armed and trained staff members inside the school are in a better position to identify the attackers and do something immediately to resolve the situation. It is much harder for police, who arrive on the scene too late to stop the killing.

      Lawmakers With Blood on Their Hands

      An obstacle to training and arming teachers is the current law in many states prohibiting the possession of firearms on school grounds even when the possessor is qualified and has a concealed weapons license.

      Understand that those laws did not prevent or stop the gun violence at numerous schools over the last ten years. The brazen attacks in school after school during the last decade indicate criminals have concluded that ‘Gun-Free-School-Zone’ actually means ‘Government Certified, Helpless and Unarmed Victim Zone.’

      Schools Can’t Afford to Pass on No Cost Security

      Most school districts cannot afford to have even one full time police officer in every school, but they can easily afford to train three or more of their selected staff members to a higher level of firearms training than offered in police academies because Front Sight will provide the training at no cost.

      Retired law enforcement firearms instructor, Mike Waidelich from Bakersfield, California strongly supports the Front Sight concept of arming and training teachers. “Nearly every tragedy on or off school grounds in the entire 30 years of my law enforcement career could have been prevented or the damage done considerably limited, by the presence of an armed and trained individual.”

      Concealed Guns

      The training provided in Front Sight’s basic training classes easily exceeds the training provided in most police basic training academies.

      Front Sight proved it on their nationally televised reality series Front Sight Challenge. 80 Seasoned law enforcement officers from around the country went head-to-head in tests of marksmanship, speed and tactics against 80 private citizens– including teachers– who had not received any training other than Front Sight’s firearms courses. Remarkably, the Front Sight trained, private citizens won over half of every contest.

      Teachers will be trained to carry a concealed weapon, so potential attackers will not know which teachers are armed and which are not. In states that have adopted concealed weapon laws for private citizens, violent crime has dropped. School attacks will drop as well once it is known that any of the teachers and staff members on school grounds have the ability and training to stop a violent attack immediately.

      There is also scientific research that supports Front Sight’s stance on concealed weapon training from John Lott, Jr. at University of Chicago School of Law who published Crime, Deterrence and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns in July 1996. Mr. Lott’s research of cross-sectional time-series data from all 3054 U.S. counties from 1977 to 1992 found that allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons deters violent crime and appears to produce no increase in accidental deaths. If those states which did not have right-to-carry concealed handgun provisions had adopted them in 1992, approximately 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, and over 60,000 aggravated assaults would have been avoided yearly.

      Gun Control Increases Violent Crime

      How many times must we experience another Littleton, Colorado or Virginia Tech or Newtown Connecticut massacre before we wake up, study the research and adopt policies which actually reduce crime and begin saving our children instead of leaving them helpless victims when the next psych drug user snaps?

      Gun control increases violent crime yet some politicians continue to tout disarming law abiding citizens as a solution. Front Sight has a better solution.

      Arm and train school teachers to carry a concealed weapon. And post a DIFFERENT sign outside of ever school!

      Look for the RIGHT sign all over America. They are in front of the homes of armed and trained Front Sight students. If you were a deranged murderer, which house would you invade? One with an armed and trained occupant with a Front Sight sign or one who had a “Gun Free Zone” sign in his yard? The answer is simply to any rational person.

      WHY ARE SCHOOLS ANY DIFFERENT?

      Don’t have a sign? Get one here: http://www.readytodefend.com/frontsight/

      Front Sight Yard Signs

      Front Sight Yard Signs

      Front Sight Window Decals

      Front Sight Window Decals

      It is time WE WAKE UP and start providing REAL protection for our children in schools. Front Sight stands ready, willing and able to train every teacher in America if that is what it takes! Help us protect your children by demanding YOUR school send their teachers to Front Sight!

      Sincerely,

      Dr. Ignatius Piazza
      Founder and Director
      Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
      7975 Cameron Drive, #900
      Windsor, CA 95492
      http://www.frontsight.com
      info@frontsight.com
      1.800.987.7719

    • Dennis48e

      “Congress should be forced to take a good had look at the evil they have done!”

      And that will help how? They will just do like they have in the past, that being finding someone else or some object to blame while they continue to screw us over by passing more and more feel good laws that do nothing to solve anything and quite often if not almost always cause more problems than they cure..

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Congress does not believe it has done any evil. The people who vie to those positions of power have their own versions of what is evil.

      • macgyver1948

        Nadzieja Batki … If Congress doesn’t believe they are doing anything wrong, or evil as you say, then they should explain why their damn ratings are in the toilet. I have to agree with you on this.

      • sam1966

        True that! True that! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

        You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

        “Students should be taught theologically, with reference to the Being who is the author of them.”

        Thomas Paine

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

    What a year 2012 has been! The mainstream media continues to tell us what a “GREAT JOB” the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve are doing of managing the economy, but meanwhile things just continue to get even worse for the poor and the middle class. It is imperative that we educate the American people about the true condition of our economy and about why all of this is happening.

    If nothing is done, our debt problems will continue to get worse, millions of jobs will continue to leave the country, small businesses will continue to be suffocated, the middle class will continue to collapse, and poverty in the United States will continue to explode. Just “tweaking” things slightly is not going to fix our economy. We need a fundamental change in direction. Right now we are living in a bubble of debt-fueled false prosperity that allows us to continue to consume far more wealth than we produce, but when that bubble bursts we are going to experience the most painful economic “adjustment” that America has ever gone through. We need to be able to explain to our fellow Americans what is coming, why it is coming and what needs to be done.

    Here are some economic numbers that should sober people up.

    1. In December 2008, 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, a new all-time record of 47.7 million Americans are on food stamps. That number has increased by more than 50 percent over the past four years, and yet the mainstream media still has the gall to insist that “things are getting better”.

    2. Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today, about one out of every 6.5 Americans is on food stamps.

    3. According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”

    4. According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all Americans have received money from a safety net program run by the federal government at some point in their lives.

    5. For the first time ever, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless. That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year.

    6. Median household income in the U.S. has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.

    7. Families that have a head of household under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

    8. The percentage of working age Americans with a job has been under 59 percent for 39 months in a row.

    9. In September 2009, during the depths of the last economic crisis, 58.7 percent of all working age Americans were employed. In November 2012, 58.7 percent of all working age Americans were employed. It is more then 3 years later, and we are in the exact same place.

    10. When you total up all working age Americans that do not have a job in America today, it comes to more than 100 MILLION.

    11. According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all small business owners in America “say they would not start a business today given what they know now and in the current environment.”

    12. The number of jobs at new small businesses continues to decline. According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the decline in the number of startup jobs per 1000 Americans breaks down by presidential administration…

    Bush Sr.: 11.3

    Clinton: 11.2

    Bush Jr.: 10.8

    Obama: 7.8

    13. The U.S. share of global GDP has fallen from 31.8 percent in 2001 to 21.6 percent in 2011.

    14. The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.

    15. There are four major U.S. banks that each have more than 40 TRILLION DOLLARS of exposure to derivatives.

    16. In 2000, there were more than 17 million Americans working in manufacturing, but now there are less than 12 million.

    17. According to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of all Americans were “middle income” back in 1971. Today, only 51 percent of all Americans are.

    18. The Pew Research Center has also found that 85 percent of all middle class Americans say that it is harder to maintain a middle class standard of living today than it was 10 years ago.

    19. 62 percent of all middle class Americans say that they have had to reduce household spending over the past year.

    20. Right now, approximately 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.

    21. Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be either “low income” or impoverished.

    22. According to one survey, 77 percent of all Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck at least part of the time.

    23. Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

    24. The average amount of time that an unemployed worker stays out of work in the United States is 40 weeks.

    25. If you can believe it, approximately one out of every four American workers makes 10 dollars an hour or less.

    26. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49 percent of all Americans live in a home where at least one person receives financial assistance from the federal government. Back in 1983, that number was less than 30 percent.

    27. Right now, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. And that does not even count Social Security or Medicare. Overall, there are almost 80 different “means-tested welfare programs” that the federal government is currently running.

    28. When you account for all government transfer payments and all forms of government employment, MORE THAN HALF OF ALL AMERICANS ARE NOW AT LEAST PARTIALLY FINANCIALLY DEPENDENT ON THE GOVERNMENT.

    29. Barack Obama has been president for less than four years, and during that time the number of Americans “not in the labor force” HAS INCREASED BY NEARLY 8.5 MILLION. SOMETHING seems really “off” about that number, because during the entire decade of the 1980s the number of Americans “not in the labor force” only rose by about 2.5 million.

    30. Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.

    The rest of the list here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/unemployment-and-poverty-in-america-75-economic-numbers-from-2012-that-are-almost-too-crazy-to-believe/5316546

    • macgyver1948

      WTS-JAY… You display “1. In December 2008, 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, a new all-time record of 47.7 million Americans are on food stamps. That number has increased by more than 50 percent over the past four years, and yet the mainstream media still has the gall to insist that “things are getting better”.

      2. Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today, about one out of every 6.5 Americans is on food stamps.”.
      ETC…

      I agree this is so sad but why are we pointing in all the wrong directions with this so often. From what I see it takes loads of proof on the part of the person receiving Food Stamps to get it. They have to prove in so many ways they cannot make it, EAT, without this program. Your Number 2 statement shows there were fewer Americans needing Food Stamps in the 1970′s than today’s figures. The economy worsened since the 1970′s and still we are blaming Obama for that, well the Right is. I wonder how much Presidential control Obama has has since the 1970′s. I bet about as much as you have until he was elected the first time.

      The problem is from many directions but many of the receiptiants of Food Stamps are not on them because they want to be although there are some who do. As with unemployment many Food Stamps receivers are not there because of their own doing, and no matter how much the TPGOP wants us to believe that it just ain’t so. Maybe many FS receivers are on FS because they were made unemployed by their employers. And there are many employed who are on it because they just aren’t making enough money to not be on it.

      As I said the problem is from many directions but so much of the problems come from big business wanting to cut expenses, and payroll is a huge expense along with many needed regulations, and one of the exec’s main desire is to keep as much money as possible at their top. In so many ways the TPGOP is totally supporting that and there we have it, two huge, but not those alone, reasons for both unemployment and FS being so high.

      I say again it is so sad for the FS roles to be so high but it was an engineered process going on for many decades. I read in more than one place that nothing really gets done in our country unless Congress wants it to. Which side of the aisle do you think is so much more in favor of what big business wants over our needs than the other? People on FS and who are unemployed/underemployed are so much easier to control (and monitor) than the decently paid. Well, maybe it is way past time we started firing our elected representatives who aren’t really representing us…

    • sam1966

      Well said Jay, fellow patriot. Here is something that we need to remember this holiday season. The real reason for the season.

      http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/if-we-ever-needed-christ-in-christmas-it-is-now/

      FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

      You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

      “The moral duty of man consist in imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God manifested in the creation toward all of His creatures. That seeing as we daily do, the goodness of God to all men, it is an example calling upon all men to practice the same toward each other.”

      Thomas Paine
      Age of Reason

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

        With all due respect, Sam, but Obama will “never” be impeached. The “corruption” in the political-organ is too wide-spread and pronounced, chronic, in fact, and beyond recovery, i fear, to expect appropriate measures would be taken. For to demand the impeachment of Obama, is liken to suggesting that an insane asylum where even the physicians have succumbed to madness, that there should be someone among them qualified to prescribe appropriate treatment; or liken to drawing from a poisoned-well, expecting fresh-water. It is time to abandon such foolish thinking, Sam.

        We should no longer refer to government officials as “politicians”, but rather, “insane and wholly-corrupt”, and the political system no longer as “government” but as the “insane-asylum”; a nest of vipers and cobras, and all that is un-holy and pure-evil! Its high time we started looking up, Sam! Reject the illusion to those who are deluded and reject sound doctrine; it is their, world, not ours! And their “father”, our mortal enemy…!

  • Braxos

    You lucked out. The mayans would have eaten you orsacrificed you. Our loss.

  • S.C.Murf

    Merry CHRISTmas all. Great piece Ben. Thanks for the info all year long.

    up the hill
    airborne

  • jopa

    This is the site to come to for your Mayan end of the world predictions.If Wayne Root was right about the landslide win of Mitt Rummy there sure would have been an end to America as we know it and those in the 57% bracket would have been reduced to poverty stricken paupers.Believe it or not folks that is YOU in the 57% bracket even though most of you are having visions of grandeur by winning the lottery or some rich uncle is going to leave you a fortune.This is a much nicer Christmas knowing the majority actually picked the best man for our President and we are so fortunate that Mr. Obama accepted the offer.I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year with good health now that the ACA was passed and upheld by the Supremes as being the law of the land.

    • macgyver1948

      japa… I very much agree with you but here you are asking for trouble, just be ready for it – the insults and the put downs just because you have the audacity to not agree with them.

      You mention Wayne Allen Root. Why bring him up more than necessary when he always is so sure of what he predicts and is so often wrong? Thank God he was also wrong about Romney’s “certain/for sure” win.

  • Buck

    Ben , some of your Humor is way too real and painfull to be considered humerous .

  • nikomo

    ?american communist agenda?
    yes,and it is very crafty to say the least.
    sam donaldson,kooki robertz one in the same?
    stay outspoken,to plant the individual liberty seed,
    be not afraid in view of the novice,but be wise,don’t get crushed by the bully mobs…..

  • braxxos

    Ben Crystal, what an idiot.

  • coal miner

    we

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