We all face our own mortality. Each of us knows that one day we will be called home, whether we acknowledge this fact in quiet moments of introspection, or whether the inevitability of it slaps us in the face, we know deep down that we will one day “shuffle of this mortal coil”.
As you all know Caveman and his dear departed wife Mary went through a long battle with cancer, one which Mary eventually lost. Through it Kent was a paragon of strength, an inspiration to those of us with whom he shared the story. His love for his wife was unshakeable, the depths of his moral, emotional and physical strength were limitless, and he restored mine and many others faith in humanity and hope for the human condition. He never cursed God, rather he turned to Him for comfort and solace. Although a recovering alcoholic he never allowed the horrors of watching his wife suffer and die serve as an excuse to drown his demons. He knew all too well that they can swim better than he could drink. And he always thanked us, his friends here on this site, for the support we gave him. It was we who needed to thank him; he reminded us all what a real man, a real husband, a real Christian, was.
well now God has decide that Kent’s troubles are not over. Like Job in the Old Testament, Kent must again face the terror of cancer, this time his own. He has been diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. He was recently admitted to the hospital after a fall, and as sometimes happen things didn’t look right. Then the test results came back.
Kent has seen where this will lead and has decided accordingly. He will not fight it. He will wait to go Home and be with his wife. In his own words;
Personally, knowing what I know, I think I will be following Mary home soon. But I will not live waiting to die, don’t treat me that way, please.
I for one won’t Kent. I will celebrate that I was honored to have known a man such as you. And I will pray that you will face the last of your many challenges in life with the same courage and fortitude that you faced down all the rest.
“When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” – Tecumseh
LC and IB Bill Quick answers, to a question as to why the Ogabe Junta lies, stalls, obfuscates and breaks the law at will (in this case refusing to provide the documentation in the David “Entitled Prick” Gregory Is Apparently Above The Law™ case, but it applies equally to every single other one of the umpteen cases of Ogabe and his Commissars getting away with murder):
Why? Because they can.
They do what they want, and then they lie and stonewall if you have the temerity to question them.
We live in a tyranny. People need to understand that.
I know they’d like to avoid that conclusion, because once they arrive at it, they are then faced with the question of what to do about it.
And most of the answers are fairly repugnant. [Emphasis added -- Emp.M.]
And that is why we are “treated” to endless exclamations of “surely not!”, “this must be the unintentional consequences of some mistakes somewhere”, “let’s not put on our tinfoil hats here” and “Obama is just a well-intentioned man who is in over his head” every time more evidence of perjury, lies, corruption, overreach, tyranny, Stasi methods and treason is added to the already enormous pile indicting the Ogabe Junta and their goons.
Certainly it’s not because all of those people saying such things are stupid, because a lot of them are most assuredly not stupid, nor is it because all of them are nefariously trying to cover for a tyrant, because a lot of them are demonstrably not on Comrade Ogabe’s side.
It’s because they already know the answer, and the answer scares them. As it should. It scares the everloving fuck out of His Imperial Majesty too.
Because once that elephant in the middle of our once free republic is acknowledged to exist, it becomes mandatory for any self-respecting patriot to do something about it, and nothing good lies down that road.
But travel that road we must. If not now, then later. If not on our own terms, then on theirs. If not on our feet, then shackled on our knees in cattle cars on the way to the camps.
Of that we’re fairly certain, now that he’s dared question Comrade Hussein’s Junta’s Narrative about “no targeting going on at the IRS.”
Yes, it’s that Chris Tingles. No, we’re really not kidding.
“[I]t’s like he didn’t see what he knew people certainly right, left and center could see, that when you target particular groups, you’re targeting particular groups. I mean, if this were on the other foot, and this was a George W. administration, they were targeting groups that were calling themselves progressives, I would say it’s prima facie evidence of targeting. I don’t think it’s complicated.”
If abuse of power and deliberate targeting of certain political groups going on in an election year (can we quit calling 2012 “legitimate” now, perhaps?) is obvious enough for drooling old fuckwit Chris Tingles Matthews to see, then it’s pretty damn obvious, we’d say.
How can you tell? When you play the race card that’s how.
‘I’M A BLACK MAN’
Have no illusions. This is a not-so-subtle hint to Boner and McCockless that Obongo will wage a scorched earth campaign. Things are starting to turn, however slightly but the sharks are a sniffi’n and that’s never a good thing.
His Imperial Majesty has a lot of rules of thumbs for visiting other countries and even more handy dandy flash card reminders of what each country is like. Such as “when in Germany, don’t mention the war”, “France has a million kinds of cheese, none of which are edible by humans”, “don’t ever let a
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As most of you know, I recently found myself within the ranks of the unemployed and am really just loving the ever living shit out of dealing with bureaucracy in action. I’ve decided to swallow what little pride I’ve left and apply for whatever crumbs the Lonestar State chooses to give me, but I’m wondering
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Presented without further comment, thanks to the geniuses at The People’s Cube: Thatisall.
If anybody still believes that this is all going to end peacefully or concentration camps then please get on a fucking boat and head to France…quickly. Via the Jawa Report: (Sorry Misha but I just HAD to pile on).
Oh dearie, by the hairs of Jove’s Balls are the presstitutes ever outraged that their boyfriend turned on them as opposed to the gazillion times when he violated the rights of others, but “they said nothing, because they weren’t a [insert name of group being raped here]. “Yet few in the press are interested in
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She’s doing very well, thank you very much, being in charge of the IRS’ OgabeCare Office, where we’re sure, SURE that she’d never EVAH abuse her position to, say, “delay” life-saving care to Enemies of The People’s Socialist OgabeRepublicTopia of Next Tuesday™. (H/t LC Virago). It’s not like she has a history of illegally abusing
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