of Blankets and Miscalculations

Lately I’ve been re-reading some history, the Decline and Fall the Roman Empire by Gibbon, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Shirer and A World at Arms by Keegan and I’ve noticed some things.  Man is a clinger, bitter or not.  Man clings to beliefs that comfort him and give him solace in times of tribulations whereat be the Bible, The Torah, family, booze, fire, drugs, sex, a quilt, bed, Paganism, guns or whatever.  When man is confronted by what he fears or perceives as fear i.e. the unknown he retreats to the things that give him peace and solace.  He collapses upon himself into the comfort of what he knows and believes (even if he has forgotten or eschewed).

What I’ve deduced (yeah fancy shit words) is that gun bans, confiscations or whatever have not happened during times of tribulations but during times of prosperity and peace.  That’s only when they will they work.  Two examples, when Hitler came to power he promised that Germany would be prosperous, healthy and would avenge the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty and he did just that.  Hitler was a monster beyond all compare but he was what others weren’t…a consummate, savvy politician and he knew what the people wanted and he delivered it to them.  During the ’30s Germany prospered where other nations were drowning, including the United States.  In return all he asked was for a little obedience, order and certain other things that were relatively minor (unless you were a Jew) and the people happily complied.  One of those things was gun registration and eventually confiscation. The people thought “Hey, life is good, I’m making money, prices are low so is crime and Germany is once a power player on the world stage what do I need a gun for?”  Germans weren’t afraid of the unknown.

The second?  The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.  Same thing.  Life was good, inflation was low, unemployment was low, GDP was up, the Berlin Wall was dust, the Soviet Union was history and the good times were rolling on Wall Street and Main Street.  You want to take some guns?  Ok, crime is down so we don’t need’em so go ahead, take’em.  Americans weren’t afraid of the unknown so they took them, but we’re going to put a time limit on it…just in case.

Think of comfort and protection in a simpler way.  A child and his/her blanket.  An inanimate object, a blanket, that gives protection and comfort to a child.  Take one away and see what happens.  We, as adults, know it doesn’t do anything for protection but to a child a blanket is life itself.  It’s a constant, an anchor in a world that is constantly changing and that they don’t understand and are, consequently, frightened of.  The blanket gives comfort and security in an otherwise terrifying world.

So do guns but on a higher intellectual plane but the logic is the same.

And this is where the Socialists have miscalculated but no less dangerous but more.  They think guns are like blankets to a child.  Yes that simple, remember, again we’re not dealing with MENSA members here.  Yes, we’ll take them away and they’ll scream and cry but eventually they will accept it like they always do.  Again, Man finds comfort in what he thinks will protect and serve him…i.e. guns…or swords, battleaxes, rocks or fire and he’ll use those things to protect his life, no different than a caveman.  As I said before people are scared right now and Man who is scared runs to what he knows best to protect him and won’t give it up without a fight.

Man will not give up what he perceives will protect him willingly and you’ll take it only at determinate to your own life…just ask a child.

48 comments

  1. 1
    Spin Drift growls and barks:

    I just realized that we are back to the divided country of the 1860′s and the arguments for and against slavery. I find it highly ironic that the argument is now being made that slavery to the state is what is preferred and that the cause of freedom is to be abolished. Up is Down, Left is Right, Good is Evil. Do not go softly into that good night. Kicking and screaming and a hail of lead. From my cold dead hands…The future you save will be your childrens.

    Hold Fast!

    Spin Drift

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Illinois is about to ram through a confiscation law for anything newer than a Matchlock. :em08:
    I think if they ram this through, it might be time to order supplies of Tar and Feathers. :em07:
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  3. 3
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Now this…. was an absolute joy to watch…. :em05:

  4. 4
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    Gibbon should be required reading for the Ivory Tower intellectuals. The Socialists think they are progressives, moving the Human Condition forward (at the expense of gun-clinging troglodytes). But in the person of Diocletian, we see the failure of Price Controls. In the Late Roman Guild system we see the modern Labor Unions, in the Bread distributions (the ancient Roman Dole) we see the failures of the modern welfare state. Marx was just rehashing ideas 2000 years old on the day he was born. They aren’t the symbols of progress, they are the harbingers of terminal decline.

    But, most important of all, we see what happens to a population which has lost its martial spirit, who has given up its will to fight.

    Our will to fight, as a nation, is endangered but not extinct. Something of it remains, enough to maintain our powerful military, enough to maintain a large armed populace, enough to inspire blogs such as this one to warn the Socialists… yes, we have taken a lot of damage, politically and economically. But we, the armed, the strong, the un-fucking-willing to surrender… we’re still here. Just -TRY- and come for us, Socialists. Do it. I dare you. Hell, I -WANT- you to do it, because that conflict is one which favors us over you. Come on, you know you want to try…

  5. 5
    bruce growls and barks:

    now is a good time to buy flechettes for your 12 gage as they are effective against body armor and are good for 100yrds.if you want to shoot you should learn how to reload.

  6. 6
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Everybody knows what’s coming. We as Americans are usually just too polite to say it. But as the twilight sets on our nation, the facade of civility will too. The more tyrannical the government’s overreach, the more visceral the response of the people shall be to it.

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    HempRopeAndStreetlight says:

    Everybody knows what’s coming. We as Americans are usually just too polite to say it. But as the twilight sets on our nation, the facade of civility will too. The more tyrannical the government’s overreach, the more visceral the response of the people shall be to it.

    Agreed – we’re just praying there are enough left who truly believe in the USA to pull it off, not quitting part way through.
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    Orion growls and barks:

    Just waiting for things to start so we can get it over with.

    I figure 2 years until it starts, then maybe 4 before it’s over.

    The coastal cities are going to be graveyards.

    Orion

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Serious stuff…….

  10. 10
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Forgot the link

  11. 11
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Doug Giles has a pertinent warning: “Gun Confiscation in Ten Easy Steps.”

    “All the time fellow gun owners say things to me like, “Seriously, Steve, how would they possibly gather up all the hundreds of millions of guns that are out there?”

    “Well my naïve friend, let me tell you how it works.”

    http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/gun-confiscation-in-ten-easy-steps/

    Sounds just like … what’s happening now! I’m afraid he’s called it right on the money.

  12. 12
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    We are already past Step #7 in Doug Giles’s scenario. The Commiecrats are slicing us up, category by caliber, one sector at a time. . . .

    Here are the final steps:

    Step 8: Use some kind of national emergency to begin final implementation once the population has been sufficiently disarmed. This can be done through economic chaos or used as an excuse to quell civil uprising as a result of a variety of circumstances.

    Step 9: Throughout the process, implement draconian fines and prison sentences for those who refuse to capitulate. Encourage neighbor to turn on neighbor and gun owner to turn on gun owner. Reward turncoats with positions of power or financial gain.

    THIS STEP IS KEY: To those that think, “They’re not going to take my guns away,” you are a fool. Most people will capitulate when they are faced with huge fines and prison sentences. Look no further than the Holocaust less than sixty years ago. These were not guns that were rounded up and destroyed, but human beings! Does any reasonable person think that this could not possibly happen again?

    And for those of you who think democracy is the answer, Hitler was put in power through the democratic process and then gained absolute power though various political moves eventually taking full control of the government.

    Step 10: Welcome to disarmament!

    My gun-owning friends, do not fall for these steps. Resist them at every turn. Today it’s thirty-round magazines, “military looking” guns, online ammunition sales and registration — tomorrow, it’s full confiscation.

    Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/gun-confiscation-in-ten-easy-steps/#ixzz2GsWBertF
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  13. 13
    LC thecabal growls and barks:

    I think the author of this is a Rottie, but I’m not 100% sure, so please don’t beat me. :em06: :em05:

    Regardless, he name drops the Rott a few times and the article makes for some good reading

    http://www.dethguild.com/this-is-the-era-that-shall-test-the-resolve-of-men/

  14. 14
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    This is a great article: “The Man Who STOPPED A School Shooting”

    Until the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, the deadliest school shooting in American history occurred at the University of Texas in 1966. Charles Whitman, an architecture student at the university (and a Marine Corps veteran) climbed the landmark, 28-story clock tower on the UT campus with a high-powered rifle, then opened fire. Sixteen people died before a small group of Austin police officers, accompanied by armed citizens put an end to the rampage. . . . The Austin American-Statesman describes how McCoy, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, ended 99 minutes of chaos:

    Read the story here:

    http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-man-who-stopped-school-shooting.html

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    The point about being able to pull things like this off when times are good is important. The progs think that things are just peachy now and so it would be a good time to enact further restrictions on guns. Those of us who actually live in a reality-based community, however, are aware of just how wrong that assessment is.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster says:

    Illinois is about to ram through a confiscation law for anything newer than a Matchlock.
    I think if they ram this through, it might be time to order supplies of Tar and Feathers.
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    They did it.

    One measure would ban the possession, delivery, sale and transfer of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. People who currently own such weapons could keep them but would have to register them. The bill would allow semiautomatic weapons to be used at shooting ranges, but those facilities would be regulated.

    To those in Hellannoy, I’m sorry that you’ve become the first slaves to the new Reich.

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    LC thecabal growls and barks:

    Here’s another really good article from someone who, much like the Emperor, doesn’t know shit about what he’s talking about since he only escaped from a Socialist/Communist hellhole (and IIRC, he actually worked as a Soviet propagandist, so he really doesn’t know the subject matter at hand).

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/the_socialist_mind_game_a_brief_manual.html

  18. 18
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Well, there is some good news. The Marines are starting to land on Feinstein. :em01:
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  19. 19
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    LC thecabal says:

    I think the author of this is a Rottie, but I’m not 100% sure, so please don’t beat me.

    I don’t think so, but if it is, there are only one or two here who write that well. That was an excellent missive, to be sure.

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    Spin Drift growls and barks:

    The Ilannoys gun grab was not on the local Chicago news last night. Just coming out of committe doesn’t make it a law. It has to pass a full floor vote. I don’t know if the legislators south of I-80 will be for this BS. At least my collection except for a few select pieces is moving out of state.

    Hold Fast! Ready on the right, ready on the left, aim center of mass, fire at will.

    Spin Drift

  21. 21
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    In Republican Rome, “Rex” (King) was a dirty word. No one hoping for political power in the rapidly-expanding Republic would use that word. No man would say “I will be King.” But after the Triumvirate, the fall of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, Augustus became what we now know to be the first Roman Emperor. But he never called himself King. He was not Rex. He was merely the First among equals, ostensibly returning power to the Senate. He was the savior of the Republic.

    Today, Socialism is the same way. Nobody wants a Socialist running the country, Communism is a dirty word. No American will support such. Yet, like Augustus (who had more power than ANY contemporary King), all the particulars of Socialism will come into force in America. Someday the Historians will look back and say… that is the First American Emperor. That is when Socialism came into play. Will it be Woodrow Wilson the historians label as the First Socialist? FDR? Lyndon Johnson, Obama or some as-yet-to-be-determined President? We don’t have the luxury of looking back on our own history… but someday, if it hasn’t happened already, the First Socialist will say… I am not a King, I am not the Commissar. I am merely the First among Equals. After all, some people are more equal than others.

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    single stack growls and barks:

    Someday the Historians will look back and say… that is the First American Emperor. That is when Socialism came into play. Will it be Woodrow Wilson the historians label as the First Socialist? FDR? Lyndon Johnson, Obama or some as-yet-to-be-determined President? We don’t have the luxury of looking back on our own history… but someday, if it hasn’t happened already, the First Socialist will say… I am not a King, I am not the Commissar. I am merely the First among Equals.

    That would be Lincoln.

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    I don’t think so, but if it is, there are only one or two here who write that well. That was an excellent missive, to be sure.

    That article was a collaborative effort by 5 people, including myself. (I provided some of research, and helped dredge up the quotes from “round-the-web.) While the primary author is not an official member of the empire, I’d like to consider myself a minion of his royal highness. I am what you might call the “family internet enabler.”

    So the answer is… sorta?

    :em03:

  24. 24
    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    Next question is, how soon will Southern Illinois disown Springfield, Chicago, and Crook Co.? I feel a secession coming on.

  25. 25
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    LC Spare Parts says:

    Next question is, how soon will Southern Illinois disown Springfield, Chicago, and Crook Co.? I feel a secession coming on.

    They definitely don’t need that part of the state. They aren’t called “Little Egypt” for nothing…

  26. 26
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    DHS Buys 200,000 More Rounds of Ammunition

    Federal government continues to arm itself to the teeth while Obama administration pushes gun control

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    January 4, 2013

    While the Obama administration sets out to eviscerate the gun rights of American citizens in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, earlier this week it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a company a contract worth over $45,000 dollars to provide the DHS with 200,000 more rounds of bullets.

    This new purchase adds to the staggering figure of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition already secured by the DHS over the last 9 months alone.

    A solicitation originally posted on the FedBizOpps.gov website on December 17 on behalf of the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center advertised the need for 200 cases of 13–40 Cal, 180 Grain, Jacketed Hollow Point bullets, with each case containing 1000 rounds, to be delivered almost immediately as soon as the contract is awarded.

    The bullets are to be delivered to a training site in North Charleston, South Carolina, which “specializes in Maritime Law Enforcement and Port Security Training. Basic and advanced training programs are conducted in concert with the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, the U.S. Courts Probation and Pretrial Services Training Academy, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Training Academy, the Customs and Border Protection Field Operations Academy, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.”

    The winner of the contract to provide the DHS with the ammunition, announced on January 2, was Evian Group Inc., an organization that was formed just five days before the announcement of the solicitation.

    As James Smith documents, Evian Group seems to be little more than a front organization and doesn’t appear to have any real business assets, a genuine physical address, a website, or even a phone number.

    Back in August, the Department of Homeland Security censored information relating to the amount of bullets purchased by the DHS on behalf of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, citing an “unusual and compelling urgency” to acquire the bullets, noting that there is a shortage of bullets which is threatening a situation that could cause “substantial safety issues for the government” should law enforcement officials not be adequately armed.

    The information was blacked out despite the fact that documents are only supposed to be redacted if authorized by Congress or for national security reasons.

    The contradiction of the Obama administration preaching gun control while simultaneously the federal government arms itself to the teeth with an arsenal that would be enough to wage a full scale 7 year ground war is jaw-dropping.

    As Mike Adams highlights, “A citizen is considered to be a stockpiling “terrorist” prepper if they own just 1,000 rounds of ammo. The government, however, can purchase billions and the mainstream media doesn’t even question it.”

    “Where is all this ammunition going? It’s being stockpiled by the federal government, awaiting some future event during which it will apparently be “activated.” Why else would you stockpile something if you don’t anticipate needing to use it someday?”

    “During all this, Obama and his cohorts in Washington are loudly insisting that American citizens have no right to purchase firearms or ammunition, and that new laws will soon be enacted to make sure you cannot do what the government does: stockpile weapons and ammo.”

    Indeed, the double standard is staggering and while Americans are being raided for stockpiling “arsenals” of weapons that subsequently turn out to be no more than a few guns, the federal government is simultaneously building a very real and substantial arsenal while the mainstream media turns a blind eye.

    *********************

    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  27. 27
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Many people today are waiting , wondering where and when the fight starts.Waiting for that shot to be fired so they can act. In their minds they conjure up a battle against some dark federal leviathan that sweeps through their Gothamesque city , black clad and menacing in futuristic uniforms. The truth is that the enemy and the fight is actually a lot closer to home. They are not nameless or faceless. The enemy makes some uncomfortable because they are not storm troopers armed to the teeth ,moving in huddled groups through the dark of night. Instead they live two doors down from you. They are the person you see walking their dog every day. They are the person who teaches your fourth grade child. They wear the face of just a regular person. They are Democrats and they are the real enemy and driving force behind all anti gun legislation. The source for the upcoming gun grab is solely the responsibility of the Democrat party and the Democrat voter. The voters either heartily or tacitly support their parties goals ; Otherwise they wouldn’t be voting for them. We are preparing to fight a fight without truly identifying who the enemy is. If DHS, TSA or some other federal agency shows up in your town to seize firearms it will be under the directions of Democrats. The person you see walking their dog everyday? They will point you out as a gun owner if they know. That schoolteacher? They will question your 4th grader to find out if you have guns. Enemies are easier to fight if they are nameless and faceless; Non persons stripped of identity and humanity. That is why in war we have Gooks, Krauts, Chinks and such. It make them easier to kill and still sleep at night . They don’t have fathers or mothers or families to mourn them because they are just Gooks. It is time to take a hard look at the real enemy and decide what to do.

  28. 28
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator says:

    Many people today are waiting , wondering where and when the fight starts.Waiting for that shot to be fired so they can act… The person you see walking their dog everyday? They will point you out as a gun owner if they know. That schoolteacher? They will question your 4th grader to find out if you have guns….

    Truth, Gladiator. Yet this thing is unavoidable. This will tear apart family, destroy friendships and ruin neighborhoods. America is Balkanized, into various tribes. Unlike the war between the states, this isn’t a geographical conflict. Even Texas has its inner city thugs, its share of hipsters and intelligentsia. Even San Francisco has Conservative Holdouts. The coming struggle, which I believe to be as unstoppable as a runaway train will not be fought with nameless gooks. They will be fought with us, among us.

    The world is watching, because even in Europe… they would like to go tyrannical. They would like to give up the ghost of Freedom and Humanism, to exchange it for the Aristocracy and Serfdom of old, reformed from a Socialist perspective. But they don’t dare to finish the job, not yet, not while a powerful America is still watching. When we finally go, so goes the last barrier to worldwide socialism, to a new dark age, to the end of Freedom, period.

    If I sound dramatic, I can only say that whatever you or I can imagine, the coming conflict will be worse than that. But worse than even THAT outcome is not doing anything at all, giving up and not fighting when that battle comes. This is it folks, this is the endgame. We’ve entered the final phase, I believe, in the power grab. Once the guns are gone… it’s over. All the hard work of the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the Founders will be effectively undone. The age of the Serf and the Lord will have returned. The barbarian tribes will be at the gates. Only this time, since we have demonized religion… there will be no monasteries to preserve learning for some future recovery.

    But there’s some hope… if it goes the way I think it will, our side will finally be fighting in something close to a fair fight. Those are terms we haven’t had in over a century.

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Keep your eyes open. Notice everything. Notice where people live. Notice where they work. Notice their family patterns. Take stock of the details you might normally forget day to day.

    Notice power substations, fiber optic lines, water mains, gas lines, sewers, and other key infrastructure. Keep your eye on them – are there video cameras about? Lots of traffic?

    Also, keep a good supply of cash on hand. It’s useful. So is an old beater car bought for cash.

    Finally, I have it on good authority that a modern oil filter combined with anything that fires .22 long-rifle is as quiet as a ghost.

    Keep your eyes open, remember everything.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    LC Xealot @ #:

    The world is watching, because even in Europe… they would like to go tyrannical. They would like to give up the ghost of Freedom and Humanism, to exchange it for the Aristocracy and Serfdom of old, reformed from a Socialist perspective. But they don’t dare to finish the job, not yet, not while a powerful America is still watching.

    Honestly, I don’t think we care what happens in Europastan any more. twice in a century is enough. Let them die I say. Then we can ship them all the idiots we have who would be much happier, calmer, and healthier living in the stress free state of totalitarianism.

    I have one here in NH I would love to ship out. (Must send Rush Limbaugh a thank you letter about mentioning this moron)
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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster says:

    Honestly, I don’t think we care what happens in Europastan any more.

    It isn’t so much that I care about them, as much as the fact that this is the -last- country that even pays lip service to freedom. If we go down that road… that’s it. My fiance’s father fled Cuba when Castro took over. He said it best “there’s just no where else to go anymore.” He see the rise of Socialism here, but as he puts it, he’s just too damn tired to fight anymore.

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    The Next America Civil War
    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/print-friendly/51977

    “Look. There is so much pent-up anger in America today that if this argument over gun control ever gets beyond the talking stage it is reasonable to believe there will be violence on a scale not seen since the 1860’s in this country.

    I would ask the political left if they understand that this is only a temporary argument over gun control? Do they understand it will quickly become an argument over whether or not the country continues to exist as a single fifty state entity or breaks up into separate countries? I don’t think they do. Indeed, I don’t think most Americans understand that once this fight begins, in earnest, there will be no turning back and when it is ended—there will be no going back, either.

    I don’t want a war in my homeland, either. But, dear reader, THIS is exactly how they begin.”

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Xealot @ #:

    our side will finally be fighting in something close to a fair fight.

    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

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    dramboozie growls and barks:

    I have been revisiting history in my current readings also. I am now reading IRON CURTAIN: The Crushing of Eastern Eruope, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum (also the author of Gulag) and one thing comes to my mind …after reading halfway through 600 pages…there is a reason God gave us 30 round mags.

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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

    Tell that to the Republicans in Congress. Their tactics suck so bad they haven’t even been in a FAIR fight.

  36. 36
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Hey Light,
    Look where you got a link! :em01:

  37. 37
    Spin Drift growls and barks:

    Didn’t the last revolution start with the government trying to confiscate some arms and ammunition circa 1775. What would be different today? I’d love for everything south of I80 and west of 294 to secede from the state of Illinois. They can keep Crook county and the collar cities.

    Hold Fast!

    Spin Drift

  38. 38
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Not in the MSM…….to be shared…..

    Yes, I have taught my daughter escape is your best option, but if denied…….

    I have only one point……yes, a .38 or less has lower stopping power. A .22 Long Rifle, well aimed, is quite lethal, but in the heat of the moment…….Get the most powerful gun you feel comfortable with, more importantly, like. I have my .45 semi-auto, my wife selected a beautiful Ruger .357 Magnum revolver. The have the horsepower….and don’t stop squeezing that trigger…my wife could fire both with no difficulty.

    Nw I harbor no doubts whatosever regarding my Springfield .308 or Mossberg 500, twelve gauge pump. The lib goons want you defenseless, fearful and dependent. Their fearful neurosis is not my problem, but it is now my concern.

    In many fashions I despise them more than the perps…..

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Mark Levin was on a tear last night.

    “The bill of rights – including the 2nd amendment – exists to protect the individual from the government. Not to protect sports, and hunters, not to protect poets under the 1st amendment, but to protect us. All of us. So the second amendment had as it’s purpose, not hunting, not sports shooting, not target shooting, not just individual self defense, but defense against a tyrannical government. It’s TRUE! It’s true.”
    - Mark Levin

    http://www.dethguild.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1907&action=edit&message=1

    Bob Owens has another great one too!

    http://www.bob-owens.com/2013/01/what-youll-see-in-the-rebellion-a-nation-of-sarajevos/

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Xealot @ #:

    Tell that to the Republicans in Congress. Their tactics suck so bad they haven’t even been in a FAIR fight.

    That, of course, assumes that the Republicans in Congress are actually interested in really fighting the Dems. I’ve seen little to no evidence of that.

  41. 41
    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. @ #: 36

    Damn My FBI file must be getting thicker by the day…

  42. 42
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    That, of course, assumes that the Republicans in Congress are actually interested in really fighting the Dems. I’ve seen little to no evidence of that.

    One could hope they are just spineless and not actively colluding with the Democrats. But… that’s one hell of an assumption, I suppose.

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Xealot, yes one could hope, but one would be wrong :em08:

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Obama’s Gun Control Presidential Threat is Impeachable Offense.
    by Kevin Fobbs.

    This weekend the President of the United States declared war on legitimate gun owners who have the protection of the U.S. Constitution under their Second Amendment rights. Barack Obama informed the host of Meet the Press on the December 27th show and its viewing audience that he would use the full authority and “full weight” of the presidential arsenal of his office to unleash the dogs of war against legal gun owners.

    The threat is real, because if one considers the nature of Obama’s cavalier attitude toward upholding or even recognizing the legitimacy of the authority of the U.S. Constitution, he has little regard for it. He has ignored the 10th Amendment regarding state’s rights, the Second Amendment regarding gun rights, and even laws passed by congress, like the Defense of Marriage Act. His presidency has been a renegade take-over and emasculation of the very constitution he swore to uphold.

    The course of action is clear for the Congress of the United States: the President of the United States has decided to pursue a direction that even the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 and 2010 cases, has concluded is legally without merit. The president believes through his actions that the Second Amendment can be marginalized, and with the full consent of a weakened congress, that gives in to his pressure as it did on January 1st with the Fiscal Cliff bill.

    What is left to wonder for Americans to weigh about the need for impeachment proceedings as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. There is nothing left to debate, to discuss, to bargain or barter over. An assault on freedom and the constitution regarding gun rights is not open for negotiation or for misinterpretation.

    Impeachment hearings are a serious step for any congress to consider, and it takes a matter which is defined by the U.S. Constitution as impeachable offenses for judiciary hearings to be undertaken by the House of Representatives.

    Three sitting presidents have been investigated by congress, which had impeachment charges brought against them, beginning with President Andrew Johnson in 1867, Richard Nixon in 1974, and Bill Clinton in 1998. In each of the cases, the three presidents attempted to thwart either the will of the legislative branch, lied to the legislative branch or mislead the legislative branch in open and contemptible violation of the law.

    Yet, in each case there was not an attempt to openly circumvent the constitutional authority of congress or eliminate constitutional protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, as Obama has engaged in. This sitting president has engaged in such actions as defined by the Constitution’s framers as well as those states that approved this essential American document.

    The impeachment investigation by congress is a critical and necessary first step:

    “Those who adopted the Constitution viewed impeachment as a remedy for usurpation or abuse of power or serious breach of trust. …Thus, the impeachment power of the House reaches “those who behave amiss, or betray their public trust,” according to the Washington Post’s “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment”.

    The betrayal of the public trust is a key component that elevates Obama’s conduct, both past and present, to this impeachment threshold. By engaging in continuing dismissive conduct regarding selective enforcement of the laws of the United States he bears congressional investigation. He has therefore “betrayed the public trust”, by these actions that the framers of the U.S. Constitution felt warranted impeachment of the nation’s highest constitutional officer.

    “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” ~ Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.

    Let the first action of the new congress be one which serves notice on the re-elected president, that due to high crimes and misdemeanors you are so charged with Impeachment!

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    Let us join together and force the issue of impeachment by the House of Representatives. I suggest that such impeachment not be done, one by one, but by those parties which have conspired to act against the Constitution and meet the criteria for sedition, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

    To be clear, the indictment should list not only those in the administration that are guilty of such conduct, but those in Congress (both houses), SCOTUS and Federal Judges. Those that stand accused, may not by law, be a “finder of fact” in any issue related to the indictment, nor may they use their position or title to vote or otherwise render any judgment against any defendant therein. They MUST be reclused.

    Thus three main benefits are immediately realized. First, those that are not indicted will make sure that they will not in the future, fall prey to the same mistakes as their indicted associates.

    Second, both parties will lose their power through numbers, in both houses of Congress, thus, it also breaks up, or at least limits party loyalty in protecting each other. Three, it sends a thundering message to all government employees, that they are NOT free to do as they choose, to follow any agenda, nor ever again, dismiss the American public, States rights, the Constitution or Bill of Rights. It would establish once again, that Oaths matter and that the “Public Trust” is not just a loose phrase, without meaning or consequence.

    Would it be a blood bath? Of course it would, but better the spilling of blood of traitors, than the blood of the American people.

    Perhaps then, with the will of God and the American people, no President, no administration, no agency therein, nor court upon this land or Congress, will ever again break their oaths of office and the Public Trust, nor attempt to circumvent the Constitution & Bill of Rights, nor disrespect the “Separation of Powers” nor ever again allow Congress to abrogate their duties and responsibilities to the American people and to this great nation.

    Perhaps then, we might be able to repossess our beloved nation that was stolen while we slept.

    Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2013/01/obamas-gun-control-presidential-threat-is-impeachable-offense/#ixzz2HDRENcum

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    With the Nazi Democrat party holding the Senate, Obama will never be impeached even if he was caught molesting and strangling an 8 year old boy on the white house front lawn. :em08:
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    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    As I’ve said in earlier posts, the only way the Republic can emerge from this as one country is for the military to step in and clean all the marxist/socialist/progressives out of the government, and force a severe curtailment to “entitlement” programs. Otherwise, the nation will splinter into at least 4 smaller nations. If it is going to splinter, Texas will lead the way, closely followed by Oklahoma and several other states. You’ll have the left coast with a People’s Democratic Republic of Mazatlan or Olympia, the northeast with a Union of Soviet States of America. New Mexico and Colorado will either be absorbed by Mexico or the country formed by Texas and the rest of flyover country. But, Texas, with it’s saltwater port facilities will have to be the first.


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