Do not try this at home…..

…these people are Russian drivers.

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And with that I declare an open thread.

The Imperial Booze cabinet is open, canapes are on the right, and if anyone can work out the new combination to the Emperors private liquor stock, be my guest.

I have been reliably informed by certain sources he is busy elsewhere.

Mwehehehe…..

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  1. 1
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    For the opening round…. “C”rapper Lil Wayne shot a video called “God Bless Amerika.” Where he stomps on the flag. I don’t give a FUCK what the SCOTUS said about Freedom of Speech. Boot his ass back to Africa. After all he’s one that proudly calls himself an “afro-American”. Meaning he ain’t no American. In doing this he’s managed to get the attenion of Redcon-1, a bunch of Army Vets who “rap”. Their reply….. “Somebody tell lil wayne (Never step on our flag dumbass)”

  2. 2
    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    LC LOBO @ #1:

    As I told Nicki somewhere else, I don’t know why people are really making an issue out of what this little twerp does.

    Yes, it is insulting and all that. (ironic, since it bothers you much like Muslims are bothered by the unflattering depictions of their faith, but I digress)

    But really, this kid is doing it basically BECAUSE it is sure to get a rise out of people. Bad news is better than NO news with a kid like him. This only gives his “rep” a boost., it gives him “cred”.

    Sure, most of us have little or no understanding of this kind of “logic”, but it seems to me that if he is doing this to purposely get a rise out of us — and we do RISE, then he is accomplished his goal.

    Why let him accomplish his goal?

    What jackasses like this hate most is to be ignored. Yeah, I know that it is hard, but somethings DO just need to slip by.without comment. It sends a LOT more powerful message.
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  3. 3
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE @ #:
    I don’t guess that anyone has told you to go fuck yourself lately. So, go fuck yourself.
    And quite frankly, comparing me and those who love this country to pisslamic assholes who cut the heads off anyone they can, is a BIG reach. That “kid” is a 32 year old pile of shit. He needs his ass stomped. And to “ignore” the problem is exactly what the hell has been happening in this country for far too long. Nevermind the fact that in Dearbornistan that if you say “Jesus” your going to get stones thrown at you. Nevermind that in parts of Minneapolis cops won’t even go. Ignore the cancer that eats away at you. NOTHINGS WRONG. :em01:

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE says:

    Sure, most of us have little or no understanding of this kind of “logic”, but it seems to me that if he is doing this to purposely get a rise out of us — and we do RISE, then he is accomplished his goal.

    Why let him accomplish his goal?

    Was his goal to get shot in the face by a pissed off American?

    If so, I don’t see the harm in letting him “accomplish” his goal.

    If not, then it really doesn’t hurt to let the tiny cunt know that he’s not wanted and that he wouldn’t be missed in the least if he were to fall into a volcano.

    Just shun the little motherfucker and everybody who ever as much as looked kindly in his direction. I’m fair certain that that is NOT what he “wanted.” He’s dead to me.

    But just shrugging and pretending it didn’t happen? Not in my book.
    Emperor Misha I recently posted..Happy Father’s Day!My Profile

  5. 5
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    LC Lobo:

    Nevermind that in parts of Minneapolis cops won’t even go.

    Which parts might those be?

  6. 6
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC LOBO says:

    I don’t guess that anyone has told you to go fuck yourself lately. So, go fuck yourself.

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    Radical Redneck @ #:

    RACIST!!!111!!!!! :em05:

  9. 9
    MarineVet1995 growls and barks:

    Just for the record,the combination to the Imperial Liquor cabinet is:
    1 Left, (swing of the hammer)
    2 Right, (swing of the hammer)
    3 Left, swing of the hammer….. enjoy!

  10. 10
    Weyland growls and barks:

    Ignoring lil’wanker may send a powerful message(“You aren’t worth my time.”), but without that message being spelled out, how does he interpret it?

    As a “C”rapper lil’wanker has a street thug point of view, and would likely interpret ‘ignoring’ him as cowardly silence. In the sort of mind that thinks of ‘street cred’ the only proper response to someone who has offended is violence or threats.

    Redcon-1′s response is probably the best thing one can do: meet a shithead’s free speech with some of your own. “Nicky Minaj probably has bigger balls than you…” :em05:

    I haven’t watched that Russian Road Rage video, just no appetite.

  11. 11
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    MSNBC host and Obama sycophant Chris Matthews blamed the sun for spoiling the president’s speech in Berlin today.

    “I think a lot of the problem he had today was the late afternoon sun in Berlin ruined his use of the teleprompter and so his usual dramatic windup was ruined,” Matthews said immediately after the speech. “I think he was really struggling with the text there.”

    Speaking behind a glass bulletproof shield, Obama appeared to be using the text of the speech rather than reading off of teleprompters.

  12. 12
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) report on the Senate’s immigration bill predicts that the legislation would drive down the wages of American workers and make it difficult for Americans to find jobs in an already-damaged economy.

    On page seven of the analysis, the CBO and JCT conclude that the “Gang of Eight” bill would drive down American workers’ wages. “Taking into account all of those flows of new immigrants, CBO and JCT expect that a greater number of immigrants with lower skills than with higher skills would be added to the workforce, slightly pushing down the average wage for the labor force as a whole, other things being equal,” the report reads.

    On the same page, the CBO and JCT analysis found that illegal immigrants who would receive amnesty, or legalized status, would see a spike in their income while Americans’ incomes dropped. “However, CBO and JCT expect that currently unauthorized workers who would obtain legal status under S. 744 would see an increase in their average wages,” it reads.

    Similarly, a bullet point on page nine shows that CBO and JCT believe that demand for workers would “dampen,” meaning it would be harder for Americans to find jobs if the bill passed. “Although the average wage would be lower than under current law over the first dozen years, the minimum wage would keep the wages of some less skilled workers from falling, dampening businesses’ demand for those workers,” the analysis states.

    These revelations in the report contradict a statement Gang of Eight member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) made celebrating the analysis’s top-line numbers. “The CBO has further confirmed what most conservative economists have found: reforming our immigration system is a net benefit for our economy, American workers and taxpayers,” Rubio said in that statement.

    In contrast, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, has argued the bill would depress American wages, as have several members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    “In light of recent debates on comprehensive immigration reform, we are writing to address a rarely-discussed effect of granting legal status or effective amnesty to illegal immigrants,” three Civil Rights Commission members wrote to members of Congress in April, arguing that the Gang of Eight bill would negatively impact America’s black communities. “Such grant of legal status will likely disproportionately harm lower-skilled African-Americans by making it more difficult for them to obtain employment and depressing their wages when they do obtain employment.”

    Rubio and his staff are currently facing a controversy over a similar matter, in which two of his aides suggested some Americans are not cut out for the workforce in an interview with the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza.

  13. 13
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Obama offends Catholics in the UK, says religious schools are divisive
    June 19, 2013 by Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

    The Catholic media is up in arms over comments President Obama made during a speech while in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. Obama made what is described as “an alarming call for an end to Catholic education,” in spite of the fact that it is considered “a critical component of the Church.”
    Fr John Zuhlsdorf

    In front of an audience of about 2,000 young people, including many Catholics, Obama claimed that Catholic education divides people and blocks peace, according to the Scottish Catholic Observer.

    “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said.

    Catholic World News noted:

    Ironically, President Obama made his comments just as Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told a crowd in Scotland that religious education upholds the dignity of the human person. Archbishop Müller said that Catholic schools should promote “all that is good in the philosophies of societies and human culture.”

    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf quoted the Observer’s article on Fr. Z’s blog and added:

    Another example of what this man wants: total isolation of any religious values in the private sphere alone. Pres. Obama is working either to intimidate or legislate or even TAX religious freedom out of the public square.

    Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a foreign visit to a Islamic nation where he told people on his arrival that they shouldn’t have madrasas. Can you?

    Did he when visiting, say, Israel, say “You Jews shouldn’t have synagogue schools and you muslims shouldn’t have mosque schools.” I can’t remember. Did he?

    Each of the articles drew numerous public comments, most suggesting that Obama be more concerned about the public schools in the United States than their parochial schools, which are working just fine.

  14. 14
    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Having fun commenting on that thar video:
    Most of this can be ascribed to “driving while stupid/self-centered”. If you followed the rules of the road, people…

    00:03 – don’t look when you pull out of a side road, tovarsch, there’s nothing coming. right?
    00:10 – illegal lane change, eh wot?
    00:14 – just the flyboys having a little fun buzzing the citizenry. Or, maybe, they were low on gas and wanted to make sure they didn’t prang if they DO run out of gas…
    00:21 – Just take your lane out of the middle, doofus
    00:27 – What! He was in the crosswalk! Is there a problem with that?
    00:36 – litterbug!
    00:43 – lights and sirens doesn’t mean a deaf tourist will hear you coming. Hats off to the guy that DIDN’T run ‘em down!
    01:00 – very appropriate music! Are you having a good time?
    01:10 – still taking your half out of the middle, eh?
    01:16 – “I still can’t figure out why everybody’s yelling at us!” (Female driver?)
    01:32 – You’d see better if you got a haircut, bratets…
    01:38 – Try to run *me* down, will ya? How’s about I pop a cap on ya!?!
    01:47 – Oh Sheep! Please get ewe asses, err, fuzzy butts off the roadway!!
    01:57 – Signal broken. Please try to read my mind, okay? (Nice parking job, by the way…)
    02:04 – Just how the heck did he manage to MISS everybody??!!
    02:10 – Just set it anywhere…
    02:19 – Drunken truck driver = trip to body shop for all!
    02:28 – What WAS that, anyway??
    02:32 – Nice reflexes.
    02:40 – Ooooh! Pretty lights when you hit the pole!
    02:45 – Must’ve thought he was in England.
    02:51 – Ummm, yeah. Self-centered AND stupid AND blind. Typical Russki driver. Throw in some vodka…
    02:57 – Man, I thought that sidecar guy was toast! Not his day to die, I guess… Was that a WWII rig?
    03:05 – Welcome to the mud wash! No extra charge!

    Okay, pups, the next ten minutes are for YOU to comment on. Thanks for playing!
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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    ‘We Will No Longer Accept the Lies’: Glenn Beck’s Powerful Speech at Washington, D.C. Rally

    Glenn Beck is the CEO & Founder of Mercury Radio Arts. Beck is one of America’s leading radio and television personalities, and author of #1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. The Glenn Beck Program is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks and is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Glenn is married with four kids.

    Editor’s note: Below are the prepared remarks for Glenn Beck’s speech in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2013. This post has been updated with more up-to-date text, though the delivered remarks may slightly differ.

    Today, inside, they dedicated a new statue of another American giant, Fredrick Douglas – a man born into slavery, but who knew instinctively that he was not born a slave. No man is.

    To keep a man a slave you do much the same as the cruel circus masters did to the elephant around the turn of last century. Clamp heavy chains around their legs and stake them to the ground. Then beat and terrorize them. After a while you no longer even have to stake the chain; the elephant gives up and just the mere rattle of the chain convinces the elephant there is no hope, so they give up and do what ever it is the circus requires.

    Fredrick Douglas was lucky enough to live in a house where he was taught to read, write and think. He knew God did not make men masters over others. Nor did he ever intend any man to impose unrighteous dominion over another man or beast.
    Glenn Beck Washington D.C. speech

    It is time we remind ourselves of this truth again, and begin to rise up against the intimidation before the handful of peanuts from our new political circus masters is considered a kindness and not the symbol of evil cruelty.

    In the building behind me, they are now excusing storing all data, phone calls, financial transactions, geotracking on every American for our “safety,” while allowing anyone to cross our borders either on foot or in underground tunnels without any worry or consequence.

    They have not suspended or fired but promoted those at the IRS who rattled the chains of control to any group that disagreed with their policies. And now, after pushing misery and death through the so-called “Arab Spring” in country after country, they are plotting a new war with Syria. This will bring death and destruction the world over. We are told that we need to pick sides and arm those who are so far down the scale of decency that even Vladimir Putin asked Americans if they knew that those we are arming have literally eaten their enemies on the battlefield.

    The fact that he even needed to ask that question, and that most have never even seen the video of the commander of the rebel troops on TV engaging in this ungodly horror, is an indictment of our government officials and our media.

    I am surrounded today by some modern-day spiritual giants. All from different faiths, different backgrounds and many different views. But we all have one thing in common. We don’t recognize our country anymore and because we know that God is just, we tremble for our children’s future.

    We wonder, are we even worth defending anymore? If so, why? Who are we? And will we even notice or care when the chain is finally snapped around our legs?

    What will be written about us? The greatest generation has passed. We are who historians will watch.

    Will it be said that none called for justice not one pleaded for truth? They trusted in vanity and spoke lies. They conceived mischief and brought forth iniquity.

    What is it we even believe as a people anymore? Where did we get these ideas that now seem so popular?

    Our forbears came to these shores not for free stuff, but for freedom. The chance to make their own way, create a different life. They came here because they knew that God made them free to make their own way in life, take the risk, do their best and take responsibility for their own lives.

    They came here because they wanted to serve Him in the way they believed, not as they were told.

    But how many care about our history? And, of those who do care, how many really still believe?

    Some things are worth believing in. That the little guy can make it. Every single life has value and is worth living. That honor and integrity do matter. That justice will prevail – if not in this life – then the next, and that God does exist. And what we do in our lives matters.

    It is the meek and the humble that inherit the earth. Have we forgotten?

    We have declared ourselves masters of the earth — spread our troops all over the world, taught the world how to do banking like we do it here in America. Even though we can’t even master our own homes, protect our neighborhoods, or simply balance a check book. How grotesque and garish we must appear to those looking in.

    I, for one, still believe in the silly notion of truth, justice and the American way.

    Since our founding, a good percentage of our fellow citizens closed their eyes to the civil rights of all Americans. “I’m okay. I don’t want to think of the bad things going on. I am busy. It doesn’t affect me. It can’t be that bad and even if it is, I am just one person and what can I do about it anyway?”

    Nothing has changed, except the chairs at the table.

    Someone has always been on the losing end of the stick of power. Blacks are the most obvious, the Chinese, the Native Americans, but lets not forget the Irish, the Catholics, the Mormons, the Jews, and now it seems all those of faith that will not conform.

    For those that think men make progress collectively: I warn you, history teaches that you couldn’t be more wrong. We are redeemed one man at a time. There is no “family pass” ticket or park hopping pass to life. One ticket, one life at a time.

    Man doesn’t vanquish hatred or bigotry. The target keeps moving. From the blacks to the Irish. Atheists to Christians.

    But as always, there are a few leaders: Ben Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, Gandhi and Martin Luther King. They know that the march toward freedom never ends; man must be ever-vigilant and pray less with his lips and more with his legs.

    They never forget that truth, justice, and freedom are the wellspring from which the waters of man’s civil rights come. And so they must be upheld for all men – those you know, those you do not, and maybe more importantly — they must be upheld for those who you do know but do not like or agree with at all.

    If they are lost for one, in the end they are lost for all.

    In the past, these historic stands which we now call civil rights movements were done by a small but dedicated portion of our citizens which led to great shifts in our culture. But those movements always came from the same institutions … the church. And usually not the church with the popular preacher, but the one who put it on the line to tell the people the truth.

    Preachers like these men, who know that we are all born free, but that freedom comes at a great price — a profound responsibility to stand against injustice, hatred and bigotry. Our pulpits have gone quiet out of arrogance, fear and apathy. Their faith is found in the wisdom of man and not in the power of God. For some, losing tithing checks or the gold Rolex watch has become more important than losing man’s freedom.

    Whatever the reason, too many are no longer willing to call evil by its name. There is no vision. And when there is no vision, the people perish.

    I humbly suggest to you that Martin Luther King knew the answer, and he lost more than congregants during his long march. Students are taught that his vision came from the ideas of Gandhi. Maybe a new radical 20th century progressive philospher was the one that taught MLK that “although we be free of all men, when we choose to make ourselves servants to all, we gain the more.”

    Let’s get a couple of things straight. What MLK and Gandhi did was not progressive or new. It was an ancient idea. Hollywood, Woodstock, nor the hippie culture was the source of power of the 1960s freedom movement.

    God was.

    He was leading those who risked their lives over that bridge in Selma, not Janice Joplin, Columbia University, or a labor union. It wasn’t John Lennon that taught people about love and peaceful resistance — that job fell on the shoulders of a Jewish carpenter. And it is there that we will find the answers that will break the chains that are being forged for a new generation of slaves.

    The rights that so many Americans ignorantly preach about so often are not really their rights. They belong to God and they are given to us for stewardship. They are pretty important and obvious. So obvious that we used to say they were “self-evident,” meaning that humans don’t need to be taught; you instinctively know that you have a right not to be executed without a trial, held without charge, searched without warrant or spied upon without cause.

    The government is no longer the protector of those civil rights, and so we must be. When we are told that it is okay for the IRS, EPA, ATF, FBI or anyone to hassle, threaten or intimidate others because of their skin color, religion or political belief, we stop being the country that we all want to build, and start being the country the world should fear.

    The long train of abuses regarding these rights are the same MLK marched against, and the very same our dusty founders warned us about losing.

    Men may make progress, but man never changes. Man loves power and money. No matter the skin color, religion or income level. These symbols of our nation make men drunk with power, who then justify their lust for more by claiming they are public servants. The only difference between Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. is that at least Vegas has the decency to admit the town is full of hookers and crooks.

    We must sober up and admit that too many of the Republicans and the Democrats have played us, lied to us and stolen from us, while the getaway car was driven by the media. A media that can no longer claim with a straight face the role of journalist. Journalists print the things the powerful don’t want printed. What they do is public relations. Those PR firms will not print the truth about the average American who finds himself concerned with the direction of our country today. So we must.

    We are not violent. We are not racist. We are not anti immigrant. We are not anti-government. And we will not be silent anymore.

    Those who wish to use unrighteous dominion over mankind are not enemies of ours; they are enemies of God, and He will not be silent much longer either.

    We will no longer accept the lies, the corruption, or the information and data gathering. It is evil. And we come here today to send a message that we will surround all of those who wish to stand and break the cycle of corruption. We will use ourselves as shields to protect those in the system, the elected officials or whistle blowers with the courage to stand.

    We come here today to respectfully, but with the power of the spirit, demand to be treated as an equal member of society. I am a man, and I will be treated as such. I answer to only one king and His kingdom will come, His will be done. We have chosen sides and we choose God. America as a nation must do the same, as well.
    We come today to declare our independence, to reaffirm our founding principles. We, as a nation, acknowledge a creator. We acknowledge that he gives certain natural, guaranteed rights to man. We declare that government exists primarily to protect these natural, God-given rights. He has established right and wrong. He is just and therefore, man must pay for his mistakes either now on Earth, or through God’s justice later.

    There is no such thing as social justice. Only God can balance things out, and we are not God. But honest and decent men can fight for and establish equal justice.

    There is no such thing as collective salvation. We, however, are going to be judged on how we treat our fellow brothers and sisters. Thus we must serve them, help them with charity toward all. “Malice toward none,” Lincoln said. God said it slightly differently – vengeance is mine.

    Anyone who speaks of punishing their political enemies in on the wrong side. It is clearly evil and we have a responsibility to say so.

    America: it is now your time to rise up and boldly declare those same self-evident truths that changed the world, and demand that those truths remain the basis of our laws.

    My civil rights will not be trampled, and I say this not for me but for my children, and all those who yearn to breathe free. Those who make your Apple products at Foxxcon, those who languish in prisons in Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela. Those homosexuals who are stoned to death in the streets of Egypt or Iran, while our so-called civil rights leaders hold coffee klatches with third graders in the White House.

    We will stand not for our job, house or income, but we will stand for those immigrants who came here the right way, and not have their dreams destroyed by increasing competition at the lowest rung of the ladder while keeping the brightest and best minds out of the visa pool allowing for little competition at the top.

    We will not pervert women’s rights and twist it into a gross silent defense of abortion doctors in Philly and Houston while turning our eyes from the forgotten women who have never had the civil right to walk alone on a street without a man, or to drive a car in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, and even those who now cower in fear with their faces covered in states like Florida, Virginia, New York and Minnesota.

    We will not waste another second shadow boxing the demons of the past when the fight to end actual slavery is still happening today. Call it what you will, but those who make your iPad in China – those who make your cute little Mao purses – are the very people you claim to care so much about. They are the ones yearning to breathe free. And worse, there is the oldest form of human degradation man has ever known, the sex slave trade that currently has in its coils over 2 million children. The biggest source of this evil is a wide open hole in our Arizona border.

    We beg the American people to wake up and help the 8-year-old children being sold into sex slavery. The press may say, ‘How dare these men declare themselves the next Martin Luther King or civil rights leaders?’

    How blind to believe the civil rights movement ever ended. The civil rights movement never ends, and it never will. It has been marching since the beginning of time. Where Martin Luther King started is where Gandhi left off, and where he started, Abe Lincoln left off, and before that Whitfield all the way back to Moses. God has not moved. We have. But it is never too late. We are not at the mercy of these events. We can alter the course of history. We can stand against the dangerous arc of this story.

    But we need people who are willing to speak truth.

    The last century was a century of genocide. A century where collectivist, national socialist, and communist evil rose up again and again… swallowing up the lives of millions. It happens every time man says the collective is more important than the right of the individual. That one phrase becomes in the end – every time – a license to kill anyone deemed to be standing in the way of progress.

    But evil met its match. Goodness eventually prevailed. People like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lech Walesa and Mother Theresa awoke the world. They gave their lives to the pursuit of human rights. They took the side of justice against injustice; they held aloft the torch of freedom to push out the darkness of hate. These men and women lived difficult lives. They often lived shortened lives. They were often born to relative privilege, but willing to take on suffering. They did want not to martyr themselves. They would have happily lived to the end of their natural lives in comfort… but to the righteous, there is no comfort when evil has taken root.

    But the cause of human rights has been taken over by organizations who share little with the individuals who led the movement. Human rights was once a cry for justice. Now it used as a threat. These organizations have become bullies and grotesque parodies of the principles they pretend to represent. They criticize free nations and spare the unfree. They denounce nations like Israel and America, who have high standards for freedom, and leave alone nations that have no freedom at all. They are nearly comical in their double-standards.

    They are no more than the enforcers or the attack dogs of those who wish to keep men confined in spaces they design. Whatever moral force they once had is spent. Their time is up. And so, we dismiss them. Today we take back the phrase “human rights” and place it where it belongs, as the first half of God’s plan for humanity. The second half is responsibility.

    If we want to be endowed with rights – real human rights, we have to act with responsibility. We must not be comfortable with rights. We must be comfortable with responsibility.

    Who will protect your rights better? A king, president or you?

    Who will protect the truth? A reporter, a labor union or you?

    Who will protect and teach your children to seek truth? A textbook committee, an education bureaucrat, or you?

    Did a commission of wise men stop the Holocaust? Did a committee of Congress end Jim Crow?

    No. In each case, the work was done by individuals who would not abide convenient lies.

    They saw injustice and they called it out. They saw their nation wage war against a single group and they said “not in my name.” They didn’t wait for the conventions of society to catch up to God’s laws. They pushed. They pressed. And they were victorious.

    Each of us have been waiting for a leader to rise from among us. And none have. How many have been called and refused to serve? How many must have failed to heed the call for the Lord to make it all the way down to us?

    I pray now that those who have heard the call to rise up in the tradition of peaceful resistance do so now before, as it was with Bonhoeffer, it is too late. I beg those with eyes and ears to heed the call and begin to train under the exact system used by MLK. Search his words out. You will find that your history professors and civil rights activists left out the real author of the words of Gandhi, King and Bonhoeffer.

    Read them, ponder them, and risk living them. Even though they will make you a target of the NSA, having your name on their list as an enemy may in the end be the way your name is forever etched in his book of life.

    Pastors, priests and rabbis: I challenge you. What have you done with your knowledge and priesthood power that those without have not done this week? If you cannot answer that with power every day, what does that say about you?

    Average citizens and college students: I challenge you. Martin Luther King didn’t take a class, get a certificate and a bunch of permits. He saw injustice, studied eternal truths, exercised discipline and marched.

    If you don’t find a leader, perhaps it is because you were meant to lead.

    Christians: I believe in the free market. If your preacher is too afraid to preach it from the pulpit, maybe you should preach it from the street corner. Many are called. Will you answer?

    Our spiritual body is out of shape and we need intensive training right now.

    Get back to God, and know that some things are true and worth believing in. The good guys do win in the end. Evil does not stand unless good men never rise up. The time is now and we are the people the world is waiting for. We must never stop being the shore that others can come to for shelter and hope.

    But to do so we must realign ourselves with truth and rise up and stand. This is the vision. We must preach good tidings to the meek, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to those held captive. To declare vengeance belongs to God and God alone. We must give unto those who mourn — beauty for ashes and water the trees of righteousness. We shall not perish.

    I can’t help that most of us don’t like to hear the truth, but hear it we must: George Washington told us religion and morality are the only stable and lasting basis of individual life and public policy. If we are to survive, they must be part of our public policy rather than driven from it.

    It is no longer enough to just be a good person. We must work to be the next Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King. It is noble to strive to be the size of the bronze giant they dedicated this morning in the building behind me. Fredrick Douglas’ time was in the 1800; King’s time has passed. This is our time. This is the next long march toward civil rights and we shall overcome.

    Stand without fear, lock arms and stare down the bullies that wish to enslave mankind yet again.

    Honor, courage and love are what is required, and they are contagious. Spread the word and proclaim liberty throughout the land.

    “Let us, today, raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE says:

    Yes, it is insulting and all that. (ironic, since it bothers you much like Muslims are bothered by the unflattering depictions of their faith, but I digress)

    Christians dont behead their enemies

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

    Gladiator, you’ve been asked before, but would you PLEASE provide excerpts and then a link? I quit reading the stuff you post cause it’s too long.

  18. 18
    Markward growls and barks:

    Go home Russia, you’re drunk!

  19. 19
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    I suggest every citizen send 10 emails a day with senseless blather on it- every day, for months on end. Lets hurry and fill up their information bank. YOu can include a few non sequesters, like I love Obama, Moochelle makes me proud of my country and , the kids look like a barrel of fun.Fill the Utah data banks

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says:

    Gladiator, you’ve been asked before, but would you PLEASE provide excerpts and then a link? I quit reading the stuff you post cause it’s too long.

    And I care if you read my posts, WHY???

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Still More Evidence That ObamaCare Is Costing Jobs

    “So this bill is not only about the health security of America, it’s about jobs. In its life it will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 jobs almost… View Enlarged Image

    ‘It’s about jobs.”

    That was how then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described ObamaCare shortly before President Obama signed it into law.

    Turns out she was right, although not in the way she meant.

    Pelosi was, after all, promising that ObamaCare would create jobs — 4 million of them. But we now know that ObamaCare is killing jobs and slashing workers’ hours instead.

    The most recent evidence comes from a Gallup survey of small businesses, commissioned by the Littler Mendelson consulting firm. Gallup found that more than four in 10 companies have frozen hiring because of Obama-Care, and almost one in five have cut workers to minimize the cost of the law.

    Another 38% said they’d “pulled back on their plans to grow their business.”

    Meanwhile, just 9% thought ObamaCare would be good for their business.

    Littler Mendelson’s Steven Friedman called the findings “pretty startling.”

    Evidence Stacking Up

    This is hardly the first or only sign of ObamaCare’s harmful side effects on the job market.

    A January survey by human resources consulting firm Adecco that half of small businesses said they planned to cut jobs, not hire new workers, or shift to more part-timers because of the law.

    In March, the Federal Reserve reported that businesses were citing ObamaCare costs “as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff.”

    Earlier this year, Gallup found a sharp uptick in part-time work, with part-timers accounting for almost 21% of the labor force, up from 19% three years ago.

    IBD’s Jed Graham reported in May that retailers had cut average weekly hours for nonsupervisory workers by 2%, the sharpest such decline in more than three decades.

    Graham also reported on the explosion in temp jobs, noting that “in the past four months, the temp industry has added 99,000 jobs, a spurt that has outpaced the gains in every other sector, except the restaurant industry.”

    Companies are starting to tell in quarterly earnings reports how they will be cutting hours or shifting to part-time help to avoid taking a massive Obama-Care hit to their bottom lines.

    And last week, IBD reported that local governments across the country have been cutting part-time hours to 29 or fewer a week so they can avoid ObamaCare as much as possible.

    Full-Time Problem

    What’s driving all this jobs trauma is the ObamaCare mandate that every company with 50 or more full-time workers provide those workers “affordable” health benefits, or face fines that can add up to millions of dollars. The IRS decided in a ruling earlier this year that for the purposes of ObamaCare, a 30-hour workweek would be considered full time.

    The situation has gotten bad enough that even Democrats who voted for the law are starting to worry about the mandate’s ill effects on jobs.

    Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has even teamed up with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on a bill that would define “full time” as 40 hours a week. Donnelly told the Washington Post that without that change, ObamaCare will “be a negative for our families.”

    Who’s Ignorant?

    ObamaCare backers claim that all this talk from small firms about cutting jobs comes from the fact that too many are ignorant of the law. “We need to do more educating about the law,” said Rhett Buttle of the Small Business Majority.

    But the ones who’ve shown their ignorance are those Democrats who thought the federal government could sharply boost the cost of employment without having a negative effect on jobs.

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius even claimed that the employer mandate would provide small businesses an incentive to hire. “What I hear from folks is they see this as a huge step forward,” she said.

    If Democrats really want to take a huge step forward on jobs, a good place to start would be repealing ObamaCare entirely.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds
    to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens
    at 1 Atlanta Address
    Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey

    Original Article

    The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

  23. 23
    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    And I care if you read my posts, WHY???

    Okay, then, Glad – would it help if I asked?

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    And I’d like to interject as well, and thanks Spats, it’s not that I don’t appreciate your findings, Glad, I do a lot, so please don’t stop. I can’t keep up with everything.

    But when you put up a comment that is a complete quote of the original post you accomplish two things: 1) Nobody’s going to read the whole thing because “wall of text”, “too long, didn’t read”, which is a crying shame because you do find some amazingly good stuff and 2) “now I have to scroll until my fingers go numb to see what might come after in the thread.

    Neither of which accomplish what you’re looking to achieve, and that’s a crying shame because you, as I’ve mentioned already, come up with some pretty damn good finds.

    Headline, summary, excerpt, link to original article. That gets the job done every time. Unless you’re delivering a line-by-line fisking, which is always, always a great addition.

    Sales pitch, that’s what it’s about. Don’t send the stuff to dig out to the “didn’t read” pile of history because of bad presentation. It would be a sad waste, especially considering the amount of time you spend salvaging it from the pile of excrement that is the modern media.
    Emperor Misha I recently posted..Did We Mention That You’re Dead to Us, Rubio?My Profile

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that dithering in the White House has President Obama losing control of his agenda and administration.

    “President Obama has coined the term ‘leading from behind’. Your humble pollster suggests that he ‘falling behind in leading from behind’ as things are getting out of control. After months of dithering, the U.S. has decided to arm the rebels in Syria, but this comes at a time when the Assad regime is in the ascendancy. (Sort of like Paul Revere screaming, ‘The British were here. The British were here.’)

    “Multiple reports suggest that HHS is not ready for Obamacare and the administration is not out there making its case. Kaiser reports that support for Obamacare is now only 35 percent. The G-20 Summit was a bust. And while the president tried to recapture the world stage and some of his 2008 magic with a speech at the Brandenberg Gate, it was a rehash and the crowd was small. And then there were more of the NSA leaks as the leaders were gathering. Bad week.”
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    Grade: D-

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Darth Venomous says:

    And I care if you read my posts, WHY???
    Okay, then, Glad – would it help if I asked?

    For you and the Boss, Id do anything Spats.

    Consider it done.

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    OT. My fucking county here in IL just IMPLEMENTED concealed carry effective immeadiatly along with about five others and basically saying fuck you to the governor. Me thinks there be revolution in the air in regards to the chicago machine and it continuous fucking of” downstate”. Either way, I am now allowed to “legally” carry again. Interesting times…

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    $592K to Study Why Chimps Throw Poop? The IRS Isn’t the Only One Wasting Your Money
    Jun. 22, 2013 11:45am Mike Opelka

    TheBlaze has covered myriad examples of Internal Revenue Service wasteful spending, from this week’s reported $70 million in bonus payments to the $46 million in refunds sent to nearly 30,000 illegal immigrants living at the same address. But the IRS has competition in the area of wasteful spending of taxpayers’ money.

    Thanks to Michael Snyder of the Economic Collapse blog, we have: The Waste List: 66 Ways The U.S . Government Is Blowing Your Hard Earned Money.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/22/592k-to-study-why-chimps-throw-poop-the-irs-isnt-the-only-one-wasting-your-money/

    Snyder’s list does include some easily justified spending (protecting the president and vice president, as well as living ex-presidents and veeps), but there are many examples of excessive spending within the 66 he’s catalogued.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Illegal immigrants who commit crimes face lesser punishment than U.S. citizens
    BY: GABRIELLA MORRONGIELLO JUNE 24, 2013

    …… as Washington Examiner columnist Byron York recently reported, “the bottom line is an immigrant could have more than three misdemeanor convictions in his background check and still qualify for legalization.”

    Furthermore, the following chart published June 21 by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a nonprofit organization that opposes liberalization of immigration law, compares the consequences for an array of crimes and discovered that while illegal immigrants might be exonerated and legalized, U.S. citizens and legal immigrants face years of incarceration or temporary expulsion from the country.

    The Gang of Eight’s bill would allow illegal immigrants who entered the country before Dec. 31, 2011, and committed up to three misdemeanor offenses including but not limited to assault, battery, identity or document fraud, tax evasion, to remain eligible for Registered Provisional Status. Meanwhile, U.S. citizens and persons who entered the country legally could incur up to $100,000 in fines,15 years of imprisonment, or be prohibited to reenter the country for up to 10 years.

    read more
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/illegal-immigrants-who-commit-crimes-face-lesser-punishment-than-u.s.-citizens/article/2532306