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April 24, 1995
`SHOOT AMERICANS‘ SURVEY RESULTS
One in Four Marines Would Fire
Results are in from the U.S. military “shoot Americans”
survey-and they are disquieting.
By Mike Blair
About one in four U.S. Marines would be willing to fire upon American citizens in a government gun confiscation program, according to the results of a survey undertaken nearly a year ago at a Marine Corps base in southern California.
In addition, more that four out of five of the Marines surveyed indicated they would be willing to “participate in missions under a U.S. National Emergency Police Force.”
The SPOTLIGHT has been provided the results to the survey contained in a master’s degree thesis, reportedly undertaken by a student at the Naval -More-Postgraduate School at Monterey, California, to determine “unit cohesion” when soldiers are assigned to “non-traditional missions.”
Few stories published in The SPOTLIGHT have created such a stir as when it was revealed in this newspaper’s July 25, 1994 issue that the survey had been taken at the Marine base.
This, of course, is because of the large amount of briefcases that have been exploding across America killing… zero people.
Once again, Janet Napolitano, is asking that “if you see something, say something”.
We’d like to thank her for once again providing us with the opportunity to point out a few of the suspicious activities we’ve noticed of late.
It’s hard to know where to begin – there are so many things.
We find it suspicious that both Janet Napolitano nor Michael Chertoff have been investigated or charged for their part……………….
In the aftermath of last week’s riots in the United Kingdom, the NYPD has held a “mobilization exercise” to train police to prepare for civil unrest in the United States, while also launching a program designed to spot signs of potential trouble via social networking websites.
The NYPD Disorder Control Unit brought together police from all five of the city’s boroughs to rehearse what the response would be “should out-of-control riots break out here”.
“Approximately 180 police officers total from each borough’s task force, including the horseback and aviation units, came out for the drill,” reports the Metro.
However, unlike in the United Kingdom where the rioters mainly comprised of teenage kids taking the opportunity to steal iPods and other high-end electrical goods, civil unrest in the United States is far more likely to have a political motivation…………………
What ended World War II?
For nearly seven decades, the American public has accepted one version of the events that led to Japan’s surrender. By the middle of 1945, the war in Europe was over, and it was clear that the Japanese could hold no reasonable hope of victory. After years of grueling battle, fighting island to island across the Pacific, Japan’s Navy and Air Force were all but destroyed. The production of materiel was faltering, completely overmatched by American industry, and the Japanese people were starving. A full-scale invasion of Japan itself would mean hundreds of thousands of dead GIs, and, still, the Japanese leadership refused to surrender.
But in early August 66 years ago, America unveiled a terrifying new weapon, dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In a matter of days, the Japanese submitted, bringing the fighting, finally, to a close.
On Aug. 6, the United States marks the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing’s mixed legacy. The leader of our democracy purposefully executed civilians on a mass scale. Yet the bombing also ended the deadliest conflict in human history.
In recent years, however, a new interpretation of events has emerged. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa – a highly respected historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara – has marshaled compelling evidence that it was the Soviet entry into the Pacific conflict, not Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that forced Japan’s surrender. His interpretation could force a new accounting of the moral meaning of the atomic attack. It also raises provocative questions about nuclear deterrence, a foundation stone of military strategy in the postwar period. And it suggests that we could be headed towards an utterly different understanding of how, and why, the Second World War came to its conclusion.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com …
“It’s time to level the playing field.” “The rich need to pay their fair share.” “We have to end tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.” These are some of the stock phrases used by President Obama and his administration to fire up their troops to picket private homes, gin up mobs to protest success and to channel America towards the future they envision.
Like a one trick pony or an extremely inept coach the Progressives’ playbook has only one option. It’s a Hail Mary pass they run over and over: class warfare. From Marx to Chavez the collectivists have always played the same card from each according to the ability to each according to their need.
Over a century of propaganda and indoctrination has conditioned most Americans to accept one of the most insidious aspects of class warfare as a natural and respectable feature of our government: progressive taxation. At its core progressive taxation is the quintessential action of the Trojan horse the Progressives have constructed to transform America from a representative republic with a capitalist economy into a centrally planned socialist democratic republic.
The shock troops for this movement which has captured the leadership of both major parties is made up of the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media, unions, crony capitalists, and a conglomeration of front groups and organizations, many of which receive vast amounts of government money. These interest groups constantly agitate for Progressive policies and carry the water for Progressive politicians. They also contribute time, money and resources for the election campaigns of the very Progressive politicians who vote to give them government grants in a circular money laundering scheme which if not illegal is certainly immoral.
Eight of the nine justices found that the reports can’t be withheld on privacy grounds because the public has a “legitimate interest” in knowing how the allegations were investigated.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com …
In referring to past email inquiries he received on this subject, Limbaugh continued, “They are interesting because those people haven’t surfaced. There aren’t any ex-girlfriends that have admitted it.”
In fact, I wrote about this question in my book, “Deconstructing Obama,” and on these pages last year. As the likely source of these rumors, I thought I might clarify them, at least to the degree they can be clarified.
As it happens, Obama inadvertently raised the girlfriend issue himself in his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father.” Published when he was 33, “Dreams” documents Obama’s all-consuming search for identity.
Whether he dated white women or black women – and what he might have learned from either – matters, but Obama gives the reader very close to nothing.
“Cosby never got the girl on ‘I Spy,’” he laments in “Dreams,” but in his own retelling, he does not do much better.
Although Obama spent 13 years on the mainland as a single man, on only one occasion in “Dreams” does Obama make any reference to his love life.
In a brief recounting, he tells his half-sister, Auma, that in addition to a white woman he had loved and lost, “There are several black ladies out there who’ve broken my heart just as good.”
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com …
Over the past few days, some polls have been floating around showing Ron Paul beating Texas Governor Rick Perry and the entire field in the state of Texas for the GOP nomination. This is surprising because, even though Ron Paul is from Texas, there has (to my knowledge) never been a poll that wasn’t either a straw poll or some other non-scientific survey showing him leading the GOP race at any time. I then saw that Ron Paul himself tweeted a blog post that linked to the poll in question.
I already had some suspicions about this poll, so I decided to do a little digging. The poll was conducted by Azimuth Research Group and says that Ron Paul is leading Rick Perry in the State of Texas by a margin of 22%-17%.
(Excerpt) Read more at therightsphere.com …
Ayn Rand on the topic of a female president:
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 3:17:39 PM by ReformationFan
Ayn Rand’s response when asked about the topic of a female president.
“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)) (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
Plans are afoot to push the United States into an attack on Iran. Anyone knowing the political atmosphere would believe this impossible unless something really terrible were to happen. No nation earth, we should believe, would ever stage such an even, dirty bomb or even full scale nuclear attack, as nothing less than that could push Americans to war, not an America very skeptical of 9/11 and its aftermath. However, one nation is free to do just that, knowing it faces no consequences of any kind from America, our closest ally, continually caught spying on us, buying off politicians or, as in Britain, running the government into the ground behind the front of “News Corp” and the Murdoch empire. We need not name that country, not while 81 members of congress are there, entertained, perhaps being recruited?
The real issue is terrorism, the real issue is a potential attack that could kill tens of thousands of Americans. Since 1999, confirmed as the year that the invasion of Iran was decided upon by Israel and their key allies in the US, the “neocons,” world events have been dominated by attempts to pre-stage a massive war on an enemy nearly unassailable, geographically isolated, armed to the teeth and closely aligned with China, the world’s second military power, the nation with the strangelhold on America’s credit purse strings.
I know it may be upsetting for many of you to discover the animal you cherish is of the opposite political party. Would former President Bill Clinton ever be able to admit to himself that the late Socks was a Republican? Could Democrats ever bring themselves to forgive Checkers, the dog – and a Democrat – who belonged to Richard M. Nixon and whose mention in the famous 1952 “Checkers speech” helped save Nixon’s political career?
When cats are born, they believe they are in a state of liberty, and from then on they are determined to keep it that way. No one tells them what to do. They don’t believe it takes a village, because they know they might have to take instructions from the village idiot in the local government.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …
The irksome hitch in Rick Perry’s ‘git-a-long’
The irksome hitch in Rick Perry’s ‘git-a-long’:
So the mainstream media doesn’t like what my late Auntie Edie would call the “little hitch in Rick Perry’s ‘git-a-long’ ”.
It really grates on those feverish AP scribes who like to portray Perry’s git-a-long as an outright “swagger”.
“Perry exudes confidence, swagger on Campaign Trail”. (AP, Aug. 18, 2011). And just to think the peanut gallery thought exuding confidence out on the campaign trail was what presidential candidates were supposed to do!
Then there’s the call out to strippers, escorts, just a “young hottie”, potential blackmailers and the like by the Committee Against Sexual Hypocrisy in an ad hominem Internet ad asking, “Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?”
In their dreams, as time will likely prove.
They’re covering Rick Perry in the cowboy icon and recent history has already proven that only Mamas dare to love cowboys.
It’s open season on Republican, Conservative and Tea Party presidential candidates, and we expect the jackals in the mainstream media to be gathering to take pot shots between sips of latte at whomever turns up to take on their hero Barack Obama.
Posted by Gunny G at Friday, August 19, 2011
Listen Up!| The Post & Email
Listen Up!| The Post & Email:
IS ANYONE WILLING TO FACE THE TRUTH?
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet
Can the U.S. Constitution be restored as the foundation of our government?
(Aug. 19, 2011) — I don’t know who’s going to be in charge, but, for the sake of this article, let’s consider myself, OPOVV, to be the Head Honcho leading the patriots of America in reclaiming our heritage. Okay, troops, pay attention. I want you to do your homework, starting by reading a couple of my past editorials, specifically “In Memory of Audie Murphy,” “A Precarious House of Cards,” and “Call to Arms.”
We can’t all march on Washington and round up the traitors but, believe me, there’s enough lowlife scum floating around in every state to keep us busy.
First on the agenda is to take control of the radio and television stations so everyone should know where the broadcasting studios are located. We’ll make them an offer they can’t refuse: report the truth: no embellishments, no lies, no half-truths, no unsubstantiated rumors. Those announcers who have been critical of birthers and supporters of Obama will be out of a job.
And what, pray tell, is the truth?…………………….
Posted by Gunny G at Friday, August 19, 2011
As the Texas governor takes on the role of front-runner, his statements, like the one critical of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, have GOP lawmakers concerned that his campaign will self-destruct — or worse, win the nomination, but alienate the independent voters needed to win the general election.
“You can’t be calling Bernanke a traitor and you can’t be questioning whether or not Barack Obama loves America, that type of thing,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY), told POLITICO. “I’ve been with Perry a few times, and I can see how he could project, again, if it’s done the right way. But no, if he continues this, he’ll have a tough time.”
Another congressmen suggested Perry needs to rethink his strategy so as not to alienate independent voters. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), a member of the GOP leadership said of the Bernanke comments: “That’s not something you want to lead with if you’re trying to get independents to come your way. I would imagine that he’s thinking through his strategy.”
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com …
Ron Paul and the Self-Hating ‘Libertarians’ by Walter Block ~ The Ron Paul Haters
Ron Paul and the Self-Hating ‘Libertarians’ by Walter Block:
The Ron Paul Haters
They include “libertarians,” says Walter Block.
We are now at a point in time where, thanks to Dr. Ron Paul, people are hearing of libertarianism to a degree that possibly never before occurred in our entire history.
Congressman Paul’s efforts in 2008 were responsible for putting our freedom philosophy in front of the American people in a gigantic, stupendous way. His present campaign is even more successful, far more so. At a time when Ron is creating libertarians wholesale, and introducing the entire world to the case for liberty, Reason and Molyneux are doing everything they can to stop this process. For shame.
As London burned, the U.S. watched with a fearful, reflective gaze.
We’ve been there. Our riots of the 1960s and as recently as the early ’90s, saw far higher death tolls and tallied billions in the calculated damages per city. The emotional costs were equally devastating and in many respects remain salient today.
The mayhem that followed Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder in 1968 reached more than 100 American cities and resulted in 39 deaths. In 1965, the Watts riots claimed 34 lives. Portions of Los Angeles erupted again in 1992 and 53 people died.
A complicated swirl of high unemployment, racial and ethnic stratifications, distrust of and animosity toward police, gang loyalties and outright lawlessness are emerging as underlying factors in the U.K.’s troubles.
The U.S. can’t claim immunity from those elements, not in the past and not today. So a fair question is rising on this side of the ocean:
Could such mayhem occur here?
(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com …
Oh…if you didn’t think this was an interesting story before, you can certainly see it now.
Two weeks ago Politico reported that vice president Joe Biden said tea party Republicans “acted like terrorists” in the debt talks. Since then, the activist old media has been relatively silent on the story.
This is a big ‘effing deal.
This White House, that preached civility, has shown it can be brutal and viscous towards average citizens. President Obama has called Republicans his “enemies” and suggested his supporters take guns to a knife fight. Representatives of the administration have suggested they “destroy” and “kill” Mitt Romney and “punch back twice as hard” against political opponents.
Barack Obama denied Biden used those words when he spoke with tea party activist Ryan Rhodes. Obama was not in the private meeting, but he has gone on the record and taken a position. He said it did not happen. Certainly, it’s interesting that the media has not asked Obama about this, a private citizen has to bring up this issue and pull a denial out of the media’s Dear Leader.
Politico is standing solidly behind its story and has now taken the time to explain how the story came together.
Politico points out that they had numerous sources confirm the Biden statement and that his denials have been lacking.
I know how these stories work. I did one myself years ago when I heard that an athletic director at a major university was using racist terms in staff meetings. This was easy to confirm. I called many of those in the meetings that I trusted and they all confirmed the veracity of the story and I went with it, despite the threat of legal action from the athletic director’s attorney. After my story, the rest of the Las Vegas media followed and the truth of the story was easily established. That’s how journalism works. Usually media outlets work as hard as they can to get their own sources and confirm the story themselves. This could be easily done in this case if the rest of the media wanted to.
In the Politico case, it’s interesting to note that other media outlets are working to discredit their story. The Washington Post has already questioned their reporting (that’s also fascinating because many of the founders of Politico came from the WaPo.)
This is a story that the rest of the media is going to be pulled kicking and screaming into doing. It has been two weeks running now since the story was first reported and we have a “citizen journalist” finally with the courage to confront the president and at least one other outlet trying to destroy the story. Biden denied to CBS that he used the terrorist word, but as of the writing of this story, CBS has still not aired the interview. They have it. Perhaps they don’t want to air the verbal record of Biden’s denial. Who knows?
You wouldn’t know it by the lack of serious media attention to this story, but it is a big ‘effing deal. The public knows it, and the writers at the Politico know it. They are also getting a little taste of what it’s like when you go against the Regime.
Being a House banking member has always had its rewards. While still a junior member on the House Banking Committee in 1991 he secured a big-time job at Fannie Mae for his then-husband. Or was it his wife? OK, let’s not go there.
But Frank has definitely moved on to bigger things. His new husband is a surfer. Oops. I just went there.
He’s also now the author of a banking reform bill known as “Dodd-Frank,” which has the distinction of being some of the most costly legislation ever written.
How costly? We just don’t know yet. But besides the $3 billion that the legislation will cost to implement a story in the Atlantic, hardly a right-wing mouthpiece, estimates that the costs could approach $1 trillion.
Oh, and it also failed to address the “too-big-to-fail” syndrome that put the country’s real estate market in the mess it finds itself in… which was the point of Dodd-Frank to start with.
Gotta love the Democrats when they pass laws that don’t even attempt to solve the problems the laws were intended to address in the first place.
If they solved problems then they wouldn’t get to write the outrage letters.
Because Frank has written an outrage letter asking that the Federal Reserve hold up the merger of Capital One and ING.
Capitol One was the high bidder in the forced sale of ING’s banking division. The sale of the division was a condition of a European bailout of ING’s parent company.
A disappointed bidder in the deal was Obama favorite, GE Capital.
Capital One outbid rival GE to secure the coveted ING retail banking business that Capital One says will help reduce the amount of risk they have because it adds more direct banking and less credit risk. But still any suitor had to be willing to take on the additional mortgage risk in the ING portfolio, which apparently, Capital One was willing to do this while the other suitors, reportedly, were not.
Frank and his liberal friends have a powerful reason to be outraged by the deal: GE donated $3.2 million to Democrats during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles, far more than they donated to the GOP.
“In a letter sent on Wednesday to Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Mr. Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts, called on the Fed to hold public hearings to examine the possible deal’s impact on consumers and the economy,” writes the NYT’s Deal Book. “Mr. Frank also asked that the Fed grant the public at least two additional months to weigh in on the acquisition. The comment period is otherwise scheduled to end on Thursday.”
“This proposed purchase would create the fifth-largest bank in the United States,” said Mr. Frank, according to the Times article. “For this reason alone, care should be taken to thoroughly examine the impact of this purchase with respect to the consolidation of banking assets, the provision of credit by the resulting bank and compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act.”
The Times also cites a consumer advocate who opposes the deal: “We already have four too-big-to-fail banks, why make a fifth?” said John Taylor, president of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
Why indeed? I thought at $3 billion to implement, Dodd-Frank was supposed to solve the too-big-to-fail problem.
At the same time Democrats are calling for the merger of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to marry the king and queen of too-big-to-fail into one uber-mortgage failure sponsored by the government and managed by Congress.
Democrats have powerful reasons for doing that deal, just as they have for holding up the merger of Capital One-ING. Fannie Mae gave Democrats over $1 million in contributions in the 2006-2008 election cycles.
And let’s face it: $4.2 million in contributions is way too big to fail.
Karl Marx had both disciples and close friends that took part in the 1848 socialist/communist revolts in Europe. Lots of them came here and sought to repeat their socialist experiment here during the War of Northern Aggression. Guess which side they ended up on?… (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~) (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))
Is there anything more condescending than a porcelain-skinned Hollywood liberal who attempts to show her presumed solidarity with minorities by referring to them as “people of color“?
Yes, there is: Two porcelain-skinned liberals attempting to show their allegiance to “diversity” by attacking “people of color” who happen to disagree with their radical politics.
Such an exchange took place on a little-watched television show on Al Gore‘s obscure cable network Wednesday night. I am spotlighting the diatribe for you not because the speakers involved hold any sway with the American electorate, but because paternalistic racism is so prevalent among the media-entertainment elite.
And it’s about time someone knocked these self-appointed Saviors of the Oppressed off their high horses.
Actress Janeane Garofalo — a former comedian turned Republican-bashing sourpuss — appeared on the Current TV talk show of disgraced former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. Because she has no actual career achievements or noteworthy projects to discuss, the pair turned to one of their favorite topics: bashing the tea party movement, with an ample dish of vast-right-wing-conspiracy-mongering on the side.
Garofalo singled out GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, a black businessman and grassroots favorite, because he is a “person of color.” According to the starlet, Cain launched his 2012 bid “because he deflects the racism that is inherent in the Republican Party, the conservative movement, the tea party certainly. (In) the last 30 years, the Republican Party has been moving more and more to the right, but also race-baiting more.”
She certainly knows about baiting. For the past six years, with gritted teeth and throbbing veins, she has indiscriminately attacked Republicans as “racist,” “rednecks” and “partisan hacks who are always on the verge of punching somebody or always behave as if they’ve just been cut off in traffic.” Projection for breakfast, anyone?
From the safety of her Tinseltown cocoon, she has lashed out bitterly at tea party activists as “teabagging rednecks” and assailed their fiscal conservative activism as “f***ing redneck d**chebaggery. Unmitigated d**chebaggery” — all while complaining about the lack of civility in politics. In 2009, Garofalo ignored a personal invitation from Texas tea party activist Katrina Pearson and other black conservatives to attend one of their rallies and meet reality.
The last thing progressives of pallor want to deal with, you see, are “people of color” who think for themselves, refuse to be hyphenated Americans and reject left-wing orthodoxy on everything from entitlements to bailouts to Big Labor, immigration, social issues and racial preferences.
All of Garofalo’s and Olbermann’s non-white friends and colleagues (however few that may be) think the same slavishly homogenous thoughts they do about preserving the welfare state, coddling union thugs, opening up the borders and whitewashing the eugenics-grounded abortion racket. There couldn’t possibly be minority conservatives who think otherwise. And if they do, the progressives of pallor comfort themselves, such aberrant creatures must only be able to embrace free-market principles because they were brainwashed, paid off or born stupid.
Thus did Garofalo float her nefarious theory that Cain “is being paid by somebody to be involved and to run for president so that you go, like, ‘I love that, that can’t be racist. He’s a black guy, a black guy asking for Obama being impeached.’ Or ‘it’s a black guy who’s anti-Muslim. It’s a black guy who is a tea party guy.’” What puppet-master could have engineered Cain’s candidacy, according to Garofalo? “The Koch brothers or Grover Norquist or any anything. It could even be Karl Rove.”
Er, never mind that Beltway establishment King Rove has trashed self-made outsider Cain and belittled him as a mere “talk radio guy.”
Garofalo forged ahead with her identity-politics smears: “There may be a touch of Stockholm syndrome in there, because anytime I see a person of color or a female in the Republican Party or the conservative movement or the tea party, I wonder how they could be trying to curry favor with the oppressors.”
I’ve heard more than 20 years of this oppressive windbaggery from do-gooder liberals who treat my unhyphenated American brothers and sisters and me as treacherous puppets for The Man. Their smug refusal to acknowledge free will, individual choice and true diversity of thought confirms that race-obsessed liberals remain the most unrepentant and odious racists of all.
He intends to make the 2012 election a street fight complete with flash mob violence and widespread voter intimidation.
Obama knows that he is no longer restrained by the Constitution and the rule of law because the political establishment and the mainstream media are either complicit or cowardly.
Our government no longer represents us; in fact, it has declared war on us. We are now on our own. We must begin to band together and join forces with the few remaining patriotic leaders to defend ourselves and try to restore Constitutional government and the rule of law.
At the request of tea party leaders in Arizona, famed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has promised to investigate the validity of Barack Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate in a determination of the president’s eligibility for the county’s 2012 election ballot. (wnd.com)
The petition calls for the sheriff to investigate the possibility that a crime has been committed against the Arizona secretary of state, who must decide whether to put Obama’s name on the ballot.
Arpaio told the tea party leaders the complaint is within his jurisdiction, and he will be forced to investigate. He said he expects political pressure, but he pointed out that as the chief law enforcement officer of Maricopa County, he’s taken an oath to respond to citizens who approach him about enforcing the law.
It is time to raise the stakes.
Obama and his supporters want to put the fear of tyranny into the American people.
We need to put the fear of God into them…………………….