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AboveMyPayGrade

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  • August 21, 2014 at 5:39pm

    I think we’re past the point where the constitutional convention is a real option anymore to save this country.

    Mind you, I greatly respect Mark Levin and I understand his case for such a convocation, but even Levin has admitted on his satellite-radio show that the convention of the states he proposed in The Liberty Amendments will likely take YEARS to happen – and unfortunately, I just don’t think we’re going to have years to be able to wait. Because the way things are going, the crisis in one form or another – a currency collapse, a crippling economic downturn, massive social unrest (think Ferguson on a national scale), or so many OTHER possible catalysts – is very likely going to hit us before the convention of the states can really get rolling and will force this country’s hand to a nation-changing resolution.

    I’m afraid that I see secession as the only real option, for that part of the American citizenry which HASN’T sold its birthright of freedom for the world’s pot of stew and still wants a decent country in which to raise their children.

    The plain and simple fact, the portion of the citizenry that HASN’T sold its birthright of freedom for that pot of stew needs to get away permanently from that portion of our population that HAS.

    The only remaining question at this point is whether the national divorce will be amicable (relatively speaking) or NOT so amicable.

  • August 21, 2014 at 10:20am

    “When they start killing here in the US, then whats his move?”

    A lot of people on this site, as well as many OTHER sites all over the Internet, would tell you that Obama WANTS ISIS to start killing here in the U.S. because his next move, they argue, will NOT be golf or hot-tubbing but instead to declare a national state of martial law, announce the suspension of Constitutional guarantees and future elections, and install himself as president-for-life.

    But I’m not one of those who subscribes to this line of thinking, because MY contention is that if Obama DID attempt the aforementioned steps, REGARDLESS of whatever circumstances he may use to try to justify such a move, he would find himself in very short order just as dead as James Foley. As would Valerie Jarrett and all the REST of his henchmen.

  • August 21, 2014 at 9:38am

    Glad to see that we conservatives are supplying you with SOMETHING to keep you going, because it’s obvious that you’re not finding that ANYWHERE ELSE to fill what is obviously an empty and purposeless life.

    If laughing at us conservatives is what it takes to get you through the night and keep your obviously VERY tenuous hold on mental stability intact: well, knock yourself out!

    I WAS going to say that it’s good that we conservatives can supply you with a laugh lest the obvious emptiness of your life leads you to go postal on the world, and we conservatives wouldn’t want THAT on our consciences – but frankly, if you DID try to go postal somewhere, I’m not convinced you could even handle a gun without inflicting fatal self-injury first.

    Sucks to be YOU, doesn’t it?

  • [3] August 20, 2014 at 5:41pm

    I think Larry Elder got it HALF-right.

    Racism SUPPOSEDLY directed by whites against blacks ISN’T a major problem for blacks in this society – or at the very least, there are MANY issues that are FAR greater problems for blacks in the America of 2014 that keep them hopeless and impoverished than purported white racism, not the least of which is the numbingly high illegitimacy rate for blacks.

    Racism IS a major problem for blacks, all right – but THEIR biggest problem in this realm with racism is BLACK racism directed against WHITE PEOPLE. And that racism is becoming a bigger and bigger problem for blacks AND America as a whole with each passing day, not only because of the obvious increasing proliferation of black-on-white crime (witness the explosion of “knockout game” incidents) but because a whole generation of black Americans is being poisoned by this soul-destroying pathogen, and in the process, being condemned to lives that are going to be nasty, brutish, and for all too many blacks, VERY SHORT.

  • [6] August 20, 2014 at 4:25pm

    Jay Nixon is SUPPOSED to be a “moderate” Democrat (if that word even still has any meaning anymore when applied to a Democrat).

    But by wanting to stage a public crucifixion of a police officer before he even had all the facts just to ingratiate himself with the far-left core of the Democrat Party (the talk is that what he’s really angling for is a Cabinet post or some other high-ranking post in the administration of the next president if that president is a Democrat), he puts the lie to the notion of the “moderate Democrat”.

    One thing I HOPE comes out of all this is a sufficient critical mass of realization within the law-enforcement community of the United States that the Democrat Party is NOT their friend.

  • August 20, 2014 at 4:15pm

    I had a former pastor many years ago who told us that whenever he met a person who professed to be an atheist, the very first question my former pastor would ask that person is what kind of a relationship he had with his father.

    And almost without exception, he learned that the professed atheist had a very poor to non-existent relationship with his father.

    Someone who hasn’t been able to experience the love of an EARTHLY father than he can SEE is going to have a very difficult time with the concept that he has a loving HEAVENLY Father who he CAN’T see.

    I give you Barack Obama as Exhibit A for my pastor’s thesis. We KNOW what kind of a relationship he had with his OWN father (assuming that father was actually Barack Obama Sr. and not Frank Marshall Davis, but even if his true biological father was the latter, the same dynamic would still apply) – and look at the kind of adult it made HIM. A bitter, vindictive, vengeful, compassionless angry man who is angry with the world and, I have absolutely no doubt, also with God, although he all but certainly would never admit to either.

  • [3] August 20, 2014 at 4:07pm

    Fine, have it YOUR way: we’re racist, homophobic, and lack empathy for other folks not like us.

    And now that you’ve figured that out, I trust then that today is the last day we will ever see you on this site.

    If you are NOT “racist, homophobic, and lack empathy for other folks not like them”, then WHY would you want to continue to put yourself VOLUNTARILY among people you believe ARE?

    Unless, of course, you’re being PAID to troll this site.

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  • August 20, 2014 at 3:12pm

    @FLConservative

    Regarding your 2:21pm reply to J-Mo’s 1:30pm post, I fully agree with you.

    I wouldn’t have paid a theater admission to see that Noah movie with a gun pointed at my head, because I ALSO heard that it was a movie that, although it was SUPPOSEDLY on something from the Bible, clearly had no use for what the Bible actually had to say about it.

    And I will NOT spend my OWN money to enrich others to profane the Bible that way.

    So it takes more than something SUPPOSEDLY being based on the Bible to get me to pay to see it.

    I DID go to see God Is Not Dead in the theater, and LOVED it, and recommended it to every Christian I know. I can guarantee you that if after seeing it I had decided it was a piece of crap, I absolutely would NOT have recommended it to anyone.

    Regarding secular movies that have been made from Biblical themes, fealty to the Bible’s text and narrative is paramount to me.

    Probably my all-time favorite Biblical movie made by a secular enterprise is The Robe. Admittedly, it didn’t hurt that the movie starred one of my all-time favorite actresses, Jean Simmons, and it was after seeing that movie that I really started to appreciate for the first time what a truly fine actor Richard Burton really was – but I felt that the movie was respectful of and faithful to the Bible’s narrative about the life of Christ, and the ending is still one of my all-time favorite movie endings, right up there with the ending to Casablanca.

  • August 19, 2014 at 8:20pm

    @progressiveslayer

    I doubt that there’s ever been a president in my lifetime that is more despised by our people in uniform than Obama. The thought that most of the military would obey his orders to commit one of the worst betrayals of their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution just doesn’t make it for me.

    To be sure, I have no doubt that there would be SOME segment of the military that WOULD obey orders from Obama to commit the vilest atrocities against the people of this country, because history has shown that in ANY body of armed men, you always have a segment that will blindly obey even the most inhumane orders. But I’m VERY confident that that segment of our present military will be VERY SMALL.

    If the posts I’ve seen in the last few years on conservative websites from those claiming to be active-duty military about whether our troops WOULD in fact obey such orders are to be believed, I’m confident that the VAST majority of our active-duty military would NOT.

    Remember, 2/3 of that military hails from states that were part of the old Confederacy – NOT exactly a stronghold of Obama devotion.

    The plain and simple fact is, the Kool-Aid-drinking brain-dead lefties that vote for Obama do NOT join the military these days, and haven’t for over 30 years – because Democrat politicians have convinced them that the military is a career for LOSERS. So conservatives are far more over-represented in our military today than they were in 1932.

  • [1] August 19, 2014 at 5:46pm

    If Obama is fool enough to try imposing a national state of martial law on this country, that wet dream will very quickly become Obama’s WORST NIGHTMARE – and I’m betting that there’s a very good chance that it won’t be a nightmare for him for very long at all, because I think he’ll soon be taking a dirt nap the moment he tries such madness.

    See my post below in response to progressiveslayer’s 3:15pm post and Sargeking’s 3:35pm reply to it, and maybe YOU would like to tackle the question I posed to both of them, in fact, that I’ve posed to MANY posters on this site who have floated the martial-law meme as you have: WHERE is Obama going to be able to get the bully boys who will be able to successfully IMPOSE and ENFORCE a national state of martial law?

  • August 19, 2014 at 5:40pm

    @ progressiveslayer and Sargeking

    Regarding your discussion about the possibility of Obama using the kind of violence we’re seeing flaring up in the St. Louis area to try to impose martial law on this country:

    yet AGAIN, I hate to sound like a Cassandra on this point on this site, but yet AGAIN, I must ask:

    Obama can DECLARE a national state of martial law, but SOMEONE is still going to have to IMPOSE and ENFORCE it, so just WHERE do you think he will be able to get the bully boys who will be able to DO it?

    Do you REALLY think that a U.S. military that Obama has THOROUGHLY demeaned and insulted from Day 1 of his presidency is going to blithely obey orders from him to commit the ULTIMATE betrayal of their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution and turn their weaponry on the American citizenry? I believe that at best VERY FEW will heed such a call, not even close to as many as Obama would need for such a purpose.

    Civilian law-enforcement? MAYBE in some of our liberal-dominated big cities their police forces would be willing to play Gestapo on the denizens of those cities, but OUTSIDE those enclaves, I am extremely confident that it will be a MUCH different story.

    Civilian fed employees? Do you REALLY think they’ll have the fortitude, for all the armament they’ve acquired in the last few years, to fearlessly march into the angry guns of an enraged and ARMED American populace in such circumstances? They sure didn’t at Cliven Bundy’s ranch.

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  • [1] August 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

    @LetUsReason on your 6:08pm post:

    You stated: “You seem to be saying, “Even if he declares martial law, that doesn’t mean that he can successfully carry it out to remain dictator.” (Correct me if I have misunderstood.)”

    Nope, you haven’t misunderstood at all, this is EXACTLY what I am saying.

    And I don’t disagree with you at all that Obama is ATTEMPTING to be the instrument to bring this country down: to what degree he SUCCEEDS in this endeavor remains to be seen.

    You also stated of Obama, “I believe he will declare nationwide martial law. I believe he will TRY to be dictator.”

    I don’t know whether Obama will ATTEMPT to impose a national state of martial law on this country, but here’s what I’m SUREST about: that if Obama is fool enough to TRY it, he will indeed be brought down, and I think that THAT will happen VERY QUICKLY, and that there’s a very good chance he doesn’t even live long enough to discover just how supreme an act folly this was.

    Even if Obama succeeds in ginning up mass chaos in this country, while to be sure there ARE parts of the country which would WELCOME him becoming fuhrer, there are many parts of the country that absolutely would NOT (like but by no means confined to Texas) – and that would, I believe, fight this attempt to the death, including by leaving the Union if need be, because the people of those states will understand very well that given what Obama would do if he DID become dictator, it’s either fight or die.

  • [1] August 18, 2014 at 5:50pm

    @Magus

    You replied at 5:16pm to my 2:05pm response to term limits for congress’s 1:53pm post with: “No, if there were “a new secession crisis” the military would almost unanimously be willing to crush the secessionist traitors with the full force of America’s might.”

    If a secession movement was triggered by a president trying to illegally overstay his constitutionally-mandated term as president, don’t COUNT on our military being “almost unanimously” willing to crush the secessionists.

    I don’t know if you know this, but fully 2/3 of our active-duty military is from states that were part of the Old Confederacy, and I have little doubt that many of these states would be part of a latter-day secession movement under the conditions I’ve indicated above. And of the 1/3 that isn’t, I betting a substantial share of THAT is from other solidly red states or the solidly-red portion of blue states. The thought that the members of our military would turn against the citizens of the states they hail from under the circumstances doesn’t make it for me.

    The plain and simple fact is, flaming liberals of the kind that could presumably be counted on to crush a latter-day secession movement simply DON’T join the military these days, and haven’t for over 30 years.

    Military people took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, NOT an oath of PERSONAL LOYALTY to whoever the present occupant of the White House is.

  • [4] August 18, 2014 at 4:37pm

    @CrazyTravis

    You responded at 1:44pm to quicksdraw’s 12:56pm post with “Yes Obamacare equals the Holocaust. And you idiots wonder why most of the country think you’re lunatics.”

    All right, fine, have it YOUR way: we conservative “idiots” who post here on this site ARE lunatics.

    And now that you’ve apparently established that to be the case in your mind, why do YOU continue coming to this site? Are “lunatics” the ONLY people that you can find who can stomach being around you? Wouldn’t sites that DON’T attract “lunatics” – presumably leftist sites that attract people of like-mindedness to you, and that furthermore should have the added attraction for you that they often rigidly censor/ban conservative expressions on their sites – be much more to your liking than a site like The Blaze?

    I absolutely LOVE the comment a few years ago that a conservative posted on another website about lefties who like yourself spew the vilest calumnies about conservatives yet apparently STILL can’t bring themselves to eschew conservative cable news, talk-radio, and Internet outlets, and his comment applies PERFECTLY to someone like yourself:

    “You lefties are strange. You watch cable news that you hate, listen to talk radio that you hate, waste your time on Internet sites that you hate.”

  • [1] August 18, 2014 at 4:25pm

    @LetUsReason

    First of all, I do appreciate your response to me.

    I actually have no disagreement whatsoever with you that Obama wants to destroy the U.S., in fact, I’ve oft-posted on this site that I think that the legacy that Obama wants more than any other is to be the man who delivered the corpse of the United States to the world, or brought about its dissolution.

    As far as the team of people that Obama represents, my contention is that they possess no more strategic or tactical brilliance to be able to establish Obama as Fuhrer than Obama HIMSELF possesses.

    You stated, “A collapse gives him inherent power when martial law takes effect”. But as I indicated in my responses to TXRedNeckPhilosopher’s 1:00pm post, it’s one thing to DECLARE a national state of martial law, quite ANOTHER thing to make it a FAIT ACCOMPLI, and my contention is that if Obama attempts such a move, he will find out the hard way, and at the worst possible time, that getting from the Point A of DECLARING it to the Point B of SUCCESSFULLY IMPOSING it was a bridge much too far for him to cross than he ever imagined.

    Obama may well bring about some level of collapse of this country before he’s SCHEDULED to leave office, but I am STILL extremely dubious that he will actually be able to parlay it into becoming dictator over the WHOLE country, I think there are FAR too many elements in this country that he would have to, and won’t be able to, defeat to be able to do THAT.

  • [2] August 18, 2014 at 2:50pm

    I sure would like to know what so many people I see posting on the Internet who posit the same scenario as you have, that Obama will somehow manage to make himself president-for-life, THINK they see in Barack Obama that tells THEM that he is capable of pulling off such a feat that in my opinion would require its author to be a strategist and tactician of the highest order, because I sure don’t see anything that evidences to ME that he is capable of pulling off such a masterstroke.

    I have little doubt that Obama has the ambition and is sociopathic enough to WANT to try such a move, but just having the DESIRE to do it and actually having the ABILITY to pull it off are two VERY different things.

    WHAT has Obama ever put his hand to as president that HASN’T become a train wreck? The thought that the ONE thing he could supposedly NAIL as president is successfully installing himself as fuhrer just is too far-fetched for my thinking.

    If America collapses under his watch, I feel VERY confident that before he could establish himself as Emperor Obama I of America in its CURRENT incarnation, a large number of the states would secede and form their OWN independent country – and that there is VERY little that Obama could do to STOP it.

    I don’t care to repeat my thoughts about this possibility, so just go to TXRedNeckPhilosopher’s 1:00pm post on Page 1 of the comments and see my posts in that dialogue, that lays out MY thoughts in this realm.

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  • [-1] August 18, 2014 at 2:41pm

    Hate to burst your bubble, but if you want to dismiss Root as a crazoid because he doesn’t remember Obama from their years at Columbia together (well, ALLEGEDLY together, anyway) and doesn’t know anyone ELSE in his graduating class who does, either, then you’re ALSO going to have to say the same thing about GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, who was ALSO part of the Columbia class of ’83.

    And since Stephanopoulos was an advisor to Bill Clinton: well, if you want to trash one of your own fellow liberals who was a part of the administration of your sainted Bill Clinton to be able to trash Root, have at it!

    Because Stephanopoulos has ALSO claimed that HE doesn’t remember Obama from his years at Columbia, either, nor does HE know of any Columbia classmates from that graduating class who do.

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  • [1] August 18, 2014 at 2:15pm

    @Dgala

    As much as I would love to be able to take credit for being ex-military, I can make no such claim, at least not TRUTHFULLY: in point of fact, I’m a life-long civilian.

    But my DAD served in the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years, and I have a brother-in-law who was in the U.S. Air Force for around a decade.

    Regarding civilian federal agencies and all the armament they’ve acquired under Obama: HAVING that armament is ONE thing, actually having the guts to USE it is quite ANOTHER. As I’ve stated before on this site, history is REPLETE with examples of armies that looked very formidable ON PAPER, but turned out to be quite something else when forced into actual COMBAT. Winston Churchill in the 1930′s said, thank God for the French Army. Well, how well did THAT work out come 1940?

    If Obama tries to turn the civilian federal workforce violently on the American citizenry, they can expect to face resistance from TENS OF MILLIONS of gun-owning citizens who will fight them to the death if need be.

    And as I’ve oft-stated on this point on this site, except for that share of that workforce who have prior military and/or civilian law-enforcement experience (and I’m convinced that VERY FEW of THESE, at most, would be part of such an effort), there’s one HUGE difference between our people in uniform and civilian fed employees: the former are trained to operate in an enviroment where people are shooting back at and trying to kill THEM, the latter AREN’T.

  • August 18, 2014 at 2:05pm

    If Obama stays beyond what is SUPPOSED to be Inauguration Day 2017, it most definitely WILL require martial law – because he is going to precipitate a FULL-BLOWN REVOLUTION.

    And/or Civil War II.

    In fact, if he is still in the Oval Office the day after what was SUPPOSED to be Inauguration Day 2017, I believe he will quickly have a full-blown secession crisis on his hands, as I believe that NUMEROUS states, starting hopefully with Texas and probably very quickly also including at least most of the states of the old Confederacy, will leave the Union on the grounds that since the federal government has now completely nullified the compact that existed between the states and the federal government as spelled out in the U.S. Constitution when those states joined the Union, if the federal government regards ITSELF as no longer bound to the terms of that compact as spelled out in the Constitution, then the states no longer are, either.

    And frankly, if a new secession crisis DID emerge, I think Obama would have ENORMOUS difficulties finding troops to crush a latter-day secession movement. 2/3 of our troops are from states that were part of the Old Confederacy – and the wussified blue-staters of today, unlike their counterparts in 1861, are not ABOUT to rally behind Obama and shoulder arms to try to force their red-state counterparts back into the Union. Most of them soil themselves at the mere THOUGHT of a gun. Actually WIELDING one? THAT’S A LAUGH!

  • [2] August 18, 2014 at 1:47pm

    @southerninfidel

    If Obama DID try doing what TXRedNeckPhilosopher has postulated, to MY mind, the ONLY question that will be unanswered when he commences the attempt is what the over/under is in term of days after that that Obama is still President of the United States, in fact, maybe even is still IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.

    I think there WOULD be a military coup, because I think that under such circumstances, you WILL have a real-life James Mattoon Scott emerge, only this person WILL accomplish what his movie counterpart played by Burt Lancaster in the film Seven Days in May could not: successfully deposing the president.

    And if it were necessary for things to come to that, this real-life James Mattoon Scott better not even THINK of turning the government over to Joe Biden (if by then Biden hasn’t been made to take a dirt nap), because it will HAVE to be presumed, REGARDLESS of what he may say publicly to the contrary if he’s even still alive to be able to say ANYTHING, that Biden was fully in on this treason.

    This is where we can be grateful that Obama is such a poor strategist and tactician. If he IS scheming his own “Reichstag fire” attempt, any SMART would-be dictator would have been ingratiating himself to the very people he would need most for the attempt: his military. But rather than curry the favor of our people in uniform, Obama has gone out of his way to curry their DISFAVOR. If he tries a coup, he will learn this in the worst way.

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