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AboveMyPayGrade

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  • [2] January 29, 2015 at 5:28pm

    If Obama vetoes the Keystone bill as expected, this creates yet ANOTHER problem for Hillary BESIDES the one you’ve alerted us to.

    If HIllary actually declares for president, she is going to HAVE to take a position on that veto. So she is either going to have to take a politically unpopular stance by SUPPORTING Obama’s veto or else OPPOSING Obama’s veto and in the process incurring Obama’s wrath.

    Lose/lose for Hillary.

    Regarding this story you reference, this is just one of many potential landmines I have oft-stated on this site in the last few months that could blow up on Hillary and completely maim any Hillary presidential candidacy, namely a new sex scandal involving her husband.

    What would make THIS one different from all the rest is that underage girls could potentially be involved. It’s one thing for the American people to wink at Bill Clinton’s sexual extra-curricular activities involving ADULT women, but I suspect that the potential involvement of underage girls may be something that even a lot of people who have shrugged off before Bill’s sexual exploits will NOT so blithely shrug off.

  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 4:00pm

    @ Sargeking

    The idiot drones who approve of Obama are for the most part either rich liberals insulated from the real world that the rest of us have to live in or else the parasite class who are getting their “three hots and a cot” courtesy of Uncle Sam and for whom as long as their EBT card can still buy them groceries, everything is fine.

    But I’m not losing any sleep over Obama’s SUPPOSEDLY rising approval ratings, because I’ve seen THIS movie all too many times before during Obama’s presidency, and it always ends the same way: Obama manages to do something, or something happens, that causes those rising approval ratings to tumble right back down to earth again.

    In short, his upspikes in favorability polling have usually proved to be fairly short-lived, so I am confident that this LATEST one will prove to be as well.

    And all it will take is one major Islamist terrorist attack on our soil – and according to a poll I heard about on radio yesterday, around 85% of the American people believe it IS going to happen in the near future – for Obama’s ratings to plummet to depths that could so imperil his party’s chances for next year that his own fellow Democrats finally move against him (behind closed doors, of course) to force his ouster from the White House.

  • January 29, 2015 at 3:53pm

    A “yute civil defense force, better funded than the military” would be a DREAM COME TRUE – for us gun-owning conservatives, that is – if Obama is ever fool enough to try to constitute such an assemblage to become his domestic “army”.

    Because the kind of “yutes” that would constitute such a body would all but certainly be almost exclusively liberal kids – who are already gun-phobic and VERY short on discipline, smarts, and industriousness. I give you the Occupy Wall Street crowd as Exhibit A here.

    If Obama ever tried to set such a force against the American people, we gun-owning conservatives would send that army of faux warriors to disorganized flight right back to their parents’ basements in such short order that very soon we’d be BEGGING Obama to send some REAL warriors against us just to give us an ACTUAL challenge.

  • January 29, 2015 at 2:35pm

    @ ultraright

    All you have to look at is the absolute EXPLOSION in gun and ammo sales since Obama became president.

    Countless MILLIONS of Americans who were never gun owners before Obama’s presidency are NOW (and I’M one of them!).

    To be sure, there IS a substantial portion of the country which would NOT fight any attempted tyrannization on Obama’s part.

    So I’m not saying that ALL Americans would fight it, but there would certainly be ENOUGH who WOULD. Enough to ensure that any forces Obama tries to employ to make and keep him fuhrer would pay a FEARSOME price to become his jackboots. A fearsome enough price that as soon as the first “installments” of that price come due, the vast majority of his forces will, I firmly believe, head for the hills, leaving Obama holding a great big bag and all but certainly, if he hasn’t ALREADY suffered any one of the three potential fates I posted about above, scrambling for the quickest exit route he can find out of this country to try to save his skin.

    Remember, at the time of the outset of the Revolutionary War, only about 1/3 of the American people at the time favored outright independence from Britain, and only about 3% of the American populace at the time actually FOUGHT in the Revolutionary War.

    But that 1/3 was motivated enough to overcome the fact that the other 2/3 weren’t with them, although half of that remaining 2/3 didn’t really care one way or the other, and of the 1/3 that still wanted to remain part of Great Britain, not enough of them were motivated enough to actually FIGHT for that privilege.

  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 2:21pm

    “Trust me on this, it’s going to be fun to watch!”

    And the fun is REALLY going to start if the Supreme Court pulls the rug out from under ObamaCare with its ruling in the King vs. Burwell case.

    Well, actually, the fun has ALREADY started, but it’s going to go into HYPERDRIVE if that ruling goes against ObamaCare.

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  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 2:19pm

    Obama will surely be cooking the ObamaCare numbers for as long as he remains in the White House. Just like his administration cooks every OTHER number (ESPECIALLY the UNEMPLOYMENT numbers).

    However, hopefully the Supreme Court will pull the rug out from under him with the way it rules in the pending King vs. Burwell case.

    This is where the Republicans, now that they have control of BOTH houses of Congress, need to put the screws to the muckety-mucks administering ObamaCare and get them before House and Senate committees to have to testify under oath. If they all take the 5th, well, then, so be it, it will just go to spotlight the degree to which ObamaCare is undergirded by lies.

  • [3] January 29, 2015 at 2:14pm

    Goes to show you how much difference an election makes.

    Had the midterms last year NOT produced a Republican-controlled Senate, think we’d have seen this scene enacted under a DEMOCRAT Armed Forces Committe chairman?

    At least ONE group of leftists has now learned the hard way that there’s a new sheriff in the Senate, a sheriff that THEIR side doesn’t control.

  • January 29, 2015 at 2:09pm

    @ ultraright

    You posted at 12:46pm: “Feds Mobilize a Small Army,,,,,,Complete with guns and assault tactics!”

    I’m not too worried about THAT.

    If Obama is stupid enough to try to unleash such an “army” on the American people, then his army is going to encounter a MUCH BIGGER army: an army of TENS OF MILLIONS of armed patriots who aren’t going to blithely submit to tyranny without giving his army the fight of their lives first.

    And once Obama’s “army” starts facing the bullets of those armed patriots, as they WILL if they’re fool enough to willingly become a jackboot army for Obama, my bet is that at least the VAST majority of them will quickly turn and run quicker than a French Army soldier!

    In fact, here’s how unworried I am about a clash between these two armies, or at least about the ultimate outcome being anything BUT a complete and utter defeat of Obama’s forces (and likely also to result in Obama reposing in either a rubber bag, a prison cell for the rest of his life, or a Third World hidey-hole):

    part of me almost hopes Obama IS fool enough to try to vault himself from president to fuhrer using such an “army”. Because if he does, I believe that he WILL wind up channeling Hitler, all right, but NOT the Hitler of 1/1/1934 but rather the Hitler of 4/30/1945.

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  • January 29, 2015 at 2:02pm

    Even gas isn’t as cheap as it was just a couple of weeks ago where I live: in that time, it has gone up almost 30 cents a gallon.

    Supposedly Obama’s approval ratings are on an upswing right now. If so, then the precipitous fall in gas prices in the last few months is all but certainly almost entirely the reason for it, since people are probably feeling a little more sanguine right now about the state of the country than they were before what with their gas bills considerably reduced from a year ago, even though none of the REST of our economy’s fundamentals have improved.

    Which means that as soon as gas prices start rising again, which as I’ve noted they’ve ALREADY done in my area, that upspike in Obama’s approval ratings will evaporate.

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  • January 29, 2015 at 9:38am

    @ Zipit

    I totally agree with you.

    Why does The Blaze think that the kind of people who come to this site care a whit about Julianne Moore? As I stated in my 9:27am post, I haven’t even seen anything she’s been in – and if I HAVE, I don’t even remember it, which would tell you how deep an impact she made on me.

    In fact, as many of us who post here have noted about this, whenever The Blaze runs a story on the latest outrageous thing that some talking head on CNN or MSNBC just said, The Blaze probably brought that talking head’s statement to a far wider audience than the talking head had on CNN or MSNBC, given the abysmal ratings of those outlets, when they made the remark in the first place.

  • [4] January 29, 2015 at 9:27am

    So Julianne Moore doesn’t believe in God, huh?

    Well, that would REALLY ruin my day – IF I’d actually ever seen anything she’s been in!

    As blanco5 posted at 8:49am: “Why do actors and actresses think themselves soooo important?”

    And as numerous other posters here have already noted, for a Hollywood personage these days to come out publicly as an atheist DOESN’T exactly make them a profile in courage.

    Let a major star, on the other hand, publicly proclaim their belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and THAT is “STOP THE PRESSES!” news in Hollywood nowadays.

    Then again, we’ve already seen earlier this week the level of courage of your typical Hollywood big shot when Steven Spielberg issued a warning about how Jews are in danger from anti-Semitic religious extremism, which in point of fact he’s actually spot on about – but he didn’t have the cojones to say that this anti-Semitic religious extremism is almost exclusively the province these days of MUSLIMS.

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  • [2] January 28, 2015 at 6:24pm

    @ Apologist JD

    You posted at 6:05pm in response to lanceintx’s 5:49pm post: “This clearly demonstrates that the Obama admin thinks the people who will go buy insurance based on this advertising are children in adult bodies. They are probably right, and this tends to overlap with his constituency. They don’t make these kinds of ads for you and I because they know dopey cartoons won’t manipulate us as well as it does idiot hipster liberals.”

    Obama’s voter base ARE children in adult bodies: I think THAT has been proven beyond any possible doubt by now.

    As far as this kind of advertising inducing people to buy insurance on the ObamaCare exchange: remember Pajama Boy?

    I’ve been saying for at least a couple of years on this site that the ONLY people who are going to be buying ObamaCare policies are the ABSOLUTELY DESPERATE and the STUPID.

    But if the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration in King vs. Burwell, NO measure of advertising will be able to get people to buy ObamaCare THEN, because if the Court brings the federal subsidies to an abrupt end for ObamaCare purchasers who did not purchase their ObamaCare policy on a state exchange, which is the VAST MAJORITY of ObamaCare purchasers, ObamaCare purchasers on the Healthcare.gov site are in for the mother of all sticker shocks!

  • January 27, 2015 at 4:43pm

    @ loveoursoldiers

    I’m afraid you’re going to have to elaborate for me.

    Just WHO is going to comprise the “their troops” that you speak of? Illegal aliens? The drug cartels? I think not.

    As far as cutting benefits to anyone found disloyal to Obama: again, as I stated above, maybe at the level of the E-liners in the Pentagon Obama might find willing collaborators to order our troops to commit atrocities against the American people at his command, but once those orders get passed down the chain of command, especially all the way to those at the “boots on the ground” level, I think those E-liners will discover that willing takers to carry out those orders are going to be FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.

    As it’s been said: GENERALS don’t pull triggers. They ALSO don’t fly attack choppers, drive tanks, or shoot howitzers. All of THAT is done by those at the “boots on the ground” level.

    And as I’ve said many times on this site about this and will AGAIN: if Obama ever DID give such orders, I am firmly convinced we will see a real-life General James Mattoon Scott, or someone akin to him, emerge from within our military to lead a like-minded group of still-patriotic officers, only THIS real-life Gen. Scott will do what his movie counterpart played by Burt Lancaster in the movie Seven Days In May could NOT and successfully depose the president. And in Obama’s case, I think he will do it WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE!

    You give Obama WAY too much credit as a mastermind!

  • [2] January 27, 2015 at 3:52pm

    OOPS!

    Correction needed to my above post.

    When I posted:

    “And WHICH party do blacks vote in proportions in excess of 90% for? Certainly ISN’T the party SPIELBERG raises money for”, that SHOULD have read, “And WHICH party do blacks vote in proportions in excess of 90% for? The EXACT same party SPIELBERG raises money for.”

  • [4] January 27, 2015 at 3:23pm

    Spielberg is actually absolutely RIGHT that there ARE “anti-Semites, radical extremists, and religious fanatics” who are working to erode Jews’ rights.

    Of course, he didn’t have the courage to say that these anti-Semites, radical extremists, and religious fanatics happen to be MUSLIM!

    If Spielberg is looking for anti-Semites, radical extremists, and religious fanatics here in the United States who are working against the Jews, there are many such people among those HE keeps company with. He can start with the Occupy Wall Street crowd.

    During the OWS activities in 2011, any of you happen to see the rabidly anti-Semitic signs and placards that appeared in the OWS encampments?

    And has ANY segment of our population become more anti-Semitic today than BLACK AMERICA?! And WHICH party do blacks vote in proportions in excess of 90% for? Certainly ISN’T the party SPIELBERG raises money for.

    And Gonzo, you replied at 12:54pm to mompatriot’s 12:44pm post with: “I think that’s exactly why most American Jews are liberal secularists They still fear white Christians more than Middle Eastern Islamists. Spielberg and his pals fill American theaters with movies that reinforce it to them too.”

    I think you’re dead-on in that belief.

    But the TRULY smart Jews (smart Israelis ALREADY know this) have realized that the paradigm has completely shifted, and that it is now conservative CHRISTIANS who are their best friends, while Democrats are becoming their ENEMY.

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  • January 27, 2015 at 2:46pm

    @ LakeHartwellSailor:

    You replied at 1:44pm to WillG’s 12:46pm post with: “There won’t be any conviction. It will look badly on Obama because his Administration freed FIVE Taliban commanders for this POS. I doubt there will even be a Court Martial proceeding.”

    I fully agree.

    My expectation is, and has been since he was exchanged, that Bergdahl will be quietly mustered out of the Army on some kind of general discharge.

    You also replied at 1:45pm to MiCurmudgeon’s 12:38pm post with:

    “Just how effective is our Military with a CinC like they have now?”

    My belief is that this is EXACTLY what Obama WANTS, to have a military that will not only not be able to fight in more than one theater at a time but ultimately will prove unable to even defend our homeland.

    The one SMALL consolation of the Bergdahl outrage, as I have oft-stated on this site since he was exchanged, is that it has effectively completed the alienation of our military from Obama, and this was confirmed in that Gallup poll done late last year that showed that only 15% of our active-duty military supports him.

    And thus, if Obama has any notions of trying to make himself a Caesar, he is going to have to find some other body BESIDES our military to do the necessary dirtywork (and forget about how many E-liners at the Pentagon would willingly pass on orders from Obama to the troops to turn on the American people, once those orders get passed down, I think VERY few grunts will OBEY them).

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  • [4] January 23, 2015 at 4:44pm

    @ Tango57

    BRAVO!

    As I have oft-stated on this site in response to those who think Obama will turn the civilian federal workforce into his “Civilian National Security Force” and use it to make himself a totalitarian ruler and cite the massive amount of armament civilian federal agencies like DHS have acquired under Obama as proof of this, there is one HUGE difference (among many others) between the civilian federal workforce and those in our military/civilian law-enforcement community (excluding the relatively few of the former who also have service in the latter, and I’m extremely confident that at most VERY few of them will become jackboots for Obama if he tries to order them to be):

    those in our military/civilian law-enforcement are trained to operate in an environment where people are shooting back at and trying to kill THEM, those in our civilian federal workforce AREN’T, and my belief is that when the civilian feds start facing the bullets, as they WILL if they try going full Gestapo on America, of MANY MILLIONS of armed patriots who will NOT let themselves be tyrannized without giving their would-be tyrannizers the fight of their lives first, such a response will completely fry all the circuits of the civilian fed workforce, and they will retreat from the field quicker than a French Army soldier!

    A person who IS willing to become a martyr for Uncle Sam generally joins the MILITARY, NOT the civilian federal workforce.

  • [2] January 23, 2015 at 4:11pm

    @ junkman1031 and Tango57

    Regarding the government trying to become gun-grabbers, HERE’S an article you’ll find interesting:

    http://reason.com/blog/2015/01/21/ny-sheriff-to-constituents-keep-your-han#comment

    The first paragraph of the article:

    “A New York lawman is winning plaudits from gun owners over his stance on firearm regulation—he wants less of it. Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey is already known as a supporter of the Second Amendment and a member of the Oath Keepers, an organization of military personnel and police officers who vow torefuse unconstitutional orders. Despite the Empire State’s fame as a jurisdiction unfriendly to private gun ownership—or, really, any activity beyind the reach of government officials—Lorey isn’t alone in his views. The New York State Sheriffs Association and individual sheriffs are already on record opposing tightened gun laws and suing the governor to block their enforcement. But Lorey goes a step further, and urges his constituents to defy the state’s handgun permit law.”

    And one poster to the article stated:

    “Oswego county is onboard as well, our sheriff even told Cuomo that if his Staties try to confiscate guns in his county he will order his department to confront them.
    NY is [F-word] splitting apart.”

    And I firmly believe that there are MANY such sheriffs throughout this country.

    Let Obama TRY to grab our guns, and a lot of those he sends out to do it better have their life insurance paid up.

  • [2] January 23, 2015 at 2:56pm

    Any of you wonder what accounts for my oft-stated skepticism on this site, often expressed when somebody like Snowleopard posts such notions, that Obama will be able to pull off a totalitarian overthrow of our government, this whole GloZell episode can easily be Exhibit A for my belief.

    Beck is right, Obama HAS turned the presidency into a joke – and a would-be dictator needs to be a person of DEADLY SERIOUSNESS. Obama is NOT that person. He likely has the AMBITION to be a Caesar, but ALL of us have surely had the AMBITION to accomplish something that we never had and never will because we don’t, and never will, have the ABILITY or OPPORTUNITY.

    On the following article today:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/01/the_president_as_pest.html

    this is what its author, J.R. Dunn, wrote:

    “So what’s his alternative? Some hysterical elements have answered: tyranny. Obama, they claim, will “call off the elections,” “suspend the Constitution,” and fill up the FEMA camps.

    This is unlikely for a number of reasons, the most obvious being that the man behind the “Arab Spring” is totally incapable of any such effort. Obama is simply too incompetent to bring it off…….

    But looking closely at Obama — at his record, his personality, the way he walks — we see that this man is clearly not one to embark on a coup d’etat…………Like ObamaCare, he’d need to have it done for him, and it’s doubtful anybody would volunteer.“

    I TOTALLY agree.

  • [4] January 23, 2015 at 2:43pm

    I assume that when you posted, “When Americans give their guns or their rights to use them then the real killing will start”, what you’re trying to say is that when the government tries to TAKE AWAY our guns or our rights to use them, then the real killing will start.

    If so, I heartily agree.

    Although there may not be as much killing here as you may imagine.

    Because my belief is that once the government’s gun-grabbers start taking fatalities trying to engage in this nefarious art, the government will have a VERY hard time getting replacements or reinforcements for those it loses in the effort.

    In fact, my belief is that once the ranks of the government’s putative gun-grabbers starts getting thinned by citizens whose credo really IS “OUT OF MY COLD DEAD HANDS!”, their surviving comrades will decide that this effort is NOT worth getting killed for and will simply abandon the effort – leaving the politician(s) that ordered it holding a great big bag.

    Although of course, there’s the issue of WHO the government could get to DO the gun-grabbing.

    I am firmly convinced that in the near term (meaning while Obama is still president),it will NOT be able to dragoon our military or civilian law-enforcement personnel to do this, because by now, the vast majority of BOTH groups absolutely DESPISE Obama. The civilian federal workforce, you may riposte? The fed backdown at the Bundy ranch last year in the face of armed citizens leaves me doubtful of that.

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