User Profile: AboveMyPayGrade


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  • [18] February 27, 2015 at 5:36pm

    Hey, John:

    you getting the message that when Republican candidates last year campaigned for the votes of conservatives on the promise to stop Obama’s agenda if they could just get control of both houses of Congress and we conservatives came out in force and gave Republicans our votes and as a result both houses of Congress on November 4 BECAUSE we actually BELIEVED that promise, we now expect you to actually KEEP that promise?

    If you’re angry because you’re actually being held ACCOUNTABLE for your political promises, then I suggest you find another line of work where you DON’T have to be accountable to the public at large for what you say you can and will do, like something in the business world, where if you don’t do the job you promised to do for your employer (and make no mistake about it, when you hold elective office, your employer is your CONSTITUENTS), you’re only answerable to those above you in the chain of command in the business and maybe to the business’s clients as well but not to any other parties.

    Like a well-known DEMOCRAT so famously said, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you can’t stand the heat of Washington DC, then GET OUT OF THERE!

  • [2] February 27, 2015 at 5:27pm

    @ WingedWitch, regarding your 3:11pm reply to me

    I am in full agreement with you that next year, I ALSO will not vote simply for the “lesser of two evils” if the choice is between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

    Andrew Wilkow has said on his satellite-radio show that he sees no fundamental difference between a Hillary Clinton administration and a Jeb Bush administration, and that if you can find the policy chasm that separates Hillary Clinton from Jeb Bush, he’s all ears. I fully agree with Wilkow on both points.

    Jeb Bush’s support for Common Core ALONE is enough to cause me to pass on voting for him next year. Common Core represents everything that I THOUGHT the Republican Party was SUPPOSED to be AGAINST: an attempt to take what is clearly under the Constitution (because it does not specifically give the feds jurisdiction in this realm) a state and local responsibility, education, and federalize it and put it first and foremost under the control of Washington DC. In other words, Common Core is UNDENIABLY big-government statism.

    Well, if I want to vote for big-government statism, there’s ALREADY a major party devoted to that, it’s called the DEMOCRAT Party. I do NOT vote Republican just so I can get big-government statism in a REPUBLICAN wrapper.

    If the best argument Jeb Bush can make in 2016 to conservatives if he’s the GOP’s nominee as to why we should vote for him is “It’s either me or Hillary Clinton”, sorry, that’s NOT good enough anymore.

  • February 27, 2015 at 5:15pm

    @ Whiplash

    The over/under on a betting line is the total number of points that the oddsmaker thinks that the two teams combined will score.

    So if you saw a betting line on this past Super Bowl that showed, say, Seattle as a one-point favorite and the over/under as 45, it means that the oddsmaker is predicting that Seattle and New England combined were going to score a total of 45 points.

    If you were to have bet on such an over/under and you thought that the two teams were going to combine for MORE than 45 points, you’d have bet the over; if you thought they were going to combine for LESS than 45 points, then you’d have bet the under.

    So to apply the concept to the scenario at hand: if the over/under was set at 30 days and you thought that Obama was going to have his presidency terminated in LESS than 30 days, however it happened, after initiating the attempt to overstay his constitutionally-prescribed term of office, then you’d bet the under; if you thought that he would actually get away with it or that it would take LONGER than 30 days after initiating the attempt for his presidency to end, then you’d bet the over.

    I MYSELF don’t have a specific number in mind as to what I’D set the over/under at in days for such a situation, but to be frank about it, I’m VERY confident that it WOULD be NO MORE than 30 if I were to bet on it if Obama was fool enough to try such madness, and for ME, I’d say this is a LIBERAL estimate.

  • [7] February 27, 2015 at 3:30pm


    You responded at 2:57pm to my 1:36pm reply to you with: “Well I’m glad you feel that you have all the answers but I certainly don’t. Remember this though…Obama has as many followers as there are those that do not like or trust him and they have weapons too.”

    No, I’ve NEVER professed to have all the answers, and as I have oft-stated on this site, in the early years of Obama’s presidency, I TOO believed he could vault himself from president to fuhrer almost as easily as he changes his socks, but after seeing MANY posts all over the Internet in the last several years from those in the know about what would be required for such an endeavor (mostly those in our military/National Guard/civilian law enforcement) who scoffed at this, and after reading a few seminal articles on the Internet on this matter and actually starting to give it some serious thought I came to conclude that such a move looks a LOT easier on PAPER than it would be to pull off in REAL LIFE – ESPECIALLY in a country with as many guns in private ownership as ours – and is all but certainly “above his pay grade”.

    Yes, Obama DOES have a lot of followers, but my firm belief is that while his support is a MILE WIDE, it’s an INCH DEEP. I am convinced that VERY FEW of those followers, even the ones with weapons, are actually willing to risk life and limb to help make him a dictator. MANY more Americans are willing to fight to the death to STOP this than to make it a fait accompli.

  • [19] February 27, 2015 at 2:10pm

    We don’t know whether this shroud really WAS Christ’s burial cloth, and even if it IS, NO ONE should be making it the centerpiece or even an important aspect of their belief as to whether Jesus really IS the Son of God or not.

    For ME, the Shroud of Turin might as well not even exist regarding the impact it has on MY belief in Jesus.

    But let’s face it: I very much doubt CNN is REALLY interested in looking at the life of Jesus with a serious and unbiased approach, and I have absolutely no intention of finding out personally because I wouldn’t watch this series on CNN – or anything ELSE on CNN – with a gun pointed at my head.

    And assuming that this series is the hatchet job on Christianity that I fully expect it to be, the consolation here is that give CNN’s ratings, this series will be watched by all of about seven people throughout the entire country.

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  • [2] February 27, 2015 at 1:53pm

    @ WingedWitch

    Regarding Scott Walker’s position on amnesty, his position years ago on this issue if at the time he didn’t actually have any power to make it public policy is of FAR less concern to me than what his positions on issues have been when he actually DID have the power to make them public policy, namely as governor of Wisconsin, and whether in fact he actually USED that power to this end.

    I care far less about some all-but-certainly meaningless resolution almost ten years ago than what he has done as governor of Wisconsin and whether his supposed support for amnesty has actually been put into practice in tangible ways there in Wisconsin under his governorship. If NOT, THAT is what I’LL be looking at in deciding whether he’s someone I would vote for.

    We already KNOW that Jeb Bush is solidly pro-amnesty: he ADMITS it. AND pro-Common Core, either of which issues all by ITSELF means that America will NEVER be saying PRESIDENT Jeb Bush.

  • [6] February 27, 2015 at 1:46pm

    If there is a tyrannical attempt to legalize Obama staying in office longer than his constitutionally-prescribed tenure, I don’t think there’s any “might” about it, there WILL be a violent civil uprising, very possibly a second full-blown secession crisis, which would likely start in Texas and then spread like a wildfire in short order to a bunch of OTHER states as well, in much the same way that South Carolina’s secession on 12/20/1860 inspired a whole bunch of other states to quickly follow suit, only THIS time, I doubt very much it will be confined strictly to the states of the old Confederacy, I expect it to become MUCH wider than that.

    And like you said, it’s for just such a purpose that the 2nd Amendment exists, and Obama has NOT yet succeeded in disarming America, much as he’s trying (in fact, during his tenure, it appears Americans have become better-armed than EVER, I’M Exhibit A for this, NEVER having been a gun owner before Obama became president but who is NOW), and until he can get the many millions of guns out of the hands of the citizenry (and let’s just see WHERE he’ll be able to find the bully boys who will attempt this), trying to establish himself as a Caesar is a non-starter.

  • [4] February 27, 2015 at 1:36pm

    If Obama attempts NOT to leave the White House after 1/20/2017, the ONLY question I will have at THAT point is what the over/under in number of days will be after he actually makes this attempt before he is occupying either a rubber bag, a prison cell for the rest of his life, or a Third World hidey-hole. And I would NOT take the over if that number was a LARGE one.

    As someone on the Hot Air site posted on this some time in response to another poster who posed the same fear on this as you have, Obama WILL leave the White House by 1/20/2017, and whether he leaves it conscious and under his own power is entirely up to him, but leave he WILL.

    And as far as the ISIS flag flying over the White House by then: before THAT happens, Obama is going to get the mother of all fights first. Also, do you REALLY think that the U.S. military would simply stand blithely aside and let this happen? I DON’T, nor do I believe that TENS OF MILLIONS of armed Americans will, either.

    I also agree with Cavallo: I think Obama is bored with being president (in fact, I think he’s been bored with it for years).

    And yet AGAIN on this site, I’ll pose the same question to YOU (I think, in fact, I’ve posed this to you before) as I have to so many posters on this site who have posited the “Obama-will-make-himself-president-for-life” scenario: a would-be Caesar STILL needs an army of SOME sort to put and keep him in dictatorial power, and just WHERE will Obama’s legions come from?

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  • [2] February 26, 2015 at 4:28pm

    Pretty soon, we’ll all have to become like that French resistance guy living along the Normandy coast in the movie The Longest Day who had a secret radio and the resistance group hiding in a cellar in a French home also listening to their secret radio:

    we’ll have to listen to our radios in secret waiting for key phrases like “John has a long mustache” and “Wounds my heart with a monotonous languor”.

  • [5] February 26, 2015 at 4:12pm

    @ Sargeking, right-wing-waco, EyeDontCare, PopRocks, DAYWATCHER redux

    And regarding Mr. Wheeler’s postulation about streams of refugees all over the country once Civil War II breaks out, again, I think THIS as well is a certainty.

    Because once it breaks out, how would YOU like to be a known Obama supporter in states like, say, Utah or Idaho? For such people in hard red states, I think they would quickly realize that their political persuasion would make their present state of residence a VERY unhealthy place for them to remain and would quickly beat feet for states far friendlier to their political persuasion.

    And in like measure, once Civil War II starts, I expect a LOT of conservatives currently languishing in blue states would try to get to the red states to join the fight with the patriots – all the MORE so once the Gulf Coast states seceded (and if such a secession happened, I think the Gulf Coast states would quickly have a LOT of company from many OTHER states in such an action).

  • [5] February 26, 2015 at 4:06pm

    @ Sargeking, right-wing-waco, EyeDontCare, PopRocks, DAYWATCHER

    By the way, regarding the article I’ve provided the link to above, this article was written a little less than a year ago, and since then, I think there’s been a MAJOR development that will make things even WORSE for the government.

    Mr. Wheeler questioned how many LEOs and Guardsmen would remain loyal to the government.

    Well, given Obama’s blatant anti-police crusade in the wake of Ferguson, I think now that relatively few LEOs and Guardsmen would be loyal to the government if Civil War II ensues while Obama is still president – and of course, I’ve ALREADY oft-stated on this site my belief that this will be true as well of our military given Obama’s repeated and serial abuses of our people in uniform since Day 1 of his presidency.

    Also, regarding Mr. Wheeler’s point that governors may object to their state Guard units being activated and may not wish to cooperate: I don’t think there’s any MAY not to it, there WILL be a LOT of governors (we have at least 30 GOP governors now), AGAIN assuming this happens under Obama, that absolutely WILL not cooperate with such a move, such as Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. I think Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal would be quite rock-ribbed about this as well.

    As far as the Gulf Coast states seceding: let Obama try an unconstitutional gun grab and then call up forces to try to crush the opposition that develops to it, I think THIS would be a CERTAINTY.

  • [3] February 26, 2015 at 2:54pm

    @ shogun459

    The big difference is that your people didn’t have the advantage of the historical record BEFOREHAND of such events as the camps and the “Trail of Tears”, any more than the peoples of Bolshevist Russia or Maoist China had the record of the horrors of Marxist rule beforehand or the Jews of the Holocaust era the historical record of what “resettlement to the east” REALLY meant, to tell you what was coming

    But TODAY, we DO have all these events as part of the historical record to let US know what our present Marxist regime has planned for US.

    And THAT’S a MAJOR reason why gun and ammo sales have absolutely EXPLODED during the Obama years (and I’m NOT thinking strictly of the purchase of all those billions of rounds of hollow-point ammo by DHS, either); because a LOT of people in this country DO see history repeating itself, only THEY are determined that THEY will NOT go as gently into that good night as all these unfortunate peoples I have cited.

    The government of Obama can tell us whatever it wants, those aforementioned gun and ammo sales show that TENS OF MILLIONS of Americans KNOW it is LYING to us.

  • [2] February 26, 2015 at 2:35pm

    You’re NOT wrong, this is NOT a good thing.

    It’s quite obvious that there’s one end and one end ONLY to this FCC action: for the government to squelch free speech on the Internet.

    Thanks to the Internet, the leftist propaganda media no longer has a monopoly on the flow of information to the public like they pretty much did in the days BEFORE the Internet – AND THE LEFT CAN’T STAND THIS!

  • [8] February 26, 2015 at 2:28pm

    @ right-wing-waco

    OF COURSE we’ll get popups: it’s just that on conservative sites, those popups will read:


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  • [8] February 26, 2015 at 2:26pm

    @ Treebeard48, regarding your 1:54pm reply to my 1:15pm post:

    I SUSPECTED that you were being tongue-in-cheek with your post, but I couldn’t be absolutely certain, so thanks for clearing that up, and I sincerely apologize if it appears I unjustly maligned you.

    I confess that I don’t MYSELF have anything like a Mauser to bring to the fight, but as I’ve oft-stated on the Internet about this, if God forbid the day comes when patriotic Americans need to rise up in armed resistance to a tyrannical government, I will aid that resistance in ANY way I can – even if it is determined that the best service I can render to such a resistance is not in actual COMBAT but if I have to, as George C. Scott put it in his address to the troops at the opening of the movie Patton, “shovel ****** in Louisiana”.

    Or rolling bandages or tending to wounded patriots or helping to provide meals or transportation or WHATEVER.

    I’m not too proud to do unglamorous work for the survival of a free and sovereign America if it’s needed: as I’ve often stated about this, I’d rather be a mess cook in an ultimately SUCCESSFUL resistance (meaning one that defeats the tyrannical government and HOPEFULLY deposes it) than to be a Rambo in an ultimately UNSUCCESSFUL one.

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  • [7] February 26, 2015 at 1:45pm

    @ Sargeking

    Obviously, I was being somewhat tongue-in-cheek in suggesting that all conservative sites will go off-line for good tomorrow.

    You’re absolutely correct, we are CERTAIN to see an absolute BLIZZARD of lawsuits that is going to tie this up in the courts.

    As far as Obama’s backdoor gun control assault by outlawing .223 bullets, let’s see if he’s going to REALLY be able to COMPLETELY dry up the supply of such ammunition: I’m not willing to bet that the drug gangs might not start trafficking some in from south of the border.

    I’d say that Obama has ALSO handed a winning issue to the Republican presidential candidate in 2016 PROVIDED that candidate is a complete RINO squish like Jeb Bush or Chris Christie who will be a GUARANTEED loser in the presidential race.

    Ask Al Gore how good of an issue it is for Democrats to have to campaign in support of gun control. There are few issues that will really stir the Republican base to vote like THAT one.

    And if Obama prepares to go FARTHER on gun control even than THAT, he may well succeed in provoking Civil War II – and if you want an idea of what it would look like, check out THIS link, in which a 22-year Marine Corps veteran gives HIS opinion on what it’s likely to look like, which happens to very closely conform to my OWN belief of what it’s likely to look like:

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  • [11] February 26, 2015 at 1:38pm

    @ SDRRepublic64

    And if you want to get an idea of what Civil War II is likely to be like, check out THIS link, in which the writer recounted a discussion he had with a 22-year Marine Corps veteran on the subject.

    Personally, I think that this Marine’s opinion is spot on, because the way HE envisions how Civil War II is likely to look is the way that I’VE envisioned Civil War II as likely to look: NOT a bunch of battles fought between distinctive armies shooting at each other from across a battle line, but probably much resembling a guerilla campaign much like what the Afghan mujahadeen fought against the invading Soviets starting in 1979 and the way much of the Iraq War was for US (think of Fallujah playing out on a nationwide scale).

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  • February 26, 2015 at 1:28pm

    @ Max Power 1

    The GOP may not WANT us, but it most definitely DOES need us if its politicians still want to, to use the terminology of satellite-radio talk show host Andrew Wilkow, keep their place in the oasis or inside the velvet rope.

    Because without the VOTES of conservatives, GOP politicians will quickly find themselves EX-politicians.

    Because if they lose OUR votes, WHERE are they going to REPLACE them from? Will they be able to convince the illegals to vote for them? Doubtful, the illegals ALREADY have a political party ready to give away the farm to them. From blacks? Doubtful again.

    So without the votes of conservatives, there aren’t really any OTHER ready sources of votes for Republican politicians to be able to keep their offices, because those who want big government ALREADY have a political provider for that in the Democrat Party, and I doubt very much that GOP politicians will be able to poach enough votes from the Democrat column if they simply want to be “me-too” Democrats to make up for the loss of conservative votes.

    Unless Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell are willing to give up the power that comes with being a U.S. Senator, and I very much doubt they ARE, then they’d BETTER care about the votes of conservatives, because if we STAY home, they GO home.

  • [32] February 26, 2015 at 1:16pm

    Well, all, if tomorrow I can’t access this site or any OTHER conservative sites: IT WAS NICE KNOWING YOU!

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  • [19] February 26, 2015 at 1:15pm

    Does that mean that while the REST of us are taking up arms and putting our lives on the line in the fight to save freedom in this country, YOU plan to be sitting out the fight and keep yourself far away from any actual danger?

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