Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Protesting Democrat Policy is Now a Hate Crime


First, the civil disobedience incident of an outhouse parade float in Nebraska labeled “Obama Presidential Library” is investigated by the US Department of Justice as a potential hate crime.  Now, we hear of a second presumably horrible hate crime, this time in the deep blue state of Maryland.  Per the Carroll County Times:

Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime.

The graffiti was sprayed sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks.  The graffiti said “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE  NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS.”

[snip]

McCrory said the graffiti was being considered a hate crime because of its racial message.

“This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident,” McCrory said.

Hate crimes are considered a misdemeanor crime, punishable by up to three years in a prison and a $5,000 fine, according to the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy.

I’m curious about where in the graffiti McCrory sees a “racial, religious, ethnic” hate crime.  Is it now illegal to say “illeagles”?  If I were the perpetrator’s defense attorney, I would claim he was protesting the housing of sick birds.

Perhaps the term “undocumented democrats” ruffled a few feathers in nearby DC.

George Orwell warned us that a ruthless, totalitarian government would use the prosecution of “thought crimes” as a weapon against its people to crush dissent in his book 1984.  Welcome to the “fundamentally transformed” America of 2014, where hate crimes are the new thought crimes, i.e. laws that can be used to imprison citizens for expressing ideas that are contrary to the current thinking of the regime in power.

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Parade Float Insults Obama, DOJ Initiates Investigation


The DOJ has determined that the greatest potential threat to the Constitution, our national security and personal freedoms is... a parade float that pokes fun at President Obama.  The threatening float consisted of an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library”.  Omaha.com reports:

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade.

The department sent a member of its Community Relations Service team, which gets involved in discrimination disputes, to a Thursday meeting about the issue.

There are only a finite number of resources at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, so there's no time or manpower available to look into trivial matters such as NSA spying on Americans, IRS targeting political enemies, or the Veterans Administration allegedly killing thousands of vets and covering it up.

What kind of paranoid, insecure presidential administration reacts to an insult to their honor with a federal investigation, particularly when there are so many urgent critical threats to Americans that they have refused to investigate?  Even Nixon wasn't this Nixonian.  This is Kim Jong-un territory.

Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Did Thad Cochran Buy Black Votes To Win An Election?

Read the story at Breitbart.com and decide for yourself.

This could be a real game-changer.  Vote buying is a felony.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

George Will: "Religions Have Been Formed On Less"

Please join us in prayer for the lost e-mails at St Lois Church, Our Lady of the Seven Holy Hard Drives.  Amen.  The missing data is obviously a miracle, since the chances of these particular seven hard drives failing almost simultaneously and having the backup tapes wiped clean are about one in a trillion.

Angel

Saturday, June 21, 2014

DHS Knew of Impending Flood of Illegal Minors in January

There is incredible evidence that the US government had advance knowledge in January that there would be a flood of illegal minors across the Mexican border, which is now occurring.  Fedbizops.gov posted a solicitation for escort services for unaccompanied alien minors on January 29.  It specifically mentioned that "there will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total."  How did they know this specific number of minors would cross the border this year, when no more than 5,000 have crossed the border in previous years?  Additionally, how did these mostly Central American minors cross the southern border of Mexico to get here, when Mexico vigorously protects its southern border?

This is in intentional plot between Mexico and the US government to permanently change the social, economic, and political environment in the US.

Angel

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Global Warming Insanity Has Gone Beyond Satire


I am stupefied!  Fantasy and reality are warped and melded into insanity.  It is now obvious that the Warmist movement will go to any lengths to try to frighten and intimidate the public as their cause goes slowly down the drain.  I can scarcely believe what I have just read in the respected climate blog, climatecentral.org.

Last August, I wrote a satire article for AT, titled  “Global Warming Responsible for Epidemic of Rail Disasters?”.  Although the article was clearly labelled “Satire”, several left-leaning blogs reposted it as fact, including Time-Warner Cable (until they realized it was a joke).  My post was obviously an over-the-top analysis of rail disasters linked to global warming, making fun of the apocalyptic predictions of global warming alarmists:
The devastation that this will cause is incalculable.  Passenger deaths will rise to the millions.  Poisonous fumes from wrecked tank cars will pollute the atmosphere; noxious chemicals will be released into rivers and lakes, destroying the ecosystem.  Flammable liquids will be ignited, causing horrific, out-of-control wildfires.  Finally, critically-needed foodstuffs will not be delivered to their destinations, resulting in mass starvation on a global scale never previously experienced in human history.
To my absolute amazement, Climate Central has published an article almost identical to my satire, “Climate Change Could Warp Rails With ‘Sun Kinks”. 
When anything goes wrong on the rails, it’s big news even without the help of climate change. Whether it’s a Metro North Railroad passenger train going off the rails in New York City or tanker trains carrying volatile Bakken shale crude oil derailing and exploding, major railroad accidents kill people and destroy property.

Climate change could make moving all those passengers and freight more challenging if it throws a sun kink into the rails.
Actually, I believe my article was much more effectively researched and statistically sound than Climate Central’s.  Based on my synchronicity with the Warmist movement and the timeliness of my insights, I think I deserve to be recognized as a legitimate climate scientist in Al Gore’s army.

The $5 billion government grant I requested in my satire to solve this critical problem using millions of solar-powered fans to cool the tracks still stands.  Based on the current insanity run rampant in our country, if I actually submitted this proposal I think I might actually have a reasonable chance of getting it.  Anyone else willing to get in on the action?

Andrew Thomas     
as published in American Thinker

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

VA Scandal Proves Obama Administration is Running Amuck


The VA corruption scandal proves the fact that anything government controls without effective independent oversight inevitably becomes corrupt.  Since the legacy media and even the government Inspector Generals have been co-opted by Obama, there are no watchdogs over anything this administration gets its hands on.  Read the Ace of Spades article to become completely disgusted. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The True Lies of the Left on Climate Change


Warmists are not only anti-oil, they are anti-fracking, anti-natural gas, and anti-nuclear power.  No practical solutions are acceptable to the Whining Alarmist Leftist League Of Warmists (WALLOW) camp.  Why is that the case?  An article in Ricochet, "The Left Doesn't Really Believe In Climate Change" clarifies their true motives:
But how do leaders of the environmental left address these opposing doomsdays? By raising taxes, increasing government, impeding capitalism and reducing national sovereignty. Coincidentally, the same policies they would promote if their supposed environmental catastrophe was utter fiction. It is little wonder that voters are suspicious.
I've continually said that the destruction of capitalism and the middle class are the real objectives of the Left.

Angel

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Shape of Things to Come: VA Healthcare for Everyone

Just a matter of months ago, Democrats were pointing to the VHA as the poster child for government-run healthcare. Now it looks like the harbinger of a Single-Payer nightmare of healthcare rationing and death panels that Democrats still want to foist on America.  The Obama administration has now put through a regulation that will prop up Obamacare for another year or two by paying insurance companies under the table with taxpayer funds to keep premiums and deductables from rising.  Once the 2014 (and possibly 2016) elections are over, the rates will go through the roof and Obamacare will be fully entrenched and irreversible.  If the Republicans gain power in the meantime, Dems can blame all of the misery on them.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Global Warming is a Proven Lie


Warmists are now encouraged to lie and falsify data to promote their religion in a new peer-reviewed published research paper, titled  “Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements”.  Read the article in Climate Depot.

To review the evidence of data manipulation and falsification by NASA/NOAA, UN IPCC and others, go here.

To review the false narrative that a 97% "consensus" exists with climate scientists., go here and here.

To review the false and failed predictions of climate scientists, go here.

To understand why the Warmist politicians and dishonest scientists are doing this, read the Forbes articles here.

AGW = Hoax. Q.E.D.

Angel

Friday, April 4, 2014

Non-Partisan Think-Tank Predicts Global Cooling

President Obama declares that climate change science is “irrefutable”.  Secretary of State John Kerry accuses climate deniers of being guilty of “malpractice”.  Climate “experts” predict economic devastation, massive food shortages, and environmental destruction unless immediate action is taken.

“Immediate action” is defined as the discontinuation of fossil fuel usage, the redistribution of our wealth to leftist political action groups and third-world dictatorships (i.e., UN Agenda 21), and the regulation of cow farts.

Of course, we common citizens cannot refute these claims, since we do not breathe the rarified air of warmist climate scientists.  We are so ignorant that we do not realize that bullying and fear-mongering are integral parts of the scientific method.

Most of us are also ignorant of the fact that warmist climate science relies upon manipulated and falsified data to support their hypothesis.  This deception is pervasive in the climate change community, from NASA/NOAA to the IPCC. 

This is a perversion of the principles of science in order to promote a disreputable political agenda.  Climate change is “agenda science”.  That is why finding a truly unbiased, non-partisan expert to provide an interpretation of untainted data is so critical.

A Boston-based investment think-tank, Unit Economics, has released a study that not only refutes global warming, but predicts a cooling of the Earth’s climate.  They are not the first to recognize this trend, but they are perhaps the most credible. 

Ultimately, the ability to recognize trends is not in the realm of pure science, but rather the purview of the data analyst.   A prediction such as this is much more reliable than the alarmist predictions of “agenda scientists” in that the livelihood of an investment advisory company relies on the accuracy of its data and the integrity of its analysis.

Keith Schaefer is the publisher of Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin.  In the first of a three-part posting, he describes some of the basic data and conclusions of the Unit Economics study:

1.    Temps continued to fall from 1953 until the mid-1970s – despite rising CO2 levels.  This was during the single most industrializing time on earth—and temperatures fell while CO2 levels rose.
2.    Another point: if CO2 emissions cause global warming the layer of the atmosphere 5 to 10 km (3-6 miles) above the earth where CO2 interacts with sunlight should be warming more quickly than the earth’s surface. In fact, temperatures at these levels have been unchanged since accurate balloon measurements became available 50 years ago.
3.    There has been a large outcry about the decline of Arctic Ice. While Arctic sea ice extent is just above average levels, Arctic sea ice is near record thickness: the volume of ice in the Arctic last fall was 50% higher than 12 months prior, following a very cold summer in 2013 in which temps climbed above freezing only 45 days compared to an average of 90 days.
I bet you didn’t read about that.
4.    There’s a lot of ice at the other end of the globe too. In eight of the last ten years global sea ice extent has bested the 30-year average, aided by an Antarctic sheet that in October hit its highest extent since record keeping started in 1979.
5.    The Northern Hemisphere had its second, third, and fourth highest snow extents on modern record in 2010, 2011, and 2013. In the United States 2013 brought the largest year-over-year drop in temperature on record and the winter is on track to be labeled the third coldest in 200 years.
Evidence of this cooling is everywhere – even if politicians and the media try to pretend it isn’t.  Of course, the media has short memories. Only 40 years ago, in mid-1974 Time magazine ran a cover story entitled “Another Ice Age?” noting a 12% increase in New Hampshire snow cover in 30 years.
Conclusion: over the last 1,200 years the earth has been through several pretty extreme temperature swings. What gives?
The answer lies with the sun. Cold periods coincide with solar minimums, which generally happen every 150 to 200 years. Warm periods coincide with solar maxima, which happen every 700 years or so.
I cannot positively substantiate that Keith Schaefer and Unit Economics are completely independent and unbiased.  We do have ample proof, however, that warmist “agenda scientists” and their liberal political cohorts are misrepresenting the facts.


Andrew Thomas

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Only Conservative Groups Were Audited by IRS - But Not a "Smidgen of Corruption"


During the Superbowl Sunday interview with Bill O’Reilly, President Obama famously stated that there was “not a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS.  It has since been learned in the House Ways and Means Committee investigation of the IRS that the agency did not stop at targeting and harassing conservative groups that applied for 501(c)(4) status.  In fact, it was revealed that the IRS targeted existing 501(c)(4) groups, 83% of which happened to be “right-leaning”, i.e., conservative. 

However, the most damning piece of evidence in the investigation was that of all the groups selected by the IRS for audit, 100% were conservative.  As Carol Platt Liebau states in Townhall.com:

That's right -- "somehow," every single 501(c)(4) that the IRS selected to endure the time, expense, distraction and stress of an audit just happened to be conservative.

Hmm…A government that targets, harasses, and suppresses dissent among its own citizens based on their political affiliation through an agency that has the unfettered power to financially destroy and imprison them.   I will need to look up the definitions of “corruption” and “smidgen”.

PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” in 2013 was Obama’s statement “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it”.  Perhaps his “not a smidgen of corruption” proclamation will be the lie of 2014.

Andrew Thomas

As published in American Thinker

Friday, January 24, 2014

Is This The Last Straw?


Dinseh D'Souza, the filmmaker of 2016: Obama's America, has been indicted and held without bail for contributing too much to a candidate who opposed Hillary Clinton in a run for NY Senator.  This is eerily similar to the imprisonment of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer of a YouTube video that was supposedly offensive to Islamists.

Has D'Souza been singled out because he had the audacity to criticize the anointed one, and support a candidate who opposed Hillary?  It certainly appears that the DOJ is selectively enforcing the law in this case.

We know that conservatives are not welcome in Cuomo's New York. Apparently, they are not welcome in Obama's America, either.  Is this the last straw for conservatives and those who oppose the Leninism-Stalinism takeover?

Angel

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Evolution of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy: From Lenin & Stalin to Obama & Hillary In Their Own Words

Periodically, it is beneficial to remind ourselves of the realities in the struggle between Constitutionalism / Capitalism and Marxism-Leninism.  It is a continual struggle, whether we acknowledge it or not.  And the enemy of America as a constitutional republic with a capitalistic economic system is Marxism-Leninism, whether it be characterized as communism, socialism, progressivism, leftism, statism, or liberalism (in its current state). 

Historically, we can consider the birth of the fusion between Marxism and Leninism to be in 1917, when Vladimir Lenin first took power as the leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, later to be known as the USSR.  Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution that gave the world its first taste of socialism, established as Communism. He transformed the political philosophy of Marxism into his own brand, Marxism-Leninism.  Here are a few of his famous quotes1:

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament."

"The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency."

"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses."

"Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism."

"Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."

"There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel."

"Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed."

Joseph Stalin took over leadership of the new USSR after Lenin's death.  He was ruthless in crushing dissent, killing thousands of counter-revolutionaries and political opponents through military actions and political purges.   His singular achievement was in killing seven million Ukrainians by starving them to death, a triumph of socialist collective power over political opposition known to history as the Holdomor.  These are some of his better-known quotations1:

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."

"We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?"

"Death solves all problems - no man, no problem."

"Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."

"When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use."

"If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves."

"The only real power comes out of a long rifle."

It is well-recognized that President Obama’s political philosophy is heavily influenced by Marxism-Leninism, originating primarily through his childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis.  He has demonstrated through his policy implementation that he believes in a strong centralized government and financial system and increasing governmental control over the media, education, energy, healthcare, private property, where people live, their means of transportation, and how they behave. 

His beliefs are reflected in his words:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times.”2

“Generally, the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties.”3

“If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.”2

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.”4

“Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”5

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.”6 

“I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution…”7

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”8

“…We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”9

In a similar vein, Hillary Clinton was immersed in a Marxist environment at an early age.  Her senior thesis at Wellesley College was a positive analysis of the dirty political tactics of radical organizer Saul Alinsky, who she referred to having a “compelling personality” and “exceptional charm”.

To illustrate her political leanings, the following are a sampling of her quotes:

"We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

"It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, for the few, and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."

"We can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

"We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground."

"I certainly think the free market has failed." 

 "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in the entire economy, that they are being watched."

"What I want to do is take those profits and apply them to alternative energy."

“I really believe that it takes a village to raise a child.10

“I also believe that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry...11

Isn’t it amazing how little the goals and objectives of Marxism-Leninism have changed over the past 97 years, and how clear they continue to be for those who open their eyes. 

1Source: Brainyquote.com
2Source: Townhall.com, September 18, 2012
3Source: wnd.com, October 27, 2008
4Source: abcnews.go.com, October 14, 2008
5Source: Forbes.com, January 14, 2014
6Source: cnsnews.com, August 12, 2009
7Source: Breitbart.com, September 18, 2012
8Source: nation.foxnews.com, January 10, 2011
9Source: Spectator.org, October 25, 2010
11Source: CNN.com, June 2, 2000
                                                                                                    
Andrew Thomas
as published in American Thinker

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Latest Data from NOAA Shows US Cooling Trend for Past 15 Years

Global Warming is dead!  At least in the USA.  See the article in C3.

Jahi McMath, Canary in the Coal Mine?

Jahi McMath lies in a hospital bed, declared to be “brain-dead” by her doctors due to complications from a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy procedure.  Children’s Hospital Oakland and the McMath family have been entangled in a legal battle over control of Jahi’s “body”, and whether she is actually alive or dead.  This is a story that has received massive national publicity.

A couple of elements in this story have been neglected, however.  First, the current mortality rate for tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy procedures is so low it cannot be calculated.  Therefore, Jahi’s misfortune is almost unheard of in the annals of modern medicine.  

Second, 70% of the patients in Children’s Hospital Oakland are on Medi-Cal, California’s version of the federal Medicaid program.  The hospital is continually in a state of financial desperation, since Medi-Cal only covers 20 cents for every dollar of hospital costs for treatment.  Did this have some influence on the quality of care Jahi received?  The question deserves to be asked.

It is possible that ignoring this question was just due to slipshod reporting from all of the media outlets in the country.   On the other hand, perhaps the answer does not support the narrative that the Obama administration’s healthcare takeover through the Affordable Care Act is actually beneficial to patients.

A study from the University of Virginia showed that patents on Medicare are 45% more likely to die before leaving the hospital than patients with private insurance.   Medicaid patients are 93% more likely to die under the same circumstances.  In fact, patients on Medicaid were found to have significantly higher hospital mortality rates than patients with no insurance at all.  Arguably, the results of this study support the contention that as government involvement in healthcare increases, quality of care decreases.

As 17 million additional patients are being thrown into Medicaid through the ACA and we inch closer to Obama’s stated vision of a “single payer” government-controlled system, Jahi McMath may be a canary in America’s healthcare coal mine.


Andrew Thomas
aas published in American Thinker

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The "Detroitification" of America

The current leftist government, led by Obama and the radicalized Democrat party and enabled by spineless Republicans, is leading the country to inevitable economic disaster.  Just as decades of leftist mismanagement led to the destruction of Detroit and several other major cities, this same ideologically-driven mismanagement is being repeated on a national scale.  This is what I am calling the "Detroitification" of America.  We have maybe 10 to 20 years left before America's debt and deficit bring us all down to a state of hopeless poverty.  At least this will fulfill Obama's promise of eliminating "income inequality" (except for the Ruling Class, of course).  Read the horrific article in Townhall on the bankruptcy of America.

Angel

Monday, January 6, 2014

America's Poor: Obama's Willing Victims


Under Obama's reign, poverty has exploded to a level never seen before in America.  50 million Americans are below the poverty level, nearly one in six.  About the same number are getting food stamp aid.  With the introduction of Obamacare, an additional 17 million people have been thrown into Medicaid.  Their access to healthcare, even substandard healthcare, has been decreased.  This is due to the fact that Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors and hospitals is below their costs. Therefore, they are refusing to treat Medicaid patients to avoid bankruptcy.  Read the full article in American Spectator.

Will this obvious abuse of the poor result in them voting out the Democrats that have been responsible for their grief?  I seriously doubt it.  They have been programmed into refusing to pull the lever for anyone with an "R" after their name.  Plus, liberal voters tend to be masochists.

Angel