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Dear President Obama this is our flag….

President Obama’s campaign having redesigned the National Seal has now decided to desecrate the American Flag.




Just so  we’re on the same page, this is the American Flag:


This is the American Flag:


This is the American Flag:


Here it is on the Moon:


Here it is at the Olympics:



Here it is right behind you at Harkin’s steak fry ,when you refused to put your hand over your heart when the national anthem was being played: (fn1)



Some bitter, clingy, sorts value the flag, being the jingoistic hicks that they are.

There was even a case of a woman
who defiantly held up the American Flag while Confederate Forces marched through Maryland:

The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie


Again, just so you know
This is our Flag:


This was not, is not & will not be our flag,ever:


Any questions?

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Why boast that your candidate–Gary Johnson–could throw the election to Obama

Libertarian Party eyes spoiler role in 2012 race | Fox News


….”The Libertarian Party is now touting that possibility. An emailed statement from the organization earlier this week carried a rather sensational subject line: “Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gov. Gary Johnson Could Deprive Mitt Romney of 5 battleground states, 74 Electoral Votes, 27% of the Electoral Votes needed to win in 2012.”

Libertarians reasoned Johnson, then, “could determine the winner” of the election.”…

RRD: This is not a new story and I am not suggesting some absurd notion of a collusion between Johnson & Obama, particularly since the former despises the latter,nor do I expect Johnson to drop out, or to try to lose ,or some such nonsense, my point is entirely different.
Whoever wins in 2012 whether Obama or Romney ,Johnson will need to win over many Romney voters for any future campaign, whether as a Libertarian, or as a Republican,if he is to have any chance of actually winning. In either case, why alienate people by making statements that sound essentially spiteful or petulant? Why not simply say: ”Johnson is serious”, or “We think Johnson could win x number of votes”. To talk about “beating Romney” is absurd,it implies that Romney is the enemy,but Obama isn’t. Why,when his staff must know how Obama is despised,and how important many regard this election as being,make it seem as if you are motivated not by the thought of winning,but of effectively helping the Democrat? Purely from a standpoint of self-interest this is self-defeating as it will alienate many of those very Republicans & Conservatives whom he will need in the future. In fairness I do not know whether this is his idea or his staff’s but given that Johnson & Romney supporters will need to work together in the future in any event it would be useful if they did not needlessly antagonize one another.(And yes I have made this comment to Romney supporters as well, urging them not to needlessly antagonize Johnson supporters).

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Team Obama: We’re better off with higher unemployment #tcot #teaparty

RRD: There are three words for this, one is,”spin” & the other two are a compound word whose mentionable part is ”bull”. One must ask why Team Obama thinks that Americans will permit them to redefine “recovery” downward to mean increased unemployment,higher poverty rates,& having more Americans on food stamps and welfare. Evidently Americans are supposed to give up their hopes and their dreams so Obama can feel good. After all he wants to be President,isn’t that all that matters. Obama needn’t do anything to merit reelection, his mere presence on tv is his gift to us. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80584.html?hp=l1 ”Asked on NBC’s “Today” show whether Americans were better off, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter was definitive. “Absolutely,” said Cutter, listing statistics about rising unemployment and declining wages in the six months before Obama took office. “By any measure, the country has moved forward over the last four years. It might not be as fast as some people would have hoped, [but] the president agrees with that, he knows we need to do more.” “The answer is we are better off,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, said on CBS’s “This Morning.” “We were losing 800,000 jobs a month, we lost 3.5 million jobs, the mortgage lending crisis was creating a foreclosure problem that we hadn’t seen since probably the Great Depression … We’ve had 29 consecutive months of growth in private-sector jobs… So the answer is yes, we are better off.” RRD: How can one have job growth if Unemployment is higher? Answer words mean whatever we wish them to mean. “Absolutely,” said Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “The truth is, though, is that the American people know, we were literally a plane that was heading, the trajectory was towards the ground when the president took over. He got the stick and pulled us up out of that decline.” RRD: If Obama pulled us out of the decline how is it that he has added trillions to the debt and we now have fewer jobs after his stimulus? These answers differ from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D- Md.) response to the same question Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Asked whether Americans were better off, O’Malley replied, “No, but that’s not the question of this election.” RRD: Really? What is the question? Whether Obama wishes to be re-elected or not?

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Obama is not Mcgovern,he is more dangerous

How Obama is,& isn’t different from previous Democrats. Hercule Poirot once remarked that the difference between murder and attempted murder is not moral,it is that the attempted murderer is incompetent,whereas the murderer was successful. In this analogy Bill Clinton would be the attempted murderer and Obama would be the murderer. Some time ago I had a argument with someone who was urging us to vote for Romney. He was arguomg that,essentially,Obama would destroy the United States. (fn1) I responded to this by noting that Republicans had been proclaiming that “this time it’s different” at least since Bill Clinton vs Bush. They made the same argument against Clinton and against Kerry that they have made against Obama. I also noted that I knew some friends who had spelled Clinton with a K as “Klinton” to indicate that he was a Communist back during his reign. To this he replied that I was ”committing a horrendous injustice” against Bill Clinton, since Clinton “backed down” and “listened”. To this, I in turn responded :”No I really do not think that I have committed a ‘horrendous injustice” against Bill Clinton by saying that he is morally no different from Obama,Clinton proposed Hillarycare,and he wanted to install backdoors into our computers and into our phones via the Clipper chip. Cowardice is not a virtue,the fact that Clinton was not as driven,and as ruthless, and as competent as Obama made him less dangerous than Obama,but there was no moral distinction between the two”. And it was that very last sentence that gave me pause,not because I was in doubt as to whether there was a moral distinction between the two,but because I had inadvertently named the main,real,distinction between Obama and Clinton,and between Obama and Kerry and between Obama and Dukakis,hell for that matter between Obama and Mcgovern. Why do we call the Health Care bill Obamacare,instead of calling it Mcgoverncare,or Dukakiscare,or Clintoncare,or Kerrycare? “Why that’s obvious,Obama passed it” Exactly,for decades Democrats have lusted after a bill that would destroy private insurance and who passed it? Why did Obama not back down? For that matter,why did Obama get elected? Yes Bush and Mccain contributed to his victory,but Obama not only won, he won by large margins,at least part of this was due to the ruthlessness of David Axelrod (who should not be underestimated in 2012,see David Mendell’s: Obama from Promise to Power), but part of the reason was simply due to the fact that Obama is a charismatic demagogue. (Charismatic to me? No. To his followers,yes,even now when many have become disillusioned,one need only show up at a moderately liberal campus to see that some people, particularly women, still swoon over the man) And once Obama was elected,he was evidently prepared to sacrifice the House to ram through Obamacare,(hell if the claims about Fast & Furious are true,then he was willing to cause Americans to die to enact gun control). This is not ”Jimmy Carter’s second term”, Jimmy Carter,Clinton,Kerry etc were buffoons by contrast,(to paraphrase Rush Limbaugh) Nor is Obama Peter Keating. Long ago,back in 2008 ,Robert Tracinski remarked that Obama was a chamelon ”like Peter Keating”,that statement,though wrong,was at least somewhat understandable in 2008. This is not 2008. There is no justification for that belief now,none,(and so far as I know, Mr.Tracinski himself jettisoned that belief around 2009) Can you picture Peter Keating ramming through Obamacare? Comparing Obama to Keating,or Obama to Clinton ,is as absurd as comparing the Republican Guard of Iraq to the Revolutionary Guard of Iran because “just as people told us that the Republican Guard was fearsome,and it wasn’t,so they are now crying wolf about the Revolutionary Guard”. Ask the Israeli soldiers who fought both the PLO and Hezbollah in Lebanon whether Hezbollah–which was trained by the Revolutionary Guard–was “no different” than the PLO . Morally they weren’t. Hezbollah,however,at the height of the conflict,nearly inflicted a one-to-one casualty ratio against the IDF. They were that well disciplined,and that tenacious. They are not buffoons,and in the political realm,neither is Obama. People sometime forget that the last time the boy cried wolf, there was an actual wolf. And speaking of the Islamic Republic of Iran,those who see no difference between Romney and Obama on foreign policy should note that it is Obama, and not Romney,who has leaked operational information which could cripple the one program–the cyberwarfare program–that has slowed down Iran’s nuclear program. If that program is defeated, Israel will be forced to stage a strike alone,and absent American support, (indeed against ”American” opposition),it will be unlikely to succeed.

Who is Leaking About Cyberattacks? « Commentary Magazine


Also see

Obama, Gospel and Verse – NYTimes.com


Should that occur we may face a nuclear first strike on the United States, or on Israel. But Romney won’t stop Iran? Perhaps not,but I doubt that he will be trying to sabotage Israel’s efforts,Obama by contrast,IS DOING THAT RIGHT NOW. There is absolutely no reason why we must vote for Romney in 2016,certainly not if he betrays us,but it will take time to build up a alternative to the current choice of evils that we are offered. But back to Obama. Far from being Keating,if I had to name a Atlas Shrugged character that he is most like,it would be–at a minimum– Walter Breckenridge,& at worst,one of the Starnes heirs, or Ellsworth Toohey,or Floyd Ferris. ( And yes I am quite serious) Footnotes: fn1. I doubt that Obama will destroy the U.S., indeed the only possible way that I think that he could reasonably do so would be if he declared martial law after a terrorist attack ,or a nuclear first strike,and attempted to impose an Alien and Sedition like bill,that could be the trigger for massive civil unrest ( a “civil war” of a kind,though of “The Troubles” variety rather than the American Civil War) But I regard this as a improbable scenario.

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In which I Zofia “Sophie” Zawistowski deliver the Missouri Senate seat to Mackaskill #tcot #tlot #teaparty

RRD:For those who missed the allusion,it’s to Sophie’s Choice. Now that the deadline has passed and it would actually cost Akin, well…gosh, gee money,well I guess we will all have to fall in line behind this ass,now won’t we? After all if I and others won’t support Akin (fn1) Macaskill will win and WE will be to blame. We,not Akin,We not the morons who voted for Akin. We and We alone. After all,”Obama will thank us”. Isn’t that the magic spell that is supposed to shut down all debate on the relative merits of the GOP and the Dems? My response to that is to say:”Look at me,and look at Akin etal,and ask yourself if I would ever feel that my moral stature was at the mercy of something that Akin(or Floyd Ferris) did.” There may be legitimate reasons to vote for a Republican;guilt is not one of them. After Mccain self-immolated, Rush Limbaugh said that he was “through carrying other people’s water”. I made a similiar comment. I meant it. Sophie’s Choice | “The Choice” – YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ9bht5H2p4 Footnotes: fn1. I am not a Missouri resident, but one can support a candidate(or not) in ways other than voting.

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Does the #GOP suffer from Freud’s Death Drive? “Roberts right not the court’s role…

Unbelievable! NRCC Fundraises Off of Decision, Agrees It Wasn’t the Court’s Role to Defend the US Constitution – The Rush Limbaugh Show



“Now, if in predicting what the court was going to do, we could have been permitted or allowed to conjure up any possibility like the law doesn’t matter? Well, maybe somebody would have predicted this. So I’ve got this fundraising letter here from the NRCC (the National Republican Congressional Committee): “Friend, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote yesterday, ‘It’s not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.’ He’s right. You may disagree with his decision to uphold Obamacare, but his point still stands. It’s up to us to get rid of Obamacare by defeating Obama and the House Democrats. So what are you going to do?”

And they ask for three bucks.”

RRD:It would be unwise for the RNC to send someone to my home with this sneering message:”Now you’ve no choice to vote for Romney”.

You see it tends to fuel these conspiracy theories that the GOP made a deal with Roberts to herd us like lemmings after Romney.That and the silly notion that the GOP is playing us for suckers.

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Don’t let it go unheard #objectivist ( #aynrand )podcast:DOD bans criticism of Islam while Egytian pres. wants to conquer Jerusalem #tcot #jcot

Don’t Let It Go Unheard 06/24 by amypeikoff | Blog Talk Radio


….”PLANNED TOPICS: Just as a Muslim Brotherhood candidate wins the Egyptian Presidency, and his supporters call for a renewed drive to establish an Islamic Caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital, here in the U.S. our Department of Defense suspends a military instructor for including, in a course, material that crticizes Islam. Why you should vote for me (or yourself) instead of Gary Johnson. Disturbing evidence of Obama’s desperation to win. And more.”….

Disclaimer:Reposting does not imply agreement.(Nor does it constitute a political endorsement of Mitt Romney).

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Dear Romney & MSM;No it really is not “racist” to condemn Obama for his voluntary association with a anti-american & anti-Israel & #antisemitic hate monger #tcot #jcot

Romney moves swiftly to rule out anti-Wright ad (+video) – CSMonitor.com


….”Republican Romney pushed back against a proposal being weighed by a conservative super PAC,Ending Spending Action Fund, to run a $10 million ad campaign drawing attention to racially provocative sermons Wright delivered at a church Obama attended in Chicago . But with super PACS operating under significantly looser campaign finance restrictions than in past presidential contests, there was no guarantee Romney’s words would be heeded by other groups eager to make Wright — and, by extension, race — a factor in the campaign.

“I want to make it very clear: I repudiate that effort,” Romney told reporters after a campaign stop in Florida. “I think it’s the wrong course for a PAC or a campaign. I hope that our campaigns can be respectively about the future and about issues and about vision for America.”…


…” there was no guarantee Romney’s words would be heeded by other groups eager to make Wright — and, by extension, race — a factor in the campaign”…

How is condemning a candidate for freely choosing to associate with a rabidly anti-american,anti-Israel & anti-semitic hate monger “racism” CSM?

This racism smear is like the ”Emperor’s New Clothes”,all it takes to blast it to bits is to ask:How is it racism to condemn a man for statements that anyone,black or white,would be condemned for?

But neither Mccain then,nor Romney now,will say such things because they both cower before the MSM & their Rockefeller Republican Strategists.
Say such things?!
They denounce those who do!
I however,am not terribly concerned with what Romney says about me,(or what he says about anything else.)

Wright’s words:

A Candidate, His Minister and the Search for Faith – NYTimes.com
JODI KANTOR Published: April 30, 2007


”On the Sunday after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Mr. Wright said the attacks were a consequence of violent American policies. Four years later he wrote that the attacks had proved that “people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West went on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.”

”While Mr. Obama stated his opposition to the Iraq war in conventional terms, Mr. Wright issued a “War on Iraq I.Q. Test,” with questions like, “Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.?”

Israpundit » Blog Archive » Jeremiah Wright’s Endorsement of Barack Obama


Jeremiah Wrights own War in Iraq IQ Test(http://www.cfba.info/iq/index.html as of March 12 2008)

41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992? A: Over 65

42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990? A: 30+

43. Q: How much does the U.S. fund Israel a year? A:$5 billion

44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons ? A: 8

45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got ? A: 0

46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got ? A: Over 10,000

47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons ? A: The US

48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have ? A: Over 400

49. Q: Has Israel ever allowed UN weapon inspections? A: No

50. Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories are controlled by Israeli settlements ? A: 42%

51. Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land? A: Yes

52. Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.A: ????”

RRD:Oh,& here is The Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s speech in which he calls upon God to damn America ”for killing innocent children”,& denounces us for our support of Israel’s ”state terrorism against the Palestinians”.This is the FULL sermon,in context,as opposed to the “snippets” of Fox.
Watching the full sermon is different in one way;in the “snippets” we are not shown Wright grieving over the murder victims of 9/11,in the “snippets” Wright seems to be celebrating the atrocity.
The full video is somewhat less damning,but to conservatives and moderates only somewhat.
Whereas in the “snippets” Wright comes off as a demon celebrating murder,in the full clip he comes off as a deluded “blame America Firster” smearing the U.S. Government & Israel.
Your reaction to the full clip will of course depend on your worldview.
If you are a leftist (or Libertarian), of the sort who sees America as the ”bully of the world”,then no doubt what Wright has said will strike you as ”just common sense”.

Since,however,America does not,in fact,deserve damnation(neither does Israel) & since many people do understand this,they will respond differently to this garbage.

FOX Lies!! The real sermon given by Pastor Wright – YouTube


Then in 2009:

Rev. Jeremiah Wright apologizes about blaming “them Jews” for keeping him from Obama – Lynn Sweet


….”In the case of Wright, his latest remarks about Jews once again put him in the news. In an interview with David Squires, a columnist from the Newport News, Va. Daily Press, Wright blamed “them Jews” for keeping him from talking to President Obama.

“Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me,” Wright said. “I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office.” He added: “They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. I said from the beginning. He’s a politician, I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”….

Wright, discussing his comments with Sirius/XM radio’s host Mark Thompson on “Make it Plain,” may have thought he issued a clarification –certainly to me no apology –but only added to the damage.

Said Wright, “I’m not talking about all Jews, all people of the Jewish faith, I’m talking about Zionists… I’m talking about facts, historical facts. I’m not talking about emotionally charged words.

“They can jump on that phrase if they want to,” he said, “but they can’t undo history and they can’t undo the fact of Jewish historians and Jewish theologians who write about what’s going on.”

On Friday, the Daily Press reported that Wright posted a statement on his Facebook page.

Wrote Wright, “I am extremely disturbed and deeply saddened that once again my comments as reflected in the June 10, 2009, Daily Press article has resurfaced a divisive debate about my relationship with President Barack Obama. I love President Obama as my son, and support and honor him as the President of the United States of America and leader of the free world. I apologize to the Jewish community and all others who were offended by the way in which I framed my comments. I misspoke. I meant no harm or ill-will to the American Jewish community or the Obama Administration. My great respect for the Jewish faith and the foundational (and central) part of my Judeo Christian tradition are unquestionable, and I pray that all whom I have hurt accept my sincerest apology”

The refusal to condemn Wright for his evil is itself evil,and –when done by Republicans– it is craven cowardice.

It is to say that we cannot condemn a unjust,immoral man because he is a African-American.

It is perverse to implicitly concede the justness of Wright’s outrageous libels & to welcome this garbage into the ”mainstream”(or mainsewer) while denouncing those who rightly condemn him,as being beyond the pale.

It is yet another pathetic example of the Republicans–in their craven cowardice–giving the enemy a victory that they could never achieve on their own.

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Rove continues his descent into irrelevancy #2012 #tcot

Karl Rove’s first 2012 electoral map: Including “leaners,” Obama 284, Romney 172, toss-up 82 « Hot Air


RRD:Karl ”the Architect” Rove continues to become more detached from reality every day.The man who once fantasized about forging a Fifty year Republican Reign(made up of a coalition of big spending Republicans,deficit hawks,Mexican-Americans and opponents of illegal immigration no less)
now predicts that the “inevitable” Mitt Romney–allegedly the sole Republican who could beat Obama–may move South Carolina into the toss-up column.
Much as I hate Romney this is too much even for me.
The last time South Carolina went for a Democrat was Carter vs Ford.
Could it happen?
Of course.
Obama “could” win in a Reagan vs Mondale type landslide.
Or Romney could.
“Could” in the sense that these things would not violate the laws of nature
But is there any reason to believe that the state that went for Mccain in 2008 will suddenly go for Obama?
Not that I can see.
“But Rove is infalliable….”
The infalliable Rove predicted victory in 2006 in defiance of all polls.

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Gingrich insists republican primary isn’t over#2012 #teaparty

Gingrich insists republican primary isn’t over


RRD:What’s interesting to me are the comments below the piece linked to above.Despite the Establishment and the news media’s efforts to hypnotize people into voting for Romney(“You will vote for Romney,you will vote for Romney..),there remain a significant portion of the electorate who really have no intention of voting for him or supporting him,no matter how many others do,and no amount of treating their support as a fait accompli will alter that.

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