Apr
17
2015
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#CivilDisobedience: The @TB_Times/@gangrey Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves

I first want to get what get into what civil disobedience is all about. It is about getting arrested over an unjust law, in order to bring light to it and to bring about change. And you accept the punishment afterward. Like my friend Moe Lane once said, civil disobedience is “how you make people ashamed at the injustice, and at the system that created the injustice.” It is sitting in the “whites-only” front of the bus. It is NOT squatting in some park and demanding rich people be poorer.

Martin Luther King Jr. said it best:

In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist. That would lead to anarchy. One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

So you can understand my opinion of a gyrocopter landing on the National Mall (and endangering human lives I might add) in order to protest, not the “no-fly zone” over Washington DC, but campaign finance laws, is not what I would call civil disobedience! Not by a long shot!

And so it stands to reason that since that Doug Hughes’ politics are left-wing, that the Tampa Bay Times and Ben Montgomery not only knew of this dangerous stunt, but did nothing to stop it whatsoever:

The Secret Service was aware of (Doug) Hughes and had interviewed him twice over the past few months, according to (Ben) Montgomery. But it is unclear whether it knew when Hughes intended to act.

But Montgomery and the Times had a pretty good idea. On Monday, he and Times photographer James Borchuck traveled to Washington in anticipation of Hughes’s flight. Rain delayed takeoff on Monday and Tuesday, Montgomery said. But around noon Wednesday, Hughes called Montgomery from Gettysburg and told him that he was on the runway, prepared for liftoff.

At that point, the newspaper did two things. It posted Montgomery’s story about Hughes on its Web site while a reporter at the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based newspaper phoned the Secret Service. A public information officer told the newspaper that the agency was unaware of Hughes’s flight and referred a reporter to Capitol Police. An unidentified officer told the Times, “He hasn’t notified anybody. We have no information,” the paper reported.

Nevertheless, the Times made the wrong decision, said Fred Brown, a former longtime chairman of the Society of Professional Journalists’ ethics committee. “I think the newspaper had a responsibility to alert authorities” well in advance of Hughes’s takeoff. “There are too many things [the paper] didn’t know. Was he carrying an incendiary device or a weapon? There are many ways to weaponize [the aircraft] or create a danger.”

Wasserman points out that the Times, a recipient of 10 Pulitzer Prizes over the years, benefited from its own inaction: It released its story just as Hughes was making news, ensuring that readers would flock to its Web site to learn more about him. “As a news organization, you can’t be complicit in this,” he said.

When a newspaper becomes the story, they fucked up. And the Tampa Bay Times and Ben Montgomery fucked up hard. You see, they interviewed this guy and then waited until he was committing a crime before doing anything. The thought of someone getting hurt even crossed Ben Montgomery’s mind (do not click the link to give the Tampa Bay Times more business and I’ve screen-capped this, so no deleting):


As of this writing, Ben Montgomery is completely unrepentant. He likely thinks “no harm, no foul” and is patting himself on the back for being on the scene of the crime ahead of time. This is why people no longer likes or trust the media.

They should be ashamed of themselves for this ugly display of ethically challenged journalism. I don’t know if the Tampa Bay Times and Ben Montgomery should face criminal charges, but I do know they are both morally bankrupt and should both be put out of business. You have to have morals in order to feel any shame. I think it is about time we start calling their sponsors and tell them how they put people in danger.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Apr
16
2015
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The Swamp #26

The War On Bacon Is Ongoing!!

The Swamp #26: #WarOnBacon, #CivilDisobedience, #SciFiGate, @LincolnFarish Guest!

Yay! Texas Transplant returns to give us an important update on the War On Bacon. These are dark times people, Bacon Forever! Then we talk about the election a little bit. Then I go off on how liberals have brought shame to Civil Disobedience and Hunger Strikes.

Then we bring on “Junior Inquisitor (Inquisitor Series Book 1)” author, Lincoln Farish, to talk about Sad Puppies 3 and the progressive melt-down over the Hugo Awards. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Al Sharpton threatens hunger strike if Loretta Lynch is not confirmed AG. by Moe Lane

Open Letter About Sad Puppies Addendum by Larry Correia

The Hugo Awards: How to Fight Back in the Culture War

Well, see ya’ later!
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Apr
14
2015
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Why #Cuba *SHOULD* Be On The #StateSponsoredTerrorism List

President Barack Obama is on the verge of making one of the biggest mistakes of the 21st Century (the other one is the Iran Deal, but that is for another day), taking Cuba off the State Sponsors Of Terrorism.

Ben Domenech underscores how Cuba is giving up nothing for normalization:

What does the United States get in return for this overture? Do we get normalization of the status of Guantanamo? Do we get our fugitives back so they can face justice? Does Cuba apologize for any of its support for terrorism? Does Cuba have to render justice or accountability for shooting down American civilian aircraft in international airspace, as it did in 1996? Do meaningful numbers of Cuban political prisoners get released? Does Cuban social and political repression ease one iota? Does Cuban support for radicalism and violence abroad cease? Does the Cuban communist grip on power and society relax even slightly? Does America receive Cuban support or even neutrality on any issue over which Cuba was previously opposed? Does Cuba concede a single item of strategic value or tactical value?

The answer to every single one of these questions is the same: no.

No! Nothing! Ben Domenech didn’t mention the almost $7 Billion worth (after inflation) of property stolen from US citizens and companies! According the to the 1996 Helms-Burton Act:

…the US cannot lift the embargo until both governments agree to settle the more than 5,900 claims the US Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (an arm of the Justice Department) recognizes against Cuba stemming from the expropriation of property owned by Americans following the Cuban revolution.

But I digress. All you will get from the MSM is that there is “no reason” that Cuba should be on the State Sponsored Terrorism List. I call bullshit on that claim, because a quick search on the web revealed a great archive on Cuba’s Terrorism.

Not only are the Castro Brothers a thugocracy to their own people, they have been exporting their brand of violence to the rest of the world:

When it first came to power, the Castro regime had its own theory of how to spread revolution: to reproduce elsewhere the rural-based guerrilla warfare experience of Castro’s 26th of July Movement in Cuba. In Che Guevara’s words, the Andes would become the Sierra Maestra of South America.

Initial attempts to repeat Cuba’s revolution elsewhere failed decisively. During the late 1960s, the Castro regime gradually reined in its zealots. Without abandoning its ideology or its ties to radical states and movements, Cuba began to pursue normal government-to-government relations in the hemisphere. By the mid-1970s Cuba’s isolation in the Americas eased, and full diplomatic or consular relations were reestablished with a number of countries.

But diplomacy proved unable to satisfy the Castro government’s ambitions. First in Africa and now in Latin America and the Caribbean, Cuba’s policy has again shifted to reemphasize intervention.

On July 26, 1980, Fidel Castro declared that the experiences of Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, and Bolivia teach us that there is no other way than revolution, that there is no other “formula” than “revolutionary armed struggle.” Castro’s statement was an attempt to justify publicly what Cuban agents had been doing secretly since 1978: stepping up support for armed insurgency in neighboring countries.

These groups include, but not limited to, the following:

LASO – Latin American Solidarity Organization – A Cuban controlled organization founded during the 1966 Tri-Continental Conference in Havana to “coordinate and foment the fight against North American imperialism.”

M-19 – Movimiento 19 de Abril – A Castro supported group formed in 1974 to disrupt Colombia’s government through acts of terrorism and violence. The M-19 was very active throughout the 1980s receiving assistance and training from the Montoneros and Tupamaros groups and the Cuban government, causing Colombia to temporarily sever diplomatic relations with Cuba.

MACHETEROS – This terrorist organization is composed of four Puerto Rican groups: 1) the Macheteros, 2) the Ejercito Popular Boracua (EPB), 3) the Movimiento Popular Revolucionario, and 4) the Partido Revolucionario de Trabajadores Puertorriquenos. Most of the Macheteros have been trained in Cuba, were they have established relations with other terrorist groups. They are responsible for several terrorist acts within the United States and throughout Puerto Rico.

IRA – Irish Republican Army – The IRA is the most dangerous terrorist organization of Northern Ireland dating back to the early 1920s. Although, it wasn’t until the 1970’s when the IRA began terrorist actions and resurrected the historical conflicts. The IRA targets political transformation for United Ireland by eliminating Britain from Northern Ireland and replacing the government of Northern Ireland with a socialist government. Its Latin American headquarters are in Havana.

So you see, the Castro Brothers not only supported terrorism in the Western Hemisphere, but against Europe as well. Does Europe really want to expose themselves to Castro Terrorism again?

To top everything off, Castro Brothers are harboring a host of criminal fugitives:

They include members of a violent Spanish separatist movement, the Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA), which the State Department estimates has killed more than 800 people since the 1960s.

Cuba has also provided safe haven to members of the Colombian guerrilla army known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which has been waging a civil war with the Colombian government since the 1960s.

In addition, Cuba is providing refuge for dozens of U.S. fugitives, including one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists – Joanne Chesimard, a member of the Black Liberation Army. She shot and killed a New Jersey State Police trooper execution-style in 1973. She received a life sentence but escaped prison and made her way to Cuba.

“It is essential to recognize that the Castro regime has a long track record of providing sanctuary to terrorists and harboring U.S. fugitives who have murdered American citizens, while undermining national security,” Sen. Bob Menendez*, D-N.J., wrote in a Feb. 26 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. “Before Cuba is removed from (the list), the Castro regime must be held to account for these acts and American fugitives must be brought back to face justice in the U.S.”

“I think the Obama administration has already made a political decision to remove Cuba from the list,” said Mauricio Claver-Carone, executive director of the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, which opposed Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba. “But if the assessment is made on facts and law, it’s very difficult to remove them.”

Indeed. But the Obama Administration has thumb their nose at the rule of law before, so no big surprise there.

So there you go. There is a reason why Cuba is on the State Sponsored Terrorism List and they are completely unrepentant of the matter. They should be on that list. You do not need to dig so deep to find out why. People need to wake up to the danger here.

The U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism Bureau, likely under direction from the Obama White House, is about to forgive the Castro Brothers and wipe the slate clean. Without any repentance from Cuba, any blood that flows from Cuba will be on Barack Obama and John Kerry. History will judge them wanting. Since they are doing this unilaterally and they alone will bear responsibility.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Apr
09
2015
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The Swamp #25

“Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbour”

The Swamp #25: #RapeHoax, #CCW, @ItsMoi_Merry Guest!

What can I say? Likely due to miscommunication, Tex didn’t make it to the show. Fair enough. He is not bound to the podcast in any way shape or form. For that reason there are two segments instead of three and the podcast is just over 40 minutes long. This will likely not happen again.

I rant and rave over the lack of consequences for perpetuating a rape hoax. Rape is wrong, but so is lying about it. I go into two articles by Barbara Kay and Jazz Shaw that go right to the heart of the issue, but don’t make any suggestions as to what to do about these rape hoaxes. So I suggest some “consequence” for falsely reporting rape. If you don’t like my idea or have another suggestion, by all means tell me. Then I have Mary on the show. She is going deep sea fishing off of Florida’s Gulf Coast today and I didn’t want to hold her up from that trip. We talked about awesome new Kansas CCW law. I also explained that we allowed, for a hundred years, progressives to take away our rights, we don’t have to get it back all in one day. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Thou shall not bear false witness …except against men by Barbara Kay

The lack of consequences for perpetuating a rape hoax by Jazz Shaw

Well, see ya’ later!
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Apr
05
2015
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#Walker2016: @ScottWalker Can Tell His Story, Or Face Defeat

Come, I will hide nothing from you. I am huge Scott Walker fan. Have been for a long time.

However not everyone is and most are not political junkies like me. So I am not really surprised when Byron York makes a great point:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the leader in some national polls for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He’s also the least-known candidate in some surveys. There could be a relationship between those two factors.

He backs this up with some polls. Fair enough. This just means Scott Walker and his supporters will need to work that much harder to get his message out there. Jennifer Rubin gives us a glimpse of how Scott Walker can shape his story, or face defeat:

The contrasts don’t end there. She helped create and still clings to the Obama administration’s failed foreign policy. Walker can tell the bad guys from the good guys. He knows you don’t give Iran thousands of centrifuges. You don’t give a thief the key to your house with a note not to come by for 10 years. She voted for the Iraq war, opposed the surge and thought it was a great idea to pull all troops out of Iraq. Walker never voted for the Iraq war (like Obama!) and knows that when the U.S. leaves a vacuum, bad actors fill it. She’s served in an administration that has hollowed out the military; he wants to rebuild it. She is for federal, one-size-fits-all health care; he notes that BadgerCare is an example of how states can successfully innovate. She’s in the pocket of Big Labor bosses; he beat them three times. She is for abortion on-demand; he’s pro-life and doesn’t think late-term abortions should be legal. She’s indebted to Goldman Sachs, Arab kings and Big Labor bosses; he’s beholden only to the voters.

In just about every way imaginable, Walker is the antithesis of Clinton. There is no doubt that he can run as the change candidate voters say they want. Voters now think the biggest problem is government itself. In such a circumstance, one would think voters would reject an old and old-style politician, someone who does just what the voters hate – plays by her own rules and lives the high life playing off her status and name.

This is, of course, only if Walker makes it to the general election. He needs to also separate himself out from those who also want the GOP nomination. Walker isn’t an empty suit like Barack Obama. He has history as the sitting governor of Wisconsin. But this is an exciting time now for Scott Walker and conservative supporters of his campaign. He will need to define himself and explain why he is running, or others (whom do not want to see him elected) will do it in Walker’s place.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Apr
04
2015
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#NationalSecurity: The False Choice Of “Either Or”

I often go to this site, SF Debris for great reviews on Sci-Fi movies and TV. Funny and enjoyable. I highly recommend that you check him out. Since this topic is political in nature, I will note that he seems to have a libertarian slant and he is willing to knock heads on both sides if he sees bullshit. This is not a knock against him, in fact, I like him for that reason.

He recently did a review on Star Trek: DS9’s Homefront and Paradise Lost. They are two great shows on my favorite Star Trek series. I do, however, need to disagree with him slightly. The Republican Party of America has been struggling with this topic too, with the isolationist libertarian wing and the hawkish conservatives clashing. I don’t have all the answers, but while watching his review a thought came to me:

What’s with the false choice of either this or something else? I say that as long as we have a civilian representative government, governed by law (a republic) and not by the mob (a democracy), then we will always be good. As long as we have Free Speech and the Right To Bear Arms (the 2nd Amendment protects the Bill Of Rights, amirite?), then I believe that things will work out for the best in the end. As long as the government fears and respects the citizenship, we will not have a problem.

Again, I don’t have all the answers. I’m just a commentator with an opinion.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Mar
26
2015
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The Swamp #24

The #Cruz2016 Revolution Has Begun!

The Swamp #24: #Election2016, #WarOnBacon, #VAScandal, @JazzShaw Guest!

This week me and Tex talk about the upcoming 2016 Elections. I point out that a Republican is going to win the Presidental Republican primary. If your guy doesn’t win, there has to be other local elections in which you can support. Then Tex goes off about the current state of Bacon. I point him towards pre-cooked Bacon* which, while admittedly smaller, is already cooked and thus leaner.

Then I get Jazz Shaw of Hotair.com on the show to talk about the Veterans Affairs Scandal. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

What would Walker vs. Clinton be like? by Jennifer Rubin

In Defense Of Scott Walker by DrewM

The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale Of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits by Jim Geraghty

Well, see ya’ later!
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Mar
24
2015
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#WarOnUnborn: @PersonhoodCO And The #Personhood Movement Needs To Renew Efforts

Horrible:

LONGMONT (KRON) — Police in Colorado have arrested a 34-year-old woman they say stabbed a pregnant woman in the stomach then removed the fetus from her womb. …

The baby did not survive.

Terrible:

The victim, 26, is expected to recover. However, she was seven months pregnant and the baby did not survive. Under Colorado law, homicide charges in the baby’s death are very unlikely. …

Just five months ago, Colorado voters turned down an opportunity to change that law. Amendment 67 (aka: The Brady Amendment) would have redefined the definitions of “person” and “child” in the state’s constitution to include unborn fetuses. The amendment was backed by pro-life organizations.

A young woman who just wanted to start a family, will never see justice for the life that was ripped from her body and murdered. I am beyond words. My heart is crying for this woman. I will be praying for Michelle Wilkins’ recovery and that Baby Wilkins is being cared for by the best Angels in Heaven.

In the video where I first heard this news, I noted that I was just as outraged that Colorado is still backward and barbaric enough to think that 7-month unborn child is just a clump of cells. Someone responded:

“I dont think anyone anywhere ever would say 7 months is a clump of cells,thats just stupid.But hey your religious so I suppose its to be expected.”

I respond thus:

“It’s not religious, it’s science! An unborn child’s heartbeat is detected after only 18 days! Riddle me this: If you are pronounced dead if our heart stops, why aren’t we pronounced alive when our heart starts?”

As of this writing, I haven’t heard back from them. This is how you beat back these blood thirsty motherfuckers, throw facts in their faces. I am done playing paddy cake with these awful people. Time to start beating them over the head with their own game. Here are some more facts for those pro-abortion people:

  • 18 Days: A heartbeat is detected.
  • 42 Days: Brain waves detected.
  • 52 Days: Hiccups and yawns.
  • 8 Weeks: All organs are functioning.
  • 9 Weeks: Fingerprints develop.
  • 10 Weeks: Can feel pain.
  • 12 Weeks: Can smile.

There you go, Personhood Colorado. Personhood USA is all over this story and so should you! Personhood movements everywhere need to renew their efforts. I don’t have any money, but I will contact Personhood Florida and see what I can do to help after I finish this article.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , ,
Mar
23
2015
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About #TheLeviathan #ProofOfConcept Teaser Video

I agree with my buddy Moe Lane here, this looks watchable:

…If you are a brain-dead zombie, that is. I have to say before I get my rant on, that the special effects are breathtaking. The sounds also makes this epic in scope. However the text at the beginning just ruins everything else to follow.

First Problem: This movie is set about a hundred years from now. This might not be much of a problem, except we see huge space ships and being told we are going to many different planets. My suspension of disbelief is already gone. Once anyone can’t suspend their disbelief, then you completely lost them. Dune and the Halo series each had the right idea of taking place far into the future.

Second Problem: The only substance that allows FTL travel is by harvesting “space whales” eggs? In just a hundred years time, we spread to other planets AND THEN discover FTL travel with these eggs? Really? That’s dumb on the surface. And unless I am missing something here, they don’t look like they are hunting/looking for eggs. I also get the impression we are going to get hit over the head with the heavy-handed “these space whales are now endangered” story. Kill me now!

Third Problem: Forced Slave Labor, eh? It is like man is going backwards, in only a hundred years! Let me guess, it is the corporations who use these poor unfortunate souls. Red Letter Media did a review of Avatar and explained the one-dimensional villains who will likely appear in this movie:

Unoriginal. Uninspiring. Boring.

This is just a proof of concept for The Leviathan, so it might never get made[*]. However if it made and things don’t change, I am taking a pass.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Personal, Politics | Tags: , , , ,
Mar
19
2015
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The Swamp #23

Viva La Revolucion, El Pendejos!

The Swamp #23: #Venezuela, #Ukraine, #Iran, @NoahCRothman Guest!

Today The Swamp takes a look outside the United States and what going on at three locations. First Gator talks about the failed state of Venezuela and how socialism brought down that once great nation. Then Tex shares his views on the Ukraine/Russia conflict.

Last, but not least, we have Noah C Rothman from HotAir.com on to give us the history of US-Iran relations and the current details surrounding the bad Iran Deal. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

None for this week.

Well, see ya’ later!
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