A Rudderless Ship

Any more it seems as though this nation is a rudderless ship, as our petulant President chases every emotional liberal issue, with his faithful lap dog media in tow. The other day, Obama was visibly angry as his hand picked issue of 2014 went down to defeat. I only wish Obama had shown the same level of passion when our Ambassador and three other brave Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi. But evidently, that passion is only reserved for those who dare oppose his high-minded agenda and his fundamental transformation of America. Vowing to continue the fight over what Democrats obviously see as their wedge issue, Obama has yet to tell Americans that this piece of legislation that he is laser focused on would not have not done one thing to prevent the Sandy Hook tragedy, and will not accomplish one thing in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. But actually resolving the issue seems to take a backseat, when there is an election to be won. As Rush so astutely pointed out yesterday, this bill was suppose to pass the Senate, where the Democrats have the majority, to where it would eventually be defeated in the House, where the evil Republicans reside, and then the Democrats would have their 2014 campaign bumper sticker – Republicans want children to die. Sadly, instead of addressing the issue of mentally instable people, privacy laws, and enforcing the numerous gun regulations and background checks already on the books, Obama will choose to cite this piece of legislation as the only thing standing in between the American public and wholesale slaughter. Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that we have less of a President, and more of a community agitator.

Compounding the frustration with this current empty suit of a President, is his rush to politicize every single issue, at every opportunity, and his desire to play the media, and on the emotions of the low information voter to advance liberal legislation. I remember when Democrats and the media use to scold Bush for politicizing 9/11, and would accuse him of playing on the emotions of that day to advance his causes, but evidently, that’s a one way street for them, because they have no shame in employing that tactic themselves. It’s too bad we don’t have a leader for all Americans in the White House. Someone who listened to others, someone who reviewed previous legislation to ascertain the effectiveness, or lack thereof, someone who managed all of the issues confronting our country not just the causes of the left, and someone who was equally upset over those Americans killed abroad, those Americans unemployed, those business’s facing strangling economic conditions, and those Americans questioning the future of their religious freedoms.

UPDATE by Mark Noonan:  Just wanted to add two cents in light of today’s events.  Think about this, a 19 year old was able to bring an American city to its knees today and we didn’t catch him!  Reports are the the FBI looked in to one of the two and did nothing.  Uncle Sam is snooping on our private correspondence but at least one of the two bombers can travel to Chechnya, come back, link to Islamist You Tube videos and no one says “boo” to him. We suck.  But mostly we suck because liberals, from Obama on down, suck.  A fully armed America in possession of its rights and courage would have just gone about its normal business and waited for the mutt to show up, and then shot him.  Just a lousy, disgusting series of events.

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112 thoughts on “A Rudderless Ship

  1. GMB April 19, 2013 / 11:56 am

    “Compounding the frustration with this current empty suit of a President,”

    Incompetent, feckless, and now and empty suit. No wonder the rinos hold all the power with the GOP. It is a lot easier to pretend that o’barky is one of the above than to believe that he is doing just as he said he intended to do.

    Fundamentally transform the United States into the soviet socialist republic of amerikka.

    Every time you mislabel him, you give him all the more power. He has been surrounded by communist/socialist/progressives all his life. What the hell do you think he wants? The same thing as me except just get there a different way.

    Yeah, right.

    Wake the hell up.

    • Cluster April 19, 2013 / 12:03 pm

      What part of my post didn’t you understand?

      • GMB April 19, 2013 / 1:59 pm

        I understood your post quite well. Are you or are you not claiming barky is an “empty suit”?

      • GMB April 19, 2013 / 2:19 pm

        “A Rudderless Ship”

        The title of your post. Do you actually believe that? You believe that barky is going which ever way the wind blows? You believe he has no direction at all.

        Lord help our republic because it is apparent that is indeed the case among a significant portion of the so called “opposition.

        That rudder has been tilted as far to the left as possible since barky occupied the Oval Office.

        I stand by my statement.

        Wake the hell up.

      • Cluster April 19, 2013 / 4:35 pm

        I thought I had clearly laid out the fact that Obama is doing nothing more than advancing left wing causes. Sorry if that didn’t please the social conservative gestapo. Carry on.

  2. Retired Spook April 19, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    I posted this a couple threads back, but it’s more apropos to this thread.

    I believe in giving credit where credit is due, even to someone with whom I have deep ideological differences. I can’t judge his motives, but President Obama appears to be doing what Congress should have done on gun legislation.

    Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.

    If the thrust of congressional legislation had been focused on keeping guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, it would have received overwhelming support by both parties, IMO. Virtually everything Obama has done in office has been politically motivated, so we’ll see if this is more of the same or a sincere effort to prevent more Auroras and Sandy Hooks.

    • neocon01 April 19, 2013 / 2:18 pm

      Spook

      so we’ll see if this is more of the same or a sincere effort to prevent more Auroras and Sandy Hooks.

      NOTHING he will do will stop what happened, just more screwing of the middle class law abiding citizen…..while pumping mind altering ADD drugs into little white boys, and letting the innercity gangs loose to rampage on a daily basis.

  3. Retired Spook April 19, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    Interesting update in my inbox this morning from Stewart Rhodes, the founder of OathKeepers, on their effort to hold a rally on Lexington Green:

    UPDATE FROM STEWART RHODES ON LEXINGTON

    On way to Concord Bridge to pay our respects and will be on Lexington Green by 11:30 am.

    We are also waiting for call from court in Woburn, and will stop there to hear decision of judge on our request for an injunction against Town of Lexington stopping rally.

    Hopefully the judge will see the absurdity of preventing a bunch of current serving and retired military and police from rallying on Lexington Green out of supposed concern for our safety.

    We are big boys and can take care of ourselves. We don’t need “protection” from the town selectmen. Especially when their idea of “protecting” is is to violate our rights, silence us and stop us from peaceably assembling, under threat of arrest.

    We are not afraid of a couple of jihadists. If they show up, we’ll kill or capture them.

    But we all know that the selectmen care about our saftey about as much as Bull Connor cared about the safety of the civil rights marchers in Birmingham Alabama. And they are using the same “safety” rationale to shut down free speech and assembly they don’t like.

    We hear that Lexington Green is swarming with police.

    In contrast, this morning in nearby Concord their was a reenactment at Concord Bridge with a large crowd of on-lookers. That was not canceled. No one was arrested for their own good.

    Apparently, only us veterans, cops, and current serving military get the benefit of public officials being so concerned for our safety that they will use force to keep us from risking ourselves on Lexington Green and will even put us in jail to make sure we are extra safe. Big Brother truly loves us. We are so blessed!

    Whatever the judge decides to do, we intend on standing on Lexington Green and renewing our oaths just like the Massechusettes Militia did in 1798. If the judge rules against us, we will do the Oath on Lexington Green and then go to West Springfield to hold the rest of our event.

    Whatever the judge decides to do, we intend on standing on Lexington Green and renewing our oaths just like the Massechusettes Militia did in 1798. If the judge rules against us, we will do the Oath on Lexington Green and then go to West Springfield to hold the rest of our event.

    As for the manhunt for the jihadist on the run in nearby Watertown we hope he runs into us so we can end his spree.

    It strikes us as perverse and absurd that the people in Watertown are being told to stay indoors and let the “professional protectors” handle it. That is exactly backwards from what a free people in a Republic are supposed to do. In the Founders time, the hue and cry would have gone up, the people would have turned out en mass, muskets and hatchets in hand, and hunted the bastard(s) down post-haste.

    How could a jihadist on the run escape if everyone in the community is actively hunting for him? They all know who lives in their neghborhood and who doesn’t. They could all search their own houses and help search their neighbors’ homes in short order and hunt him down.

    But the message from the government is “there’s a wolf on the loose! So all you sheep must stay in your pens and barns and let us authorized professional sheperds and sheep dogs handle it. Be afraid! Don’t try to stop the wolf. We will search your pens one by one till we find him. Till then you can not come out of your pens, or we will punish you.”. Disgusting.

    How far we have fallen into slavery and servile dependence. And how far from being a strong, free people in a free Republic.

    • neocon01 April 19, 2013 / 2:21 pm

      wanna bee cops all decked out in their “combat” gear sickening!!

      It strikes us as perverse and absurd that the people in Watertown are being told to stay indoors and let the “professional protectors” handle it. That is exactly backwards from what a free people in a Republic are supposed to do. In the Founders time, the hue and cry would have gone up, the people would have turned out en mass, muskets and hatchets in hand, and hunted the bastard(s) down post-haste.

      One Partiot, one shotgun, one dead jihadist…simple!

      • neocon01 April 19, 2013 / 2:23 pm

        catch him, wrap him in pig entrails, hang him pubically in the square with a sign to all other muslim terrorists.

      • Amazona April 21, 2013 / 9:39 am

        I know a hard-core Lib who says that every Muslim terrorist either apprehended or killed should be the star of a video sent out to Al Jazeera, in which his head is cut off and stuck onto a fence post and then his body thrown into a pen of hogs, and that the entire devouring of his body should be on the video.

      • Amazona April 21, 2013 / 9:47 am

        I did have to wonder how the search for the bomber would have played out in Wyoming……………….

      • Retired Spook April 21, 2013 / 10:11 am

        I know a hard-core Lib who says that every Muslim terrorist either apprehended or killed should be the star of a video sent out to Al Jazeera, in which his head is cut off and stuck onto a fence post and then his body thrown into a pen of hogs, and that the entire devouring of his body should be on the video.

        Amazona,

        There are many in the Muslim world who would do something similar (or worse) to us if given the chance. The one thing you don’t hear coming from any part of the Muslim world is a voice of reason admonishing Muslims to moderate their tone and shed notions of jihad. If we’re to avoid a world-wide war against jihad (a war they would lose, but not until the world is bathed in blood), the Muslim religion must undergo something akin to the Protestant Reformation.

    • Jeremiah April 20, 2013 / 2:30 am

      a good read, Spook.

      wait til they start hauling us away to the gas chambers like they did in Germany.

      people better be coming out of their complacency before its too late.

      • Retired Spook April 21, 2013 / 8:11 am

        You’re out of your freakin’ mind Jeremiah, get a grip.

        Pdaddy, while I don’t agree with Jeremiah that it’s likely that we’re all going to be led off to the gas chambers, keep in mind that twice in the last century progressive Democrat Presidents put large numbers of ethnic Germans and Japanese in internment camps, and people who are influential in our government and higher education believed they might have to exterminate as many as 25 million Americans back in the 70’s if they succeeded in coming to power. I understand why Jeremiah is a little paranoid.

      • Amazona April 21, 2013 / 9:46 am

        I don’t agree with much of what Jeremiah says, and I certainly do not consider him as the Voice of the Right, as even on this blog his opinions are uniquely his for the most part, but I do understand the historical background for some of his comments.

        Spook pointed them out, and all I can do is agree, and add that most people are ignorant of the opinions and advice of some who are now in positions of power and authority in our own government.

        Funny how little we have heard of the opinion that “we” (Americans) might “have to” engage in the slaughter of tens of millions of our fellow citizens to accomplish some radical Leftist goal, or the desire of another of Dear Leader’s closest advisors to find a tasteless compound which could be put in the water supply to make some undesirables infertile.

        Paranoia is often based upon awareness of the power and ruthlessness and general attitude of one’s opponents.

      • rustybrown2012 April 21, 2013 / 10:53 am

        Yes, but do your tinfoil hats ever get itchy?

      • neocon01 April 21, 2013 / 11:21 am

        crustybrownshorts

        tin foil hats? you been in a cave in Tora Bora for the last 5 years fool?

      • rustybrown2012 April 21, 2013 / 12:02 pm

        Spook, ama,

        Just remember to stay alert when you visit the dentist. You want to be sure they’re not implanting tracking devices into your molars!

      • Jeremiah April 21, 2013 / 6:02 pm

        I hope our worst fears do not come true, as well, Amazona and Spook.

        Maybe it is a little paranoid now, to think that the Left-Wing Liberals want to round us up and haul us away to the gas chambers…but I don’t think it would be an underestimation of their desire for the future. Maybe this attack was to test how Americans would react in such a situation as a fed controlled/operated police state…within minutes the Army Humvees were storming the streets of Boston after the attack happened. In another time in history they would have been told to get off their streets and let them handle it. As your email so aptly points out, Spook.

        One has to look ahead, too, into the future…maybe we won’t have to endure the grueling task of being led away into the gas chambers, but would we want our children and grandchildren to be led away into them?

        Think of the motives, too, behind the Left-Wingers … yes, with a historical perspective, it’s not a stretch to assume that the Left would love to see the American populace disarmed and helpless, in order that they could bring about that police state that they so desire.

        And Amazona, perhaps we do not see eye-to-eye on most issues. And, no, I am not here to represent a majority of Conservatives, but a small minority of Conservatives … ones crying in the wilderness, if you will. Those of us who believe firmly in self-reliance for our protection and safety…not on the government in any way…those of us who believe that freedom is not free, and we must not rely on the government to keep us safe and free. Those of us who believe in the Constitution…that it grants us safeguards for our freedoms insofar as it pertains to civil government, but theretofore derives its sentiments from a Higher power, Lawgiver….man just being the instrument used in its construction. And, therefore, we give more respect and honor His authority above the guidance given to us through the Constitution.

  4. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) April 19, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    It’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few days:

    On Sean Hannity’s Fox News program Wednesday night, terror expert Steve Emerson cited sources saying Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was briefly named a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombings, is being deported on Tuesday.

    Thursday morning, Glenn Beck revealed on radio that TheBlaze was informed by sources that the Saudi national’s visa had been revoked and he was, in fact, going to be deported on “security and related grounds.”

    Among other things, sources told TheBlaze that the Saudi national had ties to a well-connected Saudi family and that his deportation was set to be framed as a “voluntary” departure to be with his family.

    A file, called an “event,” was started on him three days ago.

    While discussing the issue on radio, TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood revealed that the government has had second thoughts on deporting Ali Alharbi.

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill.

    An ICE official refuted TheBlaze’s report, calling it “categorically false.”

    A congressional source, however, says that the file on Alharbi was created, that he was “linked” in some way to the Boston bombings (although its unclear how), and that documents showing all this have been sent to Congress.

    • neocon01 April 19, 2013 / 2:58 pm

      empty suit? or Manchurian pResident / wolf in sheeps clothing?
      TWENTY YEARS of THIS, AFTER he came to live in America…….

      “Not God Bless America, no, no, no God Damn America!” “911 is America’s chickens coming home to roost”

      “AIDS was created by the US for black geneocide,” “If God is not for us & against whites, then …we’d best kill him.”

      http://www.jeffhead.com/blacklibtheology.htm

    • neocon01 April 19, 2013 / 3:13 pm

      one of catpukes ilk?
      The Blaze

      Texas School Counselor ‘Relieved of All Duties’ Over Shockingly Racist Post After Fertilizer Explosion: ‘Whites…Soon Will Be Wiped from the Earth’

      • 02casper April 19, 2013 / 8:01 pm

        “neocon01 April 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

        one of catpukes ilk?
        The Blaze

        Texas School Counselor ‘Relieved of All Duties’ Over Shockingly Racist Post After Fertilizer Explosion: ‘Whites…Soon Will Be Wiped from the Earth’”

        Sounds more like your ilk than mine.

      • neocon01 April 20, 2013 / 12:06 pm

        catspuke

        No catty, sadly she like you are part of our dumbed down AA “education” system….there are THOUSANDS like you and her.

      • neocon01 April 20, 2013 / 12:22 pm

        Obama Rama the future of amerika

      • neocon01 April 20, 2013 / 12:24 pm

        : Wild Brooklyn melee erupts as NYPD arrests Muslim teen for allegedly taunting Jewish subway rider
        Stephan Stowe, 17, was charged with harassment after telling Jewish rider ‘They should have killed all of you.’

        Police also wrestled a woman to the ground and arrested her after angry onlookers swarmed the station’s platform, snapping video and yelling at cops during the incident.

      • neocon01 April 20, 2013 / 12:30 pm

        ha ha ha ha ha

        GOP Lawmaker Reacts to Manhunt:
        ‘I Wonder How Many Boston Liberals Spent the Night Cowering…Wishing They Had an AR-15′

      • neocon01 April 20, 2013 / 12:36 pm

        meanwhile back at the wraunch………

        suburban white….******8th Grader ******Arrested,******** Suspended for NRA ‘Protect Your Right’ T-Shirt With” Image” of Gun.

      • neocon01 April 20, 2013 / 12:46 pm

        Riiiiight Pee Wee

        Jordanian Journalist:
        The Jews And The American Right Are Behind Boston Bombing.

        Ummmm NO, it was you mooselims

      • Amazona April 21, 2013 / 9:33 am

        “Sounds more like your ilk than mine.”

        It’s this kind of infantile snarl that adds to the perception of casper as a juvenile intellectual lightweight.

        Gee, cappy, why didn’t you just chant “I know what you are but what am I”?

        No, casper, the quote from neo is a quote from someone on your side of the political fence. She is also of your profession. You could at least be man enough to admit it.

        Or are you so delusional and downright stupid you are putting together the argument that a man you have accused of being racist is of the same “ilk” as someone who advocates the extinction of his own race?

        Now that I think of it, that would only be marginally more stupid than some of your other comments.

    • Jeremiah April 19, 2013 / 4:42 pm

      possible that he could have trained the two young bombers.

      • Jeremiah April 19, 2013 / 4:43 pm

        the above is to J.R. Babcock at 1:16 pm

  5. rustybrown2012 April 19, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Mark:

    ” A fully armed America in possession of its rights and courage would have just gone about its normal business and waited for the mutt to show up, and then shot him.”

    I don’t understand what you’re saying here. How is Boston not “fully armed”? What rights are not possessed that would have prevented this?

    • tiredoflibbs April 19, 2013 / 8:26 pm

      Crusty: “Mark”

      Wow, we knew you had reading comprehension problems, but that is pathetic. Try looking at the author of the thread.

      • rustybrown2012 April 19, 2013 / 10:03 pm

        Idiot:

        Mark is implying that a lack of individual firearms and a lack of “rights” (presumably taken away by Obama) are at least partly to blame for the current predicament. Without further explanation, this appears to be a kook fringe opinion. Mark appears unwilling to clarify; apparently another offhand, drive-by slime.

      • tiredoflibbs April 19, 2013 / 10:19 pm

        Awwww, poor crusty has his panties in a twist.

        You sure do make plenty of ASSumptions against what was actually said.

        “apparently another offhand, drive-by slime.”

        In addition to your pathetic reading comprehension, projection is also among your weaknesses.

        Sounds like another hit and run troll that posts here under many different “personalities”.

      • Jeremiah April 20, 2013 / 2:14 am

        well, yeah, Mark is right, rusty. any other time in history and a citizen could just point a gun out the window and get rid of the terrorist. But they couldn’t in this instance, because they had to fear the government would take them to jail for doing their duty as patriots. therefore, the government had put more lives in harms away, and more police officers, whoever…when the first person that saw tsarvaev could’ve popped him, and saved a bunch of lives. but no it didn’t happen. You can see how crime skyrockets when you have strict gun control.

      • tiredoflibbs April 20, 2013 / 6:33 am

        crusty: “Bostonians have access to a dizzying array of firepower.”

        Proof? To back up you uninformed ASSertions?

        have access? Anyone has “access” to almost anything. BUT, what can Bostonians do legally? After jumping through several hoops, fees, courses and background checks in the end, Bostonians and their surrounding neighbors will not be able to possess “a dizzying array of firepower”. As I said, anyone has access to almost anything if you are willing to go outside the law – like the marathon bombers – they had “access to a dizzying array of firepower”. Meanwhile, citizens are restricted to within the law.

        http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/massachusetts.aspx

        Mark responded to your chest-puffing antics. He responded accurately and you continue regurgitating the same drive-by crap, no sources to back up your crap and your panties are still in a twist.

      • rustybrown2012 April 20, 2013 / 12:10 pm

        Tired,

        What are you talking about? Are you under the assumption that guns are illegal in Boston? Your own link backs up my claim that Bostonians have legal access to a “dizzying array of firepower”. Shall I link you to specific gun manufacturers and the hundreds of pages of lethal weapons available for legal purchase? No need to “go outside the law”.

      • tiredoflibbs April 20, 2013 / 2:26 pm

        crusty: “Are you under the assumption that guns are illegal in Boston? ”

        Uh, I never made no such claim. Again, you need to make misleading statements to make a half ass attempt at a point. If you could comprehend the written word, I claimed that guns are not as easy to acquire as you claim, plus there are severe limitations in what Bostonians can acquire inside the law.

        crusty: “Shall I link you to specific gun manufacturers and the hundreds of pages of lethal weapons available for legal purchase?”

        that would be helpful. Had you did this before then you would not look so foolish as you do now, by making dumb ASSertions and half truths that are your MO.

        Now be sure to list guns that can be legally acquired, the requirements for said guns, the restrictions and waiting periods, fees, licenses, etc. required by Boston & Massachusetts laws. Are the citizens likely to put up with the BS and hoops they have to jump through to get these weapons for self-defense. BTW, a blow gun can be LETHAL as well as a pair of scissors.

        Just because you state that they have “ACCESS to a dizzying amount of firepower” does not make it true plus you need to define what they can acquire within the law.

        Answer the questions and try not to be an ass…. I know it is hard but try.

      • rustybrown2012 April 20, 2013 / 4:04 pm

        Tired,

        I’m done humoring you. Your own link explains how Bostonians are permitted to legally choose from hundreds if not thousands of handguns, rifles, shotguns and more – what a sane person would call a dizzying array of weaponry. I’ll leave it to intelligent readers to discern that I made my point and you’re just being a troll.

      • tiredoflibbs April 20, 2013 / 4:09 pm

        Crusty, you predictably won’t answer the specific questions I asked. My link shows the restrictions and infringements that Bostonians have to go through to practice their 2nd amendment rights. Their ACCESS is not as unlimited that you are trying to portray.

        You continue to evade and dodge as you always do. You are just another drive by troll.

      • Amazona April 20, 2013 / 8:16 pm

        “….a dizzying array of firepower…”

        Oh me, oh my! Dizzying !!!!

        I guess when you spend your time spinning in circles to the Left, you find pretty much everything “dizzying”.

    • M. Noonan April 20, 2013 / 12:18 am

      Rusty,

      Boston – like all major, liberal metropolises – has strict gun control. People hid in their homes while a lone, 19 year old roamed the streets. People armed with lots of AR-15’s would have just gone about their business and defied the criminal to come on.

      • rustybrown2012 April 20, 2013 / 2:54 am

        Mark,

        You’re joking, right? Even with “strict gun control”, Bostonians have access to a dizzying array of firepower. You’re seriously arguing that a few less background checks and a few more assault weapons would have changed the outcome in this situation?

        Yours is a kook right fringe point of view. Only at bfv can a tragedy like this happen and you get the consensus “if only all Bostonians were like Charles Bronson in Death Wish, only with an AR-15!”

      • M. Noonan April 20, 2013 / 12:36 pm

        Rusty,

        An armed population doesn’t run home and hide when a 19 year old is on the loose.

      • rustybrown2012 April 20, 2013 / 4:11 pm

        Bostonians ARE armed, or at least can be if they want to. And your flippant use of the term “19 year old” is disingenuous. Our military, the best on the planet, is largely comprised of 19 year olds. And this 19 year old was a well armed desperate killer; most sane people would avoid confronting this person, whether they were armed or not. Only armchair tough guys fantasize otherwise.

      • neocon01 April 21, 2013 / 2:18 pm

        crustybrownshorts

        Only armchair tough guys fantasize otherwise.

        some of us are real tough guys, have been there and done that for REAL.
        it is you pencil neck leftist cowards who are the arm chair alligator mouthed canary assed creeps who pee your panties when you see a 6th graders fingers made in the shape of a gun.

      • M. Noonan April 21, 2013 / 9:56 pm

        Rusty,

        I’m not a tough guy, armchair or otherwise – but the one time I did have a gun put to my face I remained calm…and had I been armed, it might have had a very different outcome for the perpetrator. Or, perhaps not; none of us can know precisely what we’ll do. In the aggregate, however, if about 25% of Boston had an AR-15 at any given time, then the chances become phenomenally high that someone would have the guts to face down the kid…and the knowledge that a friendly weapon is at all times only a few feet away would give courage even to those who are unarmed.

      • rustybrown2012 April 22, 2013 / 6:18 pm

        Mark,

        Your fantasy is pure speculation and I soundly reject the premise. With your and spook’s scenario, much more likely you untrained, armchair warriors armed with AR-15’s would take to the streets and commence to shooting yourselves (and others) in the ass.

      • tiredoflibbs April 22, 2013 / 9:23 pm

        crusty: “Your fantasy is pure speculation and I soundly reject the premise.”

        Crusty, you need more than “uh, uh! No it’s not!” Every pathetic point you tried to make was soundly refuted. You on the other hand refuted nothing, nor did you provide anything to back up your claims. Then you continually made bogus conclusions as to what Mark, I or anyone else said to refute your dumb ASSertions.

        Typical and pathetic.

    • tiredoflibbs April 20, 2013 / 5:05 pm

      crusty, you kept changing the argument – another proggy tactic. Let’s look at Mark’s premise:

      ” A fully armed America in possession of its rights and courage would have just gone about its normal business and waited for the mutt to show up, and then shot him.”

      Boston is not fully armed. You eventually said so. Mark then claims that there is strict gun control in Boston. I proved that. Then you try to weasel around it that they have ACCESS to dizzying firepower. That is somewhat true. The gun control laws restrict Bostonians in such a way that they have access but GETTING THE WEAPONS IN THEIR HANDS is not as easy as you try to believe.

      So Mark’s original premise is true. You are just a lying and dodging troll.

      • rustybrown2012 April 20, 2013 / 5:54 pm

        And you, sir, are embarrassing yourself.

      • tiredoflibbs April 20, 2013 / 9:04 pm

        Wow crusty, more projection on your part – not surprising. You have refuted nothing

  6. mitchethekid April 19, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Please try to post without name calling

    • tiredoflibbs April 19, 2013 / 8:18 pm

      Missed your mess again mitchie?

      Wow, what a tantrum!

    • M. Noonan April 20, 2013 / 12:21 am

      Mitche,

      I said nothing as to their motive – I don’t know it, so how could I? Just pointed out that I’ve got a government which is looking in to my personal business but can’t keep track of someone who is doing a lot of things which fit the profile of a person up to no good. We spend a bazillion dollars per year on this stuff and the dimwits who run our government couldn’t even prevent two morons from setting off bombs…and then shut down a whole city while we panicked about like frightened, old women. Any enemy out there has just learned a lesson: a couple small bombs and then out on the streets for a couple armed radicals and America is stopped dead in its tracks!

      • rustybrown2012 April 21, 2013 / 11:49 am

        Well Mark, at least they know not to practice their evil deeds where REAL men live – in your neck of the woods, tough guy.

      • M. Noonan April 21, 2013 / 9:59 pm

        Rusty,

        Perhaps where I live – but I find it doubtful that any such men would choose as their targets certain towns and communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho…ie, places where lots and lots of people are armed. Just like the lunatics choose soft, unarmed targets, so will our terrorists. New York and Los Angeles are far more threatened by this than San Antonio or Colorado Springs.

  7. Jeremiah April 19, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    watch what happens next … the TEA party will get the blame, watch and see. Don’t let ’em get away with it now

    • patriotdad1 April 19, 2013 / 11:27 pm

      Hang on just a second Jeremiah, but weren’t you in here just the other day claiming that Obama was blocking the investigation into the Boston bombings and that noone would be brought to justice?

      Furthermore you went on to claim that someone would be framed for the bombing and that it was all a false flag incident designed to restrict your freedoms.

      Do you remember these foolish predictions of yours? Do I need to link to them?

      And now you predict that the Tea Party will be blamed.

      You sir, are a fool. Excuse me for ignoring your ridiculous predictions.

      • Jeremiah April 20, 2013 / 12:30 am

        how much you want to bet the dhs and admin try to link this somehow to the TEA party, pd?

        you don’t have to link to my posts, i know what i said.

        If you’re ignoring my predictions what are you doing commenting on them?

        If anyone is a fool here, it is you. you’re a waste of taxpayer money.

  8. Cluster April 20, 2013 / 12:01 am

    I want to give props to the Mass. Law enforcement for their quick work in exacting justice on those responsible for Mondays bombings. I know that much of the media is very disheartened to learn that these terrorists weren’t right wingers, or tea party members despite their very public hopes that they were over the last couple of days. And how disgraceful is that? Much of our media is simply an embarrassment anymore, and that starts with the entire crew at MSNBC. Matthews, O’Donnell, Maddow and Hayes are all simply extensions of the White House. Their is no line of separation between the Obama agenda and their reporting. It would be funny if it weren’t so blatant, and such an ugly black mark on American journalism.

    But back to the post I wrote, which was written in a hurry this morning and may not have conveyed my point as well as I would have wanted it to. My point is that Obama is not governing our country, he is laser focused on advancing a liberal agenda, and nothing more. He has failed spectacularly at being President, but has become the most successful community organizer of all time. He plays on people’s emotions better than anyone, and uses that ability to advance the lefts pet causes of gun control, gay marriage, and amnesty. The real work of governance and compromise anger him, and only keep him away from what he really enjoys, which is giving speeches and playing golf. And in the process our country, our economy, our people, and our constitutional future are suffering.

    Sadly, there are too many RINO’s that are more worried about what the low information voter will think of them, rather than doing what is best for the country, and because of that, Obama and his lackey media are getting away with it.

    • Retired Spook April 20, 2013 / 8:38 am

      Cluster,

      One thing I’ve noticed as this long nightmare has worn on is that the Leftist apologies for Obama have become fewer and fewer. You’ll note that the vast majority of Leftist comments here (and other Conservative blogs that allow them as well as Liberal blogs) are attacking Conservatives, not supporting much of anything Obama’s done aside from superfluous stuff like homosexual marriage and gun control. As Mark pointed out in a previous thread, there is virtually no significant metric by which this president can be judged anything but an abject failure. Unfortunately, we’ll just have to sit back and watch the destruction and hope there are enough intact pieces to pick up and rebuild when he’s finished wrecking the place.

      • J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) April 20, 2013 / 9:30 am

        not supporting much of anything Obama’s done aside from superfluous stuff like homosexual marriage and gun control.

        Spook, even the overwhelming support of ObamaCare by the Left seems to have waned as they discover what’s in it, and the unintended consequences just keep piling up.

      • Cluster April 20, 2013 / 9:45 am

        I am with you Spook. I think unintended consequences is a good description of the entire Obama presidency. He doesn’t govern in any broad sense of the term, rather he myopically focuses on purely left wing causes and finds any way possible to stir up emotions around those issues. Just this morning there was a news clip of Obama eulogizing the victims of Mondays bombing in a very personal way, which struck me as really strange. He didn’t even know these people, yet today he is eulogizing them in a manner in which you expect a family member to. Just bizarre.

        When you ignore some issues (economy), rush into others (healthcare, stimulus), and focus only on purely partisan issues (gay marriage, gun control), unintended consequences are a guarantee, and those consequences will always be negative.

      • rustybrown2012 April 21, 2013 / 11:53 am

        And as I pointed out in the previous thread, Obama is on track to leave this country in better shape than when he took office. Hillary will then continue to clean up your mess.

      • Retired Spook April 21, 2013 / 12:25 pm

        And as I pointed out in the previous thread, Obama is on track to leave this country in better shape than when he took office. Hillary will then continue to clean up your mess.

        You’re comedy gold, Rusty, I’ll give you that. Now go back out on the playground and play nice with the rest of the 5th graders.

  9. Jeremiah April 20, 2013 / 1:38 am

    I will bet money that the government and Obama administration is responsible for these attacks. And a lot of it, The problem is no one will ever know, because obama has everyone tied to him, and he has the control, and they’re all paid. maybe i was wrong about the perpetrators names not coming out, but that does not rule out the government being responsible. Other than that, Obama is a fake, every time he shows his face on that tv after a tragedy he’s not in it for the people that hurting I can assure ya. He’s in it for him and him only, he has an agenda, and that’s all he cares about. I don’t trust him, as they say, the people like who did these bombings, they seemed like okay people, but radicals come in all different demeanors and backgrounds, and you can’t trust everybody who may seem like a “nice” person. Funny that the one went back to Chechnya being on a watch list but then allowed to come back again without being taken into custody then in 2011, and this is the FBI people, those who are supposed to have our backs in terms of national security. Not to mention that this is a huge failure on the part of the DHS … but like i say, it doesn’t surprise me seeing that Obama is in control of both departments. something just doesn’t add up on this whole thing…and the tea party gonna get the blame one way or another. wait and see.

    • 01canadianobserver April 20, 2013 / 4:00 pm

      Let’s see if I understand you correctly, Jeremiah. Are you saying that the President and the government orchestrated the maiming of over a hundred innocent marathon spectators and the killing of three of them? That they masterminded a plan to harm the very people they were elected to protect and that the President is paying and controlling everyone tied to him.

      Since the authorities have named and apprehended the perpetrators and so far have found no connection to the Tea Party, why in the world would you think that they would get the blame? I doubt very much that the Tea Party would have the two brothers who committed this horrendous crime as members, anyway, don’t you agree?

      Your predictions so far have missed the mark; perhaps it’s time for you to put away that faulty crystal ball and start using some of that good old fashion Conservative common sense.

      • neocon01 April 21, 2013 / 12:16 pm

        zeroKanuckunobserver

        Let’s see if I understand you correctly, Jeremiah. Are you saying that the President and the government orchestrated the maiming of over a hundred innocent marathon spectators and the killing of three of them?

        maybe Jer was repeating what we heard from the left for eight years from you “truthers” that the original 911 was an inside job and W planned it….get real Moron!!

      • 01canadianobserver April 21, 2013 / 2:28 pm

        neocon01
        April 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm #
        ———————————————————————-
        There are conspiracy nuts on both sides, neocon; however, no matter how much you want me to be one of them, I decline. I prefer the rational and sane approach, unlike a few of the folks here who post their irrational mind droppings on a regular basis.

      • neocon01 April 22, 2013 / 7:51 am

        zipKunuck

        strangely there are tens of thousands on the left who cause death and destruction weekly…not so on the right.
        Why is that kanuck eh?

  10. bardolf2 April 20, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    “Think about this, a 19 year old was able to bring an American city to its knees today and we didn’t catch him!” Mark

    Completely wrong, as happens in many of these cases an ordinary citizen broke the case.

    “But the message from the government is “there’s a wolf on the loose! So all you sheep must stay in your pens and barns and let us authorized professional sheperds and sheep dogs handle it. ” – Spook

    I would expand the blame from government to other parts of society and remind myself that in a democracy we get the government we elect. I don’t imagine it would be vastly different if these things had happened in Indianapolis or conservative cities with guns.

    Your comment made me think how much we relegate many of our current challenges and to ‘authorized professionals’ in exchange for not taking any responsibility if we try and fail to meet those challenges.

    1. Take care of our health i.e. watch our weight, limit our alcohol, monogamy? NOPE
    We get to do as we please and hope the Doctors will fix the problems we cause.

    2. Follow the education of our kids, make sure they are learning the 3 R’s? NOPE
    We get to spend our free time without ‘worries’ and hope the Teachers meet the challenge.

    3. Invest longterm in companies we believe are helping the future US? NOPE
    We are too ‘stupid’ and might choose a ‘loser’, hope the authorized ‘finance professionals’ meet the challenge of a retirement free of problems. Except that maybe they invested in things which will don’t add jobs for our kids and we’ll have to support them anyway. B

    I’m guilty of this one somewhat. I’d prefer to be able to just put my retirement $ in the local bank instead of a university plan but that’s not in my contract.

    It is not the DUTY of other people aka ‘authorized professionals’ to improve our lives by finding cheaper forms of energy, make discoveries, entertain us, defend our kids from bullies, find cures to diseases we inflict upon ourselves etc. Every time we hand over the improvement in our lives to others we trade some freedom for “servile dependence”.

    • Retired Spook April 20, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      “But the message from the government is “there’s a wolf on the loose! So all you sheep must stay in your pens and barns and let us authorized professional sheperds and sheep dogs handle it. ” – Spook

      No — NOT SPOOK.

    • M. Noonan April 20, 2013 / 12:35 pm

      And the ordinary citizen only broke the case after the asinine “stay at home” order was lifted…had it never been put in place, the kid would probably have been spotted and picked up hours earlier.

    • patriotdad1 April 21, 2013 / 12:42 am

      So on Monday Glenn Beck will release evidence that the Saudis were behind the attack?

      This will be good…

      • Retired Spook April 21, 2013 / 8:16 am

        This will be good…

        No, if he’s right, it will not be good. If he’s wrong, it still won’t be GOOD. There is nothing good about the Boston Marathon bombing except for the fact that the two me who carried off the actual bombing are either dead or captured. Is it likely that these two young men could have carried off a plot this sophisticated by themselves? I’ve heard some experts say yes, and some say no. If our government is complicit in any way, it’s not likely we’ll ever know the truth. You may have full and complete trust in our government — I don’t. And for the record, I didn’t when George Bush was President either.

      • neocon01 April 21, 2013 / 12:11 pm

        parrotdiddly

        saudis like the country? or saudis like some powerful islamic family?

        you are right though it will be good but will go no further than Bengazi with this filthy corrupt, illegal, muslim regime.

  11. Jeremiah April 20, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    “OBAMAS SET BACKS—As you may recall, President Obama stated when making those appointments, “I refuse to take no for an answer.”

    On Friday, January 25, Obama received a “no” he cannot ignore — from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

    You see, Article II of the Constitution requires the President to obtain the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate for appointments to most critical positions in the executive branch.

    But when Congress is “recessed” — not in session — the President may fill vacancies to ensure the continued functioning of government.

    There is just one problem with President Obama’s NLRB appointments: Congress was still in session!

    The federal appeals court agreed with National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys — who filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of four workers with cases pending before the NLRB — that the appointments were unconstitutional.

    Foundation attorneys have a similar case currently pending in another federal court, and the Obama Administration’s lawyers are sure to appeal.

    That’s because the consequences of this case are enormous.

    You see, because the appointments were unconstitutional, the NLRB has lacked the three-member quorum it needs to rule on cases since January 3, 2012.

    That means, with one fell swoop, EVERY power grab rammed through the Obama Labor Board for the last year is null and void, such as the Board’s decision to allow “micro organizing” within workplaces.

    Long sought by Big Labor, that ruling allows union organizers to target small units of employees if they know most employees at a workplace don’t want to join a union.

    In another critical case, the Obama NLRB dismissed the petition Kyle Chilton and his co-workers signed asking for a vote to remove the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union hierarchy from their workplace.

    The Obama Labor Board had already signaled that it wants to ram through more rule changes designed to empower union bosses at the expense of rank-and-file workers.

    But now there’s a whole new ballgame, thanks to the Obama Administration’s brazen power grab.”

    Please identify quotes and provide links when possible. At the very least identify the source of the quote. // Moderator

    • Jeremiah April 21, 2013 / 3:13 pm

      Moderator, I saw this on a friends page on facebook. I would rather his name remain anonymous. Where he found this information I don’t know. I thought it was worth sharing. He’s going to cucamonga, california in a few weeks to join run-for-the-wall, and will making the journey across the U.S. with other bikers in honor of the many who gave their lives in defense and protection of our country.

      • Jeremiah April 21, 2013 / 3:15 pm

        He copied and pasted, and I did as well. This is a common occurrence. People giving out information with no source. I tried to trace the info my taking snippets from the article, then pasting them in the google search bar, but nothing came up.

    • Jeremiah April 21, 2013 / 3:20 pm

      I apologize for being so lazy and not doing homework on the info.

  12. Jeremiah April 20, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    Well Mitchetj you fellow, its is apparent that your hatred and gross intellect of understanding has brought you thus far in life. Its my desire that you come to have understanding in the reality of life, the real things. Its also my desire that you come to know Jesus Christ who can deliver you from the chains of darkness that bind you and hold you. Your hatred then will cease, you will see the light and know a better way. Until then I pray that you grow up; find a life and find a better path. Otherwise you will continue your bitterness at the world, at others, and most likely at your own mama if you had one. And furthermore its my desire that you know the Lord and it would be a good idea to tell your mama that you’re on the internet at all times.

    • neocon01 April 21, 2013 / 12:26 pm

      DRUDGE

      Group linked to Tsarnaev brothers.
      ..
      Pair ‘specially trained’ for attack…

      ‘No doubt brothers not acting alone’..
      .
      Two from Kazakhstan in custody…

      (idiot) Boston mayor:….. Acted alone…( rolls eyes)

      REPORT: FBI HUNTS 12-MAN ‘SLEEPER CELL’

      • Jeremiah April 21, 2013 / 11:03 pm

        Neo,
        Did you see where Moochelle visited the one Saudi national in the hospital?

      • patriotdad1 April 22, 2013 / 12:57 am

        You seriously believe that? It’s in a Saudi paper therefore it must be true?

        You’re a complete buffoon.

      • Jeremiah April 22, 2013 / 1:35 am

        No news agencies were allowed in for press conferences due to security reasons at that time. Therefore Obummer’s contact with the Saudi community must have revealed their visit to see the Saudi nationals in their hospital.

      • neocon01 April 22, 2013 / 8:01 am

        Well, as it happens, I’ve seen quite a lot of things over the last few years that I’d like to say something about — enough things to break a heart and to kill a country.

        And after the Boston Massacre committed by two immigrant jihadis, I’m going to say them.

        I’ve seen the president of the United States bow down before the Saudi king, whose country sent fifteen hijackers to topple our towers. The reason French President Sarkozy is laughing in the photo is because he’s reading the “Kick Me” sign on Obama’s rump.

        I’ve seen Obama stand before the United Nations after the jihad-crazed slaughter of four Americans in Benghazi, including our ambassador, and proclaim “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

        So much for America’s right of free speech! And freedom of religion! Can you find anything in that bizarre sentence with which the Boston bombers would disagree? No wonder Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was an Obama supporter.

        I’ve seen Obama’s minions arrest and jail an obscure California film-maker for creating a YouTube video that criticizes Mohammed. Incredibly, I then witnessed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempt to blame the hapless guy for inciting the Benghazi slaughter. How about arresting Obama’s pal George Clooney for bad acting? That would make more sense.

        Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/i_saw_something_so_im_saying_something.html#ixzz2RC15dV9j

      • neocon01 April 22, 2013 / 8:05 am

        This is what I want to hear:

        There is much that can be done to make sure there is never again an Islamic bombing on American soil and we will do it. We must confront the ideological reach of murderous Islamic imperialism into our immigrant communities. We will review our immigration policies to make sure we are not issuing residency permits and citizenship to national security risks. We must reform the laws governing FBI investigations of potential terrorist recruits, so Homeland Security and the FBI can effectively monitor individuals who visit jihadi websites and join local jihadi mosques.

        Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/we_are_not_serious_about_stopping_islamic_terror.html#ixzz2RC2DYXEh

      • neocon01 April 22, 2013 / 8:15 am

        well stated who the left is

        Kennedy — the whole “Camelot” mystique — was just that: mystique. He had a glamorous wife whom he cheated on constantly; Kennedy was a serial adulterer, and recently we learned that he had sex with an underage intern, whom JFK tried to get to use drugs. He practiced the worst sort of nepotism placing the Department of Justice under his brother; his war record, which could have been considered dereliction of duty, was magically transformed into heroism.

        Clinton, another leftist “success story,” was just as much a failure. His lying was so ubiquitous that leftists actually began to opine about the virtue in society of lying. Clinton repeatedly promised the people of Arkansas that he would not run for president, yet he did. He managed to be disbarred for lying in federal court (while he was president!), and Clinton angrily turned to news cameras and told the American people that he did not have sex with Monica Lewinsky.

        Now we have in the White House the logical successor to FDR, JFK, and Slick Willie Clinton. Only now has Obama finally presented a real budget, which he was required by law to do years ago. He still has no real plan to deal with the very dire threat of a crazy nuclear North Korea or a viciously anti-Semitic nuclear Iran. Even his “policy” of stimulus spending is a headless chicken: Obama honestly seems to believe that simply government spending money helps the economy.

        The real Obama is profoundly unserious. His wife appears in gossip magazines or gives advice, as she did in February, about how to diet, while Obama opines about serious issues, like when he projected last month who would be the NCAA Four Final basketball teams. Obama seems almost obsessed with the vacuous, the vapid, and the venal. He is the Dilbert president: the meaningless meanderer in national life, the automaton who cannot function without a teleprompter.

        Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/the_tailor_who_sewed_the_obama_empty_suit_has_sewn_others.html#ixzz2RC4U2YBV

      • neocon01 April 22, 2013 / 8:24 am

        This is a great video

      • Majordomo Pain April 23, 2013 / 5:56 am

        Apparently, those who cannot think for themselves, can have the American Thinker do it for them.

      • neocon01 April 24, 2013 / 7:32 am

        apparently those from a porno echo chamber who think they are a dead collective bunch of demons do not know the difference.

        REFUTE the articles or go back to hells (bird cage quality) “newspaper”

      • neocon01 April 22, 2013 / 7:55 am

        parrotdiddly

        REFUTE it or STFU!!

      • neocon01 April 22, 2013 / 8:02 am

        parrotdiddly

        speaking of buffoons……..

  13. Jeremiah April 22, 2013 / 12:51 am

    Magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Mexico. Many without power, some property damage.

    Shots fired at “420” celebration – some injured.

    Bombings in Boston – 3 deaths, over 140 injuries.

    Rough week last week.

    Time for me to try to wind down now.

    Hard to sleep with so much catastrophe going on.

  14. Tom Montz April 25, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    Like every other Politician I see Mr Obama as one who picks what fight he can win. But! What he really good at is what he can B.S. America into believing the crap he throws at everywhere. That is how he got elected twice by telling America what they wanted to hear at that time during their time of weakness, With the massacre at Benghazi or the Healthcare issues out there he was able to B.S. into believing what he wanted to throw at us.

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