Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-32A: America’s King Cannot Be Mocked

The “messiah” – Enemies list
Rodeo clown mocks Obama at Missouri State Fair – CNN.com

(CNN) A rodeo stunt at the Missouri State Fair has come under criticism after a clown donned a Barack Obama mask and stuck on a broom that 

Nathan: The thug that claims to rule this nation dare not be mocked:  his skin color and part of his ancestry make him sacrosanct, like some Roman god-emperor or some absolute French monarch.  And we must do NOTHING but bow down before him – a demand accepted and enforced even by those who claim to be his political enemies, like the GOP administration in Missouri who accepted the ban of this rodeo clown FOR LIFE.  There is no free speech at the Missouri State Fair – and don’t you forget it!

Self-defense
Raleigh resident shoots, kills armed intruder

(Guns.com) he told the dispatcher that a man had broken into his apartment and held a handgun to his face. However, Bellamy was able to pull his own gun and shot the intruder,

Mama’s Note: Ok, good for him. But I’d like to watch a video of this as it took place. I’m wondering how in the world the man could draw and fire a gun effectively, without getting shot himself, if the intruder was holding a gun to his face!! It either misfired, or the intruder simply didn’t pull the trigger for one reason or another.

Nathan: I had training years ago, on how to fight someone who is stupid enough to stick a gun in your face at close range (one reason that if you have to hold someone at gun point, it needs to be (a) out of arms reach if possible, and (b) from the side or back, NOT directly in front. It was part of SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion) training done back in the late 1970s.  So it IS possible, but it obviously is a great risk:  the key thing is to knock the weapon and weapon hand UP and to the side, not down, and while making eye contact and doing something to distract the person’s attention.  It is not the same as the technique used with someone threatening you with a knife. Just a quick check shows a lot of garbage and nonsense on line about doing something like this.  But most DO agree that training is needed.

Mama’s Note: Yes, but there is no indication this is what he did. Instead, the “report” merely states that he got his gun and shot the guy. If he could knock the other weapon aside while he drew, I can see it. And yes, I suspect one would have to train rather well to accomplish it. I’m not sure I could even forcefully LIFT my arm in such a terrifying situation. Hope I never have to find out.

One of the things I stress in my self defense classes is the idea that one should NEVER allow an attacker to get to within arms length for any reason if at all possible. And the thing that has been drummed into me, over and over in my own training, is that if my attacker has a knife, I WILL be cut… no matter what I do or how fast I can draw. The trick then is to minimize the damage if possible.

Women, and especially older women, simply do not have the arm and upper body strength to be very successful at this sort of defense – however long they train. The discussion of situational awareness takes on new meaning once we get to talking about what a man can do to a woman once he gets his hands on her… armed or not.

Abominable Act (ObummerCare)
Does Obama need OprahCare?

(The Hill by Elise Viebeck)  Could Oprah sell ObamaCare to America?

Mama’s Note: This woman is very dangerous to freedom… She’s got all the money she could ever use… so if she gets a taste for political power, she could really screw things up even worse. sigh.

Nathan: Oprah and her cult-worshippers have already done a lot to sell the “messiah” and Tranzi policies to the nation, and her following seems to be growing, as witness the brohaha about a Swiss sales clerk not wanting to show her a $40,000 purse.  She is part of the “circuses” part of bread and circuses, and is probably responsible for knocking several points off the average national IQ just by herself.

Mama’s Note: Something really squirrelly with this story. You know Oprah didn’t walk in there looking like a bag lady. I can’t imagine any clerk who would take the slightest chance of offending someone who offered to buy a “purse” for the price of a very nice new car.

Homeland Defense
Air Force nuclear missile unit fails safety & security test

(TheBlaze.com) An Air Force nuclear missile unit failed a safety and security inspection this week, the second wing of its kind to stumble on tests this year. The latest involves the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, which operates about a third of the 450 Minuteman III nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to an Air Force statement. The wing received an “unsatisfactory rating” after making “tactical level errors” during one of several exercises conducted as part of the inspection.

Nathan: Contacts with current and retired friends in the Air Force tell me that this is the tip of the iceberg. Training and morale are nosediving, and political issues are working to tear things down still further.  People are hoping desperately to retire or find a way to make a living and get out.  And distrust of Congress and the Pentagon and its bosses (in the “messiah’s” administration) is climbing higher than ever.  Meanwhile, the senior command are smelling and looking more and more like the “messiah” and his sycophants.  Each service has its different troubles, but it is the Air Force and the Submarine Service that have the wherewithal to really mess things up, because of the nukes.

Islamic wars: Arab Street revolt
Egypt: Junta’s forces launch deadly crackdown against Morsi camps

(CBC News)”Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, swept in Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of the country’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites. At least three members of the security forces were confirmed to have died during the morning crackdown in Cairo, while the Health Ministry said nine protesters were killed and over 80 were injured.” (08/14/13)

Nathan:  The next scene opens in this current act.  Egypt’s cesspool is again exposed to the world.  The entire world needs to get OUT of Egypt and let them tear themselves apart.  Maybe once it has been reduced to smoking ruins, it will be safe to try and do something.  Egypt has always been a mess, and centuries of attempts by the Turks, the Brits, and even the French (briefly) have never succeeded: the Egyptians are their own worst enemies.  Enough is enough.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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