By Nathan Barton
(Originally Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-15F)
Good morning – or not. Should I lie to you and tell you what a wonderful day it is, here in America? If I do, then I’m just like the government. To them, lies come with breathing. They are incapable of telling the truth, of telling anything BUT lies.
Lies to promote their agenda. In South Carolina, the Feebs are raising the ante against people who dare to want small government AND buy weapons. And adding to the usual BATFE pressure against gun shops. The FBI and its agents AND bosses (like Holder) lie constantly about the supposed threats to the Fifty States.
They are lying about the economy. Again and again. We “have recovered” or “we are recovering” or “we’ve reached the bottom and will start back up.” Lies. So it comes as a shock that Family Dollar is actually CLOSING 370 of its stores and slowing construction of new ones. The story doesn’t say where the stores are being shuttered, but this shows AGAIN how bad the economy is, now five years into what I call the Crash of 2009. For many small, rural and frontier communities, Family Dollar and its competitors, low-end retailers, have been a big part of what little economic growth has been taking place. Now, what is next? Will still more towns just roll up their sidewalks?
Mama’s Note: An interesting observation about our local “Family Dollar” store is their ongoing difficulty finding and retaining employees, in spite of so many people looking for work. The store here has a “help wanted” sign on the door most of the time. A number of people I know have applied, but the wages offered are so low, the hours so long and irregular, and the working conditions so rough that they soon walk away and look for something better.
We know that taxes, regulations, Obummercare, and all the rest are a big part of the problem, and any business operating on the ragged edge of a microscopic profit margin as I suspect they do can’t pay well. The manager of this store does an incredible job with what she has. The store is clean and all of the employees are friendly, helpful people. But they live perched on the edge of a sharp blade… and there isn’t much they can do about it. I hope our store won’t be one to close, but I would not be in the least surprised. What a shame.
They use all kinds of lies. A recent editorial in a mainstream media outlet slanders American combat veterans as “white supremacists” and the backbone of the KKK and other groups. I am sure that my friends and associates who are combat vets from as far back as Korea, who happen to be black, Jewish, AmerInd, and Asian are very definitely “white supremacists” – every one of them. Especially those who are Lakota or Navajo. Of course, this is trying to get around the fact that the man who murdered three people at Jewish facilities in Kansas a few days ago is a long-time DEMOCRAT who is a racist and a Jew-hater from way back. And that many of the most notable of mass-killers in recent years are NOT the libertarian or conservative right-wing fanatics that the FBI and all the other DOJ and FedGov thugs try to make them out to be: Aurora, Connecticut, and elsewhere: we see mentally deranged people, usually “liberal” in political beliefs, and filled with hatred for themselves, their families, and others. YES there are combat veterans who have proved to be evil and deranged, and there are thousands who have been unable to cope with it and kill themselves and sometimes others. But it is NOT all of us, it is not a majority of us, it is not even a small minority of us.
Of course, that slander isn’t much different from what the Majority Leader of the US Senate is getting away with. Listen to what Harry Reid is saying: “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists . . . I repeat: what went on up there was domestic terrorism. There were hundreds—hundreds of people from around the country—that came there. They had sniper rifles on the freeway. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. . . . [They said they had] children and women lined up because if anyone got hurt we wanted to make sure they got hurt first, because we want the federal government hurting women and children. . . . What if others tried the same thing? . . . Clive Bundy does not recognize the United States. He says that the United States is a foreign government. He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t pay his fees. And he doesn’t follow the law. He continues to thumb his nose at authority.”
I want to look at this closely. This man is SUPPOSEDLY a loyal American, who has taken multiple oaths to uphold the Constitution, who has tremendous power, is a proponent of “democratic” political philosophy, and a Latter-day Saint in good standing. This one statement (and the truth) prove that he is a liar, an ENEMY of democracy and liberty, and an ENEMY of both the American people and the Constitution. And one VERY fearful man. Let us ignore HIS (intentional) ignorance of weapons (sniper rifles/hunting rifles, self-loading weapons or assault weapons, no doubt all with 30 round magazines) and look at the rest. It is HIGHLY unlikely that any of the people coming to the Bundy’s aid had automatic weapons, but if this is the definition of a terrorist (to have sniper rifles, “assault weapons,” and automatic weapons), then WHO were the terrorists at Bunkerville? THE FEDGOV AGENTS, that is who! There was a DISCUSSION about having women (NOT children) on the front line, but the video shows that is NOT what actually happened. (This is a whole other issue to be discussed. But remember, Reid is one of the Tranzis that wants women to be front-line combat infantry when he and his colleagues, Tranzi trash that they are, send out American troops to create and enforce a Pax Americana. And to bomb, strafe and kill the women and children of foreigners!) His personal attacks on Bundy are groundless lies. But I admit that Reid should know what it means to thumb his nose at authority, as he does it EVERY DAY to the US Constitution and the people who supposedly established and ordained it and elected him to office. Much as I have despised this man in the past, it is a pale match to the roaring torch of contempt I hold for this murdering, lying, thieving, power-mad man now. WHERE ARE THE DANITES??? WHERE ARE THE BRIGHAMITES? How can ANY civilized people or polity put up with this thug?
Since 1980, men’s wages have risen only by 6 percent, while women’s wages have risen by 60 percent… and we wonder just what is going on. IF it is true that women get only 77 percent (or 88 percent – depending on whom you believe) of men’s wages, it must be only because they are extremely selective in the universe that generates those numbers, and the situation is getting worse. Graduation rates for men (from both high school and college) are dropping: it is women more and more who are getting diplomas. Lies and more lies, getting bolder and bolder.
Mama’s Note: Besides… if it were true that women always receive less… why would any business hire a man? If money is the only criteria, women would have all the jobs. 🙂
Like this very recent lie about ObummerCare. In total, only 3.9 million people actually enrolled in insurance plans through the state or federal exchanges — not 7.1 million…Gee, you think that “new studies” are needed to indicate problems? The Fuehrer AND EVERY THUG who works for him are chronic, pathological liars. They CANNOT tell the truth. I know a few pathological liars, and I don’t trust them AT ALL. Why can people not see the evil of the Fuehrer?
Mama’s Note: Unfortunately, all the lies and hype and arguments over the website and the wishy-washy enforcement are hiding the real truth. No government has any possible legitimate authority to regulate, much less mandate, the market for health insurance or the provision of medical services. None… nada. This mess will only continue to get worse until people realize this, and refuse to be manipulated this way.