Give them Kalocin

This is from Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel The Andromeda Strain.

Kalocin was perhaps the best-kept American secret of the last decade. Kalocin was a drug developed by Jensen Pharmaceuticals in the spring of 1965, an experimental chemical designated UJ44759W, or K-9 in the short abbreviation. It had been found as a result of routine screening tests employed by Jensen for all new compounds. Like most pharmaceutical companies, Jensen tested all new drugs with a scatter approach, running the compounds through a standard battery of tests designed to pick up any significant biologic activity. These tests were run on laboratory animals — rats, dogs, and monkeys. There were twenty-four tests in all. Jensen found something rather peculiar about K-9. It inhibited growth. An infant animal given the drug never attained full adult size. This discovery prompted further tests, which produced even more intriguing results. The drug, Jensen learned, inhibited metaplasia, the shift of normal body cells to a new and bizarre form, a precursor to cancer. Jensen became excited, and put the drug through intensive programs of study. By September 1965, there could be no doubt: Kalocin stopped cancer.

Through an unknown mechanism, it inhibited the reproduction of the virus responsible for myelogenous leukemia. Animals taking the drug did not develop the disease, and animals already demonstrating the disease showed a marked regression as a result of the drug. The excitement at Jensen could not be contained. It was soon recognized that the drug was a broad-spectrum antiviral agent. It killed the virus of polio, rabies, leukemia, and the common wart. And, oddly enough, Kalocin also killed bacteria. And fungi. And parasites. Somehow, the drug acted to destroy all organisms, built on a unicellular structure, or less. It had no effect on organ systems — groups of cells organized into larger units. The drug was perfectly selective in this respect. In fact, Kalocin was the universal antibiotic. It killed everything, even the minor germs that caused the common cold. Naturally, there were side effects — the normal bacteria in the intestines were destroyed, so that all users of the drug experienced massive diarrhea — but that seemed a small price to pay for a cancer cure.

In December 1965, knowledge of the drug was privately circulated among government agencies and important health officials. And then for the first time, opposition to the drug arose. Many men, including Jeremy Stone, argued that the drug should be suppressed. But the arguments for suppression seemed theoretical, and Jensen, sensing billions of dollars at hand, fought hard for a clinical test. Eventually the government, the HEW, the FDA, and others agreed with Jensen and sanctioned further clinical testing over the protests of Stone and others.

In February 1966, a pilot clinical trial was undertaken. It involved twenty patients with incurable cancer, and twenty normal volunteers from the Alabama state penitentiary. All forty subjects took the drug daily for one month. Results were as expected: normal subjects experienced unpleasant side effects, but nothing serious. Cancer patients showed striking remission of symptoms consistent with cure. On March 1, 1966, the forty men were taken off the drug. Within six hours, they were all dead. It was what Stone had predicted from the start. He had pointed out that mankind had, over centuries of exposure, developed a carefully regulated immunity to most organisms. On his skin, in the air, in his lungs, gut, and even bloodstream were hundreds of different viruses and bacteria. They were potentially deadly, but man had adapted to them over the years, and only a few could still cause disease. All this represented a carefully balanced state of affairs. If you introduced a new drug that killed all bacteria, you upset the balance and undid the evolutionary work of centuries. And you opened the way to superinfection, the problem of new organisms, bearing new diseases. Stone was right: the forty volunteers each had died of obscure and horrible diseases no one had ever seen before. One man experienced swelling of his body, from head to foot, a hot, bloated swelling until he suffocated from pulmonary edema. Another man fell prey to an organism that ate away his stomach in a matter of hours. A third was hit by a virus that dissolved his brain to a jelly. And so it went. Jensen reluctantly took the drug out of further study. The government, sensing that Stone had somehow understood what was happening, agreed to his earlier proposals, and viciously suppressed all knowledge and experimentation with the drug Kalocin.

Too bad it’s not real. We could tell the democrats it makes you smarter.

The 5.9% Unemployment Lie of Obama

It’s getting close to election time so you can be sure of two things: the rhetoric will heat UP and the unemployment rate will go DOWN. Like gasoline prices, you can pretty much tell when they will go up (just before the summer vacation driving season) and when they will go down (just after the summer vacation driving season).

Tuesday November 4, 2014 is mid-term election day and the official unemployment rate for September is down to 5.9%. And it took a pretty good jump too from a high of 6.7% in March to 6.1% in August. Now, Obama and the democrat party can crow about unemployment in the fives. Except there’s one slightly MASSIVE problem with that rate — it’s a lie.

Look at the this graph from Shadow Stats.com I will be calling your attention to this graph again.

Shadow Stats is a website devoted to exposing the lie about any economic recovery claimed by the government. The proprietor is a Mr. John Williams and he does NOT make this up. He gets his data straight from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only difference is, he doesn’t put lipstick on this pig of the Obama Economy. Look at the graph again and you will notice two very telling things. The most obvious is that for as long as Obama has been in the White House, the unemployment rate has never fallen below 20%! So you can forget the taurusfimus from Obama’s apologists in the liberal press telling us that “recovery is right around the corner.” That must be one helluva corner because we’ve been going around it since 2010.

The other thing that is quite noticeable is the trend. The graph goes back 20 years to 1994. Look at the trend between the government lie of the official unemployment rate (the bottom track), the median rate (the middle track), and the actual unemployment rate (the upper track). You will notice that when Bill Clinton was lying about the unemployment rate in the 1990s, the government lie of the “official” unemployment rate track “paralleled” the true unemployment rate almost perfectly. In the year after 9-11 when Bush43 got tax rates cut that provided business with the stimulus of less money going to the government, the true unemployment rate went down again and the government lie “paralleled” it yet again. Even when the Bill Clinton-caused mortgage fiasco hit in 2007-2008, the rates again “paralleled” each other.

Then Obama happened — and something changed. Starting in 2009, the “official” government lie of the unemployment rate STOPPED “paralleling” the true unemployment rate and has slowly been creeping downward while the true unemployment rate has remained somewhere near 22-23 percent for Obama’s entire reign of error. This is NOT some accident of numbers. Someone didn’t fat-finger the numeric ten key on their keyboard for 5 years running. This was blatantly intentional! Yes, when Clinton and Bush43 lied about the unemployment rate it was also intentional. But their crime was to just understate the true unemployment rate by about 8%. NOT Obama! He is not understating anything. He is willfully misrepresenting the unemployment rate by a whopping 17%! As BigFurHat said on his blog I Own The World, “If the melanin shield erected around Obama by the progressive press was dropped, Obama would be considered the worst president in the history of our nation.”

When Carter’s unemployment rate was sky high, Ronald Reagan cared enough about those unemployed to actually work with the democrat majority in both the House and the Senate to get taxes cut and get the economy going. Barack Obama cares about no one except Barack Obama.

 

Obama = Nixon

Read the first paragraph from this article. Then come back here.

U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica John D. Bates has denied a request from the Oval Office Department of Justice to quash the subpoena delay the release of a list of Watergate Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Nixon’s Obama’s assertion of executive privilege.

You know Obama is an inept, incompetent, ignorant president when the conservative press just has to recycle all of the communiqués by the liberal press from the Nixon administration. Too bad the liberal press doesn’t realize what’s going on. Or maybe they do and have just become jaded about Obama and do nothing for fear of being called racists by their liberal “journalist” brethren.

Accidental Racism

Watch this video and see if you can Spot the Accidental Racism!

Did you see it? Of course you didn’t. You can’t, because only a liberal can spot accidental racism. Intelligent people know there is no such thing. All racism is intentional such as the democrats passing the Fugitive Slave Act in the 1850s or the democrats doing all they could to keep slavery alive before the Civil War or the democrats voting against the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments or the democrats creating the Ku Klux Klan or in the late 19th century, the democrats repealing the civil rights legislation passed by the Republicans or the democrats passing the Jim Crow laws or the democrats lynching blacks or the democrats voting against making lynching a federal crime or the democrats filibustering the civil rights legislation of the mid 1950s or the democrats attacking the civil rights marchers in the late 50s and through the 60s or the passage of democrat LBJ’s “Great Society” which has led to the destruction of the black family.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure ALL racism is intentional.

Why We Fight

The title of this post is the title of a series of documentaries by Frank Capra to help servicemen and civilians understand why we were engaged in WWII. We are at that crossroads again. We are at a serious tipping point in our Republic were we can fall into the hate, suffering, and tyranny of socialism or we can re-establish the greatness that was once this country and lead the world in freedom, liberty, and opportunity.

Today, I had a small part in a protest against Barack Obama’s open borders policy. Here in Santa Rosa at the Earle Street overpass at 11am, over Highway 101, many like-minded individuals came together to show signs, display the flag, and claim and exercise our First Amendment right to speak freely about our displeasure with the current political policies. I will try to remember all that happened and place it in some semblance of order.

First off, I do remember your names but I’ve decided to not post the names. So please don’t be offended that I didn’t mention you by name.

I arrived first at about 10:45 and took a few photos. Mostly to show the garbage that was there before we arrived. Here is an example of what was found and it truly is a “ringing endorsement” of the efficacy of the free needles for junkies campaign.

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Three gentlemen showed up at 11am and started to display their signs and flags as I took photos.

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I was trying to get some pictures of the cars that honked and waved and gave us a thumbs up. Most did.

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However, we would get the odd (and I do mean odd!) person that would give us the one fingered salute or a thumbs down. I guess it never dawned on them that they were flipping off and thumbing down the United States Flag. Proud Obama voters.

One woman then showed up with a sign that said Bad for ALL workers! After a short while a gentleman showed up with this sign.

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He told me that when he displayed this sign at a counter protest to a rally held by the open borders extremists, his life was threatened. I told him I wasn’t surprised since we are talking about liberals. Then a gentleman with this sign showed up.

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He attached it to the mesh fence with some zip ties until a CA Highway Patrol Sargent came by and told us we could display the signs but could not attach them to the fence. He had obviously had run-ins with the liberals that use this footbridge for protests because he saw that we were conservative protesters and all he did was to tell us not to connect the signs to the mesh fence and then he left. This told me that he KNEW we would disconnect the signs because the liberals he encountered would NOT follow that directive. We complied and just held the signs to the fence. As more people showed up more signs and more flags were displayed. At one point, the breeze was stiff enough to make all of the flags stand proudly in the wind.

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One young man showed up with his dog.

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I was speaking to a few of the women that attended and they related stories of how at other protests they encountered sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel that were very antagonistic toward conservative protesters. They even threatened a few with arrest. Maybe they got audited by the IRS and were told to go after conservatives in lieu of a favorable audit.

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There were also a few people that I can only describe as regulars that crossed the footbridge while we were there. A few bicyclists and a few pedestrians. Most said nothing as I guessed that they had encountered sign-waving from the footbridge before. However, one woman walked by taking a video from her cell phone as though video of a group of conservatives claiming and exercising their First Amendment right to free speech was somehow a horrible and ghastly thing to allow. She was followed by this diversity-minded, tolerant, and inclusive liberal.

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Looks to me like she has a little bun…dist in the oven. She was accompanied by a boy holding a Mexican flag. I say that because when she left, so did he. I commented to the woman with whom I was speaking that had this been a protest in support of open borders and that boy was carrying an American flag, he would have been spent the night in the hospital. Oh, wait! That’s not covered by Obamacare. He would have spent the night hanging from a tree.

What upsets me the most is that we have to protest to restore freedom, liberty, and opportunity. When did Superman’s Bizarro World become the norm? My father fought in WWII against people just like Barack Obama. He probably saw the Why We Fight series. I always thought we won WWII. Now I realize that we won the combat phase of WWII. Once the fighting was over, the liberals started fighting by taking over the classrooms and the press, destroying the cities, and murdering unborn babies in a genocidal attempt to wipe out the black race in this country. This is why we fight — to stop liberalism.


Here are the other photos from the event. Click on any photo and you will be taken to the gallery. You can move through the photos by clicking either the left or right arrow around the photo. Scroll down to where you see View full size. Click that and you will get the full size photo for downloading.

The Great Crusade

Today is June 6th. Seventy years ago, on a very bleak and windy Tuesday morning, Operation Neptune, the code name for the naval invasion of Normandy started as thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airmen began the Allied liberation of Europe. The overall operation was called Overlord and was scheduled to last until D +90. At that point, the Allies believed they would be on the south side of the River Seine with the Germans holding the north side. From there, the breakout would happen and Eisenhower’s broad front strategy would slowly consume the German army in the west. Of course, it didn’t happen that way.

There were five invasion beaches, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword, running west to east along the Calvados Coast. The Americans came ashore at Utah and Omaha, while the British used Gold and Sword with the Canadians at Juno. British paratroopers dropped behind Sword Beach to secure vital bridges over the River Orne. American paratroopers dropped behind Utah to secure vital causeways off the beach and to take the important town of Sainte-Mère-Église. At Omaha Beach, the German’s had the entire landing area zeroed in and the casualties were high. Eventually, in small groups, sometimes as small as one or two men, the 1st and 29th Divisions moved inland and secured the Omaha beaches. The invasion went much smoother at the other four beaches with the Canadians at Juno advancing the farthest on that Day of Days.

The Germans reinforced the area around the city of Caen and British General Montgomery failed miserably in his bid to take the city on D-Day, eventually having to destroy the town to take it. Montgomery’s men had most of the German armor facing them while the Americans under General Bradley had to contend with the Norman hedgerows. After nearly two months of brutal fighting, Bradley unleashed Operation Cobra. The Army Air Forces would carpet bomb an area near St. Lo, and the ground troops would rush through the shell-shocked Germans. At that point, General Patton took over 3rd Army, General Hodges took 1st Army from Bradley, and Bradley moved up to command 12th Army Group. Patton replaced the infantry spearheads with armor spearheads and broke out into the flat country south of the Cotentin peninsula. Patton swung his forces west to take the Brest peninsula and also east on a rampage that would end up with 3rd Army helping to seal off the German army and take bridges over the River Seine. Less than a year later, in May of 1945, the German Army surrendered and The Great Crusade was over.

One of the finest books on the subject is D-Day, by Stephen E. Ambrose. If you haven’t read it, do so. It details the details of the invasion. The most fascinating detail to me was the order in which every unit had to hit each specific beach. On a floor in Allied HQ, thousands of 3×5 cards containing information about each unit were placed in the order of when they would hit the beaches. If any data changed for a unit, someone had to go retrieve the card, make the change, and then put it back. These cards were shuffled to and fro until the commanders were satisfied. The entire invasion was planned and executed without the aid of any computer. Amazing! And the most amazing thing was that they were able to keep the invasion secret. The Germans never knew the invasion area was to be Normandy, even with thousands of little 3×5 cards floating around.

For those that put themselves in harm’s way to keep us from harm — Thank You.

Obamacare Survivor

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Well, another season of Survivor is in the books. Personally, I don’t watch it. As I understand it, the guy that everybody hated was the winner. So I guess it’s like the last two presidential elections.

And speaking of inept, incompetent, and ignorant anti-American, muslim, marxist, leninist, socialists, Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare, keeps claiming more and more victims. Millions of people have lost healthcare plans that the democrats claimed they would get to keep. Mind you, those healthcare plans were what the people liked, not what the government liked. So they had to go. It’s a shame that the press doesn’t report more thoroughly on this. They’d rather just take the talking points from Jay Carney and report the lies, breathlessly!, about how Obamacare is working.

If the number of people that have been thrown off of their healthcare plans were spoken about to the same extent and with the same degree of interest as those that are thrown off of Survivor, the democrats would not win a single seat in the elections this November.

My Day Shopping…or…the Outlets to My Frustration

Today, my wife decided that we needed to take a field trip. Well…a shopping trip. Nothing wrong with that except she wanted to go to the Vacaville Outlet Stores. That’s a 60+ mile trip from our house and in the ObamaEconomy, gas is at $4.25 per gallon and rising. That type of frivolity can add up fast. I relented because I thought it would be good to see what type of prices the “outlet” stores have. I mean, they are “outlet” stores with the goods straight from the maker so the prices should be lower…right? That was my first mistake. Believing that outlet stores have lower prices. I’ll have more to say about the prices later.

tesla-parking Let’s start at the beginning. We parked the car and started our walk around the stores. This was the first thing I saw. Yes, those are electric car charging stations. But not just ANY electric car. They are TESLA electric car chargers. Which means that TESLA has somehow convinced the management at the Vacaville Outlet Stores to allow people to recharge their non polluting, green, eco-friendly, Gaia-loving, non genetically engineered electric cars on the people’s dime! The people? Well, who do YOU think is paying for the electricity? These are NOT kiosks that have a payment method included.

tesla-charger I walked all around these charging stations and the only thing there, is the portal-like stand with a TESLA-specific charging handle. I found no way to make a payment. Which means that the electricity used is charged by PG&E to the outlet stores management who passes it on in rental and other costs to the stores who pass it on in the form of higher prices to the consumers. Wonderful. And I know you know this: the electricity is created by burning coal or from nuclear power plants. So these cars are NOT eco-friendly. At least by the standards that liberals themselves have set. Not for THEMselves. For everyone ELSE. I was thinking this was NOT the way to start a day shopping but I figured if it started out at the bottom, it HAD to get better. It HAS to get better…doesn’t it? Please?

Not really. The prices were just as, if not more, expensive as if we were shopping close to home. One of the stores is called Restoration Hardware. It has nothing to do with restorations and it doesn’t stock any hardware. It’s a furniture store. An upscale furniture store. An expensive upscale furniture store. A VERY expensive upscale furniture store. There was a wood dining room table. For $3,552. I think it was teak. It had damn well better have been teak and the nuts and bolts should have been solid gold. But it was just a wood table. Just. A. Wood. Table. This was NOT some one-off piece of furniture created by Norm Abram at The New Yankee Workshop. It was just a wood table. A $3,552 wood table.

We also visited a store called Coach. Silly me! I thought it was a sporting goods store! It’s a lady’s handbag store. Though I’m fairly certain that the male-looking employees have male DNA, I just don’t know if they put it to use with the ladies. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here is a sample of the wares in the store called Coach.

doilie-handbagGuess what the price is for this handbag? No, you’re wrong. You’re still wrong. Nope. Not even getting warm. That handbag is exactly what you see. One piece of outer material with holes in it and no lining. It costs $400. Yes. It. Does. There are many things to buy worth $400 but the key word here is “worth.” This looks like some grandmother glued all her doilies together and put handles on it. Jeebus!

By this time, my feet were hurting a bit and I wanted to sit down for a few minutes. We found a food court that served coffee drinks. I ordered just a coffee. My wife ordered an iced caramel macchiato. She also got a coffee — with something in it that gave it a coffe-and-cream color. When she complained, the girl put some ice in a clear plastic cup and poured my wife’s coffee over it. All of the ice melted. So my wife had to add more ice to cool it to the temperature of an iced coffee drink. Think of the weakest coffee you have ever tasted. It was weaker than that.

We finally decided to call it quits and go home. On our way to the freeway, we saw an Amichi’s restaurant in the Nut Tree center. So we pulled in and had a late pizza lunch. I had the Amichi’s combo and my wife had something that I wouldn’t eat but she liked. And I liked my pizza too. It was OUTSTANDING! The Alley Cat Pale Ale went perfectly with the pizza. It ended the shopping trip on an up note.

really-miss-reaganWell, what ended the trip on an up note was when we got in the car to go home. I spotted this bumper loaded with a few stickers. At first I thought, “California. What liberal message will be on these?” Then I looked closer. WOO-HOO! Yes-sir-ree! A real American in California. Wow! Thank you, sir. I really miss President Reagan too. Our last REAL president. Thank you for supporting our 2nd Amendment rights and for supporting MagPul as well. It sure made the trip home much better!

Underwear as a political statement

So, I’m on-line checking on prices for mens underwear. At the Wal-Mart site, I check the Fruit of the Loom briefs, see the price (reasonable), and then I notice the comments. Comments? For underwear? I understand comments about TVs or audio equipment, but underwear? They fit or they don’t fit. If they’re too big, you buy the next size down and then wait about 5 years and the first ones will fit. Come on! This is MALE logic. It’s not flawless logic but it works for us guys.

On the other hand, I’ll bet that what you didn’t know was that mens underwear is also a political statement. Well, it is. And from reading this buyer’s comment, I’d say he nails it! And you thought it was all about comfort and price!

You have to read this comment!

 

I’ve finally got a job!!!

After two years and two months of being one of Obama’s unexpected, I am now a member of the employed. I’ve been working since December 2nd but I wanted to wait to pass along the news until I got my first paycheck. I guess that kind of makes it real. I’m sure some of you have noticed I’m not around much. Or, maybe you haven’t!

It’s strange to be working again after 2 years of looking for work. Which is a job in itself. For my entire life, I had never been out of a job for longer than 3-4 weeks. My wife once told me when a previous employer went out of business, “I don’t worry about you being out of work because you always find a job so quickly.” That time, I found a job just 3 weeks later.

But this time it’s different. We have a brain-dead, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing socialist in the White House who couldn’t care about the unemployed. I remember when Ronald Reagan was president. He CARED that people were unemployed. So much so that he went to the mat for the unemployed and got taxes cut, even though both houses of congress were run by the democrats. When those tax cuts took effect, the unemployment rate dropped. But Obama cares so little about the working people who are the backbone of this country. And while I’m not sure who the brain is, I sure know who the rectum is.

As for my job, it’s very good and I do like it. I am learning a lot about the medical profession and medical terminology. And even though it is not in my chosen career path, it is a solid job that has allowed me to get my foot in the door. However, in ObamaLand you no longer have a career — you have a job. And this one is $20 an hour less than what I was making. But it’s in town so my commute is minutes instead of hours and the team I work with makes the job worth so much more. For me, the glass is half FULL!

But, there is one thing I will continue to do. If I am ever polled again by a national polling agency, I am unemployed but still looking for work. That way, the unemployment rate cannot go down because of me. As a matter of fact, it should go up. If Obama is cooking the employment books, then I can lie about my status as unemployed. And all of you should as well. Never give Obama that satisfaction. He is doing nothing to help the unemployed. We should do nothing to help him.

My son kicks ass…

…in his high school debate.

My son had to choose to be a United States Senator for his government class. They were learning about Senate debates and each of the students had to be a specific Senator for this particular class assignment. So my son chose…

Senator Ted Cruz!!!

ka-BAM!  I’ll bet his teacher got the vapors over that one! He had to do some research on Senator Cruz and learned a lot about him. My son didn’t know he had been born in Canada. I told him that Mr. Cruz has renounced his Canadian citizenship because this fight we are in, he has said, is all about the United States.

Anyway, today was the start of the debates in class. One topic was the rights of the father in a pregnancy. He said some girl stood up and took the typical feminist tack that it is the woman’s right to choose and that the man is not involved. My son stood up and said, “You involved the man the instant you had unprotected sex with him.”

The second topic was the sanctity of marriage. One student was arguing that it doesn’t matter who you marry, it’s your right to marry who you choose. My son asked the question that Dr. Thomas Sowell asked, “If polygamists weren’t allowed to redefine marriage to suit themselves, why should homosexuals be allowed to?”

When the discussions ended, each student had to mark who made the best discussion points. The students around my son all marked him down as the one that made the best arguments!

Thank you Senator Cruz for your highly informative and intelligent statements!

Even with Oswald, it’s still a conspiracy

Picture yourself as a “lone gunman” who has military experience. You are getting help from NO ONE. That is the definition of lone gunman; even the smallest amount of assistance from one other person means conspiracy. (One quick side note here. During the Warren Commission hearings, the first thing that former CIA Chief Allen Dulles did was to try to convince the other members that all other presidential assassination attempts, successful or not, had been done by a “lone gunman.” One of the commissioners asked about the Lincoln assassination citing 100 years of history books that proved there were four conspirators. Dulles claimed that John Wilkes Booth was such a forceful personality and did most of the work, it was in essence, the work of a lone gunman. Someone then asked about the assassination attempt by multiple Puerto Rican nationalists on President Truman that had happened just over 10 years before. Again, Dulles, not wanting to admit to a conspiracy said the multiple shooters were so focused on just one goal, it was a “lone gunman.” You can see that even with 100 years of evidence against him, Dulles was trying, at the earliest possible date, to keep the commission from finding a conspiracy. Back to the narrative.)

The only thing that matters to you is WHERE you are shooting FROM. Your perch is everything. Wrong shooting perch, ineffective assassination. Your shooting platform also decides which type of gun you will use. If your target is a mile away, you’d probably want to use a Barret .50 Caliber. On the other hand, if you’re going to be rubbing shoulders with your target, a .38 caliber snub-nose revolver will do. You certainly wouldn’t use the Barrett up close or the .38 at long distance. And you can’t just make a stupid GUESS about from where you will shoot. You must reason out the best spot to shoot from. Since the president is visiting Dallas, you would rightly assume he will pass through Dealey Plaza (the birthplace of Dallas).

You look at Dealey Plaza. Houston Street borders it on the East (the top of the linked photo) and the Triple Overpass on the West (bottom of the photo). Elm Street is the Northern border and Commerce Street is the Southern border (Elm is one-way East to West and Commerce is one-way West to East). It is bisected by Main Street running East/West (top to bottom in the photo). You see it is a mirror image, North/South. You know the president will land at Love Field which is Northwest of Dealey Plaza. So there are a few directions the motorcade may take. However, the president is set to visit the Dallas Trade Mart which is located on the Stemmons Freeway. So, the best direction for him to come would seem to be South on Houston, a shallow right on Elm, under the Triple Overpass, and then off to the Stemmons Freeway. So you get a job at the only business available on the East side of the plaza — the Texas School Book Depository — to position yourself for a shot coming down Houston and turning onto Elm. All other buildings surrounding the plaza are gov’t buildings.

Then you see a problem. If the motorcade comes down Main Street and just keeps on going, the limo will be way out of range of the TSBD. Of course, if the motorcade turns North on Houston you get a shot at the president coming right at you. If the motorcade then turns onto Elm, you’ll get a shot of him going away from you. Sounds good, but Secret Service regulations forbid the presidential limo from making a turn of more than 45 degrees or dropping speed below 45 mph. If the motorcade turned North on Houston from Main and then West on Elm from Houston, they would be committing four separate violations of Secret Service regulations in the space of one city block. You know that ain’t gonna happen and as a lone gunman having to rely on only yourself, you’re not going to count on THAT much luck. So you need to find a perch where you will have the best possible shot whichever direction the motorcade takes.

You look at the Triple Overpass. All three roads converge under it (Elm, Main, and Commerce, North to South). As the convergence comes out the other side, there is a convenient on-ramp to the Stemmons Freeway whether you take Elm or Main. If you place yourself between Elm and Main on the Triple Overpass, you can shift your shooting angle between the two, depending on which way the motorcade comes. It doesn’t matter if they come down Houston and turn onto Elm or come straight down Main (neither of which violates regulations). Even if they DO violate regulations and come down Main, turn on Houston and then on Elm, you STILL get a shot. And the best part of the Triple Overpass is that the presidential limo is coming to YOU! Which means you don’t need a 30-06 or a .308 hunting rifle. The target will be closing toward your position. You can use a less expensive rifle with less powerful ammunition because you’re not having to make the adjustments as the target gets farther away. In case you’re interested, the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle (6.5mm rounds) retailed for just about $20.00, mail order. If the president comes through Dealey Plaza (very likely) and needs to end up at the Dallas Trade Mart, the best place to be to assassinate him is the Triple Overpass.

However, you choose the TSBD because you’re hoping he will come down Houston and turn onto Elm and just chance it that he won’t come down Main. So you setup your “sniper’s nest” on the 6th floor of the TSBD and wait for the motorcade. You see it’s heading West on Main toward the plaza and your heart drops. Then it inexplicably turns onto Houston and then on Elm and you have your shot! How LUCKY can you be?! You counted on the wildest luck to have the Secret Service violate its own regulations and it happened! You take your shot while the limo is practically stopped on Elm and you kill the president. Then your dream is over and ends in complete failure because while headed West on Main Street, the president leans forward towards the driver and says, “Driver, don’t turn right here. Just continue strait through the plaza.”

The only way that Oswald would choose the TSBD is because he was TOLD to be there. He filled out the job application to work at the TSBD just 38 days before the assassination. He KNEW the Secret Service would violate regulations, because that is the kind of “luck” you DON’T count on. He KNEW the route in advance. He HAD to because there is NO REASON that a lone gunman would choose the TSBD if the route could have been Main Street, straight through the plaza, which would screw his shooting solution to hell. The TSBD makes NO SENSE for a lone gunman, reasoning out the best possible shooting position, because it is one of the worst assassination positions possible. While on the other hand, the Triple Overpass is the near perfect shooting perch because it gave him the best shooting position no matter which way the motorcade took. If you get Oswald as the shooter, it’s still a conspiracy.

I’m important!

Posted by Stranded in Sonoma

No, not im-PO-tent, im-POR-tant.

I would like to thank Marooned in Marin for recognizing me as one of the web’s Most Influential Bloggers. Wow. It’s a bit of a weight but it is something all of us conservative bloggers know we are capable of carrying. We take our cue from good people like Andrew Breitbart who gave the liberals what we conservatives have had to take for so long. They hated it, but you knew Andrew had won, the day of Anthony Weiner’s press conference. Weiner refused to show and Andrew was just in the crowd to ask questions. A few in the old media started asking Andrew questions and pretty soon he was on stage and it was HIS press conference and he made sure everyone knew the truth. I would have loved to have seen Andrew Breitbart sink his teeth into Obama’s Benghazi policy. (I refuse to call them scandals. They are POLICY. A scandal is when you are found in bed with a dead woman or a live man.)

This is not a suck up but when I first read Marooned in Marin I realized that was something I could do as well. Living just north in Sonoma County there were many local issues I wanted to cover. I keep telling myself I’ll give up much of the national coverage and dig into the local California and North Bay issues. I keep telling myself that.

As for the recognition, I have been tasked with answering 7 questions. Here they are.

1. What shaped your current political philosophy?

I was in high school during the Watergate hearings and I remember that my mother was SO angry because they pre-empted Jeopardy! to show the hearings. She hated that and was very adamant about her distaste for the democrat showboating. Especially over a case of misdemeanor breaking and entering. However, as the hearings progressed, more information about Nixon was revealed. His proclivity for abuse of the IRS investigative power really angered me. Then in my senior year we had to take Government as a graduation requirement. The teacher told us of how FDR used to read the tax returns of prominent people and have the IRS investigate people he didn’t like. The way she said it was so flippant as if “All presidents do this.” That’s when I questioned the entire reason for the Watergate hearings. Why investigate a misdemeanor and it’s cover up and then act so sanctimonious about the IRS investigations of Nixon when FDR did the same thing and that was no big deal? It’s okay for democrats but not Republicans? You can see I was fighting the liberal indoctrination early.

Then I read a book called MiG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lieutenant Belenko by John Barron. In it, Victor Belenko tells of how as The New Soviet Man, he was shown some movies of bread and soup lines in the United States. He later found out they were from 1935-era depression newsreels even though he was told that this was a typical occurrence in every day America in the mid 1960s. Then, he did something that he told no one about: he asked a question to himself. He asked, “Okay, those are bread lines. But who owns all those cars I see parked and driving in the background?” Oooops! He realized the fallacy of liberal socialism because its propaganda cannot stand up to the simplest of scrutiny.

That’s when I started asking questions of democrat policy and found they were no different than the socialism that Mr. Belenko questioned. And those democrat policies wilted before the simplest of questions. I had already voted for Gerald Ford in 1976 and this just solidified my vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980. I have voted Republican ever since and consider myself a conservative. A proud conservative.

2. Do you see a resurgence of the Tea Party movement before the 2014 mid-term elections? Why or why not?

No, I do not. The press in this country is very good at showing the LoFo’s (low information voters) just what they want them to see. In the Zimmerman case, the police had all of the raw evidence and refused to charge Mr. Zimmerman because they knew it wasn’t murder. However, the PRESS had the same raw evidence, but ALTERED it to make it look like Mr. Zimmerman was a racist and eventually got Obama/Jarret/Holder involved. Those three got the police chief removed and replaced with someone more “compliant.” Then Mr. Zimmerman was charged with murder. The press will just send their attack dogs after the Tea Party, lie about what they are, and the LoFo’s will come out in force to stop them — against their own best interests. The Tea Party will still be there but we’ll lose the House because RINOs like John Boehner hate the Tea Party and he will help the democrats win.

3. What is the most unreported political story that is being ignored by the “mainstream” media?

I would have to say the policy of Obama/Jarrett to use the IRS as a political hammer. When Nixon did it, they thought it was bad. When Obama got caught doing it, it was a phony scandal. What the old media isn’t doing is looking at the history of presidents doing this. For the last 100 years, practically every president (and certainly every democrat president) has used the IRS to attack his political opponents. This will never stop as long as the income tax remains. The only reason the IRS does this is because they can do this. Their mere existence gives unscrupulous presidents the ability to hammer their political opponents. If you want this to stop, you have to repeal the 16th amendment and gut the IRS. If you don’t want to repeal the 16th amendment and don’t want to gut the IRS, then you approve of presidents using them for deceitful and unethical actions. There is no middle ground here; either you abhor Gestapo-esque tactics or you approve of them.

4. Who do you see as a rising conservative name to watch?

Difficult, due to the fact that the GOP will always pick the biggest RINO and he will get the lion’s share of money and advertising that will bury a conservative. Here in California, most Republicans are pretty squishy. So, I’ll choose Nancy Mace of South Carolina. This is just an initial look and an opinion based on printed information. Read her bio. She sounds like a good conservative choice for South Carolina. Because Lindsey Graham is anything but that.

5. What do you do like to do away from blogging/political activism?

In no particular order: Photography. Cars. Airplanes. Music. Old movies.

6. Which do you prefer: Beach or Mountains?

Beach. There is nothing better than sharing a sunset over the Pacific Ocean with a special someone while listening to great music.

7. What is a quote you like to live by?

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
— Will Rogers

Now, in keeping with the tradition, I will choose some bloggers that I respect and admire. Followed by the 7 dreaded questions they must answer.

Merry Poppet

Dianny, at All the Right Snark

Victory Girls

Okay, Ladies. Here are the rules.

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Answer 7 questions decided upon by your nominator.

4. Nominate (no limit of nominations) other bloggers for this award and link back to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the award requirements.

Now you have to answer these seven questions and nominate other worthy bloggers.

1. If you could interview anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

2. If Hillary Clinton gets the 2016 nomination, who will be her running mate?

3. Who is your early pick for the 2016 Republican nomination?

4. Will Valerie Jarrett ever be subpoenaed by Congress to testify? Why or why not?

5. Who is your personal hero and why?

6. If you could write the definitive history of the Obama administration, name the book and write a (short) prologue.

7. Beans and Franks or Quiche and Salad?

If you want to make the prologue longer, that’s fine. If you want to write the entire book, that’s fine too! I’ll buy a copy!  

 

Big LoFo Brother

Posted by Stranded in Sonoma

Oh, geez! It’s Big Brother time again! How do you spell the sound you make when you projectile vomit?

These low information brain donors are worse than useless. They take time away from my TV viewing pleasure. My wife loves to watch it and I’m not sure why. So when I walk downstairs, I have to be subjected to a bunch of bratty LoFo Obama voters tell everyone their strategy to win…a game that will change their life not one whit because they will squander any winnings by donating it all to Planned Parenthood. It’s a shame more donations weren’t given to Planned Parenthood about 25 years ago.

Whenever any of these clods speaks (I’m still not sure it’s English they’re speaking) it’s as if someone took a three-pronged garden rake and dragged it across a chalkboard. Thank God I keep the Tylenol downstairs. All I’m trying to do is get a bite to eat or something to drink and I’m subjected to some rocket surgeon tell me in all of their breathless detail who they plan on removing from the game. Then the shot is cut to a few of the Obama voters conspiring as to their (use your best deep announcer’s voice here), Grand Strategy! Whenever I see that, all I can think about is the video below. Just put them and this “show” out of my misery.

Shoot zem. Shoot zem both.

 

 

That’s America!

Posted by Stranded in Sonoma

1 — You’re a woman and you see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and say, “I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Direct Marketing.

2 — You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy. One of your friends goes up to him and, pointing at you, says, “She’s fantastic in bed.” That’s Advertising.

3 — You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and get his telephone number. The next day you call and say, “Hi, I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Telemarketing.

4 — You see a guy at a party; you straighten your dress, walk up to him and pour him a drink. You say, “May I?” and reach up to straighten his tie, brushing your breast lightly against his arm, and then you add, “By the way, I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Public Relations.

5 — You’re at a party and see a handsome guy. He walks up to you and says, “I hear you’re fantastic in bed.” That’s Brand Recognition.

6 — You’re at a party and see a handsome guy. He fancies you, but you talk him into going home with your friend. That’s a Sales Rep.

7 — Your friend can’t satisfy him so he calls you. That’s Tech Support.

8 — You’re on your way to a party when you realize that there could be handsome men in all these houses you’re passing, so you climb onto the car’s roof and shout at the top of your lungs, “I’m fantastic in bed!” That’s Junk Mail.

9 — You are at a party and this distinguished man walks up to you and grabs your ass. That’s Bill Clinton.

10 — You liked it, but twenty years later your attorney decides you were offended.
That’s America!