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Thursday
May022013

Hoplophobia - the Homophobia of Today's Progressives 

HOPLOPHOBIA - irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against guns and firearms
HOMOPHOBIA- irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.

In America today both the main stream media and education system constantly praise homosexuals as heroes while vilifying all guns and firearms owners.  The message is crystal clear: All homosexuals are good. All gun owners are bad.  The Second Amendment no longer applies.

There is no greater danger to our Constitutional Republic and the Freedoms we are guaranted in the Bill of Rights, than Progressives.  PERIOD.
David Cole Withrow is a Princeton, North Carolina High School honors student who was arrested Monday and charged with a felony for having a shotgun in his truck in the school parking lot.

Yesterday, Todd Starnes reported on FOX News and Commentary that Eagle Scout Cole Withrow was just a few weeks from graduating with honors from his North Carolina high school, but now the active church member is facing a felony weapons charge and a precarious future after accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot.

Most members of the Johnston County community, just southeast of Raleigh believe the 18-year-old is paying far too big a price for an honest mistake. Withrow had been skeet shooting with friends a day before, and only noticed he had left his shotgun in his truck on Monday morning as he reached to grab his book bag, said family friend Kimberly Boykin. When he realized his mistake, rather than leave school grounds, he went to the front office to call his mother for help.

“He didn’t know what to do,” Boykin, whose son is friends with Withrow, told Fox News. “If you jump in the truck and leave, then they get you for skipping school. Once you are there you have to say.

“I think it’s an injustice for this young man,” she added. “He’s a good guy. He’s loved by his classmates and his teachers. You don’t become an Eagle Scout by being a bad seed.”

She said the school district is sending a very bad message to students. Ya think?  A 17 year old Rapper in Chicago recently received probation for pointing a loaded handgun at a police officer.  Chicago is the largest Gun Free Zone in America yet has more gun crime, including murder than any other city in America.

Withrow, who did his senior class project on gun safety, locked the gun in his truck before going to call his mother. But when he asked her to come and take the gun, the trouble started.

“He was overheard in a private conversation with his mother explaining what happened,” Boykin said. “He could have told a story, but he told the truth.”

A spokesperson for Johnston County Schools confirmed to Fox News that they found the shotgun in Withrow’s locked vehicle.

“The law is very clear when a person knowingly and willingly brings a weapon onto educational property,” spokesperson Tracey Peedin Jones said. “The situation was turned over to law enforcement immediately.”

Boykin said he was also expelled for 365 days – meaning that he will not be able to graduate from high school.

NRA News reported last night that two teachers received 3 days suspension, after they previously self reported accidently leaving their hunting guns in vehicles parked at the same school. The teachers were not arrested nor charged with a crime. 

ABC News is reporting that according to law enforcement officials, punishments are not the same for students and school administrators who commit crimes on school property in Johnston County.

One day after a Johnston County high school senior was expelled for having an unloaded gun on campus, ABC11 learned administrators only suspended an assistant principal for three days at the same school for a similar incident last year.

Withrow’s arrest has sparked outrage across this small town, southeast of Raleigh. A Facebook page has been launched to generate support for the boy – and students have launched a Twitter hash-tag “#FREECOLE.”

“He is very honest and respectable and would never intentionally try to hurt anyone,” said classmate Kelcie Thomas. “It was an honest mistake and my whole school is backing him up and supporting him fully.”

The Withrow family is not talking to the media on the advice of their attorney – but Boykin said the family is just heartbroken.

The school system is standing by their decision.

“Administration reacted promptly and the proper procedures and protocol were followed,” Jones said. “The situation was turned over to law enforcement immediately. As a result of our investigation, it is our best determination that students and staff were safe at all times.”

Boykin said the problem is that the laws are black and white.

“There’s no room for gray area,” she said. “There’s no room for discretion for human error.”

While his future remains unclear, Boykin said an encounter last week sums up the character of Cole Withrow.

“The kids got their caps and gowns on Friday and after school a group of them went to a local Mexican restaurant,” she recounted.

“They were being loud teenagers and carrying on – but when the waiter brought their food – the table got quiet. They all bowed their heads and they said the blessing. Cole was one of those kids.”

Boykin said she cried when another mom told her that story.

“They don’t always make the right decisions,” she said. “But I don’t know what other kind of decision he could have made at that point.”

Like many in this town of 1,000 residents, Boykin is dumbfounded.

“Honestly, my heart just broke,” she said. “I know that it was just an honest mistake.”

Coles future is uncertain. He was admitted to Campbell University and East Carolina University to attend school in fall. He was also awarded scholarships, but because he is currently charged with a felony and will not graduate, he will not able to attend college and could face prison.

Wake up America.  Progressives are the problem and we the people are the solution. 

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that theyre ignorant; its just that they know so much that isnt so. -Ronald Reagan

Friday
Apr192013

Progressives Emboldened By Obama ?

Warning: If you are offended by foul four letter words, dont read this post

We started writing this blog almost five years ago, naively thinking that retirement would be so interesting that people would actually come here to read about my daily adventures.  It took less than a month for me to ditch that theory! Writing about finding caffeine free Iced Tea for half price at Kroger isnt going to entice readers to come back to read about 5 for $5!

But yesterday something happened at my local Kroger that readers may find interesting.  As most of you know, I live in Tarrant County, Texas which is serious Red State territory.  My Congressman is Joe Barton and my Senators are Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.  Its a rare day that I dont see at least one NRA sticker at my local shopping center. I cant remember ever spotting an Obama bumper sticker in my local Kroger parking lot.

A cold front moved through yesterday so I wore my jacket and cap to the Kroger in search of a $6 hot lunch.  This tactical jacket has American and Gadsden flag Velcro patches on the sleeves.

While looking over the lunch specials, I noticed an angry looking old white guy giving me the stink eye.  He had circled me twice before while I was squeezing melons in the produce department.  On his third pass by the deli, he worked up enough courage to speak to me, Can I ask if you were in the military? I told him no and he immediately shook his head in disgust and walked away mumbling thats what I thought.

I let it go, not saying a word back to him, though I did think, what an asshole!  After I ordered my lunch he walked over to me again. Without me saying a work he began to explain his curiosity, The reason I asked is that some of those tea baggers

He continued making his unsolicited political statement but I couldnt tell you a word that he said after tea baggers.  You may get away with poking a grazing bull once, but if you go back and wave a red flag in his face, theres a good chance you will get an angry reaction.  The Wolf instantly accommodated, turning into a raging Bull.

Did you just call me a tea bagger?  He responded, Uh, well no, its just that most of those tea baggers who have never served their country  The Wolf cut him off in mid sentence.  First of all, Im not a tea bagger.  Im a Tea Party patriot.  Secondly, you have no idea who I am or what I have done in my life.

I then inquired, Do you think if I was an African American wearing an Obama t-shirt you could get away with walking up to me in the Kroger and start yapping aboutthose niggers yada, yada, yada? 

The only thing I regret about the encounter, is that I didnt think to snap a photo of the look on his face with my iPhone at that very moment!  The readers who know me personally, already know whats coming.  The Wolf continued to twist off.

Who the fuck do you think you are, invading my personal space, using the intentionally derogatory and provocative term tea bagger?  You know nothing about me except that Im wearing a patriotic jacket and cap and yet you feel comfortable walking up to me insulting my patriotism with bigoted remarks? At that point he tried to rationalize that he wasnt talking about me, but what bothered him was those other tea baggers WTF ?

I cut him off immediately, Let me tell you what bothers ME.  Progressives who feel they have a right to infringe upon my space at the Kroger Deli counter, spewing derogatory political speech while insulting my patriotism.  I dont give a fuck what you think about anything, none the less I will not stand here and let you insult Tea Party patriots by referring to us as tea baggers, a phrase coined long before you Progressives hijacked it from the gay community!

At that point he seemed to realize that his mouth had written a check that his ass couldnt cash and he started to do some serious craw fishing.  But I didnt want to hear it.  I walked away but not before I said, I dont know where you come from nor do I give a flying fuck, but youre in Texas now.  Next time you might consider taking a differnt approach to sharing your progressive political views with a redneck wearing Dont Tread on Me patches on his tactical jacket!

I finished my shopping and of course, ten minutes later we hit the same register at the same exact moment!  Again, he starts with his lame apologies and I shit you not, he again refers to tea baggers.  I had calmed down during my stroll through the refrigerated section, so I just shook my head, youre apologizing to me in one sentence and saying tea baggers in the next? As I walked away, I said  I not only dont accept your apology, assholes like you guarantee that I spend the rest of my life using my time and my treasure to support the TEA PARTY. Have a nice day.  This is when I needed to take a photo of the check out clerks face!

Look, I understand that jacket makes a political statement.  Thats why I wear it.  I dont have a problem with anyone using it as a jumping off point to express their opposing political views to me.   Im all for freedom.  This is America and the Bill of Rights is what makes our country the greatest in the world. 

But I have zero tolerance for Progressive PC hypocrisy.  Using the inflammatory, intentionally insulting term tea bagger is exactly the same as calling an African American a nigger or a female a cunt.  How long to you think it would take for the cops to get to Kroger if you walked up to an African American customer wearing an Obama T-shirt, and started talking about those niggers?

Yet emboldened by the  hypocrisy of the Obamanation, the likes of Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz call Tea Party supporters tea baggers on MSNBC every week without any repercussions. And now their minions think they can shovel that shit in my face at the Kroger? Not on my watch!

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

Friday
Apr122013

NOW IS THE TIME to Hijack #NowIsTheTime Hashtag 

The White House is using left wing Social Media service Thunderclap to schedule tweets in their massive Twitter/Facebook gun grab campaign. Over 10,000 Progressives have already signed up to participate in the propaganda blitz.

The campaign is designed to trigger automated messages on the pages of people who sign up at a designated time. They are going to “Twitter-bomb” and create a strong presence on Facebook 24/7/365 using the hashtag #NowIsTheTime.

We the people are hijacking the hastag #NowIsTheTime in this fight for our civil rights. So far this is working well. If you search #nowisthetime on twitter, you will find most of the posts support the right side in the freedom fight.

We must keep it going.  Use the hashtag #NowIsTheTime in all of your Tweets.

You can also click on Self Defense Story Archive and Tweet as many stories as you want using the Tweet button at the top of each story, which will automatically include #nowisthetime hashtag. Do this EVERY DAY while gun control legislation is being debated in Congress.

The White House is using this Progressive Party tactic to make it appear the gun banners have more support than they actually have.  They control education and the both the entertainment and news media.  We can prevent them from taking over social media.

Use #NowIsTheTime on all of your tweets. If you don’t have a Twitter account, create one now. You can do so anonymously. You only have to create a user name and can use an anonymous email account.

Click Here to read Reddit post about hijacking the #NowIsTheTime hashtag.

Thursday
Apr042013

The Progressive Church Seeks to Destroy America 

Progressives are a clear and present danger to the Republic.  Liberals used to be the loyal opposition to Conservatives in American politics.  But now the Democrat Party is controlled by liberal fascists known as Progressives who work full time to subvert the Constitution of the Republic to achieve their statist agenda.

Recently I read an article called The Great Progressive Church written by Robert A. Hall that was originally posted on the American Thinker in December 2012:

Psychologists say that people need religion in one form or another, and will always invent a theology if they are not given one. Im not the first to notice that the rise of thetic, unchurched, Godless Secular Humanists has resulted in liberals meeting this human need by converting Progressive Ideology into religious doctrine and admiration for Progressive leaders into unquestioning worship. Self-righteous calls for civility aside, this explains why they get so angry and vicious when you challenge any of their tenets. You are not disagreeing with them over policy. You are attacking the core of their religion, and their reaction is often the same as if you told a member of the Westboro Baptist Church that Jesus wasnt divine or a member of the Muslim Brotherhood that Mohammad was a fake. Blasphemy cannot be tolerated by fundamentalists of any stripe.

To understand the Progressive Church, you must first understand that for them, intentions matter, not results for real people. If they can feel all warm and fuzzy about intendions, the actually outcomes are of no interest. Note that they find no cognitive dissonance when their principles collide with each other or with reality they just ignore it, in the grand tradition of many great religions.

And just as some Christians believe in The Elect of God people pre-chosen for salvation the Progressive Church has groups of the elect and groups of despised infidels who are not going to heaven. But as with many religions, you can join the Progressive Church and be among the saved by accepting all the canons and renouncing other political beliefs.

The Progressive Elect are Muslims, Gays, Blacks, Hispanics, Women, the Poor, and Union Members. Ive tried to put this in order, but it changes frequently as the Progressive Mullahs issue a new Fatwa. And Im sure Ive missed some. Thus, right now, Gays trump Blacks, but Muslims trump Gays. So if conservatives oppose gay marriage it is an atrocity, but if Muslims call for the murder of gays, it is a heartwarming display of Multiculturalism.

Of course, all Professing Progressives are among the Elect, including wealthy Progressives, though wealthy non-Progressives are among the worst of the infidels.

Among the Canons of the Progressive Church are:

Multiculturalism. This trumps almost everything right now. Any mention of Islamist violence is, for example, Islamophobic, and truth is not a defense.

Environmentalism. Progressives make much of their support for the poor, but are willing to grind them into poverty to feel all green and fuzzy. So pumping corn into alternative biofuel while starving the Third World is tough for the hungry, but high on the list of revered behaviors. The Third World poor dont vote here, after all. Global Warming must be accepted and believed, and the poor must tithe to Al Gore to reduce carbon emissions, regardless of cost. The cascading failures of tax-supported green energy companies dont signify, because intentions matter, not results. Looking at any contrary evidence is blasphemy, and not permitted, just as the Medieval divines convicted Galileo of heresy for claiming that the Earth revolved around the sun-and to look at the evidence was not permitted.

Gay Rights. Universities kept military recruiters off campus because of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy ordered by Progressive Mullah Bill Clinton. Go figure. Gay rights in the U.S. are sacrosanct. Gays being executed in Muslim countries are not worth mentioning - they dont vote for or contribute to Democrats, after all. 

One of the interesting features of the Progressive Church is their ability to believe that any policy disagreement with Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Susan Rice or Charlie Rangel grows out of your brutal Jim Crow racism, but that their most egregious, vile attacks on Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, Colin Powel, Allan West, or Mia Love were entirely based on disagreement with their policies and actions. Sure. And Jesse Jackson can declare Budweiser racist, not fit to drink for Progressives, until Bud rewarded his sons with lucrative beer distributorships, when a fatwa was issued making Bud hahal for Progressives to consume again. Racial blackmail is perfectly acceptable to the Progressive Church.  Racism drives everything non-Progressives do according to the tenents of the Great Progressive Church.

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. All royalties go to help wounded vets, but for a free PDF of this 80-page book, write him at tartanmarine@gmail.com

Tuesday
Mar192013

Progressives Hate the NRA - Go Figure?

Progressives are a peculiar bunch.  They spend time and treasure defending freedom of choice.  But their right to choose is usually limited to abortion.  How can a Progressive poster girl Rachel Maddow so passionately support the killing of unborn innocent children night after night on MSNBC, while vigorously protesting the death penalty for murderers of innocents, including children? 

Progressives rather vilify the NRA than the KKK.

The NRA was founded in 1871 after the Civil War by Army and Navy Journal editor William Conant Church and General George Wood Wingate of the Union Army, who were both dismayed at the horrible accuracy of Union soldiers during the Civil War. The original purpose of the organization was for rifle marksmanship training.

The NRA is also the oldest civil rights organization in the United States.  While African Americans were being terrorized by the Ku Klux Klan, where the Klan were sometimes aided by local law enforcement, the NRA setup charters to help train local African American communities to be able protect themselves. The most prominent case being in 1960 in Monroe, N.C. where the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People head Robert Williams also chartered an NRA Rifle Club that successfully defended an assault on one of their leaders homes by the KKK without casualties.

The NRA supports wildlife conservation through efforts to open lands up to managed hunting. For example, under the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937, proceeds obtained through a tax on hunting firearms and ammo were used specifically to research and rebuild a vast array of wildlife species and habitats.

Today, the NRA continues to seek expansion on these measures. Its worth noting that the proceeds from taxes and licensing go to support the governmental agencies charged with environmental research and conservation management.

The NRA offers training programs for civilians as well as law enforcement. The training programs offered are even recognized by law enforcement as acceptable to fulfill the training requirement for concealed carry licenses (CCW). Today, the NRA has trained over 10,000 police and security firearm instructors and 55,000 certified instructors who in turn train roughly 750,000 people a year.

To date, the organizations Eddie Eagle GunSafe program has reached over 25 million kids. The main message of the program is to teach kids that should they find a firearm that they should stop, dont touch, leave the area, and tell an adult.

A December 2012 Gallup poll, revealed that 54% of Americans held a favorable view of the NRA, while 38% have an unfavorable view. Putting this in perspective, the most recent Gallup poll shows Obama holds a 49% approval rating, while 45% disapprove.

According to FactCheck.org, nearly half of the funding for the NRA comes from membership dues alone. Voluntary donations to the NRA, however, still account for a majority portion of the remaining funding. This includes voluntary donations made during gun purchases at the point of sale as well as programs like the round-up campaign, operated by the NRA-ILA and retailers, where consumers can round a purchase up to the nearest dollar for donation to support lobbying efforts.

The NRAs current stance on gun control is to enforce existing laws more aggressively. In 2008, in response to the Virgina Tech shooting, the NRA helped to pass the NICS Improvement Act, which would provide increased funding and grants to states to report vital information to the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), such as mental health. The NICS is used for background checks of potential gun buyers. Unfortunately, the system has been woefully under funded (receiving only 5.3% of the authorized funding) and reporting has been lackluster. In addition, the NRA has pointed out that those who lie on their background checks when purchasing firearms are for the most part not prosecuted. In response to this, Vice President Biden claimed that they dont have the time to prosecute such violations, which, by the way, carries a minimum 5 year federal sentence, if convicted under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Yet, Biden and the Progressives who are protected 24/7/365 by armed security are calling for MORE gun control laws that target law abiding citizens?  Thats Progressive logic. 

Heres some legitimate logic: (reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity)

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