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Friday, May 30, 2014

Today On The Gathering Storm

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Our scheduled guest this week is Mr. Ducky. We'll be discussing Duck's 10 favorite films - an insight into a leftist's mind.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Brains of Squirrels

by Sam Huntington

What kind of a person remains with a physically or mentally abusive spouse?  Abusive persons are often sociopaths, defined as individual who consistently violate social customs, break the law with impunity, and exploit the people around them for their own purposes.  And of course, these convincing liars remain charming and consistently deny any wrongdoing, or they transpose the situation so that it becomes the fault of the person who is being abused or taken advantage of...

The answer to the question posed above is, any person with the brains of a squirrel.  This would appear to define every single person who either voted for Barack Obama in 2008, or reelected him in 2012 because Barack Obama fits the clinical definition of a sociopath, and disturbingly, so do the people with whom he has chosen to advise him.  Now, I have heard people argue that Barack Obama wasn’t nearly as popular in 2012 —and yet, Obama was overwhelmingly reelected.  One must admit, this is an amazing phenomenon.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

More Tragedy from the Left

by Sam Huntington

I see that the scion of a leftist family has managed to destroy the innocent —again.  Elliot Rodger was the 22-year-old son of Peter, the assistant director of a film in production titled The Hunger Games.  It is a story based on a series of books by Suzanne Collins in which the residents of North America are subjected to the tyranny of a leftist government and are required to participate in death matches.  Don’t get me wrong —fiction is entertaining, but only to the point at which ceases being fantasy and starts being reality.

I suspect Peter Rodger is one of those seriously detached persons who think that guns kill people.  We call this irrational denialism —and it appears to have been a problem with Peter for quite some time.  But Peter isn’t alone, evidenced by the father of one of Elliot’s victims who shared his grief with us on national television —demanding the confiscation of firearms.  He too must think that guns kill people.  No, it was Elliot who killed these people.  You know, the son of the man who makes violent films and video games for children.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


The last day of the homeschool group's 2013-2014 classes is June 5.


As Mr. AOW explained at his blog site, this school term is ending with me more frazzled than usual. Summer break cannot begin too soon!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

For Memorial Day 2014

Solemnity — because we remember the meaning of Memorial Day:

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
— John 15:13,KJV

Thursday, May 22, 2014

See, the way this works is...

by Sam Huntington

Everyone on the left hates Mitt Romney, and there’s a good reason for this: he’s a filthy hedge fund manager and as such, he personally gave cancer to the wife of an employee at a nuts and bolts company. Bad Romney, bad! Everyone on the left hates the Koch Brothers, too—and for good reason. Those bastards give way too much money to GOP candidates and they are far, far to involved in political activism. Bad Koch brothers, bad!

Just when it appears (to me) that the political left is incapable of demonstrating a greater degree of dishonesty —when I think they’ve reached the pinnacle of hypocrisy, some new revelation comes along those forces me to reevaluate my former position.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This Is Governing?

...[I]f the administration knew of potentially life-threatening wait times at VA facilities and efforts by VA employees to conceal the real numbers, something wasn’t done years ago — long before CNN revealed the specific Phoenix accusations....
Please take a moment to read the brief article from which the above excerpt came and to watch the short video about the Veterans Administration scandal.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mainstream Media Incest

With a hat tip to Capitol Commentary for the first graphic below:

The Newspeak noose continues to tighten so as to control the information that WE THE PEOPLE receive (links below the fold):

Monday, May 19, 2014

Gaslighting America

Good analogy (hat tip to Razor Sharp Claws):

When will the majority of Americans realize that they have been scammed?

Perhaps when their wallets are empty — or nearly so.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Power Of Cat Purrs (Video)

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

There is plenty of news to keep us ramped up much of the time.

We need a break, and cat purrs can reduce stress levels:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thought For Today

One of the elephants in the room today is the definition of "the right thing to do."

Obama himself has stated on many occasions: "It's the right thing to do!"

Constitutionality and any resulting burden of debt (taxation) don't matter if something is "the right thing to do."

On May 13, 2014, Obama again stated, "It's the right thing to do" — this time regarding immigration policy. Never mind the following:
...[A]report on Monday [May 12, 2014] showed that the Obama administration in 2013 released tens of thousands of criminals awaiting possible deportation, including some accused of murder, sexual assault, arson and kidnapping. A total of 36,007 illegal immigrants who committed nearly 88,000 crimes combined were freed last year while being processed for deportation, according to the report from the Center of Immigration Studies.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency gathered the statistics in response to a congressional inquiry. Besides violent criminals, ICE released 16,000 illegal immigrants convicted of driving under the influence. The report also showed that ICE released nearly 2,700 illegal immigrants convicted of assault, 1,300 convicted for domestic violence, and nearly 1,300 convicted for battery....
Let's return now to the first link in this blog post. The title of the article is Obama: (Insert Issue Here) ‘It’s the Right Thing to Do’.

What is the definition of "the right thing to do"? What if that definition contradicts the parameters of the rule of civil law established by our Constitution or the rights guaranteed by our Constitution? This blog post mentions the Obama administration, but could just as easily refer to earlier administrations.

We often speak of the dangers of moral relativism.

Perhaps we should also be examining the inconsistencies and dangers of political relativism.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yes —it is true!

by Sam Huntington

The lame-brains are at it again: CNN reports, “Devastating droughts in the Southwest, ruinous floods in New York City, killer wildfires in Colorado, intense heat waves in the Plains: these are some of the disasters that are being exacerbated by global warming, and problems will continue to worsen in the decades to come, according to a massive federal climate report released Tuesday at the White House.”

Indeed.  If this information comes to us from the White House or from any federal agency, it must be true.  You know: Benghazi was the result of a video, and if you like your doctor...

Except that once again, the White House is being dishonest.  Western wild fires are nothing new, evidenced by the Ortega Fire in 1888, the Santiago Canyon Fire in 1898, and the Big Blow up Fire in 1910.  The White House must have forgotten about the Great Heave Wave of 1936 (the hottest summer in the United States on record).  As for ruinous floods, we can start with the New Hampshire Flood of 1740 and work our way through several more devastating torrents, including the Great Pumpkin Flood of 1786, the Great Flood of 1844, Susquehanna River Flood of 1861, and the Johnstown Floods of 1884 and 1889. 

So maybe the sky isn’t really falling, after all —but if it does, I hope it falls on the White House and crushes Leon Podesta into minuscule cockroach pieces and crushes the brain-housing group of the first Kenyan-Indonesian president. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Everything Is Racism!

What to say to this?

Please note that those interviewed are of voting age.

For the record, I find Mexican food así así.

The Spanish dish paella de marisco is another matter entirely!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Quotation Of The Day

Recently, Indigo Red made the following comment to the blog post Property Confiscation here at Always On Watch:

This is another example in which the Left has been allowed to redefine the terms. The BLM's charge to administer the land has morphed to ownership, though their original mandate has not changed. The BLM is only authorized to administer and manage the land on behalf of the people, the true and sole owners. The Constitution is quite clear on what land the Federal Government can actually and that is an area of land not exceed 10 square miles upon which the building to house the governmental functions are to be built. We call it Washington, D.C. The Federal Government is further authorized to acquire lands in the various states for the construction of military forts/bases for the period of time it deems the facilities necessary.

All the land we think belongs to the Federal Government, does not. Neither does it belong to the various States. It belongs wholly and solely to the American people and held in trust by the Federal Government for the benefit of the current generations and posterity.

How have WE THE PEOPLE allowed this to happen?

Why have WE THE PEOPLE allowed this to happen?

Additional reading: Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tales From The Classroom

("Tales from the Classroom" is a feature posted occasionally here at this blog.  All tales are true and present matters about which I have personal knowledge.  The following tale relates the story of a particularly poignant moment that occurred the Friday before Mother's Day in 1984 when I was teaching fourth grade.  Every year, as Mother's Day approaches, I remember that day in my classroom.   Note: If you must have politics, please scroll down to other posts)

I knew that K.L., a stunningly beautiful Filippina and a slightly-above-average student, had been adopted by her aunt and uncle shortly after both her parents died when she was about three years old.   Until that day in 1985, she had never spoken of her mom and dad.  "I don't remember them," she used to say.  Furthermore, she had bonded well with her extended family.

The official story about K.L.'s parents: they had died together in a car accident. Not so.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Government, of the people

Of course some consideration was given to the questions of power and propriety before this matter was acted upon. The whole of the laws, which were required to be faithfully executed, were being resisted and failing of execution in nearly one-third of the States.  Must they be allowed to finally fail of execution, even had it been perfectly clear that by the use of the means necessary to their execution some single law, made in such extreme tenderness of the citizen’s liberty that practically it relieves more of the guilty than of the innocent, should to a very limited extent be violated?  To state the question more directly, are all the laws but one to go unexecuted and the Government itself go to pieces lest that one be violated? 
—Abraham Lincoln, 4 July 1861

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

"When Insults Had Class," shamelessly stolen from Woodsterman:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Just Shut Up

In essence, "Shut up!" is Nancy Pelosi's position regarding the recently-revealed Benghazi emails:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the emails were a distraction from real issues.

“Diversion, subterfuge, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi,” Pelosi said, according to CBS News. “Why aren’t we talking about something else?”
At bit more from the first link in this blog post (CBS News):

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Amazing Elephants!

(Two posts today because I couldn't resist posting the following video, which I just found on Facebook)

Check this out!

Musical Interlude For Spring

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy the music and the images (hat tip to Western Hero):

Here in Northern Virginia this year, spring is even sweeter because of late arrival.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thought For Today

As the weather warms up from the long hard winter bringing woe after woe to Northern Virginia, people are out and about: jogging, bicycling, sightseeing, etc.  By noon, outdoor temperatures have risen significantly, and when the sun beats down, those who are out and about naturally get thirsty.  They are clutching their water bottles as if they are talismans absolutely necessary for survival.  Some people seem incapable of walking a city block without toting that water bottle!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Heart-breaking Stories

There are a lot of heart-breaking stories in the world —this is one of them. Not long ago, US Border Patrol agents discovered 80 illegal immigrants living in a makeshift encampment near the South Texas city of McAllen. They were living in an undeveloped patch of scrub not far from an abandoned tennis club. They were living under lean-to shelters and canvas tents, camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. They were sleeping on pieces of cardboard. Food and water was scarce, and their crude latrines were unhealthfully close to their living positions.