Do You Fund A Terrorist Network?

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According to the FBI:

Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.  (source)

In Michigan, union protesters physically assaulted Steven Crowder of Fox News, then destroyed a tent belonging to Americans for Prosperity (video below).

Let’s examine:

The union activity caught on tape involved

  1. unlawful
  2. violence and/or use of force
  3. by a group
  4. based in the United States
  5. without foreign direction (that we know of)
  6. committed against persons (Crowder) and property (AFP)
  7. to intimidate or coerce the governor of Michigan (government) and members of AFP (civilian population)
  8. in furtherance of political or social objectives

Therefore, unions – at least those involved in the Michigan terrorism -- are terrorist organizations. International unions would seem to be international terrorist organizations.

Funding of terrorist organization is a federal crime. Logically, then, anyone who voluntarily contributes to a union willfully and unlawfully supports a terrorist organization.

Do you?

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Forcing Functions

An old boss of mine liked “forcing functions.”  Forced us to meet delivery dates, while arbitrary dates tended to cause a “so what” attitude toward deadlines.  Forcing functions like trade shows, magazine reviews, and client launches forced development teams to ship, no matter what.

Keep that in mind for a moment while we look at the Obama Administration.

Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to clip America’s wings.  I know he didn’t use that term, but it was clear what he meant when he visited the Mediterranean and Germany.  As president, Obama would knock America off its 20th century pedestal. 

Obama also wants to destroy the energy industry.  He’s said as much.  He hoped to break the back of the coal industry with hideous taxes. He wants oil execs groveling at his feet the way GM, Chrysler, the big banks, Jeffrey Immelt do.

Lo and behold, as we look east, we see Cairo in flames.  Pro-western president Hosni Mubarak is on the brink of exile (in Tel Aviv, of all places).  Israel’s most important treaty partner is about to undergo a fundamental transformation in government.  While many of the people in the streets of Cairo might be Jeffersonian libertarians, you can bet that what rises to power amid the chaos won’t be.  Whatever rules Egypt next, most assuredly, will hate America as much as the Ayatollahs in Iran hate us. 

The consequences of Mubarak’s demise include loss of US influence in the region, instability, and soaring oil prices. As Jay Solomon put in the Wall Street Journal:

The threats to American interests come on several fronts. The potential departure of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who heads the most important Arab nation to have made peace with Israel, would likely put the broader Arab-Israeli peace process in new peril.

Solomon points out that events in Egypt have weakened US allies in Jordan, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.  Plus, there is new anti-government trouble in Yemen, where the government has played a key role in helping the US track down terrorists.

Meanwhile, another WSJ story speculates that Hamas could regain strength like a deadly hurricane over warm water.  This after Hezbollah sacked Lebanon amid the sound of silence from Washington.

Together, is seems plausible that Obama is quietly destablizing friendly Middle East and Mediterranean allies as a forcing function to weaken the US and to collapse the oil industry.

The Obama administration has warned us that is no friend of the United States, much as the Carter administration did in the late 1970s.  Carter left the world a more dangerous place for Reagan to deal with.  It looks like Obama has plans to place America in ever greater danger.

Obama to America: F**k You!

Bill Clinton began his presidency in a recession, promising to make a middle class tax cut and more jobs his laser-beam focus.  But first, he let gays into the military and sent his wife off to socialize medicine.  Barack Obama began his presidency during a borderline depression, promising to save the country from economic collapse, lowering the seas, and scripting quality endings to Stephen King's movies.  But first, he symbolically flipped off everyone affected by Islamofascist terrorists, snubbed military heroes, and redifined ethics as the way one behaves when the whole world's watching.

Good government, like good medicine, begins with refraining from inflicting damages on the patient--in this case, the American people whom Obama theoretically serves.

If his first day and a half are any indication of the way he intends to rule (and I mean "rule"), then he is certain to go down as our first despotic president.  

Suspending Terror Trials and Closing Gitmo

I am trying not to be angry.  Nothing would be served by calling the President of the United States a smug, arrogant, communist, mutherfuker who isn't fit chew the used toilet paper of the lowliest Purple Heart recipient.  So I won't do that.  Nor would it help to remind readers that Obama has espoused communist doctrine for at least a decade.  So we'll skip that.  And would purpose would be served in pointing out that Obama would have been creamed in the primaries were he not half black?  None.  So I won't do that.  Nor will I point out that the NAACP might have taken exception to Rev. Billy Graham praying that the black man will embrace work.  

What I will say is that Obama either hates the American people and all we stand for, or he is really, really stupid.  The Gitmo executive orders will define his presidency.  When a dirty nuke blows up in Manhattan or weaponized disease strains Kansas's hospitals, we will point to these two, first actions as the eminating documents of a new wave of terrorism.  Will be both correct and justified in doing so.  

A Long 4 Years

Should The One or any member of his Supreme Soviet stumple upon these pages, may they take away this bit of advice: if the economy is so bad, make that your first priority; if terrorists are so cool, you should have run on that message.

And while you're here, please tell the President that I, for one, hope his presidency is a miserable failure but that the country somehow survives.

Democrats Favor Terrorists Over Constituents

I hyperbolize now and then, but not this time.

Democrats in the House and Senate voted to encourage criminal prosecution of Americans who report suspicious activity (Gateway Pundit). Do you know how difficult it is to formulate a more dramatic representation of that fact than the fact itself (Discerning Texan)?

I hate Democrats. Yeah, I know, you're not supposed to "hate" anyone. But Democrats are anti-American ass hats. They breed socialism. They hate good. They love evil. My next book will be re-titled "101 ways to kill a Democrat." I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. May they die painful deaths and burn in hell for eternity.

Democrats want to put you in jail for turning in Muslim terrorists.

It's against the law to attempt to stop an act of terrorism.

Democrats are terrorists.

It's against the law to try to stop Democrats.

America: free no more.

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