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Archive for 16 April 2012
With a defiant closed-fist salute, a right-wing fanatic admitted Monday to a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defense.
Hold yer britches on here….’right-wing’? I don’t think so! The media calls ME ‘right-wing’ and I’m not going out shooting up 77 people, in Norway, or anywhere else! I am HIGHLY offended that anyone would thing this crazy person, who MURDERED all those people would be associated with me, and millions of others that the press and left (but I repeat myself) ‘right wing’! That closed fist thing…well, that’s more of a Wisconsin unionista thing, isn’t it? Just askin’.
“I don’t recognize Norwegian courts because you get your mandate from the Norwegian political parties who support multiculturalism,” Breivik said in his first comments to the court.
Norway has some serious problems, no doubt about that. One guy, obviously mentally unstable, goes on a spree of slaughter, and they label him as a ‘right winger’. Nope…this is more like something a fascist would do. The issue, though, is the government’s kowtowing to a ever increasing muslim population, and native citizens are being shoved to that background. They are no longer free in their own country. Combine that with a person, who undoubtedly was in serious need of some sort of chemical balancing, and you have a recipe for disaster. Add to it the propensity of the Norwegian government to back down from any controversy, and the nature of the Utøya Youth Camp, what you get is a pot boiling over.
I’m not going to excuse the guy’s actions. There was no reason for him to slaughter those kids. But I can see where a person could go off the deep end, in large part, due to the government’s inaction to protect it’s citizens from the invading hoards. No, I don’t see this as a self defense issue at all, but perhaps he was right to feel paranoid?
Tax Gimmicks, Tax Doom
The U.S. Senate could vote today on the gimmicky distraction known as the Buffett Rule — President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on wealthy Americans and job creators in order to supposedly bring “fairness” to the tax code and pay down the debt. As the paper-thin justification for the proposal continues to fade away, the American people are staring down Tax Day, continued joblessness, and the prospect of a major tax meltdown coming on January 1, 2013.
The facts of the Buffett Rule are simple. The President wants millionaires (and small businesses taxed as individuals) to pay a minimum tax of 30 percent. For all of his rhetoric that the measure would “stabilize our debt and deficits for the next decade,” the Buffett Rule would bring in only $47 billion in revenue in ten years. To put those numbers in context, President Obama’s budget calls for adding $6.7 trillion to the national debt. So the Buffett Rule would cover just 0.007% of all of Obama’s debt and .001% of Obama’s spending.
None of this even touches on the failure in logic underlying the President’s argument, as we detailed in depth last week. In short, President Obama is employing the Buffett Rule as an election-year class warfare weapon. And he’s aiming it at the highest-earning families and businesses in America who are already shouldering the vast majority of the country’s tax burden. Just one example: The top 1 percent of income earners — those earning more than $380,000 in 2008 — paid more than 38 percent of all federal income taxes while earning 20 percent of all income.
Taliban-led insurgents opened a spring offensive Sunday with a wave of coordinated suicide missions, firing at embassies and government offices from seized buildings in Kabul and attacking U.S. bases and police stations in three eastern provinces.
The strikes, which seemed to catch U.S.-led forces and Afghan authorities by surprise, sparked fierce firefights in Kabul and two other cities that underscored the insurgency’s lethality as U.S. combat troops gird for the second phase of a withdrawal due to end in 2014.
“This is the start of the spring operations,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, declared in a cellphone interview with McClatchy. “This is just the beginning.”
Caught them by surprise? Seriously? It’s spring, right? And isn’t spring when the crazy people come out? And if there is anyone more crazy than the Taliban muzzies, I’m can’t think of ‘em right now. (It is fairly early, and I’m still working on my first cup of coffee.) I would expect the morons in the Obama administration to be surprised, but not the troops that are on the ground in that God forsaken future field of glass! I would think from experience, they would know that attacks were coming and be prepared, no matter what those fools in Washington say.
Perhaps if our troops had been allowed to do their job, wipe the sons of beaches out, like most logical people would do with an enemy that wants to destroy you, we wouldn’t be spending billions of dollars and the greatest of treasure in that hell hole, propping up a corrupt government, feeding the demon.
The violence, which lasted past nightfall in Kabul and Puli Alam, the capital of neighboring Logar province, claimed the lives of at least 26 insurgents and four civilians, Afghan and NATO officials said. At least 36 others, mostly civilians, were wounded. All of the casualties were Afghans. Some of the attackers were captured.
The attacks, Mujahid said, were “a message” in response to recent assertions by U.S. officials and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen “that there would be no spring offensive because we are not able to fight.”
The U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, issued a statement calling the strikes “largely ineffective.”
“Largely ineffective”? Honestly, I’m flabbergasted. I bet ya dollars to donuts, the families of those civilians who were murdered think the scum were pretty effective. I’d think the wounded would feel the same way, as well. And this is the bunch that that fool who claims to be the ‘CiC’ wants to negotiate with? We could have ended this whole damn thing a long time ago if the politicians had let our military do its job! Screw that ‘winning hearts and minds’ butt explosion! You fight a war to win! Not make friends! You demand fear and respect from your enemy, not give them money. You completely and utterly destroy them! And yes, I blame Bush and his bunch just as much as I blame that jackass who currently resides in the White House, with all his pussy radical leftards! This ‘nation building’ crap has got to stop! Think Japan, 1945! Get rid of Karzai, all of his cronies, put in a provisional U.S. Military government, wipe out the bad guys, and see if those left would prefer to live in peace. If not, then send them to Allah, too! Once they’re all gone, there will be a whole lot of empty land. Give it to the highest bidder! Better yet, send over the cowards in the administration and their supporters. Let them create their socialist ‘paradise’, as far away from liberty loving people as possible!