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We all know that the GOP in Congress is the party of not-conservative. They state they are and turn right around and do things to aid liberal convictions. The Tea Party members of the GOP (who are more true conservatives) are shutdown and ridiculed at every turn by the GOP as a whole. Since the GOP was always associated as the party of conservatism, what happened? I know that over the years I have butt heads with hundreds of people on this subject of “the party”. What I hear most of all is that the GOP needs to win at all costs. This means to me that you trash principles and only field “winnable” candidates so as to have an “R” in some political seat. But what does that do for the people? We have R’s on the LCBOS and most of them could be Dems and you would never know the difference. I made that distinction before they were even elected. No, the GOP is NOT the party or voice of conservatism as is plainly obvious today.

Moving forward, in the news is the appointment of Shaun Kenney of Bearing Drift to executive director of the RPV. Don’t now the guy. I understand that he has made statements in February that “nativists” need to be purged from the party, and I know where that comes from and who it is directed to. But why say that? It is true that the GOP is looking to enhance its rank and file with a new breed of Republican ( opening more doors for homosexuals, Latinos, independents and women) that, supposedly, were somehow shunned from the party. And how that is done is to show these groups that you are flexible and believe in their causes. So every time the Dems come up with a trumped up issue, the GOP needs to counter with their own form on the trumped up issue. But where does law and Constitution fit in all this? We have laws to be obeyed or we change them when the majority of citizens want that. Same with the Constitution. Until that time, you don’t just arbitrarily ignore those laws because you don’t like or believe in them and you don’t ignore them to help affect change, but rather abide and enforce them UNTIL that change is made. So what gives on this statement about purging nativists from the party? Are they nativists because they hold to enforcing the law and Constitution?

The issue is immigration. No one of sane mind will ever hold someone accountable for just LISTENING, especially if it is part of your job description. I just wish that more people would do some listening as it is a skill necessary to have dialogue. You don’t need to agree with what is said but you do need to understand (from the speakers viewpoint). Conversely, a sane person will hold you accountable for what comes out of your mouth, and rightly so. The GOP wants to grow. Immigration is a hotly contested issue and favors the Dems with this voting block. Even if the GOP promises the world, if there is no “free” involved, the GOP gets nothing. Nada. Zilch. Let’s suppose, hypothetically, that they do get something. At what cost and to whom? Should we just have open borders and open the flood gates so that established citizens are left out in the cold and lose their American dream that they have worked so hard for, following,the rules and paying,their dues?

Which brings me forward to this: last night I was at a church in the area. The place was slammed with people and there were two buses in the parking lot. There was a meeting going on inside for this group, as churches often have various meetings for different things. What bothered me about this were the buses, decorated with this bold statement: “Immigration Reform and Amnesty Now”. Oops. So reforming immigration laws, which do need to be changed to obtain the brightest and necessary talent, is tied to amnesty. This is a progressive argument. When someone like the GOP talks about being for immigration reform, is that really the whole story? Is it being sought with amnesty, on the backs of all American citizens? Can you have one without the other? What about those laws and the Constitution that spell this out? Then again, where have all the conservatives in the GOP gone? Who’s party is it anyway?

Yup. Makes sense to me. The world is more unstable than ever before and more people want to do harm to America and the western world than ever before. Hagel sure knows what he is doing. Oh. Hagel is a republican and is an absolute buffoon. How did he ever get elected to that post? What a disgrace to the party.

Now defense needs some culling in areas, no doubt. And Hagel talked with the top brass ( who tend to be more political in this day and age) for concurrence. Making military personnel pay for more things and get less in benefits would make anyone want to enlist (read: the draft will be coming back shortly). Money will be available to keep the F35 albatross going forward (why not just copy the Chinese–they already perfected the damn thing) but out goes the U-2. That means that anything to be seen by satellite will be hidden because our foes know when the satellites come into position. And the Warthog (ground pounder’s best friend) will go away. I assume Dragon Flys and Apaches will now cover that role. And the drones will be relied upon more than ever. Operations will be performed by SOG and we will disable and dismantle an enemies chance of waging war by internet.

Where will the savings go from all these “cutbacks”? Paying off the debt? Building a border fence? Probably into more ludicrous “outings”, rounds of golf, slush funds, entitlements. I know with this savings that the debt ceiling and budget will continue to go up. My advice is stock up on defense weapons. We may need it when Red Dawn comes to past.

We now have a 29 year old with classified clearance, determining what to devulge to the American people. Edward Snowden has dug a hole but feels that what he has done was necessary to inform and enlighten the people. Is it treason or a truth that needs to be told? How do you see it?

Here’s what is happening. The progressive Democrats (not sure if that would be an oxymoron, double negative or just redundant) are vying for the 86th and 87th districts next election. They feel since these districts carried Obama and Kaine, that the stupidity should continue with their candidates. Look at all these new organizations/initiatives being thrown at voters. They always seem to use catchy names or acronyms. I think the Purple to Blue is most telling but should be renamed “Purple bruise turns Black and Blue. More appropriate, don’t you think?

Then you have the 15 year old, learners permit, Ashburn teen who mowed down 3 innocent children while they played in their driveway. Or was this just an accident from a nervous learner? Why didn’t the licensed parent intervene? Being as driving is but a PRIVILEGE, why aren’t specially vehicles and certified instructors mandatory for this process, like what anti-gunners want to do with RIGHTS?

Speaking of gun rights, the LCBOS not only snubbed their noses at the Council of Governments but got Frederick Co. and Fairfax City to follow suit. Who said the BOS didn’t have balls? Well, I mean, some of them are female, of course. But, you know what I’m talking about.

Speaking of licenses, Gov. McDonnell signed into law a bill where a photo ID is now required to vote. The howling from those sniveling progressives is deafening. ” Some people don’t have photo ID’s”. Okay, a photo ID is available from the state to anyone free of charge. “This just suppresses voters from going to the polls”. You whiney assholes. If you were willing to collect their dead asses and take them to the polls, you should be still willing to take them to get their FREE photo ID’s. Just more diversionary howlings in my mind.

Those in the know will look at this picture and scratch their heads. I won’t tell you what I see wrong. Rather, I want you to tell me what YOU see wrong. Regardless the article, this isn’t about sequestration or anything to do with lack of funding. I will give you a couple of easy hints: there are between 11 and 14 active nuclear carriers in the fleet and this appears to have happened because Congress wouldn’t confirm Hagel as Sec. of Defense, and Obama was left without one at the time (so he tells us).

There’s a new TV show called “The Americans” and it is about spying during the Cold War around the early 80′s. The premise is that the Soviet Union planted individuals and cells within the U.S. that look, act and talk just like normal Americans and they are activated to do nefarious things to aid the Motherland. Well, cells and individuals of those type still exist, with many countries hosting the endeavors. What makes it easy for them to do their business is how we deem the word “normal”.

Gambling used to be done at the track, a friendly street dice game, cards at some back room. Now there are higher stake illegal games as well certified casinos for gambling. Prostitution use to be on street corners, bars and “Miss B’s tea emporium”. Not anymore. Mustang ranches, sanctioned as a business by state, and escort services are the norm now. We help when people ask for a favor because we have a sense of usefulness. Not the bum on the corner you give change to but, say, a neighbor that needs computer guidance, or a co-worker that doesn’t know how to do an access or work around. Maybe just giving hints and information on how they can do what they are telling you they need done. Helping is also hiring that illegal. We seem to have an affinity to espouse what we know and show ourselves as being “important” or “special” when it comes to conversing with that really friendly and great guy at the bar or sporting event. You ask, “What are you on about, ACT”. Everyone of these habits is a primary site for extortion and blackmail and they are used with great frequency.

The issue with illegal immigration is before us and the government is trying to work out a fair remake o the system. They are even harboring the idea to give green cards to those who graduate higher degrees in specific fields after they are educated here. Big deal, you say? Most spying is condoned from the campus. After all, school kids ain’t too bright when it comes to maturity and security. And then we want to place these higher degrees into forefront technologies. Where in all this did we ask where their allegiance lies? Where is the background checks on foreign nationals (which is a really stupid question since that information would come from that national’s country of origin and would be what ever that country wanted us to believe). Why is there not polygraph checks done on ANY basis for sensitive jobs in corporate America (not just the government contract side of the house)? Why has America become so lax that they don’t understand the term “just shut up”?

The government has been warned from both the inside and outside of the threat and occurrance of theft of our most valued property but they still show a hesitancy to expedite a solution. As with my cyber post, here they talk more of what they intend to do. Talk. Meanwhile, everyday there are more occurrences of theft and subterfuge. Here are some past cases just linked to China but too many other countries are in on this game. How can we afford such blind trust anymore. The answer is—we can’t.

When the U.S. is involved in a war, our military takes priority for essentials. When these wars escalate, sometimes there becomes a temporary shortage of items in the civilian market. Much is the case with ammunition. Most casings used for our shooting/self defense revolve around brass. I have always been a proponent of steel casings in war zones since we rarely police our brass and it drives the cost of things up where that metal is used. We have seen a scarcity of ammunition before and it becomes sometimes difficult to keep up firearm proficiency when the market is depleted. But what is going on with the government?

The government buys ammunition through different departments that WE pay for. It tried to abolish selling used brass to vendors and would crush the casings instead. The backlash from the civilian vendors and the loss of business and employment turned things around and the status quo was upheld. This was a scheme from the “gun-banners” trying a backdoor approach to disarmament. It has been discussed recently about “taxing” these rounds and background checks on ammunition purposes to, again, move in a direction of disarmament. But wait. Remember I just told you about war escalation and shortages for civilians? Our government is on another spending spree, this time for stockpiling ammunition. The Washington Coposte explains it away “off the cuff” but for some reason, the math doesn’t add up. If for training and practice purposes they use only 15 million rounds a year, in ten years that would be 150 million rounds. Yet they say they have purchase on 750 million rounds, which is well short of the 1.6 BILLION rounds on order. That would train there agents for well over 100 years where everyone else would be using handheld rail guns or phasers. Sorry, I don’t buy it.

The Social Security administration needs ammo too. Why? As Ed might say, “how can guns give you a sense of social security” and if he did really think this way, he would still be wrong. But why does that agency need ammo? To shoot perps who steal SSA checks from old ladies mailboxes? I smell rotting fish. Then again, I think this article is just a wee bit over the top. But, hey, I’ve been wrong before. And why blackout parts of the contract? What story is being hidden here? How about NOAA and the IRS? Ammunition to put beached baby harp seals out of their misery? For shooting killer tornadoes? The IRS is hiring 10,000 new personnel to steal directly from your banks accounts in order for you to have mandatory health-care. Is the ammunition for those agents who must go to your house and capture your mattress monies because you closed your bank accounts?

I could have fun with this all day but when you add in items that tend to turn these organizations into pseudo para-military types, my red flag is up. What the hell scares these people so? Surely they aren’t training for an armed insurrection of the citizens, are they? Shoot, that would be unpatriotic and treasonous of the citizens, per one of the bloggers here. Still, it has to send a cold chill down your spine wondering what’s it all about Alfie?