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I SURE WISH I WAS DEAD BROKE !!
by: Barry Small 06/13/14
In yet another misrepresentation of the truth, Presidential Candidate-to-be Hillary Clinton claims that she and Billy were flat broke when he left office. I have to say that for just a moment I was choked up and almost shed a tear. Then I remembered something; they are Democrats which means one of two things, either they are lying or they are covering something up for political gain.
If you want to find the truth you have to follow the money and following the Clinton money trail was like driving on the autobahn. To be sure, they had a lot of legal fees; that tends to be the case when you are a criminal. Having to defend yourself against what amounted to prostitution charges as the President of the United States can run the legal fees through the roof. When you don’t learn your lesson and continue down the same path over and over again they become ridiculous.
Then there was Whitewater, a slew of questionable deaths left in their wake and incompetence in office that led to impeachment proceedings. How much trouble can two people get into anyway?
The problem is that they got away with it and that always encourages people to continue in their deviant behavior. This is evident in the way she lies about everything she has been involved in. One only needs to look to Benghazi to see abundant evidence of that.
If she isn’t lying, she is manipulating the truth for political gain. Take Bergdahl and the five Taliban Rock Stars now living it up in Qater. According to Hillary (aka; presidential wanna-be) they are no threat to the United States.
I’m sure they were just joking when they called for a holy war against America. I’m sure they don’ really believe it is their Islamic duty to eradicate all infidels. No, these men have learned to speak English, taken up knitting and spend their days playing The Simpsons.
Now, she says they were broke, I say hardly. First she immediately started collecting a Senate paycheck worth about $145,000 and his pension was worth about $150,000. My definition of broke doesn’t start at $295,000. Then there was the advance on her book that was somewhere around a million dollars. They were just victims of the Republican political machine; they didn’t really do anything that was technically wrong.
She also charged somewhere around $200,000 per appearance to speak, although it must be noted that far more people were interested in hearing Billy speak than her. In fact; the majority of the income they reported in her 2001 Senate disclosure forms came from Bill’s speaking tour and amounted to something north of 12 million dollars.
It should come as no surprise that the democrats see no problem with trillions of dollars of debt. It is obvious that the people they choose to lead them have absolutely no concept of what managing a budget is. It is the old “there are still checks in the checkbook, so I must still have money” mentality on steroids.
The problem is that they don’t have to suffer the consequences of being broke; they still manage to eke out a measly 12 million for the year. All that debt is in the past so what difference does it make anyway? (reference to Benghazi if you didn’t get it) Broke to them is the difference between vacationing on the French Riviera and Monaco. The details don’t matter and someone else is going to pay for it anyway.
That is the problem with Hillary, the details are unimportant, including the destruction that is left in her wake. This is the pathological liar that the Democratic voters are clamoring for. The trail they have left in their wake is a bloody one indeed, starting presumably with Vince Foster although it may well have been long before that, to the not so long ago Benghazi, a murdered ambassador along with three other American heroes; but the truth doesn’t matter to her.
If things were really that bad for them, I’m sure that the government would have gladly bought back the White House china and silverware she stole when they left. I sure wish I was dead broke like them.
A mainstream media publication
By: Barry Small 05/27/2014
I turned off the news over the holiday weekend and enjoyed the peace in my quiet little corner of the world. Evidently things were not so peaceful a thousand miles or so to the south of me. It seems that a very disturbed you man described by the mainstream media as a woman hating racist went on a killing spree.
Before I go any farther with this I want to express my condolences to the families of the victims. I am a father and I hope that I never have to go through what you are experiencing right now. I can’t honestly say how I would react if one of those kids was mine, I don’t think any of us could.
My issue is the bias in the “news” organizations that are reporting on this rampage. I read all the reports I could find, listened to the “manifesto”, and read a good portion of his 137 page diatribe against everyone. My issue is with the way it is getting used by the liberal media to propagate their class warfare, anti-gun, and anti-white agenda. The Daily News started their day with the headline:
Racism played a role in Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara murder spree: experts
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/racism-played-role-elliot-rodger-murder-spree-experts-article-1.1806390#ixzz32vST1pJw
The first two paragraphs define the rest of what their article is all about:
The horrific mass murder in Santa Barbara has pundits and armchair diagnosticians scrambling for an explanation.
This time, we’ve seen misogyny and men’s sense of entitlement added to the usual suspects of guns and mental illness. We’d suggest another variable be added to the lethal equation: race.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/racism-played-role-elliot-rodger-murder-spree-experts-article-1.1806390#ixzz32vTDYR1y
Misogyny, entitlement, the “usual suspects” of guns and mental illness, and of course race. Yes, believe it or not, the Daily News says that all “mass murderers” are racially motivated white men. This is based on the works of two “scientists” from Stony Brook University. Evidently this rampage happened over the weekend while I tuned out of the rest of the world and during that time these Sociologists had time to do enough scientific research to publish their findings in (wait for it) …the Daily News.
Most of the other mainstream outlets focused on his hatred for beautiful women and suggest that it is evidence that women are still an oppressed minority in today’s society. Their intent is of course to whip up frenzy about women hating men as if they were the majority of the male population.
Then there are the publications that are using a distraught father to further their anti-gun agenda. To me these are the lowest, most despicable rags of them all. A father who has just lost his child and who evidently believes in gun control (I respect his right to his opinion even though I don’t agree with it) instantly becomes the poster child for all the liberal gun control agenda’s in the country. They don’t give a hoot about him or his son; they just use them as the soup d’ jour. Somehow they forgot that most of the killings were stabbings, or maybe they just couldn’t find a sobbing parent demanding knife control.
I don’t deny there is plenty of racism out there, and I don’t deny that there are women hating men. I would even agree that this wack-job was both although there is little evidence that he was a racist. He made a comment that he didn’t understand why white girls went out with black guys instead of him. He also made it clear that they went out with just about anybody but him, although that little fact that seems to have gotten lost behind the headlines.
This kid is sick, he isn’t a racist or a woman hating man; he is a mental nutjob. Using him for any other purpose is negligent and self-serving. I don’t mean to sound like I have sympathy for him because I don’t. I’ve been rejected by plenty of beautiful women; I was mocked in high school for being six feet tall and 140 lbs. with size twelve shoes…as a freshman. I was raised to be a gentleman and even after I became more proportionally correct women still reject me. But I haven’t turned out to be a mass murderer. I guess there is still time.
The next phase of the news cycle has already started; who knew about him and his more than evident mental illness and who is responsible for not locking him away. After all, the signs were all there. “Someone” should have seen this coming and stopped it.
Soon to follow will be the predictable lawsuits. This one should be good, lots of people had opportunity to intervene and derail this train wreck. First, someone will go after the gun manufacturer and the retailer that sold it. I want to see someone go after the knife manufacturer and start a new trend. Then they will go after the police and the psychologists that he was seeing. Lastly, someone will go after the parents because they have known for years that he was a mental disaster. It’s all too predictable.
But there is a six hundred pound gorilla in the room and the media is trying their best not to look at it. You don’t have to be a sociologist to see it, all you have to do is look past all the agendas and there it is in plain sight. Watch his manifesto video then watch a little bit of World of Warcraft. Listen to what this kid is saying. Listen to the phrases he uses, the tone of voice, and his “evil” laugh. Nobody uses the terms “slaying” and “annihilation” in everyday speech. “Piles of skulls” and “rivers of blood”; that’s not something you hear every day…unless you are immersed in video games of destruction.
Elliot Rodger was not a racially motivated killer who hated women; he was a player character on a quest. He was a “god” travelling through a hedonistic world on a mission to right all wrongs; especially those imposed on the down trodden. He had already conquered the first levels of his quest and had arrived at the final battle between good and evil. Listen to his words; he is the hero in a video game. He is going to exact vengeance for all the Elliot’s in the world.
The 600 lb. gorilla is the video game industry that inundates our children with violence and fantasy. I grew up before video games; we had Dungeons and Dragons. I can name more than just a couple kids that went a bit too far into character. They followed a similar path to being anti-social, and disillusioned. They didn’t date, didn’t fit in, and generally hated everyone that was everything they weren’t. That doesn’t mean that everyone that played was like that, but those like Elliot Rodgers that immersed themselves in it were. This is a kid that no longer had the capacity to differentiate between reality and his reality.
But nobody in the media wants to discuss that because the companies they work for all have a stake in video gaming. A good puppy knows that you don’t bite the hand that feeds you. So instead of dealing with the truth, they spew the leftist agenda that their masters tell them to print; racism, gun control and woman’s rights. That is how you get headlines and that is how you control what you want people to perceive as the truth.
Spend some time with Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft. Listen to the way the characters talk and the way they interact in their “world”. Then listen to Elliot’s video manifesto again and you will see the similarities.
I’m not saying we should ban video games any more than I believe we should ban guns and kitchen knives. I’m just saying that the news isn’t “news” anymore, it is ideology. I’m saying that the mainstream media isn’t much different from Elliot Rodgers and is hell bent on making sure everyone’s reality is the same as theirs…or else.
Meanwhile in Florida, five blacks were arrested for shooting up a beach and only one local ABC affiliate was reporting it. It evidently isn’t news when it is black on black even though it was on a crowded beach on a holiday weekend. No racism…no news. Just saying…
One last thing; I saw a beautiful woman with a scrawny white engineer-looking guy this morning and I wondered how the hell that happens. Does that mean that I am a closet racist that hates scrawny white engineers? Somebody call CNN, I think there is a story here.
Thoughts and Opinions
Crimea: The Ugly Truth
By: Barry Small 07/Mar/2014
Here is the ugly truth about Crimea: the way it is, is the way it will be…and there is nothing we can do about it. Even if our esteemed leader had a set of balls, there is nothing we or anyone else can do about it.
I know it is heresy to say that our President has no balls but facts are facts. His “foreign policy” record speaks for itself. He threw down his cards and folded on the missile defense shield and got nothing for it. Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have patiently waited for his announced withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
His Benghazi policy got four American heroes killed and to date, no one has paid for that even though our allies had one of the perpetrators in custody and we know who was behind the “protests”. He wasn’t alone in that one; Hillary and her staff of incredibly incompetent liars watched her ambassador dragged out in the street while they debated how they were going to cover it up. The list of foreign policy failures will be the material that volumes of studies will be written about. It is epic.
Not to mention the skyrocketing number of American heroes in our military which are dying at a staggering rate under Obama. And I remind you that while Bush was in office all the mainstream media made it a point to post the number of casualties EVERY SINGLE NIGHT on the news.
Under former President George W. Bush, 575 American soldiers died and fewer than 3,000 were wounded in Afghanistan. This means under Obama, at least 1,405 soldiers have died and nearly 15,000 additional soldiers have been wounded, which means 70% of the deaths and nearly 80% of the injuries in Afghanistan have occurred under Obama’s watch. (As of: Sept 2012) Reference: Mainstream Media Ignoring Increase In Deaths & Wounded In Afghanistan Under Obama
More applicable to the present situation is Obama’s response to Russia’s overthrow of the Georgian government. To be more accurate; there was no meaningful response from Obama and his campaign staff. Just a whimper then back in his corner with tail tucked. I use the term campaign staff intentionally, because that is the mode he and his staff are perpetually in. By definition a campaign is just a lot of empty promises that no politician ever intends on keeping.
That is the extent of his foreign policy and it was made even more impotent by the people he has put in charge of it. Hillary was about as effective as tits on a boar and ended up getting Americans killed. Notice how she quietly slid back into private life after that epic disaster. The damage control following that is ongoing to this day. They have basically made all witnesses persona non grata and have completely sequestered any one that was associated with it. The exception to that is Susan Rice who was bought off with a promotion. Evidently if you prove you can lie with the big dogs, you get better digs in the kennel.
But in the case of Georgia, Obama didn’t even blow a lot of hot air; in fact it was barely tepid. That is part of the reason that Crimea is already a done deal for Putin. He also holds all the aces in the deck. He has a big set of balls, and a very sharp, tactical mind. He knows that his counterpart is a community organizer that has no understanding of how the world operates outside of Chicago. He also knows that Obama is not by any stretch an experienced military man to be feared or respected.
In contrast, Putin is a highly trained military tactician and a product of the KGB. He is an intelligence junky and he has done his homework. He knows that Obama is at best a common Chicago street punk. Crimea is the result of a carefully crafted plan that takes advantage of Obama and his lack of foreign policy. Putin must have fell out of his chair laughing when Hillary was replaced by Kerry.
Not only does Putin hold all the aces, he is also counting cards. He knows that Obama doesn’t have any trump cards and with the Kerry play he revealed that he has no high cards either. Kerry garners no more respect than Obama and deserves none. This is a case where two is certainly no better than one.
Here are the reasons that Putin will get anything he wants and probably more. He holds Europe’s energy balls in his hand. Forty percent of Europe’s energy supply comes from Russia. What kind of idiots let that happen? Putin is a shrewd operator and skillfully convinced them that the cold war is over and that they could be friends. Not only that we live in a time were we fix things with dialogue. We talk endlessly and accomplish nothing. Putin knows all this and is glad to talk because he knows that talk is cheap and gas isn’t.
Putin holds the Assad card. He and he alone gets to decide what ultimately happens in Syria. Assad is his Middle Eastern proxy and Syria is similar in a tactical sense to Crimea. Syria is an ongoing thorn in Obama’s side and in the Middle East because Putin it is in Russia’s best interest. He doesn’t care one bit about Syria or Assad; he cares about having the best hand at the card table.
The ace in Putin’s hand is what Crimea really represents. The Ukraine wants to join NATO but there is a sticking point; as long as there is a Russian Naval base on Crimean soil that can’t happen. Putin knows this and it is a huge part of his tactical advantage. He has Obama and Europe stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the naval base and the hard place is Crimean cessation. If Crimea separates at the referendum its borders become the territory that the Russians operationally occupy at that point. The real reason for the occupation is the “operational control” of the territory. They don’t want to forcibly take over Crimea and they know they don’t have too. While “protecting” Russian civilians they “operationally” control Crimea.
The problem is that Crimea becomes what is politically known as a “frozen state”. It isn’t part of Ukraine, but it isn’t acknowledged as a legitimate independent nation either. Politically the U.S. and NATO don’t recognize frozen states. The hard place is that if they allow Ukraine minus Crimea into NATO they give frozen states implied legitimacy and that changes policy concerning rogue states such as South Sudan and Russian the controlled Republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia formerly known as Georgia.
The Russian Navy base at Sevastopol would no longer be a problem but by allowing the Ukraine into NATO we would also anger Ukraine by acknowledging Crimea’s independent status. If the west stands firm it provides a legal barrier to another NATO member on the Russian border. Putin knows all this and has carefully crafted this trap. He knows that at this point it is a no win situation and without knowing it we have already sprung the trap on ourselves.
The dirty truth about Crimea isn’t really about Crimea at all. It is about the incredible ineptitude of our intelligence community, the gross negligence of the State Department and the perception/truth that Obama has no balls. The west calls Putin names like despot, megalomaniac, or a relic from the cold war. In truth he is a very cold calculating military and political professional and he will get what he wants. Calling him names is merely an attempt to cover up what is obvious to the rest of the world…we were sucked in by a pro who outplayed an amateur.
Putin knew all along that Obama wouldn’t stand in his way. He knew Europe would whimper a little but would crawl back in their corner and behave. Most importantly he knows that America’s sphere of influence is declining because of Obama’s weakness and by the total incompetence at the State Department. He knows that as a nation we are in decline and Russia and China are ascending.
We “won” the cold war by standing up to the bully and by bankrupting Russia. Now our president makes empty threats that nobody even listens too. They know he is a campaigner, not a doer. Russia backed down when faced by a doer; they tore down a wall when we had a president that had the balls to stand up to them. Now they are more than happy to sit at the table and talk endlessly while they do whatever they want. Putin has learned from our complete inability to deal with North Korea and Iran that he can talk us to sleep and when we eventually wake up the most we will do is sputter a little.
If our intelligence community spent more time spying on our enemies and less time illegally focused on U.S. citizens maybe they would have seen this coming. If our State Department didn’t have its collective head up the Presidents ass, maybe they
would have seen it coming. All the signs were there but there isn’t anybody in control that can put intelligence over ideology. I really don’t think there is any intelligence in control anywhere in this administration.
The President wants to create an illusion that the world is a safer place because he is having “dialogue” with the bullies of the world. Kerry is just a clown who follows a policy set by a rabble rouser that is in way over his rapidly graying head.
Putin knows he has won and the whole world knows who really calls the shots in today’s world. He is far from done, and he is igniting a new sense of Russian pride and power. He can ride the wave as far as he wants right into any of the former soviet states without fear of retribution. He has taken over two countries and has done it essentially without firing a shot. Meanwhile our sackless leaders are having a beer summits at the golf course at Martha’s Vineyard and having a dialogue about the next round of lies they are going to create to cover up their incompetence. At least Hillary woke up from her socialist utopia long enough to spout a warning about Putin’s Hitleresque facade about protecting Russian citizens…then it was back to her blanket like a good little doggie.
Additional Reference: US Troop Deaths in Afghan War Under Obama Now Twice That Under Bush
Thoughts & Opinion
By: Barry Small
January 27, 2014
Subject: The True State of the Union
I won’t be watching our beloved leader’s State of the Union address again this year. In fact every time I see either the liar in chief or his gold bricking wife on TV, I get this urge to vomit uncontrollably. There’s B. Hussein lying again…you can tell because his mouth is open. Oh and look, Michelle is back from Hawaii or Paris or Africa…I can’t remember where she was spending our money this week, the trips all seem to run together. I must say though, that is a beautiful Louis Viton dress she is almost wearing. I’ve seen strippers with more fabric on than that. Can you say attention whore…I know, I know that was racist.
I do have the decency to leave his daughters out of my rant, after all, I have daughters of my own. Just like his, mine are a product of the environment they grew up in, their faults are my faults and not any fault of their own. They proudly voted Republican…I have successfully raised two responsible, WORKING daughters that contribute to society…job well done.
Back to His Majesty’s S.O.U. address, I will give you the Readers Digest Abridged Version so as to spare you the nausea of actually listening to his Hitleresque diatribe on the condition we find ourselves in:
- It’s all Bush’s fault, or Phil Robertson’s…what’s the difference, they both cling to god, guns and that damn constitution.
- Millions of people are already benefitting from the Unaffordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, aka socialized medicine. (You can put lipstick on a pig…)
- The economic gap between the rich and the poor is growing. The rich are greedy money hungry ogre’s that need to be destroyed and their wealth distributed to my minority constituency so they can buy new cell phones and flat screen TV’s without having to work for them. (Reference Karl Marx on class warfare and the overthrowing of a government)
- If you disagree with anything the democratic (read; socialist) party does, it is because you hate me because I’m black. It would be different if you looked like Trayvon, then you would look like the son I never had…or don’t know about. (Yep I went there with no shame. Somehow he is more worthy because he looked like…well, black.)
- School children are being slaughtered by the thousands on a daily basis, so I am going to ban guns. Hell, I’m going to ban Luke Skywalker before he uses the force to choke somebody. Hollywood is exempted from this so they can make millions to pour into my campaign coffers.
- We have created at least 23 billion jobs and the economy is rolling because I spent astronomical numbers of dollars on sidewalks to nowhere and Solyndra. Don’t forget I bought out GM and Chrysler then gave them to my union donors because I am a nice guy. Fuck Ford, who do they think they are refusing to go along with my plan…they are obviously racists.
- I have single handedly saved us from global warming…sorry, climate change, by forcing GM to build the Volt if they wanted my(our) money. I realize that I have put thousands of people out of work in the coal business, oil business, natural gas business, and all the businesses that support them including that stupid little pipeline the rich oil mongers want. But that is a small price to pay to prevent an ecological disaster…did I mention that I created at least 23 billion jobs?
- My golf game has never been better. Whoops, that wasn’t on the teleprompter.
- We need to raise taxes on the wealthy white racists who didn’t support my campaign so I can bribe more heroin addicts and rapists with worthless degrees like a BS in Sumerian Literature or a Masters in Peloponnesian Art to vote socialist…i.e. the “Occupy” rabble along with their Anarchist militant supporters. Bring me your poor, your destitute…even those that shit in public parks and as long as they vote for me and I will make sure the government spigot keeps flowing.
10. Lastly, I am working to give amnesty to 14 million potential socialist voters…err, I mean Hispanics. Whitey hates you as much as they hate me, so we need to stand together and take away their wealth. You scratch my back, I scratch your back and we all get a piece of the wealthy white folks fortune…without having to work for it. THAT is the American dream. No waiting in stupid lines to get citizenship, just an open border with super highways that lead directly to the government ATM…if you just promise to vote democratic.
11. PS. If you don’t give me what I want, I will pitch a fit and use my executive powers to go around the congress and to trample on your precious little constitution…PERIOD. Beer summit anyone???
Hey, you forgot to put the MLK quote in there…get me a new speech writer…and make the letters on the teleprompter bigger so I can read them. Good night America…Allah Akbar.
There you have it, the State of the Onion in five minutes, far less painless than listening to The Beloved Leader speak. Probably far more honest too. Oh to hear what our C.O.C. (Community Organizer in Chief) really thinks. Judging from the people he has chosen (or chose him) to surround himself, I would guess that I am not too far off the mark. Bill Ayers, terrorist extraordinaire, Reverend Wright, white hater of the month…over and over again, Jesse Jackson (and his felonious son), Al Sharpton; King of the race Baiters, and don’t forget his own wife who is ashamed to be an American. His politics and policies speak for themselves.
He can blame the rich white racists all he wants and his ignorant constituency will lap it up like cats at a bowl of milk. But the truth is in the facts, not his rhetoric, there is no economic recovery, there have been scant few jobs created and unemployment has gone down only due to the fact that millions have given up. The reality there is that he doesn’t really care because a significant share of his constituents don’t work anyway, so the people that worked weren’t people that would have voted for him anyway. No job means government crack and another potential vote. The ”Stimulus” has been a failure, with much of the money going to campaign donors and failed “green” businesses. The GAO stated that they cannot account for all the money that poured out of the government’s printing presses. I call that fraud.
The ACA (Unaffordable Care Act), which we had to pass to see what was in it, has proven to be the boat anchor on the economy that conservatives predicted it would be. That wasn’t hard, socialized medicine has been a failure both an economical and health standpoint everywhere it has been tried. Even the FRENCH said DON’T DO IT.
Millions more people have lost their coverage than have gained it. Millions more will lose their employer based coverage next year…93-110 million more. We already know that the number of senior enrollees far exceeds the number of younger healthier people who carry the bill. In fact, just as predicted they aren’t signing up at all, choosing to pay the penalty instead. This all means that we haven’t even seen the tip of the iceberg yet when it comes to the true cost of the Unaffordable Care Act. But the impact on America is far less important than their socialist ideology…and covering minority voters. Everything about the ACA has been a lie…PERIOD.
I say you can keep your ACA, your lies, and your socialist redistribution of wealth and I will keep my Constitution, Guns AND my doctor. If you want a more accurate State of the Union take the time to read the attachment below. I am not an economist by any stretch of the imagination. I just know that I have to be a lot more imaginative about how I stretch my budget in this economy. The elections are coming and we need to rid ourselves of this administrations poor economic and foreign policies before the Obama Anchor drags us all down.