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Comment on Ferguson MO in context: The militarization of the police by USAPP – Worries over Obama’s Iraq involvement, Congressional slackers, and unrest in Missouri – US national blog round up for 8 – 15 August Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:19:10 +0000 […] and that the way the arrests were carried out has put them in question. Occasional Planet puts the police’s actions in Ferguson in context, saying that the appearance of police in heavily […]

Comment on At long last, U.S. says it will sign the Land Mine Treaty by USAPP – Worries over Obama’s Iraq involvement, Congressional slackers, and unrest in Missouri – US national blog round up for 8 – 15 August Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:56:04 +0000 […] Planet writes this week that the US has finally said that it will sign the Land Mine Treaty. The Treaty, which […]

Comment on The unbearable invisibility of political underdogs by Amanda Berry Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:06:00 +0000 After seeing the results from the primary I’m even more confident that this is Arthur Lieber’s year. I’m also planning to spend November 4th making reminder phone calls and helping people with transportation or watching kids so that they don’t miss their chance to vote. I’ll keep Arthur in the loop about any other things that my merry group of 20 somethings can do to make this happen.

I’m also beginning to think that the concept of accepting such minimal campaign donations should be more exciting to the many progressive reporters. I’d love to see the numbers, side by side, between the campaigning budgets of candidates.

Comment on What we can learn from the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri by James Stephen Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:10:00 +0000 Liberals want to restrict if not prohibit civilian gun ownership essentially ensuring that only the police and the military are likely to have guns. Then they object to the police using those guns.

You talk about giving the benefit of doubt to others but still imply that the police were in the wrong. It seems there is a disconnect between your principles and their application in the same column.

Comment on In response to “Women Against Feminism” by MerkMan Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:15:00 +0000 ” Photographs of young, privileged white women ” How do you know they are privileged? Your prejudice is blatant, White = Privilege. This entire article streams from a racists bias.

Comment on Republicans are more charitable than Democrats and Europeans by MerkMan Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:13:00 +0000 ” best be done by the federal government because it is the most efficient, effectively targeted, and fair way to help others. ” Efficient? Effective? Just goes to show how far from reality the left lives.

Comment on Iraq: Who is behind ISIS? by Who is Behind ISIS? | Mazliza Othman Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:25:47 +0000 […] Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op The Three Faces of ISIS: Who is Behind the War in Iraq? Iraq: Who is behind ISIS? The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq — Towards the Creation of a US […]

Comment on Mike Huckabee wants to “take a jackhammer to U.N. headquarters in NYC” by Grandpa82 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:34:00 +0000 WE are footing the bill for this collection of countries that want donations from us and vote against us while hating us and our Republic. Our Muslim raised foreign student clown wants this group to take over and make him king of the Earth.

Barack Obama is “The Architect of

Submitted by Donald R.
May on April 7, 2013 –

Unlike any President in the history
of the United States of America, Barack Obama appears to be intent on destroying
the history, prosperity, and future of our nation and our fellow

Maureen Scott posted a column
regarding Barack Obama and what separates Obama from the values and life
experiences of the American people. Scott affirms that Obama has not
participated in the American experience nor has Obama shared in the pursuit of
the American Dream, which should be an expected prerequisite for those who
aspire to the highest office in our land.

Maureen Scott’s column, “The Architect
of Destruction,”
which originally appeared on Renew America, follows in its

“Obama comes from a community
organizer background where it’s us against them. But that’s not who we are. And
that’s not the position the leader of our Nation should take.” – Dr.
Benjamin Carson

Obama appears to be a tormented man
who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or
view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent,
vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over
others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family members and
mentors who instilled him with an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. That
bitterness seems not to have left him.

It is not the color of his skin that
is a problem – for anyone in America. Rather it is the blackness that fills his
soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and
love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak
lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect
for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever
revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets “goose bumps” when a band
plays “The Star Spangled Banner,” or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful
rendition of “America the Beautiful?” Does his heart burst with pride when
millions of American flags wave on a National holiday – or is he moved to
sadness and reflection when someone plays “taps” on a trumpet? Has he ever felt
the depth of our admiration of the military, as lovers of those who keep America
free feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful – because Obama did not grow up
sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a
grandfather or uncle who showed his medals and told of the bravery of his fellow
troops as they fought and tramped through foreign lands sacrificing for a cause
greater than their own lives. He didn’t have grandparents who told stories of
suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had
for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young
child, Obama didn’t delight in being part of America and its greatness. He
wasn’t singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside
for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a
campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the
gravesites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather Obama was separated from all
of these experiences. He doesn’t really understand us and what it means to be an
American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country
and is insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage.
His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue
the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unite

Obama has never given a speech that
is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all
the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better, grateful, and proud
that, in a short time, our country became a leader, and a protector of so many.
Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing
tirades as he faults our achievements ,along with any of his critics, all for
the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and
create fear while demeaning and degrading anyone who opposes his policies and
actions. Unlike a secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false
confidence, Obama displays a cocky, haughty attitude and a dread of being

Mostly, his time seems to be spent
causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people rather than uniting us
(even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for
the sake of keeping citizens separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue.
Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of
comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, disrespectful
of, and retaliate against those of differing backgrounds and views. Through such
behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint
to the level of rowdy, street-fighting gangs. When, instead, he should be
raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant,
self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not
attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established
procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and
assert a dictatorial form of power.

• Never has there been a leader of
this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this

• Never have we had a President who
spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present
himself as a soothing, calming, and trustworthy

• Never, in this country, have we
experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily

Obama has promoted the degeneration
of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing
us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of
America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.

A prayer of President John Adams,
which is inscribed in the front of the fireplace mantle in the White House State
Dining Room, gives us hope for a better future.

“I pray to heaven to bestow the best
of blessings on this house and all that hereafter inhabit it. May none but
honest and wise men ever rule under this

We hope and pray that one day soon
men and women of courage will return our nation to its former Judeo-Christian
foundations and will restore our honor, our integrity, and our

Comment on Mike Huckabee wants to “take a jackhammer to U.N. headquarters in NYC” by greg aldridge Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:26:00 +0000 preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states oh did say jackhammer the un building into the east river once and for all oh yeah I did I am completely serious this needs
to happen now I am tired of my money going to hate throw them out of America for
good as far as sending it to a country I say no let it float into the east river be done with
the whole dam thing FOR GOOO ITS TIME TO SAY ENOUGH!!!