Archive for January, 2012

Where’s The Tea Party? Try South Carolina.

January 29, 2012

If I were psychic I couldn’t have made a better call. I make no metaphysical claims… quite the contrary. Ever since the 2010 elections, the Republicrats and the Lame Stream lap dogs of the Obama regime have been at great pains to convince us, convince you, that we were an aberration, a momentary phenomenon, a freak of nature. We would soon be absorbed into the Republican establishment, which would once again rule all of us rubes with wisdom… nay, true sagacity.

We talked at great length about Mitt Romney and the central and overriding fact that he is a big government Republican in the establishment mold. Worse yet, he’s moderate to liberal on most issues that really matter to fully 60% of the citizens of this country that consider themselves to be conservative.

That’s the one thing that Mitt Romney is not. No matter what the repeated battery from his PACs… those unaccountable political garbage grinders behind which Mr. Milquetoast can hide, while devastating anyone who is perceived as a threat to his vanilla Republicrat candidacy. Ask Herman Cain.

Romney’s all-too-cute destruction of Herman Cain’s candidacy with a (most likely) ‘paid’ bimbo eruption, during which not a single one of the supposed victims could articulate anything remotely connecting Herman to any impropriety, other than one very vague generalization of making one ‘lady’ uncomfortable. The one direct charge of an extended extramarital affair by another turned out to be just so much more opportunism by a bought-and-paid-for bimbo. Nonetheless, it had the desired effect, as Herman withdrew from the 2012 presidential race rather than have his family dragged through the filth generated by the Romney PAC. This may prove to be the lynch pin to end Romney’s presidential pretentions.

Newt Gingrich is a flawed human, as are we all. He’s made some serious mistakes in attacking Bain Capital, giving the impression of anti-capitalism which the Romnites and the leftist press have been quick to take advantage of. Fact: Bain Capital did raid several companies, resulting in their bankruptcy. But Newt Gingrich is no anti-capitalist. He led the Reagan ‘revolution’, bringing fiscal sanity to the lefty mess left by ‘Jimma Cata’. None other than Nancy Reagan herself was generous in her praise of Newt’s efforts and his unwavering support for the Reagan Conservative Revolution. Putting the lie to another of the Romney PACs whole-cloth prevarications.

Florida is being touted by the leftist press and the Romney team (et al) as the end of the campaign. That’s it, it’s in the bag. That presumptive thing fostered by the ever shifty RNC establishment again. Um… gee whiz, it’s those pesky Tea Party guys again. Romney was supposed to be nine points ahead in Florida as of yesterday. I’m not so sure. There have been many Tea Party types who, disgusted with the savaging of Herman Cain, have been waiting out on the sidelines and are beginning to stir in huge numbers with Herman Cain’s surprise endorsement of Newt Gingrich.

Herman Cain stood a darn good chance of capturing the Republican nomination, which is why he had to be destroyed. I’ll tell you what must be giving not only Romney but MaoBama himself hives… the thought of a Gingrich candidacy in which he drafts Herman Cain as his running mate. Talk about a living nightmare for the communist regime of our wannabe Mahdi President Barack Hussein Obama and the febrile establishment Repubics (thanks, Mark Levin).

The South Carolina Tea Party Patriots fired the first shot. It won’t be the last.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012


Walking Into The Back Blast.

January 21, 2012

A ‘back blast’ is the blast cone behind certain weapons that utilize the back blast to minimize recoil. ‘Walking into your own back blast’ is a term for just plain stupidity. When I was in the Marine Corps, walking behind a 106 recoilless rifle would get you dead if you were close, or just knock you on your ass and maybe blow out your eardrums from about 15 to 30 feet away. Not a smart move.

ABC and, by association, all of the DNC/Administration surrogates of the Lame Stream press may have stepped in it with the brazenly timed, extremely shallow interview with Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife of some eighteen years, Marianne. Naturally, as with all of these DeMarxist straw horses, they posit all of these things as fact when, in fact, almost all of these Marxist publicity stunts turn out to have back stories they aren’t anxious to have see the light of day.

Marianne has given several interviews along the same lines over the years. I’m not going to say she is an embittered, spiteful woman venting her spleen once again. However, you have to question the very fact that she agreed to the interview in the first place with a network who, at the behest of their Marxist masters, timed the interview at the precise moment that, in their sick judgment, gave them the best chance of destroying Newt Gingrich… just as he rightly begins to surge in North Carolina.

All of us know divorced people… it’s a sad commentary on our times. Many of us also have friends on both sides of these broken marriages, and it seems like there’s always one who, for whatever reason, can never let go and move on with their lives. Marianne strikes me as this type of person, given her history of willingness to hang out the family laundry. Now we find out that the network stalked her for a couple of months… bottom feeding their way to a smear on Newt?

Enter the back blast. The aforementioned bottom feeders have brutally excoriated Conservative after Conservative, in their desperate need to defend the indefensible Barack Obama. Part of that is our own fault. The self-proclaimed, non-existent Republican establishment has been working in full time overdrive to convince the nation of the inevitability of their milquetoast moderate Mitt Romney, arguably the author of Obamacare with his Massachusetts Romneycare which, of and by itself, gives all Conservatives serious pause.

Hang on to your hats, folks. Newt has a damned good chance of winning South Carolina and his message is beginning to resonate across the country. The backlash which is hitting the Lame Stream Media is more than richly deserved. The sheer volume of lies and prevarication, with which they have attempted to suborn the truth for their Marxist masters, has finally reached the tipping point. They may have propelled the one guy to victory that they absolutely, unequivocally don’t want to run against their welfare state boss… not only in South Carolina but in the Republican primaries as a whole.

I like Newt’s fire and the intense focus he brings to the critical issues facing this nation. We need a fighter and not a milquetoast hack like Mitt Romney, constantly parroting the establishment line. Rick Santorum is a nice guy with solid Conservative values, but he’s not the guy for this time and this place.

Remember, the aim is the destruction of Barack Hussein Obama and his entire regime. Just like Newt said… “I want to knock him out”.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012


It’s Playoff Time.

January 16, 2012

I’m not a sportswriter… and it’s a far cry from politics to the gridiron… but yesterday witnessed the re-emergence of one of the truly preeminent football franchises in the history of the sport.

The San Francisco 49ers, Alex Smith and their no-nonsense head coach Jim Harbaugh, pulled off what may be the most remarkable finish to win a division playoff game in recent memory… possibly since 1981. Then, it was Joe Montana to Dwight Clark in what came to be known as ‘The Catch’.

This football franchise has seen its share of remarkable moments. The image of Terrell Owens at the goal line, snagging a last minute pass from Steve Young in the last three seconds of the 1999 NFC wild-card playoff game against the Packers at ‘The Stick’, is still fresh in the 49er faithfuls’ minds as the ‘The Catch 2’.

There can be no greater indication of the ‘new’ 49ers resurgence than the fans in Candlestick Park. The old place really rocked… you could hear the roar from miles away on the wind. The 49ers are back… and that ‘old’ stadium which has seen so many great 49ers teams over the years has, at least temporarily, a new lease on life.

It’s the ‘Niners’ at ‘The Stick’, and nothing can be better. Gone, for the moment, is the conflict over San Francisco losing the Niners to a monstrously politically-motivated boondoggle down in Santa Clara. The citizens of Santa Clara are about to be fleeced for well over a billion dollars they don’t have and can’t make up, no matter what the pols or the ‘experts’ say.

I love the San Francisco Forty Niners as only a native can, but that new stadium deal stinks to high heaven. It’s ‘new’ green technology is strongly reminiscent of another liberal boondoggle nearby; anyone remember Solyndra? Apparently, the EPA has its long nose in the mix here as well. That cannot bode well for the citizens of Santa Clara county. Wherever the EPA goes, economic conditions go with them… downhill.

I can’t blame the Forty Niners organization. They are, after all, a business and their owners reasonably expect to show a profit (oh no!… not the awful profit word). But there’s a much bigger story here.

There’s a double-edged sword and it’s called jobs. Santa Clara is home to some of the most dynamic and profitable businesses here in the erstwhile Golden State. It’s also home to the exodus of many of the state’s most wealthy and successful citizens. Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown’s malgovernance has caught up with him… his backdoor regulation, taxation and ‘proposed’ tax increases on the ‘wealthiest’ Californians have really opened the flood gates to people voting with their feet, and incidentally taking their money, their companies and their ‘brain trust’ with them, to business friendly states where fiscal sanity rules and ‘profit’ is not an evil word.

San Francisco is, if anything, in far worse shape than California as a whole. Liberal governance has that effect no matter where it is practiced. But, for all its kinky quirkiness, the City by the Bay can unite and agree on one thing… the San Francisco Forty Niners are the real deal, and we’ll see you next Sunday at ‘The Stick’.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012


This Is The Face Of Tyranny.

January 9, 2012

If I was a total stranger who had never seen or heard of Barack Hussein Obama, I would say he was stoned when that picture was taken. As far as I’m concerned, the picture speaks for itself. It is the face of self-indulgence. It is the face of dissipation. Soon to become the face of desperation.

In medieval times, he would have been given a name such as ‘Obama the Usurper’, or ‘Obama the Destroyer’. Most likely though, the appellation that would stick would have been given to him not by his cronies but by ‘the little people’. And that nomenclature would be ‘Obama the Weak’.

Judged objectively, the last three years under Barack Hussein Obama will go down in history as three of the worst years in our history. We’ve been suffering under the depredations of the Obama crowd long enough. It’s time to take the fight against the enemies of freedom to the next level.

There has been much speculation about the Tea Party having had its high tide mark with the 2010 takeover of Congress and the wholesale wipe-out that was handed to the Congressional DeMarxists. As a result, the liberal spin meisters on both sides of the aisle have been working overtime to portray the Tea Party Patriots as passé, while endlessly tauting the anointed choice of the liberals and ‘moderates’ who are just another description of liberal, as far as Conservatives are concerned.

Wednesday, January 4th saw the advent of what may well turn out to be the final straw for the estimated 60% of Americans who identify themselves as “very conservative” or “somewhat conservative”. Americans have an unusually high tolerance for abuse. I wish it wasn’t so. I think it stems from our indefatigable concept of ‘fairness’. I also think that America’s quotient for political chicanery has reached its limit with Barack Hussein Obama’s usurpation of power not granted to the office of the Chief Executive. With Obama’s violation of Section One, Article Five of the Constitution, we have been given an insight and preview of what another four years of his ‘enlightened’ leadership would be. From where I stand, it’s a very scary picture which may well involve the very survival of this nation of free people.

Obama’s perfect storm against every single sector of our economy, our national security and the pillars of freedom represented by our Constitution and Bill of Rights must be stopped, and stopped now! We have a bare eleven months to oust the nascent dictatorial tyranny of Barack Hussein Obama, and root out his communist cronies and send them packing into the political obscurity they so richly deserve.

So where are the American Patriots through all of this, you may ask? We’re here, alright. We’re here and we’re beyond mad as hell. Well, you may say, I haven’t seen any demonstrations to speak of. No hundred thousand (clean and well behaved) patriots storming the Washington mall and lobbying the halls of Congress, as is our right under that self-same Constitution that, to Obama and the Marxists, is just an inconvenient piece of paper.

I can tell you where we are. We’re out in the towns, cities and communities of America. We’re organizing the grass roots, the heart and soul of America, to defeat the Obamamonster once and for all. We have a bare eleven months… that’s a heartbeat in political terms.

If you are not actively affiliated with a local Tea Party group, get that way… we’re not at all difficult to find. You’ll discover a whole new world of welcoming, friendly people who have but one purpose and one purpose only… the preservation of the light of freedom for the world that is the United States of America. God bless this country and God bless you all.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012


Just Possibly The Most Crucial Year In Modern History.

January 4, 2012

It’s the year most of the country has been waiting for. Ever since it realized it had elected a monster president and a ravenous horde of Marxists intent on institutionalizing European style (or worse) socialism in this country. It’s highly probable that 2012 will be one of those ‘pivotal’ years that historians glory over… after the fact. Problem with that is that we are the facts. And 2012 is a slate yet to be written on.

The world is an increasingly dangerous place and, under President Barack Hussein Obama, even more so for America. This is a man who identifies more with the stated enemies of this Republic than with American citizens.

Those who read my columns will remember that in my business one can put in an outrageous number of hours, which can result in precluding my writing. No, it’s not because I can’t write when I’m dog tired. It’s more because I don’t have time to do the requisite research.

Dee, the very efficient editor of this little shooting match, can’t do it for me. She is just about maxed out too… which would explain why we haven’t seen an article from her in a while. She’s a pretty good writer in her own right.

Regular readers will remember my (former) IDF buddy, Jackie. He just returned from a couple of weeks in Israel. We both work for the same company and I was talking to him out of earshot of any staff. We were talking about Israel. So, you say, what’s the big deal? You’ve talked to him before. Prying information out of Jackie is like trying to open a giant clam with a pair of chopsticks. We’ve both watched the Iran/Middle East crisis develop with not a little trepidation. He, because Israel is his home of origin (he has family there). Me, because I’ve been fascinated by history and the events that shaped history. A life-long avocation that has taught me that history, in many ways, does repeat itself.

As Iran wraps up ten days of military exercises, Israel launches a surprise naval exercise off Haifa.

During our various conversations, one overriding theme developed. As a matter of policy, Israel does not wish to be the first to start a conflict. It’s also a stated policy that it will not permit the destruction of the State of Israel. Jackie told me that the stuff can hit the fan any time now. But he’s worried. There are, he said, tens of tens of thousands of missiles, rockets and mortars that, if all-out war erupts in the Middle East which now seems inevitable, will blast Israel, taxing her defenses to the limit. It could make the London blitz look like a Sunday School picnic.

Jackie says it’s going to be very nasty. This, coming from a bona fide combat veteran of two of Israel’s wars. He cites advanced electronics, training and weaponry being supplied to Iran, Syria and others by China, Russia and North Korea. War in the Middle East will be a game changer. America has had three years to observe and judge Barack Hussein’s hatred of Jews and his obvious antisemitism. He’s certainly flaunted it enough over the last three years. The hitch there is that a very aware America has been watching, and waiting, for 2012. America is on the move.

The new media is attracting new viewers, listeners and readers in droves. The Lame Stream Press is reeling from numbers that should be an embarrassment if it were not infected by blindness, caused by ideological fervor on behalf of its leftist masters.
It’s 2012 and America is on the march.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012