Posts Tagged ‘new media’

In Just Two Days…

February 17, 2011

Our comfortable 24 hour news cycle is going the way of analog television. I have been unable to do articles for the last two days… it’s that time of year. The storms that hit the Bay Area have had us working quite late. I don’t like missing one day, much less two. It’s just too darned important.

The demise of the 24 hour news cycle can be laid at the doorstep of the ‘new media’. Stories break, are reported on locally by conservative bloggers, that feed gets picked up by the internet and it’s “Katie, bar the door”… because by then your little scoop isn’t so little any more, and your story has circled the world in a matter of hours.

It’s an incredible feeling. The message of freedom certainly knows no international bounds. This column has been blessed with an outstanding and growing readership from the beginning. When Dee (for those of you who may not know Dee, she is the lady who makes everything work around here) first proposed this column I decided I wanted it to be hard-hitting, but I wanted to keep it simple and distill some of this stuff to strip away the smoke and mirrors that the enemy uses to conceal and disguise his intentions.

For those of you who may be new to our articles, the Skip MacLure blog is unabashed patriotism. We stand for the rule of law, the founding documents, liberty and freedom. We fiercely oppose tyranny in any form. We firmly believe that our country is in a battle for its very existence, and that individual American Patriots are the ones who must carry the banner of freedom forward.

This is it. This is where the rubber hits the road. Make your commitment to freedom today.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011



Patriots Not Shy.

February 9, 2011

We love the Patriot Action Network here at the Skip MacLure blog. I followed the Patriots from the beginning, and was a member way before I started this column. 80,000 strong, and you can just bet there’s a whole lot of people who follow the network who aren’t necessarily members.

The Patriots do a superb job of passing vital information to members and the community. They focus on issues vital to the restoration of a free constitutional republic. They also follow the leftists like a second skin, reporting the latest outrages against our civil society to the Patriots and the new media.

A few times I’ve experienced a spooky sensation as someone, somewhere in the network will open a leftist can of worms and blow the whole thing wide open about something I’d either been working on, or was wondering about. That tells me that the members of this network are constantly on their toes and not buying any of the left’s bull roar.

But I didn’t write this article to tell you guys how good you are, but to offer a retraction of sorts to the article I wrote yesterday that got a lot of comments, most of which started with ‘Are you nuts?’. Just kidding. One thing you may rest assured of is that Patriots speak their minds and aren’t a bit shy about it either.

Well, it seems that at the end of my article yesterday I wrote, “That the ineptitude of this president is going to put this country at grave risk”. Whoops. Wrong move. I got a veritable chorus of, ‘Whaddaya mean, going to put this country at risk?’ and, ‘we’re already there!’.

Ok guys, I surrender (grins), you’re right. We are there. And the more I look around this floating blue marble of ours, the more potential catastrophes I see. They’re not hard to find… just look for a muslim and you’ll soon find dissension, aggression and war.

Our mission as Patriots has not changed. There is a pretender to defeat, a Senate to recapture, wars to win and a country to safeguard. We really have to hold our Congressmen and Senators feet to the fire. It’s aggravating and frustrating, I know… a little like herding cats, but that’s what it’s going to take.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011


Mea Culpa Again (Sort Of).

January 23, 2011

We have a lot of great readers out there and we cherish every one. Recently, we have had a few unplanned and unavoidable gaps in our publication. Just a day here and there, but I thought some clarity was called for.

I have a full time career outside of writing. It demands a lot of my time normally, but during the winter months especially. Dee, the very capable editor of this column, also has a full time career and has proven to be a gifted writer filling in for me. It takes several hours to write, edit and distribute our articles to our affiliates, who then distribute to their readers.

With the intense work schedules there are times when we just don’t have the time. Our first choice is to go to the archives and see if something there will work. Then there are the times, such as happened this last week, when we couldn’t even do that.

We were under no illusions when we started this column that it was going to be easy. Our sole purpose is to get the Conservative Constitutional message to as many people as we can. As anyone who has read my columns for any amount of time will tell you, I’m an equal opportunity opinion editorialist. I’m just as quick to jump on and excoriate the Republicans as I am the Marxists… quicker in fact.

The situation and the economy demand nothing less than our dedicated vigilance. Conservative principles have gotten us this far… a political comeback and reversal of epic proportions, for a party who had been written out, walked over and buried by virtually every liberal political pundit (and not a few of our own) in the country.

Here’s where it gets tough for the Republicrats. Had it not been for the Patriots, had it not been for the Conservative blogosphere and the new media, the Republicans would not have had the prayer of the proverbial snowball in hell. I think they’re finally starting to get the picture, given some of the things we’re seeing in the Congress.
We’re proud of the small part we’ve been able to play in advancing this great cause.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011


Shout It Out!

October 30, 2010

I remember a time not too long ago when Conservatives, especially in places like the San Francisco Bay Area, kept a pretty low profile. The ultra politically correct makeup of many businesses here can be an adventure for the bold, or a minefield for the unwary and timid.

San Francisco Tea Party, August 2009.

Don’t get me wrong. There are an awful lot of Conservative folks in the Bay Area, but for a lot of years, under the unremitting lash of the strident ultra-leftist activism here, many Conservative Patriots chose not to call attention to themselves.

As I noticed in college, some of my ‘macho’ veteran buddies just caved in and followed along with the anti-American theme running through my school and virtually every American college or university. Those of us that stood for America and were outspoken patriots were reviled, jeered at and sometimes spat upon… by the enlightened leftist thuglets in training.

There were times when our patience exhausted and we took appropriate action. But most of the time we just focused on our schooling and let the bleating of the ‘intellectual academic class’ recede into the white noise it was.

It’s been one of the great privileges of my lifetime, witnessing the first blossoming of the now Great American Patriot Movement, being able to participate in, and report on, this historic shift away from all things leftist. The ‘New American Revolution’ is here.

It’s been a visceral reaction of the entire body politic of America. We reached out and felt the immense evil of Barack Obama’s White House, the DeMarxist Congress and the slavish toadying of the lame stream press. We ought to start calling it the washed up press, because that’s exactly what happened… the American people went to the burgeoning ‘New Media’ with which this column is proud to claim membership. The people liked what we said because we told the truth… and the truth was apparent to them.

It was the beginning of the awakening of the American people. It’s like the guy who gets hammered and is groggily trying to get it together. Eventually, his head is going to clear. America has been doing a whole lot of learning in the process of the giant being aroused. We probably have a better educated and better informed electorate than any of my memory.

This is what will be the ultimate defeat of the Marxists who wish to rule our lives; these elitist academics who have never held a job nor had to meet a payroll. They have created nothing.
The voice of the American people is going to be heard all over the world next Tuesday, November 2.
Be sure you’re there!!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


O’Bozo And The Clown College – Turning Certain Defeat Into Certain Disaster.

October 12, 2010

We, that is we of the Conservative Patriot movement, have experienced pretty much the worst the Marxists of the Obama government have had to throw at us. The lame-tame, so-called mainstream press, whose slavish devotion to all things socialist is well known, has lost its grip on the American people.

Enter the alternate or ‘new media’, whose reportage has been scooping the media giants on a regular basis. Not only that, but stories can be broken nationwide instantly with a few keystrokes, and we have thousands of well-informed and patriotic writers who have taken it upon themselves to get to the story and then get the truth out.

The Marxist redistributionist cabal that had taken over the seat of government in Washington completely misread the mood and intent of the country. Yeah, we’d had all of George Bush that we wanted. We were bitterly disappointed in his weak inability to rein in his out-of-control Congress, for all he was, and is, a decent man who took his responsibility to protect the country and the people of the United States from further attacks by Islamist terrorists seriously.

The DeMarxists are still trying to play on his name, magnificently ignoring that it’s been two years since George Bush retired, and that this economy and these two wars in which our nation finds itself engaged are all Obama all the time, for two years now.

Journalists, even some of the supposed reliable lame-stream outlets, have been commenting on how there now appears to be a consensus that Obama is in over his head. Hell’s bells, fellas and gals… I could have told you that two years ago… and did… repeatedly. It’s looking like the leftists are going to pay the price for hijacking our government.

The American people are the same everywhere you go, and just about everyone you talk to is really angry and cannot wait for November 2. Many people of my own acquaintance, who in a normal political cycle wouldn’t even walk across the street to vote, are fired up and talking it up to others. That’s how this thing works… one American to another… one patriot to another.

Every time Obama or any of his (remaining) minions opens his mouth, they double down on our anger quotient, more people become active and the movement grows. See, that’s another thing that the DeMarxists haven’t figured out. It’s attraction, not promotion, that accounts for the spectacular growth of the Patriots and their supporters across the nation.

Three weeks… Register and read up on the candidates and the issues for your state and locality. Be an informed voter. It may very well be the most important thing you’ll ever do.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Watching The Clock.

August 27, 2010

I’ve figured it out… we’ve got this all wrong. There have been 3.5 million new and saved jobs since Obama took office. We know ’cause they told us so.

The problem is, it’s not the truth. It’s not even close to the truth. The truth is that the American people aren’t buying the story lines any more. The spin scarcely has time to get started before we tear it apart and subject it to the ‘new media review’. By the time we unravel it, there’s not much spin.

I guess we’re all sort of stunned out here, watching this administration self destruct. It’s not just that Barack Obama and that pack of amateurs he has in his government are wrong in their approach to governing and economic policy for this country. It’s that they have been, and are, wrong about every single thing they’ve done since taking office.

With the November 2 elections right around the corner, the desperation in some corners of the Democrat establishment is palpable. With the clock running out, so are the options for incumbent Democrats, some of whom have already fallen by the wayside in primaries across the nation… with many more to come.

If the mood of the nation remains as ugly as it is today, it will become a historical event.
It can’t come soon enough. Clock watching is hard work.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Democrat Transparency.

April 21, 2010

Transparency… There’s a big difference between transparency and camouflage. DeMarxists have trouble with this one. One of the major skills of the left has been their ability to hide things in plain site… and then pull them out to use without warning on slow to react timid Republicans who appeased Democrats more often than not, got their clocks cleaned, or just rolled over altogether. It seemed to play out that way often even when we Republican types held the upper hand and our side just couldn’t wait give that hand away right up to the shoulder.

This worst recession since the Great Depression has accomplished something surprising for the American people. We are now infinitely more in tune with our economy, our government and its massive deficits and freedom killing policies. What a difference two years, several millions of Patriots nationwide and the vast majority of the American people can make. Our Senate Republicans have stood the test of fire in this Congress and have made waves all out of proportion to their numbers… but that’s what a good fighting minority is capable of.

A factor that has worked in our favor has been the whole communications revolution which placed news and images directly in front of us, news that was only seconds old flashing around the world in an instant. Every citizen with a cellphone became the source for a story or a video. It’s like having millions of news crews available anytime. The amount of information being reported on and transferred is staggering.

That’s what happens with camouflage, sooner or later somebody takes a real close look and they realize there’s no transparency there at all. As a matter of fact, the more that we scrutinize the DeMarxists and their activities the better our understanding of their bottom feeding habits. We highlight the livin’ hell out of them taking a page from their book. We provide transparency. We, you and me, we have a voice and it’s being heard.

We’re bringing transparency to the darkest corners of the Demarxist play book… and America does not like what it sees, an America that now recognizes the truth of this Presidency… this regime, and is rejecting it wholesale.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


The Straw Man March – The Left’s Obsession With Victimhood.

March 30, 2010

It’s a cameo of the Clinton administration right down to the ever charming Janet Napolitano waging warfare on ‘armed Christian militia groups’. Democrats all over the country are suddenly ‘in fear for the lives of themselves and their families’. What crap! Every time anyone, anytime calls them on their stuff they fall back on racism, or fear of the supposed militant right in this country. Then with the connivance of the statist, left wing lap dog press they attempt to link the entire patriot movement to every fancied incident they can create.

Janet Napolitano

If that Christian Militia in Michigan was indeed plotting some insane campaign of terror against local police departments as part of a campaign against the government, then they were as stupid as they were inept. No patriot or group of patriots is actively plotting against the US Government, and most particularly if they were, they sure as hell wouldn’t start with the local police or Sheriff’s deputies.

There are parts of this story that just aren’t meeting the smell test… like so much of what the left does, they aren’t very good story tellers. They are too accustomed to their lies being given a gold plated pass by their goofball base and the statist press which has been carrying their water for so long.

The facts are that they can no longer depend on an ‘opinion lock’ by controlling the airwaves and the press, which they have done for so many years. The ‘new media’ has put a screeching halt to that.
That’s why the American Patriot Movement has been so successful. It is a bottom up grassroots movement completely independent of the traditional Republican establishment. In fact, it has more or less dragged the ‘old boy’ network along behind it, kicking and screaming most of the way, but coming along nonetheless.

The left knows it’s in real trouble with this movement gaining strength by the day as more and more Americans, and many of them self-identified Democrats, have come to the understanding that they’ve not only been sold a bill of goods, but that they, their families and their fortunes have been sold down the river on a raft of polyanna promises with no substance.

We have a radical left wing assault on our country, and it’s not the militias and other red herrings being thrown out there by the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano that we have to be concerned with… they are the war against America. Barack Hussein Obama’s White House and every Democrat lawmaker who supported him and turned their backs on their constituents and the American Constitution are guilty of de facto treason against the American people.

There is your ‘plot’ against the country, the rule of law and the people of this country. We need to be ever mindful of the left’s real goals and that as we march forward to November that the left, for all their bluster and bravado, are justifiably worried and will stop at nothing to hold power. We literally have to be prepared for anything.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010