What´s so interesting about 60 tea partiers protesting the IRS in San Jose, California on Tuesday, May 21st? The fact that this bit of information was conveyed to the protesters by a Department of Homeland Security officer who was also in attendance. What was a DHS agent doing at the San Jose Tea Party protest? (snip) they weren´t just spying on us in San Jose and monitoring us in San Francisco, they were watching us throughout the entire state
This has gone beyond scary to surreal. When are the American people going to wake up? If Bush had created this type of police state, with large ammunition purchases that are intended to kill those citizens who lean to the right, there would have been cries for impeachment. Obviously, the DOJ is monitoring Tea Party members and groups very closely. Yet, known terrorists who support Obama get full professorships and tenure at major insititutions.
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US Veteran, 5/23/2013 8:21:00 AM (No. 9341051)
Because Barry Sotero is nothing more than a worthless schoolyard bully who can only experience joy by making those around him miserable....
The DHS is monitoring us. Jack Lew (treasury) is TELLING congress there is "no negotiating" over the debt limit. The new energy secretary has declared that his view of global warming is "NOT DEBATABLE". Holder has recused himself the AP scandal. The IRS heads have taken the 5th. The list goes on. Is this not the time to show civil disobedience in large numbers? Congress needs to defund Obamacare and not just vote to repeal it.
If it were not for internet sites Homeland Security would be taking over the country with their own army. An army armed with personnel, vehicles and who knows what else capable of outgunning the National Guard.
Yes, #6. A complete package. We are certainly now a country "gone under" to paraphrase RWR, who has to be begging God to protect us. What are we doing for ourselves? God help us, forgive us and confound these people!
In April 2009, the Missouri Highway Patrol released a report from Big Sis that cautioned that average US citizens who felt strongly about issues such as Pro-Life, Constitutionally limited government, gun rights and individual liberty could potentially become domestic terrorists. Those with military training were potentially more dangerous. They were going to continue to monitor the skin heads, the anarchists, and other groups with a history of violence, but wanted everyone to take a harder look at these new citizen groups.
The question answers itself. From the beginning, DHS was a bad idea. It´s a shame Bush got sucked into it. There were good reasons for keeping the government´s various law enforcement agencies separate, unfortunately Jamie Gorelick took advantage of a strength and turned it into a weakness. DHS needs to go.
If they just wanted to monitor, it would have been simple to put someone in the crowd incognito, or watch invisibly from an adjacent building. This was pure and simple armed, uniformed, in your face intimidation. Next comes kristallnacht.
All conservatives who stand up together are labeled a threat to the brown shirts(obama administration and progressive agenda) . Absolute control of all speech must be maintained. Any movement in opposition to their dogma is expressly targeted for termination by any means. There was a robert young movie about the rise of hitler and how at first he became popular and it was cool to support him, then it became shameful and wrong if you disagreed with him. Finally you were hunted down for imprisonment if you did not join. Sound familiar ? I wish I could remember the name of the movie. In the end he had to flee the country to survive.
Remember this? "There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com."
The more things change the more they stay the same.
"If Bush had created this type of police state...." But he did, like Nixon, who created federal monsters like EPA, OSHA, and Freddie Mac. Predictably, federal institutions created for the noblest of reasons are either by their nature despotic, or turn that way when the wrong people are at the helm. Republicans have more than played their sorry part in this charade, and should be trusted little more than the Democrats.
#9 put it best: We´re not the problem. Philosophically, and guided by cultural barbarians at the top of the political hierarchy, good has been redefined as evil and evil as good. That´s why the morally serious people in this country have been set upon by packs of sniffing bureaucrats and would be storm troopers like the menacing New Black Panthers "guarding" the polling place in Philadelphia, hoping for a reason to start the bloodbath that Obama friend, ghostwriter, and terrorist Bill Ayers envisioned. At present, they´re attempting to stifle argument or shout us down; in time if they are not stopped they will break our argumentative heads. Where the citizens are afraid of the government, there is tyranny; where the government is afraid of the citizens, there is liberty.
Is there any question anymore that DHS is Obama´s Brownshirt force? These people, who typically operate in the shadows, materialize with orders to intimidate ordinary unarmed citizens. What do you think another million person march onto the Capitol mall would look like? This time they´d be met by these thugs and drones circling overhead.
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O.S. Banker, 5/23/2013 10:49:04 AM (No. 9341384)
Will a single Republican in Congress (aside from Rand Paul or Ted Cruz) pursue this? If not, we know that they have been co-opted and are no longer working for the American People. If Congress fails to address this, it is obvious that they are incapable of honoring their oath of office.
Excuse me, why is DHS out checking the Tea Party just because they are peacefully demonstrating against a government that is constantly checking on them for no reason, except for political reasons. They aren´t doing anything wrong and are not violent. Get in your fancy police cars and go down to the border and do your real job for a change.
The truth be known, it´s this government and this Administration that is rife with criminal activity and unlawful use of force. They constantly use intimidation tactics against the very people who are actually working and paying the taxes they wantonly waste to buy votes.
Now we are watching our representatives in Congress supporting known criminals who have invaded this country illegally. I have news for them, try representing the American people, who unlike some bureaucrats, follow our laws. Quit supporting criminals because you see them as voters. Send them home and let them get in line.
Until I see some of Obama´s henchmen in jail for crimes committed against innocent American people and impeachment proceedings against him, I won´t believe anything that comes out of our sick government.
They were watching in my state too. It serves several purposes for those who want the US to turn into Venezuala:
-Intimidate protesters and stifle dissent - Solidify the image of Tea Partiers as dangerous "extremists" in the minds of the lo-fos and moonbats - Gather info on who to audit next. - Goad some tea partier into actually doing something illegal, then publicize the heck out of it, and use that to justify more dehumanization, harassment, and intimidation of the regime´s enemies.
If you´re honest with yourself, you realize that if Bush had not created DHS, then DHS would not be creating a police state today.
It was short-sighted (or just part of the plan?) to create such a dangerous threat to our society, our security and our freedom. I blame ALL those involved, not just the CURRENT person to whom G.W Bush handed this monstrosity to.
If you don´t think, and cover all the bases, you will never know ANYTHING.
Message to all posters, send a copy of this article to everyone in your address book and to your reps in the House and Senate, no matter the party affiliation. If you don´t you will be guilty of enabling this criminal behavior.
From the first I was aware of Obama--and that was at I think the prior Democratic convention? I had a creepy feeling about him, but I put it aside until the day I watched him in Berlin during the 2008 primaries. The sight of him already presuming to be a global phenomenon set my teeth on edge. From that day forward I have told every single person I know that Obama is not what he appears. Of course it fell on deaf ears. They are still in denial, and even though I see some cracks in the wall, I am not going to lose any sleep waiting to see an "A-HA!" moment. They are getting exactly what they deserve.
The TEA Party is a major threat. We are also the "Homeland" in Homeland Security. If the US Government defines us as enemies, what does that make them? Bring it on you clowns; America has a score to settle with you and it´s long past time.
Let me repeat my rant: yesterday the guy who was sitting for Mark Levin was telling the story of Lerner´s job while on Fed´s Election Commission. It was in 1997 or whereabouts. Absolutely horrendous persecution of Christian organizations. If I remember correctly she was promoted multiple times when repubics were in complete control of the government - 2001-2006. Ha!!! What can we expect - the commies/fascists change their ways? They will choke us to death! We don´t have the media, public education, entertainment and banking system. The lame (may I write it in capital letters) LAME repubics are not representing Americans. I am of the opinion that we need real conservative common sense party. So, we lose next elections? Repubics are of no help anyway! The situation will deteriorate rapidly. Now the internet is filled with comments that this admin is hitler/stalinist in its ways. And I, like many of you (us) feel that DHS behaves like SS or Gestapo (or KGB).
To quote Nancy Pelosi, we can now see what´s in the Zimmerman-Martin case "without the fog of the controversy". I think the biggest lesson to be learned was from Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin that testified at the trial. Rachel Jeantel has just had her 15 minutes. (snip)We shouldn´t turn away from this young woman, though, because she illustrates something so clearly. She doesn´t live in "another world" as her defenders claim, she lives in a prison.
President Obama has now united the world -- not a single country trusts us anymore, because our hero has shafted those who relied on us: Britain, Poland, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel, even Syria and Libya. (snip)Obama has been trying to break the Shi´ite crescent by arming and training the rebels against Iran´s ally Assad. In Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed while running Libyan arms to Al Qaida-allied rebels in Syria. It´s not working. The Russians are siding with Iran and Assad, and Iran´s steel trap is threatening to snap shut on the pathetic rabble we support in Syria.
Big labor is threatening to strangle the liberal San Francisco Bay Area in order to protect the principle that government workers should be insulated from the effects of rising medical costs and enjoy generous pensions to which they contribute nothing. Led by the ultra-leftist SEIU, the biggest union representing workers at BART and a progressive movement powerhouse, big labor orchestrated the Bay Area organized left to march demonstrate at BART headquarters in Oakland Thursday night. (snip) about 400 BART workers and their supporters, including actor Danny Glover, chanted for union solidarity
A few days prior to the 2012 presidential election, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie gave Obama a long, drawn-out hug and silently nodded his head in agreement to every word spoken by the always-opportunistic president.(snip)lately the Garden State governor has been the pure embodiment of Alinsky rule #12, which says, "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." What´s making the whole thing so suspicious is Governor Christie´s verbal rancor is mostly being directed toward a specific political adversary of the president, the outspoken Tea Party favorite, Rand Paul
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How is the U.S. like Sweden? In its low murder rate. That is, if you include in the statistics only non-blacks in the U.S. legally.(snip)In round numbers, there are about 250 million non-blacks in the U.S. legally. So their murder rate is about 1.0 per 100,000, or the same as Sweden´s. A murder rate of 1.0 is in the same league as the Europeans who like to call us gun-crazy cowboys. But it´s not the "cowboys" who are doing the killing. (In fact, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming have murder rates significantly lower than the U.S. average.
Poor lil´ Huma, croaks the liberal media. A wifey ensnared in her infamous husband´s sordid sexual adventures. Huma Abedin is a victim -- victimhood being a checkbox for libs and a handy excuse for anyone who runs afoul the law, stupid choices, indecency, laziness, Faustian deals with the devil, trumped-up racism, trumped-up homophobia, trumped-up xenophobia, real political corruption, hand-washing compulsion, and whatever else can be appended to victimhood. Poor lil´ Huma is a victim, all right. She´s a victim of her own self-willed choice; of a match made not much from kismet than cold calculation.
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