Friday, April 27, 2012

How I became a conservative...

A post called "Awakenings" over at "The Conservative Treehouse" (pops - WELL worth the read, as is most of what's there!) asked readers to tell "their story."

Here's mine...

I can't believe I'm going to admit this...

I was blessed to be raised mostly in a rural area, with a GOOD school system which actually taught me about the history of our Republic, and the design of our Constitution and system of Government.

I turned 18 in 1983, and was COMPLETELY apolitical. All that politics-stuff was for old-folks - I just wanted to get high, make my music, and be left alone.

As went about my freewheeling life, it seemed as if I was being jacked by "pigs" about every other day - and ~90% of the time it was "out of the car... assume the position - hands on the hood..."

I still roll my eyes when I hear certain folks whining about "driving while black" as I've experienced "driving while long-haired" too many times to count. Eventually I realized that it wasn't just the long hair, it was a number of other things that - COMBINED with the long hair - screamed "I'M A POTHEAD - PLEASE SCREW WITH ME!!" to every cop that got close enough to lay eyes on me. Likewise, the majority of "DWB" cases are really "driving while looking/acting like a dealer/'gangsta'/thug/etc..." but I digress...

At the time, I was the EPITOME of the young, stupid leftard. Ronnie Raygun was a doddering old fool, and perhaps the worst thing to happen to this country since Joe McCarthy. One sweet little gal (of whom I was VERY enamored) collected old books, and I can't express how disgusted I was by reading "The Report of the House Subcommittee on Un-American Activities" which named known and suspected communists...
"They RUINED those people's lives and careers!" I thought - and to my young, stupid self that seemed like the EPITOME of injustice! After all, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" seems like the way things SHOULD be!

G*D I was STUPID!-But I still didn't care enough to pay attention to politics.... 

When Slick Willie ran for POTUS, I caught the "...but I didn't INHALE!" line. I was suddenly VERY enamored - and when I saw him on Arsenio Hall with his hat & shades, blowing a sax & rocking some blues, I thought he was the coolest politician alive!  OF COURSE I knew he was lying - after all, it's not much good if you don't inhale - but... I could forgive that "little white lie!"
"THAT'S **EXACTLY** what this country needs - a POTUS who knows how to rock & roll, and who's actually done some bong-hits! He's JUST LIKE ME!"

By the time he was up for reelection I'd grown up/wised up a good bit - Fatherhood will do that to you - but that wasn't the MAIN reason...

I met this woman in a bar, and my daughter was born exactly 10 months and 2 days later. She already had two kids, and their father was apparently a real psycho. He threatened our lives - very plainly and explicitly:
"One of these nights, you're going to wake up and find me standing at the foot of your bed. Don't worry - I'll make sure you get to hear me say goodbye and look me in the eye when I blow your f***ing brains out!"

For the first time in my life, I felt like I needed a handgun, so - full of my high-school notions of "LAND OF THE FREE!" and "...SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!" - I went to buy one.

The nice man at the gun store informed me that my state had a mandatory 10-day waiting-period, but it was taking the cops more like 4-6 weeks to process the paperwork.

He'd be HAPPY to sell me a gun, but I needed to understand that it might be a month or month-and-a-half before I could take it home!

I truly thought he was lying to me, so I went down the road to a pawn-shop that also sold guns, and got the same story there.

I was DUMBFOUNDED - but not nearly so much as I would be!

As I was leaving the pawn-shop, a young man followed me out of the store, and quietly informed me that if I really needed a handgun he had one he'd sell me!

This might be a good time to paraphrase our _resident and point out that "If I had a gang-banger/illegal gun-dealer, he'd look like Trayvon Martin" - but I digress...

This nice young gentleman guided me to his car, satisfied himself that I wasn't a cop, then opened the trunk and showed me a selection of a half-dozen or so handguns. I was enamored of a .44-mag revolver, and though his price was a bit high I would at least be able to SLEEP AT NIGHT knowing I wasn't completely defenseless!

Then it hit me...

See, I wasn't planning on robbing a liquor store, pulling a drive-by, or "bustin' a cap in a muh-fugguh's @$$" then throwing it in the river -- I was facing a strong likelihood of being forced to defend myself IN MY OWN HOME.

I had a brief, literal vision of myself trying to explain to the cops how it was that this gun I'd just used to help this sicko assume room-temperature and ruin my carpet, just happened to be a ballistic-match to a gun that had been used in a half-dozen murders!

"So..." I asked naively - "Will you give me a receipt?"

"F**k NO, MAN!" young Trayvon said, before he slammed the trunk, hopped in his car and drove away!

THAT'S when it hit me:

I wish I could say "In that moment, I became a conservative" - but that would be a lie. It took a bit more experience for me to get there... 

I was working like a dog - two jobs to support my family and pay for night-school while others rode the welfare gravy-train - and that was part of it.

There were times when there wasn't enough FOOD to go around so I'd cook dinner then go upstairs while THEY ate... I eventually got tired of being hungry and gave in - which is when I learned that my kids' Mom was (aside from being rather seriously "disturbed") a full-time, professional welfare-queen who (despite my objections) milked "the system" and just about everyone else she came across.

There just isn't enough space on this blog for me to tell you all the scams this woman ran...  Suffice to say that the few years I spent watching her make a full-time-job out of being a freeloader REALLY helped in my conversion to "conservative" as well!

Spending all my spare time on studying and homework - trying to better myself so I could make a better life for my kids - combined with the ongoing contact with my community-college "classmates" -- a bunch of ungrateful mooches who couldn't be bothered to study then accused the instructors of "racism" because "the white boy's gettin' As while you give US Ds!" - and the flat-out ABUSE they heaped on me for "blowing the curve" was an even larger part.

A REALLY HUGE factor was when several years of hard work - still spending all my spare time on self-education - finally paid off and I first doubled my income then doubled it again, only to see most of the increase disappear to increased taxation.

That hurt.


When I considered how many millions of people out there were just like my Ex - perfectly able-bodied but preferred to make a full-time-job out of freeloading - I was PISSED!

The straw that finally broke the camel's back was my eventual - INEVITABLE - divorce.

Anyone who's ever seen a good man get abused by a vindictive woman and the F_m_l_ court system (supposed to be "Family" but really "FEMALE"!) knows my story - false claims of abuse, false arrests, false restraining orders... even eventually (when she realized she was losing) false accusations of molesting my kids...

It was during that whole, horrid experience that I first remember asking
As I searched for answers to what was happening to me, I began to understand the importance of Fatherhood to a child's life. I knew INSTINCTIVELY - which is why I fought so hard to be allowed to uphold my responsibilities to my kids - but I never knew INTELLECTUALLY. As I became involved with the so-called "Fathers' Rights Movement" (which is really about a KID'S rights, IMHO!) and learned all the statistics, I was HORRIFIED!

Here, we KNOW that father-absent homes are to blame for damn near every ill that befalls our kids - even when controlling for every other possible factor such as race, poverty, etc - yet we have a "F_m_l_-Court System" that seems to exist solely to turn Fathers into every-other-weekend VISITORS and turns them into broke slaves in the process, rewarding vindictive women for robbing their children of the one thing most likely to protect them from drugs/dropouts/pregnancy/prison/and-on-and-on-and-on?!

It seemed as if every day I found myself a new reason to scream out
I was eventually awarded sole legal custody of my kids, and settled in to FINALLY being allowed to fulfill my proper role in their lives - but found myself now doing battle with schools which seemed designed to produce good little idiots (with LOTS of un-earned self-esteem!) but did NOTHING to really educate. I saw the horrors of "No Child Left Behind" - which (as the Father of two highly-intelligent girls) I can assure you REALLY means "NO CHILD GETS AHEAD!"

I tried to go into business for myself, and applied for a loan from the "Small Business Administration." Being told I had to submit a "business plan" I again set about educating myself, and eventually turned in what the local "Director" told me was "The best business plan [he'd] seen in twenty years on this job." Unfortunately, he also had to inform me that there was no money for me.

Something about the way he said "...for you..." stuck in my ear, and I pressed him. He (VERY reluctantly) was eventually forced to admit that the only funds his "Small Business Administration" had available was designated "minority grant money."
"So... you're telling me that if I was 'a minority' I'd get this loan?"
"Well... No... - Actually, if you were 'a minority' you'd be able to get a GRANT."
For those who may not get the distinction, "loans" must be repaid - with interest - but "GRANTS" are essentially GIFTS, and need never be repaid!

What ever happened to "equal protection under the law"?

What happened to "...judged by the content of their character - and not the color of their skin!"

Every time a "quota" is enforced, SOME qualified person didn't get a job/loan/grant/admission/promotion/etc BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN.


I've had many other experiences and situations over the years which further solidified my "conservative" position, but more and more every day it seems I find myself asking that same stupid question - and I've never yet managed to come up with a POSITIVE answer - only a "negative" one:
"It sure as HELL ain't Our Founders' Republic!"
So... Here I am.

At this point, I'd say I'm best described by a slightly-modified phrase stolen from Andrew Wilkow:
"Individual Patriot first, (BIG-C) Constitutionalist second, and (small-c-small-l-small-r) conservative/libertarian/republican-slash-minarchist third..."
I've seen enough to know that "The government which governs BEST is that which governs LEAST."

I've come to believe that Our Founders were Divinely inspired when they hammered out this system, and that those who have corrupted it deserve eternal torment. I say that because I've also come to understand that THIS REPUBLIC has done more to bring LIBERTY to the WHOLE WORLD than EVERYthing which came before - and it caused a true REVOLUTION in science and industry which bettered the lives of everyone on this PLANET!

I've come to know that there are truly EVIL people in the world who manipulate the lazy and ignorant to support their plan to DESTROY this Republic, because at this point it is the only thing standing in the way of their plans to dominate, rule and ENSLAVE the entire WORLD.

And we're just about there...

Friday, April 20, 2012

An Open Letter to Newt Gingrich

Dear Newt:

I'm going to be blunt.

When I stood in the booth in 2008 and entered my vote for McCain, I made a vow to myself that this would be the *LAST* time I voted "lesser of two evils" as I had for my entire adult life.

Though I didn't start as a supporter, seeing how the media and the RNC has abused Ron Paul caused me to research him and become a RP supporter.

It's painfully obvious now that he'll never be allowed to win, so (as much as it pains me to say it) I decided a while back that I was going to vote for Obama.

  1. I no longer believe we're going to be able to vote our way out of this mess.
  2. I could not in good conscience vote for anyone left on the "R" ticket - LEAST of all mitt-for-brains robamaney, who TPTB have apparently decided to ram down our throats whether we want him or not.
  3. A "RINO" win would lull the sheeple back to sleep ("We WON! What a RELIEF!") but do nothing to roll back all of the abuses of recent decades - we'd be better off with Obama because NOBODY would be able to sleep through what we know he will do!
  4. Since a total economic and governmental collapse seems inevitable, we might as well just get it over with!
Remember: I said I'd be blunt... !

Frankly Newt, I have a LOT of problems with your history. You have in the past been little better than any other RINO, and frankly I know when a politician is lying because HIS LIPS ARE MOVING, ergo I don't place ANY faith in campaign promises -- I've seen entirely too much.

I don't care what you say - I care what you DO, and HAVE DONE - and ALL of the Retardlicans, INCLUDING you, have done much that frankly makes me SICK!

So why am I here, writing this?

I just finished watching your "NRA" speech, and the things you said therein have convinced me that I *MAY* be wrong about you.

This was no small feat - and for those who haven't seen it, here's the speech to which I refer:

*IF* you really are who you now claim to be, then you may be the only candidate (with a realistic possibility of getting the nomination) who can prevent what appears to otherwise be inevitable.

*IF* you are serious about your support for the Constitution - ESPECIALLY the 2nd Amendment, then there are two things you need to do.

*IF* you do these things, I will not only vote for you, but I'll become a near-full-time proponent, and work to convince others to vote for you as well.

Further, I can pretty much guarantee that *IF* you do these things, you can guarantee a win in November by mobilizing MILLIONS like me who otherwise would have either just stayed home or cast a "let's get this crap over with" vote for The Enemy.

What are these two things?
  1. For those who may not know, Federal law allows private ownership of full-auto firearms, and always has, PROVIDED the buyer passes a full, extensive FBI fingerprint and background check and pays a transfer tax. In 1986 however, in an illegal and illegitimate manner, an amendment was stuck on to other legislation which LIMITED private ownership of any full-auto firearms made BEFORE (IIRC) May of 1986.

    The CSPAN video clearly shows that this was not properly done and thus should be moot and void, however it has become accepted law. All this has accomplished is to drive the cost of such arms through the roof by limiting ownership to a fixed and dwindling (as they wear out) supply.

    And (of course) the NRA has done NOTHING to undo this travesty, despite their vociferous promises at the time (speaking of "RINOs"...)...

    Further, if you are serious about your support for our Constitution and our 2nd Amendment, then you KNOW that the intent of the 2A was to ensure that We The People could possess the same arms used by our military - hence the "well regulated (ie: well trained and equipped) militia" statement which applies to ALL CITIZENS as we are still by law ALL part of the "unorganized militia."

    Both the FBI and ATF Directors have in the past gone on record saying that repealing this "post-86 ban" would have no effect on crime - only TWO lawfully-owned FA-arms have been used in crimes in the past ~80 years, and one of those was a cop who had access to departmental arms!

    Ergo, there is NOTHING to be lost by repealing this ban - and I GUARANTEE that a *GENUINE* promise to do so would earn you the votes of MILLIONS of firearms enthusiasts like myself!

    The second one is much easier to explain.
  2. *IF* you are serious about your support for our Constitution, then you should have no problems in promising to veto any legislation not accompanied by a clear statement referencing which part of the Constitution (and **NOT** the ridiculous "commerce" or "general-welfare" nonsense!) authorizes CONgress to take that action and pass that law.

To recap, you can GUARANTEE yourself my full-time work on your behalf, along with MILLIONS of other votes, by promising to (1) repeal the unlawful "post-86 full-auto ban" and (2) only sign legislation with a Constitutional basis!

So... You're running out of time - and WE'RE WAITING!




I don't know how to get this to him, or to get his attention, but if anyone should happen to read this who DOES know how to get it to him, I would welcome your assistance!

Should you need more info, or wish to engage in RATIONAL discussion, I can be reached at my user-name (dedicated_dad) at yahoo!

Thanks for taking the time to read - please pass this along!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Flash Mobs...

I decided to post another "light" post...

Saw this a few days ago - thanks to FreeNorthCarolina:

So... That got me thinking of something I'd seen a few days ago, about some OTHER Flash-mobs...

This one in NYFC:

Of course, not all NYFC Flash-Mobs are violent - this one was really cool! Worth the time to watch it all!

And... There's THIS - if you haven't seen it, it's WELL worth the 10 minutes!!

So... We move on to St. Paul, Minnesota:

Is this just an "inner-city" thing?

Well... Here's Picadilly Circus, in London:

Imagine - all those folks showed up to help a stranger propose?

Of course, not all London "mobs" are so peaceful, or so generous...

Nor is France immune to similar problems with "certain demographics":

By now, even my dead Grandmother is beginning to notice a pattern to this stuff!

More from Paris:

So... Why is it that when some folks get together, it ends up like this:


While in the very same city, others get together to do stuff like THIS:

Do they have these problems in Israel... they do in Wisconsin?

Can South Korea...

...ever turn into Iowa?

Or Singapore...

...into Philadelphia?

What is it that separates Brazil...

...from Upper Dary, PA?

How is Dubai so completely different...

From Detroit?

Or Lison...

...from Milwaukee?

Are kids in Italy REALLY so much more civilized...

...than kids in Miami?

Are Nederlanders somehow more equipped to channel their aggression in a positive direction...

...than folks of a similar age in Dallas?

Why is it that when SOME folks get together, EVEN IN THE US, the result is so utterly BEAUTIFUL that it brings tears to your eyes...

...or folks in Belgium put a smile to your lips from a whole continent away!

I thought perhaps it was environmental, except... When ONE group "mobs up" at Mall of America, it looks like this...

...while another group MEETS IN THE SAME PLACE to do THIS:

What am I missing?

Why does one group of people seem to consistently do things like this...

...while another seems to consistently do things like THIS?

Whether it's Denver...

...or Las Vegas...



...or South Africa, the pattern of violence and lawlessness from one group...

(WARNING: DISTURBING! - for more evidence, click through to YT and check out "related")

...and cultured, artistic fun from another...

...seems to hold up around the world!

Now, before you jump off calling me "racist" or other idiotic names - the refuge of the intellectually bankrupt when they've got no argument - anyone who's been paying  attention MUST have noticed that there were "black people" in most of the "positive" videos, and whites in most (or, at least MANY) of the more horrid ones.

Still, the pattern is undeniable!

Although the simple fact that there are differences in the races is undeniable, I remain convinced that these differences are due to CULTURE. It should be obvious that the black man who sang the  opera-tenor solo wasn't raised in "'da Hood"on a mental-diet of 50-cent or NWA. The couple in Handel's Messiah clearly wasn't influenced by peer-pressure to "stop actin' WHITE."

Like I said: CULTURE!

When the predominate culture of the group is one seeking to bring beauty, beauty gets brought.

Ugly unfortunately seems to predominate in those who SHOULD have the most to be thankful for! - after all, no matter what might have happened to their ancestors, THEY have never been forced to work a day in their lives! Those living upon the generosity of other people are most likely to target those same people to despise and abuse at every opportunity.

What created this culture?

More importantly, how do we change it, and FAST?!

How do we stop the current regime, its race-pimping sycophants and the Propaganda bureau (AKA "Mainstream Media") from continuing to pour fuel on the fire?!

The pressure-cooker is rattling in a way it has not in 150 years.

How do we stop it before it blows?!

If these "teens" keep on, someone is going to kill a bunch of them in perfectly-legitimate act of self-defense! By the time the LSM gets done with it, said victim will be made out to be an even bigger bogeyman than Jorge Zimmerman, and "those poor dead babies" will be choir-boys who were just minding their own business, trying to get some skittles and tea!

If the "race war" they're all pushing for ever actually COMES, I fear literal MILLIONS could die - and that's the LAST thing we need!

God help us... and God Save Our Republic!!

Friday, April 13, 2012


... stolen from commenter "Ignatz" at "JustOneMinute" (pops)

""Hmm, a Dem wants to string up a non white apparently defending himself in the South.

Stop me if you've heard this one."

I LLOLed...


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Damn DUST!

I've got a few posts percolating, but to be honest at this point I just don't feel like writing them.

I've spent the last couple of years focused on this gigantic locomotive that's screaming down the tracks, this immense Leviathan coming to destroy everything that matters to me.

Tonight I sat down to look for something I needed to support one of the aformentioned posts, when I stumbled over what follows... I misspelled my search term - something that rarely gets past me - otherwise I'd never have seen it.

This is probably the coolest thing I've seen in years!

Now, damnit, it would appear there's something in my EYE!

Why *YES*, Father!


THANK YOU! - most especially for Henry!


I'm going to go put on my own headphones and crank up the volume. While I'm at it, I'm going to enjoy a fine cigar, and probably crack that bottle of single-malt that's been gathering dust in my cupboard for MUCH TOO long a time.

The Republic will still be going to hell in a handbasket when I'm done, our race-baiter-in-chief will still be polluting the office he's not fit to hold, and the rest of his evil cohort will still be busily working their evil...

The bottom line is that I need a recharge a hell of a lot more than anyone needs to read my ravings, so...

I'll see you when I see you - probably not until my new LT-keyboard arrives so I don't have to "Ctrl+V" every time I need to type a letter "b"......

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Zimmerman's "47 calls to 911 about black people in the last month"

We've all heard about Zimmerman's calls to 911 - more of the race-pimp/media narrative designed to make him seem like a racist lunatic.

No surprise - a simple analysis of easily available info (the 911 reports published by the Sanford PD) - shows that this is BS too.

By my count, he made 45 calls - not in "the last month" but since 2004 -- in EIGHT YEARS.

But... Weren't they all about black people?



The calls that were about "suspicious" people - 12 of them - included 7 about WHITES (one of which also included a hispanic) and only FIVE were about blacks!

But... Didn't he call about a little KID!
Why, actually - yes! Yes he did! - but *NOT* as we've all been told!

His call was to ask for a "welfare check". No - not THAT kind of "check" you idiot - he called because he saw a little kid alone on a busy road with no adult supervision.


The BLACK child.

What an evil racist, huh?! (rolleyes)

The rest of his calls were various "good citizen" calls. A couple about dangerous potholes, a couple about people breaking into the complex pool and "clubhouse", a few asking them to check on his neighbors' property when they left doors open and such-like.

In ONE of them, he called the cops on his black NEIGHBOR!!

well, actually to report that someone was breaking into his black neighbor's HOUSE.

The police actually caught the miscreant (a young, black male, just for the record...) in the act as a result - the only "solved" burglary among the rash of them to happen in the area recently...

Oh - and this black neighbor has gone on record to SUPPORT Zimmerman!!

Bottom line: Just like everything else about this case, the TRUTH paints a VERY different picture than the BS we're all being sold by those who are SUPPOSED to be keeping us "informed"!

Face  it: If *I* can do this, so can the media!

So why do they CONTINUE to get this SO TERRIBLY WRONG??!!