Gabby Giffords, was named this year’s recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for her work to reduce gun violence.
So what did JFK have to say on the subject?
“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”
“By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia,’ ‘the security of the nation,’ and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy… The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”
Previous winners include John McCain and Gerald Ford which shows the absurdity of taking this award seriously. The LA Times claims the creepy Lindsey Graham has also won the award (“Previous winners include Sen. Lindsey Graham”) but the JFK Presidential Library and Museum doesn’t list him as a winner although he was on the committee to pick this year’s recipient. Fact checking by the media must be too difficult for them these days.
Elizabeth Warren got a little publicity for asking the question in reference to HSBC “How many billions of dollars do you have to launder for drug lords and how many economic sanctions do you have to violate before someone will consider shutting down a financial institution like this?” That was commendable but she got no answer and apparently that was that. There won’t be a followup and having time limits on a Senator asking hard questions in a hearing with government and Federal Reserve officials is well…absurd.
Rand Paul got his name elevated in the consciousness of the public with his filibuster trying to get answers on killing Americans here in the homeland with drones. What were the Holder responses? Squirming answers and lies.
“Dear Senator Paul: It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: ‘Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?’ The answer to that question is no. Sincerely, Eric H. Holder, Jr.”
The key word is ‘combat’ which according to the dictionary can be “To oppose vigorously; struggle against.” To a lawyer that means any of us that may run our mouths against the criminality of government and Wall Street and the Federal Reserve. I don’t think we’re safe yet.
At least we did get a little comedy of the absurd out of it when McCain called Paul and others “wacko birds.’
“They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,” McCain said. “But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.”
He said this while getting the media megaphone. Calling McCain a wacko bird would be one of the nicest things ever said about him. Usually, terms for him are much stronger, direct to the point and contain a lot of profanity.
Bin Laden’s son-in-law is snatched away to New York to face charges for conspiracy to kill Americans. As a spokesman for Al Qaeda the CIA, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith had the talking points down pat. Abu Ghaith even has a jewish lawyer, Philip Weinstein, who entered a not guilty plea for him in a Manhattan court.
I’m willing to bet that Abu Ghaith could have been taken into custody a thousand times before so why now? Who knows how many stories like this are in the pipeline. There has to be a continuing narrative to prop up the official 9/11 myth in the media and this latest absurdity serves the purpose. Many more to come.
The Syria saga has gotten so absurd that logic is thrown out the window. An Israeli ‘spy rock’ system has been discovered off the Syrian coast, Turkey is recruiting mercenaries to fight in Syria, an Orwellian named summit “Friends of Syria” held in Rome and the beat goes on and on.
Marinella Correggia speaks some simple truths that our diseased media is not allowed to tell.
The Syrian government has made a lot of mistakes, and they have attested to this. While the Syrian government was taking steps for further democratization of the system, there were already armed groups in the country ready to create a state of chaos. The “friends” of Syria accomplished the rest. The Friends of Syria have supported the groups that wanted to wage war instead of the peaceful protesters who were struggling for more democracy and social rights in Syria. Political, media and financial support and weapons followed.
Who comprises the Friends of Syria? Warmongers like the U.S, England, France, Italy and Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are under the control of dictatorships that are a source of shame for the whole Arab world. Why did not certain “friends” act as the mediator between the parties in the conflict in order for the Syrians to go to the ballot box in a peaceful way? The Syrian opposition and “friends” have boycotted everyone including Kofi Annan. Because of all this, we call them the “Enemies of Syria.”
Despite the unlimited absurdities that plague us, there are some small, and I mean very small, victories in the mix. Whole Foods, after taking flack for their deceptive GMO practices, has finally decided to label their engineered products. The thing is that they won’t commit to doing so until 2018. Couldn’t they just buy some little stickers to use for now? I guess they need to get rid of their inventory. I’ll continue my nearly 9 year personal boycott of Whole Foods just because they’ve never been what they could have been. The food can be purchased elsewhere.
The Tennessee State Legislature has often been called by the ‘progressive’ media the laughingstock of the nation and in many cases it’s an accurate description. They get a few things right like support of the 2nd amendment. Heck, we may even get to carry switchblades and knives over the now legal length of 4 inches. Carry your Samurai sword in Walmart…..That should be fun.
Occasionally even the craziest of our elected officials surprises us though. There’s actually a bill that may pass that will allow for water districts to have a vote in whether they want their water to keep on being fluoridated. It would require a petition with at least 1% of the total of registered voters in the district to get on the ballot. That’s doable. Of course an aware constituent wrote the bill for the Senator who introduced it or it wouldn’t have happened. Someone writes all the bills for the legislature. Most of the time someone who has an agenda…and money.
Getting on the ballot won’t be difficult but educating the public on why fluoride is a poison and should be removed is another story. Fluoride is one of those ‘big lies’ that a lot of people have a hard time overcoming. They often refuse to believe that they could have been deceived for so long and changing minds in these cases is a tough hill to climb.
Still…it’s worth a shot. It’s not so absurd to think that we really could vote out the fluoride. With all the distractions surrounding us, this is one battle that could be winnable and it’s often said that it all starts on the local level. Bring it on…we’ll leave the Samurai swords at home and try our best to use only education and gentle persuasion.