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Another excellent Afterburner:

Are we a nation ruled by laws, or has our government been taken over by a group of modern-day marquis and baronettes who simply pretend to govern, while robbing us blind? On this week’s Afterburner, Bill Whittle likens the recent “fiscal cliff” crisis to kabuki theater. So how can one person come out on top in such a system?

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  • LIBERTYUSA

    …a MUST WATCH to the end by all who LOVE LIBERTY , may God Bless Bill Whittle and his spoken intellect .”

    • BlueGood

      For some reason, I cannot help but envision and ending to O’Bama not dissimilar to Benito Mussolini…how long can a Tyrant last in America???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    One word

    ***********************IMPEACHMENT*************************

    of this usurper

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      One more word

      *******************TREASON!******************************

      of dear administration

      Sorry Joe :-) You taught me all I know about Bold.

      • LIBERTYUSA

        …Americanbornincanada can you teach me how to do bold , please and thank you .”

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          lol no problem LIBERTYUSA friend.

          When you want to bold a whole comment, you need to put a at the beginning of your comment. Then do the same thing at the end of your comment. (no spaces between the symbols and b) To do just a portion, a word, a sentence or whatever, do the same at the beginning of what you want bold, then at the end of it, and that will give you bold just where you want it :-)

          Hope that helps.

          • BikerHoop

            If you do the same thing except substitute an ‘i’ for the ‘b’ you end up with that portion italicized.

            If you use both you end up with bold italicized.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              Thanks BikerHoop :-) YAY!!

              • BikerHoop

                Here’s another stupid cool one.

                LOL! Stick with me and soon you’ll be coding a whole website.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  lol. OK- But how did you do that one? I’ve seen K-Bob and some others use it too. :-D

                • BikerHoop

                  Easy-peasy. Just substitute an ‘s’ for the ‘b’.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  DOH! COOL!

                • NYGino

                  Hey! Thanks for the info guys, just practicing.

                • NYGino

                  Hey! Thanks for the info guys, just practicing.
                  Hey! Thanks for the info guys, just practicing.

                • NYGino

                  Hey!, Thanks for the info guys, just practicing.

                • NYGino

                  Hey! Thanks for the info suggestions guys.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  YAY!!!

                • KenInMontana
          • Orangeone

            I appreciate the lesson, thanks ma’am!

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            Just to throw in another example of formatting, another useful one is the <pre> tag. I use it in this comment to fake up a table (at the end of the comment).

            You can fake a table, but it’s still a PITA, and requires edits to tweak it into shape.

  • Cindy09

    The reign of King Rehoboam

    6 Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. “How would you advise me to answer these people?” he asked.

    7 They replied, “If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants.”

    8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him. 9 He asked them, “What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us’?”

    10 The young men who had grown up with him replied, “These people have said to you, ‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.’ Now tell them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist. 11 My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’”

    12 Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, as the king had said, “Come back to me in three days.” 13 The king answered the people harshly. Rejecting the advice given him by the elders, 14 he followed the advice of the young men and said, “My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.” 15 So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from the Lord, to fulfill the word the Lord had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.

    1 Kings 12: 6-12

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11312910 Chad Whitehead

      I have been reading through that too. Couldn’t help but see similarities with our ruler.

      • Cindy09

        The sad thing about it is that the reign of Rehoboam came shortly before the split of Israel into two kingdoms: Israel and Judah. And also before they were taken into captivity by the Babylonians. How is our own history gonna unfold?

        • deTocqueville1

          Well, Islam is within the walls now.

          • Conniption Fitz

            Because of our sin. Because of breaking God’s Commandments.

            Isaiah 10:5
            Numbers 33:55

    • deTocqueville1

      Thank you, very timely!

    • 2War Abn Vet

      Remember, at the Democrat Convention, when it was said that the one thing we have in common is that we all belong to the government? This is in direct contravention to the Founders’ intent, which was that the government belongs to us. That, alone, tells us to beware of leftists.

  • PicklePlants

    Damn, that was good!

    This whole rule by fiat and decree is one of my biggest peeves with Obama. It makes me worry about Obama’s reported remark that he would have gun control in place by the end of January.

    The Senate, not doing their basic constitutional duty by passing a budget, should be sanctioned in some way. I wish it were a valid reason to remove the Senate majority leader for gross dereliction of duty.

    I still have that queasy feeling that started election night. I can’t shake it.

    • Sober_Thinking

      I’m with you m8.

      How this criminal Senate is allowed to get away with lawlessness is beyond me.

      • badbadlibs

        You have a rational mind, so the lawlessness would be beyond your capacity to understand.

        Matthew 13:41
        The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,

        Matthew 24:12
        And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Wow! Those were highly relevent and honestly a bit comforting!

          Thanks m8.

          • badbadlibs

            YW.

        • Conniption Fitz

          I John 3:4 – Sin IS lawlessness.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mike.graham.3597 Mike Graham

      He can “put it in place” But that don’t make it legal…I would be awfully concerned with creating 80 million felons with the stroke of a pen. If only 25% decide to become felons in fact, then you have 20 MILLION armed, angry militants hidden all over the country, except these “felons” are not going to be robbing liqueur stores, they are going to see a government that has betrayed them, and the constitution.
      Scary…

  • Sober_Thinking

    You know… I’m getting pretty sick and tired of hearing abvout how many ways and how many times we’re being screwed by the beast called Obama and this reprobate congress. I’m tired of hearing how they are disobeying the law, stealing from America and getting away with it. This is not America.

    And when I think that this criminal, this imposter was re-elected…

    When will these liars, cheats and thieves be locked up? When will they pay for their sins while still here on this earth? When is all this crap going to end?

    I hope we get to a place where the Rush Limbaugh’s, Mark Levin’s, Bill Whittle’s and all the other conservative great thinkers start coming up with ideas and plans – I hope they help America to organize and stop this insanity.

    Neal Boortz this morning was asked a similar question today on his radio program… he basically said to join good organizations like the NRA, the Tea Party, or other worthy institutions… to band together and get busy. I have and will continue to do this…

    But man, I’m quickly reaching critical mass… I can’t keep hearing about the next horrible thing they’re doing to us without hearing about the next noble/patriotic thing we’re doing to them for a little balance.

    • sybilll

      Instapundit, Rush, and Bill Whittle have touched on that recently. The idea was to pool Conservative monies to buy newspapers, TV networks, radio stations, and magazines. I like the idea, but if we don’t nip in the bud the propaganda our kids get in school and at Universities, we will forever be salmon swimming upstream. I wish I had a better idea to offer up, but for now, I am stumped.

      • Sober_Thinking

        I like that solution. Funny how Glenn Beck tried to do that and got blocked recently by Al (Queda) Gore.

        Your salmon metaphore is excellent!

      • keats5

        Also, do not let your enemies educate your children.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      SO agree with every word you just said Sober_Brother!! How long, how many times are we going to have to listen about another nail in the Constitutional coffin before people say enough?!

    • Conniption Fitz

      POLITICIANS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES breaking the Law and scamming the taxpayer.

      Read this story about real estate fraud by citizens:
      http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/01/this-is-not-your-forefathers-united-states-of-america/

      Then look at the welfare fraud in this state where many thousands recipients can’t be found, may be dead, or never have existed: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/01/welfare_recipients_‘missing’

      Everybody and their brother seems to be defrauding somebody, especially the taxpayer…

      Medicaid/Medicare fraud, Food Stamp and Welfare Benefits fraud, unemployment benefits fraud…congressional insider trading fraud, crony capitalism and kickbacks, and equity/corporate (think Romney/Bain) sort of fraud, getting rich playing games with taxpayer dollars.

      We live in a culture…
      – where Kim and Kanye (stories say her baby may not be his, but Kris somebody’s.) are normal
      – where Obama and Hillary are ‘the most admired’ and
      – where lesbians can adopt 8 children, have another baby by a sperm donor, then sue him for paternity after they split.
      – where druggies, spitting, assaulting, rutting, raping and defecating on the street at OWS win the praise of our President and the media
      – where Islamic terrorists are funded by our nation, but the Tea Party is called terrorists.

      • badbadlibs

        That’s an upside down world you described.
        God says “woe” unto those who call evil good and good evil. When God says “woe”, there is no place to hide:
        “where druggies, spitting, assaulting, rutting, raping and defecating on the street at OWS win the praise of our President and the media”

      • Sober_Thinking

        Are you trying to cheer me up? :)

        I accept that… all of this has been bad news and further evidence of the decay of America. I’d just like to see some progress with fixing America’s soul once in a while. It’s been getting harder and harder to not be depressed and angry all the time… and the continual stream of “look at what they’re doing now” stories is crushing me. Without my faith in God… I’d be completely lost.

        I just hope that during this next miserable 4 years… that we can start to see some progress… some waking up and some turning back towards the light and what made America so great. Especially because in my heart… I fear that things will get worse and worse… and if we don’t fix things and expose the evil and corruption… that as Neil Boortz said yesterday on his radio program, “I believe it’s already too late.” – It will indeed be too late.

        Then there’s nothing left to do but tarry a while longer until the Lord returns… because America and world will be completely lost.

        So hopefully, the next 4 years will be a conservative and religious revival and hopefully, Lord Willing, we will see people on fire to restore America. Of course, then I might complain about all the stories of rainbows and butterflies… ;)

  • sjmom

    What we need is someone with big bucks to sue the fed govt for not producing a budget and other laws they have broken.

    • Cindy09

      The Koch Brothers? Sheldon Adelson?

      They’ve got to do it before they end up like Depardieu, electing citizenship in another country!

    • deTocqueville1

      Mark Levin’s group takes them on effectively on a selective basis but certainly we need more like him.

  • Nukeman60

    Are we a nation ruled by laws?

    You know, I’ve been thinking that ever since this ‘national conversation’ about gun laws got hot and heavy. It is coming to a head in Illinois and I often wonder what I will do when they come knocking at my door to say, “It’s the law. Give up your guns.”

    Will I meekly say ‘yes, sir’ and slink away in the dark corner? I would never be able to live with my conscience if I did that.

    Will I stand my ground, declare that it is my constitutional right, and refuse to yield? I know I will be arrested, hauled off to jail and declared a felon (thus giving up both my rights to own guns and my right to vote). It is a scary proposition.

    What’s important is not what I would do, but rather what we will do as a people. What we do must be firm, it must be right, and it must be very, very public. We must stand together loud and strong or surely we will fall separately, one lone patriot after another.

  • Cindy09

    Our problem is not one that can be resolved by man but one that can be resolved by God alone. We have walked away from God and He has lifted His Hand of protection from over us. I have been angry and frustrated over the whole situation in the country but there come a time where I have to step back and ask myself if God is not allowing all this to happen. This is that time! I believe that while it is a play-pretend for the current administration to start taxing the rich and redistribute the wealth, sooner or later even the poor, the least of us will be taxed! We are living the days of the wicked king Rehoboam. The only answer is to turn to God and ask Him to heal our land. We are going to go through very bad times first before everything rebounds. My prayer is that God puts a hunger in the heart of all Americans to seek Him but before we all realize that we need God, it is going to be a very difficult road.

  • colliemum

    Excellent stuff by Bill Whittle.
    This clip should be the basis for others to make into a video appealing to and understandable by the low-information voters.

    Conservatives have already woken up to this lawless regime – it is time to rip the soft, warm bedclothes off the low information voters to wake them up as well.
    (You all remember how your mum got you out of bed when you were a teenie, intent on a loooong lay-in!)

    It’s a great pity that the conservative super-rich apparently cannot band together to set up media (pop magazines, TV Channels) for those low information voters, to get our message across.

  • JoeMontana16

    None of that matters. Conservatives will do nothing as they already have. Christians will do nothing as they already have. None of this would be happening otherwise. Quit blaming Democrats and place the blame where it should be.

    • badbadlibs

      That’s where God looks first. “If My people which are called by My Name…….”

  • jleinf

    Bill nails it everytime!

  • deTocqueville1

    Bill is excellent as always if somewhat depressing. It is now more important than ever for the grass roots, the average Jane and Joe to get involved. It appears the GOPe has a death wish so it seems clearer with each passing day that it will not be reformed. It chooses not to be! So it will be incumbent upon patriots everywhere to organize and structure the real opposition to Washington so that they can elect conservatives and libertarians in 2114.

    • Orangeone

      Libertarians are way too close to liberals for my liking so I’ll pass on that and stick to finding strong conservatives.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    I really fear that our government has slipped away from us. Just look at this horrid “fiscal cliff” bill that was passed. It was passed at around 3 AM on New Years Day and NOBODY had a chance to actually see the bill, let alone read it or debate it. This was a deal cooked up between two people, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the country was simply supposed to go along with it and have absolutely no say in the matter. The problem was just as bad in the House. The entire bill was rammed through in a matter of hours after almost no debate. Not one committee looked at this bill and nobody could even offer an amendment. Some guys just thought up these terms that over 300 million people will get stuck with and nobody else had a say in the matter. What was that “quaint” little phrase that came out of the American Revolution, “No taxation without representation?” Well, we were just taxed to death last week and we had absolutely no say in the matter. I’m just surprised that the bulk of the population has not rebelled up until now, which tells you just how much junk the American people are willing to swallow. Maybe THAT is the problem. We don’t make our voices heard, so they keep pulling stunts like this.

  • BikerHoop

    Bill nails it again. It’s hard to comprehend how Americans continue to let all this crap happen. We all keep saying we want to live by the Constitution, want our rights and liberties preserved… and yet we do nothing but make our displeasure kown on sites like this.

    When are we finally going to make a stand? When someone of some significance to comes to the forefront and say it’s time. Without a nationally known leader nothing will happen. Sure, there’s groups organizing and claiming their disgust at how this administration is handling things, but they don’t get noticed much other than to be poo-pooed by the MSM.

    In my opinion, what we need to do is get all these groups together and set a date for the march on DC. And it needs to be soon, like maybe early June. Publish the date nationally so everyone knows about it. Spread it through social media (that’s how Tahir Square happened). Blog and reblog it. If you don’t have a blog, start one… it’s not hard, and it’s free. Use your email contacts. Talk it up. Get a bumper sticker for your car. Whatever you can do, do it.

    It’s come down to the point where if we don’t want to see America become Amerika, we need to do something… now!

    • well

      wait until June?–how about now up until and culminating on Jan 20th, for starters?

      • BikerHoop

        That would be a great idea, but I’m fearful that it’s going to be nigh on impossible to get enough folks together with short notice. I know I can’t arrange for time off from work on this short of notice.

  • Conniption Fitz

    The LAWLESSNESS began when Obama was permitted (by Congress/Senate, CIA, FBI) to run for president despite the FACT that he was not a natural born citizen of two native born citizens.

    Breaking that Constitutional law has had DIRE CONSEQUENCES.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Obama has made decrees, giving himself the same kind of powers that Morsi has done.

    Obama has gone around the Congress to achieve many of his objectives. (Like Romney did to establish taxpayer funded abortions, gay adoption and marriage, during his MA governorship)

    Audacity isn’t enough of a word to describe Obama.

    The right word is Dictator or Tyrant.

    Obama was profiled as a ‘dictatorial narcissist’ by a forensic criminal psychologist before his unconstitutional election of 2008.

    That was certainly an accurate diagnosis.

  • TENCOLE

    Thank-you Mr Whittle I’ve been screaming from the rooftops my angst about that EO of “emergency preparedness”…..all the while our “conservative pundits” kept telling us “not to worry”.

  • NCHokie02

    But when is too much?? What will t take for the people to overthrow a tryant in office and the congress? How do you accomplish that among the states within the rule of law? Do we continually talk about it yet do nothing?? When will enough be enough?

  • Godisright

    Bill is right.
    The Conservatives need to stand up and say,” no more action in Congress until a budget is passed PERIOD!!!” No aid bills, no farm bills, no extensions, no continuing resolutions, NOTHING AT ALL – filibuster everything but a budget.

  • msverde1

    I love Bill.

  • Biggbear52

    Exceptionally well said. This should be on you tube or at least on the internet going viral!

  • NYGino

    This goes beyond politics, what Whittle speaks of is outright treason; the destruction of America. United we stand, divided we fall and this corrupt regime is dividing this Nation up in as many small slices as it can.

    I have to think there are many factions in our great country that see this. Are there no patriots in the media? Are there no patriots in Congress? Are there no patriots in the higher echelon of the military?

    Do nothing and wither and die. It’s time to make a meaningful noise.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Well said and I must say I like a fired up NYGino!

      Sorry, couldn’t reply to you ^^ up there. Evenin’ NY!
      You missed some good music last night between ourGB and Sober_Brother and I.

      • NYGino

        Thanks ABC, been busy doing busy things and just grabbed some time to peek in and happened to land on Whittles great piece. My blood is boiling, time to take another blood pressure pill.

        Don’t have the time now but sometime tomorrow I’m going to eaves drop on you and GB and S_T’s back and forths; three of my favorite folks, always enjoyable.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I know you’re not on right now- or at least I doubt you are. My blood is boiled already. I’m not in a good mood all of a sudden- not from you or any of my sweet brothers here. Just stuff I’ve been pouring through all day, and for the past 2 weeks. I swear NY. I can’t stand stuff that’s gone on and going on.

          Sounds like we both need a quiet place…. no drums in this one.

          Sweet dreams dear friend.

          • NYGino

            Thank you. I’m getting ready for my usual Sunday ride and this piece, as melancholy as it is, put me in a less stressful mood. Wish there was a way to return the favor other than to wish you a joyous day and remind you that you are never alone in your frustrations. Hope to see you later my dear friend. Thank you again.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              Have a good ride NY. You return the favor every day just being yourself and being sweet to this duck. I’ll hopefully be on later. Have a blessed day Gino.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              I hope you had a great day and a great ride NY. It was a pretty day over here. Foggy this mornin’ and clouded up later, but a pretty day. xoxoxo

              • NYGino

                Hey ABC! Just checked my mail and saw your hello. We had the same weather on the Atlantic side, heavy, soupy fog in the early morning then the Florida sun came out in all it’s glory yet not too hot. I ride with two friends that I’ve known for over twenty years so you might imagine the level of trust and camaraderie that we share. Been through thick and thin together. True friendship is a wonderful thing, life is good.

                Hope your day was what you hoped for, thank you for your thoughts and concerns my dear friend. Have a peaceful night.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Sweet dreams NY. I’m glad you had a great day. God Bless and I hope to see you tomorrow :-)

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Sorry NY. I know I still have yet to get you on facebook- and if I can get our Nukefriend on there, then I have hope I will wear you down too lol. But until then, here’s my e mail, should you ever feel like saying hello. Let me know when you get this, so I can scrub it. :-) lifesabench6@aol.com

                • NYGino

                  Got it.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  :-) YAY!

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  OK, don’t ever assume I don’t know my drummers ;-)

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Holy smokes I love this guy!!! How Awesome is that?!

                • NYGino

                  OK, I’m back. Buddy Rich. The Mozart of drummers. True prodigy in every sense of the word. The gold standard of percussion. Technically flawless. Self taught. Yeah, you know your drummers alright! Thank you, thank you, thank you for reminding me. And thank you for the other thing. You’re tres cool ABC.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  stupid disqus. wrong spot.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Mui bon ma chere!! :-D It sounded great cranked up loud didn’t it! :-D

                • NYGino

                  Net et precis et transparent. Oh et exitant!

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Vous m’avez caché Dehors Gino-je ne savais pas que vous avez parlé le français! Je l’aime!

                • NYGino

                  Non, mais je savoir a tricher un petit peu!

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  LOL.. YOU cheat?! NO!!!!!!!! well, me too ;-)

                • NYGino

                  HaHa, only in languages!

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  of course only in languages lol! Mornin’ NY! :-)