Open Thread, Wednesday 23 October 2013

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About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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35 Responses to Open Thread, Wednesday 23 October 2013

  1. texan59 says:

    From Guns.com. The “Operators” and the Harlem Shake. 🙂

  2. Jofi Joseph outed as mystery tweeter exposing adminstration idiots, particularly John Kerry. *snork*
    http://suckersonparade.blogspot.com/2013/10/mystery-tweeter-turns-out-to-be.html

    Treacher: Finally somebody gets fired from the Obama Administration.
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/23/finally-somebody-gets-fired-from-the-obama-administration

    So, you got one of our ambassadors killed and then lied outrageously about it because there was an election coming up? Not to worry.

    Oh, you ran guns to Mexican drug cartels and one of them was used to murder an ATF agent? No problemo.

    You spied on Americans? Punished Tea Partiers with tax audits? Wasted huge piles of taxpayer cash on green-energy boondoggles? Completely botched Obama’s signature “health care” law and drove him to an astonishing new low of dishonesty and delusion? It’s all good.

    You said bad things about Valerie Jarrett on Twitter? Clean out your damn desk.

  3. Got this one from CtH. This stunt really was the fakest thing I’ve ever seen during a POTUS speech. What a bunch of clowns. He should have made it even more obvious and worn a Jesus tunic and fake beard, or maybe a Superman suit.

  4. texan59 says:

    Tech experts say it could be years before things are fixed.
    FTA – “About 8.6 million people visited the federal online health exchange in the first week”
    Let’s see, that comes out to about 1.2M visitors per day, which means 50k/hr, which means 833/min. These guys really, really suck

    http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/aca-tech-issues-could-last-years-expert-says-bloomberg-2737044-1.html

  5. Knight4GFC says:

    “‘It will be one of the worst, but most important jobs anyone has ever had to do. And even if executed flawlessly, there are still many things that could go wrong,’ Consolo said.

    The World Nuclear Report, released in July 2013, said ‘the worst-case scenario’ will require evacuation of up to 10 million people within a 250-kilometer radius of Fukushima, including a significant part of Tokyo”.

    Fukushima readies for dangerous operation to remove 400 tons of spent fuel
    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-operation-spent-fuel-618/

    • freedom1781 says:

      He’s got a lot more to purge, he’s far from done. His fundamental transformation of America is almost complete. It’s downright scary.

      • What A Hoot says:

        Yes, it is almost complete. Democracy is a transitional state when the masses unite to overthrow a current government and then in place while they form and institute a new government. It is not a government in that it is majority rules, which is ironic that the progs are always talking democracy, or majority rules (their concept of ‘we the people’) which really is just saying the majority gets what they want and yet they are the most adamant on protecting minority rights. What a contradiction. Anyways, back to where I was heading about the democracy thing: Obama refers to our country as a democracy. When he does this many talk how stupid he is that he does not even know we are a republic. He DOES know and is very transparent about who he is and when he says we are a democracy, it is not because he is uninformed. He always means what he says. I laugh every time, with a sad shake of my head, when everyone says he lied about saying they were going to be transparent. He IS very transparent but most just can’t face the reality of it. America has fallen. The Republic is gone. . . .unless, we, the domestic terrorists of this new country maneuver to be the ones to organize the government after the overthrow.

        Sort of got to thinking on these things today when I heard Cheney talk.

        “I’m very worried about the country. I know you are, too, because I listen to your program. But from a physical, personal standpoint, I feel great. From the standpoint of the fate of the republic, I’m very worried.” (made point to get in a ‘republic’)

        “there’s a tendency right now for people to want to condemn the establishment or condemn the Tea Party, and I think, in Wyoming anyway, we’re working hard to try to keep everybody pulled together and headed in the same direction on a basic fundamental set of conservative principles that we all believe in and taking on Barack Obama, who is in fact the adversary.”

        He talked of the Tea Party and other stuff and of course one says, “Yeah, a little late for speaking out.” But, since no one in establishment IS speaking out and identifying our enemy (I mean adversary) publicly, I will take it and run. Well, actually, Allen West is getting out in the open in calling out the usurpation; should read his page. Surprised he is still alive.

    • texan59 says:

      When the SHTF, we will probably have a lot of good hands on our side since they’ve all been given the boot. I can’t really imagine too many guys at this level being real pleased with being so unceremoniously sh*tcanned.

    • I’m concerned that the kind of urban war environment Selco survived, which was pretty bad, may be the kind we can expect around here if things plummet into real civil war. It could happen, so it makes sense to prepare oneself mentally, physically and spiritually.

      I got nothing authoritative to say, but I would pass along the advice of a close friend of mine who’s a mortician here in Colorado. Being Catholic, he works on a lot of Mexican nationals, post-mortem, before their bodies are sent home. A few are the victims of murder or gang-related violence. His advice for getting used to being around death? Don’t neglect the spiritual. You need to be solid, spiritually, because people are haunted by killing and death only because it forces them to face things they can normally put out of their heads. Don’t put it off. Face death now, and get right with it.

      Like one of Selco’s commenters said, you’ve got to work from the outlook that you are “already dead.” No other outlook will keep the panic away when you have bullets whizzing by your head. Besides, we ALL live under a death sentence, and none of us knows how long he has. So facing it is really the only healthy, realistic outlook. Being around body parts and corpses is only an issue if the sight of them evokes spiritual horror. It doesn’t have to be if you are confident in your spiritual disposition. It also helps if you are concerned about the spiritual fates of others, because it is healthier to be praying for the dead rather than loathing them, mocking them or fearing them. There’s no faster way to get your head right after a traumatic death event.

      Keep in mind that this is his advice, not mine, though I approve. Others, like Sol, who have actually seen war and death up close will have different advice. They might hesitate to endorse some of this talk because it’s not always easy for everyone to get confident or even slightly comfortable with his/her spiritual state or future. It’s hard. But that’s why I think NOW is a good time to start working on it.

      • Knight4GFC says:

        I like what you say here Brother Grunt. DON’T LET FEAR RULE YOUR LIFE. No one knows the time when his or her life is going to be called upon. I too, am a sinner. So in faith, I pray for His mercy and blessing when my time comes. I believe God is good. He is the reader of hearts. As long as I am fighting to do what is right, I am not scared of death.

        I too will never be “confident or even slightly comfortable with” my spiritual state or future. There is always room for improvement. So… “NOW is a good time to start working on it.” It is in how valient your “effort” or “fighting” to do what is right, that will set you free.

        To “fear”, is to be subdued, controlled, and weak. “Fear” comes from the “unknown”. “Hatred” is evil and controls people with “fear”. “Love” is good and frees people, making them “unafraid”. To be “unafraid”, is to be empowered, freed, and strong. “Unafraid” comes from “knowledge”. Knowing your enemy is half the battle being won.

    • texan59 says:

      “You also have to be sure that you are able to do violence. And what is more important you need to be ready to do violence, physically and psychologically.”

      This is the one I see being the toughest. Never having had the privilege to serve, this is my numero uno. I can talk big an walk big, but I have never had anyone shooting at me.

  6.  
     Subject:  DEMOCRATS and Republicans

    ARE YOU LISTENING???
     
    I have not read of a single dollar reduction in foreign aid as a result of sequestering. All items cut were for the express purpose of hurting the American taxpayer/working people the most!
    Well?
     
    DEMOCRATS and  Republicans
    (‘different’ ONLY in name)

    We read all the jokes and forward the good ones but I just wonder who will pass this one on.
    How about you sending it on, and back to me, if you have enough ‘chutzpah’ to do so.
    I do!
    And I wonder just how many I will get back?
    Someone please tell me what’s wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!
    Both Democrats and Republicans
    Say,”We’re broke”
    And can’t help our own
    Veterans,
    Seniors,
    Orphans,
    Homeless,
    Etc.,?????
    But, over the last several years THEY
    have provided direct cash aid to…..
     
    Hamas – $351 M,
    Libya       $1.45 B ,
    Egypt  – $397 M,
    Mexico  – $622 M,
    Russia  – $380 M,
    Haiti  –    $1.4 B,
    Jordan  – $463 M,
    Kenya  – $816 M,
    Sudan  – $870 M,
    Nigeria  – $456 M,
    Uganda  – $451 M,
    Congo  – $359 M,
    Ethiopia  – $981 M,
    Pakistan  – $2 B ,
    South Africa  – $566 M,
    Senegal  – $698 M,
    Mozambique  – $404 M,
    Zambia  – $331 M,
    Kazakhstan  – $304 M,
    Iraq       –   $1.08 B ,
    Tanzania  – $554 M,
    …with literally Billions of Dollars and they still hate us!!!!
    But on the other hand, 
    Our retired seniors,
    Living on a ‘fixed income,’
    Receive NO aid!
    Nor do they get any breaks, while our government and religious organizations will pour
    Hundreds of Billions Of $$$$$$’s
    and Tons of Food  toForeign Countries!
    And another atrocity….
    We have Hundreds of adoptable
    American Children who are shoved aside to make room forthe adoption of
    Foreign orphans.
    AMERICA: A country where we have
    Countless Homeless without shelter,
    Children going to bed hungry,
    Elderly going without needed medication and the Mentally ill without treatment — etc..
    YET ……….
    They will have a ‘Benefit’ Show
    For the people of  Haiti  , on 12 TV Stations;
    Ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.
    Now Just Imagine if
    Our own *GOVERNMENT *
    Gave ‘US’ the same support they give to foreign countries.
    Sad, isn’t it?
    99% of people won’t have the ‘chutzpah’ to forward this.
    WELL, I’m one of the 1% who just Did.

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