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So What’s Got Obama’s Goat?

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ImageThis is kind of strange to me.  What did Bob Woodward say that actually got him some hate mail from the White House?   

Mr. Woodward has been very critical of the White House lately, from his comments regarding Obama not dispatching the USS Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf out of budget concerns.  And then Mr. Woodward slammed ObamAd, Inc over the so-called sequester.  

But why is that different than all the other comments that ObamAd has received over the last four or so years.  With commentators on AM talk radio, pretty much the whole FoxNews network, and the thousands of blog and commentary sites like The Rabid Conservative, I wonder what all the stir is suddenly where Woodward gets the ire of the White House?

Perhaps it’s because it’s due to the comments being received on CNN and MSNBC, channels that are pretty much the soundboard of the left wing.  Perhaps it’s Woodward’s long history in journalism that made the Libcrats think they had him in their pocket.  I don’t really know for sure – just speculating.

All I do know is that someone in ObamAd, Inc. has their undies in a wad.

Read it: Bob Woodward: White House Threatened Me On Sequester Reporting – Business Insider.

BTW: I am thinking Woodward should expose the staffer who said the “regret” comment.  Probably never happen, but still, it would be funny!

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Written by The Rabid Conservative

February 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

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Anyone Still Think Democrats Believe in Liberty?

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In the light of Sandy Hook, the Lib-crats have been up in arms against the right to bear arms.  And despite the fact that the law says “not infringed”, which means no violation or encroachment of the exclusive right, the socialists in Washington take the steps to divest Americans of owning weapons, by infringing on the types of weapons and ammunition that they may own.

ImageBut now, we have a Democrat in the Illinois State Senate who believes that liberties and freedoms of the First Amendment needs a little paring back. State Senator Ira Silverstein has dropped the Internet Posting Removal Act that says that if requested, a website administrator to remove all comments from people who are not willing to reveal their identity.

Now we all have to deal with trolls on the net.  In most cases, they are a general nuisance because they don’t add anything of any real benefit to an otherwise intellectual conversation.  Thing is, the Constitution prevents the federal Congress from making rules against any speech, including speech lacking in intellectual merit.

Since Silverstein’s work only applies to the state of Illinois,his bill has no effect on the federal level.  But he wants to be able to arm-twist a web administrator to preventing people from posting anonymously or under a pseudonym.

Why?  What’s the big deal with the trolls anyway?  As annoying as they are, it’s not like anything that they say is really that harmful.  Sometimes, they are funny.  And heaven knows we get our own share of trolls out here – mostly liberals and spam bots.

Unless, this has nothing to do with mindless trolls or ghost writers, but rather, people who raise critical points against elected officials who can’t handle the criticism – which would make more sense to me.

And from what I hear of Mr. Silverstein, his skin is transparently thin.  What are you afraid of, Ira?  Or does the free exercise of liberty make you shake in your wingtips?

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Read It: Illinois state senator pushes anti-anonymity bill | The Daily Caller.
Trollface: Hattip to Whynne and Wallpoper.com

Written by The Rabid Conservative

February 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Newtown, CT School Board Calls for More Armed Officers

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The folks at Newtown are calling for the one thing that will actually reduce gun violence – armed protection.  Pro-gun advocates have been rightly saying that, when you remove guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens, the only ones with guns are the law-breaking citizens.  The Founders rightly knew that people, left unchecked in their own devices, would seek to do wrong.  I wonder how many of those kids at Sandy Hook would be alive right now if there was a trained and armed security officer in the school at the time of the shooting.

The Newtown board has asked for more armed police officers in the schools.  Good.  It’s about time.  They are being pressured by parents to make things safer, and it seems quite obvious that liberal idealism and giving up of arms isn’t the way it’s going to happen.  There is idealism – and then there are facts and reality.  The libs are clearly on the wrong side of this issue – and always have been.

We see in Atlanta that a school shooting could have gone much worse than a 14-year old kid getting grazed by having an armed officer disarm the shooter, particularly when the metal detector failed to identify that the shooter was armed.

The liberals can continue to pontificate on how bad guns are and, how outdated and unnecessary that the Second Amendment is.  They can attempt to infringe on the liberties afforded in the Constitution, but in the end, our case continues to be proven correct.  

After all, why do we arm our police?  And if we put armed security to protect our money, why is it such a bad thing to put armed security to protect our children?

Read It: Newtown Calls for Armed School Officers | NBC Connecticut.
Read It: Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, says police chief | The Salt Lake Tribune.

Written by The Rabid Conservative

February 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

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