Turning the Tide: The Eccentric’s Memorial Day Weekend Review:

Since there were so many exciting stories and developments this week, I’ve decided that I just can’t focus on only one issue this time. So in case you weren’t paying attention to the news this week, I’m going to get you up to speed on several issues you may have missed:

First off, it’s official! The “birther” story is finally getting really interesting!

Sorry Obama fans, but just when you thought the “birther” issue was over and done, it’s now looking like we could actually be seeing the unfolding of the next Watergate!

Critical thinking question of the day: Let’s pretend that the whole Obama/birth certificate story never happened… in real life. Instead, let’s pretend that the exact same story was turned into a movie, and you were at the theater watching it. Okay, so there you are at the theater, the show begins, and in a synopsis: a new “president” gets elected even though he apparently never showed his official birth certificate. Okay, I know that doesn’t sound that worrisome just yet, but on his first day in office, he signs a suspicious executive order regarding the sealing of presidential records! Okay, now that’s a bit odd, but the story only continues to get weirder. You see because later, it gets pointed out that there’s still no proof that the president has an official birth certificate; and possibly because of that, rumors start floating around that two million dollars have been spent to keep the issue secret! Now that might not be true, but wouldn’t you think; “hey, he’s the frickin president of the United States! Couldn’t he just order someone to just get the stupid birth certificate and simply just have it flown to him… that same afternoon?” No, apparently that would be too simple and make too much sense. But then things continue to get crazier…

Of course one of the significant developments turned out to be the governors race from the president’s home state. Significant because Neil Abercrombie (one of the candidates) claimed (in regards to the birth certificate issue); “has a political implication for 2012 that we simply cannot have.” But after Abercrombie wins the election however, guess what? It turns out that he can’t gain access to the certificate either! Then when an investigative reporter named Wayne Madsen begins looking into the president’s Chicago history, he receives death threats to stop!

Now I know by now you must be thinking; “come on dude, that sounds like a really horrible movie… something like that could never happen in real life!”

But then from out of nowhere comes mega-mogul Donald Trump claiming; “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? The fact is, if he wasn’t born in this country, he shouldn’t be the president of the United States…” However just when you thought the Donald was going to be the guy to finally put this ridiculous issue to rest, the White House mercifully decided to save everyone the trouble, and finally released it! Story’s over? Not so fast…

Because after inspection, it appears that the “official birth certificate” might now be a total forgery! In fact there is a possibility that criminal charges will actually be filed against the White House! And even crazier yet, Donald Trump might actually have been in cahoots with Obama the whole time!

So we just went from a worsening B movie script to a Hollywood blockbuster! You just can’t make this stuff up!

Here, let’s get to one of the key interviews:

Don’t get me wrong though, because I’ve never really had that strong of an opinion on the whole birther fiasco anyway. I mean is anyone out there really hopeful about Joe Biden? Right, me neither…

So am I a racist for questioning the “birther” issue? Unfortunately, there are many people that seem to want to believe in that twisted delusion, but that theory is completely unfounded. Are some birthers racist? Well I’m not a birther, so how would I know? Seriously though, I’m sure there are people out there who are racist birthers, but making audacious blanket statements implying that all or most birthers must be racist is completely irrational and delusional.

Now I personally can’t prove that I’m 100% not racist, but I can 100% prove my voting record. Did you know that in 2008 that I voted for a black president? It’s true, but I’m going to throw you a curve ball… because it wasn’t Obama! Believe it or not, there was actually another black presidential candidate that was also representing hope and change. Can you guess who it was?

Give up?

It was Green Party candidate and former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney!

She also happened to be in the news this week as well, and her courage is always inspiring. Here she is reporting in from a humanitarian mission in Tripoli:

(please watch the first few minutes to check her out)

So to all of you who voted for Obama: listen, I completely understand how all of you got duped, and although many of us did attempt to warn you, I’m not here to rub it in your face. I just want to point out that there are more than two candidates, and that if you really want hope and change, it might be time to start looking at some of the third parties next time around. Remember, right versus left is an illusion, there is only right versus wrong.

Speaking of black presidents and ignorant claims of racism (I love this link by the way), have you seen the damage racism has caused the once formidable Tea Party? Well I guess all those accusations took such a heavy toll that they were forced to overcompensate by nominating Herman Cain. Now I don’t have anything bad to say about him (at least right now) but is he actually a good fit for the Tea Party when it comes to the issues? It certainly doesn’t appear that way, but here, take a look for yourself:

So did you hear about the revolt against the TSA tyranny at the Texas state capitol this week? You should, because the information contained inside could prove extremely useful to you sooner than you may think. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the reality is that the federal part of our government is really starting to overstep its boundaries in an almost chillingly Orwellian manner. That being said, the people really need to start paying more attention to what is going on with their state and local governments, because we could soon be in danger of losing many of our rights and freedoms if we don’t start getting involved with the system. Make your lawmakers aware that they are our servants, not the other way around!

Here is a tool to help get you mentally prepared:

Speaking of Orwellian, did you see this week that the Patriot Act just got renewed for another four years? What are these lawmakers thinking? Here, let me show you just how unpopular the Patriot Act is, and how corrupt and out of touch our politicians truly are; I have two articles I want to show you on this subject, but it’s not just the stories I want to show you. I also want you to specifically look at the “highest rated” reader comments, and by a count of thumbs up/thumbs down votes, get an idea of what the general public thinks about the Patriot Act:

First article: Obama, the autopen, and the midnight deadline:
Second article: The Patriot Act Showdown and yet another reason why many consider Harry Reid to be a corrupt and dangerous tyrant:

Here is the key video:

Speaking of government tyranny, there was another extremely important message and warning delivered this week by Ron Paul (must watch):

Okay, here’s a quickie: there was an unusual interview on the Daily Show last Thursday when Jon Stewart had EPA chief Lisa Jackson on the show. To be perfectly honest, I found it so boring that I don’t think I could watch it again. However, it later became clear why this interview was significant, and I’ll show you the article at this hyperlink. You see, the article is about the very controversial natural gas production method known as “fracking,” which according to Lisa; “knows of no proven cases that “fracking” had harmed water.” Really Lisa? How about I prove you wrong right here with help from none other than Jon Stewart himself? Speaking of which, I really don’t know what to make of this latest development… hey Jon and Lisa, what the frack?

Lastly, there’s been some exciting new developments in the information war that’s raging on behind the scenes. Since the government and mainstream media have been getting their ass kicked lately, they’ve had to resort to sicking the FBI and the “terminator” on us. As activist Carlos Montes puts it; “this new widespread attack… is only the newest wave in the federal government’s attempt at silencing the outspoken.

As for the “terminator,” did you hear that the White House has hired a “dedicated propagandist” for “aggressive defense of the president and his policies?” His name is Jesse Lee, and he’s a blogger who already has experience representing controversial tyrants such as Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel Talk about a desperate move by the White House…

Hey Jesse, let’s get something straight; you are not a “terminator,” you are nothing more than another paid turd polisher

Good luck to you and your team defending Obama though, this is certainly going to be fun to watch… by the way, speaking of Obama’s re-election bid, have you guys had a chance to check out the following movie yet? Because it’s a real doozy

Okay, I’m done with my Weekend Review! And what an amazing week it was for all the great activists and the liberty movement as a whole! You guys absolutely rocked it last week! Now it’s too early to get too excited, but all of your efforts are really helping to turn the tide against tyranny, way to go!

Rachel Maddow Needs to be Overthrown to Protect the People from Her Lies and BS ;-)

Dear Rachel,

I don’t personally like guns, and I think we would both agree that we don’t like the idea that unstable people can sometimes have access to them.

However, there are a few points that I think we differ on, so let’s take a look at the video:

For example, at 4:45-5:05 You say “The realization that the only reason that the alleged shooter was able to kill and wound so many people is because he could fire thirty bullets before he stopped to reload, because he had a high capacity magazine that would not have been legal for him to buy had the ban on that not expired in 2004…”

Let me be clear Rachel, that’s YOUR realization. My realization is that is certainly not the “only” reason. The reality: It doesn’t take a gun expert to know that with a gun like that, it only takes a few seconds to unload and reload a new clip. Or to un-holster a second gun, how about a third?

Alright, so you get into your point about 5:30 that “We can’t do anything about guns?” Why not? There is always time for healthy, logical debate. How about instead we try not to rush to judgment since this just happened. A radical assertion? So if you were dictator for a day, would you have passed a gun ban last Tuesday without warning?

I would think that putting hasty new restrictions on gun laws during a time of record-level national dissent and distrust of government could end up becoming the powder keg that starts a very confusing and unnecessary revolution.

6:30 – 7:55 here are three men’s opinions I completely agree with. However, you refer to their opinions as a radical view? And that they are “radicals” on gun policy? Our forefathers put the second amendment in the constitution for a reason.

“No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” –Thomas Jefferson

“…to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” –George Mason

“The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms” –Samuel Adams

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them.” –Richard Henry Lee

These quotes and more here.

6:45-7:05 here is something I have a huge problem with: Representative Broun clearly says the word, “protect.” And you deliberately twisted that into the word “overthrow.” You even smugly read it off your own notes, and even emphasized the word! You openly lied! Not only did you LIE, we see your true colors on this issue, and it’s far from an objective view now isn’t it?

So at 8:44-10:00ish, you begin to make your big point that is so far-fetched and idiotic that I actually felt a little embarrassed watching you go through that with a straight face. Are you under control by the powers that be Rachel? Or do you really believe your own BS? You actually say (at 8:44) that anyone with the “radicals” like Rep. Broun, Ron Paul, or Alex Jones wants to overthrow the government?

At 9:04 you also said “…because in their view, to do right by the constitution, you and I need to be able to defeat the U.S. military in battle! We need to overthrow the U.S. government!” Rachel, since you didn’t give us any examples, I’m curious; is it even possible to support the second amendment without being a radical revolutionist?

These men are not radicals, but you’re certainly trying very hard to make people think they are. However, your argument is so absurd that you literally have to lie to try to make them look bad!

What happened in Arizona was a horrible tragedy, but like it or not, guns are here to stay.

I don’t like the idea either, but I have a solid understanding of history, and our forefathers created the second amendment for very good reason. When a country’s government is corrupt, and its people have no ability to protect themselves, history shows that tyrannies have a tendency to emerge.

Therefore, looking at history, and looking at the rest of the world in the present, it could be said that the primary reason we are not under a tyranny right now is because of the Bill of Rights. This document is what made America great, and this is what made our forefathers great. Not only did they put a system in place that relied on checks and balances between the three branches of government, but we can almost think of the Bill of Rights as a system of checks and balances between the government and its people.

The history of human government is so tyrannical, that our founding fathers literally had to escape from Europe and start their own country! And they still had to have a revolution to keep it! Then they wrote the Bill of Rights to protect the people so that they would never again be subjugated to the horrors of an oppressive regime!

Rachel, maybe you trust the government and believe your own BS, but I think the majority of the rest of us do not. Not only is it quite clear to me that these “radicals” seem to know a little bit more about history and American patriotism than you do, they don’t need to make things up and lie to make their points about it.

(originally posted 1-18-11)