Libertarian Commentary on the News #12-50: This and That

Theft by government
Current US Regime Borrowed More Money Than in All Previous Administrations Combined

(VisiontoAmerica.com) At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the Treasury. At the close of business this last Thursday, it stood at $16,323,083,449,604.98. That means the debt has increased $5,696,206,400,691.90 during Obama’s presidency.  On July 2, 2001, more than five months after President George W. Bush entered office, the national debt was $5,693,220,327,798.14, according to the Treasury. By the close of business on July 3, 2001, it had risen to 5,698,195,769,465.40. Since then, the debt has never again dropped below $5,696,206,400,691.90—the amount it has increased in less than one full term of Obama.

Nathan: It really isn’t HIS debt, for Congress is FAR more to blame than the First Citizen, because they will not/cannot control this monster and his minions.  But it will go down in history as his, of course.  Seems to me that anybody could understand these numbers, but society seems to be dumbed down incredibly.

Self defense
Florida: Vendor Grateful After Customer Shoots Gunman

HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) — A South Florida fruit vendor is speaking out with words of gratitude for a customer who stepped in after someone tried to mug him. Blood stains and crime scene tape remain on the sidewalk marking the spot of the near-fatal confrontation that occurred Tuesday afternoon. According to Hialeah Police, a customer stepped up and shot a teenager who tried to hold up the fruit peddler, who spoke on condition of anonymity. According to Hialeah Police, at around 12:45 p.m., 19-year-old Jason Arnoldo Bonilla walked up to the fruit vendor, who parked his truck in the area of West 72nd Street and 30th Avenue to sell fruit, pointed a gun at him and demanded cash. “When he sees I won’t give him the money, that’s when he cocks the gun,” the vendor said, speaking through a translator. When a regular customer at the stand saw Bonilla cock his gun, he decided to act, shooting him several times. “He started looking for his gun after he was shot,” said the vendor.

Mama’s Note: Sure wish we could know the real story. Hard to see why six shots would be necessary… hope he hit the robber with all of them… and, OF COURSE the good Samaritan had a “permit!” Good grief, They all would have died otherwise. If you don’t have a permit, you just have to stand there and be killed. ARGGG That just makes me crazy.

Nathan:  I wonder just what goes through the mind of the criminal aggressor who suddenly finds he is NOT the only one with a weapon.  As for six shots, well, a good many instructors tell you to make sure the aggressor STAYS down.  It reminds me of the little old lady being questioned about why she shot the mugger six times.  “Well, that’s all the gun holds,” she is reputed to reply.

Self defense
Dallas Woman Shoots at 2 Intruders; 1 Dead

(MSNBC.com) Dallas police said a woman shot at two people who kicked in the door to her house late Wednesday morning, killing one. The shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in the 7200 block of Concordia Drive. Dallas police said the woman was home alone when she heard a noise — two men had kicked in the front door of her house. She confronted the two men as they reached the second-floor landing and shot at them several times, police said. The intruders ran out the front door, and one of the men collapsed from a gunshot wound, police said. He was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other man is still on the run. Investigators said a gun recovered at the home indicates that at least one of the intruders was armed. Charles Brown, the father of the 22-year-old woman who fired the shots, said he is proud of his daughter.”Yeah, it is — it’s puffed out because I’m real proud of her because I taught her that,” he said. “I taught my girls that — to defend themselves when someone come to hurt them, and apparently she listened.

Mama’s Note: Outstanding! Too bad she didn’t get both of them.

Nathan:  Nice to see a young woman able and willing to defend herself and her home.  I wish that more parents would learn the importance of this.

Home front – Evil’s homeland
Mayor Rahm Emanuel: ‘Chicago Is the Most American of American Cities’
(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Such arrogance, indeed.  He no doubt views that pesthole by the lake as the natural center of American capital and politics and business, a goal the city and its corrupt and tyrannical politicians have been seeking for nearly 200 years.  Sadly, he may be right: American government in general is characterized by more or less corruption and of course, the omnipresent theft, and Chicago does it better than most.

Congress in action – Stupid “representatives”
Sheila Jackson Lee:  ‘Who Wants to Make a Fuss About Social Security When It’s Solvent?’

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: And who wants to make a fuss about SJL when she keeps her mouth shut?  Of course, she can’t, any more than the Social Security fund can keep paying out without stealing more and more.  The facts are clear and even a woman as naturally and intentional stupid as SJL knows it, but she will keep lying until someone puts her up against a wall and sends a bullet through her brain.  No, I stand corrected: her gabbling obviously does not require a functioning brain.  Perhaps a wooden stake through the heart would do it.

New religions: environism – Stupid government
Obama Says No to Oil Leases, But Yes to Windmills, Off the Atlantic Coast

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Well, it is obvious who (or what groups) are paying his campaign debts, contributing to his library, and funding his luxurious retirement (that is, what the taxpayers won’t fund).

Islamic wars: Arab street revolt
Unhappy Egyptians Given 2 Weeks to Consider Divisive Constitution That Elevates Shari’a

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Seems to me that for at least those 100,000 or so who were protesting in Tahir Square don’t need two weeks or two days: they don’t want it. Or the Pharaoh that snuck in with it.

Home front: Evil’s homeland
Rahm Emanuel Likens Obama to Lincoln

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Wow, can you believe it?  I actually agree with Emanuel on something: that the “messiah” is like Honest Abe the Tyrant!!!

Mama’s Note: Me too… but you can bet Rahm didn’t mean it the way we do.

Stupid government – Culture wars: homosexuality
Hillary: We’re Standing Up for LGBT Rights All Around the World

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Which is a convenient excuse to NOT stand up for any other rights – real rights and not made-up rights: like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to defend yourself, freedom from being robbed blind by government and other thugs, and all the rest?

Stupid government – Islamic war: Canaanite front
Susan Rice: U.N. Vote ‘Does Not Establish that Palestine Is a State’

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Any more than calling a tail a leg gives a dog five legs.

Stupid government – The “Elite”
DHS Confirms: Deportation of Obama’s Uncle on Hold as Immigration Board Re-Opens Case

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: So, once more: it ain’t what you know or do, it’s WHO you know.

Stupid government – Culture wars: homosexuals
CIA Makes History: Please Apply Here If You Are a Member of the LGBT Community

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: As with racial quotas (that are anything they want to call them BUT “quotas”), we have gone to blatant “reverse” discrimination:  and we will wonder why the quality of the work of the CIA declines even more.  As with the military, the CIA is used for engineering society and NOT for protecting it (by protecting the Constitution).  Of course, with the Constitution dead, both the military and the CIA apparently need to find something else to do.  Kinda like the FBI and other agencies had to find something else to do when Prohibition ended in the 1930s, or like when a bodyguard lets his client get killed: he has to find someone else to be a body guard for.

Congress in action
Concerns About U.S. Sovereignty Lead Senate Conservatives to Nix U.N. Treaty on Rights of Disabled

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: One of the few good pieces of news coming out of DC this week.  This would be one more nail in the coffin of the powers and rights of parents and families, courtesy of the scumbag parasites that infest that tombstone on the East River on Manhattan.

Mama’s Note: The news this morning is that this “treaty” was defeated.

Theft by government – Congress in action
Federal Entitlements Prevent  U.S. From Being Third World Country, Lawmaker Says

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: The gall of the lying monsters is greater than ever. It is the ever growing federal (and state) entitlements that are turning the US into a third-world country.  Well, that and the politicians who cannot understand that you can’t spend money you don’t have forever, and who cannot see that taxation is theft.

Theft by government (2 stories)
Governors Say Fiscal Cliff Threat to States
Ark. Governor to Obama: We Don’t Need Federal Tax Cuts That Merely Require State Taxes to Rise
(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Of course, these two stories point out the obvious.  The one-time employee of the States continues to eat its former employers, all the while assuring them that it is for their own good that it is consuming them.  The truth is, this “Fiscal Cliff” and all of the hype is just that: hype.  Taxes proposed to PREVENT the cliff are WORSE than those that will go into effect automatically thanks to the cowardice and stupidity of Congress a year ago.  And none of it solves the REAL problem: the FedGov is hopelessly in debt and cannot stop spending.

Stupid government
Anti-Poverty Expert: ‘Jesus Said Poverty Would Always Be With Us’
(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Duh!  But in 2,000 years, of course, humans have become smarter than God, and we KNOW we can eliminate all that nasty historical unpleasantness.

About TPOL-Nathan

Nathan Barton is a christian, self-governor (free-market anarchist), husband, father, professional engineer, Engineer army officer, private businessman, and writer, teacher, and preacher. He works and lives mostly in four western states, and is Southern by heritage and Westerner by birth, upbringing, and choice.
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