Politics

A Leaderless Nation

leaderlessWe are a nation without a leader.

Leadership defined: lead·er·ship
‘led?r?SHip

noun:

The action of leading a group of people or an organization. Synonyms: guidance, direction, control, management, superintendence, supervision; organization, government “firm leadership.” Firm leadership? Yeah. Joke. Yes.

Notice anything missing? Here’s a clue- Blame. The only people agreeing with our current “leader” are his sycophants.

Sycophant defined: syc·o·phant
‘sik?f?nt,-?fant/
A person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
synonyms: yes-man, bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey, spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up.

Our President’s failures are too numerous to mention. This is a blog. No one will take the time. Our President’s list of lies are so long that his grandchildren will fail that quiz if the United States is around long enough for us to have another generation.

The only thing this joke of a leader has managed to lead us into is a giant mess. He doesn’t have the leadership skills to admit when he is wrong but he does seem to have the ability to blame everyone but himself for the problems we are currently facing. Israel? Blame the Israelis. Immigration? Blame Bush. Health Care? Blame anyone. The economy? Bush again. IRS Email Scandal? Who knows. He certainly doesn’t and doesn’t seem to care.

The time for change is NOW. We can’t afford 2.5 more years of t(his) bullshit.

Supreme Court Says NO to Obama in a 9 to 0 Decision

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From The L.A. Times:

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Obama exceeded his power under the Constitution by filling three federal positions when the Senate was on a brief break, but justices upheld the right of the president to make recess appointments during longer breaks.

Unfortunately, it’s not enough to drive him out of office but it’s a start. At least someone in authority noticed that the POTUS acts more like a king than an elected President. Let the left-handed hand wringing begin. Off to read more on the “IRS, Oops, we had a crash that selectively deleted emails pertinent to an investigation but left others intact” line of BS. Seems more facts are forthcoming.

Why The American Flag Is Upside Down – A Nation In Distress

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From the Flag Code

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. (Link)

Are we in extreme danger to life or property? I believe we are. The current administration made a deal with terrorists, the economy is in shambles and other nations perceive us as weak. That puts the lives and property of all Americans at risk. If you believe the same, Snag the Flag and put it on your blog. It’s time to protest, one of the rights we are guaranteed.

Pentagon Studying Protesters

protesterFrom the Washington Times:

One area of study that’s planned for the 2014-2017 time frame partners Cornell University researchers with the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to come up with a model for the “dynamics of social movement mobilization and contagions,” the text of the program stated. That particular research area will ultimately determine the “critical mass (tipping point),” of civil uprisings, where protests turn violent, the program text states, The Guardian reported.

The research will also analyze social media users’ accounts, and look at Twitter posts and conversations “to identify individuals mobilized in a social contagion and when they become mobilized.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/13/us-defense-department-studying-protesters-prep-mas/#ixzz34wy3wmwl

Big Brother is alive and well. Does this make anyone feel safer? I certainly don’t.

The N.S.A , Privacy and Technology – N.S.A. Gathering Millions of Faces From Web Images

nowenteringFirst, I’d like to say that I don’t believe there’s a “right” to privacy. The ACLU agrees, and if there is one agency that would like to espouse that there is a right to privacy, it would be the ACLU.

There is nothing in our Constitution that guarantees a right to privacy. The ACLU states:

One of the amendments is the Fourth Amendment, which stops the police and other government agents from searching us or our property without “probable cause” to believe that we have committed a crime.

Americans have already decided through votes or apathy to give up that right. We allow DUI checkpoints, roadblocks and if you’re pulled over the cops can search your vehicle without consent. This is all done without “probable cause.” Simply driving home from a picnic on July 4th doesn’t warrant probable cause or reasonable suspicion of DUI. Americans happily waive that right in the belief that it’s for the “public good.” That slippery slope has been the downfall of nations.

When I read that the N.S.A. is collecting millions of faces from web images, I am not filled with a warm, fuzzy feeling that Americans will be safer and that it’s for the public good. I realize that technology has outpaced our legal system and that any knowledge the government gleans from the web they will more than likely abuse and Americans will sit idly by and let it happen. Why? Apathy, a feeling of “one against many,” ignorance, “let the other guy worry about it,” or other reasons.

So, when you post the next pic of yourself and your cat on Facebook just remember that some suit in an NSA office can and probably will collect it and add it to the database for your protection. Your cat “can has chzburger,” but it can’t have any privacy.