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‘The Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “‘The Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. Petronius

    Day-after-day he continues to inject his poison into America.

    What is wrong with this picture?

    http://news.usni.org/2013/02/0.....-readiness

    Five nuclear aircraft carriers berthed in a row?

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) — all in port at Naval Station Norfolk where they have been ordered to be “sequestered” by the regime –– like sitting ducks in a row, in violation of a naval protocol that has been in place since a similar situation existed at Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941.

    And how does this save the taxpayers any money?

    The cost of owning and operating a ship is much the same whether it is working at sea or idle in port. Routine maintenance must still be performed. Clearly the vessels are serving no useful purpose while they are moored to a dock in Norfolk, rusting away.

    And the DoD contracts for cyclical maintenance, overhaul, refitting, resupply, defueling, refueling, and stevedoring of Navy ships are awarded well in advance, and set on timetables according to each vessel’s rotation cycle. Those defense contractors must be paid money damages when the government terminates or breaches its contracts.

    This is one more manifestation of “the Obama Doctrine” — one more instance of this madman’s consistent pattern of injurious behavior, the venting of his spleen for the satisfaction of his prejudices, his spite, and his malice through the willful wounding or destruction of America and its allies.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Well, the Enterprise has been officially retired…but that in no way obviates this administration from an obvious and callous approach to the military.

      It is no great mystery how much the regime hates the US military and that includes all the left-wing moonbats who are veterans, especially Kerry. But here’s the complication: Career military types like Colin Powell like the structure and rigidity of the military and, once they are in the elite ranks, decide that it’s good practice for all people, not just military personnel. It’s easy to see why this is so….such structure, enforced discipline, etc.

      The guys who were drafted in the 60′s or who had to go serve in Vietnam..well, I’ve run into more than a couple who felt their lives were destroyed by having to go fight in that war. Some were in bands..and their plans to make it big were eliminated by the war, others were going to get married and their fiance’s left them because they had to go, etc etc.

      But they forget the one thing that makes it all so marvelously hypocritical: That they went to fight to free other people who were oppressed by their governments; The very same issue they had with the government over here, albeit in a very odd way and far less imposing. The average teenager in 1966 wanted to just go party, get laid, smoke pot and see where the wind blew them. Dustin Hoffman, the national socialist that he is, was smelted in the furnaces of hating being told where to go and what to do and exemplified in the movie The Graduate. His whole generation has a bug up its ass for Vietnam.

      So here we are….with those same bug-infested hippies now running our government. It’s not just sinful. It’s a crime as far as I see it because it’s dereliction of duty. It’s intentional, it’s destructive and it’s designed to show our adversaries that we are are weak and to take advantage of it.

      China is posturing with missiles aimed at Japan and this regime does nothing, says nothing and the media barely reports it. If Reagan had seen this, he would’ve raised the roof and sent two carriers there immediately and told Putin to go sh*t in his hat.

      Meanwhile, captain you-didn’t-build-that goes golfing, pretends to be the “one who cares” and spends his hours getting preened by the fawning press. Rush is absolutely correct; he does not govern, he campaigns, complains and manipulates people to get his way.

      He wants complete and utter destruction of this nation and he’s turned up his game to a level that will force the mediots to notice. Woodward noticed…and he’s gonna get taken to the woodshed for it…so…it stands as an example for the other national socialist news agencies to be nice to president Anthony Fremont or he’ll wish you into the cornfield.

      As Rod Serling said in 1961 and is so appropriate for this man-child president:

      “Tonight’s story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize, is a map of the United States, and there’s a little town there called Peaksville. On a given morning not too long ago, the rest of the world disappeared and Peaksville was left all alone. Its inhabitants were never sure whether the world was destroyed and only Peaksville left untouched or whether the village had somehow been taken away. They were, on the other hand, sure of one thing: the cause. A monster had arrived in the village. Just by using his mind, he took away the automobiles, the electricity, the machines – because they displeased him – and he moved an entire community back into the dark ages – just by using his mind. Now I’d like to introduce you to some of the people in Peaksville, Ohio. This is Mr. Fremont. It’s in his farmhouse that the monster resides. This is Mrs. Fremont. And this is Aunt Amy, who probably had more control over the monster in the beginning than almost anyone. But one day she forgot. She began to sing aloud. Now, the monster doesn’t like singing, so his mind snapped at her, turned her into the smiling, vacant thing you’re looking at now. She sings no more. And you’ll note that the people in Peaksville, Ohio, have to smile. They have to think happy thoughts and say happy things because once displeased, the monster can wish them into a cornfield or change them into a grotesque, walking horror. This particular monster can read minds, you see. He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion. Oh yes, I did forget something, didn’t I? I forgot to introduce you to the monster. This is the monster. His name is Barack Obama. He’s six years old, with a cute little-boy face and brown, guileless eyes. But when those eyes look at you, you’d better start thinking happy thoughts, because the mind behind them is absolutely in charge. This is the Twilight Zone.”

      With apologies to that incredibly well-made series, I took the liberty of inserting Obama’s name into the narration and changing the color of the boy’s eyes. But, it’s easy to see him described in this manner. I especially like the part about getting rid of all the cars and machinery.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734580/

    • canary

      Can’t find the news on all the ships closing on California’s coast and how it will affect civilian jobs, restaurants, etc. but these give an example

      Thousands to be fired (30 ships)
      http://hamptonroads.com/2013/0.....s-be-fired

      From the Navy cuts
      http://www.public.navy.mil/don.....202013.pdf

      It’s insane with the havoc in the world.

  2. captstubby

    enfant terrible :
    [ahn-fahn te-ree-bluh]

    [French : enfant, child + terrible, frightful.]
    an incorrigible child, as one whose behavior is embarrassing.
    an outrageously outspoken or bold person who says and does indiscreet or irresponsible things.
    . “terrible child.” One whose unorthodox or shocking speech or manners embarrass his associates like a naughty child embarrasses his elders.

    or in this case,
    a” Home Alone” president who has a man ten feet away with the” FootBall “handcuft to his wrist.

  3. captstubby

    “I am not a dictator. I’m the president,” he said.
    He also declared he couldn’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” to sway opponents, mixing Star Wars and Star Trek as he reached for a science fiction metaphor.

    seriously?

    • I could …. say something snarky about an Indonesian policy wonk kid raised on a diet of hate, insular polemics, hate and anti-Americanism while traveling the world with a pair of losers who almost certainly made fun of all the things he’s now trying to work into a ‘hip comment’ … by way of validating “Het, I’m just like you!”

      Not.

      Mr. President, death is easy. Comedy is hard …

  4. captstubby

    March Madness

    10:28 AM, Mar 3, 2013

    White House economic adviser Gene Sperling admits that, yes, in fact, the sequestration was President Obama’s plan:

    “We put forth the design of” the sequestration, Sperling finally admits.

    2012/10/23/Obama-Vows-to-Stop-the-Sequester.

    President Obama declared for the first time last night that he would block the large, automatic cuts in defense set to take effect early next year.
    The president’s remarks during his third and final debate with Romney in Boca Raton, Fla., caught Romney and other GOP leaders by surprise, and may have been aimed at reassuring defense industry workers in Virginia, Ohio and other key battleground states two weeks before the election.

    A formidable array of players, from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., to former Vice President Dick Cheney and the CEOs of Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney and EADS North America, have mobilized against the roughly $500 billion in long-term across-the-board defense cuts that will kick in beginning in early January, absent congressional intervention.

    Romney charged last night that the combination of those automatic cuts and an additional $400 billion of defense savings previously agreed to by the president “is making our future less certain and less secure.” Obama is seeking to shrink defense spending to 3 percent of GDP or less in the coming years, while Romney wants a minimum of 4 percent.

    Though the president until now has had little to say about the automatic cuts or “sequestration,” last night he blamed Congress for the cuts and flatly declared that they would not happen. “First of all, the sequester is not something that I proposed,” Obama said. “It’s something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen. The budget that we’re talking about is not reducing our military spending. It’s maintaining it.”

    Obama didn’t explain further how he intends to block the automatic cuts – and the White House didn’t respond today to a request for additional information.

    March 02, 2013

    President Obama signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board spending reductions.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday’s talks are designed to be a “constructive discussion” about how to keep the deep spending cuts from having harmful consequences.

    The meeting, the first face-to-face since Obama was sworn in for his second term in January, will essentially look past the current $85 billion in cuts to the next looming fiscal crisis – a possible government shutdown.

    On March 27, the fiscal 2013 continuing appropriations resolution expires, cutting off the ability of most agencies and programs to operate. A new spending bill will be needed to keep the government from shutting down.

    Presidential Approval Rating
    Approve 51%
    Disapprove 46%
    Undecided 3%

  5. canary

    CAIR’s radical statements of taking over the US growing

    Radical Muslim In TX: “We Are Above The Law Of The Land”

    By Tim Brown – 03-04-2013

    Mustafaa Carroll Executive Director of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Council on American-Islamic Relations Mustafaa Carroll spoke at a rally for Islam in Austin, Texas and told the crowd that members of Islam should not be bound by American law. “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” Carroll said.

    A reporter paraphrased Carroll’s statement by writing, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant” and the Quran “should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

    He attempted to soft peddle Shariah stating, “If you understand Shariah, the foundation of our faith … how we treat our neighbor, how we treat our parents … how we participate in society, all of that is part of Shariah.”

    Mustafaa Carroll is on record as defending and supporting Hamas. Yet, he spoke openly saying “I think you can only blame Hamas for so long. It takes two to tango. And I think, you know, that what we’ve heard for a number of years is this terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, Hamas, Hamas, Hamas, was not just Hamas.”

    As former FBI agent Mike Rolf acknowledges in “Muslim Mafia,” “CAIR has had a number of people in positions of power within the organization that have been directly connected to terrorism and have either been prosecuted or thrown out of the country.” According to another FBI veteran familiar with recent and ongoing cases involving CAIR officials, “Their offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters.”

    A review of the public record, including federal criminal court documents, past IRS 990 tax records and Federal Election Commission records detailing donor occupations, reveals that CAIR has been associated with a disturbing number of convicted terrorists or felons in terrorism probes, as well as suspected terrorists and active targets of terrorism investigations. The list is long and includes:

    Ghassan Elashi
    Muthanna al-Hanooti
    Abdurahman Alamoudi
    Siraj Wahhaj
    Randall “Ismail” Royer
    Bassam Khafagi
    Laura Jaghlit
    Nihad Awad
    Omar Ahmad
    Nabil Sadoun
    Mohamed Nimer
    Rafeeq Jaber
    Rabith Hadid
    Hamza Yusuf

    Griffing provides the background and history of each of these men’s involvement in terrorism.

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013.....z2Mdjl3axY

  6. canary

    AP: Israel on alert as locusts cross in from Egypt

    By Tia Goldenberg Mar 4 2012

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A swarm of locusts crossed into Israel from neighboring Egypt Monday, raising fears that Israel could be hit with a biblical plague ahead of the Passover holiday.

    Israel sent out planes to spray pesticides over agricultural fields to prevent damage by the small swarm, which numbers about 2,000 locusts, said Dafna Yurista, a spokeswoman for the Agriculture Ministry. The ministry also set up an emergency hotline and asked Israelis to be vigilant in reporting locust sightings.

    The locust alert comes ahead of the weeklong Passover festival, which recounts the biblical story of the Israelite exodus from Egypt. According to the Bible, a huge swarm of locusts was the eighth of 10 plagues God imposed on Egyptians to persuade Pharoah to free the ancient Hebrews from slavery. Pharaoh did not agree to let them go until after the 10th plague, the death of the first born in every Egyptian family.

    http://news.yahoo.com/israel-a.....21157.html

    Pretty creepy as the locusts attacking are in Revelations the last chapter in the Holy Bible that talks about the mass destruction of the earth when the anti-Christ comes.

    I hope Obama get’s to experience a visit from a swarm of locusts during his trip to the Holy Land to make his visit extra authentic and memorable experience.




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