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I just feel like a good rant

By Patrick Van Roy On January 6th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I am THE TROLL hear me roar, the true American. (I hear you laughing) I love this blog, and all the personalities that have trodden these paths. Some I love less than others, but I am sure that goes both ways.

It was “suggested” today that I of all people am anti British, I needed that laugh, thanks Mahons. I however am a true believer in the adages That we are one people separated by a common language, or a just by the pond. Some things need to be said however.

Britain is an older culture, and therefore some of her fault lines run deeper than Americas, but we share even those. The common cancer of Socialism has festered in us both. We share that internal enemy. We also share more importantly common bonds, responsibilities, and threats.

The Islamists, hate us both equally, we may be more the threat to them, but you are closer and less defended. The Jews are both of our responsibility to protect. We both failed to do so 60 years ago, and their light almost faded from existence. Both our nations swore an Oath that can never be broken. It will not happen again, not without taking both of our common Empires out with it.

I use the word Empire purposefully, neither nation holds Sovereignty over any other nation, yet all that is good in the world has directly sprung from our wells. That is our Empire, the Empire of the free Soul. The inheritance that NO MAN has the RIGHT to place chains on another. Weather those chains be real, religious,  economic , or political. That is our shared legacy, and our shared gift to the world.

The Bear and the Dragon are growing strong once again, they have taken our economics and adapted them to sharpen their claws. They however are not the threat.

The threat bows to the east 5 times a day and has a sharpened sword in their hands. They are coming. We can do nothing, or we can strike first, but either way it’s going to happen. They mistake our comfort, and our hesitancy for weakness. This mistake has been made before.

The Jews are Little Round Top  Israel is that same moment in the same type of fight, don’t doubt it. Don’t doubt the coming onslaught, or the same response. Anyone who does not see this is a fool, sorry but those are the facts. Act accordingly.

Me I’m just an American feeling his mortality, I almost lost my wife this year, but I can’t pretend that has given me any change of perspective. I am the product of my environment. By blood I am Irish, Italian, and a spit of Belgian, by right of birth I am American. My mentality and my view though both colored and reinforced by the things I have witnessed in my life, comes from family history. Since WWI ALL the men in my family have served in the military, also some of the woman including my lovely wife. For 100 years my family when not in uniform for our country have put on a blue uniform of service at home. I am not a cop, but 3 of my cousins are.

So I see things from that perspective. A fight is coming and it always boils down to doing what’s right. Great Britain and the United States are the keepers of the light of hope. The fight is coming to put out that light, what are you gonna do, where will you stand.

This song sums up where I’m at, what I believe, and shows the material things I love. The land,  the bike, right down to the ornaments on the car, but the words tug at the strings of my heart. Prepare my friends  the dark is coming.



By David Vance On January 6th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

36 years ago tonight, I visited my best friend and tried to comfort him. His father, along with nine other men, had been shot to death by the IRA. He became an orphan that night. (His mother had died young) It was the notorious KINGSMILL massacre and I have talked about it before here  so I do not wish to repeat myself. But I was struck by an image in the press today (below) of the daughter of one of the men murdered that night, with her young son. And I can remember her Dad as a young man.  Time moves on, we all grow older, but the horror of that night remains. I pray for all the families.

Pacemaker Press 5/1/2012 From L-R Racquel Brush and her son Ingrid of Kenneth Worton at A memorial service on the south Armagh road to remember the Kingsmill Massacre , where 10 protestant workmen traveling in a van were killed 36 years ago by the IRA Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Lest we Forget, the REAL Lady

By Patrick Van Roy On January 6th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

We use to call it Mo Town

By Patrick Van Roy On January 6th, 2012 at 10:14 pm


Here’s a good one

By Patrick Van Roy On January 6th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

couldn’t find it except on this video

Mittnando – A Man and his Wall

By Mahons On January 6th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Do you still recall that faithful night we crossed the Rio Grande?  Was there something in the air that night, Mittnando?  Poor Mitt Romney, he seems about as close to Emiliano Zapata as Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA. 

In his quest to become El Jefe of the USA, and his new desire to erect a great wall between the US and Mexico (middle age men often obsess on their erections) he has forgotten that his own padre, George Romney was born in Mexico.  Old George of course was born in a Mormon Mexican colony to American parents who had left the USA like some other Mormons  who were displeased with US Federal restrictions on Mormons (multiple marriage partners comes to mind).   It didn’t stop George from running in 1968 (he lost to Nixon), and you can imagine the birther talk back then if he had only run a credible campaign.    George’s parents scampered back across the border to the US when the Mexican Revolution broke out.  A fun bit of history.

Now his son Mitt wants to build a wall between two friendly nations to prevent the movement of people who seek a better life…like his family before him.  Sure sure the Romneys probably held their American citizenship when they went to Mexico, but you see a little irony – no?    Just a little?  And Romney has really only gone nativist for political purposes, he has also suggested some reasonable things on the topic.   There is a sense he might become reasonable again if he actually gets into office (hence the suspicion of him of the far right).

But does he have to really suggest building a Berlin Wall type Wall?  Can’t we have immigration reform without turning ourselves into silly small people like Herman Cain?  What does he want some future leader to say to him:  Senor Romney, tear down this wall?

Against the very fiber of our existence

By Patrick Van Roy On January 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Our nation was founded by common men. not royals, and nobles. The blood we shed, was shed to create a nation of law, not one ruled by decrees. We are a Democratic Republic, not a democracy, a theocracy, or a fiefdom ruled by nobility. Yet the man that holds the reigns of power is acting as a King or Dictator.

Yesterday the President once again violated the Constitution of the United States, and has created a Constitutional crises. The greatest fear our founding fathers had was a concentration of power in government, and a concentration of power in any one branch of any government formed. That is why the three branches of our government were designed to be equal in strength by LAW. Creating a natural check and balance of any one branch by the other two. The greatest fear of our founders was the concentration of power in government.

This was pointed out by Newt Gingrich a couple of weeks ago when he said that Justices could be removed by the President, or hauled before congress for over stepping their power. He was ridiculed, but as usual he was right. It is how our system is designed. but this post is not about the Unconstitutional authority that the Supreme Court has been acting under since the Warren Court. This post is about our current President seizing power as a dictator.

The President has made Presidential appointments to positions in our Government that by LAW must be approved by the Congress. Advise and Consent are not just suggestions they are part of the very fabric of the balance of power written into the Constitution. Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution states, Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting. During an adjournment is the only time a President can JUST APPOINT. Right now Congress is still in session, they have NOT adjourned.

The Democrats did this during GW Bush, Bush Sr, and Reagan to block recess appointments. The Republicans are doing it now to Obama. This game to block recess appointments has been going on for over 100 years. It has been upheld by 3 different Supreme Courts.

Yesterday however Barack Obama made this statement.

“When Congress refuses to act and as a result hurts our economy and puts our people at risk than I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them”

Uh sorry buddy but by LAW  you DO NOT have the authority to do any such thing. These are the words of Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Benito Mussolini, or any other Tin Pot dictator.

The President has publicly declared that he does not have to follow the laws of the United States, that the Advise and Consent provisions of our Constitution do not apply to him, because he is acting for the good of the people.

How many leaders from the likes of Stalin, Mao, Hitler, etc etc have used those very words.

We are a nation ruled by law, not a nation ruled by men. Well that is not how El Duce Obama see’s it.

I would prefer that Gingrich win the nomination, but I state here for everyone if Romney, Santorum, Huntsman, Perry, and even Paul get the nomination I will crawl through glass to support their victory.

I will NEVER submit to this dictator, because that is what he has just publicly declared he is.


By David Vance On January 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Diane Abbott..she is SUCH an inspiration. This is what passes for education in the UK. Hard left marxist indoctrination in our State schools.

Perry is Going to Carolina In His “Mind”

By Mahons On January 5th, 2012 at 2:02 am

Rick Perry will continue his campaign, tweeting that he will be going to South Carolina.

Why?  What is he, ahem, “thinking”?

He has no chance of a decent showing in New Hampshire.  He was beaten like a red-headed step child in Iowa.  Why stick it out in South Carolina?  Perry is hoping his southern roots, look at me I am with Jesus and did you hear Mitt is a Mormon will result in a better finish, maybe a face-saving second or third.

Perry has no chance, in a year of less than stellar candidates, of taking the nomination.  But a large segment of South Carolina Republican voters love them some redneck Jesus-proclaiming Confederate-flag-waving Washington-hating good old boys.   So what does Perry have to lose at this point?  The ship has sailed on his dignity.  But he knows that Mitt does not stand a chance with that crowd.  Tea Party favorite Nikki Haley endorsed Romney, but her popularity numbers are in decline, and Senator Demint who had endorsed Romney is 2008 is sitting on his hands (or claws) at the moment.   So Perry (not clever but not dumb either) sees an opening.

This will be the test for Romney and his nouveau conservative positions.  Recall brothers and sisters, old Mitt ain’t never won a primary in the South.   If he takes South Carolina, he will win it all and but quick.  If not, he has a fight all the way to the convention as Perry and Santorum  try to outshine each other on the God tip (and destroy the party’s chances in the national election).  If memory serves, Dr. Paul pulled in about 4% of the vote in 2008, a shocking low number for a Southerner (even if he is really from Pennsylvania).  He will do better, but not by much.

Perry?  I expect he’ll do almost anything, including hanging on a cross, to remind voters that he loves The Lord and therefore deserves their votes.   But his campaign is unlikely to rise from the dead.   South Carolina – that will be the brass knuckle brawl that will likely determine the Republican nominee.  Stay tuned!

The Ron Paul Cult: Zombies or Robots?

By Phantom On January 4th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Urban Dictionary defines a ” Ronbot ” as : Ron Paul fanatics, who have nothing better to do than spam phone and internet polls, and spray paint white bedsheets with things like “Google Ron Paul”, before hanging them in public places. These folks are famous for hijacking chat rooms, internet threads, and anything else they can on the internet. These are usually “truthers” who think that Bush brought down the world trade center, that the CIA killed kennedy, and that our government is hiding the “truth” about aliens. Among them are Nazis and Klansmen, along with every other unemployed nerd or misfit who ever felt left out in life. They all speak the same talking points like robots; e.g. – Ron Paul is for those who love freedom! Ronbots are among the most annoying trolls on the internet at this time.


This is fine, accurate definition, but some think that they’re zombies too.

In the spirit of free enquiry, does anyone have an opinion on this matter?