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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why Does Anybody Need An AR-15? WRONG QUESTION!!

All of the peanut-brained liberals are running around wringing their hands and yelling things like, "why does anyone need an AR-15?  Waah!  waah!  waah!"

Why does someone need a Cadillac when a VW bug will do just as well?
Why do you need a porterhouse steak when a well-made cheeseburger will also taste good?
Why do you need a shot of Petron when you can have a beer?

Because I can, dammit!

Because that's what freedom is all about!  The Constitution is NOT restrictive, it is PERMISSIVE! 

Permissive means this. Free people can do whatever they want with only the minimal amount of restrictions necessary for all of us to live in harmony. As opposed to, you cannot do anything unless the Authority says it's ok. That's restrictive, and that's NOT the way the Founding Fathers created our freedom blueprint document, the Constitution.

My owning an AR-15 does NOTHING to trample your rights.  Taking it away is NOT crime prevention because criminals already flout the law and will use weapons anyway (usually NOT rifles or what you think are assault weapons, however).

And the reason the Constitution keeps the population armed is to deter exactly what Obama appears to be trying...


Tags: Gun Control, AR-15, Constitution, permissive vs restrictive. Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!




Friday, January 25, 2013

Obama Admin Shutting Down Major Border Surveillance System

From Texas GOP Vote.com, via Before It's News.com, and CAV News.

The Obama administration continues its attack on America by having quietly decided to shut down the low-level radar surveillance system used on the U.S.-Mexico border, and other locations.  From an email (below) leaked from within the company that operates the program, the U.S. government has only given them 60 days notice, closing the program March 15, 2013Our border will now be vulnerable to the drug cartel low-level flights, but also any other bad guys (like, terrorists) who want to fly in unnoticed and do something bad.

Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) in Marfa, TX
If you have driven down around Ft. Huachuca in southeastern Arizona anytime over the past few years, you have probably seen a little "mini-blimp" like this one, tethered and floating in the breeze.  That mini-blimp houses the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), developed and operated by the ITT Exelis Company for the U.S. military (e.g., NORAD and others), as well as U.S. Borders and Customs Protection, as part of the border sovereignty and drug interdiction missions.

From the Exelis web site:
"TARS provides cost-effective, low-level radar surveillance for the US-Mexico border, the Florida Straits, and a portion of the Caribbean in support of USNORTHCOM’s and USSOUTHCOM’s Counterdrug/Counter-Narco Terrorism (CD/CNT) missions. In addition to the CD/CNT mission, TARS surveillance data also supports North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) air sovereignty mission for the continental United States. The TARS program is optimized primarily to detect low, slow flying aircraft.  Operational locations are in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, the Florida Keys, and Puerto Rico with support locations in Newport News, VA, and El Paso, Texas."

From The Exelis program manager:
"Email Sent to all Exelis Employees January 17th, 2013 Announcing Closure of TARS Air Defense Sites:
Subject: TARS Contract Update
Tuesday, 15 January 2013, we received a government request for a proposal (RfP) to de-scope and close the TARS program by the end of the fiscal year. The government indicated that it does not intend to exercise the final two option years for the TARS contract. In the RfP, the government also indicated its intent that aerostat flight operations will cease on March 15, 2013, and that the remainder of the fiscal year will be used to deflate aerostats, disposition equipment, and prepare sites for permanent closure. We are currently reviewing all the details of the RfP and evaluating the possible impacts on the program and our workforce. We continue to communicate with the government on this matter, and we will have more information in the coming days and weeks.
The TARS program provides a critical capability to the U.S. government and we should remain focused on providing that service in an uninterrupted and robust manner.
The best thing we can do right now is to continue to provide the outstanding TARS support that has become the Exelis hallmark, while allowing the company and the government time to continue discussions on how to best support the customer, the program, and our workforce. We will provide regular updates as we know more. Should you have a specific question, please address them to Tim Green, Program Manager.
Tim Green, PMP
Program Manager
Tethered Aerostat Radar System
Exelis Systems Corporation"
Crossposted at Blogs For Borders.
Tags: Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), military closures, ITT Exelix, border security, Mexico border, BCP, Homeland Security. Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hollywood's Influence On Misperceptions About Guns and Violence

There is an excellent, rather lengthy, but thorough and well-written post titled, A Few Thoughts On Gun Control at a blog called Eudaimonia.  The author cites many good, credible sources of information to make his assertions.  It is well worth the time it takes to read it.

One of the points the author makes is that very very few shootings are actually done with assault weapons and large capacity magazines.  So the question popped up in my head, why is this myth about assault weapons so widespread?  When you hear or think about the theater shooting in Aurora or Sandy Hook, or elsewhere... what is the visual image that you have in your head as you picture these incidents? 


The guy in Aurora looks just like Judge Dredd in my mind.  The Columbine guys conjure up that scene from The Matrix where Keanu Reeves and Wynona Ryder invade the big building to rescue Lawrence Fishburn, or something from Boondock Saints or any of a thousand other movies*. 

So where do those visual images come from that are so far from the truth? 


Hollywood!!



Yes, these same hypocrites who fawn all over Barack Obama ("Our lord and savior Barack Obama"), who are so adamant about gun control, they are the ones lying about gun violence (and making millions to boot!).

Unfortunately I suspect very few lefties, if any, would give Eudaimonia's post the time of day.  That's because I have not seen or met very many who are willing to have a cogent, intellectual discussion about gun control.  Instead, they usually make arguments that are emotionally based. 

I have slightly more hope - if you can call it that - of truth dawning on a liberal than I do that Barack Obama will give up his anti-colonial, socialist/communist goals.

*(I purposefully use the actors' names to make the point that they are accountable. And yes, I have seen these movies, not because I picked them for their violence, but because others I was with chose to see them. No, its really not a copout, but you can think what you want).


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More Liberal Hypocrisy from the Entertainment World

I recently read where a 6-year-old kid got suspended from school for making the gesture in the image below.  He didn't sing about it or draw blood on anything.  A 6-year-old!

Then, while looking up the lyrics for an earlier post (An Old Song for a New Time), I saw this banner across the top advertising a new CD.  I use this as merely an example of the f*ing liberal hypocrisy for straining at a gnat while swallowing a camel.  I have no idea who the band is or anything else about them, but below the banner are 3 "rave reviews" by cerebrally-disengaged young people. 

 



Customer Reviews
Amazing! [5 stars]
Such a fun and uplifting record! I love run run, control and believe!
 
<3 [5 stars]
Love Love Love
 
Playlist Of The Summer! [5 stars]
This sunshine, Cali vibe is so infectious. I have this on repeat! If you like the EP, you'll love their [deleted] mixtape; it's just as dope & it's free.99
 

Tags: Liberal Hypocrisy, finger gun pointing 6-year-old school suspension, He Met Her reviews.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!
 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fun Fact Of The Day: 8,332,000 Americans Dropped Out Of The Workforce During Obama’s First Term…

[Unemployment figures as usually reported do not include those who have been unemployed for many months and/or have stopped looking for work because they're tired of hitting their heads against a wall.  This is how many there are, compared to 4 years ago.]

 Reposted from Weasel Zippers:

"(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans age 16 or older who decided not to work or even to seek a job increased by 8,332,000 to a record 88,839,000 in President Barack Obama’s first term, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"The increase in Americans opting out of the labor force during Obama’s first term resulted in a decrease in the labor force participation rate from 65.7 percent in January 2009, the month Obama was first inaugurated, to 63.6 percent in December 2012, the latest month reported. Before Obama took office, the labor force participation rate had not been as low as 63.6 percent since 1981, the year President Ronald Reagan took over from President Jimmy Carter.

"To be in the labor force a person must either have a job or actively sought one in the previous four weeks.

"When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, there were 80,507,000 American civilians age 16 or older who did not have a job or seek one. In December 2012, there were 88,839,000—thus, the increase of 8,332,000."


Tags: Unemployment, "depressed" unemployed, Obama, Reagan, Carter, Weasel Zippers.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Friday, January 18, 2013

OBAMA TRANSCRIPT FRAGMENT FOUND!!!

At long last, diligent, persistent, death-defying investigative journalism has uncovered a partially burned fragment of a document that experts believe may be part of a transcript from Barack Obama's college years.  No transcript was believed extant prior to this, and the current find has the scholarly world of forensic archaeology, antiquities, and sanitation in an uproar.  Scholars in the latter field have entered the fray because the "Transcriptus Obamicus", as the fragment has come to be called, was found in a burned out 55-gallon garbage barrel behind the DC chapter of the Socialist Bureaucratic Party and Choom Dispensary.

Alleged transcript fragment
While there are conflicting stories about exactly how the fragment was discovered, images of it that were circulated for the purpose of scholarly translation soon went viral.  The SBPCD initially filed suit claiming that the fragment was theirs and were seeking damages, but the case was dismissed.  Ownership has been determined to be in the public domain.

What is of greater interest is the document itself.  Forensic analysis found that there are two types of smoke residue on the paper, one that came from the burning of the paper itself, and an unidentified smoke residue from another substance.  A smear of ash seems to indicate that the paper came into contact with a sample of the other substance, but there has been no independent confirmation of this.

Part of the writing has been lost due to burning and weather degredation, most notably any grades that may have been originally included.  What appears to be legible are either schools or courses or both.  So far scholars are mostly agreed on the following translations:

Courses in Joseph Stalin School of Public Administration
  • Chamberlainesque Appeasement I and II
  • Social Foundations:  Marx and Lenin I and II
  • Criminal Justice of Pol Pot [not to be confused with an elective listed below]
  • Mao Tse-Tung [now, Zedong] Public Planning
  • Noriegan Theories of Pharmaceutical Distribution I and II
  • Governing by decree: The Use of Executive Orders
  • Colonialism...[text unreadable]
Idi Amin International Institute of Leadership
  • Public Communication Techniques of Stalin
  • Use of Hitlerian Theory to Maintain Public Order I
  • Leadership in Creating Public Emergencies
  • The Use of Children in Public Communication
Electives
  • Marx Brothers Humor (fragment indicates withdrawal on the 2nd day of class)
  • Pot Taxonomy In Family Rosaceae (a biology course retaken several times)
  • Magicians:  How They Deceive The Public
 More work continues in an effort to understand this historical document.  Alongside of this is the continuing search for more documents.  We here at Conservative Observer AZ will keep you up on the latest!


Tags: Obama transcript, Obama college transcripts.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Obama's Drunken Vomit Proclamation - Religious Freedom Day!

An interesting item lost in the hubbub of this week's gun control announcements, like a 6:00pm Friday press release.

By Presidential proclamation: [emphasis mine]
"...As we observe Religious Freedom Day, let us remember the legacy of faith and independence we have inherited, and let us honor it by forever upholding our right to exercise our beliefs free from prejudice or persecution."
Flashback:
..."And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion..."  -- Sen. Barack Obama, April, 2008 (ABCNews.com). 
CONTEXT:  Condescending remark made at a fundraiser, speaking about midwestern U.S. unemployed people who have been told through multiple administrations that things will get better for them.

So miserable people, down on their luck, looking for hope, turn to "guns and religion"?  1) as if these are bad things anyway? and 2) as if these people are deluded or psychotic for turning to religion?

And then he's got the nerve to hurl up this proclamation like a drunk who is unaware that he's vomited all over himself!

... and you've done, what, for those people, Barry?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

An Old Song for a New Time

I thought of an old song that may be apropos today:

We need to fight if the last stanza is to come true...
 
Sunshine go away today,
I don't feel much like dancing
Some man's gone, he's tried to run my life
Don't know what he's asking
 
He tells me that I'd better get in line
Can't hear what he's saying
When I grow up I'm going to make it mine
These ain't dues I've been paying
 
(chorus)
How much does it cost?  I'll buy it
The time is all we've lost, I'll try it
But he can't even run his own life,
I'll be damned if he'll run mine, Sunshine
 
(repeat 1st stanza)
 
Working starts to make me wonder where
The fruits of what I do are going
He says in love and war all is fair
But he's got cards he ain't showing
 
(chorus)
 
Sunshine come on back another day
I promise you I'll be singing
This old world, she's gonna turn around
Brand new bells'll be ringing
---
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Written by HARRIS, ANDRE / STEWART, NATALIE / AMBROSIUS, MARSHA
Lyrics copyright Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Democracy Initiative - Big Money for Socialism

h/t Maggie's Notebook

I'm not your typical reader of Mother Jones, but following up on a post by Maggie's Notebook led to a MJ report on the Democracy Initiative, a gathering of reps from the NEA, CWA, NAACP, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and more leftist groups, out of which came money commitments and people commitments to accomplish 3 goals:
  1. Getting "big money" out of politics (how ironic since they all pledged big money),
  2. Expanding voter rolls while fighting voter ID laws,
  3. Rewriting Senate rules to curb use of the filibuster.
So the Democracy Initiative will be paying big money to impose a liberal agenda on us.  This poster says it all, but delete "harmless" (copyright Despair.com).

A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.



Tags: Democracy Initiative, Maggie's Notebook, Mother Jones, liberal agenda..  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Great Moments in Higher Education #1 - Nation's First Hip-Hop Minor

With this post I introduce a series of occasional posts which, to my dismay, will likely be unending... 

GREAT MOMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION!  [2 person applause]  Brought to you as a public service in transparency, so you know what your tax dollars are being wasted on!  We start with this, from my staid, dignified alma mater, the University of Arizona:

http://www.arizona.edu/features/ua-introduces-nation%E2%80%99s-first-hip-hop-minor

[cue "Pomp and Circumstance"]

"Introducing Nation’s First Hip-Hop Minor

"Do you think of hip-hop as just catchy dance music with some rap thrown in for good measure? A new concentration in hip-hop studies in the UA’s Africana Studies program — the first hip-hop minor in the United States — challenges students to explore hip-hop as a worldwide phenomenon through which people explore identities, claim territories, protest injustice and change their worlds...

"According to Professor Tani Sanchez, hip-hop is a complex and sometimes paradoxical phenomenon, but the point of studying culture is not to judge it, but to understand what it tells us about history and society."


Tags: Higher Education, taxpayer money, University of Arizona Hip-Hop Minor.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Homeland Security, Local Law Enforcement, and Rumors

To summarize recent posts.  Please take time to read the sources, and draw your own conclusions. 

Executive Order #13629 - The White House Homeland Security Partnership Council is created.
Purpose:  To create partnerships with state and local agencies "interested" in enforcing homeland security "challenges". 
What appears to be a DHS riot control vehicle,
presumably being deployed.  See picture below.

Executive Order #13603 - Amends the legislatively created Defense Production Act of 1950.  The President and specified cabinet members can now find need to commandeer the private market of any product or service, in time of war and also in peacetime.

Hollow point bullet volume purchases - Summer 2012, made by the Social Security Administration (174,000 rounds), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (46,000 rounds), and the Department of Homeland Security (750,000 rounds), plus an additional 750,000 rounds of other types of bullets for DHS.  Enough to put 5 flesh-shredding rounds into the bodies of every living American.

"Rosebud" interview - Maybe a hoax, maybe not, I don't know.  Anonymous DHS employee claims to have seen evidence of a planned crackdown on the American people, enforcing gun confiscation if voluntary surrender doesn't work, detention camps, etc. simultaneous with the economic collapse of America and the dollar.

DHS Vehicle close-up
Same DHS vehicle showing deployment area ID.
At rear: "Special Response Team"

DHS Vehicle - These two photographs of a DHS armored vechicle being deployed in California are genuine.  They have not been photoshopped.  Note the logo, deployment area, and purpose of the vehicle ("Special Response Team").  This is obviously not intended to pull over pickup truckloads of illegals on back roads.  At the current time, I cannot reveal the sources of these photos. 





Tags: DHS, Rosebud, Hollow point bullets, Executive Order 13629, Executive Order 13603, DHS riot control vehicle.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Forward To Dictatorship?


h/t BigFurHat at I Own The World.

An interesting article was posted at the blog, "ClashDaily.com" yesterday, titled, "'Supposed' DHS Insider Spells Out Obama's Plan to Grab Guns and Other Rights".  It is a partial reposting of an interview transcript posted at CanadaFreePress.com, that recorded an alleged conversation between the author, Doug Hagmann, and an anonymous source inside of the Department of Homeland Security identified only as "Rosebud".  Rosebud claims to have seen and heard firsthand and secondhand information of plans for America to be transformed into Hitler's Germany.  Barack Obama the President turns into Barack Obama the Dictator.

I have no idea whether this interview and the information it contains are credible or a big pile of horsepuckey.  You can decide that for yourself.  But I post the link to this interview above (and below) because as frightening as it is, it is even moreso when considered as a sequel to 5 previous posts I wrote about Obama's use of Executive Orders.

A series of four posts (12, 3, 4) examined Executive Order #13629, his creation of the "White House Homeland Security Partnership Council".  (For a quick overview you can read just the 3rd and 4th articles).  One of the purposes of this Council was to "advise and confer with State, local, tribal, and territorial stakeholders and agencies interested in expanding or building local homeland security partnerships", and I made the following observations:
  1. Everything and everyone mentioned in this Executive Order is inside the Executive branch of government. There is NO outside accountability, approval, or guidance provided for.
  2. Addressing homeland security threats - no caps, no definition - is generally viewed as a law enforcement job, but this is nearly all-encompassing in its reach.
  3. The Steering Committee decides how broad the issues of their purview will be, and essentially handpicks the scouts and the recruits to address them.
  4. The broad sweep of this order casts a much wider net for groups "interested in expanding or building local homeland security partnerships", who want to "raise awareness of 'best practices' enforcing homeland security priorities (not threats);
  5. Contextually, keep in mind the odd transactions by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and DHS where they acquired over 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition, enough to put 5 rounds into the bodies of every living American.  
The 5th post, on Executive Order #13603, "Barack Obama's Quiet Consolidation of Power", wherein Obama changed the Defense Production Act of 1950 and expanded his authority over all commodities and commerce in the United States in both wartime and non-wartime.  My observations were:
  1. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was legislation. Obama's amendment is executive order.
  2. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was enacted because of the outbreak of war. Obama claims to be winding down America's involvement in war.
  3. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was focused on war-critical material such as steel and aluminum. Obama's order applies to "any material...in the civilian market."
Now, go read CanadaFreePress.com's interview transcript

Tags: BigFurHat, I Own the World, Rosebud, DHS informant, Canadafreepress.com, Barack Obama, Executive Order 13629, Executive Order 13603, Gun Control, Criminalize gun ownership, White House Homeland Security Partnership Council, Defense Production Act of 1950.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!