It Is Just A Coincidence

It is just a coincidence that Feinstein decided to release her CIA assault on the day that Gruber testified.

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”

― Winston S. Churchill

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18 Responses to It Is Just A Coincidence

  1. Steve Case says:

    CBS News [comes on before Jeopardy in my neck of the woods] did report on the Gruber testimony. I told my wife, “Watch, this is going to be good, ” I was thinking of your post yesterday about, “Elijah Cummings Savages Gruber …” CBS didn’t show it. I should have known they wouldn’t I mean who can forget Dan Rather’s 2004 “60 Minutes” phony letter episode.

  2. DSC says:

    I read Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals from time to time – It helps remind me who these people are. It would be good for anyone confronting these people to be familiar with their thinking. It is not like ours. That was one thing that Reagan did as seen in his book ‘the notes’. He kept notes of what the wise people said as well as the evil.

    Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals

    Here is the complete list from Alinsky.

    * RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)
    * RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)
    * RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
    * RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)
    * RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)
    * RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)
    * RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)
    * RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)
    * RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)
    * RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)
    * RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)
    * RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

  3. philjourdan says:

    There are no coincidences in Politics.

  4. Pathway says:

    The Democrat party has the distinct odor of Treason.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I have tried comment here twice before. This is a test.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Actually D.C. has had that odor since 1913 when they gave the USA to the international banking interest.

      See the connection between the Fabians and the bankers HERE

      I found this on the internet and since the Fabians are the greatest danger to the USA, I thought it was useful to see what their objectives are and how well they have been met via their creeping socialism.

      These are the objectives of the Fabian Socialism

      1. Diminishing and then eliminating private ownership of property (p. 16) and all land (pg. 81, 191, 194). Point agency: the IRS, They accomplish this through the property taxes, inheritance taxes, subsidies, grants, trust and so-call sustainable development, police led property confiscation).

      2. Government ownership or control of industry (p.191). They accomplish this through bailouts, stimulus funds, regulations, licenses, permits, and reduction of small business.

      3. Government control of labor (p 191). They accomplish this through mandatory social security number to work, the incoming REAL-ID, mandatory taxes for the “privilege of working”; unemployment tax, FICA tax, Medicare tax. Public service unions, government agencies competing directly against private enterprise.

      4. Government control of communications (p. 191). Point agency: the FCC. They accomplish this with their control of the postal offices including closures to punish Redoubt towns, National Defense Authorization act, NSA spying, on land lines, cell phones, computers and all Internet traffic. Postal, phone and Internet kill switches. Now cell phone kill switches.

      5. Government ownership or control of transportation (p.191). Point agency: Transportation Security Agency (TSA). They accomplish this through unconstitutional DUI and immigrant traffic stops; Constitution free zones (100 miles from border). Ticketing automatic police scanners on all patrol cars, red light cameras. Forcing public transportation, forcing energy price controls and limits. Coming soon TSA stops at malls, movie theaters, freeways and public transportation.

      6. Government ownership or control of all banks. (p. 195). Point agency: the Federal Reserve Bank. They accomplish this through bailouts, bank dependency on Federal Reserve, loans, caps on trade, bailouts, FDIC requirements, regulations such as mortgage loan requirements.

      7. Government ownership or control of insurance. (p. 42) They accomplish this through Obama care, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, requirements for vehicle, business, and now personal health insurance (Obama care).

      8. Gaining economic control national and then expanding it internationally. (p 170, 173). They accomplish this through price-fixing, manipulation of gold and silver markets, quotes, World Bank, IMF, Wall Street regulations.

      9. Diminish the family. (p. 183, 245). They accomplish this with easy divorce, contraception and abortion, Head Start, union staffed, government-funded pre-school, after school, food stamp programs (86% of people on assistance are single women). Social services, aggressive child services agencies; including taking children and placing them into “government” approved foster care system.

      11. Diminish religion. (pg 43) They accomplish this through removal of prayer and even the possibility of Creation from schools and religious symbols from the public square. All churches are forced to registers and can have their “tax exempt status revoked.” The work to make the religion of atheism the only allowed. Removing references to God and prayer from government meetings. Mandating that you must become a sinner to live in the United States (abortion mandate in Obama Care and taxes).

      12. Government control over the eduction of the populace. (p.75). Point agency: Department of Education. They accomplish this through Federal funding of public schools, union staffing of all public schools, making attending public eduction compulsory, Common Core mandating that a progressive agenda is taught, National Education Association, grants, government funding through loans of higher eduction, Regulations / Programs / Standards, medicated overcrowded prison like government schools.

    • Gail Combs says:

      What the page numbers are in reference to was not given but the internet helped:

      ….standard reference book on this subject is the Fabian Essays in Socialism which was originally published in 1889 but was reprinted by Doubleday in 1961. The seven writers who prepared these essays state in the introduction that they “are all Social Democrats”2 They then describe some of their ultimate goals……

      The essays are on line HERE (I strongly suggest at least skimming through the essays.) It is difficult to link to the objectives above because the page numbers are missing. The Preface to the American Edition, by H. G. Wilshire gives some but not all of the goals.

      Within the text the goals are not very clearly stated but you can see them if you read between the lines. For example 1. Diminishing and then eliminating private ownership of property (p. 16)
      Page 16 in Original Table of Contents refers to The Period of Anarchy.

      The Period of Anarchy.
      The result of the industrial revolution, with its dissolution of medievalism amid an impetuous reaction against the bureaucratic tyranny of the past, was to leave all the new elements of society in a state of unrestrained license. Individual liberty, in the sense of freedom privately to appropriate the means of production, reached its maximum at the commencement of the century… No sentimental regulations hindered the free employment of land and capital to the greatest possible pecuniary gain of the proprietors, however many lives of men, women and children were used up in the process

      So, yes I can see how that boils down to Diminishing ownership of property.

      Communication and Transportation:
      This essay is worth reading in it’s entirety.

      The appropriation of the planet has been powerfully aided by the developments of transport and communication in our time: indeed, it would have been impossible without them. The mere application of machinery to production could not have produced the economic results of to-day but for the shrinkage of the globe caused by railways and telegraphs. For it is through these inventions that the capitalist class has become cosmopolitan, has broken up old habits, destroyed local associations, spared nothing either beautiful or venerable where profit was concerned. It has assimilated the conditions of life in various lands, and has brought about a general uniformity which accounts for much of the ennui felt in modern life….

      We must now consider what the term “capitalist” is coming to signify. Had the term been used half a century ago it would have connoted a class, unscrupulous perhaps [71] in the main, with low aims, little culture, and less fine sympathy or imagination. It was nevertheless a socially useful class,…. But now the capitalist is fast becoming absolutely useless….

      The individualist devotees of laissez faire used to teach us that when restrictions were removed, free competition would settle everything. Prices would go down, and fill the “consumer” with joy unspeakable; the fittest would survive….

      For he [the indiviualist] must either submit to trusts or give up capitalists, in which latter case he becomes a Socialist. The answer of Socialism to the capitalist is that society can do without him, just as society now does without the slave-owner or feudal lord, both of whom were formerly regarded as necessary to the well-being and even the very existence of society….

      Actually the Author is incorrect. See E. M. Smith’s comment:


  5. stpaulchuck says:

    I believe that’s an Orwell Quote. Churchill probably just used it, and properly applied.

    • nielszoo says:

      I’d have to guess it’s been said in many different ways by many different people for many millennia. It’s kind of a fundamental truth in the animal kingdom.

  6. Latitude says:

    torture is so yesterday…..just drone them <irony

  7. darrylb says:

    Hey they even said that some were slammed against the wall. I remember when my high school principal used to do that, always seemed to be into a locker so the smash was very loud, followed by some distinct yelling.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Our principal used the ruler smacked across the hands in front of the whole class.

      Only took about one snack every couple of years or so to keep the high school kids in line. Now if a teacher or principal tried that he would likely end up dead or in prison.

  8. brokenyogi says:

    Using that Churchill quote to justify torture is pure bs. These men were our prisoners, and incapable of doing us harm. And at least 22 of them were completely innocent. Churchill was himself completely opposed to torturing prisoners. He completely backed the prosecution of those who used torture during WWII. So if you really want to invoke Churchill here, it would be in support of prosecuting those in our government who approved, ordered, and carried out these infamous deeds.

  9. rah says:

    Man I don’t know if it has anything to do with it but the border going into Windsor Canada was terrible at certain times Tues and Wed. Trucks backed up across the Ambassador bridge all the way through the US customs side onto I-75. Ridiculous! Sometimes when I have seen or been caught up in such crap I have thought that maybe the Mexican truck drivers are on to something. When things get too screwed up and stay that way to long they’re liable to react en mass by turning off their trucks getting out and walking away with the keys. It seems to get the message across to the authorities that they aren’t really the ones driving the train.

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