In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


Sunday Open Thread || July 5, 2015

This is how we used to negotiate with our enemies . . .

Captain America

Hope you are enjoying the holiday!

46 thoughts on “Sunday Open Thread || July 5, 2015”

        1. Simply walk away and refuse to cover her stupid campaign. I’m trying to imagine the uproar if Ted Cruz or Scott Walker had done that. The entire press corp would have gone batpoop crazy.

    1. Thanks for the clip. I saw that late last night by SnarkEsq. A pathetic picture.
      However I just left Mass, and we sang, America the Beautiful before mass ended.
      Some one needs to mention that one of the beautiful things besides the landscape of our country is the Free Press.

    2. The GOP should use that photo to their advantage. It speaks volumes. Miss Piggy waddling down the street with the press corps in captivity. She will never allow them access, or answer questions. Welcome to the Soviet Union.

    3. The photos of the press being led by ropes was chilling and reminded one of descriptions of how African slaves were treated centuries ago.
      The only way that any American would allow themselves to be treated as slaves or cattle is that they believe there is no choice, that the ropers are their superiors and hold a threat to them.

      1. Each one of the reporters and their stations, should have made an example of her. Each one should have opened their program, news article with a picture of the reporter walking off!!!

      2. By having the press held back by ropes just shows how corrupt Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton are. Miss Piggy Hillary Clinton thinks she can just sail through into the Presidency. Apparently, someone has promised her the presidency and that the vote will be fraudulent, with dead people voting and voting machines turning Republican votes into democratic votes just like it was done for Obama. Miss Piggy can’t let the press near her, she doesn’t have honest answers to any questions, her guilt is showing each time she avoids the press. She wants to just sail through. She’s still an old 60’s hippie hating her country but taking everyone’s money for herself.

  1. This 4th may have passed but in a year comes the 240th. Will we have more “pledging mutual support” or we will have more ideologues hell bent on destroying us?
    And after the way the press let itself be treated by Hillary this weekend we sure as hell can’t count on it to inform the people of the danger among us.
    For what it’s worth, my Sunday column on the Declaration, the Founders, and Obama debasing it all.
    Happy day after the 4th all!

    1. As always a great article Geoff Caldwell.
      I am 53 years old. If this Mess would have happened years ago, I would not have been as afraid.
      In other words, I would have had my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to discuss the matters with.
      Now they are all gone, or are to old to upset them with the discussion.
      I do discuss it only if some family members bring it up.
      When they do however they are mad as ****, about what is going on.

      1. Next Sunday I expand on the grievances concept and how just 20 years ago we were seeing things that we thought so out of the norm that it would be laughed away in no time only to now be entrenched thought among millions of Americans.
        The university system being one of the worst. Just search “speech police on American campuses” and it’s as ridiculous as the Vox article MarjoJimbo just linked below.
        We have reached the point that silence is no longer an option.
        If we don’t speak up now, we will have doomed our children to a fate completely un-American.

    1. I couldn’t bring myself to read it entirely in detail but skimmed enough to realize that Dylan Matthews is beyond nuts, he is downright certifiable. To be spreading such B.S. rewrites of history within the context of leftist political correctness is as treasonous as Benedict Arnold.
      The fight is upon us, the battle presents. Let us hope there are enough with brains left to re-secure this country for the future.

    2. Thanks, Marjo. I read the entire thing. Interesting. It’s a speculative socialist fantasy. Now go back and click on the link to the author’s name to see who dreamed up this BS. ‘Nuff said.

    1. It reminds of last year when the U.S. ambassador to Israel “proudly” celebrated “gay pride” (click the link to see the photo):

      Gay pride flag hoisted above US embassy in Israel

      Published June 14, 2014

      TEL AVIV – The U.S. Embassy broke new ground and raised a few eyebrows by flying the rainbow-colored gay pride flag below the Stars and Stripes in a show of support for the city’s week long Gay Pride week, not to mention a rare example of tolerance in the wider Middle East.

      “Proudly flying the colors!” read a dual-language post on the Facebook page of U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro’s office. “For the first time in history, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the Pride flag together with our American flag. We are proud to join with the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo and its residents in celebrating LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual] Pride Week.”

      The Tel Aviv embassy gesture to the local gay community is not the first of its kind though. Last month, according to Spanish media reports, the gay pride flag flew over U.S. Ambassador James Costos’ official residence in Madrid, and last September, the flag was unfurled by Ambassador Theodore Sedgwick at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, in Slovakia.

      Reaction from outside of the gay community to the sight of the American flag being accompanied by the rainbow banner was mixed.

      “I see that it is OK to put up a gay pride flag over an embassy but not ok for military members to espouse their religious beliefs in God,” read a post on the Embassy’s page, attributed to Grant Hix Jones. “I am ashamed to see those flags side by side.”

      “How is this “gay pride flag” representative of all Americans?” wrote a poster named James Brown. “This flag needs to come down.”

      While most people posting messages on the embassy Facebook page expressed various shades of disapproval, on the other side of the debate there were those in favor of hoisting the gay flag, with “Way to go!” and “Proud” being among the posted comments.

      An embassy official told all the responses were appreciated.

      “We are glad to see our Facebook page utilized as a forum for free speech,” the official said.

      Shapiro announced late last month that the flag would fly above the building, noting “the United States’ strong support for the LGBT community at home and abroad.”


  2. I just read an article on
    regarding the reporters being corralled. There was at least an older man that was able to follow
    as he protested with a sign that read: “Benghazi”. The older man, whose sign had fake blood spattered on it, continually s shouted at Hilla.
    Before I pulled up the article I was going to ask a question: Were all the people in the parade route allowed to have their smart phones with them?

    1. I hope you get a chance to read down through this thread.

      We conservatives are continually being maligned by the democratic party and the controlled media.

      It just isn’t true.
      We didn’t create the situation we are in,….they did, and they continue to fan the flames.

  3. More news about Malia Obamas’s new BFF, the vulgar, no class, piece of trash Lena Dunham:

    Talk about a great summer gig! Malia Obama landed the dream internship of a lifetime this summer — working with Lena Dunham on the set of HBO’s hit series Girls.

    “She’s a fan, and she mentioned that to Lena [Dunham] when she came to the White House,” a source close to the production told Us Weekly. “I’m not sure how long she’ll be interning for. It’s a bit of a trial thing for her. They’ve known each other and discussed for a while. Lena and her get along great.”

    Malia, who turned 17 on Saturday, July 4, has already been spotted out and about in Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg, delivering coffeeCe for the cast and crew and helping to keep the public away from the set, according to TMZ.

    But despite her young age, this isn’t Malia’s first foray into the entertainment industry. Last summer, she worked as a production assistant for Halle Berry’s CBS show Extant.

    She also currently has an internship at a fashion house, a source told Us.

    Malia is set to graduate from private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., next year, and will be attending college the following fall. She was recently spotted checking out New York University, and has also toured Columbia University (her father’s alma mater), along with Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

    1. Here’s just a sample of some of the top comments on that US Magazine article:

      • Why a beautiful young lady looks up to Lena Dunham is beyond me.Her show and her book are vulgar.JMO.

      • she is disgusting!

      • That’s just the show i’d want my minor working on.

      • I’m not sure how HBO can hire minors for a TV-MA show. Girls is terribly inappropriate for a 16-17 year old girl!

      • I watch girls- and enjoy it, but it’s highly inappropriate for a teenager to be working on. I can’t believe the PRESIDENT doesn’t know that. I know they share the same political views but this is just terrible parenting.

      • What awful parenting to let a minor watch a show with all that sex and nudity. Disgusted.

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