Thursday, April 16, 2009

Single-Issue Extremist

Yep, the guys and gals down at Homeland Security must be watching me, because I'm one of those single-issue extremists that seem to be worrying them. I'm focused on the single issue of the Constitution.
Of course, if you consider the Bill of Rights as a separate entity (I do not, as that set of amendments were adopted as part of a deal to get the Constitution itself adopted), then I guess I'd be a two-issue extremist.

To quote:
The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues.
Of course, the report then goes on to ape the most paranoid fantasies of the Keith Olbermann set. After all, isn't it obvious that if the Left Fringe are violent, anti-social freaks, then the Right Fringe must be as well? Clearly all the things the Left Fringe (or Statists) have done / considered / fantasized must be the same things the Right Fringe are planning to do right now, right?

Just because Penn State thinks that returning veterans are out to harm professors doesn't make it so. Frankly if this weren't so dangerous, it would be laughable.

No doubt it's ludicrous, but it's also dangerous, given the resources of the folks who are lost in their fantasy of evil Americans desperate for revenge for their losses in November. Frankly, that was hardly even the straw that broke the camel's back, if you ask me. We've been trading freedom for a feeding frenzy at the public trough for decades now - with only a little pause under Reagan - all the while slouching toward Gomorrah.

I suppose that once one moves far enough to the Left, any normal person looks to be a Far Right radical kook. Of course, I may just be being too kind by looking for a rational explanation.

Don't tread on me, but don't think I'm out to get you - that would just be paranoid.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How 'bout them Seals?

As my boy gets set to start his Army hitch, it's nice to see some positive press for our men in uniform. The Seals did the Navy and the nation proud - shooting from one boat to another in the dark is no mean feat, and they pulled it off as if it were.

I will even give the president some praise for recognizing that he had to give the order to rescue our Merchant Marine Captain - or risk every US flag-flying craft in the vicinity of Somalia.

Now if we could just get enough common sense passed out to allow these crews to be armed, the pirates might have to find another occupation.

To the pirates I say it serves you right - he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword; especially when you take a swipe at American sailors.
If only the UN were able to learn, there might be a chance to end piracy in the Indian Ocean. Sadly, they're too busy trying to make sure we all freeze to death in the next couple decades to pay attention to what's going on in the world.