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IS GOVERNMENT THE MUSCLE THAT SHUTS THE MOUTH?
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I am copying this from the editorial page of the Savannah Morning News yesterday, Saturday May 18.

Obama does Chicago

by John Kass

Dogged by scandal and with his press secretary presumably now curled up in the fetal position and breathing into a brown paper bag, its obvious President Barack Obama is in need.
Our president must find his happy place again, away from irritating controversies.
Like Benghazi, where four Americans died and he stood before the United Nations and made a phony reference to a ridiculous video in order to save his politics at the expense of the truth.
And now it's known that his Internal Revenue Service was used to threaten conservative and tea party groups and quash political dissent,The IRS also leaked damaging information from secret files against his political enemies to the media, prompting some to call him President Barack Millhous Obama.
Another scandal, involving the Justice Department seizing reporter's phone records hoping to find administration leaks, is a chilling assault on the First Amendment that would have made Nixon or J. Edgar Hoover smile.
What Obama requires is another relaxing vacation. This time, the man needs a visit to Happy Land. So please take my hand, Mr. President, and we'll fly there, over these political storm clouds in Washington, to where things were just perfect.
Back home to Chicago, Grant Park, November 2008.
Can you remember the looks of genuine adoration in their eyes?
Some were so overcome they couldn't help but weep for joy. Others barely stopped their lips from twitching. Still others were wiggly with excitement, like puppies unable to keep still, and we know what puppies do when they're excited.
Many hugged and offered high-fives, or loudly clapped, or clinked glasses and gave each other profound smiles of satisfaction and joy. And that was just the journalists. Reporters flocked to him as if he was the gently forest faun, Mr. Tumnus straight out of the Narnia tales.
These days, Benghazi is no longer being viewed as some isolated artifact in a glass jar. The other scandals have joined it, and combine in organic fashion to produce a president on the defensive.
It is the Congress' job to investigate. Let them ask the IRS why it provided information damaging to tea party members and conservatives to investigative reporters at ProPublica.
Using the IRS to smother dissent and grabbing the phone records of the Associated Press isn't something a gentle Mr. Tumnus would do.
But it is something done by politicians from Chicago, where government is the muscle that shuts the mouth.

John Kass is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune


I thought this was worth the effort of sitting at my computer and copying for our regular readers on the Courier blog site.

We have a Chicago politician in the White House


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timeontarget commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 07:40 AM

Not sure just how much depth there is to all of this just yet.

It appears to me at least that we currently have in the Executive branch an administration which does not lead by reaching across the aisle but at the same time willingly uses intimidation to squash opposition.

Old time arm twisting and such.

Entrenchment of elected officials and loyalty to party first and nation later is what has brought us to the dismal state that we are currently in.

I believe I remember reading somewhere that before George Washington finished his two terms of office he warned of the corruption which threatened to come from party loyalty.

mountain commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 08:23 AM

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
― George Washington

mountain commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 08:36 AM

George Washington's warning about political parties.

"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty." — George Washington, September 19, 1796.

mountain commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 08:39 AM

Washington was correct on parties. But people tend to organize themselves in groups.

Right now, both political parties have sold out to special interest groups inimical to the the American People.

The Democrats in the recent past have presented themselves as the party of farmers and the working man and labor unions. They have instead become shanghaied by radical extremist groups - gays, PETA nuts, environmentalist wackos, communists, socialists and Aztlan freaks among others.

The Republicans in the recent past have represented themselves as the party of patriotism, pro-American interests, traditional values, and of free enterprise.
They have been taken over by extreme free-market capitalists,one-worlders and globalist corporate interests whose primary loyalties are not to America, but to profit at any price.

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 20:25 PM

The post at 08:36 am, reminds me of President Obama.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 05:41 AM

The post at 8:36 paints a very good picture of not only President Obama but I'm sad to say it also paints a pretty good picture of our entire congress and I mean both parties in the two houses of our legislative branch.

We from both sides must join together to resolve this mess lest all will be lost I'm afraid.

Mountain whoever you are (and that does not really matter) I thank you very much for your posts.

I knew I remembered that but I don't do research very well as I'm barley computer literate enough to participate on this medium.

Thanks to all of you who have posted comments on this here blog.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 06:49 AM

I'm barely computer literate

my mistake

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Thanks for sharing.I use to get really worked up over the comments on the blog but I've learned to read and move on. The current administration isn't doing anything diffrent than administration's of the past. The issues are magnified becuase of the dislike some people have for our current Commander in Chief. The majority of the nation is tired of the witch hunt and hate. The POTUS rating is at an all time high becuase we realize it's personal attacks.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 07:00 AM

"The majority of the nation is tired of the witch hunt and hate"

That statement I am in total agreement with.

Our Congress has virtually become dysfunctional and is mired in gridlock due to allegiance to party first and service to nation as a secondary matter.

sebekm, again I must thank you for your never ending contribution to the Courier blog site. I wish I could research like you do.

Again thanks to all who have contributed to this post. TOT

timeontarget commented on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 15:44 PM

I don't see anybody in Mob mode,

Actually it appears to me that while there is nothing to become celebrant about we are perhaps at a turning point or at least a point of discovery.

The jury is out for the present.

(it really does not matter who I am)

(it really does not matter who you are)

Ho Hum

Sheran commented on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 22:35 PM

We, who choose to remain anonymous, want allow you "Jimmy Darsey" to bully us! If your so called "buddies" of Coastal Courier keep supporting you, I'll stop buying the paper or supporting it in anyway. I REFUSE TO BE BULLIED AS AN ADULT. We have young people dying everyday from being bullied! Where does it end? If not with the adults.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:03 AM

The tact of attacking the person either known or anonymous by any who contribute to this site is in my opinion to the detriment of this medium.

I have lived here all of my life and the newspaper has always been a vital daily source of information to me.

I was taught at an early age to read the editorial page every day so that I would be an informed citizen.

The press and let me add and emphasize "the free press" has been traditionally known as the fourth estate of a democracy.

The fourth estate is in serious jeopardy in this information age.

The Coastal Courier is the official organ of Liberty County.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:18 AM

To be designated as the legal organ is important to the publisher as it is a guaranteed revenue stream and quite lucrative because of legal requirement to advertise foreclosures, meetings of various government agencies, divorce, adoption, name changes, articles of incorporation and so on.

With that designation and the benefit which comes from it on the revenue side also comes the responsibility to protect the people from libelous stories or incidents.

As the Courier has transitioned toward the electronic media with the implementation of this blog site, it needs to be more concerned with the behavior of those who participate here.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:29 AM

In Dr Carson's speech at the National Prayer breakfast he had much to say about political correctness and he concluded that PC has been a bad thing.

Carson also said that liberals "when they have nothing meaningful to say, simply attack" with derogatory comments directed toward the person with whom they are in disagreement.

Otherwise known as bullying.

To allow us to bully one another is ultimately to the detriment of this site, this community and finally the Newspaper itself.

It becomes akin to tabloid journalism.

Or even lower.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 07:49 AM

Not too long ago the person of the blog known as sebekm announced one day that he had taken all of the bullying he would take from another blogger known as Murrelet.

He announced his intent to wage a campaign to have her removed from this site and he followed through and accomplished just that.

I personally had admired her ability to write and convey her thoughts.

It just so happened that she and I had never crossed swords although politically we were virtual opposites.

I didn't really want to see her go tho I did want to see her clean up her act a bit.

JM you too are a gifted wordsmith however you enjoy the darker side of the art.

That turns me off and away.

In my opinion it serves to be to the detriment of this medium.

Numerous people who know you personally have told me the same thing.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 08:01 AM

The character or person of Timeontarget has endured a substantial amount of abuse at the hands of JM and so has sheran.

That is childish and meaningless.

Also detrimental to this medium.

Sebekm and Timeontarget have crossed swords as strongly as any two participants on this site and I imagine we will do so again.

Sebekm has yet to be rude or crude I think that TOT has been likewise.

If the crude and ugly commentary is allowed to continue I TOT will ultimately withdraw from participating on this site as have several others already.

There are many issues in this community which could be influenced by healthy and thorough discussion on this site.

We need to be more concerned with hometown issues as much is amiss in our City Halls and our County offices.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 08:04 AM

Sheran thank you sincerely.

I REFUSE TO BE BULLIED ALSO.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 06:22 AM

I recall a comment by sebekm some short time before Murelet was removed by the webmaster.

I can't quote it exactly but you stated that you were going to the webmaster to complain about her disparaging comments.

Shortly thereafter she/he (murelet) was removed by the webmaster.

It was somewhere about the time that you posted the blog

Make A Difference Be Part Of The Solution

sebekm, perhaps you did not but the end result was that she was removed shortly after you made that statement.

TOT has had more disparaging comments directed toward him than I care to tolerate.

I did not intend to pick a fight with you however I am sick and tired of Jimmy Darsey's utterly filthy and slime laced references.

It is an ugly distraction and I know people in general are turned off by it.

Have a good day.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 06:16 AM

I too feel like the site was indeed better off with her participation but not with her name calling/bullying.

Dr Carson said it best when he said liberals "When they have nothing meaningful to say resort to name calling"

The bulk of the decline of this great nation can be blamed on the parasitic liberals who have embraced all manner of UNGODLY behavior.

We have let the acceptance of progressive social issues destroy that what originally thrust this nation to the top of the world in a half century of existance.

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:44 AM

Paratism From Wikipedia

Paratism is a non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.

Parasites increase their fitness by exploiting hosts for resources necessary for their survival, e.g. food, water, heat, habatat, and transmission.

An example is the brood paratism practiced by many species of cuckoo and cowbird, which do not build nests of their own but rather deposit their eggs in nests of other species and abandon them there. The host behaves as a "babysitter" as they raise as their own.

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 07:10 AM

This country was established as a capitalistic society where we were all promised to have the right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Pursuit of happiness through individual efforts. Not a gift from a host government such as we have become through efforts of those of the liberal bent.

Most liberal minded folks that I have encountered are supported through various public funds such as teacher especially collage professors and those involved in higher education.

Others simply spend years on the dole in various non essential government positions.

All of the real created revenue which provides our treasury the means to finance the government comes from the private sector.

I can't recall ever knowing any self employed people who were of the liberal bent although I'm sure there are some.

Mostly I've found liberals to be involved in social work and public sector roles.

For these reasons the analogy seems appropriate to me.

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 08:24 AM

"Parasitism"

In my copying this I left out the "si"

Parasitism not Paratism

please excuse me

timeontarget commented on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:00 PM

Those blue color working individuals are the very ones who bear the burden of the payroll taxes which are extracted from the real workforce which sustains this country, even now after you and your kind have almost destroyed it.

Those folks which you acknowledge contempt for above are the very backbone of America.

Have a good day

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 06:39 AM

JM I did say that most liberals are akin to the likes of a parasite because most find employment in the public sector as opposed to joining the capitalistic sector which is where the real revenue comes from.

A parasite thrives on a host and the fruits of the labor of it's host.

Have you ever created a payroll without the revenue coming from some branch of government?

I suspect that you might be correct in your statement above.

Fortunately I am old enough that you are probably correct about the death bed. I take comfort in that.

However I feel sorry for our grandchildren both mine and yours.

You are virtually a socialist based on things you've said in the past.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 06:45 AM

This nation attained its greatness through capitalism and we are now witness to it's decline due to the progressive programs implemented through efforts of the liberal mindset.

I read recently that Vladimir Putin said, "President Obama and the Democratic party are either crazy or they want to destroy America".

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 06:54 AM

I think Putin said,

"Obama is either an idiot or he is purposely trying to destroy the American economy".

Have a good day.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 17:33 PM

"When we let the liberals kick God out of the front doors of the schools the Devil sneaked into the back door. The back door, was opened by liberals."*

*TOT's comment posted on sebekm's blog on Dec 15, 2012

Don't think TOT ever called ANYONE A MURDERER.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 15:46 PM

"When we let the liberals kick God out of the front doors of the schools the Devil sneaked into the back door. The back door, was opened by liberals."*

*TOT's comment posted on sebekm's blog on Dec 15, 2012

It certainly wasn't the conservatives who kicked the daily devotional out of our schools.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Jun 03, 2013 at 09:06 AM

If you concentrated on posting meaningful things on this blog as well as others you, me and the Courier blog site would all be better off.

I suspect most readers would like that better also.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 08:30 AM

I've never said or thought that I was nor even wanted to be "Lord over this domain" and likewise neither are you or for that matter none of the rest of those who contribute to this site.

Unfortunately you JM and I TOT are virtual polar opposites.

I like yourself am but one single voice on this site.

I will disagree with you but I will not attempt to drive you off of this site.

You like myself have a right to your opinion.

I am simply of the opinion that the bulk of the liberal agenda has resulted in the decline of our country.

Please read the column (an excellent one) published in today's print Courier authored by Mike Riddle.

Have a good day.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 07:01 AM

I have found that hispanics as well as other ethnicities are indeed hard working and quite productive.

Problem is most of them are undocumented and are working under the table so to speak.

Many native Americans both black and white have become lazy and feel entitled.

Too many social programs initiated by the liberal agenda has brought about a generation of people who are not self reliant and therefore are a drain on the rest of society.

Our country is virtually bankrupt both financially and morally.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:42 AM

JM to your post above at 10:57 am yesterday the short answer is no.

More on that later.

The second part of that post is simply ridiculous blather.

The third comment is in fact correct.

More on that later.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:49 AM

From Leonard Pitts column in todays Savannah paper.
"But the modern conservative movement starts out with overstatement and works its way up from there."

"An old political axiom says that you should never interfere while an opponent is busy destroying himself"

Republicans do in fact sometimes do that but so do Democrats.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:52 AM

The above fits you JM

Regarding the Newtown shootings.

You said TOT had called liberals murderers.

It never happened.

You then worked yourself up from there.

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:58 AM

"When we let the liberals kick God out of the front door of the schools the Devil sneaked into the back door, the liberals opened the back door."*

*TOT's comment posted on sebekm's blog Dec 15, 2012

I stand firmly by this statement

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 07:56 AM

JM I'm old school and glad I am that way.

I have a very busy day and weekend lined up so I'll have to get back to you sometime next week.

Have a good day.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 08:14 AM

I got the message and I thank you.

Haven't tried it yet.

I have a computer tech friend and I've asked her to come by when she can to help me get the hang of it.

Kind of looking forward to it although I am more appreciative of comments in the words of the one making the comment.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 07:36 AM

Still haven't tried to copy and paste.

My days are very busy in this time of the year, but I will get to it sooner or later.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 08:02 AM

Just attempted to do it but I could not.

I'll get some help later.

I found a good site on our founding Father's and their thoughts regarding prayer in public.

I might just print it and then copy myself but that will take more time than I can spare right now.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 16:15 PM

"Constitutional Law is another thing altogether".

By golly you are absolutely correct.

President Obama is apt to have trampled on the Constitution more than anyone with his executive orders before he leaves office.

And yes I know Dubya did also.

Both were wrong and our gridlocked congress is to blame.


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