Trading Advice: What Most People Don’t Realize About The Fed’s Superpowers

Bob Prechter’s Conquer The Crash reveals whether the Fed really can rescue the US economy
January 27, 2011

By Elliott Wave International

Since its creation in 1913, the primary intended role of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank has been that of protector. In theory, the central bank was bestowed with the power to shape monetary policy in a way that would keep both booms and busts in check. The two main tools at its disposal — interest rates and money creation — would provide a “ceiling of normalcy” above expansions AND a “net of safety” below contractions.

To this day, the financial mainstream holds great faith in the Fed’s ability to fulfill its save-the-day duties — as these recent news items make plain:

  • “Why Raising Fed Funds Rate Is Positive For Equities.” (Seeking Alpha)
  • “Fed’s Moves Lift All Asset Classes.” (Associated Press)
  • “US Stocks Erasing Losses: The aggressive moves of the Fed have been an important driver for the stabilization of stock prices.” (Bloomberg)

But of all the variables the Fed creators took into account, there’s one glaring factor they neglected to consider: Namely, it cannot force consumers to spend, creditors to lend, or businesses to borrow. The events of 2007-2009 “credit crunch” and the subsequent “Great Recession” made that obvious. Remember how the government was upset at banks for sitting on the bailout funds instead of lending them out to consumers? And consumers weren’t exactly lining up on the street to get a loan, either.

The Fed’s inability to change social mood is the central theme in Chapter 13 of EWI President Bob Prechter’s NY Times business bestseller book Conquer the Crash. There, Bob describes the Fed’s strategy of lowering the federal funds rate to stimulate spending to be as effective as “pushing on a string.” Writes Bob:

“The primary basis for today’s belief in perpetual prosperity and inflation with an occasional recession is what I call the ‘Potent Directors Fallacy.’ It is nearly impossible to find a treatise on macroeconomics today that does not assert or assume that the Federal Reserve Board has learned to control both our money and our economy. Many believe that it also possesses the immense power to manipulate the stock market. The very idea that it can do these things is false.”

And so begins one of the most groundbreaking studies into the very real INABILITY of the Fed to fell the great bears of economic declines, or to feed the great bulls of economic vigor.

The best part is, you can read Chapter 13 of Conquer the Crash in its entirety FREE via a Club EWI resource “You Can Survive And Prosper In A Deflationary Depression.” The free report also includes SEVEN other chapters of Conquer the Crash that shed equal light on some of the most misleading notions of mainstream economic wisdom.

Don’t stay in the dark. Read all 8 chapters today by joining the rapidly expanding free Club EWI community today. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Chapter 10: Money, Credit and the Federal Reserve Banking System
  • Chapter 13: Can the Fed Stop Deflation?
  • Chapter 23: What To Do With Your Pension Plan
  • Chapter 28: How to Identify a Safe Haven
  • Chapter 29: Calling in Loans and Paying off Debt
  • Chapter 30: What You Should Do If You Run a Business
  • Chapter 32: Should You Rely on Government to Protect You?
  • Chapter 33: A Short List of Imperative “Do’s” and Crucial “Don’ts”

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Video: The Reality Report #78: The Homeland becomes the Fatherland

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Synopsis: In the 78th edition of the Reality Report, Gary Franchi draws the direct parallels America shares with Hitler’s Germany and provides the solution to avoiding their terrible fate. We take a look at Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk where he discusses what a new found interest in the Constitution could mean for America. CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff tells us why the Chinese modeled their currency after the U.S. dollar. We also hear from the former U.S. military analyst who is responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg. He explains the recent war on whistle-blowers. Chris Mathews latest hypocrisy is revealed and Angie breaks down the news. As always we take a dip into the mailbag, reveal the results from last weeks viewer poll and brand a new Enemy of the State.

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Videos: Sunday Gun Porn!

Because there is a lack of stuff to really blog about, I figured it would be time to post some good old fashioned gun porn — and boy do I have a bunch to post!


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How a Simple Line Can Improve Your Trading Success

Elliott Wave International’s Jeffrey Kennedy explains many ways to use this basic tool
January 19, 2011

By Elliott Wave International

The following trading lesson has been adapted from Jeffrey Kennedy’s eBook, Trading the Line – 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. Now through February 7, you can download the 14-page eBook free. Learn more here.

“How to draw a trendline” is one of the first things people learn when they study technical analysis. Typically, they quickly move on to more advanced topics and too often discard this simplest of all technical tools.

Yet you’d be amazed at the value a simple line can offer when you analyze a market. As Jeffrey Kennedy, Elliott Wave International’s Chief Commodity Analyst, puts it:

“A trendline represents the psychology of the market, specifically, the psychology between the bulls and the bears. If the trendline slopes upward, the bulls are in control. If the trendline slopes downward, the bears are in control. Moreover, the actual angle or slope of a trendline can determine whether or not the market is extremely optimistic or extremely pessimistic.”

In other words, a trendline can help you identify the market’s trend. Consider this example in the price chart of Google.

That one trendline — drawn between the lows in 2004 and the lows in 2005 — provided support for a number of retracements over the next two years.

That’s pretty basic. But there are many more ways to draw trendlines. When a market is in a correction, you can draw a trendline and then draw a parallel line: in turn, these two parallel lines can create a channel that often “contains” the corrective price action. When price breaks out of this channel, there’s a good chance the correction is over and the main trend has resumed. Here’s an example in a chart of Soybeans. Notice how the upper trendline provided support for the subsequent move.

For more free trading lessons on trendlines, download Jeffrey Kennedy’s free 14-page eBook, Trading the Line – 5 Ways You Can Use Trendlines to Improve Your Trading Decisions. It explains the power of simple trendlines, how to draw them, and how to determine when the trend has actually changed. Download your free eBook.

They never let a crisis go to waste: Far leftist loon Carolyn McCarthy readies Gun Control Bill

Not that anyone saw this coming…. :roll:

One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday targeting the high-capacity ammunition the gunman used.

McCarthy ran for Congress after her husband was gunned down and her son seriously injured in a shooting in 1993 on a Long Island commuter train.

“My staff is working on looking at the different legislation fixes that we might be able to do and we might be able to introduce as early as tomorrow,” McCarthy told POLITICO in a Sunday afternoon phone interview.

Gun control activists cried it was time to reform weapons laws in the United States, almost immediately after a gunman killed six and injured 14 more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Arizona on Saturday.

Many said that people with a history of mental instability, like the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, should not be able to buy a gun — and no one should be able to buy stockpiles of ammunition used by the 22-year-old assailant.

McCarthy said she plans to confer with House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to see “if we can work something through” in the coming week.

McCarthy’s spokesman confirmed the legislation will target the high-capacity ammunition clips the Arizona gunman allegedly used in the shooting, but neither he or the congresswoman offered any further details.

“Again, we need to look at how this is going to work, to protect people, certainly citizens, and we have to look at what I can pass,” McCarthy said. “I don’t want to give the NRA – excuse the pun – the ammunition to come at me either.”

via Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill – Shira Toeplitz –

I understand her husband getting killed and he kids hurt in a shooting. But is it really necessary to impose her idiotic will on the American people?

Of course, unless something major changes; this bill will never, ever make it to the President’s desk. The Democrats tried this whole thing back during the Clinton era and ended up paying for it dearly during the elections. They fought this battle —- and ultimately lost.  So, I expect that this bill will be treated as such.

What will be interesting to note is whether the Conservative in Congress will stick to their principles ….or will they go the Neo-Conservative route and sell out their principles to the liberals, who want to strip our freedoms in the name of safety? Remember the only difference between a big Government liberal and a Big Government Conservative Neo-Con is the type and names of their special interest groups; there are others, but I do not want this article to be too long. 😉

What really needs to happen, is some freedom loving American needs to challenge Rep. Carolyn McCarthy at the ballot box, come election time. Because we just cannot allow these far-leftist loons to use a sad situation like this, to rob peace loving, and law abiding citizens of the United States of American of the freedoms that they hold dear.

It is a often used phrase among second amendment advocates, that “Gun Control is less about guns and more about Control.” This attempt by this far leftist loon proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

America is watching congress, act wisely; we voted you in — we can and will, vote you out.

Remember this come 2012.

Year End Stats of 2010 at

It is that time again. Time to take a look at what were the top postings of 2010.

It is important to remember that this was a down year for this blog. I just have not had the drive to post like I was back in 2009 and 2008. The mid-terms were a bit interesting, as was the passage of the health care bill. However, I just did not have that drive that I did back when I first started this blog.  I think it just has to do with the fact that my main reason for beginning to blog, that would be the Presidency of George W. Bush.  Not to mention the Bush Administration’s handling of the invasion and occupation  of Iraq.  Now that the Bush era is over, I really do not have a good reason to continue this; Yes, Obama’s White House is just as bad, if not worse. However, I just cannot muster the outrage towards the man, that many on my far right feel towards the man. Most of it, when one is really being honest is racially based. I mean, I do not remember the right being this hot and heavy against Bill Clinton. It was there, do not get me wrong — but I do not remember that this level.

Anyhow, I will still be around, I do not plan on going anywhere. I will not allow my political foes to win. I will stick around and continue to give you my feelings on things.

Having said all of that, here are the top postings and pages for 2010:

PAGE OR POST ——————————— Hits:

Home page 19,038

Considering the fact that I do no advertising on this blog at all. That is not a bad number. I really do not get linked here at all. I even had one so-called Conservative Blogger dump on me big time and basically toss me under the bus, because some of Michelle Malkin’s fanboys put the pressure on him. He knows who he is, and “You reap what you sow” I always say…

The rest…:

Hell Hath No Fury 13,665
The Tea Party Movement’s New Anthem? 10,535
Yes Please: Ron Paul says Wikileak the Fed! 5,401
UPDATED — Local News: Jennifer Petkov is a damned low-life scumball Facebook Pulls Page, read the update please. 5,004
Happy Thanksgiving! 3,821
Fatty this 3,164
September 11 – 8 Years later – Remembering Melissa C. Doi 2,303
The United States Marines is 234 years old today 2,045
BREAKING NEWS – 7.0 quake hits Haiti 1,850
About Me 1,747
One of most best de-motivators ever! 1,595
SEIU Thugs Beat Black Conservative Activist Update: New Footage Added 1,578
Beware of Gail Riplinger 1,390
On Rush Limbaugh’s Comments about Haiti 1,302
War Porn Video: Second Battalion Seventh Marines Fox Company in Zad, Afghanistan 1,175
Bleh…. Another Stupid Hot Conservative Women Meme 1,136
Justice: Maryland Cops who beat John McKenna will be FIRED! 1,076
UPDATE:Charles Foster Johnson extends his Blogger McCarthyism to me – Lord Chuckie responds and beclowns himself 1,068
UPDATED – Local News: FBI Raids Christian Militia-related group in MI, OH and IN 1,062
Two Words: Fuck Canada 1,056
Lies, Damned Lies and more Lies 997
Political Cartoons – Rev. Wright and Obama 989
Local News: Jennifer Petkov apologizes to family that she mocked 976
GUN OWNER ALERT!: EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Ammunition VICTORY! EPA BACKS DOWN! 849
Video: New Footage shows Haiti Earthquake as it happened 827
D’oh!: Fox News royally screws up and gets poked in the eye for it 818
UPDATED: Memo to Charles Johnson: What do you honestly expect? The Plot thickens! 793
UPDATEDBREAKING NEWS: Multiple bombs found on various planes coming from Yemen 733
UpdatedD’oh! – ACORN Slayer James O’Keefe busted for trying to tap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s phone – Conservatives react 729
Remembering Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941 672
Updated: Scum of the week: Roseanne Barr – Barr me? 660
You think it is bad now? Wait till the States start collapsing! 607
Update: Socialist liberals use Detroit attempted Terrorist attack to sound the horn to cut and run 596
UPDATED! — Unbelievable: Juan Williams FIRED from NPR, for speaking the truth Juan Williams responds! 573
Updated: From the Dept. of Socialist Democrat Reactionary Politics 556
The New York times whines about not having enough graphic war images 549
Jennifer Petkov, the gift that keeps on giving 548
18 Myths about Obamacare Debunked by Jane Hamsher 546
Video: Lock and Load Show: Accuracy International AW.308 534
Video: Finally: Sarah Palin gets confronted by real Americans Update: Palin Responds, Beclowns herself as usual 532
Gun Porn: CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom Review 523
Happy Resurrection Day 2010! 501
Glenn Beck interviews Sarah Palin 471
President Barack Obama and Fox News’s Bret Baier politely spar over Healthcare and Foreign Policy 449
Local News: The Kathleen Edward saga continues 446
WTF?!?!?!: I am all for being really happy at weddings, but…… 437
Updated: And so, it begins? 436
Political Cartoons – Corn Prices and BioFuels 417
Here we go again: Canada’s Human Rights Commission is going after another Blogger 416
Progressive Fat Assed Idiot Michael Moore says Capitialism is evil 415
BREAKING NEWS: Air Marshalls stop attempted ‘Shoe Bomber’ on flight from D.C. to Denver 413
Could this be the actual Birth Certificate of President Obama? Update: It’s Bogus 408
UPDATED: Anti-American Journalists embed with terrorists, get killed, and Liberals whine about it 406
FEMA Coffins Conspiracy theory debunked, By a Conspiracy Theorist Website 406
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What I HATE about this new Healthcare Bill 400
Babe of the Day 398
Babe of the Day: Melissa Satta 395
Hundreds show up on St Louis, Mo to protest thug actions of the Union 392
UPDATED: Photo of the Day 383
Why I totally reject the so-called “Warning” from David Wilkerson 382
The Glenn Beck Rally: A Massive Capitulation to the Black Race or a Massive Mormon Recruitment Scheme? 379
ACTION ALERT!: Sarah Palin HATE GROUP on facebook 372
Gun Porn: Army Chrome Glock 17 361
The Feckless Far-Right: Exhibit S for Stupidity 359
Guest Voice: A TIMELINE OF 20TH CENTURY APOSTASY by David Cloud 359
Keith Olbermann’s Sexist, Racist & Slanderous Segment on “Countdown” 352
No, I am not a god-damned Neo-Nazi 346
May I go on the record as saying that this here is straight up BULLCRAP? 344
BREAKING NEWS: Michael Yon arrested at Seattle airport 342
UPDATED! – Obama’s visit to Mumbai, India.: 34 warships, security up the wazoo and….. No Coconuts?!?!?! 338
Babe of the Day 336
Video: Jack Cafferty rips on Obama and Pelosi?!?! 332
America tries to help Haiti, gets accused of occupation 331
Somebody Please! Turn the Stupid Machine Off! 323
There goes Rand Paul’s chances of getting elected 322
Possibly the greatest political t-shirt ever made 322
American Furkan Dogan among the terrorists who attacked IDF 316
UPDATED: Black Racism in the Obama Administration: Exhibit A – Shirley Sherrod Sherrod resigns – Update: Video didn’t tell full story. 309
Google Says to China, ‘If you keep hacking our servers, We will leave China’ 306
Obama double talks on Iran 305
UPDATED: Gulp: This does not look good people 297
Contact Me 296
Liberal Buffoon Joy Behar Disses Home Schooled Children 295
Why do Conservative Republicans and Christians say stupid stuff like this? 294
Townhall questioner to President Obama: ‘I’m Exhausted Of Defending You’ 292
BREAKING NEWS: Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers Sentanced to 37 months in prison for bribe scandal 290
The Ed Brayton war is over, please. 289
UPDATED: Liberal “Comedy” insinuates that Glenn Beck should die 287
From the “WTF?!?!?!?” File 283
UPDATED: Memo to Fareed Zakaria: Overreact this you jackwad twit 282
The Classless Left: Exhibit JH for Jewish Hatred 282
Suspected Drug Dealer’s House gets raided, Liberals Angry 281
Editorial: Withdrawing support of Christine O’Donnell 281
Comment Policy 280
Uh-Oh: Looks like Christine O’Donnell is not what we might think 278
If Rachel Maddow does not retract this statement, she should be FIRED! 278
White Seattle Teen beaten by Asian and Black Teens 275
Awesome Video: Montage of Military Reunions 273
Video: The Day Obamacare Died 272
Oh My: America Rising? 270
One of the sad side effects of 9/11 and War, Military Crimes 266
Sweet: Lesbian Prison Gangs looking to get some of that LiLo Action 265
Video: Unhinged Black Democrat 264
Giggle of the Day 263
Norman Rockwell, A Coward? 262
Humor: South Park – You have zero friends 261
Andrew Sullivan, Trigg Palin, and Disabilities 260
Updated: Why was this man murdered? 256
Video: Bill Maher calls Republicans “A Deadly Enemy” 251
Video:Megyn Kelly and Kirsten Powers holler at each other over the New Black Panther Party 250
From the “WTF?!?!?!?” File: There are no words for this people 248
The Obligatory Conservative Babes in Mink Coats Posting 243
You tell me the difference between these two quotes 243
About that Stupid Ron Paul – Obama Poll 243
Why do Conservative Republicans say stupid stuff like this? 237
Answering Laurence Vance 237
Yes, Iran does hate us and they have reasons too 236
Cocaine use, in the White House? 235
Obama says, “Don’t ask no questions” 234
Obviously, I am in the wrong business 234
Republic vs Democracy 234
Is this man impersonating a Military Officer? 233
Navy Seals in trouble over supposedly punching a terrorist in the mouth 231
UPDATED: Interesting: Remember that Firebombing of Rep. Russ Carnahan’s office? Rep. Russ Carnahan admits it was Chris Powers that did the dirty! 228
About this Blog 228
A bit more on the Gun Scopes and Bible Verses 223
Humor: Growing Up Without a Cell Phone 222
Obama Poll numbers are slipping on Healthcare and other issues. 221
Germany is learning a lesson, that America will learn one day. 220
WHOA!: World’s Strongest Playmate? 220
Elvis and Michael Jackson found alive! 220
Here is a perfect reason why I will never vote Democrat again, ever 219
Glenn Beck launches The Blaze 218
Video: Black Leftist Attacks White Reporter Covering One Nation Rally 218
George Washington could not tell a lie, but Glenn Beck did 216
May we never forget: Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941 216
Canadian Premier comes to America for Heart Surgery 215
Bill O’Reilly interviews President George W. Bush 214
Sarah Palin can forget about ever being President, her kids are out of control 214
Video: No Guns for Negros 214
Hamilton Nolan – Liberal Asshole of the Week 214
Libtalker idiot Mike Malloy jumps the shark 212
UAW Local 2244: The Other Side of the Story 211
Military Scopes being sold by Michigan supplier have Holy Scriptures references on them, liberals horrified 209
The G.O.P’s “Pledge to America” is nothing more retread Neo-Conservative, Theocracy nonsense 209
UPDATED: The Classless Left: Exhibit D for Desperation – Liberal Bloggers say the idea is stupid 208
UPDATED: I know Michael Moore is an idiot, but this is Awesome 205
How come the media is not reporting this? — FBI links shooting at Marine Corps recruiting station to 2 others 204
On Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain: Let me ask one question 204
Steve Wynn on the State of America 203
Welcome to my world! – 60 Minutes Admits Unemployment is Actually 17%, 22% in California 201
Military Humor 200
Want further proof that Muslim’s ar 199
Police State: Seattle Cop Beats 15 year old Girl For being “Mouthy” 199
News from a Fundamentalist Christian perspective 198
Cartoons of the Day 197
Jeff Kuhner takes it to another level: Kill Julian Assange 197
Memo to Sarah Palin: Please, Shut up 197
Black Racism is not a myth 195
Smartest damn thing Keith Olbermann has ever said on twitter 193
It is official: Lisa Murkowski just wants to be spanked 193
Behold the Anti-White Anti-Conservative Bigotry of the Democratic Party 192
Updated: Did Obama knowingly allow Al-Qaeda Terrorists to attack the United States? New Info 189
Obama Says: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money” 189
Chris Matthews just jumped on Keith Olbermann on the Air! 188
Jon Stewart NUKES the Democrats, Obama and Coakley 188
Georgia Oyster bar owner not telling the truth about being a racist 187
Backup Blog 186
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr: Obama Trolls Disrepect the Flag of the United States of America 185
BREAKING NEWS: Van Jones Green Energy Czar for the Obama Administration has RESIGNED! 185
Sad News: Poland’s President and 88 Members of the Polish Government die in Plane Crash in Russia 185
Your Daily War Porn Video 185
Memo to Chris Matthews: Kudos, I Agree, and Thank You 183
Breaking News: Major Tanker Accident, Explosion, Overpass collapse 183
Updated: Pajama’s Media does a hit piece on Detroit – PJTV Allows racist comments on thier site 182
John Stossel takes on Liberal Propagandist Michael Moore 181
Lew Rockwell jumps the shark 181
WTF?: Starting to really wonder about Lew Rockwell’s Blog 181
Updated: Why I left the libertarian ranks: Exhibit A – Hatred of the United States Military 181
Why do Conservatives and Republicans Say and Write Stupid Stuff like this? 179
The Classless Left: Exhibit D for Death Wish 179
Updated: It is official, Keith Olbermann and MSNBC have gone off the cliff! 178
Oops: President Obama gets it wrong on the carpet 178
UPDATE: I think I could live on $15.50 an hour quite well 178
Video — Unreal: Former Oil Cleanup Worker says the clean up effort is all for show 177
Debbie Schlussel vs Pamela Geller 176
Oh.My.Gawd: Katie Couric gets her sex dance on 176
Cartoons of the Day 175
The Classless Left: Exhibit S for Stupid 174
Keith Olbermann’s Father Passes 173
Updated: President Obama tells Senator Kyl: I won’t secure border because then Republicans will have no reason to support “comprehensive immigration reform.” White House: Kyl’s full of crap 173
Babe of the Day 172
Sad News at Wizbang Blog 171

The top referrals of 2010:

There are many who link here and there are places that I submit my postings to, I thank everyone who has came, read and clicked an ad or two, it does help. 🙂

Referrer Views 8,718 3,792 2,105 1,315 1,192 1,134 1,089 880 753 736 602 587 575 520 488 463 415 404 401 389 336 294 289 284 275 274 265 259 251,356 238 238 222 218 Petkov 212 205 204 200 199 190 189

So there you have it, my referrers. Not all of them are friendly. But hey, that is politics, not everyone is going to agree with me. Even I know that. 🙂

Again, to those who still read here. Thank You so very much for your readership. Perhaps 2011 will be a more prosperous year for me. I will admit, this year, money-wise was not that great. I am still unemployed and prospects are not that great. I did survive, but, if it were not for my Christian parents, I would be so very screwed. 🙁 I do not say that for pity or anything — I say it, because it is true. This is my reality folks and I know some would rather mock than help —- They have their reward, as Jesus did say.

There is a common misconception that ALL Conservatives are filthy rich or something to that effect. If only it were true. I am most likely the poorest Conservative Christian Blogger on the planet. Not by choice, but by circumstance — sometimes stuff just happens. I do not wallow in pity though, as I could much, much worse off. I have a roof over my head and three square meals a day. I also have a warm bed to sleep in at night. I also know Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and I like to think that he is Lord over my life —- and that my friends, is ALL that matters! Everything else, is secondary. As long as you have Jesus in your heart, you are set for life. God never fails, and his word is settled in Heaven!

Some people ask why I even bother to continue this blog, even though 90% of the Conservative Blogging world has written me off. I will tell you why. Because as long as there are progressives out there that want to destroy our Conservative Christian values and want to impose on us a big centralized Government; liberty is threatened. As long as this is the case. I will be fighting this fight. Is it my “calling?” Eh, I do not know that to be a fact. But I do know that my blog does get read and that my opinion is being heard. Now, whether people like what I write and have to say, is another story. I do not claim to be the perfect “Conservative” and I am certainly not your average big Government liberal! I am just someone who saw wrong and decided to write against it. My politics have evolved much — but my commitment has remained the same — that is to be a uncompromising voice of reason in a world of political, religious and moral confusion. Which is what liberalism, whether political or religious, actually is. It is a Babylonian mentality. As Patriotic Americans, as Christians, we must stand up for what we know to be right. For that document called the Constitution. This is not a call to radicalism or violence, it is simply a call to be aware and watch.

Having said all that… Thank you and continue to read here in 2011. It will be a interesting year to watch!

-Charles Patrick Adkins


Jeff Kuhner takes it to another level: Kill Julian Assange

I figured someone in the Conservative media would say this sooner or later. I thought about it, but I really do not like the idea myself.

Jeff Kuhner at the Washington Times writes:

Julian Assange poses a clear and present danger to American national security. The WikiLeaks founder is more than a reckless provocateur. He is aiding and abetting terrorists in their war against America. The administration must take care of the problem – effectively and permanently.

The recent WikiLeaks document dump is the latest example of Mr. Assange’s dangerous behavior. His release of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables, many of them containing classified information, is a major blow to our foreign policy. The essence of diplomacy – especially that of a great power – is the ability to conduct negotiations and hold talks in secret. Foreign leaders will not be willing to engage in sensitive discussions with American emissaries if their words are going to be splashed across the front pages of the world’s newspapers. Officials in autocratic and Islamist states often risk their lives to cooperate with Washington, usually by providing vital information or advice. They now face a further disincentive to help us: The U.S. government can no longer guarantee the privacy and secrecy of their discussions.

American diplomacy has been crippled. So has our ability to conduct the war on terrorism. For example, the cables cache reveals that the United States is working closely with Yemen’s dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in launching drone strikes against local al Qaeda bases. Al Qaeda has spread to Yemen. Its insurgency is growing. Yemen risks becoming what Afghanistan was before Sept. 11, 2001: a vast sanctuary for jihadists. Mr. Saleh insists that Yemeni public opinion – insular, xenophobic and increasingly Islamic – will not support the U.S. military presence on domestic soil. Hence, he says the pretense must be maintained that Yemen is firing the missiles, not America. This pretense has been shattered – and with it, perhaps, a key ally in the struggle against al Qaeda. Mr. Assange is helping chase the American infidel out of Yemen’s desolate deserts.


The United States is paying a severe price for Mr. Obama’s negligence. This is the greatest diplomatic crisis since the late 1940s, when communist agents in the U.S. government provided atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. The world is witnessing the absurd, almost surreal spectacle of the American superpower standing helpless in the face of a lone hacker. Her diplomatic secrets are no longer safe; her allies and friends are being betrayed; and her cyber-enemies are free to roam with impunity. America is no longer feared or respected.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vows that he is looking into possible criminal charges against Mr. Assange. It is too late for tough talk. At this point, we are beyond indictments and courts. The damage has been done; people have died – and will die because of the actions of this puerile, self-absorbed narcissist. News reports say the WikiLeaks founder is hiding out in England. If that’s true, we should treat Mr. Assange the same way as other high-value terrorist targets: Kill him

Okay, here is the question that I feel the need to ask. Are we going to kill someone every time some whistle blower decides to speak out and expose some corruption in Government? Because if that is where we are headed, that is a slippery slope we can never recover from. Like anyone else, I am for open Government, I am also for seeing elected officials held accountable. However, if the United States Government and more importantly the United States Military is being put at risk, then by all means, arrest this guy and put him away.

I have no idea what Julian Assanges motivation is; whether it is conspiracy theory, politics or if he is just a pompous ass.  But the idea of KILLING someone, just because decide to release some confidential information is not something, as a Conservative; who believes in rule of law and not Governmental treachery, that I can support. Because once you unleash that monster onto the American and World Wide Community, it cannot be stopped.

I would think that Jeff Kuhner would be a bit smarter than that. However, when you are working for a paper that basically was a cheerleader for the Bush Administration during the lead up to and during the Iraqi Invasion, one can expect only so much.

Others: Reporters Sans Frontières, Hullabaloo, Harry’s Place, Guardian, New York Times, News: News blog and The New Republic

Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

Greetings to all the readers of Political Byline. However many there are of you left. 😉

I just wanted to wish everyone that happens to read this blog a very Happy Thanksgiving. 😀

It has, for many, including me, a very rough year. 🙁

The best advice I can give you, is to be grateful for what you do have. 🙂

Believe me, when I tell you this, we all could be much worse off. We still are a free Republic. We are in a dark time, but I still in believe in this Country of ours. We have weathered many a dark storm and we have come through; a little broken and bruised — but we have always managed to find our way back to the right path.  I do believe that is what will happen this time as well.

Because while money and fortune are nice; there is nothing like family.  I think it would be entirely appropriate to remember that there are some out there, that have no family, and will be spending the holiday alone. Keep those people in your prayers.

I also would to mention that we should all keep in our prayers, the many, many, many men and women serving in our Armed Forces around the World, who will not be home for Thanksgiving this year.  They deserve our best, and all of our prayers. May they come home soon and may God protect them during their tour of duty.

Last year, I gave a list of things that I am thankful for. I still feel that way. 🙂 Even more so this year. The Lord has blessed more than I can ever repay. Those are not just hollow words — those are the truth feelings of a man, who has been blessed beyond measure.

I leave you all with the words of President Ronald Reagan:

May you all be truly, truly blessed this Thanksgiving Holiday. 😀

In closing, I leave you with the TRUE message of Thanksgiving. Please, click here to read it.

Quote of the Day

“These men are NOT incompetent or stupid. If they were merely stupid, they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor.” That comment was made by James Forrestal concerning International Communism being promoted by our politicians in the early 1950’s. It isn’t being politically correct to refer to SOCIALISM as COMMUNISM, however, according to the Communist Manifesto the United States has already become a communist nation. If you have your little pocket size “CITIZENS RULE BOOK,” look on page 8, at the SUMMARY OF THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, which states “The Communist Manifesto represents a misguided philosophy, which teaches the citizens to give up their rights for the sake of the common good, but it always ends in a police state. This is called preventive justice. Control is the key concept.” In the September issue of NEWSWATCH Magazine titled “The Ten Planks That Are Destroying Our Country – COMMUNIST MANIFESTO.” The article warns us that Americans believe that Communism is dead, but Communism has just become more politically correct.


The Church was composed of benefactors who did not exercise authority but provided all the social welfare of the people through the perfect law of liberty by faith, hope and charity. That took real faith and doing, forgiveness and giving, sacrifice and love. Being a Christian was not as easy as modern Christians would like to believe.

Instead the modern church sends people to eat at the tables of those socialist benefactors who exercise authority one over the other which makes the word of God to none effect. They were warned that those tables served deceitful meats,[34] that they were a snare[35] and a trap.[36]

The religion practiced today is done at the government temples which provide for the needy of modern society. Those administrators are the priests of the people’s true religion and their government is the new Pharisees of the Coercive Church established by men. Their schemes of social security are formed like those of Herod and the Pharisees and again make the word of God to none effect. What they do on Sunday is just to ease their own conscience or tickle their ears with false hopes so they may give heed to fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.[37]

Christ meant His Church to set the table of the Lord through faith, hope and charity. To depend on the welfare of rulers was to again become entangled in the bondage of their world.[38] Christ came to open our eyes to the sin common in the history of men and to set us free if we will repent.[39]

As we see the unrighteous mammon failing,[40] it is time for the people and the ministers of their church to repent and seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness so that they will be suitable for more righteous habitations.


Please Note: I do not agree with all of the viewpoints presented in this video. Like the one that says A.D.H.D. is a myth. I’ve had A.D.H.D. for all my life. I know it is not a myth. However, there are some things in this video, that are not a myth and are legitimate viewpoints.  As always around here. I post and report and you decide.

Video: Charlton Heston speaks about A Torch With No Flame

I believe every American should watch this video….at least once.

I believe it is the duty of all liberty and freedom loving Americans to join this wonderful organization, if you are able.

So, Please…:

Because some rights are just not negotiable.

Please note: This was an totally unsolicited post. The NRA does not have a damned clue, who I even am. I do not belong to the organization….yet.  I do not make a dime off of your joining this wonderful and American organization. But I highly encourage you to join, because America needs people, like you I to stand up for what is rightly ours.

Happy Veterans Day!

To all Military, active and otherwise! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service.

I never served a day in my life in the armed forces. They will not take me, I do not have a high school diploma. I have learning disabilities and I never did finish high school.  Therefore I was ineligible.  However, I am eternally grateful for anyone who served in the Military in any capacity.

Here are some videos from a pretty cool new site:

and this:

Also, I want to give credit, where credit is due…

You did well Google, thank you for honoring our Nation's best.

Again, let me be clear — I never served a day in my live, ever. However, I know from whence our freedoms doth come. They do not come from the Government; they come from the Lord God above and they are bought and paid for, by the blood of brave soldiers, who have fought and died in battlefields in our own Country of old and in battlefields abroad….. and for that, they have my deepest respect.

How come the media is not reporting this? — FBI links shooting at Marine Corps recruiting station to 2 others

I do not expect the liberal owned and controlled media to report this; except maybe when someone dies and they celebrate it:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI said on Thursday that it has linked a shooting at a Marine Corps recruiting station in a Virginia suburb outside the U.S. capital to two other shootings at the Pentagon and a Marine Corps museum.

“A shooting at a military-related facility in Chantilly, Va., has been linked to two earlier shootings at similar facilities, laboratory tests show,” the FBI said in a statement, adding that it would not release more details.

Investigators believe a high-powered rifle was used to fire up to seven shots at the Pentagon, shattering two windows, on October 19. The FBI said it had linked that shooting to another two days earlier at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, in Triangle, Virginia, 36 miles south of Washington.

No one was injured in the shootings and the FBI said they “all involved shots fired into vacant parts of the buildings.”

The FBI said it was investigating, along with local authorities, and asked for help from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity at the three sites.

The Pentagon said it was tightening security for this weekend’s Marine Corps marathon in the wake of the shootings.

via FBI links shooting at recruiting center to 2 others – Yahoo! Finance.

This is awful, hopefully they catch this or these idiots. Now, unlike some bloggers; I will not speculate on political leanings or even if it is a Muslim terrorist or just some idiot whack job with a gun. Because stuff like this goes well beyond politics or even religious extremism. What matters here is that this….person, if you dare call him that, is using a gun to scare people and is targeting the Military. Now, I do not give a flying fark what your politics is; that my friends, is just damned wrong.

Here is hoping that they catch this so-of-a-bitch and put him behind bars….for good. I am all for Second Amendment rights, but I AM NOT for using guns, of any sort, for unlawful purposes!

Prayers for those in the area.

Others Covering this important story: Crime Scene, Michelle Malkin, and Patterico’s Pontifications

Police State? The Erik Scott Shooting

As you all know, as a Conservative, I believe in rule of law. However, I am keenly aware that Law Enforcement has been known to overstep its bounds at times.

This Series is extremely difficult to read, but I ask you to read it.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Vox Day writes at his blog:

One police officer commented: “Seems as if many here are not willing to give Law Enforcement the benefit of the doubt until the inquest is over. This saddens me as a Police Officer and retired Marine.”

No, we’re not. Because Law Enforcement doesn’t merit it anymore. Not all cops are murderers, thieves, and pedophiles, but most cops are willing to look the other way whenever their “brother” cops commit crimes. And that is why they fully merit the contempt in which they are now held by so many Americans. A badge is not a license to commit more crime than the average civilian, it is an indication that the police are to be held to a higher standard of behavior, not a lower one.


Erik Scott Memorial Blog

Bill Maher gets schooled on what a libertarian really is

Nothing like watching a self absorbed douche bag getting schooled by another self absorbed douche bag.

Via the Busters:


AMY HOLMES, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: In point of fact, Democrats did talk about healthcare endlessly. President Obama went out on the stump talking about, “Pass this bill, pass this bill.” Bill Clinton said once it was passed it would become popular. Bill Clinton now, he confesses that he made a mistake, that it has not become more popular.

BILL MAHER, HOST: It’s been kicked in for two days…

HOLMES: It’s become less popular, and here’s why.

MAHER: …and most of it doesn’t kick in till 2014. Could we wait till people see it before we can judge whether it’s popular?

HOLMES: You’re asking why…


MAHER: Please, sorry.

HOLMES: But you’re asking why Democrats are not campaigning on this. Because in the next 40 days with a bill that is hugely unpopular, it’s not good for their re-election process.

MAHER: It would be popular if they would talk about it. They could have, if they could stand up for what they believe they could have passed Medicare for all. That’s what they should have done. What they should have said is insurance companies have a million other things to insure. They insure your car and your house and if it rains and there’s a flood and an earthquake and Betty Grable’s legs and a million other things. They don’t need to also insure life. Life should be off the table.

HOLMES: They talked endlessly about it and their agenda was rejected by the American people, that’s a simple fact.

MAHER: Because they’re stupid.

This is where it gets good:

ANDREW BREITBART: So you’re, you’re officially not a Libertarian anymore, right? I mean, this position…

MAHER: Well..

BREITBART: …has run so far from the Libertarian position. Is this, so you admit that you have more of a, you know, European socialist leaning perspective on this issue?


BREITBART: Why is that funny?

MAHER: I’m, I’m not afraid, it’s not, I’m not afraid to say European socialism works.

No true-blue libertarian would ever say that, at all.

AllahPundit chimes in:
The funniest thing about this? I’m not sure Maher does know. He knows he’s more socialist than libertarian when it comes to health care, but as a general proposition about how he self-identifies, he seems hesitant when Breitbart puts it to him. That’s a testament, I think, to how intellectually attractive the libertarian brand is, ironically almost in inverse proportion to how successful it is at the polls. Democrats bristle at the “socialist” label but tell any Republican pol or pundit except Mike Huckabee that he’s a “libertarian” — especially in the year of the tea party — and he’s likely to agree, albeit with qualifiers. And why not? The brand means free markets, property rights, civil liberties, and most importantly for Maher, permissiveness towards drug use and sexual behavior. The Constitution + fun = crazy delicious. And because libertarianism tends to operate in popular debate as a critique of mainstream conservatism (even though, of course, economically it’s a much sharper critique of liberalism), it’s a useful way of endorsing certain elements of the GOP agenda without endorsing the entire rotten GOP brand, essentially shorthand for saying, “I like capitalism but I’m too thoughtful to be a Republican.” None of which is meant to impugn committed libertarians like the Reason crew, just guys like Maher who dig the label and the slight charge of dissident chic that it carries so much that they’re reluctant to part with it, even after they’ve (d)evolved into center-left Democrats.

True ‘dat! 😀

The difference is, that libertarians actually believe, unlike most Republicans, that big Government is actually a problem. Where most Republicans say that big Government is a problem, but in another breath praise big Government. (Hello Social Security!)

Video: REALITY REPORT #60 – Obama’s Iraq Bushism

In this edition of the Reality Report:

Gary Franchi points out Obama’s latest Iraq War Bushism and welcomes We Are Change Founder Luke Rudkowski to the show.

Nina breaks down the headlines including Homeowners Associations restricting Gadsden Flags, the Blogger Shakedown of Righthaven LLC, the recent Emergency Declaration in North Carolina that suspended the 2nd Amendment and how Blackwater Security used shell corporations to acquire tax payer money.

The viewers answer whether or not the World Trade Center was a Controlled demolition in the mailbag and keep watching to see the viewer pick for this week’s Enemy of the State.

Two Sites to check out: http://RealityReport.TV | |

…and now the video:

Video: RedState Update on “Murfreesboro vs. Muslims”

Redstate Update HQ

UPDATED: Memo to Fareed Zakaria: Overreact this you jackwad twit

Speaking of stupidity….

Via this Nimrod:

I do not minimize Al Qaeda’s intentions, which are barbaric. I question its capabilities. In every recent conflict, the United States has been right about the evil intentions of its adversaries but massively exaggerated their strength. In the 1980s, we thought the Soviet Union was expanding its power and influence when it was on the verge of economic and political bankruptcy. In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap…

Some 30,000 people are now employed exclusively to listen in on phone conversations and other communications in the United States. And yet no one in Army intelligence noticed that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had been making a series of strange threats at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he trained. The father of the Nigerian “Christmas bomber” reported his son’s radicalism to the U.S. Embassy. But that message never made its way to the right people in this vast security apparatus. The plot was foiled only by the bomber’s own incompetence and some alert passengers.

Such mistakes might be excusable. But the rise of this national-security state has entailed a vast expansion in the government’s powers that now touches every aspect of American life, even when seemingly unrelated to terrorism.

No, you nimrod, terrorist-supporting, idiot. We did not overreact. We had information that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. We acted on it. Yes, the intelligence was bad. So what? It happens. The truth is, once we weeded out the jack-wads, who did not know shit from shinola about running a fucking war; (Hello Rummy!) we were able to stabilize that Country and put leadership in there, that did not terrorize it’s own people.

So, yes, Iraq WAS worth it; and no we did NOT overreact.

Further more, once we break the back of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, it too will be worth it as well! People will die; that is the price you pay, when you fight a god-damned war. But in the end, when Afghanistan is free and clear of Al-Qaeda and their radical Muslim idiotic nonsense, it will be worth it.

I apologize in advance for the harsh tone of this posting. But I am about god-damned tired of these terrorist-appeasing, asshole, liberal retards telling me, that going to war against terrorists is not worth the god-damned hassle. Anytime, that the United States of America goes on the defensive, and also on the offensive, in the name of liberty and freedom, it is ALWAYS worth it! It was worth it in Germany, It was worth it in Japan, It was worth it in Korea, it was worth it in Grenada AND it was worth it in Iraq too, both god-damned times — and once the job is done in Afghanistan, it will be worth it there too.

So, on the behalf of all the Soldiers —- American and Coalition; both who died and especially those who came back in one piece and even those who did not — to Mr. Fareed Zakaria I say:


That is all…..

Update: I suppose that I should explain something here. The reason why this article provoked such a strong reaction out of me is this; I watched 9/11 unfold on TV. At the time I was a CNN watcher. All of it played out in front of me. I remember being paralyzed with fear, when the report came out, that there was a plane headed to the White House. Watching those buildings fall and seeing those images over and over and over; drove me into one of the worst depressions, that I have ever experienced. It, honestly, took me about 2 good years to get over that stuff. It took much prayer and some good old fashioned Bible reading to pull me out of that mess. Al-Qaeda caused that; and for that, I want them to pay, and pay dearly. Now you understand why it is, that I feel the way that I do.

Update #2: ….and of course, some terrorist supporting asshole links here; talking out his ass, as always. :roll:

REALITY REPORT #59 – DOJ Defines Constitutionalists as Terrorists

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Restore the Republic

The Feckless Far Christian Right: Exhibit GH for Gay Hatred

I hate to even place these buffoons in with the Christian Right for two reasons. For one, in the past; they have supported Democrats and For two; these idiots are beyond just your typical nutty far right wingers. They are just straight up hatemongers.


Via CNN:

(CNN) — A motorist fired pepper spray Saturday at a group of demonstrators and counter-protesters outside a funeral for a U.S. Marine in Omaha, Nebraska, police said.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) as members of a small Kansas church that protests at military funerals and counter-protesters stood nearly a block away from First United Methodist Church during services for Staff Sgt. Michael Bock, 26, who died August 13 in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

A man in a Ford-150 pickup truck drove by, extended his arm and sprayed with a large can, police said. His vehicle was stopped a few minutes later.

“Initial indications are he was probably targeting the Westboro Baptist Church” protesters, said officer Michael Pecha, a spokesman for Omaha police.

George Vogel, 62, who lives just north of Omaha, was booked for 16 counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony assault on a police officer for the pepper-spray exposure, police said. Vogel also faces one count of child neglect because his child was in the truck, Pecha told CNN.


Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of Westboro Baptist Church, said Omaha police did not adequately control roughly 30 counter-protesters, who she said jostled with church members. She also challenged Knudsen’s and Pecha’s account, saying a few Patriot Guard members were among the counter-protesters.

The group was about 1,000 feet from the church when the driver came by. “Of course it was directed at us,” Phelps-Roper, who is Fred Phelps’ daughter, said of the pepper spray.

None of the 16 Westboro members on the corner were affected because they raised signs to shield themselves or turned away, Phelps-Roper said. The group returned home shortly afterward.

Extra officers were on hand for any possible altercations, but there were only verbal exchanges before the truck drove up, police said.

They should be glad it was just mace. Because folks, they are jacking with our United States Military. They are militant haters who have, like the terrorists on 9/11, have hi-jacked a Religion to further their religion of hate. I am all for having a Religious opinion; I too believe that Homosexuality is a sin. But to protest the funerals of dead United States Soldiers? That my friends is an act of terrorism.

In the past, I have tried to at least explain these people and their thinking. No more. I am done trying to explain them. Baptist? Calvinist? Absolute Predestination? Meh. Screw them — They just haters, hiding behind theology. They are no different than Al-Qaeda; they are Terrorists, Christian Terrorists, who are using our first amendment for protection. Just like Revolution Muslim does; and the only thing that a true-blue, dyed in the wool terrorists understands —- is the end of gun. They are also Anti-American Zealots, who rail against everything that America stands for. They should be arrested on terrorism charges, that Church seized and sold and the funds given to families of dead United States Soldiers.

My Name is Patrick and I am the owner of this blog and I endorse this message. Because nothing is worse than stupid Christians and than is, Hate-mongering Stupid Christians. Terrorists they are; and they should be stopped.

President Obama, is there is one thing you COULD do right and that would be to end this group and end them now. America would be so much better off. However, If I know Shrimpy McWaffle like I do; he would rather have them around to use as a prop to campaign against the Right. Which is about par for the course for this President. However, to be fair, President Bush did excatly nothing about these idiots and I really do not expect President Obama to either. Cowardice in Government is such a tragic thing.


Remember that petition that I reported that the EPA was considering?

Well, the word spread rather quickly and the EPA acted accordingly. (H/T HotAir)

The News via NRA-ILA’s Blog:

Responding to a grassroots outcry from gun owners, the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has denied a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other radical groups that had sought to ban the use of lead in ammunition.

Agreeing with the position of the NRA and the firearms industry, the agency explained in a news release that it “does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).”  Further crushing the hopes of anti-gun and anti-hunting activists, the release added: “nor is the agency seeking such authority.”

“It’s outrageous that this petition even went this far,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director.  “We applaud the EPA for its understanding of the law and its common sense in this situation — both of which were totally missing in the petition filed by these extreme anti-gun and anti-hunting groups.”

Because the EPA has no power to regulate ammunition, it will not move ahead with a public comment period on the petition.  However, a comment period will remain open until September 15 on the other part of the petition, which asks EPA to ban the use of lead in fishing sinkers.

It is a victory and it is cause for celebration. However, we must always be on our toes for crazy stuff like this. Because liberals know no bounds and they will continue to pull stuff like this.

My thanks to the EPA for acting swiftly and rejecting such a ridiculous petition.