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Douchebag of the Week – Oct. 19th

October 21st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Douchebag of the Week – Oct. 19th

For his past transgressions as an adulterer, for his ethics sanctions by the House in 1997, eighty-four ethics charges, for his notorious RINO stance on nearly everything, for his endorsement of Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 House race, Newt Gingrich wins the nefarious title of Douchebag of the Week!


Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich;

 

This award can be presented to many deserving individuals and groups I believe, and I am always open to suggestion concerning the next recipient! :twisted:


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Gingrich Warns of Conservative 3rd Party in 2012

April 4th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Gingrich Warns of Conservative 3rd Party in 2012

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warns that conservatives could leave the GOP and form a third party in 2012 if Republicans don’t do more to rein in government spending.

“If the Republicans can’t break out of being the right wing party of big government, then I think you would see a third party movement in 2012, Gingrich said during an address to students at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Gingrich attacked President Barack Obama’s “monstrosity of a budget,� but acknowledged that Republicans are also to blame for the huge increase in federal spending, CNN reported.

“Remember, everything Obama’s doing, Bush started last year,� he said.

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Gingrich Warns of Conservative 3rd Party in 2012

I was trying to get this going well over a year ago. I was told it wouldn’t work, I was told it would divide the Republican Party. Well folks, that’s the intent, either form a REAL and Conservative 3rd party or force the RNC to reinvent themselves as one. I tried my very best to get this Conservative 3rd party thing rolling way before the last election. I guess since my name isn’t Newt, no one was going to listen to me, I mean, what the hell do I know, I’m just a Domestic Terrorist Blogger and I have never called a shot 3 or 4 years down the road. :twisted:

Patrick Sperry over at Conservative Libertarian Outpost can site a number of instances where I have tried to get some political project going, or start a movement that I was told would surely fail, or was told that I had NO idea of what I was talking about, and in 1 particular instance I was told that I was crazy when I told folks that a certain U.S. Senator would retire from the Senate to come home and run for Governor. That was at least 6 years ago on a politics forum that Patrick and I used to frequent, and that Senator was Kay Bailey Hutchison. She is coming home to run for Governor in the next election.

This line got me here more than any in the entire story:

“Remember, everything Obama’s doing, Bush started last year,� he said.

“If you’re going to talk about big spending, the mistakes of the Bush administration last year are fully as bad as the mistakes of Obama’s first two, three months.�

Newt isn’t going to win any Bush Bot votes with that line, but it’s as true as anything that can be said. Bush may not be fully responsible for the shape that this nation is in, but it DID happen under his watch, all Obama and the Dems are doing is taking the Bush bailouts a lot further down the road. That would be the highway to hell I believe.

I have said it many times, the Republicans can’t get elected to the position of Dog Catcher if the Conservatives of this nation don’t support them, and I have seen NOTHING coming from the RNC to convince me that we need to support them. The RNC has done, and is doing, nothing different than they did under the last administration, other than making Michael ‘Yes, I am a RINO’ Steele their leader. That’s the only thing to change to date, and in my opinion, it can’t truly be viewed as a positive move. Steele bears more resemblance to a RINO than a fiscally conservative Republican.

Gingrich predicted that “fed up� Americans will instigate a “nationwide rebellion at the polls,� and said the increased government spending under Obama is “literally irrational.�

I have never been a huge Newt fan, but I have to say, his warning is right on the money, and if the RNC can’t get it done, then it’s time for a real, viable and electable 3rd party to emerge, and it might as well be a Conservative Party.


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Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America

March 30th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America

A sword of Damocles hangs over our heads. It is a real threat that has been all but ignored.

On Feb. 3, Iran launched a “communications satellite� into orbit. At this very moment, North Korea is threatening to do the same. The ability to launch an alleged communications satellite belies a far more frightening truth. A rocket that can carry a satellite into orbit also can drop a nuclear warhead over any location on the planet in less than 45 minutes.

Far too many timid or uninformed sources maintain that a single launch of a missile poses no true threat to the United States, given our retaliatory power.

A reality check is in order and must be discussed in response to such an absurd claim: In fact, one small nuclear weapon, delivered by an ICBM can destroy the United States by maximizing the effect of the resultant electromagnetic pulse upon detonation.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a byproduct of detonating an atomic bomb above the Earth’s atmosphere. When a nuclear weapon is detonated in space, the gamma rays emitted trigger a massive electrical disturbance in the upper atmosphere. Moving at the speed of light, this overload will short out all electrical equipment, power grids and delicate electronics on the Earth’s surface. In fact, it would take only one to three weapons exploding above the continental United States to wipe out our entire grid and transportation network. It might take years to recover from, if ever.

Full Story Here:
Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America

I don’t know if any of you saw this Sunday, I know I missed it, and am glad I found it. This was a favorite topic of mine in days past. The survival of the human race after a nuclear holocaust.

This is not science fiction. If you doubt this, spend a short amount of time skimming the Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack from April 2008. You will come away sobered.

To some degree, it is NOT science fiction, but no one knows, with ALL certainty, exactly what will happen to the areas of the earth not struck directly. EMP is one of the biggest fears, always has been. This next quoted paragraph IS science fiction, from back in the mid 1980′s, look at the review and see many similarities, a partial review of the novel War Day.

As well as the human cost, the war has left its mark on the economy and politics of the country. Due to the electromagnetic pulse from the first wave of bomb blasts, virtually all bank accounts, transactions, and other electronic assets—including those in Canada—simply vanish. Because of this, money undergoes a rapid deflation: the cost of a home is reduced to 800 gold dollars. In addition, electronic machinery and devices are rendered useless, which further limits the economy. SOURCE: War Day

I read this novel when it 1st appeared on the shelves. The very premise of this novel was so believable that it’s possible reality was terrifying. It appears that even today the basic idea is still there, and again, it’s ALL pure speculation regarding the actual results of a massive nuclear exchange and the subsequent radiation and EMP damage, and I hope we never have to put any of this to the test.

I don’t really believe that a single nuke could destroy our electronic infrastructure, but it is a fascinating possibility, not what I would call a probability, but a possibility nonetheless. I would personally be more inclined to think that it would take a multiple warhead burst, spread over the entire land mass of this nation to bring about a full EMP disruption, and even then, many systems are so well grounded, I just don’t know, this goes far beyond my field of expertise. But again, we’ve never experienced such a tragedy, so, who knows…


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