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By From page A8 | December 03, 2012

This is the third, and last, in a series of Daily Republic columns designed to help the Republican Party return to mainstream American values and to help improve the overall political climate of our country.

I’m not saying there are only three things wrong with the Republican Party, but if the Republicans could concentrate their self-improvement efforts in these three areas, we would all be much better off.

Two weeks ago, we studied their tenuous, bubble-based belief systems and I politely suggested using fact-based information as a basis for proposing policy. Last week, we examined their devoted embrace of plutocracy, government run by, and for the wealthy, to the detriment of all others. Today, we’ll delve deeper into the Republican view of our federal government, see where they derailed from conventional American principles, and try to bring them back on track.

In the beginning, our Founding Fathers enacted the Articles of Confederation, which organized our country into an assembly of independent states where each handled its own international affairs, created its own money, and provided for its own defense.

As you might imagine, this loose confederation functioned poorly, and the Founders found it necessary to create our current Constitution, forging a strong centralized federal government to oversee the states and protect American citizens. Federalists, those who support a strong central government, and Confederationists, those wanting a weak central government, have been arguing ever since; the Civil War and today’s childish secessionist movement leap to mind.

Overall, our American system of government has worked very well for the vast majority of our citizens for more than 200 years.

In 1860, a Republican, Abraham Lincoln, was president and the southern secessionists were Democrats. Today, the political party roles have reversed, with the South being a solid Republican red and a Federalist Democrat in the White House. Today, Republicans are pushing the “states rights” agenda and trying to hobble our federal government. The Republican position has devolved into the absolute absurdity of Grover Norquist’s “I’m not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub,” and his crippling, “no new taxes” pledge, signed by virtually every Republican in Congress. These simplistic slogans and sacred pinky-pledges only exacerbate the gridlock in Washington and raise our national debt.

Unfortunately, they continue to attract the attention and votes of those unwilling or unable to comprehend the complexities confronting Congress.

It sounds very “adult” to groan about “big government” and “over-regulation,” but often, when complainers are asked to be more specific, they disappear. The laws of this land all had some purpose when they were first proposed; which regulations should we eliminate and what would be the consequences? For example, Thursday’s Daily Republic letter to the editor specifically complained about “no burn day” regulations in Fairfield. We should weigh the good fireplace heat against the bad air pollution and decide if “no burn days” still make sense.

Of course, there are some silly rules, nonsensical laws and even government agencies whose time has passed. As good citizens, it is not only our duty to get rid of them, but more importantly, to understand the true purposes of those left standing. There is no need to drown our Constitution in a bathtub.

Last Tuesday, your Daily Republic printed an article about a few congressional Republicans renouncing Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge. Hopefully they’ve also decided to abandon their failed, nation-crushing goal of making Barrack Obama a one-term president. This new open-mindedness emerging on the right is refreshing.

Now, let’s see how they vote.

Mike Kirchubel grew up in Fairfield and is the author of “Vile Acts of Evil – Banking in America.” He can be reached at [email protected]

Mike Kirchubel


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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 5:57 am

    Nice Mike. What seems so simple for those of us on the "outside" is the Republican Party's worst nightmare. Their inability to recognize the current events AKA the 21st century and American thinking. They must step up to change their archaic beliefs and practices or they will become extinct.

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  • G-ManDecember 03, 2012 - 7:53 am

    Standard CD review "nice mike".."Sit mike..stay mike..go play mike...I will give Kirchubel credit though..when he started his writing career he had nothing...and today he has most of it left.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Well hello there Mr. G-Man and Happy Holidays Sir! SO nice you all are coming back out of hiding. Thank you for recognizing my first rate analysis of Mr. Kirchubel's column! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 8:14 am

    I am curious though. Did Mr. Chalk call you all together and that's why you have chosen to come back at the same time? After all, he has been carrying the torch for you folks since day one! Wow now it really does feel like Christmas! :)

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  • Tom ChalkDecember 03, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    CD: Not guilty! But it gladdens my heart to see my conservative colleagues hold forth on this board. Despite Mike's rather lengthy and somewhat grating victory lap here lately, it will only prove to be problematical to him down the road, because poking a stick into the proverbial hornet's nest is never a good idea. Or to borrow another metaphor, "Don't give the other team any locker room bulletin board material before the big game." I will say it again--I hope you progressive Obama acolytes are still bursting with pride in two years. But that kind of outcome is in grave doubt, at least to us non-believers.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    Good enough Mr. Chalk, I thought you might have summoned them up! :)

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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    OH! And by the way, I am very comfortable that things will be terrific in two years. I believe you said it best..."a win-win!"

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  • mike kirchubelDecember 04, 2012 - 9:44 am

    Tom, I'm guessing you either didn't read the articles or cannot understand them. I am giving the Republicans the "playbook" on purpose. I want them to be less idiotic and more in tune with 20th and 21st century America. We will all be better off.

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  • Tom ChalkDecember 04, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Mike: Understand this: "You Can't Always Get What You Want." (The Rolling Stones)

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  • You Can't Always Get What You WantDecember 04, 2012 - 7:33 pm


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  • But Sometimes U can Have it Your wayDecember 04, 2012 - 7:46 pm

    leaving me alone..in a cold world..where no one cares...about the sorrow and the pain... one has to bare...I did nothing wrong*****************http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnsRf3XLChY

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  • Well, wellDecember 03, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, Gary is back!

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  • G-ManDecember 03, 2012 - 11:17 am

    Right back at you and yours CD..My Thanksgiving..Crow was a bit dry...Don't know Chalk..Conservatives though CD are still everywhere...AS for me recognizing your fine review of Kirchubels piece..well it was hard...kinda like a review wearing a "hoodie"..ya know wha iam sayin?...Well CD I'll keep my word..no political comments from me...but can you tell me where I can find a Mao Jacket in a size #56 STOUT!!

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  • Well well.....December 03, 2012 - 11:46 am

    Gary I thought you and CD were into Asbestos Underwear, not Mao jackets.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Well, well I found those things a tad scratchy. And besides, there is no controlling the Irsih fire...:)

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  • Poetry corner....December 03, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    "Whom first we serve, whole woods of unctuous pine.......... Burn on thy Heap, and to thy glory shine;....... By thee protected, with our naked soles,..... Thro' flame unsinged we pass, and tread the kindled coals."........

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  • High level witches.....December 03, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Must stand and pass through the Holy Fire unscathed.

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  • Well, wellDecember 03, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    Ask me again what I want for Christmas....

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  • But even if your sins are as crimson.....December 03, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other. No other Savior but Jesus; no salvation if he is rejected; no other name or power to save from destruction, unless he is accepted.

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  • In tribute to asbestos underwear, CD and GaryDecember 05, 2012 - 8:42 pm


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  • Baby did a bad bad thingDecember 05, 2012 - 9:02 pm


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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 11:47 am

    G-Man seriously, I was in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving and we had a pretty terrific meal. Believe it or not, we were all talking about folks who cook and I was thinking of your wife cooking up something splendid, no lie! We had a real treat recently, we got to watch Martin Yan (he was right in front of me) at the SF Culinary School in SF and take a stir fry class. Friggin awesome!

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  • Well, wellDecember 04, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    Well then CD, you learned to Stir Fry and Dim Sum - I mean and then some!***********http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2012/02/san_franciscos_top_10_dim_sum.php

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  • Ha ha, that is so funny that.....December 04, 2012 - 7:09 pm

    I don't think I can tapas(top)that one! BUT Mr. Chalk (who is too tightly wound) will probably just Pupu this. For those of you in Rio Linda Pupus are Hawaiian appetizers, it is pronounced like Poo Poo. NSIKYN = No ____ I Kid You Not.

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  • jafDecember 03, 2012 - 6:25 am

    The differences between the liberals and the conservatives could not have been more apparent than in this last election. The libs want to "help" people with other people's money. The conservatives believe it is better if people try to help themselves with, perhaps, a little government help. The old adage of teaching a man to fish to help him get on his feet rather than giving the man a fish couldn't be more simple. Even school children understand this. If a teacher merely gives a student a passing grade to "help" that student move to the next grade, he/she hasn't really helped because the student will be lost in the next grade. Teach a child what is necessary to promote and that student will do fine in the next grade. I'm sure the liberals who read this won't understand it. Their minds are made up and no common sense will change their minds.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 03, 2012 - 6:57 am

    HA HA jaf! You believe Romney and the GOP ran their candidacy using common sense? Your party's myopic sense of reality is exactly what ruined their chances. Hilarious! Great way to start my day, thanks!

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  • VallejoanDecember 03, 2012 - 7:23 am

    jaf, I was with you right up to the last 2 sentences. Insults and ridiculous blanket statements only nullify your arguments. That said, I'm glad your initial statements were liberal/conservative and not Democrat/Republican. There is such in ideological divide as you describe among the people - not so much between the parties. At least, if Republican politicians really believe in the "teach a man to fish" philosophy, they have completely failed to either clearly state that or suggest plans to achieve it. Re the OT, one of the reasons our system of government has worked so well for over 200 years is because we've had opposing viewpoints on various issues switching leadership in government on a fairly regular basis. That keeps the pendulum from swinging too far in any direction. I'm glad the R's kept the House, if only to avoid having either party with control of both houses of Congress and the WH. The State of CA wasn't so lucky.

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  • rlw895December 03, 2012 - 11:17 pm

    Vallejoan: I was with you until the last bit. When a party has no moderates left, it should be out of power until it can attract them back. A party without moderates, but with enough power to obstruct, does just that. When that happens, the people need to hold the pendulum back. It would have happened around much more of the country if Republicans had not taken over so many statehouses and legislatures in 2010. They could, and often did, gerrymander congressional districts based on the 2010 census without shame or any form of accountability, just in time for the 2012 election. That didn’t happen in California because we now have an independent commission to set election districts. Did you know that if you add up all the votes for congress across the country, there were more Democratic votes than Republican? Yet the Republicans maintained a majority, albeit reduced by the loss of 8 seats. Gerrymandering explains why, in some states where Obama won, the congressional delegations went heavily Republican—Democrats took only 5 out of 18 seats in Pennsylvania and 4 out of 16 seats in Ohio, both states controlled by Republican legislatures and governors (and secretaries of state). The big advantage of one-party rule, when it happens, is that one party can be held accountable. With requirements like a 2/3 vote required to raise taxes (California) or a much-abused cloture rule (US Senate), one-party rule is difficult to achieve, even with majorities in both houses of congress and the holding the presidency. You just know that if the Republicans lost the House, they would have been even more egregious in there abuse of the cloture rule in the Senate. Moderates don’t do that kind of thing.

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  • So Michael.....December 03, 2012 - 7:36 am

    If you would be so kind, will you please compare and contrast Socialism vs. Progressive philosophies. OR are they same, same. QUICK MIKE THIS IS IMPORTANT. PS...I think I do not like you so much now. You know the Democrats are just as bad, practically as the Republicans. Are the Dems going to get rid of the Federal Reserve?

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  • mike kirchubelDecember 03, 2012 - 8:37 am

    STR, First thing you need to do is define socialism. For example, would you call auto insurance socialism? Socialism is more than just a Pavlovian bell that rings and makes you afraid of everything. The next thing you need to understand is that, while both parties work for the bankers and other large corporations, one is much more harmful to the average American. I'm guessing you never read that book that you keep recommending to everybody. If nothing else, start with the chapter on Lincoln and work your way forward to today. Check out everything to make sure it is true, and then tell me both parties are the same. The book spells out some very clear and very important differences between the two parties. Oh, one more thing, change the channel. I watch Fox every day, just to know what lies they are spewing today, but I balance that with the truth. You should too, just to know what others are saying.

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  • mike kirchubelDecember 03, 2012 - 8:42 am

    STR, also, this article, like the last two, is designed to help the Rpubs. I thought you would like that.

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  • Get thee to a meeting SinnerDecember 03, 2012 - 8:54 am

    Monday December 3, 2012 Solano Republican Women Federated 11 a.m., 625 Jackson St., Fairfield. Info: 864-0222........................................... Solano Tea Party Patriots 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Denny’s Restaurant, 260 Pittman Road, Cordelia. Speaker: Orlean Koehle, former teacher, author, and current president of Eagle Forum in Santa Rosa. She will speak on her new book, “Common Core, the Trojan Horse in our Educational System.” Info: Doris Robinson, 533-4359.

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  • mike kirchubelDecember 03, 2012 - 9:03 am

    i don't know if i could stomach any more anti-agenda 21 propaganda.

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  • RichDecember 03, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Great Mikey--then you go pay the confiscatory high taxes to support both a welfare state and a police state. You go apologize and surrender to the Taliban and the UN. You need to sell your nice home and go live down at the train station in your rabbit hutch apartment. And of course, your car isnt needed anymore as you are now a slave and ward of the uber-state and its dictates. You're going to regret what you stood for.

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  • rlw895December 04, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    This didn’t post properly yesterday. I’m trying again. Mike: See, I told you. You need to write a column about "government isn't the solution to the problem, government IS the problem." As long as people believe that without thinking about it, they will (a) not participate in government except to disempower it and (b) lose sight of the true value of government in a complex society. The fact is government, OUR government, is the only solution we have to many problems, and is our only protection against many ills, including the slide into plutocracy. Once the plutocrats take over, it’s no longer OUR government.

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  • rlw895December 03, 2012 - 11:51 pm

    Mike: I would add that Progressives are not hung up on labels. One can believe in socialistic programs and not be a "Socialist," which many Americans equate to "Communist" (maybe because the Communists often identify themselves as Socialists). That's why we don't get to use the word Socialism with common meaning anymore, and you have to ask for someone to define "Socialism" before you can have a meaningful discussion. I don't know what label I would use for myself, but if forced, I would choose Pragmatist. I want things to work, and advocate for things that I think will work, based on facts, not faith. Perhaps a more useful discussion about philosophy is to ask the question: Do you believe we are (or should be) a nation where our informal motto is "we're all in this together" or "it's every man for himself?" We just had a presidential election where that was the question, and the former answer won.

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  • Today Monday on.....December 03, 2012 - 9:03 am

    wwwinfowarscom...........On the Monday, December 3 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers end of the world hysteria, the impeding fiscal cliff, more accusations of maltreatment even rape at the TSA, and the establishment's effort to continue the legacy of Obama (who continued the legacy of Bush) by running current Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in 2016. Alex also talks with former Minnesota governor, television show host and author Jesse Ventura. Jesse talks about the rescheduling of his popular television show, Conspiracy Theory, and underhanded efforts to kill the show. Alex also takes your calls on today's worldwide broadcast.

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  • Rich GiddensDecember 03, 2012 - 11:05 am

    Its no longer left vs right, democrat vs republican--its now government vs the individual. Take a guess what side Mikey is on.

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  • rlw895December 03, 2012 - 11:33 pm

    Mike: See, I told you. You need to write a column about "government isn't the solution to the problem, government IS the problem." As long as people believe that without thinking about it, they will (a) not participate in government except to disempower it and (b) lose sight of the true value of government in a complex society. The fact is government, OUR government, is the only solution we have to many problems, and is our only protection against many ills, including the slide into plutocracy. Once the plutocrats take over, it's no longer OUR government.

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  • mike kirchubelDecember 04, 2012 - 9:58 am

    RLW, I originally had that R.R. quote in the article, but had to cut it due to word-number constraints. Grover's quote was sharper and fit the story-line better. R.R.s line is often - usually misquoted. He is refering to one specific time that, in his opinion, government was the problem, not always and forever. "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem..." Also, its hard to work-in references to Fairfield in articles where I'm talking about national or international issues.. "Big Picture" stuff. It makes for awkward, disjointed articles that don't flow smoothly and it uses up a lot of words that could be used to help support a point.

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  • Mike kirchubelDecember 04, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    Its no longer left vs. Right , its human vs. Zombie. Guess which side Rich is on.

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  • JonesyDecember 03, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    Kinda funny to see G-worm crawled out of his hole to re-affirm that he still enjoys reading Mikes "piece". Glad to see Mike can still get under your skin "G"(or is that membrane). Keep scratchin' "G". Still waiting for your victory lap, NOT...

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  • rlw895December 03, 2012 - 11:58 pm

    Yes, everyone is welcome here, as long as they stay on topic and provide something insightful, even if only a little bit. Pre-election razzing was out of hand, and it turns out, based on less insight than wishful thinking.

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  • JonesyDecember 04, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    Topical & insightful?!!!...That's asking a lot rlw...Hope you don't mind if I stray from time to time...

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  • rlw895December 04, 2012 - 11:47 pm

    I guess straying can be insightful, or vice versa...OK, as long as it's amusing then?

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  • Today Tuesday on....December 04, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    On the riveting Tuesday, December 4 transmission of the Alex Jones Show, Alex clarifies his call for a boycott of the NFL and NBC for airing anti-gun propaganda during Sunday's football game. He'll also break down the TSA's seeking of approval to conduct “security assessments” on U.S. highways, and their creation of a watch list for Americans who violate its policies. On today's broadcast, Alex also speaks with economist, film-maker, and television show host Max Keiser about the impending fiscal cliff and the continued slow-motion implosion of world markets. Also stopping by on today's show, Pastor Lindsey Williams.

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  • Check out this websiteDecember 04, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    ****************http://www.soundwaves2000.com/radio_liberty/.........I think the speaker at the Tea Party meetig last night said she would be speaking on this radio program soon.

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  • Buy this book....December 04, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order by by Michel Chossudovsky also Google Chossudovsky + Global Research.......from Amazon reviews.....Chossudosky does an enormous favors to us neophytes by decoding the neoclassical econo-babble. His brilliant deconstruction of IMF structural adjustment policies is worth the price of this book alone. But he goes beyond that. He shows how nations can be brought to their knees through currency devaluations and speculative attacks. The whole cynical process of creating the crisis then blaming it on the victims, i.e. the "Asian" Crisis which is in fact an American Crisis, or the excuse used to maintain Odious Debt on impoverished nations: "their corrupt leaders are to blame for the Odious Debt". Yes but those "corrupt" leaders were trained at American military bases (much like the 9/11 hijackers), and are killing us with American made weapons (thanks again Kissinger). Besides, everytimes Africans (or Latin Americans) try to put a reformer or socialist democrat in power, he develops a nasty habit of being assisinated........... This book will make you angry at how long and how often you've been lied to. Everything you thought you knew about economics will be tested as the Machiavellian machinations of international creditors, grain companies, and financial "investors" is revealed in page after riveting page. I also recommend Michael Hudson's Super Imperialism and Horowitz' Emerging Viruses. If it's not out of print then get The Merchants of Grain. Some publishing companies are refusing to publish some of these books because of their controvesial nature so get them before they're made "out of print".......The United States is a large part of Mystery Babylon in the Bible/Revelation and God will judge us all. "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

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  • Today Wednesday on....December 05, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    wwwinfowarscom........On the December 5 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex runs down the increasingly likely prospect of U.S. and NATO intervention in Syria as warships arrive off the Syrian coast and U.S. officialdom warns that the regime of Bashar Assad may use chemical weapons against CIA-supported mercenaries and al-Qaeda. He also continues his coverage of stepped-up attacks on the Second Amendment and the right of the American people to own and use firearms following comments made by Bob Costas and sports journalist Jason Whitlock. The phones will be wide open on today's worldwide broadcast.

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  • Evil of Biblical ProportionsDecember 05, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    How much sicker can people get? It seems like our world is becoming more sadistic and more cruel with each passing day. If you doubt this, just keep reading. Sadly, I could have easily included hundreds more examples just like these. Changes are happening to our society at a very deep and very fundamental level. Everywhere you look, hearts are growing colder and it seems like we are completely surrounded by psychopaths and sociopaths. But if all you do is listen to the mainstream media, you would be tempted to think that we are the smartest, most moral, most “enlightened” generation in all of human history. Unfortunately, that is most definitely not the case. Society is literally coming apart at the seams right in front of our eyes. “Normal” crimes are not enough for many criminals these days. Murders and rapes have become so common that often they barely get noticed by the newspapers, and so now many criminals seem to have the desire to make their crimes “twisted enough” to get noticed. In other instances, people are doing really twisted things because they are high on drugs or they are into the occult. Darkness is spreading, and we can see the evidence all around us. But until we admit how bad things have really gotten and that what we are doing right now is clearly not working, then we won’t be ready for a solution.******************http://www.infowars.com/20-shocking-examples-of-how-sadistic-and-cruel-people-have-become/******Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, no self control (Do What Thou Wilt is the Whole of the Law), fierce, despisers of those that are good.

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  • Today Thursday on....December 06, 2012 - 8:46 pm

    On the powerful Thursday, December 6 edition of Infowars Live, radio host Alex Jones dissolves the over-hyped rhetoric poured over the alleged Syrian chemical weapons threat being used to justify military intervention. He'll also break down the privacy violations perpetrated against the American people by drones already conducting domestic surveillance in non-restricted skies throughout the country. On today's show, Alex welcomes American economic trend forecaster and publisher of the Trends Journal Gerald Celente to discuss what steps should be taken in response to an imminent so-called fiscal cliff. We'll also break down other major news items and take your calls.

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  • "They Spy on all of us, all the time"December 06, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    BIG BROTHER IS HERE.....The technology Verizon is proposing to use already exists and has been adopted by other companies including Comcast, Microsoft (Kinnect), and Google. Indeed, Infowars broke the story over SIX YEARS AGO, warning that government and industry were set to use microphones and cameras, fitted as standard within set top boxes since their inception in the late 1990′s, to spy on millions of Americans. Detractors refused to believe it when we warned that Google was seeking to tap into microphones within laptops and PCs in order to target advertisements at users in their own homes, but now communications companies are openly announcing their intention to do so and rolling out products for that very purpose. Many of them are already in your homes........ We were considered crazy by some when we emphasized that the development would be too much of a good thing for both unscrupulous data mining corporations and the state itself not to take advantage of.......... However, revelations concerning the murky relationships that exist between companies like Google, AT&T and Comcast, and government spy agencies including the CIA and the NSA have served as stark exclamation points on our warnings............ Furthermore, civil rights attorneys have warned that recent secretive cybersecurity rulings under Obama, and extensions of the NSA’s remit to spy on Americans, could allow for government and even military oversight to become commonplace within communications companies............. Whistleblowers, such as William Binney, have warned that the NSA has virtually every US citizen under surveillance, with the ability to record all of their communications. The agency is building a monolithic heavily fortified $2 billion facility deep in the Utah desert to process and analyze all of the information............... The technology to carry out such surveillance is already fully operational within your homes, it is now merely being openly revealed by the industry............ Earlier this year, now former CIA director David Petraeus lauded the rise of new “smart” gadgets, decreeing that Americans are effectively bugging their own homes, saving US spy agencies a job when it identifies any “persons of interest”.......... Petraeus’ comments came in the same week that one of the biggest microchip companies in the world, ARM, unveiled new processors that are designed to give practically every household appliance an internet connection, in order that they can be remote controlled and operate in tandem with applications. ARM describes the concept as an “internet of things”...........AND BELIEVE ME IT IS LIKE LIVING IN A FISH BOWL - THEY SEE AND HEAR AND TAP EVERYTHING INCLUDING PLANTING BUGS AND TRACKING DEVICES IN YOUR VEHICLES --- VERY FUNNY EVIL PEOPLE

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  • Reference for aboveDecember 06, 2012 - 10:13 pm


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  • ? We can trust no one ?December 06, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    And here is the transcript that starts about 2m 20s into the video:........ SEN. RAND PAUL: I have yet another thought on how we can fix this. Why don't we let the Democrats pass whatever they want? If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise them, let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes, let the president sign it and then make them own the tax increase. And when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters, when people lose their jobs, they know which party to blame, the party of high taxes. Let's don't be the party of just almost as high taxes............. LARRY KUDLOW, CNBC: Some people have called that the doomsday scenario. Others have said, 'Look, it's a strategic retreat on the Republicans' behalf.' WWould you vote present for that in the Senate if that came up?....... RAND PAUL: Yes, I don't think we have to in the Senate. In the House, they have to because the Democrats don't have the majority. In the Senate, I'm happy not to filibuster it, and I will announce tonight on your show that I will work with Harry Reid to let him pass his big old tax hike with a simple majority if that's what Harry Reid wants, because then they will become the party of high taxes and they can own it.............. So here is RAND PAUL saying that he supports letting the Democrat leadership get just exactly what they want. And RAND is a Tea Party darling Republican? RAND's grand strategy is to let the Democrats look as bad as possible... and he believes the media will portray the Democrats as the ones who ruined the country?! And this is the strategy that libertarian and Tea Party minded Republicans voted for their Republican candidates to carry out when they got to Washington... to willingly give over to the Democrat leadership everything they want?!!!! And then hope the people and the media will wake up and place the blame on the Democrats... and what then? Vote all the Republicans in? Why in the hell would a voter do that?? The Republicans didn't even fight for what's right when they had the chance... how would we expect them to even know what's right if they were in charge? And what about the 4 years under Republican President Bush Jr when Republicans had control of both the House and the Senate... 2002 - 2006? Do you remember those times as all happy and joy-joy with unicorns carting Skittles? Or do you remember those times as the Orwellian ramp-up of the Police State that took freedoms away and empowered the Feds and Wall Street and launched undeclared wars against a strategy... terror? And RAND thinks the voters are going to reward these same Republicans because they let the Democrats sail us off that fiscal cliff??....... People... it's all a freakin' con. The lesser of two evils is evil. RAND just told you he wants to be the lesser of two evils. I'll let you run the math on this to figure out what that means. (Hint: IT'S STILL EVIL!!).......TIME TO BUY GUNS AND STOCK UP ON FOOD.....FORGET XMAS PRESENTS STOCK UP ON FOOD?

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  • Friday on InfowarsDecember 07, 2012 - 11:31 am

    ***********wwwinfowarscom.....On the Friday, December 7 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex runs down developing news stories, including moves against Syria as the USS Eisenhower arrives in the waters off the besieged Middle Eastern nation. It now looks certain Western-Arab military intervention against the Assad regime is due to begin shortly with the participation of the U.S., France, Britain, Turkey, Jordan and other anti-Assad Arab nations. Alex talks with Syrian Girl about the latest developments. Alex also talks with global warming skeptic Lord Christopher Monckton about his eviction from a United Nations climate change summit taking place in Qatar on Thursday. Alex also covers the latest surge in gun sales and takes your calls during today's worldwide broadcast.

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  • As far as the Obama inaugurationDecember 07, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Did anyone else notice the Illuminati ceremony, when Mr. Obama and Mr.Binden were caressing these crystal bowls with I think a map of the earth carved on them? I remember watching it on TV, as part of the first inauguration ceremonies.

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  • Solano County Republican Party Mtg.December 07, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    See*********www.solanorepublicans.org......or google Solano County Republican Party or Solano Republican Central Committee.....Registered Republicans are invited to the Central Committee meetings held the first Friday and third Wednesday of every month @ 7pm - 8:30 pm at 625 Jackson St. Fairfield (this is near Pepper Belly's, right off of West Texas). Members of the Central Committee are delegates to the State Conventions (held twice a year) and as such help to estatablish the state Republican party platform and endorse Federal, State and local Republican candidates. This Friday evening-tonight, I believe they will be discussing how the Central Committee will be reconstituted(seated) for the Jan 2013-Jan 2015 term. Lo and Behold of all the counties in CA, The Solano County Republican Central Committee was the only one to change the previous method of selecting the Republican Central Committee Members. Previously a person who wanted to be on the Republican Central Committee had to go to the Solano County Voter Registrars office "pull papers", get at least 20 signitures of registered Republicans in the district that they resided in, have their names appear on the election ballot (if enough people ran for the office, to make it contended) and be elected by the Republicans of Solano County. Prior to the Spring 2012 primaries, the current Chair of the Solano County Republican Central Committee sent a letter to the Solano County Registrar's office saying that the Republicans of Solano County would no longer participate in electing members via the traditional County wide ballot process, this effectively disenfranchised the Republicans of Solano county, and persons interested in being elected to the Central Committee. ?????? It appears that the Committee has gone maybe "country club" and unless a protest is made (apparently it is too late to fix this for the 2013 -2015 term), from now on whoever is currently on the Committee will play "King maker" and just appoint whoever is "in the club". This does totally disenfranchise enmass the Republicans of Solano County. Anyway maybe some fireworks at tonights meeting, or being that we are all so apathetic maybe not? All Republicans invited to attend tonights meeting @7pm @ 625 Jackson St. Fairfield CA.

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