After an incredible June, Mover Mike hit 2,000,000 page views. I have been blogging since 2004 and it is nice to see that more people are finding this blog. Sometimes, I have considered quitting, thinking why bother, no one reads me. However, conservative fiscally, Libertarian socially, this blog joins many others who don’t like the path the U.S. is on.
No longer can we discuss things rationally and heatedly. Now it seems the play book says to ignore the message, savage the messenger. We are seeing that currently with Trump and we read that Hillary hasn’t answered the press questions in two weeks. AND…more and more people are considering leaving the country.
Mexico”sends” their unemployed to the U.S.. How long will 93,000,000 unemployed and under employed wait to move south? How long will the drought stricken in the south west wait to move? What happens when the U.S. becomes like Greece and can’t feed the 43,000,000 on EBT?
Stay tuned, dear reader. I hope to cover it and provide some answers. Thanks for reading Mover Mike
Whatever you call our U.S. economic system, be it Crony Capitalism, Statism, Socialism, Fascism or just Tyranny and Totalitarianism, it definitely is not Capitalism. The government will seek more and more control over the economy and our lives. The rule of law isn’t applicable anymore. The Constitution is now just a piece of paper with Democrats trying to pass an amendment that would gut our freedom of speech. They have already tried to do away with our right to bear arms. The border is no longer protected. Just look at the flood of illegal aliens coming from Mexico and nations south.
In this position our government will seek an “out group.” This time it won’t be the Jews and God forbid the out group would be Islam. No this time it is the Tea Party and people who subscribe to the old values.
“I’m going to lay it out honestly for you, the Tea Party is as close as we’ve ever been to being permanently exiled to the political wilderness. We’ve always believed that no matter how they lied about us, smeared our leaders, or sabotaged our efforts, our righteous mission would overcome. We kept working and winning and the movement kept growing.”
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Richard Rahn writes of OPERATION CHOKE FREEDOM in the latest To The Point News edition.
If you were a political leader who wanted to control the population, but wanted to do it without using brute force, how would you do it?
The answer: control how individuals and businesses spend their money by controlling their bank and other financial accounts. The Obama administration has set up a program to do just that, called “Operation Choke Point.”
We’ve already seen this happen when legitimate businesses lose their banking support because of the products they sell or their views.
If the government can prevent you from spending your money on legal products and information services it does not like, it soon has control over much of your life. You might be thinking this could not happen in America, but it is.
Increasingly, businesses and individuals engaged in legal activities are having their banking relationships severed because people within the Obama administration and some politicians do not like the particular activity.
Wikipedia tells us that this operation is called Operation Choke Point. “A 2013 initiative of the United States Department of Justice which is investigating banks in the United States and the business they do with payment processors, payday lenders, and other businesses believed to be at higher risk for fraud. This operation is controversial in that it may be a method used by the United States Government to financially cripple politically unfavorable industries.”
Can you imagine what could happen if you unleashed the DOJ on Tea Party groups, or global warming “deniers”.
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Cable Box De-scramblers
Credit Card Schemes
Credit Repair Services
Debt Consolidation Scams
Get Rich Products
Mailing Lists/Personal Info
Money Transfer Networks
In what appears to be an unexpected victory for a conservative businessman who has made a point of bucking his own party, Republican Scott Wagner is presumed to have won a write-in campaign to defeat party nominee Ron Miller for an open seat in the (Pennsylvania) state Senate.The closely watched, hotly contested face-off ended in disappointment for the Republican mainstay and a first major victory for the tea party in York County.
RINOs should be nervous!
The Lexington Herald-Leader recently reported that U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader in the Senate, has decided to declare “war” on the conservatives who disagree with him.
He is specifically targeting the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), Heritage Action, Madison Project, and FreedomWorks in a misguided attempt to destroy the Tea Party.
Support an alternative: Matt Bevin
Bev and I saw “Anna Karenin” last night at the Laurelhurst. The book of the same name was serialized between 1873 to 1877 in Russia.Â Once again, as in “Hunger Games” and many others, we see the difference in life styles of the rich compared to the poor. In fact, Hannity just had a special titled Boomtown: Washington D.C.. There in D.C., we see the same lavish lifestyles, while the rest of the country is in a depression.
I got to wondering what makes a revolution, how many people must be involved for it to be a revolution. The recent revolution have been the American Revolution, The French Revolution, The Bolshevik Revolution, The Polish Revolution and all the Arab revolutions recently. Paid To Exist has some answers:
First, we need to define what it takes to create a Revolutionâ€¦
- It has to be something you care deeply about and would be willing to devote your life to.
- It should be something that will help other people.
- It should have a long term impact.
- It has to be remarkable; it has to be worth sharing and bigger than you.
- Working toward a revolution often involves the pursuit of being an ordinary radical.
- Your revolution must have a distinctive quality to it that is caused by you working in it. It wouldnâ€™t be the same if someone else did it. But it is definitely a collective movement created by similar values.
The necessary ingredients to every revolution:
- A revolution can be big or small. Whether youâ€™re trying to change the education system or change the way people look at folding underwear, what matters is that you are passionate about it.
- Rally your tribe. No revolution is a revolution without a group of people that share similar values. If you get really clear about your cause, you will easily be able to spot these people and make connections with them. Before long, you will likely not even need to seek them out. They will come to you.
- Tap into your outrage. Most revolutions involve some kind of outrage or anger. This is a good thing. Your anger can be a gift if you use it wisely and donâ€™t let it consume you. Use your outrage and your passion to fuel your action for change.
- The cause rules. Movement and direction of your revolution should be dictated by the demands of the cause. Guru worship or leader exaltation results in the cause becoming obscured. Avoid these things so the movement is centered on the mission, and not a single individual.
- Break down actionable steps. What change needs to be made and how will those changes best be accomplished? If the status quo needs to be interrupted, how will you deal with the resistance? Are you willing to stay true to your cause despite the protesters you will be faced with?
- Keep the end in mind. Itâ€™s easy to get side-tracked with things that might seem to benefit your mission, but are really just distractions. In order to be effective, you must learn to cultivate an unshakable focus on your ultimate aim. Triage ruthlessly. Anything that does directly or indirectly benefit your cause, is a weed suffocating and diluting your objective, and it must be pulled.
We have two movements in the U.S. right now; the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. According to Wikipedia:
“The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that advocates strict adherence to the United States Constitution, reducing U.S. government spending and taxes, and reduction of the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit. The movement is generally considered to be partly conservative, partly libertarian, and partly populist. The movement has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009
“The main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street are social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on governmentâ€”particularly from the financial services sector. The OWS slogan, We are the 99%, refers to income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. To achieve their goals, protesters act on consensus-based decisions made in general assemblies which emphasize direct action over petitioning authorities for redress.”
It seems to me we are close to Revolution in the U.S. We could broaden the income of the 99% by shrinking the role of the government politically. That would mean reining in the 1% by adhering to the Constitution by means of the Tea Party. Failure to shrink government and failure of the Tea Party will lead to a violent revolution by the 99%. Our fate and the fate of the America is in our hands.
Ted Cruz, an insurgent backed by the Tea Party, defeated the candidate favored by Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday in a runoff election for the Republican Senate nomination that revealed a wide rift in Texas between the party establishment and restless, anti-incumbent activists on the right.
With the come-from-behind victory, Mr. Cruz is heavily favored to win the Senate seat being vacated in November by Kay Bailey Hutchison and appears likely to become a star of the national conservative movement.
Mr. Cruz, 41, is the latest conservative rebel to bring down an established party leader, tapping into simmering anger and anti-incumbent frustration within the Republican ranks nationwide.
At one point early on, Ted Cruz was behind to the Republican establishment choice by 50 points!
Obama may be in deep s–t!
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