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Obama opponents up the ante

http://www.touregypt.net/images/touregypt/tutpics6.jpgI don’t know who Arnold Carl Tapp is, but I have somehow gotten onto his mailing list of right-wing meanness against Barack Obama. According to his latest, Obama opponents are ramping up the pres­sure against Obama ten-fold—instead of the million-man “Walk Like an Egyptian” march on Washington, DC, September 9, 2013 (where hardly anyone showed up), they are planning a 10-million man “Walk Like an Egyptian” march on Washington, DC! That’s an unprecedented size for a no-show event! Here’s Tapp’s text (color scheme from the original):

>>" WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN" <<<

THE BRAVE PEOPLE OF EGYPT GATHERED 33, 000,000 TO KICK OUT A PRESIDENT INSTALLED BY THE TREACHEROUS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN FAVOR OF A MORE LIBERAL & DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT, IN A MOVE KNOWN AS " ARAB  SPRING ".

AMERICA MUST JOIN THE SAME KIND OF PROTEST KNOWN AS
" OPERATION  AMERICAN  SPRING ", ALREADY ORGANIZED BY MANY HIGH RANKING , PATRIOTIC AMERICAN MILITARY OFFICERS . GENERAL PAUL VALLELY , COL . HARRY RILEY, AND  MANY OTHERS , JOINED BY ALL TEA PARTY GROUPS AND CITIZENS . " WE THE PEOPLE " MUST STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF OUR NATION , RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW , OUR CONSTITUTION AND OUR REPUBLIC .

JOIN THE TEN MILLION ( 10,000,000 ) MILITARY MAN MARCH ON WASHINGTON D.C. ( DISTRICT OF CORRUPTION ) . GOOGLE IT OR SEARCH FOR IT ONLINE . BE THERE IF YOU CAN .

The date for this non event is set for May 16, 2014. Hmmm, a more liberal president. I could go for that.

Media Matters blames government shutdown on birthers

photo of Ted CruzTed Cruz, Sarah Palin, and birther attorney Larry Klayman, addressed a group estimated at about 200 yesterday, followed by a march to the Capitol. Klayman reiterated his racist and bigoted views, saying:

[Obama’s] not the president of “we the people,” he’s a president of his people.

Media Matters for America observed that the abortive “Ride for the Constitution” trucker strike was also organized by a birther and concluded :

If anyone’s surprised that a proud and unapologetic birther (in 2013!) was front-and-center at a right-wing anti-Obama rally this week, or that the birther charade plays a central role in government shutdown activism, then they haven’t being paying close enough attention to the conservative movement in America.

Media Matters does agree with the birthers on one thing—the mainstream media is not covering the birther insurgency, calling it their “blind spot.”

Amidst the avalanche of news coverage and commentary about the shutdown, the birther strain that runs through important parts of the Republican Party remains essentially off limits for Beltway reporters and pundits. That’s a mistake. I’m not suggesting it’s the dominant story of the day or that it requires constant attention. (Or that birtherism afflicts Senate Republicans.) But it remains a pivotal flash point that provides crucial context for trying to understand the completely unprecedented nature of the current crisis and the mindset fostering it.

While not attributing birtherism to any Senate Republicans, Media Matters notes 8 Representatives who have made pro-birther remarks: Steve King, Mark Meadows, Ted Yoho, Steve Stockman, Jeff Duncan, Blake Farenthold, Richard Hudson, Vicky Hartzler.

I think Media Matters has a point. Anti-birthers routinely marginalize birthers, citing their 205 losses in court, and we gloat when Tea Party Conservatives in the House of Representatives backpedal on their birther-friendly comments. We would say: “you’ve accomplished nothing, and you never will.” Insofar as the birther goal of removing Obama from the White House, that’s a true statement, but I remember that there are millions of birthers. Their irrational hatred of Obama, which shows itself in crazy conspiracy theories, also shows itself in an irrational and self-destructive hatred of the Obama administration and everything it does. It seems that these Tea Party and birther types think that all it takes to govern is to say “no” and if they can’t get Obama out of the White House, they will tear down the White House and the government with it. They are at the most basic level anarchists, hell bent on the destruction of America.

Birther announces military coup

This is not a drill!!! This is not a joke or parody!!! This is real bat guano crazy!

Bobby Powell, yes the same Bobby Powell who organized the million-man “Walk Like an Egyptian” march September 9 to oust President Obama, which no one including Powell attended, has erased that boondoggle from the public awareness by putting forward something even more bizarre, “military coup in progress in Washington D.C. 9/10/2013.”

photo of Bobby PowellI have received information originating from a well-known former General at the Pentagon; everybody knows this guy’s name. This information comes to me second hand, but I consider the go-between to be very reliable.

The information that I have received so far is that five of the US Military’s highest-ranking Generals have met with Barack Obama and warned him that if he orders an attack on Syria he will be arrested and charged with Treason for attempting to provide aid and comfort to our enemies, namely the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front in Syria.

The generals reportedly punctuated that statement with a promise that if he is convicted of Treason, Barack Obama will find himself swinging at the end of a rope at Leavenworth.

This is so over top that I could just let it stand without comment, but I will, however, point out a couple of things for educational purposes.

First, the piece is an appeal to anonymous authority, which is worthless. We don’t know who this “well-known former general” is supposed to be, nor who the reliable go-between is. The “five generals” are also nameless. The meeting doesn’t have a date.

I find the piece insulting to the US Military, who are loyal to the Constitution and have a noble tradition of staying out of domestic politics. While Powell and his right-wing nut job cronies may want to turn the United States into Egypt, I see no such sentiment in our military leadership. The President of the United States can be impeached by the Congress and removed from office, but not tried for a crime while in office. The US Military does not arrest Presidents.

Photo of Anton LeVeyThe hate-filled Powell is a blight on the American landscape. A few Nut job blogs are picking it up—Godlike Productions, PP Simmons and Oppressed Sons.

OK, tell me. Do you think that Powell is going for an Anton LaVey look?

Antibirtherish

Composed in commemoration of the “Walk Like an Egyptian” million-person march on Washington, DC, September 9, 2013, with apologies to Hughes Mearns.

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a birther who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

A million strong were called to be,
The birthers waiting there for me
But when I looked around the Mall
I couldn’t see them there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door… (slam!)

Rallies, marches everywhere
Teem with birthers who aren’t there
They weren’t there again today.
Oh, how I wish they’d go away

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September 9 March on Washington

Taking back America

So today was the day of that big march of “freedom loving people” on Washington, DC, to take the government back from the rest of us freedom loving people. Some title the  march “Walk like an Egyptian,” a not-too-subtle reference to removing a government through popular uprising.

It’s all over the Internet…

Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association:

Dear Friends,
we need millions upon millions of American people to attend and march on Washington DC, September 9th, (peacefully,) look at what is happening right now in Egypt, millions and millions of Egyptians citizens are demonstrating peacefully & demanding their tyrannical government step down, they are doing it peacefully, WITH NO WEAPONS! , now the Egyptian military has sided with the people and has given the tyrannical government 48 hours to step down or the military will intervene,
we can do the same here, but we need millions and millions to stand up go to Washington , and have our military stand with we the people & the constitution once and for all !
Sincerely,
Chief Kessler

The Western Center for Journalism:

by Bobby Powell

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!
THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR PARODY!!! THIS IS REAL!!!

Ordinary citizens are not the only people up in arms over the tyrannical policies of the Obama administration. Members of law enforcement – Police Chiefs and municipal police, Sheriffs and their deputies, and State Troopers from around the country – plan to take a message of dissatisfaction to Washington D.C. on September 9th and redress their Congressmen with a list of grievances.

U.S. Patriot News.org

Walk Like the Egyptians: September 9, 2013 in DC by 1389 on July 9, 2013 in 1389 (blog admin), Barack Hussein Obama, Egypt The Conservative Speaker: March on DC – Sept. 9, 2013 (h/t: anyonebutbarry2012) [Following was Kessler’s letter cited above.]

March on DC September 9th 2012 Facebook page

March On Washington D.C. September 9th 2013.
We are NOT going to ask congress to Impeach Obama And HIS Administration,
We ARE going to DEMAND it!

The Facebook page organizer wrote about 2:30 PM:

I have walked from the monument to the white house down around the capital building and have not found anyone from the march yet but ran into a lot of good people.

Here’s the view of the National Mall from the Washington Monument at 3:48 PM.

Elevated view of National Mall from the Washington Monument

What if they held a revolution and nobody came?

How to start a movement:

Angry birthers storm state capitol

A mob of angry villagers with torches and pitchforks is scheduled to storm the state capitol in Atlanta tomorrow at 10:00 am. This rally is the brainchild of birther activist Carl Swensson of Rise Up America; it’s purpose: to demand that Georgia pass a “birther bill” (a law requiring states to get birth certificates from presidential candidates) even though Barack Obama has released his birth certificate already. Swensson says that the rally will be “loud” but “peaceful.” Capitol police have stated that the pitchforks will not be allowed on the capitol grounds.

It’s interesting that Swensson on his Pitchfork Conservative blog selects the pitchfork image from American Gothic rather than the image that came to my mind, as shown in the YouTube video above.

The depiction of Obama as Frankenstein’s monster has appeared before, and GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann characterized recent health care legislation as Obama’s “Frankenstein.”

According to Atlanta attorney Loren Collins, there were 12 angry villagers that showed up.

rally6

Photo courtesy of Loren and The Fogbow. Note that not all 12 participants appear in the photo.