reply to post by devildogUSMC
For the short term, I think it will have it's peaks and valleys. If you go to a political rally anytime in the near future, I would suggest you
think about your personal safety at all times.
If it gets alittle weird, be one of the first to get out of there. Don't leave in a panic. Just have the attitude that you were there for a bit but
now you have to leave for a meeting with a client about a sale. Something like that.
A number of states are in the process of drawing their line in the sand. Obama has already done so with his "Go for it" remark.
The heath care bill is supposed to begin receiving tax revenue in 6 months; that puts us in September. So by October 1st of this year, it will all be
so much more fun then it is right now. Plus, the election will be a month away.
In the mean time, watch for two big events.
One; At some point, the health care lawsuits are going to be on the US Supreme Courts desk. The Supreme Court will have three options. Not hear the
arguement; win Obama. Hear the arguement and rule that the states must pay; win Obama. Hear the arguement and rule states can opt out; win
At that point, we will know what the Supreme Court supports and we will see if the losing side will respect the Supreme Corts ruling.
If the losing side doesn't.........................who knows what happens next?
Meanwhile, we are all waiting to see if Obama will play his second hand and if so, which card that will be. Will it be Cap and Trade reform (take
from the rich, give to the poor), immigration reform (which will make millions of illegals legal and afford them the right to vote), or felon reform
(which will give millions of convicted felons the right to vote).
If Obama decides to play his next card and picks one of those above options, yep, there will be trouble.
How will it go? Will half the states leave the union proper? Will there be open warfare?
Way, way to early to make that call.
What you have now are knuckleheads from both parties acting like knuckleheads. Throwing bricks, firing guns, making idiotic phone calls, and on and
I'm not convinced that all the attacks against one side are being done by the other. I think both sides have nut jobs robbing their own house (so to
speak) to make the other side look bad.
This is a very dangerous tactic. I think both sides are trying to bait the other to do something totally insane.
So again, if your going to go to a political rally anytime soon, you better make sure your head and screwed on straight and tight. You might have to
use it while your there.
During the summer, I met an immigrent from the former Yugoslavia. She gave me some insight on what it's like to be an unarmed civilian caught up in
the middle of a war.
It's not like being a trained soldier traveling half way across the planet to tear up somebody else's nation.
She lost family members. She slept in the woods on the ground without a pillow or a blanket.
Every home in her neighborhood was raided and destroyed. People who didn't flee because they wanted to defend their property were executed.
Women were raped and gang raped. So were under age girls.
She said as a parent, if you were going to be captured, you had to decide if you should kill your own little girl to save her from being raped and
probably killed later.
She said the military doesn't train you to deal with going home to find your home destroyed and your family dead. Your family. Your home.
Your not off in some far away land. Your in your own country. And then your caught by UN troops and taken to a camp against your will. When you try
to escape the "camp" in your homeland, you quickly figure out your actually being held prisoner by foreign UN troops in your own country.
She went on and on but I am so far off thread now.....
But she did make a valid point about people who buy guns and ammo, store food and water, run to land in the country, or go so far as to build a
bunker. Her point was that its all useless when 20 soldiers show up with machine guns, gernades, and an armored vehicle. The war will be in the
country as much as it is in the city. And a trained soldier to find a bunker with its door "hidden" by bushes. They just blow the doors open with
a gernade, then pitch another gernade into your bunker. Game over.
So if you want to have a civil war or a revolution and you think your ready.........that gives you some idea of what it will REALLY be like.