From RealClear Politics:
Van Jones: “We are going to build a progressive counterbalance to the tea party. Eighty percent of Americans agree with everything that you say on this show, but we have no voice. We know that jobs are more important, and this phony, made-up deficit stuff they talk about. We know that people who have done well in America should do well by America and start paying America back in the form of more fair taxes.
“People who benefited from the bailouts and from the tax breaks should start paying America back. They’re doing great.
“Everybody else is suffering. That is 80 percent of the majority. And we’re going to now have a voice.
“And you’re going to see an American fall, an American autumn, just like we saw the Arab spring. You can see it right now with these young people on Wall Street. Hold onto your hats. We’re going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and to rescue America’s middle class.”
I’ll tell you something – this guy thinks that he can call for rioting and looting and Americans will support his cause? This is the fastest way to move Americans away. This might be acceptable in England or Greece, but we don’t tolerate this kind of behavior in America.
For one thing, Americans have guns.
The battleground of class warfare has moved from the streets of yesteryear to the TV studio green room, the golf links or the seaside hotel retreat. And when we really do see street violence — looting in Britain or flash-mobbing in America — angry youths usually target high-end electronics stores and fashion outlets, not food markets or bookstores. They organize on social networks from their laptops and cell phones, not from soup kitchens, bread lines or dank basements. Victor Davis Hanson
H/t to my best friend in GA:
One afternoon last fall at Fort Benning, Ga., two model-size planes took off, climbed to 800 and 1,000 feet, and began criss-crossing the military base in search of an orange, green and blue tarp.
The automated, unpiloted planes worked on their own, with no human guidance, no hand on any control.
After 20 minutes, one of the aircraft, carrying a computer that processed images from an onboard camera, zeroed in on the tarp and contacted the second plane, which flew nearby and used its own sensors to examine the colorful object. Then one of the aircraft signaled to an unmanned car on the ground so it could take a final, close-up look.
This article raises all kinds of questions about the future of warfare and the security and privacy of Americans or any citizens whose government develops these robotic drones.
We use them on our Mexican border to monitor illegal drug trade and no one minds that. In fact, it’s a good idea in areas of man-power and safety, for instance. We’re using them in Pakistan and other middle eastern nations, with bombs on board.
But the idea that these robotic drones can work in packs and communicate to each other regarding targets to monitor, for instance American citizens, is frightening. It’s bad enough that we have closed circuit television on us at an increasingly high rate but this is even beyond that invasion. The scientific community is developing spy drones that are the size of insects. Gee that’s great – if we’re spying on Americas enemies but what if they are used to spy on citizens?
Or just as bad – what if a hostile foreign government uses them inside our borders, to spy on us?
What have we become when mocking people like this passes as entertainment? I’ll grant that this didn’t happen in America but there’s nothing to prevent it from happening here. Why this was ever allowed to be aired, it beyond me.
I feel dirty even posting this youtube vid, but I think there’s a larger message.
Obviously this poor lady has issues that need to be addressed and airing this on national television does not help her. The producers used extremely poor judgement.
I’ve always driven Fords or Mercs, but after this ObamaAutoBailout, it was a given that I’d never drive anything but Ford. I feel the same way this guys does: