Viewpoints 2012: A year in review
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Viewpoints 2012: A year in review

Washington : DC : USA | Dec 31, 2012 at 7:13 PM PST
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As you're aware, I usually write the "year in review" pieces to mark the ending of one year and the beginning of another. I usually start it off with my opinions of the highlights, usually funny or sometimes silly, of what I think the important parts of the year were.

Such as this. When the year began, there was a lot of controversy and stress over the fact that the Mayan Calendar ended December 21. However, the sun still rose on December 22, because the world did not end.

I thought the timing was kind of interesting. As it happens, December 21 usually is the shortest day of the year for those who live above the equator. In a really metaphoric way, the world did end, but then it was reborn and will keep on growing lighter and lighter.

In other news, the Kardashians decided to go to war against all the Real Housewives and the Jersey Shore people; straight battles to the death. But, then, I woke up from that amazing dream. I'm still upset it was only a dream.

Of course, the big news was political this year.

This includes the battle of the primaries, where we saw Republican contenders do battle with each other, sometimes getting as nasty as if it were the regular election, mostly Obama just coasted.

But, because of poor planning and poor management on the side of the Republican nominee, Mr. Mitt Romney, a proven business and government leader who had a record of success after success not only in those worlds but in the religious world as well, was defeated.

Defeated by someone who has done everything he could to hide the fact that his parents and grandparents hate America and that his father was a known Communist, someone who had a mediocre government career before and someone who has initiated plans, thrown money at, pardoned or excused every decision he has made. Obama also has been guilty, in my humble opinion, of multiple crimes that could lead to impeachment and jail time, which would explain, at least to me, why he continued with Joe Biden, because he knew nobody would want him to be President.

But, perhaps, Obama chose with another thought it mind. If Congress did do the "unthinkable" and kick Obama out of office and put him in jail, Obama would no longer be thought of as the worst president in American hisotry.

One thing that came up strongly this year is the operation called "The Fast and the Furious." Basically, it involved smuggling guns to Mexican cartels, which resulted in the death of one US Border Patrolman. Obama excused everyone with the claim of "Executive Privelage."

That's about like what Mafia godfathers do when they ship things out to their cronies, things that might kill people and, most likely, would. They give plausible deniability to all those involved in order to keep them from investigation and keep their mouths shut.

Then, on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, a huge attack against the Embassy to Libya in Benghazi was launched. Almost in the middle, a party came forward and claimed it was in protest of a YouTube video about Muhammud. This is about the way most terrorist groups operate, claiming credit, but this party wasn't supposed to be a terror group as it was the Obama administration. That continued to be the spin until the facts came in.

First, the protection for the embassy was pulled back a day before the attack. You'd think that, if they'd received any intelligence that this might happen, they'd increase the protection. There were armed forces already ready to go, but they were told to stand down. There were SEALs in the city who radioed for help but were also told to stand down. They didn't and were killed. The ambassador was also killed, but the real trigger, for me, was a couple of weeks later.

The presidential debates had reached the second round, when all the rounds were moderated by known liberal and super-liberal media personalities, when Obama went on record, on the air, as stating that, the day after the Benghazi attack, he called it a "terror attack" and had the moderator confirm it to a stunned Mr. Romney.

As you know, I've made a bit of a study of deception and deceptive arts. This is what I call a "falsified confirmation," or a change of what was truly stated to what is desired to have stated at that time. A deceiver always will ask another, preferably a known ally, to confirm what was lied, and that other always will. Of course, the lie was found out soon after it was stated. He did, indeed, say it was a protest over a video that got out of control.

Again, I think that we were seeing the threads of a plot coming together so that Obama could appear to be the hero or something like that of a kidnapping attempt, but he was left holding the bag when the "victim" was, instead, killed.

But here's what is important. The Constitution defines treason as, among other things, "....Giving aid....to the enemy...."

By not putting our forces in there to stop the attack, and by not revealing what was originally known, Obama did give aid to the enemies of the United States of America.

Oh, but it doesn't end there.

When I wrote about this before, I had very little to say about politics in this regard.

Shortly before Christmas, in the town of Newtown Conneticut, a shooter entered Sandy Hill Elementary school and went on a killing spree, At the end, he killed 20 children, ages 6-7, and 6 adults. A few months earlier, a gunman entered a theater and began killing one after the other because he thought he was "The Joker" from the Batman franchise.

Here's where my jaw hit the floor. Instead of wanting to focus on the mental health of these individuals, every media outlet began spouting that gun control was what mattered. They wanted to take guns away, despite the fact that, shortly after Sandy Hook, a gunman entered a mall and opened fire. The reason he wasn't brought forward as further proof was because he was stopped by someone with a gun. Another went to a restaurant to blow his ex-girlfriend away, fired a couple of times and began pursuing the people into a nearby theater to kill them, but was stopped by and off-duty deputy who dropped him.

The question is, then, why doesn't bigtime media cover events like this? Answer's very simple. They don't want people to have guns. Another known felon, who shouldn't have been able to even touch a gun managed to light his house on fire and, with rifles, kill two firemen.

And the government said almost nothing. They want all the legal guns they can get, knowing full well the criminal elements will still be able to get hold of some, maybe from Mexican drug cartels. Can you imagine the crimes that have been stopped by right-minded citizens which would go on, unchallenged, once we all lose guns. And then what would stop Obama from stepping out and claiming himself supreme dictator?

When Obama was elected, he stated that, if he couldn't fix the economy, he'd be a one-term president. I count that as major lie #1 now. And here's something else.

Groceries have grown to ridiculous prices, there are many signs that the economy is going to, very soon, collapse in on itself because of continued out-of-control spending, zero cuts in the former, and increasing of taxes with no budget to present. And then Obama issues an executive order, giving raises across the board.

So, for all those who didn't see it coming, welcome to the bottom of the fiscal cliff.

Let's pray 2013 is better.

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PHOTO: The New Year's Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet, weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes is tested atop One Times Square in New York December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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  • PHOTO: The New Year’s Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet, weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes is tested atop One Times Square in New York December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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