Wow! Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Merchants of Despair

Russ Steele

This is a must see video for every conservative and independent in the country! Liberals and progressives, do not bother you already know the song.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

21 Responses to Wow! Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Merchants of Despair

  1. Russ says:

    Some thoughts from Power Line on Obama’s re-election.

    If Obama is reelected with such terrible feelings about the national condition, it will be unprecedented in the history of public opinion polling. Obviously, that would be no little feat, so what this president is doing is a classic case of misdirection.

    The country needs a bad guy to blame for its problems, so day in and day out Obama is providing them with a smorgasbord of villains from which to choose: Wall Street, Big Oil, the Tea Party, Paul Ryan, Rush Limbaugh, the Supreme Court, the Catholic Church, and so on. In fact, virtually everything that comes out of this president’s mouth is about redirecting blame onto some straw man.

    So were you outraged by Obama’s smarmy remarks about the Supreme Court? Too bad, he does not care. He is not after your vote. He is after the vote of the fellow in the middle of the electorate, who may never have even heard of Marbury v. Madison, but certainly knows about $4 gas. If Obama can get that guy to direct his anger at somebody else for the next seven months, then he wins reelection. This week the fall guy was the Supreme Court. Next week it will be John Boehner or Big Oil or whomever. Really, it does not matter so long as it is not the president.

    This runs contrary to the very premise of the Obama candidacy from 2008….

  2. Then we have all the phony non-profits who get their pals in government (ideological pals) to “grant” them money in the billions to squander even more tax money. I read the other day the Feds were spending 42 million from the offshore oil tax to buy private property for parks (in conjunction with econut groups). If that isn’t the epitome of lunacy with a 16 trillion dollar debt. We have a messed up system created for the perpetuation of insanity of governance.

  3. Russ says:

    There is a battle going on in the Antelope Valley between the residence who have build houses that do not comply with the ever expanding building codes and the various wind and solar projects that want their land. Government compliance teams are roam the valley forcing people our of their homes, that are being evicted for non-compliance.

    Apparently it is not enough that our green crony capitalists are getting billions in taxpayer subsidies, or that that rate-payers are forced to buy their “renewable” energy at extra-high prices. They also need their pet politicians to steal the land for them from the rightful owners.

    More details here:

  4. stevefrisch says:

    I don’t know if I have ever seen a more openly biased, vitriolic, and patently and provable false piece of outright propaganda than this video by Mr. Whittle. The point that you, Russ, would spend your time listening to and promoting tripe like this on a Saturday morning, tells me that your once fine mind is turned to mush.

    By the way Todd, you might want to read up on the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which you are describing as eco-lunacy.

    It passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming bi-partican majority in 1964, and passed the Senate 92-1 in 1964, before being signed by President Johnson.

    Over the 40 year history of the fund it has created more than 27,000 recreational assets, used by hundreds of millions of people. Almost every American has used or regularly uses recreational assets provided by the LWCF (including RV parks) over the years.

    Once Republicans actually supported protecting the environment.

    • Dena says:

      Then you are poorly informed. There was not one fact in the video that can’t be proved. For somebody who is informed the video was nothing but a history review.

    • The problem with the thinking of people like Frisch is he is stuck in the past. When these eco things were placed into law there was a good reason which has vanished over the years into the lunacy of today. Regardless of where the money comes from SteveF, it is a double problem now. The tax on energy or exploration in this particular instance goes to buy private property which is then off thwe tax rolls. That just doesn’t make sense. Land Trusts are the biggest scam in my lifetime. Regarding the environment, you leftista’s have morphed into a communist strategy with your “greenmail” scams and “willing sellers” lies. The eco groups are now the leading scammers in the country, Solyndra etal, and even yours. We have to cutoff the funds and starve the eco beasts or we will fail as a country from the graft and corruption of the left.

      • stevefrisch says:

        You must know how utterly uninformed that opinion is Todd. Data proves that federal investments in parks and recreation are matched approximately 2:1 by private funding that would not have gone to these purposes otherwise. Economic analysis proves that investments in parks and recreation create exponentially more revenue in sales and adjacent property taxes (not to mention about 15% more property value for nearby landowners) for local governments. I have personally been involved in more than 100,000 acres of land conservation in the Sierra Nevada and less than 10% of it was removed from property tax rolls. And finally, the revenue generated by off shore oil leases is property of the people of the United States, and Congress has the authority to determine how that is spent. Approximately $1 billion per year in lease revenue was anticipated by the LWCF act of 1965, and we spend more than $15 billion per year subsidizing fossil fuels.

      • stevefrisch says:

        And just for the record, do you think it is unjust to charge private companies to use public lands. Federal lease rates are less than 20% the rate private parties charge for lease rates. That is not figured into the $15 billion.

      • Land Trusts are a scam SteveF.

        The state and Feds owe 1/3 of our little county and have shut sown timber and many other resource extractions. I am surprosed at your ignorance ASteveF.

      • stevefrisch says:

        Wow, what an intelligent, data informed response.

      • Why thanks. When you get informed, let us know.

    • Barry Pruett says:

      Steve: What was false in the video?

      • Yeah SteveF, tell us.

      • Michael Anderson says:

        Barry, there is nothing false in the video, per se. It’s the spin and presentation that are in question. Every president has his bad appointments, and they work themselves out. This snarly rebuke is tawdry and ill-conceived. It will not convince anyone of anything, it is just a feel-good preach-to-the-choir diatribe. I’ve seen these pieces coming from both the Right and the Left, and they are equally odious and heinous. Why bother?

      • Barry Pruett says:

        Nothing false in the video…agreed. Michael, I agreee that it is very pointed, but there is an audience for pointed messages. Look at MoveOn and even Barack Obama of late and the vitriolic and down right misleading rhetoric. Some people listen to that message hook, line, and sinker.

        The message from a successful elected official should always be “look how great I am doing and I have earned to keep my job.” Only candidates running against incumbents need to educate the masses about the negatives of the incumbent’s record. Obama is running as if the Republicans are the incumbents, and he is not running on his record. This election will be close, but if Obama’s strategy is to demonize everyone else, it is clear that he thinks he is the underdog and is running that way.

      • Russ says:

        Barry, Excellent point!

      • In my experience when you publish the liberals record they consider that dirty politics.

  5. Dena says:

    I didn’t vote for a long time because to often I saw a politician state they would do one thing and then after the election they would ignore all they said they would do. I found no reason to get my name on the jury duty role just to vote for somebody who lied to me.
    I first heard the word progressive out of Hilary Clinton’s mouth in the debates but it didn’t click as I had no context for the word. It took Glen Beck to expose the dirty history of the progressives and to point me in the correct direction of additional reading so I could understand how to measure a politician.
    I think many of the people voting today don’t understand what is at stake because the progressives have removed much of our history from the public school system. Many of our parents also lack this history or fail to pass it on to their children. In addition, left leaning teachers have a multiplier effect by converting children to the cause against the will of the children’s parents.
    Education is the only way we can expose this fraud but it will take time and a good deal of involvement by all. The progressives have been converting the public for over 100 years and it will take time to undo all the damage they have done.

  6. gjrebane says:

    I think that Bill Whittle and PJTV have summarized it all. His final exhortation for all conservatives to get off their collective (pun intended) butts and vote is the clarion call for our country in 2012.

  7. Dena says:

    We would feel better about it if Romney didn’t have Romney care on his record. Again I feel like I am voting for the lesser of two evils. On the other hand, Reagan was a Democrat much of his life. We can only hope.

  8. Michael Anderson says:

    This is brilliant agit-prop. That being said, it is also heinous and odious. It comes on the heels of a long line of heinous and odious agit-prop pieces against President George W. Bush and President Reagan, for example. Nonetheless, these pieces are always heinous and odious. Not sure why you would want to associate yourself with this sort of thing, Russ.

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