Friday, August 31, 2012

More on Obama's Intolerance for Healthy Ridicule

Today's Wall Street Journal Best of the Web online column quotes the estimable Peggy Noonan's observation -- similar to one made in a recent post on this blog -- that President Obama can't stand to be made fun of. His pride won't allow it, his amour propre cannot countenance a joke at his own expense.

It then supplies the perfect rejoinder:

It is healthy for America that the president be criticized and even mocked.  Deference to a Dear Leader has no place in a democracy. It's healthy for race relations too, that he be judged on his record rather than held to a lower standard in the name of racial progress. When a black politician is treated like any other politician, that's genuine progress.

If Obama had been subject to the usual rigors of politics in 2008 and before, and if his backers in the media and elsewhere had not been so keen before and during his presidency to deflect criticism by invoking race, he probably would have a thicker skin, better arguments and a deeper understanding of America.  Then again, without the racial symbolism and all the accompanying baggage, he probably would still be the junior senator from Illinois (if that).  Life is full of trade-offs.

Bright Side of Obama's Reign

Since Obama is ruling by decree, we can dispense with the Congress.  We should send that miserable body's 535 sorry ass members back home, stop paying them, and get rid of all those expensive staff members.

Some will object that Congress is required to appropriate funds to enable the government to operate but that's a bogus claim.  Congress hasn't passed a budget since Obama took office. Instead, they just pass continuing resolutions, which keeps spending and spending increases on autopilot.  Therefore, it can and should be assumed that this will go on in perpetuity . . . or at least until the country plunges off the inevitable fiscal cliff.

That will occur if and when the Fed becomes unable, or ceases to keep interest rates artificially low.  At that point just paying the interest on the already incurred debt will require more than the government takes in, and it will be without funds to operate or to meet any of its other obligations (things like Social Security benefits, Medicare, etc.).

Obama's Most Grievous Sins -- # 2: Undermining the Rule of Law

The Obama administration began subordinating the law to its personal and political predilections almost  from the outset with the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts in which Mr. Obama still takes great pride.

Foremost among the multiple bailout transgressions was the roughshod disregard of the legal rights of the creditors of the recipients of the administration's largesse with public funds and the extralegal preferences given in the process to the unions that were prominent among the President's political supporters.

It is not possible to quantify the extent to which the lagging economy is due to the reluctance of investors and lenders to finance growth because of their recognition that their legal rights may be subordinated any time down the road to any entity favored by the nation's political leadership. However, the continuing impact of what transpired cannot be insignificant, and this is particularly true because of the precedent set by the judicial system's supine acceptance of the administration's flouting of established legal rights in the General Motors and Chrysler cases.

That early transgression set the pattern for:

*  Channeling of bailout money to enterprises for which it was not appropriated but run by political cronies of the administration.

*  Political allies being exempted from laws others must follow.

*  Unilateral and arbitrary decisions by the administration of laws that it will and will not enforce.

*  Numerous 'recess appointments' of radical political henchmen to lead powerful administrative agencies while Congress not in recess and without submission of such appointments to Congress for legally required confirmation.

*  Arming Mexican drug gangs.

*  Campaign against state measures to protect their citizens from illegal immigrants.

*  Unilateral and arbitrary exemption of illegal immigrants from deportation.

*  Campaign against state measures designed to protect the integrity of the election process (to facilitate fraudulent illegal voting and the casting of multiple ballots by felons and aliens and other supporters of the administration).

Unreported by Our Lamestream Media

Below are photographs of Muslims marching through the streets of London during their  
'Religion of Peace Demonstration'

Isn't diversity and tolerance grand?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Straight and Truthful Line from a Comedian

I can't wait to see the debate between Ryan and Joe Biden. Biden is said to be already trying out different strategies. So far the one that Obama likes is where Biden pretends to have food poisoning and they cancel the debate.
. . . Craig Ferguson

Holy Crap! Grampa Is Carrying ! ! !

Obama's Most Grievous Sins -- No.1: Violating the 11th Commandment

Take Not Thine Ownself  Too Damned Seriously

. . . the 11th Commandment

The current occupant of the oval office clearly is afflicted with a surfeit of unearned and undeserved self esteem.

Deep down, he probably recognizes the reality that his ego will not permit him to face -- that he is devoid of any accomplishments, experience, or talent qualifying him for the office that he holds. He masks his inadequacy with constant self-aggrandizing statements and claims (including those in which he tries to equate his tenure with those of successful past presidents).  Such use of his rhetorical skills rules out any possibility of  genuine self-deprecating quips or humor. 

This requires the little o to always act earnestly as the BIG O.  It explains why his rare efforts at humor always fall flat, why he he always seeks to belittles anyone who criticizes or disagrees with him, and why he always lashes out against, and irrationally disparages any and all expressions of critical and dissenting views.     

Voting in Chicago

From an Illinois friend:

My uncle was a staunch conservative and voted
straight-line Republican right up until the day he died --

Now he votes Democrat.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Psychiatric Commitment Order Too Far

A judge has ordered the release of that Marine vet who was hauled off in handcuffs by agents of multiple federal agencies and local law enforcement officers and locked away in a psychiatric facility for having expressed views that the powers that be deemed objectionable. The judge ruled that the order under which Brandon Raub was forcibly whisked off to the mental health lockup was invalid, according to this report.

That, however, doesn't mean that our ruling elites will abandon efforts to use psychiatry as did the rulers of Nazi Germany and the communist U.S.S.R. to suppress free speech, dissent, and opposition, as is indicated by this breaking story and spelled out in this analysis.  Veterans apparently are being especially targeted because of their capabilities to resist the imposition of martial law by the nation's ruling elite, which aspires to being able to impose its will on the rest of us by merely issuing decrees.

Furthermore, it's not just speech that our rulers want to curb. The action against Raub may have been part of a broader effort to strip military veterans concerned about the erosion of our freedoms of their Second Amendment guaranteed right to keep and bear arms, as is suggested by this essay.

Whither Harry Reid?

The Senate's Demorat majority leader has not responded to this blog's call for him to come forward width evidence that he is not a practicing necrophile with a preference for the corpses of  prepubescent boys and several species of livestock and other animals.  

Man Convicted of Molesting a Dead Deer and Shooting a Horse to Have Sex With It "Assaulted Female Cop After Shoplifting From Walmart"

. . . Headline, London's Daily Mail, August 24

Has Harry Reid been traveling and getting into trouble abroad?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Perspectives on the Cruelest Cut

Obama Loves His Young Voters

Media Balance

The nation's mainstream journalice are in full cry, obsessing over some truly loony remarks made by a deservedly obscure and dimwitted Republicon congressman seeking election to the United States House of Gasbags, where he probably would be marginally better than the incumbent against whom he is running.

On the other hand, little attention is given to equally nutty remarks uttered almost daily by our sitting Demorat vice president, who constantly shows himself to be emotionally, intellectually, and temperamentally unfit for any responsible position.  It is fortunate that as vice president, Crazy Joe has no authority or power, and we're probably better off having him there than in the Senate seat he previously occupied. But his being just a heartbeat from the presidency itself is scary . . . though no scarier than what we've got there now.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Soviet Tactic to Stifle Dissent Being Tried in U.S.

Federal agents from the FBI and the Secret Service recently teamed up with local law enforcement officers to handcuff and cart off to the psych ward a private citizen who appears to be  guilty of nothing but criticizing  the government.

Details of what appears to be a test run are set forth in this Business Insider report and, more briefly, in this Associated Press account.

Nothing currently seems to be beyond the pale in what used to be the land of the free. It is, however, noteworthy that this latest free speech suppression action is so despicably over-the- top that the involved agencies are sensitively disavowing responsibility for what they did, with each of them sanctimoniously pointing its bureaucratic finger at one of the others.

Shades of the darkest days of the Soviet Union which kept dissenters (other than those it just bumped off or sent to one of its gulags) under lock and key in psychiatric "hospitals."

What next?  Electric shock therapy for critics of any governmental action? Frontal lobotomies for tea party demonstrators, military service veterans, strident believers in the Constitution? Our gulag-like reeducation/internment centers already are out there, ready and waiting, and there are plenty of rooftops from which the most vehement critics can 'accidentally' tumble.

Personal Request:  If this not-at-all humble blogger should suddenly disappear without explanation or forewarning,   take that as a sign that the s _ _ t really is hitting the fan and  it's time to send money, guns, and lawyers without delay.

Problem Solving 101

Step 1 - 

First, focus on cutting through all the B.S., background noise, clutter, and chaff to get a clear understanding of the real problem:

Step 2 -

Then, having done that, a clear and obvious solution will emerge, and once that has occurred, one must hone in on implementing the necessary corrective course of action:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Obviously Doesn't Fit the PC Washington Mold

What are we to think of the Paul Ryan selection?
He's not a graduate of Columbia University.
He's not a graduate of Haahhvid.
He wasn't selected as the President of the Haahhvid Law Review.
He didn't get a special free quota scholarship ride through a prestigious ivy league university and, instead, worked his way through Miami University of Ohio. 
For God's sake the man drove an Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!                    
 One morning when Paul Ryan was 16 years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack. He didn't write two books about that experience. Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.                           
 Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimers, into their household and served as the grandmother's primary care provider. His grandma wasn't vice president of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of "need." 
 After Paul Ryan got his BA in economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin's office.  The job must have not paid very well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer. No one offered him a "token honor" position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.
 When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn't demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him.  He waited until the sitting Congressman vacated the office before seeking it.
In Janesville, Wisconsin, they don't have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan went door to door, sitting at kitchen tables and listening to his future constituents.          
 After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn't triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists. He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.
Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville. He lives on the same street on which he lived as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan. He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic  functions.
For those who can't make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a "mobile constituent office" and he drives around in it to meet with those who need his help and attention.
No, I don't know if we can vote for a guy like this.  He doesn't have a regal or exotic pedigree; his family background is typically American with Irish roots for God's sake! 
No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected.
No one threw flowers or got "chills down their leg" as a he took his seat in Congress.
What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House budget for three years in a row.  In that budget he brazenly and heartlessly advocates  a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years!
The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate let it die without ever allowing it to come up for a vote or proposing a budget of its own.  
What is wrong with this guy?
If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra?
Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1? 
Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?
I don't know. Paul Ryan seems heartless to me. He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and Hawaii, and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit! The guy's no fun at all!
Who wants a numbers cruncher?  Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill?  Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party's over.
 Party Hearty folks!  At least until November.

Beware of the Loud, Constant, and Deceitful Drum Rolls

". . . there something fundamentally wrong with our system of electing public servants?  Repeat, servants.  The reality is that the winner of virtually every election is the candidate who convinces a majority of voters that he can do more good things for them than his opponent.

"Sorry, but that’s not a politician’s job.  His only function is to protect our lives and property — not intrude in our lives and take our property in order to gain our neighbors’ votes.

"Sometimes I think Thoreau had it exactly right.  That cabin in the woods sounds awfully good right now to those of us who just want to be left alone to live our lives as we please."

The above is from a Robert Ringer essay that can be accessed by clicking here.

Our Magnificent 215-Year-Old Fighting (and Imbibing) Ship

The U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (i.e. fresh water distillers).

According to her ship's log, "On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and
79,400 gallons of rum."

Her mission: "To destroy and harass English shipping."

Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum.

Then she headed for the Azores , arriving there 12 November.  She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine.

On 18 November, she set sail for England. In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchant ships, salvaging only the rum aboard each.

By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless, although unarmed, she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland . Her landing party captured a whisky distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn. Then she headed home.

The U.S.S. Constitution arrived back in Boston on 20 February, 1799, with no cannon shot, no food, no powder, no rum, no wine, no whisky, and 38,600 gallons of water.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not As Stupid As His Voters

Accurate Anticipation

Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state.
. . . George Mason
Speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention

Remodeling the Stadium

Charlotte, North Carolina, is reported to be remodeling its stadium and installing a retractable roof in time for the Democrats' National Convention and Obama’s speech.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Joke, Yes . . . But Not Just a Joke

Police in Florida have arrested a man who said he finally achieved his goal of shoplifting in all 50 states. 

You know what you call someone who steals from all 50 states?

. . . Jay Leno

Forewarned But Insufficiently Forearmed

How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.
. . . James Monroe
Speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention

Experience has shown that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted into tyranny.
. . . Thomas Jeferson

Media Bias? What Media Bias ? ? ?

. . . From NetRightDaily

Explaining the Second Amendment

Friday, August 17, 2012

Citizens Can Exercise Sovereignty If They Are Up To Doing So

An eminent law professor in a recent essay points out that the American people, and not Supreme Court judges, are the ultimate arbiters of the Constitution.

Egregiously erroneous Supreme Court decisions on big issues have been effectively reversed by the nation's citizens in the past, as pointed out in the essay which can be accessed by clicking here.

The essay is a call for the people to exercise their power to do so again in the upcoming election by dumping Obama care and thus reverseing the shameful Supreme Court decision upholding the odious legislation.

As the prof point out, the Constitution was written as the peoples' charter: We own it.  The question is whether we are up to the task of reclaiming our sovereign ownership rights from the political elitists constantly surreptitiously striving to take those rights from us bit by bit -- in little and almost unnoticed pieces at a time -- to the point that they transform themselves into rulers and the rest of us into subjects rather than citizens.

Licensed to Steal and Doing So

Having granted itself a license to steal, the government has morphed its law enforcement agencies into profit centers whose increasingly goon-like officers  can and do use (often deadly) force to separate citizens from their property.  For detailed information on what is occurring take a look at this report and the August 12 post below under the heading beginning with the words Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies . . . .  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just the Facts

Sherlock Holmes Question (and Answer) of the Day

How can one distinguish a Romney supporter from an Obama supporter?

Elementary, my dear Watson. Romney supporters sign their checks on the front; Obama supporters sign theirs on the back

Tech Support

Leave It To The Brits

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Demorats' Great Hope

Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Teamed Up To Murder Rancher While Trying To Steal His Land

On October 2, 1992, Malibu California millionaire Donald Scott was shot to death inside his own home, during a raid by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and agents from five federal law enforcement agencies. The Scotts were awakened by the sound of the police breaking down their door. Scott's wife, Frances, ran downstairs to find her house swarming with men with guns aimed at her. She screamed "don't shoot me, don't kill me." Donald Scott, recovering from recent cataract surgery, got his gun and ran to the defense of his wife. When he emerged at the top of the stairs, holding his gun over his head, the officers told him to lower the gun. As he did, they shot him to death. The warrant was for evidence of the cultivation of marijuana, but extensive searches turned up no illegal activity  at the Scott ranch. The report of the Ventura County District Attorney, Michael Bradbury, concluded that the police lied to obtain the search warrant, that there had never been any marijuana cultivation on the property, and that the raid was motivated by a desire to forfeit the multi-million dollar ranch. Despite the DA's dramatic conclusions, no officer was ever indicted, or even lightly disciplined for the lies or the killing.

For a more complete accounts of the travesty, see this report, this Wikipedia wrap-up, and, especially, the following comprehensive video (after allowing sufficient time for it to load).

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Clues Keep Dropping

Reports emerging in ever increasing numbers indicate our ruling elite and the nation's increasingly politicized military leadership are prepared to use the armed forces, and are training troops for use against any Americans who seek to restore government to the size and scope specified by the Constitution. 

This report appears credible as does this one.

One noteworthy and incontrovertible fact in the first of the two linked reports is that efforts are in progress to water down the  nation's longstanding prohibition against the use of its military against its own citizens . . . something that historically has been done only by despotic regimes like the one in Syria.  

Has our government really degenerated to the point that it needs to be free to act in the same way?  Is our military ready to obey orders to act against America's civilian population? Perhaps the intolerance of the founders for a  large standing army was as well founded  as their other ideas.

Officialdom's efforts to make light of, and to shrug off the latter report, which is based on a work of fiction, only add to its credibility.

It is well to keep in mind the old adage that even paranoids have real enemies.

Nothing But the Taxpayer-Funded Best for Frolicking Jurists

. . . and a big screw you to taxpaying Americans from the black robed tyrants, who currently are off enjoying themselves at a posh Hawaiian resort -- an extravagant junket that this report mistakenly refers to as being government funded.  The government doesn't fund anything except with tax money extorted from hard working citizens so anything it pays for should be referred to properly as being taxpayer funded.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Let Obama Prove This Wrong

The word, as the senate's Demorat majority leader Harry Reid would put it, is out from credible sources that Barack  Obama attended and received financial aid as a foreign student at Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School, and that as a young man he traveled to Pakistan on a foreign passport.

And, again as Harry Reid so scintillatingly demands in connection with his unsubstantiated tax charges against Mitt Romney, if those reports are not true, let Mr. Obama prove it by releasing his academic and passport records.
P.S.  Ever since passing along the reports on Senator Harry's necrophiliac tendencies involving the corpses of prepubescent boys, word has been coming in that he also has enjoyed relationship with a variety of livestock, both living and dead.  No evidence to contradict any of those reports have been forthcoming from the senator.

The Police: Then and Now

It's hard to believe the contrast between how law enforcement officers behaved and were viewed in the long ago days of my youth and the situation that prevails today.

Back then parents routinely advised their offspring that if they saw anything bad taking place to report the occurrence to, and seek the help of a police officer.

Yesteryear's friendly  blue-coated neighborly police officer has been transformed into a remote, threatening, and militarized figure --  a heavily-armed, armor-wearing enforcer, hidden and impersonalized behind black coveralls, and visored and face- shielded helmet. Any bad actions, and especially the worst ones that kids are likely to witness today are more often than not things being done by the cops.

Anyone who has any illusions about the foregoing should take a look at this account of another law enforcement  raid on the wrong house -- a not at all uncommon occurrence.  In the course of the raid the cops handcuffed the home's occupants, including the children, who for an extended period were kept in handcuffs and forced to lie face down by the torn and bloody body of the family dog that the raiders had shot and killed.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

So, What Ever Did Happen to the Land of the Free?

It is possible (if you are not a citizen or a resident of the U.S.A.) to deposit currency into a bank that will convert it into real money -- money that isn't guaranteed to lose its value before you withdraw it.

No Americans need apply.  The bank, opened by a recognized and reputable financier, will not do business with people from what has become the land of the servile and the home of the fearful.

Read the story here.

Notch Up Another Travesty for the Government Gropers

Janet Incompetano of course will shrug off the horrific results of the outrageous conduct of her TSA minions by explaining that her goons acted within the bounds of prescribed and accepted protocols.  But see this account of how their ministrations traumatized a fragile rape victim and sent her to an emergency room.

On Our Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, and What It Has Done and Is Doing to Us and Our Country

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that “all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.”  To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.
. . . Thomas Jefferson
Opinion on the Constitutionality
of a National Bank

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
*     *     *     *     *
The issuing power [of money] should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it propery belongs.
. . . Thomas Jefferson

If Congress has the right to issue paper money, it was given to them to be used by [the government] and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.
. . . President Andrew Jackson
On his 1836 veto of continued authorization  of
the Second Bank of the United States
(central bank forerunner of the Federal Reserve)

History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.
. . . James Madison

The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class . .  . .
Rothschild Brothers of London

Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.
. . . Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

For more on this subject click here and/or try to get and read a copy of G. Edward Griffin's book, The Creature from Jekyll Island - a Second Look at the Federal Reserve.

No Matter What Your Job Is, You Should Always Try To Make It Interesting

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lightening Up Today

First, with an eternal truth:

. . . and then with a timely tale:

I was visiting one of my daughters last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
“This is the 21st century,” she said. “We don't waste money on newspapers.

“Here, you can use my I-Pad.”
I can tell you this:

 that damn fly never knew what hit it . . . .

Honor for No. 44

Ă˜bama's policies have put more people on welfare 
than any president before him, 
so this placement is most appropriate.

Unlike the Nobel Peace Prize, for which he did nothing,
this is an "honor" he deserves.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nonsense and Evil Both Require Resistance

The following is contributed by John S. Farnam, an internationally renowned expert on individual safety and security and personal defense tactics, and a leading defensive shooting instructor:

I recently viewed a TV news program, emanating from the Chicago area, purporting to provide home owners with sound advice with regard to home-invasions by violent criminals.

The "expert" they consulted mouthed perfectly the party-line.  The "principles" promoted by nanny-state liberals never change:

1.  You're too stupid to own a gun.  Daring, initiative, and courage and have no place in your pathetic life.  You're just a helpless pawn, unable to do anything for yourself.  Get used to it!

2.  Violent criminals are absolutely invincible.  They cannot be vanquished.  Resistance, in any form, therefore is  futile.  "Fighting back is the worst thing you can do."

3.  Your only viable option is to hide in a blind place, like a closet, where you can observe nothing, call 911, and wait helplessly for police to arrive.

4.  When you are discovered, give the criminals whatever they want.  When they "want to murder you, I guess you're supposed to resist the temptation to do anything in your own defense.  That, of course, would be "vigilantism" and "taking the law into your own hands."  Unthinkable!

In short, only criminals and police are authorized to use force in any form.  When you don't fall into either category, you have no legitimate option but to submit hopelessly to criminal violence.

It makes me sick to think the descendants of pioneers, frontier fighters, and cowboys would ever take such ridiculous "advice" seriously!

Fighting, courageously, resisting evil with righteous force, is what our nation is all about!

Programs promoting the foregoing contrary advice should be laughed off the air!

Mr. Farnam and his equally eminent wife, Vicki, own and operate Defense Training International. Their website, which contains links to their many writings and descriptions of their training programs as well as to references to some of the numerous awards with which their work has been recognized, can be reached by clicking here.
Disclosure and Personal Note:

Your not-at-all=humble blogger is particularly proud to have passed the test to qualify,  and to occasionally be able to participate as an (unpaid) instructor with Mr. and Mrs. Farnam in some of the classes that they give.

Our country is blessed with many capable firearms instructors.  What distinguishes the Farnams and makes them unique in the ranks of such trainers is their ability to imbue their students with the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, as well as the manual skills of the self defense arts.  Consequently, those who successfully complete one of DTI's training programs are inculcated not only with greatly enhanced physical skills enabling them to survive and prevail in any potentially deadly encounter but also with the almost Zen-like warrior's ethics and mindset required to do so effectively and responsibly. In addition, they acquire constant situational awareness, prepared always ready to recognize, anticipate, and, to the extent possible, avoid situations requiring resort to the use of force.