Herr Rudolphus der Rude

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JANUARY 31, 2013 10:42PM

a “License to Kill”

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The “Rules” of the Game of Life vs The rules of A game.

This is how we separate ourselves from “savages”

It means a lot more when you are a Barbarian, than if you are a citizen of Rome.

I'm not going to ask “Who in this discussion has ever killed a man” that's maybe too personal

I will admit that I thank GOD I have never killed a man, but I've been in positions where the decision to live was entirely the other guys choice by giving up or fleeing. In one instance, I pursued a would be rapist with every intent to end his life had I been able to. There is no doubt that had he given me a clear shot, I'd have shot him. I do thank GOD I “wasn't called to do so”

See, here's a funny thing. I haven't had a “Real” fight for , say. 25 years. at least since I've been married. By a real fight, I mean one where someone could have been killed. Before that, I had them all the time. But then, I used to hunt a lot, too. Just came with my territory.

So, In partial answer to your question, Kosher, the last politician I felt “good” about was Barry Goldwater. Had no use whatever for Johnson, actually had a chance to shake his hand at the 64 boy scout jamboree and ignored him as he drove by me shaking hands.

Reagan was knowingly an Actor, and that speaks well of him. He knew he was plying a role. I trusted him to play it well. Bush one- country club republican of the worst sort. Skull and Bones incarnate. Instructive to remember what Reagan said about the “Son of a bitch” before he magically became Reagan's running mate.

Eisenhower was the last one I trusted to be doing the job as it was meant to be done- he's the one that warned us of the “Military Industrial complex”. - he hated Nixon, once again strange bedfellows.

Carter? Naive. Bush 2? Sincere and naive. Clinton. What a Lawyer. The meaning of “Is” is. still a capable politician, in that he at least bothers to make his opponents think he's trying to understand them- But all in all, My wife's aunt was a Little rock democrat who knew him from the first, and gave me an autographed copy of the tell all book written by the Highway patrol officer who was the governor's procurer. His wife worked for my wifes aunt. Hair raising stories of good old boy's .

And then theres Nixon. I admit I voted for him. He was a better bet to get us out of Vietnam than Johnson's sidekick. Make no mistake. I was very gung ho pro military. But that meant I knew enough old soldiers who's opinion of the Vietnam war was that it was a political Clusterfuck, and it wasn't so much that we had no business being there, as that you don't make political statements by letting your troops be killed in dick waving contests.

Obama is like Nixon deja vu. Nothing but contempt for his “Enemies, which is to say, anyone who disagrees with him.

Truman is the President I respect on the War issue. Not Korea. Dropping the Atom Bomb in WWII.

No question in my mind that the “slaughter of Innocents” was justified by the saving of an estimated Million American lives ( among them my father ) and inestimable Japanese lives.

So, The difference. Couple of differences. My attitude toward killing has changed. Not my attitude toward Death. I've always “known” that experience doesn't end with the death of the body. The spirit is immortal. Life is ( just?) a game.

My attitude toward killing changed as I grew older and realized that some people and all animals take “staying in the game” WAY too seriously.

I always have to remind myself these days when I talk to my college roommate, an assistant prosecutor and Obama supporter, married to my cousin- that he HAS NEVER BEEN IN A REAL FIGHT (life and death)

I came to the notion that it is not my RIGHT to place a value on a life, it is the “golden rule” to value a life as the possessor of that life values it. And eventually, I came to the notion that, to be a GOOD ( Moral) person, one must value a life as “God” ( the spirit of all- think of it as the timing pulse of a computer if you can't picture it otherwise) values it. Priceless. and, yet, because priceless, of no particular matter, except as the Token in the game.

If death is no more than removing someone from one game of baseball of an endless summer, then it is a relatively light matter, when compared to the “Rules of the Game” ( Let's say, barred for steroid use)

But if life is the ultimate gift of the privilege to compete in the Game, how heavy is the responsibility of the Umpire who's job it is to enforce the rules, by expulsion if necessary?

Second, my understanding of the system of living and experiencing life as an Individual as envisioned by our founding fathers and The Constitution has clarified, as has my understanding of the meaning of spirituality, and the explicit and implicit references to Spirit and Individual conscience, and the formulation of words meant to convey that vision. I see how it must work now.

It is NOT a collective of zero sum power. It is an expression of community, of co fortification, not of Liberty and Justice for ALL, as an average whole, but of Liberty and Justice for EACH, as an Individual. A quantum of SELF, A Quantum of Free Will, A quantum of Being.

Not a government of LAW, But a government of JUSTICE.

I approved of going after terrorist bases in Afghanistan, and of Removing Iraq's WMD's ( as I approve of keeping Iran from a Nuclear device) What I don't approve of is the complete disregard for the Rules of Government.

So, yeah, it matters more to me that the Constitution is being perverted and that Justice ( not just Law) is being ignored and ridiculed, than that “innocents” are being “killed” ( But only because I know better than to believe in “being Killed”)

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"It is an expression of community, of co fortification, not of Liberty and Justice for ALL, as an average whole, but of Liberty and Justice for EACH, as an Individual."

Magnificently said.
Moses killed a man, but none was more favored by God. Problem is, now every motherfucker thinks he's Moses.

And of course, when a homeless man freezes to death overnight in a dumpster trying to stay warm, the blood is on all our hands. All capitalists are killers. It wasn't just the men who put the nails in Jesus who murdered him.
I also liked the all/each distinction.

I don't necessarily agree with your assessments of all the Presidents. Truman on the bomb, yes, but only on the first. Everyone makes a big deal out of Hiroshima but Hiroshima was necessary whilc Nagasaki may not have been.

However, I'm not sure there's a point to going through President by President.

I've never fought for my life or to take someone else's.
I have fought for my life..... and won. Twice. I understand what you are saying to some degree except that I, at 71, am now certain that there is no such thing as a 'god'. Nor is there justice in any sense that you would understand.

Yes, it would be good for us EACH to find justice, for, in the end, each of us stands alone and dies alone. But faking some god who will afford us that justice? A sad way to live, my friend; and a sadder way to die.
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[r] appreciate your forthrightness and passion as always and golden rule speak, rudy. disagree with the mythology of Iran working on a nuke for one thing, that is craven propagandizing and war mongering imo, and some of your presidential assessments I disagree with BUT I can't trust myself to assess past presidents any more, especially Dem ones. I was so very dependent on mainstream media and young and naive and the corporate spin and that moneyed class has been playing puppetmaster all along (like in great movie Network), as we have all been lost to American exceptionalism and tv seduction. Was mainstream media ever honest? -- well when 60 minutes did a broadcast in old days you knew the subject would be going to jail. when frontline does a broadcast about white collar criminals today 99.99% sure they won't be. How much the government lies to the people. look at what damage Clinton did in deregulation and crony capitalism to the carry-over Greenspan fraudster elite.

best, libby
"Second, my understanding of the system of living and experiencing life as an Individual as envisioned by our founding fathers and The Constitution has clarified, as has my understanding of the meaning of spirituality, and the explicit and implicit references to Spirit and Individual conscience, and the formulation of words meant to convey that vision. I see how it must work now.
It is NOT a collective of zero sum power. It is an expression of community, of co fortification, not of Liberty and Justice for ALL, as an average whole, but of Liberty and Justice for EACH, as an Individual. A quantum of SELF, A Quantum of Free Will, A quantum of Being."

Ok, I agree with you about the purpose of justice within a society. It should be attainable by each. But this statement conflates two disparate things. The founding fathers made the Constitution, and set the framework for a just society. "And justice for all" comes from the pledge of allegiance. That is an expression of allegiance to the whole, and not an expression of allegiance from the whole to the individual. I do get your point, but the pledge works in the opposite direction of the Constitution. The Constitution is for the purpose of constructing a government/society from which everyone can benefit. The Pledge is an expression of a single individual to a flag, and by extension to a government/country. The individual is not tasked or able, by the Constitution, to provide justice for each. Conversely, the government is tasked with and able to provide justice to each.
This is slightly OT, but I think it is a perfect example of the kind of BS that the apoplectic apologist assholes make to excuse their own cowardice and the cowardice of their Obama idol.

Bill Beck, one of the premier apoplectic apologist assholes (AAA for short) wrote this on KosherSalaami's post yesterday. Not only did nobody else call him on his belief that murdering children is a fucking "success", but they agreed with him.

"Kids have always died in war. What is happening now is only different in that significantly fewer of them are dying. War is horrible for that and millions of other reasons. I dont see that list of kids as a failure. I see it as a success, considering so many more would have died in more conventional wars. The only thing that changes that is if it is argued that this war is fought where none other would have been because of how easy it is. That is not the argument. Therefore...the only difference is that fewer kids are killed.

Bill Beck
JANUARY 31, 2013 07:23 PM


What kind of an animal would consider the MURDER of a 3 y.o. CHILD to be a success? In what warped, demented universe can this be found to be acceptable? How can people let words like this not only pass, but congratulate him for them?

They apologize, excuse and even dare applaud the Obama administrations murder of innocent children and then DARE to say shit like "President Obama is as gentle as a kindergarten teacher".

They are all liars, assholes and apologists for murder and war crimes. Bill Beck and his "fan boys" seriously disgust me! It is just too bad that they can't experience the horrors that they so gleefully applaud being inflicted on others.


BTW, I know BB or one of his sychophants is going to a.) start crowing how he was a Marine (ever serve in combat, dude? Or did you just sit your fat ass behind a desk pushing papers?) and was a cop (until he had to run home to mommie) or b.) give me shit about using an alt screen name (gee, after BB threatened you yesterday and said that he hopes the FBI gets you, I wonder why!)
BTW, here is the list of murdered children that Bill Beck considered to be such a "success". They were all brutally murdered by drone attacks while engaged in non-hostile activities:


Name | Age | Gender
Noor Aziz | 8 | male
Abdul Wasit | 17 | male
Noor Syed | 8 | male
Wajid Noor | 9 | male
Syed Wali Shah | 7 | male
Ayeesha | 3 | female
Qari Alamzeb | 14| male
Shoaib | 8 | male
Hayatullah KhaMohammad | 16 | male
Tariq Aziz | 16 | male
Maezol Khan | 8 | female
Nasir Khan | male
Naeem Khan | male
Naeemullah | male
Mohammad Tahir | 16 | male
Azizul Wahab | 15 | male
Fazal Wahab | 16 | male
Ziauddin | 16 | male
Mohammad Yunus | 16 | male
Ilyas | 13 | male
Sohail | 7 | male
Asadullah | 9 | male
khalilullah | 9 | male
Noor Mohammad | 8 | male
Khalid | 12 | male
Saifullah | 9 | male
Mashooq Jan | 15 | male
Nawab | 17 | male
Sultanat Khan | 16 | male
Ziaur Rahman | 13 | male
Noor Mohammad | 15 | male
Mohammad Yaas Khan | 16 | male
Qari Alamzeb | 14 | male
Ziaur Rahman | 17 | male
Abdullah | 18 | male
Inayatur Rehman | 16 | male
Shahbuddin | 15 | male
Yahya Khan | 16 |male
Mohammad Salim | 11 | male
Shahjehan | 15 | male
Gul Sher Khan | 15 | male
Bakht Muneer | 14 | male
Numair | 14 | male
Mashooq Khan | 16 | male
Ihsanullah | 16 | male
Luqman | 12 | male
Jannatullah | 13 | male
Ismail | 12 | male
Zaheeruddin | 16 | male
Qari Ishaq | 19 | male
Jamshed Khan | 14 | male
Alam Nabi | 11 | male
Qari Abdul Karim | 19 | male
Rahmatullah | 14 | male
Siraj | 16 | male
Saeedullah | 17 | male
Abdul Waris | 16 | male
Darvesh | 13 | male
Ameer Said | 15 | male
Shaukat | 14 | male
Inayatur Rahman | 17 | male
Salman | 12 | male
Fazal Wahab | 18 | male
Baacha Rahman | 13 | male
Iftikhar | 17 | male
Inayatullah | 15 | male
Mashooq Khan | 16 | male
Ihsanullah | 16 | male
Luqman | 12 | male
Jannatullah | 13 | male
Ismail | 12 | male
Abdul Waris | 16 | male
Darvesh | 13 | male
Ameer Said | 15 | male
Shaukat | 14 | male
Adnan | 16 | male
Najibullah | 13 | male
Hizbullah | 10 | male
Kitab Gul | 12 | male
Wilayat Khan | 11 | male
Zabihullah | 16 | male
Shehzad Gul | 11 | male
Shabir | 15 | male
Qari Sharifullah | 17 | male
Shafiullah | 16 | male
Nimatullah | 14 | male
Shakirullah | 16 | male
Talha | 8 | male
Afrah Ali Mohammed Nasser | 9 | female
Zayda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 7 | female
Hoda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 5 | female
Sheikha Ali Mohammed Nasser | 4 | female
Ibrahim Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 13 | male
Asmaa Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 9 | male
Salma Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | female
Fatima Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 3 | female
Khadije Ali Mokbel Louqye | 1 | female
Hanaa Ali Mokbel Louqye | 6 | female
Mohammed Ali Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | male
Jawass Mokbel Salem Louqye | 15 | female
Maryam Hussein Abdullah Awad | 2 | female
Shafiq Hussein Abdullah Awad | 1 | female
Sheikha Nasser Mahdi Ahmad Bouh | 3 | female
Maha Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 12 | male
Soumaya Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 9 | female
Shafika Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 4 | female
Shafiq Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 2 | male
Mabrook Mouqbal Al Qadari | 13 | male
Daolah Nasser 10 years | 10 | female
AbedalGhani Mohammed Mabkhout | 12 | male
Abdel- Rahman Anwar al Awlaki | 16 | male


May they rest in peace.
Assumptions are being made that it's never prudent that a child gets killed during any act. That's not realistic.

Scenario -- murderous terrorist (with dozens/hundreds/thousands of "kills" to his credit, including innocent children) surrounds himself 24/7 with a human shield of teenage males whom he is also teaching terrorist ideology/tactics. Drone pinpoints his location but some in the human ring-around-the-terrorist are killed.

Scenario - madman kidnaps an entire school bus of children intent on plowing through a crowded parade, killing as many paraders and audience under the school bus wheels as possible. Police, in an attempt to stop the carnage, shoot into the bus windshield to kill the madman driver. Some children on the bus perish.

Scenario - hijacker takes over the control of a jet carrying a school club/team to an event. The hijacker clearly intends to crash the jet into a structure housing thousands of people. Fighter jets shoot down the airliner, resulting in an unfortunate loss-of-life of the school age passengers.

And on and on.
Herr Rude…I hope I can say what I have to say here in a way that is not received as being gratuitously offensive. It certainly is not meant that way.

Anyway, after reading your posts and seeing how you react to correction or disagreement and seeing the way you feel and treat the people who are not in lock step with you…

…and after reading the posts of people like Amy and Libby…and seeing how they react to corrections or disagreement—and see how they feel and treat the people who are not in lock step with them…

…I can only say that America and the world is ever so much better off having a man like Barack Obama making decisions than people like you folk.

And the decision is not even close.

A prime “for instance” is: You people all seem to fault Obama for infringing on your freedom of speech, but you all engage in deleting comments with which you disagree. (Oh, yeah, you all have rationalizations, but we all know they are nothing more than rationalizations.) In any case, defending the right to free speech while practicing censorship the way you people do—calls into question your resolve on and commitment to the issue.

None of you would be better defenders of freedom of speech than Obama…and a reasonable guess, considering your conduct here, would be that you would do more to limit it.

The anger and scorn you bring to people who are in disagreement with you is so considerable…I cannot help but wonder how you would handle such stuff if you have the military might of America to back you up.

Just sayin’!
Said another way: I trust him with a "license to kill" much more than I would trust any of you good folk.
Or more to SBA's liking ...

A group of teenage males are raping a poor female child (or even an adult woman) -- standing in a line, waiting their turn.

After numerous warnings to halt the action, a single police person must discharge his weapon; at first, as a warning to stop the rape, but then in self-defense as the group of angy teenagers charge the cop. A number of these under-18 males are killed.
There is a great deal of merit in your post when taken at it's face. But, having read your past comments, it appears to me that you have elevated your version of the 2nd Amend to fetishism. With that in mind, I think Frank has made more than one great point here.
I find myself fading fast in trying to keep up-

merely wish to thank those who "get" what I've said, and encourage those who don't get it to keep guessing ( or not)

There is such a gulf between those who would choose "Death" ( saying "it is nothing") and those who would choose "dishonor" ( saying "it is nothing") as to be almost unbridgeable

The clear distinction between my "fantasies" of a license to kill and the President's is that he is killing and seems to think he has a license. I've been in situations where I could have killed and didn't.

The other issue is that word weasels like the big O have no hesitation in imposing their version of "good" on people who quite clearly don't want it, or anything else to do with him.

Boil down all the words you want. I refuse my consent to be governed by him. It is an absolute right of refusal, akin to the right of a person to refuse intercourse ( verbal, commercial, or otherwise)

It isn't for him( or any of you) to tell me what is right. It is mine to feel what is right.
Anything else is Rape.
So I am released from any debt or oath to honor or obey

I may then do as seems best to me without further consultation with his ( or your) desires.

As for those of you who would say me nay, I'll worry about you when next I see you.
lets hope it isn't over the sights of a rifle.
Certainly, it seems to be Obama's purpose to bring such about.
? a sudden suspicion

Are any of you under the impression that because I say that I will not Obey Obama's decrees, that somehow I am rejecting obedience to the body of laws of US? or of Ohio? or of my local community?

What a quaint idea- be clear- I and the others who feel as i do reject obedience to the unconstitutional bleating of a would be petty dictator, not the body of laws of our Nation

Just one more difference in understanding what is obvious to one group being absolutely misunderstood by the other. Wouldn't it be great if we actually made attempts to understand what the other says instead of looking for ways to twist and spin any utterances for best personal advantage?

Unfortunately such encounters often end as the cheese shop skit does- "What a senseless waste of human life"
Are any of you under the impression that because I say that I will not Obey Obama's decrees, that somehow I am rejecting obedience to the body of laws of US? or of Ohio? or of my local community?


Meh. Why should anybody else obey the laws when the President doesn't?

He murders children, commits war crimes, assassinates American citizens and illegally imprisons people. "Rejecting obedience" seems pretty benign in comparison.

Oh, wait... YOU don't have a bunch of sycophantic "aiders & abetters" apologizing for you! That means YOU are the evil one. I get it now.
Wouldn't it be great if we actually made attempts to understand what the other says instead of looking for ways to twist and spin any utterances for best personal advantage?

It would indeed, Rude. It would indeed!
^^ FINE example of a "sycophantic aider, abetter & apologizer" ^^
Haven't seen the blog author or SBA admit or disagree that there are scenarios where children, innocent or otherwise, may be killed and that it's unpreventable. And these situations can't be framed as right or wrong.