The REAL Fifth Column

2012 April 29
by justrand

The term “Fifth Column” was coined in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. As a Nationalist Army under General Emilio Mola approached Madrid he broadcast to the city that the four columns of his army would be supported by a “Fifth Column” already inside the city.

Fifth Column’ quickly came to mean “a group of people who clandestinely undermine a larger group such as a nation from within”.

Wow…sound familiar?

Fifth Columnists used to be actively looked for and rooted out.  During World War II, for example, people were constantly reminded of the danger they posed to the United States and its allies.

The term has fallen somewhat into disuse now…because the Fifth Columnists are RUNNING the government. As such they no longer feel the need to be furtive…and have started to bask in the “glory” of what they are doing. We now call Fifth Columnists: “Bureaucrats” and “Administrators”…and we pay them large sums of money to destroy us. Progress, eh?

This week the video of Al Armendariz, head of the EPA office in Dallas, surfaced wherein he called for “crucifying” (figuratively, of course) a few people and companies, in order to scare others into doing whatever the EPA said…without question. Now the owner of the original video, having released it because he was PROUD of what Al Queda Armendariz said, is trying to scrub the video from the Internet because We The People didn’t take as kindly to Al’s remarks about terrorizing us as the moron thought we would.

Here’s a link to a Wizbang article on this:

Just last month the Supreme ruled 9-0 [gasp!] against the EPA in the case of the Sackett family of Priest Lake, Idaho. They were the people being bullied into submission by the EPA over an attempt to build on their own land.  The EPA had tried to use them as an example of their unbridled and unchallengeable authority…aka: they tried to crucify them, by denying them any recourse other than submission. The Fifth Columnists of the EPA lost that round…and the video of Al Armendariz is another black eye for them.

But like the ticks they are, the EPA will just burrow in tighter. And as anyone knows who has ever tried to remove a tick…you have to get it all. If you leave any part, especially the head of the tick, you risk further infection. I pray that President Mitt Romney will have the courage to remove the entire tick that is the EPA!


26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 April 29 8:11 am
    JustMary permalink

    wherein he called for “crucifying” (figuratively, of course)

    …for now…

  2. 2012 April 29 9:20 am
    justrand permalink

    yup…for now.

  3. 2012 April 29 10:42 am
    bc3b permalink

    Regardless of who is President, the “fifth column” or liberals control the apparatus of government. Even if a conservative is elected President and appoints conservatives to head various departments and agencies, you can be certain there are plenty of career liberals at the upper and middle management levels that will do everything in their power to undermine conservative or even moderate policies.

  4. 2012 April 29 10:56 am
    justrand permalink

    exactly, bc3b…ticks don’t want to kill the dog, just live off it by sucking its blood

    they are patient

  5. 2012 April 29 10:57 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog…the price of that BMW model just skyrocketed on eBay! 🙂

  6. 2012 April 29 11:02 am
    drdog09 permalink

    As to ticks, there are many ways to remove them. Most are by some means of smothering the creature so it can’t breathe. Apply that methodology to the EPA would be to require the EPA to fulfill so many internal requirements for action that it can no longer function. Or if oxygen == money then start reducing its funding levels year by year till it can’t function.

  7. 2012 April 29 11:03 am
    bc3b permalink

    JM –

    Good luck to your Clippers. But, you just might want to check the Kings out. They won game 1 in St. Louis last night. You keep an eye on the Kings and I’ll check out their Ice Girls.

  8. 2012 April 29 12:19 pm

    FYI – Dr. :
    Pelosi does not represent the Northern Mariana Islands, Gregorio K. C. Sablan does and is a non-voting member of congress.

  9. 2012 April 29 12:42 pm

    Anyone want a stealth yacht

    Given it’s age and well known design seems odd the buyer is forced to destroy it though.

  10. 2012 April 29 12:42 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    KH – I believe that drdog was referencing the fact Nancy Pelosi’s husband has a large interest in a canning/fishing operation there, which the Northern Maraina Islands got tax benefits for.

    To paraphrase Nathan Hale:

    “I only regret that I have but one life to give in defiance of my country.”

  11. 2012 April 29 12:45 pm

    FCC: TV stations must post rates (online) for campaign ads

    But not required till after this election, and not till 2014 outside of the top 50 markets.

  12. 2012 April 29 12:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    KH, interesting. My mistake.

    GN, yes, DelMonte the mothership, is headquartered in her CA district.

  13. 2012 April 29 12:54 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Saw that and I am still scratching my head as to what it is intended to achieve.

  14. 2012 April 29 1:09 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    We used to shoot 5th columnist (other wise known as communists). We should institute the policy again. Of course, MSNBC would have to go off the air because they would not have any talking heads.

  15. 2012 April 29 1:12 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, it allows the media to charge different rates for political ad buys…giving Dems preferential rates, without having to declare those as contributions in kind.

    At least I think that’s the dodge.

  16. 2012 April 29 1:27 pm

    16. I think many at MSNBC would consider many here members of the fifth column.

  17. 2012 April 29 1:53 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    That very well could be. However that kind of operation would run afoul of the Robinson – Patman Act.

  18. 2012 April 29 1:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    This is interesting —

    Don’t put much stock tho’. The rest of this guys blog reads like a prelude to the coming of another starship.

  19. 2012 April 29 2:11 pm

    15. I suppose more transparency, though it was all available before but a pain in the arse to obtain.

    17. “giving Dems preferential rates” what? No it doesn’t. All candidates on a ballot are allowed the lowest rate the station charges.

  20. 2012 April 29 2:14 pm

    Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.

    Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office.

    The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty, due to be published by University Press of Kansas in July, give statistical backing to the notion that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any other commander-in-chief of modern times.

    Read more:

  21. 2012 April 29 4:04 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #8 My son goes to Kings games all the time with his friend….that family is obsessed with the Kings! They take limos to almost every game. Pretty cool. Perhaps they will kick down for us to hit the Clippers games next year in style. LOL

  22. 2012 April 29 4:19 pm

    A cowboy from Texas attended a social function where Barack Obama was trying to gather support for his Health Plan. When Obama discovered the cowboy was from President Bush’s home area, he started to belittle him by talking in a southern drawl and single syllable words.

    As he was doing that, he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head. The cowboy says, “Y’all havin’ some problem with them circle flies?”

    Obama stopped talking and said, “Well, yes, if that’s what they’re called, but I’ve never heard of circle flies.”

    “Well, sir,” the cowboy replies, “Circle flies hang around ranches. They’re called circle flies because they’re almost always found circling around the back end of a horse.”

    “Oh,” Obama replies as he goes back to rambling.
    But, a moment later he stops and bluntly asks,
    “Are you calling me a horse’s ass?”

    “No, sir,” the cowboy replies, “I have too much respect for the citizens of this country to call their president a horse’s ass.”

    “That’s a good thing,” Obama responds and begins rambling on once more.

    After a long pause, the cowboy, in his best Texas drawl says,
    “Hard to fool them flies, though.

  23. 2012 April 29 5:09 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Lugar scrubbing web site —

    He’s getting desperate.

  24. 2012 April 30 6:43 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Them flies be circling around 1600Pennsylvania avenue.!!!

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