November 7, 2012

TCS Shortwave Relay Network Halts Romney's Momentum, Spurs Millions to Polls, Saves Obama's Bacon and Changes Course of History With Their 'Stop Romney Express'!

(We also caught the winning touch-down for Notre Dame, but I didn't have room for that in the headline...)

Late October 2012:  It seemed as if the Romney-Ryan ticket was headed for victory in the 2012 Presidential election.  Numerous national polls had them out front.  Democrats were demoralized.  Republicans were energized.  Right-wing AM Talk-Radio hosts were salivating.

And at that moment, The Left's Super-Secret Weapon was unleashed:

The Crystal Ship's 'Stop Romney Express' program on the TCS Shortwave Relay Network!

Through our vast network of North American pirate radio relay stations, The Crystal Ship's "Stop Romney Express" program was aired several times from late October through early November, being logged by nearly a dozen listeners from coast-to-coast.  Content of the program variously  parodied, lampooned, ridiculed and kicked the crap out of the billionaire plutocrat, Republican Presidential Nominee Willard Mitt Romney.

And then, President Obama's fortunes changed, and he cruised to a convincing re-election victory!

Could the conclusion be any more obvious?

Through the heroic pirate broadcasters comprising the TCS Shortwave Relay Network, 
The Poet and the Radical turned the tide of the election! 

( You're Welcome, America! )

Now, we are not claiming that it was by virtue of a dozen listeners hearing our program that the course of history was changed.  Oh, no!

What we are proclaiming is,  by virtue of the programming carried on our  coast-to-coast RF signals, coursing through the bodies of millions of Democratic voters who otherwise would not have shown up at the polls, and unbeknownst to them (since RF is invisible), the great power of our RF signals imprinted the submliminal message on the subconscious of millions:

"No matter what else happens, I must get myself to the polls on election day, and vote for the re-election of President Obama!"

And so they did.

(Really, you don't need to thank us, America--
Saving our future is just a 'thing we like to do' !)

Special-Edition eQSL for reception reports
on the 'Stop Romney Express' show

Lessons for Plutocrats

Now, here are a few lessons from this election for the plutocrats, Karl Rove and other misguided Republicans  (courtesy of

*It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the whole package

*Abandoning large constitutencies, like women, Latinos, and young voters is not a winning formula

*The partisan identification in 2008 was not a freak accident. There are more Democrats than Republicans

*The candidate matters: on paper Rick Perry and Mitt Romney were great, but the real men weren't

*Nominating a sneering plutocrat who likes firing people and writes off half the country is not a wise move

*If you can't release your tax returns because they are full of poison, don't run for President

*There aren't enough billionaires to buy the election

*Don't talk about gay marriage unless you are supporting it

*And above all, don't talk about rape except maybe if you are proposing to castrate rapists

And we'd just like to add one thing:

attempts at suppression of minority voters is not a viable 'strategy'!
(It's more like a means to getting your A$$ royally kicked!)

E-QSLs for the 'Stop Romney Express' Show

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73s and FIGHT for FREE RADIO!


  1. you sound like a rabbit

    There’s no reason to think 2013-2016 will see the kind of super-fast growth we saw in the late-1930s or mid-1980s, but it’s overwhelmingly likely that the next four or five years will look a lot better than the past four or five. That means whoever wins the election is likely to get a similar halo, and our understanding of Obama’s legacy will hang in the balance. At a telling moment on the infamous 47 percent tape, Romney told donors that “if we win on Nov. 6, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country,” meaning that “we’ll see capital come back, and we’ll see—without actually doing anything—we’ll actually get a boost in the economy.”

    This do-nothing approach to economic recovery was roundly mocked. But Romney is probably right: He won’t have to do anything to preside over a recovery. And neither will Obama. And that, paradoxically, is part of what makes the stakes in this election so high.

    1. "you sound like a rabbit"

      I don't have the faintest idea what you are talking about!

  2. Now Governor Romney and his wife Ann can visit their hidden stash of money in the Cayman Islands. If I hear how Romney "earned" his money, I am going to toss my cookies. Romney, like President George the Second, was born on third base and acts like he hit a triple. Besides, we all know how hard it is to run a business that operates like an economic chop shop and reaps the benefit of stripping businesses of their assets leaving behind wreckage that the vultures would not touch.

  3. SAF eagle logoNEWS RELEASE
    Second Amendment Foundation
    12500 NE Tenth Place • Bellevue, WA 98005
    (425) 454-7012 • FAX (425) 451-3959 •
    For Immediate Release: 11/7/2012

    BELLEVUE, WA – Less than 24 hours after winning re-election, President Barack Obama’s administration joined with China, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and more than 150 other governments, in supporting renewed debate on the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, confirming the worst fears of the American gun rights community.

    The vote came at the U.N. General Assembly’s meeting of the First Committee on Disarmament at the world organization’s headquarters in New York City.

    “It’s obvious that our warnings over the past several months have been true,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. “The election was called about 11 p.m. Tuesday and by 11 a.m. this morning, we got word that the United States was supporting this resolution. We have to be more vigilant in our efforts to stop this proposed treaty.”

    SAF Operations Director Julianne Versnel, who has been back and forth to the United Nations over this proposal, said the fight is not finished. The measure will be considered for finalization in March 2013.

    “We will continue to monitor this issue and oppose any effort to enforce a global gun control measure,” she stated.

    Amnesty International issued a statement Wednesday lauding passage of the resolution, saying the treaty will protect human rights.

    “The right of self-defense is a human right,” Gottlieb countered, “and in this country, the Second Amendment protects that right.

    “Just days ago as he campaigned for re-election,” he concluded, “Barack Obama told his supporters that voting is the ‘best revenge.’ I guess now we know what he was talking about. The revenge he seeks is against American gun owners and their Second Amendment rights.”

    The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. In addition to the landmark McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court Case, SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; New Orleans; Chicago and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and numerous amicus briefs holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.

    1. So?

      "Ratification would require passage by a 2/3 majority of the U.S. Senate in addition to presidential approval, which is rendered unlikely by opposition from gun rights groups such as the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America, who claim that the treaty is an attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment and similar guarantees in state constitutions in order to impose domestic gun regulations."

      So you've got absolutely nothing to worry about! 2/3 vote would never happen.

      Now me, I'm for Gun REDISTRIBUTION--
      You know, taking the guns from people who have more than they need, and giving them to people with less.

      For instance, in the US, taking guns from conservative gun nuts and giving them to left-wingers such as myself!

      I am ALL FOR individual gun ownership-- I just think the left should have more guns! Just in case we have to fight tyranny 'n stuff-- like, for instance, if another Republican gets elected President!

    2. Incidentally, the implication from your re-published press release that this is somehow a new position by President Obama, deliberately hidden until after the election is blatanly misleading. The administration announced support for that treaty way back in 2009:

      On October 14, 2009, the Obama administration announced in a statement released by Hillary Clinton and the State Department that it was overturning the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed a proposed Arms Trade treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.[14] The shift in position by the U.S., the world's biggest arms exporter with a $55-billion-a-year trade in conventional firearms[15] (40 percent of the global total), led to the launching of formal negotiations at the United Nations in order to begin drafting the Arms Trade Treaty. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement the U.S. would support the negotiations on condition they are “under the rule of consensus decision-making needed to ensure that all countries can be held to standards that will actually improve the global situation.” Clinton said the consensus, in which every nation has an effective veto on agreements, was needed “to avoid loopholes in the treaty that can be directly exploited by those wishing to export arms irresponsibly.”

  4. Washington D.C. is presently all abuzz with talk of the BHO Administration looking for an opportunity to enact the UN's stalled Small Arms and Light Weapons Treaty. Meanwhile, Senator-For-Life Dianne Feinstein is "consensus building" to reenact the so-called Assault Weapons and "high capacity" magazine ban. (Note that the term "high capacity" is a specious political creation, to wit: A 30 round magazine is standard capacity for an AR or an AK, and anything less than that is a reduced capacity magazine. Get your terminology straight and don't fall for semantics traps!) Rumor has it that this new incarnation of the ban would have no sunset clause and worse yet, no mechanism for transferring guns within a family. (When you die, your family would have to turn your guns in for destruction.) Please contact your senators and congressmen and urge them stop all civilian disarmament schemes in their tracks.

    Here are a few of my observations about firearms, their use, and hoplophobes:

    Guns rarely go down in value, so they are some of the very best investments. Consider: The used Macintosh II computer that I bought for $875 in 1990 is now worth perhaps $5 in scrap metal value, but the used stainless steel Colt Gold Cup .45 pistol that I bought for $400 in 1990 is now worth around $1,100.

    Guns are often tussled over by heirs whenever an estate gets settled, for good reason: They are a compact, portable, and desirable form of wealth.

    A gun is almost unique in that it is it's own insurance policy, should anyone ever attempt to deprive you of it, by force. I say almost unique, because a trained pet bear carries the same policy.

    Firearms are a popular target of elected officials in part because it is plentiful privately-owned firearms that keep bush league politicians from becoming major league dictators.

    If politicians used the same logic that they apply to guns in attempting ban cars (which can squash people) or laptop computers (which can be used to commit libel) then they'd all be hauled off to insane asylums.

    Without ammunition and magazines, rifles are just useless ornaments or very expensive clubs. So buy plenty of ammunition and magazines.

    It is difficult for miscreants to argue you with you when they are looking at the muzzle of a loaded rifle, and it is even harder for them to argue with a loaded rifle that has sprouted a bayonet. If your rifle has bayonet lug, then buy a bayonet for it. A bayonet can also be a useful knife, but a knife is not also a bayonet.

    History has taught us repeatedly that firearms registration is a stepping stone to confiscation. Common sense dictates that you keep your firearms purchases as private as possible. Sign up for bridal registries, not gun registries.

    Don't expect just one gun to fit all potential circumstances and every imaginable task. There is no such thing as a concealable elk rifle.

    The term "Gun Buy Back" is bald-faced lie. The gun grabbers never owned them, so they certainly aren't buy them back. They merely want to buy them up, for pennies on the dollar. There are just a few pitiable dupes who fall for this ploy and agree to part with their birthright in exchange for cash, sporting event tickets, or gift cards.

  5. I can think of no better barter items than guns, ammunition, and magazines. There may come a day when times are so truly bad that silver or gold may be refused, in a barter transaction. Not so for guns, ammunition, and magazines. They will always be desirable, and they will almost always leave you on the stronger side of negotiating a swap.

    Don't be too concerned about the exterior cosmetics when shopping for a used gun. Dings and scratches just show that a gun was used and enjoyed. Spend more time examining the bore and the gun's mechanics. If looks could kill, the streets would be littered with corpses.

    When I see seized guns being melted down on the orders of bureaucrats, it makes me want to weep. They are eating the seed corn of our liberty.

    When I'm asked about whether I'd consider moving offshore, it always forces the obvious question: Where on Earth could I move where I would have the same level of firearms liberties that I now enjoy in these United States? There are precious few countries. So, for now, I'll make my stand here.

    Guns are like parachutes: if you don't have one when you need it, then chances are that you won't ever be in need of one again.

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  7. All right, that's about all of the rightwingy spam comments we're going to allow here.

    In case you don't get it, this post was about TCS and the election-- 'twas not really about Obama.

    So if you want to copy and paste anti-Obama propoganda that you got off the internet-- take it to Red State. We aren't interested.

    We OWN this blog!


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