Rush Limbaugh Hospitalized - Left Rejoices

>> December 31, 2009

Snark and Boobs and BigFurHat have the scoop over at iOTW.
I for one wish him well. Here's hoping for a full recovery.

By the way, it’s not a good argument for wanting to take over our health care, Left – wishing DEATH on those with whom you disagree.
Well played.

Now, I'm off to work.
Have a Happy and Safe New Year.

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Funny Stuff From The Web

>> December 30, 2009

Criggo Asks: Who?

via The Presurfer: Bad Obama Paintings
Here's a sample:


Questions: Did the painter have an underwear bomber premonition? Who's flag is that above the White House? And what is that on Obummer's head? A taco???
There are others. You just have to see for yourself. Click the pic to scroll through.

also, from The Generator Blog: The Robot Shake!
Robots are cool, especially dancing robots.

and "The Stupid, It Burns!"

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I Second The Nomination...

>> December 29, 2009

For Anti-Obamanation and Anti-Islamification Activist of the Year...
HT - iOTW - (Who wouldathunkit?)

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Al Gore To Be Sued Over Climate Gate Scandal...

>> December 28, 2009

by founder of The Weather Channel?

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Baucus Channels Ted...



or maybe Foster Brooks



HT HotAir & Newsbusters

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Ron Paul Gains Momentum...

From the Houston Chronicle:

Paul goes from ridicule to respect
No one would have been surprised if the Lake Jackson congressman had slipped off the political radar after his 2008 quixotic bid for the presidency, his ambitions for higher office thwarted.
But Paul has refused to go out to the political pasture to live in comfortable irrelevance. As odd as it may seem, he has become one of the most influential Republicans in a capital city dominated by liberal Democrats.
The subject that has brought him to prominence is the same issue that subjected him to ridicule from establishment Republicans for years: his long-standing opposition to the nation's monetary system and the Federal Reserve Board that prints money and controls its supply.
"On economic matters, he was seen as a way outside the mainstream," University of Houston political scientist Richard Murray said. "His views were somewhat 19th century in the view of a lot of economists."
Well, they say history repeats itself, and suddenly Paul's "19th-century" thinking seems appealing to those suffering through the first economic meltdown of the 21st century...
...Paul's proposal to audit the Federal Reserve — first introduced by the Texas congressman more than 20 years ago — recently sailed through the House Financial Services Committee.
His bill has an astonishing 317 co-sponsors in the House, three-quarters of the chamber's members.

Surprising to the Chronicle maybe, but not to me.
I don't think Paul's economic ideas are far from our founders' ideals.

As far as I'm concerned, you can take all the new fangled economist's hokum, mingle it with the strategies of so-called prosperity from the leftists, bundle it up in a burlap sack, and all you'd have is a bag of the same BS, ready to set ablaze and left on the porch of the American taxpayer, smoking, stinking and ready to be stomped upon and made all the worse because of it.

These people aren't solving the problem. They are making the problems worse, and by design.

Why not just let common sense and the free market make it's own case for prosperity? Oh yea, that would make too much sense and not enough money for the bureaucrats. Sorry 'bout your bad luck.

I could say more, but it's late and sleep is calling.
Ciao.

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Exurban League: Fruit of the Boom.

>> December 27, 2009



Exurban League: Fruit of the Boom.

Top 10 "Suicide Underwear" Brand Names
10. Fruit of the Boom
9. Depends Underarmaments
8. C4lvin Klein
7. Akbar-bombie & Twitch
6. Victoria's Secret Weapon
5. Thunder Armour
4. Nitropyserin
3. Joe Bomber
2. Kabloomers
1. Ignity Whities

 LOL!

Hat Tip iOwnTheWorld

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US Response To Failed Christmas Jihad Is So 9/10 : Founding Bloggers

US Response To Failed Christmas Jihad Is So 9/10 : Founding Bloggers

Perhaps if the Clinton Administration had bothered to treat Jihads as real warriors who deserved to be defeated in battle, rather than common criminals who should to be convicted in court, 9/11 could have been avoided.
Coincidentally, while the United States was on a strong war footing during the Bush Administration, rejecting the criminal paradigm of the previous administration, we were not attacked again.
Coincidentally again, now that we are back to a strategy of denying the Jihadis of warrior status, treating them like criminals who simply need to be found guilty in a court of law, there is an apparent uptick in attempted/successful attacks against Americans on American soil.
Evidence that Democrats have returned to the 9/10 mindset of treating Jihadis as nothing more than common criminals, not worthy of the status of warrior, can be found in the Obama administration’s reaction to the Ft. Hood Jihad massacre. The official response has thus far been to refuse to admit that Hassan committed an act of Jihad when he gunned down dozens of Americans.

Touche'
Full article here.

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Left Coast Rebel: FAIL of the Day: Janet Napolitano Claims "the System Worked"

Left Coast Rebel: FAIL of the Day: Janet Napolitano Claims "the System Worked"

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Recommended Reading:

>> December 26, 2009

I've been saying these things in one way or another for years. I just couldn't have said it any better than this...
From The Anchoress:

We must repeat, over and over, that Liberty is the means by which we created creatures are meant to live and to grow and be. That Liberty lives in the Truth. That Liberty lives where people can speak freely, without fear of injury or reprisals. That Liberty lives only when the press is free and unencumbered – when it is detached from events instead of entwined in them. That Liberty lives when people refuse to be intimidated into silence or acquiescence, whether in the workplace or within the community. That Liberty is the fragile thing that diminishes whenever one refuses to acclaim it for oneself.
Read the rest here.
HT American Digest

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Happy Christmas - We Just Lost Our Sovereignty

>> December 25, 2009

While perusing the excellent links in the iOTW list mentioned before, I ran across this little gem of information and a handy discussion thereof... Interpol is now above the law in the US due to an executive order signed by our great apologist, Barack Obummer. Every American needs to be aware of this abomination from Obamanation.
Get ready for another run on guns and ammo.
Thanks to pamibe and BigFurHat

Update: Found an interesting article with a slightly different take on the same subject over at Flopping Aces.
No matter which view one takes of this EO amendment, it's clear to me that "change" surely has come to the WH, and it isn't in our best interest as Americans.

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iOwnTheWorld Rocks!!!

Merry Christmas from the Robot!
The crazy folks at iOTW have graciously honored this blog with a reach around today. To them I owe a warm cup of eggnog and a huge dose of gratitude. They have showered this humble blog with hits never before seen. Much obliged!

To all the newcomers, y'all come on in. Take your shoes off and stay awhile. The coffee's brewing and there's a fire under the mantle. Wait a minute, I don't have a mantle. Fire! Fire! Someone get the extinguisher!

Peace to all, and Thanks again iOTW.

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Merry Christmas! From Harry Reid

>> December 24, 2009

I truly wish I could have written just a light-hearted Ho Ho Ho or something today but I awoke this morning to the sound of our Constitution being crumpled up like an old newspaper and thrown in the waste bin or used to light a fire.

Even though the Senate passed their version of a Health Care takeover this morning, I find a small comfort in knowing the fight is not over. Our Texas Governor is calling for other Governors to battle this P.O.S. by way of the Tenth Amendment and any other way possible. Here is a link to the letter I am told was sent to other State Governors that may be willing to join in the fray.

While I don't agree with Governor Perry on everything, I will praise him when praise is due. We need to acknowledge and encourage Gov. Perry and any other lawmaker willing to stand up for our rights.

The big spenders in the Senate (with our money) this morning also passed a measure that increases the debt limit to unprecedented levels (12.4 trillion dollars).

Who wouldn't be able to have a Merry Christmas with that kind of cash? This is freakin ridiculous.

I'm off to find the rum and eggnog.

Sincerely though, I do wish you a Merry Christmas and while you are at it, say a prayer for our nation and its leaders. They need it badly.

H/T SETX Tea Party

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Call or Email Your Senators! Keep The Pressure On!

>> December 23, 2009

Here is the email I sent to mine:

Dear Senator Hutchison,
I'm very concerned about the over reaching arm our government has grown. I am opposed to the takeovers and bailouts and this monstrous healthcare bill being voted on this Christmas. What a pitiful present to give to the American people. Please, I urge you to help in obstructing it's passage in any way possible. I am also against any increase in the debt limit that might get voted on this week or in the future. Thank you for serving the Great State of Texas.

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Health Care Bill Update

>> December 22, 2009

It's the Constitution stupid...

H/T LMA

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Recon Afghanistan

>> December 21, 2009

Some of you may have gotten this in an email. I can't verify it. Wouldn't know how except maybe Snopes or Fact Check but the fact is I don't care. It's a good story and it rings true to me. The point is, remember the good guys are keeping the bad guys busy over there. And to remind us all to thank them when we can.

From the Sand Pit. It's freezing here. I'm sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains , along the Dar 'yoi Pomir River , watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but them scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.

The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy. I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into the handheld, and shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We bash some heads for a while, and then I track and record the new movement.

It's all about intelligence. We haven't even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin.

I dream of bin Laden waking up to find me standing over him with my boot on his throat as I spit into his face and plunge my nickel-plated Bowie knife through his frontal lobe. But you know me, I'm a romantic. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man. It's not even a country. There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government. This is an inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs.

Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family: join the opium trade or join the army. That's it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot,you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a
party. But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.

I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of Pushtuns, for over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say for sure: These guys, all of 'em, are Huns... Actual, living Huns. They LIVE to fight. It's what they do. It's ALL they do. They have no respect for anything, not for their families, nor for each other, nor for themselves. They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the
family honor. Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other's barbarism. Cavemen with AK-47's. Then again, maybe I'm just cranky.

I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous
Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban 'smart..' They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is 'cunning.' The Taliban are cunning, like jackals and hyenas and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else. Smart. Pfft, yeah, they're real smart.

They've spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They're still figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.

OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.

Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials. We've got this one under control The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here, because you have no idea what we're doing, and really, you don't want to know. We are your military, and we are doing what you sent us here to do, keep you safe, & keep the fight off of American soil.

Saucy Jack

Recon Marine in Afghanistan

Semper Fi, Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps is willing to pay
most of your share.

Nuff said.

Thanks Christina for the email.

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Kay Bailout Hutchison Has To Go

I take a little time off and look what happens...
Hutchison Votes With Democrats To End Republican Filibuster, Accelerating Health Care Bill’s Passage

and from RedState:

...she accelerated it getting to the Senate floor in a bit of Senate gamesmanship.
She wants to be Governess? I don't think so missy...

Speaking of the Health Care Bill, RedState has a prescription for killing it. Where is Jack Kevorkian when we really need him to put this bill out of our misery? It would be nice if the extraordinary measures RedState speaks of weren't necessary. It would be nicer if we could just drive a stake through the heart of this vampire of a legislative monstrosity. Alas, such is not the case.

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Achmed Sings Jingle Bombs

>> December 18, 2009

Been busy at work this week so, slow blogging. Here's a little dead terrorist for ya.

Achmed Sings Christmas Songs - Watch more Funny Videos

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Boldly Going Where Government Has Never Gone Before

>> December 13, 2009

From The Heritage Foundation:
Senator Orrin Hatch plays the Constitution card. As I've been saying, this is historically unprecedented and unconstitutional.

Make no mistake, requiring individuals to purchase a particular good or service, as these bills would do, would be boldly going where Congress has never gone before. Congress has regulated interstate commerce, but has not required that people engage in it. The Supreme Court has expanded Congress’ power to regulate activities that substantially affect interstate commerce, but not the requirement that people engage in those activities.



There is an arrogance of power here [in Congress] that is beyond belief...

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Could You Vanish If You Wanted To?

Just finished reading an article I found a couple of weeks and a computer virus ago about writer Evan Ratliff and his month on the lam. Pretty interesting exercise given today's internet entwined world. Also interesting is the fact that thousands of ordinary people jumped at the chance to catch him. I wonder, if there was no reward, would anyone have bothered? If the government was looking for someone, say, a blogging dissenter or political activist, would the public help the blogger or help the hunters? Both I suppose.

You can read about Evan's adventure at Wired.com
Thanks to Little Miss Attila for finding this one.

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It's a Hazy Shade of Winter


Look around...

One of my favorites from The Bangles... More cowbell! And more shots of the drummer please!

I can't post the former without posting the latter...

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Today's Must Read

>> December 12, 2009

From The American Thinker...

This spirit of freedom which built our country is presently in jeopardy. It is being stealthily undermined by the peculiar form of government which the Obama administration is determined to institutionalize; a government with a lust for control that is more expansive in scope than many seem to realize; and one which tries to arrogate - contrary to the principles of the Founding Fathers- far more power than it was originally intended to wield.

Amongst  the primary objectives the Obama administration has set out to accomplish are: a complete restructuring of our economy in accordance with the President's socialist construct; the establishment of a federally run Health Care System; the reshaping of our military prowess into an obsolete commodity; a gradual consolidation under the Executive Branch of authority commonly delegated to the Judicial and the Legislative Branches; and finally, the legal prohibition of aired dissent from any assembly or media outlet which happens to disagree with the president or seeks to divulge the potentially deleterious effects of his policies.

A key element of this strategy is to create a narrative which questions the plausibility of a majority elected government in a free society like ours, entertaining and eventually actualizing such illiberal aspirations, and portrays the Obama administration as one that is not engaged in clandestine operations as has been unfairly alleged; and that any evidences to the contrary are merely the unintended consequences of nobler initiatives which have been skewed by the media, or most likely part of a smear conspiracy from his right wing detractors.

But since the Obama administration has indeed shown that it does entertain such aspirations, and that it plans to make good on them, let us then briefly examine every one of these rather ambitious objectives in terms of their respective strategies, if for no other reason than to offer some kind of preparatory grounds for resistance...
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William Shatner vs. Sarah Pailin

on Conan O'Brien - Priceless.



Now that's funny stuff right there.
Thanks Attila Girl.

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Apathy, Willful Ignorance and Corruption - What More Do We Need?

>> December 8, 2009

There are 3 major problems facing Americans today: apathy, willful ignorance and corruption. The most damaging of these, in my mind is apathy. I would say corruption but corruption cannot thrive without the other two. The good news is, you are reading this blog. To me, that means you are at least curious and hopefully politically active. Better still, you would be informed, educated and active. If this is you, I'd like to offer you encouragement. If not, I say "Get your head out of the sand! Cease being an ostrich! The political climate has taken a drastic turn and you don't know it." It's the same thing I said to my Democrat Father over ten years ago and he still won't believe it. I understand blind loyalty. I'm an Astros fan. If you don't understand blind loyalty, you can not be a fan of the Astros. However, there comes a point in one's political life when you simply have to examine the facts.

Progressives/socialists/lefties, call them what you will, are so convinced of their intellectual superiority that they will not accept debate. I call this willful ignorance. The ability to look at the fact that your political philosophy has been proven wrong, or worse, is downright harmful and despotic, and still push it on an unsuspecting public is borderline treasonous. I don't have to be trained in scatology to recognize a steaming pile of horse manure when I see it and for the statists to try to convince us otherwise is surely misleading and more likely an outright lie.

Which leads me to apathy. An unsuspecting public should not be the case in this USA. Put another way, our public schools have been taken over by these progressives who, by design, do not teach our founding principles, our constitution, or our values. Diversity is not the key to our country. It is a part of it but not the key factor. The key is the Constitution, personal property and the defense thereof and the right to live freely and pursue our dreams. These things should be the center piece in any social studies class in American schools. Not class envy, entitlement mentality and songs sung to and pledges made to our president.

I'm no Washington insider. I'm not running for office in your town or mine. I'm a concerned citizen. That's it. I've been awakened within the last few years as to misdeeds by our leaders both Democrat and Republican who claim to want the best for us (U.S. as Paul Harvey used to say). These enlightened sophisticates and aristocrats are busy whittling away our very title and sovereignty as Americans. How can we call ourselves Americans if we have presidents who run around embracing things like "New World Order" or apologizing for doing what needed to be done on the world stage while blatantly disowning our Christian heritage? I find these things disgusting and I feel that it is a disgrace that 537 aristocrats in our federal government think that they rule America. Our ancestors, with divine help, built this nation to what it is and here we are, by apathy and willful ignorance, allowing it to be destroyed.

I cannot sit idly by and allow this to happen, and neither should you.

Consider this another call to action. I would encourage you to talk to one person each week who you think may be an ostrich, who may have given up because of apathy or because of the constant media blitz telling them "It's not worth the fight - you can't win.". That's the same tactic that Tokyo Rose used and we know how well that turned out. We are Americans, after all. Let's start acting like it.

As for corruption, when enough good people cease to stand idly by,  only then can we rid ourselves of enough corruption to begin to turn this country around. Until then we are derelict. Until we stand against tyranny and despotism, we are not living up to the potential our founders envisioned and the promise they supplied in our Constitution.

May God one day bless America again.

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Selling Health Care From Prison

Another must-read from The Classic Liberal - here's an excerpt:

Washington is a criminal organization.

Was Democrats’ Health Care Strategy Written In Federal Prison?

The plot thickens.
Rep. Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, used to be the leader of Citizen Action/Illinois. He also founded its predecessor, Illinois Public Action, in which Ms. Schakowsky served as Program Director. He runs a political consulting firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, which lists ACORN and the SEIU among its clients and which made $541,000 working for disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

Creamer resigned from Citizen Action/Illinois after the FBI began investigating him for bank fraud and tax evasion at Illinois Public Action. He was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to five months in federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, plus eleven months of house arrest.
While in prison—or “forced sabbatical,” he called it—Creamer wrote a lengthy political manual, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win (Seven Locks Press, 2007).
The book was endorsed by leading Democrats and their allies, including SEIU boss Andy Stern—the most frequent visitor thus far to the Obama White House—and chief Obama strategist David Axelrod …
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EPA: "Hey You! Yea, You! Stop It With All That Breathing Over There!"

>> December 7, 2009

The EPA today made another step towards what I think is the main goal of Climaquiddick-gate, Cap and Trade and the Hopenhagen summit. These leftist progressive control freaks, if left un-checked, will tax you're right to BREATHE!

From Pajamas Media:

Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, today made final her determination that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare and therefore must be regulated under the Clean Air Act....
...This Endangerment Finding will begin a cascade of crippling new regulations of the American economy and of the way people are allowed to live.  Already EPA has proposed new auto regulations based on the Endangerment Finding requiring that requires that the average car sold in 2016 get the same fuel mileage as today’s Smart Car.
 From Phil Kerpin:

EPA's Greenhouse Gases Declaration -- Putting America On the Road to Ruin

Today the EPA declared greenhouse gases a danger to public health. And here's the bottom line: The biggest threat to Americans, when it comes to huge new energy taxes and government controls, is not from legislation, it's from regulation.
From The Foundry:

 Step aside, elected Members of Congress. If you can’t pass cap and trade legislation, The Environmental Protection Agency will move in with massively complex and costly regulations that would micromanage just about every aspect of the economy. They announced today that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten public health and the environment.
 and from Watts Up With That?
EPA about to declare CO2 dangerous – ssshhh! – Don’t tell the trees
I can’t find the words to describe the illogic behind the EPA with this ruling. Perhaps it is best to say that bureaucrats don’t understand anything but regulations and leave it at that.
and:
The EPA CO2 regulation – Dec 7th 2009, a day we will not soon forgetEPA’ s Lisa Jackson panders to Copenhagen on opening day. Planned for months of course, with public comment ignored. It is now the people -vs- the EPA, coming to a courtroom near you.
Watts Up With That? just made the blogroll.

Also, I forgot to include an interesting graph stolen from TheBlogProf

There's some excellent commentary too so go read it. OK?
Here's an example:

... mankind is responsible for only 3.4% of CO2, which is only 3.6% of greenhouse gases, which are only 3% of our atmosphere. So 3.4% of 3.6% of 2% is... well - not much. (.002% of CO2 and 0.28% overall)
Just so you know what a small percentage of our atmosphere is comprised of CO2, the compound is measured in units of parts per million! So if you gather 1 million people and pick out 385 of them, you have jack squat of the whole, and that jack squat represents the CO2 proportion.

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Dec. 7, 1941

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A Few Heros Need Our Support

>> December 5, 2009



Support The SEALs here. Sign the petition to drop the charges here.
H/T The Jawa Report & Gateway Pundit.

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Obamanation - A Short Course in Devaluation

Not hard to understand. - The more money the Fed prints, the less yours is worth.

I like the reference to returning to the gold standard about midway thru.  Hell, I like the whole interview.

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Hide The Decline - Climaquiddick-gate?

>> December 4, 2009

I've been wanting to post this for a couple of days. Hope it's old to you actually, because that means you are paying attention. - I used to have this 45 to the original Tommy James song "Draggin the Line". I think it was the "B" side of another tune but I may be wrong. I lol'd.

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Obama's Safe Schools Czar Promotes "Kiddie Porn For Kids"

Jim Hoft & Gateway Pundit break another one:

Scott Baker from Breitbart-TV.com and Co-Host of ‘The B-Cast‘ submitted this shocking report today on Obama’s deviant Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings.
What we discovered shocked us. We were flabbergasted. Rendered speechless.
We were unprepared for what we encountered. Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem. Above all, the books seemed to have less to do with promoting tolerance than with an unabashed attempt to indoctrinate students into a hyper-sexualized worldview.
We knew that unless we carefully documented what we were reading, the public would have a hard time accepting it. Mere descriptions on our part could not convey the emotional gut reaction one gets when seeing what Kevin Jennings wants kids to read as school assignments. So we began scanning pages from each of the books, and then made exact transcriptions of the relevant passages on each page.

There is a lot more. GP has the quotes on their site. I won't be quoting them here. Too filthy for me.

Just another reason to keep school administration closer to home and away from the federal government. Kevin Jennings belongs in prison. Not in charge of our schools.

Read the rest at Gateway Pundit
Found at The Jawa Report 

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NewsBusted

>> December 3, 2009

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It's The Tax Policy Stupid (As In Too Much)

Emerson ElectricImage via Wikipedia
From Big Government.com, Another large corporation moves overseas as Obummer plays "Let's have a photo-op". I thought the democrats were supposed to be the party of the working class.
On November 11, David N. Farr, Chairman, CEO and President of Emerson Electric Co., announced at the Baird 2009 Industrial Conference in Chicago that President Obama has succeeded in chasing his multi-billion dollar industry right out of the U.S.A. Why? Onerous regulation, high taxes, and the over $1 trillion Obama debt should be reason enough for any business to consider shutting down U.S. facilities and seeking greener pastures overseas says Farr.
The federal government is “doing everything in [its] manpower [and] capability to destroy U.S. manufacturing,” says David Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Co., in a presentation at the Baird 2009 Industrial Conference in Chicago Ill., on Nov. 11. In comments reported by Bloomberg, Farr added that companies will continue adding jobs in China and India because they are “places where people want the products and where the governments welcome you to actually do something. I am not going to hire anybody in the United States. I’m moving. They are doing everything possible to destroy jobs.”
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Tiger Woods' Two Headed Love Child

Tiger Woods, champion golfer, drives the ball ...Image via Wikipedia
I must fake a confession. My imaginary girlfriend has, for centuries, been in a clandestine relationship with Tiger Woods. She is about to give birth to his fiftieth fictitious lovechild. I am "this close" to filing a cosmetic law suit against all applicable parties due to the fact that I wasn't invited to said parties. I feel left out, so I'm lashing out in the only way I know how. Writing about the imaginary transgressions and hoping it garners a few web hits...    And whining.

It goes without saying that Tigger has more money than God. He's hot. And he can woo the smartest and most beautiful women in the world. Yet I'm left feeling sorry for him. Why is this?

Call the Waaambulance...

I don't feel sorry for the self imposed solitude that must accompany such an existence as his. Kings are forced to live in castles of  stone, surrounded by moats, guarded by knights and containing... (wait for it)... CONCUBINES!  (What a pity.) But as envious of him as I am, I am also sympathetic to his circumstances. He may have ventured outside the castle to "sample" a bit of the "real" world (for thirty-one months?). Lord only knows the level of debauchery that I would stoop to, given such a bank account and accolades.  But the point is, Tiger is human. Humans make mistakes. Some humans make Gargantuan Mistakes. It is not up to me to forgive the man. I already have. He's not a religious leader. He's definitely not a polititian, although we could debate for days the morality of many of those political types. No. It's up to his wife and children to forgive. And watching Tiger for the last ten years or so, I've no doubt that he can eventually calm the public maelstrom that he has created. The private is another matter.

I hope he has FTD on speed dial, and that FTD has a million roses on hand.

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So, the band wagon is about to leave the barn. Mark my prediction... More bimbos are soon to come out of the wood(s)work, truthful or not, here they come.  I sincerely hope Tiger and his family are ready for the storm.

Didn't I mention "Two Headed Love Child"? The accusation wouldn't surprise me.

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New Blog Worth Reading

>> November 30, 2009

Imperfect America:

A progressive noose around the neck of American Freedom

This post is not a simple attempt to vilify the tax code, although it deserves that and much more. Rather, it is intended to do one thing… Focus attention on the single biggest threat to our freedom that has ever existed… ObamaCare. But not for the reason that one might think. While the legislation itself is sufficiently onerous that anyone with half a functioning brain recognizes that it’s a recipe for disaster, the truth is, ObamaCare is merely a symptom of the problem. The real danger is tangential to the legislation itself.

Read the rest here.

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Quote From My Facebook Page This Weekend

From someone I knew when I was a Democrat.

OMG, I've friended another Republican....

I laughed out loud. (There, I wrote it. It wasn't that hard.)
Actually no Dear, but close.  I could be Republican but not conservative. I could also be conservative without being Republican. The two aren't married to each other although I wonder if they should be.


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Sunday Fun - Mitch Hedberg

>> November 29, 2009



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Today's Must Reads...

>> November 27, 2009

The Daily Gator asks "How about a new head for the RNC?" and nominates Smitty at The Other McCain for further defining the RNC's "Purity Test". (in reference to the RINO problem) I'm with Smitty and Gator on this one.

One of my FB friends KE points me to this WSJ article on the Climate-gate emails titled "How to Forge a Consensus"

We don't doubt that Mr. Jones would have phrased his emails differently if he expected them to end up in the newspaper. His May 2008 email to Mr. Mann regarding the U.N.'s Fourth Assessment Report: "Mike, Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4?" does not "read well," it's true. (Mr. Mann has said he didn't delete any such emails.)
But the furor over these documents is not about tone, colloquialisms or even whether climatologists are nice people in private. The real issue is what the messages say about the way the much-ballyhooed scientific consensus on global warming was arrived at in the first place, and how even now a single view is being enforced. In short, the impression left by the correspondence among Messrs. Mann and Jones and others is that the climate-tracking game has been rigged from the start.
I don't think this is going to go away, no matter how the MSM ignores the story. It is by far one of the biggest hoaxes or conspiracies ever attempted. Bigger even than those faked moon landings.

Oh, those were real? C'mon... Really?

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iOwnTheWorld Rules!

>> November 26, 2009

This is the funniest shiat I've seen in a looong time.


Check them out here.

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Now There Is One Intelligent Reproductive Organ!

Sarah Palin's Uterus: America: Living on Borrowed Time

"Sometime in the next 20 years, entitlement spending alone - this doesn't account for trivial items like national defense - will exceed what we take in.

And every year the discretionary portion of the budget (the amount we're allowed to cut) grows smaller and smaller... while entitlements (expenses not subject to review) continue to expand. This means that every year it will become harder and harder to control the deficit."

This information just proves the point I was making here.

Seems like SPU has a lot of time on it's (hands?).
Would anyone be willing to allow a uterus to head The Fed?

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Clueless or Calculating?

From Gateway Pundit:
For Thanksgiving Barack Obama Demands Release of 1,000 Terrorists
"President Obama wants the Israelis to release 1,000 terrorists…
The naive American President urged Israel today to release 1,000 terrorists in exchange for “peace” with the Palestinians."
Dell asks in the comments section:
"Would the fraud in the White House release Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to “insure peace” with the Muslim world? And, don’t be surprised if that demand is made before the circus trials in New York City! A dire warning will come – purportedly from Osama Bin Laden himself – and the President will get to see what the shoe feels like on the other foot..."
Read the rest here.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is the true story of Thanksgiving as told by Rush Limbaugh. Notice that the Pilgrims started out with a form of communism or socialism, then came upon capitalism by experimentation.

May you have a blessed day.

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The War on Christmas Begins...

Shouldn't they wait until AFTER Thanksgiving to dis Christmas? Nah, why put off the inevitable.
Found at theblogprof:
Best Buy Can't Say "Christmas," But Wishes Muslims "Happy Eid al-Adha!"
Also, from the comments: "Best Bye-Bye" - I love it.

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Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges...

>> November 25, 2009

for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist: via FOXNews.com

WHAT?! 
This too, is asinine. It's Fort Hood "PC" taken to the nth degree on the international stage no less. We are the laughing stock of the world and it should be stopped. These SEALs are hero's and should be treated as such, not put on trial or charged with crimes. I don't have to tell you what kind of shock-wave this will send to the rest of our brave soldiers.
With every move they make, this administration seems intent on burying any and all initiative in the public and private sectors except to grow their precious government.

2010

UPDATE: Cassie Fiano and Uncle Jimbo have more to say on the issue...

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"The Secret Life of Climate Researchers"

>> November 24, 2009

Biting satire or actual  narrative? You decide:


"...French Horn Fanfare Theme

Fast-cut montage of walrus mating with polar bear, astronomer peering through telescope into neighbor's window, cheetahs chasing penguins on the Serengeti, scientists filling out NSF grant proposals
Dah dat dat DAAAH dat, dah daht duh dah dee-dah dee dah-dah!

Narrator

This is the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, home of one of the largest nesting populations of climate scientists in Europe.
Gentle ant's-eye scene of idyllic campus lawn, strewn about with drunken mating undergraduates
Each year it attracts magnificent migratory flocks of graduate students, adjuncts and visiting faculty from across the northern hemisphere.

Shots of jumbo jets landing at Heathrow; herds of climate researchers busily milling at Duty Free shops, retrieving baggage, phoning for prearranged limo service..."

Read the rest at Iowahawk 

Found at HotAir

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Now Reading...

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (b. 29 May 1874 – d.Image via Wikipedia
The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
A counter argument to evolution and Darwinism.

I should make Dictionary.com my new homepage. This book has more fifty cent words than a slot machine has quarters.

I heard of this gentleman scholar from another blog some time ago. He was quoted in my previous post here. Highly recommended reading.

Thanks to The Thinker and South Bend Seven for introducing me to his writings.

Oh yea. My new favorite word: sophistry. It will sit there quite nicely next to subterfuge.

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Pick on someone your own size. - Oh, wait...

We are allowing our children to be attacked with increasing frequency.
I submit:

The Boy Scouts are (were) under attack from the SEIU. Bullies. I hate bullies.

And.. a teenage girl is grilled by MSNBC reporter. (She does rather well I'd say.)

More to come, I'm sure.

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Caption This....

>> November 22, 2009


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VC Has The Lowdown On Valour-IT Fundraiser

Plus a cool video of some Navy drill team action.
Bottom line is we raised $113,124.90 for wounded vets.
Thanks to all of you.

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Climate Skeptics See Smoking Gun in Researchers Leaked E-Mails

>> November 21, 2009

Climate Skeptics See 'Smoking Gun' in Researchers' Leaked E-Mails - Biology | Astronomy | Chemistry | Physics - FOXNews.com


I think ACE had the first
The skull... "It's got flames on it!"

The File: At MegaUpload, thanks to Peaches. (got this from ACE also.)

Warmist conspiracy exposed?
from Andrew Bolt

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To Keep My Sanity...

a little diversion now and again is useful. Jeffrey Ellis has a "Thought Experiment on Evolution vs. Creationism" that I found to be most interesting.
Are we "little software people"?

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Insiders' Takes

Tevi Troy Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services :

Harry Reid will get his 60 votes, but he won't be getting closer to solving the $2.5 trillion cost problem facing American health care."

Also at the Arena (Politico): Lanny Davis Attorney and Democratic strategist say's;
"In the history of politically brain-dead, utterly stupid, completely insensitive comments by an authorized U.S. Government entity -- "task force" I think is what they call themselves -- I would categorize recommendation of this task force that women in their forties not get mammograms because of the "cost benefit" equation of "only" 1/1000 (or is it 1/10,000 or is it who cares? ) of deaths vs. "false positives and unnecessary anxieties" as the worst of the worst of the worst....

'Makes me want to rethink my liberal philosophy of leaning to trust government solutions. Might even lead me to be a conservative."

Wow

Maybe there is hope these people will come to their senses.
I'm not holding my breath.

Fox News has these quotes in an article today:
"This is a vote about whether or not you want to fundamentally change the way health care is delivered in this country in a way which massively expands the size of government, the role of government and significantly increases the tax burden, especially for small businesses and cuts Medicare by a dramatic amount of money," Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., told Fox News before Saturday's session began.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the bill "monstrous"...

I concur.

BackyardConservative has more: Huge New Costs, Major FAIL on Care

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The Green-Stained Fingers Of Mary Landrieu ~ From No Sheeples Here...

>> November 20, 2009

"The state of Louisiana will receive an extra $100 million in federal Medicaid funding beyond what every other state will receive. Why, because Harry Reid cannot pass the bill without the support of Landrieu."

"Deep down in their black hearts, the Corruptocrats know that they are bankrupting America and giving a legacy of bankruptcy to our children and grandchildren. They are defrauding this country to get elected over and over again. What these accomplices are doing to this country is unforgiveable."

Couldn't have said it any better.

Read the whole thing at No Sheeples Here: The Green-Stained Fingers Of Mary Landrieu:

C'mon my Louisiana kinfolk. Don't let this happen!

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Melt the Phones!

Say Hello to my Little Fed ~ Ruby Slippers
"Ed Morrissey reports the vote to proceed is on for Saturday. Rush reports 97% of bills that succeed in this vote become law. Call your Senator; tell them to start over. "
I say, tell them to quit altogether.

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What We Have Here Is, A Failure To Excommunicate

Cassie Fiano has a good point. "For liberals, most of what’s in the Constitution is a problem. They have to dig and distort and pervert in order to get their liberal fantasies passed. Or, they can do what Sen. Jeff Merkley did, and boil the entire Constitution down to just two words, and ignore everything else: general welfare..."
Read the rest here. 
2010 can't come soon enough for me.

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Senate Health Scare Bill Update

Heritage Foundation points out that the new Reid HC bill in the Senate is "A Health Bill Nobody Believes In"
It "Kills Jobs, Hurts Small Businesses, Hurts Families, Hurts Poor, Hurts States, Funds Abortion [and] Hides True Costs".


One question...
How do we get these morans out of office sooner?

More at The Heritage Foundation's Fix Health Care Policy website


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Foo Fighters - Everlong (static image)

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Beatles - Blackbird

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3am: Insomnia and health care go together...

like milk and vodka. I'm awake. I don't want to be, but I can't sleep for worrying about what Reid and his ilk have dreamed up. Found this...
Ruby Slippers: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes: Oh the Joys of Government Health Care
Also at HotAir
The whole monstrosity is here.
Now I really can't sleep. I'm going to find some arsenic to put in my milk. Maybe that will mix better.
Still playing with the backlink thingy. Hope it works.
~What's this milk obsession lately?

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Thursday's Potpourri - Sure Smells Around Here

>> November 19, 2009

NPR Shocker: Attorney General Holder Stumped By Lindsey Graham

Work site arrests of illegals fall dramatically
"The figures show that Mr. Obama has made good on his pledge to shift enforcement away from going after illegal immigrant workers themselves - but at the expense of Americans' jobs, said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the Republican who compiled the numbers from the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE)."

Advisory Health Panels Good, Obama’s Super MedPac Bad

Summary of New Taxes in Health Care Bill




HT LMA

Go Call Your Senator and Tell Them To OPPOSE The Monstrosity That Is Government Health Care!

Have a nice day.

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Wednesday Linkfest

>> November 18, 2009

Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist
Human Error Blamed for Crediting New Stimulus Jobs to Nonexistent Places
Lie like a rug.

RS McCain has a conservative for the list:
Allen West: 'Governed by your inferiors'
In a letter to his supporters, retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West quotes Plato -- "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" -- and talks about the problem of "impostors" in politics
Where is my "like" button?

Obama Warns of Double Dip Recession
America?s big spender in chief warns of over spending.
Which side of the mouth would that come from?

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Gateway Pundit Is On the Case...

Posted by GP at 11:29 pm.

I have to ask: does GP ever sleep?
I hope not.

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To Read or Not to Read... That Ain't the Question.

>> November 17, 2009

The subterfuge fairy hath visited again.
I just read a piece by Alex Knapp at Outside The Beltway that, quoting another article, says:
"The 1,990-page length of the health reform bill is once again bringing forth demands that members of Congress be required to read the legislation before voting on it. While a seemingly reasonable demand, it is, in fact, a waste of time.
The reason becomes obvious the moment one actually reads legislative language.
[...]
For these reasons, reading an actual bill is a completely useless exercise for the vast majority of members of Congress and staff...."


Then, speaking of the article he's quoting, we are directed to "Read the whole thing, which is quite illuminating. The bottom line is that the language of a bill is generally technical and may have impacts on various pieces of existing law. If you’re a member of Congress who is not on the appropriate committee or not involved in drafting the legislation, it’s not necessary to read it. The legal language is there to ensure that particular policies get enacted. The important thing is that the members understand the policy, not the technical legal language." ~ emphasis mine


Read the whole thing?! What? Do as I say, not as your congress do?


If I take this idea  further, I could extrapolate that we might be too stupid to understand the article to which we are being referred. Therefore, we should  just take Alex's word for it that said article tells us what we need to know and sends us to bed with a warm glass of milk, assured once more that our blessed government is doing all it can for our safety and security. Thus, our lawmaker, equally assured, can say "Why would I need to read it? I'll just move on and vote a hearty AYE!" Pass the bill and sign it. No need to understand anything. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.


What a load of dung.


Lawmakers should be able to understand what they are voting on. This is not too much to ask. If the language is too tough, let's simplify the language or elect new lawmakers! The halls of Congress have for too long been haunted by language abusing lawyers wedding glorious matrimonies of insidious carnage and passing it off as beneficial legislation. The honeymoon is over.


Thomas Jefferson had a few choice words on the language of lawyers ~ "which from their verbosity, their endless tautologies, their involutions of case within case, and parenthesis within parenthesis, and their multiplied efforts at certainty by saids and aforesaids, by ors and by ands, to make them more plain, do really render them more perplexed and incomprehensible, not only to common readers, but to lawyers themselves."


United States Judge and judicial philosopher Learned Hand wrote: "The language of law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it."


That being said, here is a link to the actual article. I refer you to this to get you to the comments section, where the real beat-down is happening. Scroll down for some actual acumen.


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Tuesday's Recommended Reading

Times Online UK reports the Brit's are losing more of their privacy: "Health and safety inspectors are to be given unprecedented access to family homes to ensure that parents are protecting their children from household accidents...." Who would have guessed? There's not a nanny state thing going on over across the pond is there?
Thanks Quint

While we're pond hopping,
Michelle Malkin observes that "Female Conservative Derangement Syndrome has spread across the pond." in response to Sarah Palin? No. Michele Bachmann, even more at Wizbang.
I also like the comment "We are called stiletto conservatives." ~ Schweet! I like stilettos.

And speaking of Michelle Bachmann, she has drawn the ire of a "CREW" of her own. Who plan to file suit over some over hyped something or other. I'm sure that there's no pot/kettle thing going on here. I'm sure that our illustrious apologist in chief has never, ever thought about doing anything of the sort. I'm sure ACORN or SEIU wouldn't have either.

Judge Andrew Napolitano gets it right at Reason.com: "Kiss Your Freedoms Goodbye If Health Care Passes   Why we cannot afford to sit out this fight".


Conservative Buddha links to Discover The Networks expose' of "THE CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY" ~ This site is going into the links column. Lots of good stuff over there.

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Subversive Socialism

From The August Review: "The Socialization of America":
"Socialists are united in their desire to see capitalism destroyed, either forcefully or gradually, and most would rejoice if Christianity were destroyed along with it. Socialists and liberals generally see in Christians "an infallible marker of mental retardation"” (Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2008/09, p. 6)

The Christian worldview endorses sound or hard money, fiscal responsibility, saving for a rainy day, deferred gratification, paying off monthly credit card bills, living within one’s means, etc. Keynesian economics, by contrast, argues for consumption, extravagance, and not providing for the future, arguing that “the great vice is saving, thrift, and financial prudence.” (Keynes At Harvard, p. 63) Keynesians love huge national spending, debt, and high inflation—anathema to Christians and conservatives.

Socialists see capitalism as an evil economic system founded on the concepts of profit, individualism, private property, private business, freedom to buy and sell products and services, etc. Indeed, a working definition of capitalism is “the peaceful and free exchange of goods and services without theft, fraud, and breech of contract.” Capitalism is tailored to individual initiative rather than groupthink or community initiative. Nearly all inventions that have furthered the capitalistic enterprise and blessed humanity in the process have been the result of individual initiative rather than committee, group, or government activity....

...It was Keynes himself who admitted that by "a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but confiscate arbitrarily: and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some [e.g., Al Gore]. The process engages all of the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose"”

Thus it is astounding that Larry Summers, head of President Obama’s National Economic Council and former president of Harvard University, when asked by Charlie Rose “what idea, what person has most influenced your thinking on how to deal with this [financial] mess?” without hesitation answered "Keynes"”

...Following the economic advice of Keynes (huge government spending, debt, and inflation) is kissing the American capitalist system goodnight! His advice is what every socialist would give, even though clear-thinking, common sense Americans know that excessive debt and excessive spending are the main ingredients that created this current financial mess (with the help of Congressional Progressives like Barney Frank hatching socialist schemes in the House of Representatives)."

Read the whole thing.
Kickin' a$$ and naming names.

HT Conservative Buddha

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"The Naked Insurance Saleswoman" or "Federal vs State Governance"

>> November 15, 2009

A libertarian friend and I were having a debate on the necessity of car insurance, a conversation which was brought about by Pelosi's asinine health care bill mandating all of U.S. to buy health insurance "Under penalty of death!" ok, that last is a bit of a stretch - under penalty of jail time. Although I could see a situation where the brown shirts come to an uninsured person's door saying "You haven't bought  your health insurance, you're going to jail." (Insurance Ensurers?) To which the uninsured might say: "Over my dead body." One can see where that would end up, with a dead, albeit uninsured ex-taxpayer, problem solved.

But I digress, back to the argument er- discussion. In arguing against mandatory health insurance it was brought up that people are required to buy liability car insurance if they want the "privilege" of driving a car. Fair enough, I say. I should be able to assure to my fellow citizens that, if something goes wrong, whether by negligence or pure dumb luck, that I can pay restitution where needed. I have no problem with this.

"No" said friend, "it's not". He is of the opinion that we should not be required to purchase even liability car insurance. In his opinion, if I understand it correctly, all insurance should be a voluntary thing, letting karma do the work of... doing whatever karma does. I submit that, if that were the case, then at best only the most noble, moral and ethical among us would be insured and at worst none of us would have insurance at all. This is unacceptable in the eyes of our state legislators. They have seen a benefit to individuals having liability insurance for their cars and acted accordingly. I still have no problem with this. He does. While I'm certainly no expert on the constitution, I will try to explain my point a little better.

The main questions, I think, are these:

1. Where does my responsibility to another person begin and end?
Answer: When I, in the course of living my life and exercising my rights, negatively affect another person or their property. Then I have the responsibility to supply a reasonable amount of restitution.

Ahh, therein lies the rub. Reasonable. Who shall best determine what is reasonable liability? The parties involved will surely bicker about the worth of a fender, or a leg, or a house, or a life, or a wife (2 mules?).
Leading to the next question:

2. What if I cannot, or will not supply reasonable restitution to the injured parties?
Answer: Then the matter is for the courts to decide. This is where the states saw a problem and attempted to fix it by requiring everyone who wants the privilege of driving a car to maintain a reasonable amount of liability insurance in case they harmed a person or their property The point here is, it is an issue for the individual states.
I'll get to that by way of this:

3. Is it the federal government's role to determine reasonable liability in matters of persons or personal property?
Answer: No. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that specifically grants this power to the federal government unless it first goes through the state and comes to the federal government through the courts.

* So check this out. It is, to me, the most important thing in the entire discussion.
The main flaw in the H.C. proposal and frankly most federal laws passed in the last hundred years concerning society and personal responsibility is this: The federal government's thinking has changed from QUESTIONING "Does the Constitution specifically grant me the power to do this?" To STATING "The Constitution doesn't specifically OPPOSE it, therefore, it is ALLOWED." In other words, it's like saying "Well, you didn't tell me I COULDN'T". It's an insolent child's justification and it is wrong.

AS a matter of fact, the Constitution did and it still does "Tell them they couldn't". The clause is called the Tenth Amendment, which has been conveniently ignored or forgotten.

It reads:
"Amendment Ten
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

The federal government thinks that when they pass a law it is amending the constitution. They are not. A law in itself is not an amendment.  This is no small, quibbling point.
The Constitution and it's Amendments is the litmus test by which we are to MEASURE laws. It should be used to judge a law's fairness with respect to individuals and their property. We have forgotten this basic rule. Our legislators are acting dogmatically to deconstruct our Constitution by creating laws that subvert it. Their dogma is running over our karma. (Car-ma?)

Wait. Wasn't I speaking about car insurance?  Where did that lizard go?
Next question:

4. So, if the insurance question isn't in the federal government's bailiwick, then who's place is it?
Answer: The state is the only place in our system of government where this kind of law can be made. According the Tenth Amendment, the state can in fact, within the parameters of it's Constitution, do whatever it wishes. The state is even allowed to require a person to have liability car insurance. The individual, if he doesn't like it, can move to another, uninsured state although he would be hard pressed to find one except maybe another country, or he could fight it in the courts or at the ballot box or in the state legislature.
Which, in a round about way leads to this question:

5. Why did the founders put the Tenth Amendment in the Constitution?
Answer: It was meant to keep government's power closer to the people. They saw that laws pertaining to and encroaching on individual rights were best kept at the state level. It is close enough and local enough to the people so that if the power is abused,  it is then easier to affect meaningful change either by the ballot or by changing law. The founders knew that if power were given to the federal government over an individual, then the federal
 government would surely abuse such power and use it to acquire more. Recent events are bearing witness to this fact.

The federal government is, against the will of the American people, passing unconstitutional laws that oppress it's citizens. This is by definition, Tyranny. I think if the American people really understood how far the country has strayed from our Founders' defining principles they would be truly shocked and utterly dismayed.
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to god." ~ Benjamin Franklin
Read up people. Educate yourselves before it's too late!

Ok, I've got to find my bible and my "The End Is Near" body signs and get to the busiest street-corner now. Don't mind me. I'm a harmless street urchin. I know nothing. No, really. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Wasn't I talking about car insurance?

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The Effects Of Drugs

>> November 13, 2009

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