Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Great Orators of the Democrat Party – PAST:
"One man with courage makes a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The buck stops here." ~ Harry S. Truman
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." ~ John F.Kennedy
Great Orators of the Democrat Party – TODAY:
"It depends what your definition of 'is' is.'' ~ Bill Clinton
"Those rumors are false. I believe in the sanctity of marriage." ~ John Edwards
"What difference does it make?" (re: Benghazi) ~Hillary Clinton
"I invented the Internet." ~ Al Gore
"America is, is no longer, uh, what it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was, uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don't want that future, uh, for my children." ~ Barack Obama
"I have campaigned in all 57 states." ~ Barack Obama
"You don't need God anymore; you have us Democrats." ~ Nancy Pelosi
"Paying taxes is voluntary." ~ Sen. Harry Reid
"Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he is.” ~ Hillary Clinton
"You have a business. You didn't build that. Someone else did!" ~ Barack Obama
"We just have to pass the Healthcare Bill to see what's in it." ~ Nancy Pelosi
(As one Doctor said: That is also the perfect definition of a stool sample. It is also what many of these bozos have in their heads instead of brains.)
HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE TO HAVE SUCH BRILLIANT MINDS IN CHARGE OF OUR ONCE- GREAT COUNTRY!!
"Life is tough! It's even tougher when you're stupid.'' ~ John Wayne
In addition to Curly, Moe and Larry, there is another little known Stooge that is still alive and well. As a matter of fact he is employed by the Obama administration as head of the FBI.
James Comey, Director of the FBI was trying to defend himself on Monday with this little gem:
" . . . the FBI does not and, should not comb through direct communications that American citizens send unless there’s probable cause to be doing so."
Holy crap - where did this maroon come from (oh yes, he was appointed by the Terrorist in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama).
I guest Jimmy failed to notice that Tashfeen Malik was not a citizen when she sought a visa to enter the USA. Apparently Jimmy doesn't know that US citizens don't generally need visas for entry into the USA.
Additionally, considering that her own father is an Islamist activist and jihad protagonist, and that she is from Pakistan, that she attended school at a madrasa where jihadist violence against the west is fomented, etc. etc. etc, may constitute probable cause to look into her social media activity a bit closer.
Stick a fork in the FBI - its done.
Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Tashfeen Malik was "vetted" at least three times by the Feds. She was given a clean bill of health and was welcomed into the USA with open arms.
How could Homeland Security, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, etc. etc. etc, ad nauseam have missed the fact that this avowed Islamic Terrorist was openly and notoriously spewing her lunatic jihadist intentions on Facebook?
Well, as it turns out, the DHS, INS, FBI, CIA didn't MISS anything.
They were ordered by the Obama White House not to look at Facebook or any other social media sources for links to terrorism.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson reportedly refused in early 2014 to end the policy though several other officials in the organization pressed for such a change.
According to ABC News:
“They could have denied this visa” if they had screened her online accounts, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said on Tuesday.
According to John Cohen, former acting under-secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and currently a national security consultant.
"The primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing,"
Malik's background check included at least one in-person interview in Pakistan and another after marrying Syed Farook. She also had to provide fingerprints and a variety of background information. Authorities also vetted her, using intelligence and law enforcement databases.
Yet the day after the attack, Facebook found a post on a page maintained by Malik pledging her and Farook's allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group.
Authorities have said Malik and Farook exchanged messages about jihad and martyrdom online before they were married and while she was living in Pakistan.
Ain't Political Correctness just grand?
Saturday, December 12, 2015
The mere fact that the President's press secretary and official spokesman, conundrumly named Josh Earnest, has actually spoken the words below is beyond comprehension.
(from the Washington Times)
President Obama’s spokesman said Thursday that the record number of Americans seeking to buy guns in recent weeks is “a tragedy” that the White House is at a loss to explain.
“The more that we see this kind of violence on our streets, the more people go out and buy guns,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “That is both ironic and tragic.”
The FBI conducted 185,345 firearms background checks on Black Friday, the most ever during a single day. The record number of gun sales came two weeks after the Islamic State’s terrorist attacks in Paris, but before the terrorist massacre in San Bernardino, California.
Asked why he thinks so many Americans are buying guns, Mr. Earnest replied, “I don’t know, I really don’t.”
The President and nearly every elected, or soon to be elected, liberal politician in the country is banging the drum for confiscation of guns from everyone save the monied elite and their storm trooper bodyguards.
Bloodthirsty Islamist psychopaths are freely roaming the streets murdering innocent men women and children while the President and his liberal ilk are singing kumbaya with jihadis and helping the Ayatollah to build nukes.
Despite the record numbers of guns being sold, the crime rate in the United States continues to drop. The White House promulgates the notion that these gun purchases will only fuel the “epidemic of gun violence,” but there is no evidence to support their claim. Zero. In fact, it seems the more guns are purchased the more the crime rate drops.
There is no gun violence epidemic, and there never has been (except of course in Chicago and Washington D.C. where guns have been effectively illegal for decades).
I used to say there are only two choices to explain the blather coming from Obama and the Obamaphiles; they are either stupid incompetent boobs, or they are bald-faced liars.
A third option is obviously worth considering - these loons are bat-shit crazy
Here are bat-shit crazy definitions provided by the Oxford English Dictionalry, along with the earliest citation for each:
- A worthless or contemptible thing; rubbish, nonsense. Cf. bullshit n. (1950 M. Shedd Return to Beach ii. 156: "I felt the minute hand of that bat shit of a Judas clock stand up to me.")
- Austral. Used in similative phrases as the type of something dull or uninteresting. Chiefly in boring as batshit. (1964 G. H. Johnston My Brother Jack iv. 58: "He would describe somebody as being ‘as silly as a two-bob watch’ or ‘dreary as bat-shit’.")
- Crazy, mad, insane. Cf. bats at bat *n*. 1 b. Orig. and freq. in to go batshit (cf. to go ape-shit at ape n. Additions). (1971 W. Calley Lieutenant Calley 104: "Most of America's males were in Korea or World War II or I. They killed, and they aren't all going batshit.")
- As an intensifier, esp. in batshit crazy. (1993 Toronto Life Aug. 6/4: "His mug is emblazoned with the words: full-blown bat shit crazy.")
Friday, December 11, 2015
The Washington Post - you've heard of this Newspaper, right? As the most widely circulated daily newspaper published in Washington D.C., it is both lauded and condemned as one of the most liberal propaganda institutions. It was the Washington Post that broke the Watergate Scandal bringing down President Nixon.
Believe it or not this piece is from the Washington Post. If this is any indication of the direction the wind is beginning to blow, then Barack and Hillary are being seen by the progressive Left as enemies of Freedom and Liberty.
The Right To Bear Arms Isn’t Up For Debate
When debating the wisdom of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, the media tends to start from the presumption that the question is purely scientific, and that the answers can — and should — be derived from statistical analyses and relentless experimentation. This approach is mistaken. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is not the product of the latest research fads or exquisitely tortured “data journalism,” but a natural extension of the Lockean principles on which this country was founded. It must be protected as such.
The Declaration of Independence presumes that all men enjoy certain inalienable rights, among them “life” and “liberty.” Practically speaking, at both the state level (as a bulwark against tyranny) and at the individual level (as a means by which to protect oneself), this necessitates the auxiliary right to the private ownership of “arms,” which, in the common law that preceded the Second Amendment, was understood to include personal weapons that could be wielded by an individual — such as the “musket and bayonet”; “sabre, holster pistols, and carbine”; and sundry “side arms.”
At the time of the American founding, it was widely understood that there was a real danger in a government’s attempting to deprive the people of what Alexander Hamilton called their “original right of self-defense.” This is why, when it came to writing the Constitution, the anti-Federalists, who feared the government’s potential to become corrupt, refused to sign on to a more powerful national government until they had been promised certain explicit protections. Then, as now, their logic was clear: It makes no sense to allow the representatives of a free people to disarm their masters.
Reacting to this argument, we often hear advocates of gun control propose that the Founders’ observations are irrelevant because they could “not have imagined the modern world.” I agree with the latter assertion: They couldn’t have. As well-read in world history as they were, there is no way that they could have foreseen just how prescient they were in insisting on harsh limitations of government power. In their time, “tyranny” was comparatively soft — their complaints focused on under-representation and the capricious restriction of ancient rights. In the past century, by contrast, tyranny involved the systematic execution of entire groups and the enslavement of whole countries. The notion that if James Madison had foreseen the 20th century he would have concluded that the Bill of Rights was too generous is laughable.
Nor could the Founders have imagined the entrenched tyranny that would arise in their own country. Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Company were hypocrites, certainly — like so many at the time they spoke of equality and liberty while indulging slavery — but the generation that met at Philadelphia did at least consider that the institution would die out peacefully. Instead, it was abolished only by bloody force, and then transmuted into something almost as abhorrent.
Conservatives who are scared of tyrants often ask, “Could it happen here?” Well, it did. Jim Crow, the KKK, lynching, legal segregation — for a period, the South was everything a free man should fear. When Ida B. Wells noted that “a Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give,” she was confirming an age-old truth: The gun is a great equalizer, and the state a capricious beast.
Does everyone who uses a firearm to protect himself survive? Of course not. But as a free man, I do not consider my inalienable rights to be contingent upon my ability to exercise them successfully. I may debate freely, even if I am destined to lose the argument. I may enjoy a jury trial even if I am guilty. And I may defend my life and my liberty even if I eventually succumb.
It is from this understanding that all conversations must proceed. The Second Amendment is not “old”; it is timeless. It is not “unclear”; it is obvious. It is not “embarrassing”; it is fundamental. And, as much as anything else, it is a vital indicator of the correct relationship between the citizen and the state and a reminder of the unbreakable sovereignty of the individual. Unless those calling for greater restrictions learn to acknowledge this at the outset of any public discussion, they will continue to get nowhere in their deliberations.
-- Charles W. Cooke, 12-9-15
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
"Obama has been a complete failure in just about every one of his stated goals. He is, however, a freaking rock star when it comes to accomplishing his unstated goals…"
His methodology of appearing to completely turn everything he touches or speaks of into a rancid stuttering cluster is serving him well as the ultimate distraction.
A more succinct statement on Obama's methodology is yet to be found.
Speaking of B.O. and rock stars, here is another opinion piece that further explores the "Rock Star" analogy. While not as short nor as sweet, this commentary is worth the read - unless or course you are unable or unwilling to digest anything more than sound bites.
President Obama is exactly that, a rock star. He’s cool and hip. Yes, I know I may be dating myself here. He’s appeared on the most influential shows in America: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. These are the shows that many Americans look to in deciding who they should support, who is cool, and who is not. These are the shows that help a lot of Americans make their decisions on national issues.
Obama is stylish and at ease in a crowd. He can sing with the best of them. He’s performed at many gatherings of loyal fans and listeners. Tens of thousands have come to see his shows. He knows just how to throw out all the right words to his worshipful, mesmerized followers. He says all the things they want to hear. They listen intently to his pearls of wisdom, and admire the eloquent way in which he speaks each and every one. He puts on one of the best shows in D.C. and throughout the nation.
What? You don’t believe me. Think about it. At the end of every show he smashes his guitar into the stage to the roars of applause. Wait a minute. Your right he’s not that kind of a rock star. He’s the President of the United States. This is an important point.
Think about going to see your favorite band or solo artist in concert. You enjoy the show, but when it is over it is over. At the end of the show the rock star moves on to the next town, then the next. Each time it’s a great show even though it’s the same in each town with the same words.
Now, imagine you stuck around after all the faithful fans have left. After the show you would see the aftermath of the concert. What would remain? You would find a stadium littered with trash. On the floor would be the remnants of discarded food and wrappers, puddles of spilled soda, alcohol, and urine. The clean-up crew would swoop in to clean up the mess. The road crew would descend on the stage like a pack of hungry wolves, pack up the equipment and get it to the next show in the next town for the next waiting crowd.
The rock star and stage crew would not be concerned with the mess left behind, the condition of the stadium or who would have to clean up the mess, or even if it would be cleaned up. That would be someone else’s problem, not theirs. Besides, everyone got their monies worth, didn’t they? If you were the last fan to leave the stadium, seeing the litter left blowing in the wind, you would probably feel a sense of emptiness. The rock star is gone and you are left alone.
Now picture America as that stadium and President Obama as the rock star. America’s citizens are the crowd. Some had a great time at the show. But afterwards as they survey the mess left behind in their country in the wake of Barack Obama—rock star—many are left feeling empty and alone. At the end we are feeling buyer’s remorse. But like all “good things” the show must come to an end and the star must move on.
But with this scenario, there is no clean-up crew. There were large new signs as we entered that said everyone entering must do their part in cleaning the stadium at the end of the show. But many of the fans don’t stick around for the clean-up. They don’t care to be held responsible for the mess they helped create and certainly don’t want anyone to think they were responsible for any part of it. The good times were had and now it’s time to go home. Someone else can clean up. That’s the way it’s always been. But there will be some who stick around, perhaps only a few but some.
At the end of President Obama’s stage performance he will leave the stadium after waving to his fans and telling everyone he is focusing on jobs with a laser-like focus to the roars of the crowd. He’s going to at least get each of us a fair shot at one. He’s going to transform America into what he believes it should be and get you your fair share. And if there was something you didn’t like about the show you could certainly blame the last guy for that. President Obama is not responsible for any problems with the show. He’s above that, he’s a rock star.
Many American’s like the pretty words, and always want to hear more. They want to be told how everything bad is someone else’s fault, never theirs. High unemployment is the fault of his predecessor, but it’s turning around due solely to the driving force of the rock star—the President. He say it’s just gonna take more time. The season of recovery is almost here. Oh, that’s right that already come and gone.
Do we as Americans realize that after the President Obama World Tour is over in 2016 the biggest clean-up in American history will be required? When President Obama leaves the stage for the last time we will have a higher national debt than ever before. Over thirty percent of the entire debt will be from his terms in office. It already is. He will be responsible for it. But the question is? Will American blame him or hold the next president responsible?
In December 2007 the debt every American, including infants owed toward the national debt was under thirty thousand dollars. As this writing the debt every American owes is $52,583.00. We are “progressing” toward doubling what is owed per person in just over four years. What will it be when Obama’s term is over? Are you prepared to pay up? I’m not!
President Obama has passed out gifts to his loyal followers at each of his shows. The problem is he charged it all on your credit card. And the bill is now coming due. Will America’s status as a super power and our foreign relations be damaged during his time on the stage? Will we devolve from the “sleeping giant” that entered World War II to the paper tiger he created? Will our military be weaker? Will we need those horses and bayonets then? Will North Korea and Iran have nuclear weapons before he leaves office? Will more American diplomats be sacrificed to prove we have Al-Qaeda on the run or on its heels?
Sadly it seems most Americans do not realize that there will be a price to pay. But there will be. And we have yet to see what our portion of the bill will be. What will he leave for the next president to clean up? Will the next President have anything to work with when he takes office? Every American must understand that in the end those in any political office are not going to have to pay the bill they have run up—you are. The debt is on your credit card. It will be me and you, each of us who will have the bill delivered personally. We are approaching the point where the can can’t be kicked any farther down the road.
My advice to every American is this. Make sure you vote in 2014. It may be the second most important vote in your lifetime. Let’s start a voting revolution. Let’s really change Washington. Let’s rally behind the motto: Dump the Chump. Especially, if they have grown old in office as so many have. I don’t know about you but I never wanted a rock star as president. I was hoping for the real thing. I was hoping for change for America’s future. I was hoping for a change for the better. Now go buy those tickets to the next concert.
by Craig Petree 2-27-13
Monday, December 7, 2015
There was a direct video of Judge Pirro's December 5 opener here, however both You Tube and Blogger seem to have blocked this due to the conservative content. I have provided a link to her show HERE where you may still be able to view this block-busting oration.
Justice with Judge Jeanine is a show that I don't usually watch. However, I was surfing the cable tube on December 5th and I caught her opening monologue.
Straight non-PC talk.
I love it.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
"right now, people on the No-Fly list can walk into a store and buy a gun. That is insane. If you’re too dangerous to board a plane, you’re too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun. And so I’m calling on Congress to close this loophole, now."WTF!
If someone is so dangerous as to be banned from airplanes, they are also dangerous enough to be banned from walking among the rest of us.
If Obama has a list of terrorists why is it a secret?
Why are these known-by-name-and-address terrorists not locked up in Guantanamo?
Could it be that these so-called terror watch lists or no-fly lists are a whole lot of smoke and mirrors? Or perhaps they are actually the Obama Enemies lists. If that is the case, I suspect that these secret lists must have about 250 million names, since that number approximates the millions of US citizens that have no faith or trust whatsoever in Obama or his administrative minions.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Immediately following terrorist attacks in Paris, the French borders were closed.
Seems to be a bit late.
When will America wake up and secure OUR borders?
How many tens of thousands of terrorists are already here sharpening their knives and arming their suicide vests?
Monday, November 9, 2015
|Marcus Tullius Cicero |
Consul of the Roman Republic
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
His pitch is short, sweet, and very simple.
There can be no question in the mind of any rational person that crime can be drastically reduced if the Obama Administration would aggressively prosecute and incarcerate violent criminals.
- Why does the Justice Department not aggressively prosecute and incarcerate violent criminals, and why does the mass media persist in ignoring this gross dereliction of duty?
The NRA isn’t letting any grass grow under its feet when it comes to countering the Obama administration’s stepped-up anti-gun rhetoric these days. Good to see. Here are a few helpful statistics they’ve provided . . .
- In 2010, federally-conducted NICS checks denied 72,659 transactions. As a result of NICS denials occurring in 2010, BATFE referred a total 62 charges against 33 individuals to federal prosecutors.
- According to The Chicago Sun-Times, felons in Chicago who illegally possess a gun typically receive a four-year sentence – a penalty on the low end of the state sentencing guidelines. In addition to lax sentencing, most people convicted of these gun crimes serve less than half of their prison terms, allowing them to return to criminal behavior. About a third of people charged with simple gun possession and about half charged with being a felon in possession of a gun in 2012 were rearrested for another crime by the end of 2013. Those charged with simple gun possession had an average of four prior arrests,while those charged with gun possession by a felon had an average of 10 prior arrests. Police have made 12,967 arrests since 2000, yet city attorneys have won just 2,068 convictions.
- Turning to the Chicago Police Department’s 2011 Chicago murder analysis, one might be surprised to learn that nearly nine in 10 murder suspects have criminal records. That’s right – 90 percent of the murders committed in Chicago involve a suspected perpetrator with a criminal history.
You cannot own or purchase firearms or ammunition in Illinois without a Firearms Owner’s Identification Card (FOID). There is a 72 hour waiting for handguns and 24 hour waiting period for long guns.
FOID requirements include:
– 21 years old
– no felony conviction
– not a patient in a mental health facility within the last 5 years or for more than 5 years.
– US resident
– Illinois resident
– no orders of protection
– no battery, assault, aggravated assault, violation of an order of protection convictions in the last 5 years.
– not convicted of domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery, or a substantially similar offense (much more to this)
– not an alien with a non-immigration visa (also much more)
– had a juvenile conviction that would have been an adult felony.
– not adjudicated as mentally disabled.
– not involuntarily admitted to mental health facility.
– not developmentally disabled.
Law enforcement agrees that Obama’s gun control agenda is not the answer, according to an extensive survey released by policeone.com. The survey questioned 15,000 active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks and from departments ranging in size from less than 25 to more than 1,000. The results strongly show that law enforcement officers do not support Obama’s gun control agenda.
“The American people, and particularly our men and women in law enforcement, want politicians in Washington to stop pursuing a failed gun control agenda. Instead, they should work to fix our broken mental health system and get violent criminals off the streets,” said the executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox.
Friday, July 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama says the issue that has left him ‘the most stymied’ is the debate over gun control. Obama recently said that he is "frustrated that the U.S. is the one advanced nation on Earth that does not have commonsense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings." Obama says that "while fewer than 100 Americans have been killed by terrorism since September 11, 2001, tens of thousands have been killed by gun violence.” In other words . . .
Am I the only one who finds it worrying that the President of the United States reckons that gang banging with guns, firearms-related suicides and the occasional mass shooting are somehow more worrying than religious extremists dedicated to destroying our country? Does it bother anyone else that the President is so quick to put the horrific wholesale slaughter of 9/11 into the realm of ancient history when discussing the current threat of terrorism in the United States?
The President says:
“the nation’s inability to resolve the issue of gun violence is 'distressing' but it is not something that I intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months.”
I’m so sorry that the President is “distressed” by his inability to disarm his fellow Americans, leaving them defenseless against both criminals and terrorists and (it should be mentioned) government tyranny. No doubt President Obama will “act out” his “distress” in the legislative arena, emboldened by any and every firearms-related atrocity committed by those with little to no regard for human life.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one."
- Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, July 4, 2015
George Takei said that Clarence Thomas
"does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America”.
This is what Justice Thomas said to set curious George off course:
Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built.
The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.
Looks to me like George has forsaken what little may have been left of his own dignity. He threw it away himself. It was not taken from him.
Jeez! Beam this loon up Scotty!
Sunday, June 21, 2015
1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.4. Their representatives run the government - yet the "poor" keep getting poorer.5. The "poor" keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.6. The "poor" have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Funny how that works.1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Islamists by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
Think about it. And last, but not least:2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money. What's interesting is the first group worked for their benefits, but the second didn't.
3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens?Am I the only one missing something?
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Anyway, when going for a napkin to sop up some of that oozing goodness, out popped a brand-new dollar bill!
It appears that the rate of inflation is approaching the point where the value of US currency is being eclipsed by paper wiping products.
Don't be shocked - this happened to elected officials in Washington DC quite some time ago.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Maryland's nickname is "The Free State".
Seems like the Mayor of Baltimore thinks that means freedom to: burn, baby, burn.
When the Mayor of Baltimore told a justifiably panicked public that she was giving “protesters” “room to destroy” she was speaking truth to powerlessness. Once again, the Mayor of a city abandoned law-abiding citizens to rampant criminality. Once again, peaceable people in an economically-challenged, ethnically-segregated section of a major metropolitan area were on their own, denied direct police intervention, powerless to stop wanton destruction and unprovoked personal attacks. People who could not take the law into their own hands – a regrettable but necessary state of affairs – because they’d been denied the tools to do so. But first, the police . . .
Pro-gun people like to point out the limits of the police’s “thin blue line” with a simple expression: “when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” In this case, at the sharp end, the Baltimore police were hours if not days if not permanently away. And where the cops were on scene, they gave rioters “room to destroy.” Looting, burning, attacking random people and property – the cops were too busy maintaining a shoulder-to-shoulder cordon on major streets to directly engage and arrest the thugs tearing the town apart.
This is no small point. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rowlings-Blake had instructed the police to contain the rioting, rather than combat it. Containment served her political needs. It signaled the world that she “understood” the “protesters'” anger at the police incident that “sparked the rage.” It prevented incidents that could lead to accusations of “police brutality” that might make the rioting worse. At the same time, containment prevented the violence, destruction and theft from spilling-out into the city’s more affluent areas, where the real money (a.k.a., political power) resides.
One could point out that these areas have a higher percentage of caucasian residents and accuse the Mayor of racism but I couldn’t possibly comment. But I will say this: when push comes to shove, at that very moment, police and politics has nothing to do with it. It’s a simple matter of self-protection. They attack, you defend. Your life, your property, your loved ones, your community. You do it because no one else will. No one else can. At that point, you want the best possible tool for self-defense. You want a gun. On your person.
Maryland is what’s called a “may issue” state. Free State residents must prove their need for a concealed carry firearm to government regulators. Securing Maryland’s permission to carry a concealed firearm is an expensive, time-consuming, bureaucratic process, prone to delay. And failure. According to abc2news.com , just 2,095 people applied for a Maryland concealed carry license in 2014. Some 227 were denied. “Of that 227, 189 were denied under Maryland State Police code 0060: ‘Lacks good and substantial reason.'” So, what about this?
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in the city and activated the National Guard to assist city and state police, calling it a “last resort” to restore order.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the rioters “thugs” and said the city was imposing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew starting Tuesday. She said she asked Hogan to send in the Guard.
“We are deploying every resource possible to gain control of the situation and ensure peace moving forward,” she said.
Does that constitute a “good and substantial reason” for carrying a concealed firearm? Even if it does, Baltimore residents can’t apply for a concealed carry permit today and get one, say, tomorrow. So if thugs roaming the streets is a “good and substantial reason” for being “allowed” to carry a gun, the government needs to give residents a license before the rioting starts. (You know; again.) Raise your hand if you think the state would consider “I want to be armed against rioters” “a good and substantial reason” for carrying a firearm.
And yet it damn well is, isn’t it? Perhaps not as good and substantial as “I have a natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms subject neither to the democratic process nor questions of social utility,” but perfectly rational nonetheless. As is the idea that the police should maintain law and order when it disintegrates. Before it disintegrates? How do you do that? Now there’s a question.
“In the days ahead, I intend to work with leaders throughout Baltimore to ensure that we can protect the security and civil rights of all residents,” Lynch said. “And I will bring the full resources of the Department of Justice to bear in protecting those under threat, investigating wrongdoing, and securing an end to violence.”
Are law-abiding Baltimore residents reassured by this paternalistic promise? Maybe. But not as reassured, not as protected, as they would be with a firearm.
by: Robert Farago
Saturday, April 18, 2015
It is mine to avenge. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them."
And I will punish the unjust for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
And I will lay my vengeance upon the wicked by the hand of the righteous: and they shall do to them according to my anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance.
And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine.
All they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I take vengeance upon them.
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, sayeth the Lord.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
- · The rise of political correctness.
- · Rapidly declining educational standards.
- · Disappearance of personal responsibility or accountability.
- · Rise of the welfare state.
- The rise of political correctness.
- Rapidly declining educational standards.
- Disappearance of personal responsibility or accountability.
- Rise of the welfare state.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
Every year is getting shorter; never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.
I like to be here
When I can
When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The End Is Near - Repent!
I know this because I just read a blurb at HuffPo - and I agree!
Here is a snippet from that story:
. . . human civilization is doomed to become a horde of rude, bent-neck, mobile phone-addicts bumping into each other on the street
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Blinded by the neon lights.
Hurry here, hustlin' there,
No one's got the time to spare.
Money's tight, nothin' free,
Won't somebody come and rescue me?
Tooth for tooth, eye for an eye.
Sell your soul just to buy, buy, buy.
Beggin' a dollar, stealin' a dime,
Come on can't you see
that I am stranded, caught in the crossfire.
I need some kind of kindness,
some kind of sympathy
Save the strong lose the weak,
Never turning the other cheek.
Trust nobody don't be no fool,
Whatever happened to the golden rule?
We got stranded, caught in the crossfire
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Here it is the 5th day of November, and I find myself a refugee from the TV room the past few weeks. It seems that I am beginning to overdose on election season blather and propaganda.Two years ago the State of Washington’s Governor’s race was the closest contest in history. The election night count had the two candidates separated by a fraction of a percentage point. The first count showed that a fellow by the name of Rossi to be the winner. A recount had Rossi still in the lead. To Mr. Rossi’s chagrin, a third count bumped him out of the Governor’s office by less than 130 votes out of 2.8 million ballots cast.Of course the outcome was challenged in the courts - many times and in many venues - up to and including the State Supreme Court. In each instance the documented and indisputable evidence of election fraud was staggering.· More votes cast than there were registered voters.· Hundreds of votes from convicted felons.· Hundreds of votes from graveyard residents.· Thousands of votes that were “found” after the first, second, and third vote tallies.· Hundreds of ballots that were discarded as “defective.”· Hundreds of votes from “Poll Hoppers”- These folks wandered from precinct to precinct,voting early and voting often· Hundreds of votes from cats, dogs, parakeets, and sundry house pets.· Thousands of votes from illegal aliens.· Thousands of votes from non-residents.The interesting thing is that the vast majority of these documented fraudulent events were in favor of the final victor, and our newest Governor. The “irregularities” were concentrated in less than 10 percent of the precincts that leaned strongly toward the final winner.Here in the state of Washington, more and more counties have closed down the polling places in favor of 100% mail-in ballots. Last night the Secretary of state was on the tube gleefully predicting an upsurge in democracy and a huge voter turnout - all because of the new vote-by-mail strategy.In reality, I suspect his glee is due more to the fact that his office has been relieved of the burden of ensuring a fair and equitable election process.Up until this year, voting at the polls was a genuine free-for all. State law prohibited poll workers from checking the identity of prospective voters. No voter registration cards were required. Voting could take place in any precinct, whether registered there or not.The solution? 100% vote by mail.Yup - the total number of ballots cast is going up, and the quality of the votes is going down.I guess the theory is quantity vs. quality.In my community the outcome of an election can easily be predicted by using a couple of very simple methods.· Count election posters and yard signs. The candidate with the most signs wins.· The snappiest campaign slogan wins· The apparent ethnicity of the candidate’s name. Good old American sounding names win.Here is an example: The local City Council race has Larson pitted against CruzLarson has thousands of signs vs. hundreds by Cruz.Larson’s campaign slogan is “Guarding your rights -saving your money.”Surname: Good old boy vs. “Foreigner.”Larson is an unemployed (and unemployable) recluse without documented secondary education.Cruz is an articulate community leader with considerable education and sheepskins from renowned universities.Larson has been openly ridiculed by the local newspaper as a loose cannon, a slanderer, and a general crackpot.Cruz has the overwhelming endorsement of the business community, and the (politically Liberal) newspaper.In a recent public meeting, Larson attempted to use an overhead transparency projector by placing a book on the glass. He was genuinely surprised when the screen suddenly went black. Even turning the book over didn’t improve matters. He accused the meeting sponsors of sabotage and conspiracy.Larson will win the election.I genuinely believe that drafting public officials by lottery would be preferable to our reliance upon our brain-dead neighbors, and the public servants they select.
Here is an Update: In the next election for Governor it was a rematch: Rossi vs. Gregoire II. this time the Liberal machine had
Uncle Joe was right.