“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, February 29, 2008

"Green".....the new "hippie"

There's a reason we live in the 21st Century....and disposable diapers is it....

Cloth diapers may sound old school, but actually they're making a comeback, especially here in Austin, where the green movement is going strong.

Berdina Madden's daughter wears cloth diapers, but when she first heard about them, she had her doubts.

“In the old days, you have this image of women changing disgusting diapers and bleaching them,” she said.

Maybe we have this image of disgusting dirty diapers because dirty diapers are disgusting! You'd think hippies would have gotten enough of the communal, earthy life-style back in the sixties, but I guess their drug-induced stupor keeps them from remembering it.

The green movement is the new smelly-hippie movement. Even incense and petchouli can't disguise the smell of this.

Hat tip Fark.

I am woman...feel sorry for me

As we know, the Clintons will stop at nothing in their quest for political power. Apparently this includes playing the gender card...

In an interview with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden to air on this evening's "Nightline," Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says it's tougher for her to run as a woman than it is for her male opponent.

Asked why she thinks so many women may be feeling sorry for her, Clinton said, "I think a lot of women project their own feelings and their lives onto me, and they see how hard this is. It's hard. It's hard being a woman out there. It is obviously challenging with some of the things that are said that are not even personal to me so much as they are about women.

"And I think women just sort of shake their head," Clinton continued. "My friends do. They say, 'Oh, my gosh, this is so hard.' Well, it's supposed to be hard. I'm running for the hardest job in the world. No one has ever done this. No woman has ever won a presidential primary before I won New Hampshire. This is hard. And I don't expect any sympathy, I don't expect any kind of, you know, allowances or special privileges, because I knew what I was getting myself into.

"Every so often I just wish that it were a little more of an even playing field," she said, "but, you know, I play on whatever field is out there."

It hasn't been hard for Hillary. Decades ago, she hitched her wagon to Bill Clinton and with little or no effort at all, rode him all the way to where she is today, including her carpet-bagged Senate seat in New York. I realize the media template is that white men have it made in the world, like we have a secret society with hand-shakes and buried treasure and we always take care of each other to the exclusion of everybody else. Well, I'm sick of it! Everybody has obstacles on their chosen path and the point is to overcome them, not whine about them being there. Education, relentless dedication, and working harder than everybody else is what levels the playing field...correction, those things tip the playing field in your favor, regardless of your race or gender.

Hillary, who's had it easier than anybody other than Little Lord Fauntleroy, the boy who would be king....Al Gore, playing the race card is the mother of all absurdities. I think this is the death throe of a truly desperate candidate who sees the agony of defeat in her near future.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


The catch-all term "climate change" replaced the restrictive term "global warming", once clever environmentalists realized that the Earth was actually cooling, and that they couldn't scare everybody with dire warming predictions any more. Any thinking person over the age of 6 could tell you that the Sun plays the single biggest role in determining the temperature on Earth. Well this report ought to pretty much put the final nail in the coffin of the whole Earth in the lurch panic...

...Now there is word that all four major global temperature tracking outlets have released data showing that temperatures have dropped significantly over the last year. California meteorologist Anthony Watts says the amount of cooling ranges from 65-hundredths of a degree Centigrade to 75-hundreds of a degree.

That is said to be a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years. It is reportedly the single fastest temperature change ever recorded — up or down.

Some scientists contend the cooling is the result of reduced solar activity — which they say is a larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases.

Before this, the whole environmentalists schtick was to scare you into letting them take control of your lives and choices. Now, how will Al Gore and his mindless followers in the druidical church of modern environmentalism plan to regulate the Sun?

Your guess is as good as mine but I've no doubt they'll try.

Prison overcrowding milestone

The Washington Post featured an article on an incarceration milestone that we've reached in America...

More than one in 100 adults Americans is in jail or prison, an all-time high that is costing state governments nearly $50 billion a year, in addition to more than $5 billion spent by the federal government, according to a report released today.

The ballooning prison population is largely the result of tougher state and federal sentencing imposed since the mid-1980s. Minorities have been hit particularly hard: One in nine black men age 20 to 34 is behind bars. For black women age 35 to 39, the figure is one in 100, compared with one in 355 white women in the same age group.

---Minorities have been hit particularly hard---

This passive aspect to statistic reporting caught my eye because the implication is that the minorities had absolutely nothing to do with their own incarceration rate. That's like saying drug addicts have been hit particularly by drug addiction. More men are in prison because they are the perps in a majority of crime. Likewise, monorities are overrepresented in prisons, not because white cops target blacks for arrest, as Al Sharpton would have you believe, but because that community commits most of the crimes.

How many times do I have to say it? Race has nothing to do with it, behaviour has everything to do with it.

To be fair, he also added this with which I happen to agree...

"On the other hand, there are large numbers of people behind bars who could be supervised in the community safely and effectively at a much lower cost -- while also paying taxes, paying restitution to their victims, and paying child support."

He's right but campaign-savvy politicians like to claim they are "tough on crime" every election cycle because it gets them votes, and if they don't pass legislation such as the ridiculous "3-strikes" law, their opponents will hold it against them in the next election.

Violent criminals and child molesters deserve whatever human-warehousing horrors are visited upon them in prison. I couldn't care less what happens to these scum. Small-time hoods, druggies, purse snatchers, flashers, peeping toms, gropers, conservative bloggers, etc...these people don't need to be in prison. Their upkeep costs society more than their crimes cost society and they aren't really a threat to anybody except liberals' self-esteem in the case of right-wing bloggers.

They could dump 30% of the prison population back onto the streets and violent crime would remain constant. That money could be better spent on prison rehab/training programs and parole monitoring for those let out. Or better yet, just cut our taxes by that much.

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

Of course this week Ann eulogizes the great William F. Buckley by recounting some his famous exchanges with liberals over the years. Very entertaining for a eulogy. It makes me want to go out and buy a book or two by WFB. Go to Ann's web page and read the whole thing.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley--R.I.P.

There's some sad news today...

NEW YORK (AP) -- Author and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. has died at age 82.

His assistant Linda Bridges says Buckley died Wednesday morning at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.

Buckley became famous for his intellectual political writings in his magazine, the National Review.

I've been reading William F. Buckley's columns for years. His insight and analysis played not a small role in shaping my political opinions today. He's considered the father of the traditional conservative movement. And I imagine he was horrified at what the republican party had become....big-spending, politically correct nanny-Staters. He's probably relieved to not have the burden of that frustration any more.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

First the water, then the whiskey

As a native Georgian, this is particularly funny to me. Drought stricken Georgia, having run out of water options other than rain-dances, cloud seeding, and divining rods, has decided that the northern border with Tennessee was drawn 1 mile too far south and they want to change it back. You see, the huge Tennessee River flows within a half mile of the Georgia/Tenn. line in Chattanooga. Georgia intends to tap the river and build a water pipeline down to Atlanta. Chattanooga mayor Ron Littlefield says, "Not so fast" between chuckles. He then wrote this proclamation to make peace with Georgia....


WHEREAS, it has come to pass that the heavens are shut up and a drought of Biblical proportions has been visited upon the Southern United States, and

WHEREAS, the parched and dry conditions have weighed heavily upon the State of Georgia and sorely afflicted those who inhabit the Great City of Atlanta, and

WHEREAS, the leaders of Georgia have assembled like the Children of Israel in the desert, grumbled among themselves and have begun to cast longing eyes toward the north, coveting their neighbor’s assets, and

WHEREAS, the lack of water has led some misguided souls to seek more potent refreshment or for other reasons has resulted in irrational and outrageous actions seeking to move a long established and peaceful boundary, and

WHEREAS, it is deemed better to light a candle than curse the darkness, and better to offer a cool, wet kiss of friendship rather than face a hot and angry legislator gone mad from thirst, and

WHEREAS, it is feared that if today they come for our river, tomorrow they might come for our Jack Daniels or George Dickel,

NOW THEREFORE, In the interest of brotherly love, peace, friendship, mutual prosperity, citywide self promotion, political grandstanding and all that,

I Ron Littlefield, Mayor of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee,

Do hereby Proclaim that Wednesday, February 27, 2008 shall be known as

“Give Our Georgia Friends a Drink Day”

How humiliating for the Atlanta politicians to have the mayor of Chattanooga publically mock and ridicule them....I love it! It's their own fault for allowing absolutely unlimited growth in Atlanta for the past 40 years when they don't have the resources to support it. They have a single source of water...Lake Lanier, which, as you can see from the picture, is mostly dry. I guess Hotlanta won't necessarily remain the Southern Mecca it used to be.

Nanny State II

You know that partial list, I gave in the previous post, of things the government busy-bodies want to ban or control in your personal lives? Well, add rubber bull's testicles to that list.

A controversial Virginia lawmaker is trying to introduce new legislation to ban rubber testicles from being fitted to the back of trucks.

Lionel Spruill, known for his failed attempt in 2005 to ban baggy pants, says the motivation for his latest idea came from a constituent.

The man complained that he had been left speechless when his six-year-old daughter spotted a pair and asked him what they were.

Truck drivers who sport fake testicles on the back of their vehicles would risk a $250 fine under his proposal.

"They're offensive to some folks," said Mr Spruill, a Chesapeake Democrat. "It's OK to express yourself, but citizens have the right not to be subjected to something vulgar."

...citizens have the right not to be subjected to something vulgar.

No they don't. Where in the Constitution does it say that? People have a right to pursue happiness, and unless you can somehow construe that a brief, visual encounter with rubber testicles prevents that pursuit, then not only are you a sniveling, self-righteous do-gooder who deserves the mockery, ridicule, and scorn of all freedom-loving Americans, but you're a sponge on the American taxpayer.....I mean in worse ways than all politicians are sponges.

The nanny state endangers us all....for the greater good

Here's how insane the global-warming hoax has gotten. Al Gore would have you seriously endanger your family in order to fight a menace that is purely a figment of his imagination...

If a bulb breaks, get children and pets out of the room. Ventilate the room. Never use a vacuum -- even on a rug -- to clean up a compact fluorescent light. Instead, while wearing rubber gloves, use stiff paper such as index cards and tape to pick up pieces, then wipe the area with a wet wipe or damp paper towel. If there are young children or pregnant woman in the house, consider cutting out the piece of carpet where the bulb broke. Use a glass jar with a screw top to contain the shards and clean-up debris.

“We found some very high levels (of mercury), even after we tried a number of clean-up techniques," said Mark Hyland, Maine director of the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management. During several of the experiments, for example, he said mercury in the air was more than 100 times levels considered safe even after a floor was cleaned. He said such levels would quickly decline if the room were ventilated and people followed their tips.

If trace amounts of mercury are rumored to be in the fish-sticks at the school cafeteria, hysterical parents demand the school close and the lunch-room decontaminated, yet in the name of environmentalism, they force you to install expensive, dangerous mercury vapor filled bulbs in your home. You see the hypocricy don't you? With liberals, it's not about the environment or even the health of our children. It's about them controlling every facet of our lives in every possible way. They'll try to take your cigarettes, your whole milk, your pleasure devices, your guns, your full-flush toilets, your CO2 producing gas grill, the Salvia in your garden, your incandescent bulbs, your junk food, your SUVs, the competitive sports your kids play, your right to spank your kid, and even the right to set your home thermostat how ever you like. Liberals want to control your life because you live it differently than they want you to, and they'll use the phony fear of global warming and the power of the federal government to enforce their idiotic way of life upon the rest of us. If that means exposing your children to toxic levels of mercury, that's a small price to pay....that is as long as it's your kids who're exposed and not theirs.

America slouches

Expectant mother Jamie Lynn Spears has passed her GED and is looking forward to college, reports People.com. The 16-year-old star of "Zoey 101" is said to have taken her high school equivalency exam about a month ago -- scoring well on reading comprehension.

Seriously? This passes for news now? Who gives a crap that a dumb, knocked-up, hillbilly tramp got her GED?

Terrorists, immigration, the economy, the election, gas prices, all continue to shape our lives in profound ways, yet one of the Spears hayseed clan doing the bare minimun to graduate high school makes the news. THIS is why America is in cultural decline and her future is in jeopardy. I'll bet more Americans can tell you that Jamie Lynn got a GED than can tell you 2 of the 4 remaining candidates running for president...(not including Nader and other sundry nutjobs).

Monday, February 25, 2008

Gun buy-back programs.....utter failures

In liberal Oakland recently, the police, in an effort to placate the rabid anti-gun nuts, held another idiotic gun buy-back event. (I'm told that the money comes not from taxes but from siezed money from criminals.) You could bring any gun you wanted down and the cops would give you $250 and ask no questions. And that's not even the ridiculous part....the guns were supposed to be melted down and made into a statue of peace of some sort, no doubt to appease the sniveling, penny loafer wearing elitists who envision a strife-free, social utopia in which violence exists only in the minds of us Alabama neanderthals.

If I'm a serial murderer, I would love no questions asked buy-back programs. The cops would thoughtfully destroy the evidence of my latest crimes and I could use the money to buy a new guns that have no ballistics history for the cops to trace. Getting guns off the street sounds like a good idea but it's not like taking Percodans out of a bowl at Farrah Fawcetts house. It's not a closed system. New guns are available to replace the old ones. New guns that shoot straighter. Besides the statistics show that only 1 out of every 60,000 lawfully owned hand-guns is ever used in a crime so the efficiency numbers are kind of thin. Buy-back programs only serve to make some people defenseless when they weren't before, and give the murderers a down-payment toward a purchase of new weapons.

"But Ed" you whine, "what about the drug addicts and mental folks? Do you want them walking around armed? Isn't it better if they show up to turn in a gun?"

Sure, but for $250, what do you think a crack-head or a psycho would do to get a gun if he didn't already have one. He'd break into your house, shoot you with yours and then sell it to the cops for $250 with which he'd buy more crack. The cops would ask no questions and melt down the weapon that killed you to make an ironic monument to peace and your murder would remain unsolved. The next day, they'd bust the crack dealer who sold your murderer his crack and seize his money to fund another gun buy-back program, whereupon the crackheads and psychos would go out into the suburbs, where you live, looking for guns.

I like to call that the Circle of Stupidity.

From boom to bust in 2 years

For all you Europhilic liberals who adore Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and think Euro-style socialism is good, read this article and then convince me socialism anything but a complete and total disaster...

Venezuela has adopted an unprecedented system of food rationing similar to the ration cards used in Cuba, after several months of food shortages that have caused popular discontent.

The Ministry of Nutrition announced last week that beneficiaries of the government's food distribution program would only be allowed one purchase a day. The amount of food allocated to each family would be based on a ''social study'' the government performed, it said.

According to Asdrubal Chávez, President Hugo Chávez's cousin and the coordinator for [the program], the distribution centers will now keep a registry of families shopping at each center to ensure that no home receives a ''surplus'' of staple products.

Under the new rationing system, government distribution centers will open at 8 a.m. and each customer will be given a control number that will allow him to shop for food that day. The customer will also fill out a registry card with his name, ID number and the products and quantities to be purchased.

When you control the price of food, you create huge shortages. When you control the price of health care(like Hillary wants to do) you'll create huge shortages of that too. Is that what you dumb liberals want?
Hillary, Obama, and the democrat party want to push America ever closer to this form of society, and all you people can do is fawn and drool over a black guy or a woman being CiC.....what disappointments you must be to your parents!

When government, not the free market, controls the availability of ANY good or service, you wind up like this woman. She's looking for food in Venezuela, once South America's bread basket, but it could be you looking for medicine if democrats gets elected.

Hat tip to MiamiHerald.

Just shut-up and act!

How many boring, meaningless Hollywood awards shows are there now? There are at least 8 that can think of...Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Tonis, SAG, American Music, Peoples' Choice, etc...the list is long and nauseating. It seems like vapid, Hollywood glitterpigs can't dream up enough excuses to fawn and drool all over themselves and each other. And disappointingly, celebrity-obsessed Americans can't seem to get enough of it. More Americans can tell you the last time Britney exposed her privates than can name the Secretary of State. They can tell you the birth-weights of J.Lo's twins sooner than the world price of a barrel of crude oil. They can tell you their favorite American Idol contestant, but good luck if you ask them to find Canada on a map of North America.

Celebrities' value to me is two-fold....they are fun, easy targets for ridicule, and some of them entertain me when I have nothing better to do, nothing else. Their grandiose "political positions" are vacuous and irrelevant to me and their preachy, arrogant self-importance annoys me. Just because some dumb Americans deify them, they seem to forget that they are nothing but highly paid court jesters. In reality they are pompous, drug-addled narcissists whose opinions are no more or less important than anybody elses. For these reasons I can't watch Hollywood awards shows. I don't care what they're wearing, who they have to thank, or what they have to say. The fact that a movie ticket is like $9 irritates the crap out of me, especially when I know that there's going to be a decidedly leftward political slant in the movie.

Tell me I'm not the only one who couldn't care less about Hollywood awards shows.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Rare Saturday post

Nicki over at LibertyZone posted this article on her site and I thought it might resonate with you guys. It's written by a grad of NIU who pretty much hits the nail on the head in explaining what's wrong with these crazy kids who shoot up schools, and with society in general...

"I am drained from these shootings, the feeling of helplessness they bring, the fear they create which hangs over every campus like a dark cloud, and the net cast out for causes which always comes back empty of solutions. Instead, it is filled only with speculation, blaming everything from video games to guns to the lack of legally concealed firearms to mental illness to Godlessness to the Internet. Shooters share three traits: they are unhappy, they blame others for their unhappiness, and they don't know how to express or deal with their problems within socially acceptable norms. It's not just shootings among youth that's on the rise; it's drug use, alcoholism and violence in general. More and more, our children are growing up in a culture of irresponsibility and blame (as an educator I have witnessed this first- hand), and are being taught that their community is responsible for their unhappiness. They are not learning how to function
properly in their community or how to deal with their shortcomings. Whatever we do, little ears are listening, little eyes watching, and little minds forming. If you lose the Presidential election, the other guy cheated; 26,000 Patriots fans are contesting the Super Bowl, blaming inaccurate timekeeping for the loss; when schools punish student misbehavior, parents intervene by threatening to sue and schools renege; the most influential Presidential candidate plagiarizes and shrugs it off; simple games like tag are being outlawed because some students aren't as skilled as others. The erroneous message is that you don't have to learn to function within your community; rather, the community will change to cater to your needs and whims. In an increasingly complex world we are robbing our children of the tools they need to cope. The battles I fought on the playground and in school built my character, enabled me to deal with my shortcomings, and prepared me to face the realities of life and disappointment, leading to my successes. It is our culture to where we need to turn our studies to find a solution to shootings. An exceptional response strategy is not the solution. NIU taught us that; they are to be commended on their strategy and quick response but even that proved ineffective to stop bloodshed. I don't know if this statement will make a difference or circulate; I only know that I had to make it."

He's right, it's not a matter of passing the right law or even of public policy in general that's going to fix this. It's got to start with how we raise our kids. My 14 year old son is reading this as I write it, and I just explained to him how his trying, failing, and trying again, in essence his failures, provide the best life lessons. It's easy to be happy and have high self-esteem when you're winning and succeeding. Show me a kid who knows how to fail, and I'll show you a kid who will never shoot up a school.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Killing children Americans won't kill

I'm sure you heard about the driver who hit a bus filled with children in Minnesota the other day. Well, it turns out she was an illegal alien...

Authorities have confirmed that the the driver of the van that struck the school bus that killed 4 students on Tuesday is an illegal alien.
Officials at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement are checking to see where she came from and how long she’s been in Minnesota. FOX 9 has also learned that the name she gave to police, Alainiss Morales, is an alias.

Minneapolis is a sactuary city where police aren't allowed to inquire about immigration status, enforce immigration laws, or even wear vests that say "Police" on them for fear it might scare or otherwise intimidate the poor illegals.

As Jerry Rivers(Geraldo Rivera's real name) would say, "It's not an immigration problem, it's a driving problem." What an embicile! Any first year law student could tell you the assignment of guilt can be measured by this question: but for this persons actions, would the tragedy have otherwise happened? Clearly, the answer is no. If Minneapolis had not been a sanctuary city, it's likely that this person would not have been driving around in the first place.

Pro-amnesty loons like to point to cheap yard services and affordable berries and lettuce but this is the unmentioned cost of unchecked illegal immigration....dead loved ones.

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eyes wide shut

Having failed, and I mean miserably, to convince thinking Americans to join the modern environmental collective, zealots are utilizing hysterically farcical scare tactics to goad citizens into believing that anthropogenic global warming is something other than an insidious hoax...

As climate change warms the nation, giant Burmese pythons could colonize one-third of the USA, from San Francisco across the Southwest, Texas and the South and up north along the Virginia coast, according to U.S. Geological Survey maps released Wednesday.

Did you get that? ...could colonize... And if frogs had wings, they could jump without bumping their asses. And if democrats had any brains, they could vote republican. And if your Uncle Bob had boobs, he could go by Aunt Betty.

People, you really have to scrutinize every single news story you read or hear for bias. Far too many Americans naively take news presentations at face value and believe what they read without filtering it through their B.S. detector. This is a perfect example of a news orgainzation running a scare peice to force acceptance of liberal dogma....don't be a lemming!

The mindless Cult of Obama

You'd better make ready the vomit bucket before you read any further...

BALTIMORE — Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings has held elected office for more than a quarter-century, so he's seen his fair share of politicians come and go.

"This is not a campaign for president of the United States, this is a movement to change the world," he said as he introduced Obama last week in Baltimore.

"He walks into a room and you want to follow him somewhere, anywhere," George Clooney told talk show host Charlie Rose.

"I'll do whatever he says to do," actress Halle Berry said to the Philadelphia Daily News. "I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear."

We're used to dumb, liberal democrats saying idiotic things about their candidates but this is starting to move into the absurd now.

"Mindless democrat drones. Prove your slavish devotion to me and go jump off that cliff over there."

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

This week Ann explains why J.Mac's reprehensible campaign-finance-reform bill with ultra-liberal goob Russ Feingold prevents another Ronald Reagan from ever running for office. Instead we are stuck choosing from among several bad candidates ranging from tepid at best to wretched at worst. Go to HumanEvents and read her article. Insightful and sarcastic as always.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Hand of Obama

Did you see this picture on Drudge today? According to the MSM, you'd think Obama was the embodiment of Christ himself. Turn this image into watercolor and you'd have Michelangelo's "The Hand of God". That's certainly the message of this picture.

Stupid cult-obsessed liberals...I swear!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's about time!

Well this is some good news...

HAVANA (AP) - Ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying in a letter published in online official media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.

Here's Fidel relaxing in his favorite chair, waiting patiently for his long overdue, one-way train trip to hell.

Hard to please

It is embarrassing to me that the wife of a major presidential candidate had this to say about the country she supposedly loves...

“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “because it feels like hope is making a comeback.”

Nothing, nothing makes her proud? Let's see, her adult life started in 1982. She finds no pride in America feeding and clothing the world in every crisis? Not in America rescuing countries from oppression, misery, and despair? Not in America leading the world in lifesaving medicine, technology, and science? Not in America providing the opportunities for two black people(Barak and Michelle) to obtain Harvard law degrees and go on to wildly successful and lucrative careers?

No, it takes her husband's vacuous, popularity-fueled, smoke-and-mirrors candidacy for President to make her proud of America? Who in the hell wants a woman that narcissistic and contemptible as First Lady? Not me....and unless you are a retarded socialist, not you either.

Gun-free zone menaced by gunman

Once again we were treated over the weekend to the tragic news of a disturbed kid shooting up a college campus in Northern Illinois...

Shortly after 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, tragedy struck the campus of Northern Illinois University. A gunman entered a class in Cole Hall, shooting and killing five NIU students and injuring 18 other students before taking his own life.

I guess that kid didn't hear about the gun-free zone on campus. Of course the MSM will bleat and sniffle about how stricter gun-control laws would have prevented this tragedy. Illinois has some of the toughest gun laws in the country....and some of the stupidest. When are these people going to learn that gun-free zones only makes defenseless victims out of everybody? How many parents of those 23 dead or injured kids do you think would have objected to one trained, armed student taking action in that classroom? It's a rhetorical question because the answer obviously is ZERO!

The tragedy is that there are no laws mandating gun-free zones. These "zones" are contrived by politically correct, bureaucrat loons because it makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside to imagine a world where peace, harmony, hemp, and petchouli abound. The reality is that there are nuts out there who mean us harm and disarming ourselves makes us easy victims.

If you are a sniveling, liberal, anti-gun moron, then show how stridently you believe in gun-control by placing a sign in your front yard this Friday or Saturday night that reads, "This house is proud to be a gun-free zone". Then see how long into the night your lives last.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Steroids in Congress??

In the wake of the congressional hearings, we have learned through the George Mitchell report that baseball players have been using steroids. Roger Clemens, accused of participating in this practice, and of using human growth hormones, was the poster boy of this circus. The US government has wasted probably $20 million on this investigation. To uncover what? That Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds used drugs to inflate their muscles. Now there's a finding worthy of the cash spent. I hope that the youth of this country all now know that steroids are bad. Is that what this was about?
I taped and watched the hearings. It is apparent to me that Brian McNamee is a crooked scummy ex-policeman that should never be trusted. He lied and admitted he lied, then he appeared to lie some more. Roger Clemens is getting bad advice or may be suffering some ill efects from the HGH/steroids he didn't take. Why would the Rocket put himself in front of this steamroller?
The hearing went along party lines as expected. The Democrats loved and doted on McNamee, while attacking and hating on Clemens. The Republicans did the opposite, as expected. In my opinion, niether side gained anything out of this. If these guys took steroids so be it. Let baseball deal with it not Congress. Sorry, but in my mind they should have a few bigger fish to fry (war in Iraq; illegal immigration issues; economy; just to name a few). I am tired of our elected officials grandstanding and parading around telling us what they are doing for us instead of just truly doing something for us. The longer this electoral cock walk continues the sicker I become.
Is it next to eliminate the post race victory kiss at all NASCAR events, or do we now have to have equal opportunity and have kisees by same sex partners, multi cultural kisses, etc. Stop the madness and focus on the true problems we have. Lets look at the depleting energy sources and try to rectify that a little; lets look at our economy and try to see what can be done to correct a downfall before it happens; lets look at other true problems facing this world and lets let baseball be baseball.

Smoke on the Water

Otherwise entitled: Peace and Love Hamas style.

Once again those peace loving Muslims have added to their long list of destruction.

The YMCA in Jerusalem was looted and burned. The Hamas terrorists came in and confiscated everything they wanted, leaving only Christian books and YMCA pamphlets. They then "burned the place to the ground". Their angry retort was that the only thing the YMCA was there for was to introduce christianity to their kids. So much for fellowship and cardio-vascular advances by working out. I guess in the Middle East, one only needs to be equipped to throw a grenade or to run into a market full of women with a bomb strapped to your chest. So much for live and let live. So much for all we need is love.
The days of buying the world a Coke are long gone and have been replaced by a time when, if not careful, one will get to meet the Spirit in the Sky, sooner than they think.
I have no problem with the Hamas' dissatisfaction with the YMCA. I have a huge problem with their actions. These folks need to learn that there are others occupying the Gaza strip with them and they had better learn to play fair. Or maybe someone will decide to retaliate and blow up some Hamas athletic club. Further sending the region into chas and into a fitness balck hole. I hear that Gold's Gym is looking into the area for expansion, so theres still hope.


Ladies and gentlemen, readers of the Right Rant. I apologize for being derelict in my duty. Ed was out of town and requested that I post a few articles. I posted once, but failed to be in the office enough, at my computer, to send out the other 3 that I wrote. I hope all had a great weekend and look forward to our discussions as we move forward. I will be out of town most of the week, so I will be attempting to get in and kep up via hotel machines, etc.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

World Peace

Robin Williams is NUTS, but you gotta love him.
"I see a lot of people yelling for peace, but I haven't heard of a plan for peace. So here goes..." words spoken by the afore mentioned Mr. Williams.
His comments go: " The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past and present. You know Hitler,Mussolini,Stalin, Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic,Hussein, and the rest of those good ole boys. We will never "interfere "again.
Secondly, we will withdraw our troops from all over the world, sarting with Germany, South Koea, the Middle East, and the Phillipines. They don't want us there. We will station troops at our borders. No one allowed snealing through holes in fences anymore. All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs in order and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After that,the remainder will br gathered up and deported - immediately! Regardless of whom or where they are. They're illegal!! France will welcome them.
All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days, without special permit. No one from a terrorist nation will be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself, and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need anymore cab drivers or 7-11 clerks. No foreign students over 21. Grades will be calculated. they will attend classes. If a D is made it is good-bye!. The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient, energy-wise. This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy, as well as drilling of oil in the Alaskan Wilderness. The caribou will be forced to cope for a while. We will offer Saudi Arabia and the other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for oil. If they don't like it, we can go someplace else. They can try to sell their product elsewhere as well. After a week of no sales, their storage sites will be filled, and they will come to us. If there is famine or natural catastrophe in the world we will not "interfere". They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement, or whatever they need. Besides most everything we give them is stolen by or given to the local army anyway. The people who need it don't get it.
Ship the UN headquarters to an isolated island someplace. We don't need the spies or the fait-weather friends. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.
All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "uglyAmericans" any longer. The language we speak is ENGLISH... learn it... or LEAVE... Now, isnt that a winner of a plan?
The Stautue of Liberty is no longer saying "give me your tired, your poor, you huddled masses." She has a baseball bat and is yelling"Do you want a piece of me?"
By the way, Robins shirt is Arabic, and says "I Love New York". !!!
Thoughts, comments, Ideas.........

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Out of the office

Blogger's note: There will be light posting for the next few days. I have to go out of town until probably Tuesday and may not have access to regular web time. In my absence, Reid will be throwing up some stuff that strikes his fancy from time to time....don't go easy on him. Otherwise consider this an open thread and discuss anything you like. It's always nice to have a lively debate here like the other day, so if you enjoyed participating or just watching, tell your friends about TRR and remind them to stop by once in a while and join in the discussion.

Thanks, Ed

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

This week Ann explains her dislike of Johnny Mac. Go to Ann's site and read the article if you are curious about her objections.

Snoopy wins!!!

I'm about as familiar with dog breeds as Rosie O'Donnel is with salads, but I have to say, this beagle is a fine looking dog! My wife is always saying if we ever get a dog, she wants a beagle....if it's one like this, then OK.

Obama's candidacy serves a purpose

Alert reader Freedom2Learn wrote in with this comment concerning the candidacy of Barak Obama and the politics of race...

Today I saw our governor (PA-Rendell) made a comment about how he thought a lot of people in PA wouldn't vote for Obama because of race. I thought that a few months ago - not anymore.

Right you are F2L. Obama's wins in Iowa and Maine, arguably the "whitest" states around, prove that white racism doesn't play a defining role in American politics any more. Moreover, to the dismay of black politicians and democrats in general, when blacks stop thinking of themselves as members of a group and start thinking of themselves as individuals, the democrat party will forever lose it's stranglehold on the black vote. If Obama's success in "white America" accomplishes nothing else, it'll show blacks that they have nothing to fear from whites such that they need the protection of the democrat party to keep them safe and provide for them. They'll see that Barak and Michelle Obama have gotten famously educated with Harvard Law degrees, become individually successful without help from the government and are wildly popular with plenty of whites. Hopefully we're turning a page in race relations and blacks will start viewing themselves as individuals, not as members of a race collective who must vote democrat to keep the evil republicans at bay.

I disagree with Obama's positions on just about every issue, but his candidacy portends good things for America looking forward.

Chris Matthews.....giddy school girl

Giddy school girl Chris Matthews leapt yesterday from the ridiculous over to the absurd when after listening to a Barak Obama speech he giggled this...

I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment.

"I felt a thrill up my leg". Are you freaking kidding me? Chris Matthews is officially one of those silly women who feel all tingly in those tingly areas when ever Obama talks, that I posted about below. If after reading this, any of you ever take seriously political reporting by the main-stream media again, then you must have removed your helmet on the playground one too many times as a clumsy child and you don't deserve to be allowed to vote. How does this guy keep his job as a reporter? Oh yeah, it's because he's a liberal. If a conservative journalist rooted for a candidate this way, he'd be canned the next day.

I just reread Chris's remarks and now I feel like a shower.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

As deep as a bird-bath

What did I tell you people months ago? Barak Obama's support amounts to little more than a cult of personality and the screaming thigh sweats...

College Park, Maryland - You can see it in their flushed-face smiles and hear it in their screams. They say the phenomenon is difficult to describe, but once they experience it they tell their friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and they come back for more if they can.

"He's very charismatic. It was a 'you-had-to-be-there' kind of experience," said Lolita Breckenridge, 37, after hearing Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama address a packed rally at the University of Maryland on Monday.

"Not too much of the speech was new to me," she admitted. "But hearing him live..." she trailed off, shaking her head and grinning.

He did not flinch when women screamed as he was in mid-sentence, and even broke off once to answer a female's cry of "I love you Obama!" with a reassuring: "I love you back."

I apologize to those of you who just vomited on your keyboard. I should have warned you to grab a trash can, a co-workers lunch-box, or something.

I have two fears going into the general phase of the election: the mainstream media will never ask Obama a difficult question, such as name one accomplishment of yours besides getting yourself elected to congress 2 short years ago. They will have fallen under his charismatic spell like a bunch of Katie Curic's slobbering all over the Clintons. Giddy school girl Chris Matthews even described his campaign as "New Testament stuff"---as if he's Jesus Christ or something.

The second fear is that these same mindless women who felt swept off their feet by Bill Clinton(or wish they'd been felt by Bill Clinton), will feel the same for Obama, and deliver the White House to him regardless of the fact that he's the most unqualified, and therefor dangerous, person to have ever run for the office of President. I used the term mindless because these voters go purely on feelings and never THINK about what's best for them, their families and businesses, and for the country.

Seriously..."...flushed faces", "...screams of 'I love you Obama'...", "...the phenomenon is difficult to describe". These silly women are aroused by Obama. It's the Bill Clinton phenomenon all over again, only not as bawdy.

Bush's global neighborhood

You're not going to believe this. The Bush administration wants to appropriate $1.4 billion of your tax dollars to stimulate the economy of, and strengthen southern border security for......wait for it........wait for it........MEXICO!!! It's called the Merida Initiative, and it plainly illustrates why Bush's approval numbers hover near single digits. Immigrants here, both legal and illegal, remit in the neighborhood of $20 billion USD anually to Mexico as it is. If that doesn't stimulate the Mexican economy, what would $1.4 billion do?

I know what you're thinking. "But Ed" you whine, "we either pay to help Mexico get on it's feet by improving it's economy and closing it's border with Central America, or we pay for it in the costs of illegal immigration to the US. It's one or the other."

Wrong you are! Bush should spend every cent on our border fence with Mexico and when our national sovereignty is intact, we'll worry about our neighbors' problems. Calderon actively encourages and enables his citizens to invade the US and to send US currency back. Raiding the US taxpayer coffers is Mexico's second largest industry after petroleum. With a smile, Bush gladly imports Mexico's poverty and dependence and they export our wealth. Unless you were learning to put condoms on cucumbers in government schools when you should have been in Civic Economics class, you'd know intuitively that importing poverty and exporting wealth is an unsustainable system.

Man, we cannot be rid of George Bush fast enough for me. My fear is that J.Mac won't be much of an improvement.

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.

Monday, February 11, 2008

It's about time...

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has charged six detainees at Guantanamo Bay with murder and war crimes in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks, it was announced Monday. Officials said they'll seek the death penalty in what would be the first trials under the terrorism-era military tribunal system.

Hopefully, these six of the 9/11 terrorists will soon be on their way to hell to join their friends at long last.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Johnny Mac takes a hard right turn

In case you missed it, here are the highlights of Johnny Mac's agenda for his putative administration, according to his speech at CPAC yesterday...

--Continue to carry the fight to the Islamic radicals and goons wherever we can get to them.
--Close the borders .. tight .. before any consideration is given as to what to do with the illegals who are already here.
--Not sign a bill with earmarks in it. ANY earmarks in it.
--Reduce the size of government.
--Not allow the expansion of entitlement programs
--Make the Bush tax cuts permanent
--Cut corporate tax rates.
--End AMT (alternative minimum tax)
--Develop free market solutions for health care, and respect for the right of free individuals to make choices for themselves.

Actually, that's not bad, not bad at all. Clearly he's tacking rightward to win over us conservatives who don't trust him. The question is will he follow through with the promises once he gets in office? If he sticks to this platform during the campaign, I don't see how he can fail to at least attempt it once he wins the presidency without shredding whatever integrity he has left.

I would add a couple of things such as, an immediate repeal of the unconstitutional McCain/Feingold campaign finance law, a decentralization of education away from Washington to the states, and a forceful public rebuke of any disastrous "global warming" remedies which hamstring or slow the US economy in any way.

Bottom line: if J.Mac campaigns on this conservative platform and details how he'll accomplish these things, then I will have no choice but to consider voting for him in November.

It's the sun, stupid!

If you are one of those global-warming alarmists who runs around with your panties in a twist worrying about rising sea levels, droughts, famine, and pestilence caused by my gas-guzzling SUV, then not only are you an idiot and deserve to be institutionalized, you are wrong too...

This article pretty fairly sums up what's acually happening in our solar system and why it's not heat you should be worried about. Go here and read the article. This is an exerpt...

Back in 1991, before Al Gore first shouted that the Earth was in the balance, the Danish Meteorological Institute released a study using data that went back centuries that showed that global temperatures closely tracked solar cycles.
To many, those data were convincing. Now, Canadian scientists are seeking additional funding for more and better "eyes" with which to observe our sun, which has a bigger impact on Earth's climate than all the tailpipes and smokestacks on our planet combined.
And they're worried about global cooling, not warming.
Kenneth Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada's National Research Council, is among those looking at the sun for evidence of an increase in sunspot activity.
Solar activity fluctuates in an 11-year cycle. But so far in this cycle, the sun has been disturbingly quiet. The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century.

Seriously, after reading this, you global-warming hippies will be wanting to put down the patchouli oil and hash pipe and go cut some firewood.

In dreadful public schools, indoctrination begins early

It's bad enough when schools indoctrinate our third graders with radical liberal dogma like blind acceptance of anthropogenic global warming or how to put condoms on cucumbers, but seizing the opportunity of a kid who likes womens' clothes to proselytize third graders into accepting alternative-lifestyle pedogogy is beyond abhorent...

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The issue of being transgender usually pops up with students in high school. However, a 3rd grade boy wants to dress as a girl and wants teachers and students to address him with a girl's name.

The student had attended this same school in years prior, but had left to go to classes in another district for about two years. The transgender student will be returning to what is the child's home school. Dave M. thinks classmates will recognize the change.

Teachers are planning to address the student by name instead of using he or she. The child will not use the regular boys or girls bathroom. Instead, two unisex bathrooms in the building will be made available. The school is handing out packets to parents who have questions. The packets contain information about people who are transgender.

If you are a discerning reader, you probably are asking yourself, why are they using the term "transgender" when the 9 year old did not have a sex change? Why aren't they using the term "transvestite" instead? Well, astute reader, I'll tell you...because transvestites are men who CHOOSE to wear womens' clothes, while the term "transgendered" implies that it's not a choice, but the person is trapped in the body of the opposite sex. The author of the article wants you to think that men who prance around in womens' clothes are comletely normal and they didn't choose to be cross-dressers.

This is in a public school people! Third graders being indoctrinated into believing that literally any perversion is the norm and should not only NOT be judged, but embraced.

Public school educators find absolutely nothing abnormal about this. Does this look normal to you?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Suicide voters?

In case you missed it, there's an idea floating around conservative circles in which republicans would vote for Hillary in the general election...these voters call themselves suicide voters. Here's the explanation: Just as suicide bombers give their actual lives for the greater good of Islam, republican voters would vote for Hillary rather than Johnny Mac, effectively giving up their political lives(for that election) for the greater good of the R party. To these people, and I might be included--I haven't decided yet, John McCain as President would do far more harm to the party than Hillary could ever do. The idea is to vote Hillary into office and then get out of the way and watch the Clintons do what they do best, deliver a solid republican majority to the House and Senate two years later in the mid-term elections. If McCain wins, that'll be possibly eight years of a liberal "republican" president shirking the Constitution with the help of liberal, democrat majorities in Congress. To conservatives, that's far more unpalatable than enduring 2 years of Clinton scandals. With a republican Congress and Hillary as President, there will be Washington gridlock for her remaining time in office--and you know how I love Washington gridlock. When there's gridlock in Washington, no laws get passed, when no laws get passed, none of our freedoms and liberties get taken away....so gridlock is good.

So we'll see if Hillary gets the nomination. It looks like Johnny Mac may already have his sown up. If that ends up being the pairing, we'll all have decisions to make in November. It's already been difficult to decide who to vote for in this election, so I wanted to add a wrinkle to compound the confusion a little. Good luck!

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

This week Ann lays out why a McCain presidency would be a bad choice for America and the republican party. Lest you've forgotten all the ways Johnny Mac stabbed our party in the back over the years, go here and read her article.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Reader Mail

Thoughtful reader F2L wrote in with this question: Ed - I would like your take on the fair tax if you would be so kind.
Is it really as simple as it sounds?

Why, yes it is freedom. That's the beauty of it. Let me break it down...

As you know, at every stage of production, there are taxes levied by the federal government. For instance, take a gallon of milk: The farmer pays taxes when he sells his milk to the bottler, the bottle manufacturer pays taxes when he sells his bottles to the bottler, the bottler pays taxes when he sells his bottles to the distributor, the distributor pays taxes when he sells his bottles of milk to the grocery store and so on. It's this way for every single product that ends up being sold as a retail product. Those federal taxes(or embedded taxes) average around 22-23% of the final retail price, since at each stage of production the cost of that tax is passed on the next stage. So you see, all these taxes are paid at the retail level by the consumer. No corporation, farmers, bottlers, etc pay those taxes, they are passed on to the retail consumer who pays them. So because of those onerous federal embedded taxes, the cost of business is 23% higher and the prices of goods at the retail level are 22-23% higher than they would be if there were no taxes.

As you've heard me whine about, the federal government seizes between 25-35% of our paychecks. So if your salary is $100K, you only keep about $65K, the government takes the rest.

Enter the Fair Tax. All federal taxes both embedded taxes and income taxes would go away to be replaced by one 23% consumption tax. No embedded taxes and no income taxes would be collected by the government. So you would take home all of your $100K salary.

"But Ed", you wonder, "won't the prices of everything go up by 23%?"

That's what opponents of the Fair Tax want you to think, but they are flat out lying to you. Without those embedded taxes, simple competition will quickly reduce the retail prices by 23%. Think about it. Milk is about $4.00/gallon. Grocer#1 could keep the price of milk at $4.00/gallon and we would pay $5 because of the consumption tax and the grocer would effectively double his profits. But grocer#2 down the street will rightly figure that he can sell way more milk than grocer#1 by dropping his price to say $3.50. Then people will stop buying milk at the other place. Grocer #1 will then be forced to reduce his price to $3.25 to reclaim his market share...and so on until milk is at $3.00/gallon, and plus the consumption tax comes to $4.00/gallon, or exactly where it was to start with.

The grocers still enjoy their previous profit on milk and consumers continue to pay the same prices for milk and other things.

With a consumption tax, there are no tax loopholes for people to wiggle through either. Even drug dealers, pimps, and lemosine liberals will pay their fair share of taxes because they consume just like everybody else.

In addition, because there are no federal embedded taxes, the cost of production drops by 23%, making the United States a tax haven for businesses. Then instead of American factories fleeing to China, Mexico, and Europe to escape the abusive federal tax burden, foreign compainies will be scrambling to build factories here in the US, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans.

By all estimates, there will be so much federal tax revenue generated by the Fair Tax that Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, you name the program....they'll all be permanently well funded.

But the best thing is you get to decide what to do with your money. Think of the savings account, the investments, the paid-off credit cards if you got to keep all of your paycheck.

One last thing, under the Fair Tax plan, every month or every quarter, each family will receive a pre-bate check from the federal government based on family size, that covers basic living expenses. The reasoning is that we should not be taxing the essential living necessities. So things like food, medicine, clothes, rent, gas, electric, etc will be paid for with that pre-bate check if you choose to use it for that.

With Mike Huckabee, a big Fair Tax proponent, still lingering around probably waiting to be Johnny Mac's running mate, the Fair Tax will get some attention. The more people learn about the huge possibilities the more excited they'll become and maybe we can motivate Congress to take some sort of action at least in that direction. Heaven knows we need to simplify the tax code if nothing else.

For more information buy the Fair Tax book or go here and check out the web site.

Hope that answered your question.

Shooting terrorists, now apparently inhumane

You probably saw this clip yesterday but if not, watch it and tell me what you think. Predictably, the Palestinians and their deranged sympathizers here in the US denounced the killing as inhumane. Of course being liberals, they said nothing about the terrorists' intent to slaughter innocent Israeli civilians, only whined about due process, civil liberties, and Geneva conventions. Apparently murdering Israeli civilians is fine but you're evil if you harm a Palestinian terrorist. My question is, was the killing of the terrorist justified? If you were the cop, would you have shot the guy?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

World Opinion

I know there are people all over the world who have stopped by TRR in the last few months and I would like to hear from you specifically. First, does the rest of the world care who ends up being our President? And second, if you do care, who do you want to win. Please state your country of origin along with your pick. A brief explanation of why you picked that person would be great.

You regulars are welcome to chime in too but my wife and I were discussing this morning who the world wants to win and why, so I thought I'd ask the question.

The Religion of Peace

For all you moral relativists who think Islam is a peaceful, respect-worthy religion that's getting a bad rap based on the actions of a few radicals, read this and then try to convince me Islam is anything but a despotic cult that thrives on human bondage and barbaric ritual...

The two sisters were found guilty of adultery – a capital crime in Islamic Iran – after the husband of one of the pair presented video evidence showing them in the company of other men while he was away.

"Branch 23 of the supreme court has confirmed the stoning sentence," said their lawyer, Jabbar Solati.

The penal court of Tehran province had already sentenced the two sisters identified only as Zohreh, 27, and Azar (no age given) to stoning, the daily said.

Mr Solati explained that the two sisters had initially been tried for "illegal relations" and received 99 lashes. However in a second trial they were convicted of "adultery".

Adultry? For standing in the general vicinity of a man, not your husband? Are you kidding me?

99 lashes and then stoned to death...so much for double-jeopardy laws. And why was the sister convicted? She didn't commit "adultery" against anybody. Boy, that's some great world religion that Islam.

All you liberal feminists who sit on your hands and say nothing each time something like this happens because it's not nice to criticize somebody elses religion, you should be a little less critical of the US because this would be you in Iran. And if you opened your yap, you'd be that poor woman above.

Who's it gonna be?

It's Super-Duper Tuesday people and it's time to vote. A couple of thoughts....

-Don't believe the polls. They're notoriously wrong.

-Most states are also electing delegates for the nominating conventions assigned by % of the popular vote, so even if your candidate is behind, don't think your vote doesn't still count for something. His percentage of the vote will affect the delegate assignments at the electoral college.

-I showed up this morning at 7:05 at my polling station and had to publically request a ballot by announcing whether I was voting R or D. I don't care who knows how I vote, but I thought it was kind of strange because it's supposed to be private.

-Don't be a single-issue voter.

-Wear your "I voted" sticker proudly all day and encourage your coworkers to vote. If you're a stay-at-home mom, encourage the gals at the gym, the cute bugman or grocery store produce guy, and your margarita-lunch friends to vote too.

NOTE to irritated stay-at-home moms: direct all hate mail to me in the comments thread.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Voting time!!!

It's voting time people. I hope you know what you're doing. I've been thinking about voting for Romney tomorrow since he's got a chance to beat McCain, but in my state, McCain has a 12 point lead last time I checked. For that reason, I might vote for Huckabee just because it would be a vote for the Fair Tax.

If you haven't learned about the Fair Tax and HR-24, pick up a copy. The Fair Tax(consumption tax replaces income taxes) represents the single largest transfer of power from the federal government to the people....which is precisely why politicians tend to ignore it. They want to lord as much power over you and your private lives as possible. That being said, I want that issue to be around for as long as possible so more people will hear about it, so I might vote for Huckabee for that reason.

I'll still have to hold my nose in November and vote McCain agianst Hillary or Obama but I'll be able to say I voted for the Fair Tax at least once. If you are unfamiliar with the Fair Tax but would like me to go over it briefly, ask in the comments thread and I'll post the highlights in a day or two.

The race might be set by this time tomorrow so vote wisely and vote often.

Confiscatory nannying

Read this exerpt from The NYT, think about what it means for a minute, then tell me what you think...[emphasis mine]

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton inched closer Sunday to explaining how she would enforce her proposal that everyone have health insurance, but declined to specify — as she has throughout the campaign — how she would penalize those who refuse.

Mrs. Clinton, who did not answer Senator Barack Obama’s question on the topic in a debate last Thursday, was pressed repeatedly to do so Sunday by George Stephanopoulos on the ABC program “This Week.” When Mr. Stephanopoulos asked a third time whether she would garnish people’s wages, Mrs. Clinton responded, “George, we will have an enforcement mechanism, whether it’s that or it’s some other mechanism through the tax system or automatic enrollments.”

But about 20 percent of the uninsured have household incomes of $75,000 or more, according to the Census Bureau, meaning they presumably can afford coverage but prefer to take the risk. Mrs. Clinton argues that these “free riders” impose a hidden tax on the insured because their uncompensated care must be factored into medical charges and insurance rates.

Hillary is so desperate to control 1/7th of the US economy, she'll garnish the wages of people who elect to not participate in any disasterous, idiotic, socialized medicine scheme. Where in the Constitution does is give the chief executive the right to use the power of the federal government to force Americans to purchase something they don't want? Health care is not a right, it's an option. Those 20% who make $75,000 or more are generally single, educated, successful, young adults who decide they'd rather spend their money on other things besides health care. That's their right to do so. Another big chunk of the uninsured could afford health insurance, but because they're shiftless degenerates, choose to use the emergency room for primary care because it's free. This is one of those heart-string, election issues that is no where near the crisis that politicians want you to think it is. If politicians can't convince you there is a crisis looming, then they can't scare you into voting for them to provide rescue.

If there was ever a reason to NOT vote for anybody, the enforced participation in a dreadfully worthless program by seizing more of your wages than they already do, would qualify. Tomorrow, cast a vote for freedom, for personal independence, and for the nanny-State staying out of your wallet.....vote for anybody but Hillary.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Al-Qaida is worse than you thought

Terrorists by definition are depraved cowards, but even al-Qaida has managed to plumb new depths of degeneracy...

BAGHDAD (AP) - Two mentally retarded women strapped with remote-control explosives—and possibly used as unwitting suicide bombers—brought carnage Friday to two pet bazaars, killing at 73 people in the deadliest day since Washington flooded the capital with extra troops last spring.
The coordinated blasts—coming 20 minutes apart in different parts of the city—appeared to reinforce U.S. claims al-Qaida in Iraq may be increasingly desperate and running short of able-bodied men willing or available for such missions.

Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, Iraq's chief military spokesman in Baghdad, said the women had Down syndrome and may not have known they were on suicide missions. He said the bombs were detonated by remote control.

If you were under any illusions that we were fighting a legitimate insurgency that just wants the US out of it's country....well, I think we've cleared that up. I wonder if the benevolent and loving prophet Allah approves of such tactics. I swear....these scum can't be sent off to hell fast enough.