“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

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Run away...run away!!!

Fearing pirates off the coast of Africa, the British have employed armed guards to protect their oil tankers......FAIL!!!!

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Somali pirates hijacked a chemical tanker with dozens of Indian crew members Friday and a helicopter rescued three British security guards who had jumped into the sea, officials said.

I was under the impression that armed guards were there to prevent pirates from seizing the tanker, but maybe that's just me.

Man, how far the once great British Empire has fallen. In just two hundred years, from ruling the seas with colonies on every continent, to running away from a rag-tag band of opium-addicted bandits....pitiful!

Virtual cookie to the reader who remembers first, the source to which I refer in the title of this post.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The dark side of Christmas.....and human nature

Merry Christmas honey. I hope you enjoy your brand new Trample-Me-Elmo doll. I literally had to kill a guy to get it....

A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.

The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back."

This sort of thing happens every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. As soon as Wal-Mart pays millions to this poor dude's family(they deserve every penny), maybe other stores will reconsider letting people stampede like dumb animals through the doors to beat everybody to a stupid toy.

If you are one of those idiots who gets up at 3AM, camps out in the mall parking lot, and then rushes the doors of the mall to beat everbody to some deal, then you are of roughly the same intelligence as any herd animal. And it's jerks like you who contribute to this sort of thing every year. Next year, it might be you who gets trampled to death or miscarries your baby as people step on you, racing to grab the last ShamWow.

Idiots! I swear!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

This week Ann counters the standard argument by terrorist-sympathizing liberals, that the Gitmo detainees are being somehow mistreated. One such vacationer at Club Gitmo even got a $75,000 prosthetic leg, care of American taxpayers. He was released and promptly resumed his terrorist activities in the middle east. Go on over to HumanEvents and check it out.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Marine sniper, guilty of bad-a$$ery

Remember when Katie Couric asked during an interview with that marine sniper, what he feels when he shoots a terrorist, hoping he'd say something like sorrow, sympathy, or remorse? He answered simply and brilliantly, "Recoil". Here's an account of what happened when 250 terrorists recently ambushed 30 marines in Shewan, Iraq....

During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.

“I was in my own little world,” the young corporal said. “I wasn’t even aware of a lot of the rounds impacting near my position, because I was concentrating so hard on making sure my rounds were on target.”

Holy crap! You do NOT want to engage a marine sniper.

You can go here and read the whole incredible account.

Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes

Seriously, is California life so terrific that you'd put up with yearly wildfires, that is when you weren't putting up with mudslides?

LOS ANGELES — Rains swept across Southern California Wednesday, bringing flash flood warnings in wildfire burn areas and worries from residents whose homes were spared in recent fires that they could now face destructive mudslides instead.

It can't be worth it.

Virtual cookie to the first reader to name the song referenced in the title.

Obama's ego is greater than all outdoors

You know how little girls like to play "mommy" and "house" by wearing mom's shoes, constume jewelry, and make-up? Well, Barack Obama, the woefully inexperienced man-child that dumb Americans elected President, is playing "house" too, only he's playing "White House". Everytime he gives a press conference, which as of yesterday is three consecutive days and counting, he stands behind a lecturn displaying this placard. I hate to break it to him but, there's no such office as "The Office of the President Elect".

We all know how not only ignorant of, but hostile to, the US Constitution liberals are but, this is what it says about the President Elect......

“The Constitution provides that on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, electors convene in their respective state capitals. It’s then that they formally elect the President of the United States, based on the general election results.”

So Obama isn't technically the President Elect until after the Monday after the second Wednesday in December. He's just making stuff up.

Did we really just elect a child who likes to play dress-up with grown-up stuff to the office of President?
Her game of dress-up is only slightly more fanciful than Obama's, but he probably gazes into the mirror more.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It blows to be white and male these days.....

OTTAWA -- The Carleton University Students' Association has voted to drop a cystic fibrosis charity as the beneficiary of its annual Shinearama fundraiser, supporting a motion that argued the disease is not "inclusive" enough.
Cystic fibrosis "has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men" said the motion read Monday night to student councillors, who voted almost unanimously in favour of it

I had a friend in high-school who died from CF.....a girl.

I guess this is the predictable end result of political correctness, liberalism, and identity politics in the modern world. If you are white and male, you are basically targeted for extermination by the elite ruling class, as being literally unworthy of saving.

I think I'll stop at CVS on the way home tonight and go ahead and grab that jar of vitamins I've been meaning to get. I wouldn't want to get sick any time soon. I'd probably be denied care because a more deserving minority needed it.

Survival of the fittest applies to businesses too

I found this exerpt from an article by Peter Klein, linked over on RightThinking. It sums up exactly why the big three auto companies do not need a bailout, care of the American taxpayer.....

The proposed bailout of GM, Ford, and Chrysler overlooks an important fact. The US has one of the most vibrant, dynamic, and efficient automobile industries in the world. It produces several million cars, trucks, and SUVs per year, employing (in 2006) 402,800 Americans at an average salary of $63,358. That’s vehicle assembly alone; the rest of the supply chain employs even more people and generates more income. It’s an industry to be proud of. Its products are among the best in the world.

Their names are Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru.

Precisely! The big three have the same invincible, entitlement mindset about selling cars as Obama voters do about getting a government check. They believe they are entitled to car-selling success. They keep making cars that nobody wants, at prices nobody can afford, for labor costs nobody should be earning...yet they whine that they can't be competitive. Please!

And don't try to tell me how the supply lines, parts industry, and service industries will suffer if the big three go belly-up. All those other car companies will swoop in and fill the void in a heartbeat. And if those support businesses are smart, they'll prepare to support cars other than the big three....just in case. If they aren't smart, they'll fail the same as the car companies do....and they'll deserve to fail for stubbornly insisting on being static in a shifting, dynamic car market.

Monday, November 24, 2008

J P Hayes for President !!!

I know it is too late to endorse a candidate for this year, but I finally have found a decent honorable guy. Let me cover his qualifications:

American born and bread.
Foreign Relations: Has dealt amiably with all non-Americans on the PGA Tour.
National Defense: Can hit a 6 iron 230 yards with a slight puppy-cut to a dead pin position. Firing a dart with 20,00 fans silently staring is great training to fire a missile if need be.
Economy: He stands on his record, to be described below:

J.P. was fighting for his life last week in the PGA Tour qualifying school. He had completed round 1 in the middle of the pack, and had signed his card. Back in hotel room that night he noticed a prototype ball that Titleist had given him the week earlier. He contacted the tournament office noted its presence in the bag and assessed himself a 2 shot penalty. His 72 became a 74. He moved forward to play round 2. After finishing round 2, Hayes and his caddy were going through the bag looking for something when he found another of the prototype balls. Hayes asked his "loop" about the ball, and was shocked to find that the caddy had used it in their play twice that day. Hayes could have remained silent and gone about his business, but the man couldn't live with himself even if he thought he had cheated the game. He called the penalty on himself again, thus resulting in his disqualification from Q-School. There went his chance to earn a living in his chosen profession next year. He is back to begging for sponsor exemptions and Monday qualifiers for a chance to earn his living.

Did he make some mistakes - Yes!
Did he asked to be bailed out - No!!
He took his medicine in a manner befitting a man of intestinal fortitude and a man of high character. Bully for you JP. You are now on my list of admirable men. I wish we had more people like you and less low rent cheating scum. Good Luck in the future.

Civics test

Alright TRR readers, when you weren't having your self-esteem stroked or giggling through sex-ed in dreadful government schools, let's see what you absorbed in Civics and Government class...if they offered one. Go on over to American Civil Literacy and take the test.

I scored 78.8%. Embarassing I know, but it was better than the overall American average - 49%. And it was way better than the average scored by elected officials. They scored a pathetic 44%.

Hint: even if the answer isn't immediately obvious, if you think about the possibilities, you can deduce the correct answer in most cases. Report your score, as always, in the comments thread.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday night music

TRR readers, there's an up-and-coming band from my home state of Georgia called the Zack Brown Band. If you haven't heard their hit single Chicken Fried, you might want to consider getting a life and expanding your musical horizons. Their album The Foundation, just got released a day or two ago. Here's the Chicken Fried video.....

If you want to know more, check out their website.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the dude on the far left of the homepage, Chris Fryar the drummer, is my wife's brother.

Hope-n-Change or same ol' same ol'?

No wonder the far-left Obamacons are pee-oed...the Hope-n-Change mantra that gullible democrat voters swallowed hook, line, and sinker has been abandoned by The One. And it's been replaced with same-ol', same-ol'.

So far The Messiah has filled his cabinet and top posts with career, DC lobbyists and assorted insiders, plus every Clinton retread still standing around.

Rahm Emanuel(Clinton retread)- Chief of Staff
Hillary (Clinton retreat)- State

To that add the possibility of Tom Daschle and his lobbyist wife returning plus a host of other old timers and Clinton retreads and basically you've got a business as usual administration. So much for Hope-n-Change.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jump the fence, get eaten by a bear

I never tire of these stories....

BEIJING (AP) - A college student in southern China was bitten by a panda after he broke into the bear's enclosure hoping to get a hug, state media and a park employee said Saturday.

Does it occur to no one, pandas are wild, carnivorous bears with big teeth, just like grizzlies and polar bears? How stupid....and hilarious!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Typical, mindless Obama voters

If you want to see something both pitiful and absurd at the same time, watch this interview of a dozen or so strident Obama voters as they are asked simple questions about how informed they are as voters.....

See, all you need is a slick presentation, a lot of money, and a legion of absolutely, stupid beyond belief idiots to come out and vote for you, and you too can be President. If our media hadn't completely abdicated it's watchdog responsiblity, and instead reported the truth like it's supposed to, this election surely would have come out differently. But then again, in America there are millions of retarded degenerates, graduates of public schools, who haven't had a cogent thought their entire lives, and for whom a Soviet-style nanny-State that provides for their every need is a utopian ideal. And with Obama, they just might get it.

Privacy for me, but not for thee

From Michelle over at Hotair, there's still more evidence of the hypocrisy of democrats when it comes to voting privacy....

Henry Waxman succeeded in torpedoing John Dingell for his chair on the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 111th Congress. Waxman beat Dingell in a caucus vote by only 15 votes. Who voted for Waxman? Unlike in American workplaces if Waxman and his allies get their way, you’ll never know:

This is the second time this week that the Democrats have cast secret ballots in order to decide an issue, the first being the Leiberman vote.

One of the first orders of business for the Obama administration will be to payback the thug labor unions for their election support by passing the CardCheck bill which will effectively eliminate the private ballot when voting whether to unionize a workplace. Democrats like Waxman don't want anybody knowing how they voted but, they sure don't want you to enjoy the same luxury.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Al needs to pull his head out and act like he's got a clue

Al Gore is running around in a panic for several reasons: 1-with the economy in a mess, nobody gives a crap about the environment any more. 2-global warming is a proven hoax and therefor 3-his livelyhood is threatened because he can no longer profit by scaring everybody into living like third-world bedouins to save the planet.

This is the "study" he has resorted to citing to try to panic everybody once again.....

A new study suggests the Mayan civilization might have collapsed due to environmental disasters:

"'These models suggest that as ecosystems were destroyed by mismanagement or were transformed by global climatic shifts, the depletion of agricultural and wild foods eventually contributed to the failure of the Maya sociopolitical system,' writes environmental archaeologist Kitty Emery of the Florida Museum of Natural History in the current Human Ecology journal."

As we move towards solving the climate crisis, we need to remember the consequences to civilizations that refused to take environmental concerns seriously.

Environmental disasters killed the Mayans? There were no coal plants, no SUV's, no internal combustion of any kind. So what was the nature of the environmental disaster? Could it have been that the Mayan civilization simply ran it's course....sort of like global warming hysteria?

This accurately depicts Al Gore these days....and pretty much all days for that matter.

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

This week, Ann sarcastically mocks The One for being so humble and bi-partisan that he's being compared to Abe Lincoln by the fawning media, when in reality he's the most pretentious, entitled, smug President-elect in history...and that includes the narcissist Clinton. Head on over to HumanEvents and read the whole thing.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


With all this talk of pirates off the coast of Somalia, ransomed crews, and booty in the form of a couple million barrels of crude oil, I thought it'd be special if we went back to the good old days when pirates were the scallywags we've romanticized in the movies. This is the original rendition of the buccaneer fav, 15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest (Bottle of Rum). Feel free to sing along with the sub-titles if it won't annoy the worker drone in the cubicle next to you.

Here's the picture Drudge had up, of a typical Somali pirate. Not exactly the dashing Capt. Jack Sparrow is he?

As long as it's happening to other countries' ships, we can make a couple of pirate jokes and have some fun but, I think all it'll take is for these pirates to seize an American vessle, and a U.S. Navy destroyer will pretty much put a stop to all this nonsense.

The reprehensible United Nations

If you want to know just what a bunch of self-serving, corrupt elitists the U.N. reps are, look no further than this tidbit.....

The U.N. Human Rights Council, frequently accused of coddling some of the world's most repressive governments, threw itself a party in Geneva Tuesday that featured the unveiling of a $23 million mural paid for in part with foreign aid funds.

In a ceremony attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo told the press that his 16,000-square-foot ceiling artwork reminded him of "an image of the world dripping toward the sky" — but it reminded critics of money slipping out of relief coffers.

This crap is what the U.N. spends it's money on, money seized primarily from U.S. taxpayers. And The Obamessiah wants to triple our "contributions" to this America-hating, criminal organization. For what? So the U.N. blue-helmets can rape children in Africa, operate forced-prostitution rings in the third world, and run like cowards at the sight of any armed resistance?

$23million to splatter paint all over the ceiling......I'd do it for $23.

Goops of paint dripping from the ceiling.....money well spent while children starve to death by the thousands.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

George Bush....big spender, not fiscal conservative

Besides the cult-like following that Obama attracted among stupid, young people, the single biggest reason the republicans didn't have a chance in this election was this one statistic.....

When President George W. Bush entered the White House in January 2001, the federal government had total revenues of slightly more than $2.03 trillion and expenditures of $1.79 trillion, leaving a budget surplus of slightly less than $240 billion.

Since 2000, government spending has increased by more than 55 percent.

George Bush, under the ridiculous farce called "compassionate conservatism", did more to increase the size of the nanny-State than any democrat since FDR, the nanny-State inventor. Barack Obama simply seized the opportunity to exploit dumb Americans' need for government care.....need that George Bush largely created. The One will have to do some pretty big taxing and spending to outdo Bush when it comes to enlarging the behemoth federal bureaucracy.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jump the fence.....get eaten by a cougar

Ed's life advice #214--kids, don't try to impress your under-age girlfriend by cavorting with wild animals....

Anthony Zitnick, 21, and his friend, a girl, 16, illegally trespassed into the home of a wildlife collector in Miami. A male cougar named Chaos attacked the girl and clamped his jaws on her head. A neighbour, Richard Miralles heard the victim’s screams and wrestled Chaos the cougar away. The Wildlife officials said the homeowner had legal licences to keep cougars, snakes, tortoises and alligators. The girl survived Chaos’ attack and was sent to hospital. Anthony Zitnick was arrested.

My first thought was, why is a 21 year old dating a 16 year old? Social retardation? Plus, what ever happend to the good old days when being old enough to buy booze was good enough to impress a 16 year old? I thought for a minute about not poking fun of these morons since the idiot guy didn't get attacked, but then my wife pointed out that she jumped the fence too. I don't care of you are dating a 21 year old, at 16, you should know better than to jump a six foot fence, posted "no-trespassing", which is the only thing that seperates you from two hungry carnivores.

The hypocrisy of the left

The current crisis among the big three American car companies places liberals in a bit of a quandry. On the one hand, liberals are the biggest phoney environmentalists around. They lie to us, claiming CO2 is a pollutant and will destroy the planet, that we must abandon our cars, and that we must drive idiotic hybrids to save mother Earth. The high priest of the eco-religionist movement, Al Gore, called for a ban on the internal combustion engine. In short, liberals loathe the car. Nothing should make them happier that to see the collective bankruptcy of the American auto industry.

But, on the other hand, liberals need labor unions like fish need water. So, do craven liberals stick to their eco-principles and rejoice at the demise of the auto industry, thus abandoning their union over-lords, or do they keep their campaign promises to the thug unions and abandon their eco-conscience? What's a dumb lib to do?

The answer is easy. They go with whichever group forks over the most campaign cash and guarantees the most democrat votes....the union thugs of course. Liberals support environmental causes only when it's politically expedient to do so. But, when it comes right down to it, they'll go with the money every time.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Safe Haven's are garbage bins for children

The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again......

OMAHA, Nebraska (CNN) -- Nebraska officials said they're concerned about an apparent rush by parents to drop their teenage children off at hospitals before lawmakers change the state's troubled "safe haven" law.

The latest cases came on the eve of a special session of the Legislature on Friday to add an age limit to the law. On Thursday, a boy, 14, and his 17-year-old sister were dropped off at an Omaha hospital; the girl ran away from the hospital, officials said. A 5-year-old boy was left by his mother at a different hospital, officials said.

The day before, a father flew in from Miami, Florida, to leave his teenage son at a hospital, officials said.

Nebraska's safe haven law was intended to allow parents to hand over an infant anonymously to a hospital without being prosecuted. Of the 34 children who have been dropped off at hospitals, officials said not one has been an infant.

All but six have been older than 10, according to a Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services analysis.

What half-witted Nebraskan neglected to include an age limit for the child being left at the haven? If your teenage daughter got knocked up at a party and wants to give the baby up, fine, I can see that I guess, but you can't just abandon your teenager.

"Flew in from Miami to leave his teenager"......are you frickin' kidding me?

You just hope there's some kind of street-justice in a world that allows this sort of thing. Justice by which the kid grows up, hunts down the degenerate parent that abandoned him, and bashes their head in with a bat.

Katie Couric reveals she's a partisan.....but we already knew that

Overpaid, perky newsreader Katie Cupcake revealed recently, in a roundtable discussion of the election media coverage, that she was prepped by at least two, high-level Obama staffers for her interview with Sarah Palin. Anybody who watched it knew it was a gotcha interview, but we thought Katie had written the questions herself. It turns out they coached her on what questions to ask and how to bait Palin into making mistakes.

Is it any wonder CBS news is stuck toiling in third place among the big three news networks, all of which practically nobody watches? Gone are the golden days of ABC, NBC, and CBS controlling the information that Americans consume. We are much more sophisticated news consumers now and we can sniff out a partisan hack like Katie Couric a mile away. I haven't watched a network news broadcast in 20 years and I'm much better informed because of it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More stupidity from the UK

It seems over in the UK, their sperm banks are in need of.....ahem.....a helping hand....

(AP) Britain is facing a sperm donor shortage after reversing confidentiality laws and limiting the number of women who can use sperm from one donor, fertility experts warned Wednesday.

Britain in 2005 changed the law protecting anonymous sperm donors and allowed children to learn the identity of donor fathers - one reason, fertility experts say, there are fewer donors now.

The abject stupidity of the British regularly surprises me. It shouldn't any more. Given their obsession with preventing imaginary global warming with all manner of Draconian, nanny-state societal controls, their absolutely embarassing dihimmitude toward hostile, colonizing Muslims, their disaster of a socialized health-care system, and the Orwellian surveillance of it's citizenry with hundreds of thousands of CCTV's, you'd think that no manner of idiocy would surprise me.

But who wouldn't have predicted that making public, the names of donors to their IVF offspring, would result in fewer donors? The British courts have upheld the absurd claim that children born from the IVF procedure may demand financial support from the donor, if known. If you want the father of your child to support you, you should have to get pregnant the normal way, then sue him in court like everybody else.

I swear, how the formerly great British Empire has managed to survive this long is a mystery to me.

The Tytler Cycle

I've blogged on this before, but it bears repeating every now and then. Over at ConservativeGrapevine, John has a link to an article at Project Liberty explaining the Tytler Cycle, which describes the historical path of democracies, and where America might be on it. Assuming the Pilgrims escaped the religious bondage of England, thus starting America, where do you think we are on that cycle now?

I think we're in the complacency/apathy phase heading quickly toward dependency. The desire for dependency on the part of dumb Americans is why Obama won the election.

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

This week, Ann reminds liberals that bamboozling a slim majority of Americans into voting for them for the first time in like 40 years, doesn't mean they're experts in winning general elections. It only means that when republicans nominate a mavericky RINO, just like the MSM wanted us to, they can eek out a victory. Had a real conservative run, the outcome would have likely been different. Go on over to HumanEvents and check it out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sheppard Smith is a tool!

Over at HotAir, they have this clip showing Sheppard Smith calling a guest's declaration that the MSM was in the tank for The One, preposterous. Watch it, and if you agree with Shep, defend him in the comments thread.....

I always thought Shep was OK, right up intil Katrina. His reaction, on live TV, to seeing that dead guy on the overpass in New Orleans told me all I needed to know. I think he blew a circuit breaker or two during that show. He's been noticably hostile to conservatives who're critical of media bias ever since. Among Shep, Jeraldo, and Wolf Blitzer, I don't know which blubbered more about black Katrina victims being abandoned by Bush and their government.

What a tool!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

MSM reports only what fits the liberal template

So where are the populist ideologues in the media to slam the big, evil oil companies now that prices have plummeted?

HOUSTON (AP) - Retail gasoline prices dipped for a 17th week since July 4, falling below $2 a gallon in a number of states and approaching $1.50 at some service stations.

Oil prices hit a 20-month low Tuesday as Wall Street offered yet more evidence that consumers have gone into hiding.

If Big Oil created the high prices and took all the blame as the libs in the MSM would have you believe, why aren't they praising Big Oil for lowering prices? Answer: because they know good and well the oil companies had nothing to do with retail pricing of gasoline. It is entirely consumer-demand driven. But supply-and-demand realities don't fit the template of big business being evil so they don't report it.

Now that gas prices are down.....
Will Hillary and Obama rescind their absurd demand for a windfall-profits tax on oil companies? I doubt it.
Will the loathsome democrats in Congress stop dragging oil company CEO's to dog-and-pony show hearings to slander them in front of the nation? I doubt it.
Will Maxine Waters stop stupidly suggesting that we nationalize the oil companies? I doubt it.
Will the MSM take back all the despicable things they accused the oil execs of and apologize? I doubt it.
Will they finally report the truth which is that prices are a function of demand? Don't make me laugh.

Just once, I'd like to hear a reporter or reporterette come on and say, "Well, we blew it telling you the oil companies were evil for making such huge profits. It turns out they had nothing to do with the price increasing. You consumers had everything to do with it. If you want the price of gas to go down, stop consuming so much." Rosie O'Donnel will wear a size 4 before that to happens.

Big Three Bailout....good idea or nanny-State disaster?

The American auto industry has devolved into little more than lavish benefits providers for tens of thousands of retired an current, overpaid union workers. These labor agreements came as a result of union coercion and extortion and do not in any way reflect the value of those jobs in the real labor market. Unions forcing Ford to pay the guy who mows the grass $70/hour so he can be a union member is what's killing the auto industry. That, and the fact that American manfacturing companies, unlike Japanese companies, are notoriously slow to retool plants and adjust to quickly evolving market trends. Union thugs always, always support democrats and once elected, democrats are beholden to support unions.

This week democrats are urging yet another plunder of taxpayers wealth to prop up the big three automakers. Why are we paying them to produce more cars that nobody wants? Why are we subsidizing failure after failure after failure? They should be allowed to go bankrupt. Immediately, that supply vacuum will be filled with smaller, ununionized companies that can provide what consumers are demanding, and finally, an American car company will be competitive with Honda and Toyota.

This brings us to our TRR poll question......

Do you support a taxpayer bailout of the big three American auto makers?
Yes, too many jobs are at risk
No, live and let die is the American business way
Who cares? And where can I buy Palin/Jindal 2012 bumper stickers?
Free polls from Pollhost.com

Monday, November 10, 2008

Does The One believe his own press clippings?

Over at NewsBusters, they have the video clip of a revealing comment by an Obama follower, but here are the basics......

The co-chair of Barack Obama's Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be doing in January when he's officially sworn into office.

Jarret told Brokaw that "given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one."

That's right, she said "rule". With all the sickening talk of "the Annointed One", and "The Messiah", and "The One", and "The Savior" that we've had to listen to for the past two years, you'd think the Obamacons would refrain from using terms that reveal what they really think about his being President. Because what they really think is that he's the new King of America. That he won't be inaugurated, but coronated. That his work tools aren't a suit and fountain pen, but a red velvet robe and a sceptre. That the people don't govern themselves by representation, but that Obama rules by imperial decree and his word is the law of the land.

With entitlement-minded sycophants like this around him, I shudder to think of what he might attempt in his first 100days.

Nothing says, "Congrats to the bride and groom" like a little gun-fire

Regular reader David sent me this video shot in Syria, over the weekend. The context of the e-mail was children and gun safety. Clearly, the Syrians could use some safety pointers.....if not some basic, common sense.

How stupid do you have to be to give a loaded gun to a two-year old? It would be funnier if the dude didn't die.

Rubbing whites' noses in it

Apparently, these shirts are more popular than Ranch Doritos at a NoCal hemp convention.

I forsee race relations in the US taking a downturn because of stuff like this. The more Obama supporters make it about race rather than policy, the more polarized the country will be.

Obama made a point this weekend to remind his supporters that Bush is still President until Jan20, 2009. And it made me wonder, how many government-school educated Obama voters are so unfamiliar with the Constitution that they think he's already President? My guess, most of them.

Thanks to MichelleMalkin.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

It's time for Obama to pay the piper with another bailout

I'm sensing a disturbing trend here....

With the Big Three US automakers teetering on the edge of insolvency, it appears Washington may finally be ready to come to Detroit's rescue.

Detroit's situation has certainly worsened in the face of the current economic crisis that combines what many describe as a "perfect storm" of factors, such as high fuel costs, tight credit, job losses and rising commodity prices.

But the seeds of the current crisis date back to the last big oil shock, of 1979, which helped the Japanese gain a foothold for small, fuel-efficient products.

As gas lines faded from memory, the Asian automakers continued to gain ground by focusing on quality, something GM, Ford and Chrysler have only recently come to grips with -- and with varying degrees of success.

Further compounding the situation, Detroit has been consciously slow to embrace changes in the American automotive marketplace, especially the shift from big trucks to small, fuel-efficient passenger cars.

And even where it has, lamented Consumer Reports' auto analyst David Champion, it has needed "more models that were exciting for people to buy."

"Automakers need immediate funding to stay on track during this difficult time," said National Association of Manufacturers president John Engler.

"We're talking about close to a million jobs in America -- we're talking about a lasting impact on our industrial production in the United States. We simply cannot afford to let the auto industry fail."

I'm sorry but, it's not a proper role of government to prevent the failure of businesses who've made bad decision after bad decision for 30 years. Obama's insistence on saving the American auto industry stems not from genuine concern for this traditional symbol of American ingenuity and innovation(Bush's reasons), but from his political promise to pay back the union thugs who spent millions to help elect him.

By most measures, unionization can increase operating costs by as much as 30%. If you want to read the laundry list of ways labor unions increase costs to consumers, go here.

I guess it's the nature of modern politics that you have paybacks after each election, regardless of how wrong the form of that payback may be.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Campbell Brown gets it

Over at Michelle Malkin's site, HotAir, I found this clip of Campbell Brown chastizing all those gutless, back-stabbing rats in the McCain camp who're trying to blame Sarah Palin for a loss that I'm not sure any republican could have avoided. Check it out.

Sarah Palin is the only reason McCain didn't lose like 75%-25%. She is the only true, Reagan conservative in the McCain camp. If I were honest, she might be the only reason I voted this year. I was less than jazzed about McCain until Palin came on the scene. McCain and evidently his idiot advisors are not conservatives, they are big-government, compassionate conservatives like Bush. Sarah Palin stands for all the things they have abandoned in order to get along with libarals.

Sarah Palin stands for individualism over group identity, self-reliance over dependence, states' rights over centralized government control, equal opportunity over guaranteed equal outcome, pulling one's own weight over collectivism, and traditional American values over phoney, European sophistication. These are the reasons they don't like her. She's not like them.

I've been impressed with Campbell Brown's show lately. She seems genuinely to be trying to point out bias and crap where she finds it. And that's always good.

Marines killing other marines.....terrible!

You hate to see this sort of thing...

A Brooklyn-raised Marine sergeant and his new bride were tortured and killed execution-style in their California home - allegedly by four other Marines under his command.

Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak, who was raised in Bensonhurst, and his wife, Quiana, were found bound and gagged in the ransacked house, each shot in the head.

FoxNews showed the pictures of the four black marines they now have in custody as suspects. The cops are calling this a simple robbery. Do you buy that? If a black marine and his white wife had been tortured and executed by 4 white marines, this would be all over the news as the worst kind of racist, hate crime. But nobody is calling this a hate crime. Why? Because it's black on white. Remember the media and law-enforcement template is that only whites can commit hate crimes.

I'll be waiting with breathless anticipation to see what the race hustlers like Jackson and Sharpton have to say about this.

From TheDailyNews.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Jews hate themselves more than they hate anti-semitism...who knew?

I have never understood this baffling phenomenon....

Jews voted for Barack Obama in overwhelming numbers, refuting speculation that Republican John McCain would peel away Jewish support due to concerns about the Democrat's stance on the Middle East and other issues.

Obama picked up 78 percent of the Jewish vote in comparison to McCain's 21% haul, according to exit polls.

I guess liberalism and self-loathing trump nationalism and self-preservation every time....bizarre!

It's Ann Coulter Thursday!

This week, in one of her funniest and witty columns, Ann recaps the election. Dead-on accurate as always, she pins the blame squarely on any republican, naming McCain first, who departed from Reagan conservatism(thus the picture I chose). Here are my two favorite paragraphs...

This was such an enormous Democratic year that even John Murtha won his congressional seat in Pennsylvania after calling his constituents racists. It turns out they're not racists -- they're retards. Question: What exactly would one have to say to alienate Pennsylvanians? That Joe Paterno should retire?

And then there's this one summing it all up....

Indeed, the only good thing about McCain is that he gave us a genuine conservative, Sarah Palin. He's like one of those insects that lives just long enough to reproduce so that the species can survive. That's why a lot of us are referring to Sarah as "The One" these days.

Yep, classic Ann. Head on over to HumanEvents and check it out.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


There's a jack-ass standing on the corner in front of my building mocking George Bush and the republicans with a big sign that says "Mission Accomplished".

As I walked by I said, "Dude, don't you have a job to go to?", knowing full well what the answer was. He just started yelling at me about getting the republicans out and what had the war in Iraq accomplished etc.

I guess it's a good thing we republicans got up and came in to work today in spite of the election outcome, otherwise who'd pay for the gov't checks this guy evidently lives on?


By Reid

CHANGE........ That was the buzz word for the election. Change means to alter ones course/direction. That we did last night in a big way. I stayed up watching the election results, listening to speeches, and trying to figure out where all this will lead. I have few answers for the future, but I will take a stab at a few points.

I am proud of this country, in that a vast number of citizens indicated that they actually do care about our electoral process enough to vote their minds. I am amazed at the turnout, and almost got to be proud of all those voters and supporters of Obama, but then the door was slammed.

A person of color was elected to be President. I never thought that day would come in my lifetime. I am not opposed to the thought, just felt it was still a ways out there. We still have not crossed the barrier of female leadership, but that day will come too, as well. We made a change. Unfortunately, that change hasn't taken us very far. Last night we were all reminded of how slavery, civil rights, hosings in Birmingham, etc. are still in play with the elected. No change, just different voices reciting the same old tired rhetoric of long ago.

Obama was not directly affected by any of the civil rights issues of the 60's. Why bring them up. Why not use himself as a beacon of hope, as a man to bridge the gap between races, as a man that will tell us all that bigotry and racism need to be ended. Why dredge up past history when all he talked about was change. A difference; something new; altering our current position; a change. Instead all we got was the same old tired, worn out, well trodden monologue of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

President Elect Obama, if you are a man of your word, if you truly have the courage you say, if you truly want this country to change, then start by wiping the slate clean on racism. Does it exist - absolutely, but it goes both ways. Will it exist, probably, because it goes both ways. But lets stop it now. Lets remember not remind, lets praise without destroying, let all know that our history is spotted, in many ways, but that we have learned from it and are moving on to a better place. Leave that legacy Mr. Obama and you will actually have started something that will help all our future generations. The one where color and ethnicity don't matter. Where change really did happen. By the way.....Good Luck Sir!!

TRR---off today for mourning

TRR will be down today as it's administrators cannot bear to face the prospect of smug Obama supporters taking time off from collecting government checks to rub our noses in defeat.
Just kidding folks! As long as there are repugnant socialists like Obama in positions of power, TRR will be here to point out what utter, detestable disasters thier policies are for America...at least until the return of the Fairness Doctrine shuts us down....then you'll be on your own.

If you haven't figured out how to hide your money from the government already, then it might be too late. The US is about to take a dramatic lurch to the left and begin to resemble the nanny-state of Sweden. Their tax rates are as high as 50-60%. The environment-obsessed government runs everything from a politically correct standpoint, from education and socialized healthcare to crippling eco-laws and subservience to hostile Muslim colonists. Our colonists are Hispanic and generally not hostile, but everything else is pretty much Pelosi and Reid's bedtime fantasy for a socialist utopian America....and Obama is still wet behind the ears politically, so he won't fight them on any of this.

I'm not advocating cheating on your taxes but, if you can find a way to conduct cash business and/or hide income from the imperial state, especially you small business owners, now would be a good time to start.

Stay tuned to TRR for updates on, and advice on how to insulate your family from, the coming socialist nanny-state.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote early, and vote often

"Vote early, and vote often." That quote, sometimes attributed to Chicago mobster Al Capone, has more than a little resonation in this year's election given that Obama is part of the storied corruption of Chicago politics, and that ACORN has made a mockery of the voting system on his behalf. In most swing states, ACORN has registered as many as 10-15 thousand illegal voters. Officials think as many as 50,000 Minnesota voters will vote in Minnesota, than dash across the border to Wisconsin, where they can register and vote at the same time, and vote again.

I wonder who those criminal voters will be double voting for?

The polls in California will be closing at around 9:00 CST, where I live, but I'll bet the MSM won't be able to restrain their pathetically transparent enthusiasm for The One that long. They'll probably gleefully start his coronation around 7-8 CST. If you have the stomach for it, watch it. I'm not sure I do.

If you haven't withdrawn your savings, 401K, and sold your stocks, do so now while they're still worth something.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Republicans: Working So You Don't Have To

This pretty much sums up the difference between typical McCain voters and typical Obama voters....

35% of those who plan to vote for Obama plan to take the day off tomorrow.

Ninety-four percent (94%) of likely voters for John McCain do not plan to take the day off, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Of course republicans aren't taking the day off. Somebody's got to work to pay the taxes to fund the generous food-stamp and welfare programs for shiftless, degenerate Obama voters.

I'd like to know what Obama voters are taking the day off from? Shooting pool? Dealing crack? Vandalizing McCain/Palin yard signs?

"Taking the day off".......Gimme a break!

Reward for failure.....apparently it's the American way

Three weeks ago, you would have thought the financial sky was falling.....because that's what they told us. Now, the fat-cat partners of the banks that received our bailout money are laughing it up all the way to the bank....get the irony? This is from the UK branch of bailout recipient Goldman Sachs.....

Goldman Sachs is on course to pay its top City bankers multimillion-pound bonuses - despite asking the U.S. government for an emergency bail-out.

The struggling Wall Street bank has set aside £7billion for salaries and 2008 year-end bonuses, it emerged yesterday.

Each of the firm's 443 partners is on course to pocket an average Christmas bonus of more than £3million.

The size of the pay pool comfortably dwarfs the £6.1billion lifeline which the U.S. government is throwing to Goldman as part of its £430billion bail-out.

As Washington pours money into the bank, the cash will immediately be channelled to Goldman's already well-heeled employees.

Goldman-Sachs, Lehman Brothers, etc. are among the many banks whose managers were absolutely derelict, if not criminal, in their jobs. They whined and cried for taxpayer money to absolve them of responsiblity for their insanely stupid lending practices.....responsibility which, in a righteous world, would have included bankruptcy and jail. Instead, they are laughing at our naivety and gullibility, because after they lost trillions in value for their stockholders, they looted the citizens for more.


Bonuses for what? Ruining the company? In what bizarro world do these a-holes deserve bonuses?

It's over folks! Bush, most republicans, all democrats, all bankers, insurance execs, you name them and they've succeeded in pillaging the public coffers to enrich themselves personally. Has the economy improved as a result of the bailout? NO! A thousand times NO!

We've reached a tipping point ladies and gentlemen. Not only do at least half of Americans believe it's the government's responsibility to educate, feed, clothe, house, employ, and medicate them, but our once-great free-enterprise, free-market, private business sector now recognizes that there is no longer risk associated with operating a business. If they do something stupid, they cry like babies and our President will give them some more of other peoples' money to play with. The only responsible people left in America are individuals with jobs in places other than banks or Congress.....and at least half of us are voting for the socialist Obama. GOOD GRIEF!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

November surprise?

The Obamessiah has some of the voters in Pennsylvania, America's coal-mining capital, bamboozled into thinking he'll raise taxes on others, but not on them. Well, it's kind of hard to pay income taxes when your President purposefully bankrupts your industry and kills your job. Here's what The One had to say to the S.F. Chronicle just 9 months ago, about America's continued use of coal as a fuel source.....

"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."

We are about to allow the media to install into the presidency, a man who still believes CO2 is a pollutant and that it is warming the Earth, despite a decade of proof to the contrary. Obama is willing to destroy America's coal industry, and tens of thousands of jobs in the process, on behalf of the totally imaginary hoax of global warming, using the idiotically conceived carbon-credit scheme.

McCain should be plastering the audio of this interview all over Pennsylvania for the next 48 hours.

Hat tip to NewsBusters.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The downward-spiraling definition of "rich"

You remember when Obama first started seducing us with his "I'll cut taxes for 95% of Americans" schtick? He defined "rich" as being those who had an annual household imcome of $250,000. Two weeks ago, he slyly mentioned the number $200,000. Last week Joe Biden defined "rich" as being at $150,000. Then yesterday, Bill Richardson, a likely Obama cabinet member or adivsor, said "rich" was any family who made over $120,000. By the time he gets innaugurated in January, "rich" will be anybody who has a job.

You think I'm joking about that? I'm dead serious, if by "rich" Obama means anybody whose taxes he will increase, because that's exactly what'll happen. There's no other way to pay for all the government intrusion and nanny-State care he's promising without dramatically raising everybody's income taxes....of course, in the name of helping the middle class, the downtrodden, and the less fortunate.

If we are so stupid as to elect a proud, unapologetic socialist as President, then we'll deserve everything he saddles us with.

Behold, the fundamental democrat voter

I heard this clip on the news late last week, and as I would have predicted, by Friday morning, Van Helsing already had it on display for mockery and ridicule over at Moonbattery. See for yourself how deranged the quintessential Obama voter is....

Peggy's in for a rude awakening if she thinks even her personal lord and savior, the Obamessiah, can absolve her of the responsiblity of putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage. Clearly, she's one of these government-schooled underachievers who belongs in an apartment, not a house. And as for the gas, perhaps her car will run if she sprinkles some of Obama's intoxicating, magic pixie-dust into her tank....you know, the same stuff he sprinkles on the crowds at rallies so they'll thoughtlessly follow him like lobotomized drones.