“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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Peeping-Tom-arrest FAIL

See if you can find the FAIL item in this news story from Atlanta.....

A Marietta man went into the women's restroom at a Cobb County bowling alley and stuck his phone under a stall, police said.

Police were called to the scene in the 2700 block of Delk Road around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to Officer Joe Hernandez with Cobb police.

Jason Daniel Hall, 29, was in booked in the Cobb County jail late Saturday evening. In addition to eavesdropping, he is charged with public drunkenness and marijuana possession.

Eavesdropping? Those Cobb County cops aren't too bright are they? He wasn't listening to anybody, he was taking pictures of his stall neighbor on the toilet. Heh, heh...eavesdropping.

Friday, February 26, 2010

When liberals eat their own

I just love when liberals turn on each other and it makes it even better when it's about something as idiotic as global warming....

Environmental activists have blasted Harrison Ford for making "unnecessary" trips by air, following revelations he once made a jet journey to buy a cheeseburger.

I guess the environmentalists didn't get the memo that global warming doesn't exist, the science was faked, and CO2 is a harmless, if not helpful, gas that plants require for photosynthesis.

By the way, I chose the beefcake picture just for you gals.....you're welcome.

Government incompetence on display

This is how miserably inept the imbeciles who serve as our government overlords really are....

Two agencies within the Department of Homeland Security reportedly lost nearly 1,000 computers in fiscal year 2008, costing taxpayers approximately $13.3 million.

My family was wise enough to get me out of dreadful government schools and send my sister and me to private schools. That's why I can do this simple math: 1000 lost or stolen computers that cost the taxpayers $13.3million comes out to $13,300 for each computer. Are you kidding me? Only the US government would pay $13,300 for a single computer. And this is the same bureaucracy that we trust to keep us safe, educate our children and, perhaps provide for our health-care? God help us!

The brain-dead democrats have a master plan

Here's the democrats' brilliant plan to convince the American people to buy into their economically and socially disastrous health-care scheme: have democrat drones flood the talk-radio lines with Chairman O's socialized medicine talking points. Yeah, that should do it.

Can you imagine a dumb Obama voter attempting to argue with the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Ingraham, or Boortz about how wonderful single-payer would be? They'll be eviscerated in the first minute. It'll be pure comedy gold.

Chairman Zero just will not accept that the American people do not want this idiocy and the harder he pushes us to accept it, the harder we'll push back at the polls.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Obama administration to encourage tourism, inexplicably by taxing it

This is how brain-dead government bureaucrats are. In order to increase tourism in the US, the Obama administration is proposing the creation of a new bloated bureaucracy called the Travel Promotion Office. Undoubtedly it'll be staffed by the same underachieving, otherwise unemployable morons who came up with this harebrained idea.....

In order to fund this debacle, they're proposing to tax travelers by adding a surcharge to their air or boat tickets. That's precisely the tone-deafness I would expect from the Obama administration when inviting foreigners to come enjoy the US...."We want you to enjoy our country but, we insist that you pay for the privilege."
Idiots, I swear!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Killer whale doing what killer whales do

I gain no pleasure from somebody losing her life but, you have to expect this sort of thing when you try to domesticate carnivorous top-predators such as they do at Sea World....

"The trainer was explaining different things about the whale..and then the trainer that was down there walked away from the window..and then Telly (the whale) took off really fast in the tank and he came back, shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing (her) around."

It's only a matter of time, when circus elephants get tired of being mistreated and trample a bunch of people, when tigers get tired of doing stupid tricks on stage and eat their trainer, when grizzly bears get tired of being made to ice skate and slaughter their trainers, when tigers at the zoo tire of people taunting them and escape to hunt the taunters or, when killer whales get tired of living in an aquarium and kill somebody. Seriously, why are people shocked when this stuff happens, because it happens all the time.

Look, I'm no animal-rights nut but I'm just saying, perhaps we should limit the stage performances to cats, dogs, and politicians. Protect the top predators, leave them in their natural habitat, and enjoy them from a distance.

The government bullies it's competitor in the car business

If you're dumb enough to believe the tripe coming from the hysterical media, you probably think thousands of ordinary Americans had lost their lives and loved ones because Toyota knowingly sold faulty cars but, there have only been 19 "claimed" deaths due to a "sticky gas pedal" or "floor mat impedance" in the past 10 years. That's less than two fatalities each year. When you compare that to the 40,000 total fatalities on America's roads in each of those years, how do you explain these kabuki-theater hearings in Washington to grill Toyota execs on safety issues?

This is the deal: the Obama administration is in the car business now. I mean they own majority shares in GM and Chrysler. Despite the bailouts, those companies continue to struggle under the weight of outrageous union labor contracts. And Toyota just passed GM as the world's largest car manufacturer. I think Obama, Emanuel, and congressional democrats have decided to appease their union masters by taking this opportunity to destroy Toyota solely to boost domestic car sales.

Yesterday we were treated to the sad sobbing story by a lady whose Toyota magically accelerated all by itself and took her on a harrowing 100mph interstate odyssey. She claims that she tried everything to stop the car like riding the breaks, changing gears but, nothing worked. Did anybody ask her why she didn't just turn the stupid keys off?

The US government is totally conflicted in this and should at the least recuse itself from the issue altogether. It is a disgrace that this sort of thing is happening in what used to be the capitalist center of the world. The sole purpose for these idiotic hearings is to harm Toyota and hope that GM and Chrysler sales will go up....and it is outrageous!

Obama finally creates real jobs......in Great Britain

Having solved all the financial problems facing the US right now, Chairman Zero has decided that $1Billion dollars is not too much to spend on our new embassy in London. In order to thwart terrorists of which there are relatively few in London, the Obama administration engineers have spared no expense to install a state-of-the-art, defensive mechanism......a MOAT! I guess since most terrorists are from the middle east which is desert, they never learned to swim.

This is what the new American embassy in London will look like when completed.

There's no word yet on how the stagnant, fetid water in the moat will be kept mosquito free but, since we stupidly banned DDT, the only chemical that kills mosquitoes effectively, all our diplomats and residents in the area of the ridiculous castle....um er...embassy, will likely die a lingering, tortured death from dengue fever, malaria, or yellow fever.

The marines who maintain security at our embassies will abandon the traditional uniforms in favor of this....

The marines will be equipped with maces, lances, and broad swords while the embassy itself will be defended by trebuchets on the turrets.

Just for comparison purposes, our embassy in the green zone in Iraq cost half this much.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday...Tea Party Movement

Regular reader Bill alerted me to the one-year anniversary of the Tea-Party movement and this impromptu rant by Rick Santelli kicked it all off....enjoy!

As insightful today as it was then, don't you think?

More idiocy from Airstrip One

I'm sure I'll incur once again, the righteous indignation and wrath of my good friend Jenn Burleton over at TransFusion but, incurring indignation and wrath is what I do here. That said, this is about the stupidest thing I've ever heard....

Schools which force girls to wear skirts may be breaking the law - because the policy apparently discriminates against transsexuals.

Official guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission says the dress code may breach the rights of girls who feel compelled to live as boys.

Well, TG/TS community....tell us what is palatable for a six year-old tranny to wear? Skirts are for girls and pants are for boys so what's left...burlap potato sacks? Next they'll be demanding that schools provide a TG/TS bathroom because they're uncomfortable in regular bathrooms. Oh wait, they already do that.

What is the world coming to when every custom, tradition, and convention of civil society is on the chopping block to appease the tiny minority that feel oppressed by them. They aren't actually oppressed by anybody, they just feel oppressed and want some attention from us serious folks. When a society abandons it's own culture to the whim of deviants, real or imagined, what is left to define it as a society?

Global warming's death rattle

Surely this constitutes the last nail in the coffin in which lies the global warming hoax....not to mention Al Gore's reason for living. Regular reader Billy sent in this link to the article from which this excerpt was taken....

If there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change. And the uncompromising verdict of Dr Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story.

Despite fluctuations down as well as up, "the sea is not rising," he says. "It hasn't risen in 50 years." If there is any rise this century it will "not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm". And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by Al Gore and Co could not possibly come about.

Despite that man-made climate change has been exposed as being the most insidious scam ever perpetrated on mankind, in order to control mankind, Chairman Zero presses forward with his idiotic Climate Change Council. It's as if these people don't watch the news at all. Climategate is a huge story all over the world but, the American media have so much invested in global warming being real, that they refuse to report it as the absurd farce that it is.

If you hear any, ANY American politician utter with anything but contempt, derision, and ridicule, the phrases "climate change", "carbon tax", or "melting glaciers", work tirelessly to defeat them in November. The whole climate-change industry is a ruse to get you to cede control of your lives to politicians.

Scott Brown....a cheap and easy date

Newly elected Mass. senator Scott Brown has been on the job for about two weeks and he's already letting himself be taken advantage of in the back seat of Harry Reid's car. By signing on to Harry Reid's jobs bill, along with RINO's Snowe and Collins and retiring GOP senators Bond and Voinovich, Brown demonstrated his lack of understanding of economics and his willingness to side with liberals to expand the federal government still further. You can go to wbur and read about the bill but here are the low-lights.....

-Hiring tax incentives — Exempts employers from paying the 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax this year on newly hired workers that have been unemployed for 60 days or more. Cost: $13 billion.

-Highway programs — Reauthorizes through the end of 2010 the highway trust fund to use gasoline taxes to help state and local governments pay for highway and transit projects.

-Equipment write-offs — Permits businesses to write off equipment as a business expense rather than depreciating them over time. Cost: $35 million.

-Build America Bonds — Expands the Build America Bonds program to subsidize the interest costs of bonds to include certain school and energy projects. Cost: $2.3 billion.

Any economist will tell you that business rarely hire new workers because of tax incentives. This is a ruse. Tax policy in the hands of feckless politicians is arbitrary and labile. Businesses hire new workers because of private-sector demand for it's product. If you want to create real lasting jobs, immediately cut income taxes and let the market determine where the demand will be. Senator Brown should know this.

Government doesn't create jobs other than government jobs. Government doesn't create wealth, produce anything of value or, sell anything. It exists for one purpose, to regulate, inhibit and, depress the rest of us. Senator Brown should understand this too.

The fact that he's being praised today by liberals for his mavericky vote should be as alarming to him as it is to the rest of us. I wonder if Reid had to buy him off or did Scott Brown stupidly offer up his vote for nothing?

When they control the language, they control you

The level of stupidity from the formerly great Britain gets more outrageous by the day....

From FoxNews -- And finally, the BBC reports a woman trying to post a help wanted ad was told her request for "reliable and hard-working" applicants wasn't allowed because it could be discriminatory and offensive to unreliable people.

The same company, part of the British government's Department of Work and Pensions, also rejected a hair salon's advertisement for a "junior stylist" because it discriminated against older people even though the term "junior" refers to a level of qualification rather than age

If you think this sort of nonsense can't happen here, think again. The US is second, and sometimes first, in political correctness only to Britain. I would be appalled if you haven't read 1984 yet but, if you haven't, run don't walk to the nearest Books-a-Million and buy a copy.

We are not far from the world of newspeak as dictated by Ingsoc, the acronym for English Socialism in the book.

Harry Reid plays the domestic-abuse card to get his stupid jobs bill passed....

"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”

To Harry Reid, and to all liberals for that matter, all men are potential abusers. His point is that if you don't support his jobs bill, you will be personally responsible for the rise in domestic abuse of women that will be the result. Because democrats don't have logic, reason, and the facts to support their political agenda, they absurdly link two otherwise disparate phenomena to make you feel guilty for not agreeing with them. Sadly, many Americans, being products of government schooling, fall for the ruse.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Keith Olby gets schooled

Hypocritical oaf and degenerate imbecile, Keith Olbermann, loves to slam conservatives and especially tea-party activists for being too white but, as this fun video shows, it is his employer MSNBC who should take a class in diversity....

Heh, heh...you know Olby won't show up. He'd rather hide behind his desk and sling darts at honest Americans to entertain the 9 people who still watch his show. And that includes one senior citizen who passed away having accidentally left the TV on so, it's really like 8.

Chairman Zero appeases the Chinese

I'm sure you've all seen this picture of the Dali Lama being unceremoniously escorted out the white house service entrance. Whether you keep up with Buddhists or not, the Dali Lama is one of the world's leading religious figures and deserves respectful treatment for that position. But our creditors, the Chinese loathe the Dali Lama for stirring up the local monks for Tibetan independence from China.

You see, Chairman Zero wants to appear to be inclusive by meeting with the Dali Lama but, having been cautioned like an impudent school boy, by the Chinese, he doesn't want to upset the people who hold a ton of our debt. So he meets with the Dali and then scoots him out the back door with a wink and a nod to the Chinese as if to say, "Hey fellas, you know I was just doing it for appearances. See, I'm making him leave by the same door we take out the trash? Please don't call in our debt right now before the midterms.....puhleeeeese."

It's embarrassing and a disgrace that our President would treat a peaceful religious leader like a second-class citizen.....disgraceful!

On a snow day, everybody is fair game....even the cops

TRR pro tip of the day: when a guy calls the cops on you for hitting his snow plow with snow balls, it's probably not a good idea to then pelt the cops when they show up to arrest you.....

Felony snowball throwing charges have been leveled against two Virginia college students for allegedly pelting a city plow and an undercover police car during Saturday's blizzard. Charles Gill and Ryan Knight, both 21, were nabbed by cops in Harrisonburg, where they attend James Madison University. According to police, the pair first targeted a city plow last Saturday afternoon. The driver responded by calling cops to report the frosty fusillade. When police responded to the scene in a bid to identify the assailants, their unmarked vehicle also came under an icy assault.

When I was a kid, cars were prime targets for snowballs. Granted the drivers were furious that we threw at them and we got chased more than a few times but, what do they expect? The best part was when the driver stopped and got out to yell at us, then he really got clobbered...heh, heh...idiot!

In other news, who knew there was such a crime as "felonious snowball throwing"?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New website schools dumb twitterers

I'd like to think that TRR readers are smart enough not to announce on public domain sites like Facebook and Twitter that they are out of town. It's an invitation to get robbed.

Over at Pleaserobme.com, they've decided to have some fun at these peoples' expense, by posting lists of people who've recently tweeted that they are not home for a few days. Now, I'm not condoning burglary, larceny, or any other form of home-invasion crime but, those of us who're smarter than that deserve to get some laughs at the expense of others who aren't. So head on over to Pleaserobme.com and see if any of your friends or neighbors are out of town, then go rob them blind as a practical joke and a cautionary lesson about reckless tweeting.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bill O'Reilly would suspend the Constitution over some bad weather

Here's Fox's #1 populist arguing that local governments may disarm law-abiding citizens during a declared state of emergency....

This guy totally schooled O'Reilly! You cannot suspend the Constitution for any reason and, a local state of emergency like the one that existed post-Katrina is precisely the time when citizens would need their guns to defend themselves and their property from marauding gangs of thugs and looters. Half the cowards on the N.O. police force fled the scene and stopped doing their jobs. Who protected the citizens then?

Not even the federal government, much less a local authority, has the right to suspend the Constitution...not even for bad weather. O'Reilly is a populist schmuck for suggesting that the position of preserving the Constitution in emergencies is "a pretty extreme position".

GOP walking into Obama's trap

Having already won the health-care debate and wisely defeated Obama-care, republicans are entering the lair of the enemy by attending a white house publicity stunt thinly veiled as a bipartisan health-care summit....what are they thinking?

President Obama is working on health care legislation intended to reconcile differences between House and Senate Democrats that could be attached to a budget bill and avoid a Republican filibuster, according to a published report.

The president's proposal, which is still being written, will be posted on the Internet by Monday morning, senior administration officials and Congressional aides told the New York Times.

By piggybacking the legislation onto a budget bill, Democrats would be able to advance the bill with a simple majority of just 51 votes, averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate.

The republicans should be on the offensive with health-care by proposing their own fixes for the system, rather than allowing Obama, Emanuel, and Axelrod to frame the debate on their home turf and label the GOP as the party of "NO". Besides, if Obama is rewriting a bill of reconciliation between the House and Senate democrat bills, why pretend to include the republicans with this ridiculous summit?

This move by the republicans is like after having beaten up the playground bully, you go back and giving him another shot at you. If there's anything to be gained by republicans participating in this stunt, somebody please tell me what it is.

You watch, Obama will be backlit to appear regal and benevolent while the dunce republicans will be in uncomfortable chairs and top lit to appear sinister and underhanded. They are delivering to Obama, a media slam-dunk on a silver platter. Dunces...I swear!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Marital bliss at the trailer park on Route 7

Folks, you can't write comedy gold like this.....

"What are you doing?" Deanne, 44, asked David, 50, when she heard his urine spraying the floor, according to what she told authorities.

She said her husband then slapped her about the head with a towel and, in retaliation, she threw a glass from her nightstand at his face. It hit him in the nose, a report states, and blood poured down his chest and arms.

Then, Deanne "ran into the bathroom and slipped on David's pee," the report states.

She told deputies David kicked her in the ribs while she was on the ground, and she crawled to get her phone and called 911.

I don't know how that compares with a typical night at your house but, that sounds a tad chaotic to me. She gave him a bloody nose, slipped on his pee, and then he kicked her in the ribs......I'd pay good money to watch a re-enactment of that.

Dumbest sign....ever!

If you want to see some other signs written by total and complete idiots head on over to djmick.

Repbulicans are still hypocrits on spending

This is why republicans don't have a fiscal leg to stand on when criticizing Chairman Zero and the democrats for their lavish spending. Spending which contributes to the disastrous debt we are racking up to Japan and China. It turns out that out of the 4,000 earmarks tagged onto the $900billion omnibus spending bill of 2009, republicans accounted for a majority of them.

You can find some of the more egregious earmarks over at 1stNews.

This is why the Tea Party remains strong at the grass-roots and national levels. Republicans haven't learned any lessons. I'm not saying there aren't worthy projects that create jobs in some of these earmarks but, spending cuts will be the only thing that gets us out of the enormous debt we're in, and congressional republicans don't seem to have the principles to curb their personal pork spending. Perhaps the Constitution and the people would be best served if we simply defeated ANY incumbent, as long as there is a true conservative to replace him.

Apology Not Required

Posted by Reid:

Tiger Woods is coming on television this Friday, to give us some "Song and Dance" story about his marital infidelities. I do not think that this is needed.
Tiger doesn't need to apologize to the world, he needs to be apologizing to his wife, as do the trampy women he was trysting with. Televising his apology is a waste of time in my mind. Leave it be, and let Mr and Mrs Woods get on with their lives, either separately or together, but don't parade it out in the open for all to see.
Tiger is a sports phenom, and needs to remain such. I do not want to know the sordid details of his private life. Leave me out of your lame excuses and your tired apologies please Tiger. Man up and do this right. Go find your wife, fall on your knees and beg for her forgiveness - face to face. Forget the TV and deal with her as a person, as your wife. You made a promise ( that is now broken), don't beat it to death with a televised diatribe announcing anything. Tell her you screwed up, she knows it, but it will make her feel better to hear. Tell her you love her and want to stay with her. Figure out some way to make it happen. Then get rid of all your so called friends that watched and helped you pull this off. They aren't your friends at all if they will help you cheat!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hey John, shut up and sing!

If there's anybody less qualified to hold national office than the artist formerly known as John Cougar Mellencamp, I'd like to see him....oh wait. Barack Obama is less qualified. Oh well, there's one hole in my argument against John Mellencamp running to fill Even Bayh's senate seat....

Support for a Mellencamp bid is gathering momentum; a "Draft John Mellencamp For Senate" Facebook page has emerged with more than 200 members.

Mellencamp is no stranger to politics or to Washington. He asked John McCain to stop using his music during the 2008 presidential campaign. He performed at President Obama's inauguration and has played at the White House, most recently last week at a celebration in honor of the civil rights movement.

Maybe it's just that I'm a cynical jerk but I have a couple of problems with the deep analysis of this article from Foxnews of all places...

Wow, so when it's a celebrity loudmouth running for office, 200 members on a facebook page count as a groundswell of support?
And the analysis of John's political experience leaves no stone unturned as the author offers up concert appearances for Chairman Zero, a whiny complaint for McCain to stop using his songs at political events, and an appearance at a civil-rights commemoration as evidence of his political gravitas. C'mon, seriously?

Just like all celebrities and musicians, Mellencamp is little more than a highly paid jester. He exists to entertain us and nothing more. His role in the senate would be as a dancing monkey for Harry Reid to boss around and tell how to vote on issues that he can't understand. I think Indianans deserve more serious representation for the next six years than a flaky musician.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Red meat for red staters

Over at the DailyCaller, they have a putative list of items on the Contract-from-America that was drafted by Tea Party activists through online surveys and various other forms of input. It's not bad. There are a few items that I would omit but there are more than a few that absolutely should be implemented. Here are my favorites but the whole list is worth taking a look at. Just click on the link.

•Requiring every bill in Congress to be made public seven days before any vote can be taken and all government expenditures authorized by any bill to be easily accessible on the Internet before the money is spent.

•Creating a Blue Ribbon task force that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs

•Audit the Federal Reserve System.

•Making sure the federal government does not bail out private companies. The government should also immediately divest itself of its stake in the private companies it owns from recent bailouts

If we can elect some true conservatives this time around, maybe we can start to have some fiscal discipline, the transparency we've been promised, and some policy shifts that free the American people to do what they do best, create wealth and prosperity as they pursue happiness, unencumbered by onerous regulations and busy-body bureaucrats.

Disgraceful media hypocrisy

You wouldn't know it by watching the main-stream media but, here are the faces of the three victims of last weeks shooting by radical leftist and Obama zealot Amy Bishop. Notice anything?

They're all minorities.

Where was perverted reprobate Keith Olbermann or militant lesbian Rachael Maddow or Obama ass-kisser Chris Matthews to tell us how she was a racist for choosing to kill minorities? Where's teary-eyed Katie Cupcake to breathlessly report about the obvious racial undertones regarding the shooting in the deep south? Where's Charlie Gibson to link Amy Bishop's radical political beliefs to her killing spree, the way he would if she had been a Bush or Palin supporter?

Do you think the media would be ignoring the skin color of the victims if a conservative, tea-party activist had done the shooting? Not a chance! We would be treated to weeks of nightly stories about how conservatives are intrinsically racist. New gun-control bills would be circulated in congress. Chairman Zero would hold a race summit at the White House...no republicans invited....except maybe Lindsay Graham.

Hat tip to Moonbattery.

Coolest rendition of the Mona Lisa with a nail gun you'll see all week

I tried to figure out how this may have been photo-shopped but, it appears to be real....

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Most terrorists agree, the American justice system under Obama is terrific

Here's Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan blathering about the recidivism rate among terrorists....

"People sometimes use that figure, 20 percent, say 'Oh my goodness, one out of five detainees returned to some type of extremist activity,'" Brennan said. "You know, the American penal system, the recidivism rate is up to something about 50 percent or so, as far as return to crime. Twenty percent isn't that bad."

We're not talking about garden-variety purse snatchers and flashers here. When terrorists return to a life of terrorism, people tend to die. And how do they determine that only 1 in 5 terrorists return to terrorism? I call BS on that number and I'm moving my money from Geithner to Brennan as far as whom Obama tosses under the HopeyChange bus next.

What an idiot!

Amy Bishop's tangled web of violence

It has been revealed that the UAH shooter Amy Bishop, now suspected of killing her own brother and being involved in a mail-bomb plot at Harvard, will also be questioned regarding the mysterious deaths of Tupac Shakur, Steve Irwin, and that luge athlete from the Republic of Georgia.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Amy Bishop....trendsetter

This is Amy Bishop who killed three fellow professors and injured three others in a shooting rampage over tenure, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. It looks like she may have also shot and killed her own brother years ago in Massachusetts. This story is all over the news so no doubt you've heard it by now.

The purpose of this post is regarding other unrelated news regarding Miss. Bishop: it would appear there are still women who wear the classic pageboy haircut? Who knew?

Friday, February 12, 2010

A SCOTUS appointment for Obama in 2010?

CNN is reporting to it's 12 remaining viewers that the Obama administration is quietly preparing for a possible Supreme Court vacancy this year following the June recess. Smart money is picking John Paul Stevens to be the next to step down though he has neither confirmed or denied that rumor. The question is, what kind of justice will Obama nominate?

The easy answer is that he'll go with a radical, activist lefty to drag the court away from the middle. But, how will his nominating radicals play in the upcoming elections? If Americans, already wary of the Obama administration's far-leftward slant, think he's stacking the court against them too, it'll give conservative candidates ammunition on the stump...

"A vote for me is a vote to keep the system checked and balanced against Obama-style socialism and an activist court".

Obama would certainly want to wait until after the mid-terms but, what if republicans make huge gains and even win back one or both houses of congress? He'll have to rely then, on the self-marginalized media to do the heavy lifting for him. The MSM will try to goad conservatives into voting for a liberal justice but, the incumbent carnage of the midterms that we all hope happens, will make the remaining judiciary committee members think twice about abandoning their conservative election promises.

A virtual cookie to the first reader who can name, without cheating, the justices in order(left to right). You're on the honor system not to look them up.

The Assault Breacher Vehicle

Here's the Marines' latest weapon against the terrorists in Afghanistan. The ABV carves out a safe path through mine fields and rids the battle field of IED's, the deadliest weapon of our enemy. It uses an array of ways to clear mines including large steel forks and concussion explosives that cause all mines in a wide area to go off harmlessly. It's also got some offensive weapons so Marines can shoot any stray terrorists that are running around in dirty nightshirts. Check it out.....

I would hate to see this thing coming at me. It would make me not want to be a terrorist anymore and go back to nomadic goat herding.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snowed out!!

Posted by Reid:

As the vast majority of the country is covered in snow, air traffic is stalled and delayed, there is one bright side to look at. Congress cannot hurt us any more this week. You see all those guys were snowed away from the capital and cannot work. Yes, fellow taxpayers, we get a reprieve from the incredible stupidity running rampant in D.C. No Obama led death-to-the-country votes, no P-Lo or Harry Reid diatribes, No Body at all. Thanks to God for the weather. Maybe it will storm for another few days in the Potomac area and keep those pinheads away from our money and country.
By the way, enjoy the respite. I'm sure it will be worse when it comes around after the break.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Does any body know where Al Gore is hibernating?

Here are a few of the headlines on Drudge this morning --

25% of plows broken...
New Jersey road crews running out of salt...
Up to 22 in Philadelphia...
Snowstorm shatters local records in Chicago...
It's official: Baltimore Snow Record!
Senate global warming hearing cancelled...
Legislation buried under record snowfall in capital...
Feds Warn: Snow Costs Taxpayers $100 Million A Day...
Washington Builds a Snow Mountain...

Heh, heh....with the unprecedented snow and cold weather, Al Gore must be curled up with a bottle of Jack Daniels in a corner of his 30,000 sq.ft mansion in Tennessee as his global-warming house of cards crumbles and his fortune of investments in the idiotic green-energy industry plunges faster than Lindsay Lohan's career.

Death on the High Seas

Posted by Reid:

Today is a sad day. Captain Phil Harris, Of the Cornelia Marie fishing vessel, is now dead. He died of a stroke suffered while he was in port in Alaska. He was with his family.
I love to watch "The Deadliest Catch". It has become one of my favorite shows. I find it intriguing to sit in the comfort of my home and watch these fishermen battle life and death to reel in various type of crab. The characters are great and Phil was one of the best. He had a dry sense of humor, but was no-nonsense when it came down to business time. His approach was just do it, nothing else.
I will miss him, and hope that the show can find a person with a good persona to use in his stead. He cannot be replaced.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Monday, February 08, 2010

The tea-party movement should resist national organization

I think the Tea Party movement should resist high-level organization as was on display in Nashville last week. It will be much more effective as a true, grass-roots movement of individuals, if it is organized at the local level only.

Watching the coverage, it felt like just another republican party convention with all the compromising and platitudes that go along with it....the very things that we resented about the republican party as it currently is. Resisting high-level organization and instead, voting our consciences locally will keep the movement alive, powerful, and influential. Becoming a national, party-like movement, indistinguishable from the republican party, will de-energize the tea-party base...exactly what democrats and liberal republicans want to happen.

Washington gridlock....a conservative's delight

My delight in political gridlock in Washington is legendary. When there's gridlock, nothing gets done, and when nothing gets done in DC, spending bills aren't passed and our liberties aren't etched away. This is why I love when the capital shuts down for weather too.....

From MyWay -- WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of workers in the snowy Mid-Atlantic region were given Monday off to shovel out from a blizzard that buried some areas in nearly 3 feet of snow as another storm loomed.

Federal agencies that employ 230,000 in Washington will be closed, as will many businesses and school districts across the region.

I know what you're thinking. "But Ed, the kids are missing school too. You can't be in favor of that."

Why yes, I can. Why wouldn't I be in favor of kids missing out on dreadful government education and socialist indoctrination at the hands of underachieving, union teachers? Government shutdowns are always a good thing and the kids missing another day of awful government schooling is a bonus.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Immigration thugs keep the bums and toss the desirable

This is precisely why the behemoth federal government should be in charge of as little of American life as possible...

Angela Boneva always thought she was an American, never imagining that valued piece of her identity could be stripped away.

Because her father was born in Indiana, an American consulate in Bulgaria bestowed U.S. citizenship on Boneva when she was growing up there in 1981.

Boneva, now 34 and a married mother, settled into a quiet American lifestyle in Niles — until the day a letter arrived from the U.S. State Department, upending her world. In six indifferently worded paragraphs it said, in effect: There was a mistake. You're not an American.

She's now worried she could be deported.

Ms Boneva is an assimilated, functioning, productive, lawful, taxpaying member of society who, through no fault or intent of her own, is the victim of an underachieving flunky bureaucrat's mistake from years ago. And now she's drawn the attention of a smarmy grunt at the immigration dept. who might have her deported. Yet, every year, this same department welcomes with open arms tens of thousands of Mexico's most indigent criminals and bums into the country to sponge of the American taxpayer.

And democrats still want the same bureaucracy that has ruined our education system, bankrupted Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, raped us with corrupt progressive taxation, and ignored the security of our borders, to control our entire health care system?

Unless the intent is to degrade the country into a second-rate nanny-State, why would you want to do something so stupid as deport productive, law-abiding citizens who committed no crime to get here?

Your federal government is spending tens of millions of dollars to advertise, and encourage participation in the 2010 federal census. Never mind that it will be sent to every single American with a mailbox anyway and census drones will be canvasing neighborhoods to count stragglers too. Among the extravagant expenditures, Obama administration is encouraging grade-school students to become census cheerleaders by annoying their parents about filling it out and sending it in. In one stupid school activity, unrelated to learning, there's this suggestion about making sure your parents participate, "...students could have a contest for the best census 'cheer'".

Here's mine:

Ready? OK!
I can't read but that's OK
President Obama will make my day
With the census they'll comply
'Cause we deserve our slice of pie


2, 4, 6, 8
How do we enumerate?

With mirrors, smoke, and slight of hand
Minorities will soon expand

Detroit and Cleveland and DC too
Will get big checks, paid by you
Though populations all have dwindled
And that is how we'll all be swindled

If you have a good census cheer, leave it as always in the comments thread.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin

Sunday irony

The weight of this snowfall collapsed the roof of the 84-Lumber company in Albemarle County.

If only there was a material available for sale that could help support and strengthen roofs.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Obama the shameless narcissist

Here's President Obama and his anectodal eulogy of a terminally ill campaign worker who insisted she be buried in an Obama T-shirt.....unbelievable!

This guy has no shame at all! Only a self-absorbed, mirror-gazing narcissist would make a woman's death be all about him and his fight for socialized health care. He couldn't even remember her name....probably because she was entirely unimportant in his self-centric world view and useful to him only as a lead-in to his health care policy argument.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

In defense of Rahm Emanuel

In reference to far-left democrats who were planning attack ads directed toward centrist democrats, Rahm Emanuel privately called them, "F-ing retards". Of course this caused predictable hysteria and outrage among the political-correct class in both parties as well as the defenders of the handicapped.

Look, that's probably not a term that people should choose to use in public but, this was during a private conversation to a handful of people. If Emanuel wants to use that term to insult people he thinks are idiots, that's his right. And you're free to be insulted and whine about it.

I think for Sarah Palin to call for his firing or resignation over it is overstepping just a tad. What she and the rest of the country should be complaining about is Emanuel's Chicago-style, mob-like tactics to get his way, his awful choices for czar positions in the administration, his behind-the-scenes orchestration of the health-care debacle, cap-and-trade, TARP, corporate bailouts, Obama's international apology tour, the bribes-for-votes scandals that are rampant in DC now. The list of outrages goes on and on. Who cares if he chooses a politically incorrect term as an insult? Is that really the worst thing he's done?

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

When the going gets tough, the ruling hypocrits go to America

It seems one of Canada's premiers, Danny Williams, a huge proponent of that country's single-payer health care system, opted out of that very program when his own health faltered. Instead of languishing for months like his fellow Canadians, waiting to see a heart surgeon, he jetted down to America for immediate heart surgery.

You see, the effete, ruling elites in Canada, who dictate to regular Canadians what kind of horrible, government care they must suffer under, flee to the country with the greatest health care system in all the world for their personal care....the US. Our ruling class here in the US is no different. Do you naively believe that any high-ranking member of congress or government in general, will toil under a single-payer system....I mean if they ever succeed in saddling us with one....like the rest of us?

No, congress, the executive branch, and I suspect the judiciary all enjoy access to exemplary private health care paid for by the taxpayers. How they can exempt themselves and their families from the very disastrous, third-world health care system they're trying to impose on us little people, and do it with a straight face is any body's guess.

If this isn't proof of how abysmally awful single-payer health care is, I don't know what is.

Whites need not apply

Bill and Melinda Gates give billions in philanthropy to lots of different causes.....good for them. They also want to help underprivileged teens get a leg up to go to college.....that is if your skin color is correct. Turns out if you are white, you need not apply for a Gates Foundation Scholarship......

From the Gates Millennium Scholars website --

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

• Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American.

There are plenty of poor white kids who could use a little assistance to go to college too. But I guess helping Caucasian kids doesn't alleviate your white guilt like specifically and publicly excluding them does. Idiots! I swear!

Sorry girlie, no matter how poor your parents are, because you are white, Bill and Melinda Gates think you are unworthy of their scholarship money. On the bright side though, you have a sunny future as a bartender, stripper, or drug mule.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Do we need marines in Japan?

For a long time, residents of Japan have resented our military presence there....

From DailyMail -- Thousands of protesters from across Japan marched today in Tokyo to protest against U.S. military presence on Okinawa, while a Cabinet minister said she would fight to get rid of a marine base Washington considers crucial.
Some 47,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Japan, with more than half on the southern island of Okinawa.

Residents have complained for years about noise, pollution and crime around the bases.

Japan and the U.S. signed a pact in 2006 that called for the realignment of American troops in the country and for a Marine base on the island to be moved to a less populated area.

Presumably we maintain a large contingent of marines in Okinawa to have a quick-response force if the Norks decide to misbehave but, at what cost if we are unwanted on their land? If the Japanese don't want almost 50 thousand rowdy marines getting drunk, fighting, and chasing their women, I can't say I blame them. I mean who threatens Japan? Only the North Koreans. I realize they have the third largest standing army in the world but they are starving and I doubt their resolve to fight for their pot-bellied gargoyle of a dear leader is very great. Besides, it's not like Japan doesn't have a military, they just don't have nukes.

I'm just not sure what we gain by maintaining large military bases full of US servicemen all over the world. To have expensive outposts in some of these places seems pointless. Unless we have assets in the region or turmoil will adversely affect our economy, let these people sort out their own problems.

Reason #793 to detest injury lawyers

Up in New York, a couple of law firms banded together and filed an injunction request to try to force Toyota to STOP repairing the sticky accelerator pedals. That's right...I said STOP the repairs.

"But Ed" you naively wonder, "Why in the world would lawyers want to prevent a car company from taking an action that will undoubtedly save untold numbers of lives?"

Silly, guileless reader......injury lawyers would gladly let thousands die in fiery crashes if it means they can sue Toyota for billions, rather than allow Toyota to prevent the deaths in the first place. They smell chum in the water and they will stop at nothing to prevent Toyota from repairing their cars. They want as much death and dismemberment as possible that they can blame on Toyota. They'll sue on behalf of the victims' families as a class action and pocket several hundred million of the billions awarded in the judgement or settlement.

Then the price of Toyota's will skyrocket to pay for it. And the lawyers will laugh all the way to the bank as they look for another company to feed on.

Is there anybody to whom Obama will not bow?

Obama: "I must have dropped something.....oh, it's the dignity of the office of President".?

To whom did Obama bow this time? A head of state perhaps? A foreign royal of some flavor? Why no....it's the mayor of Tampa, Pam Iorio. Why would Obama bow to the mayor of Tampa? Did he mistake her for the Empress of China, because you know all those Asians look alike?