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

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lisa Murkowski's last-ditch effort to stay employed

Unless you've been tweeking crystal meth. or playing Farmville on Facebook for the past two days, you've probably heard about the judges ruling in Alaska, on behalf of a Lisa Murkowski supporter, which says that polling places must provide voters with the names of all registered write-in candidates. The Murkowski camp was afraid that Alaskans couldn't remember how to spell "Murkowski" thus voiding their votes.

Hilariously, as a result of this ruling, hundreds of Alaskans have registered as write-in candidates, probably many with names resembling the spelling of Murkowski's. Now the polling places have to provide a confusing, pages-long list of all write-in candidates' names from which voters can choose. In her craven determination to retain that which she believes she is rightfully entitled, she may have cost herself what little shot she actually had at getting it.

If you're hooked on Farmville, you might be an idiot

Pat over at Belchspeak already posted about this today but I think it bears repeating.....because Farmville is so stupid!

From Jacksonville.com -- A Jacksonville mother charged with shaking her baby to death has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Alexandra V. Tobias, 22, was arrested after the January death of 3-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson. She told investigators she became angry because the baby was crying while she was playing a computer game called FarmVille on the Facebook social-networking website.

Are your Facebook friends so boring and your life so lacking in interesting content that you have to immerse yourself in a make-believe farm? Seriously? Get off the stupid computer for a minute and go live life so you'll have something to talk about on Facebook rather than this idiotic, contrived, imaginary life. Morons!

Here's the mugshot of the parent of the year. Hopefully somebody in the klink will shake her until her neck breaks. There's no swifter justice than prison justice.

Craven democrats sacrifice a black man in favor of Charlie Crist....reprehensible!

The political tactics of democrats are as despicable as they are dastardly.....

From Online.WSJ -- Former President Bill Clinton tried to persuade Florida Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of his U.S. Senate race and support Gov. Charlie Crist's independent candidacy in hopes of thwarting a victory by Republican Marco Rubio.

Democrats know that if conservative Marco Rubio gets a national stage for the next six years, he'll likely be the GOP candidate for President. Ordinarily that would make him just another republican to be smeared and besmirched. But Marco Rubio is Hispanic. The last thing democrats want is for any significant, voting minority to get the crazy idea that maybe conservatism is in their best interests. Democrats can count on the obedient black vote and for now, the Hispanic vote, and mostly the women vote, so for a black, Hispanic, or woman to succeed as a conservative spells future electoral trouble for democrats.

Clinton thought he could nip Rubio's meteoric political rise in the bud by getting democrat Kendrick Meek to drop out of the Florida senate race, ostensibly throwing his 15% support to yellow turncoat Charlie Crist. That would win the senate seat for liberals and effectively stop Rubio's political career in it's tracks. But since Meek decided not to step aside for Crist, democrats' plan-B is to out Meek as a horrible candidate with no chance of winning. The thinking is that his supporters will want to get behind a winner and go ahead and be convinced to vote for Crist even if Meek remains on the ballot.

This is election-year politicking at it's worst, but two can play that game. Somebody should make a statement about the democrats trying to get a black man to step down to make way for a white/orange man. That ought to gin up the black voters in Florida to not vote for Crist.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Joe Biden gives us a glimpse at the heart of a statist

If you want a little insight into the deranged mind of a liberal, progressive statist, look no further than VPOTUS, Joe Biden....

"Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive," he said. "In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000 for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States. ... No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years."

Really Joe? Except for nuclear weapons, the Hoover Dam, and possibly the World Wide Web, I can't think of a single noteworthy accomplishment or good idea that came from government....ever. Did government invent the microwave oven, the cotton gin, the light bulb, the internal combustion engine, or ice-cream sandwiches? Like 99.99% of all innovation, these ideas came about from private enterprise. And by private enterprise I mean individuals working in their own self interests creating things to make money for themselves and their families....or as you dumb statists like to call it, greed.

When free men are unencumbered by onerous, tyrannical government, through their self-interested pursuit of profit, they improve the lives of everyone with their ideas, innovations, and inventions.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

The Chinese are advancing technologically faster than any other nation, but there's a simple explanation and it's not that they're better at math.....

From CNBC -- A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower.

The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings.

The Chinese machine is nothing more than a larger copy of the Roadrunner at IBM, the current fastest computer(pictured above). Pirating, cheating, and stealing is how the Chinese have gained so much ground on the US in the areas of science and technology. They simply steal our inventions and innovations, pour billions of dollars, most of it ironically is ours, into copying it, then they improve it slightly in scale, then claim they've "invented" something better than ours.

They steal our communication technology, our DVD movie and CD technology, our military technology and then pat themselves on the back and brag what great innovators their scientists are when they are little more than clever thieves.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The inevitable decline of America

Regular TRR reader David sent in a link to this article in AmericanThinker, which supposes that the outcome of the midterm elections amounts to little more than a brief pit stop on the path of inevitable decline and collapse down which America is rushing. Here's an excerpt....[emphasis mine]

Elections matter only in the short term. Every long-term social index I am aware of is negative. The plain fact is that the American people are too morally degenerate to be capable of effective self-government. The Roman satirist Juvenal understood. "The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things -- bread and games!" I can find no reason to be optimistic. It is only our blind vanity that lets us pretend that the United States can endure forever. Rome fell, and so will America. For all intents and purposes, it is already over.

Pretty powerful stuff. Take a minute and click on the link and read the article as you reflect on where American came from and where we're going. Maybe you agree that America is a lost cause already and there's no stopping it. Certainly the forces of moral decay, liberalism, and degeneracy are powerful and many, including Alexander Tyler, have predicted that free people will always tend toward selfishness, apathy, and dependence along the cycle of democracies only to end up under the boot of tyranny once again. Is that where America is headed or can she be rescued?

Charlie Sheen just being Charlie Harper

I'm sure you've heard about Charlie Sheen's most recent arrest for trashing a room at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. He was cavorting with a prostitute who apparently got angry at him for some reason. Clearly this will only boost viewership of his TV show.

Sheen is the highest paid actor on TV, raking in $2million per episode to essentially play himself in real life.

That buys a lot of prostitutes. You'd think he could hire one that doesn't throw stuff at him.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Obama's science advisor is loony tunes

Obama's radical leftist science advisor has said some stupid things to earn him a spot on team-Obama. Among them are that forced abortions and mass sterilization of undesirables is needed to control Earth's population, new born babies aren't fully human, and that anthropomorphic climate change is real. Now he's advising the white house that it needs to prepare for a killer asteroid to hit Earth....

From AOLNews -- (Oct. 25) -- If an asteroid were on a collision course with Earth, would we be ready to defend against its destructive impact or would we be helpless and defenseless?

NASA, America's space agency, is being charged with leading the way to protect not only the U.S. but the entire world in the event of such a horrifying scenario. And a top White House science adviser says we have to be prepared.

As if there aren't more pressing issues at hand, such as the systematic dismantling of the republic, the intentional destruction of America's economy, and the single greatest expansion of government tyranny over the citizenry in American history. No, we should be worrying about a stupid asteroid that may or may not be in our future.

Here's a helpful artist's impression of what an asteroid striking Earth might look like. I doubt there's anything the Christ-child Obama could do to prevent it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Light posting day

It's super busy around the lab today so I haven't been able to post. I hope to get back on track tomorrow. In the mean time, be sure to visit my recommended web sites in the list to the right.

Cheers, Ed

Friday, October 22, 2010

TOTUS....the man behind the curtain

Teleprompter of the United States

When the midterms are over, blood runs red in the streets, and the democrats are burying their dead, Obama will kick off a 10 day working vacation as far away as he can get from the electoral carnage. One of his stops will be in India where he'll address, and by "address" I mean "read to", the 780 member Indian parliament. And for the first time ever, a teleprompter will be used in the chamber. How embarrassing!

A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight…

Obama will take the help of a teleprompter to deliver his address to the 780-odd members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, sources said…

Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual–not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.

Teleprompters are textbook-sized panes of glass holding the prepared remarks of the speaker and which rests on top of a tall, narrow pole and flank his podium during speeches.

The Indian newspapers are having to explain what a teleprompter is because they've never seen a politician pretend to be speaking when he's actually reading. India is the largest democracy in the world and Obama doesn't even have respect enough to memorize a simple speech? If the Indian people weren't disillusioned before, they sure will be when they realize The One is a phony douche, and not the charismatic superman he likes to think he is.

Just like in the Wizard of Oz, the man behind the curtain will be revealed, or the teleprompter behind the President as it were, and Obama will be shown to be the shallow but telegenic, empty suit we here in America have known he was all along.

From Hotair.

Whoopi gets it wrong

In case you missed it, oddly named Whoopi Goldberg appeared on Greta's show to talk about her meltdown during Bill O's now famous appearance on The View. Here's their exchange..... [emphasis mine]

From TheFoxNation -- GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: I got to ask you about Bill O'Reilly. You took a hike from the set. You can't take on Bill O'Reilly?

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: You know what, I don't want to have to take on Bill O'Reilly. I don't want to have to fight with anybody. But, you know, if he had said all Irish people are drunks, or all black people love fried chicken, it's the same thing to me.

Wrong! That would only be an accurate analogy if Bill had said that all Muslims are terrorists. He didn't say that. NOBODY is saying that. What he did say was that all terrorists are Muslim.

The converse of that is also true. If Irish people or black people had attacked us on 9-11 in the name of being Irish or black, or if Irish or blacks were responsible for nearly all the terrorism in the world for the last 30 years, all in the name of their nationality or race, then he would be right in saying that all terrorists are Irish or all terrorists are black. It's not being bigoted, it's just stating fact.

See how leftists, devoid of any logical debate points, make a simple switch in their argument to make you look like a bigot when you never said anything bigoted?

America is at a cross-roads

Have you seen this catchy ad from Citizens Against Government Waste? It brings home how indebted to and under control we are by our Chinese overlords...

If you aren't motivated to vote for whichever candidate promises to reduce the size and scope of the federal nanny state, what's wrong with you?

NPR steps in it...big time!

Every body has pretty much weighed in on the Juan Williams kerfuffle over at NPR. The stupidity of NPR is almost too easy a target to spend much time on. But don't feel too sorry for Juan. Getting fired for saying what almost every American thinks in the same situation landed him on easy street....

From LATimes -- In wake of NPR controversy, Fox News gives Juan Williams an expanded role
The cable news network signs the analyst to a new three-year contract for nearly $2 million. Meanwhile, conservative figures blast the public radio network for its response to Williams' comments about Muslims.

Good for Juan! I've always liked and respected him. As liberals go, I'm not sure which one I like more, Juan Williams or Pat Caddell. Both are reasonable, thoughtful debaters of their positions. Neither is an unhinged leftist ideologue and their reasonable debate points from the left regularly challenge my right-leaning positions. I have no problem with that.

That said, why would NPR fire a 10-year employee who is an opinion journalist for his candid self-examination? Some think it's because he doesn't parrot enough, the liberal talking points. Other see a more sinister influence by the detestable George Soros who within the last 3 days donated $1.8million to NPR. Maybe he demanded that in exchange for his donation, NPR purge themselves of any contributors who also appear on FOX News. The rumor is that Mara Liasson is next on the chopping block.

Though NPR's budget consists of only 6%-8% public money, they should be defunded after this. If they can't compete in the market place of news radio without being propped up by taxpayers, then they should change their operating practices like everybody else.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Not enough tea in China.....

Just for fun, watch this desperate attempt by the Obama's to gin up the base that they razzle-dazzled into voting for them in '08.

They do know that the white house has cameras, lighting, and state-of-the-art sound equipment, don't they? What did they do, shoot this with a iPhone in the bathroom off the oval office? Where's that echo coming from? Maybe the amateurishness was intentional to give it that personal, off-the-cuff feel. Either way, no amount of begging, pleading, or cajoling is going to motivate more than a few of the retards that voted for them the first time, to come out again when he's not even on the ballot.

The Obama's should stick to their plan and leave town for a couple of weeks after the election until the dust settles. Maybe he can get in his 54th-83rd rounds of golf during that time.

All terrorist busts should be this easy

Aspiring terrorist to FBI: I'll work for you as an operative if you'll send me to Somalia to train as a terrorist.

FBI to aspiring terrorist: No thanks. You're under arrest.

Apparently this disgruntled American student wanted badly to be a terrorist but couldn't figure out how to get to the training camps in Somalia to volunteer, so he contacted the FBI and volunteered his services as an agent if they agreed to send him there. Heh heh.

Here's a helpful image of what a dumb terrorist might look like....

The coolest Tea Party activist

I found this article over at Riverfronttimes which highlights the recent discovery in Tifton, Georgia, where I lived for a year in 1969, at a Tea Party rally, an attendee named Maureen "Moe" Tucker, drummer for the iconic 60's rock band Velvet Underground.

Apparently she moved to Tifton with her family and is just as concerned about the direction of the country as we all are. The article is an interview the Riverfront Times did with her recently. Give it a read and see how a former 60's hippie views the current state of affairs of America.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jerry Brown's littered past the media don't want you to know about

Jerry Brown and his buddy Jim Jones

This is a must read for all TRR visitors but especially for those of you in California who are thinking of electing the aged, leftist hippie, Jerry Brown as your next governor.

My friend Pat over at BelchSpeak has some frightening excerpts from, and informative, insightful commentary about, an article written after an investigation into the 1977 Jonestown massacre in which 900 black people died. The piece outlines the strong connections that madman and cult-leader Jim Jones had to the liberal elite in the US back then. A collection of leftists that included Jerry Brown.

I had no idea Jim Jones was so closely connected to Jerry Brown, or that it was Brown's enabling influence that in part allowed Jim Jones to take the lives of so many people. The leftist media don't want you Californians to know about this horrifying connection but now you do. Remember this as you vote for governor of your state in 2 weeks.

Obama now buying votes

The democrats' plan for every election is to give demeaning handouts to whomever they want to vote for them, and seniors are no exception.....

By JIM ABRAMS - WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are making a pre-election pitch to give Social Security recipients a one-time payment of $250, part of a larger effort to convince senior voters that their party, and not Republicans, will best look out for the 58 million people who get the government retirement and disability benefits.

The $250 check is meant to make up for a second year without a cost-of-living increase due to low inflation.

$250 won't nearly make up for the costs to seniors of Obamacare, the collapsing economy, lost retirement, deficit caused inflation, and lost home value due to property devaluation. That Obama thinks seniors are gullible enough to fall for a lousy $250 bribe in exchange for a midterm vote shows just how infantile democrats think old people are. I would be profoundly insulted. Let's hope all seniors see it that way.

Monday, October 18, 2010

George Will schools Meghan McCain

Getting George Will to spar with Meghan McCain on politics is like getting King Kong to spar with Curious George on bananas.

Christiane Amanpour must have George by the short and curlies.....contractually speaking. The fun part starts around 7:35 when Meghan cautions the republican party about losing young voters because "they are the future". George, the grown-up on the panel replies, "That's tautology, but not an astute political point"....OWNED!!!

I know Meghan McCain means well and she probably believes what she's saying but, she's eagerly being exactly what the liberal media want to portray young conservatives as......not very conservative. She prefers the old days where republicans and democrats pretended to spar for the cameras, but later attended the same cocktail parties at which mutually beneficial political deals were crafted. That's the Washington that her father lived in. Old school politicos don't like anybody to upset the apple cart. They had a good thing going until the Tea Party activists started winning elections by talking about archaic ideas like the Constitution and limited government.

No wonder she's upset. Now she's being forced to choose sides. She's got to either be a real conservative or go ahead and become a democrat if being invited to the hip, insider, cocktail parties is that important.

R.I.P. Barbara Billinglsey

I used to watch Leave it to Beaver every afternoon after school. I know June Cleaver is every loathing feminist's nightmare compared to the role they feel women should play in modern society, but she epitomized the prototypical mom of the 50's....not coincidentally the last useful American generation. Championed by the feminist movement, every generation since the beginning of the dissolution in the 60's, of the traditional family unit, is self-indulgent, entitled, and determined to have immediate gratification in every endeavor with very little long-sightedness or self-denial. Not saying that everybody born in the sixties or later is like that but generationally, that seems to be the norm rather than the exception.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Socialism killed California and Jerry Brown offers more socialism

This is the man to whom 50% of Californians are seriously considering handing their failed state. He said this as recently as 1995.....

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs. Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I’m talking about welfare for all.

It's this idiocy that has all but sunk California as it is. And they're thinking of putting an avowed socialist in charge? How abysmally stupid are you Californians?

If you provide welfare for all, who pays for it? From whom do you take money to fund your Utopian, ideal society of equality? Good grief! That this moron even has a chance at election explains why it's no wonder California is about to tumble into the sea.

College grads second guessing that vote for Hope and Change

Over at Sweetness&Light, I found this interesting statistic.....unable to find work, 85% of college grads plan to move back in with their parents. Back to their same, tiny bed, same annoyingly early curfew, and same high-school chore list.

The article highlights a recent Penn State grad who got a degree in public relations but can't find a job relating to the public, and had to move back in with her mom. Predictably, they both voted for Obama.

She's got two problems: the first one was choosing a Big 10 school....I mean seriously! Secondly, who told her there were jobs in public relations? You might as well be a middle manager at a payday loan store....i.e. you don't produce anything. You just manage those who do and therefor you get laid off first when the economy is bad.

Even a cursory review of job-market demand would have steered her in the direction of nursing or other health care-related or technical fields, accounting, or professional degrees in the legal or medical fields. There is always demand for nurses.

If you don't want to move back home, choose a career field in which there are jobs waiting. Just because you think you would enjoy and be good at something doesn't mean that you can find work doing it right out of school.

We deserve to be taken advantage of by China

Politicians want to blame China for our economic mess, but it's not their fault.....

From Telegraph.co.uk -- China warns US against making yuan dispute a 'scapegoat' for a flagging economy

While China may be guilty of currency manipulation to take advantage of the weak dollar, we recklessly put ourselves in the position to be taken advantage of. When half of the population of a country clamors for lavish social and benefits programs at the expense of the other half and craven politicians line up to provide it to them in exchange for votes, naturally your economy will suffer. And since we participate in a world market, we're ripe for predation by countries who're smarter and more disciplined than us.

Any country who evolves to the point where it toils under a big government and small economy rather than thriving with a big economy and small government, is in willful decline as an economic power. We deserve to be taken advantage of by China.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

O'Reilly and The View have a deal

I don't know why O'Reilly continues to go on The View where he knows the three liberal harpies will act ridiculously unreasonable to show off for their idiot studio audience. Here's the latest edition.....

I think there's an understanding between these two shows...a symbiosis if you will. Bill O' gets to huff and puff on The Factor later on Fox about his appearance and his audience will be properly scandalized at the absurdity of these stupid women. His ratings are usually huge when he's gone head-to-head with Whoopi and Joy.

In return, the gals on The View get to skewer, for the enjoyment of their audience, one of the most loathed man by retarded lefties, Bill O'Reilly. Both shows end up with ratings boons and no body gets hurt.

It's all just theater to me because neither party will convince the other to concede any, ANY point. So what's the purpose if it's not simple ratings?

B'ham tweeker has no sense of right and wrong.....or irony

This girl wearing the "Zerometh" T-shirt was busted when police raided a suspected methlab in north Jefferson County. Heh heh! Along with the seizure of various meth-manufacturing paraphernalia, she and her stupid boyfriend were taken into custody.

I guess she thought if she wore the anti-meth shirt, it would distract people from her pocked face, rotten teeth, schizophrenia, hallucinations, and constant disorientation and confusion from being an addict.

Are people so desperate to get high that they'll try literally anything? Because when you're a tweeker, you've pretty much hit rock bottom.

Michelle Obama reports for front-line duty

I generally stay away from the families of politicians but when they trot their wives and kids out on the campaign trail or to advance an agenda, they become fair game. Here's Michelle Obama yesterday giving a radio interview on the Tom Joyner show.....

So, once again, we have the power. We’ve got this man in office. I think we’re all proud of Barack and his accomplishments. Everybody I know in our communities are praying for us. Every day we feel that. And let me just tell your listeners that it means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us.

Uhhh...what? "keeping the spirits clean"? What kind of nonsense is that? Either Michelle's been watching too much Ghost Whisperer or she's pandering to a group that she thinks values prayer. The obvious explanation can be found by looking at the audience of Tom Joyner.....they are primarily black and democrats know that religion plays a huge role in black culture.

All Michelle does here is arrogantly acknowledge the adoration to which she obviously feels her family is entitled. I doubt it's going to be enough to rally the democrat base and close significantly the enthusiasm gap between liberals and conservatives in time to make any difference in 3 weeks.

Thanks to MichelleMalkin.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel is a silly, silly girl

For all the media coverage surrounding the Chilean miners rescue, one stands out as the stupidest by far of any. Here's moron Katrina vanden Heuvel's tweet regarding the rescue....

Rescue work of Chilean state: Private mine company seems to have made no contribution to rescue. State humane, private corporation not.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin for finding this and posting it. Everybody in the world, except for Katrina, recognizes that it was American ingenuity, determination, and desire to help that got those miners out two months earlier than predicted. As a barking moonbat, Katrina can't imagine giving Americans credit for doing good....it doesn't fit the liberal template of Americans as bad.

A tranny wants to play golf with the chicks

In California, a male-to-female transexual wants to join the LPGA. What could go wrong?

Lana Lawless, the 2008 Women's Long Drive Association (LDA) champion, claims in her lawsuit that her civil rights have been violated by the LPGA. The LPGA rules state that no one can play on tour unless she was born female.

The LPGA has rejected Lawless' applications to enter qualifying events. Lawless is legally female after undergoing a sex change operation.

I'm sorry but just because the kooky laws of your state give you permission to pretend and be recognized as a gender that you are not, it doesn't mean you are actually that gender. Miss Lawless still has a Y chromosome in every cell in "her" body, which makes "her" a man. Moreover, despite all the estrogen she's taken to make her appear more feminine, she's still got the strength of a man, which would make it unfair for her to compete on the LPGA.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Obama's corruption is boundless

The infuriating corruption of Obama and his corporate cronies knows no bounds....

(CNSNews.com) - The Obama administration gave corporate giant General Electric—the parent company of NBC--$24.9 million in grants from the $787-billion economic “stimulus” law President Barack Obama signed in February 2009, according to records posted by the administration at Recovery.gov.

Despite getting $24.9 million from U.S. taxpayers, GE decreased its U.S.-based employees by 18,000 in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 annual report.

According to Standard & Poor's, GE took in $156 billion in revenue in 2009.

You should recall that GE was/is managed by Obama-lick spittle Jeffery Immelt. GE is also the parent company of NBC, the most liberally polluted "news" organization in all the world. Never let it be said that Obama didn't take care of the people who take care of him by funneling taxpayer money to their companies.

For the federal government to ever, EVER rescue any private company, I don't care whether it's a car company, bank, or pop sickle stand, is absolutely unconstitutional and is in opposition to the cornerstone of America....capitalism and the free market.

GE made $156billion in '09, the same year Obama forked over $24.9million of money taken from taxpayers, and GE still outsourced 18,000 jobs to India, China, Mexico, or wherever. You'd think the lapdog media would have something to say about this administration's hypocrisy but they will never abandon The One, they have too much personally invested in his success methodically dismantling the republic piece by piece.

Democrats skirt the Constitution whenever they feel like it

Watch democrat Jan Shakowsky (D-Il) squirm when she's asked about the Constitutional provision that allows the government to force a citizen to enter into a financial contract.....

The difference between Medicare/Medicaid and Obamacare is that with M/M participation is voluntary and we are taxed to pay for it, while Obamacare forces private citizens, under penalty of law, to enter into a contract with a private company.

To utterly corrupt democrats, the commerce clause of Article I and the "general welfare" clause in the Preamble give them carte blanche to do literally anything they want without actual, specific Constitutional justification. Obamacare is unconstitutional because no where is it suggested that the federal government can compel private citizens to purchase anything. This is why it is ripe for total repeal as soon as the political environment in DC is more conservative. Let's hope the republicans have legislative power in 2013 when hopefully Obama leaves office and they still have the guts to repeal it despite the bleating and lamentations of degenerate liberals like Jan Shakowsky.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Harry Reid sees dead people

In case you missed it. David Brody of CBN interviewed Harry Reid and asked him some softball questions, the answers to which nobody really cares about but here's the funny one.....

Q. Can you think of a greatest living American?

Reid: I’m glad I had the opportunity to know Ted Kennedy. Whether you agreed with him or not, what a life he led with his two brothers being assassinated, his other brother being killed in World War II. And Robert Byrd, who just died. What a, what a — he was in the Congress of the United States for more than 25% of the time that we have been a country. That’s fairly remarkable.

Uh, Harry you retard! Both of those men are taking eternal dirt naps. And naming fellow members of the senate as the greatest Americans shows what a high opinion Harry certainly has of himself and his position. We cannot be rid of this guy fast enough!

This month's pitbull attack story

If you've read TRR for any time, you know my distrust of pitbulls and my general contempt for people who own them. I'm getting a little tired of owners writing in and defending these vicious killers as good dogs with bad owners.

Shut up already!

Pitbulls exist for one reason and eventually every one of them will try to kill something if given a chance. It's just a matter of time. It's in their genetics.

From Myfoxorlando -- ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - 29-year old DeeDee Olizia was going for her usual morning stroll around the block on Moore Street Saturday morning, when she ran into double trouble. "I was walking by myself and I saw two dogs wander down the street. I was afraid, I'm afraid of dogs and I don't like dogs. The way I saw them coming I knew they was going to attack me," DeeDee said.

Moments later both pitbulls lunged at DeeDee who is about 8 months pregnant. "They jumped on me." DeeDee screamed as loud as she could. Neighbors like Kim Kline ran to help, "I got my baseball bat in my car in the back seat and I sprinted on fast as I could for a full block."

By the time Kline and others got there it was too late. "One of her legs had gouges in it. One of the dogs had grabbed a hold of her and was ripping skin off of her and the gouges must have been 3" long and 3" wide," Kline said.

If all pitbulls were exterminated, it wouldn't bother me one bit. If this lady was my pregnant wife, there would be no measure to the vengeance that I would visit on these dogs and their owners.

Tom Brady and Randy Moss are not friends apparently

Heh heh, before Randy Moss was traded this weekend from the Patriots to the Vikings in order to rescue Brett Favre's swan song, the story broke that Moss and Pat's QB pretty-boy Tom Brady got into a fight about each other's hair style. Idiots! Brady told Moss he should shave the corn rows off his head, to which Moss replied that Brady's Justine Bieber coif made him look like a little girl. (If you're keeping score at home, that's one point for Moss) Brady stupidly explained that his super-model wife Gisele Bundchen won't let him cut it......yeah Tom, that makes you come across way more manly now. (Score another point for Moss.)

As one observer put it, Brady telling Moss that he's got a bad hairdo is like Creed telling Nickelback that they're lame......uuuuhh pot, meet kettle. You decide for yourself who's got the stupider hair style.......

Friday, October 08, 2010

Dead people = loyal Obama supporters

Apparently it pays to be an Obama voter, even if you're dead......

WASHINGTON – A government investigator says 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison.

The Social Security Administration's inspector general said in a report Thursday that $18 million went to 72,000 people who were dead.

The government and media will report that it's just an honest mistake, but with the evidence of democrat operatives in ACORN using the names of dead people to cast votes for the Obamessiah, I think it's a little more than a coincidence. We know corrupt democrats think of their political friends first whenever there's taxpayer money to be doled out. So they probably used voter roles to decide to whom they'll send our money first, and why wouldn't it mistakenly include the names of all the dead people that were illegally used to pad the numbers for Obama in '08?

Where are the harping feminists?

By any body's measure, a male agreeing that his female political opponent is a "whore" should be the end of his campaign, if not career. But Jerry Brown's a liberal running for office in California, so don't get your hopes up.....

Jerry Brown's campaign apologized Thursday for a private conversation captured on audiotape that has the California Democratic gubernatorial candidate agreeing to an aide's description of Republican rival Meg Whitman as a "whore."

The exchange, inadvertently recorded by a voicemail, discussed Whitman cutting a deal to protect law enforcement pensions as the candidates competed for endorsements from police.

I wonder where the NOW harpies are to defend Meg Whitman from the misogynist Jerry Brown? If a conservative male had called a female opponent a "whore" in any context, the lamentations from the feminists would be deafening until he withdrew from the race altogether. But you won't hear a peep from the nags because they don't really care about the treatment of women as they claim(unless the woman is a democrat). Just like with Bill Clinton's serial philandering and at least one likely rape, the feminists will look the other way because Jerry Brown dutifully advances the feminists' political agenda.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Fred Phelps' free speech rights

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the free-speech rights of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church to protest at the funerals of soldiers. Glenn Beck and others argue that free speech is free speech and must be defended, especially the most reprehensible, detestable speech.

I get that argument but it's not like all speech is completely unregulated. Take the 'yelling "FIRE" in a crowded theater' example. That's free speech of the worst kind and yet the court regulates the time and venue where you can use it. There is nothing wrong, for instance, with yelling "FIRE" as loudly as you like in the middle of a cow pasture or an empty theater. The court has held that provocative, controversial speech has appropriate times and venues.

A similar ruling could be made here. As much as I detest Fred Phelps and his inbred, retarded followers, I support their right to be obnoxious, reprehensible degenerates through speech, just not in a way that directly hinders a private family from grieving during the burial of a loved one. This speaks to the issue of the family's Constitutional right to pursue happiness. I would without hesitation support this groups right to protest, march, and say whatever they like anytime and anywhere else in America, but they should not be allowed to disrupt a family's funeral observance.

All speech, especially detestable speech, should be free, but time and place can be limited.

The Pledge of Allegiance in the courtroom?

I'm not sure the courtroom is the appropriate place for the Pledge of Allegiance....

From TheSmokingGun -- OCTOBER 7--A Mississippi judge yesterday jailed a lawyer who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in his courtroom.

Attorney Danny Lampley, 49, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn cited him for criminal contempt of court for failing to recite the 31-word Pledge at the outset of the morning’s proceedings at the Lee County courthouse.

Kids learning the Pledge in school as part of an American history curriculum is fine, but I still have reservations about forced pledges of allegiance. Like a torture confession, if it's forced how sincere is it?

Citizens volunteering to recite the pledge is terrific. I'm just not sure what making everybody recite the Pledge before holding court has to do with Constitutional jurisprudence. Maybe I'm missing something. If anybody can relate what the Pledge of Allegiance has to do with the adjudication of conflict and the rule of law, I'd like to hear it.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Linda McMahon schools Dick Blumenthal about how jobs are created

If you want to see the fundamental difference in what a public servant who's spent a career sucking at the public teat, thinks about how jobs are created, and what a private sector entrepreneur thinks about job creation, watch this.....

Clearly with a meandering, BS answer like that, Dick Blumenthal doesn't have the foggiest notion about how jobs are created. He thinks the federal government throwing a bunch of money taken from taxpayers, at whatever program is in vogue is how jobs are created. Linda McMahon, on the other hand, has actually created hundreds of jobs herself and had no trouble at all with the question. The only role government has in job creation is to create an economic environment of certainty, burden business with as few regulations and taxes as possible, and then get out of the way.

If jobs are the pivotal issue in the upcoming election, and they should be, why would anybody with any sense at all vote for a democrat like Blumenthal who's done nothing but sponge off taxpayers his whole career?


Posted by Reid:

As the world turns today we have the governor of Texas asking the administration to step in and put security on Falcon Lake. Why?
Can't the Texas Rangers (the real ones not the baseball guys) do the job? What are they for? Why do we need to send troops to a lake to stop some thieves? Why can't we ergo stop the stealing in Chicago, Detroit, and Atlanta at the same time? Why fight in the Middle East while all this bad behavior is happening here? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
Look if you are dumb enough to go out into the middle of the lake on a jet ski with your bikini clad blond wife, expect the Mexicans to react. YOU GOT MONEY, at least in their eyes. Forget that this imbecile and his bride were in Mexican waters taking pictures. Don't put yourself in the path of a speeding car and chances are you won't get hit by it (Comprende?). I feel sorry for the family simply because this man died. This isn't the first time there have been pirating issues there. It's gone on for a while.

Look we have major border issues due to the Mexican drug trafficking/gang violence issues in this part of the country. Granted, but we can't just defend your lake. Lets defend the entire border. It's high time! Mr Governor, quit whining just because it's election time, and do your job. Man up there cowboy. Put a group of state police out there with some rifles and these pirate slobs will fold like a cheap sail. Look at what happened to the Somali pirates after they were attacked/defended. It isn't solved, but its gotten a whole lot better.

We need our troops fighting in the places where they are, not at the beck and call of the Texas government. Do your job and quit bellyaching for help. Now for the real answer: call it open season on all of these Mexican pirates and you will have Joe Bob and Bubba pitching their tent and an armed flotilla of them and their buddies will have target practice to the expense of the drug dealers to our south. Not a bad way to rectify two issues at the same time. Give 'em what they understand ( warfare)! My rant whats yours?

Taxpayer funding of the arts isn't in the Constitution

Here's yet another example of your tax dollars being used to promote the thoroughly debunked global-warming agenda, masqueraded as art......

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $700,000 grant to the Civilians, a New York theater company, to finance the production of a show about climate change. “The Great Immensity" tells the story of Polly, a photojournalist who disappears while working in the rain forests of Panama. The grant is a rare gift to an arts organization from the foundation, a federal agency that pays for science, engineering and mathematics research and education.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: no tax dollars should be taken from citizens to fund "the arts" for the idle enjoyment of other citizens. I don't care if it's the symphony orchestra, art museum, or a jazz hands production of Kill Bill II, if a community wants any of this stuff for their own enjoyment, they can fund it with donations, fund drives, and ticket sales.

The beginning of the end of idiot environmentalism

This is the new environmentalist ad to finally convince people that global warming is something to be alarmed over and that CO2 isn't beneficial, but actually harmful....

You know the nutty global-warming movement has reached it inevitable, pathetic conclusion when killing kids is their best, last-resort to keep peoples' attention. Surely this spells the end of the idiocy and we'll look back and remember fondly the day that Al Gore quietly retreated to Europe or somewhere, never to be heard from again.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Corrupt democrats want to unionize the entire country

Right-to-work laws allow employees of unionized companies to opt out of the union and retain their jobs if they wish. Most of the industrial states in the US are "forced-dues" states, that is, if you don't want to be in the labor union, the union thugs can have you fired. Doesn't seem very American now does it? As we know, union thuggery goes hand in hand with democrat politics....

Today, democrat Congressman Brad Sherman announced the introduction of dramatic legislation that would eliminate so-called “right-to-work” laws, which was applauded by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Sherman has a strong record of supporting working men and women and earned a 100% rating from the AFL-CIO.

Looking at the map above, notice how the forced-dues states are the ones in the most fiscal trouble. Coincidence? I don't think so. This thug democrat Sherman wants to allow the forced unionization of literally every business in America.

Don't think this election is important enough to get out and vote? Think again.

Civic Literacy Quiz

Ok TRR readers....everybody take about 10 minutes today and take the Civic Literacy Quiz and show us how much you know, then report back here with your score. I predict TRR readers are above average in civics knowledge. The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Here is my score.....

You answered 26 out of 33 correctly — 78.79 %

Average score for this quiz during October: 74.0%

That's an embarrassingly solid C. I should have done better.....you can do better. Make me proud!

Thanks to Blonde Sagacity for the heads up.

Monday, October 04, 2010

You can tell it's October of an election year by the tone of the political ads

It's getting ugly in Connecticut. Here's Linda McMahon's latest ad designed to deep-six once and for all Dick Blumenthal's run for the Senate....

Americans regularly claim when asked, that they detest negative campaign ads, but the numbers show that they work better than anything positive you can say about yourself. Besides, is it really considered "going negative" when it's the truth? Blumenthal did indeed repeatedly lie about his Vietnam service to try to garner patriotic-voter support. I think that is dispicable and there's nothing wrong with McMahon's alerting voters with this fact.

Thanks to Hotair for the vid.

Nancy Pelosi's financial transaction tax

If you were looking for a reason NOT to vote democrat this year and haven't found one yet, well you're probably an idiot. But just in case, how would you like to pay the government a 1% tax on every financial transaction you make?

Your $2,000 paycheck direct deposit? The government takes $20 for itself.
$36 movie tickets for your family? The government takes $.36 for itself.
Use your ATM bank card for $50 in gasoline? The government takes $.50 for itself.

I might could get behind this if they abolished the hideously progressive income tax and used this in its place, but this is in addition to all the other dozens of taxes the government takes from us every day. Starting to get the picture? Under the democrats, the federal government wants every red cent it can wring out of you to fund everything from redistributive vote-buying treachery to penis-washing programs for stupid African men.

If you like the idea of the behemoth federal nanny State seizing still more of your money every time you use it, go ahead and vote democrat, but shut your stupid piehole when you can't afford a new car, a vacation, or the new deck your house needs because the government is bleeding you dry.

Hat tip to Boortz.

Claiming victimhood scores points with the left

I'm not sure I believe this.....

From FoxNews -- NEW YORK -- The wife of an imam planning an Islamic community center and mosque near the World Trade Center site said Sunday that she and her husband have received death threats.

"For the record, my life is under threat," Daisy Khan said during a town hall debate on Islam broadcast on ABC's "This Week" news program.

If they are receiving death threats, which I doubt, I wonder who the first network will be that pegs the Tea Party folks, without a shred of evidence, as the anti-Islamic villians? I'm betting on MSNBC's retard Ed Shultz.

Gulf Shores puts the kibosh on "Redneck Riviera"

I'm glad Gulf Shores did this....

From al.com -- GULF SHORES, Alabama -- The producers of a reality show called "Redneck Riviera" are looking for a spot to film on the Gulf Coast, but they may not find it in Baldwin County.

Share 21 Comments The City Council took a step toward stopping it this week and approved a new law that might prevent the show -- and others like it -- from being filmed in the Baldwin coastal town.

The "Jersey Shore" spinoff is casting a young crowd of people who "drink sweet tea, talk endlessly about NASCAR, sport a rebel flag (on your bikini or jacked-up pickup truck), listen to loud country and/or Southern rock, or enjoy walking around shirtless or in Daisy Dukes."

Before you say, "But Ed, everybody else gets made fun of, why is Alabama special?", remember, every time there's a tornado or UFO sighting, the media find the dumbest, white-trash moron they can to interview about it. We get plenty of bad publicity already. We don't need a stupid TV show perpetuating the dumb, southern-redneck stereotype. We don't have any more white trash than any other state, the media just enjoy portraying it as the norm down here.....it is not the norm.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

15 years ago today

On October 3, 1995, the trial of the century ended with an acquittal of OJ Simpson for the brutal, stabbing murders of his wife Nicole and Ron Goldman in Brentwood, CA. It is viewed by most white Americans as the single greatest miscarriage of justice in American history and lauded by most blacks at the time, as deserved victory of a wrongly accused black man over "the man". If you've forgotten or weren't paying attention back then, here's how it went down....

OJ spent the next 10 years or so "searching" for the real murderer on various public golf courses in Florida. A few years ago he was arrested in Nevada on felony gun charges and sentenced to 33 years. He'll probably die in prison.

Things you didn't want to know

I can't verify this as I borrowed it from a friend on Facebook, but I can certainly believe it. Now I know why McNuggets are so disgusting to me....

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from, things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it. Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. It comes out looking like this. There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color. But hey, at least it tastes good, right?

That's horrifying! Makes you think twice before ordering that McNugget meal again. I don't eat chicken nuggets but my teenager does. I'll have to show him this...heh heh.

UPDATE: My friend Pat over at Belchspeak alerted me to the coincidence of this being vegetarian month or something, and the release of stuff like this. Looking more closely at this picture, it might be how they make Bubble Yum bubble gum and all pink bubble gum for that matter. Still, it's kind of gross.

Jan Shakowsky is an embarrassment

If you are deluded about how democrats view the US Constitution, look no further than Illinois democrat Jan Shakowsky...

The 10th amendment to which she derisively refers is of course the states' rights part of the Constitution. Specifically, it is the part that limits the concentration of power in the federal government, and the part that Congress regularly and most often violates. She probably has no clue about the meaning of the document and why we as Americans defend it to the death. Moreover, she's obviously resentful that we insist that our representatives abide by their solemn oath to uphold it.

To conservatives, the Constitution is the most perfect government document ever written. It defines us as a nation and adherence to it guarantees that the US remains intact for our children. To liberals, it is just as troublesome piece of paper that has to be skirted every day in order to implement their big-government, socialistic world view of what America should be.

A vote for a democrat in 32 days is a vote to further erode the Constitution. If you can argue otherwise, have at it.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Liberals are disgusting litter-bugs!

You know how self-righteous liberals love to claim that they are the environment's best friend? Well here's an image taken by Jenny Erikson who went to the liberals' rally today. She documented in pictures the trash left behind by the self-styled environmentalists....

By comparison, here's the national mall after Glenn Beck's 9/12 rally attended by conservatives....

And remember, there were tens of thousands at the liberal rally who are responsible for all this litter while hundreds of thousands came to Beck's 9/12 gathering and not a shred of litter was left behind by the mostly Tea Party crowd.

Degenerate liberals believe every responsibility belongs to somebody else, even picking up after themselves. I swear, they're like petulant 3 year olds.

We don't have Rick Sanchez to kick around any more

CNN idiot Rick Sanchez was interviewed on a talk-radio station this week and went on a tirade calling John Stewart a bigot, saying that powerful Jews run the elite media, and that he hasn't succeeded to his satisfaction because he's Cuban. Here's the audio from the interview....

CNN was right to fire this human gaff machine. I just hope they replace him with somebody equally stupid. He sure was fun to mock and ridicule.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Out of the woodwork

You can tell election day is drawing close when the scumbags come out and start playing dirty. Nikki Haley enjoys a double-digit lead in the run for governor of South Carolina, yet a newly formed conservative group has decided to attack her about absurd rumors of an affair that were debunked months ago....

On Thursday, a new group focused on attacking Haley — Conservatives for Truth in Politics — held a news conference announcing that it will press Haley on allegations that she had two extramarital affairs and failed to pay her taxes on time.

The group is headed by Cyndi Mosteller, a former first vice chairwoman of the state GOP, who at the news conference declared, “Nikki wants votes. We want answers.”

Mosteller wants Haley, who currently holds a double-digit lead in the polls, to allow her computer to be searched for proof of an affair and provide the group with her financial and employment records for examination.

This is the kind of crap you'd expect from her liberal opponent as a last-ditch effort to damage her heading into November, but these are supposed to be conservatives and this stupid rumor has been shown to be false. Even the man who claimed he had an extended affair with her can't come up with a shred of evidence of the affair. Why are these supposed conservatives demanding access to her computers and personal records? I think there's more to this than just self-righteous, social conservatives wanting a verified saint for governor.

Personally, I'd rather have a serial cheater who is also very fiscally conservative as governor, as opposed to a liberal choir boy.

Mexican officials demand the preposterous

I couldn't believe I was actually reading this.....

From Weaselzippers -- Mexico Asks U.S. to Stop Deporting Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Serious Crimes… Because They’re Committing Serious Crimes When Back in Mexico…

Of all the nerve! Mexico has a drug-crime problem because half of its police force and most of its politicians are crooked and are taking bribes from the drug gangs.
I don't give a damn about Mexico's murder problem. We should deport every illegal criminal by dropping them at the 12 mile international ocean boundary limit and Mexico can come pick them up with a boat if they care. Personally, I say let them drown or get eaten by sharks, I don't care which.

The Mexican border mayors are pleading with the US because, unlike in their own government, they know there are sympathetic ears in this administration. Neither republicans or democrats are willing to do anything substantive about illegal alien criminals other than warehouse them at vast taxpayer expense.....that is, when they aren't released immediately to commit more crimes.

Sorry Mexican mayors, solve your own problems.