“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

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Where are you Milton Friedman?

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Milton Friedman, the world's greatest champion of free-market capitalism. With Obama trying mightily to establish an entitlement society based on redistributive economics, it would sure be nice to have Friedman around to show the folly of that. Here he is utterly eviscerating the squishy Phil Donahue....enjoy!


Who's the real President? Obama or Jarret

It is being reported in a new book by Richard Minter, the SEALs had bin-Laden in their sights no less than three times in the past year and Valerie Jarret, Obama's closest adviser, wouldn't let him give the "kill" order until they had a suitable patsy in place in case something went wrong. That patsy was Admiral William McRaven.

It took until the last of four sightings of bin-Laden for the white house to create a paper trail of memos demonstrating that McRaven had all the actionable intelligence and that some of it wasn't shared with Obama.....that is if something went wrong and they needed a fall guy. Otherwise Obama would take all the credit. 

Looks like the "gutsy call" by Obama wasn't so gutsy after all. Valerie Jarret made the call after making Obama not make the call 3 different times. 

How brave and heroic does Obama look to you now, dumb democrats!

Bloomberg's formula policy is sheer madness

Bloomberg encourages New York's 40 hospitals to lock up their baby formula, the same way they do the Oxycontin and Morphine, so crazed, new mothers cannot get to it and bottle-feed their babies.....the horror!

See, for liberals, it's never been about fighting for the choices of women, it's government cramming the choices they made down everybody else's throats. Bloomberg's an grade-A asshole!

Here's the thinking of the average American:

"When they came for the cigarettes, I said nothing because I don't smoke so I don't care about smokers' rights. When they came for 16oz drinks, I said nothing because I drink 12oz or less so I don't care about the rights of people to drink as much as they like. And when they came for the baby formula I said nothing because I breast fed my child so I don't care about the rights of women to not breast feed. 

But when they came for my daughter's lemonade stand because we didn't have a food-service inspection and permit, I looked around and nobody was fighting for my rights to sell lemonade in the front yard. Why isn't anybody fighting for my freedoms and rights"?

This is why government is so intrusive in our lives now. Incrementalism. We don't fight for the rights of others to engage in a lawful activity if we personally ourselves, don't engage in that activity.

Along with Big Gulp cups and salt shakers, this baby bottle will soon be on the list of unapproved items as contraband in New York City. Free condoms, hypodermic needles, and abortions will be widely available and encouraged however.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic opening ceremony in a word....'WEIRD"

Was I the only one weirded out by the creepy Olympic opening ceremony? I didn't get it.

What I did get, among the confusing self-congratulation by the host country regarding its credit for the progress of western civilization from agrarian to industrial and finally to an information-based culture, was a disturbing idolatry of their NHS system of free health care. With writhing children in hospital beds attended by prancing nurses and an enormous bust of a baby, you'd think the formerly great Britain had invented the practice of medicine altogether, rather than the economic collapse that surely comes with providing it for free to everyone. I'll give them credit for that.

That Matt Lauer and his co-host had to narrate it to me is a testament to the weirdness of it.

Teachers unions protect sexual predators among themselves

Read this article by Campbell Brown and see that teachers unions, especially in New York, are shameless facilitators of sexual predation by teachers on students.

In the last five years in New York City, 97 tenured teachers or school employees have been charged by the Department of Education with sexual misconduct.

By law in New York, issues involving bad teacher conduct must be arbitrated by union-approved and union-paid arbitrators.....clearly a conflict of interest, but the unions virtually own the state politicians who approved this awful process. So what happens is the teachers are put on probation but almost never fired. This keeps the union rolls fat and the pockets of thug union bosses filled with dues money that quickly find its way into the pockets of politicians.

Labor unions have no reason to exist in today's work environment. They exist for one reason, and that is to keep the union bosses rich and powerful by distorting labor markets to the point that employers must go overseas to do business. This is why teachers unions are so powerful.....you can't ship education overseas, but our kids would be better off if we could.

Hat tip to Campbell Brown for shining the light on the awful teachers unions.

Yet another government over-reach under Obama

This is the Newland family of Colorado which owns Hercules Industries, an HVAC company. Racist, asshole Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered the family to either give up their religion or give up their business, because even though they generously provide health insurance for their 265 employees, they are Catholic, so their policy doesn't cover sterilization, birth control, Plan-B, etc.

According to the Health-Care Affordability Act, businesses with 50 or more employees must comply with the government mandate of coverages or be subject to heavy fines or forfeiture of their businesses. This is simply outrageous!

Why should any company or insurance provider be forced by government to cover the birth-control or other elective reproductive costs of individuals? Short answer: because it's not about coverage, it's about the federal government controlling every aspect of the lives of Americans.

Whether you believe that birth control coverage is good or not, no rational person can argue that this is a legitimate function of government.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Dream Act repercussions

Because of Obama's directive regarding the Dream Act, which allows any alien who attended high school in this country to remain and on the quick path to citizenship, droves of illegals are waltzing across the border undetained.

Apparently at Obama's direction, the Dept. of Homeland Security has instructed border patrol agents not to detain anybody who claims, without a shred of evidence necessary, to have gone to high school in this country. Word has spread quickly and the border is now wide open to any third-world peasant who says he went an American high school.

A broken escalator as a metaphor for San Francisco

When city workers in San Francisco responded to a report of a broken escalator at one of the Bay Area Rapid Transit(BART) stations, they discovered that human waste had gummed up the machine so badly that it wouldn't work. That's right, human waste!

Apparently when the BART stations close each day, the stopped escalators become the public toilets of the droves of homeless derelicts and nut-jobs that San Francisco welcomes with open arms, free syringes, and free puppies.

There is no end to the largess with which the moonbats shower bums, pan-handlers, addicts, and derelicts, and this broken escalator is emblematic of the city of San Francisco as a whole. A city that embraces nanny-State liberalism to this extent should have a look at Detroit and New Orleans to see what the future holds.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

To dumb liberals, tolerance means agreeing with them

The moonbat mayors of Chicago and Boston have sternly warned Chick fil-A that they are not welcomed in their respective cities because of the owner's politically incorrect ideas on traditional marriages. Dan Cathy is known to be a religious conservative and as such, his restaurants are closed on Sunday. He also stated that he thought "marriage" should be between a man and a women, biblically speaking. For that "hate speech" the mayors of Boston and Chicago attacked him for his intolerance, even threatening to deny business licenses to Chick fil-A.

But who's intolerant? Dan Cathy was asked a question and he answered. He gladly serves delicious chicken sandwiches to gay and straight people equally. The mayors are practicing an insidious form of fascism when they try to intimidate a lawful business from operating because of political speech. It is they who are intolerant of Dan Cathy.

Dude doesn't care about Olympic torch

This dude doesn't give a crap about the Olympic torch coming by his flat, nor does he care it would appear, about the proper use of cutlery....


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's 99F in Birmingham, check out this new band

I just stumbled upon this band called Daytrip. This is the first single Watch Me, off their debut EP due out in August. Check it out.....


I dig the smooth jazz sound. Might have to pre-order it.

Greece approaches ice-berg, keeps rearranging the deck chairs

This is Voula Papachristou. She's a Greek triple jumper who just got kicked off her Olympic team.

See if you can guess the reason:

(A - she failed a performance-enhancing drug test
(B - she was caught with a small amount of marijuana at the London airport
(C - she told a very slightly off-color joke on Twitter 

If you picked C then you've probably been reading this blog for a while and you know how much I despise political correctness. Here is the Twitter "joke" that ended her Olympic dreams.....

“With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food.”

Greece is about to collapse utterly and completely because of socialism, laziness and entitlement, and the expectation that other nations will give it money to spend, yet it has time to monitor Twitter on the off-chance  a citizen might say something impermissible. Are you kidding me?

On behalf of American men everywhere, I'd like to invite Miss Papachristou to consider immigrating to the US to jump for us.....we know how to appreciate her athletic ability and her jokes.

H/T to Moonbattery for the pic.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Torrence Brown Jr(not a victim in Aurora) trying to cash in already

This is Torrence Brown Jr. who was not, NOT shot in the Aurora massacre, yet he's the first one who's lawyered up and is suing everybody in sight, trying to cash in on the tragedy on the thin argument that he's suffering from "extreme trauma". What a punk!

These are the targets of his strike-while-the-iron's-hot lawsuit:

1. the theater for not having a guard on the emergency exit. )Holmes bought a ticket and entered with everyone else and propped the exit open from the inside.)
2. Holmes' doctors who Terrence claims should have monitored him more closely after medicating him.(There's no evidence Holmes was on any mind-altering drugs)
3. And of course Warner-Bros for releasing such a violent film, which certainly contributed to Holmes' violence. (If young Terrence is so averse to on-screen violence, why was he in the theater in the first place?)

This is so patently obvious a money grab by Terrence and his skeevy lawyer. Just because you witnessed something bad doesn't entitle you to somebody else's money.

Monday, July 23, 2012

More bad news for CFL's

As if we needed another reason not to convert to ridiculous CFL bulbs, now researchers at Stony Brook demonstrate that UV radiation escapes through micro cracks in the white coating and exposes human skin cells to possible cancer.

Never mind that the whole insane reason for the government(thanks George Bush) for outlawing incandescent bulbs, which use too much electricity, is to preserve the cold weather on behalf of the put-upon polar bears. In addition, the gas inside the bulbs is a severe health hazard if the glass breaks, and the light from the CFL's is dim an unpleasing.

I find it outrageous that our government is seizing control of more and more of our lives based on an idea that is demonstrably imaginary and is endangering us with their solutions to these imaginary problems.

Tripp Palin not off to a good start

Exposure of their kids to foul language and deplorable parenting are why immature teens like Bristol Palin don't have any business being mothers. Tripp would be better off with a band of indigent gypsies...

Good grief, can you imagine the media hayday if this disaster of a family circus came to the White House? Does anybody watch this stupid show?

Friday, July 20, 2012

ABC wrongly smears the TEA Party via the Aurora shooter

Unashamed, democrat partisan who poses as a journalist, Brian Ross, over at ABC gleefully reported to George Stephanopoulos this morning that the Aurora, CO shooter, Jim Holmes may have TEA Party connections. It turns out that the James Holmes connected with the TEA Party is a totally different man, but you can almost see a smirk on Ross' face as he maligns the TEA Party with that bit of premature "news".

ABC had to correct themselves a few minutes later, but the information had already been done. It's like a prosecutor telling the jury something damning about the defendant, knowing it's inadmissible before he says it, but knowing he can damage the defendant in the minds of the jury. Brian Ross should have known that "James Holmes" is probably a fairly common name and should have checked the accuracy of his reporting before wrongly impugning somebody.

But what do you expect? The media's TEA Party narrative is that we're a bunch of violent, mouth-breathing Neanderthals who're capable of anything. This fit too perfectly to not run it, even knowing they'd have to retract it later.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Food Stamp Nation

If I had to point to only one big difference between conservatives and liberals, it would be that conservatives encourage individuals to achieve, to succeed, to reach a point that they no longer require help, while liberals encourage people to remain dependent and part of a permanent underclass and to expect handouts from the government(taxpayers), for their whole lives if they want it. 

This is why it's not shocking that Obama's FDA is going full-throttle to enroll as many people as possible in the Food-Stamp program. He's even enlisting Mexico so that their shiftless derelicts become our shiftless derelicts. Without destitution, poverty, and lifelong dependence who needs a democrat? This is how democrats stay in power, by recruiting a permanent underclass that they can keep poor and needy.

Hispanics have recently replaced blacks as the number 1 minority race in the US. Blacks are at 13% and Hispanics 14%. Craven democrats see the writing on the wall.....they had better see to it that Hispanics remain mired in hopelessness, poverty, and despair the way much of the black community has under the watchful eyes of democrats. Democrats rightly calculate that if they can recruit Hispanics across the border and get them hooked on food-stamps, welfare, free education, healthcare, and housing, what could possibly motivate them to rise above that idle life of handouts and dependence? This is what they've done to the black community and they're hoping to ensnare Hispanics in the same dependence trap.

I am ashamed that I and liberals both call ourselves Americans.

Political correctness endangers Americans.....again

Liberals have an inexplicable, pathological obsession with convincing our enemies that we adore them. What else explains our quisling media pointing and yelling "hate speech" anytime somebody identifies radical Islam for what it is, a 7th Century cult based on savagery and barbarism, dreamed up by a dirty pedophile.

That self-destructive obedience to political correctness cost 3,000 Americans their lives, yet the treacherous bureaucrats who pretend to protect us bend over backwards not to anger our enemies. Apparently the TSA has authorized 25 illegal aliens to take flight lessons at a flight school owned by an illegal alien. If that scenario sounds familiar that's because the 21 9/11 terrorists, who were on visitor visas, took flight lessons too.

Political correctness compels our government to do nothing but grope 5 year old girls, harass senior citizens, and make flying miserable for everybody, while approving illegal aliens of unknown nationality taking flight lessons.

Think again if you believe your government is lifting even one finger to keep you safe. You are utterly and completely on your own.

You'd think this could never happen again, but what are our rulers doing to prevent it?

The gun-control argument shattered in one image

There you go. It doesn't get any simpler than that folks.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Romney should turn the tables on Obama regarding documents

That the democrats and their dutiful servants in the media are clamoring for Romney to release virtually every tax return document he's ever filed, demonstrate the desperation they have to find something, anything substantive with which to attack Romney.

The media are casting Romney's justified reluctance as impermissible secretiveness in a presidential candidate, but what about all of Obama's past? This same awful media refused to even peek into Obama's past. They never showed an interest in his citizenship documents, college transcripts, Fast and Furious, etc.

As John Hawkins suggested over at RightWingNews, Romney should at every media event from now on, where he is asked if he'll release his tax documents, state that he'll release more of his tax returns if Obama will release the Fast and Furious documents with which he's transparently protecting his Presidency. Or Romney could insist that Obama release his college transcripts that nobody's ever seen. Put the ball back in Obama's court. Put him on the defensive about transparency. Inextricably link his tax return release with Obama's F&F/transcript release.

When all is said and done, Fast and Furious will have turned out to be the biggest scandal in US presidential history I predict, and Obama will never release those documents because it'll expose him as the charlatan he really is.

Are you part of the problem?

Ok, so I know who Snooki is but to balance that, I could name 8 of the people on the left and I know who the others are by name(bottom left and center), but not just what they looked like. I'd like to think I'm not part of the problem. See how many on the left you can name and leave your list in the comments thread.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This is what 186mph looks like

Some idiot decided to film himself going up to 186mph down a fairly crowded interstate in Canada, on his motorcycle....

Obviously if you are the person who performed this stunt and then posted it on Youtube, the authorities would like a word with you. Insane!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tax-freedom day

Tax-freedom day is the calculated day of the year after which citizens are no longer working to pay off their share of government spending including regulatory costs at the federal, state, and local levels, and every year it comes later and later because the corrupt politicians who pretend to represent our interests continue to spend money they haven't taken from us yet. 

Well, thanks in large part to Obama's profligate spending, that day fell yesterday July 15. And remember that 49% of adult Americans bear no federal income tax burden whatsoever. The rest of us are paying their share as well as our own.

You'd think that a people who're screwed by their own government this shamelessly year after year would rise up and vote those bastards out of office, but then you would be overestimating the wisdom, and underestimating the gullibility, of the American people. After all, Obama is still in the running for President.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Is Condi the right person for VP?

This week's rumors regarding Romney's pick for a running mate focus solidly on Condi Rice, George Bush's Sec. State. But is she the best person?

Nobody really knows her political positions. She's never been elected to anything, only confirmed. Her foreign policy experience is unassailable, she'll have to spend a lot of time defending Bush's foreign policy while running for VP with Romeny. Our despicable media will delight in the prospect of attacking Bush once again, just because the think it's fun and because it'll distract the American people from Obama's disastrous 4 years.

She may seem conservative, but so did John Roberts.

I'm not saying Romney should play it safe and choose another old, rich, white, DC insider, just that Condi may overshadow Romney the way Sarah Palin overshadowed John McCain. Plus her nomination would invite the inevitable charges of picking her just because she's black and female. In order to continue to support Obama, the feckless media will have to distinguish between Condi and Obama. They'll paint Condi as an "Uncle Tom" black working for the white man, while painting Obama as the quintessential independent black man. As uncomfortable as that effort will be to watch, the liberal media will do it if they think it'll help Obama win.

I just think she's too much of an unknown.

What's in Ed's iPod?

If you're like me, you're toiling away right now in your cubicle, working for the man, and like me, you're day-dreaming about the beach, the mountains, and cat-fights between hot sorority sisters that inevitably turn into make-out sessions. And you're thinking about updating your iPod and getting some cool tunes for the weekend. Well, stop by the store on the way home, buy an iTunes card, and think about grabbing some select cuts from these bands....

Funn Feet
Of Monsters and Men
The Primitives
Real Estate
Temper Trap
My Pet Dragon
Guadalcanal Diary

Global Counterterrorism Forum excludes Israel

The treacherous Obama administration preposterously omitted Israel from the Global Counterterrorism Forum because it might upset Turkey which has degenerated into an Islamic nation. Israel is the only country which has bravely and successfully fought terrorism daily for decades. But then look at this telling picture of Netanyahu and Barry at roughly the same point in their lives.....which one looks like a good guy and which one a quisling, Islam-sympathizing pacifist? 

Too bad the terrorist-ass kicking Netanyahu isn't unavailable to be our President.

H/T to Moonbattery

Title IX becomes a blunt weapon for Obama

Nobody would argue that women participating in collegiate sports is a good thing and Title IX went a long way to addressing the disparity between male and female access to athletics. Notice I said access, not participation.

But now President Obama has decided that Title IX should also apply preposterously to math and science classes by capping the number of male students that may enroll in those classes the same way that Title IX limits the number of male students who can participate in athletics. It's as if he thinks that men in those classes are somehow inhibiting women from taking them.

The reality is that women generally aren't interested in those fields, but never let reality get in the way of your social engineering agenda. Just use the bully power of the federal government to hammer into submission those who would oppose you. As with all liberal programs, it's about equality of outcomes not equality of opportunity. Here's what he said.....

From Moonbattery -- Obama hinted that Title IX quotas would soon come to engineering and technology, saying that “Title IX isn’t just about sports,” but also about “inequality in math and science education” and “a much broader range of fields, including engineering and technology. I’ve said that women will shape the destiny of this country, and I mean it.”

For liberals, no aspect of human existence is too far or personal to micromanage to fit their twisted ideas of utopia. We may as well go ahead and start importing still more Indian and Chinese engineers and mathematicians to make up for the certain shortages when Obama limits the American ones. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Auburn Univ. confirms, plants need CO2 to live

Auburn researchers spent a whole lot of money to tell us something any 5th grader could have told us....

From FoxNews -- The model suggests that moderate amounts of air pollution, in the form of carbon and nitrogen, had a fertilization effect on young forests. Many of these new trees appeared on abandoned agricultural land during the mid-20th century.

In other words, CO2 is plant food and without it plants die. Despite what the treacherous EPA has declared at the behest of our America-hating President, CO2 is not a pollutant to be controlled and regulated as if it were Benzene or something. Water vapor contributes to atmospheric heat retention as much as 8 times greater than CO2 and plants need water to live....should water vapor then be regulated by the Gestapo-like EPA?

Monday, July 09, 2012

Atrocities in Afghanistan



And this is the country who we just named "an important non-NATO ally"?

Apparently two different Taliban commanders were sleeping with her(and by "sleeping" I mean raping her) and rather than settle the quarrel like men by shooting each other, they decided to save face like cowards by staging a mock trial followed 1 hour later by her very public execution.

This happened in a village 1 hour from Kabul where Hillary Clinton was praising Hamad Karzai for his efforts. And UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon sagely advised that countries like the US should dump billions in aid to Afghanistan but not demand any complex reforms in return. As Pat over at Belchspeak wondered, "So a requirement to stop public executions of women is a “complex reform?”

 Look at these primitive barbarians running around in dirty nightshirts murdering women. Who in their right mind thinks we can reform these savages by giving them money?

Americans continue to pointlessly die in Afghanistan

Yesterday the Obama administration, through Sec. State Hillary Clinton, declared the third-world shit-hole known as Afghanistan to be our "most important non-NATO ally". As soon as Hillary departed Afghanistan yesterday, the Taliban, who had just murdered a woman for some imagined transgression against Islam, killed 6 US service members to commemorate her visit.

Is it just me or does the idea of US service members dying for a country of drug-addled, 11th-Century, nomadic savages, border on the insane? Pres. Karzai is doing whatever he can to keep the millions in US aid coming while not angering the Taliban too much.

Of what geographical, economic, diplomatic, or military value is Afghanistan to the US? I can't think of a single reason why any, ANY American should die on behalf of these primitive, opium-smoking tribesmen.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

The Georgia Bulldogs have new uni's

Georgia has become the laughing stock of the NCAA with all the off-field criminality and players lost to jail. Mark Richt has lost control of that program and I don't care how "nice" he is as a person, Georgia players don't have any respect for rules, team or society. I live in Birmingham and have to endure daily, taunts from Auburn and Alabama fans. Makes me want to take my "G" tag off the front of my car if they can't keep half the team out of the pokey.

Get rid of Richt after this year and bring in a disciplinarian who'll clean house. This is getting ridiculous!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Biggest Teahupoo ever

I've never surfed, but I could watch people do it all day. In Tahiti there's a village called Teahupoo and it's famous with surfers because of the big waves that are there to the point that the word "teahupoo" has come to be synonymous with big, dangerous surfing waves.

 It must have something to do with the amplitude and frequency of the wave itself and how it interacts with the ocean floor as it approaches shore that make these waves particularly big and "heavy", though I'm not sure what a heavy wave is.

 On the day this video was shot by Chris Bryan, they were filming some footage for Billabong and the Navy had issued a rare "double code-red" which means anybody caught in the water will be arrested. Predictably these surfers ignored the Navy, grabbed their boards, and headed out....and for that we thank them.

 With the high-res photography and haunting music for accompaniment, this is mesmerizing to watch in full-screen mode with your speakers turned up a little. Enjoy!


America is paralyzed by trial lawyers

Did you hear about the Florida lifeguard who left his assigned "zone" in order to save a drowning man a few hundred yards down the beach? His company fired him for breaking their rules because they knew the next time anybody drowned on any beach in Florida, a pack of skeevy trial lawyers would sue them out of business for not saving that guy.

Do you want to live in a nation where citizens are paralyzed into inaction by fear of absurd law suits brought by shameless, skulking lawyers whose appetite for other peoples' money is limitless, and against whom we have no defense because they run the government? Me neither.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

DHS defines tea-party people as potential domestic terrorists

According to a new DHS study, the following criteria are enough to get you on a to-be-watched list as a potential domestic terrorist.....

-Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”; 

-Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”

If this is all it takes, then count me among potential domestic terrorists because I'm highly suspicious of and hostile to centralized federal authority and I'm highly reverent and protective of the concept of individual liberty.

The Obama administration will do anything to marginalize those American citizens(especially TEA party people) who don't agree with his collectivist vision of a second-rate America run by oligarchical elitists like himself.

The religion of peace strikes again

Mohammad Arif of eastern Afghanistan decided that his wife had shown disrespect for the family so he did what any self-respecting Muslim does, he beheads her right in front of their 3 children, then he beheads the two oldest because they're witnesses. He spared the 2 year old, presumably because she's too young to rat him out to the authorities....not that there are any authorities to speak of in that God-forsaken wasteland of opium, nomads, and barbarism.

And this is the "religion" that we Americans are supposed to reverently embrace as peaceful? The word "Muslim" or "Islam" was never mentioned a single time in the article, obviously because political correctness dictates that we grovel before our enemies in the hopes that they will like us.  

The democrat voter explained

This pretty much sums up the garden-variety democrat voter. But what do you expect when democrats have cleverly arranged it so that half the country bears no federal tax burden? These moochers know that in order to keep the goody bags of other peoples' money coming, all they have to vote for democrats, no thinking required. But that only explains part of the democrat voting base.

The rest are self-loathing morons who believe that voting for a black President at least partially absolves them of the guilt they feel for having been born white and it insulates them from any "racism" charges.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Andy Griffith, dead at 86, RIP

In honor of Andy Griffith, who passed away earlier today at 86, I'm posting this clip from the episode called Opie's Charity. This is by far my favorite exchange between Andy and Opie. It is both hilarious and poignant, the two words that most describe that show for me. Enjoy.....

Michelle Obama seems to show contempt for the flag

During a 9/11 event Barry and the wife Michelle are observing the ceremonies when the bitter half leans over and whispers something to BO. See if you can figure out what it is.....


She clearly says something about the flag but I can't make it out. But it's her dismissive expression of contempt that says it all however, regardless of what exactly she may have said regarding the flag. It looks like she said what others have reported which is, "all this just for the flag?" then shakes her head derisively.

From the woman who admitted during the '08 campaign that she'd never been proud of her country before her husband was nominated for President, I can believe that she has nothing but contempt for the things for which most Americans have reverence and respect. She's an embarrassment. 

Katie Holmes is single again

Every guy adored Katie Holmes before her abduction and conversion to Scientology by deranged Tom Cruise. Well, she's wised up and bailed on her marriage to Cruise and hopefully on Scientology too, and once the deprogrammers are finished fixing her back to normal, she'll be highly dateable again. To celebrate the return of everybody's favorite girl-next-door to the dating pool, here's a tribute to Katie Holmes' hotness.

Monday, July 02, 2012

World UFO Day

I want to believe in alien visitations and the concomitant anal probings that seem to be a requisite point of curiosity of visiting species, but why do aliens always visit/abduct people whose character and life-style tend to make them slightly unbelievable?

Anyway, here's to unexplained phenomena in the heavens.

Taxed Enough Already?

Here is a partial list of the punitive taxes that have been levied on the American people in just the last 100 years, by the derelicts we've put in charge of our lives in Washington. 

From Charlie Reese's final column in the Orlando Sentinel before he retired, sent in by regular reader David..... 

Accounts Receivable Tax, Building Permit Tax, CDL license Tax, Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax, 
Dog License Tax, Excise Taxes, Federal Income Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), Fishing License Tax, 
Food License Tax, Fuel Permit Tax, Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon), Gross Receipts Tax,
Hunting License Tax, 
Inheritance Tax, Inventory Tax, IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Liquor Tax, 
Luxury Taxes, Marriage License Tax, Medicare Tax, Personal Property Tax, Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax, 
Service Charge Tax, Social Security Tax, Road Usage Tax, Recreational Vehicle Tax,
Sales Tax, 
School Tax, State Income Tax, State Unemployment Tax (SUTA), Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service 
Fee Tax, Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes,
Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax, Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax, 
Telephone Usage Charge Tax, Utility Taxes, Vehicle License Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax, 
Watercraft Registration Tax, Well Permit Tax, Workers Compensation Tax 

Prior to this onerous level of taxation, which by the way was required in order to pay for the lavish cash and prizes politicians heaped upon the laziest among us in exchange for votes, the US enjoyed full employment, a budget surplus, and a life relatively free of government intrusion. 

Ever notice how cutting spending is almost never an option with these assholes in DC? Their first instinct is always how to raise still more money to pay for their pet programs that'll help them get reelected. I can't think of a single human activity to which some tax isn't attached. 

Is that the kind if country you want to live in? Is that the kind of life you want to live?