“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, November 30, 2012

UN rewards Palestinians' terror tactics

Earlier this week the dreadful collection of despotic thugs and criminals known collectively as the United Nations rewarded the tantrum-prone Palestinian terrorists with official recognition, the first big step toward statehood. The Palestinians have never acted collectively, except when slaughtering Israeli civilians, even when Arafat was in control. There have always been factions and as such, any constructed "Palestinian Government", attempting to represent the interests of the whole, would be unable to negotiate or deal in any responsible way with other nations. This is one big reason why they are in no position to be a nation-state.

What kind of malignant organization rewards nomadic, but well-armed cowards with official recognition for killing the women and children of their neighbor, even as they continue to do it? Israel leaves the Palestinian people alone until Iran arms them and encourages them to attack Israel civilian centers for the umpteenth time. Even Obama recognizes that Israel has the right to put a stop to the rocket attacks.

No matter what we do or how much money we give, the craven criminals at the UN will always hate the US and Israel....no matter what. Yet we continue to happily fund their corruption and hatred of us.

Your 401(k)'s are now on the revenue table

If you are one of 60million Americans who contribute through your employer to a 401(k) type retirement account, then you have a lot to worry about. Grasping politicians in Washington are eyeing your account as a source of revenue for them to spend on vote-buying schemes.

Obama has already proposed lowering the amount you can contribute tax-free, but other insatiable politicians are looking for ways of nationalizing all that money into one huge social security-type account in exchange for the promise of a small check from them when you retire. Gone are the days where hard work, discipline, education, sacrifice, and self-reliance led to relative comfort in retirement, as well as the preposterous idea that you own what you've earned and nobody can take it from you. In their place are only immediate gratification, carelessness, and self-indulgence knowing that the government will provide for your every need in your old age.....at some other person's expense.

I'm thinking of taking all retirement money out of my accounts and keeping it in an off-shore account or maybe a shoe box under my bed....somewhere that the government cannot get to it.

While America sinks, Obama spends $4M of our money in Hawaii

If I could take a 20-day vacation somewhere, I'd like to go to Hawaii. And especially if the whole thing was better than 5-star quality and other people were paying for it all.

Well, as the nation struggles with unemployment, inflation, punitive taxation, looming budget cuts, and economic disaster right around the corner, our President and his entitled, big-spending wife will enjoy a 20-day Hawaiian vacation, entirely at taxpayer expense. While most Americans struggle to decide whether to buy their kids toys for Christmas or re-stock the pantry, the Obama's will live like kings for three weeks by extorting $4,000,000 from taxpayers to pay for it.

So the rest of us can enjoy their tropical odyssey vicariously as we dial our thermostats down a little more to save money, the entire white house press corps are being generously housed at a nearby $290/night hotel. But hey, Obama won the election and as the king of America, he and his fabulous fam deserve to live it up at our expense, right?

The usurpation of private property rights

The arbitrary intrusion of self-important government bureaucrats into the private lives of citizens and their property rights is approaching the abhorrent in this country. When government can pass laws that severely restrict what you do on your own property, just to assert their right to do so, then do we really have private property rights?

Fortunately, American property owners are creative and can figure out ways around the petty tyrants in most  local government offices.

Burger flippers demand more pay than they're worth

This is what the entitlement mentality has come to. People who're either too stupid or too lazy to get better jobs than at a fast-food joint, demand to be paid twice the minimum wage.....

From MyFoxNY -- A large group gathered outside a McDonald's on Madison and 40th St. in Manhattan demanding higher wages and the approval of a workers union. 

"They're giving us $7.25 an hour, so many of my co-workers are living on food stamps. You can't live on that in this city," a protester told Good Day NY. 

The workers who say they don't make enough to put food on the table for their families would like an increase in their hourly pay to $15.

First, the whole notion of a minimum-wage law dictated by the nanny-state is harmful to the free market where labor should be purchased at what ever price the market will bear.
Second, why is anybody attempting to support entire families on minimum wage? If you cannot afford the kids, don't have them.
Third, minimum-wage jobs exist as entry level positions for teenagers, not bread winners of entire families.

The unions would love to organize fast-food workers and coerce absurd wages from them, but there would be far fewer jobs and nobody could afford to eat fast food anymore.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Angus T. Jones ends career in 3....2....1.....

Angus T. Jones, Jake on Two and a Half Men, apparently has joined a spin-off church, loosely associated with the Seventh Day Adventists and had this to say about the golden goose that pays him $350,000 per episode....


I wonder how much money this "church" had him "donate" in order to be a member. I hope his family saved his money for him, he's gonna need it. But they've probably spent it all and like most Hollywood parents, think the money will keep flowing indefinitely as they live off their kids.

Just to be clear, I respect his right to voice his views regarding the sordid, depraved nature of that show, but if he wants to take a religious-based moral stand against it, he should put his money where his mouth is and quit before lecturing the rest of us not to watch.

"Pulling out" doesn't mean pulling out....militarily speaking

Military decision makers at the Pentagon are suggesting that when we finally pull our 67,000 combat troops out of Afghanistan in 2014, that we leave 10,000 to "continue counter-terrorism operations".

How does leaving 10,000 Americans in Afghanistan to run around being targets, count as "pulling out"? If we're leaving Afghanistan to its own devices, then leave....completely.

We currently have around 325,000 troops uselessly stationed in permanent bases in 135 countries around the world....most of them unwelcome I would imagine. Other than a jobs program for the Pentagon, what's the point?

Monday, November 26, 2012

DHS....every bit as incompetent as expected

After 9/11 the Department of Homeland Security was established and part of its mission is to take the lead along with FEMA during national disasters such as after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. To address the inter-agency communication issues that were evident during Katrina, DHS spent $430million on special radios with a special secure channel for disaster-related communications.

In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, apparently the radios weren't used so the Inspector General's office did an audit and of the 479 agency employees in possession of a radio, only 1 knew how to access the secure channel and only 25% even knew how to use the radio at all.

What a colossal waste of taxpayer money! The miserably incompetent Janet Napolitano should resign for a myriad of reasons but you can add this one to the list. As any bureaucracy gets bigger and more powerful, you expect the level of waste to increase somewhat, but this sort of thing is criminal in my mind.

'Ashura.....inviting ridicule of Islam since 680 A.D.

No this is not a screen cap. from Assassin's Creed 3. These are actual nutty Muslims celebrating 'Ashura. 

In the year 680 A.D., an event happened that was a turning point for what was to become the Shi'a Muslim community. Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was brutally murdered during a battle against the ruling Caliph -- on the 10th day of Muharram ('Ashura).

The actual day of remembrance was yesterday on the 25th, but given that it's part of the practice of the barbaric cult of Islam, I deemed it to be mock-worthy any day of the year. How self-flagellation counts as a reverent observance of anything is any body's guess, but then the Muslim culture isn't known for having evolved beyond savagery and idiocy. 

*Hat Tip to Pat over at Belchspeak for the story and picture. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Indians should be embarrassed by casinos, not Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret hosts an annual fashion show in which lithe beauties show off the latest in lingerie, tastefully accessorized by various costumes such as this Native American head-dress.

Well, apparently at least one self-styled representative of Indian sensibilities felt it was insulting and said that it was equivalent to "spitting on Native American heritage" for them to use such a head-dress.

First, VS wasn't using it in a mocking or offensive way. If anything it was reverent and complimentary.

And second, what's more insulting to Indians, a beautiful woman accessorizing her outfit with an Indian head-dress or that the entire world now associated Native Americans with gambling, alcoholism, and indebtedness because of casinos? Does senior citizens on oxygen tanks and limited incomes pissing away their life savings at smokey, unvacuumed casinos paint a flattering image of proud, Native American culture?

How about getting people drunk on cheap, watered down drinks so they'll make poor decisions with their money in their establishments? Given the storied history of Indians and pathological alcoholism, one would think they'd be a tad sensitive about using booze to take advantage of people.

But this is how historically oppressed groups think. We are victims so anything we do, no matter how hypocritical or ridiculous, is not questionable by anybody.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Republicans are already jockeying for donor money for 2016

I know you're tired of presidential politics and worrying about how much money the government will take away from you to pay for Obama's treasonous deficit spending is a full-time job, but the republican party is at a major crossroads. They need to decide the direction of the party and what it stands for going forward or they may never win another national election. Here are the early players, both obvious and less obvious:

The obvious big three are Marco Rubio(Florida Senator), Bobby Jindal (Gov. Louisiana), and Paul Ryan (congressman from Wisconsin).

Those are the obvious players and all three are already getting organized and lining up donor support, but there are other less obvious possible candidates:

Rand Paul(R-Texas) will stake out the libertarian end of the GOP and probably inherit his father's loyalists.

Chris Christie(Gov.-N.J.) could make the argument that he can work with democrats.

Rick Perry(Gov.-Texas) and Jeb Bush(Former Gov. R-Florida) are names that always come up.
Add these long-shots to the list.....Michelle Bachmann(R-Minnesota), Mike Pence(Gov.-Indiana), Scott Walker(Gov.-Wis), Condi Rice, Kelly Ayotte(Sen.-NH), Susan Martinez(Gov.-N.M.), Brian Sandoval(Gov.-Nevada), and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

That's quite a crop of presidential hopefuls. But I think Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal have the best shot at seizing control of the party and I'd even give the edge to Rubio because he's Hispanic. Literally any one on the list would make an excellent VP nominee and perhaps that's why there are so many running. As crappy a job as the VP gig is, it's a quick and easy stepping stone to the Presidency later on.

TRR behavior poll

I'm starting a series of behavior polls to assess the relative abnormalcy of my readers.....

What is the lowest denomination of coin you will bother to pick up off the sidewalk?
I never pick up money
I pick up any money regardless of denomination
I'm too fat to bend over that far so, none of the above
Free polls from Pollhost.com

You're fired!

Heh heh, dumb ass union drones who used to work as bakers for Hostess are without jobs this morning after their overpaid union reps failed to negotiate a labor agreement in mediation.

Gregory Rayburn will go to bankruptcy court today to begin the asset liquidation process and 18,500 employees have to explain to their families over Thanksgiving dinner why taking an 8% pay cut was worse than unemployment. Good luck getting the wife to buy your lame, union-based explanation as you shop for Christmas toys for your kids with money you don't have.

Labor unions....nothing but bad.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Big Brother is watching your internet habits

Loathsome senate democrat Patrick Leahy had a bill that would theoretically preserve the privacy of individuals from warrantless government snooping into their otherwise legal online affairs. Then, under the pressure from state AG's and law enforcement(though I suspect is was more pressure from the feds) he quickly and quietly rewrote the bill to ALLOW warrantless computer snooping by pretty much anybody in government who wants to peek at what you're doing?

From Broadbandreports -- Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.

This takes the travesty that is the Patriot Act a step further in terms of privacy and warrantless intrusion by the authorities. What the hell is happening in this country when soulless democrats promote gross violations of the sovereignty of individuals without due process and republicans shrug because they supported Bush when he stepped in this direction after 9/11?

When I look at this Thanksgiving picture, I don't know whether to be A) hungry B) aroused C) disturbed that I'm aroused D) just disturbed or E) all of the above to varying degrees.

I'd like to apologize if this picture offends any sensitive visitors to this blog........actually if you're offended, you're a moron and you should go flush your head in the toilet. It's funny, get over it!

Obama spreads our wealth to Asia

President Obama announced today that he's going to fork over as much as $6Billion in taxpayer money to various third-world Asian countries who hate our guts, so ostensibly they can turn around and spend it back in America on useless green-energy technology like windmills and solar panels.

Why can't Asian countries pay for their own stupid windmills and solar panels if that's what they want? I would think poor Asian countries have bigger problems to worry about like hunger, housing, basic utilities, clean water, etc. Only decadent wealthy countries like the US, Great Britain, France, and Canada have the luxury of wasting taxpayer money on idiotic energy schemes that do nothing but enrich the criminal executives who run the companies.

The whole green energy nonsense is not even a thin veil for what's going on. Here's how the green-energy fleece of taxpayers works: swindlers and shysters start "green energy" companies based on Obama's campaign promises to subsidise them with billions in taxpayer(or free) money. When they receive the money, huge chunks of it get immediately returned to Obama's re-election campaign fund as "political donations". The executives squirrel the rest away in off-shore accounts as golden parachutes for when the company finally goes bankrupt as they knew all along it would. Essentially the green-energy scam is how Obama launders money taken from taxpayers at the point of a gun and it ends up in his personal campaign war chest.

Heh heh, kind of puts things in perspective doesn't it?

The savagery of Islam, Hamas style

Hamas members on motorcycles (notice they are dressed in civilian clothes so they can blend into civilian crowds like cowards) executed six men who they believed to be helping Israel target locations in Gaza. After the executions, the bodies were dragged through the streets to deter anybody else from helping Israel.

The barbarism of Islam has no apparent end and for evolved, thinking humans, no apparent usefulness in modern civilization.

Am I a realist or just pessimistic?

I participated in a discussion thread on FB this morning about what damage the next four years under the Obama regime might look like and if there's any way to repair that damage going forward....assuming republicans win in 2016. Here's one of my pessimestic comments....

Guys, I've tried to stop being angry and resentful about all this. At this point, it's more like resignation and sadness at the utter self-destructiveness of a nation that willingly embraces servitude and dependence by re-electing a pernicious socialist as President, just because it makes them feel smugly evolved to vote for a black man.

Weak-minded, pathetic American voters have shown repeatedly that they'll gleefully give up freedom and any and all liberties in exchange for cradle-to-grave security from government....and bizarrely, they'll do it while screaming about freedom, equality, and justice.

We(conservatives) may win an insignificant battle here or there, but(and I say this with sincere regret and moroseness) the war over the fundamental structure of America has been lost. To save my own life I can't see a pathway back to what the framers envisioned.....we're too far gone and our enemies, who are proudly and openly hostile to what America is supposed to stand for, (capitalism, limited government, personal sacrifice, self-discipline, rugged self-reliance, individualism, and self-determination) are our leaders.

What do you guys think?

Verminous dogs in the media start attacking Rubio for 2016

Having determined that Marco Rubio will be the GOP nominee for President in 2016, the vermin in the media wasted no time trying to trip him up with idiotic questions about religion. This is from a GQ interview in Iowa.....

GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that.

The answer is far longer, but Rubio skillfully dodged the trap. This idiot was hoping to catch Rubio pandering to the creationists that occupy the base of the republican party by saying the Earth is only 6,000 years old(as many otherwise intelligent Christians inexplicably believe), exposing his an ignorant, religious nutjob, or essentially alienate him from the base by catch him saying the Earth is 4.5billion years old, which is the scientific estimate.

Sadly, it's answers to idiotic questions like that that the media hopes to fixate on during an election to paint the GOP candidate as a dumb, religious moron....and many republican candidates for office step right in the trap. Clearly we aren't very bright with our answers or they'd stop pestering us with questions like this.

For me, we were designed to be scientifically curious. And that curiosity combined with the ingenuity to design amazing machines to answer basic questions about our environment are what we humans do, above all else.....that and soften our brains with reality TV, are what we do. If science says Earth dates back 4.5billion years, I have to believe that is true and somehow rectify that fact with what I believe religiously. My faith doesn't compel me to believe the Earth is only 6,000 years old. We have records, and Keith Richard's liver, that date further back than that.

Rubio wisely side-stepped the trap but he should always be wary in every interview for gotcha questions like that....for the next 4 years.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Longshoremen who strike should be fired

Having learned nothing from the Hostess union workers who struck themselves right out of cushy jobs, the longshoremen of the International Longshormen's Association are threatening a general strike at three ports in Portland if their demands aren't met. Portland is one of the nation's primary receiving cargo ports and a shutdown would be catastrophic involving millions in undelivered cargo. Many carriers are already rerouting cargo to other ports to avoid the uncertainty, and will probably not return.

Union people are so stupid that they'd rather their employer go out of business entirely and themselves be without jobs, than give in and accept reasonable salaries and benefits.

But then union workers aren't know for common sense and intelligence, just laziness, thuggery, and entitlement.

Longshoremen are as important to a vibrant American economy as air-traffic controllers are. President Obama should threaten to fire every one of the ILA members if they strike the way Reagan did the PATCO guys. But he won't, he owes unions too much.

Patraeus hires entertainment lawyer

It makes sense that a guy so self-involved and concerned with making money off his career, traveled with his own personal biographer and then when he got caught schtooping her, hired a lawyer whose forte' is negotiating book deals for high-profile politicians...

Nov 18 (Reuters) - Former CIA Director General David Petraeus has hired a top Washington lawyer to help him navigate the fallout from a career-ending affair, Reuters has confirmed. The lawyer, Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, is known for negotiating book deals for the political elite, from President Barack Obama to one-time vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

I think Patraeus is more shrewd than to just be thinking about book deals. There is certainly that, but by hiring a guy known for negotiating book deals, he's sending a threat to the administration that nobody had better drag him through the mud or try to throw him under the Hope-n-Change bus in the wake of the Benghazi scandal, or secrets will be revealed. 

Obama improves grid in New Jersey.....just kidding, Pakistan

The spender-in-chief is offering up a $770,000 grant to do a feasibility study to determine how to best improve the power grid in New Jersey in the wake of hurricane Sandy and make it more reliable. Not an entirely bad way to spend the taxpayers' money I guess.

Just kidding, he's offering that money expropriated from American taxpayers to a cement company in Pakistan to study ways to improve the power grid there.

Pakistan hates us! Why do we give a damn if the whole country burns in fiery hell for the rest of eternity....I know I don't. Just how much money does the jerk think we have? I'm sure Ben Bernanke can just run the printing presses for a couple more hours as he's inflating the nation's currency with round three of quantitative easing early next year. I mean what's another $770,000 to a hostile Muslim country when Bernanke's printing another $600 billion for no purpose but to make Obama look good?

If you'll hurt animals, there's nothing you won't do

People who shoot cops, pedophiles, and animal abusers represent particular threats to the larger community beyond other types of crimes. These people have crossed lines of which normal criminals have chosen to stop short. Here're a couple of those types of criminals.....

From LATimes -- A break-in at Zoo Boise in Idaho's biggest city has left a Patas monkey dead and police searching for suspects. Zoo security reported spotting two men in dark clothing at the zoo before dawn Saturday morning, with one man outside the zoo near the primate exhibit and one man inside zoo grounds.

You beat the crap out of a monkey just for giggles? Somebody knows who these two guys are. Idiots like this don't do what they did and then not brag to somebody about it. When they're caught, they should be thrown, unarmed and naked, into the same monkey enclosure and let the monkeys decide what to do with them. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hopping a box car to No-Where, USA

After the Civil War as the nation pushed westward and during the Grate Depression, when families had very little of anything, especially vehicles to get around in, men used to jump into an empty boxcar as the train came through town, to get to where they were going. Hobos and migrant farm hands used that method for getting around in general. It has been romanticized in movies, books, and television despite it being illegal in all 50 states for many years.

Yesterday two men were discovered in a box car here in Birmingham after they hopped on 260 miles away in Mississippi. Supposedly they were being pursued by threatening men and jumped the train to get away, but the story sounds fishy. They said the train went too fast to jump off so they were stuck. Like an idiot, one of them used his cell phone to make a call and that's how the authorities tracked them. They were probably running from the cops......OR....

...maybe they were just nostalgic for the old days when a man could take all his worldly possessions in a plaid handkerchief tied to a stick over his shoulder and ride the open railways to what ever adventure the train took him. Although Birmingham isn't much of an exotic destination if adventure is what you seek....unless you're in the murder business, then you'll find lots to do since B'ham ranks #5 in per capita murders in the US. Only Detroit, Oakland, Memphis, and St. Louis have more.

Patreus knew......why didn't everybody else in the Regime?

In closed-door hearings in the House today, Patreus testified that he knew "almost immediately" that Al Qaeda was involved in the Benghazi attacks, yet inexplicably UN Amb. Susan Rice was sent on five Sunday morning news shows to advance what the administration knew at the time was a lie, which was that the attacks were a spontaneous response to a stupid Youtube video.

Patreus essentially stated that his assessment was "edited" by the administration to downplay the terrorism root of the attack. Why?

In the election environment Obama needed the imaginary Arab Spring to be real and a good thing, rather than the de-evolution of Arabic civilization into radicalism and violence everywhere it took place. So the king-makers(Jarret, Plouff, Axelrod, etc) of his campaign, who basically had operational control over the administration, decided to lie to the media and the American people about what caused the attacks in order to make Obama's support of the Arab Spring appear valid and correct.

That campaign-oriented sentiment is also the reason military assistance and rapid-response was denied during the 7 hour attack that resulted in 4 American deaths. Somebody should swing for those deaths and I imagine the administration will try to throw Patreus to the wolves. I don't think he'll go down without a fight.....unless it was "suggested" to him that his full military pension would be denied unless he does take a dive for the President.

Obama's Arab Spring, not so favorable after all

The terrorist group Hamas has been launching rockets into civilian population centers for decades. Israeli's are used to that. Immediately after Israel gave up the Gaza strip to placate the put-upon Palestinians, the world's favorite, but concocted, hammer with which to pummel Israel, Hamas took over and established that land as a close-in launching pad for further civilian attacks on Israel.

Finally Israel has had enough and is fighting back with surgical air strikes. It was being reported yesterday that Palestinian civilians were faking injuries for news cameras in Gaza to make the Israeli's look like indiscriminate aggressors. Israel did manage to kill the top Hamas commander in Gaza and may have killed a civilian or two, but that's because as this picture shows, the Hamas cowards place their launch pads in close proximity to schools, mosques, and other civilian centers, hoping to use them as shields.

Predictably Egypt is now solidly on the side of Hamas now that the Muslim Brotherhood is in charge there. Israel might just have an all-out war on its hands. How's that Arab Spring working out for you, Obama?

Hostess to close.....potheads everywhere depressed

Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn to striking union workers: "Get your sorry asses back to work by 5:00 or I'll close the company."

Labor union to Rayburn: "We'll stay on strike until you agree to not cut our pay or benefits in any way."

Rayburn: "Screw you! You're fired and unemployed!"

Earlier this week Hostess, the makers of Ding Dongs, Twinkies, and Wonder Bread, said it would close it doors permanently if its union workforce didn't get back to work by the 5:00 on Thursday. Well, 5:00 came and went with the union refusing to come off strike, so the CEO closed all 33 bakeries and immediately 18,500 people are out of work....no doubt lining up at the government unemployment benefits office even as I write this.

Good for Rayburn for sticking to his guns! Unions distort and pervert the labor market to the point that companies cannot compete in the market place and still make any profit, leaving the owners will little choice but to close up shop. In addition to government regulations and taxes, unions are a large contributor to the outsourcing of jobs to other countries where labor is subject to normal market forces.

In the wake of the imposition of Obamacare, look for this sort of thing to play out across the nation, leaving thousands out of work entirely. But of course, this is precisely what Obama designed Obamacare to do....punish businesses to the point that they fire people or go out of business entirely, in essence forcing citizens into Medicare and Welfare programs. Eventually, through market forces, private insurance companies won't exist at all and everybody, by default, will be on government healthcare.......or SINGLE PAYER.....exactly what Obama promised to do.

Support Papa John's tonight

For my international readers, President Obama imposed a government healthcare scheme on all businesses in the US with greater than 50 employees. It will add grossly unfair taxes to the costs of doing business. Obviously most small-business owners oppose this as it will force them to fire workers to stay in business. That's the background for this post in case you are unfamiliar with the Obama regime's heavy-handed economic meddling.

For daring to question the Obama regime's wisdom regarding the job-killing taxes assessed by the imposition of Obamacare on small businesses, Papa John's CEO John Schnatter was attacked by liberal trolls across the nation. Predictably, Papa John's franchises and other small businesses will be laying off workers, reducing hours, and converting some full-time employees to part-time to avoid the burden of Obamacare.....it's either that or go out of business for many of these owners.

In solidarity with Schnatter, Dianne and I will be ordering a delicious pie for dinner tonight...and you should too. We do half onion and half ham and mushroom with pepperoni on all of it. My mouth's watering already.

Support John Schnatter and order Papa John's tonight for dinner and show the lunatic Left that we oppose government intrusion into small businesses.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Unions are host-killing parasites

This is what happens when unions demand too much from their employers....the employers shutter the plant and everybody is unemployed.....

Hostess Brands CEO said Wednesday the company will liquidate unless striking workers return to the job by the end of the day on Thursday.
"We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Gregory Rayburn said in a statement.
Workers are protesting a contract imposed by a bankruptcy court. The bakers union has called the contract "outrageous."

Good for this owner! I see one of two things happening here. Either Obama will step in and throw out established bankruptcy laws the way he did with the car companies and essentially hand over  Hostess to the unions, or the plants will close and all these parasites will then be on the public dole indefinitely. Either way, union parasites do what all parasites do eventually to their host....they kill it. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Establishment republicans enjoy DC cocktail parties

Now that establishment, republicans Bill Kristol, Sean Hannity, and Charles Krauthammer have grovelled obsequiously before Obama by agreeing to taxes on the rich(Kristol) and amnesty(Hannity and Krauthammer), how long before Obama starts using their quisling positions to his advantage by citing their support in press conferences?

He's having a rare press conference later today and when taxes or immigration come up, you can bet he'll mention Kristol at least and maybe the other two.

DC republicans and their wives enjoy the Washington cocktail circuit and you only get invited if you're friendly to the administration in power, and this year, that includes only squishy republicans who promise to play nice with the President. It's as if Kristol, Hannity, and Krauthammer have read the writing on the wall and have adopted the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" political survival posture. It's as embarrassing as it is antithetical to conservatism.

The Sgt. Schultz administration

In every second Presidential term, the cabinet and staff members bail as if rats from a sinking ship. Hillary Clinton already said she's gone in January and AG Eric Holder has hinted at leaving as well, but now we hear that he's definitely staying......wonder why?

Could it be that all strings regarding the various administration scandals lead back to Holder? Fast and Furious, Solyndra, voter intimidation in Philadelphia, Benghazi, and now Patreus-Gate? Obama needs Holder to stay on so he can claim phony "executive privilege" so Holder won't have to testify or release any documents that may be damning to Obama.

Obama, through Holder's corruption, ineptitude, and criminal incompetence, can claim plausible deniability that he knew about any of these scandals. Obama's ignorance of these matters, if you believe him.....I do not, means that either he purposefully stays unaware or that he's utterly out of touch and his cabinet keeps critical information from him. Either way his negligence is reprehensible. Obama wants to be able to use the Sgt. Schultz defense....."I know nothing", and Holder, Rice, Patreus, Clinton, Carney, et. al., by claiming that he's kept in the dark, but nobody with a shred of common sense believes that Obama wasn't acutely aware of all of these situations as they happened in real time.

They are corrupt-to-the-core liars and the press know it. The question is when will the press finally get off their asses and do their watch-dog jobs.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hannity and Krauthammer argue for amnesty

In response to the shellacking Romney took from the Manchurian Moonbat, conservative choirboy Sean Hannity and guest Charles Krauthammer, establishment republicans, endorsed amnesty for the 12-20million illegal aliens, as a way of courting them to vote for republicans.

This quisling desire to be liked in order to win elections is self defeating for two reasons:

First, by granting illegals citizenship(presumably voting rights come as part of the package) without the concomitant closing of the border, republicans abandon a core principle and a new wave of illegals come storming across the border to reap the benefits of our generous food stamp nation. It would be like advocating full funding for Planned Parenthood and unlimited, no-questions-asked abortions at taxpayer expense in order to court the single, young female vote. It's a Faustian deal.

Second, 70% of Hispanics voted for Obama. What makes Hannity and Krauthammer think that if republicans only grovel a little more obsequiously before the invading welfare hordes, they'll suddenly find value in conservatism? They won't, and the democrats will never lose another election.

Charles Krauthammer explains his amnesty position here and Hannity explains his here.

American entertainment, the bellwether of cultural rot

The grace, sophistication, and genuine talent of Shirley Temple Black have given way to the obese, trailer-park coarseness of Honey Boo Boo....

The cultural decline of western civilization is as predictable as it is pathetic. 

If democracies follow this progression: Bondage > Spiritual Faith > Great Courage >Liberty> Abundance > Complacency > Apathy > Dependence > Bondage.....
then I'd say we are around Apathy and Dependence, just like before the fall of Rome, 
where the bizarre and repulsive count as entertainment.

US petroleum independence by 2035?

I have to admit I did not see this coming. And as hostile as Obama is to oil, I'm skeptical, but if true, it's some good petroleum news for a change.....

From Newsmax -- The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the West's energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said it saw a continued fall in U.S. oil imports with North America becoming a net oil exporter by around 2030 and the United States becoming almost self-sufficient in energy by 2035.

Between domestic conservation and production it would appear the US will be able to divest itself from interests in the middle east in the next 20 years or so. No longer will we be obligated to safeguard the Straights of Hormuz, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Oman, etc. through which much of the world's petroleum is shipped. 

We won't have to care if Iran threatens Israel, because Israel will destroy Iran as we Americans sit comfortably at home on our couches sipping Margaritas and not caring. Gone also will be the days of ditsy pageant contestants citing "peace in the middle east" as their life's goal because we won't have to care if there's peace or not.   
Friends, visitors, and critics.....be sure to click on the Newsmax headlines feeder at the top of the right column. I go there every day to check out the latest happenings in DC and around the Interwebs.

Obama foreshadowed by Cicero

“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful, good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean: more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.” 

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

I really don't have anything to add to this. It's sad what we've become as a nation. 

*H/T to my FB friend Carol for the material.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Iranian Air Force demonstrates fighting prowess

Heh heh, a pair of stupid, incompetent Iranian fighter pilots shot furiously at our lumbering, unarmed drone, but failed to hit it even once. If only there was an amusing metaphor about a guy missing the water after falling out of a boat to describe such embarrassing ineptitude.

And we fear this nation's military, why?

This is a classified picture taken by American intelligence in Tehran that shows the elite training of Iranian fighter pilots......

For the second time this week, Americans demonstrate just how stupid we are

Despite the fact that there has not been any significant global warming in at least 16 years, Scott Rasmussen is reporting that 68% of people see global warming, the imaginary menace concocted by deranged con-man Al Gore, as a "serious problem". 

I swear, the depths of the mental retardation and gullibility of the American citizenry cannot be over stated. But what else explains the results of this poll or the national suicide we committed by re installing the farcical Manchurian moonbat into the presidency?

Obama's backdoor gun-control scheme

With the ink barely dry on the reports of his big win on Tuesday, Obama has already revived the over-reaching United Nations Arms Treaty. Ostensibly designed to curb the trade in illegal arms between nations, the treaty would allow the activists courts of any nation to claim regulatory dominion over domestic gun trade.

(Note: The US federal government claims regulatory dominion over any activity, ANY AT ALL, no matter how insignificant that affects commerce in any way, to be under it's purview because it must affect interstate commerce too. Don't think they wouldn't try the same approach regarding private gun ownership.)

The UN treaty that Obama will enter into with the help of Harry Reid in the Senate, has such broad language that it wouldn't be a reach at all for any of Obama's activist judges to establish federal regulatory authority over domestic gun manufacturing and sales to individuals. This is why Harry Reid plans to change the rules of the Senate so that he only needs 51 votes to end filibusters. He knows that he cannot approve a US treaty if he needs 60 votes.

First they take your guns, then when they come for your freedoms and property, you have nothing with which to resist. 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Michael Bloomberg......self-righteous asshole

Getting power turned back on to people who're freezing. Getting supplies and medicine to storm victims. Providing shelter for people who lost their homes. Getting his city back on its feet in general after hurricane Sandy. These things matter not to trillionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg. What does matter? How salty the food is in homeless shelters. 

WOW! Just WOW! 

Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content.

Rich white man starves the homeless for their own good. What an unbelievably self-righteous asshole!

California....America's millstone

Idiot, self-destructive Californians voted for Prop. 30 on Tuesday which gave their idiot governor Jerry Brown the right to raise taxes for several years at least to try to dig out of their fatal deficit. There no talk of reigning in the generous social welfare spending though.

How can so many people in one state be that stupid? (California is already broke and businesses are leaving in droves for more friendly states like Texas and Tennessee.) Well, I'd say it's because they know that their economy  is larger than all but 8 countries on Earth and as such, represents a millstone around the neck of the US economy. Californians know that Obama will give them a fat bailout at all other states' expense, if it comes to that or total bankruptcy.

I said it about the banks, insurance companies, and car companies in 2008 and I'll say it about California when the time comes.....LET THEM FAIL!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The new American reality

Well, I guess this is the new reality of what America actually is rather than what we'd like to think she is. We like to think we live in a nation of self reliance, individualism, hard work, and independence. The new reality is that we live in a nation with a majority derelict class who cares not for freedom and self determination, but only agitates for bigger government to provide for them from cradle to grave at the expense of people better than them. 

Say goodbye to the shining city on the hill and say hello to just another mediocre, European nanny-State. Goodbye to prosperity, hello to dependence. Goodbye to freedom, hello to rampant regulation. Goodbye to optimism and verve, hello to anxiety and ominousness.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Bill Clinton's underdeveloped sense of irony

Here's Bill Clinton stumping for Obama in Philadelphia yesterday. Notice anything peculiarly ironic about his attack on Romney?

Who wants a president that will knowingly, repeatedly tell you something he knows is not true? … When I was a kid, if I got my hand caught in the cookie jar, where it wasn’t supposed to be, I turned red in the face, and I took my hand out of the cookie jar.

Seriously Bill?

Every person on the audience had to giggle picturing Bill getting his hand caught in Monica Lewinsky's "cookie jar", then lying repeatedly about it to the American people. Heh heh, this man has no shame or sense of irony it would seem.

Election Day in America

Be sure to get off your lazy asses and vote today. I know it's trouble and the lines can be long and you'd rather go home and watch DWTS as the results come in and the news-channel punditry kicks into overdrive with predictions and analysis, but you can't really complain and whine about how miserable you are and how the country is going to hell in a hand basket if you don't participate in the process, even if you believe your one vote doesn't count.

If your ballot is anything like mine, there were, in addition to President and 1 congressional vote, a ton of district judge elections and we had 11 state constitutional amendment measures to vote on. Local voting is where you can make a real difference even if your state overall is solidly red or solidly blue.

So get out there and do your job today.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Price gouging is good after disasters

In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, the short-sighted governors of New Jersey and New York made thoughtless, reflexive decisions regarding the gas shortages in their respective states. They instituted rationing, price controls, and limited purchases because economically stupid Americans(most of us) think that artificially keeping prices low helps people in crisis.....it doesn't. Our friends over at Reason.com explain why.....


That's exactly right. By making it illegal for prices to rise during high demand times as they normally would, Gov's Cuomo and Christie have removed the incentive for gas producers from other states to import gas to those high-demand areas, and you end up with chaos and violence as we're witnessing.

The fact that those "entrepreneurs" are buying artificially cheap gas and then selling it for $50/gallon demonstrates that government meddling in the gas market during a crisis is the exact wrong thing to do.
But dumb Americans don't understand the market, nor do they want the freedom of open markets. They only want government to take care of them.

What a pathetic country it is whose citizens thing that price controls are good.

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Gov. Christie lets unions manage recovery in New Jersey

We just heard down here in Birmingham that New Jersey turned away a convoy of Alabama Power trucks and crews because they aren't union. Some of the crews went to help in New York and others just came home.

How does that feel New Jersey? You are left shivering in the cold darkness, eating out of dumpsters waiting for lazy, union Con-Ed slackers to get around to turning your power back on when Alabama Power crews could have had it on days sooner. Does your governor support this? IDIOTS!!!

Stacy Hessler cashes in for being the worst wife and mom in the world

This miserable skank of a fishwife is Stacy Hessler. She abandoned her banker husband and four children in Florida to join the Occupy rabble in NYC last year. 

Some idiot judge yesterday awarded her $85,000 in the divorce.....money that her husband earned in the very banking industry she left them to protest. No doubt the irony and hypocrisy of that is totally lost on her. They're better off without her anyway since odds are that by now she's contracted Tuberculosis, Hep-C, and at least one venereal disease.

I hope she enjoys the rest of her miserable life as a diseased hippie. 

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Obama voter treats herself to a new pair of kicks

Notice anything familiar about this picture? Post Katrina perhaps....no wait, it's Coney Island after Sandy blew through. But it is the same degenerate scum here as were looting businesses in New Orleans. Obama voters no doubt, in both cities who feel entitled to what others have earned.