“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

Thursday, January 31, 2013

False advertising

I blatantly stole these images and the idea from Plancksconstant, but I deemed lampooning Islam to be worth the theft. Anyway, despite truth-in-advertising laws, we all know things are never as they are sold to us. Here are a few examples from the fast-food and Hollywood industries.....

Likewise, Islam is sold to us by our own media as a religion and culture equal to ours, no better and no worse. We should not be judgmental of it regardless of how barbaric we feel the practitioners of it are...

Islam -- The Religion of Peace, the biggest advertising scam in the modern world.

John Kerry is an embarrassment

Senator John Kerry, "spending time" with constituents.....heh heh

Without a hint of shame or seemingly to understand the concept of hypocrisy, John Kerry lamented the necessary influence of money in the American political process, during his farewell speech to the Senate yesterday......

From WeeklyStandard -- "There's another challenge that we must address and it is the corrupting force of the vast sums of money necessary to run for office," said Kerry. "The unending chase for money I believe threatens to steal our democracy itself. I've used the word 'corrupting' and I want to be very clear about it: I mean by it not the corruption of individuals but a corruption of a system itself that all of us are forced to participate in against our will."

After committing numerous acts of cowardice in order to get out of Vietnam quickly and then committing treason by meeting, while in uniform, with the enemy to encourage them to continue fighting us, Kerry amassed a fortune unrivaled in the US Senate by seducing, then marrying, not one but two insanely rich widows. Kerry's fortune of $193 million was entirely earned by men far better than him. 

So to sum up, we are confirming a treasonous coward and shameless gigolo to be our Secretary of State? What a pitiful excuse of a country hates itself so much that it trots out the likes of John Kerry to represent it to the world?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Obama exploits the weak-minded media

The obsequious, main stream media are mindless rabble who swoon over our liberal, black President like undersexed soccer moms at a Justin Bieber concert. They will swallow literally anything Obama says, no matter how outrageous and unbelievable, and then dutifully report it as fact along with the none-too-subtle insinuation that if you question a word of it you are a racist.

Obama doesn't skeet shoot

Earlier this week, as a way of claiming to identify with sporting gun enthusiasts, Pres. Obama absurdly claimed that he shoots skeet regularly with friends up at Camp David, but even the most stridently duplicitous members of the press corps were skeptical and demanded photo evidence. Mentally challenged, lying liar Jay Carney tried to deflect media suspicions by claiming that Obama shoots skeet for fun, not for photo-ops.

Riding to the rescue was lefty blog New Republic with "evidence" of Obama shooting skeet, you can see here in the top picture. But as any golfer like me can attest, Obama has perhaps the worst post-swing golf posture imaginable....it's spastic. And I thought I recognized it from photos I'd seen before. The bottom pic is clearly Obama badly playing golf and it's the same image New Republic photo-shopped in Obama's defense.

Did they really think nobody would notice?

Sandy Hook father was NOT heckled

The mainstream media is apoplectic about a father of a Sandy Hook victim interacting with the gallery at a hearing about gun control. Go to the 15 minute mark for the exchange in question.....


Mr. Heslin was not heckled. He asked a direct question of the gallery, even turning around to look at them as he asked the question. Then the gallery paused out of respect for him and only when he didn't continue did someone respectfully answer his question. That's not heckling as the jerks in the press would have you believe.

It is despicable and repugnant that media members would use the Sandy Hook massacre to advance their anti-gun agenda by re-victimizing the parents of the shooting. If Mr Heslin didn't want to be addressed by the gallery, he shouldn't have politicized the murder of his son in a political forum.

Muslims finally invent something useful

Never again let it be said that the backward world of Islam has contributed nothing of note to the advancement of the human species. Before today, very little progress in the way of architecture, literature, the arts, mathematics, education, philosophy, engineering, or medicine has been achieved by Islamic cultures.  

But Iran has proudly announced the introduction of the Ampu-matic finger amputation machine. It's portability alone makes public amputations of fingers a marvel of engineering efficiency.

For your insolent Muslim wife who didn't appreciate her brothers beating and raping her, for your neighbor who insulted Islam by not making a public show of praying 5 times a day, or for your westernized daughter who got caught reading a book, now your humiliation from their misbehavior can be turned into their lost fingers in the public square for all to see.

Who says Muslims can't invent useful technology?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teahupoo waves in HD

This is the coolest wave video I've seen in a while. This is from Teahupoo, Tahiti where the coastal geography and shallow reefs make for waves that are massive, violent, and beautiful! Click on the HD button, go to full-screen mode, turn up your speakers, and ENJOY!


Ask not at whom the senators cackle, for they cackle at you

The Gang of Eight, a bipartisan cabal of senators that will foist an immigration bill on the US, is made up of RINO John McCain, child molestor Robert Menendez, Chuck Shumer, and disappointingly Marco Rubio, among others.

Their comprehensive immigration bill is supposed to allow pathways to citizenship once the border is closed, but once legality is granted, which it will be the second the bill is signed by Obama, it will be political suicide to rescind it if the border doesn't get closed....which it won't. Once the 11 million aliens are legalized, there won't be any political pressure to close the border nor any money to do it with.

The American people are being hoodwinked again. The democrats know that they can immediately add 11 million third-world derelicts to the welfare and food stamp rolls, thereby creating 11 million instant democrat voters. And spineless republicans are going along in the pathetic hope that somehow some of those 11 million will appreciate them and vote republican. News flash....they won't ever vote anything but democrat once the democrats have addicted them to government handouts.

The border will never get closed and the illegals will continue streaming across the red carpet the senate and Obama will have rolled out for them. Weep my friends, weep for the shell of a nation we are leaving to our children.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Martha Raddatz shame herself and her profession.....Robert Menendez is already shameful

Reprobate democrat Robert Menendez has been accused of taking unauthorized trips to the Dominican Republic to statutorily rape underage prostitutes. This weekend on This Week, democrat shill Martha Raddatz didn't ask him a single question about his predilection for little girls. If Menendez was a republican, you can bet Martha would have grilled him mercilessly about his perversions.

Menendez is a big proponent of amnesty for illegals. And by throwing the doors open to all third-world scum to come here and vote democrat, apparently it'll make hooking up with 16 year old girls much less problematic, for instead of flying to South America to satisfy his bizarre sexual appetite, he'll have them here, ready to go.

Flaring......wasting our natural resources

Shale is a huge source of domestic oil, but the release of natural gas is part of the process. That sounds like a good thing to me, but the companies burn off this natural gas because the market price is so low, it's not economical as a production commodity. I'm all for economic autonomy of companies, but burning off all our natural gas by "flaring" in order to keep the prices high is a horrible domestic energy policy.....

From ft.com -- The rapid increase has made the US one of the world’s worst countries for gas flaring. The volume of gas flared in the US has tripled in just five years, according to World Bank estimates and is now fifth highest in the world, behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran and Iraq. 

The flaring is a result, in large part, of the low price of natural gas in North America, which can make it uneconomic to build pipelines and tanks to handle the gas released by oil production. Flaring is often the safest way to dispose of it. 

The lights of the flares burning in the Bakken and Texas’ Eagle Ford shale fields can clearly be seen in night-time satellite photography.

Just at these two shale drilling sites, enough natural gas is flared off to power all the houses in Chicago and Washington, DC combined, indefinitely. Look, can natural gas not be stockpiled, or shipped, or used somehow......anything but burning it off? We are desperate for domestic energy production, but we destroy the cheapest form of it? Unbelievable!

Arming the government while disarming the citizenry is bad news for the citizenry

Stocking up on bullets by the hundreds of thousands doesn't seem to have been enough, now DHS is requesting they be allowed to stock up on semi-automatic rifles (assault weapons) by the thousands too....

From From TheBlaze -- The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.

Citing a General Service Administration (GSA) request for proposal (RFP), Steve McGough of RadioViceOnline.com reports that DHS is asking for the 7,000 “select-fire” firearms because they are “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.” The term select-fire means the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic. Civilians are prohibited from obtaining these kinds of weapons.
The RFP describes the firearm as “Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) – 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.” Additionally, DHS is asking for 30 round magazines that “have a capacity to hold thirty (30) 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.”

Can anybody explain why DHS needs this much firepower? The DHS operates domestically....have they saved anybody from anything using semi-automatic weapons? This sounds like a domestic military force that might at some point be arrayed against uncooperative US citizens. Call my paranoid, but denying US citizens access to these weapons while arming to the teeth, a shady para-military agency with them is just a little scary. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Spring Break debauchery would fix Cuba in 10 years

I've been saying this for years.....

From AZCentral.com -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake last week drew an angry response from a colleague after he joked about allowing rowdy college students to descend on Cuba. 

Flake, R-Ariz., is a free-trade advocate who has long pushed to allow Americans to travel freely to Cuba, a privilege that they haven’t enjoyed since President John F. Kennedy’s administration because of punitive U.S. economic policies aimed at toppling Fidel Castro. 

In fact", said Flake, "I’ve often felt that if we want a real get-tough policy with the Castro brothers, we should force them to deal with spring break once or twice."

Throw open the doors of Cuba to US tourists, especially the Spring Break kids, and watch how fast Cuba becomes the primary destination of vacationing Americans. Hotel resorts would sprout up on the beaches by the dozens and the backward Cuban government would be flush with American dollars and wouldn't dare risk losing that. Who cares if they are technically communists? Look at every big city in China.....you can't swing a dead cat and not hit a millionaire, and they're communists. 

Free-market solutions will always work to delegitimize politically unfavorable governments if allowed to. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Liberals impose fairness at great cost

This might be the stupidest thing I've ever heard.....

CNSNews.com) - Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that with women now eligible to fill combat roles in the military, commanders must justify why any woman might be excluded – and, if women can’t meet any unit’s standard, the Pentagon will ask: “Does it really have to be that high?”

Liberals have been lowering standards for decades in order to be "inclusive". They lower academic standards so minorities can get in school and pass difficult classes. They lower training standards so women can become firemen. They lowered the strength requirements in the Air Force so women could be weapons loaders(my personal experience with standard lowering).

Liberals hate that not everybody is capable of doing everything and they view the world as an unfair, patriarchal society that must be forcibly corrected by them. They don't care if the result is a weakening of the military, less capable firefighters, or less educated students. It's the appearance of fairness that matters, not the actual result of imposing fairness. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Obama loses big with "recess" appointments

A three judge panel at the federal level yanked Obama's executive leash today as they dismissed as unconstitutional, a handful of "recess" appointments back in January of last year. Obama decided that any time the congress isn't currently in town, it counts as "recess". According to article II Section 2 of the Constitution however, congressional recess exists only when the congress officially declares itself to be in recess at the end of the legislative year.

The case will go to the Supreme Court where hopefully the judges will uphold the lower appeals court and properly chastise Obama for this blatant over-reach.

Democrats wake every morning conspiring ways to skirt the Constitution. They see it as an impediment to achieving their political goals. And in the case of Obama, he sees it as a fatally flawed document that needs dramatic overhauling to address his fanatical ideas of social justice through redistribution of wealth. Surely by the time this reaches the high court, those nine will no longer be intimidated by Obama's messianic persona and just do the right thing already.

As plain as the fly on your face

How do you not know the US debt is unsustainable?
How do you not know that higher taxes hurts the economy?
How do you not know that global warming is imaginary?
How do you not know that the Arab Spring is bad for the US and good for radical Muslims?
How do you not recognize your own hypocrisy on guns and personal protection?
How do you not know there's a fly on your face?

Fight at Detroit food-stamp office

Food stamp recipients don't have anything better to do than breed generations of democrat voters, demand handouts from the productive, and sleep 'till noon.....that is unless you try to break in line for the freebies at the food-stamp office, then they are right and truly motivated.....


If only they would be this motivated and energetic to get jobs and education.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The list of guns democrats want to ban

Liberal democrats are not wasting time after Sandy Hook to impose sweeping gun regulations, knowing that right now it's political suicide to oppose what they absurdly refer to as "common sense" restrictions. In addition to restrictions, there is a list of guns that the government doesn't want you to be able to buy at all. If you already own one, then you may be required to register it. Here is the list:

Rifles: All AK types, including the following:
AK, AK47, AK47S, AK-74, AKM, AKS, ARM,
MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR-47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK-
47, VEPR, WASR-10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco
56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS;
All AR types, including the following:
AR-10, AR-15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15-T, Barrett REC7,
Beretta AR-70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster
XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch
MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R-15 rifles, Rock River Arms LAR-15, Sig Sauer SIG516
rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles, Stag Arms AR rifles, Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 rifles;
Barrett M107A1; Barrett M82A1; Beretta CX4 Storm; Calico Liberty Series; CETME Sporter;
Daewoo K-1, K-2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C; Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL,
LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000; Feather Industries AT-9;
Galil Model AR and Model ARM; Hi-Point Carbine; HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, HK-PSG-1 and
HK USC; Kel-Tec Sub-2000, SU-16, and RFB; SIG AMT, SIG PE-57, Sig Sauer SG 550, and
Sig Sauer SG 551; Springfield Armory SAR-48; Steyr AUG; Sturm, Ruger Mini-14 Tactical
Rife M-14/20CF;
All Thompson rifles, including the following:
Thompson M1SB, Thompson
T1100D, Thompson T150D, Thompson T1B, Thompson T1B100D, Thompson T1B50D,
Thompson T1BSB, Thompson T1-C, Thompson T1D, Thompson T1SB, Thompson T5,
Thompson T5100D, Thompson TM1, Thompson TM1C; UMAREX UZI Rifle; UZI Mini
Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78;
Vector Arms UZI Type; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.
Pistols: All AK-47 types, including the following:
Centurion 39 AK pistol, Draco AK-47 pistol,
HCR AK-47 pistol, IO Inc. Hellpup AK-47 pistol, Krinkov pistol, Mini Draco AK-47 pistol,
Yugo Krebs Krink pistol;
All AR-15 types, including the following: American Spirit AR-15
pistol, Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol, DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol, DPMS AR-15 pistol,
Olympic Arms AR-15 pistol, Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol; Calico Liberty pistols; DSA
SA58 PKP FAL pistol; Encom MP-9 and MP-45; Heckler & Koch model SP-89 pistol; Intratec
AB-10, TEC-22 Scorpion, TEC-9, and TEC-DC9; Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol;
The following MAC types: MAC-10, MAC-11; Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA
Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol; Military Armament Corp. Ingram M-11, Velocity
Arms VMAC; Sig Sauer P556 pistol; Sites Spectre;
All Thompson types, including the following:
Thompson TA510D, Thompson TA5; All UZI types, including: Micro-UZI.
Shotguns: Franchi LAW-12 and SPAS 12; All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the
following: IZHMASH Saiga 12, IZHMASH Saiga 12S, IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP-01,
IZHMASH Saiga 12K, IZHMASH Saiga 12K-030, IZHMASH Saiga 12K-040 Taktika;
Streetsweeper; Striker 12.
Belt-fed semiautomatic firearms: All belt-fed semiautomatic firearms including TNW M2HB.

If you own or plan to purchase one of these weapons, I wouldn't register it at all. The government doesn't have any business knowing what you own and federal registration simply makes confiscation(which is their ultimate fantasy) that much easier if they know what you have. 

I hate my parking deck

My utter contempt for people who don't drive like me in the parking deck is as storied as it is visceral....that's a given. 

Today is special, I have a complaint two-fer: 

First are the thoughtless morons at the front of a long line of cars who wait until they are at the swipe mechanism before they start digging around their pig-sty of a car for their swipe card. (I barely have to slow down much to swipe my card because I'm always ready) 

Second are the idiots who delay everybody behind them, creeping stupidly around the lower floors as if they might find a spot nobody before them saw, when everybody knows at 8:15 there are no spaces lower than the 4th or even 5th floors.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"What difference does it make"? A lot of difference

Here's Hillary testifying before the Senate on the Benghazi attack saying it doesn't make a difference at this point who attacked the embassy or why.....


What difference does it make? A hell of a lot of difference.

First: if it doesn't make a difference, then why send Susan Rice out to 5 different Sunday talk shows to offer the lie that it was because of a months-old Youtube video?

Second: it makes a difference because of what Obama was saying on the campaign trail at the time which was that AQ was "on the run" and posed little or no threat. Essentially a terrorist attack that cost 4 American lives contradicts Obama's campaign claim that his middle-east and AQ policies were resounding successes. 

Third: it makes a difference because of the administrations credibility. Saying one thing to the American people, knowing it to be a lie, demonstrates crass politicization of serious foreign affairs issues and suggests that Obama's campaign was in charge of decision making rather than the State department.

And lastly: it makes a difference to a dude who got very publicly thrown in jail somewhere on trumped up charges because he made a Youtube video.

"Fire on US citizens"....litmus test for military commanders under Obama

Author, Dr. Jim Garrow posted the following to Facebook yesterday, claiming that his source was a high-level active-duty military commander.....

From the Examiner -- I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed.

Can anybody confirm this? I've read it on several serious news sites and blogs but cannot confirm the truthfulness myself. Of course, it would be hotly denied by the administration so confirmation would be difficult, if not impossible. I wouldn't be surprised by anything this administration did. 

America is blithely circling the drain

When we consider the appalling re-election of a corrupt elitist who is openly hostile to the Constitution, the fruition of the Cloward-Piven strategy of collapsing the economy with entitlement debt, the massive weapons and ammunition buildups by the Dept. of Homeland Security and the IRS and the concomitant attempts to disarm the citizenry, and now the widely reported charge that Obama is quietly firing military commanders who fail the litmus test of whether they would fire on US citizens if ordered to, then these words by Ayn Rand stand more terrifyingly prophetic than ever.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sophie Schmidt went to North Korea

Sophie Schmidt, the teenage daughter of Google founder Eric Schmidt, chronicled her fathers recent trip to North Korea and her log is here. It is very insightful regarding the dreadful daily life of North Koreans and how the leaders in that country portray it to outsiders. It is entertaining to read and I think Sophie might have a future in journalism.

Tuesday morning music from Ed's iPod

If you're like me this morning, you feeling a tad blue which is understandable given Obama's appalling re-election, at least half of us have already failed at our New Year's resolutions, and the inexplicable continued popularity of reality TV.

Not to worry, I have some uplifting music to brighten your future. Groove to the stylings of the Generationals, The Royal Concept, Neon Trees, M83, and my new favorite, The Whigs.....who happen to be from my home town of Athens, Georgia.



Monday, January 21, 2013

A new sub-species of human

In a recent issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, a highly respected scientific periodical, researchers have described a new sub-species of human. Here is a synopsis of the article....

...These genetic anomalies are referred to as “homo slackass-erectus” and arose as a de-evolutionary spur through constant spineless posturing and physical idleness, which new research has shown selects for shorter legs and an inability to ambulate other than in an awkward shuffling gait.  The hallmarks of this sub-species are diminished brain function, developmental delays at post-adolescence, low verbal skills, and general avoidance of both eye contact and employment. Approach with caution as these creatures tend to be defensive and hostile if offered a job or belt. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Rahm Emanuel is a craven opportunist

Chicago recorded a record 516 murders in 2012 despite having the strictest gun laws in the nation. That's 100 more than New York City which has 3 times more people. Chicago is on pace to shatter that record already this year, so what does Mayor Rahm Emanuel do? Why he passes still more strict laws that affect only law-abiding citizens. His new law, designed he says, to stop rampant, nightly gang murders by the dozens, is to harshen the penalties for not reporting stolen guns. As if the thugs committing these murders are going to report stolen guns to the cops.

Clearly Emanuel doesn't care about the lost lives. On the contrary, he's elated because as any opportunistic democrat will do, he uses human tragedy to advance his liberal agenda of government control of the citizenry.

Likewise, Obama's gun-control measures aren't about stopping crime, they're about controlling you.

Marco Rubio has a plan for immigration

Let's face facts on this illegal immigration issue: deporting 12-20 million illegals just is impractical, logistically, legally, ethically, morally, and politically. It's just never going to happen, nor is there ever going to be a 2000 mile long fence that stops all illegals dead in their tracks.

That's why we have to look at some other fix to this problem and Marco Rubio seems to have struck the correct chord between what's right and what's politically possible.

The short-and-sweet of his plan is:
-all criminal illegals will be immediately deported
-everybody else here illegally will be issued temporary work visas, not citizenship, that allow them to stay and work, plus they have to pay taxes and penalties if they want to stay
-among that crowd of guest workers, they can apply for citizenship like normal but they have to get in line behind the people who're doing it legally. Anybody who commits a crime while on temporary status, gets deported
-when your number comes up, you must take and pass the citizenship test, plus demonstrate cultural and linguistic assimilation.

This is the best solution I've heard to what has been an intractable problem for decades. I could get behind this plan. Let's just hope Obama doesn't co-opt it for his own.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"From my cold dead hands"

I borrowed this directly from Moonbattery.com. I thought it was time to revisit one of our most profound countermoonbats, Charlton Heston......


From Dave Blount at Moonbattery because it can't be stated any clearer-- The gun debate isn’t about shooting deer or paper targets, and it certainly isn’t about keeping children safe from maniacs, who are only stopped by guns in the hands of the good guys. It is about the ability to hold the concrete materialization of individual liberty in your hands. It is about whether we are free Americans who can chart our own courses, or that far lower breed that submits to the fate determined by coercive bureaucrats.

Manti Te'o's sob story just too good for the media to check

Heh heh, Manti Te'o is either a witless dupe or the perpetrator of one of the biggest hoaxes since Lance tested negative for Epo.

Without the dead girlfriend sob story, he isn't even in the top 10 for the Heisman, he maybe wins half of the defensive awards, and he's just another better than average line backer. Heck, if he played at Georgia, statistically he'd be our 3rd best line backer.

How did the media get so punked? Was the story just too good to check?

Here in the SEC however, our jocks date actual girls.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Obama uses kids as political props....again

Sticking to their tried-and-true tactic of trotting out "the children" for every piece of controversial legislation they want to cram down the throats of an uncooperative, suspicious citizenry(remember the oblivious black kid standing there when Obama signed Obamacare?), President Obama released letters supposedly written by children responding to the Sandy Hook massacre. Here's one supposedly penned by an 8 year old.....

"It's a free country but I recommend there needs (to) be a limit with guns. Please don't let people own machine guns or other powerful guns like that."

I have serious doubts about an 8 year old writing this, especially if she's in the public education system. She's lucky if at 8, she can spell her own name much less form a cogent, well thought out point on gun control. Her idiot democrat parents probably wrote it and had her sign her name.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Newt Gingrich doing the job the media should be doing

With the breathless media reporting on how awful guns are and how Americans finally will accept draconian gun-control laws to keep us safe from ourselves, Newt Gingrich points out the obvious and asks the question that the decrepit media should be asking of Obama......


He's absolutely right, but the liberal media is so eager to finally get the gun nuts under control of the imperial state, that they won't point out what is patently obvious to any thinking observer....taking constitutional gun rights away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to prevent massacres if a deranged lunatic wants to shoot up a place.

Lance Armstrong to be a rat?

So Lance Armstrong confessed to doping in an interview with Oprah that will air on Thursday. It is being reported that he's willing to name names of other cyclists who cheated.

Look, I get that he wants to compete professionally in triathlons and in order to get the ban lifted by the American Doping Agency, he's got to come clean about his own cheating. I also get that lots of other whining, American cyclists like Greg Lemond, Tyler Hamilton, and Floyd Landis ratted him out, but nobody likes a rat. Confess to your own crimes, but do not name names of others. A rat is the lowest form of vermin there is.....everybody hates a rat.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Euthanasia in Belgium

Two Belgian brothers, age 45, who were born deaf learned that bizarrely they were also going blind. Rather than face a life without the ability to see each other or communicate, they chose to be euthanized by lethal injection, which is legal in Belgium. They said good-bye to each other and family members and a doctor killed them. 

As a libertarian, I generally support the right of terminally ill patients who, at the end of their medical struggle, just want to go out on their own terms, to the extent that it is possible, and spare their families the pain of watching them suffer needlessly to the bitter end. Conversely, I also respect the rights of patients to fight to the bitter end of life regardless of the cost and discomfort it may cause for loved ones. End of life decisions are personal and should be respected, not dictated by the imperial State.

So in certain cases I support euthanasia or assisted suicide. However, these guys were in no physical pain and not otherwise "terminal", they just got screwed by life and as difficult as their futures would have been, is it OK for the State to kill them, as they wished, just because of their anguish over their situation?

I think this sort of thing signifies the general devaluation of non-perfect human life that many countries toward which many countries are tending. I'm not exactly comfortable with this.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ed Rendell is a craven opportunist

Here's former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell discussing the benefits of Sandy Hook with some air-headed show host.......


"The good thing"? Are you kidding me? If this doesn't cement democrats as the villainous political opportunists they are, I don't know what will. He never thinks once about how to actually stop another shooting, just gleefully wrings his hands at the prospect of finally getting control of the guns of private citizens....and he's happy for the Sandy Hook massacre because it's what the gun-control movement needed. Unbelievable!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Asteroid Adophis to come perilously close to Earth today

Everybody panic, asteroid Adophis will come within 9.3 million miles of Earth at some point today. That seems like a great distance, but it would only take a trajectory variation of 1 degree to send it directly into a collision course with Earth.

You can head on over to Space.com, get your nerd on, and watch a live webcast of the passage.

Idiots in Norfolk can't tell the difference between a dog and a lion

Heh heh, idiots in Norfolk, NC called the cops when they stupidly panicked upon seeing this Labradoodle with its hair cut like a lion's running around the streets. C'mon people, you can't look a little closer, for like 5 seconds, and tell this is a dog?

The local zoo had to inventory its lion residents to make sure they were all accounted for.

I'll bet I could get similarly panicked reports in Norfolk of a tiger on the loose by painting stripes on a cat.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

AJ McCarron is playing up

I'm probably the 10,000 blogger today to have observed that Alabama QB AJ McCarron has what might be the worst tattoo of any jock on the national stage....and that includes Dennis Rodman. What is with the weird religious chest tatt?

I guess AJ's an ok looking guy, but with that weird tattoo, there's no way he scores top-shelf tail like Katherine Webb without being the best QB in the nation and destined to make millions in the NFL in a couple of years. That's just all there is to it.

After Brent Musburger verbally leered at Katherine Webb during the game last night, her twitter following went up by 50,000. The game was over at half time but the camera guys kept going back to Webb in the stands, probably to keep bored male viewers tuned in.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Bad intentions result in bad consequences

Instead of exposing New York gun owners and stigmatizing them as dangers to society, the Journal News, by publishing their names and addresses, has endangered them all one way or another.

Apparently inmates in New York are using the gun-permit map that got published by the Journal News last month to intimidate guards at their respective prisons. Because hundreds of correctional officers live in Westchester and Rockland counties, the "associates" of inmates now know where the families of guards live.

In addition to endangering the families of corrections officers, at least one woman who purchased a gun for protection against an abusive boyfriend from whom she was hiding, is terrified that he now knows exactly where she lives. When he attacks her, will the Journal News accept responsibility for that?

Following the Journal News lead, Texas has published an interactive map of the gun owners in that state.....

Rape is OK, shooting a rapist is not

Good grief! The craven anti-gun nuts over at the Brady Campaign think it's OK to get raped, just as long as you don't shoot your rapist.....

I'd like to see where the feminists are on this. Somebody needs to ask Gloria Steinem or Terry O'Neill(current NOW president) if women should submit to rape rather than shoot their attacker. Which is worse, living with the horror of having been raped, or living with the guilt of having killed your would-be rapist....assuming you'd feel guilty at all?

UPDATE: I had suspicions about this poster because it's so outrageous and it turns out that its a hoax. The Brady Campaign produced no such poster. Still, the question remains: Given that democrats are stridently anti-gun and feminists are in lock-step politically with the democrats, where do feminists stand on the 2nd amendment when it comes to women protecting themselves with deadly force from rapists?

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Gun-free zones are where people get killed by guns

That sounds about right. The current national debate isn't about safety of the general public, it's about government limiting, banning, or confiscating guns from private citizens. That's the end-game for democrats and they'll use tragedies like Sandy Hook to advance their cause.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Retired marine schools Diane Feinstein

No doubt you've heard hypocritical elitists Sen. Diane Feinstein's stated intention to dramatically limit private gun ownership(even to go as far as confiscation), ridiculously to prevent another Sandy Hook shooting. Well, a retired marine wrote her a letter regarding her designs on the second amendment......enjoy.....
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
United States Marine Corps
He is right. It isn't the governments business what you own, period. And if you are stupid enough to disarm yourself in exchange for a gift card, amnesty turn-in drive, or some buy-back program, then you don't deserve the protection than armed men better than you would provide. 

We are a nation of idiots and fools

That's just terrific! By banning incandescent light bulbs, our idiot government tackled a non-existent problem.....global warming. The ban is forcing consumers to buy stupid compact fluorescent and LED bulbs instead. Compact fluorescent bulbs have toxic amounts of mercury and any break presents a serious health hazard to you and your family. As if that weren't bad enough, now we find the design and manufacturing flaws result in cracks in the phosphorous coating whose job it is to protect us from the heavy doses of UV radiation we'd otherwise be exposed to. UV radiation causes skin cancer.

So in order to enrich the compact fluorescent and LED light-bulb lobby, our brilliant government endangered us with mercury poisoning and skin cancer by banning cheap incandescent bulbs because some retard of an environmentalist says the polar bears are suffering.

We have become a nation of idiots and fools who'll believe almost anything, and accept almost any government action to address it, no matter how ridiculous, as long as the delusion makes us feel good.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

We are surely not alone in the Universe

According to calculations recently performed at Cal Tech in Pasadena, there are likely 100 billion Earth-like planets hanging around just in the Milky Way galaxy. With an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the Universe, the number of Earth-like planets is a number so staggeringly large as to defy name, but for the nerds among you, that's 1.0x10^22. Staggering enough that to believe that we are alone in the Universe and exist as God's only life-form experiment is outrageous, preposterous, ridiculous!

I can't think of a greater waste of space except maybe that which Al Gore occupies.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Peter King, just another craven politician

Peter King (R) New York found the nearest camera crew yesterday and lambasted the House GOP for not passing a $60billion hurricane relief bill that contained $30billion in pork, wholly unrelated to hurricane damage. The hurricane Sandy relief bill will pass in a couple of days and King knows this, but he couldn't resist the opportunity to hammer fellow republicans very publicly so that voters in his blue state of New York believe he's on their side.

“I’m saying anyone from New York and New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News. “What they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans.”…

I detest this part of politics...the posturing, the lying, the feigned outrage in front of the cameras, etc. Even more detestable is the way craven politicians allow each other(even from the other party) to sneak the most idiotic and wasteful pork spending into every bill that comes before them....usually with no accountability whatsoever.

I generally respected King for his solid position on terrorism, but he's revealed himself to be at the core, just another entrenched incumbent politician whose only goal is to cling to power for as long as possible.

UPDATE: Chris Christie says he called Boehner 4 times the night before the non-vote on the Sandy relief bill and whined that Boehner didn't take any of his calls. Why should Boehner take panicked, middle-of-the-night calls from a governor who doesn't have any votes in the House or the state Boehner's from?

Twilight gets the MST3K treatment

I know chicks the world over dig the Twilight vampire series and wish sudden and painful death on anybody who dares mock them for it, but that's what makes this lampooning by the guys over at Mystery Science Theater 3000 even funnier.

H/T to Pat over at Belchspeak.

Hugo Chavez....not long for this world... :-)

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has been placed into a medically induced coma following complications during his recent cancer surgery in Cuba. The world cannot be rid of this asshole soon enough. If the Venezuelan people have a smidgen of sense, they'll quickly elect a capitalist as President and return that country to the modern society it was only a few years ago.

In the mean time, here comes the grim reaper to drag Chavez off to hell at long last.

Blogger turns tables on anti-gun journalists, with satisfying results

Last week the Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y published the addresses of all households in Westchester and Rockland counties in which at least one resident has a gun permit. Predictably these people were upset and the board of directors of the paper received many e-mails and phone calls from angry residents. Then a blogger decided that turn-about was fair play and he published the names, addresses, phone numbers, and car models of all reporters, editorial staff, and board directors at the news paper. Given their objection to private gun ownership, ostensibly the criminals in the area now know more than a few houses in which the occupants are unarmed....heh heh.

As all hypocritical  liberals are wont to do, the news paper hired armed men with gun permits to protect them. I guess it's ok to protect yourself when you are a journalists, politician, or celebrity, but regular citizens should not be trusted with that responsibility. 

Somebody should interview the reporters and find how it feels to be outed? 

Being a victim is usually a choice......choose wisely

The issue about private ownership of guns really comes down to one question: do you want to be prey or not? Listen to this alarming 911 call where a woman is attacked in her home, then tell me private citizens shouldn't own firearms.....


But for the gun this woman had, she would likely be dead. Numerous run-ins with this guy and complaints to police resulted in no action taken on her behalf. She finally realized that her safety was her responsibility alone.

Journalists, politicians, and celebrities are the most strident voices for gun control, even confiscation, yet they all hypocritically protect themselves with guns, or men with guns.

Don't be a willing victim, protect yourself.

Never underestimate the foolishness of the American people

Here is President Obama's reaction to the House passing the awful Senate bill that not only avoided the fiscal cliff everybody's in a panic about, but it also cemented the GOP as spineless cowards who deserve to be kicked out of office at the earliest possible opportunity.

From Bloomberg -- More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635.

Even Grover Norquist tried mightily to save face by preposterously claiming that republicans who took his no new taxes pledge but who voted for this new tax bill, didn't technically break their pledge because these were just tax breaks to begin with and not extending them was not the same thing as raising taxes.....what a fool he is!

Mark Steyn sagely observed yesterday that the master plan of Obama is to get the American people conditioned to, and dependent upon, deficit spending and in a few years they'll be happy to raise taxes on people other than themselves in order to pay for all the goodies. Looks like we're already there. 

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Bend over Boehner, here it comes

House Speaker John Boehner got screwed again by Obama and the democrat media. Fearful of the wrath of the media and Obama blaming him in the inauguration, Boehner will likely sign on to a Senate deal in which Obama gets $620billion in tax hikes and promises to cut $15billion from the budget. For those of you who went to dreadful public schools, that's a 41:1 ration of hikes to cuts....and the cuts haven't materialized yet.

Like Reagan and Bush before him, the democrats promise to make huge budget cuts tomorrow if the gullible republicans agree to tax hikes today, yet somehow the budget cuts never happen. Way to stick to your conservative principles GOP.