Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Burn the Constitution


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer writes for the court in a ruling released yesterday that previous Supreme Court decisions uphold worker retaliation protection.




EDITORIAL: Save the Koran, burn the Constitution

Justice Breyer sacrifices the First Amendment to placate Islam

Washington Times

You can't burn a Koran in a crowded theater, and Supreme CourtJustice Stephen Breyer suggests that to placate foreign extremists, Koran burning might be banned everywhere else in America too.

In an interview aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America,"Justice Breyer, who is on tour promoting his new book, averred that in the Internet age, speech traditionally protected by the First Amendment may have to be weighed against its global impact. George Stephanopoulos asked the justice about the canceled Sept. 11 Koran burning proposed by Pastor Terry Jones, and whether the fact that people riot in Afghanistan over what happens in the United States poses a challenge to the First Amendment or could "change the nature of what we can allow and protect."

Justice Breyer's largely rhetorical answer invoked the late Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. "Holmes said [free speech] doesn't mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater," Justice Breyer said. "Well, what is it? Why? Because people will be trampled to death. And what is the crowded theater today? What is the being trampled to death?" The implication, which Mr. Stephanopoulos reinforced, was that today the crowded theater is the entire world, and any speech that foments violence by anyone for any reason could fall outside First Amendment protections.

The analogy is extremely poor. Shouting fire in a crowded theater doesn't incite an angry riot but a chaotic every-person-for-themselves scramble for safety. The potential danger is understood by everyone present, all of whom are threatened. The darkness of the theater, the confined and ungainly space and the likelihood of the quick spread of fire make quick action imperative. In only one context does shouting fire in a crowded theater make sense: when there actually is a fire.

Holmes' "clear and present danger" test doesn't apply to Koran burning because there is no imminent danger. The world is not a small, dark, crowded room with few exits. Safely burning a Koran does not physically threaten anyone, not even those who think the book reflects the word of God. There is no need for immediate action. There is no potential for the same type of close-quarters chaos. The violence that may arise in response to it is calculated and directed, and such a riot is as much political theater as the Koran burning itself.

It's troubling that a member of the Supreme Court would imply that anything that happens abroad in response to the exercise of free speech in this country should somehow inform the high court in assessing the boundaries of the First Amendment. This is symptomatic of creeping internationalism in the thinking of some justices. In this case, though, the suggestion is not simply to follow the lead of foreign courts, but to take into consideration the violent actions of foreign radicals when weighing American freedoms. Justice Breyer seems open to such a balancing test, in which acts should be banned if they offend a small minority of anti-American extremists who respond with irrational violence.

By this thinking, the best opposition response to any provocative speech is to protest violently. If a rent-a-mob riot in Afghanistan can cause a member of the Supreme Court to begin to question the value of First Amendment protections, the message to opponents of free speech is to ramp up the fighting. Make danger both clear and present.

Justice Breyer hedged that constitutional protection for Muslim books to pander to the sensitivities of radical Islamists abroad is not a foregone conclusion. "It will be answered over time in a series of cases which force people to think carefully," he said. "The judges sit back and think." Clearly on this question, Justice Breyer needs to follow his own counsel.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Remember when America was on America's side?



It will be again. Despite the best efforts of its enemies, this country isn't finished yet.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How was your Summer?







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugp5g-Ttd5Q&feature=player_embedded

How was your Summer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugp5g-Ttd5Q&feature=player_embedded

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Go Visit my riding buddy


Chessie Cat has been getting some great miles in this summer go catch a few rides before fall wet weather shows up.

You will love her pics!!





http://chessiestales.blogspot.com/2010/08/three-state-ride-tn-va-and-ky-its.html

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Religion of Peace




Bloomberg On Ground Zero Mosque During Ramadan Dinner :

Opponents are “un-American”

Monday, August 9, 2010

Stop the BigGovJobs bill



http://michellemalkin.com/



By Michelle Malkin • August 9, 2010 02:05 AM

The Democrats call their $26 billion, Big Labor/bankrupt states’ bailout legislation the “EduJobs” bill.

Let’s inject some truth in advertising.

The “EduJobs” bill is nothing but a BigGovJobs bill — a massive election season pay-off to Democrat special interests. With your money.

I noted last week that Nancy Pelosi is summoning her minions back to Washington for a special session to rush the Senate-approved legislation into President Obama’s hands (the House had approved an earlier version of the bill). As with so many other political wealth redistribution schemes peddled by the ruling majority and championed by the White House, this one comes wrapped in endless, specific-seeming promises of salvation (it will save “3,000″ in Washington state, “5,000 slots” in Illinois, and “4,200″ in Michigan).

But like porkulus math, BigGovJobs math ain’t all it’s cracked up to be:

“This is potentially great news, because in these economic times we can use some bridge to get us through,” said Lisa Freiburger, chief of operations for Grand Rapids Public Schools. “But we also have some huge questions.”

The bill cleared the Senate on a 61-39 vote, and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated she plans to call representatives back from their August break to vote on the bill, which President Obama is expected to sign.

According to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, Michigan’s $318 million allotment would be the seventh-highest, behind Texas, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Georgia.

The money could be used to cover an estimated 4,200 jobs.

Some of the money comes from other school programs, with $50 million cut from an adolescent literacy program, nearly $11 million from a teacher technology plan and $82 million from a student financial aid administration plan.
But school officials said they have no idea what strings would be attached to the money, whether the state legislature would approve the cash as part of a special supplemental budget, how long the money would last, and how they would pay for stop-gap measures while waiting for the taxpayer funds to flow.

Officials in Maine know it’s all just another empty game of kick the can:


…will Maine’s $39 million share from the education jobs package actually restore lost teacher jobs?

First, there’s the bureaucracy to deal with.

“It would clearly take some months for us to pull it together,” Maine Department of Education spokesman David Connerty-Marin told me when I first asked him about the education jobs package two weeks ago.

That’s because, if the money is handled at all like economic stimulus funds, states will have to apply for their share, the feds will have to approve it and state education officials will have to figure out how to distribute it.

Second, school districts might be skeptical about another federal handout.

After all, they’re already dealing with the reality that their share of economic stimulus money will dry up after the upcoming school year.

“That’s the cliff that people are talking about,” Augusta schools Superintendent Cornelia Brown told me two weeks ago.

The education jobs package is likely another pool of one-time money.

So, if districts return positions to their payrolls in September and the revenue outlook doesn’t improve substantially for the 2011-12 school year, the cliff might be that much steeper during upcoming school budget season.
Who really benefits? You guessed it:

…Kyle Olson of the Education Action Group argues the bill is payback to unions that have supported congressional campaigns.

The Muskegon-based union watchdog estimates the NEA would get about $36 million in dues from the bill, and the American Federation of Teachers would realize about $14 million.

“It’s not about student achievement. It’s about protecting the adults,” he said. “Public schools have a spending problem, not a funding problem. Pelosi and her regime are perpetuating the problem at a time America literally can’t afford it.”
Mark Tapscott notes that the tax-dollar dependent National Education Association is hard at work….pushing its dues-paying members to lobby Washington to pass BigGovJobs.

Mike Antonucci at Hot Air reports that while the Dems push the teachers’ union bailout, school districts across the country are rehiring laid-off teachers without having to reach into other people’s pockets.

The hurried House vote on this latest Pass It Now/Read It Later bailout is expected Tuesday.

Help stop the BigGovJobs political protection plan:

Protests are planned in at least a dozen states, and Tea Party activists are set to show up at Congressional offices Saturday through Monday, according to conservative activists familiar with their plans.

Demonstrations will occur at the offices of Democrats’ facing tough re-election races, including Reps. Betsy Markey (Colo.), Dina Titus (Nev.), Martin Heinrich (N.M.), Earl Pomeroy (N.D.), John Spratt (S.C.) and Rick Boucher (Va.), according to a planning paper circulating among conservative groups.
Phone numbers for those vulnerable Dems:

Betsy Markey (202) 225-4676
Titus (202) 225-3252
Heinrich (202) 225-6316
Pomeroy (202) 225-2611
Spratt (202) 225-5501
Boucher (202) 225-3861

Friday, July 30, 2010

Voting by felons

As noted yesterday, the Obama/Holder Justice Department has been suppressing the votes of our men and women in uniform. But before you judge our liberal rulers too harshly, keep in mind that they make up for it by encouraging voting by felons:

The Justice Department is so unenthusiastic about military voting that its website still lists the old requirement for a shorter 30-day military voting window, rather than the current law mandating 45 days. On the other hand, the Justice Department has no legislative mandate whatsoever to involve itself with helping felons to vote, but its website devotes a large section — 2,314 words — to advising felons how to regain voting privileges.
Here we have American politics in a nutshell. There is the party that honors patriots who lay their lives on the line for our freedom, and there is the party that honors lowlife criminal scum as eats away at that freedom like some horrific form of gangrene.

Who do you respect more, a soldier or a felon? Answer that and you know how to vote.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Temporary Marriage

(Marriage is among the traditions of the Prophet Mohammad)

In order to elevate the spiritual atmosphere, create proper psychological conditions and tranquility of mind, the Province of the Quds'eh-Razavi of Khorassan has created centers for temporary marriage (just next door to the shrine) for those brothers who are on pilgrimage to the shrine of our eighth Imam, Imam Reza, and who are far away from their spouses.

To that end, we call on all our sisters who are virgins, who are between the ages of 12 and 35 to cooperate with us. Each of our sisters who signs up will be bound by a two year contract with the province of the Quds'eh-Razavi of Khorassan and will be required to spend at least 25 days of each month temporarily married to those brothers who are on pilgrimage. The period of the contract will be considered as a part of the employment experience of the applicant. The period of each temporary marriage can be anywhere between 5 hours to 10 days. The prices are as follows:

•5 hour temporary marriage - 50,000 Tomans ($50 US)
•One day temporary marriage - 75,000 Tomans ($75 US)
•Two day temporary marriage - 100,000 Tomans ($100 US)
•Three day temporary marriage - 150,000 Tomans ($150 US)
•Between 4 and 10 day temporary marriage - 300,000 Tomans ($300 US)
Our sisters who are virgins will receive a bonus of 100,000 Tomans ($100 US) for the removal of their hymen.

After the expiration of the two year contract, should our sisters still be under 35 years of age and should they be so inclined, they can be added to the waiting list of those who are seeking long-term temporary marriage. The employed sisters are obligated to donate 5% of their earnings to the Shrine of Imam Reza. We ask that all the sisters who are interested in applying, to furnish two full-length photographs (fully hijabed and properly veiled), their academic diplomas, proof of their virginity and a certificate of good physical and psychological health which they can obtain through the health and human services of the township of their residence. Please forward all compiled material and send to the below address by the 31st of the month of Ordibehesht, 1389 (May 21st, 2010).

So dad or some significant male guardian should consent in writing for 12 and 13 year old applicants. How quaint.

Your religion of piece.

Yes... piece... these women are pieces...

And western feminists are mum.

Why might that be? Well, I'm sure that after these temporary marriages are dissolved, there will likely be the need for abortions.

That must be it.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Free Liver for Wife Killer

Having a new liver installed can be costly for the rest of us, but all a confessed murderer had to do was destroy his old one by gobbling rat poison. Taxpayers fixed him up with a new liver free of charge, with no waiting:

A confessed Bronx wife-killer who destroyed his liver in a half-cocked suicide attempt blew past nearly 2,000 New Yorkers on the state's transplant list to get a new organ, The Post has learned.
"It's an outrage — a complete waste on a man who obviously had no regard for life," said a friend of Jordania Sarita, 36, who cops say was stabbed to death by husband Johnny Concepcion on July 5. …
Sarita's mother, Maria, told The Post: "There are people that wait years for a liver transplant. There are children on the waiting lists, people who work hard."


Working hard is not how you get ahead in a world run by moonbats. Guess who will be getting priority after the federal government has finished consolidating total control of the healthcare system? The answer: not you.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sickening Hypocrisy


http://hotair.com/



Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.

Isabel - Kerry’s luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop with an Edwardian-style, glossy varnished teak interior, two VIP main cabins and a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage - was designed by Rhode Island boat designer Ted Fontaine.

But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern.

Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven - like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau - for tax-skirting luxury yacht owners?

Cash-strapped Massachusetts still collects a 6.25 percent sales tax and an annual excise tax on yachts. Sources say Isabel sold for something in the neighborhood of $7 million, meaning Kerry saved approximately $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.
We have unemployment at 10%, new legislation costing trillions shoved down out throats every week, an economic forecast as bleak as can be and then an architect of that mess is skipping town to avoid paying taxes he forces on everyone else. Mind-numbing hypocrisy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

73,000 Blogs Shut Down by Whom and Why?

Obamunism is getting scary for those of us who rely on the Internet for information. After 73,000 blogs were closed down by Big Government, supposedly for copyright violations, we learn that the actual reason for the shutdown is unknown, as is the identity of the government agency imposing it.

Blogetery.com, a little-known WordPress platform used by more than 70,000 blogs, was shut down by its Web hosting company more than a week ago and nobody seems willing to say why or who is responsible.

BurstNet, the Web-hosting company, informed Blogetery's operator that service was terminated at the request of some law enforcement agency but wouldn't say which one. As for the reason, BurstNet hasn't made that clear either. In an e-mail to Blogetery's operator, BurstNet managers did say that they had little choice but to terminate service.


You Might be NEXT

This pisses me OFF


Stealing Valor is Free Speech?

Thanks Blonde
http://mobyrebuttal.blogspot.com/

I cant seem to make the htmls work copy paste if it pisses you off too.


"...A law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech, a federal judge ruled Friday as he dismissed a case against a Colorado man who claimed he received two military medals.

Rick Glen Strandlof claimed he was an ex-Marine who was wounded in Iraq and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star, but the military had no record he ever served. He was charged with violating the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime punishable by up to a year in jail to falsely claim to have won a military medal.

U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn dismissed the case and said the law is unconstitutional, ruling the government did not show it has a compelling reason to restrict that type of statement..." (source)

This is a REALLY hard one for me. You know I'm as pro-service member and veteran as a civilian can be, BUT... I vacillate here. As despicable as it is to lie about serving your country (or to hold signs that say "God hates Fags" outside of a funeral), are we going to legislate all lying and uncomfortable speech or just some? Is Stolen Valor going to apply to the guy who uses the false information on a resume or the guy trying to get laid when he's out of town?

The emotional side of me wants lying about service to be illegal



(especially when I read the stories of the guys throwing themselves on grenades to save their 'brothers'),

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-09-19-Grenade_N.htm

but the logical side begrudgingly agrees with the judge...we have to embrace free speech --even when it sucks. Right?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Felons Vote for Democrats



Minnesota should be really Proud






That was the part of the article about Al Franken's ill-gained Senate seat that jumped out at me. Not that I'm particularly surprised, but it's nice to have in writing for when someone like rbb asks for written proof of what everyone already knows...

"...341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.



The final recount vote in the race, determined six months after Election Day, showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes -- fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted, according to Minnesota Majority's newly released study, which matched publicly available conviction lists with voting records..." (source)

I was going to point out that I wouldn't even want the win if it was convicted felons that had rallied behind me and put me over the top...but then again, Democrats are probably against the no voting restriction places on rapists, murderers and pedophiles...because who are we to tell someone that raped a child that he can't have a say in our Democracy...

And, what no one is saying about this story is --what happens from here? This was no insignificant election. Stuart Smalley was the 60th vote that got Obama care through. Does this throw that into limbo? Does the State do an investigation or does a comedian get to keep his illegitimate seat?



Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Freedom

One Dead, One Injured, 17 Million Bees Buzz Off

Rescue crews were using fire hoses to douse an angry swarm of bees after a fatal crash that involved a semitrailer carrying about 17 million of the insects.

Authorities say a truck hauling 7,000 bee hives was involved in the four-vehicle crash Monday on Interstate 35 near Lakeville, about 35 miles south of Minneapolis.

Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske says one person died and another person was airlifted to a hospital.

The hives housed roughly 17 million bees and were bound for Bauer Honey in northwestern Minnesota.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Typical Lib

At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.

“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”

There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

The deferments allowed Mr. Blumenthal to complete his studies at Harvard; pursue a graduate fellowship in England; serve as a special assistant to The Washington Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham; and ultimately take a job in the Nixon White House.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Healthcare Bill

A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire Healthcare Bill - now voted into law. Read his stunning conclusions.

Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009 I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn't stop there though.

The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly ....website he has

Retired Attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton, Texas

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Big Gov.

In Once-Great Britain, those who want to comply with onerous waste recycling rules must use up to nine separate bags and bins, or face fines for non-compliance.

The containers include a silver slopbucket for food waste, which is then tipped in to a larger, green outdoor food bin, a pink bag for plastic bottles, a green bag for cardboard, and a white bag for clothing and textiles.

Paper and magazines go in blue bags, garden waste in a wheelie bin with a brown lid, while glass, foil, tins and empty aerosols should go in a blue box, with a grey wheelie bin for non-recyclable waste."

Also, the trash is collected less frequently. Higher costs, worse service, all mandatory; progressive governance at work.

San Francisco Values Revisited

The City of San Francisco is barring its employees from traveling to Arizona because the thought that the state would compel illegal aliens to conform themselves to laws duly enacted by the people's legislature horrified their sense of propriety.

Whereas San Francisco progressives view themselves as the epitome of moral values and civic virtues and feel that their self-righteousness entitles them to impose their values nationwide.


Let's have a quick recap of what those San Francisco values actually are, shall we?

Shielding Illegal Immigrant Drug Dealers from Prosecution

Shielding Illegal Aliens Who Slaughter American Families from Prosecution

Allowing Illegal Aliens to Drive Without Licenses

Banning Military Recruiters from high schools

Banning Junior ROTC from High Schools

Banning citizens from owning guns for self-defense

Using taxpayer dollars to pay for sex changes

Banning the Navy's Blue Angels from performing

Voting on a proposal to rename a sewage plant for George W. Bush

Lesbian schoolteachers taking their classes to their weddings for field trips

Dressing Toddlers in S&M Outfits and Parading Them at a Public Sex Orgy

Providing Taxpayer Funding to Support an Open Air Sex Orgy

Mayor Bangs His Aide's Wife and Admits to a Substance Abuse Problem; Re-Elected Easily

Evicting a Business Owner Because Enron Paid for the 9-11 Attacks (Really)

Code Pink

We should all bow down before such awesome moral superiority, shouldn't we?


by Gregory of Yardale

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Ever Classy Progressive Left Hopes Sarah Palin Chokes




Good thing it's a "hate-free zone," otherwise I guess they'd be hoping she and her daughters were ripped apart by wild dogs and then sasquatch peed on their remains. Or is wishing violence on someone not hateful when that someone is Sarah Palin?

One more thing about that picture of anti-Palin protesters, where are the black faces?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Why one should vote Democrat

10. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

9. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

8. I voted Democrat because Freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

7. I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

6. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.

5. I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies through abortion so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

4. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.

3. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the democrats see fit.

2. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

1. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my ass it's unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Here is the way I see it

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation... and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hate?


The governor’s office said Monday that Allee Bautsch suffered a broken leg and her boyfriend suffered a concussion and fractured nose and jaw in the alleged incident.



The DNC wants you to know; it's okay to hate Sarah Palin and anyone who supports her.




Two Republicans in New Orleans for the Southern Republican Leadership Congress reportedly received severe beatings, quite likely from anarchists outraged that they were wearing Sarah Palin pins.

Will Tina Fey, Keith Olbermann and the Dramacrat Leadership that has deliberately targeted Sarah Palin in their fundraising take responsibility for the violence they have instigated? I mean, progressives have to be aware that the constant attacks and vitriol directed against Sarah Palin (e.g. the wolf-slaughtering, religious hypocrite, quitter with the slut daughter who took advantage of that sweetheart Levi Johnston) could result in some members of their team engaging in violence?

NO:

• New taxes
• Single payer health care
• Expansion of government entitlements
• Government waste
• Preferential treatment for unions
• Legislation based on disputed science
• Back room deals
• Political correctness taken preference to safety
• Acquiescing that we don't need to be the best
• Punishing Americans that have succeeded
• Smothering small businesses in favor of the unions
• Appointing self-loathing Americans to the Administration
• Sin taxes
• Stepping on States' rights
• Changing our country without our consent!

I say we embrace their talking point...please add to what we are prepared to say NO to...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I hope he didn’t break a nail…

Obama was booed when he was announced, booed again when he put on a Chicago White Sox hat (I am sure it was the hat and I can’t blame him for supporting his team), and he was booed when he threw the pitch. He certainly deserved the boos for the pitch. It looked like a basketball pass.

The way he throws it might be better if they start having him throw out the first pitch at slow pitch softball games. At least in that game the ball is supposed to have an arc on it.

I hope he didn’t break a nail…


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Code Pinkos Shut Down Karl Rove Book Signing

Remember all the times Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Barbara Boxer got shouted down by obnoxious right-wingers while attempting to conduct their book tours?

Niether do I...





Free speech for me but not for thee.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why most Rapist are Dems

* Dems reject amendment to ban Viagra for sex offenders *


Democrats killed an amendment by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn to prevent the newly created insurance exchanges from using federal money to cover Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs for rapists, pedophiles and other sex offenders. The amendment failed 57-42

"The vast majority of Americans don't want their taxpayer dollars paying for this kind of drug for those kind of people," Coburn said.

Democratic Sen. Max Baucus urged his colleagues to defeat the amendment.

"This is a serious bill. This is a serious debate. The amendment offered by the senator from Oklahoma makes a mockery of the Senate, the debate and the American people. It is not a serious amendment. It is a crass political stunt aimed at making 30-second commercials, not public policy," he said.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kill the Bill

Keep Trying to Call If It's Busy (That's the Point!)
• Dial: 877-762-8762 or 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Health Care




3000% decrease ?

That means a Company would get about $120,000.00 back for providing you health care.






Monday, March 15, 2010

Keep Calling

Let me get this straight. We're going to be gifted with a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.

What the hell could possibly go wrong?


Washington Office
The Honorable Shelley Berkley
U.S. House of Representatives
405 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4708
Phone:(202) 225-5965
Fax: (202) 225-3119
Toll free: (877) 409-2488

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Still Alive










Keep calling your Congress and Senate

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Acorn

James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles exposed ACORN offices across the nation as corrupt, willing facilitators of child trafficking and prostitution. The bad news: justice was not served in the Brooklyn ACORN case.





Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal advice on how to hide money.

"On Sept. 15, 2009, my office began an investigation into possible criminality on the part of three ACORN employees," Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said in a one-paragraph statement issued Monday afternoon. "That investigation is now concluded and no criminality has been found."



I figure if
Anonymous said...
liked the last one
... he/she will love this one.


ACORN owns President Obama, we already knew that. Just how many corrupt prosecutors and judges do they also own, who will similarly drop charges and dismiss cases that threaten ACORN in other jurisdictions?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Alive








An Old Army bud






Monday, February 22, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Peeling Potates


OK There is a basket with 10 lbs of potatoes. I normally get a mix of medium Reds and the Yukon Gold’s. The test said Idaho’s so here we go.



I washed 9 mid sized, and put the score around the middle of them and started the boil. I set the clock for 15 minutes after the boil started.















Then I scooped 1 out at a time and as you can see in the picture the skin slid right off. A couple of them were a little cantankerous. If I had a hard time or it took more than a few seconds to get the skin off I just put that one back in the ice for a few seconds and then the skin came off.






It seems you only have a few seconds to get the skin off after it comes out of the ice bath. But if you put it back in the bath for a few seconds it works.



15 minutes for those potatoes was not quite enough for a full cook, like a backed potato or what you would make mashed potato out of.












All in all it worked pretty well. I will do it with Reds and Yukon Gold’s next time.

We need Govt takeover of Health Care?

As recently published by Investor Business Daily, a survey by the U.N. International Health Organization has reported:

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis: U.S. 65 percent, Eng-land 46 percent, Canada 42 percent.

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months: U.S. 93 percent, England 15 percent, Canada 43 percent.

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months: U.S. 90 percent, England 15 percent, Canada 43 percent.

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month: U.S. 77 percent, England 40 percent, Canada 43 percent.

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people: U.S. 71, England 14, Canada 18.

Percentage of seniors (65 and older) with low income who say they are in “excellent health”: U.S. 12 percent, England 2 percent, Canada 6 percent.
The initial conclusion from this report is that the U.S. has the best health care in the world.

Well, duh.!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Global What?

Now here is a good one!!


"An Arab ambassador called for an instant divorce after discovering his veil-wearing fiancée had a beard and was cross-eyed, it emerged today.

The would-be bride had hidden her face behind a Muslim niqab throughout their short courtship, meaning the diplomat had no idea what she looked like.

But as soon as the marriage was contract was signed in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, he tried to kiss her, before coming face-to-face with her hairy face and strange squint.


‘He was absolutely horrified,’ said a wedding guest.

‘The bride [a physician] had a nice personality, but there was a good reason why she was hiding her looks behind a veil..."

Read it all here

There is no way a divorce should be granted...this is your culture, deal with it. You treat your women like dogs so why shouldn't they look like one...

Peeling boiled potatoes really neat!

If you take the time to watch this, you will not only be glad you did, but you will forward this to all your daughters, sisters, moms, etc...To all who love making scalloped potatoes from scratch and potato salad but hate peeling the boiled potatoes, here is the solution for easy peeling. This will BLOW your mind.. Well, we do learn something new every day.



I wish I had known about this thirty years ago. Peeling the cooked potato was the least desirable part in making a potato salad. Enjoy.



New Peeler

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Global Warming









Government Blows $50 Million on Virgin Islands Beach

Where do the $trillions stolen from our future go? William La Jeunesse has tracked down $50 million to the Castle Nugent National Historic Park:

It's in the U.S. Virgin Islands, about a thousand miles from Miami and an expensive jet ride to get there.

Two weeks ago, on a near party line vote, a huge Democratic majority in the House agreed to spend $50 million to buy the former cotton plantation on the island of St. Croix.



The National Park Service hadn't even completed their study of the purchase before our Democrat rulers decided they just had to have it. Not even the high-living Dems can beat 3,000 acres of beachfront property as a vacation haven. Plus, it's far enough away that they won't have to worry about encountering any of their unwashed constituents, many of whom aren't smelling any better since being crowded into unemployment by the explosive expansion of Big Government.

Meanwhile, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT):
Currently the National Park Service has an estimated $9 billion in backlog maintenance on existing parks.




Future generations are going to have quite a job climbing out of the hole this extravagant spending is digging.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

'Total Whitewash'

Penn State Probe into Mann's Wrongdoing a 'Total Whitewash'

The lies, the misrepresentations, the Nobel Peace Prizes, and the billions of dollars spent will soon be reminders of a hoax perpetrated on the world by a bunch of snake oil salesmen who only wanted to make a buck.

Al Gore and his followers beat the drum for man-made global warming and often claimed that the science was settled but it is more unsettled than ever now that the movement has been exposed. It is a hoax. It is a lie. It is not true.


Global Warming




So the foxes investigated another fox and found him not guilty of raiding the henhouse.

In other news water is still wet and the sun still comes up in the east.



The fabric had a loose thread and someone pulled at it. Suddenly the entire thing started coming apart.

Miss Me Yet?

Miss Me Yet?’: Mystery Surrounds Who Paid for George Bush Billboard



There is a billboard along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., with a huge photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?"

Obama tripled the national deficit in one year and nearly doubled the unemployment number compared to the previous administration’s average, a mysterious George W. Bush billboard popped up in Minnesota off of Interstate 35

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Brighten your day

SMART ASS ANSWER #6

It was mealtime during an airline flight.
'Would you like dinner?', the flight attendant asked John, seated in front.
'What are my choices?' John asked.
'Yes or no,' she replied.



SMART ASS ANSWER #5

A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets. As a man approached,
she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.
Without missing a beat, she said, 'Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub.'



SMART ASS ANSWER #4

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store but she couldn't find
one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, ' Do these turkeys get any bigger?'
The stock boy replied, 'No ma'am, they're dead...'



SMART ASS ANSWER #3

The police officer got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding
rolled down his window. 'I've been waiting for you all day,' the officer said.
The kid replied, 'Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could.'
When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.



SMART ASS ANSWER #2

A truck driver was driving along on the freeway and noticed a sign that read:
Low Bridge Ahead. Before he knows it, the bridge is right in front of him and
his truck gets wedged under it. Cars are backed up for miles.
Finally a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks to the
truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, 'Got stuck, huh?'
The truck driver says, 'No, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas.'



SMART ASS ANSWER OF THE YEAR 2009!!

A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow's final exam. 'Now class,
I won't tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider
a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate
family, but that's it, no other excuses whatsoever!'
A smart-ass student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, 'What would
you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?'
The entire class is reduced to laughter and snickering. When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, 'Well, I guess you'd have to write the exam with your other hand.'



A BONUS EXTRA

A woman is standing nude looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy
with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat
and ugly... I really need you to pay me a compliment.'
The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'

Friday, January 29, 2010

300,000 = 5

The 2010 March for Life in DC provides a lesson in what passes for journalism among the progressive establishment:





Thine Eyes

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gun Control !!



Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World

Thought for the day?

Birds



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

You probably thought this was about YOU



Obama's Jobs Speech Last Week In Ohio~ He Refers To Himself 132 Times In ONE Speech!

"taxpayers" - 2; "Tax Cuts" - 2; "Small Business" - 8.


It seems he needs a little help when he talks to 6th graders too...

Did get a little attention...



He Needed 2 teleprompters for his "Middle Class Task Force" conference with 20 folks.






It seems he can't say too much without the help of a teleprompter.

Monday, January 25, 2010

A shame

It is a real shame when the president of the United States needs 2 teleprompters to chat with some 6th Graders...




Headline News Around the World...

"Pitiful: Obama Needs TelePrompter to Talk to Schoolkids"


Probably will not see it in USA News

A tad long

A good reminder where he came from.

Maybe it helps answer the Lawyer thing for the Christmas Terrorist.

A Thought for Monday

Figure this one out all by yourself LOL











As you can clearly see my Guard Cat is doing his best to care for my bear and Mouse.

The Mouse was in the chair about where his but is now. He carefully moved the mouse to make room for him. He has not been in that chair for several months. When my sister came to visit I moved them to my office, and the Guard Cat has not been in the chair since.














I needed to give some blood for a test this morning here are a couple pics on the way...


Looking West






And this one looking Direct South





A bit Fuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy but I was driving

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Thoughts





















"I take exception to saying that Bernanke, Obama, Reid and Pelosi are
spending like drunken sailors.
When I was a drunken sailor, I quit spending when I ran out of money." -
Sen. John McCain









Three Reported Missing After Animal Rights Activists Take "War on Leather" to Motorcycle Gang Rally.









Johnstown, PA (BNSE): Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers "duct taped inside several fast food restaurant dumpsters," according to police officials.

"Something just went wrong," said a still visibly shaken organizer of the protest. "Something just went horribly, horribly, wrong."

The organizer said a group of concerned animal rights activist groups, "growing tired of throwing fake blood and shouting profanities at older women wearing leather or fur coats," decided to protest the annual motorcycle club event "in a hope to show them our outrage at their wanton use of leather in their clothing and motor bike seats." "In fact," said the organizer. "Motorcycle gangs are one of the biggest abusers of wearing leather, and we decided it was high time that we let them know that we disagree with them using it... Ergo, they should stop."

According to witnesses, protesters arrived at the event in a vintage 1960's era Volkswagen van and began to pelt the gang members with balloons filled with red colored water, simulating blood, and shouting "you're murderers" to passers by. This, evidently, is when the brouhaha began.

"They peed on me!!!" charged one activist. "They grabbed me, said I looked like I was French, started calling me 'La Trene', and duct taped me to a tree so they could pee on me all day!"

"I... I was trying to show my outrage at a man with a heavy leather jacket. And, he... he didn't even care. I called him a murderer, and all he said was, 'You can't prove that.' Next thing I know is he forced me to ride on the back of his motorcycle all day, and not left me off, because his girl friend was out of town and I was almost a woman."

Still others claimed they were forced to eat hamburgers and hot dogs under duress. Those who resisted were allegedly held down while several bikers "farted on their heads."

Police officials declined comments on any leads or arrests due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, however, organizers for the motorcycle club rally expressed "surprise" at the allegations.

"That's preposterous," said on high ranking member of the biker organizing committee. "We were having a party, and these people showed up and were very rude to us. They threw things at us, called us names, and tried to ruin the entire event. So, what did we do? We invited them to the party! What could be more friendly than that? You know, just because we are all members of motorcycle clubs does not mean we do not care about inclusiveness. Personally, I think it shows a lack of character for them to be saying such nasty things about us after we bent over backwards to make them feel welcome."

When confronted with the allegations of force feeding the activists meat, using them as ad hoc latrines, leaving them incapacitated in fast food restaurant dumpsters, and 'farting on their heads,' the organizer declined to comment in detail. "That's just our secret handshake," assured the organizer.



Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tear Jerker





The liberals are asking us to

give Obama time. ...



We agree... and think 25 to life would be appropriate.
**********************

America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
**********************

Q: Have you heard about McDonald's new Obama Value Meal?



A: Order anything you like... and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
**********************

Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?



A: A fund raiser.
**********************

Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?



A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society.
The other is for housing prisoners.
**********************

If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and It started to sink, who would be saved? ...



America !
**********************

If Nancy Pelosi has her face lifted one more time she'll have a beard!
**********************

Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?



A: Bo has papers.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ooooops





And just a reminder how the House spends YOUR Money





Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Just Like Old Times... MLK Day




Obama Makes It to Church Today - Pastor Bashes Bush and GOP