Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Medieval End of Life Counseling


Woman Comes to Life While Being Prepared for Burial...then 'Dies' Again.



You'll be living like this if the "greens" have their way.

Shhhhh. Ixnay on the anelpay.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ital Birdie


WTF? Exactly.


CIA gives WikiLeaks taskforce naughty name

The CIA has launched a taskforce to assess the impact of 250,000 leaked US diplomatic cables. Its name? WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF for short."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Elly May Clampett?




I love this video. Unfortunately, Peach passed away recently.




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Saw the Lunar Eclipse This Morning


It's interesting. I can't get really worked up about it though. There are some pictures at this link.

Maybe if I had another a bag of dried hot peppers and peanuts while watching it?

I Don't Know What These Are Called


But I want more. They are not as hot as you would think, but they sure are delicious. Thank you, Toshiro!


Friday, December 17, 2010

There is Nothing to Debate


Guns, in the hands of good guys, save lives and put down evil.

CNN Uses Fla. Shooting to Debate Gun Control

It seems to me it would have ended a lot sooner if some or all of the school board were carrying concealed. Not to mention had the woman had a gun in her purse she would not have ended up lying under him at his mercy. Thank God it seems the guy did not really have it in him to kill in cold blood.

The Opposite of Love is Not Hate, It's Indifference


Two Californias by Victor Davis Hanson

California coastal elites may worry about the oxygen content of water available to a three-inch smelt in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, but they seem to have no interest in the epidemic dumping of trash, furniture, and often toxic substances throughout California’s rural hinterland. Yesterday, for example, I rode my bike by a stopped van just as the occupants tossed seven plastic bags of raw refuse onto the side of the road. I rode up near their bumper and said in my broken Spanish not to throw garbage onto the public road. But there were three of them, and one of me. So I was lucky to be sworn at only. I note in passing that I would not drive into Mexico and, as a guest, dare to pull over and throw seven bags of trash into the environment of my host.

Do diversity concerns, as in lack of diversity, work both ways? Over a hundred-mile stretch, when I stopped in San Joaquin for a bottled water, or drove through Orange Cove, or got gas in Parlier, or went to a corner market in southwestern Selma, my home town, I was the only non-Hispanic — there were no Asians, no blacks, no other whites. We may speak of the richness of "diversity," but those who cherish that ideal simply have no idea that there are now countless inland communities that have become near-apartheid societies, where Spanish is the first language, the schools are not at all diverse, and the federal and state governments are either the main employers or at least the chief sources of income — whether through emergency rooms, rural health clinics, public schools, or social-service offices. An observer from Mars might conclude that our elites and masses have given up on the ideal of integration and assimilation, perhaps in the wake of the arrival of 11 to 15 million illegal aliens.

In my home town, Mexican flag decals on car windows are far more common than their American counterparts.

I note this because hundreds of students here illegally are now terrified of being deported to Mexico. I can understand that, given the chaos in Mexico and their own long residency in the United States. But here is what still confuses me: If one were to consider the classes that deal with Mexico at the university, or the visible displays of national chauvinism, then one might conclude that Mexico is a far more attractive and moral place than the United States.

So there is a surreal nature to these protests: something like, "Please do not send me back to the culture I nostalgically praise; please let me stay in the culture that I ignore or deprecate."

I think I know the answer to this paradox. Missing entirely in the above description is the attitude of the host, which by any historical standard can only be termed "indifferent." California does not care whether one broke the law to arrive here or continues to break it by staying. It asks nothing of the illegal immigrant — no proficiency in English, no acquaintance with American history and values, no proof of income, no record of education or skills. It does provide all the public assistance that it can afford (and more that it borrows for), and apparently waives enforcement of most of California's burdensome regulations and civic statutes that increasingly have plagued productive citizens to the point of driving them out. How odd that we overregulate those who are citizens and have capital to the point of banishing them from the state, but do not regulate those who are aliens and without capital to the point of encouraging millions more to follow in their footsteps. How odd — to paraphrase what Critias once said of ancient Sparta — that California is at once both the nation's most unfree and most free state, the most repressed and the wildest.
Liberalism is twisted.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hook, Line and Sinker


Fla. School Board Shooter’s Wife: My Husband Is 'Misunderstood'
In closing her remarks to the press, Duke's widow reiterated her husband's final statements, condemning the wealthy and urging middle class rebellion.
These people have bought hook, line and sinker into the wealth envy B.S. the liberals/progressives are selling. And to top it off, it is the progressives who are causing the redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the pockets of their wealthy progressive friends who keep getting them elected. What a scam! Soon we will see the rioting in America from people like this who have been lied to all their lives - K-12 + University. We live in an echo chamber of insanity. Break the hell out of it, people.


This is Where the Liberals/Progressives are Taking America




Pedal to the metal. We must stop them.

What a Great Idea!


Government May Shut Down Amid Standoff on Pork-Filled Spending Bill

I only wish they would make good on the threat.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A "Christian" Nation


Shining Light in Darkness

What do we mean when we say that America is a "Christian" nation? People hear these words and start backpedaling. "Oh, you can't impose your religious views on others," they say, and immediately tune us out. But what if we were to say that being a Christian nation is more about the foundational basis for law and action, and not the attempt to set up a theocracy where the state steps in and compels religious belief?

Being a Christian nation is more about the heart and character of the people having a foundational biblical basis, those attributes that build societies based on freedom and justice, those characteristics that build schools and hospitals.

This Contrail is from an Airplane



That's an awesome picture, isn't it?

Context

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Tower of Babel





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Some Things Are More Secret Than Others

Is Anything Secret Anymore?

It is instructive that Julian Assange, the face for WikiLeaks, has not hacked into and exposed the secret files of Russia, China, North Korea, or comparable nations that are unfriendly to American interests and policies.

The reason, simply stated, is that Assange knows we would be talking about him in the past tense if he had.
You know that is true. I'm still waiting for the Wikileaks on any records of Obama's past: school, medical, birth. Anything.
"If we want to keep our nation's secrets 'SECRET,' store them where President Obama stores his college transcripts and birth certificate."

--Gov. Mike Huckabee

Prove Him Wrong


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Getting to the Root of the Problem


Moral or Immoral Government by Walter E. Williams

Immorality in government lies at the heart of our nation's problems. Deficits, debt and runaway government are merely symptoms. What's moral and immoral conduct can be complicated, but needlessly so. I keep things simple and you tell me where I go wrong.

The Making of The Great American Snuff Film

CableGate's Grand Illusion

Governments around the world want you to believe something utterly fantastic. They want you to believe that the actions of Julian Assange pose a great danger to you and everyone else on the globe.

Hillary Clinton spoke for them all when she said that WikiLeaks disclosures are "not just an attack on America's foreign policy interests, [but] an attack on the international community: the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity."

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Assange's act is not an attack on the peoples of the world. Quite to the contrary, it is an attack on a very narrow group of people. It is an attack on the world's governing elites, because it shows them for what they truly are: liars, hypocrites, schemers, incompetents, egomaniacs, thieves, and murderers.

Please remember that these are the same people who cast themselves as the custodians of public good. These are the same characters who routinely position themselves as paragons of virtue and wisdom. These are the same leaders who demand people's obedience, allegiance, and money.

Assange let the cat out of the bag. This is a good thing. People's eyes need to be opened, because we trust our governments way too much. People should know what their leaders are made of. The WikiLeaks revelations will no doubt come as a shock to those who think that governments are populated by angelic and benevolent public servants who always act in the public interest. The sad state of the world today is to a great degree due to the fact that too many harbor this belief.

I am not at all defending Julian Assange, the guy is a dirt bag, but there is a lot more to this than meets the eye. The corruption in our government is like a cancer, it is literally killing the Republic. It's already got a stranglehold on the life blood of our country, the engine of our economy. We need to cut it out.



Glenn Beck goes into Julian Assange and Wikileaks in detail on Dec 7. Watch it at the link.

Top Ten Ways the Liberal View of Reality Resembles a Disney Movie

Disney movies are aimed at kids. They use children's sense of powerlessness as a key plot device.

Liberals have cultivated that same feeling of powerlessness to the point that it has become an entire narcissistic, victim-centric worldview.

In short, like children attracted to Disney movies, liberals have yet to grow up and accept responsibility for their own existences.

So, here are the ten top ways the liberal view of reality resembles a Disney movie:

10) Liberals' entire universe is divided into Good Guys and Bad Guys, Nice People and Mean People, Us. vs. Them.

9) Liberals are powerless; their puny little lives are controlled by big ugly mean monsters or corporations that don't care and want to hurt them.

8) Birds and animals and fish and trees can think and feel and talk.

7) Transportation can be effected with little or no fuel consumption, via vehicles such as broomsticks, magic carpets and pixie dust. Much like the cute little hybrids and electric cars liberals love.
The rest here.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Servants Who Would Be Masters

Understanding that the wisdom and power of the governed was derived from Christian faith, they set about diminishing that faith in order to make the governed the slaves of the governors. A government's options are distinctly limited if its citizens are religious, so religion must go. A nation made up of citizens with deep religious faith will never allow its government to plunder tomorrow to pay for today. Citizens with true faith in God will never offer their votes in exchange for assets forcibly seized from other fellow citizens. So those who wish to seek and retain political power over their fellow citizens must first attenuate the religious faith of their populations. In America this means that those in government who view themselves as masters (rather than servants) of the rest of us must do all they can to weaken Christianity.

Those of us who venerate freedom, be we Jewish or Christian, be we religious or secularized, have no option but to pray for the health of Christianity in America. No other group possesses both the faith and the numbers sufficient to hold back the ever enrcoaching, sometimes sinister, power of the state.


--Rabbi Daniel Lapin, America's Real War

Ol' Hickok45's Christmas Tree Farm


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Of Course He Loves Congress...


Defiant Rangel says he still loves Congress.

Where else can you do with impunity what would put most people in jail.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Undermining the Foundation


Why moral truce means the end of liberty
Will people who claim it is their right to murder helpless innocents, as a matter of individual welfare and convenience, have the moral will to question murderous government abuses when officials claim they are necessary for the welfare or security of the whole nation? Can people whose liberty depends on moral principles that limit government power carelessly legalize individual practices that contradict those principles? If they accept the violation of certain unalienable rights as lawful in their own conduct, won't this inevitably undermine their capacity to recognize and resist such violations when they occur in the conduct of government? Isn't this corruption of their will the main reason anti-American elites are promoting such licentiousness?

Denying Reality



Thursday, December 02, 2010

Borrowing From China to Pay Europe


European banks took big slice of Fed aid
Foreign banks were among the biggest beneficiaries of the $3,300bn in emergency credit provided by the Federal Reserve during the crisis, according to new data on the extraordinary efforts of the US authorities to save the global financial system.

"We're talking about huge sums of money going to bail out large foreign banks," said Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont. "Has the Federal Reserve of the United States become the central bank of the world?"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rio, a Truly Wonderful City for All Kinds of Crimes


Rio and the Old West

Criminals in Rio attack their victims trusting that the State has made its dirty work of disarming the population, guaranteeing in this way total insecurity for victims and total safety for murderers.

In the Old West, an outlaw had to think twice before attacking an innocent man, for him not to end with a bullet in the middle of his forehead.

In Rio, an outlaw doesn’t need to think, because only his victims end with a bullet in the middle of their forehead.

In the Wild West, hanging was a murderer’s sure destiny.

In Rio, death is the murderers’ victims’ destiny, and murderers may opt for hanging, tortures and any other sadism that they want to apply to their victims.

Between the Wild West and Rio, I would prefer the Old West. There at least I would be able to defend myself.

She Owns the Sun


Spanish woman claims to own the sun.

And she wants to charge you for using it.

RIP Leslie Nielsen







Saturday, November 27, 2010

{sarcasm}Didn't See That Coming{/sarcasm}

General Motors Co.'s recent stock offering was staged to start paying back the government for its $50 billion bailout, but one group made out much better than the taxpayers or other investors: the company's union.

Thanks to a generous share of GM stock obtained in the company's 2009 bankruptcy settlement, the United Auto Workers is well on its way to recouping the billions of dollars GM owed it — putting it far ahead of taxpayers who have recouped only about 30 percent of their investment and further still ahead of investors in the old GM who have received nothing.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Line in the Sand


From Stop Shouting: My Rebuttal to a Progressive who Admonished Me to Play Nice ....

Just read it.

Cleansed Hearts


Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Timothy 2:22).

Those with pure hearts are not sinless saints; they are not holier-than-thous who have never done anything wrong. They are not the kind of people who look down their noses at everyone else who gets into trouble. No, the word pure would be better translated "cleansed," past tense--those with a cleansed heart, those who have already known what it is to be where you are. They do not put you down; they encourage you. They say, "I know how you feel. I've been there too, but God picked me up. I know what it means to lay hold of His great, forgiving love." So one of the necessities of being used of God is that you keep company with those who are aiming in the same direction.

--Ray Stedman

Careful With That Snake


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Crisis of Their Own Making

Crises of Capitalism: Socialists Know Time for Fighting Revolution is Now

Because they deliberately brought the country to this point.




@ 3:56
"In order for the socialist movement to become a profound political factor and win, there has to be not only poverty and oppression amongst the working class and the poor, there has to be an unsolvable crisis within the existing ruling class, an unsolvable crisis the existing political and social order cannot fix. And brothers and sisters from the point of view of our leadership, we believe that modern capitalism, U.S. capitalism has reached a new stage and in fact the current economic and social crisis that's gripping U.S. capitalism cannot be fixed. It cannot be fixed."
Obama just put the icing on the cake. They have been sabotaging this country for years and years, slowly but deliberately, bringing the country to it's knees, fooling most of the people. But not all.

It's time for America to return to its roots, to return to God - with God all things are possible. With national repentance this country would return to its former glory. Get these people out of our government, out of our schools. Freedom or oppression - which do you prefer?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Americans Giving Thanks to God


Below are two passages from a fabulous book called America's Real War, by Rabbi Daniel Lapin. I chose these passages more because of the timing of Thanksgiving rather than that they are the most important quotes I could pull from the book. To be honest I found myself wanting to quote at least one part of each chapter I have read, there is so much to like about this book I can't possibly include it all. The book is a wake up call unheeded, copyright 1999, before Americans were awakened to what is happening to our great nation and gets to the absolute core of what made America great and why we are losing that. It is also a very pleasant book to read, it flows nicely and the chapters are short - I prefer to read entire chapters in a sitting rather than stop in the middle of a chapter, but maybe that's just me.

A visitor to these shores comparing two history textbooks, one from the 1940s and one from the 1990s, concerning the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving, would probably have difficulty realizing that the same people and observance were being discussed. Fortunately as we near the year 2000, there is no need to guess what was in the mind of the Pilgrims as they landed in the New World. They bequeathed us a written document, the Mayflower Compact, signed just prior to disembarking their ships on November 11, 1620. The compact reads, in part:

"In the name of God, Amen, We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc, Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony..." (emphasis added)

It is difficult to interpret that document as anything other than a Christian statement of purpose. Surely, one would think that this document would form an integral part of school textbooks dealing with this period. In many instances, it sadly does not.

There are other undisputed historical facts of the time, such as that Squanto, the Indian who guided the Pilgrims through their first winter, was not simply a good pagen who happened to help, but was himself a believing Christian. There is no doubt, due to primary source material, that the first Thanksgiving was a day of gratitude to the Almighty - not, as is often taught today, gratitude to the Indians. Yet in the recommended Washington State teacher's guide for teaching about Thanksgiving, the historical facts are set aside in favor of secular revisionism.

The problem is not unique to any one state. In 1995 the National Education Association passed a resolution celebrating diversity in Thanksgiving. There is a school district that teaches children an Indian chant for Thanksgiving, not minding that the Indians who used this chant lived nowhere near the east coast in the 1600s. It is one thing for a Disney movie to leave out the fact that Pocahontas converted to Christianity. It is another thing for our schools to neglect that part of her life. It seems that we would rather teach lies to our children than acknowledge the deeply Christian roots of the settlement of the country. Because we Jews loudly loathe attempts to revise Jewish history, we ought also to be among those denouncing attempts at rewriting American history. If it is wrong to deny the holocaust, surely it is also wrong to deny Christianity's role in the founding of America.
And this one a few chapters past the one above.
Thanksgiving itself is an amazingly Jewish type of celebration. The crops had been reasonably successful. They didn't engage in an orgy of self-congratulation or allow the moment to fade away. They gathered together in order to thank God. What a sublime stone with which to lay the foundation for a nation! Despite several school districts around the country trying to indoctrinate youngsters into believing that the first Thanksgiving was an expression of gratitude on the part of the Pilgrims toward the Indians, most Americans still recognize the truth. The first settlers were profoundly religious and, in a gesture that perfectly matches the Jewish principal of expressing gratitude to God, they established a day of Thanksgiving. This is no different from the prayers said by Jews immediately upon waking each morning which thanks the Almighty for restoring our soul to us. Religious people always seek opportunity to express gratitude, first because it is the correct and moral thing to do. Second, we do so because gratitude is a wonderful gateway to optimism and hope. In a way not found among other nations, Americans are comfortable and not self-conscious about thanking God for our many blessing. This is one of the most obvious examples of the family resemblance between modern America and ancient Israel.
In closing, let me suggest a speech Rabbi Lapin made July 4, 2009 at Cedar Park. Click on the Cedar Park link on the page that opens. If you like the speech you will like the book.

New and Invasive Searches!

Brought to You by Arrogance and Contempt.

Airport "Security"? by Thomas Sowell
"Security" may be the excuse being offered for the outrageous things being done to American air travelers, but the heavy-handed arrogance and contempt for ordinary people that is the hallmark of this administration in other areas is all too painfully apparent in these new and invasive airport procedures.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Simply Smashing




I can't believe I watched the whole thing.

I Concur


Jindal: Time to Stop Apologizing for America
The federal government has to face the fact the War on Terror is about enemies who hate the U.S. way of life, not about social justice, he said.

For Your Amusement




On a related note: Speed is Life
I was flying the SR-71 out of RAF Mildenhall, England, with my back-seater, Walt Watson; we were returning from a mission over Europe and the Iron Curtain when we received a radio transmission from home base. As we scooted across Denmark in three minutes, we learned that a small RAF base in the English countryside had requested an SR-71 flypast. The air cadet commander there was a former Blackbird pilot, and thought it would be a motivating moment for the young lads to see the mighty SR-71 perform a low approach. No problem, we were happy to do it. After a quick aerial refueling over the North Sea, we proceeded to find the small airfield.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chris Christie for the Win


Sittin' Pretty?


The horrible truth starts to dawn on Europe's leaders

The entire European Project is now at risk of disintegration, with strategic and economic consequences that are very hard to predict.

You've Got to Be Kidding Me!


Napolitano considering allowing Muslim women to pat themselves down at Airports!

The head of Homeland Security has indicated the government is considering the request of an Islamic organization that has suggested Muslim women be allowed to pat themselves down during a full body search that is part of new enhanced procedures at airports.
It's time for Janet Napolitano to resign.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Systematic, Foundational Destruction


It didn't begin with him, but it had better stop with him. For everyone's sake.

Halfway Between Sanity and Bedlam

If, by now, you have seen a pattern of public policy that has staggered back and forth between sanity and bedlam, you are not alone. The first two years of the Obama administration has systematically destroyed confidence in America from within and without.

I Don't Care What Anyone Says...


I like Sarah Palin. Check out these short sample videos of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

Great stuff.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quote of the Day


Can't the TSA just put up a sign "Bomb free zone"? It's supposed to work with schools.

--Frank J

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Rich By Screwing America


Members of US Congress Get Richer Despite Sour Economy

Despite a long and deep recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to a study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.

The study also indicates that a significant number of members owned shares of major players in the health-care and financial-services sectors, which were the subject of major reform legislation during the period.

The findings—based on federal financial disclosure data released earlier this year—paint a wealthy bunch in Congress, with more than half of all members—261—were millionaires.

All in All You Are All Just Bricks in the Wall







Another Glenn Beck homerun, at least as far as I'm concerned.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What the Hell is QE2?



Because what you don't know can hurt you. We would be better off with clowns.



People, get ready.

The Most Important Hour on Television


Watch Glenn Beck here. Archived shows available.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

I Hope He Can Read


Brazil tests literacy of clown elected to Congress

No, not Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi, a real circus clown. I think they are better off.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Heart of the Matter


It's More Than Just Politics

The easy critique is to blame our duly elected officials for the sad state in which we find ourselves, but I tend to agree with the French political philosopher Joseph de Maistre who posited that "every nation has the government that it deserves."

I found an intriguing little story tucked away in one of the biblical history books, appended to II Samuel almost as an afterthought. The passage begins like this:

"Again the anger of the Lord was aroused against Israel, and he moved David against them ... ."

Herein is a strange statement: God is angry with the people, so he arouses the king to do something stupid.

Some Are More Equal Than Others


Sunday, November 14, 2010

What We Believe, Part 6: Immigration


With Bill Whittle

Chevrolet Runs Deep ... in BS


What's driving Obama's subsidies of Chevy's Volt?

General Motors, an appendage of the government, which owns 61 percent of it, is spending some of your money, dear reader, on full-page newspaper ads praising a government brainstorm - the Volt, Chevrolet's highly anticipated and prematurely celebrated (sort of) electric car. Although the situation is murky - GM and its government masters probably prefer it that way - it is unclear in what sense GM has any money that is truly its own. And the Volt is not quite an electric car, or not the sort GM deliberately misled Americans into expecting.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

America's Worst Generation - Generation Self-Esteem


We even have a President infected with this.

American education has led the way in the quest to find and fill the new Holy Grail. Despite a plethora of information showing that high self-esteem is undesirable, American education clings tenaciously to the myth that the higher the child's self-esteem, the better will be his school performance. That myth is belied by the steady drop in academic achievement levels over the the past forty years, it is further smashed by research findings to the effect that individuals with high self-esteem perform consistently lower than expected by their ability levels not to mention lower than they think they are performing. That's because people with high self-esteem possess an entitlement mentality; they believe that anything they do is worthy of merit. As a consequence, they rarely do their best at anything.

--John Rosemond, Parenting by the Book

Related articles by John Rosemond:

High Self-Esteem for Kids a Sham

Why Child Psychology Is Damaging

Friday, November 12, 2010

Can't Ya See I'm Fallin' For Ya?



Funniest guys ever.

How Soros Became the Man He Is




If you haven't been watching Glenn Beck lately you are missing a lot.

Who Falls Asleep on a Surfboard in the Ocean?


That would be Dick Van Dyke. Not to worry, he was pushed ashore by porpoises. It's a good thing, too, it saves us from the perpetual question: "Hey, whatever happened to Dick Van Dyke?" "No one knows."

Seriously, I'm glad he's OK. I could never sufficiently relax enough to fall asleep on a surfboard while floating in the ocean. Maybe thanks to Jaws, who knows.

Endangered Species: Real Men


Smokestack Lightening


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Glenn Beck is a "Fascist Whore"

Apparently. According to some communists.

From the Religion of Peace and Tolerance Cult of Death and Mobbery


Christian woman sentenced to death for Jesus talk
"In Pakistan, it's a very complicated situation. Let's say the court acquits her, it's not going to be enough for Asia and her family to live freely. The Muslim world is going to carry out its own vigilante justice against her," he said. "Even if the higher court releases her, Asia and her family face the reality of possibly being killed by the Muslim mobs.

America Under Seige



Background guide to George Soros

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TSA Seriously Out of Control


The Courage to Be Free


Do we have the courage to live in a world where not everyone wins, where not every bad event is caused by a villain, where our every want is not necessarily the responsibility of someone else? And do any of the leaders among us have the courage to forge this more American — but more arduous — path, even in the face of opponents who pander to our worst desires and fears?

--Tony Woodlief

Birth Pangs


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

What's Wrong With Charlie Crist?


Charlie Crist Battles To Pardon Jim Morrison

Gov. Charlie Crist says he's still thinking about a pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, a Florida native who died nearly 40 years ago in a Paris bathtub at age 27

Crist said Tuesday he wanted to discuss that possibility with Cabinet members before formally taking up the issue. It would require the governor to get another vote from the four-member panel.

Crist is wasting taxpayer dollars. Not only is Jim Morrison dead, but his conviction was for public nudity - this is so completely a non-issue but one that illustrates why Crist is out of a job at the end of his term. Should be sooner for even considering this.

Threat Management



This is the first of a series of videos put out by Ruger. Good stuff here.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Why the 2nd Ammendment?




Part of Bill Whittle's excellent "What We Believe" series.

Protect Yourself, No One Else is Guaranteed to Be There When You Need Them


Thieves impersonating evangelicals prompt woman, 70, to teach gun safety
Sylvia Hall had never used her handgun for protection until the morning four strange men appeared at her doorstep impersonating evangelicals.

"We want to read the Bible to you," they said when she answered the door.

Hall said no. They insisted, and one of them began to push on the screen door and force himself in.

That's when Hall pulled out her Smith & Wesson, which scared them off.

That day two years ago was when Hall, who lives in Centerfield, began a mission to teach women in Oldham and surrounding counties to protect themselves using handguns.

"Women shouldn't be afraid in their own homes," Hall said. "They ought to be able to protect themselves."
Everyone ought to be able to protect themselves, especially in their own homes. Shame on those states that make it difficult or impossible.

Distorted Driven


Obama says "Islam distorted by a few extremists"
Asserting that Islam embodied a religion of peace, fairness and tolerance, U.S. President Barack Obama said here on Sunday that the religion was being "distorted" by a few extremists.
That's funny, because Islam has been pretty much a "convert or die" religion since its inception about 1400 years ago.

Seems to me the "few" are the ones who drive the religion and the peaceful Muslims are the ones who just do what they need to do to not be killed by the "few."

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Peace



Hat tip: Maggie's Farm

Rent is Too Damn High Song



Rent Is Too Damn High Autotuned - Watch more Funny Videos

Where "Money Drains, Power Drains"


Kevin Libin: What do the U.S. mid-term elections, China and Omar Khadr have in common? Mark Steyn knows

For one, he believes latest economic crisis represents "the first great demographic recession." The scheme of Western nations to gorge on entitlement programs financed by debt to be paid for by children that, diminishing birth rates prove will not materialize, is rapidly unravelling.

"The entire Western world has for some time now voted itself a lifestyle it is not willing to pay for," he says. The riots in Greece and France are the refusal of those societies to give up their freebies. In the United States, the interest payments on public debt borrowed from Beijing will in just five years be so large as to finance the entire budget of the Red Army which, it so happens, is becoming increasingly muscular in challenging American dominance in the Indian and Pacific oceans and the sea routes to the Middle East.

"This is the most ridiculous moment in global history where the dying empire is, in effect, funding the dominance of the would-be successor power."

Where "money drains, power drains," he argues, noting the way Washington strong-armed even its friend and ally, Britain, over the Suez Crisis, refusing to help prevent a run on the pound. China is neither a friend nor ally and it has, he believes, an interest in seizing its own Suez moment quickly and powerfully: It's own demographic pinch-point looms only a few decades away.

What happened in the U.S. mid-term elections, however, was evidence, he believes, that Americans still value their survival over the ballooning handouts that make them vulnerable to decline.

"They've looked at their situation and decided in the last two years, Obama made the drift of recent decades explicit, and a lot of Americans woke up to that and decided they didn’t like where they were drifting to," he says. "America was the only country in the Western world where, over the last two years, millions of people have taken to the streets and said ‘we could do just fine if you, the government, would just get the hell out of our pockets and stay out.' "

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Grand Illusion


Obama to use teleprompter for Hindi speech

"We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact,"
Nope.

Americans Vote for Maturity by Peggy Noonan

Speaking of Obama, she says:
His detachment is so great, it is even from himself. As he spoke, he seemed to be narrating from a remove. It was like hearing the audiobook of Volume I of his presidential memoirs. "Obama was frustrated. He honestly didn't understand what the country was doing. It was as if they had compulsive hand-washing disorder. In '08 they washed off Bush. Now they're washing off Obama. There he is, swirling down the drain! It's all too dramatic, too polar. The morning after the election it occurred to him: maybe he should take strong action. Maybe he should fire America! They did well in 2008, but since then they've been slipping. They weren't giving him the followership he needed. But that wouldn't work, they'd only complain. He had to keep his cool. His aides kept telling him, 'Show humility.' But they never told him what humility looked like. What was he supposed to do, burst into tears and say hit me? Not knowing how to feel humility or therefore show humility he decided to announce humility: He found the election 'humbling,' he said."
She makes a great point in this article regarding what kind of person we should look to elect:
Ronald Reagan was an artist who willed himself into leadership as president of a major American labor union (Screen Actors Guild, seven terms, 1947-59.) He led that union successfully through major upheavals (the Hollywood communist wars, labor-management struggles); discovered and honed his ability to speak persuasively by talking to workers on the line at General Electric for eight years; was elected to and completed two full terms as governor of California; challenged and almost unseated an incumbent president of his own party; and went on to popularize modern conservative political philosophy without the help of a conservative infrastructure. Then he was elected president.

The point is not "He was a great man and you are a nincompoop," though that is true. The point is that Reagan's career is a guide, not only for the tea party but for all in politics. He brought his fully mature, fully seasoned self into politics with him. He wasn't in search of a life when he ran for office, and he wasn't in search of fame; he'd already lived a life, he was already well known, he'd accomplished things in the world.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

As the Pendulum Swings


Now what? by Atlas Shrugs

What has the government done with the untold wealth they looted from the American people other than sucking much needed capital out of our free society to pay off their thugs, crooks, and corrupt organizations, and get-out-the-vote community organizations?

Government is not the answer -- it destroys everything it touches. We must take back the culture, because politics is merely a reflection of the culture. The left has the culture in a choke hold. They demonize the successful and hardworking and exalt failures, moochers and looters -- an inverted moral priority.

Our victory is the beginning of the 40 years war -- who is with me?
There is nothing to do but continue the fight, continue to walk toward the light and out of the darkness. It's not over by a long shot.

Seeing is Believing


Ninja Hamster


Monday, November 01, 2010

This Guy Knows How to Take Charge and Get Things Done


N.J. Gov. Chris Christie calls Jon Corzine quintessential limousine liberal Democrat in America



We need clones.

There Will Always Be An Eng ... Oh, Nevermind

Swimming champion, 10, banned from wearing goggles

Alex Crossland-Robins, who has won more than 50 medals and trophies, was told he could not wear the goggles under health and safety guidelines.

The move came despite a sign in the swimming baths which reads: "Goggles and swim caps are always a good idea to protect your eyes and hair from chlorine."
Not only is England vying for ultimate nanny state, but not being satisfied with that they are throwing their hat in the ring for ultimate randomly mad nanny state. The new motto will be "Shut up, that's why."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

They Never Give Up


Goodbye Global Warming, Hello Biodiversity by Alan Caruba

After three decades of trying to push the global warming scam to a point where billions could be made selling and trading bogus “carbon credits”, the global schemers have abandoned it in the wake of 2009 revelations that a handful of rogue climate scientists were literally inventing the data to support it.

If there is one lesson to be learned from and about environmentalists, it is that they are utterly relentless. The ultimate goal is one-world government directed from the United Nations by unelected bureaucrats who are soulless strangers to the truth, to morality, to humanity.

The United States supports this abomination to the tune of billions every year.

The United Nations is a place where some of the world’s dictatorships have delegates representing them on its Human Rights Council, where a vast Oil-for-Food scandal flourished while Saddam Hussein held power in Iraq, where a single agency’s sole purpose is to ensure that Palestinians remain refugees six decades after the rebirth of Israel.

It is an organization where all manner of international treaties are ginned up to extend its control over the entire land mass and all the waters of the earth.

It is where the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) practiced its deceit, regularly documenting a rise in the earth’s average temperature even when a new natural cooling cycle began in 1998.

Everything that could be attributed to a phony global warming to keep the people of the world scared flowed from this enormous lie. It caused governments to invest billions into the worst forms of energy, wind and solar, along with endless other equally worthless “Green” programs.

So, now, permit me to introduce you to the NEXT Big Lie—biodiversity!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Unsafe for Purpose Intended

Justice Elena Kagan's first vote is against an execution

Why? Because there is speculation that one of the drugs used in the execution may be unsafe because it's not made in America.

Of course the drug is unsafe, they wouldn't use it to execute someone otherwise. Would they?

Obama Believes the American People are the Enemy?

Punishing Our Enemies

When Barack Obama tells Hispanics to "punish our enemies," whom is he talking about?

Have you thought about that?

In a radio interview on the Spanish-language Univision network Monday, Obama made this remarkable statement: "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're going to punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's going to be harder, and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2."

I'd like you to think about whether you have ever before heard a president of the United States describe Americans as enemies.

Notice he didn't use the term "political adversaries" or even "political enemies." He just used the unqualified term "enemies."

So whom was he talking about?

I suspect you know.

He was talking about you and me.
For those of you still supporting this guy, thinking he's not talking about you because you're a good liberal - you better think that through. He has quite obviously shown his contempt for the "little guy" and his willingness to throw anyone who outlives their usefulness under the bus. Don't forget this guy looks globally and every American is rich in his eyes and needs to "give back."

The Downward Slide


U.S. slips to historic low in global corruption index

We're out of the top 20. We were 19th last year, this year we're 22nd. Anyone surprised? When Obama was running for president he was all about getting rid of corruption in government and being open and honest. Since taking office it's become obvious that what he meant by corruption was freedom, jobs, prosperity and equality.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh How We Hate Being Disturbed

Oh the peril, the ghastly peril of failing to fulfil national destiny by reason of prosperity! No nation ever failed to fulfil its destiny because of adversity. It is prosperity that blasts a nation. Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked. He became sleek and forgot God. That was the trouble threatening our own nation, and therefore I say it with great solemnity, we thank God when He disturbs us. He is waking us from our lethargy that we may find our wings and reach the heights.

--G. Campbell Morgan, As an Eagle ... the Lord ... did Lead.

Chris Christie Comments on NJ Teachers Union Gone Wild Video


Gov. Chris Christie comments on 'teachers unions gone wild'



If you haven't seen it yet, you can see the video here.

And the Voter Fraud Begins...


Harry Reid has been offering free food and, according to other reports, some Democratic allies such as teachers' unions are offering gift cards in return for a vote for Reid. Illegal.

Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had been cast before they went to the polls, - For Democrats, of course.

voting machine technicians are SEIU members - Obama goons.

Voter reports problem with ballot machine

Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.

"They pushed it twice and the same thing happened," Laughinghouse said. "That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted."

Court voids Arizona law on voter proof of citizenship

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Training Pays

Cop who foiled Brooklyn salon robbery says she was following her training

She knocked the gun out of his hand with one shot, and with another damaged the lock on the door, trapping Cox for several moments. Cops said he escaped by breaking the glass on the door and crawling out.
I don't want to take anything away from her, she was very brave to do what she did, to stand there while someone is shooting at her and shoot back. You cannot imagine the changes you body goes through when the adrenaline hits in a situation like that, she did great and I'm proud of her.

I do have to comment on an aspect of this, however. If you read the comment on the bottom of the article you will see that some people want to use this as an example of how the police should handle shootings. It's not the only place I read a comment like it about this shooting, either, which is why I'm writing this.

If you read the article without knowledge of real gunfights you will come away with the idea that she calmly shot the gun out of his hand and then shot the door lock so he couldn't escape, as if that's what she meant to do. Sorry to disappoint, but that's Hollywood fantasy.

In the words of Officer Feris Jones: "I was using my training, center mass, and that's where it landed." Exactly. She was using a 5 shot Smith and Wesson pistol, she aimed center mass - at the chest - and hit his hand, which was holding the gun up in front of his chest shooting at her. You pretty much hit what you are looking at and when someone is pointing a gun at you, you naturally look at the gun. Her other shots missed the target, one of which hit the door lock. There is no way in hell she did that on purpose. Even in a controlled situation, aiming at the door lock, you could not guarantee what would happen.

In a situation like that your senses warp, you get tunnel vision, your sense of time is exaggerated, you lose feeling in your extremities, you body trembles. You can't stop this from happening. I'd lay odds she fired every shot she had just as fast as she could pull the trigger, and probably pulled the trigger a few more times before she realized she was out. She did as much as any good cop could do, and she survived. Notice, too, that the criminal missed every time he fired. He was having the same effects on his body, but he was not trained, over and over, for the situation.

Please don't expect that police should be able to shoot a gun out of someones hand on command or just shoot someone in the arm, or just wound them - it's not possible and it's unreasonable to expect it.

Just Leave Well Enough Alone


Stop the Insanity!

Time to End the Ethanol Ripoff

Psst! Want to avoid $25-to-$30 billion in new deficit spending over the next five years? You do? Okay, then email, fax or call your congressman and tell him you want to let the 45 cents-per-gallon Volumetric Ethanol Tax Credit (VEETC) expire on December 31, 2010.

The ethanol tax incentives are just one part of the appalling failure of bad environmental ideas and policies that Americans have had to suffer since the days of Jimmy Carter.
If you don't know who your representative is, look it up here. Just write a quick note, do it before you forget. It's so easy to put it off and think others will do it. We need to stop doing that.

Teachers Unions Gone Wild!!!


Warning: Language alert.



This just makes me sick.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Human Incompetence

God has always had to deal with human incompetence, and He overrules it in order to arrive at His own goal, to realize the destiny He purposes for humanity. Where have we as a nation ever arrived as the result of our own competence, tell me? We have arrived at wonderful places of power, and influence, and responsibility... If we will but read our history aright, we shall find it to be a story of the overruling of incompetence by God; and that it is this that has brought us to the position of power and influence we have occupied in the world, and shall still occupy if our feet are but turned back to the way of His commandments, and our heart becomes fixed, trusting in the Lord.

--G. Campbell Morgan, The Fixed Heart in the Day of Frightfulness
Socialism/Marxism/Communism is human incompetence overruling God, which is why it always fails.

2081 Trailer



"2081": Philosophy in Motion

The movie is available at Amazon.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Big Government = Fraud


Report: In Obama's Chicago, stimulus weatherization money buys shoddy work, widespread fraud

Projects to weatherize homes are a key part of the Obama administration's fusion of stimulus spending and the green agenda. But a new report by the Department of Energy has found serious problems in stimulus-funded weatherization work -- problems so severe that they have resulted in homes that are not only not more energy efficient but are actually dangerous for people to live in.

The findings are grim. "Our testing revealed substandard performance in weatherization workmanship, initial assessments, and contractor billing," the inspector general report says. "These problems were of such significance that they put the integrity of the entire program at risk."

Department inspectors visited 15 homes that were being weatherized by CEDA and paid for by stimulus funds. "We found that 14 of the 15 homes…failed final inspection because of poor workmanship and/or inadequate initial assessments," the report says. In eight of the homes, CEDA had come up with unworkable and ineffective plans -- like putting attic insulation in a house with a leaky roof. In ten of the homes, "contractors billed for labor charges that had not been incurred and for materials that had not been installed." The report calls billing problems "pervasive," with seven of ten contractors being cited for erroneous invoicing. And the department found "a 62 percent final inspection error rate" when CEDA inspectors reviewed their own work.

And then there was fraud. At ten of the 15 homes visited, Department inspectors found examples in which "a contractor had installed a 125,000 BTU boiler, but had billed CEDA for a 200,000 BTU boiler costing an estimated $1,000. more." Another contractor "billed for almost four times the amount of drywall actually installed." And another "installed 12 light bulbs but had billed CEDA for 20." (The Department found that CEDA paid almost three times the retail price for each light bulb.) "Billing issues appeared to be pervasive," the report concludes.
Obama = Fraud.