Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'll have a half pound of hot dog rolls, please.


EU to ban selling eggs by dozen

Under the draft legislation, to come into force as early as next year, the sale of groceries using the simple measurement of numbers will be replaced by an EU-wide system based on weight.

It would mean an end to packaging descriptions such as eggs by the dozen, four-packs of apples, six bread rolls or boxes of 12 fish fingers.

This is what the world has been waiting for! Finally, I can buy a pound of eggs! Thank you oppressive government!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stop Making Excuses!!!


Napolitano: 'You're Never Going to Totally Seal That Border'

Shut up and do your job. Stop looking for excuses why it won't work - just do it.

Monday, June 28, 2010

2nd Amendment Vindicated


Gun rights case: Supreme Court rules on second amendment

"It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty," Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote.

The court's decision means that the enigmatically worded Second Amendment -- "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" -- identifies an individual right to gun ownership, like the freedom of speech, that cannot be unduly restricted by Congress, state laws or city ordinances.

But the enemies of freedom never sleep.

There Is No Rush.


Day 68: Why isn't the A-Whale in the Gulf yet?

The A-Whale bills itself as the largest open-water oil skimmer in the world, and it's at least very impressive. Originally an oil and ore tanker, the ship's owners recently refitted the ship to do exactly the kind of work that the US so desperately needs in the Gulf of Mexico, and to do it on a vastly larger scale than current operations can handle. According to the ship's project manager, the entire American effort in 66 days has skimmed off 600,000 barrels of oil. The ship’s owners claim that A-Whale can skim 500,000 barrels a day.

So where is the A-Whale now? In the Gulf? Not yet. It's on its way there after being tied to a dock in Norfolk, Virginia, and won't be allowed to join the cleanup effort until the Coast Guard and the EPA figure out whether it meets their standards.

The government is not interested in cleaning up or stopping the oil spill, it's too valuable to them as it is.

They've Only Just Begun


Obama's promise to bankrupt coal industry to cost 1,000 jobs in upper Midwest

Democrats like Obama keep talking about eeeeeevil corporations that export jobs overseas to save costs rather than keep them in the US. Well, Obama and his Congress just sent 1,000 jobs overseas — jobs Americans lost, and jobs that either Russian or Chinese workers will get instead. And instead of bankrupting this new coal plant, they just made it dirtier. Good job!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mr. Never Met a Tax He Didn't Love


Obama calls for bank tax as next step in reform

President Barack Obama, fresh from a win on a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations, on Saturday urged Congress to take up his proposal for a $90 billion, 10-year tax on banks as the next step in reform.

Because whoever dies raising the most taxes wins? You've heard the saying, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

The Struggle


If you don't learn something from this program you already know too much: Power vs. Freedom by Ronald Dart

This IS an Outrage




So basically, huge tracts of Arizona are off limits to Americans. Gee, I wonder what would happen if I tried to walk illegally across the border of Canada?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Whaling


Japan puts anti-whaling boss on Interpol list

I am anti-whaling. No one should be killing whales. I want Japan and anyone else who hunts whales to stop it. They are magnificent creatures and we have no need to kill them, it's just not necessary.

That being said, I hate these anti-whaling groups. What they are doing is wrong and there is no excuse for it. I won't watch the Discovery channel anti-whaling show either, it puts me in the uncomfortable position of rooting for the whalers.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Government Pigs


The Helpless Titan --Doctor Zero

The current federal government of the United States is the largest, best-funded organization in human history. Our public debt has grown to over $13 trillion. We pay hundreds of billions per year just to service this debt. The federal government has over two million civilian employees. The Postal Service, all by itself, employs more people than any American company except Wal-Mart. Our government has shed almost every vestige of Constitutional restraint over the last few decades, exercising powers that would have shocked the Founding Fathers.

And yet, this federal titan is currently face-down in the oil-soaked waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its flabby arms twitching feebly. It has become too bloated to stand up. It can only lie there and scream threats at private citizens and corporations, until vast sums of money are shoveled into its maw, to sustain it for a few more years.

Even now, as oil begins fouling the coasts of our Gulf states, the federal government is entirely focused on shielding itself from blame, and taking advantage of the crisis to absorb more money.


Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are
And when your hand is on your heart
You're nearly a good laugh
Almost a joker
With your head down in the pig bin
Saying "keep on digging"
Pig stain on your fat chin
What do you hope to find?
When you're down in the pig mine
You're nearly a laugh
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry.




Government is the ultimate pig.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sounds Vaguely Familiar


The Bramble and the Olive Trees

But the history as recorded in the book of Judges shows the sorry result of a people who had freedom without character, for time and time again their freedom led to license, which led to moral laxity, which led to social disorder. Eventually the nation found itself in bondage to its enemies, or calling for a strong man to restore order. Freedom has its costs, and they seemed unwilling or unable to pay the price.

How Life Works and How It Doesn't


Mad and Madder

To have a prosperous society its members must work, and they must work hard. It is through hard work that good things come.

And what every government invariably does is to make life difficult for those who are willing to do real work. Governments prey on and rip off the productive. This is the primary focus of all governments, which is why in countries that have big governments little real work can be done. People did hardly any productive work in the former Soviet Union. Cubans do little work in Cuba nowadays. Hence their poverty.

Bill Clinton constantly urges young people to go into public service. This is the euphemism for working for government. Bill Clinton thus advises America's young to become parasites and leeches and nuisances. This is bad advice. Here is better advice: Go and get a real job in the private sector. Do something useful and productive. If you want to see where Bill Clinton's advice leads, go to Greece.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Meet Ruby




She is a Flame Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), born May 23, 2010.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Inevitable Result of Ignorance and Thuggery in Government


The hero of the left: Hugo Chavez Spearheads Raids as Food Prices Skyrocket

Mountains of rotting food found at a government warehouse, soaring prices and soldiers raiding wholesalers accused of hoarding: Food supply is the latest battle in President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution.

And the downward spiral continues.

A Tiger? In Canada?


Thieves steal trailer with Bengal tiger, 2 camels

The camels are harmless but the tiger could be dangerous, they noted.



Friday, June 18, 2010

What's Worse Than Red Tape


Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard

Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.

That's OK, it's not like it's an emergency or anything. Take your time. Don't forget to make sure everyone is certified to use the extinguishers and put their life vest on in under a minute. Maybe you should make sure they can swim a few laps in a pool first to be on the safe side. Can't take any chances in the new Amerika.

Enriching Themselves on the Destruction of Others


Barack Obama and the slumming of America

America has become a cash cow for the Obama faction and their fellow traveling elitists. Like the exploitative landlords, they are milking it for all its worth, with no regard for the future or the conditions in which its people will have to live. They give short shrift to the basic maintenance, of our borders, our waterways and our security from the terrorist and criminal thugs seeking to destroy us. They choose instead to amass power for themselves and distribute billions in pursuit of their agenda of totalitarian control. In these Obama years, we witness the slumming of America.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bungler-in-Chief


Thomas Sowell: Oil and Snake Oil

Even our domestic policies can affect foreign leaders, as Ronald Reagan's breaking of the air traffic controllers' strike impressed the Russians with what kind of man they were going to have to deal with, as former Soviet officials said publicly many years later.

By the same token, domestic bungling by Barack Obama sends a dangerous signal to countries hostile to us, in addition to the signal sent by his displays of amateurism on the world stage.

Here's the Quote of Day


"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

--Martin Luther King


Thanks Alan Caruba: Shut Up, Barack!

Not Can't


"We need action. It's shameful that we, as the most powerful nation on Earth, … can’t even secure our own border and protect our own families."

Won't. And it's criminal.

Scary True


Dennis Prager: When Good People Do Bad Things

Most evil is not committed as a result of unbridled lust or greed. And the sadistic monster who revels in inflicting excruciating pain on other people is relatively rare.

Good intentions cause most of the world's great evils.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quote of the Day


The truth is that until 1920, Britain's gun laws were so relaxed they made Texas look effeminate, but we had virtually no gun crime. That only really began to increase here after we abolished hanging. But that truth doesn’t fit the Leftist dogma which has everyone, including the Tories, the media and the police, in its grip, so the facts will be ignored.

--Peter Hitchens

Top Dog


A list of top dog breeds by city.

Not really a lot of difference.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm Not 63...


But I'm tired.

No, really, I am kinda tired.

Revenge of the Fallen


Stuffed Buffalo Head Traps Man In Recliner

When deputies arrived at the home, they discovered the man trapped in his recliner chair. He had apparently fallen asleep and woken up when the head of a water buffalo, hanging on a wall, fell on his lap.

That is all.

Glenn is On to Them


Hell is about to be unleashed on America and the world, don't know exactly when or in what manner it will happen, but it's coming. Far too many people have no clue. You can pick Glenn apart and find he's wrong on one thing or the other, but you're not doing yourself any favors. He's got the framework and he's filling in the puzzle pieces.



If you don't believe re-education camps or mass killings could happen in America, you don't know history. Communism/socialism (or whatever they choose to call it this week) always comes down to that. Always.

And when the Obama administration uses the term terrorist, they don't mean the same thing that you and I do. There are no Islamic terrorists in their vocabulary. When they say terrorist, they mean domestic, conservative, capitalist, tea party types - anti-socialists. You can take that to the bank.

Watch the show in it's entirety here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dial-a-Husband


Woman Calls 911 To Get A Husband

Maybe if she gives five fulfilling glasses of breast milk to an acquaintance...

And They Want to Rule the World


Saudi Clerics Advocate Adult Breast-Feeding

Women in Saudi Arabia should give their breast milk to male colleagues and acquaintances in order to avoid breaking strict Islamic law forbidding mixing between the sexes, two powerful Saudi clerics have said. They are at odds, however, over precisely how the milk should be conveyed.

That is so completely absurd. Drinking breast milk makes you relatives? Be careful, if you read the whole article your head might explode.

This Guy Really Likes Birds


Man Gets 4 Months in Prison for Smuggling Songbirds in Pants

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

What Moral Compass?


Dennis Prager: If Israel Is Not Evil, the World Is in Big Trouble

If Israel is the decent party in its war with the Palestinian Authority and Hamas -- and nearly all the world's countries, nearly all the world's media and the United Nations are morally wrong -- what hope is there for humanity? If the world's moral compass is that broken, are we not sailing into a dark age?

Has anybody seen the moral compass?

Can you imagine if Israel actually did what Frank J. has suggested?

"Is America Losing It's Mind?"




Yes.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Pres. Obama is George Castanza


Every instinct he has is wrong.

The first few minutes of that video fit Obama so well it is scary to think of it.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Christie: Students Trapped By "Selfish, Greedy" & "Disgraceful" Teacher Unions


Christie speaks in Washington DC, calling Newark schools 'absolutely disgraceful'







Yes!

On Killing Apostates


I had to link this blog post from Atlas Shrugs because I don't know of anyone who covers this topic better: The New York Times Liberal Fascism Opposes Freedom Bus Ads, Shows Itself to be in Favor of Killing Apostates

Scroll down to the long list of women brutally murdered by their families for daring to "dishonor" them.

Israel is Guilty Until Proven Guilty


Remember those Magic Eye posters, the ones where you had to stare and lose focus on the obvious picture and a 3D image would appear. It takes a lot of work to see the image, most of the time you just give up.

Finding the truth in the news is a lot like that. What is presented to you en masse is a deception. There are elements of the truth, sure, but the big picture you come away with is entirely false. It's a lot of work to glean the truth and, unbelievably, most people don't seem to care much unless it effects them directly. And still many would rather go with the deception. It's easier? More fun? Maybe they just don't have an inner compass to point them in the right direction. I don't know. Why do some people lie when the truth would suit them better? I guess they are so comfortable in their lies that they can no longer recognize the truth. Whatever. I prefer reality.

The Israel situation. I don't think it takes all that much to figure out what's up here. I guess if you're already wrapped up in the deceptions of the world it might be tougher, you probably think you already know. I don't think the "news" is ever more deceptive than when it is reporting on Israel. There is a template that is followed every time - Israel bad, terrorists...what terrorists? Tea Partiers are terrorists. Are they in Israel?

Glenn Beck breaks it down for all to see, if not believe:



You can watch an 8 minute video that gets to the heart of the matter at Atlas Shrugs - please do. Or the entire hour of The Glenn Beck Show here.

And in this video Prime Minister Netanyahu explains the whys and wherefores of blocking the flotilla:

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Intellectual Corruption/Academic Fraud


This is a chilling video. David asks a female member of the University of California San Diego's Muslim Students Association whether she agrees with the leader of Hizbollah, who said he hopes all the Jews will gather in Israel so he doesn’t have to "hunt them down."

"FOR IT or AGAINST IT?" She looks him straight in the eyes, "FOR IT."




This one is an excerpt from a speech David gave at Duke University.



You can watch the whole speech here. It's well worth the time to watch, or at least hear. It is criminal what is going on in America's universities. This is a great speech because it illustrates the utter contempt and hatred that is taught to these kids. A chilling video in its own right.

"Ideas have consequences."

"I hope America is listening out there."