Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just Ignore It and It Will Go Away

Report: Chinese Develop Special "Kill Weapon" to Destroy U.S. Aircraft Carriers

With tensions already rising due to the Chinese navy becoming more aggressive in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy seems to have yet another reason to be deeply concerned.

After years of conjecture, details have begun to emerge of a "kill weapon" developed by the Chinese to target and destroy U.S. aircraft carriers.

Meanwhile, Obama's team is brainstorming new ways to surrender.


How Much Proof Do You Need?

Obama's Most Perilous Legal Pick

JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.

President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

Everything Obama has done has shown his contempt for the Constitution of the United States of America. When will America wake up, how long will we put up with this? It's not just Obama, but congress is doing nothing to reign in his incompetence, there is precious little checking and balancing going on. Hopefully this will change in the next election cycle, but Republicans are almost as bad.

And Jehovah said to Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. Exodus 32:9

Going Nuts!

FDA: Avoid Foods Containing Pistachios

  • Federal food safety officials warned Monday that consumers should stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figure out the source of a possible salmonella contamination.

  • Two people called the FDA complaining of gastrointestinal illness that could be associated with the nuts, but the link hasn't been confirmed, Acheson said. Still, the plant decided to shut down late last week, officials said.

We're shutting down an entire industry because 2 people got sick, and they aren't even sure of a connection with the nuts?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Worst Administration Ever

Gates: U.S. Not Prepared to Respond to North Korea Missile Launch

Appearing on "FOX News Sunday," Gates said North Korea "probably will" fire the missile, prompting host Chris Wallace to ask: "And there's nothing we can do about it?"

"No," Gates answered, adding, "I would say we're not prepared to do anything about it."

If this administration is not deliberately trying to destroy the United States, its complete and total incompetence is sure making it seem so.

The Good Samaritan

Prisoners baby-sit toddler found on Md. highway

A prison work crew baby-sat a 2½-year-old boy who was spotted Friday running along the center lines of a rural Maryland highway, with trucks loaded with gravel rumbling by, police and correctional officials said.

Who are these drivers who rumbled by a 2-year-old walking down the center of the highway? How many people just drove by before someone helped? That's disgusting.

Probably Not Something You Should Be Playing With

But what the heck, it's fun.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dear Tourists,

Please refrain from falling off hotel balconies.

Boom, Boom

I heard (and felt) the sonic booms today from the shuttle landing.

Very loud.

Debunking 9/11 Myths

Popular Mechanics Special Report: Debunking the 9/11 Myths

In the end, we were able to debunk each of these assertions with hard evidence and a healthy dose of common sense. We learned that a few theories are based on something as innocent as a reporting error on that chaotic day. Others are the byproducts of cynical imaginations that aim to inject suspicion and animosity into public debate. Only by confronting such poisonous claims with irrefutable facts can we understand what really happened on a day that is forever seared into world history.

Nicely done. I never doubted but there were a few things answered here that I didn't know the answer to, such as the parts of the airplane found at the WTC site - I had heard none were found and that is not true.

Instant and Never Ending Incompetence


AMERICA'S enemies smell blood and it's type "O."

All new administrations stumble a bit as they seek their footing. But President Obama's foreign-policy botches have set new records for instant incompetence.

Contrary to left-wing myths, I wasn't a fan of the Bush administration. (I called for Donald Rumsfeld to get the boot in mid-2001.) But fair's fair. Despite his many faults, Bush sought to do good. Obama just wants to look good.

Vice President Dick Cheney was arrogant. Vice President Joe Biden is arrogant and stupid. Take your pick.

Don't worry about the new administration's ideology. Worry about its terrifying naivete.

Consider a sampling of the goofs O and his crew have made in just two months:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Oh, Goody

Terror inmates may be released in US

President Barack Obama's intelligence chief confirmed Thursday that some Guantanamo inmates may be released on US soil and receive assistance to return to society.

"If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life," said National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair at his first press conference.

That makes all kinds of sense - to an idiot.

Beautiful, but...

Not OSHA approved.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Left Is Terrified of Sarah Palin

I love that he has a dead fish in a bucket.

Mark Levin: Liberty & Tyranny

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

It took me a long time to come around to why America is such a great country, to understand what our Founding Fathers were doing when they put it all together - and I'm still learning - but I get it.

It's a great book, I have it, I'm reading it. Buy it, read it.

The Truth About How to Fix This Mess

Here's an excellent commentary from Ellis Washington: Thou shalt not covet

Especially apropos considering the post under this one.

Before we can change external stimuli like the economy, societal morality, Wall Street, the Supreme Court, Congress, the president, Social Security, Medicare, abortion, or any part of our leviathan government apparatus, we have got to change our heart. Since this is in the metaphysical domain, this "change" cannot occur by media propaganda, political sloganeering, positive thinking or some other artifice of man. This is a job for God. We have got to allow God to change our thinking, repent and return to following the Ten Commandments, beginning with the last commandment – Thou shalt not covet.

By obeying this profound aphorism, I believe that American society could comprehensively improve on an exponential level. JFK once said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." This means that through free-market capitalism the rich can become richer, the poor can become middle-class and if they work hard enough, eventually become rich themselves. The only barrier to what Jefferson called "the pursuit of happiness" would be the limits placed on our own selves. Obama's socialist remedies are rooted in coveting the possessions of another and are therefore antithetical to the pursuit of happiness.

Prediction? It Was His Goal!

'I'm having a very good crisis,'

A hedge fund manager who predicted the global credit crunch has said the financial crisis has been 'stimulating' and the culmination of his life's work.

Hmmm, I wonder who that could be?

George Soros, who predicted the global financial crisis twice before, was one of the few people to anticipate and prepare for the current economic collapse.

Mr Soros said his prediction meant he was better able to brace his Quantum investment fund against the global storm.

George Soros!

After Bush's reelection in 2004, Soros and other wealthy liberal political donors backed a new political fundraising group called Democracy Alliance which aims to support the goals of the U.S. Democratic Party.

George Soros was the major source of funding for the Democratic attack machine. How interesting that he is reaping the benefits of the pure economic incompetence that passes for government now while the American people have only just begun suffering under this ignorant, arrogant regime.

Benefiting from the suffering of others, after having helped cause that suffering, is a special kind of evil.

'It is, in a way, the culminating point of my life’s work,' --George Soros

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Can't Borrow Your Way Out of Debt

He's talking to Gordon Brown, but it just as well could be our President and Congress. Listen especially @ minute 2:13.

EU presidency: US stimulus is 'the road to hell'

The head of the European Union slammed President Barack Obama's plan to spend nearly $2 trillion to push the U.S. economy out of recession as "the road to hell" that EU governments must avoid.

This Ones a Keeper

"I get e-mails from people all the time: 'Rush, what would you suggest as a reading list so that I can understand conservatism?' You don't need a reading list. You need just one book, and I would recommend you getting this book for yourself and buying extra copies to give away: Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny." --Rush Limbaugh

Buy it, read it, mine's coming today.

When You Gotta Go...

Sit or Squat

Gun-Totin' Americans

I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and
not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police Protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the
crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

The more I learn about guns and the people who own them, the more I realize all the lies I've been told by the anti-gun crowd. Most gun owners are good, responsible, patriotic Americans. The 2nd to last thing they want to do is kill someone, the very last thing they want to do is let their loved ones or themselves become the victim of violent crime.

Oyster Stew

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rely On someone Else for Your Safety?

911 Operator Says Kidnap Victim Was Wasting His Time

A 911 operator is under investigation for lecturing a kidnapping victim who was later found slain.

While operator Alan Ballard was on the phone with victim Loyta Stoley, he told her, "You are making us do a lot of work that we don't need to be doing," a tape of the 911 call reveals.

The 911 system and police are great, we need them, but they cannot protect you from violent crime. They just can't.

Given the amount the human suffering Communists have caused ...

Why Doesn't Communism Have as Bad a Name as Nazism? by Dennis Prager

Until the left and all the institutions influenced by the left acknowledge how evil communism has been, we will continue to live in a morally confused world. Conversely, the day the left does come to grips with communism's legacy of human destruction, it will be a very positive sign that the world's moral compass has begun to correct itself.

Japan Wins World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic belongs to Japan. Again.

Seattle Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the 10th, and Japan beat reigning Olympic champion South Korea 5-3 Monday night to win its second straight WBC title before a boisterous crowd of 54,846 at Dodger Stadium.

Great Interview with Patriot Ted Nugent

Long but well worth it.

Buy Ted's Book:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Laughing All The Way!

"Ha, Ha, Ha!" --Obama

Is this the end of America?

Reform of health care, environmental policy, education, energy, banking, regulation -- every nook and cranny of the U. S. economy has been put on alert for major change. Expansion of government spending, plunging the U. S. into unprecedented deficits, is without parallel. In economic policy, through regulation and control of energy output, financial services and monetary expansion, the U. S. government has embarked on a fundamental reshaping of America. It is designed, in short, to bring on the end of America.

Worst President Ever!!!

Kroft to Obama: Are you punch-drunk?

"You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, 'I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—' How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . ." Kroft asked at one point.

"Are you punch-drunk?" Kroft said.

Seems like he's pretty happy to be taking America down the tubes. Obama needs to resign now. He's an international joke.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

When Seconds Count ...

Elderly woman faces 911 problems during break-in

An elderly woman found herself repeatedly dialing 911 after the emergency calls rang with no answer and an intruder roamed around her Parker County home.

On a February night, Laverne Hokett awoke to the sound of a man breaking down her back door.

"It's a thousand wonders I haven't had a heart attack," she said with tears welling up in her eye. "I was so afraid."

Police: Slain student called 911, but no help sent

A college student apparently called 911 from her cell phone shortly before she was killed but a dispatcher hung up, failed to call back and never sent police to investigate, authorities say.

Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said it was too early to know whether a better response could have prevented the April 2 slaying of Wisconsin-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann or helped police capture her killer.

Even if they did send help it may not have prevented her death.

When seconds count the police are only minutes, or hours, or maybe won't be there at all.

Pure I’m-In-Over-My-Head Stuff.

That pretty much sums up President Obama.

Barack Obama Is a Terrible Bore

Sheesh, the guy is Jimmy Carter.

That homespun bowling crap on Jay Leno, followed by the turgid, teachy fiscal policy lecture, together with the hurt defensiveness (and bad script for it) that everybody in Washington "is Simon Cowell... Everybody's got an opinion," is pure I'm-in-over-my-head stuff. Even the idea of having to go on Jay Leno to rescue yourself from the AIG mess is lame. Be a man, man.

The guy just doesn't know what to say. He can't connect. Emotions are here, he's over there. He can’t get the words to match the situation.

My "Obama can do no wrong, coolest president ever" friend even said something negative about him the other day. I never thought that would happen.

This toy is more exciting than the real thing. The pictures get funnier as you go down. They forgot the teleprompter, though. He really needs a teleprompter.

To Serve and Protect

And they want to take your guns away.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Worse Than Blind Leaders

They think they see. Never before in the history of this country have we had so many incompetent, dishonest, dangerous leaders. This is not an exaggeration.

Our government has become a horrible joke.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Bitter Cling to Their Delusions

What is a Marxist?

  • Marxists claim that Karl Marx understood capitalism and economics. He did not. They also claim that the entire validity of Marx's set of theories on all subjects rests ultimately on how valid Marxist economic thought is. Marxist economic thought was completely wrong.

  • Marxists and socialists in general care a lot about the distribution of material wealth. But they have no idea how to bring about the creation of the material wealth that they wish to redistribute. They just assume it all gets produced all by itself. That is why people in communist regimes starve.

  • Marxists claim that workers are oppressed in capitalist societies. Workers in communist societies always try to sneak out into capitalist societies. No one in South Korea is trying to sneak into North Korea. The Berlin Wall was not built to keep West Germans from sneaking into East Germany's collective farms. Cubans in Florida do not steal boats to seek asylum in Cuban collective farms.

  • Marxists claim that capitalists use violence to protect their perquisites and privileges. In truth, Marxists in power use violence to protect their perquisites and privileges. They use violence to suppress opposition wherever they manage to seize power, including violence against opposition groups of workers. It is conservatively estimated that 100 million people were killed by Marxism and by Marxists in the twentieth century.

  • Marxists think that if one person has more wealth than a second person, it can only be because the first one stole the wealth of the second. Ditto for richer and poorer countries.

  • Marxists pretend to be in favor of the working class collectively owning all property. In reality Marxists always steal the property of members of the working class and turn it over to well-paid party apparatchiks.

  • Marxists see no need at all for "finance capital." That is why they always steal everyone's savings in communist societies. It is also why workers in communist societies hide their savings in banks in capitalist societies.

  • Marxists claim that Marxism is a science. It is not. It is today little more than a form of mental illness.

Why Carry a Concealed Handgun?

Why would any normal person want to carry a gun? This is an excellent podcast from ProArms that answers that question.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oh Yes, It's True

Why I Hate "Hate-Crimes" Legislation

Yes, modern liberalism is, with the possible exception of Islam, the most intolerant and most deceptive ideology on the face of God's earth. And we should always expose the fact that liberals, while claiming to strictly adhere to their fallacious rule that "we can't legislate morality," are themselves the biggest advocates of legislating morality in the world, with, again, the possible exception of Muslims.

Another Reason Not To Fly

Obama secretly ends program that let pilots carry guns

After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings.

Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.

For someone who lays claim to a transparent administration, he sure is making a lot of changes he doesn't want us to know about.

Laurel and Hardy

This one is funny, the music sync is perfect.

Abbott & Costello Are Not Here

The Real Disaster

Nobody listens to the real climate change experts

Because climate change is a political movement, not a problem to be solved.

The real disaster hanging over us lies in all those astronomically costly measures proposed by politicians, to meet a crisis which in reality never existed.

Save the Newspapers!

Pelosi goes to bat to keep Bay Area papers alive

Oh, sorry, just her newspapers. Look, newspapers are not doing well because no one reads them anymore, they have become irrelevant, they are an inferior product. Evolve or die. Let the free market reign.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Scientists Claim Earth Is Undergoing Natural Climate Shift

UW-Milwaukee Study Could Realign Climate Change Theory

"But if we don't understand what is natural, I don't think we can say much about what the humans are doing. So our interest is to understand -- first the natural variability of climate -- and then take it from there. So we were very excited when we realized a lot of changes in the past century from warmer to cooler and then back to warmer were all natural,"

See, a little honesty in science can't hurt, can it?

"Global warming's no longer happening, So why are eco types moaning about record highs while ignoring record lows?"

Environmentalists, scientists who advance the warming theory, politicians and reporters never shy away from hyping those weather stories that support their beliefs. But they tend to ignore or explain away stories that might cast doubt.

There are a lot of people in every age who think they know better than everyone else and, therefore, have a right to tell everyone how to live. In the 1950s, it was country-club and parish council busybodies with their strict moral codes. In the 1970s, it was social democrats with their fanciful economic theories. Today, it's environmentalists.

Same instinct, different wrapper.

I Want One For Fire Ants!

Mosquito laser gun offers new hope on malaria

The WMD (weapon of mosquito destruction) laser works by detecting the audio frequency created by the beating of mosquito wings. A computer triggers the laser beam, the mosquito's wings are burnt off and its smoking carcass falls to the ground.

Is it April 1st already?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Embryo Use OK As Long As They Won't Be Fertilized?

Not a slip of the tongue, he emphasized it over and over. Maybe he just thinks we're stupid.

And note that Gupta — a physician who was Barack Obama's first choice as Surgeon General — never bothers to correct Clinton. Did Gupta miss that lesson in pre-med?

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Jerks

Obama’s Fear Mongering

Imagine a child falls down a well. Now imagine I offer to lend the parents my ladder to save her, but only if they promise to paint my house. Would you applaud me for not letting a crisis go to waste? Or would you think I'm a jerk, for want of a harsher word not printable in this space?

I ask because I’m trying to come to terms with Rule No. 1 of the Obama administration.

"Rule 1: Never allow a crisis to go to waste," White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told the New York Times right after the election. "They are opportunities to do big things." Over the weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an audience at the European Parliament, "Never waste a good crisis." Then President Obama explained in his Saturday radio and Internet address that there is "great opportunity in the midst of" the "great crisis" befalling America.

Oh, and suddenly, after passing the trillion dollar emergency payback bill, Obama says the economic crisis is "not as bad as we think" and his plans will speed recovery. Does he mean the plans for socialized health care and taxing what's left of the life out of the economic engine.

Government is the scorpion that the people are carrying on their backs across the river and it will sting us, it has to - that's what government does. A small government is manageable, but a big government will sting the life out of us, and is so doing.

Seeing Through the B.S.

Mark Steyn's 4 C's - Chas, Cramer, cabinets & capitolism

Transcript of The Hugh Hewitt Show.

Mark Steyn: Yeah. No, I think this is the completely…I mean basically, what they keep doing is they’re trying, as I said on this show a couple of weeks ago, I think they’re trying to re-inflate a credit bubble. And no matter how many trillions of dollars you pump into that, you can’t do it. People are still talking about it as if the problem is getting the banks to lend. Anyone who’s tried understands that the banks are actually willing to lend at the moment. It’s that people are unwilling to borrow. And I can understand that. If you look at the amount of money that the Obama administration and Congress wants to spend, we are going to have some serious tax hikes six months, a year down the road. That being the case, do you really want to take on new monthly payments for anything? It’s not that institutions aren’t lending. It’s that people quite rightly and quite rationally aren’t borrowing at the moment.

Hugh Hewitt: I also was thinking today when he said we needed another trillion for TARP II that today, the first big scandal tying Congress to TARP I came out, the New York Times reporting that Maxine Waters...

MS: Right.

HH: ...helped steer $12 million dollars to a bank in which it alleges her husband had equity.

MS: Right, and this is what is horrible about this hideous form of managed capitalism that we’re now getting in this country. There was an interesting typing error over at National Review the other day on the website. Instead of capitalism, they spelled it capitolism, and that’s basically what we’ve got. We've got capitolism, in which people like Barney Frank and Maxine Waters are picking the winners and losers. No good is going to come of that. No good is going to come of that. If they’re not actively corrupt, as a lot of the political class is in Washington, then they're incompetent. But either way, the idea that they can re-calibrate not just the U.S. economy, but also the global economy, I think, is laughable.


Artificial life 'could be created within five years'

Prof David Deamer, from California University, said although building a new lifeform from scratch is a daunting task he is confident it can happen in five to 10 years.

Life from non-life? I don't think they'll be able to do that. I do believe that within 5 or 10 years there will be a man caused massive loss of life. But that's kind of a no-brainer the way the world is heading. And no, I don't mean global warming.

Room with a View

Nice view


Taking Stupidity to a Whole New Level

Florida preschooler brings marijuana to school

A South Florida preschool is banning backpacks and bookbags after a 4-year-old pulled a bag of pot from his sack.

Banning bookbags and backpacks is the answer? What if he had it in his pocket? What if he just carried it in his hand? Was it in a plastic bag? Did they ban them, too?

Why not just talk to the kid and his parents, you know, get to the root of the problem instead of inconveniencing everyone else for doing nothing wrong? How stupid can you get? Something tells me we have not reached bottom.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Abbott & Costello Magic Act

Fun Facts About Socialism

Know Thy Enemy: Socialists by Frank J

  • Much like the marriage of chocolate and peanut butter, socialism was made through the happenstance union of meddlesomeness and uselessness.

  • Using socialism to help revive a failing economy is like putting angry weasels down your pants because you need some rest.

Stop putting angry weasels down the pants of America!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Once Great, Always Great?

Stand Up for Capitalism!

Yes, there’s a recession on and it’s deep. Capitalism is not perfect (though one harbors the suspicion that if government had not, in effect, subsidized risky mortgage lending we would not be in this position). But with all its defects, capitalism remains the greatest engine of prosperity the world has ever witnessed. Just in the last 25 years, hundreds of millions of people, principally residing in China and India, who had been close to destitution and starvation are driving cars, sipping lattes, and chatting on cell phones thanks to free-market reforms. Countries with few natural resources other than the brains of their people — like Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan — have become economic powerhouses by permitting the free market to work its magic.

Here at home, the U.S. has been able to dramatically improve standards of living not just for the wealthy (they do fine in every country) but for ordinary people. Hard work has been rewarded, not punished. And the free market has given us everything from computers and iPods to Prilosec and the Mayo Clinic.

It didn’t seem possible six months ago that capitalism in the United States could be in danger. If Obama/Pelosi/Reid have their way, the U.S. too will bear the prefix "once-great."

Monday, March 09, 2009

What Does the Complex Chart Look Like?

FDA Chart: Simplified Peanut Product Distribution Pattern

Frighteningly, the chart says, "Actual distribution patterns may be more extensive and complex than what is illustrated here."

What's that Smell?

Why Are Your Tax Dollars Paying For the White House’s 'Limbaugh Strategy'?

A political operative, based inside the White House, employed by the president of the United States and receiving a salary from the American taxpayer, goes to work every day to help direct a strategy against a broadcaster whose opinions are supposed to be covered by every protection the First Amendment can provide. To quote Shakespeare, "Something is rotten."

Gun Control

"It never effects the bad guys. The wolves will continue to be wolves, and even if you made every gun in the world illegal today, they will always be armed, they always have been. Nothing will change that, the only thing your going to do is strip good people, good sheepdogs that preserve the safety in our society." -- Nutnfancy

Sunday, March 08, 2009

A Little Perspective

What does a one trillion dollars look like?

What do 9286 earmarks look like?


What is a socialist? by Patrice Lewis

1. Socialists believe in the use of force to gain their personal ends. Whether it's light bulbs or alternative energy or public schools or national health care, in the end there's always a gun at your head to get you to conform. If a man holds you up in the street, does it matter if he wants the money for drugs or to bail out someone's mortgage? It's still a gun, and it's still armed robbery.

2. Socialists believe in slavery. Their concept is not the slavery of an individual owning another individual, but of a state owning the output of the individual. We are now forced to work four months out of the year for the federal government before we see a dime of our own income, and it's getting worse. Our new administration has just indebted every family an additional $11,000 without our permission or approval. This is economic slavery. (If you don't believe me, watch what happens if you don't pay your taxes. See No. 1 above.)

3. Socialists are racists. The content of the character doesn't matter; it's all about the color of the skin. Read the e-mail I received in response to last week's column, in which the writer somehow made the extraordinary leap in logic from my premise of government fiscal irresponsibility to William Byrd whipping slaves three centuries ago. Yes, Byrd was a nasty man. But what on earth did that have to do with the topic of my column? This illustrates that socialists will always bring up the subject of race, regardless of the prevailing drift of the conversation.

Most people tend to look at the content of peoples' character rather than the color of their skin. If someone is honest, hardworking and decent, then who cares what he looks like? But if they're angry, abusive and violent … then sorry, the content of their character is demonstrating that they're not people to associate with, regardless of skin color. Conservatives – true conservatives – really don't give a diddly darn about someone's melanin content. As columnist Burt Prelutsky put it, "… most white Americans don't spend a lot of time dwelling on anyone's race. They're much too busy trying to make a living and raise their kids."

4. Socialists believe the worst in everyone. They believe that we are all racists, therefore racism must be shoved in our faces constantly. They believe we are stingy, so we must have our money forcibly removed and redistributed to others. They believe we are heartless and that the only source of compassion is the government, so compassion becomes government-mandated.

5. Socialists think religion, especially Christianity, is stupid and nothing but a prop for the unwashed masses. Why else would they forbid expressions of faith anywhere except (grudgingly) within the walls of a church? Religious people are seen as uneducated, primitive, bitterly-clinging troglodytes.

6. Socialists believe in an ignorant society. How else can we explain their slavish devotion to a public school system that is so dumbed down that students can't read their own diplomas? Socialists know an ignorant society is good. Useful idiots are more amenable to dominance than citizens who have read and understood the documents of the Founding Fathers.

7. Socialists believe you have no right of self-defense. They don't even want you to talk about it in a school assignment. They pretend to have utter faith that government agents can protect you from any and all harm. In reality, it's the government agents that are among our biggest threats. What socialists are really concerned about is your ability to defend yourself against them.

8. Socialists are intolerant. If you have a dissenting opinion, you are mocked and ridiculed for having the temerity to disagree. Socialists do not believe in freedom of speech or they wouldn't be concerned about Rush Limbaugh or what ministers say from the pulpit.

9. Socialists are hypocrites. They expect the unwashed masses to conform to their ideals while they, the lofty and elite, are exempt. How else can you explain Al Gore's energy-sucking mansion? How else can they claim conservative talk radio or Internet news is too powerful when socialists dominate the newspaper and television media?

10. Above all, socialists are in denial. No matter how much you point out the obvious – that the government is fulfilling the dictionary definition of socialism – they flat deny it. If you point out the horrors of socialized medicine, for example, a socialist will say "But this time it will be different." Socialists are unconcerned that the government holds 40 percent of Citibank and over 80 percent of AIG. Nancy Pelosi assures us that government takeovers of banks should be "transitional" but not permanent, and Steny Hoyer hesitates "to use the word nationalization." You'll notice they don't deny it's a government takeover. They merely refuse to call a duck a duck. Quack quack.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Why Guns are Necessary

Schizophrenic Canada bus beheading man found not guilty

His mental health is to be evaluated within 90 days, the judge ordered. Thereafter, he may be released or confined to a secure psychiatric hospital for treatment.

He'll be back on the street soon enough, after promising to take his medicine every day - "I promise" - and promptly stop taking his medication. If he kills again I say the judge goes to jail, better yet, he gets the death penalty.

The police sure protected that victim, and the justice system is doing its job keeping society safe from known murderers - NOT!

Now we Have To Ban Snails

Snails emit laughing gas

Now, new Danish scientific research shows that small animals such as snails, worms, larvae and crustaceans emit large and worrying amounts of nitrous oxide – also known as laughing gas – into the atmosphere.

Nitrous oxide is a strongly destructive greenhouse gas some 300 times stronger than CO2.

Scientific research has gone off the deep end. Politics drives science in lieu of the search for truth.

"If you can't talk about the Second Amendment, what happened to the First Amendment?"

Prof calls cops when student mentions guns in speech

Talk about insanity. Mention guns in a speech and have the police called?

The student was fulfilling an assignment for his Communications 140 class that required him to discuss a "relevant issue in the media" when he and two other students on a team chose to talk about school violence, including recent events such as the 2007 shootings that left nearly three dozen people dead at Virginia Tech University.

Wahlberg made the point during his Oct. 3, 2008, class presentation that if students were allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus, the violence could have been stopped earlier. He discussed the concept of college campus gun-free zones.

That evening, the Recorder said, Wahlberg got a call from campus police officers who "requested" his presence at their station. When he arrived, officers listed firearms that were registered to him and asked him where they were.

Apparently his professor, Paula Anderson, had filed a campus police department complaint about his speech. Police officers reported she said students were "scared and uncomfortable" during his presention.

Wahlberg told the newspaper he wasn't worried, "because as a law-abiding gun owner, I have a thorough understanding of state gun laws as well as unwavering safety practices."

But he said he was hit with a "general sense of disbelief" when officers listed his guns.

We are a nation of wimps and cowards. Reality can be scary and can make us uncomfortable. You have to deal with it. Mother government can't and won't protect you and any sense of security you have in your home, your neighborhood, your town, or wherever, is a lie if you are relying on someone else to protect you. Police can't protect you, gun-free zones can't protect you, gun laws can't protect you, Obama can't protect you. Those are all lies. I've been there, I know. And so do many others.

I don't mean for this blog to be all guns, all the time, but I've just had it with people trying to disarm law-abiding people and doing nothing about the criminal element. You want to reduce crime? Get the criminals off the street and leave the good guys alone to protect themselves if they choose.

Tired of the Lies

If we were somehow magically able to make all guns disappear and no one had a gun, do you think that would stop people from being murdered, raped or robbed? Would you be any safer walking through that parking lot at night? The world before guns was not the wonderful safe place some people must think it was. Why do you think the disciples of Jesus carried swords? To clear brush? No, it was for self-defense. Guns are not the problem. We don't need gun control, we need criminal control. That's where the problem lies.

Alternate Names for the "Assault Weapons" Ban

I like the "The Freedom Is too Scary Act"

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Women and Guns

The same reasoning applies to men.

Gun Myths

When is an Earthquake Not an Earthquake?

Tuesday Night in California.

Windows shook, nerves were rattled, dogs barked and everyone thought, maybe, we were getting ready for the big one. More than 70 calls were logged into 911 by frightened folks thinking someone was breaking into their homes.

Experts still don't know what caused the shake and the shimmy.

Wrong, Wrong, and More Wrong

He's my president, but I don't have to like it by Burt Prelutsky

Judging by the early days of his administration, I have had to re-evaluate him. He's even worse than I feared. It's been one disaster after another. His appointments have been a series of embarrassments. His hard sell of the Pelosi-Reid trillion dollar earmark makes him look like the worst sort of fear monger. And, considering the fact that he was sold to us as eloquent and a fellow who could think on his feet, his use of a teleprompter at his press conference reminded me of the Wizard of Oz, the con man behind the curtain. I guess you can take the man out of Chicago, but you can't take Chicago out of the man.

Frankly, I don't know why anybody continues to hold Obama in high esteem. Maybe it's like those women who marry charming fellows only to discover after the vows have been exchanged that he's an abuser. In spite of the black eyes and split lips, the ladies are just too embarrassed to call the cops and have their friends and relatives discover what a dunderhead they've been.

Enabling Violence

Jim Geraghty

I'm fascinated by the Obama administration's mentality that the fact that violent Mexican drug cartels are raising hell just over the border doesn't justify additional border security or a fence, but it does justify making it harder for American citizens to own a gun.

The Challenge

An open challenge to every gun law advocate

Prove to me, here and now, that gun laws in this country or any other, are successful in any way shape or form in stopping criminals from getting their hands on guns, or any other weapon they choose.

Dump the Blogroll?

Blogrolling started putting ads on top of every website and to make matters worse, they don't even work properly. The 'remove ad' link just refreshes the page but doesn't remove the ad. I am so ready to dump Blogrolling. I need to find another way to have a blogroll. I haven't really thought much about it before, but even if I have to have a manually edited blogroll it would be loads better.

I just tried the remove ad link again and it worked. That's a little better. A little. It's still too intrusive, I don't like it at all.

I know I can pay $20.00 to remove the ads but it's not worth it.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Mirror, Mirror - The Marx Brothers


"There are evil men in this world and they are capable of evil deeds. The moment you forget that or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. There is no safety in denial." --Dave Grossman

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Armed American Report

Sign up Here for the The Armed American Report, a weekly email newsletter from USCCA - United States Concealed Carry Association.

P.S.- Make sure you put my email address - otto@vfemail.net - in the "Referrer" email box so I get a point. THANKS!

They are having a contest for signing up friends to the newsletter and I'd like a chance to win something. :-) You don't have to own a gun, and you might even learn something.

Dismantle Stupidity, Not America

EPA says farm dust requires regulation

"It's such a non-commonsense idea that you can keep dust within a property line when the wind blows,"

Do they have to destroy ever single aspect of American self-reliance? We can't do anything anymore, they are regulating everything out of existence.

We don't need to dismantle America, we need to dismantle all the stupid regulatory agencies that are choking the life out of America.

The Audacity of Conceit

Stop Lecturing Us, Mr. President

"All politicians," Limbaugh said, "including President Obama, are temporary stewards of this nation. It is not their task to remake the founding of this country. It is not their task to tear it apart and rebuild it in their image."

If Americans turn their backs on Obama, and at this point that looks unlikely but possible if the economy continues in its downward spiral, it will be because he tried to remake America in his own image. We didn’t sign up for a new founding father. We did not abandon our belief that despite our imperfections, America is the solution—not the problem—to every challenge facing the people in this country and, in many cases, the world. Most of us did not come to the same conclusion Obama did that America behaved badly and now we are being punished. Most of us love this country for the opportunity she provides. We love her for the decency of her people. And we believe that our president’s job is to cheer her on not talk her down.

When we turn on the television and see this gifted young leader scolding us and sending the successful and prosperous people of this country to detention, many of us scratch our heads. Who does he think is going to do the hiring and the growing and the building and the paying of the taxes? If Obama continues to paint all the job creators in this country with the same broad brush that he used last week when he condemned the greedy and the corrupt for their bad behavior, America’s recovery will be a long time coming. He seems to forget that we have a system in place for people who break the law. The people who defrauded investors and scammed unwitting homebuyers will be punished. But the vast majority of business owners and job creators are decent and honest, and their success is vital if we are to re-enter a period of economic expansion in this country.

Monday, March 02, 2009

HIV Research

Scientists make HIV strain that can infect monkeys

Oh, good, cause they were missing out on all the fun.

But seriously, I don't feel comfortable with scientists genetically engineering viruses.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Rush @ CPAC

If you haven't heard the Rush Limbaugh speech at CPAC, you should. It's long, but well worth it.

How to Catch Wild Pigs

You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat; you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

Is this what is happening to America? The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms -- just a little at a time.

One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Author unknown.