Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ann Coulter Strikes Back

Glenn Beck vs. The Mob
A liberal's idea of being a bad-ass is to say vicious things to a conservative public figure who can't afford to strike back. Getting in a stranger's face and hurling insults at him, knowing full well he has too much at risk to deck you, is like baiting a bear chained to a wall.
She's got their number.

Good News

North Korea to Head UN Conference ... on Disarmament
This time around, the U.N has appointed North Korea, with its nuclear ambitions, to chair of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. You read that correctly. A conference on disarmament is being chaired by a country bent on developing its own nuclear weapons arsenal. Given the U.N.'s history of dubious appointments, however, this may not come as a suprise.
Who's the co-chair? Iran?
Not surprisingly, the chairmanship was praised by an Iranian delegate who assured Pyongof the Iranian delegation would give North Korea its "full support and cooperation."
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cancer? What Cancer?

Cancer Surges In Body Scanner Operators; TSA Launches Cover-Up
Fearful of provoking further public resistance to naked airport body scanners, the TSA has been caught covering up a surge in cases of TSA workers developing cancer as a result of their close proximity to radiation-firing devices, perhaps the most shocking revelation to emerge from the latest FOIA documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
These machines haven't even been operating very long. They're all over cell phones causing cancer and it's very difficult to determine, scanners they cover up and the connection is apparently much more obvious. Big government means big corruption. Double the size of government and you quadruple the corruption - the true ratio is probably greater.

"The Shot Heard Round the World."

I love Thomas Sowell's newest piece:

July 4th
Some clever people today ask whether the United States has really been "exceptional." You couldn't be more exceptional in the 18th century than to create your fundamental document -- the Constitution of the United States -- by opening with the momentous words, "We the people..."

Those three words were a slap in the face to those who thought themselves entitled to rule, and who regarded the people as if they were simply human livestock, destined to be herded and shepherded by their betters. Indeed, to this very day, elites who think that way -- and that includes many among the intelligentsia, as well as political messiahs -- find the Constitution of the United States a real pain because it stands in the way of their imposing their will and their presumptions on the rest of us.

More than a hundred years ago, so-called "Progressives" began a campaign to undermine the Constitution's strict limitations on government, which stood in the way of self-anointed political crusaders imposing their grand schemes on all the rest of us. That effort to discredit the Constitution continues to this day, and the arguments haven't really changed much in a hundred years.

Related must-read from Lenny Cacchio: The State is My Shepherd

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Right to Carry

Concealed carry is about to become law in Wisconsin. That will make it the 41st right-to-carry state and leave only Illinois without any concealed carry rights. Do the people against right-to-carry even know what they're scared of anymore? What exactly has happened in the 40 states with right-to-carry that they want to avoid? Basically, the anti-gun crowd’s entire argument has been reduced to "Grr! Thundersticks scary!"

Frank J.

Government Regulations Cause More Horse Suffering, too

Slaughter ban sending horses across borders
Congress imposed a back-door ban on horse slaughter in 2006 to try to improve humane conditions, but a new government report says it has backfired and the same horses are now being exported for slaughter in Canada and Mexico, and they likely are suffering more along the journey.

The Government Accountability Office said the policy has led to "unintended consequences" such as depressed prices for all horses and an increase in reports of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment
If I had a nickel for every government regulation that led to disastrous "unintended consequences," I'd be a very rich man and the government would take half.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

... Doomed to Repeat It

An American Weimar Republic
History has repeatedly taught humanity that nature abhors a vacuum – whether it was Greece, Rome, Weimar, Europe, Russia, China, Iran or America – and that the degree nations have departed from God, the Bible, veritas, natural law: the synthesis of legality and morality, was the degree that they embraced charismatic radicals who always led the people down the path to perdition.

The Transformation

A formerly free people
The belief that the rights of the community outweigh the rights of the individual is the bedrock principle of communism. The belief that government has the inherent right to dictate the behavior of its citizens is another bedrock principle of communism. The belief that government should manage the economic affairs of its citizens is directly out of the Communist Manifesto. The more the Communist Manifesto is read and understood, the more clearly one sees the transformation that has been imposed upon a formerly free people.

The transformation began long before Barack Hussein Obama. He, unfortunately, seeks to drive the final nail into the coffin of freedom. Obama and the so-called progressives he leads are working diligently to expand government power and diminish the rights of the individual, to destroy the last vestige of a free market and to denigrate and discredit all who disagree with their communist philosophy.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Geert Wilders

acquited of hate speech in the Netherlands.
But barely.
The court paid special attention to Wilders' 2008 film, "Fitna," Arabic for "ordeal" – a 15-minute series of verses from the Quran juxtaposed against news video of violence and terrorism. The film prompted angry demonstrations and official protests around the Muslim world.

"Given the film in its whole and the context of societal debate, the court finds that there is no question of inciting hate with the film Fitna," the judgment said
The joke is that there is nothing in "Fitna" that is not shown being said by Muslims themselves - it's a film of Muslims inciting hate.

Mob Mentality as a Political Tool

NY Times: Fraught Nexus of Lies, Stupidity, and Bigotry
Social justice is the only justice that interests the Left because it's the only justice that can be delivered by the political agitation of a mob.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Drunkin' Sailors

Dems want MORE spending.
Democratic leaders called on Wednesday for additional spending to boost the sluggish U.S. economy,

It's a Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad World

Mark Steyn on Free Speech at the IPA from Institute of Public Affairs on Vimeo.

We're not evolving, we're degenerating.

Originally posted on Andrew Bolt Blog.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Crony Marxism

Top Barack Obama donors net government jobs
More than two years after Obama took office vowing to banish "special interests" from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite White House meetings and social events, an investigation by iWatch News has found.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Do Not Depend on the Government for ANYTHING

Homes in Ruins From Tornadoes Denied Aid by FEMA for 'Insufficient Damage'
Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘not unsafe to live in’.

Displaced families in tornado-ravaged Alabama are outraged after being denied federal aide to rebuild their flattened homes – due to ‘insufficient damage’.

The devastating reality is the house is now a concrete slab surrounded by rubble.
This was after the inspector physically inspected the lack of house.

Obama Jokes at Americans Expense

Obama jokes about 'shovel-ready projects'
"Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected," Obama said.
So glad the Jobs Council thinks this is funny. And then there is this:
"How do we deal with making sure our regulations make sense, so that we start eliminating ones that don't work, aren't making consumers better off or aren't improving our quality of life?" Obama told the employees.
Maybe it's me, but don't you think he should know this stuff before trying to be a president. Herman Cain wouldn't go around asking people how to do his job.

If Obama had a ounce of love for this country he would resign now. He has already said that he would resign if he were Anthony Weiner and what Obama is doing to this country in arrogant incompetence is far worse than what Weiner did. So, please resign now.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

To Serve a Better Master

Let My People Go
You’ll recognize those words as those coming from Moses' mouth to Pharaoh's ears. They were God's demand to free the Israelite slaves, and thus became a rallying cry for those of us who love freedom.

And yet the sentence quoted above is incomplete. "Let my people go" is a phrase closely identified with the Passover and freedom from the slavery of Egypt. For Christians, not only does it look to the freeing of the people of Israel from bondage, but also the freeing of all mankind from the bondage of sin through the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb without blemish (I Peter 1:19, I Corinthians 5:7).

But freedom from bondage is only part of the story. The rest of the story is found in the rest of Moses’ words...

A Good Dose of the Truth

Default, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
America has a looming rendezvous with destiny. You can't tax your way out of it, you can’t inflate your way out of it, you can't quantitively ease your way out of it. The only door that leads anywhere is the one marked "Massive Government Cuts". There is not enough money on the planet for what the Permanent Governing Class is doing. If Americans decline to grasp that central truth, this country will die.

Friday, June 10, 2011

No Love in Socialized Medicine

Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor is ignored for hours... before staff simply drag him away
Nurses casually stepped over a patient as he lay dying on a hospital floor.

Peter Thompson, 41, was left in a corridor for ten hours before someone noticed he had passed away.

In a final act of indignity, hospital auxiliaries pulled his lifeless body across the floor in a manner his family described as like ‘dragging a dead animal’.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

No Motivation to Succeed, No Consequences For Failure

Why schools indoctrinate but banks don't
If banks try to act like they are real estate companies and hold on to a huge inventory of foreclosed homes, they are likely to lose money big time, as those homes deteriorate and cannot compete with homes marketed by real estate companies with far more experience and expertise in this field.

But if teachers fail to educate children, they don't lose one dime, no matter how much those children and the country lose by their failure. If the schools waste precious time indoctrinating children, instead of educating them, that's the children's problem and the country's problem, but not the teachers' problem.
In fact, they use their failure as an excuse to funnel even more money to schools.

There Is No Love

Terrorist: What happens when Allah doesn't answer
"In Islam, everything is conditional. For example, in the Quran, there is not one place where Allah says 'I love my people,' not once. The word love is not mentioned in the Quran," Saleem said.
Interesting. There is also no love in socialism, no love in government, not one place in all the laws and regulations where it says 'I love my people.'

Friday, June 03, 2011

Farewell Marshal Dillon

James Arness dies at 88
"I absolutely believe any pantheon of enduring, well-crafted and memorable television characters would have to include James Arness," David Bushman, then the television curator at what is now the Paley Center for Media in New York, told The Times some years ago. "He became part of the national psyche."

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Silence is Treason

I was moved by Geert Wilders' final remarks at his trial in Holland in defense of freedom.

Transcript available at Atlas Shrugs.

Or perhaps you prefer this:

How's that for a financial plan? Transcript available here.

Guard Yourself

Read the Scripture: 1 John 5:18-21

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols (1 John 5:21)

He closes with this final warning. "Dear children, keep yourselves from idols." Do not go off to something else. Do not give your attention to your interests, your time, your energy, or your money so that those things become what you live for, what you get excited about, what enthuses you. That is your god. What is it with you? Is it Jesus Christ, or is it something else?

In our travels, my family and I were privileged to be in various parts of the ancient world, where we visited many temples dedicated to idols. Though these temples had fallen into ruins, in every place a certain god such as Apollo, Venus, Bacchus, or Zeus had been enthroned and worshiped there. It suddenly struck me, after returning home, that though these temples have been abandoned, the worship of the god has not ceased. We have changed the names, but the gods, the idols, are exactly the same.

There is the worship of Narcissus, the god who fell in love with himself. Is this not perhaps the supreme god of humanity: the worship of self, the exaltation of humans? The idea that we constantly hear set forth is that humans are so tremendous, so smart, so brilliant, so clever; they can do so many things. Yet we deny the continual evidence of our senses that the world is crumbling to pieces around us. Isn't it amazing how we worship humanity? The manifestations of it find expression in the worship of race or country. We have the worship of Bacchus, the god of pleasure, wine, women, and song; the worship of Venus, the goddess of love, enthroned in Hollywood and all that Hollywood stands for; Apollo, the god of physical beauty; Minerva, the goddess of science. Everywhere we have enthroned science.

John writes and says that these things will destroy you, they will rob you of what God has for you. "Little children, watch that you do not drift off into the worship that the world around you is constantly engaged in. Do not let these things become important in your life, for God has set you free that you might live as God intended people to live." No wonder His word comes "Dear children, keep yourselves from idols." What makes you enthusiastic? To what do you give your money? For what are you saving up now? What is it that you regard as supremely important? It is with this question that John closes this book.
Father, help me to identify the many gods of this age that appear to so attractive but really have nothing to offer me but death. Thank You for the truth that is in Christ and that in Him I have all that I could ever need or want.

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I Reject Your Conclusion...

Middle-aged men have 'hotness delusion syndrome'
"He can be balding and paunchy, but this is not what he sees in the mirror. He sees nothing less than trim, taut and, so he is told, terrific."
Like taking a pin to a balloon. :-)

Electric Cars: Cool Idea, Bad Reality

Doubling down on electric cars?

And where do we get the electricity to charge millions of vehicles? We're already having problems with the electric grid, a point that seems to come up a lot in political campaigns but not much in actual governance. Instead of deriving energy through gasoline through internal combustion, car owners will have to pay electric companies to provide the juice. Those providers will have to build new production plants to supply it. What sources will those plants use to generate electricity for the millions of new vehicles that will need a charge? Right now, the only resources that could supply that massive level of need would be coal, natural gas, and possibly nuclear power, none of which environmentalists want used for electricity now.
You can't force technology. It may be a good idea some day and if it is it will naturally develop in that direction and as it develops it will be in an environment where the support is developing along with it. That is not now. Burning the bridge before we've crossed it is not going to get us across faster.

Where is the Happiest Place on Earth?

No, not Disney World. Actually, the answer gives a clue as to who is actually in charge of the country that created this ranking, which came in 2nd. I guess I was completely wrong about this country in my other post, they are not sad at all, they are HAPPY - or else. Do you think Kim reads my blog?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Raising Cain

I'm always uncomfortable when I see people getting swept up, I don't board 'trains,' and I don't go with the flow. But I have liked Herman Cain long before he started becoming popular and guess I can't fault him for videos like this. I do like what he has to say after all, and no one else comes close in my book. Perfect he ain't, but show me the perfect candidate - not gonna happen.

Thou Shalt Not Serve Rare Burgers

I usually cook my hamburgers medium but I have to say the best burger I ever had was a thick one that didn't cook on the grill long enough and was rare inside. Juiciest, best tasting burger I ever had. Alas, the nanny-state is at it again, this time in North Carolina, protecting us from ourselves.

The Joke is on Us

Criminal Comedy
"No one spoke on my behalf, and finally everyone present (and there were about a hundred of them, including my teachers and my closest friends), yes, every last one of them raised his hand to approve my expulsion."

Government Motors Update

GM dealerships are creatively scamming the Chevy Volt tax credit so they can keep it for themselves. GM: Doing what government does best.

I've said it before but I'll say it again. I have bought my last GM product, new or used.

Food for Thought

Limousine liberals? Number of government-owned limos has soared under Obama
Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the domain of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration, according to an analysis of records by iWatch News.
Meanwhile, the number of Americans on food stamps has risen 39% since Obama took office. Hmmm.