Sunday, December 28, 2014

Obama's Corrupt Regime

Here's some Sunday light reading to raise your blood pressure.

The IRS: Just One of Dozens of Uncooperative Agencies
Darrell Issa’s leading role in the IRS investigation may have come to a close — he lost his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee to term limits — but there is plenty of work left for his successor, Jason Chaffetz of Utah. None of these criminals has been punished; the maddening fact is that Lois Lerner is enjoying a six-figure pension at the expense of the very taxpayers against whom she conducted a corrupt political jihad. And even if that happy day should come when Lerner et al. are given one-way bus tickets to Florence, Colo., or some other suitable destination, Chaffetz and his colleagues still would have a tremendous amount of work to do; if Issa’s time has taught us anything, it is that the federal agencies are in thrall to a culture of criminality, and that the most significant crime in the agencies’ repertoire is the obstruction of federal investigations.
Earlier this year, 47 inspectors general — the officials charged with fighting corruption, waste, and wrongdoing in federal agencies — sent a letter to Issa’s committee complaining that organizations ranging from the EPA to the Justice Department were impeding their investigations by withholding information — despite the fact that federal law specifically forbids withholding that information. These are not a bunch of Republican operatives trying to score a few political points: Those 47 inspectors general comprise more than half of all such officials, and many who signed the letter were appointed by President Barack Obama.~snip~
The biggest service republicans can do for the American people is to purge the federal civil service of the corrupt, arrogant,incompetent union owned, liberal/progressive employees infesting their ranks.
The infiltration of commie/leftists has been going on for decades just waiting for a socialist administration to get their orders from.

These corrupt leftist civil servants actually collect a pay check to look down on the citizens and treat us with contempt. The worst thing about it is that they believe we are so stupid that we need their guiding hand to live our lives.
It's long past time to decertify their unions and hold the corruptocrats responsible either by firing or indictments.
If the republicans really want to make a difference they'll remind these "civil servants" who they work for.

Ban Sprinkles? Aw Hell No!!

Looks like the sprinkles for cakes, donuts and ice cream is going to go the way of other banned stuff if the FDA has their way.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: FDA MOVES TO BAN CAKE, DONUT ‘SPRINKLES’
Early next year, the FDA is expected to finalize a new regulation intended to eradicate even trace amounts of partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, from our diets. Although the amount of trans fats Americans consume has declined significantly in recent years, the FDA’s quest to completely eliminate a particular type of trans fat threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to decorate holiday treats and donuts. Even a small amount of joy is suspect in the FDA’s brave, new, food-monitored world.~snip~
It's especially galling seeing as how the food police were the ones who foisted trans fats on is in the first place.
(from the article)
At this juncture, it bears repeating that a large reason trans fats used to be so prevalent in our diets was due to the activism of the food nannies at Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The left-wing food scolds, most famous for its reports on “calorie bomb” food entrees, pushed restaurants and food companies to switch to trans fats in the 1980s and 1990s.
Putting sprinkles on baked goods at home is a time honored rite of passage for uncounted toddlers helping out in the kitchen along with icing cookies beforehand of course. The food Nazis' don't seem to have a problem with banning that along with the delightful little sprinkles.

I guess it's not like they have anything else more important to do like maybe doing something about the outbreaks of listeria or other food borne health outbreaks.
How petty do these bureaucrats have to go to justify their continuous growth?

Friday, December 26, 2014

I Couldn't have said it better

Wussy Nation?...Um No

Leave it to USA Today to see things through progressive/liberal rose colored glasses.

Wussy nation: Our view
From Ebola, to university controversies, to North Korea, why are so many so scared?
America has much to be cocky about. It invented large-scale democracy and nurtured its growth around the world. It vanquished fascism and communism, became the world's only superpower. And its entrepreneur-driven economy is again the envy of the world.
The nation has also long had more than its share of heroes — people such as Louis Zamperini, whose amazing story of survival during World War II is the subject of the best-selling book, and new movie, Unbroken.
Yet to look around the USA is to see fear and anxiety. If you didn't know better, you'd think this was a nation of wimps.~snip~
Self awareness don't exist for the biased media seeing as how they're the purveyors of rampant wussification.
I got to give them the Ebola thing though I mean the nation as whole was a little nervous about that but only because it was the government assuring us that,"they had it under control".
Who can blame us?
Everyone knows that pretty much all government agencies are run by leftist/progressive "social justice"warriors and have already shown their incompetence by misplacing dangerous viruses.
Not exactly the way to inspire confidence.

Then there is the question of universities and their "fear" of offending someone.
Universities are cesspools of liberal/progressive ism so it shouldn't be any surprise that they're no free speech zones. Progressive/liberals are the ones that are afraid of free speech on universities, not the nation.

Then there's the folding like a cheap suit Sony did after their servers were hacked and someone spilled the beans on what racist gossiping little people that Hollywood liberals really are.
They're not even sure that the North Koreans were involved so all the noise about "the Interview" basically hyped a crappy movie that most likely would have flopped without it.
Also for the record the nation wasn't a wussy about it, most people wanted it released.
It was the liberal infested studio that tried to cancel it because...who knows.

The point is is USA Today's view is pretty skewed

Saturday, December 20, 2014

2 NYC Police Officers Shot Dead because...Social Justice


CNN Guest on 2 NYPD Officer Shot Dead:Al Sharpton Got What He Wanted
Obama's go to guy on race in America is already playing defense trying to convince people he and his organization are a "kinder,gentler" group of shake down artists.
Of course this isn't his only incited body count.
But lets face it old Rev. Al wasn't on his own. Obama, Holder and deBlasio all exploited the mob by ratcheting up the rhetoric with deBlasio throwing the NYPD under the bus and getting the "respect" he deserves.

But let's not ignore the honorable mentions in this despicable act. The lick-spittle liberal media who are all in the tank for the agitators and race pimps amplifying their slogans and threats against the police legitimizing the left-wing's call for violence.

Not a one of them will ever take ownership of their deliberate attempt to incite divisiveness or violence in the name of "social justice".
What's it going to take to get society to turn their backs on these provocateurs?

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Symbol of Freedom No More

I ran across this article.

A Dictator’s Best Friend
“It’s a sad day for freedom,” Marco Rubio told Bret Baier after President Obama announced he would normalize relations with Cuba. Not a sad day, senator: a sad year.
If there was a theme to 2014, it was Obama’s persistence in bailing out dictators and theocrats from political scrapes and economic hardships, his tenacity in pursuit of engagement with America’s adversaries no matter the cost to our strength, principles, credibility, or alliances.
In this president the thugs in Havana and Caracas, Damascus and Tehran, Moscow and Naypyidaw and Beijing have no better friend. For these bullies, these evildoers, these millenarians and sectarians, Barack Obama is more than a dupe. He is an insurance policy.
Cuba is but the latest example of this president’s failing to exercise leverage in the pursuit of American strength and security and prestige. Here are the Castro brothers, decrepit and spent, their revolution a joke, their economy in peril thanks to the collapse in oil prices brought on by a strong dollar and increased U.S. supply.
The China option—foreign direct investment from America—is Raul and Fidel’s only play to sustain power over the society they have impoverished. And Obama says yes, yes to everything: an embassy, an ambassador, diplomatic relations, travel and exchange, status among nations, removal from the list of state sponsors of terror, and a serious opportunity to lessen the embargo that has kept the dictators caged for decades.
In return, the Castro brothers give up … well, what? Alan Gross, a political prisoner and persecuted religious minority who shouldn’t have been imprisoned in the first place? A second man who has been in captivity for decades? Thin gruel.~snip~
As I read this it pretty much brought home what we have given up in the past 6 years under the yolk of Obama and his minions while in office.
We have turned from a beacon of freedom in the world to the enablers of dictators and terrorist states.
In all of my 60 years I never would have thought I would live long enough to see a whole industry in America cowering before a petty little despot. While I'm sure Seth Rogen and James Franco's "the Interview" comes no where near a cinematic masterpiece deserving of the outrage and hand wringing it's getting the fact that the Norks can stifle it is unsettling.

One thing that people forget about Cuba is that we wouldn't have had to deal with Castro and his terrorist state if another democrat coward,Kennedy,had followed through on his promise to provide air support to the counter-revolutionary military that we trained and then abandoned at the Bay of Pigs.

Cuba has been propped up first by the now defunct Soviet Union until its collapse and then various other Latin American socialist countries, most recently Venezuela. Now that their socialist policies are collapsing Obama runs to the rescue of the Castro brothers.
After 50 years Cuba was on the verge of economic collapse and the Obama regime throws them a life line.

As a country we've not only lost our way but we're being herded to insignificance.
Thanks Barry.

The Marijuana Gap

Here's an interesting turn.
A couple of states are suing Colorado because pot is legal there.

(emphasis added)
Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Law
DENVER — Two heartland states filed the first major court challenge to marijuana legalization on Thursday, saying that Colorado’s growing array of state-regulated recreational marijuana shops was piping marijuana into neighboring states and should be shut down.
The lawsuit was brought by attorneys general in Nebraska and Oklahoma, and asks the United States Supreme Court to strike down key parts of a 2012 voter-approved measure that legalized marijuana in Colorado for adult use and created a new system of stores, taxes and regulations surrounding retail marijuana.
While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, officials have largely allowed Colorado and other states to move ahead with state-run programs allowing medical and recreational marijuana. But the lawsuit from Nebraska and Oklahoma, where marijuana is still outlawed, argues that Colorado has “created a dangerous gap” in the federal drug-control system.
“Marijuana flows from this gap into neighboring states,” the suit says, undermining their marijuana bans, “draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems.”~snip~
I have a hard time believing the “draining their treasuries" claim seeing as how asset forfeiture is a big thing with states. Along with criminal penalties asset forfeiture, like taxes, assures an income stream. As far as stressing their criminal justice system there's an easy remedy for that.
There's another option besides making it legal and taxing the crap out of it or making it illegal and seizing property and levying fines.
Decriminalize the use or possession of pot in small amounts. Say around a pound and allow the private sale or bartering between individuals and place a limit on the number of plants that can be cultivated on ones private property.

I'm against out and out legalization on the grounds that it simply creates another revenue stream for greedy local and state governments to squander away.... like they do all taxes.
Legalizing it, as the article says, just creates a new system of taxes and regulations along with inefficient, unionized and incompetent government workers along with it.

Law enforcement should be using their resources to go after murderers,rapists,robbers and others who commit dangerous crimes against society.
Not wasting their time going after recreational pot users cause that really is a strain on the criminal justice system.

A Leftard Christmas



This is great and good on these guys for demonstrating the absurdity of the commie/progressive/liberal political correctness that has infested society.

Here's a bonus article I found that's worth reading and fits right in with the video.

Why Liberals Really, Really Hate Us

Democrats in Republican Clothing

Just because a candidate has an "R" beside his name doesn't necessarily mean he's going to vote to change things in Washington.

Conservatives Lambaste 20 GOP Senators Who Voted for Amnesty
(CNSNews.com) – There is a growing backlash against 20 Senate Republicans who less than a month ago publicly stated that  President Obama’s executive amnesty was unconstitutional, only to turn around and vote in favor of funding it last week, conservative leaders say.
“This was easy. All of them said they were against amnesty. All they had to do was press a button,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told CNSNews.com.
“For them to roll over so close to an election in which Obamacare, executive amnesty, and Obama’s massive and lawless expansion of presidential power were the top three issues is pretty amazing.”
Cuccinelli said he is “shocked” that 20 Senate Republicans “defected from the Constitution, defected from the Founding Fathers,” noting that the grassroots is indignant over what it correctly views as a betrayal of conservative principles.
“We just had a judge yesterday reconfirm that what the president did was unconstitutional. There’s no good excuse for what they did, which was to vote completely contrary to their own recent remarks,” Cuccinelli added. “This is beyond any reasonable understanding, unless they did not really believe what they were saying.”~snip~
Polls have consistently shown that the  American people are opposed to Obamacare,Amnesty and Obama's abuse of power by clear majorities and yet even when we elect representatives to oppose these, and other things, the RINOs side with the oppressors.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Enforcement Arm of Democrat Party May Shutdown

Russia had the KGB, East Germany had the Stasi and Obama and the democrats have the IRS. The government agency charged with enforcing Obamacare with an all access pass to our financial and  medical information has had its budget cut and they're claiming they are hurting.

IRS warns of possible shutdown
The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they will not have to go there.
“There is no way we can say right now that that won’t happen,” Koskinen told reporters at a press conference on the upcoming tax season. “Again, I would stress that would be the last option.”~snip~
What better way to oppress people in a free market economy than with an all powerful agency given the power to creep through every aspect of our lives?
I's time this partisan agency was disbanded and another method found to fund government.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Even Atheists think Some Atheists are Obnoxious

Probably the most amazing thing I've ever heard is a douchebag atheists comparing their plight to fight against small discounts for small acts of piety with the struggle for civil rights.
This segment from the left leaning "Daily Show" is a perfect example of someone who is searching for a cause because, well he's just a little attention whore.

Daily Show: Atheist Group ‘Petty A**holes’ Who Need to ‘Lighten the F**k Up’

Whatever argument exists for the need to keep government and religion separate is completely nullified by the petty demands made by these very small people.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Yeah it's Come to this


I found a link to this in my Facebook feed that goes to Glenn Becks site. In the link is a transcript of the "invocation" given by what is apparently a deranged liberal/commie/progressive believer  in "diversity".
Mother Earth, we gather today in your redeeming and glorious presence, to invoke your eternal guidance in the universe, the original Creator of all things.
May the efforts of this council blend the righteousness of Allah with the all-knowing wisdom of Satan. May Zeus, the great God of justice, grant us strength tonight. Jesus might forgive our shortcomings while Buddha enlightens us through His divine affection. We praise you, Krishna, for the sanguine sacrifice that freed us all. After all, if Almighty Thor is with us, who can ever be against us?
And finally, for the bounty of logic, reason, and science, we simply thank the atheists, agnostics, Humanists, who now account for 1 in 5 Americans, and [are] growing rapidly. In closing, let us, above all, love one another, not to obtain mythical rewards for ourselves now, hereafter, or based on superstitious threats of eternal damnation, but rather, embrace secular-based principles of morality — and do good for goodness’ sake.
And so we pray.
I would think that if you were going to give an invocation to Allah, Zeus, Satan, Buddha, Krishna and Thor that there should be at least one person who believes in each or at a minimum all of said "deities".
But that isn't really the point. The point is to make a mockery of religious belief and by extension a mockery of the American form of government.
He could have accomplished the same thing by simply saying,"F*ck religion and anyone who believes in it" saving some time and whole lot of stupidity.
But then that would defeat the purpose of this left wing, self entitled attention whore.

They just can't have that.
Shame on the commission for enabling this self centered little moron.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Democrats Scorching the Earth

I don't think it's any surprise that after the democrats got their asses handed to them in the midterms and on the day of the oversight hearing with Gruber and Tavener that the democrats would release their partisan report on enhanced interrogations

.Ex-CIA Directors: Interrogations Saved Lives
The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its majority report on Central Intelligence Agency detention and interrogation in the wake of 9/11. The following response is from former CIA Directors George J. Tenet, Porter J. Goss and Michael V. Hayden (a retired Air Force general), and former CIA Deputy Directors John E. McLaughlin, Albert M. Calland (a retired Navy vice admiral) and Stephen R. Kappes :~snip~
Majority report translates to democrats report, like there's not supposed to be any partisan bias there.
I was watching the ABC "news" and of course they led with the CIA story making lots of hay out of the democrats trotting out the doddering old moron John McCain (RINO) AZ. (you guys in Arizona should be ashamed of yourselves)
That was the extent of their partisanship.

The fourth story in they decided to report on the pompous elitist little dick Gruber and his "apology" for getting caught saying what all elitist progressives think of the American people.

The democrats have known about enhanced interrogation for 10 years but now that the majority of them have to go home with their tails between their legs it's time to take one last shot at GWB and how he prosecuted the war on terror.

Because the Obamessiah and his minions have done so much better what with the rise of ISIS/ISIL/IS or whatever they're calling themselves these days.

Now we have 7th century savages beheading or crucifying men,women and children in the country we spent blood and treasure to liberate which apparently is way better to liberal/commie/progressive democrats then interrogation of prisoners to try and avoid more deaths of American citizens.

Priorities I guess.

Gruber admits he's a dick



Watch Trey Gowdy get Johnathan Gruber to admit that he's a pompous piece of shit and then at the end Issa points out the consensus among his fellow pompous elitist progressives.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Why Democrats Really Lost the South

The staggering lack of self awareness that liberal/democrat progressives have is almost comical.
That's the only thing I could think about as I read this article by some historically clueless hack at The Daily Beast who is totally butt hurt by the trouncing that the dems suffered in the south.

Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie

I guess it doesn't occur to him that he's a little late because Dixie pretty much dumped the democrats.

It's kind of funny because the democrat party held the south for decades because liberal/democrat/progressives were racist. At least that is who they pandered to during the 60's and 70's to hold power in the south.
As long as southern constituents bought into the segregationist policies of Orval Faubus (D) and George Wallace (D) the democrats had no problem with racism as long as they could hold power in the south.

As much as the democrats deny it in this century the south has moved away from the racism that is  encouraged by the democrats and have started to move beyond the racism of liberals seeing them for the party of division that they really are.

The democrat parties only platform anymore seems to be constantly trying to divide everyone by race,sex,sexual preferences and income and people all across the nation, including the south, are getting wise to their tactics and rejecting the party of division.

So go right ahead progressives and dump everyone who's gotten wise to your politics of division.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Candy Crowley Slinks away from CNN

The word is that the leftist/progressive ringer moderator of the debate between the Obamessiah and Mitt Romney is "voluntarily" leaving CNN.

CANDY CROWLEY OUT AT CNN
After 27 years and more than a year's worth of rumors, CNN pulled its own Friday news dump with the announcement today that Candy Crowley is leaving the left-wing network. “[I]t is with mixed emotions, that I wanted to let you know that Candy has let us know that she has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her already prolific career,” CNN chief Jeff Zucker writes.~snip~
Her performance as an "impartial moderator" illustrates perfectly the reason that republican presidential candidates need to stop allowing the leftist/communist media decide the terms of presidential debates.
Crowley's save of Obama was all that saturated the media for days afterward overwhelming any other issue.
She basically inserted herself into what was supposed to be a neutral setting  to allow the candidates to debate various issues.

This is the continuing legacy of the biased lapdog media and the cycle needs to be broken.
In this decade there are many more media outlets than the "big three" and it's past time for the republican party to demand either a more friendly or neutral venue.
After all the commie/leftists have been demanding the use of their biased lapdogs for decades.

Maybe 2015 will be different.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Landrieu Out

The dem that cast the deciding vote for Obamacare bought and paid for by the "Louisiana purchase" lost her bid for re-election.

DEMOCRATIC LOUISIANA SEN. MARY LANDRIEU DEFEATED
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Republican Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, giving the GOP another victory in the final election of the 2014 midterms.
Cassidy's win in Louisiana's Saturday runoff pushes the Republican's new Senate majority to 54 seats in January and costs Democrats their last Senate seat in the Deep South.
Landrieu fought to make the election a referendum on her own performance rather than on President Barack Obama. But she was unable to win a fourth term against the wave of GOP gains across Southern states and the strong unpopularity of the president.~snip~
Another corrupt democrat throw out on her ear.
Good riddance.

Democrat Thou Name is Weasel

There's no doubt that Mary Landrieu is on her way to a major defeat ......like a boss. But that hasn't stopped her from spinning her deciding vote for Obamacare.
Here she is in a radio interview saying how she voted for Obamacare to save us from single payer.
Note also the condescension displayed by her asking the interviewer where he went to high school, you know cause American voters are too stupid to understand about the nuance of her vote and all.



Losing the runoff 99.8 percent of the time...that's pretty damn decisive.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Swimming Owl

Sounds like a great name for a neighborhood bar.
But it ain't.


When We All Become Criminals

The whole Eric Gardner episode is an illustration of the heavy handedness of political power, Somehow we have gotten away from the idea that in a truly free society government interferes in the life of its citizens as little as possible thereby creating a situation where just about anyone can be arrested.

Law Puts Us All in Same Danger as Eric Garner
On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the police go armed to enforce the will of the state, and if you resist, they might kill you.
I wish this caution were only theoretical. It isn’t. Whatever your view on the refusal of a New York City grand jury to indict the police officer whose chokehold apparently led to the death of Eric Garner, it’s useful to remember the crime that Garner is alleged to have committed: He was selling individual cigarettes, or loosies, in violation of New York law.
The obvious racial dynamics of the case -- the police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, is white; Garner was black -- have sparked understandable outrage. But, at least among libertarians, so has the law that was being enforced. Wrote Nick Gillespie in the Daily Beast, “Clearly something has gone horribly wrong when a man lies dead after being confronted for selling cigarettes to willing buyers.” Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, appearing on MSNBC, also blamed the statute: “Some politician put a tax of $5.85 on a pack of cigarettes, so they’ve driven cigarettes underground by making them so expensive.”~snip~
The reality is that this actually goes way beyond cigarettes and black markets, what it's really about is just how much are we going to allow government to criminalize our activities.
For instance people should wear a seat belt because it's a good idea but a lot of states have mandatory seat belt laws that impose a fine if you or your passengers are caught not wearing one.
While not an arrest-able offense ignoring or not paying the fine is.
Warrants are issued for over due fines all the time and if you are confronted by a police officer then you are subject to arrest...by force if necessary. The reality is that government really requires you to wear a seat belt and if you don't pay a fine then they will potentially use force.
Is that an appropriate use of force by police? Over not wearing a seat belt?
Because that is really what instigated a potentially violent arrest.
Cigarettes or seat belts the question is do we really want to put citizens and police in these kinds of situations?
If they are it's not the cops fault but the politicians who pass ill considered laws in order to pander to specific groups.

Then there's the tyranny of the government using laws and regulations to target groups and individuals due to their political beliefs. Like the IRS did to conservative groups.
I've had the IRS pursue me for owing around $600.00, I'm politically conservative. Al Sharpton, liberal/democrat/race pimp, owes 4 million dollars and as far as I know still owes.

As Ann Coulter said, do not stand between a liberal and his taxes" that was Eric Gardner's mistake and the truth is it could happen to anyone.

Loving the P-51 Mustang.


Great video about an awesome airplane.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lower Gas Prices? Hang on to your Wallet

So here we are finally enjoying lower fuel prices for our cars and trucks. Savings for everyone right?
So of course the leftists are in a "raise the gas tax mode".

The gas tax has been fixed at 18 cents for two decades. Now would be a great time to raise it
Nationally averaged gas prices ticked down a little lower today -- yet again -- to $2.75 per gallon. They're now more than 50 cents lower than they were a year ago. So no wonder, at a time like this, the murmur is growing: Maybe Congress ought to think about raising the national gasoline tax.
It was last raised, in the year 1993, to 18.4 cents per gallon. That's over 20 years ago, and gas prices at the time were close to the now unimaginable $1.00 per gallon mark. Yet the amount of the gas tax was fixed and not tied to inflation -- so it has not changed since. (U.S. states also charge gasoline taxes; the national average is about 23.5 cents.)
"It’s been a generation since gas taxes were increased at all," says Paul Bledsoe, a senior fellow on energy at the German Marshall Fund. "So they are incredibly low by historic levels."~snip~
Because we all know what great stewards of our tax money the government is. These guys can't even wait for people to enjoy the benefits of spending less on gasoline before they're calling for a rise in revenue for the Highway Trust Fund.
You can also guess about the scheming going on in the blue states.
California is trying to regulate the sale of gas with cap and trade.

California Attempts to Regulate the Sale of Gas Under Cap-and-Trade

So it looks like we'll have a choice, if market forces don't turn the price of fuel around then the government will be more than willing to do it on its own.
Ain't we lucky to have them look out for us by raising the shit out of our taxes in one way or the other?


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Death and the Tyranny of the Nanny State

While the usual suspects are having a conniption over no charges being brought against the officers who used a choke hold on Eric Gardner resulting in his death, most of the media ignore the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Lessons from Eric Garner’s death and cigarette taxes
 Many people say his death is another case of white police brutality against black citizens. Lost in this public debate, though, is a key question: Why were police arresting Garner in the first place?

    Was he robbing a store or attacking innocent citizens? No, police arrested Garner supposedly for selling untaxed cigarettes. The strong-arm arresting process claimed Garner’s life, all over the sale of 75-cent loose cigarettes or “loosies.”

    High taxes produce underground markets for goods and services, and when these taxes are hiked, smuggling increases. Nowhere is this illustrated more clearly than in New York City.

    In the name of cutting smoking rates, New York has the highest state cigarette tax at $4.35 per pack. New York City piles on an additional local cigarette tax of $1.50 per pack. Since 2006, the cigarette tax in New York state has been raised 190 percent. In response, cigarette smuggling there increased 59 percent. More than half of all cigarettes consumed in New York state are smuggled, according to a 2014 report by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.~snip~
Eric Gardners death is the result of nanny state meddling in the private decisions of individuals.
The leftist busybodies that now inhabit political offices have decided to rule by "let it be written,let it be done" decree without actually thinking about or being responsible for these decisions.
The question really isn't about whether smoking cigarettes is bad for you (it is) it's really about whether the government should be the ones to oppressively regulate it through taxation resulting in a black market situation where the police basically become tax enforcers.
Then enforce the tax with force.
Instead of condemning "white cops" killing a black man people should be wondering why the nanny state busy bodies created the circumstances that led to Eric Gardner's death in the first place.

You also have to wonder what's next, will NYC police officers be wrestling people to the ground who are in possession of 32 ounce sodas?

It's not as absurd as you think.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Feminism Really is a Four Letter Word

Back in the oldy days when "feminism" first began they got attention by burning bras. It was a way to get attention.
Invite a few amused or sympathetic reporters a little lighter fluid and a match take a photo and instant publicity.
While most people found it humorous it did what it intended, got folks talking about it.
At the time a lot of people could get behind the issues.
Equal pay for equal work, protection from lecherous male bosses or coworkers and equal opportunities.
Fifty years later somewhere along the way feminism got hi-jacked by bitter, man hating obnoxious harpies turning the word feminist into the word most people would like to see banned.

Another example of why a large segment of the population would rather not hear from the self appointed protectors of the female gender can be found here.

The latent sexism of the male marriage proposal
When I got engaged earlier this year, well-meaning friends excitedly asked "how he proposed" — and then immediately looked at my left hand.
I've been told I can thank the Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a diamond ring in 1477, for such instincts. But maybe I should thank the originators: the prehistoric men who demonstrated their control over women by tying braided grass around their wrists and ankles.
You'd think the obvious sexism of the modern proposal would rankle my progressive friends. Yes, plenty of brides have men in their bridal parties, more and more women are ditching the "virginal" white dress, and guys aren't running to ask their fiancees' fathers for "permission" to marry them anymore. But our culture still, overwhelmingly, pushes the traditional male proposal: down on one knee, with a sparkly diamond (and often a flash mob) in tow.~snip~
 It's getting to the point where there is nothing that these unhappy patriarchal hating attention whores won't whine about.
 If they ever find a way to truly merge with global warming then they'll be able to find a unifying theory of misery for everything.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

I love Thanksgiving and the memories.
Growing up I can remember my family getting together on the big day, watching football and eating ham,turkey,stuffing and the whole 9 yards. Keeping in mind what I was thankful for.
Then when I had a family I did my best to extend the tradition hopefully giving my children memories that they can hold onto.
Now I get to watch my children pass it on.

Some of my family is no longer with us but at least I have them in my thoughts and remember the times we could all be together.
That's what I'm thankful for.

And of course no truly traditional American holiday would be complete without a pompous commie/leftist tirade against it.


In spite of the leftist/progressive naysayers have a happy and safe Thanksgiving creating those memories.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Real "Faux" news

Examples of the difference between a news organization that simply reports the news as opposed to one that tries to shape it couldn't be more stark than these 2 breaking news alerts.

One simply states the fact while the other colors it between black and white.

People need to get a clue to the fact that they are being manipulated by the same media commie/leftists who cheer leaded for the occupy movement and failed.
They would like nothing better than to destabilize Washington,DC with violence and unrest in order to force the spineless politicians to fundamentally change things into their warped vision of what this country should be.
The traitorous left wing media has been agitating for this for decades.

"Social Justice"

Got this from Grouchy Old Cripple.






















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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Justice in Ferguson

Here's a pretty sobering perspective on the lawlessness in Ferguson,Mo.
A perspective that will fall on deaf ears.

Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America
“Civil rights” figures decided long ago that the only fair outcome would be indictment. But that was driven by ideology, not facts. 
The day of reckoning has arrived not just in Ferguson, Missouri but also across America. For some, the grand jury proceedings to determine whether the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer was justified was never about seeking justice. As widely anticipated in the media, the jury of nine whites and three blacks elected not to indict based on the evidence before them. Sadly, hundreds if not thousands of individuals descended upon this small St. Louis suburb to agitate for an outcome based on their ideology rather than the facts under consideration by the grand jury. 
Even though the grand jury elected not to find Officer Darren Wilson responsible for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, I sadly never believed that the gathering protesters gathered in Ferguson were seeking justice or a peaceful resolution to the case, which has roiled race relations in America to levels I haven’t seen in decades.~snip~
I think it's fairly plain for everyone to see that the violence and destruction of property was instigated by the professional agitators advancing their own agenda without giving one wit for "social justice".

Monday, November 24, 2014

WaPo : Dissent will not be tolerated



Saturday night live did an opening skit making light of Obama's executive action on immigration.
So in the tradition of repressive regimes the Washington Post rides to the rescue of the Obamessiah.

SNL skit suggests Obama’s immigration executive action is unconstitutional
The cold open got the basic explanation of what the difference is between a law and executive order right. And SNL also is correct that more Americans, even if they support comprehensive immigration reform, don't believe Obama should do it by fiat.
As to whether the executive action is unconstitutional? That's a matter of debate, of course. Some House Republicans think so and may add a complaint to a suit they are planning to file challenging Obama's executive actions on his health-care law.
One Obama backer who also supports a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws says the action may be impeachable, as "by constitutional design, impeachment for 'treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors' is a political accusation."~snip~
Maybe I missed it but I don't remember WaPo coming along when SNL  criticized  GWB during one of their skits....but I could be wrong.

It was a funny bit but the real story here should be how, in this case, a supposed member of the press got their lapdog on when a comedy program makes light of the actions of dear leader.

Besides I don't know what they're worried about. I mean it's not like anyone has ever taken an SNL comedy skit seriously.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Liberals Always out to Shoot the Messenger

So what are campus police police supposed to do?

Colleges struggle with protecting students without being accused of victim-blaming
Don’t drink so much. "Stop victim-blaming."
Watch your drink. "Stop victim-blaming."
Walk in well-lit areas at night. "Stop victim-blaming."
If colleges cannot suggest basic common sense measures to protect students — which help guard against crimes that aren’t rape and help men as well — without being accused by the feminist chorus of blaming victims, what can they say?
“It's a tough line to tread because the blame should still be on the perpetrator, but you also want to protect these people,” Larkin Sayre, a sophomore at Massachusetts Institute of Technology told NPR.
Suggesting women don’t drink so much or don’t wear short skirts feels wrong, Sayre said, because being able to wear what one wants is “a basic human right” and “we don't tell men to not get blackout drunk.”
If there are people who aren’t telling men not to get blackout drunk then that definitely needs to change. No one should be getting blackout drunk, not just because of what crimes one could commit or have committed upon them, but for health reasons as well.
University of Wisconsin police spokesman Marc Lovicott argued that doing whatever it takes to protect students is more important than being politically correct.
“Man, it just seems like we live in such a politically correct society these days, and everybody's watching the words they use and they should be, I mean, to a certain extent,” Lovicott said. “But when it comes to crime prevention, we're not gonna stop.”
UW was under fire for its supposed victim-blaming crime prevention tips, which it has since updated.~snip~
There's just something wrong with the concept of condemning crime prevention by denouncing it as "victim blaming".
Saying that "men shouldn't rape" is a kind of a no shit Sherlock statement. But until saying that actually works then warning women how not to become victims seems like a pretty prudent thing to do.
I can't believe that this has become some kind of controversial thing.
Which brings up the fact that liberal objections to trying to warn women is more about an agenda than it is about them giving a damn about the victims.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bill Cosby...Why Now?

Lot of news and print has been coming out over the last few days about Bill Cosby and some rape allegations that seem to have been around for decades.
I have no idea whether the allegations are true or not.
If he actually did what he's accused of then he should have been charged, prosecuted and jailed
.
But all these accusations have come out way past the statute of limitations for him to be charged with the offenses even if there was evidence still in existence to use against him.
Instead it's all decades in the past.

They asked a really good question over at Twitchy.

Why are rape charges treated differently for Clinton than for Cosby?

At this point in time the allegations of Billy "BJ" Clinton's rapes are unresolved and decades old also, so what is different about the two?

Bill Cosby went off the liberal plantation by pointing out the short comings of minorities when they blame "white folks" for their problems and then act like thugs and revel in a "welfare culture".

Bill Cosby Bashes Thugs and Welfare Moms: ‘We Can’t Blame White People
Bill Cosby’s rant against uneducated and apathetic Americans is forcing the country to reevaluate the lifestyles of lifetime welfare recipients. 
Cosby, who’s best known for his patriarchal role on “The Cosby Show,” is an outspoken Democrat. But over the past several years, Cosby has criticized President Obama for a range of “broken promises” and railed against entitled Americans for their “thuggish” behavior and incessant willingness to remain uneducated.
“I can’t even talk the way these people talk,” Cosby said. “Why you ain’t, where you is, who you be…Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads…You will never get any kind of job making a decent living,” he added. 
Cosby also censured welfare mothers for buying their kids $500 sneakers “when they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics,” so their children can learn to read. 
“People used to be ashamed” of having children with multiple men, Cosby noted, but “Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ or men, whatever you call them now.”
Cosby called on black Americans to “do a better job” in society and take responsibility for their own lives. “We have to start holding each other to a higher standard. We cannot blame the white people any longer.”~snip~
Statements like that completely undermine liberal/commie/democrats strategy of  division and grievance politics they have perfected over the years.
Billy "BJ"Clinton is still on  the liberal/commie/democrats division and grievance band wagon.
That's why he gets a pass.

If Bill Cosby did those things then he needs to be exposed and retire from public life.
But Billy "BJ" Clinton should be exposed and forced out too.
Or maybe liberal/commie/democrats are waiting until he's 77 years old to be shocked and outraged by his crimes.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

You May be a Douche....



...if you're this selfish.
Fortunately she got a ball.

Dressing up the Lie



I think probably the most infuriating thing about the revelations from Johnathan Gruber that Obamacare was thrust down the "stupid voters" throat through deception and lies is the democrats who come out trying to defend it.
Informed consent is a big deal in the medical community where they have you sign a form stating that you understand a procedure and its possible consequences. The idea that these elitist charlatans didn't even give us a chance to be fully informed before ruining healthcare and then telling us it was for our own good is especially insulting.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Man Lands Probe on Comet and all we hear about is a Shirt

So this really awesome thing happens, the European Space Agency lands  a space craft called Philae on a comet.
The difficulty of this feat can't be emphasized enough and the scientists and techies involved have a lot to be proud of.

But instead the feminist grievance mongers fall out in force to shift the attention away from this accomplishment in order to make it about themselves.
Here's a pretty good article laying the whole thing out.

1 small shirt for a man, 1 giant leap backward for women: Column
So how are things going for feminism? Well, last week, some feminists took one of the great achievements of human history — landing a probe from Earth on a comet hundreds of millions of miles away — and made it all about the clothes.
Yes, that's right. After years of effort, the European Space Agency's lander Philae landed on a comet 300 million miles away. At first, people were excited. Then some women noticed that one of the space scientists, Matt Taylor, was wearing a shirt, made for him by a female "close pal," featuring comic-book depictions of semi-naked women. And suddenly, the triumph of the comet landing was drowned out by shouts of feminist outrage about ... what people were wearing. It was one small shirt for a man, one giant leap backward for womankind.~snip~
You kind of get this weird feeling that now every scientific or technological achievement will be judged by man hating harridans who judge the scope of it by what is worn or owned by men who make the accomplishment.
If a guy finds the cure for cancer I sure hope he doesn't have this on the mudflaps on his truck.


But they did force the guy to give a tearful apology. Although I would think if the feminists really wanted to flex their girl power they could get the animals of ISIS to blubber a little bit over their treatment of Yazidi women.

Here's a little hint ladies, if you can be so easily distracted from the goals of science or technology by someones apparel then guess what?
Science and technology ain't the career for you.


Americas Nightmare Continues

This is so bad that all I'm going to do is provide the link.

TOP TEN BUTT UGLY LIBERALS

It's the opposite of click bait but I feel that it is necessary....you know like a public service.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Old Bigots vs Young Bigots

I ran across this story today on my Facebook timeline.

Cashier tells mom she should have aborted her Down syndrome son, mom’s response is legendary
A mom who we only know by her blogger name Sherry wrote about how she was out with her son who has Down syndrome and a cashier implies she should have had an abortion.
Sherry has a two-year-old son named Gave whom she loves dearly, so when someone says something so horrible it’s almost hard to know how to respond. I thought Sherry handled herself with class while getting a very important message across.~snip~
It got me thinking some, I mean I can't ever think of a time when someone would try and shame someone for the choice of having a disabled child. I mean in the considerable number of decades I've spent on the earth I've heard people say some hurtful things about the disabled.
But it was never out of malice as much as it was ignorance.
But it kind of seems that there is a particular disdain for children with downs syndrome. Mostly because there is a test for it and a lot of people automatically assume that if their baby tested positive in the womb then obviously it should have been aborted.
That is the belief of the pro-abortion crowd.
Eugenics is alive and well with the liberal baby killing crowd, in their minds there's no better way to improve the human condition than to eliminate the defective in the womb.
There are places in the world where testing as female will get the same procedure...but I digress.

A few days ago I read a comment someone made at another site, I don't have the link....I wish I did.
But the comment went something like this:
How do we know abortion is still legal?
Because we still haven't found a "gay" gene.
So consider a mother in a grocery store with her obviously homosexual son or daughter being asked by a cashier whether she was aware that they could test for homosexuality and she could have had the option to abort?
But of course I'm just an old bigot and not as good or as wise as a young bigot.




GOP Punches Back



This only has about 1800 views but it needs to get out there for everyone to see.
The whole Johnathan Gruber thing seems to be the needed catalyst to finally repeal the Obamacare leviathan and put common sense reforms in place.
Thing is that no matter how it turns out it's going to be painful but that is the normal consequence when government tries to fix anything.

Four Days late and a few Sound Bites Short



CBS finally reports on Johnathan Gruber's admission that Obamacare was passed by with holding information from voters.
Of course they left out the "stupid voter" comment because leftist elites (like the boobs that run CBS) agree with that sentiment.
Face it, the only reason they finally covered it is because it's becoming a bigger story than they can ignore.
Is it any wonder that Obama wants to move to regulate the internet?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fortunate Son...Missed it by that much.



There's been some noise over the song Fortunate Son by CCR that was played at the "Concert for Valor" yesterday.
Basically from the Weekly Standard, unfortunately they got it wrong.
The song is pretty much irrelevant in this day and age because at the time it was written it was an anti-draft song. While it's easy to make the mistake that it is an"anti-war screed", taking shots at "the red white and blue." that's not how most people saw it at the time. Including a lot of servicemen in the Vietnam era.
I know because I was alive then. There's no doubt that the guitar riff was pretty tasty but beyond that the lyrics were in protest to the leftist politicians that were in power.Lyndon "the great society" Johnson(D) had no intention of winning the war.
Yet they still drafted men ,some kicking and screaming, to fight a war for no purpose.
The problem was that not everyone was equal in the eyes of liberal democrats and those with the money or influence could get deferments while waving the flag so as not to harm their future political endeavors or university tenure.
A lot of people didn't think this was fair and the song reflects that.
Funny how no one brings up the fact that it was democrats who conscripted men against their will for policies that they were ill equipped to deal with. Just like these days, the only difference is we don't draft soldiers anymore.

The song was inappropriate because, like I said it's irrelevant now, we have an all volunteer force.
It does have a bitchin' guitar riff though. So at least there's that.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MSNBC and Gruber Collude to Spin

So Jonathan Gruber,the contemptible Obamacare hack, has finally decided to speak out about the video he's in where he admits to deceiving the "stupid voters" to get O care passed.
This was after declining an invitation from Megan Kelley to come on her show and speak about his remarks.
He said he "wasn't interested".
He wasn't interested in defending his remarks is what he meant because he was obviously interested in going into friendlier territory to spin his remarks and who better than MSNBC?
The one thing that backfired for him is that the audience was a lot smaller.

TURNS OUT MSNBC DID NOTICE OBAMACARE ARCHITECT VID, INVITES HIM ON SO HE CAN LIE ABOUT HIS COMMENTS

Here's a bonus link....enjoy.
Shocking Discovery: Pajama Boy Works at The Washington Post Defending Obamacare!!

It seems like this guy is pretty committed, like any other liberal/commie/progressive, to believing in the "stupidity" of the American voter.

Because Healthcare.gov Worked out so well

I guess it seems that Obama and the democrats continue to believe we're so stupid that we'll trust the same government that gave us Healthcare.gov (at 2 billion dollars) to regulate the internet.

Obama calls for more regulation of Internet providers, industry fires back
President Obama threw down the gauntlet Monday with cable companies and Internet providers by declaring they shouldn’t be allowed to cut deals with online services like YouTube to move their content faster.
It was his most definitive statement to date on so-called “net neutrality,” and escalates a battle that has been simmering for years between industry groups and Internet activists who warn against the creation of Internet “fast lanes.” The president’s statement swiftly drew an aggressive response from trade groups, which are fighting against additional regulation, as well as congressional Republicans.
"We are stunned the president would abandon the longstanding, bipartisan policy of lightly regulating the Internet and calling for extreme" regulation, said Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the primary lobbying arm of the cable industry.~snip~
I'm all for a free and independent internet but I also know that when the excessive and heavy hand of the government gets involved consumer exploitation and partisan favoritism isn't far behind.
This is nothing more than another attempt by democrats and liberals to extort more money in the form of fees from the public.
Government has been a piss poor steward of public money since forever.
Giving them another revenue stream would be irresponsible.


Monday, November 10, 2014

More Media Deception



The deceitful leftist media has always had high praise for Sharyl Attkisson when she investigated Republicans questionable actions. As it should be.
The purpose of a fair and neutral press is supposed to be able to inform us, the voters, about politicians and whether they are representing us and our values. It's why the first amendment of our constitution exists.

Surprisingly they're not nearly as generous with her attempts to investigate Benghazi or Fast and Furious.The lapdog media will do anything they can to shield the Obamessiah.
Like Candy Crowley dropping to her knees to service Obama during his debate against Romney.
Attkisson says that CBS had the proof that Romney was right but then held onto it till after the election.
So as not to reflect poorly on the community organizer.
Watch the video above.

The Contempt of the Ruling Class and their Media Enablers



Lot of people are posting this video of of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admitting to hiding the truth about forcing Obama's signature legislation into law because ...you know...voters are stupid.
Like this kind of attitude by the ruling junta is a surprise.
Politicians are liars, it's in their genes, they can't help themselves. Mark Pryor lied about his stance on gay marriage hoping the voters in the state wouldn't notice.
Didn't help him much though because his stance on Obamacare is what really cost him votes.
I digress, the really sad part is that voters aren't really stupid, we're just misinformed by a derelict liberal/commie media and their daily willful malfeasance.
I'll bet anything that this video will not see the light of day on any alphabet channel's evening news tonight or any night.
That's the real scandal, not that the liberal/commie/democrats have nothing but contempt for the voting public, it's that the lapdog media carries the water for them.


Friday, November 7, 2014

A Little Cold Water

While everybody is patting themselves on the back over the Republicans big win this Tuesday lets not forget our RINO problem.

Arizona insiders: McCain’s already decided to run for Senate again in 2016, will announce early next year
Supposedly ol’ Mav himself told the AP yesterday that it’s “very likely” he’ll run but I can’t find that quote in the actual video. Fun fact, though: When the clip was first posted last night, some outfits like Yahoo News titled it, “McCain: ‘Very Likely’ Will Run for President in 2016.” I knew it was a mistake, of course, but for one soaring moment I thought I might have something even better than another Mitt Romney candidacy with which to troll the Hot Air faithful. Ah well. The headline’s corrected now.
For now, for the record, he’s merely “leaning towards” running.~snip~
Half the battle is throwing the liberal/commie democrats out, the other half is pitching out the RINO "mavericks".
Ugh.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

From the Left-Wing theater of the Absurd

Left-wing loons shamelessly pandering to an incredibly small percentage of the population, this is beyond stupid.

School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive to Transgender
A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.
“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.
“Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.
The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.”
“Always ask yourself . . . ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the document says.~snip~
And as always the superintendent pompously sits there and tells parents basically,"who cares what you think?" and then tries to claim they don't get involved in politics or gender.Like denying it makes it rue.
You know it's way past time to demand that schools simply get back to teaching reading,writing and math. It hasn't happened in so long I don't think they know how any more.
The only answer is to wrest control of schools away from the federal government, who are joined at the hip with teachers unions and the democrat party, and giving control back to the local school districts.
Until then the none stop indoctrination of our children will continue.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Unhappiness that divides us all

I ran across this article on Front Page Magazine today and found a lot of great points.

The Left’s Religion of Unhappiness
If the left sees anyone being happy, it must immediately set out to ruin the fun. The simple joy of others turns out to be only a cover for monstrous abuses that they are determined to make everyone else see. If it’s an object, it was made by oppressed workers. If it’s a social group, it’s discriminatory. If it’s food, it makes you sick. If it’s a sport, it’s abusive. If it’s art, then it’s escapism from the misery the left creates.
To be of the left is to confuse perpetual outrage with righteousness. The professional leftist believes that the path to utopia on earth lies in constantly denouncing thought criminals until they have all been unthought so that only their kind of ethical and empathetic people walk the earth.
Like most utopians, they plan for a utopia that they could never actually live in.
The only quibble I have with it is it seems the author kind of chalks up the lefts unhappiness and hatred for anything hinting at satisfaction to be more of a character flaw or hiccup in the leftist personality.
Most likely there are those but I believe it to be deeper and of a more insidious nature.
The quest for power, unadulterated and unchallenged raw power to bend society to their will.

At one time even democrats did things to unite us, like during WWII Roosevelt and Truman united the country to win the war. Even JFK, as flawed as he was, united the country to go to the moon by appealing to the "can do" attitudes and educational, industrial know how of Americans.
Most Americans felt fairly good about their lot in life until Jimmy Carter.
After 4 years of the peanut farmer people got pretty fed up and elected Ronald Reagan and that's when the the liberals switched to grievance and the whining started.
Liberals found that by dividing us by sex, race ,religion income and finding or making up things to be aggrieved about galvanized certain sectors of the population.
That gave us Billy "BJ" Clinton who kind of got serious about things in his second term.
Liberal grievance wasn't enough to give us Al Gore but we still ended up with a "kinder,gentler" republican in GWB.

With Obama the liberal/democrats are in full divider mode and that's where we find ourselves now.
A nation divided by professionals who hope to keep that simmering pot they've stirred hot.
It's all a manipulation and too many people keep falling for it.

Monday, October 6, 2014

What does Ebola and the Zombie Apocalypse have in common?

The comparison may be a bit of a stretch by stay with me for a minute.
Anyone familiar with the zombie apocalypse genre knows that survivors are pretty much on their own as zombies over run the world.
In every book,movie and television show out there the governments fail to anticipate, plan for or develop strategies to protect anyone from the coming zombie plague.
Including themselves.
What governments essentially become is what they are right now, incompetent.

So the current bumbling around by the federal government and it's agencies to contain the Ebola virus in the United States shouldn't be any surprise. Especially considering who's in charge.
Every fiction writer in the world got it right and the majority of people who become fans of apocalyptic fiction have no problem believing it.
Because they know, like everyone else, that a huge megalithic, bureaucracy is too big and ponderous to move quickly enough to avoid disaster. Then you add partisan politics to it and the gridlock virtually assures zombie domination.

If no one really expects government to protect them from a zombie apocalypse then why would we expect them to protect us from  Ebola or  Enterovirus D68?
The situation is probably iffy either way but a smaller government with less red tape and a real leader in charge may be able to move quickly enough to prevent a disaster.
But a smaller government with less reach into our lives  appears to be fictional also.

The Media and a River in Egypt

I gotta tell you that that the reason I haven't been blogging for the last few weeks is because I've been dumbstruck about some of the news I've been reading.
Especially when it comes to the introduction of various diseases pouring across our borders due to the deliberate malfeasance of Obama's government.  
You know, the one that thinks it's OK to use the IRS as a tool to suppress dissent from the opposition.

Thinking about it though I'm really not surprised because the precedent has already been set in the early stages of the AIDS "epidemic" where a communicable disease went from a health issue to "homophobia" in nothing flat. The hope being that those who were adamant about not having to change their lifestyle would allow it to permeate into society instead of just the slightly less than 2% of the population affected by it.
Funny thing is still after all these years the highest incidence of infections still persist in that less than 2% population.
But making AIDS a political issue as opposed  to a health issue was effective at least as far as finding treatments so people could live with the virus along with full bore research into a preventative vaccine or cure.

That's why discussions about the Entarovirus 68 or Ebola have gone from health issues to racism in short order.
No matter who it kills.

So I can't help thinking that allowing these immigrants in, legal or otherwise, and then dispensing them around the country is a deliberate and calculated move by the progressive left and why the liberal/commie media avoids the subject of where these diseases originate from.
The sole purpose is to galvanize the American public to demand that these ailments be cured in some way, or anything else to be done aside from closing our borders and restricting travel from areas infected with these health hazards.
It's the only way they feel they can force us to deal with diseases that have never been in this country before, to import them and then scare us into believing that the only thing that can save us is government funded research.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Medias Will full Ignorance

So this happened today.
And it's a good point actually but left wing retards don't want anybody stating the obvious.
Progressive/leftists have been looking for something to hang on the NFL since that old chestnut about Super Bowl Sunday being the biggest day of domestic violence ever has been debunked over and over again.
Even the left leaning Snopes can't float that one anymore.

So now the left wing/commie media is trying to deflect attention away from the dismal policies of the Obama administration,on so many issues it's getting exhausting to list them all, by attempting to make the NFL some how responsible for stuff committed by individuals and under investigation where it should be.

Journalism has now become abut misdirection.
We deserve better than this.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rush May Have Something Here

Back when I was in junior high school I took band class and the school scheduled us for a concert.
They sent out fliers and the gym was packed with families waiting to hear their little darlings play their instruments and take pictures.
But, before we were allowed to play the PTA decided to have a meeting before and elect new officers...which would have been alright except the fliers sent out said nothing about a PTA meeting before hand.
If they wanted community input they got plenty of it and it wasn't good.
They believed they could hold those families as a captive audience and they would endure an hour or so of dry PTA business.
They were wrong.
Rush Limbaugh's observation reminded me of incident.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: GUN, GAYS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGENDAS WILL BE 'THE DEATH' OF NFL
On his Friday show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to the previous evening’s monologue from CBS announcer James Brown during the pregame show of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens football game.
In that monologue, Brown offered a number of suggestions for his viewing audience that would somehow stymy the spread of domestic violence. However, Limbaugh decried Brown using his CBS platform for such monologue, arguing that wasn’t the time nor the place for such a lecture.
Then he went on to say that combined with other hot-button issues surrounding the NFL, including the 2012 murder-suicide of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, the name of the Washington Redskins and the entry of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team would be the end of the NFL.
“Sorry, this is not why I watch football,” Limbaugh said. “This is going to be the death of this sport. It is no longer an escape. It is no longer about great athletes. It is no longer about amazing athletic achievement and drama. It’s now become about guns and gays and domestic violence.~snip~
He's got a point I mean maybe I missed it but I don't recall hearing or reading about anyone saying that they hope Bob Costas gives us what for on gun violence or raving about ESPN and their coverage of Micheal Sam.
I've been a fan of the NFL long before the pregame and half time portions of the game became another outlet of progressive/leftist propaganda. It's not like there isn't tons of other venues out there ready to expose the leagues short comings or how all football fans are racist,violent,gun toting homophobes.
But to become a captive audience to being slurred just because I want to watch a game on TV to entertain myself for a few hours is a bit much.
We can either push back against it or turn it off and at this point I don't think it makes much difference to me either way.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Little More on Media Manipulation


So, while everyone remembers what happened on 9/11 thirteen years ago one of the things that was ignored by the corrupt mainstream media today was any mention of who it was that attacked the towers and what their ideology was.

I was watching ABC evening news and not word was uttered about Islam, Muslims or anything that might intimate Islamic terrorism. As if the perpetrators were a bunch of guys who destroyed all those lives on a lark.

It's nice to know that our lick spittle media is keeping Islamic terrorists safe from the rest of the world.

So again it's up to  ordinary citizens and the alternative media to remind people of not only what happened but by whom cause if you're counting on the alphabet channels to do it then the truth will be lost,

Bill Maher and Flying Pigs


Apparently I can't see the flying pigs because it's pretty cloudy here today
I think it's fairly obvious that Bill Maher is miles away from having a religious epiphany but he definitely draws the line between Christianity and Islam that most liberals can't see through their rainbow colored glasses.
    

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Ray Rice Media Distraction

Like everyone else I've been keeping an eye on the Ray Rice beating his fiance/wife thing because the media keeps shoving it into our faces.
I'm not disputing that it's a terrible thing he did but with all the things going on in the world it seems a little strange that this is what they want to obsess over.

There's a couple of things I've been able to take away about this story.
One is that apparently beating your fiance'/wife is on par with opposing homosexual marriage because either one seems a worthy reason to lose your job.
The other thing is that the public seems to believe that they have a right to virtually flog the transgressor even though the public isn't the one he harmed.

I would think that instead of trying to banish this guy and his wife from society that people would be more interested in making this whole thing a teachable moment about how to break the cycle of domestic abuse.
I've seen couples go through this before and more time than not they seperate for a while and then without counseling they just get back together and basically rinse and repeat.
Even with counseling some couples repeat the cycle but more don't, they either separate for good or one partner learns why he/she has violent tendencies and learns to control his/her anger and urges.
 If people really cared about the situation then they would pressure the NFL to suspend Ray Rice until after he and his wife successfully complete counseling for their issues.

But the media really doesn't care about this couple, what they care about is distracting the public from Benghazi, the IRS, Obamacare,ISIS/ISIL and Obama's failure to confront them or the abysmal economy and a myriad of other things.

Funny thing is that the people fall for the media's deflections every time.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Phil Donahue vs. Ayn Rand


I ran across this earlier today and watched the whole thing.
I'll admit that I read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead when I was in high school and both books bored me to tears but I got her lessons on free markets and her criticisms about altruism.
So I wanted to post this without much comment.

One other thing though...it reminded me about how much Donahue was an insufferable liberal douche.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Tale of Immigrant Graditude

Here's another article that's worth reading, good thing it's the weekend and you don't have to rush through it to be on time for work.

Deport the Tsarnaev sisters
The Sisters Tsarnaeva have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling trouble.

While their Boston Marathon bomber brother Dzhokhar awaits trial this month for the bloody 2012 attacks that killed three and injured hundreds, his elder Chechen immigrant siblings Ailina and Bella remain on the loose in the U.S. after their own frequent run-ins with the law.

Last week, Ailina was arrested in Harlem after allegedly threatening “to blow up her live-in lover’s baby mama,” as the New York Post reported. Police charged Ailina, 23, with aggravated harassment and released her.

Will the legal system learn? Ailina’s time in America sends one clear message: No consequences. More trouble.

In 2013, she was released without bail in South Boston in connection with a three-year-old counterfeiting case. Prosecutors said she obstructed their investigation. They charged her with willfully lying to police in 2010.~snip~
This example is not an isolated story but is repeated countless times all over this country almost every day.
Obama is bound and determined to fling open the borders soon. Well just as soon as the midterms are over so it won't impact the other open border democrats.
Because, you see, Obama and the democrats have so little respect for the intelligence of voters that they believe postponing the threat to override congress will just pass over our heads.
But then again Obama was reelected despite his abysmal first four years.
Maybe he's on to something?

By Any Means Necessary

Here's a pretty short run down on the coercive techniques of the radical progressive left to shove their damaging and dangerous agenda down our throats.
Just the fact that they can enlist the aid of union organized civil servants to oppress speech that is contrary to theirs should raise alarm bells all across this country

A campaign to silence conservative speech

Yet we stand by and allow these partisan civil servants even more access to our personal and private information with Obamacare
What could go wrong?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Democrats Sad Cycle of Failure


Liberals used to delight in pointing out how stupid and out of touch George W. Bush was supposed to be yet somehow he knew the danger that we're facing now from an Iraq that was abandoned to soon.
Yet they still believe that rainbows and unicorn farts is the best way to deal with the savagery and brutality of ISIS/ISIL
I can't think of any democrat president or adminstration that has left office with the world in better shape than it was when they began.
Between JFK abandoning fighters at the Bay of Pigs, Johnson and McNamara escalating Vietnam then refusing to try and win the war to Carter sitting on his hands while Iran fell to the Islamic revolution. Add to that Clinton's failed "humanitarian" mission in Mogadishu and sending cruise missiles to empty tents and the failure of liberal/progressive foreign policy becomes glaring.
It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.....democrats are the Keystone cops of foreign affairs.....with a body count.
History will not be kind to Obama for his failure to heed the advice of those before him.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Missing the Old Polaroid Camera

So, this weekend this happened.
Nude Jennifer Lawrence photos leaked by hacker who claims to have 'private pictures of 100 A-listers'
Nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as those purportedly showing other top Hollywood stars, were posted online in an apparent massive hacking leak.
An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress’s mobile phone, and those of 100 others, via Apple's online storage system iCloud.
The 60-odd pictures of Lawrence in varying stages of undress were then posted on the bulletin board website 4chan.
More than 100 A-list celebrities are alleged to have been targeted, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, models Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne and Kelly Brook, and TV host Cat Deeley.~snip~
There used to be a time when people wanted to take nude pictures the go to device was the old Polaroid camera. Snap and shoot and then after a few minutes you'd have a pic that you could store in a shoe box under the bed for whatever reason you wanted to keep them for.
The only way they would end up in the hands of others is if you gave them away. But even then the distribution would be pretty limited.
Nowadays with digital cameras and cloud storage there is a loss of control over your private photos and documents like there has never been before.
No matter how you feel about hackers the truth is hackers are going to hack and if you're anybody famous your intimate fun time photographs have the very real potential of getting out there in the wild on the internet.
Once that happens, no matter what you do, they'll be out there forever.
Advising people to not take nude photos of themselves or others is useless advice, mostly because shortly after photography was invented people started taking nude photos.
But, maybe if you're going to do it you might want to consider something that you have more control over.
Who knows....maybe now there'll be a surge in sales of Polaroid cameras?