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Friday, August 2, 2013

Forbidden!

Add to the list of words that must NEVER, EVER be uttered or written. (Except in the privacy of your own home in the company of other 'bigoted xenophobes')

The "C" word . . . No, not that "C" word! There's a new "C" word in town.

Dare I say it!?  Oh, why not?  I LIVE to offend! . . .

CITIZEN! (That felt good!)

Citizen, CITIZEN, CITIZENI can hear the citizens of Seattle gasping!


Get a grip!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sometimes Without, Or Inspite Of, Governmental Coersion...

. . . America just does the right thing. (Historical events that liberals would prefer to ignore)

Thanks to CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) – Members of Loyola University’s 1963 national champion basketball team will meet President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, 50 years after they helped break down racial barriers.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the 1963 Loyola Ramblers made history not only for rallying from a 15-point deficit to beat defending champion Cincinnati for the NCAA title; they were the first team to start four African-American players

On their way to the title, they faced Mississippi State in the semifinals, after that team had to sneak away in the middle of the night, because Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett, a staunch segregationist, wanted to prevent them from playing against an integrated team.

The Mississippi State Maroons and Loyola Ramblers ended up playing at Michigan State’s stadium.

“This is a real part of American history, and these guys lived it, and battled, and really stood up to some of these awful, awful things, and they still have a smile on their face,” said Loyola senior associate athletics director Pat Kraft. “They keep saying ‘we were just playing a basketball game.’”

Their matchup with Mississipi State came to be known as “The Game of Change,” and paved the way for Texas Western’s historic win over Kentucky in 1966, when Texas Western was the first team to start five black players. Texas Western beat Kentucky’s all-white team for the 1966 NCAA title.
This relatively quiet event lacked a lot of the drama that we've come to expect in all matters involving race. Nonetheless, the effects of this milestone were profound, far reaching, and dramatic . . . Amazing that such a noble turn of events could come to pass in a country SO full of racists! <--- sarcasm

Though not perfect, maybe America really IS basically a good and moral nation. We reflect on this ground breaking basketball team and, though it's not generally politically correct to do so, we celebrate how far we've come.

1963 NCAA Champion Loyola University Ramblers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nadal Hasan... An Islamist Until Proven Innocent


After four years, jury selection has finally started in the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. As it begins, Mr. Hasan, who is representing himself, wants EVERYONE to know that he's not at all happy with his attire.
FORT HOOD, Texas, July 9 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged with the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, said Tuesday he wants jurors to know he is being "forced" to wear a U.S. Army uniform.

During Tuesday's hearing, Hasan said he believes the Army uniform "represents an enemy of Islam."
"I can't take any pride in wearing this uniform," Hasan said. "I want the panel to know that, that I am being forced to wear it."

OK, this IS a court martial. But after all the public statements this scum has made, it's a shame, no, make that a disgrace, that he's allowed to wear the uniform at all. Of course it would also be unacceptable to permit him to don his preferred jihadi garb. So why not deck him out in an understated Victoria's Secret negligee  .  .  .  and a pig nose!? 


Monday, July 8, 2013

More Government By Regulatory Fiat

He couldn't his environmental agenda through Congress, so the President is attempting push his plan by issuing scores of new EPA regulations.

The Obama administration is looking forward to a host of new environmental regulations that go far beyond the president's plans to issue new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants.

The new regulations, previewed in the administration's spring regulatory roadmap released this week, cover everything from pollution runoff from military ships to landfill methane emissions, and in some cases will be issued long after called for under the law.
This September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to propose rules for greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants, and next June will issue draft rules for existing facilities.

Those dates match up with the timeline President Obama has given for the new regulations, which supporters have cheered as a major step in confronting climate change.

Though this tactic isn't new, it is surely unconstitutional and these economy killing regulations are extremely worrisome.  Obama is desperate for a "win" to promote his personal legacy, Constitution and individual liberty be damned!

Tell Congress to uphold and enforce the Constitution.  That is, after all, what they were elected to do!  And while they're at it, they need to force this President to do the same!

Addendum:

A little refresher for the President and Congress too courtesy of "School House Rock".
 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Head Shake Of The Day

Jennifer Lopez performed in Turkmenistan on Saturday where her performance included a chorus of "Happy Birthday" sung to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the country's leader.  Much to Ms. Lopez's chagrin, it was later discovered that Berdimuhamedow has been criticized for severe human rights violations and that Turkmenistan is classified as one of the most repressive societies in the world.

. . . Oops!

Predictably, Jennifer now regrets the whole ugly incident.
Lopez's publicist says the event was vetted* by Lopez's staff: "Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended."
Hasn't Jennifer or her highly qualified staff ever heard of Google or Bing?   How hard is it to spend ten minutes researching a venue that you not only can't locate on a map, but likely can't pronounce?  Then again, maybe when you're a world famous singer/performer, it's not where you're performing, but rather the number of tickets sold that matters.

 *vetted - There's that word again (see previous post).  Apparently "Lopez's staff" is as thorough and reliable as the Obama officials who are vetting the Syrian rebels.

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Hard To Sing Kumbaya When You've Been Beheaded

At a recent meet and greet Muslim outreach event at the White House, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, (radical cleric and good friend of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood) lobbied Obama administration officials for more help for Syrian rebels.  He must have made a good impression because according to the Wall Street Journal, the CIA has started shipping arms to Jordan with the intent to deliver them to vetted* Syrian rebels.  Meanwhile, Syrian insurgents (who I'm sure are in NO WAY the same as or connected to Syrian rebels) beheaded two Christians for allegedly cooperating with the Syrian Military. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident.

This is just another jewel in the crown of Obama's leading from behind, or from under the desk foreign policy. To be honest, from the outside looking in, it looks like one hot, uncongenial mess with no sign that peace, or respect for America will break out any day soon.

*vetted - This word is supposed to reassure you that nothing bad could possibly happen as a result of this action.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Primary Opponents Build Character

The Senate just passed a 1200 page *comprehensive* immigration bill that, as usual, few actually read.  These 14 Republicans were among the 68 yes votes:
Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
Jeffery Chiesa (N.J.)
Susan Collins (Maine)
Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Dean Heller (Nev.)
John Hoeven (N.D.)
Mark Kirk (Ill.)
John McCain (Ariz.)
Primary them all!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Obama: Taking Matters Into His Own Hands

. . . Now there's a phrase that ought to strike fear into the heart of every thinking American!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.
Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
Barack Obama, determined to fulfill his campaign promise to raise the cost of energy for every American, figured that if Congress won't give him what he wants, he'll just sidestep it. You can call it government by executive order or presidential memorandum . . . or you can just call it unconstitutional.  Clearly this is an erosion of  Constitutional principals and a concentration of power that takes us further down the road to tyranny.

With SO many scandals and so much going on, actions like these tend to go unnoticed. Don't let that happen.  Don't let this power grab go unanswered! Pay attention . . . and resist!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Goodbye "Fear Factor" . . .

. . . Hello "stick it in your ear factor"


Time was when America's enemies were hesitant if not plain old afraid to publicly fly in the face of  American policies and demands.  Those days are gone.  Take, for example, the case of Edward Snowden. Russia, China, and others are blatantly ignoring or defying American requests to cough up the increasingly infamous American fugitive.  SO blatantly in fact that it's a wonder President Putin didn't meet Snowden at the Moscow airport with flowers and a limo.

Nevermind what you think of Mr. Snowden's actions . . . the cost of Mr. Obama's policies are likely to be much more damaging to our country's future than anything Edward Snowden is likely to leak.

Obama's foreign policy chickens have indeed come home to roost, and America, sadly,  may never recover!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Billboard Bigotry?


Congressman Jim McDermott, who loves EVERYBODY [except for  conservatives] just the way they are, spotted it immediately.  Even the FBI couldn't pull one over on old Jim who noticed the bigotry of the Bureau's  new billboard campaign showcasing 16 of the world's worst terrorist. "You look at the pictures, they're all one color of folks", he declared! What a glaring lack of diversity . . . not an Amish, Native American, or albino in the bunch! The FBI would have you believe that the world's most successful terrorists are likely to fit a specific profile or something.  How ridiculous is that!?  But even if the Bureau has it right we can't have signs full of similarly colored terrorists now, can we? Perhaps a government sponsored affirmative action program to recruit "any color but brown" jihadis would result in a more pleasing, racially diverse billboard . . . Because in a politically correct global war on terror, isn't that all that really matters?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Freedom And Democracy In Action . . .

. . . in Washington D.C. (The poster child for LIBERTY), June 19, 2013:
Capitol Hill police are trying to block activists attending Wednesday's "Audit the IRS" rally from also attending a nearly day-long press conference on immigration, hosted by Reps. Steve King and Louie Gohmert. The IRS rally is on the west side of the Capitol, while the immigration event is on the east side. Organizers for the IRS event were told by Hill police that "your people" can only assemble on the west side. Organizers were told to remove the activists from the immigration event.
Reports of the death of the Tea Party have been greatly exaggerated.  On the other hand, reports of attempts to extinguish the movement by an administration hostile to the principles of small government and personal freedom have been, until recently, non existent.  Be assured, progressives in D.C. are using every weapon in their arsenal to neutralize Tea Party Patriots and policies they (we) espouse. They must NOT succeed.

Not today, NOT tomorrow, NOT EVER!

Addendum:

The far from dead Tea Party  'Audit the IRS' Rally at the Capitol today . . .


H/T to Nice Deb

Friday, June 14, 2013

Celebrate The Flag

Flag Day, June 14, 2013

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Fathers!

Headline in today's Daily Caller:

White House reconsiders pick of ‘Founding Founders’ over ‘Founding Fathers’
Throughout United States history, the group of men who assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to write the nation’s Constitution had been known as the “Founding Fathers,” a moniker used even on official government websites.

But the use of the “fathers” may have been a step too far for the Obama administration. In a Thursday post on the White House’s blog, Keith Donohue, the communications director for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives, announced that the papers of the “Founding Founders,” otherwise known as the Founding Fathers, are available online.
Chances are, the original headline was just a typo, but it does bring to mind recent efforts to rid ourselves of archaic terminology which is reflective of a male dominated (aka repressive and evil... unless you're a Muslim) society. Why not free ourselves from the shackles of gender weighted words entirely? Here's a "modest proposal'!

Let's just vote the term "father" right off the island entirely.  The proper designation should be "sperm donor".  Likewise, the outmoded term "mother" should be replaced with a less schmaltzy appellation like "incubator".  A person tasked with the care and feeding of the product of the sperm donor and the incubator should henceforth be referred to as a "parental unit".  To differentiate between or among parental units simply add a trailing numeral. Finally, 'woman and man', 'male and female' should also be banished for obvious reason! (Can you say *sexist*? . . . I thought you could!) These could be supplanted by their more scientifically precise identifiers of xx and xy (If you're unsure of your proper classification, you can look it up here).

Now, there are probably many more expressions that need revision, but this is a good start, though it's likely to make the greeting card industry unhappy! . . . I wonder what our "Founding Parental Units" would think!?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Would You Buy A Used Car From This Man?



After months of one scandal after another there are  increasing calls for President Obama to crawl out from under his desk and tell tell the American people what really happened in Benghazi, at the IRS, behind the scenes at the DOJ, and in the bowels of the NSA.  The likelihood of this happening is remote, but let's just say for argument's sake that he did .  .  .

.  .  .  Would you believe him?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Priorities . . . Obama Style

President Obama's Moving Remarks On The 69th Anniversary Of The Normandy Invasion

Woops, guess not!

The President's schedule for Thursday, June 6:


President Obama on the 69th anniversary of D-Day:

Barack Obama arrives at Moffett Field on June 6, 2013.
President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area for a visit that will include a pair of Democratic Party fundraisers tonight and a talk at the Fairmont hotel in San Jose on Friday morning.
Not to be critical <cough>, but in contrast . . .

George W. Bush on the 60th anniversary of D-day:

Pres. Bush meets with vets & their families June 6, 2004
Led by Chirac and President Bush, the cliff-top ceremonies were attended by thousands of aging American veterans, some of whom had not returned since they glimpsed France's Normandy coast from a distance in the half-light of dawn on June 6, 1944.

Anyone who's surprised . . . please raise your hand!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Normandy Remembered . . . The REAL Cost Of Freedom


More photos here



June 6, 1944 . . . So many gave all!

Can They Hear You Now?

The Barack Obama administration courtesy of the NSA now knows your phone number and every call you make!
The National Security Agency obtained a court order to collect the call records of millions of Verizon customers, according to a secret document obtained by the Guardian.
The sweeping order, issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, requires Verizon to give the NSA metadata on all calls within the U.S. and between the U.S. and foreign countries on an “ongoing, daily basis” for three months.
The data includes the phone numbers of both parties involved in the calls, the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number for mobile callers, calling card numbers used in the call, and the time and duration of the calls. It does not include the name or address of the subscriber or other account information, nor does it allow the content of calls to be recorded and collected. It may, however, include the location of the calls through cell site data.
The classified order was issued to the FBI by the secretive court on April 25 and allows the government to collect data until July 19 and hand it over to the NSA. The order came with a gag requirement that prevents Verizon from disclosing its existence. It covers only Verizon, and it’s not clear if other phone companies received similar orders.
The document reveals for the first time that the NSA is continuing to do massive datamining on millions of U.S. citizens under the Obama administration — a practice that spawned extensive criticism after it was first exposed in 2006 as part of a secret Bush Administration program that began in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
. . . Please read the rest of the article here.
While this datamining was started during the Bush administration under the Patriot act, the Obama administration has taken this and other practices to new and alarming heights.  This adds to mounting evidence that our federal government has become too big and is exercising power, that under the Constitution, it does not legally possess.  But we are a complacent nation and matters will only get worse until, or if, we wake up. We the people must stand up and demand an end to tyrannical practices like these.  We need to be more assertive, more involved, and LOUDER . . . Because *they* really need to hear us now!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Barack Obama's Revenge . . .

This morning's headline:

Susan Rice will replace Tom Donilon as national security adviser, the White House is expected to announce Wednesday.
Rice, currently the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be formally introduced in her new role by President Barack Obama at 2 p.m. ET. A White House official says Samantha Power, a former special assistant to the president on the National Security Council, will be nominated to replace Susan Rice as the U.N. ambassador.
You remember Susan!  She dutifully perpetuated the Obama administration's lie blaming the Benghazi debacle on a poorly made anti-Muslim YouTube video.  To reward her obedience/loyalty, The President, who took offence that almost NO ONE (not even some in his devoted mainstream media) bought Ms. Rice's unconvincing claims, has appointed her as National Security Advisor.  Conveniently, this position doesn't require Senate approval, and the ambassador will not be subjected to confirmation hearing where her decision to disseminate erroneous information would most certainly be questioned.

You can bet that Mr. Obama will have a self satisfied smile on his face as he parades Ambassador Rice out in front of the press at 2:00pm today.  It's certain that our petulant President considers this a personal victory . . . and a stick in the eye to those who refused to believe Ms. Rice's and the administration's fictitious account of events in Benghazi.

Meanwhile, we can all be assured that the individual advising our President on national security issues is either A: An imminently qualified liar, or B: Supremely clueless!

. . . Sleep well tonight!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Michigander Of The Year . . . (Posthumous)


 A 33-year-old Michigan woman who converted to Islam after marrying an Arab immigrant has been shot dead in Syria by government forces who claimed she was part of an al-Qaeda influenced group.

Thank you, Nicole, for making Michigan proud. (Nice hijab !) Your efforts might just make Michigan the  "Jihad Capital of The United States".  What a coup!  Well, it's something to shoot for, anyway!  And to think that Michigan was once famous for silly little things like its Great Lakes and that big bridge.

Afterthought:  Do dead female jihadis get 72 virgin males?  (sounds like hell to me!)

Monday, May 27, 2013

In The Words Of Ronald Reagan . . .

. . . the high cost of American freedom.  God give us the grace and the willingness to continue to pay the price to preserve this exceptional nation.


We ARE Americans!

Memorial Day, May 27, 2013

Some gave all . . .


It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. ~George S. Patton

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Voices Barack Obama Chooses To Ignore

When Barack Obama encouraged graduates at Ohio State University to ignore the "voices" that exhort us to avoid the dangers of oversized government . . .
“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some of these same voices also doing their best to gum up the works.  They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted
We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn’t want to. But we don’t think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it’s not about what America can do for us, it’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government.”
Perhaps the voices he was referring to were these . . .
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." ~Thomas Jefferson

 "You can't be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy." ~Ronald Reagan

"The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." ~Daniel Webster

"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." ~George Washington

"There will never be a really free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly." ~Henry David Thoreau

"No method of procedure has ever been devised by which liberty could be divorced from local self-government. No plan of centralization has ever been adopted which did not result in bureaucracy, tyranny, inflexibility, reaction, and decline." ~Calvin Coolidge

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." ~Harry Truman
 But consider recent headlines:
Then weigh these headlines against the warnings of the voices vs. the warning of Barack Obama. . .  and if you prefer "liberty and justice for all" to tyranny,  heed the voices!

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Largely Irrelevant Fact!

Senior adviser to the  President, Dan Pfeiffer appeared on Fox News Sunday and informed host Chris Wallace that the President's whereabouts during the events of 9-11 in Benghazi, Libya were beside the point, unimportant.
WALLACE: But with due respect, you didn't answer my question. What did the president do that night?

PFEIFFER: He was kept -- he was in constant touch that night with his national security team and kept up to date with the events as they were happening.

WALLACE: When you say his national security team, he didn't talk to the secretary of state, except for the one time when the first attack was over. He didn't talk to the secretary of defense. He didn't talk to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Who was he talking to?

PFEIFFER: He was talking to his national security staff, his National Security Council, the people who keep him up to date about briefings as they happen.

WALLACE: Was he in the Situation Room?

PFEIFFER: He was kept up to date throughout the day.

WALLACE: Do you not know whether he was in the Situation Room?

PFEIFFER: I don't remember what room the president was in on that night. And that's a largely irrelevant fact.
Though the fact that the President refuses to reveal his  location that day/night is troubling, there is a case to be made that Pfeiffer is right. Obama's location is largely not important, not only in the case of Benghazi, but in virtually every other scandalous event of his Presidency.  There's little indication that the outcome in Benghazi would been better had the President been in the "Situation Room" nor would more time in the Oval Office have improved the Affordable Care Act.  After all, when you're perniciously inept, you can make half assed, wrong decisions ANYWHERE. Thus, Obama, whether on the golf course, at a campaign event, or in the Situation Room, is successfully destroying this country .  .  . And THAT'S a relevant fact!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Obama Administration Officials . . .

. . . claim no cover up, no malice aforethought with regards to the administration's response to events in Benghazi.

According to them, they're just idiots!
The officials spoke to CBS News in a series of interviews and communications under the condition of anonymity so that they could be more frank in their assessments. They do not all agree on the list of mistakes and it's important to note that they universally claim that any errors or missteps did not cost lives and reflect "incompetence rather than malice or cover up." ...

"We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots," said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. "It's actually closer to us being idiots."
Idiots?  A label that may also apply to the folks down at the IRS who today in a Congressional hearing blamed their abuse of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status on "bad customer service" and "foolish mistakes"  while denying any specific targeting or partisanship.

Stupid, oh yes!  Too stupid to lie . . . nahhhhh!

Just lying idiots!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Comfortably Dumb



President Obama, who never met a military budget he didn't enjoy cutting,  holds a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to, among other things, attempt to once more explain his unwillingness or inability to protect two Navy Seals in Benghazi, Libya.  Unfortunately, it starts to rain .  .  . But don't worry, Mr. President, the Marines have YOU covered!

muttering under my breath

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reservoirs At Midnight

Seven foreigners were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir (Belchertown, MA) shortly after midnight on Tuesday.
State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
Just a bunch of engineers and college grads admiring the reservoir which supplies drinking water to Boston .  .  .  in the middle of the night.  Oh yeah, and although it's politically incorrect to notice, they're Muslims (They're also still roaming around free, as they were released.)

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

. . . Seriously, what? 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Image Of The Day 5-14

The IRS debacle explained in one image Via Da Tech Guy:


That pretty much says it all!

What Do You Call Saudi With A Doctored Passport And A Pressure Cooker?


Fortunately, federal agents recognized that this was not a joke waiting for a punchline, but with the help of a little *profiling* (purely speculation on my part)  they intercepted this potential threat at Detroit Metro Airport . . .
Federal agents arrested and charged a Saudi Arabian who flew into Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport from Amsterdam with a pressure cooker and an altered passport.
Pressure cookers were used to make the bombs that killed three at the Boston Marathon on April 15. They’ve also been used to make explosive devices in militant attacks in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.
The suspect, Hussain Al Khawahir, 33, was charged on Monday with making a false statement and with purposely using an altered passport, Raw Story reported. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious after noticing a passport page had been removed. They searched through his baggage and discovered the pressure cooker, Raw Story said.
The man initially said he was gifting the pressure cooker to his nephew, a student at the University of Toledo. But then he fumbled and changed his story, Raw Story reported, and “admitted his nephew had purchased a pressure cooker in America before but it ‘was cheap’ and broke after the first use,” the criminal complaint read, as Raw Story reported.
Bravo! Nice attention to detail, guys.  Profiling saves lives.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pray For America - May 2, 2013

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day. ~Abraham Lincoln

.  .  .  What we need is more time on our knees!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Photo Of The Day, Courtesy of Weasel Zippers



President Obama shares a moment of levity with Barbara Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.  Obviously, the President cracks himself up, but Mrs. Bush . . . not so much!

One Of These Things . . .

.  .  . is NOT like the other:

When a Christian says they're willing to die for their faith, their role model is usually someone like Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


When a Muslim "texts" their willingness to die in defense of Islam, their role model is likely someone like Mohamed Atta.


See the problem?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pulling Pressure Cookers . . . Predictable!


It had to happen, the only surprise is that it took so long . . .
Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday in which pressure cookers were used for the explosion, the cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling the items in their Massachusetts stores.
Has anyone proposed banning the sale of pressure cookers at garage sales yet?  You can't be too careful!!! . . . WAIT a minute, YES YOU CAN!

Pressure cookers do scare the crap out of me.  I'm afraid to use one for fear of blowing a hole in my kitchen ceiling, but pressure cookers don't kill ceilings, people who don't read directions kill ceilings! Nor do these maligned pots kill people . . . Islamic terrorists who build bombs inside pressure cookers kill people. 

Instead of running around flailing our hands in the air in an effort to DO SOMETHING, we should try focusing on, and dealing with, the real source of the problem .  .  .


.  .  . Even if it's NOT politically correct! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yes, President Soreloserman, It DOES All Come Down To Politics!


With his ego still tender from a stinging Senate rejection of "gun-control" legislation and surrounded by an obligatory collection "props",  President Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden yesterday  and pitched a major league hissy fit!
President Obama angrily blamed the defeat Wednesday of his centerpiece gun-control proposal on lies spread by the National Rifle Association, calling it “a pretty shameful day for Washington.”
“The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill,” Mr. Obama said in the White House rose garden about 90 minutes after the vote. “It came down to politics.”
Such passion, such determination, (such an angry face)! Makes you wonder why  the President hasn't displayed similar emotion with regards to our inability to obtain justice for the four Americans killed SO many months ago in Benghazi?

Can you say "selective (very political) outrage"?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

To Our Fellow Citizens In Boston . . .

Via The Looking Spoon:

Let's hope we can quickly discover the source of this terror and deal with it swiftly!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If You Look Up 'Quisling' In The Dictionary . . .

. . . Look whose picture you'll find!

quis·ling  

/╦łkwizliNG/
Noun: traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country.

Synonyms: traitor           

Monday, April 8, 2013

Whose Children Are They? . . .


According to Melissa Harris-Perry, they don't belong to you!

This is a terrifying point of view that is increasingly shared by those (including our President) who are advocates of big government and the nanny state.

We should take nothing for granted and must be vigilant, starting with our schools.  If these proponents can influence our children (and they are OUR children), then they will have gone gone a long way to permanently changing our society into something we will not recognize.

Margaret Thatcher, England's 'Iron Lady', Dies

In a statement this morning, David Cameron said it best:
"Today is a truly sad day for our country. We've lost a great prime minister, a great leader, a great Briton. As our first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher succeeded against all the odds. And the real thing about Margaret Thatcher is she did not just lead our country, she saved our country. And I believe she will go down as the greatest British peacetime prime minister."
And truly, she did save the British from themselves.  A great woman, whose words and ideals we should never forget!


Rest in peace, Lady Thatcher!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Memphis Soul Comes To The White House . . .

Via The Weekly Standard:
Next week Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and many others will perform at the White House in a "Memphis Soul" concert, the White House announced today.

"As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader. The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live.
It is likely that this 'cultural event' is costing *someone* some serious money!

. . . Meanwhile school children from Memphis (or any other American city) aren't allowed to tour the White House because with Sequester cuts there just isn't any money.

Curious!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

What's It All About?

It's all about gay marriage, the right of same sex couples to wed . . . BUT IS IT?  According to Daniel Greenfield, that isn't really the issue at all.
The only question worth asking about gay marriage is whether anyone on the left would care about this crusade if it didn't come with the privilege of bulldozing another civilizational institution.

Gay marriage is not about men marrying men or women marrying women, it is about the deconstruction of marriage between men and women. That is a thing that many men and women of one generation understand but have trouble conveying to another generation for whom marriage has already largely been deconstructed.

The statistics about the falling marriage rate tell the tale well enough. Marriage is a fading institution. Family is a flickering light in the evening of the West.
       Please read the rest.

This is simply the best, most thoughtful analysis of the subject that I've seen.

Why Aren't We Storming The Gates Of Hell?

.  .  . Which are obviously located in Washington D.C. . . .  Need proof? Read these headlines.

White House Yawns As ObamaCare Premium Spikes Loom - Investors.com

Little hope seen for millions priced out of health overhaul | Reuters

Border security in exchange for immigration reform? Napolitano says no deal. | WashingtonExaminer.com

Border security in danger? Agents' hours slashed | Fox News Video

Top Democrat tells Republicans he’ll rush immigration bill through Congress | WashingtonExaminer.com

Biden: Country is 'on the verge' of universal background checks - POLITICO.com

Joe Biden on Gun Control: ‘Let Me Say This as Clearly as I Can, This Is Just the Beginning’ | TheBlaze.com

. . . and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Seems like fighting these battles will take more than emails, faxes, and phone calls (not that you shouldn't continue doing all three).  Don't you think it's time for a couple of million "citizen patriots" to make their way to D.C. by any means possible to shut the place down?

If not now . . . WHEN?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Image Of The Day: Obama 'Does' Israel

With thanks to The Looking Spoon!


He leaves his mark EVERYWHERE he goes! (How's that Magnolia tree doing?)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23, 1775

Today is the 238th anniversary one of the greatest speeches of all time. It was given by Patrick Henry to the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. It is said that his powerful words were instrumental in persuading the Virginia House of Burgesses to send Virginia troops to The Revolutionary War.  His remarks were not transcribed but were reconstructed years later from the recollections of people who were present when the speech was delivered.




"Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death"

Friday, March 22, 2013

How Uncommon! Common Sense From The Senate

I'm sure it was purely unintentional and unlikely to happen again anytime soon, but please observe the acumen exhibited by Senator Jeff Sessions.


Instead of more government handouts WHY NOT help welfare recipients find jobs before we offer what few jobs there are to non-citizens?  WHY NOT create a climate conducive to job creation rather than creating new government programs to give the unemployed more 'free stuff'?  WHY NOT restore a work requirement to our welfare system to help the jobless keep their dignity and sense of self worth?  WHY NOT return to the principles set forth in our Constitution that protect a man's (woman's) God given right to pursue the American dream not provide him with a dream of the government's choosing?

WHY NOT?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Obamacare Turns Three . . .


The "Affordable Care Act", though not fully implemented, is one hot mess which needs to be dismantled before it totally ruins our health care system and destroys our economy.  We cannot accept this government run nightmare as settled law. It won't be easy, but we have to try.  There's too much at stake to be complacent.

"Earth Hour" Saturday March 23, 2013 - 8:30PM-9:30PM


. . . ALL of them!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Looking Forward to 2014

. . . Is this the best we can do?
Disgraced ex-governor Mark Sanford cleared the first hurdle of his political comeback bid on Tuesday night, earning a spot in a South Carolina runoff for the GOP nomination in his former congressional district.
And
Former Florida governor Charlie Crist might be making a comeback in 2014. A new Quinnipiac poll finds that the Republican turned independent turned Democrat leads Gov. Rick Scott (R) 50 to 34 percent among registered voters in the state.
Really?  Is this what we have to look forward to in 2014?  I sure hope not, but unless get motivated and moving we are in for a world of disappointment! (We might even wake up on Nov. 5, 2014 to find Ashley Judd sitting in the US Senate)

But fortunately, it's not all bad news . . .
Four months after she narrowly lost a Utah congressional race to Democrat Jim Matheson, Republican Mia Love says she is "seriously looking" at another run for the seat.

While attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, Love said that she hasn't made a decision yet but said she's ready to fight for Matheson's seat again.
That IS good news. If it doesn't get you off the couch and out the door there's little hope that anything will! (and little likelihood that Love's effort will be successful)
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ~Edmund Burke

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Harry Reid: Scumbag


Only a few hours after seven Marines were tragically killed in a training accident in Nevada, Harry Reid stepped forward to *hint* that the the accident and resulting deaths were the consequence of Sequester budget cuts.  Such a revelation would be horrific, were it true.  But it's not true.  Harry Reid is a heartless, soulless, lying piece of pooh, using dead Marines to further his political agenda.  If the people of Nevada have a shred of decency, they'll recall the wretched shameless cur. 


The Big Gulp Heard Around The World!


No Caption or comment required!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

I Report, You Decide

I tried to resist the temptation, but I couldn't!



I guess the devil made me to it!

(I'll let you draw your own conclusions)

Friday, March 15, 2013

The NRA At CPAC

Wayne LaPierre today at CPAC

Obama: In His Wildest Dreams

Apparently Barack Obama, when he's not busy trying to deep six the American dream, has dreams of his own.  Barack fantasizes about disguising himself (complete with moustache) in order to hang out with average Israeli citizens during his upcoming trip to Israel.


Ok, it's unlikely . . . but it might work, although I suspect his bejeweled Obama yarmulke  will give him away.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Allen West, No Bull At CPAC!

Vintage Allen West . . . Listen and be motivated.


Time to get off the couch and DO SOMETHING!

Habemus Papam: Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina


President Obama sent his regards . . .
"On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy. As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years—that in each other we see the face of God. As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day. Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI, I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security and dignity for our fellow human beings, regardless of their faith. We join with people around the world in offering our prayers for the Holy Father as he begins the sacred work of leading the Catholic Church in our modern world."
 . . .  Curiously lacking the usual image of "himself" (suitable for hanging in the Sistine Chapel.  Perhaps something understated . . . like this:



Monday, March 11, 2013

Here's To You, Nanny Bloomberg!

A New York state judge today struck down Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugary soft drinks!

Proceed to party!



24 beautiful ounces, Mikey!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

John Brennan Takes His Oath Of Office . . .

. . . on an early draft of the U. S. Constitution.  A draft so early that it's missing the Bill of Rights. All together now --

 "OH, the irony!"

But wait, there's more. Brennan isn't the first to take an oath of office on an alternative to the customary Bible. In January, Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D - Ariz.) took her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution, though her copy probably included the Bill of Rights.  Also, in 2007, Representative Keith Ellison put his hand on a copy of the Quran while being sworn into office. Name your poison! Coming soon . . . Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, The Satanic Bible,  or Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham.

Can you say "inclusive"?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rand Paul's Most Excellent Fillibuster Adventure

By now everyone's aware that Rand Paul conducted a 13 hour filibuster in the Senate yesterday.  It held up John Brennan's confirmation while exploring a justice department memo dealing with the President, the fifth amendment, and drones. Some loved the event, some hated it.  Personally, I rather enjoyed it as it seemed to reflect the spirit of the filibuster as it was implemented in the Senate in 1841, as opposed to its more recent use as mere threats.  It was also reassuring to note that it is still possible to focus attention on an issue that is being under reported or totally ignored by our apostate free press.  Drones may not be the most pressing issue of the day... but the filibuster really did capture the attention of the main stream media who in turn informed their audience of low information citizens that although the chance of being shot by a UAV, is remote, it IS a possibility. (If *someone* happens to wake up in a bad mood, Eric Holder happens to still be the Attorney General, and no one is paying attention)  Scary, yes . . . Constitutional, no!

Now then, will Mr. Paul's filibuster heal our deficit or create jobs for our unemployed?  Most assuredly, it will not, but Senator Paul's seeming dedication to the Constitution and the tenets contained therein was, and is, refreshing! We could use more of it!  Furthermore, it made the President look bad and annoyed Senators McCain and Graham for reasons that only someone corrupted by too much time in Washington D.C. could understand.  All in all, it was a pretty good use of 13 hours!

P.S.
Though Mr. Brennan went on to be confirmed by the Senate as expected, Rand Paul was one of 31 Republicans who voted against confirmation while John McCain and Lindsey Graham predictably voted to confirm.  There's a lot more work to be done.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A PSA FYI . . .

The Congressional hearing on "Policy Relevant Climate Issues in Context" (Global Warming) scheduled for this morning has been cancelled due to the D.C. snow storm.

*They* hate it when that happens! =-)


I thought I heard Al Gore whimper!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

No More White House Tours For You! (Do You Feel Punished?)

Today the White House (being in their usual vindictive mood) announced that all White House tours will be suspended due to the evil Republican generated Sequester . . .



If Sequester is misery, let's mitigate the pain by redistributing it! (No golf for you, Barack!)

Monday, March 4, 2013

White House Guide to Surviving Obama Drone Strikes

Courtesy of SooperMexican via The Morlock Revolt


I think you might also be safe while playing golf with Tiger Woods!

DHS Needs 2,700 MRAPs (Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles) To Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Cache

While we're still trying to figure out why our Department of Homeland Security feels the need to stockpile 1.6 billion bullets, we find out they've also purchased 2700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles.


It's difficult to come up with too many domestic uses for this particular vehicle . . . unless we're  going to be mining our border with Mexico. (WHAT? . . . and cut off the endless supply of new Democratic voters!?)

Let's add this up.  The government is trying decimate our 2nd Amendment while they buy up boatloads of ammo and purchase thousands of armored military vehicles for domestic use.

What more do you need to know!?