Empowerment, Not Entitlement!

We Need Empowerment, Not Entitlement

It Really Isn't All About "Me"!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Patience Of The American People And The Fiscal Cliff, Another Perspective

Here's a well expressed point of view from Doug, a friend of mine, who posted this on his Facebook page.  With his permission, I share it with you:
"The hour for immediate action is here, it is now," Obama said. "We're now at the last minute, and the American people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. ... We've got to get this done."

This just annoys me. If the house can't create a bill everyone agrees on and the senate can't either, then we do not need someone standing on the sidelines saying, "we need to get this done." When my employees can't figure something out it's my responsibility to step in and work it out with them, to walk them through the compromise, to lead. LEAD dammit. Sit them down, day and night, for the entire freaking week and weekend if you have to but LEAD, LEAD them to the solution. Don't blame them, don't tell them they failed, GET IN THERE dammit. TODAY.
I must confess, I've given up on the possibility that this President will lead anyone anywhere (Unless being lead astray counts), but I totally agree that leadership on both sides of the isle and in the White House is sorely lacking.   I also think the American people have long ago lost patience with the kabuki theater our elected representatives are trying to pass off as governance.

At the risk of souning like a broken record I thnk it's time to get rid of all of them!  Pink slips for EVERYONE. Perhaps that should be our New Year's resolution!?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Mad Dash For The Cliff, A Final Countdown:

It won't be long until we collectively hurl ourselves over the fiscal cliff, and into the abyss of financial ruin . . . Maybe the President and Congress will reach a compromise, or maybe not. Regardless,  I doubt that any plan devised by Barack Obama, John Boehner, and Harry Reid will save us.  To make matters worse, Tim Geithner today disclosed that United States will probably hit the debt ceiling on December 31.  But don't you worry, Timmy, who can't figure out how to use Turbo Tax, will save us . . .  at least for a month or two . . . or maybe not.  Odds are we're doomed! . . . unless, of course, we're aren't.


Strangely, I'm overcome with indifference, and quite frankly, Scarlet, I just don't give a damn!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. ~Matthew 1:23
Especially today, we celebrate the Son!

Merry Christmas to you, and yours . . .

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas . . . Our God IS With Us!

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said:
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!
 ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christmas ought to remind us that even when it seems that the entire world has lost its mind, God is still with us.  His redemptive plan WILL, in the end, prevail. It is, after all, about that Baby!  All IS well!  Believe it!

Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012

. . . I'm just askin'!

John Hammar To Be Released From Mexican Prison

. . . According to FOX News:
DEVELOPING: Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a gun charge, will be released today, his mother told Fox News Radio.
 Olivia Hammar said the judge hearing Hammar's case issued a ruling in his favor and that her son is to be released at a time on Friday yet to be announced. No more details were available. Hammar, 27, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been stuck in a notorious, drug cartel-controlled prison just 15 miles south of the U.S. border since Aug. 13, after he crossed into Mexico and declared an antique shotgun to Mexican customs officials.
Glad tidings coming just four days before Christmas.  I dare say this is best Christmas gift ever for the Hammar family . . .  and certainly good news for all of us at a time when good news seems hard to find.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

House Republicans Cancel Plan B Vote

 Via Market Watch:
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Republican leaders canceled a vote on a tax-cut plan linked to fiscal-cliff talks on Thursday night, saying it didn't have the votes to pass. The Republicans' "Plan B" would have extended tax cuts on incomes below $1 million. President Obama had said he would veto the bill, and House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement that it's up to Obama and Senate Democrats to avert the fiscal cliff.
Someone must be paying attention! Encouraging, but this is no time for complacency.  We can, and are making a difference.

Here is a phone directory for The House of Representatives. Give your representatives a call, urge them to remain strong . . . and while you have them on the phone, ask them to help secure the release of Marine Corporal John Hammar who is being unjustly held in a Mexican prison.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Conservative Leaders React To Speaker Boehner's 'Plan B'

Reacting to Speaker John Boehner's Plan B proposal, a group of conservative leaders today released the following statement:
As leaders of broad based American citizen groups we call upon Republican House Members to vote no on Speaker Boehner’s Tax Hike known as “Plan B.”  This tax increase bill is just like the tax increase proposal Nancy Pelosi offered last year on May 23.

Speaker Boehner, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and too many Members of the Republican conference have forgotten that the problem in Washington is too much spending and not too little taxation.

When the American people voted to return the Republican majority in the House last month we sent you to cut spending.  Instead, you are now voting on the Pelosi plan to increase taxes next year.

We urge Members of the House to vote no on the procedural rule to stop the Pelosi/Boehner tax plan from coming to the House floor for a vote.

Edwin Meese III, former Attorney General
Brent Bozell, President, ForAmerica
Erick Erickson, Editor, RedState.com
Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring
J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio Faith & Freedom Coalition
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
David N. Bossie, President, Citizens United
Alfred Regnery, President, The Paul Revere Project
William Wilson, President, Americans for Limited Government
Chris Chocola, President, Club for Growth
George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom
Michael Needham, Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America
Morton Blackwell, Chairman, The Weyrich Lunch
Peter Thomas, Chairman, The Conservative Caucus
Amy Kremer, Chairman Tea Party Express
Richard Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
David Y. Denholm, President, Public Service Research Council
Jim Backlin, Christian Coalition of America
Becky Norton Dunlop, former Reagan Administration official
Gary Bauer, President, American Values
David Williams, President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
David McIntosh, former Member of Congress, Indiana
Robert (Bob) Reccord, Exec. Dir., Council for National Policy
T. Kenneth Cribb, former Domestic Advisor to President Reagan

(All organizations listed for Identification purposes only)

Credit to: The Minority Report Blog

It's comforting to know that there are some conservatives in DC who are not willing to sell out their principles for the sake of political compromise. A compromise, I might add, that will do NOTHING to remedy the fiscal mess we're in.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Any Discussion Of "Gun Ownership" MUST Start . . .

. . . with a refresher course on the Constitution and the Second Amendment!

"In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment protects the “collective” right of states to maintain militias, while it does not protect the right of “the people” to keep and bear arms. If anyone entertained this notion in the period during which the Constitution and Bill of Rights were debated and ratified, it remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of the eighteenth century, for no known writing surviving from the period between 1787 and 1791 states such a thesis. The phrase “the people” meant the same thing in the Second Amendment as it did in the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments — that is, each and every free person."
~Stephen Halbrook, Ph.D (in his book, That Every Man be Armed)

Arm yourselves with knowledge . . . and a gun!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Doctors In Great Britain Call For A Ban On Long Pointed Kitchen Knives

. . . They point out that such knives, which are readily available in most kitchens,  can inflict a lot of damage and are used in almost half of all reported stabbings.  Furthermore, chefs they've consulted say these knives "have little practical value" (except, apparently, for puncturing someone who's royally pissed you off). OK, point taken (pun intended) . . . but why stop there!?  I suggest eliminating all kitchen utensils except for the spork! A spork is all any law abiding, peace loving citizen ought to need.  And while we're at it, why not do away with many dangerous garden implements too . . . starting with chain saws (which can leave nasty, gaping wounds and severed limbs). 

For the good of the human race, especially the children, we need more government regulation and we need it NOW.  Save us, oh Mother Government, from sharp and pointy objects . . . and from ourselves!

It Is For Us, The Living, To Remember . . .

And yet we are not without hope or comfort . . .

H/T The Looking Spoon

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Obama's Unbalanced Balanced Approached

Courtesy of the Senate Budget Committee's ranking member, Jeff Sessions, this graph clearly illustrates that Obama's solution to our financial crisis is no solution at all. (what a surprise)

Bottom line is that Obama's plan adds 8.6 trillion dollars to the debt.  Amazingly, this is he calls a serious offer.  Really? 

This President wants to raise taxes because he wants to raise taxes, not as sound economic policy since  the resulting revenues will not lower our debt (he plans on spending the resulting revenues anyway).  The ONLY remedy for the financial fix we're in is to stop spending money we don't have.  Our problem is SPENDING, a fact which Mr. Obama either doesn't comprehend or chooses to ignore.

It is the SPENDING, stupid . . . and that fact's NOT negotiable!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Right To Work . . .

It's not just for 23 other states anymore!

Governor Snyder signed the bills . . .

Feel free to spike the ball (It'll annoy a liberal!)

"Environmental Justice" For Nail Salons, An EPA Quest (Your Tax Dollars At Work)

'Environmental justice'? There's more to it than meets the eye, but as defined by the EPA, environmental justice is:
The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race or income, in the environmental decision-making process.
That very same EPA is spending 1.2 million dollars to insure a "healthy and safe environment" in nail salons.  WHEW!  It's about time!

The EPA has other similar projects on their docket, each one more important than the last, each one funded at your expense, and of course each one protecting minorities and the poor!

Is it racist or uncaring to suggest that this is money that might be better spent in other ways, especially given the state of our economy?  Not really, but it's guaranteed to be labelled as such.  Whatever!

Suggestion to those in D.C. laboring frantically to find ways to keep us from plunging off that financial cliff:  Cut wasteful government spending... Slash the EPA budget and eliminate programs promoting social and environmental justice.

And we call that... a good start!

Steven Crowder Attacted By Union Thugs At Michigan Right To Work Rally

Here we have the poster children for Union Organizing . . . Great PR, guys!

If sucker punching doesn't win 'em over ... threatening to kill them with a gun is sure to do the trick.  Union recruiting at its best!


Dana Loesch's radio interview with Steven Crowder regarding his encounter with union thugs.

Update 2:

Donate to the fund to find and prosecute the thugs that assaulted Steven Crowder.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Obama Quote Of The Day

Barack Obama in Detroit, blasting the pending Michigan 'Right to Work' law:
"You only have to look to Michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America.”
Right!  The unions have really revived Detroit.

Packard Motors Plant
Michigan Central Station
Vacant & Burned Out Houses

East Palmer Street, Detroit Michigan

Yup Yup, everything's coming up roses for "The Motor City"

Ok, Jesus Said We Should Do Good To Those Who Despitefully Use Us . . .

. . . But He never said we had to invite them to the White House!

Our National "host with the most" couldn't be at the lighting of the National Menorah because he was attending a star studded charity event at the White House. 
PSY, born Park Jae-sang, performed at a White House charity event on Sunday, despite a deeply controversial performance in 2004 that has shocked and outraged American fans.

The rapper showed off his signature dance moves while performing 'Gangnam Style,' which has the most watched YouTube video in history.
Missing form Psy's Sunday performance was that controversial 2004 hit titled, "Dear American":
Kill those f***ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those f***ing Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully
Catchy lyrics! Now, Psy apologized for this, and other past transgressions right after they became an issue in the American press (an apology of convenience, I suspect). Nonetheless, go ahead, forgive him, just don't give him a photo op at the People's House!

I know . . . I Know . . . TOO LATE!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hanukkah At The White House

The White House Menorah
"The President and Mrs. Obama typically host a White House reception for Hanukkah, but the event has not yet been announced.  The National Menorah will be lit on Sunday at 4:00 PM on the Ellipse behind the White House in a ceremony that dates back to the Carter Administration, but the President will not attend.  Along with the First Family, he is scheduled to attend the 'Christmas in Washington' program at the Newseum."
... The Obamas like to keep things at the White House understated and low key! (That's the best story I could come up with on short notice)

Happy Hanukkah anyway!

Oh NO He Didn't . . .

. . . Oh YES, he did!

This is the photo that Mr. Wonderful posted with his Pearl Harbor Remembrance tweet.  He's out of control, somebody STOP him for his own good!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 7, 1941

Who knows if or how the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is taught in schools these days.  It was, to borrow a phrase from Joe Biden, a BFD... an event that changed the world.  Can you imagine what might have happened had our current administration been in charge on that day in December?  It is likely that the Japanese would have seized control of the Golden Gate Bridge before any retaliatory action would have been considered. Instead of at war, we would have found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a man caused disaster!  It would have been down hill from there.

Fortunately that wasn't the case.  In those days our nation had a collective spine, and a leader, who though FAR from perfect, at least wasn't ashamed of America.  Thank God (and you should) for those who lead us through those perilous days and for those brave souls who fought and died to save the world.

He Wants To Be Perfectly Clear . . . And So Do I

“I want to send a very clear message to people here: We are not going to play that game next year,” Mr. Obama said in remarks to the Business Roundtable, a trade group. He said Washington needs to “break that habit before it starts,” referring to the way Republicans would like to use the debt limit to negotiate further spending cuts.
 It's not a game at all, but clearly this President seems to be involved in a serious game of chicken, while the Republicans are playing "Let's Make A Totally Unacceptable Deal". To our elected leaders it's all fun and games... until someone loses a job, or a house, or a 401K.  The President is behaving like a spoiled petulant child,  the Republicans are acting like they've forgotten the principles they were elected to defend, and Congressional Democrats appear as though the only principle they have is "hating the rich".

Negotiate!?  None of them knows the meaning of the word, nor do they understand the relationship between spending and debt. Beneficial tax reform and governement downsizing are impossible with this insane clown posse running things. I'm convinced they really do think that money grows on trees! (Ben Bernanke told them so)

A POX on all their houses!

They ALL need to go.  Yesterday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Banned In Arkansas!!!!

Shocking, isn't it!? Thank you, Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, (Apparently, they are SO open minded that their brains fell out!) . . . and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How Do You Spell EXCESSIVE?

. . . 54 Christmas Trees in the White House, that's how!

That's double last year's tree count... But at least something besides the number of people on food stamps is going up!

The tree glut is especially curious in light of the fact that the Obama's won't be home for Christmas.  They'll be leaving on the 17th to vacation in beautiful Hawaii, and won't be back to the White House until after the first of the year.  Maybe they're leaving the trees for Bo to enjoy (and utilize)?

I wonder if the poor and elderly victims of Sandy who are still without lights, a hot meal, or indoor plumbing might find this rather outrageous example of conspicuous consumption just a teensy bit annoying?

. . . Four more years!? *groan*

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Barack Obama Honors Rosa Parks

... on this, the 57th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on the bus.  He did so by posting a poignant photo:

No ... not that one.

I like that one, but no, not that one either.

That's the one!  Brought tears to my eyes.  And just what you'd expect from someone who, after the death of Neil Armstrong, saw fit to honor him by posting this photo:

If it weren't for bad taste, he'd have no taste at all!

Bronco Bamma Continues To Channel Lucy Van Pelt

The President In his weekly campaign address (what's he running for again?) said (for the umpteenth time):
So let’s begin by doing what we all agree on. Both parties say we should keep middle-class taxes low. The Senate has already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. Democrats in the House are ready to do the same thing. And if we can just get a few House Republicans on board, I’ll sign this bill as soon as Congress sends it my way.
Now there's a promise he can keep!  He'll sign that bill before the ink is dry,  heck, he won't even stop to read it! (I think I took two sarcasm pills this morning)  But what then?  What happens after we soak the rich? No one really thinks that will cure what ails us,  but hurry up and pass the bill... There will be time to discuss other issues later, after we've avoided the dreaded cliff.

We can negotiate spending cuts, entitlement reform, tax overhaul, and an end to government fraud and waste next Tuesday... pinky promise!

Are you buying this?

. . . Me either!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Obama's Grand Proposal: Tax Now And Cut Spending Later . . . Honest!

Barack Obama claims to be seeking a balanced solution to our impending fiscal disaster. He proposes we raise taxes now and talk about spending cuts later. Sound familiar? Ask Ronald Reagan, or George H.W. Bush how similar bargains worked out for them.

I bet even Charlie Brown can shed some light on the subject.

Unlike Charlie Brown, most of us DO mind Obama's dishonesty in addition to being offended by his belief that we're stupid.  Unfortunately, it's entirely possible that  some members of Congress actually ARE that stupid.  And so it is important that we remind our esteemed elected representatives that we will not tolerate surrender in the name of compromise, nor are they to accept the word of their progressive adversaries, even if they offer up a signed and notarized document!

Call your Congressperson!

Don't Forget To Read The Fine Print

The headline reads: "Weekly Job Claims Fall".  I'm sure the administration will make as much political hay out of this headline as they possibly can.  But before we put on our party hats, we really need to read the fine print.

From the same article:
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 390,0000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, a better measure of labor market trends, increased 7,500 to 405,250, the highest level since October last year.
OK, so I'm exaggerating slightly, the print's not THAT fine . . .
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 390,0000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, a better measure of labor market trends, increased 7,500 to 405,250, the highest level since October last year.
Food and energy prices continue to rise, jobs remain scarce, layoffs plentiful, government spending is out of control, and the country is perched on the edge of a financial abyss.  The average American knows that all is NOT well.  So rather than handing out party favors and the assets of the wealthy, this administration would do well to read the not so fine print . . . which in reality has become the handwriting on the wall . . .

H/T Graffiti Creator

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why We're in Trouble . . .

'I want to plug it in'! . . .

'NO, you can't plug it in'!

 Via The Washington Free Beacon:
A federal judge has been forced to intervene in a dispute between two unions over who is in charge of plugging and unplugging refrigerated shipping containers at the Port of Portland.

Oregon district court judge Michael H. Simon ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to abandon its efforts to snatch the responsibility of manning the outlets from the rival International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

“[The ruling] simply means that the same people who have been doing the work since 1974 will continue to do it,” said IBEW spokesman Norman Malbin.
Tell you what, if it needs plugging in, why doesn't someone, . . . ANYONE, (with, or without a union card) just plug the damn thing in? Can you say 'rotten fruit of collective bargaining'? One can only wonder what happens when the plug turns up broken?
To state the obvious, over regulation and excessive rules cost time, and money. STOP IT!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Assume An Attitude Of Gratitude

This past year, to paraphrase a quote, has been "the best of times, and the worst of times"... I'm still looking for the "best" times.  I'm confident they're in there *somewhere* because, after all, I'm a misanthrope, not a pessimist. The trials we've experienced and the circumstances we find ourselves in have caused sleepy Americans to wake up, and for that we should be grateful. We have more trials and battles ahead of us, but all in all we still live in the greatest nation in the world.  We are a blessed people. Reflect on that!

And so, today, for friends, family and the abundant blessings we all too often take for granted, WE GIVE THANKS!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Obama's "I'm Determined To Be A Public Embarassment World Tour" Part (I've lost count)

President Obama meets Myanmar (Burma) opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, awkwardness and embarrassment ensue:

H/T The Blaze

He couldn't pronounce her name but that didn't stop him from showing the Nobel Prize winner and all of Myanmar just how warm and friendly Americans can be.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

When A Woman Does Something Stupid, It's Not A "Women's" Issue . . . It's An Issue Of "STUPIDITY"!

On Sunday, September 16,  Ambassador Susan Rice went on all five Sunday morning talk shows and blamed a now infamous, poorly made anti-Muslim YouTube video for the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. She did this with a straight face and virtually NO factual support...

"Stupid", you say?  Well, according to a dozen or so Congresswomen, you'd be a sexist racist . . . or is it a racist sexist?   Apparently gender and race trump the truth in most cases. (provided it's the right gender and the right race . . . GOD!  Will someone PLEASE provide me with a manual!?)

The questioning of Ambassador Rice's veracity and acuity  also infuriated our President who vigorously defended Ms. Rice by pointing out that she had NOTHING to do with Benghazi  . . . Which makes you wonder why on earth she was chosen to promote and defend the administraion's delusive account of  the Benghazi debacle.  Maybe it was connected with her willingness to do what she was told without questioning, and her ability to memorize and recite fallacious talking points?  But then, THAT  would be (regardless of gender, race, sexual proclivity, religious preference, or birthplace) really stupid!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Update On The Obama Economic Recovery: Happy Days Are Here Again!

Oregon Cuts Jobs
Oregon employers cut a seasonally adjusted 2,400 jobs in October as they slashed hiring for a second straight month.
Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Eliminates 950 Jobs
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says it will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of June
TI Cuts 1700 Jobs
Texas Instruments said it will lay off about 1,700 workers, or about 5% of its total workforce, as part of a restructuring that will see it exit the market for mobile chips that power smartphones and tablets, including Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Minnesota Employers Cut 8100 Jobs In October
Minnesota employers cut 8,100 jobs statewide in October, by far the worst monthly job report of the year
Jobless Benefit Rates Skyrocket
The U.S. Labor Department Thursday said first-time jobless benefits claims rose by 78,000 in the week ending Saturday.
U.S. Poverty Rate Spikes, Nearly 50 million Americans Affected
As President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term, new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.
Under the masterful guidance of Bronco Bamma our economy is ROARING back!  Can't you just feel it!?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rumor Has It . . . Secretary Of Defense, John Kerry?

This John Kerry? . . .

Really? . . . REALLY? Surely this is someone's idea of a bad joke or a scheme to induce mass vomiting. Then again, maybe it's true,  just part of this President's plan to fundamentally transform our military. It would be hard to conceive of a better way to demoralized those who currently serve or to depress future enlistment than this clearly irrational appointment.

There is apparently NOTHING this man won't do to reshape this nation into his own image.

Join the resistance!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Post Election: To Lie Down Or To Stand?

 Choose to stand.  Join the Obama Resistance.

The time to decide is now.  We need to accept the fact that we lost a battle, but not accept the methods and instruments by which we were defeated.  The war continues. If we allow the questions we have to go unanswered or do not challenge the obvious irregularities we observed in this election, we are doomed to enjoy more of the same (on steroids).

Seek out like minded patriots, share your observations, develop strategies, and actuate a response.  Do not accept failure as inevitable. Emulate Allen West.

Conceding, might be the mannerly thing to do, but it is not the right thing to do when it represents capitulation.

The Election Through The Eyes Of ZoNation

One of the best analyses of the Nov. 11th Election that I've seen.  Watch, and learn.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Perpend This . . .

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them  ~Voltaire
. . . discuss it amongst yourselves.

. . . and then respond accordingly.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

On Veterans' Day: With Profound Thanks!

That safety and security we all too often take for granted . . . They built that!  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Election: Fast Forwarding Through The Five Stages Of Grief

The ballots haven't been totally redistributed yet, but the Obama administration, not wanting to waste a moment of Obama Trashes The U.S. Economy Part II, has leaped into action.  On Friday it was announced that they have safely locked up 1.6 million acres of western lands, declaring them off limits to oil shale and oil sands development. Who needs a trillion barrels of oil anyway!? 

The point is, Obama has kicked into high gear, while we're still working our way through the five stages of grief and loss. To say that we have a herculean task ahead of us is an understatement.  The longer we delay, the further behind we get and let's NOT forget that we are going to have to battle some of our own along the way.  So ditch the pity party and fast forward all the way to "acceptance". . .  Yup, we got our collective asses kicked.  Get over it! We've got some ass kicking of our own to do.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Election May Be Over . . . But The Chair

. . . is still empty!

Elections Have Consequences!

. . . Some of them seemingly unintended.  Courtesty of American Thinker, here's a partial list of companies who, post-Obama victory, will be laying off or firing employees.
Teco Coal officials announce layoffs
Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150
Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs
600 layoffs at Groupon
More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator
Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries
130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure
Stanford brake plant to lay off 75
Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers
ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills
SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100
Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees
CVPH lays off 17
New Energy lays off 40 employees
102 Utah miners laid off because of 'war on coal', company says
US Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs
Career Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses
Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs
First Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016
Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)
Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base
AMD trims Austin workforce - 400 jobs slashed
100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota
Exide to lay off 150 workers
TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620
More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)
Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwide
Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers

And in Utah on Nov. 7, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray offered up this prayer before  laying off 156 employees
Dear Lord:
The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals of our Founders. And, away from the idea of individual freedom and individual responsibility. Away from capitalism, economic responsibility, and personal acceptance.
We are a Country in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom.
My regret, Lord, is that our young people, including those in my own family, never will know what America was like or might have been. They will pay the price in their reduced standard of living and, most especially, reduced freedom.
The takers outvoted the producers. In response to this, I have turned to my Bible and in II Peter, Chapter 1, verses 4-9 it says, “To faith we are to add goodness; to goodness, knowledge; to knowledge, self control; to self control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, kindness; to brotherly kindness, love.
Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build. We ask for your guidance in this drastic time with the drastic decisions that will be made to have any hope of our survival as an American business enterprise.
. . . And AMEN!

A BIG thank you to those who decided to sit out this election, and to those who opted to pull the lever to give Barack Obama another opportunity to finish us off entirely!  Sleep well tonight.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"The Show Is Over, Say Good-bye"

How about that election!!??  I'm not sure exactly how it happened or why, I'm not sure that anyone really does. But, to keep it pithy, what I do know is, they won and we (the good guys, of course) lost. Let me repeat that for emphasis.  Allen Grayson won.  Mia Love and Allen West lost.  Chew on that for a while.

I'll let you know what the silver lining is as soon I either figure it out, or spin it out of this feces stained urine soaked pile of straw I found myself in this morning.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Repost: Vote! This Old Man Is Depending On You.

Vote on Election Day! This old man is depending on you! (via The Political Commentator)

One sunny day in January, 2013, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the US Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."  The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr.…

Barack Obama, Cutting Red Tape With Dull Sissors

“So I want to repeat — my message to the federal government: No bureaucracy, no red tape. Get resources where they’re needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration.”  ~Barack Obama
As of yesterday, millions of hurricane victims are still without electricity, gasoline, and food, while electrical crews from Georgia, Alabama, and Illinois, who had come to help, were sent home because they weren't members of a union. Apparently cutting the red tape is as difficult as finding a shovel ready job.  Where does this buck stop, Barack?

Vote . . . JUST VOTE!

If you don't, someone may vote for you! (even if you're dead)  So let's roll!  No excuses.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Public Service Announcement . . .

I hope you remembered to set your clocks back last night.  And, please remember to vote for Mitt Romney on TUESDAY.  Finally, if you have a neighbor with an Obama sign in their yard, be neighborly and offer to drive them to the polls on WEDNESDAY!

God!, get me OFF this rollercoaster.  If I NEVER see another Presidential poll, it will be too soon.  Come on, Tuesday!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Rudy Giuliani Rips *Him* A New One At The Romney Rally In Ohio

That's what I'm talking about!!!  Three more days.  Pray like your future depends on it . . . cause it does!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Rotten Fruit Of Liberalism

Hurricane Sandy churned slowly up America's east coast leaving plenty of destruction along the way.  It was an event well covered by the media with maps and warnings broadcast around the clock for days. Residents living in the projected path were warned to prepare for the worst. Many were urged to evacuate.  Eventually the storm got up close and personal with New Jersey where it decimated most of the Jersey coast.  Hoboken did not escape.  I'm sure there are hundreds, maybe thousands of stories that will be told about what transpired in Hoboken, but one has floated (so to speak) to the top.
Tempers are flaring in Hoboken, N.J., as residents complain officials in the flooded city on the Hudson River have been slow to get out food and water to the stranded.
At the National Guard staging area in front of City Hall, a man screamed at emergency officials. He says he blew up an air mattress to float over to City Hall to see why no supplies were getting out. He says he lives just blocks away and was expecting the city to at least get out food and water.
NOT that the people affected by this storm don't require some assistance, but for the love of GOD, it wasn't like this tempest should have come as a surprise to anyone who wasn't in a coma.  If you lived on the Hudson River, you might have suspected that flooding was in your future.  If evacuating further inland to a hotel or shelter didn't appeal to you, you might  have wanted to visit a Walmart to purchase some bottled water, ready to eat food, batteries, candles, and some thermal underwear.  But NOOO!, not according to this guy! Progressively educated folk know it's better to do absolutely nothing.  If a catastrophe occurs, wait for the government to come to your rescue . . . and, when they don't, make sure you have an air mattress so you can paddle to City Hall and bitch!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

He Didn't *Really* Say That, Did He?

He DID! . . . He said that! What a tin eared, soulless hypocrite! "We leave nobody behind" . . . Balderdash!  Just ask Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith if they believe that crap . . . Oh wait, we can't ask them . . . they're dead!

A Simple Question

Why did the Obama administration quickly distribute this photo of our meretricious President and his posse in the situation room formulating a quick government response to Hurricane Sandy . . . while failing to do likewise for the attack of our consulate in Benghazi?

Photo Of The Day: At The Tomb Of The Unknown

Hurricane Sandy or no Hurricane Sandy . . .

. . . THIS is what America looks like!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Benghazi: Have They No Honor? Have They No Shame?

Pat Caddell doesn't think so . . .

. . . and neither should anyone else. Nothing about this is acceptable.  Our government is lying to us, and journalists who ought to be digging for the truth are instead trying to bury it. No shame, no honor.

Amazingly, it is with grace and honor that Charles Woods, father of sacrificed former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods, addresses this unholy mess:

Mr. Woods deserves answers.  America deserves answers.  America is better than this.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Your First Time, Part II

. . . Anyone besides me think that Steven Crowder is prettier than Lena Dunham!?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

There You Go, Projecting Again!

 According to The Weekly Standard this morning:

President Barack Obama told Rolling Stone that Mitt Romney is a "bullshitter." Mike Allen reports:
FIRST LOOK – Rolling Stone cover, “Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview,” by Douglas Brinkley: “We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”’”
There's BS in there somewhere, but I don't think it has anything to do with Mitt Romney.  It's true that an all too familiar stench of crap wafts through the air of this campaign.  I detected it during the last debate when President Obama denied that sequestration would ever be implemented.  I noticed it again in that same debate when Mr. Obama proudly claimed that Al Qaeda is nearly extinct. The stink of excrement also permeates our leader's ever changing explanation of events surrounding the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  Heck, virtually any time the President walks into a room, the bouquet of bull follows close behind.

So, Mr. President, you really need to quit projecting your own shortcomings on others.  Why don't you stop and scrape the manure off your own shoes before you blame anyone else for the foul air.  That unpleasant odor you smell . . . is you!

Smile For The Day! (We Could Use One)

GM, the deadbeat of America . . . Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Read It And Weep, Barack

Last night Barack Obama challenged us to fact check Mitt Romney's position on the auto industry bailout.  Obama claims Romney was against government help for the carmakers, favoring rather to effectively liquidate the industry.

Challenge accepted.  Here's Governor Romney's NY Times Op Ed from September of 2008.  (The headline is: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", which seems rather harsh, but Romney didn't write the headline.)

"IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.
Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.
I love cars, American cars. I was born in Detroit, the son of an auto chief executive. In 1954, my dad, George Romney, was tapped to run American Motors when its president suddenly died. The company itself was on life support — banks were threatening to deal it a death blow. The stock collapsed. I watched Dad work to turn the company around — and years later at business school, they were still talking about it. From the lessons of that turnaround, and from my own experiences, I have several prescriptions for Detroit’s automakers.
First, their huge disadvantage in costs relative to foreign brands must be eliminated. That means new labor agreements to align pay and benefits to match those of workers at competitors like BMW, Honda, Nissan and Toyota. Furthermore, retiree benefits must be reduced so that the total burden per auto for domestic makers is not higher than that of foreign producers.
That extra burden is estimated to be more than $2,000 per car. Think what that means: Ford, for example, needs to cut $2,000 worth of features and quality out of its Taurus to compete with Toyota’s Avalon. Of course the Avalon feels like a better product — it has $2,000 more put into it. Considering this disadvantage, Detroit has done a remarkable job of designing and engineering its cars. But if this cost penalty persists, any bailout will only delay the inevitable.
Second, management as is must go. New faces should be recruited from unrelated industries — from companies widely respected for excellence in marketing, innovation, creativity and labor relations.
The new management must work with labor leaders to see that the enmity between labor and management comes to an end. This division is a holdover from the early years of the last century, when unions brought workers job security and better wages and benefits. But as Walter Reuther, the former head of the United Automobile Workers, said to my father, “Getting more and more pay for less and less work is a dead-end street.”
You don’t have to look far for industries with unions that went down that road. Companies in the 21st century cannot perpetuate the destructive labor relations of the 20th. This will mean a new direction for the U.A.W., profit sharing or stock grants to all employees and a change in Big Three management culture.
The need for collaboration will mean accepting sanity in salaries and perks. At American Motors, my dad cut his pay and that of his executive team, he bought stock in the company, and he went out to factories to talk to workers directly. Get rid of the planes, the executive dining rooms —
all the symbols that breed resentment among the hundreds of thousands who will also be sacrificing to keep the companies afloat.
Investments must be made for the future. No more focus on quarterly earnings or the kind of short-term stock appreciation that means quick riches for executives with options. Manage with an eye on cash flow, balance sheets and long-term appreciation. Invest in truly competitive products and innovative technologies — especially fuel-saving designs — that may not arrive for years. Starving research and development is like eating the seed corn.
Just as important to the future of American carmakers is the sales force. When sales are down, you don’t want to lose the only people who can get them to grow. So don’t fire the best dealers, and don’t crush them with new financial or performance demands they can’t meet.
It is not wrong to ask for government help, but the automakers should come up with a win-win proposition. I believe the federal government should invest substantially more in basic research — on new energy sources, fuel-economy technology, materials science and the like — that will ultimately benefit the automotive industry, along with many others. I believe Washington should raise energy research spending to $20 billion a year, from the $4 billion that is spent today. The research could be done at universities, at research labs and even through public-private collaboration. The federal government should also rectify the imbedded tax penalties that favor foreign carmakers.
But don’t ask Washington to give shareholders and bondholders a free pass — they bet on management and they lost.
The American auto industry is vital to our national interest as an employer and as a hub for manufacturing. A managed bankruptcy may be the only path to the fundamental restructuring the industry needs. It would permit the companies to shed excess labor, pension and real estate costs. The federal government should provide guarantees for post-bankruptcy financing and assure car buyers that their warranties are not at risk.
In a managed bankruptcy, the federal government would propel newly competitive and viable automakers, rather than seal their fate with a bailout check."

Now you've read it, which apparently is a lot more than the President  did!  'Managed bankruptcy' sounds a lot like the 'managed bankruptcy' GM and Chrysler eventually went through, the difference being that Romney didn't favor the sweet deal the unions got in the process.

Obama's claim is false . . . SO blatantly false that I can't believe he keeps repeating it.  He's either a pathological liar, or he thinks we're profoundly stupid.  I suspect it's a bit of both.

OH LOOK! A Bayonet!

This is a photo dated February 29, 2012 of U.S. Marines in training.  Note the pointy objects on the ends of their rifles.

Staff Sgt. Bryan Reza, drill instructor, Company B, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, corrects recruit Kevin D. Dezelske, Platoon 1035, Co. B, as he learns bayonet techniques as part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training Feb. 29 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Each recruit is taught how to properly execute bayonet techniques and then put in a simulated combat environment. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Crystal Druery)
. . . Someone go inform the President!