Saturday, September 26, 2009

Θα μπορούσατε να είχατε ακούσει εμάς, αλλά δεν έχετε

(Translation from the Greeks: You might have listened to us, but you didn't.)

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:

  • Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29

  • Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000

  • Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million

  • Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Democrat territory mostly
encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Listen Up and Listen Good Folks

Often, when people get all revved up in the idea of yet another free handout from the fed, they do not stop and consider the consequences.
The idea of a free health care plan has sent many into the kind of mental-flat line that often precedes really, really bad policy decisions.

"We have a right to healthy care."

"No one should go broke when they get sick."

"Everyone should get to go to the doctor."

"America is the only industrialized nation that doesn't provide care for all it's citizens."

To begin with, you DO NOT have a right to health care coverage. The reason? Simply put, because your rights are not and cannot be given by the government. I know this seems like an abstract concept, but put a little thought into it and you'll understand what I mean.

Secondly, of course no one should go broke when they get sick. But shit happens. The fix for this relatively minor national issue is not to make the entire nation go broke. Cross-state plans and less regulation means more plan availability and thus lowered prices from competition.

Everyone can see the doctor. It is illegal to deny anyone medical care in the country. It's is important to leave that the way it is now for two reasons. #1 If keeping it illegal to deny care, but not offering a socialized plan, it keeps the number of people without insurance/money who seek medical treatment relatively low. #2 If you just open the gates and allow anyone care at the public's expense that relatively low number who still seek treatment will swell into a tidal wave that will rapidly swamp the system.

This idea that America should socialism it's medical system because Europe and a few other industrialized nations have done it is absurd. Those nations are going broke from their systems, which are all wrought with corruption, bad care, and abominable track records.

And now we have this. Another example of what people don't think about when it comes to relying on the fed to take care of you.
It's not just the added taxes that you will pay, the cost is the loss of liberty.
Remember, the Boston Tea Party wasn't about high taxes on tea, it was because the King mandated that the colonies could only buy their tea from England. The loss of Freedom to choose, the loss of liberty.

Today it was discovered that the cost of obama care will result in the loss of liberty and freedom in the most literal sense:

"Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold.""

The Note.

The question that led to the note.

The source.

People, learn this, know this, understand this. It may seem like a great idea for the Fed to give everyone health care. But the price IS going to be more than you will be willing to pay, And you aren't going to really understand that cost until it's too late.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

And I Used To Think She Was Kinda Hot....

Check out this video:

Summary: Some guys ask actors in a movie called "The Age of Stupid" ( which is about man-made global warming and the evils of flying on air planes ) how they got to the premiere of the movie in New York.

Here's a Hint: Jillian Anderson didn't swim.

Much like the elite liberals, "green" proponents are an endless source of humor for me.

Special guest appearance by quintessential liberal clown, Moby.

The Hairs On The Back Of My Neck Are Starting To Stand Up Again.

It looks like the barbarians are moving toward a major strike here again. Or, to be more precise, a series of attacks similar to those in Europe over the last few years.

>>>>"Zazi Indicted For Conspiring To Detonate WMD Denver Shuttle Driver Allegedly Bought Products From Beauty Supply Stores To Make Bombs With."
>>>>"Twice in the past two days, SEPTA officials have alerted police to men taking pictures on the Broad Street subway line in South Philadelphia."

>>>>"RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Two men charged in North Carolina last month with plotting terrorist attacks overseas also planned to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, authorities said on Thursday."

>>>>"WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - An Illinois man was ordered held on Thursday on charges he tried to blow up a federal building in the state capital, a case unrelated to the New York terrorism plot."

>>>>"Federal authorities arrested a 19-year-old Jordanian citizen whom they said placed an inactive car bomb today at Fountain Place, a 60-story skyscraper in downtown Dallas. "

Well No Kidding Redux

So, the "Stimulus Package" has been working after all. Bet the people who were for this didn't think it would turn out like this:

"WASHINGTON — The $787 billion economic recovery package also is stimulating growth in the federal government as agencies hire thousands of workers and spend millions of dollars to oversee and implement the package, according to government records and spokesmen.....That's helped fuel the continued growth of the federal government, which increased by more than 25,000 employees"

Like I've been saying. People should know their history. When the "one" was saying he wanted an FDR style stimulus, most people didn't know that FDR's "New Deal" Wasn't about fixing the economy, it was about expanding federal authority. Bad way to have to learn it again.

Too Cool. I Think I'm Gonna Join.

I had no idea that there was a civilian defense force for the great State of Michigan outside of the myriad civilian militias that dot the state.

If you're a Michigander, give it a consideration.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Pleasant Departure From Politics

How cool is this?

"India’s lunar mission finds evidence of water on the Moon"

"Dreams of establishing a manned Moon base could become reality within two decades after India’s first lunar mission found evidence of large quantities of water on its surface. "

(From the UK Times: )

I dig that. Seriously. One of my prayers is that before I check out, I'll get to see humans start colonizing other planets. Mars would be better, but I'll settle for the Moon.

Was Done For The Night Until I Saw This

I've been sitting here trying to formulate the proper words to express my dismay at this, but I have been unable to do it without flying into a curse laden tirade.

Go watch it for yourself and see if you can describe it without swearing.

For the record, I don't give a damn WHO the POTUS is, this is crap. Plain and simple.

Thanks to Dick for putting this out there. Check him out:

This Is A Real Hassle, But I Completely Understand

Obama's election sent gun owners into the red zone. Applications for fire arms at the federal level went up by more than 25% from January to May alone. Consequently, ammunition has become damn near impossible to find. If you are looking for a popular caliber, good luck.

The ammo market has definitely been stimulated. But somehow I doubt this was the "stimulus" obama was looking for:

"NEW ORLEANS – Bullet-makers are working around the clock, seven days a week, and still can't keep up with the nation's demand for ammunition."

Americans are wise to skip the range and stockpile ammo and weapons. There may not be anything openly moving through the Congress right now, but you better believe that whatever the outcome of nationalized health care and cap-n-trade, obama will address what he calls, "Common sense" gun laws before he finally gets gone.

Can't Say I'm Surprised.....

So, am I the only one who has been waiting for something like this to happen?
With the massive and rapid expansion of federal government coupled with the very public disdain for any citizen who dares to speak out or question the obamessiah's policies, it's little wonder that those who live on the fringe have started to resort to violence.

"AP source: Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word 'fed" was scrawled on the dead man's chest."

The danger here, besides the fringe kooks murdering people, is the liberals propensity to use these random acts of violence as an excuse to further violate the constitutional rights of all the other citizens. Not to mention that they usually murder a bunch of American's in the process. (Ruby Ridge? Waco?)

(Side Note: It is now being reported that this guy may have committed suicide, AND that the intitial AP report that he had "FED" scrawled on his chest may be untrue. If that's the case, Wil be interesting to find out where THAT rumor came from.~Philo)

Obama Hits The Hat Trick

Obama has officially hat-tricked today with his snub of PM Gordon Brown. The release of Lockerbe bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was controversial from the outset. Later revelations that showed PM Brown's government was instrumental in the release in return for lucrative petroleum deals from Libya caused many American's to wonder what in hell was wrong with PM Brown's brain case.

Now today it has been revealed that Obama denied FIVE seperate requests from Brown for a bi-lateral meeting either at the U.N. sumit toay or at the G8 conference in Pittsburg. The reason? Brown's intervention on behalf of al-Megrahi.

That is the third time since his election that Obama has actually done something right. The first being the change in policy regarding federal funding of stem cell research. The second being was ramping up the fight in Afgahnistan, (Although he seems to be reversing course on this one) and now this.

Let's see, 9 months, three things right.

Well, here's to the "Hope" that his learning curve rapidly improves....

Well No Kidding, Part II

This guy has to be one of the biggest, (Literally and figuratively) wastes of human flesh ever.

From the National Review Online:

"Anti-Capitalist Filmmaker Enjoys Vulgar Displays of Wealth [Mark Hemingway]

Last night Esquire threw a party for Michael Moore's new documentary Capitalism: A Love Story, which all about the vulgar displays of income inequality in this country and how Americans are suffering as a result of the recession. Then according to one person who attended the premiere, this happened:

Following the Premiere, Esquire shuttles many of the attendees straight down to SoHo to the opening of The Esquire Apartment – a fully decadent penthouse where every square inch is paid for by a luxury sponsor. Hot tub, $120k pool table, $60k home theater, fine food. The only thing lacking was a doormat saying “Welcome To Capitalism.”

I had fun….But ooooh the irony. Everyone I talked to was like, “man, this is the most bizarre combination. I bet Michael Moore would freak out if he saw that this was happening.”….And then he showed up. And was eating it up. And then one of the families from the film came."

Pretty much how libs always act. I ask the question again, is there any group of people more hypocritical than liberals?

Side note. Check out the National Review Online. One of the BEST news org.'s you'll find.

Well No Kidding......

"Young Americans showed their collective power when they helped vote President Obama into office......Since the election, though, that fervor has died down — noticeably....."It's one thing to get excited about a presidential candidate. It's another thing to become a responsible citizen," says Jennifer Donahue, political director for the New Hampshire Institute Of Politics."

What I've been saying since the election. Please allow me a minute to blow some smoke up my own ass here.

Obama won the election on the backs of the younger generations of voters. Now, there's some important things to know about this youth vote.

#1.) Most of these people either weren't born, or were just little, little kids during the 1990's, when Clinton's inept handling of terrorism brought us 9-11.

#2.)These kids spent the years of their teens and early twenties being told daily by every part of the national news media and entertainment sector that Bush & Co. is evil, republicans are racists, and conservatives are religious wacko's. However, the trend has always been that most young people swing from left to right when they have families and children.

#3.) Obama talked a lot about people having "Skin in the game", which most of these kids do not. BUT, over the next four years many of them will be graduating from college, getting jobs, buying houses, having kids, and PAYING TAXES ON ALL OF THAT. Then this idea of redistribution, and making sure everything is fair and everyone has skin in the game will become a real, true reality.

If Yahoo! news is running a story like that, you can bet it's twenty times worse than they're portraying it to be.

My prediction, again, Next fall, MASSIVE Republican take over of the House and major gains in the Senate, obama as either a one term president, or being forced to move to center like Clinton was.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On The Lighter Side.....


"Man has found the fountain of youth."

Seriously, unless this guy is a thousand years old, it doesn't look like his fountain is working real well......

Obama family reunion Capitol Hill

"As an anticipated 50,000 Muslims prepare to descend on Capitol Hill for "A Day of Islamic Unity" this Friday, several blogs and online news sources have spotlighted the history of the movement's leader and his ties to terrorists in the U.S."


Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama Runs Scared, Hides from FOX News

Obama's T.V. blitz is almost assuredly a complete and utter failure. The only two things to come out of it are these:

1.) Obama doesn't know what the definition of "Tax" is.

2.) Obama doesn't have the balls to go on the #1 rated, most watched news network in the nation: FOX news. He was too scared to even go on the perennially neutral Chris Wallace show.

On the first point, obama's exchange with Goerge Stephenoupoulus was extraordinary to watch. To begin with, I couldn't believe Georgie boy actually threw obama a fast ball there. Secondly, I couldn't believe he actually read the dictionary definition to obama when obama clearly didn't know what a "Tax" by definition is.

Obama's dodging of FOX news shows how little integrity obama actually has. If he really, truly believed the tripe he's trying to sell, he would never skip the nation's biggest venue to sell it. It's not like his choice is Glenn Beck or nothing. He could do Shep Smith, Wallace, the moring show, hell even that liberal hack He-Raldo.

But his snub of FOX is clearly seen for what it is: a punishment for daring to question or criticize the "one's" agenda, for daring to give any voice to the opposition.
It's also telling that obama considers his absence a punishment. Little bit O' narcissism anyone?

What ever the reasoning is, it clearly isn't working. FOX shows continue to dominate at every time slot, while the state -run NBC brand, (including MSNBC) and other sycophant's in the "main-stream" media continue to hemorrhage viewers. The plight of the obamessiah media has gotten so bad that they are starting to float around the idea of a News-paper "bail-out".

Obama can run from FOX. He can shit-talk those who publicly question or oppose him. He will lose that battle. The only question is how much is it going to cost him? His second term? The support of the myriad factions that make up the democratic party? The ever shifting independent voter?

My guess is all of the above. What I think we're witnessing here folks, is the making of the most inept presidency in American history. Now, how's that change for ya?