Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year, and to Rush, Get Well Soon.

Just a quick post to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. There are lots of bowl games to watch and I intend to see as many of them as possible. If BackwardsGirl will allow, I intend to see more than 12 hours of football in one day. I know this is a demanding schedule, full of chips, dip, pizza and beer, but I'm up to the challenge. Only the occasional nap will keep me from my goal.

And in case you haven't heard, Rush Limbaugh was admitted to a Honolulu hospital with chest pains yesterday afternoon. Reports are that he is resting comfortably. This blog wishes him a speedy recovery and a return to the Golden EIB Microphone as soon as possible.

Naturally, in the spirit of good will that characterizes the left, many of his detractors have also wished him well, if you count dying in a fire as a good wish.

Chest pains are not to be dismissed, as I discovered when I survived my recent heart attack. It is to those dedicated doctors, nurses and EMT's that I owe my life. May the Lord Bless them and all of you in the coming year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dick Cheney Notes Obama's Weakness Against Terror

Today, Dick Cheney correctly noted President Obama's effete stand on terrorism. In a statement at, the former Vice-President points out that Obama is "trying to pretend we're not at war".

“Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency — social transformation — the restructuring of American society.”

The only thing weaker that Obama's efforts to protect America was the response by an unnamed senior Democrat: "It's telling that in attacking the president and the administration, that Vice-President did not condemn the attack against our nation on Christmas Day."

Really? That's the best you can do to criticize the truth, Mr. Unnamed Senior Democrat? You don't even want to be identified? Well, in light of that inane statement, I wouldn't want to be identified either.

This administrations' retreat to the pre-9-11 mentality of terrorism being a law enforcement issue does several things. First and foremost, it assuages the delicate sensibilities of those on the left who believe that terrorists are just like them and will respond to soft words, soothing music and a non-aggressive posture. These people are also the ones who believe that we are causing terrorism by our very existence and our "oppression" of Muslims, when reality is just the opposite. These same misguided people coincidentally think that we should close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Second, our legal system isn't designed nor suited for overt acts of war against civilians. In this case, the "alleged" underwear bomber has a defense counselor ready, willing and able to prevent any type of interrogation of the "suspect". This prevents any effort to uncover and stop future attacks that the "suspect" may have knowledge of. In essence, our enemy is using our own court system against us, much as our own planes were used against us on 9-11. And this administration is aiding and abetting them in doing so.

Thirdly, we are sidestepping the very mechanism that allows us to defeat terrorism: The Geneva Convention. Enemy combatants who are not in uniform can be executed. This provision is conveniently ignored by the same people who claim to protect us. It has a precedent and is perfectly legal. It also sends a message to our enemies that we will defeat you.

Mr. Cheney, yours is a much needed voice of strength in a crowd of weaklings. We need more men like you in Washington.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Failure of Janet Napolitano: "The system worked."

Perhaps she was too busy looking for domestic terrorists at the local VFW post to notice, but the rest of us got a reminder on Christmas Day.

We have enemies.

We have enemies who hate us. We have enemies who hate what we stand for. We have enemies who hate us for being, for living, for breathing, for working, for raising families. We have enemies who, at this very moment, are sorry that no one was killed in the attempt to blow up a plane full of Christmas passengers.

In a display of incompetence that would, had this occurred anywhere else besides Washington, result in the immediate firing of the person responsible, our head of Homeland Security said that "the system worked". Later retracted, but telling nonetheless, her statement is proof of the insulation inherent inside the Beltway, the insulation that prevents officials from being fully cognizant of the effects of their policies. In this case, only the swift action of regular citizens prevented a disaster. Not the DHS. Not the TSA. Not the 30 billion or so dollars spent after 9-11 to "upgrade" airport security.

These are the same regular citizens who realize that Janet Nepolitano should resign. The same citizens who understand that this administrations' efforts to prosecute terrorists in court is misguided and will do nothing to dissuade our enemies from striking at civilian targets. It may even provide a valid reason to strike us again due to the protection our courts accord defendants. Give a terrorist a lawyer and read him his Miranda rights and watch every effort to gain intelligence about future terror strikes vanish.

These are the same citizens who wonder when our government will become truly determined to stop terrorism by whatever steps are necessary.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Soldier's Christmas

At this time of year, it's appropriate that we remember the sacrifices of our fellow countrymen and women in the military who will celebrate this Christmas away from home and loved ones. Keep them in your hearts and say a prayer for them and their families.

Merry Christmas!

White House Christmas Tree Respects Traditional American Values

If, by traditional values, you mean ornaments that show transsexuals, Chairman Mao and a Mount Rushmore re-envisioned to include the image of Barack Obama.

Big Government has the post to put you in the holiday mood. If you're a sexually confused Communist, that is.

If you're normal, then maybe not so much.

*sigh* I miss Norman Rockwell.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Who Stole My Government?

It was right over there, I swear it was.
Now it's gone.

You know, that government where I voted for somebody to fly to Washington D.C. and do all that legislatey type stuff, 'cause I'm like busy working, taking care of the family, paying bills, all the stuff that these folks I send to Washington have staffers do for them. Remember, the government that I trusted to do things for me, like keep me safe from other people who don't like me, and make sure that we have laws that make sense and that are good for us.

OK, what happened to it? Where did it go?

Poll after poll shows that Americans don't want ObamaCare. But what are the Dems in Washington doing? They're busy trying to pass ObamaCare.

Now, let me see if I've got this right. We don't want this bill, but Congress, whose sole reason for being is to represent the wishes of America, wants this bill.

Hmmm. It seems I remember something about a government by, for, and of the people. Does that not mean me? I thought I was a people.

What did I miss?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jack Bauer Interrogates Santa Claus

With the holidays once again at our throats, this is a good time to expose the dark underbelly of a seemingly innocent celebration.

A doff of um, whatever kind of hat Santa wears to Big Hollywood.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Musings on This Third Pary Thingy

Many electrons have given their lives in discussions of this poll of the Tea Partiers becoming a third party in the upcoming electoral cycle. I don't think this is a good idea. Recent history shows third party candidates diluting votes, enabling Democrats to win in close contests.

I'm suspicious of this poll. My reason for suspicion is that this poll is covered by the MSM at all. In fact, the national alphabet media never fails to portray conservatives and conservatism in a negative way. We're shown as red-faced fanatics sporting tinfoil hats with the uneaten remnants of infant entrails in our teeth while holding the freshly-skinned pelt of a baby seal to our bosom. Add to this the results of the most recent presidential election wherein George Bush was the object of eight years of incessant criticism from the media, some of it rightly
deserved, but most of it without merit (and unanswered when it should
have been). The media's role in setting up the current disaster in Washington cannot be dismissed. So color me skeptical if I read anything positive about conservative ideas in the popular media.

The Tea Party Movement is a success in that the average American is now much more aware of politics than ever before. The Internet has provided a way to stay informed of the goings-on in Washington. As more is discovered about the details of legislation, Americans are discovering that their elected officials are, contrary to the model of representative democracy, ignoring their wishes. On everything. And the trust that once existed between the working public and their elected officials
has been seriously eroded. We just can't send someone to Washington
and be confidant they'll do what we want. More often than not,
they're directly opposing our will. This unwillingness to comply with
our wishes isn't confined to one party. Both are guilty.

What this country needs is a viable conservative party. The mechanism is already in place within the Republican party. What's missing is true leadership. Conservative ideas are proven winners when they're presented in the right way: with truth, conviction, calmness and strength. They need not be tailored to fit this or that special interest group. They are inclusive and beneficial to all Americans by nature.

I'll use energy as an example. Our lifestyle depends on energy: electrical (for static needs) and petroleum (for portable needs). If we were to remove the
artificial barriers that have been imposed on our ability to develop
our own natural resources, we could reap the benefits of inexpensive
energy while providing much-needed jobs. We could start drilling for
oil, we could fast-track the construction of refineries and nuclear
power plants. We could create jobs for all of America, have inexpensive energy to improve our standard of living and increase tax revenue, all at the same time. We can and should do these things. Everyone will benefit.

All we need to do is stay the course and the GOP will follow us.

With every swing of the national political pendulum comes talk of a third party We must resist this temptation, especially now. The rise of the Tea Party is truly a grassroots effort that needs to stay where it is. Which is the pot
set on simmer on the back burner. You won't forget it's there, cause
there's just a bit of steam coming from it. You can dip into it any
time to add some flavor to the main dish, but you won't be able to
make a whole meal of it, not yet. But the main course can't be made
without it's ingredients.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Democrats: We See Dead People and Other Things That Aren't Really There

Well, this certainly explains quite a bit. Byron York at the Washington Examiner points to a Pew poll that shows Democrats believe in the supernatural more than do Republicans.

"Conservatives and Republicans report fewer experiences than liberals or Democrats communicating with the dead, seeing ghosts and consulting fortunetellers or psychics," the Pew study says.

While not cited in the article, here are a few other things that Democrats believe in:

1. The Tooth Fairy.

2. Health Care won't increase the Deficit.

3. The Easter Bunny.

4. Cap-and-Trade will create jobs.

5. Santa Claus.

6. Obama is a Centrist.

7. Miss Cleo.

8. Man-made Global Warming.

Shamelessly stolen from Hot Air's Headlines.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Eco-Ninnies Are Better Than Us. No, Really.

I was over at Ace of Spades HQ where I ran across a dissertation that shows what we all kind of expected about holier-than-thou eco-ninnies ( a great description, Ace). Maybe it's because I'm from Alabama and can be a bit slow on the uptake sometimes, but you know how you can sometimes just tell that someone's being a bit phony? You can't point to much in specific, it's just an overall sense that someone's not being completely honest with you? This essay points to a study that demonstrates that maybe being one with Gaia isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Read it all.

That post reminded me of an experience with a solicitor from Greenpeace one day in my front yard. He was a freckly-faced young college kid who really thought he was doing some good by raising money for a cause he obviously felt very passionate about. Nothing wrong with that, but after about five minutes of my observations about how you could do something concrete to actually minimize waste (like give away cloth grocery bags) instead of file lawsuits that ultimately make us pay more for the products we use, he was nearly reduced to tears. I almost felt sorry for him afterwards, but perhaps he thought just a little bit more about the true nature of the eco-nazi movement and what their motives actually are. Namely, the command-and-control of every aspect of your life.

I have a news flash for those in Washington that persist in this nonsense: the days of blind obedience are gone. We're waking up to the whole environmental sham, and recent developments have shown that the proponents of the now debunked "climate change" are digging in their heels instead of showing any true intellectual curiosity about ClimateGate and whether or not any of it is actually true.

Speaking of intellectual curiosity, be sure to check out Iowahawk's handy-dandy do-it-yourself Climate Hockey Stick Reconstruction Kit. No kidding. This is for real, as he does statistical modeling for his day job, or it at least looks that way. I looked and couldn't find one bit of snark. It's always good to have some ammunition in a battle of wits and he provides lots of it.

I found this wonderful YouTube vid of Christopher Monckton interviewing a Greenpeace member that kinda, sorta parallels my story above. In it, he manages to reveal the biggest problem that eco-ninnies demonstrate: a curious willingness to believe anything told to them without bothering to actually determine whether they're being told the truth or not.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Global Warming Scientist Adds to Credibility by Calling Armed UN Security on Questioner

Let's say I'm a Stanford professor who has staked my career on convincing the public that man-made "climate change" is real. Let's also say I'm a senior member of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and I also have a new book coming out. How do I go about gathering public support for my views? By being open and honest about the revelation that some of the leading climate scientists have altered and even suppressed data that didn't confirm my findings? By openly answering questions? By being devoted to discovering the truth?

Oh no. I must shut down anyone who dares question my findings by calling security on them.

Gosh, it's funny how defensive some people can be when confronted with a challenge to their beliefs. And all this time I thought that scientists were all about openness and honesty in their work. Perhaps that doesn't apply when there are large grants available if you just say what the grantors want you to say, the truth be damned.

Be sure to watch the video and transcript. You'll wonder, as I do, why we continue to fund this failure of an organization.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Al Gore: Is There Anything He Can't Do?

2-term Vice-President, son of a Congressman (doesn't that roll off the tongue like a good curse), inventor of this Internet thingy, climatologist, planetary physicist, and now,

Poet (page down a ways).

This is a good poem if you're a middle-schooler.

If you're an adult, not so much.

But it's very funny in light of ClimateGate and his continuing refusal to debate anyone about it. The more he talks, the more absurd he sounds when it's becoming common knowledge that those reponsible for data gathering have, shall we say, been less than honest in their efforts.

Keep on talking there, Al. In iambic pentameter, if possible.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Frightener-in-Chief Tells GOP to Stop Scaring America with Facts

"We must act now!" has been the rallying cry of Obama and his administration since January 20. We were told we must pass the Stimulus Bill now! The TARP Bill now! Health Care now! In fact, according to the White House, every piece of legislation required our immediate action, or else!

So imagine the surprise when the President made this statement;

President Barack Obama told House Republican leaders to "stop trying to frighten the American people" even as he and Democrats said they see a possibility for bipartisan cooperation on job creation legislation.

I hate to break it to you, Mr. President, but many Americans are already scared. Scared of what your policies have done to the nation, their jobs, and their future. When it comes to stimulating the economy, you've done everything possible to prevent that from happening. Maybe it's because you've never held a real job. Or maybe it's because your Cabinet has less real world experience than your predecessors'. A lot less. Or maybe you think Socialism actually works. Whatever your reasoning, the path you want to take the country down is the wrong one, as every opinion poll and economic indicator shows.

Make no mistake, you could reverse your sliding popularity numbers by doing what the rest of us know needs to be done to stimulate the economy: cut taxes and regulations, kill the Health Care and Cap-and-Trade Bills and signal to the country's businesses that you'll no longer support policies that create unnecessary government intrusion into the market.

You could do these things, and more.

But will you?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reality vs. Fantasy: Where Do Politicians Live?

I apologize in advance for the spotty posting as I'm severely under the weather. The good news is that I don't smell bacon or make oinking sounds when I sleep.

In my travels across this vast Internet thingy, I encounter many posts that I wish I had written.

Many, many posts.

This is one of them. In it, Steven Den Beste explores the philosophical side of politics, especially as it relates to the mindset of those whom we elect to public office. You'll want to read the whole thing, as it's a short and clear explanation of two opposite philosophical belief systems, one of which is predominant today.

It’s teleologists who drive around with bumper stickers that say, “Imagine world peace.” I can imagine it just fine. I don’t expect to see it in my lifetime, though.

It would be nice if everyone could imagine world peace, but that's the rub. No one thinks the same.

An awful lot of folk think they should control your life. That's a mental illness that's not considered one. Think about it; why on Earth would you want to order someone else around, except for some flaw in your thinking? Some grandiose fantasy that you're the best thing there is and deserve to be obeyed just because, well, just because? That's alright for children playing a game, but not for adults. In fact, adults mostly wish to be left alone, especially when it comes to politics and politicians.

You could also accurately attribute this ego trip to a lack of maturity. And judging from the level of rhetoric emanating from Washington these days, our leaders just don't sound too mature.

It's time for us to demand more from those we elect to office, that they treat us as equals, not as subjects. We should demand that they be mature and live in the real world.

Like we do every day.

Friday, December 4, 2009

President Admits Ignorance of Economic Remedy

President Obama held a "Jobs Summit" at the White House yesterday. No, it wasn't beers with the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. It was a half hearted effort to try and discover what everyone else knows about our economy.

The Stimulus Bill is an outright failure, and some could argue that the unemployment numbers show it's done the exact opposite of what it was intended to do. The pitiful attempt to disguise this failure is called "jobs created or saved", as if no one notices the rising number of unemployed Americans. Almost everyone knows a friend or relative that's been negatively affected by the "progressive" policies of this administration, including me. Destroying our economy doesn't seem like progress.

To add insult to the very real injury that many Americans are forced to endure, President Obama admitted that he has no idea how our economy operates and invited a group of business and labor leaders to the White House yesterday. His, and Vice-President Biden's opening statements are here. In it, he states,

How do we get businesses to start hiring again? How do we get ourselves to the point where more people are working, and more people are spending, and you start seeing a virtuous cycle and the recovery starts to feed on itself?

Well, Mr. President, I'm here to help you. I know you've never run a business, or even held a position in a business. I know that you don't understand how a free market economy works, nor how wealth is created. I know that you're hostile to business in general and you consider profits to be evil. I know you think everyone always has enough money for everything since you said that your cap-and-trade plan would cause everyone's utility bill to "necessarily skyrocket" and you also think wealth should be "spread around" instead of generated.

So, being the good citizen that I am, here are just a few of my suggestions to you to stimulate our economy and put us back to work.

1. Reduce the corporate tax rate to 10 percent.

2. Declare a payroll tax holiday.

3. Kill the Health Care Bill.

4. Kill the Cap-and-Trade Bill.

5. Enact legislation to lift restrictions on domestic oil drilling and fast-track the construction of oil refineries and nuclear power plants.

6. Enact legislation to promote manufacturing jobs. Encourage diversity in the job market.

7. Repeal all environmental regulations that were based on the now-disproven theory of global warming.

8. Encourage banks that received bailout money to begin extending credit to businesses.

Mr. President, you can begin to take concrete action to improve our economy, or you can hold meaningless summits that only produce words and pictures. There are literally millions of Americans who are anxiously waiting to see if you are sincere and serious.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A challenger for Alan Grayson: Patricia Sullivan

While over at Ace's at this post where LauraW was asking for input on which conservatives to endorse in the next election, I was delighted to find out who is challenging the mentally challenged Alan Grayson in 2010 in our 8th District here.

Her name is Patricia Sullivan.

Her intro is here. Her blog is here, also available on her intro page.

She seems to be just what is needed in Washington: an average citizen who's fed up with being ignored and talked down to by those we elect to represent our interests. I'll be following her efforts closely, since Grayson has proven himself to be the typical condescending Democrat unable to give serious thought to complex issues and who seems ripe for defeat. Many who voted for him, and Obama, are now having a well earned case of voter remorse.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Climategate Clearinghouse

Climategate just won't go away, despite the refusal of Robert Gibbs to acknowledge it.

Pajamas Media has several posts up today. The best and most interesting is this database that has all of the emails listed. You can read up, comment, and rank them in importance. It's a great place to start if you're new to the scandal.

Their sister site, PJTV also has this video of Climategate deniers.

Watching these eco-nazis squirm is the most fun I've had in ages. They can't come up with any valid argument against the exposed emails that clearly show the scientists were lying, covering up, misdirecting, having people fired and generally engaging in actvities normally enjoyed only by politicians.

When the laughter subsides and the popcorn is all gone, then we'll have a lot of work to do. Namely, reversing the direction of pollution laws so we can start to drill for oil and natural gas again, build nuclear plants and do all the other things we should've been doing these past thirty years or so. We can bring to bear so much ridicule and scorn on any politician or judge that still believes in AGW that we'll make Saul Alinsky look like Billy Jack. We can finally take our natural resources back and tell those who would deny us their use to FOAD.

And if you want a really good chuckle, Jim Treacher offers up his inner dialogue.

On a psychological note, it will be some time before most of the believers of AGW will admit they were wrong and allowed themselves to be misled. A few may never come to terms with reality. Look for them to use some really outrageous explanations in order to convince themselves they were right in the face of increasing evidence to the contrary. While it might be popcorn worthy, it's really sad, and those who will not admit they were duped are almost to be pitied.


As if there were such a thing as a Moron Mind Meld, Ace also puts these guys on the couch.

At the risk of flagellating a deceased equine, one point bears repetition: Always trust your instincts. If you detect that something just isn't quite right in what you're being told, or if something seems to be missing, regardless of what it may be, you're correct to be suspicious. That small, still voice within is trying to tell you something. Not necessarily with words, which makes it difficult to explain if it hasn't happened to you yet, but one day it will happen. Later, you'll know you were right, all on your own, with a little help from Above.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

We're Free At Last

The revelation of Climategate, that the scientists in charge of climate research have engaged in dishonest behavior and sought to manipulate data in order to perpetrate a worldwide hoax, is the best news to come along in many years. In the coming months, as the evidence is examined and the full extent of the deceit is uncovered, the world will come to several conclusions. First and foremost will be that many needless rules and regulations will be wiped from the books.

However, the best news is there is no excuse for us not to drill for oil, to build refineries and nuclear plants. We can return to using any light bulb we wish. California can no longer dictate what kind of televisions their citizens can purchase. We can abandon inefficient and expensive substitutes for aerosol can propellants and automotive air conditioner refrigerants. We can rescue our automotive industry by declaring a moratorium on new pollution requirements for several years.

The standard of living in third world countries can be improved at a faster rate, lifting more people out of poverty. The energy required for basic human needs such as clean water will now be much less expensive and therefore more widely available. There are many other benefits and they're all good. This might be just what we need to lift us out of our current economic recession.

Common sense instead of fantasy will be restored to government. OK, maybe not, but it's a start.

We also have a litmus test for anyone running for public office: "Do you believe in climate change?" If the answer is yes, especially in light of evidence that we've been lied to for many years by those once trusted to seek out scientific truth, then that person is disqualified from office, just as they should have been even before now.

The more we think of how pervasive this issue is, the happier we should be.

We are no longer held hostage by a myth.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Happy Thanksgiving to All

For your Turkey Day enjoyment, I give you The Muppets

Shamelessly stolen from Hot Air.

May your food fights be worthy of YouTube, may your defense of conservatism in the face of your liberal relatives be victorious, and may your team win, even if you're not awake to see them.
Give Thanks to Whomever you feel thankful to and remember our soldiers and their families.

It's Time to Repeal Global Warming Regulations

Those of us who trust our instinct and can recognize manipulation have a reason to celebrate. The revelation of e-mails in the Anglia Climate Research Unit show what many of us have suspected all along: climate data has been altered or omitted, quite possibly to an unlawful extent in order to sway public opinion and legislation. Accuracy was not in the interest of those whose efforts depended upon research grants, only the perpetuation of panic. I'll direct you to more articles here, here, and an excellent documentary here.

One thing I always wondered about this whole affair: if there were a true crisis of planet-sized proportion that endangered each and every life-form and that required such a radical reordering of life in order to mitigate the effects of it, and forced legislators of every stripe to furiously write rules and regulations and force us to spend billions of dollars on it, wouldn't we see some concrete evidence every day? Like brown skies? Overflowing lakes and rivers, not occasionally, but for many years in a row? Killer hurricanes that traverse areas previously untouched, like Montana? Something, you know, real?

I don't recall any of these things happening. Certainly nothing out of the ordinary cycle that I've seen all my life. Yet a group of people seem convinced that mankind was causing irreparable damage to the Earth by innocently living their lives and wanted me to change my lifestyle to an extent that strained most areas of logic. Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating polluting our water supplies or anything like that. Those kinds of things have very real and tangible effects on us, easily visible, definitely negative and detrimental to us all.

But I digress.

I now call upon our legislators in Washington to do the only honorable thing. I call on you to repeal each and every law and regulation that was based on what has now been proven to be a hoax. Immediately. Kindly employ the same zest and fervor you used when you wrote them to strike them from the books. Your swift action in this regard will be the only apology necessary.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Fort Hood Massacre: The end of Multiculturalism?

Yesterday’s tragic massacre at Ft. Hood, Texas is a clear-cut case of home-grown terrorism, despite what the MSM will tell you. The shooter was a devout Muslim who shouted “Allah Akbar” as he opened fire. The reports of him being harassed because of his ideology are false. As anyone in the Army will tell you, you don’t harass a superior officer (he held the rank of Major). Expect strained explanations that dance around the truth and will portray the shooter as the victim.

There may be a positive side to this. We could very well see the beginning of the end of multiculturalism. If there ever was a reason to dismiss this absurd idea that all beliefs are equal, yesterdays' tragedy would be it. If we, as a nation, continue to adhere to this insane idea, there will only be more senseless bloodshed at the hands of jihadists.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families at Ft. Hood. May God preserve you, keep you safe, and give you strength to recover from this senseless tragedy.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

One year in, Obama still blames Bush

Ace has this most excellent post up about the Whiner-in-Chief.

A year after his historic election, President Barack Obama sought to remind Americans on Wednesday the biggest problems he is grappling with -- from the economy to the war in Afghanistan -- are the legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

All this could be easily cured. The Vapid One© could admit he's on the wrong track, tell Congress to stand down on the Healthcare and Cap-n-Tax bills, announce new incentives to spur private sector job creation, roll back a bunch of regulations, repeal the Community Redevelopment Act, call for a full federal investigation into ACORN and its subsidiaries, announce he'll win in Afghanistan and give Gen. McChrystal the troops he needs, give Iran 48 hours to cease their nuclear bomb program or else, announce his full and unwavering support for Israel and for the destruction of Hamas and Hezbollah, start drilling for American oil, call for 40 new nuclear power plants to begin construction immediately...

I left out a few things, but you get my point. Throw in the fact that our current recession began right after the Democrats took control of Congress and it's impossible to place the blame on anyone else but Obama, the Dems and their Marxist agenda to destroy our country, all in the name of "progress".

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Great Obama Repudiation of '09

With the first unofficial midterm elections over, Obama has received a resounding smackdown. Many pundits, myself included, think that yesterday's election was the first opportunity for voters to voice their displeasure with Obama and the Democrats' mishandling of the country. Chris Christie won the governors' race in New Jersey. Virginia rediscovered the joys of Republicanism in their gubernatorial race with a win by Bob McDonnell.

Although the Democrat won in New York's 23rd district, a message was sent to the national GOP: only fiscal conservatives need apply. Dede Scozzafava's endorsement of the Democrat in that race shows why she was a poor pick for conservatives in the area. She was just a Democrat, as her endorsement of liberal policies proved. How she wound up as the Republican is a mystery to a lot of folks. Perhaps the national GOP will remember who endorsed her and actually offer up some genuine fiscal conservatives in the future.

Naturally, Dems will disregard any win by Republicans as something far less than it is. Look forward to the spin machine running at full speed in an attempt to minimize the damage to liberals and their agenda to destroy the country.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sarah Palin corrects The Worlds' Smartest Man (just ask him)

When it comes to energy policy, who you gonna believe, Joe Biden who voted against the Alaskan Oil Pipeline or Sarah Palin? Gateway Pundit has the story.

You gotta love Ol' Slow Joe:

“The fact of the matter is, Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is
‘drill, baby, drill,’” said Biden. “It’s a lot more complicated, Sarah!”

Yeah, Joe, is that why you don't want us to utilize our vast oil reserves and would prefer us to send tankers of money to the Middle East every day? Is it why you think Iran has the right to nuclear power but we don't?

Friday, October 30, 2009

This is a Halloween Trick, Right?

I had to watch the clip from this article (shamelessly stolen from Hot Air) twice to make sure this wasn't from the Onion. In it, Katie Couric dares to question a White House jobs report.

Katie Couric!

The implications of this ground-shaking development have yet to be felt. Certainly, there must be some explanation for this sudden about-face by one of Obama's top non-critics. While one is being concocted, I'll just let that soak in for a while.

Wow! Just wow.

Climate Science Insists Upon Itself

Fraught with errors that a six-year-old can easily recognize, climate "scientists" are now trying to downplay many of the breathless predictions of gloom and doom that serve to alienate the public and make us "deniers" question the whole notion. Via Drudge, the Times Online article cites efforts to minimize exaggerated claims, noting that

"... the contribution of natural climate variations towards events such as storms, melting ice and heatwaves is too often overlooked, and that possible scenarios about future warming are misleadingly presented as fact."

Never mind that "natural climate variations" are overlooked as the cause of "climate change" in the first place. It seems as if maybe a few scientists might just be aware of how their doomsday scenarios play towards a now-sceptical public. Years of false predictions that never materialized will do that to you. Still, reality might be creeping into the argument,

"We’re not in a position to say how likely it is and what the chances are of it being different. There’s an understandable tendency to want to make climate change real for people and tell them what’s going to happen in their postcode, and that’s very dangerous because it gets beyond the level on which current models can operate.”

Hmm, do I detect a bit of humility in that last quote? That maybe this elaborate hoax of "climate change" isn't as bad as we've been led to believe? That maybe common sense is telling some of these scientists that we live on a planet that's fully grown and can take care of itself, regardless of what mankind does on its surface? That perhaps they can't predict the future after all?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Think Grayson sounds a bit daft? No, it's not you.

I'm ashamed to admit this, but Alan Grayson is the representative from my district. He was swept into office on Obama's coattails last November and has since distinguished himself by delusionally declaring that the Republican health care plan could be summed up this way: "die quickly", thus managing to bypass every valid argument that Republicans hold against the massive boondoggle of government-run ObamaCare.

If his rants sound a bit, how to put this delicately, batshit crazy, there is a reason. It seems he has spent some time in a mental institution. According to this article, it was only a few days, but obviously it was long enough to polish his rhetorical skills for Washington.

This explains quite a bit.

UPDATE! starts the effort to remove this guy from Washington.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Obama: the Anti-Business President

While surfing the web this morning, I found two articles that dovetail together. First, there's this post at Big that says what most of the country's business concerns already know: Barack Obama hates business.

And then, as if to confirm the first post, I found this in the St. Pete Times site showing how stimulus money, instead of benefiting stable, critical sectors of our economy like manufacturing, is being used to train hairstylists and masseuses over in Tampa.

I have nothing against hairstylists or masseuses, by the way. But these jobs depend on discretionary income which usually is the first expense to be cut when hard financial times hit, thus making them quite volatile. This is further proof that Obama and the Democrats in Washington haven't the first clue how our economy works.

During the last campaign, some of us discovered that Obama was instrumental in an ACORN lawsuit that forced banks to lend money to people who couldn't afford a home loan. As absurd as this sounds, it was later discovered to be SOP with ACORN: it's their mission to upend traditional fiscal rules in the name of racial equality.

In an example of backwardness, (I hope that's a word) ACORN could instead promote the creation of wealth within the community that it so proudly claims to represent. But do they advocate the creation of new business or merely the redistribution of wealth, commonly known as theft? Ask yourself if, after nearly forty years of existence, the communities that ACORN serves are better off. If the residents have good paying jobs and are able to afford their own homes. If they're doing their best to truly lift the community out of poverty.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Fallacy of Renewable Energy Explained

I found this in the sidebar over at Ace's place. The author explains in very clear terms the physics behind energy and why wind, solar, and geothermal sources of energy are unwieldy, in addition to being wonderfully expensive to build and maintain, much more so than existing sources like oil and nuclear.

In short, there is much more energy available in oil than in wind. And there is much more energy available in nuclear sources than solar. Both wind and solar require huge amounts of land to produce a useful amount of electricity, something that environmentalists are currently discovering in their now-vehement opposition to these sources that they've been advocating for years. The holes in "green technology" have been apparent for many years by those who understand physics. Wind and solar power can only be used as a supplement to our existing power generation methods. And no type of green energy sources will power one single jet aircraft to rotation speed.

The environmental movement no longer about the environment, but about power, and I don't mean the electrical kind. I mean power (or control) over you, your life and the life of your children. While we should be good stewards of the Earth and not be wasteful, the movement has been co-opted by politics as a means to implement policies that have nothing to do with pollution. Indeed, many of the ideas that they embrace would have had you laughed out of a bar not too long ago, such as the belief that mankind has the capability of altering the weather patterns of something as large and complex as the Earth. Hard-core, radical environmentalism even advocates the outright elimination of humans on Earth, as if to deny the entire purpose of our existence as some sort of cosmic accident. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. We weren't placed here randomly. There is a Grand Plan, whether one recognizes it or believes it or not. Frankly, the Truth doesn't care what you believe, it exists independently of your wishes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tide Turns - Hometown Newspaper blasts Obama

No, not the Hawaii home town. The other, windier one.

You know things are getting bad when the Chicago Sun Times start criticizing their own. And you know things are really bad when over 93% of those responding to their online poll disapprove of Obama's job performance. (Click on over and vote.)

Expect that number to be his nationwide average soon. Hey, it takes a while for folks to catch on.

Florida Unemployment Rate tops 11%

September numbers are out and Florida's unemployment rate is 11 %. The Miami Herald has an article highlighting just one of the many stories of unecessary suffering brought about by the destructive policies of this administration. Big Government has an unemployment chart that should scare you, if you weren't scared already.

Our current economic troubles could be fixed. Taxes and regulations could be reduced. Small buinesses could be encouraged to start or expand. We could have leaders who understand the importance of maintaining and improving the standard of living for all Americans.

This doesn't need to happen. It is within our power to stop this downhill slide and restart our country's wealth creation engine upon which we and the rest of the world depend. It's time to demand that our candidates promote the creation of wealth and prosperity.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fox News fights back, says letterhead is expensive to replace.

Via Drudge, Fox News is fighting back against White House advisors who asserted on Sunday they weren't a legitimate news organizations. They have help from some rather unexpected places.

Media columnist David Carr of the New York Times warned that the White House war on Fox "may present a genuine problem for Mr. Obama, who took great pains during the campaign to depict himself as being above the fray of over-heated partisan squabbling."

Is this more of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals in action? It sure seems as though the White House is isolating and ridiculing Fox news. Not all of Alinsky's Rules have to be used at once.

Oh, and one more thing, just so you know: Alinsky dedicated his book to the devil.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fox News to change all corporate letterhead.

Politico reports David Axelrod told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" that the Fox News "is not really a news station."

What's funny is that a "not really a news station" manages to trounce other news outlets like "let's fact-check a comedy show instead of radical leftist czars in the White House" CNN in viewer ratings week after week.

David, wishing won't make it so.

And, perception isn't reality, reality is reality.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Warning from Lord Monckton

Well, so much for posting lighter fare on the weekend.

I found this very disturbing post over at Atlas Shrugs where one of the defenders of common sense issues a dire and frightening warning about the upcoming climate treaty to be signed in Copenhagen. In it, he outlines the very real danger to our republic from what should be an innocent and mostly ceremonial climate treaty.

I don't scare easily and I've never believed in any sort of conspiracy theory, but this made chills run up my spine, and I wonder if this is what Obama and the radical leftists who populate the halls of power in Washington have been planning all along. Namely, to actually and in reality, take our country away from us and cede our sovereignty to some sort of world government. Needless to say, this absolutely must not happen.

This link takes you to Global Climate Scam where you can send emails to your representatives urging them to reject this treaty and the Cap and Tax Bill.

Some Good News

Since it's Saturday and all, I'd like to post some good news. Mona Charen over at NRO has a nice, weekendy article on the coming (and make no mistake, it is coming) defeat of Democrats in the midterm elections. The Obama administration has been such a fantastic failure in its first nine months that average Americans who formerly were disinterested in politics have realized that their government has been taken away from them. They can no longer trust their representatives in Washington to promote mainstream American values like self-governance and fiscal responsibility.

Confidence is high.

A Very Good Question

Jeff Pope over at Pajamas Media poses an interesting question, one that conservatives have been asking for quite some time: Who is Congress representing anyway? If the polls are accurate, it sure ain't us.

In a perfect world, those who truly represent us in Washington would put the interests of the majority of Americans first, not those of special interests.

But you already knew that, just by looking at the title of this blog.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sarah Palin's common sense energy policy

It's no secret that Democrats and their green bedfellows are instrumental in preventing America from utilizing our vast natural resources in direct opposition to public opinion (again) and our national interest. In her typical straight-forward style, Sarah Palin offers up the solution to our energy needs over at NRO.

Here's the money quote: "Decreasing our dependence on foreign sources of energy will reduce the impact of world events on our economy."

Once upon a time, we had leaders who understood the value of minimizing outside influences on our economy. But today, leftist idealogy clearly places the needs of American citizens behind those of other nations, hence the emphasis on a worldwide economy. Those who trumpet the notion of diversity somehow fail to notice that some countries will have different ideas about economics and will pursue different goals, all in their own self-interest. We are just now beginning to see that a global economy is unwieldy at best and can be dangerously disruptive at worst. Anyone who remembers the oil embargo of the 1970's knows this to be true.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for trade whenever and wherever possible. But energy is what enables trade and keeping energy costs as low as possible means we should be producing as much of it as possible domestically.

We can and should be as energy self-sufficient as we can be.

Poets, Priests and Politicians Have These to Thank...

Our friends over at Founding Bloggers have a great article that outlines the care and thought that is put into manipulating the language used to convince you that a government takeover of our health care system is a good idea.

When you're allergic to the truth, you have to resort to manipulation.

Alinsky Sting Targets Rush Limbaugh

Now that Rush is no longer a member of the group attempting to buy the Rams, he is free from the confidentiality agreement and can tell his side of the story.

We can believe one of two scenarios. Either a group of experienced sports investors dropped the ball or Limbaugh was set up. Add in the nebulous existence of George Soros as a member of the group and you have the perfect situation with which to publicly bludgeon a well known conservative. This is how an innocent (and what should be a private) sports transaction becomes political. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and ridicule it mercilessly.

Something sounds fishy about this entire affair. How could they not have remembered the firestorm from his comments about the media's adoration of Donovan McNabb that resulted in his being fired from ESPN for offering a simple observation? Did they not do any research at all? And what does the screaming and lying coming from liberal sports writers and announcers say about them? Is the Keith Olberman model of political insanity uniform among them? It sure seems to be.

It is indeed a sad day when partisan far-left radical politics is so pervasive that it enters the (formerly) benign refuge of sports.

Well, that didn't take long. The backlash has begun.
Rush has the final say on the glaring double standard and the use of the race card against him by professional racists.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Harry Reid knows the cost of Health Care Reform. Hint, it's more than you think.

Harry Reid, while trying to whip up frenzied support for tort reform to be included in ObamaCare, lets slip a number. It's higher than the last figure we heard and more than the Stimulus Bill. A lot more.

Funny how our elected officials are so determined to pass a piece of legislation that will greatly increase federal spending, add to our mountain of unsustainable debt, destroy our current system that works just fine, thank you, and that poll after poll shows Americans don't want.

Obama finally decides that jobs are important

President Obama, in a dramatic policy change, has decided to begin exploring ways to create jobs.

Might I suggest some ways to help you, Mr. President?

1. An immediate and substantial reduction is business taxes. Say to around ten percent to remain in effect for ten years.

2. Abandon the Health Care Reform Bill in its current form.

3. Abandon the Cap and Trade Bill.

4. Institute a national right-to-work law. Let America decide if it wants to unionize. Or not.

5. Roll back all environmental regulations after 1980.

If you're serious, Mr. President, prove it by your actions. Demonstrate your leadership.

Really, it's OK.

Inaugural Post and Mission Statement

Welcome all, to the site that attempts to answer the question, "Why is everything backwards?"

My primary focus will be on politics and common sense solutions to the problems that face us in America, but other topics will be explored to break up what could become an extremely tedious subject.

The mission will be to explore conservative alternatives to big government programs, with an eye towards the best solution for the greatest number of people. My belief is that a well-informed population will eventually arrive at a mutually beneficial solution all by themselves, without any prompting from Washington. I also believe, much like Ayn Rand, that individuals acting in the best interests of themselves and their families and guided by their conscience are the driving force for good here on Earth. I also believe that our free market economy has done more to benefit mankind than any other in history, and left unfettered, has the potential to do even more to elevate the human condition.

As serious as this sounds, I intend to sprinkle liberal doses of wryness and humor on these opinions whenever possible, as a comic sense of the absurd helps us to retain our sanity in a backwards world.

I sincerely hope I can offer a worthwhile forum, have a few laughs and maybe even learn some things along the way.

Let's set our sights on the second star to the left...