Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More WikiLeakage

Now that I've had a couple of days to read the WikiLeaks illegal revelation of classified State Department cables, I have a few questions.

Who's going to jail, besides the prime suspect Bradley Manning?

How vigorously will Eric Holder and the Justice Department pursue Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks?

Will this result in an overhaul of procedure at the State Department?

And the biggest one: How can Hillary Clinton keep her job as head of State after this happened?

After all, had this occurred at a company in the private sector, say, someone hacked into General Motors' confidential email and spilled the contents all over the Net, what would you expect to happen? A firing at the least and prosecution and jail time at the worst. And whomever was the head of the department that got hacked would step down or be asked to resign.

So, if Hillary resigns or is asked to resign, then what? Does that clear the way for her to oppose President Obama in the 2012 Democrat presidential primaries?

You bet your bippy it does.

Regardless of the fact that Hillary would be pretty much discredited, since the cables show her in Big Sis Mode where she asks for all sorts of information on leaders of other countries, like Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Common wisdom has it that Obama tapped her as State Department head to get her out of the way, to make sure she was out of the country where she would pose less of a direct threat to His Awesomeness in Congress as the carpet-bagging Senator from a state where she never lived, New York. If she resigned, it would signal her resurgence onto the presidential stage in 2012, despite her insistence that she was through with elected office. If this happens, look for that tired saw that all pols use, "Although I have said that I was through with elected office, the situation has changed. The country now needs the leadership that only I can provide, etc."

I'm not the first to suggest that she may not hold her post much longer. Jack Shafer over at Slate has indicated as much, as has David Corn over at Politics Daily.

Couple her ineffectiveness as our top diplomat and the efforts in the media to scrub her image squeaky clean between now and the Iowa caucuses, she'll come out smelling like a rose compared to the Obama administration and the malfeasance that is sure to be revealed by the various committees in the incoming Republican Congress.

This plays right into her, and Bill's, hands.

Would this be good for the country? Well, ever since her admonition that she was a "proud progressive," during the last Democrat presidential debates, I'll let you figure that one out for yourself. We've had two years of rule by "progressives" when you count Obama in the White House and Reid and Pelosi in Congress. How's that been working out for you, America?

Are we any better off than we were four years ago when the gavel was handed to Nancy Pelosi?

Do we want more of the same for the foreseeable future? Or was the recent mid-term shellacking merely a blip on the radar screen?

Don't be fooled by a resignation, should one occur. It will only be the preface to a 2012 presidential run for Hillary.

And remember, you heard it here first.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Cure for WikiLeaks - Typewriters!

I was perusing the Interwebs this morning, mostly about the WikiLeaks leaks of State Department cables once thought to be secure when I ran across this interview with John Bolton's Mustache on Fox News. He says what most of us are thinking: anyone responsible for these leaks needs to be punished severely, up to and including the very serious charge of treason.

Video is here, courtesy of The Right Scoop.

And then I found this little nugget over at Ace of Spades wherein Ace proceeds to solve the problem using a novel method of disseminating information and the rough flow chart to accomplish it. Jump right to the middle...

The only way this can work is if each person who sends a report creates three or four different versions of the same report. The first, the unexpurgated version, only for higher ups; the alternate versions, one scrubbed and one seriously scrubbed. Each person would be responsible then for classifying and redacting his own report, which makes sense, 1, because it's pretty easy to scrub your own report (and takes about five or ten minutes of additional work) and 2, because the person writing the report is in the best position to judge what's truly sensitive and what can be freely disseminated.
Now, you could accomplish this digitally, but then you'd wind up right back where you started as far as vulnerability is concerned. And vulnerability is what this whole thing is all about. Specifically, emotional vulnerability as displayed by Bradley Manning, the gay soldier who is primarily responsible for this blow to American security. Here's his excuse for exposing the country's secrets: "Information should be free. It belongs in the public domain."

What a crock of bullshit. He should spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement as an example of what happens to people who think they know so much better than their superior officers and orders. He should have no contact with the outside world other than for him to realize what he's missing and what didn't need to happen. If one single serviceman comes to harm as a result of his stupid action, he should be executed. No if's, and's or but's about it.

This must be stopped. And the people responsible for this blow to the country should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. As usual, after months of this, our Justice Department finally springs into action. One wonders how vigorously they'll prosecute this apparently cut-and-dried case, since their history of prosecution in cut-and-dried cases is, shall we say, less than stellar (hint, New Black Panther voter intimidation).

Oh for a few typewriters and some white-out...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Al Gore Finally Comes Clean About His Support for Ethanol

Those of us in the know have doubted The Great Climate Hoax for some time now. You don't necessarily have to be a Christian to understand that the Earth's climate operates in ways that aren't completely understood, but that doesn't stop some pointy-headed scientists from claiming that they know. Even worse are the ones who will claim they don't know everything when it comes to climate science, but want us to stop because we don't know how much we might be harming the planet.

Ahh, I just love the smell of environmental bullshit in the morning.

As a Doubter, you have no doubt wondered how the myriad new environmental laws and legislation managed to sail through Congress when the science is far from settled. How can legislators, whose main area of expertise is supposed to be the law, can draft a bill on a subject they know so little about? Al Gore gave us a small insight when he announced yesterday that he supported the first ethanol subsidies in order to pander to farmers in his home state of Tennessee for political gain.

Way to go, Al. Ignore reality and pass around a few billions of someone else's money so you can run for President. Yup, that's what we all voted for.

We have a ready source of energy that doesn't compete with food supplies, is portable and capable of being made into a staggering array of useful products, and has a profitable infrastructure in place, all of which radical environmentalists and idiot politicians want to discard in favor of technology that, despite being on the market for a generation, has yet to take one airplane off the ground. Such insanity should never be allowed in the halls of Washington, but this is the situation that we find ourselves in.

And Al Gore has led the charge.

Perhaps this midterm election will be the beginning of returning our government to common sense and away from outrageous, unscientific claims of gloom and doom, and the bad laws and regulations that inevitably follow.

Expect more of these types of revelations as the Great Climate Hoax is uncovered and discredited and its' proponents are shown to be the snake oil salesmen that they are.

We're still moving, but we got the Internet service turned on yesterday and I had to test it out. Awoke to the dulcet tones of leaf blowers at an outrageously early hour, I guess to welcome us to our new digs, kinda, sorta. Anyway, stay tuned, I should be back after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Whee! I'm almost done moving!

Don't give up the ship, mateys! It's all exclamation points from now on!

BackwardsGirl and I are still in the process of moving. I'm almost done with the painting, thanks to the help of a guitar playing friend who also paints houses for his day job. The new place looks fantastic thanks to him. Also, I owe him for showing me a few tricks, you know, inside things that only someone who paints for a living would know. Tim, you da man!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting back in the literary saddle sometime next week. Thank you for your patience. About all I can do is admire the current state of political affairs from afar, as I've done since the election.

We won, didn't we?

Oh, and feel free to poke around in the archives while you're waiting. Send a few links out to your friends or hit the tip jar if you're so inclined.

To quote someone famous, "I'll be back."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Your Main Enemy - George Soros

I'm still moving, lots of walls to repair and paint.

But I want you to go to this link and watch Glenn Beck expose the anti-Christ George Soros. In fact, make sure you watch his show all week, as he is performing a national service by showing just how this vile animal is doing his best to destroy the United States. I've known about him for a while, but even I was aghast at the depth and breadth of his hatred for us. If you've wondered why so many things in American politics just don't make sense, you'll soon understand.

This man hates you for no good reason and is doing everything in his power to make sure you, your family, and your country no longer exists.

Know your enemy.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whew, We Did It

Yesterday was a great day in American political history, and an important one, too. The country spoke out and said not only "No" but "Hell No!".

Let's take a quick look at what we did:

We stopped the hard left turn that Obama, Reid, and Pelosi have been turning the country towards against our will.

And speakering of Pelosi, she is no longer the Speaker of the House. Her deathgrip on the gavel is no more.

Harry Reid is quaking in his oversized shoes.

Russ Feingold is now a regular citizen.

The Idiot Alan Grayson is gone.

Republicans picked up 61 seats in the House to take control away from Democrats.

Tea Party candidates made a respectable showing for a nascent movement.

Marco Rubio and Colonel Alan West were elected to Congress.

Twenty-seven states now have Republican governors.

Did we conservatives get everything we wanted? No. Have you ever gone fishing and caught all the fish?

We did, however, do something vitally important for the country: we sent a message.

We're back!

Note: Today starts the move into the new digs, and along with it short or nonexistent posts for a few weeks, for real this time. You can always visit some of my blog buddies on the list in the sidebar. I promise I'll be back as soon as possible. This blogging thing is worse than crack, not that I'd know, or anything. Anyway, have fun.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today is the Day! Go Vote!

Has it been two years? It seems like much longer, but today is the day we've been waiting for.

Vote! Vote like your life depends on it (which it does, but you know that already).

As if you needed any reminders what you're voting against, here ya go,

I'm keeping today's post short, because I know you'll be busy at the polls.

Here's one final video, a little ditty to take with you,

Now, go, git, vamoose, hightail it outahere. Your country needs you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

What “Progressives” Want for America

It has come to this, my friends: what appears to be a homeless man on his knees before our President.

This picture should haunt all of us. There is no reason for this to be happening in America.

This is not us. This is the result of “progressive” philosophy and policy in Washington. Does this look like progress to you?

Progressive policy encourages this. Progressive policy thinks we should all be on our knees instead of on our feet. Progressive policy wants us to be dependent upon the Nanny State for our every need. Progressive policy wants to take from the productive and give to the slothful: not those who cannot care for themselves, but those who will not care for themselves.

This has happened because we trusted lying politicians. While we were working to provide the American Dream to our families, lying politicians were scheming behind closed doors to disregard our Constitution and the principles and freedoms that it was intended to secure, saying one thing to our faces and doing something else once safely in office and wrapped in the thick, insulating blanket of self-importance.

This is not us. This is, however, what we have permitted to happen by not engaging in politics and thinking that someone else would look out for our interests. Do you need any more proof before you become interested in your government and who is in it?

Take this picture to the polls tomorrow as a reminder of what we’ve allowed and vow to yourself that this will not be you, or your children, or anyone you know.

Vote as if your life depends upon it. Send a message that we will no longer tolerate this in our country. Send a message to those we elect that we will be watching their every move from now on. Send a message that they will start to govern as we, the majority of Americans, want them to govern. That we expect them to make our lives easier, less complicated by unnecessary government restrictions, high taxes and crushing debt. That we expect accountability from them. That we expect them to tell us the truth all the time. Tell them that we will not accept anything less, and, should they fail to do what we ask, they will be replaced with someone who will.