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Friday, May 28, 2010


This may have something to do with that feeling.

I think real change is coming in November!


Nobody explains the silliness like Mark Steyn!

In "We're too broke to be this stupid" Mark Steyn skewers our Western society.

His insight into what drives the left is so clear you would be making a mistake not to read him and do a little introspection.

Stupid is not the way, and the behemoth - rationality - is waking up!


BHO and his Administration: the Luddites

Look up Luddites - I had to! But such an appropriate description! Here is a portion of a blog entry from Hugh Hewitt on yesterdays press conference. Newt Gingrich "played" BHO and gave his answers to the actual questions directed to BHO:

"HH: Here’s some more on that subject, the president in the press conference today, cut number six.

BHO: We should be pretty modest in understanding that the easily accessible oil has already been sucked up out of the ground. And as we are moving forward, the technology gets more complicated, the oil sources are more remote, and that means that there’s probably going to end up being more risk.

HH: You know, Newt Gingrich, he’s like a Luddite.

NG: Well, of course he’s a Luddite. He’s a left winger. All left wingers tend to be Luddites. The fact is that the technology overall is fairly safe. The fact is that if we had any kind of reasonable commitment to technology, we would have much better cleanup materials. You know, we’re still using many of the techniques we used forty years ago. And as I said at the very beginning of the show, the people, the former Shell employees have been yelling on every television channel they can get on, because 17 years ago, they had a dramatically better solution in the Middle East when this happened, and nobody from BP, and nobody from the federal government is willing to look at it. And so I mean, you have a historic fact that they did in fact use supertankers, they did suck up water and oil, they did separate the two, and they had a dramatic impact in cleaning up the ocean in a way that was very effective. And yet you cannot get either the federal government or BP to look at these kinds of historic examples."

This is for my Sustainability friends to ponder. Is being a Luddite the path to Sustainability? Now, of course, you will deny you are a Luddite because you equate wind power - which any rational person knows cannot satisfy the needs of the world short term, much less long term - with nuclear power which would solve our short term and long term problem but is POLITICALLY INCORRECT! Fear of a nuclear disaster drives your "religion"! Silly.

Postscript: Sources of oil are only more remote because BHO and the Dems will not allow us to use readily available sources in our country - such as oil shale, etc. Dems love the "self fulfilling prophesy" stuff!!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day

Mark Alexander at The Patriot Post explains Memorial Day. A worthwhile read!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Calderon and the silliness of the Dem applause

""The fact is, Mexico has two big exports: Oil, and their second biggest export is poverty to the United States -- from which, in remittances sent back to Mexico, they get $21 billion a year. Mr. Calderon has a stake in illegal immigration to our country." --columnist George Will"

Remember this in November. A foreign leader lecturing us superficially to protect his income is not acceptable!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Slouching Towards Irrelevance"

The Heritage Foundations Morning Bell reports on our Vice President's speech to the European Parlaiment in Brussels:

"Earlier this month while in Brussels, Vice President Joe Biden told the European Parliament that while "some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, DC as the 'capital of the free world' ... it seems to me that this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title." How revealing."

This Administration is sometimes VERY hard to believe!


Monday, May 24, 2010


The Foundation

"There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness." --George Washington

We should listen to our founders!

H/T: Patriot Post "Brief - 5/24/2010"


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Read this to understand how the Dems stay in power in NY!

If we don't change our Federal Government it will be coming to them also, and that will destroy our country as it is the States today.

Pensions are the payoff for Dem votes! Read this article from the NYT and if you don't get a bit sick to your stomach you are an ideologue! A brief example:

"According to pension data collected by The New York Times from the city and state, about 3,700 retired public workers in New York are now getting pensions of more than $100,000 a year, exempt from state and local taxes. The data belie official reports that the average state pension is a modest $18,000, or $38,000 for retired police officers and firefighters. (The average is low, in part, because it includes people who worked in government only part time, or just a few years, as well as surviving spouses getting partial benefits.) "

They not only buy the votes, but then lie about it to protect themselves. Wake up!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) Reacts to the Calderon Lecture!

Laura Ingraham posts a 5 minute retort by Rep. Tom McClintock to the joke of a lecture by President Calderon of Mexico. In addition he speaks the truth about immigration.

It is a short video and well worth watching - conservative or liberal - to understand where the center and right are coming from!


The Attempt to Destroy America

Two great columns identifying the basic problem with the current Administration's action.

David Brooks in "The Story of an Angry Voter" explains the destruction of the American work ethic.

Charles Krauthammer in "The Fruits of Weakness" explains the purposeful destruction of American exceptionalism and dominance.

This is part of a PLAN, and we should recognize it as such!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Tax is a Tax is a Tax - to all but the "Cap and Tax" Dems

Read this letter from American Solutions to understand what Kerry and Lieberman are trying to do to your cost of gasoline. This is the "new" method of taxation which takes away any control mechanism from the people! You better be heard and stop this, or it will be the end of our country as we know it.

The postscript on Greece is quite interesting!


We Live in Strange Times! - And getting Stranger!!

George Will explains in "Political theater of the Absurd" and asks: "Has American politics ever been this entertaining?".

He opens with how the Dem candidate for John Murtha's House seat won:

"The candidate who on Tuesday won the special election in a Pennsylvania congressional district is right-to-life and pro-gun. He accused his opponent of wanting heavier taxes. He said he would have voted against Barack Obama's health care plan and promised to vote against cap-and-trade legislation, which is a tax increase supposedly somehow related to turning down the planet's thermostat. This candidate, Mark Critz, is a Democrat."

If this is how they will win in November, it has all become absurd! Read the whole column and either chuckle or weep. This is our Government!


Monday, May 17, 2010

"The Revenue Limits of Tax and Spend"

David Ranson in todays WSJ introduces a chart developed by W. Kurt Hauser 20 years ago that empiracally shows tax revenues will NEVER exceed 20% of GDP! Why? With a 70,000 page tax code more loopholes are searched out as taxes are increased.

So - increase taxes which certainly has the effect of decreasing GDP - and instead of increased income it is reduced! Obama and the CBO cannot see this unintended consequence and it is right before their eyes!

But maybe this is part of their plan: to allow the deficits to spiral out of control and then implement a new non-income related tax - VAT? - to save us!


"Patty Murray's Chutzpah"

Unintended Consequences is a double edged sword points out WSJ Best of the Web Today:

""We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it," Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said, and the Associated Press reports on what abortion advocates are finding out:
Abortion opponents fought passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that it's the law, they're using it to limit coverage by private insurers.

An obscure part of the law allows states to restrict abortion coverage by private plans operating in new insurance markets. Capitalizing on that language, abortion foes have succeeded in passing bans that, in some cases, go beyond federal statutes.

"We don't consider elective abortion to be health care, so we don't think it's a bad thing for fewer private insurance companies to cover it," said Mary Harned, attorney for Americans United for Life, a national organization that wrote a model law for the states.

Abortion rights supporters are dismayed.

"Implementation of this reform should be about increasing access to health care and increasing choices, not taking them away," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate leadership. "Health care reform is not an excuse to take rights away from women."
Which explains why Murray voted against ObamaCare.

Oh wait, she didn't? Nope! In fact, on Dec. 23, she cast the deciding vote in favor of cloture, a necessary procedural step. Without her vote, ObamaCare would not be the law today. For Murray to complain about it now reminds us of that old joke about the definition of chutzpah: when a man kills his parents, then pleads for mercy because his mother was denied the right to choose and forced to carry her killer to term. "

At least there is something good in Obamacare!


Mark Steyn Wisdom

Read "A slow-burn bonfire of liberties" and you will understand how Western Europe is destroying itself. If you want to follow this path continue supporting the Dems and BHO, because that is what they want. Why? I wish I knew!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Britain: The New Politics

The London Times TIMESON LINE posts an editorial analyzing the results of last weeks vote in Great Britain and the Government that has been formed between Tories (conservatives) and Liberal Democrats (left of the Labour party which was ousted).

Compare this coalition - rife with moderation, granted of necessity since Tories are a minority - with the attitude of the Dems since Obama's election.

If only the Dems could show as much common sense voluntarily they might have governed for more than 2 years in the congress and 4 years in the presidency.

Confirmation that common sense always trumps ideology!

Moderation always trumps "Chicago Style" politics!


The Truth of Why Senator Robert Bennett of Utah is Gone

The Utah Daily Herald explains why seven commonly heard "reasons" for Sen. Bennett's demise contain little or no truth, and explains the real reason which I post below:

"More important, if moderates haven't been heard recently, it's because Democrats have trashed moderation's key values of compromise and respect for other views. The White House and Congress are stocked by the hard left, and the left has spurned compromise. Look at health care. The Democrats could have made moderate, bipartisan changes at any time. Instead, they pulled every sleazy trick in the book and wrote some new ones in order to ram through a radical takeover of the health industry. The same holds in other areas.

Democratic leaders have been spewing contempt and hatred at anyone who dares question them. Moderation is swallowed up in such a climate. But that's the age we live in. It's not one of those sleepy times when officials can calmly split the difference between spending $100 million and $105 million. It's one of those moments in American history when the differences are stark and the stakes are high.

Is Bob Bennett a good fit for our times? No calm observer doubts his ability or goodwill, or that he genuinely holds conservative values. In a calmer time he might have breezed to another term. But in an age of fierce conflict between two irreconcilable visions of America, Bennett-style moderation may not get the job done.

On Saturday, the Utah Republican Party decided to fell the old timber and plant some new trees. That's what was underneath the GOP results, not all the other effluvia tossed up in some quarters of the media.

Whether the newbies can do better than Bennett is the next big question."

And if they don't it will be easier to rid ourselves of them in the future

NOVEMBER IS GOING TO BE FUN!! Read the entire editorial here.


Thursday, May 06, 2010

Political Correctness re American Flag and Cinco de Mayo

Want to see more silliness from the left? Read this blog entry from Michelle Malkin on 5 students in a Northern California high school that were sent home because the wore the American flag on Cinco de Mayo! Aren't we all Americans? Evidently not.

I would love to hear a defense of this action by our silly - and getting sillier - teaching establishment!


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Clarity: proof of the silliness of moral equivalency

The counterpoint to the last post and thought is the following quote from Ronald Reagan to Leonid Breshnev (thanks to The Heritage Foundation):

"When World War II ended, the United States had the only undamaged industrial power in the world. Our military might was at its peak, and we alone had the ultimate weapon, the nuclear weapon, with the unquestioned ability to deliver it anywhere in the world. If we had sought world domination then, who could have opposed us? But the United States followed a different course, one unique in all the history of mankind. We used our power and wealth to rebuild the war-ravished economies of the world, including those of the nations who had been our enemies."

Yeh, that is exactly what the Nazi's would have done since they were just like us.

Please see the silliness in this attitude. Are we perfect? Not by a long shot. But we are the best the world has ever seen. Believe it!


Clarity: in a round-about way

Roger Cohen writes a column in the NYT about a novel written shortly after WWII and published here recently that gives insight into the reaction of the normal German people as they watched their Jewish friends and neighbors hauled off to be slaughtered. I thought it a quite good review of the novel which basically concludes that when confronted by terror most people will comply to directions but a few have to fight the terror in some way, even though, as one of the Nazi characters states: "it is a gnat fighting an elephant."

This percentage of resistance is what keeps the planet fit for human habitation - a conclusion from Hannah Arendt, a German politial theorist.

To my point: the clarity I mention above was found in the first comment linked here from "Phil in the mountain of Kyushu, Japan." He believes there is moral equivalency between the Nazis and their murder of 5 million + people and the Bush administration. This is nothing new, but the poisonous response to a well written column on the horrors that are unimaginable now, and his inability to differentiate horrible evil from our Government is the clarity I need to understand where the left is coming from.

Do all of you agree with Phil? This is what's driving much of your "movement." Acceptable?

My belief is that secularism feeds these irrational conclusions. To paraphrase a writer whose name I do not recall: if society loses religion it does not believe in nothing, it believes in ANYTHING. I don't know, but I suspect Phil does not go to church each Sunday!