Friday, December 28, 2012

No Apologies

You know, I'm in a conciliatory mood here at the end of the year. My life is pretty good. I have disagreement with some Republicans about some issues, but by and large people are people. They come by their opinions honestly and are just trying to make America a better place.

So it's true I may have said some things in the last 12 months that may have offended these good people. And as they'd be quick to point out, it's wrong to offend people, especially just for the sake of offending.

On behalf of the whole Democrat party, including our President Barack Hussein Obummerz, I'd like to apologize. We should have compromised and voted for John Boehner's Plan B option in congress.  We shouldn't wage an annual war on Christmas, because America is a Christian Nation. By the way, quit making trouble you Jews!

We're sorry we opposed the election of Mitt Romney for president. That was just wrong, to force our unpopular president on the nation when everybody all loved Mitt Romney so much.

We're sorry we keep bringing up... they guy who was in the White House between Clinton and NobaMMa. Do you know, some DemocRats blame TARP and the auto bailouts and Fast and Furious on that guy?

We apologize for allowing this to happen.

We apologize for making fun of Dick Morris, who is always right.

We apologize for controlling the media. Why don't we step aside and give someone else a chance, huh?

Oh, lunch hour is over. Gotta get back to my job. Ah what the hell... I'll quit and just mooch off the job creators by filing for unemployment and demanding a phone and an Escalade. What's more, I'll insist on getting my social security instead of giving it up. I'm an American! We're America's worst nightmare!

Sorry about that.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

And You Thought It Was Because He Didn't Have One

Mitt Romney - during the campaign, did it ever seem like his heart really wasn't in the whole being president thing? Well, it probably wasn't.

More than being reticent, Romney was at first far from sold on a second presidential run. Haunted by his 2008 loss, he initially told his family he would not do it. While candidates often try to portray themselves as reluctant, Tagg insisted his father’s stance was genuine. 
“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,” said Tagg, who worked with his mother, Ann, to persuade his father to seek the presidency. “If he could have found someone else to take his place . . . he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”
Who else has Tagg Romney met, who was reluctant to run for President? Hmmm.

Anyway, that would explain THAT campaign pretty handily, right?

Friday, December 21, 2012

The First Casualty is Talking Points

In today's speech by Wayne LaPierre the trusted Frenchman proposed that schools be patrolled by armed volunteers, trained by the NRA. It caused a shockwave throughout the conservative community, because they had to weigh this idea against the idea of gun control. The volunteers won.

Why? Because.

A: Airport security is actually effective and has prevented terrorism. You might have thought from reading that a lot of the right regarded the TSA as useless but you were mistaken - a knee-jerk reaction to a single incident is just what the doctor ordered!

B: The New Black Panthers and union thugs aren't dangerous at all! As you can see from this conversation, they're just as likely to be folk who you want to give a rifle to so they can be around your kids all day.

C. Violent rhetoric leads to violence. Remember when I was all, dude, maybe back up on the "tree of liberty" talk and they were all, hey, chill, crazy people be crazy no matter what you say, yo? Turns out they don't believe that at all! It's movies and videogames and rap music that causes these shootings.

So a volunteer national army trained and financed by the NRA is the sensible solution to gun violence, and silencing the media is the only way to protect America's freedom to carry arms. It's guaranteed in the constitution!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How Do We Prevent Another Newtown Shooting?

Well, let's start with the obvious: Glenn Beck tweeted:

Giving kids pretend iPhone cases OBVIOUSLY leads to school shootings by adults.

Mike Huckabee, on the other hand, is sure those kids were shot because God isn't allowed in schools. That's logical! Either God has no power in places where prayer isn't allowed (I wonder how he got along before language?) or even worse, GOD KILLED THOSE KIDS because he wanted to call attention to the lack of prayer. No wonder it's called "God-fearing"! I'm an atheist and right now, I'm scared s***less.

Neither of these things seems to DIRECTLY address the problem. Some of my crazy far-left lunatics are saying if there were less guns available for sale, there would be less shootings. HA! More sensible heads are prevailing; the solution is to arm the teachers duh. The violent union thug teachers must carry semi-automatics themselves. Of course, no one wants to talk about who's paying for the guns, ammo and training. NOT MY TAX DOLLARS, THAT'S FOR SURE. Let 'em buy that stuff themselves, like they do pencils and books.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Requesting Guidance From The Right

Are any of the tweets listed in this Wonkette post racist? Because you know, we liberals see racism in everything.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Politics Is Uninteresting Because It's All Over Next Week Anyway

These people with their fiscal cliff talks and plans for the coming year - come on now! Anybody who is paying attention knows that 9 days from now, the world ends! It ends before the current misbegotten session of Congress does! No matter what you're up to, the catch phrase that covers it: THERE AIN'T NO FUTURE IN THAT.

With that in mind, I just bought a refrigerator on credit. It delivers to my place on the 19th, and the first payment is due (haha) next month, as if there were such a thing. For two glorious days I can enjoy perfectly chilled food and significant energy savings, and then bang, aloha, I don't have to worry about it any more.

Actually it is kinda interesting to watch politics. The Republicans are arguing that they must be allowed to completely rewrite 50 years of law by the end of the year or they will take us over a fiscal cliff. Tall order, Republicans! You're bluffing of course. You'll probably say you just started on the 18th and were totally planning to be finished by December 30th.

I should talk. I promised to visit my Mom on Christmas.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

III Citadel - Everybody Wins!

Since the election there has been a lot of talk about this state or that state seceding from the United States, almost as if they didn't want to have a black guy as their boss. (I know what you're going to say, but you didn't hear that when Clinton or Carter was president) Anyway, there was this unfortunate Supreme Court decision after the civil war which kind of made that impossible. But there must be a solution! Where can people who love America but can't stand the lazy, president-loving Americans who live in it go? Hopefully, here!

The cornerstone of the Citadel is III Arms Company, an industry to support the first wave of Patriots who will become modern American Pioneers. We will build Fighting Arms and ammunition for Patriots and around us a town will begin to grow. Other revenue streams are already in the works. Our intent is to purchase at least one thousand acres, and construct a walled town of at least one square mile to withstand any potential violence from hungry, diseased Souls. Obviously the Citadel is not being built to defy any laws of the United States or the State of Idaho, or to withstand any .gov or .mil attack. Our fortifications are merely defensive for a SHTF world. 
The Citadel will have between 3,500 and 5,000 households within the walls, with a single gate permitting access. The Citadel is not to be a closed society, instead a refuge for genuine Patriots who wish to live without neighbors who are Liberals and Establishment political ideologues, open for tourists who will be welcomed into our town to visit our planned Firearms Museum, shop in our Town Center, stay in a B&B or hotel while vacationing and exploring the wonderful skiing, hunting and fishing opportunities in the area, and many other attractions we will offer.
It's like a gated community, only with more weapons. And apparently geared towards defense against government run websites like .gov or .mil.

Look, I think it's a great idea. We can't stop these people from voting but at least we can keep them in a box right? Throw some money at them. Let's make it happen.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Finally, The Rice Controversy Boiled Down

"McCain, Graham, and Ayotte immediately told reporters that the real scandal here is that when Rice went on TV, she said a thing that turned out not to be true, simply because the CIA had told her that thing, and instead of simply saying “we don’t know,” she said that they thought maybe it was one thing, but they were still looking into it. How dare she mislead the American people like that!
No, really, that is the actual controversy, as near as we can figure out."
- Wonkette 

Quote of the Day: My Condition Is Deteriorating Edition

“I am more disturbed now than before,” said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

S'no Big Deal

I just spent the 4 day weekend almost completely off the internet, opting instead of a Ski Condo close to Mammoth Mountain in California. I do not ski, but I hike and that seems to be enough.Once in a while I had to open up the Maps app to find Hot Creek or to settle an argument over which Bond movie had the exploding pen. But for the most part it was the least digital 4 days I've spent in a long time. Also avoided - news. So if anything had happened (it looks like nothing did) I'd have missed it.

Anyway, hiking in reduced oxygen environments is surprisingly pleasant, and I recommend it to you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh Fox News, You Scamp

So I was just poking around Fox News and look at this! It's an urgent story about the jobless claims! Goodness, it looks like good news for the economy! That's very even-handed of them, considering that some there say that Obama is bad for the economy! 
So I clicked on it. Turns out to be a story about government malfeasance that has nothing to do with jobless claims. Bait 'n' switch? Incompetent coding? Matter of opinion? I report. You decide. By the way, check out this caption:


Monday, November 19, 2012

Black Friday Gift Idea for the Hostess Executives

Everybody knows that the failure of Hostess Foods resulted from the baker's union strike. The execs at Hostess must be very depressed this holiday season, having done everything they can to keep the company afloat.  In fact, they were doing so well that they tripled their salaries over the last ten years! Pretty good considering they had to declare bankruptcy twice.

Those mean bakers should do the honorable thing and chip in to get the executives a gift. Considering that it's hard to buy a gift for the guy who has everything (I bet literally in this case) they'll probably have to do a little digging. Let's start here.

A chorus of cheers rings out the minute you pull up. Tailgating will never be the same now that your Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer is on the scene. Designed by interior designer Brad Ford, it's impressive on the outside, but what's on the inside truly astounds: sleek leather furnishings and details from Moore & Giles, rich wood finishings (handcrafted from reclaimed Bulleit Bourbon casks), elegant glassware, and a top-notch entertainment system, including a flat-screen TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, and a state-of-the-art sound system, plus a one-year supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye*. You park, open the hatch, and slide out the bar—cocktails anyone?

The details:
  • Two limited-edition trailers available. (First available for immediate delivery; second available within six months of placing order.)
  • Transportation and delivery of trailer is included within the continental United States.
  • Created by designer Brad Ford, who has more than 10 years of experience in interior design and was named one of America's Top Young Designers by House Beautiful and recognized as one of the Rising Stars of Interior Design by the International Furnishings and Design Association.
  • Moore & Giles, founded in 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia, is dedicated to designing and developing the most luxurious natural leathers, working with tanneries worldwide and delivering unparalleled quality.
  • Entertainment system by Sony® and includes: TV, sound-bar speakers, receiver with touch screen, and smartphone controls.
Come on, it's only $150k! More if you get a car to haul it around.And that's per executive of course - you don't expect them to share do you? Come on bakers! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Insist on Cooks Who Can't See Doctors!

Olive Garden - when you're here, you're like family. A family with untreated tuberculosis!

NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama's health care law.
Darden Restaurants Inc. declined to give details but said the test is only in four markets across the country.
The move entails boosting the number of workers on part-time status, meaning they work less than 30 hours a week.
Under the new health care law, companies with 50 or more workers could be hit with fines if they do not provide basic coverage for full-time workers and their dependents.
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, those penalties and requirements could significantly boost labor costs for some companies, particularly in low-wage industries such as retail and hospitality, where most jobs don't come with health benefits.
Consider the implications of this, lobster/olive oil eaters. The first thing you should know is that THEY WOULD LOSE MONEY IF THEY PROVIDED THEIR EMPLOYEES WITH HEALTH CARE. Which means that if you go to any location today, there is a probability that one of the employees, who cannot afford to miss any hours, is carrying typhoid.

The second thing is soon those employees will have even less hours, and will probably have to turn to prostitution to make ends meet. Do you want a typhus-ridden hooker serving your crab cakes? For God's sake, eat somewhere else!

Maybe not Applebee's, by the way.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Is A Republican Civil War Looming?"

Headline via FoxNews. The answer seems to be, "no, as long as the moderates stop fighting." Okie dokie. I'm fine with that too.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Loyalty Above All

I say a lot of bad things about Republicans but I have to admit, they are loyal to each other. When the rest of the world was saying "Donald Rumsfeld is some kind of idiot!" and Rumsfeld himself offered to  resign, Bush wouldn't let him. When Michael Steele was making a particular mess of the RNC, did they fire him immediately? No they waited a long, long time. Even when Tom DeLay was facing expulsion from the house for ethics violations, their first move was to float a bill changing the house rules to allow him to stay. Couldn't quite get that one to fly, but they took a stab at it.

Which is why Broward County Supervisor Of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes has nothing to worry about. Even though it's about two weeks after the election and they just found over 900 ballots, uncounted, in a warehouse.
Snipes said there is no reason for alarm. "I've run several elections here, and this election was run no different than any other," she said. "I think the difference with this election is that there was a close race between the two presidential candidates, and there was pressure put on everyone, including our office, to get all of the votes, count, count, count, so you don't have an opportunity to check every box that comes back because you got to get what you got in hand and get it out of there, so if the voters would rather that we kind of sit back and relax and then clean up and find ballots. Then I think they would really be very upset." 
She said that further complicating this election was a very long ballot filled with proposed amendments. Snipes has promised that her department will meet their deadline by Sunday.
Come on, you heard the lady. It was a close presidential race. How could anyone in Florida conceive a thing like THAT happening? It's like the very long lines at the ballot. Who'd have thought people might VOTE in this thing?

Anyway, look forward to the interviews in 2016. Snipes will be great then.

Monday, November 12, 2012

It's Important That They Know What They Did Wrong

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus following the results of Election Day ordered a "full analysis" of what happened during the 2012 election cycle, group spokesman Sean Spicer told Fox News on Saturday. 
Spicer said Republicans did something things well including fundraising, researching, videos implementation and executing a good ground game. But the review will look at changes needed to be made regarding mechanics and messaging.
Priebus is just trying to protect his job. The real problem is not with the RNC, it's with THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. The American people were simply too stupid and too lazy to vote for Mitt Romney.

Republicans need to keep telling them that, every chance they get.

Friday, November 09, 2012

All Talk, No Action

Maybe if they'd stop backing down, and start DOUBLING DOWN, they'd win all the elections. AMIRIGHT?

Why They Lost

After his speech, Mr. Obama tried to call both Mr. Boehner and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, but was told they were asleep.
See, these guys care so little about their jobs that they couldn't be bothered to stay awake on Election Night. I'm not an elected official but if George Bush had called ME in 2004, I'd have picked up.

Quote Of The Day: Bitter Facebook Aftermath Edition

The liberals don't believe that Phil the only way to educate even a few if then is to SHOW them. If we keep bailing Obama out these morons will keep voting for him and others like him. So all they have to do is run ads telling the people all the free shit they are gonna get to get elected.
-James J. Spicer, commenting here. I promised him that I won't vote for Obama any more. And no, I'm not entirely sure what the rest of it even means. Who is Phil?

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Treading On Them

A couple of days ago, the right managed to lose the presidency AND a couple of seats in the senate, which is a big deal considering how bad the economy is. As the dust clears, it's human nature to tweak the formula and figure out how to do better next time.

Well the bigger you think the problem is, the bigger your solution. The folks (and they are Folks over there) at Tea Party Nation thinks the election was A Disaster Of Unimaginable Magnitude. Therefore, the solution must be correspondingly severe.

There are some lessons to be learned from this disaster. The first lesson is, no more moderate Republican candidates. Mitt Romney now joins the long list of moderate Republicans who line up right next to General George Custer. Romney lost. McCain lost, George W. Bush barely won and set the stage for Obama. Bob Dole lost. The only reason George H.W. Bush won a single term was because he was Ronald Reagan’s Vice President. When he ran on his own as a moderate, he gave us Bill Clinton.
We conservatives have to say this time; we will not support a moderate again. Our desire to remove Barack Obama and the Party of Treason was so strong that we jumped on board the Romney train. The Republican establishment correctly assumed that if it could get Romney nominated, we would have no choice but to fall in line.
It happened this time. It will not happen again.
Our message to the Republicans should be very clear. If you nominate a moderate in 2016, you will be on your own as conservatives will leave the party, assuming we are there in the party in 2015.

I'm with them on this, and I'll add that it's inevitable. The Tea Party and Republicans were never the same thing, and trying to make them the same is doing neither any favors.  Sure it will split the vote, but the vote is already split. Better to make it official. Better to make it honest.
We have two choices. We can surrender and allow the Party of Treason to continue to destroy liberty in this nation or we can stand and fight

I will only speak for myself. I was born a free American and I shall stay a free American. I will not let this land go into the dark night of tyranny. I will not stand by and watch the lamp of liberty be extinguished.
As far as TPN is concerned, Republicans are the Party of Treason. Democrats, presumably, are the Great Satan. Let them go!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hamlet Was Right

So I'm listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning (yes, for schaudenfreude) and he is completely mystified that Obama could have won both the electoral college AND the popular vote, after that disastrous first term. And I realized that it's exactly the way I felt in 2004. Mitt Romney is their John Kerry - an unappealing rich weirdo who you nominate when you think you can run ANYBODY and the results are still in the bag because the other candidate is so awful.

Turns out, not so much.

As Hamlet said, "there are more things in heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy". Such things include independent voters, people who were neither thrilled nor disgusted by either candidate. Strange as it seems, THESE PEOPLE EXIST. I know, weird right? Anyway, there were enough of them to overcome the hoards of people who had made up their minds LAST year about which guy to vote for.

It's important to note that the victory is pretty narrow here. We shouldn't consider it a mandate. What a sensible person will see from this is everybody should compromise and listen to each other's ideas.

I'm sorry this post wasn't more snarky... check out twitter and facebook feeds for that. I'm exhausted from snarky.

Friday, October 26, 2012

It Looks Like I Owe The Birthers An Apology

There is footage of Obama being born in Kenya!

Wow, that kid was huge! Oh wait, the guys addresses that.

Babies are born heavy all the time; I see no issue with that. And I assure you, most of the general public has no idea how big infants are in Kenya.

You might think the US is a fat society, but in Kenya they are born big and then they become light. Which is evidenced by the fact that today, Obama is really light and fit. That’s just the way it is.
That's just the way it is, okay? Stop arguing and FACE THE TRUTH SHEEPLE.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quote of the Day: Yeah! Wait NO! Edition

Ginny Lewis, a Democrat and 72-year-old retired district attorney from Princeton, Ky., says she'll vote for Romney because "I'm tired of the Republicans blaming all the debt on Democrats, so let them take over and see what they do."

Free Speech DEMANDS That We Execute Journalists

So says Eric Rush of World Net Daily!

(cutting and pasting is tricky with this one, so you'll have to read the whole thing. But to summarize: "When Romney takes office in January, we must try and execute most of the journalists in this country for treason." Honest!)

First they defend Mubarek and Osama Bin Laden, now they advocate the killing of reporters. Patterns here? Hands?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Donald Trump, Apologist For 99% of America's Red Meat

Sorry, what? Trump is up to something else today also?

I wouldn't presume to tell the President what to do, though if it were me I'd make a counter-offer: I'd release the transcripts and give a half-mil to Trumps favorite charity (Hair Club For Men?) if Romney releases 10 more years of tax returns. Then, EVERYBODY would be happy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Can't Get Behind This: Free Weed For Votes

Pot Prizes May Have Lured More Eagle Rock Residents To Vote « CBS Los Angeles

Don't get me wrong, I'm for more people voting. And I think offering a little somethin' somethin', like money off Starbucks, is a nice civic gesture. AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT RUNNING AS THE PRO-STARBUCKS candidate.

Quote of the Day: Romney Is No Taft Edition

“Governor Romney came in here tonight and showed he was presidential,” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said after the debate. “The president was small. … Only Mitt Romney spoke and acted like a president.”

Monday, October 22, 2012

Could You Narrow That Frame A Little Please?

Warner Todd Huston pointed this story out to me.

When Richard Nottage of Kingley agreed to help out his ex-wife after she broke her leg, he had no idea that doing so made him a dues-paying member of a union.

"My ex-wife needed help and asked if I could help her," he said. "She'd called adult services, which did an interview and said she qualified for assistance. I helped her out for a couple of months and received one check that covered two pay periods (from May 16 to June 30). When I looked at the check I noticed it had union dues taken out of it. All I did was help out my ex-wife a few weeks and suddenly I was in a union."

Nottage said he had no idea how that happened.

"It was a surprise," Nottage said. "I didn't want to be in a union. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't figure out how this union was tied to the state. It seems pretty unfair. What did I get from the union? What could I get from the union? Nothing."
Warner is now in the position of defending a union thug, no less corrupt and savage than the teachers and firemen he has denigrated in the past. Plus, Nottage is a guy who was requesting money from the government with no strings attached because he was too much of a freeloader to provide for his wife's health. And all of the sudden, he's a victim?

Warner also pointed out to me in twitter that the money wasn't for free health care.
Which to me says, he was bothered that the government WASN'T FORCING HIM TO USE THE MONEY IN A PARTICULAR WAY. I'd have thought he'd be for that.

I have no quarrel with Mr. Nottage, who to me is a guy who found himself in a tight spot and made use of a program to help him out. What bothers me is now, I don't know what the Tea Party stands for. Maybe Mitt Romney is their dream candidate after all!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Future Of Politics

Disappointed that the Presidential debate a couple of days ago wasn't rancorous enough? Well, national politics is always behind the curve. Check back in a few years when guys like this make it through the primaries.
The highlight came about halfway through the debate when Fields accused Ellison of spending money to research Fields personal life. Earlier this month, City Pages reported on a restraining order Fields' ex-wife filed against him back in 2006, though it's unclear who paid for the research that dug up the court filing. Ellison, who accused Fields of lying repeatedly throughout the debate, took particular umbrage with the you-spent-money-to-get-dirt-on-me accusation and went into meltdown mode. 
"You're really stupid for bringing up the domestic violence," Ellison said. "You're a scumbag. You're a lowlife scumbag."
Also notable, our own local battle between Democrats Berman and Sherman.

The good news is, I see politics returning to civility (relative civility, obviously) in about a decade. The bad news is, it will be about one year after this current trend peaks. And by then, it will be Whigs versus Tories because we'll be through with this bunch.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It Must Be Loud In The Fox News Offices!

If you missed the debate last night, you will want to turn to transcripts to find out what was said. The snarky folk at Wonkette noticed last night that Fox News had an unfortunate audio gap (click on the above pictures to see it more fully) which was pretty lengthy! It was about a minute and a half of audio which couldn't be transcribed.

The good news is that every other news organization in the country managed to get the response down. It went like this:

We, of course, don’t want to have automatic weapons, and that’s already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons. What I believe is we have to do, as the president mentioned towards the end of his remarks there, which is to make enormous efforts to enforce the gun laws that we have, and to change the culture of violence that we have.
And you ask how — how are we going to do that? And there are a number of things. He mentioned good schools. I totally agree. We were able to drive our schools to be number one in the nation in my state. And I believe if we do a better job in education, we’ll — we’ll give people the — the hope and opportunity they deserve and perhaps less violence from that. But let me mention another thing. And that is parents. We need moms and dads, helping to raise kids. Wherever possible the — the benefit of having two parents in the home, and that’s not always possible. A lot of great single moms, single dads. But gosh to tell our kids that before they have babies, they ought to think about getting married to someone, that’s a great idea.
Thank heavens! I mean maybe someone was cleaning their AK-47 in the newsroom and it went off. In any event, good thing for Fox News that they're not the only network! Sometimes you need the biased totally-in-the-tank-for-Obama ones to take up the slack.

Hey by the way, Mitt Romney is for gun control! Who knew, right?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quote Of The Day: Stop Me Before I Vote Again Edition

Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I'd much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them.
Janis Lane, president of the Central Mississippi Tea Party

Monday, October 15, 2012

Finally, A Way To Make The Empty Chair Racist

MORGAN HILL, Calif. — Some residents are calling a symbolic political display erected by a Morgan Hill homeowner that features two watermelons and a noose racist and even vaguely threatening towards President Obama.
The apparent reference to President Obama made some people passing by, including Republicans, uneasy.
"We shouldn't be threatening with a noose and a watermelon," said San Martin resident Ben Gomez. "I believe that's a little over the top. I like the chair and the teleprompter. I mean, they're just copying Clint Eastwood, so I can't blame them on that one. But the noose goes a little over the edge."
Listen SeƱor Gomez, you're either with us or against us. Why don't you drop the chalupa and go back to Spainland with your 30 relatives?

Look, it's not like people aren't joking about lynching Mitt Romney. I mean, somewhere they must be.

Job Advice

Look, I'm not going to tell you how to vote, but I'll tell you this - if your boss is going to use the results of the coming elections as an excuse to lay you off, you might as well quit and look for a better boss.

Wait until after the election, of course. If it goes the way I think it will, then your days there are numbered.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Opera Windows

In the film releasing world, "window" is a term describing the amount of time between when a movie is released in theatres and when it comes out in ancillary markets. For example, The Social Network had about a six month window before it came out on DVD and Blu-Ray, and maybe another 2 months before it was streaming for free on Netflix.

The Social Network was, of course, a huge hit and usually the studios will keep that window big on hits, to maximize their profits. As long as you keep buying tickets, they're going to keep it in the theatres.

Which brings us to this press release article on Newsmax.

A blockbuster documentary film that broke box-office records and exposed President Obama’s past is set for release as a DVD on the eve of the presidential elections.

“2016: Obama’s America” rose quickly in ticket sales to become one the most successful documentaries ever released to theaters, will now have a major second act on Oct 16.

That’s when 2016 will be released as a DVD.
At this writing 2016 is #29 on the national box office charts, but it's only been out for 13 weeks. It's made $33 million dollars (I'm not sure which records have been broken; it's neither documentaries nor political documentaries) but it's safe to say that the people behind the movie are convinced that they're out of juice at the box office. Perhaps they're counting the $300 million dollars they'll make on video? Maybe they'll make another movie depicting the flood of viewers coming to see the first one, and call it an "re-enactment".

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Your Liberal Media

And those liberals almost got away with it!

We have a number of corrections tonight for a story in our 5 o’clock news. The story focused on three new ads from Senator Claire McCaskill aimed at opponent todd akin’s remarks about rape. We incorrectly said there was one ad. We mistakenly said the ads featured two women speaking out against McCaskill. The ads actually feature three women – all survivors of sexual assault – and they were speaking on behalf of McCaskill. Also, a reading error lead to a misquote of one of the women in the ad, who actually said “I’m a pro-life mother and a survivor of an extremely violent sexual assault. As a woman of faith, I must forgive Todd Akin. But as a voter, it’s not something I can forget.” And finally, the McCaskill camp objected to our use of the phrase “controversial characters” when refering to the women in the ads. We apoloigize for that characterization and the errors.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I Would Have Been Disappointed By The Debate Too

Sure I think about politics all the time, but that doesn't mean I watch the debates. Actually I would have only I had a better thing to do last night - the Cinerama Dome was hosting a screening of It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World in its original insanely wide aspect ratio. It was on a screen so curved that it seemed to take place on the surface of Venus.

Still from what I'm hearing that Mitt Romney fellah did much, much better than that Barack Obama fellah. Not just Breitbart is saying this. The Stephanie Miller program (my morning show of choice) put forth that view. Every MSM outlet I have encountered today said it. What good is having the entire media in the tank for you if you can't get them to fudge the results of a debate? I'm telling you, when the Jews were running the media it was a lot more on message.

It's way to early to tell if there is a "debate bounce" in the offing for Romney, but will anyone really be convinced that the campaign performance of the last six months was the aberration and last night was the real Romney? In fact, is anyone convinced there IS a real Romney?

Well whatever, I'm moved to say this November may the best man win. If it turns out to be the man both sides hate, if he's the best one then let's make it work people.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Don't Be Afraid Little One

What's this country coming to where a guy can't admit that he prefers Judge Scalia while campaigning in a centrist state? The voters tried to CENSOR Scott Brown and it had a chilling effect on his free speech rights!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Reasoned Debate

I think this one falls in into the category of "argument with an empty chair".

Friday, September 28, 2012

Quote Of the Day: Attention Chick Voters Edition

"I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent. She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that's because she feels threatened."
 - Rep. Todd ("Legitimate Rape") Akin, getting on the good side of female voters by reminding them to know their place and always be ladylike

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The GOP HATES Free Speech!

The Virginia Republican party is violating the Right of Free Speech and CENSORING the Republicans of Mecklenberg County.

RICHMOND — Virginia Republican Party officials on Tuesday ordered their Mecklenburg County affiliate to remove photos portraying President Obama as a witch doctor, a caveman and a thug from its Facebook page.

The altered photos have been on the Mecklenburg County Republican Committee’s page for months but drew attention outside the rural southwestern enclave after a luncheon event this week with Republican Senate candidate George Allen.

“These kinds of images have no place in political discourse — period,” said Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. “They are offensive, tasteless and should never have been posted anywhere, let alone a local unit’s Facebook page. The Republican Party of Virginia condemns this sort of imagery in the strongest possible terms. I am in the process of contacting our Mecklenburg County unit to inform them that this is unacceptable behavior from any local unit associated with our party.”
Why? Why do they call things like the pictures below unacceptable? BECAUSE THEY HATE FREEDOM.

To make matters worse, it's just the common people who are posting these pictures to Facebook, not the Mecklenburg County Party. THE VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS are trying to supress the American People! Maybe they're Muslims! I'm not saying they are, I'm not saying they aren't. I'm just saying.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Building A Mittstery

Hat tip to Sarah McLaughlin for the title; in other words, the gag only works if I explain it. And actually, still not.

A lot of people have called Mitt Romney inconsistent in his views, but that's because they simply aren't paying attention. Well I am. And here is a great example! In 2007 Mitt Romney was talking to Glenn Beck about health care and he said "When they show up at the hospital, they get care. They get free care paid for by you and me. If that’s not a form of socialism, I don’t know what is."

Wouldn't make a thing like that up! So you might think from that statement that Romney is against the emergency room system in this country. But au contraire, mon frere! Here he again, last night on 60 Minutes.
"Well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance...If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care."
Has Romney changed his mind about emergency rooms? No! What we can conclude is he is a socialiast. It seems a little odd probably that a socialist ran Bain Capital but it's not like he was a communist. He was merely exercising the model of consolidating small companies so they could be run by a large central authority.

This weekend Sarah Palin (the other great Sarah of the North) suggested it's time for Mitt and Paul Ryan to go rogue. I think she's onto him too and wants to encourage him and his French socialist views. Vive le Mitt! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ann Romney Tells Mitt To STOP IT.

July 29, JERUSALEM (AP) — Mitt Romney says that if he paid more taxes than were required, he wouldn't be qualified to be president.

Romney just released his 2011 taxes today! Per a statement from Romney's campaign:

Regarding the newly-filed 2011 Tax Return:

In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income. 
The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%. 
The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.
The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions. 
The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor's statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.
Virtual highlighter mine.

Let's face it, when you yourself are sniping in public at your bid for the presidency, maybe it's time to just endorse Obama. Republicans hate Romney so much now, it would probably help.

Don't Mention It

How do you run for office in the state that Mitt Romney governed? For God's sake, avoid reminding people about him.


As a matter of fact, maybe this would work on the national level!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Don't Be Alarmed!

He is only this dark when he appears on Univision.

Stupid Liberal Me

Here's what I learned on Facebook yesterday. This graphic:

Does not in any way imply that Obama is responsible for the rise in gas prices. I asked some people what it does mean and I got this response:

I simply don't have the patience today to entertain dumb questions from liberals, sorry. I'll answer your question w/ one simple cartoon:

So I owe the right wing an apology! It's all so simple and I couldn't even see it! The only thing I'm wondering is ... that pipe isn't actually kinked in any way. I mean, oil could still flow through it. So, the cartoon is saying, what, that jobs must pass through politics before we achieve energy independence?

Also, I'd take a closer look that the Keystone doohicky on the left up there. The seal's busted.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rubber 'n' Glue Department

Oh yeah? I'll tell you who doesn't pay taxes! ANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR OBAMA! 

If you voted for Obama in 2008 and have paid any taxes since, perhaps you want to drop a note to Romney. Or the RNC. Or anybody who runs a talk show on radio.


On the Rodeo, Whoa-oh-oh-oh

I want to disabuse my liberal friends of the wrong conclusions they might reach following this incident.

An announcer at the Creston Classic Rodeo offended some in the audience Saturday when he made a racist joke about first lady Michelle Obama over the PA system. Now, at least one rodeo board member is demanding an apology.

“I was really appalled and the people around me were really appalled,” said spectator Dona Wilson of Santa Margarita. “He was acting like we were buying into his bigotry and we weren’t.”

Wilson said she heard a lady beside her say: “ ‘Whoa! Racist or what?’ ”

According to Wilson, the joke as told by the announcer, went something like this: Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them.
It turns out the joke wasn't told by the announcer but by a rodeo clown, who was on a mic at the same time.

So look, it is a mistake to assume that all Republicans are as racist as Mike Hayhurst, the aforementioned rodeo clown. If we can assume that many of the audience was Republican, the fact that Heyhurst bombed with the joke indicates most people aren't in on it, and that would include the Republicans.

The other thing you don't want to assume from this article is that most Republicans are rodeo clowns. It's an easier mistake to make because their last President was one.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Can You Spot The Error?

Fox and Friends, yesterday morning.

Fox and Friends, this morning.

Can you spot the error?

The error is Fox and Friends ISSUED A RETRACTION! What's wrong with those guys? Usually they know that unemployment figures, like the definition of "socialism", is entirely a matter of opinion! They need to retract the retraction, and grill an empty chair about those terrible numbers!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Bet There Was A Lively Secret Service Discussion Too

I'm a little confused - isn't the pizza industry going to have to raise prices if president Obama is reelected? Maybe that's small businesses like Papa John's or Godfather's.

If you're not seeing an embedded video up there (like me) then try this.

Friday, September 07, 2012

He Doesn't HATE The Troops, He Just Doesn't Care About Them

It's been AGES since Mitt committed a horrible gaffe, hasn't it? Looks like fall is going to be fun after all!


 Still Republicans will point out that it's just unfair to criticize a party for leaving something out of the conventions, so the matter should just be settled ok?

And He's One Of The Moderate Ones

Student Loans, another thing that will lead to a holocaust unless they are stopped at once. It seems like an overreach to me. In fact, since there is nothing in the Constitution about student loans leading to a holocaust, suggesting they might is clearly unconstitutional.  Communist!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

M*** R*****

I think I'm getting it now - the GOP position since 2008 is this. Don't vote for the guy you like, vote for the guy that I despise slightly less than the other guy, who is the guy you like. If you vote for anyone but the guy I really, really despise, (but not as much as the other guy) then you're on the side of the terrorists. I strongly stand behind this guy whom I bitterly disagree with.

In a less weird political climate, they would shrug if you don't vote for a guy they hate, but now they hate you for not hating their hated politician less.

Just kidding! Here's Reince Preibus strongly recommending his nominee for President!

Unlike Dems, the GOP is proud of our VP nominee. @PaulRyanVP gave an amazing speech and in prime time !
9/6/12 10:19 AM

Democrats would never allow speeches in prime time!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

You May Find This Useful, Though

Conventional Wis -- Aw, To Hell With It

Well, you're probably very frustrated with me by now - I have been laying off politics AND everything else since the conventions started. It's partially because I'm not watching the conventions. They're infomercials. Everything I don't like about 30-second campaign ads is what the conventions are made of. They contain neither substance nor honesty. And they go on forever. At best they're a showcase for the next round of candidates in 2016 but dear God, why would I want to see more candidates after this year?

So rather than watch the conventions I'm taking them in through twitter mockery. It's simply more efficient. I used to get my movies this way, from reading Mad magazine parodies.

The other reason that I'm backing off politics so much is it's fruitless to try to change your mind. You, the reader. You've made up your mind and you won't be swayed. Even if I tell you that the idea you hate used to be your own idea; even if I point to the graphs you published that contradict what you're saying. So why bother? Wouldn't we all be happier if I we believed what we believe and never mention it to each other? Sure we would. And sooner or later this is how the nation will trend.  We'll go back to never discussing religion or politics, because we need to get along with each other.

So, I spent the weekend in San Jose! Went to the Computer History Museum (right across the street from Google HQ and just 15 minutes from the hotel) and watched my girlfriend compete in West Coast Swing dancing. Also visited my mom, recuperating from a pacemaker operation. How about you? Do anything fun for Labor Day?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quote of the Day: Even WE'RE Amazed This Isn't Worse Edition

"The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48% after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is. If she can’t break fifty percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Hypothetical Question For Conservatives: Forcible Rape Edition

All right, I know you won't answer me but you might find this useful to help place yourself. And I apologize for the very unpleasant premise that this question is based on.

Say your wife is raped, and nine months later she gives birth to a child. Obviously abortion is off the table in this scenario. So do you raise the child as your own? Or do you divorce your wife, knowing that she cannot have conceived if she had been forcibly raped?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Quote of the Day: Patter Between Songs Edition

“We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US and we hate him!”
Hank "Pussy Riot" Williams Jr. 

Wait a minute. Hates farming?

Buy the Premise, Buy the Gag

You know what's wrong with me? (I mean aside from dressing badly, of course) I just spent a considerable amount of my work morning hectoring poor WAMK for retweeting this.

My first assumption was that the gag is that Obama fellah is lazy, just like all...Democrats. But after an awful lot of back 'n' forth, I think we've concluded that it's funny because that Obama fellah isn't a religious guy, that he PRETENDS to be religious only when he's campaigning.

I think that's great because it means that Emily Miller (and WAMK) never believed the "Secret Muslim" thing, or the nonsense about Rev. Wright. Obama wasn't influenced by those guys! He just wanted to play golf! People who buy that stuff are idiots!

Probably WAMK will take offense to that interpretation but he has been pretty close to the vest with why he thinks the line IS funny. "It's funny because it just IS," he almost said, though he hasn't quite even gone that far. Without some underlying premise, it's not a very funny line. I'm open to some sensible explaination of what the premise is. Do you think the tweet is funny? Why?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Quote of the Day - Lassais-Unfair Edition

If you bail out a company that's engaged in bad business practices, rather than forcing it to fix those bad business practices . . . you don't think they could end up in trouble again, do you?
- Herman Cain, arguing on Facebook that what went wrong with GM was that the government didn't step in and tell a major American corporation how to do business.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paul "Porkulous" Ryan

WASHINGTON _ After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed, Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan repeatedly denied lobbying the Obama administration for home state aid -- first on a Boston radio station in 2010 and then again on Tuesday in an interview with a Ohio television station. 
On October 28, 2010, after the Wisconsin Republican penned at least five letters to two federal departments seeking grants under the Obama administration’s economic recovery package, Ryan responded to a caller on WBZ’s Nightside with Dan Rea who asked if he sought any of the money. 
Ryan said that he would not vote against something “then write to the government to ask them to send us money.” 
“I did not request any stimulus money,” he continued. 
Meanwhile, in an interview yesterday with an Ohio television station, Ryan repeated the denial, before quickly adding “I don’t recall.”
Liberals are too worried about this guy - he's no more likely to changes the system than any other guy in Washington.
Thursday evening, Ryan acknowledged having sent the letters above his signature. “After having these letters called to my attention I checked into them, and they were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are handled. This is why I didn’t recall the letters earlier. But they should have been handled differently, and I take responsibility for that.”
Of course, the Koch brothers have his ear so we're still better off with the guys who are in the White House now. Let's stick with 'em.

Miss Me Yet Yet?

Hey, look what just turned up via the Tea Party on Facebook!

When I left office, unemployment was 4.7%, gas cost $2.26 a gallon and 17 million Americans were on food stamps. Almost 4 years later under Obama, unemployment is at a record 8.3%, gas costs $4.00 a gallon and 43 million Americans are on food stamps. Click "LIKE" and "SHARE" if you miss me yet?

This is what fascinates me about the Right. First of all how can the Tea Party have their own page? They're not a party, they're a movement. Second, I'm certain the phrase "when I left office" refers to January 20th, 2009. Unemployment was 7.8 and climbing to 8.3. Gas was even lower than it says, at $1.84. Probably because people were taking their money out of oil stocks. And that month, 32 million Americans were on food stamps. So I think what they're getting at is Bush retroactively left office in August 2008. 

And yet, when I point this out to anyone on the right they're going to insult me, insist I need to learn to read, and intimate that I'm a Muslim.

I'll admit I do miss him. Why, oh why, isn't he going to be speaking at the RNC convention? And Palin too! I miss them both! 

Quote of the Day - MegaTreason Edition

Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders. Like the Fast And Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple. I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.
-Dave Mustaine, speaking ON FOREIGN SOIL. And you know what? The lamestream media hasn't even reported about NoObAma staging these murders, which is PROOF that they're BIASed!

Monday, August 13, 2012

All's Well That Ends Well

Why does the left hate Freedom of Speech so much? Here we have an older gentlemen attempting to stop Paul Ryan from having his say. Fortunately, he is taken out of the room and wrestled to the ground! Teach him to stop someone from expressing an opinion!

There's An App For That, And It Sucks

It's a little late to download Mitt Romney's VP App, which promised to let users be the first to know who he picked to be his running mate. Turns out it's Paul Ryan! The app faithfully delivered the news at 7:07am Saturday which is pretty early, except in the context of all the major news outlets who got the leaked news 7 hours earlier and tweeted it. And probably in the context of Romney's tweet about the same news, which beat the app by a few minutes.

Oh and Facebook.

Don't worry though, the app is going to upgraded and rereleased to retroactively inform you first. It will beat the leaks by two days.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thank Jesus We Can Protect Ourselves Here!

If you've ever been in a white-knuckle terror trap, surrounded by thugs and bullies, you probably had the comfort of knowing that if you had to, you could shoot your way out. But take a look at this horrifying letter from an ex-Michigan policeman to the Calgary Herald!

Recently, while out for a walk in Nose Hill Park, in broad daylight on a paved trail, two young men approached my wife and me. The men stepped in front of us, then said in a very aggressive tone: "Been to the Stampede yet?"

We ignored them. The two moved closer, repeating: "Hey, you been to the Stampede yet?"

I quickly moved between these two and my wife, replying, "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." They looked bewildered, and we then walked past them.

I speculate they did not have good intentions when they approached in such an aggressive, disrespectful and menacing manner. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ they did not pull a weapon of some sort, but rather concluded it was in their best interest to leave us alone.

Would we not expect a uniformed officer to pull his or her weapon to intercede in a life-or-death encounter to protect self, or another? Why then should the expectation be lower for a citizen of Canada or a visitor? Wait, I know - it's because in Canada, only the criminals and the police carry handguns.

Walt Wawra, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Mr and Mrs Wawra are currently undergoing therapy for post-traumatic stress after their life-or-death encounter. The sad thing is, this tragedy might have been avoided if only Walt been allowed to carry, and discharge, his weapon into these assailants.

Canadians are known for their bloodthirsty and lawless ways, and my advice to the Wawras is to never go ther again in the future. Between thir savagery and their socialist, inferior health care system, it's just too dangerous.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Republicans are OUTRAGED at this cruel, untrue attack on the sterling character of Mitt Romney, who actually gave this man a six figure job and lowered his taxes.

It's just plain wrong for Obama to make false claims against Romney, especially considering that he isn't even an American Citizen, is a Muslim, never had a private sector job and is conspiring with the UN to take away your right to play golf.  Don't let him get away with it!

By the way, a special quote of the day extra courtesy Romney spokesman Andrea Saul:

" know, if people had been in Massachusetts under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care. There are a lot of people losing their jobs and their health care in President Obama’s economy."

Right, Romney's spokesperson is a SOCIALIST!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Love Is Just Around The Corner/How Much Is That Doggie In the Window

Did you know that Hollywood has been slowly brainwashing you so you will have sex with animals? Bet you didn't see that endgame coming! But John Nolte does!

And if you don't think that there are those who hold the levers of power in our popular culture that would like to remove the stigma from bestiality, you don't understand the depths of sexual depravity the human animal is capable of.

I used to laugh at loud at the term "slippery slope." 
Then I grew up.
I recently became friends with a guy whose grandfather trained Lassie, and I'm dying to ask him about the role he has played in all this. Did they make Lassie sway her hips a little when she ran to rescue Timmy from the well? Was Gentle Ben maybe a little gentler than he needed to be? Did Flipper rub up against... actually we all know about dolphins.

It's interesting that I have never felt particularly attracted to pets, and yet a lot of conservatives seem to think that screwing the family cat always just a law or two away. They stay up nights worried that one day, unless society stops them, they're going to rudely surprise Rex because they just can't help themselves.  I suppose it's the same problem as alcoholics having to leave the room when you're taking a drink. I suppose ultimately the safest thing is to just convince a state in the midwest to outlaw pets.  

Might as well make it Texas, so most of them won't have to move.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I'm Pretty Sure This Is Illegal In Florida

Walton Henry Butler, 59, was arrested by Gulf County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night for shooting 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.
According to a charging affidavit obtained by The Star, Butler had referred to Pamela Rogers’ child and other children at his apartment complex with racial slurs.
Gant was shot between the eyes when he went to Butler’s apartment to confront him over the remarks, the documents said. Butler allegedly closed his sliding glass door and left Gant bleeding on ground outside.
The suspect contacted 911 and had finished his dinner before Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived. 
Nugent recalled that Butler appeared “inconvenienced” by the arrest, saying that “he had only shot a n*gger.”
Gant is expected to survive, so he can look forward to seeing the following opinions expressed by crazies in certain comment sections, and a handful of elected officials.

1. Why is this a "hate crime?" It's enough of a crime to shoot someone in the face, right? We need to stop demonizing hate.

2. Now isn't the time to discuss gun control.

3. The press is playing the race card by reporting the story this way.

4. Butler voted for Obama, and is a liberal. Because THAT'S WHAT LIBERALS ARE LIKE.

The talking point I don't expect to see (curiously) is the one where this whole incident could have been avoided if African Americans in Florida were all armed. Trevon Martin would be alive! Gant would have been safe!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Path To Socialism

So since the beginning of the year in my neighborhood, they have been building a bus lane and walking path. I think it was probably financed by stimulus money. The walking path has been open for about a month and I was just driving by on my way home from getting groceries, and it was packed with people. People on roller skates people on bicycles and people walking. And it was after sundown but the path is pretty well lit and with that kind of a crowd it was just about as safe as you could imagine. It was a little surreal, frankly, because this is the San Fernando Valley; we're famous for people not walking anywhere, under any circumstances.

It was, I think, sublime. All these people taking the opportunity to get a little exercise and get out of their apartments. Tomorrow perhaps they'll be a little thinner, a little less stressed, a little prouder of themselves.

This whole situation is, by a surprising number of American's definition, socialism. They paid their tax money so that OTHER PEOPLE could get exercise? Why don't they join a gym, and create some jobs? Why wasn't the land sold to an entrepreneur, so he could build a commercial walking path and charge people to walk on it? Maybe sell them ice cream sandwiches along the way?

No entrepreneur would take on that gig, of course, because it's far too expensive a proposition and there's probably no profit to be made from it. And you can ask yourself if the government should be spending tax money on something that it will never see a dime of direct profit from. Maybe if you're inventive, you can calculate the lower health care bills, the increased tax collections from people moving into the area because of the cool walking paths, and such but ultimately you'll never convince a skeptic with intangibles like that.

All I know is I'm happier living here now than I was last year at this time, because I have a safe route to bike to work on and I'm surrounded by people who are getting out once in a while. If tax dollars make my life easier and happier and healthier, I'm okay with paying them.

The Founding Fathers Hated Door-To-Door Salesment

"Stand your ground" strikes another blow for freedom!

On Wednesday, Kenneth Roop, 52, of Cape Coral, pointed a gun again, police say, and this time fired two shots, telling police he was "in fear." He is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Nick Rainey, 30, who wanted to sell him frozen steaks and lobster.
Rainey, an employee of Blue Ribbon Steak and Seafood, had just knocked on Roop's door at 1815 SW 30th Terrace and gotten no response when Roop pulled into the driveway, driving a pickup, according to an arrest report released Thursday.
Explaining his actions to police after the shooting, Roop said he became "more than a little nervous" as Rainey walked down the driveway toward his truck and appeared to have something in his hand. 
As Rainey drew within 4 feet, Roop grabbed his 9mm Glock from his pocket and fired once, striking Rainey in the shoulder, he told police. Rainey fell to the ground, screaming, 'You shot me,' in what Roop described as an "antagonistic" manner, according to the report.
If only Roop had managed to be a little more jocular toward his assailant, he might have avoided a final bullet to the back of his head. I think we can all agree that Rainey owes Roop an apology. But Rainey is too arrogant (and dead) to make one.

The quoted article above alludes to the other time Roop exercised his gun rights in a perfectly reasonable way, when he pulled a pistol on a METER READER (socialist home invader) 7 years ago. When will the madness stop? You guys, quit frightening Kenneth Roop!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Low Hanging Fruit

...It's often the sweetest!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

An Extremely Clever Metaphor

This is a perfect explanation of how entrepreneurism works. This little girls didn't build their lemonade stand with the help of the government! Unless you count the fact that it's next to a public road, which is their only source of customers. And most likely they're using water from a public reservoir (maybe it was pumped from well water, probably not) and they're trading using currency instead of livestock. 

And the lemons and sugar also benefitted from the use of public roads.  Oh and ice... had to have electricity to make ice! Public utility again. You can generate your own (Ed Begly Jr. does it all the time!) but most people do not, especially conservatives.

Plus if the girls weren't home-schooled in math and English, there's a possible issue there too. So sure it's possible to to build this lemonade stand and sell lemonade using only private roads, self-generated electricity and water, private schools and so on.... but after you've paid for all that, try turning a profit on $.50 a glass. 

But otherwise, NoObama is completely wrong!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Quote Of The Day: There WAS One Edition

“Had someone been prepared and armed they could have stopped this ‘bad’ man from most of this tragedy...All that was needed is one Courages/Brave man prepared mentally or otherwise to stop this it could have been done.”
- Arizona state senator Russell Pearce on his Facebook page. He deleted it though.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Colorado Call And Response

Once in a while in society, someone will lose their mind and kill innocent people around them. It happens and while tragic, attempting to place the blame on some external societal trend is almost always mistaken. This morning a guy shot up a theatre in Colorado showing The Dark Knight Rises. ABC attempted to link the shooter to the Tea Party (they were mistaken); made a similar attempt to link him to the Democrats (also mistaken) but the facts as they stand suggest only that the guy saw the other Batman movies, and he's not stable.

Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) ventured the opinion that lack of faith in God caused this.
"Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important," he said. "Whether it's John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people ... Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters ... We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country."
Ernest Istook, the host of the show and a former Oklahoma congressman, jumped in to clarify that nobody knows the motivation of the alleged Aurora gunman. Gohmert said that may be true, but suggested the shootings were still "a terrorist act" that could have been avoided if the country placed a higher value on God. 
"People say ... where was God in all of this?"
Well sir; I was taught that God is everywhere. Thus, God abetted the gunman. But since I'm an atheist now (not a violent one) I'm more inclined to think that it's bad brain chemistry, and preventing these kinds of tragedies is no more possible than preventing earthquake or meteor strike.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Headline of the Day

The Biggest Threat To the Right Is The Right

-Dana Loesch. I've been saying this for years.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quote Of the Day: The Best Man Wins Edition

"Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate."

- John McCain, explaining why he chose her over Mitt Romney as a running mate

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Backhanded Defense of Mitt Romney

Romney has gone out of his way to point out that he left Bain Capital in 1999, so the Obama campaign claim that he was running it when the company liquidated (and fired the staffs of) a bunch of companies. So when the Boston Globe dug a little and found that Romney is listed as "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president" of the company until 2002 according to documents filed with the SEC, the Obama campaign ran with that in a big way.

My gut feeling is this is a non issue - I don't read SEC filings but he could have stopped running the company while still maintaining the need to have SOMEONE in those slots on the forms. Probably the company was run by an autonomous subordinate, but in order to avoid contractual problems they couldn't "promote" him for a few years. Plausible.

Where I can fault the Romney campaign is that they don't offer any evidence one way or the other. You can't just say, "I'm a politician, trust me." That's crazy talk. You know what might help? If we had access to 12 years of tax returns.

WND Thinks Blacks Should Be More Like Jews

You might think my title is a little offensive! If it helps, try to imagine it without "WND Thinks."

World Net Daily is right though. Have the blacks ever gotten it together enough to control the Banks and the Media? I don't think so! Sure somehow we don't have a Jew president yet, but that's just because the liberals hate Jews. Just kidding, this is a Christian nation.