Thursday, December 30, 2010

Former SEIU Boss Andy Stern May Be About to Make Millions on Smallpox #tcot #sgp #unions

Andy Stern, the former head of the SEIU went to work as a corporate board member for SIGA Technologies, a bio-defense contractor. At the time, SIGA's president acknowledged Stern's hiring had everything to do with his inside track within government.

Now, it looks like that inside track may pay out in spades:

The editor of Stealth Stocks explains, "Siga is a bio-defense company. In 2004, the U.S. started an initiative called Project BioShield, which gave the government the right to purchase and stockpile vaccines and drugs to fight anthrax, smallpox and other potential agents of bio-terror.

"SIGA is a leader in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight potential bio-warfare pathogens and their ST-246 drug is considered to be the only known cure for smallpox, which the government is keenly interested in.

"Recently, BARDA has stated their intent to award SIGA a $500 million contract, with options that potentially could be as high as $2.8 billion in orders.

Half a billion? Options as high as $2.8 billion?

It looks like SIGA's investment in Stern may just be paying off.

Friday, December 24, 2010

If ObamaCare passes Constitutional muster, can the government be restrained at all? #tcot #sgp

This is the challenge and the threat to America: Can the federal government be constrained at all if ObamaCare is ruled to be Constitutional?

The recent court decision striking down the linchpin provision of the health care bill is a reminder that what's at stake is larger than the future of Obamacare.

If this law passes constitutional muster, the question is whether the federal government can be constrained by any limits at all.

At issue is the personal mandate, the part of the law that says everyone must buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

The implications were aptly captured by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, ruling in Virginia vs. Sebelius -- one of several lawsuits challenging Obamacare.

If the government can dictate how you live your life, what is to stop them on dictating how you end it?

No Labels? Left-wing "law center" calls mainstream Conservative orgns. "hate groups" #tcot

It's surprising that a "law center" would be so close to slander. Perhaps there's some legal minds on the Right to take this on?

Amplify’d from

Conservative groups and lawmakers are firing back at the Southern Poverty Law Center for releasing a new report labeling some mainstream conservative organizations as "hate groups" for their opposition to gay marriage.

In its latest report, the center added 18 "anti-gay groups" to its list of active hate organizations, including Concerned Women for America, the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage.

They join the center's list of more than 900 hate groups, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, skinheads, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, and black separatists like the New Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam.

"Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities," the report reads. "These groups' influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the 'facts' they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations."

Outraged conservatives, led by the Family Research Council, have launched an online petition called "start debating, stop hating," which was published as a full page advertisement in the print editions of Politico and the Washington Examiner.

"Tell the radical Left it is time to stop spreading hateful rhetoric attacking individuals and organizations merely for expressing ideas with which they disagree," the petition reads. "Our debates can and must remain civil – but they must never be suppressed through personal assaults that aim only to malign an opponent's character."


GOP Vows to Stop Obama in January

There's only so much appeasement and bi-partisanship this country can take before it goes bankrupt. However, incoming GOP freshman say they're all about stopping Obama.
All the momentum President Barack Obama picked up at the tail end of the 111th Congress means he'll hit the partisan wall that much harder when the 112th Congress opens, according to liberal and conservative lawmakers who are girding for political warfare in January.

"Nov. 2 wasn't about working with the president," Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, new chairman of the influential and deeply conservative Republican Study Committee, told POLITICO Wednesday. "It's about stopping him."

It's the singular, not-on-my-watch determination of Jordan's wing of the GOP — bolstered by the coming influx of tea party Republicans in both chambers — that has many lawmakers convinced the deal-making lame-duck session will give way to a blood-feuding 112th Congress. Liberals are gearing up, too, ready to defend Obama when he takes up their causes and to treat him as a traitor when he embraces Republicans.
We'll see if the GOP can keep their word.

If not, then they must go as well..

Property taxes to rise as pension deficits increase #unions #tlot

The politicians who have neglected their duties and are robbing both the taxpayers and the public workers should go to jail.

Amplify’d from

Philadelphia's pension fund is 45% funded—meaning its assets represent 45% of its long-term liabilities—and the city's payments are projected to increase to $600 million in 2015, up from $230 million in 2004. Actuaries recommend pension systems be 80% funded.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

2010 is America's Thermopylae

If you saw the movie 300, you essentially know the computer-generated and highly-stylized story of the Battle of Thermopylae.  However, it is the real story of the Battle of Thermopylae that is far more inspiring.

It has been argued that, were it not for this battle and, ultimately, the defeat of the hordes of the Persian Empire at Salamis and, later, at Marathon, the nation-states of Greece would not have united as one nation. As a consequence, Western Civilization and all that Greece gave birth to (including the democratic principles of representative government, the western philosophy of Aristotle and others, as well as the United States itself) might never have occurred.

On November 2, 2010, America's Battle of Thermopylae will take place.  This time, however, it is not the birth of Western Civilization that is at stake but, rather, whether we live as a free people, or succumb to the yoke of a government that does not care about the liberties that so many have fought and died for.

Over time, our nation's children and the simple-minded have been brainwashed into believing that enslaving freedom is "social justice," that the taking of liberty is "leveling the playing field," and that individual rights are inferior to the will of the masses.

While the last 18 months have been an awakening to many, our nation's fall has been long in the making. 
Today, though, we see the evidence all around us that America may be at the end of her rope.

It is not one set of politicians or the other set of politicians.  It is the addiction to power and control over a free people that has driven our nation to the brink of destruction.  Whether by malice or asininity no longer matters.

Our nation will either live free, or it will perish.  There, what so many have thought and many have uttered has now been stated...openly and publicly.  2010.  This is our Thermopylae.
  • Our nation's treasury has been looted by those entrusted with it;
  • Our nation's debt is over $13 trillion and rising;
  • Our children's future has been reduced to become nothing more than servants to the State in order to pay our nation's debt;
  • We have been asked to bail out banks and auto companies;
  • Labor union bosses control two branches of our federal government and a multitude of the states and municipalities;
  • Union pensions are causing many states to teeter on the brink of bankruptcy, and we are being told we must loot our children's future even further by paying out another $165 billion to bail them out;
  • We have thugs storming private property while the police stand idly by;
  • Politicians refuse to secure our borders from terrorists or invaders from other nations
  • Democrats want to eviscerate the First and Second Amendments of our Constitution and have taken over the health of our bodies; and
  • Our nation's gulf shore lines are being ruined due to ineptness of our nation's leader.
America is near the end of its rope and we, as a people, will either use that rope to pull our nation up, or we will hang by the rope we give to our nation's rulers.  It is an either-or alternative.  There is no other alternative.  And, it will be decided on November 2nd.  America will either live to fight another day, or it is finished.

Like the allies at Thermopylae, the forces marshaled against the American citizenry are vast.

Raise Your Vote is part of a one-two punch on the part of Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee. The first, of course, is using technology to get useful voters registered and to the polls. Other groups, notably Rock the Vote and the League of Women Voters, have done similar work in the past, though OFA has demonstrated a quiet competence in pulling together those efforts in this graceful a package.


The second punch, though, is applying some of that Obama '08 organizing magic to the new and newish voters who flow through the site. "After we have that information," says Stewart when asked, "we're going to treat them like any first time voter." A 'chase program' includes following up with people who filled out a registration form on the site to make sure that they actually folded, stamped, and mailed their papers. (The Republican National Committee hasn't rolled out any comparable voter registration or information project.) And registering to vote includes the option of signing up to stay in contact with the DNC and OFA.
The Republican Party, by its abject failure to keep up with the machine that is the OFA, has been derelict in a core, fundamental principle in politics: GOTV.

This means, we, as Americans, we must do it ourselves if the nation is to survive to fight another day.  This is our Thermopylae.

What you should be doing now...
  1. Forge alliances: Set aside petty differences and turf battles and vow to work together. Be you a Libertarian, Conservative, Independent or Moderate, save the bickering over individual policies or candidates until the nation is steady again.  There is no difference between Libertarian, Conservative, Independent or Moderate if there is not a nation in which those debates cannot occur.  Work together or perish.
  2. Embark on outreach: Ask friends and family alike, do you like the way our nation is headed? If they answer in the negative, then have them commit to you they will vote and, just as importantly, will help Get Out The Vote (GOTV).  Then, fan out from there.  Do you belong to a bowling league, a rifle club, a church or a synagogue?  Get to work and do it now.  The Marxist hordes have already begun their march to finish this war.
  3. Repeat numbers 1 and 2
  4. Follow up and follow through, develop lists including telephone numbers and e-mails
  5. Get Out the Vote on November 2nd.
America, this is it. While control of the federal apparatchik will not be wrested from the hands of the hordes, at least the destruction can be slowed.  But only if you begin working now.

If we fail, America fails and a nation borne from the blood of patriots 234 years ago—who were inspired by warriors who died nearly 2500 years ago—will fall.

2010 is America's Thermopylae.


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Friday, May 14, 2010

Valley Girls Gone Bad: Our Home-Grown Wannabes...

Chances are, she grew up in the Valley, got rejected by the cheerleading squad, and found a new life...

As a supporter of terrorism...

Too bad.

[Watch to the end.]

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Something is very, very wrong here

[Via Drudge]

Have we really become a nation that is so politically correct that it is offensive to wear the American Flag...because it offends someone else?

It certainly seems that way:

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galliand his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office.

"They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today."

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts "incendiary" that would lead to fights on campus.

And, to add insult to injury, school officials wanted the boys to apologize for "offending" the Mexican-Americans.
But to many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.

"I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day," Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. "We don't deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July."

As for an apology, the boys and their families say, "fat chance."

"I'm not going to apologize. I did nothing wrong," Galli said. "I went along with my normal day. I might have worn an American flag, but I'm an American and I'm proud to be an American."

The five boys and their families met with a Morgan Hill Unified School District official Wednesday night. The district released a statement saying it does not agree with how Live Oak High School administrators handled this incident. [Emphasis added.]

Why isn't the ACLU suing on behalf of these children?

If Americans cannot display the American flag for fear of offending people who are from other countries (regardless whether they are here legally or not), there is something drastically wrong with this picture.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A short film brought to you by Progressive...


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Monday, May 3, 2010

John Stossel's program on Atlas Shrugged

Having missed this episode, we finally found John Stossel's Fox program on Atlas Shrugged.

via The Ayn Rand Institute

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Friday, April 16, 2010

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...

"We need to defeat these bastards."

Let this be the battle cry for November!

Via RedState

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Friday, March 5, 2010

After the circus starts, the White House tries to put a pretty face on a clown...

Almost three weeks ago, we noted Joey "Botox" Biden's clown-like comments on national television regarding the terrorist trials to be held in a civilian court:
On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Feb. 14, host David Gregory asked Vice President Joe Biden, “The reason for a civilian trial as given by the president and others was a question of perception: That it was very important that the rest of the world see that we treated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed fairly. But hasn’t the administration already made the decision that even if he were to be acquitted that he would never be released?
Biden answered by guaranteeing that Khalid Sheik Mohammed would not be acquitted.
“Look, there is no doubt that he would not be acquitted,” said Biden. “The facts we have are overwhelming. We are absolutely confident he will be convicted and for whatever he is tried. The attorney general made the decision that he should be tried in the court of the greatest jurisdiction, which was in New York City.”
The today we learn:
In a potential reversal, White House advisers are close to recommending that President Barack Obama opt for military tribunals for self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four of his alleged henchman, senior officials said.
The review of where and how to hold a Sept. 11 trial is not over, so no recommendation is yet before the president and Obama has not made a determination of his own, officials said. The review is not likely to be finished this week.

It is really, really comforting to know that not only is the U.S. is being run by clowns, the bigger the circus becomes, the sillier they look.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In Their Own Words: The Nuclear Option is an 'Arrogant Power Grab'

May lightning strike us down but, for once, we find we agree with the Democrats in Congress....Well, at least we agree with the Democrats in 2005. 

As Democrats consider using the so-called "nuclear option" to nationalize America's health care, perhaps they need to be reminded of their own words just a few short years ago.  Afterall, the 'nuclear option' is not what the Founding Fathers intended, according to the Democrats.

What they said THEN...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Climate Culprits: Senator asks for criminal investigation...

With his Oscar and Nobel in tow, the former inventor of the internet may have some explaining to do over the hoax that has become known as "climate gate."

According to Pajamas Media:
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) today asked the Obama administration to investigate what he called “the greatest scientific scandal of our generation” — the actions of climate scientists revealed by the Climategate Files, and the subsequent admissions by the editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

Senator Inhofe also called for former Vice President Al Gore to be called back to the Senate to testify.

“In [Gore's] science fiction movie, every assertion has been rebutted,” Inhofe said. He believes Vice President Gore should defend himself and his movie before Congress.
As he approaches becoming the first 'climate billionaire,' Mr. Gore has been having more light shed on his nefarious scheme to advance a theory fraught with fraud and deceit.

We shall wait and watch to see where this goes.

Should our enemies' arrows blot out the sun, then we shall fight in the shade.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Instant Karma taps the well of Latin American Leftists

Instant Karma's gonna get you,
Gonna look you right in the face,
Better get yourself together darlin',
Join the human race...

Petty dictators the world abound, their time usually cut short by the folly of their ways. 

Now, Mother Nature is weighing in:
Hugo Chávez may be wondering, as Venezuela's taps run dry and its cities fall into darkness, whether God is on the side of the Yankees.

The El Niño weather phenomenon appears to be taking sides as it parches leftist-ruled parts of South America and brings bounty to US farmers and corporations. One of the severest droughts in decades has given Venezuela's socialist president a political nightmare as hydro-electrical power dribbles to a standstill, unleashing blackouts, rationing and protests. The waters behind the Guri dam, which supplies more than half the nation's power, have touched perilously low levels. Chávez has declared an "electricity emergency", urging people to spend no more than three minutes in the shower. The president has even dispatched Cuban pilots to seed clouds for rain.

The state oil company Edelca has aimed higher: it summoned workers to a prayer meeting entitled "Clamour to God for the National Electricity Sector".

The crisis has extended to Paraguay, where another leftist leader, Fernando Lugo, ordered the presidential palace lights switched off. In Argentina and Brazil – also with leftist governments – torrential rain and high temperatures have blighted crops with insect and fungi attacks.

A suspicious soul could ask whether El Niño, a Pacific weather system that influences climate worldwide, is on Washington's payroll. Monsanto and Dow Chemical are enjoying booming pesticide and fungicide sales in Argentina as farmers battle to save soy harvests. But in the US Midwest, farmers expect record corn and soy crops.

Nuestra cosecha está abundante!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Send in the Clowns Quick!…Because These People Are Idiots!

[Non-Decorum Warning]

Please read this post because, after you do, you will likely agree that the people running this country are F**KING idiots.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs agreed that part of a civilian trial is the presumption that the accused is innocent until proven guilty, but Gibbs also said that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, would be "convicted" and "executed for his crimes."

On Wednesday, asked Gibbs, “The vice president (Joe Biden) said on Meet the Press that he guarantees that KSM (Khalid Sheik Mohammed) would not be acquitted. Isn't part of a civilian trial presumed innocent?”

Gibbs said, “Yes.”


On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Feb. 14, host David Gregory asked Vice President Joe Biden, “The reason for a civilian trial as given by the president and others was a question of perception: That it was very important that the rest of the world see that we treated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed fairly. But hasn’t the administration already made the decision that even if he were to be acquitted that he would never be released?”

Biden answered by guaranteeing that Khalid Sheik Mohammed would not be acquitted.

“Look, there is no doubt that he would not be acquitted,” said Biden. “The facts we have are overwhelming. We are absolutely confident he will be convicted and for whatever he is tried. The attorney general made the decision that he should be tried in the court of the greatest jurisdiction, which was in New York City.”
Nevermind the fact that the trial isn't going to be held in New York (Joe must have missed that White House briefing), here's a prediction:
If the trial judge does not toss the case first, KSM's "conviction" will eventually get overturned after BHO, Joey "Botox" Biden, and Gibsy are long gone because the government does not have a case once KSM's [non-Mirandized] confession and the [warrantless-obtained] evidence is tossed out.

KSM cannot have a 'fair trial' by a 'jury of his peers' in any venue within the United States when you have the President and the Vice President declaring him guilty [on Meet the Press(!), no less]…and the President's spokesman (to reporters) stating the same thing.

If BHO thought putting KSM through a 'civilian court' would show the world "we practice what we preach," his administration has undone everything he claims he wanted to do.

The ONLY way BHO can get out of the mess he and his team of idiots created is for them to put KSM in the lead car of Joe Biden's motorcade.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Climate Change Con: 'The Whole F**king Thing is Falling Apart..."

Imagine spending years and tens hundreds of millions to create a worldwide public hysteria with the plot plan to reap billions in rewards...only to have the fraud discovered just as the cash register is about to ring.

Such is the scam of global warming climate change.

The Continuing Climate Meltdown
It has been a bad—make that dreadful—few weeks for what used to be called the "settled science" of global warming, and especially for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that is supposed to be its gold standard.

First it turns out that the Himalayan glaciers are not going to melt anytime soon, notwithstanding dire U.N. predictions. Next came news that an IPCC claim that global warming could destroy 40% of the Amazon was based on a report by an environmental pressure group. Other IPCC sources of scholarly note have included a mountaineering magazine and a student paper.

Since the climategate email story broke in November, the standard defense is that while the scandal may have revealed some all-too-human behavior by a handful of leading climatologists, it made no difference to the underlying science. We think the science is still disputable. But there's no doubt that climategate has spurred at least some reporters to scrutinize the IPCC's headline-grabbing claims in a way they had rarely done previously.

Some additional headlines to help add insult to the scammers' injury:

Global Warming Professor Admits to Unorganized Data and More...

Special Edition: Phil Jones's Revelations and the The Meltdown of Global Warming Alarmism...

Global-warming arguments contested yet again...

And then there's this:
[Strong Language Warning]

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Saturday, February 13, 2010


If you tweet on Twitter and other social media sites; if you blog about (or comment on) the obese, bloated, tax-and-spend federal bureacrats, BIG BROTHER SISTER IS WATCHING YOU!
As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats. Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter.

The National Operations Center of DHS will watch the web for information, according to the statement, to "provide situational awareness" in the event of natural disaster, an "act of terrorism, or other manmade disaster."

Is it not comforting to know that the United States' Department of Homeland Security, in all their competence could not catch a a**hole with explosives shoved down his briefs, but is now spending time and resources monitoring U.S. citizens?

Cross-posted ...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bi-Partisanship or a White Flag?

In watching this video, while the President talks about 'bi-partisanship,' one cannot help but wonder if the tone is not one of surrender...

No. Probably not.

It's just the President positioning the media so he can accuse his opponents of being narrow-minded and dogmatic...and partisan.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Democrats are Astroturfing Themselves

Do you remember when Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats tried to label tea party protestors and town hall attendees astroturf?  The term astroturf, of course, is the creation of opposition that appears to be grassroots but is, in reality fake.

Now, it seems Democrats have taken to astroturfing themselves.  In other words, Democrats are creating faux opposition to themselves and the leader of their party, President Obama.

Wednesday's meeting with Obama gave Lincoln a televised opportunity to challenge Obama on a broader question. As one of eight Democrats hand-picked by party leaders to question the president, all but one up for re-election this year, Lincoln urged Obama to ``to push back against people in our own party that want extremes.''

Then, in short order, her campaign website featured a news report: ``Lincoln challenges Obama on liberal `extremes.'" [Emphasis added.]

If things are so bad your party has to orchestrate the creation of fake opposition to your own party's priorities, perhaps its time to revisit those priorites.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Artic Winds Just Blew Through Hell: CNN's Rafferty Calls Nancy Pelosi a "Horrible Woman"

Satan can surely see his breath today for here is something we never thought would happen in a million years EVERA CNN anchor taking Nancy Pelosi to task...and calling her a "horrible woman" on top of it!

Jack, we couldn't agree with you more!

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Monday, February 1, 2010


Have you seen this video?  If not, you should watch it...and take heed.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

President Admits to Breaking HCR Pledge...Gee, Ya Think?

Tom Bevan's post on RealClearPolitics points out a stunning admission from President Obama's meeting with the GOP leadership on Friday.

Here are the President remarks (also on video):
The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we've presented -- and there's some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]

So, Mr. President, whatever happened to that pledge? Ya think Pelosi, Reid and your band of merry zealots broke your pledge?...Ya think?

It's never been about fixing health care. It's been about control.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Could Noah build his ark today?

An e-mail came in today that we felt was very poignant given the state of our union and the reaching tentacles of Big Brother. We do not know the origins of this tale, but we thought we'd share it with you:

If Noah had lived in the United States today, the story may have gone something like this:

And the Lord spoke to Noah and said, "In one year, I am going to make it rain and cover the whole earth with water until all flesh is destroyed. But I want you to save the righteous people and two of every kind of living thing on earth. Therefore, I am commanding you to build an Ark." In a flash of lightning, God delivered the specifications for an Ark. In fear and trembling, Noah took the plans and agreed to build the ark. "Remember," said the Lord, "you must complete the Ark and bring everything aboard in one year."

Exactly one year later, fierce storm clouds covered the earth and all the seas of the earth went into a tumult. The Lord saw that Noah was sitting in his front yard weeping. "Noah!" He shouted. "Where is the Ark?"

"Lord, please forgive me," cried Noah. "I did my best, but there were big problems.

First, I had to get a permit for construction, and your plans did not meet the building codes. I had to hire an engineering firm and redraw the plans.

Then I got into a fight with OSHA over whether or not the Ark needed a sprinkler system and approved floatation devices.

Then, my neighbor objected, claiming I was violating zoning ordinances by building the Ark in my front yard, so I had to get a variance from the city planning commission.

Then, I had problems getting enough wood for the Ark, because there was a ban on cutting trees to protect the Spotted Owl. I finally convinced the U.S. Forest Service that I really needed the wood to save the owls. However, the Fish and Wildlife Service won't let me take the 2 owls.

The carpenters formed a union and went on strike. I had to negotiate a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board before anyone would pick up a saw or hammer. Now, I have 16 carpenters on the Ark, but still no owls.

When I started rounding up the other animals, an animal rights group sued me. They objected to me taking only two of each kind aboard. This suit is pending.

Meanwhile, the EPA notified me that I could not complete the Ark without filing an environmental impact statement on your proposed flood. They didn't take very kindly to the idea that they had no jurisdiction over the conduct of the Creator of the Universe.

Then, the Army Corps of Engineers demanded a map of the proposed flood plain. I sent them a globe.

Right now, I am trying to resolve a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that I am practicing discrimination by not taking atheists aboard.

The IRS has seized my assets, claiming that I'm building the Ark in preparation to flee the country to avoid paying taxes. I just got a notice from the state that I owe them some kind of user tax and failed to register the Ark as a 'recreational water craft'.

And finally, the ACLU got the courts to issue an injunction against further construction of the Ark, saying that since God is flooding the earth, it's a religious event, and, therefore unconstitutional.

I really don't think I can finish the Ark for another five or six years."

Noah waited. The sky began to clear, the sun began to shine, and the seas began to calm. A rainbow arched across the sky.

Noah looked up hopefully. "You mean you're not going to destroy the earth, Lord?"

"No," He said sadly. "I don't have to. The government already has."

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Monday, January 18, 2010

'DESPERATION' DEFINED... has synonyms for the word desperation, as follows:
Main Entry:
Part of Speech:
agony, anguish, anxiety, concern, dejection, depression, desolation, despair, despondency, discomfort, disconsolateness, distraction, distress, fear, gloom, grief, heartache, melancholy, misery, pain, pang, sorrow, torture, trouble, unhappiness, worry

An example of desperation via the Boston Globe:
Faced with the possibility that Republican Scott Brown could win tomorrow’s US Senate election, Democrats in Washington are discussing with great urgency how they could keep his vote from scuttling comprehensive health care legislation, President Obama’s top domestic priority.
Democrats have been counting on having all 60 members of their caucus on hand to pass the bill, which is the number needed under Senate rules to defeat a Republican filibuster. Without all 60 votes, Democratic leaders would still have a number of options for hustling a health bill through Congress.
None is certain to work, and all carry political risks.

One possibility is that the House could quickly pass the Senate version without changing it, and later, both chambers could pass fixes that reflect the evolving House-Senate compromise. This could be done using a special parliamentary procedure called “reconciliation,’’ which requires only a simple majority vote of 51 votes in the Senate.

Whether House Democrats who disliked the Senate bill can be persuaded to go along with that idea, remains in question. It would outrage Republicans and provoke the conservative grassroots. Antiabortion Democrats in the House oppose the Senate bill’s provisions on abortion coverage; liberals might prefer to ditch the Senate bill and start all over again; and moderates might balk at voting for any health care bill after what went on in Massachusetts.
Either way, the desperation, hopelessness, agony, anguish, anxiety, concern, dejection, depression, desolation, despair, despondency, discomfort, disconsolateness, distraction, distress, fear, gloom, grief, heartache, melancholy, misery, pain, pang, sorrow, torture, trouble, unhappiness, worry has set in.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010


In what may be a first-ever, President Barack Obama, according to this Fox News clip, has failed to fill a hall as he stumps for Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley.

This does not bode well for the Democrat candidate who, just a few weeks ago, was a shoe-in to fill Teddy Kennedy's shoes.

Meanwhile, her opponent has packed the hall and the street outside.
Hat-tip: RedState

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Differences Between the North & the South

From our inbox came this great post:

The North has Bloomingdale's; the South has Dollar General.

The North has coffee houses; the South has Waffle Houses.

The North has dating services; the South has family reunions.

The North has switchblade knives; the South has .45's

The North has double last names; the South has double first names.

The North has Indy car races; the South has stock car races.

The North has Cream of Wheat; the South has grits.

The North has green salads; the South has collard greens.

The North has lobsters; the South has crawfish.

The North has the rust belt; the South has the Bible Belt.


In the South : If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic...
Four men in a four-wheel drive pickup truck with a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them, just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.

Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store... Do not buy food at this store.

Remember, 'Y'all= is singular, 'all y'all' is plural, and 'all y'all's' is plural possessive

Get used to hearing 'You ain't from round here, are ya?'

Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed later on how to use it.

Don't be worried at not understanding what people are saying. They can't understand you either. The first Southern statement to creep intoa transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective 'big'ol,' truck or 'big'ol' boy. Most Northerners begin their Southern-influenced dialect this way. All of them are in denial about it.

The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper .

Be advised that 'He needed killin..' is a valid defense here.

If you hear a Southerner exclaim, 'Hey, y'all watch this,' you should stay out of the way These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.

If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the smallest accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It doesn't matter whether you need anything or not. You just have to go there.

Do not be surprised to find that 10-year olds own their own shotguns, they are proficient marksmen, and their mammas taught them how to aim.

In the South, we have found that the best way to grow a lush green lawn is to pour gravel on it and call it a driveway.

And remember: If you do settle in the South and bear children, don't think we will accept them as Southerners...

After all, if the cat had kittens in the oven, we ain't gonna call 'em biscuits
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The Guy from Boston Goes Off on Global Warming


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Monday, January 11, 2010

Judge Tosses Terrorist Confession

We've pondered this before: What will happen when the WTC Terrorists get set free?

The likelihood of that happening just got greater on Friday:
A federal judge has tossed out most of the government's evidence against a tarrorism detainee on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.
In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also said the government failed to establish that 23 statements the detainee made to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay were untainted by the earlier coerced statements made while he was held under harsh conditions in Afghanistan.

[More here.]

As the saying goes: We hate to say we told you so...

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Monday, January 4, 2010

On Stossel: Free-Market vs. Socialist-Run Health Care

John Stossel's new FBN show had a serial statist debating Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey on the merits of Market-Run Health Care vs. Government-Run Health Care.

Here's the clip:

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Saturday, January 2, 2010


Conspiracy theories are always interesting.

For every malaise that befalls man, there is generally a conspiracy behind it.

While many of the conspiracy theories make all-too-often convenient sense, others are sometimes just too outlandish to remotely make sense.

Among the many conspiracy theories out there is the "thin the world's population" theory.  That is, a powerful (and rich) grouping of individuals wish to commit mass murder in the number of billions in order to control the remaining populace.

Could it be true?  Sure.

However, it doesn't make sense.  Here's why:

If there is a group of omnipotent control freaks wishing the world dead, from a pure power and economic standpoint, they would be sacrificing their own self-interests.  If they are that powerful (in that they already control the world), then more people, not less, is better...for their profits, their power, their experimentation, and their wealth.

In the meantime, former-Navy Seal-turned-pro-wrestler-turned-actor-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-theorist Jesse Ventura is the latest to jump on the conspiracy bandwagon.

Here, he takes on the Big Bilderberg Conspiracy Theory.

Ventura may be right, he may be wrong, or he may merely be after ratings (or a combination of all of the above).  In either case, the conspiracy theories will continue and the world will either continue to grow, or we'll all be killed off by a secret society of ne'er do wells (or, as they're more commonly referred to: 'THEM.')

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