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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