Archive for February, 2009

I will be…

February 26, 2009

Over the next few days I will be out and about; thankfully going to a job interview today and, then tomorrow, traveling to my father’s in Kingsland in the Texas Hill Country on Lake LBJ to celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday.

I will be touching base for eMail and comments. There’s little doubt that I may make at least one post over the weekend with all the HRO news going on with the OmniBS (new heights in Porkculus Earmarks)  Bill and the Budget (read as Permanent & Continuing Expansion of Government); not to mention the incoming Czars that will side-step the Separations of Powers, the Cap and Trade Emissions plan to kill the U.S. industrial and energy production capability, the Unfair Union Intimidation (Card Check) Law,  the reinstatement of the Bush Assault Weapons Ban, and other social engineering issues as The ONE continues to fundamentally change the United States!

So check back and in the meantime, please check out the past Posts and my Novel’s Excerpt and let me know if you’d like more to read or a look at my Fantasy work.

Thanks and see you next week if not sooner.

Today’s Applicable Cartoon

February 25, 2009

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Responsibility, Mo’Money & Bigger Government; Yada, Yada, Blah, Blah, Blah

February 25, 2009

Trying. To. Keep. Head. From. Exploding!

I’m watching my tape of Dear Leader’s State of Calamity Speech, Governor Bobby (the futrue hope of the Republican Party???) Jindal’s stilted, boring and ineffectual rebuttal and the forever dissection by the Talking Heads (not the eclectic 70s, 80s,90s band) and vapid politicians from last night.

Holy Crap!

There are many much more qualified political commenters all over the web (click any of the Links in my side panel) than me, so I’m going to disappoint you [sarc] and decline boring you with details from the speech or the continuing empty bullshit from The ONE. I will say this again, Holy Crap. How the hell is any of this going to get paid for? He’s going to quadruple the deficit and double the government as a whole.  The expansions for energy alternatives, education & health care are insane and unrealistic–again, please look to others for the nitty-gritty for those analysiseseses (geez, what is the plural of analysis?).

Here’s what I saw:

Her Majesty, the Queen, Nancy Pelosi portraying one of two things–a jack-in-the-box or a Jr. high School cheerleader.  And if I ever have to spend another hour of my life looking at her Mortimor Snerd (who’s old enough out there to remember that reference? See Below) smirk I will have to kill myself.

Mortimer Snerd by danielhandal.

I also study how the audience claps, from hands flap-slapping together–all vary in enthusiasm and speed from the one clap a second to the wing beat velocity of an African Swallow; and in the same vein of reference (NodNodWinkWink) there are also the cupped-handed coconut clappers; the golf claps to the clapping of one hand to the back of the other as they study the program; the the up/down Gore center-of-the-chest-clap (who teaches that one, where does one learn it? I suspect they all rode the short-yellow-school bus) and the “oh boy, goody, goody happy clap” (Pelosi) the hand straight up as in prayer and clapping as if a cupcake was being held out to her.

I also like when they pan the audience and see the outright boredom of the law-makers until enjoined to jump to theie feet by the aforementioned cheerleader above, but I shouldn’t point fingers, at least I could fast forward–they couldn’t.

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Nyah, Nyah, We Told You So!

February 24, 2009

Throughout the Democrat Primaries and Election, we who espoused and ranted (ineffectually, I might add against the lustful Obamatrons and MSM) about who and what Barack Obama was were ridiculed, called racist and didn’t want change because we were neanderthals, mouth breathers, racists (again & again), fascists, and any inordinate amount of other disgusting and obscene descriptions as extensions and continuations of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome), even though he was even running, including then, transference to SDS (Sara [Palin] Derangement Syndrome).

We who paid attention by watching FOXNews; listening to Conservative Talk Radio; read from LittleGreenFootballs, RightWingNews, TownHall, PajamasMedia, HotAir, GatewayPundit, et al; and blogged around the e-niverse knew exactly what we were going to get if BHO was elected–the most leftist and socialist administration in the history of the United States.

So, now, three & a half months from the election after which I, and others much higher in the public domain than I, said we HAD to give Obama a chance (of course we were slammed and ostracized for that from the right) and try to support him so the country didn’t fail, especially since we were told that he was pragmatic and more centrist than he looked on paper. Most of us also qualified that statement and wish with “until he proves different” and then all bets were off and we would shotu from the roof tops. I’m shouting now, is anyone listening? Of course, it’s too late to change things, but hey, I’m yelling my head off again, just as I did before he was elected.

Well, now one month since his Inaugural, HRO has proven we were right and now, we can say, Nyah, Nyah, We Told You SO!  We are already seeing the LEFT’s, Liberals, Socialists and Demon-crats 40 year Wish List passed under the auspices of an Emergency (as Rahm Emanuel stated, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”) Under the Banking Crisis we will see the nationalizationof the Financial system and along with the Auto Bailout and the inclusion of the Card Check Law (or the “You’se Gonna Join da Union, arn’cha?” Law) the unlimited expansion of Unions–the UAW runs ads on the Socialist Party USA.

My wife and I almost break our fingers trying to hit the mute button on the remote every time HRO gets live or regurgitated reporting on TV. She told me last night, just as I’m sure most of us have thought frequently, “I am already sick of him (Obama, if you lost track), I can’t stand to hear his voice or see his face.”  We’re all there, but we knew with the MSM and just the fact that he’s President, he was going to have more coverage than anyone else in history. Hopefully, he’ll be just as covered when all of his plans fails and the country falls apart, but I won’t hold my breath.

Here are just two articles that express both of these feelings from myself, others and probably YOU:

Beyond Our Wildest Expectations by Lori Byrd
Fifteen Reasons I’m Already Tired of the Obama Era by John Hawkins
UPDATE: And another from today & VDH– The Wages of Bias   [Victor Davis Hanson]

I guess we are cowards because otherwise you get tagged a RACIST

February 23, 2009

I guess we are cowards (per Erick Holder, US Atty Gen last week) because otherwise you get tagged a RACIST for disagreeing with blacks. Points in fact came the very next day with Black Racists automatically labelling attached to the NY Post cartoon portraying the shooting of a monkey (That set off a swarm of controversy, culminating in The Rev. Al Sharpton-led protest Thursday afternoon outside The Post’s Manhattan headquarters); and two Governors, Sanford & Jindal saying they wouldn’t be accepting parts of the Stimulus money, because they didn’t want to change their states’ Unemployment Benefits and therefor because they’re in the “Black Belt” it was racist (per U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democrat)  to not accept because (I guess) only Blacks are receiving UEI. Funny, I’m receiving it and I’m not Black—hmmmm.  The usual suspects brought all this out Friday and over the weekend.

Just like HRO’s definition of bi-partisanship, you agree with him or you aren’t trying. Having a discussion regarding race in this country means listening to their side, agreeing that they’re the downtrodden and appeasing them with understanding and capitulation.

Back in Chicago, around ’92, I had a pleasant black fellow working for me–his dad was a Pastor there in Chicago and I suspect of the Black Liberation persuasion–and I thought we knew each other well enough to broach the subject as we had become pretty good friends, he and his wife came to Marsha’s & my wedding, etc.. I asked him if he truly believed that because his “people” had been slaves, even though no white man had captured or sold the slaves in Africa, that the US allowed slaves here for less than a century, but had been given freedom over a hundred and twenty-five years, etc, did he believe they were owed reparations and anything else that favored them over whites. His simple answer dripped in venom (which I’d never seen him do) and succinct, “YES!”

There you go–nothings changed in 15 years–they are still racist, where the predominant American has changed for the better. They always say we’re okay during the week, but segregated on Sunday. My experience with Churches around here (North Dallas area) is they’re getting pretty much non-racial, but perhaps what they’re really saying is that we (whites) aren’t attending Black churches like Jeremiah Wright’s. Guess what, we aren’t going to and as far as I’m concerned, we don’t want that congregation visiting the churches (denominational & non) where God doesn’t Damn the United States and where the folks that belong are equal under that same God.

From The Patriot Post

Monday Brief
Vol. 09 No. 08
23 February 2009

THE FOUNDATION

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” –The Declaration of Independence

We are “a nation of cowards,” says Eric Holder

RE: THE LEFT

“Hey, black folks, do you know any white folks? Good. OK, I want you to go up to them right now and, as politely as you can, start sharing your most deeply held racial views. Hey, white folks, you’re not off the hook. I want you to go and do likewise with any black people you know. Don’t want to do that? Really? Well, then, you’re a coward. That’s the short version of Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech this week celebrating Black History Month. Holder says we are ‘a nation of cowards’ because we’re unwilling to discuss race to his satisfaction. … Usually, when I hear a liberal call for a national conversation on race, I translate it as: ‘People who disagree with me need to be instructed why they are wrong.’ Indeed, in a sense it’s no wonder America is a nation of cowards when it comes to race, because so many of us are terrified of being called racist the moment we step out of line with liberal orthodoxy. … [Holder] says of the debate over affirmative action … that, ‘This debate can, and should, be nuanced, principled and spirited. But the conversation we now engage in as a nation on this and other racial subjects is too often simplistic and left to those on the extremes, who are not hesitant to use these issues to advance nothing more than their own narrow self-interest.’ Perhaps. Or perhaps calling views you disagree with ‘extreme’ and accusing those who hold them of having dishonorable motives is just a clever way of saying that you don’t want an ‘honest conversation’ at all.” –National Review editor Jonah Goldberg

CULTURE

“The problem is not that we talk too little about race but that our discussion is often irrelevant to the problems at hand. When Holder and Clinton talk about confronting racial issues, what they really want is a national therapy session in which whites admit that their prejudice and discrimination — past and present — is responsible for all the ills that beset blacks today. Well, sorry, it just isn’t so. … If Attorney General Holder is really interested in improving the status of blacks, he could begin by addressing the issue of personal responsibility. The decision to have a child out of wedlock has enormous consequences for single moms and the children they bring into the world. (more…)

“Websites that must be banned!” per the Obamatrons

February 23, 2009

It’s out there. They are still furthering their cause for Dear Leader, the Messiah, The ONE, His Royal Obamaness and aren’t even a little bashful about it. A friend just forwarded this to me:  The Obama Forum (Claiming to be ” Grassroots in Action” and “Forum for the Supporters of President Obama”, where they are calling for Banned Websites (plus a whole host of other things–see below). How do I get on that list? Maybe this post will do it. It would be like getting on Olbermanniac’s, “Worst Person in the WORLD!”

Their Posted Sponsors: Brady Campaign       Nation Of Islam        Stop Child Support       Anti-Defamation League       

Here’s their starting list (talk about Big Brutha!) for Banned Websites: http://ronpaulforums.com
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
http://wikipedia.org
http://jbs.org
http://mises.org/
http://www.lp.org/
http://www.lewrockwell.com/
http://www.dailypaul.com/
http://www.infowars.com
http://infowars.net/
http://www.prisonplanet.com/
http://www.prisonplanet.tv/
http://www.cato.org/
http://www.rebuildtheparty.com/

Here are some of their Posts:

OBAMA NATION WATCH ~ Keeping an eye on our enemies (693 Viewing)  Use this forum to report traitors, dissenter’s and others who are a danger to the Obama Nation.

Gun Control & Consfication (113 Viewing)  President Obama’s Plan For America. Yes We Can!

Slave Reparations (18 Viewing)  Talk About Obama’s Slave Reparations Plan.

President Obama’s Spread The Wealth Stratagy (6 Viewing)  Higher minimum wage, higher taxes on the wealthy, job creation for minorities … Hope For A Better America

Who needs Free Speech or the Fairness Doctrine when you have these folks around? So, thanks to Shannon (I think) for forwarding and alerting me.

Again, “Hey, Obamatrons, I want to be on your banned list! Please!”

Review: John Zielger’s Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected…

February 23, 2009

 For those that don’t know of John Ziegler’s work exposing the LEFT and Media’s absolute powering of His Royal Obamaness’ election, this review will explain all. I have been signed up with John’s updates since his first apperance on FOXNews just days after the election with interviews of O-voters, showing how uninformed or propagandized they were at the polls.

This documentary is a scathing report on how The ONE was foisted upon us by the MSM (Main Stream Media), and as Bernie Goldberg coins it, “A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media” and Sean Hannity calls, “The death of Journalism in 2008”.

Big Hollywood is Andrew Breitbart’s Conservative voice for the minority in Hollywood, the Liberal Bastion of all that’s wrong with America. 

Please give the Review a Read and get pissed off once again.

Review: Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted  by John Nolte

Big Hollywood was given an exclusive first look at John Ziegler’s latest documentary covering the media coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

In journalistic terms it’s called a “tick-tock.” This is when the media crafts a news story that takes you behind the scenes of an event and breaks down, piece by linear piece, the individual acts which led up to that event. With “[1] Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted,” director [2] John Ziegler (”[3] Blocking the Path to 9/11“) turns the art of the tick-tock around and aims it, with damning effect, squarely at the news media.  The result is not a documentary, at least not for anyone who believes in truth, fairness or journalistic integrity – the result is a horror film.

If you expect Ziegler to build his case using easy targets like Keith Olbermann [5] aping David Strathairn playing Edward R. Murrow, think again. Olbermann’s a bit player in this cinematic indictment, a clown. The real conspirators run the gamut of every network (cable and otherwise), and most of the major print and online publications. Maybe it’s not a horror story, after all. Maybe it’s something closer to an Agatha Christie mystery where everyone’s the murderer.

The victim, of course, is American journalism. (more…)

“I refuse to allow my enemies to control the way I speak”

February 21, 2009

Kathy Shaidle has taken a stand and I stand with her. We cannot continue to be “cowards”, as our fabulous new and first Black U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, has accused, labeled and is correct in or on any terms any longer . We must stand for our rights of Free Speech and beliefs. Here’s her argument from RWN:

I refuse to allow my enemies to control the way I speak

My enemies are belligerent Muslims — from now on I’m calling them “brown supremicists” — and the radical left. Both are unfortunately being enabled by our liberal elite Establishment.

It should go without saying, therefore, that I refuse to allow my enemies to control the way I speak.

Because if they control the way I speak, they will win. And I plan to win. Competitiveness and success being foreign concepts to many liberals, I don’t expect them to comprehend that.

A note, therefore, to my enemies…

You believe in the existence of a strange creature called “group rights.” I do not accept the existence of said animal.

It follows that you also accept the notion of “group libel.” Obviously, I reject that notion also.

I refuse to accept the faddish notion that only certain groups are allowed to use certain “offensive” words when describing themselves.

I refuse to adopt the fad of writing “not all Muslims” whenever I speak about Islam.

During WW2, we spoke of “the Germans” and “the Japanese”.

No “not all” to be seen.

It was understood by normal, sane, patriotic and intelligent ordinary people that not every single solitary German was a Nazi. Even before we learned the story of Oskar Schindler and other “righteous gentiles,” U.S. citizens spoke of “good Germans” whose existence they were certain of. There were indeed angry Americans who beat up their German neighbors.

Interestingly, there was no similar backlash against Muslims after 9/11.

We knew there were “good Japanese” too — at least on our shores. Despite real (as opposed to imaginary persecution), Japanese Americans volunteered to serve their adopted country and became the most decorated unit, not just during WW2, but in the entire history of the US armed forces.

(Alas, a similar parallel does not exist in our current conflict for some reason.)

It was common knowledge that, yes, the Germans had invented all kinds of wonderful things and created lovely music and so forth, in a (real) glorious past (as opposed to the sometimes imaginary glorious past frequently cited by Muslim apologists.)

Likewise the Japanese.

However, at that particular moment in time, the Japanese were mutilating American G.I.s and running slave brothels, while the Germans were embarked on a mission to wipe out Europes Jews and other “undesirables.”

In response, Dr. Suess and Chuck Jones made some nasty cartoons, as every college kid knows.

(Oh, and we actually killed our enemies back in those days, instead of interrogating them in Laz-E-Boy chairs and feeding them 3000 calorie a day halal meals.)

But as far as your average leftist/Muslim apologist/Canadian MP is concerned, those cartoons of Dr. Suess are worse than the Rape of Nanking. (Something few university students learn about, because, hey, those cartoons are so much cooler to bash.)

I reject the twisted notion, now taken for granted by the Establishment, that, say, publishing mean cartoons is a worse crime than using rude words to described those who murdered priests, nuns and their fellow Muslims in the name of those cartoons.

I reject the twisted notion that calling looters “looters” is “racist.”

That wondering aloud why millions of people no longer seem willing or able to fend for or better themselves is “racist.”

That making factual observations about the world around me, based on the evidence of my senses and my lived experience, is “racist.”

I believe it is my right to reject these twisted notions.

Sadly, many of those people running my country disagree.

If rejecting the language of appeasement during this conflict makes me a “racist, white supremacist whatever-the-word-is-this-week”, I will wear those appellations and others with pride.

“Racist” is the new “commie.”

I will continue to express my views, not only about belligerent, disloyal Muslims, but about everything that constitutes a threat to national security, be it the welfare state, radical ecology, the division of society into various arbitrary “victim” “communities, or official multiculturalism, “tolerance” and “diversity”.

(I also support the right to any other person, left or right, to post annoying, rude, ill-informed, provocative writing on their blog. That they don’t often extend me the same courtesy is unfortunate but I’m powerless to do much about that.)

This stance has, and will, cost me dearly. However, to do anything less would violate my conscience.

Those who dislike what they read at this blog are free to make their first visit here their last.

Let’s see how long I am free to keep writing it.

(Crossposted from FiveFeetOfFury, where Kathy Shaidle has been blogging for nine years. Her new book is The Tyranny of Nice: how Canada crushes freedom in the name of human rights — and why it matters to Americans.

Somewhere along the line, what HRO and the LEFT have to understand is that we may have lost the last battle, but we have not lost the war and we refuse to give up.  We still have our voice and we must use it. Being PC will not achieve anything, in fact, it is why we’re where we’re at today–we didn’t stop the pussyfooting around and allowed the LEFT to make “cowards” of us–they stopped our voice, but things are such that it is the time to shout back, NO, we won’t let you put words in our mouths and we are not done fighting for ourselves and our country as our Fore Fathers’ saw this country in their hearts.

The LEFT’s Side of the Coin on Patriotism

February 21, 2009

There is always another side to the coin and that includes the LEFT–here’s one of there takes on how our “right-winged writers” are being “outrageous, scandalous and unpatriotic” regarding HRO and Congress’ valiant and brave effort to right what’s wrong with the United States. Marks Steyn rightly takes humbrage of the challenge to his patriotism at NRO Corner. 

Published in the Reporter

It is outrageous, scandalous and unpatriotic, what is being written about President Obama and a Congress that is attempting to clean up the mess left in Washington by yet another mediocre Republican, who destroyed America at home and her good name and reputation in the world.
The cases in point are two letters to the editor (“Stop the stimulus package” and “Pork and ideology: Don’t count on stimulus,” both published Feb. 13) attacking directly and indirectly the Obama administration’s strategies and Congress’ will. They do so by quoting two writers and political commentators, Amity Shales [sic–he can’t even check spelling of someone he attacks] and Mark Steyn, whose patriotic loyalty and political opinion is questionable.

 Shales still claims that the New Deal was a scheme and that President Roosevelt and the New Deal did nothing to end the Great Depression. She is probably still longing for the return of Republican Herbert Hoover, who declined to pursue legislative relief, believing that it would make people dependent on the federal government. Only toward the end of his term did he support a series of legislative solutions to the Great Depression — too little too late. On Hurricane Katrina, Shales wrote, “The fact that the country and President Bush personally were already mobilized for disaster has saved lives”; she was fired from the Financial Times for her outrageous and questionable remarks.

 As for Mark Steyn, Salon.com published an article calling Steyn a “faux warrior” who is “one of the most extremist warmongers in our country,” adding that Steyn has been “as fundamentally wrong as one can be about virtually every issue he has touched.”He appears on radio shows, such as those of right-wingers Rush Limbaugh and Hugh Hewitt. Limbaugh has publicly stated that he wants President Obama to fail. You can’t get more unpatriotic and right wing than that.

 It is apparent that the two letter writers anchor their knowledge on right-wing writings and thoughts that are fundamentally wrong; therefore, their assumptions and ideology are by inference wrong as well.

 Ed Eusebio

 Fairfield

[all emphasis is Mine]

Things That Have Gotten Better (and Worse) Since Obama Became President

February 21, 2009

Gina Cobb (she herself blogging at GINA COBB) and posting at RWN (RightWingNews) has summed the first month of RHO’s accomplishments very tidily.

Things That Have Gotten WORSE Since Obama Became President

A lot has changed in the month since Obama became president. Let’s review, shall we?

1. The U.S. stock market has plumetted to a six-year low. But, hey, it’s only your retirement money, right?

2. Nationalization of banks has become a serious possibility. America, the new banana republic.

3. Obama has backed three MASSIVE new spending initiatives (the $787 billion stimulus bill, the trillion-dollar financial stability initiative and the $275 billion mortgage assistance program). A trillion here, a trillion there — but who’s counting?

4. Hundreds of thousands of classic children’s books (children’s books printed before the early 1980s) are being destroyed all across the country because they may contain miniscule traces of lead in their print

5. Obama has lost a key air base providing the only supply line into Afghanistan, jeopardizing any future military action the U.S. may need to take in the region

6. Russia has become emboldened and increasingly aggressive

7. Iran has also become more emboldened and aggressive, has launched its first home-built earth satellite, and now has enough material to make a nuclear weapon

8. Pakistan has freed the notorious A.Q. Khan, who sold nuclear technology to North Korea, Libya and Iran, and has capitulated to the brutal Taliban in the Swat region

9. Obama has announced that he will close Guantanamo within a year — even though his administration has no clear answer to the question of what to do with the most dangerous GITMO terrorists, including 9/11 matermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

10. Obama has dropped charges against the U.S.S. Cole bombing suspect allegedly responsible for the deaths of American sailors. It’s been a good month for terrorists.

Now, here is a list of the things that have gotten better since Obama became president:

Things That Have Gotten BETTER Since Obama Became President

1. America has had its first African American president. (Technically, this doesn’t count, though, since it didn’t happen after Obama became president).

2. . . . . 

Surely there’s something.

2.. . . . . . 

Help me out here.

Anyone?

2. . . . .

I guess that’s it, then.

I can’t wait to see Obama’s second month in office.

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Gina Cobb blogs at her eponymous website, GINA COBB., where this is cross-posted.