Friday, December 31, 2010

Once Again Not Getting The Full Story From The Media

If there is an incident of a Muslim being attacked by a non-Muslim (v the millions attacked every year worldwide by a Muslim) it is a big story.

The media jumps all over the story, we have an epidemic of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the US.

We will get a spokesman from CAIR dusting off a microphone somewhere demanding action on this. Why, they are not even safe on the streets anymore.

Read this article about a a 14% surge in hate crimes in the state of New York.

Here are a couple of interesting excerpts from the article.

Anti-Semitic incidents, which made up 37 percent of the reported hate crimes, were up 15 percent in one year, from 219 in 2008 to 251 in 2009.

Crimes motivated by anti-Muslim sentiment rose from eight to 11.


What? Seems like we have been had. There doesn't seem to be the rash of hate crimes against Muslims like we thought.

Let's put this in a little perspective, because the Jewish population of New York is bigger than the Muslim population. There are approximately 2.5 times as many Jewish people in New York as there are Muslims. The hate crime rate is almost 23 times as high among the Jewish population.

Seems like we have an epidemic of hate crimes against the Jewish population. One can only assume the media will be all over this at any time now.

As to the 11 Muslims that were targeted. Don't get me wrong, I do not condone anyone being harassed for what they are if they are minding their own business. This is not about hate crimes or who they are perpetrated against, it's about how the media overall reports on them.

Finally a little more perspective on this.

There are fewer Muslims targeted for harassment based on their religion by non-Muslims in a year in the entire state of New York (population 19.5 million with approximately 682,500 of them Muslims) than are targeted in the typical open market bombing in the Middle East at one time, by Muslims.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

8 Not So Great Environmental Predictions

Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts

Read the article at Foxnews.com for the list of these incredible prognosticators.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And So It Begins...

White House Plans to Push Global Warming Policy, GOP Vows Fight

The first part of the first paragraph says it all.

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- After failing to get climate-change legislation through Congress, the Obama administration plans on pushing through its environmental policies through other means, and Republicans are ready to put up a fight.


Get used to this, Obama will now be running ruining the country by dictate. Look no further than what is currently going on in Venezuela to see our future.

This whole bit with Obama pretending to cooperate with the new Republican majority in the House was for the media only. The next two years will be a steady stream of executive orders.

Monday, December 27, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Man Faces Criminal Charges for Reading Wife's E-Mail

Thirty-three-year-old Leon Walker used his wife's password to get into her Gmail account, and says he learned of his wife's affair by reading her e-mail on their computer. Clara Walker filed for a divorce, which was granted this month, and Leon Walker will stand trial Feb. 7 -- on felony computer misuse charges.


What do you think about this? Does a person have a right to absolute privacy in their own home? Should you be allowed to keep secrets from your spouse in a home you both own? Does it matter who owns the computer? Or the home? How would you decide ownership of a computer in this case?

Finally, there is this.

Clara was married twice previously, the Oakland Press reported, explaining that Walker discovered that she was having an affair with her second husband, who had once been arrested for beating her in front of her young son from her first husband.

Can anyone say Jerry Springer?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quote Of The Week

What better quote for the day after Christmas than one about Christmas, sort of.

And I was at -- forgive the expression -- a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually (were) really worried about this.

Nina Totenberg, NPR

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Just so you have a little context, she was talking about the federal budget.

This is one of the best examples yet of the contempt that many on the left have for Christianity. She treats the notion of a Christmas party as akin to vulgarity. One could almost imagine she would have the same reaction if she had just farted or dropped the f-bomb.

Any bets that she would not say the same thing if she were talking about attending a Feast of Ramadan?

I think the only obvious question left is whether NPR will fire her and release the following statement:

"His, Her remarks on The O'Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his her credibility as a news analyst with NPR,"

Come on NPR, show some consistency. I already did the editing of the statement for you, just cut and paste.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Keeping The World Safe From - Permanent Markers?

Boy, 13, Busted For Illegal Marker Possession

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday for using a permanent marker while in class at his Oklahoma City middle school, a violation of an obscure city ordinance.

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I'd like to know what the graduation rate is in this school district. Or how well the students do on standardized test scores. Or maybe, what the functional literacy rate is for it's graduates.

These are all issues that most public school system tend to have a problem with.

Want to know what is generally not a concern for public schools? Kids using permanent markers.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Tale Of Two Young Ladies

I was scanning the news sites today when these two articles caught my eye.

Muslim Woman Reports Attack Near Ohio Mosque

Harry Potter star 'beaten after meeting non-Muslim man'

In the first story a 20 year old woman was harassed and attacked with pepper spray by what seems to be an American jackass. This has no place here and quite frankly reduces the men that do it to nothing more than common hoodlums in Muslim countries harassing Americans and/or Christians.

The second story is about a 22 year old actress who was beaten by her brother and father at which time they threatened to kill her. All because she had developed a relationship with a young man who was a Hindu.

Read the articles for yourself but one difference stood out for me.

In the case from Ohio in which the lady was attacked by what appears to be a non-Muslim this morning, CAIR is already involved and is reportedly holding a press conference today. They undoubtedly will condemn it, as they should, and it will be labeled a hate crime. The case is already being picked up by leftists sites and they are having a field day with this hate crime.

In the case from the UK in which the woman was attacked by her brother and father in May, there doesn't appear to be any be-kind-to-Muslim groups stepping up to condemn this brutal attack on a fellow Muslim. I looked at 9 different articles on this and none of them mentioned condemnation from any groups.

Fascinating?

Monday, December 20, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

I'm not much in the mood for politics today. This stuck in my craw though.

Victoria's Secret Model: Ordinary Guys Don't Have a Chance to Get a Date With Us

"If you see me, or another model, in a bar wait until you are spoken too before you speak,” she orders.

The 24-year-old declares that if any of the clothes horses fancy a guy, they’ll be the ones doing the wooing.

“If we are interested in you we will make the first move," she says.

I realize these women are beautiful and a lot of their attitude is from the fact that the public idolizes them. I further realize that a balding old guy like me has no chance which is probably why I don't think it would be a big deal to date them.

With this said, are they really all of that?

First, what is an "ordinary guy" and why do they get to decide the criteria?

Mostly though there is this "wait until you are spoken too before you speak" - WTF? I mean really, who do they think they are?

This is really sad and pathetic as far as I'm concerned. They really think that they are that important in society that they cannot be bothered by common folk and, I do believe that they believe this.

What are your thoughts on this? Why is society so celebrity crazed? Is it healthy? Or am I just bitter because I am too ordinary?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quote Of The Week

… “The word ‘minority’ from our standpoint should mean African-American. I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title,” he said. “That’s why our numbers cannot improve — because we use women, Asians and Hispanics who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against.”

James Meeks, Mayoral Candidate, Chicago

Chicago Sun Times

With a hat tip to I Hate The Media

What is even more funny is that he wasn't done. He came back to explain himself.

“I don’t believe white women should be considered in that count ….You have white women in the category. They receive contracts. Then, white men receive contracts. Where does that leave everybody else?”

"Where does that leave eveeryone else"
My God, we could have a fair and open system in which everybody had an even chance to get a contract based on their ability to do the work. What kind of madness would that lead to?

But he still wasn't done.

On Thursday, Meeks issued a written statement further clarifying his remarks. It emphasized that “all minority- and women-owned businesses” deserve their “fair share” of city contracts.

Hmm, there's that "fair" word again. So, in other words, the only way the system could be "fair" is if everyone except white males were given an equal chance at a contract. I think I'm starting to understand what he is saying. I might be slow but I get there eventually.

Not to open a can of worms but I do have one question for Mr. Meeks.

What about gay white men? Think about it. How could we possibly discriminate against these poor wretches? I mean, society has been just horrible to them.

People refuse to rent them housing. No, wait, that's not really true.

They refuse to hire them or pay them less. No, that's not true either.

Oh, Oh, I've got it. They don't get to go to the same schools as other children. No, that's not true either.

Someone help me here, why do we provide protections to gays.

The point is it doesn't matter, they are discriminated against. So, do they get protection? Or do only minority homosexual men get protection? Or minority lesbian women maybe? Do white lsebians get preferential treatment? And finally, what about transgenders? Does it matter if they started as a man or a woman?

Sorry, I'm back to thinking none of this makes any sense.

I've asked this before and I ask it again. Is there anyone as racist as someone from the left?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Remember My Post From Yesterday?

For anyone who did not read my post yesterday, it was about an Austrian man who was fined by a judge for yodeling. The reasoning, according to the judge, is that the yodeling was like the Muslim call to prayer and so he could offend his Muslim neighbors.

Well, now coming to a town near you...

Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse

PERKINS, Okla. -- A small-town bank in Oklahoma said the Federal Reserve won’t let it keep religious signs and symbols on display.

Specifically, the feds believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, "...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."

The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslim or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.


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We have now moved on from fighting actual discrimination in the United States, a practice we would all agree is abhorrent, to preventing the "appearance of discrimination".

I don't have an easy answer for this but we better wake up soon or at some point we're going to get out of bed one morning and not recognize our country anymore.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Austrian Judge Stops Harassment Of Muzzies

From the "You have to be freakin' kidding me" department:

Austria: Judge Rules That Yodeling Offends Muslims

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It appears that this insensitive Austrian was yodeling while mowing his lawn and it offended his Muslim neighbors. Don't worry though, a judge is on top of it and putting a stop to the harassment.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just Another Liberal Hollywood POS

Michael Moore Says He Made $20K Available for Julian Assange's Bail

Read the article if you have the stomach.

Ever wonder if there is a bottom to the hatred that men like Moore, Danny Glover, and Sean Penn feel for America?

When they are not aiding and abetting terrorists like Mr Assange they are wiping the fecal matter from their nose after meeting with Hugo Chavez. Too bad we can't put all of these POS' on plane to somewhere more suitable for them.

Monday, December 13, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Got this in just under the deadline, I try to do this blog on Monday. I have been working a strange schedule lately.

So, Michael Steele is seeking a second term. What are your thoughts?

The GOP did have a big election this year under his tenure.

Some say though that it was not because of him but in spite of him.

Fund raising was lackluster.

There is also the lingering thought that even thought the GOP did well in the House, it could have done better and taken the Senate.

The GOP did well in the state legislators and Governorships but lost some Gubernatorial races it could have won.

Bottom line, it was a good election but not a great one.

More significant than the past though is the future.

We have a Presidential election coming up and a Senate that is wide open for the GOP to retake, maybe by a decent margin.

Is Michael Steele the man to do it for us? What are your thoughts?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quote Of The Week

Warning, this blog contains a fair amount of simulated swearing. If you are offended by either simulated swearing or immaturity you may want to leave and find something less risqué to do.

Chuck

"f -- the president"

Unidentified Democratic lawmaker.

Three things with this.

One, it's funny. Who among us hasn't said "f -- the president"? Here we have someone who went and did it publicly.

Two, where's the outrage? Remember this old classic - "You lie"? The Democrats made Rep. Joe Wilson stand in front of the House and be admonished for saying this. Forget that Obama was actually in fact lying when Wilson said this, we have to maintain respect for the office.

Maureen Dowd actually made an attempt to turn it into a racist statement. The left had their panties in a bunch. Evidently saying "f -- the president" isn't as bad as pointing out that he is being less than truthful.

Third, this does not bode well for Obama and the Democrats in 2012.

While it was funny and all, these two words hold a lot of danger for the Democratic party.

The remark was in response to Obama's compromise with the GOP on the tax bill pending before Congress. I have a lot of issues with the bill and quite frankly think it should be voted down. With that said, the Republicans and Democrats will have to work together over the next two years if they are going to get anything done.

The Democrats do not want to work with the Republicans. Their definition of compromise has been for Republicans to shut up and do what the Democrats want. With Republicans retaking Congress, it is a whole new ballgame and the Democrats are not going to get everything they want. In fact, considering everything they want is very far left, it will be more likely they will get nothing they want.

Herein lies the trap for them. It is becoming clear early on that they are not going to handle this new Congress very well. A lot of Democrats lost in this last election. The problem for them though is that most of the ones that were lost were the moderates, leaving mostly far-left ideologues behind.

In addition to them mostly being far-left ideologues, most of them are also delusional. They are still convinced, even after the voters said "f--- you" to them, that the public wants them to continue.

I believe they will dig in, have several temper tantrums like this over the next two years, fight with Obama when he compromises, and generally act like idiots. All of this will make them look exactly like the idiotic pathetic little people they are and cost them and Obama re-election in 2012.

So, in conclusion, while "f -- the president" may just sound fun now, it also could be exactly what they will be doing over the next two years.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Berserkly At It's Best

Berkeley Mulls Resolution to Honor Army Private Accused of Passing Secret Info to WikiLeaks

Amid calls from some politicians to press treason charges -- which could carry the death penalty -- against whoever leaked secret cables to WikiLeaks, the Berkeley, Calif., City Council is entertaining a resolution to declare that an Army private accused of leaking some classified information to the website is an American hero.

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Is this city even a part of the US?

I really don't have much to add, this is insane.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yet More Hatred From The Left

EXCLUSIVE: Bristol Palin Responds to Kathy Griffin's 'Fat' Attack

Read the article

Basically, D-lister comedian Kathy Griffin appeared at a USO show on VH1 for some troops and made cracks about Bristol Palin being fat.

"She's the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight,"

"No, come on, come on. She gained like 30 pounds a week, I swear to God, it was fantastic,” Griffin said. “She's like the white Precious."

When does this get old?

We can discuss Sarah Palin's qualifications to be President all day but why is this constant stream of hatred from the left about her, her children, her son with Down's Syndrome tolerated by the media and the so-called "women's rights" groups?

I can only assume everyone remembers the rending of clothing on the left when Carly Fiorina made a crack about Barbara Boxer's hair?

Then of course we had Jerry Brown calling Meg Whitman a whore. NOW was so outraged at this debasement of women that they endorsed him for Governor but refused to endorse him for the California Sensitive Male of the Year award. That will show him.

I could care less what the media reports, they have no credibility left and the public realizes this. It would be nice though to see some accountability for people spewing hatred like this.

For instance, let's take the USO. Personally, I blame them for this whole episode. They knew what they were getting and brought her in anyways. The question is though, where do they go from here? Will they condemn her remarks? Will they continue using her?

One positive came from this whole thing:

Even after the troops' loud booing, Griffin continued the attack.

Seems like a bunch of what the left would view as dumb grunts has more brains than a broken down 'never-was'.

Monday, December 6, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Janet Napolitano is joining forces with Walmart (insert joke here) to promote a 'IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING' campaign.


The campaign encourages people to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement agencies. This would include not only terrorism related items but also general law breakers.

What do you think about this? Is it too big brotherish or is it asking us to be good citizens and keep an eye out for each other?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Quote Of The Week

“Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results? It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists,”

Sen Robert Mendez (Idiot-NJ)

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This was a remark about negotiating the renewal of the Bush era tax cuts. The GOP is trying to keep Obama and the rest of the idiotic Democrats from pushing through an economy-killing tax increase on the wealthy. GOP, in doing this, are terrorists.

If there is a more defining way of how the left looks at taxes and having a fair rate for all taxpayers, I don't know what it is.

They really need to check the water in New Jersey though, something appears to be in it this week that is causing people to loose their minds.

"They want to make it that guys paid this much money for a ticket. Yeah, I understand that, I understand completely. We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously."

Antrel Rolle, New York Giants (who play in New Jersey)

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Friday, December 3, 2010

The Scary Wonder Of Nature


Photo credit

Nature deserves our respect.
Images like this are incredible, if your not in the path of what's in the image.

Go to the link above for other great pics.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Get Over Yourself

Antrel Rolle compares booing players to booing soldiers coming home from Iraq, later apologizes

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Mr Rolle plays for the New York Giants and seemed to take umbrage at being booed by fans who, as he points out, paid about a gazillion dollars (the current price for an NFL ticket) to do so. He seemed to think booing an NFL player (who makes more than the gazillion dollar cost of a ticket to play a game) was tantamount to booing troops returning from a war zone.

Oh, and he apologized - as soon as team officials made him do so.

We have a little middle-aged Hispanic lady who cleans up blood and vomit in our trauma rooms after big cases and does it for not a whole lot above minimum wage. She doesn't complain, just comes when we need her and does a helluva a job.

Quite frankly, I have more respect for her than I do for this meatsack.

Would This Work?

FTC Proposes Do Not Track List For Web Marketing

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I support this ruling in principle. I don't think online companies should be allowed to track your activity or place anything on your computer without your consent.

The question is though, would it work?

A large share of the companies that do this are overseas and the ones here would move if the rules are passed. Can we regulate them?

We could regulate the servers and providers but how well? What about overseas providers?

Ultimately the question is, what do we do with the internet. While I am not a fan of regulation, we have to have some controls. Child pornography. Illegal scams. Viruses, malware, Trojan horses, etc.

In a way, the internet is really like the old American wild west right now. There is great potential. Wide open spaces. There is also the unknown and some hidden dangers.

How do we settle it while still leaving the pioneering spirit intact?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The State Of Our Education

Classroom Beating: Florida Student Gets Pummeled While Teacher Sits Back

This teacher sat back and did not try to break up the fight because he was not "properly trained" to break up a fight.

WTF?

When I was in school this did not stop the teachers. They would grab you and drag you to the office.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Terrorism Or Freedom Of Speech?

So, which is it?

Wikileaks founder Assange and the New York Times is claiming that the leak of info is not only protected free speech but should be celebrated as good for the country.

Thoughts?

Monday, November 29, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Mask-wearing protestors in D.C. can now be arrested

Wearing a mask while protesting outside a residence without telling D.C. police first could now get you arrested.

The D.C. Council has unanimously passed a strongly worded bill to deal with an animal rights group that has been known to wear masks and appear unannounced outside District residents' homes shouting things like "You should die." Residents have been complaining to their council members that they felt "terrorized." Critics of the bill say it's too broad and limits First Amendment rights.

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What are your thoughts? Do people have a right to anonymity while protesting? What about protesting in front of homes? Do people have a right to privacy in their homes?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quote Of The Week

My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate...

Sarah Palin

Read Palin's Facebook post here for the back story and credit for the quote.

In releasing the above, she was poking fun at the media for going on the attack (google "Sarah Palin North Korea") yet have ignored just as idiotic slips from Obama.

This is an old story but it is getting tiresome.

More than that, I simply found it funny.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We are taking off fairly early tomorrow morning for the long weekend and I will not be around much, if at all, until Sunday.

I do want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving though.

Among my blogging friends are those that are enjoying improvements in their loved ones health, spending another Thanksgiving without a loved one, and having a rough time because of the Hope and Change of our current economy.

They all have one thing in common though, they are surrounded by family and friends who care about them. Enjoy this weekend with the family and friends in each of your lives. In the end, they are all that really matters.

Monday, November 22, 2010

DownThe Rabbit Hole We Go

Weekend before last we went to see Alice In Wonderland put on by the kids at our local high school. They did a great job and it was a lot of fun.

There was nothing in it however that was as weird as this

Developers of Mosque Near Ground Zero Seek Federal Funds for Post-9/11 Rebuilding

An application to secure funding from federal 9/11 aid to build a controversial Islamic center two blocks from Ground Zero is drawing fire from critics who decry the move as insensitive.

"In November 2010, Park51 submitted several grant requests to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, a New York state agency. The agency was established to help redevelop Lower Manhattan's economy after the 9/11 attacks," the proposed center, Park51, reports on its website.

Source

I just don't know what to do anymore. Every time you think things have not gone far enough to shit in this country, something like this happens.

Read the article. It is hinted that the application meets the requirement for the grant. Quite frankly, the city could likely be sued if it does not give the money to them.

On top of that, read this at my friend Z's site. Seems that Janet Napolitano is thinking of letting Muslim women pat themselves down. The TSA will frisk middle-aged Caucasian Catholic nuns, small children, men with bladder cancer, and make a woman remove her breast prosthesis, but are going to let MUSLIM women pat themselves down.

Quick quiz. Which of the following groups has flown planes into American buildings

A) middle-aged Caucasian Catholic nuns

B) small children

C) women using their breast prosthesis as WMD's

D) Muslims

Which of these would you allow to frisk themselves before getting on an airplane?

What Do You Think About This?

I read this article this morning and it got me thinking. Are the recent movies about the occult a problem for our society?

The article mentioned the series' Harry Potter and Twilight specifically but we have had others with less commercial success.

The priest interviewed in the article makes the assertion that demons possess people, including children, at the victims invitation. He further makes the assertion that these movies make children more likely to dabble in the occult and this in turn invites a demon in.

What are your thoughts on this? Are these movies dangerous? Are they degrading the moral fiber of society? Are they just harmless fun and people that will do this type of behavior would do it anyways with or without the movies?

I know where I stand on this, what about you?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Quote Of The Week

And according to PopEater columnist Rob Shuter, the “DWTS” big-wigs fear for the worst.

"This will be a disaster for the show if Bristol wins," a source told the entertainment website. "Any creditability the show had will be over. It will go from being a dancing competition to a popularity competition where whoever has the most rabid fan base will always win no matter how little talent they have."

Read here for an entertaining look at how the left is in a snit about Bristol Palin's success on Dancing With The Stars. There is talk of a conspiracy. One man shot his TV out with a shotgun. What have I said about liberalism and mental disorders?

That's all hysterical. What caught my eye though is the bit about the show losing it's credibility.

Credibility? Really?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

And So It Begins

Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal

But some critics are questioning the deal, and the stealthy effort by the Obama administration to avoid a more probing congressional review by notifying Congress last month, just as members were headed home for the November elections. Congress had 30 days to raise objections -- a review period that concludes Saturday. With most members leaving Washington today, any significant effort to block the deal appears dead for now, officials said.

Source

First, do you like how ABC has "hiding" in quotation marks? No bias there.

Get used to this folks, this is just the beginning. Obama's solution to a divided Congress will simply be to bypass them. There will signing statements, Executive Orders, policy decisions by agencies such a the EPA, TSA, Homeland Security, etc.

Much of it will be illegal but that's not a problem, he will likely be out of office long before most of the decisions can be heard by the Supreme Court which means he will have his way. Other decisions will simply stand either partially or fully.

The next 2 years will certainly be interesting.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mama, This Kool-Aid Tastes Funny

These are all humorous but this one really got me.


Go to Fox here and check out the rest.

Just think what would have happened if the FDA had been putting warning labels on Progressive Kool-Aid all along. We would have a much better world right now.

The only thing left to do now is fund research to see if we can help the victims of this insidious and addictive habit.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's About Time

Teacher Suspended for Kicking Out Student Over Anti-Gay Speech

Read the article.

Basically a teacher in Howell, Michigan kicked a student out of class because the student said he didn't accept gays. The school district in turn suspended the teacher for a day for violating the student's right to free speech.

Something has to give here. This can't be the end of this. The left is not going to tolerate this misuse of free speech rights. Doesn't this school understand that only people on the left have the right to free speech? Don't they realize the only speech that is allowed to be free is speech that has been properly screened by the PC police?

Something needs to be done about this outrage. Too bad there wasn't an African American gay boy in this school, we could have gotten Al Sharpton and the Rev JJJ involved. This would have lent an air of credibility to the whole thing. Sigh.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Politician For The People

Read this story:

New Castle councilman calls cops on boys' cupcake sale

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The basic story is that four middle school boys were selling cupcakes in a town park to become entrepreneurs and this councilman called the police on them for not having a permit.

This man has a great future in politics. If that fails he could get a job at an HMO or some other customer focused industry.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Sued for firing worker on medical marijuana, Walmart argues Michigan's law wasn't meant to regulate business

GRAND RAPIDS -- Joseph Casias, who suffers an inoperable brain tumor, is the kind of patient voters had in mind in approving medical-marijuana use.

His firing at Walmart, after a positive drug test, undermines the law -- and forces people like Casias "to choose between their jobs and their medicine," Scott Michelman, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, said Friday.

Source

There's a lot here.

What do you think about medical marijuana in general?

What about the state v the federal government? Is this a case of state's rights in which the Michigan law trumps federal law via the 10th Amendment to the Constitution?

Does a business have a right to regulate drug use by it's employees? What if their policy prohibits use that is legal?

What are your thoughts?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quote Of The Week

"When it [the presidency] was over, I knew I'd given my heart and soul, I'd poured everything I had into the job and was grateful for the opportunity to serve,"

George W Bush

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I am unapologetic in saying I miss Bush. He didn't do everything right and I didn't always agree with everything he did but he was a good man.

He deserved far better than what he was given by the media and the rest of the far left and, quite frankly, they didn't deserve him.

I said this after the last election and I say it again, he will be treated far better after he left office than when he was in. His new book is giving the public an insight into the person that the media spent 8 years trying to hide.

Then there is the Barrack Obama phenomenon. Read the article I got the quote from, it explains his resurgence much better than I could. The article shows how Obama's stumbles and fumbles have as much to do with Bush's redefinition as Bush does.

My thoughts are that by time the next 2 years are up I won't be the only one who looks back fondly on Bush's class and steadiness.

Friday, November 12, 2010

See Anything Wrong With This?

DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Immigrant 'Sanctuaries,' Report Finds

The Department of Justice has spent tens of millions of dollars this year to compensate more than two dozen states, counties and cities for their costs of jailing illegal immigrants -- even though those communities have adopted policies that obstruct immigration enforcement, according to a recently released report.

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Anyone want to take a guess at which party controls these governments?

In my mind this borders on criminal. But, then again, that's redundant when one is talking about the federal government.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Boycott Amazon

***Caution, vomit alert***



Consumers Call for Boycott of Amazon Over 'Pedophile's Guide'

Amazon is selling an e-book entitled "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure," and shocked consumers across the nation now are calling for a boycott of the online retail giant.

The e-book, authored by Phillips Greaves, was published late last month, according to product details on Amazon.com. It sells for $4.79 on the company's Kindle Store.

"This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow," a product description reads. "I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught."

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According to the article, one poster on Amazon is posing the question of whether Amazon should be held liable if the book is used for it's intended purpose.

I agree and I think the Son of a Bitch that wrote this needs to be in jail.

While I am a staunch defender of the 1st Amendment, the courts have ruled that society can regulate speech to protect children. How this is not included in that category, I want to know.

At the very least, examine this SOB's life. I would be willing to bet my next paycheck the police would find his photo album on his computer quite interesting along with the activities he involves himself in while not writing. A person who is not a pedophile could not write this book nor would someone who is not have any interest in doing so.

I am so incredibly pissed about this.

The Wave Of The Future?

STD Test? There's an App for That

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The UK Clinical Research Collaboration is developing an app for cell phones in which you can do an STD check on your self by peeing on a chip.

Questions, comments, complaints?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

You Can't Make This Up

Joe Biden update: The VP meets on government transparency today. But that meeting is closed

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Basically Joe Biden is meeting with Earl Devaney, Chairman of The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

This is a board developed by Obama to provide accountability for the stimulus money spent.

This is their mission statement from Recovery.gov:

To promote accountability by coordinating and conducting oversight of Recovery funds to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse and to foster transparency on Recovery spending by providing the public with accurate, user-friendly information.

Now I'm not going to bother with the whole irony over having a meeting about transparency closed to the press, that's beating a dead horse.

I do wonder though:

Does anyone remember a press conference from the Chairman of The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board? Do you remember a press release in the news about any of this?

Finally, that leads to this:

What is this board's function?

Look at this part of the mission statement again

to foster transparency on Recovery spending by providing the public with accurate, user-friendly information

How are they providing the information? The answer is you have to go their website. The website is not bad. You can find some information if you do a little digging. The point is, it is information you have to dig for. Why is it that we aren't releasing this information more readily? Why not post it in the local papers?

One little side note: I looked at a couple of projects in our immediate area with a total grant amount of a little less than $3 million. Want to guess at how many jobs were generated with this money? Zero. Zilch. Nada. None. For our Congressional district there has been a total of 315 contracts, grants and loans for $260,830,628 that has created 198.24 jobs for a grand total of $1,315,731 per job.

Has anyone seen the movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Douglas Adams, the author of these books was actually quite a brilliant man even though his writing was pretty simple. He poked a lot of fun at British Bureaucracy. In the opening scene of the movie the main character, Arthur Dent awakens one morning to bulldozers outside of his house preparing to demolish his home for a bypass. This is the dialogue between him and Mr Prosser, the supervisor for the road crew.

Arthur Dent: "You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to the building plans had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything.'

Mr Prosser: But the plans were on display.'

Dent: On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.'

Prosser: `That's the display department.'

Dent: `With a torch.'

Prosser: `Ah, well the lights had probably gone.'

Dent: `So had the stairs.'

Prosser: `But look you found the notice didn't you?'

Arthur`Yes, yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of The Leopard".'"

Monday, November 8, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Obama would be responsible for shutdown: Cantor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Republican refused on Sunday to rule out the possibility of a government shutdown next year over growing federal deficits but said if there were one, President Barack Obama would bear responsibility.

Source

So what do you think?

I think it would be easy to make the argument that with the continued arrogance of Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress, especially Harry Reid, that it would be their fault if the government were shut down.

They remain convinced that they have the mandate from the American people to continue their policies and dismiss the historic beat down they took at the polls last Tuesday.

Their arrogance is as strong as it has been over the last two years while they have been ignoring the will of the American public in pushing through destructive bills such as Obamakare.

They continue to refuse to listen to the message sent to them by voters that we are pissed with the way they have behaved. Instead deciding that the American public voted the way they did out of ignorance. We are just not bright enough to understand what they are trying to do for us.

So yes, it would be an easy argument that if the Republicans proposed cuts to the deficit that the public wanted and Obama and the Democrats continue down the path they have been, then an impasse would be the fault of Obama.

Without putting too fine of a point on it, congressional members are elected to represent us, not their political ideology. So, taking that into account, it is an easy argument that voters elected these new members to cut the deficit so a shutdown would be the fault of the Democrats if they go against the will of the American public.

So, back to the original question - who's fault would it be?

This is not a simple question.

You could take the above argument and make a pretty clear case that it would be the fault of Obama and the Democrats.

You could also look at the Republicans and say that, while they do have the backing of the American people, some of what they are doing is politically driven.

The more important question though may not be whose fault it is but...who gets the blame.

We do have to keep in mind that the Democrats have one thing the Republicans do not, the media. Yes, we have a few news organizations such as Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, etc but they still have large control over the message to the American public.

So what do you think? Whose fault will it be?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quote Of The Week

In a year Chuckie gets to vote

Emily, aged 10

Out of the mouths of babes.

Emily is my 10 year old daughter and Chuckie is Chuck, my 17 year old son.

We have always taken our kids to the polls with us when they were young. I wanted them to see us vote and grow up with a sense of it's importance.

The notion that my son would be allowed to vote in a year seemed very cool to her. Something to be envied.

My 10 year old daughter can see that voting is something to look forward to when you become an adult, why can't adults see this?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thank You Sir, May I have Another?

Just when you thought Barrack Obama had allowed the world to dump on the US enough, he goes and let's them drop another load on our heads.

U.N. Gives Obama a New 'Shellacking' -- Over Human Rights!

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Warning: Read the article but be certain to put down your coffee, hot chocolate, sharp and/or blunt weapons, firearms, or other objects that may cause you to harm yourself or your computer equipment. If you are, or may be pregnant, seek medical advice before proceeding as this article may make you very concerned about your child's future. As with all articles about the destruction of America make sure you speak with your health care provider to ensure you are healthy enough to read them.

Sorry, had to get the legal stuff out of the way first. Now to the post.

American diplomats attended a council meeting in Geneva in which some of the world's most tolerant countries were able to scold us on our human rights.

Yes, that's right, countries like Iran (who wanted us to “effectively to combat violence against women.” and “condemned and expressed its deep concern over the situation of human rights”), North Korea (we need “to address inequalities in housing, employment and education” and “prohibit brutality…by law enforcement officials.”), Cuba (“violations against migrants and mentally ill persons” and “ensure the right to food and health.”), Libya (made note of our “racism, racial discrimination and intolerance.”), Venezuela, Russia, Nicaragua, Bolivia, all also expressed concerns over our human rights record. It was unclear what their concerns were but one can only imagine.

You have to ask yourself, where's the bottom with this administration?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Will This Be The Real Result Of The 2010 Election?

McConnell eyes Democrats up for re-election in 2012

Carrie Dann writes: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he expects some Democrats –- wary that continued support for Democratic policies will cost them re-election in 2012 -- will "peel off" from their caucus to work with Republicans for the next two years.

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There are 21 Democratic Senators up for re-election in 2012 along with 2 independents who caucus with them. Of these, I think one could argue 15 of them will be at risk for losing their seats. Many of them are in states that saw a party change in this years Senate, House, Gubernatorial, and/or state legislative districts.

Will the legacy of the 2010 election be fear? Will Democrats, and some left-leaning Republicans, up for re-election in 2 years start watching how they vote? Will the GOP, 5 votes short of a majority currently, get to set a large part of the agenda?

Keep in ind that the GOP only needs to keep their own Senators in line and peel off 5 Democrats and/or Independents.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Stunning News From Last Night

Developments from last night were unexpected and completely stunning.

It was happy news mind you but still surprising.

ACORN’s Troubled Past Leads to Stunning Election Day Announcement

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Can there be anything more ironic than ACORN closing it's doors on the day that Republicans win big to retake a sizable portion of our government back from the far left?

Folks, things are looking up for 2012. More on that later.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Can It Get Any Sicker?

Minnesota County Investigating Voter Fraud Allegations Involving Mentally Disabled

Read the article

Basically mental health workers, and some poll workers, were seen "helping" mentally disabled residents of a home vote.

Some of the people brought to the poll didn't appear to know where they were.

Some resisted and were helped with their voting.

There are reports of the mental health staff telling the residents how to vote.

There was even reports of the staff from the home filling out the ballots for them.

Don't worry though, officials in Minnesota are investigating.

But wait, you might exclaim, isn't this the same state that allowed Stewart Smalley to steal a Senate election by letting felons vote illegally?

Well, yes it is. I would say to that.

Any more questions?

Get Out And Vote


Why are you reading this blog? Get out and vote. Go. Now. Get up, go to the polls. Go on, stop reading. Leave now.

Monday, November 1, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

There really isn't much else to talk about today other than tomorrow's elections. So that is this week's question - what will happen tomorrow?

Leave your predictions. Go on the record and we will see just how smart we all are. I will reveal mine on Wednesday after everybody else has put theirs in.

Just joking, here we go:



The House

I think Nancy Pelosi is toast. She will keep her office but it is much smaller in January. I'm thinking a broom closet. Bonus - it will give her a place to park her broom.

There are a lot of seats for the Democrats to defend that have traditionally been right-leaning and this is a bad year for them. I think the GOP already has the House, it's just a matter of how strongly.

Republicans gain 50+ seats.



The Senate

Tougher to call. I worry about voting "irregularities" in Nevada and Pennsylvania, two close races that are leaning slightly Republican. I also worry about Murkowski blowing it for us in Alaska and giving the seat to the Democrats. On the flip side, I don't think we can rule out surprises in California and Washington and to a far lesser extent Connecticut and Delaware.

I still think though that recapturing the Senate is not there for us this year. It could be considerably closer than I think and will largely depend on who is right about which party has the momentum. Too many things have to go right for the GOP to retake the Senate though.

I do think that if I am wrong here and the GOP retakes the Senate then my House projection is way off and the GOP gains in the neighborhood of 70+.

Republicans gain 7 seats.



State elections

I have not been following state elections as closely, being a conservative I work for a living. I do think this is a big year for the GOP. While I have not been able to track this as much, it does not mean I do not see it as important. This is a big year for statewide elections. We not only do re-districting this year but also state governments have been passing more liberal laws in recent years.

While I am not a fan of gerrymandering, it is going to happen. I would rather see the right control it than the left. This year's re-districting can determine the political map for the next decade or more.

Further, retaking state governments will slow the rush to socialism we have been seeing for the last 2 years.

Finally, controlling statewide governments has significant influence on Presidential races. Historically a party that controls a state's government gets an edge on the Presidential campaign in the state.

Republicans gain 10-12 Governorships and the same number for legislative control

What are your thoughts?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quote Of The Week

Barrack Obama "can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I'm concerned."

"Now he's coming into Rhode Island treating us like an ATM machine,"

Source

Frank Caprio, Democratic candidate for governor - Rhode Island

This was said on Monday after Obama refused to endorse Caprio for Governor. Obama would not endorse him out of respect for his friend Lincoln Chaffee, Democrat Republican turned "Independent" who is running against Caprio.

Caprio came out today and stated he regretted saying this about Obama.

He may very well regret it. It is more likely that he wishes he hadn't said it publicly.

The comment itself, and the attempted retraction, though highlight a real dilemma in the Democratic Party.

Democrats on one hand are trying to appear that they are all on the same page.

While untrue, this fits in with the fringe media's narrative that it is actually the GOP who has an ongoing civil war which is ripping the party apart while the Democrats are all united and sit around and hug puppies, and kiss babies, and bake apple pies, blah, blah, blah. You've all seen the MSM message.

But I digress.

Caprio's remarks put the real truth inside the Democratic Party on display, they can't stand each other.

There is, contrary to the public misinformation, a very big fight inside the Democratic Party.

The far left is controlling the national agenda for the Democratic Party right now. The unholy trinity of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barrack Obama are trying to enact their destructive uber-liberal policies on the American public and candidates like Frank Caprio are stuck out in the public finding themselves explaining how destroying the country with socialized health care, energy taxes to pay for a global warming fraud, higher taxes, and job-killing regulations all make sense.

One would almost pity them if it were not for the fact that most of them supported these plans until the public heard about them and all Hell broke lose. If they had not supported the effort to get these three elected to their current positions, either directly or indirectly. Finally, pity for them if they had not all been out front leading the "change" and "hope" cheers two years ago when this fateful administration was being shamefully and deceitfully sold to an ignorant (due to lack of honest misinformation) American public.

Now they cannot run away fast enough.

Just don't tell the public, they think it's the GOP that is fighting among themselves.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Is This A Good Idea?

Will Google's Online Operating System Revolutionize the Computer?

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It sounds convenient, possibly faster and easier to use than Windows, eliminates the need for a hard drive, but is it a good idea?

Do you want all of your files, pictures, financial records stored at an offsite facility ran by Google?

Google has shown itself to be far-left and, in the case of China, willing to bow to governmental pressure.

It has been shown that Google censors it's search to bring up results that fit it's agenda. It has become quite a game to put items such as "Christianity is" in to see what the instant search will fill in for you. Try it, you will find that it is bullshit, not a religion, a cult, a lie, false, the most perverted, dying, wrong. There is not on single positve attribute listed in the first page of results.
Then there's this:

According to USA Today, 98% of search engine's employees gave money to Democrats in '04.

Add to that the fact that our far-left President has been given unprecedented power over the internet and the left wants the government to have more.

Are you comfortable having Google store all of your personal information?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coming To America?

Entire police force in Los Ramones, Mexico quits after gunmen attack headquarters

Read the article, it's scary.

This town is a 75 mile drive from the US border. The entire police force quit after men from a drug cartel emptied a thousand rounds and six grenades into their brand new police station.

As it turns out though this is not an unusual occurrence. Police forces in small towns in Mexico like this one commonly quit over gang violence.

Quite frankly, who could blame them?

Being a police officer in a small sleepy US town has some risk to it. Being an inner city police officer in a large US city can be a downright dangerous profession.

How would you like to be a police officer in a small town in Mexico in an area controlled by the drug cartels and outgun you? Oh, and they have no qualms what so ever about killing police officers.

I am amazed they can find anyone to do the job to begin with.

Back to the beginning though.

Remember how I said this is only 75 miles from the US border?

How can we not see this as a national security threat?

How can we keep throwing foreign aid at a country like Mexico that refuses to control it's drug crime in the shadow of the US border. Crime that spills over into the US so that we have entire sections of the US southwest in which our citizens cannot go?

How can we allow this government to join in on a lawsuit against one of our own states?

How can we let the President of this lawless country stand at the front of our House of Representatives and attack one of our own states?

Finally, how can we have almost half of the members of the House give this attack a standing ovation?

Most importantly, how soon before this is a police station in small town America?



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Votes For Sale, Cheap

We are now resorting to bribery to win elections in Nevada. Read this article.

The Reid campaign is offering food at get out the vote rallies and we even have union members handing out gift cards in exchange for votes for Reid.

It's okay though, don't worry, the Democratic Secretary of State for Nevada has released a statement saying that they are not violating state law.

This has gone beyond funny. These people need to go to jail.

The only real question is, when are the GOP going to get off of their pathetic little asses and do something about this?

Will we see investigations when they retake the House (if they can overcome the fraud), I for one am not holding my breath.

So we will just let it continue into the next election, and the next one, and the next one...

Is Harry Reid Toast?

EXCLUSIVE: Aide to Harry Reid Lied to Feds, Submitted False Documents About Sham Marriage

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I thought Reid was going down anyways. Now it comes out that one of his aides did a marriage-for-hire scheme to help a Lebanese terrorist get US citizenship. Read the article, it gets much better than this.

Good-bye Harry, wish I could say I will miss you.

Note: after writing this I looked at a story on MSNBC.com that most of you will find interesting.

The article doesn't mention the fact that the man in the case, Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini, was a person of interest in an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation.

The MSNBC article goes to great lengths to make this seem as if it is nothing more than a political attack on Reid by Fox News. As evidence of this they cite Media Matters, a far left site that appears to exist solely to attack Fox and which has had allegations that it is funded by George Soros leveled against it. For all of the hand-wringing on the left about hidden donors contributing to GOP friendly groups, I could not find out who their benefactors are. If you have the stomach for it, visit the site.

The article on MSNBC went to great lengths to explain that this all happened before this low level staffer worked for Reid and there was no evidence Reid knew. This low level staffer represented Reid on Spanish speaking TV. As far as it all happening before she worked for Reid, she confessed to the crime 2 months after starting for him. The case was finally resolved on July 6 this year when her divorce was finalized. So essentially almost the entire time she worked for Reid the case was ongoing. I think the real question here is that if Reid in fact did not know, why not?

So, there you go, the free press for all to see.

Monday, October 25, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Party Chiefs Predict Victory in Battle for House

You can read the article but it is mostly predictable, the RNC Chair Michael Steele says they are going to have a massive day, DNC Chair Tim Kaine says the Dems are going to hold on. Essentially they are doing their jobs.

Steele is making a case for a wave election with the political climate being in favor of the GOP and against Obama and the Dems.

Kaine is saying that early numbers show the analysts could be wrong.

What do you think one week out, which is it?

Is it a wave election? Will the Dems get swept out in an anti-incumbent frenzy?

Are the analysts wrong? Will the Dems hold on? Will their ground game save them? Will the Dems be able to "dig up" enough votes to keep them in office? Will the Dem's get out the vote efforts rule the day? Keep in mind ACORN is not the factor it has been in the last 2 elections.

At the time of writing this I am watching Fox News. Even "Baghdad Bob" Beckel is conceding that this could be a GOP election. It doesn't get much more doom and gloom for the Dems than for him to admit that they are in trouble.

Finally, these two links for RCP may help you decide.

BATTLE FOR THE SENATE

BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quote Of The Week

"People who are legal immigrants to the United States after a five-year waiting period can become citizens and become enfranchised," spokesman Ira Mehlman said. "But until then, being here as a legal immigrant is a conditional agreement, sort of like a trial period. You have to demonstrate you are the type of person we would want to have as a citizen, then you can become a citizen and vote."

Ira Mehlman, Federation for American Immigration Reform

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Read the article. Essentially what is going on here is that people across the US (pronounced Dem-o-crats) feel that it is unfair for someone who has not taken the effort to fully learn to speak English or become a US citizen to be denied the right to vote.

The solution? A quiet, this is the first I have heard of it, movement to pass laws to allow legal immigrants who have not become citizens to vote in local elections. The article recounts the story of this gentleman:

Abdirizak Daud, 40, moved to Minneapolis 18 years ago before coming to Portland in 2006. He hasn't been able to find a job. Some of his nine children have attended Portland schools, and he'd like to have a say in who's looking over the school system and the city, he said.

But between his limited English and the financial demands, Daud hasn't been able to become a citizen.

This man has lived in the US for 18 years, all of which you and I have been paying for an interpreter whenever he has accessed health care or governmental services because he has not taken the effort to become proficient in English, and he deserves the right to vote?

Now the initial reaction to this is, it's just local elections. Who cares who votes for school boards, city councils, dog catcher, right? What about local election officials? How about having these non-citizens vote for either local election officials or the people who appoint them? Still okay?

Check this site out.

Finally, one last quote to wrap things up. Think this might have anything to do with this effort?

"I like the Democrats. I want to vote for Democrats, but I don't have citizenship,"

Evidently Mr Daud, from above, can speak some English.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Off To The Re-education Camp Comrade

Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate

Read this article. This nursing student from Grand Rapids posted an ad at her church seeking a Christian roommate. Evidently it is illegal in Michigan to place an ad for a roommate based on religion.

The case was brought to the attention of the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan. From there it has been referred to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights so that we can get to the bottom of this hurtful bigotry.

Reading the article it all seems absurd. It does, that is, until you get to this part:

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan might ask for an initial reimbursement of $300 for time spent on the issue and training for the woman, in addition to pulling down the ad, Haynes said.

WTF???

By my count they are violating at least 4 of this woman's constitutional rights:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (violation #1) ; or abridging the freedom of speech (#2) , or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble (#3) , and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use (#4) , without just compensation.

the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution

Some may argue that #4 is a stretch but I do not. I think that since the government is dictating what she can do with her living space and deciding who she can choose to live with, they are in effect taking it for public use.

So, not only are they violating her constitutional rights, they are going to send her off for re-education so she can learn to be a good little comrade and get along with all of the other communists in the collective.

As a Michigander I can say this is not one of our prouder moments.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What's Going On Here?

The news of the day is that Juan Williams was fired by NPR for making an insensitive remark about Islam. In other words he committed the one unforgivable liberal sin, he didn't polish the asses of all peace loving Muslims in the world.

Williams was fired for saying this on Bill O'Reilly Monday night:

"But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."

Source

Before I get to the point of this post, a brief interlude on the history of tolerance from NPR

A Brief History of NPR's Intolerance and Imbalance

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Anyways, I was reading this article when this part caught my eye.

NPR says government funding makes up less than 2 percent of it budget, with the rest coming from station fees, sponsorships and grants. This week, the radio network received $1.8 million from billionaire investor George Soros to hire journalists to cover legislatures in all 50 states.

Source

So think about the timeline:

-Monday Juan Williams is on Bill O'Reilly in which he made his offensive comment

-later in the week George Soros donates almost 2 million to NPR

-Thursday, 3 days after this offensive remark, Williams is fired

Williams is fired without being able to speak to anyone at NPR to get an explanation as to why he is fired.

Two questions:

If this is such an offensive remark that he was not even given the opportunity to talk to the person deciding to fire him, why did it take 3 days to do it?

Is it just a coincidence that far-left, anti-American George Soros gave them money and all of a sudden Williams was fired?

I just found it a little interesting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Should This Be Illegal?

At $262,797 a year, retiring Coopersville superintendent is by far highest paid school chief in West Michigan

It shows O'Neill, leading a 2,600-student district, out-earns Grand Rapids Superintendent Bernard Taylor, who gets $216,321 in salary and annuity to lead the region's largest district, at 18,700 students.

O'Neill's pay also approaches what Thomas Haas makes as Grand Valley State University president: $225,000 in salary and $40,000 in deferred compensation. Haas' perks also include a university-provided house.

Rockford Superintendent Michael Shibler is the highest-paid suburban school chief, and appeared to be the highest-paid superintendent when The Press did its survey. He is paid $210,961 and has asked for a pay freeze in each of the past two years. Rockford has 8,000 students.


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It is unlikely any of you have heard of this school district, it's population is a mixture of farmers and middle income suburbanites. Not a poor district but certainly not a wealthy one.

This brings to mind the case in Bell, California.

We have elected officials getting into office and raiding our piggy bank.

Now the most obvious solution is to vote all of the school board members in this district. Is that enough though?

This man has his money, money the people of this district will not see again. Further, his pension is likely based on his salary so it is the gift that keeps giving.

How long do we continue to tolerate this? What constitutes "high pay" and when does it turn into embezzlement?

Thoughts?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Any Chance Of Success?

Lawmakers in 14 States Craft Bill to Deny Citizenship to 'Anchor Babies'

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Now, the knee-jerk reaction here is that these laws will be struck down as unconstitutional by the SCOTUS.

Read the 14th Amendment (in which the concept of anchor babies is based upon) though:

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

I am not a lawyer and I thank God for this. I have to wonder though how this phrase subject to the jurisdiction thereof would be interpreted by the current SCOTUS.

Is there something to the fact that the parents are illegal and not subject to jurisdiction of the US?

Maybe I'm sounding ignorant, what are our thoughts?

Monday, October 18, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Note: Due to the recent increase of lawsuits against bloggers over copyright infringement by news outlets I have been hesitant to cut and paste sections of articles into my blog.

Read this article. It is about a gentleman who has a large political sign attached to the bed of his pick-up. A mall in Florida has banned him from their parking lot because they call it solicitation. He is claiming that his first amendment right to free speech is being infringed upon.

Which is it? Free speech rights or private property rights?

Does it make a difference if the mall is applying the rule unequally? Is the private owner of a mall required to be fair in enforcing it's non-solicitation rules? To be fair to the mall, there is no indication they are doing this. Just as a hypothetical question, is there an obligation?

What are your thoughts?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quote Of The Week

"Meg Whitman could be described as 'a political whore.' Yes, that's an accurate statement,"

"The very troubling issue that is embedded in that call is what prompted the description of Meg as a 'whore' is basically that she sold out Californians for an endorsement and a $450,000 independent expenditure campaign,"


California NOW President Parry Bellasalma

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Could NOW have any less credibility?

We have a successful business woman, a woman running for Governor of the largest state in California, and she is called a whore by the campaign of a male opponent. Not only does NOW not condemn this but it actually comes out in defense of the offender and throws their support behind him.

I am not shocked though. This is not the first time we have seen this on the left.

We have seen individuals and groups that claim to fight for the civil rights of minorities turn a blind eye to incidents of blatant racism directed against political opponents. Like NOW, they have not only tolerated this racism but have rushed to the defense of the offender.

Just more hypocrisy from the left.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Is This Okay?

Pairing food, early-vote rallies raises legal risks

Read the article. Basically the South Dakota Democratic Party is sponsoring early vote rallies on Indian reservations and providing food for the attendees.

Two things about this:

-Democrats garner 95% of the vote on resservations

-it appears very likely it is illegal in the state of South Dakota

The Democratic Party has a long history of being helpful with voters; giving homeless people cigarettes, going into nursing homes and "helping" the residents vote, on and on.

Now for the million dollar question though:

What happens if this is determined to be illegal?

The state Republican Party has asked for an investigation but they are actively holding the rallies.

What about the votes they garner with this? Do they toss them? This seems unfair to the people who voted.

Do they fine them? They get, what, a $10,000 fine? This is just a campaign expenditure. Cheaper than a commercial buy.

This is becoming a standard m.o. for the Democrats.

Look at the Minnesota Senate election. Several local (democratic) election officials allowed enough felons to vote to swing the election to Al Franken. So what? He's still in the Senate.

Go back to the 2000 Presidential election in Florida. The Democrats would have given the election to Al Gore by counting invalid ballots if the Supreme Court had not stopped them.

The military ballots that have not been counted over the years, there's a reason the Dems do this. How many elections has this effected?

What about the dead voting?

It is known in the 2004 election that people were voting in more than one state.

Cuyahoga County in Ohio (a democratic stronghold) in 2008 the registered voter count was 100,000 higher than the actual number of people eligible to vote. At this time I saw a news feature of voters registered in Cleveland, in Cuyahoga County, at addresses that don't exist. One person was registered several times on one block, some of them at non-existant addresses.

ACORN. One word says it all.

So, again, what do we do about it?

I don't have the answer, just wondering if anyone else does.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

An Arrogance That Knows No Bounds

Obama: Republicans Will Have to Learn to Get Along With Me

I think it is becoming reasonable to worry about this man's sanity.

Read the above article.

If the GOP wins in November it will mean they have to work with him.

It is getting hard to tell if this is arrogance or a pathological narcissism.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Show Us The Donor List Mr President

Much has been made by the left about funding for the current Congressional campaign from outside groups supporting Republican candidates. The accusation is that the groups do not disclose where they get their money. The claim in essence is that these are shadowy groups secretly funding campaigns.

Most prominently, the White House and Democratic National Committee have been attacking the Chamber of Commerce's financing of ads against primarily Democratic candidates.

The accusations, so far unfounded, are that the C of C is accepting foreign contributions and money from the usual Republican bogeymen, Wall Street, big oil, blah, blah, blah.

While I am not a fan of interest groups financing political campaigns, I am also not going to fault the GOP for accepting the help as long as Democratic campaigns are funded by George Soros, unions, the abortion lobby, trial lawyers, etc.

The point I am trying to make though is that if anyone in the Republican National Committee has any brains (evidence has yet to surface of this) they would see this attack as a gift from the DNC.

In 2008 Barrack Obama accepted $400 million in contributions from groups who did not disclose their donors. There has been strong anecdotal indications that money for the campaign came from foreign sources, specifically the Middle East.

The President and the DNC opened the door, the RNC just needs to walk through it. Demand that Obama release his donor list from the 2008 campaign. Run a commercial asking these questions.

We are seeing some on the right throw it back in the President's face, just watching Fox News this morning I saw Karl Rove and Laura Ingram questioning it.

The RNC needs to fall in line.

Monday, October 11, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Even though we have recently found that Meg Whitman is a whore;

Meg Whitman Called 'Whore' in Jerry Brown Phone Message

What do you think about the issue with her and her housekeeper?

There are so many layers to this issue.

Is she just another wealthy person who thinks she is above the law and can hire an illegal?

Is the housekeeper being used by the queen of self-promotion Gloria Alred? Is she being used by Alred to help the campaign of Jerry Brown?

Why isn't this a discussion about the fact that this "victim" is actually a criminal in the country illegally who lied to her employer?

Is this case exhibit A of how the media and rest of the left are trying to change the conversation from the fact that illegal immigrants are criminals to making them out to be the real victims?

What are your thoughts?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quote Of The Week

"My dad was gone by the time I was seven,"..."I was flunking out of high school. I failed geography, civics, Spanish and English. When you fail Spanish and English, you are not bilingual, you are bi-ignorant."

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Tim Scott, candidate for Congress for South Carolina

Mr Scott is a candidate for Congress and is a black Republican.

The quote was about how, like Barrack Obama, Mr Scott was born into a broken home and raised in poverty.

Unlike Obama, Mr Scott went out, worked hard, and became a small business man.

The quote caught my eye largely for the last line.

Many people are born into poverty, something that is disproportionately high among minorities. A lot of them do poorly in school and have a life long excuse as to why they cannot succeed.

Black, Hispanic, white, etc, our country is littered with people who feel that they were not given a fair shake in life. Instead of picking themselves up and becoming a productive member of society, they wrap themselves in victimhood and wear that mantle proudly for the rest of their lives.

The rest of us on the other hand (and for the record, I was not born with a sliver spoon in my mouth) have to due with less of our income because we have to pay a higher rate of taxes for these victims.

We have to support their sitting up at night playing video games and sleeping all day habits.

We have to pay for their multiple out-of-wedlock births to multiple fathers who, you guessed it, sit up all night playing video games and sleeping all day.

We have to pay for their children as they grow to adults and begin having multiple children out-of-wedlock and sit up all night playing video games and sleep all day. The reason for this is that often having children out-of-wedlock and being a loafer who sits up all night playing video games and sleeping all day appears to be a genetic condition as does the underlying malady of victimhood.

I like the quote. If it is any indication of the man himself, he is someone we need in Congress.

Friday, October 8, 2010

This Would Be A Massive Coupe

Dingell Trailing Republican 39% to 44%

John Dingell was first elected in 1954 to a seat his father had held since 1932.

He's in trouble though.

-39% of voters support him. It is considered worrisome if an incumbent is below 50%. I'm not sure what it is considered if the candidate is below 40%.

-60% of the voters are at least mildly unsure of him.

-11% are undecided. Conventional wisdom holds that undecideds often break for the challenger. Dingell will have to get about 75% of these undecideds to erase the deficit he is in.

Now this is one poll and it has a margin of error of 5.6%, this not insignificant. Also, it did not have a large sample, 300 people. It is hard to explain away numbers this bad and the Congressmen himself has been telling people he is in a tough fight.

It would be no small irony for Dingell to get fired by the voters at the same time that the ex-President for whom he constantly called for impeachment of is starting to have a small resurgence in his popularity.

CNN Poll: Was Bush better president than Obama?


I'm thinking Bush will be around long enough to get the last laugh on a lot of his critics.