Thursday, February 28 

By "Hope" And "Change" He Means "Lying To Get Your Vote"

I know Barack leaves us all with that warm, fuzzy feeling of hope for the future when he changes government, but is he really going to be doing all the things he claims?
Within the last month, a top staff member for Obama's campaign telephoned Michael Wilson, Canada's ambassador to the United States, and warned him that Obama would speak out against NAFTA, according to Canadian sources.

The staff member reassured Wilson that the criticisms would only be campaign rhetoric, and should not be taken at face value.
Later in the story an Obama staffer indicates that this claim is "implausible" but never denies that contact was made with the Canadian ambassador.

Looks like Obama learned plenty in the Chicago system after all. Smile, firm handshake, lie like a dog to get elected.

h/t Captain Ed

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Wednesday, February 27 

RIP William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr. has passed away.

Anything I could say is already summed up in the New York Times' obit, so go check it out. It's well worth the read.


Friday, February 22 

Weekend Relaxation

This weekend take a few minutes to forget about politics and enjoy a big helping of SRV - Voodoo Chile.


Thursday, February 21 

Someone Owes Reagan An Apology

The Fox News headline says it all, "Satellite Shootdown a Bull's-Eye".

I remember back in the 80s when Reagan first proposed SDI, the Space Defense Initiative. People called him insane. They referred to it as Star Wars and said it was impossible. You can't use a missile to shoot down another missile.

Well, we're a hell of a lot closer to that being a reality today. Watch the footage below.

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All You Hear Is Crickets

This is way too funny. For the most part I find Chris Matthews to be a vacuous windbag, but in this video he does what reporters are supposed to do; he asked a straight forward question.

"Can you name Obama's senatorial accomplishments?" It was answered with dead air, followed by the typical speech about "hope" and "change", but not a single accomplishment. You would think that someone who was such a big supporter of Obama would be able to name even one thing.

Hell, I can barely stand to look at McCain but even I can name some of his accomplishments.

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Saturday, February 16 

Why Wait, Get Your News Here First

Okay, I'm going to make my official presidential prediction here.

There are basically three candidates left in the race. Ron Paul never had a chance, and Huckabee picked up a few headlines, but he also has no chance. That leaves us with McCain, Hillary and Obama.

Hillary's campaign appears to be cracking up. I don't think she's going to be able to pull it out. I kind of hope she does, because I think McCain may actually stand a chance against her, but I really don't see it happening.

Obama scares me more than Hillary. Hillary is an opportunistic political beast who will do or say whatever it takes to stay in power. This means that she may believe in leftists ideals, but she's more than willing to jump the aisle to keep herself in power, much like Bill did in the 90s with NAFTA and GAT, to name a couple of examples.

Obama is, from few examples you can find out there, a true a believer. He is as far left as Karl Rove is far right. Obama will not be making deals to stay in power, he'll be forcing his leftists, pacifist agenda through no matter what.

The scary part is that he is young, good looking and charismatic. People are flocking to him because of these three things. He spends virtually no time actually laying out an agenda, but people don't care about that. They care about "Hope" and "Change" without ever checking into what we may be changing to.

When it comes to the general election, you're going to have a young, charismatic, energetic speaker across the stage from the crotchety old fart who looks like he should be yelling, "You damn kids get off my lawn." No contest. It doesn't really matter what the politics are, McCain is going to lose. And lose big.

At this point I am pretty much resigned to the fact that Barack Obama is going to be our next president. When he comes to power he is also going to increase the Democrat majority in the House and Senate.

The best I can hope for at this point is that he is a Jimmy Carter and leaves office after a single term.

Just remember folks, you read it here first.


Tuesday, February 12 

I Have Absolutely No Idea What To Say About This

Meet 90 Day Jane
I am going to kill myself in 90 days. What else should i say? This blog is not a cry for help or even to get attention. It's simply a public record of my last 90 days in existence. I'm not depressed and nothing extremely horrible has lead me to this decision. But, does it really have to? I mean, as an atheist I feel life has no greater purpose. My generation has had no great depression, no great war and our biggest obstacle is beating Halo 3. So, if I feel like saying "game over", why can't I? Anyway, I hope you enjoy my thoughts as the clock runs out. Also, if blogspot takes this down before i'm gone just go to Please don't attempt to "help" me. If you want to truly help, please send me ideas on how to do the deed. thx-Jane
This person has left me speechless, which is not an easy act. But now I can't help but read her blog for the next 90 days. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion and I find it impossible to look away.

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If The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend..

Than is the friend of my friend also my friend?

This image is from the unofficial headquarters of Obama's supporters in Houston. Check out the clip below and ask yourself this, what would happen if a Fox affiliate filmed any Republican candidate's headquarters and saw, say, a poster of Mussolini in the background and didn't bother to comment on it? Hell, we didn't even let the nut case Ron Paul get by with having neo Nazi supporters, so how does no one comment on Obama's supporters hanging up a Cuban flag emblazoned with Che Guevara on it, especially when it is larger than the picture of the candidate they support?

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Friday, February 8 

Apparently Denial Doesn't Change The Facts

An American woman living in Saudi Arabia was arrested for sitting in public with a man who is not her husband. The part that's funny about it? Just days before she was escorting Neil Bush around the city, and
"I was boasting about Riyadh, telling him it doesn't deserve its bad reputation," she said. "I told him I never experienced any harassment. I'd had no trouble as a woman. It was business as usual."
Then reality came knocking at her door.

There was a power outage at her office, so she and some male colleagues went to Starbucks to avail themselves of the internet access. She sat in the "family" section, which means it is the only section where women and men are allowed to sit together. what she forgot is that only men and women who are related are allowed to sit together.
She settled into a booth with a male colleague and opened her laptop. Moments later, she was arrested.

"Some men came up to us with very long beards and white dresses. They asked, 'Why are you here together?' I explained about the power being out in our office. They got very angry and told me what I was doing was a great sin," Yara recalled.

The men were from Saudi Arabia's Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a 10,000-strong police force charged with enforcing dress codes, sex segregation and the observance of prayer times.

Yara said they grabbed her mobile phone and pushed her into a taxi bound for Riyadh's main prison. There she was interrogated, strip-searched and forced to sign and fingerprint confessions of guilt.

Later, she was made to stand before a judge who condemned her behavior, telling her she would "burn in hell."

She said she spent hours in a filthy prison cell with dozens of other women who had been arrested by the religious police, before her husband used his political connections to secure her release.
So to recap, she sings the praises of Saudi Arabia until she makes the mistake of being a woman in public. Now she's taking medication to combat post-traumatic stress and is afraid to leave her "family compound".

Let that be a lesson, kiddies. You can stick your head in the sand about what is going on around you for only so long before someone realizes your ass is in the air and gives it a good, hard kick.

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Thursday, February 7 

I'm Left With No One

With Duncan Hunter and Fred dropping out, I was left with the choice of McCain or Romney. I chose Romney, but now I'm starting to realize that there is really no one to support on the Republican side. When I vote in November, it's going to be against either Hillary or Obama, not because I'm a supporter of whoever is on the opposite side of the ballot.

Romney has changed his position on a whole slew of issues in the last few years, from taxes to abortion, to gun control. I'm not fond of someone changing his position on that many issues, but since we was consistent on changing them all to more conservative positions, I could live with it. But now there's this.

In 2004 Romney told the Boston Globe that:
I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam.
And then in the January 30 debate at the Reagan library he said again,
One of the two great regrets I have in life is I didn’t serve in the military. I’d love to have.
This is a sentiment I can identify with. The older I get, the more I regret not having served in the military. Just about every male member of my family has served at one time or another, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War. So this plays well to me.

Until I read this from the May 2, 1994 Boston Herald,
I was not planning on signing up for the military. It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.
Now I'm just pissed off. To see a list of side-by-side Romney flip flops, check out this site.

By the time my state's primary comes around I won't have to vote, because McCain will have won. But come November I'm going to find myself in the dilemma of having to hold my nose and vote for a Republican I don't like but who at least matches up with some of my beliefs, or one of two Democrats that I know for sure don't believe anything I do.

So, anyone looking forward to 2012 yet?

Hat Tip to Black Five

Update Well, looks like that decision was made for me.



Reason TV

Drew Carey speaking about the War On The Middle Class.

This is exactly what I've been preaching for years, just not as eloquently. Watch it and then think about how your life compares to what you see on the television.

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Wednesday, February 6 

The Gipper

Today Ronald Reagan would have been 97. I think the candidates on both sides of the aisle could learn a thing or two from his words.
"And whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way. My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for young people — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will make the world a little better for your having been here. May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance, and never lose your natural, God-given optimism. And finally, my fellow Americans, may every dawn be a great new beginning for America and every evening bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill." —Ronald Reagan

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Sunday, February 3 

The Ant And The Grasshopper

I've seen several versions of this over the years, but I still chuckle every time I see it. Mostly because it is exactly how we think in America today.
OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,
building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays
the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!



The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his
house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays
the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering
grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a
table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper
is allowed to suffer so ?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody
cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where
the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Jesse
then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that
the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call
for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act
retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green
bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is
confiscated by the government.

Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a
defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of
federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent
welfare recipients.

The ant loses the case.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of
the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens
to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't
maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house,
now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once
peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2008

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