Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Ben Bernanke Explained


This is far too good to keep to one's self. It's a "Quantitative Easing for Dummies" video that hoists Bernanke on his own petard. Wouldn't we like to do that?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Racially Motivated Murder.Pure and Simple

I'll say it if no one else will. The murders of nine people by Omar Thornton was racially motivated.
According to Thornton's mother, he said in a phone conversation directly after the killings “He said, I killed the five racists that was there that was bothering me,’ ” and “'He said, The cops are going to come in so I am going to take care of myself.’ ”


After shooting his co-workers, Thornton hid as police moved in. He called his mother, who tried for 10 minutes to talk him out of killing himself, his uncle Will Holliday told reporters.


Relatives say Thornton, 34, finally cracked after suffering racial harassment in a company where he said he was singled out for being black in a predominantly white work force.
That appears to be not the case. Thornton was caught stealing. He didn't dispute the fact. He was caught on videotape stealing beer. After seeing the video of himself he did not dispute the claim. He signed the letter of resignation then stood up, went to the door, turned and started shooting.


According to other employees, Thornton was not singled out for harassment because he was black. According to the business owner there was no racial bias or discrimination of any kind at the distributorship.
Now comes the media, tut-tutting over how sensitive this issue will be.
I call bullshit. Chauncey DeVega at Alternet says we should 'handle this story with care'.


Nonsense. Thornton was a thief, he was black, he got caught red-handed, he decided to
"kill the five racists that was there that was bothering me." He packed two pistols in his lunchbox and made a lethal decision. It wasn't manslaughter. It wasn't accidental. It was premeditated murder committed by a black man who felt racially slighted. He knew there could be no possible redemption for his crime and took his own life.


It was a racially motivated crime. Pure and simple. Those of you who want to tap-dance around the glaring facts need to man up. Those of you who want to say "Nothing to see here, move along" need to stop giving black-on-white crime a pass. Those of you who want to shove this under the rug before the next news cycle should know: stories like this are no longer going to die quietly. In the light of recent racial tensions, this ugly, tragic story has legs. As it plays out, it can only get uglier.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cynicism Has Replaced Ennui as the National Mood.

While presumably born on this Earth, (if not certain just where on the planet), Barack Hussein Obama is at such a disconnect from the citizens of the U.S. that it appears he is in an orbit entirely his own. This is a paradox. Being in his own orbit, he can't be here. Yet he regularly shows up on golf courses and vacation spots on this continent. He can apparently bi-locate and assume the shape of a human being.

I point out the disconnect so severe that it defies belief. When approached by Governor Jindal (about the loss of jobs) concerning a drilling moratorium, The Won countered "Governor, they can all apply for unemployment."

This president hardly deserves the title. He's convinced he is the light of the world when in fact he's a Zippo lighter with no flint. His faltering, fumbling, halting, weak, incompetent, corrupt, callous, tone-deaf administration has driven public confidence in elected officials to a new low. Cynicism has replaced ennui as the national mood. Irony has become the norm and the gallows humor writes itself.

This administration has become it's own bumper sticker.

The crashing, cosmic stupidity of this administration had some of us thinking it was the result of a concerted deliberate effort to undermine the economy, the sovereignty and the foreign policy of this once-great nation. Now I'm convinced its just plain incompetence. A total lack of any experience outside of community organizing translates to an administration that leaves us shaking our heads and counting the days to November. 

I'm counting the days to January 20th, 2012.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Clark Kent, Kryptonite and the Liberal Press

Andrew Breitbart tweeted yesterday a warning for liberals to "get some rest. Tomorrow's going to be a long day".
Breitbart obviously had forewarning of the Daily Caller's release of more Journolist shenanigans.

When I was a kid, Clark Kent was a real reporter. He was brave and honest, but he had a secret: His alter ego. This alter ego fought for truth, justice and the American way. He could fly, he had x-ray vision, Lois Lane wanted his babies, and he was indestructible.

Or so he thought.

It turns out he had a fatal weakness: Kryptonite.

Flash forward to today's reporters. They also have a secret. A generous majority now fight for spin, social justice and liberal politics. They pretend to see into the mind of the public, they advocate killing babies and they're indestructible.

Or so they thought.

Now comes the Journolist revelations. Kryptonite for today's Clark Kent. It seems the perceived liberal bias of the mainstream media is very real. There was a concerted effort to squash stories unflattering to the left. There was a very real plot to slant the news to favor the Obama campaign and minimize the damaging stories from the Wright church.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/20/documents-show-media-plotting-to-kill-stories-about-rev-jeremiah-wright/3/#ixzz0uEZsscFf

There was another such effort to label as racist those who disagreed with the Obama narrative. To quote the Jonathan Strong article in the Daily Caller: [Spencer] Ackerman did allow there were some Republicans who weren’t racists. Ackerman: “We’ll know who doesn’t deserve this treatment — Ross Douthat, for instance — but the others need to get it.”

Sort of belies the term 'mainstream media' doesn't it? Sadly the press has not been mainstream for a very long time.

Kryptonite, indeed. I only hope this news goes 100% viral. I hope this scorches every monitor on every desk in the world. Every laptop, notebook and web-enabled phone should be smoldering with this story. Please pass along the story. Not necessarily my blog, but share the link, go to Daily Caller and read it. Then pass it along.

And the most delicious part?

Its not over.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The white guilt trip is over. Unpack your luggage, sit on the lanai with a highball and don't get up. It's not that I'm unmoved by the awful events of the past that defined racism in its modern terms.

I just didn't participate in those events.

So don't lay the guilt trip on me and don't play victim. When you play that dog-eared race card, you're in the wrong game. You're trying to draw to an inside straight while everyone else has moved on to blackjack.

The NAACP, by playing that marked card, has labeled everyone in the Tea Party movement as racist. The once-noble organization has fallen to the level of race-baiting, name-calling and baseless accusations. Worse still, that same organization appears to have ties to the New Black Panthers.

The more shrill they become, the more intense the spotlight on their activities and associations. Something like this video just released by Andrew Breitbart.


USDA official Shirley Sherrod
The very same people who would call me a 'redneck' would deny ever having had a plantation mentality. So what if my neck is so red it glows in the dark?

If people put as much energy in their personal ambition as they do promoting a slave mentality, there would be no need for affirmative action.

Like I said, I don't feel the need to wring my hands over how people treated each other before I was born. I never owned a plantation. I've never owned a slave (I'm not that old) and I wouldn't know what to do with one if I did. I didn't ship slaves, I didn't broker them, I didn't buy or sell them. The closest I've come to the bulk cotton business is cleaning the dust bunnies out from under the bed.

Don't try to force me on a guilt trip. That train already left the station. No, if you're looking for white guilt, you've come to the wrong party. Try a liberal and take along some kool-aid.

Cheers!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bloggers; The Desaparecidos of the Internet.

73,000 blogs were shut down by order of the government in a sweeping move of what is reportedly a copyright infringement case. So why the blogs that were not involved in the alleged movie or music piracy? That's painting all on the blogetery with a wide brush.

Many fear this is the opening salvo in a battle for control of the internet.

During the Nixon administration, radio stations carrying anti-Nixon shows suddenly had difficulty getting their FCC broadcast licenses renewed. Could this be a defense out of the Nixon playbook?

How many of the 'disappeared' blogs were critical of this administration? How many we aggregators in the vein of Matt Drudge? No, I don't smell a conspiracy in everything, but this has a stench to it and it ain't roses.

The over-reaching grab for power over the internet has been closing it's ugly fist for some time. The idiotic proposal to tax email and a national tax on internet sales were but a few of the clumsy attempts to regulate something ungovernable.

I think I was most surprised to find the president was mandated authority to shut down the internet "in the interest of national security" (where have we heard that before?). Now the NSA is monitoring the internet allegedly for cyber attack warnings much like the echelon system. The NSA does not have a mission inside the borders of the United States.

So far, no reason was given for the blogetery server shut down other than 'repeated abuse'. Apparently Word Press has been enjoined to a gag order.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Shouting the Unspeakable

Race war.

There. I want that to sink in.

I want you to think about it with all the power of your imagination. Imagine the rage. Imagine the pain and horror, blood, death and destruction.

Imagine the grief and heartache.

If it happens, the blame will lay squarely on the administration of Barack Hussein Obama.

This so-called administration has done nothing but fan the flames of racism by word and deed. Its as if they had some Machiavellian plan to encourage race hatred. Knowing full well the NAACP would condemn the Tea Party as racist, Michelle Obama addressed the gathering.



Her appearance is tacit approval of the declaration. The reaction was predictable.
The Tea party of Saint Louis declared the NAACP a racist organization actually beating the NAACP to the punch.



The revelations coming from the Department of Justice only widen the growing rift. The DOJ was ordered not to prosecute cases with black defendants and white plaintiffs. Now that same DOJ has enjoined the state of Arizona in a lawsuit condemning a state law (modeled on the federal law) for racial profiling. It failed to prosecute a slam-dunk case involving the black panthers and voter intimidation. It dropped the ball when it came to a clear-cut case of hate speech threatening to "kill some crackers and kill some cracker babies."



How to start a war? Threaten mama grizzlies' cubs.

Don't take the bait, ladies. I've been posting on a site that was founded in reaction to a threat to 'cracka babies'. The site is heavily populated with women who make clear in no uncertain terms their intentions should anyone come between them and their cubs. Ladies, please don't rise to the empty threats coming from street thugs who obviously need to compensate for some inadequacy. Their thug lives are so cheap it makes it easy to threaten others.

If I believed in conspiracy theories, I'd say this was a great opportunity for a false-flag operation. As convoluted as that sounds, it fits within the dictum "Never let a crisis go to waste."

How did we come to this?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The disconnect, the discontent, the distortion

There is a growing body of evidence of the disconnect between this administration and the voters. Mort Zuckermann just admitted to writing one of Obama's speeches. Now, Zuckermann states Obama is "barely treading water".

I see it as circling the drain.

It's as if the administration of so many 'smart people' have given up any chance of re-connecting with the voters on any level. Passing legislation to 'see what's in it' had us slack-jawed at the audacity of the house. Following that with lies about the legislation they passed and backpedaling from 'misstatements' just begs the unreality of liberal thought. Their narrative was and is based on the theory of the Big Lie.

Now, as the voters rise as a body to protest the antics of the Obamaniacs, the convenient but dog-eared race card comes out. Tea party participants are labeled as evil racists by the NAACP. Rather than taking a responsible stance to defuse that bomb, Michelle Obama attends an NAACP rally to encourage blacks to "greater intensity". The same Michelle Obama quoted as saying "I'll be damned if all this fabulosity is going to go to waste reading Dr. Seuss to snot-nosed kids all day." (January 23, 2009). The same Michelle Obama that said "Dessert is not a right". It may not be a right, but I'll be damned if I'll give up the privilege because I was scolded by some gal with an ass like a Ford Taurus.

Obama appointed Charles Bolden to head NASA . Bolden promptly told Al-Jazeera Nasa' prime mission was to enhance the Muslim image. After the immediate negative public response, the white house defended Bolden's statement. Now, it appears (according to WH spokesman Gibbs) he 'misspoke'. It harkens back to the Nixon white house when lies were "statements no longer operative".

We have sociopath in the oval office.

Numerous articles have surfaced concerned with Obama's mental health. Little wonder we scratch our heads at the stumbling, stammering speech when he is caught without a teleprompter. Laura Ingrahm in her new book (The Obama Diaries) quotes Obama saying "They actually bought it when I promised a more perfect union. Hey, I AM the more perfect union."

Perfect if you are a union thug, illegal immigrant or a black panther. The stance this administration has taken on these issues alone is exactly 180 degrees out from public opinion. This 'more perfect union' is like a flywheel spinning so fast as to approach its design limit. When it comes apart the result will be catastrophic, painful and permanent. The only thing exceptional about this great nation will be its precipitous fall from first rate to third world.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Moveable Feast

This administration is like a smorgasbord. I don't know where to start. Its a veritable buffet of gaffes, goofs and one-liners that make the last 18 months look like a gag reel from a sitcom. When I feel like weeping for my country, I just read the news. No, I don't laugh. I just fall in to a deep depression. Its like the study that found children aren't really amused by clowns, but in fact are frightened by them. The clowns in this administration have little entertainment value but they scare the hell out of me.
I guess its because I'm just a big kid.
Or are they really that frightening?
The short answer is yes.
I think its hilarious that Hamad Karzai prefers McChrystal over Obama. Now what does the president do? The disaster that is killing the Gulf of Mexico has been handled with the same sense of comic timing as a 1930's MGM musical.
Only no one is laughing.
The only people who show guts and initiative are local administrators. Hats off to Governor Bobby Jindal. Clown-in-chief Obama placed a moratorium on drilling and had it blocked by a judge. Then he doubled down on stupid with a second attempt to stop drilling ala Ken Salazar.
The supposed stimulus package only stimulated corruption on a scale that staggers the mind. An example comes from Florida's phantom 86th district .
$3.5 million on 6 jobs in a district that doesn't EXIST? Just where did that money go? That's only one example.
Now the clowns have enjoined Arizona in a suit against Arizona's Sb1070, a law modeled directly on federal law. Explain that one!
These frightening clowns have giggled their way through the last year an a half. They are reminiscent of the Carter administration, their feet on the white house furniture like so many punks partying while the adults are out.
The whole buffet table has started to stink to high heaven from the internal rot that is now becoming evident from the flies.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hit 'em where it hurts

Illegal aliens could teach the government of the United States a thing or two about living within a budget. They come here for low-paying jobs, live frugally and still manage to send money back to the folks in Mexico.

Can I just say we're missing a big chance to tax the Hell out of money transfers and money orders? It could be enacted on the state level. Levy a 20% duty on all wire transfers leaving the state. All money orders would require an ID. If the purchaser can't prove residence, the money order is subject to a 20% tariff.

Tough enforcement of immigration law will only serve to drive illegals out of border states to sanctuary cities. Those cities should be billed for each illegal caught and removed from within the city limits by the federal government. The same goes for businesses that hire illegals. Bill the businesses for the amount to deport the illegals in their employ, plus a hefty fine. Pay up or padlock your doors.

I think you can see where this is going.

The fastest way to stop an illegal activity is to make it unprofitable. Hit 'em in the wallet.

Hit 'em where it hurts.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We Needed This President

I'm going to pose an unpopular premise: we needed Barack Obama.

We needed an example of corruption to be held to the light. The very fact his Attorney general failed to prosecute the black panther case tells of his covert racism. Now NASA's mission includes pandering to the 'religion of peace'.

We needed an example of sycophants inflating an empty suit to national stature. His lack of experience is blatantly obvious, now even to the main stream media.

We needed to know how bloody awful socialism really is. Sixty percent of those polled now want Obamacare repealed. Can you keep your current health care plan? The president promised you could. Well, it turns out you can't after all. The administration scoffed at the idea of 'death panels'. Well, it turns out you may be 'evaluated' for the level of care you receive. Do you have a pre-existing condition? You may have the sympathies of the administration and little else.

We needed to see the destructive foot-dragging on all fronts that cry out for immediate action. We needed to see the failure to secure the border with Mexico. We needed to see the unbelievable bureaucratic mess that is the Gulf 'clean-up'. We needed to see our allies denigrated and our president bow to those who denigrate us. We needed to see our foreign policy eviscerated and left to die.

We needed to see just how badly the left has degenerated to elect this poor excuse for a man.
Now, the patriots of this country should record this mistake in detail. I pray they will teach this to every young person in every school that accepts federal funds.

I hope you will join me in a prayer for our Republic.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When to say "We can't afford you"

I look at the United Nations as a 30-year-old druggie living in his mom's basement. Never accomplishing anything, never moving faster than a glacier. An untidy heap of lost ambition and a sad excuse for existence. This adolescent is high on money he doesn't deserve and fed with funds we can no longer afford.
We shovel money into this loser and we get absolutely nothing, not even thanks. In fact, we've been berated for not giving enough!
Its time to throw the bum out.
I could rail all day at the deficiencies, the corruption and the foreign intelligence nested in that building, but the simplest reason to send it packing is a fiscal one.
We just can't afford it.
This from the "Better World Campaign" website "dedicated to a better UN/U.S. relationship":
"Currently, the U.S. is assessed 22% of the UN regular budget and 26% for UN peacekeeping appropriations. Due to Administration and Congressional underfunding of U.S. treaty-obligated payments to the UN, the U.S. now has $1.5 billion in permanent debt to the UN."

Excuse me? We OWE the UN a PERMANENT debt of $1,500,000,000.00??!!
What the Hell does that mean?
It means no matter how much funding the UN receives, these United States will be billed 1.5 billion dollars. Remember, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding 2009 Omnibus Funding for United Nations Peacekeeping:

“After nearly six months of operating on a Continuing Resolution allowing for flat-lined funding to keep government services functioning, I am deeply concerned with the final appropriation of $1.517 billion for United Nations peacekeeping activities. This figure will leave the U.S. a staggering $669 million short in meeting our assessed peacekeeping needs for FY 2009."

Peacekeeping? For our boy living in Mom's basement, that just means another bong hit of funds from our pockets.
No, son. We just can't afford you.
Here's bus fare to the shelter. Good luck.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Short Bus Stops In Milwaukee...

I'll begin with some begging.
I'm begging Ed Morrissey to get Milwaukee county supervisor Peggy West on his show. I just know the geography-challenged Ms West will provide high-order entertainment for us Ed heads.
And I just want to see another ignorant liberal get verbally savaged and publicly pounded. There are so many ignorant liberals it's hard to know where to start. The landscape is littered with leg-tinglers and Obots. It's what I used to call a target-rich environment.

Am I just being mean-spirited? In a word, yes.

What drives me to this kind of fury? Could it be the foot-dragging and stonewalling that has ruined the Gulf of Mexico? Could it be my adopted home state of 26 years is now just Indiana with palm trees? Because of bureaucratic bumbling so incredible it looks deliberate, I'm planning to move. I'll take what little acumen and financial support I can muster with me.
To Arizona.
I just won't ask Peggy West for directions.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Somebody Left The Irony On

The white house 'attack dog in a tutu' Rahm Emmanuel commented on Tony Hayward's yachting weekend "I think he got his life back,"and "I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR consulting".
Was Rahmbo aware his boss was golfing with his VP at the time? Instead of ballet, he should have studied comic opera. Instead of pirouette can we say 'pivot'? After all, Mark Steyn famously said Obama is "The Very Model Of A Modern Major Generalist" .
This administration has an incredible sense of comic timing. It's high-order burlesque. The fumbling and gaffes would have made the Keystone Kops proud. It would be laughable if the situation wasn't so tragic. Barely a notch above slapstick, this Vaudeville-on-the-Potomac has the world laughing uncontrollably.
That is, every one but us.

Friday, June 18, 2010

State Sovereignty and Sand

In a way, I'm glad AG Eric holder and the white house are so misguided as to fight Arizona in court. When Arizona wins, it will cement the idea of protecting our borders legally and forcefully. Exerting 10th amendment rights of the state will have gained traction and a win in court will be the sand under the wheels of enforcement. The reassertion of state's rights is at the core of this controversy, not immigration. State's rights extend to so much more and the federal government is frantic over the loss of control over the states. Frankly, I couldn't be happier. This is a bloodless civil war (so far).
As for sand, tell Eric Holder to go pound it up his ass.

The Gulf Held Hostage

The Obama administration only appears colossally inept. They know exactly what they're doing. The disastrous blowout of the Deep Horizon rig is a crisis they can't afford to waste. An opportunist president with an agenda will use this awful event to further his destruction of our economy. How? He will press for the fatally flawed cap-and-trade legislation that promises to raise energy prices to unsustainable levels. The result will be a strangled economy, choked to death by a cascade of price increases and job losses.
Why is he dragging his feet? Why has he apparently dug in his heels when it comes to Gulf clean-up?
Because it advances his agenda
.
Mark these words, only after a cap-and-trade is signed will the administration make any concerted effort to clean up the oil.
If then.

This is especially painful to me. Florida has been my adopted home for 26 years. Its where I love to scuba dive and photograph wildlife. Because of the inaction of this administration, that may all be gone.

This administration is holding the Gulf hostage by foot-dragging and petty micro-managing (such as the supposed lack of life jackets on the oil-removal barges).

Just don't accept any promises from this administration. Remember, this is a dangerously destructive sociopath in the oval office. He's a habitual liar and fraud.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

THIS AIN'T NO PARTY, THIS AIN'T NO DISCO...

What must be ultimately frustrating to the left is the fact that the Tea Party movement is just that. It is a movement and NOT a political party. The left has frantically searched for and in some cases tried to invent leaders of the so called 'tea party'. So far, the best they can do is bash the organizers of various tea party events. Ironic, since this is as close to community organizers as tea party activists get. That's fine with the tea party movement. The left can waste its time looking for the leaders of a leaderless movement.
Meanwhile, the movement will come to the very people who demonize it: Washington, D.C.
On Thursday, April 15th, Washington will get another look at the Tea Party movement. No doubt, Barack Hussein Obama will be out of town as he was during the last storming of D.C. This will be up close and personal. It will be surprising if these participants aren't armed with torches and pitchforks.
Remembering president Bush hung in effigy, it's surprising Barack Hussein Obama hasn't been given the same treatment. But then, that would be so raaaaacist. Actually, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Hussein Obama should be hung together (in effigy) so it could be called an 'equal opportunity lynching'. Will someone get to work on that? I suspect that will be seen at a Tea Party sometime soon. It would be worth it just to make Chris Matthews' head explode.