Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Romney Goes Two for Two

***Starting to look more and more like our nominee is going to be Mitt Romney. It's not over yet, but last night was really big for him. Michigan was pretty close, 4 points, but he coasted in Arizona. Well, I'll take whoever we end up with over Obama. Anyone.

***Ancient evidence of Jonah? This is fascinating.

The researchers behind a 2007 documentary detailing “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” have uncovered evidence in a first-century Israeli tomb of the Biblical figure of Jonah, who was famously swallowed whole by a whale in the Book of Jonah.
The prime evidence: an ossuary, a box or chest built to contain human remains. It was examined by a robotic arm and a "snake camera" in the modestly sized, carefully carved rock tomb typical of Jerusalem in the period from 20 BCE until 70 CE.
It has a four-line Greek inscription that refers to God “raising up” someone. A carved image found on an adjacent ossuary shows what appears to be a large fish with a human stick figure in its mouth -- interpreted by the excavation team to be an image evoking the biblical story of Jonah.


Last week Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that the "most fortunate Americans" should pay more in taxes for the "privilege of being an American." One can debate different ways of balancing the budget. But Mr. Geithner's argument highlights an unfortunate and very destructive instinct that seems to permeate the Obama administration about the respective roles of citizens and their government. His position has three problems: one philosophical, one empirical, and one logical.

This is an age-old view that our Founding Fathers rejected. First, they argued that the basic rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (i.e., economic liberty) were natural rights, endowed by our Creator, not by government. Second, the governing powers do not out-rank the citizens. Rather it is the citizens who grant government officials their "just powers." As Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, governments are instituted among men based on their consent in order to secure the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The notion that a governing authority grants privileges to those it governs directly contradicts Jefferson's declaration.

Read the whole thing, it's a good one.

***                                    YOU WANT A PIECE O' ME? BRING IT ON!!!




***Well, I'm sure this will shock you: Audit shows government wasting "Tens of Billions" each year. Say it ain't so.

***Here is more information about the shooting at a high school in Ohio. Three students have now died. What a tragedy.

***Hey, here's another big shock: Global Warming Alarmists Resort to Hoax. The whole thing is a hoax, people.

We are remiss in not having written about the Peter Gleick scandal. Gleick is a founder of the liberal Pacific Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is an expert on water resources, not climate. Like many left-wingers in irrelevant fields of study, he has irrationally strong feelings about global warming. So, as Gleick has now admitted, he obtained documents from the Heartland Institute under false pretenses–that is, by lying–and published them in hopes of discrediting the Institute.

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***From Neal Boortz:

On the one hand, it is racist for Newt Gingrich to call Barack Obama a food stamp president.  On the other hand, Jesse Jackson, the Sloganmaster, says “it’s an honor to be a food stamp president.”  Seriously!  Here’s the quote from race-pimp Jesse Jackson:
“Say, it’s an honor to be a food stamp president. Food stamps feed the hungry. Food stamps save the children. Food stamps help the farmer. Food stamps help the truck driver. Food stamps help the warehouse. Food stamps help the store. Food stamps hire people and feed people. Food stamps save people from starvation and malnutrition,” says Jackson. “Whenever you attack feeding the hungry, you undermine the moral authority of our faith. Give President Barack Obama a big hand. Show your love. Show your appreciation.”
When you think about this it makes perfect sense.  Democrat power is built on dependency.  As more people become dependent on government Democrats grow stronger; as more people become self-reliant Democrats grow weaker.  Wouldn’t that make you proud to be a Democrat?

***Jeremy Lin and his unusual Tiger mom.

School, church and hours and hours of basketball?
That’s not the usual order of things in most Asian and Asian-American households, but Shirley Lin (mother of NBA rookie phenom Jeremy Lin) isn’t a typical Tiger mother. She was even criticized by her peers for allowing her boys to spend so much time honing their skills on the court…but she knew they loved the game, so she loved it alongside them. Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times about the parents of Jeremy Lin and the great love and encouragement they gave their boys – swimming upstream in countless ways to provide them opportunities to achieve.

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A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.
She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"
The stock boy replied, "No, ma'am, they are dead."
 
 
Five Things Every Great Leader Has in Common
 
1. Great leaders care deeply about a group of people.
2. Great leaders are deeply passionate about justice.
3. Great leaders confront fear and take risks.
4. Great leaders don't need a title.
5. Great leaders recognize their dependence on others.
 
Read the whole article for details. It's worth the time.
 
***A Pi Cake. Get it??
 
 


***Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First One

***I saw my first "Obama 2012" bumper sticker yesterday. I wanted to pull that car over, rap the dude on the forehead, and say, "What the heck are you thinking??!!!"

***Great way to thank our troops: Sand Soldiers of America.

***One student killed, four injured as student opens fire in Ohio high school. Prayers for the students' families. How awful.

Right on cue, a lefty blames the 2nd Amendment.

Jerk.

***I'd love to visit the Biltmore Estate. My sister has been there and said it's really something to see. Not sure I'd want to live in something that big, I just want to see it.



***Health care law hurting Obama in swing states. Good. I hope it hurts him REAL bad. I want to beat him in November, sure, but I really would love to see him embarrassed, landslided, to send a message to liberals.

***The poison preachers are back.

In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Farrakhan spent much of his oration decrying what he cast as Satan’s influence over racist forces in politics and society before asking a pointed rhetorical question: “Do you think they’re wicked enough to be plotting our brother’s assassination as we speak?”

(Er, never mind that the most recent murder-minded plotter headed toward the Capitol was a Moroccan Muslim jihadist.)

And if it happens, do you think the media will look back on this speech and rail about civility? Of course not.

Watch the MSM look the other way at Farrakhan’s usual, anti-Semitic tripe. Oh, and when Obama’s friends invoke Satan? Ho-hum:

Farrakhan drew a distinction between noble Jews and followers of “the synagogue of Satan,” and he pointed to a recent incident in which the publisher of a Jewish magazine suggested Israeli security forces could help preserve Israel by killing Obama. He attacked Israeli policies, while also directing criticism at perceived Jewish influence in the U.S.
“Jewish people were not the origin of Hollywood, but they took it over,” he said, blaming the entertainment industry for degrading the country’s morality.

These people call themselves ministers, but they're only ministers of evil. They make me sick.

***The Democrat gas hypocrisy. This is so obvious. Too bad the media can't be bothered with it.

RUSH: Michael Janofsky at the New York Times, April 24th, 2006, about six years ago: "Democrats Eager to Exploit Anger Over Gas Prices." This is back in 2006. The Democrats were running for office in the midterm elections trying to talk us into a recession. This is after they had failed at trying to talk us into failure in Iraq. "Democrats running for Congress are moving quickly to use the most recent surge in oil and gasoline prices to bash Republicans over energy policy, and more broadly, the direction of the country. With oil prices hitting a high this week and prices at the pump topping $3 a gallon in many places..." We're now over $5 in California. In 2006, with "prices at the pump topping $3 a gallon in many places Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic Senate candidate in Minnesota, is making the issue the centerpiece of her campaign. Ms. Klobuchar says it 'is one of the first things people bring up' at her campaign stops. To varying degrees, Democrats around the country are following a similar script that touches on economic anxiety and populist resentment against oil companies."

Yep!

It's the oil companies, not politics, that are the problem now. Quite a turnaround, and quite typical of the lying Democrats.

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***This is great. The Obama campaign released an absurdly false fundraising letter with outright lies regarding the Koch Brothers. Take the time to read their response. This is how Republicans have to respond to crap like this - not just ignore it and hope it goes away. We have to fight back, and this is how to do it.

***Like polar bears? Webcam set up to track polar bear cub's development. Cute little fella.

***Matt Kinseth wins Daytona 500. In case you're interested. I've never heard of the guy, myself.

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"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. "
~ Helen Keller

***Have a great day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nobel Nonsense


***Need any more proof that the Nobel Peace Prize is worthless? Here are three of this year's nominees:

Bill Clinton, Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning, the European Union.

Where to start?

***Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama. See? The Constitution just gets in his way. They have to try to find a way around it.

President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals.

Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress.

“There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].”

Shout this from the rooftops, Republicans. This is outrageous.

***Craziest bacon products. When we went to Columbus Friday we went to a Chocoholics store. Johnny got a bacon chocolate bar. I love bacon, I love chocolate...but NOT together! Ew.

Bacon bits, chocolate-covered bacon, bacon cupcakes, bacon pasta, bacon doughnuts, bacon ice cream, bacon frosting — there’s no limit to the ways people use and abuse bacon. Even the famous bacon explosion recipe (two pounds of bacon woven through and around two pounds of sausage and slathered in barbecue sauce), which got a write-up in The New York Times, doesn’t seem to have put an end to the heights (or depths) that folks will go to when exploiting, er, using bacon. And that’s why there’s no end to bacon products being sold out there — many, absolutely ridiculous.

Read the whole thing, there are lots of links to some pretty wild ideas.

***I hope you're sitting down...: Obama Plays Race Card.

Imagine if Ron Paul announced a national campaign called ‘Whites for Ron Paul’ – he’d be vilified as a racist. And yet Barack Obama has done the equivalent of precisely that with his launch of ‘African Americans for Obama’.

Yes, I know it's shocking...

***                                               Ummmm...



***Another reason I avoid Google: "Is Google Targeting Rick Santorum?"

Type the word "Santorum" in Google and you won't find his campaign website or other positive, useful information about him in the first, second or even third entries.

In fact, almost every entry on the all-important first page of "Santorum" results -- the one most users see -- is laden with nasty, sometimes vulgar attacks.

I use Dogpile.


***Check out this sidewalk drawing:


Amazing.

***Bush: Comfortable with 64. Boy, I miss him. He had his faults, to be sure, but he's an honest man who loves his country. Quite a contrast with what we have in office now.


The telephone rings and an answering machine answers...

"Welcome to the psychiatric hotline."
If you are obsessive compulsive, please press one repeatedly.
If you are co-dependant, please ask someone to press 2.
If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5, and 6.
If you are paranoid/delusional, we know wh
o you are, what you want, just stay on the line so that we can trace your call.
If you are a schizophrenic, listen carefully, and a little voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are manic depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press...no one will answer anyways.
 
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***"Courageous" takes top honors at Christian film festival. I still haven't seen this, but I really need to make it a point. I've heard it's really good, and finding good movies nowadays is hard.


My dad tells the story of watching a special on public television 30 years ago which took a look at where life on planet Earth came from. After a couple of hours of working backwards using Darwinian evolution as the basis for understanding where we came from, the scientist came down to the most basic form of life -- the cell. The cell is pretty much universally agreed to be the basic structural and functional unit of all known living organisms. It is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing, and is often called the building block of life.

Even if you bought into the theory of evolution presented in the PBS show, there was still one major problem with how the program ended: it failed to say where that one living cell came from. And a fundamental law of science is that you cannot get life from non-life.

*** An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. ~~ John Buchan

***Have a great day!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Night and Day

***The difference in how our liberal media covers conservatives and liberals is as different as night and day; there is now very little objective media left in this country. Journalists are meant to report the news without slant either way, as much as possible. That is no longer the case. Most of them are no more than liberal hacks. Read this story about the difference - remember the joke Foster Friess made about a girl holding an aspirin between her knees as birth control? The left was shocked, SHOCKED! Compare that to the coverage of Democratic governor Bev Purdue opining that elections for Congress be suspended for two years. She was obviously not joking, but the media gave her the benefit of the doubt and covered for her because they knew how outrageous and unconstitutional her comment was. It's as clear as night and day. The reason they hate Fox News is because it is at least much closer to objective than anything else out there. They cannot afford to let the truth be known, so they attack. And...of course, the liberal lemmings believe everything they say without question. Go ahead, next time you hear someone attack Fox News, make them give you an example.

***This is absolutely NUTS: Dad arrested over daughter's gun drawing.

Police arrested a Kitchener, Ont., father outside his daughter's school because the four-year-old drew a picture of him holding a gun.
Jessie Sansone told the Record newspaper that he was in shock when he was arrested Wednesday and taken to a police station for questioning over the drawing. He was also strip-searched.
"This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school," he said.
Officials told the newspaper the move was necessary to ensure there were no guns accessible by children in the family's home. They also said comments by Sansone's daughter, Neaveh, that the man holding the gun in the picture was her dad and "he uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters," was concerning.
Police also searched Sansone's home while he was in custody. His wife and three children were taken to the police station, and the children were interviewed by Family and Children's Services.
Sansone's wife, Stephanie Squires, told the newspaper no one told them why her husband had been arrested.
"He had absolutely no idea what this was even about. I just kept telling them, 'You're making a mistake.'"
Several hours later, Sansone was released without charges.

This happened in Canada. This guy should sue the pants off the police department, the city, and anyone else involved. This kind of stuff can't be tolerated.

***Hope &  Change: $5.00 gas hits L.A.

***                                  I WARNED YOU NOT TO FART AGAIN...



***War veterans plan 4,163 mile bike ride.

Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos, veterans of the Iraq War, have been consumed by that feeling for months now. They’re proud of their military service and proud of their fellow veterans — but they’re also alarmed by the jump in suicides among U.S. veterans and service members during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They’re so concerned, in fact, that they plan to embark Sunday on a cross-continental bicycle ride to call attention to it. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that a veteran dies by suicide every 80 minutes. That’s an annual death toll of about 6,500 — more than all the U.S. military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan since those conflicts began. “We need more support for our nation’s veterans,” said Staat, 35, a U.S. Marine veteran and retired NFL player who lives in Bakersfield, Calif. “They deserve our gratitude, and they should get the help they need.”




More power to ya, guys.

***Best quote on the internet?

“The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it’s difficult to discern whether or not they are genuine.” ~~ Abraham Lincoln

***National Pray for Marriage Day

 
Brother Lawrence, a lay minister at a Carmelite Paris monastery in the mid 1600s, frequently extolled the power and benefits of prayer.brotherlawrence.jpg

“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful,” he wrote, “than that of a continual conversation with God.”

I agree with Brother Lawrence. Prayer is the answer to the challenges of our day. Of course we are to be people of action, but first we must be people of prayer.

This coming Sunday, February 26th, has been designated as the National Pray for Marriage Day by our friends at the Alliance Defense Fund

***Aren't you excited about the Oscars tonight? That was sarcasm, folks. I couldn't possibly care less. What Hollywood puts out any more is almost painful, with a decent film thrown in here and there. 

Consider this year’s nine nominees for best picture, expanded from five several years ago by the bean counters in the business: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse. They’re allowed up to ten, but apparently couldn’t find a tenth.

Now consider the best picture nominees for 1939: Gone With the Wind, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights, Dark Victory, Love Affair, Ninotchka, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Of Mice and Men, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Wizard of Oz.

I rest my case.

***Why is Obama in bed with the Muslim brotherhood?


Dr. Essam Abdallah, an Egyptian liberal intellectual, in an article published last October in the leading liberal pan-Arab journal Elaph, refers to certain reports coming out of Washington:
These reports reveal the depth of the below-the-surface coordination between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Libya and Jordan. This bloc of regimes and organizations is now becoming the greatest Islamist radical lobby ever to penetrate and infiltrate the White House, Congress, the State Department and the main decision making centers of the US government. All of this is happening at a time when the US government is going through its most strategically dangerous period in modern times because of its need to confront the Iranian Mullahs regime, which is expanding in the Middle East, as well as penetrating the United States, via powerful and influential allies.

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"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."
~ Nora Roberts  
***Have a great day!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Obama Apologizing Again

***This time, to Afghanistan. What a bumbling buffoon we have in the White House.

We have officially lost our minds.
The New York Times reports that President Obama has sent a formal letter of apology to Afghanistan’s ingrate president, Hamid Karzai, for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The only upside of the apology is that it appears (based on the Times account) to be couched as coming personally from our blindly Islamophilic president — “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. . . . I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies.” It is not couched as an apology from the American people, whose frame of mind will be outrage, not contrition, as the facts become more widely known.
The facts are that the Korans were seized at a jail because jihadists imprisoned there were using them not for prayer but to communicate incendiary messages. The soldiers dispatched to burn refuse from the jail were not the officials who had seized the books, had no idea they were burning Korans, and tried desperately to retrieve the books when the situation was brought to their attention.

Did he make it clear that our soldiers were not acting out of malice or taunting the prisoners? No. Did he even defend them? No. Honestly, I hope every one of the Republican candidates makes sure the American people know about this. The media certainly won't.

Here is what they think of us...anybody ever apologize for this?

As our great Iraqi ally Ayatollah Ali Sistani teaches, touching a kafir (“one who does not believe in Allah and His Oneness”) is to be avoided, because Islamic scripture categorizes infidels as equivalent to “urine, feces, semen, dead bodies, blood, dogs, pigs, alcoholic liquors,” and “the sweat of an animal who persistently eats filth.” That is what influential clerics — not al-Qaeda but revered scholars of Islamic law — inculcate in rank-and-file Muslims.

GEEZ.

***More Geithner wisdom:


   

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, speaking this morning on CNBC:
"That’s the kind of balance you need," said Geithner. "Why is that the case? Because if you don't try to generate more revenues through tax reform, if you don't ask, you know, the most fortunate Americans to bear a slightly larger burden of the privilege of being an American, then you have to -- the only way to achieve fiscal sustainability is through unacceptably deep cuts in benefits for middle class seniors, or unacceptably deep cuts in national security."

Unless, as Glenn Reynolds says, you're an illegal alien. Then it's not a privilege to be an American, it's a RIGHT. (And you'd better vote Democrat, too)

***Bigoted and hateful rhetoric from a New York Times columnist. Oh, what a shock. Now we're "right wing lice." This from the same man who likes to preach about civility in public discourse.

***Amazing underwater pictures:









***Welfare drug tests gain momentum. Good. It's a great idea. We know who will oppose it. Liberals, of course. Those people have a RIGHT to use our money to buy their drugs, dontcha know?

***I hadn't heard about this. Apparently, soon there will be a "do not track" button on web browsers. Sounds like a good idea to me.

***Puppy powered robot snake?

***Best and worst appetizer choices. In case you're interested.

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***Dumb comment of the day:

For some reason, Michelle Fields of the Daily Caller sought the views of the NASCAR driver and Sports Illustrated swimwear model about “the Obama administration’s dictate that religious employers provide health-care plans that cover contraceptives.” Miss Patrick, a practicing Catholic, gave the perfect citizen’s response for the Age of Obama:

“I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans.”

Yes, they have quite a good record so far, don't they?

***Yet another political hack hiding behind the claim of comedy:

Faux news host Stephen Colbert isn't the only comedian with a super PAC connection. Political satirist Bill Maher got into the act Thursday night, pledging $1 million to a political committee supporting President Barack Obama.

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 ***"People who  refuse to take a  stand wind up  appeasing evil,  feeding it, even  voting for it,
and finally,  dying from it."   -- Rick Gaber

***Have a great day!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Is That All You Got?

***Ever notice when you're in an argument with a liberal, they will never address the factual data you present? I've noticed this on forums, in person, and on Facebook. Most recently I was in a discussion with global warming believers. When I presented the evidence from NASA and other sources that the earth was in fact NOT warming, they completely ignored it. It was as if I had never presented it. Their argument? Hey, it's warmer than usual today! Then, of course, as is the habit of most liberals who have nothing to back up their claims, the childish namecalling began, which is when I exited the conversation. It's silly to waste time arguing with those who refuse to even acknowledge that someone else may have a valid opinion that differs from theirs. Liberals are very tolerant, as long as you're agreeing with them. If you don't, they become either vicious or regress into "Tea Partiers are retards" mode.

***"Lunch-In" protest in Washington, D.C. I like it!

***Another colossal example of hypocrisy: Here's video of Debbier Wasserman-Schultz, dingbat chair of the DNC, railing against high gas prices during George W. Bush's tenure in office. Heard anything about this from her lately? (rhetorical)

***You get what you pay for:

Our society chooses to pay for bastards and wonders why the number of bastards increases. Our society refuses to support poor families with married fathers in residence, and wonders why the number of single mothers increases. Our society pays for single motherhood, and wonders why we get it. Our society gives stipends to unemployed and/or homeless males, and wonders why we get more and more of them.

SO true.

***Mind reading helmets?


Big brother may not be watching you in the future. He may just be reading your thoughts.
A team at the University of California’s San Diego campus has been working on a project to miniaturize EEG brain scanners, allowing them to monitor a pilot’s mental state and confirm he’s concentrating on flying, rather than daydreaming.
They’re starting by fitting those scanners into a fighter pilot’s helmet, thanks a miniaturization breakthrough form Taiwanese chipmakers.
The helmet based monitoring system would also signal if a pilot is reaching processing overload; pilots today must contend with increasingly complex weapons systems while processing huge volumes of information.

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***How to find more time in your day. Who couldn't use THAT? This is aimed more at home business owners, but a lot of it applies to everyone!

***Kindergartners forced to chant Pro-Obama poem. This is beyond outrageous, I'm glad the parents are protesting. Imagine if this were a Pro-any Republican chant. Do not read this if you have just eaten. You will lose it.



Geeezzz....

***America's per capita debt worse than Greece.





***Michelle Obama raps the rich - at swanky fundraiser. Honestly, these people...

First lady Michelle Obama has joined her husband's bandwagon to hit the rich and spread the wealth, questioning how well-off families can feel good if others are struggling.
To about 300 supporters wealthy enough to pay $300-$10,000 to attend the mid-day event, the first lady said, "If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied with our own families' good fortune."
She also rapped the rich, as has her husband. "Who do we want to be?" Obama asked. "Will we be a country where success is limited to the few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off."

I'm gonna barf...

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***To change one's life:  Start immediately.  Do it flamboyantly.  No exceptions.  ~William James

***Have a great day!
 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Double Time

***Well, if I could type in double time I'd be doing it today! We're going to see Emily & Peter tomorrow, so I have to get absolutely everything done today no matter what. Other than taking Mom on her Meals on Wheels route, I will be glued to this chair. No wonder I can't get the rest of this weight off..!!

***Obama's legacy: Mountains of Debt.

Maybe you have to be Greece before most people get seriously concerned about sovereign debt. Of all the good reasons to evict Barack Obama from the presidency in November, the most fundamental is that he is spending our country into financial ruin. I don’t think most Americans understand how much federal spending and debt have risen during the Obama administration (and even before it, when Democrats took control of Congress in 2007) and are projected to rise in the future under Obama’s budget proposal. These two charts, from the Senate Budget Committee, tell the story in a very simple way. This one shows the federal debt per household from 2000 through 2022; the numbers are actual to the present and thereafter represent the projections in Obama’s FY 2013 budget. Those projections are taken at face value, rosy assumptions and all. Still, the picture is staggering:



This is what our Republican candidates should be focusing on. And our liberal "friends?" Stop worrying about Santorum's sweater vests and the global warming hoax. There are much more pressing issues. I understand, though, why the Left is trying to steer the national conversation to contraception and getting kids to exercise. They certainly don't want people noticing the awful state of our economy and our laughable (if it wasn't so scary) foreign policy. There is so much to beat Obama with, Republicans. Be bold and SAY IT!

***


***Chris Christie: "Buffett should write a check and shut up." Amen.

***The three constitutional principles that make the Tea Party tick.

***Would these men be elected president today? I doubt it.

Washington:

May the same wonder-working Deity, who long since delivering the Hebrews from their Egyptian Oppressors planted them in the promised land—whose providential agency has lately been conspicuous in establishing these United States as an independent nation—still continue to water them with the dews of Heaven and to make the inhabitants of every denomination participate in the temporal and spiritual blessings of that people whose God is Jehovah.

Lincoln:

"When everyone seemed panic-stricken, I went to my room, and got down on my knees before Almighty God and prayed. Soon a sweet comfort crept into my soul that God Almighty had taken the whole business into His own hands..." 

The Left would be running scared, screaming about a theocracy...

***Sounds like Newt did very well in the debate last night...Santorum, not so much.

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***HBO's "Game Change" a hit on Sarah Palin. Boy, there's a surprise...

Current and former aides to Sarah Palin lashed out Wednesday at HBO's "Game Change," describing the upcoming film's depictions of her on the 2008 campaign trail as "sick" and inaccurate.

You really didn't expect a factual depiction of a conservative from Hollywood, did you?

***This is beyond tacky: National Enquirer runs picture of Whitney Houston in her casket on their cover. Come on, guys.

***
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Oil prices jumped to well over $100 a barrel, and analysts say it's due to tension in the Middle East. So, luckily, it's just a temporary thing.

Italian police seized $6 trillion worth of fake, worthless U.S. bonds. Let that be a lesson. If you want to try and sell worthless financial instruments, you'd better be Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. That's the only way you're going to get away with it.


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Sorry...couldn't resist...


***Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Absolutely Bat Crazy!!

***Honestly, this kind of thing is ridiculous. A man was arrested in New Hampshire for firing his gun INTO THE GROUND to stop a burglar. What the heck...??

A New Hampshire man who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar he caught crawling out of a neighbor's window is now facing a felony charge -- and the same potential prison sentence as the man he stopped.
Dennis Fleming, 61, of Farmington, was arrested for reckless conduct after the Saturday incident at his 19th century farmhouse. The single grandfather had returned home to find that his home had been burglarized and spotted Joseph Hebert, 27, climbing out of a window at a neighbor's home. Fleming said he yelled "Freeze!" before firing his gun into the ground, then held Hebert at gunpoint until police arrived.
"I didn't think I could handle this guy physically, so I fired into the ground," Fleming told FoxNews.com. "He stopped. He knew I was serious. I was angry … and I was worried that this guy was going to come after me."
No one was injured in the incident, but when the police arrived, they made two arrests. Hebert was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. Fleming, meanwhile, is scheduled to be arraigned March 20 on a charge of reckless conduct, which could potentially land him a sentence similar to the one Hebert faces.

How nuts is that??


"It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, 'Watch this. I need a witness.' And then I ducked under the table and did it," Cross said. "It wasn't like I got high. The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup."
Cross, who admits to experimenting with a wide range of drugs, including crack cocaine, said his goal at the 2009 event was not to get high.
"It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president," he said. "I'm not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it."

What a buffoon.


RUSH: I mentioned moments ago on this program that Barack Obama had made a statement that sets the bar so low for what he thinks is middle-class success, happiness, and achievement in this country.  I've got the actual sound bite.  I want you to listen to this.  This is Barack Obama, January 25th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at Conveyor Engineering & Manufacturing company.  Just a brief portion of what he said.

OBAMA:  If you're willing to put in the work, the idea is that you should be able to raise a family and own a home, not go bankrupt because you got sick, 'cause you've got some health insurance that helps you deal with those difficult times; that you can send your kids to college; that you can put some money away for retirement.  That's all most people want.  Folks don't have unrealistic ambitions.  They do believe that, if they work hard, they should be able to achieve that small measure of an American dream.

Oh, isn't he wonderful? The above is all you need, people. Do not aspire for greatness. Do not have big dreams. As long as you don't starve or go bankrupt, you're living the Obama American Dream! Geez, we gotta get rid of this guy...

***                                        American Ingenuity



***Oh.My.Gosh. Hillary, honey, maybe you should just go for a buzz cut...



***Barack Obama: Greatest Gun Salesman in the U.S.?

It seems fair to say that any American citizen who cherishes the Second Amendment cannot – and should not – reelect Barack Obama later this year. Since entering public life, as his record demonstrates, the president has repeatedly and unequivocally supported controversial legislation as a way to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. In his most recent book, for example, then-Senator Obama even asserted that keeping guns out of inner cities was a moral responsibility. Paradoxically, however, his efforts to undermine the Second Amendment and impose more stringent gun control laws are prompting U.S. citizens everywhere to purchase firearms. And according to Ammo.net, American firearms sales and concealed handgun permit applications this year have reached an all-time high since 2008.

Well, you know what they say about every cloud having a silver lining.

***Forgot to blog about this when I found it - my Deficit Spending Awareness pin! Back in the 90s Rush was making fun of all the different colored "Awareness" pins celebrities were wearing to make their fans think they cared. Pink for breast cancer, green for the environment, stuff like that. Rush came up with the "Deficit Spending Awareness" pin to show our awareness that the government was spending money we didn't have. Boy, does that ever apply today! Here's mine:



It's made out of a $1 bill - I think we should all make them and wear them!

***Minnesota fight regarding voter ID. It's common sense to make sure the person voting is who they say they are - but that makes it harder for the Democrats to cheat, so they always oppose ID laws. However, when they lose they'll always pretend that they were cheated! These people are despicable.

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*** "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." ~~ Albert Einstein

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

They Can't Help Themselves!

***More Climategate drama - more lies from the Left about climate change. This is one of the biggest hoaxes in history.

***Confessions of a car salesman.

***Remember this the next time Obama is whining about us "paying our fair share." Yeah, he thinks you're rich if you make $100,000 a year, and he and the Democrats are gonna soak you...even if you make less than that.

As Americans sit down to file their federal tax returns, a simple question comes to mind -- what's a "fair share" to give the federal government in taxes?
For half the working population, fair means paying almost no income taxes at all.
"The top 10 percent income earners pay about 70 percent of federal income taxes," says Will McBride of the Tax Foundation. "The bottom 50 percent of tax filers have, they pay almost no federal income tax. They pay about 3 percent of federal income taxes."

Democrats don't want you to know this. They love to talk about "loopholes" and how the rich get out of paying taxes. First of all, "loopholes" are not illegal. They are simply ways people find to hold on to more of their OWN MONEY. Why people think that's such a crime is a mystery to me. Well, no it's not. It's planned by people like Obama to create class warfare, they WANT the middle and lower class earners to be jealous of business owners and the like. They WANT that friction, so they'll look noble when they steal their money. What's worse? They've even set it up so those who pay no taxes still get a refund!! How on earth do you get a refund on something you didn't spend in the first place? Ah, the genius of the liberal. 

But for many of the people who pay no taxes, the government also allows tax credits, which end up providing refunds.
"Close to a hundred billion in checks sent out by the IRS (go) to folks who have no tax liability," McBride said. "So the IRS is becoming a spending agency."
Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute, put it this way: "Half of the people who don’t pay anything in federal income taxes -- about half of them pay less than zero."
But Brooks says the system is tilted even more toward those in the middle class and below because they also get services from the federal government. As a result the per capita value of government spending exceeds what those individuals pay in federal taxes.
"Right now about 70 percent of Americans take more out of the tax system than they put into it, according to the Tax Foundation," Brooks said."That's something that should really alarm a lot of Americans."

That's the Democrats' version of "fairness." 

***Only in America can you make money for trampling others' rights, as this "atheist teen" did when she (and her ACLU herders) fought to have a prayer banner taken down at her school. Poor thing, it was traumatizing her.

***Miley Cyrus buys $127,000 car. Hey, it's her money. Too bad she had to make herself all slutty, though. I fear she's going in the same direction as Lindsay Lohan. 

***Glaring double standards. Remember the media's hammering of George W. Bush over high gas prices? Sure you do. What are you hearing now? Obama's is getting a total pass. No surprise there, really, but it has to be pointed out.

***Obama is driving us crazy. How are people coping with so much unemployment? By filing for disability.

Standing too many months on the unemployment line is driving Americans crazy — literally — and it’s costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.
With their unemployment-insurance checks running out, some of the country’s long-term jobless are scrambling to fill the gap by filing claims for mental illness and other disabilities with Social Security — a surge that hobbles taxpayers and making the employment rate look healthier than it should as these people drop out of the job statistics. …
As of January, the federal government was mailing out disability checks to more than 10.5 million individuals, including 2 million to spouses and children of disabled workers, at a cost of record $200 billion a year, recent research from JPMorgan Chase shows.

More and more like Britain and Greece...and we see how that's working out.

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***Michelle Obama on vacation *again*. Guess who's paying for this?

Just over a month ago, Michelle Obama was relaxing in Hawaii during a 17-day vacation. Hawaii came just four months after a long stay in swanky Martha's Vineyard and now, Michelle Obama is vacationing in Aspen, Colorado.
First lady Michelle Obama’s weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President’s Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office.

Oh, remember the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth whenever Dubya took some time off? He certainly was a piker compared to this president and his family.

***You Know You're Drinking Too Much Coffee When...

 You answer the door before people knock.

You just completed another sweater and you don't know how to knit.

You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without using the timer.

You're the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse and you don't even work there.

You can type sixty words per minute ... with your feet.

You don't sweat, you percolate.

You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in.

Starbucks owns the mortgage on your house.

When someone says. "How are you?", you say, "Good to the last drop."

You help your dog chase its tail.

***Who cares if he's shredding the Constitution?   Certainly not the Senate Majority Leader. Thank you, Nevada.

***Iran warships enter Mediterranean sea. Hello? Obama?

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"A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. "
~ Mike Jones 
 
***Have a great day!
 

Monday, February 20, 2012

As Time Goes By...

***No, I'm not reminiscing about Humphrey Bogart. This is a great, if disturbing, post by Victor Davis Hansen over at National Review Online.

It is hard to remember a more tense time in the last 20 years. Tiny Israel may be poised to preempt the nuclear capabilities of Iran (an Iran that itself once attempted, unsuccessfully, to take out the Iraqi reactor at Osirak before Israel finished the job), whose terrorist appendages and missiles have the ability to do it a great deal of damage in return. How such a war would escalate or end, no one knows. There is no sense of a global effort to stop Iran’s proliferation, given that China and Russia seem to enjoy the irritation that Iran causes the West. I think U.S. policy amounts to a sort of shrug (we publicly discourage the Israelis, privately sorta hope they do, and publicly will sorta condemn them if they do). Whatever is happening in Afghanistan and Iraq, no one seems to know, or — despite our tens of thousands of troops in combat — even seem to care, given that the administration seems irked more than engaged.

Read the whole thing, it's short.

***Ronald Reagan voted "Best President" in Harris Poll. Amen to that. The worst? In my opinion, it's a tie between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.

President Ronald Reagan confronted challenges as daunting as those the nation faces today, and met them so successfully that he’s now considered the best president in modern times.
In a recently released Harris poll asking respondents who they consider the “best president since World War II,” Ronald Reagan is cited by 25 percent, well ahead of Franklin Roosevelt at 19 percent and John Kennedy at 15 percent.

Wish we had a man like him in office right now.

***Brooklyn house trashed by Occupiers. Oh, there's a surprise.

***From Instapundit:

SARAH HOYT: Dispatches From Different Wars. “Over the last few days it’s been impossible for me to log on to the Face Book without being assaulted by postings on the ‘Republicans War On Women’ from my female Face Book Friends most of whom are educated and many of whom work in a profession that, at least in broad theory, requires them to have the capacity for original or individual thought. . . . But no one is discussing banning contraceptives or even abortion. The contraceptive issue was introduced in a Republican debate by George ‘Supine’ Stephanopoulos as a means of painting Republicans as being against contraceptives. . . . What kind of enormous, unyielding, painful daddy issues have you got to have to think that Uncle Sam has to force a CHURCH to pay for your contraception?”

Democrats are worried, so they’re playing the Republicans Will Steal Your Ladyparts!!!! card. And the knees are jerking as hoped. Women, you’re being played. Again.

Please don't call George Stephanopolous a journalist. He's a Democrat tool.

***Dead Sea Scrolls get new life. This is fascinating.



***Brown leading Warren in Massachusetts. I'm not a big fan of Scott Brown, but he certainly is better than far lefty Elizabeth Warren.

***                                        Apparently the stork's getting lazy...



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And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth's green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils...
Joy is there Everywhere.


"Joy," by Rabindranath Tagore
Indian Poet


***Today is President's Day. 

Americans in 1787 knew they could count on the “moderation and virtue” of this one man enough to entrust him with this brand new and undefined office.  Washington knew his decisions and actions would be crucial to whether the office—and the Constitution—would succeed for the ages.  “Few who are not philosophical spectators,” he wrote, “can realize the difficult and delicate part which a man in my situation has to act. . .  In our progress toward political happiness my station is new; and, if I may use the expression, I walk on untrodden ground.  There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.”


Don't forget the banks and Post Offices are closed today.




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***Obama's deep disrespect for Congress and the rest of us.


The Obama Administration's FY2013 federal budget is inherently dishonest and is a reelection scheme that masquerades as a budget.  Take a close look, and you will see that the Obama Administration’s approach has veered far away from mere incompetence and political expediency.
President Obama, it would seem, has crossed into new territory and his Administration, unhappy with the constitutional constraints on Executive authority to direct spending, is now openly violating the Constitution. 

***An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. ~~ Sir Winston Churchill

***Have a great day!