Day by Day

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Smokin'

Firing up the grill as we speak.  Gonna put a brisket on to smoke for about eight hours or so.  Pecan wood for flavor.  I'll let you know how to went.

Yeowch

The people who watch the media fumble for ways to make their Marxist Messiah look good are pointing out the sheer hypocrisy of the gatekeepers:

Beyond the virulent case of amnesia that’s spread through newsrooms throughout America, there’s also the cognitive dissonance of defending a president who wants to have his hand in every facet of the economy in mid 20th century Soviet
John Kenneth Galbraith-style, and yet must now be described by the MSM as concurrently too weak to do anything about the same economy he desires complete control over.

But in my lifetime, the media has always had a double standard for how they treat Republicans vs. Democrats.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Adding to the post below

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. -- Patrick Henry

The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people. -- William O. Douglas

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. -- Abraham Lincoln

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. -- Learned Hand

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Just remember - quoting any of the people above will make you a possible terrorist in the eyes of the Obama administration.

From Drumwaster's Comment:

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. -- Charles A. Beard

 Yep.  The "progressive" side of my family thinks that I'm a lunatic, simply because I object to being taxed even more to spend on an ever increasing government.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Sweet!

The government says I'm a terrorist!

The report takes its definitions from a 2011 study entitled Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism, produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, in which the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists.
- Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;
- Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;
- People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);
- Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;
- Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;
- People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

I can't think of anything better, on this 4th of July, Independence Day, to have the current group of Communist cock-goblins call me a terrorist.  Because if the Dictator-wanna-be Marxists think I'm a terrorist, then that means that I'm doing things right.

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The 4th







Stay safe, hug your families, eat some hot-dogs, and have a great 4th of July.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Forest fires

Saw a post about "Incinerating America" on Instapundit:

From DDT, to nuclear power, to fossil-fuel development, to genetically improved crops, the green movement has used the pretext of nonexistent or grossly exaggerated environmental hazards to block enterprises that would be of enormous benefit to people. However, when faced with a real and catastrophic threat to the wild they have taken the other side — precisely because allowing the necessary protective measures would not constrain human liberty, but expand it, in however limited a way, and this would undermine the central purpose of the “environmentalist” exercise.

To those seeking environmental pretexts for enhanced control over society, all changes to nature effected by humans, no matter how beneficial, must be portrayed as criminal. Thus global warming and carbon dioxide emissions are denounced, despite the fact that they lengthen the growing season, increase rainfall, and accelerate plant growth. Thus no actions may be taken to save the forests.

By the light of a burning wildness the truth may be perceived. The purpose of the green prosecution is not to protect nature, but to put shackles on humankind.

Which reminded me of this post by Rivrdog:

There is no better example of the destructive nature of radical environmentalism than these fires. The "lock it up and keep everyone out" policy of the radical enviro-whackos has done three things that specifically prohibit fighting these fires on the ground, where all fires must eventually be controlled.
First, a healthy forest has immature trees thinned down to the proper ratio of trees per acreage, and that is easy enough to do. Second, a healthy forest has forest roads cut into it, but the enviro-whackos are anti-road, and where they have sway, the roads are not kept up if there were any, and never built if there weren't any. Sometimes, roads are deliberately removed under these damaging policies. Third, dangerous insect infestations in the trees are combated in a healthy forest, because bugs like bark beetles kill trees, and make perfect tinder to keep a fire going.

Under present policy, the forests that are set aside as "Wilderness" are nothing more than forest conflagrations waiting to happen. When these conflagrations happen, the first impulse of the Government is to not fight them. "Let it burn, it's more natural that way" has become the enviro-whacko cry heard with the start of every fire.

One issue is ALWAYS lied about by the enviros. They say that using the forests as timber supply is "raping" the forests, but the reverse is true: designating wilderness is raping the forests, because they are then doomed to death by fire.

Which made me remember one of the first big essays that I ever wrote:

So what's the point of all of this?  We can no longer allow the eco-movement to continue dictating how our forests are used.  We are creating a mess of our national forests, and simply moving the logging out of country.  We need sane forest management, not extremist policy.  We need to take back the land that environmentalists want to place out of reach.  Until we make our voices heard, our forests will continue going to waste.

And I just wondered:  What is it going to take to get our forests out of the hands of the eco-freaks and Marxist lunatics who are in control of environmental policy?  Because this has been going on a long time, and we're reaping the fruits of the hard-Left's policies right now.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Shitstorm

Made my opinion on Obamacare and the SCOTUS decision known on Facebook.

The shitstorm from the liberal wing of my family has been rather impressive.  I may just get disowned before all is said and done.