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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Democrats Line Up To Change Senate Succession Law With Sen. Edward Kennedy's death, Democrats in both Massachusetts and Washington are eager to change Massachusetts law to permit the state's governor to select an interim replacement before a special election to permanently fill his seat. Bloomberg News reports, "Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick could temporarily replace the late" Sen. Ted Kennedy "as early as the fourth week in September under a timetable being considered by Democratic members of the Legislature, a key committee chairman said today."
The Washington Post reports, "Senior Democrats in Washington and Massachusetts have thrown their support behind a proposal to appoint a temporary replacement to fill" Kennedy's seat. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "publicly endorsed the plan." The move "would put Kennedy's immediate successor in place by the time Reid hopes to hold a Senate vote on health-care legislation."
On ABC World News, George Stephanopoulos said, "There is a chance this could pass by late September, and one of the names being mentioned as this possible temporary senator is the former governor and presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis."
A 10-year-old homeschool girl described as "well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level" has been told by a New Hampshire court official to attend a school because she was too "vigorous" in defense of her Christian faith.
The decision from Marital Master Michael Garner reasoned that the girl's "vigorous defense of her religious beliefs to [her]suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view."
"This used to be America," argued a protester outside a health-care town hall meeting in Reston, Va., after a police officer threatened him with arrest for holding up a sign with a picture critical of Barack Obama.
So I'm gonna be busy today. Instead of a rant, you get a picture.
After I PCS'ed from Ft. Buchanan, I spent some time at the parent's house, and Dad and I went sailing on Coeur d'Alene Lake. That's Mica Point in the background.
As always, you can use my photos, just tell people where ya got 'em.
We have a little less than one month and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America .
On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this
eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at
home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
Friday, August 28, 2009
So the Obama DoJ covers up more crimes for their Criminal in Chief. Doncha just lurve it? The MOST. CORRUPT. ADMINISTRATION. EVAH.
What the hell did people expect when they voted for a Chicago politician?
Hat tip to Ace of Spades HQ.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
It is terribly upsetting and disconcerting, and I wish I didn't think it and I wish I didn't have to say it. But there's no way to sugarcoat it. This is not politics as usual. This is not left versus right. This is not Republican versus Democrat. This is statism, totalitarianism versus freedom. And if these people are allowed to go where they want to go unchecked, then some people, a lot of people – I don't think half the country, but close – will wake up one day and find, "My God, what the hell happened?" Because this is not what they voted for. They had no intention of this. They thought they were getting something entirely different and it is a responsibility that we all have being honest and earnest to inform people of what these possibilities are because they are very real.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Color me unsurprised.
Sen. Russ Feingold, D-WI, called on President Obama to announce a timetable for withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. “This is a strategy that is not likely to succeed,” Sen. Feingold said about the troop buildup in Afghanistan.There must be some secret ritual when you join the
I would die of shame before I ever became that much of a gutless fucking pussy. Hey Senator, why not just hand Afghanistan right back over to Osama bin Ladin and say "Sorry bout all this, here's your country back"?
Gah. Some people aren't worth the air they breathe.
Now, I've been raised to not speak ill of the dead, so I'm going to just bite my tongue here. But I wonder how long it'll be before the first cry of "DO IT FOR TEDDY!" is raised as the cause celebre to push government health care on this country?
I'm betting it'll take less than a day.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The other blog post I want to highlight is from Mr. Porretto at Eternity Road, and it's quite instructive:
My grammar school years: 1958 through 1964. Annual tuition at St. Catharine's grammar school: $96 per student-year. School tax on my family's house, market value $19,000: $200 per year.
In those days, a fair number of persons could afford to pay both the school taxes and St. Catharine's tuition. They grumbled about it, of course, but it was an overwhelmingly Catholic neighborhood, and few families would permit their kids to attend the "public" grammar school if they could do anything at all to avoid it. Of course, the local school board assured concerned residents that it was doing everything it could to hold down taxes, but...well, neighbors, you know how things are.
Time passed. The school tax on a home in Rockland County, NY accelerated sharply, just as it has virtually everywhere else in the United States. Fewer and fewer of those hundreds of Catholic families found that they could afford both the property taxes and St. Catharine's tuition. That was especially so for those with three or more children. Eventually, St. Catharine's, itself beset by sharply rising costs, under the pressure of greatly reduced enrollments, had to increase its tuition markedly. That, of course, further accelerated the decline in enrollments.
In 1963, when I entered eighth grade there, there were 44 students in that class. The 2007 eighth-grade class had only 20, and the first-grade class had only 9. The school closed permanently at the end of June, 2008.
The government doesn't have to shut down private insurance companies. All they have to do is make sure you don't have the money to purchase insurance from those companies. "Oh well, we need to raise your taxes. What, you don't want to stop those poor people from getting healthcare do you? You heartless bastard!" I'm willing to bet that most people wouldn't have to be hit by the taxman too hard before you couldn't afford to write that check to the insurance company every month.
The power to tax is the power to punish, and the power to control. If you can't pay your insurance bill, then the insurance companies fold. It's that simple. And you get moved under single-payer, government-controlled Obamacare. Congratulations, citizen! You are now ward of most excellent and hospitable government-run hospital, the best in world! You are young, we pay to fix you! You are old? Ah well, is for good of the state, comrade!
Don't let them get one. fucking. inch. You'll regret it for the rest of your life. Which will be dramatically shortened once you get into a government run "health care" facility.
And I've also seen some of the laziest, most worthless pieces of shit that god has ever put on this green earth, who sunk their teeth into Uncle Sugar's tit and will not let go until they die and you pry their jaws open.
Unfortunately as time goes on, I see more of the latter than the former.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Now back to our normal scheduled blogging
Fathima Rifqa Bary, 17, an honor student and cheerleader, was raised in a Muslim family in Columbus, Ohio. She became a Christian four years ago as a result of her interactions with children at school.
In this article it is called an "anti-Muslim bias".
Thanks for posting about the CPSIA. Garage Sale police aren’t the only insane parts of this law… I make and sell small stuffed teething giraffes for babies (or anyone else cutting a tooth). My giraffes are made from 100% cotton fabric, stuffing made from a synthetic fiber made from corn, and thread. That’s it. Nothing toxic about that, right? Well, according to the law, I have to lead test each batch of giraffes I make. I make them in batches of 10-12 because I’m a small time producer (and I get bored easily). That’s about $300-500 per batch. BUT I also have to test them for a plastic additive called Phthalates because the item is intended to go in a baby’s mouth. Never mind the fact that there is nothing plastic in any of the materials I use to make my giraffes. That’s about $800-1200 per batch. Now you’re talking a pretty expensive teething toy.
This craptastic law, passed by a criminally stupid Congress, is actually going to start attacking small businesses and garage sales.
The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that’s been recalled by its manufacturer. …
The crackdown affects sellers ranging from major thrift-store operators such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army to everyday Americans cleaning out their attics for yard sales, church bazaars or — increasingly — digital hawking on eBay, Craigslist and other Web sites.
Secondhand sellers now must keep abreast of recalls for thousands of products, some of them stretching back more than a decade, to stay within the bounds of the law.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this vile intrusion into our lives is reason enough to impeach each and every worthless piece of crap who voted for it. End of story. At this point every law that is being written must be assumed to put even MORE control of our daily lives into the hands of the ever-more expanding government. Every bill passed must be assumed to put more of our daily lives under the purview of a group of people who are so greedy, so corrupt, so incompetent, and so stupid that they cannot be trusted with anything sharper than children's scissors.
Now let’s just take a minute and think about our elected officials, be they democrat, rino, or pretty much anyone other than Ron Paul, who has his own set of problems anyway. Some senators can’t manage to drive across a bridge without killing someone. Others think their staff sent them an internet. Bluntly put, congressmen and senators are too busy diddling page boys, evading their taxes, drowning their workers, going out with mistresses, explaining that barrel shrouds are shoulder things that go up, and generally demonstrating as frequently as possible that between all 535 of them you could find more intelligence and general competence (in ANY field other than getting elected) in a lightly stunned ground squirrel.Oh by the way, have you seen THIS?
Remember when President Bush mentioned privatizing Social Security, and all the
WASHINGTON – Millions of older people face shrinking next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise.
It's like we're living in bizarro world, watching these idiots destroy our country while we watch. And thanks to the brain-dead fucktards who keep voting for the jackasses, there's nothing the sane adults can do about it. We are watching the mentally retarded children controlling this country straight into hell, and the one thought going through my mind right now is "Well, maybe if we shoot enough of them........"
Oh, is that a little too harsh for your taste? Did some of my readers just recoil a little bit and say "Dave, that's over the line!"?
I asked, "Well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.
And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.
And when I say "eliminate," I mean "kill."
Twenty-five million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.Don't think for one second that Obama and his terrorist buddies wouldn't throw your capitalist ass into a "re-education center" if they had the power to do so. They want to do so. They've expressed their desire to do so. And I am just plain DONE being nice to anti-American fuckheads like that. Let's call them what they are, and treat them as such - mortal enemies of this country and the freedoms that we enjoy.
Blah. I need to go to the range again, and soon.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Now I've got a trailer full of applewood, and I need to find a place to stack it. But oooooooo, the ribs are gonna be TASTY, baby!