Friday, December 16, 2011

Start your day out Right

The Camp of the Saints
Sen. John Kerry reporting for duty-with the Muslim Brotherhood

Thomas Friedman call home, Part II

Debtor's prisons are back

Criminal charges?  Damn Skippy!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Today in "Give me a break"

I lived in California at the time that Dan White killed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.  When White came with the "twinkie defense" I thought it was the damnedest thing I'd ever heard.  I was wrong.

Sandusky Attorney: Maybe He Was “Teaching Kids How To Shower”
“Some of these kids don’t have basic hygiene skills,” attorney Karl Rominger said. “Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body.”

Give me a break.  Turns out that Rominger's statement was so dumb that even he didn't believe it:

“Some commentators have argued that I am saying that Mr. Sandusky showered with youths and touched them inappropriately for the purpose of teaching them how to shower,” Rominger said. “That is not what I said.”

“First, there’s no evidence of inappropriate touching in a shower, except for discredited statements from the grand jury presentment,” he said. “Further, Jerry has maintained his innocence and denies any sexual touching or inappropriate touching in the shower.”

“Therefore, I would like to clarify that I am not suggesting that this is what happened in this case, but was answering questions about possible motivations an individual might have for an adult to shower with a juvenile,” he said.
Somebody should remind Rominger that like his client he has the right to remain silent.

Well good grief

Smitty posts on a world gone mad via Volokh:

If you buy a card that allows you unlimited access to a city subway system, and you then sell swipes from your card to let others access the subway system on your card, are you guilty of theft? No, says the New York Court of Appeals in People v. Hightower (Dec. 11), because you legitimately own the access that you are selling:
Well good grief!  By that logic food stamp recipients are free to go out and use their tax payer funded cards for frappuccinos and lobster tails at will.  Heck, why even use the thing for food?  You own it, trade it for drugs and a hooker.  People on welfare deserve a nice night out, too. 

Is it any wonder that the producers in this country are sick to the gills of non-producers?  I've got a news flash for you-I don't schlub my happy ass off to work every day just to support people who have learned how to game the system on my dime.

The Left portrays "the poor"  as if their a band of hapless little Oliver Twists begging "Please sir, I want more."  In reality they're often demanding more and giving less and less while those of us who aren't being subsidized are being told to "eat our peas". 

What we need is a middle class revolution.

Start the day out Right

The Other McCain
Thomas Friedman call home

The Conservative Commune
Dishonorable intensions

Paco Enterprises
Thomas Friedman gets it wrong-again

Doug Ross
Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez:  Birds of a feather

She may be a Perry fan

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

That’s Lord Obama the Modest to you, Bubba

Don Surber seems to think that Obama is a touch arrogant.  Funny, isn’t that also what Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) was just saying? Actually, if you google “Obama arrogant” you get 13,700,000 results (“Obama arrogant bastard” gets 1,120,000 results-I thought that would be much higher).  A Surber commentor, Tim McCoy, suggested a fitting theme song for our humble leader:

Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
when you’re perfect in every way.
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better loking each day.
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
but I’m doing the best that I can.
I used to have a girlfriend
but she just couldn’t compete
with all of these love starved women
who keep clamoring at my feet.
Well I prob’ly could find me another
but I guess they’re all in awe of me.
Who cares, I never get lonesome
cause I treasure my own company.
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
when you’re perfect in every way,
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better looking each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
but I’m doing the best that I can.
I guess you could say I’m a loner,
a cowboy outlaw tough and proud.
I could have lots of friends if I want to
but then I wouldn’t stand out from the crowd.
Some folks say that I’m egotistical.
Hell, I don’t even know what that means.
I guess it has something to do with the way that I
fill out my skin tight blue jeans.
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
when you’re perfect in every way,
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better looking each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
but I’m doing the best that I can.
We’re doing the best that we can
I don't know, I see Obama as more of a Tom Petty "It's good to be King" kinda guy:

It's good to be king, if just for a while
To be there in velvet, yeah, to give 'em a smile
It's good to get high, and never come down
It's good to be king of your own little town

Yeah, the world would swing if I were king
It is hard to know how to properly honor a man such as Obama but Paco has a suggestion.  In any case, it is clear that we are not worthy.

A little love

Many thanks to those who have helped me get this little rant up and going.  Special thanks to Paco, Doug Ross, Donald Douglas and Pundette for the links, advice and encouragement.  A little bird told me that the Conservative blogosphere is comprised of angels and I am certainly finding out that it is true.

Taking crazy to all new levels

Down here in Florida we already know that Tim Tebow is the cat's meow but did you know that he is also a menace of epic proportions? From an editorial at The Jewish Week:

If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.
After that Tebow will bring plagues, pestilence and forty days and nights of non-stop rain.

Seriously, when did Christians become so scary?  It isn't like we go around beheading people for depicting the Virgin Mary smeared with dung or dunking a crucifix in piss.  At worst, some Christians annoy by knocking on doors at dinnertime or early on Saturday mornings (I really, really hate that).  Otherwise we mainly live our lives like "normal" people.

Paranoia is never a pretty thing but fretting that Tebow winning the Super Bowl will result in mosques being burnt down is crazy ugly.  My advice to the editors at The Jewish Week: up the dosage.  Oh, and God bless.

When people talk about "moral imperative" run (and hold on to you wallet)

Is that Eric Holder a peach or what?  Heck, forget about the Supreme Court, if you want a law enforced you better hope that Holder is on your side.  From Donald Douglas at American Power (check out the video at the link):

Eric Holder is the worst of the worst AGs. The dude should be out on his can over Fast and Furious, and he's long epitomized the administration's culture of corruption. Now he's arguing that to look the other way amid blatant voter fraud is a "moral imperative." Right. Give me a break, you crook.
Holder has set his sights on voter ID laws.  Did you know that it is racist to require identification to vote?  But then, what isn't racist these days? 

A state issued picture ID is required for almost everything these days.  Open a bank account, show ID.  Don't want a bank account?  Amscot requires identification to cash a SSI check.  Applying for SSI?  Show identification.  I don't have any stats to back this up but I'm pretty sure I've never heard anyone claim that they felt "disenfranchised" because they had to produce an ID to apply for public benefits.  Further more, if "poor" people can afford cellphones, expensive kicks and televisions why can't they scrape up five bucks for an ID card?

The issue isn't voter suppression, it is voter fraud.  Dems gleefully register Donald Duck to vote and then cry "foul" (fowl?) when their dirty tricks are pointed out.  Tough.  Holder's job is to uphold the law not use his position to front for ACORN.  Holder needs to bounce

Start the day out Right

The Other McCain
Double-dog dare indeed!

Don Surber
Quit enforcing the law and arrests naturally go down

Legal Insurrection
Do "establishment Conservatives" really hate Newt more than they love their country?

Doug Ross
Love the picture!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

The quote of the day comes from Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.)writing at The Hill:

Many on the Democratic side wish Hillary Clinton, Gov. Jerry Brown (Calif.), Gov. Martin O’Malley (Md.) or Gov. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) were running instead, but the president still has time to learn a thing or two from these skilled politicians. I’ll still take Professor Obama over the “goat rodeo clowns” the Republican field offers, but I fear the overall student body — American voters — will give him a failing grade next November if he doesn’t improve his performance.
Yeah, the "goat rodeo clowns" thing was snotty but consider the source and all that.  The interesting points are that a) Dems wish that they had a nominee other than Obama b) Obama has a lot to learn and c) Obama is likely to get a failing grade-i.e., lose. If it is true that Dems yearn for Jerry Brown they are for more desperate than I imagined.

Cardoza also said this of Obama:

Early in his administration, President/Professor Obama repeatedly referred to “teaching moments.” He would admonish staff, members of Congress and the public, in speeches and in private, about what they could learn from him. Rather than the ideological or corrupt “I’m above the law” attitudes of some past administrations, President Obama projected an arrogant “I’m right, you’re wrong” demeanor that alienated many potential allies. Furthermore, the president concentrated power within the White House, leaving Cabinet members with no other option but to dutifully carry out policies with which they had limited input in crafting and might very well disagree. From my experience, this was especially true in the environmental, resources, housing and employment areas. Not by coincidence, these areas have also been responsible for much of the president’s harshest critiques.
"Rather than the ideological or corrupt “I’m above the law” attitudes of some past administrations,..."  That's rich coming from the team that gave us Solyndra but then Dems aren't exactly known for self-awareness.  Luckily Dems live in an irony free world, otherwise the disconnect between words and their deeds would  crush them like a cockroach beneath a stiletto.  Bottom line, Cardoza is calling Obama a "smartypants".  Who knew?

Dems are going into self-preservation mode.  This would be an excellent time for Republicans to stop eating their own and start taking advantage of the Dems obvious vulnerabilities.  I look forward to seeing Cardoza's words again-on a campaign commercial.

Monday, December 12, 2011

What could possibly go wrong

So this is the Administration's idea of border control:

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence.
This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade.
Apparently there will be customs agents-they will just be "about a hundred miles away".  Think of it as border control by the honor system.  And we all know that Mexican drug gangs and terrorists are all about the honor. 

Obama's poll numbers are dropping like a cheap hooker with a twenty dollar john.  What better way to beef up the numbers than pandering to the open borders crowd.  After all, thanks to ACORN Daffy Duck is registered to vote-why not bring in the Frito Bandito and let him join the party.

Truth in Humor

That debonair caveman known as Troglopundit has his This week in Automotivators up.  My favorite:

A little bit misleading, a little bit pandering: Just another Obama campaign speech

Of course it was actually a campaign speech but judge for yourself.  Here's a little excerpt, gleefully cribbed from Pundette:

Factories where people thought they would retire suddenly picked up and went overseas, where the workers were cheaper. Steel mills that needed 1,000 employees are now able to do the same work with 100, so that layoffs were too often permanent, not just a temporary part of the business cycle. These changes didn’t just affect blue-collar workers. If you were a bank teller or a phone operator or a travel agent, you saw many in your profession replaced by ATMs or the internet. Today, even higher-skilled jobs like accountants and middle management can be outsourced to countries like China and India. And if you’re someone whose job can be done cheaper by a computer or someone in another country, you don’t have a lot of leverage with your employer when it comes to asking for better wages and benefits – especially since fewer Americans today are part of a union.
Gee, why do factories suddenly pick up and flee to China?   It wouldn't have anything to do with our ridiculously high corporate tax rates or an EPA that is running amok or a National Labor Relations Board that believes that it should be able to dictate to private businesses would it?  And how many times is Obama going to repeat the lie that bank tellers are being replaced by ATMs?  Even die hard Lefties know that isn't true.  Maybe if more bank tellers were unionized those mean old ATMs would quit snatching their jobs away.   Right.

Obama may talk about job creation but his record is one supporting the impediments to job creation:  high taxation, rampant regulation and job killing unionization.  One need look no further than the Administration's decision on the Keystone pipeline to see the disconnect between Obama's rhetoric and reality.  "Shovel ready" don't cut the mustard unless the unions and the environuts say so.

In any case it certainly sounded like a campaign speech.  It could be summed up as "I know everything has really, really sucked since I took over but it isn't my fault and if you give me four more years I'll work on what I was supposed to be working on the first four years even though I won't really have any incentive to do that cause I don't really give a shit."  Sprinkle in a healthy dose of "ums" and you can almost hear Obama saying those exact words.

Start your day out right

The Other McCain
It's never too early to start your kid on sex change hormones

Doug Ross
Newt Gingrich is right about "Palestine"

Gavin McInnes
Make your own damn sandwich

Paco Enterprises
He puffed moodily on a Virginia Slims cigarette... Heh.

Ace of Spades
Facts are so yesterday

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

Discussing the rumors that the archbishop of Canterbury is going to resign Don Surber offered this:

Give it a few years and the archbishop will be replaced by the Ayatollah of Canterbury and the play will be re-titled Murder in the Mosque.
I'm not sure it is going to take a few years.

Debate Madness

I skipped out on last night's debate.  Trans Siberian Orchestra was in town and they were fantastic!  From the sound of it, the debate was a the embodiment of "same thing, different day".  Consider:

I honestly don’t see any point in trying to sugar-coat this: why are we letting the enemy moderate our debates? If the big networks aren’t willing to hire any non-liberal-Democrats full-time, they should at least have access to some who are willing to moderate GOP debates on a contract basis.
Most of the questions Stephanopoulos and Sawyer came up with tonight were clearly designed to do one of two things:

1) Throw out more heat than light, and set the candidates to squabbling over non-issues, while making sure there is as much bad blood on the stage as possible; and

2) Put each potential candidate in a position such that he/she had to either throw out red meat to the base (which can be used in attack ads next year in the general election, to turn independents against whoever the candidate is), or stand there holding their dicks/boobies looking stupid.

I am not opposed to the debates.  We need to know both where the candidates stand and how they will handle themselves in a race against Obama.  The Republican nominee must be able to deal with a partisan Main Stream Media that will pull all the stops to get Obama re-elected.  That doesn't mean that the candidates should allow themselves to be used as punching bags.  In 2008 John McCain refused to punch back.  He may have believed that he was taking "the high road"  but the country ended up with a Marxist as president.  Newt is doing well with the Tea Party because he is viewed as a fighter and somebody who will not only punch back but punch back twice as hard.

Read Joy's review of the debate.