December 26, 2010

Big Sis Is Watching

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the use of full-body scanners and invasive pat-downs at airports around the country will not change for the "foreseeable future".

She also dismissed a news report about major airports failing secret tests designed to get guns and knives past security screeners.

And then:


The High LowLights:
An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.

The pilot has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.

Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff's deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm.

At the same time as the federal marshals took the pilot's gun, a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.

A follow-up letter from the sheriff's department said the CCW permit would be reevaluated following the outcome of the federal investigation.

A letter from the TSA dated Dec. 6 informed the pilot that "an administrative review into your deputation status as a Federal Flight Deck Officer has been initiated."

The pilot's attorney said he believed the federal government sent six people to the house to send a message.

"And the message was you've angered us by telling the truth and by showing America that there are major security problems despite the fact that we've spent billions of dollars allegedly to improve airline safety," Werno said.
 Yes, Change has come to America. 




  H/T:  Weasel Zippers

December 20, 2010

Six Fallen Heroes

A suicide bomb attack killed six American soldiers in Afghanistan on December 12th.

The Soldiers were all Infantrymen assigned to Company B., 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and were based at Fort Campbell, KY

The six killed were:

Cpl. Sean M. Collins, 25, Ewa Beach, HI

Collins’ awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Support Medal; Army Service Medal and the NATO Medal.

Cpl. Willie A. McLawhorn Jr., 23, of Conway, N.C.

McLawhorn’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Expert Infantry Badge; Parachutists Badge; and Air Assault Badge.



Spc. Patrick D. Deans, 22, Orlando FL

Deans’ awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Medal; and Overseas Service Ribbon.

Spc. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21,San Diego, CA

Necochea’s awards and decorations include: the National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Army Service Medal.

Spc. Derek T. Simonetta, 21,Redwood City CA

Simonetta’s awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Army Service Ribbon.

Spc. Jorge E. Villacis, 24, of Sunrise, FL

Villacis’ awards and decorations include: Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; and  Combat Infantry Badge.


Requietum en Pacem, Soldiers


This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
  - Elmer Davis

December 13, 2010

December 11, 2010

Fallen Hero: Brandon Coates

Brandon Coates served his country as a U.S. Marine, completing two tours of duty in Iraq before joining the Orange County Sheriff's Department four years ago.

Brandon, age 27, fell in the line of duty on December 8th.


Requiescat in Pace


This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
  - Elmer Davis

December 07, 2010

The 69th Anniversary of the "Day of Infamy"

Just in case your social progressive educator (aka teacher) skipped the lesson on this date in American History:

Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial



Pearl Harbor is a large U.S. Naval installation located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. On Sunday, December 7th, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed here. This precipitated The United States’ entry into WW II.

Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo hoped to catch the entire US fleet in port, but the aircraft carriers and one of the battleships were not there.

When the attack was over: 2,403 killed
                        (over 1,000 from the USS Arizona, alone) including 68 civilians

Of the 8 Battleships in port, 5 were Sunk:
USS Arizona: Total loss when a bomb hit her magazine; 1,144 lost
USS Oklahoma: Total loss when she capsized and sank; 429 lost
USS California: Sunk at her berth
USS West Virginia: sunk at her berth
USS Utah: sunk
USS Pennsylvania: light damage
USS Maryland: light damage
USS Tennessee: light damage
USS Nevada: beached to prevent sinking


 

 The U.S.S. Arizona, then


   The U.S.S. Arizona , Now


The U.S.S. Arizona's 'Tears'

November 25, 2010

November 23, 2010

Change and Hope and Reality

Remember when Velma Hart told Barack Hussein Obama that she was:
"Quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the man for change I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now."
 "And quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer honestly," she said, "Is this my new reality?"


And Barky's response:
"As I said before, times are tough for everybody right now. So I understand your frustration."

Well, I doubt that Barky understands but there is no doubt that Ms. Hart has a new reality - she has joined the ranks of the unemployed.

Despite this, Ms Hart still has Hope and wants to "focus on the positive and assume that somehow things will work out".

She may have to wait until 2012 when Barky will hopefully join the ranks of the unemployed.

November 22, 2010

Blue Moon

Tonight is a   Blue Moon. 

A blue moon can be the second full moon in a calendar month. Or it can be the third of four full moons in a single season. The November 21, 2010 Blue Moon is the third of four full moons between the September 2010 equinox and December 2010 solstice.

This may explain the strange dreams I've been having. 

That or the fact I've been watching "The Walking Dead".

November 18, 2010

Dummycrat Land


Welcome to  
Dummycrat Land

The Ruling CRASS:
The Chosen One: Barack Hussein Obama
His Evil Queen: Michelle Obama
Prince of Darkness: Rahm Emmanuel (former)

The Inner Circle:
Sheriff of Know-Nothing-ham: Eric Holder
Keeper of the Empty Vault: Timothy Geithner
Court Jester: Joe Biden
Town Crier: Robert Gibbs
World-Wide Wicked Witch: Hillary Clinton
Counselor of Radicalization and Progressiveness (CRAP):  William Ayers

The Council of Village Idiots:
Bitchy: Nancy Pelosi
Dingey: Harry Reid
Greedy: John Kerry
Dummy: Janet Napolitano
Mouthy: Alan Grayson
Sleazy: Charley Rangel
Queeny: Barney Frank

Other Notables of Unworthiness:
Spiritual Advisor: Jeremiah Wright
Village Clown: Rod Blagojevich
Ugly Old Troll: Jimmy Carter
Puppet Master: George Soros
Demented Elf-like Creature: Dennis Kucinich
Director of Weather Forecasting and Other Disinformation: 
Al Gore
Leader of Arrogant Condescension: Pete Stark
Ex-King Who Just will Not Go Away and/or STFU: Bill Clinton
Machiavellian Mentor: Saul Alinsky 
(Dead, but alas not Forgotten)

The Sistah-hood of Evil Lunacy: 
Maxine Waters, Corinne Brown, Diane Watson,
Cynthia McKinney

Community Zoo: 
RINOS: John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe, 
Susan Collins, Arnold Schwarzenegger
&
Chameleons: Charlie Crist, Arlen Specter, Joe Lieberman

The Raving Lunatic Choir:
Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, Danny Glover, Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Matt Damon, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Janeane Garofalo, Lady GaGa, Joy Behar, anyone who contributes to the Daily Kos

Voices From Hell:
Ted Kennedy, Jack Murtha, Robert Byrd

Residents at the Has-Been Ranch
John Edwards, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean, Chris Dodd

General Population:
Barking Moonbats and Illegal Immigrants

November 10, 2010

Fallen Hero: 2nd Lt Robert M. Kelly, USMC

Second Lt. Robert Kelly was killed Tuesday by a roadside bomb during a foot patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan while serving his 3rd combat deployment.

Lt. Kelly, 29, had served two tours in Iraq as an enlisted Marine before being commissioned in 2008, and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton.


His service awards include the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Combat Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, according to the 1st Marine Division Public Affairs Office.

He was the son of Lt. Gen. John Kelly, now commander of New Orleans-based Marine Forces Reserve.

 Requiescat in Pace, Marine

This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
  - Elmer Davis

Happy 235th Birthday, Marines!

November 05, 2010

Fort Hood Massacre, One Year Later

One year ago today, 13 patriotic Americans were murdered at Fort Hood, TX.

The shooter was identified by witnesses as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim fundamentalist wearing an Army combat uniform and shouting "Allahu Akabar", while firing and reloading.   

The 13:


Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.)(62), Cameron, TX

Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo (52), Woodbridge, VA

Army Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow (32), Plymouth, IN


Capt. John Gaffaney (56), San Diego, CA

Spc. Frederick Greene (29), Mountain City, TN

Spc. Jason Dean Hunt (22), Tipton, OK

Sgt. Amy Krueger (29), Kiel, WI

Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka (19), West Jordan, UT

Pfc. Michael Pearson (22), Bolingbrook, IL

Capt. Russell Seager (51), Racine, WI

Pvt. Francheska Velez (21), Chicago, IL

Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman (55), Havre De Grace, MD

Spc. Kham Xiong (23), St. Paul, MN



 Requietum en Pace, Soldiers

November 01, 2010

Dirty Politics 2010

In the Florida governor's race:

Alex Sink violated the rules of the debate (cheated), then lied about it.

In the Florida Fracas for senator:

Charlie Crist, who was first a Republican and now an Independent, and who apparently has said he will caucus with the Democrats if elected, called Kendrick Meek, the Democrat in the race, and encouraged him to drop out. When Meek didn't return the 5 am phone call, Charlie showed up at a Meek campaign event. Throw in Bubba and we have quite the menage-a-trois.

Much ado About Crist-Meek-Clinton
Bubba Clinton Meddles in Senate Race
Bubba Clinton-Meek

In the US House election:

Alan Grayson is running a very nasty re-election campaign. Rumors persist that he has personally funded the campaign of Peg Dunmire (Tea Party candidate*) in order to draw conservative votes away from Dan Webster. Not illegal, but certainly unethical.

Alan Grayson Backing Florida Tea Party

It's interesting that most of the dirty politics, here in Florida at least, seem to be the doing of one particular political party.

(*Note: the Tea Party is not a political party, but rather a political movement)


October 15, 2010

The Crazy Season


This year's election cycle seems crazier than ever before. Here in Florida, Land of the Hanging Chads, it has reached a  fever pitch of insanity.

First up is Charlie Crist, our governor who governs by calling-in

That's right, he calls in to work because he's been campaigning for US Senator for the last year or so, before he completed his first (and hopefully only) term as governor. This guy is running a campaign ad that exalts his "integrity and honesty". Yeah. Charlie's honesty: Charlie assured us on camera that he was running as a Republican. In April, way behind in the polls, Honest Charlie switched from Republican to Independent. Charlie's integrity: After the flip-flop, he refused to return campaign donations  to his Republican supporters.

Then we have Alan Grayson, the motor-mouth moron who is paid by the taxpayers to represent my district in the US House of Representatives. 

Where to start with this guy?  Remember "Die quickly" on the House floor?  Then there was his "Taliban Dan" attack ad, proven false. Let's not forget his campaign to have Angie Langley , private citizen, fined and jailed for expressing her 1st amendment rights. My Congressman IS nuts.


I can't wait until November 3rd. 

Can We Swap?

Martin Sieff writes it:


 What a man is this President Sebastian Pinera of Chile! He believes in God and is not afraid to say so. He doesn't care about being ridiculed by the American Civil Liberties Union or its Chilean equivalent: He orders church bells to be rung to celebrate the amazing, truly miraculous rescue of 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months in his country's San Jose mine.

Pinera doesn't give endlessly long speeches that are packed with so many weightless, meaningless clich├ęs that they rise out of sight and out of memory as soon as the worthless, empty words are uttered. When Sebastian Pinera simply says, “We are not the same Chile we were 69 days ago,” he brings tears to the eyes of millions of people far beyond the borders of his own admirable country.

In other words, Sebastian Pinera is not Barack Obama. Pinera is a real leader for the 21st century. He is a real man.

President Pinera did not sit back passively when the miners were trapped. He did not show his so-called, metrosexual, 21st century cool head and so-called “emotional balance” by showing no passion. He felt it and he showed it.

Pinera put his presidency on the line by committing himself publicly to make sure those miners were rescued come what may. How Rahm Emmanuel must have laughed.

But did we get any leadership like that when BP (Yes – that’s BRITISH Petroleum, or maybe we should start calling them RUSSIAN Petroleum (RP) since they're investing so heavily in Siberia now) was choking the Gulf of Mexico with an unstoppable deep sea oil leak? The president of the United States you’ll recall, did nothing, absolutely nothing, for months except pout his mouth and grit his teeth – his usual substitute for any effective action on anything.

Obama didn't call in the best experts personally from around the world. He didn't put the vast resources of the United States government or assemble the unmatchable expertise of the U.S. oil industry, the best in the world, on the job. He just sat back passively and let RP -- sorry, BP – make things worse.

Barack Obama and his shameless acolytes like economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, The Washington Post's Richard Cohen and Newsweek's Jonathan Alter, have redefined democratic leadership as pious, whining, passive, dignified ineptitude. The only time Obama expresses any passion at all is when he’s whimpering about how all those big bad conservative talk show commentators are being so horrible to him.

The Chilean people in their democratically-expressed wisdom picked a brave and magnificent leader as their president. We got an empty suit who makes Jimmy Carter look like Rambo. 

Can we swap?
 Martin Sieff is former Managing Editor, International Affairs, for United Press International. He is the author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East.”
 

September 10, 2010

Fallen Heros: Page, Adkinson, Alcaraz, George

Pfc. James Page of Titusville, FL, was killed in a roadside attack, Logar Province, Afghanistan on Aug. 31, 2010.


Also killed were Staff Sgt. Vinson B. Adkinson III, 26, of Harper, KS, Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20, of Redlands, CA, and Pfc. Matthew E. George, 22, of Gransboro, NC.

They were assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany, which was attached to Task Force Bayonet.

Pfc. Page, holder of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, was posthumously promoted to the rank of specialist. 

 Requietum en Pacem, Soldiers

This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
  - Elmer Davis

September 06, 2010

Snakes in the Rain

The other day I came home to find a small snake stretched out in front of the stairway I needed to use. Living in Florida, home of 6 species of venomous snakes , I am always cautious when a live (and sometimes dead) slithery thing is within view. This was just a little guy, but hey, a bigger one could be nearby. And the colors/pattern on this one were those of either a corn snake (harmless), a brown water snake (harmless), or a copperhead (not harmless).  His head-shape didn't look triangular, but I wasn't gonna get closer. Now, most snakes don't look for an encounter with humans; they'll even run slither away as fast as they can, but this guy didn't budge, and yes, it was alive.


I wasn't about to step over the thing. I have a respectful fearfulness of them. I  think they belong wherever I am not.

Luckily, a maintenance guy was in the parking lot. So I waved him over, he took a look, got on the radio, and 4 carts of more maintenance guys appeared. It was determined that the snake was harmless and one of the guys used his picker-upper-thing to pick it up and toss it over the fence into the woods from whence it probably came.

So. This got me thinking: WHY (o why o why) are there so many species of venomous snakes? Not just in Florida but world-wide. For example: there are over 20 species of rattlesnake, NOT including subspecies.

You would think that one, maybe two, species of fanged killers would suffice.

Whoever's in charge of evolution needs replacing.

September 04, 2010

Speaking of Golf

How would you like to be this poor guy:


Patriot Golf Day

This weekend marks the date of a very special event :

"By participating in Patriot Golf Day, golfers nationwide support the children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation."

So, why has Barack Hussein Obama, Golfer-in-Chief, who loves 
playing golf   (and traveling ) decided to NOT play golf THIS particular weekend?

THAT says much about him, doesn't it?

August 31, 2010

Fallen Hero: GySgt Floyd Holley, USMC

USMC Gunnery Sgt. Floyd Holley of Casselberry, FL, was killed by an IED in the Helmland province, Afghanistan on August 29th during his 3rd tour of duty in the Middle East.

GySgt Holley was an explosives ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistic Group, MEF.

GySgt Holley's military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO Medal.

His wife Chrissy is expecting their first child in November.


Requiescat in Pace, Marine


This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
  - Elmer Davis

August 28, 2010

Fallen Hero: LCpl Nathaniel Schultz, USMC

USMC Lance Cpl. Nathaniel J. A. Schultz, 19, of Safety Harbor, Fla., died Aug. 21 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.




Requiescat in Pace, Marine

This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
  - Elmer Davis

"Beat Whitey Night"

Question #1:
Haven't heard about  This  on the MSM, have we?

Here's the  local media version

Robbie Cooper at  UrbanGrounds :
Now…imagine that it was a bunch of white kids, and it was “Beat Darkie Night.”

Imagine the non-stop media outrage on MSNBC if it were white kids doing this? I’m sure there wouldn’t be any confusion as to whether or not race was a factor…
Question #2:
Are the police not going to enforce the law?
Hate Crime: IOWA

August 23, 2010

Dummy Dave, Media Moron

 Dave Briggs  on Fox and Friends Weekend cemented his position as a Media Moron last Saturday with a couple of brilliant moronic remarks made within about 5 minutes of each other.

The 1st, a comment about Serena Williams, the foul-mouthed tennis diva who withdrew from the U.S. Open, "we need her back on the court". Um. NO, we don't.

Then, in a report about some political candidate who had been caught photo-shopping herself with some celebrity, then lied about it, insisting it was real, Dummy Dave says, "Good try". Like there isn't enough lying and cheating in politics without any sort of encouragement or approval.

Hopefully Dave will find himself doing sports (again) on some local podunk station. With my luck (not) it'll be here in Central Florida.

August 18, 2010

Stolen Valor

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that


a three-year-old federal law
that makes false claims
to have received a medal from the U.S. military
a crime

is unconstitutional.
  

The court majority said that "there was no evidence that such lies harm anybody, and there's no compelling reason for the government to ban such lies".

So now these LIES and the lying LIARS who tell them are protected by the First Amendment.

This is an unbelievable, unforgivable insult to every man and woman who have served, are serving and will serve their country in uniform.

August 17, 2010

Vacationer-in-Chief

Daniel Greene  writes it: 

Meanwhile up over in DC, Obama is taking a break from his vacation, with a vacation. Because there’s nothing like working hard at a vacation to make a man want another vacation. It might be better for everyone concerned if Obama just went on vacation permanently by resigning, but then he wouldn’t enjoy all the benefits he does now. So instead here we go, with a whopping fifth vacation.

While many Americans are struggling to pay for a single vacation, the Obamas have blown more than the cost of most people’s homes, on vacation after vacation after vacation.
There they go again. For the fifth time since July, the first family has set plans to board Air Force One for a frilly vacation, a 10-day return trip to exclusive Martha’s Vineyard where they are expected to stay at the 28-acre oceanfront Blue Heron Farm that rents for up to $50,000 a week.
But first the Obamas will be traveling to the Gulf Coast of Florida for a mini-vacation as a way to encourage other vacationing Americans to head to the beaches that have been shunned by tourists worried about oil-slicked sands due to the Gulf oil spill. They are expected to travel to Florida this weekend, return to Washington for a few days then it’s off to the Massachusetts island August 19. 
So after being guilted into the great act of self-sacrifice, of going on vacation in the gulf area, they’re keeping their focus on the usual haunts of the rich and famous.

Fallen Hero: SSgt Michael Bock, USMC

Staff Sgt. Michael A Bock, 26, was a combat engineer assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. He had served two deployments in Iraq and was in his second deployment in Afghanistan.


He was shot by small arms fire while on foot patrol in Helmand Province in southwest Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Marine Corps.


During his eight years of service, Bock had earned a long list of service awards, including a Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.

Requiescat in Pace, Marine


This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free 
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
- Elmer Davis

August 16, 2010

The Hypocrite-in-Chief Strikes Again

Recession, unemployment, and wars be damned, Barack Hussein Obama is goin' on vacation!

North Carolina. Maine. Spain. Now Florida.

Barky revved up Air Force One for a whole 27-hour trip to the Gulf Coast.

I wonder how much this photo-op cost us?


The picture was taken by a WH photographer because no press photographers or reporters were allowed to be present. Apparently the press may have noticed that it wasn't the (oil-filled) Gulf that was being swum in.

The Associated Press:
The president’s dip happened away from the media. The White House released an official photo, but The Associated Press does not publish such handout images. According to the White House, the Obamas swam off Alligator Point, which is in Saint Andrew Bay, not the Gulf.
Oh, and dontcha just love the picture of POTUS, FLOTUS, and TOTUS on vacation together? Because, you know, Barack Hussein Obama cannot be sincere unless he's reading it.

Did your news media show you the view with or without TOTUS?

Photo: Thanks to Weazel Zippers 

August 04, 2010

Stark, Raving Lunatic

At a July 24 California town hall meeting, referring to the mandate in the federal health care bill requiring Americans to purchase medical insurance, Kymberleigh Korpus asked U.S. Rep Pete Stark (D/CA):

"If this legislation is constitutional, what limitations are there on the federal government's ability to tell us how to run our private lives?"

Stark's reply: "I think that there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life."

Ms Korpus asked: "... if the government can do this, what can't they? Is your answer that they can do anything?"

Pete Stark, elected (19 times) to represent the people of California, responded: "The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country."

As the boos died down, a comment was made that he, and people that think like him, "are destroying this nation."

Pete Stark responded: "And I guess you're here to save it. And that makes me very uncomfortable."

Well, Mr Stark. Your idea of an all-powerful federal government does not in any way resemble the Constitution you have sworn (19 times) to uphold.

The Constitution is quite specific about what powers each branch of the federal government has.

The 10th Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

The government exists to serve the people, not the other way around.

Those who believe as Mr. Stark does are indeed destroying this country.

Note:
This is the same guy who last week said denying jobs to illegal aliens could be unconstitutional.

This is the same guy who in 2007, said on the House floor
that the Bush administration was going to spend money "to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

August 02, 2010

Back-ass-ward Politics

Remember the Barack Hussein Obama Health care bill and how Nancy Pelosi told us, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what's in it"?

Well, now the village idiot aka VP Joe Biden, speaking about the financial reform bill, has said, "The heavy lifting is over, now we can go out and make our case."

Isn't this backward? Shouldn't the case have been made before passing this (or any other) resolution?

This is just another example of how the Barack Hussein Obama administration and the dummycrat-controlled Congress cram things down our throats and then try to make it palatable to the people they supposedly work for.

July 26, 2010

No News is Good News

My on-going disgust at the lack of journalistic news ethics is apparently nothing new:

Charles Dickens: "They(newspapers) are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat."

Humorist Goodman Ace: "I keep reading between the lies."

Thomas Jefferson: "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

George Bernard Shaw: "Newspapers are unable seemingly to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization."

Charles Baudelaire: "I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust."

H.L. Mencken: "A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier."

Marshall McLuhan: "Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials."

Adlai E. Stevenson: "Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.

and my personal favorite:

General William Tecumseh Sherman: "I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all, there would be news from Hell before breakfast."