Archive for July, 2009

More Stupid Cops!

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

This story appeared today.

DECATUR, Ga. — \”The DeKalb County police department is investigating two officers who have been accused of running a criminal background check on President Barack Obama.

County public safety director William Miller said in a prepared statement Wednesday that the officers have been put on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The officers\’ names were not released.

Miller said the police department was notified by the U.S. Secret Service that DeKalb County computers were used to run a query on Obama. He did not say what investigators believe was the officers\’ motive.

Miller said the officers\’ behavior will \”not be tolerated\” by the county.\”

If Obama has no criminal record we should know, just as we should know if he does. Or are these cops simply behaving stupidly?

King vs Emperor

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Race relations again take center stage in our nation\’s capitol, but much has changed. There is a great deal of difference between \”I have a dream\”, and \”I have a gift\”, but no matter how you skin it, the content of the individual\’s character remains the central issue.

Bumper Stickers I Would Like to See

Monday, July 27th, 2009

A North Carolina kiosk owner is facing persecution for \”promoting racism, sexism, slavery and bigotry\” for selling bumper stickers that read \”Impeach Obama\” and bibs that read \”My Parents Chose Life. Thanks Mom and Dad\”. How horribly offensive! Gee, folks, lighten up! I don\’t recall being that steamed when \”Impeach Bush\” bumper stickers were all the rage. Perhaps this health care thing would actually be a good idea if everyone was able to get a daily gram of soma, or prozac, xanex, valium or even liberalium.

If they are this offended by \”Impeach Obama\” bumper stickers, they will love these:

\”Obama, Stooge of the Fed and the Kremlin\”

\”Obama: Our First Kenyan President\”

\”Kenyan + Keynesian= Krisis\”

\”The New World Order is the Old World Order\”

\”ObamaCare: Your Daily Colonoscopy\”

\”The New OPEC: Obama Plans Economic Catastrophe\”

\”Big Brutha is Watching You\”

“No, We Won’t!”

Washington District of Corruption\”

\”Nationalize the Fed\”

\”Pelosi es Peligrosos\”

\”Reid is Red\”

\”Garlic Lets You Know Who Your Real Friends Are\”

And so many more—

The Gun Device

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Peace is a wonderful ideal, worthy of the efforts of those who pursue it, but those who honestly seek peace must be mindful of those who employ dishonesty in pursuit of different goals. So it was with Munich and so it is with the Middle East peace process. The difference between Munich and the current debate involving peace in our time is about 3000 to 4000 years, give or take a century or two. Abraham has a nearly numberless posterity. The intervening generations have bickered and battled over the rights of inheritance with greater or lesser intensity, depending upon their relative states of military preparedness. Little has changed through the millennia.

Now comes George Mitchell, Obama\’s special envoy; the man who negotiated the baseball players strike. I do not doubt his sincere desire to see peace in this strife-torn region. What person in their right mind does not want peace? Hint. The question contains the answer. But this is not baseball. These are not merely competitive men striving for seasonal victories in a capitalistic forum, to be assuaged with a banner, a ring and extra zeros on their paychecks. In stark contrast, most of the players and coaches in this ancient contest are hyper-agendized religious ideologues whose only relationship to sports can be summed up in Vince Lomardi\’s famous words, \”Winning isn\’t everything; it\’s the only thing.\”

Quoting Mitchell:

\”I told President Assad that President Obama is determined to facilitate a truly comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. That peace means between Palestinians and Israelis, between Syria and Israel, and between Lebanon and Israel. And of course, ultimately, the full normalization of relations between Israel and all of the countries in the region. This is what the Arab peace initiative calls for, and it is the ultimate aim of the effort we are undertaking.\”

All well and good but completely impossible while Hamas and Hezbollah and their sponsors (now to include the US government) fully reject Israel\’s right to exist.

Extreme efforts to force a peace on the peoples of this region has interesting parallels in physics. The first nuclear bomb employed what was known as the \”gun device\” wherein two pieces of fissionable material, each less than a critical mass, are brought together very rapidly to form a single supercritical one, resulting in a nuclear explosion. Putting a gun to either party\’s head to force them together to accept what has forever been unacceptable will not produce peace, unless one considers the termination of hostilities brought about by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be peace.

No one should be surprised.

Who\’s Stupid?

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Stupid is as stupid says.

A True Story About Nationalized Health Care

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

My mother-in-law is a German citizen and a participant in that nation\’s socialized medical system; arguably the best socialized health care system in the world. We recently received a call from her primary care physician, to whom she is assigned. He informed us that she suffers from a form of cancer that will claim her life within the next two years. We were also informed that she does not know this, that they are not going to tell her and that we were not to tell her. Further, we were told that because she has lived long enough and has lived a \”full\” life, they will not even attempt to treat her illness.

Do you think that this is right? Does she deserve a say in the administration of her health care? Does her age make her a less valuable member of the society? Would she be treated differently in our (the US) present health care system? Will she be treated differently under Obama care? Will you be treated differently under Obama care? Under socialized medicine the value is placed upon the procedure, not upon the individual. The current debate is about a whole lot more than money; it has much more to do with morality. Any time a person\’s right to choose is violated or ignored, his or her basic human rights are violated. This has always been especially true as it regards women\’s health issues, right? The doctor patient relationship has always been an issue of privacy as well. What is HIPA, after all? I thought Democrats championed these issues but apparently not.

If you do not wish to receive this kind of phone call regarding your loved ones or if you wish to be informed by your physician that you have an illness and given treatment options, you had best let your congressperson or Senator know that you do not support the government takeover of our health care system, that you support choice in health care. You had better do it soon.

Great Save!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

So Obama and Imanuel and their team rescued the economy! Will someone please inform my creditors?

The Common Defense

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The most important role of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. Obama promised to veto the defense funding authorization bill if money was allotted therein for the manufacture of state of the art F-22 aircraft. This is the generation of aircraft that keeps us ahead of potential enemies in the air superiority game. It is bad enough that a president would shirk his primary duty under the Constitution but, surprise surprise, we have to add names of Democrat senators to the list. This obvious lack of common sense seriously threatens the common defense. But is this merely a failure of thinking or something more sinister? These people will spend money on all kinds of things that the Constitution never authorized the federal government to fund but they balk at the very thing they are commanded to ensure. The nation cannot effectively defend itself itself against foreign enemies while the reigns of power are held by domestic enemies. We are nearing the time when the citizenry will once again have to look to the Declaration of Independence for guidance. You should look there now so you know what is expected of you as an American.

Real Retro

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Having invested some time in reflection (in the wake of the Sotomoyor hearings) upon the apparent value placed upon open-mindedness, I have concluded that some of my convictions have been so narrow as to prevent my contemplation of solutions to cultural problems that should have been obvious for a long time. I am now willing to relinquish my opposition to abortion if the procedure can be retroavtivety administered to the most ardent of its proponents. Would this not be win/win?

Finish the Thought

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Remember the old line, \”When someone says it\’s not about the money, it\’s about the money.\”? Obama says that his health care proposal is not about about him. You can finish the thought.

Some Splainin\’ To Do

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Before you force this unwise change in our health care system down our throats, Mr. President, please answer just one health-related question. May we see your original birth certificate? If you have nothing to hide, why expend so much effort to hide it? And who is Barry Soetoro, the Indonesian fellow who received US government aid to foreign students as a California college student? As was so artfully expressed by one of the Senators in the Sotomoyor hearings; \”You\’ve got some splainin\’ to do\”.

And That\’s The Way It Is!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I wouldn\’t want to be Walter Cronkite right now! After infecting journalism with super-subjectivity and subjecting the rest us to agenda-driven propaganda disguised as news, and after having nearly single-handedly snatched defeat from victory in Vietnam (with all the horrific consequences that has wrought), Walter has gone from being the \”most trusted man in America\” to perhaps the most busted man in the universe, at least until he is joined by the more prominent members of our current governmental power structure.

In the Real World

Friday, July 17th, 2009

As much as we need cops and teachers and firefighters these are not the jobs that sustain the economy. These are important jobs but apart from the fact that a firefighter can minimize loss to a structure or save a human life, he or she produces no product or service that can be packaged, sold and taxed. This is true of nearly all government work. Government employees are ultimately consumers of the wealth generated by entrepreneurialism; the creative, productive engine that powers the overall economy. Obama and Biden will tout the \”saving\” of government sector jobs as proof of the success of their strategy to create jobs, but if those jobs don\’t produce anything which contributes to the creation of other private or public sector jobs then they have only succeeded in making a bad problem worse by further draining resources without yielding additional benefits or results. I say this with all due respect to honest and hardworking civil servants. It is not their fault. This morass was created by the decision makers in DC and in the state capitols around the nation; people who, for the most part, are unfamiliar with anything but the foggy notions and fuzzy logic that fuel their political agenda. This is why the Founders wanted elected officials to serve a few years in government and return to their shops, their fields and their forges, lest they forget how things work in the real world.

The Comrade from Comminskey

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

In reading an article on Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton\’s comeback from elbow surgery and her attempt to re-position herself as a lead player in the administration, I could not help but feel a certain sense of nostalgia for the good old days when the Clintons ran the show. Their worst days in office and their most loathsome scandals were better than Obama\’s best days at the helm. Bill\’s sociopathic tendencies were at least tempered by his Bubba-esque charm. His predilections and his appetites appear quite benign, in hindsight, especially in view of the current president\’s ideologically unambiguous un-American persuasions. If only there were an intern or two to distract this fellow, for any amount time, from his mission to destroy what is left of this country! It is certain that he could be forgiven if not lauded and applauded for giving in to natural inclinations.

Enough of the comrade from Comminskey!
It\’s down with Alinsky
and up with Lewisnky!

Morewellian

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

There is something far more sinister to the the new Obama health plan than the simple takeover of 18% of the nation\’s total economy. The requirement to make everyone participate in a health plan in which all vital information on each individual is linked to a central database seems more than Orwellian. One might say that it is Morewellian. (Whatever happened to HIPA?) Somewhere in this 1000 page bill that no one on Capitol Hill will read, it is written that every person must participate or face fine. This seems a lot like registration to me. It may well be one of the significant purposes of this whole exercise. Considering their ramp-up to the 2010 census and the fact that it, too, is being run by Rahm Imanuel can another conclusion be logically reached? But what should we expect from Big Brutha?

Furthermoyor

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

As the nominee to the highest court has continued to fall back on \”Supreme Court Precedent\” in her effort to dodge the issues and duck the controversy she knows would exist if she explained how she really felt, it would be interesting if someone posed the following question;

\”Would you have made the same repeated claims of fidelity to precedent if you had been nominated to the court 150 years ago, in 1859?\”

Why would her answer be revealing? If she said yes, she would be claiming to uphold the court\’s 1857 Dred Scott ruling and, so doing, endorse the institution of slavery. If she said no, she would no longer be able to use \”precedent\” as a means of dodging the hard questions that a life-long appointee to the court should be required to answer. We might then get some straight answers to serious inquiries instead of the valium-laced artifice that passes for testimony and the hackneyed hedging of her historical habit of making racist and sexist statements passed off as serious scrutiny.

And if you cannot bring yourself to pray for a meltdown, the least you can do is pray that this person will uphold the Constitution.

Failing the Test

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Sotomoyor fails the Poached Frog litmus test. By affirming Patrick Leahy\’s absurd assertion that the Second Amendment applies only to the Federal government and not to states and municipalities, the nominee illustrated her ignorance of the intent of the Founders and put at risk the fundamental guarantor of all of our liberties; the right and the ability to defend them. Let\’s hope and pray she has the meltdown to which Sen. Graham alluded.

He Who Fails to Learn from History—–

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The word \”historic\” has been tossed around quite a bit of late, most recently at the Sotomoyor hearings, as though it was synonymous for \”wonderful\” or \”fabulous\”. Well, a trillion dollar budget deficit is historic, but hardly wonderful (our government actually owes nearly 80 times this much). The Black Plague, the Johnstown flood, the Civil War and Hurricane Katrina were historic but hardly fabulous. Genghis Khan, Lucrezia Borgia, Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden and Charlie Manson are all historic but would we invite them over for dinner? Should we vote for someone because he or she is historic? If this truly is an acceptable standard, the German people can be forgiven for filling the Reichstag with Nazis in 1933. How will our votes fare in the eyes of history?

On another note, Obama\’s full court press for his agenda items is not because these things are needed in order to save the economy. Quite the contrary. He needs them to solidify his power and he needs to get it done quickly before anyone reads the fine print (not that anyone has bothered to read the large print). And he is pushing all these things simultaneously to keep us all distracted and to keep the opposition off balance. The man is not stupid but he is historic.

Those tele-prompters are just see-through mirrors, right? Who gets the seven years of bad luck; him or us? Does the seven year curse mean he gets re-elected?

Who is Invited to the Gene-Pool Party?

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The outrage manufactured out of the Pennsylvania swimming pool incident becomes even more culturally illuminating in the light of Justice Ginsburg\’s recent comments regarding the original intent of the Rowe v Wade decision. She claims to have initially thought that legalized abortion was all about controlling population and, specifically, certain portions of the population deemed to be less desirable. She would have been correct. This was, after all, the original goal of the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.

The people expressing the greatest indignation over the pool incident would have been perfectly happy, if not giddy, if those children\’s lives had been ended in one of Sanger\’s \”clinics\” before they ever learned (or forgot) how to swim.

It is very difficult to comprehend the illogic of the modern leftist. Attempts at understanding are, in fact, not recommended due to the high levels of toxicity and the potential for transference.

Still Pullin\’ for Palin

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

It is too soon to tell whether or not Governor Palin\’s decision to step down was the best idea, politically, however it is clearly the exercise of good instincts and even better intent. The Founding Fathers never intended \”public service\”, as an elected official, to be a lifetime calling. There are more important things in life than being important. She is one of the refreshing few in public life who exhibit any sensitivity to this fact. In addition, sitting behind the governor\’s desk has made her a sitting target for a host of enemies. No effort has been spared by the Dems to afflict her and to inflict distractions upon her, her conservative agenda and upon her supporters. This is a sign of just how much they fear her. They will continue to harass her but now she is a moving target and, able to maneuver without the handlers who held her in check during the election, she reassumes the comfortable and well-practiced role of the stealthy huntress. Fear her, they should.