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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?

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—

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.

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\”.

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.

By Golly, He Likes Himself, as Most Politicians Do

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Stewart Smalley\’s ascension to the US Senate is another certain sign of the great Barackwards movement of our society and culture and a sign that the electorate no longer takes politics seriously, if they ever did. Will Rogers said that it was easy being a comedian when he had 537 people in Washington DC working for him. Al Franken might well say that is easy being a politician with a state full of jokers and morons voting for him.

Call me Senator, Please

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The reason the General called Barbara Boxer \”ma\’am\” instead of \”Senator\” is probably because he had just eaten lunch and was loath to lose it in contemplation of how anyone so odious and inept could ever attain such a position of power. He may be a general but he is still a man. Isn\’t there a retired general somewhere in California who could eat her lunch, politically speaking? She is up for re-election in 2010.

The Proposition 8 victory proved that California is not a completely hopeless state but with the likes of Boxer, Feinstein and Pelosi as cover girls it is easy to see why most of the rest of America is unimpressed, when not expressing open hostility with the pyrite politics of Golden State. It is not just their shoddy ideology that bothers most people; people are fairly tolerant of others\’ sincerely held beliefs. It is the corruption and ineptitude they foster and further that is the greatest source of disdain. They are both distasteful and disgraceful. Surely California with its 35,000,000 million citizens can do better!

But before one unleashes too much venom on California one would have thought that 300,000,000 Americans would do better than putting a chronic bungler, Mr. Misstep, the Tele-prevaricator, the Artful Dodgeless, the Anti-Chrysler, the GM (Great Messiah) behind the desk in the Oval Office.

What is Your Favorite Color?

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The Poached Frog notes that someone has turned Newt into a newt—and he isn\’t getting better. What remains of the former Speaker\’s conservative credentials have been squandered by teaming up with Hillary, by appearing in a pro-climate-change public service announcement (i.e. propaganda piece) with (holy hand grenade!) Nancy Pelosi, of all people, and endorsing the latent conservatism of Colin Powell, who fully affirmed the role of affirmative action in his own rise to prominence by throwing his support behind a Marxist for president. Strange bedfellows indeed! Give us Castle Anthrax, please!

Newt has either been masquerading as a conservative all these years, which would make sense considering all that the Republicans have done to advance conservative values and principles in the last 15 years, or he is now masquerading as a left-of-center centrist. One thing seems certain; he must be getting ready to run for president. Don\’t be fooled! He\’s just another political chameleon. His favorite color is red—no—blue!

Lack of Intelligence

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

In an unprecedented, but unsurprising move, Obama has ordered that US troops now \”Mirandize\” enemy combatants captured on the battlefield. To facilitate this he has ordered FBI agents to be embedded with the troops. What this means is that our soldiers and Marines will now be required to inform each prisoner that he has the right to remain silent and that anything he says can and will be used against him in a court of law and that he has the right to attorney and that if he cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for him. No, I am not kidding. I wish that I was.

This is grand foolishness on many levels. First, this blurs the distinction between cops and military personnel. If a soldier or Marine has to stop to consider which hat he is wearing at a given moment, the hesitation could cost him and his buddies their lives. Second, this will completely undermine the military\’s ability to collect the intelligence necessary to prevent the enemy from being successful, further endangering the lives of our service men and women and putting their respective missions at risk of failure. It appears that we neither need nor want intelligence. Voila! But it will force our military personnel to collect crime scene evidence on the battlefield, often for their own future legal defense. Third, it grants citizenship status to foreign enemy combatants and grants them access to the American legal system with all the rights that apply to American citizens. And, of course, the US taxpayer, who funds the military for the purpose of national defense will now have to fund the defense of those whose stated goal is to defeat our military. But the lawyers get paid and that is all that really matters, right?

This is what happens when you elect lawyers to become members of the Executive and Legislative Branches of government. It is interesting to look at US Attorney General, Eric Holder\’s record of defending terrorists in our court system. Just who is being monitored by the embedded FBI agents in the field; the terrorists or our troops? Clauswitz once stated that war was politics by other means. Obama believes that politics is war by other means.

The only people more highly suspect for their lack of intelligence in this arena are the people who voted for those currently in positions of power. We got change alright. Thanks a bunch! Let\’s hope there\’s still hope.