07 October 2012

Dear Mr. President...

...You lie.  Here's proof:


From here.

Kinda puts this Hopey-Changey promise right in the shitter. Especially since the 2012 defecit is DOUBLE his original estimate, not cut in half.

05 October 2012

The Best Blog Post Title Of The Week.

My friend Christopher Johnson hits one out of the park.  Way out.  I stand in awe of such greatness.

29 September 2012

Today's Required Viewing.

Watch this.  Watch it all.  We have crossed a line.  And remember, this man is a Democrat.

24 September 2012

Sometimes, I Hate It When I'm Right.

Well, sometimes.  This RSR post from a few days ago prophesied the result of the school lunch choices The Queen is imposing on our little ones - because, she's a nutritionist or something.  Well, dear readers, read it and weep:
In 2010, Michelle Obama went to a lame-duck session of Congress with a request: pass a nutrition bill giving the United States Department of Agriculture broad new powers to regulate school lunches. That bill was passed in late December of that year, and the new regulations have started to go into effect, with the predictable results of wasted food and angry, hungry child
The cinnamon rolls and chili everyone loved from their childhood are now gone. Bands and other school groups can no longer sell candy bars as a fundraiser. The government is mandating everything from portion size to how many tomatoes have to be on a salad.

P.J. Moran, a food service director for a small district in rural Kansas, said wastage has gone up “at least 20 percent” over last year, as students, particularly at the grade school level, cannot refuse anything on their trays — but, of course, cannot be forced to eat it.
And you know it's serious.  There's a video:



PARTING THOUGHT:  Back in 1981, The Left / Mainstream Media howled when Reaganites called a serving of ketchup a school lunch vegetable. Now, under the Guidance of our Dear Queen, they call it an entire meal.

22 September 2012

Saturday Night Compare And Contrast.

In the photo below, one man's occupation is living off the bounty of others.

(photo: ABC News, 2009)

The other one is dressed as a pirate.

Live And Let Die.

I firmly believe in 'live and let live'.  But, it takes two to agree on that premise for it to work.  When one side does not believe in this and one side does - the latter to the point of denying reality - it is little more than a path to destruction for the latter.  This is what happens, to paraphrase a 60's hippy mantra, "if they gave a war and only one side comes".  The side that doesn't show up, dies. That is undeniable fact.

And today we in the West are dying.  Why?  Because we are at war. We refuse to admit it, and we won't show up.  Yes, we have gone to Afghanistan and Iraq in the "War on Terror", but we are fighting the wrong war, for the wrong goals. 

We must admit we are in a much bigger war.  A war for our culture and our values against those who want to destroy them.  It is not a war that came about because of policy decisions of the last 50 years, or our insensitivity, or George Bush's arrogance. 

We did not choose this war. It was chosen for us, 1,300 years ago.  Once upon a time, we defended our way of life against this threat - in places like Jerusalem, or at the Gates of Vienna. We in the West seemed to think the war is over.

But it is not over.  The side that chose it never really never quit. 

And nowadays our leaders and our elites do not defend our way of life - they apologize for it.  They denigrate our culture and our advancements outright, or give our hard-won freedoms and values lip-service at best.  They look to appease those who see our values as "filthy", and us as "infidels" not worthy of being treated as fully human. (Note:  It is not just the West our enemies see that way.  It is any culture or value system that does not agree with theirs.)   Our leaders and our elites refuse to name our enemy, because they refuse to believe we are at war with them.  And the more they do, the more our enemy presses the fight.


Which leads me to my point:  I sorry to say, but I'm having a very hard time disagreeing with this Pat Condell video:



I still have a hope that his conclusion is wrong, but it is very difficult anymore, as a person of reason, to not conclude that our enemy today isn't "Terrorism", or "Radical Islam", or "Fundamentalist Islam"... it is Islam itself.

For a decade I have been hearing about Islam as a "religion of peace", but seeing mostly violence in it's name.  I have been bombarded with admonitions not to hate Islam, but see mostly hatred for me and my values from those I'm not supposed to hate.  I have read of church burnings, temple bombings, Bible torchings, and the imprisonment, mutilations, and murders, of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Baha'i, and others, in the name of Islam with little or no reaction.  But a campy YouTube video or a simple cartoon always seems to generate riots, killings and renewed calls for Sharia-like "anti-blasphemy" laws in the West.  I have been waiting for that majority of "peace-loving" and tolerant Muslims I am repeatedly told are out there to denounce this war against the non-Islamic world. 

Do they really exist?  Or, is Pat right?

UPDATE:  Maybe some do exist after all:  Libyans fed up, go after local Islamists.

16 September 2012

Are The Scales Falling Away?...

Is New York Times columnist Ross Douthat beginning to see reality?  First this, now this.  One can only hope.

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes.

After four years, kid, a lot of us feel this way.  Just remember, you'll be paying off his bills when you grow up.  And so will your kids. And your grand-kids...


From here.

12 September 2012

Finally.

The iPhone 5 was announced today.  Pre-orders start on Friday.  Yes, I will be pre-ordering; I have to.  Museums are asking me to donate my current 3gs.  It's embarrasing.

Wiley C. Obama, SUPER-Genius!

The intellectual and moral gravitas of one Barack Obama, collected for your rapt contemplation.

The Crop Obama Planted In The Arab Spring...

...Is now being harvested. (Warning: Very Graphic Images of the body of a murdered American Ambassador being dragged through the streets.)

We didn't bomb the wrong side in Libya. We just didn't bomb both sides.

Freedom's Just Another Word For 'Evil'.

After the events of recent days, this video from 2011 seems pretty timely:

Kneepads.

How bad is it these days?  This bad:  I'm actually nostalgic for those days when it was only a few interns who dropped to their knees when a Democrat President unzipped his pants, not the entire Mainstream Media.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Laughs.

How clueless is The Left / Mainstream Media when it comes ot the US military? This clueless.

10 September 2012

America's Biggest Non-Profit.

Government Motors.

And how do you puff up those sagging Volt numbers?  Force the military to buy them.  So long as the Hottentots land within 30 miles of Camp Lejeune or 29 Palms, the Marines can get there!

Hey, Kids! Queen Michelle Wants You To Know...

...This year, you'll be throwing away even more stuff you won't eat when you leave the school cafeteria. 

Can the PB&J-sniffing dogs be far behind?

UPDATE: More to the point, think of all those jobs that will be 'created and saved' in growing all that food the kids won't eat, and in collecting all that waste when they throw it away. It's a... Kiddie Stimulus!

09 September 2012

Bias? What Media Bias?

Back in 1992 when George H. W. Bush was running for reelection, The Left / Mainstream Media made a lot of hay about a claim President Bush was stumped by a grocery store scanner - implying it was proof of how out-of-touch he was.  (The claim turned out to be false.)

Fast forward to 2012, and a sitting, self-professed tech-savvy President running for reelection is seen unable to use something as ubiquitous as an Apple iPhone to make a call.  Proof of anything?  Not if The Left / Mainstream Media has their say.  Means nothing.  Move along.

Now, if Mitt Romney had trouble with one...

57 States Of Funny, Or, Math Is Hard.

Via Gateway Pundit, now we know why Barack Obama can't get control of our exploding deficits, and why he thinks we are better off than we were four years ago - the man can't add. No, really:



The Sin Of Our Time.

Bill Whittle looks at the core force that has driven, and still drives, Socialists of all stripes: Envy.

03 September 2012

ObamaCare Explained...

...In one sentence. Really:

LEAVE BARACK ALONE!!

No comment necessary.  Just watch.

It's 'National Empty Chair Day', Everybody!

No, really.  It is.  Here's my entry.  It's called A Study in Hope and Change:  'Empty Chairs, Ready Shovels, and Nothing Is On The Table.


UPDATE:  Follow the fun over at Legal Insurrection and on Twitter.

28 August 2012

Kate Schori, Call Your Office.

Yet another union to champion that'll pack the pews.  Just like all that gay marriage stuff has done.

In Character.

Seven years to the day after Katrina, as Isaac approaches our Governor Bobby Jindal rises to the occasion; while FEMA and Team Hopenchange do not

Tell me again why I should trust the bozos with my health care...?

26 August 2012

An Update To That Oft-Repeated Mantra Of The Politically-Correct Eco-Tourist.

"Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but... bear skat."

Offer Nature the chance to return you to the biomass, as this guy did, and Nature will take it. Duh.

All you trendy, thoughtful urbanites who want us to"live in harmony" with Nature, know this:  As beautiful and magnificent a creation as it is - and as much as I love to be out in it - Nature has zero interest in living in harmony with us.  Nature is a very, very dangerous place, and is constantly looking for any opportunity to do us in.  Without our unique ability as homo sapiens to change that equation, it would, too.

Our ancient ancestor's lives weren't a harmonious time of peace and plenty within Nature's balance.  They lived at the whim of Nature's forces, and their lives were nasty, brutish, and very, very short because of it.  That's the "natural" state of existence.  It only changed when we had enough of that, thank you very much, began to tell Nature to "piss off" - to defeat Nature's threats, to take dominion over our lives, and to change our environment to suit us.  

Nature is not some big, green, benign theme park.  If you are travelling in grizzly country, "Take nothing smaller than a .357; leave with nothing but your skin."

24 August 2012

Born To Be Mild.

Obama and Comrades kill off one of the great icons of American prowess and freedom.  For our own good, of course.  We must become the dependent, urbanite metrosexuals they they, in their expertise, have deemed is our future.

It sure as hell won't be mine.

Today's Required Reading.

Right here.  It's P. J. O'Rourke, so you know it will be worthwhile.

Whoa.

How mad is the productive half of America at The Anointed One?  This is the #1 movie in America today:



Unlike the Clintons, who were mature enough politically to grok the 1994 mid-terms and react accordingly, Team Hopenchange has myopically ignored the results of the 2010 mid-term elections - and I think they are about to pay the price.

First Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, now this.  Barring success of a widespread effort by The Left / Mainstream Media to cast doubt on election results, or Eric Holder being successful in his crusade to use our Justice Department to open up the voting rolls to fraud and intimidation, Obama and Comrades will soon be looking for someone else's lives to run other than ours.

07 August 2012

They Got One!

The Left / Mainstream Media finally has a mass shooting triggerman that fits their 'Right-Wingers-And-Guns-Are-A-Violent-Threat' narrative. 

But, as usual, they're wrong.  Nazis aren't "Right-Wing".  They're socialists.  Conservatives oppose National Socialism as much as we oppose the other extreme of that political cancer - Marxist-Leninist-Obamaist Socialism.  Second, conservatives don't think any race is 'supreme'; that's silly and irrational. We think certain ideas - like freedom, and the rule of law - are supreme.  Big difference.

Today's SQUIRREL!

Here's this week's selective-use-of-facts SQUIRREL! from Team Hopenchange.   But before you start wondering if Mitt might be a heartless goon who stole the future from honest workers to enrich his buddies, meet someone who actually did just that:

Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company.
The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions.
Democrats. The friend of the working man.

03 August 2012

The SQUIRREL! Election

My humble boss here and I had a brief discussion on FaceBook.  He posted something, I responded with an idea, and Clifford made it snarky.

What he posted, and all you need to know about the 2012 Presidential election is this:


The administration, for the 31st time out of their 41 months, tells us "not too read too much" into this, and to "consider the context".  So we, in the administrations view, should completely ignore the 800 lb. gorilla in the room.

The administration's campaign has been reduced to distracting the public from their record.  "Today's unemployment numbers........SQUIRREL!"

Where are these vicious squirrels?  All around.

Chick-Fil-A?  Squirrel.  An openly Christian company, with NO history of discrimination in hiring or service, must be damned for supporting a view that the President held until 3 months ago

Romney's tax returns?  Squirrel.  Sen Harry Reid (D-NV), who won't release his own tax returns, has claimed an unknown, anonymous person has claimed that Romney didn't pay his taxes.  This is quite amusing.  First, Reid has failed to deny the widespread allegations of pederasty against him.  Second, President Obama's past is "unimportant", but Romney's high school report card is newsworthy.

Please look for many more "SQUIRREL!" moments in the next 3 months.  Will you be so easily distracted?  Or will you keep your eyes on the prize?

31 July 2012

We Have A Winner!

THE slogan of Campaign 2012: "Believe in the America you built."



One of the best ways to define a presidential campaign is to distill it down to a quickly digestible catch-phrase. Doubly so if you can use the words of your opponent to do it.

These aren't the WMD's you're looking for. Move along.

So the Brits are asked to help destroy Saddam's WMD's, that, of course, do not exist.  I'm sure the MSM will be asking the President about this sometime soon.  All the news that fits the meme and all that.

27 July 2012

Should we make them sew on little yellow crosses?

So if you're a christian, using your First Amendment right to express an opinion that President held until 3 months ago, you're not welcome.

But if you're another religion, and publicly advocate killing homosexuals, c'mon in!

Hey Boston taxpayers?  I smell a large discrimination lawsuit, caused by your Mayor's mouth, that YOU will be paying for.

26 July 2012

Yep.

"And with those comments, AK-47s will be backordered until the election."  Ironic, isn't it; the only part of the private sector Obama seems to be able to grow, is firearms.  Sturm, Ruger & Company recently suspended new orders for a time because of their huge backlog.  That sort of thing doesn't seem to be happening with makers of solar cells or electric cars...

24 July 2012

Can You Say, 'Backfire'?

Mayor Nanny wants cops to go on strike for more gun control.  I, for one, hope they do. 

In 1978, the New Orleans Police went on strike (contract issues, not guns).  In less than a week, at least three criminals died at the hands of armed victims, one in a rather well-publicised attempted car-jacking.  During the strike, crime actually declined.  Criminals knew that a cop will shoot as a last resort; victims, however - especially victims who know there is no police help - don't tend to wait.

Word to the wise, Mayor Blumberg:  People won't easily give up the right to protect themselves once they have to use it.

22 July 2012

Turn On A Light...

...Get skin cancer?  Maybe. 

Remember, dear readers, the same people who said CFL's were a good thing are the same ones who said dumping billions into "green jobs" was going to turn our economy around, and are currently swearing their health care takeover will make your doctor's visit cheaper, better and faster.  You, know; government "experts". Making choices for you and me because we're too stupid to decide on our own.

Why Wolverine Doesn't Tend To Give Hugs.

Can be a tad awkward.  Though, in this case...

If You Want To Understand New Orleans...

...Understand this:  New Orleans is not, at the core, an American city.  Never has been.  That is both it's strength, and it's Achilles heel.

Hattip:  Maggie's Farm.

The Difference between Orleans...

...And New Orleans.  In New Orleans, the only place you would release something this good is into your cooking pot; not back into the ocean.  And yes, out-of-towners, most of us down here have pots that big.  Bigger, even.

The cause they are raising money for - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - is a good one.

18 July 2012

Another Score, From A Different League...

Good Guys 1; Political-douchebag-type-who-conspired-to-steal-money-meant-for-Katrina-relief-to-fund-his-political-campaign, 0.

Can you guess the political party affiliation of the convicted pol?  No?  Here's a couple of hints:  He apparently laundered the money through several non-profits he controlled, and he was "recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Alliance for Good Government".

And The Score Is...

Bad Guys, 0.  Really Pissed-Off Old Guy With A Second Amendment, 2

16 July 2012

Real Men Don't Need A Glove.

Boxers will do nicely.

And Now, For Something Completely Different.

Been a while since I put up a totally irrelevant post on architecture.  Let's change that.

I Am SO Glad I Got Out Of The Artillery When I Did.

I got nuthin.  Really. Nuthin.

Numbers.

Mitt Romney stopped in Baton Rouge today for a quick bite at the City Club with some of his friends - and came away with a couple million to help him return America to well, being America.  Good for him.  MoveOn and others from The Left / Minstream Media crowd also showed up, too.  Wasn't much of a crowd...

    (image copyright Red Stick Rant)

A Light Shines In The Darkness...

...And The Episcopal Church (tm) has finally overcome it.

Some Profiles in Irrelevance.

15 July 2012

Hey, Barry...

...How's that 'Arab Spring' thing working out for us in Egypt?

Increase civil discourse?  Embrace religious tolerence

Get back to me in between fundraisers.

14 July 2012

Please Let This Be True

Oh, please, yes.. But we have been let down before...

Meet The New Birthers

"Bainers".

Hey, Saint Peter...

...Looks like you're going have to add another tabernacle: One for Jesus, one for Moses, one for Elijah, one for... Barack Obama.
Any wonder why I'm leaving The Episcopal Church (tm)?

12 July 2012

Yep. I'm Back.

So, dear readers, let's get this show (back) on the road:

What do Swamp People eat?  Well, if you send them to Congress, bureaucrats.

The Concept, people uterly unclear on, example of.

Next time you hear some member of The Left / Mainstream Media prattle on about Ronmey's outsourcing, just remember that, under Obama, we now have to bum rides from the Russians to get into space.

Indeed.

When talking firearms, two words that should never, ever be used together:  "tactical rimfire".  Unless you want serious gun owners to, y'know, snicker at you behind your back... 

Submarine design:  Ur doin it wrong.

Our ObamaCare future.

Follow the little blue line...

The 12th-Century Boys combine Sharia and a Kalashnikov and show how they respect, um, the dignity of every human being.  Not exactly "Go, and sin no more".


01 July 2012

I'm Baaaack. Well, Almost.

See you (the two or three of my regular readers who sill check in, and the paranoid who have shown up recently) in a few days.