22 November 2013

Best. Twitter. Response. Ever.

From Scott at The Hayride:, one Congressman's classic tweet puts the last five years in sharp perspective.

And if you are not reading The Hayide, well, you should. Scott is on a roll.

07 November 2013

We Won't Get Fooled Again. Well, Maybe.

Dear Readers, if you truly believe in individual liberty, limited government and the Constitution, remember this when you step up to the ballot box: A vote for the Libertarian Party candidate is really a vote for the Democrat candidate.

02 November 2013

George Santayana, Call Your Office.

“Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.”

Well, Dear Readers, meet the the doomed generation:



This is our future. And you wonder why Obama was elected and re-elected?

30 October 2013

Today's Required Reading.

Modernism, sucks.
All of modernism is a pit, into which beauty must be eradicated. Tragedy must not exist. Art is a kind of self-mocking joke. Judgementalism is the only true crime and is not permitted. The moderns are incapable of seeing that to like something is to pass judgement, and requires the disliking of something else. Perfect egalitarianism does not exist in the universe, and is impossible in the art world, in nature, or in human affairs. The galleries will never again discover genius like Leonardo or Breker so long as they contain trouts nailed to walls and televisions playing static. They exist within that vacuum of intellectual nihilism, from which there is no escape. Perpetually pushing invisible boundaries like hamsters on a wheel. If, as I believe, we are not actually doomed to this abstraction as part of a long-suffering demise, as Spengler would have us believe, then a revision of style is possible. There are still those that might break through this obscurity, rediscover beauty and the perfection of idea that comes from the mind of a single man, acting on instinct. Cut away the useless fat of a hundred years and start again from where Art Nouveau and to some degree Art Deco left off. But at this late stage it involves a courageous negation of hubris. Those lone warriors must strive for those ideas that can be retrieved from the perpetual wellspring of true creativity, that flowed about the great minds of antiquity like a raging river. Ideas and work that is not abstract or indefinable, but natural, primordial, and the product of intense labour and a devotion to an orderly ├Žsthetic.

15 October 2013

The Bishop's New Clothes.

Real Clear Religion looks at the worst vestments in Christendom today, and - surprise! - The Episcopal Church (tm) sweeps the field. Katherine Jefferts-Schori's famous 'Technicolor Oven Mitt' is number one. My fellow Anglican blogger Christopher Johnson gets a shout-out for his excellent Bad Vestments blog.

14 October 2013

Prediction Fail.

March 2013: Hanry Chao, one of the chief IT architects for the ObamaCare the "exchanges": "Let's just make sure it's not a Third-World experience."

October 2013: Yep. It's a Third-World experience.

I guess turning us into is Cuba is the transformative hope and change you millennials were looking for. With Zimbabwe's fiscal policy and Iran's tolerance thrown in for good measure.

The Barack Obama Work Ethic.

Welcome to America, transformed:
Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.

Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left.
UPDATE: More here.

UPDATE: And more over at The Hayride.

RELATED: Mother of 15 demands: "Somebody, needs to pay for all my children . . . somebody needs to be held accountable, and they need to pay." And by "somebody", of course, she means you and me. The same people who (almost) paid for all those groceries in Mansfield.

10 October 2013

Say What You Want About Chris Christie...

...But if you debate the man, he will own you. Own. You. An utterly Reagan-esque response to a petty nipple-tweak:



Sad thing is, I bet Ms. Buono's campaign staff spent hours coming up with that line.

And The Winner Of This Year's Ben Franklin Look-Alike Contest Is...

...Aging hippie and Obama's IRS enforcer, Sarah Hall Ingram:

























"A penny saved, is a penny you owe the government"
- Poor Barack's Almanac

07 October 2013

Heeeeeeeeeere's... Hypocrisy!

Seems Johnny Carson, who loved to put down gun owners and hunters, "carried a .38 pistol on his hip in a holster."

Once again proving the point that the elite in this country think their lives are worth defending, but ours aren't.

We're not, y'know... important.

Sweet Dreams vs. The Wrecking Ball.

Annie Lennox, who could send adolescent boys (and not a few grown men) to their bunk with just a look and a riding crop back in the 80's, has a few things to say about the about the twerk-a-jerk performances passing for music these days. Sweet Dreams.

06 October 2013

Oh, The Irony:

Seems Woody Guthrie wrote the ultimate Obama Shutdown protest song.

So let's all sing along with Woody's son, Arlo, - a fellow Libertarian Republican. You know the words.

Republicans should start singing this outside every closed monument, park, historic house, ocean, etc. And don't forget this stanza:
As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

03 October 2013

In 15 Years, This Young Boy Will Clearly Be A Man To Be Reckoned With.

He unashamedly scales the living room wall.

In his underwear.



The best I did was ride my bike in my underwear on a dare. On the 10-point scale of awesomeness, this rates about a 12. Maybe a 12.5.

This Man Has A Bright Future On CBS or CNN.

Want to know why Low-Information Voters tend to vote Democrat? Their deep, learned understanding of the Constitution and the Law. With stellar reasoning like that, you can see why they think Barack Obama is a "constitutional expert."

The Entire Obama Presidency Defined In One Single Picture.



Can a dramatic disaster event that can be blamed on the shut-down - say, a fire in the Reichstag - be far behind?

02 October 2013

Sorry, But There Is No Other Way To Put This.

We have been completely and utterly fucked. Looks like that comparison of ObamaCare to the Fugitive Slave Act may be accurate after all.

So it's bloody high time the party of Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln remember it's roots and become, once again, the party to abolish slavery. Being owned by a government is no different, and no less repugnant, than being owned by another man.

29 September 2013

A Funny SNL Skit?

Hell, I didn't even know they were on the air anymore.



Bet Loren Michaels got a pleasant phone call from Valerie Jarrett after this.

Hattip: The Hayride.

27 September 2013

With Obama And Holder Calling The Shots, This Comes As No Surprise.

Greenville Wal-Mart Shooter Picked Victims By Race:
A man who shot four people near a Greenville Wal-Mart in June picked out his victims because they were white, according to several indictments handed down against him. (emphasis RSR)

23 September 2013

Good Question.

"The Christians in the United States, do they care about what’s happening to the Christians here (in the Middle East)?”

Good question. Let's take at look at my denomination. Uh, nope. But 'Laptop' the Canterbury Cathedral cat has died. Oh, the woe!

My friends in the UMC? Yep. They're paying attention.

My brothers and sisters on the other side of the Tiber? Yep, again.

But the meta-questions is, what will we, as Christians, do about it?

Religion Of Peace (tm) Watch. (Updated and Bumped)

It's been a particularly busy weekend of evangelizing for the Religion of Peace (tm):

Kenya: "The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted."

Pakistan: "The attack occurred as worshipers left the All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar, after a service on Sunday morning."

For much, much more, go here.

UPDATE 23SEPT13: Something you won't find in the American Mainstream Media - unvarnished coverage of the Nairobi shopping center killings: "Survivors said they saw fellow shoppers mercilessly executed after being singled out as non-Muslim." Read the whole thing.

Board of Education vs. Brown.

The Left / Mainstream Media (Academia Division) is bringing back 'separate but equal'.

Alas, the post title should really be 'Board of Education vs. White'. I mean, how soon will it be before Eric Holder turns the fire hoses on a Tea Party rally? The Left / Mainstream Media are already advocating their political opponents be killed - see this, and this.

19 September 2013

Well, That Would Explain Janet Reno.

Gennifer Flowers claims that Bill told her Hillary Clinton was bisexual.

What? You Were Actually Expecting Marcus Welby?

Remember hearing back in the summer when the Schutzstaffel, sorry, Mainstream Media, was reporting Team Hopenchange's upcoming full-cout media blitz to "sell" ObamaCare before the "exchanges" come online 1 October 1? Well, that's only 12 days off. I don't know about you, but, I haven't seen anything nationally pushing the joys of Kathleen Sebelius having access to your pap-smear results. But I have seen these:





Hattip: The Hayride.

Can Republicans Become The Party Of The People?

Good question. Short answer: Yes. But the GOP has to start acting like Republicans to do it.

In many respects we already are the party of the people. The GOP has 40-60% of the country ideologically, depending on the issue. What we need is to quit balkanizing ourselves through factional identity infighting between libertarian conservatives, social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, pro-defense conservatives, pro-business conservatives - something our opponents promote heavily, by the way, and use to isolate us - and focus on the big picture with which we all agree.

And, we need to learn to grow a pair. Fighting for what you believe in is no fault.

Bias? What Media Bias? Stupid Is As Stupid Does Edition.

My wife had on some insipid infotainment staple of The Left / Mainstream Media (that Charlie Rose guy is on it) this morning, and they were, of course, towing the approved line about how Boehner and the GOP are insane, and were going to shut down the government in order to stop ObamaCare because they wouldn't raise the debt ceiling. And they had the obligatory sound bite of Dear Leader sounding all leaderlike. Somehow, they missed this bit of Orwellian, or just out-and-out stupid, logic by Dear Leader in the same speech.:
Now, this debt ceiling -- I just want to remind people in case you haven't been keeping up -- raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy.
And hate is love, freedom is slavery, war is peace. Got it.

18 September 2013

Ordinary Citizens, 1...

...Product of the Grand Rapids Public Schools, 0. It's A Teachable Moment if you think about it. First, this is how ordinary citizens should act when a fellow citizen in is in distress. Second, if the coward formerly on the bike did not want to be pinned to the pavement, she should not have tried to steal an old lady's purse.

Bias? What Media Bias?

The New York Times and President Obama met recently, metrosexual-to-metrosexual, for an off-the-record chat about Syria. Now why would they do that? I wonder...

Big Rock Candy Health Care.

This Tele-Tubby-level Oregon PSA aimed at 20-somethings is The Left / Mainstream Media's wet dream of Obamacare. All that's missing are a few unicorns and Obama's radiant face as the sun.



Hey, hipsters - news flash: You were "free to be healthy" long before ObamaCare, but you had to pay for it yourself for it like real grown-ups. Grown-ups are the people whose house you moved back into after you finished grad school and the Starbucks cut your hours to part-time.

17 September 2013

Well, There's Our Problem.

Over at Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds compares the response to a mass shooting incident in 1966 with this most recent tragedy. Difference seems to be that, back in 1966, free men and women were allowed to be - and expected to be - free men and women. Today, not so much. We're expected to act like Europeans.

And the car Aaron Alexis drove to the Washington Navy Yard? A Toyota Prius. Which he was able to rent without any kind of background check. It's clear we need an Executive Order right away to ban the importation of these "assault vehicles". I mean, if it will save one life...

Today's Public Service Announcement.

Because Red Stick Rant cares:

16 September 2013

The Bright Side Of The Street.

This is a personal rant. Move on if you, well, have a life.

Still here? OK. Since my surgery in May I walk in the evenings. Several miles (about 3.5 now) a night. And I live in one of those 1950's suburbs that decided sidewalks are obsolete, or cause crime or something, so walking and running in these parts is done in the street. Which brings up an interesting human / large-hunk-of-metal-hurtling-at-you dialogue. I know that, technically, pedestrians have the right of way, but even my fat arse has enough self-preservation skills to realize the right-of-way belongs to the distracted teenager in a Honda Civic. When it is still light out, this is all no big deal - you see each other at distance, both move out of the way, and wave politely as you pass (this is, after all, Baton Rouge).

But when it gets dark earlier, as it does nowadays, things get somewhat murkier. Even with my ample volume in light-colored clothes, I am hard to see after dusk. So it is not unusual to have someone flip on their brights for a few seconds to confirm my presence and to see that, yes, I have moved over to the grass side of the curb and out of their way. They will still veer left a bit to politely give a wide berth (this is, after all, Baton Rouge).

Until last night. An oncoming car - with those burn-thru-concrete, even-Ray-Charles-can-see-them, xenon/LED/laser headlights that German and Japanese car-makers love, obviously saw me, flipped on their brights, and then the inconsiderate bastard left them on as he/she/it approached. They only flipped them off once past me. I couldn't see shit. Well yes I could, metaphorically, because when they past I recognized the vehicle and it's occupants. It wasn't a surprise.

Why is this blog-worthy? Because, first, it's my blog and it annoyed me. Second, I want folks to realize those out walking / running at night are blinded when you put your hi-beams on them. It may help you, but we can't see the broken catch basin right in front of us. Please be considerate.

Here endith the rant.

Happy Birthday, Sinker-Yankee!

Enjoy:

No, THIS A Gun.

You have a .22 cal knockoff HK MP5 look-alike with a fake silencer?

I'm SO impressed.



Yes, that is a real Bofors 40mm cannon, made by Firestone during WWII, and will grace the stern of our little cabin cruiser project.

15 September 2013

And Now For Something Completely Different...

...A trailer for 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' if Jerry Bruckheimer had done it.
It would have sucked, too.

Thank You For That Smackdown, Mr. Putin...

...May we have another?
President Obama declared that the United States is still prepared to act militarily to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons despite the decision to pursue a diplomatic deal and not strike Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons.
The only people shaking in their boots over Barry's threats are those laughing that hard.

Another Great Moment In 'Smart Diplomacy'.

Today's installment: Syria, Christians, and Al Qaeda; oh, my.
Maaloula is a special place. It has been a safe haven for Christians for 2,000 years - until now. It was a place of refuge so secure in its rugged mountain isolation that a dialect of the language of Christ, Aramaic, is still spoken here. But not today.

Its Christian community of 2,000 has fled. In the tight alleyways and streets that wind up the Maaloula's mountainside their language has been replaced by the Arabic of two bitter enemies: rebels from three Islamist groups and the soldiers of President Bashar al-Assad.

...

The rebels claim they took Maaloula to punish the Christians there for supporting the Assad government, a support that is real but tepid. For most Christians in Syria the fear of what Islamists might do if they win this war outweighs any dislike they have for Assad's system.

On Saturday, in a Damascus church heavy with gold and grief, they mourned the Christians killed in the battle. The framed photographs of the dead sat next to the holy icons of the Greek Orthodox faith, some men in the pews bandaged from injuries they'd received. "We blame Obama", one woman in black yelled at me, "he should have the Nobel peace prize taken away from him - he is helping the rebels who killed our Christian brothers".
Read it all.

This being Sunday, let's see what my denomination has to say. Well... uh... there is this standard issue "I do not believe further violence is likely to end the tragedy" boilerplate from The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Politburo President and Pope Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church (tm). But half the statement is just Kate's fawning praise of Obama for taking his smackdown by Putin like a real metrosexual:
I applaud President Obama’s restraint and willingness to look for diplomatic solutions — changing position requires courage of the first order. It is a sign of profoundly care-filled leadership both to test the possibility of other, more creative and life-giving solutions and to put the needs of vulnerable populations ahead of one’s own image or reputation.

13 September 2013

"He Fights."

The post title was Abraham Lincoln's famous response to reporters who wanted to know why he stuck with U.S. Grant even after blistering attacks by the press and members of his own party. I think the same response sums up the GOP rank-and-file response to Rand Paul. He fights.

And, he wins. Yes, so does Chris Christie, but he is the darling of the GOP establishment.

Me? As a pro-defense, pro-American exceptionalism, small-l libertarian Republican, I'm on the fence. Both Paul and Christie have a lot to offer the GOP, and I like - and get frustrated - with both. Both are playing very long games - something that the post-Reagan/W. crowd did not. Paul and Christie are the de facto leaders of the two main camps in the GOP now, and them finding unity is the only the GOP is going to win in 2016.

10 September 2013

The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is Outmoded, They Say.

Riiight. Tell that to these Mexicans. Quote of the day week year:
A 47-year-old bureaucrat, who is sure that she will be killed if the gang retakes her town, said of her decision to join the cause: “I may live one year or 15, but I will live free." (emphasis RSR)
Old World Problem. New World Response.

08 September 2013

Liar, Liar, Mom-jeans On Fire!

Remember, dear readers, it was just last month The One claimed, "There is no spying on Americans."

Oops.

Today The Washington Post - yes, THAT Washington Post - says that Team Hopenchange had the restrictions on spying on Americans removed:
The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.
And just who had those restrictions put into place to protect Americans privacy? WaPo is a bit vague on that:
The court in 2008 imposed a wholesale ban on such searches at the government’s request, said Alex Joel, civil liberties protection officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). (emphasis RSR)
Hmmm. Now what Administration was running the government back in 2008? I wonder...

07 September 2013

Neville Again!

What if someone, say, P. J. O'Rourke, replaced famous figures in history with Barack Obama? You would get, well, this:
One if by land, and two if by sea, and three if by air, and four if by drones .  .  . Or is it two if by land, and one if by sea? .  .  . However, there will be no deployment of Colonial ground forces. So it’s two if by ship-launched cruise missiles .  .  . Or is it three if by airstrikes? .  .  . Anyway, the British aren’t coming.

The Astounding World Of The Future.

Never buy anything a Utopian is selling. Here's why:



Best laid plans and all that.

Exactly.

What he said: Why The Gun Is Civilization. Read it all.

04 September 2013

That Red Line...

...Is getting much thinner. And yes, you said that, Mr. President.

Petard, Your Own, Hoist By. Syrian Edition.

Rand Paul kicks ass. Proof.

If he and Christie can get it together, we have our dream team for 2016.

The Old College Try.

Ever watch one of those lopsided college football games where a top-ranked university played some small-time regional school, and of course whipped their ass? Like, 70-0? And the best the commentators can say was the small school "tried their best"?

Well, that pretty much sums up this Hollywood excuse for going to war with Syria. Sadly, De Niro is right about Obama - he is trying his best. And therein lies the crux of most all our current problems, dear readers: Obama's best isn't good enough. We've sent Furman out to play LSU.

03 September 2013

One Can Only Hope.

Are we nearing the end of Fannie and Freddie?

It's Time For John Boehner To Go.

We do not need a return to the GOP dhimmitude mindset of pre-1992. We cannot afford it. This country cannot survive it. Please Rep. Boehner, for the good of this nation, hand the Speaker's gavel over to someone who has a spine. Now.

Let Me Fix That Headline For You.

'Obama Punts Putts to Congress Over Military Action in Syria'

Or, as The Grey Man put it: The Blink Heard 'Round The World.

02 September 2013

Medici Bank and Trust.

Just like Obama/Bloomberg/Pelosi have done wonders in growing the firearms industry, the Dodd/Frank/Durbin banking "reforms" are growing the pawn industry. Banking like it was in, I don't know, the 1400's. Now that's reform.

Your Syrian Policy Must Be Working, Mr. President...

...Even Canadians are laughing at us.

Good News.

I hope this kind of thing happens everywhere stooges for the anti-choice 'Mayors Against Civil Rights' shows up. Michael Bloomberg - the George Wallace of our day.

To Boldly Twerk Where No One Has Twerk'd Before.

Happy Labor Day, Everyone:

29 August 2013

4:24 PM. Eight Years Ago.

The moment the flood waters rose enough to stop this clock in Lakeview on 29 August 2005. They continued to rise another four and one half feet.


(Image by RSR)

There will be no other posts today.

27 August 2013

Now That's An Ancestral Tree.

One of the first fruit trees planted in America is still alive and well at age 383.

A Country As Wealthy As Ours??

Barry? Hello? We're not a wealthy country anymore. We're 'effing broke. And a whole lot more broke today than we were in January 2009, thanks to you.

And I'm sure that, for some people, ObamaCare will be cheaper than their cell phone bill.

Like people who get free ObamaPhones, for instance.

NOPD = Not Our Problem, Dude

Guy gets beaten up in the Quarter.  Caught on video.  NOPD shows up, rules it "unfounded".

26 August 2013

Battle Los Angeles.

The City of Los Angeles is whining about other places luring away movie and TV production - places with low taxes and reasonable costs of doing business. And their solution? Declare an "emergency" and appoint a "czar". A little late, guys. Remember, in 2008, the movie 'Battle Los Angeles' was filmed... right here in Baton Rouge. Really.

23 August 2013

First, The Tea Parties...

...Now, the American Legion. In Obama's America, being proud of your country is fast becoming a criminal offense. Unless you're proud of Obama...

20 August 2013

You Knew It Would Come To This.

How desperate is the Muslim Brotherhood to stop the recent revolution by Egyptians who want to live in the 21st Century? This desperate. Even the  Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion makes an appearance.

If Obama Had A Son...

Would he look like murdered baseball player Chris Lane, or like his alleged killers, who took Lane's life because:
"They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: `There's our target,"' Ford said. "The boy who has talked to us said, `We were bored and didn't have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody."'

He said they followed the 22-year-old Lane, a student from Melbourne attending college on a baseball scholarship, in a car and shot him in the back before driving off.

Ford told the television station KOCO in Oklahoma City that one of the teens said they shot Lane for "the fun of it."
If Obama weighs in on this murder - and I think he will - it will not be to decry for the total lack of human values of these alleged killers, or the senseless taking of a life because of it. Seems the Australians (Lane was an Australian) are recommending Aussies "think twice" about travel to the US until the America 'does something' about guns. As if the gun was bored and didn't have anything to do so it decided to kill somebody for the fun of it. But no matter, Barry and friends never let a tragedy go to waste - especially when it comes to guns, or when it comes deflecting what The Left / Mainstream Media has done to Black America in the last 50 years.

Maybe Chris Lane should have been wearing a hoodie and just bought some Skittles...

UPDATE 21AUG2013: “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.”

Well, There's Your Problem.

ObamaCare as a flow chart. There are circuit boards in your smart phone that are simpler. But since ObamaCare was never was about health care, but about control - control of your lives to control government costs - our masters see this maze as a feature, not a bug. Bonus points: Can you find the "If you like your current doctor / insurance you can keep it" bubble? Yeah, me either.

And remember, Louisiana voters, Sen. Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu (D-DC), thinks ObamaCare is just peachy (for you, anyways) and says she'd vote for it again!

19 August 2013

Knew Math.

The video below is making the viral rounds of my Righty friends right now as a 'gotcha!' against the national 'Common Core' curriculum being pushed by Team Hopenchange:



But before anyone dives headlong under the couch because of what is, at best, a stupid example used in making a point, listen to it again. There seems to be more of this conversation before and after this clip which, I believe, might well explain the comment in context. They seem to be talking about understanding how a student is thinking. That in itself is not a bad thing. You cannot get little Johnny to understand that 3*4=12 if he cannot articulate how he erroneously got to 11.

Is this video proof that 'Common Core' is THEENDOFTHEWORLDASWEKNOWIT? No. It was a video of a stupid example, used stupidly. I am not going hide under the couch because of 'Common Core', anymore than I am going to hide under the couch because of 'Agenda 21', or 9/11 conspiracies. Besides, there are ain't much room under the couch round these parts.

That said, your humble blogger is very ambivalent about this 'Common Core' thing. While we need high standards, rigorously applied, in our elementary and secondary public schools, is setting national, one-size-fits-all standards authored by Big Government and the Education Lobby really the best way to do it? I do not think so. What we need is to get Washington, and the unaccountable bureaucrats and the and special-interest education lobbies, out of the classroom. What happens in local classrooms belongs under local control.

18 August 2013

Having Fun At An OFA Rally Before The Media Arrives.

Here's the raw feed:



It's amazing what Mainstream Media CGI can do with this these days.

17 August 2013

It's Not The Lie; It's The Cover-Up.

Remember, Dear Readers, when Obama went on national television the other day to assure us proles that "there is no spying on Americans" by his NSA?

Well fast forward to Thursday and we find out - Oops! - they have been snooping on Americans. For years. "Accidentally" or something.

And now we find out Team Hopenchange tried to interfere with negative press about the NSA being published.

This is the kind of thing that got Nixon pitched out. But since the 'Fast and Furious' Cover-up, the Benghazi Cover-up,  and the AP / Rosen Targeting Cover-up, or the IRS Cover-up haven't done it, I don't think this one will. Those who think themselves above the Law have no shame, much less honor.

15 August 2013

Equality.

If you listen to The Left / Mainstream Media narrative, you will learn that Concealed Carry is simply a very dangerous way for certain men (namely white, Christian, middle-class conservatives) to compensate for their inadequacies, and it has never stopped a single crime from happening. So clearly, this didn't occur.

Krotz Springs Is Now Famous For Three Things.

If you've done any amount of traveling in the Bayou State, you know that the town of Krotz Springs, Louisiana, is famous for two things:

1) Having a name that will make for hours of sophomoric jokes about "Crotch Springs" as you speed down US 190.

2) Speed trap central, in case you are actually speeding down US 190. (And by speeding, they mean 45.000001 MPH or better)

But now, apparently, Krotz Springs is going to be famous for a third thing: Sweetheart deals from Obama's EPA. Of course, Sen. Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landreiu (D-DC) was unavailable for comment.

12 August 2013

The Lord's Prayer...

...2013 Update.

Hey, Barack Obama!...

...You just finished spinning the NSA scandal and declaring the IRS scandal 'phony'. What are you going to do now?

"I'm going to Martha's Vineyard and stay at the $7.6 million, 5,000 square foot home of a rich, Wall Street fatcat."

Because, y'know, a week at DisneyWorld with the kids is for the little people.

11 August 2013

Forward!

Harken back to 2008, dear readers, to those bad old days when open ridicule of a sitting President was not only a freedom - but patriotic! - and George W. Bush masks were de reguer at your local protest march. Aren't you glad that kind of thing isn't allowed anymore.

I loved this part: “The crowd went wild."

07 August 2013

Eh Tu, Ezra?

I mean, when even Ezra Klein sees it...

Why Conservatives Are Smarter Than Liberals.

We like get getting laid more than we like doing crossword puzzles. No, really. It's scientific.

Maybe that's why you see lots more leg on 'Fox and Friends' than you do in, say, The New York Times.

Here, Let Me Fix That Headline For You.

Hunting animals could return to parts of New Orleans. Hunting humans in the Big Easy has never stopped. Even though it has been banned for far longer than the hunting of animals.

Obama Voter Of The Week.

Dear Readers, I give you the hope and change of one Vivencia 
Bellegarde:
A Cadillac-driving OUI suspect — charged with running a Boston Globe delivery truck off Interstate 93 and onto the Leverett Connector — was carrying three EBT cards, mocked a cop “for paying for food when she gets it for free” and threatened to put a voodoo curse on him, according to a police report.

“I questioned her as to why she had other peoples (sic) EBT cards and she 
began screaming that I was a ‘dumb (expletive)’ for paying for food when she gets it for free,” trooper William Koko­cinski wrote of Vivencia 
Bellegarde, 25, of Everett, noting she had her own electronic benefits transfer card and also the cards of two other people.

“She repeatedly called me a racist and told me she was from Haiti and she was gonna ‘put voodoo on my white (expletive),’” Kokocinski wrote. “(She) told me to Google her name and find out who I was ‘(expletive) with’. She further explained that her name translated means ‘give life take life’ and she emphasized ‘TAKE LIFE’. She then shouted that she was ‘coming for all you white (expletives).’”
Justice for Trayvon. Yeah, that must be it.

06 August 2013

(BUMPED) The Government-Subsidized Obama Edsel Continues To Sell Like...

...An Edsel. A whopping 1,788 Chevy Volt's were sold in July. By comparison, full-size pick-ups - which our Gaia-loving betters back in 2009 declared no one wanted anymore - had 162,177 sales in July. That means Americans were 90 times more likely to buy that uniquely American ride, the pickup, than the Euro-wussy wet dream being pushed on us by the central planners at Team Hopenchange.

UPDATE: Remember, back in 2007-08: "GM expects to sell at least 100,000 Volts a year from day one."

UPDATE 06AUG13: Hey, everybody, it's a Chevy Volt Fire Sale! (pun intended) Seems Government Motors will be selling these things at even more of a loss.

God's Giant Spirograph Of Doom.

To hell with Global Warming. It's a wonder we made it this far:

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World.

05 August 2013

Chicken Little Goes On Alert.

Is this 'find a helmet' time, or 'put on the f*^#ing helmet' time?  DHS needs to be more specific.

The Ron White Alert System referenced is here. (language warning)

04 August 2013

If Obama Had a Son...

...he wouldn't look like this kid, so who gives a shit?

Bet this is not ruled a 'hate crime', and these three thugs, plus the do-nothing bus driver, will all walk. Justice for Trayvon or something.

Hattip: The Political Commentator.

Fake But... Shuddup. Racism.

Tawana Brawley, the liar that Al Sharpton used as his vehicle to race-hustling stardom, is finally paying for ruining an innocent man's life.

03 August 2013

Turning His Back...

...On secular democracy in Egypt. Obama, that is. And Egypt ain't too happy about it.

I mean, really. What did they expect? Barry is so far up the arse of the Muslim Brotherhood he could do a colonoscopy.

Bambi Must Die!

Has our world gone insane? Yes. But don't worry - it's regulations:
"[There were] nine [Department of Natural Resources] agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth," Mr. Schulze told WISN 12. "It was like a SWAT team."

The agents were there to retrieve a baby deer named Giggles that was dropped off by a family worried she had been abandoned by her mother, the station reported. Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife.

"I said the deer is scheduled to go to the wildlife reserve the next day," Mr. Schulze told the station. "I was thinking in my mind they were going to take the deer and take it to a wildlife shelter, and here they come carrying the baby deer over their shoulder. She was in a body bag. I said, ‘Why did you do that?’ He said, ‘That’s our policy,’ and I said, ‘That’s one hell of a policy.'"

Bill Nye The AgitProp Guy.

What does it say about all that 'settled science' when Al Gore and Bill Nye can't even get a simple high-school physics experiment right?

I know, I know; Bill Nye and Al Gore aren't real scientists (they just play them on TV). But it begs the question: If a simple high-school experiment they claim proves anthropomorphic global warming actually disproves anthropomorphic global warming, what else has been faked in the name of the Green crusade?

Times Sells The Globe. Paul Krugman Hardest Hit.

The next time the The New York Times lectures us proles on how to run a successful business, remember - they suck at business:
The sale, for $70 million, would return the paper to local ownership after two decades in which it struggled to stem the decline in circulation and revenue. The price would represent a staggering drop in value for The Globe, which The Times bought in 1993 for $1.1 billion, the highest price paid for an American newspaper.
You buy in at $1.1 billion and sell at $70 million... Let's figure the profit here: nothing from nothing, carry the nothing...

31 July 2013

Sexting Before Twitter.

Seems the Clintons are livid at being compared to Anthony "Can't-Keep-It-In-His-Pants" Wiener and his wife.

Gee. I wonder why.

29 July 2013

"Hey, Craig Fugate!"

"Now that you've run FEMA, one of the most incompetent and bureaucratically inept branches of the Federal government that has consistently screwed Louisiana since August 2005, what are you going to do now?"

"I'm going to be Secretary of Homeland Security!"

Not if David Vitter (D-LA) has anything to say about it.

Only in Washington, DC, can the Peter Principle be exceeded.

If You Can't Make It...

...Fake it. It can get you to the top in all sorts of places. Like, President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, apparently:
Leslie Cohen Berlowitz, who has overseen the 233-year-old Cambridge honorary society for the past 17 years, had been on paid leave from the academy for more than a month after the Globe reported that she falsely claimed a doctorate from New York University and misstated her work history in federal grant applications and other documents over the past decade.
And what does a little resume padding get you? Well, in the world of non-profits, it seems quite a tidy sum. And you don't have to worry about staff morale or customer relations to earn your keep:
Berlowitz also came under fire for regularly berating staffers, micromanaging the academy’s affairs, barring scholars from viewing the academy’s historic archives, and receiving an outsized pay package -- more than $598,000 in fiscal year 2012 alone for an organization with only a few dozen staffers, several times what her peers were paid.

The Greatest Food In Human History.

And it's not organic, free-range arugula. I won't argue with the writer's conclusion, but clearly they have never sunk their teeth into a #4 with Hickory Sauce.

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!  I Blame Man-Made Global Warming. Or, CFC's.  Yeah, that's gotta be the reason.

Quick, send the Sierra Club a donation.  That should help.

To Protect And To...

...Run Away! Run Away! Run Away! Reason number 15,001 why concealed carry and 'stand your ground' matter:
A man who was brutally stabbed by Brooklyn subway slasher Maksim Gelman two years ago had his negligence case against the city dismissed in court yesterday, despite the fact that two transit officers had locked themselves in a motorman's car only a few feet from him at the time of the attack.
(Emphasis RSR)

And why did two of New York's finest suddenly imitate Brave Sir Robin?
The city, meanwhile, claimed that the NYPD had no "special duty" to intervene at the time, and that they were in the motorman's car because they believed Gelman (the assailant)had a gun.
Guess they missed What-A-Gun-Looks-Like-Day in Cop School. Next time some government-loving type starts prattling on about how we don't need a weapon because we have police, remind them that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Or, in this case, a motorman's car an a set of balls away.

Via: Instapundit.

UPDATE: On second thought, perhaps these two Sir Robins weren't real police, who are armed and trained, but ersatz cops. They do happen. One Louisiana state agency I know even gives shields and spiffy blue windbreakers, with the agency's name in big yellow letters on the back, to their plan reviewers - folks who sit behind desks with a red pen. Anyone can wear 5.11 pants, but not everyone is capable of rising to the duties that the 5.11 pants were designed for.

25 July 2013

Take This Down.

Seems the Feds now want your passwords:
The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user.
Dear Snoopy Fed-types,

I'll make it easy. Let me spell out my password for you. Got a pencil and paper? Good. I'll go slow to make sure there is no mistake. Ready? OK.

First letter is "F". What? Yes, it's all uppercase.
OK, now a "U".
Next is "C". Write neatly now.
And after that, a "K".
So far, so good? Great. Next is "space".
What?
Yes, I know it's the final frontier. But that's not important right now. Just make a little line after the 'K'. Like that. You're doing fine.
Next word begins with "Y".
What?
No, not 'why', the letter "Y". I don't know... why not? We're getting off point here. Did you write it down? OK.
Next letter. It's an "O". Make it nice and round. Dandy.
And the last letter is, "U".
That's it. Now, do a read back...

Still Crazy After All These Years.

Why Creative People Are Eccentric:
It isn’t just average Joes who perceive highly creative individuals as eccentric. These individuals often see themselves as different and unable to fit in. The latest findings in brain imaging, creativity research and molecular biology suggest that these perceptions are not just based on a few anecdotal accounts of “weird” scientists and artists. In fact, creativity and eccentricity often go hand in hand, and researchers now believe that both traits may be a result of how the brain filters incoming information.
UPDATE: A friend reminded me today of an incident that shows, first hand, how some folks look at eccentric/creative folks. An employee (they found out later) was so scared of a (mildly) eccentric colleague, that when he left she followed him around with a pistol as he packed up, worried he would go postal. I may be eccentric; but at least I'm not paranoid.

We're Doomed.

Parenting in the era of Hope and Change:
It’s easy to mock a “30 year old who lives with is parents.” My son is almost 29 and he’s been home with us since he graduated. Unfortunately the job market isn’t the greatest (maybe you hadn’t heard) and I’m not going to let him starve on the street. He has a college education, it’s pointless for him to be out working in a retail store or some other menial job. I will be here for him until he is able to get the job he deserves.
Read it all, including Matt Walsh's response. We are raising a generation of layabout, dependent child-men. No wonder Obama won.

24 July 2013

Good Kid 1, Bad Guy 0.

Another douchebag learns the meaning of "Second Amendment":
A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.
Apparently, this young lad did not listen to The President (pbuh) the other day when he said running away is the new American Way. I mean, the armed intruder wasn't trying to make the children go to church, or preventing the 12 year-old girl from getting an abortion, or stopping the boy from giving his teacher a blow job.

I'm Shocked. Shocked!

OK, not really. Seems lots of folks in Obama's housing bailout program are defaulting again:
Nearly 1.2 million mortgage modifications have been completed since the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was first launched four years ago. Yet more than 306,000 borrowers have re-defaulted on their loans and more than 88,000 are at risk of following suit, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) found in its quarterly report to Congress.
I'm not sure what the problem is here. The Democrats have - to their credit - succeeded in creating lots of "affordable" housing. Take Detroit, for example.

22 July 2013

Why Do Democrats Hate (All But One) Choice?

Because when working folks actually have a choice, they usually don't choose the way their Democrat betters want them to.

Tweet Of The Day.

Smackdown. Defined.

Putting On Heirs.

Here is all I have to say about that:



Congrats to the happy couple.

Not Even Cold.

What has our society come to when we can't even have a little respect for the dead? Seems Helen Thomas Halloween masks are already out. OK, maybe is isn't technically sold as a Helen Thomas mask, but the resembelence is striking. Add a red dress and a Hezbollah headband, and you, too, could get into the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Note:  Concept stolen from my buddy Stewart on Facebook. So you NSA guys know who to go after.

21 July 2013

Intolerent, Know-Nothing Dickheads.

Hey, all you hip, with it, upper-middle class kiddies who think they know everything because you have an iPad and taken a class or two, Pat Condell has a few words for you. Listen closely. It's called freedom of speech.

20 July 2013

Tonight's Required Video.

My sentiments exactly:



Hattip: The Hayride.

Moving Pictures.

New Orleans in the 1920's:



How much has changed; and how much looks the same.

19 July 2013

Fourth Amendment? What Fourth Amendment?

Someone should be writing a fat check and/or going to jail over this. And it's not the frightened girl or her boyfriend, either.

It's their home. If you don't have a warrant and they won't let you in, Mr. Rambo'ed up Po-Po, you don't come in. Period. I don't care how much 5.11 gear you're wearing. Enforcing the Law is no excuse for ignoring it.

Our Colorblind Senator.

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-DC) on the electorate in Louisiana:
“I think it’s a purple state, it can go Democrat or Republican. I’ve just tried to be independent for Louisiana and I think that’s what’s sustained me over time.”
Purple? Really? We just amended our Constitution with strongest language about the right to keep and bear arms in the nation, something our good Senator talks about but consistently votes against. On things like immigration, the environment, and the the Obama Agenda, Mary is almost always at odds with the wishes of the majority of Louisiana voters.

Independent? If you define "independent" as "Harry Reid's reliable bitch", then yes, Mary is... independent. Mary has only won by slim margins against weak candidates, and in '08 only because of the Obama surge. She will have neither in '14, but she will have a lot of a lot of people who remember her voting against her constituents, and for Obamacare, after Harry Reid made the infamous 'Louisiana Purchase'. The one color Mary Landrieu can always see is green.

'Ol Smokey. (UPDATED)

You, dear readers, paid $40,000 for this masterpiece to commemorate the job-killing tenure of Obama's recently resigned EPA head, Richard Windsor, sorry, Lisa Jackson.

Look closely, art fans, and help me out here. Is that smoke emanating from her ladyparts creating the rustic mountain stream? Or, is the clear spring water flowing, douche-like, in the other direction? Either way, it really, really creeps me out.

Creeps out my Congressman, Rep. Bill Cassidy, too, and he has introduced the EGO Act to stop such excess. Especially when the productive class in this country is still struggling.



UPDATE: I'm sorry, but I can't help myself.  CAPTION CONTEST!

Why Yes, I Do Smoke After Sex.

Now That's A Yeast infection.

The 2013 National Incontinence Awareness Week Poster was unveiled yesterday...

Friday Morning Palette Cleanser.

If you want to be a successful at anything, you need to start young.

Especially motivational speaking:



Hattip: Sippican Cottage.

18 July 2013

I'm Shocked. Shocked!

OK, Not really:
From Maine to Oregon, local floodplain managers say FEMA’s recent flood maps — which dictate the premiums that 5.5 million Americans pay for flood insurance — have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing FEMA’s mistakes.

“It’s been a mess,” Darling said. “It’s been a headache for a lot of people.”

Joseph Young, Maine’s floodplain mapping coordinator, said his office gets calls “almost on a daily basis” from homeowners who say they’ve been mapped in high-risk flood areas in error. More often than not, he said, their complaints have merit. “There’s a lot of people who have a new map that’s unreliable,” he said.
We're having similar issues here in Louisiana. But hey, it's FEMA. Like you expected competence?

16 July 2013

If This Is True, Then James O'Keefe Is An Douchebag.

I am A Tea Party, South Park Republican.  And there is no doubt James O'Keefe has done more than anyone to expose the hypocrisy and criminality of The Left / Mainstream Media in these last five years. He has gone after the truth where no one else would dare.

But this goes WAY beyond the pale. This wasn't about exposing abuse or fraud by the Democrats and their hangers on. This appears, from what the article indicates, to be a petty, personal vendetta.

Jim Letten is a friend of mine. He is, without a doubt, one of the finest and most honorable men I have had the pleasure to know. Know his wife and kids, too. And for O'Keefe to try to embroil them in his anger is not 'guerilla journalism'.  It is simply despicable. Despicable.

One correction, though, is necessary.  The article's insinuation that O'Keefe's ACORN videos were not accurate is bullshit.  They were no more "selectively edited" than a 60 Minutes expose video is "selectively edited".  Plus, O'Keefe released the full raw feed which backed the up his conclusion.  Ever see Morley Safer do that?

Why I Still Buy Hardcopy Books.

When '1984' becomes, well, '1984', well, something's wrong.

I understand the need to delete this from Amazon's site, but deleting it from your Kindle without your knowledge? What else can they do?

15 July 2013

Today's Wicked Cool.

Human-powered helicopter.  Really:

Downfall - Angela Corey Style.

OK, Adolph's half the size and not as butch, but yeah.

I'll Take 'A Convenient Shooting' For 5,000,000 Votes, Alex.

When is the prosecution of George Zimmerman not about race? When it's all about race.

To be fair, this case was never really about race - or justice, for that matter - but deflection and votes. Race was simply the means to that end. Obama needed to focus his base in 2012 away from his disastrous presidency, and turn out that base in record numbers. What better way than to have a modern day Emmett Till to parade around, with George Zimmerman as a useful Bull Conner? Add to that Obama's working to suppress the opposition (and mostly white) vote, plus the willing and eager help of the Mainstream Media to accomplish both, he was able to pull it off. (OK, a milquetoast Republican candidate didn't help...)

If this was truly about race, then the folks who should be up in arms right now are the Hispanics. Zimmerman is, by today's definition, Hispanic, not white. But Obama needed the Hispanic vote, too. When Zimmerman's ethnic origins came out, his description in The Left / Mainstream Media moved quickly, Orwell-like, from "white" to "white Hispanic". Had you ever heard of the classification of 'white Hispanic' before, dear readers? How about a 'black Hispanic'? Me, either. Since one of his parents was white, they claim, then Zimmerman was "white". By this definition then, Barack Obama is not our first African-American president - but our first 'white African-american' president.

If whipping up racial tension wasn't the goal of Obama and his supporters in The Left / Mainstream Media, then why keep the "white" descriptor in there? Because it maximized black anger and liberal guilt, and it kept this from becoming a black vs. Hispanic thing. Which generated votes for Obama in 2012. And that, dear readers, is the only reason George Zimmerman is a household name today.

13 July 2013

Today's Musical Interlude.

Take it away, Johnny.

Professunls.

Remember, dear readers - according to The Left / Mainstream Media, bloggers like me are not real media. Those J-school experts would never do something this stupid. No siree.

12 July 2013

11 July 2013

Impartial Application Of The Laws Is SOOOOO Yesterday.

I hope like hell this is not true, or is being misinterpreted, or being blown way out of proportion. I pray that it be so.  If not, and the United States Justice Department did indeed work to purposely whip up racial anger and hatred, then I think a line been crossed.

And those in government need to be put back on their side of the line.  By force of Law if possible (and some contemplative jail time), but they need to be restrained.  That is, after all, what the US Constitution is - a giant restraining order on the government taken out by the People.

Obama and his henchmen have decided for themselves which laws to enforce and when they will enforce them; they have used the powers of government to hinder and harass their political opponents; they have spent billions of taxpayer money to enrich their cronies and benefactors; and they have bent, folded, spindled and mutilated the U.S. Constitution.

If this had happened with a Republican President, The Left / Mainstream would screaming for impeachment. And thy would be right, and I would support them.  But given their idol-worship of Obama, what we will hear is hypocritical crickets.  We have heard them many times before in the last five years.

08 July 2013

More for The Landfill.

Once again, Team Hopenchange's national busy-bodies are forcing food on our kid's school lunch plates that they won't eat. Kids don't make food choices based on "an affordable and nutritious high-protein option". Duh. Makes you wonder if any of these people was ever a kid.

Or rather, I'm beginning to think this country is being run by those weaselly kids in school who would rat you out to the teacher, and always seemed to run for student council.

Why Not? They Lied To Us About ObamaCare.

A government without honor wants us to use the 'honor system'.

OK. So let's do to them what they do to us:  Lie.

More Adventures From The Bureaucrat Chronicles - 'What Difference Does It Make Now?' Edition.

Another shining example of the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges:
A State Department officer has been accused of selling visas for sex and money in what may have been a massive human trafficking operation, The Daily Caller has learned.

The State Department acknowledged last week that one of its officials is the target of a probe over “allegations of improprieties relating to a Consular Officer formerly assigned to Georgetown, Guyana” without providing further details. Local media are also claiming the official, who was recently withdrawn from normal duties pending completion of an official investigation, associated with drug lords as part of his visa scam.
Look for The Left / Mainstream Media to do their best to sweep under the rug, like all of the Obama scandals. Look Proles! A Kardashian Baby!

Today's Five Minutes Hate.

A Harvard professor says white people should die:
A Harvard professor wants to abolish the white race.

Noel Ignatiev, a founder of a journal called Race Traitor and a fellow at Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute, a leading black-studies department, argues in the current issue of Harvard Magazine that "abolishing the white race" is "so desirable that some may find it hard to believe" that anyone other than "committed white supremacists" would oppose it.
Welcome to Obama's transformative change. At least it's out in the open now.

Friends.

And John Corzine, who bundled magabucks for Obama's campaigns, clearly has friends at the DOJ. In Obama's America, it's not what you did - it's who you know.

And Now For Something, Completely Different.

Engineers, Cats, and Monty Python:


The original 'An Engineer's Guide to Cats' is here.

Tofu Makes You Stupid.

No, really.  It's science!

07 July 2013

Fever Swamp People.

Every now and again, just for fun, I venture over to Infowars.com to see what the tinfoilers are up to. They do not disappoint.

Here's another commenter.  And another.  Boy, they REALLY don't like Jews.

Call Me Cynical...

...But I ain't buying it. 'Ging-Giss' John Kerry, our part-time Secretary of State, has taken some heat recently for focusing on his yachting skills while Egypt burns. Now, suddenly, this:
"Teresa Heinz Kerry, leading philanthropist and wife of US Secretary of State John F. Kerry, was at Massachusetts General Hospital tonight after being rushed this afternoon to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, where a hospital spokesman had said she was in critical but stable condition.

Heinz Kerry, 74, was stricken with an unspecified medical condition this afternoon and taken by ambulance to the local hospital, accompanied by her husband, according to Glen Johnson, spokesman for Kerry.

Noah Brown, public information officer for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, verified that Heinz Kerry arrived at the hospital this afternoon, but said he could not disclose the nature of her illness.
Sorry, Dear Readers, but my Massachusetts political cynicism is going off big-time. When we lived up there, every time Ted Kennedy got caught with his hand (or other body parts) in the cookie jar, Mother Rose would have some sort of medical issue and Ted would be seen wheeling her round in a staged photo-op. Distraction, accomplished. I think John's problems will vanish quickly from from the headlines now.

If We Had A Republican Administration...

...this would be big-time news.  Or maybe if they burgled her psychiatrist's office instead.

Rounding Third...

Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, opines on the pesky Third Amendment, and how it is is another in a string of Constitutional Amendments governments seem to ignore in their "wars" on, well, on almost everything (drugs, guns, crime, large soft drinks, buying bottled water).

This is America. A man or woman's home is their castle. If you don't have a warrant, mister tactical-costumed po-po, you must ask permission to enter. Period. Using "please" helps, y'know.

06 July 2013

The Obama Recovery.

As we head into the middle of our fourth 'Recovery Summer', let's look at what Barry, Joe, and the rest of Team Hopenchange have accomplished:  The longest measure of 7-plus percent unemployment on record, only  47% of adults have full time jobs, and our deficit for FY 2013 is only - only - $845 billion, dropping below $1 trillion for the first time in four years.

Aren't you glad they saved us from the Bush "unsustainable" $400 billion deficits and 5% unemployment?

UPDATE: The ObamaCare Effect: More part-time jobs, less full time jobs.

Eric Holder Kills Another One.

A Police Chief this time.  But... But... Look!  Amnesty for Illegals!!

05 July 2013

Friday Night Palette Cleanser.

Most men dream of such adolescent fun.  The select few, live those dreams.



Hattip: Borderline Sociopathic Blog For Boys.

Veritaphobia.

Pat Condell, as usual, nails it. Watch it all.



Here is the website of the English Defense League. Condell mentioned.  They have a Facebook page, too.

The Men Who Put Teeth In The Declaration of Independence.

In pictures.  Really.

Reason No. 1,776 Why We Left Massachusetts For Louisiana.

If this is confirmed, I think the time to head to Lexington Green is upon us, people.

In Obama's No-Usurpation-Left-Behind America, even the Third Amendment is under assault.

The Third Amendment, you ask? Yes. This one:

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

But, but... police aren't soldiers.  Oreely? Could have fooled me.

MORE: Remember, dear readers, that in 1776 the army was, for the most part, the de facto police. A separate - civilian - law-enforcement entity as we know it only came into widespread use in the 19th century.

04 July 2013

03 July 2013

Secretary Of The Estate.

What was John Kerry, our current Secretary of State, doing today as secular Egypt was throwing off Obama's Islamist buddies in the Muslim Brotherhood?  Apparently, 'ol Ging-Giss John was here.

Very best of hands, dear readers.  Very best of hands.

02 July 2013

Flat Earth First!

In the Obama Era, comedy just seems to write itself. Last week, our Dear Leader equated those who don't buy into the ever amorphous and ever changing danger of "climate change" to being members of the "Flat Earth Society".

Well, the actual Flat Earth Society is not at all amused, and it turns out it's leader supports The O's paranoia about man-made warming/cooling/not-behaving-like-our-expensive-computer-models-predict.

Yes, the Flat Earth Society really exists.

We Told You So.

ObamaCare isn't looking too good - even to Democrats.

01 July 2013

Hang On - Quality, Affordable Helath Care is Just Around The Corner.

Obama promised.  And when it arrives, you can expect things like this to get worse.  They always do in a plan/command system.  Plus, it will cost you and me, the productive class, a whole lot more in order to make it "affordable".

The Obama Principle.

Back in the 60's someone came up with the 'Peter Principle', which postulated: "Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence."

Now in the era of Hope and Change, we have the 'Obama Principle':  "Federal employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence.  And will be promoted when they get there."

Nothing To See Here. It's Only A Dead, Headless Catholic.

Meet the thoughtful, tolerant Syrians Obama is arming, and The Left / Mainstream Media are ignoring.   The President and is buddies have already armed criminals and drug traffickers in our hemisphere, which The Left / Mainstream Media also ignored. So at least they're being consistent.

30 June 2013

The Agitprop Decimal System.

Team Hopenchange wants to make sure derelict porn surfers, bums, and elementary kids who are researching their school reports, are signed up for ObamaCare. They're recruiting your local librarian into another pro-Obama fifth column, this time paid for with your local taxes:

The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Up to 17,000 U.S. libraries will be part of the effort to get information and crucial computer time to the millions of uninsured Americans who need to get coverage under the law…

I just love this part:

Libraries will be particularly important in conservative states that are not making much effort to promote the health law’s opportunities.

Libraries are local entities.  They are not an arm of the Federal government.

Walk Like An Egyptian.

A few secular Egyptians get together tell Obama's buddy Morsi, and his fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, to piss off.  Just a few.

Let's see how long it takes for MSNBC to blame all this on Sarah Palin and the Koch brothers.

More Adventures From The Bureaucrat Chronicles.

When it comes to the slight-of-hand business, seems the Federal Government doesn't like competition:  The USDA now requires magicians file a disaster plan for their rabbits. Really.

27 June 2013

Jesus Never Said Anything About Living Room Furniture.

As long as the relationship is committed, loving, and monogamous, this guy would make a great Episcopalian.

And Now For Something, Completely Different.

Well, he is a French Bulldog, after all.

26 June 2013

Even More Adventures From The Bureaucrat Chronicles. (UPDATED AND BUMPED)

You can't game the system if you don't get out there and play:

They found that just before opening Strong Castle, Castillo filed for a "disability rating" with the Veterans Administration, citing a "foot injury he suffered in 1984" -- 27 years ago -- while playing sports at a military prep school.

That rating enabled Castillo to register Strong Castle as a "service-disabled, veteran-owned small business," eligible for preferential treatment in bidding competitions.

"Understand -- never served a day on active duty, went to a school at taxpayers' expense and had a minor injury that didn't keep him from going on to play college ball," Issa said.


(UPDATE) Let's hear the guy at the IRS explain to his employers - that would be you and me - why the IRS doled out questionable bids worth up to $500 million:



This is revolting. The IRS doesn't need reform, it needs complete replacement. I am starting to like the Fair Tax more and more. Let arrogant, career bureaucrats like Roseman go pound sand, and thank their lucky stars they aren't all tossed in jail. They have forgotten who they work for.  I'd rather have a petty dealer of loose joints out free in society than the likes of Lois Lehrner or this Roseman fellow - at least the former provides something people want.  Unlike the latter.

(UPDATE)  What a shameless douchebag.  Note that the woman who dressed down Castillo is a real veteran, with a real service-related injury, received in real combat.

People, People - Calm Down.

To my Lefty friends:   No, the Supremes yesterday did not disenfranchise blacks and make them non-citizens.

To my friends on the Right:  No, the Supremes did not just make gay marriage legal in all 50 States.

Please read the opinions, and understand the issues at play, before you get all hot and bothered.

More Adventures From The Bureaucrat Chronicles.

Hey, it beats working:

Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees said the cards were stolen. One of the workers reported five agency credit cards lost or stolen.

But wait! There's more:

For example, investigators found that one IRS employee spent $2,655 on diet pills, romance novels, steaks, a smartphone and baby-related items, including bottles, games and clothes. The case was referred to the IG's office that investigates employee misconduct, the report said.

Among other "improper" purchases identified by the inspector general:

— $3,152 to rent a popcorn machine and to buy prizes for an employee event, including bandanas, stuffed animals, sunglasses and stovepipe hats.
— $418 for novelty decorations and swag at managers' meetings, including kazoos, bathtub toys and "Thomas the Tank Engine" wristbands.
— $119 for Nerf footballs that were never used and were found stored in a filing cabinet.

25 June 2013

Welcome To The Age Of The Double Standard.

Seven Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them.

For The Grey Man.

He knows why.

This Looks Like Fun.

So please, don't tell the government - they'll find a way to have it banned.  For our own good, of course.

If Modern Episcopalians Had Been Around When Christ Was Alive...

...We'd still be making sacrifices to Apollo and Jupiter:




Survivorman: TSA

In The Name Of Love.

Bono says George W. Bush and Christian Evangelicals saved 9 million from AIDS in Africa:

U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God.

"This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday.


If actions mean anything, W is looking more and more like our first African-American president.

24 June 2013

Tweet Of The Day.

So sayth Insty.  I agree:

They Obsess About The Content Of Prayers At Conservative Group Meetings...

...But the IRS apparently ignored blatant fraud by illegal aliens.  The IRS:  Helping Obama turn America into the next Zimbabwe.

And Now For Something, Completely Different.

We Could Have Told You That, Say, Seven Years Ago.

The good folks in New Jersey found out how helpful FEMA is in a disaster.  Answer:  Not very

I've been saying this for years.  In a disaster, FEMA is useless.  Often less than useless, and I speak from first-hand knowledge here, dear readers.   FEMA should be disbanded.  Period.  In it's place, we should create a civilian emergency response service.  Like the National Guard, but without weapons or police powers.  Each State would control their own service; but like the National Guard it would be funded by the Federal Government, and could be called to active duty by the State or Feds.

Is There Anybody (Still) Out There?

I'm Back.  Again.  Really.  After spending more than a year sticking my thoughts up on walls to get likes, shares, endless requests for games, RSR is once again open for your interesting information and elucidation.  So, let's see what's out there...