Monday, January 31, 2011

State of the Union

None of President Obama’s aerated, flippant promises are believable in the slightest, coming from the most overzealous regulator and profligate spender in the nation's history. There was not a hint of policies to reduce oil imports, increase domestic oil production, reduce the cost of health care, cut spending (beyond a five-year freeze on 12% of budgetary outlays), pare entitlements, reform the tax system, reverse the (admitted by Obama) decline of education standards, reform the prosecutors' shooting gallery of a justice system, or grapple realistically with the debt bomb rather than just participate in a silent cabal with the European Union and Japan to devalue all of their currencies together, and thus reduce the debt (along with the net worth of all those who save or have fixed incomes).

The United States is a rich country whose people are patriotic and hard-working. It is disoriented and very corrupt, and all its elites have failed. And yet it has no real rivals. Europe is crumbling, even more idle and debt-ridden than the United States, and withering demographically, almost comatose after generations of paying Danegeld to the urban mobs and small farmers. Japan is a geriatric workshop; Russia is an alcohol-sodden, self-depopulating gangster-state; and India, China, Brazil, and Indonesia comprise over three billion people, more than two-thirds of whom live as they did 3,000 years ago. They are putting up good economic-growth numbers, but China’s inflation rate is now in double digits, and all of those countries are largely dysfunctional and will require decades to have any chance of seriously rivalling America. This should provide time for the United States to pull out of its nose-dive. President Obama said, "We do big things." The United States has, but after this presentational fiasco, I would not like to think of what he might have in mind for an encore.

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Waivers

733 waivers have been granted by the Obama administration for exemption from Obamacare. If Obamacare is such a great law, why does the White House keep protecting its best friends from it?

Elsewhere, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has warned the countries of the European Union that debt is their biggest enemy. She said that if the euro falls, Europe will fall.

There's a lot of talk around the internet regarding Egypt that Obama is merely a feckless dreamer, along with his brain-dead hack Secretary of State, who are sleepwalking through yet another crisis. Egypt is in chaos. They are supposedly our ally. The U.S. provides about $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt each year.

George fucked up. The Bush administration forced the Palestinian Authority to allow Hamas to participate in the electoral process. That was a big mistake. Hamas is not a political party. It is a terrorist army that has never hesitated to use its armed force to achieve its Islamist ends.

City slicker Yankees and sun-baked Californians believe that most Southerners owned slaves and belonged to the Ku Klux Klan. Actually the number of slave-owning Southerners was only about 6%. Slave owners are similar to those who hire illegal immigrants. Both want cheap labor.

Without intending to mock science, but it is well to remember that Ptolemy’s model of the solar system was used successfully by astronomers for 1200 years and had Earth in the wrong place.

Beautiful photo here if you like astronomy.

20% of U.S. Violent Crime occurs in four cities: New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Detroit. These cities have near-prohibition laws regarding handgun ownership.

To prove once again that leftists are simply lying when they whine about wanting a "new tone" in America’s political discourse, to show that what they really mean by "new tone" is that conservatives should be afraid to say anything — and should just shut up over the fear of seeming gauche — while liberals can be as vile and violent as they like, we turn to the Missoula Children’s Theater in Missoula, Montana. More here.

In the future

Secession

Sam Houston tried to tell Texans that secession and joining the Confederacy wouldn't work.

He warned of "rivers of blood," a generation left dead or crippled by war and the ultimate defeat of the South at the hands of the industrial superior North.

"After enduring civil war for years, will there be any promise of a better state of things than we now enjoy?" Houston wrote in a November 1860 letter preserved among documents at his namesake museum in Huntsville.

A secession convention that assembled in Austin 150 years ago this weekend rejected the Texas governor's advice.

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Balloon Head

Now that Keith "Lincoln only lost one election" Olbermann has departed MSNBC, the banner of historical ignorance has been picked up by Chris Matthews.

After playing a soundbite of Minnesota's Congresswoman Michele Bachmann talking about the Founding Fathers and specifically discussing John Quincy Adams' opposition to slavery, Matthews went on to disparage Bachmann as a "balloon head" because, according to Matthews, the Constitution deliberately counted slaves as only three-fifths of a person.

This is historical misstatement of a size that makes Matthews look like, well, a balloon head.

First, Bachmann was totally correct about John Quincy Adams. Second, as anyone who has spent, say, five minutes studying the U.S. Constitution and its history is fully aware the famous "three-fifths clause" was a compromise by the anti-slavery forces to keep slave-owners from being over-represented in the U.S. House of Representatives where population determined -- then as now -- the number of congressional seats per state. If slaves, specifically mentioned as "persons" in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 ("three fifths of all other Persons") were counted, the Southern slave-owners would have an even greater numerical advantage in Congress than they already were destined to have. With slaves counted as a whole person, slave owners' power would increase -- while slaves would be unable to ever win their freedom in a system dominated by slaveowners. Hence the compromise, which was in fact pushed by anti-slavery forces.

The population in the North would grow -- eventually destined to overwhelm the South in numbers. This was one of the reasons for the Dred Scott decision -- a desperate attempt to write slavery into the Constitution forever, written by the slave-holding Roger Taney -- the Democrat who was Chief Justice of the United States.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Egypt

The Wall Street Journal says the White House rejected a suggestion by the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center that President Obama had put himself on the wrong side of events in the region by abandoning Bush’s democracy agenda. The White House said it had been working quietly encouraging NGOs and that the president had been in the forefront of spreading democracy since his speech in Cairo. So the question was, on which side was the president on now?

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Smartest man in America

The smartest man in America, Obama, says we'll be out of Afganistan by end of the year. That's what happens when he doesn't have his teleprompter.

Elsewhere, it seems as if Obamacare is falling apart.

The Chevy Volt gets 25 to 50 miles on a charge of electricity. There is a nine gallon gasoline tank. When you run outta juice in the battery, the gasoline kicks in, the nine gallons will get you about 300 miles. There are already discussions in Washington for a new electricity tax to make up for the shortfall of gasoline tax revenue among people who go out and buy an electronic vehicle.

Life in prison was the sentence for a Florida woman for sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy.

Spain's unemployment is at 20.3% and was precipitated somewhat by an overly aggressive investment in green energy projects and new houses.

In 1998, Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying, "Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he."

Big surprise. Sam Webb, head of the American Communist Party, is urging his supporters to unite with allies in the Democrat Party and the Obama administration.

True or false? For the atheist, a baby can be no more intrinsically valuable than a burger.

Obama's surgeon general, Regina M. Benjamin, has focused her attention almost exclusively on a single issue...Obesity. From looking at photos of her, she needs to take her own advice. She's a big 'un.

People without a clue have been reporting Egypt's riots as a pro-democracy thingy. But I would bet the farm that Egypt will go into the Islamic republic side. The muslims have been agitating for an Islamic republic in Egypt for decades.

Whoonga

South Africa is in the grip of a dangerous new drug craze that could threaten the country's battle against Aids.

The street drug called "whoonga" is a cocktail that includes the antiretroviral (ARV) medication prescribed to people with HIV.

Demand for the substance has prompted a wave of thefts of Aids drugs across the country.

Users crush the ARVs and smoke them with a mixture of rat poison, detergent and marijuana to get high.

The powder is said to be so addictive that users are hooked within days.

"If I don't smoke it, I get pains and I can't sleep until I get some more," 31-year-old Jomo said, his eyes red and glazed after a few deep drags on a 'joint'.

HIV medication has become a target for thieves in South Africa

He and his fellow whoonga addicts, huddled in the grounds of a church in one of Durban's side streets, smoke up to 30 "packets" of the drug every day at a cost of almost £100.

"I just rob people to get the money. I don't have a job, this is all I do," Jomo said, rolling another joint.

"I sell my body to get whoonga," a young woman said with a shrug.

When those sharing the joint refused to share it with her, she produced a crack pipe from her handbag and smoked that instead.

In the back streets of Durban, Whoonga dealers tout the powder for 30 rands (about £3) per packet.

The highly-toxic drug has been blamed for the deaths of scores of addicts across South Africa during the past year.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Countdown

Sarah Palin has been a topic of discussion on 320 separate segments during Keith Olbermann's former MSNBC show, according to data compiled by LexisNexis…and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has discussed her in 420 segments. (these guys are obsessed)

Did you notice that Obama's State of the Union speech did not have a single mention of Global Warming, Climate Change, or whatever they are calling it nowadays. Not a peep. Perhaps Obama has solved the problem and now we can forget about it?

Back in 2004 a Democrat proclaimed that 5.5% unemployment was "proof of Bush’s reckless jobless recovery." Now in 2011 we are told that 9.4% was an inevitable result of global structural changes beyond our control.

We all know that UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object. In some circles they are now being referred to as NEV's. Non Earth Vehicles. You're welcome.

Columnist Dennis Prager wondered why television cameras never pull back and give a wide-angle view of the president delivering his speech in the House. Because chiseled in the marble wall behind the speaker and vice president, in giant letters, are the words "In God We Trust."

Greed is the ultimate human characteristic. The rich are greedy for more wealth. The middle class are greedy to be rich. The poor are greedy to be middle class. Greed rules!

George Monbiot, the global warming chicken-little, had this to say in 2002..."Within as little as 10 years, the world will be faced with a choice: arable farming either continues to feed the world's animals or it continues to feed the world's people. It cannot do both. The impending crisis will be accelerated by the depletion of both phosphate fertiliser and the water used to grow crops."

A recent focus group on Fox featured about 30 participants. 13 of them said they had voted for Obama in 2008. Only 7 of them said they would vote for him again in 2012.

"War, it seems, is a bipartisan venture, which is reflected by the fact that Democrats have a favorable view of Obama's foreign policy, despite its remarkable similarity to George W. Bush's foreign policy. And though there have been rumblings of antiwar sentiment from some on the Right, Republicans remain strongly in favor of an interventionist foreign policy. Although public sentiment is turning against the war in Afghanistan, the always-shifting withdrawal deadlines and the unwillingness to touch defense spending mean that this bipartisan war is likely to continue far into the future." (Reason TV)

True or false? For 30 years and $30 billion a year, we have grown more dependent on foreign oil under the Department of Energy.

Government

I guess people who work for the government are just smarter. We're so lucky to have them "investing" our money for us! Boy, egg must be on Warren Buffett's face!

Remember how massive government "investments" gave rise to the telephone, the light bulb, the automobile, the airplane, the personal computer ... OK, none of those.

But massive government expenditures did give us Amtrak and the TSA!

The only thing Obama vowed to cut were "earmarks." Yippee! The guy with the ears is against earmarks. Yes, the same president who quadrupled our deficit by giving money away to his UAW pals, Wall Street cronies and government workers is now lecturing us about earmarks. This is a bit like being scolded by Charlie Sheen for ordering a second wine cooler.

You knew it was bad when John McCain leapt up and enthusiastically applauded. The last time I saw McCain applaud Obama like that was when he debated him.

Obama said, "We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook."

And then the government outlawed Edison's great invention, made the Wright brothers' air travel insufferable, filed anti-trust charges against Microsoft and made cars too expensive to drive by prohibiting oil exploration, and right now -- at this very minute -- is desperately trying to regulate the Internet.

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Curiouser and curiouser

Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi'olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

W's biggest mistake

(from a comment made on a Yahoo News story)

Problems in the mortgage market began appearing in 2006.

In 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, lenders purposely overlooked qualification (no doc), lied to borrowers - telling them they had the ability to afford the mortgage, and placed borrowers in temp-delayed explosive rate mortgages (when most borrowers were not presented less risky mortgages available to them) to obtain the higher fees from selling the mortgages to wall street who in turn repackaged them and sold to investors. The crux of the problem was greed by lenders and Wall Street in duping the public to churn short term fees for quick profits.

On May 17, 2002 Bush announced his 'American Dream Home Down payment Fund' encouraging families to buy homes they could not afford. Barney Franks had warned Bush not to do it and suggested an overhaul of Fannie and Freddie to mandate stronger scrutiny of loans coming to them from mortgage loan issuers for issuing practices. Bush ignored Barney Franks and ordered $440 Billion in loans from Fannie and Freddie to enable his new program. The Housing Bubble peaked in 2006 and burst in 2007. The Recession began in July 2007.

The Community Banks that escaped toxic mortgages did so by not encouraging mortgage applicants to overstate their qualifications and checked for proof of truthfulness - as they should and did; unlike large banks and mortgage brokers, who made their money by rabidly approving bad, liar, no-doc, unqualified mortgage loans to pass on to Wall Street. And, Wall Street, in turn, churning them over and over as packages, CDOs and SWAPs for commissions and fees. The demand for these loans was driven by greed on Wall Street as a vehicle for inventing, manufacturing, and churning profits. As part of the 2008/9 Rescue action, the Fed, Fannie and Freddie were forced to buy up and backstop bad loans (including Jumbo Loans and Commercial Loans) to keep the housing market from completely collapsing....

(Note...while I agree that Bush overly pushed home ownership as the "American Dream," the prevailing theme of "flipping" houses and never-ending increases of home values contributed to the debacle)

Money for nothing

For 15 years, from the mid 1970's to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan. I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school t truancy, car-jacking, gangs, and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses, and school yards. Trash everywhere!

Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it, and ignored it. Tens of thousands, and then hundreds of thousands today exist on federal welfare, free housing, and food stamps!

With Aid to Dependent Children, minority women birthed eight to 10, and in one case, one woman birthed 24 children as reported by the Detroit Free Press, all on American taxpayer dollars.

A new child meant a new car payment, new TV, and whatever mom wanted. I saw Lyndon Baines Johnson's 'Great Society' flourish in Detroit. If you give money for doing nothing, you will get more hands out taking money for doing nothing.

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Missionary dead

A U.S. missionary died on Wednesday after she was shot while fleeing gunmen on a Mexican highway.

Nancy Davis, 59, and her husband, Sam, were driving on the highway from Monterrey to Reynosa, about 70 miles from the border, when gunmen in a pickup tried to force them to pull over, according to Pharr police.

The couple tried to flee, but their pursuers opened fire and a bullet struck Davis in the head.

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Reagan

A Ronald Reagan boomlet is sweeping the nation, thanks in no small part to an army of conservative admirers who have never missed a chance to buff his image and then use it for their own ends. Nothing looms larger for Reagan worshippers than the centennial of his birthday on Feb. 6.

Fittingly, Californians were first off the mark to celebrate their local hero: On Jan. 1, the Reagan Presidential Foundation and Jelly Belly, the jelly bean company that filled candy dishes at the Reagan White House, sponsored the first-ever Rose Parade float memorializing a president. It featured 11 poppy-seed pictures highlighting the Great Communicator's life, not to mention 65,000 red roses.

A week later, the National Archives unveiled a yearlong Reagan exhibit, including a bronze replica of the Kremlin given to him by Mikhail Gorbachev. Indiana is sponsoring an essay contest for schoolchildren on Reagan's most important contribution to American history. His admirers in Nevada are trying to name a state peak Mount Reagan this year, adding to the long list of naming opportunities pursued by the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, which was established in 1997, seven years before his death.

In this tsunami of adoration, Reagan is touted as the model of Republican, and even tea party, virtue. He's the anti-Bush for those teed off at George W., who allegedly corrupted the GOP by engaging in enormous deficit spending and increasing the size of government, with programs like the prescription drug benefit and No Child Left Behind. What's more, invoking Reagan's name has become conservative shorthand for denouncing President Barack Obama, as well as a rhetorical gambit in the effort to revive his potent coalition of economic, social and national security conservatives.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Voodoo czar

Like a rat deserting a sinking ship...Carol Browner is leaving her global warming voodoo czar position in the Obama administration. Hopefully she will fade away into oblivion. She's a lying, partisan hack who seeks a larger and more powerful government. No one will miss her. Rush Limbaugh says, "she's running for the exit to keep from having to testify before any Republican controlled House oversight committees."

Elsewhere, Obama's SOTU speech was pretty bland. His statements were pretty centrist. A Republican could have said the same things. But Obama's use of investment about 20 times means more "government spending" and therefore more taxes. Most people silently laughed when he took credit for continuing Bush's tax cuts and for a somewhat successful conclusion of the Iraq War.

Meanwhile, House Republicans are seeking to cut funding to the U.N. The United States is the largest single contributor to the U.N., responsible for 22 percent of its regular budget and 27 percent of its peacekeeping operations. Hopefully they will also ask the U.N. to relocate to China, or somewhere in Europe. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) is "a waste of taxpayer dollars" and that "I'd like to make sure that we once and for all kill all U.S. funding for that beast because I don’t think that it advances U.S. interests, I don’t think that it’s a pro-democracy group...it’s a rogue’s gallery, pariah states, they belong there because they don’t want to be sanctioned."

Odd fact of the day...neither team in the upcoming Super bowl has a cheerleading squad. A total of six teams in the NFL do not have cheerleaders.

Scary statistic from Europe...more than 20% of Italian young people between the ages of 15 and 29 neither have jobs nor attend school or job training.

There is a saying in Mexico, "plata o plomo?" which means Silver or Lead. The drug lords ask if you want to work with them for silver (money) or would you like to work against them for lead (bullet in the head). Some choice, eh?

The perfect New Age man

There once was a man who was ahead of his time in his concern for the environment, animal-rights, and human health. He was a pioneer in the Gun-Control movement, implemented the world's first "animal-rights" laws, and established restrictions on the commercial exploitation of wilderness.

He has been described as follows:

"If he did not like cats, it was only because they ate birds.

"He could not bear to eat meat, since it meant the death of a living creature. He refused to have so much as a rabbit or a trout sacrificed to provide his food. He would allow only eggs on his table, because egg laying meant that the hen had been spared rather than killed...

"He drank only water. He did not smoke and would not tolerate smoking in his presence..."

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable, politically-correct New Age Man of the present day and age, does it not? An environmentalist -- animal-rightist -- vegetarian -- health-conscience person, who was deeply caring, and concerned for the life of "Mother Earth" and Her creatures?

This enlightened human was none other than....

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And here is some of his other quotes and beliefs

Frothing

The Worst of the Worst

A Look Back at Keith Olbermann's Most Outrageous Quotes

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Game changer

It could be a game-changer.

A plan in Arizona to require presidential candidates to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office is approaching critical mass, even though it has just been introduced.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Conspiracy buffs

Conspiracy buffs are theorizing that the entire Wikileaks-Julian Assange thingy is nothing but a CIA psyop. All the disclosures so far seem to harm mostly Putin, Berlusconi, Karzai, Qaddafi, Rodriguez de Kirchner, etc. In Tunisia, derogatory material about ex-President Ben Ali leaked by Wikileaks has already brought a windfall for Langley in the form of the rare ouster of an entrenched Arab government.

Meanwhile in America, Leftists are moaning about Olbermann's demise at MSNBC. Some are pointing out that his ouster came exactly one year after Air America shut down.

Colin Powell is a hypocrite. He recently said, "There has crept in our society and our public dialogue, a coarseness, a nastiness, an attack of people who don't share the same views as you do. All sorts of nastiness. And it is not just politicians who are doing this to each other, and, frankly, politics has always been a contact sport in this country but with all of the cable channels and talk radio and blogs, especially blogs, where people can be anonymous with their nastiness, I think has caused a level of coarseness in our society that we've all got to think about." (strangely enough, he never had any thoughts like this during the 8 years of attacks on the Bush administration)

There is a myth circulating that the Jews never lived in "Palestine" or if they did, they abandoned it and emigrated to other lands. It's true that the number of Jews who actually stayed there until the 1880’s was quite small. But there was hardly anyone else there either. That’s why Mark Twain described the country as "deserted" when he visited in the 1860’s.

Walter Williams believes "The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn't do, what Jim Crow couldn't do, what the harshest racism couldn't do. And that is to destroy the black family."

The Imposter in Chief made a brilliant statement the other day...America needs to get back to "building stuff and inventing stuff and doing stuff." What he forgot to add is..."so we can tax the shit out of them."

The Democrats are so clueless on how to run the country they have to stoop to mixed sitting in the State of the Union address. Mixed sitting. Yeah, that ought to turn the country around. Kumbaya everyone.

Coming to America

Recently a major Mexico City newspaper editorial noted the shooting of an elected US official created a national response and a personal visit from the President. But when countless Mexican officials are assassinated there is no US national or Presidential response.

The shooting of an elected US federal official, a Congress member; a federal judge; and innocent bystanders in the United States is horrible, "espantoso." From all indications the shooting is a mental health issue, not state terrorism or drug lord fight.

The key issue is when (perhaps not if) will daily organized violence spill across the frontier from Latin America, specifically from Mexico, into the United States? As a nation are we prepared from such comprehensive violence, which is daily life in Mexico?

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Black Rebels

Southern Heritage 411 Inc. is a corporation founded to inform the public about Southern Heritage from the perspective of the hundreds of thousands of black people who love and support the South, its people, its customs, and its history.

The President of "Southern Heritage 411" is H.K. Edgerton, a black Confederate activist who works tirelessly to bring the real truth of our heritage to people of all races. H.K. Edgerton has walked thousands of miles carrying his large Confederate Battle Flag through cities and towns and down country roads. He speaks at venues all over the South exposing the many myths of Yankee history and setting the record straight regarding blacks role in the history of the South.

H.K. Edgerton and Southern Heritage 411 strive to illuminate the truth as it pertains to the relationships and experiences of blacks and whites in the South as they have struggled together to maintain the principles of a limited, democratic and representative government as espoused by America's founding fathers.

Please browse our site and see a perspective of Southern Heritage not taught in our public schools or seen in our politically correct media. Some of the facts will shock and surprise you.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Moscow bombing

The race is on for Progressives seeking evidence of Tea Party Member involvement...or perhaps incitement by Sarah Palin's violent rhetoric...or perhaps those evil Christians who want to oppress the noble Russians.

Snarky bloggers sometimes make good suggestions. It has been suggested that American Liberals should get together and pass legislation banning anybody from bringing homemade bombs within 1000 feet of any airport in the world. A virtual "bomb-free" zone, if you will. After all, Gun-free zones have worked so well, haven't they?

Can states declare bankruptcy?

Federal policymakers are working on plans that will allow the states to declare bankruptcy, and thus escape their unmanageable load of debt — including unfunded government pensions. The difficulty is the U.S. Constitution, which grants the states sovereignty, and therefore allows no mechanism for their declaring bankruptcy. Unlike the federal government, they cannot simply print money to get themselves out of trouble.

Elsewhere, we finally get some change to believe in...The Obama administration plans to intensify a crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants with the establishment of an audit office designed to bolster verification of company hiring records.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, foreign aid to China totals $2.6 billion a year. The biggest donor is Japan, followed by Germany, France and Britain, then the U.S. (the U.S. gives $65 million) All of these countries, meanwhile, are in debt to China and running massive deficits.

Lawrence Auster of View from the Right posted the following on Olbermann, "At least he was one grey haired political talk TV host who did not surround himself on his every program with dyed-blonde, half-naked 'legal consultants' half his age."

In 2008 the Times Online reported that "the Royal Navy, once the scourge of brigands on the high seas, has been told by the Foreign Office not to detain pirates because doing so may breach their human rights. Warships patrolling pirate-infested waters, such as those off Somalia, have been warned that there is also a risk that captured pirates could claim asylum in Britain."

Isn't it odd? Obama's departed economic trio of Summers, Romer, and Orszag are strangely now warning us of the long-term consequences of their own flawed policies.

There is speculation that the sudden upsurge in Obama's popularity was caused by pollsters using more democrat than republican responders.

From a spoof on Olbermann's departure the YouTube Hitler says, "He was like a white Reverend Wright"..."he was better than Baghdad Bob"..."he had half of America believing that Sarah Palin was responsible for the Tucson shootings"..."a leftist being fired at a major news network? Who would have thought this possible?"

Washington Post political columnist, Dana Milbank, announced on Friday that he was declaring February to be a Sarah Palin-free zone. Odds are high that he won't be able to resist. He's a Democrat, after all.

Leftist slasher

Ever hear of Casey Brezik? Neither did I, until now. At the American Thinker, Jack Cashill explains how a story that doesn't fit the accepted MSM template doesn't bubble up to the national news.

In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City.

At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, 22 year-old Casey Brezik bolted out of a classroom, knife in hand, and slashed the throat of a dean. As he would later admit, he confused the dean with Nixon.

The story never left Kansas City. It is not hard to understand why. Knives lack the political sex appeal of guns, and even Keith Olbermann would have had a hard time turning Brezik into a Tea Partier.

Indeed, Brezik seems to have inhaled just about every noxious vapor in the left-wing miasma: environmental extremism, radical Islam, anti-capitalism, anti-Zionism and Christophobia, among others.

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Monkey Poop

Like most conservatives I am of course thrilled to see my political nemesis Keith Olbermann gone from his perch at MSNBC. His Angry Ted Baxter routine in which he hurled insults and dishonesty like a monkey hurls his own poop, was never a pretty sight. But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t at least somewhat respect Olbermann for flying his partisan flag. With Olbermann gone, the news media is somehow even more dishonest today than it was yesterday.

Olbermann stridently declared, "I’m coming to get you Righties," and then hurled away. Fair enough. Politicio, Mediaite, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, the rest of the broadcast networks, the New York Times, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum — they all do the same in the department of poop hurling, but without hoisting their partisan flag. And that is all the difference in the world.

And so, if for no other reason, I do credit Olbermann for not attempting to hide his agenda behind some sanctimonious veil of objectivity. The others, however, the so-called "objective" outlets are contemptible spies, out of uniform, and deserving of nothing more than our own brand of contempt. The whole idea of objective journalism is a lie, a conceit, a ploy for Leftists to declare what truth is and float above the debate.

Any day of the week, I will take a thousand Keith Olbermanns over a single Christiane Amanpour – I will embrace Olbermann’s Tokyo Rose over this endless parade of Walter Durantys.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Liar, liar, pants on fire

Lies from Obama.... If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. Your premiums will go down an average of $2,500 a year. Health care reform will help businesses. Health care reform won’t add 'a single dime' to the deficit—and will actually cut it! Ninety-five percent of Americans will not see any form of tax increase because of Obamacare. There will be no government rationing of medical care! Obamacare will not allow for funding of abortions with taxpayer money. Health care negotiations will occur in public and will even be seen on CSpan.

Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh says Barbra Streisand was invited to the White House's state dinner for China's president because she once worked in a Chinese restaurant. She also starred in a movie, What's Up, Doc?, that she and her costar, Ryan O'Neal, got caught up in a Chinese Chinatown parade.

And what are we to make of Palin Derangement Syndrome? Why does the Left hate and fear Sarah Palin? Probably for the same reason they hated and feared Ronald Reagan. Can you imagine Palin or Reagan bowing to foreign heads of state?

When we think of politicians we should remember Shakespeare's comment, "a man can smile and smile and be a devil still...."

Author unknown..."God doesn't send anybody to hell. People choose hell."

Golda Meir once said that "peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us."

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich released new statistics this week showing social spending for those families in his county rose to $53 million in November, putting the county government on track to spend more than $600 million on related costs for the year — up from $570 million in 2009.
While unemployment is hovering around 10% it is being reported that more than a million immigrants, many of them, illegal, found jobs in the U.S.

Best headline of the day..."Pennsylvania's nail salons more regulated than its abortion clinics."

Ann Althouse has the greatest comment so far this year..."The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner hosted a dinner for the guy holding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner in prison…and the media does not get the irony of this at all."

Good news and bad news yesterday...Olbermann being unemployed is good news...Gringrich running for president is bad news. Both should simply fade away and never come back.

Let the Muslims take over

"I hate the parliament in Canberra. I want to go straight for the jugular vein and advise the parliament that they have no right to legislate. They should immediately step down and let the Muslims take over."

An Australian-born convert to Islam, Siddiq-Conlon is the self-anointed leader of a group called Sharia4Australia, which is pushing for the introduction of sharia courts as a first step towards achieving Islamic law.

"One day Australia will live under sharia; it's inevitable," he said. "If they (Australians) don't accept it, that's not our problem. We hope, and our objective is to have a peaceful transition, but when you look at history that has never been the case. There's always been a fight. It is inevitable that one day there will be a struggle for Islam in Australia."

More here

How much does California owe?

As the national discussion continues on raising the U.S. debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, Californians also should ask: How much is the Golden State in the red?

We've grown numb to annual budget meltdowns - shortfalls of $20 billion have become the norm. But what is our state's total debt? Would you believe at least $265 billion?

California's debt sorts into three buckets...

More here

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blue State Corruption

A year after a congressional audit exposed exorbitant fraud and abuse in the federal government's insurance program for the poor, the Justice Department is suing New York City for cheating it out of tens of millions of dollars in the last decade. Corruption in the Medicaid program is nothing new but the complaint, filed last week by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, indicates the problem is much worst than previously reported. Federal authorities claim that nearly 18,000 people in the city received costly, taxpayer-financed personal care services that should not have been covered or weren't medically necessary.

Meanwhile...Leftists like to emphasize greed and envy when disparaging Capitalism. As if greed and envy would disappear if Capitalism died out. They are full of hope in a new kind of man who will rise above greed and envy. Good luck to that. Without greed and envy everyone would want to lie around and smoke dope. But without greed and envy no one would get off his ass and grow the dope. No one thinks that maybe the leftists are also greedy...greedy for someone else to support their lifestyles...greedy for the "rich" to finance their egalitarian desires. Good luck to them.

Gerard Vanderleun has this to say about the Left... "In historic terms, in America and elsewhere in the world, the Left always becomes increasingly uncivil in direct proportion to its loss of power. When they gain power the pleasures of being uncivil on the left do not, of course, stop with talk. Ever. And after they achieve absolute power in other societies, it always and everywhere goes directly to guns and purges. That’s their method and their madness, over and over again, and we ignore it at our peril. With the left in power, you don't get a lot of lonely lunatics shooting random people in the head, you get organized death squads shooting people on lists in the head."

Despite an ever-expanding welfare state, California’s 36 million people suffer a rate of poverty at least one-third higher than the national average when adjusted for cost of living. Unemployment now is higher than any major state outside Michigan.

Only Illinois and Wisconsin forbid carrying concealed weapons. A Republican was elected governor and Republicans won majorities in both houses of the Wisconsin legislature in November, bringing many more supporters of gun rights to the state government.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) apparently hasn't received the memo about elevating our civil discourse. He recently attacked Republicans by likening them to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. His tirade included attacking Republicans for repeating lie after lie until it becomes accepted as truth. (he's pissed becaused only Democrats are allowed to do that)

Best comment on a photo of Cher's daughter, Chaz, "Boy, thats a lot of money to fork out to become an overweight beta male."

Ann Coulter's latest column discusses the blame the Leftists have hurled at Sarah Palin, talk radio hosts, and the Tea Party for the Arizona Shooting. So naturally she wonders, "Shouldn't we at least bring Bill Maher in for questioning?" for inciting left wing violence. Ha. (bring Keith "sportscaster" Olbermann in, too)

the Lie

"...the key to state control is in the Lie. You must assent to lies in order to give control over to the state. As Ronald Reagan said, "A government cannot control the economy without controlling people," which means lying to them -- not accidentally, but essentially.

Nor can there be socialism without unhinged moralizing. The left doesn't actually offer economic arguments, but substitutes moral arguments in the space where economics should be. You only have to read a single column by the left's most influential economist, Paul Krugman, to understand this. Instead of thought, we are treated to another bout of encopresis, fecal smearing, and political tourette's syndrome."

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Black Tea Party

It's a tea party unlike any Houston, and perhaps the entire country, has ever seen. The first Black Tea Party held its inaugural meeting Tuesday night in the Third Ward. Organizers of the Crispus Attucks Tea Party are quick to point out that anyone is welcome and it's not a political party.

Their mission statement reads in part:

"To build a strong base of conservative Black entrepreneurs, elected officials and constituents that provide Black conservatives a viable way to express and implement their conservative values politically."

Co-founder Anita Moncrief says the party is also looking to overcome stereotypes.

"We're trying to break the stereotype that the tea party is racist," said Moncrief.

At least half of the 75 or so people who attended the first meeting are white and have been defending the rights of taxpayers for a while.

More here

Obsession

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good news for Tea Party

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican Queen of Pork, is not running for reelection in 2012...Democrat Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota is also retiring...and now rumors are swirling that Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is also planning to retire.

Meanwhile, do you remember how many uninsured people were said to be in the U.S. during the 2008 campaign and again during the Obamacare debate? 45 million. During last week's state of the union address, Obama suddenly dropped that number to 30 million. What's up with that, I wonder?

The new meme coming out of Hawaii is that Obama's original long-form birth certificate was destroyed when the state's department of health converted to electronic files.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians. (Dumbass republicans never learn)

Unemployment for British youths is now at 20%.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, said on Tuesday afternoon that repealing the national health care law would violate the Constitution. Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare, Jackson Lee said repealing the law by passing Republicans' H.R. 2 violates both the Fifth Amendment's right to due process and the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause. (she's not the brightest bulb in the halls of Congress)

James Hansen, the NASA administrator who is a big believer in Global Warming, predicted in 1988 that in the next 20 years, "The West Side Highway [in Manhattan] will be under water" and, "There will be more police cars" in New York because "well, you know what happens to crime when the heat goes up."

A recent tribal court ruling that the Cherokee Nation must allow descendants of former slaves owned by Indians to be tribal members, has again raised the painful history of the forcible removal of the Indians to Oklahoma in the nineteenth century. A Cherokee Nation tribal court ruled on Friday that the nation cannot exclude the so-called "Freedmen" from tribal membership even though some of them are not blood descendants of the Indians. The issue arises because when the U.S. government forced Indian tribes to walk from the Southeast U.S. to Oklahoma in 1831, in what the Indians described as the "Trail of Tears", some of them brought their African-American slaves with them.

Jay Leno asks, "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of swine flu and terrorist attacks. Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

Jefferson speaks

"We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."

-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Cartwright, 1824

Marathon

Have you ever watched television coverage of marathon races? The front runners are naturally given extensive coverage during the race with occasionally shots of runners not too far behind. What's usually not covered is the stragglers who finally reach the finish line hours after the winner has showered and gone home.

As a Republican I naturally see nothing but fairness in the entire process. The winner is feted and rewarded. The stragglers, not so much. We give the stragglers thanks for their courage and endurance but not much else. This is how reality works.

Democrats, however, see nothing but unfairness in such an event. They think something should be done to handicap the fleet of foot while advocating some kind of helping hand to the slower runners. It's just not fair that some will always win and some will not. They claim to be reality based.

Another wacko

A New York money manager with a long history of legal battles with the government has been charged with threatening to kill 47 U.S. officials, including the nation's top securities and commodities regulators.

Vincent McCrudden, 49, last month allegedly posted online an "execution list" naming officials, including Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler.

Federal prosecutors said the threat came shortly after the CFTC brought an enforcement action accusing the former commodities trader and two of his companies with operating unregistered investments.

More here

(And he contributed $2300 to Obama's campaign in 2008. Ha.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hollywood escapes blame

Rush Limbaugh says Hollywood and the entertainment industry always escape from being blamed for violence even though they flood the nation with violent movies, lyrics, and video games.

Elsewhere, Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute says of the Obama administration, "they discount or fail to observe the 65 years of history we’ve had in the Gulf (of Mexico), drilling over 42,000 wells to produce the energy this country needs."

Remember how the Democrats made such fun of Bush's college grades? How come we can't do the same with Obama's grades? Oh, that's right, they are sealed.

Hamas leaders are committed to a systematic ''witch hunt'' and 150 women were arrested in 2010 in Gaza for having made recourse to witchcraft of some sort. During a symposium held in recent days in Gaza, it was stated that in the eyes of Hamas, the activities of these women represent a real social danger, also because they risk ''breaking up families,'' causing divorce and frittering away of money.

Representative John Lewis (D-GA) is in the news. Lewis, who was a civil rights activist before being elected to Congress in 1986, said he’s concerned the party is losing its diversity, which will make it difficult to reclaim the lost seats. "We’ve got to go all out and get white voters, especially white men, to come back to the Democratic Party. I just think it’s important for the Democratic Party to roll out and try to reveal itself and not become a party that is split along racial lines."

Is this statement True or False? "There’s a flaw built right into the heart of democracy. People naturally want 'free' stuff and hate paying for it. Politicians who promise free stuff usually get elected, and politicians who suggest we ought to pay for it get trounced."

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) said Tuesday he will not run for re-election in 2012, saying he will concentrate instead on reducing the national debt and dependence on foreign oil. (Wonder how he's been voting for the past two years?)

Australian blogger, Tim Blair, noticed that Global Warming is going Biblical: A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state’s homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage … The scientists built a model that showed a storm could last for more than 40 days....

Civil Discourse

I do not want civil discourse

For a decade, from the election of Bush 43 forward, the Left has lied and cheated as it tried to return to power. Al Gore made a mockery out of the American electoral system by being a spoilsport over Florida, which Bush indeed won by 537 votes. Dan Rather forged a document to try to derail Bush’s re-election. Twice Democrats stole U.S. senators from the Republicans. After voting to support the war to get by the 2002 election, many Democrats quickly soured on the war. The profane protests were cheered by liberals who misattributed "dissent is the highest form of patriotism" to Thomas Jefferson; the words belong to the late historian Howard Zinn.

Once in power, liberals were the opposite of gracious.

For two years now, I have been called ignorant, racist, angry and violent by the left. The very foul-mouthed protesters of Bush dare to now label my words as "hate speech."

Last week, the left quickly blamed the right for the national tragedy of a shooting spree by a madman who never watched Fox News, never listened to Rush Limbaugh and likely did not know who Sarah Palin is.
Fortunately, the American public rejected out of hand that idiotic notion that the right was responsible.

Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate.

The left suddenly wants civil discourse.

Bite me.

Full story here

Ed Koch on Palin

Many women understand what she has done for their cause. She will not be silenced nor will she leave the heavy lifts to the men in her Party. She will not be falsely charged, remain silent, and look for others - men - to defend her. She is plucky and unafraid.

While I disagree with her and I am prepared to oppose her politically, in the spirit of longed-for civility I say, Ms. Palin you are in a certain sense an example of the American dream: You have the courage to stand up and present your vision of America to its people. Your strength and lack of fear make America stronger and are examples to be emulated by girls and boys, men and women who are themselves afraid to speak up. You provide the example that they need for self-assurance.

-- Ed Koch, former Democrat mayor of New York City

Federal overreach

The state of Montana, which came up with the idea that the guns made, sold and kept inside its borders simply are exempt from federal regulations and made that its law, now is considering a new weapon that could be used to cancel much of the authority of federal agents over its residents.

A new legislative proposal would declare that the state's local county sheriffs are the pre-eminent law enforcement authority in their jurisdictions, and federal agents such as those working for the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and others, would be required to get permission from them before they could take any action.

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Slavery

"The institution of slavery had existed in every one of the Northern states throughout the colonial period and such slavery was not limited to black slavery. White political prisoners and petty criminals from Britain were sold and brought to the colonies as slaves. Between the early 1770s and 1804, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, all of which had slavery, passed outright abolition or gradual emancipation laws. During the 1850s, the South’s plan to nationalize slavery was merely to reintroduce it in the North where it had previously existed just 50 to 75 years earlier. With so many white partus slaves in the South to begin with, the idea of expanding slavery to include white laborers in the North moved slavery from a matter of color to a matter of class. Southern politicians frequently pointed out that the slavery in Greece and Rome was based on social status, not on color. They also called attention to the fact that the slavery in the Bible was not Negro slavery.

The idea of enslaving whites in the North was not a new one. In 1836 the Rhode Island Anti-Slavery Convention referred to white slavery and the white laborer. A few years later, William Goodell declared, "We do not recollect a single southern statesman or eminent southern writer, who has pretended to believe that slavery, if it continues to exist, will be confined to the blacks.... Slavery must cease, or else large masses of white people will become slaves."

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Zeitgeist

By all accounts, an Internet documentary named "Zeitgeist" was the favorite movie of accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner. Created in 2007 by New York-based conspiracy merchant Peter Joseph, "Zeitgeist" is a two-hour mash-up of old and new conspiracy theories involving religion, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and the Federal Reserve system. Its message is simple: "We've been lied to. We've been lied to by every institution."

"Zeitgeist" has three parts. The first tells us that Christianity is a myth, and that religion in general conditions us to believe other myths. The second tells us that the most powerful of those other myths is 9/11 -- we call it an act of terrorism when it fact it was an inside job perpetrated by the U.S. government. And the third part tells us the real powers behind 9/11 and the other myths are central bankers. They're making the myths for money, while we're just being duped.

More here

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Jared Loughner

According to the New York Times, Jared Loughner "became intrigued by antigovernment conspiracy theories, including that the Sept. 11 attacks were perpetrated by the government … His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush…"

Elsewhere, Carnival Cruise Lines is pulling the last of its ships out of San Diego, and other cruise operators are departing Southern California because of economic woes and fears over traveling to Mexico. (and leftists say recreational drugs are a "victimless" crime)

Hedge funds in Britain are betting that China’s long-running period of strong growth is going to collapse soon — they are, in effect, short-selling China.

The presidency must be a tough job. After all, Obama has taken 10 vacations in 2 years. How many have you had in 2 years?

Turns out that the "Together We Thrive" theme of the Arizona Memorial was recycled from the 2008 election, specifically from Obama's Organizing for America website.

A sociology professor at Roosebelt University was fired for emailing this joke to colleagues, "A group of sociologists did a poll in Arizona about the new immigration law. Sixty percent said they were in favor, and 40 percent said, No hablo English."

The Democrats are pushing for bipartisanship by mixed seating at the upcoming State of the Union speech. That's because the Democrats are 63 members less than from last year. Ha.

Radio talk show host Neal Boortz reports that Dan Brokaw says he would be afraid to walk into a bar in Arizona because of all of those people with guns. No problem, Boortz says. Nobody in a bar in Arizona particularly wants to have a drink with Brokaw anyway.

Shortsightedness

Today's San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting story about the first aircraft landing on a U.S. Navy ship. What got my attention was the following paragraph, which shows how shortsighted most of our military leaders are...

Rear Adm. E.B. Barry, commander of the Pacific Fleet, thought flying machines would be useful for scouting, but little else. As for a plane attacking a warship, he noted that every warship carried U.S. Marine riflemen. "It seems unreasonable that the bird men could get close enough to become effective," the admiral said.

Angry white Christian conservative men

If you follow the news you notice how the leftists pretend that all the world's problems are caused by angry white conservative Christian men.

So who killed JFK? Was he Christian or a communist sympathizer?

So who killed RFK? Was he Christian or a Palestinian sympathizer?

So who killed MLK? Was he Christian or a racist thug with several felony convictions? The King family concluded he was not ever the murderer.

So who killed Malcolm X? Was he Christian or Nation of Islam sympathizer?

So who tried to kill Reagan? Was he Christian or mental nut case?

So who tried to kill Gerald Ford twice? Was it a Christian or two loony women?

So who tried to kill George Wallace? Was he a Christian or a mentally ill product of a dysfunctional life? He originally planned to kill President Nixon but decided the security around him was too tight.

So who bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City? Timothy McVeigh was highly unstable and certainly no Christian. He claimed in a letter he was agnostic and once said, "Science is my religion." He was an angry white man though.

Dreams

In his 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father, Obama made the same claim. "He had left Hawaii back in 1963," he wrote of Obama Sr., "when I was only two years old."

When Obama wrote this in Dreams, he may have been relating what he had himself been told. By 2009, he knew better, but so vested was he in the story, and so useful had it been in his rise, that he continued to dissemble, even before millions of schoolchildren.

There are clues in Dreams, however, which suggest that Obama was creating a fiction for future use that he already knew to be untrue. He tells of coming across an article from the Honolulu Advertiser celebrating Barack Obama, Sr.'s planned grand tour of mainland universities on his triumphant way to Harvard.

Obama writes ruefully in Dreams, "No mention is made of my mother or me, and I'm left to wonder whether the omission was intentional on my father's part, in anticipation of his long departure." What Obama does not mention is that the article was dated June 22, 1962.

More here

Mental illness

Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live...Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter...Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed...The hottest place in hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict."

-- Martin Luther King

Greens

From Australia...

Greens leader Bob Brown says the coal mining industry should foot the bill for the Queensland floods because it helped cause them…"It’s the single biggest cause - burning coal - for climate change and it must take its major share of responsibility for the weather events we are seeing unfolding now."

Religion

From Britain's Daily Mail...

The European Union has sent millions of diaries to schools which list the dates of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Chinese festivals - but omit any mention of Christian celebrations. In an extraordinary move, three million 2011 notebooks were printed at a cost of £4.4million to the taxpayer. Around 350,000 of the diaries have already been shipped to schools in the UK alone. There is no record for Christmas, Easter or Lent - despite bureaucrats carefully listing the EU’s self-styled ‘Europe Day’ on May 9.

Cheap energy

Victor Davis Hanson of Pajama Media notes that...

"Obama in 2011 has a rendezvous with $4 a gallon gas and $100 a barrel oil. For two years, the administration has shut down new leasing of fossil fuels in the West; curtailed them in and around the Gulf; pontificated about, but not acted much on, nuclear power; and more or less unleashed everyone from Van Jones to Steven Chu to talk up global warming and talk down finding a necessary window of security in new sources of oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear power until technology and the market transition us to next-generation fuels.

The worldwide recession gave Obama two years of relatively cheap oil and gas, a breathing space which unfortunately he used to fantasize about wind and solar, rather than rush to create expanded sources of tried energy. That tab is coming due. "Drill, baby, drill" was not Sarah Palin’s mythmaking. We forget that what sunk the McCain campaign was the September 2008 meltdown that not only raised specters of a 1929 crash, but soon crashed oil prices as the world went into deeper recession — and gave Obama between 2009-10 relatively cheap gas at the pump and thus a buffer to his otherwise disastrous Keynesian policies."

Blood Libel

Seems like the Democrats like to throw the Blood Libel accusation at a lot of people.

Several examples here

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Arizona beheading

In Arizona, pro-amnesty protestors beheaded Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in effigy. Maybe the other sheriff, Dupnik in Pima County, is right about Arizona being the Mecca of Bigotry. Ha.

A victim, Eric Fuller, of the Tucson mass shooting attending a special town hall today was arrested after his outburst at a tea-party supporter who favored delaying talk about gun laws until emotions over the shooting have died down. Fuller raised his camera and took a photo of the pro-gun speaker, muttering, "You're dead." He was later arrested for public death threats.

There's at least one image I never want to see...The Arizona shooter's photo of himself posing with a Glock semiautomatic pistol while wearing a red G-string. Ha. It's obvious that the evil Sarah Palin forced him to do it.

Meanwhile, Governor Paul LePage of Maine is refusing to take part in MLK Day celebrations. When the NAACP complained, he told them to "kiss my butt." He said he doesn’t cater to special interest groups and considers the NAACP to be one. "They are a special interest – end of story. And I’m not going to be held hostage by any special interests."

FBI surveillance files on Martin Luther King will not be made public until 2027. On January 31, 1977, as a result of lawsuits by King’s allies against the FBI, a US district judge ordered the files sealed for 50 years. There are reportedly 56 feet of records — tapes, transcripts, and logs — in the custody of the National Archives and Record Service.

And from Japan....According to a survey of 671 men and 869 women, issued by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 35.1 per cent of men aged 16 to 19 said they are not interested in or averse to sex, more than double the 17.5 per cent of men in the previous study in 2008. Obsession with porn is blamed by some researchers. Japan's birth rate is 1.21 per family, far below the 2.08 babies required to stabilize population. Japan's population is 127 million but that is projected to decline to 95 million by 2050 and 47.7 million by 2100.

While not as bad as California, Illinois has a $15 billion budget shortfall. In addition, Illinois owes $6 billion to vendors and has unfunded pension liabilities estimated to be as high as $78 billion. And Democrats claim to be "reality based."

Soviet Union

During the Communist era it was almost impossible to own a car in the Soviet Union. Most cars were intended for the ruling class and little effort was made to produce enough for the common man. One had to pay up front in cash and then wait for ten years for delivery.

One man managed to save enough and went to the authorities and ordered his car. The bureaucrat took the money and said to "come back in ten years for the car."

The man asked, "In the morning or afternoon?"

"What difference does it make after ten years?"

The man said, "The plumber is coming in the morning."

Smoking

According to USA Today, Jeanne Calment, who was listed as the world's oldest human whose birth date could be certified, died at 122 in 1997. She had begun smoking as a young woman. At 117 she quit smoking (by that age she was just smoking two or three cigarettes per day because she was blind and was too proud to ask often for someone to light her cigarettes for her). But she resumed smoking when she was 118 because, as she said, not smoking made her miserable and she was too old to be made miserable. She also said to her doctor: "Once you've lived as long as me, only then can you tell me not to smoke." When Calment died at 122, the new longevity champ became 116-year-old Marie-Louise Meilleur of Canada. Madame Meilleur had chain-smoked all her adult life (as her grandson said, "She always had a cigarette dangling from her lips as she worked.") She did give up smoking, however, when she was nearly 100.

Debt

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rioting in Tunisia

There is rioting in Tunisia...neither the evil Jews nor Sarah Palin have been blamed...yet.

Meanwhile in the U.S.A., trillions of dollars have been looted from compliant taxpayers to "improve test scores" and "close the achievement gap" for students whose gap is immanent and unclosable. The Washington DC school district spends over $16,000 per pupil annually, by official statistics, and $24,600 per more honest calculations by the Cato Institute. That is the highest per-pupil expenditure in the Milky Way Galaxy, yet District of Columbia Public Schools has the worst performing schools of all 50+1 ranked states.

Pakistani politicians have accused the Pope of interfering in state matters after he called for controversial blasphemy laws to be scrapped. Benedict XVI urged the Islamic nation to repeal the legislation -- which carries the death penalty for insulting Islam -- a week after the shooting of the governor of Punjab, who had criticised the laws.

They want to ban the plastic bags at supermarkets but how about the plastic bags we use for trash? And what about plastic water bottles? Don't they end up in landfills also?

Palin Derangement Syndrome has hit the Leftists especially hard after the Arizona shooting. But it is an improvement only because they no longer blame Bush for everything.


Attention Janet Napolitano...Hudspeth County, Texas Sheriff Arvin West confirmed a Hudspeth County road crew came under fire Thursday morning from gunmen in Mexico. Sheriff West told ABC-7 that around 10:30 a.m, Thursday a road crew was repairing a part of Indian Hot Springs road, just east of Neely's crossing in Hudspeth County along the US-Mexico border when they came under gunfire from the Mexican side.

Could it be true? Progressives fading in San Francisco? Ban on happy meals the last straw?

Paranoia?

In October, Glenn Beck was musing on his radio show about the prospect of the government seizing his children if he didn't give them flu vaccines. "You want to take my kids because of that?" he said. "Meet Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson."

In April, Erick Erickson, the managing editor of the right-wing RedState blog and a CNN commentator, questioned the legality of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey on a radio show. "We have become, or are becoming, enslaved by the government. ... I dare 'em to try to come to throw me in jail. I dare 'em to. (I'll) pull out my wife's shotgun and see how that little ACS twerp likes being scared at the door."

Do right-wing talk show commentators incite violence against the government? Feel free to draw your own conclusions — but to dwell on the rise of violent rhetoric on the right is to miss a bigger, though connected, problem. Let's focus, rather, on the first part of Beck's and Erickson's observations: The government wants to take away Beck's (and by extension, your) kids. The government wants to take a census and will throw Erickson (and by extension, you) in jail if he, and you, don't comply.

More here

Violence

Editorial from the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten....

In 2004 the American writer Nicholson Baker published his novel "Checkpoint", in which the main character is plotting to murder the then-President, George W. Bush.

A few years later the film "The Death of a President" won the International Critics Prize at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is a blend of fact and fiction including live footage of Bush collapsing after an attempted assassination. During his own incumbency "Kill Bush" T-shirts were available for sale. During the 2008 election campaign the Democrats’ presidential candidate Barack Obama addressed these words to his supporters in Philadelphia, but with the Republicans in mind: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we’ll bring a gun".

One could continue to quote examples of violence and war metaphors used in the US political debate. It is not a concept exclusive to the political right or Tea Party supporters as one might think by relying on selected US and European media these days, following the mass killing and assassination attempt by 22-year-old Jared Loughner against Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. This kind of rhetoric has a long tradition, although the emergence of new media and the wall-to-wall coverage of even the most insignificant events could lead to the impression that the tone has been sharpened.

Susana Martinez

New Mexico’s newly elected Gov. Susana Martinez has come out swinging with a budget proposal that would cut spending and close the budget deficit without raising taxes or making cuts to classroom spending or health care for New Mexico’s most vulnerable.

Martinez also stated one of her first priorities is to revoke driver licenses issued to illegal aliens, pointing out since Arizona passed SB 1070, illegal aliens have been pouring in to New Mexico, which does not require proof of citizenship to obtain licenses.

Former Gov. Bill Richardson, an open borders advocate, further exacerbated the problem by banning Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) clerks from asking applicants if they were legally present.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Unhappy Leftists

Leftists seem to be unhappy critters. If they're not yelling from the rooftops that we are all going to die because of Global Warming they are saying we are perpetrating the Climate of Hate. They don't seem to like reality and are desparately seeking a new one.

There's a lot of talk about downsizing nowadays. Houses are being constructed with smaller and smaller floorplans. A really smart homebuyer could insist on eliminating the kitchen and have a small alcove with a microwave. Women don't cook much anymore anyway. Gives more space available for those big screen televisions.

From the Associated Press, "Even Gabrielle Giffords' doctors are starting to call her recovery a miracle."

Anybody wonder where the Westboro Baptist Church gets the money to travel around the country demonstrating at funerals? I certainly do. In my opinion, these people are just as insane as the Arizona shooter.

Let me see if I have this correct. First, Palin is blamed for the Arizona shooting. Then Palin defends herself in a seven minute video. Now Palin gets "unprecedented levels" of death threats. So, is Palin now responsible for her death threats? I'm confused, maybe some leftist could explain to me what's going on.

Evil Jews in action here

From a comment at the Belmont Club, "
To understand how really old and out of date the dems are – it's helpful to recall the first blood libel that the post-WWII democratic party used — was inveighed against Joe McCarthy." For those who don't know, the Venona papers released only a few years ago proved McCarthy was right but the MSM obviously ignored the entire release of the data.

Pashtun sociology

Social scientists attached to the Second Marine Battalion in Afghanistan last year circulated a startling report on Pashtun sociology, in the form of a human terrain report on male sexuality among America's Afghan allies. The document, made available by military sources, is not classified, just disturbing. Don't ask, don't tell doesn't begin to qualify the problem. These are things you didn't want to know, and regret having heard. The marines got their money's worth from their Human Terrain adjuncts, but the report might have considered whether male pedophilia in Afghanistan has a religious dimension as well as a cultural one. I will explain why below.

Most Pashtun men, Human Terrain Team AF-6 reports, engage in sex with men - boys - in fact, the vast majority of their sexual contacts are with males. "A culturally-contrived homosexuality [significantly not termed as such by its practitioners] appears to affect a far greater population base then some researchers would argue is attributable to natural inclination. Some of its root causes lie in the severe segregation of women, the prohibitive cost of marriage within Pashtun tribal codes, and the depressed economic situation into which young Pashtun men are placed."

Much more here

Mental health

Gerard Vanderleun of American Digest writes, "In the sixties our keepers decided that it would be a "good idea" to deinstitutionalize the insane among us. Like all "humane" ideas it started small and over the decades grew to a flood until the insane walk among us on our streets with little hindrance. We lump them with addicts and alcoholics and bums and kindly call them all "homeless." As such, they hide in plain site until they choose to make their madness manifest. And then we wonder how all the "signals" could have been "missed," why "something" was not done to protect the insane from themselves and others from their manias."

From an Iranian blogger

Islam enjoys a large and influential ally among the non-Muslims: A new generation of "Useful Idiots," the sort of people Lenin identified living in liberal democracies who furthered the work of communism. This new generation of Useful Idiots also live in liberal democracies, but serves the cause of Islamofascism—another virulent form of totalitarian ideology.

Useful Idiots are naïve, they are foolish, they are ignorant of facts, they are unrealistically idealistic, they are dreamers and they are willfully in denial or deceptive. They hail from the ranks of the chronically unhappy. They are anarchists, they are aspiring revolutionaries, they are neurotics who are at war with life, the disaffected alienated from government, corporations, and just about any and all institutions of society. The Useful Idiot can be a billionaire, a movie star, an academe of renown, a politician, or from any other segment of the population. Arguably, the most dangerous variant of the Useful Idiot is the "Politically Correct." He is the master practitioner of euphemism, hedging, doubletalk, and outright deception[...]

The lesson is clear. Beware of the Useful Idiots who live in liberal democracies. Knowingly or unknowingly, they serve as the greatest volunteer and effective soldiers of Islam. They pave the way for the advancement of Islam and they will assuredly be among the very first victims of Islam as soon as it assumes power.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Palin's Massacre

An Arizona law enforcement agency is backing away from a document it produced in the aftermath of Saturday’s shootings in Tucson that linked the man accused with carrying out the crimes to a white nationalist publication, American Renaissance.

It is said that Paranoid Schizophrenics don't have politics. They have voices.

Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, "is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official." Yeah, I'm sure the next crazy shooter will respect that law.

New rantings coming to light by the Arizona shooter...NASA’s shuttle and Mars missions were faked...the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were illegal...diatribes against God.

Rumors abound concerning the Arizona shooter. The latest is that the shooter and the congresswoman were members of the same synagogue in Tucson.

Debbie Schlussel says Jared Loughner is a lot like Bill Maher – an atheist who likes to watch MSNBC and say obnoxious things.

Meanwhile, you probably haven't heard that there is a low intensity war going on in Nigeria between the Muslim north and Christian south. The mainstream media is too fixated on Palin to actually report on what's going on in the world.

Villagers in southern Sudan voted on Sunday for what many saw as their freedom from "slavery" in a referendum forecast to bring independence to their neglected region of central Africa. "We were the slaves of the Arabs... Today we are voting for our freedom," said Duku John, a square-jawed young southerner in a dusty village.

The Red Cross of Great Britain is now forbidding Christmas decorations in their offices even though the symbol of the Red Cross is a red cross. I guess it makes sense to the multiculturalists but not to any sane person.

Right Wing Hate Speech Quiz

Take the Quiz here

Clean energy

From Michelle Malkin's website...

Evergreen Solar Inc., which received $58 million in state aid to open a factory in 2008 at the former military base in Devens, announced today it would shut the plant and let go 800 workers by the end of this quarter. The solar-panel plant is a cornerstone of Governor Deval Patrick's efforts to make Massachusetts a hub for the emerging clean-energy industry.

The company lost $54 million through the first nine months of 2010, and has, since its founding in 1994, accumulated a total deficit of more than $630 million. Last month, it engineered a reverse stock split to maintain capital requirements for the main Nasdaq stock exchange. Before the split, Evergreen's stock had been trading at about 50 cents.

Hedda Gabler

Iranian authorities have ordered a theater to suspend its production of the classic European play Hedda Gabler, which a semi-official news agency described as "vulgar" and "hedonistic."

The Fars news agency on Wednesday published photographs of the play in which a man and a woman appear to be on the verge of a kiss -- an outrageous scene in the Islamic Republic, where physical contact between unrelated men and women is banned.

Story here

For a synopsis on the play, go here

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Overrun with rats

From California comes the hilarious headline of the day..."L.A. City Hall overrun by rats."

Auburn recently beat Oregon for the national championship. This was the SEC’s fifth consecutive BCS title and seventh overall. Auburn became the fifth different league school to win it all – LSU and Florida have each won twice, Alabama and Tennessee once – and it maintained the conference’s unbeaten streak in title games.

Paul Kanjorski, D-PA was defeated for reelection in 2010. Kanjorski was dogged by some of the more incendiary comments he made during the campaign, such as his comments about Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, "Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have shot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him."

A few years ago the Left proclaimed that dissent was the highest form of patriotism, whereas today dissent, according to the same Leftists, creates a Climate of Hate.

Notice how most everybody who knew the Arizona Shooter thought he was crazy. Everyone saw something coming, yet no one took decisive action. Our society has been normalizating crazy behavior for decades and now we are at the point where weird is cool. Abnormal people shooting normal people. And the right wing is blamed....

Loughner, the Arizona shooter, has gotten a lot of press attention because he went after public figures, but only a few days ago there was a killing spree in Puerto Rico. The perp invited relatives to his house for a get-together and then set them all on fire. Like Loughner's, this is a case of warning signs ignored. "...the 45-year-old unemployed furniture mover had prepared for the party by soaking the walls of his house with kerosene and placing kerosene containers in each corner of the dining room, according to Sgt. Frank Perez of the Arecibo Region Police Department’s homicide unit.

A writer once observed, "Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?"

Carbon nonsense

The Carbon Sense Coalition today accused Western Governments of massive waste of community savings on frivolous climate "research" and alternative energy toys while neglecting the infrastructure needed to maintain sustainable societies in the face of an unknown climate future.

The Chairman of Carbon Sense, Mr Viv Forbes, said that none of the massive government climate spending has produced anything of long term use to the people paying their bills.

"The US government spends over two thousand million dollars per year on "climate research" but the recipients were completely unable to forecast the frigid winter they are now suffering. That money would be better spent on snow ploughs and highway improvements.

"Australian governments are spending at least eight hundred million dollars per year on "climate research", but were unable to forecast the massive floods now affecting much of Australia. That money would have been better spent on water storage and flood-proofing roads, bridges and airports.

"The UK Government plans to spend one thousand million pounds on carbon capture and burial schemes and untold billions on wind power subsidies, but wind provided almost zero power when needed in the recent freeze. In places, the wind towers actually consumed electricity to protect them from frost damage. UK residents would have been better off had all of that money been spent on reliable power sources and snow-proof infrastructure.

Source

Hate

Here is some hate from the left.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Legislating tolerance

Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania, said he will introduce legislation making it a federal crime for a person to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a Member of Congress or federal official.

Apparently Rep. Brady saw no problem with 8 years of the Bush/Hitler meme. Or the images of a decapitated Bush. Or the anticipated joy of watching the frog marching of Karl Rove. And apparently he had nothing against the movie about Bush's assassination. How many times was Bush and Cheney called war criminals?

Didn't Rep. Brady read about the verbal attacks on Justices Roberts and Thomas? Has he missed all the venom against Sarah Palin and her children?

It's clearly more intolerance from the "tolerance" crowd.

State of science

"The fact is that the scientific evidence that we have is full of holes, or mysteries. At one time people believed in the God of the Gaps and then retreated from that position because the gaps seemed to be getting smaller and smaller and threatened to close up altogether. But that is not the case today: the gaps are getting bigger and bigger; the chances of the world that we live in happening by accident are vanishingly small. The chances of a strand of DNA assembling itself by accident are infinitesimal, too small to be worth considering. The world is an essentially mysterious place. Science has not got it all sorted out, whatever Stephen Hawking says: science has only deepened the mysteries. In the face of the mysteries of life there are only two responses, a shrug of the shoulders, or faith in God."

-- Martin Down

Tuesday shorts

Lots of talk about the right wing talk radio and Fox News inciting violence but no one remembers Obama saying, "if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."

Surprise, surprise. Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to slash funding for most areas of state government and maintain a series of tax increases for five years to close California's huge budget deficit. Call me stupid but I'll bet there are more tax increases than slashing funding.

Pima County Sheriff Dupnik was so concerned about right wing violence that he neglected to provide any security for a Democratic Congresswoman in Tucson. And the shooter wasn't even a Tea Party member. Shazam! So he blames Palin and Limbaugh for his failure to protect the congresswoman. Chutzpah!

Isn't it funny how they accused Sarah Palin of using targets for her political action committee when even the Democrats use similar techniques for their political action committees. They are truly sick, evil, and twisted.

The United States and Canada are the last remaining developed nations in the world that still give automatic citizenship to babies born of illegal aliens and foreign citizens.

67% of all fatal dog attacks in the U.S. are caused by pit bulls. Rottweilers are second at 12%.

From one of my favorite blogs, One Cosmos..."Think of the thousands of musical sophisticates who have obtained Ph.D.s in music in the past half century. How many of them have written a single note of music that will be (remembered) by thousands of lips hence?"

The Department of Education was created in 1980. During the past three years alone, the Department has spent roughly one third of a trillion dollars with copious amounts of 'Stimulus' spending sent directly to the bosses of the teachers' unions. No other Department has been such an abysmal failure. Hundreds of billions of dollars were spent in just the last few years alone with literally no measurable effect.

Palin family

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gone is Bush

Gone is Bush the great Constitution-shredder. Tribunals, renditions, Predators, wiretaps, Iraq, Guantanamo, preventative detention—these are now either embraced or expanded. Iraq ("the surge is not working") is Obama’s "greatest achievement." The public I think believes Obama demagogued all those protocols for political advantage, then as commander-in-chief looked at the intelligence, and quietly adopted them all. OK, politicians do that. But how can one "virtually" oppose all that he embraces? Does he just make things up as he goes along, assuming we all have collective amnesia?

More here

Oak trees

Texas has millions of oak trees.

Oak trees are broadleaved trees. The scientific name for oak trees is Quercus. Oaks are hardwood trees that can live well over 200 years. Oak trees are an important source of food for wildlife. Oak trees produce acorns once a year in the fall. Some oaks begin to produce acorns at age 10 and others do not produce until they are 50 years old. Oak trees may not produce acorns every year. The trees need to store up energy after a heavy production year and thus may produce a very light crop or no crop at all. Heavy acorn production may occur only about 4 out of 10 years.

The oak tree family includes several hundred species. Most of the species are deciduous but there are a number of evergreens such as the Live Oak which is grown in southern areas of the United States. Oak trees are important for their wood and lumber production. The wood is durable, tough, and attractively grained. Oak flooring or oak cabinets display the grain qualities of oak wood quite stunningly. Oak trees are magnificent shade trees. These hardwood trees stand strong against nature’s elements such as wind. Many have attractive fall color and some have good winter interest with twisted branching and ridged bark. As a general rule, oak leaves remain on the tree longer in the fall than other trees such as maples, and thus provide for a longer fall show of colorful fall foliage.

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Unkillable cow

Wilcox’s wife told a deputy that her husband was working on a fence in the pasture when she heard him scream. She drove into the pasture and saw a cow "attacking" her husband.

"She was able to hit the cow several times with the truck to get it off of her husband," the report states.

Wilcox apparently had shot the cow, listed as a crossbred with 12- to 18-inch horns, with a .22 caliber pistol, but apparently dropped or lost the weapon during the attack.

His wife picked up the pistol and shot the cow several times in the face, driving the animal away. The pistol was loaded with "ratshot," or cartridges having a number of extremely small pellets instead of a single, solid projectile.

More here

Monday wash

"Only one hundred years ago there were one hundred million Christians; now, there are not even one million Christians in the Middle East. The others either moved away or converted," says Ayoub Kara, a deputy minister in the current governing coalition in Israel.

Did you know? Manila suffered more civilian casualties than either Hiroshima or Nagasaki? Of course you didn't...you have been indoctrinated by the leftists in academia who teach that only whites are cruel and vicious.

Joy Behar has poked fun on both of her shows about the fact Snooki of Jersey Shore has "written" a book. So in some form of revenge, Snooki and Jwoww conjured up a pair of Jewish accents and made fun of Joy -- calling her an "Italian wannabe" who hates the "Jersey Shore" kids because kids like them ruined her childhood ... back during the Great Depression.

Michio Kaku, City University of New York theoretical physics professor and popular television science commentator, says that there are 163 animal die-offs per year around the globe. Kaku doesn't say where he got that figure, but others have identified the source as the U.S. Geological Survey, which claims such die-offs "happen on average every other day somewhere in North America."

Ellen Weiss, the NPR executive who fired Juan Williams, was fired recently. Karma is definitely a bitch.

Great letter to President Obama here.

According to the latest Gallup poll, only 31% of Americans identify themselves as Democrats. This is the lowest score for that question since the company first began polling it.

Surprising story from Egypt. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas Eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside. Muslims offered their bodies as "human shields" for the mass, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and towards an Egypt free from sectarian strife.