Friday, August 28, 2009
Specifically, Sen. Kennedy's passing.
I'll be the first to admit that I was vehemently opposed to nearly everything Sen. Kennedy stood for. I'll admit it. Frankly, I'd be lying if I said I agreed with nearly anything he stood for.
But to learn that he'd passed saddened me. I didn't agree with him, but I did respect him. Sen. Kennedy stood his ground on the issues he believed in. He didn't waver and he didn't compromise his principles.
You don't find that too often these days. Case in point - 'Benedict' Arlen Spectre (D-PA) who switched from Republican to Democrat so that he could stay in Washington ... and admitted it.
Sen. Kennedy wasn't like that. He didn't switch sides and he didn't pull punches. And even though I disagreed with him, I did respect him.
My thoughts and prayers go to the Kennedy family at this difficult time. There aren't too many 'good' ways to die, unless one counts passing away peacefully in one's sleep. But to suffer as Sen. Kennedy did ... at least he's no longer suffering.
He was a liberal lion in the Senate, a stalwart who didn't compromise. He will be missed.
The last time I sent a politician an email I got back a cookie-cutter reply (ie; form letter) that didn't address a single issue I'd raised. And, I expected the same to be true in this instance.
You can therefore imagine my surprise when I received a reply from Rep. Jordan that actually addressed the issues I'd raised. I was honestly surprised.
Many politicians send form letter replies to their constituents when they're contacted via email, and to be frank I honestly didn't expect a reply from Rep. Jordan. As already stated, I'm NOT in his District.
Nonetheless, Rep. Jordan took the time to write back and address the issues I'd raised. It wasn't a form letter, nor an attempt to 'blow me off.'
Frankly, that says a great deal about him. If he is elected to the State Senate, I would honoured to have him represent me.
Monday, August 24, 2009
" It could be construed as a black day for the English language — but not if you work in the public sector.
" Dozens of quangos and taxpayer-funded organisations have ordered a purge of common words and phrases so as not to cause offence.
" Among the everyday sayings that have been quietly dropped in a bid to stamp out racism and sexism are “whiter than white”, “gentleman’s agreement”, “black mark” and “right-hand man”. (emphasis added)
"Right-hand man?" What, pray tell, is so offensive about that?
"What about us lefties? What about 'left-hand man'?"
"Now just one damn minute. What about us womyn (women)? What about us? You sexist bastard!"
I'll freely admit it. I'm Rick's right-hand man. He looks to me when asking what other people are thinking. Of course, since this is 'just' our local group, nobody really gives a shit, right?
Um..... Mr Obamessiah, have you checked your latest poll numbers lately? Have you?
It turns out that Rick and I really aren't among your adoring masses. And in spite of what your lapdog David Letterman recently said, we aren't "American Taliban."
I haven't murdered anybody recently. Neither has Rick. We haven't produced propaganda videos as have the true Taliban. But I guess you'd miss that since you're in New York. What? Nothing to say when confronted with the facts?
Here's my all-time favourite quote:
"Go fuck yourself. And then kill yourself before I have to."
Movie? Oh, please. You can do better than that.'
**A note to the left-wing idiots reading this. I am NOT advocating violence against Mr Letterman nor anybody else. But if you idiots can call us names, then fairness dictates that we also must be able to, ne?
Sunday, August 23, 2009
What's the matter, you egotistical, self-righteous son of a bitch? Are the American People FINALLY waking up to your socialist ways? Eh? -14, Mr Osama ... er ... OBAMA.
Granted, this number has shown a great deal of 'swing' these past few weeks. You've been from -6, -12, -10, -9, -9 ,-8, -7 to now -14?!?
BUT WAIT! It's us "un-American" Tea Party people that are making all the stink, right? How about it, you megalomaniac? After all, didn't you yourself recently say that "We're God's partners in matters of life and death?"
You egotistical self-righteous bastard. How DARE you proclaim yourself as such? Tell me, did you hear it from "On High?" Or are you just posturing your sorry ass? Kiss your 'legacy' goodbye. I PRAY that the American People will FINALLY wake up and vote your sorry a$$ and your sorry party out of power.
For me, it won't come soon enough.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
" Health insurers have until Sept. 4 to provide Congress a detailed list of every employee who made over a $1 million dollars a year between 2003 and 2008. Democrats also want documents about conferences and any events held off company property as well as the types of transportation, lodging, food, entertainment and even gifts exchanged.
" Raising the intimidation stakes: the Waxman letter offers insurers no explanation of what is being investigated or why.
" Industry insiders fear the beginning of reprisals for anyone daring to dissent from the Obama agenda. One said it feels like a reprisal audit by the IRS. " (emphasis and colour added)
The United States Constitution, oddly enough, contains no provisions for this type of strong-armed tactics. In other words, you could say it's unconstitutional.
And here I thought that dissent and/or disagreeing with the administration was patriotic. That we had a right to disagree with the administration. To listen to Hillary Rodham Clinton, it was. Remember? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0
The list of demands, sent by Henry Waxman [D-California] and Bart Stupak [D-Michigan] was not sent to Republican lawmakers, oddly enough.
" The majority Democrats, intoxicated with power, are brimming with a haughty self-righteousness that is now veering into a prideful arrogance and self-destructive narcissism. Having misread their 2008 election victory as a mandate to push through liberalism on a grand scale, they are now stunned by opposition to their radical plans. To them, the depth and intensity of the dissent is unexpected and shocking. " (*)
This should be no surprise. If you'll remember, an article I linked you to some time back warned us about this:
" - Medicare for all. When HillaryCare cratered in 1994, the Democrats concluded they had overreached, so they carved up the old agenda into smaller incremental steps, such as Schip for children. A strongly Democratic Congress is now likely to lay the final flagstones on the path to government-run health insurance from cradle to grave. (emphasis added)
" Mr. Obama wants to build a public insurance program, modeled after Medicare and open to everyone of any income. According to the Lewin Group, the gold standard of health policy analysis, the Obama plan would shift between 32 million and 52 million from private coverage to the huge new entitlement. Like Medicare or the Canadian system, this would never be repealed. (emphasis added) (**)
And I also wrote this: " This should scare the hell out of you. But it's what's coming unless you vote against Obama. Do you want Democracy or Socialism? If you're tired of Bush, I can understand that. I myself have said that I regret voting for him. But don't vote against McCain just because of Bush.
" Think before you vote. Please. If you vote for Barack Obama, I guarantee that what you've seen written here will come to pass ... quickly. Read the entire article, please. (***)
- (*) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/12/let-them-eat-cake-democrats/?feat=article_top10_read
- (**) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122420205889842989.html?mod=rss_opinion_main
- (***) http://gregb1967.blogspot.com/2008/10/liberal-supermajority.html
" WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's push for a national health care overhaul is providing a financial windfall in the election offseason to Democratic consulting firms that are closely connected to the president and two top advisers. "
You don't say. Does anybody remember the justifiable outrage about Mr Cheney's ties to outside firms when he was the Vice President? Remember the entire Halliburton firestorm? The lefties asked the questions that needed to be asked. The lapdogs in the liberal press cheered them on. Don't get me wrong: These hard questions needed to be asked.
Now let's contrast this with the questions that the lefties and their lapdogs in the liberal press are asking about this conflict of interest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFEY9RIRJA
" Coalitions of interest groups running at least $24 million in pro-overhaul ads hired GMMB, which worked for Obama's 2008 campaign and whose partners include a top Obama campaign strategist. They also hired AKPD Message and Media, which was founded by David Axelrod, a top adviser to Obama's campaign and now to the White House. AKPD did work for Obama's campaign, and Axelrod's son Michael and Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe work there. "
Don't get me wrong. The lefties and their lapdogs in the liberal press were quite willing to ask the hard questions when it was a Republican in the hot seat. And I'm quite willing to state that those hard questions needed to be asked. A conflict of interest is never a good idea, especially in politics.
But now let's take another look at the hard questions being asked about this confict of interest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMCGeP-LVKs&NR=1
Need I say more?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I really wish I could say that this surprised me, but given whom it's mostly targetted to, SNERTS, it really doesn't.
Yes, I used that old-time word again ... a SNERT. Granted, many people using Twitter aren't SNERTS, but a good percentage of them are. So what is a SNERT?
Snot Nosed Egotistical Rampaging Teen. I will note here that one does not have to be a teenager to be a SNERT, only to have the maturity level (and IQ) of one.
The report gave an example of the "pointless babble" - the classic "I'm having a sandwich." Yes, SNERT, I really needed to know this. My day, nay - my month is now complete. I may rest easy and sleep very well tonight knowing that you're having a sandwich. Perhaps you should do something a tad more constructive with your time, such as;
- learn proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- learn how to add a restaurant bill without a calculator.
- get involved in your local community.
- give blood.
The list is virtually endless. Instead, you've told the world you're having a sandwich. How dreadfully boring.
The report gave a rundown on the percentages of what's being sent, of what the "Tweets" were, to use the parlance.
8.7% of the messages had "pass-along" value. I'm assuming for the moment that we're past the school-yard mentality of "Joe's wearing his mama's bloomers ... pass it on!" Of course, it could also be along the lines of "Steve, our Senator is MIA from his town-hall meeting. What do you say we get some others together and picket in front of his office? Or is he hiding in the union hall again? Damn Democrat!"
5.9% were of the 'self-promotion' variety. This could along the lines of "Hey, I'm hung like a horse!" Or it could be "Common...visit my blog at You know you want to!" Of course, that example could also count as spam.
3.8% were spam, according to the report. This could be the example I gave earlier, or any of a myriad of others.
37.5% were conversational. "Jill, Doug and I were on our way to the mall. Did you want us to swing by and pick you up?" "Thanks, I'll be ready in 15. My hair's a fright. Is your girlfriend Mary coming, too?" "No, she got grounded. Again." "Bummer."
And 40.5% were of the pointless babble variety. This, obviously, included the classic "I'm having a sandwich" but I'm willing to bet that they missed the one that I'm sure somebody put out "I just picked my nose." Of course, it could also be along the lines of "You know, that Sarah Lane is hot! She's beautiful!" "You mean the one from TechTV?" "Ayup." Although, that could also count as conversational, although I'd term it good taste.
But there you have it. 40.% of tweets were pointless babble. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse.
" It seems to me that we need to start a list of Milk Carton Politicians — members of the House and Senate who go MIA when they should be meeting with their constituents to hear their concerns over the health-care overhaul, cap-and-trade, the failure of the stimulus package, and the exploding federal deficit. " (*)
On that site is the list of Milk Carton Politicians. You can imagine my shock and dismay when I read Sherrod Brown's name on it. Although I doubt he remembers it, we met some months back. He had the firm handshake of a man who is sure of himself, and his eyes (at least on that day) were full of fire as he spoke about how he intended to work for us. He told me he was "proud" to represent us and intended to "work tirelessly" for his constituents.
But not, apparently, when it comes to ObamaCare. I say this because on YouTube there's a picture of a union thug getting close to somebody who disagreed with ObamaCare.
This disturbs me greatly. I had not thought Mr Brown to be your typical politician, interested only in saving his own a$$ (a la 'Benedict' Arlen Specter.) I had truly believed him to be a good politician, one who would listen to his constituents and then do what they instruct him to. Tell me Mr Brown, was I wrong?
Or have you Mr Brown, turned into a Rep. Eric Massa [D-NY] who actually said " I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful. " (**)
Or in plain English "F*ck 'em all anyway. I'm the guy making all the bucks and even though I haven't read the bill, I still know what's in it, and I'm gonna vote the way I'm gonna vote! Now leave me alone, you unwashed peasants!"
Here's the list of the Ohio 'Milk Carton Politicians.' Be sure to tell them what you think about them ... by voting their sorry a$$es OUT come next election.
Sherrod Brown - D
Marcy Kaptur - D
Betty Sutton - D
Tim Ryan - D
Charlie Wilson - D
Mike Turner - R
John Boccieri - D
George Voinovich - R
John Boehner - R ???
Jean Schmidt - R
(*) - http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/16/who-are-your-milk-carton-politicians/
(**) - http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2009/aug/16/video-rep-massa-i-will-vote-against-interests-my-d/
Monday, August 17, 2009
But I need to post this for a few reasons.
There was a townhall meeting recently in Wheeling West Virginia which was attended by Rep. Alan Mollohan [D]. Based on what I've heard he said, I really didn't need to put which political party he's part of.
He hee'd and haw'd about whether or not he was going to vote for the health-care 'reform' bill. He tried, again according to what I've been told, to stack the deck by having his people there. He used, repeatedly (again, according to what I've been told) the word progressive. Not liberal, not socialist, progressive. Folks, they're the same damn thing! Case in point: Woodrow Wilson. I'll leave you to Google it.
It should remind you of the little 11-year old girl who asked Mr Osama, er ... OBAMA a question during a recent town hall meeting. The girl's name? Julia Hall. Here are a few links:
Well, it just happens that her mother was the head of her state's Barack Osama, er...OBAMA campaign. Honestly.
" ” I have been honored to work with Kathleen Manning Hall on the New England Finance and Steering Committee for Barack Obama for over a year. She has raised money, slogged through the snow in New Hampshire and has devoted every minute of her time toward electing Barack Obama President of the United States. She has not only talked the talk, but walked the walk.
" Please elect her as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention to vote for Barack Obama.”
" -Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick)"
This is the unscripted debate that Mr Obama promised? It just so happens that his 'supporters' were bussed in... http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/08/bus-ted-obama-bussed-in-supporters-for.html
But of course, we're not thinking you had a bunch of plants in there Mr Obama.
Yes, this happened already, as did the WV 'meeting.' So why am I only writing about it now? Remember the recent Drudge Report headline about Obama's 'retreat?' Here's a screenshot:
This is not a retreat for team Osama, er...OBAMA. This is an attempt to get you to stop showing up at his scripted 'town hall meetings' (aka...propaganda sessions) and making your voices heard. This is a trial balloon, at best.
The title? "Obama Campaign Ad Firms Signed On to Push Health-Care Overhaul" You don't say.
Folks, unless you get involved, unless you make your voices heard, you will have to suffer the consequences. You will be forced to pay for the full health care of illegal aliens. Don't believe it? Read the bill.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I've just been told that I won another "vacation" in Florida.
It came from flafunvac3.com which was registered to ... GoDaddy.com. Which is why I'm blogging about it ... again.
The registrant is ... again Pete Greenwood. This Mr Greenwood gets around. Although he keeps using the same ZIP Code ... and blocking his IP address doesn't work. All he'd have to do is unplug his cable modem for a period of time and his ISP would assign him a new one.
I hate to do your work for you, GoDaddy, but please do start researching this. Getting this Mr Greenwood's name, address and phone number took me all of three minutes. ARIN WHOIS is a wonderful thing. So is WHOIS.NET
Please get on the ball and wake your verification team up. And that's assuming you have one.
Friday, August 14, 2009
This is just sooooo juicy. And while I'd love to repost it word for juicy word, I don't have permission to do so, and besides that, it would be wrong.
But it is sooooooooooooooooo juicy.
So I will quote from only a part of it:
" It is laughably absurd for liberals to attack Americans for exercising their First Amendment rights, when they have organized the following: massive protests that shut down college campuses and, indeed, entire cities during the Vietnam War; marched en masse during the nuclear-freeze movement in the 1980s; organized corporate shakedowns to force race-based initiatives; set up a lawn-chair village outside President George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch during the Iraq war -- and disrupted congressional hearings, got in the face (literally) of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and called Gen. David H. Petraeus "General Betray Us"; and orchestrated nationwide vote fraud by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia. (I could go on, but The Washington Times is only so many pages long.) "
Sounds about right for the libs, as the writer herself noted elsewhere in the article, the libs don't seem to realize that there is another side to any issue.
This article is, in my opinion, a must read. A MUST read.
I've pointed out the liberal's hypocrisy before, right here on this blog. And I'll be the first to admit that quite a few Republicans also fit that bill. It appears to be a universal trait for a politician.
But I need to add one more thing, and for it I have to apologize. If you've read this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I'm neither a racist nor a sexist. However, I was called this again today during our group's Friday get together.
So here it is, for the record. (And Sam, if you're reading this, this is for you: )
I would have no problem with an African-American being the President, so long as I agree with his or her positions. For me, it's not because Barack Hussein Obama is an African-American, it's because I believe him to be a socialist.
I would welcome an African-American President, so long as I agreed with them. But J.C Watts wasn't running. Alan Keyes didn't win. General Colin Powell (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) wasn't running. For the record, Sam, I would have voted for any of these men.
But for those people who to this day also call me "sexist" because I 'dared' to speak out against Hillary Clinton, I would have no problem with a woman being the President. But Dr. Condoleezza Rice (former Secretary of State) wasn't running. And since she's also African-American, that takes both of your favourite cards right off the table.
For the record, Sam, for me it's not about race or gender. It's about the politician's positions and whether or not I agree with them.
I hope that clears it up.
Monday, August 10, 2009
For the record, my IQ is 127 - that's two points short of 'gifted.'
Also, for the record, it's spelled 'pseudo-intellectual.' The next time you call here and use big words, you should at least be able to spell them.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I'll give them the fact that it's an unflattering portrayal of their 'chosen one.' It is unflattering. But is it all that different from the one that Vanity Fair had on 29-JUL-2008? Here's that one:
They are both very unflattering portrails of the the President of the United States - of that there can be no doubt. But let's also consider this picture:I don't think I need to explain this, but this obviously shows then-President Bush after he'd been 'beheaded.' This, to the lefties, was acceptable. But let's contrast that with the Oklahoma City man who had his anti-Obama sign taken by the State Police. What did that sign say? "abort Obama." Granted, the sign was returned to him later, but he still got a visit from the Secret Service. The "abort Obama" sign could have been a threat, you see. This picture of then-President Bush, obviously, was not.
Neither, apparently, was this one:It's quite telling, actually.