Friday, December 30, 2011

No, Virginia, This is no Way to Be

Red State has an interesting little piece on the Virginia ballot debacle. Apparently they don't think much more of the process than Newt Gingrich or his campaign manager does. The site screams favortism given for Paul and Romney, given that they were able to secure half again as many signatures as necessary (15,000 as opposed to 10,000) and thus didn't garner the same scrutiny as the ones who didn't make the magic number. Well, that's just dandy. So people who get 15000 signatures don't get as closely scrutinized as people with only 14,999? Dumb. Just plain dumb.

That's my personal opinion anyway, but I can see where we, being fallible human beings, would take the lazy approach and just say "Well, he got fifteen thousand, the probability of five thousand signatures being false isn't likely." Well, to that I say bull. If anything, just by the nature of positive correlations, the more signatures you bring in, the more scrutiny you deserve, given that the percentage increase means it's far more likely that fraud WILL occur. After all, a percentage of 10000 is a lot smaller than a percentage of 15000. Fifty percent smaller, in fact. You'd think this would warrant a bit more attention from the VA Republican Party.

Not to be, apparently. Still, as I mentioned before, this is only one state out of fifty. It won't look good for the candidates that were looking forward to these primaries, but with all eyes on Iowa right now, VA seems to be small potatoes right now. But that's just me.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Day That Will Live in Infamy...for Newt and his Campaign at Least

It would seem that even a major setback like not being able to qualify for the Virginia presidential ballot is going to deter Newt from winning the 2012 nomination. Comparing it to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his campaign manager has stated that they will soldier on. Gotta admire the guy's guts. It's why I've thrown my lot in with him to win the nomination after the unfortunate rise and fall of first Michelle Bachmann, then Rick Perry, and lastly Herman Cain. Regular readers will no doubt realize that I was somewhat torn between Bachmann and Cain, until the Gardasil comment from Bachmann and the bogus sexual harassment allegations concerning Cain knocked them both, for all intents and purposes, out of the running. If for some reason the link doesn't work, here's the facebook note in its entirety.

By now you've likely heard that our effort to gain access to the primary ballot in Virginia was not successful. This was not due to a lack of effort by our volunteers, but the cumbersome process in Virginia.

We are exploring alternate methods to compete in Virginia - stay tuned.

Going forward, we will be as in-front of the process as possible and with the help of our grassroots volunteers we will make all other deadlines.

Newt and I have talked three or four times today and he stated that this is not catastrophic - we will continue to learn and grow. Remember that it was only a few months ago that pundits and the press declared us dead after the paid consultants left. They declared that the decision not to compete in the Ames Straw Poll would mean that Iowans would ignore us. Some will again state that this is fatal.

Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days - but in the end we will stand victorious.

To help achieve that outcome we each need to spend the next 24 hours enjoying our families and friends as much as possible. Enjoy their company. Be grateful for them. Gather strength from them. The promise of a better future for our family and friends is the reason we are committed to rebuilding the America we love.

May the spirit of the season fill each of you. Merry Christmas.

Michael Krull
National Campaign Director
The analogy fits quite well, I think. It caught them by surprise, and it's put their plans in a place that they didn't think they were going to be. Some of the commenters on the thread, however, are a little less than cordial. As mentioned above in the letter, the campaign manager calls the snafu a setback. But it seems that some don't appreciate the analogy. here are a few choice tidbits:

 Pitfuful. Newt, if your team can't accomplish this administrative task, how could your administration deal with the real challenges that face the president?

Perhaps we should change the law just for your campaign? You are a part of the failed system if you can not follow the rules. It clearly says that write-in ballots will not be counted so why would you pursue this? These laws were written by the people and for the people and that includes you. Do not stoop to the democrats level and try to change the rules to suit your present needs.

Yeah you not getting on the Virginia ballot is just like Dec.7,1941. I didn't get all I wanted for xmas, now I know how the families of that 9/11 thing felt.

No you idiot, it's not like Pearl Harbor. It's called a horrendous ground game who doesn't know wtf it's doing. Why don't you just head to the moon and start your lunar colony already or something?

Honestly, people. This is not the time to insult a man just for making a mistake. And the comparison isn't in the least distasteful. Not that it matters in the slightest. For all those who think Virginia is going to make all the difference, it won't. It's one state among fifty. Newt still has 49 more ballots to try for. That being said, there are other ways to get on the ballot, I'm sure, though I admit I don't know that much about how things work in Virginia. Regardless, Newt isn't done yet. Don't count him out.

Thinning of the Herd: Perry not Able to Make Virginia Ballot

Well, look at that. It would seem that. Rick Perry's bid for the White House has become all the more difficult. As I just recently learned, and as many of us in the blogosphere no doubt already knew, one needs at least 10,000 signatures to qualify for the Virginia presidential ballot, and our Mr. Perry didn't make the cut, along with, unfortunately, my belle Michelle and Rick Santorum. While this doesn't necessarily rule them out for a term or two in the White House, it certainly doesn't bode well. I'm probably one of the few who actually found this surprising, given that I've never heard of this particular provision for the Old Dominion State, and this has been all over the net for all of two or three days, so everyone pretty much probably knows about it and has moved on. Since I"m a Johnny-Come-Lately, however, I will only just now be expressing my thoughts on the matter.

As mentioned above, this is at the same time not a big deal, and yet a very big deal. Perry, Bachmann and Santorum not making the ballot in Virginia means that effectively, the only candidates that people will be able to vote for in Virginia, a key state in any election, will be Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. Dear Lord help us if either of these two gets the nomination. Ron Paul being the isolationist he is, and Romney being the flip-flopper HE is, either one of these two would be a bad choice to replace the current chair-warmer in the Oval Office. Romney's no doubt good at playing the political game, but his policies are more Obama-lite than anything else. As for Ron Paul, I believe this video clip says all that needs to be said about this senile whackjob's stance on foreign policy. Some of his ideas are good, but what good is a stellar domestic policy if your foreign policy amounts to "It's totally okay for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, and it doesn't matter if they say they're going to use it to wipe Israel off the map."?

What gets me more about this news development than anything else is that Newt Gingrich, my new choice for POTUS since Cain was driven out of the running by bogus sexual harassment charges, has also failed to make  the virginia ballot, proving to be a rather significant setback for the former Speaker of the House. Still, Virginia is only one state out of fifty, and however many electoral votes the state has, it's still up in the air about whether Newt will win the nod from the RNC. Personally, I hope he does. I would love to see Newt wipe the floor with Obama in a debate, but the namby pamby in the White House probably doesn't have the cojones to stand at a podium without his favorite teleprompter ready and raring to go with another prepared speech.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

So, Which Holiday are we Celebrating on the 25th, Anyway?

Well, boys and girls, it's that time of year again. After months of absence due to my wanting to focus on studies in a new profession wherein I sit for eight hours and type furiously while four people speak back and forth to one another, I have returned, though for how long I cannot say.  This profession, known as court reporting, has taken up so much of my time, in fact, that I've had to neglect this site for far too long; but being that the day upon which our Savior humbled himself and came into this world wrapped in swaddling clothes and in a bed of hay is upon us, I think it's time I dusted this place off and took up the role of watchdog once again. However, I'm changing things up a bit. Instead of exclusively pointing out the douchebaggery that goes on concerning people trying to ruin Jesus's birthday for him and everyone else trying to celebrate it, I've decided to point towards the positive aspects of Christmas, which last year had eluded me due to my being as blind as the proverbial bat because of my swimming in the cesspool of politics. Wow. Quite the run-on sentence there. I  must have a lot to say regarding this particular subject. Well, let's get started, shall we?

In 2008, I finally became aware that there were dangerous people out there who wanted to change the very fabric of the makeup of this great country, and turn it into something that the Founding Fathers never wanted it to be. The election of King Barack the First tore the scales from my corneas and sent me on a mission. I was going to be like a bloodhound on meth and uncover every outrageous wrongdoing perpetrated by groups like the ACLU and CAIR. I was going to be Sam Spade, and I was going to expose every single wrongdoing for what it was on this blog and on Facebook and anywhere else I could. I became so gung ho about my little crusade that for a while there, all I saw was the negative. Add to that a wretched holiday season last year wherein my car broke down, I had almost zero money for gifts, and that turned out to be the last holiday season that I would spend with my would-be mother-in-law, and it was pretty much a recipe for disaster waiting to happen.

Still, the closer the holiday actually came, the more I felt genuine holiday cheer, and it turned out not to be so bad after all. But that's not what this post is about. This post is about the current Christmas season and the fact that even though I didn't see the good things about it last year, I can see the good this year once again. I was lost, as the song says, but now am found. That said, let's begin.

Last year at Christmas I was introduced through Youtube and Moonbattery.com to a comic by the name of Brad Stine. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. After all I'd heard and seen about Liberal Hollywood and the left leaning entertainment industry, I was floored and relieved to see the stylings of a genuine Christian Conservative Comedian (CCC for short), and a downright hilarious one at that. This post is where I first placed a video I found on moonbattery that had me rolling in the aisles because of Brad's no nonsense approach towards political correctness and how absurd the very idea is.

Well, to make a long story even longer (ha ha) I once again have come across Brad Stine in the form of the movie entitled "Christmas With a Capital C". In this spectacular film, the town of Trapper Falls is celebrating Christmas the same way they always have: by putting up a Nativity scene in the front yard of the mayoral residence. That is, until an old resident of the town files a complaint that the town is in violation of the Constitution's Establishment Clause.

This of course, leads the town's mayor, a devout Christian, to find a way to fight back against the onslaught of bureaucratic hooplah and preserve the fifty year old tradition.

All in all, the movie was awesome, and was a very refreshing change from the negative stories about Nativity scenes being taken down in Texas, as this link  informs all who click it.

Before, I was afraid our Christmas traditions were under attack from so many angles that we didn't stand a chance. Now, with more and more displays of holiday cheer popping up this year than last year, perhaps the tide has been turning. Here's hoping that's the case.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is This the Sound of a Kingdom Falling?

The title of this post is derived from one of my favorite novels, A Storm of Swords. The scene the line is from is one wherein one of the major characters, Catelyn Stark, is worrying over her son, newly crowned King of the North, and the fact that his war of rebellion against their political enemies is not going his way. Such appears to be the case with one Michelle Bachmann and her budding (until now) political aspirations.

I like Michelle Bachmann. I agree with her Tea Party friendly message, and I like her record as well. However, after her slew of gaffs involving the Gardasil issue, it appears to me, your humble Crusader for Constitutional Justice, that her campaign has, as Rush Limbaugh put it recently, jumped the shark. Unfortunate, too, because I was looking forward to seeing the first female President of the United States, especially in light of the attacks calling the Republican Party anti-woman. I was hopeful from the beginning. "Run, Michelle, run", I was always saying back even before it was hinted at that she would announce her candidacy. Of course, by the time I heard she was running, I had already begun to get sucked into the Herman Caine Camp. I had a choice to make, and had made it,  yet now with Cain doing so poorly in the polls, and Bachmann's campaign folding like an origami crane, I may find myself believing more and more that Rick Perry will end up being the nominee for the Republicans this time around.

I believe, however, that my belle Michelle still has a chance to snag the nomination if she enters damage control mode. Unfortunately, according to Hot Air, rather than backpedal on the issue, she doubled down with an anecdote about a mother who supposedly became mentally retarded as a result of being medicated with Gardasil. This only hurts the woman in the long run. I hope she is able to see the error of her ways, because all in all,  I believe that Michelle Bachmann is, despite her mistakes, the best candidate to become our new leader of the free world. Here's to hoping she does, and that I'm right.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mirror Mirror, on the Wall...

I believe, dear readers, that we have been thrown into a parallel universe. I know most of you think we were thrown into one in 2008 when Obama was elected and began his assault on our freedoms, but I say you nay. It is only now that we've been forced to face the mirror images of those who inhabit the so-called Mirror Universe. I haven't been following the news as much as in the past recently, but I've still been keeping up with Hot Air, so I've got a semblance of what's going on. I've been keeping track of Teh Wun's reelectability (is that even a word?) for the last few months, and the signs don't look too good for him, despite Michelle Baachman's recent gaffe regarding Gardasil, and Perry's scandal from umpteen million years ago coming to light. His reelect numbers keep dropping at a steady pace even in Smurf states. Don't believe me? Check this out. Yep. You read that right, fellow crusaders. DWS, the new airhead of the DNC, has the audacity to claim that New York District 9 is a difficult district for Democrats despite the fact that a Republican hasn't held that seat since the COOLIDGE ADMINISTRATION!!!! I would laugh if it wasn't so sad.

But that is not the meat and potatoes of what I have for you today, dear readers. What I have for you today will astound, amaze, shock and stupify: Apparently Der Commissar is having a bit of trouble passing his nonexistent jobs bill due to the obstructionist efforts of the..Democrats?!

It seems yet again, I must ask the question:


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ron Paul: Leftist?








I just got this hat tip from Chicks on the Right's Facebook post: Ron Paul has apparently turned to the left in his views on why 9/11 happened. Ron Paul was never my guy. Way too much of an isolationist, in my view, in a world where the United States can no longer completely cut itself off from the rest of the globe. His views are his, however, and I respect his right to have them. However, he will not win the presidency if he starts spouting garbage like THIS:



That, for those of you who didn't watch, is Ron Paul, potential nominee for the Republican Presidential ticket, spouting the same garbage that Osama Bin Laden and Al Quaeda have been spouting for the last ten years. There was a time when I thought I might actually vote for Ron Paul. Not anymore.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Okay, someone explain to me why this is a Problem..?

Thaanks to Chicks on the Right for posting this first: Guess what, clever and competent crusaders for constitutional justice. Another university is so chock full of politically correct idiocy that they're refusing to honor the victims of 9/11 unless...and I kid you not...

You see, Marietta College is “threatening to cancel a 9/11 memorial planned by their students if flags from other countries are not observed in the activities as well. 


Let's let that sink in for a second, shall we? This college is threatening to shut down a 9/11 tribute just because it's not fair that other countries aren't being represented. I ask...why on Earth would other countries need to be represented? Well, according to the school, it's because "other nationalities were killed at the twin towers as well." Umm...yeah, ethnicities besides white people were killed at 9/11 (including at least 13 Muslims...oops was that too politically incorrect? Eh, whatever.)


Listen up, Marietta College! 9/11 HAPPENED IN AMERICA! THEREFORE THE AMERICAN FLAG IS THE ONLY ONE THAT NEEDS TO BE FLOWN TO REPRESENT THE VICTIMS BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL LIVING HER AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACKS! IS THAT REALLY TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND!?


Or, I believe I can sum this up more simply with a little help from Captain Jean-Luc Picard:



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Too Long an Absence

There's something to be said about there not being enough hours in the day. I remember back when I first started this blog, I was on here practically every other day posting a new outrage that fanned the flames of my anger towards a corrupt and overblown government body whose sole purpose seemed only to be to find out just how far they could stick their fingers into the lives of the American people before we finally told them to shove off.

That all changed when I started my journey on my new career path. Being a court stenographer is NOT an easy thing to learn. The basics are, but as with most things, the more you advance the more difficult things become. Don't misunderstand me. This isn't some whine fest about how I can't continue and should just give up the ship. It is, however, an explanation as to why my watchdog duties have fallen by the wayside of late.

Not that I haven't been paying attention, of course. I still get my doses of FOX news on occasion, and my visits to Hotair and Facebook inform me of the goings on of our Monarch-in-Chief and his goons, as well as the goings on of the supposedly small-government repubs that talk a good game but can't seem to move the pieces correctly.

As for why I haven't posted, well, that should be obvious. I just don't have the time lately. Hopefully that will change somewhere down the road. As it stands right now, the only thing I can say to you, my loyal readers, is that my crusade for Constitutional justice must be placed on hiatus for the time being, yet have no fear. I'll be back leading the charge during the 2012 elections, and I'll be keeping as much of an eye out as I can for any shinannigens being pulled by our new president elect.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Portrait of an American Badass: George Washington

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Those who read this blog regularly are no doubt familiar with my weekly attempts to get away from the slimy quagmire that is the political realm that I refer to as Motivation Mondays. Well, I've done some thinking and I believe it's time for a change. I will no longer be posting pics of that sort for the sole purpose of calling it "motivational". Instead, Motivation Monday will now be referred to, as the title of this post hints, Portrait of an American Badass. Shamelessly stealing the same premise used by www.badassoftheweek.com, I, your humble crusader for constitutional justice, will lay out in accurate and (hopefully) humorous detail the story of one particular icon of American history that I believe to be, in layman's terms, a badass, and why.

Appropriately, I begin with one of my personal favorites, the cherry tree chopper himself, former U.S. President George Washington:

Unfortunately, many of the younger generation are unaware of the awesomeness of George Washington from being lied to about him being an asshole in public school. Fortunately I went to a school where people actually taught you stuff instead of trying to use Soviet mind control tricks to get you to believe that tyranny is awesome, so I know a thing or two about ol' George.

Like many of our ancestors, George was an Englishman who emigrated over to the New World because he was way too awesome for the old one, and also because the British king was a douche who wouldn't let Washington own any property until he beat the royal crap out of some French wusses that actually for some reason thought they had a chance at fighting an army that wasn't composed of other French soldiers. Deciding to remind the French how much they actually sucked at waging war, Washington joined the British army as a Colonel, since his daddy had loads of money from owning plantations over in Britain and could pay for he commission. During his time as a colonel, Washington found out that the French and some of the local Native American tribes were acting all buddy buddy. George said "Aw hell no!" and charged in saber rattling and muskets blazing, blowing the heads off many Frenchmen and Indians alike, thus reminding the world that not only does France suck at warfare, they aren't allowed to be friends with anyone, ever (citation needed).

Sadly, the French only became bigger assholes after losing to Washington, so they went and violated the whole "No friends for you" policy the world had in place at the time and got together with more Indians that hated the British so that they could surround Washington's fort and make him surrender. Washington did so, but that was only because he had a far more awesome plan in the works. He let them have the fort, sure, but that didn't mean he had to let them keep their lives. Instead of just bitching about losing the fort and crying in his teacup, Washington carried out the two rules for a gunfight and decided to blow up more French heads like over ripe watermelons until the French finally ran home crying in their Crepe Suzettes, losing yet another war in a string of losses tracing back to Joan of Arc being burned at the stake, which still plagues them to this day. (Read: World War II),

But it wasn't until after the War of Beating France Like the Redheaded Stepchild They Are that Washington truly became more awesome than anyone else ever would be allowed to become. After another badass, John Adams (who will be covered in a future post) convinced all thirteen English colonies to tell King George III to go suck a lemon and leave America the hell alone, Washington was out there being his Mafia enforcer, forcing British generals to cough up their protection money or face "accidents", capice?

One particular incident of badassitude is Washington crossing the Delaware River in the dead of winter on Christmas Eve, 1776. Washington had retreated with the remainder of his army after unfortunately being beaten by the British, who were clearly using a cheat code of some kind since no one could beat Washington in a fair fight, ever (editor's note: might be an exaggeration). To do this he had to brave a near frozen river with ice chunks as large as small animals that could have turned his little twig of a boat into kindling if he hit any of them. After safely ensconcing himself in Delaware away from the Redcoats, Washington looked at the river and said "You know what? They'll never expect me to cross AGAIN!" And so he did. And, of course, the British were severely ganked by His Awesomeness, since they thought no one would be stupid enough to actually cross a river and interrupt their tea party.

Then there's that whole mess at Valley Forge. During the same winter in which Washington crossed the Delaware, after the crossing, Washington and his army found out that they were out of supplies and that it was cold. Really really cold. So cold that a lot of the soldiers who weren't as bad ass as Washington actually froze to death. But even as the others' teeth were chattering and they were jumping up and down trying to stay warm, Washington just looked at them all and went "What's the matter, you guys cold?"

After a few months of learning how to drill from a German officer that decided it'd be way more fun to beat up on the British themselves rather than work for them, winter ended and Washington's army came out bigger and badder, eventually leading to the defeat of General Cornwallis at Yorktown. Oh, and I think the French finally got up off their asses and sent us some ships or something, but whatever.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another Birthday Come and Gone

Happy Birthday America. May there be a thousand more.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

And then Then There Were Two

Friends, readers, countrymen,  I am now feeling a teensy bit torn regarding the presidential primaries. As you all who read my posts (at least the ones who read more than just the cheesecake pics) know, I'm a big supporter of not one, not two, but three potential candidates for the presidency come 2012. My first choice was everyone's favorite (or least favorite if you're a lefty) Mama Grizzly, Sarah Palin of Alaska. Alas, the one with teeth, claws, and balls is not running so far as I can tell, so I was forced to find another candidate who met my criteria for POTUS. I searched high and low until quite by chance I stumbled upon Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfathers Pizza. The more I heard this man speak, the more I wanted  to vote for him in the race. However, there was another hopeful who had yet to announce whether or not they would run: Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. I now have a choice to make, and I have yet to find the criteria I need to make the right choice.

Comments on who's the better candidate are welcome. Tell me about Miss Bachmann, if you would.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, United States Army. This is for all those who have served, are serving, and will serve.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Paging George Orwell...

The latest attempt to shut down the alternative media. Thanks to That Mr. Guy for bringing this to my attention, as well as the rest of the right wing blogosphere.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Herman Cain Music Video. Vote reason number six!

Well, yet again I find a video glorifying the walking set of balls that is Herman Cain, only this time it's a music video montage highlighting his stops at various TEA party gatherings, as well as a bunch of people going on about how awesome he is. Clearly these people weren't told that Cain lacks name recognition, otherwise they'd know better and realize he can't win. /sarcasm

Monday, May 30, 2011

Motivation Might as Well be Tuesday

I really need to be more timely with these Motivation Monday posts of mine. But, given that I'm starting a new career path as a court reporter, and have as such been running around like a chicken with his head cut off, I haven't had much time to do anything other than the usual political snark. That being said, here's an image that we all might recognize in the form of Diana Prince, AKA Wonder Woman:


And to all those who miss the old costume, I say amen! Bring back the stars and stripes of Old Glory, money-grubbing nimrods!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Meghan McCain hates her Tits


Everyone's least favorite big breasted dumb blonde is at it again, folks. This time Sarah Palin is the reason Meghan McSmarmy has no real dating life. Seriously. Read this, and try not to gag:

No. I’m in, like, dating Babylon. Like, I go on dates with men and, literally, like Sarah Palin will come up in like the first 20 minutes, and that doesn’t put me in the mood. Like, talking about Sarah Palin. And they just want to know gossip, and I’m just kind of taking a little hiatus from dating right now, because I just don’t want to talk about Sarah Palin.


So, like, she's totally not dating now, you guys, because she's like, totally not wanting to talk about Sarah Palin (except when she like, totally brings her up in interviews like the one this excerpt is from). 


Not only does she blame Sarah Palin for her lousy dating life, ladies and gentlemen, but she also apparently hates the fact that she's a bombshell with, as the Monty Python gang is fond of saying "huge tracts of land". (Bonus geek points for those of you who read this that can pinpoint the movie that quote is from). Another quote, this one from the New York Times:


I wake up every morning with large breasts, and it doesn’t affect me. But people had a meltdown when I posted a photo of myself on Twitter. I found such extreme sexism in it. I’ve spent as much of my career having my weight and body commented on as my writing and politics.


Listen up, few remaining brain cells in Meghan McCain's head: People did not have a meltdown because of the size of your boobs. People had a meltdown because you threw a bitch fit after those same people gave you negative feedback about that photo. It wasn't exactly tasteful, you know. Plus, it made you look like you had man-hands. Seriously, take a look:




Are those her fingers or are those sausages holding that book? I can't tell. If anyone can, please let me know in the comments.


Also, how you can be hateful of those balloons she calls mammary glands  is anyone's guess in my book. Personally, I'm still wondering how she can get up off her back in the morning, thanks to the size.


Hat tip to The Other McCain for the material for this, my latest Meghan McCain rant.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shall I Join the Herman Cain Mutiny? Reason Number 4 to do So.

Since I started posting videos about the venerable Herman Cain on this site, I have been seeing a notable increase in my traffic not seen since the last time I was a part of R.S. McCain's Rule Five Sunday, which was about a year ago, I believe. Well, divide the number of hits I got (500/day) from posting pics like these by ten and you'll get the idea of how my traffic has been in recent days. I had a bit of a firecracker from bin Laden's demise as well, but that one lasted all of one day or so before my traffic started sucking at normal levels, as opposed to sucking a little bit less than it normally does. This, however, is new, as with Herman Cain gaining traction in the news as the "candidate who can't win", yet also as the one who seems to just keep on going while other candidates such as Huckabee, Trump, and now Mitch Daniels have dropped out for various reasons.

As it is looking increasingly likely that my favorite Mama Grizzly isn't going to be running either, Magnificent Michelle has yet to announce, and T-Paw just doesn't really do anything for me, I seem to be drawn more towards this man, who is seeming more and more like the "anti-Obama". As I would definitely like to see traffic to this site increase, I have made the decision to keep an eye out for any more news items involving Mr. Cain, in the hopes that he might officially turn me into a supporter for his White House bid. I have to admit, though, I wouldn't be doing this if part of me didn't already WANT to be convinced that Cain can beat Obama in the upcoming slug fest. After months of painstaking research through news, blogs, and opinion commentators, Cain seems to be the only one who matches someone who fits my bill for a presidential candidate. Columns like these only make me want to vote for him more.

I especially love his take on Israel. This video is yet another moment that caused a Cain-gasm for me, especially since it matches almost completely BB Netenyahu's response to Obama's ludicrious 1967 borders "solution" to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict:



Honestly, this man gives me what Chris Matthews would call a "thrill". I seriously doubt anyone has the titanic set of balls necessary to go up against this man in a debate. Seriously...how is it that sparks don't fly from this man's crotch when we walks, given the chrome steel alloy he's been gifted with down there? Need more evidence? Look at this ball-filled statement given to us by the Daily Caller, and displayed prominently at The Other McCain. The people in the vid above that one seem to like it. Lol.

WIN!

Yet a THIRD Reason to Vote for Herman Caine

I'll just let the video speak for itself:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Semper Fi!

In honor of Armed Forces Day (a holiday I didn't even know existed until a few minutes ago. Pretty sad, I know.) I'm posting this slide show I found on youtube:



Fight on, brave soldiers. The citizenry appreciates what you do, even if some do not

Friday, May 20, 2011

Obama Turns BB Netenyahu Into his Latest Speed Bump

I am seeing all over the news and the blogosphere that as of, I believe, yesterday, Obama has done what no other president has done before, and has turned our strongest Middle Eastern ally into his latest speed bump on the road to reelection. I am not surprised by this, and really, no one should be surprised. If you are chances are you haven't been paying attention to what this man has done to the nation in the last three years. After snubbing Great Britain by A: Sending back the bust of Churchill, B: having the audacity to give Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with nothing but his own speeches, and C: Giving Tony Blaire a series of DVDs that don't play on British DVD players, not to mention the more important and audacious things this man has done to our allies, it should be readily apparent to anyone with the brain cells God gave a chimp that Barack Obama has no love for Israel. For crying out loud, people, he snubbed BB more than once before this, though the only time that comes to the front of my memory is the time he left Benjamin in a White House sitting room while he went off to eat dinner with his family. Now Obama is calling for Netenyahu to "make concessions for peace", which, if you speak fluent bullshit, as I do, means that BB should just shut up and give in to the absolutely ludicrous concessions for peace that Obama is advocating in favor of the Palestinians.

In case you haven't heard, those concessions consist of returning Israel to the borders it had back in 1967. In other words, the country would go back to looking like this:


The green is Israel as it stood prior to the year in question. Note the location of the Holy City, Jerusalem. Notice how it's half in and half out of the green and the yellow. It would return to this state should Obama's demands be met. except this time, instead of Jordanian rule, that half of the city would be under Palestinian rule and as such would be subject to much more displays of sectarian violence than it is now. (8 murders in the last year in a country of several hundred thousand people, FYI). Also, take a look at the territory being ceded under this proposal. Up near Samaria, the left most part of the yellow chunk includes the Golan Heights. This is one of Israel's two currently defensible borders. With this proposal, that border would go to the Palestinians, as well as all those nifty caves and cliffs to hide in and mount missile defenses on.

The worst part? At that point, not only would the border be indefensible, it would leave Israel with its widest point being a whopping EIGHT MILES across! That's right, boys and girls. If this plan were to go through, it would leave Israel with little more land than most small cities have to build on. Oh, and the Gaza Strip? The other defensible border? That would go to the Palestinians too.

I was once introduced through one of my favorite novels to the story of a king who was surrounded by enemies, yet too blind to see it. his heraldry consisted of a stag. The enemy's? A lion. A stag surrounded by lions. Fairly predictable ending, wouldn't you agree? Yet the stag had friends  in the form of a wolf, who came to his aid, yet too little too late. We, the United States, are the wolf in this story. Israel the stag, and the Palestinians the lions. As Israel is in the heart of the lion's den, so to speak, we must stand firm in solidarity with Israel. If we do not, the lions will only turn our way next, assuming they haven't already.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Let the Mudslinging Begin

Well, boys and girls, it's come to this. With the 2012 presidential primary race heating up, the ads have begun to trickle out, and no doubt will soon become a torrent once things REALLY get underway. Already, via one of my favorite writers at Hot Air, we have the first of what will most likely be many shock ads involving that great Conservative "evil", the privatization of Social Security. View for yourself and see if you believe that Paul Ryan really wants to kill seniors:



Only two words can describe the technique used in this ad to scare the shit out of old people so that they'll vote democrat:

EPIC FAIL!!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Will the Real Levi Johnston Please Shut Up!

I agree with Stacy here. Levi needs to go the hell away.

I would say more but my brain cells enjoy functioning.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Another Reason to Vote for Herman Caine

I have posted previously on one reason I would vote for Herman Caine, and now I have found another reason. I'm watching the Glenn Beck program from two days ago on my TiVo, and he's giving me the total GLEES! Here's the video via YouTube of his massive gleetastic ideas on how to secure the border and make us energy independent.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wow...Just...Wow...

Andrew Klaven of Pajamas Media does it again...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

BREAKING: A-Jad to Resign due to Aides Wanting Three Wishes or Something...

Well well well, isn't this interesting? The Conservative Lady has found a story that reports that our friend A-Jad of election fraud fame, may in fact be forced to resign. Why? The Ayatollah doesn't apparently like him anymore. Oh, that, and according to the article, his aides have been rubbing magic lamps in their spare time and summoning genies to try and get rid of our pal Khomeini. This story hasn't been corroborated by western media as yet, but since we don't trust what they say anyway, that probably doesn't matter as much as it should. Will keep an eye out on this story to see how it develops.

A Woman With Brains and Balls: German Awesomeness Edition

A palate cleanser direct from The Other McCain:

The Noose Continues to Tighten

I can't add any words to this article except to state the obvious: This is proof that the FDA is unconstitutional.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Warning: Offensive Material Below

At least, that's what the feminists would have you believe. For my contribution to National Offend a Feminist week, which I heard about via Smitty at The Other McCain, some vintage housewife photos, as well as a little cheesecake for good measure:






And now the cheesecake:





I can see the heads exploding right now.

Bin Laden Death Follow Up, With Linky Love for Some Comfy Shoes

She of the Fuzzy Slippers always seems to bring quite a bit of common sense to exciting events, whether they be negative or positive in outlook. I've been, like most bloggers, following the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's long overdue demise by our courageous SEAL team 6, and must admit that though I now begin to question the veracity of the motives of our president, I still feel a bit heady. This must have been how adults back in the nineties felt when the Soviet Union collapsed in on itself after decades of being on the brink of nuclear annihilation. I'll get to her contributions to my current line of thinking in due course, but first, the follow up and the newly uncovered facts:

ABC news last night reported that a simple phone call was one of the factors that lead to his death. One of bin Laden's aides apparently picked up the phone a year ago which lead to us finding one of bin Laden's couriers, thus leading us to the mansion in Pakistan where bin Laden was holed up. I don't normally read the Huffington Post, given their reputation for inaccuracy, but this time I did read something they wrote on the subject, and it was surprisingly free of anti-conservative snark, though they did manage to slip a bit of anti-waterboarding propaganda in there right at the end.

The meat of the article is that a phone call from one of bin Laden's couriers was traced to a location near the compound. they were bound to slip up sometime, I guess.

Now to fuzzy. She of the Fuzzy Slippers, as I mentioned, is a welcomed oasis of common sense in the desert that is the blogosphere. In her most recent post, she throws what most would call a wet blanket over our bin Laden death fun time, but I think now that the head rush is beginning to subside, we should definitely take a step back and look at the implications of bin Laden's death, and the consequences that will undoubtedly unfold. I do not claim to know what those consequences are, but I'm sure that like with most things, they will be good and bad both in some measure or another.

Fuzzy appears to agree. Her analysis, which you can read in full here, ends as follows:

So ask yourselves this:  given what we now know about BO's disdain and contempt (even dripping hatred) for America and her citizens, the moves this administration has taken to demonize and label conservative, Christian patriots as "terrorists," do you sleep more soundly knowing that he will stop at nothing to destroy his enemy (and that you and I are among his enemies who must be punished), that no treaty, no U. N. power, no human rights laws, indeed, no law of any land (including both our own and even the international law he favors . . . when it suits him) will stop him?

Some big picture parting questions to ponder: What is BO's ultimate vision of a "fundamentally transformed" America?  Where do you think you fit into that?  How will he achieve it?

And on a less-weighty note:  how long before the increased terror threat (in the wake of possible, I'd say likely, retaliation for the death of bin Laden) is used as an excuse to further limit, even eliminate, our civil rights?  Isn't this just the impetus needed to fulfill Nappy the Tyrant's promise to roll out TSA gropers and molesters to shopping malls, train/bus/metro/ferry stations, and sports arenas?  How long before he gets his internet kill switch, his gun bans for law-abiding Americans, his silencing of the conservative media, indeed of any dissenting voice?


BREAKING: Bin Laden photos are not going to be released by order of POTUS. A few new questions to add to fuzzy's list: Why did he decide not to release the photos? How will this affect his political prospects for 2012, such as they are? More importantly, will less people believe that bin Laden is dead now that the proof has been placed under lock and key?


UPDATE: Stacy McCain has video of the above news item, and quotes from senators on why they either opposed or supported Obama's decision.


UPDATE 2: Left Coast Rebel also weighs in on the photo controversy, and is clearly upset over Obama apparently ignoring the need for closure that the 9/11 families have been begging for for ten years.

Monday, May 2, 2011

And so the Op Eds Begin...

I've been following the Telegraph for a while through Blogger in order to attempt to get a point of view outside of America to influence the posts that appear on this blog from time to time. Most of the op eds I read in there recently have been decrying America for celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden, as I and many others reported on last night after hearing it from varying sources. A multitude of information has arrived since the declaration made by President Obama last night. Michelle Malkin gave an Op Ed column pointing out how the politicization of the event has already begun, and will likely continue into 2012. Legal Insurrection assures us all that "it's still the economy and big government, stupid.", in regards to Obama's reelection prospects, and points to a story that reveals that enhanced interrogations, in a gross irony that will likely haunt the now slightly cooler and more competent looking Obama later on, lead to the very information that allowed him to green light the use of Navy Seals to end his life. I guess he learned a thing or two after dealing with Somali pirates.

The Telegraph op eds, however, are running the gamut from "America did the right thing" to "America is freaking awesome" to "this isn't really as great as we all think it is". There are even those whom I know personally, and some who are complete strangers, admonishing those like me for celebrating the death of a notorious war criminal. Well, as one American who is lauding the operation that killed the most heinous terrorist this nation has ever seen, I can honestly say that I don't care whether I'm admonished for feeling the way I feel. I expressed all this in a note on Facebook, but I seem to still have a little resentment left over.

But this post isn't about me. In reading those several varying Op Eds from the Telegraph, I've come to the conclusion that, predictably, no one knows what is about to occur as a result of Osama bin Laden's long-overdue demise. And that, dear readers, is that we did the right thing. No one save the most avid peacemongers dare suggest that Osama didn't deserve the bullet between the eyes that ended his pathetic life.

Now, however, there are questions that need to be answered. Why was Osama so easily able, as is being reported, to hide out in a neighborhood so near the Pakistani capital? Was anyone giving him asylum for some reason? If so, then who? And more importantly, why?

The drama isn't over yet, boys and girls. As the song states: We've only just begun.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: BIN LADEN DEAD IN DRONE ATTACK!

President Obama is about to make a late night statement. No one truly knows what that statement will be, but everyone has one phrase on the edge of their lips: Osama bin Laden is dead.

I'm going to take a moment to let that sink in, as the news is still springtime fresh in my mind. As of this writing, Drudge Report and Hot Air, as well as Fox, are all reporting the same piece of news: Osama Bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our soil, as well as alleged mastermind of such attacks as the '93 bombing of the WTC, as well as the bombing of our embassies in Lybia. If this news is indeed true, it is a momentous occasion, as it vindicates ten years of conflict and ten years' worth of dead United States fighting men and women, as well as justification for ten years of soldiers being away from their families for inordinate amounts of time.

Drudge report doesn't seem to want to report on how he died, however, as the link leading to the story that Matt Drudge has provided leads to what amounts to a biographical account of the mass murderer's words and deeds throughout his life. Fox News and Hot Air, however, are providing preliminary information about the death of bin Laden, and that he was killed in a drone strike that was committed last week and killed approximately 23 people. If indeed bin Laden IS dead, then I will  be dancing in the streets tomorrow.

UPDATE: bin Laden has just been confirmed dead by POTUS, who is as of this writing speaking now on Fox News Channel.

It was Ronald Reagan who said on the eve of his election, that it was morning again in America. With the most notorious terrorist of our time dead by the actions of our valiant military, I feel once again that such is the case. With this evil man now smoldering in the deepest circle of Hell, it is morning once again in my America. And also, we Americans have found an event that we can once again rally around, not in horrific grief, as with 9/11, but elated, and filled with triumph, for we, the United States of America, have brought down the head of one of the most poisonous snakes ever to sink its venom into our society.

UPDATE: AP is reporting that it was in fact a spec ops team that killed Osama, and NBC corroborates the story. Fox also has something on the subject.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This is why I Started This Blog

I didn't believe it even after I saw it. A man was arrested for reading the bible. the BIBLE! Not only that, but the cop arrested the guy for "impeding an open business" Which is bull since the courthouse was CLOSED AT THE TIME HE READ THE PASSAGES! He wasn't impeding anything!



Let's pray for these brave men who dared practice their freedom of religion in spite of a downright tyrannical police officer.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Motivation Monday, Even Though it's Almost Tuesday

Yeah, I know. I'm late. I haven't been so great at keeping the Rule 5 bit going, but I've had a life the past few months and haven't exactly had time to act the part of computer junkie as much as I'd like. Anyway, to make up for what I missed, here's a bit of Rule 5 inspirational music, with Krista Branch providing the hotness:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kirsten Powers Continues Anti-GOP Narrative, but Without Mentioning Starving Seniors

I don't know why I keep coming back to the Daily Beast. Perhaps it's because most of the articles I read are linked from Hot Air, who doesn't tell you their source before you actually click on the link itself to find out what the article in question says. I've had to put up with reading articles by Meghan "Mean Girl" McCain, among others that make me grind my teeth whenever I see the ubiquitous phrases "tea party racism" or "tax the rich". Kirsten Powers's latest writing for the Beast is of the latter variety. I know Hannity allows her on his show to provide an alternate point of view during his Great American Panel, but come on. Surely you can find SOMEONE on the left who can actually make a coherent argument, or at least a truthful one.

Oh, I forgot. We're talking about the left here, who use sites like Wonkette to demonize down syndrome children in a shameless attack on conservative families. Never mind. I thought I was dealing with rational adults for a second there. Must have been temporary insanity. At any rate, to the meat and mead of the article:

It is tellingly headlined "The GOP's Budget Backfire". Right away you know this is not going to be a favorable or even objective piece on the budget deal  passed by the House of Representatives last week. It only gets better (worse?) as you go. Example:

Not only are Republicans wasting time with the Paul Ryan proposal, their cynical gambit on the even more drastic House Republican Study Committee came back to bite them. They may be under pressure to keep campaign promises about balancing the budget—but they're running a huge risk of electoral disaster with their overreach.


Overreach? You, Kirsten, want to talk to us, Conservatives, about overreach? Are you forgetting the years of 2007-2010, when Democrats had full control (minus Bush's veto power, of course, which he never used) of the purse strings and could have put the kibosh on any of this discretionary spending at any time during their tenure as the 111th congress? Seriously? Oy...


To be fair, at least Kirsten tries to use polls to justify her rehashed and recycled arguments. According to a gallup poll she cites for us, more people now support taxing the so-called "rich" in order to balance the budget for 2012. But look closely at the poll she uses. If you take a closer look and actually do a little math, you'll realize that the majority of those that support taxing those who make over 250k a year are democrats, as opposed to the majority of those who oppose that measure being Republicans. Nice try Kirsten, but that little lie of omission about a partisan split couldn't escape my eagle eye for journalistic integrity, and I'm just an amateur blogger. Do you really think that people smarter than me won't get it enough to realize your smoke and mirrors are just that? 


Gallup's bottom line about the poll shows:


Bottom Line

Americans mostly approve of Friday's budget agreement that will keep the federal government running through September, but few say it was a victory for either party. Whether this is because of the messy politics involved in reaching it, or because the $38.5 million in spending cuts was not, in fact, a complete victory for either party, is not clear.
Republican and Democratic leaders are making considerable noise about the federal debt, and Americans share this concern. President Obama is expected to spell out his vision for reducing the national debt in a White House speech Wednesday afternoon, and Republicans are expected to press for dramatic deficit reduction in the looming negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. With a divided Congress, the challenge will be, once again, to strike a compromise between Democrats' calls for higher taxes on the wealthy and Republicans' calls for deeper domestic spending cuts. At this stage, the Democrats' position seems to have the greater public appeal.

What's that you say? American's share this concern about the debt? Of course they do. That's not the question Kirsten answers with her article, however. Kirsten skirts that question by falling back into her "tax the rich" talking point delivered to her COD by the DNC. She also makes some noise about an alternative budget that would have cut spending even more drastically than the Ryan plan, but that budget didn't pass because at the last minute a few Republican voters switched from yes to no. What she doesn't tell you, but what the article does say, is that the more conservative RSC budget only has a few differences that make it more conservative than the Ryan plan. Via Right Wing News Watch, These are:


Discretionary Spending: The RSC proposal would trim FY 2012 total discretionary spending down to 2006 levels-a $141 billion cut from the last budget passed in 2010.  The subsequent 9 years of total discretionary spending would be frozen at 2008 levels-$933 billion annually.


Medicaid:  The RSC plan adopts the same laudable block grant and mandatory cap program for Medicaid that is proposed in the House budget.  The difference is that the RSC pegs its spending level to 2006, providing increases only for inflation.  Ryan’s budget increases the spending level slightly more every year.  Consequently, Honest Solutions achieves an extra $712 billion in Medicaid savings over 10 years.


Medicare: Again, the RSC plan takes Ryan’s premium support proposal and accelerates it in order to achieve more front loaded savings.  Their plan fundamentally differs from the House plan in three ways.  First, their premium support plan would only be optional, thus offering the Medicare recipient the option to stay on the current system or opt for the more free market oriented plan.  On the other hand, unlike the House plan, this plan would allow even current Medicare recipients to opt for the premium support program any time after 2017.   More importantly, the premium support option begins in 2017, well within the 10 year budget frame.  Ryan’s version would delay the reforms for an extra four years.


Our friend Ms. Powers, however, is more concerned with the fake "gotcha" moment that the democrats managed to pull on the Republicans at the last minute by organizing a unified "present" vote, which would have allowed that budget to pass. however, for reasons I personally have not been made aware of as yet, they decided not to pass that budget and instead went along with the Ryan plan. 


"I find the RSC budget draconian and counterproductive, but the difference between the House Republicans and me is I won't lie to you and tell you that I support it just to get credit for doing something I never wanted to happen."


No, Ms. Powers, you'll just use Gallup polls to distort the reality of what the public wants as an excuse to raise taxes on small businesses and upper middle class households; and on the two budget plans, to Ms. Powers I say...so what? Either way the reforms happen, and either way the reforms are drastic. The only difference between these two plans is HOW DRASTIC THE REFORMS ACTUALLY ARE! Also, either way the reforms are NECESSARY! Ryan's plan will have the same effect as the RSC plan, albeit on a slightly smaller and more drawn out scale, but the result will be the same: a balanced budget and a U.S. economy brought back from the brink of insolvency, which is what both sides claim that they want! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fleebag Supporters Resort to Criminal Activity

So the Wisconson Fleebaggers are so confident of their recall elections that they have to have their thugs break into where the petitions are being held and steal them:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Epic Win

Rand Paul continues to amaze and excite me. If he ever runs for president, thus far he's given me little cause not to vote for him. Via Real Clear Politics:

This...is...PAINFUL TO WATCH!!!

This video was painful, as stated in the title. Try to keep your brain cells alive as you watch, but don't underestimate the power of stupid ideas.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Take on the Budget Deal, and Other Musings

John Boehner is getting a lot of flak for avoiding a government shutdown and striking a less than perfect deal to pass a budget that should have been passed months ago by the then Democratic majority. I think people are missing the point on this. Boehner has just cleaned up a huge mess left behind by his colleagues on the other side of the aisle. I admit, I'm not so happy about the budget deal as I would like to be, given that we had to give crucial ground in order to make substantial gains, but isn't that what compromise really is? Boehner and the Repubs fought tooth and nail to get this deal, did they not?

I have to say that I'm in agreement with JACG on this one. She has gone into some detail about how this amounts to a win for Speaker Boehner and the Republicans, but some just won't let it go. That said, I admire the sand of the ones who stuck by their principals and voted no in the hopes of getting a better deal. It's those kind of people we need to keep things on the right track. Mark Levin calls the budget deal a scam, but I'm not so sure. The fact that he seems to be the only one doing so seems to lend a little less credibility to the idea that we're being scammed. I don't know, as I don't know the full extent of the budget deal, but if Fuzzy has her head on straight (and I'm sure she does) then we won tonight, and we should be celebrating the fact that we got ANY kind of deal out of the jackasses and averted a government shutdown. Not that the world would have ended, but I honestly can't abide our troops not getting their due pay for putting their lives at risk day in and day out. Politico also reports that, in the words of Charlie the Clown, the GOP is "Duh, WINNING!".

The budget deal wasn't the only occurrence of note, however. Apparently protest god-of-the-left Bob Dylan doesn't like the fact that he's been named protest god of the left. Maureen Dowd apparently doesn't like the fact that he doesn't like it. All in all, if ol' Bobby Boy is pissing off Lefties, then I have a whole new respect for the guy. But what's even better is the method by which he's pissing them off. Apparently he's doing well and making money doing the thing that he's famous for. Horrors. Such a blatantly honest class enemy should be immediately strung up and sent to the gallows. Grab your torch and pitchforks!

And finally, the most absurd act in this three act play: China. Apparently the Reds aren't too happy with our Human Rights record. Why? Apparently because it outshines their own dismal chronicling of the very same subject. In light of U.S. disapproval of China's actions (cracking down on protesters, blogs, and others) in response to the recent catastrophe that the Middle East has become, the Red Chinese have dared reach down and find a pair, and asked We the People to step down as a judge on the Human Rights council. Right. Because China is SO MUCH BETTER at treating prisoners and dissidents well than we are *cough*bullshit*cough*. Tienemen Square ring a bell, anyone? Feh.

And that, dear readers, is my rant. Hope you enjoyed it, many more to come in the future.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has a more balanced approach to the budget deal than my other sources. He calls the budget deal a truce, rather than a victory, but acknowledges that the GOP has gained both credibility and ground in the fight to cut spending and reduce the size of government.

Sounds like a win to me.