Monthly Archives: October 2013

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One of the first things conservatives must do is reclaim the language. As my grandfather used to tell me, words mean things. If he told me once, he told me a thousand times, say what you mean or mean what you say. The following Associated Press story is a good example of what he was trying to teach me.

The AP reported that a woman, shopping at a Victoria’s Secret in Manhattan, was caught with a dead baby in her bag. Even after revelations that Tiona Rodriguez, the women in question, suffocated her baby shortly after its birth, the AP could still not bring itself to call the victim a baby. From the story;

     An autopsy of a fetus found in a teenage girl’s shopping bag at a New York City lingerie store was inconclusive, and more tests will be needed to determine how the fetus died, the city medical examiner’s office says.

The case began Thursday when a security guard stopped two 17-year-old girls to examine their bags at a Victoria’s Secret store in midtown Manhattan. The guard found the dead fetus in one of the bags.

The girl who had been carrying the bag containing the fetus told detectives she had delivered a day earlier and didn’t know what to do, authorities said. [Emphasis is mine]

So, the AP knew the baby was born alive and had reason to suspect the baby had been asphyxiated and they still referred to the baby as a fetus. Kind of tells you something about the AP, doesn’t it.

Who says religion in the USA is not alive and well? In what can hardly be described as a stunning move The Los Angeles Times has decided to no longer publish letters from those who question man made climate change.

In defending this outright censorship Times letters editor Paul Thornton blubbered, “Simply put, I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page; when one does run, a correction is published. Saying ‘there’s no sign humans have caused climate change’ is not stating an opinion, it’s asserting a factual inaccuracy.”

Apparently his faith-based devotion to global warming is not sturdy enough to face legitimate criticism. So, as a concerned liberal desperately seeking to control, uhm sorry, protect us stupid non-liberals from ourselves, he will take it upon himself to establish what the facts are and tell us what to think. 

Princeton physics professor William Happer told Fox News that the Times “should be ashamed of itself” regarding this decision.

The head of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism at The Rockefeller University in New York, Jan Breslow said, “There was an effective embargo on alternative opinions, so making it official really does not change things.” 

Breslow and Happer are part of a group of climate scientists that wrote “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” for The Wall Street Journal in January 2012. The article argued that the call to “decarbonize” the world’s economy is not supported by science.

What these scientists do not understand is that the manmade global warming fanatics do not want science involved in the debate. Belief in global warming is as close to a religion as these people will ever get and they simply will not allow any “so called science” to shake the foundations of their faith.

The tolerance of liberals is well documented but it is appropriate every now and then to be reminded of just how understanding liberals really are.

Capitol Police are investigating online threats made by an individual against Texas senator Ted Cruz, a spokesperson from the senators office said Friday.
The graphic threats were made on Twitter and consisted of the following;

Cruz needs to be “taught a street wise lesson.”

“Lets Find Ted Cruz, Texas address and show up his House, drag him out and                     B***h slap his A** in front of the country,”

“Take down Ted Cruz, at his home.” This tweet listed Cruz’s home address in     
              Houston. His home address was repeatedly retweeted.

“Ted Cruz, we want you a** go the f*** back in Canada, else you and ur family
              will pay. U got a f***ing big mouth.”

Another threatening post advocates hanging Cruz by his “small balls if he tries
               another ‘ShutdownTactic.’”

The Kenyan little Barry is doubtlessly proud of just how well his followers have adopted his Chicago style thug tactics.

Finally, in an effort to prove just how financially responsible the federal government is, the Kenyan used a no bid contract to hire the company that designed and built the website healthcare.gov.

The website creation was budgeted at around $60 million. It’s cost to date is over $634 million and rising. As an interesting aside, the company that helped build the website was fired by the Canadian government for botching a similar effort.

If the government cannot do something as simple as hire a competent web developer to build a website, can you imagine the devastation coming to your healthcare?

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Thirty Pieces of Silver

     I have been following politics since the tender age of nine. For those counting that is 41 years. What happened today in the halls of congress is, as near as I can tell, unprecedented. A major political party, the so-called republicans, has made the conscious decision, by caving entirely on the government shutdown, to simply not exist anymore.
     Even more astounding, now that they have gutted themselves before their political enemies, they seek to cut off their heads (politically speaking) with a coming full-blown push for amnesty.
     I remember a time in the seventies and eighties when the democrats owned the House of Representatives. They were so absolute in their control that they would often not even allow republicans in on committee meetings. In what can only be called a classic example of Stockholm Syndrome, republican house members simply shut up and went along with the demands of their captors. This lasted for nearly forty years. The establishment (Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Graham, Rove) wing of the Republican Party seems hell bent on not only returning the house to that condition but bringing the senate there as well.
     I am not sure the country I love will survive the Kenyan little Barry’s’ administration. I know for a fact that the America I love and served will not survive forty years of liberal domination of both the house and senate.
     Some 2,000 years ago the only perfect person to ever walk the planet, and no I don’t mean the Kenyan little Barry, although I suspect his partner in crime was there, was betrayed by someone he trusted. Today we conservative republican tea party members were given the exact same treatment.
     Today the names are different, Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Rove et al, but the results will be the same. These traitors in word and deed deserve their reward. I will send each of them 30 pieces of silver (in the form of a card as none of these individuals are worth one damn dime to me anymore). One can only hope they will, at some point in their petty, little lifes, experience the same outpouring of grief and guilt over the consequences of their actions as did that traitor all those years ago. And if they happen to be near a tree at the time, I will be happy to give them a rope.

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Manufactured Crisis

Let’s be fair, liberals have many talents. They are perfectly willing to say black is white if it suits their agenda. Their ability to lie by omission is breathtaking. Their ability to simply ignore the blatantly obvious is amazing. Finally, the level of intellectual flexibility required to be a modern liberal democrat today is simply astounding. The granddaddy of all liberal talents though has to be the manufactured crises.

The current government shutdown is a classic example. For the best part of the last two weeks we have heard nothing but predictions of doom and gloom from Dingy Harry Reid, whining about the unfairness of it all from the Diva wannabe Nancy Pelosi and of course the numerous cries of victim hood from the Kenyan little Barry.

These career politicians have staked out the position that only giving them everything they want will be considered “compromise.” The Kenyan little Barry has said he does not need to negotiate. When Dingy Harry was asked about allowing the Senate to vote on the National Institute of Health’s funding bill sent over by the house to allow children to get or continue their treatments his reply was both brutal and indicative, “Why would I do that?” In Dingy Harry’s mind it is his way or no way and to hell with the kids.

Still, on the first day of the government shutdown the administration gave $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The kids may be dying but at least they can see Big Bird one more time.

Welcome to the mindset of the modern liberal democrat. 

After being initially rejected by the Senate the House has gone to the strategy of passing individual funding bills and sending them over to the Senate. Dingy Harry has pronounced all these funding bills dead on arrival. Fearing a revolt by several democratic senators up for re-election in what are predicted to be tough races, he simply cannot allow any votes. With only 17% of the government actually shut down this only leaves the democrats with one strategy, manufacture a crises. The dutiful media will of course provide as much aid and comfort to the democrats as possible.

Consider the following stories in the light of a “manufactured” crisis.

The Amber alert system, a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement and broadcasters, system was shut down but Michelle Obamas “Lets Move” website remained up.

Park Service police cordoned off the highway by the Mt. Rushmore monument to prevent people from stopping on the shoulder of the road to see the monument from a distance.

The Park Service shut down a private business, the Pisgah Inn.

Threatening to arrest non-active-duty priests at some U.S. military installations who practice their faith, even on a voluntary basis. Furloughed military chaplains willing to celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be punished for doing so.

Evicting an elderly Las Vegas couple, Joyce and Ralph Spencer from their home. Although the Spencer’s actually own the Lake Mead property their home sits on, it is on federal property.

The American Forces Network that provides American sports and entertainment programming to our troops stationed abroad has been shut down. AFN News will still broadcast news but not any of the popular and fun stuff like NFL games.

On Friday Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said that federal officials declined her offer to reopen the Grand Canyon using state funds.

An angry Park Service ranger in D.C. told the Washington Times, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

According to Melissa Wood, Mt. Vernon’s media director The National Park Service blocked parking lots at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate and Gardens “due to a misunderstanding over the ownership of the spaces.”  The Park Service maintains the parking lots but Mount Vernon owns the property.

The National Park Service has ordered the closure of The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation. According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, the National Park Service sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff and volunteers from the property. “You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,” she said.

The Camp David golf course is still open and little Barrys chefs have been deemed “essential” personnel.

Seven National Park Service employees were reportedly seen “erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.” on Friday. There usually aren’t any National Park Service employees working at the World War II memorial. A few hours later, it was realized that the barricades surrounding the World War II memorial had been reinforced with wiring to tie the fences together. World War II vets with an Honor Flight group, along with Democratic and Republican members of Congress were able to move the barricades and enter the memorial on Friday. Why go to such great lengths to shut down the open-air World War II memorial that is usually unguarded? The Republican National Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial open. The White House refused.

In Wisconsin the park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil’s Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh. State authorities refused the order because the lion’s share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.

Over 100 privately managed parks that cost no money to run were ordered closed. The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rents paid by a private company that employ about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states. No federal money is used to operate these parks. Even though no federal employees work at these parks and taxpayers make a profit from these parks little Barry shut them down. The result, 400-500 employees lose their jobs so he can “make a point.”

I could list dozens of more examples but I think the pattern here is obvious. Still, as a veteran I cannot let this last example pass.

While the government has deemed little Barry’s chef’s “essential,” working class military personnel have lost their tax-free store privileges. Active duty military as well as veterans and the families who shop at local tax-free store were shocked to discover that these store’s doors had been locked. These stores have never been shut down in any of the previous government shutdowns as far as I could find out.

So what exactly is this shutdown all about? Betsy McCaughey makes a great point. What the democrat’s want implemented is not what little Barry signed.

The so-called health care bill that the Kenyan little Barry signed into law some three years ago, long ago ceased to exist. Depending on whom you listen to the law has been modified between 14-19 times. The original bill had no subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs. It did not have 2,500 waivers, many of those given to his financial supporters. There was no one-year delay on the employer mandate. These things little Barry did outside the law. What is being implemented is not the law that was passed in the dead of night, with special deals for hesitant democratic senators for their votes. It is no longer, in my mind at least, the law of the land and the liberals should get over it.

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