29 July 2012

Double Standard? NAH.

Please welcome Evil Blogger Lady to TIPB, because this.

Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?

Actually, he has done that  . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.

It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus.

Someone explain to me why, in the obviously psychotic Oppressive worldview, disagreeing with gay marriage is more offensive than murdering people for being gay?  Just asking.

A Willy Wonka Moment of Truth

If any leftist can answer this question in a somewhat coherent manner, I'll be amazed.

27 July 2012

A quote

Read this comment at American Thinker.  Then read the post that inspired it.

The way that establishment Republicans treat Sarah Palin is exactly what they think of you, the fly-over, bible-toting, pick-up truck driving, blue collar working American Conservative.

They don't like us any more than they like the moonbats over at DailyKos.

Sarah Palin represents my politics almost to a T. I am Sarah Palin, (although I do not look good in a skirt and pumps and you'd be right to call the police if you saw me wearing them).

I would roll in broken glass, douse myself in epsom salts, stick my head in a hornet's nest and go on a date with Roseanne Barr for the opportunity to vote for this woman for national office. (Strike the Roseanne Barr comment. As Dirty Harry said, "A man has to know his limitations".)

There are plenty of us Conservatives that are rightly scared of what a second Obama administration would do to this great Republic, would gladly vote for Mitt Romney and know that he would run a clean, honest White House and would be a very good president.

But believe me that I will not be passionate about it. If Sarah were either on the ticket or poised to hold a cabinet position I would certainly be just a wee bit more excited.

The moral and ethical rot in this nation is not solely on the left in America. There are plenty of Republican enablers to the progressive cabal, men and women who see the evil right in front of them and engage in all manner of moral rationalizations to justify not confronting it.

Sarah Palin is not vexed in this way whatsoever and she is unafraid to tell them that.

She calls them out in no uncertain terms. She lays down her argument so that everyone understands exactly what she means, in language that is unambiguous and carries the power of a heavyweight's right hook. She is the E.F. Hutton of American politics: When Sarah Palin Talks People Listen.

The Sarah Palin that stood in the rain in Wisconsin bravely confronting the union goons who were shouting her down, undaunted in her attack against their tyranny - that is the kind of woman that would both inspire a silent majority of Americans to rise up and throw off this progressive cancer once and for all.

Although the red text is something with which I vehemently disagree, this is one of many reasons why we're not voting our way out of this.  The GOP is as much our enemy as the Communist Democrat Party.

Wake up and smell the gunpowder.

26 July 2012


Predictably, the Oppressives infesting DC are at it again, this time attempting to tack their idiocy onto the Cybersecurity Bill.

Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some "reasonable" gun control measures.

 The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes(sic) and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.

Emphasis mine.  Anyone surprised by the list of this amendment's sponsors, please stand on your head and whistle 'Dixie' while juggling five running chainsaws. 

Please spread this far and wide and fast.

24 July 2012

A braver man than I

Mr. Monster Hunter his ownself, Larry Correia, has an Uberpost up, tearing apart a Communist News Network editorial which is full of more twisted logic, half-truths and absolute bullshit than Hollywood, Washington DC or even the trucking industry.

The reason nobody wants to talk about your gun policy is because your gun policy is stupid. This is one of those debates where most of the country has looked at your stupid way of doing things and said that it doesn’t work and we don’t want to do it anymore.

Your inner-cities are hell holes, and you blame us for the crime. Crazy people shoot innocents and you blame people who had nothing to do with it. You declare places like schools and movie theaters to be gun free zones, and they you blame us when nobody is there to defend them.

In fact, your single most reliable defense against this sort of attack is an immediate violent response, and since the police need time to get there, that means the immediate response has to come from the victim pool or not at all. Yet your policy is to kick us and our guns out of those places, that way the bad guys can work unmolested until the cops arrive.

See, I can rarely do this kind of thing.  I get about a third of the way through articles like this piece of crap written by the ironically-named Daniel Webster, and I become so absolutely outraged by the complete and utter lack of respect for anything resembling truth or objective reality that I end up beating my head against the wall, foaming at the mouth and downing triple shots of Oro Azul in a desperate attempt to make the evil go away.

Yes, I said 'evil,' not 'stupid.'  I'm done giving these pathetic excuses for humans the benefit of the doubt.  By every single rational criteria, what Mr. Webster is saying is wrong.  And I cannot believe he does not, on some level, know that.  If he doesn't, he needs some really good drugs, an I-love-me jacket and an extended stay in a room with bouncy wallpaper.

Mr. Correia has more mental fortitude than I will ever possess, to be able to read and dissect these insane ramblings without losing it.  Kinda like paying R'lyeh a visit, taking a few pictures and leaving with a souvenir postcard, while remaining perfectly calm and sane.

Well done, Mr. Correia.  Well done, indeed.

21 July 2012

It's not a four-letter word.

For those of you Oppressives who use the term "individualist" as an insult:

1)  Bite my crank.

2)  Read this, or have someone translate it into monosyllabic terminology punctuated with generous amounts of profanity so you can understand it.

3)  Try to come up with a rebuttal.  I'll likely find your pathetic, illogical rantings a source of tragicomic amusement.

There may be no "i" in "team," but neither is there a "we" in "achievement." Just as "we" did not vote ourselves into this mess we're in, "we" did not invent the light bulb, develop mass production of motorcars, devise the protocols of the Internet, or put a man on the moon.

All of those things were done by individuals, and -- to the extent that public monies were appropriated to pay for those things -- the vast majority of those forced to pay did not willingly give up the money, nor did even a plurality of them favor the projects. They were forced into supporting them -- unjustly -- by government which had no brief, no right, and no lawful authority to engage in the activity.

And, although the accomplishments are noteworthy, it is also worth noting that, to date, the government has done nothing worth mentioning with these wonderful initiatives. It took a British programmer working at a UN project in Switzerland to develop the mechanism that made the Internet a viable mass medium. It took an entrepreneur in Seattle to make it a viable commercial marketplace. And, now, all government can think to do with it is kill the golden goose with taxes.

 Yep, I'm an Individual, an Individualist, an independent, autonomous, self-aware, self-governing sentient being.  You should try the whole thing out sometime...once you get used to it, it's pretty cool.

NOW do you get it?

SF in Babylon(in one of the least-offensive posts I believe he's ever written)explains why this Obamacare fiasco actually germinated almost a hundred years ago, in Cut It Out, Goddamnit.  The slippery slope was obvious to anyone with the slightest understanding of principles.

But most people were too stupid to comprehend the eventual destination of the path they were headed down, so we wound up with the consequences of Prohibition, the War On Liberty Drugs, and now we've reached the obvious culmination of the insane idea that your life and body are other peoples' property:  Obamacare.

Did you (or do you) agitiate for mandatory seat belt laws, life-preserver laws or helmet laws?  Did you (or do you) cheer whenever another SWAT team smashes down a door and confiscates everything someone owns, for the simple act of using or possessing a substance you disapprove of?  Did you (or do you) support bans on smoking, guns, fatty foods, sugar, salt or anything else that--in your opinion--people "shouldn't" do?

This is the result.  When you establish the precedent that some people get to tell others what peaceable activities they can or cannot engage in; when you concede that Person A's body and/or life is now the de facto property of Person B...this is what it leads to.  Now, your life and health are the government's business, because you told them so.  If not by the words you said, then by the principles you clearly espoused through your support of laws that should never have even been contemplated in any "free" country.

Remember, many of you supposedly liberty-loving 'Conservatives'...YOU ASKED FOR IT.

16 July 2012


Still trying to beat the Writers' Block into submission, but it must have been into some hardcore UFC training, 'cause it's kicking my ass.

Meanwhile, I submit to you a post by Marko, who somehow wasn't stunned into speechlessness by the galactic-level stupidity of Obummer's latest pile of crap:

By the time Bob’s Fried Opossum House finally opens its doors, a whole lot of people have gotten paid by Bob, and he has written a lot of tax and fee checks to government at all levels. Oh, and don’t forget that as a business owner, Bob gets to pre-pay his taxes on his expected income every quarter—something that should be a familiar to writers, a lot of whom file their freelance and fiction writing income taxes in the same fashion. And all the while, Bob has been working 100-hour weeks for a year and a half to get his Fried Opossum House off the ground.

Nobody builds a business alone, that’s true. But Bob didn’t make all those people work for free, and he didn’t make use of public resources without writing hefty tax checks for the privilege. Bob paid everyone, including his local, state, and federal government, before he even got to make his first dollar of profits. And Bob carries all the risk here. If his business tanks, his contractors aren’t going to return the money he gave them for their work, his employees aren’t going to give back their wages, and the government isn’t going to return the taxes and fees he paid. So why is it OK that when he’s successful enough to make a profit, some populist asshole politicians can stand up and say that “he hasn’t paid his fair share to society yet”?

There’s another thing that bothers me about the notion that just because Bob had his stuff delivered over a public road, and because Bob has hired publically-educated people for his business, that that somehow means that Bob owes society now. Like I said, Bob paid for the privilege—and suggesting that it’s not really his achievement because he used a resource which he’s been forced to subsidize all your life with taxes is tantamount to claiming that all business endeavors are therefore really a public accomplishment.

I admire TMW's ability to parse the "logic" involved in this concept.  I keep trying to make sense of Leftists, but I just can't drink that much without slipping into unconciousness.

10 July 2012

Savage vs. GOProud

Too good not to share.

"Coexist." Nice in theory, but...

...in practice, it ain't gonna happen.  You'll realize this once you understand what we're dealing with.

Just as true muslims, true followers of Islam, will never coexist with infidels, so will no true member of the collectivist Left ever be willing to coexist with someone who believes - as the people who founded this country did - that the rights of the individual are not subject to infringement by society simply because it would benefit said society. That is why the Left is so insistent upon calling our country a "democracy" - an ideology that our Founders were convinced would be the ruin of our country. They established a Constitutional Republic, a form of government which respected and protected the rights of the individual against the desires of the collective, the larger group. So, for many, many years now, the Left has been pounding into young minds in school, and through mass media, that our country is a democracy, where the majority rules - even if it runs rough-shod over someone's rights.

The Right, on the other hand, is willing to coexist with the Left - if they would simply leave us alone. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."   We would not obstruct the Left's actions insofar as they would not damage our rights, but the Left is not so generous. They expect that we should be subject to their wishes even where it harms us.

We on the right have to understand that, like a true, orthodox muslim, those on the Left who truly believe in "the greater good" are incapable of coming to an understanding with us. They are incapable of allowing us the freedom to live as we wish. They believe we must be forced, by law or by the might of the government, to do what they believe is the best for the collectivist group, for "our country". "Our country" as defined by the Left, of course. The Left wants a Universal Caliphate just as the muslims do, however, their Caliphate would be run not by imams but by the elite. People like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Charles Schumer. People like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Olympia Snow. People like Barack Hussein Obama, Rahm Emanuel, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano.
 There can be no reasoning with those impervious to reason.  I shall expand on this line of thought later.

08 July 2012

Even in Arizona...

Wow, what a total downer for my 1000th post...but this needs to be spread far and wide.

We’ve told you before about government regulations hampering home Bible studies, but this story is even more pervasive, perplexing and complicated than the others. Michael Salman, who lives in Phoenix, Ariz., has been sentenced to a startling 60 days in jail, given a $12,180 fine and granted three years probation for refusing to stop hosting Bible studies at his home. Why, you ask? He‘s apparently in violation of the city’s building code laws.

City officials claim that he’s running an operation that is reminiscent of a home church — but without the required permits. And according to Fox’s Todd Starnes, Phoenix court documents show that he violated 67 codes. Unless the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals grants an emergency injunction, he will be jailed as early as next week.

Naturally, Salman believes the court’s findings amount to a crackdown on faith and religion. The city maintains that the penalties are legitimate based on the zoning laws he and his family have violated. However, Starnes was apparently unable to reach the Phoenix prosecutor’s office, the mayor’s office or code enforcement to obtain further comment.

This is what happens when you let government get out of control.  (Of course, as Papa Todd points out, if he'd been running a terrorist training camp holding studies of the Qur'an for devout practitioners of the Religion of Peace, this wouldn't be an issue in the slightest.)  Now it rests on the shoulders of the notoriously-moonbat 9th Circuit Court.  For all the good it'll do, here's some contact info:

Phoenix Prosecutor's Office

Phoenix Mayor's Office

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

And, just for fun...

Gov. Brewer

Let's burn up some phone lines tomorrow.

07 July 2012

Maybe there IS someone to vote for...

It's clear to anyone with more than one functioning brain cell that electing Mittens is going to have as much of an effect on what's happening to us as a flea's fart has on the rotation of the Earth.  I've been stalwart about writing in Governor Palin, but she really doesn't want the office, and I'm loath to force her into it even if millions followed my lead.

But there is a candidate who's on the ballot nationwide, and who mostly seems to get it when it comes to liberty.  While I still don't see us voting our way out of this, it couldn't hurt to take a couple of hours off from rearranging your MRE's and loading up your AR-15 mags with .308, and vote for this guy.

To reiterate, I'm pretty much convinced that the Republic is completely screwed and that we're likely going to have to vote from the rooftops.  But at least we'll be able to legitimately say we tried every possible alternative.

Or you can vote for Mittens, who I'm sure will repeal Obamacare, support the 2nd Amendment nationwide, and tirelessly support the cause of freedom and liberty throughout his administration.

I'm equally sure that Hell will be ordering a few truckloads of parkas tomorrow.

06 July 2012

Don't let me down, Arizonans!

The Sovereign State of Arizona may be about to assert that sovereignty...by law.

The Arizona Constitution already says the federal Constitution "is the supreme law of the land." This measure, if approved in November, it would add language saying that federal document may not be violated by any government -- including the federal government.

More to the point, it would allow Arizonans "to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution."

That could occur through a vote of the state House and Senate with consent of the governor.

But that also could occur through a popular vote on a ballot measure, effectively allowing voters to decide which federal laws they feel infringe on Arizona's rights as a sovereign state.

There's much more that'll put a smile on every American's face--RTWT.

THAT'S why I moved here.  I wasn't born in Arizona, but I got here as fast as I could.

(HT Kerodin)

Hope springs eternal

I've been discouraged lately.  It seems that every day, we're being bombarded with anti-liberty messages from all sides, telling us how few we are, how outnumbered and outgunned, and how our efforts are doomed to fail.  Propaganda has an effect, even if you're aware of it.

But I run a Gadsden flag on my truck and my bike, and as I pulled over for a Coke in a small town on the way to work, I encountered a gentleman in a huge F-350 King Ranch.

"I love that sticker, friend!"

"Thanks.  I think it's a sentiment that needs to be spread."

"You got that right!" 

And another gentleman walking by opined,  "Damn right!  Enough is enough!"

And these aren't the only folks who've complimented my view, just the first time I had two unrelated people do so at once.

We have more backup than we think.

We can do this.  We can win.

We just have to remember that.

04 July 2012

Back then, we had a REAL President...

...a man with dignity, class, courage and scathing wit.  Let's see if a few of Ronald Reagan's best quotes can't put a smile on your faces...

38) "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat."

32) "One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government's primary concerns."

26) "I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts."

Quite a contrast to our current SCoaMF, who can't put a single coherent sentence together without a teleprompter or some Marxist's hand up his ass.  I'm sorry, President Reagan...you gave us what may have been our last chance, and we pissed it away.

God help us.


02 July 2012

More on morons.

I speak of those who still think that "Justice" Roberts is some kind of genius.  WAKE THE HELL UP!

Do me a favor. Stop telling me how John Roberts has done us all a favor, by “throwing this back to the political realm.” Stop telling me how he’s done us a favor by “rallying the troops.” Stop telling me how he’s done us a favor by openly labeling “Obama-care as a tax.” Please don’t tell me how he’s done us a favor by “narrowing the commerce clause,” because he’s done no such thing. In fact, do me one last favor, and tell me how any of this is a favor to anybody who values freedom.

Will you next tell me that Tojo did us a favor by ordering the attack on Pearl Harbor? Did bin Laden do us a favor by hitting us on 9/11? We woke up, damnit! No? Perhaps you will tell me that Hitler did the Jews a favor by killing so many of them? After all, you might be fool enough to believe that it was the thing that motivated them to build their own country in their historic homeland. Are you going to tell me that the Catholic Church did the western world a favor by having its inquisitions? After all, it was then that we learned it might not be a good idea to mix church and state. Oh wait, well, not all of us learned that. Perhaps you can tell all the fifty million people who were not born that Roe v. Wade was doing them a favor, and the rest of us besides, since now we’re aware of the issue. Goodness gracious, we should absolutely worship the Supreme Court for that one, no? Perhaps we can thank Obama for turning our economy slowly into third-world wreckage. After all, you’re fired up about it, right?

This lunacy that bad actions, decisions, and all the rest are simply to do those of us who immediately survive it some sort of contrived favor is simply childish rationalization. Chief Justice Roberts SCREWED this country. I don’t give a hoot for his motives. They can’t possibly be good, unless you’re to tell me that he has the intellect of a three-year-old, in which case, why is he still on the court? Ladies and gentlemen, there is a serious problem. Are we so intent upon avoiding conflict that we will rationalize a complete and total defeat at the hands of a stealth, fifth-column Chief Justice into some sort of victory?

RTWT.  When even Mark America starts cussing you out, it's obvious you're a damn fool.