30 November 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Care III

Lots of sound and fury about that DADT thing lately.  Read the AoS commentary here, poke around the links in it and judge for yourself.

The thing is, all this flap is completely unnecessary.  There's no need to get the courts involved, or bounce it around the various media outlets, or consider the opinions of everybody and their dog.  This whole thing could have been decided at any time since noon on 1/20/08.  Why?  Because(God help us all), for better or worse, Barack Obama is not only the POTUS, but the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces.

Back in the dim and distant past, the US military was officially segregated.  Almost all of the same arguments against letting Queer folks serve openly were applied to integration, but Harry S. Truman took the bull by parts unmentionable and corrected a long-overdue injustice via Executive Order 9981.  Nothing could have stopped President Obama from issuing a similar order regarding gay folks.  He and his cronies have been hellbent on pushing their agenda through, regardless of the will of the American people...why not step up to the plate and make a real decision?

There are only two explanations.  The first is that he's voting "Present" again, as he seems to do whenever he's faced with a decision that wasn't covered in Marxism 101.  Or, he doesn't want to give up one of those carrots the Dems dangle in front of the Queer community to keep them voting in lockstep with the Left.

Which is it?

"Close" doesn't cover it

This young officer likely needs a change of shorts!

(H/T Frankenstein Government)

28 November 2010

Confession time

Some of my readers may have noticed that the blog description no longer identifies me as an atheist.  That's because I'm not one any more.

More dispatches from the Palinista Front

Via Breitbart, Dr. Gina Loudon on Sarah's all-but-certain-at-this-point 2012 run:

Even if they are quiet, there are those conservatives who struggle with a female president. Dr. Dathan Paterno, noted psychologist and author says the reality is, that there WILL be a woman president in the near future—that it is in the American psyche. What happens if conservatives choose NOT to nominate Sarah Palin? Certainly the liberals will nominate a woman soon, and then they continue the whining about sexism that has worked for them for so long.


27 November 2010

It's funny because...

...well, it's just funny, dammit.

Enable Snark Detectors and enjoy the hilarity that is Beautiful Letters

Run, Sarah, RUN! Part III

Mr. Simmons at the American Thinker helps sound the call:  Governor President Palin, we need you!

I can't think of a reason why Palin would want to be president and move to Washington...
I can't think of a single reason she would want to move to an urban environment often choked with crime and poverty. I can't think of a good reason why she should want even more scrutiny into her life and her doings with her children and submit to being organized 24 hours a day. I can't think of why she would want to brave the wall of vitriol that would come from the left as well as many Republican establishment types...
In fact, there is only one reason I can ask Sarah Palin to brave the sewers of a presidential run. The reason is that we need her.

The brutal reality of America is that an aristocracy has developed in Washington against the wishes of the founders of this country. The Republican Party "insiders" are just as deep in the corruption and aristocratic thinking as the liberal elites. If anyone ever needed convincing of the deep disregard in which the aristocracy holds the serfs, the "insiders'" reaction to the Tea Party movement answered that question. In such an atmosphere of aristocratic minds, who else would be able to cut them down to size and remind them that they work for the people of America?  ...Sarah Palin is one of few politicians who have fearlessly taken on the establishment, both Democrat and Republican, with a consistent message about the enforcement of the constitution and the returning of government to the people.
Emphases and ellipses mine.  RTWT at the American Thinker.

I rarely do this...

...but now and then, I'll take an online quiz.  This one's entitled, "What Kind Of Conservative Are You?"

The answer, of course, will surprise no one.

Quiz: What Kind of Conservative Are You?

My Conservative Identity:

You are an Anti-government Gunslinger, also known as a libertarian conservative or Tea Partier. You believe in smaller government, states’ rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’"
Take the quiz at
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We are anticipating technical difficulties

By way of PapaTodd, another member of the Arizona Vast Right Wing Blogging Conspiracy, I present something very foreboding.

Yes, yes...I'm just being paranoid.  After all, they're only going after sites that pirate music and movies, or sell counterfeit brand-name items.  They're going to stop there.  Just like they kept the Federal Income Tax at 3%, and it remains voluntary to this day.  Just like they stopped at metal detectors and luggage X-rays at airports, and wouldn't dream of intruding into our privacy any more than that.  Just like they only made it difficult for criminals to obtain automatic weapons, and ensured that the Second Amendment rights of the law-abiding citizen were never inconvenienced.  'Mission creep' is a term used only by reactionary lunatics.


26 November 2010

Why we're going to win

Or:  Why lounging in a deck chair on the Titanic may not be so bad.

Or:  We follow in the path of Reasonable Men.

Or:  America rules because "...culture lovers, just in case you can’t see the obvious: the reason the first three Star Wars movies were so terrific, and the second three sucked so bad, is actually very simple. The first three were about rebels, shooting guns and driving fast, and speaking with American accents. The second three were about politicians, discussing treaties and holding court, and speaking with British accents."

Regardless, as long as there remains one single spark of the true America in the heart of one single person anywhere in the universe, Oppressives...you and your kind will fail.

Please welcome Eject!Eject!Eject! to my Blogroll Of I'll Never Be Able To Read All This.  Similar to StopShouting!, it's not too prolific, but wisdom like this is worth waiting for.


Can it be?

Please tell me this isn't a joke.  Is Congressman Ron Paul, Stealth Libertarian and mortal foe of the Fed, actually going to head the Financial Services subcommittee?  Are we finally going to see the Creature From Jekyll Island brought to heel?

Don't tease an old man like this...I don't think my heart can take it.

(H/T Honeytrail)

So, what's the REAL difference?

The underpinnings of Liberal vs. Conservative thought, dicussed HERE.  Step right up, bring your brain.

25 November 2010

A Government Against Its People

TL In Exile explains this "liberty" thing clearly and distinctly. Read it. Understand it. If not for yourselves, for your descendants.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Though we aren't quite at our best, the Republic hasn't fallen yet.  So, whatever your faith or lack thereof, take a moment to appreciate what America has done for you.  Then start thinking about what you can do for her.

23 November 2010


...I will link to blogs that are, well--interesting.

I'm trying to clean up my mouth and draw as many readers as I can without turning into Pat Boone, so I aim to keep this particular collection of 1's and 0's "PG-13."  I'm not going to show you my junk or anyone else's(TSA badge or no TSA badge), and the worst thing I'll say here is "asshole."*  However, some of the places I link to have looser content restrictions than I.  Posts with questionable content will carry a NSFW warning, but you peruse my sidebar linkage at your own risk.

Having said that, I simply have to add Woodsterman to my blogroll.  A dirty old man with a heart of gold and a great sense of humor.  Likely NSFW, but lots of fun.

* I haven't done so yet, but I reserve the right--with adequate warning--to make exceptions if the situation calls for it. 

Oh, crap.

Remember that contrail swamp gas weather balloon UFO the triumphant return of Amelia Earhart missile that was fired from sea level off the Kalifornia coast a couple weeks ago?

I had it figured that it was China.  I thought it might simply be a stern warning to quit devaluing their debt.  Hottie With An Evil Pink Rifle has a different, and likely more accurate, view of things.

So, China has given the Norks the go-ahead to destabilize the Peninsula. China can easily pin down all U.S. forces in the Pacific Theater (S. Korea and Okinawa for all intents and purposes) and take Taiwan. We don't have a prayer of stopping a Chinese incursion of S. Korea - even if we had the will. The Chinese Army is 2.3 million men, with another 1.5 million in the active reserves. If they needed to, they could summon another 30 million men through conscription if necessary and not even break a sweat doing it.
Further, China is not engaged in any conflicts, so they have their full military at their complete disposal. We do not. Oh - and one more thing. The United States is flat on its @$$ broke. China is not.
Finally, we have been shown by physical demonstration that if we resist China, they are ready, willing and able to launch missiles onto our cities.
Go read the whole thing.  Then start rehabilitating that old bomb shelter your grandparents had installed during that Cuba thing in '63.  "Interesting times," indeed.

EDIT:  I just scrolled down HWAEPR's blog...and found her post from when the missile first launched.  It has the same title.  Great minds and all that.

22 November 2010

Allen West, font of logical whoopass

By way of Hottie With An Evil Pink Rifle, your recommended daily allowance of intelligence, courtesy of Lt. Col./Representative-Elect Allen West.

What's happened to us?  Seriously.  What insanity has gripped us as a nation and a species, that we view statements of common sense as something unique and inspiring?  LtC West is telling us, basically, that the sky is blue and the grass is green.  In no way do I mean to disparage this great American...I'm just wondering when, exactly, the majority of the American people told Reality, "It's not you; it's me.  Can we still be friends?"


I'm thinking I've been played.

No specifics at this time.

Further bulletins later.

It's stuck in my head!

We all have those moments.  Sometimes, a song gets stuck in your head.  Sometimes it's just annoying(the same brain that couldn't remember enough to ace that algebra test somehow thinks you want to hear the Quizno's WE LUV DE SUUUUUBS jingle over and over again for a week)...

...and sometimes, it's beautiful.

Do we have your attention NOW? Part IV

Oh, yes, Oppressives...it is on like Donkey Kong up in America.

I am tired of being told to sit down and shut up.

I am tired of being told what I can and can not say.

What is “acceptable”, while my ideas and values are mocked and trampled.

Enough. I have had enough.

Contrary to your false accusations against the genesis of the Tea Party, I began protesting the bailouts before Obama was selected and around the time that McCain had elected to suspend his campaign in order to rush back to Washington to sell us all out.

I went to the big April 15th rally with a “violent” sign forged from pink posterboard which simply stated, “Give all of Congress Pink Slips”. Frightening imagery, I know.

Oh yes, your side “went there”. Not only was there no outcry about the “violent imagery”, there were claps and cheers of agreement. You framed the imagery. Own it.

“Retreat and Reload”and “Burn down the house”. Get used to it. Don't think for a moment you've earned the right to open your mouth in protest.

Five posts since 2008, and Stop Shouting! has made my blogroll.  When this woman speaks, you'd do well to listen.

For those of you who are still confused about this Tea Party thing, it has now been laid out in no uncertain terms.

(H/T HillBuzz)

20 November 2010

Not Safe For Work. Or Home. Or Anywhere.

Now that you have your headphones on and have banished the easily-offended from your presence, I present an ageless routine from the late, great Sam Kinison(H/T John Nolte @ Big Breitbart).  There are four more where that came from.

Brace yourself.

Are you ready?

Are you sure?

Because you're about to be punched right between the eyes with the Freight Train of Truth.

Now we're cooking...!!

Via Conservatives On Fire, I present something so laden with testosterone that your average Leftist is likely to cough up their skull if they click on the link.

Bacon.  Cooked by machine gun fire.

I stand consumed by awe and hunger.

19 November 2010

Blogrollin' V: The Libertarians Strike Back

I'll confess, the title of Power And Control kind of put me off at first.  After all, it's people seeking these exact things that have jacked up our Republic for their own personal gains.

But, after a post like this, I realized that M. Simon is referring to "power and control" of his own life, not the lives of others.  Please welcome another most insightful advocate of liberty to The Blogroll That Ate The Internet.

18 November 2010


Well, well, boys and girls...we have us an interesting visitor, indeed.

Now, I'm no UberGeek, so this might be nothing but my own whacked-out conspiracy theory.  But why is it that some visitor in DC visits my blog for 0 seconds, apparently through a link to TLinExile, a blog that steps up for liberty in no uncertain terms? 

Methinks we is being scrutinized.  Or I could have had one beer too many.  Whatev.

There was a time before guns.

The world was ruled by the young, the strong, and the many.  And life was neither pleasant nor fair.

If you support gun control victim disarmament, you want more of this.  You want great-grandmothers beaten unconcious in their own driveway.  You'd rather see women raped and murdered than being capable of fending off two-legged predators.  You want a world where the strongest and most violent rule.

No matter what mental pablum you keep shovelling into your empty skull, this is the end result of your delusions.  You have a right to your own (ill-considered) opinions, but you do not have the right to your own reality.  Reality is the bruised face of Mrs. Sozanski.  Reality is the face of every battered woman who trusted her safety to a piece of paper and found it lacking.  Reality is the horrific last moments of an innocent family who trusted that the authorities would always be there to protect them...and paid the price for believing your lies.

Someday, a person who is more of a research geek than I could ever be, will come up with the number of people who would have survived and thrived if they hadn't believed the anti-gun, anti-self-defense, anti-life propaganda that the Left has spouted for 75 years now. 

And that will be the number of souls who will want to have a very heated discussion with you gun-grabbers in the afterlife.

Blogrollin' IV: A New Hope

For our children, that is.  Say hello to A Conservative Teacher.*  Why?  The Logic is strong with this one.

*  G'day.  We're on the trial of a most ee-leusive ennimal...the Consevative Teecha.  There's hardly enny left in North America, but we've menaged to foind one in Michigan.  Crikey!

It didn't fly at Nuremburg, either

Much has been written, by better bloggers than I, regarding the current atrocities committed by the TSA in the name of 'security.'  I'm going on a related tangent here.

Lately(yes, I listen to a lot of Talk Radio), I've heard too damned many 'Conservatives' simultaneously decry the actions of the TSA and defend the people committing them.  This is not only a logical disconnect, but a repudiation of some of the basic tenets of Conservative thought itself--namely, that there is an objective definition of right vs. wrong, and that we are all personally responsible for our actions.  So, how can anyone calling themselves a 'Conservative' come up with some mealymouth weaksauce crap about how it's "...not about the TSA employees, they're just doing their jobs...!"

17 November 2010


...to another edition of Thunderdome!!!

Popcorn?  Check. 

Beer?  Check.

Grin?  Not coming off my face for a year. 

It's like entering a parallel dimension at the cusp of WWII, and seeing Germany and Japan suddenly ignore the Allies and start catfighting.  In vegetable oil.  Topless.

This...is going to be good.

A fledgling blog with great potential

Another Palinista/Buzzer joins my blogroll.  Please welcome...Alabama Buzz.

More outsourced snark

Taiwan is fast becoming one of the places I most want to visit.

Unfortunately, that would likely involve flying...!!

16 November 2010

It's the PRINCIPLES, stupid!

Courtesy of the lovely and talented Adrienne Ross at MotivationTruth, we discover an article at American Thinker detailing exactly why Governor Palin is so despised by the Cocktail Party.

I have a dream.  I am willing to mortgage my vital organs to see the expression on Karl Rove's face the moment it hits him that the Governor is now President-Elect Palin.  That might well be the high point of my life.

Gunblogger duet!

JayG kicks ass and Gay Cynic takes names in a collaborative Uberpost calling out the TSA.  It's a double bill you don't want to miss!

15 November 2010

Something you need to think about

Since Hottie With An Evil Pink Rifle/I Am Dagny has a Blog-That-Is-Not-A-Blog, I shall repost her text in its entirety here because I can't figure out how to permalink to it.

Flying the colors

Everyone in the Vast Right Wing Blogosphere is familiar with the case of young Cody Alicea, the 13-year-old boy who was told to remove the American flag from his bicycle while on school grounds.  (If you guessed this took place in the People's Republik of Kalifornia, you get the "Deanna Troi I Can Sense The Blindingly Obvious Award.")  I've refrained from commenting on the whole matter, since many of my blog-brothers seemed to have it well in hand.

But, courtesy of iOTW, I have obtained a video that ought to bring tears to the eyes and a smile to the face of any patriot:  The bikers of America have most definitely got young Cody's back!

Damn right, the superintendent apologized...probably from a very wet desk chair!

14 November 2010

Bayou Renaissance Man: A fascinating piece of pioneer history

BRM brings us an inadvertent time capsule at the bottom of a Canadian lake. Something we should all ponder, as we go about our sheltered lives.

In order to ensure peace and stability...

...America will be reorganized as a part of the first Planetary Empire!!

Yeah.  It's exactly like that.

Who is George Soros?  He's the ultimate enemy of liberty, whether you know it or not.  He's worse than a Bond villain.  Worse than something out of a comic book.  Why?  Because he's for real.

Predictably, the Usual Gang of Idiots Leftists Same Thing are spinning like a yo-yo convention, calling Glenn Beck's expose of the Puppetmaster all sorts of things...in particular, "anti-semitic."  Really?  We're talking about George Soros, the guy who worked for the Nazis to steal the property of Jews and send them to a horrific end...and Mr. Beck is the 'anti-semite?' 

Soros, the man who 'broke the Bank of England,' is known as an economic war criminal.  He crushes entire economies just to watch them die.  He funds pretty much every Leftist organization and media outlet on the planet.  (To give credit where it's due, I agree with him on the legalizing drugs thing, but it's said that Hitler loved kittens and Stalin loved to drink, so having one or two things in common does not lead to an alliance.)

As Mr. Beck exhorts us, "Do your own homework!  Don't take anyone's word for anything!"  The best place to start would be the books that Mr. Soros has written/had written about himself and his life.  Don't trust NPR, MediaMatters, HuffPo or any other news source funded wholly or in part by Soros or his foundations...they're bought and paid for.  Make sure of your sources, and if you can't find any that are objective, do what I do:  Read them all, then see what they have in common.  That part will usually be factual.  When you have the pure facts, you can make up your own mind about the situation with a little thought.

Yes, I'm aware that many people will see the name "George Soros" and immediately write off this post and this whole blog as a mess of paranoid whackjob conspiracy garbage.  I accept that.  But before you click out, ask yourself one thing...

...why was that your first reaction?

Of Happy Meals and cartoons

Kevin at HillBuzz takes an introspective look at the people who supposedly know what's best for us...and wonders who died and made them God.
I wish more people would wake up to just how much the Left wants to regulate and micromanage our lives. As if these people really know best. Who says? How are they more equipped to know what’s right for little Susie Sunshine when they don’t even know the girl?

I think cartoons and Happy Meals would have done Jacobi a world of good. He’s a proud Leftist, hates Sarah Palin, is sullen, has little imagination and went on and on about how I shouldn’t have a McRib because it was bad for me.

Jacobi only shops at Whole Foods, which is Jacobi’s choice. I choose to hunt McRibs down whenever and wherever they are available for a limited time. They are my adult version of a Happy Meal…a very rare treat I look forward to…which Jacobi wanted to take away from me because he knew best.
And another thing, if the Leftists are supposed to be so incredibly educated, wise and enlightened...why is it that they're always so miserable, shrill, hateful and occasionally violent?  Why is it that in every single city where their policies dominate, crime runs rampant, costs are insane and they're constantly running to their state Capitol or to DC because they're completely broke?  How is it that these people think they can run our lives when they make such a mess of their own?

Just asking.

Is food important to you?

Then you might want to pay particular attention to this:  The Crony Capitalists are determined to take over your food supply. 

Oh, yeah...that's right.  We're just paranoid.  They'd never do that.  Why, that'd be as crazy as thinking they'd take over health care.

Bid welcome to Frankenstein Government, my newest blogroll adoptee.

Economists With Attitudes

Courtesy of Rage Against the Kakistocracy, we're treated to the ultimate hip-hop battle between F.A. Hayek and John Maynard Keynes.  Someone's gettin' schooled, bitches!

13 November 2010

Blogrollin' III: Return of the Conservatives


Being an artist != being a libtard.


Sarah Palin to her would-be-destroyer, Kathleen Parker:  "Is that all you've got?"

No wonder Palin Derangement Syndrome is so prevalent among members of both the Communist Party and the Cocktail Party.  What do you do when you throw everything including the kitchen sink and all the major appliances at someone, to no effect?  What can you possibly do when 'Caribou Barbie' takes every single one of your best shots, smiles and comes back for seconds?

You go completely insane and begin spitting fire and rocks at the mere mention of her name, that's what.  You froth at the mouth, make bizarre accusations and generally act like a paranoid schizophrenic off his meds.  In short, you succumb to PDS, and in the process, you simply make Governor Palin even more powerful.  If you haven't figured it out yet, she's got that Obi-Wan Kenobi thing going on--if you strike her down, she will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

Keep letting the Governor live rent-free in your nightmares, statists...it'll make 1-20-13 all the sweeter.

Oh, bittersweet irony...

Check this out at the Cliffs of Insanity...Virginia wants to issue Gadsden Flag license plates.  Texas is also thinking about it.

On the one hand, this is pretty cool.  On the other hand, the Gadsden Flag has become the banner of us right-wing-extremist Tea Partiers, who think we've given government far too much money and power in the first place.  So, buying one would give the government money and acknowledge that they have taken power over our personal transportation.  Ironic, indeed.

But if Arizona makes one, and--in the fashion of many of their other custom plates--donates $17 to a pro-liberty cause, well...

...you just might see this on the back of my truck.

12 November 2010

Blogrollin' II: Electric Bloggaroo

The Eve of Conflict has earned TL in Exile a place on my blogroll, which is getting long enough to rival the list of Darth Soros' organizations.

Read and recognize history in the making.

11 November 2010

Would you like some seasoning for that foot?

Some people hate cops. Some people love them to an unhealthy extent. Most of us, I'd like to think, judge them as individuals.

Regardless of which category you fall into, you're going to laugh your ass off at this.

I write a blog.

Maybe not very well, but I do it anyway.  I engage in my punditry free of censorship.  I can give the literary bird to anyone I please, and no one is going to break down my door and drag me off somewhere horrible.  I do this on a personal computer and broadcast it to the internet--two concepts that were absolutely unthinkable when I was born.

I do this after working at my job, where I listen to satellite radio, a media for other pundits to speak their minds without fear of official reprisal.  I go to and from my job in a personal automobile.  I have a device in my pocket which can take pictures, record video, make phone calls and generate written messages, and send these things anywhere in the world at the speed of light. (It also doubles as a flashlight and an electronic compass, and if I can find out how to make julienne fries with it, my life will be complete.)  If I find the need to be somewhere in a hurry(and I want to put up with being disarmed and x-rayed), I can buy a ticket on an airplane and be anywhere on the planet within a day or two.

I sit here warmed by electric heaters, typing under electric lights, with an electric refrigerator full of food and beer.  I tell the time by the clock on my microwave oven, and when I get bored with blogging, I can always read one of the many books I surround myself with--the possession of some of which would have led to my incarceration or death in many of history's regimes.

None of these things would be possible without America.

America wouldn't be possible without her veterans.

It doesn't matter where you were stationed or what duties you performed, whether you rode a desk, trained new recruits, braved enemy fire or did things you're forever forbidden from mentioning.  If you served this country with honor, we owe you a debt we can never repay.

Thank you.

10 November 2010

Electron seamstress

You might notice the new picture behind my title and header.

That is a Zimbabwean One Hundred Trillion Dollar note.

That's right.  We're not talking about a budget here.  This is one single bill.  And there are more of them.

Let's put this into perspective:  The current denominations of US currency are:  $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

The largest note the United States Treasury has ever printed is $100,000.

How did this happen?  Time was that Zimbabwean currency was relatively stable.  How did they get from that point to issuing cash that was worth more as toilet paper than actual money?  Simple:  They attempted to print their way out of overwhelming debt.

They failed.  Because, um, racism.

Just kidding.  They failed because they attempted to circumvent the laws of economics, which is on the level of attempting to fly to the moon by flapping your arms.

And now America is attempting to do the same thing.

God help us.

Hello, Kettle?

This is the PotYou're black.

Our President surrounds himself with terrorists.  With avowed Marxists.  With people who say things like this:
"Dig it! First they killed those pigs and then they put a fork in pig Tate's belly. Wild!"

"Offing those rich pigs with their own forks and knives, and then eating a meal in the same room, far out! The Weathermen dig Charles Manson!"
But when we raise an eyebrow at this state of affairs, we're considered a bunch of 'right-wing extremists.'  We're 'dangerous.'  We're

Christian fundamentalists, the millennial end-of-the-worlders obsessed with the Left Behind series about the End Times, neo-Nazi racists, rural black-helicopter Michigan Militia types cut from the same inbred cloth as Timothy McVeigh...

One of Saul Alinsky's favorite tactics:  If the opposition might be able to justifiably accuse you of something, accuse them of it first.   This puts them on defensive and alters the direction of the debate.  I've noticed that it's in such wide use that everything we're accused of is actually being done by the Left, 100 times over. 

It's time we stopped falling for it.  Whatever they accuse you of is what you should be looking for on their side.  You'll find it, never fear.

OK, back to work

The next time I hear some douchebag statist sneer, "You teabaggers don't have any real ideas.  'Cut spending?'  Where would you start cutting, smart guy?  Huh?  Where?" I'm going to whip out my folder and slice right through the tires of his/her oh-so-ironic fixie retro-bike(or bumper-sticker-festooned Prius, depending on the circumstances), and then smile and inquire if that answered their question.

Just kidding. 


See, when we Conservatives hear this question, we develop temporary mental paralysis.  Not because we don't know where to cut spending, but because the Federal budget is such a target-rich environment of wholly unneccessary and unConstitutional monstrosities, we simply don't know where to start.  Our adversaries take our failure to answer with an immediate soundbite as a win for them, and rather than wait for us to collect our thoughts, they walk away with a confident smirk as the wind whistles through their ears.

Well, my fellow patriots, help is on the way, courtesy of Reason MagazinePrint out a few copies of this missive and carry them with you.  The next time Mr./Ms. Smug-puppy asks the usual question, hand them a copy and tell 'em, "This'll do for Day One.  Once we get warmed up, we'll really start cutting."

You might wish to run at that point, as I bear no responsibility for your dry-cleaning bill if you're standing too close when their heads explode.

And now for something completely different

The battle is still on, and we have to stay vigilant...but all politics and no play is no way to live.  Therefore, I give you something to make you laugh and gladden your heart, stolen shamelessly from Ace of Spades.

You otter be grinning by now...!  (cue sound of all three of my readers unbookmarking me)

08 November 2010

Economics shoved right up your...

My apologies to the Bayou Renaissance Man, who would no doubt disapprove of the post title.  But seriously--if you don't get it by now, there simply isn't anything more to say.

The laws of economics are as real as the laws of physics.  You can ignore the laws, but you cannot ignore the consequences of your ignorance.

Start learning.  Or face some very nasty consequences.

Duh...Sarah Palin iz stoopid...duh

Yet another overeducated and underbrained 'journalist' finds himself with a nasty case of foot-in-mouth disease courtesy of the Thrilla From Wasilla.

Seriously, you guys...this is just becoming funny.  Mr. Reddy is likely setting the stage for a career in ironic comedy, right?  He wasn't really serious with this piece, right?


Brain the size of a planet...

...that's the AnarchAngel.  Here he is, redesigning the entire concept of our "Correctional System."  (Odds are he did it while simultaneously writing the most impregnable computer security code EVAR, emptying an entire .45 magazine into a bullseye at 300 yards and juggling three running chainsaws.  Before breakfast.)

One of my blog-heroes, the illustrious Beat&Release, has been hanging around here lately.  If you can spare a moment, Officer, your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

Breaking News: Europe doesn't get it

Europe simply can't comprehend the results of these midterms.

I don't think I'm qualified--or possessed of the time--to write an entire dissertation on American vs. European thought.  But I'll give you Euros an example to ponder, a sort of Western koan, if you will.

All over Europe, people are protesting, shutting down industry, and in some cases rioting.  For what cause?  They want the government to give them more free stuff, or keep giving them the usual free stuff.

All over America, people are peacefully and respectfully protesting.  For what cause?  They want the government to stop trying to give them free stuff.

Given enough thought, this will hopefully sink in.

07 November 2010

Teh Snark. She bringz it.

Nicole Coulter absolutely eviscerates some WaPo so-called 'journalist' with one of the best examples of scalpel-like wit I've seen in a while.  Her email at the end is completely made of sweet, sweet Win.

Excuse me, Mr. Cohen...would you care for some ice for that burn?

Something's got to give...

The Bayou Renaissance Man opines on a subject I've been leery of discussing.  A vast percentage of America--the Parasite Class--has decided that the Productive Class owes them a living, and they intend to force the rest of us to subsidize them forever.  In turn, the Productive Class is getting dangerously close to having had quite enough of this crap.

This is not good.  If we don't find a solution to this problem quickly, our Republic will see horrors not experienced upon our shores since the Civil War.  But what can we do?  Any attempt to cut the 'benefits' to the Parasite Class will be met with riots, hysteria, and likely violence.  However, we have no choice.  In the name of some twisted version of 'compassion,' we've let things get to what I fear may be the point of no return.

I wish I knew the answer.

06 November 2010

Race-baiters, prepare for the beatdown.

Literary, that is.

Do we have your attention NOW? Part III

Listen up.  All of you.  Not only the Obama administration, but you Cocktail Party DeceptiCons.

Senator-Elect Rubio is laying it out in no uncertain terms.  Put the lobbyist on hold for four and a half minutes and pay attention.

This is your last chance, and your last warning.

(H/T Ace of Spades)

04 November 2010

I dunno.

I wouldn't say it's "Morning in America" quite yet.

I'll use that phrase at 12:00 on 1/20/13, when we swear in President Palin.

(H/t American Elephants)

And now, an Election Post Mortem...

...made entirely of Win, with sides of Beer-battered Snark and Awesome Flambe.
Yesterday I got to watch the President of the United States say that the reason most of the country is mad about the Healthcare Bill is because we didn’t get it… That if he could only, somehow, explain it better then we’d suddenly be content and not want it repealed. But alas, we’re just too stupid to comprehend the greatness.

No. If anybody doesn’t get it, it is you, Mr. President. We do understand it, and it is stupid, awful, bloated, expensive, fat, ugly, and smells funny. We do not like it, want it, or need it explained better; all we want is for it to go away. It is like you walked up and hit us in the face with a stick.

AMERICA: “The vast majority of us do not want to be hit in the face with a stick.”

DEMOCRATS: “Too bad. You will learn to like it.” WHACK

AMERICA: “Please stop hitting us in the face with that stick.”

DEMOCRATS: WHACK “No. It is really good for you.” WHACK.

AMERICA: “But it sucks and is painful.”

DEMOCRATS: WHACK. “I do not understand. Maybe I need to explain better.” JABS OUT OUR EYE “How about now?”

AMERICA: Drags Nancy Pelosi behind the woodshed and brains her with a shovel. “You feeling me now, assholes?”

DEMOCRATS: Looks at stick. Pouts. “But we were having so much fun!”

Larry Correia rules.  That is all.

Where do we go from here?

Gay Cynic muses that the latest election isn't so much a mandate as a warning.

And the warning isn't exclusively for Democrats, not by the remotest stretch of the imagination. The RINO's, the Old Guard, the Falwellista's, and the fear and hate-mongers of the right and left should, in fact, quiver in their boots - we teeter, as a nation, upon the verge of an awakening...the giant in, if not all of us, enough of us awakening to the potential and the wonder that is America, to the never-to-be-met but worthwhile effort to be the freest, most just, and the wealthiest nation on earth - where "liberty and justice for all" is far more than a catch phrase. They, on the other hand, teeter on the edge of irrelevance as a new political sensibility, drawing from both the right and the left to forge a new center, begins to evolve in an environment where communication is beyond the control of any institution or party.
We, as a nation, have struck out on a new journey.  The question is whether our destination involves a halo or a handbasket.

03 November 2010

Why, yes, I do engage in ManCrushes.

You just have to love a guy who gets it.


Republicans:  Woo-hoo!  We've got control of the House!  This is obviously a mandate to enforce our own agenda on the people, as opposed to the Dems' agenda!
Wraith:  Um...I'm not sure I'm cool with this.  What exactly is your 'agenda?'
Republicans:  Oh, basically the same thing, except that we pretend to listen to the will of the American people before we give it to them up the fart pipe.
Wraith:  I'm pretty sure that wasn't our mandate.
Republicans:  Well, what does it matter what you think, peon?  What are you going to do about it?
Wraith:  Me?  I'm going to stand here and sell tickets.
Republicans:  Tickets?
Wraith:  Tickets to the spectacle of JayG kicking your asses into orbit.

Attention, People's Republik of Kalifornia:

He's baaaaack!

I post this as a warning.  If you are a Kalifornian with a single sane brain cell and/or one last red cent in your pocket, run for your ever-loving life.

I've never been more serious.  Liquidate everything, rent a truck and GTFO of Kalifornia Hell.  Yes, it has beaches and vineyards and forests and mountains and great food and killer dope and funky culture and lots of cool stuff.  I've been there often, and it could have been a great place to live.  Even after they sent us folks like Boxer and Pelosi, even with Berkeley being recognized as an open-air insane asylum, I still had hopes that Kalifornia could come to its senses one day.

It won't.  Kalifornia has now proven that it is insane beyond all hope.  They have just committed electoral suicide, for some reason known only to God.

When I was 10, I moved to a place that was super-cool.  I grew up roaming its streets, eating its food, appreciating all the qualities that made it unique and special.  I spent 25 years there, thinking there was no better place to be, even as it became more ugly, crowded and gentrified.  Even as all the things that made it so wonderful slowly faded away.  The last five years of my stay there were simply based on inertia.  I finally had an epiphany--it wasn't cool any more.  It never would be again, and I could either live there for the rest of my life consumed by bitter memories, or I could strike out and find someplace better.  So I moved to the Sovereign State of Arizona, and never looked back.  I'm much happier now.  :)

Whether or not you're down with the freedom and liberty thing is irrelevant.  Kalifornia is on borrowed time.  It's now a question of when, not if, it will completely implode.

Run while you can.

More election post-mortem

The bad news:

Bill Randall lost in NC.  Can't say he didn't bring the fire, though.

O'Donnell lost in DE, no thanks to Karl "the Assassin" Rove(up yours, buddy).

Harry Reid blatantly stole the election from Sharon Angle in NV.  I'm sure our valiant Department of Justice will get right on that.

Tancredo lost the gubernatorial race, and Ken Buck--unless a miracle occurs--just lost the Senate recount in CO.

The Murkowski/Miller and Rossi/Murray races are still battling it out, but with the amount of criminal action this year on the Dems' part, I'm not too optimistic.

God help me, I had to vote for Juan McSame.  The only good news I can pull out of this is that, as a finger-in-the-wind flip-flopper, he's likely smart enough to flip our way.

The good news:

We still kicked ass.  Not quite as much as I would have liked, but an unmistakable beatdown.  Nikki Haley is SC's new Governor-Elect.  Susana Martinez took NM.  Allen West(FL) is officially In Da House, while Marco Rubio(FL) and Rand Paul(KY) are headed for the Senate to shove the Constitution up some DeceptiCon orifices.  The Baddest Governor In The Southwest is still keeping watch over the Sovereign State of Arizona, and Michele Bachmann will indeed be holding her Constitutional Studies Classes for our elected officials.  Beats studying the Communist Manifesto like they're apparently doing now.

The shock:

Hank Johnson was re-elected in GA-4.  "Who?"

This guy:

Seriously, WTF?  This isn't even a question of R vs D or Conservative vs Liberal.  The man is mentally unfit to be in charge of anything more complicated than deciding what to have for lunch.  People in GA-4 actually went to the effort of voting this man into office.  Again.

I'm usually loathe to invoke stereotypes, but I think GA-4 contains a large portion of people whose family trees are missing a few branches.  Either that or they make some pretty powerful 'shine around those parts.

Can anyone tell me what the hell those people were thinking?

Damn and double damn.

U.S. Rep. - Dist. 7
100.0% of Precincts Reporting (261 of 261 Precincts)
Total Number of VotesPercent

U.S. Rep. - Dist. 8
100.0% of Precincts Reporting (352 of 352 Precincts)
Total Number of VotesPercent

You know what I was saying earlier about how voting is so important?  This is why.  Now we have to deal with the Slug and the Ditz for two more years, while two great conservative candidates bite the dust.  The Hottie Physicist lost by a mere 3.1.  Jesse Kelly lost by one damn point!!

Anyone in those two districts who didn't bother to get your asses to the polls yesterday...I hope you can live with the consequences.

02 November 2010

Restoring common sense

The inimitable AlfonZo Rachel serves up a logical beatdown of the Rally To Restore Jon Stewart's Fast-Fading Youth.

It's simply impossible not to love this guy.  (H/T NoOneOfAnyImport)

Blogroll Update, Part Something

Please welcome the literary stylings of PalinDemocrat.  The Palinista Nation can only continue to grow...!!

Let's have a theme song!

Just for Election Night 2010.  Oh, yeah...Dr. Rand Paul is Kentucky's newest Senator.  WOO HOO!!

And if you haven't voted yet, get off your ass and do so, or I'll send the Underpants Gnomes over to your house to steal your drawers.

01 November 2010

Breaking News: Michael Steele Apparently Finds Missing Testicles

Can RNC Chair Michael Steele be shedding his DeceptiCon ways? Too early to tell for sure, but this is an encouraging sign.

Michael Steele: Governor Palin Would Be Strong Presidential Candidate

Perhaps it's not too late for some. Hope springs eternal!

(H/T MotivationTruth)

Last Call for Liberty?

I want you to think about something.  Yes, it's another one of those mental trips with the Wraith.  Don't worry, you won't be charged for bringing luggage and the TSA isn't involved.

Clear your mind, and go on back to 2008.  Remember how life was in this country.  We were a little battered and not quite ourselves, but still somewhat recognizable as a free nation.

Now, look at what we have today.  Look at what's been done to our country, to our Constitution, to our spirit.  We have a Department of Justice that is anything but.  We have an administration that uses the Constitution as toilet paper.  We have an economy turning to ash before our eyes as those who supposedly represent us, laugh at our outrage and throw more gasoline on the fire.  This took less than two years to accomplish.

These people are what would make our Founders physically ill:  they're career politicians.  People who have literally done absolutely nothing useful with all the years they've been alive.  They made a beeline for a seat of power, planted their ass in it, and only vacated it to move into an even more powerful position.  Far too many of them have never run a business, have never held a real job, and most haven't ever lacked for money.  Are their delusions and decisions starting to make sense now?  They've spent all their lives in a plastic bubble of academia and privelege, insulated from the harsh realities of life.  These are not people who should ever have been trusted with power over others, and I trust most of you can now see why.

But there is hope for our great Republic yet.  The Tea Party has brought us candidates who live up to the expectations of our Founders; ordinary citizens who see elected office not as a career choice, but a duty to their neighbors and their country.  People who never wanted the job, but have asked themselves, "If not us, who?  If not now, when?"  This is the Paradox of Power:  the only people who can possibly be trusted with it are those who don't want it.

We live in increasingly dangerous times.  Ask the tireless patriots of HillBuzzAsk Kenneth GladneyAsk Bill RiceAsk Allee Bausch.  People are being physically and professionally attacked in increasing numbers as they dare to challenge the Oppressives' agenda.  Voter fraud has gotten so blatant and widespread that there's an app for that.  And the Oppressives are actually so deluded that they think this is all justified.  They believe that we'll all come to appreciate their Master Plan, just as soon as they figure out how to dumb down the explanation so that we knuckle-dragging subhumans out here in the wilderness can understand it.  They honestly do not comprehend the numbers or resolve of their opposition.

My fellow Americans...it's on.  We have one last chance to save our country without another Civil War.  By tomorrow night, "We the People" must have sent a message to our rulers in no uncertain terms...

You may not be able to contribute money, wear a button, debate tirelessly, put up signs or stickers...but dammit, you can still vote.  If you don't, what the hell do you think this country will look like in another two years?

You have no excuse.  No, there isn't anything more important.  Yes, it will make a difference.