Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"I Ate his Liver With Some Faba Beans and a Nice Chianti"

Just getting around to making a note of this, but Sunday evening, while I was slopping the hogs, a feller pulled his Toyota pickup truck (with University of Florida Gator-Plate on the front) into the driveway.  He'd only gotten about two steps from his truck when I recognized the "Enumerator" badge dangling from the laniard around his neck, and held up my hand.  "Already been counted," I said.

I could tell he was put off at meeting someone less-cooperative than he'd expected, and as he pulled out and drove away, he shouted back at me, "We know who you are."

I bet you do, census boy.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Credit Where Credit's Due

At the White House yesterday, the O!Bummer hosted the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team, NCAA champions, and said, "I want to point out that the team has not lost since I was elected president."

In fact, their last loss came in March of 2008.  And since his predecessor is responsible for everything else, let's be perfectly clear.  Any credit for their success is directly attributable to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Perhaps the Apologizer-In-Chief should more appropriately take credit for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' "success-rate" during his occupation of the Oval Office.

Just sayin'...

Hooray, by God, For Oath Keepers

"It doesn't matter if we're 'allowed or not', that's wrong." -SSgt. Joshua May

Allow me, please, just a few pertinent points, and then enjoy the video.  During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, some National Guardsmen were ordered to confiscate firearms (all kinds of firearms) from citizens in New Orleans.  Stewart Rhodes founded Oath Keepers, in part, because of those actions, but also as a manner of reinforcing the foundation that a U.S. Serviceperson's Oath is to defend the Constitution.

S.Sgt. May wasn't in Oath Keepers during Katrina (because it hadn't been invented yet, duh), but his actions embody the very essence of what Oath Keepers is.

S.Sgt. May did a couple of things worth celebrating.  He joined, and represents, the National Guard for the right reason: to help protect his neighbors.  He understands and embraces the Constitution.  He has the balls, regardless of whether his CO agrees (and with some perceived risk to his security clearance, being in Military Intel), to stand up and declare that disarming citizens is wrong.  It's a great thing that his fellow soldiers knew enough to agree and support him, and that's why I'm a big fan of Oath Keepers.  This is why we now have such a thing as Oath Keepers, to give a foundation of support and knowledge of the Constitution to those soldiers such that they can feel confident and secure in doing the right thing.  Oh, but if there'd have been a few more Sgt. May's there in Louisiana...

Here's you a feel-good video for the day:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Easy To Understand

Klavan calls it Financial Crisis 101, as in This is some rudimentary education.

Thanks to Big Tony the Tiger says, they're great.