Friday, December 21, 2012


On Friday October 26, I was trout fishing and got a call with an offer of two tickets at face value for the UNC/NCSU game the next day in Chapel Hill.  I'll forever recount my good fortune that I didn't hesitate to claim them.  I couldn't find anyone on short notice to come with me, and didn't even make an effort to sell one outside Kenan, but when I got there I just spread my countenance over both seats and cheered hard enough for two people.

Those seats were uncomfortably close to the visitors' section, and there were two red-clad knuckleheads sitting right behind me, one of which couldn't bear to keep his trap shut for 60 seconds at a time.  Like any of the regular inhabitants over at Pack Pride (you may have to work around or -even worse- FOR folks like these) they constantly spew little half-compliments laced with that tinge of venom dripping off their pointy teeth.

With the score tied in the waning moments, and during the timeout that preceded the punt return, the Tar Heel fan seated next to me said something about hoping for the presumed returner (Smith) to fair-catch or get out of bounds, which would leave "X" amount on the clock for a game-winning drive.  I looked through my binoculars and confirmed (instead) that Gio Bernard was in the defensive huddle, then said to him: "I don't think Smith is going to fair catch anything...that's Gio coming on the field."

And I turned my camera on to record...

G.O. from liv erm'ush on Vimeo.

As you'll notice in the video, I didn't check on the guy behind me after the punt return.  But I did look around, right after turning off the camera, and he had excused himself from the remaining festivities.

I hated Tom O'Brien, State's coach, for whipping my team FIVE years in a row, and have to say am tickled for that reason to see him go.  But, I give him a hearty tip o' the cap for having the huevos to kick it to Gio in that situation.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Yeah, That One Hurt

I haven't felt much like blogging since that Day of Blackness, November 6.  But, in spite of the broken heart I have for America, her Founding Fathers, and the Constitution, there wasn't any slitting of wrists in Livermush Land.

And I don't quite feel like weighing in on the "why we lost" debate, yet.

While I'd certainly prefer to be basking in the hard-fought glory of a win, losing round #9 on a technicality (imposed by the Russian judge) does not mean that we're not coming out of the corner for round #10.

So, how best to win round #10?  Maybe some rope-a-dope, maybe some counter-punches, but most certainly we should plan on landing a few haymakers.  I like what Mark Davis wrote, No Time To Give Up in the Fiscal Fight:

We should not sign on to any plan that involves making job creators pay higher tax rates. If we are to entertain any closing of loopholes or striking of deductions (which are also tax increases), it should be upon receipt of iron-clad commitments from Democrats for real entitlement reform and other meaningful spending cuts.

That would seem highly unlikely. Still high on the adrenaline buzz of an election that seemed to smile on their big-government aspirations, Democrats are not in the mood to make deals.

Fine. Then let them be judged by that.

I know the media will paint any dark result as the fault of Republicans. Let them. It is time to stop worrying what the media say or how young and non-white voters might recoil at first.

We must do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may. Only then can we go to those voters we so deeply want to attract and say that we did it for them. They may not have appreciated it, but when we refused to let spending get even more obscene, we said no, and we did it for all Americans.

Again, I did not send my Congresswoman to Washington to cooperate or compromise.


And every 2014 Senate candidate should start practicing the phrase, "...the flat tax will eliminate all other (illegal) taxation: income tax, estate tax, payroll tax, obaminationcare tax, capital gains tax, gasoline tax, soda tax, fat-quotient tax, internet tax, and so on..."

Monday, November 5, 2012


...Represents our last best chance to reclaim Liberty in a peaceful manner.

And if you came by here one last time, with lingering questions as to how to use your vote (whether to vote, or which way), allow me to submit these two videos.

God bless America.

And yes, I was once a Democrat, too.

Reaping What They've Sown

I'm heartbroken for the loss of life & property those in NY & NJ have incurred.  I really am.

But, part of me hopes that they're feeling the negative repercussions of their very bad choices.  And that they begin opening their eyes to the very real nature of the thuggery they casually embrace as "standard operating procedure."

Do you want to know the true nature of Unions?  Witness the fact that while you (and your gas station) goes without electricity, your Union "bretheren" are shunning outside volunteer assistance because, get this, the crews from Decatur (AL) Utilities haven't signed Union affiliation contracts, and IBEW is chasing them away.  The International Brotherhod of Electrical Workers is part of the AFL-CIO.

The company that sent those crews tells about their presence being, at first being on condition of union allegiance, then rejected:

"We made a decision late last night, to go ahead and bring our crews home."

Such is the way with a parasite: You may be in peril and you may die, but they'll just keep sucking your blood.

Dear New Yorkers and Jerseyans, may God help you.

I also have some vandalism to my truck, that I believe is attributable to some Union intolerance toward the "NOBAMA" sticker on it.  No big whup...If there weren't any cowards in the world, there'd be little need for heroes.  If a dent in the bed of the truck is the price I pay for getting shed of the UnionThug-In-Chief, so be it.

Want to see more of those Union-folks at their best?  How about these folks that are happy to steal from you and suppress your 1st Amendment rights?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Throwing Lead Downrange

There probably aren't many bigger "hawks" than me.  If there exist enemies to my country, I say, "let's go shoot 'em."  Or even, "Let me go shoot 'em."

But given the deplorable rules of engagement currently in place, I see no value to having fine warriors such as Ty Woods and Glen Doherty (and the thousands more like them, actually wearing the uniform) in harm's way.  If we can't let them be more than mere targets, let's get them out.  Bring them home, and bring the concept of actual diplomacy home too.  Because, if we can't keep Ambassadors safe, there's little point of them being there.

And to everyone who would dare cite "the fog of war" as justification for abandoning those men and the Consulate, or for even the brief hesitation to act (much less the ensuing coverup for political dithering), I say damn you to hell.

Please consider reading this, from Mad Medic, contributed to Ranger Up, entitled A Tale Of Four Heroes...excerpted:

On October 3rd, 1993, in a forgotten corner of east Africa, an RPG caught a UH-60 in just the right spot, causing the second crash of a Blackhawk that day. (There would actually be two others that suffered enough damage that they barely made it back to base). The Blackhawk, call sign Super 64, spun into Mogadishu and landed hard after a nearly 70 foot free fall. When the dust settled, the crew was either dead or dying and only the pilot, CWO Mike Durant, was able to respond when a mob started to surround his crash site.

At this moment, two Delta snipers—SFC Randy Shughart and MSG Gary Gordon—requested three times to be inserted to hold off the mob until ground forces arrived to secure the crash site. Finally, they were given the go ahead, after being informed that Bravo company 3rd Battalion 75th Rangers was in heavy contact, and 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry was just then mobilizing. It was made absolutely clear that there was no certainty when help might arrive. They went anyway.

H/T to Blackfive.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Got Your Six

I thought the video of Hollywood celebrities, with their backs turned to the camera, saying to Veterans, "I got your Six", was highly offensive.  The pretense that they even care is repulsive to me.

Tom Hanks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, et al remind me of the Bob Dylan line:

You got a lot of nerve, to say your are my friend.
When I was down, you just stood there grinning.
You got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend.
You just want to be on the side that's winning.
Where were these same people when those troops were first sent to the sandbox?  They were doing their level best to undermine victory.  And, they deserve nothing less than eternal shame for their hypocrisy.
Re-viewing the ad online (I won't link to it, 'cause it turns my stomach), I was encouraged to read this one comment posted below it...
To all you political celebrity hacks, no thanks! We neither trust you nor did we give you our SIX. Our six is earned in the crucible of service to The Constitution of the United States of America and forged with sweat, tears, blood and life which you have zero understanding of. Keep your hollow face saving bs campaign in hollywood. You don't deserve any part of six unless it's to kiss our American loving ass.

You wanna know who really has their six, and always has?
BLACKFIVE.  "Earned in the crucible of service."  Those guys are great.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Voting "Present" Didn't Cut It

A little less than four years ago, I cranked out my very first blogpost here.  The thrust of that initial piece was a committment to BE that to which I aspired herein.  That is, to be a blogger, speaking my mind, rather than just occupy a space in the innerwebs.

I'm not too disappointed in the effort or the results.

Conversely, I'm completely disappointed with the occupier of the White House, as I was back in January 2009 with the wave of Big Collectivism that washed these numbnuts into power.

My personal economy was in the toilet because of them, and I'd eventually lose my home.  I could endure the tough times, but I couldn't keep quiet about it.  I don't much mind it if folks don't like what I have to say, but I couldn't stomach the perception that silence might be equated with consent, or worse, assent.

So, I wrote my little blogposts.

A couple days ago, I was having my truck mechanic'd on, and was waiting with about half a dozen other folks in the teevee room.  I was busy with a textbook, while they struck up a conversation that dwelled largely on local politics.  I refrained from jumping in and steering it toward a national discussion.  And later, I about half-regretted not jumping in.  I didn't need to, though.

Everyone that knows me has a very fine sense of where I stand politically.  And many, if not most, of those have been alienated forever.  That, I do not regret.

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." -Brainyquote attributes that to Kurt Cobain, though I thought it predated him.

Right now, I'm feeling a lot like Bill Whittle.  I think we've done right by history, we Tea Party folks and Right-minded bloggers, each in our own way.  I think that a few weeks from now, all of our oppositional pieces will have born fruit, some of those monsters will be swept back out with the tide, and we can set about the long task of restoring our Consitutional Republic.

And even winning this election won't be the end of our work, but just the first toehold on (hopefully) a permanent upswing.  We still have ultra-liberal universities poisoning minds with collectivist drivel, the (socialist) advocacy media, Hollywood's moonbattery, and a Supreme Court that thumbs its nose at the very Constitution it is supposed to preserve.

The good news, and what inspires us, is that we'll have a man who wants to DO the job of a President instead of just playing the role of President.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blinky Loses

No question who won Debate #3.

If you DVR'd the debate like I did, go back and count (or try to) the number of times Obama blinks, or looks down, or looks away.  It's staggering.

Compare that to Gov. Romney.  Just on believability alone, which of the two are capable of looking the other, or for that matter the moderator, or for that matter the camera, or for that matter the people of this country, directly in the eye?

Also, am I the only one who heard Obama say, "weapons of mass-disruption"?

One of those two guys needs a teleprompter, and the other does not.

I really like Zo's idea for our unilateral arms reduction...Send Iran some of our nukes!

Please don't forget that it's almost as important to purge the Senate and retain the House, as it is to rid ourselves of the Corruptocrat-In-Chief.

And remember these folks on your ballot:

Virginia Foxx
Pat McCrory
Dan Forest

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"If You've Got A Church, You Didn't Build That"

I'm rethinking my assessment of the recent debate.  If it's just my scorecard that counts, yes, the fight was a draw.  But, it appears that the voting public came away liking Gov. Romney more...and/or liking Obama less.  If he's winning over those folks, especially the fence-sitters, it matters none at all what I think of the performance.

Plus, if Obama's & Biden's antics, coupled with the very unpresidential-ness of having to rely on an immoderate moderator to bail him out of his own scandal, even those leaning toward Obama may be reconsidering their allegiance.

Want to see the most-likable candidate of the two?  I know there are a few people who haven't already seen this speech.  One of my favorite lines was, "In the spirit of Sesame Street, his (Obama's) speech tonight is brought to you by the letter 'O' and the number 16 Trillion."


Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Briefly, my unsolicited opinion on last night's debate:

I'd call it a draw.  Either side could justify calling it a win for their campaign.  As far as the campaign goes, Obama actually helped himself more.  But, his case was so much more in need of help.  So any progress for him looks golden.

The thing Romney supporters dread is Romney stubbing his toe.  Considering the fact that his views stem from his genuine goodness, such a hiccup could only originate in a semantical faux pas (says one thing, but means the opposite) and lets it go uncorrected, or gets pounced upon.  None of that, of course, happened.

What Romney did do, that I disliked right away, was ask Obama questions.  That gave scoundrel Obama an opportunity to claim more time and attention, regardless of his answers.  Hint to Romney camp: If you know the other guy is imminently capable of lying, and particularly good at it, give him as few opportunities as possible to do so.

What I hope to hear some criticism of today is Candy Crowley's questions that she picked for questioners to read.  Seriously?  What do you plan to do about gender inequity in the workplace?  Can it be true that that question beat out, say, Is Iran a legitimate threat to Israel?  Or perhaps, Who's policies would enhance America's standing & image in the rest of the world, yours or your opponent's?

Wasn't this debate supposed to center on foreign policy?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Asheville Loved Mitt

It's an hour-and-a-half drive to Asheville, and we left the Land of Livermush as quickly as we could.  But, we got there a little later than we'd hoped (4:30pm), although well before the advertised start time (5:30).  Parking nearby was nonexistent, as was anything resembling organized direction/information.  We found a parking garage and walked about a 1/4 mile to the Civic Center.

There were still folks coming in behind us...

But many, many more in front of us...

The Obamabots know their messiah has such a deplorable, indefensible record, of course they endorse "NoBoDy" as a viable 3rd candidate...

All in all, the opposition was small and meaningless...which is exactly representative of who they are.  Mostly, they were a minor irritation, but I wished I'd have thought to show some appreciation for this guy (at far right, with the RR Money sign).  Dude!  You're on the wrong side.  Money is a good thing.  It represents value, as in "You have this skill, or trade, or product, or service, and I have these folding American dollars...let's trade!'ll be good for both of us...and Governor Romney is YOUR GUY!"...

On the citizens' side of the barricade, everyone was just lovely.  We're smarter, more well-read, smell better, are much much nicer, and there's so many more of us.

Romney in Asheville 12-1011 from liv erm'ush on Vimeo.

The exit from the parking garage, after the event, was the worst challenge to our patience.  We sat in a line on level three for over an hour without moving.  There was only one exit lane, and a guy in a tee shirt with "SHERIFF" on it, took each driver's ticket and stuck it in the machine (which each driver could have done his/herself), and advised against incorrect change ("you'll get back dollar coins...oh, the horror!").  I asked numbnuts sheriff whyfor the delay, and he blamed Gov. Romney (I am NOT making this up) for not telling him sooner about the event.

No, you dipshit, the solution could have easily been: lock the guard-arm in the "up" position, and have a pocketful of change.  He could've just as rationally blamed George Bush.

There were 3 bumper stickers I saw & loved...sorry I didn't get pix of them to share:

"My dog created more shovel-ready jobs than Obama"


"What one thing has Obama done that we want four more years of?"

and my favorite, actually returning to the LoL:

"10 out of 10 idiots prefer Obama"

Ain't it the truth?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Livermush Audience

In an English Compostion class in kollege, one of the first things I learned was to have and keep an idea of who my audience was.  That is, who did I expect, or want, to be reading what I would write.

I confess that the more I write, the fuzzier and undefined my imagined audience seems to become.

So, for this blog post, I'm at least going to say who I hope to reach...

To those who sit on the fence regarding elections, afraid of making a mistake.  To those family & friends who harbored some sense of "white guilt" for past sins, real or imagined, against black folks and wanted back in '08 to say you've atoned for those sins by pulling the lever for a black man.

To those who've ostracized me for my outspokenness, those who've engaged in character assasination rather than debate, and those who prefer coalition building over community.

To those friends and relatives who believe that celebrity and polish are even nearly as important as honesty and accountability.

I don't care if you like me or agree with me, my country is at the direst of crossroads.  Along one path, there's a chance for America.  It isn't guaranteed, but it's a chance.  Along the other path, everthing good is at risk.  It is just that simple.

Thanks Victory Girls for the above video.

Any of you out there who know me...

If you'll go to Dinesh D'Souza's movie 2016, and bring me your ticket stub, I'll refund you the money.  Whether you like it or not, and whether it affects your opinion or not, I'll reimburse you.  Or, if there isn't a theatre nearby, I'll arrange to have the DVD sent to your home!

Additionally, anyone who wants to join me for Atlas Shrugged Part II tomorrow night, I'll pay your way.

Another video for you, thanks to Sister Toldjah.  James O'Keefe is busting corruptocrats again.  This time it's actual coordinated voter fraud by Obama's supporters.  Don't think your vote matters?  Consider the fact that America's internal enemies are voting twice (or more).

And finally, to Mr. Eberle (hope I recall the spelling correctly), from UCLA (University of Cullowhee Left of Asheville): Thanks for teaching me something.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Here are two quotes for your Thursday morning, both coming from essays at

From Thomas Sowell, "The role of a confidence man is not to convince skeptics, but to help the gullible believe what they want to believe."

And from Ann Coulter, "You will never see anything so brave as a liberal fighting nonexistent enemies."

Subscribing to Townhall is free.  They'll deliver fantastic writing from over a dozen of your favorite essayists to your email inbox every day, just like they do for me.

Arm yourself.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

2016 Movie by Dinesh D'Souza

Princess Nagsalot & I went out for a rare movie night yesterday evening, to see Obama's America: 2016.  We thought it hit the Corruptocrat-In-Chief square between the eyes.

I don't remember ever going to a documentary in the theatres before, but this was worth it...even the $9 a pop cover charge.  We went to a 10-plex theatre, and I believe the empty parking lot (relatively so, maybe 20 cars total) was as much testament to the damage Obama's economic policies have done to how Americans spend their disposable income, as anything in the film.

The theatre showing the film was empty when we went in, five minutes before showtime, and only one other couple sat for this Saturday night at 9:10 showing.  It was nice to have a semi-private showing, but I was sad (and told the other couple so, afterward) that the place wasn't packed.

I think everyone should see this film before going into the voting both this November.  Because, as the filmmakers say, " him or not, do you really know him?"

There isn't any ranting between opposing parties (ala FoxNews, et al), but just methodical historical & cultural analysis by a scholar whose background is remarkably similar to Obama's.

At the end of the film, the producers paint a rather bleak picture of a "post-Obama" America, should he win a 2nd term.  I defy anyone to find holes in his logic.

Consider this point: After Ahmadinijad's Iranian election, Iranian citizens revolted, thinking they had a sympathetic figure in the White House.  They were wrong.  America did not come back them up, as they'd hoped.  By contrast, witness all the violent protests currently occurring in the Middle East and North Africa.  The difference for those folks?

They DO have a sympathetic ear in Washington.  And Dinesh D'Souza tells you why.

Gather your friends and family, and go see this film.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Flight 93 Memorial In Shanksville Memorializes The Terrorists

I recently said in a comment on another blog that, "Until there are no Islamic terrorists, ALL of them are terrorists."  I'd extrapolate this to include: Until there is no such thing as Sharia Law or apologists to Islam, ALL of Islam is an abomination & an afront to civilization.

The "Crescent of Embrace" is being built in Shanksville.  A majority of it has been completed.  It is STILL a memorial to the terrorists.  I refused to help build this thing, and remain steadfastly opposed to it.  Good American men died bringing that plane down.  And Paul Murdoch's design serves to dishonor them with repeated and consistant Muslim imagery.

Read Alec Rawls blogburst here...

9/11: New Park Service images prove the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93 is unchanged Crescent and star
The original Crescent of Embrace design for the Flight 93 memorial (left) was laid out in the configuration of an Islamic crescent and star flag (right). The crash site sits between the tips of the giant crescent, in the position of the star on an Islamic flag.

When this apparent symbol of Islamic triumph caused a national uproar seven years ago the Memorial Project (a public-private entity overseen by the Park Service) promised to change the design, but as demonstrated by the images below, they never did make any significant changes:

Above: original Crescent of Embrace design. Below: a frame from the Park Service's new virtual fly-by of the Circle of Embrace "re-design" as it is being built. (Comparison image thanks to MaxK.)

The most significant change is the few extra trees that are being planted outside the mouth of the original crescent (starting at the crescent tip on the right, where the flight path symbolically "breaks the circle," and continuing down behind the Sacred Ground Plaza that marks the crash site). These few trees supposedly turn the crescent into a circle, but as you can see, they do no such thing, but only apply the most minor window dressing to what is still a bare naked Islamic-shaped crescent.

Friday, August 17, 2012

I Think We're Gonna Win, Too, Bill

If you're like me (and who doesn't at least want to be, right?) you love the freedom to boldly lean your shoulder into a task that you know with your heart of hearts is the right thing to do.  Everyone's feelings be damned.

That's the way I feel about Gov. Romney's pick of Paul Ryan.  To me, it's Romney saying to the voting public, "You folks justifiably had your reservations regarding my committment to lead from the Right.  I've had to be a politician as Governor of Massachusetts, in the past.  But as President, this country will need an actual leader who's unafraid of getting his nose bloodied.  And the scrapper I'll have backing me up is this guy..."

Watch this video.  Is there anyone out there that makes you punch the air and say "YES!" anymore than Bill Whittle?  I loves me some Afterburner...

On a related note, think about the upcoming election from the businessman's perspective.  Small businessman, that me...

The American spirit is out there poised like a spring.  We're ready to go.  We're ready to spend money and sweat.  We did build that, with our own money and our hard work.  The only shackles we know of (can you hear me Joe Biden?) are those that government devises.

And it is time, right now, to begin owning the recovery.  Any good economic news you hear reported out there, henceforward, is directly attributable to the positive outlook business has for our near future beyond this November.

Again, if you hear a report of Company X is hiring 45 new employees, it's because of their enthusiasm that those corruptocrats are about to be shown the door.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Milton Friedman's Birthday Day Y'all

I think I've posted this video before, but it certainly bears repeating.

Milton Friedman would have been 100 years old today.  I see that William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection has done likewise.

Please send this to anyone you know who thinks ...well, send it to anyone who thinks.  And send it to anyone who doesn't.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jonah Goldberg & How Liberals Cheat In The War of Ideas

I keep stumbling on great videos to share.  So, share I will.

You are a racist or an ideologue or worthy of some other label, if only you fail to subjugate yourself to the greater "common good."  This is the same hogwash that Ayn Rand warned you of: that the collective is somehow superior to the Individual.

You'll find the Liberals' same semantical shell-game in The Little Blue Book.  It's just as it claims, a primer on how to close your mind to rational thought, and succumb to group-think collectivism.

Mike Vanderbeogh reminds us that the best way to defeat them is to first know them.  And TLBB is their user's manual.

As Mike points out, among other things, their book identifies "Four Effects of Extreme Conservatism" as justification for subscribing to Progressivism:

The Effect on Democracy- 
Extreme conservatism inflicts its damage in multiple venues: it chips away at democracy and the Public; it poisons the human spirit; and in the world community, it contributes to human agony and damages both America's standing in the world and America's friendships with other nations. Extreme conservatism is not merely about abortion, the size of government, or gun control. Extreme conservatism is an all-encompassing worldview, and its adherents want to bring into its compass the lives of every citizen. 
The consequence is intransigence, a refusal to compromise, a high level of aggression toward other moral views, and the ambition of total control by the ideology itself. (MBV note: Shucks, and here I just thought we wanted to be left alone by these nanny-state tyrants.) This intransigence showed up in the 2010 House of Representatives, controlled by extreme conservatives, who have refused to compromise with President Obama. Not only does their moral system not allow compromise, but extreme conservatives believe that if this intransigence leads to a nonfunctioning government, so much the better, since that would prove that government doesn't work. And if that leads to a failure to fund ongoing social programs, so much the better, since those programs need to go. 
Extreme conservatism's all-encompassing nature and ambition are usually hidden from view. Much of its work is done in think tanks, which are tasked to come up with strategic initiatives to take control of major areas of public life. . . At the same time, conservative communication experts find language for those initiatives that seems simple and intuitive but hides the major effect of the issue on American democracy and the public . . . Democracy is not just about government; it is about all areas of life: family, religion, education, and business. When extreme strict father values are imposed, extreme conservatism comes to run institutions of all sorts, including the following: 
Family: As we have seen, extreme strict father parenting is often destructive and abusive. Children in such situations, if they do not rebel, often grow up reproducing authoritarian family life and imposing it in other areas of their lives. Women who are natural nurturers may have a hard time speaking up when disagreeing in important matters. 
Religion: Extreme forms of conservative religion, whether Christianity, Judaism, or Islam, have authoritarian organizational structures . . .
Education: Extreme conservatism can occur in the classroom. . . Teaching is spoon-feeding: students are not taught how to think critically or how to think for themselves, but are taught to recite the right answers without questioning the teacher.
Continue beyond the fold to learn more of their presumed justification for opposing your individuality...

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Film By Dinesh D'Souza

Probably not really that big a deal that your messiah was mentored & nurtured by a Soviet Communist.  Right?

Even more disturbing is the possibility that the "father figure" in his autobiography is a "compressed" version of imaginary persons to hide the identity of the real father...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vanderboegh on Lou Dobbs' Show

Programming Alert kids:

Mike Vanderboegh & David Codrea will be on the Lou Dobbs Tonight show, 7PM Eastern this evening, on Fox Business Channel.  They'll be discussing the DC Bar malpractice(?) case against Eric Holder.

Don't get Fox Business Channel?

Demand it!

Seriously, folks.  Fox Business is all the good that is the Fox News network, without hardly any of the Shepard Smith drama-girling (and related nonsensical fluff).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

You Show Me Yours...I'll Show You Mine

Lil Debbie WassermanSchultz-her-face and David (the real Darth Vader) Axelrod have recently been heard bemoaning Mitt Romney's offshore holdings.  The point indirectly (and then more directly by the Obamamedia) asserting that unless he "comes clean" about the amounts and nature of those accounts, nobody can really know what's there or isn't there.

One of the montage of talking heads Hannity played yesterday had the nerve to ask, "if he's not willing to release his past tax filings, what does he have to hide?"

Well, yeah.  That's absolutely right.  Why in the world would anyone want to hide  their own hard-earned money from a rabidly confiscatory evermore-gluttonous federal government?  Sure beats me.

If I'm Mitt Romney and get asked about it, my response would be, "I'll be happy to give you every detail about those accounts...on the two following conditions.

"All the President has to do is rescind his Executive Order over the Fast & Furious documents and cooperate fully with the Congressional investigation, and I will submit every last detail regarding those accounts, when they were opened, and how much is in them.  Furthermore, I'll even give his campaign manager the access codes for the largest of them as soon as Eric Holder is arrested for his role in the facility and ensuing coverup of Fast & Furious."

Quid Pro Quo, assholes.  After all, if he's not willing to release those documents, just as you've all said, what does he have to hide?

Monday, July 2, 2012

John Roberts: Your Slavemaster

To suggest that the Chief Justice is like a plantation owner, might be a stretch.  But the visage of him as Slave-boat Captain is pretty accurate, for he's the one that last Thursday delivered you to your new owners.

Get this straight kids: The Obamacare "law" is the most unlawful monstrosity to ever come out of the legislative process in this country.  Ever.

Every facet of it is meant to expand government's intrusive reach into the lives of individuals.  Its raison d'etre is to facillitate more authority for them, and less independence for you and me.  You are not as free as you were prior to last week.  The concept of Liberty is a thing of the past.  You're no longer a citizen, and that's if you could even call yourself that last Wednesday.

You're a subject.

John Roberts pretends that he has preserved the legislative process, that it isn't/wasn't his responsibility to protect the citizens from the consequences of their bad voting-booth choices.  But the fact of the matter is that, yes, it is his job to do exactly that.

Once you and I cast our vote, we have very little legal recourse until four years hence to hold those electees accountable.  Without safety nets in place, like the US Supreme Court's duty to uphold the Consitution, those elected representatives can pass any self-serving nonsense they choose.  In fact, when it became apparent that we'd trusted the wrong sort of folks in 2010, we did our part by kicking many of them (those enablers of the more-insideous power-mongers) right out of office.

What Roberts did was far worse than simply uphold the Obamacare Law.  He validated it as a tax, and in so doing, validated the notion that the Federal Government has absolute authority to dream up any tax for any behavior or activity or lack thereof.  And for him to do that, regardless of his motivations, he had to turn a blind eye to the Framers' intent.

If you don't believe that, then please tell me: Which of those Founding Fathers would endorse Roberts' written opinion?

We didn't just tell the crooks in Washington DC to get out, back in 2010.  We told everyone involved that we didn't like what they'd foisted on us.  The Harry Reids and Nancy Pelosis and Barry Obamas have pretended to not hear that message.  Obviously, John Roberts isn't listening, either.

Instead of following the Constitution, or heeding the wishes of the people, they've doubled down on their big-government schemes.

And we're forced to likewise double down on our resistance to them...

Join Americans For Prosperity.

As I mentioned above, we have pretty much lost any legal remedy to this legislation, except for perhaps the coming election.  The House & Senate have proven to us that they will gravitate toward whatever improves their power and status.  The President is the most corrupt and inept buffoon we've ever elected.  And the fail-safe backstop to protect this country's people from their government has spinelessly thumbed its nose at us.

The most despicable aspect of this is that Roberts' manipulation of the Constitution (which by the way, isn't his to manipulate), is its newly created precedent for future courts to do likewise!

I heard Rush put it this way: "It's like your neighborhood chief of police held a press conference and stood at the podium and said to you and everyone in your community, 'From now on, I'm going to be working with the bad guys...against YOU.'"

Is there any question that we are now living in a post-Constitutional America?

When your elected representatives feather their own nests, in direct opposition to your clear objections, and the President places himself above the law and due process, and his Justice Department refuses to enforce some laws, stretches the definition of others, files suit against states to support fraudulent voting processes and lies to Congress about a murderous operation, and the Supreme Court, whose basic responsibility is to uphold the US Constitution does just the opposite, ladies and gentlemen, there no longer IS a law of the land.

This upcoming election is likely to be the last one that stands any chance of being a meaningful one.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

What I Said...

...Only much, much better.

"Unrelently evil," he calls them.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Which Is Worse?

Richard Nixon was impeached for his role in covering up the Watergate Hotel break-in.  He may or may not have known about the burglary beforehand, but most certainly knew about efforts to hide the crime afterwards.

The burglary wasn't so much an exercise in thievery, as much as an attempt to spy on the other guys.

Operation Fast & Furious was an attempt by persons in Federal Law Enforcement to facillitate the movement of US-made combat-type firearms into the hands of Mexican drug gangs.  The recurring mistake being presented by some of the few who are reporting on it (Fox News) is the assumption that the operation was "botched".

Nothing was botched, except the schemers' end result.  From the beginning, the scheme was one intended to get American guns into the hands of Mexican criminals (and visibly so) such that common Americans watching their evening news programs might be misled into thinking more legislative "gun control" could perhaps be a thing of necessity.

Just like the Watergate cover-up, Operation Fast & Furious is turning into (as most of us watching objectively always suspected) a case of who knew what and when did they know it.

Again, Watergate was a burglary and a botched burglary at that.  Operation F&F was an illegal (but successful) gun-smuggling scheme, designed to ultimately cast American firearms in a negative light.  Two federal agents, Border Patroller Brian Terry and Immigrations/Customs Agent Jamie Zapata were murdered as a direct result of this crime.

US Attorney General Eric Holder first claimed ignorance (under oath) of the Operation, then later recanted his testimony after evidence was presented disproving his claim.  He's repeatedly stonewalled the Congressional investigation, and "changed" his testimony at least once again.  Demands from Congressman Darrell Issa for documents related to the case have been refused.  It's easy to believe that Holder, not only knew intimately about the Operation, but that he likely orchestrated it from conception.

And with Obama now granting Executive Privilege status over those same documents, shielding them from rightful Congressional scrutiny, can't the exact thing be also said of him?  That is, is there any reason to believe that Obama didn't at least know of the cover-up, and perhaps even originally complicit in the conception and implementation of the scheme?  Does the objectives of the Operation not fit with Obama's ideology, and those of his radical friends?  How blindly devoted to him would you have to be to make the leap of faith that he's above such treachery?

A Democrat Congressman named Maloney said, according to this article by Katie Pavlich in Town Hall, that “I am offended, personally, that you would call the Attorney General a liar”.

Well, Mr. Maloney, I am likewise offended, personally, that you have the audacity to pretend that admitting a lie is the same thing as being honest.  If you lie to me and submit that lie as the truth until I prove you're a liar, and you then recant your earlier lie, there are no longer any mathematics that support your contention of being honest about anything.

And the same goes doubly for those enablers and protectors of your lies.  If you are unwilling or unable to point an accusatory finger at Holder and Obama, then you are as culpable in the deaths of those Agents, Terry & Zapata, as those that pulled the triggers.

Furthermore, your culpability includes those deaths of hundreds (hundreds!) of bystanding Mexican citizens.

Impeachment procedings should commence forthwith.

Reference also for vital/recommended reading:

Sipsey Street Irregulars (ALL of the truth and background dirt pertaining to Fast & Furious, Holder, Boehner, et al).  Vanderboegh is THE authority or F&F.

Yesterday, I was out on a job and had a member of the Contracting team showing me pictures of his very impressive gun collection: scores of pistols, self-defense shotguns, assault/combat arms, etc...  This 30-year-old or so guy had retired from State Law Enforcement (and Federal Task Force teamwork) to help with the family business.  I asked him what he thought, as a retired LEO and certified gun advocate, about the Fast & Furious scandal.

He had not even heard of it.

I told him if he's getting any news of his world at all, he's listening to the wrong folks.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Showboat

Just getting around to posting this, but a few weeks ago, Sherry and I toured the USS North Carolina.  And here are some pix of the boat known affectionately during WWII as "The Showboat."

There was a Coast Guard plane passing nearby...

Acting as her "spotter", I helped Sherry scare him away...

I remember visiting the Memorial as a wee lad, but didn't remember the float planes (Note plane in background racing for cover after Sherry riddled his fuselage with bullets)...

Please continue to more pix and video beyond the fold...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spike This

Listen through to Scott Ott's closing statement, and you'll get the 1-year anniversary speech that should have been. Or, I could say WOULD have been if the Obfuscator-In-Chief had even the faintest idea of how to be a Commander.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

From The Densest Of These

I used to listen to Boortz frequently, and I even had a link to his program in the sidebar of this Blog for a while.  And I had a fairly high regard for his opinions, for the most part.  But, he alienated me a few years ago when I heard him suggest that gays are "born that way."  And not only did he adhere strictly to that notion, but he also made it clear that he felt anyone who didn't subscribe to that nonsense was a bigot of the highest order.

Well, I do not subscribe to that idiocy, and so just tuned him thenceforward, out.

This morning, after reading the results of yesterday's voting in the Old North State (happily, I might add), I caught a brief blurb by the self-proclaimed "talkmaster" that he equated those who voted FOR the North Carolina Constitutional Amendment defining the State's only recognition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, with an endorsement of Obama.  I didn't hear the prelude to what he said, but he reiterated that those hicks in North Carolina that have voted against homosexuals are somehow simultaneously endorsing Obama.

I might have stuck around after his commercial break to see how he twisted that into something resembling actual logic, but thought better of the idea when he said, "My God, you people are dense!"

Call me colloquial if you like, but dense?  You've got some nerve there, foureyes.

North Carolinians voted to A) embrace Federalism, B) de-fang activist judges, and C) thumb their noses at the Occupier-In-Chief's presumed influence on American culture.  Yes, we knew he'd be pandering to that segment of his base in short order.

Methinks it isn't my density that is at issue, but your personal agenda.  There are those of us who realize that the whole point of the "gay rights" crusade is only an attempt to legitimize their perversions.

I agree with at least one of my fellow NC bloggers who said that the State can not tell him (or you or me) who we can marry, and that if he (or you, but not me) wants to marry a goat, or a person of the same sex, or an imaginary friend, it's nobody else's business in the whole wide world.

But asking (or insisting) that I recognize that union as somehow equated to marriage as I would define it?  Uh, no.

I quietly supported the Amendment and encouraged those who I care about to do likewise.  Not to shoo the faggots to those places where they're more welcome (New York & California come to mind), although that's a welcome side-effect, but more to be on the right side of a law well-written.  I don't want more laws, and North Carolina already had a "gay marriage ban" on the books, but this was an opportunity to say "This is how we'll define it" in defiance to the creeping perversion that Boortz doesn't seem to mind.  Or perhaps, that he prefers.

Yes, it's a black day in the Tar Heel State for queers, and not the smallest coincidence for their bedfellows, also.

In unrelated burps, and no particular order...

I thought it particularly entertaining that a current federal inmate and convicted felon got more support on the Democrat ballot in West Virginia than did the Corruptocrat-In-Chief.

Idea for a bumper sticker...TRAYVON MARTIN: DEAD CRIMINAL

George Zimmerman: Non-victim, would be another good one.

How about the mug on this guy, known as Bandit?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What If?

What if someone wrote an essay that contained only "what if" questions?  What if Judge Andrew Napolitano wasn't there to ask those tough questions?

What if your government, right this second, has less regard for your Liberty than King George had for that of those pesky Colonists 240-odd years ago?

What if you and I were afraid to speak the answers to those questions?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


So sorry it's been such a long time between posties.  Can't believe I've contributed nothing to the blogosphere for an entire month.  Here's something Les sent me...

I miss Paul Harvey.  Hope I'm not alone.

For those among us who would maybe say, "Someone should have warned us about those things that were gnawing away at the fabric of our society...", Mr. Harvey warned you 40+ years ago.  And he just did so again.

Friday, March 2, 2012

"Not Only Are Conservatives More Patriotic..."

My new favorite quote comes from John Hawkins:

"most American liberals 'love' America in about the same way a wife-beater loves his wife."

20 Obvious Truths That Will Shock Liberals

Thursday, March 1, 2012

RIP Mr. Breitbart

I was about to shut of the background television and leave, but caught the ticker news scrolling across the bottom.  Andrew Breitbart helped make second-guessing big media in the blogosphere a much-less lonely and haphazard endeavor.

I went to Big Government to find the unwelcome confirmation.

May God embrace you, Andrew.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I Been Ever Where Man

Everywhere that is.

Had to go to Flarda for some Train-ing, and had some vittles at a place.  Flarda is very hot.  Don't believe me?

Then, I drove very nervously through Georgia.  Why was I nervous?

Because there are signs everywhere that tell you "Seatbelts Must Be Worn" and I figgered mine looked too new.  My advice to you, if you're travelling to Georgia, scuff up your seatbelts before you leave so you won't be in violation.

Wonder what the penalty is for having "too-new" seatbelts.

In Sow Care-line, there's also signs that warn you of "Reduced Speed Ahead".  How can they know?

Mysteries of the universe.

Also in SC, if you look hard enough (or if you just happen to be hangin a turkey-neck in the right spot), you might see some Cypress Knees.  I'd never heard of them.  This is what they look like.

If you're a developer, you might not like seeing these things on the property you've invested in, because their presence almost certainly means there's a cypress tree nearby.  And cypress trees are a tree-hugger's wet dream, because the presence of cypress tree's define (at least in part, or so I'm told) an area as a wetland.

Damn tree-huggers.

I'm getting back on the road this aft'noon.  I'm gonna be hammer-down and boiling out some black diesel pollution into your otherwise pristine environment whilst listening to some mighty good pickin and sangin...

That Eddy sure could play.

If you see my "NOBAMA" sticker, flip me the one-finger salute.  I don't mind offending a good number of you folks.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mortui Vivos Docent

I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Mike Vanderboegh speak at Guilford Courthouse a few years ago.  And, although I haven't linked to his essays often, I read as much of his work as I can.  As should we all.

He remains the standardbearing voice of Patriotism for those who won't be cowed, coerced, or coddled by the nanny state.

"My problem is that I have seen with my own eyes too much. I no longer trust. I can no longer be patient. For we who have trusted and been patient in our previous searches for federal justice have always been betrayed by the same people who claimed to be determined to "get to the bottom of it."

If my long education in bi-partisan perfidy in the cover-up of federal murder and mass murder has made me impatient, abrasive, untrusting and cynical, I make no apology. If we do see a complete and honest investigation of the Gunwalker Conspiracy, it would be a triumph of faint hope over jaded experience.

But that's not the way to bet."

Well said, Mike.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I'm all for the prolonged Primary season, and concur with Rick Santorum's characterization (yeah, I've been doing more and more of that) that at its best, the process is one of steel sharpening steel.  But I cringe when I hear leftist rhetoric coming out of Republican mouths.

These guys are at their best when they each remain focused on the real target, and lose votes for themselves (and their Party) when they take cheap shots at each other.

Cases in point: Newt's assault on Bain Capital (with Santorum chiming in), and Mitt's "Nancy Pelosi might have something (on Newt) there..."  I'm paraphrasing.

Romney missed a perfect opportunity to say, "You know what folks?  It'll be a cold day in hell before I go hanging my campaign hat on anything that slug (Pelosi) has to say."

Ann Coulter likes Mitt.  Thomas Sowell (who Miss Coulter reveres) leans toward Newt.  Chris Christie loves Mitt, but Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin prefer Newt.  I still like Herman, but I think America's chances are pretty good against Obama with Rick or Mitt or Newt.

I think Rick Santorum should have demanded John King apologize to Newt, and stolen some of the standing ovation.

You want some steel?  Check out my guy...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Key Word: Unlawfully

You are hereby presented with a choice.  You can go read Ann Coulter's essay on the difference between firing service-providers in the real world and the prospect of firing guvmint workers in the not-real world:

"Obamacare, you will recall, will be administered by the same people who run the Department of Motor Vehicles. They will operate under the same self-paced, self-evaluated work rules that have made government offices the envy of efficiency specialists everywhere.

And no one will be able to fire them -- unless they're caught doing something truly vile and criminal, such as stealing from patients in nursing homes.

Oops, I take that back: Government employees who rob the elderly also can't be fired.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that, after a spate of burglaries at a veterans hospital in California several years ago, authorities set up video cameras to catch the perpetrators. In short order, nurse's aide Linda Riccitelli was videotaped sneaking into the room of 93-year-old Raymond Germain as he slept, sticking her hand into his dresser drawer and stealing the bait money that had been left there.

Riccitelli was fired and a burglary prosecution initiated. A few years later, the California Personnel Board rescinded her firing and awarded her three-years back pay. The board dismissed the videotape of Riccitelli stealing the money as "circumstantial." (The criminal prosecution was also dropped after Germain died.)"

CONTINUE to TownHalldotcom....

Or, you can watch this public-service video.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Piss On The Taliban

If a United States Marine wants to make water on a dead Talibaner, the family of said Talibaner should thank the Marine.  These Afghan fighters are enemies of the Marines.  But, (and correct me if I'm wrong here) I don't believe they have the gumption to even wear a uniform, choosing instead to blend in as pretended civilians so as to ambush Marines and other US Soldiers.

Hillary Clinton has the audacity to be offended at a video of Marines urinating on room-temperature bad-guys.

Fuck you, Hillary.

Where's your righteous indignation regarding Eric Holder's DOJ culpability in the death of US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, vis-a-vis the Fast & Furious gunwalker scandal?

And if anyone accepts the very small leap that the Obama administration (including Mz Clinton), all the way to the top, bears complicity in Fast & Furious (which I, for one, do), it isn't too implausible that they played a hand in this mess.  I firmly believe the Clintons are absolutely capable of orchestrating the whole episode.

Really?  Marines just happened to be filming themselves taking a piss on the enemy?  I'm not too surprised (or even disappointed they did it, if they in fact did); I'm just shocked they'd be dumb enough to both A) film the event, and B) get busted for it.  It's much easier to believe they aren't even Marines, but actually a few misplaced Bradley Mannings.

And we hear that this may gum up the planned talks (as in "negotiations"?) with the Talibaners?  What, for the love of Pete, do Americans have to discuss with these guys that some well-placed water-boarding can't effect?

Friday, January 6, 2012

America vs. Obama

I enjoyed the Iowa Caucus, and even the results, because I wasn't looking at it as "I really want this guy to win" or "I really want this guy eliminated," as much as I felt like any of them would be an infinitely better leader that the pathetic excuse currently occupying the White House.

Would that that headline were so, it'd be a relatively easy fight.  And make no mistake, that's exactly the nuts and bolts of this coming election: Obama wins and America dies.  End of story.

But the headline isn't true, or at least it isn't complete.  More accurately, it should read: America vs. Obama and His Fawning Media.  Because with only a modicum of objectivity, Big Media would be all over the combined malfeasance and ineptitude of this administration.

Fred Barnes, in The Weekly Standard, says there will be six more televised debates by the end of January.  Add four more by the end of March, already scheduled.  In order, those debates come courtesy of ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, NBC, CNN, CNN, CNN, NBC, and PBS.


With the obvious possible exception of Fox News, don't you honestly expect the moderators' questions to be geared toward emphasizing the individual faults of the candidates, and stirring the slightest antipathy between them, rather than any of their comparitive strengths vs Obama?  The only way their candidate (The One) stands a chance is if they continue promoting his narrative.  That is, they'll ask questions that paint the candidates (and GOP) in the worst possible light in order to avoid any light at all hitting their guy.

Here's a list of ten questions I wish they'd ask (or I would ask, given the opportunity):

Let's go straight down the line with 10 seconds for each candidate.  Off the top of your head, if you count being Senator of Illinois as one, and President as the other, how many MORE jobs have you actually had in your lifetime than Obama's two?

Which do you think is a more egregious offense, experimentally implementing Romneycare as a trial balloon solution in a very liberal state or forcing Obabamamacare down the throats of the entire nation, in spite of its heated opposition?

Follow-up question, show of hands...Which of you would, immediately upon being sworn in, grant waivers regarding Obamacare to all 50 states and begin working toward repealing it completely?

How many rounds of golf did you play last year, while you should/could have been working?  Alternative question, how much vacation travel did you and your family enjoy last year at the expense of the American people?

If you and a Marine and Nancy Pelosi were all getting on an elevator, how many of you would still be standing when the elevator doors opened?

Could you envision your home congregation inviting the "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright to deliver a guest sermon?

If Bill Ayers, George Soros, Cass Sundstein and Michelle Obama were all swept away in a flood, but you could save only one of them, would you A) order a pizza, or B) go to a movie?

Obama once said he'd convened a panel of experts to determine "whose ass to kick."  What odds would you give each of your fellow candidates in a bare-knuckle match versus Obama?  What odds would you give yourself?

Would you be in favor of waterboarding Eric Holder?

Pick any of the following and tell whether they would endorse you or Obama:
     *Bin Laden
     *George Washington
     *Martin Luther King, Jr.
     *Josef Stalin
     *Adolph Hitler
     *John Wayne
     *Kim Jong Il
     *Flight 93 passenger Tom Burnett, Jr
     *Milton Friedman
     *King Solomon
     *King Leonidas
If asked to moderate any of those planned debates, I'll gladly see about moving some things around to make it happen.  It'd be the best debate evah!

What question would you ask?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Not Too Late

For a worthwhile New Years resolution.  You're probably a wonderful person, just as you are, even if you eat too many procrastinations, drink too many cigarettes, or smoke too much caffeine.


We hereby recognize that the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama has been a disaster. The corruption, incompetence and lack of experience demonstrated by the President, his advisers and allies in the U.S. Congress and the American news media have made Americans worse off economically and have damaged our alliances around the world and placed us at a disadvantage in relation to our enemies.

Four more years of this failed, corrupt and recklessly radical presidency would impart lasting and irreparable damage on the fabric of this country and expose us to further economic decline and dangers from overseas.

Therefore, we hereby resolve...

Additionally, you can resolve to read more at Mike's America, Hillbilly White Trash, and On Motivation & Chocolate, any of which will make you feel smarter than a Holiday Inn Express.

NOTE: One caveat I had to Mike's Resolution is that if Kooky Ron gets the nomination, I'll support a scheme to launch a third party and camp out on Chris Christie's lawn until he agrees to run.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

An Even Better Film

There was one thing, however...

The one good thing to come from these past three years is the confirmation that the worst and most sinister enemies of America will come, not from abroad, but from within.  And that they won't actually look like wolves, but will be dressed in warm, disarming smiles accompanied by soothing and gentle voices.

Tip o' the cap to From the Barrel...blogging excellence in Durham.