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.