Saturday, January 24, 2009

Go, Pope Benedict, Go

Two news items from the Vatican criticizing Obama for his anti-Life executive orders.

My prayer is the Vatican keeps up the good work and keeps up the pressure.

But not Reagan just published the job approval ratings for the new administration's first week and then listed other recent president's ratings, except Reagan's.

I wonder why not?

Destroy All Small Businesses

Thanks to stupid regulations and tax increases, the new administration is looking to destroy American small businesses which are the hothouses of economic growth. What is first produced at the small business level can grow into the next Ford Corporation, McDonald's, or Microsoft.

They all started small in the beginning.

But liberals and democrats are actively throwing stones through the hothouse windows in order to eliminate their big corporation's competition and keep those big corporate donations flowing into their political action committees.

If conservatives and republicans don't start growing spines and stopping them, these regulations and tax increases on the very foundation of America's economic success will eventually ruin this country.

Friday, January 23, 2009

UnFairness Doctrine

Based on the evasive answers Mr. Holder gave during his confirmation hearing, it is becoming increasingly clear that this administration is considering reviving the unconstitional Fairness Doctrine in order to suppress conservative media outlets.

I mean seriously, the last time I read such slippery language, it was one of Bill Clinton's about Monica.

Again, write your Senator and Representative and tell them to vote NO on the Fairness Doctrine. Waiting for the Supreme Court to reaffirm that it is suppression of free speech may take so long as to do real damage to the conservative message.

Inaugural Music Faked

Yo-Yo and Perlman did a milli vanilli during the inaugeration.

You know, I was wondering if the intense cold was an omen. Then I was wondering if the flubbed oath was an omen. Now fake music.

Are these all omens? And by omens, I simply mean predictive indicators of what our leadership will be like for the next four years....

Cold, Mistaken, and Faked.

(Yes, I know this is a completely faciuous post - I don't care. It felt good.)

Make a rule, break a rule

No lobbyists in my administration, except for these two. That's all he needs.

That's what the White House announced and I'm sure it will continue like that seen from Steve Martin's The Jerk.

"All I need is this lobbyist and that's it. This lobbyist and this lobbyist and that felon. That's all I need."

Loving GayPatriot

GayPatriot has a post pointing out that they get far more hate mail from the "liberal" left than the conservative right to the tune of 19 to 1.

So how come the GOP is the party of hate? Go figure.

Thanks GayPatriot just for being you.

Shut Up, I Answered

Apparently, Obama doesn't like facing real questions.

Read and watch.

Lying Cheats are Okay

Only if they are Democrats.

Jonah Goldberg has an intelligent post on NRO today about the hypocrisy of the Left - comparing the tax judgements of Mr. Geithner and Joe-the-Plumber.

It boils down to a conservative private citizen who has an unknown tax problem and liberals treat him like an immoral fiend. Yet when a liberal wants to run the IRS has a major and known tax problem, then his liberal-ness makes him fit for financial office.

Jonah ends the article with...
I thought the Democrats believed the financial implosion was caused by arrogant and greedy men who thought the rules didn’t apply to them because they were so important. I guess they didn’t mean it.

Of course, they meant it, Jonah. These Democrats/Liberals know full well that the financial implosion was caused by arrogant and greedy men who thought the rules didn't apply to them because they were so important because they ARE the arrogant greedy, "too important" men who caused the financial implosion and believe the rules don't apply to them.

And they are willing and enabled by the media to shift the blame elsewhere.

The democrat's position is not really that of hypocrisy as much as it is a cynical, outrageous, and sociopathic disregard for ethics, responsibility, truth and honesty.

That's all.

Idiot Celebrities to Name and Shame

Watch this video so you know which celebrities to avoid since they obviously drank the Obama Kool-Aid.

MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge

So creepy! So pathetic! So stupid.

How is pleding to do things like turning off your lights some how supporting The One? And this, "I pledge to be of service to Barak Obama." What the hell?!?

"Integrate into my head what I already know in my heart" - I am throwing up in my mouth a little right now.


Hat tip: Gormogons and Mr. Goldberg

Another Oscar Yawn

The Oscar nominations are out and yet again, I have only seen a tiny fraction of a handful of these films.

Granted we don't have a lot of money and by the time we've bought the tickets, grabbed some popcorn, and paid the babysitter, we've spent nearly $100. So we only go to the HUGE blockbusters - why spend that kinda money on something we can watch at home. Iron Man and The Dark Knight should be on the big screen in surround sound. I'll rent Frost/Nixon from Netflicks, thank you very much.

The only films I can legitamitely hope get Oscars are:
The Dark Knight
Tropic Thunder
Iron Man
Kung-Fu Panda
Hellboy II - The Golden Army

Clearly, we are more of the fanboy/girl, scifi, comedy, animation types than serious drama. I did my time as an "Art House Nazi" and only when I saw my umpteenth subtitled film about the same dreary themes of death/sex/bougouisie-are-evil that I realized how very useless and idiotic they ALL are.

Now I'd rather laugh and fantasize than view "reality" through nearly any hollywood lens.

I can't believe I read the whole thing

Iowahawk over at has published a briliant epic called "The Idiossey"

Read it. It is wonderful!

British Cowards

My husband's post on NRO - The Corner

Britain to Follow Netherlands Soon?
In an astonishing display of cowardice and contempt for freedom of expression, the London School of Economics has banned the tastefully-named Douglas Murray from chairing a debate on Islam tonight, citing "security concerns." Douglas, no relation, runs the Centre for Social Cohesion in London (a much better group than its name might suggest). Alex Singleton and Damian Thompson have more.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

Thank you Mr. Goldberg.

How Safety Kills Little Business

The obscene new safety regulations about to become the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act will destroy small businesses across the country.

Write your Congressional representatives and tell them to stop this nonsense. This is the Precautionary Principle run amok.

It is wrong. It will damage small businesses in the middle of an economic crisis. And it dampens entrepenural business development with no net benefit ever.

Named For Fame

Just as we should name and shame those who support leftwing nonsense, we should name for fame those who stand up to folly.

In this instance, Senators Grassley, Kyl, Bunning, Roberts, and Enzi voted against the Geithner nomination for Secretary of the Treasury.

Keep up the good work Senators, your fight for integrity is much appreciated.

On the Anniversary of Roe

Hat tip to Jonah Goldberg and Ross Douthat...

I'd love to be snarky but..

The presidential oath had to be re-administered out of an "abundance of caution" and while I'd love to be snarky about it (President Biden- ARRRGH), I really can't since my husband and I have gone through four marriage ceremonies to each other in the past ten years.

Three in the first 15 months of our marriage. Long story.

Any way, my only problem with the second go round was no Bible. That just doesn't seem right.

As for my husband and me, we're shooting for a fifth wedding ceremony for our 15th Anniversary - in Vegas, baby 'cause a girl just ain't married until she's married by an Elvis impersonator.

When Real Life Intrudes

One of the "fun" things about Liberal thinking and government policy is its complete and utter grounding in fantasyland.

Seriously, over at, someone's complaining that Democrats had VIP rooms at the pre-inaugeration parties! Astonishing.

It is this complete and utter lack of self-awareness that I either find amusing or infuriating.

Liberalism, socialism, fascism, communism, totalitarianism. In that sliding scale to the Left, one finds increasingly entrenched elitism. Basically, the further Left you go, the harder it is to break into the elite circles.

At least with conservatives and capitalism, everyone has a chance to become elite. You have to go so far right you bump into monarchies to start creating unbreakable elite circles, but even those folks let in the odd commoner now and again.

Seriously, do Lefties ever open a history book or read what conservatives say about them with the barest sliver of an open mind?

Politicians Abused Bailout Money is shocked, shocked by the...
Shocking news that federal bailout dollars were channeled, in part, according to the preferences of such notables as Rep. Barney Frank.

Bankers, regulators and politicians complain of a secretive and opaque process for deciding which banks get cash and which don't. The goal of aiding only banks healthy enough to lend -- laid out by the Treasury when the program began -- clearly seems to have shifted, but in a way that's hard to pin down and that the Treasury has declined to explain. Part of the problem is that some powerful politicians have used their leverage to try to direct federal millions toward banks in their home states.

"It's totally arbitrary," says South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. "If you've got the right lobbyist and the right representative connected to Washington or the right ties to Washington, you get the golden tap on the shoulder," says Gov. Sanford, a Republican.

Several Ohio banks received funds after Ohio's congressional delegation complained bitterly about the treatment of Cleveland-based National City Corp., which regulators forced into a merger rather than provide with cash. And in Alabama, the state's top banking official says a windfall there -- five banks are slated to receive funds -- is testament to the influence of two powerful Alabama lawmakers who sit on key congressional committees.

Faux Warming

My husband's post at NRO....

Restoring Science to Its Rightful Place [Iain Murray]

How convenient that just after the inauguration, we discover that Antarctica has been warming after all? Or has it? How did the climate scientists discover this? Well, they literally made the data up (in scientific terms "used satellite data and mathematical formulas to fill in missing information"). As noted global warming alarmist, Kevin Trenberth, says of this study, "I have to say I remain somewhat skeptical. It is hard to make data where none exist." Moreover, even if Antarctica has been warming since the 1950s—and there is no way to know for sure—this study shows it has been cooling since the 1990s.

More on this from Chris Horner over on Planet Gore, Marc Morano at the Senate EPW minority staff, and Roger Pielke Jr., who notes how just about anything is "consistent with" global warming.

Loyal Opposition

The as-always terrific Ken Blackwell has a post describing how conservatives core values can be maintained during this administration over at

Understanding the Financial Crisis

City Journal (a VERY good publication) has published a long, intelligent, and very understandable article on the current credit crunch, how it happened, when it has happened before, and what to do about it.

Readable and invaluable, this should be a must read for anyone even the slightest bit curious as to what exactly is happening to our country's finances.

Some Hope

Michael J. New offers hope to those who wish to preserve life. Keep up the good work and remain Happy Warriors in your fight!

Liberal Bias Example #59874561237

Bryon York on NRO this morning published this post below on liberal bias in the press. Pass it around because none of the big papers will ever own up unless we pressure them into it!

In 2001, during the confirmation of John Ashcroft to be attorney general, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee forced a one-week delay in the committee's vote on Ashcroft, saying there had not been enough time to answer all the questions about the nomination. On January 24, 2001, the Washington Post reported the story under the following headline:

Vote On Ashcroft Is Delayed A Week; Democrats Cite Need for More Review

Yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee did precisely the same thing for the nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general. Today, the Washington Post is reporting the story under the following headline:

Republicans Obstruct Holder's Path to Justice Department

I don't care if a publication has a bias. I just want them to admit it. Let's keep these examples circling the internet until these joker's fess up to their bias. Until they do, they control the arguement and I am sick and tired of that.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Either Lying or An Idiot

Andrew C. McCarthy's article at NRO, "Unpardonable" is a scathing look at Eric Holden's relationship with Marc Rich and that any claims that Holden was unaware of Rich's background is an out-and-out lie.

This combined with Clinton's foreign donation headaches and Geithner's tax evasions, means there are at least three scandals swirling around this new administration and it hasn't even been 48 hours yet.

Either these people are lying or are idiots - I'm so glad we're all full of hope and change now.

Graceful Exit

GayPatriot is right, I also bet this didn't happen after Bush left the White House.

To Don't List

Andy Levy over at has constructed an outstanding "Don't" list for conservatives. Couldn't find a point to disagree with. I would add, "Don't let liberals bully you when you calmly and rationally give your point of view." but that's just a quibble.


My husband's take on the special relationship.

It does anger me that the first phone calls were to leaders in the middle east rather than longtime allies in the west, particularly Britain. Friends first, d'uh.

Fight FOCA

The new administration has suspended some regulations of Bush's for review. One regulation that should be kept in place is "prohibiting medical facilities from receiving federal money for discriminating against doctors and nurses who refuse to assist with abortions or dispense contraceptives based on religious grounds."

Why should a medical facility get federal money after discriminating against medical professionals who are also conscientious objectors to abortions? I don't think people should be allowed to refuse to dispense contraceptives but I think any doctor or nurse has the right to refuse to murder an unborn child.

Is this another step towards FOCA? Write your Congressional representatives today and tell them FOCA goes too far!

UPDATE - another good read from NRO Contributor

Same Old Cheese

Daily Show links Obama and Bush. Basically, they are saying this is the same cheesy rhetoric just melted over a different plate of food.

Sorry I can't embed.


Interesting Take

Mike McWhorter is always an interesting read and his editorial over at on black bourgeoisie is a lovely and hopeful self-examination.

Tracking Liberal Bias

This is going into my blog roll. What a convenience to have a one-stop website for all the mainstream media's biased reporting.

Super convenient and cool.

El Neuvo York Times

Terrific. Now the New York Times, our so-called paper of record - is owned by a foreign national. A Mexican billionaire with an agenda.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Excellent Point

A very excellent point about the Bush Presidency over at Ed

Daddy Knows Best

My husband's rebuttal to the inaugural speech.

Olbermann Is A Dingus

Gotta love that combination of willful ignorance and blatant bias. I especially love his inability to think it perfectly reasonable to prefer private sector employment over government beaurocrats.

What a dingus!

Wonderful Mr. Blackwell

In his New York Post editoral, Mr. Blackwell (hopefully our next RNC Chairman) wrote of his grandmother's wisdom (and Dr. King):
My grandmother helped shape my worldview. She used to tell my brother and me, "We're sending you out into the world. You're going to meet four types of people - hold-outs, sold-outs, drop-outs and all-outs."

The hold-outs, she said, are the self-doubters - they always have low expectations. The sold-outs would rather exploit humanity than enhance it. The drop-outs don't understand that the human condition, the human struggle, is sometimes painful. They don't understand that you have to go through the thunder and the lightning and the clouds and the overcast days to reach the sunshine. So they find an escape, whether it's alcoholism, drug addiction or watching soap operas all day.

The all-outs, she said, are just ordinary folk who give you 100 percent. They're not sprinters, but long-distance runners.

Obama - the president we inaugurate today - is a testimony to all the ordinary long-distance runners in America's 232-year history.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Classier than the Clintons

The White House was left in disarray when the Clintons left it to make from for the Bushes.

The reverse is becoming true when the Bushes leave the White House, taking with them only a few treasured items, all their personal possessions. Any gifts they received may go to the Bush Presidential Library but not to them.

Shocker - Liberal Politicians Are Hypocrites

Didn't we know this already?

From the DC Examiner.

Glamour and Tuskegee Airmen

Over at DeepGlamour, there is a lovely post - complete with slideshow link - on the glamour of the Tuskegee Airmen.

As you know, I am a fan of them as well and urge you to take a look at a worthy post.

Another Obama Appointee with Unsavory History

According to Bryon York over at NRO, Greg Craig has a long history of defending people who actively hate America.

Now, after advising the Obama campaign, Craig is being tapped for White House counsel. This appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation so Craig's somewhat unsavory past associations will not receive the exposure they deserve.

Doesn't that seem par for the course, with all things Obama?

Read the whole thing.

Thank Canada

Canada refused to allow William Ayers into their country.


Inaugural Quote

Who said this...

“It is time to reawaken this industrial giant. . . . And as we renew ourselves here in our own land, we will be seen as having greater strength throughout the world. We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom.”

“We are not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope...
“Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors... We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free.”

Ronald Reagan - first inaugral address

Psalm 139

"You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will thank you because I am marvelously made; your works are wonderful, and I know it well. My body was not hidden from you, while I was being made in secret . . ."

Fight FOCA

"Like My Sister"

President Bush and Laura had dinner with Secretary of State Rice last night.

He recently described her "as “like my sister".

It is worth pointing out that this President has appointed two African-Americans as Secretary of State, Mr. Powell and Ms. Rice. Both, I believe, historic firsts.

These Secretaries of State have been the international face of the United States of America for the past eight years. And President Bush has done more for Africa itself than any other president in history.

Many may disagree with this administration, many hated this administration but on the eve of its end, I believe conservatives can find many reasons to be proud of this administration as well.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Prediction

The Great Man predicted that an African-American would be President in 40 years or less. He is five years off which as far as political predictions go is nearly pinpoint accurate.

The BBC published a rare video clip of Dr. King's interview where he stated this.

In honor of the day, it is here.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shaky Ground

The claim of links to Hamas seems to be on shaky ground here in this article from the International Herald Tribune, but given Obama's tendancy to befriend the unsavory, it just seems like another link in the chain.

A Muslim scholar chosen to speak at President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural prayer service Wednesday is the leader of a group that federal prosecutors say has ties to terrorists.

Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, is one of many religious leaders scheduled to speak at the prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral.

If she really does have links, then why haven't prosecutors filed their "documentary evidence".

Not sure what to make of this.

Flea Bitten Terrorists

At last, proof that al-Qaeda terrorists are flea-bitten dogs. Apparently, the Black Plague has descended upon a North African al-Qaeda training camp.

I like to think of it more like God's terrible judgement on all those who would murder innocents.

But then again, I'm a romantic that way.

Hansen and his puppets

The Guardian fell for ole Jim Hansen's sky-is-falling climate warnings again with an article under this headline, "President has four years to save the earth".

Well, I guess he better act fast then. Whatever.

Hansen, who famously claimed the Bush administration tried to silence him, has never shut up and looked out the window to see what the climate is actually doing. And in the middle of a huge cold snap, he publishes warnings about ice caps melting (!?!) and the weather changing.

Yup, that's right folks, the weather is changing. Shocking.

Thank goodness we have The One to save us. But to be honest, I'd rather be saved from hearing from Hansen ever again.

Check is in the mail

Will it be an "honest mistake" when I tell the IRS to look in the mailbox for my check?

I am beginning to suspect that the Mainstream Media, growing aware of its long, slow demise as the disseminators of news, has been frightened into trying harder and harder to control the public's access to knowledge.

Basically the Internet and bloggers are winning the "prove it" war and MSM doesn't like that.

So MSM are willing to practice every level of deception and spinning to promote their liberal agendas than publish the truth and let the reader decide.

If extreme environmentalism has become a secular religion complete with its own Litany, then so too can the Mainstream Media. And Obama seems to be their personal god - if he fails, he will take down with him MSM's webs of deceit.

A failed presidency will deeply hurt this country but MSM's actions are destroying it.

The Peril of Universal Healthcare

It is easy to forget that taxes are OUR MONEY.

It is easy to forget that big business is OUR BUSINESS. (Large or small, businesses are basically a collection of people working towards a successful goal.)

And it is easy to forget that "healthcare" is OUR DOCTOR.

That's right. Your doctor is either a small business (independent practice) or part of a large business (hospital).

Your pharmacy could be small or part of a large chain but it is still a business.

The manufacturers of your drugs is a large business. The manufacturers of medical equipment and supplies are small and large businesses.

Your insurance is part of a huge industry.

Many Americans on both the right and left are concerned about the bailouts and virtual nationalization of industries and financial institutions. These huge, too-big-to-fail endeavours are gobbling up our taxes.

Do you want the United States Government to nationalize healthcare by taking it "universal" and make your doctor a government worker?

Universal Healthcare is a failed idea. Look at Great Britain. Look at Canada. Look at Hawaii, Massachusetts, California. All have experimented with some form of universal healthcare and it has been a failure.

Large failures.

America's healthcare system is huge, complex and covers vast geography and a huge demographic. It has problem areas that must be addressed but a wholesale change is uncalled for, unwarranted, and certain to end in failure.

I intend to write more comprehensively about this issue, I just wanted to get this said - Univeral Healthcare nationalizes our healthcare providers turning them into government workers rather than independent doctors and business

Just what the doctor ordered

Dr. Helen has a good prescription for those who call Wall Streeters "greedy", think and say thank you.

Everyday Heros

Nice little piece in the Boston Herald about everyday American heros from Captain Sully on down.

Beating Up The Little Guy

Walter Olson over at Forbes has written this incredible editorial about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and its "unintended consequences".

This legislation would have an overwhelmingly negative impact on all small businesses (which is why large business love it because it elimates potential competition) by forcing them to perform safety tests on every single facet of all their products.

Read the editorial and marvel at this outright beating-to-a-pulp of the little guy. Truly regulation run amok.


I am no anti-abortion person, nor am I necessarily pro-Choice but FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act) is evil.

Too strong a word?

Would you allow a woman who is 9 months pregnant with a healthy baby abort her child the day before the baby's due date? FOCA would.

Would you remove the safety and health regulations that keep abortion clinics clean and sanitary? FOCA would.

Would you allow partial-birth abortions on still living fetuses? FOCA would.

If a physician, nurse or Hospital conscientiously objects to abortion, would you force them to perform abortions? FOCA would.

Would you refuse a medical student their degree if they refused to peform an abortion? FOCA would.

Would you allow your minor child to have an abortion without your knowledge? FOCA would.

Would you pay taxes to fund unlimited and limitless abortion? FOCA would force you to.

Don't believe me.

Read for yourself here, here, here, and especially, here.

What is the Practical Impact of FOCA?

In elevating abortion to a fundamental right, FOCA poses an undeniable and irreparable danger to common-sense laws supported by a majority of Americans. Among the more than 550 federal and state laws that FOCA would nullify are:

- Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003
- Hyde Amendment (restricting taxpayer funding of abortions)
- Restrictions on abortions performed at military hospitals
- Legal protections for Catholic and other religiously-affiliated hospitals who, while providing care to millions of poor and uninsured Americans, refuse to allow abortions within their facilities
- Restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion for federal employees
- State and federal legal protections for individual healthcare providers who decline to participate in abortions
- Informed consent laws
- Waiting periods
- Limits on the use of public facilities (such has public hospitals and medical schools at state universities) for abortions
- Parental consent and notification laws
- Health and safety regulations for abortion clinics
- Requirements that licensed physicians perform abortions
- “Delayed enforcement” laws (banning abortion when Roe v. Wade is overturned and/or the authority to restrict abortion is returned to the states)
- Bans on partial-birth abortion
- Limits on public funding for elective abortions (thus, making American taxpayers fund a procedure that many find morally objectionable)
- Bans on abortion after viability. FOCA’s apparent attempt to limit post-viability abortions is illusory. Under FOCA, post-viability abortions are expressly permitted to protect the woman’s “health.” Within the context of abortion, “health” has been interpreted so broadly that FOCA would not actually proscribe any abortion before or after viability.

Notably, pro-abortion groups do not deny FOCA’s draconian impact. For example, Planned Parenthood has explained, "FOCA will supercede anti-choice laws that restrict the right to choose, including laws that prohibit the public funding of abortions for poor women or counseling and referrals for abortions. Additionally, FOCA will prohibit onerous restrictions on a woman's right to choose, such as mandated delays and targeted and medically unnecessary regulations."

Both the Senate and House are preparing to pass this abomination and Obama has stated that it is the first act he'll sign.

Again, I am not against choice but FOCA is the single most radical abortion legislation ever considered in the United States and would shut down any legitamite debate on abortion.

Contact your Senator AND your Representatives and tell them to NOT vote for FOCA.