Saturday, March 14, 2009

Onion Hails Obama's Snobbery As "Breakthrough"

Portrayal Of Obama As Elitist Hailed As Step Forward For African Americans

Giant Crabs To The Rescue

Experts Agree Giant, Razor-Clawed Bioengineered Crabs Pose No Threat

Defending "Going Galt"

Capitalism Magazine has a great article up describing the Left's negative reaction to the "Going John Galt" movement.
The world seems to be emerging from a moral and intellectual coma, perhaps temporarily, perhaps permanently. It is discovering that other ideas have other consequences, as well, ideas that promote life, promote prosperity, promote ambition and personal success, and that they are possible only in political freedom, and that this freedom has been violated, abridged, and nullified by the first set of ideas. True, politics is the last thing to be affected by a philosophical revolution. But one cannot help but be pleased with how startled the collectivists and altruists are now by the knowledge that they have not successfully pulled a fast one on Americans. These Americans have come knocking on the doors of elitists or leaning over the café railings or invading their legislated smoke-free bars and restaurants to ask: What in hell do you think you are doing?

The Americans who recently protested the spendthrift policies of the Obama administration and Congress with “tea parties,” and who plan to protest them on an even larger scale in the near future, one can wager are not regular readers of The New York Times. They cannot have much in common with its columnists and editors, nor with the news media.

So the collectivist and altruist elite become very touchy when the people for whom they are “doing good” for their own sake, even to the point of enacting coercive and felonious legislation, exhibit signs of intelligence, resistance and anger. How dare these yokels!

And nothing raises their hackles higher than any mention of Ayn Rand.

This is because they thought she and her philosophy had been buried by that arch-conservative, Whittaker Chambers, wielding a shovel on one side of the grave, while that fellow-traveler and critic Granville Hicks wielded another on the other side, in a true demonstration of bipartisanship half a century ago. And hadn’t all the academics and pundits and book writers since then refuted her and her philosophy over time and ensured that she would not return to haunt them?
Failure to perceive reality as it truly is, as how human beings truly behave, is a guiding principle of the Left - be they democrats, liberals, progressives, socialists, fascists, Nazis or communists. That failure of perception covers the entire Left spectrum.

The Awesomeness Factor

Frank J. Fleming worries that Obama might just be "too awesome" for others...
Despite all this, though, I still worry. Could Obama have a flaw? Could he be, in fact, too awesome?

Before you grab the pitchforks and label me an apostate, hear me out. Now I am an enlightened individual who fully understands and appreciates President Obama (pbuh), but can we expect the same from other countries with non-Obama leaders? Those people have never produced a person like Obama, not to mention elected him, so it is natural for them to be scared and intimidated by someone so beyond their understanding. To them, meeting Obama must be like encountering Jesus riding a dinosaur — both reassuring and intimidating at the same time. It’s natural they’ll be confused.
(yes, he's joking - read it all if you need a good smile.)

The Brokest Generation

Mark Steyn over at NRO points out that by shifting all this debt onto our children we are creating the brokest generation.

"new tactic"

This is why mainstream journalism is failing and conservatives state there is a liberal bias in the media, the Washington Post is running an article stating that Obama is taking a new tack - Blaming Bush.


Because from where I'm sitting, I've watched Obama blame Bush for everything bad that has ever happened in the history of the United States of America, both directly and indirectly.

Never mind that many of these problems we are facing now started 30, 20, 10 years ago. Never mind that democrats have just as large a share of responsibility as the republicans (if not larger). Never mind that everything Bush has done in the White House to protect us, Obama is copying. Never mind that Obama is deliberately choosing economic policies almost purposefully designed to destroy all free-market aspects of the American economy.

Never mind all that, it's Bush's fault. That's Obama's "new" tactic. Journalists should be ashamed of themselves for being so willfully blind. Obama should be ashamed of himself for not being a man and taking responsibility for his actions. And every fraud in his administration should be ashamed for both their hypocrisy and continued destruction of our country.

Can you tell I'm angry? I am. And suffering from cognitive dissonance because if you had told me eight years ago I would be defending George W. Bush against liberals, I'd have laughed my butt off.

Now, I've changes. Everything has changed. And I just want to burst into tears at the stupidity, greed, and arrogance of liberals - especially the socialist progressive liberals in power right now.

God help us, every one.

Oh To Be In Britain

As you may or may not know, I am married to an Englishman (I really like the accent). So it both pains me that this is happening in Great Britian and I am relieved we live here in the US.

Apparently, Britain is holding its first "Divorce Fair". It is like a wedding show except for breaking up. One of the organizers talks about how the show is designed to make it "easier" for people to go through a divorce, but as my husband points out, this sort of thing only makes it more profitable for the folks offering these divorce services.

Divorce should be the absolute last resort, not a fair day excursion.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hurricane's at 30 Year Low

So much for Al Gore's predictions.

From the Florida State University meterology COAPS webpage:
Tropical cyclone (TC) activity worldwide has completely and utterly collapsed during the past 2 to 3 years with TC energy levels sinking to levels not seen since the late 1970s. This should not be a surprise to scientists since the natural variability in climate dominates any detectable or perceived global warming impact when it comes to measuring yearly integrated tropical cyclone activity.

Newsweek Sucks

I can't believe I used to subscribe to Newsweek when they run a cover stating, "Radical Islam is a fact of life. How to live with it". I saw that issue in a doctor's office but was distracted by my upcoming surgery to mention how offensive the article was until it was mentioned today at NRO The Corner.

It is offensive and stupid to "live with" radical Islam. And Valentina Columbo agrees with me!

Newsweek is packed with liberal idiots.

Listen to Your Uncle Milton!

Obama Wants to Charge Wounded Soldiers for Bandages

CNN is reporting that Obama wants to charge soldiers for their medical expenses while serving their country using the soldier's private insurance.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

Ed Morrissey over at puts it best....
If the Obama administration wanted to come up with the most politically offensive policy it could imagine, within the bounds of reason and reality, what elements would it have to include? Insulting veterans and looking like cheapskates in a time when massive government outlays to private industry would certainly help it along. Comes now Hero of the Anti-War Left, retired General Eric Shinseki, who wants to save a few bucks at the Veterans Administration by making men and women injured in the service of our country pay for their care:
Actually, Sen. Murray (no relation) put it even better...
But the proposal would be "dead on arrival" if it's sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said.
This is a stupid, vile, ugly, and foul suggestion on the part of Obama and he should be ashamed.

But he won't be because he doesn't actually believe in our servicemen and women or the US military of which he is commander-in-chief. Expect more stupid, vile, ugly and foul suggestions regarding our armed services from this administration in the future.

A Mistake A Day Keeps The Economy Away

Don Surber over at the Daily Mail has posted a list of the 52 mistakes Obama has made in the past 52 days. I liked it so much, I'm copying and pasting it in full.


52 days, 52 mistakes
Let me count them up, in no particular order. Some are big. Some are small.

We all make mistakes. Here’s his:

1. A do-over on the oath of office.
2. Tim Geithner.
3. Bill Richardson.
4. Tom Daschle.
5. Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder.
6. Leon Panetta.
7. Arne “Cappuccino” Duncan.
8. Hilda Solis (OK, her husband has the tax liens).
9. Nancy Killefer.
10. Charles Freeman Jr.
11. Ron Kirk.
12. Adolfo Carrion.
13. Banning offshore oil again.
14. Letting Nancy Pelosi write the $787 billion “stimulus’ plan.
15. Relying on Tim Geithner to explain it.
16. It is a $13-a-week stimulus, or as his wife said of Bush’s plan: “You’re getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month.”
17. Going to a press conference without a TelePrompTer. I… Uhh… Umm… Could you repeat the question?
18. Using a TelePrompTer at a press conference. Big boys don’t need training wheels.
19. “Good evening, everybody. Please be seated. Before I take your questions tonight, I’d like to speak briefly.” 1,228 words later he took his first question.
20. Going after Rush Limbaugh.
21. Going after Rick Santelli.
22. Going after Jim Cramer.
23. “Never waste a good crisis.”
24. Obama supporter Warren Buffett: “I don’t think anybody on December 7th would have said a ‘war is a terrible thing to waste, and therefore we’re going to try and ram through a whole bunch of things and — but we expect to — expect the other party to unite behind us on the — on the big problem.’ It’s just a mistake, I think.”
25. Writing a love letter to Vlad and Dmitry.
26. Putting Poland under the bus.
27. Putting Tibet under the bus.
28. Putting Israel under the bus.
29. Taking Cuba out from under the bus.
30. Having his tax cheat go after the tax cheats in Switzerland. Cognitive dissonance.
31. “Karzai has a bunker mentality.”
32. Iran has plans to Marine One helicopters.
33. “I won.”
34. BlackBerry singing in the middle of the night/ Take these golden secrets and learn to fly…
35. Obama: “If Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.” CEO: No. There will be more layoffs.
36. DVDs to Gordon Brown.
37. “You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime.” Vegas convention bookings nosedive.
38. Wagyu.
39. Reset/overcharge button given to Russia.
40. Taking a 4-day holiday weekend before signing “emergency” legislation.
41. “I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement — the prescription drug plan — without a source of funding. And so I think it’s important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we’ve actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word ’socialist’ around can’t say the same.”
42. Stiffing Chicago for nearly $2 million for that Election Night par-tay.
43. Caroline Kennedy.
44. Bombing Pakistan.
45. Sending the bust of Sir Winston Churchill back to the British.
46. Saying: “President Obama has accomplished more in 30 days than any president in modern history.”
47. A window is not a door.
48. Doctors must perform abortions.
49. Signing earmarks while denouncing them.
50. Adding signing statements while denouncing them.
51. Quadrupling the deficits, while denouncing them.
52. Missing the Gridiron Club dinner.

But be of good cheer. He has 1,409 days left to make up for his stumbles out of the starting gate.

Go Gregg Go!

Sen. Gregg tears Obama and Geithner new ones on the Hill today over their monstrous spending. He starts by calling Geithner a liar. All I have to say is keep up the good work, Sen. Gregg!

But instead of getting Gregg's counsel within the administration, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner found himself today of the receiving end of Gregg's fiscal conservative wrath.

In a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee Gregg dressed down Geithner with facts, figures, and charts. While always keeping his cool, the exchange was somewhere between a mother's scolding, a drill sergeant's questioning and an attorney's cross examination.

In his opening statement, Gregg politely called the administration's budget forecast a lie.

"The argument that it cuts the debt in half in four years is, ahh, is truly spurious," he told Geithner.

President Obama himself gives Gregg's comments a sense of stinging credibility. When the president introduced Gregg as his nominee for Commerce Secretary last month, he said Gregg is known for is fiscal discipline.

National Listing of Upcoming Tax Revolt Tea Parties

Follow this link here to see if there is a Tax Protest Tea Party near you!

I will be in the hospital Monday and recovering for a while so I may not get to the March 25th protest here in the DC area but hopefully I will.

See you there.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lomborg on the next Green Revolution

Bjorn Lomborg author of The Skeptical Environmentalist is an excellent speaker, a virtuoso statistician and a thorough and precise researcher. So when I say you should read his article in City Journal about The Next Green Revolution, then you know it is well worth the effort.

Such opposition to GM is particularly counterproductive now. In 2008, malnutrition in mothers and their young children claimed 3.5 million lives. Global food stocks reached historic lows last year, and food riots erupted in West Africa and South Asia. Consumers in transitional economies like China and India are demanding more than subsistence diets, and drought has hindered Australian crop production. Progress is distressingly slow on the United Nations’ goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015.

Of course, before we adopt genetically modified foods, we should always test them rigorously for their potential impact on the environment and on people’s health. But it would be criminal to disregard the hope that biotechnology offers to the world’s most malnourished people. “Some of the environmental lobbyists of the Western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists,” Borlaug once memorably said, referring to critics squeamish about the tools that he used during the Green Revolution. “They’ve never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for 50 years, they’d be crying out for tractors and fertilizer and irrigation canals and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things

Best Speech Ever

Charles Murray gave the big speech at last nights American Enterprise Institute's Annual Dinner. Of the six times we've been, his was the best speech ever.

Serious, funny, engaging, and quite aware that we weren't eating dinner until he finished.

His speech, titled "The Happiness of the People" is a must-read for anyone curious about the future of humanity.

Oh and I got to shake hands with former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, and either Karl Rove or VP Dick Cheney (I'm not sure which and no one else could tell me either!).

Texas Hero

Texas Gov. Perry refuses so-called stimulus act money.

We applaud you!

Dereliction of Duty

We all saw during the election that the mainstream media and journalists chose not to pursue the truth but cheerlead for Obama.

They are continuing their repudiation of honesty, fairness, and truth by refusing to cover the various Tea Party rallies occuring continuously across America.

And journalists wonder why they're losing their jobs - probably because they aren't doing their jobs.

Enabling A Constant State of Fear

"Never let a crisis go to waste" is the guiding mission statement of this administration. Which begs the question, will Obama pursue policies that help Americans or will he cynically pursue perpetual crisis policies that will keep us fearful and unable to fight back?

You know which bet I'm taking.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Is This Mess?

My mother used to ask that question everytime she entered one of our bedrooms.

She knew who's mess it was, her question was her way of demanding we get in there and pick up our rooms.

I think we can now safely ask Obama "What is this Mess?". Sure, Bush and Clinton probably set us on the road to recession with certain policies but Obama's choice of ideology over humans has deepened what would have otherwise been a milder recession.

As David Harsanyi over at Reason/CATO puts it...
This recession already has passed the 15-month threshold, the historical average for downturns. Most presidents helped ease us out of those tough spots by easing the burden on Americans. Obama has engaged in the opposite. That's his gamble.

And most polls show the president's approval rating at about 60 percent, which is similar to other modern presidents' ratings at this point in their presidencies. But now that Obama has used his political capital to further ideology rather than economic growth, one thing is clear: He owns this mess.

Sid Vicious Died For You Lot

Or ReasonTV's Why we are living in a libertarian moment, set to Sid Vicious's cover of "My Way".

Good Times. And by the way, Nick Gillespie is a good guy.

A Liberal I Can Work With

The inimitable Camille Paglia on Rush Limbaugh over at

I like this woman.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Call the Flaming Pants Brigade

Obama is fudging the truth AGAIN.

Want proof? Go to this link, go to the last page and scroll down to his phone response to the "Socialist" question. His efforts are so lame, so petty and so absolutely worthless that it makes me tremble for our future.

Here's the transcript of the phone call below.
At 2:30 p.m., President Obama called The New York Times, saying he wanted to clarify a point from the interview. Here is a transcript of that brief call:

President Obama: Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter. It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question. I did think it might be useful to point out that it wasn’t under me that we started buying a bunch of shares of banks. It wasn’t on my watch. And it wasn’t on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement – the prescription drug plan without a source of funding. And so I think it’s important just to note when you start hearing folks through these words around that we’ve actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word socialist around can’t say the same.

Q. So who’s watch are we talking about here?

A. Well, I just think it’s clear by the time we got here, there already had been an enormous infusion of taxpayer money into the financial system. And the thing I constantly try to emphasize to people if that coming in, the market was doing fine, nobody would be happier than me to stay out of it. I have more than enough to do without having to worry the financial system. The fact that we’ve had to take these extraordinary measures and intervene is not an indication of my ideological preference, but an indication of the degree to which lax regulation and extravagant risk taking has precipitated a crisis.

I think that covers it

I can't believe he's claiming that Bush was the socialist and Obama is the free marketer - how stupid does he think we all are?

Just a reminder of who likes to redistribute wealth....

It's Funny Because It's True

Roger's 12 Rules for Destroying The American Economy.

Looks like they just copied and pasted from the White House (secret) website.

Listen to Vaclav

Anything Vaclav Klaus says is worth listening to. Fail to heed his call to defend free markets at your peril.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Obama, Know Thyself

Obama's claiming to the New York Times that he is not a socialist.


Jonah And The UK

I liked Jonah's post at NRO - The Corner, I'm just copying and pasting the whole darn thing.

Nothing Special About Britain? Britain!?
[Jonah Goldberg]

Re: the anonymous Obama administration dufus who said: "There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment."

As an unapologetic, full-throated Anglophile I find those comments idiotic, offensive, ahistorical, and in a certain sense anti-American.* I'm of course appalled.

But it's worth focusing on one aspect of this sentiment: It's idiocy. According to the liberal-realist school, some countries matter more than other countries because they are powerful and have the ability to adversely affect our national interest. According to the liberal-internationalist school, allies matter more than non-allies because grand international coalitions are the best way to do the wonderful things want to do on the world stage. So, China matters because it's a rising hegemon. Burkino Faso matters . . . eh, not so much. "Europe" matters because they are allies on security, global warming, human rights, etc. Well, Britain just happens to be our most important, reliable, and powerful ally.

So even if you take the pragmatist's razor to our shared history, culture, and all other romantic attachments to Great Britain, the bulldog still matters — a lot. In other words, to say that Britain isn't any more special than the other 190 countries in the world, you actually have to dislike Britain to the point where you're willing to suspend what are supposed to be your guiding principles and objectives about foreign policy.

* Just to be clear, what I mean by anti-American isn't a knee-jerk attack on anyone's patriotism. Rather, I simply mean that if you think the country that gave us our system of laws, our democratic tradition, our dominant culture, much of our greatest literature, and even our language is no more special than any backwater country which immiserates or brutalizes its people, then you must not think very much of America's culture, traditions, etc. either.

Where the Words in the Empty Suit Come From

Obama's rhetoric never impressed me. Ever.

Hand on Bible, I swear (and my family members can attest), everytime I attempted to listen to an Obama speech, I could only last about five minutes before being nauseated by the strings of empty words.

Apparently some guy named Jon Favreau is to blame. He is Obama's longtime speech writer and if he is responsible for all that hot air, then he's probably responsible for global warming too.

It's "We, The People" Asshole

Apparently, the people who put these jokers, like Rangel, into a job shouldn't ask questions. We pay their salaries, they work for us. Let's fire that bastards.

The Sham Wow Song

Follow the link to watch the Sham Wow TV Commercial turned into lyrical gold.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Where Is Your Heat Wave Now?

Boston Globe looks at "global warming" in the midst of a global cooling trend and almost gets it right! I especially like how they called Al Gore a closed-minded religious zealot. AMEN!

But considering how much attention would have been lavished on a comparable run of hot weather or on a warming trend that was plainly accelerating, shouldn't the recent cold phenomena and the absence of any global warming during the past 10 years be getting a little more notice? Isn't it possible that the most apocalyptic voices of global-warming alarmism might not be the only ones worth listening to?

There is no shame in conceding that science still has a long way to go before it fully understands the immense complexity of the Earth's ever-changing climate(s). It would be shameful not to concede it. The climate models on which so much global-warming doomsaying rests "do not begin to describe the real world that we live in," says Freeman Dyson, the eminent physicist and futurist. "The real world is muddy and messy and full of things that we do not yet understand."

But for many people, the science of climate change is not nearly as compelling as the religion of climate change. When Al Gore insisted yet again at a conference last Thursday that there can be no debate about global warming, he was speaking not with the authority of a man of science, but with the closed-minded dogmatism of a religious zealot. Dogma and zealotry have their virtues, no doubt. But if we want to understand where global warming has gone, those aren't the tools we're going to need.

80s Cartoon PARODY of The Watchmen

Those of us who "know" will find this cringingly hilarious.

You'd Better Watch The Watchmen

Just as Ann Rynd and "Going John Galt" are becoming hot topics, so too will the movie, The Watchmen for pretty much the same reason - the relevance of each's worldviews to our reality today.

To wit, a bad government destroying our economy and attempting to control our lives and the fightback of individuals.

This article about The Watchmen movie and graphic novel has spoilers but is well worth the reading. It is about their intrinsic conservative/libertarian values and Rorschach - one of the best and most flawed "heros" ever!

Yet he’s also the only man around who stands up for everyone’s right to be judged individually on the basis of their character and actions, their right not to be a means to someone else’s higher end—no matter what one might think of that end. He knows what it means to be human—that’s why he has to condemn those he kills as having betrayed the essence of man qua man, relegating them to the status of dogs to be put down.

But always, Rorschach judges as an individual mind, and judges individual minds. Rorschach is no handsome Rand hero as she imagined them; but he’s still probably the most vivid and well-thought-out Objectivist hero that Rand didn’t create.

Tell It To The Marines

Watch this video to see exactly how the Marines feel about George W. Bush vs. Obama - I'd say they are definately not impressed with Obama.

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf", these fine men and women are those "rough men" and if they are unwilling to protect us because of a lack of faith in the Commander-in-Chief, then I will not "sleep peaceably."

Audi has a hovercraft

It's a concept car sure, but I want one. Please put this baby into production!