Saturday, September 11, 2010

The 9th Anniversary of 9-11

To honor this day, and because quite truthfully I still mourn, I will not be posting.

My God take all the souls lost on this day to heaven and give us the strength to continue to fight the evil that caused the horror of this day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Feeling Sad About My Dad

May not get around to posting today. Sorry.

I just miss my father so much.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What's This About Obama Being Gay?

Odd Stuff:

Obama and Emanuel: members of same gay bath house club in Chicago

Mom of Murdered Obama Gay Lover Speaks Up

Obama’s Gay Sex-Cocaine Romps with Larry Sinclair

Random Round-Up 09-09

President Obama Job Approval

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

PJTV Video - September 11th

Busting the Worst Little ACORN Lobbyist in Texas

What a Surprise

Obama’s Ocean Policy Initiative: Washington’s latest power grab

ObamaCare Causes Insurance Premium Hikes

Who's beating the GOP establishment?

Democratic Panic?

Parents, Mark Your Calendars: September 14th Is Obama Day At School!

Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov’t Data

Considering the Source . . .

Congress goes for rationing

Infrastructure Stimulus Spending: Pandering to Organized Labor

Chamber ups its stakes in midterm election

Believe Him or Your Eyes

States fight Obamacare

PJTV Video - Sonja's Bureaucratic Nightmare: What You Can Look Forward to With Obamacare

Now she's a lying and stupid sack of fecal matter - Barbara Boxer’s Taxpayer Tab: $3.6 Million & Counting

When in Doubt, Obama Adds to Debt

Election Year Pork: Boxer Defies Pentagon, Air Force with Aircraft Funding Push

Dems Propose Back Door Energy Taxes

Is Housing Overvalued?

Why framing the wrong problem killed the summer of recovery.

Appeals Court Protects CIA Rendition

Obama: ‘I Am Absolutely Committed To Fiscal Responsibility’

Another Day, Another Shattered Obamacare Promise

How ObamaCare Guts Medicare The president's pledge that 'If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep it' clearly does not apply to America's seniors.

Virginia congressman admits: ‘If you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing.

Sinking With Obama, Dems Plan Political Triage

Factchecking the NYT Ground Zero Mosque Editorial. No, there are not a bunch of Confederate monuments in the Union states, and the few there are were not erected for "graciousness and reconciliation."

How Obama Thinks Read the whole thing. It's a fascenating and compelling perspective.

Ground Zero Mosque: The Bombast of Imam Feisal

‘Like a Dog’: The Origins of Barack Obama’s Petulance

Duckworth Dishes Misinformation to Disabled Vet

Democratic strategists pooh-pooh the polls

A President's Class War Where on the income scale does Mr. Obama divide the country between us and them?

Remember November, and Christie

The Mothballing of the Antiwar Movement

Obama’s Favorite Union Boss on ObamaCare: ‘We Drove it Down the Republicans’ Throats’

Shake up: The Tea Partiers are coming to the staid Senate

A former Enron adviser's improbable history.

Obama In Ohio: Hello Illinois!

Why Reagan and Clinton Survived the Midterms and Obama Won't

Appeals court blocks Pa. town's immigration law

Oakland Dems face jury probe on possible Tea Party-related fraud

126,000 voters with unknown or invalid mailing addresses in Kansas

Who Made the $10,000 Stimulus Sign? Obama touts his stimulus success at a sign company getting very few government contracts, a fitting backdrop for further investigation into the propaganda road signs.

Sheriffs want lists of patients using painkillers

Stimulus Spending and Unemployment Levels: Still No Correlation

Healthcare Reform? Promises…Promises

Free Market Activists to Challenge Big Labor This Election with ‘The Concord Project’

Democrats Can’t Win 435 Different Elections

Getting Too Close to Home

HHS Secretary Sebelius vows 'zero tolerance' for insurers blaming premium hikes on health law

Bonfire of the Insanities

It’s Deja Coakley All Over Again

Gov. Christie Responds To Teacher Claiming He Lambastes Education

Scary Stupid

Canada unveils new speed bump: optical illusion of a child
Officials in West Vancouver, Canada, apparently aren't satisfied with the driver-slowing properties of traditional speed bumps. On Tuesday, the town unveiled a new way to persuade motorists to ease off the gas pedal in the vicinity of the École Pauline Johnson Elementary School: a 2-D image of a child playing, creating the illusion that the approaching driver will soon blast into a child.
This is the dumbest thing ever. What is to prevent someone from panicking and swerving into another car? Why does it have to be an image of a child? A far better and more intelligent image would simply be a speed sign popping up. There's still a chance of panic but at least it wouldn't be as severe.

The best solution would simply be to make a speed bump that would damage a car if it went over it too quickly. Hit that thing at 40mph and you're gonna lose a muffler.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Random Round-Up 09-08

President Obama Job Approval

But it isn't over yet - Iran Woman's Stoning Suspended After International Outcry

‘I, Market Economy’ and this here.

President's policy has a long history of failure

Holder Must Go! - Selective Enforcement at Obama's Justice Department AND (YES) There Really Is Something Rotten in the Justice Department?

We Need More Skilled Workers

Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss

A Debate Between John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama

PJTV Video - Minority Report: Deroy Murdock, The Reagan Revolution and the Forbes Flat Tax

Obama's Foreign Policy Has Failed

Another Cost of Obamacare

Healthcare (July 2010)

State Budget Crises Mount as Medicaid Rolls Soar

Even America's liberal elites concede that Obama's Presidency is crumbling

Obama Is Against a Compromise on Bush Tax Cuts

What ever happened to "Don't be evil"? - Crony Capitalism: The Love Affair Between the Obama Administration and the Worlds Creepiest Company

In Indianapolis, It's Autoworkers versus Autoworkers

The Costs of Birthright Citizenship

Our Waning Obama Worship. I never worshipped. Shoot. I never even liked. At most, I felt bad for Obama when everyone was talking about him being "not black enough"

Fact Checking President Obama's Labor Day Speech

Johnson requested scholarship money be sent directly to family members Which makes the Anderson Interview all the MORE AWESOME...
Awesome! Scholarship Scandal Congresswoman Falls Apart in Anderson Cooper Interview (Video)

Obama’s $50 Billion Infrastructure Boondoggle

Lame Duck One-Stop Shop

To be honest, this poll must be wrong when RCP consistantly reports only 22% of Americans approve of Congress. Gallup: Just 1/3 Of Americans Approve Of The Job Either Party Is Doing

Job Creation (June 2010)

Credit card regulation: Big government vs. small business

Here it is: the EPA’s New Grading Scale

Is the DCCC Sitting On Bad Polling Numbers in Illinois? PLUS: Could the GOP Lose Kirk's Old Seat?

Obama Surrenders on Jobs

In November, It’s Democrats vs. Obamacare

Coincidence? I Think Not!

The bleak truth about unemployment

It’s time for Obama to stop declaring new recovery plans (Afterall, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. It's a liberal thing.)

How Reliable is

How Obama Blew Stimulus II

Obama can't kick the stimulus habit. Another $50 billion giveaway to the unions

Why Are Media Ignoring Trumka's Background? I know, I know, is it because the MSM are a bunch of leftie tools?

Tea Party Majority

Your Government at Work

Here Are 13 Signs That We're Actually In A Depression Right Now

Can You Smell What Obama's Cooking?

Battle royal over health care repeal if GOP wins

YUCK - A Government-Endorsed Racial Guessing Game

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

George Soros - Nazi Collaborator, Human Douche Bag

Holocaust Denial: George Soros vs. the Tea Parties From this perspective here, it sounds like Soros is a sociopath as well as a Nazi-collaborator.
No action undertook by Soros is random. When he donates money, it’s for a purposeful endgame. When he grants an interview, it’s to send a message, or to try and shape something. It’s entirely about himself and winning.

What is the one concept that all hard left ideas have in common? Central planning. If Soros can turn the American government, and economy into one centrally planned place, he wins. He will control it and feather his nest. Crony capitalism will reign, and he will be the biggest crony.

Freidrich Hayak wrote about “the wisdom of crowds”. This is a very dangerous, possibly debilitating, concept to people like Soros. No one man can control crowds. The Tea Party movement has no central leader. But it has a persistent viral idea that is an anathema to a person like Soros. Free will and a marketplace of ideas. Individual rights over the rights of a central government. No central planning.

Decentralization unleashes randomness in markets that drive people like Soros crazy. It makes it much harder to compete. It increases the amount of risk on each trade. It’s much less valuable to be an insider. It’s much harder to cheat and win the game.

However, in the history of markets, decentralization always increases the standard of living of people over the long term. It accomplishes this task over the long term much more efficiently than any alternative. Innovations are unleashed. The entirety of humanity is lifted up.

AND Moral hollowness at work. Billionaire George Soros has made a living wrecking the lives of others. Now he wants to mess with Canadians

Random Round-Up 09-07

President Obama Job Approval

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Generic Congressional Ballot

PJTV Video - The Week In Blogs: Police Force Goes to Pot, While Postal Service Hits the Bottle

All those fat-cat Wall Streeters gave to Obama and democrats. Why Wall St. Is Deserting Obama?

Think Religious Extremists Are Scary -- How About Secular Extremists?

Health Care Wastefulness Is Detailed in Studies

The BBC Fails to Understand the Tea Party Movement -- Says the Telegraph UK

56% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill; 39% Say Repeal Is Likely

The Obama Economy How trillions in fiscal and monetary stimulus produced a 1.6% recovery.

Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program

Boxer Tied to Dubious Waters Cash-for-Endorsement Scheme AND Barbara Boxer's Dubious Ethics Personally, she is a waste of skin and was rude to my husband.

Thomas Sowell - Political Fables

Small businesses feel squeezed by Obama policies

New evidence undermines feds' case against Arizona

Big Labor backs Democrats

What we need right now: the “Public Sector Pension Sustainability Act”

Businesses and unions planning to meet on possible $3 trillion pension disaster

I am pointing and laughing - Los Angeles School Named After Al Gore Built on Toxic Site

Paranoid about Paranoids

'Big Wave' of Voter Discontent Crashing Down on Obama

Democrats Fleeing Obamacare

Europe and Benign Neglect

Small Sample of Philly Voter Rolls Reveals Hundreds of Ineligible Names. An ex-DOJ lawyer finds out just how damaging the DOJ failure to enforce up-to-date voter lists can be to the republic.

It’s Time to Worry About Houston. Voter fraud and a suspicious fire threaten the November elections in Texas’ largest city

Doing the DOJ’s Job for Them: Demanding Valid Voter Rolls Before November. I have sent notice letters to 16 states informing them that they are in violation of the National Voting Rights Act. Private lawsuits may follow if they do not comply.

Don't get cocky GOP. It's anti-incompent, not pro-republican. Get Ready for an Anti-Incumbent Wave. Poll Shows Republicans Benefit From Fears About Economy; Democrats Need to Persuade Unenthusiastic Backers to Vote AND Revolt Against Status Quo Gives Republicans Record Lead in 2010 Midterms

Our Hula Hoop President

Globalist Soros Launches Frontal Assault Against Tea Party

At least 70 House seats in play, says Obama's campaign adviser

Budget Is Not California's Only Problem

PJTV Video - FISCAL TRAIN WRECK: California Workers Riding Gravy Train to Statewide Insolvency

Chamber of Commerce Reacts to Proposed Stimulus

Washington’s Self-Anointed Deities. A populace that expects salvation from the government has some representatives believing they are saviors. That's really a lefty problem.

Is Obama Dishonest, Naive or Both When He Talks About Our Economy?

The Gospel of Wealth

Labor Day 2010: Building a Bridge to the 13th Century

NY Times: Congressional 'Charities' Rake in Millions from Business

Obama’s New Tax Idea: the Accidental Anti-Cap-n-Trade

Orszag column blindsides White House

A desperate struggle for survival

We Are Ruled by Professors

Audit finds Sharpton's nonprofit on brink That's not all it finds.

Stimulus, Unemployment, and Bad Policies: An Update

25 Reasons to Send the Democrats Packing in November

Tennessee attorney gets 26-month sentence for defrauding biofuels subsidy program

PJTV Video - TEA'd OFF: Are American Voters Angry about the Economy?

Tea Party docs: 'Self-serving' AMA betraying physicians, patients

TEA Party Round-Up here

Condemning A Church

The Dove World Outreach Center is planning to burn "copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the Sept. 11, 2001". As a fellow Christian, I must whole-heartedly condemn this thoughtless, needless, and, quite frankly, stupidly unchristian act.

Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops

Such an act is disrespectful, needlessly provocative and unacceptable in America.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

My Husband's Speech for My Father's Funeral

When I first met Gary, he was younger than I am now, and had a daughter who was a Junior in College, which should tell you something. I was not yet dating Kristen, in fact they would probably today call the stage we were in "stalking," yet Kris was thankfully blissfully unaware of my interest. To her, I was a useful friend who could get her father into the only late-night student drinking establishment in Oxford, which again should tell you something about Gary. Desperate as I was to make a good impression, I spent the day constructing an elaborate web of explanation as to why Gary was in fact entitled to enter the cellar bar of the Oxford Union. Again, today they would probably call this elaborate web "a tissue of lies". I spent several hours waiting for Kris and Gary and then had to visit the restroom. On returning I was told by Bruce the Doorman, a panel beater from the Cowley Motor Works, that Gary and Kris had arrived. Instead of my elaborate web of deception, he had got down by promising Bruce, the City and County of Oxford arm wrestling champion, a date with Kris. Again, this should tell you something about Gary.

Gary proceeded to engage in what they call conspicuous consumption, buying round after round of drinks for anyone who was on nodding acquaintance with Kris, and over the course of the evening drank virtually all of this hardened coterie of drinkers under the table. Literally in some cases. At 2am, there were just a handful of us left, which should tell you something about the entire Helfrecht family. Gary and Kris left for Uncle William's house by taxi, but I found Kristen's Swedish friend Maria wandering around the building. Maria is six foot tall and beautiful and had been protected from the attention of numerous young bucks by Gary, which again should tell you something about him. Maria was supposed to be staying with Kris that night, so I volunteered to escort her back as she was in no state to make it home on her own. When we arrived, Gary complemented me on playing my cards well and offered me some sherry that he claimed he had found by breaking in to one of William's cabinets. Apparently he finally retired at 3:30 am after finishing the bottle, while I was asleep on Kristen's floor wondering just what the heck I had gotten myself into.

That evening set the tone for my relationship with Gary. Even in the time he called me Igor for daring to propose to his first daughter, time spent with Gary was always characterized by good humor, a healthy knowledge of just how far the envelope could be pushed and, more often than not, copious amounts of alcohol.

Gary was a jolly man, a hearty man but, above all, a good man. His love for his family shone through above all. The way he taught his daughters round the dinner table he shared with Susan to argue their position, while perhaps not always appreciated by his sons in law, contributed to hours of debate at the beach house and I know he was proud of how clever his daughters were. He loved his mother like no other and whenever the brothers got together, local police forces were placed on alert. His devotion to Rudi impressed everyone who witnessed it and in all his relationships with his family, Gary has been my role model.

I shall let others tell you that Gary was as great a friend as he was a father, son, brother and husband. But speaking for the Murray branch of the Helfrecht clan, I know that we shall miss our Grumpy terribly. Gary, I know you're up there. You probably promised to buy St Peter a drink. We miss you, but above all we love you - and will love you forever.

Random Round-Up 09-05

President Obama Job Approval

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

It’s the Spending, Stupid. Federal spending is out of control. Even the nominal spending and deficit reductions claimed by the Congressional Budget Office aren't real.

How Government Unions Became So Powerful While politicians have opposed the right to strike, public-sector labor leaders have focused on pay increases and constitutional guarantees.

Six ways to lose your election

The Week In Blogs: Police Force Goes to Pot, While Postal Service Hits the Bottle

White House considers pre-midterm package of business tax breaks to spur hiring

Three More Outrageously False Statements from NOAA. Makes one wonder if their recent climate announcements are politically influenced.

Palin’s New Defenders: Liberal Feminists

Obama’s Political Tin Ear. Then: “There are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and there are times where you need to focus on rebuilding the foundation," Obama said in early 2009. Now: The Audacity of Taupe!

Wyden Defects on ObamaCare The Oregon Democrat breaks ranks with the White House.

More Good News

Globalist Soros Launches Frontal Assault Against Tea Party

Stunning Revelations from Obama, the Lightworker. Five astounding things The One has taught us so far.

August '10 Ratings: CNN Has Lowest Primetime Viewership In 10 Years

Poor Jobs Report in August; Obama Blames Republicans

Back to School?

Obama Is Repeating the Mistakes of the 1937 Economic Collapse

Legislators Shopping Without Price Tags

From Der Spiegel! America Has Become Too European

Despite hiring, US unemployment rate seems frozen

Speaker Pelosi: Stand Up for Muslim Women, Not Islamists Like Rauf!

Letting Leftists Limit Language

A desperate struggle for survival

The Future is Now (and in Brazil) - Terraforming at Work

Media Bias Gets Dangerous: Minimizing the Ecoterror Threat. They are over and done with the topic of James J. Lee, despite the mounting number of attacks committed in the name of environmentalism.

Is the Waters defense ethical?

Gov Pawlenty: Federal Gov’t Like Drug Dealer

Victims on the road to ‘peace’

With unemployment at 9.6 percent, why is the White House obsessed with sex?

Cut My Pay — Now!

Obama may be the first U.S. president to lack faith in our special history, our special spirit and our special mission in the world. Well, Obama hasn't really spent all that much time in the states, I mean the mainland states.

Indoctrination Nation

All smoke and mirrors

The man behind the Sherrod affair

Dr. King’s Newest Marcher

Fearing for image, First Lady's aides warned against Spain vacation

In Pursuit of Cultural Hegemony

Here's The Real Problem With Labor Unions

Majority of Iraqis Oppose Obama’s Withdrawal

Despite ethics woes, Rangel holds vast fundraising edge ahead of primary

Postcard From the NHS Dr. Berwick's health-care model at work.

Big Labor's Legacy of Violence

Nuclear Energy Round-Up

Rahm Emanuel: "Fuck the UAW"

Awesome! Scholarship Scandal Congresswoman Falls Apart in Anderson Cooper Interview (Video)

On Economy, Democrats Face a Lack of Unity

Labor Notes: September 2010

Democrats plan political triage to retain House

The Revolt of the Bourgeois Tea partiers are mad as heck, and they’re letting the world know — politely.

Is a Payroll Tax Holiday a Good Idea?

The environmental movement in retreat

Iran 'stoning woman' to be lashed over photo: son

The "Us" vs. "Them" Depression

Laid-Off Temporary Census Workers Account for 43.6 Percent of Increase in Unemployed Americans

Imagine That -- There Are Leftwing Wackos, Too!

Future hiring will mainly benefit the high-skilled

Obama's Part-Time AIDS Czar Jeff Crowley

Vote 'NO!' to Government Regulation of Privacy at The Economist

An Industry by Industry Look at the Stimulus Failure

Obama Comes to Wisconsin, Feingold Disappears

The Hate That Openly Speaks Its Name

Dems run away from health care

Obama, Senators, Coyotes and Wolves

Where There's Corruption, There's Opportunity' The man who took on Saddam and Marcos is trying to break up the Big Three credit-ratings cartel. Can he pull it off?

How unions lost touch with workers

Government, Inc.: the cost of government competition with private enterprise

Obama Jobs Deficit Forcing Obama to Scramble

Friend of the Brotherhood?

Lukewarm Reception for R&D Tax Credit

New evidence undermines feds' case against Arizona

The irony of Jesse Jackson's stripped SUV

California's recipe for stagnation

120 Days to Go Until the Largest Tax Hikes in History

Obama Doesn’t Know Rights From Wrongs

Who is responsible for Warmabomber's violent agenda?

Real Change Is On The Horizon

The Democrats' Biggest Mistake

Accepting the unacceptable

Future hiring will mainly benefit the high-skilled

BEAR TRAP: Sarah Palin, the Right to Bear Abortions & N-Word Expertise (PJTV Video)

The media’s president

Still Mourning My Father

I do apologize to any of my blog readers for failing to consistently provide daily round-ups. The loss of my father, unexpectedly, just 15 days ago has hit me harder than I could ever have imagined. I am trying my best to get back into normalcy, but so far consider it a good day if I get out of the fetal position. Thank you for your patience.