Monday, December 27, 2010
In Animal Farm George Orwell illustrates the twisting of language and meaning to manipulate the animals to go along with the Pigs (the smartest and best of animals).
The Pigs are doing it again. Hot is cold, good is bad and taking the fruit of your labor is letting you have more of it. Like the irritated gal in the State Farm ad says, " You make my head numb!".
I hold the Pigs in contempt - how about you?
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I am studying Chinese and Spanish. That way I'll have all the options covered. I'll be able to speak fluently with my local officials in Spanish and my Federal and International officials in Chinese. Besides, it's good for the brain to learn multiple languages.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The foul stench of a typical gangsta org. I don't even think Bush was scheduled for an appearance.
I really enjoyed the show as a kid and Steve was my favorite character. Rest in peace my friend...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
We are smack in the middle of a cultural world war that has not yet degraded to a war of violence, although it may ultimately do so. I'm hoping we can find enough traditionalists who recognize reality and can muster the courage to face it and fight. Capitulation in pursuit of peace is not the answer. Peace without victory is slavery.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Pat Condell on Ground Zero mosque: "Is it possible to be astonished, but not surprised?" - Jihad Watch
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
I wonder if even this article will penetrate the idealogues socialist denial. Probably not, there are always excuses fed by envy and fear. The failure is probably the evil, overpaid health care providers...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The wrath of the electorate is being catalyzed by this sort of thing. We must make sure idiots like this ever hold office again.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I've never understood the complete inability of many to miss the fact that God and science are inexorably bound. Science is simply the study of God's handiwork.
Monday, May 31, 2010
"The truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor
and the fact that honor lies in natural toil."
I'm engaging in a great deal of dignity and honor today...
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The Government's reaction will be more aggressiveness towards it's law abiding but assertive citizens, all the while continuing the outrageous flaunting of the law. It's a dangerous dynamic. Americans are generally very respectful of the law and authority, but we don't react well to abuse and that's what we've got going on right now. Citizens will continue to become more assertive as we continue to be subjected to outrageous disrespect and hypocrisy by our political leaders. Washington better wake up. All I see is escalating disrespect on both sides and that's not likely to come to a pleasant resolution. The politicians have too much to lose to respond gracefully. We'll need to be prepared to get slapped and stand our ground. Are you up for it?
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I must communicate you to my disappointment in your decision to cancel your teams trip to the tournament in my state. While we might disagree on that law, I would like to recommend that you at least read it prior to making such a dramatic decision.
Arizona SB1070 empowers local law enforcement to enforce a Federal law already on the books. If you truly disagree with the Arizona law, you will need to express your disagreement with the Federal law already in force by taking some appropriate action in line with your Arizona decision.
Please reconsider your stance. We must stop allowing political extremists to pit honest, sincere Americans against each other using manipulative and dishonest tactics to achieve their goals.
PLEASE READ THE BILL:
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Friday, May 07, 2010
We are being forced by the reality of the effects of decades of ludicrous policies to come to grips with that reality. We may get a second chance to change our path and divorce ourselves from the utopian foolishness and get back to honest American reality.
What is that honest American reality?
1. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
2. Hard work pays off, but there are no guarantees.
3. Except when directly in violation of other citizens basic rights, we all (including the Governmental) must mind our own business.
4. There is no such thing as complete fairness or equality. We do our best to create a framework of basic fairness. The vagaries of life are beyond our control, so we let Providence be responsible for that.
5. There is evil in the world and it must be dealt with swiftly and honestly. Imperfect good guys and evil bad guys are not the same. We work to defeat evil and improve imperfection. We do not allow imperfection to confuse us so that we are unwilling or unable to battle evil effectively.
6. America is special, but that quality must be taught and earned by each generation. It can be lost by failure to pass it on to our progeny or their unwillingness to earn it. It is not automatically passed on in our genes.
7. Loving America is not necessarily loving our Government, just as loving our Government is not necessarily loving America. What makes America great is citizens living American values. The Government generally either stays out of the way of that or gets in the way of that.
I know, unsophisticated and over simplified, but it makes sense doesn't it?
Monday, May 03, 2010
Facebook is defaulting to sharing your profile unless you specifically disable it. This article tells you how. How these Internet services think they can get away with this, I don't know. They are getting intense pressure from Congress, and the media (like this blog). If you are a Facebook user please look at the details of your profile sharing. Even if you think you shut it down, Facebook may have opened it up. Here's how to check and correct it:
..."STEP 1: Go to the “Privacy Settings.” Go to “Applications and Web Sites.” Then go to “Instant Personalization Pilot Program,” and hit edit settings.
STEP 2: For all users there’s an automatic check in the box below, which allows Facebook to share your information with other web sites. You are automatically “opted in.” If you do not wish to share this information, uncheck the box.
STEP 3: Even after you’ve done this, it is not clear whether you need to “opt out” at the sites where Facebook is intending to share your information, like Pandora and Yelp, and soon many more sites. So you will want to look at the upper left hand corner of those sites to see whether those sites are recognizing your Facebook account and activity. Here again, you need to opt out.
But a word of caution, as Facebook concedes, your information may still be shared through your friends accounts, unless you block the application from these web sites."
Take control of your Internet info, or the Internet Powers will.
Friday, April 30, 2010
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring menI'd say that time has come! Are you an experienced patriot?
shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country
will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent
This guy is a real throwback. 41 years old, 20 seasons in the NFL and he's having his ankle tuned up in preparation for another season. Incredible!
HB 2629 has been sent to the Governor for her consideration. This bill prohibits a political subdivision from maintaining records related to the transfer or storage of firearms. This legislation arose from reports of Mohave County being overly exuberant in recording information on people who are required to store their firearms in public buildings, in effect registering gun owners and their firearms.
Please contact Governor Brewer, using the letter at the link above, and urge her to sign HB 2629.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Ironic how the Obama Administration excuses the threats from Iran, North Korea and other countries to reduce the tension with our international enemies then creates new ones among our own citizens.
It shows a real twisted moral compass when you label peaceful, legal political dissenters among your own citizens as terrorist threats at the same that you excuse and apologize for international terrorists and their sponsors.
The more the administration labels the legitimate dissenters amongst it's citizens as terrorists and enemies, the more assertive and genuinely committed those dissenters become. The administration is providing the catalyst for a truly effective opposition to it's policies. It may take years, but the damage done to today's left could be truly transformational. Never saw that coming as the result of an Obama victory.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
We can and must win these political battles local, nationally and internationally. Only toughness, persistence and creativity are required. More toughness and persistence than creativity. Do you have what it takes?
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
- Read the actual words of the Constitution. Think about them. Do not attempt to make them fit any predisposition you may have. Think about them some more.
- Look up the meaning of words that are unclear to you using a dictionary that was used around the time the Constitution was written. Think about those definitions. Consider what they would have meant to a very brave independent-minded person who was very much under the thumb of a desperate foreign king.
- To further clarify terms or concepts, read and analyze other writings of the Founders. This is an incredible help in attempting to understand the original intent of the Founders. They wrote many communications to each other and the public that provides tremendously detailed background and explanations of their thinking. The dictionary mentioned in Step Two can be helpful here as well. Again, read the actual words.
That's it! You take a couple of months to leisurely, thoughtfully go through that 3 step process, and you will have a better understanding than the vast majority of todays supposed Constitutional scholars.
Here are some excerpts from one of my favorite Founders writings that are very clarifying and pertinent to the Constitutional crisis we now find ourselves in:
“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the general welfare, the government is no longer a limited one possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one subject to particular exceptions.” James Madison, “Letter to Edmund Pendleton,” -James Madison, January 21, 1792, in The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, Robert A Rutland et. al., ed (Charlottesvile: University Press of Virginia,1984).
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
-James Madison, 4 Annals of congress 179 (1794)
"…[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”
Monday, March 22, 2010
The good, if inconvenient news is anyone following the process is getting quite an education in it. This article is a great example - covers most of the requirements of the process over the next couple of days. Here's to the Internet, alternate media and hard headed "system gaming" libs. They are making us pay attention.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
RealClearPolitics - Video - Dem Congressman: "If You Don't Tie Our Hands, We Will Keep Stealing"
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Among the reasons I am no longer a Democrat, is the ongoing outrageous double standard among the media and political class. Ted Kennedy can kill a woman and flee the scene and nearly become President while Sarah Palin is attacked and marginalized because she wrote a couple of notes on her hand in preparation for a speech. The lack of proportion is mind boggling. What do you think?
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.We are there!
Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.Are we there yet?
Friday, February 05, 2010
One, the daughter of an English storekeeper and lay Methodist preacher. The other an actor and the son of an alcoholic salesman and lay preaching mother. The other 2 Polish. One a shipbuilder, Union leader and son of a carpenter, the other the son of a non-commissioned Army officer, was a manual laborer and Catholic priest. The lives of these unlikely heroes through the coincidental vicissitudes of life or intercession of Providence (depending on your perspective), intersected and together they destroyed the most evil system of slavery in the history of man. Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Lech Walesa and Pope John Paul II redeemed the 20th century.
Last Friday Lech Walesa spoke in Chicago at a campaign event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski, and this is what he said:
"The United States is only one superpower. Today they lead the world. Nobody has doubts about it. Militarily. They also lead economically but they're getting weak. But they don't lead morally and politically anymore. The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope, whenever something was going wrong, one could count on the United States. Today, we lost that hope."If he has lost hope, what hope do we have?
The same hope of a shipbuilder and Union leader in Communist Poland. The hope of a Catholic priest that lost his entire family by the age of 20 and endured Nazi occupation of Poland in World War II. The hope of an average girl in Britain living in a humble flat above her fathers shop during the Battle of Britain. The hope of the young boy during the Great Depression, who rescued his drunk and unconscious father from the snow before he froze to death on his front lawn.
None of those people came from elite families. None but Margaret Thatcher were particularly highly educated in the traditional sense. None came from money, position or fame. All possessed unbending optimism, unapologetic moral and ethical clarity, and deep personal faith. Perhaps most importantly they all possessed an indefatigable work ethic. Optimism, moral clarity, faith and a work ethic forged in the Great Depression, World War II, the slavery of despotic Communism and significant personal difficulties in their lives.
We cannot all be President of Poland, the United States or the Prime Minister of Britain. Most will never become the leader of a great world religion. But some among us will. We can only hope the strength, moral clarity, optimism and faith formed in today's adversity will be manifest in them as it was in those 4 moral titans of the last century.
That is my hope.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Rail - one of the liberals' most popular pet projects and perennial failures. We all know how well those projects turn out. Just look at Amtrak, and dozens of other municipal tax devouring boondoggles. Now it's presented as an environmental job program to entice us into ignoring the facts of history.
"You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole-vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people."
Whatever it takes to take over 1/6th of the American economy they will do. What will we do to defend it?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
It's like having a realistic and healthy diet that isn't so restricted that it's impossible to adhere to. A little wiggle room prevents the inevitable failure that can often occur when realities of cheesecake and hot dogs are confronted in the real world.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
If nothing else, this situation deserves very close scrutiny. Check out the facts and make up your own mind. If your conscience permits make a donation.