Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Ten Buck Friday Poll Out

It's a new week and a new batch of candidates up for a poll over at Right Klik.

For those of you new to Ten Buck Fridays, it's simple enough concept for even the most liberal of democrats to follow.

Here's how it works: For Ten Buck Fridays, congressional candidates are nominated and voted on throughout the week. The winner is announced Friday and cross-promoted amongst the supporting conservative blogs. These blogs then promote a $10 per donation money bomb for the winning candidate. Would you go to the link I've posted here and cast your vote for me? Tell your friends!

Doug Hoffman is up this week. He was in the special election in the 23rd Congressional District in New York state last year. He barely lost out to the Democrat then. Help push him over the top today.

Joe Miller Moneybomb

Via Ace.

It looks like Lisa Murkowski isn't going to fade off into the sunset. Rather, she's going to go kicking and screaming, bitterly clinging to Alaska's Senate seat as if it was her rightful sweet sixteen birthday present from her daddy. In a way, I guess it was.

Joe Miller needs your help more than ever.

This year's Republican primary in Alaska has come down to a fight between the establishment and the conservative grassroots. Unfortunately, Joe Miller and his homegrown base of conservative Alaskans are facing legal battles with well-funded special interests committed to maintaining the status quo in Washington.

With your support, Joe can continue his momentum; stave off the inevitable lawsuits, and cross the finish line with another victory for the conservative movement. Please donate 50, 75, or 100 dollars to preserve the integrity of Alaska's electoral system and ensure that the true conservative is on the ballot in November.

Help Joe return the power, land, and resources of the states to the people that live in them!

I Hereby Offer A Reward Up To $100,000. . .

. . . For an Al Gore sex tape. Or anything else that would shame the Manbearpig into shunning any news or publicity for the rest of his life.

Oh, I'm not paying the one hundred large out of my own pocket. I will broker the deal.

Whoever wants to donate to the fund will remain completely anonymous (As any person in their right mind would want to be). All the tape needs to do is embarrass Al Gore enough keep him away from the public eye.

And I'm not talking about "An Inconvenient Truth" either.

To Help Clarify:  I'm not putting any of my own money toward this deal.  I have some dryer lint, a tangled spool of fishing line and a wooden nickel partially chewed by a dog that I might part with.

Need to stop doing posts like this late at night.  It seemed so much funnier then.

Monday, August 30, 2010

If You Need One More Reason To Hate The MFM*. . .

It's in their description of "overwhelmingly white audience" from last Saturday's Restoring Honor Rally put on by Glenn Beck.

*The last 'M' stands for Media. The MF means what you think it means.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Reflections After A Day By The Reflection Pool

600,000 was the number I kept hearing about the total attendance. I hold that number to be more accurate than any number the Washington Post puts out.

As for ignoring advice, it's worked so far, why stop now?

Moving on.

No matter what's been reported on Restoring Honor, it was not a protest rally. It was more of a multi-denominational call to prayer for the individual. A call for those present and to those listening if they would be the ones to stand up and be the leaders this country needs for tomorrow. So they can put together what the leaders of today are tearing apart.

Beck did walk a delicate line between preaching and asking people to look within themselves for a higher power.

I'll try to do more on this later in order to do it justice. The concept of where morals and honor come have been known to fill a book.

A couple more things and a word of before signing off:

Thanks to Jim for putting this video together.

For the 'Swimming' incident that Smitty alluded to, it happened after lunch. We were walking back to garage where the van was parked when my daughter wanted to toss a penny in a fountain. She threw one in then wanted to put her hands in the water. I looked away for one second and the next thing I knew, she was head over heels in the fountain. It was still shallow enough she could stand up in it no problem but she was soaked head to toe. I did luck out. This was one of the few times I've had a change of clothes for her. When we got back to the van, I was able to get her into dry clothes. More shaken than anything.

Also, it was very nice finally meeting Adam and Sally, fellow bloggers in arms over at Conservatives for Palin, face to face after being only names on our secret "Palinlist" email.

Next time, I will stop by the Red Radio crew's after party. Couldn't very well attend with a fiver year old, could I?

Previously: On The Road To Restoring Honor.

MORE: When the rally is over, notice how nice and spotless the grass is?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

On The Road To Restoring Honor.

The road stretched out in front of me with a full cup of coffee to keep me company. I have a bag of Krispy Kreme doughnuts next to me. It takes a man at the end of his rope to despair into a bag of those. The chocolate glazed ones were tasty.

My five year old traveling companion (daughter, it's never too young to get them involved) informed me that the doughnut with rainbow sprinkles was "Yummy".

There were good signs along the way.

This was right before picking up my Samoan attorney blogger from The Other McCain, Smitty. Read what he was able to do when you have Wi-Fi access instead being limited to the realm of a LAN like myself.

The overflow of the crowds was almost out to the Washington Monument.
Smitty and I arrived right when the rally started and couldn't crowd our way up more than halfway up along the Reflecting Pool. Those press credentials I printed out myself could only get so far.

Will be posting an update later. Meanwhile, Bob Belvedere will be posting updates today also.

UPDATED: Reflections after a day by the Reflecting Pool.

Friday Full Metal Jacket Round Up And Other Random Thoughts

I will be out of the office for some time this weekend. It's time to put on the Hunter Thompson hat and hit the road to Washington DC for the Restoring Honor Rally this Saturday. I'll leave the suitcase behind because I heard the Parks Department will be searching bags there and, well, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Also, a big tip of the hat to Bob Belvedere over at The Camp Of The Saints for grabbing the pictures of the lovely Christina Hendricks and her work for London Fog. Thanks to the show, Mad Men, retro is making a come back.

Besides, a woman like Ms. Hendricks comes along a couple of times a lifetime. The first time for me was my wife (And maybe this way, I'll be allowed to keep this blog going a little longer).

The China Traffic Jam, which stretched into 11 days, might be over?  Do you know who is a fan of China's infrastructure?  Does the President of this country have a special place in his heart for totalitarian governments?  I believe he does.  

I don't care how Green you are, this is gross. Recycled toilet paper.

I've had this suspicion for some time but this only cements why the Republican Party wasn't as interested in the Tea Parties when the parties first started rolling.  Why wasn't anyone from the Party there, listening, taking notes on any promising young speaker to potentially recruit for local and possibly state office.  Because it threatens their status as king-maker.  How else would you explain why the NRSC sending up a lawyer to Sen. Lisa Murkowski in her effort to bitter cling to her job?  The one she received when her daddy gave it to her like a Ford Mustang on her sweet 16th birthday. 

In any case, it's time to get a man on the scene.  Who better to rattle the tip jar than Robert Stacy McCain.  Have a completely independent observer on sight, reporting the facts and nothing but the facts for the public at large.

I liked what the Daily Caller did exposing the Journolist.  But when they push items like blogger pay to play that can be easily debunked, it makes me wonder.  Is he really providing a service that the market needs or is it a true vanity project of Tucker Carlson?  Most of the anti-GOP stories are rather weak and seem to be along the lines of, "See, we bite the hand too!"

I'm don't know if Tucker is the kind of guy to carry a grudge but he did bring Robert Stacy McCain's name into the story for no better reason other than to associate Stacy with the Payola 'Scandal'.  A while ago, R.S. McCain did launch Not Tucker Carlson News with about ten bucks instead of the three million dollars in seed money.  Some people can't stand a smart-ass.

At this point, you would think CBS News would only be a camera pointing at a TV broadcasting ABC News

I called it almost a year ago and was proven right last March.  Cash for Clunkers was a destructive force on the economy.  Nothing like purposefully destroying the supply of used cars to drive up the cost on them later.  It's policies like this that makes me think Obama hates poor people.

I'm not paranoid but I think there is merit to the axiom, "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action".

1.  Potential for lawsuits for random blogs.

A company called Righthaven is purchasing the copyrights to the content in many media outlets and suing bloggers who republish that content.

2.  License the crap out of bloggers. The city of Philidelphia is going after anyone who happens to make money blogging.

3.  Those compiled with Net Neutrality seem to a handful of ways to make people 'Shut Up'.

Come after bloggers on copyright laws even though most of them try to promote the website they are linking to on one hand and the other is to regulate them to death by taxes and fines.  If that's not a pattern of censorship-- and I'm going to be honest and call a spade a spade-- I'm not sure what is in today's world.

It's maybe something, maybe nothing but even paranoids have enemies.

One last thing: They told me that if I voted for McCain that teacher would be fired for voicing their opinions. . . And they were right. No, that's not a joke. The school teacher who wrote this song on his own time was fired because of it.

Countdown to the ACLU jumping in on the case in 5, 4, 3. . . Ah, who am I fooling?

Update: Linked back by Bob Belvedere. Thanks for linking this conglomerate of a posting consisting of a round up, Rule 5 and a Friday Night song.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ten Buck Fridays Winner

Renee Ellmers. Who was one of the candidates Gov. Palin endorsed on the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Renee Ellmers is a true citizen-politician running in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Having worked in the health care industry all her life, she joined countless other concerned Americans at the town hall meetings last summer to protest the disastrous Obamacare legislation. And she didn’t stop there! Renee decided to join the ranks of patriotic mothers across the country who have the courage to run for office this year and fight to make sure our children have as bright a future as we were given. Renee has an uphill battle against a truly out of touch incumbent who made news not too long ago when he was caught on video assaulting a student who asked him if he supported the Obama agenda. Simple enough question, but this Democrat Congressman who’s been in Washington for 14 years turned violent rather than answer it. My point with this is that Renee is willing to answer that question. She supports a commonsense conservative agenda which will put our country back on sound fiscal footing. Please visit Renee’s website at www.reneeforcongress.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

The concept of Ten Buck Friday is easy enough. For the price difference in going out to a restaurant for pizza to getting a frozen pizza to take home, you can support a worthy, conservative candidate for Congress. And still have some change left over.

You can donate directly to Ms. Ellers campaign here.

Reminder: If you give less than $200, you can label your donation by putting the words "Ten Buck Fridays" in the occupation field of the donation form.

Thanks to Right Klik for the screencap/picture.
Vote for Renee.

Thanks to Sinistar at C4P for the input.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Top Ten Suggestions The UN Gave To The US On How To Improve Human Rights In Our Country

From the home office out of Good Intent, Pennsylvania.

The US unprecedentedly subjugated itself to the United Nations Human Rights Council with a report on America's shortcomings. Then asked the council that consisted of nations such as China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Mexico, Cuba and other countries who seem to lack the drive to excel at human rights about how to improve upon that.

So without further ado, The top ten suggestion the UN Gave to the US on how to improve Human Rights in this country.*

10. "By 'Human Rights' we really mean is how is the ruling class being treated?"

9. "That Middle Class of yours is the scourge of the third world. Tax and regulate them out of existence."

8. "If a reporter starts asking pesky questions, make him disappear. If another one asks questions about the first reporter, make him disappear. And so on. The rest will learn eventually."

7. "Incumbency for life. Voting Senators out is no way to treat a person."

6. "Mass murders means mass graves. Simplify. Mass furnaces means small pile of ashes that you can scatter in the wind bury what's left of the bones."

5. "First Rule of Dictatorship: Never talk about your dictatorship."

4. "If you let more people in on the action with human sex slave trafficking, they will be less apt to report on you later and you will have the added benefit of holding something over their head for later."

3. "Political prisoners are a necessary evil."

2. "When in doubt, blame the Jews. The world's oldest scapegoat."

And the number one reason the UN gave the US on how to improve human rights in our country. . .

1. "Two words: Media Blackouts."

*The real joke of this is the fact that the UN is giving the US advice on how to improve human rights in this country.**

**And by joke I mean that the flip sight of the laughing theater mask is a crying mask.

***Changed the order of the jokes some and swapped one out for a better one after some input.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Video: Angry, Bitter Clinger Is Politely Told Where To Go By Enlightened, Tolerant Liberal

Warning: NSFW language.

Remember who the tolerant ones are. But who are you going to believe, what was told to you or what you see with your own lying eyes?

Tip of the hat goes to Dianne and Brietbart TV.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ten Buck Friday Poll

As Carol at No Sheeples Here reminded me, it's the start of a new week and a new poll for Ten Buck Friday.

The goal of Ten Buck Friday is simple enough. At the end of the week, chip in ten dollars to the candidate of your choice or vote in the poll and donate to the winner at the end of the week. Think about it, for the price of two value meals throughout the week for lunch, you can throw a little support toward a worthy candidate.

This week has a few Gov. Palin endorsees on the list with Renee Ellmers, Sean Duffy, and Col. Allen West.

My vote goes to Renee Ellmers. It's for the safety of random strangers who happen to pass by Bob Etheridge.

Cross posted at Conservatives 4 Palin.

"Young Mattie Fein"

Via Robert Stacy who was on set when this was filmed (Background at the link).

Why is it that whenever a member of Congress decries the wealth of Wall Street, they are worth several million dollars thanks to a close family member working on The Street?

Vote Mattie Fein. Time to kick Jane Harman out of office.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Useful Idiots"

Via Ace (If Ace is Hot Air South, then this site is quickly becoming Ace of Spades South). He linked to this radio documentary about "Useful Idiots" about a week back but it's worth checking out. It's downloadable in two parts (Part I and Part II, both about twenty minutes long).  Put them on the iPod and listen to them on the way into work.  And tell people you're listening to the BBC.  It helps to make you sound classy and know more than they do (Not to mention giving you one up over those NPR listening snobs). 

Listening about the death camps in Part I wasn't shocking.  What was shocking was how many people liked and approved of them.  They were happy that some undesirables 'Went away'.  Stalin had the ability to take the brilliant piece 'Shut Up' by Andrew Klavan to a very extreme level.  

In trying to make the perfect system on Earth, utopia's always end with death camps. 

If you think that a perfect society isn't what the modern Democrat Party is looking for, then listen to what Alan Grayson says here.  If this doesn't chill you to the bone, I'm not sure what would.

Friday Night Video: Return Of The Trek

Ace had this some time ago and while I'm having trouble finding the exact link, I've been long overdue on a Star Trek mash up.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

When Ewoks Attack!

It's nothing like how it happened in Return of the Jedi. Those Ewoks were able to get a jab or two in on an AT-ST or two but that's how movies work. Fiction where the hero who is on his quest wins in the end.

It's much more sad and pathetic when Ewoks attack in real life.

Ace has more of the back story on Emily's List and their Furry themed ad.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Why The Journolist Matters

For the average person, the Journolist doesn't matter. With bills to pay and kids to feed, who the hell is Ezra Klein and what is a 'Journolist'? That's where Marisa Tomei comes in.

And as much as it may sound like it, it's not a version of the Chewbacca defense.

Marisa had her claim to fame in with her role in My Cousin Vinnie as the girlfriend to the title character. The role where she won an Oscar.

And after that, she kind of dropped off the scene. She had a supporting role here or there but for the most part, she's been in independent films with no major studio behind it. Most notably, Cyrus.

When the rest of the nation watches movies that Hollywood makes, Hollywood watches independent movies. Sort of a farm team for potential movie talent.

Hence, why Marisa is on the cover of Shape Magazine this month. She's done her time with the smaller, independent films has a chance to move on to bigger roles. She was noticed by the movers and shakers and the time is due for another big role. A PR machine behind her is getting in gear with a puffball interview done for the magazine and a photohshopped picture on the cover.

The same with the Journolist.

2. Ben Adler – Newsweek, POLITICO
3. Mike Allen - POLITICO
[. . .]
51. Ezra Klein - Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect
52. Joe Klein - TIME
53. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University
54. Lisa Lerer - POLITICO
[. . .]
84. Ben Smith - POLITICO

If you listen to the radio news updates on the hour, many of those stories are based from The Politico.  The New York Times is what the alphabet networks base their nightly newscast on.  Not everyone on the Journolist are daily reads for the of the news industry but a good portion of them are.

Many of the sites and news bureaus that staffed members of the Journolist are what other news bureaus based their daily reads from.

It's a long way to go for just a picture of Marisa Tomei.

Are The Republicans Getting A Clue?

The Magic 8 Ball says "All Signs Point Yes".

Not sure if the Tea Party's message about fiscal responsibility* is getting through but I think the RNC is learning how to use the New Media.

The first ad plays to the base more than anything.

That was a piece of white bread as an appetizer. The red meat of the entrée is here. This is a good great example of messaging.

Who knew at the .47 second mark, Barack Obama was such a Larry the Cable Guy fan?

It's effective because it uses what the progressive members of the US Government say as a juxtaposition with things Ronald Reagan said. I only wish they more clearly identified the members of Congress in the video.

*Most of the Republicans were following the lead of George W. Bush with the government spending. Not a defense for them but more of an indictment of not having a spine to stand up to the defacto leader of the party. W's was not a conservative. At some point, the social liberalism aspects of Compassionate Conservatism will outweigh the fiscal conservatism aspects.

**Wow, reviewing this and I noticed quite a few tangents. Where's my Ritalin?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Response To Katha Pollitt, Member Of The Famed Journolist

Been out of town for the last week and now I'm able to get back into the normal daily grind of blogging.

Catching up on some of the Daily Caller's releases of the Journlist email archives when I noticed this from Katha Pollitt:

Katha Pollitt
Aug 7, 2009, 12:20pm

Fascism was a historical phenomenon. That’s why I don’t like the way the word is used today. Fascists wanted a big all-powerful state that would both reach down into people’s lives at the most intimate level and support the( racially pure) masses economically through jobs, public works, and so on. That doesn’t have much relation to what american rightwingers want. They want a tiny defunded state that would use its diminished power and authority mostly for war, border patrol, prisons, repression of dirty effing hippies etc. but would leave ordinary citizens to sink or swim. Unlike the German or Italian fascists, today’s US rightwingers have nothing concrete to offer people. Just the pleasures of racism and selfishness and fear.

With the exception of the last line, she almost gets conservatism.

The war line is a bit much. A strong national defense is preferred in a world with other nations who at their morning prayers shout "Death to the US!" and trying to develop nuclear weapons.

The hippies argument I half to agree with. Not so much as what conservatism is but what any normal, rational person ought to do.

As for the "ordinary citizens to sink or swim." Well, not to put too fine a point on it but yeah. Duh. It's personal responsibility and liberty. It gives Americans the chance to succeed and, strangely enough, the chance to fail. Which is a form of success depending on how they pick themselves back up.

Anyway, is it just me or is the irony alarm going off when she's talking about a government who is all reaching into the lives of the population? If I may take a little bit of liberty with her quote "Fascists wanted a big all-powerful state that would both reach down into people’s lives at the most intimate level and support the( racially pure) masses economically through jobs, public works, and so on". It's a little bit closer to what this administration is looking to do. Case in point, making it a law for everyone to buy an FM radio.

I'm not even going to get into what Obamacare will entail.

But for an idealoge like Katha Pollitt, she can't quite square that circle.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Real Or Fake

I had the chance to use this video over at Conservatives for Palin but it's worth it's very own posting over here as well.

Michelle Muccio, The Rebel Economist is back with a new video.

Quizzing people out on the street about which projects from the Economic Stimulus --AKA,"Porkulus"-- are real or fake.

Update: A bit more about Michelle. She has made other videos in the past about an alternative to the Stimulus and has schooled Bob Schieffer on economics.

Since that time, she's managed to get herself married to some lucky guy.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This Would Happen To Most Every Man. . .

. . . Should he find himself interviewing Christina Hendricks.

Via College Humor where it's still available. Unlike Youtube.

Instead Of Passing A Congressional Budget. . .

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Marco Rubio Responds To Moronic Dolt, Harry Reid

For starters, Harry Reid can't see much of anything beyond his own political divide. Which explains how he can say what he did about Hispanics. A republican Hispanic doesn't fit into his mindset. Worlds collide with dogs and cats living together or something.

Which brings us to Marco Rubio. Who happens to be Hispanic and a Republican running for Senate in Florida.

Reid has a 'D' after his name. Sadly, he can make stupid statements like he did and still be sitting as Majority Leader in the Senate.

Video: John McCain "I Chose Lying"

Vai here, there and everywhere.*

The main reason I would like to see McCain booted from office would be to put other Senators on notice. Maybe they would sit straighter when people came to their office with complaints about how Congress is spending other people's money. Lindsey Graham, I'm looking at you.

All too often, people talk about getting more conservative politicians into office and booting the squishes. But when push comes to shove, they're back to the LOTE (Lesser of Two Evils) vote. The old habits die hard.

Now is the chance for conservatives to put their vote where their mouth is. Vote for J.D. Hayworth and give McCain his walking papers.

It's been argued in the comments over at Spade's place about Hayworth and is he a crook or not. No more so than McCain.

So look to the larger picture. What kind of message would this send to the people in the US Senate if someone as politically safe as McCain should be out of a job? Would they write it off as a purge? Or if more 'purges' should happen, would Congress start to listen to their constituents again? If the man who is a fixture in the Senate is no longer there due to the will of the people, shouldn't that shake up the halls of Congress? No political position should ever be considered safe.

Make this year the year of the anti-incumbent. Vote Hayworth.

*I've been trying not to bogart video clips as of late. It's a bad blogging form, same as snipping entire clips of a news article from one blog then posting a courtesy link at the end, leaving nothing to click over and see. Otherwise known as 'Pulling a Chuckie Johnson'.** In this case, the video has been around so I figured it was safe to use.

**I made that up on the spot.

Cross posted at Not One Red Cent.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flamethrower VS Fire Extinguisher. Who Wins?

It's going to be a light week in blogging. Due to being in exile in northern Michigan.

Dancing Pigeons - Ritalin from Blink on Vimeo.

I'm going with what is on my Christmas wishlist (It's never too early to ask), the flamethrower.

After all, the world's going to end in flames. That and chaos. Lots of chaos.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Behind The Name Of This Blog

It was a phrase straight out of the book, Atlas Shrugs. When I read the passage in the book, it struck me as a terrific name for a blog.

And the following part of the book is no less relevant today as it was then.

The part in question:

"I quit when medicine was placed under State control, some years ago," said Dr. Hendricks. "Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I would not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward.

“I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything—except the desires of the doctors. Men considered only the 'welfare' of the patients, with no thought for those who were to provide it. That a doctor should have any right, desire or choice in the matter, was regarded as irrelevant selfishness; his is not to choose, they said, only 'to serve.

“That a man who's willing to work under compulsion is too dangerous a brute to entrust with a job in the stockyards—never occurred to those who proposed to help the sick by making life impossible for the healthy. I have often wondered at the smugness with which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind—yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in their operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it—and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn't."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Night With Hank

It does make you want to cry a tear in your beer.

If Obama Brought The Economy Back From The Cusp Of Destruction. . .

. . . Then why are food stamps at an all time high?

The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government reported yesterday.

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies for food purchases jumped 19 percent from a year earlier and increased 0.9 percent from April, the US Department of Agriculture said in a statement on its website.

Participation has set records for 18 straight months.

Unemployment in July may have reached 9.6 percent, according to a Bloomberg News survey of analysts in advance of the Aug. 6 release of last month’s rate. Unemployment was 9.5 percent in June, near levels last seen in 1983.

An average of 40.5 million people, more than an eighth of the population, will get food stamps each month in the year that began Oct. 1, according to White House estimates.

One thing I've noticed about this administration's policies is that they all are designed to put more and more people onto the public doll. Every. Single. One.

Obamacare will burden insurance companies to the point of bankruptcy. Ushering in the single payer public option.

Cap And Trade will drive the cost of coal and oil up. Artificially causing the need for 'Green' energy products that will be tax payer subsidized for use.

Perpetual bail outs for Freddie and Fannie. They're 'Too big to fail'.

It will drive the middle class to extinction with a slow bleed on the wallet. Higher costs will mean spending less money on other things like vacations, a nicer car or larger house.

All with an end game of a population at the behest of a government service. At that point, the real control happens.

It's all a bit of an abstraction on what I laid it out above. Much of it depends on a complacent election this November. Which might not happen after all.

Sort Of Related: Government Motors no longer wants to be known as Government Motors. But Ed Whitacre has a problem. He's trying to tell the 800 pound gorilla to get off the couch and leave.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Republican Scandal That's Shocking! Marcela Hoeven Bikini Scandal That Is Scandalous! And Shocking!

Or something.

So who is Marcela Hoeven you may ask? Only the daughter of John Hoeven who happens to be running for Senate in North Dakota.

Robert Stacy has more about the Scandal!!!

Three years ago, when a North Dakota political blog reported that Marcela, 23 at the time, had a modeling portfolio online, the photos disappeared the next day. The existence of this lone remaining photo (posted at a North Dakota State University student forum) was brought to my attention by a source who asked my opinion as a communications professional: Is this a scandal?

Short answer: Of course not.

A scandal would be hearing about Joe Biden's daughter snorting lines of cocaine at a party. Shocking would be John Edwards stooping his whore mistress while his cancer stricken wife was on her death bed. A shockingly good scandal would be news that Barack Obama spent twenty years in a church where the pastor preached how AIDS was invented by the white man and 9/11 was perpetrated by the Jews.

A twenty three year old model in a bikini isn't a scandal by a long shot.

Updated: At The Camp Of The Saints and The Daily Gator are trying to figure out if this is a shocking scandal or a scandalous shocker. But neither of them have yet to ask the question that matters: Who is Taylor Schilling?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Steven Crowder In Detroit

And he made it out alive.

From last winter but it's new to me.

During my time there as a low voltage tech in Michigan, I had to install a replacement alarm system in a house where the original was stolen. Yes, it's that bad there.

Video: Katie Couric Uncensored

From the barbarians over at Conservatives 4 Palin who have more.

The obvious pick-up should be that Katie doesn't go into any of Gov. Palin's accomplishments. No mention of Palin running against an incumbent Republican Governor and then beating him in the primary or anything else like that in Palin's impressive record.

Mooseburgers and beauty pageants are what Couric mentions.

Yes, this Katie Couric:

Stay classy, Katie.

Who Is Taylor Schilling?

To answer that Rand-esque question, she is the actress who will be playing the role of Dagney Taggart in the long awaited adaptation of Atlas Shrugs.

I can see her at Dagney.

I was halfway through the book when I heard that it was Angelina Jolie who wanted to play her in the movie. After that, whenever I read a line by Dagney, it was Angelina in my mind saying them. But I'm open to Taylor in the role. Too many times the name gets in the way of the movie. See Knight and Day with Tom Cruise for an example.

I shamelessly lifted this video from Donald Douglas. He tipped me off to the news of it being made into a movie. It was about Atlas Shrugs, what would you expect? It's too good not to pass by.

Besides, I still owe him an answer to this and I'm woefully behind on it.

Church Stages Fight To Set Up Officer

When the only tool in your belt is a hammer then the rest of the world's problems are nails. That's the only way I know how to explain the actions of James Harrington when he invited a white officer to his church to speak. Then had the members staged a fight in order to gauge the officer's reaction.

Imagine the headlines if the races were reversed.

Sgt. Matthew Grimes was asked to give a presentation to a church audience on July 24 at Municipal Gardens, in the 1800 block of Lafayette Road.

During the presentation, an altercation broke out in the crowd, and Grimes intervened. The officer was thrown to the ground and drew his Taser, ready to stun one of the people involved, police said.

At that point, someone stepped in and told the officer that the incident had been concocted to test the reaction of the officer to the situation, police said. Grimes suffered severe back spasms after the incident and was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment.

James Harrington, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, said he set up the scenario to test a white officer's reaction to a fight between two black men. [Emphasis mine]

Any other person would be arrested for putting an officer in the hospital.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Long National Nightmare Is Over

Lindsay Lohan is finally out of jail.

For now.

Robert Downey Jr. emailed to say that it's not going to get any easier for her.

"The Federal Government Can Do Most Anything in This Country"

The lady asking the question has a very valid point about Obamacare and how it institutes involuntary servitude. Also known as 'Slavery'.

Rep. Pete Stark answers back in a very honest manner.

For more about Pete Stark "Raving Mad", Michelle Malkin has an older video of him threatening to throw an interviewer out of a window.