Friday, October 29, 2010

Who Got Stimulated

The Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill adds 100 agencies and tens of thousands of new regulators and enforcers.

The National Health Care bill adds 156 agencies bureaus and commissions, and an estimated 150,000 federal jobs.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Don't Forget To Mark Your Calendar

What the Press Ignores

While the propagandist press focuses on a few individual citizens who have behaved irrationally at a limited number of Tea Parties across the country, it resolutely refuses to report, as Ann Coulter does in this report, about the truly demented Democrats occupying and running to occupy public offices giving them  power to inflict their irrationality on our  whole society.

Government Spews Rosy Economic News

Surprisingly (?) rosy economic reports from the government were all the rage on the usual media propagandists this morning . . . five days before the midterm elections. 

Surprise ? ? ? ? 

Were there any reality behind the numbers the stock market wouldn't be sinking and gold prices wouldn't be surging.

See the earlier predictive post below entitled:

Government's Numbers: Always Nudged and Fudged

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Is the Fix In for Light Weight Harry?

Something funny is going on with the voting machines in Las Vegas, Nevada, and, according to this report as well as this one, all the errors are in favor of embattled Senate majority leader Harry Reid.  Is it just coincidental that the machines are serviced, and thus effectively controlled by members of the, oh, so scrupulous Service Employees International Union (the SEIU), which strongly favors and supports Reid's reelection.  

Similar reports also are coming in from North Carolina . . . and guess who calibrates the machines there.

The Appropriate Question

Viewing the Post Election Future

For a dispassionate and plausible view of the quandary that Obama will face after next Tuesday's election, where he then may take us, and what the world then will look like, take a look at this analytical prediction

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Real Knee Slapper

Only in California

The following is from a  San Francisco newspaper:


Folks, just remember as you read this, its author probably drives  and votes and comes from the same area that elected Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer, bestowing (or inflicting) them on the rest of us!

AND he or she may have already reproduced . . . .  God help us all . . . . !

Monday, October 25, 2010

Black Robed Tyrant Pushing Racial Quotas

Don't worry, be happy if you are a New Yorker because a judge is going to ensure that your fire department is racially balanced (though perhaps not as qualified as it could be to perform its public safety responsibilities). Read this report on how one unelected and unaccountable elitist is trying to take over the New York City Fire Department's personnel policies and impose his racist agenda on the department.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Coming Reality

Now showing live in Paris (as well as in certain U.S. cities and neighborhoods) and coming soon to a street near you. Watch this preview.

Mourning in America

Fight Back Against the George Soros Broadcasting Network

If additional evidence were needed that National Public Broadcasting -- both radio and television -- is nothing more than a hard left pimping outlet for George Soros and his statist cohorts, the last bit of proof was provided during the past week by the propaganda network's inability to tolerate even the amiable left of center views of Juan Williams.

He's gone . . .  and so too should be everybody else who supports the free exchange of ideas and open public debates . . . as well as taxpayer subsidies for the media outlet noteworthy for the pretentious and sanctimonious tones with which it emits its endless flow of progressive advocacy.

There is a way to fight back as public broadcasting currently is in the midst of another of its seemingly endless donation seeking beg-a-thons. Let's all call them . . . repeatedly, clogging their lines. Wait for a live agent and tell them that we reject public propagandizing and find public broadcasting intolerant and intolerable, and that we will do everything possible to cut off the flow of public funds to the network.

The number is: 


Mission Accomplished

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ms. Midler Understands the Situation

I haven't left my house in days. I watch the news channels incessantly. All the news stories are about the election; all the commercials are for Viagra and Cialis.

Election, erection, election, erection . . . .

Either way we're getting screwed!
. . . Bette Midler

A Necessity Arrives

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beyond Disgustingly Excessive

Election Won't End Need for the Tea Parties

A report that appeared in The Wall Street Journal in the last couple of days made clear that establishment Republican leaders in Congress fear being viewed as "obstructionists" after the upcoming election. Anticipating that the GOP will win a majority of the seats in at least the House of Reprehensibles,  they already are preparing to surrender . . . to cooperate with their Democrat counterparts and the Obama administration.

To guard against sellouts to unending expansions in the size, scope, and costs of government the Tea Parties will have to remain active for the foreseeable future . . . to continuously make clear that they will produce and support challengers to remove from public offices those who don't consistently act to bring government back to, and to confine it within the limits prescribed by the Constitution.

Make RINOs an endangered species. Preferable an extinct one. 

Eternal vigilance really is the price of freedom.

Government's Numbers: Always Nudged and Fudged

It's always wise to distrust anything put out by the government. 

That's particularly true during periods running up to an election . . . and especially the upcoming one.

Today's news contained a report that new unemployment insurance claims were lower than had been anticipated. At the same time, the comparable report for a prior period was adjusted upward. Read on to understand (or confirm what you already understand) about what is going on.

Also, the government is scheduled to report on the gross domestic product and again on employment data just a few days before November 2 and the reports undoubtedly will be a rosy ones.

The problem is, as the old saying goes, that while "figures don't lie, liars can figure."

The whole charade is part and parcel of the ruling establishment's electioneering campaign effort to convince the gullible that despite every real world indication to the contrary, the administration's ministrations are improving the nation's economic conditions.

Look out though. All the numbers will be "adjusted" after the election to bring them a bit more in line with reality though not sufficiently to reflect just how dire the situation actually is.

Can Anyone Help With This?


Does anyone know how to cancel a bid on eBay?

 I put in a bid for a “Mickey Mouse Outfit” and now it seems I'm only six minutes away from  owning Obama’s entire Cabinet.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ruminations From Cajun Country

A good ol' boy writes:

While in Breaux Bridge , La. last week I saw a Muslim fall into the Bayou Teche one morning and, being a responsible citizen, I informed Emergency Services.

It's 6:00 p.m.  and they still haven't responded!  

I'm now starting to think I've wasted a stamp !

Monday, October 18, 2010

From the Annals of Government Medical Care

This Saturday, one of Greece's most respected newspapers, To Vima, reported that the nation's largest government health insurance provider would no longer pay for special footwear for diabetes patients. Amputation is cheaper, says the Benefits Division of the state insurance provider . . . .
Greece's National Healthcare System was created in the early 1980s, during the tenure of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. Papandreou, an academic, won election under the slogan, Αλλαγή, which is the Greek word for Change.

From the October 12 Wall Street Journal

Ohio Has Triple Tragedy Weekend

Number one Ohio State Buckeyes go to Wisconsin and lose.  The Cleveland Browns go to Pittsburgh and also lose. And if that's not BAD ENOUGH, Obama and his wife show up at Ohio State.

From 'Bill the Signman Speaks'   --

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What Progessive Statists Can't and Don't Want To Recognize

All the confusion among liberal elitists about, and their attacks on the Tea Party movement come down, as this superb essay makes clear, to one very basic thing:

Those participating in and supporting the Tea Parties don't believe the Constitution is obsolete and they want government to be confined to the limits prescribed by that founding document.

This is too threatening to be dealt with by those who make up the progressive establishment. Therefore they cannot acknowledge or recognize the basic concept underlying the Tea Party movement . . . and adamantly cling to their willful refusal to do so. 

The last half dozen paragraphs of the linked essay should not be missed.

A Judge Gets It Right

Declining the Obama administration's efforts to get him to join it on the far side of its magical looking glass, a U.S. Federal District Court judge has ruled that challenges to Obamacare can proceed. In doing so, the jurist noted that in pressing for enactment of the legislative monstrosity, the administration insisted that payments that the law would required from individuals who did not purchase health insurance would be penalties and not taxes, but now are seeking to defend such required payments as a taxes. Declining the administration's efforts to deal from whichever side of the deck it deems most expedient at the moment, the judge, according to reports that can be found here and here called the effort an "Alice in Wonderland tack" and refused to permit it.

Another Way To Counter Violent Criminal Threats

Warning Note: This is not favored by those who view a rape victim lying dead in an alley as morally superior to a woman who shoots her would be attacker dead.

Our World Is a Dangerous Place . . . and That's Nothing New

Terrorism may be shattering widespread illusions of safety and security in western societies,  awakening comfortably somnolent  populations, and forcing them to see the world as it actually is -- a dangerous place with violence and threats of violence a normal, consistent, constant, and enduring aspect of the human condition.

So relax . . . but do so while staying alert.  Also, keep in mind that every individual is his or her own first responder with primary responsible for his or her own survival. No matter what governmental authorities may tell you, your life and well being are not as important to them or to anyone else as they are to you. Government wants you to be dependent on it and its agents, but, as the saying accurately has it, when seconds count, help is just minutes away . . . or perhaps even hours, days, weeks, months, or years.

A few useful tips on how to counter terrorist and other human threats of violence can be gleaned from this essay and the materials to which it provides links.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Dangerous Illusion

NATO has become our time's version of the Maginot Line, an outdated structure that creates the illusion of affording a defense but that has outlived its real world usefulness. It currently has little, if anything, to do with the North Atlantic. Its members have different interpretations of their treaty commitments, and the organization is in shambles. The how and why of NATO's degeneration and its current status are spelled out in this clear headed analysis.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Presidential Leadership -- the Real Thing

It does exist and we have seen and are seeing it . . . in Chile.

Chile's president was on the scene throughout the extractive rescue of the 33 miners who had been trapped a half mile beneath the earth's surface. He was there, really there, in person, giving aid, comfort, and support to the miners' families, the rescue workers, and the people of the nearby town that is the home of most of the miners.

He didn't:

*  Make any grand and eloquent speeches.

*  Proclaim that he would not sleep until . . . whenever or whatever . . . only to then disappear on vacation.

*  Find fault with or blame anyone.

*  Threaten to keep his foot on anyone's throat.

*  Just fly over the site and land only to pose for a brief photo opportunity. 

*  Appoint a commission to study the situation and submit recommendations to him about how to deal with it..

He listened to the available experts on site. Learning that there were three means that were likely to succeed in rescuing the miners, he immediately made a decision to pursue all of them simultaneously, and then made sure that all necessary equipment, materials, and support was available. The effort succeeded two months earlier than had been anticipated., Then, without hogging the spotlight or claiming any personal credit, the Chilean  president quietly joined in the joyful celebration of the safe return of all of the miners to their loved ones.

America once upon a time had leadership like that.

Degraded Science

An eminent physicist reveals and decries how the focus on, and pursuit of political correctness and big money have corrupted science.  See his letter of resignation from what previously -- in the not too far distant past -- was a highly and deservedly respected professional organization that never would have tolerated, let alone participated in the global warming fraud.

Sign in Indiana Storefront Window


P.S. : It's a funeral home window

Happening in Phoenix

This photo was taken at an August protest rally at the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix. Capitol Police and Homeland Security would not let Americans or veterans who were there do anything about the desecration of the flag.

Several individuals were threatened with arrested and told they would be booked  on federal charges if they did anything to interfere with demonstrators who were spitting on and stomping on the flag and burning it with cigarettes. One soldier who reportedly had just returned from Iraq was said to have been thrown to the ground by Capitol Police and Homeland Security when tried to grab the flag. 

Al-Qaida Not Hiding Its Grisly Hopes and Intentions

In an English language magazine that it publishes, Al-Qaida calls for carnage in and against America by our homegrown Muslims. The open effort to recruit and instruct American Islamists to sow death and destruction against their countrymen reflects their contempt for the rest of us and their confidence that we are too steeped in bogus tolerance to rouse ourselves from the lethargy that prevents us from undertaking any aggressive defense actions to effectively counter their murderous hopes and intentions. Read about it in this article that currently is circulation among anti-terrorist law enforcement personnel and units.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Canadian Press Report

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration.  The recent actions of the Tea Party are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, and agree with Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck.

Canadian border farmers say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, news paper writers, animal-rights wacko's  and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.

“I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn,” said Manitoba farmer Red  Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota .  “The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry.  He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken.  When I said I didn’t have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, rude eh?”

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them.  He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields.  “Not real effective,” he said.  “The liberals still got through and Rush annoyed the cows.”

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons and drive them across the border where they are simply left to fend for themselves.

“A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions,” an Ontario border patrolman said.  “I found one carload without a single bottle of imported drinking water They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though.”

When liberals are caught, they’re sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives.  Rumors have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border.  Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs..  After catching a half- dozen young vegans in powdered wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the ‘50s.  “If they can’t identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age,” an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and are renting all the Michael Moore movies.  “I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can’t support them,” an Ottawa resident said.  “How many art-history and, black study majors does one country need?”

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice President Biden met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals.  A source close to President Obama said, “We’re going to have some Paul McCartney and Peter, Paul & Mary concerts.  And we might even put some endangered species on postage stamps.  The President is determined to reach out,” he said.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Notable Quote

The Late Joe Sobran on Obama:

Nor has he said anything memorable -- not even a single aphorism over this long campaign. And the title of his book 'The Audacity of Hope' -- what on earth does that mean? He is always hinting at a substance that is never disclosed to us. He seems to live by raising vague aspirations he never fulfills.

A Dose of Reality

This will come as a chilling dash of cold water for those who bask under the illusion that they can rely on governmental authorities to keep them safe and secure. This account, which pierces that myth and reveals the truth behind the curtain, comes from Don Kates,a distinguished civil liberties attorney and one of the nation's preeminent second amendment scholars:

We see it on the news virtually every night: yet another in an endless succession of colossal mistakes by "government" agencies, often with horrendously tragic results. Innumerable examples can be cited from events in the national news: 9/11; the Enron and other major business scandals; etc.

But I want to discuss a micro-example that occurred in a city near me. In 9/2001 a 12 year old Oregon girl named Ashley Pond reported to a teacher [Linda Virden] that she was the subject of on-going sexual assaults by an adult neighbor named Ward Weaver. The matter was immediately reported by the horrified teacher to the so-called Oregon Department of Child Protective Services. When nothing was done the teacher reported it twice more, and Ashley's mother also reported it three separate times. Nothing happened because in each instance the matter was referred to the same state employee who did not think it worth referring to the local police, though the agency regulations required that all such matters be so referred.

But this really made no difference for when Ashley disappeared the police belatedly were informed, but did nothing. Nor did they bring Weaver under serious scrutiny six weeks later when another girl [Miranda Gaddis, 13] disappeared from the apartment building in which Ashley had lived. Weaver was only arrested when a naked young woman he had raped and tried to murder escaped from his house and flagged down a passing car. At that point a belated search of Weaver's rented premises uncovered both girls' bodies.

There ensued an orgy of false denials and finger pointing among the various "government" agencies involved. Eventually the head of the state agency took the unusual step of actually admitting that its employee was at fault. At the same time he announced multiple new regulations for handling such reports in the future. These will prove no more effective than the previous police report regulation which the agency employee violated.

I place quotation marks around "government" because it is a fundamentally false concept. It disguises from us the truth about the endless succession of colossal public agency mistakes reported in newscasts virtually every night. The truth is that there is no  such thing as "government." There are only the tens, scores, or even hundreds or thousands of people employed by agencies. Like people in general, these employees are sometimes corrupt and many are lazy, and all are fallible.

Remember Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis, not just as little girls who never got to grow up, but as condign examples. People who place faith in "government" are instead just relying on other people disguised by a name and training regime that sometimes make them more reliable, and sometimes less. The more vital the interests you abandon to the sole protection of government, the nearer you are to the fate of Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis.