Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Close Call at the Movies

The above is the headline under which The Wall Street Journal's Best of the Web column today published the following item and comment: 
An employee at a Cookeville, Tenn., movie theater called police the other night "after seeing a man with a holstered pistol walk into the theater," WSMV-TV reports. The movie was briefly stopped after officers responded to the scene. The cops asked if anyone was carrying a gun, and three men stood up. "The officers explained the [theater] policy prohibiting weapons and asked the men to return their guns to their vehicles, which police said they did." All three men had proper permits for their firearms.
Thank goodness there was no violence in the theater that night, with the crowd left defenseless like that.

K.R.'s Response: Not to worry -- in Tennessee the audience probably included a half dozen or so armed citizens who didn't respond to the officers' inquiry . . . and those sheep dogs may or may not have bothered to get officialdom's permission to enable themselves to defend the lives and well being of those important to them. 

Today's Reality -- Accurately, Harshly, and Perhaps Offensively Stated

Monday, July 30, 2012

Damn the Rules: Full Speed Ahead (Blindly)

Government out of control and on autopilot substantiates the observation of Otto von Bismarck, Germany's iron chancellor. that people sleep better at night if they do not know how their laws or their sausages are made.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Commemorative Firearm

An American firearms manufacturer is coming out with a new pistol in honor of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Reprehensibles.
It will be called the "Congressman"

It doesn't work and you can't fire it!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Wise Clergyman

. . . and things have only gone down hill since the Rev. Edward Everett Hale was asked if he prayed for the America's Senators:

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Fed and Its Demorat Defenders

It is more than a little ironic that the Demorats in the Senate and the White House will prevent enactment into law of the House passed bill to audit the Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank that is not accountable to anyone for anything.

The Demorats like to pose as the party of Jefferson and Jackson, the founding leaders of the Democratic Party, from which today's Demorats degenerately descended. Both Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson loathed the big banks of their time and fought against the centralization of economic power. And the fearsome and fearlessly combative Jackson won the greatest of his many battles when he succeeded in terminating the Second Bank of the United States, the forerunner of the Fed as the nation's central bank of his time.

As for proposal to audit the Fed, one astute observer has stated:

. . . the reality of auditing the Fed is akin to auditing a mafia counterfeiting operation. We know they are doing it and the great majority of people approve of them doing it.

Auditing the Fed, while maybe a small step for mankind, does nothing to really end the crime of central banking.  All auditing does is ask the man who robbed your house what he did with the proceeds and then letting him go on about his business.

Until people realize that nothing will change for the better.  Unfortunately, very few in the world have any critical thinking abilities, again thanks to the government indoctrination centers and fascist media propaganda.  Therefore, central banking, like Soviet style central planning, will only end once they destroy themselves because all artificial, criminal systems are unsustainable.

(The above quoted material is from 
Jeff Berwick's online Dollar Vigilante 
column of July 26, 2012.)  

Successful Gun Grabbers: A Historic Gallery

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Few Currently Relevant Thoughts From Mr. Jefferson

It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.
. . .Thomas Jefferson
Notes on the Virginia Query 19

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
. . . Thomas Jefferson  
letter to Peter Carr

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Election Observations

Though not a fan of Mitt Romney, I do find valid the following observation by the estimable Lee Rodgers (whose always edifying and entertaining blog can -- and should daily -- be reached  by clicking here).

Thoughtful people hoping for a president who can actually accomplish something in a leadership role should be considering the respective backgrounds of the candidates.

Mitt Romney built, from the ground up, a hugely successful business enterprise that created thousands of jobs.

What has Barack Obama ever actually DONE? Besides and before bedazzling those enchanted by either his complexion or white guilt . . . what? 

And this, from Don Kates, a liberal Democrat and eminent civil rights attorney:

The one outstanding characteristic Romney has is that he is not Barack Obama.

Or to put the case for Romney in its most compelling way: when you've hit rock bottom, doesn't any change have to be for the better?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Outsourcing Leader

Bain Has Nothing Like the Green Graveyard In Which the Obama Administration's Fantasies Are Buried

Here, thanks to The Heritage Foundation, is a list of a dozen politically correct corporate corpses -- companies that went bankrupt and took  the taxpayer funds that the government shoveled into them to the Obama administration's green graveyard:

*  Abound Solar (Loveland, Colorado), manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic modules.

*  Beacon Power (Tyngsborough, Massachusetts), designed and developed advanced products and services to support stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid operation.

*  Ener1 (Indianapolis, Indiana), built compact lithium-ion-powered battery solutions for hybrid and electric cars.

*  Energy Conversion Devices (Rochester Hills, Michigan/Auburn Hills, Michigan), manufacturer of flexible thin film photovoltaic (PV) technology and a producer of batteries and other renewable energy-related products.

*  Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Marlborough, Massachusetts), manufactured and installed solar panels.

*  Mountain Plaza, Inc. (Dandridge, Tennessee), designed and implemented “truck-stop electrification” technology.

*  Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsens Mills Acquisition Co. (Berlin, Wisconsin), a private company producing ethanol.

*  Range Fuels (Soperton, Georgia), tried to develop a technology that converted biomass into ethanol without the use of enzymes.

*  Raser Technologies (Provo, Utah), geothermal power plants and technology licensing.

*  Solyndra (Fremont, California), manufacturer of cylindrical panels of thin-film solar cells.

*  Spectrawatt (Hopewell, New York), solar cell manufacturer.

*  Thompson River Power LLC (Wayzata, Minnesota), designed and developed advanced products and services to support stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid operation.

Neither Bain nor any other private enterprise would have survived such an investment record . . . nor should the administration that compiled it.

et tu, Dr. Seuss?

I do not like this Uncle Sam,
I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks,
or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like ex-speaker Nasty Nan ,
I do not like this 'YES, WE CAN!'
I do not like this spending spree ---
I'm smart; I know that nothing's free.
I do not like your smug replies,
when we complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it --- nope, nope, nope!

Go Green – recycle the White House!

Friday, July 20, 2012

et tu Junior?

Abuse of Governmental Power

Getting on the enemies list of the nation's orator-in-chief can make one's life fraught with difficulties, as is spelled out in this Wall Street Journal essay.

One's liberty and property immediately are placed at risk. Even if the onslaught of regulatory attention comes to naught, the process is hugely expensive and extremely stressful to its target to an extent that is almost unimaginable.

It is beyond doubt that such actions have a chilling effect on legitimate political opposition to a dishonorable administration, and that effect is neither incidental nor accidental. It is intended by the morally corrupt administration that targets those it views as enemies.

Abandoned Principle

The best government is that which governs least

. . . and the abandonment of that founding principle is at the core of many of our current problems.  Government makes a mess of almost everything it touches and today it is omnipresent, extending its reach into most aspects of the life of every American.

A Wizard In Math As Well As In Oratory

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Different Kinds of 911 Numbers

Your not-so-humble blogger had occasion this morning to again recall the violent death last February of a Berkeley, California, neighbor -- the one who was beaten to death in his own front yard by a prowler wielding  a ceramic flower pot. That occurred 13 minutes after the city's finest decided not to respond to the call for help that the victim had made to the police department's emergency number.*

The incident highlights the difference between the two different kinds of 911 numbers:

*  The first utilizes a telephone and can be characterized as dial-a-prayer.

*  The other utilizes a different kind of instrument -- one designated by 911 with an additional numeral one in front of the others.

Those who understand this also know that the second kind of instrument is far more reliable and effective than the first but is to be resorted to only in extremis. Those who don't get it can request and receive edification by e-mail -- to and from the address set forth high in the column at the right -- or remain satisfied as helpless potential victims, blissfully unaware of the accuracy of the adage that, at best, when seconds count the police are just minutes away.

*  Additional details and information on the horrendous incident can be accessed by clicking here.

Eighth (and Final) Daily Look at the Obama/Demorat Record

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Views from Obamaland

The following are just a few of the many excellent graphic comments posted on the superb website that can be reached by clicking here:

Hey Wright brothers,
you think you’re so smart,
saying, “I made this.”
You didn’t build that.
Someone else made that happen.

The Exceptions:

and perhaps:

Degrees of Disgrace

Well, Harry Reid and other members of Congress, they're just furious over this Olympic uniform deal. He says we should burn the uniforms, and it's an embarrassment and a disgrace. Not as embarrassing as Congress constantly borrowing money from the Chinese, but still embarrassing.
. . . Jay Leno

Rx for Drugs That Works

Portugal may be leading the way on easing the multitude of drug problems that afflict western societies. It decriminalized -- something that is different than legalizing -- most drug offenses a decade ago.  Its  experience indicates that its approach works better than the horrendously expensive but obviously counterproductive and unsuccessful war that the U.S. now has been conducting for a century. See this report for the details.

Miasmatic (and Misleading) Media

Over the past weekend, CBS news repeatedly reported that its journalice had been unable to find a single instance in which stimulus money doled out by the Obama administration had gone overseas.

There are three possible explanations for those reports:

First, the journalice may have confined their inquiries to the specific dollars that went into the coffers of the recipient corporations in the U.S. and ignored the fungible dollars that they replaced there that actually were used to expand businesses and employment outside the U.S.  This enabled the journalice to ignore the offshore expansions of outfits like General Motors, which since being rescued from the brink of bankruptcy by funds from U.S. taxpayer dollars has reconstituted itself as a Chinese enterprise in everything but name, and General Electric, the bailout recipient headed by the guy who also heads Obama's job council but has been moving to China operations it previously ran in the U.S.

Second, it may on the other hand be that companies like General Motors and General Electric are too insignificant to warrant notice and attention.

Third, and most likely, the report is explicable by the fact that America's traditional media have degenerated into pretentious kept whorish enterprises, as is spelled out both in this report and The New York Times article it cites.

. . . and They're Demanding Romney's Old Tax Returns?

Seventh Daily Look at the Obama/Demorat Record

Monday, July 16, 2012

Needs To Be Kept In Mind

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
. . . Patrick Henry
Speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention

Fifth Daily Look at the Obama/Demorat Record

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Once Upon a Time

. . . Truth was uttered 
by the orator who is 
a legend in his own mind:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

. . . Senator Barack H. Obama
March 2006

But it was just that one time!