February 27, 2009

No Debate - More Madness

How is it that this petty dictator, this tyrant, is RAMMING this shit through WITHOUT any procedure, WITHOUT any debate, WITHOUT meaningful opposition...yet the left is stomping and screaming about the mean tone of conservative talk show hosts (while using and employing more hate-filled words and rhetoric than any talk show host ever could) and stomping and screaming about "obstructionists" who can't possibly mount a meaningful opposition even if they wanted to? What kind of la-la land are those people living in? Look, I remember Reagan being accused of bankrupting future generations as well (by people who conveniently ignored the fact that he had a completely democrat congress and senate who demanded shit spending) and of course Bush was accused of the same thing (while Clinton was lauded for a false snapshot "surplus" that was never used to pay down any actual debt) so I'm not necessarily going to complain that we can't pay for it. Which we can't. Of course calling tax cuts an "expense" is a false complaint in the first place, and measures that ACTUALLY stimulate and grow the economy (unlike runaway spending on make-work projects and earmarks and caps collapses the economy) are at least helpful in many ways. But try explaining economics to a leftist. Heh. This runaway spending is a sure recipe for quick disaster - Obama actually knows this, it seems, which is why he keeps warning us that it's going to get a lot worse. This is nothing but a reformatting of our entire personal liberties and system of self-governance and it's just being railroaded through before anyone can blink. It's tyranny, it's despotism, it's riddled with outright lies, and there is no comparison here between anything a conservative president or legislature has done in the last 30 years or even 50. Bankrupt the people, break their backs quickly and surely, like a cat with a tasty mouse, destroy property rights and personal liberties, and you're left with nothing but a petty tyrant and dictator. I don't know which of his cronies are going to be thrown to the wolves - Pelosi? Reid? But Obi-wan is angling for absolute rule here, and it's coming. Quickly. Actually it's here; we just haven't felt the pain yet. I see the curtains being drawn very quickly on this experiment that has held up pretty well for 200 years, this experiment in self-governance and curbing voracious government. It's a dark and bloody vision, but if you can't see it, I have to think you're blind. We didn't know for sure he would do all this, but we know now. And some of you have the gall, the balls, to complain that we wanted it to fail. If you didn't, you're a fool.

Do not forget to go to Copious Dissent so that our friend in the video gets credit for his courage.

February 25, 2009

Idiots to the Left and the Right

Ok, seriously, that camera guy's clueless questions - hey, where's everybody going? It's too hilarious. But I don't think they mock this stuff on the Daily Show or whatever the hell leftwing political comedies there are on television.

Many of the other NYU students who watched the revolt fizzle said they still don't know what the rebels wanted.

"They're requesting so many different things," said Ryan Jacobson, a 19-year-old freshman. "None of it actually seems doable."

Senior NYU Vice President Lynne Brown said that whatever it was, the protesters didn't get it.

NYU did not "bend" to student demands, and the malcontents were banned from all NYU buildings until their expulsion hearings, Brown said.

When they took over the cafeteria, the students' stated cause was a demand for greater transparency in the NYU budget.

Bwahaha! THIS is what you send kids to college for. This is why US students literally get dumber for every year they spend in public de-edukation. This is why we elected a communist barrel of monkeys into full charge of the country. This is why people cheer at empty slogans and get tingles up their legs when a black man says "Stimulus." Good lord, what a world.

And from the other corner we get this madness, which is made funny by the guy, well, making fun of it. But isn't it sad that he had 8 full YEARS of such unhinged lunacy to mock on from the left and didn't take the chance to do so? What a hugely wasted comedic potential that is.

February 24, 2009

The Solution to the Mortgage/Housing Crisis

Hey, it's better than a tent city. A car city! A STINGER car city. With flashlight.

Palestinians celebrating Obama's victory - oops, I mean celebrating 9/11. Did you know that Obama's sending Gaza 900 million dollars to reward their lobbing rockets into Israel for years and countless suicide bombings and doing nothing with the land except build a terrorist base? Why doesn't Israel tell us to go to hell already?

And, come to find out Henrietta Hughes, whom Womanist Musings calls "courageous" and "the foundation of the US", and claims that questioning her only proves the GOP has no heart at all, actually is a lying cheat. She signed a quit-claim deed on the home she owned jointly (actually she owned THREE lots) with her son so that her free gub'mint money wouldn't get messed up. Foundation of the US huh? Well, I guess that's true in a way. A horrible way. Sweetness and Light has all the poop; with a big Hat Tip to Moonbattery. Now I'm left to wonder, where DID that 124 grand come from, and was she hand-picked by the Obi-wan Barrel o'M**k*ys to put on that show, or did she think it up on her own? I recall reading a little something about how one gets into one of those things, and it's mighty suspicious, but then she's a phony, too, so who knows? We'll likely find out at some point, though the very act of finding out is called cruel, heartless mockery.

Hey, at least no heavy campaign contributors are illegally using government databases to search out her fraud like they did with Joe the Plumber - no one's gonna be indicted for proving what a phony this "courageous" "foundation of the US" is.

February 23, 2009

These? The faces of the "ailing economy"?

A school bus driver with two kids who was so dumb she thought she could walk into an 800 THOUSAND dollar house? Who would think that? What made her think she could ever afford such a thing? We bought our house (in great need of repair I might add) for under a hundred grand, under 1000 square feet, one ancient bathroom and one gutted addition - and when we had to take out some equity to get essential repairs, it became necessary for me to take on full time work in order that we would have enough to pay for this MODEST house. If I'd been so stupid as to try for an 800 thousand dollar house, I'd be blaming no one but myself for a foreclosure. Instead she tells "Obama! Stop the foreclosures!" Are you KIDDING me?

And another subset of the people suffering under this heinous depression we're supposed to be in - the upper-middle-class, unemployed and loving it! Excuse me while I break out the world's tiniest violin for these people. Now which is it, because I could have sworn we were supposed to be talking about people who are forced to live in roach-infested hellholes in overcrowded cities, breathing smog and getting sick while all the doctors refuse to treat them, and instead I'm treated to morons in McMansions they (and I) could never afford, and rich people who have it a hell of a lot better than I ever have living it up on unemployment (they USED to make you look for a job while you collected; but I guess not anymore!)

The one story is supposed to, I suppose, garner sympathy but engenders more of a feeling of "You IDIOT" while the second could never have taken place under George Bush, because anything "bad" that happened under him, like someone losing their jobs, could never be reported as a positive. I also take it that the mom in that relationship, who *willingly* gave up her job, isn't going to go back to work and let dad stay home, eh? I mean, considering she's a lawyer and could probably go back to work anytime, but he keeps saying how he's going to have to, going to have to go back! Nice.

Or maybe we're supposed to be thinking of these folks, an entire family where all the siblings, spouses, parents, - every adult there is - just doesn't work, and are having a hard time making the car payments on welfare. Without that car, how is one of them (the only one even looking for work among those who never have) supposed to "keep" a job. She had "several" last year - which is always a good sign of someone who shows up on time and works hard at their job. Apparently they can't even buy as many groceries anymore on the stingy payments they get from Uncle Sam, courtesy of assholes like me who keep killing myself to work and pay my goddamn taxes so I can maintain a standard of living below what these people have. (Car payments? I've never been able to buy a car that was new enough to have payments - how did she get a loan anyway? I always had to save up a grand or so and buy a junker, then hope to hell it could be made to pass inspection. And with only liability insurance - apparently when you have car payments you have to buy full insurance. Cry me a RIVER. Maybe it's time for me to give this "system-sucking" thing a try - everyone I know who's ever done it lives better than I do, and they don't have to kill themselves.) By the way, in reference to groceries and the fact that they're fat, I don't want to hear it. Fat is not the issue here; lazy and an insistence on being worthless probably is.

February 22, 2009

Condi freaking Rice. A woman of TRUE class and eternal good taste. She never had to raise her voice (as Coulter does) but Joy Behar sat there like a stunned mule on tranqs, her jaw unhinged, unable to say a WORD. I like that. "You don't CALL him George." Classic!!!

One of those times when the collective IQ on the stage rocketed into the triple digits.

By Any Means Necessary

This is unbelievable. No comment required here.

February 21, 2009


The Magical Cloak - Part 2!

So my daughter took a brief hike over to the Quick Chek on the corner last weekend, and it were COLD. So she wore her warm, cozy, luscious cloak. (Now this is her story and I'm going to let her add to it; but since she's going too slow for my tastes I'm starting it. Neiner neiner.) It was about 2:30 AM on a Saturday night.

Suddenly a squad car pulls up and accosts her. A SQUAD CAR? Ok...there IS a curfew in this town; if you're under 18 you're not allowed out after 11PM. Never mind whether that's right or not. She does have a baby face, and looks about 12, depending. So they sometimes stop and check her ID to be sure she's not a kid, then apologize and leave. Not so this time.

THIS time they took her ID and started running her name, asking if she had any outstanding warrants. She said, "Uh, no, I DON'T have any warrants, what's the trouble?" Meantime, police car after police car began pulling up - they do that in these podunk fucking NJ towns - one guy gets a live call and suddenly they ALL show up to see the fun - and she stood there having a cigarette and laughing. Because it was already really dumb.

They told her - and I'm serious - that they received a call in to the station that someone was outside dressed as a SUPERHERO.. A what? Not a Druid? And, pardon me, but when you get insane calls like that, shouldn't it go more like,

"There's a person outside dressed as a WHAT?"

"A...(whispering) superhero."


"Well he's OUT THERE. Dressed as a...(whispering) superhero."

"What's he doing, ma'am?"

"He's...(whispering) WALKING."

"Walking? Is he doing anything else?"


"(low voice) No."

"Yeah, ok, we'll be sure to check THAT out." Click.

Or perhaps, "Ma'am, put down the vodka bottle and go to bed now."

Instead they send the entire fucking police force to check it out? Are you kidding me?

So while they're RUNNING HER NAME, she asks, "Um, so is there something illegal about wearing a CLOAK?"

Actual answer, "Well, well, no...but we just want to know why you're wearing it." WHAT?

Possible answers:

It is the will of Landrew.

You speak in strange whispers my friend...but you better hurry, it is the red hour.

No more blah blah blah!

Actual answer: "Because it's COLD out here!"

As the other police cars showed up, the accosting officer yelled over to each one in turn, "It's ok! She was just wearing it because she was cold!" and they went off on their merry way.

What in FUCK can be going on here? How in the HELL do police answer such a ridiculous call, and harass an innocent citizen who's walking down the fucking street? She asked them what IF she had been wearing a superhero costume, or a fucking TUTU for that matter...no answer. When they determined she had no warrants, they left her alone. Jesus. She wasn't even carrying a sword. She should try that next time.

February 20, 2009

Say What?

Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy and his dog, SPLASH.

Wait, what? His fucking dog is named SPLASH? Am I the only one that got the piss-shivers reading that? It's worse than naming the damn dog Mary-Jo, FFS.

Also, the video below is HILARIOUS.

February 19, 2009

Best 911 Fail Ever

And yes, he said "drag." LOL

In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

Guess The Onion gets it right sometimes, eh? Nice satire (or is it parody?) Whatever, it's funny.

February 18, 2009

Of Cabbages and Chimps

So there's a story that's apparently been big news (see, I told you I don't watch/read that shit; which is why I don't know this stupid story - and I'll tell you why it's stupid in a minute) about a pet chimp who went bad (possibly rabid?) and attacked its owner's friend. Eventually the animal had to be shot by policemen because it was violent. Now the reason it's stupid is because chimps are NOT gentle creatures nor suitable pets for human beings. More on this later. So I guess a cartoonist from the same newspaper that's been making a big deal out of the monkey story starts thinking about how the "stimulus" is so stupid, it could have been written by an infinite number of monkeys sitting at an infinite number of typewriters, because frankly, no matter how long that goes on, they're NOT going to turn out a copy of Hamlet. Just...no. It's gibberish, and it's BAD, and a monkey may as well have banged it out randomly on a typewriter.

He puts these two things together and makes a not-very-funny but not entirely unfunny cartoon; because the image of chimps sitting at typewriters has always been funny, and really, them turning out this massive turd of a bill is appropriate.

Raaaaaaaaaaaacist! Because everyone knows that monkey = black people. And because Obama WROTE the bill...except he didn't. Daschle, Pelosi, and for all we fucking know, a roomfull of actual chimps wrote the damn thing. Had the cartoonist said they'd need someone else to SIGN the next bill, then it would have been about Obama. He didn't; he said WRITE the next bill. Jugears is no author - he didn't sit there writing this thing LOL. Jeesh. Now Al Sharpton, he does strike me as something like a gibbon, the way he jumps around and screams and acts the fool. Oh yeah, he's doing it now. You paid any of that settlement to Pagones yet, you filthy life-ruining LYING turd, Sharpton? No? Then STFU you filthy disgrace of a "man".

While I'm at it, apparently this was ok because I didn't hear anyone screaming about it.

And dozens of collages. Actually, just google Bush Chimp, hit images and see what you get.

Last time - The cartoon refers to the **author**, not the signer, of the bill, and Obama ain't it. And after 8 years of the self-same people who are bitching now making the pictures I just posted above? You can all go to hell with that complaint; even if it WERE accurate, which it isn't. I intend to call him any number of things and liken him to many animals - some of which may be monkeys, depending on his behavior, and I really don't give a damn what anyone thinks of that.

To tell you the truth, my grandfather looked EXACTLY like a chimp, and 90 times out of a hundred when I see any kind of ape I am immediately nostalgic for him. Even his hands were like theirs. Well, his fingers and nails. His expressions. George Burns did too, when he got older. Some people do look like monkeys - Obama doesn't really (except the cartoon Curious George). Maybe when he gets older he'll get that monkey look too. Meh, whatever.

I'll be interested to see the shitstorm that develops around this. The bullshitstorm, that is.

Wait, What? Chimps AREN'T good pets? Hell no.

Read the article (hilarious!) but in the meantime here's a sample:

It's sort of like a fraternity initiation, only they don't give a shit if you survive. For instance, look how the adorable monkey treats his "friend" the zoologist, who's been coming to his island and feeding him bananas for years.

If that clip reminds you less of Ross's adorable pet monkey on Friends and more of Stephen Seagal "taking out the trash," that's because you watched it. Now imagine what that monkey would do to your goofy, non-banana bringing ass if you tried to make him wear a funny hat and a necktie.

Oh, here's something to make that mental image even worse: On four recorded occasions in the last 50 years, chimpanzees have abducted, killed and eaten human babies. That's human with an H, as in Homo Sapiens, as in a human baby getting wrenched out of its mother's arms, dragged off into the forest and devoured by a chimp. We are not making this up.

Oh the Times, How They Change!

I saw a new ADORABLE collection of letters from little children to the Obamessiah, and decided to compare it to those cute little human interest stories they publish of that sort during the last administration. Quite the difference!!! Let's compare, shall we? Also - it's kinda creepy as hell, because one list reads just like an indictment while the other reads like a PRAYER TO GOD. See if you can tell which!

Letters to President Bush by THE Chillllllldreeen!

Dear President Bush,

We’re almost out of ivory toothpicks and we need a new hedge maze (the old one is too easy). Please give Daddy another tax cut. Pleeeaaassseee? If you do, I’ll get Yolanda to bake you some cookies. She’s from Mexico but don’t tell anyone ‘cuz it’s a big secret.

Chip, age 7

Awww! Isn't that CUTE? See, Bush is bad because people employ illegal immigrants at slave wages and keep it a big secret because they're imperialist assholes. Of course, the left wants illegal immigrants to have full amnesty, so I'm not sure what the hell else they're supposed to do, but hey! Logic need not apply!

Dear President Bush,

Can you really turn back time? Mommy’s life partner says you want to go back to a time when radio was popular and people wore hats and there were tigers everywhere. Just be careful that you don’t accidentally kill your own grandmother or grandfather, because then you wouldn’t exist. It’s a paradox.

Ashley, age 8

Get it? I...think I do. It means Bush is a bigot against lesbians. Or something.

Dear President Bush,

I’m hungry. Mommy lost her second job at Target and now we can’t afford relish or anything. Please put food on my family! Anything you can spare would be great. God bless!

Conny, age 7

See, Bush is starving the chiiiildreeen! And they actually write to the president to tell him they're HUNGRY. Because they wouldn't ask for food at school or anything, they are so hungry that only the president can feed them! Then they say "God Bless" because Bush is a Christofascist Godbag who imposes religion on everyone.

Dear President Bush,

I used to want to be a politician like you, but not anymore. Aunt Lucy says politicians eat pies stuffed with baby birds. I tried to bake a pie like that, and now I’m not allowed in the park anymore, not even just to use the swings. It’s not fair!

Teddy, age 9

Bush was so evil he caused little children to commit violent crimes against animals. Because he hates animals too!

Now let's see what Obi-wan Jugears gets in the way of prayers - er, letters - from children.

I would appreciate it if you would try to make this a greener planet and try to bring home the troops and end the war. I am very luckey because I am not part of a military family, but it saddens me to hear about all the people who die in Iraque and know that somewhere In the world people are greiving over a lost family member.

Oh...I guess that's a little hat tip to how heinous the last administration was, so it's really a letter about teh evil Bush. Which isn't really a CHANGE.

Another child drew Obama as the "new sunrise of America." One made Earth and labeled it "Obamaland," and still another created the president's face as half dark and half light skin tones with the words: "United We Are One."

A sunrise! That's beautiful. And the whole earth Obamaland? Well...I dunno, you might wanna check with Ahmedinejad and Castro and Chavez first...that might be considered a little presumptuous! Though I hear Venezuela just elected its president FOR LIFE! Maybe Obama could do that! Be sure to put up Che posters, too!

"Make fires and earthquakes not exist. Make no tornadoes or any of those things that break things."

Oh, no need to worry - Bush and his evil hurricane-creating-machine have been banished right along with Sauron! I'm pretty sure he ran out of power after using it to create Katrina and drown a city.

An 11-year-old boy from Ohio drew himself in tears at the side of a relative. His dream, he wrote, is that a "cure for cancer will be found" with Obama in the White House, "Because it took my aunt to a better place on father's day."

I'm sure that with healthcare rationing that he just signed into law, which will bring the experimental and exploratory pharmaceutical and medical research to a halt, that THAT dream will come TWUE! Nah, just kidding; she'd be euthanized instead; but probably not on father's day.

Sasha's drawing is an all-green globe. Her enthusiasm for Obama and his ability to get the job done speaks volumes: "I just think he's really, really awesome."

Oh he is, Sasha, he is.

Dear Mr. Obama. Please Make it rain candy! (Or Chocolate Rain?)

Oh, he will, Aaron, he will. Just ask Henrietta and Julio. Some people say the stories of them getting into those meetings and being so perfectly timed were a little fishy, but I'm sure they're just big ol' meanies who hate Santa and eat baby kittens for breakfast. If he'd rain some candy down on Hamas, maybe they'd stop killing off furry children's show hosts and bombing Israel too. Though being a martyr IS a huge draw.

Kiddie shows! Maybe you'll stop blaming Bush and blame the dirty jews if you're carefully taught.

February 16, 2009

Pretty Cool

Why doesn't stuff like that happen here?

February 15, 2009

Professional Dirt-Diggers in White House?

I'm feeling nostalgic - we haven't had professional partisan dirt-diggers in the White House since Hillary served with Bill!

For My Rottweiler Friends

I know it was all very funny (and hey, I was more than half lit, totally being silly about it) mocking Yngwie Malmsteen, but before calling him a freak again, give this one a shot, eh?

"Crappy Nappy"

Phoenix is now the kidnapping capitol of the US, and almost of the world (right behind Mexico city.) Illegals from drug cartels have been crossing into Phoenix unchecked and wreaking plenty of havoc, all right. Under Jean Napolitano's watch.

Well thank God she's out of there now, and maybe with a responsible governor they can do something about the problem.

Uh-oh. I just remembered something. She's now in charge of Homeland Security. Well, at least she promised us we won't have to worry about all those dangerous Canadians sneaking in - that's the border she intends to defend. I guess defending the other one would be too hard. Maybe we can surpass Mexico as the kidnapping capitol of the world in the next couple years! H/T to Moonbattery.

Dissing the Brits

I'm dumbfounded. Via Newsbusters:

Barack Obama loves Lincoln. It seems not a day goes by that he isn't quoting the Civil War icon or comparing himself to that great man. But it looks like we are finding one great leader that Barack Obama doesn't like so much: Winston Churchill.

It appears that President Obama is dissing the Brit's most famous and stalwart leader by quickly returning the most famous bust of the man loaned to this country by the United Kingdom in the aftermath of 9//11. The return of the bust of Churchill flustered the British government because they didn't ask for it to be returned. Our best ally was nonplussed and even quickly told Obama he could keep it in the Oval Office where Bush had displayed the piece of art. Obama told them no thanks which made the Brits even more amazed.

So, Barack Obama, the man that would "fix" our "bad image" with the rest of the world, we were told by the media, has just dissed Churchill after only a month in office? And, according to one of the only stories I can find on this incident, the British government has been made nervous about the relationship between England and the U.S. because of the casual return of their generously loaned Churchill bust.

{snip}Again... wasn't Obama the one that was going to make every ally ecstatically happy?

Actually, I think that was "make every ENEMY ecstatically happy."

But Obi-wan isn't fit to polish Churchill's shoes, at any rate. Maybe having the bust there shamed him - it ought to have. Let's see why:

"I will not pretend that if I had to choose between communism and Nazism I would choose communism."

There is no such thing as a good tax.

Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.

The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”

Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”

Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

By the way, Lady Astor sure got her licks in on Churchill, too; see here. These two were great at verbal sparring and comebacks!

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.

If you are going to go through hell, keep going.

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

A sheep in sheep’s clothing. (On Clement Atlee) (or, you know, Obama)

A modest man, who has much to be modest about. (On Clement Atlee) (or, you know, Obama)

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. -“The Sinews of Peace” speech, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1945

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fall, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour!”

Actually, it's no wonder jugears didn't want to be reminded of this great statesman, is it? It's shameful that a man who stands against everything Churchill stood for should occupy our white house. Boehner on the House Floor:

I'm with Emperor Misha on this one - fuck him, too. They knew Obama lied about letting the people SEE this stuff before it was passed, and react to it, they KNEW it was the most enormous turd EVER to come out of Washington, and all they could do was "not vote for it"? Why didn't they fight it to the fucking mat? Screw 'em.

And get this - this bill that was so urgent, so desperately needed to pass NOW - will not be signed by the President until Tuesday, because he had a 3-day weekend vacation coming. 3 days that the bill COULD have been read by congress and discussed, as well as been put up on the website for the public to read and give feedback. But it had to pass NOW or NEVER. Republicans are "obstructionists" for not wanting to pass something they hadn't read and didn't have time to read. Up is down, slavery is freedom, ignorance is strength. Unreal.

February 13, 2009

"Good Faith"?

Baby 'Liss.

McEwan today,

Now is the time for the overtures to end. The GOP has been given more than enough chance to prove they're operating in good faith. They are not.

Extraordinary. Or maybe they're, you know, acting in good faith with THEIR CONSTITUENTS and not your Messiah; especially considering support for this bill is plumetting like a lead zeppelin. But I can think of a few reasons, dear young crybaby, why the House Republicans won't vote for it. (And by the way, if everyone's acting in "good faith" wouldn't a few Dims have voted AGAINST it? Did that happen?)

    They know what devastation this bill will wreak and they don't want any of the blame.
    They genuinely think the bill is wrong.
    Their base hates them because they're mostly RINOs and liberals, and especially after the McLame debacle they have to operate conservatively - the conservative base has made it clear that this "reaching across the aisle" just so Dims can break your fucking arm is not to be tolerated any longer. They have much more to fear now than broken arms from Dims - they face the spectre of non-re-election. They have to actually be conservatives and stand up against Dim/Socialist unconstitutional bullshit.
    They don't have to vote for a bad bill just because it makes them look gracious.
    They're raaaaaacist space aliens who feast on newborn kittens and spread albino brain chiggers to the public just to watch them suffer.

Now I'm not sure, but it could be a combination of those things. But they're probably really racist space aliens.

Lefties, on the other hand, are never happy even when they get their way. They just keep wailing.

Red or Blue?

I love the Alice In Wonderland/Looking Glass imagery throughout the original Matrix. The other two movies suck wind, IMHO, but that one was pretty damn good.

Anyway, it is with a slightly surreal feeling that I quote one Lew Rockwell here, considering that, as I've stated many times before, he and I parted company more than 7 years ago. If the world were NOTHING but an economy I would have to agree with him; but he seems to forget the existence of insane people bent on destruction, and the need for defense. He even took up an ill-advised jaunt with the Huffington Post. But I really don't want to put a slew of disclaimers around everything I quote from the man (what am I, some PC slave?) because frankly, when it comes to economics there isn't much to argue here. And thus I present some indisputable info from that very source which ought to make its way to the ears of all possible hearers.

Obama's Wealth Destruction

President Obama is under the impression that history owes him $1 trillion right now to spend on whatever he wants. His language is strident and full of irritation that anyone would question his right to live out his personal dream of being Franklin Roosevelt to George Bush's Hoover. This, he says, is what the election was all about.

It just goes to show you that the presidency is something like a drug. It makes people lose all connection to reality. Part of the reality that Obama needs to recognize is that the New Deal was a calamity far worse than the initial market downturn that began it. He needs to stop basing his policies on dumbed-down civics texts versions of events and consider the economic logic.

I believe I just gave a brief rundown of that in my previous post, did I not? The initial downturn is NOT what causes a depression or a prolonged recession. Reagan proved that with that colossal market crash in '87. Oh, the newspapers were trying to scare the SHIT out of us! You know what happened? If you wanted to work, there were MORE jobs available pretty much the next freaking day. You had MORE choice, MORE power as an employee - you could make MORE money and CONTINUE your upward mobility more than ever before. Bad debts were gone; the immense destructive power, the shock and awe of the market only serves the market; and not in the "long run", either. Billions of individuals making billions of individual decisions converging into one ultimate force - the price - these are wondrous, constructive things.

With his rhetoric and policies, he has decided to demonize private enterprise, just as FDR did, as a way to present government as the great savior. Now, think about this. If there is a way out of the recession, it will have to be provided by private enterprise. It will come by new businesses, business expansions, entrepreneurship, new technology, and this will be the source of lasting jobs and prosperity.

Meh, don't blame him; he's echoing (just as Rush Limbaugh doesn't lead but merely echo the sentiment of millions of "Dittoheads") the sentiments of countless lackeys who think just. like. he. does. They've been trained to. The socialists have been in control of the publik de-edukation system and the colleges for a long time, sir. He's doing what we as a people (under the tyranny of the overpopulated, urbanite, latte-sipping city-dwellers have been demanding and demanding for a long time.

You cannot make a country rich by looting taxpayers and paying people to pound nails into siding at public schools! These activities amount to capital consumption. They are not sources of investment. You can say that they are stupid tasks or wonderful tasks, but it is not a matter of ideology as to whether such public projects will make us all wealthier. They will not. They drain the sources of wealth from society. They represent a cost, not a blessing.

I know that, and you know that, and frankly a good many of THEM know that...ask your pal Katie Couric what she thinks as she giggles with Pelosi over raping our civil rights with Porkulus Maximus and how hot Obi-wan is. They DON'T CARE. Those of us who CARE about that have been trying to ram a clue into the GOP while you've been screaming about the war and buddying up with leftists, for whom it will never, ever be enough.

I'm not so cynical about human affairs that I believe that errors must be endlessly repeated. Obama can put a stop to his madness. He needs to know — someone must tell him frankly and openly — that his current path is going to lead not to recovery, but to an extension of suffering, and untold amounts of it.

Well then maybe you're not cynical enough. Maybe you don't KNOW much about Saul Alinski and his disciples (such as Hillary, Wright, Ayers, Obama, et. al.) See, they know it and they WANT it. It gives them massive amounts of power, and THEY aren't the ones suffering under it, are they? Or maybe you haven't read Ayn Rand's discussion of slaves and masters. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slavery, and HE intends to be the master. If he's the master, where's the harm? See, I'm cynical enough to believe that Obama doesn't WANT the country to flourish and prosper but rather to be piddling slaves begging scraps off his and the government's table. We know this from the Soviet Union. THIS is why sometimes WAR is necessary, Mr. Rockwell, even though it is an economic loss. Because there ARE evil people in the world who would make you a slave even if it hurts them in the short or long term.

Go and read the rest of it, if you feel like putting up with the (some of it deserved) Bush-bashing. Say what you want about Bush, he didn't seek to crush the US under his boot and make it his servant.

Economically, he's pretty much spot on. Tragically so.

Take a fucking pill Neo. Which one will it be? If I had the power to erase my own memory and eat a fake steak that tasted good, I just might take the pill that let me do that and remain in ignorance. Unfortunately madness is not a voluntary option. The only really voluntary option in such a case is suicide (not an option for me) and possibly booze (I can do that one, within reason.)

Poor market - making its adjustments. It doesn't know what's about to hit it. Good times WERE just around the corner (not the doom and gloom Obi-wan keeps promising - but hell, even he knows what he's bringing on us.)

February 12, 2009

Oh, Ezra - Echoing New Talking Points/Memes

From Ezra Klein, The Columbia Dispatch, and most leftist blogs who just parrot their talking points: "U.S. Rep. Steve Austria said he supports a scaled-down federal economic-stimulus proposal, but the Beavercreek Republican told The Dispatch editorial board that the huge influx of money into the economy could have a negative effect.

"When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression," Austria said. "He tried to borrow and spend, he tried to use the Keynesian approach, and our country ended up in a Great Depression. That's just history."

Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.

Followed by whatever snark or silliness the blogger in question wants to add. First of all, Steve Austria doesn't know what he's talking about. This is not a huge influx of money INTO the economy - this is taking money out of your purse and putting it into your pocket. Or more accurately, a behemoth taking money out of everyone's pockets at the point of a sword and putting it willy-nilly wherever they see fit according to Porkulus. This is not an "influx" of money, this hasn't been created or produced - it's stolen, it's fiat money.

In the American context of the Great Depression, one book captures the whole onset and response. It is Murray Rothbard's America's Great Depression. He shows that it wasn't the 1929 crash that was the problem; it was the response to the crash that created the Depression. Bailouts. Price controls. Wage controls. Government programs. Trade restrictions. Crackdowns on the capital markets. And who did all this? It originated not with FDR but with Herbert Hoover — clear echoes of today. There is no understanding the present crisis without this book.

There was a massive crash (equal to or greater than 1929) that occurred during the massive Reagan boom. The response? Nothing. The press squawked for a day or two that we were going to sink into a massive depression, but there was nary a blip. Bad companies folded and new ones sprang up immediately; bad debt disappeared and good investors filled the gaps. No one got bailed out, and the market adjusted pretty much overnight. Had they been distorting the market consistently as in recent years with interventions by government, trying to stave off possible recession (which is just the name of the period when the market adjusts from distortions, on its own), there might have been some temporary ill effects, as postponing the inevitable makes the eventual reality worse each time. But society was quite upwardly mobile at the time, and no such thing happened.

This time, we are going the Hoover/Roosevelt route. First bailouts, then caps, controls, and finally, the monster with a trillion heads - Porkulus Maximus. The same Keynesian route Roosevelt took that deepened and prolonged the Great Depression into permanent proper noun status. We can eventually recover, but only with an eventual return to a free market, a period of adjustment (which will NOW, due to massive intervention and distortion, be longer and more painful than it need have been) and a reversal of these absolutely destructive and unconstitutional plans. I'll include a layman's explanation below, but buy the book so you can get a handle on the reality here and not just buy into these ludicrous talking points that really, make no economic sense.

February 11, 2009

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard UPDATE

Raaaaaaaaaacist! (Figured I'd beat 'em to it.)

Obama Claus has come to town! Free houses and broadcasting jobs for McDonald's workers and all comers! Just don't call yourself a plumber. Some people think the Hughes story is a bit fishy, kind of like the timing of the sudden crash, when 500 billion dollars was yanked in a period of a few hours.

It couldn't be that some things are...orchestrated? Like those fortuitous rocks Billy-boy found on the beach at Normandy so that he could arrange them tearfully into the shape of a cross for the cameras? Or that laughter at his friend's funeral that turned to sudden tears? Nah; things like that don't happen in the second, Most Ethical Administration EVAH! Poor Henrietta, though - wait 'til she gets sick and the new health Czar tells her it's not cost-effective to prolong her life - now give back that house, eh? The Messiah has need of it.

Oh and get this: Republican senators have vowed to filibuster the Fairness Doctrine, which is enjoying a lot of renewed support (and demand) by Dim congressleeches. So let me get this straight, you assholes have just passed a bill that brings the federal government down to rule over EVERY ASPECT Of our personal lives - down to the MOST personal decisions and events - and have instituted an entirely totalitarian society that we are now going to have to pay for out of OUR pockets for countless generations...and we're supposed to be glad that at least we get to listen to the apocalypse on the fucking radio? Are you SERIOUS?

Where were you when we needed you, asstards? Where were you to stop the rape and abortion of our civil rights, privacy, autonomy and Constitution? Screw the fairness doctrine - frankly if I'm going to starve to death under a communist dictatorship, I'd rather NOT hear about it every day. Just give me some bread and a fucking circus to watch while my children go out and dig my grave for me, eh? This senate needs to be executed.

UPDATE on the Henrietta and Julio stories - looks like a lot was fishy about these stories, just like all the money being pulled out precipitating the crash. And that woman didn't really swim the Atlantic either. Harumph. Seems like the wool's being pulled over the sheeple's eyes a LOT lately.

The Magical Cloak

I wish these pictures did it justice. I bought the pattern for that Kinsale Cloak from Folkwear about 17 years ago, hoping to learn how to sew and eventually make it for my daughter. Well things being as they were, that never happened, but she never stopped wanting it. Kinsale cloaks have been worn in Ireland for hundreds of years, and I suppose they're popular at renaissance fairs now :)

Then I met Limor and not only is she cool as hell, she sews. So we contrived to give my daughter a huge Christmas surprise - I found some luscious black velvet and some beautiful deep jewel-toned teal satin for the lining, shipped it and the pattern out to Limor, and she worked her magic! We had it in time for Christmas, and my daughter couldn't have been more thrilled or surprised by it. Sometimes she just lays it over herself in her bed, and other times she wears it to walk down the street. She likes to be different and has never concerned herself with fashion trends; just likes what she likes. Also, she doesn't mind showing her face online, unlike me ;) So there she is - I wish the pictures could do this beautiful creation justice, but you're going to have to trust me - this thing is absolutely luscious and absolutely beautiful. For a beautiful girl.

Thanks Limor!!

February 10, 2009

Comic Relief

It's funny 'cause it's true!

Excuse Me? I Was Told There Would Be Obstructionists?

So where the hell were they on this one? Why didn't somebody block this fucking thing? They've hidden all this shit in there that is drastically unconstitutional and shreds our individual liberty, autonomy, and privacy to pulp. Instead of, as would be customary for something that has NOTHING to do with economic stimulus, having, say, a proposal, a bill, a DISCUSSION and then a VOTE - they just snuck this abortion into a bill where it doesn't belong, and torched our autonomy in the process.


That's better. Because the reality now is that there is NO opting out of this, and doctors who fail to report your EVERY visit, EVERY prescription, EVERY concern, test, or issue, EVERY cold, EVERY wart, EVERY Xanax TO THE FEDS - yes, TO THE FEDS to keep in a database - will be PENALIZED at the sole discretion of the HHS Czar. The National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will **monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective**. If you're costing them too much, they are going to tell you to fuck off - EVEN IF IT'S UNDER YOUR OWN INSURANCE, EVEN IF YOU ARE PAYING FOR IT YOURSELF OUT OF POCKET. There is no "opt-out" in this Trojan Horse. But before the euthanasia starts, the elderly are going to be hit. Hard. The author of this Obamination has stated that old people are going to have to start just dealing with the diseases and problems that come with old age instead of treating them, and we're going to have to stop demanding so much from health care.

The children will be hit, and those who are most in need of health care are going to get creamed, and the fat people are going to be obliterated, and smokers will probably just explode.

Now we can ALL die of poor health care - you remember how we told you that SOCIALISM isn't a rising tide that lifts all boats, but rather SINKS them to the lowest common denominator? We will all now be equal partners in misery and ill health - now whether you can afford it or not, you can not get adequate health care. Instead of figuring out a way to help people who are down on their luck get treated more easily, you've just condemned us ALL to the shitheap.

Thanks a lot, socialist fucktards. Did you really think you weren't going to see armed revolution in your lifetime if you managed to FORCE all the rest of us to live by your evil socialist plans? Forget it. You all bought this one, and it's NOT going to be pretty. I'm willing to die for my liberty - are you willing to die to take it from me?

February 9, 2009

Discredited Malthusian Bullshit Again

I long for the day when this meme would ever, ever end, but since the Marquis de Sade, through the discredited Malthus, through Z(ero)P(opulation)G(rowth), the VHEMT, and wackos like this one (Warning: contains radical feminism and mind-cracking stupidity), it seems we're never going to escape this hysterical overpopulation hoax. Even in our fiction we get it - the original Star Trek once showed an earth that was so full of people they dind't have room to turn around or move about (which really makes no sense when you think about it even for a minute.) Arthur C. Clarke wrote a series of very good short stories in the decade of the 50s, "The Wind From the Sun" and one of the stories was about having discovered the secret for a life prolonged to at least 200 healthy years - the low gravity of the moon. When the excited young scientist wants to tell the world, his mentor points down at the earth from their moon base, and delivers a scathing indictment about the people so crowded down there that they are spilling over the shores into the oceans, clambering for a few free feet of space in which to exist...that if life were to be prolonged, what the hell would happen then?

Well, it's certainly not just fiction to the hysterical ZPGers and thier ilk - not by a longshot. This is one of the latest in a general leftist trend to ban children, and damn rights or choice or anything of the kind.

A bestselling author has called octuplets-mother Nadya Sulamen a 'murderer' and warns of overpopulation saying, "we need to lose 4.4 billion people."

An odd juxtaposition. She is a murderer for giving *birth* to several children, while he claims we need to "lose" 4.4 billion people - who sounds like the murderer to you? Hmm?

“STOP HAVING CHILDREN.” Steven Kotler has declared that responsible adults should stop having children in order to save the planet. Those who are having kids, are being selfish and stealing from the future, the rest of humanity, and “every living thing on the earth,” he wrote. Have too many kids and you should go to jail.

Wow, JAIL? Is that right, jail?? 'Cause I could swear that lefty after lefty has screamed blue murder that the conservatives want to enact "enforced birth" and turn the world into the dystopian vision of "The Handmaid's Tale." That we must, in fact, ensure that women have ABSOLUTE AND FULL CONTROL over their own bodies and their reproduction, period, full stop. The same people claiming women must control their bodies are the ones proposing laws such as these, banning people from having children. The proposals run the gamut; it's horrifying and appalling all the various proposals they manage to come up with; but the end result is the same - in the name of saving the planet and in order to take the act of procreation OUT of private hands and put it into government hands, we will enact draconian laws and usurp bodily sovereignty of every individual in some fashion to bring about what we BELIEVE will help the environment though we have no just rationalization to believe this.

This isn’t a joke. Kotler writes a blog called “The Playing Field” on the Psychology Today Web site. He is a best selling author and an advocate of controlling population growth. His latest solution: a five-year moratorium on having kids.

Huh. It's one of the less draconian proposals I've read. But every time a deSade or a Malthus or an Ehrlich or a ZPG or any organization/crackpot you can name has made these predictions, they have proven spectacularly, stunningly, utterly WRONG. One of the major flaws in their reasoning is the false belief that people are "consumers" when in fact they are "producers." As problems arise, human ingenuity contrives to solve them, and as population has grown we have been able to greatly increase per capita food production, make food and water supplies safer than ever, and conquer disease and unnecessary death more than ever before. I realize people like that aren't HAPPY unless they're predicting the end of the world (and it's all our fault!) but if we dug humanity's grave every time one of these geniuses predicted we had about 5 years left before we all died, we'd be eating Chop Suey in fucking China by now. They're wrong. They've always been wrong. They get wronger as time goes by. Some places are suffering for their fall in birth rates, such as China and their inhuman childbearing policy, and Korea who has experienced a drastic decrease as well. Other places are beginning to feel the pinch, and as the aging of our time age without enough young people to bear their burdens, we really don't know what we're going to see. There is no indication that a massive death toll wiping out more than half of humanity is going to improve any conditions for anyone or anything, anywhere, in any way. It would, in fact, be an unqualified disaster of epic proportions.

I also would love to know exactly how they propose to ever POSSIBLY enforce something like that - in anything beyond an absolutely Hitlerian society, that is. And how will that enforcement be undertaken throughout the rest of the world, in 3rd world hellholes, too? Geniuses, I tell you.

February 8, 2009

Dreams of BillBama

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, then as Journalist Dream Books about Democrat Presidents.

Sometimes a President Is Just a President

The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. It was not clear whether Max was feeling protective of the president’s health or jealous because of the cigarette.

As we all know, in journalism, two anecdotes are just one short of a national trend. I figured that my friend and I couldn’t possibly be the only ones dreaming, brooding or otherwise obsessing about the Obamas. Were other people, I wondered, being possessed by our new first family?

I launched an e-mail inquiry. And learned that they were. Often, in strikingly similar ways.

Many women — not too surprisingly — were dreaming about sex with the president. In these dreams, the women replaced Michelle with greater or lesser guilt or, in the case of a 62-year-old woman in North Florida, whose dream was reported to me by her daughter, found a fully above-board solution: “Michelle had divorced Barack because he had become ‘too much of a star.’ He then married my mother, who was oh so proud to be the first lady,” the daughter wrote me.

I've read this story before. In 1992 a journalist wrote the exact same article about Bill Clinton and launched the same inquiry. People from all over the country sent her their stories, and by 1994 she had published the collection into a book. You can buy it here, at Amazon. If you like that sort of thing. And Oh, it's high-larious times now that we can read of journalists jizzing in their pants over Barack Obama - I mean, Chris Matthews and his leg tingle are nothing compared to this, right?

The first time I dream of Barack Obama because of this, I'm going to be very pissed off.

Hat tip to Annie's Inferno for bringing my attention to this story! (Deja-VOUS!) It's in the New York Slimes of course.

February 7, 2009


Obama, speaking to about 200 House Democrats at their annual retreat at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa, dismissed Republican attacks against the massive spending in the stimulus.

"What do you think a stimulus is?" Obama asked incredulously. "It's spending — that's the whole point! Seriously."

Ok, so is the guy just STUPID or is he evil? I really can't tell yet. Spending is stimulus LMAO

February 6, 2009

Save the Country!!!

Pandagon has us pinned!

Limbaugh has given the marching orders: Obama Must Fail. Realistically, that means the Republicans feel that it’s their partisan duty to ruin this country with the hopes that ill-informed swing voters will vote for them in desperation next two election. Not just ruin Obama or the Democrats, but ruin the country. That unemployment rate needs to keep going up, according to Limbaugh’s orders, so they can blame Democrats and get elected, even if it’s actually their own fault.

Wow, I didn't know it was that bad. Limbaugh declared that Obama "must fail"? Holy mackerel! And that means, practically, that they are dedicated to ruining, not just elections, but the COUNTRY? Holy crap! We're in trouble! Limbaugh even ORDERED the unemployment rate to keep going up - omg! (That way he can falsely blame Dims.) I had no idea the plot went this deep.

Limbaugh has the power to shape reality! Let's hear the staunch warning from our friends at IMAO:

Limbaugh said he hopes Barack Obama will fail, so the Democrats have made a petition against Rush. See, they suspect Obama probably will fail, and then if that happens people will be like, “This is exactly what Rush hoped would happen! He has the power to shape reality!” And then the Democrats will be like, “What if the next thing he hopes is for man-sized badgers to bite our heads off?” But then they’ll hear a loud scratching at the door and cries of, “Kree! Kree!” (which is the sound I imagine man-sized badgers would make). Then the door will come crashing down and the Democrats will be like, “Aieeeee!”

So that’s why they have an online petition.

Limbaugh will destroy the country with his words! KREE!!! KREE!!!!! The man-sized badgers are here to eat us all! And to usurp elections according to the will of Rush. Holy crap, we're in trouble! AIIIEEEEEE!!!!!


Milton Friedman PWNS Phil Donahue

1979. Donahue does his thing. While he is not as funny as Phil Hartman impersonating him, he's still kinda funny. In a "laughing at you" kind of way. But Milton shreds him pretty handily. Enjoy.

February 5, 2009

Fucking Genius

This guy is hilarious, and holy shit - lay it on the LINE why don't you? LMAO

Under the Tyranny of Cities

Both movies deal with the depravity of suburbia

one reason that Frank handicaps his and April’s attempts to get out of the stifling suburban life

They spoke to me both because I was white and suburban and because I wanted the fuck out of that world.

"Flyover" country

Feminists. Urban (sneer.) Suburban (sneer.) How sick can someone get of THAT? I've been sick of it all my life. Even at the height of my leftism it didn't occur to me that living in a filthy, dangerous city would be good. While I didn't relish the thought of the inconveniences of really urban life (at the same time admiring those who engage in agriculture and brave those inconveniences to provide the ACTUAL necessities of life), there is happily a middle ground here in the United States and other affluent, free-market cultures. We have the option to take in a Broadway play and be home in bed by one AM. But it goes beyond that. How very far we've come that the scales have actually tipped - and in the WRONG direction from what our founding fathers intended for our liberties and our prosperity and happiness. Harken to Thomas Jefferson for a moment, a little sanity injected into the sneering hatred of the urbanites for those of us who choose a better life (with zomg a backyard and a patch of - gasp! - GRASS!)

To James Madison Paris, Dec. 20, 1787

DEAR SIR, -- My last to you was of Oct. 8 by the Count de Moustier. Yours of July 18. Sep. 6. & Oct. 24. have been successively received, yesterday, the day before & three or four days before that....

.... I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe. Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.

Jefferson was a prophet as well as a statesman.

The map makes it abundantly clear that we ARE under the tyranny of the population of overcrowded **cities** and have become, possibly irretrievably, corrupt.

A Trillion and a Modest Proposal

A Trillion Stars.

There's a talking point right now about how a trillion dollars in federal spending (falsely named "stimulus") could not even be matched if you were to spend a million dollars per day for two thousand years. They specifically mention "since Jesus' birth" to give it a reference point. There are charts and graphical representations attempting to give an inkling what a trillion is, but it's a number only astronomers really understand (and I'm not sure they do either.)

The left is annoyed at this attempt to explain the astronomical number to people so that they can comprehend it, but they're just being stubborn. They know that if it is a trillion in deficit by Republicans they get more than ornery about it too, and will use any analogy to explain it to people and piss them off about the number.

Obama already addressed the atrocity of a trillion dollars, though, and the answer is quite simple. He claimed that if we were only to return to the "obesity" rates of 1980, we'd save Medicare a trillion dollars. The answer is thus quite simple. If the government wants to spend a trillion dollars, they have to find some cheap way of eliminating all us fat people. Death camps are too expensive - maybe we can get hold of some cheap cyanide, have them all line up to voluntarily take it, spend a few million on new jobs digging mass graves, and instruct them all to jump in neatly after consuming the poison. Just a modest proposal. I'm sure others can expound on ways of doing this cheaply and neatly. Then we'll have our trillion dollars to spend on health care! But who's gonna need it once all those icky fat people are dead?

February 4, 2009

A Novel Idea

Ok, so it's not new at all. It's just sound economics.

Massive spending of nonexistent money to *improve* the economy ought to, on its very surface, sound like madness. Unfortunately, some people think it is the meaning of "stimulus."

If my mortgage is late, and my car needs major repairs, and my phone, power and gas are on the verge of shutoff, and my taxes come due (because I must be punished for being one of those "rich" working class people who actually earns my daily bread), would it sound like a good idea to take out a home equity line of credit and spend it painting my walls and putting in new floors? Would that "stimulate" our household economy? Or would we be the biggest fools in the world?

So what makes you think that would work for an entire country, exactly?

The ONLY proven means of causing an economy to rebound is to get the hell out of the way, STOP the government intervening and spending what it doesn't earn or have, and let the market adjust. A free market is a self-adjusting system. Granted, you might have to go get a J-O-B if you find yourself in trouble, but there are worse fates in life, honest.

In fact, when people tell agitators who are out pounding the pavement demanding a bigger piece of my hard-earned money to pay for their health care and housing and food to "Get a Life" that is generally what they mean. They don't mean stop caring - they mean start caring about the right things. They mean that most of us don't have the luxury of spending all our waking hours whining on blogs or making petitions for socialized health care and demanding a piece of the pie that OTHER people are working hard to bake - we have jobs to do in order to make sure that our own needs are met and hopefully something left over for our children and even our friends who are in worse shape. If more people would spend their time in productive pursuits and realized that government is actually an impediment to things working properly and helping the most people in the greatest fashion, would in fact, get out and start making their own pies, a lot less senseless political squabbling would take place, and the economy would improve, as it is wont to do when left alone to the people that make it work. The working people ARE the activists - as in, they are active AND productive. It was action by THOSE people (not by activists demanding that *government* act FOR them) that put a man on the moon, manifested the Westward expansion, and won the World Wars.

I realize this crazy idea of a self-adjusting free market sounds crazy, but it works - really it does! There are plenty of economists who understand this, not that they are often featured on the Obamedia, but they're right. It's time to get out of fairyland, it's time to stop trying to cut open the goose that laid the golden egg (so you end up with a handful of guts and no gold) and time to get back to common sense free market principles that work. Yes we can!

February 3, 2009

The Source of AGW FOUND!

It's Tom Daschle's fault!

Tsk tsk tsk. Not only does he blow smoke up our asses, he blew a ton of smoke into the atmosphere. HE KILLED THE POLAR BEARS!

Journalism? SICK!

Curiouser and curiouser. And, ew! Go to Detroit Free Press (one of those objective, unbiased, journalistic type newspaper thingies) and you too can have your face merged with Barack Obama's face. Tell them "what part of Obama is in you" and they'll include a caption.

It's journalism, I swear? Journaljism. Creepy as hell.

February 2, 2009

A Must Read

A study in contrasts told in cigarettes.

Are you getting the feeling that Obama, contrary to the hope hype, is a very grim, depressed man? Since the precise moment of his inauguration, his every pronouncement has been redolent of hopelessness and anger...

In other words, everything that we see in that picture of Obama and his cigarette, we see in his speeches, predictions, threats and apologies. He’s got all of Roosevelt’s vices (economic insanity) and none of his virtues (good cheer and optimism). Americans like optimism, because they are essentially an optimistic people. It is our national nature, and I do wonder how long it will be before they turn against this man, just as they turned against Carter, the last president to try to drag the American people into his own personal depression.


February 1, 2009

Let 'Em Heat Cake - Sacrifice and Slavery

No end in sight in Kentucky.


You see, the reason the president --- and others -- were jacketless was simple: "Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat."

After all, it's freezing cold out there, and as White House senior advisor David Axelrod reminded us, "He's from Hawaii, O.K," adding that "He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there."

Could this be the same Barack Obama who said last May that:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say 'OK.' ... That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."

And could this be the same Barack Obama who is looking to sign a stimulus bill that would spend billions of dollars installing millions "smart meters" that would enable your power company to prevent you from being as comfortable as he is on hot and cold days?

While President Bambi is warm-and-toasty in the Oval Office, is he considering the plight of Michigan's Marvin Schur, a 93-year World War II veteran, who was recently found frozen to death courtesy of a malfunctioning electricity "limiter" device installed by his power company?

He also seems to think it's pretty funny the way some people react like pussies about a little ice - they should all be tough Chicagoans like him.

It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master. Ayn Rand.

I think that much is abundantly clear.