Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wow, greenies get downright nasty

when their hand in the public purse gets slapped.
Spain’s Dr. Gabriel Calzada — the author of a damning study concluding that Spain’s “green jobs” energy program has been a catastrophic economic failure — was mailed a dismantled bomb on Tuesday by solar energy company Thermotechnic.

Says Calzada:

Before opening it, I called [Thermotechnic] to know what was inside … they answered, it was their answer to my energy pieces.

Dr. Calzada contacted a terrorism expert to handle the package. The expert first performed a scan of the package, then opened it in front of a journalist, Dr. Calzada, and a private security expert.

The terrorism consultant said he had seen this before:

This time you receive unconnected pieces. Next time it can explode in your hands.

Dr. Calzada added:

[The terrorism expert] told me that this was a warning.

Show of hands: how many people think the clowns at Thermotechnic should be dragged into the street and whipped? Then prosecuted?(after salting the whip marks, of course)

There is no damned excuse for this kind of shit, and that should be made clear to them in the most blunt manner possible. And every other clown who thinks they're entitled to threaten people's lives for bringing out inconvenient facts.

Remember the school that made the latest display of 'zero tolerance' idiocy?

Over little plastic army figures? Apparently the fallout(i.e. lots of "What the hell is wrong with you people? Have you no brains?" type comments) from people got their attention: the superintendant says he wants to change the policy somewhat.

As to whether that will include "Making the teachers and principals actually use their heads and be responsible for their decisions", don't know; I doubt it. But it's a start.

So is trying to cover tracks

to protect The Lightworker they worship: has now scrubbed their "General Betrayus" page. It was there the last time Google cache took a screen shot of it (June 18th), so it was scrubbed sometime in the last few days. If you try the link now ( it goes to MoveOn’s default page.
Because of intermittent power outages (that still continue) I Googled up this article, found it still cached, and saved it before I went black again. This morning, in preparation for this post, I went back, and guess what? The cache that I viewed last night is now also gone.
However(sometimes I just love being able to use that word!), they can't wipe everything: some people have screenshots and the Real King of France has the whole thing linked.

Tam noted some of the more recent idiocy from (formerly Great)Britain,

in which a lady had to go to jail because the cops found her father's old sidearm in the house. No ammo, no criminal action other than being a peasant with a pistol and a judge with crap instead of a brain. And cops with, apparently, no real crime to worry about.

Range report: Marlin 99M1

of which I can't find a good picture. Basically take the Model 60, shorten the barrel to 18", shorten the tube magazine to hold 9 rounds and give it a handguard for a resemblance to the M1 Carbine. The one I fired still had the original iron sights* and sling swivels.

Marlin has made a bunch of variations of the Model 60, all using the same receiver, both tube- and box-magazine fed. They all tend to be reliable** and accurate and inexpensive(And I just found Xavier's post on the 99M1). The one I fired was no exception: it ate Winchester bulk-pack, Federal bulk-pack hollowpoint and Federal Auto Match with no problems and gave good accuracy. No bench so just rested the forend, so 'good' is ' as good as I could hold'. Iron sights and not the best light at 25 yards didn't help; with better light and a solid rest, I think this one would give equal accuracy to Xavier's test piece.

Also, like Xavier, I found this one to have a very nice trigger; short takeup and a clean break, no creep or drag.

I've wanted one of these for years, just because I liked the looks of them. Having fired one, I'll have to hope for luck at a show sometime.

*Original rear locks onto the scope-mount grooves on the receiver, and like the Erma they tend to get lost; people take them off to mount a scope and lose them. It's a open notch site, not an aperture like the Erma.
**Daughter's first rifle was an M60 I bought a long time ago; she's still got it and it's still ticking along nicely.

I don't think those 'wonderful Chicago gun laws'

are working too well.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Well, gee, I wonder why I haven't heard anything about this

in all the hoohah over McChrystal?
Hastings was asked if McChrystal had perhaps gotten the whole strategy wrong, but Hastings explained it was the President that didn't know what he was really getting into.

"I think that ship had sailed last year," Hastings said. "I think once the decision was made to do a counterinsurgency strategy, they had a pretty clear idea in mind what they wanted to do and I think this is quite interesting. I think this is one of the issues Obama didn't really understand what counter-insurgency meant and when the military said they wanted to do a counterinsurgency strategy that that actually meant 150,000 troops. Obama thought he could get away with just sending 21,000 over and getting a new general."

And as Hastings explained, Obama wasn't prepared due to this miscalculation.

"That clearly - anyone who has spent anytime around the military over the past few years you know, you know how many troops they wanted in Afghanistan all along, but I think Obama was clearly caught off guard by that," Hastings said.

Later in the interview, Hastings accused Obama of not dedicating a lot of his time into putting the counterinsurgency strategy (or COIN) in place. Instead the Rolling Stone reporter said Obama was looking for a quick way to fill a campaign promise with roughly a seventh of the troops needed to successfully implement the strategy.

I wonder if the electroshock fried a few too many

brain cells?

Well, crap

Walked outside to go somewhere and discovered that sometime between yesterday and that moment the mount for the right front turn signal had decided to fail; the light was dangling by the wires.

I replaced the rear signals a couple of weeks ago, but the front pair showed no visible sign of distress; obviously they were waiting to spring this on me.

Thanks deity for aftermarket parts; getting two pair of them is going to cost a bit less than ONE pair of factory would.

A little local political stuff

I mentioned asking Johnny Roy about his stand on the 2nd(ok, I sent to his website) and not getting a response. Few days after my last request I did get a response. Said that a lot of e-mails had been dumped into their spam filter; and on the subject
Dr. Roy is a member of the NRA and Okla. Rifle Assn. and is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

As far as his position on restrictions, I will check with him and get back to you, but know that he is a friend of the right to arms
That was on the 16th; I responded that I appreciated the response and was waiting to hear more. Nothing more since. I just sent asking for further, in case their server is still listing things as spam.

I hear more, I'll pass it along.

Spotted on the tailgate

of a black Ford duelly: an arrow at each lower corner pointing toward an exhaust, and between them the words 'My Carbon Footprint'.

I've got to start carrying the camera around with me.

Among the things stirring the pot

is the pension mess in many states. And 'education' spending, crap like this chart and information at Ace:
It shows the average cost to educate a kid from kindergarten through 12th grade in inflation-adjusted 2009 dollars. In 1970 each child's education cost about $40,000. Today it's nearly $160,000 - nearly four times as much! And if you look at the test scores over that period, they haven't budged at all. So we're paying 4 times as much in constant dollars and getting jack shit for it. In even a poorly run company that would be enough to get people fired and auditors looking for criminal fraud.
And if you're wondering where all the money went, well this little tidbit will give you a clue: former Niles Township, IL school superintendent Neil Codell will receive $26 million dollars in retirement checks from the Illinois teacher pension plan which he will qualify for after just 34 years of work. Which means he'll be getting nearly a $1 million dollars a year in his pension. Now multiply that by every school district and you start to see why some states are facing bankruptcy.
I don't mind someone retiring after 34 years; I DO mind this kind of padded-up garbage. How much school supplies, how many actual teachers pay, does this represent?

If anyone doubted Obama would really use the security of the border as a pawn to push his amnesty plans,
I will say this for Mavs (I always say this): On those occasions when he finally comes down on your side, it's with great force and impact.

Krauthammer had this dynamite point: In a certain sense, it doesn't matter if Obama said this, because we know it's true either way. If he didn't say it, then all he did was succeed in preventing himself from uttering his true agenda in a naked fashion.

But either way, that is his agenda. He says so: He says he can't secure the border unless it's part of a "comprehensive" package. He just doesn't put it as nakedly as Kyl says he did in a private discussion.

However, it actually does matter if it was said -- because this puts the entire corrupt hostage-situation before the public. It makes it news, in other words, instead of policy analysis, which most people don't bother with
Put bluntly, every American citizen living in fear along the border, every one raped or killed or robbed, car smashed by a drunk illegal alien, Obama considers them expendable chits in his pursuit of his progressive aims.

A fine example of people who've never had to 'exist on foods found in nature' pissing and moaning because someone in the jungle might buy a manufactured food. Or buy something preserved in such a way that it doesn't rot in a couple of days.

This is just freakin' insane: LA finally gets started building berms, finally gets the White House & Co. to get off their ass and approve it, and now
The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.

The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has concerns about where the dredging is being done
Also from Q&O,
Stepping back for a moment, does anyone else see the connection between the Arizona (and others) illegal immigration law, Gen. McChrystal’s insubordination, and Louisiana’s current predicament? Lacking any coherent direction, policy or plan, these people and entities are forced to take the reins over their particular situations only to be hindered by the Obama administration when they do, or worse, vilified and ridiculed. The lack of leadership creates a vacuum, and people like Jan Brewer, Gen. McChrystal, Bobby Jindal and Billy Nungesser are trying desperately to fill it. If there were ever a clear indication that Obama is an incompetent leader, this it.

Attention Steve Jobs and Apple generally: Screw you.
In an updated version of its privacy policy, the company added a paragraph noting that once users agree, Apple and unspecified “partners and licensees” may collect and store user location data.

When users attempt to download apps or media from the iTunes store, they are prompted to agree to the new terms and conditions. Until they agree, they cannot download anything through the store.

The company says the data is anonymous and does not personally identify users. Analysts have shown, however, that large, specific data sets can be used to identify people based on behavior patterns

And from the past of Swimmer Kennedy,
However, the 2,352 pages of FBI files that cover a period ranging from 1961 to 1985 only tell a small part of the story and do not mention Kennedy's overtures to Soviet officials. These did not become known outside of Moscow until several years after Cold War tensions receded.

Kennedy's long history with the KGB is well documented, but underreported. It remains available through the writings of the now deceased Vasiliy Mitrokhin, who defected to Britain from the Soviet Union in 1992, and a separate 1983 memo addressed to then General Secretary Yuri Andropov. Kennedy's actions occurred at the expense of presidential authority and in violation of federal law, according to academics and scholars who are familiar with the documents.
The KGB files Mitrokhin retrieved indicate that Kennedy fixed the blame for heightened international tensions on the Carter White House, not on the Kremlin. It is important to note that Kennedy was challenging incumbent Carter for the Democratic nomination for president at that time.
KENNEDY ALSO OFFERED TO WORK in close concert with high level Soviet officials to sabotage President Ronald Reagan's re-election efforts and to orchestrate favorable American press coverage for Andropov and Soviet military officials, according to the 1983 KGB document.

Kennedy offered to have "representatives of the largest television companies in the U.S. contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interview," KGB head Viktor Chebrikov explained in a letter to the general secretary dated May 14, 1983, the file shows. The idea here would be for the Soviet leader to make an end run around Reagan and make a direct appeal to the American people
So Democrat or Republican President didn't matter, if they were in Kennedy's way. A very bipartisan traitor he was.

If he tries this- which wouldn't surprise me- the response needs to be a loud and very obscene "Fuck you!" from the states.

So, according to the head of the black firefighters group(I refuse to associate that deity's name with these clowns), the only reason someone could not like Obama is because they're racist. Uh huh. Coombs, you're a frickin' idiot and a bigot.

More of the wonders of Obamacare.

Well, if Kagan loved the Bork hearings so much, give her the same kind of hearing.

And with that, I need to go do other things.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who's making a blacklist?

The True Believers of AGW, that's who.

The greedy bastards in DC want a Value Added Tax

since they think they're not looting us enough now; here's how that's working out in Britain where they just announced they'll raise their VAT:
The measure will generate over £13.4 billion a year of extra revenues for the Treasury by the 2014 to 2015 tax year. "That is £13 billion we don’t have to find from extra spending cuts or income tax rises," Mr Osborne added.
As opposed to, oh, finding it by getting rid of a bunch of bullshit and letting people keep their money, which they would then save some of(making more available for banks to loan and such) and spend the rest of, thus raising the tide. Effing politicians.
Grant Thornton, using the Treasury's own forecasts, calculated that the £13 billion extra equated to an extra tax bill of £517 for each of the 26 million households in Britain. This is even higher than the figure calculated last week by Centre for Economics and Business Research on behalf of Kelkoo, the shopping website, which reckoned that it will add £425 a year to families' shopping bills.

The rise in VAT will push up the price of many basic household items, notably petrol, alcohol, clothing, toiletries, furniture and electrical items
And, as we know, you push up the price of motor fuel you also increase the cost of every damn thing that involves motor fuel in the manufacture and/or transport of.
KPMG, the accountancy firm, warned that many retailers "teetering on the edge" following from the recession could be "pushed over the edge" by the VAT rise.

Andrew Burrell, Research Partner at King Sturge, a property consultant said: "The killer for retailers and consumers alike is clearly going to be the VAT hike. This was too big a temptation for the coalition to resist, despite the fact that consumer confidence remains extremely fragile and a sudden hike in prices could destabilise the recovery."

Because they're planning on stealing money from other people instead of actually doing something like cutting bullshit from the government; that they just can't bring themselves to do.
CEBR calculated that the poorest households pay disproportionately a higher amount of VAT. The bottom quarter of earners pay 12 per cent of their disposable income in VAT, compared with the top quarter of earners who pay just 6 per cent.
Once again, "We are going to help the poor", by screwing them even worse than they screw the better off.

And for some of the crowning idiocy,
David Buick, at City firm BGC Partners, however pointed out that the richest consumers still paid the most, if not proportionately, then certainly in actual money. "This tax could raise an extra £13 billion in a year and it is not as socially debilitating as Labour would have us believe. After all, the wealthier will spend the most and buy the most goods."
Ah, so you'll claim you're screwing the 'richest' consumers worse and that makes it all better? Mr. Buck, has it occurred to you that those 'richer' people buying things, goods and services, actually helps other people? And if you discourage them from spending, those people don't get that help?

Once again, that quote from Quint: "It's enough to piss off the Good Humor man."

I would like to point out something other than the general idiocy

of these cases in the People's Republic of Maryland:
According to state law enforcement officials, including Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Casilly, who is prosecuting Graber, not only is a cop permitted to pull a gun on you for a misdemeanor traffic offense, but the officer's privacy rights prevent you from documenting the encounter. State Police spokesman Greg Shipley defended Graber's arrest to TV station WJZ, explaining, "We are enforcing the law, and we don't make any apologies for that."
When I was taking the class for my carry permit something was pointed out repeatedly: When you draw a gun, it is considered the use of lethal force even if you do not fire a shot. That, from my understanding, is the rule in most states. So the rule in Maryland is apparently that a cop can use lethal force for a freakin' traffic offense.

So they can record you however and whenever they choose, they can use lethal force in very improper ways, but they'll jail you if you dare to record them.

I wonder of the MD State Stas-er, Police have ever even HEARD of Robert Peel's Principles?

The other day, when I wrote of all the connections

among people who stand to profit(money or power)in screwing up our energy situation, here's one of the kind of things noted:
Tony Podesta is in the news because he lobbies for BP, public enemy No. 1 in President Obama’s Washington after a BP-rented oil rig blew up and started gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico 63 days ago.

Podesta and his wife Heather aren’t just any lobbyists. Tony’s brother John — who now heads the liberal think tank Center for American Progress — led Obama’s transition team and has been dubbed the “shadow president” because of his close ties to the White House. Tony and Heather Podesta each have visited the White House seven times, according to public visitor logs
As I recall, that think tank was either started by or is mostly funded by Soros.

I would like someone to print out a whole lot of the climate change 'You're full of crap' that's come out at Watts Up, and staple it to the foreheads of Lieberman and Kerry and a bunch of other people. As a start. Call it a preamble to the tar. These people want to destroy our economy and lives in the name of 'climate change' ideology that is bullshit.

"Does Obama want to be President?" I think he's finding it a lot less fun than he'd thought: people won't kiss his ass, they won't do whatever he proclaims(even with our in-the-tank major media, some of whom are real open about what they're doing), his Lightworker image has so much tarnish it'd need a squad with a pound of Flitz to try to shine it up... good chance he's thinking "I don't know if I want to do this anymore" about now.

The failure of Brazil’s Iranian venture does not mean that the United States does not have a Brazil, and more broadly a Latin America, problem. Brazil’s foreign minister, Celso Amorim, makes no bones about who is to blame for Brazil’s diplomatic embarrassment: the Obama administration. According to Amorim, the US had encouraged Brazil’s initiative, only to slap it down when it succeeded. That is possible; it is possible that Brazilian diplomats misinterpreted the signals from the US. It is also possible that the Brazilians are reaching desperately for a fig leaf, and blaming the mess on the United States is always an appealing alternative.
It wouldn't surprise me of Obama & Co. effed this up; they seem very good at backstabbing. On the other hand it could simply be that a whole bunch of countries said something like "You WANT Iran to have nukes? Are you out of your mind?" And they realized how stupid the move was.

More information on the clowns the unions are playing with to try and screw with ships from Israel; wonderful people.
This morning’s protest was co-organized by Paul Larudee (paste this URL into a browser window: — incoming links to Indybay are disabled), one of the very people who was on the Gaza flotilla itself, and who was given a hero’s welcome upon his return to the Bay Area from a short stint in an Israeli jail. But again, you’re not supposed to know that.

Meanwhile, Yasser Kashlak, a Syrian businessman of Palestinian descent who heads the “Free Palestine Organization” and is funding this boat, as well as another that is to carry journalists and parliamentarians, said over the weekend on Hizbullah’s al-Manar television station that he was more and more optimistic that one day these same boats would take “Europe’s refuse [the Jews] that came to my homeland back to their homelands.

“Gilad Schalit should go back to Paris and those murderers go back to Poland, and after that we will chase them until the ends of the earth to bring them to justice for their acts of slaughter from Deir Yassin until today.” Kashlak, a fervent Hizbullah supporter, called Israel a “rabid dog sent to the region to frighten the Arabs. He said he had a message for Israelis: ‘Get on the ships we are sending you and go back to your lands. Don’t let the moderate Arab leaders delude you, [you] cannot make peace with us. Our children will return to Palestine, you have no reason for coexistence. Even if our leaders will sign a peace agreement, we will not sign.’”

And that concludes my efforts for the morning.

Monday, June 21, 2010

After the entertainment, we will move to

Doug's Recovery Plan:
Phase 1: Throw the bastards out 11/10.
Phase 2: Four to six years of corruption trials, impeachments, tribunals, deportations, tarrings & featherings, shootings of traitors and spies, mass firings of civil servants, blanket repealing of laws, dismantling of bureaus, dismantling and reconstitution of federal courts, sales of government property, burning of regulations, reductions in taxes, razings of IRS offices, construction of border defenses, demolition of UN HQ, &c. &c.
Phase 3: Constitutional republic restored (What? Yeah, okay, Phase 2 may need a little more thought, perhaps, but just a little.)
Although parts of Phase 2 sound downright entertaining on their own...

Ran across two things at Ace that bring back the question:

Is Obama just flat effing stupid, or actively malicious?
A major reason so many have fallen out of the program is the Obama administration initially pressured banks to sign up borrowers without insisting first on proof of their income. When banks later moved to collect the information, many troubled homeowners were disqualified or dropped out.
Telling a bank to not bother checking on a borrowers income BEFORE you actually sign papers...

Followed by
President Obama will likely discuss setting caps on the utility sector when he meets with senators this week, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
A: This is bullshit to start with.
B: Even if it wasn't bullshit, it will slam the economy. Remember Californicated a few years back? Price controls on energy? Blackouts and brownouts and a recalled governor? Think of that idiocy on a national scale.

Personally, at this point I see it as actively trying to damage or destroy the economy so they can try to rebuild things on their Progressive Model. And they have no damned care at all for the people who'll be destroyed, or their oath of office, because those things get in their way.

Kind of an interesting choice: tar, feathers and rail or just move straight on to the noose?

If this is true and correct, Officer Officious

needs a serious talking to. And all the charges dropped.

Said 'talking to' should include retraining in attempting to use whatever common sense he may have.

Another LE agency that obviously has too much free time,

since they've got time for this crap:
Investigators bought switchblades and gravity knives - prohibited in the state - at 14 locations, including big-name retailers Home Depot, Paragon and Eastern Mountain Sports.
Fine, those knives are illegal; you've got murders and rapes and robberies and so forth so under control that you can spend all this time on this?
The stores - and four others - have already agreed to stop selling them, relinquish their inventories, turn over all profits from selling the illegal blades over the past four years and contribute to a public awareness campaign.
Ah, so they're making money off it! Explains some, doesn't it?
And now we come to the real bullshit:
"What makes these knives so dangerous is the ease with which they can be concealed and brandished," Manhattan district Attorney Cy Vance said Thursday.
Absolute and utter bullshit. But I guess that sells well in NYEffin'C.

The Survivalist Blog is having another giveaway

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Yeah, I do believe there's a message there

Insty has noted, several times, that by some of their actions the left has set an example and opened the door to some serious badness; they'd be screaming bloody murder if it had been done to them. Well,
But remember kids, we can't actually field an army or shoot the bastards.... yet. So long as the ballot box remains viable the cartridge box is out of bounds. SEIU, ACORN, etc. Note the exception being noted and take heed.
After reading Mr. Morris' comment, though, I have to wonder if at least part of my anger over this is motivated by fear. Fear that should enough Americans lose their faith in the honesty of elections, they just might turn from the soapbox and the ballot box to the ammo box.
In New Hampshire in 2002, the state GOP jammed the Democrats' "get out the vote" phones for 45 minutes on election day. As a consequence, four men went to jail and the state party paid a fine (to the New Hampshire Democratic Party) of $125,000. And I think that was too little.

On election day in 2008, members of the New Black Panther Party's "militia" stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia polling station, weapons at hand, and proclaimed that Whitey's day was over, that we were going to be governed by a black man, and whiteys better get used to it. As a consequence, one of them was forbidden to bring a weapon to a polling place until 2012.

I can't wait to see who shows up at polling stations in 2012. And what sorts of weapons they bring. After all, the door's been opened. Anyone can just walk in.

There's a saying that Before you pass a law, you should imagine it being in effect while your worst enemy is in power; the corollary is Before you screw with elections, you REALLY ought to consider the possible long-term consequences. They may be much different and much worse than you are currently expecting.

Oh, and about that "The Experts want a moratorium" line?

Not so much:
Then there is Obama's decision to impose a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the gulf. This penalizes companies with better safety records than BP's and will result in many advanced drilling rigs being sent to offshore oil fields abroad.

The justification offered was an Interior Department report supposedly "peer reviewed" by "experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering." But it turned out the drafts the experts saw didn't include any recommendation for a moratorium. Eight of the cited experts have said they oppose the moratorium as more economically devastating than the oil spill and "counterproductive" to safety
Once again, Obama & Co. have flat-out lied in order to push their agenda. Which, it turns out, includes big benefits to George Soros. Had the radio on to Glenn Beck this morning, and he had some interesting connections to note:
Soros is basically in charge of a progressive lobbying group that Obama seems at times to take orders from.
Said group has been preaching we need to stop ALL drilling for oil.
We get a moratorium on drilling offshore because- among other things- "That's too-deep water to be drilling in."
Brazil wants to drill in water even deeper.
If the moratorium holds, lots of deep-water drilling rigs will be going to Brazil.
Remember Obama was wanting to loan Brazil a LOT of money to assist in THEIR drilling?
And who has damn near a billion dollars in shares of the Brazilian national oil company? Soros.
No, don't have a transcript available. It does seem to fit very well; Soros, besides being a bastard in general, has demonstrated he's willing to wreck a nations' economy if it'll make him money and/or give him more influence.

I'll go with what Riehl says: the GOP needs to grow a spine

and back people when they speak the truth, even in a drastic manner.
They'd damn well better remember we're just as capable of throwing THEM out of those offices as we are National Socialist Democrats; they'd better give us some reason to vote FOR them.

Oh, this is freakin WONDERFUL!!!

I mentioned the lady who won the Democrat nomination earlier?
Unlike South Carolina’s Greene, Rogers ran a high profile campaign, staking out a corner on a major intersection in the district to appear almost daily with a large sign: “Save NASA. Impeach Obama.” She garnered 7,467 votes, 53% of the vote, in a three way race that included a local information systems analyst Doug Blatt, who gained endorsements from local Democratic clubs and labor groups, and Freddie John Weider Jr., a preacher and onetime Libertarian candidate; Blatt came in second with 28% of the vote and Weider won 20%.
So the Democrats can't claim the voters didn't know what she thinks.
But wait! There's MORE!!
Now Democrats have refused to provide her any support, Time reports, accusing her of racism because of her connection to the LaRouche movement — which is an interesting allegation, considering that Rogers is African-American. Maybe someone should have looked at her picture before leaping immediately to the race-baiting smear. They would have been better off questioning her sanity.
I'm not sure, but this may be the first time the Democrats have accused a black woman of being prejudiced against The Black President...

Which does bring up the question, DID they know she was black before they said this?

From what I've heard, if you have ever flown,

you'll appreciate this:
"Wait, what? TSA employees are picketing? That's like being picketed by your own body lice. If we just refuse their demands will they go on strike forever? Please?

I've seen some of these people: There's nothing but a pair of blue nitrile gloves between them and a lifetime of permanent frycookery and mop jockeying. They should be thankful that the government has dreamed up a bogus makework program for them that pays them far better for probulating their fellow citizens than they'd ever make puzzling out the pictograms on the french fry machine in the service of which they were otherwise destined to spend their days.

And they have the unmitigated gall to ask for more? Look, I don't want them here in the first place. They need to just shut up and get back to "work"."

So if Terrorist Ayers thinks Obama is

“moderate,” “pragmatic,” and “compromising,” what does that tell us about what Ayers still wants?

The kind of crap that caused union membership to drop. And why so many think unions suck: when they stopped worrying about safe working conditions and fair pay and went into politics and some into Jew hatred, they brought it on themselves.
Update: Somehow it figures that the idiots got the wrong ship.

Awww, some people like Peggy Noonan are saying Obama hasn't lived up to their expectations... Sympathy is not to be found.

Oh, this woman is going to stir things up.

If your kids or grandkids are in Detroit schools, you ought to grab them and run.

This can't be good for your carbon footprint:
(found at Theo's)

Why Kagan has no place on the Supremes:
It has become clear that Elena Kagan, Obama’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, is no friend of gun rights, to say the least. While clerking for Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall in 1987, she wrote the judge that she was “not sympathetic” to a Second Amendment–based challenge to the D.C. gun ban. While serving in the Clinton administration, she wrote a memo that “paved the way for an executive order banning dozens of semiautomatic weapons,” according to the L.A. Times.

And National Review has learned that in 1996, Kagan apparently tied the NRA to the KKK — yes, the KKK — while debating the Clinton administration’s position on a bill

Dunphy says LAPD brass apparently didn't learn the lessons from last year, but I'd settle for a bunch of fans figuring out they don't need to trash the neighborhood, win or lose, over the damned game.

I'm now going to try to get some things done before it gets hot.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ok, I have to post this tonight, ref the Helen Thomas truth moment

She didn't say that the blockade was unjust, or that aid was not getting to Gaza, or that there was a massacre on the high seas, or that East Jerusalem is occupied, or that the settlements are immoral . . . and get out and go back to West Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Eilat. No. This was not the two-state solution. This was get the hell out and go back to the places of the final solution, Poland and Germany. The Jew has no connection with the land of Israel.

And why? Because, as Thomas went on to explain to me, "I'm from Arab descent." That's it? That's all you got? Do we all travel with only our parents' stereotypes to guide us, never going beyond them to get to a peaceful destination?

In the past weeks I have relived this moment over and over, on television and radio, in newspapers and blogs. I've listened to a constant stream of commentary. And my sharpest impression is this: Where before I saw a foggy anti-Israel, anti-Jewish link, it's now clear. This feeling is not about statehood. It's about an ingrown, organic hate. It's a sentiment that bears no connection to history, dates, passages or verses. Erase the facts, the dates and the lore. Erase the Jew. Incredibly, even the Nazis said to the Jews, "Go home to Palestine." But Thomas and a babbling stream in our world and country dictate to Jewish people to "go home to Poland and Germany." Yeah, I said "oooh."

Well, the weekend stuff is taken care of,

and I'm back at it. Somewhat. For tonight, I'm only posting this:

Really nasty starts at 3:39.
If this is true and correct, then Obama and his buttmonkeys should all be hanged by the short & curlies.

Thanks to Sondra for pointing to this