Friday, November 25, 2011

Something else to worry about.

So now it is becoming even more clear that the entire Manmade Global Warming thing has been one colossal hoax.  When the 5000 emails recently obtained from the most prominent climate scientists on earth are completely reviewed, only the very most committed Gore-ites will be able to continue to carry the AGW water.

This, on the other hand, is something much more serious.  The animals are beginning to fight back, people.  This is how it starts.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crony Capitalism?

The only over-the-counter asthma medication, Primatene Mist, will be pulled from store shelves this year. The reason? A treaty signed by the U.S. that commits to limiting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as a measure to protect the ozone layer.

Of course, if every asthmatic on earth simultaneously sprayed an entire Primatene inhaler with reckless abandon, it would result in precisely zero effect on the ozone layer. But alas, ozone is not the point.

A few years ago, the old tried-and-true generic albuterol inhaler was also pulled, citing the international treaty. Conveniently, pharmaceutical manufacturers immediately unveiled the "new" albuterol (non-generic, of course). It doesn't work as well as the old stuff, and it costs about twenty times as much. Quite a coup.

Follow the money, as usual. This is a perfect example of crony capitalism.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What are they up to....?

Okay. I figured the NC governor quote I blogged earlier - the one about suspending elections for the sake of jobs (especially those of Democrat politicians) - was just one, "off-the-reservation" bureaucrat making the mistake of being honest accidentally.

But now this from Peter Orszag, the former head of The Merciful and Wise One's Office of Management and Budget.

Two open and honest admissions of contempt for our Republic in one day??? No longer an accident. They are up to something. I suspect redirection. Everybody make sure your wallet is still there.

Obama the Shape Shifter

Look out everybody. The self-annointed "Middle Class Warrior" is brushing off the "Negro dialect".Link

What is he up to now? Even most black people must surely know by now that he only turns black when he wants something. Don't they? Don't they?

Good God, please tell me they know by now???? He's a fraud. Fo' shizzle.

You Gotta Be Crappin' Me.

I saw this, and I am mostly mad with myself for being surprised.

Democrat Play Book:
Step 1. Commit unspeakable and horrific treachery against the Republic.
Step 2. Spend all the tax money on silly crap, print more money, spend all of that money...lather, rinse, repeat.
Step 3. Incur the rightful wrath of the People you have screwed.
Step 4. Insist on changing the rules so you can't be removed from office.
Step 5. Insist that anyone who believes we should have elections as scheduled is a redneck Nazi homophobe racist. Or worse yet, a Tea Party conservative. Or both.

You know, it reminds me of a conversation I had with the smartest person I know concerning the concept of tort reform. If the law no longer provides a legitimate way to achieve redress of grievances, victims are incentivized to seek remedy through other avenues. In other words, if you can't sue someone who has wronged you, then maybe you consider the idea of burning their house down.

Apparently the Democrats have made the calculation that there are simply not enough people out here in the real world who will fight a literal, real-world revolution to keep our Republic a Republic (and not of the Banana variety). We shall see. We shall see.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

...the company you keep...

Dear Congressman Paul Ryan,

As recently as one week ago, I would have considered your entry into the Presidential race a welcome miracle. Now I begin to wonder if I might have been too hasty in my opinion of you.

I am not suggesting that you aren't everything I thought. Your "Cut, Cap, and Balance" plan, although doomed from the beginning, had the sort of defiant-in-the-face-of-certain-defeat that characterizes the Thermopylaean position true conservatives face these days: facing an uneducated army of looters, moochers, union thugs, and race-baiters, led by ideologically-driven college professors, "community organizers" etc.

Then I read this Weekly Standard article, and it gave me pause.

If your closest friends and confidants include this brand of political elites, then I fear I misjudged you. I mean, come on; let's be honest. It is exactly this crowd that began our slide into this mess...not to take anything away from our current President, who turned our skid into a full-on, fishtailing, multiple turn-over interstate crash, of course.

But if we are ever to get out of this mess, you might want to consider talking to people for advice who have a bit more credibility as real conservatives, and not just the New England Yacht Club.


The IBEW thug stereotype confirmed. Well done.

I guess we won't have to wait any longer for the union thuggery to recommence this election season. This poor guy in Michigan learned the hard way that "collective bargaining" is, to paraphrase Don Corleone, "an offer one can't refuse".

Funny Picture on Drudge

I'm sorry. This is just funny. Or maybe I'm just exhausted. Either way, it makes me smile.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Tribute to Ron Paul

I respect Congressman Ron Paul very much. In fact, I think I'd like to just hang out with Ron Paul and his son Rand. I really can't think of a single issue on which I think he is simply dead wrong. And while I consider myself a Constitutionalist more than a Libertarian, I feel that his presence in the office of President would be a wonderful thing for the office.


All of this having been said, I just don't see how he could ever beat Obama in a general election. There are a number of reasons for this, in my opinion.

  1. While a very intelligent man with very well-considered (and correct) opinions on a myriad of issues, his delivery lacks a certain something. He comes off a bit whiny and a bit professorial at times. Like it or not, leaders have to have a bit of gravitas, and I fear he may be a bit lacking in that department
  2. Tea Party aside, many in our country - and it is to our shame, incidentally - just simply don't see the sort of danger we are in as a country. For these citizens, voting someone who openly advocates the sort of austerity measures he does would be nearly impossible.
  3. Obama, for all his obvious flaws, can absolutely count on his Mooter and Looter Coalition to vote for him to keep the hand-outs coming just a little longer. Whoever we nominate to oppose him must be able to unite a vast coalition of people, not just little bits and pieces of the conservative-leaning people in the country.
In my humble opinion, Ron Paul has been a wonderful thing for the Conservative movement despite these facts, and despite (and probably because) he has not been, and likely never will be the Republican nominee for President. So thank you, Mr. Ron Paul. Thank you for being a wonderful, brilliant man with equally brilliant ideas and a wonderful heart. But please don't start undermining one of the other nominees that almost certainly will be the person running against Obama next year. Another 4 years of that maniac will be our end, and despite what you may think about your Republican opponents, any one of them would be better than four more years of Obama.

So let's all make nice and get behind Rick Perry, even if some of you have to hold your noses to vote for him. He beats the hell out of the alternative. Then, we'll hold his feet to the fire like we never did with Bush, and we Conservatives will make a good President out of him, whether he likes it or not. My gut tells me that he will be great (one way or another).

BATFE Agents Promoted

I really don't know what all the fuss is about. People generally do tend to get promoted for a job well-done. And since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) mission is, apparently, to kill American civilians, these guys really do deserve to be promoted. The brilliance of their success lies in the fact that Americans will continue to be gunned down by Mexican drug smugglers with ATF guns for decades to come. Well played, gentlemen.

It should be noted, however, that bonus points would have been given if they'd been able to (a) shoot someone's children with a sniper rifle or (b) burn a bunch of people and their children alive. Keep up the good work, guys.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

British National Health Service: Service with a small "s".

Not that any one cares any more, but I am still fighting (although more quietly) to stop the Obamacare juggernaut. Part of the reason can be found in this story out of the Mother Country.

The United Kingdom, whose ubercompassionate socialist health care model has had its virtues extolled by virtually every member of our American Pharoah's regime, has continued to fall victim to the cruelest of enemies: reality.

This just in: a shocked British government has just reported that it is investigating an unsubstantiated report that unicorns may not be real.

Neither the Tooth Fairy nor Father Christmas could be reached for comment.

Oh. Sorry. I didn't know we were still debating this.

I realize that those of us who have been "deniers" of the so-called indisputable truth of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) have been utterly dismissed. So much so that some have even suggested that we be lumped in with Holocaust deniers, etc. Which is what makes this story so damned funny.

Viva la Revolucion.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Just a quick note to celebrate.  This is Nancy Pelosi’s last day as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.  The ship is sinking slightly more slowly, at least momentarily.

Speaking of ships…

Thank goodness they fired that Navy Commander for making “lewd” movies to boost his crew’s morale several years ago.  I’d hate to think that lewdness would be tolerated in our new kinder, gentler, more fashion-conscious gay-friendly military.

In a related story, Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-Il, and the ghosts of Hitler and Stalin are still laughing until they vomit, then catching their breath, then laughing some more. 

“…with a whimper…”