Archive for November, 2008

Fair Well Kim du Toit

Posted: 30 Nov 2008 in Uncategorized

Fair well Kim du Toit and the Mrs.

Your blog has been one of my favorite stops on the net. You were required reading for me every day.

I wish you and the Mrs. all the best in your future. Enjoy your retirement.

God Bless you both.

Obama the liar.

There’s no change coming. It’s business as usual for the fucking Democrats.

Top Obama Counsel Unlawfully Blocked Judge’s Confirmation

The new director of the White House Domestic Policy Council was a top congressional aide who unlawfully obstructed a federal judge’s confirmation in order to influence a high-profile affirmative action case.

Barack Obama’s pick (Melody Barnes) to head the highly influential office masterminded the scandalous scheme while she served as Senator Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel on the Judiciary Committee in 2002. Barnes successfully delayed the confirmation of President George W. Bush’s judicial nominee to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to influence the court’s ruling on an affirmative action case involving University of Michigan law school students.

In memos obtained by the media, Barnes directs Senator Kennedy to hold off on any 6th Circuit nominee until the University of Michigan case regarding the constitutionality of affirmative action in higher education is decided. Recognizing the impropriety of a delay for that purpose, one of the memos states that if a new judge with conservative views is confirmed before the case is decided, that new judge will be able to review the case and vote on it.

Game Boys at Gitmo

The human rights crowd is right: Life is hard for a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The deprivation is unspeakable. Their brains have not been “stimulated” enough, according to the facility’s “cultural advisor.” Which is why this Thanksgiving, America is drawing up plans to provide the 250 or so suspected jihadists at the “notoriously Spartan” detention camp with basic sustenance including movie nights, art classes, English language lessons, and “Game Boy-like” electronic devices, according to the Miami Herald.

Next up: Wii Fit, Guitar Hero, Sudoku, People magazine, and macramé. Anything less would be uncivilized.

On a deadly serious note, the detainees aren’t the only ones playing games at Gitmo. Some top legal advisors and supporters of Barack Obama, whose name detainees chanted on election night, are now rethinking the President-elect’s absolutist campaign position on shutting the center down and flooding our mainland courts with every last enemy combatant designee. Yes, reality bites – and Democrats must now grapple with the very real possibility that an Obama administration could potentially release a Gitmo denizen who would turn around and commit mass terrorist acts on American soil or abroad.

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These fuckers won’t be satisfied until our health care system is as fucked up as Canada and Britain’s. Morons.

Daschle-Obama Health Care Possibilities

As President-elect Obama’s apparent choice for health and human services secretary and as White House health care czar, it is a fair guess that Tom Daschle’s view on health care legislation may be decisive.

So it is worth reading his book “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis,” in which the gracious former Senate leader lays out without equivocation both the policy he recommends and the tactics for how to pass it.

He proposes setting up a board to establish standards for health care delivery in the United States that would be modeled on how the Federal Reserve Board and Securities and Exchange Commission oversee banks and corporations. Technically, it only would oversee the public health systems (Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health Administration, etc.), which provide about 32 percent of health care nationwide.

On Page 179, he writes, “The Federal Health Board wouldn’t be a regulatory agency, but its recommendations would have teeth because all federal health programs would have to abide by them.” But here is the kicker: Although his board technically would have no say on the 68 percent of health care that is provided through the private sector, at the bottom of Page 179, Daschle modestly adds: “Congress could opt to go further with the Board’s recommendations. It could, for example, link the tax exclusion for health insurance to insurance that complies with the Board’s recommendation.”

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This comes from B. Hussein Obama’s web site. It is his Anti-gun Stance:

Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

This guy is a fucking gun grabber and still hasn’t figured out that these tactics don’t support his stated goals.

Also:

Backdoor Ammo Bans

The lamestream media told you:

“I respect the Second Amendment,” according to Barack “Hope” Obama, Joe “Gun-Friend” Biden, and all politicians running for office from both parties.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The anti-rights candidates have so far refused to reject and repudiate proposals made last year by anti-rights supporters for draconian gun bills that would basically outlaw guns and ammunition over a period of several years. Widely defeated when government was under control of the do-little Republican party, the viciously anti-gun-rights Democrat party cannot be relied upon to maintain that course, on a model bill introduced in 18 states that would have required:

All ammunition to be encoded by the manufacturer with a data base tracking all ammunition sales; no one could sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 under the failed proposal unless the ammunition was coded; any privately held non-coded ammunition would have to be destroyed by July 1, 2011 (including handloaded ammo); and a tax of at least five cents on every round, considered by some to be way too low.

This is the kind of thinking out there in the anti-rights community — Obama’s constituency — who managed to get this legislation introduced in 18 states:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

It’s not everything they want, but “it’s a good start.” http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

I visited a site today. I heard about it on 96.7 KCAL last night when I was driving home from L.A.

http://www.coldwarshooters.net

Here’s page one of their rifles page:

http://www.coldwarshooters.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11&zenid=b1b62b556cb17ff9ed64aca010227738

Take note on the number of “SOLD OUT” items on the page. Don’t bother with page two; everything on that page is “SOLD OUT”. I also visited their ammo page. Don’t bother. “SOLD OUT”.

Good one over at JD’s place:

The evolution of liberalism…

J. D. Pendry

I just returned from a two-week trip to Korea. My jets are still lagging, which might explain why I was wide-awake at 0300. If my jet lag runs its typical course, I should be sleeping soundly somewhere mid-sermon.

Korea is an interesting place and an interesting lesson. My history there goes back to 1972 when I was an Army Private in I Corps stationed at Camp Red Cloud in Uijongbu, Korea. Uijongbu is just down the road a piece from communist North Korea and the world’s most heavily fortified and defended border along the 38th latitudinal parallel north, which if your curious about such things also passes through Wild Wonderful West Virginia where I sit this early Sunday morning. Although today’s average public school product probably could not tell you this, the Korean War never ended officially. There exists only a cease-fire. In 1972, dirt streets and roads were common to many areas. Most Koreans had neither a telephone nor a car. Women wading through the flooded paddies mostly planted rice by hand. In the countryside, thatched roofs were common and many rural areas still had no electricity.

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I agree. The war is over. We won. Now you fuckwits on the left should apologize, then STFU.

The War is Over

I declare November 22, 2008 to be “Victory in Iraq Day.” (Hereafter known as “VI Day.”)

By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won.

What more indication do you need? An announcement from the outgoing Bush administration? It’s not gonna happen. An announcement from the incoming Obama administration? That’s really not gonna happen. A declaration of victory by the media? Please. Don’t make me laugh. A concession of surrender by what few remaining insurgents remain in hiding? Forget about it.

The moment has come to acknowledge the obvious. To overtly declare a fact that has already been true for quite some time now. Let me repeat:

WE WON THE WAR IN IRAQ

And since there will never be a ticker-tape parade down Fifth Avenue in New York for our troops, it’s up to us, the people, to arrange a virtual ticker-tape parade. An online victory celebration.

Michael Yon’s take on it:

Down with Barriers, Up with Iraq

On November 13th I covered a mission in south Baghdad with soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division.  General Petraeus once told me during the height of the fighting, back when violence was the lingua franca and victory was very much in question, that this area was the canary in the mineshaft.  In his exact words regarding what Lieutenant Colonel Pat Frank had to deal with in one of the toughest places in Iraq, “SW Baghdad…has every challenge imaginable — AQI, JAM, micro-fault-lines, good/bad ISF partners, good/bad neighborhood leaders, and Route Irish!  It will be the canary in the mineshaft; if they can pull it off, this will be doable….”

It is critical to point out that General Petraeus told me this in 2007 –  just at the crest of “the Surge” during some of the fiercest fighting in the war.  Many people at home were saying the new strategy was a complete failure, but the Coalition and Iraqi soldiers were not tapping out, not taking a break, giving no quarter to the enemy, and expecting none in return.

General Petraeus went on about what he was seeing, “Just back from a patrol base in Arab Jabour, SE of Baghdad, another incredible place.  Was an AQI sanctuary three weeks ago.  Now the head sheik has given four of his best men to the newly arrived Bn Cdr to help him find/kill/capture AQI in the AO.  Very impressive/heartening.”


Three Small Things

BillNovember 24, 2008

I’d like you to do three things for me. Doing the second one won’t take long, but doing the first and the third — well, just take as long as you need.

First, I’d like you to think back and remember how you felt when you heard the news that they’d found and recovered SSG Matt Maupin’s remains.

The morons on the Supreme Court of California are going to hear the Prop 8 issue. Should have a ruling by summer.

Supremes to review ‘gay’ lawsuits against Prop. 8
California court agrees to evaluate complaints against ban on same-sex ‘marriage’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Supreme Court decided today that it will review lawsuits contesting legality of Proposition 8, the state’s same-sex marriage ban – despite that 52 percent of voters passed the amendment to the state constitution.

According to court documents, the issues to be argued include the following:

1. Is Proposition 8 invalid because it constitutes a revision of, rather than an amendment to, the California Constitution?

2. Does Proposition 8 violate the separation of powers doctrine under the California Constitution?

3. If Proposition 8 is not unconstitutional, what is its effect, if any, on the marriages of same-sex couples performed before the adoption of Proposition 8?

The court ordered the State of California, Attorney General Jerry Brown, the state registrar of vital statistics and the deputy director of health information and strategic planning of the California Department of Public Health to “show cause before this court … why the relief sought by petitioners should not be granted” on or before Dec. 19.

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