Archive for February, 2011

The last American World War I Veteran has died.
He was 110.
Rest in peace.

This chapter ends…

Mr. Buckles, who was born by lantern light in a Missouri farmhouse, quit school at 16 and bluffed his way into the Army. As the nation flexed its full military might overseas for the first time, he joined 4.7 million Americans in uniform and was among 2 million U.S. troops shipped to France to vanquish the German kaiser.Ninety years later, with available records showing that former corporal Buckles, serial No. 15577, had outlived all of his compatriots from World War I, the Department of Veterans Affairs declared him the last doughboy standing. He was soon answering fan mail and welcoming a multitude of inquisitive visitors to his rural home.

“I feel like an endangered species,” he joked, well into his 11th decade. As a rear-echelon ambulance driver behind the trenches of the Western Front in 1918, he had been safe from the worst of the fighting. But “I saw the results,” he would say.

With his death, researchers said, only two of the approximately 65 million people mobilized by the world’s militaries during the Great War are known to be alive: an Australian man, 109, and a British woman, 110 .

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They’re also dead to Ace.

I can’t fucking believe it. Well, maybe I can. It’s the old guard mixed with a couple new morons.

Pathetic.

It’s time for term limits in both houses of Congress. There’s no way that America can survive with assholes like this running the country.

Crumble: GOP effort to cut $100 billion fails — thanks to massive Republican defections

I was all set to do a celebratory moral-victory post about the votes to defund Planned Parenthood and ObamaCare, but how can we party now? There’s pee in the punchbowl.

Remember, even the full, allegedly “draconian” $100 billion figure is a pittance compared to this year’s projected $1.5 trillion deficit.

I’m speechless.

The House rejected a measure cutting an additional $22 billion from the Republican spending bill, as conservatives ran into a wall of opposition from the GOP establishment over the depth of reductions to federal funding.

The amendment backed by the conservative Republican Study Committee failed, 147-281, but not before putting the GOP spending divide under a spotlight on the House floor. Authored by RSC chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the proposal would have dramatically reshaped an appropriations bill that already slashes federal spending by $61 billion over the next seven months…

Like no previous proposal, the heated debate over the amendment drew a bright line through the GOP conference, pitting conservatives pushing the deepest spending cuts against senior Republicans who denounced them as “misguided,” “indiscriminate” and, in the case of Rep. Daniel Lungren (R-Calif.), “lazy.”…

While Republicans were critical of the measure, Democrats adopted an apocalyptic tone. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said that while the entire spending bill was “irresponsible,” the Jordan amendment would “commit this country to an economic death spiral.”

 

It’s about time America wakes up to the union bullshit that has been plaguing this country for far too long.

I’ve posted on this before here and here.

Government unions should be outlawed. They work for the people, are paid by the people, and any and all monetary issues should be decided by the people.

The shit has finally hit the fan with this bullshit. I for one am ecstatic over the idea that teacher’s unions are finally going to get the crap kicked out of them by the American tax payer.

Unions are about power. Anything else they say they are about is a lie. Plain and simple.

Here’s a piece from Hot Air:

If anyone thought that unions were paragons of democracy, the display in Madison this week has been instructive.  Their protests have given their Democratic allies in the Wisconsin state senate an excuse to abandon representative democracy rather than abide by the results of an election less than four months earlier, and protesters hold signs comparing newly-elected Republican Scott Walker to dictators such as Hosni Mubarak and Adolf Hitler for the crime of proposing changes in the law which he promised during the election campaign.  The Wall Street Journal argues today that the spectacle in Wisconsin shows that unions are interested in only one thing — power:

The reality is that the unions are trying to trump the will of the voters as overwhelmingly rendered in November when they elected Mr. Walker and a new legislature. As with the strikes against pension or labor reforms that routinely shut down Paris or Athens, the goal is to create enough mayhem that Republicans and voters will give up.

While Republicans now have the votes to pass the bill, on Thursday Big Labor’s Democratic allies walked out of the state senate to block a vote. Under state rules, 20 members of the 33-member senate must be present to hold a vote on an appropriations bill, leaving the 19 Republicans one member short. By the end of the day some Democrats were reported to have fled the state. So who’s really trying to short-circuit democracy?

Unions are treating these reforms as Armageddon because they’ve owned the Wisconsin legislature for years and the changes would reduce their dominance. Under Governor Walker’s proposal, the government also would no longer collect union dues from paychecks and then send that money to the unions. Instead, unions would be responsible for their own collection regimes. The bill would also require unions to be recertified annually by a majority of all members. Imagine that: More accountability inside unions.

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Michelle Malkin also discusses this issue:

Support Wisconsin: Trumka storms Madison tomorrow; Walker supporters to rally Saturday; a disgusted teacher calls out unions

It’s the National Thug Convergence.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka — refresh your memories of his violent rise to power here — announced that he’ll be storming Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow to join all the Hitler/Mubarak-sign toters and teachers ditching their jobs.

The showdown is scheduled for high noon.

Check out Vicki McKenna’s photo gallery for today’s scenes from the mob.

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Also more at Memeorandum.

 


The political pundit from the north opens his pie-hole for all to see just how stupid he really is.

“Okay, I admit right up front that this isn’t a heavy story and that, normally, I could care less about the political opinions of pop stars. But, come on, folks. This is Justin Bieber we’re talking about here! We bloggers are a mercenary lot who’ll find reason to write about almost anything if it’ll bring us that sweet, sweet blog traffic.”

I can’t believe this little metro-sexual douche bag from Canada, who makes his living in this country, probably because, well, Canada sucks, has the nuggets to spout off about this country.

“You guys are evil,” he jokingly tells Vanessa Grigoriadis in an upcoming interview with Rolling Stone. “Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”

Despite Bieber’s belief in government-run health care, the teenage superstar insists he is non-partisan. “I’m not sure about the parties,” he says. “But whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.”

You little crap weasel of a turd from Canada! Go back to the north and partake in that hell hole’s version of health care, where it’s “free”.  Just ask how much free really costs you idiots from the north.

“As Gutfeld reported, Bieber used the epithet when talking about our health care system. Little Justine is under the impression that Canada is the world’s best country because there anyone can go to the doctor for free. Wheeeee!

Apparently, Bieber went on to relate the sad story of his bodyguard, who had problems paying medical bills when his child was born, as his health care didn’t cover the costs. Or something. Who can be bothered to pay attention when Satan’s Metrosexual Imp is on my TV?”

I find it hard to believe that we even entertain the idea that you can even form an opinion based on your vast experience on the planet, all 17 years of it.

Do us all a favor and take your metro-sexual ass back up north and shut your pie-hole.

What a douche.

 

The political pundit from the north opens his pie-hole for all to see just how stupid he really is.

“Okay, I admit right up front that this isn’t a heavy story and that, normally, I could care less about the political opinions of pop stars. But, come on, folks. This is Justin Bieber we’re talking about here! We bloggers are a mercenary lot who’ll find reason to write about almost anything if it’ll bring us that sweet, sweet blog traffic.”

I can’t believe this little metro-sexual douche bag from Canada, who makes his living in this country, probably because, well, Canada sucks, has the nuggets to spout off about this country.

“You guys are evil,” he jokingly tells Vanessa Grigoriadis in an upcoming interview with Rolling Stone. “Canada’s the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”

Despite Bieber’s belief in government-run health care, the teenage superstar insists he is non-partisan. “I’m not sure about the parties,” he says. “But whatever they have in Korea, that’s bad.”

You little crap weasel of a turd from Canada! Go back to the north and partake in that hell hole’s version of health care, where it’s “free”.  Just ask how much free really costs you idiots from the north.

“As Gutfeld reported, Bieber used the epithet when talking about our health care system. Little Justine is under the impression that Canada is the world’s best country because there anyone can go to the doctor for free. Wheeeee!

Apparently, Bieber went on to relate the sad story of his bodyguard, who had problems paying medical bills when his child was born, as his health care didn’t cover the costs. Or something. Who can be bothered to pay attention when Satan’s Metrosexual Imp is on my TV?”

I find it hard to believe that we even entertain the idea that you can even form an opinion based on your vast experience on the planet, all 17 years of it.

Do us all a favor and take your metro-sexual ass back up north and shut your pie-hole.

What a douche.

This does not bode well for America, or Israel. Obama continues to sell out our allies in order to suck up to the Islamo-fascists.

I think he is a stealth Islamist in the White House, but that’s just my opinion. Every chance he has gotten, he has kowtowed to the Muslims in the world and done his level best to snub all of our long time allies.

Foreign Policy has the story.

In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council
By Colum Lynch

The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.

But the Palestinians rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesday of Arab representatives and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution on Friday, according to officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospect that the Obama adminstration will cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security Council.

Still, the U.S. offer signaled a renewed willingness to seek a way out of the current impasse, even if it requires breaking with Israel and joining others in the council in sending a strong message to its key ally to stop its construction of new settlements. U.S. officials were not available for comment, but two Security Council diplomats confirmed the proposal.

What I don’t understand, is why the hell Israel has to give up land to the Palestinians, when the Arabs all around them have plenty of land and could actually carve a piece of their territory out for them. The small piece of land that they are trying to carve out of Israel is a pittance when it comes to the larger countries all around them.

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I hate unions. I think they create an atmosphere that is not conducive to competition within the free market system. They are expensive for the employer and they pretty much tie the employer’s hands when it comes to getting rid of the assholes that don’t do their job effectively.

Case in point; teacher’s unions.

How many times have you heard them cry “it’s for the children!” whenever they whine for more money? They use that shit every time they want more money. It’s not for the children. Don’t buy that shit. 80% of the money that states and municipalities throw at schools goes into the teacher’s pockets, either through a bloated bureaucracy, or to their pensions and health care.

How much do teachers pay for their health care? In places like Detroit, or L.A. it’s zero. When those assholes are striking, it’s not for the children, it’s for their own bottom line.
It’s high time that unions were disallowed in public service and especially in schools.

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This is really pathetic at best.

Here’s an explanation from Doug Ross.

I am not surprised in the least.

The Democrats will claim he’s cut spending to the deepest core in 3, 2, 1…