Archive for July, 2008

Obama, Osama… The Difference? BS

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 in Politics
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Who said this?

“I think the reparation we need right here in South Carolina is investment, for example in our schools. I did a town hall meeting in Florence, South Carolina, in an area called the corridor of shame. They’ve got buildings that students are trying to learn in that were built right after the Civil War. And we’ve got teachers who are not trained to teach the subjects they’re teaching and high dropout rates. We’ve got to understand that there are corridors of shame all across the country. And if we make the investments and understand that those are our children, that’s the kind of reparation that are really going to make a difference in America right now.”

Obama the asshat extraordinaire.


Barack Obama’s Stealth Socialism

Election ’08: Before friendly audiences, Barack Obama speaks passionately about something called “economic justice.” He uses the term obliquely, though, speaking in code — socialist code.

“Economic justice” simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It’s a euphemism for socialism.

IBD Editorial

Obama the Unknown

By Richard Cohen
Tuesday, July 29, 2008; A17

“Just tell me one thing Barack Obama has done that you admire,” I asked a prominent Democrat. He paused and then said that he admired Obama’s speech to the Democratic convention in 2004. I agreed. It was a hell of a speech, but it was just a speech.

On the other hand, I continued, I could cite four or five actions — not speeches — that John McCain has taken that elicit my admiration, even my awe. First, of course, is his decision as a Vietnam prisoner of war to refuse freedom out of concern that he would be exploited for propaganda purposes. To paraphrase what Kipling said about Gunga Din, John McCain is a better man than most.

But I would not stop there. I would include campaign finance reform, which infuriated so many in his own party; opposition to earmarks, which won him no friends; his politically imprudent opposition to the Medicare prescription drug bill (Medicare has about $35 trillion in unfunded obligations); and, last but not least, his very early call for additional troops in Iraq. His was a lonely position — virtually suicidal for an all-but-certain presidential candidate and no help when his campaign nearly expired last summer. In all these cases, McCain stuck to his guns.

Washington Post

Again the bitch just doesn’t get it. She doesn’t represent the people’s will. 73% of Americans want to drill now. 27% don’t. Hey it adds up to a 100%!

Get off your stupid politicking ass and allow the votes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN that she would block any vote to allow offshore drilling. This remarkable stance comes in the face of the latest poll that says 73 percent of Americans favor offshore drilling, while only 27 percent oppose it. Nancy Pelosi again displays her contempt for her employer, the American people. Her arrogance and wrong-headed philosophy have led Congress to an approval rating of a staggering 14 percent, the lowest ever.

The arguments she advances in defense of her position are, at best, silly, and at worst, devious. She says she will not allow additional reserves to be drilled because oil companies already hold leases on 68 million acres of federal land that are not being drilled. She ignores the testimony of oil company representatives who tell her that had they found oil under these lands, they would be pumping it. The oil companies need to drill where the oil is.

From a GOP USA guest commentary.

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.

Not Fit To Lead

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 in Politics

This is from Argghhh!

Not Fit To Lead

Well written, needs some grammar work, but nicely done.

In case you need a hint; it is about B. Hussein Obama.

“A tax payer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.”

Congress SUCKS!

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Politics

CONGRESS’ ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PORK BUFFET: A billion here, a billion there … it’s just money, right? Say hello to the “Advancing America’s Priorities Act.” This little gem, which Senator Reid will bring to the floor Saturday, contains a whopping $11 BILLION in earmark spending. Wonder how Congress plans to finance this monstrosity? Take a look in the mirror. Among its top legislative priorities: $5 million for a Jewish history museum in Poland, $183 million for “reconnecting homeless youths” (whatever the heck that means), and $1.5 billion for the DC Metrorail system, which the Heritage Foundation identifies as “the biggest earmark in history.” Are Democrats trying to repeat the mistakes made by Republicans leading up to 2006? It’ll be great if they suffer the same consequence, though it’ll be less great if they drain our wallets in the meantime.

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Jury Duty

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Uncategorized

Jury duty was interesting. The case was about possession of marijuana for sales as the main charge, with lesser charges of possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams, or possession of marijuana less than 28.5 grams. I was made the foreman of the jury. (The defense attorney said I was one of three that he figured would be the foreman).

There were two defendants, both claimed the weed was theirs, and that they were heavy users and the weed was for personal use.

The amount of weed in question was 57.19 grams, the weight in ounces works out to about 2.01 oz. Not a whole lot of weed, especially if two people are heavy smokers.

Facts of the case were:

Five individual baggies of weed were found in the one defendant’s purse. All varied in quantity, the largest being about 37 grams, and the smallest was 2.5 grams.

The other defendant also claimed the weed was his, they were fighting over the purse when the cop saw them and found the weed. He had $681 in cash in his pocket which he claimed was from gambling on the streets.

They both stated that they had bought the weed that morning and that it was theirs, even though they were separated by the officer, they both said essentially the same thing to the cop.

The five baggies of weed and the money were the only items of evidence presented by the prosecutor, along with the circumstantial evidence and “expert” testimony presented.

The prosecution failed to prove the sales, in part due to lost photographs of the evidence, and no actual sale was witnessed by anyone, plus the amount was rather small for sales.

We did find them guilty of possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. That one was easy, it was simple math and they never denied having weed.

It only took me an hour on the second day of deliberation to wrap it up. The first day we did the possession over 28.5 grams, because that was easy.

I kept everyone on track and kept the speculation down to a minimum and got the verdict in to the court by noon.

Very interesting look at the justice system.

A Note to the Nazi, Pelosi

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Politics

Your obstructionist policies are a direct opposite of the will of the American people.

You should be ashamed to call yourself a Representative of the people. The only thing you represent is the extreme left lunatics in this country, many of whom reside in that cesspool of a city you hail from.

It is time you stopped pandering to the morons on the left and act for America and not against her.

You are the worst Speaker in the history of the United States. I hope you are proud of that accomplishment.

Drill now. You can drill now and still aim for alternative fuels and energy resources. Stop holding America hostage to your agenda.

Election Info

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 in Politics
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Proposed changes in taxes after the 2008 General election:


0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.

28% on profit from ALL home sales

How does this affect you?  If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.


MCCAIN       15% (no change)

OBAMA        39.6%

How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance,  retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be  paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that ‘Higher tax rates  on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.’


MCCAIN         (no changes)

Single making 30K – tax $4,500
Single making 50K – tax $12,500
Single making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 125K – tax $31,250

OBAMA  (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)

Single making 30K – tax $8,400
Single making 50K – tax $14,000
Single making 75K – tax $23,250
Married making 60K – tax $16,800
Married making 75K – tax $21,000
Married making 125K – tax $38,750

Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!


MCCAIN   0%     (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

OBAMA               Restore the inheritance tax

Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.


New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet.

New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren’t high enough already)

New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water,  electricity)

New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least….

New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!

You can verify a lot of the above at the following web sites:

A Few Wise Words.

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 in Politics
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During  this political season let’s be reminded of these wise  words.

You cannot  help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

Abraham  Lincoln

Today is Independence Day. Many call it the 4th of July, which is wrong in my book. We don’t call Christmas the 25th of December, we shouldn’t call Independence Day by its date either.

What it’s really about: Liberty.

The freedom that so many take for granted every day.  Freedom of speech, religion, the press, the right to keep and bear arms, along with many others that were later spelled out in the Bill of Rights. Remember that this freedom was brought to you by many Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen throughout America’s 232 year history.

Here it is:

United States of America\'s Constitution
Declaration of Independence

Here’s what it says:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Here are the 56 signers:

Column 1
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Column 3
John Hancock
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

56 brave souls indeed.

They put everything they owned and their very lives on the line to secure liberty for America.

Here’s a good source for our founding documents:

Charters of Freedom

Remember, Freedom isn’t free.

Another One Bites the Dust

Posted: 2 Jul 2008 in Guns

Another loser bites the dust.

John Lowell shot two robbery suspects in a local Subway in Plantation, Fla. He was the lone customer in the shop.
Mr. Lowell having a concealed weapons permit shot the two shitheads as they were trying to herd the employees into the back of the shop.

Mr. Lowell shot the first asshole, Donicio Arrindell in the head, (nice shot), who died at the scene. He also shot the other asshole, Fredrick Gadson in the chest, who, unfortunately, survived. Imagine the savings the state of Floriduh would have had if he had killed both of these scumbags.

The grandparents of the shithead that survived are in all a twitter over their grand-asshole being shot during the robbery attempt. Boo-fucking-hoo. You should have thought of the consequences of this asshole’s likely career choice during his, I am sure, upstanding citizenry as a child in that loving environment that I am sure you shit heads afforded him.

At least there is one less asshole in the gene pool. Let’s hope that piece of shit hasn’t procreated already.

Mr. Lowell by the way is 71 and a former marine.

That is all.