Archive for 3 Feb 2009

Here’s an excellent article by Ralph Peters. Mr. Obama should pay attention. His mantra that we are all the same and all want the same thing, and the government is here to help, is exactly why liberals are full of shit to begin with. His idea that Pisslamist scumbags want the same things in life as we Americans want is absolutely insane. If the Pisslamists loved their children more than they hated anything that is not Islam, then maybe they could be dealt with in a more humane manner.

TALIBAN FROM OUTER SPACE

UNDERSTANDING AFGHANISTAN

A FUNDAMENTAL reason why our intelligence agencies, military leaders and (above all) Washington pols can’t understand Afghanistan is that they don’t recognize that we’re dealing with alien life-forms.

Oh, the strange-minded aliens in question resemble us physically. We share a few common needs: We and the aliens are oxygen breathers who require food and water at frequent intervals. Our body casings feel heat or cold. We’re divided into two sexes (more or less). And we’re mortal.

But that’s about where the similarities end, analytically speaking.

I’ve always said that Democrats are pretty much simpletons, and any article I run across that affirms my thoughts, well, I have to post.

Some of the shit Democrats feel should be spread through government just blows my mind.

Republicans as Democrats

by Thomas Sowell

A brief glimmer of sanity among Congressional Republicans has been followed, almost immediately, by a return to the more traditional Washington insanity.

Last week, every single Republican in the House of Representatives voted against the Obama administration’s “stimulus” package– which had stimulated an orgy of runaway spending by Congressional Democrats on everything from sports arenas to sexually transmitted diseases.

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Why the Liberal View of Government is Wrong

by John Hawkins

Liberals view the government as a force for good that should be used at every possible opportunity to reorder people’s lives. This is an outgrowth of the liberal belief that most people are stupid and unable to ascertain what’s in their own best interests without the intercession of their superiors (liberals) to show them what’s best. That makes government extraordinarily handy to liberals because they can use the power of government to force people to give up their money, force people to do things they don’t want to do, and to try to reshape society into the utopian vision they have of how the world should work.

On the other hand, conservatives view the government as a necessary evil that should generally be used as sparingly, judiciously, and reluctantly as possible. This is not because conservatives believe people are angels, but because we believe Adam Smith was correct when he said, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”

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Welcome to Flyover Country

The name of my column is Real America. I try to give opinion and commentary from Flyover Country, where I live.

Every so often I get asked exactly where Flyover Country is. Here’s one definition.

Take out a map of the U.S. and mark the biggest cities in red. You’ll likely circle such places as Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

In other words, you’ve made a big loop around the perimeter of the country. Everything else is Flyover Country, called this because everyone flies over it in their trips to reach the large urban centers.

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The economy:

An Open Letter To Our New President
By Doug Patton
February 2, 2009

Dear Mr. President:

Recently, you stated that: “There will be a time for profits…Now is not that time.” Not since you made Joe the most famous plumber in America by telling him (and all of us) that you wanted to “spread the wealth around” have you been so transparent about your attitude toward the private sector.

You complain about “excessive” CEO salaries and bonuses. And I must admit that it strains credulity to imagine the chutzpah it takes for some of these companies to engage in such indulgences with both hands outstretched to the federal government for bailout dollars in numbers most of us can’t even comprehend. It is unseemly at best to watch these jackals presiding over companies that are hemorrhaging buckets of red ink while they fly off into the sunset in their corporate jets with their golden parachutes — paid for by American taxpayers.

Unfortunately, the same rules don’t seem to apply to you and your cohorts in government. You have an equally arrogant, cavalier attitude toward the hard-working Americans who pay for your salary and your extravagant lifestyle. And you don’t seem to play by the rules you create for the rest of us. Your new treasury secretary cheated on his taxes and yet was confirmed to oversee the Internal Revenue Service. Your nominee to run the health and human services department is the poster boy for limousine liberals who don’t even pay for their limousines — or at least not the taxes they owe on them. And your attorney general believes in pardons for terrorists and tax cheats.

Howard Nemerov takes the Brady campaign to task. These gun grabbers are liars and should be shown for that. Their data doesn’t hold water when looked at, and is easily debunked as bullshit as you will see with these two articles:

Brady Campaign to prevent democracy? (Part 1)

In their recent publication, Guns & the 2008 Elections: Common Sense Gun Laws Won, the NRA Lost, & What It Means, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence declared that the 2008 federal elections were a victory for gun control:

The 2008 elections demonstrated – not for the first time – that voters support candidates who favor strong gun laws and reject the gun lobby’s extremist agenda.

What is undeniable is that the NRA [National Rifle Association] could not sway the presidential election – or the nomination battles, or races in the Senate, House…

To determine the veracity of Brady’s claims, election results from the House of Representatives will be examined here because the larger number of election contests (435) gives a more accurate picture of the electorate’s view of the 2008 election cycle.

Brady was proud of the fact that over 90% of their endorsed House candidates won. Indeed, Brady-endorsed candidates had a 91.3% winning percentage, besting the 86.6% for NRA-endorsed candidates.* On the face of it, Brady appears to have won handily, but how the results were produced provides an interesting story.

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Brady Campaign to prevent democracy? (Part 2)

Real Election Issues

Of the 25 Congressional races where a Brady-endorsed candidate went up against a NRA-endorsed candidate, Brady won 13. A 52.0% does not bode well for anybody claiming that this election was a mandate for anything, especially since all the head-to-head Brady winners were Democrat. Depending upon how much voter dissatisfaction on other issues impacted this election, Brady’s slight edge here may actually indicate a lack of voter support for their agenda, because voters considered issues like the continued Iraq involvement and the economic downturn the result of Republican policy, a trend that began with the 2006 election when Democrats retook Congress.

The Democrat party agrees with this premise. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is the “official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House.” Their recent email exhorts people to fight against a “cheap shot” by radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh:

We need every grassroots Democrat to show Rush Limbaugh and all of the Republicans what they’re up against if they start attacking President Obama and Democrats who are working to end the failed GOP policies of the last eight years. [Emphasis added]

In the national House races, the Cable News Network (CNN) exit polls showed that 93% of all voters thought economic conditions were “not so good” or “poor,” and 81% worried the economic crisis would hurt their families. Overall, 62% disapproved of the war in Iraq, and 63% considered the economy the most important issue with Iraq a distant second at 10%; gun control didn’t make CNN’s list of voters’ important issues. Only 28% thought Bush was doing a good job, and 48% thought McCain––as leader of the Republican party by nature of his presidential candidacy––would continue Bush’s policies; 85% of all Democrat voters believed this, with only 13% of Republican voters agreeing.

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You were warned about this. Now you better pay attention, or your rights will be trampled on by the left. It’s no joke.

From Alphecca:

Gun Control Crowd: Yes We Can!

Yup! The new liberal, Democratic Congress respects the Second Amendment SO MUCH that they are rushing to introduce handgun registration. How do you like it, so far?

Another Lefty-Liberal Confirmed

So, piece-of-crap Eric Holder, who doesn’t believe in our nation’s Constitution or Bill of Rights, is rubber-stamped by the Democrat controlled Congress. From CNN:

During confirmation hearings, Republicans questioned his role in former President Bill Clinton’s widely criticized last-minute pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich and questioned whether he would be independent of the White House. Holder had a testy exchange with the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican, Arlen Specter, who questioned Holder’s “fitness” for the office.

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Lies of the Gun Grabbers

Chris Cox explains:

Already, the deliberate deceptions we heard from anti-gunners previously are resurfacing. Anti-gun Sen. Carl Levin, D-MI, said last Thursday on the floor of the Senate that “assault weapons” are “capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute” and that they are “once again pervading our streets and neighborhoods.”

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Why is his Douche-bagness apologizing to the world for America? I never could understand that about liberals. You idiots think that the world needs to hear an apology from us every other day, or some such drivel.

America has absolutely nothing, NOTHING, to apologize for. We are the most giving nation on the fucking planet. We have done more for the world than most nations can even contemplate.

America should be waiting for the rest of the world to apologize to us.

Obama owes me an apology for the abortion he’s calling a stimulus package and the very idea that America is somehow wrong in this world.

America has done more for Muslim countries and peoples than even other Muslim countries have. In fact, America has 5 wars on their behalf in the last 20 years alone. Never mind the countless humanitarian aid that we have also rendered to them.

Government takes over, Obama apologizes

by Star Parker

The Obama administration, completing its first full week, wasted no time getting priorities in order. First, issue formal apologies to the world, and then begin advancing massive, intrusive government at home.

The president chose Arab television, Al Arabiya, to give his first sit down interview. He took the opportunity to confirm the long held Arab view that the real problem is America and President Obama apologized on our behalf.

“…America was not born as a colonial power,” he told the Arab viewing audience – implying we are now. And he regretfully confessed that “We sometimes make mistakes. We are not perfect.”

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Related:

Obama Just Flatters Himself

by Charles Krauthammer

WASHINGTON — Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims with “to the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,” his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic.

Is it “new” to acknowledge Muslim interests and show respect to the Muslim world? Obama doesn’t just think so, he said so again to millions in his al-Arabiya interview, insisting on the need to “restore” the “same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago.”

Global Warming BS Roundup

Czech president attacks Al Gore’s climate campaign

Czech President Vaclav Klaus took aim at climate change campaigner Al Gore on Saturday in Davos in a frontal attack on the science of global warming.

“I don’t think that there is any global warming,” said the 67-year-old liberal, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. “I don’t see the statistical data for that.”

Referring to the former US vice president, who attended Davos this year, he added: “I’m very sorry that some people like Al Gore are not ready to listen to the competing theories. I do listen to them.

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All Seriousness Aside

Paul Chesser, American Spectator, 30 January 2009

Al Gore and Venus Envy

Steven Milloy, FoxNews.com, 29 January 2009

His Winter of Discontent

William Tucker, American Spectator, 29 January 2009

Teach-in, Turn-out, Cool-off

Paul Chesser, DC Examiner, 29 January 2009

Climate Change ‘Envoy of Disappointment’

Penny Starr, CNS News, 28 January 2009

Obama, Fight the Green Agenda

Joel Kotkin, Forbes, 27 January 2009