Friday, November 26, 2010

Tell ‘em, Nigel

Nigel Farge, a British member of the European Parliament, blasts the European Union and their crazy currency, the Euro.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Maybe it was a missile, just not one of ours

A Chinese message to Washington?

Some experts, including the former assistant director of operations of NORAD’s Cheyenne Mountain facilities, believe the Nov. 8 contrail captured on video by a KCBS-TV helicopter crew was a missile launched from a submerged Chinese nuclear submarine.

You can read the disturbing report at WorldNetDaily.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hands off my cable choices, Senator

We have to wait four more years to fire this malignant imbecile.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) wants the FCC to do away with FOX News and MSNBC because “It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future.”

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann points out that Rockefeller should know that the FCC has no authority over cable channels, since he is a member of the committee which oversees the communications industry.

A little over the top, but I laughed

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mr. Incompetent is losing it?

Sources inside the White House tell radio and Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity that President Barack Obama is becoming increasingly obsessed with his critics. On his radio show Monday, Hannity said infighting and finger-pointing are at an all-time high in the Obama administration. What’s more, Hannity said, the president’s failure to lead is contributing to internal strife.

Read the whole thing here.

Just sayin’

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Sgt. Salvatore Giunta receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama.

Who’s the real man and who’s the poser in this photo?

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Democrats’ biggest donor

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about George Soros, the money behind Obama and his leftist agenda:

When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros' father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.

(Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)

KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros' friends and neighbors.

(Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)

KROFT: (Voiceover) You're a Hungarian Jew...

Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

KROFT: (Voiceover) ...who escaped the Holocaust...

(Vintage footage of women walking by train)

Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

(Vintage footage of people getting on train)

KROFT: (Voiceover) ...by--by posing as a Christian.

Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.

(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)

KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that's when my character was made.

KROFT: In what way?

Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and--and anticipate events and when--when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a--a very personal experience of evil.

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that's--that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not--not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't--you don't see the connection. But it was--it created no--no problem at all.

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

Mr. SOROS: No.

KROFT: For example that, 'I'm Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.' None of that?

Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c--I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn't be there, because that was--well, actually, in a funny way, it's just like in markets--that if I weren't there--of course, I wasn't doing it, but somebody else would--would--would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the--whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the--I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.  (George Soros, 60 Minutes interview transcript, December 20, 1998)

As it should be

They all deserve a hero’s welcome home.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another home run from Ann Coulter

Repeal the 26th Amendment

Jimmy Carter was such an abominable president we got Ronald Reagan, tax cuts, a booming economy and the destruction of the Soviet Union.

imageTwo years of Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress got us the first Republican Congress in half a century, followed by tax cuts, welfare reform and a booming economy – all of which Clinton now claims credit for.

Obama's disastrous presidency has already produced Republican senators from Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Illinois; New Jersey's wonder-governor Chris Christie; and the largest House majority for Republicans since 1946.

We deserve more. Clinton only threatened to wreck the health-care system; Obama actually did it. We must repeal the 26th Amendment.

Adopted in 1971 at the tail end of the Worst Generation's anti-war protests, the argument for allowing children to vote was that 18-year-olds could drink and be conscripted into the military, so they ought to be allowed to vote.

But 18-year-olds aren't allowed to drink anymore. We no longer have a draft. In fact, while repealing the 26th Amendment, we ought to add a separate right to vote for members of the military, irrespective of age.

As we have learned from Obamacare, young people are not considered adults until age 26, at which point they are finally forced to get off their parents' health-care plans. The old motto was: "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote." The new motto is: "Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote."

Eighteen- to 26-year-olds don't have property, spouses, children or massive tax bills. Most of them don't even have jobs because the president they felt so good about themselves for supporting wrecked the economy.

The meager tax young people paid for vehicle licensing fees on their cars threw them into such a blind rage that in 2003 they uncharacteristically voted to recall the Democratic governor of California, Gray Davis. Wait until they start making real money and realize they share a joint-checking account arrangement with the government! Literally wait. Then we'll let them vote.

Having absolutely no idea what makes their precious cars run, by the way, young voters are the most likely to oppose offshore drilling.

How about 10-year-olds? Why not give them the vote?

Then we'd have politicians wooing voters with offers of free Justin Bieber tickets instead of offers of a "sustainable planet" or whatever hokum the youth have swallowed hook, line and sinker from their teachers, pop culture idols and other authority figures. (Along with their approved-by-the-authorities "Question Authority" bumper stickers.)

Like 18-year-olds, the 10-year-olds would be sublimely unaware that they're the ones who will be footing the bill for all these "free" goodies, paying and paying until they die of old age.

Brain research in the last five years at Dartmouth and elsewhere has shown that human brains are not fully developed until age 25 and are particularly deficient in their frontal lobes, which control decision-making, rational thinking, judgment, the ability to plan ahead and to resist impulses.

Unfortunately, we didn't know that in 1971. Those of you who have made it to age 26 without dying in a stupid drinking game – and I think congratulations are in order, by the way – understand how insane it is to allow young people to vote.

It would almost be tolerable if everyone under the age of 30 just admitted they voted for Obama because someone said to them, "C'mon, it's really cool! Everyone's doing it!"

We trusted them, and now we know it was a mistake.

True, Reagan tied with Carter for the youth vote in 1980 and stole younger voters from Mondale in 1984, but other than that, young voters have consistently embarrassed themselves. Of course, back when Reagan was running for president, young voters consisted of the one slice of the population completely uninfected by the Worst Generation. Today's youth are the infantilized, pampered, bicycle-helmeted children of the Worst Generation.

They foisted this jug-eared, European socialist on us and now they must be punished. Voters aged 18 to 29 years old comprised nearly a fifth of the voting population in 2008, and they voted overwhelmingly for Obama, 66 percent to 31 percent.

And it only took 12 to 14 years of North Korean-style brainwashing to make them do it! At least their teachers haven't brainwashed them into burning books or ratting out their parents to the Stasi yet. (Of course, before teaching them book-burning, at least their professors would be forced to teach them what a book is.)

It would make more sense to give public school teachers and college professors 20 votes apiece than to allow their impressionable students to vote.

The Re-Education Camp Effect can be seen in how these slackers living at home on their parents' health insurance voted in the middle of the Republican tidal wave this year. Youths aged 18-29 voted for the Democrats by 16 points. But the kids aged 18-24 – having just received an A in professor Ward Churchill's college class on American Oppression – voted for the Democrats by a whopping 19 points.

Young people voted for Obama as a fashion statement. One daughter of a friend of a friend of mine spent her whole college summer in 2008 working at a restaurant and then, with teary eyes, sent everything she made to the Obama campaign.

Luckily, she doesn't have to worry about paying for tuition, rent or food. Or property taxes, electric bills, plumbers and electricians. After being exploited by the left, she'll end up paying for it for the rest of her life, with interest.

Liberals fight tooth-and-nail to create an electorate disposed to vote Democratic by, for example, demanding that felons and illegal aliens be given the vote. But it's at least possible that illegal aliens and criminals pay taxes or have fully functioning frontal lobes.

Republicans ought to fight for their own electorate, which at a minimum ought to mean voters with fully functioning brains and the possibility of a tax bill. Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote.

Veterans Day

I am the first person in my branch of the Flora family to wear a military uniform, going back seven generations to Europe in the 1600s.

My dad was rejected by the U.S. Army after Pearl Harbor in 1941 because he waslacklandcap2 31 years old and had a heart murmur. His father and his father’s father, and so on, all the way back to Switzerland, were non-violent protestants/German Baptist/Amish/Dunkards.

I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 22, 1965 and spent just 41 days in uniform before I received a medical discharge for allergies.

Some guys might parlay that into a claim to be a “Vietnam Era Veteran” but I make no such pretense. As far as I’m concerned, I went to a government-sponsored fitness camp for 41 days where I got free food, clothes, shelter and a haircut and even got paid $21 a month for my trouble.

In fact, I feel embarrassed every year when Veterans Day rolls around because I was excused from the horrors that so many of my generation endured in Vietnam.

They and all of the others who did the real work of soldiering for our country should be honored every day of the year.

So on this Veterans Day, I offer my deepest thanks to everyone who has taken this oath and served:

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stephen Harper gets it

Hey, Canada! Want to trade leaders?

No, I didn’t think so.

Semper Fi

Happy Birthday, Jarheads. Thanks for all you do.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This kid is going places

This inspiring story comes from Maggie’s Farm.

My cheerful, voluble friend at our local Cumbie/24-hr gas station has been working the night shift for 8 months. He's about 25, a recent single Jamaican (legal) immigrant who lives with his Mom. He is not a Rastaman. His Mom is a hospital aide who also moonlights as a home helper. She sings in the church choir.

This morning at 6 AM he announced to me "Hey, Boss, good news. They finally agreed to up my hours. Now I'll be able to work a minimum of 55 hrs/wk instead of 45."

"Do they pay you time and a half for OT?" I ask.

"Of course they do, man. Every hour over 40. The good thing is, now I can begin to put some money aside. You watch me man, I'm gonna need an investment advisor soon."

I asked "How about 60 hours minimum? I did that when I was young."

"That's my goal." he replied. "If I keep doing a good job at 55 hours and don't make mistakes, they will let me have 60. I already worked 60 last week with my extra OT."

"Beats selling beads to tourists at the beach?"

"Oh man, I thank God every day that my Mom made me come to America with her. She forced me, man. I had no choice. She is fat and mean. I was a ganja beach bum. Next week, I'll be an investor. I'm thinking of buying some some Apple Computer."

"What's your goal?"

"I'm gonna have my own Cumbie franchise. Be my own boss. Work 100 hours if I want. Hey, do you think I should buy gold or Apple Computer?"

"I think you should buy your own computer first."

"Hey, I already have that. I am online, man. I taught myself. I read everything there. I read Bloomberg news. These old guys come in early, they say 'Are the papers in yet?' Behind the times, man."

A spirited young lad with Jamaican high school and no college, enthusiastically inventing and building a life in America from scratch, with unlimited opportunity in front of him. Ya gotta love it. I want this kid here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Just sayin’

A friend who usually knows what she’s talking about warned me this morning that the economy is going to crash and burn, thanks to the idiotic (or maybe diabolical) move the Fed made last week.

She recommends laying in a year’s worth of beans, rice and potatoes and shifting as much wealth as possible into silver. (It’s trading at $26.88/ounce at the moment.) She was heading to her dealer with about 3 ounces of gold to convert today.

The trigger, she believes, is when China announces it will no longer buy U.S. bonds. The next 14 days after that event, she worries, will see the complete collapse of the global economy.

Maybe so, maybe not, but what can it hurt to have some extra food in the house? After all, we’re also in the New Madrid fault zone.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mama Grizzly speaks

Puzzling evidence

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He is apparently impressing the doll on his left. Click the pic for the source story.

A Chinese-made blow-up sex doll in the image of King Zero begs so many questions:

  • Why make an Obama blow-up sex doll?
  • Is it supposed to be flattery or an insult?
  • Is it completely anatomically accurate or does it have a vagina?
  • Who’s buying these things? Women? Gay guys?
  • Is his unit just sticking out there or does the user have to unzip his fly and fish it out?
  • Are these things standard issue in Chinese prisons?
  • Is it true what they say about black blow-up sex dolls?
  • How can it be a sex doll if his mouth is closed?
  • Will they be available in the U.S. in time for the 2012 election?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Obama Doesn’t Get It - By Victor Davis Hanson - The Corner - National Review Online

Obama Doesn’t Get It - By Victor Davis Hanson - The Corner - National Review Online

California rejected pot, but embraced crack … [Darleen Click]

California rejected pot, but embraced crack … [Darleen Click]

Reminds me of Hitler in the bunker

Obama’s press conference: Narcissistic rambling  and cliché-ridden platitudes.

Let the redistricting begin

State House Tsunami

Enjoy your last term, Andre Carson.

American Thinker: Obama's Grand Strategic Error

American Thinker: Obama's Grand Strategic Error

This is who kicked Obama’s ass yesterday

paragould tea 02 When I shot this Tea Party rally photo on April 15, 2009 in Paragould, Ark. I had a feeling I was witnessing the birth of something big.

That was the first day of the Tea Party rallies.

These little old ladies were self-conscious and a little embarrassed about showing up to protest anything, but they realized things were about to go horribly wrong and knew they had to do something about it.

And they and their friends rose up across the nation yesterday and smashed Obama’s grip on Congress.

Can we finally put this stupid racist/sexist teabagger narrative to rest?

The racist tea partiers elected two black representatives, a Cuban-American governor and an Indian-American female as governor.