Sunday, December 26, 2010

So when is Al Gore going to get his fat butt over here to shovel the snow off my driveway?

A lengthy bout of snow shoveling is just what Al Gore and the other ecoweenies deserve as punishment for the Global Warming fraud. However, they haven't accepted the obvious once more and are taking to the popular press in droves to tell us that all this cold weather and snow is yet more proof of global warming:

No matter what happens, it always confirms their basic premise that the world is getting hotter. The weather turns cold and wet? It's global warming, they say. Weather turns hot? Global warming. No change? Global warming. More hurricanes? Global warming. No hurricanes? You guessed it.

Nothing can disprove their thesis. Not even the extraordinarily frigid weather now creating havoc across most of the Northern Hemisphere. The Los Angeles Times, in a piece on the region's strangely wet and cold weather, paraphrases Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist Bill Patzert as saying, "In general, as the globe warms, weather conditions tend to be more extreme and volatile."

Got that? No matter what the weather, it's all due to warming. This isn't science; it's a kind of faith. Scientists go along and even stifle dissent because, frankly, hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants are at stake. But for the believers, global warming is the god that failed.

Why do we continue to listen to warmists when they're so wrong? Maybe it's because their real agenda has nothing to do with climate change at all. Earlier this month, attendees of a global warming summit in Cancun, Mexico, concluded, with virtually no economic or real scientific support, that by 2020 rich nations need to transfer $100 billion a year to poor nations to help them "mitigate" the adverse impacts of warming.

This is what global warming is really about — wealth redistribution by people whose beliefs are basically socialist.

Bzzzt - game over, ecoweenies.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to all from the Country Store with a little help from the folks in Ferndale, California:

plus Alabama performing "Christmas in Dixie":

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I'd kick in a few bucks to keep celebrity airheads off Twitter

Celebrity Twitter Ban Campaign a Bust, Can't Raise $1 Million; Stars Freak Out

Celebrities were so frustrated with the time it took to raise $1 million for Keep a Child Alive's "Digital Death" campaign, they persuaded a wealthy savior to give them $500,000 so they could get back on Twitter.

Brooklyn-born billionaire pharmaceutical executive Stewart Rahr donated $500,000 yesterday to meet the $1 million goal, thereby resuscitating Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, Daphne Guinness and others on Twitter and Facebook.

There's a list of twits that never would be missed.

The boldfaces agreed to "kill" themselves on social media until they raised a $1 million for the charity, which helps fund HIV/AIDS relief in Africa and India. But it took longer than expected, and insiders say the celebs became frustrated. 

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Sources said the organization expected to raise the $1 million in a week. But by yesterday, after six days, it had taken in only about $450,000. Stars including Kim Kardashian, who can earn about $10,000 a tweet, started getting itchy fingers.

Is there any topic in the world on which Kim Kardashian can provide useful information or opinion? Besides whoring, that is.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Obama finds a new "moderate" Taliban Leader to negotiate with

Little Barry Obama has had bad luck negotiating with the Taliban, but that all changed when he got this email:

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP

MY MOST DEAR AMERICANSKI INFIDELSKIS, 

FIRST BEFORE I PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF THIS MOST IMPORTANT BUSINESS TRANSACTION PERMIT ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF AND THE NATURE OF MY PREDICAMENT. MY NAME IS MULLAH IOWAHAK MUHAMMADAVI AL-BURJIHAD, TOP MODERATE OFFICIAL OF TALIBAN ARMY. DUE TO THE DEATH OF MY LATE UNCLE GENERAL COMMANDER CHUCK-O AL-BURJIHAD I HAVE BEEN DELEGATED AS A MATTER OF TRUST THE POSITION OF NUMERO UNO PEACE NEGOTIATOR FOR THE TALIBAN.  I AM IN SEEK OF OVERSEAS PARTNERS FOR MODERATE PEACE AND THE SUM $7.25 BILLION DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE. 

I AM NOW IN POSSESSION OF A FULLY VALID MODERATE TALIBAN PEACE AGREEMENT DOCUMENT WHICH I AM TRULY EAGER TO TRANSFER BY WIRE INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. I AM IN URGENT REQUEST FOR YOUR DIPLOMATIC TREATY ACCOUNT AND U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT BANK ROUTING INFORMATION.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

MULLA IOWAHAK MUHAMMADAVI AL-BURJIHAD

Good thing Obama is such a negotiating fool or this opportunity might have passed us by.

The lost lesson of Thanksgiving

John Stossel - Happy Starvation Day

Had today's political class been in power in 1623, tomorrow's holiday would have been called "Starvation Day" instead of Thanksgiving. Of course, most of us wouldn't be alive to celebrate it.

Every year around this time, schoolchildren are taught about that wonderful day when Pilgrims and Native Americans shared the fruits of the harvest. But the first Thanksgiving in 1623 almost didn't happen.

Long before the failure of modern socialism, the earliest European settlers gave us a dramatic demonstration of the fatal flaws of collectivism. Unfortunately, few Americans today know it.

The Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony organized their farm economy along communal lines. The goal was to share the work and produce equally.

That's why they nearly all starved.

When people can get the same return with less effort, most people make less effort. Plymouth settlers faked illness rather than working the common property. Some even stole, despite their Puritan convictions. Total production was too meager to support the population, and famine resulted. This went on for two years.

"So as it well appeared that famine must still ensue the next year also, if not some way prevented," wrote Gov. William Bradford in his diary. The colonists, he said, "began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery. At length after much debate of things, (I) (with the advice of the chiefest among them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves. And so assigned to every family a parcel of land."

In other words, the people of Plymouth moved from socialism to private farming. The results were dramatic.

"This had very good success," Bradford wrote, "for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been. By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many."

Because of the change, the first Thanksgiving could be held in November 1623.

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

Today's Hoot: Ann Coulter has fun with the TSA grope squad and Queen Pelosi

Strange Men Grope Nancy Pelosi or the Terrorists Have Won

As long as the head of the TSA, Long Dong Silver, refuses to get rid of the intrusive, possibly dangerous airport searches, how about requiring members of Congress to go through the same security screening in order to enter hallowed congressional office buildings?

Not just Barney Frank -- I mean all members of Congress. "We've patted you down twice, Congressman Frank. Why don't you just go to your office now?"

The Rayburn House Office Building is a far more likely target for a terrorist attack than a random flight out of a random American airport. But every passenger on every flight in America must allow a TSA agent to get to second base with them, in some cases third base, or appear live in a nude video in order to board the plane.

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If security guards at a big, fat terrorist target like the U.S. Capitol can be expected to figure out that members of Congress aren't a threat, why don't we trust TSA agents to figure out that little grandmothers, nuns and 8-year-olds aren't a threat either?

Nancy Pelosi is more likely to engage in a terrorist attack on America than any grandmother or 8-year-old. Just look at what she did to our health care.

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I'd feel safer if Pistole and Napolitano had the full body cavity search than Grandma. Anyone involved in the creation of an airport security system that requires pilots to be checked for weapons has got to be removed from any government job and promptly institutionalized, as he is a danger to himself and others.

We're talking about the pilot. Is there anyone in the government who can tell us why the pilot doesn't need a box-cutter to seize control of the airplane and kill everyone on it? You there, in the back -- the skinny guy with the big ears behind the teleprompter: Wanna take a guess? Bueller? Anyone? Bueller?

More by following the link - did you know that Nancy Pelosi has a 100 percent congressional rating from al-Qaida?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Your taxes at work rebuilding foreign mosques and giving Internet access to foreign imams

Isn't this special?  Mosque Makeovers With Your Tax Dollars:

The Channel 2 Action News investigation found a 1,300-year-old Egyptian mosque that was almost flooded by contaminated sewer water that is one of many ancient Cairo mosques and churches that were saved from destruction by the U.S. taxpayers.

This is part of a $770 million program to rebuild Cairo's sewer system, paid for by the U.S. State Department's USAID program.

"We are spending money we don't have. This is all on a gigantic credit card right now," said Jared Thomas, a taxpayer advocate.

Millions more dollars have been sent to places like Cyprus. The State Department displays before and after pictures of mosques refurbished with U.S. tax dollars.

"I think it is very hard to explain to the American taxpayer right now whose having an extraordinary time paying bills and making ends meet that this is why we took this out of your paycheck, so we can fund this," said Thomas.

Ya think?

Egyptian-American human rights activist Nonie Darwish told Channel 2 Action News anchor Justin Farmer that trying to buy respect in the Middle East only shows our weakness.

"This part of the world has a lot of respect for power and America is not showing its power, it's showing its appeasement. They are laughing all the way to the bank," said Darwish.

Darwish was born in Egypt and is now a former Muslim. Darwish told Farmer that she moved to America and has written several books critical of radical Islam. Darwish said that most of the mosques in Egypt are run by extremists who have ordered former Muslims like herself to be killed.

"We are rebuilding mosques to support the radicals, not to support the moderates. We are building mosques to issue fatwas of death against people like me," said Darwish.

Your tax dollars also fund computers and mosques in places like Tajikistan and Mali. At an ancient mud brick mosque in Mali, the State Department has provided Internet service and computer equipment to local imams.

Taxpayer watchdogs wonder how the State Department can explain paying for Internet service while Americans struggle through the worst recession in decades.

"To the average person who has probably seen their paycheck shrink and not grow, this could be an insult to them," said Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Association.

C'mon Pete, don't hold back - it's much worse than "could be an insult." 

How long do you think it will be before the folks in DC figure out that we don't have the money for this kind of foolishness? Of course, with Barack Obama, our Muslim President, writing the checks nothing is too good for his pals or too much for the taxpayers.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

Veterans Day

Today our nation gives thanks once again to the veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep us free from foreign tyranny. Speaking of which, our Third World Marxist President Barack Obama is AWOL this Veterans Day since he is busy swanning about over in Asia at vast expense to the taxpayers, but he did find time in his busy schedule to celebrate Indonesian veterans on their Heroes Day and deliver such deep thoughts as:

"Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress"

I wonder which one of his Marxist pals told Barry that one.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Dear California, it's been real

California: The Lindsay Lohan of States

Listen up, California. The other 48 states—your cousin New York excluded—are sick of your bratty arrogance. You're the Lindsay Lohan of states: a prima donna who once showed some talent but is now too wasted to do anything with it.

After enjoying ephemeral highs and spending binges, you suffer crashes that culminate in brief, unsuccessful stints in rehab. This cycle repeats itself every five to 10 years, as the rest of the country looks on with a mixture of horror and amusement. We'd feel sorry for you if you didn't constantly flip us the bird.

Instead, we're making bets on how long it will be before your next meltdown. Oh, wait—you're already melting down.

You've racked up nearly $70 billion in general obligation debt, and that doesn't include your $500 billion unfunded pension liability. Your own analysts predict you'll face a hole of at least $80 billion over the next four years.

Your government's run by a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums. When they're not taxing or spending, they're creating regulations and commissions like the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and the California Blueberry Commission.

....

We've tried to help you, California. Some spent millions on campaigns to entice you to change your reckless behavior. And you told them to kick rocks.

So here's our final warning: When you inevitably crash and burn, don't count on us to bail you out.

Monday, November 01, 2010

No Quarter! Throw Obama's Bums Out!

Just there the barbarians huddle, sheer terror gripping tight their hearts with icy fingers... knowing full well what merciless horrors they suffered at the swords and spears of three hundred. Yet they stare now across the plain at *ten thousand* Spartans commanding thirty thousand free Greeks!

This day we rescue a world from mysticism and tyranny and usher in a future brighter than anything we can imagine.

"300" Call To Battle

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Little Barry Obama caught lying about foreign contributions - Glenn Reynolds delivers the spanking

You really have to wonder if Barack Obama is merely befuddled by all the drugs he took as a kid or he really is a sociopathic liar. Anyhow, Obama's latest lies about foreign contributions to the US. Chamber of Commerce are truly laughable:

NEW YORK TIMES: Obama’s “foreign money” claims are bogus. They’re also pretty rich, considering how his 2008 campaign handled foreign credit cards. From that National Journal story: “The lack of a computerized address-verification system would allow the Obama campaign’s computers to accept online donations from U.S. citizens above legal limits, and to accept donations from foreigners who are barred by law from contributing at all.” Perhaps its time to remind people of that issue again. Oh, wait, I just did!

Here’s more on that from 2008: “A breakdown of controls has enabled foreign and other unaccountable funds to pour into the Obama campaign — and it’s not an accident.”

Plus, from the Washington Post: Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations. “Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity, campaign officials confirmed. Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged.”

More here. “Then there’s the question of whether foreign nationals are contributing to the Obama campaign. There is more than enough evidence to warrant a full-scale investigation by the Federal Election Commission, including the $32,332.19 that appears to have come from two brothers living in a Hamas-controlled Palestinian refugee camp in Rafah, GA (that’s Gaza, not Georgia). The brothers’ cash is part of a flood of illegal foreign contributions accepted by the Obama campaign.”

Here's more on the latter case of the two lovable Obama-supporting Palestinian lads with deep pockets who live in a refugee camp in Gaza. I wonder how much US foreign aid to Hamas and other thugs went right into Obama's pocket?

As Michael Barone observes:

The Obama campaign was happy to encourage mass illegal donations from foreign nationals. Now it’s making baseless charges that its opposition is doing the same thing. Hope and change!

Smooth move, Barry.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yet another reason to have contempt for this Democrat-run Congress

House Democrats are always good for a laugh if you like sick humor. but today they topped themselves by bringing in professional buffoon Stephen Colbert to do his comedy routine in a committee hearing:

Personally, I completely agree with Glenn Reynolds that  having this idiot Colbert testify was nothing more than a Democrat stunt to take the media’s eye off the very real and important testimony also taking place today regarding the Justice Department’s racism scandals. So the more cringe-worthy and embarrassing Colbert’s appearance is, the better. Naturally, the MSM will be all too willing to play along. They fully understand how damaging the DOJ Black Panther case is to the Obama Administration and have no desire to come anywhere near covering it.

And of course, there’s Stephen Colbert, just as willing to play along — a narcissistic attention whore with no respect for the political process who thinks his schtick combined with a ten hour day he spent in the vegetable fields somehow makes him a compelling and important witness.

I liked the part where he wanted to enter images from his colonoscopy into the Congressional record. That's something a lot of Democrats can really get into.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Today's Hoot: Nancy Pelosi the Wicked Witch of the West

I knew that ole Nancy Pelosi looked familiar:

Princess Pelosi's taxpayer funded executive jet is a nice touch as is the McCain-Feingold slam on the last panel.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never forget and never forgive 9/11 - the apologists can pound sand

Never Forget, Never Forgive 9/11

Click the picture for the Remember the Blood of Heroes slideshow which serves as a useful reminder of reality while Mr. Apology in the White House and the Knee-pad Media try to promote some terrorist coddling cheapjack hustler and his plan to build a Ground Zero Victory Mosque. Watch the 9/11 firefighters listening to the sounds of bodies of jumpers hitting the pavement and ask yourself why we should give the apologists the time of day.

 

 

Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9/11

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's the uncertainty, stupid

James Carville's famous line from the 1992 Presidential campaign, "It's the economy, stupid," is applicable again this year and the reason why is the economic uncertainty created by Barack Obama and his gang of leftist radical tinkerers:

Why isn't the economy recovering? After previous recessions, unemployment didn't get stuck at close to 10 percent. If left alone, the economy can and does heal itself, as the mistakes of the previous inflationary boom are corrected.

The problem today is that the economy is not being left alone. Instead, it is haunted by uncertainty on a hundred fronts. When rules are unintelligible and unpredictable, when new workers are potential threats because of Labor Department regulations, businesses have little confidence to hire. President Obama's vaunted legislative record not only left entrepreneurs with the burden of bigger government, it also makes it impossible for them to accurately estimate the new burden.

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Nothing more effectively freezes business in place than what economist and historian Robert Higgs calls "regime uncertainty."

"(A)ll of these unsettling possibilities and others of substantial significance must give pause to anyone considering a long-term investment, because any one of them has the potential to turn what seems to be a profitable investment into a big loser. In short, investors now face regime uncertainty to an extent that few have experienced in this country -- to find anything comparable, one must go back to the 1930s and 1940s, when the menacing clouds of the New Deal and World War II darkened the economic horizon."

Uncertainty created by Obama's legislative "successes" are comparable to the Depression and World War II? This does not bode well for job growth.

No manure, Sherlock. And the way to end the uncertainty is coming up on Election Day in November when we can give the Obama buffoons the spanking they so richly deserve.

(h/t Instapundit)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

C'mon Barack, invite Aunt Zeituni to join you on Martha's Vineyard

The Obama clan is are busy swanning about on Martha's Vineyard for their umpteenth luxury vacation this year, but there's one thing missing - Barack's Aunt Zeituni who's just down the pike aways in Boston living off the taxpayers. What's the problem, Barack? She is your favorite Aunt and she's now in the country legally after an immigration judge bought her ridiculous story they she needed asylum in the USA since she would be in danger of persecution if she went back home to Kenya:

Worse yet, Judge Shapiro acknowledged that Aunt Zeituni’s claims of fear of persecution in her previous applications were all lies. Quote: “Onyango’s testimony in February was sometimes confusing and inconsistent with what she said during her last request for asylum six years ago,” end quote.

Yes, Aunt Zeituni is a flagrant liar as well as a flagrant scofflaw. Yet Shapiro still allowed this latest claim.

There is no evidence that anything that’s happened to Aunt Zeituni since 2004 made her any kind of a target for persecution in Kenya. It is just something she claims — something she plucked out of the air, with no supporting evidence whatsoever. In a previous claim she said she had health problems that made her unable to walk. She did indeed show up to the February hearing in a wheelchair; but then she mysteriously walked out. She strolls around her Boston neighborhood, flaunting the expensive designer accessories she seems to have a fondness for.

She ought to fit in nicely with Michelle who has a great fondness for fashion too - check out this snappy number she wore Monday night at a fancy Vineyard eatery (h/t FR).

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Of course, the Kenyan government isn't too happy with Zeituni's persecution fable, but that's because no one has explained to them that immigration law in the USA is mostly about lying illegal aliens as Zeituni's fancy legal team knew. (Question: did the taxpayers foot the bill for Zeituni's legal team or was it some deep-pocketed pals of Barack?) Anyhow, I am sure Mr. Diplomacy can send the Kenyans some more loot to salve their wounded feelings.

So, what's the holdup? Aunt Zeituni has her spiffy green dress that Barack bought her and her collection of fashion accessories, so all she needs is a ride. Now Barack could send a Marine helicopter, but maybe that's over the top even for the party happy Obamas. Not to worry, Howie Carr has an idea:

Here’s a suggestion: Call Sen. Kerry. You may have heard - his second wife’s first husband’s trust fund just bought the senator a new boat. Liveshot could sail The Botched Joke to Boston, pick up Auntie Zeituni at the Dorchester Yacht Club and bring her back to the islands. Maybe he and Mama T would even invite you over to Nantucket for dinner. From Brant Point, he could point out to you where Deval’s wind turbines will be going up to destroy the view.

Get cracking, Barry - the party is almost over ... in more ways than one.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nazi Pelosi wants an investigation of opponents of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque

nazi-pelosi

Nazi Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives, 3rd in line of succession for the Presidency, and a prominent leader of the Democrat party opined yesterday that opponents of the plan by an Islamic radical imam to build a Victory Mosque at Ground Zero in New York City should be investigated.  I guess that's the current penalty for asking uncomfortable questions in Nazi Nancy's and Imam Obama's America. Next come the goon squads like those unleashed on constituents at Democrat representatives' townhall meetings and the polls in Philadelphia.

On the other hand, there certainly are some circumstances surrounding the Ground Zero Mosque that need investigating. How about:the suspicious antecedents of imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, his murky source of funds for the vast edifice, and his current disappearance on a taxpayer funded junket? I guess we will have to wait until we get a non-Nazi Congress.

Now the American taxpayers get to pay for health care around the world

Hillary Clinton wants $63 billion for world health care:

The Obama administration is focused not just on health-care reform in the United States – but also on improving health care systems around the world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced on Monday.

The new plan has a “woman- and girl-centered approach,” according to an administration fact sheet.

Speaking at Johns Hopkins University, Clinton outlined the six-year, $63-billion Obama administration initiative to bring global health care services “to more people in more places.”

I guess the money is just burning a hole in our pockets and heck, we don't have anything else to spend it on.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Right Network Coming September 8, 2010

Gerard Van der Leun starts the drum beat for the Right Network coming to the Web, mobile, and cable on September 8.

I gave up on television some years ago because listening to the smarmy talking hairdos raised my blood pressure, but I will have to give the Right Network a try. Will they have teething pains? Of course, but they may just get it right.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I can see November 2nd from here...

And those voices who don't speak for the rest of us should start packing their bags now if they don't want the door to hit their wide loads. Oh, by the way, don't even think about trying to steal this one with the usual Democrat party vote fraud.

Rep. Melissa Bean (D - IL) hires thug to intimidate constituents at townhall meeting

Watch as Democrat Congresswoman Melissa Bean smiling approves her black shirted thug roaming around her "townhall" meeting in Round Lake, Illinois intimidating constituents who want to ask questions. Ole Melissa was really much too busy to speak to the little people for more than a few minutes about important issues, but she had a nice credit counseling presentation lined up for them. When that didn't work she fled. Just getting in practice for November, eh Melissa?

h/t Gateway Pundit

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Concert: George Strait sings "All my ex's live in Texas"

While it is not my favorite George Strait song, there's something irresistible about All my ex's live in Texas.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Obama sneaks in Dr. Donald "Death Panel" Berwick while Congress isn't looking

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It isn't hard to put one over on this Congress since the Democrat majority doesn't have the faintest idea of what they are voting for, but in the case of Dr. Donald "Death Panel" Berwick, the Congressclowns didn't even get to vote. Obama, our Liar-in-Chief appointed Dr. Donald Berwick to run Medicare and Medicaid in April and the Democrat leadership in the Senate had not even bothered to hold confirmation hearings, but that didn't keep the Kenyan village idiot from blaming mysterious Republican obstructionists and giving the doc a recess appointment.

Of course, there may have been a method to the Donk leadership's dereliction since Dr. Berwick is not exactly a prime candidate. Berwick's claim to fame is that he has a lucrative sinecure running a nonprofit with unknown sources of funding which allows him the leisure to pontificate on how great the appalling British National Health Service is and and how a bit of medical care rationing would sort out Medicare funding problems. That'll sure please the folks back home!  I hope Granny and Gramps are feeling OK so that they don't have to get judged by a Berwick death panel any time soon.

Setting aside his moonbat pronouncements, the basic problem is that Berwick has no experience running any sort of large healthcare establishment or insurance program - the only experience he has is running his mouth. Of course that means he would fit right in with the amateurs in the White House, but more sensible people can reasonably question why he is qualified to run the second largest medical insurance program in the world. Besides his willingness to ration medical care to Obama specifications, that is.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

July 4, 2010: God Bless America

A Fourth of July Concert:

Lee Greenwood, "God Bless the USA"

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up
... next to you and defend her still today
Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean"

Thy mandates make heroes assemble,
When liberty’s form stands in view;
Thy Banners make tyranny tremble,
When borne by the red, white and blue.

Toby Keith, "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue"

Oh, Justice will be served and the battle will rage.
This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage
You'll be sorry that you messed with the US of A
'Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass
It's the American way.

 

God bless America and bring confusion to our enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Concert: Dick Curless sings "Tombstone Every Mile"

It's hard to believe that Dick Curless has been gone for over 15 years and that my old LP of Dick performing live at the WWVA Wheeling Truck-Driver's Jamboree was recorded nearly 40 years ago. Anyhow, here's some cooling music and photos for a hot day:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Democrat County Supervisor Who Supports Arizona Boycott Doesn't Know Arizona Borders Mexico

Democrat County Supervisor Peggy West of Milwaukee wins this weeks terminal flatulence award for the following public display:

Maybe Barack Obama can help her out with the location of all the 57 states.

Update: Here's a laugh - according to her website, Pigboat Peggy West claims to be Hispanic:

Supervisor West also has the unique distinction of being the first Latino/Hispanic American to be elected to the Milwaukee County Board.

Likely the first clown too.

Active in her community, Supervisor West was named the 2004 Hispanic Woman of the Year by UMOS, Inc.

Must have been a shortage of Hispanic Women, but then UMOS seems to be some sort of illegal alien hustle so I guess they would reach out to a fellow hustler.

A committed believer in community service, Supervisor West volunteers for UMOS, Inc. and Mexican Fiesta ....

Maybe ole Peggy is the piƱata at the Mexican Fiesta?

Peggy serves on the Latina Resource Center Advisory Board, Sports Authority Planning Council, Health Care Policy Task Force, Milwaukee Center for Independence Board of Visitors, Kosciuszko Community Center Advisory Board and Esperanza Unida Board of Directors; she is Co-Chair of the Side Side National Night Out Planning Committee as well as the Cesar E. Chavez Drive Advancement Committee.  She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Milwaukee Democratic Party.

Now I get it. Piggy Peggy is one of those wise Latinas we hear so much about from the race hustlers in the Democrat Party.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Can we call Obama a traitor now?

Obama says no secure border until we welcome the invading hordes (video at the link):

On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”

Sen. Kyl also said he reminded President Obama that the President and the Congress has an obligation, a duty, to secure the border.

The illegal alien invasion has made large swaths of this country unsafe for citizens, forced honest Americans out of work, plagued us with vast numbers of criminals and criminal gangs, and saddled us with a huge drain on our resources supporting an imported Third World peasant population in the style to which they would like to become accustomed. And the nominal Commander in Chief says we should welcome this invasion force or he won't try to slow the flow? Yeah, Obama is a traitor.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Night Concert: Zac Brown Band performs "Chicken Fried"

Well I was raised up beneath the shade of a Georgia pine
And that's home you know
With sweet tea pecan pie and homemade wine
Where the peaches grow
And my house it's not much to talk about
But it's filled with love that's grown in southern ground
And a little bit of chicken fried

Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I've seen the sunrise
See the love in my woman's eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother's love

And its funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most
Not where you live what you drive or the price tag on your clothes
There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind; this I've come to know
So if you agree have a drink with me
Raise your glasses for a toast
To a little bit of chicken fried

Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up
Well I've seen the sunrise
See the love in my woman's eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother's love

I thank god for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
And the ones that gave their lives so we don`t have to sacrifice
All the things we love
Like our chicken fried

Friday, June 18, 2010

Today's Hoot: Bob Etheridge Meets John Wayne

Congressman Bob Etheridge doesn't mind roughing up a boy, but I wonder how the mean, babbling drunk would do with a man. Find out as he meets the Duke.

Here's another thought - do you think Bob Etheridge just likes to rough up boys or does he do girls too?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Congressman Bob Etheridge attacks a student on a Washington sidewalk

Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC2) likes to pretend he's a good ole boy for the folks back home when in fact he's well known as Nancy Pelosi's lap dog. However, it appears that these days that he's a tad sensitive about it as seen in this video where a couple of college students catch him coming out of a Nancy Pelosi fundraiser and he goes berserk:

I wonder if Etheridge was drunk or he always acts like this? Either way, his November opponent Renee Elmers could use a contribution to help retire this disgrace.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Thus be it ever when free men shall stand...

Watch an old Marine stun the crowd with the 4th (not second) verse of The Star Spangled Banner.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Tomb of the Unknowns

On this Memorial Day, my thoughts are best put into words by William Forstchen: A Tale of Two Americas On Memorial Day 2010:

We are now so clearly two Americas and this conflict about how to observe Memorial Day symbolizes a cultural divide which started in the 1960s and now seems all but unfathomable. That divide was brutally and crudely stated this week by the “progressive” journalist David Corn, editor with “Nation” Magazine, when he wrote in defense of the first family’s decision to treat this weekend at a “vacation”:

So what the hell do these conservatives want out of Obama? And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?

David, I will tell you what we want. We want a president who holds sacred certain beliefs and traditions that are the very essence of what we see as being an “American.” In a world of such political correctness where we are constantly ordered not to offend, we are the people who on this sacred day are offended beyond any ability to express, offended by our president’s actions, offended by your soulless mocking words. . ."throws some leaves on a tomb. . ."

If that is indeed your belief, and the belief of those who are apologists for yet another insult by our president to sacred traditions, there is only one answer. We are a house divided against itself, we have become two Americas with all which that implies and such a divide, in the end, will be resolved one way or the other and come November, of this year and in 2012 we will remember.

I'd like to see David Corn explain himself to the Gold Star mother who lives down the road, but who wants his foul presence polluting the clean country air in the first place? God bless our veterans who have died to keep us free. A new generation will undoubtedly be called on to do the same to protect us from tyrants both domestic and foreign.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Morning Concert with Alan Jackson

A medley of a couple of gospel favorites - Are You Washed in the Blood and I'll Fly Away.

 

 

A sentimental favorite around here - Small Town Southern Man

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Obama's Illegal Alien Aunt Zeituni gets a free ride from the taxpayers

Aunt-Zeituni-in-court

Barack Obama's favorite "Auntie Zeituni" has just received a free ride from the taxpayers thanks to an immigration judge. Of course, she has been getting a free ride in Massachusetts for years after she overstayed her tourist visa in 2000 and ignored a deportation order in 2004. By all accounts she got free housing, free medical care, and free cash for simply evading American immigration law. Oh yeah, she was a "health care advocate" for a while - getting paid to get other deadbeats to sign up for free medical care in Boston - and she even made an illegal contribution to Barack's presidential campaign with some of her welfare bucks.

Now however, Aunt Zeituni is "legal" How can that be you ask? Well, she was granted "asylum," but Zeituni and her lawyers are not describing the exact circumstances:

The basis for her asylum request was never made public. People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.

“The asylum process is confidential and she wants to keep it that way, so we can’t get into details on why the judge granted asylum or the exact basis for her claim,” said her attorney Scott Bratton. He added: “She doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her.”

More like, they don't want people to be outraged.

Another lawyer, Margaret Wong of Cleveland, said last year that Onyango first applied for asylum “due to violence in Kenya.” The East African nation is fractured by cycles of electoral violence every five years.

On that basis, any illegal alien from Kenya can claim asylum. Heck, any illegal alien from Africa and the rest of the Third World can get a free ride. There were also suggestions that she needed medical treatment which includes just about everyone as well too. It makes you wonder exactly what an illegal alien has to do to actually get sent home? I'm sure having a President of the United States as a nephew didn't hurt though.

Speaking of which, Aunt Zeituni used to pal around a lot with Barack when he was in Chicago:

Onyango said she previously had no trouble visiting Obama when he was a state senator in Illinois or after he became a U.S. senator, though she declined to discuss details of how often she had contact with Obama and his family.  [but her apartment is] adorned with photographs of her with Obama at the Illinois Statehouse...

All that ended when her status become public, but now why not get Aunt Zeituni back in the Obama social orbit now that she's legal? Here's a thought - Zeituni has that snappy green dress that Barack bought her:

Aunt-Zeituni-in-Barack-green-dress

Why not invite her to tonight's Wetback Ball at the White House for Mexican President Calderon? It promises to be a swell shindig and Zeituni could be the belle of the ball with her story of triumph over the unfair US immigration laws that kept her hassling her when she was just trying to get her fair share of US taxpayer loot. I'm sure President Calderon could sympathize with that.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I want to thank all you taxpayers for supporting my new career as a Slumber Artist

I just saw Nancy Pelosi's explanation of Obamacare and it was a revelation:

“We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,” Pelosi said, “a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.”

Golly! Now that I understand what Obamacare really means, I plan to give up working and follow my muse - I am going to become a full time Slumber Artist! A slumber artist is a type of performance artist where the artiste (Moi!) snoozes in various public and non-public places as an artistic statement.  As a matter of fact the rocking chair on the front porch is calling me right now and all I have to do to go professional is put out a basket for contributions with a little sign saying that I am focusing on my talent, skill, aspirations, and passions so toss some spare change my way. Of course, you'll have already paid for my medical care so it's only polite that I also say, "Thanks suckers fellow citizens!"

The only downside of this plan is that I will have to convince the wife, but if she has any complaints, I will just refer her to Nancy Pelosi.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Here's another theory - Obama needs a checkup from the neck up

Obama going off the deep end

A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality.

A recent case in point was Obama's bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama's wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and led commentator Charles Krauthammer to mockingly say, "I don't know why you are so surprised. It’s only nine times the length of the Gettysburg address, and after all Lincoln was answering an easier question, the higher purpose of the union and the soldiers who fell in battle."

This lapse of delusion occurred in front of a friendly audience. Overall, Barack Obama seems to be slipping into a slightly more delusional state these days.

On Monday, following his embarrassing answer on Saturday, Obama stopped by the Washington Nationals home opener to loft an effeminate toss toward home plate constituting the ceremonial first pitch. After this display, Obama was mucking it up in the press booth talking about his love of the Chicago White Sox. The announcers asked Obama which players he supported growing up a White Sox fan. After hemming and hawing for about 30 seconds, Obama responded that he grew up in Hawaii and was actually an A's fan. Again, he avoided mentioning any players by name. Obama seems to believe that he can say whatever he wants, and not reap the consequences or be forced to defend his empty assertions. Obama behaves in a manner so disconnected from reality that he is shocked when someone has the audacity to question him. Obama acts like his word is infallible.

In March of last year Obama was on “60 Minutes” with Steve Kroft. Throughout the interview as Kroft questioned about the economic downturn and people losing their life savings, Obama just kept laughing. A one point CBS’s Kroft stopped him and asked, “Are you punch drunk?" How will the American people react to seeing their president laugh off their predicament? Obama’s inappropriate laughter clearly demonstrated he has lost touch with the pain that people are feeling.

Nothing like a little maniacal laughter to set the tone. You think Joe Biden will step in with a straightjacket? Of course, he would need a muzzle for Michelle too.

Obama: Our allies hate him. Our enemies are laughing at him

Dan Greenfield sums up the sorry state of USA foreign policy under Obama:

Our allies hate him. Our enemies are laughing at him. Nearly two years after Obama’s World Tour in which he did his best to convince voters that he understood global challenges with a high profile tour of a lot of foreign countries (an approach that if it worked should convincingly make every internationally famous rock star a foreign policy expert), his biggest global accomplishment is still his ability to travel around the world to high profile destinations on the taxpayer’s shrinking dime.

His attempts at diplomacy consisted of delivering vicious slaps across the faces of longtime allies, from England to Israel, and pathetic love notes to tyrants in Iran, Russia and Venezuela, who responded by openly mocking him.

Last week, in a scene almost worthy of the Godfather, Russia decided to stage a coup in Kyrgyzstan at the same time that Obama was signing a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia’s Medvedev. While Obama was exchanging good wishes with the titular head of the regime backing Iran’s destabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, Russia was recognizing their own coup’s takeover, with their newly installed puppet leader, Roza Otunbayeva, a Moscow educated Soviet diplomat and top ranking former member of the Kyrgyz Communist Party.

A few hours later, the second secretary of the Lenin regional council, thanked Russia for its “significant support” in the takeover.

Kyrgyzstan’s self-proclaimed interim leader thanked Russia on Thursday for its “significant support” in exposing what she said was the nepotistic and criminal regime of President Kurbanbek Bakiyev. Separately, a senior Russian official said Bakiyev had not fulfilled a promise to close a U.S. base in Kyrgyzstan and Moscow would advise the new government there should be only one military base in the former Soviet state, a Russian one.

Which of course is exactly how it will be. And though Kyrgyzstan may be nothing more than a series of odd letters to Obama, it’s home to one of the US bases that serves as part of the shrinking supply line for the Surge in Afghanistan. And Putin has just drawn a knife over one more artery feeding supplies to Allied soldiers on the front lines, while Obama preened and posed for the cameras with Medvedev.

It's hard to tell whether Barack Obama really hates this country or is merely an incompetent buffoon. Of course there's a third option: when Obama was attending all these "socialist conferences" in his youth maybe the KGB caught him on film in bed with 3 dwarfs and a goat.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Obamacare: not just a fraud

Michael Graham at the Boston Herald has a pithy summary of Obamacare:

I have never seen a political moment as brutally repugnant as the week leading up to the vote. It began with the abandonment of reason. Obama and his allies made statements that were so clearly and demonstrably false that if he weren’t the president I’d call him a liar. Let’s just say he went full-on Clinton for Obamacare.

Obama knows he’s counting Medicare cuts twice. He knows preventative care drives costs up, not down. He knows premiums will rise, taxes are going higher and the availability of doctors is going to shrink. Yet he fixes us with an “I did not have sex with that woman” glare and says the opposite.

Then came the shameless politics. The executive order that “solved” the abortion issues is a joke. A House whip admitted on TV that the president couldn’t bind Congress this way. Before that, Rep. Alcee Hastings - so corrupt he was forced off the federal bench before going to Congress - admitted the Democrats were “making the rules up as we go along.”

But my outrage-ometer pinged loudest when Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats walked among the protesters, gavel in hand, as they headed to cast a vote that 60 percent of Americans opposed. Why take that walk? Why not use the tunnel Pelosi usually favors?

In part to provoke a hot-headed protester to say something stupid that MSNBC could use to smear the entire crowd. But Pelosi and Co. also had a message to send to the majority who oppose them: Eat cake.

“We’re not afraid of you,” the O-bots were saying. “Because we’ve got all the power.”

I suggest they enjoy it while they can. The rest of us will be having our own little parade in November, down to the nearest ballot box.

Memo to Congress: If you voted for Obamacare, don't even bother coming home.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Fun in the Bali sun with the United Nations ecoweenies

Claudia Rosett spots a crowd of United Nations global warming hoaxsters and kleptocrats winging off to Bali for some intensive expense account padding:

For folks terrified of warmer weather, the UN climate commissars sure do have a strange affinity for the balmy climes of Bali.

Recall that in December, 2007, as the common folk shivered in the wintry vicinity of the UN’s well-appointed offices in New York, Bonn and Geneva, a horde of UN climateers decamped to the far side of the globe for a fortnight of conferencing by the Indonesian beaches of Bali’s ritzy Nusa Dua resort (and convention center). There, up close and personal, they braved the preview of a world beset by warm temperatures and ocean waters, as you can see in this virtual tour of the adjacent beach resort — complete with its freshwater pool, beachside cocoons, seafood buffets and winding paths beneath the palm trees.

Now they’re at it again. The UN Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, is convening a set of meetings this week – not in Nairobi, or New York, but at the same Bali beach resort (and convention center) where they sacrificed all that time for the greater good in 2007. Never mind the UN’s continuing campaign — in the face of its crumbling “climate science” — to restrict and control carbon emissions. Yet again, we are asked to believe the UN deserves special exemptions from its own preachings. Its conferees are jetting to Bali for the greater good of all the little folk, whose job is merely to pay the bills for such pleasures, and live with any resulting rationing and regulation. According to the Jakarta Post, some 1,500 people from 192 countries are expected to attend this shindig — where UNEP claims that envoys of some 140 governments will be present. The pre-session events (the UN goes in for a lot of those on Bali) have already begun.

Perhaps they are checking on whether global warming has made the dancing girl's costumes any skimpier? Hey, but it won't be all fun:

There’s lots here that bears watching, but I’ll round this off with a note that at this plush pow-wow the UN’s propaganda engines will be roaring full steam ahead. On Feb. 22-23, this Monday and Tuesday, UNEP will put together a media workshop, on “Reporting Green — The Environment as News.” What fun for the media! A two-day workshop on Bali, by the beach. Will this workshop be teaching the media how to ask hardball questions about things like IPCC findings, UNEP conflicts of interest, or, for that matter, repeat UN mega-eco-conferences on Bali? I’d say, don’t hold your breath.

Stand by for some hard hitting news reports from the beach.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

How's that Global Warming stuff working out for you?

I just got inside from shoveling some global warming off the walks and I needed the following rendition of Frozen Wasteland to to warm me up. It certainly makes me hot under the collar.

h/t American Digest.