Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BUMPER STICKER AND FAKE TROOP SUPPORT

I saw this very, very stupid bumper sticker on a car this past Saturday.

Yesterday was Memorial Day. I hope it was a day of remembrance for you. It was for me.

What I hope you remembered was the sacrifice so many have made in order for us to have the freedoms we have in this country.

But I want to tell you, that bumper sticker made my blood boil.

Here's why.

It is impossible for one to support the troops without supporting the job they are doing.

If you say you "don't support the war," you are saying to the troops, "What you are doing is a mistake (or dumb, or unnecessary, or wrong...however you want to phrase it), and you shouldn't be doing it...but I support you, for doing your misguided job."

That's not support for the troops. It is demoralizing for them.

They are not there because our government forced them to be (as was done with the draft in WWII, for example). They are volunteers. They are there because they believe in what they are doing.

For you to tell them that they are wonderful, but doing the wrong thing, is not support for them at all.

Now, you have the right not to like the war and the right to express yourself about your lack of support for it.

But do not think you can not support what they are doing and then, pretend that you support them.

It cannot be done, and you are not doing it...no matter what you think you are doing.

The thing about being united (as in The United States of America) is that we have to act together.

We cannot be The Divided/United States of America.

That means we must yield some of our ideas to the ideas of others for the period during which those ideas are in place.

That does NOT mean we cannot oppose the war, if that is where we stand. It means we have to work within the system to extricate ourselves from the war, if that is what we think should be done.

We can protest the war if we like.

That's our right.

We can vote the war supporters out of office, if we can muster the masses to do so.

But we CANNOT pretend to support the troops and not support what they are doing.

Impossible.

What they are doing is part-and-parcel of who they are as troops.

If you are a football player, playing football is what you do.

If you are a soldier, soldiering is what you do.

And soldiers fight in wars.

Support them and what they do, or don't support them and don't support what they do.

You cannot have it both ways.

I know...I know...you WANT it both ways.

But you can't have it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

YOUR UNSOPHISTICATED AMATEUR the POTUS



If that had been George Bush, it would not have been called a flub, it would have been presented of evidence of his dunceness, his stupidity and his cowboyishness.

But it wasn't George Bush...it was President BO.

So it was just a flub.

But the question is, who in the world is his "chief of protocol?"

Whoever it is, he/she is dumber than a slime pit.

This is not the only amateurish action by our president, and many of the others have been aimed at Great Britain.

Here are some others (explanations here):

1. Siding with Argentina over the Falklands

2. Calling France America’s strongest ally

3. Downgrading the Special Relationship

4. Supporting a federal Europe and undercutting British sovereignty

5. Betraying Britain to appease Moscow over the New START Treaty

6. Placing a “boot on the throat” of BP

7. Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office

8. DVDs for the Prime Minister

9. Insulting words from the State Department

10. Undermining British influence in NATO

11. Giving the Queen a set of CDs with his speeches on them

How many more would you need, you liberal/progressives, before you admit that you elected the most inept person in the universe to be president?

Instead of trying to justify President BO's sophomorism, just answer the question.

What would it take to convince you that he is a George Bush dunce X 7?

(For those of you educated in a government school, that means President BO is 7 times more of a dunce than George Bush ever was).

Answer the question, you nimrods. What would it take?

No, no, no. Don't try to deflect the question.

Don't try to evade it.

Don't try comparing President BO to someone else.

We're not talking about someone else here.

We're talking President BO.

What would it take to get you to admit that you elected a total dunce?

He is nothing but a rank, philosophically sophomoric amateur with no idea what the real world is about.

Period.

(In case you missed it, he started the toast with the words that were supposed to be at the end of the toast and that served as the cue to the band to start playing.)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

IN CASE I'M NOT HERE, YOU HAVE THIS TO READ

CBS's Bill Whitaker quotes the following:

"May 21st, 2011 is the day of judgment," a Family Radio ad says. It's a prophecy aggressively peddled by 89-year-old Harold Camping, a civil engineer and self-taught Biblical sage.

"You and I are living at the time of the end of the world," Camping says.

Apparently a lot of people are buying in to this heresy.

The premise, however, is all wrong.

First of all, "Rev." Camping knows not that of which he speaks.

There is no prophesy of "the end of the world" for this or any other Saturday.

The Bible does prophesy both the rapture of the church and the second coming of Christ, but neither event has anything to do witht he end of the world.

As expected, CBS did not do its homework on this subject or it would have known that.

To be fair, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN and all of the other "MainStream" media failed to notice this little discrepancy, too.

But in their haste to ridicule all things Christian, they rushed to judgement (if you'll pardon the pun) on this matter.

Now, the rapture might happen today (unless you're reading this on Sunday, in which case it did not).

However, I'm thiking more like Tuesday night at 7:30.

Why"

Because the scripture says He will come when we least expect Him. 

Since I least expect Him on Tuesday night at 7:30, that must be when He is coming.

Well, look...it's as good of a use of false logic as Camping is using.

See you Monday!

I think.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Another Ice Age?-Time Magazine-Monday, Jun. 24, 1974

The following is from an actual Time Magazine article:

In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of famine victims. During 1972 record rains in parts of the U.S., Pakistan and Japan caused some of the worst flooding in centuries. In Canada's wheat belt, a particularly chilly and rainy spring has delayed planting and may well bring a disappointingly small harvest. Rainy Britain, on the other hand, has suffered from uncharacteristic dry spells the past few springs. A series of unusually cold winters has gripped the American Far West, while New England and northern Europe have recently experienced the mildest winters within anyone's recollection.


As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.


Telltale signs are everywhere — from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest.Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F. Although that figure is at best an estimate, it is supported by other convincing data. When Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.


Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds — the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa's drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest's recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.

The changing weather is apparently connected with differences in the amount of energy that the earth's surface receives from the sun. Changes in the earth's tilt and distance from the sun could, for instance, significantly increase or decrease the amount of solar radiation falling on either hemisphere—thereby altering the earth's climate. Some observers have tried to connect the eleven-year sunspot cycle with climate patterns, but have so far been unable to provide a satisfactory explanation of how the cycle might be involved.


Man, too, may be somewhat responsible for the cooling trend. The University of Wisconsin's Reid A. Bryson and other climatologists suggest that dust and other particles released into the atmosphere as a result of farming and fuel burning may be blocking more and more sunlight from reaching and heating the surface of the earth.


Climatic Balance. Some scientists like Donald Oilman, chief of the National Weather Service's long-range-prediction group, think that the cooling trend may be only temporary. But all agree that vastly more information is needed about the major influences on the earth's climate. Indeed, it is to gain such knowledge that 38 ships and 13 aircraft, carrying scientists from almost 70 nations, are now assembling in the Atlantic and elsewhere for a massive 100-day study of the effects of the tropical seas and atmosphere on worldwide weather. The study itself is only part of an international scientific effort known acronymically as GARP (for Global Atmospheric Research Program).


Whatever the cause of the cooling trend, its effects could be extremely serious, if not catastrophic. Scientists figure that only a 1% decrease in the amount of sunlight hitting the earth's surface could tip the climatic balance, and cool the planet enough to send it sliding down the road to another ice age within only a few hundred years.


The earth's current climate is something of an anomaly; in the past 700,000 years, there have been at least seven major episodes of glaciers spreading over much of the planet. Temperatures have been as high as they are now only about 5% of the time. But there is a peril more immediate than the prospect of another ice age. Even if temperature and rainfall patterns change only slightly in the near future in one or more of the three major grain-exporting countries — the U.S., Canada and Australia — global food stores would be sharply reduced. University of Toronto Climatologist Kenneth Hare, a former president of the Royal Meteorological Society, believes that the continuing drought and the recent failure of the Russian harvest gave the world a grim premonition of what might happen. Warns Hare: "I don't believe that the world's present population is sustainable if there are more than three years like 1972 in a row."

Hmmm! Sure is a good thing we invented carbon emissions to stem the tide of the coming ice age.

Guess it worked.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A FEW QUOTES FROM THE NAMELESS ONES WHOSE INITIALS ARE "Democrat"



Once more from the very special Important Stuff--or Not.

Democrats Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

Blacks "are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both of body and mind."

--Thomas Jefferson, 1787 Co-founder of the Democratic Party (along with Andrew Jackson)President, 1801-09


"I hold that the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together, the relation now existing in the slaveholding states between the two, is, instead of an evil, a good--a positive good."

--Sen. John C. Calhoun (D., S.C.), 1837
Vice President, 1825-32
His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

If blacks were given the right to vote, that would "place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man."

--Rep. Andrew Johnson, (D., Tenn.), 1844
President, 1865-69

"Resolved, That the Democratic Party will resist all attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1852


Blacks are "a subordinate and inferior class of beings who had been subjugated by the dominant race."

--Chief Justice Roger Taney, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1856
Appointed Attorney General by Andrew Jackson in 1831
Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Andrew Jackson in 1833
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Andrew Jackson in 1836


"Resolved, That claiming fellowship with, and desiring the co-operation of all who regard the preservation of the Union under the Constitution as the paramount issue--and repudiating all sectional parties and platforms concerning domestic slavery, which seek to embroil the States and incite to treason and armed resistance to law in the Territories; and whose avowed purposes, if consummated, must end in civil war and disunion, the American Democracy recognize and adopt the principles contained in the organic laws establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska as embodying the only sound and safe solution of the 'slavery question' upon which the great national idea of the people of this whole country can repose in its determined conservatism of the Union--NON-INTERFERENCE BY CONGRESS WITH SLAVERY IN STATE AND TERRITORY, OR IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA" (emphasis in original).

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1856


"I hold that a Negro is not and never ought to be a citizen of the United States. I hold that this government was made on the white basis; made by the white men, for the benefit of white men and their posterity forever, and should be administered by white men and none others."

--Sen. Stephen A. Douglas (D., Ill.), 1858
Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, 1860


"Resolved, That the enactments of the State Legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1860


"The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and, sir, by no legislation, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction."

--Rep. Fernando Wood (D., N.Y.), 1865
Mayor of New York City, 1855-58, 1860-62


"My fellow citizens, I have said that the contest before us was one for the restoration of our government; it is also one for the restoration of our race. It is to prevent the people of our race from being exiled from their homes--exiled from the government which they formed and created for themselves and for their children, and to prevent them from being driven out of the country or trodden under foot by an inferior and barbarous race."

--Francis P. Blair Jr., accepting the Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1868
Democratic Senator from Missouri, 1869-72. His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.


"Instead of restoring the Union, it [the Republican Party] has, so far as in its power, dissolved it, and subjected ten states, in time of profound peace, to military despotism and Negro supremacy."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1868


"While the tendency of the white race is upward, the tendency of the colored race is downward."

--Sen. Thomas Hendricks (D., Ind.), 1869
Democratic nominee for Vice President, 1876
Vice President, 1885


"We, the delegates of the Democratic party of the United States . . . demand such modification of the treaty with the Chinese Empire, or such legislation within constitutional limitations, as shall prevent further importation or immigration of the Mongolian race."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1876


"No more Chinese immigration, except for travel, education, and foreign commerce, and that even carefully guarded."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1880


"American civilization demands that against the immigration or importation of Mongolians to these shores our gates be closed."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1884



"It has of late become the custom of the men of the South to speak with entire candor of the settled and deliberate policy of suppressing the negro vote. They have been forced to choose between a policy of manifest injustice toward the blacks and the horrors of negro rule. They chose to disfranchise the negroes. That was manifestly the lesser of two evils. . . . The Republican Party committed a great public crime when it gave the right of suffrage to the blacks. . . . So long as the Fifteenth Amendment stands, the menace of the rule of the blacks will impend, and the safeguards against it must be maintained."

--Editorial, "The Political Future of the South," New York Times, May 10, 1900)



"We favor the continuance and strict enforcement of the Chinese exclusion law, and its application to the same classes of all Asiatic races."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1900


"The repeal of the fifteenth amendment, one of the greatest blunders and therefore one of the greatest crimes in political history, is a consummation to be devoutly wished for."

--Rep. John Sharpe Williams (D., Miss.), 1903
House Minority Leader, 1903-08


"Republicanism means Negro equality, while the Democratic Party means that the white man is supreme. That is why we Southerners are all Democrats."

--Sen. Ben Tillman (D., S.C.), 1906
Chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs, 1913-19


"We are opposed to the admission of Asiatic immigrants who can not be amalgamated with our population, or whose presence among us would raise a race issue and involve us in diplomatic controversies with Oriental powers."

--Platform of the Democratic Party, 1908

"I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a nigger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America."

- Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess


"I am opposed to the practice of having colored policemen in the District [of Columbia]. It is a source of danger by constantly engendering racial friction, and is offensive to thousands of Southern white people who make their homes here."

--Sen. Hoke Smith (D., Ga.), 1912
Appointed Secretary of the Interior by Grover Cleveland in 1893


"The South is serious with regard to its attitude to the Negro in politics. The South understands this subject, and its policy is unalterable and uncompromising. We desire no concessions. We seek no sops. We grasp no shadows on this subject. We take no risks. We abhor a Northern policy of catering to the Negro in politics just as we abhor a Northern policy of social equality."

--Josephus Daniels, editor, Raleigh News & Observer, 1912
Appointed Secretary of the Navy by Woodrow Wilson in 1913
Appointed Ambassador to Mexico by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933
USS Josephus Daniels named for him by the Johnson Administration in 1965


"The Negro as a race, in all the ages of the world, has never shown sustained power of self-development. He is not endowed with the creative faculty. . . . He has never created for himself any civilization. . . . He has never had any civilization except that which has been inculcated by a superior race. And it is a lamentable fact that his civilization lasts only so long as he is in the hands of the white man who inculcates it. When left to himself he has universally gone back to the barbarism of the jungle."

--Sen. James Vardaman (D., Miss.), 1914
Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, 1913-19


"This is a white man's country, and will always remain a white man's country."

--Rep. James F. Byrnes (D., S.C.), 1919
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941
Appointed Secretary of State by Harry S. Truman in 1945


"Slavery among the whites was an improvement over independence in Africa. The very progress that the blacks have made, when--and only when--brought into contact with the whites, ought to be a sufficient argument in support of white supremacy--it ought to be sufficient to convince even the blacks themselves."

--William Jennings Bryan, 1923
Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, 1896, 1900 and 1908
Appointed Secretary of State by Woodrow Wilson in 1913
His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.


"Anyone who has traveled to the Far East knows that the mingling of Asiatic blood with European or American blood produces, in nine cases out of ten, the most unfortunate results. . . . The argument works both ways. I know a great many cultivated, highly educated and delightful Japanese. They have all told me that they would feel the same repugnance and objection to have thousands of Americans settle in Japan and intermarry with the Japanese as I would feel in having large numbers of Japanese coming over here and intermarry with the American population. In this question, then, of Japanese exclusion from the United States it is necessary only to advance the true reason--the undesirability of mixing the blood of the two peoples. . . . The Japanese people and the American people are both opposed to intermarriage of the two races--there can be no quarrel there."

--Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1925
President, 1933-45


"This passport which you have given me is a symbol to me of the passport which you have given me before. I do not feel that it would be out of place to state to you here on this occasion that I know that without the support of the members of this organization I would not have been called, even by my enemies, the 'Junior Senator from Alabama.' "

--Hugo Black, accepting a life membership in the Ku Klux Klan upon his election to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Alabama, 1926
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937


"Mr. President, the crime of lynching . . . is not of sufficient importance to justify this legislation."

--Sen. Claude Pepper (D., Fla.), 1938
Spoken while engaged in a six-hour speech against the antilynching bill


"I am a former Kleagle [recruiter] of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County. . . . The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia. It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state in the union."

--Robert C. Byrd, 1946
Democratic Senator from West Virginia, 1959-present
Senate Majority Leader, 1977-80 and 1987-88
Senate President Pro Tempore, 1989-95, 2001-03, 2007-present
His portrait stands in the U.S. Capitol.


"President Truman's civil rights program "is a farce and a sham--an effort to set up a police state in the guise of liberty. I am opposed to that program. I have voted against the so-called poll tax repeal bill. . .. I have voted against the so-called anti-lynching bill."

--Rep. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1948
U.S. Senator, 1949-61
Senate Majority Leader, 1955-61
President, 1963-69


"There is no warrant for the curious notion that Christianity favors the involuntary commingling of the races in social institutions. Although He knew both Jews and Samaritans and the relations existing between them, Christ did not advocate that courts or legislative bodies should compel them to mix socially against their will."

--Sen. Sam Ervin (D., N.C.), 1955
Chairman, Committee on Government Operations, 1971-75


"The decline and fall of the Roman empire came after years of intermarriage with other races. Spain was toppled as a world power as a result of the amalgamation of the races. . . . Certainly history shows that nations composed of a mongrel race lose their strength and become weak, lazy and indifferent."

--Herman E. Talmadge, 1955
Democratic Senator from Georgia, 1957-81
Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, 1971-81


"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again."

--Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas), 1957


"I have never seen very many white people who felt they were being imposed upon or being subjected to any second-class citizenship if they were directed to a waiting room or to any other public facility to wait or to eat with other white people. Only the Negroes, of all the races which are in this land, publicly proclaim they are being mistreated, imposed upon, and declared second-class citizens because they must go to public facilities with members of their own race."

--Sen. Richard B. Russell Jr. (D., Ga.), 1961
The Russell Senate Office Building is named for him.


"I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes."

--Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961
Kennedy later authorized wiretapping the phones and bugging the hotel rooms of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"I'm not going to use the federal government's authority deliberately to circumvent the natural inclination of people to live in ethnically homogeneous neighborhoods. . . . I have nothing against a community that's made up of people who are Polish or Czechoslovakian or French-Canadian or blacks who are trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods."

--Jimmy Carter, 1976
President, 1977-81
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2002


"The Confederate Memorial has had a special place in my life for many years. . . . There were many, many times that I found myself drawn to this deeply inspiring memorial, to contemplate the sacrifices of others, several of whom were my ancestors, whose enormous suffering and collective gallantry are to this day still misunderstood by most Americans."

--James Webb, 1990
Democratic Senator from Virginia


"Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva."

--Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D., S.C.) 1993
Chairman, Commerce Committee, 1987-95 and 2001-03
Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 1984


"I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter] that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . . He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation."

--Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.), 2004
Chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, 2008

Please do not complement me on my "research."

I did not do the research on these things. Lone Ranger did. He deserves the credit.

I just thought it was time to bring them to the fore again.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MY NEW PLAN TO SAVE THE UNITED STATES


That's right, boys and girls...I have come up with a new plan to save the United States from certain demise at the hands of liberal/progressives.

Here is what we will do:

1.  Round up all of the liberal/progressives in the U.S. and herd them to Wewahitchka, FL

2.  Line them up along the main drag and submit them all to water-boarding for 1 hour each.

3.  Hang them up by their middle toes to dry for 2 hours.

4.  Subject them to six hours of President BO's speeches given without his teleprompters.

5.  Force Nancy Pelosi to give each one of them a big, fat puckering kiss.

6.  Force Harry Reid to give each one of them a big, fat puckering kiss.


7. Force Michael Moore to give each one of them a big, fat puckering kiss.
 
8. Build a huge cage around Wewahitchka, with razor barbed wire to keep them there.
 
9.  Feed them raw pork bellies and scrambled chitterlings three times a day.
 
10. Give them conjugal visits by black mambas nightly.
 
Once this has been accomplished, we will be free to live the American Dream once again.
 
By the way, I am open to other suggestions, which you may elucidate in the comments section.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DID THESE THINGS REALLY HAPPEN OR NOT?

Taken from "On Racism and Republicans" by one of the best unsung bloggers in the blogosphere, Lone Ranger, at Important Stuff--Or Not.

(Bolds are mine)

September 15, 1981
President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982
President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988
President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991
President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation
August 20, 1996
Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

April 26, 1999
Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) awarding Congressional Gold Medal to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks is transmitted to President

January 25, 2001
U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee declares school choice to be “Educational Emancipation”

March 19, 2003
Republican U.S. Representatives of Hispanic and Portuguese descent form Congressional Hispanic Conference

May 23, 2003
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduces bill to establish National Museum of African American History and Culture

February 26, 2004
Hispanic Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) condemns racist comments by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL); she had called Asst. Secretary of State Roger Noriega and several Hispanic Congressmen “a bunch of white men...you all look alike to me”

So, which is the party of freedom?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

EVER THE AMATEUR

On May 10, 2011, President BO gave a speech in which he said:

"Look at Intel and Google and Yahoo and eBay – these are great American companies that have created countless jobs and helped us lead the world in high-tech industries. Every one was founded by an immigrant. We don’t want the next Intel or Google to be created in China or India. We want those companies and jobs to take root in America."

"Every one was founded by an immigrant?"

Hmmm.

Intel was founded by Gordon Moore (from San Francisco, California) and Robert Noyce (from Burlington, Iowa) and Andy Grove, a Hungarian legal immigrant.

Google was founded by Google was co-founded by Larry Page (East Lansing Michigan) and Sergey Brin (legal immigrant from Russia).

Yahoo was co-founded by Jerry Yang (Chinese heritage born in San Jose, California) and David Filo (Wisconsin---that's in America---).

eBay was co-founded by Pierre Omidyar (a French-born Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist/economist) and Jeffrey Skoll (Canadian born living in Los Angeles, CA).

So, would some of you Obama lovers please explain the statemet: "Every one was founded by an immigrant?"

Could he not have been more correct to have said, "Every one was founded by Americans and legal immigrants?"

Maybe it would not have served his speech's agenda.

Or maybe he's just still the rank amateur he was when he took office.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

ON BEING LITERATE

hyperbole
hy·per·bo·le
[hahy-pur-buh-lee]
–noun Rhetoric

1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.” or "Now, in my humble, but correct opinion, it is time to wipe Pakistan off the map and smear her remains on someone's wall like so much nasal mucus."

It seems some people, who shall remain nameless, but whose initials are Shawe Kenawe and Xavier Onassis, know only two literary devices: simile and metaphor.

They cannot fathom that over-the-top exageration can be used to make a point.

The above quoted sentence began with "Now, in my humble, but correct opinion..."

That should have been an immediate tip-off that something was coming, because an opinion cannot be both humble and proclaimed correct

See, the "correct" part of the statement would negate the "humble" part.

The simile, "...like so much nasal mucus," was added to present a pictuesque (if somewhat gross) emphasis to the sentence...to grab attention...which it obviously did.

It was a play on the old, gross teen joke, "Remember, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't wipe your friends on the wall."

To the normal mind, "...it is time to wipe Pakistan off the map..." would not be taken literally, because it would require someone with really big hands, using a really big Wet Nap. 


Here is an example of hyperbole that comes from a famous writer, William Safire: "If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times; resist hyperbole."


Hyperbole is a figure of speech which is an exaggeration. Persons often use expressions such as "I nearly died laughing," "I was hopping mad," and "I tried a thousand times." Such statements are not literally true, but people make them to sound impressive or to emphasize something, such as a feeling, effort, or reaction.


Just remember: ONE SHOULD NEVER, NEVER, EVER OVERUSE THE LITERARY DIVICE CALLED "HYPERBOLE."


OVERUSE OF HYPERBOLE JUST CONFUSES LIBERALS AND PROGRESSIVES, BECAUSE OF THEIR TOTALLY CLOSED, NARROW MINDS.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WHO'S IN CHARGE OF YOUR FLIGHT?

So some folks are upset because a pilot refused to take off with some folks dressed in Middle Eastern garb.

The captain of an aircraft, like the captain of a ship or the conductor on a train is in total control of his plane.

He has the right to refuse to fly for whatever reason he thinks is necessary for the safety and comfort of his passengers.

If the pilot of my flight does not have that right, I don't want to fly with him/her.

If he wants to refuse to fly because he/she does not like me, that's OK.

Given recent history, there is no lack of reason to refuse passage to  someone who thinks it alright to dress in a manner that emulates those who have been perpetrating harm on U.S. citizens.

The pilot should be commended, not condemned, for making the right decision.

It was, after all, his to make.

Monday, May 9, 2011

PC...The Pakistan Connection

In a previous post I wrote: "Now, in my humble, but correct opinion, it is time to wipe Pakistan off the map and smear her remains on someone's wall like so much nasal mucus."

I wrote that because our government has insisted that Pakistan has been an important ally over recent years.

Poppycock!

I watched ABC's World News Tonight tonight (not my favorite source of news, but hey!) on which a top level Pakistani official revealed that it is assuredly true that Pakistan knew the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden for a number of years.

America's Public Enemy Number One, and he is sheltered under the noses of an "ally."

Some ally!

You liberal/progressives who think I don't know what I'm talking about have ridiculed me for saying we should annihilate Pakistan.

Well, this is America...you have the right to be wrong...and you are.

If I were president (an unlikely scenario, since I have adopted the Pat Paulsonesque stand that if nominated I will not run. If elected I will not serve), I would advise America's sympathizers in Pakistan to both leave the country. Then I would destroy what is left.

"But...but...they have nukes!"

So what?

If we destroy them, I promise you they will not use them.

These people harbored the Mastermind of 9/11.

Look...when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, we did not sit back and try to placate them with rhetoric. We took them on and subsequently showed them that we had the capacity to blow them to smithereens.

OBL attacked and killed 3,000 people in the World Trade Center twin towers.

So far, those involved have paid a scant price.

It is time to up the ante and demonstrate once again that if attacked, the United States of America has the resolve and the political will to make you wish you hadn't done it.

I hate war.

I don't want war.

I am not a war monger.

But we didn't start this war.

They attacked us.

It is time to get them, and get them good.

Friday, May 6, 2011

I HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO...NO I DON'T...I LOVE IT!

The following appeared in The American Thinker:

May 06, 2011
Government action to reduce prices at the pump
Bruce Walker


A very simple cause and effect was observable yesterday. The House passed a bill to force the administration to sell offshore drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Virginia coast, and the price of oil fell 8.6% in one day, the largest drop in over two years!


Are there any voters out there that want lower gas prices? The Republican House passed the bill, the Democratic President is threatening a veto. Your electoral choice is crystal clear.

I told you so!  I did!

You liberal progressives didn't believe me, but I was right and you were (and are) WRONG!

The very idea of more oil being pumped by the US causes those who price oil by what they think the production will be in the future is enough to bring the price down.

Liberal/progressives came to this blog and told me I was stupid.

Well, who's stupid now, jerks?

The more we plan to open more fields to drilling, the lower the prices will go.

"But...but our theory of economics does not support that," I hear you whining.

Well change your theory of economics!

You are wrong...plain and simple.

You either have to admit that or just go shove your tail between your Marxist legs and slink off into Never-Never land.

We'll hardly miss you.

And please...take President BO with you!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WE FINALLY GOT HIM!

Osama Ben Ladin is DEAD!

That is a good thing.

This was one of history's most vicious, dangerous and vile human beings.

I'm glad he's gone.

President BO deserves a lot of credit for this one...even though there are some "loose-end" questions yet to be answered (from the world of timeing, methodology and propriety).

He would not have been able to accomplish this most necessary task had the ground-work not been laid by George W. Bush.

Both men should be revered for their part in this historic event.

Now, in my humble, but correct opinion, it is time to wipe Pakistan off the map and smear her remains on someone's wall like so much nasal mucus.

With Ben Ladin in a million dollar compound, 35 miles from the capital, in a squalid neighborhood, near a military installation, there is no way they did not know his whereabouts.

They knew.

But they weren't telling.

They harbored a world-class criminal and should now pay the price.

So now we will watch to see whether this administration has the stick-to-it-iveness to stay focused on protecting this country from world-wide terrorism or not.

I'm watching...are you?

Monday, May 2, 2011

THE NEW RACISM

The only serious arguements my parents and I ever had revolved around the issue of "mingling" with people of "that other race."

By that, of course, my parents meant blacks.

I argued that people were people and each individual was as important as another, regardless of his or her skin color.

When I was in college, I worked in St. Agustine and went to school in DeLand.

One day I got wind of a special visitor coming to St. Augustine to hold a march for the rights of black people in America. His name was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

That sounded like something I wanted to be a part of, so I got the details and  joined in on the march.

I can't tell you the number of names I was called for having done that.

Dr. King and I disagreed on some issues...probably more than I realized at the time, but we agreed on one thing: a man should be judged on the content of his character, not on the color of his skin.

Fast forward to today.

I loath the policies of President Barak Obama.

President BO is putting America on the fast track to her demise.

I did not vote for BO.

I do not like BO.

As you might have noticed, President BO is black.

I have judged the content of his character and found him lacking in far too many areas.

If...and I do mean if...Barak Obama represents what it means to be a black American, then black America is more like what my parents tried to convince me it is.

But you know what?

I don't think he does.

I have many black friends, including one who considers me his "twin brother."

They are not like President BO, nor are they like the stereotypical black person.

Like my friends of other colors, these are people of great character, faith and strength.

They do not whine about past evils, they focus on being what God has allowed them to become.

They are hard working, well spoken, high acheiving citizens who love their families, their friends, their country and their God.

During my recent illness, they have stood by me, supported me and gifted me with food, cash and prayers to help me get through these times.

I love them and appreciate them.

I do not even think of them as my black friends. I just consider them my friends.

But I still don't like Barak Obama or his policies.

If that makes me a racist, then I have to plead guilty.

But let me encourage you NOT to come around my house and accuse me of being racist.

The charge of racism is not going to fly very high at my house, even if I don't like our black president.