Friday, February 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

Take everything they earn, and it still won't be enough.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to finish converting my liquid assets to precious metals - silver, gold, lead, and brass.

Yeah...For Now

From the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:

Freedom in the 50 States

This study improves on prior attempts to score economic freedom for American states in three primary ways: 1) it includes measures of social and personal freedoms such as peaceable citizens’ rights to educate their own children, own and carry firearms, and be free from unreasonable search and seizure; 2) it includes far more variables, even on economic policies alone, than prior studies, and there are no missing data on any variable; 3) we adopt new, more accurate measurements of key variables, particularly state fiscal policies.

We find that the freest states in the country are New Hampshire, Colorado, and South Dakota, which together achieve a virtual tie for first place.

Don't get too comfortable.

The Democrats in Concord (with help from a handful of spineless Republicans) are still doing all they can to destroy this state beyond recognition and steamroll us all under the unbearable weight of Hopenchange.

This post of mine from October 2007 is but a partial list.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obligatory "Blind Squirrel" Update

Did Nancy Pelosi find a nut?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats’ reluctance to take on gun issues.

Attorney General Eric Holder raised the prospect Wednesday that the administration would push to bring back the ban. But Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated on Thursday that he never talked to her. The Speaker gave a flat “no” when asked if she had talked to administration officials about the ban.

Of course, lest she upset the "We *heart* fascism!" base on the far left, she did manage to play the Blame Bush Card.

“On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “I think it's clear the Bush administration didn’t do that.”


Unlike the countless examples, which have been well-documented on this site, of criminals entering the Massachusetts criminal "justice" system, only to be set loose on the streets by the criminal-coddling courts.

How's that "mandatory" one year in prison law working out down there? (cough, snicker, snicker, cough)

Thanks to long-time reader and commenter wolfwalker for the link. To whom I responded:

Maybe she thinks that trying to destroy the economy, cripple our healthcare system, send our public schools into the sewer, AND disarm the citizenry might be seen as "over-reaching".

This Just In!

President Walkonwater's new attorney general, Eric Holder, is still a disingenuous, manipulative douchebag.

Like, we couldn't see this one coming.

Holder said that putting the ban [on semi-automatic firearms] back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.


A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.

"Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades," the warning said.

Allow me to translate:

"Crystal meth manufacturing and use is in on the rise. Therefore, we must ban ketchup and drywall screws."

Holder then goes on to say:

Holder declined to offer any time frame for the reimplementation of the assault weapons ban, however.

"It's something, as I said, that the president talked about during the campaign," he said.

And, by "talked", he means, "lied his ass off".

As a long-time resident and elected official of Chicago, Barack Obama has seen the impact of fully automatic weapons in the hands of criminals. Thus, Senator Obama supports making permanent the expired federal Assault Weapon Ban.




Of course, as Say Uncle reminds us, this is nothing but the continued implementation, by the Obama Administration, of the strategies of deceit and manipulation outlined years ago in the Civilian Disarmament Playbook.

The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

The dishonesty is part of the plan.

The agenda must be advanced at all cost.

These people have no intention, whatsoever, of allowing for an open and honest discussion, based on factual information. Facts and logic are like Kryptonite to the authoritarian agents of Hopenchange.

UPDATE: Here's some absolutely stellar "comment fail" on a related post over at Say Anything that illustrates, better than anything I could write, how the misinformation campaign is bearing fruit among the malleable gray matter class.

It was not about “stopping crime”; it was about stopping automatic weapons getting in the hands of the drug smugglers who are better armed than law enforcement in Mexico.

You really need to start getting the facts right Rob.



I Should Start a Pool

Pick the date that the total cost to the American taxpayer for Operation Hopenchange exceeds the quadrillion dollar mark.

Seriously, we're at the point where if it doesn't have the word "trillion" in it, no one even gives a shit. What was that? Another $400 billion, pork-slathered spending bill? Ship it!

$600 billion as a down payment toward the utter destruction of our country's healthcare system?


We are so f***ing screwed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What? No _____________ ???

OK, so I got "tagged" today in Facebook-land to put together my top-25 album list. And, seeing how nothing generates a good comment war quite like these silly exercises, I thought I'd share it with my loyal readers.

Think of 25 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in and took you over for days, weeks, months, years. These are the albums that you can use to identify time, places, people, emotions. These are the albums that no matter what they were thought of musically shaped your world. When you finish, tag 15 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Tag, you're it!

I limited each artist to one entry on the list, so as not to bore you to death by cut-n-pasting the entire discographies of Rush, Christy Moore, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and calling it a night.

In no particular order...

1. Kiss - Destroyer

My first real rock album. I'm not counting "Sounds of Silence" or Dylan's "Freewheelin'", that I had "borrowed" from my Dad prior to my joining the Kiss Army. And, why I haven't posted any pictures of me in my Peter Criss Halloween costume, I have no idea.

2. Christy Moore - Live at the Point

Politically speaking, Christy is somewhere between Chomsky and Guevara (not exactly my cup of stout), but damn, the mother-f***er can sing.

This was the only tape we had to play as [names redacted] and myself drove across Ireland in our rented Volvo, grinding the ever-loving shit out of the poor thing's gearbox.

3. AC/DC - Back in Black

A classic of classics. Not a "filler track" on it.

4. Gun & Roses - Appetite for Destruction

The guys should have retired after this one. Nothing they've done since even comes close, IMNSHO.

5. Rush - Permanent Waves

The one that grabbed me and pulled me in.

I heard "Spirit of Radio" in [name redacted]'s art class, and that was it. I got someone to tape it for me, and after "Freewill" and "Natural Science" it was a done deal.

6. U2 - War

One of the first CD's I bought back when the entire CD "section" at Recordtown (Maine Mall), A to Z, was all of three feet across. Selection sucked butt, and CD's were going for the low, low price of $18.99...on sale.

Opening track, "Sunday Bloody Sunday", was the "clarion call" announcing the end of the week, and the beginning of the weekend, my sophomore year at Tufts.

Pass the Molson Ex.

7. Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky is Crying

Could have gone with anything by the late, great Stevie Ray, but his version of "Life By the Drop", played unaccompanied on a 12-string acoustic still gets me.

8. Olympus - Down From the Mountain

"If you have to ask..."

9. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Live at the Middle East

What can I say, other than I certainly had my "throwdown swerve" on the night they recorded that one? That was the year the band signed the Christmas card for [the wife], thanking her for letting me throwdown with them (four nights in a row).

Yes, I still have "the suit". Thanks, Dicky.

10. Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
11. Pulp Fiction - Soundtrack

Can't say much more about these two. The wife reads my Facebook page blog.

12. B.B. King - Live at the Regal

Three Words: "Sweet Little Angel"

13. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

Yeah, it's a little cliche, as it's on all the so-called music experts' lists, but yes, it is that good.

14. The Who - Quadrophenia

Featuring the dulcet tones of Keith Moon's vocals on "Bellboy". What's not to like?

15. Pete Townshend - Scoop

A great compilation of stuff "from the vault", if you will - mostly home studio outtakes.

16. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Majik


17. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

Hearing Geddy Lee play bass made my buy one. Watching Tina Weymouth play bass made me realize, "Shit, anyone can do this."

18. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

It was a toss-up between this one and their self-titled debut album. Both albums were featured prominently in my college daze.

19. Jackson Browne - Running on Empty

"Rolling down 295 out of Portland, Maine..."

20. ZZ Top - Eliminator

File this one in the "memory lane" category. Hot cars, hot women, and blues-based boogie-rock turned up to 11. Again, what's not to like?

21. The Beatles - White Album

Had to put something by the Beatles on the list, and "Rocky Raccoon" was the clincher for this one. The moral of the story: Don't bring a raccoon to a gunfight.

22. Jim Croce - Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits

Can't believe I almost finished this damn list without getting this one on there. And, it has nothing to do with the fact that one of our class songs that we sang at our graduation at FHS was "I Got a Name".

Jim Croce rocked. And, the Muppets' take on "Time in a Bottle" is an absolute classic.

23. Donovan - Greatest Hits

Saw him play the Somerville Theater just minutes before going to the Ramones show at Tufts. Holy sensory whiplash, Batman!

24. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

It's "Green Briar" music. 'Nuff said.

Probably the closest I ever came to getting my ass kicked in a bar was when my roommate Joe and I were walking the new neighborhood in Brighton (fall of '94), looking for a good bar to call our "regular spot".

We walked into Joey's at the end of our street, ordered a couple beers, and looked around. The place was filled with BC losers and jock wanna-bes, wearing their "cool" white baseball hats with the visors curled so hard the sides nearly met underneath.

We put like five bucks in the jukebox and played "Vasoline" in a near-endless loop, doing our best, and loudest Beavis and Butthead impressions.

Those were the days.

25. Enigma - Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!

Ask the Mrs.

(post edited to add a handful of YouTube links)

Quote of the Day

Larry Correia nails it.

It isn’t about race. It is about ideology. You don’t need to be brave to make fun of Asians, fat people, smokers, Republicans, rich people, Christians, hillbillys, rednecks, Mormons, home-schoolers, gun owners, the military, Fox News, or NRA members. You only need courage if you openly talk about issues relating to any group that votes in a block for Democrats.

Screw you, Holder. You’re the coward.

Read the whole thing.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

As I commented there:

The only reason Holder's in the position he's in is because his boss was elected with the help of Democrat operatives in the press and in government who spent the entire campaign hurling accusations of racism at his opponents, based on imaginary "secret Republican code words" for "black".

They said "terrorist". RACIST!

He said "socialism". RACIST!

She said "community organizer". RACIST!


(link via Smallest Minority)

Human Shields

It's for...well, you know.

Our children will compete for jobs in a global economy that too many of our schools do not prepare them for.

...the schools that aren’t preparing our children...

...protect health insurance for 11 million American children whose parents work full time.

...teacher layoffs that would set back our children’s progress.

These education policies will open the doors of opportunity for our children.

...responsibility for our children's education must begin at home.

There is, of course, another responsibility we have to our children. And that is the responsibility to ensure that we do not pass on to them a debt they cannot pay.

In order to save our children from a future of debt...

...then someday years from now our children can tell their children that this was the time when we performed...

Dissent is patriotic anti-child.

Enemy Territory

Well, it's that time of year again. Time to drive down to see our tax guy in Brookline this morning. Think I'll add a couple extra hate speech* stickers to the back of the truck to get the locals worked up.

* Any words or phrases that convey the idea that we should be free from meddlesome intrusions on our individual rights and liberties by an all-powerful, centralized, Marxist government, such as "I'm the NRA, and I vote!", "Charter schools work!", "Let those who ride decide!", and "Don't tread on me!". To name but a few.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Hopenchange On the Way

Bend over.

WASHINGTON – House Democrats unveiled a $410 billion spending bill on Monday to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year, setting up the second political struggle over federal funds in less than a month with Republicans.

The measure includes thousands of earmarks, the pet projects favored by lawmakers but often criticized by the public in opinion polls. There was no official total of the bill's earmarks, which accounted for at least $3.8 billion.

I'd love to be proven wrong, but I say Obama's "No more earmarks!" campaign promise goes under the bus in 10...9...8...

Fiscally Irresponsible Asshat of the Day

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon: "Children? We don't care about no stinkin' children!"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Media Malpractice

John Nolte (Big Hollywood) reviews John Ziegler's Media Malpractice.

We’re less than 20 months away from the next election and you only think you understand the magnitude of media corruption.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Speaking Truth to Propaganda

A couple days back, Michael Richardson (Boston Progressive Examiner), relying a little too heavily on Brady Campaign press releases for his "research" on New England area gun laws, wrote:

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has issued a 2008 report card on states' efforts to regulate the sale and ownership of guns. The New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont scored low on the ratings scale, in large part to gun show 'loopholes' on waiting periods to own a gun.


New Hampshire scored lower than Maine with only 11 points out of 100. New Hampshire has no limitations on assault weapons, no restrictions on sale of guns to minors except for licensed gun dealers, no limits on carrying concealed handguns, no licensing or permit requirements, no waiting periods, and universal background checks are not mandatory on all gun sales.

Needless to say, I left an earful in the comments section attached thereto, refuting some of the Brady Bunch lies and misinformation (I know, I'm shocked too) that we've come to know so well.

Mr. Richardson responded:

Thanks to Bruce for his comments. I did indeed rely heavily on the Brady Camapign for details and am distressed at the apparent distortions pointed out by Bruce. I shall get in touch directly with the Brady Campaign and we will get to the bottom of the discrepancy. Stay tuned.

In his follow-up piece, posted yesterday, Mr Richardson concludes:

The Brady Campaign claim about gun sales to minors does not seem to match up with actual statutory language. The question that now faces New Hampshire residents interested in gun safety is can they rely on the Brady Campaign for their facts?

In a word, no.

And, let's HOPE we see more reporting like this in the future, for a CHANGE.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

This Would Explain Much

From the front page at

Do Not Adjust Your Set

That strange looking blur and loud swooshing sound you just heard was just the goalposts being moved by the Department of Justice Hopenchange.

Detainees being held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot use US courts to challenge their detention, the US says.

The justice department ruled that some 600 so-called enemy combatants at Bagram have no constitutional rights.

Most have been arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of waging a terrorist war against the US.

The move has disappointed human rights lawyers who had hoped the Obama administration would take a different line to that of George W Bush.

Never-ending protests and ceaseless cries of "Obama is a war criminal!!!" in 1,000,000,000,000 ... 999,999,999,999 ... 999,999,999,998...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Quote of the Day: Hopenchange Edition

Remember, thanks to President Goldencalf, this group is now eligible for billions in taxpayer-funded "stimulus" money.

"This is our house now."

~ Louis Beverly, ACORN

Make no mistake, Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress are going to OWN the unraveling of the very fabric of our society. The blood (and, one way or another, there will be blood) will be on their hands, and their hands alone.

"Gird your loins", indeed.

For the Record...

...I support Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick 110% in his efforts to get this crucial New Hampshire Economic Stimulus measure passed.

Gov. Deval L. Patrick will put history to the test in the coming weeks, pressing for urgent action on a plan to slap a new 5 percent sales tax on beer.

It is one of a number of products judged unhealthful by the administration and targeted for new “wellness” sales taxes.

Mr. Patrick has proposed expanding the tax to all alcoholic beverages and soda as well as sweetened soft drinks and candy beginning April 1, with most of the proceeds dedicated to related health programs.

(link via glockguy17 at NES Forum)

Scarcity of Necessities

How does one go about amending the endangered species list?

I'd like to add the elusive Winchester White Box.

How is this hard-to-find creature faring in your neck of the woods?

But, It MUST Be True!

I saw it on the internet.

Cowards, indeed.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

From the Acronym Hall of Fame


Taste the Hopenchange!

Welcome to the New Fascist Order

Via Glenn Reynolds, who astutely observes, "If something like this had happened with Bush, it would have been proof that fascism was descending had descended upon America."

OKC officer pulls man over for anti-Obama sign on vehicle

An Oklahoma City police officer wrongly pulled over a man last week and confiscated an anti-President Barack Obama sign the man had on his vehicle.

Mr. Harrison's sign was eventually returned to him. But, the government's campaign to trample further on his Constitutional rights was far from over.

"The Secret Service called and said they were at my house," Harrison said.

After talking to his attorney, Harrison went home where he met the Secret Service.

"When I was on my way there, the Secret Service called me and said they weren't going to ransack my house or anything ... they just wanted to (walk through the house) and make sure I wasn't a part of any hate groups."

Dissent is Patriotic racist.

I've made a lot of good friends over the last five years writing this blog. What are the chances we'll all get assigned to the same camp, so we can hang out together?

Pelosi's "Operation Swamp Drain" a Total Joke

...but not the kind that makes you laugh.

If anyone needs me, I'll be out pitchfork shopping this morning.

CQ Politics: Firm with Murtha Ties Got Earmarks From Nearly One-Fourth of House

More than 100 House members secured earmarks in a major spending bill for clients of a single lobbying firm — The PMA Group — known for its close ties to John P. Murtha, the congressman in charge of Pentagon appropriations.

“It shows you how good they were,” said Keith Ashdown, chief investigator at the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. “The sheer coordination of that would take an army to finish.”

PMA’s offices have been raided, and the firm closed its political action committee last week amid reports that the FBI is investigating possibly illegal campaign contributions to Murtha and other lawmakers.

And, what kind of ROI are we talking about here?

Not too bad, it turns out. How does more than 16,500% grab ya?

Those House members, plus a handful of senators, combined to route nearly $300 million in public money to clients of PMA through that one law (PL 110-116).


According to CQ MoneyLine, the same House members who took responsibility for PMA’s earmarks in that spending bill have, since 2001, accepted a cumulative $1,815,138 in campaign contributions from PMA’s political action committee and employees of the firm.

In case you haven't figured it out by now...

Our representative government has been voluntarily nullified by the very individuals who had taken an oath to defend it from harm.

Government of the people, by the people, and for the people has ceased to exist in this country.

He who has the money, has the government.

Our once-representative government no longer derives its power (both just and unjust) from the consent of the governed, but rather from the consent of their shadow financiers.

"When in the course of human events..."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Let's Play "Spot the Farce"

Part of me almost feels sorry for the millions who actually fell for this charade.

The other part of me?

No comment.

Alternate Post Title: Wow! Gimli Sure Looks Different Without His Helmet On

Don't Fire Unless Fired Upon...

...but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.

Senior FCC staff working for acting Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps held meetings last week with policy and legislative advisers to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman to discuss ways the committee can create openings for the FCC to put in place a form of the "Fairness Doctrine" without actually calling it such.

Waxman is also interested, say sources, in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes. "It's all about diversity in media," says a House Energy staffer, familiar with the meetings. "Does one radio station or one station group control four of the five most powerful outlets in one community? Do four stations in one region carry Rush Limbaugh, and nothing else during the same time slot? Does one heavily trafficked Internet site present one side of an issue and not link to sites that present alternative views? These are some of the questions the chairman is thinking about right now, and we are going to have an FCC that will finally have the people in place to answer them."

Here's a related piece from the ever-"progressive" Boston Globe:

Time for a muzzle

The online world of lies and rumor grows ever more vicious. Is it time to rethink free speech?

If anything needs "rethinking" it's the ruling that public floggings in the town square constituted cruel and unusual punishment.

Now, time will tell if the anonymous "sources" from that first story are being misquoted or misinterpreted there, but I'm not gonna just sit on my ass and wait to find out.

So, if you'll excuse me, I have some"shopping" to do.

(American Spectator link via Gateway Pundit)

From the NLB Unabridged Dictionary

asshope (noun): any asshole whose career goals include cashing in on Barack Obama's oligarchic revolution of big-government, America-raping HopenchangeTM. (e.g. Bill Press)

I know why I'm interested in [the Fairness Doctrine] because I get up every morning at 3:45, I do three hours of talk radio every day from six to nine, that's my life, it's my business, I want to make money at it, and I want to be heard.

Link via Rob at Say Anything who adds:

You know, I’d like to make a living oiling up bikini models, but I’m not going to ask the government to implement a law requiring modeling agencies to fill a certain number of oil-boy jobs with hefty, bearded part-time bloggers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meddling Nanny State Dickbiscuit of the Week

Meet Eddie Edwards, New Hampshire's state liquor law enforcement chief:

PORTSMOUTH — The state's top liquor law enforcer suggests a one-drink-per-hour law is a better way to revise state law than a bill supported by a group of local restaurant and bar owners and workers.

The local group wants to add the phrase "knowingly serve" to the law concerning responsibility in serving alcohol to underage and intoxicated customers.

Eddie Edwards, the state liquor law enforcement chief, said the bar and restaurant owners have a legitimate point. But he offered an alternative he called a "safe harbor" law.

Edwards' proposal says that operators can serve one drink per hour, four at a sitting. One drink is defined as 1 ounce of spirits, 5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer.

Oh, good...friggin'...grief.

How does one even figure out where to begin blowing holes through this craptastic idea?

Should we start with the fact that a lot of bars and restaurants serve their draft beer in 14 and 16-oz. glasses?

Will glass size standards be next?

Will actual pints of Guinness be outlawed?

Or will they just have to do away with draft beer service, altogether, and all those "high-capacity" assault glasses?

Will bar patrons be assigned stopwatches to wear around their necks so the bartenders can keep track of every customer in the establishment to make sure they get served at appropriate intervals?

Will measuring cups and calculators be provided to parties that order a couple bottles of wine to share over dinner?

What about the alcohol content of different beer styles? It doesn't take a professional zymurgist to know that 12 ounces of Coors Light and 12 ounces of Dogfish Head 120-minute IPA don't even come remotely close to packing the same punch.

Or, should we talk about the idiotic nature of such a proposal as it applies to a 92-pound woman vs. a 360-pound man?

Would that woman be able to sue the state for ordering her drinks in accordance with the government's "common sense" guidelines, getting lit up like a Christmas tree, and then plowing into a telephone pole on her way home?

Maybe we should talk about the fact that a LOT of bar patrons have ABSOLUTELY NO INTENTION of getting behind the wheel of a car following their beverage consumption activities?

Ooh, wait...I know!

How about, WE'RE ADULTS LIVING IN A FREE COUNTRY! GET OFF OUR F***ING BACKS and stop trying to save us from ourselves, you meddling asshat!

Why are we even having this conversation???

This kind of nanny state edict (population control disguised as a common sense safety measure) be it gun laws, smoking laws, fast food laws, whatever, are all based on the default supposition that we, as grown adults and American citizens, lack the basic skills needed to live our lives in a safe, responsible, and free manner without having Big Brother Government holding our hands.

Though, I do appreciate it when they make their desire to control our lives known. It helps identify the enemy. Better to see 'em coming than get ambushed when your back is turned.

Note: Mr. Edwards' ass-numbingly idiotic proposal is not, in fact, the bill going before a senate committee for a hearing next month, as WBZ had erroneously reported earlier.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

What's Wrong With This Sentence?

From the latest bit of junk mail to show up in my inbox:

Some have wondered, after my hard fought presidential campaign, if I plan to run for re-election to the United States Senate.

She Blinded Me With "SCIENCE"

Please forgive any typos or misspellings that might pop up in this post. I'm having a hard time typing with all this fiery hot blood spurting out of my eyeballs right now.

This could have been $1.6 BILLION blindly and unaccountably allocated to "RE-EDUCATION PRISONS", and none of the lawmakers who voted for this monstrosity of a pork-barrel turd-biscuit would have so much as batted an eye.

Nor would any of the gullible and malleable mushbrains among us who have yet to come out of their media-induced trance of unyielding obedience to the Chicago gangster and Marxist revolutionary sitting in the Oval Office today.

And, certainly, not our once-free and independent media, an entity that at one point in our nation's past would have been circling like sharks at the very thought of a handful of elitist politicians committing such a momentous act of theft and deceit against the American people.

Can you imagine the level of outrage if George Bush and a Republican-controlled Congress had even thought about ramrodding through $1.6 BILLION in spending under an equally ambiguous heading such as "DEFENSE" or (gasp!) "FAMILY VALUES" with NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION provided and no mechanism for accountability in place to even hint as to where that money would end up and how it would be spent???

The fires would STILL be burning.

But, when Pelosi, Reid, and Obama pull it off, it's just a big, delicious bowl of sunshine. And, we're supposed to bend over and take it.

From the New Unabridged Dictionary of Hopenchange:

P.R.O. Choice: a state of mindless subservience wherein once-free citizens unconditionally surrender their personal sovereignty to the almighty and all-powerful State, and allow Pelosi, Reid, and Obama to make all their choices for them.

(via Gateway Pundit)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Makes Mos Eisley Look Like F***ing Disneyland

UPDATE: Continuing the theme...

High Treason

Remind me someday to tell you all how I really feel about all the lawmakers in Congress who are voting for this giant turd of a so-called "stimulus", and what should be done with them.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Despite the overwhelming volume of telephone calls and e-mails from the citizens of New Hampshire, not to mention the unanimous testimony from the public, in favor of HCR-6, the NH State-Federal Relations Committee voted this afternoon to ITL (Inexpedient to Legislate) the resolution.

The vote to kill HCR-6 was 11-7, with one Democrat supporting it, and one Republican against.

HCR-6 sponsor, Rep. Dan Itse, aptly labeled the proceedings as a "shameful event".

Biker Bill has the video from the kangaroo court.

Behold, the New Era of Hopenchange

Congressional Offices Don't Have the Stimulus Bill, Lobbyists Do

It's about the economy.


If the First Eight Pages Are Any Indicator...

...I'm really going to enjoy this book.


In an ideal world, karma would decree that these irritating and dangerous activists be taken behind the woodshed by a dozen minutemen reenactors for a momentous ass-kicking - with a post-beating lecture on the Founding Fathers, of course. But the world is far from perfect. Instead, these wardens of well-being are endlessly trotted out on morning and cable news programs, issuing distraught statements about the societal catastrophes that are ice cream and Girl Scout Cookies.

Only 228 pages to go.

Big thanks to friend and reader Jim for the book.

Remember, Kids...

..."high-capacity" firearms have no place in a civilized society.

KALAMAZOO -- Kalamazoo police say about 40 to 50 young males attacked a 50-year-old man riding a bicycle and beat him unconscious.

In "progressive" America, this is what's called "desired effect".

Police say the attack happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses say the attackers appeared to be teenagers.

The witnesses tell investigators some of the group knocked the man off his bike and began beating him. Police say he was hit in the head with a bottle and then kicked and punched as he lay in the street.

Ban glass.

His bike was stolen but later recovered.

Police said Tuesday night they didn't yet have any suspects. They said the victim remained unconscious at Bronson Hospital.


(link via Say Uncle)

Acronym of the Year Decade


You've Been Warned

The next person to make an Obama/Lincoln comparison in my presence runs the risk of getting a rifle butt to the back of the head.

"...and that government of the lobbyists, by the politically-connected, for the career politicians, shall not perish from the earth."

From the Obamasburg Address

UPDATE: Ask and you shall receive.

The Obamasburg Address
Washington DC
February 12, 2009

Three weeks and two days ago our community organizers and voter fraud operatives brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Socialism, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to be subservient to their government.

Now we are engaged in a great class war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave up their individual liberty that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The gullible voters, living and dead, who were bamboozled here, have consecrated it, far above the diminished power of the people to detract.

The media will little note, nor long remember what we are actually doing here, nor will it ever admit what they did here. It is for us the powerful centralized government, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so fraudulently advanced.

It is rather for us, the ones we have been waiting for, to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these uneducated, unskilled masses we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these useful idiots shall not have voted, however many times, in vain -- that this nation, under Me, shall have a new birth of HopenchangeTM -- and that government of the lobbyists, by the politically-connected, for the career politicians, shall not perish from the earth."

(MINOR) UPDATE: A couple paragraph breaks added.

And, thanks to Michelle Malkin for the linkage.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


And I've got a $5 billion highway project in Boston to sell you.

Stimulus Agreement: $789.5-Billion Price Tag

What part of "DOWN PAYMENT" are so many Americans having a hard time figuring out right now???

As If You Needed Further Proof...

...that this foot-wide pork sausage we're about to get rammed up our ass has very little to do with re-invigorating the American economy, but rather expanding government control over the lives of a once-free populace.

US Senator Dianne Feinstein hopes to update President Barack Obama's $838bn economic stimulus package so that American ISPs can deter child pornography, copyright infringement, and other unlawful activity by way of "reasonable network management."

Of course, "reasonable" in her totalitarian mindset can be defined as "Only members of Congress will be allowed to own and carry firearms. The rest of you dirt-eating peasants have to turn yours in to be destroyed".

According to Public Knowledge, the Motion Picture Association of America is behind Feinstein's language. The MPAA doesn't like copyright infringement. And you can bet the child pornography bit was tossed in for added effect.

If there's one thing Feinstein and the rest of the big government socialists in Congress have learned over the years, it's that there's no human shield more effective than an innocent child for hiding one's true agenda behind.

1,000 Words

Dumber Than Dirt or Balls of Titanium?

I'm not sure which, but you gotta admit, it takes a "special" kind of someone to walk around New York City dressed like a Klansman.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals knows how to grab attention. And show off its laundry.

The animal rights group, which every year stages a protest at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, had two of its members dress in Ku Klux Klan garb outside Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Their goal, according to a post on the PETA website, was to draw a parallel between the KKK and the American Kennel Club. "Obviously it's an uncomfortable comparison," PETA spokesman Michael McGraw told the Associated Press.

But the AKC is trying to create a "master race" when it comes to pure-bred dogs, he added. "It's a very apt comparison."

Ask not for whom the cuckoo clock tolls...

(link via Say Anything)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tell Me This Wouldn't Happen...

...and I'll tell you I've got a waterproof tunnel in Boston for sale.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Public Safety Infraction Report

Make/Model: Toyota Prius
Registered owner of vehicle: Joe Sucker
Residence: Cambridge
Plate number: ILUVHOPE

Start time: 07:17:39.5
Location: NEWTON
Coordinates: 42 DEG 20' 19.93" N, 71 DEG 16' 42.70" W

End time: 07:25:42.7
Coordinates: 42 DEG 17' 56.57" N, 71 DEG 28' 29.23" W

Road/Highway: MA TURNPIKE
Jurisdiction: STATE

Distance traveled: 11.14 miles
Elapsed time: 8:03.2

Average Speed: 83.0 MPH
MPH over Speed Limit: 18

Amount of Fine: $460

Please make check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thank you very much for your compliance.

See previous post here for background info.

Granite State Economic Stimulus Proposal

With all the talk going on about excessive, unnecessary pork-barrel spending masquerading as economic stimulus, it was quite refreshing to wake up this morning and read about an elected official right here in New England, who's stepping up to the plate and offering an alternative proposal that will actually do something to strengthen the New Hampshire economy.

So, please join me right now in thanking...

...Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

Governor Deval Patrick is considering raising the state's gasoline tax by as much as 29 cents per gallon, which would at once give Massachusetts the highest state gas tax in the country while generating enough revenue to potentially rid the Massachusetts Turnpike of tolls.

"Take this gas tax, and I'll make the tolls disappear."

Sounds an awful lot like the campaign "promise" he made to all the gullible idiots who voted for him to lower everyone's property taxes in exchange for hiking up some others. How's that one working out?

George Carlin called this a "68".

"You do me, and I'll owe you one."

So, in these trying economic times, when families across the Bay State and the country are struggling to make ends meet, who would be hurt the most by this massive tax hike?

Not too many people, actually...only those residents of Massachusetts who have to drive to their jobs (or to the grocery store, doctor's office, school, community center, etc.), or purchase goods and services from companies that use motor vehicles to transport workers, products, tools, and materials over the road.

Just a small handful, really.

Must be nice to be a governor (or a state legislator) who doesn't actually have to use his or her own money to fill the gas tank to get to work.

Now, to my readers still trapped behind enemy lines, I say, don't despair quite yet.

The "Screw the Unwashed Little People of Massachusetts" bill hasn't hit the floor yet. In fact, the Globe reports that even Governor Hopenchange isn't too sure if he'll go forward with it.

But administration officials, responding yesterday to a leak reported in the media, said the governor also was considering a gas tax increase as low as 5 cents and that no decisions have been made.

But, fear not.

He's already got a Plan B in place to screw over the working people of Massachusetts, should this latest proposed tax hike fail to materialize.

Patrick is also considering a new system that would charge drivers based on the miles they travel. Those trips would be measured by a chip installed in a vehicle inspection sticker.

So, with jobs becoming harder and harder to find by the day, it only makes sense that those who are now having to travel further to get to and from their jobs should be the ones punished most harshly, and made to pay for the cost of running Governor Patrick's "progressive" regime.

And, he wants the government to have the ability to track your every move by satellite, and to know where your car is located 24 hours a day. What could possibly go wrong???

Forget about being governor (in what was once the cradle of American independence and liberty).

Fry cook at Kelly's Roast Beef is above this guy's pay grade.

Good luck to you folks. You're gonna need it.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Be Afraid...Be Very Afraid

Alternate Post Title: F*** this shit! I'm going off the grid. (link via Say Anything):

But [Barack Obama's stimulus] bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”

So much for "Get the government out of my uterus!!!"

Or rather, so much for the credibility of those prone to express such sentiments in the past. They're the one's worshiping this false idol we just elected president, and would love to see this intrusive style of rule by over-bloated governmental bureaucracies become the law of the land.

Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time”.

But, but,'s "For the Children EconomyTM"!

F***ing no good, lying, scheming, thieving socialist trash! I wouldn't piss on these people if they were on fire.

I'll say this though. This is the most transparent administration in history. I could see right through these people years ago!

Quote of the Day

Hot Air commenter, CNH_320, in this Headlines thread.

...I’d rather be in “racist” Alabama in a Muslim head scarf than in “tolerant” San Francisco in a Bush-Cheney shirt.

CALL TO ACTION!!! [UPDATE: ...or not]

The public hearing for NH House Bill 583 will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, February 10th at 2:30 in the afternoon, in Room 202 of the Legislative Office Building (behind the State House).

This one's extra-toxic, and must not be allowed to crawl out of that hearing room alive. You don't need to testify, just showing up, if you can, and signing the "blue sheet" will help.


AN ACT establishing an income tax to adequately fund public education and relative to employment of teachers.

SPONSORS: Rep. Burridge, Ches 3

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means


This bill establishes an income tax at the rate of 5 percent to adequately fund public education. The bill requires public school teachers in this state to become state employees, beginning in fiscal year 2012. The bill also requires applicants for state licenses and registrations to be current with their state income taxes.

The bill also repeals the interests and dividends tax.

UPDATE: I just heard from someone more in the know than myself that the bill is DOA.

Good news. Now if we can kill that pork-laden monster sliming its way across the nation's capitol as we speak.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Song Remains the Same,,,


Change a few of the names, and replace "saving the planet" with "stimulating the economy", and I could have written that post yesterday.

Great News!!!

President Acorn has decided he's going to take control of the U.S. Census.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong???

Sure, it might not be the most Constitutional thing to do, but since when has the Prince of Hopenchange ever been bothered by that?

Meet the new, smiling face of fascism.

Don't say you weren't f***ing warned.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

As If You Needed Further Proof...

...that this trillion-dollar crap sandwich about to be rammed down our throats is less about creating jobs and bolstering the US economy, than it is about transferring vast amounts of wealth from the private sector to the left-wing special interest groups that put this radical Chicago thug politician in the White House.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today denounced an Executive Order signed by President Obama that repeals Executive Order 13202, that prohibited federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from requiring contractors to sign union-only project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of performing work on federal and federally funded construction projects.

Bend over.

This is going to make the Big Dig look like a $10,000 kitchen remodel.


I'm shocked.


...and outstanding warrants.

Shepard Fairey, the controversial street artist riding a roller coaster of publicity with his red, white, and blue posters of President Barack Obama, was arrested last night on his way to DJ an event kicking off his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Fairey, a 38-year-old known for his countercultural style, was arrested on two outstanding warrants and was being held at a police station, according to a police official with knowledge of the arrest who requested anonymity.

The story doesn't give us any specific information, but hints that Fairey may hve been involved in some urban art projects in the past.

Reaction from the smitten:

Ginny Delany, a 27-year-old graduate student from Cambridge, said, "It makes him even more of a hero to me.

"The fact that he is arrested for his art shows that it is meaningful to him and he cares about what he is doing."

Friday, February 06, 2009

NH HCR-6 Public Hearing - Part 4

Here's some more of the citizen testimony from yesterday.

As I wrote in this thread over at the NES Forum:

Try holding a hearing like this in the MA State House and see how many city and state employees, along with members of every labor union in town, are given the day off to storm the place in their attempt to marginalize the "whack-job secessionists".

NH HCR-6 Public Hearing - Part 3

In this clip, Representative Timothy Horrigan expresses his "support of the general principles" of HCR-6.

As you'll see in the video, he has issues with some of the details contained therein. Specifically, he believes the Federal Government and the New Hampshire General Court do, in fact, have the "Constitutional power to regulate firearms".

This is as close anyone came to opposing HCR-6 in the first hour of public testimony.

NH Gov. Lynch to MA Gov. Hopenchange: F*** You

As you can imagine, this is one of those items that has been simmering on my current events back burner for the last few days.

WMUR: Lynch, Ayotte Speak Out Against Mass. In Sales Tax Case

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire's governor and attorney general said they're getting involved in a sales tax case between Massachusetts and a tire vendor to protect New Hampshire businesses from having to collect sales taxes on behalf of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts officials said the case before its Supreme Judicial Court applies only to one company, Connecticut-based Town Fair Tire Centers Inc., and one set of circumstances. The company sold tires in New Hampshire to customers who appeared to be from Massachusetts, yet didn't collect the 5 percent sales tax that would have been levied on similar sales at one of Town Fair's Massachusetts stores.

Um...yeah? And?

Gov. John Lynch said he thinks it's outrageous that Massachusetts thinks it can impose its sales tax in New Hampshire, which doesn't even have a sales tax.

Lynch said he will propose legislation to prohibit New Hampshire businesses from collecting sales taxes for Massachusetts or other states.

"We need to send a clear message that Massachusetts and other states shall not impose their sales taxes on New Hampshire businesses," Lynch said.

Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-Exeter, is the bill's prime sponsor.

Attorney General Kelly Ayotte plans to file a brief with the Massachusetts court.

Should Lynch and Ayotte be unsuccessful at thwarting this blatant money grab by the ruling class of Massachusetts, I will look forward to applying their same "home state rules prevail" logic by carrying a concealed handgun in Massachusetts using my New Hampshire pistol license.

More local reaction:

Union Leader
Boston Globe
Northeast Shooters Forum

NH HCR-6 Public Hearing - Part 2

Representative Bob Mead testifying before the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee in Concord, 2/5/09.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

NH HCR-6 Public Hearing - Part 1

Representative Dan Itse, co-sponsor of HCR-6 testifying before the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee in Concord, 2/5/09.

Public Hearing on HCR-6 AAR

Just getting in from my trip to Concord, where I attended and videotaped the public hearing on NH House Concurrent Resolution 6, previously blogged here.

As was expected, the public turnout for the hearing was larger than the capacity of the hearing room. The hearing was recessed after an hour of testimony, due to the number of people who signed up to address the committee, and a conflict with a smaller hearing scheduled for 2:00.

I will post the video of the first hour's worth of testimony later tonight when I have a chance. Of the sixteen people (if my math adds up) who testified this afternoon - this number doesn't count the two who spoke who were sponsors of the resolution - all spoke in favor of passing HCR-6.

I look forward to taking apart some of the misleading or poorly reported news accounts of this hearing, which I predict are on the way.

I'll have more later.

As you were.

In Summation...

I will say this though. With all the missteps, backtracking, and broken promises (not to mention the unprecedented and nauseatingly obscene expansion of the power and wealth of the federal government) that we've seen in just the first two weeks alone, Barack Obama is the first elected official ever to meet, or exceed, each and every expectation I had of him prior to his taking office.

That's never happened before.

So, I guess that would qualify as "change".

Where Credit's Due

Needless to say (at least, I certainly hope I needn't say), my knowledge of the pop group the Jonas Brothers, and of their music, could fit inside a discarded lentil husk.* That said, I want to take a minute to give some credit where credit's due, for this picture I saw recently.

I'm not sure if they think that means what most of us here think it means. But, hey, it's a refreshing change from the "Save Darfur - Listen to cheesy John Lennon covers!" mentality that's taken root in the deep recesses of the vacuous (yet well-intentioned) cranial cavities of so many in the entertainment industry as of late.

Maybe I should send the guys some stickers.

* with plenty of room left over for a lentil

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture?

From the Boston Herald:

"Gee, Mark, we'd like to plow your street, but all your crap is IN THE F***ING WAY!"

Give Us This Day...

...our daily dim-witted celebrity.

How you can squeeze so much ignorance into what appears to be an average-sized human head is beyond me.

Memo to Barney Frank (a Simple Request)

Dear Representative Frank,

Please add my e-mail address to your distribution list, so that I can be notified in advance of the beginning of the People's Armed Revolution you're calling for here.

I'd hate to show up late.

Thanks much.

See you then.

~ Bruce

Barney Frank: TARP's comp curbs could be extended to all businesses

Congress will consider legislation to extend some of the curbs on executive pay that now apply only to those banks receiving federal assistance, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said.

There’s deeply rooted anger on the part of the average American,” the Massachusetts Democrat said at a Washington news conference today.

Well, you got that part right, asshole. F***in' nailed it!

He said the compensation restrictions would apply to all financial institutions and might be extended to include all U.S. companies.

But, don't you dare call him a socialist. That would suddenly become a secret Republican code word for "I hate black gay people!".

Just kidding, we all know that Barney Frank, that upstanding stalwart of "progressive" compassion and tolerance for others would never stoop so low as to try to discredit someone in such a vile, disingenuous manner.


Here's the Money Quote from the article. This one's an absolute gem, and could have been a four-page blog post unto itself.

The bill, which the committee is working on in consultation with the Obama administration, also will require financial institutions that bundle mortgages into securities to share in potential losses. This would give banks and mortgage-specialists an incentive not to make bad loans, he said. Institutions that securitize loans improperly will incur tougher penalties.

There have been too few constraints on major financial institutions incurring far more liability than they could handle,” Mr. Frank said.

You don't say.

Term Limits...half a mile of rope...I'm pretty flexible.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Good Question

Who will run his White House?

Only seven?


UPDATE: Let's make it a two-fer with a little Facebook Flair Fail.

They're so cute when they're gullible.

I Don't Care Who You Are...

...that's funny right there.

Bear With Me

I'm drowning in a veritable sea of blogfodder.

I'll try to get to it all eventually.

I Just Hope He's Been Vaccinated

...for the groundhog's sake.

Here's one Groundhog Day that Mayor Bloomberg hopes never repeats itself again.

The city's famous groundhog Charles G. Hogg took a bite out of Bloomberg's hand during this morning's annual ceremony at the Staten Island Zoo in West Brighton.

Good boy.

Q: What's Wrong With This Picture?

A: Not a damn thing. This is perfectly normal behavior in the world of Hopenchange politics.

The state is forcing the Boston Police Department to admit the wife of City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty to its cop academy - even after she twice failed physical agility tests required of aspiring officers.

The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission’s Jan. 29 ruling in favor of Laurene Flaherty, 39, comes nearly two years after her councilor husband succeeded in raising the maximum age for new academy recruits from 32 to 40.

Up next, lowering the age at which a police officer can retire on a full pension to 42.

Michael Flaherty, reached last night, denied that he pushed the measure to hike the age cap on behalf of his wife. “That’s absolutely not true,” he said. “This legislation was supported by the police commissioner, and the mayor signed off on it.”

Gee, if Mumbles said it's OK, what's left to argue?

Give Us This Day Our Daily Feynman

From The Meaning Of It All: Thoughts Of A Citizen-Scientist:

No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated. Neither may a government determine the aesthetic value of artistic creations, nor limit the forms of literacy or artistic expression. Nor should it pronounce on the validity of economic, historic, religious, or philosophical doctrines. Instead it has a duty to its citizens to maintain the freedom, to let those citizens contribute to the further adventure and the development of the human race.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Give Us This Day Our Daily Race-Baiting

And, so it begins continues.

In a truly "shocking" development, ABC News was caught broadcasting dubiously "cut-n-spliced" audio tapes on Monday, for the sole purpose of levying baseless accusations of racism against a conservative talk show host, who dared voice an opinion critical of President Obama.

I am truly shocked that such a reputable news organization as ABC News would intentionally air such maliciously edited material.


In an interview with Sen. John McCain on Monday, anchor Diane Sawyer described Limbaugh’s “I hope he fails” comment as “another big issue in the news.”

She then tossed to a sound bite comprised of two separate comments made five days apart, which ABC joined together. The edited comment made it sound like Limbaugh wants Obama to fail because he’s black.

Here’s the ABC version of Limbaugh’s comment:

Limbaugh: “I don’t need 400 words. I need four. I hope he fails.”


“We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds, because his father was black, because this is the first black president, we’ve got to accept this.”

“Good Morning America” took the first sentence from Limbaugh’s Jan. 16 radio program. The second sentence comes from Limbaugh’s January 21 appearance on Sean Hannity’s TV show. In the interview with Hannity, Limbaugh stressed that Obama’s race doesn’t matter to him, but his policies do.

Say what you will about Rush Limbaugh. Agree or disagree with him as you so choose. But, whatever a person's political positions or personal opinions, this kind of calculated and insidious attack on a person's character is simply wrong.

It was bad enough last fall when we saw this malignant behavior coming from a candidate's political campaign organization.

That it's now our so-called "free and independent" news media perpetrating the exact same style of politically-motivated, race-based attack against their ideological opposition is beyond sickening. If this country doesn't wake up damn quick [read: like yesterday] from this mainstream media-induced coma of HopenchangeTM, we are rightly and summarily f***ed.


In other shocking news...

NBC News freely admitted on Sunday that, yes, they are at one with The One.

And Nancy Pelosi acknowledged, via a spokesperson, that supporting the trillion-dollar stimulus package is not, in fact, a very fiscally responsible thing to do.

Who knew?

(original link via NewsBusters)

But, Of Course!

Ass, meet clown.

Blago: I did it for the children

All Fixed

(click to enlargify)

Gee, You Think?

I'd like Immeasurably Obvious Crap for $800, please, Alex.

“If a Bush appointee got rich off of Wall Street in this climate, had a chauffeur from one of his fat cat cronies, had unpaid taxes that amounted to more than what most people make in a year, and then the administration tried to fix it behind closed doors. Democrats would call for his head and would demand ‘accountability,’” said a top Senate GOP aide.

All politics aside, regardless of what side of the aisle you're sitting on, can we all come together, however briefly, and agree that Tom Daschle has the fashion sense of an emu?

Now That's a New Years Resolution


A resolution affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles.


That any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:

I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.

II. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.

V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.

VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and

That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually. Any future government of the United States of America shall require ratification of three quarters of the States seeking to form a government of the United States of America and shall not be binding upon any State not seeking to form such a government; and

That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the house clerk to the President of the United States, each member of the United States Congress, and the presiding officers of each State’s legislature.

You had me at "Jeffersonian".

UPDATE: The public hearing for HCR-6 will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, Feb 5th, in room 203 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

Hey, Have You Seen the Price of Votes Lately?

Rhetorical Question of the Day (via VDH):

“How does one explain how California is broke, tens of billions of dollars in aggregate debt, despite having among the highest sales and income taxes in the nation?”

1. Vote Democrat
2. Tax
3. Spend
4. Lather
5. Rinse
6. Repeat

Facebook Flair Fail

No additional commentary required.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Don't Just Sit There...

..get the man some orange juice already!


Barack Obama: Historian Extraordinaire

Washington Times:

Mr. Obama's intent: To provide an olive branch to Muslims in the Middle East. Mr. Obama's goal is to send a clear message that his administration represents a dramatic break from President Bush's policies. "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy," he said.

Moreover, Mr. Obama admitted the United States committed "mistakes" in the past, but he now wants to restore "the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago."

Because 1979 was such a stellar year for American/Islamic relations.

UPDATE: Charles Krauthammer takes Obama's idiotic statement to task and knocks it out of the park Earth's gravitational field.

Astonishing. In these most recent 20 years -- the alleged winter of our disrespect of the Islamic world -- America did not just respect Muslims, it bled for them. It engaged in five military campaigns, every one of which involved -- and resulted in -- the liberation of a Muslim people: Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The two Balkan interventions -- as well as the failed 1992-93 Somalia intervention to feed starving African Muslims (43 Americans were killed) -- were humanitarian exercises of the highest order, there being no significant U.S. strategic interest at stake. In these 20 years, this nation has done more for suffering and oppressed Muslims than any nation, Muslim or non-Muslim, anywhere on Earth. Why are we apologizing?

We're "apologizing" because our new president doesn't have the first f***ing clue what he's talking about.


(link via longtime reader Nylarthotep in the comments)

To Paraphrase Nancy Reagan...

Dear Senator Gregg,

Just say NFW.


Every New Hampshire resident who still gives a shit about the future of this country.

Pre-Emptive Douchebaggery

Remember a few years back how it was all "the Republicans' fault" that the legislation proposed (by Republicans) to tighten up regulations on the runaway mortgage industry died in committee?

After all, the GOP had the majority in Congress? If they couldn't get that bill to the President's desk, it only makes sense, as the Democrats insisted, to hang the blame on the shoulders of the Republicans, right?

Now, fast forward to last Thursday:

As the $820 billion stimulus package heads to the upper chamber, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a pre-emptive strike.

In a Thursday afternoon news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Senate Republicans not to line up against the bill, and says Republicans will be blamed for any delay in the landmark economic legislation.

“If we don’t [pass the bill], it’s not our fault, we’re trying,” Reid said. “The president has done a remarkable job covering all the bases on Capitol Hill.”

With all due respect, Senator (and I mean that in the most literal terms imaginable), go hump a tree, you spineless ballsack.

Your party alone drafted this trillion-dollar, left-wing special interest, slush fund of a bill, after blocking the GOP out of the amendment process.

Your party controls the Senate.

Your party controls the House of Representatives.

Your party has the White House.

Your party owns the "American Bankruptcy Act of 2009".

Man up.

Deal with it.

And, don't expect any Republican worth his or her weight in snot to go along for the ride and give you the political cover you so desperately crave right now, thinking it will save your bony ass once this crapfest goes south.

(link via Ace)