Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Who cares if Lefties want to be Miserable

Gotta love logical, common sense, right sided thinking writers and pundits... forever trying to figure out the mental condition on the 'left'. In America, "their" guy is squattin' in the W.House. The leftist Dems are the majority in congress since 2006... so American Lefties should be THRILLED and HAPPY, right? ... So why aren't they?

I know someone who took his family to the W.House easter party. He is advocating for term limits to be abolished. I think he really wants dictatorship in America. This brainwashed person thinks truth and 'right' or conservative common sense is just propaganda and everything is peachy keen. I asked this person I was searching for the answer to "what policy (in general) has been implemented by current Washington that benefits all Americans (in general) without raising any taxes?" My friend got angry I dared asking this question and stated there are unexplained grey areas (some other nonsense) and ended with my question is faulty so he refused to answer. I think he got angry because the answer is NONE.

If you don't believe America is exceptional, is just so horrible and the cause of all the woes on earth. Fine, GET OUT and go LIVE IN CUBA. Enjoy the dictatorship and a government who owns everything and doles it all out. HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Others with recent theories for Lefty unhappines:

Rich Karlgaard at Forbes thinks he knows "The Real Reason For Lefty Malaise"

"Since the 1960s, American and European lefties have wanted two things that are inherently in conflict in a free society. One is greater economic equality. The other is an aggressive multiculturalism--and please do not confuse contemporary liberal multiculturalism with the 18th century notion that all humans are created equal. Post-modernism calls the shots today. It demands that all human expressions and lifestyles, foolish or not, must be treated equally. If anything, so-called victim opinion must be accorded greater respect. Thus rap music becomes art, Aztec science was as good as European science, and female genital mutilation is not for Westerners to judge.

These two lefty wishes--greater economic equality and aggressive multiculturalism--may live together peacefully in college English departments. But they are impossible to reconcile in the real world. That’s why modern Western lefties will forever be frustrated."

Rush Limbaugh wonders "Why the Liberals are So Miserable"

"You don't even have to run into liberals personally. You can just see all over the place they're miserable. Now, you would think they'd be ecstatic. I mean, they won the election, they got Obama in there, they're doing everything they want. They got health care, they got their stimulus, they got TARP, they got two stimuli, three. Unemployment benefits have been forever extended. Of course until last week. Yet they are miserable, and I maintain that one of the reasons they're miserable is that they finally got it and it's not working. All of these decades of utopian dreams they've had, they have believed that all of this has never worked in the past simply because the right people had not yet been in charge and they hadn't yet spent the requisite amount of money.

Well, now we're what? We're $14 trillion in debt, Obama wants to go even more in debt. The rest of the world is saying, "Ain't no way, pal. We're not doing your way. We've done it your way for 50 years and we're dying out here," and health care is a mess. There's a story today about the administration is going nuts here trying to implement three months into it. They don't know what they're doing, where they are. It's a giant mess. Nothing about it is working. We all know this, but they've had these dreams. "We are the ones we have been waiting for!" "

Michael Barone at National Review ponders "Why Obamacare Is Unpopular?"

"This view animated the New Deal in the 1930s and appealed to the non-property-owning majority. Franklin Roosevelt sowed the idea, harvested by the New Deal historians, that an ever-expanding government was both good and necessary.
Democrats were referencing this when they said they were “making history” by passing their health-care bill.

Their problem is that the America of the progressives and New Dealers no longer exists. Government home-finance programs helped make us a nation of homeowners. Technological progress and deregulation improved transportation and communications and made the necessities of life less costly, enabling citizens to accumulate significant wealth in their working years."

"The polls and the post-2008 election results show that the purported beneficiaries of the Obama Democrats’ programs are unenthusiastic about voting and people with modest incomes are trending heavily Republican. The only enthusiasm for the Obama Democrats’ policies comes from David Brooks’s “educated class”: people who are or identify with the centralized experts tasked by the Obama Democrats with making decisions for the rest of us.

Unfortunately for the Obama Democrats, they, unlike property owners, are not a majority in today’s America."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SCOTUS upholds 2nd amendment; extends gun rights nationwide

From the Chicago Tribune "Supreme Court sides with gun advocates, in 5-4 ruling; extends gun rights nationwide".

"WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became Chief Justice.

By a 5-4 vote, the justices cast doubt on handgun bans in the Chicago area, but signaled that some limitations on the Constitution's "right to keep and bear arms" could survive legal challenges."

From FireArms First "Second Amendment Upheld in Supreme Court Victory":

"The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense in their homes, the justices’ first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. The court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms restrictions intact.

The court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791. The amendment reads:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

"Mayor Richard Daley says the city will rewrite its gun ban ordinance because a Supreme Court ruling today has made the current law "unenforceable."
Statement from the NRA (National Rifle Association)
"Today marks a great moment in American history. This is a landmark decision. It is a vindication for the great majority of American citizens who have always believed the Second Amendment was an individual right and freedom worth defending.

The Supreme Court said what a majority of the American public believes. The people who wrote the Second Amendment said it was an individual right, and the Court has now confirmed what our founding fathers wrote and intended. The Second Amendment -- as every citizen’s constitutional right -- is now a real part of American Constitutional law."
- and -
"What good is a right without the gun? What good is the right if you can’t buy one? Or keep one in your home? Or protect your family with one?

Here’s a piece of paper – protect yourself. That’s no right at all!

Victory is when law abiding men and women can get up, go out, and buy and own a firearm. This is a monumental day. But NRA will not rest until every law-abiding American citizen is able to exercise the individual right to buy and own a firearm for self defense or any other lawful purpose. "
American Revolution - screensaver

... and from the Washington Post "The Supreme Court ruled for the first time Monday that the Second Amendment provides all Americans a fundamental right to bear arms, a long-sought victory for gun rights advocates who have chafed at federal, state and local efforts to restrict gun ownership.

The court was considering a restrictive handgun law in Chicago and one of its suburbs that was similar to the District law that it ruled against in 2008. The 5 to 4 decision does not strike any other gun control measures currently in place, but it provides a legal basis for challenges across the country where gun owners think that government has been too restrictive."

Monday, June 28, 2010

Blagojovich trial update - enuff info to impeach O?

The Blago Blog


Coverage at BackYard Conservative and Chicago Sun Times is covering the Blago case here: "The Blago Blog" with transcripts of the "secret tapes".

Will this trial result in enough information to impeach the "O"? And even if it does, would someone have the balls to file impeachment charges? Can someone usurping the W.House even be impeached? Questions... questions... lots of questions...

Illinois and Chicago need to PURGE THE CORRUPTION... Purge the Blago and purge the O.

What say you Chicago?
***UPDATE: today from a comment at GatewayPundit, (Kathy from Kansas June 27th, 2010 7:01 pm #43 ) the topic of impeachment is discussed. Check out a 27 page paper outlining it here.
"The Case for Impeachment - Why Barack Obama Needs to be Impeached in Order to Save America" By Steven Baldwin - Introduction:
"When some people hear there’s a movement to persuade Congress to impeach President Barack Obama, they often dismiss it as a joke. But it is no longer a laughing matter. With the economy continuing to implode, Obama’s weak and na├»ve response to the world-wide Jihadist threat, the coming collapse of the dollar, high unemployment rates, the government takeover of entire industries and the ongoing frontal assault on our Judeo-Christian heritage, the impeachment option must now be seriously considered. Many Americans wrongly assume that impeachment requires that an actual crime be committed.
But impeachment can be unrelated to any offence in criminal law. The reality is that our nation’s founders were concerned that America would some day have a president who may not commit an actual crime but whose behavior and policies are so detrimental to America’s interests they cause irreparable damage to the country. Some people will argue that impeachment is necessary because that’s what elections are for. But our founders were obviously worried that by the time elections were held, the damage done by an out of control President would be irreparable. Thus, the founders gave us the impeachment option as a way to remove a president mid-term in order to minimize the damage to the country.

Indeed, our founders inserted language into the Constitution that gave Congress the power to impeach the president for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” “High crimes and misdemeanors” is an old English Common Law phrase which, in the 1600s, meant negligence, abuse of power, and abuse of trust. In modern terms this can be translated to mean incompetent leadership that imperils the country. Indeed, some have interpreted this phrase so broadly that it can mean just about anything. As former president Gerald Ford stated, an impeachable offense is, “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”
We believe it is necessary to impeach a president if his policies and actions have so endangered and weakened the country that his removal is essential in order for the country to survive. Not only has the Obama administration promoted dangerous and unsustainable policies but it has also engaged in corrupt and illegal activities such as bribery, a crime the founders specifically cited as an impeachable offense. Moreover, this report details numerous instances of Obama lying to the American people, a pattern which clearly indicate a character defect that in itself endangers America. Given this, we believe impeachment is necessary for the future survival of America."

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kitten George

Meet the new addition to our family...

Kitten George

Samson (ginger) & Fifi (black & white) check George out

Playing at 100 miles (or kilometers) per hour is tiring business
The rope tower is fun to climb

More napping required

King ... err... Kitten George surveys his realm

humans are a good napping area

"hi mom!..."

AZ gov to Feds: signs aren't enough, do your job

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Not the One America needs or was waiting for after all

U.S. News (Mort Zuckerman) says, “World sees Obama as incompetent and amateur

Victor Davis Hansen suggests BHO needs "Saving ...from himself"

And oh yea: the well trotted out, lame, tired excuse of "he inherited this mess from Bush..." keeps rolling... fukryinoutloudalready...

iHateTheMedia points out re: Gulf oil disaster and lame, stalled cleanup response: "It’s not Bush’s fault: No one overseeing Deepwater Horizon was appointed by Bush"

“It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault.” Are you as tired of hearing those words as we are? (yes) For example, reported that Nancy Pelosi blamed the Gusher in the Gulf on the former president a few weeks ago."

HELLLOOOO, MCFLY - YOU can't blame people who didn't do what you say they did:

Exhibit A from SamAdams25 (Jun 24, 01:08 PM) who says:

"Here we go again, blame it all on Bush. That's what children do, not leaders.

Obama's lack of experience and leadership, arrogance, and hypocrisy, in addition to his total disregard for the American people and the Constitution are what brought him down from his pedestal.

The vast majority of Americans reject Obama's progressive/socialist agenda to "fundamentally change America" into a third world country. Obama has proven himself not only to be a megalomaniacal liar, but the most radical leftist and corrupt president since FDR, and the most incompetent since Jimmy Carter.

Obama will lose his majority in Congress this November and be a lame-duck one-term president. Progressivism will be totally discredited for at least 50 years. Hopefully, it will take less than 10 years to undo the damage that Obama has done to this country."

Exhibit B from Bladestone (Jun 24, 10:19AM) who asks:

Who is the responsible for the following?
  • Unemployment

  • National debt

  • Minerals Management Services' induced oil disaster

  • Demoralized military personnel

  • Union robbery of America

  • Threats to reverse DADT and destroy U.S. military

  • Threats to reverse Defense of Marriage Act

  • Reverence for I'slam

  • Blagojavitch (Chicago) crimes

  • IrreveRanting Rev Wright lover

  • Fairycan't lover

  • New Black Pansies lover

  • Professor Gates transparent prejudice episode

  • Theft of Hispanic vote

  • Selection of Silly Hilly to lead State Dept

  • Betrayer of Israel

  • Encouragement of i'slamic operatives

  • Refusal to stop illegal invasion on border

  • Disrespector of states rights-- Arizona 1070-law

  • Weak and slow oil-leak response

  • Inner-circle of cult followers

  • HoMo sex you'll marriage invention promoter for votes

  • Hater of BAIPA

  • Views pregnancy (baby's) as "Mistake"

  • Supporter of Planned UnParents in tha Hood, NOW, NARAL for votes

  • Lover of Amnesty For Votes swindle

  • Divider of citizens agenda

  • Chief destroyer of hope

Surprising answer below
B'arack Hussein Obama

=== YES on a POSITIVE NOTE for today: TEA PARTIES continue to grow! They positive effects of them are even openly discussed on MSNBC. YEP, even MSNBC: Santelli and Dobbs Talk Tea Party Power with Larry Kudlow

Nero burning says " "What do you think?" "Think" is the crucial word when a serious question is posed. My own thoughts on the TEA Party movement are that it is a popular expression by people who actually understand the basis of our founding. The Founders applied reason and objective analysis to the human experience with all types of governance. They designed a system with the individual as the supreme value, while government was to be limited in scope and power. The Founding Fathers had ample evidence that valuing the government over the rights of the individual always leads to tyranny and despotism against at least some portion of the populace. They also had no love for democracy, as this allowed the "popular will" to negate the rights of any individual or group. When the wealth is controlled by a few, the people are oppressed lest they take it. When governed by democracy, the mob steals from the productive classes, or "the rich" as they are so derisively referred. Nineteenth century America unfolded as the most productive and innovative century in human history for one reason: Ordered liberty. That is what the TEA party must restore."


From Sher Zieve "We must now enact a Declaration of Independence from Obama Tyranny"

"We-the-People have reached the point of making a decision to live under a now openly spoken-about-by-Obama tyranny or fight—once again—for the right to be free men and women. As we are being herded more and more every day into the fenced in Obama dictatorship, you—WE—must now make our choice. But, before you make your decision please remember this: To do nothing is to submit. We either choose to live in the shining city on the hill or the squalor The Obama has planned for us."

Thursday, June 24, 2010

BHO screwing USA & BP to protect Soros' Petrobas Brazil investment

From Gateway Pundit and the awesome "Catherine" June 23rd, 2010 10:16 am #13

A recap on how BHO is purposely screwing over America and the regime-contributor, co-cap'n'-tax-author BP to protect Soros' huge investment in Brazil oil company Petrobas.

"Now this all brings it together?

"Obama Helps Soros Drill For Oil In Brazil From RIGZONE: U.S. Ready to Finance Oil Drilling in Brazil EFE News Services (Aug 5,2009) The U.S. government is prepared to provide up to $10 billion in loans to finance the development of massive hydrocarbon reserves off Brazil’s coast, a Brazilian official said Wednesday."
"President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Gen. James Jones, discussed the matter with officials this week during a visit to the South American country, Brazilian Planning Minister Paulo Bernardo da Silva told reporters.OH MY READ ON?From something we posted almost exactly one year ago, from Bloomberg:Soros hedge fund invests $811m to buy Petrobras stake August 15, 2008 London: Billionaire investor George Soros bought an $811 million stake in Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in the second quarter, making the Brazilian state-controlled oil company his investment fund’s largest holding."
OH MY? (says Catherine)

Palin questions Obama sending $2 billion to Brazil August 21, 6:06 AM


"Experts Say White House ‘Misrepresented’ Views to Justify Drilling Moratorium (Published June 11, 2010) - misrepresenting their views to make it appear that they supported a six-month drilling moratorium — something they actually oppose. The experts, recommended by the National Academy of Engineering, say Interior Secretary Ken Salazar modified their report last month, after they signed it, to include two paragraphs calling for the moratorium on existing drilling and new permits."

"Salazar apologized to those experts Thursday “The experts who are involved in crafting the report gave us their recommendation and their input and I very much appreciate those recommendations,” he said. “It was not their decision on the moratorium. It was my decision and the president’s decision to move forward.”

"Judge halts Obama’s oil-drilling ban - By Stephen Dinan (22 JUNE 2010)
A federal judge in New Orleans halted President Obama’s deepwater drilling moratorium on Tuesday, saying the government never justified the ban and appeared to mislead the public in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill."
"Salazar Seeks to Reimpose Drilling Moratorium (Tuesday 22 Jun 2010) Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one"
"Brazil sees silver lining in BP spill: more rigs Brazil may pick up rigs idled on moratorium* Could help the country’s offshore campaign* Deep water rigs in tight supply around the world - By Brian Ellsworth and Joshua Schneyer - RIO DE JANEIRO (June 11 Reuters) – Brazil could benefit from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill as a U.S. moratorium onoffshore drilling boosts available rigs for the country’s deepwater oil exploration program."

"The spill has temporarily halted new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, and has spurred Norway, which 40 years ago pioneered offshore drilling, to halt new licensing for now. Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) (PBR.N), which already produces around a quarter of the world’s deepwater oil, could be an obvious candidate to take newly available rigs. Petrobras declined to comment on the issue. But Mauricio Tolmasquim, a top Brazilian government energy advisor, said this week that he expected the Gulf spill to benefit Petrobras by making more deep water rigs available – adding that cost savings could be offset by higher insurancepremiums for drilling operations. "

"Brazilian officials, including government leaders andPetrobras executives, have said Brazil has no intention ofslowing its offshore development as a result of the spill. "

"Analysts say oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico– most notably BP and Chevron (CVX.N) — may have to decidebetween paying standby fees while the rigs are idle, movingthem to other projects, or canceling the contracts.The U.S. moratorium may last longer than six months becauseof U.S. sentiment against offshore drilling and plans for anoverhaul of safety standards.This could provide further incentives to move rigs toBrazil or West Africa, which together with the Gulf of Mexicohave over the last five years been the principal areas of deepwater exploration. "

"Petrobras, which pumps the vast majority of Brazil’s crude, said in its 2009 business plan that it would lease eight deepwater drilling rigs this year and a total of 14 in 2011 and 2012. "

AS WE SEE THE FEDs blocking the clean up?
So it looks like bho screwed his big doner BP for his friend Soros?
You're ON to it, Catherine... awesome

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What Dubya has been up to

**Sigh** Life was better in America under the Dubya... Employment rates were higher, financial crisis hadn't happened (thanks democrats with your crap forced mortgages via F.Mae / F. Mac bull doody)... Communists hadn't fully overrun the W.House...

Sorry, I digress, President Bush is on Facebook now and here is a clip of what he's been up to.

Hat tip and good commentary by Lori Ziganto here.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

America's T.E.A. parties have gone international

...not that kind of tea party but those are also quite nice! ...pix from'tea in season' book

We're talkin' the "Taxed Enough Already" kinda party. As Moonbattery, The Daily Caller and Temple of Mut have recently reported:
T.E.A. parties have gone INTERNATIONAL

In no particular order:

Italian TEA Party

What does this mean?

From "The Daily Caller" article “I think the message of the American Revolution is global. The message of natural, unalienable rights, the message of opposition to tyrannical government — that’s not just well-known, that’s universal,” Boris Karpa, organizer of the Israeli Tea Party, told The Daily Caller in an e-mail. “As you know well, many countries have based their founding documents on the U.S. Declaration of Independence or other American documents.”

Now that is a TEA party...
Hey New Zealand... do we need our own TEA party?!

Global warming legislation will cost millions of jobs

From Waxman-Markey Global Warming Tax Kills More Jobs and Kills the Economy

1. Cap and Trade Is a Massive Energy Tax

2. It Will Not Make a Substantive Impact on the Environment

3. It Will Kill Jobs

4. It Will Cause Electricity Bills and Gas Prices to Sharply Increase

5. It Will Outsource Manufacturing Jobs and Hurt Free Trade

6. It Will Make You Choose Between Energy, Groceries, Clothing, and Haircuts

7. It Will Be Highly Susceptible to Fraud and Corruption

8. It Will Hurt Senior Citizens, the Poor, and the Unemployed the Worst

9. It Will Cost American Families Over $3,000 a Year

10. President Obama Admitted "Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket" Under a Cap-and-Trade Program (January 2008)

Americans will pay $4000 more per year

What all this means is discussed in more detail at blog Wintery Night:
"So this is basically a tax on energy production. Yes, Democrats think that we produce too much energy, employing too many Americans, and that we sell it for too little money. According to Democrats, we need less production, fewer jobs and higher consumer prices for electricity. And other companies who use energy will have to pay more for it as well."

Well said Wintery Night!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Stuck on stupid" oil over the place

Phrase-of-the-week = "stuck on stupid" !

From Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker "Mr. (*putative) President, you're stuck on stupid" (*I will never call this guy the American potus: he's a usurper!)

"It is true that liberalism is cruel, corrupt, wasteful, and unjust. But one should never forget its delusion. The delusion is a simple one. It is a belief that government can be made rational and efficient. This delusion leads our liberal friends into disaster after disaster.

Liberals were shocked that President Bush failed to get everyone tucked up in bed in a couple of days after Hurricane Katrina. They knew that a rational and efficient government, run by people like them who believed in government, could do better.

Now President Obama is busy proving them wrong.

Unfortunately, conservatives aren't helping. In pointing out the serious lapses in the president's leadership qualities, we conservatives are missing the point. We are encouraging liberals in their delusion. Instead, we should remind everyone that of course a bunch of corporate bureaucrats, combined with a bunch of government bureaucrats, are going to be a bit off the mark.

A bit of presidential leadership might have made a difference, we could have said, but not much. The president brings the talents and experience of twenty years in left-wing organizing to the presidency. In that school, the attitude, the gesture, is all-important. So obviously he's not going to be much help in a crisis.

But leader or no leader, it takes time to plug a hole -- especially a hole under five thousand feet of water.

The big problem for the president is that the Gulf oil spill is his fourth major presidential mistake. The first big mistake was the $787-billion stimulus package. The second was the appeasement of thug dictators, Islamist and leftist. The third mistake was ObamaCare. The fourth is the Gulf.

(The bailouts of the auto industry I count as merely a crime, an assault and battery on the principle of private property and senior creditors, the very foundation of our freedom and prosperity.)

The horrifying thing is that we Americans can't afford all these mistakes. We can't afford a president stuck on stupid."

From Michelle Malkin "Stuck on stupid: Obama’s czar fetish" June 15, 2010 11:25 PM

"In his widely-panned, bloodless Oval Office address Tuesday night (did I call this last month or what!?), President Obama tapped his Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as the new oil spill recovery czar. Doesn’t he have enough to do leading the Navy? More to the point, as my latest column below points out, don’t we have enough czars and bureaucrats tripping over each other for Gulf headlines and photo-ops already?

Meanwhile, Mark Knoller reports that Obama is scheduled to finally meet with BP execs tomorrow at 10:15am…for a whopping 20 minutes. Where is the ass-kicking czar?"

HA HA HA... Michelle, obviously WE THE PEOPLE are the ass-kicking czars and czar-ettes.

Also from M.Malkin "More stuck on stupid: EPA vs. the Dutch" June 16, 2010

"Fact: It took over 50 days to get an EPA waiver to bring Dutch skimmers into action. ***
In other news, the EPA is trying to reassure Americans that the massive cap-and-tax energy hikes won’t hurt them all.
Just trust them? Fat chance. "

And, if you convinced "alternative energy" such as wind, solar or geothermal is the ANSWER for earth, think again:

From "The Oil Drum: Europe" who asks "Renewables to the rescue?":

"The chart below shows that global primary energy production is running at about 11,000 million tonnes oil equivalent (MMTOE) per year and that the 50 MMTOE provided by renewables is barely significant - it is the skinny red line marked by the big red arrow."
"It is time for sober reflection on the global energy predicament and not for knee jerk reactions. How important is primary energy production and consumption for the OECD way of life? It links to economic growth, tax receipts and all that these pay for, pensions, manufacturing, food production, defense, leisure, comfort and security."

Their data is, ironically from a study BP did last year. (hmmmmm.....)
OK, seriously what about the much loved WIND TURBINES? Lefty-collectivists LOVE them! J.Delingpole discusses today at post "The Great Wind Farm Disaster continued" or perhaps some comments from a German blogger P Gosselin can shed some light:
About Spain: "Take a look at socialist Spain, for example. Driven by a green ideology, and all the promises it brings, Spain went ahead and subsidised wind and solar energy with unbridled abandon, thinking it could create thousands of new green jobs and usher in the next economic wonder.

Well, it has. But not the kind of wonder a sane person welcomes. Today Spain is bankrupt and unemployment is at (twenty) 20%. Spain has since been forced to drastically cut its subsidies, and the solar bubble has popped. Spain is now begging other countries for a bailout."
And the awesome plans for Germany?
"In Germany green laws have been passed that will cost hundreds of billions of euros over the next 15 years, all based on the bogus claim they protect the climate. According to EIKE:
These billions burden the economy in 2 ways: 1) They lead to higher electricity rates for producers, meaning their products become more expensive, and 2) lead higher energy bills for consumers, and thus less buying power. Eventually this will choke the German economy and its growth, which eventually will hit already strapped governments fiscally. Absolute foolery."
Oooops.... Why does America want to be like Europe again?!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What were you thinking BHO voter? Really

... A typical BHO-voter?

If you voted for or STILL support Mr. BHObummers & his regime; right now you should be asking yourself "What is the matter with me?"

This question comes from Kyle-Anne Shriver at American Thinker. What is the answer please?
From Ms. Shriver's excellent article:

"When Robin of Berkeley opines that the president will not change because he is incapable of change, owing to the truly horrible things that probably happened to him in childhood, she is not only ignoring the millions of exceptions to the arbitrary rules of therapists' expectations, but she is also diverting attention from the very real American calamity of this presidency. "


"For the past forty years, America has gotten little more than hippie psychiatry from the mental health profession. The tired old flower-child mantras -- "If it feels good, do it," "Our hope is in dope," "All the world needs now is love," and "He just can't help himself" -- simply have not lived up to their cultural hype any more than Barack Obama has lived up to his. Trying to figure out -- from a distance, no less -- what is wrong with Obama is a fool's errand. Can the president change himself? Of course he can. But we certainly cannot change him. The only person I can change is myself; that's human nature axiom #1.

On the other hand, we are the parents in this governmental paradigm. We, the voters, hold all the authority under our Constitution. We may not be able to change Obama's character, but we can certainly hold him accountable for what happens on his watch. We can apply a great deal of parental pressure in the form of public demonstrations, letters, phone calls, and hounding the press for more accountability, and in this fashion, we can provide an incentive for the president to change his behavior. President Obama ought to be getting the message about now that he has fooled far too many for far too long, but that the accountability-buck has now landed squarely in his lap. Barack Obama is now beholden to three hundred million Americans, each of us holding an IOU for diligent service -- whether little Barry feels up to the job he took or not.

If Obama voters have any question now, the only one they should be asking is, "What's the matter with me?" Now, that is a question which lies within the power-province of every single man and woman who pulled the lever for this man. As the crises mount, as the president continues to preen and play, as the livelihoods of more and more Americans go up in economic smoke (or oil, as the case may be), I predict that even many liberals will rediscover their collective common sense and take much greater care the next time they cast a vote.

No, we'll never know all that may be wrong with Obama or what caused his stubborn, willful refusal to acquire the strong character denied him in childhood. But I, for one, have begun to ask my Obama-voter acquaintances, even strangers who admit their vote and want to talk about it, "What were you thinking?" Civil confrontation is one of the best tools, available to every one of us, in helping Obama voters to come to grips with the enormity of their decision in the 2008 election.

Upon such idiotic decisions, great civilizations do indeed fall.

And in this Dr. Mom's opinion, that is the truly consequential lesson of the Obama presidency."


** UPDATE ** SPOT ON assessment so am also including a comment from this article - you are awesome Nancy T!

Posted by: Nancy T at Jun 14, 02:26 AM

Oh, give me a break. The fools who suspended common sense, knowledge, morality, patriotism, and just plain intelligence to pull the lever for this utter DISASTER and FAILURE of a "president" are the ones who DESERVE this horrible POTUS. The rest of us do not. I concur one billion percent with Kyle-Anne Shiver. We have a nation that needs leadership and decency at the helm - not some racist nutcake who needs to "boot himself up from whatever mistakes he made in life." The POTUS isn't "broken." He's a man on a mission. I for one am sick and tired of psychobabble drivel. This character is a Marxist/Communist and he is doing what Marxist/Communists do - actively pursuing an agenda. Spare me the tales of his troubled childhood. Save your misplaced sympathies for our country which is now suffering under his regime. And to the idiots who voted in this nightmare - YOU deserve this present misery and all that lies ahead. THE REST OF US DON'T.

Lake County IL T.E.A. Party gears up

Details from Anne at the excellent site "Backyard Conservative":

Americans for Prosperity Property Tax Forum
Wednesday, June 16th, 6:30-8p

Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL
Moderated by Rod Drobinski, AFP District Leader, with panelists Ed Sullivan (Illinois State Representative) & John Barrington (Ela Township Assessor)

Stephen Crowder
(Grayslake, Illinois) - The Patriot Foundation and Lake County Young Republicans presents comedian Steven Crowder performing at:

The Fuel Room @ Austin's Saloon & Eatery
481 Peterson Road

Friday June 25, 7:00 PM. Tickets for this fund raiser are $25 General Admission/ $35 VIP. Austin's (847) 549-1972, The 9/12 Patriots (847)847-4943 or

Tea Party in Libertyville
Come and enjoy the speeches and celebrate our great nation on July 5th from 1-4 pm in downtown Libertyville at Cook Park. Bring you respectful signs, a chair or blanket, and enjoy the patriotic atmosphere. Speakers will be updated on our new website at

If you are a small business owner and would like to bring a table to distribute literature we are asking for a donation of $75. This will help us defray the costs of the event. Your organization's name will be added to our fliers if payment is received before June 21st.

Tea Party/9-12 groups free to put up a table - if you sell any products we would ask for a donation to help us defray expenses. We'd would also ask for a few volunteers to help at the event.

Please feel free to pass this onto your friends, neighbors and local businesses who may be interested as well. Please call 847-302-3985 with any questions.

Lake County Tea Party
2306 N Tedy Ln
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Cars and freedom baby

yeah baby... cars and FREEDOM!

hat tip: the great Mark Levin

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A real June 2010 commencement speech from Bill Whittle

hat tip: Government Mess

A real commencement speech for June 2010 college graduates from Bill Whittle:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The barkless dog who spoke to me

The Basenji made an appearance in civilization at the dawn of history as a palace dog of the Pharaohs, so long ago that he watched the Pyramids being built. Pictured in bas-relief and sculptured in stone as far back as 4000 B.C., the Basenji even lent his ears to the dog-headed god Anubis. He was found in Mesopotamia many centuries later. The Metropolitan Museum of Arts owns a bronze statue of a man and his Basenji-like dog, including curled tail and wrinkled forehead. This is identified as Babylonian. Representing proud ancient Babylonians, my Basenji, never barked...We took her with us on many outings...
She liked camping...
But outings can be quite tiring as you know...
On alert, she could see, smell or hear dogs quite far away.
But since no barking? Not the best guard dog...

She was more like a cat than a dog. She kept herself clean and tidy stroking her face with a licked front leg just like cats do. She spent most of her time sleeping and loved nap time. Yes, Basenjis can live with cats ...
What is a Basenji?
When I met my husband to be in 2000 and we eventually got around to getting married and setting up home, the subject of getting a dog came up. He said "Let's get a Basenji..." and I said "a what?...". I had never heard of them. He brought home (more on her rescue later) a funny but beautiful little dog who stared at us and never barked. She was not leash trained and pulled on the leash on almost every walk. Negative or bossy 'be the pack leader' type training didn't work with her so we just enjoyed her for who she was: she was the boss. A Basenji.
Sleeping quarters
On her first night with us, we had a nice doggie bed next to ours ready for her in our bed room. We got in to bed and wondered what she would do. We called her saying "time for bed...". She ran into the bedroom, zipped past her intended area and lept into our bed. She proceeded to burrow directly under the covers between our feet, curl up ready to go to sleep. We looked at each other and laughed. We looked at her and asked her "... are you sure you're OK down there...?" She didn't budge and closed her eyes. Apparently that is where she wanted to sleep. That was her routine from then on every night with us. During the first couple of months, one of us accidentally kicked her (gently, ok more like a nudge) and she vocalized her displeasure loudly. Not a bark though, more like a loud yelp-cry. We all would wake up and tell her it was OK, no boogey men trying to get her: just us here. (Who trained who?)
In Africa, Basenjis sleep outside in the nighttime sometimes awakened by predators. Thus, Basenjis can be startled when awoken - ready to fight a predator off. We were careful not to nudge her any more. We would warn friends not to awaken her by touching her if she was in a deep slumber. She would always awaken as if startled and ready for action. ... Just a funny little Basenji quirk. We enjoyed her unique and quirky Basenji personality. Not.Your.Average.Dog.
I'm the boss thanks
She was a dominant personality and did not like other dogs. She took on a couple of bigger dogs who were off leash wandering on to our N. Illinois property where she was leashed. No harm done, but size didn't bother her. She would try to kick their a&&. However, once we moved to NZ: she finally made friends with Shane's mum's dog, a shepard mix Bella pictured above. Good to finally have a dog friend.
A funny looking Gazelle
Sheela and Bella weren't friends at their first meeting. We put Sheela in a kennel inside Bella's yard for a few days. Then, we put a muzzle on Sheela and let the two out together. A muzzled Sheela lept on to Bella's neck trying to attack her. A stunned Bella lurched backwards into a flower bed (Bella is a submissive personality and a super sweet girl... a pacifist even).
The second next time, Sheela did not attack, but chased Bella around the yard ... well chase isn't the correct word. Sheela trotted behind Bella as Bella lumbered around in circles. I think Sheela thought "... well, this funny looking gazelle ... may as well make friends". Bella figured Sheela out quickly moving away if Sheela got snarky. Bella let Sheela be the boss and a beautiful friendship ensued.
Oh, you're home?
Basenjis are a very unique breed of site & scent hound, bred to stealth hunt gazelles in the North African area. They are not like other dogs. They don't bark but do vocalize, baroo and laugh. They'll greet you, but not the usual tail wag, bark or lick.
When we would arrive home, our dog would rouse herself, seemingly a bit annoyed, from her obviously enjoyed nap, stretch and trot over, look at you for a few seconds then run to the door to be taken out. That's it.
Her version: "oh, you're home?... hmm... yep, guess I could go pee... shall we go walkies then?"
More on Basenji rescue
In 2001, after I agreed to a Basenji, I of course wanted a rescue. We contacted B.R.A.T. (Basenji Rescue and Transport) and put in for adopting. Within about a month or couple weeks, they had one for us. She had been found in February in Illinois, almost frost bit, forraging and roaming the streets. She was being fostered by a BRAT representative who had named her "Sarah". Since I have a sister and niece with that name, we gave her a new kiwi name for girl: Sheela.
Shane drove her back the 3 hour ride home in a dog crate in our SUV. She cried a bit in transit as she did not like being in a crate. She arrived still on the mend from her winter ordeal, quite thin with a straggly coat and an itchy tail she had been chewing fur off. We tried a couple of different special food types until we found one which helped her coat and she then finally thrived. Below photo shows her tail still in recovery.
Basenjis do not smell
We bathed her maybe once or twice a year if she got into some mud... but she never smelled. Ever. Trust me, this is a nice feature of Basenjis especially if you have allergies. No shedding either.

The doggie signal
How do you know when a barkless dog wants out? Easy: Dog quickly locates main door. Trots to the door, look at it, trot back to you, look at you, trot back to door. Repeat several more times until human gets leash and goes for a walk.

Basenji games
Wanna play fetch? Tug of war? Other dog games? Not gonna happen. Our Basenji girl was much too busy smelling the world and seeing things really far away as a sight/scent hound. Do cats play fetch? Exactly.

Used tissue or napkin sometimes qualifies as food
Her nose could find a small crumb of food anywhere in the house. We observed, for Basenjis, a used napkin or tissue sometimes qualifies as a food item.
When said edible food item was found? The exact location is then stored in dog memory forever: all locations to be checked regularly. Repeat at other houses visited.
Humans drop lots of edible or chew worthy stuff
Humans in kitchen? Time to wait silently, patiently hoping something would drop. Helps if you stand right near human's legs to try and trip them, too (not close enough to warrant ejection from kitchen).

Basenji games part 2: "The Basenji 500"
Basenji web sites 'warn' you about the "Basenji 500"... (umm, we wondered was this some type of race?) After a couple weeks of "owning" her, Sheela's version of the "Basenji 500" manifested itself at our house: played once or twice a week as a "tag-bite" game.

Game location: our bed. Opponent: Daddy (my husband). Mommy (me) was never quick enough thus insufficient as a tag game opponent. Mommy did often recognize game had started, though, and would retrieve the daddy opponent to commence.
Tag as fast as possible: Daddy/opponent tries to quickly tag front dog legs or body while dog tries play-biting opponent arms or hands. Hopping on the bed like rabbit during each round of play is encouraged. Jumping off the bed, running down hall and leaping back on to the bed signals round 2 or 3 during tag-bite. Game lasts about 3-5 minutes total until next week. Winner: Sheela

Napping in sun stream is form of artistic expression
Sleeping anywhere in any position is fine... as long as the sunshine is on the body somewhere. Relocate to new position when sun moves.

In remembrance of Sheela

Stealth hunter of sandwiches

Under the covers bed sleeper

Always her own dog

With us USA-NZ 2001-2010

Click here for short video with more pictures of Sheela ... we'll miss you girl

Friday, June 11, 2010

29-Jun-2010 target for Apuzzo eligibility case

From Samuel Adams “If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.”

I asked would Mario Apuzzo's eligibility case proceed back on 23-Aug-2009.

We heard 2-Mar-2010 the case is proceeding with a 29-Jun-2010 hearing on 'standing'.

Good article by Sharon Rondea 9-Jun-2010 covers the background of this case at Post & Email in an interview with Mr. Apuzzo.

About the non-existent 'birth certificate', why don't the Republicans push this issue?

"Nobody saw a birth certificate, which is just plain incompetence when you’re going to let a person assume tremendous powers, and this is all in light of 9-11 and this whole identity and birth certificate fraud problem. We have people coming into our country on visas and going to flight schools and learning how to fly airplanes into buildings and population centers…this whole identity thing with people sneaking into our country, and we’re going to let the President of the United States, some person whom we don’t even know, assume the powers of the government. It’s just the most incompetent thing. So you also have that as a factor: the embarrassment of the incompetence that was allowed to occur.

So they want him to be a natural born Citizen so they’ll be spared the great embarrassment, the label of “How could you be so incompetent…Right under your nose, you let somebody come in to the office of President after having gone through a 9-11 situation?” So that’s why they also don’t want to say or do anything."

Mr. Apuzzo's on if his plaintiff has 'standing':

"...he was not the president when we sued him. He had completed the political process, but yet he was not the president; he was still a private person. So therefore, we did not sue the President of the United States; we sued a private person who, of course, went through the political process, became the President-elect, but not the President of the United States, and as I said, we also sued him after he became President. Also, the fact that he became the President does not moot the case because we allege that he is currently occupying the Office of President while not being constitutionally eligible to do so. That’s what makes our case different from all the other cases. There’s no other case in the country that can say what I just said because you can’t undo history. You can’t go back. So that’s it; we’re locked in. Now, if another case comes along and establishes new standing, that’s something different. But as far as all the cases that have been filed, the Kerchner case is the only one that has this unique standing position. Not only is it a timing situation as to the standing, but also, what we allege. That’s another issue also, and none of the other cases allege the injury that we allege in the Kerchner case. "

What is the injury? "The injury is tied to your basic, unalienable rights, natural rights that are confirmed by the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, by the Fifth Amendment, the 14th Amendment, although the 14th Amendment applies only to the states; but the federal courts look at the 14th Amendment also when they interpret the Fifth Amendment. So we’ve heard these words over and over again which are at the heart of our existence: life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. You can’t get beyond that; that is it. Those are the elements..."

Fascinating interview: go here to read the full text. Get into the light... educate yourself... don't remain a mushroom living in the dark happy being fed shit.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What if recent Gulf oil spill was planned?

What if the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ... was planned (yep by W.House and BP together...)?

Sounds a bit like a conspiracy theory, doesn't it. Or is it not such a stretch?...

Just read an article which ties some really interesting information together making this suggestion perhaps not so conspiratorial as it first sounds.

Couple of key questions:

Weren't there federal (?) inspectors on rig site 10 days before explosion & leak start?

Does it seem like between all the partying and McCartney concerts, that Obumbles could care less and wants it to keep gushing? (of course besides the inappropriate 'who's ass should I kick comment' eh...)

Why did the top BP guy sell big chunk of his stocks just a few weeks before the spill?


Read "Follow the money: Rig-Gate Exposed! Rig-A-Boom! Bay of Rigs!"

What does your spidey sense tell you: is the Obumbles regime or BHO handlers capable of this?