Saturday, June 09, 2012

So true that it's scary

The left's most potent weapon is that fact that most on the right are too polite to call them what they really are.

If we ever gain the courage to simply tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about how Satanically evil they are they will melt faster than the Wicked Witch under a waterfall.

Bob Welch RIP - August 31, 1945 – June 7, 2012

Sentimental Lady was originally recorded on Fleetwood Mac's album Bare Trees.  A more polished version was included on his solo album French Kiss.

This was Welch's biggest hit.  You can hear Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham doing backup vocals.

Another very popular song written by Bob Welch while he was with Fleetwood Mac was Hypnotized.

Mr. Welch gave his wife the last gift he would ever be able to give her when he took his own life to spare her the pain of having to care for him while he slowly died.
These things tend to come in threes.  First Doc Watson, now Bob Welch.  I wonder who's next.

On of the greatest American Presidents

Ever wonder who is is on the opening montage of the Glen Beck show who says  “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves."?

It is president Calvin Coolidge, speaking from the White House grounds in 1924

"This country needs every ounce of its energy to restore itself. The costs of government are all assessed upon the people.

“This means that the farmer is doomed to provide a certain amount of money out of the sale of his produce, no matter how low the price, to pay his taxes. The manufacturer, the professional man, the clerk, must do the same from their income. The wage earner-often at a higher rate when compared to his earnings-makes his contribution, perhaps not directly but indirectly, in the advanced cost of everything he buys.

“The expenses of government reach everybody.

“Taxes take from everyone a part of his earnings and force everyone to work for a certain part of his time for the government.

“When we come to realize that the yearly expenses of the governments of this country-the stupendous sum of about $7.5 billion -- $700 million needed by the national government. And the remainder by local governments.

“Such a sum is difficult to comprehend. It represents all the pay of 5 million wage earners making $5 a day, working for 300 days in the year. If the government should add $100 million of expense, it should represent four days more work of these wage earners. These are some of the reasons why I want to cut down public expense.

“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves.

“I want them to have the rewards of their own industry-this is the chief meaning of freedom.

“Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty.

“These results are not fanciful, they are not imaginary, they are grimly actual, and real, reaching into every household in the land. They take from each home annually an average of over $300.00, and taxes must be paid. They are not a voluntary contribution to be met out of surplus earnings. They are a stern necessity. They come first.

“It is only out of what is left, after they are paid, that the necessities of food, clothing, and shelter can be provided and the comforts of home secured, or the yearnings of the soul for a broader and more abundant life gratified.

“When the government affects a new economy, it grants everybody a life pension with which to raise the standards of existence. It increases the value of everybody's property, raises the scale of everybody's wages.

“One of the greatest favors that can be bestowed on the American people is economy in government."

This is what Calvin Coolidge thought and this is how he governed.  This is why you will not find him on any typical historian's list of the greatest American presidents. 

The academy has a symbiotic relationship with the government.  The government funds the educational establishment and the educational establishment reciprocates by providing the intellectual foundation for ever larger, more intrusive and more expensive government.

Would it not be wonderful if men who thought this way could once again come to dominate the government of the United States.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

D-Day June 6, 1944

I include this clip from the movie Saving Private Ryan because those who lived through the Normandy Beach landing say that is is as close as anyone can come to showing what it was like.

Walker Wins!

Nation doges bullet.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.

The rising Republican star becomes the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall attempt with his defeat of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the union leaders who rallied for months against his agenda.

[. . .]

With nearly 80 percent of precincts reporting, Walker had 55 percent of the vote, compared with 44 percent for Barrett, according to early returns tabulated by The Associated Press.

Good news indeed.   

Forbes contributor Bill Frezza believes that this could spell doom for public sector unions.

Despite a last-minute smear campaign accusing Scott Walker of fathering an illegitimate love child, the governor’s recall election victory sends a clear message that should resonate around the nation: The fiscal cancer devouring state budgets has a cure, and he has found it. The costly defeat for the entrenched union interests that tried to oust Walker in retribution for challenging their power was marked by President Obama’s refusal to lend his weight to the campaign for fear of being stained by defeat. We’ll see how well this strategy of opportunistic detachment serves in the fall as Obama reaches out to unions for support.

This fight is not without precedent. Progressive patron saint Franklin Delano Roosevelt—who more than any other president set our country on a course away from the founding principles of limited government—knew that public sector unions would be the death of the social welfare state he worked so hard to create. Hence, he consistently opposed allowing government employees to unionize. Today, Greece sets the example of what happens when public sector unions gain the upper hand.

[. . .]

Best of all, the myth that union bosses represent their members’ interests has been exposed as a lie. Now that union dues are voluntary, tens of thousands of union members have stopped paying them.  Membership in the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME) has dropped by half. Membership in the stat’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is down by over a third. Given unions’ influential role in most elections, the national implications of this trend are staggering.

This last is truly monumental.  When no longer forced to belong to - and finance - a union large percentages of workers simply dropped out.  On his radio show this morning Glen Beck predicted that if Walker won this election that at least one third of those Wisconsin public sector workers who remained in the unions would withdraw as well.  I tend to agree with him, but we will have to wait as see.

For now what is important is that in a state which voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008 a Republican governor who had earned the bitterest possible hatred from public employee unions (one of the most important of the core constituencies of the Democrat party) won a decisive victory in a recall election, something no US governor has been able to do before.

The thrill which ran up some Democrat's legs in 2008 has suddenly become a chill running up their spines.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

If Obama had a son who was a zombie

He would look like Rudy Eugene the Causeway Cannibal.

They're saying that it was Bath Salts but I'm not convinced.  We'll have to wait and see if the guy whose face got eaten off turns.

RIP Doc Watson

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012).  There will never be another like him.

Deep River Blues at the Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Shady Grove.  Doc courted his wife with this song.  It was her favorite.

Black Mountain Rag.

Tennessee Stud

Blue Railroad Train.

Amazing Grace.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

And this is why they kicked you out

Via Network Indiana:

Republican Senator Dick Lugar says he will not actively campaign for Richard Mourdock, who beat Lugar in the GOP Primary earlier this month. Mourdock is running against Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly for the U.S. Senate seat Lugar has held for 36 years.

Lugar says he want to see a Republican majority in the Senate but that he dislikes changes in the Republican Party that Mourdock’s primary election win represents.

“A large portion of the Republican Party of Indiana believed apparently in the idea of individualism as opposed to community, a sense of compromise or a sense of talking across the aisle,” Lugar said.
Lugar says while he is not going to campaign for Mourdock, he has offered advice to his former opponent on ways he can be an effective senator.

This is par for the course for these RINO's.   They lose a primary and get bitter then start lashing out.  Of course he won't campaign for Mourdock, but at least he isn't endorsing the Democrat or starting a write-in campaign.  Both of which we've seen happen.

Oh, and we also have to acknowledge that he didn't see the writing on the wall and switch parties, which we've also seen happen.

As for his "advice" to Mr. Mourdock, he can keep it.  We don't need more "reach across the isle and compromise" nonsense.  What, exactly, are we supposed to compromise with the left on?

We have compromised ourselves into debt so enormous that it stands an excellent chance of collapsing the entire economy and starting a global depression.  And that's just the debt we own up to.

If we had to count our unfunded liabilities - like any private business in America - and factor in the future costs of Social Security and Medicare the debt crisis would appear ten times worse.

And the economy isn't the only issue.  The left has no intention of doing anything effective to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.  What should our "compromise" position on that be? 

The left wants to pretend that the war on terror is over and go back to a 9/10/2001 mindset.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

The left wants to continue dumping billions of dollars into various AGW boondoggles in support of a discredited theory.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

The left wants to continue to squander billions of dollars on various "green energy" schemes which are nothing more than pipe dreams with no possibility of replacing fossil fuels in the lifetime of any person now living.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

The left wants to continue to Balkanize Americans, dividing us by race, sex, net worth, sexual orientation, religion and any other division that will let them set one group against another in their strategy of using the corrosive poison of identity politics.  What should our "compromise" position on that be?

There was a time when Democrats and Republicans shared a common vision of America as a good and virtuous nation.  As the last best hope of freedom in the world.  As a "shining city on a hill".  Democrats and Republicans shared the goal of seeing America as a strong, free and prosperous nation.  They simply had some different ideas on the best way to achieve those goals.

Unfortunately the Democrat way was tried and failed.  The centralizing, regulating, nanny-state approach of the progressives have created a modern America in which nearly half the population depends upon some kind of government check for all or part of their sustenance.

If America endures any more "compromise" with the left we will wind up like Europe, but America's slide into the abyss will be far more likely to resemble Germany of 1934 than Greece of 2012.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's what's for. . .

Oh, hell. I give up.

From The Miami Herald:

One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked, and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp Saturday, police said.

The horror began about 2 p.m. when a series of gunshots were heard on the ramp, which is along NE 13th Street, just south of The Miami Herald building. 

According to police sources, a road ranger saw a naked man chewing on another man’s face and shouted on his loud speaker for him to back away.Meanwhile, a woman also saw the incident and flagged down a police officer who was in the area.

The officer, who has not been identified, approached and, seeing what was happening, also ordered the naked man to back away. When he continued the assault, the officer shot him, police sources said. The attacker failed to stop after being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.

Miami police were on the scene, which was just south of The Miami Herald building on Biscayne Boulevard. The naked man who was killed lay face down on the pedestrian walkway just below the newspaper’s two-story parking garage. Police have requested The Herald’s video surveillance tapes.

The other man was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, according to police. Their identities were not released.

Perhaps the cannibal was simply insane.

Or perhaps this was the first event in the coming Zombie Apocalypse!

Stock up now!  Better safe than sorry.

Remember when battling zombies only head shots count and it really helps to scream while shooting.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rack up another for Obama

Ralph Alter informs us that Larry Flynt has endorsed Obama for reelection:

The leftist media continues to lift rocks for the Obama campaign in search of whatever may crawl out and endorse the foundering President. He surely needs help. Abandoning the pandering President are Catholics, women, southern Democrats, Jews and the young. The latest in a series of crack-pots, anti-Semites and racialists to endorse Obama is Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine.

What a classy guy to have in your corner! He does rather epitomize the Obama base, Flynt being anti-religion and one of the original 70's promulgators of the let-it-all-hang-out philosophy of the left, Flynt is lavish in his praise of B.O. in this fawning interview for Vice magazine:
I think President Obama has over-performed...I think he has done a marvelous job.

This brilliant logic is displayed throughout the interview. Flynt waxes nostalgic for the camaraderie of the peep-shows he ran in Ohio in the 70's, describes how he was inspired by his role model, JFK, and claims that the charge that his low-rent magazine exploits women is no more true than that Sports Illustrated exploits sports.

Obama should thank his lucky stars that Larry Flynt was cured when he had a "profoundly religious experience" years ago. Rather than seeking out a minister or priest to help him understand his potential enlightenment, he found some sort of New Age quack who showed him that religious experiences where the result of an "iodine deficiency."

When November rolls around and Obama has to find something to blame his electoral defeat on, he can always claim there was a super-abundance of iodine in the water in California, New York and Massachusetts. Meanwhile we can add Larry Flynt to the rolls at "Creeps for Obama."
We can add David Letterman, who was once funny and creative but has deteriorated into a bitter old moonbat who forces female members of his staff to service him while he fantasizes about Sarah Palin's fourteen-year-old daughter.  And don't forget Alex Baldwin who called his daughter a "thoughtless little pig" (and who couldn't remember exactly how old she was, 11 or 12).  

Then there are the ones we already knew about like racist hate mongers Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan and terrorist bombers William Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn.  
Then there is the whole Occupy movement with its collection of soap-allergic rapists, communists, terrorist wannabes and general basement dwelling waste-of-skin punks who want the government teat to suckle them for the rest of their lives.
At this rate can the coveted Mel Gibson endorsement be far away.

Thank You!

Swiped from AT

Friday, May 25, 2012

Post Modern Music Appreciation Club

This is Burzum performing Black Spell of Destruction.

Burzum, you may remember is the name chosen by Norwegian Satanic Death Metal/Neo-Viking psychopath Varg Vikernes for his solo act.

Originally Varg performed with Satanic Death Metal band Mayhem but he felt limited by Mayhem's format so he struck out on his own cutting solo CD's, burning historic wooden church buildings and murdering Mayhem founder Euronymous in cold blood.

Mayhem was also known for the 1991 suicide of singer Per Yngve Ohlin (stage name "Dead").  Dead locked himself into his room and blew his head off with a shotgun.  Band leader Euronymous was the first to discover the body and spent some time contemplating and photographing it before calling authorities.

He also kept a piece of Dead's brain which he put into a stew and ate, so that he could call himself a cannibal.

You know, getting that all-important Satanic Death Metal street cred.

Below is a video of Mayhem performing the "song" Funeral Fog.  This is a rehearsal and is the last recording of Dead "singing".

What idiot came up with this whopper?

It was all over talk radio yesterday.  A partisan economist wrote an article so dishonest that even Paul Krugman won't touch it.  In it he manipulated data (outright lied) in order to show that Barack Obama has been one of the most fiscally conservative presidents in the history of the Republic.

To get the straight story I immediately went to John Lott's website since he is not only one of the best economists out there but one of the only ones with the ability to explain the "dismal science" in a way which is not only clear, but interesting.

I found that Dr. Lott had indeed crunched the numbers on this but had given the data to Ann Coulter for her column.  So I present you Miss Ann's latest, with the heavy lifting done by our friend John Lott:

It's been breaking news all over MSNBC, liberal blogs, newspapers and even The Wall Street Journal: "Federal spending under Obama at historic lows ... It's clear that Obama has been the most fiscally moderate president we've had in 60 years." There's even a chart!

I'll pause here to give you a moment to mop up the coffee on your keyboard. Good? OK, moving on ...

This shocker led to around-the-clock smirk fests on MSNBC. As with all bogus social science from the left, liberals hide the numbers and proclaim: It's "science"! This is black and white, inarguable, and why do Republicans refuse to believe facts?

Ed Schultz claimed the chart exposed "the big myth" about Obama's spending: "This chart -- the truth -- very clearly shows the truth undoubtedly." And the truth was, the "growth in spending under President Obama is the slowest out of the last five presidents."

Note that Schultz also said that the "part of the chart representing President Obama's term includes a stimulus package, too." As we shall see, that is a big, fat lie.

Schultz's guest, Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston confirmed: "And clearly, Obama has been incredibly tight-fisted as a president."

Everybody's keyboard OK?

On her show, Rachel Maddow proclaimed: "Factually speaking, spending has leveled off under President Obama. Spending is not skyrocketing under President Obama. Spending is flattening out under President Obama."

In response, three writers from "The Daily Show" said, "We'll never top that line," and quit.

Inasmuch as this is obviously preposterous, I checked with John Lott, one of the nation's premier economists and author of the magnificent new book with Grover Norquist: Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future.

(I'm reviewing it soon, but you should start without me.)

It turns out Rex Nutting, author of the phony Marketwatch chart, attributes all spending during Obama's entire first year, up to Oct. 1, to President Bush.

That's not a joke.

That means, for example, the $825 billion stimulus bill, proposed, lobbied for, signed and spent by Obama, goes in ... Bush's column. (And if we attribute all of Bush's spending for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and No Child Left Behind to William Howard Taft, Bush didn't spend much either.)

Nutting's "analysis" is so dishonest, even The New York Times has ignored it. He includes only the $140 billion of stimulus money spent after Oct. 1, 2009, as Obama's spending. And he's testy about that, grudgingly admitting that Obama "is responsible (along with the Congress) for about $140 billion in extra spending in the 2009 fiscal year from the stimulus bill."

Nutting acts as if it's the height of magnanimity to "attribute that $140 billion in stimulus to Obama and not to Bush ..."

On what possible theory would that be Bush's spending? Hey -- we just found out that Obamacare's going to cost triple the estimate. Let's blame it on Calvin Coolidge!

Nutting's "and not to Bush" line is just a sleight of hand. He's hoping you won't notice that he said "$140 billion" and not "$825 billion," and will be fooled into thinking that he's counting the entire stimulus bill as Obama's spending. (He fooled Ed Schultz!)

The theory is that a new president is stuck with the budget of his predecessor, so the entire 2009 fiscal year should be attributed to Bush.

But Obama didn't come in and live with the budget Bush had approved. He immediately signed off on enormous spending
programs that had been specifically rejected by Bush. This included a $410 billion spending bill that Bush had refused to sign before he left office. Obama signed it on March 10, 2009. Bush had been chopping brush in Texas for two months at that point. Marketwatch's Nutting says that's Bush's spending.

Obama also spent the second half of the Troubled Asset Relief Fund (TARP). These were discretionary funds meant to prevent a market meltdown after Lehman Brothers collapsed. By the end of 2008, it was clear the panic had passed, and Bush announced that he wouldn't need to spend the second half of the TARP money.

But on Jan. 12, 2009, Obama asked Bush to release the remaining TARP funds for Obama to spend as soon as he took office. By Oct. 1, Obama had spent another $200 billion in TARP money. That, too, gets credited to Bush, according to the creative accounting of Rex Nutting.

There are other spending bills that Obama signed in the first quarter of his presidency, bills that would be considered massive under any other president -- such as the $40 billion child health care bill, which extended coverage to immigrants as well as millions of additional Americans. These, too, are called Bush's spending

Frustrated that he can't shift all of Obama's spending to Bush, Nutting also lowballs the spending estimates during the later Obama years. For example, although he claims to be using the White House's numbers, the White House's estimate for 2012 spending is $3.795 trillion. Nutting helpfully knocks that down to $3.63 trillion.

But all those errors pale in comparison to Nutting's counting Obama's nine-month spending binge as Bush's spending.

If liberals will attribute Obama's trillion-dollar stimulus bill to Bush, what won't they do? 
The answer, of course, is that there is nothing that the left won't do. Literally no depth to which they will not sink - up to an including letting Iran have nuclear weapons.

However I tend to agree with Rush Limbaugh that the left has set a trap for itself here (or as Mother Calhoon would say, "they have shit and fell back in it").  

You see they have apparently accepted the premise that massive government spending and debt is a very bad thing.  Why else try to blame Bush for it?  But is is so easy to prove that the massive spending and debt is entirely Obama's doing that they are essentially going to wind up condemned out of their own mouths.

Another aspect of the trap they have fallen into is that the only thing that Obama can run on (other than the way he personally parachuted into Osama's compound, defeated his legion of elite mujahedin guards in hand-to-hand combat and then brought down Osama's fleeing Hind helicopter with a handful of carefully placed shots from his Bren-Ten handgun) is the fact that his "stimulus"spending saved the nation from a second Great Depression and began the long road to economic recovery.
But now, according to the timeline which they are doing everything in their power to make the official party line for Democrats and their lickspittle allies in the press all of that spending which saved the nation from economically collapsing and becoming a Mad Max-style distopia was due to the visionary planning of George W Bush.  All little Barry did was sit passively in the White House and slavishly follow the road map to recovery laid down by his smarter, more capable predecessor.
Is that really what the left want's to do?
I have trouble believing that even Joe "The Halfwit" Biden could have come up with something this stupid.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tonight's Music

Sticks and stones will break your bones

So don't say crap to people who might come at you with sticks and stones.

DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) - Police are investigating a vicious beating at a McDonald's drive-thru in Denver.

Shannon, who asked us not to use her last name, was the victim of an attack on May 9 just before noon. She called our sister station KUSA 9News, and asked for help finding her attackers.

"I don't feel safe anymore," Shannon said.

 The attack happened in the middle of the busy lunch hour at the McDonald's on 3300 Colorado Boulevard near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

 Radio reference recorded dispatchers describing the attack, as multiple 911 calls came in.

"Two black females are inside. They're fighting inside the car still in the drive-thru," one dispatcher can be heard saying. 

Shannon has been coming to the same drive-thru almost every day for five years without a problem... until this incident.

"I witnessed this young lady throwing trash out of her car and all I said was that it wasn't cool," Shannon said.

A few choice words later, Shannon thought the argument was over.

"All of a sudden I was being attacked," Shannon said.

Two women jumped out of the car in front of her.

 "She was right in my window just punching me in my face, pulling my hair," Shannon said.

"She started biting on my hands so severely. I thought she was gonna bite 'em off, actually."

 Then a man jumped out of the car and threw a soda through her window. "He said, 'This is for you, you white b----. This is a grape soda.' And then they took off," Shannon said.

Seriously, no one deserves to be attacked this way even if they are the sort of insufferable busybody who takes it upon herself to scold total strangers over insignificant infractions (McDonald's pays people to clean up their parking lots).

Remember how the election of Barack Hussein Obama was supposed to mark the end of racial tensions in this country?

Wiser men (like Rush Limbaugh) pointed  out that the result would be the opposite.

The reasons for this are fairly straightforward.  Blacks have been raised with a very nearly bottomless sense of grievance and entitlement and a belief that white racism is so great and so deeply imbedded as to be ineradicable.  The election of a black man to lead the nation - and not a conservative "Uncle Tom" but a genuine Marxist community organizer and devotee of Black Liberation Theology - provides the closest thing possible to absolute proof that America is not the racist hell-hole that it has been represented as.

This leads to the unwelcome conclusion that black failure is less due to white hostility than to black inability.  This kind of epiphany will lead to one of two outcomes.  Either introspection and reformation or red-hot rage.

Which outcome do you think that the black grievance industry is hoping for?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I guess that Batman and Robin can get married now

DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay in a future issue, it has been revealed.

Co-publisher Dan DiDio previously said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether. 

But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become ‘one of our most prominent gay characters’, according to comic blog

It has been a good many years since I was into comics, and I haven't been into the DC universe since I was a small child, so I don't really care about this.

But, if I were black or gay I think I would find it insulting to be told that my sense of self worth could or should be influenced by a comic book publisher's decision to take a character that was created before I was born, before my parents were born in some cases, and make them gay or black.

Some of these comic book characters gave comfort and diversion to the nation's children (and more than a few adults) during the Great Depression and the Second World War.  Is there no sense of shame at DC that would lead someone to consider that tampering with the fundamental identity of these iconic characters is a bad idea and deeply disrespectful to the multiple generations of fans who loved these characters just the way they were?