Monday, June 30, 2008

Interesting Comparison

For Greenie Weenies: The Final Solution

If we are ever to save the planet, stop global warming, prevent soggy cornflakes, etc. etc., we must end our addiction to oil. Fine. Make it a law. Outlaw all oil-burning internal combustion engines, and require everyone to drive electric vehicles.

Where are we going to get the electricity to charge enough electric car and truck batteries for 300 million people? And power their homes and offices? And everything else that electricity is used for? Solar and wind power will never account for all this new required energy. The new power source must be clean, cheap, and "green."


Oh, yeah:




Careful what you wish for.

UPDATE: If electric cars become mandated, I want Barry Obama to buy me one of these.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Constitution Upheld, Individual Rights Protected


I had my doubts whether the Supremes would find in favor of the second amendment after the recent habeas rights for POWs and the no-execution-for child-rapists decisions. But they have, thankfully, done the right thing.

I have always believed the second amendment protects an individual right, rather than granting a collective one. Here is what I wrote about the subject a year ago.

UPDATE: I heard just recently on CNN an interview with a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings. She claims she would most likely be dead if she had a handgun with which to protect herself. Leave it to CNN to start the fearmongering literally within minutes of the release of the Heller ruling.

Monday, June 23, 2008

der Changemaker Endorsed by Kim Jong (Mentally) Il


The Ultimate Endorsement via Michelle Malkin.

This is like a game of Family Feud:

"100 people surveyed, Number 2, 3, and 4 answers are on the board - Hamas, Quaddafi, and Castro. Who is the biggest enemy of America to endorse Barack Obama for the Presidency of the United States?

"Uh...Kim Jong Il?"

"Survey says.."

*DING!*

"Number one answer!"

George Carlin, R.I.P.

I remember listening to George Carlin's comedy albums in junior high and high school. He and Richard Pryor were always my favorites. My high school art teacher actually let me play George Carlin in class, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. We would often listen to music during art class, which always caused a disagreement about what should be played. There were some who preferred classical, and some who wanted to play the Grateful Dead. George Carlin was a great common denominator.

Until he said: "Have you ever noticed that most women who are against abortion are women you wouldn't want to fuck in the first place?"

Oops.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nullus Obduco

Barack Obama, known here as der Changemaker, has co-opted the Presidential Seal. No, not the cute one that keeps George Bush entertained by balancing a beach ball on its nose for the occasional herring. The Symbol:


If you look closely, he has changed "e pluribus unum" to "vero possumus," which means "in truth we are able." I suppose that is the best latin translation he could find for "yes, we can."

Besides the wording and the booberry color, he has replaced the union shield with his own "Obama sunrise over amber waves of grain" symbol. (Note to Self: Referring to the color of a black man's fake presidential seal as "booberry" may lead to some accusations of racism.)

This reminds me of Hitler's ascendancy to power through the German National Socialist party. He started as a local rabble rouser, was taught how to present himself as a powerful figure, delivered charismatic speeches appealing to the "disenfranchised," preached "change" and national identity, and established his own new symbol for his rule. Hitler blamed the jews for Germany's problems, just as Obama says "white folks' greed runs a world in need." I do not suggest that Obama wants to throw greedy "white folks" into the ovens, but his association with those who preach black liberation theology does give me pause.

No, it is the socialism thing that bothers me the most. Obama is a socialist. He wants to change the United States into a socialist state. Look at his record, listen to is words, and read his statements. It is all there covered up in the flowery language of hope and change.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shudder to Think...

OSAMA BIN LADEN, et al., PETITIONERS

06-1225 v.

BARACK H. OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, et al.

on writs of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit
[June 12, 2008]

Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioners are aliens designated as enemy combatants and detained at the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There are others detained there, also aliens, who are not parties to this suit.

Petitioners present a question resolved by our earlier cases relating to the detention of aliens at Guantanamo: whether they have the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus, a privilege not to be withdrawn except in conformance with the Suspension Clause, Art. I, §9, cl. 2. We hold these petitioners do have the habeas corpus privilege. Congress has enacted a statute, the Bend Over Here It Comes Again Act of 2009 (BOHICA), 119 Stat. 2739, that provides immediate conference of constitutional rights on alien enemy combatants, including, but not limited to, IRS earned income credit and Veteran's Administration benefits. We hold that those procedures are not an adequate and effective substitute for citizenship. We do not address whether the President has authority to entertain these petitioners in the White House. Blah blah blah...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Government-Induced Pain at the Pump


I have to fill the Tahoe today.


I would like to thank (facetiously) all of the government officials, past and present, who have stood and still stand in the way of domestic petrol production.


I should also thank (facetiously) the members of the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and every other granola-crunching long haired maggot infested dope smoking frog licking hippie environmental wacko organization who have worked with tireless dedication to ruin our American way of life.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ultra Vires

For those of you who agree with the Supreme Court's usurpation of legislative and executive power, please read Justice Scalia's dissenting opinion. If you prefer the Cliffs Notes version, try NRO'sBench Memos.

I know how important precedent is to leftists. It enables an activist court to chip away at the constitution a little at a time. Precedent be damned. Was Dred Scott a good decision? The Court could have found that since free states existed in the Union at the time of the constitution, Scott was therefore a free man. They did not. That case was the ruling precedent for years. How about Plessy? Another misstep by the Court; a precedent until 1955.

Precedent lovers, take heed. From Justice Scalia's dissent:
What drives today's decision is neither the meaning of the Suspension Clause, nor the principles of our precedents, but rather an inflated notion of judicial supremacy. The Court says that if the extraterritorial applicability of the Suspension Clause turned on formal notions of sovereignty, "it would be possible for the political branches to govern without legal constraint" in areas beyond the sovereign territory of the United States. That cannot be, the Court says, because it is the duty of this Court to say what the law is. It would be difficult to imagine a more question-begging analysis.… Our power "to say what the law is" is circumscribed by the limits of our statutorily and constitutionally conferred jurisdiction. And that is precisely the question in these cases: whether the Constitution confers habeas jurisdiction on federal courts to decide petitioners' claims. It is both irrational and arrogant to say that the answer must be yes, because otherwise we would not be supreme. [Emphasis mine]

A reasonably educated person will come to the conclusion that the Court has overstepped its authority in this matter.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Something to Think About This November

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

– C.S. Lewis

Habeas Rights?

The Supremes, in flagrante dilecto, have stretched our constitution beyond what was intended by the framers to confer habeas corpus rights to illegal foreign combatants being held in the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. SCOTUSblog calls Justice Kennedy's majority opinion a "rhapsodic review of the history of the Great Writ," specifically his treatment of the Suspension clause:
The Suspension Clause, he wrote, “protects the rights of the detained by a means consistent with the essential design of the Constitution. It ensures that except during periods of formal suspension, the writ, to maintain the ‘delicate balance of governance’ that is itself the surest safeguard of liberty.”

Liberty for whom? The murderous thugs at Guantanamo (I do not mean the U.S. military, in case there is some confusion) are not subject to our laws. Our Supreme court is conferring rights where there should not be any. Mark Levin writes at NRO:
It has been the objective of the left-wing bar to fight aspects of this war in our courtrooms, where it knew it would have a decent chance at victory. So complete is the Court's disregard for the Constitution and even its own precedent now that anything is possible. And what was once considered inconceivable is now compelled by the Constitution, or so five justices have ruled. I fear for my country. I really do. And AP, among others, reports this story as a defeat for "the Bush administration." Really? I see it as a defeat for the nation.

The constitution is for the protection of the rights of American citizens. The preamble begins with "We the People of the United States," not "Whomever fashion dictates." This is activist judicial tyranny. As Mark Levin says, Why do the leftists hate my country?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Windfall Profits Tax


Michelle Malkin has the goods on this failure (of votes and intelligence) in the senate, including the roll call. See if your senators voted with the tyrants Warner and Webb.

Do I have to mention, once again, corporations do not pay taxes. They merely add the taxes in to the cost of doing business. Only individuals pay taxes. Duh.

Tomatoes

FDA Warns Consumers Nationwide Not to Eat Certain Types of Raw Red Tomatoes. Why is this not mentioned in the government warning? Stupid.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Poster for der Changemaker


Perhaps the Maximum Leader missed this one from Michelle Malikn? I would copy it here, but the little animated GIF thingy does not come through the copy process.


God forbid anyone assume I am an Obama worshipper. I mean supporter.

Friday, June 06, 2008

D-Day + 64 years


Today is the anniversary of one of the most pivotal days in the history of the world. Does anyone remember (or care) anymore?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Life Under der Changemaker: "Universal HealthCare"


An old woman has died after her cancer treatment was withdrawn. You see, she went outside the system, and paid for a drug to treat her cancer with her own money!

Ask anyone who has served in the military what their experience with health care was like - I can guarantee that the nearly unanimous answer will be that it is woefully inadequate, antiquated, and inefficient. The military is essentialy a socialist system. That's socialized medicine, folks.
Imposing liberal socialism, diminishing the power of the U.S., out-of-control social spending, "alternative" and "renewable" energy - Obama sounds more and moe like Jimmy Carter every day.

Change, hope, change, hope, universal sparkling water, change, hope, gerbil infestation relief, change, hope, rectum bleaching, change, hope, free intelligence quotient reduction, change, hope, SRO hotels for the homeless, change, hope, soul-fixing, change, hope, state controlled thermostats and electric meters, change, hope, a free bowl of rice in lieu of a steak dinner, change, hope, a beer can with roller skate wheels in lieu of your S.U.V., change, hope, trans-gender restroom mandates, change, hope. I could go on...

Indoctrination Center Ahead


Michelle Malkin » A public school field trip…to the local illegal alien day labor center

One of the myriad reasons we have chosen to homeschool our sons. Too bad they can't participate in the Subway essay contest.
Be sure to scroll down in the last link to see an example of the ignorant attitude common in the non-homeschooling world.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Hoisted by Their Own Petard

This is an excellent example of the ridiculous notion that everyone, in the eyes of the God of Multiculturalism, is created equally special. Some are just a little more equally special than others:

Oh, the irony.