Thursday, January 29, 2009

Congressman Tom Perriello, D-VA: TYRANT.

Congressman Tom Perriello, who recently defeated incumbent Republican Virgil Goode, has thrown in with the socialist Democrat Party Bloc in the House of Representatives to vote against liberty.

Consider the following from Mr. Perriello: "The vast majority of this bill goes directly to tax relief and support to our state and local governments without any federal earmarks." This bill is loaded with earmarks for everything from condoms to condors. Another gem: "Where before we saw the federal government trying to control everything, this time we see an unprecedented partnership with state and local officials to get this economy turned around." If the federal government is not making earmarks or directing the spending, how is there any sense of partnership with the states? I submit that this bill is the opposite from Mr. Periello's representation: It is a power grab by the federal government, from the People and the Several States. Here is the closing paragraph from his press statement:


Perriello and his staff have met with all 5th District county administrators and city managers, as well as many mayors and members of Boards of Supervisors, to get their “wish lists” of projects to be funded. He will be working closely with Gov. Kaine’s office to ensure the 5th District gets strong representation in state funding decisions.

Let's spread the graft around to our leftist buddies! To be sure, Republicans have been dirty, just not at the expense of freedom. Perriello now shows the leftist stripe I knew was always there.

Thankfully, there was not one Republican vote in favor of H.1; eleven brave Democrats defected and voted against as well. Dear Leader President Obama, the Unifier, has unified something at last: Opposition to his dream of a socialist utopia. Bi-partisan opposition, at that!

I predict Mr. Perriello's term in office will be brief.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guantanamo

Now that President Obama will close the Guantanamo detention facility within the year, where will we send captured walrus terrorists ? Sea World?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Left's Obsession with Race

Hasn't the election and inauguration of President Obama cut the Gordian knot of race?

Last night, AP Radio News began their 6 p.m. (eastern) news reading with "Darkness has descended on Washington, D.C...." I cringed. While the comment is most assuredly not a racial slur on the A.P.'s part, I could not help recall a parallel with the episode of "Chappelle's Show" in which Rick James refers to Charlie and Eddie Murphy as the "Darkness Brothers." James sees the two entering the room and announces, "Darkness! Darkness is descending, y'all!" After listening to the A.P., I felt like I had "UNITY" in reverse across my forehead.

The CBC-1 program "As It Happens", after playing an interview with someone decrying the notion of American exceptionalism, played an arrangement of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," by The Band. Why would they choose this song as a bump? Not something I would think to use unless I was a vindictive leftist radio producer, fearful of how others perceive my white race, trying to find a subtle method to stick it to the evil republican/conservative crackers. I know this is a Canadian program, but it illustrates the leftist's unhealthy and overblown concern with race.

Let's take Tom Brokaw, for instance. On the "Morning Joe" show:

JOE SCARBOROUGH: As I was explaining to my wife, as my conservative brethren continued to beat me up, 'Why do you say, you know -- this guy is not going to be a leftist, how do you know he will not?' -- I said because of the people he is surrounds himself with. They are steady people. They are professional. A lot of ugliness you have seen in White Houses over the past 16 years, absent with this group.


BROKAW: Comfortable in his own skin, to use that phrase, he had the self-confidence. It was not overbearing and could laugh at himself easily. He could hammer him and criticalof [sic] a quote. At one point he burst out laughing, I was in the middle of reading back one of these things. "Some people said nice things about me as well.

Listen, I just want to say one thing. Having been in the South in the '60s and Los Angeles, in Watts and northern urban areas, when we were evolving as a country, I'm thinking of all the bigots and rednecks and people I met along the way. I'm saying to them, "Take this." You know?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I like that thought. I think you might be right.

Unless you are a leftist, being white means "racist" in liberalspeak. I believe that his election was, in a significant part, the result of white guilt. There are people in this country who are so concerned about the percepton of their character by others that they will go to extraordinary extremes to avoid being viewed as a racist. To include taking leave of their better political judgement to vote for someone based purley on the color of his skin. I don't care what color his skin is. I oppose him because he is a committed and admitted socialist.

It is the view of the leftist to see "people of color" as pathetic and helpless. It is the view of the conserative to see the man, as a man, able to look out for his own interests, and entitled to the freedom which derives fom God.

By the way, Mr. Obama is not technically the first black president. That distinction belongs to Condoleezza Rice. Sort of.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More Magic Vagina

Obama Shot Wad in November - Notes on the Inauguration

I have seen more energy at a funeral. And in a way, that is what President Obama's inauguration represents. The inauguration of socialism begins the death of liberty. Obama's speech sounded much like his campaign rhetoric. There was no inspiring moment, only the promise of hard work in hard times. Never mind that the situation was the virtual single-handed work of expanding government.

The whole event seemed to be an anti-climax.

The poem was another disjointed, nearly incomprehensible mish-mash amalgamation of something or other with a "boom-box" tossed in for good measure. The poet, Elizabeth Alexander, has a magic vagina (via Michelle Malkin).

The musical arrangement only added to the deathly pallor.

The benediction, by Reverend Joseph Lowery, showed the racial double standard of the left (my italics):
“We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.
The crowd did not know how to respond to the various points one would expect in the speech. Or for the rest of the event, for that matter. Where were the sweaty, excited, enthusiastic people anticipating political coitus that we witnessed at Obama's acceptance speech?

Hope

I hope he fails.

Obama's success will mean the cancer already rampant in our federal government will be given a chance to metastasize, insinuating itself into every part of our day-to-day lives. More regulations, taxes, whole bureaucracies.

Success for the Obama administration will be mortgaged on the backs of what Washington called "the millions yet to be born." Our children's children. We shall be stealing from them.

I want to leave my children with the freedoms enjoyed by our Founding Fathers, not the tyranny of ever-stronger and ever-larger government.

What is wrong with limited government, personal responsibility, individual liberty, strong defense, and low taxes?

I hope he fails.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Black Hearted Glee!

You won't have George Bush to kick around any more...

That being said, I recently re-read an old post regarding the future presidency of Barry Obama by the Maximum Leader. The whole thing is worth a review, but here are the naughty bits:

You see… What is making your Maximum Leader so happy is that he will get tremendous joy when reality sets in and the dreams and aspirations of countless millions of his countrymen will be inevitably crushed. Crushed like bones through a grinder. Dreams ground down into a bitter powder and then swallowed without the benefit of water.

Oh yes… It will be glorious.


*snicker* The Maximum Leader paints such a picture!

So let us say that Barack Obama becomes President. Over the first term (and who knows – perhaps two terms) of his presidency he becomes more and more ordinary. He becomes less transformative and more lackluster. He tries to fight the system, but the system eats people who try to fight it. The system hates hopefulness and it crushes your spirit to carry on. Slowly, oh so slowly, Barack Obama’s reality stops conforming to his rhetoric. And slowly, oh so slowly, the seeds of dreams he’s planting in the hearts and minds of so many become choked by the weeds of reality. The dream slowly dies and the youthful optimism that grew along with it dies just as surely.

And your Maximum Leader will laugh and laugh and laugh as it happens.


I shall be laughing also. Why not?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Just thought I would get some laughter in early. JOY!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Death to Hamas

I occasionally listen to "Sirius Left" on the weekends; it is a channel populated with so-called "progressive" talk programs. Hosts include Thom Hartman, Lynne Samuels, Ed Schultz, and Dave Marsh.

Dave Marsh, a former music writer for Rolling Stone, has a program euphemistically titled "Live from the Land of Hope and Dreams." During yesterday's program, Marsh continually excused the behavior of the Iran-sponsored Palestinian terror group, Hamas. To wit: The Palestinians are oppressed by Israel, and continued "illegal" presence in the occupied territories has pressured the Palestinians to retaliate with "home-made" rockets, which is justified because Israel is trying to starve out and murder the Palestinians.

Mr. Marsh forgets that Gaza and the west bank were territories that Israel won control of through defensive warfare. Now, instead of neighboring governments taking pot shots at Israel, people in the "occupied territories," sponsored by Iran, are sucker-punching Israel in an attempt to provoke the very response that Israel is now givng them. They want their people to be killed by Israel because of their warped sense of purpose. And their willing accomplicies, the useful idiots of the mainstrem media, are all too happy to go along with them. John at Powerline Blog has written on just this subject. From the post's introduction:
It is commonly said that by storing weapons in mosques and firing rockets and mortars from residential areas and school yards, Hamas is using human shields in Gaza, a war crime. But the truth is really worse than that. Hamas doesn't endanger civilians in hopes that it will deter retaliation; it does so in the hope and expectation that civilians will be killed and wounded.

This tactic is part of a larger strategy to create tragedy and disaster, which the Palestinians have developed into something akin to an industrial process. They build tunnels, but they do not build bomb shelters. They do not, apparently, suspend classes in schools in the midst of bombardments. And Hamas, with the tolerance if not approval of most Gazans, uses schoolyards as launching zones for rockets and mortars. Think about it: is there anything about a schoolyard that makes it a particularly desirable place from which to fire ordnance? No. Hamas uses schools (and mosques, and residential areas generally) in this way in the hope that civilians, especially children, will be killed.

News service photographers play a key role in the production of civilian casualties. If the casualties were not documented in graphic fashion, they would not be an effective tool to stir up hatred against Israel and sympathy for the hapless Palestinians. Accordingly, the job of the news photographer is to be on the spot when tragedy strikes so that, within days if not hours, the images of Palestinian suffering thus captured can be reproduced on placards in anti-Israel rallies around the world.

Please read the whole article, but be warned: There are graphic images of "victims."

The dum-dum rockets which Hamas are using are better, but not much better, than home-made "beer can" rockets, as Mr. Marsh glibly called them. They use Qassam and Katyusha rockets, in addition to mortars. Hamas launches these things indiscriminately, and without guidance, into populated areas in order to terrorize Israelis. When Israel retaliates, they are very careful in selecting targets and executing their plans in order to minimize non-combatant casualties. Not long ago, Israel warned the owner of a building which was being used as a launch site by Hamas that an attack was imminent. Instead of complying and evacuating the building, he called Hamas. Hamas sent women carrying babies to the roof of the building.

Nothing more needs to be said.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Bad News for Smallholder?

As semi-regular readers of this blog will recall, my good friend and neighbor, the humble manure-splattered Smallholder, owns and operates a small farm. His pastured animals produce meat and eggs far superior to anything one may find in even the finest grocery store or butcher shop.

So it is with some annoyance, but no surprise, that I read that the EPA will likely push for a "cow fart tax." Jeff Poor at the Business and Media Institute writes the dairy cow per head tax could be $175; beef cattle could be taxed at $87.50 per head. There will be taxes on other animals, but cattle are the major culprits as far as the eco-nazis are concerned.

The greenie weenies say that speculation of a possible future tax is premature. Not so, says a Farm Bureau spokesman:
But Rick Krause, senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau, warned it’s certainly feasible – especially based on the rhetoric of President-elect Barack Obama and the use of the EPA to combat global warming. Such action by an Obama administration would take an act of Congress for livestock to be exempt.

“The new president has been on record as saying that he really supports regulating greenhouse gases out of the Clean Air Act,” Krause said to the Business & Media Institute. “So, we really have to keep an eye on it. Legislation would really be the only way to exempt it at this point – the cow tax.”

Krause said it is difficult to quantify the cost that might be passed directly to the consumer by farmers from the legislation, but predicted it would mean higher costs for dairy production.

All because of the fuzzy science of GlobalClimateChange that allows the EPA to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant. I am loath to remind you, dear reader, but CO2 is a by-product of breathing. All animals make CO2, and plants use CO2 to create food for their own growth by photosynthesis. This is grade school stuff that even my six-year-old son understands.

But wait, you say. Is this not just paranoia? Read a little more from the article. Jeff Poor quotes a statement from the Department of Agriculture:
“If GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions from agricultural sources are regulated under the CAA, numerous farming operations that currently are not subject to the costly and time-consuming Title V permitting process would, for the first time, become covered entities. Even very small agricultural operations would meet a 100-tons-per-year emissions threshold. For example, dairy facilities with over 25 cows, beef cattle operations of over 50 cattle, swine operations with over 200 hogs, and farms with over 500 acres of corn may need to get a Title V permit. It is neither efficient nor practical to require permitting and reporting of GHG emissions from farms of this size. Excluding only the 200,000 largest commercial farms, our agricultural landscape is comprised of 1.9 million farms with an average value of production of $25,589 on 271 acres. These operations simply could not bear the regulatory compliance costs that would be involved.”

Who will stand in the way of the regulators when the threshold becomes 25 heads of cattle? Or 10? Or 1? The big boys would like nothing better than to put small-scale local farmers out of business.

Smallholder, we may not see eye to eye on many issues, but I got your back on this one.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Iraq War Ends In Time for Coronation


What if they ended a war and nobody noticed? The Washington Post reports the war in Iraq has ended, after a fashion:

For anyone returning to Baghdad after spending time here during its darkest days two years ago, when it was paralyzed by sectarian hatred and overrun by gunmen sowing despair, the conclusion seemed inescapable.


"The war has ended," said Heidar al-Abboudi, a street merchant.


The war in Iraq is indeed over, at least the conflict as it was understood during its first five years: insurgency, communal cleansing, gangland turf battles and an anarchic, often futile quest to survive.


According to the Post, even with the war over, life still sucks in Iraq:
Baghdad feels much as southern Lebanon did after an asymmetrical war there in 2006, between Israel and Hezbollah, the Shiite Muslim movement that fought Israel to a draw. Survivors rose from the rubble of their homes, offices and stores with the satisfied smile of survival -- in war, its own victory. Then they beheld the destruction the fighting had wrought around them. Their faces turned grim as they realized the task at hand.

Would living under a ruthless, murdering bastard of a dictator like Saddam be favorable to a chance, however small, to life as a free people?

Luckily for Obama, this war is over. He has George Bush and General Petraeus to thank for removing the problem from his administration's responsibility. Hopefully, He will handle the mop-up and withdrawal with the same ease that brought Him to the presidency.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Riding Geryon


Into the Malebolge goes everyone involved in BlogoGate, possibly even Dear Leader Himself.