Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obama Gun Ban

Attorney General Eric "The Coward" Holder wants to reimpose the failed, hated, and despised Clinton Gun Ban.

In an attemt to demonstrate a complete lack of understanding of the issue, Holder has said something even more stupid than his comments on race relations (emphasis added): "I think it will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." What a maroon.

John Lott has a good piece over at Fox Forum.

Here are some common-sense laws which may appeal to the Obama administration: Outlaw cars that go over 65 m.p.h. Ban high-fat foods and impose calorie restrictions on all citizens. Make cigarettes and alcohol illegal. Why not? These things are bad, and they kill people!

How is it possible that, in cities such as D.C. where guns are illegal, are people still killed with guns? These places have more crime because the law-abiding citizen is disarmed.

During the campaign, then-Senator Obama was asked about the second amendment. He responded in his typical long-winded-but-saying-nothing style that a hunter would have "nothing to fear" from an Obama administration. Let me take this opportunity to instruct the President, who is a knucklehead when it comes to the Constitution. The second amendment has not one thing to do with hunting. It has everything to do with preventing tyranny.

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote "[t]hat whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government..." If our arms are taken from us, what shall be left for us to alter or abolish with? Spitballs?

I am sure I shall be painted as a paranoid. But freedom is seldom lost all at once. If it is to succeed, tyranny must be an incremental process. First "assault weapons." Then, all semi-autos. Then, all large calibers. Then, all handguns. Then, all firearms not designated "sporting arms," to be kept in a government arsenal. Then all remaining guns surrendered to the government arsenal. While all this is going on, ammunition is taxed into unaffordability, either directly or through materials used in manufacturing. Then ALL guns, now illegal, are gone forever.

We have seen the contempt of the left for regular Americans in the passage of the Succubus bill. Our cries of restraint were ignored wholesale by Obama and his congressional lackeys. They want us disarmed, so that the takeover can begin in earnest, and tyranny can reign in full.

An honest government has nothing to fear from an armed citizen. An armed citizen has everything to fear from a government who would disarm him.

Signs of Communist Takeover

Tax on Beer!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pestilence!

Everyone at our humble home has been assaulted by whatever strange bug one of us has picked up. Fever, aches, cough, and general lack of energy have been the norm for nearly a week.

I have never felt like a zombie before.

I have been fever-free now for two days, and I pray for a clean break from this nasty bug.


By the by, President Obama gets, as usual, an A for delivery, and an F for content. Governor Jindal, C and A, respectively.

I was waiting for Nancy Pelosi's arms to break off at the elbows. With all the wild flailing, she nearly knocked herself out a few times. Biden looked like he needed a buzzer in his chair to rem ind him to stand at the applause lines.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Entitlement Mentality, Part II: Biting the ATM That Feeds You

New applications for unemployment insurance payments are down, but the number of continuing claims is at an all-time high.

There are now news stories going around about complaints of payments made through ATM card issued by a bank contractor. There are the usual screams about banks overcharging for fees; specifically the punative fee if one were to make more than 3 "out-of-network" withdrawls.

Banks participating in the program are providing a service. Rightly, thy expect to get paid for the service. At least the unemployed do not wave to wait in line to recieve, and then wait in another line to cash, their checks.

Oh, the humanity!!! What a fake story.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Entitlement Mentality

I am reminded of one of Grandpa's favorite axioms (actually Milton Friedman said it first, but Grandpa knew his shit from his shinola): There is no free lunch.

This concept came from the "free lunch" table offered by many bars, provided one bought a drink. From an old New York Times story about the resurgence of the "free lunch":
"Before Prohibition, people were constantly trying to restrict alcohol,” said Jef Klein, author of “The History and Stories of the Best Bars of New York.” “A big complaint about bars was that guys would drink on an empty stomach. Free lunch offers popped up everywhere — you had to buy the drink to get the lunch.” Hence the phrase “No such thing as a free lunch.”

In the end, someone always pays.

It's X-mas All Year Long!

The old saw about insanity: Doing the same thing over and over with the expectation of different results.

This is exactly what is going on with just one facet of the multi-multi-faceted Succubus. Big Brother Barry is going to give people who are in default - on home loans they could not afford in the first place - a new government-guaranteed loan at a lower rate.

Uh, Mr. President? Did we not already do this a few years ago with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with disastrous results?

I am sickened by the entitlement mentality on blatant display during the President's recent campaign tour promoting the Succubus. "I want a new kitchen!" "I want more benefits!" "I want a new car!" "I want the pony I never got for my 10th birthday!"

The Succubus has laid a debt on the heads of our children and grandchildren which they will never be able to repay. But the left does not care. Those in power want more power, no matter the cost. The useful idiots have given it to them.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Eulogy for the Greenback Economy

As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

-Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chucky Schmucky's Gross Misunderestimation



The American people are waiting for their "porky," Senator. Think you can work up a little spit?

Monday, February 09, 2009

Thank You, U.S. Senate

In this scene, the part of Leon will be played by the Stimulus Bill. Deckard will be played by the U.S. Economy.


Wake up! Time to die.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sensemilla - Smoking Swimmer

There is an alleged picture of Michael Phelps allegedly smoking a bong, allegedly containing marijuana. At least that is how I would put it, were I an attorney representing Phelps. And it appears he will need representation - Yahoo reports that charges may be filed against Phelps:

A spokesman for Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who is known for his tough stance on drugs, said Tuesday the department was investigating.

"Our narcotics division is reviewing the information that we have, and they're investigating what charges, if any, will be filed," said Lt. Chris Cowan, a spokesman for agency.

...

"The bottom line is, if he broke the law, and he did it in Richland County, he's going to be charged," Cowan said. "And there's no difference between Michael Phelps and several other people that we arrest for the same type of a charge everyday."


Based on what evidence? A regrettable photo which could be any 23-year-old dark hared Caucasian male in a rear 3/4 view? Phelps' public statements and apology?

Yes, in the eyes of the law there is no difference between Phelps and any other person who may have been in a picture smoking a bong. But Phelps is a celebrity, an Olympian, and a role model for children. "Cowboy" sheriffs love to go after anyone in the public eye if it will help feather their nest.

Phelps has apologized publicly for the incident. We should let it go at that, and use it as a teachable moment for our children.