Monday, March 31, 2008

Daily's-March 31st, 2008

Today in USA History
In 1933, Congress approved, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed, the Emergency Conservation Work Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps.—or as I like to call it- creeping government power and another step toward socialism for the USA with the New Deal.

A lot of people are disenfranchised," he said. "The system has been hijacked. There no longer is a commitment to the U.S. Constitution.”

Food Stamp recipients increase

Is Lieberman in the works of suggesting a R prez/D Veep ticket ??

Protesting- Done Right!!!

Thoughts about the election

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Daily's-March 29th, 2008

Today in USA (and Vietnam) History-
On March 29, 1973, the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.
Let’s not make the same mistake with the Iraq and Afghan War.

“….the new plan would give major new powers to the Federal Reserve.” It doesn’t say that in My Constitution!

The Power starts with the people on a local government scale - Crack down on II

This will happen a lot more if Universal Health Care is provided .

Gubment regulations continue and continue.

Thought on Beating Hollyweird

Picking PC over the dying starving childern.....? Makes no sense....

psssttt…. Here’s a clue “War is War!!!” It should be fought like one – keep PC and the Lawyers out!- Charges Dropped Against Marine Accused of Haditha Killings

Fitna Available!!!

The hot Pam Gellar at Atlas Shrugs has the Movie Fitna available!! and a round of other places it is also available- I just love the internet- so long as it is not regulated....

Friday, March 28, 2008


Geert Wilder's Film "Fitna" has been taken off of Live Leak due to death threats- see for yourself
This from the peaceful loving religion of Islam.
And ABC News has a fluff piece with a headline stating “Uproar Over Anti-Islam Film Falls Flat”. The story is written by a muslim and has an interview with a muslim – kind of like asking the Guilty Devil his side of the story .....

Daily's- March 28th, 2008

Today in USA History
Going way way back to 2000 .....
Supreme Court rules unanimously that an anonymous tip does not justify a stop-and-frisk action against a person.

Well duh… dummies-Court to Reconsider California Home-Schooling Ban

See the Geert Wilders Film, Fitna, before the most offensive and offended group demands it be banned.

The United States of America and the 1st Amendment at it’s worst–check the protestors out over at Zombietime. Huge collection of pics. Petition the gubment for a hunting season of hippies.

Friday Funny
Or rather Friday horror- “What if the Trekkies had Won?”

Glenn Beck talks about the latest Social Insecurity and Medicare fiascoe.

10 More of the Greatest Pieces of Conservative Wisdom from John Hawkins at TownHall

Intresting --Is Suppressing Scientific Research Sinful? From Reason

Speaking of reason, the only voice of reason from a popular TV show was eliminated earlier this week- too bad his feet weren’t as eloquent as his thoughts.

4th Amen Violation?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Census - What does it really cost?

Thanks Pirate!

I really like this quote from the Census article -- "The reality is, we have to do the census, we have to do it well it and Congress will need to fund it," I did a quick look at what the census has cost over the past few cycles. Based on data collected in a GAO report, the Census costs seem to double every cycle.

1990 - $3.3B
2000 - $6.5B
2010 - $11B

How does that work out? The population is projected to increase by about 24% by 2010 from the 1990 number. However, the census costs have increased by 233%.

Where does the money go????


Today in USA History
In 1804, the Louisiana Purchase was divided into the Territory of Orleans and the District of Louisiana.

Big Differences in these floods and New Orleans Katrina floods- the victims- or those that fight from being a victim “ 100 volunteers held back the flow by building sandbag barriers.”

How much for a consensus You know a headcount? 11Billion- with a B

If you have time-lots and lots- read the article- in light of the the Supreme Court's opinion in Medellin v. Texas. -(Abstract of the Abstract
= “……courts will end up enforcing international legal rules that are likely to be systematically inferior to the domestic rules they displace.” )

The arrogance of the ruling elite

Entitlements Entitlements Entitlements all for the “general welfare” as our Founders put it. Entitlements are not general- they are specific. The taxes that create these entitlements are general- general to those that work and pay taxes.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

US toll in Iraq reaches 4000

For my libertarian readers:

I wish to discuss an issue that has become a divisive topic in the United States. Over the weekend, our nation mourned the lost of Soldier #4,000. It is a sad day for our nation at any time a citizen is lost. I have said from the beginning, and I will repeat it again, our nation should not be in Iraq.

I agree with the statement by a DoD spokesman following the release of this story, "No casualty is more or less significant than another; each soldier, marine, airman and sailor is equally precious and their loss equally tragic." I hope that our nation recognizes our fault and begins to pay greater respect to those who have been lost. Why is it that when President Ford died, all flags were hung at half-mast, yet, when a soldier dies, there is nothing more than an update of the statistics?

I disagree with Senator McCain, that our policy should remain the same until we can stabilize Iraq. In my opinion, it is time to leave. It is time to discuss foreign policy in the United States. It is time to discuss whether or not our country should pursue interventionist vs. non-interventionist policies. It is time to discuss, what will benefit our nation? A $1 trillion war or a promotion of realpolitik.

Where is the Mr. Kissinger who said, "America doesn't have friends, America only has interests"? What is in our interest in Iraq? Oil? Al Qaeda? Well, oil exports have been weak and Bin Laden is still alive.

New York governor admits drug use

Are we requiring too much from our elected representatives? What's next? Based on the latest Vegas odds:

Sweat Shop Owner 3-2
Male Escort 4-1
Red Sox Fan 10-1

As you can see from my other posts, I am a bit obsesssed with the concept of 'privacy'. Yes, the Spitzer issue was fundamentally an issue between himself and his spouse. But, with Governor Spitzer, we need to take exception. The old "pot calling the kettle black" issue was his downfall.

Regardless, short of a decision to betray his constitutional post, Governor Paterson and his constituents should keep things quiet.

Barney Frank Calls For Decriminalizing Small Amounts Of Marijuana

Ok, in an effort to promote full disclosure, I need to state that Representative Frank and I disagree on a few items. Regardless, I like his catchy title -- 'Make Room for Serious Criminals' bill.

I guess, for me, it comes down to personal choice. It is like the decision not to wear a seat belt. Who does it harm?

Daily's- March the 25th, 2008

Today in Pre USA History-In 1634, English colonists sent by Lord Baltimore arrived in present-day Maryland.

The Privileged Press

Government incompetence at work

Reason for 2nd Admend

Monday, March 24, 2008

Daily's- March the 24th, 2008

Today in USA History
When entertainers were proud and grateful of the country they lived in….
Rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley joined the U.S. army for two years.

Popular TV show takes a left turn and gets cancelled again for good (we think)- interesting- read the comments

“We're not depending on any authority.” Citizens say when it comes to natural disasters- look at Katrina. This is what is like to be an American- frontier can do attitude- no reliance on the nanny state so many people have come to expect.

A politician that has his head in the right place- “Legalize It!” as Peter Tosh would say…er sing rather

Protesting done right

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The company we keep??

Ran across this story at ABC: Basically throw Imus under the bus, but stay friends with the real racist. This is a little step back in time, but basically the big O was quite emphatic that he would not tolerate any remarks that were offensive to any group of people that came from any person that works for him. I guess that it's a good thing that the good Reverend is not on O's payroll or he'd be looking in the classifieds..yeah right. Of course I don't think that he would have to look for long, I'm sure that the Nation of Islam, or even Libya could find something for him to do.
By the way, I just heard that the church where Rev. Wright spouts racist, anti-American vitriol, (you know, the scriptures?) had an interesting topic for the Easter sermon today. It was not delivered by Rev. Wright, but the topic was how to survive a public lynching! I'm not big on religion, but I have read the Bible from cover to cover. Old Testament and New Testament. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation. And funny thing is I don't remember reading any passages about Goddamn America, or rich white people keeping blacks down. Maybe that was in the Apocrypha, I haven't gotten around to that yet.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Now I know what to do when I get a check in my mailbox!

As an update to an earlier post that I made about the IRS' shrewd decision to send a letter to everyone informing us of the "Economic Stimulus Plan", I would like to say that I have received my letter!! Thank you IRS for this information, and to think that it only cost the taxpayers 42 million dollars. Money well spent, congratulations. We are thankful.

Daily’s –March the 22nd, 2008

Today in USA History- March 22, 1765
Stamp Act imposed on American colonies

No freedom of Speech for some around the world

What Living with a gun enables self defense is like ....
And what not living, and dying, with gun control would be like ....

Saturday Silly
If Dogs Ruled the World- From Fark Fhotoshop

Reflections on Mamet’s Brain Dead Liberal piece from a few days ago

Friday, March 21, 2008

Daily's-March 21st,2008

Today in History
In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr., led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

“FBI's hyperlink-enticement technique are sweeping” up criminals left and right and possibly non criminals

10 Of The Greatest Pieces Of Conservative Wisdom

Market Myths

Gubment schools is meant to create Loyalty to the State

Screwed up on Kelo, let’s hope they get Heller right

Like Bush, the GOP is a PR disaster

Friday Funny

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Daily's-March 20th,2008

English is apparently OK , as is freedom of speech

Thank God we don’t live under Islamic Law, there would be no Freedom of speech ….
Released on the Fifth Anniversary to the Invasion of Iraq- me thinks this is an old tape, as there is not mention of that

Freedom of Speech in America-wish there was open season on Hippies in America, no limit

Pop Culture

Would Higher Wages at Wal-Mart Really Help?

I call Bullshit- Harvard Study: Nice Guys Finish First I’ve been nice my whole live and have gotten laid …twice…ok, ok allright damnit ..once it was a blow up doll. This Study is just a Liberal school telling everyone to “play nice” Bulshit Bullhit Bullshit

Felony Charges for Killing a pet goose? A little excessive?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Libertarian?? What's that?

Well, I thought that I just might enlighten you:

Are Libertarians liberal or conservative?

Libertarians are neither. Unlike liberals or conservatives, Libertarians advocate a high degree of both personal and economic liberty. For example, Libertarians advocate freedom in economic matters, so we're in favor of lowering taxes, slashing bureaucratic regulation of business, and charitable -- rather than government -- welfare. But Libertarians are also socially tolerant. We won't demand laws or restrictions on other people who we may not agree because of personal actions or lifestyles.

Think of us as a group of people with a "live and let live" mentality and a balanced checkbook.

In a sense, Libertarians “borrow” from both sides to come up with a logical and consistent whole -- but without the exceptions and broken promises of Republican and Democratic politicians. That's why we call ourselves the Party of Principle.

Enumerated Powers Act - Update

The "Enumerated Powers Act" would force Congress to site its Constitutional authority for every law is passes.

If your representative is in the list of co-sponsors beneath my signature, you can use your personal comments to thank him or her for supporting this bill, and encourage your Senators, who will also receive the message, to follow your representative's lead.

You can send your message here.

Here is the updated list of co-sponsors for the "Enumerated Powers Act."

Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] - 3/6/2007
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] - 12/5/2007
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 3/6/2007
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 3/5/2008
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 3/6/2007
Rep Boozman, John [AR-3] - 4/24/2007
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] - 2/13/2008
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 3/6/2007
Rep Cannon, Chris [UT-3] - 2/25/2008
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 3/6/2007
Rep Cubin, Barbara - 3/5/2008
Rep Davis, David [TN-1] - 3/27/2007
Rep Doolittle, John T. [CA-4] - 3/5/2008
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 3/7/2007
Rep Feeney, Tom [FL-24] - 4/24/2007
Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] - 3/6/2007
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] - 3/6/2007
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] - 3/14/2007
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] - 3/6/2007
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] - 3/6/2007
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] - 3/6/2007
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 9/7/2007
Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] - 8/1/2007
Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] - 12/12/2007
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] - 3/6/2007
Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] - 12/4/2007
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] - 12/4/2007
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] - 12/12/2007
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] - 3/6/2007
Rep Mack, Connie [FL-14] - 12/12/2007
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] - 3/6/2007
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 3/6/2007
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] - 3/6/2007
Rep Musgrave, Marilyn N. [CO-4] - 12/12/2007
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] - 3/6/2007
Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] - 3/6/2007
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 10/25/2007
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] - 3/12/2007
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] - 3/5/2008
Rep Sali, Bill [ID-1] - 12/5/2007
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] - 5/23/2007
Rep Walberg, Timothy [MI-7] - 3/9/2007
Rep Weldon, Dave [FL-15] - 5/1/2007
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] - 3/6/2007

Daily's-March 19th,2008

Freedom of Press allows for freedom of thought and freedom of political leanings. This is an example of such political leanings with that free press

More media will in our Free Press

And even more media bias in a game Called Guess What Political Party

Possible victory on the horizon for the 2nd
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: If you're right, Mr. Dellinger, it's certainly an odd way in the Second Amendment to phrase the operative provision. If it is limited to State militias, why would they say "the right of the people?" In other words, why wouldn't they say "state militias have the right to keep arms?"MR. DELLINGER: Mr. Chief Justice, [insert prerequisite DUH!!!! here] I believe that the phrase "the people" and the phrase "the militia" were really in -- in sync with each other. You will see references in the debates of, the Federalist Farmer uses the phrase "the people are the militia, the militia are the people."CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: But if that's right, doesn't that cut against you? If the militia included all the people, doesn't the preamble that you rely on not really restrict the right much at all? It includes all the people

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rebuttal to a Fair Tax Critic

“The reason the FairTax people use the inclusive rate of 23% is that it replaces an inclusive tax rate. Currently, income tax is scored as an inclusive tax rate. For example, the 25% tax bracket implies that 25% of gross earnings is tax, leaving the wage earner with 75%. The FairTax people simply want to be consistent in the manner in which the two systems are portrayed. If you inclusively look at your income tax as a percentage of gross earnings, then let’s also look at the FairTax as a percentage of gross spending. Hence the $30 is 23% of the gross amount spent.”

Adakin Valorem” offers a point-by-point rebuttal of Max Sawicky’s criticism of the proposed tax.

Drop that Bong - Lesson One

I believe that we have no right to use force, directly or indirectly, to prevent a fellow man from committing suicide, let alone from drinking alcohol or taking drugs.

Thanks to Why Me for the heads up on the Colbert Report story. Earlier in the day, I was flipping through my new copy of Reason and came across an advertisement for a recently commissioned Zogby poll. The question was posed to 1,028 people. They were asked whether they'd be likely to use "hard drugs such as heroin or cocaine" if those substances were legal. The results were not surprising:

Ninety-ninety percent of respondents answered, "No." Only 0.6 percent said "Yes." The remaining 0.4 percent weren't sure.

Here is a position that where my colleagues Why Me and Pirate Eddie will often disagree with me. Regardless, this is an issue that often is never discussed with reason. The belief has often been preached that upon legalization, everyone will be running to their local CVS to stock up on mid-grade opiates. Yes, there are those who have already gotten in their cars. However, most people, as the poll suggests, will consider their environment and choose a reasoned approach.

Daily's-March 18th,2008

Today is the day the DC Gun Ban Case gets to the High Court to Be heard- we shall see...........

From Cato institute –Court Preview of DC Gun Ban
All the other Rights on the Bill are-why wouldn’t this be an individual right?

Today in History:
The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act in 1766.

It’s not the courts place, - let the markets and parental control decide what is proper and what is not

Gubment schools embarrassing students- making them go to the bathroom in the most unlikely places

An example of our freedom of speech, but I still got to call ‘em Damn Hipppies

More global warming- oh wait…- it’s 85 years late

How to order a pizza…..if you must

Muslim leaders want to curb 'Islamophobia'-Here’s an Idea- stop killing!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Read my lips, no new nations!

According to a story from the washington times the updated version of the U.S. Army's Field Manual on Operations ( ) now considers "stability operations" (chapter 9), which if you read this section it does sound like a fancied up wording for nation building, as a component of U.S. military operations. Hmm I seem to remember somebody saying that nation building is not what the U.S. was about, in fact I think that that someone was criticizing a certain husband of a current presidential hopeful from the Democrat party (I'll give a clue here, I'm not talking about Obama) about policies that had been invoked by this hopeful's husband, who just happened to be President at that time, in the Balkans which were considered to be nation building. Hmmm now who was this again??

"I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation-building. I think our troops ought to be used to fight and win war."—George W. Bush, October 11, 2000

Dailys-March 15th,2008

Guns keeping crime down

Why I believe the way I do – John Hawkins

Coming to America

The role of the All Mighty Federal government -power power Power POWER

DNC-Cracking up

Friday, March 14, 2008

Dailys-March 14th,2008

Freedom of Speech infringements from … Gubment Schools!!!

Gubment intervention in the mortgage non-crisis- wasn’t it at their urging that subprime mortgages were created. It’s called simple economics- you don’t need gubment guidance.

State House Candidate To Campaign From Iraq

DC Gun Ban …cont’d

Where is the outrage? Where is the mainstream coverage? ABC has this one tucked away. But alas.. it is a story detrimental to chosen one

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Daily's- March 13th, 2008

Gubment School wellness policy leads to suspension from school

Student/Gun Owner expelled/Rights Violated regardless of the 2nd Admen.

More Gubment schools dictating what the little kids can/canot wear

“Safe storage requirement makes it pretty hard to use any gun for self-defense, except maybe as a club.

Hollyweird part 1
Not anything political or constitutional, but ……..Hollywood Hypocrisy

Hollyweird Part 2
Somewhat related to the constitution and the knowledge of it- Foreign born actress gets US citizenship and is grateful …. It takes a bit of work to get something worthwhile. I helped an immigrant study for his test one time-it's more than you would think. This is the stuff they should teach in public schools.

Coming to America, not the Eddie Murphy Movie, but rather freedom of speech vrs freedom or relgion(ous toleracy)

The United States of America- no one is trying to leave

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Governator and saving the environment

The L.A. Times has reported on Governor Arnold Schwarzeneger's almost daily commute to work, and it is a tough one indeed. He travels all the way from Brentwood to Sacramento, a trip that measures about 75 miles, and takes around 3 hours. By plane. Oh excuse me, I meant by private jet. Aides to the Gov. say that he picks up the bill for this expense which is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and that's just going to go up (thank you OPEC). But what about the effects that this must have on the environment oh Terminator of green house gases? Shaquille O'Neal's shoes could not contain Arnold's carbon footprint. Of course, he does purchase carbon offsets, so that makes everything ok. He jets home at the end of the day, and someone somewhere plants a tree. Aaahh I can just hear Bob Denver in the background now. Oh wait a second, no I can't, he's dead. He crashed his plane. At least he had the decency to do so before all this carbon offset, carbon neutral, carbon footprint, global warming, glaciers are melting, polar bears are dying, Kyoto Treaty, give Al Gore a @#!*ing award BS took over the world. What is it with these Governor's lately? Ever hear the phrase live by the sword die by the sword?

Appropriators buck earmark ban

No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law --Article I, Section 9, Clause 7

An article published today in The Politico, Appropriators buck earmark ban, highlights the growing debate over earmarks in Congress. At first, I was just going to link my post back to the constitutional clause authorizing the expenditure of federal funds. But, I was sidetracked, and honestly, irritated when, I came across this quote:

“It doesn’t do anything for fiscal discipline,” said Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), who serves on the Appropriations Committee. “It’s a phantom idea. It’s one of those feel-good amendments that makes us feel like we’re doing the Lord’s work.”

The problem with Sen. Gregg, is that he (and others) has forgotten the intentions of the founding fathers. In a letter dated January 1, 1802, Thomas Jefferson outlined his understanding of the First Amendment in correspondence to the Danbury Baptist association. In the letter, Jefferson stated, "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state." In other words, doing the Lord's work should be left to your own time. I applaud of all of you that generously donate your time and money to charitable work. However, I firmly believe that charity is a function that should be left to private citizens, companies and organizations not the federal government.

Now -- back to my original intent. The Constitution affirmatively provides the legislative branch with the powers of the purse. What I propose is something of a litmus test for congressional earmarks. If a Senator or Representative can state that all 50 states can benefit from the expenditure of funds authorized by their respective earmarks, the spending should be considered. However, if the benefit of the spending is linked directly to a state, or in most cases, a finite number of individuals, the earmark should not be considered.

I have come to this conclusion because I feel that:
1. The government spends too much money on wasteful projects.
2. The citizens of the United States should benefit from the taxes that are paid.

In the US, the states have traditionally been the laboratories of innovation. The motivational enterprise of the individual states to succeed will likely push the states to fund their own projects in the absence of federal funds. For example, the controversy in California regarding whether or not the state has the right to implement its own environmental programs. The state of California has every right to implement their own programs funded by the citizens of California and not by the citizens of Nebraska. If California is correct and the experiment works, the state of California will benefit from their initiative. However, if they are wrong, the citizens have the right to vote their officials out of office. At this moment, I do not have the right to vote Senator Stevens out office when he proposes Alaskan earmarks. However, he has the right to spend my money.

Daily's-March 12th, 2008

Journalists, however, claim a special status: They argue that complying with subpoenas in ways that would identify their sources might make people less likely to confide in them in the future. There are two problems with this argument: The first is that the Constitution doesn't require it. The second is that we're all journalists now.

Coming soon: Cries of alternative energy, cries of crooked oil CEO, cries of taking the profits of the oil companies

If your going to get busted with prostitutes- do it with style and gumption as in six of them at once – as the Chief of Police in … Tehran? Yes! Tehran!

Geraldine Ferraro says it like it is :“I have to tell you that what I find is offensive is that every time somebody says something about the campaign, you're accused of being racist”

Florida Redo…..Who would pay for the election is still a critical and unanswered question

America is getting dumber- part in due to our gubment education system

Monday, March 10, 2008

Poll: Most Americans don't read political blogs

"Unlike traditional, mainstream media, blogs often adopt a specific point of view. Critics complain they can contain unchecked facts, are poorly edited and use unreliable sources."

I don't no wat thay are talking abbout. USA USA USA

Governor Spitzer should be kicked in the nuts.

This will be a short posting, as I don't want to tread on TMF's potential blogging on this subject since he is the New Yorker here (it's ok, not New York City). I was watching his press conference, and his wife in the background. Through all of this the dutiful wife by her husband's side after he has publicly been exposed as being involved with a Washington, D.C. prostitution ring. As I'm watching this, and his wife, I can't help but think why doesn't she kick this guy in the @%!$ing nuts!

Daily's-March10th, 2008

In line with TMF’s post of Surveillance Camera’s, but a bit more revealing ......

Imminent eminent domain or as I like to call it unreasonable forcibly taking of a citizens property.

Only two American Deaths in Iraq so far this month.. the surge is working.

Hastert’s seat goes to a Democrat
The Republicans need to take this as a wake up call!

Is this what the framers of the Constitution meant when they said to promote the “general welfare of the nation”? I don’t think so.

Common Sense- throwing the baby out with the bathwater

Putting Yale on the resume used to be positive, now with actions limiting free speech, it’s a negative

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Md. police officers ignore speed cameras

I took this off the Montgomery County, Maryland site:

Q: Isn't it an invasion of privacy for a speed camera to photograph my vehicle without my permission?

A: No. Individuals who are breaking the law are not entitled to privacy according to established court doctrine. Speed cameras only take photographs of vehicles whose drivers choose to violate traffic laws by speeding. When motorists apply for a driver's license, they are agreeing to abide by the rules of the road. The purpose of speed cameras is not to invade the privacy of citizens, but rather to detect motorists who violate the law and endanger the lives of other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

I know, it is contrary to the public opinion, but, we should not be so willing to give up any of our rights. What's next?

George W. Bush, PhD. Economics

In the spirit of the insanity outlined in Why Me's recent post on the IRS, I found this article quoting President Bush:

"I know this is a difficult time for our economy, but we recognized the problem early and provided the economy with a booster shot," Bush told reporters at the White House on Friday. "We will begin to see the impact over the coming months."

President Bush was supported that day by Edward Lazear, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, when he stated that "Most observers -- outside observers as well as those in the administration and in Congress -- believe that the stimulus package will work."

In case you are like me and find this to be a big stinking pile of horse*&%@, I am happy to provide our readers with these useful links:

1. Tax Rebates Will Not Stimulate The Economy, Heritage Foundation
2. Stimulus Package Is Welfare, Not Tax Cuts, Cato Institute

What is the appropriate role of government when it comes to moving the economy? I guess to tie it back into our theme of "An inconvenient document", I would have to rely on the framers:

If industry and labor are left to take their own course, they will generally be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the most enlightened Legislature could point out. . . [A]ll are benefited by exchange, and the less this exchange is cramped by Government, the greater are the proportions of benefit to each.
—James Madison

Dear President Madison, Please help! Our nation needs you. We are lost. Our legislative branch is more fascinated with the possibility that athletes "may have taken steroids" than the weakening economy. The sage advice proffered by you and your colleagues has fallen on deaf ears. I hope that we can remember that the principles of our republic are just as important today as they were when it was formed.

Sincerely, TMF

March 9th, 2008

Ahoy matey’s Top of the morning to ya.
Pirate Irish Eddie here and I want to thank the administrator TMF and Why Me for allowing me the distinguished privilege of writing the Daily’s. I have the honor of writing + posting daily news worthy stories. If I’m not down with a bad case of ye scurvies, I will give a pirate opinion or make a comment.
More to come tomorrow.....
-Pirate Irish Eddie

This Day, in the History of the United States of America
In 1964,U.S. Supreme Court issued N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling

Terror plot at the Olympics- wonder who’s planning it?? IRA, FARC?

Cartoon Outrage….I wonder which group is so upset? The Buddhist, the Southern Baptist?

America playing nice with the terrorist, Me wishes the terrorist would play by the same rules, but, alas…. they do not (though me finds this interesting- this story is three days old and it is still left on the website- used to be, that is before the surge, new stories from Iraq were posted everyday- seems the surge is working) and never will play nice because they never have. No surprise that some people want us to loose.
War is war and we need to fight!! Arrggg!!

Wow, this guy is old. Last surviving U.S. World War I vet honored by president. What is amazing that he joined up at 15. Now days 15 year olds are playing videogames or watching the MTV

SNL prediction of BO presidency, though me thinks W or Big Dick will be on the other end

Affirmative Action ban heads for ballot in 5 states- Good, it’s way past time (what? 30 years now?), it's fullfilled it’s purpose and because it is unconstitutional

Obama: Inexperience and naïve
American voters for Obama: Ignorant, stupid and naive
Obama, in the past has said that he will remove the troops within a year, his website says 16 months
But, As Samantha Powers, advisor (former advisor) to BO, (now famous for the Hillary’s a monster comment) had this say about the Iraq troop withdrawal:
“He will, of course, not rely on some plan that he’s crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. senator,” she said. “He will rely upon a plan — an operational plan — that he pulls together in consultation with people who are on the ground to whom he doesn’t have daily access now, as a result of not being the president.” Reality is quite different than political talk.

Funny: Do a spell check on Obama. he he

The gall of the legislative branch to deny one’s right, will and choice to join the military.

Rice: Barbarous act "has no place among civilized peoples."
“Eeeummmm ...psssttt! Hey Condi, these people are not civilized”

This summer, cries of Global Warming will be heard- the evidence will be heavier than usual snow melt

Remember Global Cooling- apparently Miles O’Brien of CNN doesn’t

Other than the contribution of France’s greatest son, Lafayette, here is the only other reason I can think of to like them. It would be a good reason if our imports of razors to them increased.

Friday, March 7, 2008

As if we needed another reason to abolish the IRS

In a news story just released a few hours ago the IRS is mailing letters to the taxpayers who will be receiving a rebate check thanks to George W's brilliant economic stimulus plan this year. The cost of this postage? $42 million dollars thank you USPS. Why the hell didn't they use that friggin "Forever" stamp??
Did we even try to outsource this to UPS or Fed Ex? Hey you could even email my notification, better yet why do you need to notify me at all? Doesn't it take some of the mystery away whenever you go to the mailbox? It's almost like Christmas whenever I open that thing, what bill did I get today? What lending company wants me to consolidate my loans today? How many more times is Cox going to try to get me to bundle my internet/cable services with their telephone would save me money, never mind the fact that I would be paying MORE than I am now.
If you filed a tax return in 2006, you'll be getting one of these jewels in your box soon. Paid for by the U.S. guvment, as in, me and you, and you, and you over there hiding, oh yeah Uncle Sam sees you too. But wait, this 42 mill DOES NOT include mailings that will be mailed out later which will go to those who did not file tax returns for 2006, but may still be eligible, such as some on Social Security, and some who receive veterans benefits. The point of this mailing (besides wasting tax payer dollars, oh it's ok it's just paper the guvment can print standard anyone?) is twofold. One is to remind people to file your taxes for 2007(??!!), and the other is to inform people of how the tax rebates work, they want to reduce the confusion that the masses will be experiencing. This is good, can't wait, ya know anytime I see a check in my mailbox I'm confused about what to do with it unless it comes with an instruction manual.
I personally don't think that this stroke of economic brilliance is going to help things much. Give us money, in hopes that we go spend it? I think I remember Mike Huckabee talking about this and actually nailing it on the head (he did that once or twice, but then there was the whole "I'm taking back this country for Jesus" thing, and the report cards that he sent home to parents in Arkansas telling them that their kids were fat, come on Mike a little decorum please, they already know, they're fat too, the only exercise that they get is the race over who can get to that last Twinkie first). Anyway, he questioned whose economy was really benefitting here, if we all run out and buy stuff, say, oh I don't know a big screen Sony television, or a Playstation 3, or some other item manufactured in a foreign country for a foreign company (which pretty much excludes nothing) wouldn't China (or whatever country)ultimately benefit from that?
Besides, aren't we always being chastised for not saving enough? By the way, there is a word that I'm thinking of right now, and it rhymes with hypocrisy, oh wait, I'm sorry I gave it away, the word IS hypocrisy...42 million dollars? To explain what to do with a check? If you don't know what to do with yours email me, I'll give you a forwarding address for that check. It will all be taken care of for you.
If this is just to ridiculous to believe 1) remember this is government 2) remember this is the, so far, fantastically, fiscally responsible George W 3)if all that does not help, then the link is provided below, read (and weep) for yourself.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Downsizer Dispatch

A great quote from today's Downsizer Dispatch sent by Downsize DC:

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
-- Aldous Huxley

TMF agrees with Ralph

As a supporter of the Libertarian Party, I would like to see greater access of our ideas in the political landscape. I also feel that the larger debate would benefit from greater access by other small parties. Our choice at the ballot box has been continually limited by the DNC and RNC. In the end, we are left with a choice between Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. I cannot bring myself to support Senator McCain as my co-blogger has suggested. On election day 2008, I will continue to vote with my conscious for a third-party candidate that does not have a shot at winning. And in case you want to know, I will sleep soundly knowing that I voted for the person best suited for the job of President.

More FBI privacy violations confirmed

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I found a disturbing report yesterday on the AP Newswires:

The FBI acknowledged it improperly accessed Americans' telephone records, credit reports and Internet traffic in 2006, the fourth straight year of privacy abuses resulting from investigations aimed at tracking terrorists and spies.

For further information on your right to privacy, I recommend reading some of Jim Harper's papers.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Stupid kids support Obama

I was flipping the tv stations this morning before I left to begin my daily commute into D.C. when I came upon Fox and Friends. I used to watch this show all the time, but I have come to the point where I can't stand to watch very much of it at once due to the sheer banality of it. However, since the local news went to a commercial, and I can't stand to watch commercials, I wound up watching these putzes for a few minutes this morning. Anyway, I went to bed before the final returns came in last night, and can I say way to go Hildabeast!! Of course, the way the delegates fell out Obama has a slight lead, and things are still interesting.
So while I was watching Fox and Friends they went to Frank Luntz (another fat head that I'm getting sick of seeing) and one of his focus groups. This one was a group of "young people" that support Obama. Of course the inevitable question came to them, what legislation has Obama passed/supported that makes you want to support him? It was at this point that I think I felt my eyeballs nearly explode (it's a good think that I don't have glaucoma or else the increase in my already elevated intraocular pressure would have ruptured my orbits, and there would have been vitreous humor all over the place). One "young person" actually started describing a time when Obama made a speech in Chicago, and she was impressed with how APATHETIC he was towards the poor/homeless people!! APATHETIC!! I'm assuming that this idiot meant EMPATHETIC, but I think she was actually PATHETIC. This girl does not even know what apathetic means, no clue. Her voter registration card should have been revoked right there on the spot, immediately, and then she should have been sent to a remedial English class because she obviously did not get it the first time around.
Needless to say, nobody could name anything that Obama has done, oh there was the oblivious comments about how inspiring he is, what a great speaker, blah blah blah. The next idiot, I mean "young person" to speak gave a highly enlightening argument about how it is better that Obama does not have a voting record. What was her brilliant argument, her checkmate, her astute counterpoint? Here it is..ya ready? She informed us that we should consider what the Republicans did to John Kerry because of his voting record. They used it against him!!!!! (gasp, shock and awe!!) Using a politicians voting record against them? Well that's not fair is it? Judging a politician, a servant of the people, by the decisions that they make which impact the lives of the people that they are screwing, I mean serving. So it's better that B. Hussein O. does not have a voting record, that could possibly be used against him, it's to the benefit of the country that we elect somebody president when we don't know where they stand on anything except forced healthcare run by the guvment, because guvment does such a GREAT job of running things, and organizing things, and generally all around !&@$ing things up!
A few weeks ago on another Frank Luntz focus group (this time on Hannity and Colmes) Hannity asked the same question as above, I think this was the first time that I had heard anyone ask a group of O (no not Oprah, calm down she does not have a car to give away)supporters this question. The first three women drew an absolute blank, the fourth one, after stammering for a few seconds said "his experience with the elderly"!!?? After that a guy proudly says "he's a great ORATATOR like Jessie Jackson". I think we have a second spot filled for that remedial English class.
There is one voice in the liberal wilderness that I've come across that is apparently gullible enough to be a lib but not quite gullible enough to fall under O's spell, check out his article here:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Big Night?

Well this could be an interesting night. We may see the further coronation of Obama (who is not a far as I that clear yet?) or we may see the Hildabeast come out and throw a significant wrench in things. Right now Real Clear Politics has Obama with 1392 delegates and Hillary with 1279. She has a 7 % point lead in Ohio, and a 2% lead in Texas. If that holds true and she takes both things could really get entertaining here. Texas has 193 delegates and Ohio has 141. She also has a slight lead in the superdelegates as of right now. I think the whole super delegate thing is something that I'll get into in another posting. Obama is ~6170,000 votes ahead in the popular vote, but who knows what tonight will bring. Personally, I want Hill to take both Texas and Ohio, not because of any deep fondness that I have for her, but because I really want to see this thing drag out. My dream for this situation is that Obama wins the popular vote, but Hillary gets more of the electoral college, ..uh I mean the super delegates to swing her way, and she gets the nomination. Should that situation arise would the libs scream about how Hillary had stolen the election, much like many of them still cry about how Bush stole the election? Kind of ironic, huh? The Demos tearing themselves apart like over something like this. This is my hope, this is my dream.

It looks like the media is finally starting to ask Obama "tough questions". He apparently does not have a very good answer to give regarding whether or not someone from his campaign has been on the phone with Canada settling their nerves about what Barack Hussein (whoops I forgot that it's now illegal to use his middle name) Obama has been saying about NAFTA. Apparently, he is just stumping for the people on this topic, don't worry Canada he does not mean anything that he is saying. He stammered a bit about this today, could not give a coherent answer, and then left after answering a few questions (well sort of answering) because he was running late for something. FINALLY, make the guy answer questions of substance. Virtually nobody that supports him can really name anything that he has done, well of course he wants change. But what does that mean??!! Change for a dollar? I'll break that bill for you Barack if you'll just take your socialist wife off the stage. Better yet, keep her on the stage. The more she talks the more insight she gives. Of course we've heard about how for the first time in her life she's proud of her country, how old is she? She has told people to not go onto corporate America, take lower paying jobs that are based on service to your community!! That's good for the economy. Today she said that America is a mean country. After the tsunami in Indonesia, what country provided the most aid, financial and otherwise? Anytime there is a tragedy in the world America is by and large the primary provider of aid. Whether they are our friends or not, sometimes they take our money and then stab us in the back at the first opportunity. Oooh we're are soooo meeeeaaaann!!!

Change is a very vague term. Change can be for the better, but it can be for the worse. I think that the change that either Hussein or Rodham has in mind is going to be detrimental for this country. I'm no fan of McCain, Thompson was my guy, but I don't know if even Fred supported Fred. McCain is the nominee for the Republicans, like it or not, (I don't but..) what it comes down to is do I vote for the person that I disagree with ~100% of the time, or the person that I disagree with ~40-50% of the time (sigh).