Monday, September 07, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Here is photographic proof that these citizens who are opposed to government takeover of health care do not regularly shop at Brooks Bros.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Greta Van Susteren interviewing Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, so you tell Congress, you know, Dump this one. What's your suggestion? What would you like to see happen, Governor?
PAWLENTY: Greta, there's a number of common sense things that we could do on a bipartisan basis to move this country forward on much-needed health care reform. They include these things. First of all, let's get rid of junk lawsuits and make sure we have medical malpractice reform. That will save some money.
Number two, let's ban or prohibit people from ruling out people from being insured because of preexisting conditions. Let's make sure we have insurance that's portable, that you can take it from job to job or circumstance to circumstance. Let's incentivize e-prescribing and e- medical records to create efficiency. Let's create pay-for-performance, rather than pay for volumes of procedure. If you pay for volumes of procedure, you're going to get more procedures.
Let's fix our tax code so that if you buy insurance individually, you're not at a disadvantage compared to people who buy it through their employment circumstance. Let's allow people to buy insurance across state lines or form risk pools across state lines, and much more.
But everybody should at least be able to agree on those things, and they would save a lot of money. That would be real reform.
Libery Spuds says, "When leftists say the right does not offer any plans or solutions ... well, you've now been informed."
I am getting reports that during this August recess some congresscritters are not holding ANY open meetings during the break. More on that later ...
Friday, July 31, 2009
Those in the statist media and government are trying to tell you the recession is over. Bull-oney!
This chart comes from Market Ticker. Suggest you follow his site.
This fed/gov program is the ominous harbinger of bureaucratic confusion that will accompany your health care, should the government take it over.
The government is very familiar with getting ripped off. They install complex rules and forms, etc. to try and block the fraud. In short ask yourself: "Who gets ripped off more ... government or insurance companies?"
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Reagan explains the loss-of-liberty consequences should government takeover our health care. History is repeating itself ... again.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Another Margaret Sanger type "nature above man" eugenicist was asked if a grizzly attacked his son, would he shoot the grizzly? He replied that it is more important that the bear live. <Thanks, Dad! Does your coffee taste bitter?>
A recent bear mauling in E. Idaho just across the border from Yellowstone Park has generated numerous "man is the problem" news and blogger reports.
Here are a couple samples:
Bear Found, and it's OK
Grizzly that Attacked Hound Hunter Found Alive and Well with Her 3 Cubs
And, to round off my point, in one of the same blogs right below the "bear better than man" post comes:
Enviros back (pro-abort) Sotomayor for Supreme Court
Why is it that few if any of these earth worshippers don't volunteer to purge themselves to protect the planet; or reject the man-made, earth-scaring, pollution generating mining of metals that are used in the production of modern day dentistry tools?
Talk to the hand ...
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell , New Mexico .
This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and organizations.
However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born: Albert A. Gore, Jr., Hillary Rodham, John F. Kerry, William J. Clinton, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Charles E. Schumer and Barbara Boxer.
See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?
I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me.
No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!
Now You Know!
Hat Tip: Bits & Pieces
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! ..... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans ! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
And remember: 'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
AND..... For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Monday, May 11, 2009
FIFTY ONE? No, that is not a misprint:
Senior federal housing officials say that of 51 loans made under the program, 50 were made by Melville, N.Y.-based Lend America, and those 50 loans are being held up pending ongoing federal investigations. The officials, who insisted on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter, declined to offer specifics except to say anything from inadequate documentation to unethical practices could be the focus of the queries.
Remember, "Hope for Homeowners" was supposed to help four hundred thousand people stay in their homes.
The net closed loan count is fifty one over a period of six months.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
An estimated 3,000 people at the Greenville SC Tea Party booed and heckled Cong. Rep. Gresham Barrett (RINO-SC), who supported both the trillion-dollar TARP and now supports the trillion-dollar porkulus package, according to the Palmetto Scoop.
The crowd blew air horns and shouted "Go Home" as he tried to speak.
Do you think RINO's are getting the message yet?
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin
Thursday, April 02, 2009
HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?
It (supposedly) is from an orthopedic surgeon.
your foot, but, you can't.
1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY), and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.
3. Your foot will change direction.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
This is a good link to find information about one of the grassroots Tea Party in your area: http://www.dontgomovement.com/
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Author and radio personality Mark Levin (a.k.a. The Great One) appeared on the Sean Hannity Show promoting his new book titled: "Liberty & Tyranny."
The show aired March 23, 2009. The video is posted in two parts.
Your vocabulary will be greatly enhanced when you understand the definitions and meaning of statism and statists. Also, your perspective of the relationship of government to our fellow citizens will be very clear, and unsettling.
Levin knows the importance, too. He pounds on statism to help others get its meaning.
PART 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
Saturday, March 21, 2009
"There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.
"The credit expansion boom is built on the sands of banknotes and deposits. It must collapse.
"The boom is called good business, prosperity, and upswing. Its unavoidable aftermath, the readjustment of conditions to the real data of the market, is called crisis, slump, bad business, depression.
"The boom squanders through malinvestment scarce factors of production and reduces the stock available through over-consumption; its alleged blessings are paid for by impoverishment.
"The boom produces impoverishment. But still more disastrous are its moral ravages. It makes people despondent and dispirited. The more optimistic they were under the illusory prosperity of the boom, the greater is their despair and their feeling of frustration. The individual is always ready to ascribe his good luck to his own efficiency and to take it as a well-deserved reward for his talent, application, and probity. But reverses of fortune he always charges to other people, and most of all to the absurdity of social and political institutions. He does not blame the authorities for having fostered the boom. He reviles them for the inevitable collapse. In the opinion of the public, more inflation and more credit expansion are the only remedy against the evils which inflation and credit expansion have brought about."
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Link to full story: http://www.rmef.org/NewsandMedia/Videos/ElkRescue.htm
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Landers said the contention that EPA rules banning the emission of dust would be economically devastating to the industry is irrelevant. "Our mandate is to safeguard the environment," Landers pointed out. "'Raping the land' is not a protected activity under the Clean Air Act. Those who cannot conduct their business in an environmentally approved manner should look for other work. If this means that farmland reverts to its natural state, so much the better for the planet."
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The creator of this video, Paul Williams requests:
Download a copy of this video at http://tinyurl.com/bgp2q2 and then forward, repost and embed this video everywhere!March 2009 - In these economic/political times more and more Americans are getting mad as hell and are refusing to take it anymore.
It's time to get involved:
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A while back, I wrote about a Minnesota man who spent two months in prison until laboratory tests revealed that the white powder in his deodorant container was actually deodorant -- not the cocaine indicated by an initial field test.
As disturbing as that case was, it was far from the full story. In fact, a new report (PDF) funded by the Marijuana Policy Project reveals that commonly used field drug test kits are unreliable, often returning false positive results that put the freedom and reputations of innocent people in jeopardy.
Read more ...
There is much talk at this time about the Republican Party being “leaderless”. The Obamabots tried to position the Golden Microphone, Rush Limbaugh, as leader of the GOP.
Many elected GOP’ers are trying, to varying degrees, to become leader(s). Some embrace Limbaugh’s call for socialist-leaning Obama to fail; others middle-of-the-road it; others reject his call.
Limbaugh rightly doesn’t care what positions the politicians take. Nobel Laureate James Buchanan aptly developed the “Public Choice Theory” basically showing politicians act according to their own self-interest (read, preservation) while the ethereal “national or public interest” takes a back seat. Actually, there is no such thing as the public interest or the greater good. Only individual interests or goods are real.
Conservatives are terrible joiners. They tend to be self actualized, not needing to identify with groups. Liberals love community.
Republicans are in the party mostly for ego enhancement and power. Conservatives vote and work for Republicans to hopefully promote their personal values. Most of the time, conservatives are very disappointed at Republican results. The three George Bush’s terms are perfect examples.
Republicans don’t often win elections without energizing conservatives. Many Republicans don’t want conservative leaders or candidates.
Thus, Republicans are now leaderless, which is good, and which will win elections.
Here is why. The old organization model of elected Republican leaders deciding matters from the top-down is thankfully gone; destroyed by the 2006 and 2008 elections.
Emerging is a conservative catallaxy, “[out of chaos] an order without planned ends, characterized by the ‘spontaneous order’ which emerges when individuals pursue their own ends within a framework set by laws and tradition,” as per Nobel Laureate Friedrich A. Hayek. I might add “and technology,” too.
For example, the individuals who started Top Conservatives On Twitter (#tcot) were among many who called for and offered a clearinghouse for the recent Tea Party protests that occurred in over 50 cities, only six days after the now famous “Rant Heard ‘Round the World” by MSNBC’s financial commentator Rick Santelli. One protester, noting her amazement at the 1400+ turnout, said that conservatives rarely participate in events such as these.
Pretty good! The Tea Party Protests were but the beta test for said conservative catallaxy. This wasn’t a Republican National Committee (RNC) designed program. Only a few elected Republicans pitched in to help and they are generally grassroots-styled conservatives who happened to get elected by surviving the GOP “leadership” gauntlet of candidate selection.
The next beta test for #tcot, et. al. will be the upcoming April 15th Tea Party Protest. Will individuals again pursue their own ends spontaneously?
I was unable to attend a Tea Party Protest but I did participate. I spontaneously stapled a NOBAMA tag on a tea bag, placed it in a toilet, took a picture and uploaded the photo for other twitter’ers to use. This was my individual contribution to the protest. Again, I did this with no leadership from the Republicans.
Now, multiply my miniscule spontaneous effort by millions and millions. This is the free-market at work in the marketplace of ideas. Good ideas will be shared (an order without planned ends) then “purchased” by millions and millions using such miniscule efforts as currency.
“The average man is both better informed and less corruptible when buying in the marketplace than when voting in political elections,” said another Nobel Laureate Ludwig Von Mises. Need I mention ACORN?
To his credit, newly minted RNC chairman Michael Steele appears to be dusting out the old top-down model of power seeking.
If he focuses on what the RNC can do to contribute to the millions and millions of energetic individuals who are pursuing their own ends, instead of trying to attract millions and millions to join the RNC to further its ends; Steele may find a fountain of eager supporters helping him.
After all, this is the timeless struggle of the individual vs. the collective. Consider the RNC actually siding and demonstrating in its actions that it favors the individual. The liberals love community and obviously community organizers.
Let’s test it again in the marketplace of ideas. Let’s see who purchases the collective. Have faith in the marketplace, not in politics and especially not in political leaders.
The old RNC paradigm was the Republican collective vs. the Democrat collective. Shift it to the individual who happens to vote Republican.
The liberals will be totally exposed and who is going to buy that? ... Rick Santelli, or now, big-time Democrat supporter “Mad Money” Jim Cramer? Remember the protester with the sign reading: “Your mortgage is not my problem.” It encapsulates the individual vs. the collective. Guess who’ll win?
Laird Maxwell is President of the soon-to-be launched University of Conservatives. www.uofcsv.com.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's multiple requests for military air travel. The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), include internal DOD email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi's numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker's last minute cancellations and changes. The following are a few highlights from the documents, which are linked in full below:
Liberty Spuds comment ... Pelosi = Elite/Snob Diva
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Political parties, on the other hand, think in terms of partisan loyalty. Republicans are no different from the Democrats in this regard. Republicans judge their political allies by whether they vote for "us" or "them" (the Democrats).
The difference between conservatives and partisan Republicans in priorities and goals must inevitably lead to conflict. It's like a marriage in which a man and woman disagree about fundamental values and about critical questions such as whether to have children. The differences go to the heart of the concept of marriage.
In the union between the conservative movement and the Republican Party, the movement has fulfilled its obligations faithfully. The Republican Party has been caught stumbling home after midnight, smelling of booze and cheap perfume.
As long as we serve as its enabler, the Republican Party will never change. They'll keep promising not do it again, and we'll keep forgiving them.
It's time to say: NO MORE!
Monday, March 02, 2009
It is non-conservative Republicans who have gotten the party to where it is today. It is the massive spending and government enlargement that have forced a significant part of the base to abandon the GOP. It is the pork projects and the related corruption of "moderates" that have dragged down the Republican brand. The people who have decidedly not been the downfall of the Republican Party are its conservatives. (...)
In 2006, the same NRSC now headed by Cornyn went all out for then-Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee, who faced a serious primary challenge from conservative Steve Laffey. The NRSC spent $1.2 million on behalf of Chafee, the Republican National Committee unleashed the 72-hour get-out-the-vote drive usually reserved for general elections, and even Laura Bush campaigned for the same senator who refused to vote for her husband only two years prior.
With this help, Chafee managed to win the primary, but lost the general election by more than 7 percent of the vote. Soon thereafter, he left the Republican Party and endorsed Barack Obama for President. (...)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Read more here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2194795/posts
Peter Schiff responds to Obama's non-State of the Union Speech. Schiff is a well-known economist/investor who predicted almost to the day, the Sept. 2008 market crash.
Schiff has been featured on most financial TV shows.
He notes that Obamanomics shows a "total lack of understanding of basic economics."
I have to ask if this Obama/ultra-liberal strategy is designed in its means to purposely wreck the economy for the ends of commanding the economic heights of the American economy.
The Obama people are very smart. If the desired result is to strengthen the economy, the Obamanomics strategy would never, ever have been considered, let alone enacted into law.
Certainly, there are "statist" businessmen (Wall Street/Auto execs./Union bosses, etc.) who favor saving their gravy with bailouts, but at what cost to the American economy?
The union line used to be, "how can the worker building the product afford to by it if he doesn't get a decent wage?" Fair enough, but I ask, "how can worker have a job when the market has been destroyed by government and their statists cronies driving us into an unpayable long-term debt for short-term gains?"
I encourage you to watch Peter Schiff's analysis and track him.
I will post more of his offerings so you can check back here to keep up-to-date.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Porkulus has $787 billion dollar bills which weighs 27,760,608,015 ounces.
16 oz. to the pound means Porkulus weighs 1,735,083,001 lbs.
1 ton equals 2000 lbs, and Porkulus weights 867,519 tons.
The maximum take-off weight of 0bama's Air Force One is 833,000 lbs. which means Porkulus weighs 2083 times greater than fully loaded Air Force One.
There's no question the American consumer is hurting in the face of a burst housing bubble, financial market meltdown and rising unemployment.
But "the worst is yet to come," according to Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates, who believes American's standard of living is undergoing a "permanent change" - and not for the better as a result of:
An $8 trillion negative wealth effect from declining home values.
A $10 trillion negative wealth effect from weakened capital markets.
A $14 trillion consumer debt load amid "exploding unemployment", leading to "exploding bankruptcies."
"The average American used to be able to borrow to buy a home, send their kids to a good school [and] buy a car," Davidowitz says. "A lot of that is gone."
Going forward, the veteran retail industry consultant foresees higher savings rate and people trading down in both the goods and services they buy - as well as their aspirations.
The end of rampant consumerism is ultimately a good thing, he says, but the unraveling of an economy built on debt-fueled spending will be painful for years to come.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Click here for photos of world's longest ear hair: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1147686/Pictured-The-man-worlds-longest-ear-hair.html?ITO=1490
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Just two days after President Obama told the American people the economic stimulus bill will have "no earmarks", the Associated Press reports that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is telling his constituents in Nevada that he has personally worked out a deal as part of the House-Senate conference committee to get them money for a high-speed gambling train.
In late-stage talks, Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pressed for $8 billion to construct high-speed rail lines, quadrupling the amount in the bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday. Reid's office issued a statement noting that a proposed Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas rail might get a big chunk of the money.
This of course exposes the little game the President is playing with the public. He tells everyone there are no earmarks in the bill but then turns around and either (a) gives the money to the states, which he knows will fund the earmarks, or (b) instructs his agencies to fund the earmarks directly. It's all very clever, if not deceptive.
Reid's high-speed gambling train not only violates the President's guiding principles for this bill, it also violates American taxpayers.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Sorry, but it is fixed already. The answer to a decline in the value of speculative assets is to pay less for them. Job done.
The writer, P.J. O'Rouke, is a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard and is the author, most recently, of On The Wealth of Nations, Books That Changed the World, published by Atlantic Books, 2007
If this paragraph had been written yesterday, one would admire it as a remarkably precise explanation of recent events. But the truth is much more impressive: it is from a book first published in 1946, Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson --
"Government-guaranteed home mortgages, especially when a negligible down payment or no down payment whatever is required, inevitably mean more bad loans than otherwise. They force the general taxpayer to subsidize the bad risks and to defray the losses. They encourage people to "buy" houses that they cannot really afford. They tend eventually to bring about an oversupply of houses as compared with other things. They temporarily overstimulate building, raise the cost of building for everybody (including the buyers of the homes with the guaranteed mortgages), and may mislead the building industry into an eventually costly overexpansion. In brief, in they long run they do not increase overall national production but encourage malinvestment."
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
A US Soldier unleashes a foul mouthed, tongue lashing to Iraqi policemen (You have got to see this!)
From Nation Review: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YjcyODIyZGM2MGU1ZDdkNDgxZDc3OTNjYjM4ZDY1ODI=
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
An Open Letter to the United States Congress and President-elect Obama: Instead of "Shovel-Ready" Spending, Focus on "Ax-Ready" WasteNTU Excerpt:
In the interest of fostering a rational debate over Washington's priorities, both the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) maintain extensive lists of programs that could be cut and legislation that would reduce spending. We target programs that are either ineffective or duplicative, as well as activities best left to state and local governments or the private sector.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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Reply back if you have the solution.
Solution: I didn't get it but I found it. It's a head slapper. Check back around 4 pm (MST) today!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
One memorable moment in "Atlas" occurs near the very end, when the economy has been rendered comatose by all the great economic minds in Washington. Finally, and out of desperation, the politicians come to the heroic businessman John Galt (who has resisted their assault on capitalism) and beg him to help them get the economy back on track. The discussion sounds much like what would happen today:
Galt: "You want me to be Economic Dictator?"
Mr. Thompson: "Yes!"
"And you'll obey any order I give?"
"Then start by abolishing all income taxes."
"Oh no!" screamed Mr. Thompson, leaping to his feet. "We couldn't do that . . . How would we pay government employees?"
"Fire your government employees."