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Archive for 13 May 2008
Yeah yeah…the Hildebeast whupped Hussein in West Virginia.
THIS race is one that really bugs me!
Democrat Travis Childers has won a north Mississippi congressional race, claiming a seat the Republicans have held since 1994.
Childers defeated Republican Greg Davis on Tuesday in a special election runoff. He will fill the last several months of a two-year term the GOP’s Roger Wicker started in January 2007.
Republican Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Wicker to the U.S. Senate in December after Trent Lott retired.
Childers’ victory marks the second time this month for a conservative Democrat to win a Deep South congressional seat that had been held by a Republican. In Louisiana, Democrat Don Cazayoux won a special election May 3, bolstering his party’s majority on Capitol Hill by taking a seat Republicans had held since 1974.
There is NO way Childers should have won that seat!
Hopefully, the people in that district of Mississippi will see just what Childers REALLY is, and he’ll be ousted in November.
What, you ask, is dropping like a rock?
My respect for John McFeingold!
Isn’t it bad enough he’s sucking up to the environazis without buying into the BS?
“Straight Talk”? Pfft!
H/T: The American Mind
Ever since this morning’s “incident“, this dadburn song has been running through my head!
MAKE IT STOP!!
In order to once again approve hundreds of billions of dollars to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while posturing as opponents of Bushs war, the Democratic leadership in Congress has crafted an elaborate legislative charade that is set to begin unfolding this week.
The leaderships scheme involves splitting contradictory measures contained within the massive spending bill and putting them to separate votes in an attempt to placate the divergent wings of an increasingly fragmented party.
The Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi of California, has promised to have a war funding bill on Bushs desk before the end of this month. The House bill is to authorize $162.5 billion in war spending nearly $100 billion to cover war costs for the current fiscal year, which goes through the end of September, plus tens of billions more to pay for the fighting into the summer of 2009, more than five months after the next president takes office.
Ok, let’s face it: War is expensive. And I don’t just mean monetarily. I have an idea! How ’bout all those whining about funding our military give up THEIR salaries, perks, etc? I can pretty much bet not a ONE of them actually needs the money the taxpayers are dishing out annually for THEIR stipend!
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat of Nevada) said on Monday that a war funding bill would be brought before the Senate on Wednesday. Reid, however, was less sanguine about the prospects of the legislation being passed before the Congress begins its Memorial Day break.
We are not going to be panicked into completing this, Reid said in remarks delivered on the Senate floor. We know there is enough money to fund the troops for a considerable period after the Memorial Day recess, he continued. Well do our best to get that done, but were not going to be pushed into doing something we dont think is appropriate.
Uh, like WINNING maybe?
Why is a doctor will prescribe a drug for you that causes side effects that you are already taking another prescription to prevent?
Does that make any sense?
The newest addition to the Stop the ACLU family is named Reagan Dailene.
That’s a right purdy name, IMHO.
…..but funny as hell!
Swiped from This Ain’t Hell.
Today’s most widely accepted political belief is that because an unprecedentedly high percentage of Americans — 81 percent — believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, the Republicans are headed for a major defeat this coming November.
If this is the case, it can only be because the American voter translates “headed in the wrong direction” as “because the Republicans have had their way, so it’s time to let the Democrats have theirs.”
That should not be the case. I count myself as one of the 81 percent who believes America is headed in the wrong direction, and that is precisely why I am voting Republican. Moreover, I suspect I am not alone among the 81 percent in ascribing the wrong track to the leftist, not the conservative, influence on American life.
Well, I too, am one of those 81%. Oh, you bet we’ve been heading in the “wrong direction”. The wrong direction is left, not right. We’ve been heading so far over to the left, I fear we’re going to fall over, and the splat is going to be a LOT bigger than a lot of folks think.
First, are the 81 percent unhappy with their own economic status or with the economic direction of the country? They are obviously not the same things. But whichever it is — and it may well be both — why do most Americans believe the Democrats’ prescriptions are going to help? Why will a huge tax increase on all Americans earning over $200,000, on capital gains for all Americans and on social security (if Barack Obama is elected) help the economy?
Those who think the “change” that’s been touted by the B campaign is going to make their life ever so much better will be in for a very rude awakening. Y’see, those rich folks (what the heck is the definition of rich these days anyway?) are the ones who create the jobs that the Dhimmis are courting. If I were a business owner, with a personal income of such and such, and a business profit of whatever, due solely to the success of my business, and some weasel came along and said, “Hey, you have too much money and we’re going to take a lot of it away from you!”, what do you think I’m going to do? Create more jobs? I don’t bloody well think so! I’d be cutting jobs to stay afloat financially.
Furthermore, the economic plans of the Democrats to have the government take over health care and increase taxes will expand the power and reach of the state more than ever before, and will therefore make more Americans dependent upon the state than ever before. These are earthquakes in the American value system. If there are any values that can meaningfully be called “American,” self-reliance and limited government are among them. The movement from self-reliance to reliance on the state is truly “un-American.” For those who recoil at the use of this term, it must be noted that it in no way implies less love of America, let alone lack of patriotism. It simply states the obvious truth that self-reliance, individualism and limited government have been basic and distinguishing American values, and the Democrats and the left aim to undo those underpinnings of American civilization.
Paleeze! Those peckerheads can’t even balance a freakin’ check book, do you really want them deciding what is best for you concerning your health care? Again! I don’t bloody well think so! I don’t want the gubmint up in my intestines for any reason!
George W. Bush has passed legislation — such as prescription drug benefits for the elderly — that Democrats would pass; he is a personally decent and honest man who has led perhaps the most scandal-free eight years in modern American history; he has kept America free from terror since 9-11 — something no one, left or right, expected; pro-American leaders have been elected in European countries most identified with anti-Americanism — Germany and France; and until the sub-prime loan-induced credit crisis, the economy has been among the most robust in American history.
I’m not going to beat the drum for Bush (there’s that ILLEGAL aliens issue), but love him, hate him, or somewhere in between, your ass hasn’t been bombed again….so far. That subprime crap….and the idiocy of trying to ‘bail out’ the morons that got themselves into the mess by buying into the BS they were fed….can’t be totally laid on Bush’s plate. Hey people, try taking responsibility for your OWN actions once in a while!
It is hard to believe that “Bush lied” is the primary reason for his low popularity ratings. If it is, we are in deep trouble. It means Americans have been irrationally influenced, almost brainwashed, by the media.
Yeah, that mantra gets old after a while. I guess it all depends on what your definition of “is is”.
Do most Americans really prefer Obama’s and the Democrats’ pledge to leave Iraq to the Republicans’ pledge to win this war? No matter how horrific, even potentially genocidal, the consequences would be to Iraqis? No matter how adversely it would affect potential U.S. allies who will no longer trust our commitments to them? And no matter how much it would weaken America’s domestic security, given an Islamist victory in Iraq? If so, we are in deep trouble as a nation.
I have a real problem with the way things have been going in Iraq (my solution…bomb the crap out of the areas the bad guys are infiltrating, and let Allah sort it out), but that doesn’t mean I want our nation to declare DEFEAT against terrorists. Honestly, I’d like to slap the dogfire out of anyone who bleats the defeatism of the Dhimmis and the MSM.
On the other hand, perhaps most of the 81 percent think that “wrong direction” means, among many other things, the following:
– Forty years of left-wing control of the news media, of Hollywood, of the public schools, of the universities and of nearly every big city government have nearly ruined those institutions.
– Forty years of a litigation explosion has had terrible social and economic effects.
– Children are being prematurely sexualized through early sex education.
– A generation of children is being frightened about too much — from seesaws to dodgeball to ring-a-levio to secondhand smoke to the destruction of the world caused by global warming.
– The left’s war against Judeo-Christian values as the bases of American values is leaving us morally rudderless.
– Redefining marriage to include people of the same sex for the first time in history, while compassionate to gays, will be disorienting to young people when forming their sexual identities.
– Multiculturalism is destroying the concept of an American culture and people. Obama and the Democrats even opposed declaring English as America’s national language.
There ya go! A partial list of just why I, personally, am none too happy with the “direction”.
For the last 28 years, Democrats in Congress and a few Republicans have again and again opposed our drilling for oil in Alaska’s ANWR area when we knew it contained at least 10 billion barrels of oil we could be using now.
• For the past 31 years, Congress repeatedly prevented us from building any new oil refineries that we now badly need.
• More recently, congressional Democrats defeated and discouraged any bill that would let us drill in the deep sea 100 miles out. However, it’s somehow OK for China to drill there.
• As a further indictment of our Congress, since the 1980s it has continually stopped all building of nuclear power plants while France, Germany and, yes, Japan, plus 12 other major nations, did build plants and now get 20% to 80% of their energy from their wise and safe nuclear plant investments.
• From 1990 to 2000, U.S. crude oil demand rapidly accelerated by 7.41 quadrillion BTUs, according to Department of Energy data. And our rate of foreign oil dependency dramatically increased while our domestic oil production steadily declined.
Under the eight Clinton years alone, U.S. oil production declined 1,349,000 barrels per day, or 19%, while our foreign imports increased 3,574,000 barrels per day, or 45%.
During this time, President Clinton vetoed ANWR drilling bills that would have clearly made Alaska our No. 1 state in the production of our own vitally needed oil supply, not only for all Americans but also for national defense emergencies.
Well, it seems the Ick in law is having major site issues. Site? What site? Ick’s Corner has vanished! He is working hard to get things back up and running, on a different host, most probably the one we’re using. So, if you click on Ick’s Corner get that annoying “site not found”, or some other BS, that’s why! Don’t give up, he’ll be back with sports blather quite soon!!
“Al Gore is an ASSHOLE! I’m FREEZING!”
This is not how I wanted to start my morning. Cats are fed, the coffee is made, and I’m perusing the news. I look up to find my deck has become a ‘love nest’ for freakin’ peacocks! NOT my idea of major entertainment, lemme tell ya!
No, I didn’t catch ‘em in the “act”. This is a family friendly site after all!
So, after numerous, “Get the hell out of of here you *&#^)@#* birds!” and dragging Mr Spot back in the door, it was peaceful……for a while.
I hear the Mr coming into the living room. “That peacock just signed her own death warrant!”
Let’s face it, we have been through hell with those evil fowl! It’s not just the monetary loss, it’s also the mess we are constantly have to clean up, thanks to their crapping all over the place.
This is just one of the MINOR problems we’ve had:
Trust me! You do NOT want to piss off the MR first thing in the morning!