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Archive for 8 February 2009
The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.
Your PERSONAL issues Score is 60%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 100%.
All conservatives are libertarian, to one degree or another. Lose that dope and open borders thing, and we’ll talk.
…..in major league baseball, go read THIS! The Ick in law has really outdone himself this time.
For those that don’t know about history … Here is a condensed version:
Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.
The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:
1. Liberals, and
Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.
H/T: John via Facebook
I’m a little late on this, but when I came across it, on my phone no less, I knew I had to share with those who hadn’t seen it yet.
Many Republicans, myself included, voted for George W. Bush because we didn’t think it possible that he could be as fiscally irresponsible as his father, our 41st president who was replaced by a more fiscally responsible – though considerably more morally flawed – Democrat.
In 2004, after the inexcusable expansion of entitlement programs and the creation of new government offices such as the utterly unnecessary and hopelessly inefficient Department of Homeland Security, many of us voted for Bush again. We did it because we thought Bush would make decent Supreme Court choices, and we were right. We also thought he could not become more fiscally irresponsible, and we were wrong.
By the end of his second term in office, we realized we had more than just a liberal Republican president on our hands. With the help of the worst Secretary of Treasury in history we had a president who would move our country further in the direction of socialism than any Republican president in history.
It’s way past time to take back the Republican Party, and re-implement the teachings of Ronald Reagan. Conservatism wins when it is done correctly. We haven’t had a choice of REAL conservative candidates in way too long. Going along to get along doesn’t work. Never has, never will. Damage has been done, but it’s not irreversible. Never, EVER, compromise your principles!
Read the whole column here.
Vice President Joe Biden warned Saturday that the U.S. stands ready to take preemptive action against Iran if it does not abandon nuclear ambitions and its support for terrorism.
While Biden’s much-anticipated speech was short on details of emerging Obama administration policies — including its plans and ambitions for Afghanistan — his remarks set a tone of partnership in contrast to what some allies saw as a more bullying posture by the previous administration.
I remember similar words uttered to Saddam Hussein. Hmmm…. Short on details is what this administration is known for…..big ideas, no plan of action. Biden may want some sort of action, Bubba Hussein wants to have tea and crumpets. Wonder when B. is going to muzzle him again.
The Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, yesterday called the bill “uncontrolled spending.”
“Democrats have controlled both branches of the government for less than a month and you have to wonder if all that power has gone to their heads,” he said in the GOP’s weekly address. “They’ve been trying to force a massive spending bill through Congress under the guise of economic relief.”
He argued that increased tax cuts, rather than government spending, were the only solution – an approach President Obama dismissed as having already been a failure.
“We can’t expect relief from the tired old theories that, in eight years, doubled the national debt, threw our economy into a tailspin, and led us into this mess in the first place,” the president said in his weekly radio and YouTube address.
The damage started when the Dhimmis won both house. Seems to me, the economy was doing a damn site better, even if there was out of control spending. Now, while I agree that tax cuts are one way to get things moving again, they aren’t the ONLY way. First, ya gotta quit wasting money! This is getting to be a really BAD joke. Problem is, the joke is on us. And we’re paying the price. Second, while there does need to be some oversight of businesses, the government, read that EPA, and their lobbyists, need to get the hell out of the way. Third, STOP ALL BAILOUT MONEY! That right there would save a good chunk of change. There is NO company too big to fail. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a really long time. People, and companies, succeed or fail on their own merit, not the gubmint’s. Jeeeeez! Is everyone, and I’m including BOTH parties, totally clueless?????
Robbers shot the two men, both convenience store clerks, for a handful of bills and what Mothanna suspects would be a future no worse than an extended stay in a cozy prison.
In Yemen, a robber who shot an innocent person would meet swift and severe justice: “If he got caught, he would be killed,” Mothanna says.
Sometimes, I believe that old ways are the best ways. If we are such a ‘civilized society’, why do we mollycoddle criminals? Is it any wonder Forbes has rated Memphis as the “second most miserable” place to live in the country? It’s not just the crime, it’s the political corruption as well. Who want to come for the city and great BBQ if you fear for your life?
Records from the prosecutor in Baja California Norte, where more than 90 Americans have been killed since 2003, mostly in the Tijuana area, showed none of the cases from 2004 to 2006 had been closed.
In nearly all cases involving U.S. citizens killed in Mexico, U.S. government response has been silent — affected at every level by the complex political and economic relationship between the two countries.
Planning on a trip to Mexico? You might want to read the whole thing. I don’t give a flip about the ‘complex political’ BS! Put up a wall that will work and limit travel to and from Mexico. State sponsors of terrorism? Yeah…it is. Anyone caught sneaking drugs in? Shoot to kill.
Sources in Hamas-controlled Gaza – some unnamed, some named – say that a long-term ceasefire is close, and that Gilad Shalit will be freed in exchange for 1,000 terrorists, including 25 murderers.
The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram quotes Hamas leader Mahmoud A-Zahar as saying that talks in Egypt for a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are “going well.” A-Zahar recently left his Gaza hideout, where he sought protection from apparent Israeli plans to kill him, to take part in the talks.
Are they freakin’ kidding????? “Ceasefire” my big, red bloomers! Screw that! Tear Gaza apart if need be to find that young man. What happened to Israel’s backbone? I guess it went by the wayside too, eh?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on all Taliban not linked to al Qaeda to return home as part of a reconciliation ahead of elections in August.
Speaking at a major security conference in Munich he said: “This is the right time for me to call for a process of reconciliation.
“We will invite all those Taliban who are not part of al Qaeda, who are not part of terrorist networks, who want to return to their country, who want to live by the constitution of Afghanistan and who want to have peace in their country and live a normal life, to participate, to come back to their country.”
Yeah, that’s a real smart idea, isn’t it! Invite the scum back into your home after they have ransacked it. It doesn’t matter what name a bunch of murderous thugs call themselves, they are ALL murderous thugs!
President Barack Obama plans to expand the membership of the National Security Council and increase its authority to set strategy on a wide range of domestic and international issues, The Washington Post reported on Saturday, quoting his national security adviser.
The council, which was established after World War Two to advise U.S. presidents on military and diplomatic matters, would become “dramatically different” after the overhaul, national security adviser James Jones told the paper in an interview.
“The world that we live in has changed so dramatically in this decade that organizations that were created to meet a certain set of criteria no longer are terribly useful,” Jones, a retired Marine general, was quoted as saying.
Well, well, well. Are all you “hope and change” folks ready for some BIG changes? I sure hope so, cuz you’re going to get ‘em. And I’m pretty sure they aren’t the kind of changes you were expecting. Nope. You’re life isn’t going to be all sunshine and roses, like you had hoped. Not to worry, folks like me will be there, doing our best to protect your sorry asses from the invasion of the Obamabots.
1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
I left the house at 10:30, and have been pretty much on the go all day. Since I wasn’t sitting at home perusing the blogs, I didn’t create my normal list of links.
I had forgotten just how exhausting spending time with a teenage can really be. Luckily, her hair looks a WHOLE lot better. If she didn’t have it buried under the covers right now, I’d take a picture and post it. heh.
The meeting when real well, and I was able to meet a few more terrific folks from the area. I think good thing are coming, and after all the doom and gloom we hear on a nonstop basis lately, we could all use some good in our lives, right?
Well, I’m pooped, and making a LOT of typos. I think my brain and fingers are trying to tell me to shut it down.
If you have a post you want linked, please send it to me, and I’ll put ‘em together tomorrow evening…..or Monday. I’m going to have finish the laundry then anyway. You can stink ‘em in the comments, and I’ll compile ‘em in a post.