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Ann on The Character Assassination of Herman Cain

30 November 2011, 8:45 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Once You Go Conservative Black, You Better Watch Your Back
by Ann Coulter

With the mainstream media giddily reporting on an alleged affair involving Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, how long can it be before they break the news that their 2004 vice presidential candidate conceived a “love child” with his mistress, Rielle Hunter?

The left is trying to destroy Cain with a miasma of hazy accusations leveled by three troubled women. Considered individually, the accusations are utterly unbelievable. They are even less credible taken together. This is how liberals destroy a man, out of nothing.

After the first round of baseless accusations against Cain, an endless stream of pundits rolled out the cliche — as if it were the height of originality — “This isn’t he said-she said; it’s he-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she–said.”

Au contraire: We had two “shes” and only one “said.”

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The Muslim Challenge

30 November 2011, 2:47 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion, Politics, Religion of Pieces, video.

The Flip Flop Kid

30 November 2011, 11:32 am. 7 Comments. Filed under 2012.

IF Romney ends up as the nominee, which I pray he won’t, I will hold my nose and vote for him. It’s an OBO! But, I really hope people will NOT allow the media and talking heads choose our nominee…..AGAIN! None of the candidates are perfect, but the majority of them would do a MUCH better job than what we’ve been stuck with for the last 3 LOOOOOOONG years!

Swiped from Cmblake6′s.

Greedy Unions Destroy Businesses

30 November 2011, 10:58 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

If you really want to know why we have lost so many manufacturing jobs to overseas workers, just take a good look at the unions! Past time to reverse the trend! If we can!

Stop Obama’s Big Union Onslaught
The Foundry

What does it take to bring an airline to its knees? Uncompetitive union-negotiated labor contracts and a fundamental unwillingness to recognize that in a down economy, unions have a hard time raising wages without destroying jobs.

That was a lesson that unions refused to learn in the case of American Airlines, which yesterday announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making it the last large U.S. full-fare airline to seek court protection from creditors. American was forced to take that action when the airline pilots union refused to budge on its demands for massive signing bonuses and wage increases. The airline’s competitors are flying high in profits after restructuring union contracts in their own bankruptcy proceedings.

Unions also didn’t learn any lessons after taxpayers bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, and then-White House “auto-czar” Ron Bloom gave the UAW preferential treatment in the restructuring process despite their contracts being largely at fault.

And, this is a lesson that still has not penetrated the walls of the Obama White House. The President’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) want businesses to be unionized at all costs, even if it means harming both workers and the economy. They’re trying to make it happen by ramming through measures that would help expand unionization in America.

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S 1867 – Sec 1031 AND 1032

30 November 2011, 10:20 am. 33 Comments. Filed under Opinion, Senate.

TN Senators Allow Obama To Hold US Citizens Without Trial Indefinitely (Corker + Alexander)

Two Republican Senators from Tennessee voted in favor of allowing President Obama to imprison US citizens indefinitely without trial on Tuesday the 29th of February. The amendment to remove the Constitutionally offensive section of the bill was proposed to the National Defense Authorization Act and voted down 38-60. The only Republicans voting for the removal of the “indefinite detainment” section of the bill were Senators Rand Paul (KY) and Mark Kirk (IL) More details of the bill and amendment itself can be found at this blog post.

Senate Bill 1867, Amendment is #1062 and would eliminate Section 1031 which states:

“Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force…includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…Detention under the law of war without trial”

Now, what is not included is the next Section 1032:

CUSTODY PENDING DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in paragraph (4), the Armed Forces of the United States shall hold a person described in paragraph (2) who is captured in the course of hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40) in military custody pending disposition under the law of war.
(2) COVERED PERSONS.—The requirement in paragraph (1) shall apply to any person whose detention is authorized under section 1031 who is determined—
(A) to be a member of, or part of, al-Qaeda or an associated force that acts in coordination with or pursuant to the direction of al-Qaeda; and
(B) to have participated in the course of planning or carrying out an attack or attempted attack against the United States or its coalition partners.

Now, here is the really important part:

APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.

(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
(2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to thee xtent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

Not being a Constitutional scholar, by any stretch of the imagination, I can’t say for sure, but it appears to me that Sec. 1032 clarifies issues that Sec. 1031 brings up, which a whole lot of folks, including the ACLU, are having a few problems with.  I guess I need to ask P/H for her expert opinion, eh?

For your reading pleasure, the whole bill is here.  All 682 pages.  And here is how they voted.

Now, I don’t mean to be sarcastic, or anything, but it seems to me, that if that many Democrats are AGAINST something, it can’t be all that bad, right? :D

H/T: Paula

Mega Weasel

29 November 2011, 9:18 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Cartoon, Feckless Weasels.

EXACTLY!

29 November 2011, 7:15 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 2012, Feckless Weasels, Opinion, Republican.

I tried to put it as well as I could, but y’know, I can’t even come close to stating it as well as AlfonZo Rachel!

Let’s hear it for the left wing media and the establishment republicans!!! No matter how much the so called conservative voters say, “We will not let the liberal media and the establishment republicans pick our candidates” they’re letting the liberal media and establishment republicans do just that.

I can see the formula as clearly as I can see the face tightening ratchet on the back of Pelosi’s neck.

The Republican Party has come to be a party that lacks the stamina to defend themselves.

This is why the democrats are able to charge republicans with the evils the democrat party has done.

It’s bloody ridiculous that even though the democrats did everything from founding the KKK, to standing in the way of women’s suffrage, to eugenics, republicans are the ones who get accused and stigmatized, and have about as much stamina as an emphezemic snowman in Las Vegas when it comes to defending themselves.

Please, go read the rest of Zo’s rant!  I saw a great idea on Facebook.  Why don’t conservatives go to Mr Cain’s website and donate $5 or $10.  You don’t have to be a Cain supporter.  The idea is to prove to the leftist lame stream, and the DNC, they will NOT choose our candidate again!

Fire Destroys Local Eatery

29 November 2011, 2:22 pm. Comments Off. Filed under General News, Tennessee.

Overnight Blaze Destroys Three Adamsville Buildings on Main Street

An overnight blaze in Adamsville completely destroyed three Main Street buildings, including the SawMeal Restaurant and Steakhouse, located at 142 East Main Street.

According to Lt. Kenny Brewer of the Adamsville Fire Department, Adamsville Fire and surrounding units battled the fire for hours and as of around 8:30 AM this morning, the cause of the fire was still undetermined and pending investigation.

“The fire is under control but there are still areas that are hot; still alot of smoke” said Brewer.

Along with the Saw Meal, that was completely destroyed, the Dance Academy adjacent to the Saw Meal and the Saw Meal’s large dining room were also declared completely destroyed in the fire. the Saw Meal’s Coffee shop and a tanning salon sustained heavy smoke and water damage.

Sad!  We haven’t been to the Saw Mill in quite a while due to, well, issues.  But while they may not have had the best food around, it was pretty darn good, with the type of friendly service you would expect in a Southern restaurant, and don’t get me started on their homemade cakes the size of a small house!  GOOD stuff!  I’m hoping there wasn’t any chicanery involved, and would be real happy to see them open back up in the not too distant future!

As an aside: I thought the name was Sawmill, but here it’s spelled Saw Meal, plus it’s listed both ways on Google. :? Oh well, no biggie.

Whack ‘Em With A Rolled Up Newspaper

29 November 2011, 1:30 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Iran, Opinion, Religion of Pieces.

US condemns storming of British embassy in Tehran

The White House condemned “in the strongest terms” the storming of the British Embassy in Tehran by Iranian protesters on Tuesday and urged Iran to prevent further assaults on diplomatic sites in the country.

“Iran has a responsibility to protect the diplomatic missions present in its country and the personnel stationed at them,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

“We urge Iran to fully respect its international obligations, to condemn the incident, to prosecute the offenders, and to ensure that no further such incidents take place either at the British Embassy or any other mission in Iran. Our State Department is in close contact with the British government and we stand ready to support our allies at this difficult time,” Carney said.

Well now….I’m sure the Iranian thugs are all aquiver cuz the talking grapefruit wagged his finger and said, “No, no….bad Iran.”  Pfft!  Does anyone really believe Iran gives a flying flip what the rest of the world says, or does?  Talk about a regime that needs to be “wiped off the map“!  I don’t mean the normal every day people.  I mean the Islamist regime!  Mamul Imanutjob and company.

A “Bimbo Eruption”

29 November 2011, 12:08 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 2012, Male Bovine Excrement, Opinion, Politics, Religion of Pieces.

Cain Plans “Assessment” of Campaign

In the wake of another woman’s allegation of inappropriate behavior, Herman Cain told key campaign officials and volunteers that he will be conducting an “assessment” of the state of his presidential candidacy.

Cain made the comments during a closed conference call Tuesday morning.

This comes less than 24 hours since Cain and senior aides insisted that he will not drop out of the race. It is unclear what the “assessment” will look in to, when it will begin, or how it will be conducted.

The assessment is clearly a reaction to comments, released Monday, by a woman who claimed she had a 13-year extramarital affair with Cain.

This is what I said on Facebook last night:

I am finding it absolutely amazing that so many, who should know better, just automatically assume Cain is guilty of all kinds of misdeeds. Where was the “Bimbo eruption” when he first declared? Nowhere. Doesn’t anyone find it more than just a little disturbing that these women came out of the wood work when he was climbing in the polls? We are going to let the media and elitists pick our candidate again! Next….Newt. Then, Perry.

Did Herman Cain actually harass, or have an affair with any of the women who claim such?  I honestly have no idea.  What’s more, I don’t really care.  It’s not like he was crawling around on the floor in the Oval Office with an intern, or anything.  And frankly, I think it’s a total load of caca de toro!  The big difference between that ‘eruption’ and this one…..some Clinton accusers actually had proof.  I haven’t seen any PROOF here.

No matter who ends up as the Republican nominee, the left is going to do everything they can to destroy him or her.  It’s what they do!  And the media is going to cheerfully be complicit.

Seriously, if Mr Cain had an affair while going through stage 4 liver and colon cancer, it would seem to me he is an extremely strong person, and should be given serious consideration!  I’ve seen people in stage 4.  They were barely able to sit up, much less carry on a physical relationship with anyone!  This latest slime machine evidently has quite an interesting past.

ABC News reports that White, 46, has civil judgments and liens in Georgia and Kentucky that go back almost two decades – with 11 filed in 2009 and nine in 2011.

According to WAGA, White is an unemployed single mother who’s been divorced at least two times, who filed a sexual harassment claim against an employer 10 years ago. That case was settled, reports the news outlet.

White is also being sued by former business partner Kimberly Vay, according to the report, who claims she was stalked and harassed by White and was forced to seek a protective order against her. A court date has been set for Jan. in the matter.

I’m real curious….who is paying this person?  Who is going to take care of all legal problems?  Well, the name George Soros is the first name that pops into my head, but there could be any number of willing participants.  It’s the Chicago Way, don’cha know.

Should Mr Cain drop out of the race due to all the sordid accusations?  No, actually, I don’t think he should.  I think he, and every single Republican and conservative should fight back!  I don’t know about y’all, but I’m pretty fed up with the feckless weasels who are career politicians.  Am I a Cain supporter?  I still haven’t made up my mind, but he is in the top tier of my choices, specifically because he is NOT a politician, he is intelligent, and he would have enough sense to surround himself with the best advisers possible…unlike that jack wagon we have occupying the White House at present!

1979 Redux?

29 November 2011, 10:55 am. Comments Off. Filed under Iran, Opinion, Religion of Pieces.

Iranian protesters storm British embassy compound

Hard-line Iranian students stormed the British diplomatic compounds in Tehran on Tuesday, bringing down the Union flag and throwing documents from windows in scenes reminiscent of the anger against Western powers after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iranian media had conflicting reports of a possible hostage situation on the scene – these reports have not been confirmed by any official, British or Iranian. An Iranian news agency removed the report shortly thereafter.

Gee, isn’t that surprising?  Muzzie thugs acting like…..well…..muzzie thugs!  To be perfectly honest, I would have thought the Brits would have figured it out by now…..they don’t like you!  They don’t like you in your own country, and they sure don’t like you in theirs.   :?

How can a country that produced such fine minds as Shakespeare, Newton, and Churchill,  have turned into a placating, whining, bunch of pantywaists?  Just boggles.  *shakes head*  Oh….wait a minute, I know!  *raising hand*  It’s because they have been led down the thorn filled ‘Primrose Path” of socialism and have been totally taken over by the feckless, AND the muzzies.  :?

They Screw Ya Over, Then They Kill Ya!

29 November 2011, 9:59 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

How the EPA May Cost You Thousands
The Foundry

Brace yourself. The cost of a new car in America is set to explode, skyrocketing by thousands of dollars, all thanks to a new regulation proposed by President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Under a new 893-page proposal unveiled last week, automakers must hit a fleet-wide fuel economy average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025–double today’s 27.3 standard. The government says it would cost automakers $8.5 billion per year to comply, which means a spike in sticker prices of at least $2,000 to $2,800, according to official projections. Other estimates peg the added costs at $3,100, and that could go even higher. As The Wall Street Journal writes, “Vehicles that currently cost $15,000 or less will effectively be regulated out of existence.”

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Permits Should NOT Be Required

28 November 2011, 7:35 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under 2nd Amendment, Opinion.

Gun rights groups to challenge limitations in TN

Gun rights advocates in Tennessee are embracing an Arizona law that does away with a requirement that handgun owners get a permit before carrying their weapons in public — part of a more aggressive push to loosen state gun laws next year.

After being shut out last spring, gun rights supporters are planning to step up pressure on the Republican-led legislature to ease at least some of the state’s rules on carrying a handgun before they leave to campaign for re-election next year.

Their wish list includes opening all parks in the state to handguns and making it easier to carry guns into school and workplace parking lots. Advocates also plan to test the water for legislation modeled after a law passed in Arizona in 2010 that would make a handgun carry permit optional, in what would be the broadest change to Tennessee’s gun laws in nearly 20 years.

What part of “shall not be infringed” is so hard to understand?  Will criminals and crazy people get a hold of a gun?  They do now, so why not have armed citizens that could take down the bad guy?  The cops aren’t going to do much good if the bad guy is pulling the trigger while you are pulling out your phone!  Bad guys are less likely to harass a person they KNOW are packing.  Self defense is a right.  It doesn’t come from the government, on any level.  The right to protect yourself and your family, is a God given right.

I will add, for those who are going to get their knickers in a twist….I do believe anyone who buys a handgun SHOULD take safety glasses, and learn how to actually use their weapon safely before carrying it around with ‘em.  :?

Andrew Klavan – Very Serious Commentary on Thanksgiving

28 November 2011, 4:06 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under ACLU, History, Opinion, video.

What if….

28 November 2011, 2:03 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

Swiped from Cmblake6′s.