Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Biden: GOP Like Nazis


Comparing Republicans and conservatives in general to Nazis has become a staple of the left. It’s absurd, nauseating and utterly offensive all at the same time…

(NYDN)- Vice President Biden is out with an alarmed e-mail cash appeal warning that the GOP will mount a “blitzkrieg” against Democrats in the fall.

Comparing GOP tactics to the fast-striking forces of Nazi Germany, Biden warns in a message sent by the DCCC today: “As things heat up, you can expect House Democrats will be hit with a GOP blitzkrieg of vicious Swift-Boat-style attack ads, Karl Rove-inspired knockout tactics, thinly veiled attempts at character assassination and tea party disruptions.”
And while the GOP is mounting a blitzkrieg, Democrats are the allies.
“Our Democratic allies in the House need your help, and the President and I hope we can count on you to come to their defense so we can hold onto our Democratic Majority and continue moving American forward in a new direction,” Biden writes in the appeal.
Subtle? Not so much.
Update: Republicans were not amused by the implications of the e-mail.
Kevin Smith, spokesman for Minority Leader John Boehner, e-mailed a comment that seems sure to get under Democrats’ skins: “When will Democrats learn that invoking the Nazis’ crimes against humanity in a political debate is simply inappropriate?”

"I Feel Like A Dork"

hat tip to iOwntheWorld

Byrd vs. Thurmond

MJ Hawkeye here. If you'll scroll down to my post on the passing of Robert Byrd you will notice I was slightly ahead of the curve. Of course, when I write I do it in a mad fashion without waiting a few days to calculate the consequences. Even so, I was correct on the Byrd/Thurmond comparisons as written by Aaron Goldstein of the American Spectator. I especially enjoyed the reference to Adam Clymer of the NY Times on his take of the two men after their demise. He's the guy Pres. Bush referred to as "a real A-hole"; and he is.

"Shortly after I had learned of the passing of Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia I came across his obituary in the New York Times. The headline read:

Robert Byrd, Respected Voice of the Senate, Dies at 92

It is worth noting that Byrd died almost seven years to the day when Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina passed away. Naturally, I was curious as to what the headline in the New York Times read when he left this mortal coil:
Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100
It is also worth noting that both obituaries were written by Adam Clymer. Now in fairness to Mr. Clymer, it was very likely not he who chose those headlines. But the fact that Byrd and Thurmond were described so very differently in death strongly reflects the liberal bias of the Times. Had Thurmond remained a Democrat, would the Times have summed him up as a foe of integration?
Now there is no dispute that Thurmond was a foe of integration. Indeed, Thurmond once spoke on the floor of the Senate for more than 24 hours in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957 late in August of that year. Among many other things, Thurmond railed against Brown v. Board of Education; the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision which desegregated public schools. Thurmond described Brown as "the outstanding judicial blunder of all time." Understandably, this would deservedly earn Thurmond the enmity of African Americans.
Yet Robert Byrd could equally be described as a foe of integration. During the early 1940s, Byrd was not only a member of the Ku Klux Klan he recruited others to join their cause. Say what you will about Thurmond, but he never joined the Klan. In 1938, when Thurmond served in the South Carolina State Senate, he spoke out against lynching and said that the Klan stood for "the most abominable type of lawlessness."
Byrd would later oppose President Truman's integration of the Armed Forces. He made it clear he would not fight for his country "with a Negro by my side." But there was more:
Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
Although it was the integration of the Armed Forces that would in part prompt Thurmond to run against Truman in the 1948 Presidential election, he was never known to have uttered the vicious kind of language Byrd used to describe African Americans.
Seven years after Thurmond's filibuster, Byrd stood up and spoke on the Senate floor for fourteen straight hours against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now Byrd might not have gone on the whole day like Thurmond did, but it was a filibuster against civil rights just the same.
Yet black civil rights leaders have been remarkably forgiving of Byrd. Upon learning of Byrd's death, Coston Davis, the President of the NAACP Branch in Charleston, said, "I realize that people make mistakes when they're young.… I think we've all done things we've regretted… these are one of the things I know he regretted."
Just like the time when Byrd twice uttered the phrase "white niggers" when he was a young man of 83 in a 2001 interview with the late Tony Snow on the Fox News Channel. He would, of course, later regret the remark and all was forgiven.
So why isn't the same forgiveness extended to Thurmond? He did hire an African American staffer named Tom Moss (the first Southern Senator to do so), supported the renewal of the Voting Rights Act and voted in favor of honoring the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. However, this would never be sufficient for liberal media elites. Following his 99th birthday, John Ibbitson of the Globe & Mail wrote of Thurmond, "Like a Nazi who changes into a suit, he began hiring blacks in his office, and supporting their causes."

D.C. Lobbyists: Cronyism/Business As Usual

From Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner

John Podesta*****, chief executive officer of the liberal Center for American Progress, may be President Obama's closest confidant outside of the administration -- he ran the transition and has visited the White House at least 37 times according to visitor logs. Tony Podesta, John's brother, is a corporate lobbyist and a leading fundraiser for Democrats.
On at least a handful of issues, John's CAP has advocated the same solutions Tony has lobbied for. On some of those issues, CAP has partnered with the companies that hire Tony as a lobbyist. Given Obama's anti-lobbyist rhetoric -- and the gaping holes in his lobbyist policies that have been repeatedly exposed -- it's worth examining where the work of the president's confidant, John, dovetails with the business of lobbyist and fundraiser, Tony.
In June 2009, Obama's health care bill got a boost from a strange-bedfellows coalition: CAP and the Service Employees International Union teamed up with Wal-Mart to endorse a proposed requirement that employers provide health insurance for employees.
The groups co-signed a letter declaring, "We are for an employer mandate which is fair and broad in its coverage." They also said, "we have worked closely in support of health care reform since 2006."
Wal-Mart benefited from this regulation, partly by forming a truce with Big Labor and good press from a gullible media. But the regulation also gave Wal-Mart a competitive advantage. Wal-Mart self-insures its employees -- meaning the company, not an insurer, collects premiums and pays providers. As America's largest private-sector employer, Wal-Mart uses economies of scale to get a better deal on health care. Smaller competitors, if forced to match Wal-Mart's benefit level, would suffer.
Wal-Mart had given at least $500,000 to CAP, according to Wal-Mart's Web site. But there was another connection: Tony Podesta was (and still is) a lobbyist for Wal-Mart, on issues that include health care policy. Wal-Mart had hired Podesta in September 2006 (the firm was then called Podesta Mattoon), just about when CAP, Big Labor, and Wal-Mart started "work[ing] closely in support of health care reform."
This isn't the only overlap of interests between the nonprofit CAP and the Podesta Group.
Tony has represented BP since 2006, recently lobbying for current climate legislation. BP was a prized ally for Sen. John Kerry, who is leading the charge in the Senate for a global warming bill.
*****John Podesta is a WIMP(opinion only)

Arlington Massachusetts Boobs

Recall what I wrote a few posts ago about the Communist Party USA platform in 1963 regarding the takeover of our schools? The following, from Arlington, Massachusetts, is the perfect illustration. What is happening to this country? The report came from FoxNews; written by James Rosen:

When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited.
The Arlington, Mass., school committee has rejected the 17-year-old's request to allow students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, because some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it, according to a report in the Arlington Patch.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blame The Damned EPA

Blame the EPA: Dutch Oil Spill Response Ships Could Suck 99% of Oil From Gulf, But Can't Get Approved, Because EPA Demands 99.9985% Purity
From Ace of Spades
And congress wonders why the government is so hated.

Elena Kagan: Read It And Weep

From Phyllis Schafley at Business Investors Daily

Barack Obama revealed his goal for the Supreme Court when he complained on Chicago radio station WBEZ-FM in 2001 that the Earl Warren Court wasn't "radical" enough because "it didn't break free from the essential constraints placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution" in order to allow "redistribution of wealth."
Now that Obama is president, he has the power to nominate Supreme Court justices who will "break free" from the Constitution and join him in "fundamentally transforming" America. That's the essence of his choice of Elena Kagan as his second Supreme Court nominee. She never was a judge, and her paper trail is short. But it's long enough to prove that she is a clear and present danger to the Constitution.
When Kagan was dean of Harvard Law School, she presented a guest speaker who is known as the most activist judge in the world: Judge Aharon Barak, formerly president of the Israeli Supreme Court.
The polar opposite of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "all legislative powers" are vested in the elected legislative body, Barak has written that a judge should "make" and "create" law, assume "a role in the legislative process" and give statutes "new meaning that suits new social needs."
Barak wrote that a judge "is subject to no authority" except himself, and he "must sometimes depart the confines of his legal system and channel into it fundamental values not yet found in it." Channel? Does he mean he channels in a trance, as Hillary Clinton supposedly channeled discourse with the long-deceased Eleanor Roosevelt?
Despite Barak's weirdo writings, or maybe because of them, Kagan called him her "judicial hero." Judge Robert Bork, a man careful with his words, says Kagan's praise of Barak is "disqualifying in and of itself." Bork said that Barak "establishes a world record for judicial hubris." He wrote that Barak embraces a judicial philosophy that "there is no area of Israeli life that the court may not govern."
During Kagan's confirmation hearing for solicitor general, Sen. Arlen Specter asked her views on using foreign or international law or decisions to interpret our Constitution and laws. She wrote in reply that she approves using "reasonable foreign law arguments." Au contraire. The U.S. Constitution says our judges "shall be bound" by "the Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof."

Fatwa Right Back At 'Ya Towelhead

Fatwa: " a legal proclamation" from Muslims. Nuff said. I'd like to issue my own Fatwa. No non-Muslim American can enter the City of Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is 40% Arab and the hotbed of anti-Americanism along with your normal New York City. In my Fatwa, Dearborn would be surrounded with 12' high barbed wire, electrified. Large German Shepards will patrol the grounds on a 24 hour basis. Violators who attempt to break free will be smeared with the entrails of pig then forced to do the 100 yard breast stroke in an Olympic sized pool of melted fat from my very favorite hog, the Hampshire. The below post came from one of my favorites; Hey! I realize not everyone is anti-American and pro-sharia law but sometimes it's called 'guilt by association'. It's time pro-American Arab leaders took a stand. Isn't it enough our boys are fighting and dying to save your butts and mine without having to put up with this Fatwa b.s. on our soil? So when you read the article below get so upset you want to regurgitate on the first camel jockey you see. This angers me greatly!

The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) issued a fatwa prohibiting offering aid to foreign troops in Muslim countries whether on the personal or the business levels.
The assembly, made up of jurists and scholars in charge of issuing fatwas for Muslims in the United States and headed by Sheikh Salah al-Sawy, received several inquiries about the stance of Islam on business deals with coalition troops in Iraq or NATO forces in Afghanistan, especially companies that transfer foodstuffs and other supplies to military bases.
The question was posted on AMJA fatwa bank, reads: “Is it permissible to participate in taking food to the American and foreign soldiers working in Muslim lands?” and the answer is, “That would not be permissible, for that would be helping others in sin and transgression.”

Monday, June 28, 2010

Don't Speak Poorly Of The Dead

I wonder who made up the saying, "don't speak poorly of the dead"; probably a very, very good-hearted do gooder. It could have been someone talking about Methusala. After all, he outlived bunches of Bedouins so when he 'bought the desert" there was a decent chance he'd po'd scads of people.
Senator Robert Byrd(D-WV) died yesterday. Y'all knew that, didn't you. I wrote 'y'all' because he was a 'West By God Virginian'. It's my tribute to him.
I remember the first time I was in the State. It was March of 1989. My flight landed at Chuck Yeager Field. It's located on top of a mountain, just outside Charleston. I was tentative about going there; Hicksville and all that. In my new job I was seeing landscape I'd only read about. Heck, I'd only been east of Illinois three, maybe four times. I called my boss in Illinois as soon as the plane landed and I could reach a phone. I think he was kidding but he asked me if the people were wearing shoes and if all the girls were named Daisy Mae.
The purpose of the trip was to interview potential distributors for my company and I had to travel from Charleston to Wheeling; a three hour drive. Here's what stuck with me: Interstates were cut through mountains, not huge ones, but high enough to get my attention. Secondly, I was amazed at the number of Robert Byrd buildings, highways, bridges, sewer management facilities, you name it and I saw. Build it and he will come didn't start with a baseball field of dreams in northeast Iowa. It was in West Virginia. Simply stated, Robert Byrd could bring home the pork and he did.
I've been reading obits from our country's so-called major newspapers detailing the life of the great senator and I haven't seen one remark about his being a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Not one! It's not the same as when Strom Thurmond passed away. The MSM couldn't let us forget that Thurmond was once a die-hard segregationist. You don't suppose because Thurmond switched from Democrat to Republican it had anything to do with this 'omission', do you? Not Mr. Byrd, though. He'll be remembered for carrying a copy of the Constitution in his vest pocket.
This is what I remember about Byrd in addition to having every building in WV named after him. It took place on Fox TV in March of 2001 and the interviewer was the marvelous now deceased, Tony Snow. Snow asked Byrd how things have changed in regard to race relations. The answer:'We still have 'white niggers'. Twice he repeated the phrase. Some attitudes are difficult to throw by the side of the road. I suspect Byrd might have regretted what he said but he did say it and it stuck with me even though he later apologized. "Hypocrite, I thought".
I believe this is a good spot to end this post. I don't want to speak(too)poorly of the dead.
Robert Byrd R.I.P.

Communism In America

I took the opportunity to drive into Walker, Minnesota this morning. It's the anchor community for this lakes region with a population of 1,200. There are over 100 lakes in the county so the summer population will see over 100,000 at one time or another. The car radio found 1360 am on the dial and it was the Glenn Beck Show. Like him or not he is controversial and gets me to thinking. Today, one of his segments dealt with communism in America. The Dumbocrats for five decades have screamed "McCarthyism" when criticized, yet, with the release of the Venona Papers*** seized from the former Soviet Union in 1995 we do know of the communists in our government during and after WWII. Yes, Alger Hiss was one and former VP Henry Wallace who served under FDR can be categorized as sympathetic to the communist cause in the US. Wallace ran for president in 1948 as a Progressive(need I write more) candidate. He had been an admirer of the Soviet Union since 1920 and wanted to share our atomic secrets with them. In a past post I stated that, being a former high school social studies instructor, I never envisioned the day when a president of this country would openly have communists and socialists in his administration, but, here we are. Sadly, too many Americans are going about their daily lives either ignorant of the fact or are too involved with Little League, paying the mortgage or putting food on the table to show proper concern.
I looked on Beck's web site this morning after returning home. He has a partial list of the Communist Party of America platform for 1963. Yes!! 1963! Beck didn't make it up. It's their platform. Makes me sick and liberals, progressives, whatever should be ashamed of yourselves for becoming communists . Notice I didn't write, Democrats. That political party died when George McGovern ran for president.

What did the Communist Party USA say they wanted to do in 1963? Here's a few planks that stand out:

No. 3: Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength
No. 15: Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States
No. 17: Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks
No. 18: Gain control of all student newspapers
No. 19: Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack
No. 20: Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions
No. 21: Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures
No. 27: Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion
No. 28: Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state"
No. 29: Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis
No. 30: Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man"
No. 36: Infiltrate and gain control of more unions
No. 37: Infiltrate and gain control of big business
No. 40: Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce
This was the to-do list for the communists in the 1960s. Compare that to the U.S. Constitution — which one are we following?
***google Venona Papers list of American communists.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Know Your Democrats(partial list)

Thanks kitman3:
It was DEMOCRATS that institutionalized slavery.
It was DEMOCRATS who commissioned medical professionals to proclaim that "excessive amounts of carbon in the bodies of Negroes" was the reason for their skin color and inferiority. (why do they still have a problem with the benign element Carbon)
It was DEMOCRATS that did not like the 1860 election of abolitionist REPUBLICAN Lincoln.
It was Democrats who voted unanimously not to abolish slavery.
It was DEMOCRATS that seceded from the Union before he was even sworn in.
It was DEMOCRATS that did not like the outcome of that war so they set up a shadow government in many states, mainly the South, but many in the North too.
It was DEMOCRATS that formed their own army, the KKK. REPUBLICANS were hanged by the hundreds right alongside the Negroes, usually in the same tree. It was DEMOCRATS that set up Jim Crow laws in the South to further subjugate the Negroes.
It was DEMOCRAT President Wilson that conducted several private screening in the White House of the film "Birth of A Nation", the most savage racist product I have ever heard of.
It was also DEMOCRAT President Wilson that so admired the Progressive movement's Margret Sanger's eugenics research (number of black babies aborted far exceeds those of other demographics)
It was also DEMOCRAT President Wilson that re-segregated the military after it had been fully integrated by the Republicans in the 1870s.
It was DEMOCRATS that fawned all over Hitler, and his National Socialist Democrat Party and prevented the US from preparing for WW2.
It was DEMOCRATS that blocked three attempts during the Eisenhower Administration for comprehensive civil-rights legislation.
It was DEMOCRATS that blocked the doors to Negro school children in Topeka, Little Rock, Montgomery and elsewhere.
It was DEMOCRATS Bull Conner and George Wallace that loosed the fire hoses. It was REPUBLICAN Eisenhower that sent Federal troops to stop DEMOCRATS ONLY with the force of arms!
It is DEMOCRATS that encourage black voters with handouts a life of bare subsistence on welfare - the new slaves of the new slave owners .

Our Saviour: Calling Their Bluff

From Stephen Spruiell at Nationl Review Online and what Obama means by calling their bluff.

Today at the meeting of the G20, leaders of the advanced economies announced their intention to "halve deficits by 2013 and stabilize or reduce government debt-to-GDP ratios by 2016." President Obama said:

Somehow people say, why are you doing that, I'm not sure that's good politics. I'm doing it because I said I was going to do it and I think it's the right thing to do. People should learn that lesson about me because next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step-up because I'm calling their bluff. We'll see how much of that, how much of the political arguments that they're making right now are real and how much of it was just politics.
To me, the indirect reference to the Republican party signals that the "difficult choices" Obama plans to present to the country will mostly involve broad-based tax increases, and that he plans to lob accusations of hypocrisy at any Republican who criticizes him for breaking his pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000.
Because, as we've learned by watching the debates over the stimulus bill, the health-care bill, the financial-regulation bill, etc. unfold, if you oppose the way Obama wants to fix the problem, then he will say you must be opposed to fixing the problem, even if you've put forward your own competing solution or solutions to the problem.

Freedom Flotilla

Yep! These are the people the MSM are calling the 'freedom flotilla' for their activities in the Gaza against the Israeli's. Damned Jews! It's not like they'd ever be sent to some place called Dachau, Auschwitz or Treblinka. You know of them; summer camps for a little R&R.

Lizzie Arrives--And Takes Charge

My wife arrived at the lake yesterday afternoon. Well, I drove to Minneapolis, parked at the airport lot($5 for a nineteen minute stop) and promptly returned to the lake with she riding shotgun. Round trip was eight hours, lunch stop included.
For two weeks I've been diligently keeping the cabin clean, through a man's eye. After attending 4 pm Mass we got back to our home. I was exhausted; took an hour nap. I awoke. Question to the Masterette, "Did you get to nap?" Answer, "No, just wanted to clean up a bit". Mental response; "I knew it". Fifteen minutes later and after a quick dinner I HAD to have a rest so I reclined on the couch; reading the latest on the computer, for three hours! I was extremely tired. Lizzie was out on the porch doing doing the cleaning job only wives can properly do---and the band played on.
'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus': I have no idea what this means but it's the name of a book and it most likely has been mentioned on Oprah. This would be my take on it: Men chop wood, women do everything else.

Friday, June 25, 2010

God Is Dead. Hogwash!

Isn't this photo absolutely majestic. Well, here's the site you can go to every day for a different photo from outer space; That's a lot for a site. You'd best bookmark it. I have difficulty remembering anything after http:. Enjoy. I didn't know who to credit for this so I'll use NASA as a source.

Explanation: In silhouette against a crowded star field toward the constellation Scorpius, this dusty cosmic cloud evokes for some the image of an ominous dark tower. In fact, clumps of dust and molecular gas collapsing to form stars may well lurk within the dark nebula, a structure that spans almost 40 light-years across the gorgeous telescopic view. Known as a cometary globule, the swept-back cloud, extending from the lower left to the head (top of the tower) right and above center, is shaped by intense ultraviolet radiation from the OB association of very hot stars in NGC 6231, off the right edge of the scene. That energetic ultraviolet light also powers the globule's bordering reddish glow of hydrogen gas. Hot stars embedded in the dust can be seen as bluish reflection nebulae. This dark tower, NGC 6231, and associated nebulae are about 5,000 light-years away.

Zero Mimics Nero

From iOwntheWorld


From BigFurHat:
That’s right. It’s sheer condomonium in a Massachusetts town that has decided to give away free condoms in school. Not shocked? Did I mention that I’m talking about elementary school? Even first graders are eligible.

Yep. Kids can go to their school nurse and ask for a condom and they will dispense them, no questions asked, and it will be confidential. One school official is openly complaining about this new policy. A sane man surrounded by insanity, right? Wrong. He thinks the policy is too uptight. He doesn’t think it’s right that kids have to request the condoms. That’s not discreet enough.

The Massachusetts town is Provincetown. Figgers. I vacationed in Provincetown one summer. I had to cut it short. I was starting to sashay.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

California Is Nutso

From the LA Times:
Reporting from Sacramento — California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash on gaming floors in more than half of the casinos in the state, a Los Angeles Times review of records found.

The cards, provided by the Department of Social Services to help recipients feed and clothe their families, work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms, the review found.

State officials said Wednesday they were working to determine how much money had been withdrawn from casino ATMs by people using the welfare debit cards.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Algore The Perv

Well, well, well. The human lard butt has been accused of sexually attacking a lady while giving him a massage. The 'alleged' incident took place in Portland, Oregon in 2006. Can you imagine giving that whale a rubdown. Reminiscent of when former Chicgo Bears player, William 'the refrigerator' Perry, referred to his upper torso as a mudslide.
I happened to see a copy of the police report with the accusers name blotted out. Isn't it strange that no action was taken? No surprise here. Cover-up is the name of the game. Need I remind you, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinski".
This is a nowhere story, really. What I'm going to find interesting is how the MSM and liberal jerks come to his defense. There must be a good reason for his misbehavior. It'd be too easy to blame it on his dumb movie or his failure to get GW legislation passed. My guess is Dick Cheney is the likely candidate.
Know what? I feel very good about myself when compared to Turd Boy. I have never, ever sexually assaulted a female.
Could it be possible he's one big overblown gas bag who is a first class boob thinking he's owed whatever he wants just because he happens to be Al Gore! That's my guess.

The President Panicked

From Bryan Demko at The American Thinker:
Is Obama really the worst president since Jimmy Carter? Well, they have one trait in common that is undeniable.

Jimmy Carter grounded all DC-10 airliners (world wide) when an American Airlines DC-10 crashed on takeoff from Chicago O'Hara in 1979. Brock Adams (Sec. of Transportation) issued the grounding. It was the first time that a fleet wide grounding had been issued for an aircraft model.
It was soon discovered that American Airlines was the only operator to have the problem that caused the crash. Foreign operators had ignored the grounding order, and were thus spared the catastrophe of the grounding. The US airlines did not have that option and so were erroneously grounded and suffered greatly.
It may be pointed out that Brock Adams was from Seattle (Boeing), and that Boeing benefited immensely by the grounding.
Isn't this a perfect example of liberal political manipulation? Obama has stopped all oil drilling also on erroneous pretenses. A federal judge has just ruled that the drilling moratorium was based on false pretenses.

Since when does it make sense to punish an entire industry for the problems of one company?

Malia Obama Asks Daddy A Question

We just can’t wait until the President’s next speech – which could be any moment now – explaining to us that he is asking Congress to pass an amnesty bill because of the banner that was coincidentally displayed at the National’s-Chicago White Sox game calling for a boycott of Arizona.

Oh, and also because daughter Malia walked in while he was shaving and asked, “Daddy, have you torn down the border fence and opened our country to the liberty loving people of Mexico yet?”

Racist Teabagger

Kesha Rogers(Libertarian-Texas) is running for Congress from the district of former Republican House leader, Tom Delay. She wants Obama impreached. Too bad she can't win since the district is very Republican. Even so, I haven't seem the MSM reporting on this racist, teabagging frog-b**ch of a woman.

Golf: 'Uh-Oh' Things You Don't Want To Hear

I'm taking a vacation from not catching fish so I made a trip into town to hit some golf balls at the range. After finishing I decided to do a little hawking; hoping to find some ProV1's.
I knew this would be a difficult task since most of the golfers are not very good and they use 1970's Top Flites. They're the kind of guys, who, when they go to the local casino, play the 5 cent slots. They're nice and most of them are are the downside of seventy. You'll see them at your local main street every morning on a bench; discussing the days events for four hours. Attire is bib overalls with a John Deere cap tilted to one side. My buddy's wife calls them "The Dead Pecker Society".
But I digress.
While walking through tall grass, muddy creeks and prickly things I started thinking about statements one doesn't want to hear on a golf course. Most often it's centered around a misplayed shot. There was a book written a few years ago called, "How To Line Up Your Fourth Putt". It's scary to think about it but it's happened to me a couple of times. My very worst golf hole was at Duck Creek Park in Davenport, Iowa circa 1976; took a 16 on #18. And I only used three mulligans.
I hear this a lot on the course. "I wouldn't go in there. You might get poison ivy". Truth be told I'm immune to poison ivy. Poison oak is another thing, though. The next one is geographical; "Watch out for snakes". You have to be playing below the Mason-Dixon Line for this to kick in.
Have you ever heard a golfer say this after a swing? "Where'd it go"? Not good. Another one is, "Did it go in the water", followed very quickly with, "Where do I drop"? I hate when that happens. One big difference between professionals and me is when I'm hitting for a green I'll yell, "Get up, get up". This means I didn't hit it far enough. "Pro's will yell, "Sit down, sit down". You get the picture.
One of the sorriest things I've ever seen on a golf course took place in Myrtle Beach South Carolina five years ago. My friend suggested I play in the World Amateur Dupont golf tournament. Five thousand golfers, men and women, participated. On the last day the twosome playing with my partner and I finished the 18th hole. One golfer keeps the other guy's score. This one fella from Wisconsin forgot to write a 4 on the card for his partners 18th hole. Instead he added up his score in his head and put the total for the round in the 18th hole slot. Instead of a 78 the final total came to 142. Ouch! The receiver of the bad luck didn't check it and signed the card. The winner of the tournament won a house in Myrtle Beach. The guy with the 142 wasn't the winner.
There might a good lesson in this entire posting based on Samuel Clemens remark about the game. "Golf is a good walk spoiled".

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Lunker

I happened to be perusing the Des Moine Register this evening and came across the included photo. Land O' Goshen; the picture stated that the "fish" was landed in beautiful Ten Mile Lake in Minnesota. Hey! That's my lake. Furthermore, I can attest to the size of this lunker. Records will show it was the largest fish landed in the last month--I'm sure. Why, I myself went out in the boat for some angling action this evening; four hours worth and caught less than what the fine fella pictured did.

Dear Mr. President---From Jon Voight

Dear President Obama:

You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy - and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.

You have brought this to a people who have given the world the Ten Commandments and most laws we live by today. The Jewish people have given the world our greatest scientist and philosophers, and the cures for many diseases, and now you play a very dangerous game so you can look like a true martyr to what you see and say are the underdogs. But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals and want Israel eradicated.

You have brought to Arizona a civil war, once again defending the criminals and illegals, creating a meltdown for good, loyal, law-abiding citizens. Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics.

With heartfelt and deep concern for America and Israel,

Jon Voight

Steve King: My Kind Of Guy

I took the quote off If you've never been to the site go there. It's listed #43 on best conservative sites but should be in the top 5.
They quoted Rep. Steve King(R-Iowa) who is a strong conservative from northwest Iowa. He's come under a lot of scrutiny lately from the libs because of, according to them, his outrageous comments. Funny how this happened just after he appeared on The Glenn Beck radio show. Anyway, this from Mr. King; "I'll support amnesty on one condition: "Every time we give an illegal alien amnesty we deport a Liberal".
He's my kind of guy.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Obama Gets Cancerous Mole Removed

Obama Gets Cancerous Mole Removed

Firing Squad

Final score just in from the World Cup soccer series in South Africa. Result: Portugal 7-DPR Korea 0. Those poor North Koreans had better make a quick exit to a friendly embassy and fast. Kim Jong il, twerp dictator just voted the world's worst leader, will have them lined up before a firing squad if they go back home.
A footnote about the Kimster: Three years ago he played his first round of golf and, according to the state run media, shot a very impressive 38 under par with 5 hole-in-ones on the 7,700 yard course; North Korea's only one.

Chicago: My Kind Of Town

Eight people were killed and at least 44 others were shot across the city of Chicago Friday night into early Monday, including a baby girl who suffered a graze wound to the neck when gunfire erupted at a Near West Side barbecue.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
I might be mistaken but isn't Chicago home base for our President? Most all these shootings occurred in The One's south side or, as the natives call it, "Afghanistan West". I made the last part up. Chi-Town beat Afghanistan for killed for the week-end.
Are you aware that it's illegal for its citizens to own a gun? Mayor Richard M. Daley is adamant about this law. Daley has never held a real job; been elected mayor six times and had various state jobs before that. I think he's a racist. Since the great percentage of the wounded, murdered and the perpetrators are Black it appears he's all for getting rid of these folk. Now, here's a guy whose A** Obama might consider kicking.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Height Of Boredom

It's night time, coming up on the longest day of the year. I'm without television and am killing time before I hit the hay. What I write next may be the most senseless thing I do on the computer and it's done out of sheer boredom. I wait until a word or words pops in my head; as in say, 'gravel gangster'. Then I'll punch in or .org or .net. I then click enter to see what pops up on the screen. Fairly ridiculous for an old-timer like me. It is silliness and a waste of time but guess what? I'd be willing to wager a sawbuck( that one of my readers tries it---out of boredom.

5 Out Of 28 Is A Joke

From Gateway Pundit:
Just last weekend Barack Obama announced that the BP oil spill was like 9-11. This weekend as President Obama went golfing and to the ballgame, the Obama State Department was STILL in the review process on deciding which countries the US would accept help from… 60 days after the disaster! As the Gulf Coast shores continue to be coated with crude, the Obama Administration has only accepted assistance from 5 countries out of 28 who offered to assist the US with the cleanup.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Quiz

It's quiz time. Look at the picture and guess the person and event: (1)winner of the Indy 500; (2)Pope Benedict preparing for Easter Sunday Mass; (3)President Obama at Mardi Gras; (4)MJ Hawkeye at his high school prom; (5)a guy who might not be one at the Columbus Ohio Gay Pride Parade.

That First Fish

I put the fishing boat in the water today. I also found sections of my dock that had blown away in yesterday's wind. All is right with the world, again.
I don't fish in Ohio. Know why? I may have divulged this bit of trivia before but it still boggles my mind. There are no inland natural lakes in the state. There are some large ones, Grand St. Mary's lake, for instance.It's lengthy, around 15x8 in miles and 5-7 feet in depth. Now, get this. It was made in the early 1800's and was hand dug! That was the age of rugged individualism. There weren't any Hispanics around to do the job, either. Thank God for the Irish. Their daily pay included a pint of whiskey and a dollar. Another reason I don't go test the waters in the Buckeye state is because the water is always murky. I can have a lure three inches below water level and can't see it. At my lake in Minnesota I've seen northern pike gulp a rapala from thirty feet. It gets my adrenaline going.
I enjoy going out in the boat my myself. Sometimes I'll have guests with us and they want to go fishing. After about an hour they get bored and try and catch blue gills or they get their line tangled. One guy dropped my best rod and reel in twelve feet of water. Another reason to have clear water. We were able to snag it. I reach my limit with these "faux" fishermen when they cast a lure and it hooks me. That's when I say, "Let's go eat".
Today I did some casting at a couple of my favorite spots; no luck. Understandable for this 4,600 acre lake. It's summertime. The fish are a on vacation. I decided to troll with a mini-walleye. Only five minutes into it I had a hit. The interesting thing about the first fish, especially since I haven't cast a line in almost a year, is it feels like a lunker----in my mind. I set the hook the way Ali downed Frazier-Kaaabam!
I reel and set the hook again. Finally, I landed my six inch bass. Next time I won't get so excited. My friends can't believe I enjoy the solitude of being on the lake by myself. To coin a phrase, "I've got ants in my pants". I need to be doing something all the time and if I get bored it's onto something else. Fishing is the only thing in my life that affords me the opportunity to relax and I like it that way.
Time to stop. I have to go to church and thank the Lord for the six incher.

Friday, June 18, 2010

United States Soccer

I just saw the replay of what should have been the winning goal against Slovenia. I'd like to scream to the heavens, "We wuz robbed". I'd like to but I'd be lying. I don't care. It has the same appeal as when Ted Turner won the America's cup.** I remember I was teaching and it must have been around 1985. One of my students took the opportunity to announce we should cancel class in celebration. We didn't though.
The End.

Minnesota in June: It Ain't Good

June is not the month to stay at our lake cabin. We've had this place for going on seventeen years and Lizzie and I have professed, "Let's not go to the lake until July 1". I heard a meteorologist from the area say that northern Minnesota is located where cooler air meets warmer air. This translates to tornadoes, high winds, hail, and enough rain to fill the hull of our largest aircraft carrier. Yesterday was no exception. Three poor souls in Wadena, thirty or so miles west of us, met their demise in a tornado. There were a line of tornadoes down to the Iowa border and this is a 300 mile swath. There were 32 tornadoes in Minnesota on this day.
It rained yesterday; all day. No, it did more than rain. It came down so hard I couldn't see the lake which is 60 feet in front of the cabin. There's only one thing to be done and that's to wait it out. It reminded me of the book and movie, "A Perfect Storm".
Today it is sunny with winds blowing at forty miles an hour. Even so, I promised my neighbor I'd mow his yard. It, too, is more than a yard. It's a pasture. I had just started mowing when I noticed the wave runner in the back yard was gone. That's weird, I thought. It was here yesterday. Then I looked out front at his dock. The second wave runner was missing. "Oh-oh". I ran back to the house, looked up the local sheriff's phone number, then tried to get in touch with my neighbor who lives in Minneapolis. I couldn't contact him by phone so I emailed. I'd done my duty until he contacted me. I headed back to continue mowing. I'd made one long cut and saw a wave of mammoth size pick up his pontoon boat and ripped it off the lift. Faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive I dove for a rope and the boat and got it tied down before it blew away to Ethopia or some point further east. After congratulating myself on being so wonderful, another neighbor from the other side of the lot came running down. "Too late", I said. "Every thing's under control". I then made a comment about the wave runners and this guy told me, "Yeah, I thought it was strange that a truck pulled up here at 12:30 am this morning. Our cabins are located on a gravel road three miles from the main highway. A truck coming in at 12:30 has to have a good reason and, to me, that spells t-h-e-f-t!
I ran back to my place and finally got a hold of the neighbor. I explained about the pontoon. Did I mention that his boat lift was destroyed? It was.
Interestingly, he said that the wave runners were being serviced. Only in Minnesota do skee-do guys pick up equipment in the wee hours of the morning. I think that's when the bars close.
Okay, I'd done my duty and finished mowing the yard so my neighbor can plant his soybeans and corn. It seems that expansive.
After putting the mower in the garage I meandered to the front yard. Something on the dock looked out of kilter. Upon close inspection I could see that the younger sister of Katrina had blown two sections of my dock into the water. A few boards were found on shore. Maybe when the wind stops I'll find the rest. Oh well, what's another $200.
I have a friend who says, "anyone who owns their own lake home deserves it. Touche!

Losing Bin Laden

I'm late to the party on this but I finally got around to reading the book, Losing Bin Laden, by Richard Miniter. It details the failures of the Clinton Administration to be involved in any attempts to track down those who wanted Jews and Americans dead. One could say that it began under Reagan with the murder of 240 soldiers in Lebanon but it wasn't until the 1993 Trade Center bombings that our antennae should have been up. After all, the WTC was in the U.S. and Lebanon is not.
Clinton became president as an economic guy and had little or no concern with overtures from Muslim nations to take OBL off their hands. First, it was Saudi Arabia then the Sudan. Saudi Arabia needed American equipment and protection against Iraq. the Sudan, an impoverished country fighting a decades long civil war hoped to receive foreign aid. They were fearful of being placed on a "do not trade" list. The Us ignored their pleas. Our CIA was lax in having operatives who could not only speak Arabic but there are many differing dialects that further impeded any attempt at covert and overt operations. The United States didn't even know who Osama bin Laden was until 1996 and then we pooh-pooed his five declarations of war against us.
The attack on the USS Cole exemplified the do nothing attitude. Clinton addressed the nation and stated; "we will do everything necessary to bring these terrorists to justice".
What a joke. The guy was headed for impeachment and Monica dominated his every day thoughts. Clinton failed to meet with and discuss terrorism with the heads of the CIA and FBI---Their pleas for help were ignored--period!
As George Will so eloquently stated: "Bill Clinton may not be our worst President but he is the worst man to be President". That about says it all.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Recognize These Names?

Published June 17, 2010

Do any of you readers recognize the following as neighbors or trusted friends? I didn't think so. You see, they are Afghan fighter pilots learning the English language while training at Lackland AFB in Texas. It seems all seventeen have gone AWOL over the LAST TWO YEARS. Fox News has exposed this as of today. Don't be concerned though. They are probably managers at a 7-11 or your local EconoLodge motel. Isn't that where all scattered in the U.S. deserters from another country that practice terrorism seek employment? I thought so. Even so, there is now a nationwide alert out to locate them. Can't be Obama's fault. The seventeen took a hike under George Bush's presidency. Blame him and while you're at put the onus on Halliburton, too.

Abdul Ghani Barakzai, born 8/8/1977
Mohd Ali Karimi, born 9/3/1982
Mohammad Nasim Fateh Zada, born 12/4/1966
Aminullah Sangarwal, born 8/27/1982
Mohd Ahmadi, born 5/5/1978
Ahad Abdulahad, born 5/5/1984
Sayed Qadir Shah Habiby, born 5/7/1985
Javed Aryan a.k.a. Aryan Javed, born 1/1/1987
Mirwais Qassmi, born 4/24/1974
Barsat Noorani, born 6/3/1981
Atiqullah Habibi, two dates of birth are listed on the alert: 6/2/1982 and 7/2/1982
Ahmad Sameer Samar, born 5/2/1983
Mohamed Fahim Faqier, born 6/1/1987
Obaiddullah Abrahimy, born 8/1/1979
Sayed Nasir Hashimi, born 4/5/1972
Shawali Kakar, born 12/31/1979
Khan Padshah Amiri, born 4/1/1978

UPDATE July 18 from Fox News
Fox is now reporting that seven of the seventeen AWOL Afghan soldiers have been accounted for in the search. This makes me feel better. Also, all seventeen of these fellas had top secret security clearance.

If You Like Your Health Care----Sorry!

From Flopping Aces:

Leaked Gov reports shows approx. 51% of employers will be forced to offer Obama Care!
How many times did Obama promise that “if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it?” The White House is STILL saying that statement is true. The title of a blog post on the White House web site by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius on Monday repeats “Keeping the plan you like.” Perhaps Sibelius should have added “but only if you are a member of a labor union.”
An internal government report leaked to House Republicans last week tells the real story. (PDF of full report) On page 50 of the report the midrange assumption (could be higher) is that by 2012 51% of “small employers” and 33% of “large employers” will lose the grandfathered status protecting their current plan forcing them to accept Obama Care. Those numbers only increase with time.

But the health plans of labor unions will be exempt.

Solving The Oil Problem

One Huge Oil Lie

Obama says things that are blatantly false. In other words, lies! Lucky for him the MSM doesn't do or is uninterested in doing their job(s). I excerpted an article from Chad Stafko at the American Thinker:

During Obama's Oval Office oil speech the President uttered words that were blatantly false. The President noted that the United States consumes 20% of the world's oil supply but we have less than 2% of the world's oil reserves. The reason the oil companies are drilling a mile beneath the surface of the ocean is because we're running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water, said Obama.
According to a June 2008 Kiplinger magazine article untapped reserves in the U.S. are estimated at 2.3 trillion barrels. This is nearly three times that of OPEC nations COMBINED! This amount is sufficient to power our needs for the next 300 years.

Don't trust me, readers. As Casey Stengel, the one time New York Yankee manager said, "You can look it up".

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama: "I Am A Muslim"

From the American Thinker by Pam Geller:

The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim."
That was the claim of Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, as reported in the May 2010 issue of Israel Today. According to journalist Avi Lipkin, Gheit appeared on Nile TV's "Round Table Show" in January, on which he said that "he had had a one-on-one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda."
Obama allegedly said this in the context of reassuring Gheit that he would soon deal with Israel:
He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare) [sic], that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.

Would anyone be surprised? Bin Laden speaks often of patience. It's his creed.
picture from iOwntheWorld

Department Of Energy

The Department of Energy was established in 1979 by Jimmuh Carter, our now second worst president in the last one hundred ten years. The main reason for it's inception was to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Another government program just reeking with success, I'd say(jesting). How many billions have of large have been wasted on this boondoggle we'll never know.

'Ten Mile Lake--Finally

Well, readers, I arrived at the lake last Saturday evening but due to poor phone and computer service it took until today to get things up and running.
As you'll recall, I was in Iowa for a few days and a couple of things escaped me about Iowans and folks in my home town that you need to know. I took morning walks and, being a city boy, forgot about small town friendliness. Every person I saw on my strolls either nodded or waved to me. But that's small town Iowa. When people greet other people in Iowa they start with two questions: "hot enough for ya'" or "cold enough for ya'"?. Only those from the upper midwest would understand.
My area of the world in Minnesota is more than unique. I tend to pick up on things that strike me as "different" or not familiar to others. For instance, one of my friends and a true Minnesotan speaks the language; he cant' pronounce 'th' words. This morning he was over and I pointed to a gray box on the side of the house wondering what it was. He responded, "It's a bat box". "A what", I asked. He repeated this then I realized he was saying, 'bath'. I think it's funny that he can't say Catholic, as in a religion. It comes out 'cat-lick'.
My TV doesn't work worth a dang. Before I got a converter it was 100% snowy. Now it's down to 90% and I get two channels. No problem. It forces me to read. There's one conservative talk radio station out of Park Rapids. They have Rush and Sean in the afternoon but I listen in the morning. The owner and broadcaster is Ed Delahunt. He's on from 9 am to 11 and he bloviates. People are supposed to call in and vent. On Monday a fella called and the conversation went like this, "Ed, this is Tom. Think you and Barb can go to dinner on Saturday"? Funny, huh?
I love to fish my lake. It's clear and deep. I'm a salesman's best friend. I can go to the bait shop for a can of soda pop***** and leave with $100 worth of fishing lures. Last summer, while sitting on my deck, I watched an American Bald Eagle feasting on a very large northern pike on my dock. My wife, Lizzie, told me that with my fishing luck I should tie a line to the eagle's leg.
I've been taking morning walks. These are an experience for the not feint of heart. In the north woods it is necessary to put on a net cap over your head. Trust me, the deer flies are bothersome. My good buddy said if one puts one of those Bounce fabric softeners under the back of the cap flies will stay away. I tried it. He's right.
Most of you may not realize this but the Loon is our state bird. They're interesting animals. Their legs aren't strong enough to allow them to walk and they mate for life. If the original partner croaks that's it for them. A number of years ago there was a contest to name the state bird and the Loon won. Many don't know this but the mosquito came in second. Our skeeters are very large. They usually fly in a pack of twenty or so with one leader. I once heard a leader announce to the pesky critters, "Saddle up, men, and when you pick your prey suck like you've never sucked before". I kid you not on this.
Enough already. I'm off to do some mowing. The grass is taller than an Argentinian pampas.
Sometimes, it's fun not to get so caught up in politics when writing. Is Obama still president or was he impeached?
**** soda pop: Easterners say soda. Midwesterners call it pop but sometimes we Iowans put the two words together just to sound more intelligent.

Obama Oil Speech

When Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post criticized Obama's televised oil speech it had to be a dud.

Word To The Wise

any of my readers who looks at the comments and click on them might notice gibberish or some type of Chinese writing. Do not, under any circumstances, try to open. I did it originally and it was an oriental porn site. It's bad enough the Chinese control worldwide manufacturing and now they've taken over the sex racket we started.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Taliban Justice

Twisted Taliban militants took terror to a new low by accusing a 7-year-old boy of spying - and hanging him high.
That outrage drew immediate condemnation from the Afghan president, who called the execution a "crime against humanity."
"I don't think there's a crime bigger than that, that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit," Hamid Karzai said Thursday. "A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a 7-year-old boy
The execution happened Tuesday in the embattled Helmand province, said Dawoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
From The NY Daily News

Love, Honor And Eternity

from iOwntheWorld

A Trip To Minnesota (And Other Things)

I made a trip to the old boyhood homestead in Boone, Iowa for a couple of days just to see Ma. She'll be ninety-one this coming July 6. She's not your normal elderly soul. Today we're watching the Chicago Cubs. Yesterday she started bargaining on life and death. Her hope is to live to see the 2011 NCAA basketball finals. Her dream is to see the Iowa State Cyclones in the Final Four----when Hell freezes over I'd say. She'd trade places with Daniel Webster fighting the Devil to make that fantasy come true. Prior to my arrival I visited in Davenport, Iowa. It's where my children were raised from infancy to high school graduations. It's where I coached and taught and, finally, realized I wasn't the next John Wooden so I sought another line of occupation. I spent time with a former player and student. He's about 54 now and was the finest competitor I ever put on a basketball court. He is a wonderful father, husband and businessman. Know what? He still calls me "Coach"; not Mike or Mr., but Coach. What an honor. His son is a fantastic athlete. Only a sophomore in high school he has varsity letters in football, basketball, track and baseball. This isn't a chump athletic school, either. We watched his son play baseball. Dad didn't say anything about the kid but I knew how excited he was watching him perform. I was the same way watching my youngest play basketball. I never said a word or showed emotion at his games but inside I was bursting with pride and hoped that he played like a star. Every once in awhile I'll remember some thing he did that stands out. I'll recall how he tore apart the full court press against Bishop Hartley. How could I forget how the student body chanted his name toward the end of the State Quarterfinal basketball tournament. It was magical.
Now, just like my former player, my son is a first class husband, father and businessman. I think that's the way God wants and expects it to be and this dad bursts with pride when he sees it.
On Saturday I'll head up to beautiful Ten Mile Lake in Hackensack, Minnesota(pop. 210)and open up the cabin. Minnesota skies are unlike any other place. The pines become a brighter green as the sun shines down on them. The water in our clear spring fed lake is nurtered from the origins of the Mississippi River. Just to the right of our dock a thirty foot birch hangs out over the lake. It's been doing this since we arrived in '94. How it stays in that position is a marvel. A guy once told me I should cut it down. "What're nuts", I said. I wonder how many years it's been that way. It's unique and it's ours.
The fishing on the lake isn't that special and I don't know why. Maybe, when I do snag a lunker, it's the reason I feel like the old man and the sea fella.
So, if you happen to be in northern Minnesota, give us a shout. With 210 people you're bound to find someone who knows MJ Hawkeye. If you don't then drive to the end of Boone Point Road. I'll be looking for you.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's Ass Kickin' Time

Obama's going to find out who's responsible for not getting the job done in the Gulf. He's going to listen to his advisors then go out and kick some ass, says he. Shoot and crap! Have you seen him throw a baseball? By the time it arrives at home plate, on the second bounce, it has pigtails and hair ribbons on it. It giggles, too. Just like a prepubescent six year old girl.
Imagine a confab in the Oval Office with Biden, Emmanuel, Axelrod, Obama and Michelle on how to make a 'real man' out of the boy wonder. There'd be some ass kickin' alright but it wouldn't come from the wimps in BVD's.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Why Is It?

I can name scads of liberals who have given up on the philosophy and turned conservative. I can think of no conservatives who have flipped to the other side. If you can clue me-----------.

D-Day Memorial

President Obama celebrated the June 6, 1944 invasion of Europe with solemnity in honor of the 2,500 U.S. soldiers who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy.
Hail to the Chief.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another Example: Armageddon Is Here

In a protest over the Gulf oil spill, a minor league baseball team is changing the name of batting practice so the players will no longer have to utter the letters “BP.”
The Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League say they will now take “hitting rehearsal.”
Players commonly refer to batting practice as “BP,” the same name as the petroleum company responsible for the massive oil spill that is fouling beaches along the Gulf Coast.
The Manatees are a minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They play near Florida’s Atlantic coast, away from the Gulf.
Associated Press

Finally-It's Been Carved In Stone

From the Las Vegas-Review Journal by Wayne Allyn Root:
"Rahm Emanuel cynically said, "You never want a crisis to go to waste." It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama's presidency. Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within."

Well, duh! Seems as though it took Wayne a few months longer to realize what we dunderhead citizens have known since the days of Joe the Plumber.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Did You Know This?

Did you know that BP has drilled over 35,000 times at different sites in the Gulf of Mexico and this is the very first 'accident' of it's type? If I were a Major League baseball player and got a base hit 35,000 out of 35,001 times at the plate I'd be in Cooperstown before I retired. I didn't know about this nugget of information until I heard it from some pundit; can't remember who but I'm betting he wasn't a supporter of the current administration.
I have a friend who is a retired Shell Oil executive. I should sit down and ask him about drilling. Seems to me it'd be a lot easier to drill in a thousand feet of water than five thousand feet. It's all about politics isn't it. If a company is drilling in a thousand feet can Harry, sunbathing on the beach, see the oil derricks? Does Harry even care? Do aquatic animals give a hoot? Does aquatic life remember five seconds after seeing a derrick? I doubt it. If animals are so smart how come I see so many dead ones lying alongside the road? Now that Boob Boy has banned offshore drilling how many good solid, taxpaying American citizens will be out of work? Reading the blog, Common Cents(thank you, by the way, for putting me on your list of favorites) tells us that the amount of oil lost in the spill to date would satisfy the needs of the United States for five days. Drill, baby, drill!

Friday, June 4, 2010

California: Sort Of Goofy

California deserves itself. The legislature passed a law outlawing the use of plastic bags in grocery stores. Progressivism surely breeds ridiculous laws and costly ones to the economy, too. I've spent a few days in the Golden State at two different times; once in LA and the other in San Fran and the extreme northern part of the state. Lizzie and I had a nice time. The Giant Redwoods were majestic and Frisco was interesting. We did all the touristy things. I grew up a bunch that week; had a gay waiter serve us in a restaurant and didn't think twice about it. I even tipped him and very well.
I could go on and on about California and how "out of the mainstream it is" but why go to the trouble. One of two things are going to occur: the San Andreas Fault will decimate it or government budgeting or lack thereof will make it a ghost state. I have no relatives in California meaning I have no vested interest. What will be will be.

Waxman Drops Bomb: "We Can't Afford Health Care"

Hat tip Flopping Aces:
On Friday, Congressman Henry Waxman D CA, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Finance, was on the floor pleading with Democrat Congressional members they need to push for an immediate 22.9 Billion Dollar ‘Fix’ for Medicare to cover doctor’s fees.

The Bill that was supposed to lower the cost of Health Care has now shown itself to have costs that are spiraling out of control.


It's insanity! The Dow Jones drops over three hundred points today and President Obama extolled the virtues of his jobs program. He's a laughingstock. Four hundred thirty some thousand jobs created in the month of May and 95% of these are government jobs. I believe Congress should have a census every year. We'd never have unemployment. How do we pay for these government positions? Well, we either have to
tax the people or borrow money. I heard a teacher say today that education needs to add two hours a day to the teaching schedule for better learning and it wouldn't cost money from the private sector. It would come from government grants, said she. It's wonder our teenagers can shine shoes with this crackerjack thinking.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Paul McCartney

Yeah, yeah, yeah, he loves you, Obama. Egad! Nuthin' but platitudes for Obama from Paul McCartney as if he's the end all as an administration spokesperson. McCartney ain't so smart. Heather Mills took him for $47.8 million clams. Looks like Ringo turned out to be the only Beatle with brainpower. Who da thunk it?

Can You Say, High Crimes And Misdemeanors?

From Jeffrey Lord at the American Spectator:

In a revelation that will send shock waves through the American political landscape, the Denver Post last night revealed that Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has now reluctantly admitted he discussed "three possible jobs with the deputy chief of staff of the Obama administration -- all contingent upon a decision by Romanoff not to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet."
The White House Deputy Chief of Staff is Jim Messina, a Denver-born Obama aide who served as the chief of staff of the Obama presidential campaign. Messina serves under Rahm Emanuel, the former Illinois Congressman and current White House Chief of Staff.
The Post also published an e-mail from Messina to Romanoff dated September 11, 2009 at 3:24 pm. The e-mail discusses the jobs of Deputy Assistant Administrator for Latin America and Caribbean, and Director, Office of Democracy and Governance. Both of those positions are under the United States Agency for International Development. The third position mentioned was Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
The Romanoff admission -- which comes after months of silence, denials and evasions by the White House beginning in February -- comes on the heels of a letter to the White House from Congressman Darrell Issa and two congressional colleagues demanding access to e-mails and phone logs relevant to the Sestak Jobsgate affair -- the allegation first made by Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak that the White House offered him a job if he would abandon his own Senate challenge to incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter.
On Friday, the White House issued a report by White House Counsel Robert Bauer, saying that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had approached former President Bill Clinton to contact Sestak. The report, which contradicts Sestak, says that "efforts" in the plural were "made in June and July of 2009 to determine whether Congressman Sestak would be interested in service on a Presidential or other Senior Executive Branch Advisory Board, which would avoid a divisive Senate primary, allow him to retain his seat in the House, and provide him with an opportunity for additional service to the public in a high-level advisory capacity for which he was highly qualified. The advisory positions discussed with Congressman Sestak, while important to the work of the Administration, would have been uncompensated."
The positions discussed in the Messina-Romanoff e-mail are all compensated positions.

It's Summertime

In Dublin, Ohio it's the first day of summer. Jack Nicklaus' Memorial golf tournament has officially started at Muirfield Village with the PGA pro's teeing off at 7:20 am. It's great to be here this time of year; sort of like being at Churchill Downs every day except without the horses. My neighbor, along with Jack Nicklaus and two other gentlemen, founded the course and tournament. I call him "Mr. Hoag" at all times, even when I'm in his presence. He's only 16 years older than I but he's as close to Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson as I'll get to on this earth. Mr. Hoag has played Augusta National over forty times and Pebble Beach over one hundred. A few weeks ago Mr. Hoag asked me if I'd like to join Muirfield. I suggested I might not get in because I'd have to get approval from the Board. He said, "Baby, I am the Board and if I say you're in your in". Doesn't make a pinch of difference, though. I'd have to rob more banks than Bonnie and Clyde to pay the initiation fee. Even so, I felt honored.
We reside one hundred feet from the course entrance. Perception is everything. Most folks think our proximity to Muirfield means we're elites when, in reality, we're former Iowans who live in a two bedroom condo; just like regular people!!!
Mr. Hoag gave me four nice passes to all the events. Yesterday, there was a skins game involving Jack, Tiger, Phil and, I'll include Zach Johnson since he's an Iowan. I had the best seat in the house-----watching on television. I'll walk to the range to watch players swing, wishing I was younger and much more limber. I try to emulate them but it's a passing fancy. Then I'll come home, lie on the couch and watch the tournament. My television is very close to the refrigerator and commode. I've become accustomed to the simple things in life.
Once in awhile I'll park my butt on 18 green and people watch. I get a kick out of people and trends. Uh-oh! It just started raining. Gee! Wish I was across the street getting wet. NOT! Anyway, the now thing for men golfers is wearing a Titleist golf cap with sun glasses wrapped around the logo, "Titleist". I've never done this. I'm not that trendy. I think most guys go to golf tournaments to look at the 'eye candy'. There's a lot of that floating around and some of the young ladies aren't afraid to show IT off, either. It's the age old story of the hunter and the hunted.
Tiger's here for the tournament. I saw him on the driving range last Wednesday. Normally, there would be three or four hundred people watching him. On this day, maybe twenty and not very many little ones. This is too bad. Tiger owned the world and now he owes his wife.
I've got my eye on a young man not playing in the Memorial. His name is Mark Anderson and he's a golfer on the Nationwide golf tour. That's the Triple A for golf; just below the PGA. Mark stayed in our home last year in preparation for US Open qualifying. He's going to be a star on tour someday. Mark is a very nice, Christian young man. I like those kind of kids.
Years ago, our high school English instructor told us to have a strong opening and closing when writing. I took care of the former. As for the latter, I'm going to have another cup of French roast and watch the tournament on television.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Politicizing Oil

From Peter Ferrara at the American Spectator:

Democrat talking head Kirsten Powers, writing in the New York Post on May 27, explained what should have been done: "Turns out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration back in 1994 drafted plans for responding to a major Gulf oil spill, a response called 'In Situ Burn.'…The idea was to use barriers called 'fire booms' to collect and contain the spill at sea -- and then burn it off." Powers cites former federal oil spill response coordinator Ron Gourget as believing "this could have captured 95 percent of the oil from the spill." But, Powers writes, "the Administration's chief response so far was to send out Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to do his best impersonation of a totalitarian thug, proclaiming that the government would 'have its boot on the throat of BP.'"

It is too late for the fire boom plan now, with the oil spreading across the Gulf. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal quickly developed another plan to build temporary sand barrier islands off the coasts to absorb the oil and protect fragile wetlands and fisheries. The law requires federal approval for such activity. But perhaps because Jindal is a Republican, the hyperpartisan Obama Administration has failed to even respond to his proposal first made a month ago, except to say that it is studying the idea, while the oil starts to wash ashore.

What President Obama has done instead is to suspend all offshore drilling in the Arctic, at least until the causes and solutions to the Gulf spill are discovered. No applications for drilling permits in the Arctic will even be considered now until 2011. Drilling scheduled to begin this summer under already issued Alaskan leases has also been halted. Investor’s Business Daily explains how this punishes the American people, saying on May 28, "Alaska's Chukchi Sea holds more oil and gas than anyone thought – 1,600 trillion cubic feet of undeveloped natural gas, or 30% of the world's supply, and 83 billion barrels of undeveloped oil, 4% of estimated global resources. You can be sure the Russians won't be as reluctant." Nor will the Cubans and their Chinese partners expected to drill in the Gulf of Mexico off of Florida's coasts as well, just as the Brits and others have not been reluctant to drill in the stormy North Sea.

Ayers, Dohrn And Code Pink Organize Free Gaza Movement

Former Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, reported.
In January, the trio were spotted in Egypt attempting to stir up crowds on the streets with 1,400 other left-wing activists after the Egyptian government refused to allow Free Gaza Movement members to enter the Gaza Strip. About 100 marchers were eventually allowed to cross the border, where they were met by former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh.
BigGovernment quotes author Philip Weiss, who wrote that he witnessed Ayers and Dohrn arguing with fellow activists over whether to accept Egypt’s offer to allow a small number of them into Gaza:
“Dohrn said that the principle of ‘All or none’ was a miserable one for activist politics. You always took what you could get and kept fighting for more. A European man in a red keffiyeh screamed at her that she was serving the fascisti. Her partner Bill Ayers gently confronted him and asked him why he was so out of control. Between getting on and off the bus, Dohrn, who wore a flower in her hair, said that she didn’t like the absolutist certainty of the people on the other side of the police barricades, and having been in the Weather Underground, she knew something about absolutist feeling.”
As political theater, an argument between the aging flower child/domestic terrorist and a fellow traveler over who knew more about “absolutist feelings” would be hard to top.
This wasn’t the first time that the Free Gaza Movement, whose board of directors include well-known leftists Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein, sent vessels to Gaza to deliberately provoke a reaction from Israel.
From the Washington Examiner




1970-100,000 Muslims in the United States
2010-9,000,000 Muslims in the United States
Sharia Law anyone? It is the plan.

My apology for being incorrect. I feel like Mortimer Snerd. M.J.H.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants

This is a nice photo of some "protesters" of Arizona's SB 1070 calling for immigration reform. The Protesters had their fun just outside Candlestick Park in the City by the Bay last Saturday. I especially enjoy placing the accompanying photo on this blog. Che is the epitome of everything good about this country(according to communist A-holes).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Seriously. Had Enough!

Had enough? All you who jumped onto and stayed on the bandwagon aren't you about ready to throw yourselves under the bus? When will you stop making excuses? Only the most hardened of you can hang on and some are making gurgling sounds, or is it a death rattle? The thrill has left the leg of Chris Matthews. Maureen Dowd is making fun of his ears and Bill Maher has him on his crap list.
The Joe Sestak Scandal is so amateurish I could pull it off. One would think the Obama crew would've checked out the fact that Sestak wasn't even eligible for a supposed volunteer position before having Slick Willie jump into the fray with his fabrication.
Did you know there was an oil leak in the Gulf? Not a problem, though. The gang that can't shoot straight has set up commissions to study the situation. Commissions are code for, "we're clueless".
There is a very serious situation in Arizona. During the Nixon administration I warned my high school students that someday we were going to have real problems with illegal immigration. It's all come to a head. Our President makes jokes about it while the folks in Arizona want something done for protection from drug dealers, kidnappers and murderers. Our leader allows this country to be trashed by the President of Mexico before a joint session of Congress while the rule of law in the southwest is being ignored. Shameful, Indeed!
If it weren't so serious it'd be comical but this Obama clown is flat out incompetent. A guy with a zero resume' who has accomplished nothing in life. A fella who has surrounded himself with avowed communists and socialists in his administration. A President with zero business experience who has placed in his administration radicals with no business experience. He has surrounded himself with community activists. You are familiar with activists? They're social workers-----period!
Any American would be hard pressed to come up with anything positive Barack H. Obama has said about this nation. There has not been an utterance of anything patriotic. I've heard not one statement of pride in being a citizen(if he is) of the United States of America.
Eighteen months ago I compared Obama with the character of "Chance the Gardener" from the movie, Being There. "Chance the Gardener" was exactly that; a very simple man living a very simple life tending his flowers. The owner of his estate died and Chance is put on the street. Through a series of circumstances Chance is struck by the car of a rich couple from Washington D.C. They take him in to their home. He has impressed them with his, well, "pensiveness". The couple thinks his name is Chauncy Gardner and he is now surrounded by the movers and shakers of the world's power center. Chance had an IQ of 'functional' and couldn't carry on a coherent conversation.The D.C. elite become convinced he is one of them. In groups of people he says nothing of consequence and this gives the 'snooties' the impression that he is nothing short of brilliant; an intellectual listener and thinker. Long story short; Chauncy becomes President of our country. If you haven't seen this Peter Seller's classic you should. If you don't or can't watch the movie not to worry; we're living it today.