Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Laser-like Focus

Yesterday King Obama signed into law the federal takeover of the student loan business. One lender has already announced the destruction of 2,500 private sector jobs. Estimates are that 31,000 jobs will be lost in the private sector due to this takeover by the feds.

So, it seems, the O administration really has pivoted to what Slow Joe famously called, "that three letter word: JOBS, JOBS, JOBS."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Dinosaur Media: Blind Drunk?

James Taranto at WSJ's Best of the Web Online points out...

See No Evil (Except on the Other Side)
• "Albermarle County GOP's Headquarters Vandalized"--headline, WBDJ-TV Web site (Roanoke, Va.), March 26

• "Brick Smashes Michigan GOP Office Window"--headline, Associated Press, March 29

• "Norman Leboon, Accused of Threatening to Kill Rep. Eric Cantor, Donated to Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign"--headline,, March 29

• "The danger of political violence in this country comes overwhelmingly from one direction--the right, not the left."--Eugene Robinson, Washington Post, March 30

Things A CBS Viewer Never Knows

Last Wednesday we pointed out that no audio or video, despite the presence of hundreds of cameras, has shown up regarding those alleged racial slurs tossed on Capitol Hill. Another week has gone by and still nothing. The dinosaur media reports that it happened but there is zero evidence.

On the other hand the Tea Party Express bus was attacked by Harry Reid union thugs last Saturday. An allegation? Sure. Except this one has video backup right here.

And, by the way, many Democrats came out saying they were being threatened by evil Tea Party activists. But, the FBI has arrested just one citizen... for threatening the life of Republican Eric Cantor and his family.

The Planet Where Burning Money Saves It

Someday I hope to visit (briefly) the planet where you can lower your long term debt by spending $2,600,000,000,000.00

It has to be one odd place.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Remember When?

Not long ago we constantly heard that "dissent is the highest form of patriotism."

Today? Not so much.

You see, the party apparatchik from Beverly Hills, CA has a few questions for you, comrade. Just for complying with the SEC these private citizens will be hauled up before Comrade Waxman's tribunal.

The Prowler has more here.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rightfully Angry

"Should Americans feel ashamed for being angry that those who rule Washington thwarted the popular will? No more than colonial Americans at the trampling of their freedoms.
If the president and the leaders of his party in Congress think the American people are going to roll over and play dead after the biggest government power grab in history, they don't know this country."

-IBD Editorial

Read "Rightful Anger" here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy B-day SanFranGrannyNan

The most powerful woman in US history (snicker) turns 70 today.
Her face turns 39 tomorrow.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dealin' With The Disaster

Failure Was An Option After All

The new socialist medical plan will affect "every American" according to Emperor O. But not quite. The people who passed it carved out an exemption for themselves.

When people in the old Soviet Union were spending hours in line for a bread crust their rulers were partying it up on Vodka and caviar in the Kremlin.

It's always this way with Marxists. They know how to run your life better than you do.
And they always fail.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh No You Dint!

Several days after the allegation that a protester tossed an epithet at some members of the Congressional Black Caucus Sunday nobody has produced video/ audio proof.

However, we know that Joe Biden tossed an F bomb at the signing ceremony for ObamaPelosiReidCare.
And, we hear that when vote 216 was recorded Sunday night Lord Obama yelled "Up yours, honkies!"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lawsuit Filed

Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Louisiana, Idaho, Washington and Colorado joined together this afternoon to sue the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor.

The suit was filed in Pensacola, FL as soon as President Obama signed into law the offensive legislation that passed the House Sunday night.

Now Hiring: IRS Agents to Force Your Compliance

If you thought the "healthcare" debate was about better health, consider this simple fact...

The nearly 3,000 pages of new law doesn't call for the hiring of a single nurse or doctor. It does however require the hiring of 16,000- 18,000 new IRS agents to police your private transactions regarding health insurance.

It is this specific part of the new law that will be challenged by as many as two thirds of the states as soon as Lord Obama signs it into law. Is there any clearer sign that it's about increasing the power of the state over your life and not about better, more affordable medicine?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Way To Stand Strong, Bart

For years I've wondered what the term "pro-life Democrat" actually means.
Yesterday we found out exactly what it means: a hack politician that will sell-out the unborn for a worthless sheet of paper and a liar's promise.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

RIP- Fess Parker

For those of us born in the early 50's he was our first big heroic figure.

I had the coonskin cap. I had the t-shirt.
The LATimes has the obit.

Hooray For Coburn

“I want to send a couple messages to my colleagues in the House. If you voted no and you vote yes and you lose your election, and you think any nomination to a federal position isn’t going to held in the Senate, I’ve got news for you. It’s going to be held.”

-Senator Tom Coburn, MD

"Be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House."

The video is here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Constitutional Size Mass

Idaho isn't sitting around waiting to see if the thieves in DC can push Obamacare through in the dead of night this weekend. Apparently over two thirds of the states are prepared to follow Idaho's lead.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

They'll Be Begging For A Bailout Soon

Chasing the unicorn over the rainbow is expensive.

In LA power bills will go up nearly 30% because the mayor decreed that 20% of the city's power must come from solar and wind.

Good luck.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pop, pop, pop

What's more fun than listening to another day of the "healthcare" discussion?

Playing with virtual, perpetual bubblewrap, of course!

Monday, March 15, 2010


If "the time for talk is over" why do you insist on giving a speech everyday about it?

On more interesting topics than day 390 of "healthcare" blather... it rained Friday but is sunny and clear today. I'm hoping my pre-emergent crabgrass/ weed killing regimen is working.

Seriously. Enough. Time for something less contentious. Like immigration "reform".

Friday, March 12, 2010

Now Batting

Frankly I'm more interested in upcoming books from Rumsfeld and Cheney, but Karl Rove's "Courage and Consequence: My Life As A Conservative In The Fight" is first out of the chute and garnering attention this week.

The Daily Caller interviewed Mr. Rove and it's a good read.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy 10th Anniversary

On March 10, 2000 the NASDAQ touched 5132.50 and President Clinton's approval numbers looked just as grand. What we knew only in retrospect was that the tech market had peaked and the Greenspan/Clinton crash had begun. The crash of March 2000 was the worst stock market crash since the famous one of 1929. It still is, no matter how much the current president tells us he inherited the worst economy since FDR.
The NASDAQ finally hit bottom in October 2002 when it was clear that President Bush's economic program would make it through Congress. That bottom was a NASDAQ of 1100. The Greenspan/Clinton crash had erased 79% of value from the most vibrant market the world has ever seen.

Yesterday the NASDAQ touched an 18 month high and stalled. It sold off on higher volume in the final hour before the close. But here's the sad truth: when it hit that 18 month high it was still 54% off the highs of 10 years ago.
Happy anniversary. It's been a long scary ride for ten years.

Monday, March 8, 2010

10 Seconds To Debunk

Moments ago I had the sound up on FBN where Stuart Varney was interviewing the President of the Vermont Senate about his state's move to shut down its nuclear power plant. The angle for Varney going into the interview was that it's odd that leftist VT is doing this at the same time that our leftist POTUS is pushing (supposedly) for more nuclear power generation in America.

The whole thing went about the way you would figure until Varney pressed the senator for the third or fourth time on where Vermont will get the electricity it needs if it shuts down this plant. The senator trotted out the usual suspects of "renewables" and seemed to really like the idea of solar power. He pointed to Germany's solar success as a reason that Vermont can get a large amount of electricity from the sun. I was still musing on the likelihood of Vermont Greens OK'ing having their land paved over with solar panels when the guy said that Germany currently gets 30% of its power from solar. That set off an alarm. 30% ? I would have guessed that Germany gets less than 5% from solar.

Ten seconds of research showed that Mr. Vermont was full of it. Germany currently gets just 1% of its electricity from the sun.

30% 1% Big difference.

Just a few years ago one would hear such horse crap and not be able to verify that it was totally made up. What a difference the Internet makes.

I expect that Pat Leahy and Bernie Sanders won't be the only dim bulbs in Vermont soon.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Unsustainable, That's What You Are...


Read it here.

The Wisdom of Sad Sack Harry

"Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good."

--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

On The Field of Play

Yesterday our beloved Detroit Tigers opened up Spring Training play against other major league squads with a victory over Toronto. With MLB action underway again we tip our cap to Tigers Hall of Famer, Jim Bunning.

The first Tigers team I saw play at old Tiger Stadium was the 1961 squad. For that reason, and the fact they won over 100 games, they are still my favorite bunch of Tigers-- even over the World Champs of '68 and '84. Jim was a pitching star of that team with a 17-11 record (4th best in the AL that season). He posted a 3.19 ERA over 268 innings pitched. Nobody pitches 268 innings these days but Jim's total was 3rd highest in the AL in 1961. He struck out 194 in '61 and had a 1.311 WHIP, 4th best in the league. Yep, Jim was a star on that great 1961 club that also featured Rocky Colavito, batting champ Norm Cash, Yankee killer Frank Lary, and superstar Al Kaline.

So here's a warm attaboy to 1996 Hall of Fame inductee Jim Bunning. We wish you success in all things.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oh, Canada!

Flying moose...

Giant table-top hockey players chasing a kid dressed like a puck...

Inflated beavers gliding along...

And dancing girls dressed up as RCMP officers.

Ya gotta love Canada.