Thursday, December 31, 2009
Terrorists 2, Obama 0
On September 11, 2001 fanatical Islamic beasts took down two buildings, America lead by President George W. Bush responded by taking down two countries. That ain’t “hope and change” that’s the American way of war. Those vicious bastards sucker-punched us and then spent the next seven years wondering what happened to their world. They are off defense now and have gleefully shifted to offense. God help us.
The New Year offers the prospect of returning the House of Representatives and the Senate to adult leadership. I can’t wait for November 2010.
Conservative Resistance – Day 422
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Conservative Resistance – Day 421
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
There is no such thing as a “conservative” or “moderate” democrat – when push came to shove, all of the “Ds” along with the Socialist and the “Independent” ran right off the cliff for the worst piece of legislation in the history of the Republic.
It has never been about healthcare – it has always been about power. There is no way for a reasonable person to justify this wretched healthcare bill unless you see it through the prism of a pure and simple power grab.
It really can happen here. For a very long time I thought that we wouldn’t go like lambs to the slaughter like the English, French, Italians, Germans, etc. etc. – but we did.
I’m proud to be a Republican. I only wish that our leaders in the Senate and House would use less polite but more accurate words like “liar” or “thief” or maybe “prostitute” to describe the other party.
“Liberal American” is an oxymoron – no one who believes in the principles that are the foundation of the country would vote to betray the American people with the paradoxically named Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.
Every democrat has a price. They sold their votes for power and influence, but they sold them just the same. It was bribery and they are no better than simple felons.
Our government stabbed us right in the back for Christmas. Ho, ho, ho.
Conservative Resistance – Day 416
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
You can’t imagine my disappointment when I saw the headlines on Monday morning about the reckless actions of the democrat majority in the Senate. The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act is possibly the worst piece of legislation to be passed by the Senate in my lifetime. That covers a lot of territory given that I was born in 1953. I would like for you to answer some questions for the Virginians you claim to serve:
Didn’t it feel just a little bit larcenous to be voting on such a bill in the middle of the night?
Did you bring home any goodies for Virginians like Senator Nelson did for Nebraskans and Landrieu secured for Louisianans? Or do Virginians just get to pay their tab?
Don’t you feel just a little bit dirty standing there listening to Harry Reid lie to Virginia and the rest of the Nation?
Does it bother you even a little bit that in every major poll Americans oppose what you did by wide margins?
Does it bother you that fewer than 28% of Americans approve of the performance of Congress?
Americans when given the choice between doing nothing and eating the bill that you passed picked “nothing” by an overwhelming majority. Did that occur to you when you cast this vote?
Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to have Fox News do a special bit on how Virginia’s Senators had violated their election promises?
You still have time to vote against this horribly misguided bill. Virginians demand it.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Senator Harry Reid and the remainder of his criminal conspirators passed The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act this morning. How can they possibly get away with this? Why would they put their jobs and their legacies in jeopardy? I think I know. The most severe tilt into socialism was taken under cover of the “emergency” of the Great Depression. Then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt followed a program that kept the Nation in depression, yet he was able to layer government program on top of government program while adding government agencies until the Republic of our Founding Fathers was mired in a morass of government. The seeds of our most recent disaster (the housing collapse) were sown by FDR in the creation of the Federal National Mortgage Association known today as Freddie Mac as well as the Security Exchange Commission that failed to stop the collapse it caused. The nearly bankrupt Ponzi scheme ironically named Social Security was passed during that time. The American people must have felt very much like we do today as a flurry of bills were passed one after another that ultimately had no effect on and little relation to the emergency that was the excuse for their passage. The Supreme Court succeeded in reversing some bills, but they were threatened into irrelevance by FDR and his cronies.
What Democrats know is that FDR today is venerated as a hero to everyone who depends solely on a public school education for their history. Further, Americans don’t remember the bad (perhaps they are too charitable?) like President Jimmy Carter who until recently was the worst President in modern history. So I am sure that Senator Ben Nelson and Speaker Nancy Pelosi believe in their heart that Americans will forget their treachery and forgive their deceit in the years to come and revel in the misery of socialism and taxation that will be their legacy.
The other thing that democrats know is that their march to socialism has been inexorable, unstoppable, and irreversible. The entirely disastrous programs trumpeted as the “New Deal” or the “Great Society” have crippled the Nation yet become as addictive to some as crack cocaine. We have been completely incapable of rolling them back even though they are straggling the life out of our Nation and the magic that freedom and capitalism has created. What will become of the rest of the world once this engine of wealth and prosperity grounds to a halt? I don’t know but if democrats succeed in passing “Health Care Reform” we might find out.
I regret this fatalistic diatribe during this season of joy, but sitting here ass-deep in snow, I am reminded that a lot of people still believe in global warming. As George Carlin said – “You know how stupid the average guy is? Now imagine – half of the people are dumber than him.” I also just watched our rookie President tell everyone what a great and historic piece of legislation The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act is – how “!984” is that?
Conservative Resistance – Day 413
Friday, December 18, 2009
The occupant was bearded though well groomed, graying probably in his late fifties (certainly old enough to know better). We was wearing a coat and tie sporting the ubiquitous lanyard around his neck holding what looked like a Federal security badge (I not positive about that). He looked angry – as do most liberals, but it could have been caused by the stop and go traffic. Most revealing of his thought process was the back of his car which was covered with far-left bumper stickers:
“Carol Moseley-Braun 2004” -The whack-job former Congresswoman who slapped the Federal security cop.
“Dennis Kucinich 2010” – the perennial candidate and all around nut-job from Ohio.
“Abolish the Death Penalty” I’m with Texas where comic Ron White said they installed an “express lane”
And the footprint of the American Chicken – a big ole peace sign
I might have captured a Karl Marx sticker but it was getting noisier in my SUV with my wife screaming about my driving-while writing and everything. That prevented me from maneuvering behind him to actually get a picture.
I sincerely hope that this guy wasn’t driving to a job in the Defense Department, but arrayed ahead of us were all the various branches of government and the myriad beltway-banditry that support our government. You have to hope that one look at this guy’s bumper would have invalidated him for any job within a democratic form of government. However he doubtless fits in with all the other nut-jobs in a variety of Federal staffs. He might have been one of the countless czars appointed by President Obama. I would have been more comfortable had he not had a badge and been wearing the uniform of a fast-food franchise. It just reminded me how harmful this administration is to our government. It will probably take years to get guys like this back to less harmful employment.
Conservative Resistance - 410
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Just about the time that you think that you have heard it all, something new and even dumber comes along. File this under the unintended consequences of going green. The Washington Times reported today that in their zeal to save energy and subsequently money, municipalities have converted regular and reliable incandescent light bulbs to LED lights in their traffic signals. While that probably has no discernable effect beyond dimming the presentation of the signal in temperate climates, it has had disastrous results in colder climates. Read about it at LED traffic lights posing hazard in winter. At least one death has been blamed on the fact that snow and ice accumulate on the LED traffic signals where normal light bulbs would have kept the signal warm enough to melt that same snow and ice. Don’t worry though, the same rocket scientists who came up with the rush to change light fixtures (no doubt at great cost to you and I) are researching ways to melt snow and ice on the new signals. How much will that cost us? Any bets that electricity will be involved? Or perhaps some caustic fluid that melts ice?
Conservative Resistance – Day 408
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Why don’t you quit whining about the mess that you fought to take charge of? Hell you spent more than $650 million for the privilege of leading this country. So lead. Ronald Reagan inherited a bigger mess than you did and he rolled up his sleeves and got to work. It was an uphill battle too because the people who caused the mess were in charge of Congress – your fellow democrats. That’s your problem now – Pelosi and Reid don’t have solutions, they are just going to dig you deeper into trouble. Hopefully you will be faced with the same thing that Bill Clinton faced – a hostile Congress in 2010. If you turn pragmatist, the Republicans might just save your presidency. Keep going the way you are and you better get a sweater and join the last failed president, Jimmy Carter. Four years an out. Music to my ears.
Conservative Resistance – Day 407
Monday, December 14, 2009
Fox News reported today that our benevolent government has said that the distribution of H1N1 flu virus has been slowed by freezing weather. The vaccine is not shipped in climate controlled trucks – the freezing weather would endanger the vaccine were it to be delayed in the sub-freezing weather wracking most of the United States.
It seems too rich that simultaneously Copenhagen is hosting the wacky Global Warming convention. I love the irony of the whole thing. The excuse they give for not being able to handle the first makes the meeting in Copenhagen about the second irrelevant. Is such irony lost on the left? No doubt.
Conservative Resistance – Day 406
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Has anyone ever heard of an NRA convention being attacked by gunmen? How about those loop-hole filled gun shows? I haven’t and I suspect that as long as we have an NRA and gun shows, we won’t. Everyone except a stone-cold whack job knows better than to charge into one of those venues with murder on his mind – why? Because the folks there might just be armed with a loaded weapon. I tried to make that point to our part-time governor Tim Kaine after the Virginia Tech shooting. Liberals don’t get it.
At Virginia Tech one of the victims was an Air Force ROTC student. Honestly I don’t know how far along he was, but within days of reporting for duty as a Navy ROTC student I had a weapon in my hands. Even though my father had taught me how to shoot, I was trained how to handle a weapon, how to care for it, and how to shoot rifles and pistols. That Air Force ROTC student probably had a similar experience. He might have been a year or two away from flying an ordnance laden jet. My point is that were there more guns at Virginia Tech in the hands of people competent to use them, that madman might have been stopped sooner. It wouldn’t be hard to find competent people willing to carry a gun. There would be former military members, hunters, and law enforcement people all over most campuses. Let them carry guns – concealed or not. Those people understand safe handling of weapons, rules of engagement, and how hit a target.
The “Wild West” was much less wild than most people think largely because nearly everyone was armed. Many of the most notorious outlaws were stopped by bands of citizens. It still happens today. Pick up any issue of American Riflemen and you can read stories taken from the news about brave people who stop crimes because they are armed – exactly the way our Founding Fathers intended.
Conservative Resistance – Day 405
Friday, December 11, 2009
I find it particularly ironic that the criticism is coming from the left (Democrats, Progressives, Liberals, Socialists, Whack-jobs, whatever). Massachusetts Democrat Representative Jim McGovern was quoted as saying “President Karzai is corrupt and incompetent. He cheated in the most recent election, and I don’t want any more American servicemen or women to risk their lives for his corrupt government.” You know Jim – that’s pretty much how I feel about the government of Barack Obama.
What makes this such a stark case of the pot calling the kettle black is the Democrat National Committee which along with ACORN has become nothing less than a criminal enterprise. Representatives like John Murtha (D-PA), Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Barney Frank (D-MA), Chris Dodd (D-CT) and so many others have turned their positions in the government into nothing short of a money laundering operation with our money. The Trouble Asset Relief Plan (TARP) is being turned into the world’s largest slush fund while the Stimulus (aka Porkulus) plan is funneling cash into useless and unproductive activities all over the country. We have a 58th Democrat Senator because Democrats stole an election in Minnesota. I still can’t believe that I live in a country that has Al Franken in the government – you have to be kidding me.
Hey McGovern – instead of worrying about how corrupt Afghanistan is, why don’t you ask our Attorney General why he won’t step in and prevent the New Black Panthers from intimidating voters? Why don’t you check the distribution of Stimulus money – the last I heard 83% of it was going to districts that voted Democratic. Follow any check that is written by George Soros and I guarantee you that you will find illegal and immoral activity. By the way - does anyone in your party pay their damn taxes Jim?
These left-wing lunatics “Swift-boated” China’s Chiang Kai-shek in the same manner and sentenced tens of millions of Chinese to die and billions more to live out thier lives in a nation-gulag. We can’t let them do it again.
Is Hamid Karzai another George Washington? No – but Barack Obama isn’t John Adams either. In fact it’s more like Pee-Wee Herman goes to Washington. By the way McGovern, I think you are petty and stupid – how do you like that?
Conservative Resistance – Day 403
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Every opportunity to speak isn’t a platform to try and nail some new and deeply profound statement of world shattering significance. Hell, I don’t even count on him telling the truth anymore.
We don’t need our President to be swinging for the bleachers every single time he gets up to read from the teleprompter. We also don’t need him to continue to attack our former President, the CIA, and our military every time he speaks to nitwits from a foreign country. President Obama didn’t have to ban torture in the United States as we have not ever condoned such behavior. All President Obama did was weaken our reputation among nations. As for closing Gitmo – even he has to see how stupid that was by now.
President Obama – I learned once in business that a valid mission statement fits on a T-shirt – so should your message. I can’t wait until February 2013 when the fawning press starts telling everyone what a great ex-president you are.
Conservative Resistance – Day 402
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
"Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'slow down, stop everything, let's start over.' If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right," Reid said Monday. "When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said 'slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.'"
Reid is most fortunate that our children are brought up in a public school system where they learn very little about their Nation’s history. The Great Emancipator President Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President. It was the Republicans who opposed slavery against a largely Democrat opposition. Indeed even later it was the Democrats who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To break the filibuster and pass the Civil Rights Act President Johnson got the support he needed from Senator Everett Dirksen the Republican minority leader in the Senate. Sounds to me as if the Democrats are the party of wait-a-minute.
Were Americans more in tune with their history and with economics there would be no Democrat Party. One of the great mysteries of my life will be why Blacks in America vote for members of a party who held them in physical bondage until 1865 and then put them in virtual bondage in 1962.
Conservative Resistance – Day 401
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I have always thought that “Environmental Science” is to the greater body of Science what catchup or peanut butter is to fine French Cuisine.
It appears that the Global Warming Wackos would further their own cause more if they stayed at home and planted a tree instead of eating caviar after being delivered to Copenhagen in a fleet of more than 140 private aircraft and being squired around in more than 1200 limousines. Can you say “hypocrite?”
Amidst all this global whining about carbon dioxide levels, Leighton Steward of Speak Out America (http://speakoutforamerica.com/) points out that CO2 is essential to plant life and higher levels are responsible for an increase of as much as 12% in plant growth that is aiding in feeding the planet’s growing population.
Conservative Resistance – Day 400
Monday, December 7, 2009
No doubt this irresponsible public terrorizing has been a great boon to Purell, Clorox, and individual Communion portion makers – but it has done little to help the general public. Oh – we are probably all a little bit cleaner and no doubt some avoided the flu who might otherwise have caught it – but at what cost? There is a financial cost in things unnecessarily purchased and a cultural cost of replacing hugging and handshakes with “fist bumping.”
In the governing-by-emergency of President Obama, the swine flu made for perfect theater. Scare the daylights out of everyone in order to do things that would otherwise be impossible and spend, spend, spend. How did the government manage the emergency? Abysmally. No doubt the swine flu is out of the news for that reason – why continue to trumpet a non-existent danger when they are hopelessly behind in the production and delivery of vaccines? While production has a biological problem (the egg production method was unpredictably slow) the distribution methodology selected (individual syringes vice bottled vaccine you fill syringes from) slowed delivery and added untold expense to the process.
Another example of President Obama’s self-licking-ice-cream-cone. Create an emergency then propose yourself as the only solution. Healthcare, Housing, Swine Flu, Jobs, and the list will go on. Democrats are completely unsuited to governing – let’s vote the bums out.
Conservative Resistance – Day 399
Friday, December 4, 2009
The phony science that has given birth to a movement is on full display with the leaks from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. From the very beginning there were plenty of voices speaking out against this ridiculous proposition. No one was arguing for pollution, but rather they were arguing against destroying our economy to prevent a fantasy.
I have never understood why anyone would trust these folks anyway. Today (12/4/09) the weather reports are all a buzz over whether or not the Washington DC metro area will get snow tomorrow. They don’t know for sure, certainly I would not risk the future of the free world on their predictions. Yet we are going to listen to people who predict with great certainty what the temperature will be in 2110. We are going to bet the World economy on these hysterical ninnies.
For anyone who still has confidence in these modern day Chicken Littles I recommend that you watch “Little Ice Age: The Big Chill” the next time they play it on the History Channel. While I found the effects of that weather on history fascinating that isn’t what I walked away with. Even though it happened during recorded history (1300-1850) these climate geniuses don’t have a clue as to WHY it happened. There are plenty of theories about why there was a mini Ice Age but no consensus on why it started and why it stopped.
In my lifetime we have allowed industries to be crippled and untold billions of dollars to be added to the cost of our modern day conveniences – all to satisfy these chattering knuckleheads screaming about planet destruction. Now these same geniuses are going to gather in Copenhagen next week to plot the continued destruction of our economy and our lives. Madness.
You can preview the insanity at: http://en.cop15.dk/ Go ahead and take a look, your tax dollars probably paid for it. Then bounce over to the Heartland Institute (http://www.globalwarmingheartland.org/) where they have been fighting this foolishness with facts.
Conservative Resistance – Day 396
Thursday, December 3, 2009
While I think that the cadets of West Point were probably schooled on what might or might not be appropriate, it is highly unlikely that they would have been muzzled. I guarantee you that if Obama had said “I want you to win!” or “Go out there and kick some Taliban butt!” with just a little bit of authority in his voice, those cadets would have come out of their seats faster than Nancy Pelosi did at Obama’s joint address to congress (when he lied about health care).
Suffice to say that the men and women of West Point weren’t buying it – and I didn’t either. It is ironic that we now have the most finely honed, most deadly efficient military that the world has ever known. The only problem is that we don’t have a leader worthy of their loyalty.
Conservative Resistance – Day 395
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The other thing that President Obama is consistently guilty of is that he is constantly seeking approval. If I was a psychiatrist I would probably say it was because his no good Commie Muslim father dumped him and ran off. He strung together a sickening list of excuses, revisionist history, and platitudes that are standard Obama fare. “I didn’t do it, it’s not my fault, and the dog ate my homework.” If you are in an army Stryker Brigade or a Marine Infantry battalion and you watched your President dither for 94 days about a subject he should have been totally immersed in, what would your opinion be? Our Excuse-Maker-in-Chief said that no plan that he was presented deployed any troops until 2010 – he said that on 1 December 2009. Doesn’t that make 2010 only 30 days away? It was over 4 months away when he got the plan that his general was asked to provide.
Lastly, even when President Obama does something good – he ruins it. He decided to give his general 75% of the combat power that he asked for and then told our enemies when they can expect relief. At the end of the speech he looked very determined, even presidential as he looked into the camera and said precisely . . . . . . nothing. With the whole world watching to include our enemies, why not say “We will defeat you?” What is wrong with victory?
Congratulations stud – you made a decision. Guess what? This is the big leagues, you can’t dodge decisions anymore.
Conservative Resistance – Day 394
Finally, a Commander-in-Chief . . . . . . . sort of.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It probably was a disturbing reminder to our new President that he too could be removed from office if he steers the path of Saul Alinsky rather than George Washington.
Did anyone see what the Honduran people did last Sunday? They elected the anti-Zelaya and conservative candidate to power with 56% of the vote.
I wonder if President Obama and Secretary Clinton keep hearing the mantra I keep hearing in the TV commercials for “Land of the Lost” – “Do you ever get tired of being wrong?”
Conservative Resistance – Day 393
Days with out an Commander-in-Chief - 94