Sunday, January 31, 2010
A new resident of Heaven walks into Saint Peter’s office where the walls are covered with clocks. One appears to be broken as the hands are not moving. He is told that it is a Pope’s clock and in heaven the hands only move when the Pope tells a lie. Interested the man asks if everyone has a clock and is told that they do. He asks to see Barack Obama’s clock and is told to look up – the hands are moving so fast that Saint Peter is using it as a ceiling fan.
Funny in a tragic sort of way. But what I found really interesting is that the last time I saw that joke was during the agony that was the Clinton administration. Isn’t it amazing that though President G.W. Bush and Vice President Cheney are widely accused by liberals of lying, that joke never surfaced as a Bush clock or Cheney clock. It is probably because even the most ardent liberal knows that Bush and Cheney were men of honor and that we could trust them. They weren’t liars. Not so with Clinton and Obama who are both serial liars, but it doesn’t stop there.
Think about the very public and unabashed lying that is going on. If you discount Governor Mark Sanford’s lie to cover up his Argentinean tryst, the public liars are all Democrats: Nancy Pelosi (CIA Water-boarding), Tim Geithner (Taxes), Charlie Rangel (Taxes), Tom Daschle (Taxes), Chris Dodd (AIG bonuses and sweetheart mortgage deals), Barney Frank (everything financial), Harry Reid (Health Care), and John Edwards (everything sexual). Of course the mother and father of all liars is late comer President Barack Obama who seems bent on making up for lost time. Looking through the transcript from his talk to Republican House members in Baltimore recently there seems to be a lie in virtually every paragraph. I found the video and a full transcript at The Huffington Post.
To those who would say that there is no moral difference between Republican and Democrats – you couldn’t be more wrong. There seem to be just enough bad Republicans to give fodder for the left-wing kooks, but being a liar seems to be a prerequisite to being a Democrat office holder.
Conservative Resistance – Day 453
Day until the November Election - 275
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I guess that using a pistol to pop Tiller in the head at close range is a bigger sin than using a sonogram to locate a baby’s head and then ramming a metal suction probe into it to suck out the brain. In both procedures a human head is irretrievably damaged – but for some reason Tiller’s death is a crime while the untold thousands of babies that died at his hands is not. That is too bad.
I guess Joseph Stalin was right when he said that “one death is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.” That certainly seems to be true in America where abortion supporters are crowing about the conviction of Reoder for one death while more than 40 million babies have been killed since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand legal. The prosecutor said that Reoder’s act was planned and deliberate – so was Tiller’s act of plunging a suction probe into the head of thousands of babies. Scott Reoder might be in jail tonight, but I suspect that George Tiller is keeping Teddy Kennedy company in a particularly nasty corner of hell. I’m glad that Tiller is dead. Maybe it will make other abortionists rethink their murderous occupation.
Conservative Resistance – Day 452
Days to the November Election - 276
Friday, January 29, 2010
I actually expected better. I thought that he might have admitted a mistake or two and extended an olive branch – he did exactly the opposite. He is planning; indeed he is eager to double down on disaster. While some are reeling at the “unexpected” bad news – this is exactly what the Congressional Budget Office said would happen if the Porkulus (aka Stimulus) package was passed. CBO predicted that it would be worse for the economy and the recovery than doing nothing at all. This is a consequence that the Porkulus bill shares with nearly all Democrat solutions. Yet the President states unabashedly that “all economists” agree. That is patently false – it is a bald faced lie – and he knows it. That was his lead-in and it got worse.
Purely by accident I caught the tail end of a special about Saddam Hussein on The History Channel yesterday. In the closing hours of Hussein’s life he was still convinced that he could talk his way out of a death sentence and back to being in charge of Iraq. That recalls stories of Adolf Hitler in his bunker ordering around non-existent divisions as the Soviet Army was attacking into the suburbs of Berlin in World War II. That was the vision I was getting of President Obama’s particular brand of insanity.
Heaven help us. I notice from my mail and e-mail that the political season leading up to the November election has begun. It is time to pull ourselves out of this nightmare. It means walking neighborhoods, working phone-banks, and sending money to the right candidates. The other side is going to franticly try and hold onto power – time to show them the door.
Conservative Resistance – Day 451
Day until the November Election - 277
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I said, “I’m very sorry to hear that. I served for 22 years in the Marine Corps and it can’t always be someone else’s son.” I don’t think piggy got it. He responded that you could catch a bullet right here at home. I replied that you wouldn’t if you were behaving yourself. That kind of put a damper on the conversation. Neither the mother or father came to the defense of their idiot cow son, they just looked down. No doubt ashamed – or maybe afraid – I don’t much care which. The clerk quit whining about the number of hours the store was allotting employees and shut up as well. They completed the remainder of their transaction in silence. Better. Fatty waddled out into the parking lot as the clerk totaled my five items. As I left I wished her “step-grandson” well and she thanked me.
Now I am packing way too much weight, but this kid was huge by comparison. I bet he can’t figure out why a 350 pound sort-of-college dropout can’t get a great job. Hell – I have news for him – the army wouldn’t take him either. What a piece of crap. I saw them across the parking lot – probably oblivious to how much contempt and revulsion I have for them. I toyed with enlightening them, but I had better things to do. I bet you they voted for Barry.
Conservative Resistance – Day 448
Days to the November 2010 election - 291
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Honorable James Webb and Mark Warner,
Ironically enough, the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts may well have saved you and your colleagues from making a series of disastrous mistakes. Had you been successful in getting that Health Care monstrosity signed into law; the effect on the Nation would have been catastrophic. The effect on the Democrat Party would have been entirely satisfying – it still might come this November. You have a chance to recover; I hope you don’t waste it.
First – dump Health Care as an issue. It never was an “emergency” and you know that. Put a bullet in Cap and Trade while you are at it. Focus on shrinking the Federal Government and cutting taxes. I think that a good start would be to cut Congressional expenses by 15% and cut Congressional travel allowances by 50%. Show a little leadership.
Halt the ruinous Stimulus spending immediately. Eliminate any authorization for spending that hasn’t already taken place. Plow the recovered TARP money right back into the Treasury to eliminate debt. Impose an immediate spending freeze on all discretionary government spending. While exempting the Defense and Homeland Security budget, impose an immediate 10% spending reduction on all branches of the government. Follow it with another 10% reduction next year and the year after that.
Save the country Billions by stopping the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and try all those vicious murders there instead of New York City. I like Scott Brown’s idea – spare no expense in killing or capturing terrorists while eliminating expenditures to defend them.
You have been given a second chance to do the right thing. You and the rest of your Party were hurtling towards a cliff and dragging us along with you. Reverse direction now.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Watching Nancy Pelosi choke out that there weren’t enough votes in Congress to pass the health care debacle was splendid.
Then Thursday the Supreme Court struck a blow for the First Amendment by rolling back part of the McCain-Feingold affront to the Constitution. See “Supreme Court Upholds the First Amendment” at MyHeritage.org.
But the week wasn’t over – in all the jubilation Air America folded up the communist flag and went off the air as well. I only stumbled across their hate-filled screed once, but apparently no one else was listening to their crap either.
Let us keep up the intensity through November – can you even imagine how good it will feel to see Harry Reid go down to defeat? And watch a new Republican Speaker of the House sitting over Obama’s left shoulder at the State of the Union in 2011? Stay the course – keep fighting.
Conservative Resistance – Day 444
Days to the November election - 284
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Further, what a wonderful gift for our lame-duck President on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. Happy anniversary Mr. Obama, now you know what it feels like to be caught in a tsunami, a freedom tsunami. We will hear a mournful wail from Karl Marx’s corner of Hell come this November.
Conservative Resistance – Day 442
Days until the November Election - 286
Friday, January 15, 2010
Haiti is governed by one of the world’s most corrupt governments just as New Orleans has been crushed under despotic and corrupt rule by democrats. Like New Orleans, Haiti has been the recipient of billions of dollars of aid that has disappeared like smoke into various projects that don’t solve any of their problems. As a direct result, Haiti like New Orleans is not ready to be helped. Hearing about aircraft circling over Haiti that can’t land with their cargoes of relief supplies is reminiscent of Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans screaming “I need 500 buses man!” while more than 2,000 of his school buses sat immobilized underwater. Remember Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco emphatically stating that she needed “everything” we had immediately? Even though she had no idea where it would go, how it would be distributed, or what she actually required. No doubt Blanco had no clue as to what “everything” meant to the people she was talking to.
New Orleans couldn’t receive help because democrats just like their socialist brothers and sisters in Haiti are focused on preserving power and harvesting the perks and privileges that come from public office rather than serving the people of their communities. The essential and important responsibilities of government get lost in all the delivery of gifts to supporters and the social engineering of their various communities.
Haiti is a nation of 10 million people and the size of Maryland yet it only has two paved aircraft runways and only one longer than 5,000 feet. Makes you wonder what they did with the $8.9 Billion in aid they have received from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. I guess the projects weren’t “shovel ready.” It also makes it hard to help them. US assistance to Haiti averaged $200 million a year 2004 through 2008 from USAID alone. Further an estimated 4 million Haitian people overseas send home $1.5 Billion each year.
I know that it isn’t politically correct to say these things while people are still buried in rubble – but then again – when will we confront the utter folly of our foreign policy? Don’t give these socialists money – give the people freedom. That’s where I believe President G.W. Bush was right. If we export democracy everyone is a winner.
Conservative Resistance – Day 437
Days to the November 2010 election - 291
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I suspect that it is President Obama’s third-world mentality that makes him leap to the assistance of Haitians while largely ignoring the safety and protection of the citizens of this nation. Though we have poured billions of dollars into Haiti, shed blood in its defense, and provided a refuge for the Haitian Diaspora, I’m sure that Obama doesn’t feel that we have done enough.
I’m not suggesting that we should ignore the suffering the Haitian people, rather I think that we should provide a measured response. There are only 10 million people in Haiti – considerably less than that now. We shouldn’t pour all the available treasure of the United States into this island nation that has effectively resisted all our best efforts to raise them out of poverty, corruption, and dictatorship. Besides, Detroit under democratic leadership is in worse shape than most Haitian communities.
We see our Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense altering their established schedules to address this natural disaster – why? I suspect that the response of the entire Obama administration is more designed around the prospect of finally getting a good headline rather than any real need to move heaven and earth to help this tiny island nation. It fits right into the typical liberal recipe for feel-good; give someone they pity your money.
What I found most absurd is the vision of the President of the United States on the telephone with the leaders of other nations to “coordinate” the international response. Think about it. You are Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the phone rings – it’s Barack Obama.
Harper: “Hey Barack, wasssssss-up?”
Obama: “Steve, I’ve just about bankrupted America and now we have this catastrophe in Haiti. Can I count on you guys for some help?”
Harper: “Haiti? Wow – I had no idea. Sure Barack, happy to help. I’ll see what we can do. I guess we owe you since you have taken over down there the value of the Looney has exploded over the dollar.”
Obama: “No problem bro, I’m putting the socialist mojo on these folks. We’ll join you soon under the flag of good ole Karl Marx.”
Harper: “Hold it Barack, where the hell am I going to go to get healthy if I get sick?”
Conservative Resistance – Day 436
Days to the November 2010 election - 292
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
“He was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” as he said privately.”
Now Harry Reid is a lot of things. Socialist, buffoon, and thief come immediately to mind – but I don’t think that Harry Reid is a “racist” in the classic definition of that term. But like all racists he sees and evaluates people by outward appearance rather than the content of their character or intellect.
I think that like most democrats Reid looks at a black person and immediately assumes that there is a 90% chance that he can count on their vote. Reid no doubt believes that he has earned that vote because of his stated feelings about minorities. Reid no doubt believes that he has purchased minority loyalty with legislated programs that you and I pay for but mire minority populations in poverty. I’m equally sure that Reid believes that he will earn the everlasting loyalty (and more importantly votes) of blacks by destroying the American health care system in favor of a one-size-fits-all wretched government administered fiasco. Given that, I don’t think Reid is a by-the-book racist, I think he is actually much worse.
As a cold political observation, Reid’s words were largely correct. Anyone who has gone and sat for awhile in an inner city shopping center would understand that there is an underground and utterly destructive culture largely confined to the black community. Our inability to confront that fact and the completely irresponsible and cowardly behavior of American leadership (including those who happen to be black) has sentenced this underground population to poverty, ignorance, and despair. If someone like comedian Bill Cosby tries to confront this – he is savaged by the left wing. As a result the promise of America remains out of reach for millions who self-identify as hyphenated Americans. Those people are also largely unelectable to public office except in some areas largely confined to inner city populations.
We don’t need to argue endlessly about what is and isn’t racist and who is and isn’t a racist. Rather we need to focus on the very real reasons why some people even after the expenditure of trillions of dollars over decades – still can’t make it in America. Harry Reid is certainly part of the problem, but not in the way most pundits are discussing the subject. Until we can honestly discuss race without people going high order, we can’t fix the associated problems.
Conservative Resistance – Day 435
Days until the November Congressional elections - 293
Friday, January 8, 2010
One of the most memorable examples of men at war from my days of studying such things dealt with the American attempt to sink German submarines in World War II. Our brain trust decided that the best way to destroy German submarines was from the air with depth charges. The scientists determined the range at which an air plane crew would see a submarine and then determined how long it would take the plane to deliver the depth charge to sink the submarine. Their calculations included an estimate of how deep the German submarine would dive based on when the crew would see the airplane. So the depth charge was set to explode at the depth which the submarine would dive to at maximum speed while the airplane closed the distance.
They didn’t sink any submarines. You see the sailors on duty in both countries weren’t paying attention. When behavioral scientists studied the problem, they found out that the sailors in the airplane weren’t really paying attention after a short time in the air and more often than not didn’t see the submarine until after they over flew the thing. Conversely, even though his very life depended on it – the submarine sailor on watch didn’t see the plane until after he heard the engine noise. Returning to the lab the depth charge fuses were reset to accommodate the fact that the aircraft would have to turn around after over-flying the sub to attack it while the depth of the submarine was determined by factoring the time it would take the sub to dive only after it heard the aircraft overhead. They started sinking submarines.
Whether they serve in the CIA or TSA or the FBI, we can’t beat these guys waiting for them to come to us – it doesn’t work that way. There are too many people involved that have to be paying attention all the time in order for the system to work. We may be able to tighten things up a bit, but the only way to win is to go after these vicious barbarians where they live. We need to stop flogging Homeland Security and inconveniencing airline passengers and go out and kill terrorists.
Conservative Resistance – Day 430
Days to the November 2010 election - 298
Thursday, January 7, 2010
As my good friend Peter would point out, Dodd is a poster child for term limits. The abuse of power by Dodd is truly amazing, his deceit staggering. Dodd may very well be the man most responsible for the Sub-Prime Mortgage crisis that launched us into the current economic malaise. It was Dodd’s staunch support of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that prevented Republicans as early as 2003 from addressing the systemic problems with those organizations that were a gift from the Clinton administration.
We should put Dodd and Barney Frank together in the same jail cell. What a despicable pair.
Conservative Resistance – Day 429
Days to the November 2010 election - 299
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I don’t know how we launched from college football into politics, but I think it was when he said that there were no differences between Republicans and Democrats – I can’t leave that one on the table any more. He asked me what the difference was and I told him it was their value systems. “Like what?” he challenged. The first thing that came to mind was abortion. He countered with “I look at it as choice.” I acknowledged that in the context of the 1960s that could be one way of looking at it – but I pointed out the if he were to watch the Discovery Channel he would find a program called “In The Womb” where a variety of creatures like sharks, cats, dogs, etc are shown in the womb. There is no question in the mind of the folks doing that program that the tiny sharks in their respective mother’s wombs are sharks long before birth. Couple what the technology of sonograms tells us about life at conception with the barbarity of late term abortion and the difference in values between abortionists and non-abortionists is profound. He changed the subject.
“Well they are all liars.” This guy bought into every whacky assault from the left on the right. He brought up the Valerie Plame affair “they were guilty because someone went to prison for it.” No – Scooter Libby was at worst unfairly prosecuted for having a faulty memory and it happened after the special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had full knowledge of where the leak had actually come from. I’m still angry at President Bush for not pardoning Libby. Fitzgerald had nothing, but he had to screw someone after wasting all that time and money so he skewered poor Libby. The only persons that lied throughout the Valerie Plame affair were Plame herself and her hapless husband Joe Wilson. Our dangerous man said that he didn’t know what the ”truth” was and I told him, “You just heard the truth.”
When I pointed out the gross and obvious lies told to us by everyone from Obama to Pelosi to Reid and the virtually endless list of fellow democrats, he trotted out the only thing that the left has – “Bush lied about Weapons of Mass Destruction to invade Iraq.” Amazing – they are sure getting a lot of traction out of that one. First of all, the military did find Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Iraq. They found it in both shipping and weaponized form. They found mustard gas in artillery shells and they found deadly Sarin gas in ampoules. Evidence that the Iraqis planned on getting back to a robust nuclear program was found as well. There is anecdotal evidence from well placed sources in the Iraqi military that given the long period of time available to Saddam Hussein prior to the invasion, the entire nuclear weapons program was shipped to Syria. Just because you don’t find something doesn’t mean it wasn’t there – it is very difficult to prove a negative. The funniest thing of all is that no one wanted us to believe that he had nuclear weapons more than Saddam Hussein. America was the secondary target though – his first target was Iran. He desperately wanted Iran to believe that he could nuke their ass if Iran attacked Iraq. Many of the actions of Iraqis in dealing with Americans and most particularly inspectors from the UN are totally unfathomable if indeed the Iraqis weren’t hiding a nuclear program. Throughout the period following the first Gulf War Saddam Hussein was playing a cat and mouse game with the UN inspectors with the sole purpose of keeping his nuclear weapons programs secret – it seemed. Well the joke was on him and he is dead now – but the left persist in maintaining that Bush lied.
The standard liberal talking point arose that the invasion of Iraq didn’t have anything to do with the events of September 11, 2001. That may be true, but the eventual invasion of Iraq would have had to happen even if 9/11 had not happened. There were 10 specific reasons mentioned in the United States War Resolution and only one was about the possession or possible possession of WMD. It might have been the most important issue to Democrats and others, but it wasn’t the only reason to overthrow Saddam Hussein and his barbaric and unstable regime. Did Bush lie? Absolutely not.
Our discussion of lying lead to how Democrats and Republicans dealt with problem members. The most obvious was the way Democrats locked in to protect serial cheater and pathological liar Bill Clinton as opposed to how aggressively Republicans have tried to get rid of Governor Mark Sanford. Of course the side issue here is that Bill Clinton wasn’t attacked for his wide-spread marital fidelity, rather he was prosecuted for perjury. There was more, but you probably get the idea.
People like this are dangerous because they consider themselves to be well informed. They are not intellectually curious about much of anything but rather they buy the narrative from the left hook, line, and sinker. They vote, guided by passion unfiltered by facts. To be sure there are enough Republicans who stain themselves with a variety of problems to give a kernel of truth to their argument – but again, Republicans generally handle those guys in a very different manner.
Conservative Resistance – Day 428
Days to the November 2010 election - 300
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Why didn’t we kill Umar in Yemen? It is becoming increasingly obvious that we had information on training camps in Yemen. We should have bombed them or used resources in the Yemeni government to destroy those training camps. We will know that we are doing the right thing when we start hearing nearly daily announcements in the news that terrorist facilities are being attacked in Yemen, Iran, Syria, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, and a host of other countries. No doubt they will complain, but our response must be – “If you aren’t going to kill them, we are.” If they start screaming about collateral damage then we are hitting the mark.
Why are we treating these vicious bastards like criminals? Umar should have gotten a one-way flight on a military aircraft in the dead of night to a cell in Guantanamo Bay and head of the line privileges on the water board. Once we drained him of information he could meet American military justice already authorized by Congress. Following that, he can contemplate eternity in a custom built cell. No 72 virgins for Umar. For Umar to have had the opportunity to lawyer up and remain in the United States is ludicrous in the extreme. There are precedents for treating foreign nationals differently than American citizens – there is no reason to change.
Why haven’t we declared war yet? Though there is no specific country to aim a declaration of war at I’m sure some slicky-boy lawyer could put together a document that would cover all the bases and clarify our relationships with people that are captured or killed in the War on Terror. It would clarify Umar’s status as a war criminal rather than a common criminal. A declaration of war would also shut up all the libertarians on the subject. A declaration of war will also untie the hands of the military and if written broadly enough, put all nations in the world on notice that if they harbor or aid terrorists they are going to pay dearly. It is a mistake for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, CIA, and Coast Guard to be at war when the rest of the nation isn’t. President Obama has pledged that he would use “all elements of National power” in this fight – but he isn’t and he won’t – yet another lie. A declaration of war would be a step in the right direction.
Conservative Resistance – Day 424
Days to the November 2010 Election - 304