Friday, October 28, 2011

Meeting the Democrat Voter

Yesterday I was walking a neighborhood for three Republican candidates.  At one home an older man came to the door and spoke to me through the screen door.  It had sliding glass panels in it and he dropped the top one to speak with me.  I held up the three tracts and started to speak and he interrupted “Republican or Democrat?”  I said “Republican.”  He sneered at me and pulled up the window and turned to slam the door.  I turned to leave.  I heard the panel drop and he said “Let me tell you about Republicans!”  I turned to listen to the old coot. 

He went on the standard tirade as if he got all his information from Chris Matthews on MSLSD and the increasingly temporary occupant of the White House.  It was the inflamed ravings of a liberal (democrat, progressive, socialist, whatever) lunatic.  He ended with “If Obama gave away free beer at the ball park, you would still want to make him a one-term President.”  I started to laugh, which probably didn’t help our budding relationship.  He slammed the door. 

This is exactly what I’ve reported in the past about how rude (and ridiculous) a liberal can be.  A Republican might not have time for you, might not want to discuss politics on the stoop, or might not want some stranger banging on his door – but generally they won’t be rude.  It takes a liberal to really get nasty.  When liberals come to my door, since I know that most often than not they are paid – I’m delighted to talk with them.  Generally Republican volunteers are actually volunteers.  But if you get a freak-show on your door step, burn up some commie cash – talk with them.  Better yet, talk to them until they need the rest room and then say “Sorry, I gotta go.” 

Back to my curmudgeon.  Think about how ignorant that last statement was.  If President G.W. Bush had wanted to give away free beer at the ball park I would have opposed that.  A liberal seems to believe that the government is good for “free” stuff.  This cranky bastard thinks that there is “free” stuff out there to be distributed by a benevolent government.  He thinks that government knows better than “we the people” how to spend the fruits of our labor.  That same day Obama on the stump promised to relieve students of some of their college loan debt.  He said it won’t cost anything – how does that work?  That’s a rhetorical question of course – it doesn’t.  I’m sure my curmudgeon would disagree.

He’s a democrat, he’ll probably vote on the 8th . . . . . . twice.  The worst part is that when he dies, he’ll keep voting.  Dead people always seem to vote for Democrats. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Presidential Comparison

 Interesting to listen to the background crowd noise too.  

Not so much: 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Joe Biden and Rape

I know that it is criminally easy to make fun of Vice President Joe Biden.  That is not my specific intent.  Rather it is to offer a conservative solution to the problem that ole dumb Joe identified: 

Rape is not the kind of problem that police prevent.  We would be infinitely more successful in attacking the problem by making our women more resistant to rape.  Given all the noise about the child obesity epidemic hardening our women could begin in schools.  Teach kickboxing, karate, and self-defense to our girls instead of field hockey, volleyball, and badminton.  We’re already blowing around $12,000 per student without much return on that investment, why not change the curriculum to benefit students? 

If we really want to rape-proof our young girls, we could teach them to shoot.  For what we pay to put these kids through school, we could suspend some of the soft subjects (visual arts, performing arts) and with the savings, buy each girl her own lightweight .38 pistol and train her to use it. 

If parents have an aversion to turning their young girls into self-confident pistoleros, then we could substitute pepper spray.  It might be easier for the squeamish leftists to accept if they think of shooting rapists as a really, really late-term abortion conducted by a skilled amateur.  

While some may think this a sexist solution, I do believe in separating boy things and girl things.  We could similarly occupy boys with baseball, football, boxing, and rifle marksmanship.  If we really wanted to give the Nation a boost – pugil stick training

We could use the existing Troops-to-Teachers program to provide the talent.  The military discharges tens of thousands of competent shooting instructors and dynamite role models every year (another two-fer). 

Liberals (Democrats, Progressives, Socialists, whatever) like Joe Biden are capable from time-to-time of identifying a problem.  What liberals are never good at it identifying and implementing solutions.  

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Letter We Want Mr. President

President Obama is said to write two or three hand-written letters a day to answer ten letters from people carefully selected for him by his staff.  It was recently revealed that he has included checks in some as he is frustrated that he can’t help people more quickly

Mr. President, the only letter that we the American people are interested in seeing is your letter of resignation.  That will give everyone an immediate lift.  Fire Joe Biden and then resign.  There is no way that Representative John Boehner will screw things up as bad as you have.  

I'll bet you anything that his staff hasn't shown the President my letters.  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Real Life Up-Close and Personal

I walked a neighborhood on Wednesday and Thursday evening for our Commonwealth Senatorial Candidate.  I like walking better than phone calling and it stops my wife from nagging about my weight – temporarily.  The list provided doesn’t have us visiting every house as most campaigns don’t want to burden us with having to deal with Democrats (Progressives, Socialists, Liberals, whatever).  That isn’t because they don’t think we might be able to turn a mind over from the Dark Side, but rather because liberals can be surprisingly hostile, nasty and rude.  I have encountered people from the political right who are busy, don’t want to be bothered, or otherwise short with me – but never someone I would characterize as hostile or rude.  The other thing that intrigues me is that when I turn onto a street and see a couple of American flags displayed, invariably those houses are among the ones I am scripted to visit. 

This year I have made a concerted effort to knock on the doors of houses displaying our flag that aren’t on the list.  Without exception the person(s) who have come to the door are polite and when they have identified a Party affiliation, they have been Republicans.  Not scientific by any definition – but interesting none-the-less. 

Thursday I came upon such a house and knocked on the door.  The man was friendly, open, and chatty.  He also exposed a part of the Obama train-wreck that I hadn’t considered – the plight of the self-employed.  He told me he had been a realtor for over 20 years and right now he was hanging on by a thread.  He pointed out that the self-employed are not represented in the jobless figures.  He now lives in a house that is $100,000 underwater and feels that in 10 years he will “hand over the keys to BB&T and walk away with nothing.”  His gross income had been cut by over 80% while his expenses had remained the same.  He had drained his savings and retirement accounts to stay afloat. 

He looked me in the eye and said he “had always voted Republican before, but I bought into Obama’s bullsh**t.”  That won’t happen again.  I hope we can save this guy and his family.  I know that none of the economists or pundits who preach gloom and doom remembers what happened when Ronald Reagan took charge.  If this guy can stay afloat until 2013, the cavalry is coming. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Exactly Who is Occupying Wall Street?

Democrat pollster Doug Schoen sent his team in to take a representative sample of the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd. 

You can read the entire article in The Wall Street Journal at: "Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd."

In part his research indicated that:

" . . . . the movement doesn't represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda."

It’s easy to look at the gang out there and laugh at how stupid they look and sound, but Schoen points out why we should take these antics seriously:

What binds a large majority of the protesters together—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education—is a deep commitment to left-wing policies: opposition to free-market capitalism and support for radical redistribution of wealth, intense regulation of the private sector, and protectionist policies to keep American jobs from going overseas.

However on the bright side, history may very well repeat itself.  I hope that Democrats (Socialists, Progressives, Liberals, whatever) aren’t listening to Schoen’s caution.  When liberalism was on full display, the Democrat Party was crushed in the elections in 1968, 1970, and 1972.  I’m working for a repeat with an historic election in 2012.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I am not an Independent

It is interesting puttering around the blogosphere and indeed life in general that you run into so many “Independents.”  People brag about it.  (I don’t know why)  People cluster in groups of “Independents.”  (Doesn’t that defeat the purpose?)  And of course, people take themselves out of the great game that is politics to be “Independent.”  Or perhaps they see advantage to being wooed by the two major parties.  Personally, I don’t get it. 

I’ve never been an “Independent” rather I have always been a Republican.  As I was becoming politically aware Ronald Reagan was my governor so I knew what good governance was and what a good Republican was.  Admittedly we seem to collect your John McCains, Olympia Snowes, and Gary Johnsons – but you also get your Dick Cheneys, Allan Wests, and John Ashcrofts.  But I’m not personally aware of a situation where electing a Democrat (Socialist, Progressive, Liberal, whatever) would have been better than the Republican alternative.  That’s just silly. 

Don’t get me wrong, I do know that there are Republicans who have let us down.  There are Republicans who turned out to be perverts, crooks, and weasels.  However the Republican Party is the only Party that actually tries to eject those characters; the Democrat Party generally embraces them.  Indeed cheating on your taxes and/or your wife appears to be a qualifier of sorts for senior Democrats. 

I freely admit for the 22 years that I was in the Marine Corps I voted by simply looking for the “R” after a candidate’s name.  I was comfortable with that because being a Republican means something for the most part.  In Virginia the Republican Party codifies their beliefs in a Creed that says we believe:

That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,

That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,

That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,

That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,

That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,

That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the
moral fiber of the Nation.

In general, that’s what it means to be a Republican anywhere.  If you believe those things, then a Democrat is never going to make you happy.  If you believe those things and you insist on being an “Independent” then I’m not completely sure that you grasp the reality of politics today.  I don’t see anyone floating around out there in “Independent-Land” that has what it takes to hold office.  Hell, even loopy Congressman Ron Paul is smart enough to side with the Republicans. 

I suppose you are saving $25 a year to belong to your local county committee - maybe that’s what “Independent” means.

Friday, October 14, 2011


You know just about the time I think that things have gotten as stupid as they could get – President Barack Hussein Obama moves the stupid goal posts.  Uganda.  You have to be kidding me. 

I guess that Obama must have thought that after Libya he isn’t a rookie any more.  He states in a letter to Congress (at least he remembered this time) that a deployment of US combat troops to Uganda “is in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.”  Bulls**t.  I guess that we were too busy getting Obamacare rammed up our fourth point of contact that we missed this one.  Anyone recall a rose garden signing ceremony in May 2010? 

The Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, Public Law 111-72 passed in May of 2010 and was signed eight days later.  You can read it here:

I haven’t heard of the Lord’s Resistance Army before and they haven’t ever bothered anyone I know.  I guess we had to send the US Armed Forces to Uganda to chase a few thousand (estimates range between 500 and 9,000) African hoodlums because the 8,000 to 10,000 members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) in the United States are too close to home.  Or maybe Barack is warming us up to fight the very real war on our borders with the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Drug Cartels. 

Arizona, Texas, and Alabama can’t get any help from the Federal government but the far off, land-locked nation of Uganda got the President’s attention on a Friday afternoon at the end of the week’s news cycle.  Apparently our new pal in the world is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of what purports to be a Democratic Republic of Uganda.  Does this have something to do with Uganda being a neighbor of Kenya?  Is Barack concerned about his half-brother next door? 

Don’t worry, the Congressional Budget Office figures that this will only cost us around $28,000,000.00.  That’s about a dime for every man, woman, and child in America.  Looked at from another angle, it’s only one nineteenth of a Solyndra. 

Where the hell is Code Pink when you need them?  Uganda . . . . .for crying out loud, what next? 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

They’re BA-A-A-A-A-ACK

The trouble with “winning the Cold War” was that unlike a “hot” war, there weren’t enough dead communists after it was over.  Of course Liberals (Democrats, Socialists, Progressives, whatever) have always maintained that there weren’t any communists around anyway.  A friend sent this link from the recent unrest in Philadelphia:

Not long after that, another friend sent this video of Idaho State Representative Curtis Bowers speaking to the communist plan to “Grind down America:”

I didn’t buy that right away and went to look for myself.  The list that Bowers refers to can be found here:  "The Naked Communist"   I picked Wikipedia as it is a reliably liberal source and even they laid it out there in all its naked splendor.  This list of communist objectives was written in 1958.  Forty-five goals and I would say that they are doing pretty well. 

When you start thinking about what is happening today with the United States Military, does that call to mind:  #26.  “Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

How about #15?  “Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.”  You guys won – you have one Party hook, line, and sinker. 

I think you guys have #17 in the bag too: “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.”

Does #19 explain the Wall Street demonstrations?  “Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.”

Hey Ann Coulter, here’s why you have written six straight New York Times number one best sellers but can’t get a book review in the New York Times?  #20 “Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.”

Hey – SEIU, we see you in #36:  “Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.”

Senator Joseph McCarthy was vilified for exposing communists.  I guess being a communist isn’t a big deal now if you can walk down Main Street USA flying their flag.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Debate Highlight

I got interrupted and didn’t see the entire debate.  However the part that I did see that made my day was delivered by Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann and Former Speaker Newt Gingrich.  That exchange between Washington Post knot-head Karen Tumulty, Charlie Rose (PBS Free-Loader) and the two Republicans was priceless.  It exposes just how stupid and uniformed the average mainstream reporter really is. 

If you missed it, you owe it to yourself to watch (it begins at 7:40):  

Tumulty in asking Bachmann why no Wall Street bankers have been jailed indicates that she has no understanding of what just happened.  Michelle Bachmann holds school on the news twit who sits there slack jawed.  Then Tumulty turns to Gingrich who she hopes will destroy Bachmann’s tutorial and Newt blasts her in support.  Both the Republicans point out that were anyone to be jailed, they should start with Congressman Barney Frank (Pervert-MA) and former Senator Chris Dodd (Thief-CT).  As an aside, what is wrong with you New Englanders anyway? 

After being frustrated in trying to cover the tracks of incompetent Democrats (Socialists, Progressives, Liberals, whatever) Charlie Rose jumps in with “Clearly you’re not saying that they should go to jail . . . “ at which point Gingrich jumps back in saying that’s pretty much exactly what the two Republicans mean. 

Nothing in recent memory points out the disconnect between the mainstream media and reality than this exchange.  Karen Tumulty and Charlie Rose – you are both certifiable morons.  Speaker Gingrich and Congresswoman Bachmann – Bravo!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It’s the GOP’s Fault

I travel the blogosphere and I’m amazed at the vitriol from the right-wing bench sitters over the Republican Party.  I mean I expect vitriol from the Left (Democrats, Socialists, Progressives, Liberals, whatever) but all this crap from the right still surprises me. 

My favorite comments are about what the “GOP” did or didn’t do.  It’s as if the “GOP” was a person with a mind of its own.  While it is true that the Republican Party has a culture and it can exhibit inertia that pushes it around, it is driven by people.  When the “Country Club” Republicans (that term pre-dates “RINO”) outnumbered conservatives that inertia drove the Party toward Nelson Rockefeller.  When a conservative guerilla movement took over the Party it drifted to Barry Goldwater.  Ultimately that movement was reborn as the Reagan Revolution.  When it comes to the “GOP” - if you are not part of it – you don’t get to complain about what it does.  You see if you aren’t in the boat, you don’t get to steer.

The way this ignorant idea normally manifests itself is stuff like “The GOP picked McCain.”  There are actually people out there that think that a few guys got together at the GOP Headquarters on First Street in Washington, DC and picked John McCain.  I suppose all those elections, caucuses, and town halls were just for show?  Of the twelve major candidates who began the process, McCain was my twelfth pick.  Where were all of those guys who disapproved of McCain when Congressman Duncan Hunter needed a little cash?  Where were they when Senator Fred Thompson needed a few votes?  The answer is that people weren’t paying attention. 

In my experience people never have time to help, but they always seem to be able to find time to complain.  But politics is a participation sport.  Call the whiners before Election Day and they don’t have time to walk a neighborhood, make some phone calls, or kick in a few bucks to a candidate.  However that’s what wins elections.  For those that don’t live and breathe politics, surveys show that the most powerful inducements to vote is having someone knock on their door, hand them literature, and ask for their vote.  If you can’t walk then reaching out by phone is the next best thing.  If you really don’t have any time then write a check to enable a campaign to advertise or keep an office open. 

Believe it or not some people show up at the polls not knowing who they are going to vote for.  Take the day off and volunteer to help the get out the vote effort or hand out sample ballots at the polls.  Many folks know who the top of the ticket is, but might not have any idea who the Republicans are endorsing for School Board.  We had people show up in a gubernatorial election that weren’t aware that there were three amendments to Virginia’s constitution on the ballot. 

Of course if you get up off your ass and pitch in – you won’t be able to complain then – would you? 

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Nose Gets Further Under the Tent

Last week we absorbed the body blow that a faithless Federal government had inflicted the homosexual life style on the United States Military.  They did this in flagrant violation of their oath and duty to follow the law.  Admiral Mike Mullen will go down in history as the man who ushered perversion into the military. 

Of course it wasn’t bad enough that somehow our men and women in uniform were now going to have to deal with homosexuals in their ranks, but “trans-genders” immediately jumped onto the bus.  I wondered at the time what would be next and Thursday that shoe dropped.  Rowan Scarborough reports in The Washington Times that “Activists push for partner benefits for military gays; Network seeks re-enlistment rights for DADT discharges at same rank.”  Swell – how exactly does that work? 

In order for my wife to receive “partner benefits” while I was on active duty in the Marine Corps I had to produce evidence of our marriage.  That document was legal in all 50 US States.  Two homosexuals domiciled in Virginia cannot produce such a document.  If they go to New York to get married next weekend, that document still has no validity in the Commonwealth of Virginia to include its many military bases and stations.  I think this is a ploy to create an entire industry for lawyers to sue the Federal government, State governments, and anyone else who stands in the way of the “Gay Agenda.” 

A homosexual in America has exactly the same rights that I do.  Make no mistake, this isn’t about “equal” rights but rather this is about a super set of rights for perverts.    The United States Military is routinely the most trusted and dependable organ of government – Liberals (Democrats, Socialists, Progressives, whatever) can’t have that.  This action will have the entire system in an uproar for years.  Nice going Mullen you traitor. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


If one were to make a list of the 10 persons most responsible for the meltdown of our financial system two of them would be Congressman Barney Frank (Pervert-MA) and Senator Chris “Countrywide” Dodd (Thief-CT).  So I found it incredulous that the current regime allowed Frankendodd to actually write the bill to repair the damage that they caused.  Add an amendment from Senator Dick Durbin (Moron-IL) and financial disaster is here. 

These three particular stooges have put several poison pills in their legislation that are just now coming light.  Personally, I don’t remember anyone ever complaining about “interchange fees” before.  We all paid them, but they were invisible to us and covered within the price of the good or service that we purchased.  You buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks and you paid a few cents while when you bought a flat-screen TV at Best Buy you paid more. 

You were paying for a service provided by your bank that provided you with a card, a secure transaction, and extended you credit or validated that you had money in your account (debit card).  If you didn’t use your card a great deal or didn’t buy expensive stuff – you paid fair and proportionate fees.  Well – the socialists in Congress and the White House couldn’t have that. 

My son who works in the banking industry pointed out that small banks are exempt from Frankendodd.  That means there is a two tier pricing system now (actually three-tier if you include cash payments).  For example if your Bank or Credit Union is smaller that $10 Billion they could charge a fee for your use of a debit card that might be 2% of the cost of the transaction.  However I have a card issued by the largest credit union in the Nation – so their fee is restricted by Frankendodd to $0.21.  If we both buy a flat-screen television for $1500.00 at WalMart, the store has to send your small bank $30.00 but my credit union gets $0.21 --- shouldn’t I get the television for $1471.79?  Oh – and the really bad news – you probably paid a fee of around $0.08 cents for that cup of coffee – but Frankendodd says that it can’t be any more than $0.21 – what do you bet your cup of coffee goes up about $0.13? 

The government just screwed us again.  The result of making some $10 Billion in fees disappear from banks and credit unions means that we are going to pay for our government’s interference with the loss of free checking, increases in other fees, and most probably unemployed bank workers.  Thanks you Barney, Chris, and Dick. 

Get rid of the bums in 2012 and replace them with people who actually understand what the “free” in “free market” means – Republicans.