Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Typical sane, freedom loving, tolerant Democrats...

Actress Marg Helgenberger: ‘One can only hope’ NRA members get shot

Texas Democrat John Cobarruvias, called for NRA members to be shot

Joyce Carol Oates (author): If a sizable number of NRA members become gun-victims themselves, maybe hope for legislation of firearms?

University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis retweets: Murder anyone who thinks teachers should be armed and thinks that all NRA members should be considered as supporting terrorists

Additional death threats targeting the NRA and NRA members.

Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil is more conserned about the threats posed by guns than drunk drivers (he was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and DUI and though these are clearly not the same thing it does highlight his hypocrisy (he has murdered more people with his car than I have with my gun).

Funny how these oh so tolerant people want to hurt and kill those that they have a difference of opinion with.

These are but a few examples of how the "enlighten left" view those that dare think that the 2nd amendment is just as vital and worthy of protection as the first.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Progressive Democrats continue racist tradition...

Over at Gateway Pundit they have a sampling of tweets from Democrats denouncing the selection of Tim Scott to replace DeMint. As one of the commenters notes, "Truly, the Progressive comments say a great deal about the hate in many a Progressive heart that stems back to the segregation in the deep South perpetrated by Southern Democrats." Democrats have worked hard to promote the idea that it is conservatives and Republicans that are racist but it has and appears to continue to be Democrats that truly are racists. They attack Democrat minorities with the weapons of low expectations and dependency and they openly attack Republican minorities as inauthentic, race traitors and uncle Toms.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Later that same year, on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first "Veterans Day Proclamation" which stated: "In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible."

On that same day, President Eisenhower sent a letter to the Honorable Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans' Affairs (VA), designating him as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee.

In 1958, the White House advised VA's General Counsel that the 1954 designation of the VA Administrator as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee applied to all subsequent VA Administrators. Since March 1989 when VA was elevated to a cabinet level department, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has served as the committee's chairman.

The Uniform Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. It was thought that these extended weekends would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and stimulate greater industrial and commercial production. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holidays on their original dates.

The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. It was quite apparent that the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, and so on September 20th, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. This action supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures, all major veterans service organizations and the American people.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dancing with the stars...

Boy Debbie Wasserman Schultz sure can dance! Watch these video clips. The first of the vote and the second of Debbie's follow up with the MSM after the DNC chair forced the acceptance of the "God and Israel" amendment to the DNC platform.

"It was a technical oversight", right...

"There wasn't any discord ", right...

"It was absolutely two thirds", right...

The vote was taken 3 (THREE) different times and the booing was at least as prevalent as the support. You can see that Villaraigosa is not getting the outcome he wants and does not know how to proceed. Eventually he gets help and is told to just do it. There was no way it was 2/3s in favor. The chair pushed it through in order to try and avoid further embarrassment. They can't even do a honest vote in their own convention.

Even after this was seen with everyone's own eyes, not everyone on the MSM panel can call it like it is and one member tried to cover for the delegates. What a big steaming pile of horse ****! This is the current, inclusive DNC. No room for God, no room for Israel, no room for voters.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Voter Fraud

In Minnesota’s 2008 disputed US Senate election, won by Al Franken — who proceeded to cast the deciding vote in favor of ObamaCare — the margin of victory was 312, but it turned out that 1,099 votes were cast by felons who were ineligible to vote. Many of them have gone to jail, but Franken has remained in the Senate.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Voter fraud in Minnesota

Comparing criminal records with voting rolls, the group identified 1,099 felons -- all ineligible to vote -- who had voted in the Franken-Coleman race.

243 people either convicted of voter fraud or awaiting trial in an election that was decided by 312 votes...

Don't tell me that voter fraud is inconsequential or is too small to matter or does not exist. It is PAST time for voter ID laws for all.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Exec Bullies Chick-fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

As a CFO, Mr. Smith should most definitely have known better than to berate an employee of a company he has issues with. What was he thinking? Well I hope he is satisfied with the results of his smug attitude and behavior.

Don't forget to watch the video. He can't seem to contain his glee while hoping that a near by group of collage(?) kids is planning to hold a sit in. Maybe now he has more time to attend sit ins himself...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pres. Obama, the gift that keeps on giving...

"Solyndra LLC officially released it bankruptcy plan this week. The official word from it is that taxpayers will recover only $24 million of the about $527 million that the failed solar panel company drew from its $535 million federal loan guarantee"

On top of that, the loan was structured so that private equity would have a higher standing during bankruptcy than the tax payers in direct violation of standard Energy Department policy. Do you think it had anything to do with the fact that one of them has close ties to the WH?

The Obama WH is setting a new standard in sleaze and back office deals. So much for all of that transparency we were promised...

Have they no shame?

Obama campaign sues to restrict military voting

The article hypes the military voting angle (which has some merit) but I think the bigger issue is the suits to get the law reversed on the control and verification angle. Specifically the ACLU is part of the suite due to the restrictions placed on poll workers, restrictions placed on vote counters and the stronger voter ID requirements. The ACLU suite opposes the law's limits on poll worker assistance to voters.

They oppose the restriction of "assistance" (i.e. helping a voter complete their ballot). Sorry but if you can not figure out how to complete the ballot maybe you should not be there. I want your vote to be your vote, not that of the poll worker who "helped" you complete it.

I also don't want vote counters trying to determine voter "intent". Sorry, if you could not take the time and care to only fill in one circle or punch (completely) one chad, your vote is invalid and should be set aside. I would like to see some statistics of how many "unclear" ballots wind up breaking Democrat.

Lastly, if you do not have a valid photo ID, no vote for you! It is that simple. You have to have valid ID to get cigarettes, buy beer, travel by plane, drive a car, cash a check, and about 100 other things. Most states offer free or reduced cost photo IDs for people that don't drive.

Any improper vote is one vote too many. In some cases, a few hundred votes in a swing state can make all the difference. Each vote is precious and should be protected. Too many good people died to make sure we could.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pretty good Romney ad response to Pres. OBama's "you didn't build this" speech

As other commenters have noted, it takes a special kind of ignorance to say (and he DID say it) that people that build businesses, did not do it. I know that what he meant to say is that they did not do it on their own but even that is a long stretch. Everyone that pays taxes pays for the infrastructure that makes America possible. That is a given. You get no credit for that but you should also not be put down for that either. It takes a lot of extra effort, will, drive, time and sweat to start up a business and as is said in the ad, most business owners do it on their own. No one helps them make payroll, no one hands them a location, startup money and a winning idea. Each owner has to take their business from nothing to something and make it work every day, day in and day out. Sorry Pres. Obama, they DID do that.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Surprising Moral Case for Free Enterprise.

A good video to watch and share to answer those that say "it is only fair to redistribute"...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Memorial Day History

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.

Local observances claim to be first local springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places. One of the first occurred in Columbus, Miss., April 25, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves, as well.

Today, cities in the North and the South claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1866. Both Macon and Columbus, Ga., claim the title, as well as Richmond, Va. The village of Boalsburg, Pa., claims it began there two years earlier. A stone in a Carbondale, Ill., cemetery carries the statement that the first Decoration Day ceremony took place there on April 29, 1866. Carbondale was the wartime home of Gen. Logan. Approximately 25 places have been named in connection with the origin of Memorial Day, many of them in the South where most of the war dead were buried.

Official birthplace declared in 1966. Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim say earlier observances in other places were either informal, not community-wide or one-time events.

By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.

It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May, as were some other federal holidays.

Some states have confederate observances. Many southern states also have their own days for honoring the Confederate dead. Mississippi celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on the last Monday of April, Alabama on the fourth Monday of April, and Georgia on April 26. North and South Carolina observe it on May 10, Louisiana on June 3 and Tennessee calls that date Confederate Decoration Day. Texas celebrates Confederate Heroes Day January 19 and Virginia calls the last Monday in May Confederate Memorial Day.

Gen. Logan’s order for his posts to decorate graves in 1868 “with the choicest flowers of springtime” urged: “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

The crowd attending the first Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was approximately the same size as those that attend today’s observance, about 5,000 people. Then, as now, small American flags were placed on each grave — a tradition followed at many national cemeteries today. In recent years, the custom has grown in many families to decorate the graves of all departed loved ones.

The origins of special services to honor those who die in war can be found in antiquity. The Athenian leader Pericles offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War over 24 centuries ago that could be applied today to the 1.1 million Americans who have died in the nation’s wars: “Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.”

To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”

original author unknown

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Senate Democrats are Sexist!

A news report in the Washington Free Bacon reports that many Senate Democrats including:
  • Patty Murray (D., Wash.)
  • Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.)
  • Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)
Here are additional Senators that follow Boxer's lead:
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—47.6 percent
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D., N.M.)—40 percent
  • Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.)—34.2 percent
  • Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.)—31.5 percent
  • Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.)—30.4 percent
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.)–29.7 percent
  • Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.)–29.2 percent
  • Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.)—26.5 percent
  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore)—26.4 percent
  • Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa)—23.2 percent
Some of these Senators pay their female staffers as much as 46.7% less than their male staffers.

My personal belief is that any gender pay gap that exists is more a result of group experience and behavior than discrimination but these Senators listed above do not hold those views. In fact they go so far as to pass laws forcing others to pay woman as much as men regardless of level of experience, productivity, education, etc. So, it is only fair to hold them to their own standards.

Call and ask them, "Why do you hate women?"

Monday, May 21, 2012

Why does it always seem that to lefties with causes, no sacrifice is too great for other people to make?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Obama is a birther!

Obama is apparently a birther too!

Home of the free

The lesson here (especially for natural-born citizens) is this: simply by accident of birth, you are born with a lifelong obligation that you never signed up for to finance the corrupt misdealings of the political class. And if you choose to abandon this obligation, they will bar you from ever entering your homeland again.
Regardless of what the propaganda says, this is not how a free society treats people. It might look and feel like a representative democracy on the surface, but under the hood it’s the modern day equivalent of feudal serfdom.
The land of the free has certainly fallen a long way


The modern feminist...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Few of the 23 Million

Over 23 million people have given up looking for work. The current administration does not count these people in the unemployment figures. The actual, reported unemployment rate would be at least 2% higher otherwise. The MSM supports this accounting fraud because it helps "their team". If this were a GOP administration, is there any doubt that each story on the unemployment situation would also include mention of the number of people / percentage of people who have dropped out of the work force?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Occupy Angels

Please, won't you become an "Occupy Angel"? So little can go so far...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Milton Friedman on Donahue (1980)

Just as viewable today as it was then and just as worthwhile.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Korans found in Smelly Sewage, where is the outrage?

Thousands of Korans have been found in the bottom of a sewage canal. Where is the outrage? Where are the riots? Where is the world wide condemnation?

What? You did not know about this? Have not heard about it on the nightly news? No mention in the paper? AP did not cover it?

Wonder why... Oh, there it is, this is all taking place in Pakistan. The perpetrators are not Westerners. Hence no need for outrage and all the rest of the hand wringing that goes along with it.

This is just another example of why I do not want to hear a darn thing about their religious sensibilities and how we need to understand. No. What we need to understand is that radical Islamists will use whatever tools are available to bring down the west. If a bunch of mock rage at a perceived religious slight is what is takes to get the ball rolling, so be it but when you look behind the curtain, you see them doing all and far worst than what they are getting mad at us for.

Monday, February 27, 2012

More "PETA Kills Animals"

Apparently PETA is still at it, killing animals that is. Documents obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services show that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.

And don't forget here...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Voter fraud in New Hampshire

James O’Keefe strikes again. This time in New Hampshire, documenting how easy it is to commit voter fraud when the state does not require a photo ID to vote.