Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This Sums It Up


Tuesday, June 29, 2010


It would be for the greater good if all Americans were as creative as Conservative Cowgirl.

She sets the standard for the masses!

OMG UPDATE! 7.1: Can you believe it? Now the egg-head himself, the founder of the largest union ever to exist - and fail - is pictured with a bottle of the delicious and capitalistic Leninade! He sure gets around!

All Smiles

Have you noticed that nearly all the images of Kagan in the media show her smiling?

What a sweet lady.

So deserving of a fair shake.

Imagine how proud her family must be.

All the hard work finally pays off.

And you know we'll see the founders' intent in each of her opinions.

Remember when those mean Republicans ran the show?

Not a sense of humor among 'em.

UPDATE - 1 Hour Later... We swear this wasn't planned. Where did the smile go, and what's up about telling us what we can't eat? Wasn't that tried in 1930 in the Ukraine? Next they'll be saying we must have some experience before pursuing a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court...

The Unemployment Story

An animated tour of month-by-month employment changes by county. Click image below to go to Slate's interactive map.

The image above shows November 2008 employment data. Red. Communism Red. Change.

Pete Stark - Arrogance

This is a frustrating ten [more] minutes of Democrat Party arrogance on display. Pete Stark D-CA:

"Coach" Luis Garcia is Stark's opponent this November.

UPDATE 6.30: Another candidate running against Stark: Chris Pareja.

U/T: The Ugly American at Knowledge is Power

Monday, June 28, 2010


Weren't we told to head down South and eat the fish?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Renounce, Comrades!

From The Epoch Times, a set of nine articles on the history and decline of the Chinese Communist Party:

As of June 23, 2010, 8:25 am EST, 75,534,880 people have submitted statements withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party or its affiliated organizations.

You need a serious bureaucracy to handle all those requests!

Can someone send us a copy of the form for this request?

Part 7 has a section called "Different Killing Patterns Under Different Circumstances":

A. Leading with Propaganda
B. Mobilizing the Masses to Kill People
C. Destroying One's Spirit Before Killing His Physical Body
D. Killing People By Alliances and Alienation
E. Nipping Potential Threats in the Bud and Secretive Extra-Judicial Killings
F. Killing One to Warn Others
G. Using Suppression to Conceal the Truth of Killing

Replace "Killing" with "Intimidating", and you'll have a list similar to a Chicago community organizer's...

Part 7 also reports "the cover-up of over 7,000 deaths in detention centers, forced labor camps, prisons and mental hospitals, with an average of seven people being killed every day" since China started targeting the Falun Gong in July 1999.

For more info on the Falun Gong visit FalunInfo.

We took the picture above during our visit to enemy territory the Democrat National Convention in Denver in 2008. We asked her to show us the pose that would lead to immediate arrest at Tiananmen Square. Pretty threatening, eh?

U/T: Gary in FL

Monday, June 21, 2010


Moonbattery proves again that mockery is only effective when there is some truth to the joke.

This is just one of four pictures from their post "More Future History":

Eyes straight, Mr. President!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day Cigar

Celebrated our 17th year of Fatherhood with a tasty Ashton.



...and we're a bit shocked at the news this week.

The Wall Street Journal published four articles about the NRA's support of a Democrat initiative to restore restrictions on political speech by corporations. Some background:

You may recall in January the Supreme Court restored the political speech of corporations in their Citizens United v. FEC case. Remember our Dear Leader scolding the justices at the State of the Union speech?

The lefties, imagining what Ford, BP, Wells Fargo and other corporations may say before this coming election, want to restrict corporate speech with more unconstitutional legislations - now called the DISCLOSE act.

But not all lefties agree, so to sweeten the deal to attract conservative lefties (aka socialists?) exceptions have been made for organizations that 1) have existed for over ten years, 2) have over 1 mm members, and 3) get less than 15% of their funds from corporations. Or, the NRA.

The NRA accepted this offer, which now provides cover for at-risk libs in conservative districts. This exception allows the NRA to conceal their donors. In other words, the NRA acted in their own interests. Or so they say.

The exception was expanded late last week to attract more votes. The latest version is down to 500k members. So now the Sierra Club qualifies, but the NAACP still does not.

The Democrats are still having trouble getting the necessary votes and are aiming for a final vote this week.

Here are some select quotes to add to the context. We then share our measured, temperate and thoughtful comments below.

Guns and Free Speech:

This backroom deal came at the behest of Democrats from conservative states, for whom the NRA's scorecard of their legislative record can be a major boost or obstacle to election. Creating a special exception for the NRA, and thereby assuring the Democrats "good grades" on Second Amendment rights, eases the way for the bill to be passed. A failing grade on First Amendment rights is somebody else's problem.

By erecting what amounts to a grandfather clause of First Amendment rights, the bill creates a sort of interest-group incumbency, concentrating the power to speak freely among a handful of large and longstanding groups.

The NRA's Political Sellout, by Kimberly Strassel:

The National Rifle Association slipped into a Beltway backroom this week to cut a deal with Democrats on their new campaign-finance legislation. Conservatives are ripping the gun-rights group for selling out free speech, and fair enough. But don't underestimate the political sellout. The NRA has potentially armed unions and Democrats for the midterm elections.
The gun group was bitter (and rightly so) that it would have to out its own donors. And its pressure on those Blue Dogs that it helps in elections was making it hard for Democrats to round up the votes. The result was this week's special deal, which was tailored to exempt the NRA from key disclosure burdens.
As for the bill itself, even some Democrats have admitted it is likely unconstitutional. But the goal here isn't lasting legislation. The goal is to have this in place for this midterm election, when Democrats are at a low point, and when an empowered union base and a silenced corporate presence could make the difference between keeping the House and losing it. If the Supreme Court strikes it down after that, so be it. Cynicism at its finest.

The NRA's worst nightmare is that the courts strike down its blatant carveout and leave other parts of the bill intact. The group would then get to live under the same restrictions it helped impose on the rest of the country. Until then, the organization can wake up each morning knowing it handed a bazooka to the unions that exist to elect Democrats who oppose everything it believes in. Some deal.

NRA Under Fire for Campaign-Finance Move, by Naftali Bendavid:

Democrats, viewing the NRA's opposition as an obstacle to the bill's passage, agreed that certain large groups of long standing—the NRA prominent among them—would be exempt. Now the NRA is no longer fighting the measure.

"There are 100,000…organizations who as a result of that negotiation have just been tossed overboard and silenced," said Bruce Josten, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He suggested the NRA's slogan should be "Guns for all, speech for few."

Political Backfire:

The reason Democrats are having such trouble is because they are trying to limit the speech of some parties, especially businesses, in order to advance their own partisan ends. But the First Amendment wasn't written to allow tiers of political speech, with some speakers more protected than others.

The NRA exemption was an attempt to blunt the gun lobby's opposition so Blue Dog Democrats would vote for the bill. But that exemption—which is now the NRA, Sierra Club, et al., exemption—has drawn more scrutiny to the bill and has merely underscored its fundamental political cynicism.

Ah, politics. Buy some votes at one of the spectrum and you lose votes at the other. Where is all that unity we saw with the Government Health Care bill??

So our take? First, the NRA has grown fat, dumb and happy during the nation's recent gun-revival. It is in this false sense of superiority that they took the call from Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Chris Van Hollen. There was a time when that call would not have been answered. Just ask the CEO of one of the banks that refused the bailout money yet was forced to take it. The Democrat Party has shown their stripes - they are conniving, dishonest, communist-inspired bed-wetters bent on the total transformation of our society and economy. 'All for the greater good', they'll tell you.

Second - as has been said (and we forgot who), 'the Second Amendment makes the First Amendment possible'. It has always been thought that enemies of liberty will go after the 2nd Amendment to get to the 1st. But it was also thought that tax & spend liberals would tax first, then spend. Or in a natural disaster, like an oil spill perhaps... liberals in leadership positions would respond first, then pursue financial restitution and point fingers.

The NRA might have some good reasons for their actions, but they failed their members who value ALL the Amendments.

It is the only lobbying group whose members don't think of themselves as victims.

The only lobbying group whose members value the entire Constitution.

We are reminded of a gun manufacturer who bent to the Clinton Administration when the Administration threatened to pursue the industry as they had the tobacco industry. The other companies held firm, weathered enormous pressure, and eventually prevailed. Those companies get our business. Smith and Wesson does not, nor ever will.

Mike Huckabee makes the timeless connection between the First and Second Amendments. From January 2008 on the campaign trail:

Link to picture source.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Dear Leader Shrugs

Under the weight of liberal progressive communist rule, North Korea turns to bourgeois market capitalism for recovery.

Washington Post - N. Korea Lifts Restrictions on Private Markets as Last Resort in Food Crisis:

SEOUL -- Bowing to reality, the North Korean government has lifted all restrictions on private markets -- a last-resort option for a leadership desperate to prevent its people from starving.

In recent weeks, according to North Korea observers and defector groups with sources in the country, Kim Jong Il's government admitted its inability to solve the current food shortage and encouraged its people to rely on private markets for the purchase of goods. Though the policy reversal will not alter daily patterns -- North Koreans have depended on such markets for more than 15 years -- the latest order from Pyongyang abandons a key pillar of a central, planned economy.

In other words, big government wasn't up to the task. Will they someday say "It wasn't Communism that was flawed. It was our leaders."? Or will they admit that leftism was doomed to fail as it has everywhere it has been tried. (See USSR, California or Detroit).

We point to lessons in history to show the wrong path our nation has taken under the leadership of the Democrat Party (aka The Party). We can now point to current events. Will the liberal progressive communist-inspired losers listen now?

U/T: Moonbattery and Instapundit. Pic from OutsideTheBeltway.

UPDATE 9:20pm: Found at International Liberty blog via Instapundit:

The former communists running Russia apparently understand tax policy better than the buffoons in charge of U.S. tax policy. Not only does Russia have a 13 percent flat tax, but the government has just announced it will eliminate the capital gains tax...

As an American, I'm starting to feel the same feelings that the Google kids felt this week when Apple pre-sold 600,000 of its new iPhones on day one and had to stop the pre-orders.

Russia, for all its failures and flaws, is making a move in the global market. It's businesses and its taxpayers are gaining a serious competitive advantage over their counterparts in the US. Hmmf...

Select Videos

This one found at InstaPundit:

This one found at New Zeal (110k views in two days!):

Frustrating - when we see the libs screw things up yet we are unable to communicate our objection.
Clarifying - when we can communicate our feelings in an often dull yet straightforward way.
Priceless - when the brightest among us finely tune their sarcasm and mockery.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Right Winger Fears - UPDATED

Joshua Holland of Alternet lists the top ten things that "Keep American Conservatives Awake at Night". Let's take 5 minutes to review the stereotyping - about the same amount of time it takes Joshua to go upstairs and eat Mom's PB&J.

1. Government Concentration Camps

So the lefties can say Obama is like FDR, but not in the 'Japanese Internment Camp' way...

2. Moooslims!

Joshua succeeds in patting himself on his back for his tolerance. Now back to bashing Conservatives for what they may or may not think...

3. They're Coming to Take Your Guns

Josh, move this to #1. We will be the first in line to admit we were wrong about this fear, but not until we're proven wrong in January 2012! Until then, we'll continue to support this All American industry!

And Josh, this point may be why we smirk at your 'list o' fears. It is because of this topic that we do not lose sleep.

4. Article 3 of the United States Constitution

A hit on those Oath Keepers, GOD bless them. Joshua didn't provide a link to the Oath Keeper's site, so we will.

The Liberal Progressive Communist crutch in American politics - The Supreme Court. They can't sell their ideas in the public arena, so the Executive and Legislative branches, while useful, are not the real bringers of 'change'.

Stay tuned - we will find a paragraph in the Constitution and use it to justify the future forced-implimentation of our ideology!

5. Plotting Global Elites

No mention of George Soros, but he does mention the Swiftboaters.

6. The Decline of Married White Christians

Shocking! The race card isn't played until #6 in the list?! Correction: The Decline of Marriage: the cornerstone of America, and the reason for its greatness.

7. The Graying of the Culture Warriors

If policy were set by those under 30, only 12 states would not allow-same-sex marriage.

If only.

Funny how the left views the right, and vice-versa. When he mentions "old culture warriors", we imaged old hippies. The older generation on the right are either still working or enjoying retirement with their grandkids. Until the Tea Parties, these folks were anything but warriors.

8. White Minority Status

We knew the race card would get extra play! We sleep like a smug liberal blogger convinced of his intellectual superiority and knowledge of all human history (in the past 24 hours), but if we did have sleeping issues, the minority status of our race would not be in our thoughts. Now we're feeling insecure - is there a bigger issue here that we're not... zzzzzz

9. And the Browning of America

Was this just a race-baiting list disguised as a thought liberal hit piece? Or did Joshua paint himself into a corner by committing to a top-ten list?

10. Unions

White working-class “Reagan Democrats” voting for the colored guy? The horror!

We'd prefer Joshua provide a list of companies that thrived with union workforces. Or, a list of solvent union pension plans.

Allow us to add some more to the list of right-wing fears:

11. A Bankrupt Nation

12. Continued Failure Among Public Schools

13. An Expanded Culture of Death with Tax-Payer Funded Abortions

14. Waiting 18 Months for a Hip Replacement, and Other Known Horrors of Universal Health Care

15. A Gulf Void of Sea Life

16. The Detonation of an Iranian Nuclear Bomb

For a list of fears realized, and those still expected, click here.

Joshua's pic found at DailyKos.

UPDATE: Had to add this comment we found under Joshua's article:

I read this article and had to laugh at how trite and sarcastic it was.

Have liberals like Mr. Holland not learned by now the only thing "Right Wingers" are 'afraid' of are people like him who only seem to be able to spout the same tired and inaccurate rhetoric over and over? Really, not single one of these Top Ten items is based in fact but the Liberal wish that it were true so the Right can fulfill its boogie-man image they so desperately cleave to.

Mr, Holland, grow up sir.

And, if we may add, make your own damn sandwich!

UPDATE 6.21: Our friends at Moonbattery linked back to this fun post. Comment from Pokey McGee:

Here are 10 things that keep LIBERALS awake at night:
10. The graying of Fidel Castro
9. The thought that every state which voted on the issue of gay marriage DENIED the "right"
8. Dead terrorists
7. Religious folks
6. Speaking of #7, the eventual thought that the majority of hispanics are strong Roman Catholics
5. The 2nd Amendment
4. 2010
3. 2012
2. Obama's falling approval ratings
1. Live births

And Judith M.'s comment:

Wow, they got them all wrong, how typical. Here are some real ones for them:

1. The destruction of the US economy through irresponsible fiscal policies.
2. The dumbing down of the US population through public school programs that actually make people stupider.
3. The replacing of merit-based hiring with color quotas, race and sexuality quotas.
4. Fascist-type policies that represent unreasonable assaults on our personal liberties.
5. The creating of deeper racial divisions thanks to turning EVERY disagreement into a question of racism.
6. An America last attitude.
7. The attitude that government is our mommy AND daddy.
8. A complete disregard for the constitution AND the rule of law.
9. A usurping of the powers of Congress through presidential dictates and legislating from bench.
10. The person who doesn't have a clue what he's doing is the most powerful person in this country.

U/T to Moonbattery for classing-up by letting us copy their content!

Good Hat vs. Bad Hat

Newspeak, From Obama's AP:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Christan Morales says her son just wanted to honor American troops when he made a hat decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.

But the hat ran afoul of the district's no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons.

"His teacher called and said it wasn't appropriate because it had guns," Morales said.

Since we're living somewhere between the book covers of Animal Farm, may we suggest a more appropriate hat - evil guns not included.

[Public] Teacher Approved - with bright red star and shiny hammer and sickle!

U/T: Conservative Cowgirl

UPDATE Found a pic of the offending hat at IOwnTheWorld.

Was it really the toy soldiers and guns that led to the hat ban? Or, was it that eyesore of a patch on the front that pissed off the government school officials?

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Be sure to turn up the volume. That way you won't hear our founding fathers turning in their graves....

UPDATE 6.18 7am: Snapshot of this morning's Drudge. If this doesn't scream "LEADERSHIP"....

Other, less disciplined conservative bloggers would log off for good at this point. As the history buff that we are, we are riveted by the opportunity to watch a new and improved Bolshevik take over - in HD and in slo mo. The oil spill in the gulf is a distraction. Watch for the equivalent of the Kirov assassination. That will be your signal.

Dithering - Day 59

GOP video found at IOwnTheWorld:


Keep these videos coming, but include some videos of how you will govern better. Not just better than the Dems, but better than the GOP of the past 12-14 years.

Everybody agrees Obama and the Dem majorities in Congress are a disaster for freedom, liberty and this nation's health. What you may not be aware of is that most also agree the GOP has recently lacked a core message. A core philosophy. A core.

Do not run in 2010 and 2012 on the slogan: We Suck Less.



History Repeats Itself

It wasn't long ago that the captain of the Soviet Submarine, Scorpion, stood at this map table with his own Ushanka hat.

Today, the Scorpion is a tourist attraction in the Cold War victor's port, Long Beach California. (No, California didn't win the Cold War, it was just along for the ride... It's former governor, however... And no, we don't mean Gray Davis...).

Today, a new breed of Ushanka-wearing comrades stand at the table. Liberty! Capitalism! Full steam ahead!

U/T: Conservative Cowgirl

"Slow Down There Patton"

Jon Stewart reviews Our Dear Leader's first Oval Office address. Ha!

Click image to watch.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shovel Ready

One of the earlier shovel ready projects! Found in gallery of 1968 pics from Russia at English Russia. " back then was pretty much better and worry-free".

Still no pics from the other shovel ready projects at that time - the Dalstroy projects.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Progress Comrades!

It wasn't too long ago when a leader with similar ideological inspirations would just have this pesky member of the masses shipped off for a 'tenner' at some labor camp. Today, just a scuffle on the sidewalk. Now THAT'S progress!

Can't wait for the public apology. Something to the effect he is "overburdened with his constituent's needs, blah, blah, blah".

U/T: Breitbart

Not enough progress for you, comrade? How about these comments found through Instapundit on education and unions:

Liberal 'conservative' David Brooks at The Atlantic (only a decade late or so...), Teachers are Fair Game:

The unions feel the sand eroding under their feet. They sense their lack of legitimacy, especially within the media and the political class. They still fight to preserve their interests, but they’ve lost their moral authority, as we’ve seen in New York City, Denver, Chicago, and even Washington, D.C.

Mona Charen at the Washington Examiner, Abolishing Department of Education Isn't Extreme:

There are hundreds of federal programs that could be eliminated tomorrow with only the happiest consequences for the nation. And yes, the whole Department of Education could be scrapped. It vacuums up money and produces ... what exactly?
Between 1973 and 2004, a period in which federal spending on education more than quadrupled, mathematics scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress rose just one percent for American 17-year-olds. Between 1971 and 2004, reading scores remained completely flat.
There is no accountability. There are no consequences for failure, except perhaps, requests for even greater funding next year.

The Department of Education is a great burbling vat of waste and it is not extremist to say so.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Commie TV

Found at Weasel Zippers. Note the channel numbers in the top right of the TV screen.

On the bright side, no CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. Maybe it really is for the greater good...

495 more...

From Global National:

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Russia has uncovered at least 495 skeletons, many with head gunshot wounds, in a mass grave probably dating back to purges under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in the 1930s, municipal authorities said on Wednesday.

At least 3.5 tonnes of bones were extracted from the site on the outskirts of the Pacific Ocean port of Vladivostok after it was discovered by workmen building a road, the city government said in a statement.

U/T: SayUncle

Monday, June 07, 2010

Monday Afternoon Cigar

A CAO Brazilia smoldered as we watched the play-by-play of Steve Jobs' keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2010.

He might be a liberal, but he is one of the few true believers in innovation and capitalism, and is our hero for it.

Pic from our favorite Apple blog,

Only the Left

We're a little late to the topic of the NYC 'Ground Zero' Mosque. Here are two videos that express the justified outrage, and another video of Jew-Hating Americans. We think these videos belong in the same post. Do you?

Pat Condell with a great contrast between liberal progressive communist hatred for Nazi's and embracing of Islam. And these comments:

Building mosques on conquered sacred ground is standard practice. It is was Islam has always done to assert its supremacy, and that is what is happening here. And of course they know how insulting it is, how offensive it is. Are you kidding? Why do you think they chose a site as close to ground zero? Or do you think that was just an accident?


This is like building a statue of Hitler in the middle of Auschwitz.
This is like building a Beni Hana at frick'in Pearl Harbor two years after the Japs bombed the hell out of it. Do you think your grandparents would have shown up in their Hawaiian shirts and a fist full of money ready to buy sushi?

Helen Thomas, both the face of Evil and of the MSM:

Remember, these people [Palestinians] are occupied, and its their land. It's not Germany. It's not Poland.

Whoopi Goldberg's defense of Helen Thomas, as just reported by Debbie Schlussel:

For many years, there were not Jews in Israel.

Only the left is ready (and anxious) to surrender the liberties of all.
Only the left speak of relocating people.
Only the left share the values of the National Socialists and Communists.

We turned to Moonbattery, Debbie, and IOTW as our sources for this post.

UPDATE 15 minutes later...

Helen Thomas announces her retirement. Pic at Drudge:

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Cigar

Remembering D-Day with a Santa Domiana.

Pic is one from many at from Weasel Zippers.

Friday, June 04, 2010


Look at all the creative videos we found this morning at our favorite blogs!

Thursday, June 03, 2010


If you're not pro-choice, you're a loser! That is, pro-choice for children's education...

Found at HotAir:

Christie speaks in Washington DC, calling Newark schools 'absolutely disgraceful'

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Incompetence? Or Deliberate?

You decide. (We already have...)

Drudge posted a link to Dick Morris' latest article calling Obama out for his incompetence. Obama Doesn't Have a Clue

Conservatives are so enraged at Obama’s socialism and radicalism that they are increasingly surprised to learn that he is incompetent as well. The sight of his blithering and blustering while the most massive oil spill in history moves closer to America’s beaches not only reminds one of Bush’s terrible performance during Katrina, but calls to mind Jimmy Carter’s incompetence in the face of the hostage crisis.

America is watching the president alternate between wringing his hands in helplessness and pointing his finger in blame when he should be solving the most pressing environmental problem America has faced in the past 50 years. We are watching generations of environmental protection swept away as marshes, fisheries, vacation spots, recreational beaches, wetlands, hatcheries and sanctuaries fall prey to the oil spill invasion. And, all the while, the president acts like a spectator, interrupting his basketball games only to excoriate BP for its failure to contain the spill.

Stu Tarlowe at American Thinker has a blog post suggesting Obama's actions are deliberate. Don't Be Fooled By Obama's 'Incompetence'

It is a tremendous mistake to think that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will help convince Americans of Barack Obama's incompetence. Obama's true agenda is so insidious that even his inability to handle a crisis serves his greater strategy.
And that strategy has a name: it is the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Named for the two Leftist sociology professors who formulated it, its purpose is to bring about the demise of capitalism by overloading the system, largely by making more people desperate and dependent on the government.

And a follow-up question: If golf and vacations are more important than a major oil leak, could we now agree that environmentalism is more about politics than clean air and water?


How symbolic.

More bones pics posted at IOTW.