Sunday, August 11, 2013

Canadian-born Ted Cruz ineligible to run for President

Ted CruzWhen Obama’s birth certificate and birthplace were being questioned by many, the liberals and Democrats tended to fall into two camps: those who believed he was, in fact, born in the U.S. and those who held to the notion that his place of birth should have no bearing on his eligibility to occupy the White House.

But now, it’s amazing that they seem to be tripping over themselves to remind everyone that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), an American citizen born in Albert, CA, is ineligible to run.

This can lead a thinking person to only one conclusion: the Left is seriously concerned about Senator Cruz as a threat to their agenda.  He can’t run, of course, but if he did, one thing is certain:

He’s got my vote!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Harry Reid tells senators ‘sit down and shut up’

harry-reid[1]Sen. Harry Reid complains out loud that other Senators are not being polite to the speaker who had the floor by telling them to "sit down and shut up". Because you know, nothing shows more politeness and leadership skills than telling people to sit down and shut up.
Watch the video at The Washington Post

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ann Coulter takes Bill O'Reilly to task on his historical revisionism

Bill O'ReillyAnn Coulter takes Bill O'Reilly to task on his historical revisionism that attempts to give Democrats credit for school desegregation. Anybody who's gotten their American history from books instead of pop culture knows that Democrats racially segregated the schools, maintained segregation for decades, and then resisted to the bitter end as the Department of Justice attempted to enforce the Supreme Court's desegregation edict in Brown vs. Board of Education.

Ann CoulterI don't care how many books O'Reilly writes on history, he has an embarrassing tendency to get his facts wrong and show absurd bias, especially when it comes to Lincoln and Kennedy. Neither of those men was a friend to American blacks, and it's past due time for public schools to start teaching actual historical fact instead of their feel-good garbage.
Read Ann Coulter’s Latest Column: “O’Reilly: Killing History”

Monday, July 22, 2013

A majority of Americans believe race relations have deteriorated since Obama was elected

“When Obama first took office, Americans were overwhelmingly optimistic about bridging the country’s racial divide. A Gallup poll taken the day after Obama secured the presidency in 2008 showed that 70 percent of Americans believed race relations would improve. But, two years later, these expectations had a stark meeting with reality when only 48 percent of blacks and 31 percent of whites said relations had positively progressed.”

I totally agree. Every time Obama addresses a racial issue, I feel personally alienated and downright offended. His comments in his speeches about Trayvon Martin's death made it clear that he has drawn a line in the sand, dividing us all, and he's picking the side that matches his skin color. After hearing for the past 50 years from the American Left about how we need to put racial differences behind us and just be "Americans", their most heralded, leftist president seems to take every opportunity he can to remind us all that we're divided into two groups: blacks and everybody else. And he's not taking my side. Ever.

Read more: "Florida Poll: Majority Believe Race Relations Worse Since Obama Took Office" by Cortney O'Brien, Townhall.com

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Original Video of George Zimmerman’s reenactment of his encounter with Trayvon Martin for police

RedState.com: You Know Something, Barack? Screw You…

“Search my soul,”  he intones, in his most sober, professorial condescension. In his world, we are all Americans, and, Lord Knows, Americans are by definition racist, stump-toothed cast-offs from the set-list of extras on Deliverance: An American court, in an American State, with an American Jury passed judgment about a case involving two Americans. Yep, it must be racist. Time for “us” to “search our souls“…
With all due respect sir: Screw You.
 Read more from "You Know Something, Barack? Screw You…" by conservativecurmudgeon at RedState.com

Friday, June 28, 2013

Secret flower planter in Washington, DC threatened with arrest if he doesn’t stop

The real estate department from Washington’s Metro Transit system has recently become aware of unauthorized flowers springing up in planter boxes on public property. Along the north side of their Dupont Circle station, hundreds of mysterious morning glories and other flowers have been coming up in planter boxes along the Metro’s north escalators.

Metro found out who the secret flower planter was ...when they received a polite letter on June 3 written by the flower planter himself, Henry Docter. Henry sent a letter asking permission to continue caring for hundreds of flowers he had planted a week earlier at the Metro transit system.

"Arrests, fines, and imprisonment" for planting flowers

Immediately, the Metro responded to Docter on June 11 with a "cease and desist" letter threatening "arrest, fines and imprisonment" if Docter tried to weed, water, or tend to the flowers. Concerned about public safety, Metro said that they didn’t want Docter or anyone else to be injured caring for flowers that were set in steep, cobblestone inclines.

The 52-year-old garden artist, Henry Docter, who has planted flowers in public places on four continents since 1979, said, "I’ve never gotten in trouble for planting flowers. Never has anyone overreacted with such an absence of common sense."

Read the full article: “Secret flower planter threatened with arrest if he doesn’t stop planting flowers” by Lance Devon, Infowars.com.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

John McCain visits the Syrian rebels to--you know--ensure we make the same mistakes as we did in Egypt and Libya

mccain-syria-rebels[1]Sen. John McCain visited rebels in Syria on Monday, his communications director confirmed to CNN, making the Arizona Republican the highest ranking elected official from the United States to visit the war-torn country.

Brian Rogers confirmed a report that originally appeared on The Daily Beast, which indicated McCain entered Syria through Turkey, and remained in the country for several hours.

Read more: "McCain visits rebels in Syria" by Rachel Streitfeld and Kevin Liptak, CNN

Friday, April 12, 2013

Obama’s new budget increases taxes on flavored vodka, but not unflavored vodka

Obama's new budget increases taxes on flavored vodka. All because ridiculous government regulations already gave an unfair advantage (and lower taxes) to imported vodkas (which are more likely to be flavored). So instead of fixing the problem (the stupid regulations), the government is ADDING a tax to balance things out in the end.

Read more: "Obama's budget includes some surprising taxes" by Chris Good, ABC OTUS News

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

CNN shows election bias with victory margin language

CNN said tonight on TV that Republican Scott Walker "narrowly defeats" Democrat Tom Barrett with only a 57%-42% win. That's odd because back in November '08, CNN called Obama's 53%-46% an "overwhelming victory".

Wow. The English language sure changed a lot in 3 1/2 years!

The video has since been removed.

But other sites have picked up on this too, including The PJ Tatler and ConservativeFact.com.

Compare that to CNN’s Obama victory article in November 2008.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Associated Press finally reports that Osama Bin Laden was broke when he died, squandering his fortune on the jihad

This is not news. This has been reported extensively in books for the past 15 years. Lawrence Wright in The Looming Tower detailed how Bin Laden USED to be wealthy, but once he left his family and spent his inheritance on Al Qaeda, recruiting, and training in the 90's and early 2000's, he was broke. The media, for some reason until now, failed to report this important fact and continued portraying Bin Laden as a charismatic billionaire who could go on funding attacks against the U.S. for decades. It's all hogwash.

Read: "Al-Qaeda leader: Bin Laden spent wealth on jihad", USA Today (AP)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Obama’s Campaign Speech Strategy and Why it’s Failing Among Women

There was something familiar about all of Obama’s campaign speeches for years, but I couldn’t really put my finger on it.  Something was tying all these speeches together.  There was a recurring theme.  But I couldn’t put it into words.

I finally figured it out.

EVERY SINGLE campaign speech that Obama has given tells his audience that they are victims of some nefarious force out there and that only He and Democrat-led government programs can protect them and rescue them from such an overwhelming threat.

I’m not kidding.  There are no exceptions.  Every! Single! Speech!

Obama’s support among women lately has been declining, and Romney’s has been rising.  I guess—maybe—modern women are tired of being treated like pathetic weaklings that need some big strong man or big strong politician or big strong government program to save them.

Women’s empowerment over the past 60 years has been all about how women no longer need someone to give them everything they need.  All they want is to be treated as equals, treated with respect, treated like they are necessary and important to society.  But Obama comes along and tells them they will never be equals, so they must rely on him (a “big strong man”) to save them.

I guess even for The Anointed One, eventually you have to stop being condescending to everybody around you.  Eventually.

Friday, April 27, 2012

European Confusion over American "Liberals vs Conservatives"

I've been thinking more about the European (and specifically Friedrich Hayek's) confusion over the American use of the terms liberal and conservative.  To the European crowd, they think we have the terms backwards, since in Europe the term liberal tends to refer to the "liberation" of oneself from the control of the older monarchial governments that once prevailed across the continent.  An in fact, it was this "classical liberal" ideology that gave birth to the United States and dominated political thought here until the mid-20th century.

But that's when the "modern liberal" ideology, which has socialism in its genealogy, started taking root in this country and now dominates academia and mainstream media.  It is this new political thought that has commandeered the liberal identity and is not just a far cry from the European concept of a liberal, it is oftentimes a polar opposite.

And because classical liberal thinking makes up the foundation of traditional American culture and politics, those who hold the old ways close to their hearts are, by American definition, conservatives.  Whereas in Europe, the term conservative has always referred to those with a fondness for strong monarchies and the societal organization and law & order that come with that form of government.

So after 200 years, in a near complete reversal, the modern day liberal in the United States is now defined as someone with a preference for a strong government (but not a monarchy) and a strongly organized society, a sort of "moderate socialist".  Meanwhile the term conservative is now defining people who prefer smaller governments and more individual freedom.

Hayek writes about his confusion over our use of these terms in The Road to Serfdom and I've seen the same sentiments echoes repeatedly in German and British media.  It's pretty interesting though how we use these terms so differently and how we arrived at this point.