April 22, 2008



I just found out that my Sister in law Dianne Meyer died this morning. I haven't gotten all the details yet, but I request that you all pray for my brother Pieter in this time of grief.
Dianne was his rock, and without her, I don't know how he will keep from drifting down a path of self-destruction.

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Quote of the Day

'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as
taking sides," Obama said. "There are a lot of people in the world to
whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem
itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air
and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less
bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If
that were our anthem, then I might salute it."

And this clown wants to be POTUS (and ergo CiC of the US Military) ??!!?
And peole are seriously taking him to heart? What went wrong in this country for this idiotic,racist,moronic clown to even be in the race at all, much less the frontrunner for the Demoncratic Party?

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April 17, 2008

Quote of the Day

“Freedom is not only a gift, but also a summons to personal responsibility."
Pope Benedict XVI


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April 16, 2008

Guts or Balls...

There is a medical distinction. We've all heard about people having guts or balls, but do you really know the difference between them? In an effort to keep you informed, the definitions are listed below:

GUTS - Is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the guts to ask: ''Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?''

BALLS - Is coming home late after a night out with the guys, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt and having the balls to say: ''You're next, fatty.''

I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions. Medically speaking, there is no difference in the outcome, since both ultimately result in death.

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Quote of the Day

''If you want to kick the tiger in his ass, you'd better have a plan
for dealing with his teeth." -- Tom Clancy

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Watching the media talk about the WoT, you would get the sense that we are sustaining huge casualties to the point where we are almost losing a generation to the war. You can talk figures all you want but most people's eye just glaze over and they don't really get any true sense of the losses. People are visual, they get a better grasp when they can see items in concrete form.

To put our casualties sustained in the WoT in terms that a 13 year old can understand, here is an interesting graph:


ANY death is a tragedy, but to conflate the numbers lessens the import of any single death, and that is dishonoring that sacrifice.

Our Mainstream Print and TV media, and many Politicians like to slant; that these brave men and women, who are losing their lives in Iraq, are mostly minorities! Wrong AGAIN! The latest census, of Americans, shows the following distribution of American citizens, by Race:

European descent (White) ....... 69.12%
Hispanic ............................... 12.5%
Black..................................... 12.3%
Asian ..................................... 3.7%
Native American .................... . 1.0%
Other ..................................... 2.6%

Now... here are the fatalities by Race; over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom:

European descent (white) ..... 74.31%
Hispanic ............................. 10.74%
Black .................................. 9.67%
Asian ................................ . 1.81%
Native American ................... 1.09%
Other ................................... .33%

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April 15, 2008

A good answer.

Bravo for Sheriff Judd!!!

As reported earlier this week, some dirt bag who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop in Florida ended up 'executing' the deputy who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range. Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed. A statewide manhunt ensued.
The low-life was found hiding in a wooded area with his gun. SWAT team officers fired and hit the guy 68 times.

Now here's the kicker: LOVE THIS!!!! Naturally, the media asked why they shot him 68 times.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, told the Orlando Sentinel ...

'That's all the bullets we had.'

Good to see some old fashioned justice occur in this time of overzealous PC crap, and one less Goblin taken out of gene pool.

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Moving blues...


The time has come to vacate the upstairs apt. at my Ex's house that Beth and I have been residing at for the last year and a half and get a place we can call our own...

We've been looking for almost six months and didn't find anything that really suited our needs/budget;and when we really got serious, the credit crunch started and we found we couldn't get financing for anything we would care to live at, so we switched to rental mode.

It's UNBELIEVABLE the rents people are trying to charge these days!

But we finally found a place that will work for the next couple years until we can get a down payment together for a place we can truly call our own (and the bank's, LOL)

So we're in the process of getting our stuff together and getting it to the new house. I think we'll be pretty much settled in by next Monday, with the exception of the computer and TV hookups. It will take some time to get those done, since the cable company wants an exorbitant amount to get service started, and after buying needed appliances and paying for the movers, something has to give and that something is the computer and TV.

I'm certainly not looking forward to being out of touch with the Blogging community, and being able to come here and rant on issues that I feel are important.

So if I suddenly stop posting, you'll know the reason why, and rest assured that I will make every effort to return to regular blogging as SOON as I possibly can.
I only hope you can bear with me on through the hiatus and not stop reading; you are all like an extended family to me and I would miss you deeply.


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April 14, 2008



H/T to GuyK

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Quote of the Day

This quote is as true today as the day it was uttered:

“[April 15] is the last day for filing income tax returns—a day that reminds us that taxpayers pay too much of their earnings to the Federal Government. And Americans will continue to pay too much money to the Federal Government until the Congress acts on our proposals to reduce tax rates across the board... While April 15 serves as a reminder, the people of the United States truly do not need to be reminded. They are victims of inflation, which pushes them into higher tax brackets. They are robbed daily of a better standard of living. They are discouraged from work and investment... Taxes are much too high to deal in half measures... The choice before us is clear. I strongly feel that the great majority of Americans believe that nothing would better encourage economic growth than leaving more money in the hands of the people who earn it. It’s time to stop stripping bare the productive citizens of America and funneling their hard-earned income into the Federal bureaucracy. Today is a day when the people reaffirm their commitment to our system by contributing a portion of their income to the Government. Americans have always been prepared to pay their fair share, but today they should make it clear to all elected officials that government has gone beyond its bounds and that the people will not tolerate the ever-increasing tax burden they have experienced in recent years.” —Ronald Reagan

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April 13, 2008

They Also Serve...

I found this at OLD SOLDIER, and like he said, it is very appropiate right now.

To all those families out there who have loved ones deployed,


We don't thank the troops nearly often enough, much less thank those that wait for them to return home. We all need to try to be more grateful for all they sacrifice for the greater good.

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Garfield on the oil crisis


A lot of folks can't understand how we came To have an oil shortage here in our country.
Well, there's a very simple answer.
Nobody bothered to check the oil.
We just didn't know we were getting low.
The reason for that is purely geographical .

Our OIL is located in
Coastal Florida
Coastal Louisiana
And Texas

are located in
Washington , DC !!!

Any questions ???

I didn't think so.

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My favorite ex-B-i-L sent me this little tid-bit and I thought I'd share it with ya'll; it's good to know that, just maybe, there's hope for some randy fun in our "Golden Years" after all. Just plan it well enough that the nursing home staff doesn't catch on!


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Sunday Humor



The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper.

St. Peter said, 'Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven.'

Forrest responds, 'It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was.' St. Peter continued, 'Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions.

First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T?

Second: How many seconds are there in a year?

Third: What is God's first name?'

Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and says, 'Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers'

Forrest replied, 'Well, the first one -- which two days in the week begins with the letter 'T'?
Shucks, that one is easy. That would be Today and Tomorrow.' The Saint's eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, 'Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer.

How about the next one?' asked St. Peter. 'How many seconds in a year? Now that one is harder,' replied Forrest, but I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve.'

Astounded, St. Peter said, 'Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?'

Forrest replied, 'Shucks, there's got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... '

'Hold it,' interrupts St. Peter. 'I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind....but I will have to give you credit for that one, too. Let us go on with the third and final question.

Can you tell me God's first name'? 'Sure,' Forrest replied, 'it's Andy.'

'Andy?' exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St Peter.

'Ok, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?'

'Shucks, that was the easiest one of all,' Forrest replied. 'I learnt it from the song, 'ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN.'

St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates, and said: 'Run Forrest, run.'

Give me a sense of humor, Lord.
Give me the ability to understand a clean joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.

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April 11, 2008


Larry gets home late one night and, Kitty, his wife says, "Where in the hell have you been?"

Larry replies, "I was out getting a tattoo."

"A tattoo?" she frowned. "What kind of tattoo did you get?"

"I got a hundred dollar bill on my privates," he said proudly.

"What the hell were you thinking?" she said, shaking her head in disgust.

"Why on earth would a retired person get a hundred dollar bill tattooed on his privates?"

"Well, one, I like to watch my money grow.

Two, once in a while I like to play with my money.

Three, I like how money feels in my hand.

And, lastly, instead of you going out shopping, you can stay right here at home and blow a hundred bucks anytime you want."

Larry is recovering in room 233 at the local hospital.

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April 10, 2008


Beth at Yeah, Right, Whatever tagged me with this challenge:

The Rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible so we can track it as travels across the blogosphere.
4. Tag at least five more blogs with links.
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.


Learning, Photobucket
Service, Photobucket
Fatherhood, Photobucket
Earning, Photobucket
Disease, Photobucket
Acceptance, Photobucket

I think I'll tag Catfish, GuyK,Wild Thing,Crunchie, and Brendon

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April 09, 2008

Quote of the Day

“Barack Obama is not an idiot. He is a brilliant orator who exudes charm and arouses near-worship from his host of giddy, hypnotized supporters. He is also a committed socialist and a talented salesman for his brand of Marxist snake oil. Beware of camels bearing gifts, and politicians promising utopia.” —Michael Reagan

In the 1930's there was another Socialist gifted with the power of great oratory, that swayed the emotions of his fellow citizens, promising Utopia, and leading them to follow him to the gates of HELL itself :


I'm not saying Obama is Hitler, Obama isn't nearly that intelligent or capable; that meme is the province of the Progressives; but I AM saying beware of the Golden Tongue Orator promising Utopia on Earth, lest you be fooled again.

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Nursery Rhymes We Didn't Have As Kids

Mary had a little pig,
She kept it fat and plastered;
And when the price of pork went up,
She shot the little bastard.
Mary had a little lamb.
Her father shot it dead.
Now it goes to school with her,
Between two chunks of bread.
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To have a little fun.
Stupid Jill forgot the pill
And now they have a son.
Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair.
Said Simple Simon to the pie man,
'What have you got there?'
Said the pie man unto Simon,
'Pies, you dumb ass'
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings' horses,
And all the kings' men.
Had scrambled eggs,
For breakfast again.
Hey diddle, diddle, the cat took a piddle,
All over the bedside clock.
The little dog laughed to see such fun.
Then died of electric shock.
Georgie Porgy pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
And when the boys came out to play,
He kissed them too 'cause he was gay.
There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very, very good.
But when she was bad........
She got a fur coat, jewels, a waterfront condo, and a sports

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Border Security

The issue of border security is one of the most important issues facing us today, with an estimated 20 MILLION illegal aliens already here and thousands more crossing our border every day, it is imperative that we do everything that we possibly can to halt this influx as soon as possible if we are to continue existing as a sovereign nation. With this in mind, the President proposed building a fence on our Southern border to try to help accomplish this goal, and after over two years of factional wrangling, the Congress finally provided enough funding to start building it.

Now a group of fourteen Democrats, pressured by some activist groups as the Sierra Club and the Defenders of Wildlife, that seem to be more concerned over displacing a few animals than in protecting our borders from potential terrorists and the unchecked flow of illegal immigrants; are using those concerns in order to continue their political fight against the President in stopping the fence.

That this fight is led by the CHAIRMAN of the Congressional Homeland Security Committee, Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), makes it all the more obvious that this is a partisan attack on the Administration, not just a new found streak of political environmentalist fervor.
Remember Mr. Thompson, you were elected to protect your human constituents from all enemies, foreign and domestic; not to ensure totally perfect habitat for some obscure flora and fauna. You should resign from your Chairmanship if you can not keep that as your primary mission goal.

The point at issue is whether or not environmental waivers issued by the DHS are constitutional or not. The DHS was granted the power to issue these waivers by Congress in order to expedite the construction of the fence.

As noted in a press conference made by DHS in announcing these waivers the DHS spokesman noted that:

A substantial portion of the project areas addressed by these waivers have already undergone environmental reviews. In those areas where environmental reviews have not yet occurred, the department will conduct a review before any major construction begins. The department remains deeply committed to environmental responsibility, and will continue to work closely with the Department of Interior and other federal and state resources management agencies to ensure impacts to the environment, wildlife, and cultural and historic artifacts are analyzed and minimized.

But that isn't good enough for the "perfect or nothing" environmentalists or their "put party before security" cronies in the Congress.

Here are the fourteen that put the fate of the Hog-snouted Mole and the Dengue Fever carrying Southern Desert Rat before YOUR security concerns:

Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Homeland Security Committee Chairman

John Conyers (D-MI), Judiciary Committee Chairman
John Dingell (D-MI), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman
Bob Filner (D-CA), Veterans Affairs Chairman
George Miller (D-CA), Education and Labor Committee Chairman
James Oberstar (D-MN), Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman
Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), Intelligence Committee Chairman
Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Rules Committee Chairwoman

Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY)
Susan Davis (D-CA)
Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)

Remember these people in November, and let them know how you feel about their partisan maneuverings affecting our border security.

Here is our "security" as it is:


Here is our security as has been proposed:


YOU decide which is better at protecting you and your family, and act accordingly.

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April 08, 2008

Quote of the Day

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
Ronald Reagan

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April 07, 2008


Finally, someone has finally made a sensible, common sense, non-religious argument against abortion. I'm not surprised it was Rachel Lucas, she has always been one of the most common sense people I've ever had the pleasure to read.

I have always been of the "abortion is murder" school, but have found that trying to impose MY views on others actions is just as repugnant to me, as it goes against my other, equally strongly held view, that we must be allowed to make most decisions for ourselves and not have them imposed by without.

Rachel has laid down the gauntlet, it behooves us all to take up the challenge and work with the opposition to achieve what we both say we want, fewer abortions. She lays out the answer to a difficult situation as clearly as it can be...

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Quote of the Day

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Edison

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Tight Skirt, Bus Stop

An oldie, but a goodie:

One day, at a bus stop there was a girl who was wearing a skintight miniskirt. When the bus arrived and it was her turn to get on, she realized that her skirt was so tight she couldn't get her foot high enough to reach to step.

Thinking it would give her enough slack to raise her leg, she reached back and unzipped her skirt a little. She still could not reach the step. Embarrassed, she reached back once again to unzip it a little more. Still, she couldn't reach the step.

So, with her skirt zipper halfway down, she reached back and unzipped her skirt all the way. Thinking that she could get on the step now, she lifted up her leg only to realize that she still couldn't reach the step.

So, seeing how embarrassed the girl was, the man standing behind her put his hands around her waist and lifted her up on to the first step of the bus. The girl turned around furiously and said, "How dare you touch my body that way, I don't even know you!"

Shocked, the man says, "Well, ma'am, after you reached around and unzipped my fly three times, I kinda figured that we were friends."

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Rewriting Some Classics...

It was fun being a baby boomer...until now. Some of the artists of the
60's are revising their hits with new lyrics to accomodate baby boomers..They

Herman's Hermits---Mrs Brown, you've got a lovely walker

Ringo Starr---I get by with a little help from Depends.

The Bee Gees---How can you mend a broken hip

Bobby Darin---Splish, Splash I was having a flash

Roberta Flack---The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face

Johnny Nash---I Can't see Clearly Now

Paul Simon---Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver

The Commodores-- -One, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom

Marvin Gaye---Heard It Through The Grape Nuts

Procol Harem---A Whiter Shade Of Hair

Leo Sayer--- You Make Me Feel Like Napping

The Temptations- --Papa's Got A Kidney Stone

Abba---Denture Queen

Tony Orlando & Dawn---Knock Three Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me

Helen Reddy--- I am Woman, Hear Me Snore

Leslie Gore---It's My Procedure, And I'll Cry If I Want To

Willie Nelson--On The Commode Again

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April 06, 2008

Quote of the Day

"I don't know..but I do know that I can't believe that any deity would be so cruel as to allow Satan to turn someone's kids into dim-a-crits just to prove a point...but I wouldn't put it past public education.." -- GUYK

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Charlton Heston 19 October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008

We have lost another of the greats. Actor,veteran (Ssgt-AAF), civil rights activist, 2nd Amendment defender. Mr. Heston spoke out for civil rights before it was cool;he staunchly held up the American ideal of self reliance and self sufficiency, and coined the phrase "from my cold dead hands" when facing the threat of the GFW's abrogating the 2nd Amendment.

His choice of epitath is from Shakespears Tempest when Prospero ends the play with:

Be cheerful, sir. Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.

His two most famous roles...



And just for fun... (maybe prophetic about his future fight with the GFW's as President of the NRA?)


I have a speech that Mr. Heston delivered at Harvard University Law School that personifies his politics, and, I believe, his greatness as a human being. It's a bit long so I put under the fold. Please, do yourself a favor, and read it. Read it, and try to see if you can follow the example he made.

Winning the Cultural War
Charlton Heston
Speech delivered 16 February 1999, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

I remember my son when he was five, explaining to his kindergarten class what his father did for a living. "My Daddy," he said, "pretends to be people." There have been quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old and New Testaments, a couple of Christian saints, generals of various nationalities and different centuries, several kings, three American presidents, a French cardinal and two geniuses, including Michelangelo. If you want the ceiling re-painted I'll do my best. There always seem to be a lot of different fellows up here. I'm never sure which one of them gets to talk. Right now, I guess I'm the guy.

As I pondered our visit tonight it struck me: if my Creator gave me the gift to connect you with the hearts and minds of those great men, then I want to use that same gift now to re-connect you with your own sense of liberty, your own freedom of thought, your own compass for what is right.*

Dedicating the memorial at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said of America, "We are now engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure."

Those words are true again. I believe that we are again engaged in a great civil war, a cultural war that's about to hijack your birthright to think and say what lives in your heart. I'm sure you no longer trust the pulsing lifeblood of liberty inside you, the stuff that made this country rise from wilderness into the miracle that it is.

Let me back up a little. About a year or two ago, I became president of the National Rifle Association, which protects the right to keep and bear arms of American citizens. I ran for office. I was elected, and now I serve. I serve as a moving target for the media who've called me everything from "ridiculous" and "duped" to a "brain-injured, senile, crazy old man." I know, I'm pretty old, but I sure Lord ain't senile.

As I've stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I've realized that firearms are -- are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain accepted thoughts and speech are mandated.

For example, I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963 -- and long before Hollywood found it acceptable, I may say. But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist.

I've worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life -- throughout my whole career. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe.

I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out the innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite.

Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution I'm talking about, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh.

From Time magazine to friends and colleagues, they're essentially saying, "Chuck, how dare you speak your mind like that. You are using language not authorized for public consumption."

But I am not afraid. If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's boys -- subjects bound to the British crown.

In his book, "The End of Sanity," Martin Gross writes that

"blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor. There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual theories regularly twisted on us -- foisted on us from every direction. Underneath, the nation is roiling. Americans know something without a name is undermining the country, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don't like it."

Let me read you a few examples. At Antioch College in Ohio, young men speaking and seeking intimacy with a coed must get verbal permission at each step of the process, from kissing to petting to final, at last, copulation -- all clearly spelled out in a printed college directive.

In New Jersey, despite the death of several patients nationwide who'd been infected by dentists who had concealed their own AIDS, the state commissioner announced that health providers who are HIV-positive need not -- need not! -- tell their patients that they are infected.

At William and Mary, students tried to change the name of the school team "The Tribe" because it was supposedly insulting to local Indians, only to learn that authentic Virginia chiefs really like the name, "The Tribe."

In San Francisco, city fathers passed an ordinance protecting the rights of transvestites to cross-dress on the job, and for transsexuals to have separate toilet facilities while undergoing sex change surgery.

In New York City, kids who didn't speak a word of Spanish had been placed in bilingual classes to learn their three R's in Spanish solely because their own names sound Hispanic.

At the University of Pennsylvania, in a state where thousands died at Gettysburg opposing slavery, the president of that college officially set up segregated dormitory space for black students.

Yeah, I know, that's out of bounds now. Dr. King said "Negroes." Jimmy Baldwin and most of us on the March said "black." But it's a no-no now.

For me, hyphenated identities are awkward, particularly "Native-American." I'm a Native American, for God's sake. I also happen to be a blood-initiated brother of the Miniconjou Sioux. On my wife's side, my grandson's a twelfth generation native-American, with a capital letter on "American."

Finally, just last month, David Howard, head of the Washington D.C. Office of Public Advocate, used the word "niggardly" while talking about budgetary matters with some colleagues. Of course, "niggardly" means stingy or scanty. But within days, Howard was forced to publicly apologize and then resign.

As columnist Tony Snow wrote: "David Howard got fired because some people in public employ were morons who (a) didn't know the meaning of 'niggardly,' (b) don't know how to use a dictionary to discover the meaning, and (c) actually demanded that he apologize for their ignorance."

Now, what does all of this mean? Among other things, it means that telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so telling us what to do can't be far behind. Before you claim to be a champion of free thought, tell me: Why did political correctness originate on America's campuses? And why do you continue to -- to tolerate it? Why do you, who're supposed to debate ideas, surrender to their suppression?

Let -- Let's be honest. Who here in this room thinks your professors can say what they really believe? (Uh-huh. There's a few....) Well, that scares me to death, and it should scare you too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason.

You are the best and the brightest. You, here in this fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River. You are the cream. But I submit that you and your counterparts across the land are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that and abide it, you are, by your grandfathers' standards, cowards.

Here's another example. Right now at more than one major university, Second Amendment scholars and researchers are being told to shut up about their findings or they'll lose their jobs. But why? Because their research findings would undermine big-city mayors' pending lawsuits that seek to extort hundreds of millions of dollars from firearm manufacturers.

Now, I don't care what you think about guns. But if you are not shocked at that, I am shocked at you. Who will guard the raw material of unfettered ideas, if not you? Democracy is dialogue. Who will defend the core values of academia, if you, the supposed soldiers of free thought and expression lay down your arms and plead, "Don't shoot me."

If you talk about race, it does not make you a racist. If you see distinctions between the genders, it does not make you sexist. If you think critically about a denomination, it does -- does not make you anti-religion. If you accept but don't celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you a homophobe.

Don't let America's universities continue to serve as incubators for this rampant epidemic of new McCarthyism. That's what it is: New McCarthyism. But, what can you do? How can anyone prevail against such pervasive social subjugation?

Well, the answer's been here all along. I learned it 36 years ago, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., standing with Dr. Martin Luther King and two hundred thousand people.

You simply disobey. Peaceably, yes. Respectfully, of course. Nonviolently, absolutely. But when told how to think or what to say or how to behave, we don't. We disobey the social protocol that stifles and stigmatizes personal freedom.

I learned the awesome power of disobedience from Dr. King who learned it from Gandhi, and Thoreau, and Jesus, and every other great man who led those in the right against those with the might.

Disobedience is in our DNA. We feel innate kinship with that disobedient spirit that tossed tea into Boston Harbor, that sent Thoreau to jail, that refused to sit in the back of the bus, that protested a war in Viet Nam.

In that same spirit, I' m asking you to disavow cultural correctness with massive disobedience of rogue authority, social directives, and onerous laws that weaken personal freedom.

But be careful. It hurts. Disobedience demands that you put yourself at risk. Dr. King stood on lots of balconies. You must be willing to be humiliated, to endure the modern-day equivalent of the police dogs at Montgomery and the water Cannons at Selma. You must be willing to experience discomfort. Now, I'm not complaining, but my own decades of social activism have left their mark on me. Let me tell you a story.

A few years ago, I heard about a -- a rapper named Ice-T who was selling a CD called "Cop Killer," celebrating the ambushing and of murdering police officers. It was being marketed by none other than Time/Warner, the biggest entertainment conglomerate in the country -- in the world. Police across the country were outraged. And rightfully so. At least one of them had been murdered. But Time/Warner was stonewalling because the -- the CD was a cash cow for them, and the media were tiptoeing around because the rapper was black. I heard Time/Warner had a stockholders meeting scheduled in Beverly Hills, and I owned some shares of Time/Warner at the time, so I decided to attend the meeting.

What I did was against the advice of my family and my colleagues. I asked for the floor. To a hushed room of a thousand average American stockholders, I simply read the full lyrics of "Cop Killer" -- every vicious, vulgar, instructional word:

I got my 12-Gauge sawed-off. I got my headlights turned off. I'm about to bust some shots off. I'm about to dust some cops off.

It got worse, a lot worse. Now, I won't read the rest of it to you. But trust me, the room was a sea of shocked, frozen, blanched faces. Time/Warner executives squirmed in their chairs and stared at their shoes. They hated me for that. Then I delivered another volley of sick lyrics brimming with racist filth, where Ice-T fantasizes about sodomizing the two 12-year-old nieces of Al and Tipper Gore:

She pushed her butt against my --

No. No, I won't do to you here what I did to them. Let's just say I left the room in stunned silence. When I read the lyrics to the waiting press corps outside, one of them said, "We can't print that, you know." "I know," I said, "but Time/Warner is still selling it."

Two months later, Time/Warner terminated Ice-T's contract. I'll never be offered another film by Warner Brothers, or get a good review from Time magazine. But disobedience means you have to be willing to act, not just talk.

When a mugger sues his elderly victim for defending herself, jam the switchboard of the district attorney's office. When your university is pressured -- your university -- is pressured to lower standards until 80% of the students graduate with honors, choke the halls of the Board of Regents. When an 8-year-old boy pecks a girl's cheek on the playground and then gets hauled into court for sexual harassment, march on that school and block its doorways. When someone you elected is seduced by political power and betrays you -- petition them, oust them, banish them. When Time magazine's cover portrays millennium nuts as deranged, crazy Christians holding a cross as it did last month, boycott their magazine and the products it advertises.

So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobediences of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men, by God's grace, built this country.

If Dr. King were here, I think he would agree.

I thank you.

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April 05, 2008


We need to show more sympathy for these people.

* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day every


I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans; I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that many Democrats and Republicans are willing
to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support
our troops and are now threatening to defund them?

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They Eat Their Own


Via the Dissident Frogman, we get a view from the Eurabian Provence of Fwance on the state of the current election process....wish I had Photo-Shop skills...

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Quote of the Day

"Self-control is what makes a good shot. Self-control is also what makes a good man. The two ideas are not necessarily coincident, but there is a connection."
Col. Jeff Cooper, Author of Art Of The Rifle

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April 03, 2008

Quote(s) of the Day

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. --Ronald Reagan

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
Thomas Jefferson

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
Thomas Jefferson

(square these two quotes with: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." AND " We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." -- Hillary Clinton)

And in light of the Bosnia 96' "misspoken" claim of sniper fire and the revelation of her 30+ year old examples of malfeasance and dishonesty, I think this quote shows Her Cankledness's true hubris:

"The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not." -- Hillary Clinton

Indeed, we are tired of your involvement in Whitewater, Travelgate, the FBI Files scandal, Cattle Futures scandal...atcetera,etcetera,etcetera.
Mrs Clinton,if you had the slightest shred of decency you would retire from public life and try to redeem yourself by actually helping society in a truly useful capacity ....might I suggest street sweeping?

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April 02, 2008

Hillary Clinton is a LIAR

Hillary Clinton is a LIAR. She has always been a LIAR and she will always be a LIAR. That does sound like slander, but the truth is always the best defense against that charge, and one only needs to have paid only desultory attention to the antics in the White House during the Clinton Administration to know the truth of the allegations against her.

Further, Hillary was a LIAR even before joining up with Mr. "I-did-NOT-have-sex-with-that-woman" Clinton.

Just a taste:

Zeifman says he was urged by top committee members to keep a diary of everything that was happening. He did so, and still has the diary if anyone wants to check the veracity of his story. Certainly, he could not have known in 1974 that diary entries about a young lawyer named Hillary Rodham would be of interest to anyone 34 years later.

But they show that the pattern of lies, deceit, fabrications and unethical behavior was established long ago – long before the Bosnia lie, and indeed, even before cattle futures, Travelgate and Whitewater – for the woman who is still asking us to make her president of the United States.

One might argue that to be successful in politics it is an asset to be a proficient liar, or at least be comfortable with "flexible truth", but note that modifier "proficient"; Hillary is anything but proficient, she has been found out every time there has been any scrutiny of any of her less than straight dealings. It's only with a team of capable political machine of spin-masters and with a colluding MSM that she's escaped being pilloried in the past for her confabulations, because if she went down, the Progressives darling Bill went down with her.

It's a different ballgame now however, and as a certain Black (racist) Minister had observed in a different context, her "chickens have come home to roost".

While it really may be necessary to be flexible with the truth to be a successful politician in this day and age, it's still a necessity to be capable enough to not be caught out in blatant lies every time your actions are examined to remain successful as a politician, we still want the appearance of a "straight shooter" even as we acknowledge the fallibility of our elected leaders with regards to the truth.

H/T to GuyK

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Quote(s) of the Day

"It’s getting nasty. Hillary and Barack really going at it. They’re insulting each other, trading barbs, attacking each other’s credibility. In fact, the only break they take from attacking each other is when they promise the American people, if elected, they can unite the country." -- Jay Leno

"About this business of Hillary coming under intense sniping, I have some sympathy. The Clintons got away with this sort of thing for so long that you can’t blame them for wondering how they missed the memo advising that henceforth the old rules no longer apply.”—Mark Steyn

"I am not criticizing Democrats for being partisan; I’m suggesting they are cynically insincere or grossly self-deceived when they pretend to aspire to bipartisanship. They don’t seek compromise; they want the unopposed implementation of their unadulterated liberal agenda.”—DavidLimbaugh

“I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word ‘fair’ in connection with income tax policies.”—William F. Buckley Jr.

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April 01, 2008

What a difference a new congress made

When the Republicans were in charge of Congress, it seemed they didn't do
much. Democrats took over in 2006 based on "change," a mantra echoed in
their current Presidential campaign slogans. But, perhaps we underestimated
those Republicans -- see below.

What a difference a new congress made.........

A little over one year ago:

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon
3) the unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we've seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummet;
2) the cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate
(stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!

Want more of their "change"???

H/T to my favorite Texan, Myra

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