July 31, 2009

The Other Nursing Home

Arabic family was considering putting their grandfather (Abdullah) in a nursing home. All the Arabic facilities were completely full so they had to put him in an Italian home.

After a few weeks in the Italian facility, they came to visit Grandpa. 'How do you like it here?' asks the grandson.

'It's wonderful! Everyone here is so courteous and respectful' says grandpa.

'We're so happy for you. We were worried that this was the wrong place for you. You know, since you are a little different from everyone".

''Oh, no! Let me tell you about how wonderfully they treat the residents", Abdulla says with a big smile. 'There's a musician here-- he's 85 years old. He hasn't played the violin in 20 years and everyone still calls him 'Maestro'!

“ There is a judge in here -- he's 95 years old. He hasn't been on the bench in 30 years and everyone still calls him 'Your Honor'!

''There's a dentist here - 90 years old. He hasn't fixed a tooth for 25 years and everyone still calls him Doctor?!

'And me -- I haven't had sex for 35 years and they still call me 'The Fucking Arab

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Quote of the Day

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself." -- Thomas Paine

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July 30, 2009


"I mean, a joke's a joke, but how could Obama and [Henry] Waxman believe for a second that people like Barney Frank, Barbara Boxer, Charles Rangel, John Murtha, Nancy Pelosi and the idiots on the Black Congressional Caucus could make a better living outside of politics? Half of these people would be trolls living under bridges if they ever lost an election. Who on earth would hire them? There are, after all, only so many circuses in America, and only so many elephants in those circuses, and only so many brooms to go around." --columnist Burt Prelutsky

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Idiocy and the Obama Administration, but I'm being redundant



Sure seems the Obama Administration has...last thursday they announced the nomination of two devout Muslims to be on the planning board of the Dept. of Homeland Security administration; both men have known ties to extremist groups such as Hezbollah. The Fox guarding the Hen-house analogy comes to mind... Tell me, just what person in his right mind invites the enemy into the inner circle of those planning the defenses against that enemy ?!?!

Just another example of pResident Obama's naivete and lack of real world experience that is destroying our Republic at an ever quickening pace.

Photobucket to WildThing for the great art work

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Quote of the Day

“Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home;
what they fear is physical force.” -- George Orwell

THAT is why our Founders put the right to bear arms second in our Bill of Rights!

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July 29, 2009

God, Guns, Guts and Pick-up Trucks

A car dealer in Missouri is offering a free AK-47 with the purchase of a new vehicle from his dealership, and it has a CNN reporterette quaking in her broadcast chair.
She seemed to be most offended that the dealership motto had both the terms of God and guns within the same sentence. The twit also had the idiocy to state ' I can understand the desire to protect oneself, I grew up with weapons in my childhood rural house, but using a "semi-assault" rifle is overkill' O RLY? I'm certain that her father probably had either a 30-30, 30-06 or 12 gauge shotgun, and there is certainly no quantitative difference in lethality between those weapons and an AK-47, but as usual, GFW "reporter" doesn't know her pretty derriere from a cess pit in the ground when it comes to weaponry. That fact doesn't stop her from trying to sow fear among her viewers about the Evil Guns to be released to spread havoc on society by "gasp!" believers in a Higher Deity.

I know who I'd buy my next vehicle from, if I lived in the 'show me' state. Heck, might even be worth a road trip, I need a new truck....

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ME? Catblogging?!?


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Immigrant Style

The pResident wants to pay for everything else for Illegals, why not this?

An illegal immigrant picks up a hooker. 'Hey, how much you charge for one hour, sister?' he asks.

'$100,' she replies.

With a heavy accent he says 'Do you do Immigrant Style?'

'No,' she says.

'I pay you $200 to do Immigrant Style.'

'No', she says, not knowing what Immigrant Style is.

'I pay you $300.'

'No', she says.

'I pay you $400.'

'No', she says.

So finally he says, 'OK, I pay $1,000 to do Immigrant Style.'

She thinks, 'Well, I've been in the game for over 10 years now. I've had every kind of request from weirdos from every part of the world. How bad could Immigrant Style be?'' So she agrees and has sex with him.

They do it in every kind of way ... Finally, after several hours, they finish.

Exhausted, the hooker turns to him and says, 'Hey, I was expecting something perverted and disgusting. But that was good. So what exactly is 'Immigrant Style'?'

The illegal immigrant replies, 'You send bill to Government!'

H/T to George M.

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"Birther" argument #2

Funny thing about being a Nation run under the idea of The Rule of Law..would-be dictators soon run into the hard fact of life that our Law usually stymies their effort for total control. Justice may be slow, but in the end, it usually prevails.

Just for review, our Constitution states that to be eligible to run for President, one must:

1) Have reached an age of 35 or older, and,

2) Be a naturally born Citizen of the United States.

It is this second requirement that has the "Birthers" in such a state of anger. First of all, there has been no DEFINITIVE proof shown that the current occupant of the Oval Office was indeed, born in the U.S., and secondly, under our Immigration rules; even IF Barry WAS born in the U.S.; that "natural born" status was lost to him when he was adopted by a foreign national and moved to that foreign nationals home country to live. His mother's status as a Native Citizen was not enough for him to retain his Citizenship, as she was too young and had lived outside America too long for that citizenship to be naturally conferred on Barry; under the BEST of circumstances,he would have held Dual Citizenship, and Dual Citizens are barred by the Constitution from holding the Office of President, Vice President, or Speaker of the House.

The FACT that Barrack Hussein Obama was legally adopted by Lolo Soetoro is not in dispute; the FACT that BHO was taken to live in Indonesia, Mr. Soetoro's homeland is not in dispute. The FACT that BHO OFFICIALLY lived in Indonesia as an INDONESIAN CITIZEN seems to be officially ignored by the Democratic Party, the Congress, and certainly the MSM.

L to R, Lolo Soetoro, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, baby Maya Soetoro, and 9 year old Barry Soetoro (AKA Barack Hussein Obama - President ? of The United States of America)

Somebody help me out here. If our Constitution states that dual citizens are not eligible to serve as President, HOW did Barry get around this little detail?

Photobucket This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro.
Name: Barry Soetoro
Religion: Islam
Nationality: Indonesian

It was KNOWN by BOTH the Democratic and the Republican parties that this man was NOT ELIGIBLE to run for the office he now sits in; the Democrats didn't care about a little thing like legal eligibility, all they cared about was electability, and the Republicans didn't have the spine to insist on full investigation into the matter of eligibility because they were too frightened about the charges of Racism sure to follow any such demand.

The Republican's own candidate faced the same questions of eligibility and the manner in which the the two men responded demonstrates the difference between the two sides.
Faced with the question, John McCain promptly released every document he needed to to demonstrate that he was, in fact, eligible. McCain refused to make BHO's status an issue, despite the fact that the Democrats had rabidly tried to bar him (from running) by the same reasoning with far less evidence.

Barrack Hussein Obama Soetoro, on the other hand has STILL not released ANY documents to demonstrate that eligibility; indeed, he has spent over a million dollars and employed eleven separate law firms in the court fights to prevent the release of ANY of his documents.
There is no reason to take those type of actions unless there is something in those documents that would preclude this man from even running, much less holding, the Office of President.

The old adage that "where there is smoke, there is fire" would certainly seem to apply. Do we REALLY want a man in our highest Office that can't even be honest enough to stand the scrutiny required to be involved in high political office? One who by his policies has shown his disregard for the privacy of the ordinary Citizen in matters of Health-Care, Finance,Job Security; indeed, even in the types of automobiles that will be available to them; yet still insists on TOTAL privacy for himself?

I not only say no, I say HELL NO! Unless he shows us his Bona Fides; he should be impeached, at the VERY least.

The time to lock and load and join the skirmish line is drawing nigh quickly; I hope to see you beside me rather than in my gun sights, the prospect of firing upon my fellow Citizens is abhorrent to me, but less abhorrent than allowing our Republic to slide into Fascism without at least a good fight being brought against it.

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July 28, 2009

The Three Truths

There Three great Truths in life:

1)Jewish people do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

2)Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.

3)Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store.

Although there IS a school of thought that states there are only ONE Truth, and that is that there is nothing certain in Life other than Death and Taxes...

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July 27, 2009

Addition to the 'Roll

Thanks to Gaius over at the Rott, I have a new member of the Empire to add to my blogroll.

Say hello to Kevin Jackson over at The Black Sphere. Looks like I have another book to add to my wish list.....

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Quote of the Day

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." --Thomas Jefferson

And this quote has never been truer in our history than today.

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Well, What WOULD You Say?

A friend of mine, Eric Faust, wrote the following post on his Face Book page; I was so impressed with it that I asked him if I could post it here and he graciously gave me permission to do so...Take it away, Eric !

C'mon - That'll never happen in America!

" What would you say if I gave you 11 reasons why the elections in 2010 will be the most important in the history of the United States?"

1. What if I had told you in October 2008, before the last
presidential election, that before Barack Obama's first 100 days in office,
the federal government would be in control of both the mortgage and the banking industries?
That 19 of America's largest banks would be forced to undergo stress tests by the
federal government which would determine if they were insufficiently capitalized,
so they must be supervised by the government?
Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

2. What if I had told you that within Barack Obama's first 100 days
in office the federal government would be the largest shareholder in
the US Big-Three automakers: Ford, GM, and Chrysler? That the
government would kick out the CEO's of these companies and
appoint hand-picked executives with zero experience in the auto
industry and that executive compensation would be determined, not by a
Board of Directors, but by the government?
Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

3. What if I had told you that Barack Obama would appoint 32 Czars,
without congressional approval, accountable only to him, not to the
voters, who would have control over a wide range of US policy decisions.
That there would be a Stimulus Accountability Czar, an Urban Czar,
a Compensation Czar, an Iran Czar, an Auto Industry Czar,
a Cyber Security Czar, an Energy Czar, a Bank Bailout Czar, and more
than a dozen other government bureaucrats with unchecked regulatory
powers over US domestic and foreign policy.
Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

4. What if I had told you that the federal deficit would be $915
billion in the first six months of the Obama presidency - with a
projected annual deficit of $1.75 trillion - triple the $454.8
billion in 2008, for which the previous administration was highly
criticized by Obama and his fellow Democrats. That congress would
pass Obama's $3.53 trillion federal budget for fiscal 2010. That the
projected deficit over the next ten years would be greater than $10
Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

5. What if I had told you that the Obama Justice Department would
order FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high-value detainees
captured on the battlefield and held at US military detention
facilities in Afghanistan. That Obama would order the closing of
the Guantanamo detention facility with no plan for the disposition of
the 200-plus individuals held there. That several of the suspected
terrorists at Guantanamo would be sent to live in freedom
in Bermuda at the expense of the US government. That our returning US
veterans would be labeled terrorists and put on a watch list.
Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

6. What if I had told you that the federal government would seek
powers to seize key companies whose failures could jeopardize the
financial system. That a new regulatory agency would be proposed by
Obama to control loans, credit cards, mortgage-backed securities, and
other financial products offered to the public.
Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

7. What if I had told you that Obama would travel to the Middle East,
bow before the Saudi king, and repeatedly apologize for America's past
actions. That he would travel to Latin America where he would warmly
greet Venezuela's strongman Hugo Chavez and sit passively in the
audience while Nicaraguan Marxist thug Daniel Ortega charged
America with terrorist aggression in Central America.
Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

8. Okay, now what if I were to tell you that Obama wants to dismantle
conservative talk radio through the imposition of a new "Fairness
Doctrine." That he wants to curtail the First Amendment rights of
those who may disagree with his policies via Internet blogs, cable
news networks, or advocacy ads. That most major network television
and most newspapers will only sing his phrases like state-run media
in communist countries?
Would you say, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

9. What if I were to tell you that the Obama Justice Department is
doing everything it can to limit your Second Amendment rights to keep
and bear arms. That the federal government wants to reinstate the
so-called assault weapons ban which would prohibit the sale of any
type of firearm that requires the shooter to pull the trigger every
time a round is fired. That Obama's Attorney General wants to
eliminate the sale of virtually all handguns and ammunition,
which most citizens choose for self-defense.
Would you say, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

10. What if I were to tell you that the Obama plan is to eliminate
states rights guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment and give the federal
government sweeping new powers over policies currently under the
province of local and state governments and voted on by the people.
That Obama plans to control the schools, energy production,
the environment, health care, and the wealth of every US citizen.
Would you say, "C'mon, that will never happen in America."

11. What if I were to tell you that the president, the courts, and the federal government
have ignored the US Constitution and have seized powers which the founders of our country
fought to restrict. That our last presidential election may have been our last truly free election
for some time to come. That our next presidential election may look similar to the one recently
held in Iran. (And maybe under review by ACORN.)
I know, I know what you will say. That will never happen in America.

If we don't do everything in our power to stop this madness in 2010,
may God have mercy on our souls. Pass this on to every freedom loving American you can.
Thank you.

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Dry Bones


Resident Obama should have answered the question posed to him about this affair with the statement: "I don't know the facts" FULL STOP end of story.

That he didn't only serves to prove that he is not of the mettle worthy of the Office he holds. It further proves just what he really IS; a race-baiting, community organizing (read shakedown thug), smug narcissist that believes that everyone is waiting breathlessly to hear his next pronouncement/opinion upon any and every subject as if it were coming from the midst of a burning bush.

Thanks a LOT you fiddy-twoers. We got the Leader President Jackass-in-Chief YOU deserve.

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July 26, 2009

National Health Care

A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the Healthcare bill in congress

Contact your Representatives and let them know how you feel about this. We, as a country, cannot afford another 1000+ page bill to go through congress without being read.

• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
• Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
• Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
• Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
• Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services. (Americans pay, illegals mooch!)
• Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
• Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
• Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
• Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
• Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
• Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
• Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
• Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
• Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
• Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
• Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
• Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
• Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
• Page 167: Any individual who doesn’t' have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
• Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
• Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
• Page 203: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it really says that.
• Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected."
• Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
• Page 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional judgment, etc.
• Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
• Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
• Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
• Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
• Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
• Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited from owning and investing in healthcare companies!
• Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
• Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on "community" input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
• Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
• Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
• Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
• Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
• Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
• Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
• Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
• Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
• Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient's health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
• Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
• Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
• Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.

That only in the FIRST THIRD of this monstrosity, I'm shuddering to think what will arise in the rest of this collossal takeover of our freedom.

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Quote of the Day

"It took President Obama six months to pick a dog for the White House, but he wants Congress to pass a massive health care reform bill in two weeks! This is insane."--Andrea Lafferty, Executive Director of Traditional Family Coalition

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July 25, 2009

Quote of the Day Redux

"All the problems with the American health care system come from government intervention, so naturally the Democrats' idea for fixing it is more government intervention. This is like trying to sober up by having another drink." --Ann Coulter

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Quote of the Day

"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." --Thomas Jefferson

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Satan Goes to Church

One Sunday morning, Satan appeared before a small town congregation. Everyone started screaming and running for the front church door, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away.

Soon, everyone was gone, except for an elderly gentleman who sat calmly. Satan walked up to the man and said, "Don't you know who I am?"

The man replied, "Yep, sure do."

Satan asked, "Aren't you going to run?"

"Nope, sure ain't," said the man.

Perturbed, Satan asked, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"

The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for over 48 years."

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Husband Wanted

A lonely widow, age 80, decided that it was time to get married again.

She put an ad in the local paper that read:







On the second day, she heard the doorbell. Much to her dismay, she
opened the door to see a grey-haired gentleman sitting in a wheelchair.
He had no arms or legs.

The old woman said, 'You're not really asking me to consider you, are
Just look at you...you have no legs!
The old man smiled, 'Therefore, I cannot run around on you!'

She snorted. 'You don't have any arms either!'

Again, the old man smiled, 'Therefore, I can never beat you!'

She raised an eyebrow and asked intently, 'Are you still good in bed???'

The old man leaned back, beamed a big smile and said,

'Rang the doorbell didn't I ?'

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July 24, 2009

Dog and plane

A man had just settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man sits down in the aisle seat and puts his black Labrador in the middle seat next to the man...

The first man looks very quizzically at the dog and asks why the dog is allowed on the plane.

The second man explains that he is a Drug Enforcement Agency officer and the dog is a 'Sniffer dog'. 'His name is Smithy and he's the best there is. I'll show you once we get airborne, when I put him to work.'

The plane takes off, and once it has leveled, the agent says: Watch this.' He tells Smithy to 'search'.

Smithy jumps down, walks along the aisle, and finally sits very purposefully next to a woman for several seconds Smithy then returns to his seat and puts one paw on the agent's arm.

The agent says, 'Good boy', and he turns to the man and says: 'That woman is in possession of marijuana, so I'm making a note of her seat number and the authorities will apprehend her when we land.'

'Say, that's pretty neat,' replies the first man.

Once again, the agent sends Smithy to search the aisles. The Lab sniffs about, sits down beside a man for a few seconds, returns to his seat and this time, he places TWO paws on the agent's arm.

The agent says, that man is carrying cocaine, so again, I'm making note of his seat number for the police.' I like it!' says his seat mate.

The agent then tells Smithy to 'search' again.

Smithy walks up and down the aisles for a little while, sits down for a moment and then comes racing back to the agent, jumps into the middle seat and proceeds to shit all over the place.

The first man is really amazed by this behavior and can't figure out how or why a well-trained dog would behave like this, so he asks the agent 'What's going on?'

The agent nervously replies, 'He just found a bomb.'

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July 22, 2009


Nicki Fellinger of "The Liberty Zone" can now add the title 'Magister' to her list of accomplishments.

Wonder if we can talk her into being so foolish as to try for political office? She would be a breath of fresh air in the halls of Congress.... Soldier, Academic, Pro 2nd Amendment and Individual Rights, brimming over with just plain common sense and a no nonsense attitude...Nah, she'd be a threat to the status quo of either party.

Go over there and give her the Kudos she deserves.

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Random Quote

“I still miss my ex-girlfriend… but my aim is improving.”

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Ohio blastoff

Neil Armstrong is being hailed today on the anniversary of the moon landing.

He is from Ohio.

The first man to orbit, John Glenn, was from Ohio.

The first man to fly, Orville Wright, was also from Ohio.

It shows that no challenge is too great when a man is trying to get out of Ohio.

H/T to GuyK

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Quote(s) of the Day

"Today, we're spending like we're Paris Hilton, regulating like we're Ralph Nader, nationalizing like we're Hugo Chavez, printing money like we're the Weimar Republic and taxing like we're, well, the Democratic Congress." --former Georgia Democrat Sen. Zell Miller

"Judged against the standard of the U.S. Senate, maybe Sonia Sotomayor has a point. 'A wise Latina' certainly came across smarter than most of those white men on the Judiciary Committee." --Washington Times editor emeritus Wesley Pruden

"[Joe] Biden reminds me of what Churchill once said about our Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles: He is a bull who carries his own china shop with him." --columnist Ken Blackwell

"The president's good friend, Al Gore, who stands to clean up, thanks to the Cap and Trade bill, has long campaigned for the greening of America. How long will it take people to wake up to the fact that his major concern is the greening of Al Gore? For good measure, the greedy oaf recently compared the battle over global warming to the war against the Nazis. And, to think, some folks thought PETA was over the top when they compared a chicken farm to Auschwitz." --columnist Burt Prelutsky

"Hillary Clinton flew to India and Thailand and Indonesia Saturday. It's labeled a state visit but it's more like a scavenger hunt. She's quietly offering a $25 million reward for a certified copy of the president's birth certificate." --comedian Argus Hamilton

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July 21, 2009


The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History.

Who said 'Give me Liberty , or give me Death'?"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Johnny a bright Navajo Indian boy, who had his hand up: 'Patrick Henry, 1775' he said.

'Very good!'

Who said, 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth? '

Again, no response except from Little Johnny, 'Abraham Lincoln, 1863'.

The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class, you should be ashamed, Little Johnny knows more about history than you do.'

She heard a loud whisper: 'Screw the Indians,'

'Who said that?' she demanded.

Little Johnny put his hand up, 'General Custer, 1862.'

At that point, a student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.'

The teacher glares around and asks, 'All right!!! Now who said that!?'

Again, Little Johnny says, 'George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.'

Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Suck this!'

Little Johnny jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher , 'Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!'

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said 'You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you.'< br>
Little Johnny frantically yells at the top of his voice, ' Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him- 2004..'

The teacher fainted.

And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, We're screwed!'

Little Johnny said quietly, "The American people, November 4, 2008

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Obama Ibn Jefferson


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A New Direction

I got this in an E-mail, and I agreed with pretty much all of it; I made a few changes so that it would apply more personally to me...

New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60 50!

I am over 60 55 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.

For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy. (here I part ways with the author...but I do admit I can go longer than an 18 year old w/o thinking about sex..)

Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a
dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry' We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a..m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. (Hell, I'm up every hour on the half hour, so I'd make a perfect night guard!)Besides, like I said, 'I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical s-of-a-b ....(believe me, it would help to take some frustrations out when you've got an enlarged prostate!)

If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser. (What was my point in this post?)

Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.
They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head. (And he's still learning that pants are a lot more comfortable/provide more freedom of movement when you aren't wearing them around your ankles!)

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way..

Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them.

***How about recruiting Women over 50 ...with PMS !!! You think Men have attitudes !!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!!
If nothing else, put them on border patrol.... they will have it secured the first night! (Send in one Brigade of the 101st PMS'rs on the same cycle and they would clear Iraq in a week, not to mention scare the living SH*T out of every single Muslim male they ever came in contact with!!)

Share this with your senior friends. It's purposely in big type so they can read it. my blog host won't support large type, sorry to those who need new glasses and /or cataract surgery!


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My Mistake

One of my friends on my 2nd Amendment group had a confession to make today...and I find that I made the same mistake he did, I just wish I could have stated it as well as he has:

This is difficult for me to admit but I need to do this: My liberal friends were right!!!

They (My liberal friends) told me if I voted for McCain, the nation's Hope would deteriorate, and sure enough there has been a 20-point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration.

They (My liberal friends) told me if I voted for McCain, the US would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and sure enough, tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan.

They (My liberal friends) told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would get worse, and sure enough unemployment is approaching 10% and the stimulus packages recently sent the stock market lower than at any time since 9-11.

They (My liberal friends) told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more "crooks" in high ranking positions in Federal government and sure enough, several recent cabinet nominees and Senate appointments revealed resumes of scandal, bribery and tax fraud.

They (My liberal friends) told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more "Pork at the Trough" in Federal government and sure enough, 17,500 "Pork Bills" showed up in Congress in just three weeks.

They (My liberal friends) told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more deficit spending in D.C. and sure enough, President Obama spent more in just 30 days than all other Presidents together in the history of the good 'ole USA. A 3.8 trillion dollar budget, with a 900 million dollar per day interest on this current debt.

Well I ignored my Democrat friends in November and voted for McCain.

--And they (My liberal friends) were right. All of their (My liberal friends) predictions have come true..(emp. mine D)

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July 20, 2009

Keep Your Change, Obama

What the Gipper had to say about Socialized Medicine:

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Quote of the Day

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained." --George Washington

That's one thing the "Progressives" have forgotten; our entire system was founded upon the Morality of a religious people and ONLY a religious people can have such a system operate successfully.

There IS such a thing as "right" and "wrong" and just plain EVIL...the system of situational ethics and blurring of morals inherent in the Progressive way of thinking has done nothing but degrade our way of life.

pResident Obama may claim "we are not a Christian Nation", but that claim only serves to demonstrate his lack of knowledge about the American way of life and American history itself.

The one thing that made America unique in all the world is that we based our system of government on the religious belief that there are certain inherent rights given to ALL of us BY OUR CREATOR, yet without specifying just what form that Creator might take. Over half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the formulators of our Constitution were ministers of their chosen faiths...They had varied beliefs, from Agnostic to ultra-orthodox Protestant, but they all believed in some form of a Higher Power and that that Higher Power was the source from which all basic Human Rights flowed.

Ours is the only Constitution based upon this belief in a Higher Being without being specific in the nature of that Being, allowing every one of us our personal belief without fear of retribution by the State. Progressives have done their best to remove that faith from the Body Politic, but haven't yet realized that the core belief of a Supreme Being is the glue that binds our society together. We destroy that bond at our peril, and ultimately, to our own destruction.

I am not a religious man. I don't follow any conventional religious sect..I consider myself a Deist - I believe in a Higher Being, but I do not presume to understand that Being or His methods...As G. Gordon Liddy puts it: "the finite Human mind CANNOT apprehend the Infinite mind of God" Having said that, I do believe that there is such a thing as objective right and wrong and I do believe that there is such a thing as pure evil. I do know from studying American history that that general belief structure was the common ethos of our population at the Founding and that straying from that common ethos has been nothing short of disastrous for our Nation. We need to return to our roots if we have any chance of surviving another twenty years, much less another 233 years.

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July 19, 2009

All Seniors Aren't Senile

An older, white-haired man walked into a jewelry store one Friday evening with a beautiful young gal at his side.

He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend. The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring. The old man said, 'No, I'd like to see something more special.'

At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. 'Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000' the jeweler said.

The young lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. The old man seeing this said, 'We'll take it.'

The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the old man stated, 'by check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I'll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I'll pick the ring up Monday afternoon,' he said.

Monday morning, the jeweler phoned the old man.

'There's no money in that account.'

'I know,' said the old man, 'But let me tell you about my weekend!'

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The Obama Insurance

Saw this over at Atlas Shrugs and just had to STEAL Borrow it.
Pretty much says it all...Thanks, you Fiddy twoers, thanks a lot.


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The Kiss

She is pregnant;
He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire.
When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.

A photographer from the Charlotte , North Carolina newspaper, noticed her in the distance looking at the fireman.

He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do.

As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies and kissed him just as the photographer snapped this photograph.

Scroll below the fold for photograph.


And they say animals are dumb?

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Quote of the Day

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose". -- Ronald Reagan

So simple, so elegant, so self-evident. President Reagan understood what was at the core of the dispute of the Cold War Era; Individual liberty and basic Human Freedom vs. control by the State in all aspects of life.

Well, the Cold War is over, and WE WON...the problem now is that we are having the same arguments internally, and the Statists are winning.

The "Progressive" movement and the PC crowd have combined forces to subvert every founding principle that this Country was founded upon and are leading us as surely to a state of Despotism as if the old Soviet Union had overcome us in the Cold War - indeed, they are more successful at it by being members of our society and not a foreign body trying to subvert us from outside. It's always easier to fight the outsider, but when the enemy is "one of our own" they become orders of magnitude more difficult to oppose.

But oppose them we must, and with every fiber of our being, lest we become who we opposed for so long and with so much expenditure of blood and treasure.

My recommended first step for those that believe that an overwhelming State is not about to be thrust upon is to read the "Cap & Trade" legislation recently passed through Congress without any of the Members having read it. I mean REALLY READ some of the provisions in that monstrosity. Pay particular attention to what is contained on page 16 -- the so-called "protection of private insurance act" anyone with more than a 6th grade education HAS to realize that that rider does EXACTLY the opposite of what it's title would have you believe. It destroys private insurance through attrition with the end result of every Citizen becoming beholden to the Federal Government for their health care, WITH NO RECOURSE to escape (UNLESS you happen to be a Senator or Congressman---wonder why the program is good enough for the Electorate, but not for the Political class ?!?) And that is the mere tip of the iceberg...

I regret to say that the time is fast approaching when it WILL become necessary to take up arms against our own Government if we wish to retain those rights and freedoms that the Founders envisioned as our Natural Due. It is NOT subversion to make that statement; the Founders themselves advocated that "when a government becomes oppressive to the People, the People not only have the Right to oppose it, but the DUTY to do so.

To all of you have served in the Military or as a Peace Officer:
REMEMBER YOUR OATH, and ACT accordingly.

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July 16, 2009

Apollo 11


Left to right: Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin

40 years ago today, man embarked on the greatest adventure he had ever undertaken. Three brave men, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. rode atop the mighty Saturn 5 rocket on their way to land on the moon. The rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969 at 13:32 UTC (9:32 a.m. local time). It entered orbit 12 minutes later. After one and a half orbits, the S-IVB third-stage engine pushed the spacecraft onto its trajectory toward the Moon with the Trans Lunar Injection burn. About 30 minutes later the command/service module pair separated from this last remaining Saturn V stage and docked with the lunar module still nestled in the Lunar Module Adaptor.

On July 19 Apollo 11 passed behind the Moon and fired its service propulsion engine to enter lunar orbit. In the thirty orbits that followed, the crew saw passing views of their landing site in the southern Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis) about 20 kilometers (12 mi) southwest of the crater Sabine D (0.67408N, 23.47297E).

On July 20, 1969 the lunar module (LM) Eagle separated from the command module Columbia. Collins, alone aboard Columbia, inspected Eagle as it pirouetted before him to ensure the craft was not damaged.

As the descent began, Armstrong and Aldrin found that they were passing landmarks on the surface 4 seconds early and reported they were "long". They would land miles west of their target point. The LM navigation and guidance computer distracted the crew with several unusual "1201" and "1202" program alarms. Inside Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, computer engineer Jack Garman told guidance officer Steve Bales it was safe to continue the descent and this was relayed to the crew. When Armstrong again looked outside, he saw that the computer's landing target was in a boulder strewn area just north and east of a 400 meter diameter crater (later determined to be "West crater", named for its location in the western part of the originally planned landing ellipse). Armstrong took semi-automatic control and with Aldrin calling out altitude and velocity data, landed at 20:17 UTC on July 20 with about 25 seconds of fuel left.

The program alarms were called executive overflows, during which the computer could not process all of its tasks in real time and had to postpone some of them. This was neither a computer error nor an astronaut error, but stemmed from a mistake in how the astronauts had been trained. Although unneeded for the landing, the rendezvous radar was intentionally turned on to make ready for a fast abort. Ground simulation setups had not foreseen that a fast stream of spurious interrupts from this radar could happen, depending upon how the hardware randomly powered up before the LM then began nearing the lunar surface: Hence the computer had to deal with data from two radars, not the landing radar alone, which led to the overload.

Although Apollo 11 landed with less fuel than other missions, they also encountered a premature low fuel warning. It was later found to be caused by the lunar gravity permitting greater propellant 'slosh' which had uncovered a fuel sensor. On future missions extra baffles were added to the tanks.

Buzz Aldrin spoke the first words (albeit technical jargon) from the LM on the lunar surface. Throughout the descent Aldrin had called out navigation data to Armstrong, who was busy piloting the LM. As Eagle landed Aldrin said, "Contact light! Okay, engine stop. ACA - out of detent." Armstrong acknowledged "Out of detent" and Aldrin continued, "Mode control - both auto. Descent engine command override off. Engine arm - off. 413 is in."

Then Armstrong said the famous words, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Armstrong's abrupt change of call sign from "Eagle" to "Tranquility Base" caused momentary confusion at Mission Control. Charles Duke, acting as CAPCOM during the landing phase, acknowledged their landing, expressing the relief of a Mission Control made nervous by a long landing that almost expended all of the lunar module Eagle's fuel. Duke's famous first words to the Apollo 11 crew on the surface of the moon were flustered "Roger, Twank...Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue here. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot!" expressing the relief of Mission Control after the unexpectedly drawn-out descent.

The Saturn V carrying Apollo 11 took several seconds to clear the tower on July 16, 1969

A condensation cloud forms around an interstage as the Saturn V approached Mach 1, one minute into the flight

Aldrin unpacks experiments from the LEM, named Eagle.

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July 15, 2009

Replacing Michelle in Chicago

At the top right hand corner of Page 17 of the New York Post of January
24th, 2009, was a short column entitled "Replacing Michelle" in the National
Review "The Week" column. Here it is, word for word, as it appeared:

Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama: The
University of Chicago Medical center hired her in 2002 to run "programs for
community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff
diversity and minority contracting".

In 2005, the hospital raised her salary from $120,000 to $317, 000 nearly
twice what her husband made as a Senator.

Oh, did we mention that her husband had just become a U.S. Senator? He
sure had. And that he immediately requested a $1 million earmark for the UC
Medical Center, in fact?... You betcha by golly... He surely did. Way to
network Michelle!

But now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will
remain unfilled. How can that possibly be??? Especially if the work she did
was vital enough to be worth $317,000?

Oh, by the way, let me add that Michelle's position was a part time, 20
hour week job at $317,000.00 per year !! And to think they were critical of
Blagojevich's wife for taking $100,000 in fuzzy real estate commission.

Question is.. How did this bit of quid pro quo corruption escape the sharp
reporters that dug through Sarah Palin's garbage & kindergarten files?

You get 3 guesses & the first 2 don't count.

Bingo!! - You're right. Bring on 2010 & 2012 elections...

"IN GOD WE TRUST!!"--we better, because you sure can't trust your elected officials.

"I'll keep my freedom, guns & money... You can keep the change!!"

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Quote of the Day

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government--lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." -- Patrick Henry

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Dinner with Obama, a parable

This is scary & too near the truth of the direction we seem to be going to laugh.
Certainly food for thought.

Once upon a time, I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President. I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable electronics. There was some talk that my industry was being scrutinized by the administration, but I paid it no mind. I live in a free country. There's nothing that the government can do to me if I've broken no laws. My wealth was earned honestly, and an invitation to dinner with an American President is an honor.

I checked my coat, was greeted by the Chief of Staff, and joined the President in a yellow dining room. We sat across from each other at a table draped in white linen. The Great Seal was embossed on the china. Uniformed staff served our dinner.

The meal was served, and I was startled when my waiter suddenly reached out, plucked a dinner roll off my plate, and began nibbling it as he walked back to the kitchen.

"Sorry about that," said the President. "Andrew is very hungry."

"I don't appreciate..." I began, but as I looked into the calm brown eyes across from me, I felt immediately guilty and petty. It was just a dinner roll. "Of course," I concluded, and reached for my glass. Before I could, however, another waiter reached forward, took the glass away and swallowed the wine in a single gulp.

"And his brother Eric is very thirsty." said the President.

I didn't say anything. The President is testing my compassion, I thought. I will play along. I don't want to seem unkind.

My plate was whisked away before I had tasted a bite.

"Eric's children are also quite hungry."

With a lurch, I crashed to the floor. My chair had been pulled out from under me. I stood, brushing myself off angrily, and watched as it was carried from the room.

"And their grandmother can't stand for long."

I excused myself, smiling outwardly, but inside feeling like a fool. Obviously I had been invited to the White House to be sport for some game. I reached for my coat, to find that it had been taken. I turned back to the President.

"Their grandfather doesn't like the cold."

I wanted to shout - that was my coat! But again, I looked at the placid smiling face of my host and decided I was being a poor sport. I spread my hands helplessly and chuckled. Then I felt my hip pocket and realized my wallet was gone. I excused myself and walked to a phone on an elegant side table. I learned shortly that my credit cards had been maxed out, my bank accounts emptied, my retirement and equity portfolios had vanished, and my wife had been thrown out of our home. Apparently, the waiters and their families were moving in. The President hadn't moved or spoken as I learned all this, but finally I lowered the phone into its cradle and turned to face him.

"Andrew's whole family has made bad financial decisions. They haven't planned for retirement, and they need a house. They recently defaulted on a subprime mortgage. I told them they could have your home. They need it more than you do."

My hands were shaking. I felt faint. I stumbled back to the table and knelt on the floor. The President cheerfully cut his meat, ate his steak and drank his wine. I lowered my eyes and stared at the small grey circles on the tablecloth that were water drops.

"By the way," He added, "I have just signed an Executive Order nationalizing your factories. I'm firing you as head of your business. I'll be operating the firm now for the benefit of all mankind. There's a whole bunch of Erics and Andrews out there and they can't come to you for jobs groveling like beggars."

I looked up. The President dropped his spoon into the empty ramekin which had been his creme brulee. He drained the last drops of his wine. As the table was cleared, he lit a cigarette and leaned back in his chair. He stared at me. I clung to the edge of the table as if were a ledge and I were a man hanging over an abyss. I thought of the years behind me, of the life I had lived. The life I had earned with a lifetime of work, risk and struggle. Why was I punished? How had I allowed it to be taken? What game had I played and lost? I looked across the table and noticed with some surprise that there was no game board between us.

What had I done wrong?

As if answering the unspoken thought, the President suddenly cocked his head, locked his empty eyes to mine, and bared a million teeth, chuckling wryly as he folded his hands.

"You should have stopped me at the dinner roll," he said.


WE need to stop him now before it is too late !!

H/T to Rurik

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Finally, after months of controversy and dissension on Mr. Obama's legal citizenship status, the Obama family has released his birth certificate to be perused by the general public. Seems the Fiddy Twoers were correct, and he is a natural born citizen; here's the proof:


So at last we can move on, secure in the knowledge that we can only question the Resident's performance, not his basic eligibility for the position he holds...

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July 13, 2009

Puzzle of the day

crossword puzzle

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July 12, 2009

We're NOT a Christian nation?

President Barack Obama said in Turkey :

"We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

OH REALLY Mr. Obama? Maybe in your revisionist socialist subset of acquaintances there isn't much referral to a supreme Deity, but historically, we were and always HAVE been, a religious people.

I found this very interesting.

Do you know the Preamble for your state?

Alabama 1901, Preamble:
We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution..

Alaska 1956, Preamble: We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Arizona , grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Arkansas , grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble: We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...

Colorado 1876, Preamble: We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe...

Connecticut 1818, Preamble:. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble: Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences...

Florida 1885, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Florida , grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble :We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble: We , the people of Hawaii , Grateful for Divine Guidance ... Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Idaho , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble: We, the People of the State of Indiana , grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble: We, the People of the State of Iowa , grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble: We, the people of Kansas , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble:.. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties..

Louisiana 1921, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Louisiana , grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble: We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble: We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble: We....the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction

Michigan 1908, Preamble.: We, the people of the State of Michigan , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble: We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble: We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness. Establish this Constitution...

Montana 1889, Preamble:. We, the people of Montana , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..

Nebraska 1875, Preamble: We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble: We the people of the State of Nevada , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution...

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble: We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble: We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..

New York 1846, Preamble: We, the people of the State of New York , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble: We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those...

North Dakota 1889, Preamble: We, the people of North Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble: We the people of the state of Ohio , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble: Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble: We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance....

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble.: We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing...

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble: We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble: We, the people of South Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties ...

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI..III.0That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble: We, the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble: Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble" Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ..

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble: We, the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble: Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia, reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ...

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble: We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility...

Wyoming 1890, Preamble: We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, Do establish this Constitution...

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong! If you found this to be 'food for thought' pass this along to as many as you think will be enlightened, as I hope you were. Considering ALL 50 states ackowledge a debt to God for their freedoms and form of self governence, I think it safe to say that we were, indeed, founded as a religious nation, and continued to be so at least up to the inclusion of the 50th State, Hawaii, in 1959. It is the New Order socialists that seem to fear acknowledging that fact...maybe because it would be an impediment to their gaining and using power?

(Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.)


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The Alien Connection

It was 1947...

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and organizations. However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Barbara Boxer
Hillary Rodham
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?

I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!

Now You Know.

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American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists
and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course.

Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.
Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.

You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens.
We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood ..

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.
We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you Answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

John J. Wall
Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin Sheehan, Barbara Streisand, & Jane Fonda with you.

P. S. S. And we won't have to press 1 for English.

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Railroad tracks. This is fascinating.

Be sure to read the final paragraph; your understanding of it will depend on the earlier part of the content.
The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number.

Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the US railroads.

Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used.

Why did 'they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.

Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that's the spacing of the wheel ruts.

So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including England ) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since.

And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever.

So the next time you are handed a specification/procedure/process and wonder 'What horse's ass came up with this?', you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses' asses.) Now, the twist to the story:

When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah.
The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses control almost everything...

CURRENT Horses Asses are controlling everything else.

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July 10, 2009


Your on patrol in Afghanistan when your Humvee comes under attack from small arms fire and RPG's...A RPG stikes into the Humvee and continues through;impaling itself through your left hip and into your abdomen... Spc. Channing Moss was dying and he knew it, but thanks to the bravery of the Medivac chopper unit and the surgeons at the Bn. aid station,defying well reasoned regulations, he survived to be able to come home and witness the miracle of the birth of his second child.

The real heroes of this story are the Medivac chopper team; Surgeon Maj. John Oh and some volunteer surgical staff, and EOD technicians Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Brown and his partner, Spc. Emmanual Christian. Every one of these people placed their own lives in danger to ensure that Spc Moss would have every opportunity possible to survive.

PhotobucketArmy surgeon Maj. John Oh, bottom left, and EOD team leader Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Brown, bottom middle, pose in front of the Medical Aid Station at Orgun-E with the rest of the medical team that saved Spc. Channing Moss, who arrived with a live rocket-propelled grenade embedded in his torso.

Heroes indeed.

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July 09, 2009

Hate Crime in Akron

"Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation."

Oh REALLY ?!? Tell me that if it had been a gang of WHITE teenagers attacking a BLACK family that it wouldn't be plastered across NATIONAL headlines as a "hate crime", instead of just a puff piece in the local rag with the Police doing the usual "not enough information at this time to say" shuffle.

I do not subscribe to the "hate crime" law mentality, and this is one of the reasons why, such legislation always seems to end up giving minority (whether racial, cultural or sexually orientated) segments of the population preferential treatment under the law, to the detriment of everyone else. Having said that, just tell me in the name of all that is just could an incident where one racial group attacks another racial group, while SAYING in essence that is was motivated by the other groups race (this is OUR/a black world?) that it could NOT be a hate crime under any sane equally applied definition ?

All the race pimping organizations will no doubt defend the youts by spouting out the same old tired rhetoric as "merely being frustrated by being treated as a second class citizen by a white power structure" and calling for "more understanding and tolerance of the Black mans condition/place in our society"..

I say call a spade a spade and treat these punks as just what they are, racist hoodlums and gangsta wannabes. Charge them with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and sentence them accordingly if found guilty, and tack on the extra time assigned to "hate crimes" to boot to demonstrate the message that we ARE all equal under the law and that racially motivated crimes will be punished more severely. As I said, I don't subscribe to "hate crime" legislation, but as long as that legislation is on the books, apply it equally for all races/cultures/orientations.

H/T to my friend Eddie H.

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A story with a happy ending!

This nineteen-year-old ex-cheerleader, now an Air Force Security Forces Sniper, was watching a road that led to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road.. She engaged the target (i.e., she shot him). Turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers.
The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which detonated; he was blown to pieces. The Air Force made a motivational poster of her:


(Folks, that's a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields!)

And the last thing that came out of this Terrorist's mouth..was...his @ss!

Snopes says that the picture is real and the woman is identified as Senior Airman Polly-jan Bobseine, a member of 832 Security Forces Fire Team member, stationed at Moody AF Base, Georgia. Apparently the only thing real is that she is a real AF sniper, and the picture is by an official A.F. photographer. The poster and the account of the incident are not "real".

I don't give a damn, it's a good motivational poster in any case, and I salute SrA Bobseine for her service to her Country. We need many more young women (AND men) like her, willing to serve in our Armed Forces.

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July 08, 2009


There was this small church down in Texas that had a very big-busted Organist. Her breasts were so huge that they bounced and jiggled while she played the organ. Unfortunately, she distracted the congregation considerably.
The very proper church ladies were appalled. They said something had to be done about this or they would have to get another Organist.

So, one of the ladies approached her very discreetly and told her to mash up some green Persimmons and rub them on the nipples of her breasts and maybe they would shrink in size, but warned her to not eat any of the green Persimmons, though, 'because they are so sour they will make your mouth pucker up and you won't be able to talk properly for a while'.

She agreed to try it.

The following Sunday morning the minister got up in the pulpit and said....

'Dew to thircumsthanthis bewond my contwol, we will not hath a thermon tewday.

H/T Catfish

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Quote of the Day

“Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?” --Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the few times I could agree with Mrs. Roosevelt wholeheartedly !

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New Improved Liagra !


H/T to Jack

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Newsweek Poll

Sarah Palin's Decision: Good or Bad? (6,474 Respondents)

What is your opinion of Sarah Palin?

6,114 (93.44%)

429 (6.56%)

Did Sarah Palin make the right decision in resigning as Alaska's governor?

Right decision
5,291 (82.32%)

Wrong decision
1,136 (17.68%)

Do you believe Sarah Palin's explanation for her resignation?

No, I don't believe her.
636 (9.82%)

Yes, I believe her.
5,843 (90.18%)

In the election between McCain - Palin and Obama — Biden, who did you vote for?

McCain - Palin
6,003 (92.23%)

Obama - Biden
293 (4.50%)

213 (3.27%)

Would you support Sarah Palin as the Republican nominee for president in 2012?

849 (13.17%)

5,596 (86.83%)

It seems from the data that this poll was mostly of the Republican base, and it seems the base still likes Gov. Palin, despite the scorn the Party apparatchiks have heaped upon her for resigning her Governorship.
Which just goes to prove that the apparatchiks are out of touch with the base.

For myself, I think Gov. Palin made the correct decision and I look forward to the next three years with great anticipation to see just what course Sarah will take. In a way, I pity her opponents, they have a real, principled, mature adult to deal with for a change and it won't be pretty --- for them.

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July 07, 2009

just some random videos...

If you appreciate high precision, you can't do better than the USMC Silent Drill Team:

Having given the Marines their due credit, I CAN'T forget MY service branch, the U.S. Army, and even better, from my old division, the 3rd ID:

I suppose that Beth would never forgive me if I didn't include her beloved U.S.A.F...maybe some Zoomies CAN be precise after all:

The Navy aren't exactly pikers in the precision department either, watch these Squids show the colors in Norway:

And finally, some true "shock and awe" delivered ARMY AIR CAV style with AC/DC as the background soundtrack; just because it's MY blog and I can do what I like:

And my favorite air weapon, the A-10 Warthog in action:

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Blast from the Past

If you're an old fart like me you will enjoy hearing Tennessee Ernie Ford's golden voice again, and if you're a young sprout, this is an opportunity to hear one of the gratest voices ever to grace the airwaves; either way I think you'll find this video most amusing...watch Mr. Ford's face as he does everything he can to not laugh at his young son Brian's antics.

Thanks for sending this to me Catfish!

And here's his most famous song:

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Quote of the Day

“Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home;
what they fear is physical force.” -- George Orwell

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The Man & The Traffic Camera

You Ladies will love this,

Guys....Sometimes I just post what I'm sent. Be honest, to really fuck up, there has to be a man involved somewhere.....

A man was driving when a traffic camera flashed. He thought his picture was taken for exceeding the speed limit, even though he knew he was not speeding. Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. He thought this was quite funny, so he slowed down even further as he drove past the area, but the traffic camera flashed yet again. He tried a fourth time with the same result. The fifth time he was laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past at a snail's pace.

Two weeks later, he got five traffic fine letters in the mail for driving without a seat belt.

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From my friend Chris in Alaska:


Someone took the time to nail the issues on this board game...

The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism.


Simply, by having the government take over everything.

Wanna play? No?

Too bad, you're already playing.

And in this game, nobody wins....

... as we all lose our freedoms, one little throw of the dice at a time...

And new added Attraction! ObamaCare™, Don't get sick on it!


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Fun Fact


04:05:06, 07-08-09


H/T Lil Sis

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July 06, 2009


"Capitalists don't view profits as evil or the product of greed. Their opponents -- call them Marxists, fascists, socialists, radical liberals or whatever -- do. Which brings us ... to Barack Obama. Both his father, Barack Obama Sr., and his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, were communists. His church of choice was one of black liberation theology, whose Marxist roots are inarguable. He associated with far leftists on the 'organizing' streets of Chicago, including Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Mentorship and associations are one thing, but what have Obama's words and actions revealed about his attitudes toward labor, capital, profits and government control of business and industry? Well, he said that he would raise capital gains tax rates, even if it reduced revenues, as a matter of fairness. It's only fair to make everyone poorer if you believe profits are inherently evil. He told Joe the Plumber he wants to spread the wealth around. He talked about confiscating Exxon Mobil's profits and giving them to consumers, saying 'they are not going to give up those profits easily.' He called Chrysler creditors 'speculators' and castigated them for refusing to accept his extortionist reorganization plan. He berated Wall Street for making profits, saying 'now is not (the) time' for them to 'rake in profits.' He and his wife even railed against the pursuit of profit in their respective commencement addresses. He abused the power of his office to steal money from GM and Chrysler shareholders and transfer it to the proletariat, I mean, the United Auto Workers. He redistributed taxpayer money from those who have paid their mortgages to those who have not. He is desperately trying to spread the misery and impoverish businesses and individuals through his cap and tax plan, which no proponent of economic growth and prosperity would consider supporting. And in addition to gobbling up other businesses and industries, he is trying to nationalize medicine -- to siphon off the evil surplus value charged by doctors and insurance companies -- on the flawed Marxist theory that he can reduce costs overall, when the reason health care costs have already skyrocketed is that market forces have been suppressed in the industry. You don't have to call him a Marxist, but at least understand where his heart is." -- David Limbaugh

I would call Mr. Obama not only a Marxist, but a Fascist to boot, not to mention an unqualified Usurper to the Office he holds.

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Cap & Trade


"Here's how to get a dubious bill into law, or at least past the U.S. House of Representatives, which of late has deserved to be called the lower chamber: -- First, make the bill long. Very long. So long no one may actually read it, supporters or opponents. Introduce a 310-page horse-choker of an amendment at 3 in the morning on the day of the roll-call vote. So it can't be examined too closely or too long. Only after the bill passes may its true costs emerge. ... -- Make sure that the bill itself, which was already 1,200 pages long before this super-sized amendment was added, surpasseth all understanding. (Which may be the only thing it has in common with the peace of God.) ... -- Insert all kinds of exceptions into the bill so those special interests that stand to benefit by them -- whether regional, economic or ideological -- will join the stampede. -- Coat the bill and the campaign for it with high-sounding sloganspeak, if not hysteria. Warn that The End Is Near unless this bill is passed, at least if you consider the year 2100 near. ... -- If necessary, change the subject at the last minute. Say, from climate change to creating jobs. And, hesto presto, though the vote may be close (219 to 212), a confusing bill can be on its way to becoming even more confusing law. Which is just what happened the other day in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... -- Forget the actual content of the bill, since few if any can understand it anyway. Instead, just recite talking points. It's a lot easier than actually thinking. ... Whoever said you never want to see sausage made or laws passed did a grave injustice to sausage-makers, who are surely engaged in a much more wholesome enterprise." --Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editor Paul Greenberg

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World's Shortest Job Interview

Trixie went to look for a job the moment she left her High School graduation Ceremony. She was quite nervous, after all there is a recession at the m,oment, after all...Yet she had what has been determined as the Worlds Shortest Job Interview on record. Go under the fold to witness the entire interview for yourself.


Photobucket To Catfish

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Nuff' Said


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Ann Coulter Explains Palin's Exit

I was a little stunned when I heard that Gov. Palin was resigning...I thought that it was because of the constant slanderous attacks against her family, but I had thought her tougher than that; Ms. Coulter has what may be the perfect explanation, and shows that Gov. Palin is indeed crazy, crazy like a fox! Here is her explanation:

I’m confused by all the confusion among the chattering classes about Palin. I thought her press conference explained it very clearly – though she couldn't’t put it precisely this way without sounding vain, but it’s obvious.

Even though she’s just a state governor, she’s a HUGE national star who is both sought after and attacked as if she is already a president (a Bush, not an Obama). But she basically can’t participate because she’s tethered to the governor’s office up in Alaska. Consequently, she has to fight with one hand tied behind her back and she also can’t go around the country campaigning for candidates and principles she believes in – because she’s governor and would be accused of neglecting the state.

Meanwhile, the Lt. Gov. is a great guy, so she’s leaving the state in good hands and now she can go on to be an even bigger star.

It’s a weird Washington insider perspective to be perplexed by what she’s doing. Contrary to Mark Sanford’s e-mails to his mistress, no one was really impressed with him; 99.99999999999999999% of Americans didn’t know who he was. Who is more influential: Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Bill O’Reilly, or Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford (before the fall)? As Palin said, God bless people who run for political office, but – and she didn’t say this part – she’s too big to be a lame-duck governor stuck dealing with fishing licenses in Anchorage right now.

She’ll be much bigger now and can play on the national stage without constantly setting off state ethics investigations by loons, parasites and liberals. None of this applied to McCain or Kerry – both of whom went back to the Senate – because their national campaigns diminished them. Palin’s national campaign made her a major star. As she said, she’s not retreating, she’s advancing in another direction.

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July 05, 2009

Quote of the Day

I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting at church thinking about my motorcycle. --Anon


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July 04, 2009

History lesson for the 4th

On June 7, 1995, the Washington Times printed a letter to the editor from a man named Thomas Colton Ruthford in which he described the Nazis and how Hitler came to power and then abused that power. In light of current events, this letter could be quite chilling. There are those who say that "Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it," but I would like to modify that and say that, "The only lesson we learn from history is that we don't learn from history."

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Letter to the Editor

6/7/95 - Arlington, Washington Times

During the past several months in the American press, the Democrats have frequently denounced the Republicans as Nazis due to their attempts to control runaway federal spending. How very ironic. I remember the Nazis. Let me share a little about them and recall some of their exploits.

First of all, "Nazi" was gutter slang for the verb "to nationalize" . The Bider-Mienhoff gang gave themselves this moniker during their early struggles. The official title of the Nazi Party was "The National Socialist Workers Party of Germany". Hitler and the Brownshirts advocated the nationalization of education, health care, transportation, national resources, manufacturing, distribution and law enforcement.

Hitler came to power by turning the working class, unemployed, and academic elite against the conservative republic. After der fuhrer's election ceased being a political conspiracy and was transformed into a fashionable social phenomenon, party membership was especially popular with educators, bureaucrats, and the press. Being a Nazi was politically correct. They called themselves "The Children of the New Age of World Order" and looked down their noses at everyone else. As Hitler accrued more power, he referred to his critics as "The Dark Forces of Anarchy and Hatred". Anyone who questioned Nazi high-handedness in the German press was branded a "Conservative Reactionary" . Joseph Goebbels, minister of communications, proclaimed a "New World Order".

The Nazi reign of terror began with false news reports on the Jews, Bohemians and Gypses who were said to be arming themselves to overthrow the "New World Order" and Hitler demanded that all good people register their guns so that they wouldn't fall into the hands of "terrorists and madmen". Right wing fanatics of the "Old Order" who protested firearms registration were arrested by the S.S. and put in jail for "fomenting hatred against the Government of the German people".

Then the Reichstag (government building) was blown up and Hitler ram-rodded an "Emergency Anti-Terrorist Act" through Parliament that gave the Gestapo extraordinary powers. The leader then declared that for the well-being of the German people, all private firearms were to be confiscated by the Gestapo and the Wermotten (federal law enforcement and military). German citizens who refused to surrender their guns when the "jack-boots" (Gestapo) came calling, were murdered in their homes. By the way, the Gestapo were the federal marshals' service of the Third Reich. The S.W.A.T. team was invented and perfected by the Gestapo to break into the homes of the enemies of the German people.

When the Policia Bewakken, or local police, refused to take away guns from townsfolk, they themselves were disarmed and dragged out into the street and shot to death by the S.A. and the S.S. Those were Nazi versions of the B.A.T.F. and the F.B.I. When several local ministers spoke out against these atrocities, they were imprisoned and never seen again.

The Gestapo began to confiscate and seize the homes, businesses, bank accounts, and personal belongings of wealthy conservative citizens who had prospered in the old Republic. Pamphleteers who urged revolt against the Nazis were shot on site by national law enforcement and the military. Gypsies and Jews were detained and sent to labor camps. Mountain roads throughout central Europe were closed to prevent the escape of fugitives into the wilderness, and to prevent the movement and concealment of partisan resistance fighters.

Public schools rewrote history and Hitler youth groups taught the children to report their parents to their teachers for anti-Nazi remarks. Such parents disappeared. Pagan animism became the state religion of the Third Reich and Christians were widely condemned as "right wing fanatics".

Millions of books were burned first and then people. Millions of them burned in huge ovens after they were first gassed to death. Unmarried women were paid large sums of money to have babies out of wedlock and then given medals for it. Evil was declared as being good, and good was condemned as being evil. World Order was coming and the German people were going to be the "peacekeepers" .

Yes, indeed, I remember the Nazis and they weren't Republicans, or "right wing", or "patriots" or "militias". They were Socialist monsters.

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Does anything in the above history lesson resonate with you as to our current government administration's policies? If not, you need to wake up and look around. Today is the 233rd birthday of the American Republic...if the current trend continues, it will be the LAST birthday of the Republic.

Wake up people, don't let the promise of this great nation slip away from you; fight for it at the ballot box, and if need be, fight for it by force of arms in the streets.

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July 03, 2009

Rant of the Week

Definition of a Veteran:

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America ", for an amount "up to and including my life."

That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.


Our pResident sure doesn't understand the meaning of the word "Honor" . Instead, it seems that his goal in life is to apologize to every second and third world dictator for any American actions against them, both real or perceived, while he emulates their actions here at home.

He bows to the king of Saudi Arabia while treating the Head of State of our oldest ally as if she were the new kitchen maid.
He applauds a would-be dictator when that "democratically elected" President decides that his country's Constitution really shouldn't apply to him when it limits his term in office (thankfully, the military of that nation didn't forget THEIR oaths to that Constitution! Hope ours do the same if the same situation arises here !) He nationalizes our banking system and over a third of our automotive manufacturing with nothing more than a Presidential fiat, with the aid of a willing Congress and compliant Mass Media. He refuses to comply with a simple request mandated by our Constitution to prove that he's a native son; indeed, he spends hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting disclosure of what SHOULD be public record, and is aided and abetted in this by a Supreme Court that has abrogated it's main responsibility to uphold and protect the Constitution.

Tomorrow we celebrate the 233Rd birthday of our Nation. The Founders must be spinning in their graves to see what this last generation has done to their "Noble Experiment". I feel that if Patrick Henry were alive today he would be reminding us that the "roots of the Tree of Liberty needs replenishing from time to time with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants" and that the time to do so is coming overdue.

Please, find a Tea Party in your local area on this July the 4th and spend a few hours telling our government that We the People are still, and of a right SHOULD BE, in charge.

DON'T let Mr. Obama create a Federal cult of personality and run roughshod over the rights of our Citizens. We have the responsibility to take back the reins of power; whether it is done by persuasion at the ballot box, or by force of arms, may soon become the question.
If we do nothing, we deserve the chains that will be placed upon us, and we will DESERVE the condemnation placed upon our memories by our succeeding generations.

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July 02, 2009

Quote(s) of the Day

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." --Thomas Jefferson

"No greater wrong can ever be done than to put a good man at the mercy of a bad, while telling him not to defend himself or his fellows; in no way can the success of evil be made surer or quicker." --President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." --British publisher and writer Ernest Benn (1875-1954)

"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office." --American journalist H. L. Mencken (1880-1856)

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July 01, 2009

Just for Grins

A Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other, and finally
they got married, and had a little sweet potato, which they called

Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.
When it was time, they told her about the facts of life.

They warned her about going out
and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and get
a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato,' and end up with a bunch of
Tater Tots

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a
rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato

She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her
Shoestring cousins.

When she went off to Europe, Mr and Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out
for the hard-boiled guys from Ireland
And the greasy guys from France called the French Fries. And when she
went out west, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get

Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn't
associate with those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other
side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that say,
'Frito Lay.'

Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that's Potato University )
so that when she graduated she'd really be in the Chips.

But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and
announced she was going to marry Tom Brokaw .

Tom Brokaw !

Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset.
They told Yam she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw because he's

Are you ready for this?

Are you sure?
OK! Here it is!


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