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Friday, September 17, 2010
J***offs for Coons

It's fascinating to see the Leftist Nutroots and "mainstream" commentators hyper-ventilating over Deleware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's rather temperate remarks about masturbation, offered in the context of an MTV documentary, in which she was interviewed as a voice of traditional sexual morality.

This issue may pose a threat to Republican chances in the general election, since a lot of j***offs would have voted for Liberal Republican Mike Castle, had he won the GOP nomination. Now, it's likely that every j***off in The First State will vote Democrat in November. Come to think of it, it's pretty much Situation Normal.


Posted by larry_naselli at 3:31 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010 3:33 PM CDT
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Criminals Confront The New Normal

CBS News headline from September 13, 2010 <FBI: Violent Crime Down for 3rd Straight Year>

Further proof that it is really bad out there under the Obamaconomy. Even criminals are having a hard time finding jobs.

The article doesn't delve into the internal details of the FBI report, but chances are that criminals are suffering the same pressures as their law-abiding countrymen, namely Public Sector in-roads on Private Sector activity.

Just as Ford and Toyota must compete for market-share against Government Motors, so private sector theives and extortionists have to compete for market-share against Obamacare, Stimulus Spending, Dodd-Frank Financial Industry Regulation, GM Bankruptcy meddling, Cap and Trade, the BP Shakedown, an Offshore Drilling Moratorium, HHS threats to the Health Insurance Industry, and Government mega-borrowing.

Criminals are learning what the rest of us have known for a long time: Big Government is a jealous god.


Posted by larry_naselli at 1:06 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010 10:56 AM CDT
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Tea Party Steam Rolls RINO's in Deleware

Three cheers for the Republican voters of Deleware, and for the Tea Party, for Christine O'Donnell, and for Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin.

Daniel Foster, writing on NRO reports that Castle primary voters support the Democrat Coons over O’Donnell 44-28 in the general election. I’m not sure if that is a before the primary or overnight after the primary poll, but either way it is instructive about where “Moderate” Republicans are coming from. They expect Conservatives to bite the bullet and vote for RINOs, in order to obtain Republican majorities in Congress, but when a NOTD conservative defeats a RINO in the primary, the Republican Moderates find more in common with Liberal Democrats than with Conservative Republicans. The “get behind the Party’s candidate” riff is strictly a one-way street, and the only reason the façade has held as long as it has, is because the bluff usually works to persuade enough GOP Primary voters to cast their ballots for the “electable” Moderate. Recent examples include Arlen Specter, John McCain and Mark Kirk. So, how’s that been workin’ out?

A couple other observations, from Foster’s post:

<CNN’s Mark Preston quotes an unnamed GOP official: “Until she demonstrates some viability in the polls we are not going to have any money for her.” The official said it is now incumbent on Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party Express to support O’Donnell. “They got her here.”> And these Republican Party officials can’t figure out why the millions of $25 to $100 grass roots donations have dried up on them? Conservatives and Tea Party voters in Deleware were expected to take one for the team and vote for RINO Mike Castle, because the most important thing was to get a Senate majority, yet following O’Donnell’s primary win the GOP (according to this anonymous official) suddenly calculates that winning a Senate majority isn’t the highest priority after all?

<Only 31% of Delaware voters think Christine O’Donnell is fit to hold public office.> Memo to 69% of Deleware voters, public office is currently held by people generally considered fit to hold it. Considering the results, rather than the resumes, isn’t it time to re-calibrate our assessment of what makes a candidate fit to hold public office? Could we perhaps replace the qualification of an Ivy League degree with the qualification of a knowledge of and reverence for the U.S. Constitution? That would be a start towards restoring our Republic to health.


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:09 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010 11:56 AM CST
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Pre-emptive Surrender

In case anyone was wondering whether John Boehner is an authentic Republican office holder, there can no longer be any doubt. The Dems disseminate their anti-Boehner Disinformatzia, accusing him of supporting tax hikes on the middle-class, and Boehner’s first reaction is to wave the white flag. “hey, some of my best friends are in the middle-class…”

Could the House GOP Caucus maybe pay for Boehner to attend a negotiating class? The moment Boehner says, “if the best deal I can get is extending the Bush tax cuts for the lower income brackets, I’ll vote for it,” that instantly becomes the best deal he can get.

Moreover, the predictable news reporting of Boehner’s statement is that Boehner has agreed with Obama’s plan to cut taxes for hard-working middle-class Americans (not, mind you, for those dirty rich fat cat SOB’s making a whopping $250K per year). Ah, finally the Republicans see the light and agree to stop their stubborn racist opposition to Obama’s salvation of the proletariat.

It’s a little incongruous to compare Obama to a historic American Patriot, but this story sounds like Ethan Allen demanding the surrender of Ft. Ticonderoga. The British commander assumed (wrongly) that Allen must have had a force sufficient to successfully besiege the fort, so he surrendered without firing a shot. Boehner just did the same.

 

 


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:08 AM CDT
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wrong Approach to Koran Burning

As I see it, the Pastor of a 30-member "Mega-Church" in Florida, who plans to burn the Koran, is going about this all wrong. He is getting all the people mad at him who buy ink by the truckload, and control the IRS.

He should instead get all those people on his side, by submitting his Koran burning for a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as a work of avant garde art. The NEH would grant him a few hundred grand of the taxpayers' dollars, and every Liberal from President Obama to the NY Times Editorial Board would defend his insult to a religion as an inviolable work of artistic genius, just as if it was a crucifix in a jar of urine.


Posted by larry_naselli at 5:19 PM CDT
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Mission Accomplished?

 

I wonder what the Las Vegas odds-makers are saying about the probability of President Obama, in his speech tonight,

1) giving credit to G.W. for turning Iraq around with the Surge

2) admitting that he, BHO, was wrong about the Surge

3) both of the above

 

If I was Obama’s political advisor I would encourage him to say something along the lines of:

“Three and a half years ago, many critics of the Iraq War, myself included, were not convinced that General Petraeus’ Surge Strategy could reverse Iraq’s slide into civil war; but it is a testament to the greatness of America’s Armed Forces, and to the vision of David Patraeus, that the implementation of his strategy did change the course of the Iraq War, so that today we are able to bring American Combat Troops home, and turn over the future of Iraq’s security to the Iraqi’s. It is also to his credit, that my predecessor, President Bush, adopted General Patraeus’ Plan, at a time when the future of our efforts in Iraq looked very dark. Tonight, the future of Iraq looks very different than it did in those chaotic days, which is why I am changing the focus of America’s mission in the region…”

The question is, does Obama have what it takes to say that? I would guess not, but I hope he surprises me.


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:49 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:59 AM CDT
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Monday, August 30, 2010
Edwards was right!
OK, I detest John Edwards, but I'm man enough to admit that he was right. There are indeed TWO AMERICAS. One needs only view the images linked here to know that it is so.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:54 AM CDT
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Building Bridges

The 9/11 Victory Mosque Imam says he wants to put a Mosque at Ground Zero in order to “build bridges,” and many people don’t believe him, but I believe him. Bridges are sometimes built in order to unite people on opposite sides, but there is another reason to build bridges, which any Military Engineer can explain to you.

 

 


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:44 PM CDT
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Blago Obsession

Is it just me, or is Patrick Fitzgerald starting to look and sound like Captain Ahab?

 


Posted by larry_naselli at 5:32 PM CDT
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Monday, August 9, 2010
Vacation Suggestions for the Marie Antoinette of the West

Michelle Obama took a modest little vacation to Spain this month, but what I'm wondering is this: has the First Lady ever taken a vacation to Washington D.C.? Perhaps she would profit from a guided tour of the historic places that give so many reasons to be proud of The United States.

If D.C. is too pedestrian for Michelle's refined tastes, maybe a vacation to Boston, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, to visit places like Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, Trenton, Princeton, Valley Forge, and Independence Hall.

While in the hood, Mrs. Obama might take in the military cemetary near Gettysburg, where President Lincoln memorialized the brave Americans who gave the last full measure of devotion so that government of the people, by the people and for the people should not perish from the earth.

These vacation spots might inspire the First Lady with some pride in her Country, beyond that derived from the Presidential candidacy of her husband; but if vacationing stateside suits her not, how about something more cosmopolitan? What about a trip to Normandy, to see Omaha Beach and Point de hoc? How about Italy to visit Anzio? Remembering how America saved the World from Hitler might stir even a Harvard Law grad to a touch of appreciation for The United States of America.


Posted by larry_naselli at 10:23 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:42 PM CDT
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Fine Print

One of the selling points for the Democrats' Financial "Reform" law was that it will protect consumers from the fine print in credit card contracts that consumers don't read. But, at 2,000+ pages, the Dodd-Frank bill is nothing but fine print, which no member of Congress read before voting for it.

Why is that procedure hazardous for opening a Visa card account, but safe for passing laws that affect our lives, liberty and property?


Posted by larry_naselli at 2:35 PM CDT
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
One Gun Policy

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: < Chicagoans should be limited to one handgun for every eligible person living in a home — and gun dealers should be banned within the city limits — in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to shoot down the city’s handgun ban, the city’s top lawyer said on Tuesday. One day after Chicago’s strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban was rendered unenforceable, Corporation Counsel Mara Georges argued that it’s “critical to public safety” to at least draw the line on the number of handguns in Chicago.>

When you read something like this you may be tempted to ask, “which part of ‘shall not be infringed’ don’t these people understand?” But, that would be a mistake. It’s not that these gun-grabbing big-government Liberals don’t understand the U.S. Constitution, it’s that they don’t like it. After all, that’s the whole point of the “Living Constitution” bit.

Our betters don’t like being bound by constraints on government power, they like constraining us -- or as the City's lawyer puts it, “draw[ing] the line.” Our Founding Fathers had a term for this type of activity: “Tyranny.” They pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to overthrow it and secure liberty to their generation and ours, and the least that our generation of fathers can do is teach the facts of liberty and tyranny to our children around the dinner table, so that they don’t grow up to be either the clueless victims of tyranny, or the perpetrators of it.


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:02 AM CDT
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
So Obvious That Even The Supreme Court Gets It Right

The Supreme's got it right by striking down Chicago's handgun ban, but Richard M. Daley is beside himself (even more than usual) over the decision.

Why? Because Mayor Daley can't see why any law-abiding Chicagoan would object to being disarmed by the City, when the Chicago Police Department has a flawless record of arriving at the scene of the crime in plenty of time to identify the victim's body.


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:24 PM CDT
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Teachable Moment?

The smack-down of Texas Rep. Joe Barton by his fellow Republican Congressmen, and the mock outrage of Democrats should provide, as they say, "a teachable moment."

Our Founding Fathers in crafting a government to fulfill its proper role of securing Americans' God-given natural rights, while deriving it's legitimate authority from the consent of the governed, were careful not to create a democracy, where a simple majority could do whatever they pleased. Instead, the wise men who formed the greatest experiment ever in self-rule by free men, designed a Republic, in which the consent of the governed is expressed through elected representatives, and based upon the Rule of Law, not the mere whims of 50-percent+1.

So, President Obama summons the CEO of BP to the White House and makes him an offer he can't refuse. Under ordinary circumstances, this transaction would be recognized as a SHAKEDOWN. In this case, however, it so happens that 80% of the American People are in favor of the shakedown. Does that make the shakedown not a shakedown? Does that make the shakedown legal? We now know that it makes the shakedown unmentionable.

The Obama shakedown of BP is tyranny. It just happens to be popular tyranny, and perhaps BP had it coming. But what about the next time this usurped power is used by the government?  A society governed by the rule of law has considered the question, "what about next time?" A society governed by the rule of man (whether an individual despot, a majority, or as in this case, a combination of the two) looks only at the moment, without regard for the consequences to liberty in the future. Our U.S. Constitution, with its hedges against both despotism and mob-rule, was instituted in order to secure the blessings of liberty not only to ourselves, but also to our posterity.

When I heard Rep. Barton's remarks the first time, I didn't know (and I still don't) that he was directing his apology to BP. I assumed he was apologizing to the American People, or his constituents, for the actions of the Federal Government (Eureka! we found an apology that Barack Obama doesn't like) in violation of the rule of law. Whoever the object of Barton's apology was, the fact remains that his characterization of the shakedown as a shakedown was true, but truth isn't always popular, and that's a good reason to protect and defend our rule of law Republic from inroads by tyrants as well as incidental majorities.

 


Posted by larry_naselli at 10:31 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010 1:40 PM CDT
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Monday, June 21, 2010
Shakedown for BP, Miranda for Al Qaeda
Silly BP, Civilian Court due process is for Terrorists.

Posted by larry_naselli at 2:38 PM CDT
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New(don't)Speak
Memo to Republicans: Never call a shakedown a shakedown.

Posted by larry_naselli at 2:30 PM CDT
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Of Straw Men and Mere Men...

1) Obama on the BP Oil Leak: “the one approach I will not accept is inaction.”

 

Whoa, that must have been a devastating blow to the inaction lobby.

 

Obama's characteristic straw manning is exactly the type of bovine scatology with which college professors bemuse 18-year olds in the lecture hall; but can it really work long-term on the adult populace? I think not.

 

Why does someone employ a straw man argument? I’d say there are two possible reasons, and in Obama’s case both probably apply. A) straw man is used because you can’t answer the real arguments of the other side, and/or B) straw man is used because you don’t know the arguments of the other side.

 

We hear a lot about how intelligent Obama is, and that may be true, but his intelligence has been applied to mastering a breathtakingly narrow-minded set of ideas, not to critical thinking. And having lived a life essentially devoid of intellectual diversity, Obama is unacquainted with the ideas of his ideological and political opponents. Arrogantly secure in the knowledge that everyone he knows knows everything he believes to be true, Obama is able to dismiss his opponents’ ideas out of hand, without the bother of thinking about them. After all, why waste time thinking about ideas that are not only wrong, but evil? Imagine the hyperventilating there would be at NPR or the NY Times Editorial Board over the proposition that Barrack Obama is the most narrow-minded President in the history of the Republic. “Obama narrow minded? Why, how could that be? He believes everything we believe!” Hmmm, thou sayest.

 

2) Have you ever seen the Sean Connery, Michael Cain movie based on Kipling’s short story, “The Man Who Would Be King”? It’s the old ignorant-aborigonies-mistake-a-stranger-for-a-god-and-he-milks-it-for-all-it-is-worth-until-a-wound-exposes-his-mortality-and-the-natives-rise-up-and-murder-him story.

 

Well, I think that’s a good picture of Obama at this juncture. Some very ignorant Americans, armed with voter registration cards (in most cases), mistook this neophyte, Lefty college lecturer for an actual leader -- in some cases they actually mistook him for Jesus (who they also mistook for a Community Organizer) – so Obama’s incompetence and CYA lack of leadership in dealing with the oil leak has exposed not only his mortality, but the sad fact that he isn’t even a particularly exceptional mortal; and now many of the people who were fooled during the campaign have realized their mistake, and nothing Obama can say or do can make them love and worship him again. In fact, the more he tries the more it reminds them how gullible they were to believe in this phony, and being so reminded, the more irritated they become at the image of his face and the sound of his voice.

 

There's another old Lon Chaney silent movie in the genre, "West of Zanzibar," in which the final subtitiled line could serve as the epitaph on the headstone of the Obama Presidency: “No believe.”


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:31 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:43 AM CDT
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Friday, May 28, 2010
Obama finally catching up

The other day, President Obama, in stage-managed exasperation about the Deep Horizon oil leak, demanded that BP "plug the damn hole."

Welcome to our World, Mr. President.

Obama and the Democrats pass an eight-hundred billion dollar "stimulus" package, that stimulates nothing, but explodes the federal budget deficit. Americans at Town Hall Meetings and Tea Parties demand, "plug the damn hole," but Obama impassively lectures us on how his "stimulus" has brought America's economy back from the brink.

The U.S. economy is hemorraging jobs, with 10% of the workforce unemployed, and Public Opinion Polls scream, "plug the damn hole," but Obama instead devotes his attention and political capital to a government take-over of our healthcare system.

The Southwest border states are overrun with illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican border, so the People of Arizona pass a law to "plug the damn hole," and Obama's response is to slander Arizonans as racists, and nod in agreement as the President of Mexico insults American Patriots, all the while continuing his refusal to enforce our national border.

So, after a mere seven weeks of oil spouting into the Gulf of Mexico, Obama thinks he's frustrated. For 16 months Americans have been demanding that Obama "plug the damn holes" but he just keeps making them bigger.


Posted by larry_naselli at 8:57 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010 11:20 AM CDT
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Friday, May 21, 2010
Meddling, then and now

A year ago Professor Obama lectured Americans on the impropriety of “meddling” with the internal affairs of a sovereign nation, Iran, then engaged in cracking the skulls of pro-democracy demonstrators. This week Mexico’s President, stands before the U.S. Congress and castigates America for Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, and Obama says, “Amen, amigo, meddle away.”


Posted by larry_naselli at 1:19 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:35 AM CDT
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Turned Upside-Down

What is the dividing line between Conservatives and everyone else in America today? Limited –vs- Unlimited Government.

 

In a society where government is the first resort for every problem and psuedo-problem, what role does a Constitution play? Usually, in the hands of judicial activists, it becomes a cordon to prevent popular and representative majorities from executing guardianship of the foundations and traditions of the social and political fabric. Example: Californians pass a Proposition defining marriage as it has traditionally been defined for millennia, and the Courts say, “you can’t do that, it violates the Constitution.”

 

We have the Constitution limiting the consent of the governed, rather than the Constitution limiting the scope of the government. This turns the framers’ intent on its head.


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:27 AM CDT
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