Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time to Think About What Just Happened...

The important item to note isn't the passage of the bill; it's the way in which it was passed.

Putting the backroom deals right out in the open and completely ignoring the will of the people, coupled with procedural shenanigans are far more chilling issues to contemplate.

A horribly-corrupt Republic may have some shady things going on, but they will be in the shade.

When the politicians no longer feel the need to even attempt to hide their contempt for the people, that really indicates that the system has moved from "corrupt Republic" to "properly-functioning Tyranny."

November is important.

I have doubts whether there's anything left to save, but if we're even going to do as little as slow the collapse, we need to send a message that the experiment with Tyranny is over.

Most of the incumbents need to be kicked out. Where possible, replaced with better candidates. Where not, they still need to be kicked out.

Chemotherapy is deadly poison, but it treats many cancers where otherwise surgery is the only option.

Putting in slightly-worse candidates may be a bit of "poison," but if that's the only way to remove a cancerous incumbent, it still needs to be done.

Because we all know what "surgery" would entail in this metaphor, and anyone with the least bit of sense is going to do his/her best to avoid that path.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Eviction Notice??

The problem is that while 76% of Americans as a whole may disapprove of Congress, local constituencies keep sending the same bastards back.

So Pelosi can give us the finger with impunity because the twits in her district like her and keep sending her back.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good Morning American Subjects!

This morning we woke up to a fundamentally different country.

Here's some things to think about.

We are no longer Citizens... like it or not, we've just been made Subjects.

The Government controls our health care, they control us.
They own you...

This can't stand.

Come November these Democrats are going to be glad they have this health care, because they are going to need it.... because they are about to fall on their own swords.
People are very unhappy about this.
People on both sides of the great party divide... it's time for all those people to take action. Actively seek out ways to remove from office anyone that voted for this bill.

The Government just overstepped it's bounds and authority... this is a criminal act.

Show me in the Constitution where it gives the Government the right to order you to buy something... because if you don't buy health insurance now – you will face huge fines.

You could face jail.

Because you didn't buy Insurance. You didn't buy. You didn't spend your own money on what you wanted or needed – you have to buy health insurance. You might go hungry, but now at least you can see a doctor about it.
 - Oh wait... you can't... because now we are going to see Rationing.
The Doctors are going to be busy with people going in for Splinters, Headaches, Gas, or that Liver Spot.
So between the rationing and the people going in for every little thing... your in trouble.

Imagine if the Government said that you have to buy a Government Motors vehicle? If you don't you face fines. Doesn't matter if you needed it or not. If you live downtown and don't need a car... or if you already have a car, you don't have the right car. And if your car has a problem, such as you need new brake pads or tires... you have to buy a Government Motors car... You don't have a choice.

Never mind that there is no way to pay for this Criminal Abuse of Power.
This Nation is looking at bankruptcy.
This nation is going to have to cut back some huge expenditures... such as the Military.

Let's take a look at two nations that have Socialized Health Care. Canada.
They have no ability to project military power to enforce their national policy and protect their overseas interests.
Look at the UK. Very small scale ability... very limited... they can defend themselves but they can't project force independent of the US.
Think we are going to be able to in the future?
We are going to lose our National Strength.
We are going to have to let our Armed Forces atrophy and decay... because we can't afford to keep up our level of strength.

This is going to allow CHINA to become the Number One Super Power.

Congratulations Democrats... Your Criminal Abuse of Power has just RUINED everything that made America Great.

You are going to pay for this. Come November, you are going to be Voted Out.
This health care bill will be undone.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Test Prepared!

Something has been on my mind for quite a while now and since it's a slow day here I thought I would get it off my chest...

There is a prevalent thought in the defense world that you need to turn and put distance between you and your attacker. So prevalent that this has become an acceptable response both amongst instructors and even legislators to where we have become ingrained that our first obligation is to flee.

Think for a second of this scenario whether you are a man or woman.

You come home late at night through the front door, pull the key out of the lock, and walk to the other end of the house. Something doesn't seem right and you look back behind you to see a 6'5" 230lbs male in a ski mask with a 10 inch bladed knife between you and the door.
Before you go into that clearing of the holster of that gun you may or may not be wearing. Break down your own personal mindset here.
The initial sucking in of air and "oh shit" is completely allowed because we all (and I do mean a-l-l) get caught off guard in life - but the next response should be in your head should be:


and by "GO!" I mean you need to have a mind set of being able to Go-straight-at-him with a total intent on leaving him dead on the floor.
Whether you are a man or a woman.
Do you have the mind set to accomplish the task at hand?  Have you practiced or run drills with this scenerio?

You need to!

Saw this on a Bumper Sticker early this morning...

"OK,  joke's over,  bring back the Constitution."

Overheard at Lunch:

"I just named my iPod the Titanic - so that everytime I plug it in the computer tells me "The Titanic is syncing."

Now that's just too funny.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Meditations on Civility

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States, dueling was dueling was an accepted and honourable fact of life, in fact, three of our Founding Fathers met their deaths in duels.

Insults, mockery, verbal abuse -- all and more were accepted grounds for an issuance of an invitation to a morning round of "Pistols for two; coffee for one".

When the First Amendment Freedom of Speech was added to the Constitution, it was as the first of the Bill of Rights -- controls upon the government. The government would not be allowed to abridge the right of free men to speak their minds.

At the time it was abundantly clear that -- through the mechanism of dueling -- society would provide a check upon the abuses of Freedom of Speech by way of dueling.

In simpler language, if a citizen were to use their guaranteed right to Freedom of Speech to insult, abuse, denigrate, mock, harass or distress another -- then sooner or later that citizen was going to get the stupid beaten out of him with a cane, bleed out on a Vidalia sandbar from multiple knife wounds, wind up skewered on the end of a sword, or simply have a large percentage of their vital bits blown out through their spines by way of a heavy-calibre pistol ball.

In the America of the Founding Fathers you were polite and courteous, or you got your butt killed in a duel.

Which worked remarkably well, up until we decided that we was civilized and did away with the barbarity of the duel.

Probably not a bad idea -- except that we never came up with a replacement for the check on incivility that the duel gave society as a whole. We left the right to speak your mind, but we took away any deterrent to being a jackass about it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What We Have...Is A Failure...To Communicate!!

I heard a preacher say one time that America didn't need more laws.

And you know what? He was right.

If more people sat down and ate just one meal once a day with the children they've spawned, America would be better off in terms of teenage literacy, school performance, diets, nutrition and a whole list of other social things.

But then that would require - first of all -

(1) that the physical mother and father actually live together,

(2) one of them actually knew how to prepare a nutritious meal without the aid of fast-food or something already prepared in a bag, and

(3) they had a supper table where everyone would take the time to gather around instead of satisfying their own immediate selfish wants.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

My Favorite Line Fromthe Opening Statements:

Alan Gura:

"Justice Sotomayor, States may have grown accustomed to violating the rights of American citizens, but that does not bootstrap those violations into something that is constitutional."

oh hell yes!!!!

Why is BHO Hiding Under His Desk?

In major cases, it’s typical for the Justice Department to file a brief informing the Supreme Court of the position of the United States. The Office of the Solicitor General -- the elite legal team that represents the federal government whenever the United States is a party in a Supreme Court case -- routinely files briefs in high-profile cases.

McDonald is as high-profile is it gets. It presents the question of whether the Second Amendment, like the First Amendment, is a right that law-abiding citizens have against state and local laws, or if, instead, it’s only a right they have against the federal government alone. The entire Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment, originally only applied to the federal government. When the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted in 1868 after the Civil War, it extended most—but not all—of the Bill of Rights to also apply to cities and states.

Given that there are over 90 million gun owners in this country and thousands of gun control laws on the books—most of them state or local laws—McDonald is a monumental case.

So what is the position of the Obama administration? How can he oppose the rights of 90 million Americans, many of whom are blue collar union workers in swing states that he needs to win in 2012? To do so would also help drive Democrats into the minority in the 2010 midterm elections. On the other hand, how can he reverse his position of more than a decade in supporting Chicago’s absolute ban on firearms?

In this difficult situation, President Obama’s position is … Nothing.