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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Billions earmarked in Obama's budget

Ever listen to Tammy Bruce?

Take a look at her take on Obama's health plan -

Michigan - a gun control story...

Chinese coming to the rescue - buying US homes!

Read a couple of posts back about the monk they killed, and also what our new National Intel Chief said about Tiannanem Square massacre.


Mexico: US is Arming Drug Cartels

Hey - where do you think the money goes? Right into the world bank, headquartered in Washington, DC.

It's a very profitable business. In countries where drugs are legal, there is very little crime, and certainly the prison industry is inconsequential, reserved for the real bad and scary guys - perhaps no more scary than our own who are attempting a Communist coup for this country.

This is from:

DaVinci lost drawings found

This is the 3rd time I've seen this today...

so maybe I should listen!

From the NYT via BBC- My New Gun

Tibetan monk shot while on fire...Beijing via BBC

Ryanair's Pay-to-Pee Fee

The Associated Press
updated 3:39 p.m. CT, Fri., Feb. 27, 2009

DUBLIN - When nature calls at 30,000 feet, is $1.40 a wee price to pay? Or could it force passengers without correct change into a whole new kind of holding pattern?

The head of budget European airline Ryanair unleashed a flood of indignation and potty humor Friday when he suggested that future passengers might be obliged to insert a British pound coin for access to the lavatory to get some in-flight relief.

Airline chief Michael O'Leary suggested that installing pay toilets would lower ticket costs and make flying, somehow, easier for all.

Not even his own aides seemed to be sure if he was serious or pursuing his penchant for making brazen declarations to get free publicity for Ryanair.

"One thing we have looked at in the past, and are looking at again, is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door, so that people might have to actually spend a pound to 'spend a penny' in future," O'Leary said, using a British euphemism for going to the bathroom.

When asked during an interview on BBC Television what would happen if a customer really had to go but didn't have correct change, O'Leary dismissed the scenario as implausible.

"I don't think there's anybody in history (who has) gone on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound," he said.

He cited the British currency even though Ireland and most of Europe uses euros.

O'Leary spokesman Stephen McNamara said his boss often spoke tongue in cheek — but he then defended the idea of in-flight pay toilets as part of a logical trend.

"Michael makes a lot of this stuff up as he goes along and, while this has been discussed internally, there are no immediate plans to introduce it," McNamara said, adding, "Passengers using train and bus stations are already accustomed to paying to use the toilet, so why not on airplanes? Not everyone uses the toilet on board one of our flights, but those that do could help to reduce airfares for all passengers."

What won't the airline do?
Analysts agreed that the man who pioneered charging passengers to check bags, to use a check-in desk and even to use a credit or debit card to make an online booking just might be serious about mile-high toilet extortion.

Howard Wheeldon, senior strategist at BGC Partners in London, said there might be some truth to O'Leary's statement.

"This begs a simple question retort of: Is there absolutely nothing that this airline won't do? Not really, so if you are thinking about flying cattle-class Ryanair in future, beware," he said.

David Castelveter, a spokesman for the Air Transport Association, which represents the major U.S. airlines, said he wasn't aware that any were considering a toilet fee.

Not surprisingly, passengers reacted with indignation and outrage at the prospect.

Vitaly Zananetskin, who was boarding a Ryanair flight to London at Riga International Airport in Latvia, called it "a bad idea."

"I would just try to go to the restroom before going on board and then try not to drink too much during the flight," he said. "A three-hour flight without a toilet is tolerable. Of course, if it gets so bad that your eyes are watering, then you can pay the money."

On the recession-hit streets of Dublin, Ryanair passengers waiting for an airport shuttle bus seemed resigned to the idea of paying for an O'Leary-provided potty.

A wee for a pound — what a deal
"Your only choice with Ryanair, really, is not to fly Ryanair. Your dignity goes out the window. If you have a complaint, they're not programmed to care," said Samantha Jones, a 30-year-old Welsh woman.

She discounted the practicality of a restroom rebellion.

"If you are given a choice between wetting your knickers or not wetting your knickers, you will pay whatever fee they make you pay, and Mr. O'Leary knows this well," she said. "Frankly, I'm surprised he's talking about letting us have a wee for a pound, not more!"

Rochelle Turner, head of research at British consumer rights magazine Which? Holiday, said Ryanair had a well-documented practice of "putting profit before the comfort of its customers" — but this one could backfire.

"Charging people to go to the toilet might result in fewer people buying overpriced drinks on board. That would serve Ryanair right," she said.

Noah Cole of Portland, Ore., who has flown on Ryanair, called it "unconscionable" to charge for a bathroom, and he even predicted money-changing problems. In other words, if you only have dollars, can you still euro-nate?

"What if you don't have the requisite currency? Do you beg your seatmate for a euro so you can go to the bathroom?" Cole said in Dallas. "That's the nightmare scenario."

“We’re all about finding ways of raising discretionary revenue so we can keep lowering the cost of air travel,” he said.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

A butterfly interlude - obviously taken at a butterfly house...

Did you know there's a national vaccine watchdog?

Well, here it is, and combined with what I'm hearing about Gardasil, several entries back, here's more ammo for you in your fight for parental freedom NOT to vaccinate.

Here where I live, there is a very aggressive county health department head, who, I am sure, would love to vaccinate everyone for everything. He is also known as the Doughnut Nazi.
He doesn't even want mothers to be able to send cupcakes or treats to school because their kitchens may give one of the kids salmonella. He would rather parents PURCHASE food from off the shelves (where is Newsom getting his information?) because food that is massed produced is safer...(yeah, melamine and high fructose corn syrup - real safe, Newsom).

But he is the health department head, and I would bet he would NEVER say NEVER to a vaccine.
That's his job. He's following orders.

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A DIY hand crank generator...I love low tech!



We are being homogenized. Kiss your cultures, your social structures, your pride, the things you remember with great nostalgia and your way of life goodbye.

Assault on Gun Rights Begin by Blogcritics, an international political blog for writers and readers

Coming like a comet...right to your door.

RESIST the slaughter of the US Constitution and the destruction of your rights.

Tiannenmen Square WAS RIGHT! Obama's National Intel Pick Says...

Twenty six hundred people were murdered - massacred there. And Obama picks this pervert, this immoral supporter of murder, to be the National Intel Chief?

Here's the headline!

Chas Freeman: The ChiComs Were "Overly Cautious" at Tiananmen Square

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Downsizer Dispatch and an explanation of Obama's speech on Tuesday.

D o w n s i z e r - D i s p a t c h

Quote of the Day: "Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." -- from "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

Subject: Obama in Wonderland

President Obama gave a speech Tuesday night. He asked the American people to believe many impossible things at once. He claims he's going to . . .

* Continue to intervene in the economy and bailout irresponsible companies and individuals
* Revolutionize health care
* Transform energy and the environment
* And cut government spending too

It was an "Alice in Wonderland" performance. His speech, to once again guote from "Alice," demonstrated a complete mastery of "The different branches of Arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."

It's hard to decide which, of all his many impossible ambitions, is the most frightening. However, since we can only fight one impossible thing at a time, we choose this one . . .

President Obama called for "cap and trade" legislation to limit carbon dioxide emissions.

"Cap and trade" would . . .

* Cap CO2 emissions
* Sell CO2 emission permits to businesses in amounts equal to the cap
* Allow companies to trade and/or sell these permits to allegedly create a market for innovations that would reduce CO2 emissions
* Use the proceeds from the permit sales to create a vast new research bureaucracy to help corporations cope with the cap

As a practical matter, "cap and trade" will . . .

* Raise your electricity and gasoline bills
* Provide politicians with new tools to control the economy, hand out favors, and punish enemies
* Be as ineffective in doing "research" as the Energy Department has been
* Probably (if the example of Europe is a reliable guide) have little impact on over-all CO2 emissions

Even if you accept that human CO2 emissions are causing problematic global warming, a government run "cap and trade" system isn't the best way to deal with this problem. Here are some points to consider . . .

* Fossil fuels create massive amounts of air pollution, quite apart from CO2.
* This pollution causes health problems, none of which are reflected in the price of fossil fuels.
* Fossil fuels enjoy a "free ride" in terms of pollution costs that make it hard for alternative energy sources to compete.
* Air pollution is a form of trespass, and preventing trespasses is a legitimate function of government.

The federal government could do this by . . .

* Taxing fossil fuels
* Cutting other taxes so that your overall financial burden would remain unchanged or even reduced

Your energy costs would rise, but your taxes would fall by an equal or greater amount. Doing this would . . .

* Eliminate any justification for a "cap and trade" boondoggle
* Make fossil fuels reflect more of their true costs
* Provide an incentive for everyone to reduce their use of fossil fuels
* Make other sources of energy cost competitive
* Limit the financial impact on you and the economy
* Help reduce air pollution, including CO2 emissions

For those Americans who fear climate change a carbon tax combined with tax cuts in other areas would be a better approach than "cap and trade." This impossible "cap and trade" proposal must be defeated, especially since the federal government already has so many other impossible things on its agenda.

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Holder: Strongest Gun Controls EVER!

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JPFO Home page - printable posters and links...

This is such a good website - and there's an excellent - more than excellent - video to download on the Second Amendment.

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Forbes on pistol sales up for fear of tighter gun control legislation...

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Obama in Wonderland

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Out of the mouths of babes...comes the answer to the stimulus package.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

When illegal immigrants kill -

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The Constitution Party website

If you are disillusioned with your party, join another. Here's the Constitution Party website.

What will make a difference will be your willingness to take a chance for force the Republicans and Democrats to run candidates who are not afraid to uphold the Constitution. Let's start here.

Run for a local office - the dog catcher, school board. Start small. Set a goal and make a difference.
Network with others. Talk to people. Learn to be comfortable speaking in public. Be passionate.

Hmmm. I think I might run for office, too.

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Blue Dog Democrats vs. Obama

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Bobby Jindal on Obama's plan


Huge policy flaws in Obama's Speech.

Michelle Malkin on Obama Backlash

(I don't want Pelosi's airplane - I want one of her Tahitian pearl necklaces! ;c)

Global unrest/Economic wars

Why? Why were they there, anyway?


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Glenn Beck - Irena's (Sandler) Story

Now this is a feel good story about a woman who was nominated for a Nobel Peace and lost to Al Gore.

You tell me who was more worthy.

The Porkulus Bill and Bobby Jindal

I'm watching Bobby Jindal. I think I like him.

NASA satellite down - $280 million worth of satellite...Ooops!

Beware forced servitude under Obama

Sen. Richard Shelby backs down on Obama's citizenship question.

Just called his office this morning and found that he's made a 180 turn on the comments he made. Yesterday when I called his office, the girl on the phone, an intern, was very exuberant - said the calls were coming in fast and furious and were supportive.

Today, same girl, I believe was very firm in saying that he clarified his statement and that he is satisfied.

Boy oh boy - This smells all the way from Washington, DC.

Oh yes - she hung up on me!

You know, if a public servant - especially a flunky answering the phone - should never EVER be allowed to hang up the phone on ANYONE. If you can't stand heat, leave.

Wonder who leaned on him. Wonder who threatened him. And with what?

Below is the link the Allan Keyes' blog with the entry on why Obama is questionable.

Worried about Blair Holt Act? Didn't read the bill?

Here's what has to say about this bill, HR45. (And shame on you if you didn't READ THE BILL!)

Green is the New Red Blog

Animal Activists Arrested by FBI

I wish someone reading this who was there would respond to that first comment.

Veterinary Drug Database

Also some other resources. Thought you might like to know.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Pete Stark making a fool of himself - the more we borrow the richer we are!


I'm beginning to believe in the virtue of public flogging.

Take THAT, Pete!

We're gonna have a tea Pah-ty!

Thank you, Rick Santilli! Every little bit helps!

Montana - Under those western hats, their heads are screwed on right...

but then, why did the state vote Big O in?

Watch as a customer fills RXs at his local pharmacy

I guess he really was "mineral deficient".

Unprecedented Release of Gitmo Prisoner - from Military Familes United

Hope and Change?

Not to these military families.

So what do they (and you) say to your new president? (Lower case on purpose.)
Do they say, "thank you"? Thank you for allowing this war crimes criminal slink away into the ratholes of the middle east to start anew to kill his countrymen and our servicemen and women?

Maybe to kill you?

Aren't you glad you voted for the imposter President?

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From Faultline: The States are not branches of the Federal Government!

The States Are Not Branches Of The Federal Government!
By: J. D. Longstreet

"We are telling the federal government that we are a sovereign state and want to be treated as such. We are not a branch of the federal government,” that from Arizona state Rep. Judy Burges. And more and more state legislators and state legislatures are expressing the very same feelings. And they are doing something about it.

A state senator in Oklahoma, Randy Brogdan, has introduced a resolution that would enable his state to "reclaim its 10th Amendment right to reject any and all acts of Congress that go beyond its enumerated powers in violation of the 10th Amendment."

The Tenth Amendment, a part of the "Bill of Rights", says flatly: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Some legal experts say that the Supremacy Clause in the US Constitution makes all the efforts of the states moot. The Supremacy Clause is a clause in the United States Constitution, article VI, paragraph 2. The clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statutes, and U.S. treaties as "the supreme law of the land." The text establishes these as the highest form of law in the American legal system, mandating that state judges uphold them, even if state laws or constitutions conflict. Here's the text of the Supremacy Clause lifted from the Constitution:

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."

Whoa! Talk about throwing your weight around!
OK, so what do the state legislators have to say about that, huh? Well, remember Oklahoma state senator Randy Brogdan? His answer, we believe, sets the stage for the coming fight in the Supreme Court. Brogdan is quoted as saying: "Federal law does not trump the Constitution."

We have heard from Arizona and Oklahoma... You have to ask if this is a repeat of the uprising of the states in the 1800's. The answer is no. This is different, and yet, at the same time, it is about the same thing: My Confederate ancestors called it "State's Rights.” That is exactly the underlying cause of the unrest in the states today... States Rights. States involved in the States Sovereignty Movement, as of this writing include: Hawaii, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire and Washington and, of course, Arizona and Oklahoma. Reports tell us that the same sort "resolutions", "bills', and so forth, are soon to be introduced in more than a dozen other states. There's an excellent article at the Washington Times we recommend you read. You'll find it HERE.

As I surveyed a map of the country with the states involved to one degree or another in the States Sovereignty Movement highlighted on it, I must tell you, it made this old man’s heart beat a little faster. For, you see, the states involved were from the north, the south, the east, and the west, and even way out in the Pacific Ocean. No matter how it turns out, no single section of this country will ever bear the stigma of “traitors” as my beloved South has done since the 1860’s. No state, no group of states, should ever have to bear that indignity, especially when what they did was perfectly legal as is what the states in the State’s Sovereignty Movement are doing today.

For even more information on the State’s Sovereignty Movement and a map pf those states involved go HERE.

I fervently hope this gets to the Supreme Court before the Federal Government does something stupid, as it did in the 1860’s. We all know the Federal Government has stretched its legal bounds beyond those intended by The Founders of this country. We know that. Its time they were called on it.

J. D. Longstreet


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And then I come across this! Gwen Towers - take a look...

and decide for yourself.

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Photosynthesis and green living (And Al Gore's stupid carbon tax)

Just a thought, looking out my dusty windows (I spend entirely too much time doing this, you know), at all my trees, the trees across the street.

Remember when we studied photosynthesis in school? When was that? Fifth grade? Something like that.

Well, if plants need carbon dioxide to live, and in return give us oxygen to breathe, then if we reduce the carbon dioxide in the air, the plants die and we are oxygen starved. We starve, our food supply dies (animal and plant) and then there will be no one to pay a carbon tax.

So why don't we just plant plants? Trees, shrubs, potted plants, vegies, vines and they will gobble up carbon dioxide and other things (plants purify the air we breathe, you know - I'm making this simple because the folks in DC are reading my blog every day except for weekends) ,
and give back lungs to our planet.

I remember years ago reading an article about Amazonia and clear cutting (which is an abysmal and unforgivable practice) which called the jungle/rainforest the lungs of our planet. This is where moisture rose (from the process called expiration) and became rain.

Did anyone think this through before they panicked?

I think instead of a carbon tax, we should be paid for planting native trees and turning our yards into pieces of planet lungs, like a huge network of alveoli.

And then maybe we could convince Al Gore and Pelosi (please God - such an idiot cannot be Italian) NOT to use his private plane so often, and send our President off in a compact car instead of a limo, and maybe use a train instead of US 1 so he doesn't use all that fuel. Maybe we should find a way to make vehicles in the USA that get 60 miles a gallon, something like the old VW bug.

Maybe what is good for the geese is good for the Ogander (and the environment, too).

I just got a Digg alert - I have to find the ink. China's now blaming us for their environmental problems! HAH!

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A Musical Interlude - we all need one -

Here's Stan Getz playing Tom Jobim's "Wave" - one of my favorites.

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GOA - Anti-gun Land Bill Moving Again

Anti-gun Land Bill Moving Again
-- Gun control should be stripped from the legislation

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Monday, February 23, 2009

An alert last week asked you to urge your representative to oppose a massive land bill that was scheduled to come before the full House at any time.

The good news is that opposition to the bill grew so loud that the leadership pulled it from the calendar so they would have more time to muster enough votes to pass it.

Well, that also gives you another chance to contact your own representative to tell him to OPPOSE the anti-Second Amendment Omnibus Land Act. The bill, S. 22, is now scheduled to be voted on this week.

S.22 is a mammoth bill comprised of over 190 separate pieces of legislation and will come to the floor with a rule that will not allow pro-gun representatives to offer amendments.

There are serious Second Amendment concerns with this legislation. S. 22 will greatly expand the amount of land controlled by the National Park Service (NPS). Because the rights of lawful gun owners are restricted on NPS land, the bill will create even more "anti-Second Amendment" zones.

In contrast to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service, which allow State and local laws to govern firearms possession, NPS land was until recently subject to a complete gun ban.

In the waning days of his administration, President Bush partially reversed the ban, but that half-way measure still leaves a significant portion of the gun prohibition in place. Gun Owners of America has fought for several years to fully repeal the NPS regulations, but those efforts have been hampered by the anti-gun leadership of both the House and Senate.

GOA opposes many parts of the bill that are controversial and have not been debated on their individual merits.

Consider just a few provisions of the 1,294-page bill:

* Section 2002 codifies the National Landscape Conservation System, which groups together 26 million acres of federal land and places it under one umbrella agency. The NLCS was created during the Clinton administration and run administratively since that time. S. 22 will make the system permanent, raising concerns for hunters and sportsmen. Much of this land is consolidated from the BLM and the Forest Service, which have always allowed hunting and recreational shooting. It is unclear what rules will be promulgated by the new agency and if gun owners' rights will be protected at all.

* Section 5204 of the bill establishes the Washington-Rochambeau Route as a Historic Trail. This dual trail begins in Rhode Island and travels 650 miles to Yorktown, Virginia. The trail includes parts of major thoroughfares on the east coast such as Interstate 95 and US Route 1, meaning the gun ban could effect hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting gun owners each day.

* Section 5301 authorizes the federal government to buy private land adjacent to national parks and trails. Such land would be controlled by the NPS, and thus be subject to the agencies' anti-gun regulations.

* Section 7002 makes the birthplace of William Jefferson Clinton a National Historic Site. Well, perhaps it's fitting that the legacy of former President Clinton, who was responsible for so many anti-Second Amendment laws, will include yet another "gun free" zone.

In all, the bill designates over 2 million acres of wilderness, establishes three new national parks, a new national monument, three new national conservation areas, and four new national trails.

If there are parts of the bill that could stand on their own, they should be brought up separately and dealt with in an open and fair process -- and not used as bargaining chips in exchange for compromises of your Second Amendment rights.

Some people on Capitol Hill contend that all of these bills already passed the House anyway. In fact, no they haven't. More than 70 of these bills now before the House were only passed by the Senate. The House of Representatives never even held hearings or open debate on these measures.

Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) has indicated that he wants to at least have the opportunity to offer an amendment to ensure that the Second Amendment rights of all Americans are protected.

However, right now it looks as though the anti-gun House leadership will refuse to allow any amendments to the bill, in order to ensure that it goes straight to President Obama's desk.

There is a possibility that an amendment to protect only hunting and recreational shooting on federal land would be allowed. Such an amendment by itself is not sufficient and is clearly designed as a "cover" vote for gun rights compromisers.

Please contact your representative and urge him or her to insist that an amendment be allowed to protect ALL of your Second Amendment rights -- not just hunting and recreational shooting.

ACTION: Please urge your Representative oppose S. 22. You can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at to send your Representative the pre-written e-mail message below.

----- Prewritten Letter -----

Dear Representative:

I urge you to oppose S. 22. Among the many problems with this 1,294-page bill are the following concerns gun owners have:

* Section 2002 codifies the National Landscape Conservation System, which groups together 26 million acres of federal land and places it under one umbrella agency. The NLCS was created during the Clinton administration and run administratively since that time. S. 22 will make the system permanent, raising concerns for hunters and sportsmen. Much of this land is consolidated from the BLM and the Forest Service, which have always allowed hunting and recreational shooting. It is unclear what rules will be promulgated by the new agency and if gun owners' rights will be protected at all.

* Section 5204 of the bill establishes the Washington-Rochambeau Route as a Historic Trail. This dual trail begins in Rhode Island and travels 650 miles to Yorktown, Virginia. The trail includes parts of major thoroughfares on the east coast such as Interstate 95 and US Route 1, meaning the gun ban could effect hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting gun owners each day.

* Section 5301 authorizes the federal government to buy private land adjacent to national parks and trails. Such land would be controlled by the NPS, and thus be subject to the agencies' anti-gun regulations.

Since it appears that amendments will not be allowed to this bill -- thus prohibiting any attempt to remove these troubling provisions -- I would urge you to vote against S. 22.

Thank you.



Are You A Bitter Clinger?

Who is a Bitter Clinger? According to Barack Obama, who was recorded unawares at a San Francisco fundraiser, bitter clingers are voters who are bitter because of their economic frustration and so cling bitterly to their Bibles and their guns.

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Sen Richard Shelby wants verification of Obama's birth certificate

Seems that more people than I are still fuming over this. I just called Shelby's office and plan on urging others to call as well. How do you feel about this.

I don't think there would be a halt to government. No trouble from liberals - they don't have anything to threaten anyone with. It sure isn't a moot point. The Constitution forbids a foreigner becoming President. So it's not a "done deal".

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HR 25 - abolishes the income tax

This is called the "Fair Tax". Rep. Linder has reintroduced it. Unfortunately, though it abolishes income tax, it does nothing to fend off the insult of a carbon tax. And to be taxed at all by government, is an affront to the Constitution, which is why there was a Tea Party.

Those scalawags in state government, Congress, and our high elected officials and their assistants should be rounded up and dunked at Plymouth Rock, or at least in Boston Harbor. In the dead of winter. The lot of them - good or bad.

They're all hosing us - why can't we just give them a dunk in our warming waters - they shouldn't mind it a bit.

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Bill introduced to repeal IRS/Income taxes in USA

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The coming urban warfare drills - arriving at your town, USA

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Glenn Beck's wargame program

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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Libertarianrepublican Blog

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Thank you, Obama...

If you were a terrorist, released and sent home to the middle east from Gitmo, would you be a good boy and check in regularly with the local police? Maybe we gave him a suit and money for a bailout!

Well, apparently the commander-in-chief of lala land thinks he will do just that, despite his past, which is complex and dark. I mean - he's a terrorist!

Read here - from Military Families United -

OH - and I called the President's comment line as suggested on the website. Don't bother to do it after work hours. They close the line down. Maybe it's just turned off for the weekend. Those vexing citizens, you know. Errr, civilians.

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There's a very special Rottweiler at the Bay County Animal Control

She is a Rottweiler, spayed, 6 years old, whose owner had to give up because the landlord, after 8 months of residence, didn't want her there any longer.

Her name is Sophie Lynn, and she has a special talent that could save your life if you are diabetic.
She can detect the onset of diabetic shock.

I have posted her intake paper as well. Please crosspost this. The shelter is located in Panama City, Florida.

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From Ludwig von Mises Institute - Naziism, Socialism, Totalitarianism

Well, it's about time someone explained it right.

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ASPCA: 1 Million Pets Could Lose Homes

And this is why I volunteer for my local shelter.

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Reach more people - advertise, get your points across the ether (while we can) and into the world.

Neat toy.

Now, how do I figure it all out?

But it should come out like this for "She Wore Emerald Then..."

Wordle: Hallmark Couldn't Possibly Get this Right

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Spending like crazy since Jesus was born...

Puts the stimulus package into perspective.

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Daily Anti-Kos: I AM A COWARD

Did Eric Holder (that communist/recycled Clinton employee) insult you yesterday by calling us "cowards"? I found it very distasteful and it offended me. This administration seems bent on rolling back race relations to a very volatile time in history.

So here's what the response is from the Daily Anti-Kos. I hope you'll read it and comment. Anywhere.

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For my right leaning Christian friends...

Somewhere on this website is a video of a guy in a blue shirt holding an infant, and the subject is "CHANGE".

It's great in that it shows how much he recycled staff from the Clinton administration to his administration. Maybe he should have tweaked his slogan to Hope and Recycling?

Doesn't sound that catchy.

Please send me the URL to that because I'm in a rush today, and can't look for it. I'm almost out the door. I'll publish it here.

The Emperor's New Clothes - Hans Christian Andersen

Many years ago there lived an Emperor who was so exceedingly fond of fine new clothes that he spent vast sums of money on dress. To him clothes meant more than anything else in the world. He took no interest in his army, nor did he care to go to the theatre, or to drive about in his state coach, unless it was to display his new clothes. He had different robes for every single hour of the day.

In the great city where he lived life was gay and strangers were always coming and going. Everyone knew about the Emperor's passion for clothes.

Now one fine day two swindlers, calling themselves weavers, arrived. They declared that they could make the most magnificent cloth that one could imagine; cloth of most beautiful colours and elaborate patterns. Not only was the material so beautiful, but the clothes made from it had the special power of being invisible to everyone who was stupid or not fit. for his post.

"What a splendid idea," thought the Emperor. "What useful clothes to have. If I had such a suit of clothes I could know at once which of my people is stupid or unfit for his post."

So the Emperor gave the swindlers large sums of money and the two weavers set up their looms in the palace. They demanded the finest thread of the best silk and the finest gold and they pretended to work at their looms. But they put nothing on the looms. The frames stood empty. The silk and gold thread they stuffed into their bags. So they sat pretending to weave, and continued to work at the empty loom till late into the night. Night after night they went home with their money and their bags full of the finest silk and gold thread. Day after day they pretended to work.

Now the Emperor was eager to know how much of the cloth was finished, and would have loved to see for himself. He was, however, somewhat uneasy. "Suppose," he thought secretly, "suppose I am unable to see the cloth. That would mean I am either stupid or unfit for my post. That cannot be," he thought, but all the same he decided to send for his faithful old minister to go and see. "He will best be able to see how the cloth looks. He is far from stupid and splendid at his work."

So the faithful old minister went into the hall where the two weavers sat beside the empty looms pretending to work with all their might.

The Emperor's minister opened his eyes wide. "Upon my life!" he thought. "I see nothing at all, nothing." But he did not say so.

The two swindlers begged him to come nearer and asked him how he liked it. "Are not the colors exquisite, and see how intricate are the patterns," they said. The poor old minister stared and stared. Still he could see nothing, for there was nothing. But he did not dare to say he saw nothing. "Nobody must find out,"' thought he. "I must never confess that I could not see the stuff."

"Well," said one of the rascals. "You do not say whether it pleases you."

"Oh, it is beautiful-most excellent, to be sure. Such a beautiful design, such exquisite colors. I shall tell the Emperor how enchanted) I am with the cloth."

"We are very glad to hear that," said the weavers, and they started to describe the colors and patterns in great detail. The old minister listened very carefully so that he could repeat the description to the Emperor. They also demanded more money and more gold thread, saying that they needed it to finish the cloth. But, of course, they put all they were given into their bags and pockets and kept on working at their empty looms.

Soon after this the Emperor sent another official to see how the men were ,getting on and to ask whether the cloth would soon be ready. Exactly the same happened with him as with the minister. He stood and stared, but as there was nothing to be seen, he could see nothing.

"Is not the material beautiful?" said the swindlers, and again they talked of 'the patterns and the exquisite colors. "Stupid I certainly am not," thought the official. "Then I must be unfit for my post. But nobody shall know that I could not see the material." Then he praised the material he did not see and declared that he was delighted with the colors and the marvelous patterns.

To the Emperor he said when he returned, "The cloth the weavers are preparing is truly magnificent."

Everybody in the city had heard of the secret cloth and were talking about the splendid material.

And now the Emperor was curious to see the costly stuff for himself while it was still upon the looms. Accompanied by a number of selected ministers, among whom were the two poor ministers who had already been before, the Emperor went to the weavers. There they sat in front of the empty looms, weaving more diligently than ever, yet without a single thread upon the looms.

"Is not the cloth magnificent?" said the two ministers. "See here, the splendid pattern, the glorious colors." Each pointed to the empty loom. Each thought that the other could see the material.

"What can this mean?" said the Emperor to himself. "This is terrible. Am I so stupid? Am I not fit to be Emperor? This is disastrous," he thought. But aloud he said, "Oh, the cloth is perfectly wonderful. It has a splendid pattern and such charming colors." And he nodded his approval and smiled appreciatively and stared at the empty looms. He would not, he could not, admit he saw nothing, when his two ministers had praised the material so highly. And all his men looked and looked at the empty looms. Not one of them saw anything there at all. Nevertheless, they all said, "Oh, the cloth is magnificent."

They advised the Emperor to have some new clothes made from this splendid material to wear in the great procession the following day.

"Magnificent." "Excellent." "Exquisite," went from mouth to mouth and everyone was pleased. Each of the swindlers was given a decoration to wear in his button-hole and the title of "Knight of the Loom".

The rascals sat up all that night and worked, burning more than sixteen candles, so that everyone could see how busy they were making the suit of clothes ready for the procession. Each of them had a great big pair of scissors and they cut in the air, pretending to cut the cloth with them, and sewed with needles without any thread.

There was great excitement in the palace and the Emperor's clothes were the talk of the town. At last the weavers declared that the clothes were ready. Then the Emperor, with the most distinguished gentlemen of the court, came to the weavers. Each of the swindlers lifted up an arm as if he were holding something. "Here are Your Majesty's trousers," said one. "This is Your Majesty's mantle," said the other. "The whole suit is as light as a spider's web. Why, you might almost feel as if you had nothing on, but that is just the beauty of it."

"Magnificent," cried the ministers, but they could see nothing at all. Indeed there was nothing to be seen.

"Now if Your Imperial Majesty would graciously consent to take off your clothes," said the weavers, "we could fit on the new ones." So the Emperor laid aside his clothes and the swindlers pretended to help him piece by piece into the new ones they were supposed to have made.

The Emperor turned from side to side in front of the long glass as if admiring himself.

"How well they fit. How splendid Your Majesty's robes look: What gorgeous colors!" they all said.

"The canopy which is to be held over Your Majesty in the procession is waiting," announced the Lord High Chamberlain.

"I am quite ready," announced the Emperor, and he looked at himself again in the mirror, turning from side to side as if carefully examining his handsome attire.

The courtiers who were to carry the train felt about on the ground pretending to lift it: they walked on solemnly pretending to be carrying it. Nothing would have persuaded them to admit they could not see the clothes, for fear they would be thought stupid or unfit for their posts.

And so the Emperor set off under the high canopy, at the head of the great procession. It was a great success. All the people standing by and at the windows cheered and cried, "Oh, how splendid are the Emperor's new clothes. What a magnificent train! How well the clothes fit!" No one dared to admit that he couldn't see anything, for who would want it to be known that he was either stupid or unfit for his post?

None of the Emperor's clothes had ever met with such success.

But among the crowds a little child suddenly gasped out, "But he hasn't got anything on." And the people began to whisper to one another what the child had said. "He hasn't got anything on." "There's a little child saying he hasn't got anything on." Till everyone was saying, "But he hasn't got anything on." The Emperor himself had the uncomfortable feeling that what they were whispering was only too true. "But I will have to go through with the procession," he said to himself.

So he drew himself up and walked boldly on holding his head higher than before, and the courtiers held on to the train that wasn't there at all.

Hans Christian Andersen was born on 2. April 1805 in Odense (Denmark). He was son of a poor shoemaker and could hardly attend school. His father died when he was 11 years old. When Hans Anderson was the age of 14 he ran away to Copenhagen. In 1822 he went to the Latin school in Slagelse. He died in Copenhagen 4. August 1875 in the age of 70 years.

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The Little Red Hen - Or Obamanomics 101

The Little Red Hen

The little red hen called all of her Democrat neighbors together and
said, 'If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will
help me plant it?'
"Not I", said the cow.
"Not I", said the duck.
"Not I", said the pig.
"Not I", said the goose.

Then I will do it by myself, said the little red hen, and so she
did. The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.
Who will help me reap my wheat? asked the little red hen.

"Not I", said the duck...
"Out of my classification", said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority", said the cow.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation", said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself", said the little red hen, and so she did.
At last it came time to bake the bread.
"Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me", said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits", said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how", said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination", said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself", said the little red hen.
She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to
see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little
red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)
The pig just grunted in disdain. (Barney Frank)
And they all painted "Unfair!" picket signs and marched around and
around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen, "You
must not be so greedy."

"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen. "Exactly," said
Barack the farmer. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so
wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But
under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must
divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle."

And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red
hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again
baked bread because she joined the "party" and got her bread free. And
all the Democrats smiled. "Fairness" had been established.

Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one long as there was free bread paid for by "the rich".

Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.
Hillary got $8 million for hers.
That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight
years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember


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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Russell Means on global banking

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Handsome Howie is now ready for adoption!

Hooray, Howie!

Please scroll through my posts for Howie's story. He looks so beautiful now - you would NEVER think he was the same pitiful stray. He is now neutered, heartworm free, sleek, in good flesh, and waiting for a home.

Come on. Someone in Florida - he's been through so much. What heart he has!

Now he needs a home. He's at the Port St. Joe Humane Society in Port St. Joe, Florida, or contact me. He can also be found at that shelter in

Do you have room in your heart for Howie?

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Now they want to repeal presidential term limits!

Are you going to let them do this?

Where is your outrage?

This is something dictators do. This is tyranny. Whoever suggested this, and I'm sure there's a bunch who support it in Congress, ought to be impeached immediately.

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This is about Ted.

Faceless Ted of the ether is a devoted follower who drives me nuts when he comments after I've created a "nice" post, or one on animals.

He is consumed with the birth of Obama. There has never been proof of his citizenship given to the American people to pacify and satisfy them who doubt his American birth. I have grave doubts, which go hand-in-hand with his background in the gritty world of Chicago politics, being Kissinger's lapdog, and the missing time after law school. I really don't believe that he is an American citizen.

I read Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes". Maybe I'll print it here.

I believe this charismatic persona has been manufactured, brought forth from people who would destroy this country. While I still have freedom of speech, I will say this because it is what I fervently believe.

But Ted, at every opportunity, will insert a comment about this. I leave his comments here for you to read, because he's so passionate, and he has a right to leave what he wants. I respect his First Amendment rights.

Tonight he paid me a compliment.

Thank you, Ted, for being somewhere "there". I believe in your passion and together we
dig in the dirt for evidence. For truth.

I presume you are young - perhaps a Paulist. You know I'm a Paulist too, a grandmother with lots of gray hair.

When my fingers can't type; when my voice is less strident, then it's up to you to keep the country going in the right direction, under the Constitution and the founding documents.

I would rather be writing poetry, concentrating on the last chapter on a short story I've had in the works for too long, uploading my chick lit novel for older women to a POD publisher, and gathering my photographs for a month long solo show in September.

But I'm here writing about you.

Don't let the flame of your free heart burn out. Feed it daily. Love it, wear it on your sleeve or your t-shirt, nurture it and pass it on.

But don't hang your comments on my animal posts...PLEASE!

Anywhere else, they're just fine.

Thank you for subscribing.

I appreciate all that you say.

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