Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Does God Help Your Team Win?

We are constantly bombarded by athletes on TV and radio (and the intenet) thanking God. "First of all, I want to Thank God". "I couldn't have done this without God". And on, and on.

Now I really don't have a problem with this. That is, as long as the athlete is thanking God for a proper reason. Thanks for keeping the athlete from injury. Thanks for keeping the competition safe. Thanks for giving the athlete the talent and skill to complete. Thanks for allowing the athlete to be there at all. Really no problem with that at all.

What I don't care for is athletes who Thank God for their victory. Who give thanks for helping them win over their competitors.

Or those who blame God when they don't win ...

Buffalo Bills' receiver Stevie Johnson dropped an easy touchdown catch in overtime this past weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The catch would have won the game. The Steelers went on to win the game on their next possession. The Bills have been a hard luck team this season, and to be honest are just a bad football team. After the game, Johnson Tweeted to his fans and the world his feelings ...

"I Praise You 24/7, and this is how You do me?"

"You expect me to learn from this? How???"

"I'll never forget this. Ever"

Mr. Johnson has some serious problems if he is blaming God for his butter fingers that dropped that pass. I'm not going to criticize his beliefs, but mine tell me that God doesn't take sides in football games. Why should one team be worthy of His Mercy, and not the other?

Johnson has since released additional comments, trying to say the original comments were a joke. Sorry bud, I ain't buying that. If your ego tells you that you are important enough in the grand scheme of things that God takes a personal interest in your performance on the football field, then dude, I suggest you seek out a good therapist ... seriously ... you need some help.

Monday, November 29, 2010

DREAM Act Exposed

Reid and Obama are hurriedly trying to force the DREAM act through Congress' lame duck session. They know that if they wait until Republicans take control of the HOuse, DREAM will not happen - at least not in its current form.

Now I admit to not having known much about DREAM. I had heard some of the mainstream media reports that it establishes a path to legal citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, children who are working towards college degrees or are serving in the military. To me, that actually sounds pretty good.

Republicans have stood against it, and I couldn't understand why, unless it was just from being the Party of NO. It seemed to me that getting behind it would help, at least in small part, the GOP's standing with Hispanics.

Well, details of DREAM are coming out, and it is clear to see why it is objectionable.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has authored an excellent article on "10 Things You Need to Know About S.3827, the DREAM Act". This is a real eye opener, and should be read by every American. It shows the real reasons behind DREAM and the Democrat push to get it quickly through Congress.


In addition, John Romano over at Yes, But However has written a piece exposing how DREAM is actually amnesty for illegals. Well worth the read.


If you aren't fully versed on DREAM, if all you know is what the mainstream media and Democrat Congressional leadership have told you, you owe it to yourself to read these pieces and understand what they are trying to do. Read, then contact your congressional representatives and demand they stop DREAM.

Pissy-Leaks - Why Obama's Outrage Now?

This latest round of Wikileaks has caused the White House and State Department to finally try and get tough with the a*hole who is publishing all of these illegally obtained documents. Hillary Clinton is in full damage control on the airwaves, and flying around overseas like crazy trying to smooth diplomatic feelings over the contents of some of the leaked communications. Eric Holder has come out and sternly stated that if any criminal activity is connected with the leaks, his DoJ will fully invesitigate it. IF?????? Mr. Holder, do you not know that espionage is a crime?

Where have these morons, and their leader His Higness Obama, been? Where was the outrage over the previous leaks, which were centered around defense related documents? Why haven't they captured and jailed the accused rapist who runs the site? Why haven't they killed the site itself? (The technology to do that is certainly available - just ask the Chinese).

The answer is pretty simple, and it is disturbing. The previous leaks actually benefitted Obama and his policies. Anything that embarrasses America's military and the previous Administration is welcome. Those leaks must have had the White House laughing their butts off - and they made no attempt at all to curtail them.

What's changed with this latest round of leaks? Something rather big, it turns out. The majority of the State Department documents leaked have been produced by the Obama Administration and Clinton's Department of State - their efforts, their policies, their personnel. This time, the leaks embarass THEM, and it must be dealt with. Unfortunately for our country, they knew this was coming, they had plenty of warning, and they did nothing to stop it. Now they are in damage control, and not doing a very good job of it.

Some of what I've heard in this round of leaks is actually good information to have out. In no way do I condone the theft, but some of what has come out so far is good for the world to know (a little bit of it, anyway). Some bolsters US stance in the world. Some shows the incompetence of Obama and his policies, and the folks he chose to implement them. They're not laughing now that the egg is on their face, rather than across the Potomac.

They need to find this criminal, get him extradited here, try him, and lock him up for the rest of his life. Espionage. They need to find the person in the State Department that stole all of these documents and gave them to this jerk - and that person needs to rot in jail for the rest of their life. Someone needs to find out how documents classified as SECRET are being swiped by the thousands and provided to someone who uses them to attack our country.

Obama's Administration hasn't been too concerned with stopping this. After all, liberals rejoice in whistle-blowing and illegal information leaks. People who break laws to dump private information, no matter what the consequences, have always been heroes of the Far Left. Now that one of these leakers has hit the hero of the Far Left square in the 'nads, it will be interesting to see the reaction.

Update - Facts are coming to light that indicate Obama and his minions aren't that bothered by the leaks this time, either. The internet servers that mirror the leaker's web site (the locations from which pepople in the Western Hemisphere see the web site) are located in the US and owned by Amazon.com! The DNS that services the site, and the domain name registrar are also located in the US. This means that the DoJ has jurisdiction, and could shut the website down anytime they want to.

The government has proven it has thispower already, when it shut down multiple web sites accused of pirating copyrighted materials last week. They shut down the sites and siezed the domain names.

Apparently, Obama's government thinks protecting a Lady Gaga recording from being reproduced illegally is far more important than stopping this incredible leak of secret government communications and other documents. Says a lot about the Far Left's priorities, doesn't it?

Update II - I saw a comment from John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN. His supposition is why should we believe all of those leaked documents? There is nothing that would prevent this criminal and his buddies from throwing in a few fake ones. If they have digital copies of the originals, forging more to say whatever they want would be easy. Hidden amongst all the thousands of other ones, who would know? Their purpose is to embarass and damage the US and its allies - why not add a few fakes ones with really controversial stuff in them to stoke the fires a bit?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tom Delay Guilty

Tom Delay was found guilty of money laudering by a Travis County jury. He faces up to life in prison.

Delay was a very powerful member of Congress, the Majority Leader. He was a political power broker, proud of his nickname 'The Hammer'. Those who were his friends basked in political power. Those who opposed him felt his wrath.

The incident which brought down his house was an incident where he funneled money from National Republican war chests to state level Republicans for their campaigns. Texas has a law which prohibits corporate money from being used in campaigns. A large amount of the national money was from corporations.

The Travis County DA, Ronnie Earle ( a longtime hated rival of Delay) brought an indictment against Delay for money laundering. Earle's motives were strictly political. The case was brought in Austin, the most liberal city in Texas. Delay fought to have the trial moved from Austin, but lost that effort - which ultimately caused his conviction. No where else in Texas would the Travis County DA have found such an anti-Republican jury pool.

Delay will appeal, and his chances are good to get the conviction overturned. Legal experts had pretty much agreed that it was a trumped up case, the prosecution was making a big stretch trying to apply money laundering charges to political donations. But, who knows. This mess has stretched on since 2002, and could continue for years through the appeal process.

I believe the case was a political strike by vindictive Democrats against a powerful enemy Republican. They were wrong to prosecute this.

However, I am glad Delay has fallen. ????

You may be surprised by that, given my card carrying membership in the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

Delay was a political power broker. His goal always was to accumulate more political power, and to exercise that power. He didn't have the State of Texas' interests at heart when he was in Washington. He had Tom Delay's interests at heart. He was a textbook example of a power politician - power junkies who get off on power and control, and will do just about anythying to gain and keep that power.

I can't stand people like that.

That's why I hate the Clintons, and the likes of Nancy Peolsi. These people live and breathe power. They want control. They want to be 'worshipped' (yes, worship is the correct word to use). They want to rule, they want to tell others what they have to do, and they want the means ot punishing anyone who stands in their way. Their ultimate goal is to sit on a throne (real or imagined) and look down on everyone else.

They are elected officials, who are supposed to be serving us and our country. Instead, they use us and the country as a ladder to feed their own egos.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Obama Gets A Fat Lip

President Obama was on the receiving end of an elbow thrown during a basketball game, requiring a dozen stitiches to close.

There is absolutely no truth to the internet rumor (being pushed by MSNBC/Keith Olbermann/Michael Moore/George Soros) that it was a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy behind the attack.

No truth at all that he was playing with Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, George Bush, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity in a game of 3 on 3. No truth at all that Sarah Palin and daughter Bristol were on the sideline leading cheers. No truth at all that The Tea Party was selling raffle tickets, winner getting to sub in at the next timeout ....
Photo Credit AP

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Force Is With Us

John Force won his 15th NHRA Funny Car Championship a couple of weekends ago at the season ending event out in Pomona, CA. Force entered the event trailing points leader Matt Hagan by 38 points. Since each round of eliminations is worth 20 points, Force had to go two more rounds than Hagan to come from behind and win the title.

Hagan lost a close race in the first round. Force went on to win the event, clinching the championship in style.

John Force is the most recognizable and most popular driver in drag racing. His boisterous style causes fans to either love him or hate him. His teamates love him, his competitors pretty much all hate him - though there is a lot of respect. You don't have to like someone to respect their accomplishments.

Force runs a racing empire. His son-in-law, Robert Hight, drives one of his team cars, and won the championship last year. His daugher, Ashley, drives a team car, and is a very talented driver. Another daughter, Courtney, is in the sportman categories, and will be testing in a Funny Car soon (a car with her name on it was displayed at Pomona).

Force has also endured a lot ot pain and tragedy. Eric Medlen, a young driver full of promise, died in a Force team car during a practice run. Force himself barely survived a horrific crash in Dallas two years ago. At age 62, John is decades older than almost all of the competitors trying to knock him off. How many more years will he run? He says he will as long as he can still win. The way he's going, retirement won't be for another decade or so!

Force has had more than his share of 'moments' during his career. Here are a couple, leading off with the Dallas crash that came very close to ending that career.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

NASCAR Hates This Guy Even More

Jimmy Johnson won his fifth consecutive NASCAR Championship today, defeating his two closest competitors (Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick).

Oh boy ...

The NASCAR world goes ... YAWN ...

NASCAR ratings continue to fall. Popularity continues to drop. Fans continue to lose interest. Why? Because a guy most fans can't stand has dominated the sport for 5 years now.

To Mr. Johnson, this is what I think of your achievement - to quote a famous Frenchman (as heard in the classic cinematic masterpiece "Monty Python and the Holy Grail") ...

"I fart in your general direction"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

WTF Fashion Statement Seen Today

In my years I have seen some wild fashion trends come and go among teenagers. However, something I saw today outside a Wally World has to take the prize as the strangest I have ever seen. I saw this, had to look again, and had to look a third time to make sure I saw what I thought I saw ...

3 mid-teens, 15 or 16 maybe. Two boys and a girl. Dressed goofy, with Converse high tops, multicolored knee socks, old style beenie baseball caps tilted off to one side. No cigarettes or visible piercings, thank goodness.

All three have pacifiers in their mouths.

Yes, baby pacifiers. Blinkies. Fautzees.

They pull them out to talk to each other, then plug them right back in. I truly wish I had a camera with me, I would have not hesitated.

I really don't know what to say ...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ready for TSA to Grab Your Junk and Microwave It?

The current outrage over the TSA's new body scanning and pat down regulations has me fuming, but maybe not for the reasons that immediately come to mind.

DHS Nazi-In-Chief Napolitano and TSA Head Inquisitor Pistole are trying to convince us that these more stringent regulations are necessary to keep us safe. Granted, these methods MAY prevent incidents like the underwear bomber ... and notice I said MAY. Threats from terrorists are always evolving - it is a deadly game where they make a move, we counter move. We are always playing catchup, because no matter how much we hate the people who want to kill us, we must realize that they (at least the head guys) are pretty damn smart.

So, do we need more security? More TSA agents standing around looking like potted plants? More old ladies and babies being frisked? Not exactly.

What we need is better security.

Better security requires going after the terrorists themselves, not going after what they are trying to smuggle onto a plane.

How do you do that? Well, besides the spook work that takes place where we don't know about it, there are measures that can actually take place at the airport. What are they?


The fact that we in the US do not legally allow any type of profiling is ludicrous. To say that a young man of obvious Middle-Eastern heritage should receive no more scrutiny than a 90 year old white grandma from Iowa is insane. Yet, we are forced to do it, to remain politically correct. To look at them differently violates civil rights. Just plain insanity ...

We should take hints at air travel security from the Isrealis. They've been doing it seriously for a lot of years now, and they are very good at it. Their primary concern isn't for civil rights, their primary concern is keeping their citizens and their aircraft safe.

Isreali security is in charge of screening for all El Al flights. They are also in charge of screening for passengers bound for or flying out of Isreal. They write and enforce the rules. They use profiling as their primary tool. I have been to Isreal once, on business. I was subjected to a thorough 30 minute 'interview' before I was allowed to get onto a US owned airplane to fly OUT of the country. This wasn't anything special. People who fit certain profiles were automatically pulled aside for such interviews. Certain people who fit more suspicious profiles got longer 'interviews'. There was nothing personal about it. It was not abusive. It was intense, purposeful, and professional. You trip up on your answers, or your answers lead to more questions, and you got taken to another area for a much longer interview (thankfully, I was not selected for this priviledge). These people knew exactly what they were doing, what they were looking for. Every look, every question, every movement had a very specific reason. It all starts with profiling to identify those who should receive this level of screening ...

Now, I'm not saying we should curtail civil rights. I truly hate it when the government tells me to do something, and I would not want to be on the wrong end of profiling. However, what we are doing violates everyone's civil rights equally, and its effectiveness is debatable. I'm not saying we should to to the extreme of the Isreali model, but to handicap our security efforts by not even being able to mutter the word 'profile' is insane. Insane. Insane .....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Common Sense Statement On Government Spending

"The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."

This simple but clear statement regarding the out of control spending going on in our government is right on target. Who said this?

John Boehner
Rush Limbaugh
Sarah Palin
Ronald Reagan
George Bush
Glenn Beck

No on all of the above. This statement is attributed to Marcus Tellius Cicero, a Roman scholar who lived from 106-43 BC. The Roman empire didn't pay much attention to him, and look at what eventually happened to them ...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hydrogen Car In Your Future? Consider This

Hydrogen powered cars are one of the exciting new oil-free technologies that are being explored right now. Let me say up front that even though I do not consider oil to be evil, it is clear that alternative fuels need to be developed over the coming years. There are billions and billions of barrels of oil still in the ground (more than we've already pulled out is still down there), but eventually it will get too expensive to get to. Clean power will also help our environment considerably.

I know ... those of you who have read this blog for a while may be shocked at those statements, but I truly believe them.

Hydrogen is a gas. It burns clean. It is plentiful, since it is one of the elements that make up water. Many of you will have seen images of cute little cars sporting 'hydrogen powered' decals on them. Like this:

The reality of hydrogen powered vehicles for public use may be more along the lines of this - something big, very well protected, not vulnerable to normal traffic fenderbenders:

Hydrogen is extremely flamable, and very easy to ignite. I have a difficult time seeing a future of small, cute hydrogen powered vehicles filling the highways. They will be involved in collisions. They will be split open, because small cars just don't have much protection around the propulsion system, not matter what the fuel is. What in the world is going to keep the hydrogen fuel cell from cooking off and incinerating everyone within a hundred yards? Drive a huge armored vehicle? That's the only way I'm getting into a hydrogen powered vehicle.

To all you eco-nazis who feel I am being a paranoid tool of big oil, I give you this as a shining example of a hydrogen vehicle's encounter with a spark .... the Hindenburg.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's Just A House

Can you call an inanimate object a friend? If so, I told one goodbye today.

I set foot in my parent's house of over 40 years for what was probably the last time. My father is no longer with us, my mother has moved to downsize - the house was just too much for her to keep up with. The last several months have seen us cleaning, moving, throwing away, and repairing it in preparation to sell. I never knew how much stuff a family could accumulate over the course of 40 years until it had to all be gone through and distributed/disposed of. It was a long process, sometimes putting us at odds with each other. But it seems to be finished now. The house stands empty, awaiting the final papers to be signed so the new owner can take the keys.

My parents designed the house themselves in 1969. It saw me and my siblings through our formative years. It was our first 'real' home - being Air Force and airline brats, we had spent our lives to that point in apartments or rentals in different locations. 40 Thanksgivings ... 40 Christmas celebrations ... those walls saw an awful lot of joy, and some sadness. My father drew his last breath there, comforted in the knowledge that he was 'home' and not in a hospital bed.

The emotional impact of severing ties with the structure eluded me until today. There has been so much to do that it was easy to not concentrate on what we were actually doing. Until today. The last pieces moved out, I stood alone inside of it, and the impact was suddenly there.

I looked around. It had never looked so empty. I looked outside at the area where we had returned so many of our beloved pets to the earth, and cried. I know in my head that their spirit, their essence, is long gone, but in my heart it hurts.

I close the door and lock it, start the truck, and for one last time, back down the winding, narrow, tree lined driveway way too fast - as I had done a thousand times before. For the last time ...

It's just a house. I keep telling myself, it's just a house ...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Legal System In The World, But ... (Updated)

Back on April 5, I told you about an incident where a drunk driver killed two and injured two, devestating a young family. Well, the verdict is in.

John Patrick Barton was charged with two counts of murder for killing Kandace Hull and her daughter Autumn when he hit their car on I-35 just north of Dallas. Tony Hull, husband, and two more children were injured. Barton hit the Hull's car from behind at such a speed that it forced the Hull car's trunk into the front seat. Police testimony during the trial estimated that Barton was doing in excess of 120mph at the time of the accident. His blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit.

Barton had been convicted of DWI three times previously, and was out on parole for his latest violation at the time of the accident.

Barton's trial was this week. He pled guilty to the two counts. A jury sentenced him to two life sentences. He will not be eligible for parole for 30 years. Barton was apologetic, took responsibility. A shame he didn't do that before that last drive ....

The legal system worked in the aftermath of this tragedy. Barton will not be driving drunk endangering the public for at least 3 decades. The family, and the public, will receive some small comfort that he was not plea bargained and turned loose on the streets again.

If the legal system had only worked this well after his first DWI ... or his second ... or his third ...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Go Green

A message brought to you by President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency.

Even Obama's Neighbor Wants Out!

It seems that even Obama's neighbor has had enough of him ....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

GOP Plans Budget Cuts - But Where?

Prior to the Nov. 2 election, and now afterwards, GOP leaders have promised $100,000,000,000 in spending cuts in the next year. This is supposed to be in discretionary spending, without touching the military's budget.

This sounds like, and is, a bunch of money. It isn't what it used to be, thanks to Obama's out of control spending. $100,000,000,000 just isn't as much as it used to be - but it is still a very large chunk of money.

News organizations and Democrats have been pushing these GOP leaders to be specific on what they will cut. Some of the questioning has been blunt - who will you upset, what critical programs will go away and how will they affect the people who are dependent on them? Even some of the more conservative commentators, those who supported the GOP ascension, are asking, and asking hard.

So far, the GOP has refused to start giving a list of items they will attack. This is very smart on their part. Identifying spcific programs and cuts at this point in time would allow Democrats and proponents of programs that are targeted to fight back. It would give the Democrat controlled lame duck Congress time to move to protect those programs. It would give special interests a head start on working to defend the programs they benefit from. Lobbyists would have plenty of time to prepare to fight for their causes.

This is smart, and the GOP should not give in to the temptation to start laying out the cuts until the new Congress is sworn in and can begin the work on cutting out that $100,000,000,000 of wasteful spending.

TARP - What Happened To It?

You all remember those emergency meetings in the fall of 2008, where Obama and McCain were called to the White House to discuss the impending collapse of the US financial system. The meeting Obama ran and used as a campaign speech, where McCain sat and kept his mouth shut? The meeting that convinced George Bush that unless a huge infusion of cash was given immediately to big financial organizations, the entire economy of the United States was going to collapse?

As a result to that meeting, $787,000,000,000 was placed in the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). A single person was placed in charge of distributing the money as he saw fit. No provision was made for any kind of oversight or any kind of accounting for what happened to the money. By law, there is no way for the American Public to know what happened to this money.

A large portion of the pile of cash (all of which was borrowed - deficit spending) were large financial institutions - banks, credit card companies, mortgage companies. Supposedly , this cash was supposed to flow through those organizations to the public in the form of mortage relief, credit card paydowns, and low cost loans. None of that happened - that money went to those organizations, who pretty much all kept it to bolster their bottom lines. How much money exactly was this? No one except the TARP director and Obama know - estimates I have seen place this at $250-300,000,000,000.

The rest of the money has sat unused. Actually that isn't correct, because the money doesn't exist. It is actually Congressional authorization for the TARP director and Obama to spend that much money without having to ask permission or justify the expenditure.

Republican efforts to revoke that authorization have fallen on deaf ears. Obama will not even allow the subject to be discussed. Who can blame him? He's got the largest slush fund in the history of the world, and Congress' authority to spend it however he wants to without fear of anyone questioning it.

Some Republicans in the new House leadership have announced that they will hold investigations into TARP, and demand an accounting of the expenditures. Republican, Democrat, I don't care ... we deserve to know what has happened to this incredible sum of money! If there is any of it that hasn't been spent, authorization for spending it should be revoked immediately. It is clear that the money was not needed for the purpose for which it was made available.

Now, Obama and his finance 'geniuses' want to spend another $600,000,000,000 on another stimulus package. Even though the last stimulus was a dismal failure and horrendous waste of money, they want to do it again. To 'soften' the blow, Obama is offering to use $250,000,000,000 of those unused TARP funds to help fund this stimulus. How generous of him.

It is a very sad statement about the condition of our government and its leadership over the past couple of years that figures of hundreds of billions of dollars are thrown around as if they are chump change. This is one huge sh**pile of money, money our country doesn't have. How much? Each billion dollars Obama throws around is equal to $3.33 for every man, woman, and child in the US, including illegals. The original TARP fund was equal to $2623.33 for every one of us, whether we pay taxes or not. Where is all of it? What has happened to it? Why can't we hold anyone acocuntable for it?

I want to know ...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Deer Season

This weekend is the start of deer hunting season in Texas. Thousands of hunters and wannabe hunters will flood the countryside in the hopes of killing an animal and mounting its antlers as a trophy.

I do not hunt. Although I think firing a weapon (the larger the better) and busting targets is fun, I just don't care to kill animals for sport. I don't have that big a problem with those folks who do ... but I get a kick out of how many consider themselves 'real outdoorsman/hunter' just because they grab a rifle and go sit in a deer stand for a couple of weekends a year. Might be a bit more exciting if the deer could shoot back.

Anyway, for all those who will be out in the scrub this weekend trying to bag that 'Trophy Rack' to put above the fireplace, may I suggest a couple of Trophy Rack alternatives?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election Scattershooting

California defeated Prop 19, which would have legalized pot. The measure was defeated by about 10 points state wide. One of the two areas to approve the measure was San Francisco. I am shocked - San Francisco voting to legalize mind altering drugs?

Harry Reid's campaign manager appearing on MSNBC after the race was called, attributed his victory to the unbelievable support of unions, who brought in thousands of people and millions of dollars from outside the state to influence the election. Imagine that - a bunch of union thugs came in and stole the election, and he publicly states that it is something to be proud of!

I spent entirely too much time watching the returns on TV. Most of the time was spent with Fox News, but it was instructive to hit some of the other channels as well. MSNBC was hilarious - somehow they were trying to convince their tiny audience that this was a good result for Democrats, that it showed how fractured the Tea Party had made the Republicans, and it was a glorious victory that some of the Tea Party candidates were defeated. All of their pundits were predicting that this victory was actually going to doom the Republican Party. WTF are those idiots smoking - San Francisco's pot?

CNN was universally the slowest major network to call races. Every race they called had been called, with exactly the same prediction, by Fox News 5-10 minutes earlier. Couple this with the fact that several of their pundits uttered lines that had been spoken verbatim on Fox a few minutes earlier, and it looked to me that CNN had cut their budget by laying off all of its researchers, and were just watching Fox News to get their material.

CNN's absolutely horrible political panel forum was on prime display last night. Two tables full of political has-beens and far left kook media talking heads argued, yelled, and fought amongst themselves so much that there wasn't a single coherent thought that came out of them. This is the second election they have tried that format - someone really ought to tell them it ain't working ...

The City of Denver defeated a ballot initiative that would have required the City to publicly begin tracking illegal aliens. NO ... not those illegal aliens ... illegal SPACE ALIENS. I am not kidding. The strangest part of that is that it was in Denver, not San Francisco.

More proof that California is the most f***ed up state in the Union. Jerry Brown, far left kook flake, wins the governor's chair for the third time. This is the guy who was run out of Sacramento on a rail for his fiscal insanity during his last tenure in office. CA is already bankrupt ... hard to imagine it getting any worse for the state, but it is going to! Couple that with Barbar Boxer squeeking out reelection, and you've got a state that continues to prove that it would be best for the rest of the country if the Big One hits and CA sinks into the Pacific.

Democrats, led by Obama are now calling for more cooperation, more compromise, more hands across the aisle ... BULLSHIT! Democrats offered no compromise when they swept into power in 2006 and 2008. Now they want to be cooperative??? If Republicans fall for this, they will have completely misread the meaning of this election. The GOP has made historic gains because the vast majority of the county wants Obama stopped! If that means being the Party of NO, then that's fine. If the House majority does nothing but stop the Obama agenda, then it has succeeded.

The central Texas Congressional seat saw incumbent Democrat Chet Edwards trounced by Republican newcomer Bill Flores. Edwards had been in that seat for almost 20 years. He had survived election after election, being a Democrat in a overwhelmingly Republican district, by being moderate (and to be honest) helping champion military causes. (Ft. Hood is in his district). When Obama swept into power, Edwards became a Pelosi lapdog, doing her bidding and voting with her almost every single time. He voted against Obamacare - but he was allowed to do so by Pelosi after it became clear his vote was not needed to pass it. The public saw through him and his lying campaign rhetoric, and sent him packing back to Waco.

Eddie Bernice Johnson handily won reelection as Congressional rep from South Dallas, even though she had been tainted by the scholarship scandal recently. Just goes to show that if you are a minority representative to a overwhelmingly minority district, and your schtick is race baiting and telling your constituents that they should get everything form the government for free, you can pretty much get away with murder and still win reelection.

Update - a few more gems ....

MSNBC has suspended Keith Oblermann for making donations to political candidates, including one who he hosted on 'his show' several times. The screeching lunatic made the donations without seeking the network's permission, which is a violation of NBC's internal policies. Imagine that - they let this lunatic spew his vile hatred across the airwaves for years, and now they suspend him for donating to a politician's reelection? Yeah, I want to be rid of him, but that is one of his less offensive offenses .... (he should have been fired many moons ago)

Left wing pundits, manistream media sources, Democrats, and a few RINOS are telling anyone who will listen that the new Republican majority has to compromise with Obama and the Democrats. Can't have gridlock, country wants compromise, got to have bipartisanship .... BULLSHIT. The country didn't elect compromise on Nov. 2, it elected to reject Obama and the far left agenda. Those who came to power in 2008 believing theyhad a mandate to fundamentally change our country now want to cling to some power, in hopes of keeping intact the damage they have already done. If Obama wants to come across the aisle and help undo some of the damage he has done, then it is fine for him to compromise. Unfortunately, his definition of compromise is for Republicans to cave in to what he wants.

Look at political compromise in our recent past. George W. Bush bent over backwards to compromise with Democrats. Even with majorities in both sides of Congress, he went out of his way to address Democrat concerns and causes. Instead of forcing Conservative values and legislation ont he country, as he could have, he stood in the middle and 'compromised'. While he did many great things, and kept this country from falling apart financially post 9/11, he allowed the Federal Government to grow far too big. He listened to the left too much. What did he get for it? He was savaged by the same people he bent over backwards to accomodate. What did we get for it - big, expensive government.

Barack Obama came into office riding the lie of governing from the middle, wanting to compromise and become the great uniter. He immediately showed us that he had no such intention of following up on that campaign platform. Can anyone out there name a SINGLE thing that Obama/Pelosi/Reid compromised with Republicans on? Democrats used their majorities to shove their far left agenda down our throats, and no Republican dissent was tolerated.

Why should there now be this great call to compromise? Because the losers always want to compromise in order to stay relevant.

As Obama and so many of his minions told us -


Update II - I just saw that Pelosi has decided she will grace us by running for Minority Leader of the House. It's not a guarantee she will win - her arrogance and far left kook stance caused many of the Democrat losses in the election, and many of the remaining Dems (and the Democrat national leadership) have got to be wary of her causing a repeat in 2012.

It will be so nice to see Pelosi, self appointed Queen of the United States, have to eat some humble pie and stand in the background. She will not be sitting behind Obama as he lectures Congress anymore. She will not be jetting around on her personal Air Force anymore. She will not be sitting in her throne room anymore - John Boehner will! I hope she gets banished to one of those closet sized offices across the street. I hope she has to fly commercial (gasp!) on her way back and forth to the sin pit of San Francisco. Better yet, put her on a Greyhound bus, where she belongs.

I would love to see John Boehner get himself a Louisville Slugger. Every time she opens her mouth, he needs to whack her up the side of her head, and yell "Shut The F*** Up".

She treated Republicans, moderate Dems, and the American public as trailer trash - things to be manipulated and ridiculed. She will demand that she be treated with dignity now in her new position (providing she wins it) - she should receive exactly what she deserves!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Tomorrow, Nov.2, is election day. It is an off year election, meaning the President isn't on the ballot - at least not officially. This typically means a small turnout. This year will be different.

Nov. 2 is a referendum on Obama and his agenda. No matter what the Democrats say, every vote against a Democrat candidate for any office is a vote against Obama.

Every vote is critical. Not only are the 'big' offices like US Senator, US Congressman, and Governor on the ballot, but thousands of state and local offices are up for grabs. If you vote, don't just vote for the top couple of offices. If you can't spend the time to go down the ballot office by office, choose the straight ticket option - it will cast a vote for every candidate in every race of the party you choose. This will ensure that candidates way down the list benefit from your vote.

If you are a Republican/Conservative, you must go out and vote. Even if your candidate seems to be a slam dunk victor, VOTE! All of those down ballot races depend upon you!

If you are a Moderate, or Independent, and you are sick of what Obama has done, go vote the Republican ticket. That is the only way to slow Him down.

If you are a moderate Democrat, one who is dismayed by the madman and his far left loonies that you helped vote into office, go vote the Republican ticket and help bring some sanity back to our government.

If you are a far left kook, stay home, smoke some dope, watch The View, watch MSNBC. Your vote is not needed. His Highness is doing fine for you, and he doesn't need your help.

Update - Wife unit and I early voted. Process was quick, and fairly well organized. We presented our voter registration cards, they were scanned into the computer, stamped, and we were allowed to vote. I was dismayed that at no point was I asked to produce identification. At no point was I asked to prove that I was the legitimate holder of the registration card.

I think of all the places, functions, and situations where I have to produce a government issued photo ID to prove who I am. Yet I do not have to do so when I exercise the most important civic duty I have - voting. Why do we not require folks to prove they have the right to vote in order to cast a vote? The answer is obvious, and disturbing ... Democrats count on illegally cast votes all over the nation to win races. This is why they passionately fight any kind of voter fraud reform efforts.

The Sarge Rolls Big In Vegas

Tony Schumacher drove 'The Sarge' to victory in Sunday's NHRA event in Las Vegas. His victory pulls him to within 85 points of Larry Dixon, driver of the arch rival Al Anabi dragster. One event remains, the season ending meet at Pomona, CA in two weeks.

Tony set a National Top Fuel speed record during the meet, going over 325mph. Imagine that - zero to 325 miles per hour in about 3 and a half seconds, in 1000 feet of distance. That just simply is beyond comprehension, and almost beyond the laws of physics!

Each round of racing is equal to 20 points. Points are also awarded for qualifying position, and for national speed or ET records. 85 points sounds like a tall order, and it is. However, he has overcome taller climbs in the past to gain the championship. Don't count him, or the Army dragster, out yet!