Friday, May 31, 2013

The Genius That Is Rush

I still say they're the greatest band in the world ...

For you non-Rushies ... the trio was finally elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, after years of being snubbed.  The band, which has been together for over 30 years and is now more popular than ever, has been passed over in the past for such notables as ... Donovan ... The Beastie Boys ... Dr. John ... ABBA ... The Stooges ... The Ventures ... The Ronettes ... Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five ... Patti Smith ... The Dells ... Prince ... Elvis Costello ... The Clash ... The Flamingos ... The Moonglows ... Jelly Roll Morton ... and many more.  What B.S.

Well, Rolling Stone finally gave in and let the guys in this year.  Here is an excerpt from their acceptance speech.  Neil and Geddy gave their remarks first, then Alex stepped up and gave a wonderful rendition of the years it has taken for them to be recognized by the HoF.  Without saying a word, he said it all - and everyone familiar with the story knew exactly what he meant.

For those who didn't get it, well ... they just aren't down with Gershon's Haus of Sausages, are they?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

These People Just Have No Shame ...

The tornado that ripped through Moore, OK yesterday had been off the ground barely an hour before Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) took to the floor of the US Senate to blame Global Warming for the disaster.  She was not alone.  Left wing moonbats all over the place were spouting out to anyone who would listen that this was caused by man made global climate change.

Sen. Boxer, in particular, was despicable.  She used her time in front of the Senate chamber to push for passage of her Carbon Tax Bill:

"This is climate change.  This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.”

“Carbon could cost us the planet.  The least we could do is put a little charge on it so people move to clean energy.”

Her legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sander (Idiot-VT), penalizes with a 'tax' companies and individuals that actually use coal and oil.  The tax is designed to do nothing but hurt citizens and put money into the government's pocket. 

Senator Boxer, may I ask you a question?

First - Moore, OK has been hit 3 times by F4 tornados.  1999, 2003, and yesterday.  If your incredibly important hearings were correct, and we would begin seeing terrible storms after the hearings, then the 1999 and 2003 events didn't actually happen and must be figments of a far right wing conspiracy, right?

Additionally, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) made a complete fool of himself  on the Senate floor by blaming the lack of belief in global warming by the people of Oklahoma for bringing the disaster down upon themselves.

These people are United States Senators. Even though they are far left wing moonbats, you would think that they'd at least wait until the bodies of the victims cool before spouting their stupid, ignorant, partisan bullshit.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Lesson On Racism

It seems like forever that I've heard the term 'Jim Crow', or 'Jim Crow Laws'.  It is almost always used (these days) to describe Republicans and/or Conservatives, and is meant as a demeaning attack - essentially calling Republicans racist.

I honestly didn't know who Jim Crow was until recently.  When I heard a sound bite of a black, Democrat Congressman  ranting about how Republicans wanted to return us to the days of 'Jim Crow', my curiosity got to me.

It's easy to find out - a Google search, or Wikipedia, and its right there.  There was no person named 'Jim Crow'.  Jim Crow wasn't some racist Republican Senator or Congressman who passed despicable laws meant to keep the black man down.

The term 'Jim Crow' was originated to describe the song and dance caricature of black folk by a white actor, Thomas D. Rice, who performed mockery of President Andrew Jackson's policies during the 1830s.  Don't ask me why, but that's what the history books say.

'Jim Crow' morphed over the years to generally refer to any law passed that led to or enforced segregation policies. It was a particularly popular phrase during Reconstruction (1865-1877, a period some historians refer to as the Second Civil War).  It was during the 1870s when Southern Democrats, thrown from power immediately after their defeat in the Civil War, regained power in every Southern state - either by lawful voting, voter intimidation, fraud, or violence.  Southern Democrats formed the KKK during the early 1870s, where it functioned as the paramilitary arm of the Democrat Party, and openly fought Federal troops and murdered thousands of blacks and Republican whites.  It was also popular in the early 1900s, to describe the efforts of President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, to pass far reaching segregation enforcement laws.

'Jim Crow' is thrown around a lot these days.  I will bet that almost every one who uses it has no idea where it comes from.  I heard a national TV interview with a black Democrat Congresswoman about a year ago, where she wondered aloud who was going to be the Republican's next Jim Crow - clearly she believed that Mr. Crow was some hateful, racist Republican from past years.

The term describes something that is disgusting.  I wish that those who were using it would take the time to learn where it came from, who was responsible for its origin, and who was responsible for the heinous laws and policies it is used to describe during our country's history (DEMOCRATS).

The period of Reconstruction, the 12 years after the Civil War, was anything but reconstructive.  It was a time of massive violence - essentially the Southern Democrat Party and its army, the KKK, continued the Civil War.  There were thousands of people killed, with pitched battles between Federal troops and the KKK - it really was a continuation of the war.  It is a fascinating period of our country's history, one that is sorely ignored in the history books and classes.  No wonder - do you think liberal academia is going to teach our young about the horrific origins of their precious Democrat Party?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thanks Google ...

I doubt anyone has noticed, but I've deleted the 'reaction' footer to my postings.  Although I found this feature informative, in recent months there have been problems with it.  On multiple occasions, I found that the 'agree' numbers would be reset to zero, particularly on posts that were critical of the Obama Administration.

Whether this was on purpose by Google, or a bug in their widget, I do not know.  However, it is a known fact that the folks who run Google are big Obama fans and Democratic campaign donors.  I'll leave you to make your own determination.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Washington Redskins Suck ... but ...

Being a Cowboys fan, I have nothing positive to say about the Washington Redskins.  The hated Redskins.  Hate their players, hate their coaches, REALLY HATE their owner.

However, I have to give kudos and a well done to Daniel Snyder, the owner, for this comment delivered to USA Sports yesterday;

"We'll never change the name.  It's simple.  NEVER."

This in response to an inquiry about the liberal pressure building to change the team's name and mascot. 

Mr. Snyder, I still hate you and your team (except RGIII), but I have a good deal of respect for you for delivering that shot against PC run amok.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Obama's DHS Hoarding Even MORE Bullets!

Our Department of Homeland Security has communicated to ammunition manufacturers, querying which ones can provide an order of 2 million rounds of ammunition in a short turnover situation (30-60 days after placement of order).  No explanation has been provided for the reason for the short turnaround, and no explanation why DHS needs 2 million additional rounds of ammo on top of the millions they've been stockpiling recently.

There are only two valid explanations.

First, DHS wants to book manufacturing capability, to make sure that those bullets are not available for sale to the general public.

Second, DHS is continuing its buildup of firepower for possible use against the citizens of this country.

Remember - DHS has no interests, tasks, or obligations outside of our borders.  They will play no part in armed dealings with another country unless that country invades the United States.  ALL other armed dealings with other countries are handled by the US military.

What in the hell are Obama and Napalitano preparing for?  Are they seriously worried that they are pushing us so far that it will result in armed revolt?

(The GAO has just begun an investigation into why DHS is buying so much ammo.  One hopes for an impartial effort, and one that is not delayed for years by Obama, DHS, and DoJ stonewalling.)

Update - Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) agrees.  In an interview with Aaron Klein/WABC Radio over the weekend, he stated the following:

“Let’s make sure that your audience out there is aware, Aaron, that our president, Obama, has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America,” Inhofe said. “You know that, everyone knows that. And yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority. And so my feeling is that he’s doing this to buy up [ammunition] so that we can’t buy.  Honest, law-abiding citizens here in the United States, like my son, can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.”

Sen. Inhofe went on to explain how he is trying to combat this outrage, through his introduction of the "Ammunition Management for More Obtainability" bill.  The crux of this proposed legislation is to restrict the Obama Administration to buying no more ammunition for non-defense purposes to levels maintained prior to His Highness taking power.