Saturday, June 26, 2010

"The Chicago Way"... Obama's Thuggery Exposed

J. Christian Adams, up until just recently a Department of Justice attorney, has blown the whistle on the Obama Justice Department with regard to their willful ignorance on the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case
The New Black Panther case was the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law I saw in my Justice Department career. Because of the corrupt nature of the dismissal, statements falsely characterizing the case and, most of all, indefensible orders for the career attorneys not to comply with lawful subpoenas investigating the dismissal, this month I resigned my position as a Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney.
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This is illustrative of the Obama administration's willful ignorance and total disregard for the rule of law. The Obama administration has put its imprimatur on voter intimidation, especially if it enhances his agenda and cements his power.

Expect more of this come November and expect more intimidation of voters and of citizens in general until the day that this thug regime is removed from power.

At the same time, expect a push-back from Americans who will not allow themselves to be subjected to these fascist, jack-booted tactics from a megalomaniacal regime whose aim is to not govern but to subjugate.

There is no American who should stand for this, and any move to excuse this flagrant abuse of power by any Obama apologist (or anyone else) should be presumed as coming from one who is, like Barack Hussein Obama, an enemy of liberty.

(h/t Gary)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tarryl Clark's Cheap Opportunism, Part XXXLVVIII

To term Tarryl Clark as an opportunistic, lying (fill in your expletive here), would be, well, shall we say, generous.

Having absolutely nothing to contribute, being intellectually vapid in both substance and form, feckless, desperate Tarryl Clark instead stoops to cheap opportunism and taking quotes out of context. The latest is a prime example:

Tarryl Clark believes that BP should pay for the mess they made. Like all of us - with the apparent exception of a certain Congresswoman - she doesn't want to see a single dime of taxpayer money go to bail out BP.

And we're taking Michele Bachmann head-on over this issue. It's been called a defining moment of the midterm election, a clear example of whose side Michele Bachmann is really on.

Of course, Clark's stock in trade, like her hero, Barack Hussein Obama, is intellectual dishonesty.

Clark gets her ammunition for her latest intellectually vapid rant from Congresswoman Bachmann's quote:

"If I were the head of BP I would let the signal get out there -- we're not going to be chumps and we're not going to be fleeced."

Yes, a pretty damning quote, until you consider it in context, which was Obama's "Or else" meeting with BP officials in which he virtually seized $20 billion dollars without due process of law.

Of course, Bachmann was not saying that BP should not take financial and/or other responsibility-what Bachmann (and for that matter, Senator Joe Barton) decried was the flagrant Hugo-Chavez-styled seizure of property that took place void of any Constitutional due process of law.

The issue is not that BP should not bear responsibility for the situation in the Gulf; the issue here is that the Obama administration completely skirted due process and flagrantly overreached its authority in its not-so-veiled shakedown of BP.

President Obama may have been a community organizer in a previous lifetime, but a Jesse Jackson he is not. He is the highest Constitutional officer in the land--subject to the limits placed upon him and the Executive Branch by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment of said Constitution does not allow for the seizure of property without due process of law. Obama completely usurped his Constitutional authority.

If Tarryl Clark was as smart as she claims to be, she should have known that.

But then again, when has the Constitution ever gotten in the way of a Statist democrat and her thirst for power?

So, to answer Tarryl's question, who's side is Michele Bachmann really on? The side of the rule of law.

By the way, which side are you on, Tarryl?

Obama and the Pirates...

The Obama administration has finally decided to get tough.

No, not with terrorists, not with union thugs who muscle their will at the voting booth. No, not even with Somali pirates. No, the Obama administration has decided to get tough with the real menace to our way of life: people who illegally download music:
After countless lobbyist dollars from the music and film industry and a brief "public review", the administration rolled out its vision to fight piracy yesterday afternoon. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden -- whose blunt speech has sometime left him in trouble -- did not mince words.

He states, "This is theft, clear and simple. It's smash and grab, no different than a guy walking down Fifth Avenue and smashing the window at Tiffany's and reaching in and grabbing what's in the window."
Somehow I cannot recall a shoplifter, or for that matter, many murderers, getting pinched with a $250,000 fine and a decade in jail.

Don't get me wrong, I know that illegally downloading stuff is wrong, but really, shouldn't the punishment fit the crime?

The article goes on to say
According to the Obama administration, the RIAA, and MPAA, the world economy is pretty much doomed if we don't start prosecuting pirates at home and abroad. Without such a crackdown, businesses will go bankrupt the coalition argues. Biden states, "Piracy hurts, it hurts our economy."
But at the same time,
Interestingly, the statements seem to fly in the face of a recent Government Accountability Office study released to U.S. Congress earlier this year, which concluded that there is virtually no evidence for the claimed million dollar losses by the entertainment industry. That study suggested that piracy could even benefit the economy.
So, is this latest initiative a move on Obama's part to appease his Big Hollywood constituency, or may there be a darker motive at work here? I think there may be a bit of both. In order to implement this policy, Obama & Co. will take the responsibility for prosecuting illegal downloading away from record and movie companies, and will instead make it a law enforcement issue; thus placing the bill for enforcement directly to the taxpayer's feet. As for the darker side,
Another noteworthy study from three years back notes that virtually every citizen violates intellectual property laws in some way on a daily basis.

The White House press release was full of buzz phrases, but short on details. It did however indicate that the U.S. government may increasingly monitor filesharing networks and BitTorrent sites and assist media groups in their prosecution/threat letter efforts. It speaks of improved "law enforcement efforts at the Federal, state and local level."
So, it's a Daily Double, of sorts. Obama gives a bone to the record and movie industry who dutifully line his campaign coffers, while at the same time giving his Big Statist Government fetish a boost by opening up a whole new venue with which to flex government muscle and control over people's lives.

A veritable match made in hell.

Korea: The Forgotten War?

There is a lot of deserved hoopla over the sacrifices made by our veterans in WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and OIF I & II. But somehow, WWII is often mentioned, with a skip over to Vietnam, and Korea appears to be but a footnote.

On this 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, lest we forget, (emphases mine)
  • 6.8 million served on active-duty during the Korean War
  • 1.8 million served during period of hostilities 36,940 died in theater during the war
  • 4,793 died while missing in action
  • 92,100 service members were wounded in theater, some several times
  • 8,176 are still listed as missing in action 7,140 were POWs of whom 4,418 returned
  • 131 Korean War participants received the Medal of Honor
The median age of Korean war vets in 2003 was 69, thus bringing the age now to 76.

In the series, M*A*S*H, the self-righteous surgeons (i.e., Alan Alda) of the 4077th often decried the 'futility' of the war, and the overarching message was that our men in the service were killed and wounded for no reason.

I beg to differ:

Without the sacrifices endured by our fighting men and women in Korea, the whole damned peninsula (and quite possibly beyond that) would have shared the fate of the northern half, and the darkness that currently reigns over North Korea would have relegated a similar fate to untold millions more.

The next time the White House feels the compulsion to apologize for American "arrogance," the Apologist in Chief may do well to take a gander at the above photo.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Surpise, Surpise, Surprise!

In a "surprising" event...
Sales of new homes dropped a record 32.7 percent in May to the lowest level in at least four decades as the boost from a popular tax credit faded, adding to worries over a slowing economic recovery.

Single-family home sales tumbled to a 300,000 unit annual rate, the lowest level since the series started in 1963, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.

Of course, "everyone" was surprised. Very much akin to the "surprise" that would no doubt have occurred should one had removed a breathing apparatus from a comatose patient in an oxygen-deprived atmosphere.

When will these mental midgets learn that one cannot parcel out bits of government largesse and expect an economic recovery while at the same time oppressing free market conditions that would otherwise drive and enable that recovery?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday Hero Blogburst 6-16-2010

Tech Sergeant Victor R. Adams
Tech Sergeant Victor R. Adams
20th Special Operations Squadron
U.S. Air Force

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Technical Sergeant Victor R. Adams (AFSN: 13533712), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a UH-1F Helicopter Aerial Gunner of the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Nha Trang Air Base, Vietnam, in action near Duc Co, Republic of Vietnam, on the night of 26 - 27 November 1968. On that date, Sergeant Adams' aircraft was shot down by hostile ground fire and crashed in dense jungle. Disregarding his own injuries and the imminence of hostile activity, he assisted the co-pilot from the burning helicopter and returned to rescue the trapped personnel. He succeeded in pulling another man from the wreckage, before the severity of the fire and subsequent explosions forced him to abandon further rescue efforts. Through his superb airmanship, aggressiveness, and extraordinary heroism, in the face of hostile forces, Sergeant Adams reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Tarryl Clark: An Exercise in Lying...

In an interview on WCCO-TV, Tarryl Clark said that she '..cut (her) own compensation.'

An out-and-out lie.

As I've had on the sidebar of this blog for a number of years now, and I quote Ms. Clark,

"There has never been anyone who hadn't been re-elected because they raised their (own) pay. The voters won't remember."-MN DFL Senator Tarryl Clark, SD 15

Word to "Taxin' Tarryl" --I'm a CD-6 voter, and I remember.

Sources have it that Taxin' Tarryl Clark will soon be auditioning for a "Joe Isuzu" commercial.

Gary Gross has more.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

They needs to turn in their man-cards--NOW.

There was a 'human rights' complaint against "Ladies Night" in five Minneapolis bars:

Free drink specials that women receive at some Twin Cities bars during ladies’ nights may be a violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, according to the state’s Department of Human Rights.

The department is currently investigating the drink specials at five Twin Cities’ bars and restaurants in response to complaints of gender discrimination, department spokesman Jeff Holman said.

Ladies’ nights generally consist of one or two hours of free or reduced-price drinks for women while men pay full price.

Gender-based pricing violates the Human Rights Act,” department Commissioner James Kirkpatrick said in a statement.

The department would not comment on the establishments involved, as the investigation is ongoing.

Holman said if an establishment is found to have violated the Human Rights Act, it may be forced to pay damages to complainants or end the ladies’ night specials ruled discriminatory.

I really want the 'complainants' names to be made public, so they could be publicly and mercilessly ridiculed, be forced to wear panties, and ostracized from every institution that real men hold dear.

What have we come to, that we must now have such a sanitized, politically correct existence that some smarmy, pencil-necked geek (or geeks) have to complain about a long-standing institution as "Ladies Night," reaching the tentacles of political correctness into every aspect of our lives, including our social lives?

As far as I'm concerned, vive le difference! and let it go at that.

Friday, June 11, 2010

So...What does a guy have to do to find a good steak around here?

Just wondering...

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Couldn't've happened to a nicer person...

Self-righteous, senile, Helen Thomas finally resigns err...gets the boot.