Friday, July 29, 2011

It’s All Their Fault We Can’t Just Get Along. No, Really. It Is.

From a purely logical standpoint, I don’t care if you’re religious or not. We all have our different beliefs based on what we’re willing to see or willing to excuse.

While we can make our cases for or against the existence of God and for or against the existence of specific gods, there really is no proof one way or the other.

Atheists, for example, have no proof that God doesn’t exist. I would even speculate that, considering the complexities of the universe, the Earth and the human body, it probably requires more faith not to believe in some sort of cosmic being than to believe in one.

Intellectually speaking, I have never understood the theory that God doesn’t exist. But just because I’m more than likely right and they’re more than likely wrong doesn’t mean that I go publicly mocking a whole entire group of people’s beliefs on a public platform.

Ok. Ok. Yes, I mock liberals up and down. But both logic and history prove that they’re insanely and detrimentally incorrect in their beliefs and their policies. So that’s different… especially when they’re actively destroying lives and nations every day.

Atheists have no such excuse, considering that most of the people too many of them are set on silencing are not actually harming anybody with their beliefs. Since they seem to most prominently pick on Christians, let’s explore what the religion entails…

When practiced correctly, Christianity is all about putting God first. In practice, that means obeying His laws in word and deed, which – more often than not – actually ends up in healthier relationship, healthier lifestyles and healthier attitudes.

What’s wrong with any of that?

Admittedly, there are people who misuse the label, but that is on their heads. So why do God-deniers – to borrow famed atheist Richard Dawkins’ nonintellectual argumentative style – such as American Atheists President David Silverman have to be so antagonistic?

Viciously Offensive and Ideologically Close-Minded

Right now, there’s a big to-do about placing a remnant of the World Trade Center at the almost completed memorial. Because the remaining beams are in the shape of a cross, people are protesting based on arguments that the lone symbol is offensive to other faiths represented in the tragedy and, of course, the old separation of church and state shtick.

Logically speaking, I can understand those arguments. I might not agree with them and, in the latter case, I might be able to debunk them altogether. But I understand them all the same.

What I don’t understand is Silverman saying something as offensive as: “The WTC cross has become a Christian icon. It has been blessed by so-called holy men and presented as a reminder that their god, who couldn’t be bothered to stop the Muslim terrorists or prevent 3,000 people from being killed in his name, cared only enough to bestow upon us some rubble that resembles a cross. It’s a truly ridiculous assertion.”

Or is it?

Last year, while reading “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” – a book I’ve mentioned several times before – I found myself asking how in the world God could actually be loving considering the horrible things the book records.

After struggling with the issue for some time, I sensed an answer: “Yes, but how much more horrible would those abuses have been if nobody cared about the victims?”

In other words, a loving God gives us free will to choose Him or not choose Him, instead of performing like mindless robots. Because the loving God wants to be loved too.

Unfortunately, that means we can choose not only to disregard Him but also to disregard each other as well. But when that happens, a loving God holds our hand and cries with us and assures us that, if we just keep trusting in Him, everything will turn out right in the end.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Global Warming Argument Is Looking Quite Chilly Right Now

It’s a cold, cold day for the global warming crowd, even if they do try to hide behind the supposedly less damning label of “climate change” (a.k.a. seasonal and yearly patterns).

Two reports of scientific malpractice and painfully embarrassing inaccuracy have just surfaced, cooling the popular liberal theory down by several degrees at least…

While the planet doesn’t seem to be in any danger of burning up anytime soon, Charles Monnett is in hot water all the same. The federal wildlife biologist, famed for his 2004 observation of drowning polar bears that helped push global warming from an elitist issue into one for the hapless masses, is now on leave.

The reason: He’s being investigated for potentially running afoul of “integrity issues.” And already, the Associated Press is wondering whether the real issue is that 2004 report.

Individual humans are, of course, fallible and prone to mistakes, so the downfall of one global warmer – even a very prominent one – doesn’t exactly debunk the whole theory. However, the past scandals at the University of East Anglia Institute – click here – and the United Nations climate science extension – click here – and now this latest development pretty much do.

NASA satellite data from 2000 through the present shows a lot more heat escaping the Earth’s atmosphere than the global warming group would have us believe. The same study responsible for revealing that purposely submerged iceberg of information also informs us that the United Nations’ heating predictions are really, really wrong as well.

Who’da thunk, right? Because they’re usually such a brilliant, forward thinking organization.

The global warming scam – with all of its political power plays and excuses to tax and spend – is slowly but surely losing steam around the world. So I expect this latest data to be one more nail in a particularly icy coffin for the dying hype.

Anybody want to celebrate with some hot chocolate?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Why Seeking “Out New Life and New Civilizations” Star-Trek Style Is a Waste of Time, Money and Effort

Browsing the news last night, I stumbled upon an article featuring the latest educated opinion on alien life, which got me thinking…

Writing about extraterrestrials and supernatural beings such as faeries and trolls can make for great literature and movies. But that’s really about all they’re good for.

To properly illustrate the infinitesimally small chances we have of not being “alone” in the universe, consider the claimed facts and probabilities of two dominant worldviews: Christianity and evolution-based atheism.

Against the Christian interpretation of reality, alien life instantly becomes problematic. Without conjecture and factual manipulation, the existence of extraterrestrial beings throws a serious wrench into the story of creation and even redemption itself.

Did God make other life forms and simply neglect to mention that important detail in the Bible? Did He die for Earth’s sins and then again on every other planet hosting sentient life? If so, that seems to conflict with certain key verses of the Bible, such as 1 Peter 3:18, which references Christ dying once for all.

The almighty God Christianity upholds can do anything, of course, including make sense out of populating more than one world in the grand scheme of things. But considering the messages of the Bible, it seems logical all the same to conclude that He did not.

It seems even more logical to assume that aliens don’t exist under the evolutionary model though, which teaches that everything happened by chance and yet turned out orderly.

The fact that our planet is just far enough away from the sun to keep us from burning and just far enough away to keep us from freezing to death… The still unsolved mysteries of our brains, our DNA, our physical abilities that allow us to exist… The perfect symbiotic relationship between the plant and animal kingdoms, which allows us to literally and figuratively feed off of each other to propagate our different kinds… Without these highly complex and perfectly matched systems, life would not be able to exist.

For a purely mathematical consideration, take English astronomer and former atheist Fred Hoyle, who calculated that the chances of a single set of enzymes spontaneously forming the most basic form of life is 10 to the 40,000 power. That’s a really slim chance that makes evolution all but impossible on our planet, much less any others out there.

Either way, the chances of alien life existing out there are far too infinitesimal to waste billions of dollars and thousands of brilliant minds on the issue year after year after year.

Admittedly, this is a very short and simplistic look into the matter, but from everything I’ve read and everything I know, it’s an accurate one all the same.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Obama Becoming a Bore

I’m sure I speak for many Americans when I say I’m getting really bored of Obama’s debt talks.

That’s not to say they’re not important, because they clearly are. (The debt talks, that is, not Obama)

This country is in a major financial pickle after decades of corruption, stupidity and shortsighted policies. From the federal level on downward, our government has spent money it had no right to spend on projects that the private sector could have handled much better or, even worse, that didn’t need to be bothered with at all.

Obviously, we need to do something about such policies and practices if we want to retain a country worth living in. What we don’t need, however, is Obama’s self-serving stubborn refusal to do anything but act like he’s some sort of god among us.

Even liberals are starting to recognize how he’s no messiah, which says something profound since, up until this point, they’ve remained as malleable as drug-induced sorority girls while frat boy Obama uses them and the rest of the country shamelessly.

But maybe not so much anymore, if blue-blood, blue-vote, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is now mentioning how “it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.” And the LA Times further notes a new ABC News/Washington Post poll that shows “strong indications that Obama’s liberal base is starting to crumble.”

Apparently, 82% of Americans take a negative view of the job market and 90% understand the economy is performing worse than it should be. And while Bush still gets a lot of blame for the mess, only 15% of respondents say they’re getting ahead today, while 30% said they were in 2006 under the much-maligned former president.

Even if Bush started it, Obama is failing miserably to end it.

And after having to deal with him and his ridiculously erroneous rhetoric since the 2008 electoral campaign, it’s no wonder why fewer and fewer people are willing to support him.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Norway’s Bomber a Conservative Nutcase

So it’s finally happened.

With a group as large and diverse as ours, it was bound to eventually and now it has. Tragically, destructively and pointlessly.

For several U.S. presidential administrations now but especially Obama’s, conservatives have been accused of being ideologically insane and physically dangerous. So, without knowing the facts, the liberal press and political crowd instantly blamed us of:

  • Crashing a plane into a Texas IRS building on February 18, 2010
  • Planting a bomb in New York City’s Times Square on May 1, 2010
  • Shooting Representative Gabrielle Giffords and killing several others in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011
Despite these mean-spirited and uninformed charges, it came out every time that, besides being severely mentally disturbed, all three perpetrators were anything but conservative.

And lest we exclude a few other prominent left-wing nutcases, it only seems fair to mention James Jay Lee, last September’s Discovery Channel hostage taker who described human children as “parasites” and regularly raged against the man-made horrors of global warming. There’s even evidence today pointing to connections between Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Islamic radicals.

This time, however, is different.

Even though Anders Behring Breivik is a Norwegian – not an American – who terrorized his countrymen with bombs and guns thousands of miles away from the U.S., he still did it in the name of the truth and freedom that conservatives here in the States adhere to.

In a deranged effort to raise awareness of radical Islamic aggression, he hypocritically set off a bomb in his capitol and shot up a youth camp, ultimately leaving 93 dead.

His actions were deplorable and obviously do not fit with conservative philosophy or history, despite what liberals here and abroad will doubtlessly claim.

Regardless, our hearts go out to the friends and family who are left behind after these senseless acts. We grieve with them and with their country.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Colonel West Tells Debbie Wasserman-Schultz How It Is

I briefly mentioned Representative Allen West (FL- R) in yesterday’s blog, but considering the kind of man that he is, I think he deserves a much more detailed focus.

Over the past few decades, Republicans have been expected to shut up and take it whenever their personal, professional or political lives are maligned. That makes life easy for liberals, who enjoy spouting baseless accusations in the nastiest terms possible.

Unfortunately for them, retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West never got the memo. And Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz never got the memo that he never got the memo.

If she were a white conservative going after a black liberal, she’d be labeled a racist in a heartbeat. Since she’s a white liberal going after a black conservative, however, he’s labeled a sexist.

Funny how it’s never their fault, huh?

Baseless Accusations and the Usual Liberal Demagoguery

DWS started bad mouthing West back in 2010 with these accusations: “He thinks it’s ok to objectify and denigrate women. He thinks it’s ok to take away our reproductive freedom. He thinks it’s ok to associate with people who refer to women as ‘oral relief stations.’”

Of course, objecting to the slaughter of innocent life is hardly the same thing as sexism. And I have no idea where she came up with the ‘oral relief stations’ comment, as even the liberal database Wikipedia doesn’t mention any such thing.

But undeterred by the truth, she took to attacking West directly again, this time on the House floor, saying that he wanted to hurt his elderly Floridian constituents in favor of big oil, big business and the supposedly undeserving wealthy. Worse yet, she did so after her “colleague across the aisle” left the room.

Lovely. As usual.

Allen West Pegs Wasserman-Schultz Perfectly

So West took it right back to her. According to The Lonely Conservative, this is what he had to say:

From: Z112 West, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from   
Wasserman-Schultz

Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!

I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior…… which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.

You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!

Steadfast and Loyal

Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)

And unlike far too many other conservatives who spoke the truth and then allowed themselves to be shamed into recanting, West isn’t backing down on his accurate depiction of Ms. Wasserman-Schultz.

That’s what we love about him.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security Try to Curry Favor with the Black Panthers, Middle Eastern Terrorists and the PC Club

Watch the new video for the Department of Homeland Security’s $10 million “See Something, Say Something” campaign, and you’re bound to get one of two messages…

If you’re really, really stupid and/or haven’t paid any attention to the events of the past 20 years or so – or even the events of the last 10 – you’ll conclude that white people are more prone to terrorist activity than any other ethnic group.

If you’re smart and/or have paid attention to anything other than yourself, you might recall that the attacks against the U.S. on 9/11/01 and the following train bombings in Spain, subway bombings in London, hotel bombings in India, church bombings in Egypt and attempted bombings in NYC, Chicago and the larger Baltimore area – as well as a few flights here and there – were all committed by Middle Eastern, Islamist extremists.

Look it up.

That unfortunate truth is almost entirely absent from Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano’s latest piece of… propaganda, which features white men skulking around parking garages, warehouses and government buildings wearing hoodies. One of the perhaps dozen thugs might be black and one might possibly be Middle Eastern; it’s rather difficult to tell.

For 10 minutes, the video details how to report suspicious activity to the proper authorities. So, like good citizens, two black men, one black woman, one Middle Eastern man and one Asian man all do just that, as a condescending voiceover warns any probably racist whites watching not to judge people by their appearance.

But let’s face it: That’s exactly what they’re trying to do. Call it racism or reverse racism, but the video clearly – and largely baselessly – makes white males out to be the bad guys.

Of course, white men or white people in general can be bad guys in "regular" situations. I know of plenty who lie, cheat, steal, rape, murder and generally act like narcissistic jerks.

And yes, there definitely have been a few cases of white terrorists, as the video kindly reminds us. But the vast majority of terrorists today aren't white. They’re Middle Eastern.

Napolitano’s disgracefully inaccurate efforts are probably simply meant to further the idea that the Tea Party – or the Republican “cult fringe,” as Democrat Senator Tom Harkin likes to call us – is filled with vile, violent people.

So, in that case, it seems fitting to apply Tea Party-favorite Rep. Allen West’s words to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Napolitano as well:

“You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!”

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Liberal World of Bleeding Heart Fools

If a great white shark landed on your boat, would you:

   A: Panic and start screaming like a completely unhelpful idiot?
   B: Move as far away from the dangerous creature as possible?
   C: Start pouring water over its gills so that it doesn’t die?

If you’re a sane human being, you’d choose B. If you’re me, you’d probably choose A and then, if the shark hasn’t already taken a decent chunk out of your leg, B.

(When I just saw a smallish shark glide past me at the Outer Banks, NC last month, I thrashed around like I’d already been bitten… Not the smartest move, to say the least.)

But if you’re field specialist Dorien Schroder, you’d choose C, which I believe officially means I’m not the stupidest creature in this story. That’s a toss up between Schroder and the shark.

In the human’s favor, half an hour after Schroder and a response team rescued the giant, man-eating fishy, it went and beached itself. So it had to be rescued. Again.

But that puts another contender in the race for the response team that risked life and limb twice over. So Schroder probably falls to third.

Liberals Don’t Understand Balance Anymore Than They Do Reality

Possibly in fourth comes the people who think they’re saving the world by eliminating “dangerous” playground elements.

Don’t see the connection? It’s right there though in the complete disregard for reality.

Living life properly is all about finding healthy balances…

Enjoy your food but don’t enjoy it too often. Think about others but don’t let them trample on you. Reach for the stars but first understand that there’s probably going to be a lot of hard work and sacrifice involved in stretching that far.

You can also add to that list: Take care of your fellow beings but not if it’s a big, fat shark that’s just landed on your boat, and be careful not to put yourself in danger but don’t let danger stop you from living life to its fullest.

Hence, the playground reference...

Coddling Isn’t Any Better Than Full Exposure

Researchers are now producing data that suggests children actually suffer from being coddled in our overly PC world. So all of those safety-first playgrounds that don’t include tall slides or jungle gyms – When was the last one you saw one of those? – may actually do more damage than they prevent.

“Children need to encounter risks and overcome fears on the playground,” says psychology Professor Ellen Sandseter of Queen Maud University in Norway.

Maybe they also need to understand that life isn’t all about thrills and excitement but that sometimes unpleasant things happen as well. Otherwise, they might do really stupid things as adults… like try to save a panicked great white shark that’s thrashing around on their boat.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TSA Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine and Gets Groped Back

Apparently they can dish it out but they really can’t take it.

The TSA is well known at this point for performing indecent acts on innocent and unsuspicious travelers. Neither infants, nor small children, nor 94-year-old grandmothers in wheelchairs are safe from their invasive presence at airport security stations.

Actually, the only people who do seem to be able to get through unmolested are the very people they’re supposed to be watching out for.

Besides the fact that they’re blatantly useless to anybody but the terrorists – who I’m sure are laughing it up in their holes knowing just how much they succeeded in destroying what makes the U.S. so great – it’s just plain rude to go for second base without permission, much less before the third date.

The least the TSA could do is buy us a meal first.

Since they have so far refused to do so, I can’t say I blame Colorado’s Yukari Mihamae for getting a little ticked off with the TSA earlier this month.

The 61-year-old told the New York Post that she flies frequently and therefore comes into frequent unpleasant contact with the federally sanctioned molesters.

Apparently, it was one too many times because she went and grabbed a TSA agent’s breasts, squeezing and twisting them.

She’s now charged with felony sexual abuse.

Seriously?

Obviously the TSA doesn’t get the meaning of the word “Irony”… or the Golden Rule.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Republicans vs. President Obama and the Debt Ceiling Continues

Late last week, President Obama gave the Republicans a 35-hour deadline to present a plan to keep the nation from defaulting.

That deadline has now officially come and gone… without the Republicans caving to Obama’s ridiculous demands to raise the debt ceiling – and taxes along with it – to compensate for the unjustified spending spree the government has been on and doesn’t want to turn away from.

Considering the very strong statements House Speaker John Boehner has been making the last few weeks, I’m not completely surprised that he held strong on his position, though this could still be seen as a miracle all the same.

But what is far less shocking is the Obama administration-whipped Moody’s response to the news that Republican lawmakers actually do have spines.

According to the credit agency, we can solve our problems very simply by just getting rid of the debt ceiling altogether. After all, Moody’s argues, we’re one of the few countries that even bothers with one.

That would be a brilliant idea if pigs flew on wings and tomorrow didn’t matter. But since they don’t and it does, it seems high time we just face the facts and admit that our government is filled with more shopaholics than a mall filled with teenaged girls with their daddy’s credit cards.

It’s high time they grew up and admitted there are limits for a reason.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nancy Pelosi “Almost Too Busy” with Her Botox Treatments to Do Her Job

Nancy Pelosi is a piece of work.

Literally.

She has to be in order to look the way she does when she’s in her seventies.

Not that I’m saying she looks good… because she doesn’t. She just looks like she’s a seventy-plus-year-old woman trying desperately not to look like a seventy-plus-year-old woman through expensive – and self-centered – botox procedures.

But I didn’t bring her up just to mock her looks, even if she does make it way too easy to do just that. I brought her up because of the latest idiotic statement she made.

Remember, this is the woman who says really stupid stuff like “We have to pass the [healthcare] bill in order to find out what is in it” and “The fact is that elections shouldn’t matter as much as they do.”

Not surprisingly, the superficial creature proved once again that she isn’t fit for public office – or public anything, really – by declaring that she is “almost to busy to continue listening to some of the things that are going on in that room.”

“That room” just happens to be where prominent Republicans and President Obama’s closest minions are discussing the debt limit, taxes, government spending and the future of America as a nation.

Ummm… Isn’t that her job? Working out issues like these?

I do understand that maintaining her farcical “forever young” California look probably takes a lot of time, money and makeup, but she really needs to start acting as if there’s more to life than merely costly cosmetic procedures and taxpayer paid jaunts on military aircraft… like, I don’t know, her job?

Novel idea, I know.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

“Dealing with” Obama and the White House “Has Been Like Dealing with Jell-o”

For all the criticism I can throw at Republicans for the many idiotic, harmful and selfish things they have done to their party, their constituents and their country over the years, I have to say that I don’t envy them at all.

I’m sure that trying to teach over-privileged, underdeveloped bratty children that two plus two actually does equal four all day long is anything but kicks and giggles. And I have no doubt that the usually mild-mannered Speaker of the House, John Boehner, was still being far too polite when he complained on Wednesday that:

“Dealing with them [Obama and his cronies] the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-o. Some days it’s firmer than others. Sometimes it’s like they’ve left it out over night… The only thing they’ve been firm on is these damn tax increases.”

But here’s a helping hand for Speaker Boehner and the rest of the Republicans upholding our right to hold onto what we work for…

Maybe instead of talking about complex subject matters – such as Economics 101, how to successfully run a business or reduce unemployment – we should frame the debate in terms even a self-serving socialist like Barack Obama can understand…

If he raises taxes, there will be far less people out there to buy his $35,800-per-couple tickets to his birthday bash fundraiser next month.

Maybe that will get through to him.

Then again, maybe not.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Hypocrisy of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt

You have to give General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt this: He’s got nerve. No integrity whatsoever. But certainly a lot of nerve.

How else can he accept some sweet deal from the Obama administration ensuring that the very profitable GE didn’t have to pay a dime in federal taxes last year, and then lecture the real private sector about its responsibility to solve Obama’s unemployment problem?

The Chairman of Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness – apparently, when Immelt sells out, he doesn’t do it by halves – acknowledged that there might be a few tweaks the government could make in order to help employers out. But:

“The people who are part of the business sector… have got to stop complaining about government and get some action underway. There’s no excuse today for lack of leadership. The truth is we all need to be part of the solution.”

To borrow from the Brits delightful array of negative terminology… What a stuck up prig! And an over-privileged one at that.

High on Daddy Obama’s perks, he’s all too willing to ignore the very relevant reasons employers do have for their hiring freezes and even their layoffs:

  1. The 35% corporate tax that drains profitability away from them so that Obama can give backroom deals to his cronies and buy guns for Mexican drug cartels who turn around and use them on us
  2. The red tape and regulations and ridiculousness that surround the business world, thanks to all the laws our Congress doesn’t even bother to read before signing
  3. The lousy economy, where consumers are still holding onto tightened wallets as they watch their finances dwindle away with the value of their homes and the inflation that Obama assures us doesn’t exist except on food and gas prices
But even if none of those issues existed, businesses still wouldn’t have any responsibility to “stop complaining about government and get some action underway.” Despite Obama’s best efforts, the U.S. is not a socialist society yet, so it’s still largely every man for himself, at least in the business world… not every man for the regime.

That might sound selfish and in some cases, it plays out that way. But more often than not, it forces people to think and act more responsibly; since they know they have to take the fall if they fail, they usually end up trying harder, thinking smarter and producing better and more ingenious results because of it.

And in this political climate and this economy, thinking smarter means playing it safe… not spending money they don’t have for things they don’t need like the government does.

Clearly, in Immelt’s position bending over for Obama, he can’t – or won’t – see that.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Behind the Scenes at the Deficit Reduction Meetings

Oh to be a fly on the wall at the deficit reduction talks…

According to Jake Tapper and his Political Punch (which is usually spiked with some kind of hallucinogen), here are a few snippets from yesterday's meeting… and my commentary, of course:

House Speaker John Boehner: “It’s clear to all of us how big this spending problem is. Congress keeps voting for programs we can’t pay for. But look, entitlement cuts aren’t easy for us to vote for either. Our guys aren’t cheerleading about cutting entitlements.”

President Obama: “Your guys already voted for them” (i.e. the Paul Ryan budget).

Boehner: “Excuse us for trying to lead.”

Oh snap! I usually don’t go for older men (other than Gerard Butler, of course), but I really could kiss Boehner for that comment.

Besides, President Obama blatantly missed the point while purposely ignoring another one: the fact that Democrats should have settled this issue well before Republicans gained control of the House.

And Boehner wasn’t saying that Republicans wouldn’t vote for entitlement cuts, an unfortunate necessity since those programs make up a lot of the federal deficit and never should have been implemented in the first place. He was saying that his party was willing to make a difficult choice for the good of the American people, even if it was unpopular.

Duh!

Speaking of such unbelievable denseness, Vice President Joe Biden, in one of his typical fits of immaturity, exclaimed, “C’mon, man. Let’s get real!” when Republicans maintained that taxes kill jobs and therefore were not on the negotiating table. The embarrassment of the White House went on to declare that real economists disagree.

As usual, Biden doesn’t even come close to getting it right. And the same goes for whatever silly Democrat asserted that, “Ronald Reagan would have accepted this plan.”

I don’t know the Ronald Reagan he’s speaking of, but the one I know of – the former U.S. President and economic hero – would have looked at the plan and the situation, acknowledged that he had absolutely no need to acquiesce to the Democrats’ kamikaze government style...

And told them what they could do with it.

Stay strong, Republicans!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Who Died and Made Obama God?

In something reminiscent of Fidel Castro’s Cuba, President Obama has told congressional leaders that, as Politico puts it, “They will gather daily until a deal is reached.”

So much for compromise or reaching across the aisle.

Like a spoiled little brat, Obama wants what Obama wants, even if it flies in the face of logic, the Constitution, and his own ever self-serving words made just back in December when he approved the Bush tax cuts for another two years after the humiliating drubbing he took in the 2012 mid-term elections.

Back then, he said the deal helped “entrepreneurs who have been waiting to invest in their businesses” to “expand, buy new equipment or make upgrades – freeing up other money to hire new workers.” And back in 2009, he had this to say on raising taxes during tough times: “Normally, you don’t raise taxes in a recession, which is why we haven’t and why we’ve instead cut taxes… You don’t raise taxes in a recession.”

So why is he now changing his song and dance to the tune of $1 trillion in tax increases?

Well, duh! The economy is doing just fine now. Everybody can see that.

… Except for the recent grads who are still living with mom and dad because they can’t find work, the small businesses struggling to stay afloat since consumers continue to limit their expenditures, the black middle class seemingly slipping away into poverty, and all of the tough luck cases counted and not counted in the government’s 9.2% unemployment figure.

But other than all of them, America is doing peachy! Thanks for asking.

The truth is, however, even if the U.S. economy was actually growing and the government actually needed more tax revenue for something other than destroying this nation’s sense of self through socialism… Even then, Obama would not and should not have the authority to detain Congress in this manner.

This is, after all, a republic, not a dictatorship. And it’s high time Obama figured that out.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Marco Rubio: America Needs More of This Man

What can I say about Florida Senator Marco Rubio?

If he and I were liberals, I could look “at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant[s] and take it as an undeniable sign that he’d make “a very good president.”

I could focus on his ethnicity and how, as a Hispanic American, he would be a historical first for the country. And I could enjoy a “thrill going up my leg” when I hear him speak or get breathless in anticipation that I won’t have to pay for my gas and mortgage anymore if he ever becomes president.

But since we’re both conservatives, I’m not going to focus on any of that anymore than how he’s young and relatively good looking and charismatic. People in my school of thought usually value substance over flash.

And Marco Rubio most definitely has substance. He’s proven that more than once now in his speeches and his matching votes. But he may very well have gone above and beyond in the Senate yesterday with the facts and logic America needs so desperately right now even though President Obama and his followers refuse to acknowledge them.

Here is just an excerpt from his exemplary speech

Bravo Rubio!

“Let’s not be doctrinaire; let’s not be blindly ideological. Let’s look at this from a common sense perspective, this idea that all these millionaires and billionaires, if they just paid more taxes, these problems would be solved. Let’s analyze it. This is all about math.

“And here's the fact: the fact is it doesn't solve the problem. First of all, if you taxed these people at 100 percent… it still doesn't solve the debt. Not only does that not solve the debt problem, but I looked at a host of other… tax increases being proposed by our colleagues in the Democratic Party and the president to solve the debt problem. And you add them all up, you add all of these things up – the jet airplanes, the oil companies, all of the other things they talk about – you put them all together in one big batch, and you know what it does? It basically deals with nine days and 23 hours worth of deficit spending. Nine days and 23 hours of deficit spending. That's how much it solves. So all this talk about going after people that make all this money, it buys you nine days and 23 hours…”

Rubio Spells Out What Actually Does Work

“So, here's what works… Let's stop talking about new taxes and start talking about creating new taxpayers, which basically means jobs. Now, here in Washington, this debt is the number one issue on everyone's mind, and rightfully so. It is a major issue. But everywhere else in the real world, the number one issue on people's minds are jobs. And I'll tell you every other problem facing America – a mortgage crisis, home foreclosure crisis, this debt problem – all of these issues get easier to deal with if people are gainfully employed across America.

“And the impact that unemployment's having across this country is devastating. We hear about unemployment in facts and figures. They give us numbers, Sen. Ayotte, 'Oh, X percent people are unemployed.' Well, there's stories behind every one of those people. You know who a lot of these people are that are unemployed in America? They are people that have done everything they've been asked to do, and they've done it right. Maybe they served their country overseas, maybe they went to college and got a degree and now came back home. Maybe they worked for 10 or 20 years and did a really good job at work, and now, you know what, they can't find a job. Or maybe they were lucky enough to find a job after losing their original job, but it pays them half as much, and they work twice as long.

“That is the real face of unemployment in America, of people that are hurting. And our job here is to do everything we can to make it easier for them to find a job, not harder. And I think that's what we have to do when it comes to a balanced approach and when we talk about revenue.

“We don't need new taxes. We need new taxpayers, people that are gainfully employed, making money and paying into the tax system. And then we need a government that has the discipline to take that additional revenue and use it to pay down the debt and never grow it again. And that's what we should be focused on, and that's what we're not focused on.”

Now that’s the kind of voice we need in Washington.

With all due respect – which isn’t much – to David Brooks, Chris Matthews, and all of the Americans who voted for Barack Obama based on ethnicity or egotistical and inane expectations of what he could do for them personally, we need brains like Marco Rubio’s involved in our legislative process… not perfectly creased pants.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Is President Obama Siding with Child Rapists and Murderers against the American People?

President Obama picks and chooses the oddest issues to champion.

For instance, he completely ignores the Iranian government’s blatant brutalization of its own citizens in the streets, but he declares war on Libya for much murkier charges.

He also doesn’t blink when U.S. citizens who go through airport security are subjected to arbitrary, invasive searches that do less than nothing in combating the disturbingly adaptive techniques of Islamic extremists… But he does care that Texas Governor Rick Perry won’t stop today’s execution of Humberto Leal, a Mexican national who raped and murdered a 16-year-old American girl back in 1994.

Though born in Mexico, Leal lived in the U.S. after he turned two, and nobody notable doubts he committed the crimes; the evidence is apparently overwhelming.

What Obama and others – including George W. Bush, diplomats, top judges, senior military officers and the UN – object to is how the convict didn’t get his proper diplomatic representation during his arrest and subsequent questioning.

I’m sure, politically speaking, it’s a difficult subject to deal with and could cause problems further down the road. At the same time, Mexico doesn’t respect our laws anyway, regardless of whether we bend over backwards for it or not, so why bother?

For that matter, neither does North Korea, Iran and a number of other countries who we might experience similar issues with. How many of our citizens have been thrown into prison in places like that on bogus charges and left to rot for years, if not for good?

And as for the UN, it really has no place to talk about any such thing, considering how it lets disgusting human rights violators like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and countries that encourage human trafficking speak before it all the time… and even join up as members.

However, what I really take issue with is how quickly Obama seems ready to stick up for anything anti-American – from encouraging the America-Is-Evil crowd during his pre-presidential apology tour of Europe to adopting socialism over capitalism every chance he can – but can’t be bothered when it comes to protecting his own.

Liberals may argue that in demanding rights for foreign nationals, he is in fact protecting Americans who travel abroad. But when he bows to foreign leaders as President of the United States and palled around before he took office with the likes of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who preaches that America got what it deserved on 9/11…

Well, it’s kinda hard to swallow that explanation whole.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

U.S. Woman Subjects Herself to Rape to Overcome Haitian Refugee’s Actual Attack

A woman suffering post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of seeing a Haitian woman who had been raped and mutilated after the country’s 2010 earthquake unexpectedly catch sight of her rapists decided it would be a good idea to treat her psychological issues by subjecting herself to consensual rape.

If that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, join the club. And don’t think that sorting the run-on sentence into more palatable bites will do any good: Even the full story with all its newspaper-friendly details can’t save it from being inane and insulting…

Civil rights reporter Mac McClelland was working in Haiti last September when she came across Sybille, a rape victim attacked in the chaotic aftermath of the earthquake.

While McClelland helped Sybille to the hospital, they saw the woman’s attackers, which understandably sent her into a fit of full-fledged panic, an episode that had such an allegedly profound effect on McClelland, as well, that she developed full-fledged PTSD.

As fellow reporter Susan Donaldson James put it: “Something snapped in McClelland, too. She became progressively enveloped in the classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress – avoidance of feelings, flashbacks and recurrent thoughts that triggered crying spells. There were smells that made her gag” and she couldn’t enjoy sex, even with “an attractive French peacekeeper.”

In talking to her therapist after returning to California – go figure – she told her therapist, “All I want is to have incredibly violent sex,” to which her therapist “didn’t [even] blink” before condoning the act just as long as it was with someone she could trust.

And since she had such a person in mind, McClelland went for it.

I could go into some of the more gory details, but I won’t. They’re too fantastical – in an S&M porno kind-of way – to reprint even in a snarky blog like mine. I, unlike McClelland, understand the meaning of the words “dignity” and “professionalism.”

Her whole account is disrespectful to women, especially those who have actually been raped; disrespectful to men, who are too often automatically portrayed as mindless, soulless perverts; and disrespectful to the entire nation of Haiti, which underwent a tragedy that has now been “westernized” in the most vile and sophomoric way possible.

It’s also a pathetic commentary on the state of our press, when the egotistical and entirely isolated actions of an apparent masochist make the news as if they might be making some kind of positive difference or inspiring statement.

Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if the silly twit made the whole story up for her fifteen minutes of fame.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Latest in Global Warming Head Scratchers

Nobody ever accused liberals of being consistent. Or logical, for that matter.

And the case for global warming or climate change – or whatever cool, hip, new name they decide to give this supposedly negative, supposedly existent phenomenon – is no exception to the rule.

(Incidentally, man-made global warming is a sexist term and I take issue with it. As if women aren’t devious enough to destroy the world? I resent it!)

Liberals have been yelping for years about the planet’s rising temperature and how we’re all going to die in 2012 after the Mayan calendar runs out and an asteroid crashes into Earth on Independence Day while crazed chimps run around infecting people with clinically developed Rage.

Oh wait. I seem to be mixing up my Hollywood fiction. Let’s try that again...

They’ve been standing on soap boxes in town centers, newspaper outlets, government forums and so-called institutions of higher education for a few decades now, prophesying the end of the world unless we save it from the ravages of humankind and the dreaded villain, Industry.

But in so doing, they’re tripping over themselves with one inane line of anti-logic after another.

The latest ones come from researchers at Boston University, Harvard and Finland’s University of Turku. It appears that these brain trusts are now admitting that the world has not, in fact, warmed up from 1998 to 2008… even though they also claim that since 1998, we’ve had nine of the top 10 hottest years on record.

Ummm… Huh?

They also say that Asian pollution is temporarily keeping global warming at bay and that “The post 1970 period of warming, which constitutes a significant portion of the increase in global surface temperature since the mid 20th century, is driven by efforts to reduce air pollution.”

So, let me see if I can get this straight…

Air pollution causes global warming but also stems it? And in trying to fight it, we’ve actually made it worse?

Is it just me or does anybody else’s brain hurt?

The whole silly thing reminds me of Romans 1:22, which reads: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” (KJV).

Apparently, they had liberals even back in the Apostle Paul's day. It appears that they are about as original as they are sensible.

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Few Words on America's Birthday

I’ll admit that I’m at a loss for words as I sit down to write this at 4:45 in the afternoon on July 4, 2011.

It is, after all, America’s birthday: a commemoration of everything our founding fathers sacrificed everything for: Their wealth, safety, community standing and even their very lives in some instances.

It’s a day that we celebrate the independence, integrity and passion that allowed a people to go from mere settlers in a foreign land to a global superpower in a matter of a few centuries, a relatively short amount of time considering the progress and deterioration of so many other countries throughout history.

And that is exactly what we need to keep in focus today into tomorrow and the upcoming weeks, months and years…

We are an anomaly, judging by both today’s standards and history’s.

We have religious freedoms that Iran does not, political freedom that Egypt – even after its “revolution” – won’t recognize, and economic freedoms that Spain restricts and curtails and regulates.

Those are not rights and privileges we should take lightly. They are worth preserving with everything we have and everything we are.

Because without them, we’re just one more blip on a historical timeline of has beens and has nots.

Friday, July 1, 2011

President Obama Showcases His Skills at Being a Royal Hypocrite Once Again

On Wednesday, Obama took it to Congress with the insipid demagoguery the American people are now all too used to.

Addressing the issue of raising the debt limit to accommodate more government waste at the expense of hardworking taxpayer across the nation, Obama chided both Republicans and Democrats – but mostly Republicans, of course – for not just sitting down and getting the matter taken care of…

In other words, he wants them to ignore the sorry state of the union and do what he says.

Sounding for all the world like the arrogant and condescending snob that he is, Obama compared Congress to his daughters.

“You know,” he said, his voice dripping with egotistic disdain. “Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time. Malia is 13. Sasha is 10. Why wait until the night before? They’re not pulling all nighters. Congress can do the same thing. If you know you’ve gotta do something, just do it. They’re in one week, they’re out one week and they’re saying, ‘Obama’s gotta step in it.’ You need to be here! I’ve been here. I’ve been doing Afghanistan and bin Laden and the Greek crisis and you stay here. Let’s get it done.”

If the words grate on your nerves, try listening to the audio. No wonder even Time’s Mark Halperin said what he said about Obama and the speech.

He who lives by the insults, dies by the insults.

Oh and, incidentally, among the number of other facts Obama couldn’t – or didn’t want to – keep straight on Wednesday, he also got his oldest daughter’s age wrong. Then, to top it all off, he goes on vacation for the Fourth of July when Congress is “stay[ing] here” to “get it done.”

If we expect decency, wisdom, intelligence, truth and patriotism from our presidents, then this one is without question a failure.