Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley Mulls Taxing Maryland Gasoline

Back in 2010, while other states were electing conservative or at least Republican governors, senators and state representatives, my idiot state of Maryland was holding firm in its unwavering commitment to stupidity.

Maryland went all – or very nearly all – Democrat during the mid-term elections. Again. Despite the vicious arrogance and wretchedly self-serving actions of the Democrat party, my state welcomed them all right back into our lives with hugs, kisses and boxes of chocolate.

Now it looks like we’re going to be paying dearly for our sheer stupidity. Literally, thanks to Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposition to add the state’s 6% sales tax to gasoline, which could make Maryland the fourth most expensive U.S. state to fill up in.

The tax, if passed, would be implemented gradually, adding 2% sales tax each year over a three year period. The result could cost Maryland drivers over $0.20 extra per gallon by the time it’s fully executed.

“Look,” O’Malley said during a local CBS interview, “none of this is easy. And I know none of it’s going to be very popular. But there’s certain things that if we don’t do we end up paying in other ways.”

He went on to say that the tax would add badly needed revenue for infrastructure projects while simultaneously creating jobs.

Obviously, the idea of cutting spending doesn’t compute in his narrow liberal brain, so let’s not even point out a few obvious fact, like how people will drive less if the tax is raised, especially that drastically. Or that they’ll probably cut back on their spending elsewhere too, since driving to the store just became so much more expensive, as did everything that gets shipped exclusively inside the state and therefore relies on Maryland gasoline to get from point A to point B.

And let’s definitely not conclude that all of the lost sales tax revenue on all of those lost sales might add up far higher than whatever the Maryland government manages to wring out of its already cash-strapped citizens at the pump.

After all, it would be a waste of time to mention any of those very clear and probable repercussions. Because this is exactly what Maryland asked for two years ago.

So there’s no point to protesting when it’s exactly what we got.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Global Warming Hasn’t Happened for 15 Years… but It’s Still Totally Happening

The University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit – made internationally famous by its numerous attempted cover ups – has issued new findings that rather seem to contradict everything it’s tried to tell us for the last who knows how many years.

Brace yourself now because, after so much education, indoctrination and flat-out brainwashing, this might come as a bit of a shock…

The Earth hasn’t really warmed for the past 15 years straight. In fact, it might even be headed for a mini ice age with shortened summers and crazier winters.

In other words, so-called climatologists have either been lying to us for the last decade or so or they’re just incredibly stupid with really faulty equipment.

(Guess where my vote is.)

They’re also now telling us that solar output – and subsequently the Earth’s temperature – goes through cycles… which almost sounds vaguely familiar. Like somebody else has been saying that for years now…

Conservatives maybe?

But of course not! Because global warming is real still. The University and its fellow “leading climate scientists” say that these colder temperatures don’t change a thing. Global warming is still happening and we’re still killing the planet. End of story.

I’d say it seems as if they married their conclusion well before they ever set out to test it. But clearly that would make me a silly conservative who thinks for herself and therefore manages to see the blatantly obvious facts when they smack her across the face.

And who wants to be that insightful?

I mean, really.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The U.S. Economy Grows by a Measly 1.7%

1.7%.

As Business Insider states so well, “That’s the final, pathetic growth number for 2011.”

GDP grew a measly 1.7% in 2011 after (supposedly) jumping 3% in 2010. That’s what Obama’s billions and billions in so-called stimulus did. It gave us one (alleged) year of what could be considered decent growth in good times – not so much right after a recession, however – and then 1.7% the following year.

1.7%!

Maybe that’s because, instead of okaying pipelines that would result in thousands of jobs for Americans, President Obama lends out a couple billion to Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras to create jobs there.

Oh, and give hundreds of millions to green energy companies that seem incapable of doing anything but going bankrupt. He does that too. The latest business on the insolvent stimulus recipients list is Ener1, which accepted $118.5 million to help it manufacture batteries for electric cars.

Taxpayers can officially wave “bye-bye” to that money, the same as they did for Solyndra and all of those other ill-conceived – but energy efficient! – ventures President Obama and his deficient Vice President Joe Biden spent so much time (and gas) talking up.

Yet he’s still out there declaring that he needs to win reelection because “the country needs it.”

Yeah, like another hole in the head.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Obama Tries to Pretend He Cares about “Common Sense”

Try asking President Obama about his continuing demands for the rich to pay “their fair share” and he’ll probably say something along the lines of: “Now I hear folks running around calling this class warfare. This is not class warfare, let me tell you something. Asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as a secretary, that’s just common sense. That’s common sense.”

I know this because he spouted off those exact misleading platitudes at yet another one of his fundraising events recently.

What Obama intentionally failed to mention is that Warren Buffett – whom he was referring to when he said “billionaire” – doesn’t actually make a traditional income, which is why he doesn’t pay the same tax rate as his secretary. He makes all of his money off of his investments, which is a completely separate category under the increasingly confusing set of inane intrusions and loopholes known as the U.S. tax code.

Besides taxing income derived from investments made with already taxed income is rather like sentencing somebody more than once for a single crime. It simply isn’t right.

It’s also important to point out that as President, Obama has failed to display more than a handful of situations – if that – where he actually utilized this “common sense” he talks about.

Common sense would focus on cutting government down to a more manageable size, not ramping up spending and insisting that “the rich” pay off the irresponsibly large tab.

Common sense also implies some level of maturity, which our Commander in Chief displays even less, especially when dealing with anybody who doesn’t worship the ground he walks on.

Just yesterday, he had a run-in with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer down in her state, where the Drudge Report writes:

“It was clear from the moment they greeted one another that this would not be a run-of-the-mill encounter between the president and a local official. At one point, she was pointing her finger and him and at another, they were talking at the same time, seemingly over each other. He appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking, and she confirmed that by saying she didn’t finish her sentence.

And he allegedly had a similar encounter with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal back during the BP oil spill, where he took issue with a standard political request for food stamps for those badly affected by the mess.

Clearly, with Obama so focused on getting what he wants at all cost, he is the last person who should be lecturing anybody about common sense.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What the World Can Learn from 40 Beached Pilot Whales on a New Zealand Beach

Yesterday, we got a news story about 40 beached pilot whales on a New Zealand beach, thanks to Yahoo!’s far-reaching and largely pointless efforts.

Apparently the critters came in too close to the shore and got themselves beached. Not once but twice. After volunteers “worked for hours to get them back into the sea.”

Originally, there were apparently close to 100 pilot whales that got themselves into a dry spot, 34 of which died before they could be rescued. “26 were successfully refloated late Monday and had swum offshore,” but the remaining whales worked themselves right back onto the sand.

And as of yesterday afternoon, Department of Conservation spokesman Nigel Mountford believed there was little hope left of saving the twice-foolish mammals.

The article concluded that “Mass strandings are common on the New Zealand coast and more than 50 pilot whales have died in two separate beachings in the same area in the past two months… Scientists are unsure why pilot whales beach themselves, although they speculate it may occur when their sonar becomes scrambled in shallow water or when a sick member of the pod heads for shore and others follow.”

So why focus on a bunch of animals on a political blog? I’m glad you asked…

This story highlights a couple of things that liberals would consider to be inconvenient facts and conservatives would be more likely to call “common sense:”

          Number 1: Mankind is not the source of every hurt in the world. Sometimes animals hurt or kill each other, or hurt or kill themselves all on their own. In fact, watch the Discovery channel if you want some really disturbing footage of exactly how animals treat each other on a regular basis. There’s a reason – lots of them, actually – why humans are generally considered superior. Except for politicians, of course.

          Number 2: Mankind cannot prevent every hurt in the world, much less save it entirely. Those very nice volunteers wasted hours and hours trying to maneuver a bunch of bulky, powerful, panicked whales off of the sand and into the water, only to have to try to do it all over again with practically two-thirds of the original group, most of which probably died. And for what? To save a planet that seems intent on keeping up its natural cycle of life and death regardless of how much any of us interfere?

It just seems much more sensible to give up on the idea of mass responsibility over the history of mankind and start thinking about personal responsibility on a day-to-day basis instead.

And the same thing goes for the whales. Who knows... Maybe they'll finally stop beaching themselves that way.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Study Finds Abortion Safer than Carrying Full Term (i.e. Government Should Get out of Women’s Reproductive Rights)

“Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U.S. study published Monday.” So reads a Reuters tagline, which is a heck of a lot less certain than its headline of “Abortion safer than giving birth: study.”

So which one is it?

Well, says Reuters’ writer Genevra Pittman, “Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth to a live baby than to die from complications of an abortion… What makes it complicated, [Dr. Bryna] Harwood added, is when the law interferes and requires doctors to state information that isn’t always balanced or medically sound – usually exaggerating the risk of abortion.”

Sure. Right. Let’s say we believe all of that. The data wasn’t skewed with third world women or abortion-related “complications” that were incorrectly labeled as birthing fatalities. And abortions are safe for everyone involved, except for the fetus which really doesn’t matter anyway, rather like slaves didn’t matter in the U.S. before the Civil War and Jews didn’t matter under Nazi rule.

But even so, we still have a problem…

Essentially, the article and those quoted in it – purely representing one side of the argument, might I add – favor the government getting out of people’s business. If a woman wants to have an abortion, let it just be between her and her doctor, they say.

But name one other area of life where liberals such as Pittman and her sources consider this right to privacy.

They certainly don’t when it comes to businesses, which they think should be regulated up and down. Children should be taught what the schools deem appropriate, even if completely extreme and one-sided, instead of what parents feel is right. Our means of transportation, the wages we get to keep, what we can and cannot eat, even how we’re buried…

The government butts into absolutely everything, including every other area of the medical world, where it rules and regulates and picks and chooses.

But abortion is supposed to be different somehow?

Even from a staunchly liberal kill-baby-kill standpoint, it makes little sense to intrude on every area but one. Especially one that is nothing short of murder, a progressive form of chauvinism and a general cancer to society as a whole.

That all leads to one very important thought… that the government is intruding just as much into the abortion issue as anything else. It’s just taking a different tactical approach to controlling us.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Way Students Rely on Wikipedia for Their Facts Doesn’t Say Much for America

You know what’s wrong with America?

Well, at this point, just about everything. But let’s focus on our education system for now.

When Wikipedia blacked out its site this past Wednesday in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which could all too easily be used to censor websites and content posted online, students freaked out, tweeting complaints such as:

“Wikipedia can’t go! How on earth and I going to do my history homework?”

“They shut down Wikipedia? DAMN IT. I have a lab report due tomorrow.”

“How am I supposed to do my homework without Wikipedia. Dear good grades, #yourtimesup”

This does not say anything good for what America is becoming or even what it is now.

Despite Wikipedia becoming less unreliable over the last few years thanks to its new source requirements, it’s still not exactly welcome in the scientific community. Professionals don’t go around citing Wikipedia as a general rule. And with good reason, since the site’s content is still user-created.

Yet directly or indirectly, children are still being encouraged to utilize the database as fact instead of possible fiction. Blame it on Hollywood’s message of instant gratification, parental neglect and/or stupidity, or America’s education system in general, which usually does everything but teach students to dig deeper than the easy or the popular thing to do… But it’s a problem regardless.

Yahoo! Shine’s Piper Weiss writes that Wikipedia can be “a boon for education. If used correctly – that’s to say with skepticism and non-exclusivity – it can lead students to stronger sources, teach them the value of investigation and even the importance of questioning the true nature of fact.”

But what in America makes her think most children – or even adults – have any desire to do any of that? The repeated flash gang riots in Philadelphia last year? The lazy, greedy, destructive Occupy Wall Street movement, which was filled with college-aged products of public education? The high levels of teen pregnancy – when contraception is readily available – drug and alcohol abuse?

Perhaps one anonymous student summed it up best with his or her tweet of “Dear Wikipedia, I get where you’re coming from but this blackout business is bull. I have homework to do.”

Translation: Nothing matters except myself in this very moment and not a second or person beyond.

And that’s what’s wrong with America.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Joe Biden Tells San Francisco that the New York Giants Are Going to the Super Bowl

Remember then-Senator Obama’s St. Louis gaffe during the 2008 presidential elections?

While in Kansas City, Missouri, he communicated with the Democratic National Convention via satellite. Apparently traveling without his teleprompter, the president-to-be said that he was “here with the Girardo family here in St. Lous”… when Kansas City and St. Louis have a sports rivalry along the lines of New York and Boston, or Dallas and… well… everybody outside of Dallas.

Never to be outdone in the stupid mistakes department though, Joe Biden might very well have just topped his boss on Wednesday, proving once again that, of the pair, President Obama is the mad scientist of the two and Biden is the dangerous but still snicker-worthy minion.

Carla Marinucci writes in the San Francisco Gate that “Vice President Joe Biden had his ‘oops’ moment Wednesday speaking in a 49er-crazed San Francisco when he told a crowd at a city political fundraiser that ‘the Giants are on their way to the Super Bowl.’”

First off, I have to take serious issue with Marinucci’s sentence structure, which seems to strongly suggest that Biden isn’t already well known for turning himself and his constituents into a national and international embarrassment every time he opens his mouth.

Second of all, what an idiot!

And thirdly, just remember… It’s Republicans like George W. Bush and conservatives like Sarah Palin that are the dumb ones.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Obama Rejects the Keystone Pipeline, Choosing Votes over the Good of the Country

Back on January 13th, the Chicago chapter of CBS News ran an article titled “Gas Outlook: ‘Most Painful Year At Pump Ever.’

The piece detailed how gasoline prices could hit somewhere uncomfortably close to $5 a gallon by Memorial Day, without much relief over the summer.

“Gas prices always spike in the summer,” it read. “But the 2012 Gasbuddy.com Price Outlook predicts this summer will break records. ‘It looks like it might be the most painful year at the pump that we have ever seen,’ senior analyst Patrick DeHaan said.”

And the article continues to quote him on exactly why that might happen. Specifically, he blames the “improving” economy, and current tensions between Iran and the U.S. over the Middle Eastern nation’s aggressive attempts to develop nuclear weapons.

What he fails to mention and CBS fails to report (no big surprise there) is that prices wouldn’t be nearly so high even now if the U.S. government would just stop pandering to the kind of insane environmentalists that value animal and plant life over human beings.

You know, like the kind that deemed it improper to kill rats (the rodent kind, not the politicians) in Washington D.C. Or the kind that deliberately interfere with or even prevent attempts to acquire oil.

And yes, I’m talking about President Obama and his recent rejection of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline proposition.

That project would have made it easier and cheaper over the long-term for the U.S.’s neighboring ally, Canada, to transport its black gold around. And while it wouldn’t be completed for some time, of course, short and mid-term speculation would still positively affect oil prices to give consumers everywhere at least a bit of relief.

Then there’s the fact that, some 100,000 U.S. citizens could easily get jobs working on the U.S. portion of the pipeline. But Obama doesn’t care about the American people’s income or expenses. He cares about reelection.

Even the Hill admits the decision “will likely go a long way toward improving rocky relations with environmental groups,” all but blatantly calling it a political move to “shore up his base.”

It also speculates that “Obama’s decision could make him more vulnerable to criticisms that his policies are disrupting the private sector and costing the economy jobs, especially if the economy worsens.”

So if oil prices climb higher as predicted this Summer – or even if gasoline doesn't drop down past the painfully inflated prices it's at now – don’t just blame Iran. Blame the sitting U.S. president… and remember this come November.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Washington D.C. Opts to Protect Rat’s Rights

Forget the dogs. They’re old news. These days, Washington D.C. is going to the rats.

And quite literally, thanks to the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010, which protects vermin from extermination.

Yes, it is now illegal in the District of Columbia to kill a rat. Instead, the disease-ridden and potentially dangerous critters have to be captured – in families if at all possible – and relocated, possibly to a “wildlife rehabilitator” if need be.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli accurately describes the law as “crazier than fiction” and understandably takes issue with the neighboring D.C.’s self-imposed legal inability to “kill the dang rats.”

As he describes, this poses a major problem for Virginia…

“They have to capture them – then capture them in families. [Not sure] how you’re going to figure that out with rats. And then you have to relocate them. That brings us to Virginia. Now, if you don’t relocate them about 25 miles away, according to experts, rodents will find their way back. Well, an easy way to solve that problem is to cross a river, and what’s on the other side of the river? Virginia.”

In the D.C. politician’s defense, they’re probably just trying to defend themselves from any loose – or literal – definitions of the word “rat.”

But even so, inconveniencing people to this extent all in order to protect creatures that would really and truly eat us alive if given the chance is nothing short of insane. And it doesn’t say much for what this country is becoming either.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stephen Colbert Needs to Keep His High Profile Opinions to Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report can be a funny guy.

Yes, I know that he mocks conservatives up and down but that doesn’t mean I can’t laugh at his ridiculous antics from time to time… like his 2008 commentary on the Belgians buying out Budweiser, which was downright hysterical!

Right now, however, the Comedy Central faux news commentator is something very far from amusing.

Ever since President Obama got elected nearly four years ago, Colbert has gotten it into his head that he’s something more than just an intentional joke.

First there was the 2010 “March to Keep Fear Alive,” which was created to mock the Tea Party and sway the mid-term elections. And then, around the same time, he actually went to Congress to give his “expert” opinion on immigration and why we need as many illegal ones as possible.

Now, he’s directly butting into the GOP presidential field.

Like he’s an expert on something other than satirical commentaries on matters he doesn’t care to learn the truth about?

Colbert might very well think that he’s helping out by interfering in something as serious as America’s future. I don’t know him, so I can’t say one way or the other.

What I can say, however, is that he’s not doing anybody – himself included – any favors by making light of an overwhelming ignorance on issues that is destroying this nation.

It’s high time Colbert learns that lesson, though he seems set on ignoring it until it’s too late.

Monday, January 16, 2012

President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts

Here’s a little food for thought on this frigid Monday morning, courtesy of directorblue.blogspot.com:


“Yes, he's historic, alright.

  • First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government
  • First President to Violate the War Powers Act
  • First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels
  • First President to issue an unlawful "recess-appointment" while the U.S. Senate remained in session (against the advice of his own Justice Department).
  • First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
  • First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing the 'Health Care Reform' Law
  • First President to halt deportations of illegal aliens and grant them work permits, a form of stealth amnesty roughly equivalent to "The DREAM Act", which could not pass Congress
  • First President to Require All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party
  • First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on 'Shovel-Ready' Jobs -- and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs
  • First President to sue states for requiring valid IDs to vote, even though the same administration requires valid IDs to travel by air
  • First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters
  • First President to sign into law a bill that permits the government to "hold anyone suspected of being associated with terrorism indefinitely, without any form of due process. No indictment. No judge or jury. No evidence. No trial. Just an indefinite jail sentence."
  • First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat
  • First President to Threaten Insurance Companies After They Publicly Spoke out on How Obamacare Helped Cause their Rate Increases

And that’s not the end of the list either. Read the rest by clicking here.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tim Tebow and the Taliban

What do conservative Christians and the Taliban have in common?

A lot, according to blogger Rick Marazzani, who thinks that while conservative Christian “Tim Tebow looks like an All-American guy” on the outside, “he has more in common with the Taliban than with our Founding Fathers.”

Obviously, Marazzani knows nothing about conservative Christians, Tim Tebow, the Taliban or our Founding Fathers if he’s honestly going to make such an inane comparison. Like so many other liberals out there, he seems hell bent on proving himself an ignoramus extraordinaire.

But – just for kicks and giggles – let’s throw out the most obvious difference between the Taliban and conservatives… one that should be apparent to anybody, no matter how ill-educated or brain-deficient: Conservatives don’t go around killing people like the Taliban do. (There’s also the matter of our God actually being God, but that’s another discussion for another day.)

If anybody shares characteristics with the Taliban, it would be liberals, who uphold the murder of unborn children as a sacred right and go around shooting people up on any given day. After all, have you ever met a conservative thug?

Probably not.

But let’s move on to the Founding Fathers, who Tebow – with his belief that “procreation is from God, a precious trust reserved for marriage,” “all Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in their own lives,” and “all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy” as Marazzani accuses – apparently has nothing in common with…

Thomas Jefferson closed his second inaugural address by asking America to seek “the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our forefathers, as Israel of old.”

In George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, he spoke of it being “the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

Benjamin Franklin successfully calmed down his fellow delegates at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia with these words: “In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered… I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

To be fair, according to distinguished scholar and author Dr. Mark David Hall, when it comes to America having a Christian founding, “history is complicated, and we should always be suspicious of simple answers to difficult questions.”

But it still seems overwhelmingly safe to say that the Founding Fathers would probably get along a lot better with Tim Tebow than liberals like Rick Marazzani who are ignorantly turning America into one big sad joke.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Homeland Security Trolls Facebook, Hulu and YouTube to Establish “Situational Awareness”… Whatever That Means

Today, let’s focus on Homeland Security’s Big Sis, Janet Napolitano, and her insane, Obama-approved invasion of American life.

As we’re just learning now, the government has been carefully watching certain popular websites for the past 18 months, including:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• The Drudge Report
• The Huffington Post
• Parts of The New York Times and ABC News
• Hulu
• YouTube
• Any “blogs that cover bird flu… news and activity along U.S. borders… [and] drug trafficking and cybercrime”

Kinda makes me wonder if they’re watching me… (If so, I’ll take the increased traffic!)

They say it’s all for the purpose of collecting “information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.” And no, that doesn’t make any sense in English or any other language, unless you speak liberal, which fortunately, I do.

Translation: They want to do whatever they want to do without any repercussions. (Strangely enough, that’s how most liberal statements translate, but moving on…)

In the case of Hulu, this means kicking back and watching One Tree Hill (and yes, it’s still on somehow) whenever they don’t feel like actually earning their taxpayer-paid salaries.

The same goes for Facebook and Twitter (usually to post their thoughts on One Tree Hill, something along the line of “OMG! Chad Michael Murray is like sooooooo hot!”), though I’m sure they also troll for opinions about Obama in between commercial breaks.

More than likely, they added the Huffington Post so they could be sure to bulk up on their “news” every day. But clearly, they hit up YouTube to replay their favorite parts of One Tree Hill… You know, the snapshot collages set to N’Sync songs of old.

In all seriousness, Napolitano, her minions and her own evil master have no real business poking into the lives of random U.S. citizens and corporations that have no known connection to terrorist-related activity. And besides, don’t they have anything better to do with their time?

Apparently not though. And that’s a scary thought.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mitt Romney Takes New Hampshire but It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over

So Mitt Romney won in New Hampshire and won it big with 39% of the vote, sending much of the conservative population in this country into a depressed funk.

But here’s the thing: New Hampshire was always Romney’s. There was never any chance of anybody else taking it home.

Why? Because Romney is arguably the most liberal conservative among the GOP presidential hopefuls, and New England is predominantly filled with liberals of one stripe or another.

Case in point: Jon Huntsman managed to get 17% of the vote. Where else is that going to happen?

Thinking about the whole situation this morning, I told myself that it wasn’t over until it was over. And then I really stopped and thought about it…

Because it isn’t. Hasn’t this crazy race with so many one-time leaders shown us that? There are still several key states to conquer, including the upcoming South Carolina caucus. And Newt Gingrich groups, for one, are busy plotting vicious – but not necessarily untrue – attacks on frontrunner Romney even now.

Anything can happen going forward… kinda like this past Sunday’s matchup between the highly-favored Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos.

(And yes, here I go again. But it really is relevant!)

From the beginning, that game was a nail-biter for anybody rooting for Tim Tebow and the Broncos. For myself, I didn’t really start believing that they might have a chance until their second touchdown, and then the Steelers took control of the game and it seemed like they were going to win instead.

They didn’t though, merely matching the Broncos’ score and sending them into overtime where anything could happen. And it did in the most unexpected way possible, with a beautifully thrown pass, a perfect catch and a triumphant run right into the endzone.

The Broncos won with style and flair that quite simply doesn’t happen in most football games.

And considering all of the trash talk about Tim Tebow and his Christianity, it was like some superpower (for kicks and giggles, let’s just say God) had it all mapped out so that He would get the maximum amount of glory in the end. Keeping everybody at the edge of their seats was just a way of getting everybody’s attention.

So here’s a thought for all of those conservatives now clinically depressed about Romney’s double-state win. For all we know, God might just be playing up to a big, spectacular surprise finish that will turn heads and get people talking.

I don’t pretend to know exactly how God works, so I’m not going to say for sure that’s what’s going on one way or the other.

I’m just saying that it’s not over ‘til it’s over. And God has everything in His hands regardless.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Are We Really Feeling Bad for Tom Brady because Tim Tebow “Stole” His Spotlight?

Sorry to go all football yet again, but with all of this “Tebow-Mania,” as the mainstream media has dubbed it (when really, it’s them obsessing over how much they dislike him like little girls fighting over who’s prettier) it’s kinda hard not to.

I really do have the capability to write about other topics, such as our latest example of Muslims gone wild: Sami Osmakac, who had plans to blow up parts of Tampa, Florida since, “We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?”

Lovely, right?

That brief bout of information and still inspiring though admittedly brief commentary proves that I can, in fact, concentrate on non-Tim Tebow topics. And I will again just as soon as the media stops writing snarky pieces about the Denver Broncos’ quarterback.

Snarky pieces like the one published yesterday by the ever-biased Reuters. This time was no exception, as the opening lines established quite quickly…

“Long before Tebow-Mania swept across North America, football fans had a fascination for another National Football League (NFL) quarterback with a no less compelling story. With three Super Bowl titles and a supermodel wife, Tom Brady has been a player fans gravitated to for much of the past decade as the New England Patriots triggerman, with details of his glamorous life and glittering career filling newspapers, magazines and hours of NFL Sunday pre-game shows.”

Ok... Number One: We’re really going to compare conservative Christian Tim Tebow to I’m-So-Cool-Because-I-Married-a-Slutty-Victoria-Secret-Super-Model Tom Brady? Really? That’s like weighing diamonds against cubic zirconium: One matters a lot less to anyone who knows what’s real.

And Number Two: We’re really going to boo hoo for Brady for not getting as much attention? Really? It’s like… No, there really aren’t any good comparisons for how ridiculous this one is.

Brady is one of those exceptionally talented and good-looking athletes that think they’re superior to everyone else because they can maneuver a ball and look hot doing it. Rather like David Beckham. (Honestly, I’ve never seen the mass appeal in either, but I grant that they’re both held up as crush material.) And that’s insufferably annoying.

But that’s Tom Brady, who walked out onto the field during Super Bowl XLII in 2008 as if he was the only thing worth talking about. Ever.

Going into that game, I didn’t care who won: the then-undefeated and heavily favored Patriots or the New York Giants. But after that one look at Brady, I was suddenly very certain I wanted him to eat dirt. Which he did, proving yet again that there really is a God.

Which is exactly what bugs the mainstream media so very much about Tim Tebow. He reminds them that there’s more to life than what Tom Brady stands for. And that scares them.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Denver Broncos Take on Favored Pittsburgh Steelers and Take It Home in Overtime

Anybody who watched the Steelers-Broncos game last night had to be impressed with quarterback Tim Tebow and the team.

Were there mistakes made? Certainly, including several overthrown passes and that darned interception that seemed to temporarily throw the Broncos off of their game and the Steelers onto it again.

But none of that really matters considering the end result, which was Tebow, in the first 11 seconds of overtime, throwing a perfect pass to Demaryius Thomas, who ran it down the field for a touchdown that had at least three people outside of the Broncos' stadium on their feet and screaming.

(I know because I was one of them and watching the game with the other two, who don’t even happen to be big Broncos fans. That’s how good it was!)

As teammate Willis McGahee said after the game, “He’s showed he’s a quarterback in the NFL. Case closed. They say he couldn’t throw. They said we wouldn’t be able to run the ball on them. We did that. I wonder what they’re going to say next week.”

Considering how much “they” dislike Tim Tebow for his unapologetic Christianity – and that pro-life ad he ran during the 2010 Super Bowl – I can predict exactly what “they” are going to say or, at the very least, hope.

“They” want him down and out, because he’s a reminder of just how vile “they” really can be in their support of what is infanticide – i.e. murder – by a less-controversial name. “They” can’t really forgive him for that, so “they” will always be hoping he fails, especially against a team like the Patriots, who – let’s face it – could easily cream the Broncos in the next round of Playoff games.

A friend of mine recently blogged about the media’s love-hate (as is love to hate) relationship with Tim Tebow, asking the question why “they” picked on him so much when thanking God before and after games isn’t all that uncommon in the NFL.

At the time, I couldn’t come up with any decent reason either…

Until I remembered Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl ad.

And then all of the facts clicked into place and I had my answer.

Clearly, “they” would have been much happier with Tebow if his mother had decided to take the doctor’s advice and kill him like a good, little liberal.

Or if he’d just keep his mouth shut like a good, little conservative.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nonfarm Payrolls Rise to 200,000 and Unemployment Slides to 8.5%… Or Did They?

We’ve got the economic data back for December’s unemployment numbers. And great news! Nonfarm payrolls increased 200,000 according to Labor Department calculations.

They tell us that’s the most it’s risen in three months and, according to Reuters, “way above economists’ expectations for a 150,000 gain.” On top of that, the unemployment rate has slid from 8.6% to 8.5%.

Awesome, right?

Completely! Except, of course, for a few pesky little details that aren’t mentioned until the end of the story if at all…
  • This is the month of December, as in the month that Christmas is in, as in the month that there’s usually an increased amount of shoppers, as in the month that employers usually take on seasonal help.
  • Not as many jobs were created in October and November than originally thought, therefore there were less jobs “available” to be had, which means that the government unemployment number shrinks on its own... not because the economy is getting any healthier.
  • The government quietly revises its unemployment numbers just about every time they release this kind of news. They just do it a few weeks after everybody is done celebrating the inaccurate original numbers so that nobody really notices.
  • There are still 20 million unemployed or underemployed in the U.S. today.
Also “way above?” Is Reuters in middle school or something? Next thing we know, it’s going to start talking about how “like totally ballin’” Obama is or ask him to sign its yearbook.

Pathetic.

The whole thing is just one more game of smoke and mirrors on the part of the president and his media minions. And they’re trying to play us all for fools.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Obama Refuses “to Take No for an Answer” and Does What He Wants To Do As Usual

“I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer,” President Obama said yesterday about his implementation of four staff members that Congress should have been able to approve or deny.

As the Washington Times reports: “Pushing the limits of his recess appointment powers, President Obama on Wednesday bypassed the Senate to install three members of the National Labor Relations Board and a director for the controversial new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – moves Republicans said amounted to unconstitutional power grabs.”

That’s a pretty decent way to describe what happened except that it isn’t just Republicans who think Obama is grossly overstepping his executive authority. The usually liberal-friendly Bloomberg bluntly states that “the president is playing with fire” since he’s calling the installments “‘recess appointments’ even though Congress technically wasn’t in recess”… even if Obama says it was.

Bloomberg even goes to speculate that Obama “is choosing politics over principle, and playing dangerously with the Constitution’s checks and balances, in choosing to tell the Senate when it is and is not in session.”

But White House lawyers say their boss has every legal right to spit on our founding fathers’ intentions. And really, what else can we expect from a President with a complete lack of morals when it comes to his political machinations?

Unfortunately, just because this isn’t at all surprising doesn’t make it any less dangerous. And this IS dangerous; make no mistake about that.

His refusal “to take ‘no’ for an answer” has brought us one step further from a mere nanny state government into pure, unadulterated socialism… the kind that leads to gross human rights violations, destruction and death. Not that there’s any other kind.

Obama's actions in the past few weeks (and the past few years) – including how he authorized the U.S. military to detain and imprison U.S. citizens ‘suspected of terrorism’ without any recognized rights or even specified charges – violate the very concept of a free society, regardless of whether or not he promises he won’t abuse the power he keeps demanding, which we all know he will because he’s a power-hungry madman.

He’s already shown us far too many times and all too well that he will take whatever steps he needs to in order to get his own way. The Constitution, the American people, American ideals and even basic decency don’t matter to Barack Hussein Obama.

And that’s more than sad. That’s scary.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mitt Romney Wins Iowa by Eight Votes on Rick Santorum

So the Iowa battle is over and Mitt Romney won. By 8 votes.

Rick Santorum came in second place, followed by Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann. Jon Huntsman (a.k.a. That Other Guy) didn’t bother to run in Iowa at all.

This news means that I’m now willing to talk about it all, largely because there’s now actually something to talk about, instead of resorting to idle speculation in a race that has been nothing short of unpredictable from the start.

Mitt Romney was definitely one of my fill in the blank answers to yesterday’s “better not be” candidate. He implemented RomneyCare, for heaven’s sake, has defended global warming theories like a liberal lemming, and is generally far too RINO (Republican In Name Only) for my tastes or the country’s desperately deepening needs.

What’s not to dislike?

Then again, the man’s also not Obama. So if Romney does in fact win the Republican nomination – and that is by no means guaranteed just because he won a single state – well then, he’s still a far better shot than the evil dictator we currently call President.

But again, winning one state does not make a GOP presidential candidate, especially when Santorum came in such a ridiculously close second. The same goes for Ron Paul, for that matter and even, possibly, Newt Gingrich, Ricky Perry and Michelle Bachmann.

Remember, Bachmann, Paul, Gingrich and Santorum all surged heavily in the past when everybody else had long since counted them out. Who’s to say it can’t happen again?

This is one of those quintessential time-will-tell situations, where the future winner really is so completely up in the air that it’s all but pointless to speculate too heavily.

What is not pointless, however, is for other Republicans out there in the other 49 states that have not yet voted to really consider the candidates, their values and what kind of president they would make.

Because while just about anybody is better than Obama, we can do better than “Better.” We can do “Best.” And that’s exactly what we should shoot for.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Anything but Iowa

I’m going to be honest with you guys… I really don’t want to write about Iowa, the GOP presidential hopefuls, or the elections at all right now.

Why not? No idea. But it’s my blog and I can ignore headline-catching news, thereby sacrificing potential search engine hits, if I want to.

Maybe that’s the problem though. Maybe I’m just sick to death of all the headlines trying to tell me why I should or shouldn’t be in love with Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann and… ummm… that other guy who nobody cares about.

Why is he even bothering to stay in at this point anyway?

Or maybe I’m still bitter that my man, Herman Cain, got bumped out before it even really started. That could be it too.

But the final fact in my opinion is that I just want it to be over and done with. And when it is, I’ll write about it.

As in tomorrow. Right now, I have no predictions how this crazy race is going to play out.

All I’m going to say for the time being is that it won’t be Huntsman and it better not be…

Monday, January 2, 2012

40,000 New State Laws Take Affect in 2012

I write a lot about government interference at the national level. But let’s face it: It happens at the state level as well, as evidenced by the near-40,000 state laws set to take affect this new year of 2012.

40,000.

That’s a four with four zeros after it, which equates to an average 800 new laws every U.S. citizen within the 50 states has to memorize and abide by on any given day in 2012… along with the countless other rules, regulations and ridiculousness that we are expected to follow.

If this is freedom, than old school Russia, present-day China and Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela should only be seen as moderately rights-impaired instead of communist deathtraps.

According to MSNBC, 2012’s lengthy list of new state laws includes New Hampshire’s statute that minors have either their parents’ or a judge’s signed consent to get an abortion, California’s curriculum change to teach homosexuality even more blatantly in the classroom, and Georgia’s determination that all golf carts must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Because golf carts can kill, you know. They’re, like, really dangerous.

Now some of those legislative decrees might make sense depending on your political leaning, but one way or the other none of them should be necessary.

Even if abortion is a simplistic medical procedure involving only a female, a doctor and some surgical equipment, a minor should automatically be expected to have her parents’ consent to have one done… just like she would for any other healthcare-related activity.

As for the decision to preach homosexuality from the bully classroom, isn’t that intertwining politics and religion? ‘Cause it certainly ain’t science.

And the golf carts restrictions are just inane and, more than likely, more a ploy to make more money for the government than any concern about state citizen safety.

These laws that we’re supposed to uphold merely try – and fail – to take the place of common sense, which is rapidly decreasing in this country thanks to heavy government intervention at every level. They turn us from intelligent, self-respecting individuals into mass dependants that will serve neither ourselves nor our country any good in the end.

U.S. politicians are too shortsighted to care about that distinction or the consequences of their actions. But 2012 is high time for U.S. citizens to.