Sunday, October 9, 2011

Into the mist and on to the guillotine

Yes, friends, I am back.

It has been a while, I know. When I last left you, the ground was white in Kentucky, the air was cold and things really...REALLY sucked.

The ground is not longer white where I am, it is also no longer Kentucky but things still really suck. In fact, they are far suckier than before.

Into the Mist
I say 'into the mist' because I am now living in Pittsburgh where the early morning mists will often obscure the entire city from view. I am working in a law firm in the city, a proper normal 9-5 job, since the IRS- with the sharpened talons of new healthcare legislation- saw fit to destroy the industry in which I had until this year operated my own business. Kathleen Sebelius: May the flies of a thousand camels infest your nether region.
Don't get me wrong. Pittsburgh is my hometown and I do love it along with all of the trappings of city life. I am glad to be home. But, some things have changed. My old stomping grounds, it would seem, are not immune to the forces that have been operating back in Kentucky and indeed all over our country. I was humbled by the immense patriotism I saw during the 4th of July festivities. Knowing Pennsylvania to be a solidly blue state, I had expected a half-hearted and scaled-down event catering to a tepid crowd of PC fretters. What I saw was a throng of persons standing shoulder to shoulder in alternating heat and rain belting out "God Bless the USA". Everyone was wearing red white and blue. Here, the malaise that had so thoroughly riddled the Kentucky consciousness had not taken hold. While still a union-adoring group here up North, it seems that the love of personal liberty, autonomy and the American dream are more deeply sown.
Still, the passions are greater here, both positive and negative. The culture war is in full play and I have seen more hatred welling up along racial lines in my beloved city now than ever before in my life. I have to conclude that politics has a fair deal to do with that, when racial differences tend to break primarily along party lines. Politics, after all, comes down to our choices in ideology and lifestyle.

On to the Guillotine
If anyone had doubted that we were on the verge of revolution with the emergence of the Tea Party, those doubts were laid to rest, along with civility and hygiene, when we were introduced to Occupy Wall Street protests. This rabble of leftists, hippies and professional agitators lacked both a coherent list of demands and an iota of forethought into the ability to maintain their clamor long-term. Within days, they had taken pristine public [and sometimes not so public] land and made it, well, shitty.
In the Tea Party, we wanted an American Revolution- a chance to reaffirm those founding principles that gave us the greatest nation on earth. We wanted it 1791-style.
What we are getting is revolution au francais- the hack and slash, violent civil turbulence that left a bloody streak through Frances history, the same example that our founders shied from when pursuing our own revolution.
With the first day of Spring upon us, the Occupy crowd is gearing up with a fresh volley of threats and its instigators more clearly at the forefront. Will the Steven Lerners and Frances Fox Pivens in the movement be drawn to a 'Martin Luther King Jr.-style' protest of CIVIL disobedience?

Magic Eightball says, "Don't count on it."

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hypocrasy So Thick You Can Chew It

I was the late one crawling out of bed this morning, a fresh layer of snow covering the grass and lead settled into my bones. I stumbled through the house into the living room where my husband had already set, watching CSPAN broadcast the back and forth on the House floor regarding the bill to Repeal Nationalized Healthcare. Sgt Slaughter from New York's 28th Congressional District was whipping her posse of indignant liberals into a self-righteous frenzy in their attempts to stop the repeal vote. She accused the GOP of wasting time and grand-standing on a repeal vote for a measure they know would go nowhere. Isn't this the same party that hauled Corinthian columns out for an altar upon which to coronate their new leader? Is this not the same party whose leader demanded not only her own airplane, but a newer, larger one when she took over the Speakership? This flaming hypocrite ought to know about wastefulness and grand-standing. I bite my tongue and bypass the coffee pot- I am wide-eyed and twitchy already.
"Harry Reid refuses to allow the Repeal to come to a vote in the Senate..."
Weren't they just accusing the GOP of violating the process by skirting the open amendment process and refusing to allow debate? My hand starts shaking while pouring the orange juice.

I never considered myself a violent person, but I have begin gleefully pondering draconian retribution as of late. Often. And I mean, alot.

Sen. Charles Schumer says that those who oppose national healthcare should forgo the coverage. If that option includes forgoing the taxes and invasion of my person, then you can take your free mammograms and cram them up your kiester, Chuck.

Google has all but admitted to spying on its users and has been on more than one occasion too cozy with our government. In a recent jaunt to the store, I discovered that Android[Google-based] phones REQUIRE upon activation that you register them to a Google [gmail] account. That way, when you access any of your other accounts by that phone, Google will have access to all of that information too. Nifty, eh?

If this keeps up, my coffee pot is going to get sad little use. Maybe that's good, because with the prices of food that are coming, I won't be able to afford it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

So-Called American Arrogance

Iranian Air Defense Site:Unknown aircraft, you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.

Aircraft:This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.

Iranian Air Defense Site:You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft.

Aircraft:This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up. Ill wait.

I guess this was what Barack Obama was referring to when he spoke about American arrogance- the audacity to stare down a threatening enemy when we have the hardware and training, not to mention the rightness, to do so. Statistically speaking, the US boasts a higher kill to casualty ratio than any other country in the world. Why is that?

Because our boys [and girls] kick ass!

I was raised to believe that this was a good thing, our military being the best in the world. Apparently, not all American-born persons feel the same.

I made the mistake of taking my children to the Independence Day fireworks display in Clay City, KY at the AmVets Patriot Days picnic. Even State Rep. Richard Henderson, claimed to be there. I wonder if he saw what I did. When the National Anthem began to play, I stood, faced the flag and placed my hand over my heart. My children stood and did the same. Reluctantly, some older persons clambered out of their lawn chairs and joined us and another large family stood and sang along, but the vast majority sat on their blankets, unaffected, looking bored just waiting for it to be done so they could moved on to the pretty colors. I was shocked and disgusted. The same people couldn't be less concerned over the actual meaning of the event, being forced to remember that those fireworks are symbolic of the battles that were fought to win our freedom...well, was just too much thinking for this crowd. They were more interested in when it would be socially acceptable to dive back into their funnel cakes. For more than a half hour, I watched the fireworks and wept. Later, I stalked back to my car, ranting my disgust to anyone within earshot of my voice [I have a big mouth so my voice carries.].

There's your real American arrogance, folks- this attitude of some people who completely disregard the sacrifices of those who gave their blood, sacrificed their happiness and their lives to make things better for us and give us the best country in the world. Even as a child [who was raised in a religion that taught non-involvement in all things governmental and political] I remember being so grateful that I was born an American, that anything was possible for me, that all of the doors were open to me. I had a profound respect for the military and a clear cognizance of their struggles which remains with me to this day. So, if being proud of a world status that was earned with our own blood, sweat and tears makes me arrogant, so be it. But, before I get too far into my tirade, let me sum up here:

I am proud to be American.

I am proud that we are the pinnacle military force in the world.

I will NEVER apologize for the greatness that Americans have built from nothing.

I will always support our soldiers, live with gratitude for their efforts, and beg their blessings in my prayers.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Is it any wonder?

Most conservatives and libertarians stand gape-mouthed and aghast at the left on issues of a fiscal nature and wonder, "Are they really THAT stupid? Do they really not get it?" The answer is "yes" and now we have proof!

According to a study done by Zogby in the May issue of their Econ Journal Watch done on a pool of nearly 5,000 [precisely 4835] participants, those who classified themselves as being liberal or progressive/liberal answered more questions incorrectly regarding fiscal matters than their more conservative counterparts, by a shocking degree to boot. They even scored worse than those who wrote "I don't know." for all of the answers.

"How did the six ideological groups do overall? Here they are, best to worst, with an average number of incorrect responses from 0 to 8: Very conservative, 1.30; Libertarian, 1.38; Conservative, 1.67; Moderate, 3.67; Liberal, 4.69; Progressive/very liberal, 5.26.

Americans in the first three categories do reasonably well. But the left has trouble squaring economic thinking with their political psychology, morals and aesthetics."

...Or they are just intellectually dishonest.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Open Letter to Obama From Lou Pritchett

The following letter was not written by me, but by Lou Pritchett, former executive of Proctor and Gamble. has verified the accuracy of the letter, which was submitted to the New York Times, shill for the liberal agenda, and was shockingly ignored.


Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail..

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America ' crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaugh's, Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

This was sourced at May of 2009. Just think how much more apt it is now, in the middle of 2010. I would also like to send thanks to Donna Rose for forwarding this to me.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"My mom doesn't have papers."

There's nothing like dissent and civil unrest first thing in the morning to really get the blood pumping.

I started by doing some light household work as I slid out of bed, putting some dishes in the dishwasher, making my bed, checking my accounts and then, a quick glance at the news, where I stumbled upon this.

In the video is Michelle Obama at an elementary school talking to a group of children, when one of the girls pipes up and spits out this gem:" My mom says that ...Barack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn't have papers...My mom doesn't have papers." The first lady [It kills me to give that level of respect to someone who openly hates America, which she has admitted.] responded simply by saying, "We need to fix that."

I agree. Why don't you and your Mommy climb into the catapult and I'll show you how this Libertarian would fix it, little one.

You see, Liberals love to paint this as a race issue, because its hard to defend yourself as a white person in this country. But, for many Americans, myself included, its a simple matter of legality: If you are in this country illegally, you were a criminal the moment you crossed the border. See, when people make the argument to justify crime by saying things like, "He only robbed the store because he has been out of work or his family was hungry." I say, Bullsh*t. If you are short of money and your first desperate thought is to take it from someone else, then you were a criminal waiting to happen.

Now, I have no doubt, that this little snippet and the latest footage of Felipe Calderon shuffling his Lilliputian-sized Oxfords through Congress shaking his finger at Arizona are both completely staged. After the establishment, on all sides, getting their proverbial asses handed to them on Tuesday, this administration is doubling down on the racist rhetoric. Standing silently alongside Calderon as he blasts Arizona, I must say that Obama is an unconvincing ventriloquist but Calderon is a very life-like sock puppet.

NOTE: I have noticed a blogger named Tom Degan posting anti-McConnell stuff on the Craigslist politics section. Every day. He asserts that McConnell is by far the biggest dirt bag in Congress. While I agree that McConnell is another example of exactly what is wrong with Washington, there's a lot of competition for BIGGEST, Tom.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

If you don't laugh, you'll cry

Thanks to Mort Walker for putting things in perspective. And thanks to the Herald- Leader [ I can't believe I am saying this.] for running the comic.

The words, for those of you without eagle eyes, in the comic go like this.

WIFE: Are you going to sleep, Amos?

WIFE: Do you still love me, Amos?

HUSBAND: I love you more than all the mountains on Earth.

WIFE: Well, I love you more than all the grains of sand in the deserts.

HUSBAND: Well, I love you more than all of the water in the oceans.

WIFE: Well, I love you more than all of the stars in the sky.

HUSBAND: Well, my love is greater than the national debt.

WIFE: You win.