The American Dream isn't dead. It just needs a little CPR.
Wisconsin spoke loudly on Tuesday about their state's direction. The capitalist incumbent won out over the collectivist challenger. When you beat someone twice, you are doing right things right. Nationwide, we have settled into the idea of Mitt Romney as the republican candidate. Five months remain between now and the general election. The Obama administration says this Wisconsin result is not meaningful. I am absolutely certain they are wrong.
(I promised I wouldn't gloat. I really tried not to. Somehow, though, Read 'Em And Weep has made it onto my playlist about 25 times today. Barry Manilow looks very very gay in the video, but what can one expect from a dude in clown makeup? And while we are mocking people, let's jump on the crying Barrett supporter. The death of democracy as we know it? Whatever, you blubbering idiot.)
Now that we see which way the winds are blowing, everyone has some soul-searching to do.
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It was a solemn scene. What began as an upbeat assemblage rife with hope and optimism quickly turned upside down into a somber, grief stricken gathering. As Governor Scott Walker put a stranglehold on the Wisconsin recall election a gut wrenching sickness descended upon the Tom Barrett rally in the same way it descends upon Wrigley Field when the Cubs tease their fans every ten years or so with a playoff appearance, deluding them into thinking they might actually win a world series before getting swept out of the playoffs.
When MSNBC this same sickness fell heavy upon Ed Schultz. In fact if I didn’t know any better I would have guessed that Schultz was broadcasting live from Tom Barrett’s wake rather than his rally. For a moment I thought Schultz was going to break down in a tear-filled rant like this guy. Hmmm … it seems I’ve answered my own question. I guess The Ed Show was in fact overseeing the passing of a deceased spirit. It was democracy that died on Tuesday night. Yeah … right. read more »
The president disgusts me. Once again, he is failing to honor the men who managed to pull off that righteous thumping known as D-Day.
My Dad was not part of D-Day. He was a P-51 Mustang pilot, stationed in England, so he was basically eating lamb chops with mint jelly while that action was going down. Still, he is a hero. He is MY hero. Or rather, he was. He passed away last year. He did do his part, though, when the chips were down and performance mattered.
I listen to the Billy Ray Cyrus song Some Gave All fairly often: read more »
Let us start with the basics:
I have no problem with people voluntarily banding together to speak with one voice. And if that is all unions were, I would not object to them, at least in the private sector. The government sector is another matter entirely.
Wisconsin votes today on the fate of their governor, and while the recall election of Governor Walker is relevant on many fronts, the biggie is that he limited the power of government-sector unions. He said he was going to do it, and he did. I'm not sure how anyone can fault a politician for delivering on a campaign promise. But in the land of cheese, it appears to be Bizarro World with bratwursts and beer.
I don't understand government-sector unions. Can anyone explain to me why government-sector employees are allowed to form unions in the first place? I mean, it seems like a rather perverse set-up.
They work for the government. The government sets their compensation. The union uses dues, paid by government-sector employees, to get people elected who will pay the government-sector workers more money. When they make more money, they pay more union dues. And the union has even more money to put people into place who will pay the government-sector workers yet MORE money.
Sounds like a big fat scam if you ask me. Even FDR, Mr. Collectivist himself, opposed government-sector unions.
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I'm only 48, and sometimes, I feel ancient. I recently read in an article that some women are trying to "rock the slut vote." To paraphrase Billy Ray Cyrus, I just don't think I understand. When did having round heels become fashionable?
Women have a gift, and it is one that men all over the planet want. Okay, we have multiple gifts to give. We are warm and soft and we smell good. And we have breasts and pretty hair and sparkly makeup. Those and more are things men adore. And there's one thing they desire more than all of that. They want to "know" us in the biblical sense.
A woman's inner regions, so to speak, are something very powerful, and very valuable. Why are so many women proud to give it away like it's stale popcorn at a "We finance anybody!" used car event?
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What no Democrat or Republican will admit needs to be done or how to do it!
In listening to the latest back and forth from both sides with the Democrats lying and the GOP responding, it is obvious that neither side of this equation is willing or equipped to put forth the plan that we need to stop the progressive socialist utopian destruction of America. I have shown that since the "Great Society" legislation of 1965 the government has grown 464.4% from 411 federal agencies and offices to 1909 federal agencies and offices while the population from the 1960 census to 2010 census shows a population growth from 179,323,175 to 308,745,538. or 55.36%.
That is a growth differential of 409% yes our government has grown more than 4 1/2 times larger than it was in 1965 to perform the new duties it took away from the states. The federal government over the last 47 years under the umbrella of that legislation and the massive federal government build up has added more than 100,000 new laws and federal regulations to enforce it and its subsequent socialist utopian programs with only one intended net effect, keep the ruling classes ruling while subjugating our rights and freedoms. And to implement and manage them they created a vast departmental bureaucracy to control it and us that has been choking the life from this Republic. This massive federal bureaucracy must either be reduced or completely phased out or we will never recover completely and we will be forced to watch as we become the very thing they want us to be, subjects of a socialist Marxist state. ("we already are") read more »
On Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released disheartening statistics showing that the nation’s employers added many fewer than expected jobs to their payrolls in May. The unemployment rate ticked up for the first time in almost a year from 8.1% to 8.2%. The stock market suffered its worst day all year, and the dip in Friday’s Dow Jones Industrial average completely erased 2012’s gains.
Democrats’ constructive response to these dismal numbers was to accuse Republicans of being happy the economy was tanking.
Hey Democrats: Republicans don’t want the economy to fail, we want you to fail. Hoping for the economy to sink is Democrats’ métier: Democrats do better when there’s more poverty and misery, because that gives them more of an opening to step in and “help,” and more of an impetus to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” read more »
We Are Watching You
Outrage, is how I feel.
In a sign of our Orwellian future, an 8 ½ x 11 mailing arrived on Friday, from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund, a Democrat/union front group. On it there's a table consisting of five columns, with the headers: Name, Address, Nov '08, Nov '10, and June 5th. Within the table the name and address of a family member appears prominently at the top of a list that also shows the names and addresses of 12 other people on our street. Below the November 2008 and 2010 columns, it says VOTED for each individual, except for one neighbor, who did not vote in one of the elections.
The June 5th column is, of course, still blank. This mailing did not arrive in a sealed envelope; instead it’s a large postcard, readily available for any and all to see who voted and who did not. The section above the table contains the ominous wording; ‘Who votes is public record!” and then, at the end, “After the June 5th election, public records will tell everyone who voted and who didn’t.” The meaning is quite clear and threatening - we don’t know who you voted for, but if you didn’t vote, we know you did not support Tom Barrett.
The message ends with ‘Do your civic duty – vote.” They might have well said “Do your civic duty, Comrade – vote.” "Something wicked this way comes": Fascism in the form of Democrat Party brown shirt tactics arrive in Wisconsin. read more »
Governor Scott Walker. Former Texas Solicitor-General Ted Cruz. More fodder for the DeMarxists waking nightmares. Two more examples of the swelling tide of Constitutional Conservatism which is beginning to sweep across the nation, as more and more of the so-called silent majority are awakening to the real and present danger of the nascent tyranny represented by Barry Hussein Obama and his communist-light DeMarxists.
Nothing is working for the Democrat machine that once seemed so invincible. If the polls hold true, both Scott Walker and Texas favorite Ted Cruz will enjoy substantial victories in their respective races. read more »
The May jobs report was supposed to be all happy and sunny, with Obama as the fearless knight on the galloping steed of economic recovery, and "Julia" riding a unicorn that farts rainbows.
The private sector gained 89,000 jobs, the government sector lost 13,000 jobs, and unemployment rose to 8.2%. I'm staring at the horizon, and there's not a steed or unicorn in sight. Economists may have predicted something different, but this result is precisely what I expected.
There isn't a lot of optimism out there in Small Business Land. It's poignantly absent in Corporate Megalopolis as well. Everyone, from executives to janitors, is feeling bleak. Even the salespeople, fueled by expense accounts and single-malt Scotch, are less cheerful than usual. When THAT happens, the apocalypse is surely nigh. A couple of months of moderately positive jobs reports were supposed to cure the economic doldrums, but it didn't happen.
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In the waning days of the Obama Dynasty, liberals have been rolling out graph after graph purporting to offer voters ironclad proof of one crackpot Keynesian notion after another.
Last year Nancy Pelosi’s office posted a risible graph showing that President Obama had increased the debt far less than George W. Bush and all other Republican presidents over the last thirty years. It was later revealed that Pelosi’s office had mistakenly counted spending in Obama’s first year as Bush’s, and that based on debt as a percentage of GDP—the more relevant measure—Obama was the most profligate spender of the lot. Fact-checking website PolitiFact awarded the graph a “Pants on Fire” rating, and for a while we didn’t hear any more crowing about Republicans outspending Democrats. read more »
After the 2010 blowout that sent so many deserving DeMarxists into retirement, I wrote that it was just the beginning. Conventional wisdom has it that the millions of conservative patriots throughout this country that came together to make this historic upset possible couldn’t make it happen again… conventional wisdom for the badly battered DeMarxists and their RINO allies, anyway. The rest of us weren’t convinced.
We watched the high tide of American disgust sweep across the communist-dominated Congress with grim satisfaction. Patriot groups across the nation immediately began consolidating conservative gains and planning for the next 2012 blowout. Yes, blow out. That’s what I said. I know I’m bucking most of the pundits by saying this.
All of the leftist Maobama propaganda machine can’t prop him up any longer. Despite all the fraudulent accounting practices, the illegal and patently unconstitutional acts of the present administration and its rubber-stamp sycophants of the DeMarxists in Congress, and the ever-compliant weasels of the Lame Stream Media, despite everything they can do and have done… they can’t make the sale to the American people. read more »
The first thing I learned from my military days was NEVER VOLUNTEER FOR ANYTHING. So what possessed me to accept the office of President of the Conservative Party (Florida)? Good question.
I was approached by CP-USA’s Chairman several months ago. Harold reached out to me after reading several of my blog posts trying to change a system that refuses not only to be changed but crucifies the responsible person. We discussed CP-USA and I informed him I was not only aware of the party but had reached out in the past to learn more and what its goals were political ballot registration. We ended the discussion with the promise of staying in touch.
Several months went by and my frustration and rage grew because of the maneuverings of the political powers that were manipulating the Republican Presidential primaries. I registered for the first time in my life (I have been a registered Independent since 1984) as a Republican to specifically vote for the candidate I felt best reflected my viewpoints. Before I could, however, they were eliminated from the race; not by voter choice but by unsubstantiated allegations and political backstabbing. read more »
Well … the damn thing is over now; NATO has picked up and moved on. The world leaders have met, discussed and departed, for good or ill. And with the exception of a few fatigued, dedicated stragglers most of the lunatics that occupied the Chicago streets have also departed.
They descended upon the city with the same grace and meaning as a drug addled truck driver swerving down Lake Shore Drive and destroying nearly everything in its path, leaving nothing but chaos in its wake and striking fear into everyone within range and causing them to shake their heads in horror and confusion while others hopelessly attempt to draw a rational motive from the bloody spectacle ... but never will.
It was on Friday when a friend of mine was forced to drive downtown. She came to a stop sign and waited for a young man wearing a suit cross the street. When he reached the other side he was greeted by Occupy protesters who proceeded to dump a bucket of excrement on him while cursing him for being a business man before storming off in a chant, “Tax the Rich, Tax the Rich”. Troubled youths intoxicated by the very spirit Barrack Obama has instilled in the hearts of so many in this country: wealth is sin and rich people are evil. Perhaps if the government paid for everybody’s suit the young man wouldn’t have been met with such malice.
The young business man isn’t totally free of blame though. Chicago businesses have been warning their employees for weeks now not to wear suits this weekend. He should have known better. read more »
Far-right conservatives don’t protest far-left institutions the way leftists protest even center-left institutions.
Witness liberals’ uproar over the NATO summit held in Chicago earlier this week, at which protester turnout was augmented by Occupy Chicago sympathizers seeking to recapture the rancid magic of last fall’s anti-Wall Street movement.
What’s puzzling about the left’s agitation over the summit is that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is not exactly the John Birch Society. The topics on the agenda this year included: removing international troops from Afghanistan by 2013, not intervening militarily in Syria, and rolling back austerity measures in France—all stances you’d think the protestors would be in love with. Yet leftists marched and rioted and looted all weekend as though Mitt Romney had established Mormonism as the state religion of Illinois.
What is it about leftists and protesting?
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His dwindling band of supporters seem to think so. Some of them even laud him as "the smartest President EVAH!" The rest of us aren't so sure that he's even smarter than the guy who came to snake out the drain the other day. (By the by, my nomination for smartest ever would be James Garfield, because his proof of the Pythagorean theorem using a right trapezoid was quite brilliant. Yes, I am an egghead.)
So let's talk about "smart." There's book smart, there's people smart, and when you are a politician, there's politically smart. Is Barack Obama any of those kinds of smart?
I got on this subject based on the comments of three fellows that I know and have great respect for. One said that his friend in Boulder had met Obama during the 2008 campaign season, and even had an opportunity to play basketball with him. The Boulderite opined after the experience that Obama was "not terribly bright and a crappy basketball player to boot." Another one simply stated, "I live with a genius, so I know what it looks like, and Obama isn't it." The third, a now-disillusioned 2008 Obama voter, said "I still like the guy, but he ain't very smart, is he?" Those three thoughts seem to suggest that Obama has none of the three kinds of "smart."
You would hope that he was book smart because he graduated from Harvard Law School with high honors. They can't possibly be giving such accolades to the painfully average, can they?
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Pizza Patron, a small Dallas-based chain, is offering free pizza, with a catch. On June 5th, you may avail yourself of one large pepperoni pie at no cost, as long as you order it in Spanish.
If one cared enough to take them up on the offer, there are plenty of translators on the internet that can turn "Large pepperoni pizza. By the by, you smell of elderberries." into Spanish. The question is, why would anyone bother? Their pizza is barely a step above the shovel-ready job my dog left in the yard this morning, and several steps below shirt cardboard smeared with tomato juice and Elmer's glue. But hey, it's FREE!
You really do get what you pay for.
That said, this promotion doesn't bother me. Their business, their rules. What DOES bother me is that if someone dared to offer a promotion available only to English-speakers, all hell would break loose. There would be cries of racism, even though Hispanic is an ethnicity, not a race. The Latino advocacy groups would spin themselves up so hard that they'd make a Tasmanian devil look like a calm, mellow creature.
Aren't double standards a beautiful thing?
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Tonight is the second part of a two-night Dancing With The Stars finale. Donald Driver will probably win, because he is a good dancer, and his freestyle last night was just that awesome.
Next season is the long awaited all-star season. Tom Bergeron has said that the participants will be a mix of former champions, former runners-up, fan favorites, and controversial contestants.
By "controversial," they could mean Kate Gosselin. She tried to get her professional partner, Tony Dovolani, fired from the show. He probably would have been relieved to be done with her, and gone off to do toothpaste commercials or something. But asking for someone's head on a platter is surely not a good way to nurture a dance partnership.
It is far more likely, though, that "controversial" is code for Tom DeLay and Bristol Palin.
The last song Tom DeLay danced to before he was forced to withdraw from the competition due to stress fractures in both feet was Why Can't We Be Friends? It was a fun, and funny, samba that featured him with a sparkly elephant on his costume, and his professional partner Cheryl Burke had a donkey on hers.
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I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Mitt Romney ‘repudiate’ a Super PAC message that hadn’t even been produced yet. It was a jolt of deja vu, harkening back to the bleak political tapestry created by the entrenched Republican beltway establishment. We’ve seen this entire story played out time after time, where the supposed champions of constitutional governance have been rolled over by the DeMarxists, simply because the agents of freedom have utterly failed to stand for the very principles they espouse.
John McCain’s candidacy was a joke to anyone who followed politics closely. What I saw in John McCain was the reincarnation of the hapless Bob Dole ‘good old boy’ presidential run. This ‘next-in-line’ mentality of the beltway establishment has utterly failed the Republican Party and the American people. Had it not been for the introduction of Sarah Palin to the national political scene, McCain would have suffered one of the greatest defeats in party history. read more »
I received a hilarious email that said reelecting Barack Obama would be like backing up the Titanic and driving it into the iceberg a second time. I laughed, and laughed, and laughed. Then I somberly realized something.
The death of America at the hands of Barack Obama is not a laughing matter.
Is "death" a bit of hyperbole? Well, that depends. (No, I'm not going to crack a joke about what the meaning of "is" is.) The Obama vision for the country is Zombie America, still walking around, but not alive. It's a place where the very much alive people are at risk of having the life sucked out of them by the tax code, the regulations, and the zombies who won't deign to work.
I was hoping someone dynamic, charismatic, and electable would show up. Alas, Ronald Reagan is dead. So instead, we get Mitt Romney.
He was by no means my first choice. That would have been Gary Johnson, before he fled to the Libertarian nomination. He believes in a lot of what I do: Reforming the tax code, auditing the Federal Reserve, school choice, standing up for Israel if they are attacked, reforming entitlements so the whole thing doesn't go bust, and creating a business-friendly environment so the economy can prosper. But there was no room for him, because there were other parts of his message that offended Republicans.
So instead, I'll be voting for Mitt. And so will a lot of other people who aren't in love with him. It isn't perfect, but it could be worse.
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