Saturday, July 4, 2015

Must be making the gun grabber's toes curl - gotta love it!!!

A chain of franchised restaurants in Arkansas and Louisiana, Chicken Express,  announced  that any customer that displayed a current and valid Concealed Handgun License on the 4th of July would eat free!

Liberals started to scream....

So... Concealed Handgun License instructors made a second offer - anybody who eats at Chicken Express on July 4th, and shows their receipt, will get a 25% discount on CHL training. 
Liberals started to froth at the mouth ....  and sales went up!

Even the very liberal Walter Mondale once said: "Gun bans don't disarm criminals, gun bans attract them!"

Friday, July 3, 2015

There is Independence and then there is ....... 'in dependence"!

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Barry's correct, unfortunately. Thanks to his anti-employment, "spread the wealth" policies we now have the lowest workforce participation rate since 1977, and over 93 million people who aren't in the work force(and, of course, don't even exist as far as unemployment calculations are concerned). And who knows, maybe a lot of them really do believe that the 4th is "in dependence" day. That's certainly what their voteswould indicate.

But those worries are for another time. For now, let's forget our troubles, fly the flag, quaff a cold beer, and celebrate this glorious holiday with family, friends, and many flags!

Many thanks to Stilton Jarlsberg for this and other great contributions to the eye wakening of America.

Schizophrenia is a Greek word, how appropriate!

Over the last few years, I have often chuckled at our American political polls. For example ..this very day, a check at RealClearPolitics.com will show that President Obama has a 46.1% approval rating -- but at the same time 60.5% of those same people polled think the country is on the wrong track. Huh?

And so it goes as well in Greece this weekend where they are having a national referendum on the very future of the country. More than 80% of the Greeks want to stay in the Euro bloc. But the same polls show that 43% will vote NO Sunday (against the austerity measures necessary to stay in the Euro community) and only 42.5% poll YES......  If the vote turns out that way, they will be out of the Euro community, back on the Drachma, and facing bankruptcy from the gob'mint down to the local banks and tavernas.

Here is a link to a Bloomberg Business report just released yesterday -- it's lengthy but if you are short of time just scroll down to the charts and graphs. They are clear, concise and spell disaster..........

And perhaps an early peek at what Puerto Rico, Illinois, Chicago, and California are facing in the near future and what this nation may be facing in the not-to-distant future......


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

One word - DISGUSTING

Now don't get me wrong, Partners, I may be retired military, but I'm not old enough to have fought the battle of Iwo Jima - where 6,000 good Americans died - but I sure know disgusting when I see it!  And this gay power picture goes to the head of the class!
Words fail me for a caption that is printable!
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Monday, June 29, 2015

How can Hellary still even be in the mix?

Political Cartoons by Gary McCoy

I guess it all depends on what the meaning of "Pro" in Quid Pro Quo is!!

A whole new field of litigation -- Drone warfare!

In Modesto California, a feller was visiting his parents and while there, decided to give his very sophisticated, multi-propellered drone a flight around the property. A neighbor thought it might be a CIA drone so he shot it down with a shotgun... and then the fun began......

Here is a bit of the story as told by Arstechnica... I am amazed by the politeness in the e-mail exchange....

While we’ve heard of consumer drones getting in the way of commercial airliners and obstructing firefighting operations, we haven’t heard of many drones being shot out of the sky by a neighbor. But according to one drone pilot, that's exactly what occurred in Modesto, California on November 28, 2014.
That day, Eric Joe skipped Black Friday lines and instead went home to visit his parents. During the afternoon, Joe flew what he described to Ars as a homemade hexacopter drone. His aerial device hovered low and moved slow, logging just three and a half minutes of flight time in total.
Then, bang. A loud boom rang out over the neighboring walnut trees. Growing up on a farm, Joe instantly recognized the sound as a 12-gauge shotgun. The unknown shooter hit his apparent target in a single attempt, and Joe soon watched his drone fall from the sky.
"When I went out to go find it, I saw him come out shotgun-in-hand," Joe told Ars by phone on Thursday. The man found himself face-to-face with his parents’ neighbor, Brett McBay.
"I asked: ‘Did you shoot that thing?’ He said, ‘Yeah, did we get it?’"
Joe claimed that McBay said: "I thought it was a CIA surveillance device." No matter the reason, the drone pilot wanted to resolve this encounter quickly and civilly ("I didn't want to get argumentative with a guy with a shotgun," Joe said). He went back inside and inspected the aircraft. It wouldn't be flying again. Later that evening, the two men exchanged e-mails.
Joe started the conversation:
For the rest of the story, click here.
Meanwhile, lawyers across the country and in the law schools must be cramming for this innovative new field of civil lawsuits... politicians must be lining up to write new legislation, and civil service workers in various agencies must be burning the midnight oil to create new regulations.....  

Friday, June 26, 2015

Just in case you didn't know..........

I'm sure that the politically edjumacated readers of this blog have seen the video of the Community Leader currently occupying the Oval Orifice as he put down the heckler at his little White House social..  But just in case you weren't aware:

1. The guests were invited representatives of the LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transgender/queer) community. 
2. The heckler was Jennicet Gutierrez, an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT who had been invited and escorted into the party by White House security staff.
3. When Obamanation chastised her for heckling in HIS house, while eating HIS hor d'oeuvres, and drinking HIS drinks.. he was speaking of OUR HOUSE, and taxpayer paid hors d'oeuvres and beverages paid for by we the tax payers. A mere slip of the tongue on his part. of course. 

Senorita Gutierrez just happened to have an Op-ed piece all prepared for the next mornings issue of the Washington Blade, which is apparently the NY Times of the lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transgender/queer community in this nation.  I won't link you to it because it says nothing new... free all the illegal trannies currently being held by Immigration or something.

I've about run out of words to say on this subject, but if you skipped or missed it, you might want to read my entry just a couple of items down regarding 'Tyranny of the Minorities".

BTW = How does a person who is in this country ILLEGALLY get a personal invitation to a cocktail party at the White House without being apprehended for being in this country illegally?  Does the law mean nothing anymore in this country?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If you can't stand on your record...... attack with sound bites....

With all the noise coming from the Libtards Democrats this week regarding the Battle Flag of Virginia -- I think they really are totally ignorant of  American history ---  I won't argue or belabor the point -- you can find out for yourself, but here are a few indisputable facts:

1. The Republican Party fought slavery and was the party that brought it to and end through the Civil war.
2.  For a hundred years, the Dims fought to keep the Blacks from voting and kept the Jim Crow laws active in the South to keep the Blacks 'in their place'.
3.. The GOP was the Party that finally got the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed.
4. When the Dixiecrats racists broke away from the Dim party and then returned to the main stream parties after 1964 -- this is how the segregationist Dixiecrats rejoined....

Dixiecrats who remained Democrats after 1964

Orville Faubus

Benjamin Travis Laney


John Stennis


James Eastland


Allen Ellender


Russell Long


John Sparkman


John McClellan

Richard Russell

Herman Talmadge


George Wallace


Lester Maddox


John Rarick


Robert Byrd


Al Gore, Sr.


Bull Connor  (our favorite liberal sheriff)



Dixiecrats who became Republicans after 1964:

Strom Thurmond

Miles Godwin


That pretty well sums it up, doesn't it? And as an afterthought, the Dims have controlled Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago and more cities for years -- they sure have a record for elevating the status of the Black citizens of those cities, don't they!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

STOP THE PRESSES!!!!

I just read that 14 brands of bottled water have been recalled due to possible E.coli bacteria at the spring source.  

Can't you just see tomorrow's headlines? 

'THOUSANDS OF MILLENNIALS FAINT FROM DEHYDRATION - DO NOT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE A PUBLIC DRINKING FOUNTAIN!'


A story told in two parts.....


Usually, when a journalist or investigative reporter uncovers a chink in the federal (or any) government's operation, the department scurries to correct the mission.  But not in this case....

Last August,  James O'Keefe, investigator, producer of PROJECT VERITAS (remember the ACORN prostitute scandals they  uncovered?) released a video showing just how porous our Southern Border is.  He even video-taped himself wading across the border wearing an Osama Bin Laden disguise -- untouched, undetected, and unseen by the Border Patrol even though it was in full daylight.

Here is a brief clip of that video;



Now, almost a year later -- what do you suppose U.S. Customs & Border Patrol agents have done to correct these problems....?  If you answered any of the common sense, expected, reasonable answers....  you flunked the quiz!

Embedded image permalinkWhat U.S. Customs did do was ...... mark a big X on O'Keefe's passport to guarantee that he will be detained every time he returns to the USA from abroad... at any airport -- not just the Southern Border.


 Yessirreebob! That'll teach those infernal investigative reporters to keep their noses out of the Fed's bid'ness. Here's more to O'Keefe's story.. stay tuned. 




Monday, June 22, 2015

What the heck is going on in our country?

Think about it a minute -- the Congress has abdicated it's responsibility and turned legislative and regulatory responsibility to the Executive branch. Both the Congress and the Executive branches have turned over their collective legislative and executive responsibilities to the Judicial branch.... 

What? You don't believe me? Even as I type, the entire nation waits, with hat in hand, for the Supremes to announce whether or not the Fifty sovereign states must let guys marry guys and gals marry gals. Turning 240 years of American law on it's head..  Even worse - it isn't even the Nine justices -- after all we know that four will go each way depending on their personal liberal/conservative beliefs ... not on the Constitution. that leaves one justice - one person in a black gown - who will make this momentous decision for the 325 million of us. 

Still have doubts? This same court is about to announce whether the words in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mean what they say. Nothing to be interpreted.... but still, these nine justices will be the arbiters of the simple English language. And, based on Chief Justice Robert's tortured twist into a tax law last time - there is no telling what will come forth ...

And it's not limited to the Supreme Court. A Guatemalan citizen and her daughter entered the USA illegally. When apprehended she was placed in a center while her taxpayer paid attorneys worked on her case. There she resided for a year. 

Federal Judge Theodore McKee

After a year, ICE deported the illegal alien, flying her back to Guatemala at our taxpayer's expense. but STOP! The Clinton appointed liberal chief judge (pictured) of the 3rd District Federal Appeals Court takes umbrage with this action because nobody said 'May I' or something.. and ORDERS ICE TO GO TO GUATEMALA, FIND THE ILLEGAL ALIEN AND BRING HER BACK TO THE USA UNTIL HE DECIDES WHAT HER FATE WILL BE!

Please don't misunderstand.. I'm not arguing the merits of any of these cases.. I am merely questioning 'WHO THE HELL IS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY?"

If States want to pass laws legalizing gay marriage - that's their bid'ness.
If Congress wants to amend the ACA to correct the subsidy problem, that's their bid'ness. 
And if Congress wants to pass a law that says that any domestically abused housewife or husband IN THE WORLD can claim refuge in the USA - that too, is their business. 

Pretty soon we are going to be like some of those European and Muslim countries where the judges make the rules as well as enforce them. Is that what we want?

{p.s.: If you want to read a super weak resume for a federal judge, just Google Judge Theodore McKee!}

ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, I NEED HELP!!!!

I either need 'Scotty to beam me up' out of this lost planet, or I need 'Alice to lead me back to the real side of the looking glass'!

New president of the US Conference of Mayors
There are many cities in this nation. Many of these cities are well run, busy, safe cities to live in and led by qualified hard working mayors.  And then there is Baltimore - running amok, running riot, burning, looting, racially tense, mismanaged, poorly budgeted, and in a death spiral --- Baltimore and it's hapless (and that's being kind) mayor -  Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

You remember her - she stood her police department down to let 'the folks riot and loot' to release their tensions or something... Well, guess what, Partners... today she was elected and sworn in as PRESIDENT OF THE US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS!!!!

Yep, that national organization that was created to share ideas and plans to make every city a better place decided that of all the mayors in the USA, Ms Rawlings-Blake should be their chosen leader. I'm surprised they didn't choose her predecessor, Sheila Blake, who resigned as mayor after being convicted of embezzlement...... opening the chair for Rawlings-Blake to step into without election.  Strange town with strange laws - Baltimore!

LORD LUV A DUCK!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

And it's about time!!!!

The Army has their Special Forces, the Navy has their SEALS, and the Marines have their MARSOC! Say what?

Imagine the young officer or old Gunnery Sergeant trying to push his Marine troops over a hill and shouting, 'C'mon you Marine Special Operations Command troops - up and at 'em!"

I was pleased (and surprised) to see that the Marine Corps have restored the RAIDERS  name and logo from it's post World War II resting place. The Marine Raiders were a force to be feared  ... and I think that some towel headed terrorists in this world will fear them again! For more, click here, meanwhile,

GO RAIDERS!!




[p.s. - the reason I said I was surprised at this reactivation of this historic name is that I didn't think it would be possible in this PC era led by the metro-sexual in the Oval office...     OOOH RAH!!!  ]

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bid'ness as usual......

Had a few technical problems this week with my PC, as well as a couple of medical ones... thanks for coming back. 

Today is Friday, 'news dump day' in White House parlance - but they ain't  dumping much news this week. Matter of fact they seem plumb reticent to point out that Michelle Antoinette is on a Euro shopping spree with the girls and her regular posse of hangers on,  on your tax dimes (hundreds of thousands of your tax dimes)..... England first and now Italy 

Meanwhile, not to let the wife have a larger carbon footprint, Obamanation finished his pious remarks and then grabbed his clubs.... or rather. had his private secret service agent grab his clubs.... and jetted off to California on Air Force One to spend an hour with some Hollywoodies who paid $33,000 each to be present for that hour -- They all agreed that guns are terrible and no citizen should own one .... as they sat there surrounded by armed secret service agents and left in their limos with their private, armed bodyguards and chauffeurs. 

Then - back on Air Force One for a weekend of golf ..... not to worry about ISIS, PUTIN, GUNS, or Michelles spending tab in Europe.....................

What was that phrase Nero used? Oh yes..
                                                La Dolce Vita !!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Two of Sunday's best -- you decide!

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Number #1

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Number #2

Follow the bouncing ball -- till you fall out of your chair!



Okay - here's the drill, Partners...

- The President of the United States is the chief executive officer for the nation. 
- The Dept of Justice is subordinate to and works for the POTUS.
- Inside DOJ their exists a department called COPS (Community Oriented              Policing Services)
- COPS is headed by a former police chief named Ronald Davis. 
-This same Ronald Davis has just issued the following insane, inane statement about how police can 'prevent' themselves from shooting suspects:

“Police need to stop chasing down suspects, hopping fences and landing on top of someone with a gun. When they do that, they have no choice but to shoot.”
"Yes folks, you read that correctly. Police need to stop chasing people who have guns. What should they do? Ask them nicely to lay on the ground? Perhaps sit them down for a nice cup of tea and a biscuit and talk about their feelings?
Good luck getting the public to understand this charming piece of advice. “Sorry ma’am I couldn’t chase after your son’s killer because I’m not supposed to do that anymore because I could end up hurting him.”
Police, for all their flaws and shortcomings, exist to protect us. That’s what they do, day in and day out. They aren’t any more perfect than the rest of us, but they sure do try.
So instead of supporting them and giving them the tools they need to fight crime, our all-knowing federal government has decided that police shouldn’t chase criminals.
This is absolutely despicable. President Barack Obama’s DOJ is indicative of everything that is wrong with the federal government under this president. This policy will only cost police their lives and put Americans in danger.
Share this everywhere. We need to remember this in 2016 when we elect our next president. We need someone who will respect police, not spit on them for doing their job."
Pass the word --  (for more click here)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tyranny of the minorities .......

As I recall from my world history lessons..... ancient Greece fell because it became a pure democracy..... that is to say - a tyranny of the majority. (Sounds like California with their petitioned elections on weird propositions, doesn't it?)

In any event, in a pure democracy - the majority discovers real quick that if they stick together as a group, they can demand and get what ever they want. The nation's wealth, gob'mint handouts, short hours, long pay... you get the picture. 

Well here in the good ole' USA, we are still (barely) a Democratic Republic. So there are some limitations to the power of the majority. But what we have evolved into is a nation that is being dragged around by the tyranny of the minorities.  Think I'm wrong?

Think about this, Gays, lesbians and Trannies, make up about 1.9% of our population. But to look at news headlines, parades, protests, court cases and legislation in the fifty states plus congress... one would swear that there millions more of them out there. The entire nation waits this week with baited breath to see what the Supreme Court of the land is going to say about gay marriage. 

Americans of African descent comprise only 12.9% of the population, but every school, public housing, university, police department or other hiring agency has to either drop their testing standards to make it easier for this minority or give them affirmative action points to move them up the educational and management ladders. Again, the daily roar is long and loud - much louder than the 12.9% that it should be. 

Again, only 2.4% of Americans identify themselves as atheist... yet every public place, park, meeting must yield to their loud protests regarding any mention of God, the Ten Commandments, or other religious icons. If you lump in agnostics or those who simply choose not to think that there is a supreme deity, the number grows closer to 30% --- but we don't hear much from that other 24%.  They just quietly live their lives and let others live theirs.     

Finally - let's look at Americans of Hispanic heritage -- about 16% and rising fast. Protests, illegal entry into the country, flag burning, Che Tee shirts -- La Raza party -- all fighting for headlines and importance beyond their true place.  And all insisting on special treatment and perks. And getting them!

On the other hand, about 5% of our citizens are Asians.... a group discriminated against because they put on their man pants, go to work, push their children into good educational opportunities, and succeed at far greater rates than do these other minority groups or even main stream, melting pot Americans. There are elite schools in this free nation that actually limits the number of Asian-Americans they allow in their hallowed halls. I hear no Asian screams across the land. 

Tomorrow, when you watch the news on TV, read the paper, or surf through the blogs........  mentally total up the amount of space given to these minority groups in all the noise of that news --- I think you'll be shocked to find out that  America is currently living in a 'Tyranny of the minorities'......    

Let me leave you with this thought for Flag Day....... Since the McCain-Kennedy Immigration Act was passed - the numbers of Middle East and African Muslims entering this country has turned from a trickle to a river. With their militant ways, money, and organizations and Mosques across the land -- they will be tomorrows vocal minority - insisting on Sharia law, their own crime and punishment system, special privileges for their members, and...      Oh OH --- they already are, aren't they!!!                 

           

Friday, June 12, 2015

Color me clueless --

Just when I begin to think that I understand the workings of the minds of those elected folks we send to Washington ====

A Bill is set forth which would grant Obamanation carte blanche, fast track authority to proceed with the secret trade bill his minions have been working on for six years --- and here is where I get confused --- the Republicans are for it, and his own Dem's are against granting him such authority.

I understand he deigned to go down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capital Building to twist arms and that his former water carrier, Nancy Pelosi told him to hit the road and take his trade agreement with him. 

I even heard that for the first time, he just happened to drop in on the annual congressional baseball game - with beer for the winners.  What a nice feller, I wasn't sure he knew who or what congressmen are. 

Breaking news --- The Bill was defeated in the House by the House Democratic resounding opposition...  whoops... as Henry Cuellar (D) TX said about Obamantion's last minute visit and cheerleading; “I wish there had been much better outreach,”

Good news at last....

The Supreme Court of the State of Iowa has just ruled that.........   a citizen has the right to be drunk on their own front porch. 

"It's my porch - and I'll get drunk if I want to!" 
Apparently a young lady had a fight with her boyfriend - called police -- who came to break it up. They smelled alcohol on her breath, tested her and she blew a 0.267%!! Three times the legal limit for DWI!

So they cited her for drunk and disorderly in a public place.. she was convicted and appealed. Now, two years later - - she gets her justice...  The court ruled:
"declaring the front steps of a private residence not a public place if the homeowner hasn't invited the general public to be there."

Good on them --- the line between the Bill of Rights and the gob'mint forces has become dimmer and dimmer -- maybe this will leave a brighter line!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

About that next post-----

It always pleases your ole' host when I get 24 hours ahead of the rest of the media/blogging world....    The Dims putting all their race horse money on Hellary has been bugging me - and that's why yesterday I posted that entry below regarding 'eggs in one basket'.

Today - one day later - lo and behold, here comes a great Daniel Greenfield piece from Frontpagemag.com, expressing the same surprise and dismay regarding the Dim nominee race....

"It’s fashionable for the media to mock the “clown car” of the Republican presidential primary field. And it’s true that the Republican Party is burdened with a surplus of overqualified candidates with name recognition; successful governors, smart young senators and even a celebrated surgeon and CEO.
Meanwhile the Democratic Party’s “inevitable” candidate is inevitably generating financial scandals faster than her husband generated his inevitable sex scandals.
Competing against her is Senator Bernie Sanders who is currently discussing 90 percent tax rates and why he believes women want to be raped. His winning campaign slogan is “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants when children are hungry in this country.”
Please click here to read the rest of his thoughts on the Dim Self Destruction Plan!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I am not a Democrat, nor have I ever played one on TV, but......


.....I have to wonder just where the Dims are this year. They are not stupid. Misguided yes, but stupid? No. Or else they wouldn't win so many elections. All of which brings me to my question today --- Although Hellary certainly qualifies as Egg Shaped -- why are the Dims putting all their eggs in a leaky basket labelled 'Hillary Clinton'. 

She has more political IED's hanging over her head then the road to Baghdad had by the side of the road. Anyone of which could blow up on any given day and convince even the Yellow Dog Dims that vote in the primaries... that she is a bad risk.  I won't repeat her lackluster resume, or even her feckless four years as Secretary of State. I won't repeat the list of crimes and potential crimes with which she and Bubba have been tied.  Nope....

I'm simply gonna ask - 'With 65 million Democrats out there in America - why are they putting all their money on Hellary?"  If she blows herself out of the water in the next 15 months, or falls on her head again, where does that leave the Dims next year? 

The New England Socialist Senator, the former gob'nor of the Peoples Republic of Maryland (and Baltimore mayor), who is renown for his rain tax.  That's it the whole list as of today!  Last minute heroes are popular in fiction -- but who is the last minute back up for Hellary?  Moonbeam Brown in Cailifornia? Nah.  Jim Webb, retired senator? Too moderate, Mr Cuomo of NY.. who may soon be indicted? Don't think so. 

Political talking heads giggle in their seats about the platoon of GOP candidates -- but as the sifting evolves - the best Republican man/woman candidate may indeed be standing at this time next year!!

BTW, I have a strong opinion of who that candidate might just be in the current field - but will save that for another day....

Monday, June 8, 2015

Facts and Rumors

The facts. Ma'am, just the facts....   "Yes, an elementary school teacher did reward some good kids with candy in their Williamson West Virginia grade school. And yes it's also true that West Virginia kids, like kids everywhere, love a surprise treat!:

The Rumors: It's only a rumor that the schools Director of Child Nutrition, Kay Maynard wears a swastika on her arm band when she calls the West Virginia Department of Education to report incidents like this. It's also only a rumor (I reckon) that Michelle Antoinette Obama was never elected to office nor appointed to an official office in charge of the Children's Gustatory Gestapo.

The Facts: The teacher performing this heinous act could have faced a hefty fine, but the local school board decided to back off when they found that the elementary school kids were collecting their pennies to contribute toward any fine that might be imposed!


Final Rumor: Michelle Antoinette Obama, upon hearing of this egregious behavior shouted, "Off with her head!" And wanted to make the whole class eat a raw turnip along with the evil teacher!


Pop Quiz: What is this 21st Century Version of the National Socialist German Workers Party doing to this country? And what more do they intend to do?

A matter of definitions ----

It seems like every newspaper item, columnist's essay, and byline seems to hinge on the war between liberals, progressives vs conservatives, Tea Partiers. Despite a million arguments on both sides, I haven't seen anyone from one side of the ledger leap over to the other side.  (well, I'll give              a half point, because she seems to be slowly moving right as she matures. 

Anyway, I thought I would go to Merriam-Webster to get the formal definition of each group - to see if there is any common ground. Alas, not even a Google researched definition of these terms is constant -- there seem to be as many different definitions as there are dictionaries.... so, I ended up just taking the abbreviated Google definitions.  After all this blog isn't called Political Science 401!!!

  1. liberalism definition. In the twentieth century, a viewpoint or ideology associated with free political institutions and religious toleration, as well as support for a strong role of government in regulating capitalism and constructing the welfare state.
  1. Progressivism is a broad philosophy based on the Idea of Progress, which asserts that advancement in science, technology, economic development, and social organization are vital to improve the human condition.
conservatism definition. A general preference for the existing order of 

society, and an opposition to efforts to bring about sharp change. 

The Tea Party movement is an American political movement known for its conservative positions and its role in the Republican Party ("GOP"). It demands a reduction in the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit by reducing government spending and taxes.

Now, having read these four definitions several times -- I see very little in common between any of the four groups - and certainly don't find them interchangable on the Left or the Right.  Liberals are not Progressives even if they hide under that banner, and Conservatives are not Tea Partiers of the far right. 

If I was playing that famous word play game where you have to shout out a word as soon as a word is given to you, I guess my results would look something like:

Liberal --------- Nanny State
Progressive--- Big Gob'mint
Conservative- Constitutionalist
Tea Partier---- Least gob'mint

If these don't fit your definitions, share your thoughts in the comments section below -- 


Sunday, June 7, 2015

You heard the report this week.......


Obamanation's TSA hoodlums were so busy grabbing your MeMaw's crotch and your grandaughers 'no touch' parts - that undercover agents sailed through their security with 96% of all the weapons and bombs they could carry!  
Makes ya' proud - don't it!

What went around, comes around.....

Bunny Kimba
I realize that title isn't the way you remember that expression - but bear with me a minute. 

Time was, when the failure of our public schools was blamed not on teachers or administrators, but on the fact that the public schools had to accept every kid under 16, whether they wanted to learn or not. So - the schools were forced to teach to the lowest level in the classroom. 

Well, a federal judge in NY City, has just upped the ante (her name will be familiar) and declared that the teachers themselves should be selected from the lowest level of the applicant.  Apparently New York, has a couple of general, high school level knowledge tests that they administer to new teacher applicants. Really complicated stuff - like showing them four paragraphs from the Constitution and asking them which paragraph describes the three sections of gob'mint.  You know = really high tech stuff.

Apparently, Hispanic and black applicants haven't done as well on these tests as have the white applicants.  "Aha!" shouts Judge Kimba Wood, as she brings down her gavel and declares the test to be racist and discriminatory and throws out the results. 'Besides factual knowledge, the test also checks basic academic skills, such as reading comprehension and the ability to read basic charts and graphs.'

So now, NY City must no longer test basic knowledge skills in teacher applicants and worse, it would appear that all of those who failed the test over the years may be able to sue for back pay because they weren't hired. Can you say "Million$$$" Partners. The new levels in New York are: "Hire the lowest level applicant and have them teach to the lowest level in the classroom."  Sounds like a formula for success doesn't it?

Now then, I mentioned that the Judgette, Kimba might be familiar to you - she is the Federal Judge that Bubba Clinton tried to appoint to the Attorney General position but was dropped like a hot potato when it was discovered that she employed an illegal alien as a house maid. Her brief (pun intended) as a Bunny in a London Playboy Club apparently played no negative part, nor did her quarter dozen husbands..  fortunately for her - once you get a seat on that Federal Bench - it's your forever..... (more if you ain't already mad enough)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

D-=Day Thoughts.....



D Day - Normandy Beach
I was doing a little D Day research this morning and the thought occurred to me - With only a short break every now and then, It seems like we (USA) has been at some kind of war since I was born. So I Googled --- it's mind boggling!!! You ain't gonna believe it.
Since the Revolutionary war, the USA has been at war (including Indian wars, et al) 214 out of 235 calendar years of existence. That would be 93% of all the years since 1776 (and includes the Revolutionary war.
I told you it was mind boggling --
Here is a Google link to a list of them all, Victories, Defeats, and Draws. It's quite a list.
The sadder part is - the 21st century doesn't look like much improvement!
Gives you lots to think about -- what is.... what might have been...... what might still be....

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday 'good'ns' from Stilton Jarlsberg

First a pictorial comment on Obamanation's Trans Pacific Trade Agreement that he wants Congress to approve without reading:

And then a look behind the scene at European leadership's opinion of Barry's opinion! 


Have a Happy Friday Evening folks - and keep your powder dry!!

Cathing up....

Well Partners,  I've been AWOL for a couple days catching up on some personal medical stuff.  Glad to be back --- Let me see if I can summarize some of the more interesting headlines I've missed talking about

1. The Chicagoland community organizer currently embarrassingly occupying the Oval Orifice, you know, the feller that was given the Nobel Peace prize for not accomplishing anything = has scored another coup!  Yep, he has brought the Jews and the Arabs together to discuss pacts, peace and self defense. His mishandling of the Islamic Terrorist group known commonly as the Islamic State of Iran --- has joined the political and regal heads of state of Israel and Saudi Arabia arm in arm in Arms to defend against a common foe. Wonder if Nobel will want his demeaned coin back? 

2. Julian Castro, who's claim to political fame was a couple of two year terms as Mayor of San Antonio TX, ($4K per year) has his friends throwing his hat at Hellary Clinton demanding he be placed on her short list for VEEP! That's just what this country needs right now -- a 70 year old president that keeps falling on her head when under pressure and a VEEP one heartbeat away who thinks that being the son of a Saul Alinsky protegee (and having a Mexican surname) is sufficient resume for choosing him.  Apparently some of her senior advisers have quietly told him where to stick that hat! Shucks his experience makes Sara Palin look like a world statesmen (woman) in comparison when Johnny Mac picked her. 
3 Gob'nor Rick Perry (my favorite dark horse in this GOP primary stampede) came oat of the gate in spot #11 with a good old fashion, positive, upbeat announcement speech. Surrounded by true American heroes who are not just cardboard cutouts behind and beside him. Should be interesting.  
Unfortunately, Jeb Bush (formerly known as Gentleman Jeb) decided to step on Rick's announcement by using the day to announce his announcement later this month. 

4. And of course, topping the news, more important than the sagging GNP, employment numbers and increased gains by ISIS (who BhO sez we are whupping... more important than all that is that Caitlain Jenner, formerly known as Bruce the Swift,  has apparently found a $100 million to create yet another trash reality show to fill TV land with. Watch out Kordashians --- you may be too straight for TV.

Now I got to go find an apt cartoon you haven't seen and place it above.....  Thanks for dropping by....

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What's up with this?

I may be just a back sliding Methodist -- but I don't think I'm ready for a political sloganeering POPE!   He is not a scientist, a politician, nor a meteorologist... I think he ought to stick to counting his gold chalices and stay out of provenances beyond his ken!!!
Yo Pope~~ either way I think it's above your pay grade!!