Sunday, October 19, 2014

Not to worry -- our Community Organizer has it together!

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There is absolutely NO truth that after swapping spit with the nurses, they went out to play golf and eat cheeseburgers, neglecting their jobs, responsibilities and patients!   At least Obamanation din't mention it in his brief comments!

I am aghast.........AGHAST - I tell you!!!

Yesterday, Saturday, the Supreme Court of the United States of America actually let stand, a Texas Voter ID law!

Despite the protestations of the Dims, the race baiters and of course the three liberal wimmen in black dresses, Ginzberg, Sotomayor (the wise latina) and Kagan ---  the majority rejected an emergency request to stay a Federal Appeals Court's ruling to allow the law to stand when early voting begins tomorrow (Monday)

By way of background, the justice department shopped around and found Federal
District Judge Nelva Gozales Ramos (an Obamanation appointee) who found our Texas law an 'unconstitutional burden' on the voters.

With seven forms of acceptable approved ID's --- it only took the 5th Court of Appeals five days to overturn her ruling....   that's like a lightning strike in usual court plodding pleadings...

Just imagine, it now takes the same amount of identification to vote in Texas, as it takes to cash a check, board a plane....  or.... enter a federal court house!!!   

Imagine that!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This would be funny if it wasn't true --- and representative of our Federal Gob'mint!

The Washington Free Beacon reports on $39,643,352 tax dollars that the National Institute of Health (NIH) could have spent on Ebola Vaccine research --- but was spent instead on "obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine"

Million$ on 'why fat girls can't get dates", "how to get elders to join choirs" "why gay men get syphilis in Peru"..   and on it goes...

Here, read the article for yourself, but put down your coffee mug and pick up your barf bag first!

Ask yourself this question before you vote next week......

I can't add to that bit of wisdom!!

(Thanx and a tip O' the Stetson to my ole Vet pal Russ from Utah for sharing this with me)

Hot Damn!! "America's to blame!" and I love it......

The Global edition of Chinese Business News headlines today that:

"Venezuela blames U.S for global oil price slump"

Presidente Nicolas Maduro is not a happy camper apparently -- they and all the OPEC nations plus Mad Vlads Russian Bear oil companies were enjoying the flow of billions of bucks for their $100+ per barrel of oil.....   now us pesky Americans have increased production multifold through shale oil extraction and is driving the price down!!!!..

Woe Woe Woe --So now those countries without oil in their backyard will not have to pay the blackmail prices of the last few years....  Germany, Japan, Mexico and more, will enjoy the benefits that flow with reasonable prices ---   

Not to mention Americans at the gas pumps across the nation! 

El Presidente` is also miffed that OPEC refuses to cut supplies in an effort to raise prices back to their previous levels  - and called for a special meeting of the players to stabilize raise international oil prices. 

Good luck with that fellow!   

Who knows, with a change in the personnel in our White House and Senate, we might even get gob'mint backing for increasing production even more!  How about that Keystone Oil pipe line flowing down to the Gulf, maybe?  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fed chair speaks - Public comments...

This morning, in a prepared speech,  the Fed Chair Yellen commented that she thought that wealth distribution in in this country is unfair..  too much at the top -- too little at the bottom.  Naturally, being a lock step Dim, she fails to mention why there are so many at the bottom of the income ladder...    but saying it better than I, was commenter - Gungy, who in the best comment I've seen this week, said:

"The top 5% controls 2 thirds of all assets? So what. Why do libs always focus on the top percentage while avoiding the major causes of the bottom 5,6,10,20%??? Take one person who sticks in school, rolls up their sleeves and works their butt off who pursues a career path, gets skilled, accomplishments along the way, works the long hours, studies in the books long after the sun sets and ends up blazes trails. ===> NOW --- take another person who drops out of high school and decides to take the easy path in life. Knows nothing, has no skills, can barely speak proper English and can't write worth a damn. Skates through their 20's and now sits back and screams how life is so unfair and the rich need to pair (sic) their fair share. To that person, I say 

Happy Friday Morning.......

Well, Well, what a week this has been!  ISIS terrorism grows, Ebola terror grows, WH & CDC incompetence shows....     What a wonderful world we live in....   I tried to come up with a cheerful Friday Morning metaphor for the week, and believe I found it....  our message to the people this week is:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Thursday morning open question......

Little Al in his secure sanitary studio!

Jesse in his natural environment in Dallas
behind the (sanitized) microphones
Last week, when Ebola Patient Duncan died in Dallas, Race Baiter in Charge, Jesse Jackson flew to the scene... or at least to the cameras near the scene to claim that racial discrimination in the health care provided caused Mr Duncan's death...   (he of course said it longer and louder than I just did)

This week, MSNBC's Chief Race Hustler, Al Sharpton started denigrating (can I use that word here?) all Americans who would find any imperfection with the way the Administration, the CDC or the Towel Attendant in the US Senate Restrooms, have been handling this whole Ebola clusterfark.

Here is my Thursday morning question:   Has anybody out there spotted either Jackson or Sharpton at JFK boarding an international flight to Liberia to visit their people, and try to determine how they could help..... with their money, with fund raisers, with publicity, with positive thinking?

No?..... my my, I am surprised!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Best political joke from a non-candidate of the week!

The Yin - Yang of 2016....

YIN?  -  YANG?

The crazy, insane, unpatriotic, roller-coaster, incompetent, uncaring, self-serving, irresponsible (did I miss anything) leadership these last six years in the Oval office.. the heads of many federal agencies, and the Senate Majority leader......  has got to make one wonder???????????

Will the 120 million voters in 2016 sort their way through the Yin-Yang world we are living with and pull the Yin lever...... or push the Yang lever in that next federal election.

If the GOP settles on another moderate, Romney (who is looking pretty damned good in my hindsight mirror), Jeb Bush, Huckleberry, or Christi ==  will the conservative Republican voters get off the hands they were sitting on in 2012 and get out and vote.... or will they suck their thumbs and whine. And let the Dims bring in somebody to polish Obamanation's abominations for another eight years? 

Obviously, yours truly hopes that the Republican Country Club Set can reach an accord with the Republican Conservative Tea Party set....   but more than that, I hope that if no compromise candidate is reached -- ALL REPUBLICANS will go to the polls and attempt to preserve this Nation for our grand children!!

The Dims have their 47 million locked in voters that receive gob'mint benefits -- the GOP has about the same number of die hard entrepreneurial, hard working, patriotic voters to support the Republican candidate --- so the question becomes........ what do those other 26 million voters do -- Yin or Yang?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It only gets worse folks...

I read the other day that our Community Organizer that currently occupies the White House gave a speech the other night disparaging those evil millionaire Republicans...   He diin't want us to realize that he gave the speech at a $32.000 (yep Thirty-Two Thousand American Dollars)  per plate dinner being hosted by a Hollywoody Billionaire...  

But it gets worse folks,
Pay up, Sucka's!!!!

Today I read that Hellary, her ownself, on Monday night at a UNLV foundation fund raiser raised her voice in protest and opined that we need to do more to ensure that our youngsters can earn college degrees without being buried in debt!!   

Oh, did I mention that her speaking fee was $225,000 (yes, Two Hundred Twenty Five Thousand American Dollars for a forty minute speech) at a fund raiser which grossed only $235,000. Any of you in debt college grads want to figure out what the UNLV Foundation's net profit was?

By the way - I am told that the UNLV's student tuition's are being raised by 20%!!!!   

Nuff said?

Monday, October 13, 2014

This is hysterical .....

I hate to just copy and paste a post without comment -- but Stilton's latest cartoon needs no intro from moi!!!!  Please take the time to read the copy --- it's hard hitting but hilarious!!

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Per our previously stated goal of sharing good news on Fridays, Hope n' Change is delighted to point out that our first lady has never looked younger, more vibrant, or more beautiful than she does right now...unless you accidentally see her in person. But what are the odds of that?

No, like millions of other Americans standing in grocery store checkout lines clutching their EBT cards, you'll be seeing Michelle grinning at you from the cover of Redbook magazine - even if you can't initially guess who the hell that cute 25-year old is (Halle Berry's sister, maybe...?)

The before and after pictures above were taken within days of one another, rather underscoring the miraculous transformation. The first was at an event where Michelle was speaking to sick youngsters at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (see? We're reporting good news!) and thoughtfully she did something severe and unexplainable with her hair to give it sort of a chemo-chic look to help fit in with the sick kids. And that was a very, very nice thing to do.

And in fairness, she might have been feeling a little haggard because, in her remarks, she said "it can be hard" living with the president - a sentiment with which we wholeheartedly agree!

In her subsequent Redbook picture, the first lady has grown a remarkably full head ofremarkably straight hair in a remarkably short time, her chin has narrowed to a point, she's shed about 40 pounds, and her smiling face is as unlined as a mirror from which her husband, in his younger and less serious days, had vigorously snorted cocaine. 

But besides looking glamorous, the first lady also has a very, very important cover story called "Help Our Female Veterans! How we can ALL give back!" in which she talks to five female veterans who've had trouble finding stateside employment...much like about 63 million otherpeople.

But why are the vets having such a problem? "She's been trained to be a leader," Michelle says of one of the vets, "And this country's not giving her that opportunity."

That's right - it's not a problem with the economy, or the negative impact of the president's policies on hiring. The problem is this stinking country - a country which, so short a time ago, Michelle decided to be proud of for the first time in her adult life. And now...we have all let her down.

So Damn It, America - let's do the right thing on this Good News Friday! Let's spread Mrs. Obama's positive, inspirational message and start hiring female veterans like mad!

Or at least teach them how to use Photoshop. Obviously there's a lot of work to be had in that area.

Operation CHOKE POINT!!!

I am more than a little surprised ..... OUR US Gob'mint is perpetrating an unlawful, business threatening, blackmailing scheme against US businessmen and women and press and the public remain silent.  

It is more ominous than the ill fated 'Fast & Furious' weapons scam that caused the deaths of many - including at least one of our Federal Law Enforcement Officers.....   but nobody speaks out...  Why is that I wonder ---  and then I answer myself by assuming it's just because the Community Organizer currently occupying the White House and his leg breaker in the Attorney General's office have gotten away with so much other nefarious activity - they feel safe and secure. 

You may not be a gun buyer, a cigarette smoker, a coin collector, or the borrower of short term loans.... but paraphrasing what was said in a world famous quote: "First they came for the guns & ammunition dealers, then coin dealers ...etc (you know the rest)  ...... and now they come after my business activity = and there is no one to help!

The Lame Stream Media won't touch this story with a ten foot Obama pole -- but it's out there... here is just one source....  there are more.  But scroll down to some of the links and stories in this consumer's blog... you'll get the picture. Or click here........... or even here!

It's hard to remember sometimes, that the Preamble to our Consitution begins: "We the People of the United States, in Order to  form a more perfect union.........."

We the people! Not 'Them in Washington's Ruling Class'!!!

This is a Nation of Laws --- not mere men who happen to be in office!

Today is Columbus Day!!! A day to celebrate our American History.....

Christopher Columbus 3 Ships
Except of course............. in that liberal bastion of blinker wearing Dims, Seattle, Washington. Where today is now officially designated as "Indigenous Peoples" day. 

My problem with that foolishness is obvious - first of all - Who are the indigenous people of North America? The Seminoles in deepest Florida? They must have crossed the straits from far Eastern Russia long before the late comers-- the Apaches of the Southwest... and certainly before the later arrivals, the Chinookan or Skokomish tribes of Washington State!

Since we have to believe that none of these Americans came out of the slime, so to speak, we must assume that they immigrated here.... from somewhere.... Same for the Aleuts in Alaska and North Western Canada. 

Poor ole' Chris Columbus however, will ever be besmirched because he is a Caucasian European.... and as you know --- that just ain't cool nowadays. So he can't be given credit for having the courage to cross the ocean blue... no no!

If you doubt my comments about Caucasian Europeans being rated second class in our list of welcome immigrants today -- look at the current Immigration laws and quotas since the McCain-Kennedy Immigration Bill. You have a better chance for an immigration visa into the USA as a one legged, unschooled African or unskilled, no support Central American, than you would as a skilled, educated citizen of Europe!!

Go figure ---  And to Christopher Columbus, I say - 'SALUTE!' E "GRAZIE"

(And lest you liberals believe that your humble host is unaware of some of old Chris' shortcomings....  I am not!  And y'all can just go buy a bed or something and think kind things about Indigenous people - if you can identify and define them)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Tale of Four soldiers.... in Obamanation's Army

Soldier #1 - Major Nidal Malik Hasan  is a former United States Army psychiatrist and Medical Corps officer who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the Fort Hood mass shooting on November 5, 2009.At his court-martial in August 2013, Hasan admitted to the shootings. A jury panel of thirteen officers convicted him of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of attempted murder, and unanimously recommended Hasan be formally dismissed from the service and sentenced to deathHasan is incarcerated at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas awaiting execution while his case is reviewed by appellate courts. He drew his full pay and allowances during the four years his case dragged out. 
This investigation and Courts Martial took FOUR YEARS! 

Army Corporal Bergdahl
Soldier #2 - Corporal Bowe Bergdahl, an alleged deserter who walked away from his unit in a war zone Afghanistan,  placing them in the jeopardy of looking for him. He was repatriated by our current community organizer in the White House through the release of five hard, high ranking terrorists from Gitmo Detention center... and without notifying Congress first, as he was supposed to have done.  Corporal Bergdahl was paid all of his back pay and allowances and now sits behind a desk in an Administrative Job (read - make work) on an Army 
Base in San Antonio Texas. 

Marine Sergeant Tahmooressi
Soldier #3 - Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi made a wrong turn at the Mexican border with a couple of long rifles and ammo in his car. Legal in the US, but illegal in Mexico, Suffering from PTSD after repeated tours over in Sandland - our Community Organizer in the Oval office has turned his back and let Sgt Tahmooressi languish in the Mexican jail since March of this year -- 
without even a trial! Not even a phone call to ask for expediting this case, much less - asking for leniency.

1st Lt Clint Lorance, US Army
Soldier #4 - 1st Lieutenant and Platoon Commander Clint Lorance was leading his platoon on a patrol in Kandahar in an area known to be a hotbed of insurgent activity. Lt. Lorance was informed by pilots who reconnoitered the area that motorcycle-mounted Taliban terrorists were active in the vicinity. The Taliban routinely employ motorcycles to track US patrols. Moments later, Lorance spotted Afghans riding motorcycles near his patrol. With the information that he already had at his disposal and with the safety of his platoon being paramount, Lorance 
immediately made a command decision during the fog of 
war and ordered one of his snipers to neutralize what he considered to be a threat to the well-being of his men. Two Afghans, later found to be unarmed, were killed.

Clint Lorance enlisted at the age of 18, volunteered for deployment to Iraq, returned, got his Degree and then applied for and was granted a commission in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was no inexperienced butter bar when this incident happened - he was on his second deployment to Afghanistan........ you know -- that little war where the enemy doesn't wear a uniform and if they throw down their guns -- can no longer be considered combatants even if they killed the man standing next to you...

What happened next could have been taken out of a chapter from Orwell’s 1984. Shortly following the incident, Lorance was stripped of his weapon and assigned a desk job. In January 2013, he was charged with murder in connection with the incident and in August 2013, a military court found him guilty of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison!
It took more time for the Army to decide if Major Nidal Hasan could grow a beard then it took the Army to accuse, convict and sentence Lt Lorance to twenty years in prison for violating the Rules of Engagement. 
Now I ask you, Partners --  If you are wearing the uniform of the United States of America and you have every reason to believe the the Commander in Chief and his Perfumed Princes in the Pentagon do NOT HAVE YOUR BACK......  how long before you'd hang it up? Despite your loyalty and patriotism.....

For more, click on the link

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Some well drawn cartoons need no comment --


Workplace violence 'eh?

(Thanks to FrontpageMag)

What is it about those Dim POTUS's???

President Bubba Clinton will forever be remembered for his answer when asked the now famous questions: "Is you having sex with that intern?" -- when he answered with a pointed finger and a gleam in his eye, "That depends on what the meaning of IS,... IS!"

I now have visions Obamanation  being asked pointedly; "Why did you blow off ISIS and just call them a JayVee team when you knew how dangerous they are?"   And I expect his equally famous response will be; 'That depends on what your definition of ISIS,.....IS!

Whatever happened to greeting someone by looking them in the eye and offering a firm handshake?

I realize that our White House, State Department and much of the Ruling Class has been infiltrated with metro-sexuals ---- but Jumpin Jeeezez, did I miss the Memo that replaced manly handshakes with 'man-hugs'?

Mr Heinz-Kerry and Breck-Boy Edwards - end of the campaign!
And it's not just the limp wristed crowd either. Football players, coaches, golfers, captains of industry.... have all taken up with this new huggier than thou routine. Happy occasions, sad occasions, victories, losses, births, deaths, graduations, track meets ..... it knows no bounds.  

I always suspected that there is a little more hugging then necessary on the LPGA tour -- but what do I know?   But when it leaks over to the PGA -- that's when I stop watching..  I saw more man hugs at the Ryder Cup this year than I saw good putts! 

That's my Saturday rant --  how about it... are you a Man-hugger or a hand-shaker? And by the way, how do you look into a man's eyes if you are blowing in his ear?

Friday, October 10, 2014

You can change the brand name but............

Even if you change the Brand Name.... people ain't gonna buy it if you don't improve the product!  Thus it goes with the Liberals 'Global Warming" sales pitch -- to raise taxes and control peoples lives.. Exposed for their faulty information --- they created:

Climate Change... there now, that's supposed to make us feel better as we catch a crowded bus to a rally that Al Gorebot flies into with his private jet's carbon footprint.   Alas, citizens of the world are still not impressed, so ---- they created;

Climate Disruption....  yessir, that'll get 'em to line up and sing Kumbaya as they throw out their existing lifestyles and their money.....        I don't think so...

But French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who will be hosting UN climate talks in December of next year thinks that changing the brand name to Climate Disruption is "C'est Magnifique"

Maybe they'll add a cow flatulating in a farm field to their White Flag - the infamous Battle Flag of the French!

Viva La United Nations

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Doesn't look like the Jay-Vee team to me..... how about you?

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Frankly Partners -- there is so much crap flying off the fan, I'm trying to keep a low profile...

Talk about low-hanging fruit!!  Now even the Dems scandals have scandals.  Thus I've tried to leave the reporting to the major blogs and keep hitting the high and outside balls you might have missed, 

Having said that - I can't pass up on this one --- apparently the 25 year-old son of a major Dim Donor performed as an advance travel team member for the Presidents trip to Cartagena, Columbia.....  As a volunteer, he wasn't salaried but he was traveling first class with all expenses paid.    Apparently one of those expenses was for an 'all night' hooker in the hotel they stayed at..

I'll not discuss the cover up here - you can read that for yourselves -- I won't discuss the moral issues, that's not in my job description..   What I will discuss is the career ladder that this indiscretion caused this misguided young lad....

As a consequence of his attention to the female of the species, he has now been assigned and salaried to work in the "State Department's Office on Global Women's Issues"!!!!  

You just can't make this stuff up!!  Go here for more on the story.......

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

No one can juxtaposition Headlines like Drudge can!!

Check out these headlines today:

Obama slams GOP as party of millionaires...

During $32,000-per-plate fundraiser...

Hosted by man named Rich...

I don't reckon I have to add a single word! It speaks for itself! Nah, I'll let Merriam-Webster speak to it: 

OXYMORON: :  a combination of contradictory or incongruous words; broadly :  something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements

A matter of perspective .... in the last week, ONE person has died from Ebola in the USA --

.... but listening to the radio and 24/7 TV news outlets -- you'd swear it was thousands .....  Meanwhile, millions are out of work, out of health care, and afraid to answer their doors at night --- but who cares?????

So it's come to this new low in American Politics.....

Background: Nathan Dunlap was tried and found guilty of shooting five folks and killing four at a Chuck E Cheese store in Aurora CA in 1993......... 21 years ago!

When his execution was finally scheduled in 2013 (after 20 years of appeals) the Colorado Gob'nor, Mr (Gun Control) John Hickenlooper (D) granted a temporary reprieve..... kicking the can to the next gob'nor or something..

Now, in a heated race for re-election, he has threatened the good (and law abiding citizens) of Colorado that "if he is not re-elected, he may just commute Dunlap's sentence before he leaves office!

First word that comes to my mind is brazen... but then that is followed by a whole passel of expletives. I hope that despite the growing number of limp wristed liberals who have migrated to CO from California and elsewhere -- that they will take this threat the way it was intended and run Hickenlooper plumb out of that Gob'nors chair .... hell, plumb out of the state capitol!

How many of us remember when elected officials actually served the public as opposed to just being a member of the Ruling Class?

click here for Breibart's report.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Some unconnected Sunday thoughts...........

= Sitting here this morning wondering ---  Brazil is 70% Catholic & Mexico is 85% Catholic..  Do you reckon that the USA, Britain, France et al.... would be so careful about political correctness and fear offending them, if those two countries decided to stone, execute or behead all of their citizens that would not renounce their own religion and adopt Catholicism as their religion?  

= Then I got to thinking..... When an arsonist sets a fire, they blame the arsonist. When a bomber (read Boston here) sets off a bomb in public place, they blame the bomber!!  Why then, when somebody shoots another person - do they blame the gun???

= And now for the less serious.... I just got back from a ride through the Texas Hill country North of San Antonio.... and I started up that dumbass thinking again --- there are 170 Million acres of land in the Great State of Texas --- so why would a home buyer, drive 20 miles into the Hill Country to buy a 3,000 square foot McMansion on a lot that is so small his side walls are only about 12 feet from his neighbors?  

= And of course there is always.... there are 320 Million Americans to choose from --  Why did 63 million of them vote for that community organizer that currently occupies the Oval Office??

.............enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

MSNBC: The Ebola outbreak is the NRA's fault -- er something.....

US Surgeon General
Boris D Lushniak

In a news report (2 Oct - updated 3 Oct) MSNBC's newsreader and resident rocket scientist, Krystal Ball,  opined that Ebola is a problem because........... we don't have a Surgeon General to talk to us because........ the NRA leaned on the Senate to keep them from approving a nominee for that position.

So that was easy -- Ebola is a Republican/NRA generated pox on America!

The only conclusion that I draw is that between Krystal Ball, Race Baiter Sharpton, and Motor Mouth Matthews, MSNBC should be brought to court by the Justice Department for having an illegal monopoly on Broadcast Idiots!!!!

Small fact check -- We do have a Surgeon General - He is Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak (pictured). But his office has been silent on this topic because they have greater topics on their plate!

On October 1st, the Chief Spokesman for health in this country used his website to remind us that September was "Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month"

There, now don't you feel better?

I'm not even gonna be tacky enough to question the wisdom and sobriety of a couple named Mr & Mrs Ball who named their daughter, "Krystal"....   too easy a target!! Maybe that's where her intellectual handicap came from.... it's genetic?

(I would be less than forthcoming if I din't point out that part of my sources for this post were purloined from Briebart, TownHall, MSNBC,  and of course, FrontPageMagazine.. where I first ran into it.)

I may actually go to one of them Picture show houses to see this movie....

When I first heard that Hollywood was going to produce a movie about the life of Chris Kyle, the legendary US Army Sniper that died recently -- I was concerned that they would do their usual Hollywoody thing and twist it around to their liberal way of thinking. 

Then I heard that Clint Eastwood was directing it and Bradley Cooper was playing the role of Chris Kyle...... my concerns eased.   Here is the first released trailer -- what do you think?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Good Ole' Joltin' Joe Bite-me --- always good for a laugh!!

What's difference does 161,000 souls and tens of thousands of cars matter - when you are trying to make a point .... probably Climate Change..... eh Joe? His remarks regarding the tornado's that hit Joplin Missouri!!

By the way -- the total population of Joplin Missouri is just 50,150 --- must have shipped those other 110,000 souls into town in those tens of thousands of cars that were over turned!!    

Whatta guy!!     But then again.......... at this point - What does it matter?

Here is your confidence booster for the weekend!! Enjoy!!

Is voting TOO EASY in the USA?

It is the nature of man, I reckon, to enjoy opinions and opinion writers with whom you agree.  And that is the case in this instance.  For years I have been shaking my fist (rhetorically speaking of course) at those milquetoast liberals who shout for easier voting.  A pox on all their heads!

If I were King, I'd bring back the poll tax for non property owners, something in the order of $25, just make the voter feel like he had a skin in the game.  This will never happen of course.... even an old war horse like me knows that.  But I believe we are going to far the other way.  In my mind, voting is a privilege of living in a Democratic-Republic, not a right. 

And every low-information (read that - no-information) voter that walks into a voting booth and votes a straight line ticket, either party, and then pulls back the curtain and departs - is doing a disservice to all of the serious citizens who have examined the issues, listened to and read the candidates positions and promises and made an educated decision.  

Oh well - I can dream...   but the point of my little rant was Ohio's recent attempt to extend early voting to FIVE WEEKS with on the spot registration.  Fortunately the Supremes stopped it, but the fact that the Ohio gob'mint would even propose it makes me shudder! Voting shouldn't be easy, or casual. 

Voting early - absentee voting (for other than elders and non-ambulatory patients and voters who are actually and certifiably absent on election day)  - motor voter registration, are all leaks in the dikes holding up our form of government. 

Click here for an opinion with which I agree - short, on point, and well written by David Harsany, in