Friday, February 29, 2008

Obamination (\O-ˌbäh-mä-ˈnā-shən\)

Per Merriam-Webster-
Main Entry: abom·i·na·tion
Pronunciation: \ə-ˌ-mə-ˈ-shən\
Function: noun
Date: 14th century

1 : something abominable (i.e. adj 1.worthy of or causing disgust or hatred : detestable 2 : quite disagreeable or unpleasant)

Main Entry: Oba·mi·na·tion
Pronunciation: \O-ˌbäh--shən\
Function: noun
Date: Today! (2-29-2008)

1 : See abomination - something abominable (kidding - that would be toooo easy)

2 : A large group of people (slightly more than those that support Hitlary Clinton ) that is quite apparently motivated and hypnotized by baseless promises of "hope", "change", and being told that "yes we can" - without ever actually being told what is being hoped for, what is going to change and how, or what it is that the ubiquitous 'we' can do and why we couldn't do it before.

Etymology: Malcolm word play (Middle English) - derived from the second syllable of the name Obama and a subsequent pairing of the word nation (i.e. a group or aggregation). Baaa (more at bäh), the sound a sheep makes, is of the utmost influence on said nation; hence an Obamanation is akin to a mass of people being sheep-like (aka sheeple) for the reasons (or lack there of) deliniated above.

C'mon Obama - by Train Wreck Jerry

Description: There’s a long tradition in both folk and popular music of political songs and song parodies. This song is a little of both. It reflects a current political situation (as of 2/08) and if you listen carefully – and have more than a few years on you – you might recognize a melody somewhat akin to a tune popular in the early part of the 20th century called “Does Your Mother Know You’re Out, Cecelia?”When I heard the political commentators talking about the Clinton campaign or DNC Chairman Howard Dean (yes, that Howard Dean, the one they still refer to as “Crazy Howie” in Iowa) asking Sen. Obama to drop his Presedential bid in return for the VP slot I thought, “Why wouldn’t Hillary Clinton just pick up the phone and make that offer herself?” If she did, I think the conversation might sound something like this.....

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Today's Post

Sorry it is so short, but it has been a long day at work today. All I have for you is a picture that truly speaks 1,000 words:

Angry White Men - Spot On!

Gary Hubble at the Aspen Times has a wonderful column that addresses many concerns of America. How are the majority of the population reacting to the current political arena? Yes, I am a white male. I have lived in this country my entire life. I have ancestors that were here in the 17th century. A cousin, Mary Dyer, was hung in Boston for preaching her faith in 1660. Yes, I am an angry white male. My ancestors came to this country legally within the social norms for when they arrived. Though I am a white male, I have never owned a slave, killed an Indian, nor have tolerated such behavior. The societal preponderance of white male guilt has not reached me since it is a "postmodernist septic tank of the liberal arts"). My views seem to be an anomaly amongst many of my peers. I have reached the age where I realize that there are a finite number of sunrises that I will experience, yet I am still angry. I am angry that our country has moved so far from what our Founders envisioned and that freedom is becoming a catch-phrase for an Orwellian socialism. I vividly remember (though I saw it in black and white TV with vacuum tubes) in Kennedy's great inaugural address with the question of, "Ask not what the country can do for you, but what can you do for the country." The concept has turned to "Ask not what you need to do to be productive, but what can the country do for me!" Yes, I know that I am considered, by many, to be of a privileged "social class". Did I ask for it; demand it? No, I did not; live with it and enjoy it? Yes, it is great to be who I am. I will not apologize for who I am even though I am employed and have been married to the same person for almost forty years. If others have problems with a white male, I have only one word for them - evolve! Also, the state where I live has a wonderful firearm concealed and carry policy for angry white males.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

And so it begins...

The Supreme Court, today, starts hearing arguments that may affect the ability of Americans to own firearms.

For those of you rusty on your High School Civics, The Second Amendment states: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Apparently, to some people, this statement implies that only the State has the right to maintain a militia and its supporting arms to ensure its security. That's not what it says to me.

To me, it says that both the State and we the People have the right to bear arms. The People being the final check to the potential tyrannies of the State.

It is my belief that this Amendment makes the other Amendments possible. Do away with the Citizen's right to bear arms, and you might as well roll over America, because your prison wedding to tyranny has begun. Let me leave you with some quotes about the Second Amendment and gun control.

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ... Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms." --V.I. Lenin.

"Government begins at the end of the gun barrel." - Chaiman Mao

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"- Adolph Hitler [1935] The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.

"[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." ---James Madison

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive."---Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." -- Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

[A]rms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them." -- Thomas Paine, Thoughts On Defensive War, 1775

Feel free to post in the comments, your favorite Second Amendment Quote...

Monday, February 25, 2008

I wouldn't make any plans

to use the "Northwest Passage" through the arctic icepack anytime soon. You will find an interesting article here. It would appear that the cuddly polar bears will be safe for another year.

Drowning you say? These killers can swim for more than 60 miles in the freezing ocean. If there are some drowning, its only the weak ones. Doesn't that please the little Darwinism fish sticker on your car?

Now, if you think that one article trying to debunk global warming is kinda suspect, or you are the type that thinks that any global warming "denier" is in the pocket of "Big Oil" (sheesh! I wish... c'mon Shell, I'm on your side--how about some cash!) I have a couple of things to say:

First, what are you doing here? Not that you aren't welcome, just that I wouldn't think you would like our blog :) Normally people like you are more comfortable at sites like this.

Second, here is a link to some enviro-weenie website in Canukia. It seems to support the findings of the first author. No, not the beanie one.

Enjoy. And throw another log on the fire. Gotta get that carbon back to the environment somehow, its frikkin cold outside.