Friday, October 30, 2009

The List

I usually don't pass along these "add your name" lists that

appear in my email, but this one is too important.
This one has been circulating for months. Please, keep it
going!


To show your SUPPORT for Obama's health care reform, please go
the end of the list and add your name to the rapidly
growing list below and send it on to your entire e-mail
list.



1. Nancy Pelosi
2.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cap And Trade Bedtime Story

Thanks to Elmer and M4GW (Minnesotans For Global Warming) for helping to present the truth.

Illegle Immigration Is Hard To Understand

OK. I THINK I GET IT

Let me see if I understand all this....

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.

IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.

IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER, YOU GET SHOT.

IF YOU CROSS THE TURKEY BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IN PRISON!

BUT, IF YOU CROSS THE U..S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET:

A DRIVERS LICENSE

A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

WELFARE

FOOD STAMPS

AND, FREE HEALTH CARE?

Oh well sure. That makes perfect sense.


Thanks to Sally R. for the forward

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A parable

John was in the fertilized egg business.He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,'and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.He kept records, and any rooster not performingwent into the soup pot and was replaced.


This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bellsand attached them to his roosters.Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance,which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch And fill out an efficiency reportby just listening to the bells.


John's favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasingpullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming,could run for cover.


To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fairand he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prizebut they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.


Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.Who else but a politician could figure outhow to win two of the most highly coveted awardson our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populaceand screwing them when they weren't paying attention.


Vote carefully next year,the bells are not always audible.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

OMFG. This is just too much. I can't really think of what to say. I'm just flabbergasted! Ooh! Goody! We barbarian Americans have finally won the friendship of the godless Eurotrash establishment!

The folks at Maggie's Farm (my favorite non-TML blog, btw) pretty much took what I was feeling behind my speechlessness and posted it in list form here:

1. Everyone should start their day with a good laugh, it scientifically proven to lead to better attitudes toward whatever we do, which is scientifically proven to lead to better results;


2. Because I can’t find any other commenter who believes he deserved it, it’s heartening that we can unite around common-sense;


3. Since none can justify it, commenters on other candidates for the 2010 congressional and 2012 presidential election may be more honest about those who run on empty records and words;


4. President Obama’s preparation for and delivery of an acceptance speech may distract him from doing more to weaken the US and allies and reward foes, thus furthering peace;


5. President Obama no longer actually has to do anything to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, which may reduce he further worsening the outcomes of the measures already taken, thus furthering peace;


6. All those living in countries wracked by conflict and those in countries where they are oppressed can relax instead of fighting or standing up, knowing that hope is enough to be rewarded for accomplishing nothing, thus furthering peace;


7. The Nobel Prize will fit in nicely to the new White House décor alongside the Obama chosen faux painting;


8. Displaying encouraging honesty, President Obama says “ ‘I do not feel I deserve to be in the company’ of previous winners, ‘transformative figures who've been honored by this prize, men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.’ ”


9. I can look forward to President Obama’s picture officially being hung alongside Yasser Arafat and Le Duc Tho’s.


10. The 50-year old childhood book I have of Nobel Peace Prize speeches that inspire by the winners’ track-records will rise in value. Perhaps, President Obama will use the prize money to buy it from me.


Be sure to check out the rest of the article here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

PC vs Mac

Something fun for a Friday evening. We have all seen the commercials that Mac is directing toward the college and younger crowd. I do find them amusing. My question is if you go with a Mac what is the transition experience once you leave college and enter the work world that is dominated by the PC format? Just a curious question because it is not a problem for me. Enjoy the video.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Let Them Fight or Bring Them Home


Let Them Fight or Bring Them Home This is a must read! Explore the blog. As can be expected from a USMC Sergeant Major, John Bernard, knows where reality and experience makes a difference. He pulls no punches as to how he views a situation. He has the concern for those who serve and the warrior mindset of how to conduct a war, best protect our country, and enhance the image of the USA. If politicians were in battle, they would definitely re-think the ROE. Let them spend a week, or so, with a USMC E-9 to get a better understanding about the real world. I originally found about him from at DianaWest.
There have been some phony arguments put forth for another “surge” in Afghanistan. We need not a surge of troops, we merely need to let our forces there do what needs to be done – kill the enemy.

Way Am I A Conservative Republican

Does Congress Really Care About The Voter?


Congress does not seem to give a sh*t. According to a Rasmussen poll, 57% of voters want to replace the entire congress! Most members of Congress have lost touch with what it means to be a servant of those who elected them and what they promised when they ran for office. I urge you to read this post that was well written and seemed to address the subject of how our elected officials may try to push the Obomacare down our throats or up somewhere else.

If the population isn’t furious about that, then we have reached the end of this chapter in American history – a chapter that began with a sprawling agrarian nation mastering the power of industry to defeat world-conquering monsters, and rebuild the broken nations of its grandparents. I do not believe that chapter will end with a tired, timid people agreeing they cannot be trusted to take care of their own bodies, but I speak from faith, not prophecy.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Celebrities And Obamacare

Liberals, Progressives, Commies, etc.

"Throughout the world, in the name of progress, men who call themselves communists, socialists, fascists, nationalists, progressives, and even liberals, are unanimous in holding that government with its instruments of coercion must by commanding the people how they shall live, direct the course of civilization and fix the shape of things to come. . . . The premises of authoritarian collectivism have become the working beliefs, the self-evident assumptions, the unquestioned axioms, not only of all the revolutionary regimes, but of nearly every effort which lays claim to being enlightened, humane, and progressive." -Walter Lippmann, The New Republic, 1937

This was written on the eve of Europe going to war and during the Great Depression and the New Deal in America that was created at great cost. Am I the only one, but does this sound familiar?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cash For Clunkers


A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.

A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average "Cash for Clunkers" transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

They claim 700,000 vehicles – so that's 224 million gallons / year.

That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels of oil is about ¼ of one day's US consumption.

And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $350 million dollars at $70/bbl.

So, we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $350 million.

How good a deal was that ???

They'll no doubt do a great job with health care !!


Not original nor my math but I wish it was.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Border Incident

A guy was traveling through Mexico on vacation when, low and behold, he
lost his wallet and all identification. Cutting his trip short, he
attempted to make his way home, but was stopped by the Customs Agent at the
Tijuana border.

'May I see your identification, please?' asked the agent.

'I'm sorry, but I lost my wallet,' replied the guy.

'Sure, buddy, I hear that every day. No ID, no crossing the border,' said
the agent.

'But I can prove that I'm an American!' he exclaimed. 'I have a picture of
President Obama tattooed on one butt cheek and a picture of Vice-President
Biden on the other. '

'This I gotta see,' replied the agent.

With that, the man dropped his pants and bent over in front of the agent.

'By golly, you're right!' exclaimed the agent. 'Go on home to Pittsburgh.'

'Thanks!' he said. 'But how did you know I was from Pennsylvania?'

The agent replied, 'I recognized the picture of Governor Rendell in the
middle.'

Thanks to Ted for the joke, and click through the link to see from whence the picture hails.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Governement Spending

You know, it seems like these crazy numbers get thrown around these days any time we start talking about government spending.

I think one of the reasons there is not more outrage about the amount of money these yahoos are spending, is that the numbers are just plain hard to comprehend. Heck, they might not even understand how much money that is.

I'm not calling anyone stupid... It's just, when is the last time you saw a trillion of anything? And don't count molecules... they are too small for us to see individually, as a rule.

Its almost impossible to visualize that number... its so big, its almost nonsensical... just like that scene in Austin Powers where Dr. Evil demands a sum of money so huge that all the good guys can do is laugh at him.

Anyhow, I found the following movie helpful in trying to wrap my head around the amount of money being kicked around in Washington:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Day Obamacare Died--A Rush Classic!


If you like it, it would be appropriate to go check out http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/today.guest.html

I can't wait until we can finally kill this stupid bill.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Obama Liar, Joe Wilson American Hero


Joe Wilson, American Hero. He probably never thought he would become almost a household name, but with one sentence, he more than won his 15 minutes of fame.

"You Lie!" he shouted during a particularly bald faced lie the President was delivering, and has become center at what I believe is nothing less important than a battle for the 1st
Ammendment.

He, a duly elected representative of the people of South Carolina, spoke his mind. To a guy who was a guest in the Legislature's House.

Rude? Perhaps. Timely and Candid? Defininitely. Its not often you get that in Congress, I'll tell you that.


And now the frothing, delerious moonbats are accusing him of racism because of disagreement with the President, and saying what he thinks.

Racism? WTF?!? Seriously, now you can't disagree with someone without being racist? Do I just have to nod my head and drool to whatever half-assed ideas my political masters come up with?

What about this racist girl then? What? You mean that's not racism? Its politically protected free speech? Huh. Quite the double standard there.

And now, one of the biggest American failures since Social Security, Jimmy Carter is coming on the air and calling Joe Wilson a racist, and pretty much saying that anyone who disagrees with the President is a racist.

I'm pissed. Altmire, my Representative voted to censure Wilson. If yours did too, call your congressmen and tell them they are doing the country a disservice by squashing a congressmen's ability to check the Executive. Here is Altmire's office phone number: 202-225-2565

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Who Can Shred The Constitution?

A Local Tea Party


For any of my local readers (Western PA), there is going to be a real, live Tea Party hereabouts. Saturday, the 11th, at the Beaver County Courthouse, Beaver, PA. Be there, or be square. I think I'll go, and may even blog about it.

Why have a tea party?

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Rain is predicted, however, and conservative being, well, conservative, turnout may be low if the weather is poor. Unlike our opposites, we usually have the sense to come in out of the rain.

I'm coming off of midnight shift that day, though, so we'll see if I make it up in time. This whole being a productive member of society thing is tough sometimes.

Sure beats having your Uncle Sam be your dad, though. I'm grown and can take care of myself. I don't need government man to be my nurse-maid.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Moonbats, and Hate Mail

Recently got this message, in response to Old Man's post on death panels and how the government is going to kill us all, yet:

Gobama said...

You're an idiot and this is garbage.
Also, There is only one S in Expense.

Ower offishial reeply:

Gobama,

As you may have noticed, we are not a professional organization, unlike the coordinated liberal smear machine you call the mainstream media. You can probably tell by the lack of ads in our sidebar, or interrupting your view of the page.


As such, I don't deduct points for spelling, or for grammar. That's particularly lucky for you, because you should not have capitalized the letter "T" in "there", as it is not at the beginning of a sentence, or a proper noun.


I do welcome your post though, and your well thought out opinion. By the depth of your comments, you are obviously interested in intelligent dialogue--a vigorous debate of the issues, by which I can further understand your point of view.


Seriously, though, dude: If the best thought out comment you can come up with is "This is garbage," and "you are an idiot because you can't spell", the sarcasm I just typed is completely lost on you.


Perhaps you had best go back to the Daily Kos before you actually have to think, and you sprain your thinker.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Town Hall Meeting

I recently received a phone call (automated) from one of my Congressmen, Jason Altmire (D-PA) to attend a town hall meeting he is hosting on Wednesday afternoon. This conflicts with a corn-roast I was previously planning on attending, but I may end up going.

The video below shows some of the outrage that people are feeling, and directing towards the clowns that are supposed to be representing them, that instead think are ruling them.

I found it particularly infuriating/humorous when the politician is unable to handle direct
conversation and confrontation in normal, non-coached, non-media style: "I never said that, and I apologized!" Which if you listen drew jeers from the crowd.

These out of touch yahoos in Washington need to "check themselves before they wreck themselves" if you ask me.

We are being taxed with out being represented. Tyrrany isn't always from a king. The last tyrant's representatives were not treated well by the American public. Heck, we used to get antsy about whiskey taxes, here in PA.

I'm not saying that we're about to start abusing politicians (though if a Union thug tries to shove me around, there may be issues... hey and I'm a Union worker) but people are getting restless.

Americans never shout down politicians. Its weird. But now they do. Loudly. Perhaps they have awakened a long dormant spirit of '76, brought out of hibernation from years of encroachment on their liberty.

I have never seen Americans so interested in politics in my lifetime, as has occured over this
healthcare debacle and the government bailout fiasco. But faced with increasing government power grabs and politicians that are spending taxpayer dollars like tokens at a Chuck-E-Cheese, perhaps we are finally understanding what happens when you get a bunch of self-serving, power-hungry, out-to-change-the-world-for-its-own-good people in a position of power.

Congress should not be a career. You shouldn't want to be there, particularly. If you are seeking power, I don't want you there. I want a reluctant politician. Someone who has better things to do. Family to raise, a farm to run, etc. Someone
nominated and picked by his peers, then sent to Washington. Not someone who is chomping at the bit to go, or who would go through a lengthy court battle to end up there. A man (gender neutral use here, ladies) who will keep his hand out of my pocketbook, because he doesn't want Government Man in his. Someone who will keep the government out of my life.

I want a man there who if nothing gets done by the governtment during his entire term of office, will look back and go, "Well, that's better than screwing something up!" and count it a victory, rather than trying to tell me what a great congressman he is by how much he changed stuff. At least when government is doing nothing, it is not doing anything to make my life worse.

Government Man, leave me alone! Don't Tread On Me.

Anyhow, watch the video:


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

United Breaks Guitars (Part 2)

Dave Carrol promised three videos after United Airlines trashed his guitar and would not compensate him. The first post on United Breaks Guitars was posted by Brother Malcolm and is still fun to watch. This one too, needs to be shared.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Meet the Mob!


Meet the Angry Mob the Demotards are complaining about. Apparently, they are scared of Americans actually taking an interest in government.

For that matter, that brings me to a realization I had while driving to work this morning: When the heck did we decide that the people in Washington were our LEADERS?

....

Aren't they supposed, instead, to be our REPRESENTATIVES?

There is quite a difference between the two words. I will not be lead by those yahoos. I have been lead by some great leaders, and required to follow some that shouldn't be allowed out of the house without a leash and headgear on.

I don't want government to lead me. I want my government to follow my lead.

Community Organizer College

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The AARP Is Not Your Friend

The AARP is actively working against the desires of its members... where are your donations going?

Further proof that the powers that be are working against us to shove this unwanted legislation down our throats.

Not only is the AARP, and other self-serving lobbying organizations showing their true colors now, but our own elected representatives are calling our anger over this outrage they are calling "Healthcare Reform" contrived.

Perhaps from their ivory towers in D.C. it may seemed contrived, but I tell you what, Congressmen, Americans do still get mad. It takes us a while, but we can still recognize the hand of tyranny.

We are about to be taxed, our children taxed, and their children taxed. Our representatives are fooling themselves if they think we aren't really upset. For that matter, we are not being represented!

Our very lives are being tampered with by the government! For once, this is not melodrama. Your fundamental freedom to determine your own life is at stake--nothing less. Do NOT yield this to some faceless drone in Washington.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Healthcare Reform (1984) Doublegood Harm-Reduction

Okay,
This post, from the White House's own website, should scare the living shit out of you as an American.

It says: "There is a lot of disinformation about health
insurance reform out there,
spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or
through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you
get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."






Don't believe me? Follow the link.

Okay, Isn't that more than a little bit creepy? The White House is now asking you to turn in political disidents. WTF, over? What country did I wake up in this morning... comrade?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Future of American Healtcare

If the cash for clunkers fiasco (already our of money, and going to cost us taxpayers billions more) is any indication of a successfully run government program, then the following video pretty much sums up the future of American health care. Not particularly safe for work, not for the weak of constitution:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Long Time No See


Well, I haven't forgotten the blog, but with summertime, there always seems like there is so much to do, and so little of it is inside :)

In the mean time, take a look at this: A good reason to scrap the F-22 Raptor.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Obama's Ceremonial First Pitch

I predicted that Obama's ceremonial first pitch would have started from center, then curved strategically farther and farter to the right - then as it crossed the plate it would be sooo far left that the catcher would miss the connection. This would be due to the lack of anticipation from the catcher..how could he have expected that it would break so far left and with such aggression.

I was wrong - it started high and lofty...but never actually met its goal. Yep - his pitch was a flutterer that had to be scooped up by Alberto Pujos....never crossing the plate.

Video of Obama coming up short (new window)

An Economic Parable


(A bit of a long read, but fun--in a sad kind of way)

John G. is 63 years old and owns a small business. He's a life-long
Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year has all but evaporated.
With the stock market crashing and new taxes coming his way, John assumes
now that he will work to his dying day.

John has a granddaughter. Ashley is a recent college grad. She drives a
flashy hybrid car, wears all the latest fashions, and loves to go out to
nightclub s and restaurants. Ashley campaigned hard for Barak Obama. After
the election she made sure her grandfather (and all other Republican family
members) received a big I told-you-so earful on how the world is going to
be
a much better place now that her party is taking over.

Having lost both roommates, Ashley recently ran short of cash and cannot
pay the rent (again) on her 3 bedroom townhouse. Like she has done many
times
in the past, she e-mailed her grandfather asking for some financial help.
Here
is his reply:

Sweetheart,

I received your request for assistance.

Ashley, you know I love you dearly and I'm sympathetic to your financial
plight. Unfortunately, times have changed. With the election of President
Obama, your grandmother and I have had to set forth a bold new economic

plan of our own..."The Ashley Economic Empowerment Plan." Let me explain.

Your grandmother and I are life-long, wage-earning tax payers. We have
lived
a comfortable life, as you know, but we have never had the fancier things
like expensive vacations, luxury cars or anything that we could not afford.
We have worked hard and were looking forward to retiring soon. But the plan
has changed. Your president is raising our personal and business taxes
significantly. He says it is so he can give our hard earned money to other
people. Do you know what this means, Ashley? It means less for us, and we
must cut back on many business and personal expenses.

You know the wonderful receptionist who worked in my office for more than
23
years? The one who always gave you candy when came over to visit? I had to
let her go last week. I can't afford to pay her salary and all of the
government mandated taxes that go with having employees. Your grandmother
will now work 4 days a week to answer phones, take orders and handle the
books. We will be closed on Fridays and will lose even more income to the
Walmart.

I'm also very sorry to report that your cousin Frank will no longer be
working summers in the warehouse. I called him at school this morning. He
already knows about it and he's upset because he will have to give up
skydiving and his yearly trip to Greenland to survey the polar bears.

That's just the business side of things. Some personal economic effects ofObama's new taxation policies include none other than you. You know very
well that over the years your grandmother and I have given you thousands of
dollars in cash, tuition assistance, food, housing, clothing, gifts, etc.,
etc. But by your vote, you have chosen to help others -- not at your
expense -- but at our expense.

If you need money now sweatheart, I recommend you call 202-456-1111. That
is
the direct phone number for the White House. You yourself told me how
foolish it is to vote Republican. You said Mr. Obama is going to be the
People's President, and is going to help every American live a better life.
Based on everything you've told me, along with all the promises we heard
during the campaign, I'm sure Mr. Obama will be happy to transfer some
stimulus money into your bank account. Have him call me for the account
number which I memorized years ago.

Perhaps you can now understand what I've been saying all my life: those who
vote for a president should consider the impact on the nation as a whole,
and not be just concerned with what they can get for themselves. What Obama
supporters don't seem to realize is all of the money he is redistributing
to illegal aliens and non-taxpaying Americans (the so-called "less
fortunate")
comes from tax-paying families.

Remember how you told me, "Only the richest of the rich will be affected"?
Well guess what, honey? Because we own a business, your grandmother and I
are now considered to be the richest of the rich. On paper, it might look
that way, but in the real world, we are far from it.

As you said while campaigning for Obama, some people will have to carry
more
of the burden so all of America can prosper. You understand what that
means, right? It means that raising taxes on productive people results in
them
having less money. Less money for everything, including granddaughters.
I'm sorry, Ashley, but the well has run dry. The free lunches are over. I
have no money to give you now.

So, congratulations on your choice for "change." For future reference, I
encourage you to try and add up the total value of the gifts and cash you
have received from us, just since you went off to college, and compare it
to what you expect to get from Mr. Obama over the next 4 (or 8) years. I
have
not kept track of it, Ashley. It has all truly been the gift of our hearts.

Remember, we love you
dearly...but from now on you'll need to call the
number mentioned above. Your "Savior" has the money we would have given to
you. Just try and get it from him.

Good luck, sweetheart.

Love, Grandpa.

(Anonymous source)

Hey, you actually stuck it out to the end! WTG!

Monday, July 13, 2009

1947 - This Explains A Lot Of Things

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard, crashed onto a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and Organizations. However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer
Barbara Boxer

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep?

I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me. No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!

Now You Know.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Our opinion of Sotomayor...


(From The Draking Point: Click the cartoon to go check them out.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

United Breaks Guitars! - THIS MUST BE SHARED

Awesome - Awesomeness in its truest, welcome to 2009 and the YouTube Generation, form!

This song is not only rather good, but funny, and further, it gets a message out to MILLIONS of people for very little money. POW! - take that big nameless/faceless PR people at United Airlines. Take notice - all those other corps that provide shite service and then just shrug their shoulders with shameless in deference (ah-hem Comcast...cough). Meet the newest form of "a strongly worded letter".



Full disclosure:
Those who know me most bestest know that I LOATHE County "Music". While I do love the fact that a majority of country stars appear outwardly patriotic, counter to seemly the rest of the music crowd, I just find the lyrics and melodies cheesey and intolerable.

BUT! But this song is great - his voice is pleasant, the back ups are funny, the lyrics get the message across, the video is great.... I love it.

Good form!

Link to New Window - United Breaks Guitars

Passage from Sons of Maxwell:

In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn't deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss. So I promised the last person to finally say no to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world. United: Song 1 is the first of those songs. United: Song 2 has been written and video production is underway. United: Song 3 is coming. I promise.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July.

Hats off gentlemen, hands over your heart as the colors go by at the parade:
The Star-Spangled Banner



 

 

Safer Thanks To Janet Napolitano

Regardless of what the naysayers may think America is now secure. We can all be thankful to the Crazy Lady that the War On Terror is over, that there are no more acts of terrorism, and the border is now safe from encroachment. Tonight we can all sleep safely and without concern. Can't we?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Inappropriate Michael Jackson Comment!


Michael Jackson's death has not only put the brakes on his comeback tour (duh) but it has Hollywood screenwriters in a tissy as well. Jacko was slotted as the next Batman villain......


The DIDDLER!




I have been sitting on this joke for years....

And just like baseball cards you have to sell them while they have value.

If you are offended - lighten up - Micheal did (there I go again)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Supreme Court Overturns New Haven CT Firefighter Decision

And I have to say, what a relief that common sense can prevail, even if its by a 5-4 majority.

I have to ask what the hell the 4 "Justices" who dissented were thinking! What were they thinking? (Told you, I had to ask.)

Can you imagine the outrage if the firemen involved were black men, passed the test, and then the city of New Haven decided that not enough white people passed the test, so they threw it out? I mean, c'mon, that has to be the common sense test you apply to this kind of thing--if situations were reversed, would it be a moral outrage?

And the answer, of course, is yes. It would be
outrageous. There was a clear cut case of discrimination. I won't use the term "reverse discrimination" here. It implies that you can only discriminate if you are a member of a supposed cultural majority.

I believe the verbage of our country's quite necessary EEO laws state that you aren't allowed to discriminate for hiring or promotion on race, sex, creed, religion, or disability.

And when it says race, it means ANY race. That's the way it should be. We are all men, created EQUAL, and endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and Property (That's pursuit of happiness to those of you who haven't the chance to read any Locke.)

4 Dissenters!?! WTF, over! The Judicial Branch is an important check to the Legislative and Executive, but I think our overlords in black might need to be reeled in a bit. 4 people tried to push a political agenda from the Bench, and it almost worked.

Notice I didn't say Conservative, Liberal, Democrat or Republican there. I object to any agenda being pushed from the bench contrary to the framework of The Constitution, and interpreted in the light of the Founders' intent.

Legislate compassionately, if you must, but Justice, at least should be blind.

Friday, June 26, 2009

What If Government Ran Health Care

This short video is a worst case scenario of what health care may become in America. Even Obama stated that his family would not take part if one of them needed extensive health services. I can not think of one government bureaucracy that is efficient nor one government owned business (Amtrak, USPS, etc.) that turns a penny of profit. People have long been concerned about the VA medical system. Just wait until the government is controlling it for everyone. As the quote states "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I LOL'ed

Ok, if this doesn't make you laugh, check your pulse. Ah, Satire!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

War Is Not The Answer

I have seen this stupid bumper sticker. The question always predicates the answer and Andrew Klaven explores this in a short video.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Will Obama Be Fired For This?


This is worth the view. Harvey posted this at IMAO. I still wonder who is the puppetmasters that are pulling the strings for this inept excuse for a president. Could it be a Carter/Ford clone? I am actually embarrassed to have this clown to be the president. Officer Salvatore Rivieri could do a better job and with more kindness to the status quo. If a person does not have enough life experiences to run a fast-food restaurant how can he run a country? I do, though, have some opinions about affirmative action policies. I shan't mention donations to political campaigns by a foreign country such as China, nor the connections between ACORN and voter fraud that seems to be connected to a particular political party.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hillary Clinton Breaks Arm


In recent news, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slipped and fell, breaking her right elbow. Aparently, someone confronted her with a cross and holy water.


Yes, I know, this is her left claw.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

History Continues To Repeat Itself


This cartoon was in the April 20, 1934 edition of the Chicago Tribune. It is just as salient today as it was then.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What's going on (Why we're talking about Iran)

First of all, some of you may be wondering why we are talking about Iran. Easy: they are a people struggling for liberty out from under the weight of an oppressive totalitarian regime. They are yearning for a 21st century life and reform. I admire that, and you probably do too.

There is something else we can learn from what is going on here, though. We can learn how a government in the modern age will attempt to suppress and control all forms of communication in order to prevent dissent.

I usually am quite disparaging towards Twitter and other "pop" forms of instant communication. However, its one of the few outlets that the Iranian government has not been able to suppress fully--yet (cell phones and most internet access were the first to go).

If you read the "tweets" (I hate even using that syrupy pop term) on the #IranElection channel (link takes you there, refresh often) you will be able to watch their revolution occur in real time.

You'll get to see how intelligence agencies spread disinformation, and you'll be able to follow the stories of real people.

Keep this in mind when our leaders want to start getting more control over your freedom of speech, both online and in other areas. For instance, moves to end blog anonymity. You should always be wary of government control.

You may have noticed the color green being featured not only on our site, but others. Bloggers showing solidarity with the Iranian demonstrators are using this color. I guess I better cancel my vacation plans to Persia.

Interesting things in Iran?

I've been watching this with interest. The following was lifted from a discussion thread on fark.com:

important: The Iranian government is looking for dissident twitterers, so if you have an account, change your
location and timezone to tehran!

This seems to be helping quite a few
people, so I'll go ahead and repost it in every threads with some adjustments. Sorry, this
has reached
the level of TL;DR but I really am trying to cram
the most relevant information and speculation only. Everything is updated as events unfold, especially the timeline and what will
happen in the future.

Suppression of Dissent - The Players

Currently, there are either
two or three groups who are suppressing the students on the ground that you'll read about throughout this
thread:

1. The Basij
2. Ansar Hizbullah (which I will refer to as Ansar)3. Lebanese Hizbullah (Unconfirmed but highly probable. Der Spiegel, based on a Voice of America report
, says that 5,000 Hizbullah fighters are currently in Iran masquerading as
riot police, confirming the independent reports. Many different independent reports and video point tha
t way. Even in the last hours other independent twitter feeds have declared witnessing thugs beating on people while shouting in Arabic; I
will refer to them as Hizbullah)

- The Basij
are your regular paramilitary organization. They are the armed hand of the clerics.
The Basij are a legal group, officially a student union, and are legally under direct orders
of the Revolutionary Guard. Their main raison d'être is to quell dissent. They are the

ones who go and crack skulls, force people to participate in pro-regime demonstrations, and generally try to stop any demonstrations from even starting. They are located throughout the country, in every mosque, every university, every social club you can think of. They function in a way very similar to the brownshirts.

They were the ones who first started the crackdown after the election, but it wasn't enough. While they are violent and repressive, they are still Persian and attacking fellow citizens. A beating is one thing, mass killings another.

- Another group was working with them, whose members are even more extreme, is Ansar. There is a lot of cross-membership between the Basij and Ansar, though not all are members of the other group and vice-versa. The vast majority of Ansar are Persians (either Basij or ex-military), though a lot of Arab recruits come from Lebanon and train with them under supervision of the Revolutionary Guard. They are not functioning under a legal umbrella, they are considered a vigilante group, but they pledge loyalty directly to the Supreme Leader and most people believe that they are under his control. They are currently helping the Basij to control the riots, but due to the fact that they are Persians and in lower numbers than the Basij, they are not that active.

- The Lebanese Hizbullah is a direct offshoot (and under direct control) of the Iranian Hizbullah (itself under direct control of the Supreme Leader) and cooperates closely with Ansar though Ansar occupies itself only with Iran's domestic policies, while Hizbullah occupies itself only with Iran's foreign policy unless there is a crisis like right now. However, Hizbullah has been called to stop violent riots in Iran in the past.

(the following paragraph includes some speculation based on reports from ground zero) Hizbullah flew in a lot of their members in Iran, most likely a good deal even before the elections in case there were trouble. They are the ones who speak Arabs and are unleashing the biggest level of violence on the Persians so far. Another wave arrived recently and there is chatter that yet another wave of Hizbullah reinforcements are coming in from Lebanon as we speak. According to Iranians on the ground, they are the ones riding motorcycles, beating men women and children indiscriminately and firing live ammunitions at students.

What will happen

Unless the army decides to intervene in the favor of the Council and to stop the early beginnings of the new Revolution, Ansar & Hizbullah members will be the ones doing the brunt of the killing and repression with Basij as a support while also protecting government buildings and try to do crowd control. The police seems to have for the most part disbanded in centers like Tehran according to all reports, including international media. If the police decides to come back, they will focus less on protection and crowd control, so the Basij will start to crack more skulls).

Currently, this is what is happening.


Timeline
note: I built this through both articles and twitter feeds, so I do not claim that this is a 100% factually correct representation of reality, but this is the general narrative.

- When the first spontaneous riots erupted, the first wave the Iranian Riot Police was called in, and short after the Basij also took the scene. The RP concentrated mostly around public buildings and streets while the Basij took position around student groups, especiallly universities.

- As things got more out of hand, more and more Basij troops were called in, as the police started dispersing. The riot police are less inclined (or, rather I should say the Basij are more inclined) to use violence so they retreated and leaving the place to the Basij.

- With the second wave of Basij also came Ansar Hizbullah members. This is the point where firearms started being used. There are reports of a few murders but it was mostly fired in the air or on walls in order to scare away protesters in University dorms.

- It's around the time of the second wave that the first reports and videos of an important number of non-Persian thugs shouting in Arabic and violently beating people with chains, clubs and electric batons (similar to cattle prods). The end of the second wave came right before the beginning of the current manifestation. Things were getting quieter with only sporadic reports of dissenters being assaulted. Important to note: at this time. the Supreme Leader has authorized these militias to use live ammunition against the crowd if things get out of hand (source: BBC)

- This brings us to the third wave, which just began around 12:30PM for those of us on the East Coast. According to all reports, plainclothes militia have opened fire on civilians protesting peacefully. Chaos erupted in the streets, with reports of fighting all over Tehran and spreading over Iran. Pictures of people shot, some to death, surfaced and were published in the mainstream media. Things very are ugly and this is spreading in other cities as well. Violent and murderous repression has started. At least a twenty people have been killed so far. Things will spiral down fast, and very soon.

There is a major crackdown on students, especially those with connections to the outside world going on right now. Some people report that the students are fighting back in some
areas. Telephones are being bugged and everyone twittering and sending videos outside of Iran are being rounded up. ISPs were shut down, government hackers are threatening people who twitter, and some of them have vanished in the last 24 hours.

Later, the people started to fight back. First, they took over and burned down a Basij base, killing its commander. Later, a Basij shot a young man in the face in front of their HQ, at which point a policeman went to confront them. The Basij beat the policeman, at which point students stormed the compound, throwing molotov cocktails, burning it to the ground. This is very big.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, supporters of Moussavi have a manifestation planned for 5pm, Tehran time. Roughly the same number or more is expected to attend. Plenty of twitter chat about dressing in black.

The pro-Ahmadinejad crowd however are planning a counter-demonstration at the very same place the supporters are supposed to gather at 3pm. Most agree that basically they are simply going to gather for a confrontation. Basij from all over the country are moving to Tehran and supporters are being bused from all over the country.

A major showdown is expected to unfold

The Supreme Leader has also called for a 10-day inquiry into the claims of fraud, but it has been widely dismissed as cosmetic. The Revolution lives on.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

June 6th, 1944

What this newsreel does not show it the horrific cost that was paid in lives to begin retaking France. Gentlemen, Thank You.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

IMAO


IMAO has long been one of my favorite sites--it has it all: making fun of demotards, monkey violence, and perhaps the most famous, and sane, plan for world peace ever invented, Nuke the Moon.

It is as such, we at TML are pleased to award them the TML Official Seal of Approval. Keep up the good work, boys.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Back From Vacation

Well, most of the staff of TML is back from vacation, now, with the exception of Brother Malcolm, who is still running amok in Europe, reminding himself how much better it is to be an American.

I found a funny video today I thought I would share. Think of it as what a promotional video made by the government would be like--kind of like the public service movies we were subjected to in school growing up.

Anyhow, here it is:


Monday, May 18, 2009

Comment On Sean's Post - Notre Dame Is Dead To Me

Yes, I'm Fat

This past winter I put on 15 pounds that I have not been able to shed. Genetics are not to blame and it is not the fault of the previous administration. I am not a victim. Since I can't blame my parents or the government I need to take personal responsibility. Taking personal responsibility is not the current vogue, though it was a concept that I was raised with and tried to inculcate to my children - they learned the lesson well. I found a website that explains my added weight and girth. Scroll down the left side of the site and you can see the things that appeal to me. Forget the arugula, give me protein and fats. Shame? No, that is just the way it is. Weird Al explains it in this video, "Fat"

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Notre Dame Is Dead To Me


I was raised to be a Notre Dame fan:  Catholic and born 8 miles from there, on the other side of the Michigan border, I remember learning the fight song as a kid.

I remember watching the Irish play football, and cheering away.  No longer.

While this is not a religious website, my religion has shaped who I am, and what I believe.  One of the things that I believe in strongly, is that children are children from conception, and that Abortion is nothing by legalized infanticide--that is, murder.  It is, in my opinion, no less horifying than the ancient Greeks leaving unwanted babes on a hillside to die of exposure.

Anyone who has held a child in their arms has, in my opinion, witnessed a no-shit miracle.

Notre Dame, a Catholic college, has a responsibility to uphold the teachings of the Roman Catholic church.  That is:  

"it cannot be safely taught in Catholic schools that it is lawful to perform . . . any surgical operation which is directly destructive of the life of the fetus or the mother."--Tribunal of the Holy Office, 1889

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is very, very clear on this topic.

Then, the faculty go an present Obama with an honorary degree, to which he then proceeds to cloud the issue by using political double-speak, like calling for "Fair Minded Debate".  Debate?  About Murder?  We aren't talking climate science here, we are talking about children's lives!

I believe that by honoring the accomplishments of this man, the University is passively supporting his policies.  I call for their censure.