Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Preview of This Fall's Commercials from the White House

Thought you might like to see a preview of the commercials that the White House will be pushing this Fall. Hey, haven't we gone through this before? Like in 1976? What? You don't remember the great Swine Flu epidemic of '76?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lifestyles of the Rich and Elected

Congress wants to add the cost of 8 new executive jets, at the cost of $550 million, to the Pentagon budget to ferry members of Congress to various parts of the world for trips. Why add it to the Pentagon budget? Because it can easily get lost and justified.

This is, of course, after they killed funding to build new F-22 fighter jets.

Perhaps we can have the jets full of Congress and their spouses intercept enemy fighters instead of the F-22's that were planned on. If they are shot down then the cost will certainly be justified . . .

Why do we need these new executive jets? So members of Congress can take global-warming research trips with their spouses to Australia and the South Pole. There, they can see the effects of global-warming up close while snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, riding a cable car through an Australian rain forest, visiting a penguin rookery, and going to the South Pole.

Yep, that ought to provide conclusive evidence that global warming exists.

As a taxpayer, I am always happy to pay for you and your spouse to go on these trips, especially when you need to take a specially equipped rocket and ski Air Force plane to land at the South Pole. What did you see there? I saw lots and lots of snow and ice when I watched the Discovery Channel show on the South Pole. How was your experience any different.

You had better be glad you were not representing my district or my state, I would vote you out in a heartbeat for crap like that.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Don't Try This At Home

Hey, want to allow the government access to anything and everything on your computer at home? Well then go click on to check out the "Cash for Clunkers" program. After agreeing to the privacy act and security agreement you are given a warning message that your computer will now become part of the Federal computer system and is property of the United States government. Any files can be inspected or checked by officials both domestic and foreign.

So you have just given permission to the federal government to check your computer at any time and track anything you have on there at any time.

Scary, scary stuff.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Your Freedom of Speech - Going, Going, . . .

The Obama administration has a new directive for the American people in trying to fight the disinformation against universal health care. If you hear something 'fishy' in the healthcare debate then you are to contact the White House with the source of that information. They will then store it in a database and track all of this 'disinformation.' The FOX News story about it is here.

Whoa. I thought I was reading Pravda again. Yes, comrade. Glory to Mother Russia. Shoplifters of the World, Unite and Take Over.

OK, so that last one wasn't ever in Pravda. Lyrics from bygone days . . .

This is a direct threat to the freedom of speech. If you are not allowed to voice an opposing view or face repercussions if you do so then there is no free speech. President Obama claimed that this was going to be the most transparent administration ever, there would be nothing to hide. They were right in one sense - they no longer have to hide when they take away freedoms.

Here is the text of the message -

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there. 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

Remember that liberty's best friend, Nancy Pelosi, has reported people showing up to healthcare debates and town hall meetings with swastikas. Oh my. Still not as scary as the people in your district Nancy. Harry Reid called dissenting views on healthcare "loud, shrill voices."

We are losing freedom and Big Brother is becoming much more bold than he was in the Bush administration. All in the name of insuring the children and the poor.

Just be glad you are not the poor guy who has to administer and monitor :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Book Review: Samuel Adams, A Life by Ira Stoll

Just finished reading this book and absolutely loved it. I was familiar with the biographies of most of the founding fathers but Samuel Adams was a name that appeared in fabric of the revolution but has now been cosigned to beer commercials.

How sad, what a fearless and pious humble revolutionary.

Samuel Adams was not as well known as his cousin, John Adams, nor as famous as the governor of post-revolutionary Mass., John Hancock, but he could definitely be called the catalyst of the American Revolution.

One thing that impressed me about Samuel Adams was his belief that God wanted a free people and that this nation could only remain free if it adhered to upright moral values. Here is a sample -

Luxury & Extravagance are in my opinion totally destructive of those Virtues which are necessary for the Preservation of the Liberty and Happiness of the People. Piety, Justice, Moderation, Temperance, Industry, and Frugality are absolutely necessary to preserve the advantages of liberty . . . We cannot too warmly express our gratitude to Almighty God, who hath smiled on the virtuous struggles of the United States, and crowned the conflict with so happy a conclusion, Our Independence is confirmed.

From his creation of the Mass. Constitution to his initial reluctance of the Constitution (the Federalist Papers were written partially as an answer to the arguments of Samuel Adams against a strong central government), this man served his country with all that he had. Three cheers to Samuel Adams and encouragement to all to discover who he was.

5 out of 5 stars * * * * *