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Friday, April 30, 2010

National Enquirer: Obama Cheating Scandal!!

This is filed under the "Give Liberals Enough Rope To Hang Themselves" segment.

Click here for story: National Enquirer: Obama Cheating Scandal

PRESIDENT OBAMA has been caught in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide, sources say.

And now, a hush-hush security video that shows everything could topple both Obama's presidency and marriage to Michelle!

Now, before you scoff that the National Enquirer is not a credible source, remember that they were the same ones that broke the John Edwards cheating scandal. Let's see how the MSM handles this one!

Two-timers commiserate!

UPDATE!!! Here is the mistress, Vera Baker:

This Is All A Little Too Convenient

A few weeks ago the White House sent up a smokescreen. They announced they would allow expanding offshore oil drilling. Of course, those on the left claimed that Obama was moving to the right. They feigned outrage at the plan saying he was going against his leftist, environmental base.

Those of us on the right were skeptical. After all, after Sarah Palin coined the phrase "Drill, baby, drill!" on the 2008 campaign trail, Obama suggested you could gain just as much through oil consumption savings by checking the air in your car's tires. Idiot.

Many of us knew what the expanded oil drilling announcement was about: votes. After a widely unpopular health care bill was shoved down the American people's throats, Obama tried to stay the tide of anti-Democrat sentiment by announcing the White House sponsored expansion of new offshore drilling. Those of us that knew better knew that the chance of this ever coming to fruition was little to none.

Then last week the explosion on a gulf coast drilling platform made national news. Word of an oil leak spread. Shouts against offshore drilling were immediate. Liberal environwhackos immediately harped on the administration's policy to expand offshore drilling. And now the White House is backing away from that policy:

Click here for story: White House Says No New Offshore Drilling Until Investigation is Complete

I am sorry, but this is all a little too coincidental. A little too convenient. Obama tries to play to the right with his announcement, and a couple weeks later the U.S. suffers a very rare, as well as its biggest and worst offshore drilling platform disaster. Ever.

I'll be interested in where the "truthers" (those that think Bush was behind 9/11) come down on this one. Am I suggesting that Obama may be behind the explosion on the offshore drilling platform? I think it is possible. It is much more likely than Bush masterminding the 9/11 attacks.

I'll be interested in the outcome of the investigation. I truly believe that sabotage was at play here regardless of who is ultimately behind it.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Biggest Hypocrite: Barack Hussein Obama

From Drudge:

Obama: 'I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money'...

President made $5 million last year...

Oprah Winfrey $100 Million Deal With PROCTER & GAMBLE Rocks Industry...

So Obama thinks some people make too much. Excluding, of course, himself and his biggest (pun-intended) supporter.


Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law ALREADY Working!

That was fast. Unlike Obamacare, which will take years, if not decades if ever, to take effect, the Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration law is already working!

Click here: Illegal immigrants plan to leave over Ariz. law

Awesome! To quote Hannibal from the A-Team: "I love it when a plan comes together."

If I were Texas, Florida, and any other border state that isn't run but a bunch of loony lefties, I would pass the law in my state as well. Watch all of the illegals flee those states like mosquitoes from Deet!

Also, why does San Francisco care what Arizona does? Last I checked San Fran was hundreds of mile away from Arizona. If San Francisco loves illegal immigrants so much then all of those leaving Arizona over this law should go there.

Oh, and I have another idea!

There is this story today:

Click here for story: Hispanics plan weekend rallies in 70 cities

Here is my idea, hire hundreds of ICE agents, and send them to these cities. Start rounding up the illegals and shipping them back to their home countries! Half the work (gathering them together) would be done for you!

Of course with 0bama in charge that will never happen. They guy would have to stand up straight in order to grow a backbone.

The Ever Expanding Basis Of "Evidence"

Came across this on Drudge this morning:

Click here for story: NASA: Evidence of life on Mars

Now, maybe like me, you assumed from the headline that remains of carbon-based nature were found on Mars. Maybe a fossilized plant. Maybe even at the extreme, some long dead micro-organisms.

None of that. This is the "evidence":
A special mission to the Red Planet has revealed the likely presence of a form of pond scum - the building blocks of life as we know it.
Notice, "likely presence". Not the actual presence. That is evidence? Excuse me for a minute while I pick myself off the floor from laughing so hard. Imagine if this measure was applied to criminal cases. "It is likely that physical evidence exists that proves that the defendant committed this crime. Granted, we haven't found that evidence, but the fact that it likely exists should be good enough."

Also here:
Previous missions to Mars have concluded there is probably water on the planet.
Probably water? Based on what?
The recent missions have gathered evidence of sulphates on Mars, a strong indication there is water on the planet and therefore life.
Wow. And this is what they call "science"?

They even admit that their assumption is unproven:
"Two, it turns out on earth there just hasn't been hardly any work done at all to show whether gypsum ever includes within it preserved evidence of former life."
LOL So they are basing the idea that there is life on Mars on the probability that there is water based on sulphates found, like gypsum, even though they have no idea whether gypsum indicates A) water or B) life.

Great work there NASA. No wonder Obama is defunding your space program.

Now this would be true evidence of life on Mars!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Barbaric. Horrifying. Makes You Ask Why Abortion Is Legal.

This is just sickening. It makes me want to literally vomit. I can't even describe the story you have to read it for yourself:

Click here for story: Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

I am absolutely heartbroken over this story. I can't even begin to imagine what this poor little boy suffered through in his short life. It is sad beyond words.

Now, let's allow this story to frame these thoughts.
  • Barack Obama voted against the "Born Alive" act. What kind of cold, callous individual coule allow something like this to occur?
  • Imagine if this were an animal. Dog, cat, rabbit, etc. PETA, and the libs would be throwing a fit.
  • When a "civilization" begins to treat the most innocent and helpless in this fashion, what comes next?
  • Obamacare would probably have paid for the abortion, but not the after-care once the baby was found alive two days later.
My only solace is in these words:
There is a God. He is alive. In Him we live. And we survive. From dust our God, created man. He is our God. The Great I Am.
Whoa be unto those that allowed this to happen on their watch.

My New Favorite Title For Barack Obama: Neosoc

For years, during the Bush administration, I and others were referred to as neocons. Short for neoconservatives, or "new" conservatives, liberals meant it as a slur. I wore it as a badge of honor. And when I began referring to myself as a "neocon", socialists snickered that I must not know what it meant.

It is always funny to me how liberals think they are the only ones in on the joke. And that humor continues today. Liberals will bash any conservative that uses the word "socialist" in describing Barack Obama. They, again, snicker and tell conservatives that they are stupid and don't know what socialism is. Then they secretly high-five each other that there is a socialist in the White House.

So the question remains, is Obama a socialist? Well this question is the basis of a new article by Jonah Goldberg. Read it here:

Click here: What Kind of Socialist Is Barack Obama?

It is a well written piece, though I don't necessarily agree with all of the points in the article. Here is one piece I do not necessarily agree with:

Obama is no Marxist. This is a point lost on some who like to highlight the president’s indebtedness to the ideas of the late radical Saul Alinsky, who was no Marxist either. Rather, Alinsky was a radical leftist and a proponent of “social-ism” before Blair named it.

I disagree. At his core I believe Barack Obama is a Marxist. If he could turn America into a Marxist state he would. But Obama is pragmatic enough to realize that Marxism would never fly in America. Not without a bloody revolution, one that would have little chance of success. So instead he comes down a little more to the right of Marxism because of the limits our republic places on him.

This is a perfect description of the pragmatic Barack Obama:

Still, the question remains, What do we call Obama’s “social-ism”? John Judis’s formulation—“liberal socialism”—is perfectly serviceable, and so is “social democracy” or, for that matter, simply “progressivism.” My own, perhaps too playful, suggestion would be neosocialism.

I like that. Neosocialism. Neosoc for short. It also keeps in line with the way socialism and, eventually, communism come into being. Very infrequently do these ideas take root in a nation and just sprout and make that nation thus overnight. No, it is usually a slow march towards that. One industry, one business, one segment of the economy at a time. Until you wake up one morning and the government is not only your tax collector, but they are also the provider of your living, health care, pension, and everything. Cradle to grave, the nanny-state.

So the fact that Obama is not an outright Marxist makes him more dangerous. He got elected on the idea of bringing people together. The idea that he was liberal, or socialist, was scoffed at. He then got elected and became everything conservatives (or neocons!) had said he was. I still think deep down he wants to be the American Hugo Chavez.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time To Bring Back DDT

My family and I traveled over the weekend. We went to a friend's wedding in Alabama. We stayed at a hotel chain while down there.

Just before leaving I found a bedbug in my daughter's suitcase. The fall--out was immediate.

First, I had a physical reaction. Having a coworker that had come into contact with bedbugs a couple of years ago,I had done a lot of research. There is only one thing you need to know: once you get bedbugs in your house, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of them. When I found the bedbug I started to black-out. I nearly hyperventilated.

My wife calmed me down, but then as she started reading on the internet about bedbugs, her physical reaction became much the same as mine initially.

Second, we had an emotional reaction. All 3 of us (wife, daughter and myself) have gone through a range of emotions since this discovery. Anger, fear, sadness, hopelessness, resolve, and everything in between. The emotional reaction continues even now.

Third, we had a time reaction. The amount of time we have already spent trying to prevent these things from coming into the house is mind-boggling. It started the minute we came home. We took nothing in except the clothing on our backs, which we then stripped out of and threw into the washer.

All day yesterday I spent going through things. I took all of our clothing to the laundromat and washed them in hot water, and dried them on high-heat. I threw away the luggage. I put things that could go into the dryer into it on high-heat. Everything that could get wet was scalded with hot water. Everything else is still in garbage bags outside.

Fourth, money reaction. I can't tell you how much this episode has already cost me, but it continues to go up all the time.

Do some research on bedbugs, they are nasty little critters. It is like a horror movie. And the fact that they are so hard to eradicate makes them worse.

Of course, there is an answer: DDT. Of course the environwhackos are staunchly opposed to DDT because it makes eagle eggs thin. Never mind that DDT virtually rid the world of bedbugs, but also of malaria. Now that it is illegal, both malaria and bedbugs are on the rise.

Yet environmentalists are still opposed to DDT. And they wonder why so many of us view the environmentalists movement as anti-human.


P.S. For your viewing displeasure:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Obama Is A Racist

Strong accusation, you say? Maybe. Unfounded? No.

Obama seeks to 'reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women' for 2010

Let me translate for you: "Young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women were all dumb enough to vote for me in 2008, maybe we can dupe them to vote Democrat in 2010!"

Seriously, this guy thinks that these groups are so unable to think for themselves, that if you could just get them to show up they'll vote the way he wants them to. Sorry, but isn't it racist to assume the black vote will vote the way a black president tells them to? Am I missing something there?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nothing Worse Than Lukewarmness

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
-Revelation 3:15,16

Interesting discussion I had with a coworker today related to the 2nd amendment. This guy claims to be conservative. He claims to be pro-2nd amendment. Yet talking to him is like talking to an anti-gunner.

Idiots ruin it for everybody.

I don't like the NRA, they are bullies.

The liberal media jump anything they can.

These are some of the things he said. Most of it was in reaction to an incident that occurred recently here in Michigan where a CCW holder shot another man during a road rage incident.

He immediately assumes the CCW holder was an idiot. Never mind that the other guy was tailgating, and the other guy got out of his car at a stoplight to confront the CCW holder. Sure, the CCW holder should not have been aggressive and should have just let this other guy, the real idiot, go. But the liberal media is painting the other guy as an innocent victim.

So my coworker jumps to the conclusion that the CCW holder was an idiot that never should have had a CCW. Maybe that is true. But don't,out of one side of your mouth, talk about the liberal media, then out of the other take everything they say as gospel.

So for the record, this coworker:

Claims to be pro-2nd amendment, but doesn't like the NRA, the main organization that fights to preserver the 2nd amendment.

Claims that the media is too liberal, but then falls for everything the media reports.

On top of it, he claims to be a Christian, but curses like sailor (okay he is ex-Navy but still).

To me that is the very definition of lukewarmness. Christ disliked lukewarmness, and said so in Revelation chapter 3. I understand why.

Here is the Free Press article related to this story. Notice how one-sided it is:

Click here: Man arraigned in road rage shooting in Farmington Hills

Note: This coworker sent this to a couple of us with the following subject line in the email: "Idiots with a CCW give program a bad name!"

Friday, April 09, 2010

This Was Too Good Not To Share Here Too

Over at my other blog, Healthy Eating For Real People, I did a post on sugar yesterday: Why Do Americans Think That Sugar Is "Natural"?

I won't say much, except to point out the ingredients that are added to the cane juice during processing: sulfur dioxide fumes, and powdered lime. Yeah, that sounds natural.

Yet artificial sweeteners and high-fructose corn syrup get a bad rap!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Something That Bugs Me: Animal Charities

I never understood why people donate to, or request donations for, animal charities. I don't get it.

I remember the aftermath of Katrina, and I remember seeing the scenes of people trapped on their roofs. I remember people trying to find food. I remember people trying to get out of New Orleans, and out of the entire hurricane disaster area. It caused me to donate to the relief efforts.

A few days after Katrina I got an email from a coworker urging us to donate to some charity that was going to rescue the pets from the disaster area. What? When every dollar and cent was needed to help the people affected, someone was actually worried about dogs and cats? Please. I politely declined.

Since then I have been a staunch opponent of animal charities. Call me cold, I don't care. But I feel that until every shred of human suffering has been wiped out, then forget the animals. Let the animals fend for themselves. And while I can't stop other people from donating, nor can I stop the animal charities from spending money on animals, I can make sure none of my money goes to them. And if I get a say on where charitable money goes, then I argue against animal charities.

I feel I have been justified by this with reports on animal charities like the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS is notorious for showing sad pictures and video of homeless, neglected and abused pets, and then asking for donations to help them. They then take those donations and funnel them to lobbyist in Washington D.C. to fight against hunting and fishing. Sickening.

So my advice to anyone is never, ever give to an animal charity. Take that money and give it to fight breast cancer. Heart disease. Or better yet, to help underprivileged children. One child dying of hunger is more deplorable than infinite dogs or cats dying from anything.

P.S. I have 3 pet dogs, very well pampered, so keep your hate comments/email to yourself.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

My Post-"My Post-Argentine Life" Life

Early last year, when I started really blogging in earnest, I started looking around blogspot for other blogs I would be interested in. As I found conservative blogs, and other blogs that interested me, I would "follow" them.

The blogspot "blog follow" feature is sweet! If you don't take advantage of it I would recommend you do. It allows you to follow blogs, and then as new posts are made to those blogs, it puts those postings in an easy to follow list. It has become my habit every morning, and several times a day, to check my follow list for new postings on the blogs I follow. It is an excellent way to stay up on the reading of those blogs.

One day I stumbled across a blog entitled My Post-Argentine Life. It turns out that this young lady, Lydia, spent some months in Argentina while completing her undergrad degree, and came back with a greater appreciation for the United States of America. She also self-identified as a conservative upon her return.

This was fascinating to me. I have had a few family members and friends live outside of the country for considerable amounts of time. A lot of the times these people came back to the U.S. having picked up foreign sensibilities, and actually looking down on their home country. Mmost of the time they would come back more liberal than they left.

This young lady seemed to buck that trend. I was fascinated reading her older posts about her time in Argentina and how it shaped her conservative politics. (She also claimed to have an elephant sticker on her car.)

Since I started following that blog it has changed. It became less about conservatism, and politics in general, and more about this young lady's venture into grad school. It also become more about pop culture: music, movies, literature, art, etc. However, I continued to read the new posts, along with the new posts of the 34 other blogs that I currently follow.

I noticed the blog took a bit of a turn to the left, more so related to vegetarianism and environmentalism, but I enjoyed discovering new music and art, and continued to read the blog when new posts would show up in my follow list.

Occasionally, as with the other 34 blogs I follow, I would comment on posts that struck me. Lydia even responded to some of my responses. When she posted a about her favorite works of art, I asked her to write new posts about them so I could figure out what the art was trying to convey. I've never been a big fan of paintings, at least in the existential sense that so many seem to frame (pun-intended) paintings in. Either I think the artist has talent for painting, or I think he/she stinks. But Lydia took up my suggestion and posted about the first painting on her list. I found it fascinating.

Then a few weeks ago she wrote about high-fructose corn syrup, and the negative impact it has had on the diets of Americans. I made a comment that while HFCS being worse for you than sugar is still a question mark, that avoiding all forms of sugar would do the American diet a lot of good. (I've long held that high refined sugar intake, including the kind produced from sugar cane, is why we have a weight problem in this country.)

When I went back to see if there were any responses to my comment (a practice I regularly engage in after commenting on a blog post), to my surprise it was deleted. I didn't think anything I had said was particularly inflammatory nor abrasive. But, I figured maybe it didn't convey a message she wanted conveyed. No harm, no foul.

The next day, there was a post there about literature. One of my favorite subjects! I love reading classic works of fiction, and have read many such novels in the course of my life. I read with interest about the books discussed, and then left a comment, based on one of the books listed, suggesting My Antonia by Willa Cather. I then, as I usually do when a discussion of classic literature comes up, professed my love for the writings of William Faulkner. (Note, I left out my affinity for the poetry of E.E. Cummings!)

When I went back I noticed two things. First, there was a terse response from Lydia about her loathing of "William Faulkner and My Antonia". Okay, no biggie, lots of people disagree on the classics they like, or don't like. The second thing I noticed was that I was no longer listed in her list of "Followers". My picture in that list was rather obvious, so it no longer being there was obvious too.

When I went to my list of blogs that I follow, I noticed that My Post-Argentine Life was no longer listed there. Apparently, I have been "follow ignored". Blogspot allows blog owners to place users on a "follow ignore" list.

I received no explanation why. I guess I could have emailed Lydia to find out whether it was the corn syrup comment, or the Faulkner/My Antonia comment, or both, that got me ignored. I thought maybe it was that she only meant her blog for friends and people she knew, but there are many other forums more suited to that. Blogspot is a public forum for writing, where places like Facebook (evil that it is) are more suited to writing for just friends. Or maybe she read postings on my blog and decided she didn't want someone like me linked to her blog.

Admittedly, I have since continued to sneak back to read My Post-Argentine Life even though it is no longer in my follow list. And I am glad I did. A recent posting mentioned a company that I would otherwise not have known about. It is a company called TOMS.

Click here for more info on TOMS:

Sounds like a wonderful company that helps provide shoes for children that do not normally have access to shoes. (Note, they sell shoes and for each pair bought they donate a pair to an underprivileged child. I would rather just donate since I really don't like their style.)

If the current version of My Post-Argentine Life had been in existence when I was searching for other conservative blogs, I probably never would have found it. If I had I would have moved on since it wasn't what I was searching for. However, since I did find it and followed it, finding TOMS is a perfect example of how a seemingly simple choice can later lead you to things that are very worthwhile. I am not upset that I got follow ignored, but I am very happy to have found a great cause like TOMS.

Obama's Nuclear Handcuffing Of The U.S.

I have been trying to organize my thoughts on this issue so that I could post about it. Obama has rendered me speechless. That is no small feat. I don't know whether the guy hates his own country so much that he doesn't care about protecting it, or if he is just too stupid to understand what this move means.

I think it might be both. But I will say this: this new policy destroys completely any shred of respect that I may still have had for Obama. I have no respect for this man anymore. He is The Manchurian Candidate. Thank God he didn't come along during the height of the Cold War (though Jimmy Carter was close).

theblogprof has an excellent post up today on this subject:

Click here: theblogprof: Video of Charles Krauthammer: Obama's New Nuclear Policy "Is Either Insane or Ridiculous - I Can't Decide"

By the way, you have to love Charles Krauthammer. The guy is an extremely intelligent, insightful, and straight to the point commentator.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Open Plea To Obama: Please Stop With The Ceremonial Opening Pitches

Chairman Zero did it again. This one was worse than last year, all be it he did leave the mom jeans at home this time.

Thanks to theblogprof, here is a link to Obama's girly lob towards the vicinity of home-plate:

Click here: theblogprof: Obama throws another opening day MLB sissy girl pitch, gets booed

My absolute favorite part, even above Obama making a complete sissy-fool of himself, is the dude in the #26 jersey in the crowd behind the plate. He is giving Obama his back! LOL Kind of a one man protest. LOVE IT!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Juan Williams: "(If you allow offshore drilling) you will be dripping oil when you come out of the ocean."

What? Okay, Juan has never been very smart. Anyone that has seen him on Fox News realizes this. The guy depends on government subsidies for his livelihood (NPR) so of course he loves big government. But he also loves Barack Obama. (Any guesses why?)

All that aside, only a complete moron could make the statement he made tonight on Sean Hannity. He was on a segment of the show related to the smoke and mirrors Obama is trying to pull with his offshore "exploration" policy. Everyone sees it for the political ruse that it is. Except good ol' Juan.

Sean went through a litany of drilling that this new policy doesn't allow. Places no exploration is necessary because we know the oil is there. ANWAR, off the coast of California, off the coast of Florida, and more locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Juan's response, and he was totally serious about this too:

"And you will be dripping oil when you get out of the ocean."

Unbelievable. (By they way, I will put the video up as soon as Fox News does.) NPR, if they had a shred of integrity, would fire him now. The only reason Fox News allows him on is because he provides so many examples of liberal stupidity and hi-jinx that it is impossible not to invite him back.

Some other examples: when he nearly broke out in tears in disappointment at Bush's reelection on election night in November of 2004. When he did break out in tears of joy over the election of Barack Hussein "I Am Going To Ruin The Country" Obama. And early in tonight's program when he compared allowing drilling off the coast of Alaska to "another Exxon Valdez ".

If the guy is serious with this stuff then he should seek medical attention. Something isn't right with his noggin.

UPDATE!!!! Can't find the video, but Lexus Nexus has the transcript: Transcript of Juan Williams on Hannity's show

Here is the exchange:

HANNITY: I think Republicans are getting suckered in to a bad deal by the president. We would drill off the coast of California and Florida tomorrow because we know where the oil is.

WILLIAMS: And when you came out of ocean you would be dripping oil.

Juan Williams is an idiot.