Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Screw the Daley Machine

Update: According to Drudge... The Ego Has Landed.

Just an afterthought now that I have quit laughing. The 3 O's, Obamas and Oprah espouse the black liberation dogma of fairness and social justice. South America deserves its moment in the sun as does Brazil, a modern democracy.

I hope Team Triple 'O' didn't suggest a new Olympic logo for Chicago:

It used to be cool until Microsoft took ownership.

I am trying to think of something where government intervention into a effort actually improved it and lowered cost. My two best candidates were NASA and the military but budgets become meaningless and are buried by cost overruns.

It reminds me of the history of browsers. In my graduating year the web browser was the latest greatest thing of the day. For most my college days we used the internet from the command line. If we wanted to download something we actually had to type in 'Ftp' and ip address. MS Workgroup for Windows was just coming into the market and talk was everywhere about this graphic interface to the internet, the W3 Project.

My first browser was Mozilla. It was simple but you had to download a winsocket and perform other geek-oriented task. No whistles and bells. What you needed is what you got. Then Netscape burst on the scene, still a basic no nonsense browser but it had a cool look to it. Life was good. Microsoft then realized they needed to be playing this game. Along comes Internet Explorer ( exploder ) heavy with whistles, bells and integration into the OS to 'improve' your browsing experience. They ruined a simple effective system. Thankfully Google Chrome ( Mozilla ) browsers has brought sanity back into vogue.

Government will do the same with health care. All these whistles and bells will 'improve' your health care experience. Yeah... ok... whatever.

Compare and Contrast

The things an evil corporation does with their airplane and money.

The things a caring First Lady does with your airplane at $56K an hour.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Results Of On The Job Training

I originally posted this on January 10, 2009... just checking the status of my prediction. January... humm something about January... oh yeah... how's closing Gitmo in one year going ?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Leader of the Free World

The new president in 2013 is going to have one huge mess on his/hers hands. Obama's goals are looking more like he wants to neuter the United States. He sort of reminds me of an obese teenage girl looking in the mirror and wanting to see a slender version of herself. But there is the world of dreams then there is the world of reality. The world of reality must always be addressed first.

So while Obama was racking up more symbolic 'firsts' to quench his ego by chairing the Security Council and passing a meaningless pipe dream from his father, Sarkozy steps up and assumes the title of Leader of The Free World:

“We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.”

“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.

Friday, September 25, 2009

In The World Arena

Ladies and gentleman, in this corner... he stings like a butterfly, he floats like a bee, the one, the only OooooooooooBamaaaaaaaaaa....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Taxes Defined

Read the transcript of Stephi and his glorious leader's discussion on what a tax is.

A tax is any mandated payment by government that reduces my assets and spending potential. So if government causes the price of a commodity to rise then my spending potential is reduced the same as a direct tax. My wallet makes no distinct of who picked it.

Taxes are the weight of government on our backs.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Conservative vs. Liberal

Over the years I have thought about the differences between the worldviews of conservatives and liberals. I have held the view for so long I can't recall if I thought of it or heard it long ago and incorporated into my thinking. The difference between the conservative and liberal worldview is that conservatives see the world as it is while liberals see the world as it ought to be. I have had many disagree with this opinion but nothing will ever be settled.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered a defender of my point of view a day or so ago. I was looking for Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. I found this page that contains a quote from Michelle Obama at the DNC convention:
And Barack stood up that day, and he spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about "the world as it is" and "the world as it should be." And he said that, all too often, we accept the distance between the two, and we settle for the world as it is, even when it doesn't reflect our values and aspirations.

But he reminded us that we also know what the world should like -- look like. He said we know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like. And he urged us to believe in ourselves, to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be. And isn't that the great American story?
To this view I have always had one question - who is to determine how the world should be? Now in my worldview that answer is that the world already is as it should be according to He who created it. Sorry it doesn't conform to Man's ideals but it is what it is and perfect it never will be. Yes we should strive to better our condition - that is the dream. But this dream is not the reality. Which worldview then is 'reality-based'. So it is we have these opposing political paradigms. Nothing is ever accomplished in the world of dreams.

Extending this idea I go back to our formative years. Most of us learn very early that life isn't fair, deal with it. This is a lesson that never sunk into a liberal's thoughts.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jimmy Obama

We Apologize Europe.
Next time we'll elect an American.

Obama to Eastern Europe: Bend Over.
Russia to Obama: Da. Da, Comrade.

If the Europeans get nuked by Iran Obama will be responsible for the deaths of thousands. In that case he should be tried for war crimes along with the Iranians. He's the guy that would have left the gate open and invited them in.

Quite frankly I wonder if Obama would welcome the destruction of London as payback for its colonialism. A dream from his father?

I have made this image to show why the Czech Republic and Poland are so important. I have a feeling that Obama's advisers have been working with too many flat maps.

For the second time in my adult life I am embarrassed for my country. This time for spitting in the eyes of a good ally.

Russia is not a good ally. Obama is simply afraid of Putin. Like a poodle to a pitbull.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Digital Guerrillas

Alinsky died in 1972. He never saw the modern world in his rules. He never coud have envisioned that two young people armed with video and audio could bring down a nationwide movement. Obama and others have cultivated this Alinsky inspired movement to fundamentally kill off traditional American culture over decades. This government is the one they have been waiting for in hopes of changing America forever.

Obama has calculated what will be needed. The first thing is to incorporate business, unions, media and academia into a fascist coalition. At the same time they will conscript the underlings as foot soldiers. Once in power, the first order of operation is to allocate funds to support this infrastructure. The groundwork was laid long ago by playing on emotion and passing laws that would eventually stress the existing system while rewarding the underlings with homes they couldn't afford. The collapse of this system would provide the confusion to embezzle from the Treasury the needed financing. Obama seeks legions of foot-soldier to surrender themselves to his cause by building a domestic army of citizens as funded and equipped as the military.

But a funny thing happened on the way to dictatorship. The watchdogs were exposed to be in the enemy camp. The people of a digital age were confounding the effort. In the same way the original patriots used unconventional means to defeat the greatest army of their times two young patriots sneaked into the enemy camp and disrupted the Obamanites supply lines. It remains to be seen whether or not their forces will collapse.

Although it will never be uttered by state media the name of O'Keeffe and Giles deserve equal standing to Woodward & Bernstein. Two young people bring the whole thing down with a digital camera. Other patriots have gathered for months, created their own lines of communication, they've financed their own way and are at the point they can't be ignored or ridiculed anymore.

We are all Digital Guerrillas. The Left should be realizing they've built a strawman of the Right only to discover we can read Alinsky too. They have misunderestimated us.

Alinsky didn't think of this.

Calling All Czars, Calling All Czars.

FoxNews is carrying a story that Republicans are going to make every ObamaCzar testify. Using Obama's claim for a transparent administration. Ok then... shall we have a look?

Alinsky never thought about this.

Can I believe My Lyin' Eyes?

Looking for the Baucus bill and found this:

I need to find a helmet, pigs must be flying somewhere. Then again, since it is rather cool due to global warming, Hell could be freezing.

An Orwellian Moment

A Racist group demands condemnation of racism.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Culture of Rage

Ever wonder why some boy shows up at school one day and kills the jocks and bullies? Maybe this is why.

This is nothing new. I went through this from time to time. I didn't conform to the demands of a common culture. John Lennon stated it best in Working Class Hero:

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,

I lay in bed at night as a scrawny fourteen year-old with nothing but thoughts of revenge on these thugs to feel the torture of humiliation for themselves. Oh what'd I'd do to them if I were bigger. Well, I got bigger after high school. In fact I got physically intimidating. I did run into many of these thugs later. Each time I encountered one of them I realized I could beat each of them to a pulp... and each time we ended up laughing about it and they apologized. Kids do stupid things.

Top-Down Rot

One rotten apple can spoil the whole barrel.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Death Panels

Where did the idea of death panels come from?

Note he says 'we can let your doctor know'. Who is we and what information are they using to come to a determination to advise the doctor? Like the doctor is awaiting their instructions. Reminds me of a gladiator awaiting thumbs up or down.

Primal Right to Self-Defense

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Chicago Way

I question the timing.

Blago's go-to guy shows up dead, at 51, just before his trial over kick-backs:
On Tuesday, in a surprise move just a day before his scheduled trial, Kelly, owner of a roofing business, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud as part of a kickback scheme to illegally obtain $8.5 million in work at O'Hare International Airport.

Wonder who was about to get exposed?

TEA Anyone?

Found this DC webcam link at Michelle Malkin

Friday, September 11, 2009

Silent No More

While googling for that 'just right pic' of 'We The People' for tomorrow's eye candy march on Washington I ran across Rebus Report. Interesting read. I don't find it all that nefarious but rather another legacy of our history. For both Man and Nation, entry into this world is messy and a struggle. But the argument is laid out in a convincing manner. The point being made is similar to something I encountered in my past and vehemently opposed; loss of our sovereignty to a world body.

In college, I put on a big fuss over having to swear allegiance to the nation and the state before I could get paid money they owed me. I wrote a lengthy protest listing the reason why. I eventually signed ( with protest ) so I could eat. At the time the President of the college warned me that if I ever sought public office my complaint would be public record. Here, some fifteen years later, we are closer to that world I would not submit to.

At the end of the quest I found a great pic From ATR - Americans for Tax Reform
.... with a little editorial comment from me of course...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Call Them Out

Obama has asked that those spreading disinformation should be 'called out'. Joe Wilson was doing what he asked.

I wonder what thoughts were going through their heads:

Feet of Clay

The great and wonderful leader stands on feet of clay. Glenn Beck was right when he said yesterday that the conversation today won't be about Obama's fable last night. The battering rams are about to destroy the feet of clay upon which the Obama regime stands. The Bastille is about to be stormed and I have visions of an electoral bloodbath in 2010. Today is a good day.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Expand Federal Employment

Consider this: why not allow those drawing a check from the government into the federal employee insurance program? Welfare recipients are essentially another class of federal employee paid to do nothing but vote for Democrats when called upon.

That's what they do now but without HC benefits.

I would also promote the idea that since a union becomes the master of the employees is it not a better idea that the unions should be responsible for their employee's health care rather than the company they contract to?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Riddle Me This

There is something I haven't heard anyone bring up in this HC debate. Some have made the point that choices would bloom if restrictions were lifted where anyone can purchase insurance from other states. It is my understanding you can only get insurance offered within your state.

If this is true and it is not an inter-state commerce issue then what the hell justifies the federal government interfering with health insurance ?

Friday, September 04, 2009

What Would Satan Do?

I see every now in then each side of the HC debate attempting to bring Jesus into this in order to lay a faux morality base to their arguments. What would Jesus do? Well actually he would probably counter with a question: What will it matter in three hundred years? What will you be doing then?

This whole WWJD? thing is the source of much amusement; much like watching a little kid try to explain why they believe something. Cute as the dickens but oh so much more to learn.

I got to thinking, wouldn't it be far more fruitful to instead ask: what would Satan do? There would be no ambiguity. Almost everyone would know with certainty they are expressing an informed opinion.

Then... simply do the opposite.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Economic Terrorists

American Exceptionalism

This guy just gets better and better.

Bill Whittle on American Exceptionalism.

One thing I would add is that America is the world. Populated by people of all nations. It is an example of what can happen when people abandon their old ways and accept the ways of liberty and individual responsibility. That is when we strive to be a melting pot instead of being just a diverse society. Diversity implies division, the opposite of unity. Obama uses diversity to play one group against another to achieve his own aggrandizement. The country of Obama, by Obama, for Obama. Going to be a hard crash from such imaginary heights. I expect a fully documented narcissistic rage in the not too distant future when his vision comes crashing down.

Delusion Overlaod?

ABC News Exclusive:

National Security Adviser Says President Obama Is Having Greater Success Taking Terrorists Out of Commission Than Bush Did.

"Responding to criticism from former Vice President Cheney that President Obama is making the nation more vulnerable to terrorism, the president’s National Security Adviser, Gen. Jim Jones (Ret.), told ABC News in an exclusive interview that actually the reverse is true: President Obama’s greater success with international relations has meant more terrorists put out of commission."

“This type of radical fundamentalism or terrorism is a threat not only to the United States but to the global community,” Jones said. “The world is coming together on this matter now that President Obama has taken the leadership on it and is approaching it in a slightly different way – actually a radically different way – to discuss things with other rulers to enhance the working relationships with law enforcement agencies – both national and international."

The world coming together such as this?

Yep, screw the people. The families of the victims are just collateral damage in foreign affairs. Let them wail and moan. Oil is what counts. Right Mr. Obama ? Where is a code pinko when you need one.