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Expanding the Market
You know I cherish the free exchange of ideas. I live by the motto: I may not agree with your opinion, but I will fight to the death to defend my right to ridicule it.

In support of that lofty ideal, I've decided to . . .

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What to do until the Blog arrives

The Litter-ature novel is here. I update it regularly--every time Kirstin Chenowith tackles me and sticks her tongue in my ear.

Jordan's Eagle Project.

LoL Cartoons

Logic Primer

Duke Boys Car Chase

Pipe Intersections

Gymkhana Practice

Programmable Calendar

Compass Course Spreadsheet

Complete Orienteering Course Files Updated!

Things you may not know about Sarah Palin

Handy Units Conversion Utility

Amazing Grace on the Sax

Obama's Magic 8 Ball


The John Galt Society

It can be discouraging to look around at who's running the show these days and wonder "Where have all the grown-ups gone?"

Take heart. There are still some people who are not drinking the Kool-aid. Here's where to find them. I would suggest going gown this list every day and printing off the most recent articles you haven't read to read over lunch.

Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is a feisty conservative bastion. You loved her book "Unhinged" and you can read her columns here.
Ann Coulter

Ann posts her new column every Thursday, or you can browse her past columns.
George Will
What can you say? It's George Will. Read it.
Charles Krauthammer posts every Friday. Just a good, smart conservative columnist.
If you want someone who gets it just as right, but is easier to read, try Thomas Sowell, who just posts at random times.
Jonah Goldbert seldom disappoints.
David Limbaugh carries on the family tradition.

Jewish World Review has all these guys plus lots more good stuff.

Or you can go to radio show sites like
 Laura Ingraham's or Glenn Beck's or Rush Limbaugh's..

If you'd like you can study The Constitution while you wait.

Then there's always TownHall.com, NewsMax.com, The Drudge Report, FreeRepublic.com, World Net Daily, (which Medved calls World Nut Daily), News Busters, or National Review Online.

For the Lighter Appetite

If you have to read the news, I recommend The Nose on Your Face, news so fake you'd swear it came from the Mainstream Media. HT to Sid for the link.
Or there's always The Onion. (For the benefit of you Obama Supporters, it's a spoof.)

Dave Barry's Column
Daryl Cagle's Index of Political Cartoons
About half of these cartoonists are liberal (Latin for wrong) but the art is usually good. (Fantastic, if you're used to the quality of art on this site.)

Or just follow the links above and to the right of this section (you can't have read all my archived articles already). If you have read all my articles (you need to get out more) go to my I'm Not Falling For It section.

Above all, try to stay calm. Eventually I may post something again.

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You probably already have, but just in case you haven't, check out Jordan's Eagle Project.

Expanding the Market
You know I cherish the free exchange of ideas. I live by the motto: I may not agree with your opinion, but I will fight to the death to defend my right to ridicule it.

In support of that lofty ideal, I've decided to try to cater to left-leaning individuals with some products that might interest them.

Liberals, remember when you watched "Up in Smoke" for the first time. You were pretty stoned. That's why you found it so funny.

Now there's good news for those of you who, in the dismal Obama economy, are trying to choose between paying the rent or buying the drugs that allow you to laugh at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

No-witatol is now available to you, as a registered democrat, for free, under provisions in Obamacare that provide this life-saving drug to people who suffer from Can't Grasp That a Cable Channel with 'Comedy' in its Name is Not Really Funny Syndrome.

Please remember to follow No-witatol dosage procedures carefully. If you laugh at Colbert, you've ingested enough. If you can hear Pelosi defending Colbert as an expert witness without tipping over your bong, you need to call 911 quickly, before you lose consciousness.

There's also good news for leftists who yearn to read the common sense conservative newsletters, but can't risk the mailman or friends turning you in to the Obama Gestapo.

The Marksist Report is a conservative newsletter by Mark Levin, Mark Steyn, and three other conservatives name Mark, that is specifically targeted to your needs. It's delivered to your mailbox in a plain brown wrapper, which is overkill, since your friends and snitches can't read, and will think it's a Marxist publication.

The service is discreetly billed to your credit card as "Louie's House of Porn" so you can save face if your liberal friends ever see your credit card statement.

The sign of a true leader
. . . being able to prioritize.

Obama's Top Priority from RightChange on Vimeo.

Politics for Dummies
In this article Victor Davis Hanson explores the demorats' continuing lie that they represent the thinkers. He quotes Adlai Stevenson, the intellectual lightweight who those on the left still hold up as their claim to cerebral superiority.
Now, John Kerry -- who failed to win the presidency in 2004 and recently tried to avoid state sales taxes on his new $7 million yacht -- is voicing similar frustrations about Americans' inability to fathom what their betters are trying to do for them.

Kerry laments that, "We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to what's going on. Instead it falls for "a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what's happening."

No crap. That's how we ended up with Obama.
In the 2008 campaign, Michelle Obama at one point said of her husband's burden, "Barack is one of the smartest people you will ever encounter who will deign to enter this messy thing called politics."

That sense of intellectual superiority was channeled by Barack Obama himself when he later tried to explain why his message was not resonating with less astute rural Pennsylvanians: "And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

You know this trick. If the demorats accuse you of it, look for it in them. It's inherent in the name "democrats." The last thing these people want is a democracy. It's a tactic they use to recruit supporters. The irony here is that only the stupid will fall for voting for democrats to prove they are smart.

This the party of the intellectual? James Carville? He can't even speak comprehensible English. Bill Maher? There's a man that can't count his ears and come up with the same number twice in a row.

And you can't talk very long about Stupid before you get to Barack Hussein Obama.

You get it. You understand Obama's legendary narcissism. Never has anyone been more proud with less cause.

Just Buck Up
Jackie Gingrich Cushman does it again with this article on the Spoiled-Little-Brat-in-Chief's latest strategy. She calls it Shake off, buck up, step up.
The latest midterm presidential campaign tactic is for President Barack Obama to meet ordinary Americans in their backyards and dens to discuss the happenings of our country.

The attempt to humanize Obama coincides with a drop in his polling numbers (49 percent disapprove, 46 percent approve), according to a Gallup Poll released on Sept. 28.

[after Obama crows about his accomplishments and calls others irresponsible--] It might be irresponsible to declare the president's job done when almost 10 percent of the population is unemployed and only 29 percent of likely voters believe we are heading in the right direction.

Dennis Prager asks If you're not a leftist, why are you voting democrat? Very insightful. Just read it.
What keeps most non-leftist Democrats voting Democrat (and calling themselves liberal) has been the spectacularly effective saturation of virtually all media and all educational institutions with the message that the Right is mean-spirited and dangerous. One of the first books I ever owned — in high school — was titled Danger on the Right. Throughout the world, people are fed the message “Danger on the Right” — and virtually never “Danger on the Left,” despite the Left’s far bloodier and more totalitarian record.

It's All About Him
Read this article called "It's All About Him" when you get a chance.

Michelle Obama tells us that "Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed." That is everything you need to know about these people in a few words or less.

Whenever you tell me "I will never allow you to . . ." you are in for a fight.

Obama is a putz. Obama is an imbecile. Obama is a sniveling little snot-nosed piece of crap worthless waste of skin and a spoiled little brat.

I say that because I can. I will continue to say that. When I post that two years from now I will be arrested and hauled off to the gulag. If you print it out two years from now and have it in your possession (or in the history on your computer) you will be arrested and taken to the same gulag.

If you get a login page when you click on the above link just Google
It's all about him "Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives"
Not sure why that works and clicking the link doesn't. I apologize for sending you to the New York Times (pardon my language), but it is Bill Kristol.

Or you can just read it here.

February 25, 2008
Op-Ed Columnist
It’s All About Him

Last October, a reporter asked Barack Obama why he had stopped wearing the American flag lapel pin that he, like many other public officials, had been sporting since soon after Sept. 11. Obama could have responded that his new-found fashion minimalism was no big deal. What matters, obviously, is what you believe and do, not what you wear.

But Obama chose to present his flag-pin removal as a principled gesture. “You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest.”

Leave aside the claim that “speaking out on issues” constitutes true patriotism. What’s striking is that Obama couldn’t resist a grandiose explanation. Obama’s unnecessary and imprudent statement impugns the sincerity or intelligence of those vulgar sorts who still choose to wear a flag pin. But moral vanity prevailed. He wanted to explain that he was too good — too patriotic! — to wear a flag pin on his chest.

Fast forward to last Monday in Wisconsin. Michelle Obama, in the course of a stump speech, remarked, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

Michelle Obama’s adult life goes back to the mid-1980s. Can it really be the case that nothing the U.S. achieved since then has made her proud? Apparently. For, as she said later in the same appearance: “Life for regular folks has gotten worse over the course of my lifetime, through Republican and Democratic administrations. It hasn’t gotten much better.”

Now in almost every empirical respect, American lives have in fact gotten better over the last quarter-century. And most Americans — and most Democrats — don’t think those years were one vast wasteland. So Barack Obama hastened to clarify his wife’s remarks. “What she meant was, this is the first time that she’s been proud of the politics of America,” he said, “because she’s pretty cynical about the political process, and with good reason, and she’s not alone.” Later in the week, Michelle Obama further explained, “What I was clearly talking about was that I’m proud of how Americans are engaging in the political process.”

But that clearly isn’t what she was talking about. For as she had argued in the Wisconsin speech, America’s illness goes far beyond a flawed political process: “Barack knows that at some level there’s a hole in our souls.” This was a variation of language she had used earlier on the campaign trail: “Barack Obama is the only person in this race who understands that, that before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.”

But they can be repaired. Indeed, she had said a couple of weeks before, in Los Angeles: “Barack Obama ... is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”

So we don’t have to work to improve our souls. Our broken souls can be fixed — by our voting for Barack Obama. We don’t have to fight or sacrifice to help our country. Our uninvolved and uninformed lives can be changed — by our choosing Barack Obama. America can become a nation to be proud of — by letting ourselves be led by Barack Obama.

John Kennedy, to whom Obama is sometimes compared, challenged the American people to acts of citizenship and patriotism. Barack Obama allows us to feel better about ourselves.

Obama likes to say, “we are the change that we seek” and “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Obama’s rhetorical skill makes his candidacy appear almost collective rather than individual. That’s a democratic courtesy on his part, and one flattering to his followers. But the effectual truth of what Obama is saying is that he is the one we’ve been waiting for.

Barack Obama is an awfully talented politician. But could the American people, by November, decide that for all his impressive qualities, Obama tends too much toward the preening self-regard of Bill Clinton, the patronizing elitism of Al Gore and the haughty liberalism of John Kerry?

It’s fitting that the alternative to Obama will be John McCain. He makes no grand claim to fix our souls. He doesn’t think he’s the one everyone has been waiting for. He’s more proud of his country than of himself. And his patriotism has consisted of deeds more challenging than “speaking out on issues.”

Slimy, slimy, slimy
This is a trick you might have played in Junior High. "Hey, Josh. Did you hear that Eric said that Kelsey's a slut?"

What? Eric said Kelsey's a slut?

"Kelsey! Josh said 'Kelsey's a slut'! He said it! I heard him!"

Grayson may be the slimiest human being ever, even for a politician.

This is what you expect from a party that posts its opponents Social Security Numbers in letters to supporters.

JFK lied, Cubans died
You read about this trick in Nixon's two-volume biography. JFK had been briefed on national security issues and he knew Nixon couldn't comment on them. So he outright lied in the debates and Nixon, who put the nation's interest ahead of his political career, had to bite his tongue.

Some things never change.

In addition to reading Nixon's biography, you probably already read the article because I know that you have Townhall's columnists in your bookmarks and you visit it every day.

I know that yet I continue to provide the service of linking to good columns for you to read. What a guy.

And finally
A little Gymkhana for your viewing pleasure. Don't let the kitty cat meow of the Ford Fiesta powerplant fool you.

Unwelcome visitors
Mitch McConnell and John Boehner came by my house last night. They brought Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid with them. It was nice to have the visit, but I really did have lots to do, so after a respectable period of time I bade them a good night. McConnell and Boehner started heading for the door, but Pelosi and Reid stopped and stared at my grand piano. They decided they were going to take it with them.

"That's too much piano for one person to have," Pelosi declared.

"Yeah," Reid squeaked in. "At some point you just have too much piano."

"C'mon guys, let's just go," Boehner said.

"Yeah, I really wish you would just go," I said.

"It's okay," McConnell said, "We'll just be going now. Nancy? Harry? We're going to go now."

"Sure, we'll go," Pelosi said, "As soon as we take this piano."

"Yeah," Harry Reid squeaked. "We're taking this piano."

"You can't have my piano," I said.

Just then there was a knock on the door. "Oh, isn't that nice?" I said. "Barack Hussein Obama has stopped by to pay me a visit."

Obama surveyed the situation. He quickly figured it all out--which wasn't that amazing to me, since he'd already displayed his deductive brilliance in that Cambridge Police incident. "We're taking this piano. You should be thanking me," Obama said.

"Thanking you?! For what?!" I could feel my jugular trying to explode.

"Well, sure," he said in that Yogi Bear lilt of his. "I'm giving you these guitars." I instinctively moved over to block the triple rack where my guitars were hanging. I shot a look at Boehner and McConnell for support.

"C'mon guys, really. Let's just go," Boehner was in the entryway. "Let's just leave him his piano and be on our way."

"What are you talking about?" Obama said, in that Jackie Chiles voice he has. "We will give him the guitars, just as soon as you give us a hand lifting this piano."

"You're not taking my piano," I said again.

"Of course we're not taking the guitars," Obama said. "Well, I'm not. I'm trying to give you the guitars."

"What the . . . ?! How can you give me something I already . . ." I started to say.

"I'm trying to give you these guitars. The Republicans here are blocking me. They're blocking me."

"Blockers! Blockers!" Pelosi started squealing. She pointed a crooked finger at the two Republicans, looking for all the world like Cruella DeVille. I was surprised when lightning didn't shoot from her finger as she shrieked again "Blah-aaaaaah-ckers!"

"Gridlock! Gridlock!" Reid squeaked. He was shaking his little fists and feebly trying to jump up and down.

"Look," McConnell tried again. "We just walk out the door, okay? We leave everything just as it was when we arrived. Agreed? We leave the guitars, we leave the piano . . . "

"YOU'RE THE ONE keeping us from giving this man the guitars," Obama bellowed. "Let me be perfectly clear. I am doing my best with this situation that I inherited. Make no mistake. The Republicans are preventing me from giving this man those guitars. That's a fact."

"Look, please, if you could just leave now," I said, with a courtesy I don't usually extend to burglars in my home. Then again, burglars don't usually come with their own Secret Service detail.

"You just don't get it, do you?" Obama said. "We are trying to leave. These people are holding your guitars hostage." He signaled to McConnell and Boehner. "They are preventing us from leaving. They are. Right there."

"What? No we're not!" The two of them sputtered together.

"Listen, I won," Obama said. His pointing finger transformed to a 'talk to the hand' signal. "I won, you lost. Okay? I won. Okay?" He was doing that diverted head thing, like actually engaging their eyes would exalt them to the status of being able to respond. "I won, you lost. I'm the President. Okay? You don't talk. Just don't. I won. You don't talk."

"Listen, I'm not letting you take my stuff," I declared indignantly.

Obama imperially displayed his 'halt' hand signal to me. "No, now . . . no. No!" Now it was my turn to get the side-of-the face treatment, with his head tugging against the pull of the eyes toward me. "Now, I don't mind cleaning up this mess. I just don't want these guys doing a lot of talking. As soon as they help me load up this piano, you can have these guitars. I'm trying to give them to you. It's all up to them."

Sunlight as a disinfectant
Look, this isn't sorting out DNA sequences. It's pretty simple. The demorats are liars. They are thieves and they are liars.

First--and I'm not telling you anything you don't already know--the demorats run the congress. The Republicans can't block anything. If the demorats want legislation passed, they just ramrod the it through. Just like they did Obamacare. That's what they call transparency in government--you wish your headlight lenses were as transparent as their lies.

But they won't ram it through, because passing bad legislation right now--legislations that will hurt the economy--will cause a bigger bloodbath for them in November. So they'll do it after the election, when we can't hold them accountable for it because they've already been fired.

But here's the Wild Weasel. Here's where the political posturing (pronounced "lying") is exposed. (And they don't care--"Yeah, we're lying. What the hell are you going to do about it?" they are telling us.) The demorats are saying that Republicans opposing this bill are blocking the extension of tax cuts for the middle class. Sure. If those nasty Republicans would only let the demorats steal from the wealthy, the middle class gets to keep their tax cuts.

But wait a minute. Haven't we been hearing for years that the Bush tax cuts ONLY cut taxes for the wealthy? They don't get it both ways. Either Bush cut taxes on everyone or he only cut it on the rich. The middle class tax cuts didn't magically appear just in time to expire.

They're lying now or they've been lying for years. Or both. Yeah, I'm going with both.

Hold the presses! Breaking news! The demorats are liars.

November cannot come soon enough.

Today's reading
It's Thursday. You know what that means. Ann Coulter posts today. You've been looking forward to this all week.

Ann Coulter has only been wrong twice. She said the liberals were so anti-war that they hated Bush. That was wrong. The liberals were so anti-Bush that they remembered for a minute they were supposed to be anti-war.

Then the second time she wasn't even wrong, really, she just stated things in an particular way for effect. She said that Obama was an atheist. She doesn't believe that, she was just saying, in an impactful way, what we all know: Obama is a-religious (that's not a word, but it should be). Atheism is a position; it's a belief. It takes actual thought and consideration. Obama's philosophy is just a complete absence of religion (other than self-worship, of course).

But Coulter's always right on her "Don't give an inch" position with leftists. I don't remember what the issue was, but she said someone shouldn't apologize to the left for something that they considered a breach of courtesy or something. Michael Medved at first said she was wrong, but then realized she was absolutely right. She was right. The left is constantly looking for some excuse to be offended to get you to apologize. Don't you do it. Don't you ever do it.

Here's a typical liberal tactic. "I think mistakes have been made on both sides. Wouldn't you agree?"

No. No, I wouldn't and I won't. Not ever. Not when dealing with these people. What is seen by humans as a nice gesture of common social courtesy is used by demorats as an opening to strike.

Ann Coulter talks about that sort of thing in her column today.

This week, all we've heard about is how O'Donnell once said she went on a date with a guy in high school who claimed to be a witch. (So what? Bill Clinton married one!) Bill Clinton was credibly accused of at least one forcible rape. Those two seem about equal to you?
The process is supposed to be: I give a little, you give a little. To democrats it's you give a little then we start from that new position. Then you give a little again.

Caroline Glick gives excellent insight into that tactic in her column called The perils of diplomatic theater. It's a little longer than most columns, but a must-read for understanding the serious situation that Israel is in today. Glick explores that basic tactic--and we've seen it over and over and over again. The left never reciprocates on concessions. They just use that as new starting place to force the next concession.

When Netanyahu starts bending to the tactics, you know we are in deep yogurt.

Few things in life are as simple as this truth: Anyone who opposes Israel is evil.

Who better?
Neal Boortz said it when "our ruler" was approaching the podium: The United Nations is an America-hating organization. Who better to address them than Obama?

Say again?
Nancy Pelosi said that the new Contract with America-type deal the Republicans are working on is just the same old failed GOP policies.

No, seriously, Pelosi really did have the gall to say "Failed GOP policies."

Advising the competition
You remember when Clinton (pardon my language) was telling the demorats they had to pass Obamacare, because not passing Hillarycare is what killed him in '94.

Anyone with an IQ higher than his shoe size knows that trying to pass Hillarycare is what killed him in '94.

Someone, probably Rush, was floating the theory that Clinton (pardon my language) wasn't being stupid, he was being evil. Everyone with a pulse knew that supporting Obamacare was signing the death warrant on your career. Monica's boyfriend was deliberately trying to sabotage the demorats to better Hillary's chances.

I wasn't sure I bought it, but after reading this article the theory is gaining credibility with me. Old Syphilis is advising Obama and the demorats how to keep their power.

Two weeks ago I was in Barnes & Noble picking up a book for my daughter. I saw Making the Corps. I picked it up, looked through it, started to the check stand, took it back, picked it up again, turned it over, looked at the price . . . I finally ended up buying it, and I haven't regretted it for a second. Excellent book.

You make those decisions every morning. Every morning you get the list of latest articles from Townhall.com in your inbox. You look through them, wishing you had time to read them all, but wondering which ones are the top ones you shouldn't miss. This morning I clicked on this one and am glad I did. It gives you a lens that allows the strategy to come into focus. Obama wants a Republican takeover of Congress so he has someone to blame his (what's a stronger word for incompetence?) on.

If you were Obama, would you really want Reid and Pelosi standing on the stage with you in two years, when you're running for re-election, and you're trying to explain why "Change We Can Believe In" has morphed into "Nightmare on Elm Street"?

For Obama, the best case would be for the Democrats to lose Congress . . . This would allow Obama to lay the blame for the sputtering economy at the GOP's doorstep, as well as provide him with an excuse for not passing the boatload of additional liberal agenda items that his support base will continue to demand.

You heard OS's (Old Syphillis's) commercials with the "Give us two more years" plea. Clinton (pardon my language) knows that his endorsement is the kiss of death. Put all those together and it certainly sounds like sabotage. It sounds just like me telling the Lakers what they need to do to win.

Book Review
As you know, I was once assembling (not the right word, but English doesn't have it. The right word is armar) a list of reasons Barack Obama is the wrong person to lead America. I abandoned it. Every day there was something new; it was wearing me out.

I don't feel so bad. It was a task that can't be done in a post or a list. It takes a book.

David Limbaugh wrote that book, and it's called Crimes Against Liberty.

I really wish you could find it in the Fiction section. But, sadly, it's all true.

I put Laura Ingraham's "Obama Diaries" on my Kindle. She has the right idea. You can get frustrated and outraged with this dingleberry. But what fun is that? The man is just silly. He's just a buffoon. Enjoy it for the entertainment value.

More reading
The peasant mentality. Cultural jealousy and the zero sum redistribution game--if someone has someone else has not--versus the American system in which a rising tide floats all boats.

Marybeth Hicks talks about how amazing it is that that it makes headlines when Obama goes to church. "It says something — draw your own conclusions — when the president’s attendance at church makes national headlines."

Hugh Hewitt talks about the obama townhall disaster.

It was there that Obama said

"The rhetoric and the politicizing of so many decisions that are out there has to be toned down. We've got to get back to working together. And this is part of my job as leader. It's not just a matter of implementing good policies, but also setting a better tone so that everybody feels like we can start cooperating again instead of going at loggerheads all the time."
What's that? Why, yes, as a matter of fact I believe that is the very same Barack Obama who told John McCain "I won. I won and you lost. You aren't allowed to talk. I won. Don't talk."


Who is Extreme?

Think for a moment about Obama. Contrast him to the Tea Party movement.

Obama had a flashy logo. He had personality. He had a bunch of catch phrases. That was it. No substance to the man.

The Tea Party doesn't even have a leader. It doesn't really have an organizational structure. You don't get more grass roots than that. It has no logo, no bumper stickers, no nationally syndicated web site, no funding. All it has is substance.

Read How realism is driving the Tea Party.

Cool Picture

Click on the picture to go to the web site where you can hover your mouse on each element to get specific detail about. It's pretty cool. There was one I didn't recognize. I hovered the mouse and it was supposed to be Jimmy Carter. Not sure what he was looking at for a reference . . .

Are we talking about the same Jimmy Carter?
It's barely worth linking to but Carter thinks his "role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents." What a moron. He cites "international affairs." No, seriously.

Jimmy Carter and international affairs. There hasn't been a better match since peanut butter and broccoli.

In the piece below Jackie Cushman references Obama's whining that we treat him like a dog.

Why do we treat Obama like a dog? Because he treats us like a fire hydrant.

HT to Fred Thompson for that one.

President Obama's Flawed Foundation
Jackie Gingrich Cushman has an excellent take on Obama's speech to the labor mafia in Ohio--you remember, the one that made blood shoot out of your eyes (HT GB). That's the one where they were running around trying to fill 75 empty seats--to watch the President of the United States. They had to recruit students to make the place look full. there may be hope for us yet.

I've copied the entire thing here because the article is screwed up here.

We all know it happens -- people often get confused. They can become overwhelmed and forget who they are and where they came from, allowing outside forces to dictate their actions.

They get caught up -- swept away -- in themselves or their situation.

They have lost their foundation -- or possibly they never had a solid foundation.

President Barack Obama's speech this past Monday at the Laborfest in Milwaukee, Wis., provided signs of a flawed foundation. Mostly a campaign speech, it focused on praising unions and talking about how government is going to solve our problems, with Obama leading the charge.

His attempt at a personal economic story, "my grandparents taught me early on that a job is about more than just a paycheck," was overshadowed by his reference to shorter lines in airports: "I mean, I've got Air Force One now, it's nice. But I still remember what it was like."

His deviation from his prepared remarks: "They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, it's just -- but it's true," sounded like a second-grader whining -- not a commander in chief leading. But he digressed again later regarding Republicans, "even on things we usually agree on, they say no. If I said the sky was blue, they say no. If I said fish live in the sea, they'd say no."

This is presidential?

Obama's promise to keep "fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute, to turn this economy around and put people back to work" might have been more plausible if he came across as more presidential, or if he placed his faith in God and the American people rather than in government and himself.

Obama has forgotten that it's not about him -- it's about the American people. Public service is a trust, not a podium or a pulpit.

Instead of providing opportunity in America, Obama wants to provide "guarantees in life. ... That's what we're fighting for."

When Obama talked about leaving a legacy for our children -- it was not about a legacy of freedom and liberty, but about a legacy of government-funded infrastructure.

When he said: "The choice we face this fall. Do we want to go back (Republicans)? Or do we want to go forward (Democrats)," it reminded me of President Calvin Coolidge, an often-overlooked president.

He did not serve during a time of conflict, so events did not force him into the spotlight. He did not create conflict, so he did not force himself into the spotlight. Instead, he provided a steady, stable foundation and allowed the American people to succeed.

He was the antithesis of Obama.

His speech in 1926 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence addressed the idea of progress or regression: "It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern.

"But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people.

"Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers."

While in office, Coolidge ran a budget surplus every year (the last president to do so), the average unemployment figure was about 3.3 percent, and the inflation rate was 1 percent. This was accomplished while cutting top tax rates from 73 percent when Warren Harding took office with Coolidge as vice president, to 25 percent when Coolidge's presidency ended. Additionally, the national debt was one-third less at the end of Coolidge's term than it had been when he took office.

Coolidge was a champion of the fundamentals of our nation: freedom, liberty, hard work, thrift, economy and perseverance. He believed that the people, not the government, were the basis for our nation's success. The foundation for his belief in people was his understanding, his faith in God.

Now that's a strong foundation.

Format Change
I'm sorry, I just can't do this anymore. It's just too frustrating.

You know how forward-thinking I am. Since "Net neutrality" and the "Fairness" doctrine are going to silence any voice that isn't liberal, I figured I'd get a head start and just turn the site over to 'Joe' for the free expression of the liberal opinion.

Greetings, Leany on Life reader. My name is 'Joe' and I'm going to be trying and correct some of the wrong ideas that Leany character has been putting in your head in this blog. With the event of the internet anyone can express their opinion, even if they don't talk well English. You need to know that Frank's ideas are a rouge to get you to boldly believe things that run the gambit.

I know he's rubbed some feathers the wrong way, so now the illness is on me to correct that.

In lieu of the fact that he's been at it a long time, I have a lot of work to do, so let's get started.

My first post is entitled:

News and Analysis

This is the section where I help you understand the news stories of the day. Take this story, for instance.

"HOV Lanes are faster, safer, but some drivers there illegally."

Huh? Huh? I mean, wow! Can you believe that?!?!

It's shocking how blatant the Republicans have gotten with their racism! "Some drivers there illegally." You can't get more transparent than that. It's appalling.

I don't have to tell you this is an article lashing out at immigration.

You get people used to the idea that some people don't have a right to be a certain place and it's a simple question to start targeting people because of the color of their skin.

It's racism, straight up. Racism.

Speaking of traffic lanes and cars, just yesterday I saw a car with two gold stars in the back window. Racist!

Think about it. Where can you NOT see the stars? In the city, in urban areas. Who lives in the city? Blacks.

This is racism, straight up. Blacks don't get to look at the stars and this racist motorist is rubbing it in their faces. And he's not even trying to hide it. This guy had not one, but two gold stars on his car. Racism. It's everywhere.


Smacks of racism

Then there was this article today saying that "Julia a category 4 hurricane . . . "

You don't have to read far before you see the underlying racism in the article.

The storm was expected to smack into land near Tulum . . .
Racism! Shocking racism!

I don't have to explain to you that smacking is representative of violence; the kind of violence you're likely to encounter in inner city areas. And you know who lives in the inner city areas.

Racism. Straight up.


Republican Hypocrisy

The Republicans are blocking the efforts of President Obama, Allah praise his name forever, to cut taxes.

Sure, the Republicans say that the bill is not a tax cut at all because all it does is NOT raise taxes on the middle class. They say that President Obama (Allah praise his name forever) is lying. Can you imagine? Can you imagine anyone calling the President of the United States a liar? I mean, anyone other than that filthy lying bag of kitty-cat poop lying sack of lying warmonger lying child murderer George W. Shrub. I mean, really, the disrespect these people have for a President. It's shocking.

These people can't even speak well English, and they talk about The President like that. As a tolerant liberal, it saddens me. But it's frugal to try to educate them.

Let me be clear. If you take the cost of living and index it to the viewers on MSNBC then multiply that by number of czars divided by the rate of new czar creation (as a percentage of words in the average Rachel Maddow column) it's pretty clear that not raising taxes on the middle class is a HUGE tax cut. That's just a fact.

What hypocrites these Republicans are. They say they are for cutting taxes, but that's only when that dorkwad president Shrub wanted to cut taxes for the filthy stinking rich fat cats. Now that President Obama (Allah praise his name forever) wants to SLASH taxes for all of the little guys, and make the filthy stinking rich fat cats pay their fair share, they are showing Him disrespect and blocking it.

Freaking Republicans.


Poking a finger in our eyes

Glenn Beck announced that he's holding an event on October 2nd.

October 2, 2010.

I'll just let that soak in. Just appreciate the blatant impudence of what Beck is doing.

Of course, I don't have to tell you that that date is the 22nd and a half month anniversary of the first time Barack Obama (Allah praise his name forever) used a White House toilet.

Can you believe how he's trying to co-opt that date? The impudence!

Someone has to stop this man. Someone has to silence him. To allow Glenn Beck to express his opinion is a violation of all those American values that we cherish. You don't want to be responsible for destroying those American values that we cherish, do you?

October 2, 2010. The audacity. The nerve.

He must be silenced. For the American values that we cherish.


Right there in print

Further along in the morning paper we read that Women in Northern Utah more likely to be on anti-depressants.

Read the article carefully.

The Intermountain Healthcare hospital is part of that system’s urban north region, which covers much of northern Utah.
I don't have to spell this out for you. U-R-B-A-N. Urban. As you well know, that's code for "Black."

It just jumps out at you after you've read the word "stereotype" further up in the story. It's racism, straight up. Pure and simple. Racism.


Economic trends

Reuters reports that consumer prices rise but underlying trend flat.

Obviously, the underlying message of this piece is the futility of war.


NFL to Ban African Americans from the League

I don't know how much more I can take of this. There's an aricle that says NFL: Be respectful to Women Reporters

It's shocking. Absolutely shocking.

The article just outright says: "The National Football League has sent a memo to all 32 of its teams, reminding players and league employees that female reporters should be treated professionally and with respect."

It says that, right there in print. That, as you fully know, is code for "Any female of any job or profession is to be treated as property and you can do with them what you like because women, after all, aren't really human."

It's just shocking that we've gotten to a point where the NFL, which, as you know, is the athletic arm of the Republican party, feels like it can be so open about its racism. And it is, it's racism, straight up.


Looking from a different angle
When I was a kid I formulated a question in my young mind: Do different people see colors differently? I understood that the light from violet was on the same wavelength for everyone, but I just wondered "What if the brain interprets it differently, and what I see as a blue sky and a green field looks like a magenta sky and violet field in someone else's mind?" And that would look perfectly normal to them.

Even at that early age I recognized that different people might see the same things in a completely different way.

My close personal friend works at a place with some interesting rules. No one is allowed to have pictures of their family on their desk or in their work area. The reason the boss gives is something about if you allow it for anyone you'd have to allow gay people to have pictures of their boyfriend, too. Yeah. That's what I thought, too. Whenever an explanation makes no sense you've got to wonder if there's another explanation.

This rule is written in the Employee Handbook and in order to work where my close personal friend works you have to sign a document saying that you understand the rules and promise to abide by them.

There are three people where my close personal friend works who have pictures of their family on their desk. These people just happen to be the favorites of my close personal friend's boss.

That's perfectly logical. The boss is going to let his favorites get away with breaking the rules--that they signed their name saying they wouldn't break.

But my close personal friend is smarter than the average bear. He figured out that isn't the case. This is gospel truth: They aren't allowed to break the rules because they are the favorites; they are the favorites because they are willing to break the rules.

Stack o' Bibles.

According to my close personal friend's boss, if you come in on time and do your work, you are ordinary. No, he basically said that. My close personal friend's boss said that you can't expect geniuses to work like ordinary people. You can't stifle them by expecting them to show up by 10:00 in the morning. They are geniuses, you see. People that show up at 8:00 and do their work and get along with other ordinary people and don't steal ideas are just unimaginative robots.

So it makes sense. The purpose of the rule is to sort out who the geniuses are. If you are willing to sign your name to a document saying you won't do something, then do it, you're the kind of maverick my close personal friend's boss is looking for.

My close personal friend is certain that his theory is true. But not certain enough to bring family pictures in to put on his desk, start showing up late, and start being a schmuck to people in meetings in front of the boss.

Obviously, I can't speak for my close personal friend, but I think I know him well enough to know why he obeys the rules. He's too humble to acknowledge that he's the most brilliant person that ever walked through the doors where he works. So it's not that he's not a genius (He did, after all, break the code of the Pictures on the Desk rule).

I think he obeys the rules because he signed his name saying he would.

It's like the guy who held the door for the hooker in Las Vegas. The hooker said "You don't have to hold the door for me. I'm no lady." The man said "Maybe so, but I am a gentleman."

One of the boss's favorites at my close personal friend's work needed a KVM switch--a device to run two computers with one Keyboard/Video/Mouse. Instead of going to IT and asking for one, which they would have paid about $80 for, he used the company credit card to order one from Amazon.com--for six hundred this is not a typo dollars.

That's extraordinary.

This same guy needed some pens. According to my close personal friend, the guy didn't get them from the supply drawer, or stop by Staples on the way home (like ordinary people do). Instead, this extraordinary employee used the company credit card to order a pack from Amazon.com --for $60.

Speaking of Crooks
I needed to get some tools last weekend. My son had a coupon from Sears that gave you 20% off on the purchase of tools. We bought $600 worth of tools. The discount was $4.63.

Even an Obama supporter could tell you that 20% of 600 is not 4.63 . . . well, maybe not an Obama supporter, but an ordinary moron could figure it out.

I asked the clerk what was going on and he said that, oh, that only counts on items that are not on sale. Not one item that I bought had anything on it indicating that it was on sale.

Obviously Sears has seen their last dollar from me.

That's a trick that evil people play. They will charge you what they want for something but tell you that it's normally 25% more than that.

Evil? Did you hear the word evil? That's right, I'm talking about Obama. He's the one that said, "Sure, unemployment is around 10% but if it weren't for me, it could be 14.382%."

Now he's trumpeting his middle class tax cut. You can't make this stuff up. Obama is not raising taxes on the middle class--but he could. So he says that in effect the Middle Class is getting a tax cut. "I'm cutting taxes!"


Obama is a thief. Obama is a thief, but the Abused Wife Syndrome followers that support him are fools. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice . . .

Don't fall for it!
Speaking of people getting fooled, Glenn Beck says "I don't care if you vote for a Republican or Democrat." He wants you to vote for good people--honest people, people who love America and want the best for it.

That sounds great. Only problem is, it's a crock. Ignore for a moment that you're not going to find any democrats that meet the requirements Beck is talking about. Let's suppose you live in an alternate universe where you did.

If you vote for a Democrat you're voting for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. That's just the way it is.

It doesn't matter how good an particular democrat might be. If the democrats control congress it is controlled by people like Pelosi and Reid, who don't share your vision of America. That's just the way it is.

Beck says "We are going to transcend politics." Yeah, and for our next trick, we are going to transcend gravity.

Who doesn't love a puzzle? Eventually you want to solve it, but you love the challenge of a puzzle. Who was the worst US President ever? Solved. Is Obama evil or just incredibly stupid? Solved.

Dinesh D'Souza helps us work our way through another puzzle in this article on Forbes.com called How Obama Thinks. D'Souza formulates kind of a Grand Unified Theory that ties together all of the crazy things this man does that makes no sense looking at it through all the normal lenses that you might use to understand rational people.

The article introduces his new book The Roots of Obama's Rage.

Mental push ups
I like sorting things out, if nothing more than for the mental exercise. Here's one: Traffic patterns.

A friend of mine (but not my close personal friend) used to commute to Salt Lake. Being a scientist, he began to observe the flow of traffic and apply the principles of fluid dynamics to analyze it. What effect does a car entering the freeway at Alpine have on the traffic flow at Lehi?

I have observed that linear operations tend to come in two flavors--open-ended and close-ended. Think of a traffic jam approaching a crash site. You have both. If you manage to gain position on the guy in front of you, you are both still going to be stopped (multiple times) as you approach the crash. You've gained position, but not time. You see this with people rushing to pass on a short section of highway then ending up stopped right in front of you at the light.

Just past the crash site the situation flips--it's a completely different flow regime. Yesterday there was a crash on the freeway. I really hope that every moron in the county just happened to be in that traffic jam, but I suspect that the morons I saw were a representative cross-section of the intelligence in society in general.

Note: when you see an ambulance with flashing lights in your rear view mirror, pull over. Note two: When the left lane is closed, following the ambulance in the left lane will screw up a lot of people.

We were parked in a tangled mass for miles behind the crash on the freeway. At the crash site there were miles of clear freeway ahead.

Note three: When you see miles of clear freeway ahead, go into it.

It's like people had been stopped for so long behind the crash they were habituated. They couldn't imagine going any faster once they had no reason to be stopped.

(Holy crap, this post is getting longer than I intended. It's like the authors say: If I had more time I could make it shorter.)

Here's the point: Every second lost in the open-ended system (at the crash site and beyond) is lost forever. If you wake up just past the ambulances and police cars and say "Crap, I could've been getting on it here," and hit the gas as hard as you can, you haven't made up anything for the mass of parked cars behind you. Every second lost at the open end of the system is lost forever (See The Goal, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt).

The place you see this is getting on, but especially off an airplane. The doors open and everyone stands up. And they stand there, and stand there, and stand there. It takes fifteen minutes to get a column of people off an airplane. That same group of people walking in line could cover that distance in a minute and a half.


I'm glad you asked. Because getting your bags becomes a serial process, not parallel. The column in front opens up, so a passenger stands up and grabs his bag out of the overhead bin. The column behind him stops. He pulls out the bag, gets it situated, then rushes down the empty aisle. He doesn't save a second for anyone on the plane by rushing. Why? Say it with me: Every second lost at the open end of the system is lost forever.

Emptying an airplane at the moment is a serial process. It's the total accumulated time that it takes for every person to get his bag, one person then another, then another. (Come to think of it, it's like my family getting out of a car. Somewhere they read a rule that only one person could have a door open at a time. "C'mon, people we're late. Everyone all together, open your doors! Step out of the vehicle! Close your doors!" Instead I'm standing out there while one door opens, one person climbs out, the door closes, another door opens . . .

If you could get out a bag without blocking the aisle you could empty a plane in a minute and a half.

Three years from now when someone figures out how to implement it and we're saving 12 million dollars every day at airports, remember: You heard it here first.

Patience is a virtue
Patience is the worst of the virtues. Patience is a convenient excuse for people who don't get things done.

Patriot Post
You need to check out The Patriot Post Where you'll find stuff like this:

The Future of Emergency Medical Services

Their Guy

Our Guy

Lighting it up
Neal Boortz was right. The crazy preacher in Florida decided not to burn the Korans.

The main objection to the burning was that it would provoke Muslims to violence. Like Muslims weren't going to commit violence anyway. As a matter of fact, after guy cancelled the event the Muslims went ahead with the killing and destruction spree that had planned in protest of the burning. Hey, maybe it really is true: Circumstances don't make the man, they reveal him.

Evil people are the same all around the world. Muslims are going to kill people and destroy things. Any excuse will do. The left hated Bush. Iraq was a convenient excuse. If there had been no Iraq war they would have protested because he only bowed 45° degrees to the teachers' unions, not 53°.

It's the Wild Weasel effect. You've got to send the F4s out to light up the SAM sites. This goes back to our "divisive is good" discussion. Divisive issues show you where people stand. You can't shoot SAM sites until they light up. Believing in the Koran is Freedom of Religion. Nothing wrong with that. When you commit violence over it, then we can take you out.

The other thing this Wild Weasel lit up was where Barack Obama stands. The reason the crazy preacher didn't go ahead with his plan is because the Federal Government stepped in stopped him. The federal government told him not to do something that was not against the law.

I know, I know, they reasoned that it would cause Muslims to commit violence against our troops. What are we going to do, set policy based on whether or not it pisses off evil people? The way we keep our troops safe is killing bad guys. We kill so many bad guy that other bad guys don't even think about hurting us.

But the main thing to take away from this is the stark hypocrisy of Barack Obama. He intervened on this while refusing to take even a verbal stand on the mosque at Ground Zero issue. He said "I did not and I WILL NOT comment on whether it [building a mosque at Ground Zero] is right."

This book by Andy McCarthy explains what you need to know about what's going on today; the trap we're being drug into.

Say what?
Not pissing off bad guys is 'Joe's' approach. Remember when 'Joe' said that leaving food out for bears was a good thing to do at campsites? "Give them what they want and they'll go away," he says. Well, the Muslims want you dead. You gonna' give them what they want?

'Joe' says "I don't lock my doors because then burglars will break my window." No, you lock your doors and shoot burglars. Dead people don't break windows.

Now that's funny . . . uh, not
I never told you this, but a long time ago I decided that I'd only post stuff that was funny. That lasted . . . well, not even one post. Talking about child rapists who need to be tortured to death is decidedly not funny. I don't remember the last time I posted something funny here. "A goal that is not written is but a wish."

I just get so frustrated that we live with such idiots. I'm not talking about Obama. He can't possibly be that stupid. The "Is Obama evil or stupid?" question has joined the "Who's the worst President the United States ever had?" question in the 'resolved' column. Obama is evil. But America elected him. America's letting him get away with it. Those are the idiots.

If Maureen Dowd can hear "You lie, boy!" in "You lie," I can hear things, too. In the speech in Ohio I heard this: "If I can just keep these idiots buying my ridiculous explanations long enough, it'll be too late for them to do anything about it." That's what I heard.

I can read this as clearly as reading a book. Back in the Old West they had scouts that could see things in tracks that most people missed. The scouts could look at tracks and say "Three horses, moving fast, the one with the lame foot is carrying two people. Came through here not more than two, three hours ago."

I'm not reading week old tracks here. The horses are running right over the top of us. You don't have to be an expert tracker to see this. You can read the brand of the horseshoes in the indentations in your chest.

I was sitting in my office awhile ago and from the outer office I heard "What's the square root of a million?" Then I heard a 10-key pad clicking. Naturally I stood up and marched out there. "Please tell me I didn't just hear someone using a calculator to get the square root of a million," I said . . . to a group of engineers.

After I related this funny anecdote to my friend 'Rod,' he gave me a blank look. "So . . . what, is that . . . is a million some kind of . . . ?" My face must have registered something that I didn't mean it to, because he followed up with "Uh, sorry, I'm not very good at math."

'Rod' is a banker.

I very gently explained to him what you're screaming at your screen right now. "What's the definition of a million? A thousand thousand."

I tell you this just in case you think I sound arrogant passing judgment on people who can't see through Obama. I truly am smarter than they are. That's a fact. Like Cassius Clay said, it's not bragging if it's true.

I mangled my foot about 6 weeks ago. When people notice I am still limping they ask me if it might be broken. I tell them "I guess it's like the square root of a million--we'll just never know."

And I don't even give Nelson proper attribution when I say it.

Your money is perfectly safe
I don't expect Obama supporters to understand the definition of a million. Correctly copying a name from a headstone to a voter registration is all the intellectual achievement I expect from them.

But 'Rod' is in the financial industry. He's the one that said every person in this country would be out of a job if it weren't for the stimulus. I was interested in his take because of his unique position in the finance industry. Come to find out he's "not very good at math."

Lesson: I could be wrong, but you're going to lose money if you bet on that.

As long as we're talking about money and bankers, I was talking to my banker last year about some strategies for my investments. The amount I'm talking about is not that much money, but to me it's an awful lot of money. I'd like to be confident it's being taken care of.

The manager of this bank was explaining my options. "If you was going to . . ." I just sat there in horror.

Our Sunday School teacher is a banker, too. He's constantly saying stuff like, "So Abraham, he don't know what he had did to deserve this."

My close personal friend
Back in my single days my girlfriend had some concerns about the conditions at her work. She worked for a composite company and they used that nasty resin stuff. It was giving her headaches, so she asked me if I could contact OSHA and get someone to look into venting practices and such.

I called OSHA and told the lady that I had a friend who had some concerns.

The lady said, Of course, what problems is "your friend" having?

I told her that no, it really was a friend, it wasn't me.

She said that of course it was, of course it was, just tell "your friend" that we have strict rules about maintaining the confidentiality of whistle blowers.

I felt like saying "Look, Lady, the safety guy here is a friend of mine, if I were having a problem I'd go right up to Mark and tell him about it." I could never convince her that we were talking about a very sexy woman who worshipped my body and worked at a different place than me and clearly was not me.

Awhile back I posted about some troubles I was having with tools walking away from my shop. After I posted that, a guy I work with came dashing up to me making sure his guys weren't the ones causing the problem.

Geez, if I figured anybody read this stuff I'd have to be more careful about what I say here.

That's the reason I avoid talking about my own personal experiences and instead try to find examples from the life of my close personal friend.

'Rod' doesn't read my blog. Neither does 'Joe.' That's why I can use them as examples of flawed liberal thinking. Besides, I can't very well use examples from the life of my close personal friend to illustrate how smart I am, can I?

People who need to die. Now.
Richard Chad Randall, hereinafter referred to as Richard-less, in recognition of what's going to happen to him after the second day in prison, kidnapped a girl in a Sandy Deseret Industries, took her in the men's bathroom, and . . . and he needs to die. Now.

You might argue that he shouldn't be put to death immediately. I could be convinced to agree with you. He could die in prison, but not right away. Not before years of daily torture. His mortal test is over. He flunked. He's already sealed his condemnation; he's got no reason left to stay down here . . . unless . . .

It seems such a waste . . . we could pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep him in prison for the rest of his life or we could just kill him. But what if there were a way we could get some use out of this waste of skin?

PETA's always complaining about testing cosmetics and medical procedures on animals. Doing testing of dangerous therapies on inmates would keep PETA happy, plus they're almost human and therefore a better test for the experiments.

How about this? A crash test dummy is a poor representation of a human being. Use inmates. Slam them into walls and observe the damage. It's physically the same thing as a real human so the results would be more accurate. That way they get to contribute something to society. Taking Richard-less out this way could result in an innocent motorist being saved.

Or think of all the people needing organ transplants. Put a holding cell next to a hospital, the OR calls over "We need a fresh heart." The guy on the other end of the line says "We've got one right here." Bang! Can't get any fresher than that.

Oh, yeah, and this gal needs to die, too

Think about it
If you're somewhat shocked at the prospect of strapping this guy into the shell of a car and slamming him into a concrete wall at 40 mph, you are looking at it all wrong. Your mistake is that you're looking at him as a human being. The four year old girl was a human being. He is definitely not.

My horses are not human. They aren't monsters like this piece of crap, but they're not human. I wouldn't put a heavy saddle on my children and make them carry it up a mountain trail. The family rides up in the cab of the truck, with the air conditioning and stereo. The horses are tied up and locked back in the trailer. They don't get to eat at the table; they don't get to come in when it's cold. Those privileges are reserved for humans. They are not human.

You can tell humans because they behave like humans. The monster in the DI yesterday is not a human.

More prostitutes
There are two rapists in this deal. You've already heard of Richard-less Chad Randall. You'll soon get to know his defense attorney.

Randall's attorney is going to attempt to rape the system. But he's going to try to make it sound noble. His attorney is going to tell us that this is not about a child rapist, this is about American values. His attorney is going to tell us that if we don't let Richard-less Chad Randall go free we will be violating those sacred American values that we cherish.

Randall's attorney is an Obama supporter.

No, this is a perfect example of the kind of trick Obama pulls. He'll propose something heinous, but then he'll say "Oh, but if you don't support this you're trampling all those American values that you cherish."

We get all confused and say "Uh . . . well, I . . . uh . . . gosh, I don't want to go trampling any values that I cherish."

It's the restaurant equation (see below). You've been deceived.

Don't you believe in due process?

"Yes, we do!"

Would you like to be accused of a crime you didn't commit?


Imagine, your neighbor doesn't like you, he says you did something heinous. You get sent to prison, and you didn't do anything!

"That would be horrible!"

That's why we have due process! That's why we have to let this man free.

"Set him free! Set him free! Long live the beautiful American system that we cherish!"

As long as we've made the seamless literary transition to Obama, let's examine the other parallel between Obama and the rapist.

I don't consider child rapists humans. Call me arrogant, but someone who kidnaps a four year old and rapes her is not in the same class of organisms that I'm in. They're not.

That's how Barack Obama feels about anyone who is not him. Listen to what he says in his speech bashing Republicans in Ohio.

No, really, you have to listen to it. I couldn't find the clip, but the whole self-serving diatribe is here. The part I'm talking about is 10:27 into the rant. (Fair warning--you will smash your monitor if you listen longer that 90 seconds.)

Listen to the tone. Listen to the hate in his voice. It's just dripping with vitriol.

"Some Republican leaders figured it was smart politics to sit on the sidelines and let Democrats solve the mess ... "
What's that? Why, yes, as a matter of fact this is the same Barack Obama who ordered the Republicans to "not to do a lot of talking." He's the same guy who barred anyone from the process who didn't agree 100% with him.

The man is pure evil.

Listen to his tone. "You here are Americans. You agree with me. The 70% of Americans that don't--well, they aren't even worth talking about." Dismissive. That's the word for it. He just dismisses any human being who isn't licking his feet.

So the crowd's going wild. "He's our man, listen to him take on the Republicans."

That's today. Tomorrow they are going to be the ones that are beneath consideration in his sight. Maybe they disagreed with him on partial birth abortion or the application of the commerce clause to medical marijuana--or maybe they have blonde hair and the emperor doesn't like blonde hair today. It doesn't matter. Listen to his tone. If he decides he doesn't like your name or where you grew up or what kind of car you drive or the music you listen to, you are not human.

A quick review
The restaurant deception. You and two friends go to a buffet. The waiter says it's $10 each, you each pay $10, get your food and go to your table. The manager tells the waiter that there's a special today, 3 for $25, and sends the waiter back to the table to refund your $5. The waiter thinks "They can't split $5 three ways," so he keeps $2 and gives your group back $3.

You each paid 10 dollars, but each got back 1 dollar, so you each paid 9 dollars. That's 27 dollars, plus the 2 dollars the waiter took, is 29 dollars.

Where did the other dollar go?

Some preacher in Florida is planning to burn some Korans to . . . well, you'll have to ask him. I'm not sure what he's hoping to accomplish with that, but it's a perfectly legal activity.

When trying to analyze things I often find it helpful to organize my thoughts into a little matrix. So let's do that with the Cordoba Mosque/Burning Korans issue.


  Building Cordoba Mosque
at Ground Zero
Burning Korans in Florida
Perfectly Legal



Really Dumb Idea





Let's see, is there anything we might be missing here? Wait a minute, I think we need to fill in that last row.


  Building Cordoba Mosque
at Ground Zero
Burning Korans in Florida
Perfectly Legal



Really Dumb Idea



Endorsed by Obama




What this crazy preacher is planning to do is perfectly legal. It doesn't violate a single law. Nothing about it requires any review from any official of any level of the government. But Obama has come out strongly condemning it, something he refused to do with the mosque.


How sweet of her to think of us
My Dear Americans,

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country.

I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242,000 (plus a few hundred thou in additional expenses) for my vacation in Spain. My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family. Thank you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times — with our 13-vehicle convoy.

Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each additional plane for the other members of our party group. These are only rough estimates, but they are close (who's counting?). That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. I do appreciate your sacrifice and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days. Will write more from Martha's Vineyard where we will spend our sixth vacation this year with more of our family and friends.

With Gratitude,

Michelle Antoinette Obama

Reading assignments
Jonah Goldberg pines for the good old days when the press didn't love the President but the President did love America.

He takes the nostalgia back even further to when the crooked democrat in the Oval office actually had to listen to the American people to keep his power.

Ben Shapiro talks about Obama's similarities to Bush when it comes to what actually has to be done. As it turns out, governing is different from sitting on the grass in front of your college wearing peace signs on your T-shirt.

We talked about how the left accuses the right of violence, but they're the ones that do the violence. Can you say projection, anyone? Michelle Malkin talks about labor unions' history of violence and how the left is calling for more violence to further their agenda.

Then Dennis Prager follows up on the violence hoaxes that the left perpetrates to further their agenda.

Dangling Chads
I hate loose ends--those things you can't solve and put to bed once and for all.

Unresolved: Is Obama stupid--unbelievably beyond description stupid--or is he evil? Maybe it's a combination.

It's clear that the man is in deep, way, way over his head. Maybe being a community organizer and spending 5 minutes in the Senate isn't adequate preparation for what he's facing as the leader of the Free World. Is it possible that all those late night college dorm sessions sitting on the floor smoking cigarettes and BS-ing about how to attain a Marxist utopia didn't give him the tools he needs to deal with the real world? Who would have guessed?

Jobless numbers are up. When Obama announced that he said (I am not making this up) "The good news is that the economy is moving in the right direction."

I'll ask again. Is the man a complete moron or is his destruction of our way of life intentional?

Lurita Doan asks it this way: Does anyone read in this town?

Democrats seem to have learned that if they state the same disinformation often enough, eventually, it becomes accepted and repeated as if it were fact because few are going to the source and reading the reports.

Speaking of disinformation
Larry Elder tells us How to out a racist.

Usually when you call someone a racist the person you called a racist gets fired. When Glenn Beck outed Obama as a racist, he was the one that came under fire. What's up with that?

Is it only bad to be a racist if you're not liberal?


This is not going away
Coach Axelrod has no other plays. His failed strategy of screaming "Racist!" will be with us well beyond that glorious day in November 2012 when Obama gets kicked out of office.

So I offer this non-exhaustive list of Possible Responses to Being Called a Racist.

1. If the only thing I could possibly oppose about Barack Obama is that he's black, that means his color is all he has. That means you only support him because he's black. Isn't that judging a man by the color of his skin rather than the content of his character?

2. Who did you support in 1996? Bill Clinton? You racist! I supported Alan Keyes. You're late to the party.

3. You racist! You said all those nasty things about that white guy George W. Bush.

4. Please explain to me how it's racist now to oppose the very same ideologies I opposed in Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Dukakis, Mondale, McGovern . . .

And the correct resonse:
Yeah, whatever.
You may as well be using your breath to blow out a forest fire. As I heard someone say "It's frugal to try to do that."

The conclusion that opposition to Obama is racism can't be reached through any sort of logical thinking process. The "Racist!" argument is not based in reason, that's why we don't try to answer it with reason. We just ignore them. Yeah, whatever.

"Yeah, you caught me. I'm a racist. Isn't that so convenient for you? You don't have to examine any of your positions or mine. I sincerely apologize that I interrupted your intellectual pursuits with those comic books and video games. Carry on."

The Process
A lot of the people crying "Racist!" aren't stupid enough to believe it. They know it's a calculated strategy to shut down examination and debate on their destructive ideas. Generations of concerned people have fought to achieve this situation where "Racist!" is a very ugly and indefensible thing to be.

Some of the people saying it are that stupid. These are the mindless twits that robotically parrot what the State-controlled media tells them to think. They are the puppets doing the work of the manipulators who have crafted the strategy (see also: Journolist).

This is like the Bill Clinton tactics for starting a Civil War. What? People are upset that I was sexually assaulting a teenager in the Oval Office. Go out and attack them. Go. Go get 'em!

What? You're attacking me for thinking that banging interns in a national shrine is a bad thing? Why, you dirty rotten . . .

And so the war begins.

But the process has to start with making Americans stupid.

It's a process that takes generations. You subject kids to TV, get them to believe that they have to own a Chia Barbie because every other kid on the planet owns a Chia Barbie. Get the fathers out of the home, send the mothers off to work. Then give them video games. Make them forget any other principles. Freedom? Liberty? Responsibility? Does the Xbox work? Then who cares?

Whatever's left of their mind you numb into submission through that NEA-serving indoctrination process known as public school.

Then you have an army of mindless robots who will obediently do your bidding. "Bush? Yeah, I hate him? Why? 'Cause I've been told to."

In addition to just plain idiots you have more useful idiots like James Carville--those who may have once been sincere, that you can hook based on principles they hold dear. By the time they realize they are on board to destroy those very principles they once stood for, they are True Believers, too vested to bail no matter how ridiculous it becomes.

I am a liberal
When I bash "liberals," you know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the leftists.

I'm not talking about a true liberal. A true liberal is someone who's concerned about human rights. A true liberal truly is tolerant. A true liberal has an open mind; wants to hear all sides of an argument. Think Bob Ross. "Don't we love the little animals? Don't we want to keep them safe? Let's take care of the forest and the little animals. I'm going to paint a rock right here where the little animals can get some sleep."

The leftists hijacked the word "liberal" and have wrecked it, so they're moving on to "progressive." The leftists use liberals. "Aren't you tolerant?" Well, sure, I'm tolerant. "Good, that's why you have to I hate anyone who doesn't believe like we do."

Maybe you don't remember the James Carville story. He grew up in the South during the civil rights movement. He used to read "To Kill a Mockingbird" during class hidden away in his textbook. When he finished the book he thought "Omigosh. There's a conflict going on and the government is the only one on the right side."

A liberal was born.

Implanted in his small brain was the idea "Government good; everything else bad." That's how James Carville became what he is today. He knew Bill Clinton was a piece of trash, that Clinton was destroying everything that liberals believe in, but by then he didn't care. Bill Clinton was a liberal and liberals are good . . . even when they're bad.

Hey, I never said these people were rocket scientists.

An Archetypal Representation
A union is a perfect microcosm of socialism. You get converts by convincing them that you're selling equality. Once you have enough "equals" down in the lower ranks, you're living like a king. The fat cat union bosses feed off people's belief they're going to be made equals. Hey, I guess some people are just more equal than others.

By the time your system brings down the company, you've got it made in the shade; no worries. The poor saps who believed your lies are screwed.

You can't make this stuff up
Jessie Jackson's SUV was stripped while he was in Michigan talking about the evils of driving SUVs (among other mindless envirowhacko drivel).

Fits right in with what we're talking about . . . uh, even though I seem to be doing most of the talking. These people recruit converts on false premises to aggrandize themselves. "We are going to rid the world of the evils of SUVs and private jets. Are you with me? Can I get an amen? Hallelujah!" Uh, excuse me, didn't you get here on your private jet and in an SUV? "What? Uh, next question."

Great Minds Thinking Alike
Every cloud has a silver lining. The only thing I do on a regular basis is . . . well, I can't think of a single thing I do with any sort of reliability. I'll go weeks without posting, then I'll post every single day for a week.

Ann Coulter posts every Thursday without fail. That means that if she has a brilliant thought on a Sunday night, we don't get to read about it until Thursday. That's why, on the 27th of last month, I told you what you only read in Ann Coulter's column today. Obama is neither Christian nor Muslim. He's nothing.

The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist.
Read the rest of the column. Ann Coulter seldom disappoints.

In defense of divisiveness.
Let's talk about being divisive. The nut jobs on the left are always saying someone that they disagree with is "divisive." They say it like it's a bad thing.

First, Obama claimed to be at Uniter. Is he? Have you ever seen a public figure in the United States who intentionally did more to drive Americans at each other's throats? Bill Clinton was close, but Obama has him beat.

So be careful about throwing those stones around your windows. If Obama has contributed anything at all to the political landscape it's due to his being divisive to an unprecedented level (I hope David Axelrod doesn't get a quarter every time someone uses that word).

Let me submit this for your consideration: Divisive is good. Divisive tells you where people stand. Divisive is a litmus test. Divisive is the F4 Phantom used in the Wild Weasel role to expose SAM sites.

If you're an anti-American you can stay pretty well hidden for awhile. Then a Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin comes on the scene and Bam! You expose yourself.

Nancy? Oh, Nancy? Where are you?
The news story this morning is the liberal who held people hostage at the Discovery Channel. He was a big fan of Al Gore. You've seen enough of these go down; you know how it is. These people are always Al Gore type liberal radicals (like the Unabomber).

The difference between the left and the right in this country is this: The right does nothing and gets accused of planning to do violence; the left does violence.

All of the conservative talk show hosts this morning were pointing out that the violent acts of this guy, who worshipped Al Gore, were not Gore's responsibility. Neal Boortz said "Al Gore isn't going to get the blame, and he shouldn't."

Glenn Beck said essentially the same thing. He took a little longer to say it. Beck went into some length about this guy's ideology aligning with Gore and Gore's "call to action" to these kinds of whackos and then went into more depth about why Gore's not responsible.

The shadow of all of the images being painted was that this would not happen if the whacko had been a conservative. The press and the democrats (but I'm being redundant) would have blamed anyone who has ever voted Republican for ever expressing an opinion.

But it's like the square root of a million—we'll just never know. These nut jobs are always liberals. The frustrated press and Nancy Pelosi have to make up imaginary scenarios about how concerned they are that the right will do violence because someone on the right said "The President said he is a Christian, we should take him at his word." If that isn't doing the trick they resort to outright fraud and hoax, committing violence and blaming it on the right.

After exonerating Gore, Beck said "The question is, if the tables are ever turned will you have to respect on the other side, or will you try to use it for political purposes?" Classic rhetorical question. Who doesn't know the answer? If you put your head under water, will it get wet or stay dry?

I think we can agree . . .
But Beck had already screwed it up by the time he got to excusing Al Gore.

He was already on thin ice with me (which I'm sure has him stressed out to no end). As you know, Obama is a racist. Quite some time ago Glenn pointed that out. He mounted an excellent argument as to why that is true. Can you imagine if a white person ever used the phrase "typical black person"? He would not only lose his job, he would be drawn and quartered.

But then Beck apologized for saying Obama's a racist. Well, I should say 'the press reported he apologized.' This is the same press that reported that "Beck, a known racist, is holding a political rally this weekend in Washington to call whites to violence . . ." But I did hear Beck himself say "When I re-thought my statement I decided my beef was with his collective redemption." Which is just as silly as "Take the President at his word" means "Grab your pitchforks, he's a Muslim."

Anyway, so this morning Beck said "And if one of these whack jobs on the left . . . or the right! We have them on both sides . . . "

Oh, bullcrap. Don't give me that crap. Don't get sucked into that stupid trap. "Your son got drunk and killed a family on its way to church then shot a cop trying to get away? Oh, I think all families have their troubles. Just last week my son left his dirty socks on the floor."

Who are you trying to pacify? Do you think the left is going to respect you for that? Gimme a break. Cut your arm and give the sharks a little blood. That will certainly satisfy them and make them respect you as one of their own.

Which leads us directly into the discussion about . . .

Political fencing
I posted about the left's tendency to see what they want no matter what the facts are. Some people have a name for that. Mine is 'Joe.'

As you recall, 'Joe' is my completely made up imaginary fictitious liberal friend, not an actual liberal that I work with that comes up with really bizarre points of view on life and politics. If I had an actual liberal friend name 'Joe' I might mess with him some days when I get bored, by sending him e-mails that are sure to push his buttons.

From: Frank

I know you've already read Michael Medved's column from yesterday, but just in case you're a little behind on your daily reading . . .


From: 'Joe'

Leave it to the Jews to discuss distribution of wealth… what if the wealth is gotten immorally, illegally, or unscrupulously, what then? Should the government intervene? What about the new order of things proposed by J.S.: “that the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made low” (D&C 104:16)?

Who’s side are you on?


From: Frank

The right side, of course.

From: 'Joe'

Check out the following site when considering redistribution of wealth to Israel. It appears that the Jews are benefiting directly from the wealthy American taxpayer… how do we stop the bleeding? If you want to stop helping the poor, start with the poorly managed.



From: Frank

It's a shame that it would be so low. You'd think that the nation that the Lord is standing behind in the last days should get at least as much help from us as Obama's buddies at Goldman-Sachs.

Hilarious web site, by the way.

I think the webmasters have a similar one called "Hillary Clinton's open-minded unbiased and balanced assessment of that worthless slut Monica Lewinsky."

Honestly, Joe, is there not a spark of recognition in your soul that protests when you are being led down the gilded path?

From: 'Joe'

Let’s not re-write history so soon. Bush mandated the bailout Sept. 28, 2008. http://articles.cnn.com/2008-09-24/politics/bush.bailout_1_bailout-proposal-rescue-plan-mortgage-related-securities?_s=PM:POLITICS. Bailout birthday coming up.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: one man’s gilded path is another’s trip to the cesspool (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cesspool).


From: Frank

As to beauty, yes. Yes it is. In my eye any sentence that starts with "Leave it to the Jews to . . ." leaves a person a pretty tenuous platform to discuss open-mindedness from.

On the other, you are quite correct, sir . . . which sealed his fate. It was at that point that his base bailed on him, the conservatives who had been supporting him for eight years in spite of his not being a conservative and through Harriet Meiers.

He wasn't a bad President, but the left was anxious that he go down in history as one. With that one maneuver he sealed it.

From: 'Joe'

I suppose it was easy to support a president that spent most of his waking hours reading books…leaving the wars to his successor and watching the economy go down in flames. At least he wasn’t playing a fiddle… oh, wait, he was reading the Decline and Fall of the RE.


From: Frank

'Cause Clinton did a great job on the economy in the last years of his presidency . . . oh, wait a minute, Republicans had the congress for the up years of that economy. Bush's economy was pretty darn good for the first 6 years of his presidency. I wonder who had the Congress then?

If only there were a document somewhere that explained who in this government is in charge of doing the spending.

Bush was the only President in history who left office with a war still being fought . . . unless, wait . . . maybe I'm mistaken . . . maybe that has happened before. Let me know when the US troops come out of Korea.

Bush was painted as a bad president because of something that he could not change: he beat the democrats in a democratic election. Twice. That was his unpardonable sin. That's what earned him the constant smearing that he got for both of his terms.

A certain portion of the populace was intellectually lazy enough that they began to think they believed the lies they were being fed. "Bush, yeah, I hate him. Why? Well, because I've been told that I do."

Of course, that couldn't apply to anyone that I know . . .

From: 'Joe'

‘nough said: neither side is defensible when viewed from higher moral ground. 'Joe'

From: Frank

What? You mean this isn't going to end up like all other political discussions, where one side says "Hey, you're right. I've changed my point of view and am coming over to your side."?

Actually, this discussion is ending exactly the way all political discussions end—with the left side saying some equivalent of "Well, I think we can agree that mistakes were made on both sides."

Charlie Rangel lied, cheated, and stole and was caught 13 times. Barney Franks was running a brothel out of his home. Pelosi passes legislation that directly benefits her husband's companies, Sandy Berger stole and destroyed documents from the National Archive, Senator William Jefferson had his freezer full of cash from . . .

"Yeah, but what about that Mitch McConnell?"

Uh, what? What about him?

"Well, sure, didn't you hear? He got into some real trouble back in his own district."

I hadn't heard.

"Yeah, he had a library book that was three days overdue."

I . . . I mean, that's just . . .

"Yeah. THREE DAYS! Is that the kind of man that you people elect to represents your values?"

I don't think that you can draw a moral equivalent . . .

"I think we can agree that both sides are guilty of some grievous indiscretions, can't we?"

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