Saturday, January 30, 2010
"In or about September 2006, using my video camera, I authored a personal video recording that depicted matters of a very private and personal nature," Hunter wrote in an affidavit filed Thursday, according to ABC News. "In 2006, I was also having an intimate relationship with Edwards."
Couple it with a renewed rallying charge of the GOP:
A series of recent controversies – capped by Friday’s decision to pull a key 9/11 trial out of Manhattan – is prompting Republicans to turn up the pressure on President Barack Obama, by resurrecting the kind of “soft on terrorism” charge that has dogged Democrats in the past.
And you are left with one messed-up, swirly/blechy, combined image that will require a weekend's worth of scrubbing to get clean.
Well, that and a good laugh...
Friday, January 29, 2010
There are many areas of agreement among Americans regardless of party affiliation. Most of us believe that healthcare is due reform in some manner. Most of us believe in smaller government, personal responsibility and defending the constitution. Most of us believe Washington is corrupt and big changes must occur in order to secure our freedoms for generations to come.
See? We can agree. It's the details that trip us up on the journey towards unity.
The thing is we, as Americans, will never ever totally agree on how to proceed. So we engage in compromise. We listen to each other, see that we disagree, and decide for the sake of our mutual love for one another that we will each give and take. You get some. I get some.
Interestingly enough, this lesson starts at home. Anyone who lives with even one other person understands the fine art of you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. I won't always be happy about the way things shake out, but I won't always be miserable either. Same for you. It's this give and take, coupled with respect, that gets us through together, that unites us.
Common sense compromise is what's missing in Washington. We have an administration that delights in expanding new parameters of arrogance and offers a daily dose of disrespect to over half of those with whom they share a home. Barry and Crew have made it abundantly clear what they intend to do: DISREGARD YOUR VOICE. Compromise is not in their vocabulary. Doesn't work for them.
The swiftness of their deceit, their bullying, their pushing forward at all costs has shocked more than those of us on the right. All we have to do to prove that statement is to look at Massachusetts and the Scott Brown win. The right wasn't purely responsible for electing Brown and effectively slamming on the emergency brake of our run-away government. This win took people from all parties. It took folks of all parties, who are gravely concerned about the direction Barry is marching, to change history's course in one election.
It was a joy to witness. It strengthened my faith in America and her people who have said ENOUGH! We raised our collective voices and action against Washington's power grab. We once again took part in a great American tradition: We dumped the figurative tea in the harbor.
I was asked last week why I come here 5 days a week (for almost a year now!) and write about Washington. Truthfully, I get asked that a lot, usually with rolled eyes and a sense of pity that I waste my time blogging. My answer is always the same: Each voice matters.
Each. Voice. Matters.
I was given the response of "What can one person do? We have no power. It doesn't make a difference."
I do not say each voice matters lightly, flippantly, or even as an exaggeration; I believe it to my core. WE DO HAVE POWER. That this person believed they couldn't make a difference is exactly the mindset the left covets. They want you to believe that you don't have any power, that you can't possibly do anything that can make a difference with your voice. That's where they derive their power. That's where they step in and eat your brains. You can't do anything worth anything without them in control. Government knows best.
It's the lie of the ages.
I believe that one voice is compounded by many. I come here 5 days a week and spout off, give Washington the finger, and leave you with links, articles, numbers, videos, and maybe a little laugh now and then, and my bet is you click in, read a bit, learn a new naughty word, then click out. But it doesn't stop there. By your decision to read here or any other blog means you are interested in what is happening. You are talking to folks about politics. You are owning your power to speak and share and hone your beliefs. That is freedom, baby.
Now, what if I didn't write here? You'd get your stuff somewhere else. There'd be one less voice. But one less voice may mean others remain silent. One less voice may mean others believe the lie that they can't do anything about Washington. One less voice decreases the strength of the whole, the power of the whole.
One voice supports another. One voice encourages another. One voice strengthens another. That's what we are witnessing today. Each voice matters. When you talk, someone listens. Not everyone, but someone. Each voice matters. We strengthen one another; we support one another; we encourage one another. EACH. VOICE. MATTERS.
Without the mocked Tea Parties, without the obscure blogs, without the political newbs who fought the establishment and union thugs at the Town Halls, without the dinner table discussions with our children, without the collective raising of our voices, one encouraging the other and other and other until BOOM! a Republican takes The People's Seat in Massachusetts, we wouldn't be on the cusp of taking back our country for those who wish to harm her, to harm you.
Yes, we disagree on many things, but today we are together despite our varying political views to fight for a common goal. How are we getting right what Washington destroys on a daily basis? We understand, some for the first time in their life, that this country, no matter how diverse, no matter how many opinions, no matter how divided, no matter how nasty politics remains, is worth getting right.
To those who ask why I come here, offering all I can in this dog fight for freedom, no matter how small the effect of my words may be, I say again: Every voice matters.
Remaining silent is not an option for me.
You may not want to write a blog, you may not want to call Washington, you may not want to sign a petition, but you can find a way for your voice to be heard. It is a powerful freedom you still enjoy. Use it.
I'll leave you with the ending of the Republican SOTU response:
Thursday, January 28, 2010
D'UH! of the Day: Rep. Marion Berry is on to something! He is recommending a revolutionary course of action for Bar and Crew.
Conservative's Battle Cry: NOT TRUE!
Could Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito be any hawter last night as he directly powns Barry while B.O. attempts to bitch-slap the high court's ruling on campaign finance?!
Subtle, classy and CORRECT!
If you didn't watch the debacle of the SOTU (state of the union) address last night, count yourself happier for it. My ears are still tender to the touch. Owwww, bleedy. Train wreck meet Barry. He was muddled, confused, incorrect, (YOU LIE!) and at times downright insulting to the American people. Witness as he talks about problems OF YOUR MAKING:
Those of us in public office can respond to this reality by playing it safe and avoid telling hard truths and pointing fingers. We can do what's necessary to keep our poll numbers high, and get through the next election instead of doing what's best for the next generation.
But I also know this: If people had made that decision 50 years ago, or 100 years ago, or 200 years ago, we wouldn't be here tonight. The only reason we are here is because generations of Americans were unafraid to do what was hard; to do what was needed even when success was uncertain; to do what it took to keep the dream of this nation alive for their children and their grandchildren.
Yep. He thinks you are a bunch of indecisive, chicken-shit, screw-ups. He must have gotten the memo that as a nation we are tired of him blaming Bush (can't quit ya!) and had to pick a new target, so he went with "generations of Americans." Look, Bar isn't ever gonna blame himself for anything that happens on his watch. Gotta have someone to throw under the bus. May as well be you and you and you and you....
The one part he gets right, even if he meant something altogether different (my comments in red):
The spirit that has sustained this nation for more than two centuries lives on in you, its people (and it burns with a renewed strength). We have finished a difficult year. (we?! you have a mouse in your pocket?!) We have come through a difficult decade.(BUSH, BUSH, BUSH!) But a new year has come.(Went to Waldens and got a new penguin calendar!) A new decade stretches before us.(so much to screw with, so little time) We don't quit.(if by we, you mean the American People, you ain't seen nothing yet) I don't quit. (Yes. We know. We know you plan to bend us over regardless of our ire. We know you plan to continue to bully your policies through. WE KNOW.) (Applause.) Let's seize this moment (um, don't mean to brag, but does the name BROWN mean anything to you? We have started OUR seizing of the moment, sir.) -- to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more. (That's the plan. Each time you speak, it feeds the renewed spirit of ours, and our plan, our transparent plan to strengthen our union, is to bring an end to your reign in 2012, but we'll start with your peeps this November) (Applause.)
Seriously, who is buying Barry anymore?
My overall feel of Barry's embarrassing/contemptible/overacting/thinly-veiled angry/insulting/overreaching/poorly thought-out attempt to turn Americans back around to his brand of hope and change is that it was a dismal disaster for him and his party. He fell tremendously short of his previously commanding and charismatic self. The curtain has been pulled back. Can't put the genie back in the bottle. His mask has slipped. We see you! (tired of these yet?!)
I predict the left will desperately try to spin Barry's pile of crap into gold. The harder they try to convince us that they aren't all bad, and that they're getting a bad rap and that their failure comes from "not explaining it more clearly." (The line of the SOTU, in my opinion. THERE is his transparency!), the more apparent their condescension and disgust with us is revealed.
Sir, if I may: We aren't stupid. That you think we need things to be explained more clearly is indicative of your stupidity, not ours. We are clear. Thought last week's election might have clued you in. Huh.
Do not be fooled. They are experiencing jail-house religion. They will say what they think you want to hear. They will smile. They will apologize for their sins, kinda. Then when they are released, they will cut you.
So, while last night made my ears bleed and naughty words fly out of my mouth, I am encouraged. Encouraged to know that as long as Barry's heart remains hardened to what is best for this country, and all indications are he will ("I don't quit!") we have a strong chance to take back what is ours. I, like you, am living for that moment.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
STATE OF THE UNION DRINKING GAME!
Rules are basic:
#1: Drink upon any mention of the words I, me, my or mine. All foreign variations = two shots of hard booze in quick succession.
#2: Drink each time Pelosi jumps out of her seat/Joe gooses her.
#3: Drink when Joe looks confused/pissed/surprised/uncomfortable/or scratches something, including Pelosi.
#4: Drink at any galley outburst. YOU LIE!
#5: Drink at any hint of Obama practicing "smell the fart" acting as he waits for the lagging/fast forward Teleprompter.
#6: Drink, with fist-bumps and WHOO-HOOs!, at the mention of dearly departed Ted's wishes for healthcare that Brown and you totally f-ed up with your independent thinking and mad voting skilz.
#7: Drink when camera pans to Michelle's bare arms.
#8: Drink at every reference of Bush screwing things up or how Obama has no complicity in the affairs of our nation one year after his reign.
#9: Drink when Barry says he's doing what the American people want/need/are begging for and it's full steam ahead, screw the polls and critics.
#10: Disregard rules 1-9 and just drink whenever Barry slips with reality.
We gonna be blotto!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Yes Barry, but what about your reality of being a one-term, freedom-grabbing, contrary, your damning policies at all costs, turn on the people that elected your behind into office, kinda president?
"You know, there is a tendency in Washington to believe our job description, of elected officials, is to get reelected.
What's holding you back, bub? If this is what you came to do, then do it. Or do you think you are helping folks by heaping on debt, restricting business, and the vicious name-calling of those who disagree with you or your questionable abilities?
Conservatives have always known that. We saw right through to your core, and those you kept company with, even before the election. Thankfully, many more are awaking to the fact that your agenda is KING. Your presidency has nothing to do with your popularity. The low polling numbers reflect how well-liked your policies are. (DO NOT LIKE!) Has nothing to do with your personal popularity. That you twist it back to you personally, is a large part of the problem. YOU AREN'T LISTENING; YOU DON'T CARE TO LISTEN. The laughable part is you still hope that folks are buying your twisted image. We've seen what you hope to change and frankly, Bar, the majority of us want no part of it. Matter of fact, we'd like you to stop screwing with us.
But in the interview, he dismissed the idea of using opinion poll performance as a barometer of his presidency.
Many have speculated that health care would be your Waterloo, sir. I predict your blatant and consistent disregard for the people and their vocal charge to you and your crew, will be your undoing. You recently announced the reassembling of your '08 election team to help in this year's elections. I can only assume you are betting on their success again. Stick with what works and all. You successfully hoodwinked many Americans back in '08, let's see if you can do it a second time, right?
But if I may Mr. President, it's a new day and folks are mad as hell and yep, they ain't buying your nasty house brand of bologna anymore. We're worth more than that.
So, keep on telling yourself that you're doing a great job. Keep on believing that poll numbers do not matter on these issues. Keep on clinging to what worked before you pissed off a nation.
And sir, while you're at it, say hello to Brown for me, would ya? K-thx.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Exhibit One: Barry channels Pharaoh
Barry has decided to play hardball with you folks who #1) voted for Brown in Massachusetts and #2) those who helped, in any form or fashion, bring that victory to fruition. He is not changing anything based on the stunning loss the dems took last week. In fact, it has emboldened him to move aggressively forward.
"He is going to fight for what he's always been fighting for," told NBC's "Meet the Press" program. "We're not hitting a reset button at all."
Remind anyone of this?
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go."
Barry is hardening his heart to those who dare get in his way. His agenda is paramount, you not so much. Makes me nervous for the guy. As a Christian, he should know this story inside and out. Doesn't he know what happens next?! coughcoughPLAGUEScough.
Exhibit Two: Barry channels the Emperor in The Emperor's New Clothes
Last Tuesday, Barry went to speak to an elementary school. 6th graders to be exact. 11 year olds. You know how easy it is to talk to 11 year olds? They like pizza and gummie bears and video games. It's not a group that's tough to get a laugh out of, they aren't sophisticated in world events, and as a bonus if you promise cupcakes and chocolate milk afterwards if they're good, you're golden.
Yet someone must have promised Barry that these kiddos (his subjects) needed something more than a regular talk, these kids needed the TelePrompter (nekkid! no from the heart thoughts, just an electronic brain that tells him what to say)! DO IT! Barry loves his teleprompter, maybe even to the point of thinking others "hopelessly stupid" that do not see its importance.
He looks ridiculous. See for yourself HERE. It's a laughable mistake, but he did it anyway.
And instead of one kid yelling that he's naked, the world gets to join in. Dude, we can see your self-importance! You're in an elementary school. Is any of that necessary? Seriously. What were you thinking?!
The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but holds himself up proudly and continues the procession.
Exhibit Three: Barry channels Jon Lovitz's SNL character "The Liar"
I have an embarrassment of riches to offer on Barry saying one thing and not even meaning it for one nano second as he does another.
Broken Promises #1
Broken Promises #2
Broken Promises #3
Broken Promises #4
Broken Promises #5
I could literally do this all day. The vast Internets (thanky al gore!) is full of info on promises made/broken. Eesh. I think you get the point. Hell I think even Barry gets the pointy sharp point.
Yeah, that's the ticket!
This would be a lot funnier if it wasn't true...
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Struggling to salvage health reform, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have begun considering a list of changes to the Senate bill in hopes of making it acceptable to liberal House members, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Friday, January 22, 2010
As I read this, I actually slapped my hand on my desk several times yelling, "LOVE IT!" I'm an irony-loving dork like that.
My mom used to bring home The National Enquirer when I was a kid. My dad was a traditional journalist. Ying yang, baby. We all used to mock the rag when we saw it. We each tried to get Mom to stop wasting her money and time reading the made-up stories. Well, we all have egg on our faces now, don't we?!
You know things are effed up in the MSM when the National-frickin'-Enquirer is a reliable source of news. And this wasn't just some news, it was HUGE news. And where was Barry's beloved, our used to be reliable, MSM on this story?
I hope they win it. I hope the Pulitzer folks are all IN YOUR FACE MSM! Maybe that would shame the MSM into doing their jobs again, and thereby causing people to be interested enough to buy newspapers, which would then mean more created jobs, ending with a new era of prosperity for all!
Wouldn't that be ironic? Pretend Headline: National Enquirer saves economy by reporting actual news!
Again, LOVE IT! ~gleeful desk hand pound here~
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Mark McGuire + John Edwards pretending to man up = only adds to your douchiness and our irritation/disgust/pity/blech of you.
Seriously. Stop talking.
Anyone else think it's surreal to see Bush with Clinton raising awareness/funds for Haiti at the request of Barry even as he points the finger back at Bush (can't quit ya!) for the country's mess that Barry has made infinity worse?!
But, that's the kind of guy Bush is; he's not above helping even when he knows Barry can't shut it.
I believe it's called living your faith and having some class about being above the fray.
Wait. Just to be fair here, if being a douche is an actual classless faith, then Barry: You're Doing It Right!
PETA. Enough said for most folks who read here. PETA is the Original Douche Squad. But today, there's enormous competition for the top slot of Supreme Douchebaggery (this spot actually comes with an award, but you do NOT want to see what that looks like). Let's check in to see how they are fighting to keep their blue ribbon of douchery.
Movie maker James Cameron has landed another honor - for his portrayal of aliens in "Avatar". Animal rights group PETA has handed the director a Proggy Award for Outstanding Feature Film for "the inspiring message in his blockbuster".
No, I did not make that up. Obviously, wannabe douches have much to learn from the master PETA.
I think you owe the good folks of Massachusetts an apology for such a blatant ratings ploy. By the way, how's that working for ya, big man? Should I alert the press over how well you are kicking anyone's ass in the ratings? (your local public access shows do not count). Exactly.
Douchebaggers everywhere: Bow before your KING!
EDIT: I stand corrected. Keith does beat someone in the ratings game. His own kind. But doesn't come close to the top numbers. Reality stings, eh Olbermann?!
CABLE NEWS RACE
TUES. JAN. 19, 2010
FOXNEWS HANNITY 6,809,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 6,399,000
FOXNEWS O'REILLY 5,228,000
FOXNEWS BECK 3,446,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 3,338,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 3,241,000
CNN KING 1,681,000
CNN COOPER 1,508,000
CNN BROWN 1,308,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,274,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,236,000
CNN BLITZER 1,135,000
CNNHN BEHAR 845,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 798,000
Hugo Chavez and Sean Penn are pals. Sean digs Chavez over the evil Bush (can't quit ya!). Chavez said the US caused the earthquake in Haiti.
Spanish newspaper ABC quotes Chavez as saying that the U.S. navy launched a weapon capable of inducing a powerful earthquake off the shore of Haiti. He adds that this time it was only a drill and the final target is ... destroying and taking over Iran.
And finally, the douche-bang heard round the world: NBC stripping us of CoCo.
I am not a huge Leno fan. When he announced the deal to leave (5 years ago?!) and Conan would take his place, I began my gleeful countdown. I am not a late night kinda gal, but I knew I could watch the Conan's monologue every night if I wanted and end the day on a laugh. And now? Not so much. Booooooooo.
My prediction: Leno is gonna tank. You can't go home again, especially if you take the house by force.
I just don't buy that he has no control over this situation, that he has no say, that it's out of his hands, no matter how good of a guy he's portrayed as. And I think many feel the same as I do.
Way to screw us over.
NBC: Ndouche Bdouche Cdouche (the N-B-C are all silent)
LATE AFTERNOON EDITION DOUCHE:
Specter tells Bachmann to act like a lady (if i had a nickle every time The German said that to me...)
Gave me an afternoon douchelight.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
First reading was a wink from the Big Man himself. David and Goliath, I kid you not.
After Mass, a friend came up to me to ask if it was my son's birthday (as to why I was unexpectedly in church on a weekday). Nope. "It's a new day in America and I came to give thanks." I was then invited to join a few ladies for coffee and talk of politics. That's right, church ladies talkin' political smack! BOOM! How could I refuse that delicious offer? To hear what other Americans are thinking, to get first hand opinions on the seismic shift, well this is what I do.
They, along with me, were filled to the brim with renewed hope and enthusiastic wonder of what it will mean, and were encouraged for the days ahead, but mostly, we were strengthened by the power of what we witnessed. Power of the people to STAND UP AND BE COUNTED even when ridiculed, belittled and labeled extremists by our own leaders. Power of courage in the face of defeat (Brown's numbers weren't always so terrific). Power of a Tea Party. Power of God Almighty.
Man, I love Americans. Laser -focused and fiercely unleashed when you threaten to take their freedoms! I have one word for the politicians who still think, on this new day, that they can continue to drop Road Runneresque anvils on our head willy-nilly: RUN!
Brown's EPIC WIN represents far more than the seat he's to occupy. It represents the voices of all who showed up to town hall meetings and felt compelled, some for the first time EVER in their lives, to have their political say. It represents the ideals of those who attended/committed to local Tea Party events. It represents a chance for freedom to remain firmly in the hands of We, The People. It represents our intent to Washington: We ain't playin'. It represents the balance of unchecked power. It represents a new day in America.
Brown is not going to Washington alone; he's going to Washington with all of Conservative America.
You know the slogan of UPS: What can Brown do for you? I say, what can we do for Brown? He takes to Washington an enormous responsibility. Let's remember to encourage him. Let's remember to encourage others like him. Let's remember our conservative roots and never let those we've elected to forget them either. Let's remember the Alamo (ok, just seeing if you're still with me :)! Let's remember the blood spilled since our country's conception, and the blood being spilled now, in the name of FREEDOM! and never, ever, take that for granted. Let's remember that this, my dear friends, is a first step, an encouraging shift, a warning shot, but that it is our duty to continue these good works if we wish to remain free.
For those who missed the video yesterday in the slew of edits, I'll post again.
Well done, Massachusetts! God Bless America!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
There are three possible outcomes today; a very narrow Coakley win (less than 5% margin), a very narrow Brown win (less than 5% margin), or a decisive Brown win (5-10% margin).
I would put the odds on each of the three possibilities as follows: 30% for a narrow Coakley win, 35% for a narrow Brown win, and 35% for a decisive Brown win. Betters on InTrade
and Nate Silver, the liberal polling guru, seem to agree with this assessment - giving Brown about a 70-75% chance to win.
Gives me shivers. After a year of being beaten up by Barry and Crew, a win here would be a satisfying victory and game-changer for the current administration. Wait and watch, that's all we can do. Unless...if you are reading this from Massachusetts, GO VOTE!
The Dems are FREAKIN' OUT! They are contradicting themselves in public and are stunned that "Teddy's Seat" is in jeopardy, possibly to be lost to the the American people. ~GASP~
Here we have Pelosi threatening you and your silly demands of NOT THIS HEALTHCARE PLAN:
"Let's remove all doubt, we will have healthcare one way or another," Pelosi said during an event in San Francisco on Monday. "Certainly the dynamic would change depending on what happens in Massachusetts. Just the question about how we would proceed. But it doesn't mean we won't have a health care bill."
She's in charge. You can step off. She wants you to remove all doubt. Instead, I propose we remove her. Nanc, you should be looking over the market of whatever it is you do. Should Brown win or lose today, the very uprising of the good people of Massachusetts to take back "Teddy's Seat" should inspire you to update the old resume. And no, we will not write you a letter of recommendation.
While Pelosi is all we WILL have healthcare one way or another, Rep. Anthony Weiner has this to say if Brown wins today (follow the link to a short video of him on Morning Joe):
"I think you can make a pretty good argument that health care might be dead."
Big words. Big stakes.
What to make of the openly opposing views within the same party? Gut says: Pelosi is spinning her intent to ignore the people's overwhelming voice of opposition as good politics and Weiner is thinking about his future in politics. He wants to stay. Cause let's face it, it's the goose that laid the golden egg if you can get it. Just ask Pelosi. She got hers, and if she has to go now, eh, her nest is already feathered. She's more interested in makin' history. Even if that history sucks. As they say in Hollywood: All PR is good PR.
Come on Mass., do this thing for the rest of your country folk. Get 'er done. We are counting on your wisdom based on the fact that In Massachusetts, where 97% of us have health insurance by mandate since 2006, we have learned a few things about health care reform. Dear Readers, if you click over to one thing today, let it be this short article by Dr. Schratz. It's an eye-opener.
That's all for now, chickadees. Check back throughout the day for updates.
EDIT 1: The FREAK-OUT continues. If you can stop giggling for a moment over his spot-on Elmer Fudd impression, Barney Frank is telling you that "we have a serious constitutional problem" (translation = WE MAY LOSE OUR MAJORITY!) and he has a plan to fix it with the help of fellow dems, and maaaaaaybe a few repubs (don't count on it, sir). Go HERE to listen to the short clip.
Master Piece Theater it ain't, but it is ohso entertaining. Thanks Barn.
EDIT 2: As I stated originally, win or lose today, the Dems are in trouble and they seem to be just now figuring it out. Nevermind that we told them ALL SUMMER LONG.
The possible loss of a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts has Democrats on edge 3,000 miles away in California, where party activists fear a GOP upset today could trigger a conservative wave and swamp health care reform and the 2010 midterm elections.
EDIT 3: POW! BANG! BOOM!
The implosions continue:
For the pundits on MSNBC and the liberal blogosphere, the prospect of a Scott Brown victory in the Massachusetts Senate race has provoked the kind of doomsday rhetoric not heard since a certain Texan was president.
The libbies are clutching their chests and picking up their rocks as expected and predicted. What will they call Schultz for promoting voter fraud? Is he a radical extremist? Is he part of an angry mob? Is he a tea-bagger (their term)? Ewww, don't answer that.
EDIT 4: Won't they look silly if Coakley wins?!
EDIT 5: Hat Tip Big Government (crank those speakers...trust me)
Be still my patriotic heart.
EDIT 6: Fox News is reporting that with 52 percent of precincts reporting, Brown has 53 to 47 percent lead over Coakley.
Let freedom ring baby.
FOX NEWS DECLARES SCOTT BROWN WINS SEAT!!!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
What is with the Coakley supporters continuing to fake-smile as mayhem ensues? Wheeee!!! It's as if they've been told (paid?! kidding. CALM DOWN.) to plaster on a happy face and never let it fade until The Illusionist gets off stage. Cameras! Action! Vocal American who can think for himself! OH CRAP!!
He lets it rip and all hell breaks loose. You can see Barry is none too pleased. If only he had the ability to shoot lasers from his eyes, then that obviously radical, terrorist, tea-bagger would be toast!
PEW PEW PEW!!!
Man, it's heating up out there, especially for a January Special Election, eh, mah babies?! And yes, I am gleeful, yet trying to be a mature adult about it. Am so.
There has been so much talk this weekend from the left about how the right wants Obama to fail.
"A lot of people don't want Barack Obama to succeed, and that's who we're fighting against. They don't want him to be a president that leads this country. They want him to be a president who fails," said Menino told a largely black congregation.
Lefties, pay close attention. I'll say this slowly so you can grasp the truth: We want Obama's policies to fail. His policies are choking the life out of our country. See? Policies. Doesn't matter who supports these policies, we would want them to fail as well. As much as you would like it to be, our anger has nothing to do with the fact that Barack is half-white, or born in Hawaii, or was raised by a single mother. He could be Ronald Reagan, for goodness sake, and we'd still be fightin' mad. His policies suck = we want him, and his destructive ideas for this great land, to fail. Personally, I would like an EPIC FAIL.
As tomorrow's race gets closer, we are hearing more and more about how anyone who opposes Barry and Crew are extremists. I have many thoughts on this subject, many of which include dirty words that cause folks to wince, but as luck would have it, Wendi Lynn G over at The American Thinker has written a great article expressing my sentiments.
The way the left spins the truth about the right is deception at its finest. It is no wonder there is so much confusion about the truth in politics! The truth is that looking at conservatives through liberal-colored glasses makes for a complete distortion.
She nails it. And without one dirty word.
Hope is on the horizon, people. May it be manifest tomorrow.
When a liberal-based poll shows Brown and Coakley in a dead heat, one can be assured the candidate opposing the liberal is ahead (as other polls are showing today).
The poll, done for the liberal Daily Kos blog by Research 2000, found Brown and Coakley tied, 48-48. The telephone poll of 500 randomly selected voters was conducted Friday through Sunday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Coakley to Coakley Translation: EEP! ACK! GURGLE!
The following may be part of the reason Coakley may be croak-ley by the end of voting tomorrow; she speaks for the dead.
She said King would have been on the "front lines" fighting for health care "not as a privilege but as a right, as Senator Kennedy often said."
In my estimation, if I may speak for the good Reverend, by today's standard he may have very well been a....wait for it....Republican. That very thought just gave libbies throughout the South the vapors.
The real dramaz is tomorrow. NBC is gnashing it's teeth that they didn't think of this as a prime time offering, cause any way you look at it, it's a ratings winner.
Friday, January 15, 2010
They are rubbing their greedy little hands together in anticipation of rolling Americans over and getting what's theirs.
The talks gained new urgency as polls show the overhaul is increasingly unpopular and Democrats could lose next week's special Massachusetts election to replace the late Senator Edward Kennedy -- costing them their crucial 60th Senate vote.
Kennedy's seat, fine, the people's seat (dems are all NO WAY...it's OUR seat) is in danger of falling to a ~GASP~ nonKennedy.
This weekend is gonna be a nail-biter.
EDIT 1: If liberals nefarious intent of taking control of this country no matter what you think, no matter what you are begging and pleading for, hasn't been clear to you before, let it be clear now.
Even if Democrats lose the special election to pick a new Massachusetts senator Tuesday, Congress may still pass health-care overhaul through a process called reconciliation, a top House Democrat said.
That procedure requires 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to prevent Republicans from blocking votes on President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities. That supermajority is at risk as the Massachusetts race has tightened.
“Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for the process of using reconciliation,” Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said.
Please ask yourself why.
What squawk the Dems about Scott Brown this evening?
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., claimed in an e-mail that "swift boaters" were trying to sink Coakley, a reference to the ads that targeted him in the 2004 presidential campaign. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called Brown a "far-right tea-bagger" in an e-mail, using a term that also can refer to a sexual act. Then on Friday, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., wrote in a fundraising e-mail that Coakley was "being attacked by tea partiers and right-wing radicals."
Dem to Every Day American translation: If you disagree with Barry, or those willing to do his business at your expense, you are the radical.
Elitists get it wrong more often than not.
Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke against net neutrality regulations today at an event put on by the Safe Internet Alliance. Representing the songwriters, singers, actors, producers and other entertainers in Memphis and Nashville, she said the creative community does not want the federal government to interfere with how they are able to get content to consumers via the Internet.
"Net neutrality, as I see it, is the fairness doctrine for the Internet," she said. The creators "fully understand what the Fairness Doctrine would be when it applies to TV or radio. What they do not want is the federal government policing how they deploy their content over the Internet and they want the ISPs to manage their networks and deploy the content however they have agreed on with ISP. They do not want a czar of the Internet to determine when they can deploy their creativity over the Internet. "They do not want a czar to determine what speeds will be available....We are watching the FCC very closely as it relates to that issue."
Yeah, anything the feds want to have their hand in spells trouble for you and me. It's a freedom grab. Big Brother wants to czar you up on the Internets. But, you're cool with that, right?
The Federal Communications Commission is considering aggressive moves to stake out its authority to oversee consumer access to the Internet, as a recent court hearing and industry opposition have cast doubt on its power over Web service providers.
Aggressive moves. Stake out. Oversee. Power. Sounds benign enough.
Those of you who read here that fall into the age bracket of 13-37 will want to pay special attention to the next item up for bid.
At issue, some FCC officials say, is the future of how Americans will communicate and receive information. One in five U.S. homes has swapped landline telephone service for wireless. Most of those phones have Web browsers that are fast enough to watch videos and navigate traffic in real time. Consumers are also adopting ultra-high-speed Internet services over fiber and cable for 3-D games and videoconferencing.
Feds WANT that. You're cool with that too, right? My fervent hope is that all that hollering those of us on the right have been doing since the election, about The Fairness Doctrine and its evils, is now making sense.
FEDS WANT THE INTERNETS!
Brings to mind the Chinese government and how it looks out for their people. China tells web companies to obey controls DO IT!
Just in case you are still on the fence about this serious issue, let me leave you with this chilling quote: The agency also could ask Congress to grant it explicit authority over Internet service providers.
Congress in your business = We are here to eff you up!
Social Security, Medicare, VA Hospitals, Public Education, Special Interest Groups, Cap and Trade, Illegal Immigration, or Healthcare anyone?!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
1) Frank responding to accusation the Dems might stall a Brown certification: "That is the stupidest thing I've been asked in a long time. That is insane, the suggestion could only come from a demented right wing source," erupted Representative Barney Frank (D - MA), when asked by The Washington Times about what he thought of assertions that Massachusetts Democrats would stall the certification process should Mr. Brown win. "There isn't the slightest possibility of it happening---a way of doing it. That is conspiracy theory at its most contemptible."
Yet, A top Dem in Mass. said this: Massachusetts's top election official says it could take weeks to certify the results of the upcoming U.S. Senate special election. That delay could let President Barack Obama preserve a key 60th vote for his health care overhaul even if the Republican who has vowed to kill it wins Democrat Edward M. Kennedy's former seat.
Which is it fellas?!
2) Top Dems roll their eyes at the thought of losing the House in 2012.
They say stuff like that, when stuff like the following is happening all over America:
Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson’s decisive vote in favor of the Senate’s health care bill.
Outwardly they posture and quack about how great things are, but inwardly they have to be worried about the huge swing of public opinion against their idiotic and damaging policies (either that or they are incredibly stupid, and I don't believe that for a minute).
3) On November 1, 2009, Geithner announced that the economy was rebounding.
Yet (I know the libbies HATE that word), sales (consumer spending) for ALL of 2009 plunged. And Washington seems surprised. Question is, are you?
Of course you aren't. You are the ones out there in the real world. The real world of hard work and paying your bills on time, of meeting your responsibilities. Not only are you more careful with your dollars these days, insisting on value for what it is you put in the cart, but you are watching in horror, as many Americans are, at the never-ending closing of businesses (translation: loss of jobs) in your area, of shrinking inventories in the big box stores (can any of us ever remember so much room between the aisles before?!), of non-existent crowds in the malls on a Saturday.
All Washington has to do, when they get confused about thinking a recovery is upon the land, is to step outside their bubble and get their behinds into a grocery store. There they will see their choices reigned in, the prices higher than they remembered, and disgruntled constituents in the lines.
I am tired of Washington trying to convince us that things aren't as the seem. YES THEY ARE! Retail is struggling. Americans are unemployed. Washington blames the consumer for not spending more.
See anything that doesn't belong?
We ARE NOT in recovery. And if healthcare is forced upon us, if cap and trade follows, if ~name your least fav legislation here~ follows that, then we are cooked my friends.
If you think it's bad now (Washington thinks you are whining for no good reason), just wait.
The libs want you to think they have your back. They say they are for ALL Americans. When what they really mean is that they are in it to win it.....for their party and themselves.
If you believe anything else, my dear friends, you are mistaken.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
BOOM with a BOOMDIGGITY aftershock.
If only the rest of the Washington elitists could remember that they each hold the People's Seat. Can you imagine? It would be a fine world in which we lived, and then maybe all the Avatar depressives would finely find their purpose in life. Doubtful, but one can dream.
For whatever Mr. Brown's political sins (if you are a politician someone somewhere will be happy to recount them) his laser focus on what it is conservatives want is dead-on. Will he produce if elected? Will his words match his deeds? Time will tell.
Tuesday promises high drama.
The People's Seat...pass it on.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Non-political opener, or is it?
On the fan forum site "Avatar Forums," a topic thread entitled "Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible," has received more than 1,000 posts from people experiencing depression and fans trying to help them cope. The topic became so popular last month that forum administrator Philippe Baghdassarian had to create a second thread so people could continue to post their confused feelings about the movie. "I wasn't depressed myself. In fact the movie made me happy ," Baghdassarian said. "But I can understand why it made people depressed. The movie was so beautiful and it showed something we don't have here on Earth. I think people saw we could be living in a completely different world and that caused them to be depressed.
For all the shit that hits the fan daily in this country, in the world, this is what is depressing people, that they can't live in some fantasy world?
To quote an astute young man I met working in Starbucks the day after 9-11: This is why the terrorists hate us.
Not really, they hate us for few things other than existing, but it makes my point.
Barrycare is in a race to the finish. Why, you ask? Have they ironed out the differences between the House and Congress? Um, no. Have the American people clamored to Get 'Er Done, and Get 'Er Done Now, Washington? Um, not so much. Has the WH commanded something/anything in their hands prior to the State of The Union Address in a few weeks? BINGO! We have a winner, or loser, depending on where you fall on this issue.
Deadline Looms Over Reform
That's right, they're serious about reform; they're serious about doing the right thing by Americans; they're serious about following orders from the WH like good comrades should.
It's all about perception, not so much substance. The show must go on!
Gasoline Prices Zip towards $3 Mark
Why no hubbub, bub?
Where are all the Dems decrying the cost of fuel for the little guy? Where are all the Dems showing pictures of the elderly freezing to death in the Global Warming Winter of '10? Where are all the Dems screaming to any camera that Republicans are responsible for the rising cost, for your pocketbook pain, that Bush's (can't quit ya!) war is a war of oil?
Hint: They be in Washington trying to cram healthcare legislation down your throat.
First, Bill and Ted, aka California, screw themselves in the ass from their own stupidity and mismanagement, now they want to do it to the rest of the country. As California goes....
Planting the Seed for Legal Pot
Seriously, who wouldn't think legalizing pot is a great idea? Can you just see the idiocy of it now?
Why does my head hurt....
see more Epic Fails
Just like a Democrat to use the screened-window when the easier-to-use door is available. Have the mercies.
Who wants to bet we see an uptick in those who claim to be Amish as soon as healthcare passes?
Amish Families Exempt From Insurance Mandate
Well-made quilts for everyone!
2 of 3 Dixie Chicks Return With New Music
This is a great example of how the Regular Joe's voice can be utilized.
Natalie Maines shoots off her mouth about Bush, conservative Americans fume, she continues to shoot off her mouth unrepentant, conservative Americans vote with their dollars.
1 +1 +1 compounded = NO MONEY FOR YOU!
It's a powerful lesson that bears repeating.
If my previous illustration on the dangers of legalizing/smoking pot gave you the giggles instead of a shiver, I will leave you something to scare you straight.
Cheech and Chong Go TO D.C.
Have we come to this? These are the folks we want going to Washington on our behalf? Our representative's ideas are already half-baked, can you imagine them firing up the bong and passing it around during a meeting so everyone could just chillax on the Iran issue?
Dude, I think better high.
Uh-huh. Thanks Cheech. Thanks Chong. I feel safer already.
Monday, January 11, 2010
First we have the RACIST! revelation of Harry-Boy (is it racist if i call an elderly white man a boy?!) yappin' his trap about Barry and his no-game rap.
Reid, a key figure in pushing Obama's agenda through Congress, apologized to the president on Saturday over remarks published in a new book calling Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one."
Egads, man! You just about called him a white man, and we all know what an heinous insult that is these days. What were you thinking?! WERE YOU DRUNK?!
Now, what do you suppose might happen if Reid was, GASP!, a Republican? Wait, I'm having a moment of deja vu. Haven't we been here before? A white dude saying out of school things that make many heads, not just the blacks ones, whip 'round?
Trent Lott anyone?
When Lott made his remarks–unlike Reid, he did it in front of video cameras–he added that a Thurmond presidency would have prevented “all these problems over all these years.” Lott’s office was unable to explain what “all these problems” were. In the following days, two more instances of Lott waxing nostalgiac about Thurmond’s segregationist 1948 presidential bid surfaced. By comparison, Republicans like Steele have not produced more evidence of Reid racial slip-ups, focusing instead on his hypocrisy for criticizing Lott in 2002. Even Zak agreed that Lott, a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens who left the Democratic Party during the Civil Rights era, had a credibility problem when he tried to combat charges of racism.
Wonder what Reid had to say about Lott's moment? Wonder no more! Read on:
...Sen. Harry Reid in 2002 agreed with former Sen. Trent Lott’s decision to resign his leadership role after Lott made what some felt were racist remarks at former Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party.
No? It was worth a shot.
The following clip made me choke and laugh at the same time. Do these people ever listen to themselves? Do they ever proof the things they're gonna say? Do they ever run it by the help?! Hey, listen to this. Whadda ya think? Obviously not. See if you had the same reaction as I did:
Appearing along side of him on "Meet the Press," Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Chairman of the National Democratic Committee, said Mr. Reid’s comments were “unfortunate and insensitive” but were made in the context of advocating a run by Mr. Obama for president. Mr. Lott’s remarks had been made in what appeared to be praise for Strom Thurmond for his segregationist candidacy.
1) Yes, insensitve.
2) Lawsy yes, unfortunate.
3) BUTT (really big but ahead), if you wrap insensitive and unfortunate comments in the condesending spray-on glow of advocation, well that makes it all right. Right?!
Back-handed compliment, much?
I could go on, but for the sake of brevity, let's let Ann take us out. She's the bulldog we wish we could be seated next to at ~any mind-numbing function here~.
Congratulatory WHOO-HOO!: My esteemed friends over at Commentarama have been added to Big Hollywood's blog roll. Their site is worth the daily read. Their research is thorough and trustworthy, and their analysis clear. It's nothing like my site. They're all about making their point with well-thought out, intelligent, conversational entries and I'm all about making my point with my strategically pointed middle finger, sarcasm, and naughty words. I like to think there's room for both of us.
Pop over to Commentarama, learn something and leave them some love. They deserve it.
Well done, friends.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Passage of the health-care bill will be, for the administration, a catastrophic victory. If it is voted through in time for the State of the Union Address, as President Obama hopes, half the chamber will rise to their feet and cheer. They will be cheering their own demise.
Don't you love her? She's dead-on in her observation. If you have the time, go and read the entire article.
Republican political professionals in Washington assume a coming victory. They do not see that 2010 could be a catastrophic victory for them. If they seize back power without clear purpose, if they are not serious, if they do the lazy and cynical thing by just sitting back and letting the Democrats lose, three bad things will happen. They will contribute to the air of cynicism in which our citizens marinate. Their lack of seriousness will be discerned by the Republican base, whose enthusiasm and generosity will be blunted. And the Republicans themselves will be left unable to lead when their time comes, because operating cynically will allow the public to view them cynically, which will lessen the chance they will be able to do anything constructive.
Again, right to the heart of matters.
As a forever conservative, past Independent, and current registered Republican, I can tell you that I am waiting for leadership to show up. Serious leadership. I will not tolerate a lazy, gloating, GOTCHA!, Republican Party. I want my elected leaders to head to Washington with their eyes set on the American people, their ears set on our collective voices, their voices set on truth and their hearts set on preserving freedom for all.
I will not tolerate anything less. Nor, do I suspect, will you.
Let The Cameras In. Go take a look. Sign the petition. Become a fan on facebook. Follow them on twitter.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Yesterday, Let The Cameras In had just launched, and based on their facebook updates, they were hoping to get 10,000 folks signed up on the petition and as fans for their page (a place for updates). They easily met and exceeded that goal. The latest count, as of this writing is 14,480 on the petition and 12,986 fans on their facebook page (to sign up as a fan of their facebook page, go to the "let the cameras in" link, scroll to the bottom of that page and click on the facebook icon. once you get to the facebook page you can click on the "become a fan" tab at the top of the page. you must be signed in to your facebook account to do this.). These counts change by the second. It's amazing to click in during the day and see the rising tally. It symbolic of our intent, the intent of all parties and political persuasions to hold Washington accountable.
All astute politicians, regardless of affiliation, interested in gauging the political wishes of Americans would be wise to root around the site and read the comments. I'm sure it's on their radars, but as I said yesterday, I don't think this call to action will change a thing concerning the passage of this bill. There is tremendous power at stake in the passing of the healthcare legislation. Power Barry will not willingly hand over to mere constituents. He didn't go through the fire and hell of getting himself elected to change his plans now. He WILL act as he sees fit. He WILL disregard the rumblings of the land. And you WILL suffer the reality of a leader who has no time, no interest, for your views and opinions.
White House Has Allowed Only One-Hour Of Health Care Coverage
Go take a listen (it's short), but be assured you will need your helmets. And does anyone else take issue with the words "has allowed" in the headline? Since when is it the WH's job to allow coverage of news, especially news of willful devastation to the American way of life? Once again, Barry is telling you who he is. Eyes open, my babies.
In this next article, Pelosi doesn't even attempt to disguise that the House and Senate plan to meet behind closed doors to get 'er done.
President Obama wants the final negotiations on health care reform - a reconciliation of the House and Senate versions of the bill - put on a fast track, even if that means breaking an explicit campaign promise.
"The House and Senate plan to put together the final health care reform bill behind closed doors according to an agreement by top Democrats," House Speaker Nanci Pelosi said today at the White House.
Mark this place in time, won't you? The greedy thieves in Washington are basking in a brazenly open place. They no longer hide who it is they are, what their agenda is, but most telling, they no longer care if you see them plainly and honestly as wielding the power, that you gave them, to their advantage. They no longer hide the fact that they will do what they want, when they want, as they want, and you are of no consequence with your yapping and nipping at their heels. Get down puppy. Don't make me get the rolled-up newspaper.
They are going to force this on you. The question on my mind, as I watch the anger among everyday Americans ratcheting, is what will become of us? What will become of this country? Do we believe that signing petitions (which I signed) and placing our name in the public domain against our government (which I do on a daily basis) is the answer? I don't think so. What I do think is it's a start for most Americans that have never stepped foot into the realm of politics. Who have never given thought to their freedoms. Who are now deeply concerned about our future. It's a start to be together in this fight, to understand that you aren't alone in your fears and anger.
Washington precedes with this bill at their own peril. It is the duty of those of us clamoring for real change to make that change real. It will take folks who aren't interested in politics, who have never cared to join the fray, to become active in the process. It will take more than petitions and facebook fan pages. But, it's one more cog in the machine. You can't go from 0-100 in one step. There is a process of building that must take place first, and it seems to me that we are on our way.
I have great admiration for anyone who is in the game at this point. Every day that the folks in Washington are in power it will take more courage and fortitude to defeat what they intend for our country, as they look to strip us of our power and our voice.
Even if you have never called your representatives in Washington, even if you have never had a political discussion, even if you still think you are just one person and what does it matter, take the first step to securing the American Dream for generations to come, take that first step now. Stand with us for what is right and just. Let Washington know you can no longer be silent as they rape this country, your country. Tell Washington your opinion matters, your voice matters. Sign the petition; join the facebook page.
The first step is the hardest, but once you draw your line in the sand and decide you must be heard, each step after gets easier, and your purpose becomes clearer. At this moment, you still have the power. Now go use it.