Wednesday Open Forum December 15, 2010

It’s Linkie Day! No, that is not some special donut thing. Let’ each of us try to put up at least one link today. Got a favorite, but obscure blog? Link it. Got a site that makes you think extra hard? Link it. Got a favorite online store? Link It. You got the idea…..Have a great day and “Don’t Worry Be Happy”, as the song says…..

146 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum December 15, 2010

  1. Jennifer H says:

    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/12/14/2012-the-championship-match/

    Here is the final round of the redstate match up for the 2012 republican candidate. It stands at Cain 56% Palin 44%

    Go Vote the poll closes at noon :)

  2. Bijou says:

    Good morning, Honeys!
    It’s -8°C (18°F) with a wind chill of -15°C (5°F) and we got more snow overnight, but I’m almost used to it by now. The puppy loves it and at least when it’s this cold, the snow doesn’t stick to her, so it makes our ‘après walk’ much easier.

    This is a great idea, motley, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other blogs you folks frequent. One of my favourites for clever ‘punchy’ observations and some terrific humour is ‘iowntheworld.com’. They also find really off-the-wall stuff that you won’t see anywhere else. I’m sure many of you are already familiar with it (Hi, Sundance!) but for those who aren’t, it’s worth checking out.
    Have a terrific day, everybody.

    Pat, I was thinking of you yesterday. How about that mother of all traffic nightmares in Sarnia?

  3. Ting says:

    Here is something interesting that I read this morning from Wm. Jacobsen:

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/12/harry-reids-really-big-bargaining-chip.html#comments

    I think he may have a good point and wonder what some of you have to say about this. When you also consider that Boehner challenged Obama last night to veto the omnibus bill if he was serious about earmark reform, maybe it is something that Republicans can fix in the next Congress, but people will still be angry about at the next election time. If it passed with just a minimum of Republican support in the Senate (I’m thinking of Susan Collins, for example) it could be another “poster child” for Democratic greed running amok., and not bode well for Collins’ future either.

    I’m trying not to ruin the holidays with a sense of impending doom like last year with the health care fiasco, which ruined quite a few Christmas Eve dinners around the country, I am sure:) Can we be more hopeful this year, even with Harry hanging the Omnibus over our heads? I am still calling Warner and Webb when their offices open shortly, but I somehow don’t feel the same abject fear that I felt last year.

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      At least Webb is up for re-election next go-around. You can probably talk about the recent November elections and how some Virginia Dems lost their jobs due to their big-spending ways. George Allen is weighing another run:

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/14/polls-buoy-allen-in-prospects-for-senate-rematch/

    • AFinch says:

      I’m sort of looking at it as a win-win. If it passes, it’s something we can hang around the necks of democrats and RINOs for the next two years. If it fails, even better. Still though, it is important to make our opposition to it heard.

      • Patriot Dreamer says:

        It’s hard to see it as a “win” with a price tag of over $1.1 trillion. But I know what you mean.

        :)

      • Amsterdam Expat says:

        I do wonder whether this is Reid just setting the stage for a veto by O, as part of an attempt to “move to the center” on his part. Hm … we shall see. Meanwhile, here are the phone numbers I posted over on the other thread, for ease of reference:

        Sen. Coburn (202-224-5754)
        Sen. DeMint (202-224-6121)
        Sen. McCain (202-224-2235)

        Rep. Bachmann (202-225-2331)

      • Bijou says:

        AFinch, that is a great piece.

        FTA: “Reid is playing a high stakes game of chicken with small government conservatives. Since the FY 2010 budget expired on September 30th, the federal government has been operating on a series of continuing resolutions (CR). The most recent CR expires on midnight Saturday. If the Senate does not pass a bill by then the federal government shuts down. Reid believes that conservatives DO NOT HAVE COURAGE to back up their spending cut convictions. Conservative Senators should CALL REID’S BLUFF.
        This is the first Congress, in the history of the budget process, that failed to even vote on a budget for next year.”

        If ever there was a time for the GOP to stand up to this kakistocracy, this is it.

        • zmalfoy says:

          Well, if the gov’t has to shut down, this would be a good time for it (at least for me). I’ve over 200 hours of leave, and to my recollection, we’re allowed to cash those in before going without pay. Most folk will be away for the holidays anyway, so the interruption, while troublesome, will be Not-as-bad-as-it-could-be. This is the best time for conservatives to call the bluff.

          That said, although I’d enjoy the time off– no more than 1 or two weeks, please. I have a new mortgage I’d like to continue paying, and once I max out my leave, that’s it. Let’s just get a proper budget in place so I can get back to work in January. I have some Small Business things to out. . .

          thnx. ^_^

    • Amsterdam Expat says:

      I just read that piece by Professor Jacobson. I agree that the ‘Pubs should call Reid’s bluff. Let him try to pass it — but do not accede to a trade-off such that other horrendous legislation, especially the Dream Act (but also the Start Treaty), gets through. (One would think that this would be self-evident in the case of a law whose purpose is to create millions of reliably Democratic voters, but then again … ’tis the “stupid party” we’re talking about.)

      • GracieD says:

        AmEx,
        I wrote to Senators DeMint and McConnell and suggested that they take a page out of the Dem playbook, by agreeing to go along with Harry Reid, on the condition that a C.R. is used to operate the gov’t for a month. Then, once the C.R. passes the House as well, REFUSE to allow ANYTHING else on the floor. When the Dems whine about it, they should tell them that the Repubs decided to act like Dems for a day. Turnabout is fair play after all. :D

  4. Morning, dahlings. Hi ho, hi ho, etc.

    One of my all time faves (it’s not political, just an absolute riot). This post is a good jumping off point. If you like it, try (from the list on the left) Matthew’s Party or the Blockbuster rentals post.

    http://www.27bslash6.com/overdue.html

    Have a magical day!

    XOXO

  5. AFinch says:

    Good morning, Honeys and Hikers. One of the blogs I find myself checking more frequently these days is http://chicksontheright.com I don’t agree with everything they write–particularly the pieces on why Palin shouldn’t run for president–but they are funny and fun to spar with.

  6. Patriot Dreamer says:

    FL School Board Shooter Posted Suicide Note Railing Against the Rich, Linking to Media Matters

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/fl-school-board-shooter-posted-suicide-note-railing-against-the-rich-linking-to-media-matters/

    Another violent Leftist. There was that guy who flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin. There was the “environmentalist” hostage taker at the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland in September.

  7. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Popcorn time: Rahm Emanuel on the hot seat [Chicago residency]

    http://www.suntimes.com/2842570-417/emanuel-odelson-chicago-halpin-questions.html

  8. Library Countess says:

    First thing in the morning I do these four … Hot Air, Weaselzippers, Newsbusters, Huffington Post. By the time I get to HuffPo I’ve gotten a pretty good idea of what might be going on, and then I see if I can write the HuffPo headline before I see it (and also see if I can guess what they might/might not be covering). Some days I’m pretty accurate … other days, meh. I also read a bunch of others, plus as many as I can from what y’all post. I’ve become a political junkie… who knew it could be so much fun!

  9. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Shocking Vid: Greek Rioter Firebombs Police — Engulfed in Flames

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/shocking-vid-greek-rioter-firebombs-police-engulfed-in-flames/

  10. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Congress’ Job Approval Rating Worst in Gallup History
    Thirteen percent approve of the way Congress is handling its job

    The 83% disapproval rating is also the worst Gallup has measured in more than 30 years of tracking congressional job performance.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/145238/Congress-Job-Approval-Rating-Worst-Gallup-History.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=plaintextlink&utm_term=Politics

    • emmajeri1010 says:

      Can we please find that 13% and revoke their voting privileges? Probably not necessary, actually. They’re probably either dead or illegals. Or illegally dead.

  11. Kristi says:

    http://2secondsfaster.com/

    My sister in laws blog. She has posted things I have sent her from here.

    • Jennifer H says:

      Awesome her twitter page of three words Liberals hate is priceless.
      I also loved the pics of the fox and cat!
      Too funny, thanks for sharing :)

  12. Library Countess says:

    More good news for 2012; it just keeps comin’!

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/12/15/obama-wh-to-recycle-defeated-dems/

  13. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Palin-Hating Columbia Professor, Huffington Post Blogger, Busted for Incest [with adult daughter]

    http://theothermccain.com/2010/12/10/palin-hating-columbia-professor-huffington-post-blogger-busted-for-incest/

  14. wendy ann says:

    IOTW posted this link…Xerox is sending free cards to our troops:
    http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1280.html

  15. Redgrandma says:

    I came of age when the feminist movement was taking hold and embraced it, as did many of my contemporaries. Over the years have I backed off with growing alarm as it developed an increasingly rigid definition of what could qualify a woman as a “feminist”. It almost seemed I had to forsake men, motherhood, and any hint of glamor in my ordinary but productive life. Now it seems they have boxed themselves into such an extreme corner that they refuse to even look at what truly oppresses and even threatens women. This blog piece from American Thinker (an outstanding site) is just another of the many illustrations of that.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/12/the_hypocrisy_of_antiisrael_fe.html

    I, for one, am going to go out and stock up on Sabra Hummus. I liked it before and like it even more now!

  16. Jennifer H says:

    With the threat of Sharia Law and Islam infiltrating our institutions I have been reading alot about what Islam is…. here is an article about the Muslim view of beating women

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/articles/women-in-islam/hey-muslim-women-are-lucky-to-be-beaten/

    The website Faithfreedom.org is a great place to find the information the Islamists would rather we infidels did not know. Atlas Shrugged and Jihad Watch and Gates of Vienna are also great sites to look at for this type of information.
    I learned recently why they struck on Sept 11 – Sept 11 is the day they lost the war at the Gates of Vienna in their attempt to instill a world wide Caliphate in 1683. The attack was meant to mark a continuation of that war which many fundamental Islamists believe has never ended.

    • sundancecracker says:

      Jennifer, great minds….. I was just researching this last night for a possible post. It seems the Sharia/Muslim issues have slipped a bit from visibility and public opinion. There is a battle in NYC right now over the right of Wal Mart to put a store close to Ground Zero. The liberal progressives are up in arms and screaming that WM should not be allowed because they are not a friendly company to women, and cite a recent gender discrimination lawsuit.

      Yet these same progressives are supporting a The ‘landing gear’ Mosque being built. Walmart unfair to women….. Muslims ??? See the hypocrisy.

      • Jennifer H says:

        If you can, read Infidel by Aayan Hirsi Ali… it is a real eye opener especially for women. Reading The Truth about Muhammad by Robert Spencer now- much more researched and scholarly work- but irrefutable as such.
        Caroline Glicks article that Am Ex posted yesterday echo’s my sentiments regarding the femminazi’s and their lack of outrage at the treatment these women are subjected to on an every day basis.
        Their society reminds me of “The Handmaid’s Tale” written by uber leftist Margret Atwood, which frightened me to death as a high school freshman.

      • Menagerie says:

        We do, but they don’t. I have looked many places over the course of the last two years for a reasoned, logical explanation of their befiefs and policies. What I have found time after time is profanity, hatred, and rote repitition of some spin piece. Lemmings, cliff.

  17. PhillyCon says:

    A great article, via a C4P poster. The piece also documents the social changes, and intellectual stagnancy commonplace in Europe. After reading the entire piece, I found myself contemplating Obama’s open affection for 2nd rate powers and societal mediocrity, and how dangerous this ideology really is to our current geo-political climate.

    What Killed Europe:
    http://www.hudson-ny.org/1712/what-killed-europe

    “There are no political alternatives here: in every European country, political parties fall into one of two camps: Protest Movements that foment and channel discontent and resentment though they have no chance to prevail in national elections; and Incumbent Establishment Parties that offer only statism, political interventionism, redistribution and stagnation. Even if an elected politician actually did try to move in an encouraging new direction, his efforts would be quickly squelched: Europe’s key decisions are now made in technocratic and bureaucratic spheres where voters have no sway.”

    • French reader says:

      Great article written by a French, Guy Millière.
      http://www.rebelles.info/categorie-10125267.html

      The description is sadly true. Except that it is a dangerous “generalization”. In France, people with a minimum knowledge of history know that without Reagan and Pope Jean-Paul, the wall of Berlin would not have been pulled down. But let’s think : why was Germany (Berlin) divided in the first place ….
      Also, who pushed for a European Community after WWII ? I may be mistaken, but to my knowledge, the USA had someting to do with it … It all turned out so bad.

      • French reader says:

        @ PhillyCon

        I mean the article you mentioned What Killed Europe@Hudson was written by a French man, Guy Millière. The link i mention rebelles info leads to his articles.

        My problem with Guy Millière is that he loves America so much, he is ashamed of being French …. We are in bad shape, true. Shame will not get us anywhere though.

      • PhillyCon says:

        FR:
        Bonjour et Bonsoir!

        My reading of Guy Milliere’s piece was one of warning to the Americans. B/c he rightly sees, our government moving in the same direction. This is how I read it.

        • French reader says:

          I pray for America not to move in a wrong direction.

          Your political system has a type of flow (fluidity) that we don’t have in France where the weight of tradition would never have put somebody like Obama as head of the country.

          Our major problems are precisely the European community government and its dictature. And muslim immigration that tries to destroy our judeo-christian civilization as it has always tried since the 7th century.

          Even our social security model would survive, if it was not drained by the demands of people who never contributed to it.

  18. Good (almost) lunch time fellow Honies! Since you asked for a linky…might I add Michelle’s Mirror (MOTUS) to the trail mix??? Buckle your BoobBelt and hit the page:

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2010/12/earmarks-we-all-know-how-sensitive-big.html

    She (I see the ‘reflections’ as being from a female) is snarky awesome…in a most ‘reflective’ way. Today the discussion revolves around ‘EARmarks’ in the two thousand page OmniBUS Spending Bill. I asked over ‘there’ and maybe some along the ‘Trail’ here can answer, did Reid name it that as a reminder of where those voting against the Bill would find themselves thrown???

    I also religiously visit Free Republic; Drudge; Michelle Malkin; and Legal Insurrection daily (ok…some are multiple hits per day :) ) and the rest of my ‘Trail’ are the blogs that I have linked on my (tiny) blog (like fellow Honies ‘IamDagny’ and ‘AlabamaBuzz’).

    Be back later…yinz all have a great Wednesday afternoon n’at!!!

  19. French reader says:

    Here is a link to a french site, don’t worry, just scroll down a little and there is a video (TED ideas worth spreading) of a young Dutch woman speaking english about some research she made

    http://www.patriotes-francais.fr/content/promis-je-ne-dirais-plus-jamais-de-mal-des-blondes

    Nothing too politically heavy, you may think. Well, I am not sure about this.

  20. WeeWeed says:

    I found this one via Michelle Malkin a couple of years ago and enjoy “Emperor Misha’s” writing…..the antiidiotarian rottweiler.
    http://nicedoggie.net/

  21. sosmass says:

    This has been posted before by others and me. I believe it to be one of the most important, staight forward videos that should be a requirement in all schools, and more, but for starters, it should be passed on, to your kids, friends, neighbors, and any liberals that can be engaged and asked how they could promote any other form of government than a REPUBLIC: [10 minutes]

    http://www.youtube.com/v/DioQooFIcgE?version=3

    Can someone tell me AGAIN, how I can get the picture of the video posted in here so that you can just click on play?

  22. Patriot Dreamer says:

    What if the story of the nativity were told using the new social media?:

    • Auntie Lib says:

      This is great!!! But where were the “Harold Angels”? There’s a cute story that goes with that. I’ll try to find it and link it tonight.

    • Ad rem says:

      Thank you! You made me forget the spending bill for a few blessed minutes. That got the my endorphins running again. ;-)

  23. Amsterdam Expat says:

    I received an e-mail from Van Irion, in whose lawsuit against O-Care I’m one of thirty thousand or so plaintiffs. Here it is:

    You may be aware that yesterday the District Court in Virginia declared the individual mandate of Obamacare unconstitutional. The ruling is a major victory, but it leaves MANY issues unresolved. Your continued participation in the OCA lawsuit will help. The most important point for all of us to understand is that this ruling does not overturn Wickard v. Filburn. In other words, this ruling does not return us to proper Constitutional limits on Congressional authority. Most of you probably remember that Wickard v. Filburn is the 1942 Supreme Court case that essentially eliminated Constitutional limits on Congressional authority.

    OUR CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IS STILL NECESSARY
    As I have explained before, ours is the ONLY lawsuit that is arguing for the complete overturn of Wickard v. Filburn. The Virginia lawsuit, and all other lawsuits, start by assuming that current Supreme Court precedent is correct. They then argue that Obamacare goes beyond that precedent by grabbing even more power for Congress. While I agree that Obamacare goes further than any previous law in overstepping Constitutional limits, Obamacare is simply the latest step in Congress’ ever-increasing power grab.

    I’m very pleased that at least one District Court judge has finally said “enough, no more.” However, he stopped there because that is what the Virginia plaintiffs were asking him to do. They never asked that judge to consider overturning Wickard.

    All the Virginia ruling does is stop Congress where it is. But, we are NOT satisfied with the status quo. Congress has been over the line for at least 68 years.

    Because our lawsuit is the only one asking for Wickard to be overturned, we must continue to prosecute our case. And that is exactly what we will do.

    OTHER INTERESTING ASPECTS OF THE VIRGINIA RULING
    You may remember that the Tennessee District Court dismissed our lawsuit based upon its conclusion that we didn’t have standing to sue. (We are re-filing soon, probably in Texas. More on that later this week.) The Tennessee Court’s ruling essentially said that none of you were adversely affected by Obamacare. You read that right. The Absurd ruling from the Tennessee Court was that none of the 30,000 of you were adversely affected by Obamacare.

    That ridiculous conclusion was contrary to two other Court’s rulings in Michigan and Virginia. Now we have a third ruling from a third court that demonstrates just how absurdly liberal and politically motivated the Tennessee judge was. Yesterday’s ruling included the following statements: Obamacare “adversely affects everyone” and “touches every American.” Well, there you have it. This is, of course, exactly what we had argued to the Tennessee Court.

    As I said in an earlier message, the Tennessee Court’s ruling was infuriating, but he did us a favor. Now we can file in a court that has a judge that might actually follow the Constitution. This put us a little behind in our schedule, but we will make that up. (Again, I’ll write about this in more detail later this week.)

    VIRGINIA’S RULING DOESN’T STOP OBAMACARE
    You should understand that the Virginia Court’s ruling doesn’t stop any part of Obamacare from being implemented. At least not yet. You see, the Court refused to enjoin the implementation of Obamacare, pending appeal. That means that implementation of Obamacare moves forward until the 4th Circuit Court rules on this decision. That will probably take at least a year.

    The Virginia Court also severed the individual mandate from the rest of the Obamacare monstrosity. In other words, the best outcome from the Circuit Court (barring that court doing something very unexpected) would be to eliminate the individual mandate, but leave the rest of the law in place.

    As you can see, the Virginia ruling is a victory, but it leaves MUCH still to be done. Our Obamacare Class Action lawsuit takes on these other issues. We are unique. With your continued support we will take back our Constitutional Republic.

    In Liberty,
    Van Irion

    • Jennifer H says:

      Interesting. the tide is/has been turning back to Conservative Constitutionalists. My hope is that over time we can overturn Wickard v. Filburn, and get us back to sanity insofar as government overreach is concerned. Political Correctness has to go the way of the dinasaurs as well – our very existence as a free people/indeed a free world, depends upon it’s death.

  24. Amsterdam Expat says:

    Hugh Hewitt is worth reading on the incompetence of the ‘Pub leadership in Congress regarding the tax-cut deal.

    http://www.hughhewitt.com/blog/g/b08a1297-aff8-40ed-b543-72d51c64e884

  25. Patriot Dreamer says:

    The Bears Discuss the Obama Administrations Record

    Ouch!

    • This site lets you make your own “movies”. Some of the stuff they do about labor and delivery is hysterical, obviously done by OB nurses, and based on their own personal experience. I didn’t know you could “do” politics, too.

  26. We had freezing rain last night. This morning, Tina was in an accident on her way to work, where her van spun 180 degrees, and ended up in its side in the median between the freeway lanes, facing the opposite direction from where she was headed just seconds earlier. She is obsessive about seat belts, so she was not injured. I am hoping that the van isn’t a total loss, since it has a new engine and 4 new tires. However, they are still WAY less valuable than the non-injured “old” daughter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. sundancecracker says:

    Paying More Taxes Than Anyone Else On The Planet And Still Being Called “Greedy.”

    Liberals loot the most successful people in our country, give their tax money away in exchange for votes, and then congratulate themselves for being so generous while they accuse the people they’ve robbed of being selfish. If liberals were left to their own devices, they would take this just as far as the Communists did and they’d make the mantra of this country, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

    Want see some evidence that’s the case? Well, you know how evil, selfish, and greedy our corporations are? Sure you do. The Democrats talk about it all the time. They practically never stop yammering on about how these people “need to pay their fair share.” Yet, these businesses ALREADY pay the 2nd highest corporate tax rate in the developed world (39.25%) and guess what? Our corporations will soon be paying the highest tax rates of any nation that has a free market economy,
    http://rightwingnews.com/2010/12/paying-more-taxes-than-anyone-else-on-the-planet-and-still-being-called-greedy/

  28. sundancecracker says:

    There was an unfortunate moment the other day on San Diego Living, a TV show on San Diego’s Channel 6. A very unfortunate moment, indeed. A moment that Renée Kohn, the show’s co-host, undoubtedly wishes she could take back. But this is a YouTube world, Renée, and your moment of infamy will live forever.

    Let’s just say that Renée will have no shortage of invitations to Christmas dinner this year.

  29. Mrs. Compton says:

    I feel like I’ve not been paying attention, who the heck is Herman Cain?

    • sundancecracker says:

    • Integrity1st says:

      I’m with you Mrs. C. I’ve been paying attention, but apparently not on the right planet.

      Sundance, how have I missed this name until now? Where did he come from?????????????/

    • Patriot Dreamer says:

      Herman Cain is a businessman with a background in turning troubled businesses around (Godfather’s Pizza, for example). Check out his biography here:

      http://www.hermancain.com/biography-narrative.asp

      Herman is the type of person that we need in our government right now – principled and with private-sector business experience.

      I don’t know who I will be supporting as my pick for nominee to run for POTUS, but Herman Cain is “in the running” in my book. Check out this video from April:

      http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/11/video-herman-cain-speech-to-the-srlc/

    • sundancecracker says:

      He could be President Obama’s worst nightmare – a business mastermind, a natural problem solver and a black man of “substance” who says he would “take the race card off the table” in a challenge against Obama as the GOP presidential candidate in 2012.

      “We need a realistic candidate to run on the Republican ticket who can beat Barack Obama – not just beat the Democrats,” Herman Cain, an Atlanta radio talk-show host, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and 2004 Senate seeker, told WND. “We’ve also got to beat Barack Obama.”

      In addition to serving as the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza for 10 years, Cain, 64, is also former president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He’s been vice president of Burger King, vice president of Pillsbury Company, a mathematician for the U.S. Department of the Navy and a business analyst for Coca-Cola. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Morehouse College and a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University.

      He added, “Obama is a master of rhetoric. He is a master of deceptive language. And any white candidate who runs against him will be up against the race card. I take the race card off the table.”

      http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=181961

    • Kristi says:

      He fills in for Neil Bortz…. he is awesome.

  30. AFinch says:

    This message is for Wraith and IAmDagny. I notice you two are linking to one-another on your blogs. (Dagny has another good post up today about the video of a woman being beaten in Sudan for wearing pants that is making its way around the net.) It’s not clear from your links that you’ve met. Allow me to introduce you.

    • WeeWeed says:

      A, Mrs. Polly has something new up – I’m at work and can’t go look.

    • IAmDagny says:

      Yes, I figured out that Mr. Wraith was Mr. Weird and Pissed Off on a thread here a few weeks ago. He particulary appreciated the picture of me with my pink assault rifle. I’m thinking of contracting with him to provide real-time translation services when I need to drop the f-bomb. He has a robust, unbridled vocabulary. ;-)

      • Bijou says:

        Interesting, Dagny. Mr. Weirdo sounds about right.
        FWIW, I think your pink assault rifle is very cool.

        • IAmDagny says:

          Oopsie. I think you misconstrue. “Weird and Pissed Off” is the title of Mr. Wraith’s blog. It is not my commentary on the man. Although, now that you mention it, relative to most people, we are all a little “weird”, and goodness knows we’re all kinds of “pissed off”. ;-)

          • Wraith says:

            I stand humbled by the praise of my betters!

            For the record, I’m really trying to clean up my mouth…but sometimes, circumstances call for a [BLEEP] or a [BUZZ] or even a [ ]. Seriously, could anything I wrote be more obscene than the horrors of that video?

  31. Patriot Dreamer says:

    Two Californias
    by Victor Davis Hanson

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/255320/two-californias-victor-davis-hanson

    Very sad what California has become/is becoming.

    • Amsterdam Expat says:

      Indeed — thanks to those colonial cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

      In New York State things are comparable.

    • Ad rem says:

      Everything he says is 100% true. We have opened our doors to millions of illegals and have allowed them to vote with impunity. We’ve shut off the water to most of the central valley turning once productive fields of wheat, onions, and lettuce into a reproduction of 1930′s Oklahoma. Where orange and walnut groves once proudly stood you now see only wizened and rotting stumps.

      Inland of the coastal range, unemployment rates near 25% and vagrants loiter outside every truck stop and restaurant off the freeways. Last Christmas Eve our family was on the road to Napa and spoke with some of these people when we stopped to eat and refule. It would break you heart to see someone in such dire need standing outside a fast food joint late in the evening, and on such a holy day. Why? So the Delta Smelt, a fish no larger than 5 to 7 cm, can spawn in copious amounts of water?

      This is Democrat rule and all the uglilness is engenders. Thanks to the public sector unions and an ever increasing influx of illegal immigrants, there will be no end to their rule in the foreseeable future.

      This will mark the second year in a row that we will hang no lights nor decorate a tree. I want only one thing for Christmas….I want my country back!

      • Amsterdam Expat says:

        The two big cities in California do not come off unscathed either — in San Francisco last month it was astonishing how many beggars there were in the streets.

  32. Bijou says:

    Zogby has named Sarah Palin ‘Person of the Year’ and George W. Bush ‘Person of the Decade’!!
    Very. Cool.
    http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.cfm?ID=1933

    The next sound you hear will be lib heads exploding.

    I’m thinking of Chrissy Matthews and Keef Olbermann.
    LOL!

  33. Amsterdam Expat says:

    Here’s a judicious article about Silvio Berlusconi by Michael Ledeen:

    http://pajamasmedia.com/michaelledeen/2010/12/14/landslide-berlusconi/?singlepage=true

  34. Thomas Hooker says:

    Linkie for SF and Fantasy fans

    http://greatsfandf.com/site-overview.php

    Did anyone follow Team Rubicon during the Haiti disaster? Here is their link:

    http://teamrubiconusa.org/

  35. Ad rem says:

    Anybody up for some creepy German dog poo games?

  36. sundancecracker says:

    There are 3 bills that need to be defeated and it is coming down to the line on these bills. They are:
    1. Dream Act
    2. The Obama Tax Compromise
    3. The Omnibus Spending Bill

    All the contact information you need to know about #3 is on the Omnibus thread. Look toward bottom comments for most recent contact update. Regarding the Dream Act:

    Chad MacDonald, with “Immigration Action Report”, has been providing daily, and sometimes hourly, updates on the “Dream Act”. The Senate will vote on the House version of the “Dream Act” either this weekend or early next week. Please make calls to the targeted Senators, even if you don’t live in their state.

    Update from Chad:

    GOP Confirmed Today
    Graham will vote NO on the DREAM Act. He is with us on this one.
    Scott Brown is a NO, he says the DREAM ACT is a backdoor amnesty.
    Kirk is a NO. Good with us.
    We are counting that Lugar will vote YES, he will cross the GOP because he is a sponsor of the DREAM Act bill.

    Democrats Leaning toward No
    Ben Nelson will vote NO on the DREAM Act and anything that does not improve the economy, create jobs, or reduce debt.
    Pryor from Arkansas is a NO on the DREAM Act as well. He is with us.
    Baucus is leaning NO. He needs to hear from people in Montana only. He’s not listening to out-of-state from either side.

    We are hoping Manchin will vote NO, will be a major vote for him, and he is just getting settled.

    PROBLEMS
    Here is the deal, they need to get to 60 and they are not there yet. We need all 42 GOP to stick together and hold a handful of Democrats to beat this thing. All fire power needs to be focused on the swing vote Republicans!

    Target Republicans: Collins, Murkowski, Voinovich, Snowe, LeMieux

    Target: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
    DC Office: (202) 224-2523 State Office: (207) 945-0417 Bangor
    Email: http://collins.senate.gov/public/continue.cfm?FuseAction=ContactSenatorCollins.EmailIssue
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susancollins

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/SenatorCollins

    Target: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
    DC Office: (202) 224-6665 Email: http://murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=EMailLisa
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SenLisaMurkowski
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/lisamurkowski

    Target: Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio)

    DC Office: (202) 224-3353 State Office: (216) 522-7095 Cleveland
    Email: http://voinovich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

    Target: Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
    DC Office: (202) 224-5344 State Office: (800) 432-1599 toll free in Maine
    Email: http://snowe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactSenatorSnowe.Email

    Target: Sen. George LeMieux (R-Florida)
    DC Office: (202) 224-3041 State Office: (866) 630-7106 toll free in Florida
    Email: http://lemieux.senate.gov/public/?p=EmailSenatorLeMieux

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/George-LeMieux/153771371660
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/George_LeMieux

  37. frankie says:

    I’ve not had time for posting the last couple weeks but tonite I’m *taking* the time to post a link to some audio I’d hope that all of you will access.

    As you’re all probably aware, a Border Patrol Agent was murdered here in AZ last night. My Pinal Co. Sheriff, Paul Babeu, & Cochise Co. Sheriff Larry Dever made an official statement which can be read at:

    http://www.kfyi.com/pages/broomhead.html

    While at that link, at the upper Left under the menu On Demand, there is a KFYI Podcast option. If you click on that, go to the far Right of the page, you’ll find Mike Broomhead’s podcasts. If you click on the 5 PM hour and then click on Listen, you’ll hear an AMAZING interview with both of these Sheriff’s from this afternoon. (I apologize for the round about means of getting to this audio but I tried a direct link to it awhile back to some people & it didn’t work so ….Plan B. In just a few click’s you’ll be there and it will be well worth the effort.

    Both Sheriff’s are very calm, and controlled but *very* upset w/ Napalitano’s lip service that our Border’s are more secure than ever and all is well on the Border. Sheriff Babeu relayed info about some Conference call that Napolitano reportedly had w/ “Border Sheriff’s” yesterday but neither Sheriff Dever, who *is* a Border Sheriff and is the Pres. of all SW Border Sheriff’s, and Sheriff Babeu, who has the County that is the main route from Mexico getting drugs into this Country, and is the Pres. of the AZ Sheriff’s Assoc. , were invited to be a part of – they didn’t even know about it.

    He also relayed how on Sun. night they apprehended bandits who have a new means of operating in this country – they’re using fake patrol cars – Crown Vic’s outfitted w/ lights, sirens, push bumper and spotlights, to steal from the Cartel’s. All this is taking place 70 miles NORTH of the Border…..right in my back yard so to speak, as I live in Pinal County.

    These 2 Sheriff’s are done doing the nicey-nicey dance around Obama, Holder and Napalitano. They have a plan that is already being implemented to put an end to “this crap” as Babeu says. He’s armed his men with AR 15′s and has told his deputies that if anyone points a gun at them, “there will be a gun battle that we will win.”

    This is one interview I hope all of you will listen to & pass the info to others (and if anyone is smarter than I am and can figure a direct link – good on ya!)

    • Ad rem says:

      These wonderful…”elected”…..sheriffs are our last line of defense against the Obama regime.

    • Pat P says:

      Brian Terry, the young man who was killed, is from the Detroit area in Michigan. He loved his job in law enforcement, and planned to be here in Michigan with his family for Christmas.

      • GracieD says:

        Pat, I am so sorry to hear that. Prayers for his family!

      • frankie says:

        It is a disgrace that this wonderful man, this Veteran, lost his life in such a manner – armed w/ bean bags in their guns. What the he$$ has our country come to that we’ll put good men & women on the line in defense of our country, our borders, and only give them non-lethal ammunition. Bean bags can’t even be called “ammo”. This is insanity and it shows the outrageously stupid mentality of this Administration. How in the world does this man’s family cope with such a senseless death?

  38. frankie says:

    A big “Amen!” to that, Ad rem. Prior to last year’s election, my country had a worthless, open-border, sanctuary county Sheriff. WE THE PEOPLE took back our county when we *elected* Sheriff Babeu and he’s kickin a$$ and taking names!!!!

    • frankie says:

      Did you hear on that video where the 1st line of defense of these Border Patrol Agents is “non-lethal bean bags” shot from their guns? This is Homeland SECURITY??? Sheriff Dever calls these bean bags “ludacris”. To say the least! Our Border Patrol having bean bags for protection fits right in with Napalitano as AZ Gov. She had our Ntl Guard on the Border with guns…..but no ammo! Why should we expect any thing different from her as Sec. of Homeland Security?

      • NeeNee says:

        I keep thinking that one of these days we’ll wake up and discover this has all been a bad dream. Ten years ago, if anyone had predicted what Obama hath wrought you would have been labeled loony.

        Bean bags, indeed. Aren’t some of our soldiers in the Middle East being issued rubber bullets?

  39. NeeNee says:

    I visit several favorite sites daily, Moonbattery among them.
    This just up tonight: a Golden Oldie!

  40. solaratov says:

    Meant to post these yesterday. Enjoy:

    http://mausersandmuffins.blogspot.com/
    (Home on the range. Good writing and really fine recipes)

    http://wethearmed.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=d1cc8f73207c272afd15102afadf0432&
    (WeTheArmed Best gun & related subjects forum on the web. Try it. You’ll like it.)

    http://www.rachellucas.com/
    (Good writing from an American in London. Be sure to peruse the archives.)

  41. Patriot Dreamer says:

    The Pioneer Woman blog:

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/

    Recipes. Homeschooling. Life out on a ranch in Oklahoma. Ree Drummond recently won a Thanksgiving dinner “throwdown” with chef Bobby Flay.

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