This blog consists mostly of common sense responses to happenings (news articles, political events, etc) that just cry out for someone to say "WHOA! Hang on a second, here!" Too many people get away with just inventing their own facts as they bull-rush their way through an argument.

Unless you're dodging a taxicab or sidestepping a falling gargoyle, it's usually wise to take what time is available to evaluate and apply actual common sense. Good, old wisdom. It is, of course, my opinion, but I'll try to show why I think it's factual.
Thomas Paine said, "To argue with someone who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ... but I argue with drunks, egomaniacs, anti-gun Statists, Socialist/Keynesians and climate-fraud peddlers, too.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010


This is intended for those Independents and sincere democrats (not Democratic Progressive Socialists), who are still trying to make out the difference between the Leftist talking points and the conservative position.  A visual aid if you will (actually, an audible aid in Col West's case, because the photographer couldn't get close enough to get him on camera).

Congressman Barney Frank's victory speech, 11-3-10:

[by necnweb via Youtube]
[For those not familiar with the event, the "spouse's hardships" that Frank talked about referred to his boyfriend, James Ready, who posed as a press photographer to get close to opponent Sean Bielat, then heckled him from the rear of the press pool until discovered.]

Congressman-elect Allen West's victory speech, 11-2-10:

[thanks to billysbrew1984 via YouTube]

I see a few differences between the two, and it is mostly Col West's version (ideals of virtue in an imperfect world) that made the United States the strongest, richest, most generous and protecting SuperPower in the history of the world.  The Socialists are generally saboteurs, vandals and self-serving, hypocritical gamers that can only undermine the greatness of successful nations.

Concise is nice. Thoroughness is also good.

This one got me literally laughing out loud:

Are you a liberal, a conservative or a southerner?
The answer can be found by posing this question:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children.  Suddenly, a terrorist with a large knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges at you.
You are carrying a handgun and you are and expert shot.  You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.  What do you do?
Liberals' answer:  Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!  What kind of handgun is it?  Does the man look poor or oppressed?  Is he really a terrorist?  Am I guilty of profiling?  Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?  Could we run away?  What does my wife think?  What about the kids?  If I were to grab his knees and hang on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?  Should I call 9-1-1?
I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.

Conservatives' answer:  BANG!

Southerners' answer:  BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Click (sound of reloading), BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
Family: "Nice grouping, Daddy!"

[thanks to Dan Hendricks'  Slice of Wry]

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If I may add:

My family's answer:
BOOM! chickBOOM! chickBOOM! chickBOOM! chickBOOM! chickBOOM! chickBOOM! chickBOOM!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Well, WHY NOT?!?

Why don't we just open up to all those poor, struggling people and share our bounty with them.  Let them all come in and become part of the workers' paradise!
Setting aside the Socialist interference and outright sabotage of our economy over the last 100 years - - even if we operate at 100% efficiency and honesty, here's why:

[thanks to YouTube and NumbersUSA]

Instead, let's continue to do our part (not the entire burden - - we have paid more than most of the world combined for decades) to educate those people and let them improve their homelands.  It's more palatable than turning the U.S. into one, big, South Tijuana/Dharavi/Kibera wasteland.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

After the vote:

Elections will be over before the newspaper version of this essay gets to print.  There will have been something between a slight shift back to the right and a conservative tidal wave.  California is either in better hands in Sacramento and D.C., or “Moonbeam” and “Call me Senator” will once again be steering us toward the sharp rocks on the left.  California has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy for years, under Democratic legislatures and D.C. no longer represents the People or defends the Constitution.

Several things will now happen nationally.  Since new Representatives are not seated until 1-20-11, a “lame duck” session of congress will be expected to create and pass the budget that Dems refused to introduce for months (because it points out their deficit/debt and limits their future spending).  They will also either pass an extension of the Bush tax cuts (for all Americans or just DNC supporters), or refuse to bring them to a vote.  If so, all our taxes will go up a lot, and employment will take another hit.  Please remember, if these increases take effect in January and become obvious in the spring, that the Democrats (who will loudly blame conservatives) controlled the voting agenda for years.  They have not been too shy to threaten, bribe, fabricate and lie up to this point.

Most of the Progressives’ job-killing, economy-crushing, debt-piling bills had inexplicable delays in their effective dates.  The reason that parts don’t become effective until after 2010, 2012 and even 2015 is two-fold:  They hoped that more of us would remain unaware of the worst effects (if you've had your coffee, wade through the alchemy submitted to the CBO [to do massively more for vastly more people on a more centralized structure] for yourelf HERE), keeping them in control of congress for the next two years and the presidential election.  Also, if they failed, they will have left those toxic laws behind them like a road littered with land mines for conservatives to deal with.

Conservatives probably now control the House and are about even in the Senate.  They can stop the funding of the worst of those time bombs, but Obama can veto any new legislation.  Conservatives won’t have the veto-proof super majority that the Progressive Socialist led Democrats did for the last 2 years.  They might not even control both houses as the DNC did since 2006, when they passed the regulation and funding bills that caused the recession.   So, serving the people and obeying the Constitution will be limited to defending the broken gates until 2012.  Certainly, a President and ideology that calls on “his” Hispanics to “punish our enemies” (after calling peaceful Tea Party members “dangerous” or “extreme”) will veto every effort to make actual improvements.

Still pending are: most of the still-missingstimulus” billions, staggering debt approaching our total national production, rampant and increasing unemployment, strangled domestic oil production, health care thrown into chaos and increased cost by Obamacare, Dem threats of more spending sprees, increasing terrorist attacks and lack of protection of our borders, growing threats to honest elections, lack of integrity at the D.O.J. and a host of other damaging, Progressive creations.

The good news is, Americans seem to have awakened to the Socialist threat decades sooner than the Europeans did.  We now know better and learn more every day.   Out-of-control Euro-Socialism has broken the bank (like it has done in every case through history), making reductions in their taxing and spending unavoidable.  That ignited the Communist-led riots now raging across the continent.  We have a chance to make reductions and changes while they are smaller, less painful and less disruptive to our way of life.