Saturday, October 30, 2010

Top Ten Reasons I am Voting Democratic

Stolen from Jim Shy Wolf:

10) I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

9)I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

8) I voted Democrat because Freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

7). I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.

6) I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.

5) I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the democrats see fit.

4) I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

3) I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

2)I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies through abortion so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

And the Number One reason to vote Democrat...

1)I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my ass that it is unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.

Thanks, Jim.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

TEOTWAWKI in the MSM? EMP story in USA Today

Interesting article in USA Today about the threat posed by Electromagnetic Pulse.  Not what I would expect from the brain-dead establishment media, as it does not scream for government action.  It is a bit sparse on real information.  Read it here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

If You Aren't Votin', Quit Bitchin'

Without naming names, I have read plenty of commentators stating that they do not vote in elections.  Excuses range from "What does it matter?" to "I won't give legitimacy to this government."  Most I have read are supporters of restoring this country to its Constitutional foundation, a worthy goal.

Refusing to vote, however, is inconsistent with restoring this country to its Constitutional foundation.  The Constitution established our Republic, a representative democracy where voters participate in the government by electing representatives.  Constitutionally, this was by direct election of Congressmen and indirect election of Senators through state government.  Our central government and most, if not all, of our state governments are thoroughly corrupt and operating extracontstitutionally, and this has occurred by the voters' choice of representatives and apparent continuing consent through election after election.

The way to begin the change we need is to exercise our right to vote in representatives who will restore Constitutional government.  Yes, before change will occur the government does have to be so bad that even your average idiot voter is persuaded to vote against the collectivists.  In the meantime, supporters of Constitutional government will continue to be a minority, having to vote for some establishment politicians, vote for "fringe" candidates, or taking it upon ourselves to run for office.  The key here is that, if we believe in Constitutional government, by its very definition it requires us to participate.  That means voting.

I am disturbed by the prospect of Constitution-loving individuals who refuse to vote.  If they will not participate in the process now, when the Republic most needs individuals to participate and steer the country back to its Constitutional foundation, when will they participate?

Will it be when voters like me have finally participated and persuaded enough that voters will have elected a government that returns to Constitutional principles?  Or will it be after the "revolution" that some say will be necessary to end the increasing tyranny as the government further deviates from the Constitution?

I have to admit, I get nervous when someone refuses to participate in Constitutional government at the same time he or she is demanding a return to it.  It seems like some will only vote when they get the government they want.  Sometimes I am afraid to ask exactly what that is.

I have already voted this year.  Although I will likely continue to dislike the government that I will get, I will respect the Constitution and participate.  If there is a need to change the government due to its continuing down the road of tyranny, I will respect the Constitution and participate.  In between, I will continue to be critical of government that oversteps its Constitutional bounds.

This is my personal feeling about those who do not participate:  If you aren't votin', quit bitchin'.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Quote of the Day

"The plain fact is that the American people are too morally degenerate to be capable of effective self-government."

David Deming, Associate Professor of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, in America Is Gone.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Democrats hate Democrats most of all. Witness the policies that Democrats have inflicted on their core constituencies, resulting in vile schools, lawless slums, economic stagnation, and social immobility. Democrats will do anything to make sure that Democratic voters stay helpless and hopeless enough to vote for Democrats."

P.J. O'Rourke, in They Hate Our Guts (And They're Drunk on Power).

Worth a read for it's insights, none of which surprise your humble correspondent.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Foot in Each World?

Everyday life feels increasingly complicated.  I have a business to run and decisions to make about it's (and my) future.  Although I feel that something is terribly wrong in this country that will make business and personal decisions about the future irrelevant, I have to operate on the assumption that I will still be in business a year from now, three years from now, and even ten years from now.

By the same token, I know that this country has been through numerous crises in the past and that it is quite likely that I will still be driving my desk for the foreseeable future.  Still, there are signs that civilization as we know it could end any time (for whatever reason:  war, EMP, other natural disaster, economic collapse, etc.).  I do not believe in not having preparations, nor do I believe that the government will take care of everyone come TEOTWAWKI.

It sure feels odd, renewing an advertising contract for another year, taking on a three year telecommunications contract, and scheduling my continuing education into the future at the same time that I am putting away additional food stocks, equipment, ammo, and other preps.  Most of the oddness stems from budgeting for two lives:  the one I live every day and the one that I fear I may be living in the not-too-distant future.  It is like having a foot in each world, watching for the time that I will have to pick up one foot and plant it firmly with the other. 

I suppose if I were wealthy it might be different.  Then I could have my fully stocked bunker out in the hinterlands while I entertained clients at my cosmopolitan McMansion without a worry in the world.  Nah, I was raised too blue-collar for that.  I would have a fully stocked bunker in the hinterlands, but I would have friends over to my enormous pole-barn shop to drink beer and talk about guns.

Meanwhile, the limited budget keeps me searching for prep bargains.  Here is one:  16 ounce jars of coconut oil for cooking and other uses, suitable for long term storage.  $4.50 at  10% discount through October 31, 2010 with code BWOCT, and flat $4.99 shipping cost.  I learned about coconut oil as a healthy cooking oil and its suitability for long term storage from Miss Kellene at Preparedness Pro.

That's all for now.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Random Thoughts

Juan Williams.  I've always liked Juan because he added an air of rationality and dignity to the liberal side.  Something that Alan Colmes always strived for but never could attain.  I repeatedly disagreed with Juan's positions, but he was the type you could disagree with at the same time you had a beer with him.  Very, very rare among liberals.  Juan found out what happens when you dance with the devils:  you get burned.  You associate with irrational bigots, and eventually you are associated with them.  The irony is that the bigots were calling Juan a bigot.  Of course, this close to the election, the shrill, closed-minded, hysterical, emotional, illogical "progressive" left is exposed for what it is at a time less than beneficial for their cause.  Thank you, Juan, and good luck at your new/old job at Fox. 

Patty Murray.  My tirade against Washington's Asshat Extraordinaire Senator Patty Murray might be getting a little old, but I will not relent until that ignorant, marxist twit is gone.  Latest Dino Rossi ad reminded me of something incredibly relevant, more relevant that Patty Moron's belief that abundant abortions are essential to the functioning of society.  Dino's latest ad has audio of Patty Murray claiming that she not only read the Obamacare bill, but that she helped write it.  Go to that link. Should we all presume that Asshat Patty also read and helped write the $800,000,000,000.00 Porkulus bill that created no jobs?  I think it is safe to give her credit for that.   Rossi is within range of taking out this wart on America's ass, but Murray has the illegal aliens out in force to scare up votes (the dead people move too slow, the imprisoned have other commitments, and the insane just won't follow directions.).

Preps.  I had been looking for a rifle with a longer range than 7.62x39 and 5.56x45 are capable of.  Problem is, I did not want to spend a lot of money, wanted something simple, wanted something with iron sights, and wanted something where ammo was currently plentiful and cheap.  After checking around a bit I finally settled on the Mosin-Nagant.  I bought a specimen in excellent refinished condition for under $100.00 (I know that I missed the boat from when even Big 5 was selling them for $69.00.  I will pay more attention to surplus rifles in the future.)  I bought a spam can of 440 rounds for about $85.00, and will probably buy another mosin and a few cans of ammo before the end of the year if the economy holds up (self-employment can suck sometimes).  I got an added bonus when I went to pick up my mosin.  The store owner asked me if I wanted to buy an SKS.  I asked how much.  He said $150.00.  I was interested, and ended up walking out with a beautifully maintained Norinco SKS, missing only the bayonet and cleaning rod.

Other News.  Somthing Glenn Beck said the other night caught my attention.  The national debt ceiling, which was raised by over $1,000,000,000,000.00 by democrats to something like $14,200,000,000,000.00, will have to be raised again sometime in February or March of 2011.  This was purposefully set up by democrats.  The dilemma for Republicans, if they control congress, will be to add further sanction to the willy-nilly printing of money to cover the national debt and appear to have no principles, or to adhere to principles and refuse to raise the debt ceiling which might have the effect of causing panic/collapse in the markets and pandemonium in the streets.  Interesting.  Could that be the galvanizing event?  We'll have to see.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Patty Murray the Coathanger Queen

This post concerns abortion and due process of law.  If you have a problem with my pro-life, pro-due process opinions, stop reading now.

I saw another political spot on TV this morning for and approved by Patty Murray.  Actually, the spot was another pack of lies attempting to defame Dino Rossi, but it says volumes about Murray.  In the ad, Rossi is portrayed as a relic of a better-forgotten era when abortion was disfavored and illegal.  Of course, liberals never say they are in favor of abortion, they say that they favor "a woman's right to choose".  By stating that Dino Rossi is against "a woman's right to choose" and portraying that as a bad thing, Patty Murray has essentially stated that she is pro-abortion.

A fetus is a living human being not yet born.  It is a life, and no matter how the libtards try to frame an unborn baby's existence, I believe that the unborn human has a right to life.  Jurisprudence has not quite caught up to this, but it will as soon as the politics are taken out of the analysis.  The political roadblock to the ethically and scientifically sound reasoning that a living unborn human being has the right to life is the liberal position that the "woman's right to choose" is superior to the living unborn child's right to life.  Thus the liberals have been successful in denying the living unborn child's right to due process of law before it's right to life is terminated.

We readily acknowledge that a person accused of a capital crime has the right to due process of law before his right to life is taken away by the state.  We actually allow the judicial system to become the world's longest running circus once the accused has been found guilty and sentenced to the termination of his or her life.  Although many of us express displeasure at the numerous and lengthy appeals that follow in most cases where a death sentence is imposed, we respect the judicial system we have with its standards of innocence until proven guilty, no cruel and unusual punishments, the right against self-incrimination, and the right to due process of law prior to deprivation of rights.

Patty Murray has demonstrated that, at the most benign interpretation of her actions, she does not understand the concept of due process of law.  She supports granting of rights to causes she favors, but does not support due process of law for rights she does not favor.  Her active support for the denial of due process of law to living unborn human beings prior to the termination of their lives tells me volumes about Ms. Murray having no respect for the right to life when it does not match up with her political beliefs.  A person who has respect for the right to life and the concept of due process of law prior to the termination of the right to life supports these concepts regardless of his or her political beliefs.  Ms. Murray's disrespect for the right to life and due process of law is why I referred to her as the Coathanger Queen.

Murray's disrespect for due process of law is apparent in other areas as well.  At a time when mortgage-holding banks are trespassing on private property and changing locks on homes prior to completing foreclosure proceedings, where is Patty Murray?  Should she not be stepping up and standing up for the the common man against the big banks when they act without due process of law?  She will not because she is in the pocket of the big banks and does not care about individual homeowners.  Murray supported bailing out the big banks with taxpayer money and supported the "financial reform" that was a giveaway to the big banks.

When Obama care had not yet passed and the Democrats were angling to shove an unconstitutional mandate to purchase insurance down our throats, where was Patty Murray?  Oh, that's right, she was voting in favor of shoving this unconstitutional mandate down our throats.

When Chrysler Corporation was being shoved through bankruptcy proceedings and parties who had a contractual and legal right to be paid from the bankruptcy estate were cast aside in favor of the United Auto Workers Union and Libyan-owned Fiat Motors, where was Patty Murray?  Certainly not standing up for the common man who had money invested in Chrysler.  She was busy backing the union that contributed to her campaigns.

It is disturbing when a politician has no respect for the Constitution and for due process of law guaranteed by the Constitution regarding the ordinary affairs of Americans, such as choosing health insurance and investing money.  It is downright appalling when a politician seeks to supplant the right to life, guaranteed by the Constitution and by our Creator, with an invented right not appearing in the Constitution and which appears downright silly when juxtaposed with the supplanted right.  Which do you want, the right to live or the right to choose.

If I follow Murray's position to the logical extreme and decide that due process of law is no longer necessary when its application interferes with one's political principles, there would be no end to the carnage that would ensue.  I don't like politicians that vote for Marxist policies and enact taxes upon me that I am unwilling to pay.  My right to choose what works for me supplants the right of that politician to live.  Hmmm, just where do libtards like Murray think that one would end?  Especially if we call it the "right-to-choose-later-on", rather than the ugly truthful term retroactive abortion.

As tempting as it would be to adopt liberal principles in that scenario, I'll stick with supporting the right to life and the concept of due process of law.

Remember in November.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Obamacare: It Ain't Over Yet, Commie Bastards!

Alternate Titles: 

Just Try It; I'll Give You a Proctology Exam With Your Obamacare and

Obamacare Causes Increase in Hot Lead Injections to Lyin' Liberal Swine

As frustrating as the decision by George Caram Steeh III is upholding Obamacare, it ain't over yet.  I believe that Steeh, a lowly U.S. District Court Judge in Michigan, issued a poorly reasoned and unconstitutional decision in upholding Obamacare.  Some things have to be kept in perspective.

U.S. District Court judges are generally political hacks.  They have generally been aligned with one political party or another throughout their legal career.  Most judges started out as private attorneys or working for some organization.  They got involved with various political causes to get noticed.  Often some political entity, such as the governor, picks them to fill a judicial vacancy of some sort.  Just as often a local judge will retire and the opportunistic lawyer will run for the seat.  It is somewhat rare for a sitting judge to be defeated at election time, and my observation is that sitting judges are rarely replaced by challenge in the election.

Steeh was appointed by Bill Clinton.  Consider the source.  Sleaziest, most disrespectful to the office president in modern history appoints constitutionally illiterate judge (likely a political hack) to be a U.S. District Court Judge in Michigan.  Like appointer, like appointee.

It is natural that with a marxist administration seeking to add legitimacy to one of its marxist agendas, the first judicial decision upholding the marxist agenda would come from a marxist political hack appointed by a sleazebag member of the marxist president's political party.  I can only wonder what political and other pressure was applied to ensure that Steeh's decision was the first one on Obamacare.

U.S. District Court judges are the lowest level of the judiciary.  They are the equivalent of the Superior Court or District Court judges in Washington.  In Washington we have the Courts of Appeals above Superior and District Court, then the Supreme Court of Washington.  If it weren't for boneheaded decisions by judges at the Superior Court and District Court level, we would not have most of the appellate court and supreme court decisions we rely upon every day.  The same is true in the federal courts.  Steeh is a bonehead judge who made a bonehead decision that will be reviewed.  The Court of Appeals for that circuit might not be any brighter than Steeh, but the U.S. Supreme Court is where I am looking for the decision, as a Supremes decision will be the law of the land, not requiring any reconciliation among the federal circuits.

Obamacare will be like Heller and McDonald, having to weave its way through the federal courts of appeals to have the U.S. Supreme Court make the final determination, only in the case of Obamacare that it is an unconstitutional mandate.  In the meantime, I will hold onto my stainless steel insurance policy and my prescription of 230 grain copper capsules.

To Washington voters:  If you do not want the marxist agenda of government health care shoved down your throat, and would instead like to shove it back up Obama's ass, vote Dino Rossi for U.S. Senate on November 2.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Unemployment Steady at 9.6%, and A Bet

On my way to work this morning the news announced that unemployment for September 2010 held steady at 9.6%.  Of course it did.  No administration whose party controls the white house and congress would admit to an increase less than a month before a national election.  If unemployment went down, you can be sure that the Obamanation himself would be trumpeting it from the rooftops.  As it is, the mainstream/lamestream media had to make sure that I, registered voter, got the message.  The news item opened with the announcement that unemployment held at 9.6% and ended with the prominent announcement that unemployment had held steady at 9.6%.

I am willing to bet $100.00* that within a week after the election on November 2, 2010 that the unemployment figures will be revised upward.

*Terms:  If I win, I get paid in U.S. dollars.  If I lose, I will pay in Zimbabwe dollars.  If the winner does not have change for a $1,000,000,000,000.00 Zimbabwe bill, I reserve the right to pay in monopoly money.  If Democrats retain control of both houses of congress, they will all have the same value.

To Washington voters:  If you like high unemployment, increased taxes, increased home foreclosures, strangulation of small businesses, favoritism for public employee unions, citizen disarmament, and a host of other poxes on this great country, please remember to vote for Patty Murray on November 2.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Stand Corrected, and Quote of the Day

In my last post regarding Asshat Extraordinaire Patty Murray I made an error.  In the interest of fairness I will correct my misstatement.

Patty Murray was elected to the senate in 1992, not 1994 as I had stated.

I was feeling sheepish about this error until I read this whopper from Patty Murray herself, uttered shortly after 9/11/2001, about Osama Bin Laden:

"He's been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. He's made their lives better."

Thanks to Ann Coulter, who reminded me of the Retarded Senator's statement.  Read the rest at Townhall.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Patty Murray: Asshat Extraordinaire

This morning I got up a bit early.  I turned on the TV and put on the coffee, but soon had to restrain myself from throwing my coffee mug at the TV.  What would inspire such a reaction?

My Asshat Senator, Patty "Moron in Tennis Shoes" Murray.

Her latest campaign ad is voiced over in an ominous tone about "Jobs lost", "Homes Foreclosed" and "Big Banks being bailed out by taxpayers".  I just cannot believe the chutzpah of this dimwitted, shit-for-brains, commie, libtard, Obama-ass-kissing piece of trash we have for a senator.  Yes, I am still referring to Patty Murray, who has served three terms as senator and is running for a fourth.

Patty Murray has presided over the lost jobs, homes foreclosed, and big bank theft.  She has supported every single Obama agenda item.  And before Obama, she supported every Chris Dodd and Barney Frank scheme to defraud the taxpayers, including the Community Reinvestment Act and refusing to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which directly contributed to the housing bubble and bust.  Patty Murray voted for TARP and every stimulus plan proposed by the Obama administration, lining the pockets of the big banks at taxpayer expense.  She voted for Obamacare, supports cap and trade, and supports letting the Bush tax cuts expire, all of which contribute to continued high unemployment.

Patty Murray is such a dishonest asshat that she not only runs away from her own record, but tries to pin the results of her substandard service in the senate on her opponent, who has not held public office since 2003, and only in the state legislature at that.

Voters of Washington State should pay attention to the disaster that Patty Murray has been for this state since she was elected in 1994, and particularly to her record since 2008 when the Democrats controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency.  

I want change I can believe in.  That's why I am voting to kick Patty Murray to the curb this November.