The face and voice of the arrogant political class

A member of our ruling elite makes clear his opinion that reading lengthy bills is not necessary. This is the epitome of raw arrogance! Why aren't the citizens burning his office down around his ears and running his sorry ass out of town wearing a fresh coating of tar and feathers?

Instead the lecherous old swine is on his 21st term in the House.


For the dog who has everything - almost

Your leg and the legs of your guests will thank you!

The proper clothing can only take you so far!


The wussification of America continues!

Until recently, if you approached the US from the Canadian side of the border, you saw a giant yellow sign that said UNITED STATES.

But someone within Customs and Border Patrol has decided that's a security risk! So they're taking the sign down.

Un - freaking - believable! What a nation a pussies we've become!

This should NOT be a surprise by this point

Bair: Bank Failures Ahead 10 Times Worse

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair is predicting that the bank failure rate will increase tenfold, according to a U.S. Senator.

Bair said up to 500 more banks could fail, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky, said in a meeting, reported Dow Jones Newswires.

That would put the current crisis close to the level achieved during the late-1980s savings and loan crisis, when 745 thrifts were shut.

"She told us that unless something dramatic happens, we could lose up to 500 more banks," Bunning said.

"That means that people who make mortgages in local places .... people that could really help in a foreclosure will not be there," Bunning said.

Regulators recently shut down the Bank of Wyoming on Friday, the 53rd failure this year.

At least SOMEONE strikes back at Islam!

Nigerian troops attack Islamist mosque, kill 100

By NJADVARA MUSA, Associated Press Writer Njadvara Musa, Associated Press Writer – 34 mins ago

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Troops shelled the compound of an Islamist sect blamed for days of violence in northern Nigeria then attacked its mosque, killing at least 100 militants in a fierce battle.

Sect leader Mohammed Yusuf escaped along with about 300 followers but his deputy was killed in Wednesday night's bombardment, according to Army commander Maj. Gen. Saleh Maina.
The army was conducting a house-to-house manhunt Thursday on the outskirts of Maiduguri for Yusuf and his followers.

An AP reporter watched soldiers shoot their way into the mosque in Maiduguri on Wednesday and then rake those holed up inside with gunfire. The reporter later counted about 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard outside. The militants were armed with homemade hunting rifles, bows and arrows and scimitars.

Another five corpses were just inside a large house near the mosque. Maina pointed to the body of a plump, bearded man and said it the Boko Haram sect's vice chairman, Bukar Shekau.

"The mission has been accomplished," said Maina, the army commander.

Militants seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law throughout this multi-religious country attacked police stations, churches, prisons and government buildings in a wave of violence that began Sunday in Borno state and quickly spread to three other states in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.


Oh to be mentioned by The Hermit

If you haven't been ON THE SKYLINE you're missing a rare treat. My friend The Hermit is a hard core survivalist and prepper par excellence whose writings are well worth taking the time to read regularly. If it has to do with guns and prepping ole Hermit will know about it!

And the fact that he's a Marine doesn't hurt either. (SEMPER FI, OOOORAH, BLOOD MAKES THE GRASS GROW!!!)

So naturally I'm flattered all to blushing plumb pink to be mentioned by that fine Southern Gentleman.

Congressman throwing a monkey wrench into the machine!

All I can say is COOL!!!!!

Rules panel works through 600 amendments
By Roxana Tiron
Posted: 07/28/09 02:22 PM [ET]

The House Rules Committee is facing an unprecedented situation: It has to sift through more than 600 amendments to the 2010 defense appropriations bill.

Most of the amendments were submitted by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who is protesting about 540 earmarks worth $1.3 billion that are going to companies without a competitive bidding process. A total of 606 amendments were submitted, the most Rules has ever encountered, according to a spokesman for the panel. I might have to send this guy a thank you card!

“This unprecedented number of amendments put a huge strain on the hardworking staff, who had to review, collate and summarize every single one,” said Vincent Morris, the communications director for the House Rules Committee. Awwwwwwwwww!

Rules is expected to meet Tuesday afternoon to decide which amendments will make it when the House takes up the mammoth Pentagon spending bill, and it could be in for a long session.

Flake’s barrage has led to a frustrating situation on the committee, creating an even deeper divide between Democrats and the GOP over the floor debate process. Each amendment has to be read in order for the committee to decide which ones to select for floor consideration. My question is why isn't the basic legislation required to be read? How the hell is it legal, or even tolerated, that lawmakers are voting on stuff they haven't even read!

Staff and lawmakers on the committee have been working nonstop since Friday, when the amendments started pouring in. The cutoff was Monday at 3 p.m., and staff had to work overnight, according to a congressional source. So what if some of those parasites had to work late! We The People are asked to LIVE with the consequences of their laws. By God they OUGHT to be working late!

“Although we always welcome input on every piece of legislation that comes to Rules, if the committee were to give Republicans the opportunity to debate and vote on every single one of their amendments, we would be here past Christmas,” Morris said. Hmmmm let's avoid "debate" at all costs eh? Wonder why.


Quote of the day

Taken from the 21 things you cannot say to Obama after a new conference:

No. 6 Saying, “I don’t know all the facts ... but the police acted stupidly” is a little like saying, “I don’t know if there are weapons of mass destruction ... but let’s invade Iraq anyway.”

Mega-Hypocrisy alert!

A heretofore "unknown" 2004 interview with Barack Obama by leftwing radio host Randi Rhodes has just emerged.

And basically, as you shall hear, Obama is saying do as I say, not as I do. In this case he was referring to quickly forcing legislation through congress. As you can hear in this interview, the hypocrisy seems so massive that it is destined to go viral on the Web. It features Randi Rhodes back during her Air America days interviewing then senator-elect Barack Obama on November 22, 2004.

And despite the fact that Randi is currently pretty well hidden from public view, you can be sure she will soon be talked about again because of her inadvertent exposure of incredible hypocrisy on the part of Obama. And what was the hypocrisy? His complaint that the Bush administration was rushing legislation through congress without giving the legislators time to read the bills or allowing for much debate.

Ten questions for supporters of Obamacare

Courtesy of Dennis Prager


Straight from FEMA's website

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery.

NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation's overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was established to provide the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism to natural disasters.

NLE 09 is a White House directed, Congressionally- mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies, staff and key operational elements. In addition, broad regional participation of state, tribal, local, and private sector is anticipated. This year the United States welcomes the participation of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in NLE 09.


NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants.

The NLE 09 scenario will begin in the aftermath of a notional terrorist event outside of the United States, and exercise play will center on preventing subsequent efforts by the terrorists to enter the United States and carry out additional attacks. This scenario enables participating senior officials to focus on issues related to preventing terrorist events domestically and protecting U.S. critical infrastructure.

NLE 09 will allow terrorism prevention efforts to proceed to a logical end (successful or not), with no requirement for response or recovery activities.

NLE 09 will be an operations-based exercise to include: activities taking place at command posts, emergency operation centers, intelligence centers and potential field locations to include federal headquarters facilities in the Washington D.C. area, and in federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector facilities in FEMA Region VI, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and California.


Through a comprehensive evaluation process, the exercise will assess prevention and protection capabilities both nationally and regionally. Although NLE 09 is still in the planning stages, the exercise is currently designed to validate the following capabilities:

Intelligence/Information Sharing and Dissemination
Counter-Terrorism Investigation and Law Enforcement
Air, Border and Maritime Security
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Public and Private Sector Alert/Notification and Security Advisories
International Coordination


Exercises such as NLE 09 are an important component of national preparedness, helping to build an integrated federal, state, tribal, local and private sector capability to prevent terrorist attacks, and rapidly and effectively respond to, and recover from, any terrorist attack or major disaster that occurs.

The full-scale exercise offers agencies and jurisdictions a way to test their plans and skills in a real-time, realistic environment and to gain the in-depth knowledge that only experience can provide. Participants will exercise prevention and information sharing functions that are critical to preventing terrorist attacks. Lessons learned from the exercise will provide valuable insights to guide future planning for securing the nation against terrorist attacks, disasters, and other emergencies.

For more information about NLE 09, contact the FEMA News Desk: 202-646-4600.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


I can only speak for myself, but I don't like the presence of foreign troops on American soil FOR ANY REASON!



Conducted with two-man teams (Shooters A & B)
Total of 15 shots per man
100 Yard, man-sized (from waist up) targets (separate target for each shooter)
Any hit anywhere on the target “counts” for score
This is a timed exercise
Start point and two additional “stations” – one standing, one sitting, one prone
Best combination of low time and high score of hits wins


Okay, your target is 100 yards away – to your right or left depending on which side of the shooting lane you start from. Initially I envision these being conducted such that your path of travel is perpendicular to your target. But as skills are refined and teammates grow more comfortable with one another, the angle of travel can be adjusted so that the shooters are “quartering” toward the target, or even moving directly toward the target. This is strictly a function of skills acquired and safety awareness.

The timekeeper starts the exercise. It is predetermined within the team who moves first and who covers first.

Shooter A (point man) dashes to the first station and assumes the shooting position called for by that station. (Note: assume start point will be standing, positioned by a tree or tall cardboard box. The other two stations will be items that force the shooter to take up either a sitting, kneeling or prone position)

Shooter B begins covering fire until he hears the first shot from Shooter A. B then dashes to the first station and begins covering fire again. Shooter A dashes to the next shooting position under the cover of B’s fire.

This continues until three stations and 15 shots are fired. Time is called and scores are calculated.


1. Rifle MUST go on safe before movement commences. Maybe an observer should be charged with watching ONLY the moving shooter to ensure he’s put the weapon on safe for his dash. Violation results in ejection from the exercise. UPDATE: WE TRIED THIS AND IT IS NOT PRACTICAL. All you can really do is keep your finger off the trigger and carefully control your muzzle.

2. Moving shooter can NOT move until cover fire begins. Violation results in a hefty point penalty.


As previously mentioned, we could adjust the angle on movement after we’ve gained a certain amount of comfort with the exercise. Ultimately we would have maybe a half dozen shooting stations that were positioned such that the shooters are closing the distance to the target. That might require a two tier system of counting hits (since the distance has been shortened). Also we could increase the number of shots required for each shooter such that a magazine change is required.

By changing the distance to the target, we could run many of these with 22 rifles and save on ammo. Ultimately they would be run using your preferred MBR.

Martial Law for the US - it's coming

If you trust your government, then this video will not sit well with you. But ask yourself if you really do trust the politicians. You don’t have to tell me. You have to ask, and answer, yourself.

Can you place your family’s welfare in the hands of corrupt politicians? Can you rely on those rotten, self-serving bastards to finally put the good of the nation first?

Watch this video. Pay particular attention to the legislation that it refers to. Jot down notes if you have to and go do a google search on each one. Discover for yourself the truthfulness of the video’s claim that the American population is being “prepared” for something; the nullification of the Constitution? Martial Law in the United States?


In memory of my dear friend Jim Monahan

You’ve never heard of him, but a great conservative mind left this earth today. I just got the news a few moments ago.

One of my dearest friends died this morning after struggling with the complications of a lung transplant. He beat the odds for most lung transplant recipients by surviving for a total of six years after the first lung was replaced. It’s my understanding that two to three years is considered the average life expectancy.

I knew Jim Monahan, first as a boss, and then as a friend, for some 18 years. He was a fine man in every sense. Right now you’ll have to take my word for it as I am incapable of articulating much more than that presently. There is just too much running thru my head at the moment. I’ll just leave it at this: He had one of the brightest minds I have ever seen!

One thing I am dwelling on is this one-line email I got from him yesterday. It’s the last communication I ever received from him. The numbers he’s referring to are the stats on his blood oxygenation (the man was a complete stickler for any form of statistics!)

“On a personal side, I appear to have gone onto a plateau. My numbers have been essentially the same since June 6. They aren’t the greatest numbers in the world, but at least they are not declining. My ETA has been pushed back.”

Well Jimbo… unbeknownst to you, your ETA got pushed forward after all. May God receive you into his arms and you be granted the peace and reward of the many mansions he has promised us.

Good night and good bye my very good friend.

Passing thoughts

I still believe that an economic crash is coming. If you fall for the BS that passes for “official” gubmint stats on anything from unemployment to inflation – well, you’re not too sharp. All the numbers are highly massaged in order to keep the sheep as content as possible.

You REALLY need to read Dr. Thomas Woods’ book Meltdown. I give it five stars!

Believe it or not I just listened to my first Obama speech. I managed to catch about 80% of his news conference regarding Obamacare the other night, and I was shocked. Up until now I have not been able to listen to him for more a couple of minutes at a time. It’s not good for my blood pressure, indigestion, and overall stress levels. But I manned up on it night before last, and watched. As I said, I was shocked. THIS is what passes for an articulate public speaker these days? THIS is who some are calling a “sort of God”? The style of his speaking is absolutely maddening to me. That stop / start method of speaking just screams out “DECEIPT” to me. Here’s a guy who’s so focused on not making a slip of the tongue on the little things that the monstrous lies pass thru unabridged! Only life-long mouth breathers could ever be impressed with this utter charlatan.

As for the substance…it was just nonsensical. Here’s one thing that leaped out to me (translation from doublespeak into regular English):

“There is so much waste in government at every level, that all I, Barry the Great, have to do, is wave my magic wand and it will disappear completely. Then there will more than enough money for healthcare for every single soul in America AND all those poor illegal aliens here, and on their way here! And rivers of milk and honey will flow from my half-black anus!”

There are protests happening out there people! And by and large you’re not being told about them. I drove past one yesterday in front of a local hospital that had maybe 50 people there waving anti-Obamacare signs. I watched the local news at 10pm but saw nothing about it.

The propagandizing and programming of the American people is being accomplished to a far more efficient degree than anything that Stalin or Hitler could have ever imagined. The advent of computers, television, and all the other forms of mass communication, have made this a cinch. Sadly there are far too many folks who automatically think that if CNN says it - it MUST be true.

The public school’s penchant for teaching people WHAT to think rather than HOW to think has been a huge factor as well.

Some folks are starting to point out how the current Gubmint is trying to rush everything through these days. The push is on to get as much of this rotten legislation passed, and in effect, before the sheep grow too restless. Rush Limbaugh typically plays all his Obama clips at a speeded up pace to illustrate “the rush”. But at least he and others are trying to draw attention to it. In the case of healthcare, we’ve had a hundred years to get to this point, but the Kenyan and that bug-eyed moron from San Fagcisco seem to think they can pull a fix out of their socialist backsides and have it in place by the end of August.

Arrogant jerks!

Ammo prices are stabilizing and stocks are reappearing where before there were only bare shelves. However, don’t be lulled into thinking all’s well. Count your lucky stars that there’s another opportunity to replenish what you’ve burned up in training. You HAVE been training haven’t you?

Henry Gates versus the Cambridge Mass PD! Have you heard about this? The quintessential racial “intellectual” elitist has a run-in with the local cops led by their on-staff racial profiling expert. What a wonderful potential for a televised legal circus eh?

And as a reult of all this His Lordship the Great High Messiah delivers one of the most asinine commentaries in presidential history (translation from doublespeak into regular English):

I know nothing about this case other than what my black brutha told me, but those honkey pigs acted stupidly …and besides, America is as racist as it ever was!”


Quotes of the day

I don't share all of Robert LeFevre's views, particularly regarding pacifism. But I definitely like his view of Gubmint!

"If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one."

"Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure."

"A limited government is a contradiction in terms."

Neal Boortz's points - but I agree with them

ByNeal Boortz @ July 23, 2009 8:27 AM

What's the number we hear tossed around? Let's settle on 47 million. OK, a few questions:

How many of the uninsured are illegal aliens.

Answer ... about 25% of them. They came here illegally, they stay here illegally, they work here illegally ... and we're supposed to be upset that they can't afford health insurance? If they get hurt patch them up and send them home.

How many of the uninsured are young and just not buying health insurance because they think they're pretty much bulletproof right now?

I've seen estimates as high as 20 million .. almost one-half of the uninsured. Hey, they made their choice ... let them suffer the consequences. Why do I have to sacrifice my health care freedom because some nimrods decide it is more important to pay for that new BMW and the flat screen TV than it is to take care of their health needs.

How many of the uninsured are eligible for Medicaid or Medicare and just haven't signed up for it?

Millions. So ... sign them up? Instead of taking over our health care, get these people signed up and take care of them under the programs we already have.

And how many of the uninsured are in a transitional state ... moving from one job to another and waiting for the new policy to kick in?

Millions more. We're going to turn out health care system over the government because of people changing jobs? How about just passing some laws that make health care insurance more portable?

Remember ... there are solutions out there. The only solution acceptable to the Democrats is one that makes government more powerful.

Want to cut health care costs?

Then close the damn border!

Still worried about Swine Flu?

A headline in a recent newspaper proclaims "U.S. to vaccinate millions against swine flu." Yet don't miss the powerfully revealing video clip below from the CBS investigative reporting program 60 Minutes before making your decision on whether or not to get the swine flu vaccine when it comes out.

This excellent 60 Minutes exposé reveals blatant U.S. government propaganda and fear-mongering in the swine flu outbreak and mass vaccination of 1976. The incisive report states that though only one person died as a result of the swine flu, "4,000 Americans are claiming damages from Uncle Sam amounting to three and a half billion dollars because of what happened when they took that [swine flu] shot."

This Nov. 4, 1979 program further reveals, "there are 300 claims now pending from the families of GBS [Guillain-Barre Syndrome] victims who died, allegedly as a result of the swine flu shot." With a Washington Past article today stating "The federal government should get about 100 million doses of vaccine by mid-October," think carefully about your decision after watching this important information.

Thune amendment defeated

There was a vote before the senate yesterday on national firearms reciprocity. If it had passed it would have allowed any person holding a concealed weapons permit to take their firearm to ANY state in the union that had a CWP provision in their laws. Illinois and Wisconsin, having NO sort of provision for armed private citizens, would have still been off limits.

Now I am basically against EVERY gun law on the books anywhere! I believe that the second amendment's use of the phrase "shall not be infringed" is pretty damn clear, so asking for permission from ANY Gubment agency pisses me off right from the get go.

But given our situation of having to beg for mere scraps of rights from Leviathan's table, I would have liked to see this pass.

It didn't.

And the reason it didn't was because two republican senators voted against it! GEE THANKS


Update on the Honduras thing

Remember the president of Honduras who was deposed by the Honduran Congress and Honduran Supreme Court recently? Don't call this a coup - this is NOT a coup. It's a constitutional government that actually WORKED as it was intended (unlike our own).

Well according to this article in The American Thinker, the ex-el presidente already had the election results on his personal PC - even though the election never happened!

Keep in mind that Obama, Clinton, Chavez of Venezuela, and the Castro brothers of Cuba, are all united in their insistence that the current government of Honduras is illegal.


The BEST of Ann Coulter

Nobody wants to shake his hand! OUCH!

50 year old cartoon accurately predicted the future!

Car dealer lectures CNN reporter on the 2A & God

This dealer is giving away AK-47's with the purchase of a new truck, and it's fun to watch him lecture the info-babe on the second amendment and God. He had a good answer for every silly question this broad raised! If I lived within 150 miles of this dealership, I'd be there buying a truck tomorrow.

Btw...did you notice the info-babe's constant refrain, in one form or another, of "some people might be offended"? Hey CNN... some people are definitely offended by those who try and say we can't defend ourselves! And if there's going to be shooting, I want the biggest round, and the biggest magazine capacity I can get! Cause I intend to WIN! So stop whining about AK-47s. (Actually I want something bigger than what the AK shoots)


Cronkite, the closet liberal, now sits at the right hand of Satan

Listen carefully as he states unequivocally that Americans must yield their sovereignty at 4:55, and then listen at 7:00 as he expresses the willingness to sit by the right hand of the devil - if that's what it takes to achieve one world government!

Woman driver mishandles the big weiner!

Don't ya hate when that happens!

As expected... THEY won't have the same healthcare WE will

This should come as no shock to anyone: Congress has exempted itself from virtually every piece of legislation it has ever written. There’s absolutely no reason to think that under the new “transparent” administration of BO that anything would suddenly change – for the better. Now they have exempted themselves from being subject to the same “wonderful” universal healthcare system the rest of America will have to endure, at the point of a gun if need be!

It seems that they will continue to use FEHB.

Oh but some fearless republican has sponsored a Non-Binding Resolution in response to this crap. Wow (Yawn) ...a non-binding resolution... wow. My my my.

Doesn’t Gubmint just give you this warm wet feeling down your back?


By the numbers

Book Report

I know that economic topics are generally a cure for insomnia in most people. But with the current War on Capitalism that’s raging in our country, isn’t it time that more people informed themselves about the real causes of the Meltdown?

Here’s the best treatise on the subject that I’ve seen yet.

And “Yes” it’s all the fault of government intervention; and the same people who caused this mess are asking us to trust them to fix it! Isn’t that convenient?

Thomas Woods' book is very readable and easily understood, even by folks who aren’t graduates of an economics school. I strongly urge you to get your hands on this, read it, understand it, then tell someone about it and urge them to do the same.


It was so urgent they didn't even read the bill before voting

ObamaCare comes ever closer to a reality!

A smoking ban being considered for the US military

So the latest move by our overload Nanny State is to announce they’re considering banning smoking in the military. The rationale they’re offering is the potential savings in health care costs, and I wont dispute that would probably be ONE result of such a policy. But consider what the possible costs could be of talented people leaving the service, or opting to never join in the first place.

Now consider the implications for we in the civilian world. It’s almost a given that some form of “universal healthcare” aka socialized medicine is coming down the pike. How we can avoid this with the current crop of statists in power I have no idea. So then the idea that they will proscribe or prescribe certain behavior because of the costs involved should give everyone cause to sit up and take notice.

The collectivists are linking their unstoppable will to control every aspect of YOUR life with the power of modern technology. Supercomputers, hi-tech surveillance, data mining etc., are allowing them to implement their nefarious schemes in such a fashion that would have made Stalin proud! And don’t think for a moment that they’ll be dissuaded by a little political resistance. These people are honestly convinced they can bring about a social utopia using government control.


I don't smoke myself, but if I did smoke and I was in a combat zone, I'd like to see you try and get my cigarette away from me!


A death you'll hear little about this week

Darrell Powers Dies At 86

By Dave Henderson
Monday, July 13, 2009

Dickenson County, VA — "Who is Darrell Powers?" I'm sure many of you are asking. With the death of Michael Jackson, the major news networks have sucked the oxygen from the atmosphere with all their bloviating, contrived adulation and non stop coverage of every aspect of the performer's life. It is no surprise that most have not heard of Power's passing.

Darrell "Shifty" Powers, like millions of Americans, answered the call of World War II. A quiet, unassuming man, Shifty joined the Army and then volunteered for the Airborne.

After intensive training, Powers was assigned to the famed Easy Company 2nd Battalion 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, where he jumped into Normandy on D-day. He was involved in the assault on Brecourt' Manor, which saved thousands of lives on Omaha Beach.

Powers fought in the battle of Carentan and the airborne invasion of Holland as part of Operation Market Garden, where millions of French and Dutch citizens found freedom.

The 506th was encircled by superior German forces in the Battle of the Bulge and against incredible odds, successfully defended the city of Bastogne. Powers and the 506th then entered Germany, liberated concentration camps and captured Hitlers, "Eagles Nest" in Berchtesgarden.

Shifty survived the war only to be seriously injured in an auto accident while en route home and his return to civilian life.

Like millions of veterans, Powers lived a simple productive life and would have slipped into history unknown if it were not for Stephen Ambrose and the story "Band of Brothers", which was turned into an HBO mini series.

Tom Brokaw called this the "Greatest Generation" and I tend to agree. Average men and women rose to the call to defend freedom. Their sacrifice freed millions and defeated true evil.

This quiet man did not live in ostentatious wealth. He did not want to go to war, nor did he seek adulation for his service, but he answered the call and the world is free because of his efforts and sacrifice.

I doubt Shifty could do the moon walk, or that he was a gifted dancer or singer. He was never accused of pedophilia, nor did he find escape in drugs. He was not a pop icon, but, to me, Darrell "Shifty" Powers was a true hero.

We are losing our fathers and grandfathers by the thousands now; they are that age. The "Greatest Generation" — have you said thank you?

Darrell "Shifty" Powers (March 13, 1923 – June 17, 2009) - A True American Hero.
Rest in peace Shifty - and thank you.

Liberalism kills

Lives lost due to civilian disarmament

Lives lost due to banning DDT

Thank you liberal do-gooders, for all you do! NOT

They're few and far between

Believe it or not, not ALL celebrities are leftist scum. Here're a few who lean to the right.

How's YOUR day so far?


A welcome break from political topics - for the moment

This was originally released in the Fall of 2007:

I just wanted to share with y’all my hunting experience from this past weekend.

My personal best is a 9 point buck, so naturally I want something bigger. This season I have let perfectly good bucks walk by in the hope of seeing something I’d be proud to hang over my fireplace.

Long before sunup Saturday morning I slipped into a promising spot in an area that I have consistently seen deer. I had a perfect stalk to get into position. There was just enough wind and traffic noise to cover the sound of me climbing the tree. It was a perfect morning for deer hunting: cool temperatures, steady predictable breeze. I positioned myself 40’ up a large pine on the edge a hillside that sloped down into a very thick swamp. Across my front, from left to right, ran an old logging road that showed lots of recent deer sign.

I watched a gorgeous sunrise over the far ridgeline with a mist hanging over the swamp that glowed almost magically.

At 8:30 a.m. I was silently scanning my whole field of fire from left to right. A moment before the logging road to my left was empty. Now there was a new shape there. I watched closely and saw the flick of an ear, and then the swish of a white tail. Instantly, but quietly and carefully, I brought the rifle up to my shoulder.

Now in my scope I could see more clearly the large 10 point rack decorating the animal’s head. I could also see several other smaller bucks slowly amble into the trail behind their “leader”. In absolute stillness and silence I watched them as they slowly made their way along the old road directly towards me.

With great care I took off the safety and made ready for the shot. At a distance of about 50 yards, the 10 point I was eyeing turned broadside and stood stock still, in essence giving me a perfect shot opportunity. I paused in breathing and gently squeezed the trigger while holding the cross hairs over the animal’s heart.

The next sound I heard was “CLICK”! Not “BOOM” but “CLICK”.

In total amazement the thought ran thru my mind “What the …” and THEN I hear “BOOM”! There was more than enough time between the click and the boom for me to completely lose both my concentration AND my point of aim! The bullet and the deer all went to parts unknown.

I sat there, mouth agape, and watched as my quarry and his buddies all melted hurriedly back into the swamp from whence they came. To say that I was sick at my stomach does not begin to describe how I felt at that precise moment.

Everything perfect - all the way through - right up until the moment that I pulled the trigger, and then it all went to hell in a handbasket!

Other than that….I had a great hunting weekend!

10 Questions that won't be asked of Sotomayor

Borrowed from the Columbia Conservative Examiner:

Today marks the beginning of confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

Most Senate observers say that Sotomayor will have fairly smooth sailing to confirmation and that she may pick up as many as TEN (10) Republican votes in her favor, Remember that, and keep note of their names.

Perhaps never before in the history of U.S. Supreme Court nominations has a nominee been so thoroughly vetted, so thoroughly discredited, and yet so thoroughly hailed as 'the most qualified judge in the nation for the job.'

Obviously these are the same people who would claim that Joe Biden never puts his foot in his mouth.

The following 10 questions will never be asked of Judge Sotomayor. As with everything else Obama has done, the Democrat-controlled Congress heaps lavish praise on the Obama choice, deftly covering up the glaring problems associated with the nominee, merrily prancing along the way, happy to do the Great One's bidding.

However, these questions need to be considered whether the Senate asks them or not.

1. At Yale Law School you adhered to a common school of thought among Yale professors and
graduates that maintains that the ultimate factor that influences judicial decisions is the individual Judge--their heritage, background, unique outlook, and the ultimate power that rests solely with their rulings. How does this point of view square with the view of the Founders who believed that an objective consideration of original intent is the single most important criterion?

2. Another common school of thought among law schools and Constitutional scholars is the notion that the Judge's chief responsibility in deciding a case is to adhere to court precedent. In your ruling effecting the white firefighters in New Haven, you claimed that you were 'only following court precedent.' But what about those instances where court precedent clearly flies in the face of clear original intent with regard to the Constitution? The fact that SCOTUS has overturned your rulings more often than any other federal judge speaks volumes.

3. Do you believe that the U.S. Constitution is the ultimate and final rule of law in the United States?

4. What is your view on the authority, if any, of international courts, or 'international law,' when those laws contradict the principles of the U.S. Constitution? And what about international treaties signed by Presidents that violate Constitutional principles? How can these laws and treaties be considered 'legal' in this country?

5. Do you believe that it is possible for a Supreme Court Judge to act in a manner that is above the law, outside the bounds of our commonly-accepted rule of law? And what is the remedy for such an act, if indeed you believe it is possible?

6. And what, in your opinion, is the remedy for acts that are above the law by the Executive Branch, including programs, policies, and personnel (such as 'Czars')? And please describe how this can be remedied if the other 2 branches of government fail to do their Constitutional duty in providing appropriate oversight and, ultimately, investigation and prosecution?

7. What was the context of your statement when you declared that white men should be castrated? That statement, along with your assertion that a 'Latina woman' would arrive at a wiser decision than a white man appear to be blatantly racist. Do you see how the casual observer could come to that conclusion? And explain exactly how those statements are not racist in nature.

8. You have stated that you are a 'child of affirmative action' due to the fact that you got into Yale although you lacked the scores to do so. In the years since, affirmative action has been largely discredited as an effective means of addressing past discrimination. How can you condemn discrimination based upon race when you admit that you are a beneficiary of such discrimination and indeed support such discrimination through affirmative action?

9. Do you believe that the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution affirms the individual citizen's right to own and keep firearms? Do local laws that hamper the ability of citizens to utilize all the tools of effective self-defense violate the concept delineated in the Second Amendment?

10. Do you think that Roe v. Wade is a good decision and that the consequences of this ruling by the Supreme Court have been good for the country?

Perhaps one or two brave Senators may dare ask a couple of these questions, but I doubt the others will ever see the light of day in the Sotomayor hearings. Our nation is much the poorer for it.


I hope Mrs. Annointed One sees this pic

The latest dose of bovine fecal matter from Obama

World has avoided economic disaster, Obama says

By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer Charles Babington, Associated Press Writer
4 mins ago

L'AQUILA, Italy – Lasting worldwide recovery "is still a ways off," President Barack Obama declared Friday, but he also said at the conclusion of a global summit that a disastrous economic collapse apparently has been averted. The implied suggestion is that He, The Annointed One, is responsible for the save!

Obama said world leaders had taken significant measures to address economic, environmental and global security issues. I took some "significant measures" myself just this morning - in my bathroom hey! But all things are relative.

"Reckless actions by a few have fueled a recession that spans the globe," Obama said [yep...a few US gubmint bureaucrats have managed to nearly crash the system] of the meltdown that began in the United States with a tumble in housing prices and drastic slowing of business lending. The downturn now threatens superpowers and emerging nations alike.

Obama urged national leaders to unite behind a global recovery plan that includes stricter financial regulation and sustained stimulus spending. More of the same crap that got in this mess...government intervention, and leaving the free market further and further behind!

"The only way forward is through shared and persistent effort to combat threats to our peace, our prosperity and our common humanity wherever they may exist. None of this will be easy," Obama told a news conference at the end of the Group of Eight summit of major economic powers. There's a threat to our peace and prosperity alright! It's the socialist cabal leading the US gubmint!

Imagine if this were white kids attacking a black family

Akron police investigate teen mob attack on family

By Phil Trexler
Beacon Journal staff writer

Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation.

But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.

It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend's home in South Akron.

Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.

The Marshalls, who are white, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends June 27 on Girard Street numbered close to 50. The teens were all black.

''This was almost like being a terrorist act,'' Marshall said. ''And we allow this to go on in our neighborhoods?'' Well you don't HAVE to allow it! You could carry a concealed weapon with you and shoot the son's of bitches!

They said it started when one teen, without any words or warning, blindsided and assaulted Marshall's friend as he stood outside with the others.

When Marshall, 39, jumped in, he found himself being attacked by the growing group of teens.

His daughter, Rachel, 15, who weighs about 90 pounds, tried to come to his rescue. The teens pushed her to the ground.

His wife, Yvonne, pushed their son, Donald, 14, into bushes to keep him protected.

''My thing is,'' Marshall said, ''I didn't want this, but I was in fear for my wife, my kids and my friends. I felt I had to stay out there to protect them, because those guys were just jumping, swinging fists and everything.

''I'm lucky. They didn't break my ribs or bruise my ribs. I thank God, they concentrated on my thick head because I do have one. They were trying to take my head off my spine, basically.''

After several minutes of punches and kicks, the attack ended and the group ran off. The Marshalls' two adult male friends were not seriously hurt.

''I don't think I thought at that moment when I tried to jump in,'' Rachel Marshall said. ''But when I was laying on the ground, I was just scared.''

Marshall was the most seriously injured. He suffered a concussion and multiple bruises to his head and eye. He said he spent five nights in the critical care unit at Akron General Medical Center.

The construction worker said he now fears for his family's safety, and the thousands of dollars in medical bills he faces without insurance.

''I knew I was going to get beat, but not as bad as I did,'' Marshall said. ''But I did it to protect my family. I didn't have a choice. There was no need for this. We should be all getting along. But to me, it seems to be racist.'' Duh! Ya think!!

Akron police are investigating. Right now, the case is not being classified as a racial hate crime. There were no other reports of victims assaulted by the group that night. What exactly does it take to classify it as a racial crime? Oh I know...the victim must be black or gay!

The department's gang unit is involved in the investigation, police said.

''We don't know if it's a known gang, or just a group of kids,'' police Lt. Rick Edwards said.

The Marshalls say they fear retaliation at home or when they go outside. They are considering arming themselves, but they're concerned about the possible problems that come with guns. True...some marauding thugs might get hurt.

For now, they are hoping police can bring them suspects. They believe they can identify several of the attackers.

''This makes you think about your freedom,'' Marshall said. ''In all reality, where is your freedom when you have this going on?''


I guess I'm just a sick puppy

... but I think I'm gonna buy this.

Islam in America

Islam is making serious inroads in America these days, aided by political correctness, and leftist politicians. Many volumes of text can and have been written warning us of this hideous threat. But in a nutshell you need to grasp these truths:

a. Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion.

b. There is no such thing as “moderate” Islam versus “radical” Islam. That is strictly a western political construct that is being used out of fear.

c. Islam, regardless of which variety, has one goal they have never disavowed: complete world domination. They have no thoughts of liberty or democracy.

d. Muslims regard ALL concessions as signs of weakness. You would be no more successful negotiating with an alligator!

e. Islam is using our own political system against us and destroying us from within.

f. The word Islam does NOT mean peace. It means submission – to Allah.

g. Deception is absolutely fundamental to Islam. Their doctrine teaches that ANYTHING said or done to an infidel is acceptable – as long as it furthers “the cause”

Now, these things being said… go watch this video. It was not filmed in Gaza, or Lebanon. It was filmed in Dearborn Michigan!


A lie repeated over and over....

Canadian-born Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer admitted as much before the first "assault weapon" ban went into effect in 1994:

"The 'assault weapons ban' will have no effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. ... Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of (all) weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation."

Last year's Supreme Court ruling in Heller v. D.C. that the Second Amendment right to own firearms is an individual one may crimp confiscation plans, but the current set of lies being told in order to achieve renewed restrictions goes on.

If you care even slightly for the right to keep and bear arms, you'll go read the whole article.

Pessimism Porn vs. Optimism Opium

"You can't keep printing phantom money out of thin air, based on nothing, and producing practically nothing, without destroying the economy!"

Some more thoughts on the passing scene:

I tell ya dear reader, things are looking pretty poorly these days; poorly enough that your esteemed author is plumb depressed at how things are going. I’m looking hard for something to be enthusiastic about - but doggone if I can see anything worth a hoot!

That racist, leftist, no-doubt socialist, most certainly sexist Sotomayor person is likely to plant her heinous hinny on the bench down at Constitution-trampling headquarters. Is there any doubt that soon she’ll be adding her own footprint upon that over-trodden doormat that was once our law of the land?

That pusillanimous herd of pussy-willows (formerly known as Republicans) on the Senate judiciary committee, is not making any real noises like they’ll attempt to block her appointment.

And our energetic defender of the Second Amendment, the NRA, has finally joined the fray over Sotomayor’s appointment. I tried to get a sense of their “serious concerns” by reading the letter they sent the Senate today. I wasn’t impressed. I’m not a lawyer and I don’t play one on television, so the legalese gobbledy-gook I found there didn’t exactly warm the cockles of my heart. Know what I mean?

Sadly Obama & Clinton Inc. are still coming down on the side of the dictators in the case of Actual Constitutional functionality a la Honduras style. Nothing short of sickening in my humble view. PrezBo is demanding the legitimate president to step aside for a slimy socialist charlatan, and in so doing he’s in near verbatim agreement with Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and The Raul & Fidel Show! Makes ya kinda want to heave doesn’t it?

The Great Pretender himself just returned from Russia where he was playing patty cake with the former KGB thug, and indications are that in typical liberal democrat fashion, he gave the flippin farm away! I believe I even heard him express the sentiment that “America wants a strong Russia.” OoooooKayyy! Does anyone remember when the adults ran the show?

The price of gold is down. This one doesn’t worry me too all-fired much however. I know that massive inflation is coming soon, because economic law demands it. And PrezBo and the Federal Reserve can NOT overcome those laws any more than they can overcome the law of gravity. So eventually my precious metals holdings will become the inflation hedge I planned for.

Even if you use the government’s deliberately distorted unemployment numbers, at over nine percent right now, anyone with half a brain realizes that we’re in trouble as a nation. Personally I believe nine percent to be an understatement. The Imperial Gubmint (which has raised the art of lying to a science) has cooked the stats and regularly feeds us nonsense in order to forestall any civil unrest. But there’s coming a day when even the most blinded democratic acolyte will see that things are really bad. What happens on the day that entitlement checks start bouncing?

In the sense of “fairness” I suppose I ought to list at least one or two good things. Let’s see, ammo availability is returning, and that’s a good thing. If I wasn’t so strapped, I’d buy some.

Oh, and I didn’t get selected to attend Michael Jackson’s funeral! That’s certainly a good thing. They might have had to restrain me when that racist huckster Al Sharpton got up to speak. Kicking his sorry ass would give me great pleasure! In fact, just the thought of it brings a smile to my face.

Ah well…time to trudge onward.


A Fouth of July Rant

The Fourth of July is here, and it’s time for all the sunshine patriots to break out their American flags and BBQ grills. Very few of them will give even a passing thought to the meaning of freedom. And those who do think about it will likely ascribe to a much scaled down version of what freedom really means.

My countrymen have undergone a change in their character over the last few generations such that the old virtues of thrift, industry, self-reliance and hardy independence have all given way to pseudo-virtues like diversity, groupthink and tolerance. Today, freedom is defined as watching what you want to on TV (even though it’s all equally garbage), or freedom to kill the unborn (as if you weren’t free to keep your panties on to begin with) or freedom to live where you want (until you try to build something on “your” property without the government’s permission).

In my youth freedom was so much more than these things. The freedom I am accustomed to came with responsibility. But in 2009 responsibility only seems to come into play in the context of a lawsuit. Someone ELSE is responsible for your mistakes we are repeatedly told.

Political correctness, government intrusion, and earth worship disguised as environmental awareness all rule the consciousness of the typical American today. In schools where we are taught WHAT to think rather than HOW to think, our precious children are indoctrinated to rely on government rather than on themselves. So it’s no wonder that young Americans are quick to trade their liberty in exchange for security.

There’s a War on Drugs which has been perverted into a war on civil liberties and rights. There’s a War on Poverty, which has morphed into an assault on capitalism. The War on Terror has been renamed because our leaders are too wussified to actually name our enemy aloud (that would be Islam – ALL Islam, since it’s ALL radical). Although it hasn’t been announced as such, there’s a war on guns going on, and that’s because our leaders make no distinction between patriots who cling (bitterly) to the constitution, and terrorists who crash planes into office buildings.

As far as I am concerned, the US government is every bit as dangerous as the fanatical muslims who crave our death. The government wants to enslave us, and it is here among us with the will and the power to do exactly that. And we’re letting it execute those plans with hardly a whimper. Case in point: There was a TEA party in my town Friday night. A town with a population of over a million, and less than 1,000 showed up to protest! And there wasn’t a peep about it mentioned in the local news.

So today the average American will wave his flag, eat some hot dogs and drink a cold beer, and fancy himself a patriot. But he pays little or no attention to the corruption in Washington that has spread like a cancer down to the state and local levels. He’ll watch the lying TV reporters as they say there’s an economic recovery on the way or lend their support to the next round of “stimulus” spending. He’ll send his child to the government mandated youth indoctrination camp when it reopens in the Fall, and eventually when the Republic completely collapses and balkanizes into something unrecognizable, he’ll wonder what happened.

May God have mercy on the USA. May God spare the Republic.

“I know not what course others may take, but as for me: Give me Liberty or give me death!”