Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Sad Bear Story....

This is a very sad story about a bear. Everybody should heed the warning to not feed wildlife because they become dependent and cannot forage for themselves anymore.

The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect US wildlife . . . .

Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democrat Party.... as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance.

This photo is of a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed.... Bearack Obearma.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rousing Endorsement for Obama

Obama has a new fan: Hugo Chavez, Dictator in Chief of Venezuela.

Chavez spoke in glowing terms of Obama during is rambling U.N. speech today. As his "attention getter" he keyed off his comments three years ago when he followed George W. Bush and made the comment that the lectern "still smells of sulfur", alluding to his view of Bush as the Devil incarnate.

Today Chavez looked around the podium and said, "It doesn't smell of sulfur. It's gone. No, it smells of something else. It smells of hope."

Ahhh....another "Hope and Change" devotee.

I'm sure he's seeing in Obama a true kindred spirit, one willing to commandeer private industries and nationalize them. Of someone who'll go after and shut down or nationalize the media to stifle all dissent. You know, "change" in the classical sense!

Along the way he also managed to throw in his lot with Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Bill Cosby by stating opposition to Obama's policies is based soley on racisim. He managed to single out Fox News on that one. I bet he'd love to have Fox in Venezuela so he could shut them down!

Nothing beats an endorsement from a brutal, Marxist dictator to boost your political capital. It has to make all Obama supporters extremely proud.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear President Carter: Shut up!

Jimmy, with your track record as arguably the worst president in the 20th Century, please keep your opinions to yourself. We don't want to hear them. They have no relevance. They sound like the ramblings of an only slighly coherent old man.

No one is buying the argument that you must be a racist if you disagree in any way with the Leftist/Marxist/Socialist policies of Barack Obama and his Radical Left army of czars. The argument is as ignorant as your Presidential legacy.

I'm tired of the Democrats in this wonderful "post-racial period" continually playing the Race Card over and over and over. In reality, the biggest racists in this country continue to be in the Democratic party and an inordinate number of them tend to be Black.

For the vast majority of us, we don't care if someone is white, black, brown, red, orange, or green. It's the content of your character that matters, not the color of your screen as a wise man once said.

The problem is the content of Obama, Reid and Pelosi's character is sorely wanting. Their ideas represent nothing our Founders would recognize. And the rest of the country is taking a stand against them.

So Jimmy, the next time you get the urge to spew your racist bile, pull that sweater a little tighter around your neck and go back to sleep. We don't want to hear it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Word of Advice to Obama and Congress...

I have one very simple word of advice for Obama and Congress:

"Fix Social Security and Medicare, THEN we'll consider healthcare reform."

How anyone can seriously suggest having the government take on another Trillion Dollar program while they have two huge programs already in deep financial kimshee is absolutely ludicrous, and defies all logic.

Oh, and while you're at, Mr. President, shelve Cap-and-Trade. The net result of that litte piece of lunacy will be to devastate the American economy, further assuring our ultimate bankrupty as tax revenues fall even further.

Let's right the listing ship that is the American economy today, THEN consider what issues need to be addressed next, starting with Social Security and Medicare.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Very Brief Moment of Clarity for Obama

In Obama's Montana town hall meeting yesterday he finally had a very brief moment of clarity.

In response to a questioner who asked him how he was going to pay for it he finally admitted: "You are absolutely right. I can't cover another 47 million people for free. I can't do that. We're going to have to find money from somewhere."

Moments of clarity. Aren't they precious?

In past talks he's suggested moving $500B from Medicare to help cover the Trillion-dollar plus price tag. Unfortunately, this defies logic.

If the plan is to assure coverage for ALL Americans, how can you take money from healthcare for one segment of the citizenry and allocate it to another segment, and still provide for both segments needs?

Another fine example of Obamalogic.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obamacare:The Audacity of Cluelessness

This entire healthcare reform fiasco would be quite comical if the consequences were not so potentially deadly for Americans and our economy.

You have a President continually spouting blatant lies that are repeatedly shown to be lies by real journalists who take the time to to check his facts. Unfortunately, that's a very small percentage within the mainstream media...true journalism is all but dead outside of Fox and conservative talk radio today.

Following Presidential logic in 2009 can be a real challenge: A major concern is that the currently proposed "public healthcare option" will force private healthcare insurance providers out of business (which we know is his ultimate goal, by his own admission.) To calm these fears in his recent town hall meeting he pointed out that private companies like UPS and FedEx compete quite well against the U.S. Post Office, that it's the post office that's continually in trouble.

Thanks for reassuring us, Mr. President, that government run programs are so notably efficient that they're continually in trouble! Sorta like Medicare that was projected to cost $12B by 1990, but ultimately cost $107B instead? That's my kind of federal program. Using the "We're the post office of healthcare" slogan falls a bit short on the "compelling argument" scale.

Another highlight was when he worked in a dig at the the Bush administration for not providing the funding for Medicare Part D. While Obama wasn't in the senate at the time, all of his heroes in the senate fell all over themselves to support this particular lapse in fiscal judgment by George Bush. Had Obama been there, I have no doubt he would have voted along with the tax-and-spend crowd to approve it.

It was also worth a hoot listening to him try to assure us that the crowd at that meeting was randomly selected and represented a cross-section of views. He then proceeds to field a question (between "Yes We Can!" chants.....but definitely NOT a partisan crowd, right?) from a 13 year-old who happens to be the daughter of one of his Massachussets campaign leaders!


Mr. President, put the theatrics aside and listen to the American people. While most American agree we need healthcare reform, the vast majority of us DO NOT believe more government involvement is the answer. If anything, we need LESS government!

More importantly, we need TORT REFORM as the first, major step towards true healthcare reform. To propose any legislation that does not address tort reform immediately and automatically should disqualify it as an insincere attempt to address the healthcare issues we face in this country.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Obama's Misguided Approach to Healthcare

Yesterday Obama had the audacity (of no hope!) to lecture doctors for ordering too many tests, thereby driving up the costs of healthcare.

Is he really that clueless?

Doesn't he realize doctor MUST order multiple tests to avoid being sued for malpractice? In our current sue-happy society, aided and abetted by the Democrat's protection of the American Trial Lawyers of their largest supporters, we have forced our healthcare providers into a constand C.Y.A. mode of practice.

A doctor friend told me awhile ago that in 95% of his cases he could order one test to confirm his diagnosis, then proceed with treatment. But in the current liability climate, and the demands of his medical malpractice insurer, he has to order a multitude of tests to just to protect himself from potential liability.

But costs don't end there. Malpractice and product liability costs drive up the price of EVERYTHING in medical care by orders of magnitude, as manufacturers are forced to take a belt and suspenders approach to everything they provide to our doctors.

Yet discussion of tort (the area of law within which malpractice falls) reform is off the table, as far as Obama is concerned.

And that's before we even get into government mandates that further hobble our healthcare providers. And that's all before this Administrations current round of proposals for MORE regulation and digital record-keeping requirements.

It's exactly this type of myopic view of major problems that is causing this administration to drive us down the road to ultimate economic oblivion.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Meghan McCain: The nut doesn't fall far from the tree

Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain, has recently demonstrated why the Republican party has lost its way.

She's been criticizing Ann Coulter. Seems Ann's strident style makes it hard for little Meghan to make nice with all her liberal friends.

And therein lies the problem.

When you have misguided lunatics trying desperately to take our country down the socialist path, why in the world would you be trying to make nice with them?

This is precisely the time that you need straight shooters like Ann Coulter calling a spade a spade and making the left own up to their idiocy!

I just read Ann's book "Guilty" and I would highly recommend it. It clearly and cleverly points out the Left's indefensible positions on virtually every issue, while constantly playing the victim card. Put it on your "Must Read" list!

As for Meghan, she's just proved the nut doesn't fall far from the tree. She's a lefty TRYING to say she's a Republican. If Republicans listen to nutcases like her, we're doomed to continued losses at the polls, and our freedoms to ever-expanding government.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wisdom of Hillary

A note to Obama regarding your villifying of Rush Limbaugh for his criticism of your policies -- Here's a quote from your Secretary of State:

"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration."

For once, I think I agree with you, Hil!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quote of the Day

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

-- Margaret Thatcher

Divorcing the Liberals

I'm not sure who the author of the following letter is, but I share his sentiments!

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives,
socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood .

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and over sized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone health care if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe health care is a luxury and not a right. We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.


John J. Wall
Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Obama Administration: Amateur Hour at the White House

In a clever-by-half move to symbolize their desire to "hit the rest button" on our relations with Russia, the Obama administration via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red "reset" button. The problem is, instead of finding the Russian word for "reset" they managed to use a variation of it that means "overcharged"!

This despite Clinton's proud pronouncement at the event that they worked really hard to get the precise word for "reset"!

This begs the question, with the vast resources of the United States government at their disposal, the Obama administration cannot manage to find ONE person who actually understands the Russian language?

The more subtle humor I found here was that presenting a "red button" to our Cold War nemesis seemed strikingly odd considering the years we spent worrying about who was going to push "The Button" first! I'm surprised they didn't just run down to Staples to pick up an "Easy Button"!

A second display of brilliance occurred with the visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Brown presented Obama with a pen holder carved from the oak timbers of the Victorian anti-slaver ship HMS Gannet, once named HMS President. It was a sister ship of the HMS Resolute from which the Oval Office's desk is made. In addition, Brown presented Obama a first edition of a seven-volume biography of Winston Churchill. Both were unique and thoughful gifts.

Showing their equally amazing capacity for thoughtfulness, Obama presented Brown with 25 DVDs of some of Obama's favorite movies.

Nothing like a last-minute trip to Wal-Mart to find a gift for a visting foreign dignitary!

As someone else quipped, this is truly "Amateur Hour" at the White House, and portends endless entertainment for the next four years.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Obama Tilting at the Limbaugh Windmill

You'd think with our economy tanking the leader of the free world might be focused pretty exclusively on resolving it.

Instead, Obama has been sucked into an on-going verbal sparring match with Rush Limbaugh! The sad part is, he hasn't a prayer in a war of words with Limbaugh. It's like a man with a pea shooter getting sucked into a fight with a street gang!

This is not meant to credit Limbaugh's rhetorical style (though he is a master at what he does!) Rather it's a testament to the power of the ideas behind his speech. Limbaugh has the history of the founding fathers on his side. Obama's stuck recycling the repeated failures of long-discredited liberal ideas.

Obama Lies with a Straight Face

It's breathtaking how sincere Obama can look when staring into that teleprompter and lying to America. It's almost as if he's practiced it all his life!

Remember the "No tax increase on anyone making less than $250,000 per year" promise? He stated it time and time again during the campaign, then restated it in his address to Congress last week. At the same time he's proposing removing the current cap on FICA which is currently $102K., much for $250K! Now if you make over $102K you've just had an extra 7% added to your tax bill. Since your employer matches the FICA this amounts to a tax hike for them, too, which will probably affect the amount of your next pay raise...or whether you even have a job! Sweet!!

But that's only the beginning. Have you looked into his new Cap and Trade plan? He's planning on raising $650B from that little tax. Who'll pay it? Only those who use any form of energy from fossil fuels. So, that's 80% of your electricity and all of your heating fuels. It will amount to approximately $2,116 additional tax on every man, woman and child in the country.

And he's done it all with a straight face. Truly amazing.

Here's your new mantra: Obama Lied, Economy Died!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Another call for a fair and open airing of the AGW theory

I don't know who "stan" is, but I couldn't agree with him more! I'm reproducing his comment which originally appeared here.

Stan writes:

The good people always have good reasons for letting someone else do the heavy lifting. Everyone thinks someone will because anyone could, but no one does.

Our society has determined that it is immoral to punish a person unless every element of a crime has been established beyond a reasonable doubt. We don’t rely on the best guesses of the police or the opinions of criminal justice experts as to the likelihood of guilt. The prosecution has to meet an evidentiary burden of proof which is very high.

Climate alarmists are advocating political action which will “punish” billions of people. The harm suffered by the poorest will be severe. And these poor haven’t even committed a crime. Aren’t they entitled to at least as much due process as a criminal? As a matter of morality, what standard of evidence should be required before such punishment is imposed? What burden should the alarmist advocates satisfy?

I don’t think honesty is asking too much. Is it asking too much that climate scientists check each other’s work before they make grand pronouncements of their theories to the rest of us? I believe that a scientist with a moral conscience, a bit of self-awareness and some knowledge of the dangers of hubris would realize his moral duty to be as sure as he could possibly be before demanding that billions of poor people suffer from his advocacy. At a minimum, that would mean checking and replicating every study. It would mean openness and transparency. It would mean quality control of the highest order. It would mean cessation of the dishonest presentations to the public and character assassination of anyone with a different viewpoint. And it would mean an insistence that other climate scientists conform to those minimum moral standards.

Instead, they play hide the ball. We get studies filled with lazy, wild-ass guesses which boggle the mind; “the dog ate my homework” excuses to reasonable requests for data; acceptance of pathetically bad studies without question; and failures of quality control for data that are jaw-dropping in their implications. And at every turn, the behavior of prominent climate alarmists sets off warning bells that tell us their moral compasses are seriously askew.

The alarmist scientists keep saying that they have the science on their side. But they never replicate studies. They never check each other’s work. They say they don’t have time to bother with quality control. And when others start checking, the mistakes keep piling higher and higher. The obstinance about transparency is a scandal. The refusal to replicate is inexplicable. The quality control is so bad it borders on criminal.

It’s time for good people to do something. Nothing won’t cut it anymore.